The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 8, 1950
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN (AKK.) COUKILK Arkansas Phone Employes Await Strike Order Hearings on Rate Increase Proposal Arc Resumed LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 8. (/P) More than 3,000 Arkansas employes of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company waited today to learn whether they would work tomorrow Start of a strike by 24 telephone equipment workers in Arkansas — along with those throughout the nation—against the Western Electric Co., the manufacturing and Installing subsidiary of the telephone company, is scheduled for 6 a.m. tomorrow. They plan to picket Southwestern Bell exchanges. Hate Hearings Resumed LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 8. W)—The amount Southwestern Bell Telephone Company allows for depreciation on its equipment again wns questioned as hearing on the company's request for a rate increase was resumed today before the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Cross examination of company witnesses • is expected to be completed today. .Witnesses appearing for opponents to Southwestern Bell's proposal to make permanent at 54,620,000 annual rate increase In Arkansas will testify Nov. 21. Still hanging is a request that the company refund part of customers' bills paid for lelepho'ne service in September. The company put Its temporary rate Increases Into effect Sept. 21. This was accomplished by filing a bond with the commission to insure repayment of any part of the rate Increase the commission may order. The commission has agreed to look Into this protest. Testifying for the company today was Warren Baldwin, Little Rock real estate man, who was hired by the company to appraise 62 parcels of land Southwestern Bell owns In Arkansas. COINCIDENCE IN KOREA—P^'t, Samuel C. Masingale, left, and his brother, Cpl. Ralph M." Masingalc, received battle wounds on the same day and in the same locality in Korea, one in the right ankle and the other in the left ankle. Neither knew the other had been wounded until they met when assigned to adjoining beds in the same ward nt this Tokyo, Japan, Army Hospital. (U. S. Army Radio-Telephoto by KEA-Acme Tclephoto.) MISSCO Here's Lineup Of New Congress 'Associated Press returns on the 135 House seats at J2 p.m. Wednesday, shoM-ed: :i)eraocra(s elected 224. (Present Congress 2o9; vacancies 3) Republicans elected 195. (Present Congress 169; vacancies 3). •Independents elected 1. Contest! undecided 15. Democratic gains 2, losses 27. Republican gains 26, losses 1. .. American labor loss 1. Independent gains 1. Senate: i Democrats 49, Republicans 47. Old Senate—Democrats 54, Republicans 42. (Continued from page 1) paralleled state-wide ballotting on these issues. The races for governor and state treasurer, the only ones in which Republican candidates were entered, were regarded as too Insignificant here to warrant keeping running totals In the comity clerk's office. Wels Win in lilylhevillc In Blytheville, voters defeated the prohibition net 1.713 to 1.020 and rejected the school finance amendment 1.248 to 1,127. Contrary to action of voters throughout the rest of the county nnd state, refers in Blytheville approved the four-year amendment by a four-vote margin— 1,166' to 1.1G2. The stock law proposal, although not strictly applicable to this county because of existing regulations, nevertheless pass- in Biytheville. 1,092 to 583. Blytheville nnd Osceola supported the proposed hospital plnn but some points, generally in West Mississippi County, opposed the Issue. As was expected, considerable confusion resulted In voting on the hospital issue and the accompanying mill levy proposals. Many who voted for construction of the hospitals rejected the mill levies, thereby nullifying their first vote since the units cannot be built unless tax funds to finance and maintain them also are voted. In Blytheville. 