The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1949 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 31, 1949
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JK TKN THI NATION Li* tie Man Pauses at Year's End Of Hectic Year and Finds Hope Eor the Future and for Humanity BT James Marluw WASHINGTON, Pec. 31. (ffi— That nn>n of the year, tbe little guy, any little guy going home this New Years eve, had A bit of a bounce to his step RS he boarded the bus. Hair i little thinner, B little grayer. Kycs a little dimmer, glasses a little thicker. One year older. "Well, I made it for another year," he said to himself, pushing into the bus. Inside himself he felt more quiet* — than lie h:id in years. He didn't know why, exactly. World War II was a litlle further behind him And talk of World War III had calmed down g bit. Maybe that was ft. Part of It. he thought. But other Ku'ngs hnd settled down. Prices, for Instance. Ho hadn' had a raise in a good while but hadn't gone ie|> in a good while. So, with the money he had coining in and prices steady, he conlcl plan a bit ahead. That helped him feel a little better inside, he knew. l.UUe Red Jjglil fhishrs He looked around at the f rices in the bus- They seemed quieter, too, Or maybe he onJy thougnt so. Anyway, eveiybody more or lew; WHS pretty much in the sartie boat lie was, or the same bus, One thing .still bothered, him, though, like a h'ltle red light ticking on and off in the Unc-rC of his head: He wished hr kids were all through school and settled in jobs they liked, earning good money. • That was something which nl- ways worried him a bit: The idea that something might happen to him before he had seen his kids through the school years and in Jobs, able t« take acre of themselves. He always felt that. If anything happened to him and his kids had to quit school and just take «ny job they'd always have two strikes on them, compared with kids whose fathers lived longer. Talking or living 1 longer, he said to himself. He wondered why he was more conscious of the newspaper stories about people dying. He never paid any attention to them when he was 21 and feeling his oats. He tried to look back hi his mind afc what seemed most important in the world in 1049. The first thing that popped into his head was the story of Prince Aly Kahn and Kiia Hay worth. Whey them? lie just kepi seeing stories about them day after day. They were going to get married, they got married, they were going to have R baby, they had a bnby- He had a steady diet of it all year and he was fed up. Congress might be passing s b Ig 1 aw, or t he Commit nis Ls wore nverumiing Asia, or the Catholic Church v."as at war wiUi Moscow, but, sure as shoot in*, there WHS the story of Aly and Rita, ever day. lAttlr. Jobs All Add Up Bigr things were a doing : Tn Congress, the White House, the world. More bfg things would be a -doing. They seemed to he swirling around him as the years went by, puzzling; him more. He couldn't keep up with them nil. Was he getting lazy, or stupid, or wcro there just too many things Deep inside him he wished there was something more he could do, UTILITIES Continued from Page One to 200 on the waiting list. Continued expansion o( telephone service is .scheduled for 1950. since, despite I he subscribers added hi 1949. there are neatly 400 on the wailing list. City Now Has 1/121 Dumps Truman L. Scott. lilytheville nian- acer for Sonllivvcsleni Unit Telephone Co.. said the 412 phones installed through late November Increased the tola! number of stations to 4.121. OJ these, 3.113 nre customers' (elephones Find (he rc- mnindor tire in use as pay stations and extensions. Not including rural subscribers, there are 2,071 residential telephones in Btythcville today anrt 890 business phones. Mr. Scolt prcdiclcd a large Increase in iu.slatlations for January. Most of these will IK- it) the southeast section of the city, he snid. The telephone situation, he said, is not easing up. There still are some shortages of material, such as lead cable. Mr. Scott cited the unusual increase in resiilenllal construction in Blylhcville during 1849 as another rmijor reason the telephone situation has shown little change. A large-scale program aimed nt, easing this situation is in the offing, he said, but details are