The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.* COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI Hot Springs Circuit Judge-Elect Dies; Was McMath Foe HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Aug. 16. (ff) —Curtis Rldgway, 48, Hot Springs lawyer, died here last niglit, a week after he had defeated a political friend of Governor McMath for re- ation as circuit judge, fway, who won by a narrow margin over Incumbent Judge Clyde H. Brown in the Aug. 8 E5emocratic primary, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage In the early morning of the next day. His death ended a political comeback against opposition of McMath, who tacitly endorsed Judge Brown, the governor's former law partner for renomination. In 1946 McMath defeated Ridgway for nomination as prosecuting attorney, the office from which Mc- Maih went to the governorship. Relapse Suffered RidBway first was believed recovering from the attack. Hut las Saturday he suffered a relapse unc had been In a critical condition since. His death leaves a vacancy in the lomlnatlon for judge In the 18th circuit, composed of Garland and Montgomery counties A similar vacancy exisLs in the llth circuit, where T. G. Parhani, Pine Bluff, the long-time incumbent, died while unopposed for re- nomination. Special Primary Kule Under Arkansas Democratic Party rules another nominee may be selected by special primary in the district affected or candidates may run at the November general election by petition as independents. Another possibility is a convention of delegates to choose a nominee although the section of the rules dealing with conventions doesn't specifically mention judicial candidates. Jud^c 'Brown's term expires next Jan. 1. House Okay Due Today on Exoansion Of U. S. Social Security Benefits Set-Up Slated ToBeDisplayed A group of South Mississippi County farmers will tour the C. D. Ayers 1 plantation near Osceola tomorrow afternoon to examine the tile drainage system In fields of the plantation, D. V. Mnloch. county agent 'for South Mississippi County snid yesterday. The group will meet at "••> Court House in Osceola at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and will go to Ayers 1 plantation In a body. The (lie drainage system is relatively nesv to Mississippi County. It consists of a network of lile pipes burled under the top soil to form underground drainage so »s to enable fields to dry faster. While on the short tour, Mr Maloch snid. the farmers will compare crops on fields that have been tiled with those on non-tiled fields. After the tour the group will return to the Murr Theatre til Osceola for a discussion on tile drainage. K. W Hotchkiss, field engineer for the Clay Products Institute of Ames, la., and J. L. Oattis, Extension Service engineer of Little Rock will lead the discussion. C. W. Holllster. a Sikeston, Mo.. drainage engineer who designed the tile drpina«e system for the ' -irs farms. nlso will participate in the discussion. . • Oil Firm Workers To Get Benefits While in Service Cotton Consumption erages 32,134 Bafts Per Day During July WASHINGTON. Aug. 16. fVTj—A , Hnal House O. K- is due today on | legislation vastly expanding Social | Security coverage and hiking benefits. All signs pointed to an administration defeat on one section in advance of fitial action. President Truman and other administration leaders have vigorously backed the general Idea oE the bill bu^nbject to an amendment put inly Senator Knawland (R-CnliO. Rep. Lynch (D-NP), a tneinbcr of the House Ways.and Means Committee, will attempt to knock out the amendment. Know)and Amendment The Knowland Amendment was left in the bill by Senate and House negotiators who worked out differ-: ences between the measures passed by each chamber. It restricts the power of secretary of labor to withhold unemployment compensation funds from states when he questions whether the compensation system of a state conforms with federal standards. The secretary of labor could not withhold the hinds from until 90 days after he nad ruled a state program fell short of federal standards. In that 93-day period, a court the state involved could determine The question of coiiforniance. Court Determination The effect of this is that a .state court—not the secretary of labor— would make the final determination. Lynch contends the Kno\vlantl Amendment "strikes at the very foundation of the entire unemployment insurance program." He f.lso objects to the elimination from the bill of a provision to allow payment of permanent and total disability benefits. Lynch will move to send the measure back to'the House-Senate conferees, with instructions tc the House members to insist on disability benefits and the elimination of Llie Knowiand Amendment. Ballots in Osceola C, of C, Directors Election Mailed Chester Riggins Gets Part in Movie Chief Petty-Officer Chester Rig-+ -^ : iins, son of Mr. and Mrs L. E. nig- Arkansas Reserve Call gins, 410 North Fifth, while on ac- o _,,. live duly in the Philippines was'JCt for OJ Officers awakened abruptly one morning re- LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 16. W)— cently. - Arkansas' first quota for call of _^- ;y., wanted volunteers and reserve Army officers into federal Chief .Rfg'ghiVrwas selected ... to service is 83. play ra' ; role Iri the film "An Amerl- This was announced last night cap^'Guerrilla in the -Philippines" by Col. Hugh Cort. commander of the Arkansas military "district, who said that-all officers in the classification."; needed would be given physical v examinations, whether actually recalled or not. Sixty-nine of the group will be captains and lieutenants In the combat and service arms. The remaining 14 will be medical and dental officers of ranks up to lieutenant colonel. If possible the quota will be filled by volunteers, but if necessary, officers will be recalled involunar- ily, Cort said. Driver Is Fined $25 J .W. White was fined $25 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on his plea of guilty to charge of driving while under the inclucnce of liquor. Ballots for the election of new members to tile Board of Directors of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce were mailed yesterday to members of the Osceola Chamber Charles Joilifr, secretary-manager said today. The ballots contain the names of 10 candidates. 