The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 13, 1954
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, AFWL 1«, 19W (ARK.) OOITOER NEWS TACT 1I1BM State Eclectic Board Halts Meeting After Newsmen Win Entry LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 13 (AP) — Newsmen were successful in getting a closed hearing by the Arkansas Electric Board opened to press and radio here yesterday, but the session didn't last long. The board, after being ordered by Pulask-i Chancellor Guy E. Williams to throw open the hearing on the right of a Corning. Ark., doctor to practice, quickly recessed the probe until the Arkansas Supreme Court reviews the chancellor's decision. And just as quickly, Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry told the board he would ask Pulaski Circuit Judge J. Mitchell Cockrill today to hold the six board members and their attorney in contempt of court for violating Cockrill's order that the hearing be held yesterday. Gentry contends that Dr. Jacob Sass Sehirmer's license as an eclectic physician was obtained by "fraud and deceit." Schirmer operates a cancer clinic at Corning. Order Modified Schirmer s " attorney, Q. Byrum Hurst of Hot Springs, said he would prove that Schirmer had received a valid Arkansas license after passing a state examination in 1920. Protesting newsmen. barred from yesterday morning's session, appealed to Williams who issued an order to the board to open the meeting. Williams later modified the order to say,that sessions of the board could be closed only when testimony concerns certain •"privileged" or non-public matters. The reporters based their contention that the board session should be open on an Arkansas law, which says that meetings of oMcial boards and commissions shall be open to the public except when "privileged matters, communications and information concerning individuals" are being considered. Williams said he believes that it is wrong for this board or any other to hold star chamber proceedings from which the press and public is excluded." Already Public The newsmen argued that the case already was a public matter and, therefore, was not privileged because it had been aired in ed because it had been aired in other Arkansas courts. Hurst countered that Schirmer is entitled to a closed hearing to "protect his reputation against possible harm." Gentry said he believed it would be illegal to hold the board hearing privately. During a period of about one hour when the hearing did proceed, Gentry and Hurst made their opening statements to the board. Autos Collide Here James Wagster of Blytheville and Herman Conn ell of Chaffee, Mo., were involved in a traffic mishap at Fifth and Chickasawba last night causing some damage to the Connell vehicle, according to police reports. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (11:3* quotation*) May 3406 3406 3403 3403 July 3423 3424 3421 3421 Oct 3376 3381 3375 3378 Dec 3376 3378 3374 3375 N«w Orleans Cotton May 3404 3405 3403 3404 July 3424 3424 3421 3421 Oct 3376 3381 3376 3377 Dec 3374 3377 3372 3376 Chicago Soybeans May .... 282 282^ 278 278 July .... 277 278% 274V 8 275V 2 Sept .... 283 y; 283% 281 281 Nov .... 258 25914 257 258 Chicago Wheat May .... 213 215% 213 213% July >... 212 214% 212% 213% Chicago Corn May .... 150% 151% 150& 151% July .... 151% 153 151% 152% New York Stocks (12:46 fB«tattawj A T and T 164 5-8 Amer Tobacco 61 1-2 Anaconda Copper 36 1-4 Beth Steel 60 1-4 Chrysler 62 5-8 Coca-Cola 152 5-8 Gen Electric 108 1-8 Gen Motors 69 1-4 Montgomery Ward 60 N Y Central 21 5-8 Int Harvester 30 3-4 Republic Steel 51 3-4 Radio 28 Socony Vacuum 40 3-4 Studebaker 18 7-8 Standard of N J 83 1-2 Texas Corp 68 7-8 Sears 61 3-8 U S Steel 44 5-8 Sou Pac 42 1-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. El., UP)— (USDA)—Hogs 9,000; slower than usual; barrows and gilts mostly steady with yesterday's average but top 10 lower and some 170 Ib down as much as 25 lower; sows fully steady; bulk choice 180240 Ib 27.25-75; 240-270 Ib 26.50-27.50, few 270-300 Ib 25.75-26.75; 150-170 Ib 27.00-50; few to 27.75; sows 400 Ib down 24.50-25.25; heavier sows 23.50-24.25; boars 17.50-21.00. Cattle 5,500, calves 1,500; opening active and strong on steers and heifers; few good and choice Six European Nations Sign Agreement PARIS (7P) — Six western European nations signed an agreemnt today outlining closer British association with the proposed European Defense Community they are trying to form. Details of the agreement were not announced, but it was believed to contain guarantees by Britain that she would stand by in Europe to help France balance rearmed West Germany when the EDC and its one-uniform army are formed. The French cabinet considered the British proposal yesterday. Premier Joseph Laniel said "a large majority" approved it France's Herve Alphand, current president signed the agreement along with representatives of the other prospective partners — West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Luxembourg. France has been seeking strong British guarantees as a prime condition for ratification of the EDC treaty by the balky French Assembly. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden is expected to announce the terms of the agreement in the House of Commons tomorrow. DEFENSE (Continued from Page 1) conference will lead to the restoration of peace in Indochina. We believe that the prospect of establishing a unity of defensive purpose throughout southeast Asia and in the Western Pacific will contribute to an honorable peace in Indochina." Youth Dies of Burns HELENA (/P) — An 11-year-old boy died at a hospital here this morning of burns he suffered when a five-gallon can of fuel exploded at his home in West Helena yesterday. Fireman said they weren't abte to determine the type of fuel that exploded and covered George Little, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Little. FIREMEN ARE VERSATILE HARRISON, Ark. OP)—It's all part of the day's work in the life of a firemen. First job — get a parakeet out of a tree. Next job — tell how to put a thermostat into an automobile. Next job — fix a zipper in a little boy's pants. steers 21.00-23.50; choice weighty heifers 22.50; cows made up about activ sale at strong to unevenly higher prices; utility and commercial largely 12.00-i4.00: few low utility dairy bred 11.50: canners and cutters 9.00-11.50, with strong cutters to 12.00: bulls and vealers steady: utility and commercial bulls 13.00-14.50; cutter bulls largely 11.00-12.50; good and choice vealers 21.00-25.00; few prime 27.00, commercial and low good vealers 15.00-20.00. Studebaker first in actual miles per gallon! Studebaker first in ton miles per gallon! Studebaker first of all cars with Overdrive! Studebaker first of all Automatic Drive cars! T HREE Studebakers make clean sweep in 20-car field representing 13 makes—all stock models! Studebaker gets most miles per gallon of all sixes and eights in the gruelling 3-day Mobilgas Economy Run of 1335 miles from Los Angeles to Sun Valley! A Studebaker Commander V-8 Land Cruiser with Overdrive captures the Grand Sweepstakes Award with amazing average of 60.84 ton miles per gallon—28.1 actual miles per gallon! A '54 Studebaker Champion with Overdrive made the best actual gas mileage of all cars in the Run—a sensational 29.57 miles to the gallon! A Studebaker Commander V-8 Land Cruiser with Automatic Drive topped all other "automatics" in the Run with 24.58 miles per gallon! You can buy America's No. 1 economy car—a 1954 Studebaker —Studebaker Automatic Drive or Overdrive is available at moderate extra cost in any model. See your nearby Studebaker dealer! STUDEBAKER COMMANDER V-8 LAND CRUISER WITH OVIRDRIVI WINNIR IN ITS ClASt WITH M.M TON Ml III MR «AUON STUDEBAKER COMMANDER V-8 LAND CRUISER WITH AUTOMATIC DRIVl WINNIR IN m CUM WITH TON MIIIS flR •AltON ACTUAL MILES Ptit GALLON STUDEBAKER CHAMPION WITH OVtRDRIVt WITH MJ1 TON Ml Lit MR OAllON Reuther Blasts Tax Revision WASHINGTON W — CIO President Walter Reuther said today the administration's tax revision bill actually is a tax reduction measure embracing "concessions tor corporations and wealthy stockholders." "It is a giveaway program for those groups in our economy who, at this particular point in time, need no tax relief." he declared in testimony prepared for the Senate Finance .Committee, holding hearings on the bill. Reuther urged the committee to amend the House-approved bill by making a 4 J / 2 -million-doUar general income tax cut this year, and an 8-billion reduction in 1955 and thereafter. At the same time, he said the two biggest revenue-losing prvi- sions in the bill should be eliminated. These are—a section to give tax relief to stockholders on their div- ident income, for an estimated revenue loss of 240 million dollars the first year and 814 million annually thereafter; and one to permit corporations to take faster depreciation allowances on their taxes for an estimated loss of 300 million the first year. If these two sections are knocked out and the income tax cut voted, Reuther said the economy would be well on its way toward our long range goal of expanding and improving the standard of living of the American people by maintaining' maximum production, employment and purchasing power." President Eisenhower and Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey have urged passage of the House bill as it is. French Block Vietminh Entry Into Laos SAIGON. Indochina i/n -~ The French command announced tonight that French and Laotian forces, exmmm; an enveloping movement. hud sealed off the Vietminh's main '•(^nnunic.'Uioiis route into south and central Laos. The operation, curded out in extreme secrecy during the past ton ci;iys. \vas accomplished without a fJKht. The communications route which the French and Laotians stopped 11 P '^ a narrow pass in the limestone hills of central Laos which • s Pills out to the north into the valley of Naphno. The Communist-led rebels had com rolled the pass from the eminence of high limestone peaks, for several months, but were caught by surprise by the French- Laotian pincer. HOUSING ATOMIC G/ Loan Situation Eases WASHINGTON (7P) — The Veterans Administration said today it detects signs th|t more mortgage money is becoming available for GI housing loans in many parts of the nation. AIRMEN HELP ON WASHDAY MARGATE, England UP)—In East Kent, which has more weather than it does climate, English housewives appreciate the fact that the U. S. Air Base at Hanston is so obliging. They phone the base's meteorological station before making washday plans. Sometimes they ask how warmly they should dress their children for school. Margate's sailing club frequently calls for information about winds and the height of waves in the Thames Estuary. The Airmen are happy to give the information, but sometimes they are puzzled. For instance, a man called recently and asked. "Will the wind be strong enough to night to blow down my TV Aerial." i Continued from Page 1) er's loiter mentioned McCarthy. Nor \V:LS there anything in Nichols' loiter to indicate who had more accusations about Oppen- hei.mer. Oppenheimer, now 49, acknowledged that in his younger years he had associated with Communists and contributed to some Communist causes. He added: Never Party Member "Because of these ... I might well have appeared at the time as quite close to the Communist party — perhaps even to some people as belonging to it. As I have said, some of its declared objectives seemed to be desirable. But 1 was never a member of the Communist party. I never accepted Communist dogma in theory; in fact, it, never made sense to me. I had no clearly formulated political views. I hated tyranny and repression and every form of dictatorial control of thought." The scientist, now director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, declared: "I have reviewed two decades of my life. I have recalled instances where I acted unwisely. What I have hoped was. not that I could wholly avoid error, but that I might learn from it. "What I have learned has, I think, made me more fit to serve my country." (Continued from Page M Cole snJd the nctivitie* of H of FHA's senior officials wlH b« held up to the light and he indicated he ox}HVt,s many of these to go. He made known too that he has withdrawn his acceptance of the resignation last week of Clyde L. Powell of St. Louis, assistant FHA conimisMouer for rental housing .since 1336. His resignation was to have taken effect Friday. Cole said he wanted Powell to stay until "it ran be determined whether he is personally responsible for what I d e e m very negligent operation. . . ." Powell had no immediate comment. He said he had been thinking of quitting since the first of the year because most of FHA's key policy job.s were being taken over by Republicans. PoweH is a Democrat. Shady Manipulation Detailing- allegedly shady manipulations in apartment project financing 1 , Cole said private promoters obtained FHA-insured mortgages for twice the value of their property. Then, said the housing chief, they would collapse their corporations and declare themselves "liquidating dividends"— thereby raking in sizable "windfalls."' Cole said probcrs have dug up 251 such in which the promoters' total take was "well over 75 million dollars." He said tms practice was "so (prevalent and widely known that it is inconceivable that responsible FHA officials could be unaware of it," He said criminal charges could be brought against the apartment house promoters, if evidence of collusion turned up. But if it was only a matter of the promoter outguessing the appraiser. he snid. no such legal action was possible. Turning to the reported abuses in the billion-dollar-a-ycar home repair field, he said some home owners have been charged double the value of work done under FHA- irusured loans. He said crwa ht&cre muny cases of slipshod performance and still others where salesmen promised "rebates" that never were paid. Gathings Urges Revival of RFC To Aid