not yet ready for release. Completion in 1949 of au underground coaxial cable from tit. Louis !o Jackson. Miss., via Blythevillu and Memphis doubled the number of long distance lines from Blytheville to St. Louis. One of the principal repeater stations is loc^'«d in Bljlheviile. In addition to providing added long distance lines, the coaxial cable also can be used Inter for television transmission. The cubic also provided Hrytlie- ville, Osceola. Joiner and Wilson with direct circuits into Memphis. NEW YEAR Continued from page One more boldly into the stream of events, .seeking to reinforce the morality of a nation and Us people. i\c«- Theories Advanced Science captured now ground In tile closing days of the old year Dr. Albeit Einstein brought forward a new concept that promised a possible new umlcrxiamling of the in the year's ahead. New and closer cooperation in [acklinc phyucal httreus was seen in iht> mccliny here ot the. American Association for the Advancement of Science, which todn.v finishes the biggest scientific,meeting in the un- .,..„.,„..._..,...„ . — .... oigcest seieiltif c.nieeliti" it to help out. Help whom? Oil. Ins li<H ;- s history Lull "'> country, the world, people every- Tht , ,'^J' where, at least to do something; more important than lie was doing. But there wasn't much he could do, except his own job. \vbich •wasn't important, he kue\v. But most people were in the same fix, a lot of little people doing a lot of little jobs. His eyes brightened a bit as he tried to tell himself: Isn't that the whole point? Al! kinds of people. IB on Us problems. In Its slmv, stumbling dnhorralic fashion, it was Irving to wipe 'out its wrongs and injustices. Across tbe seas, a sick world vat recovering from tbe wounds of conflict. The Economic Cooperation Administration said Western European countries had achieved tbe highest industrial and farm production in history, and Mint the — - ' v - "• —' * »— uiiumin in mstorv and lln doing all kinds of jobs, and when | forecast for next j'ear wns for you put all the litte ijobs together they become one big job? '•Maybe I'm just kidding myself." he thought, "Maybe I'm just try- Ing to tell myself I'm doing sonic- thing that roun<-s." Thcbus Mopped at his corner. lie got off. Other years on New Year's Eve, feeling uneasy ami unquiet. he stopped in at the rornrr place for a quick one. No! tnnighl. Tonight he fell alt rh:hl. He xvalkerl straight home, bn.skly. ' Another Happy New Year ather Time, dispfaying his powers, Paused vhen the morning was new— And left us a year o( unfilled hours n exchange for the year Jived through. Will these houis equal o nappy New Year? We aik ourselves today. That problem is simple, the aniwcr t$ ck<i'' Let'i >otV \\ out this Add all the houis of sunshine and fun, Of rofleclion that's kind to the soul, 01 music and laynhtcr and friendships begun, And accomplishments toward our main goal Subtract atl I he houis of sadness and rain Disappointments and quarrels and tears' Of errors in judgment, of sorrow and pain And thoughts that arc shadowed by fears Multiply houis we'll spend doing deeds V/ithoul expcctutiorv of puy, State Rated Second in Cotton Production for Current Year higher production. President of Frisco Announces Promotions ST LOUIS. Dec. 31 — M. Dudley Rigss. Webster Groves. Mo. has- been promoted lo passenger traffic;iger of the Fi isco Railway, ef- h'ciive tomorrow, it was aiumnurrd today by President Clark Hilimcr- funi yf ihc Frisco- K lull bolti of St. I.ouis. have rn-en proriKilfd lo general pas.'.cnger asnils effective Jan. 1. Mr. Ilim- yrford also announced. Thev are a^ I'-tant general pus-senger agents Hy flcorge ^liller LITTLE'ROCK, Dec. 31. (/!>-Arkansas moved into position ns the nation's No. ll cotton producer, rice became the state's No. II crop and the value nf principal crops dropped •SI 15,000,000 under 1048. This was the top news in Arkansas agriculture in 1940. Despite heavy infestation of boll worms and rainfall which hampered poisoning procedure. Arkansas produced I.CiiO.dOO bales of cotton on 2.450.1)00 acres. The only other year Arkansas placed second in national production was in 1041). Tbe stale usually ranks third. The 1349 colUm production is only fil per cent as large as .the rcctml crop of 1.9R2.00I) bales ginned In 19W. The i!Mo crop is valued »i SL'l>7,nOu,OOn.