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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 29, 1954
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THURSDAY, 'APRIL 29, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THKJB1 Tighter Law On Home Loans Seen President Has Sought Liberal Plan WASHINGTON f AP) — Sen. Capeheart (R-Ind) predicted today the Senate Banking- Committee will "sharply tighten up" the program of government loans for home repairs rather than liberalize it as President Eisenhower asked. Capehart called a closed meeting 1 of the committee, which he heads, to chart the future course of an inquiry into irregularities in the housing program. Eisenhower has asked Congress to increase the top home repair and modernization loan that may be made under government insurance from the present $2,500 to $3,000, and to extend the repayment period from three to five years. "This committee is not likely to liberalize anything, and certainly not home repair loans," Capehart said in an interview. "Some members of the committee have indicated the need for this program may have passed. You can be sure that whatever legislation we write, from notv on no one is going to get a loan for a, burglar alarm system or a dog kennel or anything like that." FHA-insured home, repair loans are now running at a rate of two million dollars a year. The average loan is~"$500. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:3* quotations) Open High Low Close May 3455 3455 3450 3452 July 3440 3443 3436 3437 Oct 3394 3397 3390 3392 Dec 3390 3390 3387 3389 Ntw Orleans Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Open High Low Close 3450 3450 3450 3450 3442 3444 3437 3437 3394 3394 3394 3394 3388 3391 3388 3390 Chicago Soybeans May July Sept Nov 413 409 281 256 y-> 415 412 284 ^ 260 Chicago Whear May July 203'A 204% 2013-8 203 Chicago Corn May ... 152% 153% July ... 153 153% 410 407 V 4 280 256 & 201 V, 200% 152% 152% 411 407'/, 282 'A 258 2041/4 201 y 2 153 'A New York Stocks (12:45 «u*t*t!on»i N Y STOX— .................. A T and T .............. 167 3-4 Amer Tobacco ............ 62 3-4 Anaconda Copper ......... 35 Beth Steel ................ 63 5-8 Chrysler ................. 58 3-8 Coca-Cola ................ 121 3-4 Gen Electric .............. 122 5-8 Gen Motors .............. 69 5-8 Montgomery Ward ....... 59 7-8 N Y Central ............. 22 1-8 Int Harvester ............ 31 1-4 Republic Steel ........... 54 Radio ............ ....... 28 1-2 Socony Vacuum, .......... 45 1-8 OFF TO THE RACES—This new streamlined vehicle with a built-in side car should make motorcycle enthusiasts itchy to get out on the road. The driver sits where the motor is placed in a conventional model, top picture. Engine of the motorcycle is placed behind the driver's seat. The London, England, designer says the racing model, shown head-on in bottom picture, could be converted to general read use by adding a seat to accommodate the driver and two passengers sitting three abreast. Roosevelt Accused Of Scheming PASAl.KNA. Calif. US - Mrs. Jtmu-.s'u-U has accused her sT^n'.^ husuand of Political s • !!1 - :: ::> > Mr.Mi; JUT lor separate H!ai!i!«.>i!;,iKv. .she says he sought ,- publicity of u divorce ,. ; ninnniR tor Congress '. DIM net. .. R omt >iio. xvno aLso aU , mamtemuu-o, made harts in (he domestic \vstmiay when she Koasevelfs petition to seeks .M- her hut-, coni:.nv: answer,-,! McCarthy-Army Hearing Costly But No One Knows How Much wants H divorce separate maintenance, and he \MUH.S the court to rule out of evuirmv a lot tor. signed by him. admitting iuiulelities. He has since denied any indiscretions. Mrs. Roosevelt, and her counsel said his "scheme constitutes the ultimate in bad faith." "Apparently feeling that a divorce action would prove unpalatable to the voters." her statement said, '-he seized upon the following plan: he would ask in his complaint that he be permitted to live separate and apart from the defendant; that he would later claim lie was forced to ask for a divorce by reason of circumstances beyond I his control." I A hearing on the petition to amend Roosevelt's complaint, and on Mrs. Roosevelt's answers, is scheduled lor tomorrow. Roosevelt's attorney, Samuel B. Picone, | has offered to submit his case on the documents already filed. WASHINGTON The Mc- Studebaker 143-4 Unemployment (Continued from Page 1) 952 Arkansas claims were filed. For that same period a year ago 1,088 Arkansas claims were filed. This is a decrease of 136, or 12.5 per cent. For the same comparative periods out-of-state claims increased 43 per cent, from. 275 to 481. Thus, on a percentage basis, it would appear that loss of employment