The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 2, 1950
Page 7
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1950 Fechteler Takes Over Command of Atlantic Fleet from Blandy By James J. Slrtblj ABOARD AlRCHAFr CARRIER FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AT NORFOLK, Feb. 2. (fl>>-AdmlraI William K. P. Blandy turned over command of the Atlantic Fleet, including the battleship Missouri to _BtYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER KEW8 -,, "-"e, tut, u<i ULIC^III|> ivi iao*juri, vt Admiral William M, Fechteler. Hhoaid this«iant aircraft carrier yesterday Dlandy Is being retired for rlivsl-* cal disability. Guns roared salules to the old and new commanders and the "Mighty Mo" moved slowly past the carrier stern during the ceremony. The Missouri was cu route to dry dock with thc aid of lugs less than two hours after being released from 15 days' imprisonment on Thimble Shoal, Just oulslde the harbor. niandy made only a briet, un. smiling reference to the final triumph of his three-year command. "It gives me a good deal of pleas- Dutch Plane Crash Kills 7 Crewmen AMSTERDAM. The NethfrlanlE, Feb. 2. lip,— A KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) carcro and mail plane - crashed Into the North Sea today , h< V"'. d ' ,"'" i llrn over thc otf tlle D "lch coast. Airline offi- Atlantic fleet wilh all ships afloat. — ...,., a,, .t,iiiJ3 ivnuai. vmj:, &;uu an seven crew members This was niade possible by the her- aboard — including a stewardess — culean task of refloating the Mis- l ™-~ ' -'— " - - • . I congratulate all hands. Blandy is 60 and a native of New York City. He had a number of commands in the Pacific during the war. Then he received one of the most important, assignments of the post-VJ day period. . . . command of Operations Crossroads, thc atomic bomb tests at Bikini. Fechteler. 5-1. commanded the battleship Indiana in 1943 and 1944 and then took charje of an amphibious unit, iris most recent assignment has bfen in Washington as deputy chief of naval operations for personnel. | Wants 'Mo 1 in Mothballs WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. W|—Rep. Vinson ID-Ga) suggested yesterday the Navy put, the battleship Missouri into "mothballs" and send an idle aircraft carrier to sea In its place. Vinson made the proposal to the House Armed Services Committee which he heads and asked members lo bsck him dp. He said he wolld seek formal committee action next Tuesday. The Missouri Is the only American battleship In active service. Vinson said it costs millions of dollars to keep a battleship in the fleet. That is loo much, he added, because a battleship Is not as useful as it once was. The Navy has taken the stand that the Missouri is valuable In service because, among other things: 1—It provides a means of keep- Irur men trained for battleship work. J—It can carry large amounts of fiiFl for resupplying smaller ships at .-ca. Meantime, It appeared that thr cost of prying the Missouri out of Chesapeake Bay mud may never be km.xvn *t The Navy said it has no way of ~ieurin2 out the expense. It has a S19.500 bill from a Norfolk, Va., firm for use of a dredse and there may be other such outside iteris. But most of thc men who did the work of refloating the Mighty Mo already were on the Nnvy payroll. If they hartn't been on the Missouri job. they would still have received nay. have been given up for lost, KLM said no trace of survivors pad been found hours after a Danish ship found floating wreckage of the DC-3. which was enroute from Amsterdam to London. The Danish steamer Rlgmor reported it saw a burning plane crash at 4: = s a.m., (10:55 p.m. CST Wednesday) 25 miles Irom the Hook of Holland, the fea entrance to the Port of Rotterdam. After daylight the slcamei- messaged it had found wreckage and picked up mail