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October 24, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER MEWt FUDAY, OCTOUft M, ItM Municipal League Hears New Orleans Mayor Speak On Home Rule for Cities UTTLK ROCK WV-Member» of tb* Arkansas Municipal Leagus lut night heard the mayor of New Orleans dUcuas a subject dear to their heart*—home rule for municipalities.- , ' Mayor DeLesseps 6. Morrison of LouWans.'s largest city said there was a 3-pofat need for home rule: <1) to prevent undue interference by state governments; (2) "permit local. self-government," and (3) "gire -cities adequate powers to m«et the ever Increasing need for local services." Morrison said, "It Is hard to arouse citizen Interest to th» City Hall when the Important decisions arc made by the Legislature." Attempt TJnsnccewrful The Municipal League, composed of'mayor* and other city officials from throughout Arkinaas, . attempted unsuoeeaarullf two years ago to get a proposed constitutional amendment to give cities and towns horns rule on an «l*ctlon ballot. • . . ' Morrison recounted New Orleans' troubles In 1MB with the Louisiana legislature, which he said "enacted scores of punitive, restrictive, even tyrannical bill* affecting the most vital functions of the government and economy of New Orleans." ! .Since that time, the state has adopted a constitutional amendment which allows New Orleans to have real home rule. Home rule permits cities' »nd towns to adopt their own charters, fix their own maximum tax rates and assume other responsibilities now performed by the legislature. Morrison spoke at • banquet meeting of the League which ended the first day's - se&slons of the group's annual 3-day convention. Havana Frantically Gets Ready For Violent Hurricane to Strike HAVANA, Cuba UB—Thl« Cuban •mpttal of almost a million population made frantlo preparations today to meet the possible onslaught of a violent hurricane bearing Jet Powered Helicopter Is Tested CULVER CITY, Calif, (fl-)—Howard Hughes' Jet helicopter, built for the AllForce, made- its first public flight : yesterday. > Hughes^ watched it perform from his;.automobile, parked In a benn field near Los'Angeles International Airport. The 20-ton 'copter, the biggest ever built darted sideways and backward and at no time during the test were Its wheels more than .40 feet from the runway. It was hot the first'test for the experimental:_ craft. : . These have been going on for weeks. The croft, known as th« XH1T, Is the forerunner of powerful cargo-carrying helicopters that »111 deliver such stuffJ as bridg* sections, trucks and extremely heavy arms. Hughes declined to pose with the craft, saying: "I had very little to do with this ship. These are the men wo designed it' and flew It. I don't wont to take the bows." Nevertheless, the flight was delayed for 40 minutes. Hughes was late arriving, and, as one official explained: "They don't turn a wrench .around here without Hughes' ok." down from the Caribbean Sea. While torrential r«lns pounded this big West Indies island, signaling the approach of the savage tropical twister, residents of Havana hastily boarded up windows and police, health department and public works forces were alerted for any emergency. Tile Miami Weather . Bureau's advisory at 6. a.m., EST, placed Iho hurricane center 210 miles south southeast of Havana. The storm was thrashing slowly northward and its Horlhern gales were expected to begin lashing Cuba nhotit nccn today. Winds of 115 to 125 miles hour swirled around the eye of the hurricane. Gales extended outward about 100 miles. Chief • storm forecaster Grady Norton called the hurricane a "humdinger." Lt. Wilfred Moehle of Chicago, aerologtst aboard a Navy hurricane hunter plane that flow Into the eye of the storm, icporlcd the rain was the most violent he had ever encountered. The Cuban National Observatory said the three Cuban provinces o! Havana, Matanzas and Las Villas were tu the greatest : .potential danger, but added that the storm might extend as far east as Cam'a- guey Province. - ' BITUMINOUS MINERS LEAD IN INCOME-The vast majority of th« nation's soft coal miners are slaying away from the pits, In protest against the recent action of the Wage Stabilization Board, which clipped 40 cents off the $1.90 daily pay raise recently negotiated by John L. Lewis' Untied Mine Workers Union. Newschart above shows that the average annual earnings of a full-time employe In the bituminous coal industry has, since 1946 with the exception of a slight drop in 1950, exceeded earnings of the average factory worker. Figures for the pre-war year of 1938 are shown for comparison. Data are from The National Industrial Conference Board. From Savannah To Jessup, Go., By Way of Korea WITH U. S. SECOND DIVISION. Korea ,Wj—A letter that rode "piggy-back" all the way from Georgia to the Korean front lines is on 1U way bacic to a woman In Jesaup, Ga. The letter was addressed to Mrs. R. M. Laughlnghou.se, Route 1, Jessup, from a sender In Savannah. But It became glued to the baclc of another letter sent to M. Sgt. WajTie B. James of Rosewell, Oa., a *quad leader In the Ninth Infantry Regiment headquarters security platoon. Actress Susan Peters Dies Of Complications for Injury VISA LI A. r.