has been much greater in other states than it has been here. Most of the out-of-state claims filed here are for loss of work in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and California. The total initial claims filed here during the two comparative periods listed above show a slight increase due to the large jump in out-of- state claims. For the period ending March, 1954, the total was 1,433. The total for the previous period was 1,368. THE TREND of Arkansas claims filed during the two periods surveyed reveals the strong seasonal influence on employment here. The trend for both seven-month periods followed the same pattern closely, with the number of claims filed increasing steadily from October to a high point in January and beginning to taper off in February and March. This trend was apparent to some extent in out-of-state clairras, though not nearly so distinctive. In only one month of the two comparative periods was there any great difference in the number of Arkansas claims filed. That was in December. During that month in 1952, 217 claims were filed, while in December, 1953, the number was reduced to 125. The actual number of claims paid through the office here totaled 1,252 during March, 1954, with the average compensation p a"y m e n t ranging between $16 and $17 per week. (The number of paid claims is much smaller than initial claims because the latter constitute all claims filed and employment is found for some while others are disallowed for various reasons. The average length of payment to claimants on a statewide basis is about seven to eight weeks. In Mississippi County the average length of payments is somewhat less because of the seasonal industries and partial claimants. Picnickers Stranded TOKYO UP)— Millions of Japanese who planned picnics to celebrate the Emperor'c 53rd birthday today were stranded at home or in the country when employes of 37 railroads struck for 24 hours. * The sugar in honey is largely levulose, also called fructose, sweetest of the sugars. Standard of N J .......... 88 3-8 Texas Corp ............... 70 3-4 Sears .................... 63 5-8 U S Steel ................. 46 3-4 Sou Pac ................ .. 42 1-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. Iffl — (USDA)—Hogs 9,500; barrows and gilts 75-85 lower, spots more; trade moderately active at decline; sows 50-1.25 lower; heavies off most; boars 50-1.00 lower; 180-230 Ib one price 27.00; several hundred hogs 27.10; 100 head 27.25; 240-280 Ib 26.25-85; 270-300 Ib 25.0026.00: load 309 Ib 24.50; 150-170 Ib 26.50-27.00; sows 40 Ib down 22.7523.75; heavier sows 20.50-22.25; boars 17.00-20.50. Cattle 2,000, calves 800; early sales steers and heifers steady; yearlings rather slow; cows, bulls and vealers steady; good to. choice steers 20.00-25; few commercial and low good 18.00-20.00; small lots good heifers and mixed yearlings 19.00-21.00; few commercial and low good 16.50-19.00; utility and commercial 12.50-14.50; few at 15.00: canner and cutter cows 9.0012.50; thin kinds 8.00 .and below; utility and commercial bulls 13.5015.00: cutter bulls 12.00-13.00; good and choice vealers 18.00-22.00; few prime 24.00; commercial and low good vealers 13.00-17.00. Carthy-Army hearings are costing hundreds of dollars a day, but what the total bill will be no one professes to know. For one thing, no one knows just how long they'll last. Sen. Mundt (R-SD), presiding over the hearings as acting chairman of the Senate investigations subcommittee, was asked for an estimate of the cost. "I haven't the foggiest idea," he said. However, he said the subcommittee had only three expenses — the salaries of its special five-man staff, the cost of the official transcript of the testimony and the of witnesses from ELECTION (Continued from Page 1) boro, and Hub Methvin of Truman. H. G. Partlow of Blytheville, the present prosecutor, is seeking election as circuit judge to replace retiring Judge Zal B. Harrison of Blytheville. Mr. Partlow is unopposed for the post. Mississippi county's other three state representatives are unopposed. They are Reps. Jimmie Edwards of Blytheville, Kenneth Slucer of Joiner and L. H. -Autry of Burdette. The state senator from this county, J. Lee Bearden of Leachville, has two more years left to his current term. Other unopposed county officials, all "seeking re-election include Treasurer Frank Whitworth, Judge Philip Deer. Coroner E. M. Holt, County nerk Elizabeth Blythe Parker, Circuit Clerk Geraldine Liston, Sheriff William Berryman, Assessor Herbert Shippen and Surveyor W. D. Cobb. Numerous justices of the peace and constables are seeking re-election. All except Mr. Lindsey are unopposed. Money Abandoned