1,443 voters approved construction of the hospitals and 656 opposed it. A total of 983 voted for the building tax and 851 voted against it. The proposed one-mill operating and maintenance levy received 1,250 for it and -883 against. Results from Osceola reflected less confusion on the hospital issue there. Osceolans voted 890 for thr- construction and 55 against, and 965 for the building tax and 63 against. The maintenance! tax passed 836 to 12-1. ItccorM Vole Set With about five-sixths of the precincts rej>orted by noon today, the total vote had exceeded 11,000 in Mississippi County. The more than 8.700 votes cast In the county during the preferential prim.iry July 25 was regarded as a record vote at that time. Voting in Btythevillr yesterday also exceeded previous records. A total of 2,733 votes were cast, compared to 2.225 in the July 25 primary. < In the only other contest in Osceola's city election, James Hyatl and C. D Ayres were elected aldermen from the First Ward. The third candidate wns incumbent Alderman D. S. Lanej', who polled 130 votes compared to 180 for Mr. Hyatt and 141 for Mr. Ayres. Mr. Ayres was re-elected. Other candidates re-elected with- out'Opposition in Osceola were R. E. Prewitt and A. W. Young. Second Ward aldermen; Tim Bowie; and Carroll Watson, Third Ward aldermen: City Clerk c. H. Bryant Constable Cliff c. Cannon, and'jus- tices of the peace W. P. Hale. C. O. Alexander. R. I. Greene and George W. Raines. Mitchell Moore wns elected city attorney. Appointed to that office, he was running unopposed for his first elected term. Manila Mayor Re-Elected In Manila. Mayor I. D. Shcdd retained his office by a 31-vote margin. James Moore was Mayor Shedd's sole opposition and polled 255 votes to 286 for the Incumbent. In other Manila races, Mrs. Gerald Wallace was elected recorder, With 217 votes, she defeated Cliff King (162) and Burl McHenry <15G). Former recorder Alvln Tipton and R. O. McKInnon were elected aldermen from Ward One. Voting iit that ward rvent like this: R. E. McCullongh, 145: Alvin Tipton, 290: Bud Henson. 228: R. G. McKinnon, 238; R. M. Downinc 171. Harvey Durham and Claude Lan- caster were without opposition In Ward Two and P. G. Ballard nnd L. L. Woodruff were elected to al- ctormnnlc seats from Ward Three. Voting in that ward gave Mr Ballard 343 votes, A. W. Smith 104 Mr. Woodruff 281, William Borosky 160, and Howard Perkins 146. Joiner Ciindulntcs Opposed There were races for all municipal offices in Joiner's city election, in which Mayor H. M. Kower- ton defeated G. A. Sisk 156 to 51. In other races, O. L. Jenkins was re-elected by defeating Richard Akle. Jr., 114 of 07. Kenneth Sulcer polled 151 votes to defeat Sol Friedman, who got 58, in the race for treasurer. Incumbent Marshal Boyce Byrd lost out to Thomas Brown, 120 to 86. Two aldermen wore elected from each ward. In Ward One, James Ford (160 votes) and c. A. Bradshaw (133) defeated Elmer Kimberlin (111). W. II. Glover (149 votes) and Roy Koonce (133) defeated Meyer Sllverstein (124), an Incumbent, for the Ward Two posts. In Ward Three, Hubert Sevmour (192 votes) and Cary w.» Sailers, Jr.. (164) were elected over T. R. Willett (45). In a four-way race in Ward Four, j. B. Wilson (162 votes) and Tuil Johnson (95) defeated Grnnville Haskins (77) and Julius Ralph (72). Unopposed candidates in Joiner v/ere Justice of the Pence Charles Felts and Constable A. E. Sadler.. Many Unopposed District nominees who were un- op|x>sed yesterday were Chancellor W. Leon Smith of Blylheville, Circuit Judges Zal B. Harrison of Blytheville and Charles W. Light of Paragould, Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow of Biythcville, State Sen. J. Lee Bcnrdcn of Leachville. All were seeking re-election except Mr. Smith, who was a candidate for the recently-created second division of the 12th Chancery District. County officials elected without opposition yesterday included Shcr- ff William Berryman. County Treasurer Frank Whltworth, "county FLYING SAUCERS, GALORE! Don'f Miss This! Sunday, Nov. 7! Municipal Airport! See 9 Thrilling Aerial Acts! r Plan to Attend NOW! j«: 1' Vv ~"- -v, ? "-Sy*^'* Really wan! In see a FLYING SAUCER? You'll have the opporUin.ilv bv attending (he FLYING SAUCKK AlKSUOW here Sunday, Nov. 12 at In* Hlyllicvillc Municipal Airport under Ihc sponsorship of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. This famous group will perform nine thrilling acts of air wizardry including the outstanding "Italman" parachute jump, man riding the wing of an airplane while il flips (he length of the airport upside-down. Also to he allempled will he having a Studebaker convertible donated by Chamblm Sales catch an airplane and "Red Grant" will climb a rope ladder from the car up into the plane. FLYING SAUCER AIR SHOW Sponsored by the Biythcville Junior Chamber of Commerce i!, NUVfc,iiioj!,H8,,ij»60 (j Obituaries GeorgeShamlm