*Ht. M—A/-fr»*« Hi!-+ VISAMA, C«Hf. tfl—Acir€*« Bu san Peters, whose fight against paralysis brought a living story of courage to Hollywood, lost her battle last night. The attractive 31-ye»r-old star, whose spinal cord was damaged In a hunting accident seven years ago, died while visiting her brother here. In 1944 .Susan was hailed as one of filmdom's most tresses, and her promising ac- future looked Democrats from Four States Rally In Texarkaha; Sen. Long to Speak TEXARKANA VP> — Democrats from lour ttates gathered here this morning for a day-long party rally featuring two speeches by Sen. Kus«ell B. Long of Louisiana. Long, substituting for the Demo- British Attempt , To Detect Hidden Atomic Weapons •SYDNEY; Australia W —.British atomic defense experts are trying to find a .way to detect the' approach of 'atomic weapons which might be smuggled Into harbors aboard ship; the Canberra correspondent of the Sydney '•• Sun said today." •Discovery of such detection methods, lie said. Is of 'vital Importance to both Britain and Australia because -their existence virtually depends on shipping, and, therefore, on their, harbor facilities being kept intact. Young Father Faces 15-Years For Extortion HUNTING-TON. W. Va. (/T) — A former high 'school honor student who admitted lie tried to extort $750 from a girl on threat of death today faced the' prospect of 15 years In prisoru ' , Federal Judge Harry E.Watklns lassecl the- sentence yesterday on Larry Paul Fudge, 20-year-old expectant rather. He hardly knew the 17-year-old high school girl he threatened, ftrolc Mae Kingslny. Fudge pleaded'guilty to the extortion charge. . • Argument Over Script Keeps McCarthy Silent SEATTLE (fl 1 )—An argument over the right of a television station to censor his script- kept Sen. Joseph McCarthy <R-Wls) oft the air here last hight In a tempestuous wlndup of a rough visit to this -state. The senator, scheduled to make a IS-mlnu'te telecast over KINO-TV, WM asked to delete two paragraphs from his text which referred to staff members of columnist Drew Pearson. . He refused on the grounds the station had no right to censor paid pnHllr.il speech. He was'told he would have to agree or he could not go on the air. Station officials said they told McCarthy lie could substitute two other paragraphs or could give the balance of his remarks. Neither would yield and when broadcast time came, they were still arguing. The station then an- lounced the telecast was canceled for reasons beyond its control. Although the number of active clergymen In the United States has Increased about 40,000 since 1940 or about. 30 per cent, the National Council of Churches reports there are thousands of vacant pulpits Read Courier News Classified Ads Austria Cabinet Will Carry On VIENNA. Auslria (fl — Members of Austria's pro-Western coalition Cabinet agreed to carry ori^ at least provisionally, last night after President Thcodor Koerner turned down their proffered resignations. • The C.iblnet—made lip of Socialists and leacltrs of the conservative People's parly—submitted its resignation Wednesday midnight nftei failing to agree on a 1953 budget Political circles said Kocrne evidently hoped the two partic would he able to reach a settle ment if given more time. The number of men who emigrated from the United States has been greater thnn the number of wo mc.n each year since 1030, although the- ratio of two to one In some years of the '30s has been reduced since that time. cratic vice presidential nominee. Sen. John Sparkman — ailing with aryngitls — will address a noon luncheon and speak at a rally beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. Three Congressmen rrom Texas and Arkansas will share the plat- rorm with Long n t () le jjjght meet- Ing to. answer questions from the audience. They arc Representatives Wright Piilinan of Texas and Oren Harris and Boyd Tackctt or Arkansas. Patmah, director of the rally, said Democratic leaders and party members from Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma'arc ex- pccfed to attend. The Republicans will have their inning Monday, however, when the OOP's vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon, will make a brief noontime speech at Texarkann airport. Browns Stop Quibbling, Marry Again LOS'ANGELES (/Fj—The warring Browns did It up brown In the courtroom. They quit battling and | got hitched again. Actress Georgia Pauline Brown, 31, was asking $488. si month alimony and support for two children by test pilot Theodore Hall Brown, claiming their 1946 Tijuana marriage wasnt' legal because his divorce from a former wife wasn't final. She wanted him ousted from her home "Why don't you try again?" asked Judge Elmer D. Boyle. "Ted, will you marry me?" she asked. "You'll have to ask my attorney," replied Brown. 