The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 31, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 81. 1954 BLYTHEVILLU (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Public Aid Costliest Way to Help Aged, Welfare Head Says LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Welfare Commissioner A. J. Moss said here yesterday that "public assistance is the most expensive way o: helping old people." That's true, Moss told the Arkansas Public Expenditures Council because federal regulations under which relief money is administered require constant investigation. In addition to the cost, Moss said, "the old person loses his sense of dignity and personal reserve because we're always investigating him. • "The information we obtain is kept confidential but still he is subjected to the investigation." Moss suggested that two pending Congressional measures, if they are passed, would eventually help reduce the number of welfare clients among the aged and the accompanying administration costs. These bills call for expansions in Social Security, which Moss called "much cheaper than old age assistance.' ' Moss said the Arkansas Welfare Department has the lowest administrative costs percentagewise of any state in the nation. "But," he added "I'm not certain that that's cause for bragging. If administrative costs are too low, services are apt to be poor, too." Schools, Roads Discussed Moss was one of three appointed state officials who discussed their jobs with APEC, which, held its annual meeting here. Education Commission Arch Ford said that "there is an increased feeling of community responsibility for schools" and suggested in explanation that "maybe one reason is that they're costing you more money than they used to." Highway Director Herbert Eldridge told the group that he hoped that within possibly two years the remaining unimproved,gaps in,the state's major highways would be closed. He compared paving of primary roads to "plowing of profits back into a business because the primary roads have the traffic and therefore produce the gasoline tax revenue which is necessary to finance both primary and secondary highways." The council took no -stand on a proposed constitutional amendment, which has the blessing of Gov. Cherry, to have property assessed at its full value for tax purposes rather than under the present plan of a variable percentage of full value. The full assessment would be accompanied by reduction in tax rates and a prohibition against the state re-entering the property tax field. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:31 quotations) May 3438 3439 3431 July 3450 3452 3445 Oct 3409 3409 3403 Dec 3404 3404 3397 3432 3446 3410 3404 New Orleans Cotton May July Oct Dec 3435 3452 3407 3405 3435 3452 3405 3405 3428 3446 3405 3400 3430 3447 3409 3405 Albatrosses and condors remain nestlings for six months. Chicago Soybeans 363y 2 365% 274 ' 25234 367 275% 254 363 363% 274 252 1/ 2 364% 364% Chicago Whear May ... 217% 218% July ... 212 213 Chicago Corn May July 1567s 154% 157 211% 1537s 156% 253y 2 2177 8 153% 156% Ntw York Stocks (I2:4f fMtatteM) A T and T 163 1-2 Amer Tobacco 60 1-4 Anaconda Copper 34 5-8 Beth Steel 57 3-8 Chrysler 63 3-8 Coca-Cola 122 7-8 Gen Electric 107 3-4 Gen Motors 65 3-4 Montgomery Ward 60 1-8 N Y Central 23 1-2 Int Harvester 29 1-4 Republic Steel 50 3-8 Radio . 271-8 Socony Vacuum 40 Studebaker 19 3-8 Standard of N J 80 3-4 Texas Corp 68 7-8 Sears 59 7-8 U S Steel 42 3-8 Sou Pac 41 Holy Week Services Planned By First Methodist Church Special Holy Week services will be conducted at First Methodist Church here by Dr. D. Ray Jordan, professor of homiletics *t Candler School of Theology of Emory University, according to the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor. First of the series of services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 11. Monday through Friday services will be at 8 a.m., with Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:50 a.m. Also cooperating In this special Holy Week program, which climaxes local participation in the nation-wide Church Attendance Crusade, are Methodist churches of Dell, Luxora, Yarbro - Promised Land, and Wesley Memorial and Lake Street Methodist Churches. Dr. Jordan, who. has been at Emory University since 1945, holds five degrees, including D.D. and Litt. D, from Duke University, Emory University, Yale University and Lincoln Memorial University. Included among the 14 books written by Dr. Jordan are "The Intolerance of Christianity," (1931), "Faith That Propels," "Adventures in Radiant Living," "The Supreme Possession," and "The Emerging*. Revival." He has been a frequent ontributor to numerous religious periodicals and was literary editor of "The Pulpit Digest" from 194145. Dr. Jordan has been a delegate ;o several regional, national and taternational conferences of the Methodist Church, and has traveled extensively both in this hemisphere and abroad. He led a spee- al study tour of the Middle East in 1951. Special music. for the services Dr. G. Ray Jordan will be furnieshd by the Chancel :hoir under the direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry, with Earl Snider, Jr., Mrs. John Caudill and Mrs. R. R. Jayroe as organists. CARUTHERSVTLLE, Mo.—Woodrow Johnson reported his gray 1947 Pontiac was stolen off the street in :ront. of Right Way Cleaners yesterday between 5 and 6 p. m., according to the sheriff's office* He said that it was a tudor torpedo model with two spot lights. The Missouri license plate bore the number C-58081. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI., tf>— (USDA)—Hogs 7,500; fairly active, uneven; 180 Ib up mostly 1530; 170 Ib down steady to 25 higher; sows 25-50 higher; bulk choice 180- 40 Ib 27.00-25; several loads mostly hoice No. 1 and 2 200-220 Ib 27.50; 40-270 Ib 26.25-27.00; heavier '.'eights scarce; 150-170 Ib 26.0027.00; mostly 26,5 up; sows 4459 Ib down 4.25-25,00; heavier sows 23.25-24.00. Cattle 3,500, calves 900; steers, heifers and cows; fully steady; several loads and lots good and choice steers 20.00-23.00; few low good 19.00: utility and commercial cows 11.50-13.50; individual head 14.00 and above; canners and cutters 9.00-11.50; bulls and vealers unchanged; utility and commercial bulls 13.00-15.00; cutter bulls 11.0012.50; good and choice vealers 21.00 25.00; few prime to 27.00; commercial and low good vealers 15.0020.00. E. O. Adams, Blytheville farmer who was seriously injured in a car- truck collision near Brookland, Ark., March 17, was still unconscious today in