Business "Th« Reconstruction Finance Corporation should be re-established" to aid small businesses, Rep. E. C. (Took) Gathings stated m his weekly news letter which' pointed up Ui* short comings of the newly-established Small Business Administration. Congress itself may be responsible for this situation by not providing sufficient capital, he said. The new agency, in operation about six months, came 5 in for criticism for approving only 11.7 per cent of the applications for loans and he charged that loans are being denied to those businesses that show on their applications their net worth being double the amount of the loan sought. No comparative statistics for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation were given by Rep. Gathings nor was any comparative requirements of the two agencies mentioned. SEWER POLIO REDS RESTORE CHINESE SHRINES TOKYO l/P)—The famed "Gate of Heavenly Peace", built 537 years ago at Peiping- for grand ceremonies of emperors, has been redecorated and now serves as the rostrum for Mao Tze-tung, Red China's boss, when he views parades. The 530-year-old Imperial palace there has been turned by the communists into a museum. The hilltop su- (Oontinued from Page M co-ordlnator of the vaccine pro- j gram in the five Arkansas counties, told the Courier News yesterday that the anti-vaccine move there was "spotty and not organized." She quoted a national Better Business Bureau report of last week which said federal charges of sending libelous and defamatory matter through the mails have been filed against Polio Prevention, Inc. A few of the pamphlets also have been distributed in Ft. Smith, she said. miner palace, with temple of 6,000 Buckihas. where empress dowagers of the Ching dynasty, once held court, now is a tourist center, Pei- ping broadcasts boast. TERM NIX Bruce Terminix Company P. O. Box 1219 Memphis, Term. Phone 62-3531 (Continued from Paft M •tailing lateral! and joining tt* "backbone »yitem." Petition* art now being drawn up and circulated in an effort to set up the* districts, so money can be Mved by doing the work in aft thret section* at once. These petitions must be slgn«ft by owners of property that amounts to two-thirds of the total assessed valuation of each district. The City Council then will pass ordinances establishing these districts so bonds can be sold. • • • AN ORDINANCE calling for floating the $850,000 revenue bond issue and calling a special election on the matter has been introduced in City Council. Action on this ordinance is expected to be completed at the Council session next Tuesday night. These bonds would be callable; that is. they could be paid off before their m a t u r i t y dates should surplus funds be accumulated. The bonds would be retired with revenue received by the city from operation of the sewer system over a 80-year period. Should a sufficient surplus of revenue be accumulated, the city could either pay off some of these bonds before maturity date — thus saving on interest payments — or reduce the sewer charges which would provide this revenue. (Tomorrow: What You'll Pay) Durability of the new, improved engines is such that they need to be overhauled only half as often as formerly. Forfeits $19 Bond Harold Wiley forfeited bond of $19.75 in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of having no drivers license. Baseball Suits 1 Price Hubbard Hardware Knop Screen & Awning Co. Building Specialties 633 S. E. Parkway Dr. Phont 4233 Zephyr Aluminum & Redwood Awnings, Venetian Blinds, Aluminum Screens & Perma Shadt Aluminum Awnings. ENAMEL FOR INTERIORS For Both Walls and Woodwork $4.20 Per Gallon GIVES WALLS THAT "Luxury Look" One Coat Usually Covers • Self Sealing READY TO USE • EASY TO APPLY One Gallon Will Cover Average Size Room 24 Different Colors to Choose From It's Easy to Clean (You Can SCRUB It!) OF EXTRA CHARGE With Purchase of One Gallon Flaf Wall Enamel, you will receive this Reg. $1.75 Pan and Roller Absolutely FREE. Ark. Paint & Glass nc. for the COUREEH NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M RELIABLE— CAR SERVICE —DEPENDABLE Tire Repair Lubrication Road Service ) Washing Experienced Personnel To Serve You. I Battery Service Lion Oil Product* Cars and Trucks Called for and Delivered. All Vehicles Fully Insured While in Our Care. WILSON AUTO SERVICE Andy Moses, Mgr. Phone 2611 105 L MAW STREET PHONE 2272 Sharpened and Repaired Phont 2192 Remember also: ^£ L DIN G* Electric In our Shop or on the Job MACHINE WORK We are equipped to do may type or tlie job. BLACKSMITHING Tour plow point* receive prompt and expert F. L WICKER MACHINE SHOP 620 East Main St.

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