The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 19, 1950
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PAGE SEVEN BUTHBVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NTEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1950 Students Spilled When Jeep Skids Four Are Thrown Out of Vehicle on Approach to Viaduct Four high school students received only minor Injuries when spilled from 3. Jeep In which they were riding this morning. The Jeep is said to have skidded on ice on the viaduct near Yarbro on Norlh Highway 61 and thrown the four passengers out. Only one. Billy Edwards, son of Mr, and MM. M. S. Edwards, required medical care. He had a cut over his left eye and a bruised shoulder, •frhe students were out of school soliciting funds through Ihe Arkansas-Missouri I'ower Company rnfuiu for new school buildings, when the accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Occupants ol the Jeep, belonging to Jeanne Campbell, were: Billj Edwards. Jeanne Campbell, Bobbj Missco Teachers, Superintendents Meet in Armorel Ralph Wilson, Osceola attorney, discussed income taxes In regard to ehool teachers last night at Ihe meeting of Mississippi County sup- rlnlcndents and principals at the Armorel High School. During the business meeting the JC members present voted against a resolution submitted by the MIs- sippi County Basketball officials Association which would confine the selection of tournament officials to officials of Mississippi County. The schoolmasters voted to leave the selection of officials to .he ath- eltic committee, which is scheduled lo meet January 28 for opening bids for the tournament sites. The schoolmaster's committee is composed of Vernon James of Luxora, R. W. Nichols of Armorel and Omar Stevens of Osceola. Dinner was served last night by the teachers ot the Armorel school. Grant collar of sliawncc, program chairman, said that the February 15 meeting would be at Kei- scr and that I-\HTest Rozzell. field McDaniols and Johnny Buchanan., 5CCle t alT for the Arkansas Kduca- Truek Is Damaged lj on Association would be the sneak- Obituaries Heart Attack Is Fatal Mrs. Dick Godfrey of Greenwood. S. C., sister of Miss Cora Lee Coleman, former home demonstration agent for North Mississippi County died of a heart attack at her home in Greenwood Tuesday, it ^ learned here today. Paragould Man To Direct 1950 Population Count Rupert I. Blalock of Paragonlt has announced the setting up of i district office in Jonesboro for th taking of the nth decennial ceil sus for the Department of Com Ora Ray, driver of a Plaza Truck Lines trailer-truck, narrowly escaped serious Injury night when he jack-knifed his truck on the north side of the viaduct and crashed into the railing to avoid hitting a car. Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken, who Investigated, quoted Ray as saying that a car driven by Donlcy Cole slopped on the viaduct in front of the truck to pick up some hitchhikers. None of the school administrators from areas west of Big Lake could attend the meeting because of the high water. TRUMAN Mr. nialock is district supervise for the census in the Jonesbaro area which includes Mississippi, Craighead, Poinsett, Greene and Clay counties. He estimated that 200 enumerators will be used in making the population count to bring the otlicial IfllO figures up to date. The district supervisor and his office assistants will be given special training at the census area head- quarlers in Dallas, Tex., before the count begins. Minister ot Dell Appointed Mayor To Fill Vacancy The Town Council nt Dell loday Announced Ihe appointment of (lie Sev. E. H, Hall, pistor ol Hie Dell Methodist Church, a» nuyor. The Rev. Mr. Hall will fill the un- xiiired of Curtis Downs, who was mayor lor several years. He moved Ironi Dell Ihe first of the year lo accept a pastorale at. the First Bap'.IM Church at Alpena, Ark. Mr. Hall will serve until April, 1951. Election ol the next mayor will be for a two-year term. In announcing the appointment of itie ne\v city officer, the aldermen also imlirnlcd that they would soon brcin work on a while way tor Dell streets, and confer Iwlh the county librarian, Miss Eula McDoiiRal of O.sceola, relative to having a library established there. Tlic council is composed of R. B Crawford, Bill Keener, C. A. Smith Noble Dixou, and Curtis Downs, Jr. and H. R. Crawford is recorder. RED CROSS Continued from Page 1 The truck suffered considerable on nt th(1 W hite HOIUC. But Mundt damaac, Deputy Aiken said, hut said ,, e feels a svol]ld be fuU | e to proceeded under its own power. Ray 5U _ oesl Uml vr.ughan be taken oft escaped with only minor injuries. Three other accidents, all minor ones, were reported to have occulted in Die vicinity of the viaduct last night. the government payroll Conciliator to Make New Try in Bell Dispute liyriies Is "Free Agent" Mr. Truman said today James F\ Byrnes Is n free agent to "do as he