'Of the 10, five will be elected. The Board of Directors hns a membership of 15. Ten of the present members have another year to serve. The 10 seeking membership on the board at this election are Tim Bowles, J. C. Buchanan, Louis George, Jim Hyatt, V. G. Mann. Harry Matlock, Bob Marrow. H. p. Ohlendorf, Steve Ralph and W. N. Thomas. All ballots are to be marked and returned to the Chamber of Commerce office by next Tuesday. Mr. Jolliff said. The ballots will be counted Aug. 24. Wives and children of employees of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) culled Into the armed forces will again be protected against financial hardship by a military service plan, the company announced today. In addition to provisions for dependents, the plan also Includes a number of benefits for employees without dependents. Among other provisions, it guarantees an employee his old job, if available, or as nearly an equivalent position as possible when he'returns from military service. Under the program, an employee entering the armed services, whether by voluntary enlistment, draft or as member of a reserve force called to active duty, is granted military leave of absence from the company. This means that his employment is protected and that his service credits for employee benefit programs Involving length of service are not interrupted. Dependents of such an employee will receive monthly payments from the company during the breadwin- ler's period of active military serv- ce. These payments will be equal to the difference between trie employee's regular company pay and what he Is paid in the service, with maximum fixed at one-half the employee's regular company pay. Group Insurance may be continued for the first 90 days of military iervicc. If the employee dies while in mil'tary service, his dependents will receive survivor benefits from the company based not only on company service but on time spent ,n the sinned forces. Jersey Standard's principal marketing affiliate, Esso Standard Oil. has adopted a similar plan. WASHINGTON, AUf. 1«. The Census Bureau reported today cotton consumption for the period of July 2-Jujy 29 averaged 32,134 bales for eac* working day. This compared with in average 22.721 bales for the corresponding period a year aga and with 3O3« for the June perfod this year. The dally average consumption of llnlers was 4.346 bales compared with 4.020 a year ago a?)d S.027 for the June period this year. Consumption of lint for the 12- month period -ending July 2» totaled 8.869,511 bales and of lint-' ers 1,613.375 bales. This compared wilh 7.795.404 and 1.40«.436. respectively, In the corrtspondliig period a year ago. Livestock NATIONAL, STOCKYARDS, 111 Aug. 16. M'j—(USDA)— Hogs «,500 active; barrows and gilts 15 to mostly 25 higher than average Tuesday; sows steady to 25 higher bulk good and choice 200-240 I 23.85-24.00; few 23.15; top 24.10 fo few loads; 240-270 Ib 23.00-23.85 few 280-300 Ib 22.00-22.15; m'os 170-190 Ib *3.3e-23.85; 150-170 1 23.00-23.25; 120-140 Ib 18.00-20.25 good and choice sows 4CO Hi dow 20.25-21.50; heavier sows 17.00-20.00 stags 12.50-15.001 boars 8.00-11.50. Cattle 2.500. calves 1.000; heifer nd mixed yenrllngs moderate! active and fully steady; mediur and good largely 24.00-28.50, a fe 2U.OO and above; cows active an strong at 25 higher; good cow around 22.00-22.50; common an medium cows 19.00-21.00; canne: and cutters largely 15.00-19.00. Two Sentenced n Circuit Court Session Here Four criminal and one civil cw*s 'e« heird yesterday In an «d- ourned wsslon of Circuit Court resided over here by Circuit Judge il S B. Harrison. Louie Ledbetter pleaded guilty charge of burglnry and grand arceny in connection with hreak- ng Into Buford Mnrlln's store on July 6. Ledbetier wn.s given hree-year sentence on the grand arceriy charge and a seven-year suspended sentence for burglary Walter Justice received a two year sentence (or forgery and five years for uttering. The uttering sentence was suspended. James McKlndred entered a plea of guilty to burglary and Woodrow Webb a plea of gnllty to forgery, both eases were bound over to the October term of Circuit Court. In the civil case, James Burks Cunningham was awarded $537.75 damages from Malcolm Grcen> p ay Tor injuries suffered In an automobile collision near the Blytheville air base July 5. STRIKE (Continued from pag« 1) workers committee are Mrs. L Everet, president; Mrs. Thelmi Johnson, vice president; Mrs. Katherlne Heflin, recording secretary; Mrs. Mary Davis, financial secretary; Mrs. Idell Lowe, sergeant at arms; Mrs. Gale Daniels, Mrs. Nettle Ralph and Henry Porter. ' Pickets paraded at both north and south entrances of the factory today, bearing signs that read "We Want a Contract" and "We Need More Pay." About 100 of the