bags but reported no survivors had been located. The plane was pilo;«i by 32-year- old J. Van Der Heide, the father of three children. Approve Amendment WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. f.4>j—Sen- ators McClellan and Pulbright of Arkansas voted for the proposed amendment to change the method of electing presidents and vice presidents, approved by the Senate yesterday. •ials said all seven crew members With the Courts ChAncery J. C. Burgess vs. Mary Graham Burgess, suit for divorce. Herbert Martin vs. Katherine Martin, suit for ciivoice. Annie Jackson vs. James Jackson, suit for divorce. Harvey A. Lynch vs. Nettie Lynch suit for divorce. Irene Rice vs. John Rice, Jr., suit for divorce. Helen Davis vs. Paul Davis, suit for divorce. CARUTHERSVJLLE NEWS By Joan Douglas* were all college girls in the and the founders In Hie program were represented by Mrs. Jean Rocbuck, Miss Patricia Neff, »nd Mrs. Mary Hendilcks, members of Ihe E. O., and daughters of members, Ann Dillman, Harriett Hawkins. Marilyn Mehrle and Jacqueline Coker. The seen founders were dressed In costumes of their day and wrce iiosed as living pictures In the doorway of the Mehrle home. Following the program, refreshments or iruit punch, nuts and cake were served from the dining :ab!e, which was laid with a cutwork cloth with a center arrangement of while chrysanthemums on a white and gold star plateau. Mrs. Roebuck poured and was assisted in serving by Miss Jacqueline Coker and Miss Harriett Hawkins, also dressed a.s the founders Dainty pastel satin sachet bags and soft drinks. were presented to those present, as favors. Birthday Club Meets Members of the Friendly Birthday club met STiday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Jessie Johnson. There were two guests, Mis.s Hurnicl Chlnley of Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Mary Wilson. A business^ meeting was conducted and business for the eyar was transacted. Mrs. George Burnett and Mrs. T. M. Cnldwell were appointed to purchase gifts /or the meeting in February. Mrs. Johnson, the hostess, 'was presented a gift from the other members in honor of he rbirthday. The afternoon was spent playing bingo and loto. Mrs. John Allen, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Cllltiwcll and Mr.s. Burnett received prizes. Refreshments consisting of a salad plate, coke and coffee and cold drinks were served. Lradrrs' Tr»inin|t Meeting Helit _ ^Straight Kentucky Bourbon in all its Glory! ^Naturally a finer driuk Never \"' Sold until * Four T/JH) years Old ! And it''* only $1.67 $194 $450 Hl-5 Ql. ipint I (J J k Ft. ; M rllff. Uimir SlUitli MIIIM «tt«». IK SUM MSIKIMC tl., FWIIFMI, «•!»«!. Announcing The Reopening of Our NEW AND LARGER BARN Wed. Feb. 8 and Every Wednesday Located One-Half Mile South of Blytheville City Limits, Between Highway 61 and Oil Mill Road NEW SCALES-CAFE CONCRETE PENS For Special Lots of Livestock Buying or Selling, Contact Me at Games' Grocery & Market, Main Street, Blytheville. Blytheville Auction Co. Lucian Gaines, Mgr. The Extension clubs of Pemiscot County held a loaders training meeting here Thursday afternoon at Ihe courthouse. There were M members and project leaders prcs- •nt, represaitlng the 19 clulw In the f. K. O. Ob<CT« Ftxiaim Day The members of chapter GV of the P. E. O. sisterhood entertained for the members of Chapter DM on Monday evening ot the home of Mrs. Robert Mehrlt, ne«r this city, In their irvnual observance of Founders Day. Mrs. Mehrle was assisted by Mrs. Cyril Heiidricks, Airs. Floj'd Barnhart. and Mrs. George Jenuier. There were aproximately fifty members anil guests present. The program,'."Through Memory's Door," with Mrs. Jewel Williams and Mrs. Roscoe Coker taking part, told of th« history of the P. E. O. illla wa . s onc m organization. Its seven founders