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FACE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Bell Telephone Lists '49 Report Mora Service Given For Lower Charge, Southwestern Says BT. LOUIS, March 20. VF)— In an •nnual report Issued today the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company said It provided more telephone service In 1949 than ever before—and earned less on Its Invested capital than ever before. The rate of earnings reached a new low of 3.86 per cent, compared with 4.09 per cent In 1948. ,, Points to Higher Kites Pointing the way to more applications for higher rates, the report said: "Service cannot be extended without facilities, facilities cannot, be built without capital, and capital cannot be attracted without the Inducement of a fair and reasonable return." And,' It went on. the only way to bring earnings up to a "satisfactory level" Is to raise the price of the service. A rate-adjusting program has been under way since September. 1947, but, the company said, there has been such a lag In the process that the amount of Increase requested was "wholly inadequate" by the time the rates became effective. Gain of 225.000 Fhonn Gross construction of plant and equipment In 1949 amounted to $151,700,000, and there was a' net gain of 225.000 new telephones installed. At the end of the year the company was serving 3.336,000 telephones, but 140.000 applications for service remained unfilled. The company said Its plans for the future depend on attracting new capital—In millions of dollars. It reported that seven general wage adjustments alone In the last ten years have Increased the company's annual wngc costs, by $76,000,000 while post-war rate' Increases have amounted to only $25,000.000. Rate Rise Is Low The report stated that the rise so far in telephone rates, expressed In percentage for the company as a whole, has been only about one- fourth as much as the rise In the cost of living. "This is what the report says about revenues and expenses: "Total operating revenues of $261,742,000 In 1949 were $34.989,000. or 15 per cent, more than the $226 -' 753,000 total In the preceding year. "Operating expenses, excluding taxes, went up IS per cent, to $212204,000 from $185,048,000. Over two- thirds of the Increase was In payrolls and was due to higher wage retes effective December 1, 1948. wage progression, larger average force, and the cost of en tensive storm damage repairs In the early part of 1949." : Obituaries Shriners Name 1950 Committees Standing committees for the Blytheville Shrine Club for 1950 •were announced today by Shrine President E. M. Holt. • ' Mr. Holt and other newly elected officers assumed their duties Friday, night at a regular meeting at the new Shrine Club Building at the Airbase. Dan Blodgett • was named vfce- prestdent and Max Parks, secretary. Committee members named include: Reception Committee — A1 v 1 n Hardy, chairman. Franklin Atkinson, Roland Green and Rex Warren, members. Entertainment—Dave Halstead. chairman, A. p. Dean, Bob Barnes and Dr. J. A. Saliba. Publicity—Denny Hammond, chairman; J E. Stevenson, Jr., Raleigh Sylvester, and Mike Meroney. Food —Joe Atkins, chairman; w. I,. Walker, Dan Blodsett, and Dale Horn. Advisory and Finance Committee— O. L. McWBlers, chairman; W. I Malln, £. O. Adams and Frank Nelson, members. Plans for 1950 announced at the Friday night meeting include a social for Shriners wives and guests Friday at 7 p.m., and a Shrine minstrel. • . Mr. Holt also announced that the club building would he available to Shrine Club members and wives for pirties and socials. Sterling S. Murff, Retired Osceola Merchant, Dies Services for Sterling S.'Murff, 10. retired Osceola merchant, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church at Osccola by the Rev. Percy Herring, p'astor. Mr. Murff, who had made his home at Osceola since 1904, died at his home Saturday after a week's Illness., He retired about a year ago because of poor health. He was horn In Attala County, Miss., and In 1!)OS was married to Miss Maggie Guntor, who survives him. He was a member of the Baptist church and had been a deacon for several years. Survivors include his wife; a daujnter, Mrs. Vela Mae McCor- mlck; two sons, Gunter Murff of Blytheville and S. E. Murff.; Jr., of Caruthersvllle, Mo.: two sisters. Mrs. L. T. Dtckson of Memphis, and Mrs. Aby Smith of Cleveland, o., and four grand-children.