The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 23, 1952
Page 7
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THURSDAY, OCT..», T95J $1.7 Millions Spent to Elect Governor/ Grand Jury Says <ARTt.y COURIER NEWS LITTLE ROCK (*—More than. tl.t million was spent In the last two campaigns to elect Arkansas' •overnor, says the Pulaskl County Grand Jury'Investigating alleged Irregularities In stale Highway Department operations. The jury, which Issue dan Interim report on Us probe yesterday •nd then recessed subject to call, •aid candidates In the 1950 and • 1MZ Democratic primaries—spent that much money In their efforts to get elected. And, the jury added, there were "numerous instances" ' in candi— ' dates campaign fund records "where the size of the contribution »n<l the known business affiliation of the donor create some question of whether the contribution was made In the interests of good gov- , «rnment." ', ,• The jury mentioned no names In the report. Shortly after It opened Its probe—the second by a Grand Jury into findings of the Highway Good Samaritan Doesn't Argue With Woman, Gun PITTSBURGH l/Pt—Bennie Bos- ea111 says he's always been willing to help an elderly woman but his faith in human nature Is at the breaking .point. •Bennie was alone in his fruit market last night when a woman who. "looked at least 65" stepped lip to the counter and asked for • glass of water. As Bennie turned his back on the apparently ill woman to get the water, she whipped out a revolver and said softly, "Hand over ; the money." The. bewildered fruit market operator gave her $45 and she departed. Bennie later told police: "I was stunned—she looked so Six Children Missing in Fire TYRONE, Pa. VPi—Fire destroyed a Pennsylvania railroad shopman's home early today. Five of his six children are missing. Edwing T. Smith said only he. his wife, and their 8-month-old baby escaped. ; Foremen said It would be severs! hours before they could probe the ruins. Cause of the fire was unknown. Audit Commission—the jury subpoenaed the financial records of all candidates In the last two campaigns. • The idea, said the jury »t the time, was to determine the relation of campaign expenditures and the '/waste, dishonesty 'and extrava- jance" cited by the Audit Commission in Highway Department operaUorr Chinje. Needed "Our mciuii-y lias progressed far enough to , indicate that drastic changes In our.laws and political customs must be brought about before the slate Highway Department will operate wilh top efficiency and economy." said the Jury. "When It has apparently become necessary for a successful candidate for governor to expend »250,000 in his election, and when more than si.700,000 Is expended in the short space of two years in gubernatorial campaigns, It should be apparent to the most casual observer that the state., .and ultimas tej'y the individual citizens,-. . pay the price." ' The Jury repeated an Audit Com mission statement that »18 millior in Highway Department funds th» could have been used (or road con struction' and maintenance wer lost because of 'Inefficient met hods" over a 4-year period. Passage of . the Mack-Blackwe Amendment to the state Const tutlon in the Nov. 4 election wa urged by the jurors is a start toward the "reform so badly need ed." The amendment would reduc the size of the Highway Commis slon and stagger terms ol th commissioners. Inauguration by GM DETROIT 1*1—General Motor Corp. will sponsor a nation-wld NBC television-radio description o the presidential' inauguration in In Washington Jan. 20. SCORES AGAIN! The Favorite Premium Straight Whisky In the United States! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY TIMH DUmiHT CO., IOUIJVI11I I.™ IWTUClr A GREAT SALI HONORING DIXIE'S PROGRESS *" ; . -tf^p .-.,.-.'... HIGHLOOP PILE COTTON RUGS ONIY ..$.4:49 <^H EACH Big 27 in. x SO in. size • LOOPS \V, INCHES LONG • RUBBERIZED DUCK BACK • FLOWER-BRIGHT COtOtS Deep, thick - wonderfully soft and fluffy to walk on! You 11 love the solid HARMONY HOUSE shade, that blend with any color scheme' and moke •pot-Ming accents in all your room*. 37Y4899M-SW wt. 4 Ibs "•^ W# ruiiJ " *t »*w>,J4 .^, '' CAUO ,»*•-? ' '. -**>*. ,«,_ r , «^,' .• '-lOOHMr/* ''> '%' i ' ;~i >/ '',',•"','• •"' " " " "•'•'•*'.>. j' SE ^7 R v?u CATAL ° G SALES OFMCi 217 W. Mam • Hmw.113.1 f AGE SEVEN TELEVISION Goodyear Presents a Complete Selection Of America's Finest Television Sets! NO MONEY DOWN! (Small Change For Installation) Black Daylight Television PICTURE Stra to power Tuning Gives Extra Power Black Daylight Reception 379 95 24 MONTHS TO PAY! Model 21C200 Black Daylight Television GIANT 21" PICTURE Table Model All Late GE Features Mahogany Cabinet Same Set with Metal Cabinet 29995 24 MONTHS TO PAY! 329 95 Black Daylight Television 20" PICTURE Big Screen Television at an Amazingly Low Price. Best Reception Guaranteed 296 95 24 MONTHS TO PAY Model 20T2 GOOD/V14R ^ TIHfS ^ Goodyear Service Store 410 W. Main Phone 2492

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