economics leader.? county. Mrs. Thelma Davidson, county _ .. ^.....uuu,,, futility nome demonstrations agent, and MLss Anita Blckson, stale extension agenl, presided. Miss Dickson presented a talk to those present. A demonstration of how to select an iron when buying was B ivcn to the group. This was one In a series of home rncct- Ings to be held, Every club In the county was represented. Koolt Club Meets Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walker entertained their two table Wcdncs- iy Night Rook club last week. High score was awarded to Paul Hill and Tom Short rookoed. Refreshments of cocoanut macaroons and colfce were served during thc evening. Card Club Entertained Members of the Monday Contract club were entertained (his •cek by Mrs. Ivcrson Michie. One guest, Mrs. Denver Fine, was nrei- eiit. * Mrs. Carl Haskin won ln<»|, bcorc •eceiving a kitchen utility saw ami Mrs. Denver Pike bridcocd. She re- ceheri a printed handkerchief. The hostess served sandwiches, pickles, potato chips with hot tea Feted at Birthday l>in;icr Mis. c. A. Robertson entertained ••Hl» a surprise birthda dinner par- ly complimenting her tin lighter, ML« Peggy Robertson, at the Robertson home last Wednesday evening at 6:00 o'clock. The guests attending included the Martha Wren, Patricia Mrtf, Joan Douglass, Ora Wayne Meadows and'Betty Jean Hamra. The young ladies-presented th« honoree with gifts. Entertains at Fart; Mrs. R. C. Wilks entertained for her daughter, mien, last week at the Wilks' home. Thc evening was spent, dancing. Mrs. Wilks served sandwiches, cmi- dy, cookies and cold drinks. I'trionals Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Roberlson and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Robertson drove to Lllbouni, Mo., Sunday afternoon to visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs Edwin Roberlson. Mrs. Lynn Smith and her dauih- ter, Jerry Lynn, of Porlagevllle, Mo. were In Carutliersvllle Sunday ait- ernoon. Joe Bartholomew left Sunday for Monroe, La., where he Is Inking special training, after spending a few clays here with his family. Howard King, Pete Coleman ami Robert Earl Hudgens returned to Staikville, Miss., where they are all students at Mississippi state College, after spending the week end with their respective parents, Mrs. King. Mr .and Mrs. P. w. Coleman, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hudgens. Don Waldron, Hob Watklns, Gene Tarpley, Billy joe Clajcton,' Jim Bernard and Clay Connor motored to Ktiinelt, Mo., Sunday »lt«moon. I*« Doirob, t tlitdent «t the university of Missouri at Columbia, Mo., Is spending a. few days here in the home of his jwrents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dorroh. >'rcit Young was In Memphis, Tenn., last wek on business. Mr. and Mrs, nwm Hobcrlson of Lllbourn. Mo., were guests over the week cud In the home of Mr. Robertson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Roberlson. Mrs. Llndiey smith of Portagc- ville, Mo., and Mrs. J. F. Douglass drove to Steclc, Mo., Sunday afternoon to visit their sister. Mr. and Mrs. Garvln May. Hilly Jack' Dnvis and Wendell Crow left for Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sunday afternoon «ftcr visiting Iheir parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cro«- atid MIS. Davis. Both hoys are first year students at Southeast Missouri stati: Teachers Collecc there. Mr.s. Joe Finlcy anr) bnby left. Friday tor St. Louis. Mo., where they will make their new home. PAGE SEVEN New Western Union Rates Go in Effect \ WASHINGTON. Fob. 2. MV-The Western Union Telegraph Co. yesterday revised Its rates on Inter- slate lelesrams. Some are higher, Expert Service .contract COY ROODSON can do the job well, work, wiring, appliance repair BLAN HEATH CO. PHONE 828 •ome lower, Th« action followed up the announcement, of