almost all-woman group of strikers sat In he shade on the factory (rounds and took turns carrying the sign.;. Ho Kail Seizure Seen WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. (/ft— The White House said today IhnI President Truman has no thought now of seizing the railroads (o avert a threatened nationwide strike. presidential Secretary Charles G. Itoss tolil reporters lh.it John K. Steelman, assistant to the Presidnt, hopes to resume White House negotiations before any action Is taken. laruffiersyjffe Man Aboard Flagship Seaman Otis I., white of Car- ithersvillc, Mo., Is serving in the Par Bast Theater aboard the flagship of vice Admiral Arthur D lie, commander of the Seventh Fleet, Ninth Naval District officials announced today. The Seventh Fleet at present Is spearheading nnval attacks agalns Korean Communist forces and I. additionally charged with the special mission of preventing an liwa slon of Formosa. Driver of Truck Takes to Ditch To Avert Wreck LUXORA, Aug. 16,—What coull have been a serious accident wat narrowly averted here this morning when a trailer truck loaded with eight took to a ditch to avoid rashlng into the rear of a school is loaded with Negro children. W. H. Morgan of Memphis, own- r and driver of the trailer truck, old Investigating officers that h« urned his truck Into a ditch to void crashing with the school bin •hlch had stopped on Highway 61. The bus. Mr. Morgan said, stop- icd on the highway to make a left urn on to Alternate Highway 61 which leads Into Luxon's business district and the driver failed o give a stop signal. Riding with Mr. \forgan In the ruck were his v,'ife and 9-year-old ion. Mrs. Morgan and her son escaped with only bruises and Mr. Morgan was uninjured. Deputy Sheriff Edgar Young of Osceoh Investigated the accident. Tlio name of the school bus driver wns not learned. . Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marriage license yesterday at th office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe county clerk: Clarence Parson and Miss Kat Farmer, both of Huffman. Manila Man Suffering From Spinal Meningitis Eddie Denbov/, 2-1-ycar-old Manila resident, wa,-, taken to the University Hospltiil in Little Rock this morning to undergo treatment for spinal meningitis,' Dr. Robert W. Ratton. of Ration Clinic In Manila, said this morning. This Is the first splnnl meningitis case reported In the county slnca spring,, according to county health officials. at paragould last night was postponed until tonight due to rain. The game is the second in the est two of three championship cries of the tourney. CPO Riggins writes his parents that he has quite a few lines "in the early part of the picture and finally gets lost in the jungle . . . for good." His part In the beginning of the picture, he explains, is with dashing actor Power, himself. Chief Riggins. plays the commander of a PT boat which carries Power. Chief Riggins w a s formerly nporU editor of the Jonesboro, Ark., Sun. . With the Courts Circuit: (CM!) James Burks Cunningham, by Mary Elder, his mother, petition for removal of disabilities of minor. Earth Tremors Shake Calcutta By The Associated Press Earth tremors shook. Calcutta India Tuesday .night, throwing inuUi, of the city into panic, but no casualties or damage have been reported here. Crowds ran shrieking into the streets to pray. The official Calcutta seismologist said the center of the quake appeared to have been a point in the eastern Himalayas in China, aboil 50 miles from the northeast border of Assam. Earlier some scientists agreed that the earthquake—one of the greatest jiver measured by man— may have occurred near the will fastness of the Himalayan Moun tains. Pacemakers' Game To be Played Tonight Tile Burnett Hudson Pacemaker; game with the Dr. Pepper Bottler in the district Softball'tournamen MY THANKS- to all, and especially to those loyal supporters whom I may not soon see personally. I know victory was not possible without your help. PAUL WARD SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Pol. Ad, paid for by Paul Ward •\ Refresh...acid zest to th our with ice-cold Coka go on with enjoyment $735,000 for Blytheville to improve and expand telephone service... IF.. lTlED UNDER AUTHORITY O? IKE COCA-COIA COMPANY IT BlylheviUe Coca-Cola JJolUing Company O 1950, ffW Coco-Colo for it eilltr \cay .. '. both trattc-tnarki fffan I fie same thing. If the telephone company is enabled to move ahead with Us proposed Greater Arkansas Telephone .Program, $735,000 would be spent here in Blytheville. Telephone facilities would be improved and expanded so that you could be sure of getting the service you want... when and.where you want it. More rural telephones would he added in Arkansas to tic town and country closer together. More long distance circuils would be added to speed your out-of-town calls. Throughout Arkansas, the people would get the continually Improving telephone service so vital lo the slate's continued growth and prosperity. BUT . . . before we can carry out this program, we must remove one big obstacle-thc low earnings of the telephone company in Arkansas-less than 2 cents on each dollar invested. Without adequate earnings, we cannol justify spending ihe necessary dollars of new investment money lo carry out this huge improvement program. We want to go ahead—and we will-just as soon as we can gel the higher rates necessary to produce adequate earnings. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO, - •* * * f< flMflBJWkpIlp* n

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