The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 16, 1954
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Demos Will Fight Effort to Focus FHA Inquiry on Past WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic member Mid today they will fight any effort by the Senate Banking Committee to locus on housing swindles which may have taken place in the Truman administration while glossing over more recent irregularities. Chairman Capehart (R-Ind) said there was no such intent on the p«urt of tee committee, which plans to start public hearings Monday into reports of a multimillion-dollar •caudal. :Th«: three Democrats — Senators Douglas of Illinois, Lehman of New York and. Maybank of South Carolina—said that so far they had noted a lack of emphasis on ex- horbitant fees said to have been charged home owners for repairs financed with loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Officias have said these Irreguarities have continued virtually up until the present. investigation—also being carried on by at least three agencies of the executive branch—involves FHA- insured loans to build big apartment houses. The section of the act which authorized these loans expired in 1950. although some project* are said to be still under construction. The Internal Revenue Service announced late yesterday that 1,149 corporations got loans to build apartment, houses which cost less than" the amount of the loans, with the corporations pocketing the difference. One result in many cases has been to force up rents in those projects, because the rents are tied to the size of the loan. Capehart has said builders may have 'reaped a half-billion-dollar signed to stimulate apartment findfa under this program .de- buildings in the postwar years. Douglas said in an interview: "It's perfectly natural for the Re publicans to try and shift th blame to Harry Truman. We are certainly not going to try and cover up well-publicized abuses in apart ment construction atfer World War n. But we're not going to allow the Republicans to divert atteni-ion from the currently scandalous operations in the field of repair loans." Capehart said the question of partisan politics "hasn't entered my mind. There's no politics in this thing at all." He said in a separate interview the home-repair "r a c k e t" is "equally as bad if not worse" than the apartment-project swindle and that he intended to give it a complete airing. Lehman said through an aide he could not understand "why the apartment project program should be brought into the situation at this time," and he added: : "This was an emergency program to get rental housing quickly. Democrats exposed the excesses in this program. Tying it in with the home repair abuses seems to be a means of hooking the whole business up with the Truman administration." Maybank, senior Democrat on the Banking Committee, said Democrats had repeatedly warned of possible abuses in the apartment- project scandal and that he would not sit by and let the investigation turn on '"whipping a dead dog." HEADS LIONS—Joe G. Hornberger is the new president of the Manila Lions Club. He succeeds W. G. Fox. Other officers elected this week include B. A. McCann. first vice president; Burl Johnson, second vice president; L. G. Gammill, third vice president; William Borowsky, secretary- treasurer; the Rev. Lee Cate, Lion tamer: Guy Rubenstein, tail twister; and W. F. Horner and Glenn Horner, directors. EISENHOWER FROG TEAM—Partners tn a marine salvage team, Eleanor F. Champion, right, supposedly the first "frog lady." has her boy frittd, Richard Anderson, adjust the air hose on her suit They are both students at Boston University. (Continued from Page 1) rity or unity as a threat to the security of the United States." In such event, the President said, the United States would consult with he other North Atlantic Treaty lations. That promise obviously was deigned to allay French fears that a esurgence of German armed trength under EDC won't be permitted to threaten the security of 'ranee itself. It amounts to a U. S. guarantee that American troops won't, be pulled out of Europe after Germany is rearmed. As in the case of the North At- antic Treaty itself, the President's romise also applies to any aggres- ion by Russia. 