damn, pleases" about running for - office. I Mr. Truman made '.he statement | when he was questioned :s.t R news conference about Byrnes' decision to seek the Democratic nomination Jury Unable to Agree In Suit Over .Contract Unable lo reach a verdict, the Jury which yesterday heard testimony En a breach of contract case in the Chicka.sawha Division of the Mississippi County Circuit Court was discharged by Judge Zal B. Harrison ami. the case scheduled for retrial at a later date. The suit was brought by William H. HuLson against Edwin R. Stewart, an aviator employed by Mr, Houston, and involved the employment, contract. Judgment for $500 wa- asked by the plaintiff Poplar Bluff Resident Slain; Suspect is Held POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., Jan. 18.— (>Pj—A tavern brawl resulted in the fatal shooting yesterday of Orville C. Prince, 30, father of three child- ten, and mrest of Glen Buvkctt, 32, lor questioning. Prince, a Cornui cab driver, riiftl an hour after being shot twice in the abdomen. Police said Biirkelt, an unemployed woodworker, signed a confession telling ol the shooting and declaring he fired after Prince lunged at him menacingly with a beer bottle. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19. (.*»>— Federu Conciliator A- E. Johnson said yes- [ f Or governo;- of South Carolina. j Byrnes, Mr. Truman's former sec- terday he will try again tomorrow to break the deadicick in the contract dispute between Southwestern F^U Telephone Co. and its 50.000 ^rorkers. He admitted, however, that he isn't too hopeful. Johnson said he would talk to each side individually and try to get them to resume negotiations, which broke off when the company rejected a union demand for a pay raise. reiary of slate, lias sharply criticized some of tile Truman "Fair Deal" program In a series of speeches. _ When a reporter asked Mr. Trll- ' janits Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. Jan. 19. (H'l— (USDA)— Hogs 8000; fairly active, 25 lo 50 higher; good and choice 180-240 Ib sows 16.25-75: On trial before a jury today was several loads 16.85-17.00; top 17.00; an automobile accident case in' N.I1 Jones sued the Service fire Insurance Co. in connection with an accident near PortaReville, Mo. Continued from Page 1 Dirt scattered around the hole In- cllc.Ucd that dynamite hnd been used. Meriwcthcr said. State patrolman Joe Conner anil Sheriff lay Newberry of Greene County are investigating. I IT Adds In Hazards LITTLE HOCK. Ark., Jan. 19. AP) — Worsened flood conditions nd the -second ice storm of the year gave weather-weary Arkansas more misery today. Convict labor was pressed Into service at the Lake Chicot Dam in Southeast Arkansas this morning in nn attempt to hold back flood waters lapping ill the top of the huge reservoir. Forty Inmates of the Arkansas Prison Farm sy,s,teiu tue aiding volunteer workers from nearby Lake Village in sandbagging the lop of the dam. A break in the structure would spilt flood waters over a wide seaitm of rich farm hind. The wave of freezing rain, sleet and cold winter hit virtually all of le state lod;iy. From Northwest Ar- msns last night it spread to the orthcast section and then started southward movement. The U.S. Weather Hurcan here aid subfrcczinn temperatures are i store for Arkansas today. Some alnfall is expected tomorrow. The While River wus expected lo each its crest of 30.7 feet, about ive feet above flood stage, at N'esv- ort today. Ordered into action last night by lOVernor McMalii, the Arkansas iUional Guard helped the Coast luard evacuate residents and livestock from thousands of acres ofin- inrtated lowlands along the St. Francis River cast of Wynne, Cross County. Evacuations were being made by Coast Guard cutters and he guard's mnpnibiovis trucks nu- d« nrlvrise conditions brought on •>>' a .vleet and freezing rnh> A Meet coating also added to the discomfort ot flood vlcthnr hi the I'arajould area, on the St. Francis. Still rising late last night, the Si. Francis had overflowed nn area about nine miles long and up to three miles wide cast of Wynne, the National .Guard there reported. More evacuations alw were miitle from the Cache, Black and While river bottoms. Hackwater lapped at the tops of houses In the While Hiver bottoms between Bradford and New]M>rt.' Fearing there might he some cas- said many families in (he Wynne area spent the night crowded on small but high old Indian mounds and that others stood oti furniture in their home sas the water rose above the floor level. Temperatures dropped to subfreezing levels in the. northern por- uitUle.1. Guard Caiit. Felix Stacey tions of the state last night. MacKrell to Run Again man for his reaction to Byrnes' announcement of his candidacy, trie president answered: ''Mr. Byrni'-s Is a free agent to do a.s he damn pleases." That ended the questioning. ROCK, Jan. (Uncle Mac) 19. 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