The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 1, 1954
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THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Suspended FHA Official Refuses Questions About Girls and Fish Obituary Mrs. Scherer the driver of the truck? 6. Did Frost in December 1952 play in a poker game with several contractors and employes of the FHA? 7. Did Frost suggest to a Jerry Greisham, superintendent of a Wherry Housing Act project in New Mexico, that the two men gamble by matching coins and did Frost win $800? After Frost refused to answer that question, Sen. ?,laybank (D- SC). a member of the committee, asked whether the coin-matching was "on the up and up." He got no answer. Frost was dismissed from the stand. He had been with the FHA since 1934, except for several years in the Army during World War II and a period after that during which he recovered from leg wounds he said he got in the war. UNHAPPY FAREWELL—There will be two unhappy grandchildren in the Turkish "White House" when President Celal Bayar and his wife leave Ankara for their trip to the 0. S. later this month. The girls are the children of the president's daughter and Dr. Ahmet Gursby, a physician and' a member of parliament. To keep the children in good spirits, they have promised to bring back some real .American dungarees. The president and his wife will tour the U. S- for one month before returning to Turkey. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:30 quotation*) July 3355 3358 3350 Ocf 3394 3394 Dec vtch 3407 3426 3407 3429 3389 3400 3422 3352 3391 3405 3426 New Orleans Cotton uly 3360 3362 3352 Oct .... Dec VLch .... 3393 3402 3427 3393 3404 3430 3352 3388 3390 3401 3404 3426 3429 Chicago Soybeans uly .... 369 376% 369 375 ,ept .... 277% 2821/4 2773 /4 2801/2 <fov .... 258 260% 257% 258% an .... 2GO& 263y 4 260 & 262 Chicago Wheat uly .... 19514 195 1 /* 194 194% ept .... 19814 198'/2 197% 197% Wheel Breaks in Landing NEW YORK (£>)—The nose wheel of a National Airlines DCS plane collapsed during a landing at Idlewild Airport today, dropping the big plane's nose to the ground and tilting its tail high. Two of the 48 passengers were injured slightly. Ann Stehr Scherer, tin Scherer, who preceded her in death in 1944. They were married in 1899. She had made her home children and six great grandchildren. WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspended FHA official refused today to answer questions *^. ^ • about girlie parties and fishing trips to Mexico asked by senators probing scandals in the|| i //£5 * jQTVICGS government's housing programs. ! / The suggestion in the questions was that he had pressured contractors into putting" on the parties. Andrew Frost, suspended las Friday as assistant FHA directo for New Mexico, stood on his con stitutional right not to be a witnes: against himself. Frost was the second forme FHA official to invoke the fifth amendment in the Senate Banking Committee's inquiry 'into alleged housing irregularities. The firs was Clyde L. Powell, former assistant FHA commissioner, who it was disclosed this week, had £ long police record when he got his government job. Refusals Noted Here are some questions Frost refused to answer: 1. Did he, on March 31, 1953 ask a contractor engaged on a project built with government- backed loans ''that a party be given to you the night of the groundbreaking with girls fur nished by the contractor?" The project was the Holloman housing project. 2. Did he, at about the same time, attend a party at an Alama gordo, N.M., motel, at which three girls were supplied by a contractor at a cost of between $300 and $400? Was this cost charged to the construction job? 3. Did Frost, between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18, 1953, take a fishing trip to Chihuahua, Mexico, with a contractor doing business with the FHA? Were all expenses from Albuquerque, where Frost ' was based, to El Paso paid by the government on a voucher submitted by Frost and did the contractors pay the balance of the cost? 4. Did Frost take a similar fishing trip in January 1953 with the government paying travel expenses from New Mexico to Texas and a contractor picking up the tab from there on? Off to Mexico Committee Counsel William Simon said the trip was to Matzatlan, Mexico, with Harry Frank, described as an official in the Atlas Lime Corp., and other contractors. 