'It's not up to me," said the lawyer: "Go and get a license and I'll many you," said Judge Boyle. They did and the Judge did. bright. Then on New Year's Day, 1945, she went duck hunting with lier husband. As she reached (or her rifle. It accidentally discharged, sending a bullet through her stomach to lodge In her spine. After months of hospltalizfllton, Susan.went home—paralyzed from the waist down. The doctors told her she'd spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Two years later she came back :o star in a movie: once again— this time as the crippled -girl In "Sign of the Ram." She acted from icr wheelchair, just as she did in the "Miss Susan" series for lele- viston she completed in Philadelphia prior to coming here. Her death was attributed to complications arising from the 1945 accident. The brother, Robert Carna ban, sold her only other survivor was an adopted son, Timothy, 7. Miss Peters and actor Richard Qulne were divorced In 1948. The actress was born Suzanne Carnahan In Spokane, Wash. Newsmen, Radio To tnteryiew Cherry Wednesday LITTLE ROCK (/P) — Newspaper and rndlo reporters Interview Department Store Sales Increase ST. LOUIS M>) _ Department slore sales for the week ending Oct 18 were up eight per'cent over the same week a year ago In th Eighth Federal Reserve District. *. The smaller shopping areas led the way with an increase of i7 per cent .for'the'week. Little Roc* was up 15 per cent and Memphis 11. Louisville reported an eight per cent gain and St. Louis 5. Cool -.weather combined with seasonal promotions produced the'vol- ume which topped year ago sales for the third straight week. Sales for the four weeks ending Oct. 18 were 9 per cent larger than a year ago for the district. Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Francis Cherry in connection with his endorsement of proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 42 here next Wednesday night. The news conference will oe broadcast. , Letfel Gentry, Cherry's campaign manager, said the "news forum" U'rts arranged by the Arkansas Public Expenditures Council. Amendment No. 42 Is the Mnck- BlackwDll measure to reduce members of tile state Highway Commission. It will be voted on Nov. 4. ' Cherry, who Is ill at his home in Jonesboro. is expccled lo have recovered by Wednesday, Genlry said. Indians Claim Airplane Credit NEW DELHI If)— A Hindu-minded newspaper which frequently declares ancient India outstripped modern Western achievements now says credit for the world's first airplane really belongs to this country. Eight years before the Wright brothers, inventor S. B. Talpade's electric ally-controlled aircraft flew over Bombay's Chaupatty Bead before a crowd of distinguished onlookers In 1895, stated The Orga-1 nizer. The newspaper cites newly dis- .covered evidence presented by the Bombay journal Vividh - Vrit describing the flight and the safe landing. Tatpade's wife died shortly after the episode and he lost interest In the project. Then a British | commercial firm bought his machinery, says the journal. Fulbrioht's Talk To Be Broadcast LITTLE ROCK yp) — Democratic State Chairman LeiTel Gentry savs a talk by Sen. J. w. Pulbrlght at Richmond. Va.. Saturday night will be carried over several Arkansas radio sta'tlons. Fulbrlght's speech. In behalf of the Democratic national ticket, will be "piped" directly to the Arkansas stations between 7:30 and B p m (CST). R*d Prisoners Injurvd in Camp •H M ' Csunp Ho. M, Puttn, KOTM. after r«rusinf to ebey «rdcrs U (ana work rtetelsi, OWL Mark be^qussHers Offictek Mid BCD* of tb* prlM- <*• *M injund xrloutlr. TraMhn of MUM prUornr ktadcn to moUMr camp n« at the bottom of UM te- eltort, THE HARD rifle as a crutch, this wounded United Nations soldier makes his way uphill to a medical lid station, somewhere along thi Korean front. Someone has thrown a jacket over his shoulders to protect his open wounds. The soldier's features have be«a blanked out to prevent identification by relatives back bom*. OPEN 'till 9P.M. Each Night Halsell&White Furii. ft Appl. Co. Phoiwj 6096 Mat* * ( r! David N. Miles D.V.M. Veterinarian Office Behind Muir's Tailor Shop No. Hi«ay 61 Phone 4121 Blythtvilk Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 P.M. ///;// / / / / /, TOUT Friends Know BE AM. ..World'. Finest Bovrbon Sine* 1795 Avoilobl* BortUd in Bond Top Quality Used Tire SALE! TIRES! TIRES! TIRES! McCAUL TIRE STORE has just received a targe supply of TOP QUALITY USED TIRES. Sizes 600x16 and 650x16 ar« available. 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