St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Although he has never regained consciousness since the accident, relatives here said yesterday they had been told by a Memphis specialist that Mr. Adams is "doing as well as can be expected." He suffered fractures of the skull when the truck he was driving collided with a car in which five Arkansas State College students were riding. They suffered minor injuries. Mr. Adams underwent an extensive examination by the Memphis doctor yesterday. Larger Concert Crowds Sought By Civic Music Cards will be mailed to Civic Music Association members in an attempt to get better attendnace for the group's final concert of the season which comes up on April 25. The attendance problem \vas discussed by the group's execuitve committee which met yestrday afternoon. In other action, Mrs. Alvin Huffman, Jr., was named chairman of a nominating committee. Mrs. Kendall Berry and Mrs. Robert Porter are other members. , ' They will submit a slate of officers and directors to CMA's board of directors following the April concert at which time new officers will be elected. Yesterday's meeting was at the home of Mrs. C- G. Redman, CMA president. ATONIC Condition of Boy Hurt In Collision Improved Jerry James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman James of Dyess, in Baptist Hospital recovering from injuries received Sunday night is in "exceptionally" good condition "everything considered," Mrs. James said this morning. Bone specialists are due to examine Jerry today, she said, but no more x-rays will be made until he is feeling better. He is sore and bruised, she said. Jerry was standing in front of his car working on the lights when another car struck it, pinning him, between the cars. The accident occurred on a road about a mile south of Dyess. He received a fractured pelvic bone, skull con- :ussion and extensive bruises on the legs. (Continued from Page 1) purpose," and without seeking "an end result of major importance to our military strength and readiness." ''It should also be noted," he said, "that the testing of weapons is important likewise in order to be fully aware of the possibile future aggressive ability of an enemy, for we now fully know that we possess no monopoly of capability in this awesome field." Strauss said there have been "exaggerated and mistaken" descriptions of the March 1 test. Secretary of Defense Wilson yesterday described this one was "unbelievable." Strauss said he "played up" in the papers more than the secretary intended. TAXES (Continued from Page 1) bill, put the excise cuts in with the extensions of the 1951 inereases a spart of a strategy to make the bill veto-proof and a political boon for lawmakers who must run this year. Sen. Byrd (D-Va) voted against the bill yesterday and said the cuts were putting the nation on the "road to financial suicide." The biggest item of relief in the bill goes to telephone users. The cut on local and long distance service amounts to about 325 million dollars yearly. Other big cuts included were: tickets to movies, professional baseball games and other amusements, about 190 million; jewelry, 100 million; train-plane-bus passenger fares, 95 million; household appliances, 85 million; cosmetics, 55 million. HIGHWAY 18 (Continued from Page 1) 61 south of Blytheville. However, Mr. Johnson brought out that 61 will be moved eventually (See related story on this page). School Location Problem Mr. Johnson said it has been a constant source of worry to highway departments that schools locate on highways, while school boards, in other instances, concerned themselves with trying to keep highways from adjoining school property. "Where school safety patrol programs are maintained, there is not a single school traffic death of record," Mr. Johnson said. Lange School's student patrol program, Mr. Pride rejoined, is not properly maintained. Mayor Jackson injected that the city "is ready to go to work on this thing, but I would like to feel most of the citizens are behind us. "I think we shouia accept the recommendations of the Commission and do everything we can to get the right of way." Councilmen and Chamber of Commerce Highway and Traffic committee members present voted to accept the Commission's recommendations regarding routing of the approach. Also present at yesterday's meeting were State Representatives L. H. Autry, Jimmie Edwards and E. C. (Gene) Fieeman. Mayor Jackson said this morning he is confident the Commission wil] hold open its offer to build the Highway 18 approach so long as it is apparent the city is working on it. Previously, the Commission had given the city deadlines on acquiring rights of way. Six Penalized In Traffic Cases Municipal Court collected a total of $195 in fines and bond forfeitures this morning on six charges of traffic violations . Paul Jones forfeited $30.75 bond on a charge of overloading while Lawrence Lockhart forfeited $19.75 bond on a charge of having no drivers license. William Tancil was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail on a charge of driving while intoxicated and Raymond Davis forfeited $19.75 "bond on a charge of Where Is It? Hunters would like to ae« % deer similar to the one shown on page one, but it wouldn't do them any good to shoot at this one — it's made of concrete, and stand* in front of the John Deere Implement Company on South Highway 61. failing to yield right of way. Wilson J. Osborne forfeited $1975 bond on a charge of failing toji stop at a stop sign while Vernon| White was fined $5 on a similaisL charge. Harrison High Students Attend Music Festival Thirty boys and girls from Harrison High School attended a statewide high school music festival held at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Friday and won "excellent" ratings in each division entered. Participation In the festival wa* on a non-competitive basis with scoring grade* based on quality of performance. Harrison students entered four divisions: choir, girls ensemble, and vocal and instrumental solos. INDOCHINA (Continued from Page 1) of napalm and strafed the Vietminh concentrations in the greatest aerial assault of the 7-year-old Indochina war. The Vietminh made six successive attacks on the fortress defenses but were thrown back each time and each time the French Union troops moved out in counterattacks. KMOWA- QOOD WATER HEATER? CALL YOUR PLUMBING CONTRACTOR or DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE Distributed in This Area by Midsouth Plumbing Supply Co. 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