Federal Communications Commission last December Hint the company had worked oul a uniform rale system at FCC's suggestion and would nut 11 Into effect Feb. 1. The changes nro designed to end geographical Inequalities and establish uniform rates for equal-distant points in all parts ol the country. Marriage Licenses The following couples have chained marriage licenses at the office ol Miss Elizabeth Blythe- James M. Barnes and Miss'lsi|U» Mario Damon, both of Blylhevtlte Ernest B. Hampton of Grayvlll« Tenn., and Mrs. Myrtle Womaclc of ParagouM. Stephen Spyro Theodore and Miss Lola Mae Danner, both of St Louli Mo. James Theodore Klfer and Mr. Ruby Thomas, Doth of Holland, Ma. STEEL BUILDINGS rvr groin, hoy, itock M waifs. Mo wasted • Quickly erecW. • Variable lengths, C. A. Tant Construction Co. Auliiurixctl Dealer- for Iluller Steel Kuilriingti i Central Contracting phone 8*6 P.O. Box 83 BlythevilU W STRETCH that® strictly inside stuff* * HERE'S THE NEW 1950 BUICK SUPER 176, componlon body-type fo lh. equally new ROADMASTEI 130. Both ore shorter than k»| y«,,-, 4-door Sed ans _ ycl 4 inche, longer in wheelbase. In both, the difference it used to give you real Hretch-out room in Ihe rear waU ihcrc are some olhcr ihinrjs too. An extra rear-quarter window not found in standard 4-dnor Sedans. A different upperslriicltirc styling Hint makes this body-type stand out as somelliing pretty .special. liven special names that let you say, "I drive » SlII'l-H 126" or "Mine's a ROAD- MAS1 i;nl3U," jnsl by way of being difltrcnl. Ics, we think we hit on a happy idea in the "l.ongfcllows," as they're coming to he known. They are not longer, on llic outside, bul there's n (wo-way slrclcli—in width and length—in llierciirconiparfmeiil. You're going lo like that —as you'll sec by calling on your own Huick dealer. If he doesn't have one on hand, he can gel it pretty promptly—and nt a price and on a deal you'll have trouble matching, much less beating, anywhere else. Sec him now, will you—about placing an order? hat the hoys did here really calls for some medals. \Vc gave them tlic job of coming up with somelliing that wa s hi^gcr inside—for room and comfort—longer in whcclb».sc— always important lo good ridinj; qiiiililics — yet unluilky and easy-handliiii; in overall dimensions. Just look how well this lidy ntimher meets these "impossible" specifications! I (cm one—rear-seal cushions arc afnllfnnt wider than lusl year's Sui'KKS and ROAO- MASTIiKS. Ilcm two—in every dimcnsion—lcg-room, head-room, hip-room, slionldcr-rooin— this rear-scat compartmeiil is bi£j,'cr than previous models—and nearly four inches longer, fore and aft, than olher 1950 Huick interiors. Item three —whcclhascs arc the longest of our 1950 line. On the Sui'KK it is \2y/ 2 " instead of J2I'/ 2 "_ on the ROAn.MASTliK 130V," inslcad of l26'/ 4 ". Jet —and here's where the magic comes in—Ihe whole car is shnrler over-all. Aclnally less from bumper to bumper than previous Buicks in these scries. Thai means easier parking, easier lucking away in family garages, easier maneuvering in crowded Irathc. fea tans lib» thtst jn««j» BUICK'S THE BUY f-163 .i,gm, m IIEW.P4TTIIIH WIOl-AHClt VISIBI lor«oirf anJ bott. r>p rnlinqi. fHnt fend«/i, "rfot/b|. faufcbV SIZE, let, l.nglh lor cairer parlln& and garaging, ihorf turning rcdiul, fXIRA-WIDE SEAfS crorfl.d b«l-e* n tht a't.l. SOfI 8U/CK JIBE. l mm a IU,il .pringinj, Sof.V- D1HAILOW DRIVE ilnnrfard on oil BOMD/Mirf »S. opriono/ ol ,,l,a coil or, SUflf. ar.JSfECIAl iirici. MODUS wirt Sad, b, f.Uer. V/IO£ CHOICE Of lO'JIFIflni ajdir. 3 Hev'oilily fo piictt Iliol hrocte? ever/ pmv toflgt obotit I'll IQ-.U. «j, _ Bigkt Howl better mulnmnttllrt mrr hunt HCICK icHI bull* LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut at Broadway Phone 555

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