5. Did Frost in 1950 get two truckloads of concrete blocks for his own house from the Superlite Corp., for which no payment was made, except a dollar or. two to Field Workers Appear Before Kiwanis Club William E. Scholes of Chicago, a representative of the National Council of Churches, yesterday explained to members of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club the spiritual and recreational program for Mexican Mrs. Mary Aim oienr <£»««, j migrant laborers in Mississiopi 79, died at her home in Blythe- County this falL viUe at 11:45 last night after an The ' program is being sponsored illnes of about three weeks. Born in New Hamburg, Mo-, she was the widow of the late John Mar- on a national level by the Council of Churches and locally by the Blytheville Council of Church Women. Mr. Scholes. who is here assisting with the organization of the in Blytheville 28 years. i program, told the Kiwanians that . Survivors .ancrnce three sons, Leon, !if m - workfirs ^ come C G. ana Clarence Scherer, a I 01. w the vari „ h fe r _ Blytheville; a brother, Dave Stehr,| tion Qf agriculture Drog ? a m Cape Gn-ardeau, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. would collapse / Lena Halter, St. Louis, three grand- . iQm . economy is dependent upon these people,'" he said as he urged the Kiwanians and other citizens Pallbearers are to include John Lenti, Herman Bombolaski, George Gish,' Bill Stexnac, Eddie Hagen and Joe Hamby. Services are to be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday -in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by the Rev. Amos Enderlin, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Rosary -will be said Friday- night at S o'clock Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. of Blytheville to cooperate with the program. Mrs. James W. Rainwater also spoke to the Kiwanians representing the Blytheville Council of Church Women. Guests ' at yesterday's meeting were Bob Kendrick, a visiting Ki- wanian from Osceola, anc Roy of Blytheville. (Continued from Page 1} lost. ''But in Piedras Negras," said J. R. Sandifer of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, •"nobody believed the warning. They wouldn't get out and those adobe houses plain disintegrated." Walker rubbed a palm over his Kidnap by Reds Charged FRANKFURT, Germany (G>) — The anti-Communist NTS organization reports one of its members has been kidnaped by Russian agents in the Soviet zone of Austria. Senator Critically III WASHINGTON (/P) — Sen. Hugh Butler (R-Neb) was reported in critical condition at Bethesda Naval Hospital today after apparently suffering a stroke last night at his home. Pageant Preparation NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. WV-Otoe Goff, who is raising a beard for the city's centennial pageant, is beating" the kidders to the punch by handing out cards that read: "I am growing this beard for the Nebraska City Centennial Pageant. "Yes, it's real! "You're right, it does bother me! "Right again, the wife does NOT like it! ''I know it iooks like hell, but I'm having fun." Chicago Corn July .... 159% 161 Sept .... 155J/4 155% 1581/2 153 & 158% !53 3 /4 New York Stocks (12:45 quotations) A T and T 166 5-8 Amer Tobacco 55 1-4 Anaconda Copper 38 Beth Steel 69 1-4 Chrysler 64 5-8 Coca-Cola 117 Gen Electric .• 45 3-4 Gen Motors '73 Montgomery Ward 66 1-2 N Y Central 21 1-4 Int Harvester 32 1-4 Republic Steel 58 Radio 30 Socony Vacuum 43 Studebaker 18 1-4 Standard of N J 85 3-8 Texas Corp Sears • 66 1-8 64 7-8 U S Steel 48 3-4 Sou Pac 41 7-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. Ufl — (USDA)—Hogs 5,500; fairly active: barrows and gilts 25-50 higher, mostly 25-35 higher; sows about steady; bulk choice 180-220 Ibs 24.50-25.00, mostly 24.75 up; moderate numbers 25.10; several lots choice No. 1 and 2. -uniform lots under 220 Ib 25.15-25; 240-270 lb 23.25-24.50; 150-170 Ib 23.25-24.25; sows 400 lb down 18.50-20.00; heavier sows 15.50-17.75: boars 10.0016.50. Cattle 2,000, calves 1,000; one