-lj.'i per cent of the total agricultural income of Arkansas. On December IS. Arkansas, planters went along with the rest of the nation in a referendum vote lo reestablish ration production con- trots in lasi). All 11 cotton-producing counties In the suite favored ..the return of controls. -.• For the fourth cousecultve year. Arkansas rice growers set a'new record (or acreage planted--aiut— replaced corn ns the state's No. II income producer. 20 I!ice .Mills Ojicnilin- With 20 rice mills now operating in (he slate, and approximately if. elevators iin'd dryers in service.'rice growers arc turning an eye towards the intensive increase in Arkansas' development in the field. Use of reclaimed Innrt— heretofore unused and classified a.s "swamp laud''—is now turning <ml n crU |j valued this year at S:i7.000.[||](j. Twenty-two counties cMending from the extreme north-central anil northeastern sections, across the perm state to the Louisiana and Missis- .stale sippi borders, now produce rice ex- - feusively. General Electric's 'House of Magic' To Be Shown Here The General Electric "House ol Magic" is to be shown in Blytllc- villc this week with two presentation.'! scheduled in the High Sclioj auditorium en Wednesday, and be auorum en Wednesday, and be- „.,, c . , fore the Kiwimis Club at the club' Olole Jtuay Sessions State Hospital Head Charged In Cafe Fight DEVAf.I.S BLUFF. Ark., Dec. 31. l,Ti— supl. George W. Jackson and two of his Slate Hospital staff members have been charged with intent to kill In connection with a brawl at a cafe here Nov. 18. Those charged with Dr. Jackson are Dr. W. G. Jenkins and Dr. M. c. Berry, both of the hospital's ben- tion unit Prosecutor J. B. Reed said he had filed the charges In the court of Justice fit the Peace L. A. Church here. The complaint grew out of a disturbance at (he eating establishment 111 which Robert Drew. Jr., 2S. was stabbed. .Soon after the incident, seven hospital stalf members, including Jackson, Jenkins and Berry, v.'eie arrested on warrants filed by Drew's father, Robert Drew, Sr., operator of the cafe. Jenkins nas charged with assault willi a deadly weapon, Ihe others were .-hargcd witli drunkeness and disturbing the peace. Fleed said last night the original complaints were dropped and he- filed trie new charges with the sanction of the cafe operator. Two oilier staff members, Dr. H. C. Milt's and J. D. Hannah u'ere charged with drimkeucss and o'is- tllibmg the peace in the new complaint,. W. M. Mitchell ot the Little Rack unit and o. W. Call of the Beuron unit, who were involved In the original complaint, were not named in the new charge. Reed s p iid Jackson, Jenkins and Berry each posted S500 appearance bond for the Jan. 9 trial. And. Arkansas firms process and sell the major portion of the state's rice crop. The value of all principal crops grown in the state during 1949 dropped SI 15,000,000 under the 1048 crop value. Miles McPeefe, agricultural statistician for tlie u. S. DejKU-tmcnt nf Agriculture Crop Reporting Service .said the drop was due to a decline in both production and market, prices. He said tlie tolnl value of this year's crop is 5414,000.000. Many Inquiries Iteccivcd with Arkansas farmers for several years, said one of the brightest outlooks in the slate's agricultural 'future is Ihe fact that "Arkansas farmers arc definitely interested in living out new and revised funning inethuds." "We know this." the statistician said, "because of tile interest shown i , . -. "~ " ~ in ih<> Agricultural Extension serv- ! Motorist Runs Red Light, lie ami die Crop Reporting Service ' " ~ Negro Arrested Here In Mississippi Case William Gray, Negro, wanted by Mississippi authorities on a charge of burglary, was arrested here last isht by sheriff's deputies. Deputy Sheriff Charles Short said the Negro, about 35, was arrested on Ash Stret shortly after his arrival in Blytheville alict is being held In tile county jail here for Sunflower County. Miss., officers. Officers here- were notified ihat the Negro was believed headed for Btytheville yesterday, Deputy Short said. Gray signed a waiver of ex- u.irtmon this morning and Mississippi officers are expected this week««d to return him to that state. TELL IT TO SANTA CLAUS—Just whisper your order