The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1954 BLYTflEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Charges of Housing Abuses Disputed by Builders Group WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Assn. of Home Builders today disputed charges that the government is millions of dollars out of pocket or that too high rents have resulted from alleged widespread abuses under the government's loan-insurance program. The association's views were expressed by its president, R. G. Hughes, as the Senate Banking Committee turned to hear what industry spokesmen have to say about allegations that some apartment builders raked in huge and "unconscionable" profits by obtaining oversized government backed loans either through the dishonesty or inefficiency of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) officials. "The impression that the government has lost millions of dollars and that tenants have been charged excessive rents is, in my opinion, erroneous," Hughes said in prepared testimony. No Tax Fraud Evidence Yesterday, Commissioner T. Coleman Andrews of the Internal Revenue Service told the Senate-House Committee on Redup- tion of Nonessential Federal Expenditures that builders of 1,149 apartment projects under a now- defunct "middle income" housing program piled up 65 million dollars in excessive profits by the inflated loan guarantee device. Andrews said his agents so far have found no evidence of tax fraud. The Senate-House group is running a simultaneous probe of the housing scandals and its chairman, Sen. Byrd (D-Va), said yesterday that overvaluation of apartment housing projects had pushed rents in them up to 25 per cent higher than they would otherwise have been. Byrd termed these thousands of renters "the first losers." Hughes contended that FHA figures show "a surprisingly low percentage of defaults" on govern- ment-backed apartment construction loans. It was only when a builder^ defaulted on such a loan that the government had to make good.' But Hughes said official reports show that as of the end of last year. FHA had been called upon to fulfill its insurance contracts on only 267 out of 7.046 projects involved in the post-World War n program that died in 1950. He said "much damage" already has been done to the entire FHA program, even though the charges made cover less than 1 per cent of that- agency's mortgage insurance program. He urged the committee to "reassure the American people that the FHA is a sound financing institution, deserving of public confidence." REAPiNG WAR'S HARVEST—Armed with detecting devices, a group of ROK soldiers marches into a former battle area to clear the mines so they can plant rice. The clearing was made in preparation for the resettlement of an area north of the 38th parallel by symc TOO fnrri' ?? who fled when the Communists pushed southward. Thomas Loses GOP Primary By 7-1 Vote NEWARK, N. J. l*» -.»?P- w "- liam B. Widnall today hailed his Republican primary election victory over McCarthy booster J. Parnell Thomas as a vote of confidence in President Eisenhower rather than a test of McCarthyism. "It was not a true test of McCarthyism " said Widnall, who defeated Thomas by a 35,000 to 5,000 vote in the standout congressional contest of yesterday's primary election in New Jersey. "I think the results show that you need more than McCarthy as a platform on which to make a successful run," he said in a victory statement. He said he thought pro- McCarthy sentiment had fallen off recently. Thomas, who had served seven terms in Congress before he was jailed in 1949 for payroll padding, had campaigned as a "1,000 per cent" supporter of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis). Widnall indicated th* record Thomas carried into the election. rather than his support of McCarthy, hurt him at the polls in the state's mostly rural 7th District, traditionally Republican. "I campaigned as a supporter of President Eisenhower and I believe the vote reflects confidence in what he has been doing/' Widnall said. Prison Dope Ring Uncovered SAN QUENTIN, Calif. & — A| narcotics ring operating within the I walls of San Quentin Prison has j been uncovered and broken up. i Acting Warden Douglas Ring j said yesterday a cache of 400 mor- j phine tablets was found hidden in; the hospital surgery ward, three con- j victs have admitted complicity and- have been locked in solitary, and ' others are being questioned. Joiner PTA Meet* Joiner Parents-Teachers Association met on Wednesday with the president, Mrs. Robert Smith, in chiirge. Seventy one members were present. Mr. Chove Henry gave the president's message and Miss Mary Hutchens gave the devotional. Mrs. Mary Miller presented a talk, on polio innoculatkm trials which are to be conducted in the county in the near future. Students of Mrs. Harold Howerton, home economics teacher, conducted a fashion show, modeling the clothes tlH'y had made this school year. Officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. They are Mrs. Robert Smith, president; Mrs. E. M. Bell, vice president; Mrs. Hubert