SCARAMENTO, Calif. <7P)— Could you forget a $35,000 bank balance? A San Diego woman abandoned that amount in a Los Angeles' bank more than five years ago. Underd the law money, with 129 other "dead" accounts totaling $319,000, was foreited to the State. From where I sit... Ay Joe Marsh City Hall Out for Clean Sweep Seems Spring has made the boys at City Hall sit up and look •round a bit And they didn't like what they saw. Thought the town kx>ked kind of littered. The Mayor called for us to get busy on a Spring clean-up. He launched the campaign with an invitation to name the most untidy place in town. The vote wa« unanimous—for City Hall! "Guess we should've taken a look here first," says Mayor Thomas. "But, between scrub- bruih arid paint brush, we're go- ing to make City Hall as spankin* clean as the day it opened." From where I sit, the Mayor— and the rest of the town — could take a cue from some of our local businessmen. Take Andy who runs the Garden Tavern, for instance. He co-operates with tht Self-Regulation program of the Brewing Industry by keeping his place spick-and-span all tht time —the year around. It's clean-up time all the time at Andy's place! transportation out of town. He did not include the salaries of the seven subcommittee members and of the principals to the dispute— Army officials and Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Special Counsel Ray H. Jenkins and members of his staff are being-paid at a rate of about $225 a week each. This adds up to a weekly payroll of about 81,125 — for however many weeks the probe continues. Roughly 13.800 words of testimony are going into the record daily, or about 185 pages a day Reber was the first witness called by the Army. At the Pentagon, officials.said the cost of flying him from Western Germany to Washington was $433, and that this was being charged to the Army. Joseph N. Welch of Boston, special counsel retained by the Army for the probe, announced when he took the job that he and his two assistants would serve without pay. He said he had no idea that the Army's expenses for the investigation would be. Nor would Pentagon officials hazard an estimate. 240 words to the page. For the number of copies of the transcript it receives, the subcommittee pays $1.07 a page. Thus, this expense adds up to slightly under $200 a day. Mundt said he had not received any bills from witnesses subpoenaed from out of town and so could not estimate now what this expense would amount to. He did say, however, that the Army was paying the expenses of its o\vn witnesses so far as he knew. He said he specifically arranged with the Army subcommittee would charged with the expense of bringing Maj. Gen. Miles Reber back from Germany. Vith the Courts CIRCUIT— (Civil)—Morris Simpson vs. Jack Marsh, d/b/a ABC Cab Co.; and Irby Appleton, $800 automobile accident damages. mi^ht be moving- in that direct ion." He added he \vos afraid that unfair suspensions would take place. If there were any doubt about employes. Stevens said, he wanted them out. but he said he emphasized that he wanted the security program conducted in a fair way and not just on the basis of "Meager or almost non-existent information. The secretary said that, with that background in mind, he might have talked with Adams and had him call Lawton, but he reiterated that he did not recall such a conversation. Stevens testified that between January and March of this year, Killed were Leroy Edwards, 29: | the Army had "weeded out" 170 his sons, Leroy Jr.. 7. and Larry, j individuals as security risks where 4; and William Robert McJunkins . there has been a "loyalty connota- Jr.. 20. jtion." Billy Grain, reportedly driver of Lightening Kills 4inS. Carolina GREENVILLE, S. C. UPI — Lightning killed a father, his two small sons and a neighbor in a mountain rural section near here yesterday. The bolt hit a tractor, around which six persons .were grouped. The other two escaped serious injury. MCCARTHY (Continued from Page 1) done so rapidly that people would be suspended without sufficient evidence to support the action. And, Stevens said, he told Back he was "apprehensive that Gen. the tractor, was treated and dis- The secretary gave this as "tangible evidence" of the Army's CLINIC charged at a hospital here. Roy { activity against Communist 'in- Lewis Simmons, 20, was hospital- fluence or infiltration. It was in reply to an inquiry by Sen. Dirksen (R-I11). Stevens, obviously weary after five and a half days of questioning, declined a suggestion by Sen. McClellan (D-Arki to rest from the "strain of this ordeal." Welch said the secretary would proceed but he also asked "some assurance" from Sen. McCarthy that there would be no "prolonged examination" when McCarthy's turn came. McCarthy replied it was "impossible to say" and "frankly, I don't know." Flareup Each senator is limited to 10 minutes of examination at one time, but there is no limit on the number of times each may have. When McCarthy's turn came, there was a flare-up from Stevens at one point. The secretary said he "objected violently" to an implication by McCarthy that McCarthy's investigation of alleged sub- Collide at Intersection Bob Robertson and Woodrow Wren were engaged in a traffic accident at Twentieth and Sycamore yesterday afternoon causing some damage to both vehicles. Costs to Go Crazy BRUNSWICK, Ga. (JP)—It costs $30 to go crazy in Glynn County. Worried by the drain on county funds from an increasing number of insanity cases, the County Commission set the fee. (Continued from Page 1) limits brought dogs to be innocu- lated. The cost of the innoculntion is $1.50 and the city tag costs SI. Because the clinic is .sponsored by a civic organization the veterinarians are able to reduce their innoculation fee from the regular $2 price. No dog catcher is in sight for Blytheville thus far. according to Police Chief John Foster. Several people have inquired about the job but none have taken it, he said. Most of the people asking about the job do not have a truck, he said. The proposition made by the city is to pay the dog-catcher $1 per dog caught and placed in the pound with the catcher furnishing his own means of conveyance. The city has a steel cage that can be fitted into the back of a pick-up truck for use by the catcher, Chief Foster said. Al! Sizes Budor Porch Shades 3 FT. to 12 FT. Hubbard & Son FURNITURE Copyright, 1954, United Swtt Brtwen Foundation AUCTION SALE One of the finest stocks of antiques I have ever offered the public. Furniture, ornaments, oil paintings, Oriental rugs, chandeliers, lamps, brass andirons, fenders, china, silver, mirrors and pictures. So many things, you must fret a complete list to see the vast amount of antiques you will have a chance to buy, at the Woman's Building at the Fair Grounds. May 3rd, 4th and 5th Open For Inspection Sunday, May 2nd From 1=00 p. m. to 5:00 p. .m Lunches served daily Phone or Write COLONEL SAM PLOUGH 109 Monroe Avenue Memphis, Tenn. P. S. The Colonel will five a nice Attendance Prize at each sale. AND AWAY I GO—Seated ait the controls o* his junkmobilc, Robert Dupuis, of Lebanon, N. flL» points out the contraption's feature to some of his classmates. He assembled the vehicle from five old bicycle frames, three bicycle wheels, a washing-machine motor and a kitchen chair. homemade car runs. Good Business Prospects Seen WASHINGTON W — Business activity this year will be "good by any standards except possibly 1953," Clem D. Johnston, new president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, predicted today. Johnston, a 57-year-old Roanoke, Va.. warehouseman and cattle raiser, was chosen to head the organization representing 1.100,000 businessmen at the close of its version at Ft. Monmouth would have had no success if Lawton had not been commander there, "Thank God he (Lawton) had guts." McCarthy had declared. Stevens retored that McCarthy knew he (Stevens) gave "complete support" to the Monmouth investigation and "something would have been done" regardless of whether Lawton or someone else was commanding the post. McCarthy also sought to question Stevens .about the cases of 33 Monmouth employes who, McCarthy said, were suspended by the First Army on security charges but reinstated by the Pentagon— before Stevens took office. Mundt upheld an objection by Jenkins that Stevens should not be questioned about events before he took office. Jenkins termed the questioning "wholly irrelevant." McCarthy put a long question in which he suggested that Stevens apparently did not feel radar workers at Ft. Monmouth should lose their jobs because of association with Communists. When Stevens protested that the question was too long for him to answer, McCarthy withdrew it. McCarthy said a geoeral who was promoted at the time Lawton was passed over had refused to suspend one of the men at Ft. Monmouth who later was suspended bv Lawton. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 PIGS WITH APPEAL! Ole Hickory Inn 707 W. Chickasawbm Wfcy accept less than the b«»* and workmanship. Just Say "Charge K". CRYSTALS FITTED Wktt* wftit IIH I i 11' I Mtii 42nd annual meeting" last night. There are siuns, he told newsmen, that, a reversal of the nine- mouth business decline "probably has already taken place," even though official statistics may not yet have caught up with it. 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