6. The United States regards the ••forth Atlantic Treaty—now as at he time of its ratification—as a pact of "indefinite duration." On that point the President said: Contrary to Interests "The United States calls attention to the fact that for it to cease to be a party to the North Atlantic Treaty would appear quite contrary to our security interests when there is established on the continent of Europe the solid core of unity which the European Defense Community will provide." There have been some French demands for a treaty amendment saying specifically that the pact is of indefinite duration. Eisenhower said the essential elements of the U. S. position he outlined have been discussed with both Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress. .» He alluded to the principles he set forth and said: ' "The United States is confident that, with these principles in mind, the Western European nations con-, cerned will proceed promptly fur-' ther to develop the European Defense Community through ratification of the (EDC) treaty." In Washington, Sen/Saltonstall (R-Massi said the Eisenhower ad-' ministration should clear with Congress any new long-range commitments to keep U. S. troops in Europe. BLYTCIVILLB |I ^ HHHV _«MMBM^^M^^^^MM.^ Japan Fears Vast Pacific Contamination TOKYO !#—The Japan Fishery Board said today it feared that U. S. hydrogen bomb tests have contaminated the Pacific with radioactivity for 3,000 miles east and west of Bikini Atoll. It said Japanese fishing boats 2,200 miles southwest and 1,000 miles northeast of the Bikini Atoll test site had become radioactive. In all, 20 fishing boats including three whalers from the antarctic showed radioactivity, the board said. The government planned to send a survey boat out next month to check a 2,000-square-mile area outside the Bikini danger zone. A spokesman said the survey fears held by the Japanese people about fish being brought back from the south Pacific. Meanwhile, two areas on the main island of Honshu reported a fall of radioactive rain in the past few days. Prof. Yashshi Nis h i w a k i of Osaka University said Japan could expect more contaminated rainfalls and expressed fear that they would affect vegetables and livestock. "Continuation of the hydrogen bomb tests," he said, "could threaten all the food of the Japanese people." COimiBR WBWi FRIDAT APRIL 16, serv- First Easter Sunrise Services Set OSCEOLA—Easter sunrise ices will be conducted at Christian Church here beginning at 5 a.m. with both junior and senior choirs participating in the service. The Rev. O. D. Moore, pastor, will have as his sermon theme, "From the Garden of Eden to Calvary. 1 " Regular 11 a.m. services will feature Miss Jeanette Woodard, Murray State College, Ky.. soloist, and will include the church's cherub, junior and adult choirs. With The Court CIRCUIT— (Criminal)— City of Blytheville vs. W. C. Hughes, driving while intoxicated, appealed from municipal court. City of Blytheville vs. Lester Walton, failure to yield right of way appeal from Municipal Court. UN Rejects Complaint SEOUL (JP)—The U. N. Command today rejected a complaint by the Czech and Polish members of the armistice supervisory commission that the Allied command had interfered with their work. The U. N. Command termed the complaint an attempt to divert attention from its criticism of the commission for "repeated refusals to investigate Communist violations of the armistice." Plan faster Pageant Enoch Chapel AME Church will present an Easter pageant entitled "The Way of the Cross" at 4 p. m. Sunday at the church It will be open to the public, Rev. C. Franklin, pastor, said. Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, is the official residence of the governor- general of Canada. Golden Wedding MIDDLE TOWN. Ohio MV-Shelton J. Rose, 88, recently attended the 50th wedding aniversary of his daughter, Mrs. J. S. Riddell. She is 68. Livestock— NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. — (USDA) — Hogs e.500; active; 180 Ib up steady to 10 higher than yesterday's average: instances up more; lighter weights mostly steady but instances 25 higher: sows uneven, average about steady; run mostly choice 180-249 Ib 27.85-28.25: latter price paid rather freely; about 30 head mostly choice No. 1 28.35; most 240-270 Ib 27.10-28.00: small lot 270-300 Ib 26.60-27.25; 150-170 Ib 27.50-28.00; few to 28.25; sows 400 Ib down 25.00-50; heavier -sows 24.00-75: boars mostly 18,00-21.00. Cattle 600. calves 500; exception. ally active trading on small sup' ply of cattle at strong to unevenly higher prices; steers and heifers i largely commercial and good at J 17.00-20.00; very few reaching ! 22.00 and better in the choice , grade; utility and commercial (cows 12.00-14.00; canners and cut- j ters 9.50-12.00: bulls and vealers ! steady: utility and commercial I bulls 13.00-14.50; cutter bulls 11.00, 12.50; few prime vealers 26.00; jgood and choice 20.00-24.00: com: mercial and low good 14.00-19.00. BEAUTIFUL ViGNETT! 