Seymour, secretary; and Mrs. J. H. Felts, treasurer. Mrs. Malcolm Ralph was chairman of the refreshment committee. Whitton PTA Meets The Whitton Parents-Teachers Association met Tuesday with 20 present. The devotional was given by Mrs. Bob Gamill. Mrs. Harper Gates, council president, spoke to them on polio in- nocuhuion trials, and discussed it Fire Does Little Damage to Huge Hangar GOP Patronage Group Named LITTLE ROCK (-P) — Patronage jobs doled out by the Eisenhower administration on a district and state basis will be subject to approval by six lifelong Republicans. Members of the patronage committee are A. L. Barber, chairman of the Republican State Committee; Mayor Pratt Remmel. Littl» Rock: Charles F. Cole, Batcsville: Charles R. Black, Corning: Ben Henley, Harrison; and Verne L. Tindall, Stuttgart. The State Committee has agreed to vest patronage screening and recommending powers in the six- man committee which was announced this week. EGLIN AIR FORCE, Fla. (/P) — i Fire inside the walls of the huge j climatic hangar here raged for sev- i eral hours late yesterday but caused ! only "comparatively minor damage." j The cause was not known. j The hangar is used to test planes; under varying weather conditions. For Children's Upset Stomach Get Mild, Good-tasting Rt!i«f With PERCY MEDICINI Congressional Baseball DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With two days of spring "training" behind them, the congressional base- tall teams play an exhibition game here tonight. The teams, getting ready for the annual congressional game at Washington June 15, will break camp Saturday. The Romans "Caledonia." called Scotland COSTLY SNEEZE RALEIGH, N. C. (#>)—A sneeze caused $200 damage to John A, Erwin's car, $500 damage to another auto, a bruised knee, and a traffic charge against him of failing to yield the right of way. Erwin toLd police he suddenly sneezed as he approached an intersection. His auto plowed into another car. The other motorist had a bruised knee. Ballet dancing is based on five staff" at the age of 80. DRUG STORES OPENS 6:30 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS 7:00 2 SHOWS EVERY NITEI RAIN or SHINE! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•• LAST TIMES TONIGHT BUCK NIGHT DOLLAR A CARLOAD DOUBLE FEATURE — BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE ROBERT NEWTON LINDA DARNELL-WILLIAM BENMX M-G-M! 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Plastic FEATURE DRUG VALUES! Bismadffie Digestive Powder 4fc Glycerin- Rosewater Glycerine Suppositories Infant or Adults. ALKA- Fortified SELTZER Antonine C Eff«rv**c*ftt witfc Qiiinin* AMUROL AHMONUTiD TOOTH POWKl Florida Gladiola Bulbs 60° MURINE Poi the «y«s. ft-ounc* . . ANEFRIN ARC QA Antihistomino plus 24 . . Oil *•*!. MENNEN ^^Mh^M IPwVPIVBvM After-thftvt lotion SAL HEPATIC* ialint lautivt with tht group. Tht clinic workers and committees were appointed. A doctor la to speak to the Whitton group on polio innooulation trial* on Apr. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Plans were made for the spaghetti supper to be held May 7. Officers elected were Mrs. 8am Rushing, president; Mrs. E. K. Wright, vice president: and Mrs. L. K. Minor, secretary and treasurer. Koterr Clwb M*ete The Joiner Rotary Club entertained their wives nnd guests on Thursday with Ladies night at the Drive-Inn at Joiner when 100 attended. The tables were decorated with spring flowers. The officers to be installed are Owen Sadler, president; J. W. Speck, vice president; Merle Benton, secretary and treasurer; and C. H. Lowrance. sergeant at arms. Bill Land rum. outgoing president, welcomed the guests. J. W .Speck acted as master of ceremonies, the Rev. E. E. Stevenson of Joiner gave the invocation. Pop Hodges and his Eensemble of Marked Tree presented a program. Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Aycock of Jonesboro were introduced. Mr. Aycock is the District Governor of Rotary. The principal speaker was Miss Imogens Warder, world traveler. She spoke on her travels through NOTICE My Office will be closed from Monday, April 19 through Thursday April 22. Dr. Milton E. Webb Optometrist' EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times the United States and a two and one-half year trip through Europe. WARNING ORDER No. 12,657 Myrtle M. Rogers Is warned to appear In the Chancery Court for the Chlcknsawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within 30 dayi next after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against her by 8. P. Rogers. Dated this flth day of April, 1954. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. 0. Marcus Evrard, Atty. for Pitt, Jesse Taylor, Atty. Ad Lltem. 4/7-14-21-M Relieves Muscular Pain NST StJoseph ASPIRIN III tAIUTS 1* 100 TABLETS 49*'r WED.. & THURS. Double Feature taM Co-Sttrrin| MICHAEL Hdps. -AND— JOHNWAYNE wmimx WARNERPHONIC SOUND Cartoon: "Sock A Doodle Doo" MOX -Thcotrc- On Wcit Main St. In Blyrhevill* Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. 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