- Burial was In the Violet Cemetery at Osceola, under the direction of the National Funeral Home. • • • Mrs. Jennie Pope Succumbs Here Services for Mrs. Jennie Pope, 70. were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Holt Chapel by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, with burial following a t the Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Pope died at, 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Walls Hospital. She had made her home in Blytheville for the past six months with a son, S. M. Pope. She had previously lived at Lake Village, Ark., but was a native of Mississippi. Survivors Include three sons, S. M. and J. W. Pope of Blytheville and Aubrey Pope of Rich, Miss.; and a daughter. Mrs. Mae Wiliams of Jackson, Miss. • • * ' Guy Armon Gallop Dies in Memphis Rites for Guy Armon Gnllop, 63, formerly of Blytheville were to be conducted at the Cobb Chapel at 2 pjn. today, with burial in the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Gallop, who hail resided in Memphis for the past four years, died at 12:15 a.m. yesterday at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. He was In the grocery business there. He previously resided l n Blythcville where he was engaged In farming. He was bom at Aberdeen. Miss., and was married to Mrs. Ernly Lind Gallop, who survives him. , Other survivors Include his mother, Mrs. J. N. Gallop of Luxora; two step-son's. Prank and Biliie Lind; two sons, the Rev. Hal Gallop and Jessie Elkins Gallop, both of Memphis; four daughters, Mrs. Armontyne Conley, Mrs. Mattie Burr, Mrs. Floy Perkins, and Mrs. Claude Bell, all of Memphis; and two brothers, Green and Kerb Gallop, both of Luxora. • * • James Mullctt Dies Russian Guards Reported in China TAPEI, Formosa, March 20. (;p>— The china News Service said today Russian troops are guarding vital rail towns between Nanking and Shanghai in Communist China. The-e was no confirmation. The story was attributed to a traveler. It said 4.000 Sovie' troops arrived In Nanking Feb. 20 and were dispatched to key rail towns. If the report Is true, the troops presumably are anti-aircraft units The rain link between China's largest ctiy and Nanking is a key target of Nationalist warplanc-s. Nationalist warships stopped a Communist attempt to Innd small reinforcements on the big Island of Hainan, other dispatches said. "DISC" JOCKEY?—This hunter on Franklin Mountain near El Paso, Tex., felt sure he'd cornered a Martian flying disc pilot behind a yucca plant. Closer Inspection revealed a two-year-old boy wh'o had strayed from home, dressed in his version of what the wcll- dresscd interplanetary pilot shou)<4 wear. N. Missco Gets $2,000 Quota in Cancer Campaign Dr. Charles L. Craig, county chairman for the cancer fund campaign, said today that a quota of $2,000 had been set for North Mis- sisi-Ippi County. Dr. Craig said the campaign will be conducted In April. He was named fond chairman by Ben Laney, state campaign director. Dr Craig explained that the crusade for funds lias-a two-fold pur- jKise—the raising of funds to carry on programs of research, education and service, and to spread the message about cancer in order that curly cic*cction and prompt treatment could save at least one-third of the 200,000 Americans who die of this disease each year. Continued from Pajre I crests of our country." ^ As the committee's explosive in quiry moved ahead (hero were these other developments: 1. Attorney General McGrath vas reported to be protesting vigor Jiisly against any decision to open he FBI's files to tlie investigation group. "J. Senator Hickenlooper (R-i o i), committee member, told a re porter he is ready to force a show down on the flies Issue. 3. McCarthy turned over to.tin committee, after much prodding, tin names of the 81 persons in' thi ;es he outlined to the Senate 01 Feb. 20. C.C Wine Files For Court Justice LITTLE ROCK. March 20. (/P>— Arkansas- Public Service Commission Chairman Charles C. Wine -is a candidate for associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Wine, 49. Texnrkana attorney, lias filed pledges as a candidate for the "post left vacant by the death of Justice R. W. Robins. He said that he would resign his PSC post in the near future. Wine is a University of Arkansas graduated and practiced in Fayetteville before moving to Texarh- ann In 1935. He wus appointed PSC chairman in 1945, resigned to accept an Interim appointment to the supreme court in 1!)48 and wns reappointed to the PSC in 1849. Jamc to da imcs MullcU, about 00. died enrly iy at the County Farm, and his vim jc.u.->. i^you funeral Home of Blytheville was in charge of local Williams Infant Dies Graveside riles for Terry Williams, infant .son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Williams, were conducted at 10 a. m. yesterday at the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, he was dead soon after birth at G:30 a. m. at Walls Hospital. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. of liquor. Hearing for Echols on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon was continued until tomorrow with bond set at $75 Blaylock to Visit Masonic Organizations Robert's: JBJaylock of Blytheville. grand hjgh;_"pricst of the Royal Aich Masons-for the state of Arkansas, will leave tomorrow morning for a week-long tour of the stale in connection with Masonic activities. He plans to visit Masonic organizations In Fort Smith. Fayetlcville, Bcnlonvllle. Little Rock and other cities. Firemen Answer Three Alarms over Weekend Filythe-'iile's volunteer firemen answered three alarms over the week-end, two to grass fires. Two runs to gross fires were rruule Saturday afternoon, one to the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Company'c used car lot at the intersection ol Railroad and Walnut Streets and the other at the Blytheville Canning Company. Last night, the firemen answered an alarm to 1044 West Ash. where an oil floor furnace became overheated. Driver Is Fined $50 Emery Echols was fined $50 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence Hearing Aid Users Now, you can get fresh, pro- tested Catteries for Any Kind of Hearing Aid at KIRBY DRUG STORES OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER We •ir *m %ff|r 11 6803 «i ir ^ M> t, Prompt, Courteous Service General Contract Purchase Corp. JESSUP led Doss Drive Passes Halt-WayPoint B. G. West, campaign director or the Chickasawba District Chap- -er of the. American Red Craw, said oday that the half-way mark toward the $15,000 quota had been exceeded, and that many reports rom general solicitation In Blythe/Ille and outlying districts were still to be turned In. jFHlh community to exceed Its quota was Box Elder, C. E. Buck, chairman for that community, reported $133.45 for Its $125 quota. Other communities to reach the [oaLs set for them include: Yarbro, Blackwater, Flat Lake and Gosnell. The total today was $7,572.80, and t Included $158 from the Negro chairmen, Will Moss and Willie James. They had previously turned in $158. Solicitors and amounts reported for that division include: Jessie Klmbrough, $11; Francia Howard $2; Susie carter, $14; will Ann Lofton, $41; Bessie Brasfield, $43; Maggie Lee Love, $34; . and Lois James, $12. •• -i • . Other contdlbutions riot previously reported Include $5 from the West End Business District; $10 for the area between First anc Lake Street; and $5 from Ware Two. Father-Son Talks Set fqr Thursday Palher and sons of Mississlpp lounty are to be on hand In.th American Legion Auditorium Thurs day night when the Rev. H. L. Rob son of Luxora will talk on father son relationships. The session Is being snonsorei )y the North Mississippi Count District of BoyiScouts and specia guests will be Scouls and the fathers. However, J. Cecil Lowe, distric :hatrman, pointed out that a: fathers aiul boys, 11 years of ag ind over are invited to attend. There will be no admission charg id. The program is scheduled to be ;in at 7:30 p. in. Red Workers Quit In Milan, Italy MILAN, Italy, March 20. (rt> Thousantls of Communist-led work COURT Continued from Page 1 definite lay for he tiring. That Is for Herbert Goorfman, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter In connection with the death of Jake Kriuise, Osceola barber, who was killed when struck by a car late last year. His trial has been set for Wednesday, Court was convened In O^ceola this morning, with the entire morning being used in the selection of n petit jury panel. MUNDAy,.MAl<CH 20, 1950 Blytheville fire Chief Attends Annual School Fire chief Roy Head returned yesterday from Little Hock where he attended the annual state fire chiefs school. The school opened Thursday and closed yesterday. Fire chiefs from all sections of the state were given advance.instruction In modern fire fighting methods. Slate Fire Instructor Johri Hurley «-«s In charge of the school. Slate Attorney General Ike Murry explained the firemen's pension plan to fire chiefs -during one of the sessions. crs quit work suddenly today and packet! Milan's main square in a protest demonstration against strict new government measures to keep order in Italy. Union leaders in both Milan and Genoa were reported considering a general strike call as further protest. 'Til si; i, 1.1 ii VOIJ CALLED!" "Our telephone is a real family friend," says Mrs. K. L. Davidson, a Chelsea, Oklahoma, housewife. "I recently kept a five-day record of all telephone calls made and received at our home. I was surprised to find how much service our telephone gives us at an average cost of only 2(i per call." Monday— "Forgot to ask Coldie about sleeves in dress I'm making for her. Dressmaking is jttst a side line, bitt it gives me a lilllc 'inn moncij'f Tuesday—ToW Mother Td come out anil get Dad jar liis triji to the doctor's. Our telephone keeps ».s in loitch <cilh the lamily." Thursday— "Husband colled to see i[ I needed anything from the store. Saves me » trip. Makes running the houte much easier." Each year brings greater progress in your tcle- • phono service: new telephones added — greater improvements madcl The result: You can call more people, and they can call you— with quicker, more trouble-free service. It's * real budget value— Ihat groins in value every ycarl Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. 9iv»f to mvcfc for to JtHb? A Special Message to the Hard-to-Fti: HUDSON HasTheSuh To Fit You PERFECTLY! Stout Sizes 37 to 50 Waist Sizes up to 50 Shimmery, Sheen Genuine GABARDINE \ Featured in The Greatest Suit Value in 20 Years! This Low Price Made Possible Through a Special Purchase! 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