incthe car of old St. Nick at a San Francisco department store anil your Christmas shopping is practically done. At top, Daphne Berlin places her order after dropping a quarter in Santa's slot. Santa's ear, wired for sound, records your order and mailing clerks get your merchandise on its way—along with the bill. Below, Mable Scott transcribes jhe recorded order onto a regular order torm WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. (AP) — , Senator Russell (D-Gu) said today j out of the first, tasks for the new ' session of Congress will be revision of the cotton control act, to provide more leeway in pluming allotments. The past session of Consrcss, with apparent supiwrt from cotton growers, passed an acreage and marketing control act that, cncotir- reduction of planting of more C . \A/ . i Hotd-Up Man, Who Used Senator Wants ?°y " Cotton Control Law Revised . luncheon meeting The "House of -....„.„, „„, ., presented to school children durin_ the afternoon and at 7:30 p.m. the same day there will be another showing open to the public. No admission will be charged. The science show is being brought Power Company. It is the same shew wlrch was presented at World Fairs and other expositions. During World War II it was presented before 1,200.000 service men and women in camps throughout the country. He said Ihe c^peYattan'given'tte ^^ C ° P ' GetS ° T ' C/<Cf crop reporting service by Arkansas fan tiers during 19-1!) has'been "very gratifying." McPeek also noted that the Arkansas corn crop readied its low- I'M level in 75 years during 1D-19. with only 1.182.000 acres planted. The value of this year's corn crop is 531,000,000. I. J. Steed, or tlie Arkansas Resources and Development Commission in Little Rock, reported that inquiries from people in other states ( about Arkansas farm land jumped I "amu7.ingly" during the year. [ "Inquiries from people wishing to ' come to Arkansas and purchase i small farms has jumped 50 per cent 1 over I&1S." steed said. He said many _ of the inquiries included question^ Telephone Company Finds liertnininir to "retirement" in thr-' LJ • i ' f~ r, • ,-, ' ale and. above all. a request for i ^ tost to Raise Costs) information abulil smull fruit and "truck farms." ENGLEWOOD. Colo. —l,Ti— Patrolman Martin Kuisley saw a motorist pass a red light and gave chase in his police car. Both cars lost control and his car swerved into a ditch. As the officer, cut anil bruised, climbed out. the car he'd been chasing drove up. The driver had seen the mishap In his rear vision mirror and t'.rned back to give help. Kuisley asked to be driven to the Knglcwood police station, thanked ill- driver for the lift and handed him a summons for .ipecding and running a red signal. in tiotei N.AIC. j Planned by Baptists Magic" will be 'Study in Acts" by William J Fallis. will be presented at the First Baptist Church next week by the pastor, the Rev. E. c, Brown. ' Two •15-minute sessions will be held each night. Monday througl Friday at tile Church, with the sfudy beginning al ^ p.m. The Bible study Is in coopcratior with the simultaneous effort of al churces in the Southern Baptist Convention, and is for Die adult membership of the church. The effort is in preparation for the Evangelistic Crusade to be conducted b> the churches In the convention April The nursery al the church will be open for children under six dlirin<« the study sessions. Reds Sentence 72 Japs LONDON. Dec. 31. W— Moscow radio announced today that 12 for- 25 years. . Motorist Forfeits Bond Glenn Atkinson forfeited a S15.75 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. After Obtaining $187 TEXARKANA, Tex,, Dec. 31—{/T'( —A 20-year-old man from Erw 1 *, Tenn., got $181 with a 49-ccnt investment, but today he is in jail. Shortly after the "armed" robber stuck up a local auto supply store with a 49-cent toy pistol, he wa.