Missco Native, LukemiaVictim George P. Shamlin, 43, of Fort Smith, formerly of Blytheville died at 1:30 a.m. today at Ft. Smith ol lukemla, it was learned here this morning. Mr. Shamlin was the son o( M. and Mrs. c. T. Shamlin, sr., of Blythevllle ami was formerly connected with the Mississippi Countv Health office here. He was born at Armorel and moved from Blytheville to Ft. Smith eight years ago. In addition to his parents, Mr Shamlin Is survived by his wife, the former Miss Sunshine Burns of'sty- Ihevillc ami one son, Larry Shamlin, bolh of Ft. Smith Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow In the God- darcl Memorial Methodist Church lu Fort Smith with burial there. City Credit Bureau In New Offices The Credit Bureau of Blytheville Inc., IIHS moved Its offices from the Lynch Building to the Farmers Bank Building, it was announced today Paul c. Lawrence, manager of the bureau, stated that the move was necessitated because the firm Is expanding and more office space was' needed. The bureau will retain its old telephone numbers, Mr. Lawrence said. Returns from Meeting Bill Crecelleus, venereal disease inspector for North Mississippi County,, returned yesterday from Hot Springs where he attended a meeting of state venereal disease inspectors. About 40 were present The chief topic of discussion was a new system of blocd testing developed by a Hot Springs man and which Is being used exclusively bv the state of Arkansas. Judge Roland Green, Countv Clerk Elizabeth Blythe, Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris. Tax Assessor Herbert Shippen. Coroner E. M. Holt Surveyor w. D. Cobb and state Representatives L. H. Autry of Blirdettc John J. Cowan of Osceola E c Fleeman of Manila and Jimmic Edwards of Blytheville. All sought reelection except Mr. Cowan, wh o was a candidate for the post vacated by the resignation of Leslie Speck of Frenchman's Bayou. The County Board at Election Commissioners Is scheduled to meet In Osceola Thursday morning to canvass the returns and' certify the vote. enume Sour Mash is the Key to the abundant flavor of Old Fitzgerald ... expressly made for those who scorn the blandnesa of modern pressure- cooked "whiskies" in favor of the hearty rithneis of authentic Kentucky bourbon. 100% IONCED KtNTUC KY STRAIGHT • O U II I ON WHISKEY — 100 rioor Distributed by Moon Distributing Co. Liltk Rock, Ark. Blight Hits Italy's Chestnut Trees AVELLINO, Italy (AP) — Some 58,000 American taxpayers' dollars are being used to fight a blight attacking Italy's chestnut trees. That is an insignificant amount against the more Iran $1,500,000,000 in European Recovery funds already poured into the Italian economy. But the job of keeping Italy's chestnut groves in good health is far from insignificant. This city of 30,000 In the foothills southeast of Naples is the center of one of the regions, of Italy that thrive on chestnut trees. The well-to-do count their wealth in acres of chestnut timber, processing of the timber and the fruit give the poor work and food. Prom the chestnut trees come poles for communication lines, props tor gravevines. woort for window flames, furniture and even farmer's carts. The chestnut itself is the merchandise of countless peddlers on city street corners whose charcoal roasting fires are a magnet for children and grott p mi|>s. Dried chestnuts are ground into 'lour for puddings, cakes and even bread. Italians also call the chestnut the poor man's bread. Americans have determined that he blight is the same one that In recent years vi'iped out most of America's native chestnuts. Business .As Usual At Post Office Here It'll be buiness as usual nn Ar- mtstke Day (Saturday) at Blytheville's pest office. Postmaster Ross Stevens said today thfct the post office will offer its usual Saturday service on tha» day. Only change from the Saturday routine, he said, will be the fact that rural carriers will not mnke their rounds. ; City carriers will make their calls and windows will be open In the post office until noon. Hurt Schu finer «Sk Marx Clothes tweed nt Its best, sporty ami colorful For the overcoat with a real masculine flavor, there's none ' more handsome than Blue Ridge tw«ed. Its big, bright, bold patterns will give you a look of casualness that's always in good tasle. Hart Schaffner & . Marx tailoring means a-bonus in easy comfort and good looks. •<*•'

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