8x10 PORTRAIT ONLY SATURDAY ONLY April 17, 9 A. M. til 5 P. M. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY YOUR SFUCT/ON OF POSfS Limit—1 to a Person—2 Per Family $1.00 Extra for Drape or Groups FAUGHT STUDIO Hear Him Evangelist CLARENCE JOHNSON A man that God Has Raised Up For Your Observance PEOPLE CALL HIS MEETINGS THE MIRACLE MEETINGS. SIGNS - WONDERS - MIRACLES FOLLOW HIS MINISTRY BRING THE SICK - SEE THEM SET FREE BY THE POWER OF GOD. THIS IS AREVIVAL OF DELIVERANCE FOR BOTH SOUL AND BODY. Are tht Days of Miracles Over? Come and See. This is Your Opportunity, DON'T MISS IT! APRIL 16 THROUGH MAY 2 FULL GOSPEL TABERNACLE Lilly t Vint Phone 6212 M. 0. MABRY, Pastor !SL! H £. R £ CE FOR JET SUPREMACY-Th« wraps are off the nearly completed Boeing 707 jet transport, with which Boeing Aircraft expects to revolutionize air transportation. Engineers who designed th* 128-foot plan* expect it to fly at 550 miles per bour at an operational ceiling of 35,000 teet The military version will be used as • multipurpose tanker-trans- Pu 0rt m b commercial air^ner, « will be capable of transcontinental nonstop flights in less than 8ve hours, and nonstop New York-to-London flights in les? than seven hours. Construction schedules caU fox planes to roil off assembly lines in three years. NEW YORK (/P)—A new jet engine "brake," providing, action similar to that of reversible propellers used to slow up piston-powered planes, may make it possible for all types of jet aircraft to land at existing airports. The device was described yesterday by Joseph F. Sutten, an aerodynamics engineer with the Boeing Airplane Co., which developed it. The braking effect 'is produced by a cap over the tail pipe which directs the normally back-spurting jet stream forward. Apollo Choir to Sing On Philharmonic Hour The Apollo Boys Choir, which has appeared here twice in the past two years, wjll present Easter music on the New York Philharmonic Hour at 2 p.m. Sunday over Columbia Broadcasting System (WREC). Byron Moore, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Moore, 2506 West Rose, has been a member of the choir since June. The choir begins an appearance a-t The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., tonight. Beauty h Ageless READING, Pa. (/P)—Beauty parlor operators observed beauty week Lyndia Ann Thomas Services for Lyndia Ann Thomas two-year-old daughter of James and Imma Gene Thomas of Blytheville. were conducted this morning at Home Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. C. S. Sharkley. Burial was in Sandy Ridge Cem- etary with Home Funeral Home in charge. She died at her home yesterday after several weeks illness. She-is survived by her parents. by administering beauty treatment to women at the county home for the aged. Kiwonis Clubs Hold Tri-Division Meeting Here The Blytheville Kiwanis Club wai host last night to some 100 visiting Kwanilns of Division* Five, Six and 12 of the Missouri-Arkansai District at a tri-division spring conference in the Mirror Room of Hotel Noble. Principal speaker of the evening was C. J. (Cub) Chaffee of Springfield, Mo., governor of the Missouri- Arkansas District, who spoke on Kiwanis aims for 1954. A. E. CaldweU of Dell, lieutenant- governor of Division 12, served as master of ceremonies for the affair. Other special guests included Earl Collins, a past district governor from Cape Girardeau, Mo., and George Kirk, a past district governor from Sikeston, Mo. (Continued from Page 1-) Fort Worth, Tex., conducting the services. Sunday evening, National Christ Ambassador Day will be observed at a service when the young people of that church will,launch a "1-8 Crusade." Each child will carry a tract pack and distribute pamphlets concerning their denomination. Regular morning and evening services will be conducted at Calvery Baptist Church, Lake Street Methodist Church, the First Church of the Nazarene, Trinity Baptist Church and Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. Anthems will be presented by the choirs. Evangelist Carl Johnson of Sherridan, Wyo., is conducting a revival at Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Andrew Lee Mayo is directing a special young people's program Easter evening at,.the First Church of the Nazarene. Free public schools were established in New Haven, Conn., in 1642. ste or Easter ...conservative colors ...fresh styling FLORSHEIM Daytime Dark • Nylon Mesh Shoes Yes! There's a quiet air about these Fforsheim . warm-weather favorites—dark and quiet in appearance—airy and cool as only nylon mesh can ha; Just right for your bust&e«6-l»k« t*6te lor

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