-i captured by police last night. They found him attempting to change clothes in another store. to than ?.7,000.000 acres this year about 21,000,000 acres for 1050. j A cotton surplus has been piling j up again under Uie govynmveril loan and price-support program. Russell said administration of tins act, had produced "hardship on tile man who has been planting cotton regularly." French Assembly Votes Confidence in Bidault PARIS. Dec. 31. <AP)—Premier George.s Bidault yesterday won two votes of confidence in the National Assembly. Both were on IMO budget questions. The count was 305 to 287. the second 307 to 'JUS. The first vote wa.s on the'qne.s- ticn of whether to raise the tax on industrial production from 12.5 per i cent to 13.5 per cent. Communists ! and followers of Gen. ciiarle.s de Gaulle opposed it. Bidault's cabinet has recommended it. Concrete Culvert Sizes up 'to 30 in. Corrugated Metal Culverfs Sues up to 81 in. Autnmatic Homl Gates Conerele Scplic Tanks Metal Scplic Tanks Sewer Tile Hest Prices \Vc Deliver A. H. WEBB Highway r,i a t State Line Tlioiie 714 RENT A CAR l>rivc Ativwhere Vou Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 j Officers Hope Mystery Surrounding • ldentify of Troin Victim Is Solved Negro Deaths "uneral services for Lucille Smith. 10. will be conducted at ,i p.m. tomorrow »t the St. Paul HaplM Chi <l by Rev. II. Boykins. pastor, uiih burial to be In the Sandy Kitlije Comelrry. She died Friday at her home in Blythevilc. Survivor* include her mother. Lenta Flex of niyiheville: father. Robert Smith or Ciii(.ii ; o, 111. three brothers and four sisters. Tile Home Funeral Home is in chaise of arrangements. , r iTTI.E HOCh. „,,. .,,_,„.,._. : Aiithnnlie.s lod.iv hoped ilicv had I i untangled the myslcr.v sin r<ium!iH" ' ihe identification of » mnn killed : : by a train near here ucr. jn. ! Al Jone.sbotn, Slate Police s.-i ; Wyatt Patrick list night saiiMic i 1 b:,it obtained inloniiatiou idcnhfy- ' ing the mnn as Pal Oriftin. 75- I ! year-old transii'tu, v.-iio !,, u i cut! ! srass lor several Jonesbom families | last summer. t i Tile Plllnski County Komnridc i Squad Thursday thought >hc drart i man was Dirk Murphv ot Mai- ! lien. Mo. They based iboir conrlusion on this circumstmiriitl evidence- A prayer book and a i:rev hat the BLACK SHIRT LEADER- Weanng )n s nexv parly uniform of black shirt and red lie, Karl- Heinz Schole addresses his anti- Moscow Communist followers In the French sector of Berlin Scbolz says his party will protest Soviet policy in Germany and will follow Tl)o ' s anU . Kremlin Commiiinst line. (Photo by NEA-Acme sunff corre- nwndent Joe Schuppc.) SAVE MONEY wilh GUARANTEED SHOE REPAIR H-flLT€RS QUflUTY SMOG SHOI 1 121 W. MAIN ST., i us Hint of Murphy. However. Friday. Jne Curiis »i IJurnie. Mo., said tlie man was nol l)i-- brother, Waller Curtis, formerly of Maiden, who had used the name of Div.k Murphy when he joined a circus several years ago Al Monroe. Lu.. Walter Cimis siud he hncl been living in Hint city for :io-years as uick Mmphy He said he had given a pravcr ] book -,md ;\ grey lint to a similar in Little Hock two years ago. Hi tiidn'f know the man's name. j •Sergeant Patrick said four fatn-'; ilicr, in Joni'sboro had klrntilied 'be picture of the dead man n.. , WASHINGTON—W.—The Chesi aueakc and Potomac Telephone Co. i s?ys it. needs more money—but not I enough to Imost pay phone charges ! 10 10 cents. i John M. Howard, general mana- I i!i'r. testified at a District nf Columbia Public Utilities Commission : hcarlnp that it would cost 3500.000 ; to convert the coin boxes. The. in- I crease might cut pay phone business ! 25 or 30 per cent, he said, and the ; result uould be about a draw. No Escape for Husbands Out Doing the Town I,OS ANGELES — 07V- When * crowd of pedestrians loomed ahead of him in a crosswalk, cab driver W. P. Dearborn made a quick decision. He swerved into a service station and plowed through a plate glass window into two autos. ' His two passengers stepped out of the wreckage unhurt. But despite their narrow escape, they registered a lord complaint. Crifd one: "We were doing the town Now our wives arc liable to find out about 11." belonging lo Ihr victim were kl-i'hut. o( Gvilfin. w ho tended thru entificd as iiems siven to Dick j Vanls summer. -.-,... vl , un;|^ Miirpby by a Jom-srjnro, Ark Calh- olic nun. Meanwhile, officers are checking other anslcs in hopes the puz/le WARNING! -WANTED- Reliable boys f or papcr , ol , tcj . Do , )of apply hy telephone. Sec Mr. Smith. COURIER NEWS CO. Raymond Bomor has been appointed to collect all DELINQUENT PERSONAL TAXES in the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County. 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