load average and high choice medium weight steers 22.75; . small lots 23.00-50; few commercial and good 18.00-21.00; generally steady; moderate run heifers and mixed yearlings opening near steady but slow; commercial and good 16.0020.00; about 35 per cent of receipts cows, opening slow and steady; utility and commercial 9.50-12.00: canners and cutters 7.00-9.50; light shells 6.00; bulls steady; utility and commercial 13.00-14.50; canner and cutter bulls 9.00-12.00; vealers opening steady; lack of shipper support causing some weakness on commercial and good grades; few prime 21.00: .good and choice 15.00-20.00: commercial and low good 11.00-14.00: culls 7.00-9.00. Mrs. Burks Rites Scheduled For 3 p. m. Tomorro 1 Services for Mrs. Ida Burks, 75, widow of the late R. H. P. Burks of Blytheville, who died Tuesday following a stroke, will be conducted at 3 p.m.- tomorrow at Clear Lake Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold j Thompson, assisted by the Rev. Har- | baid head. old Ray and the Rev." Guy Whitney. ''^ou see that levee over there Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery with Holt Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. R. L. Ashby of Torrence, Calif., Mrs. J. C- Dungan. of Charleston, Miss., Mrs. W. D. Godwin of Bloomfield, Mo., and Mrs. Ira Dickson of Number Nine; two sons. Ed Burks of Scooba, Miss., Albert Burks of Blytheville; a sister, Mrs. Lennie Cannon of Blythevile; and two brothers, Sam and Jim Ashmore of Ripley. Tenn. Pallbearers INDOCHINA (Continued from Page 1) .being brought out, to Hanoi, were French civilians and families of Vietnamese soldiers fighting with French Union forces. France's new Premier. Pierre Mendes-France, has promised to win an armistice in Indochina by July ,20 or resign. Since he took office 10 days ago, fears have increased among Vietnamese allied with the French that France v/ould agree to a settlement at Geneva ceding all or most of northern Indochina to the Communist-commanded rebels. The United States has opposed strongly any such partition of the country. Gov. Tri termed the withdrawal "'unnecessary" and said. "The entire delta should be defended." "A decision to withdraw should be based on an agreement which has already been made between the French and Vietminh at Geneva," he declared. A French army spokesman emphatically denied the withdrawal was the result of any such agreement. He said it was "motivated entirely by defense needs in the northern and central parts of the delta which must be defended." New Arab, Israel Clash Breaks Out JERUSALEM. Israeli Sector (JP) — Firing broke out again for the sec- time in 24 hours today over the Arab-Israeli borderlines in this holy City. Both sides admitted casualties i and said they had asked U. N. ar- j ir.istice observers to check the aggression" they charged to the other. An Israeli army spokesman said that Jordanians posted on top of the old city walls overlooking Israel's sector of the city opened fire with rifles, machine guns and mortars at 5:30 a. m. One Jewish woman was killed and three other persons wounded, he [ said. Eight other persons were re- j ported wounded in the Jewish sec- jtion by firing which lasted for an hour last night. In Amman, the Jordan government charged that bombs from the Israeli section of Jerusalem fell near the British and American con- sultates. One Arab Legion soldier was wounded during the night, it said. Neutral reports said both sides used heavy mortars in the firing. — what is left of a levee? You see j how it starts at the river and curls j round the town, kind of like an j arm? They built that levee after a | big flood in 1932 and they put their faith in it. •''And it failed them." will be grandsons Dan and Glen Dungan, Bobby Ashby. Lehman and Reginald Godwin and Billy Baker. La rye Services Are Co&idycted Here Today Red China May Retaliate If Britain Joins Alliance i LONDON (3) —Moscow radio hinted today Red China may withdraw its offer to "normalize" diplomatic relations with Britain if the latter joins a .proposed Southeast Asia bloc against communism. Britain gave diplomatic recognition to the Peiping regime 4% years ago and has since had a charge d'affaires in Peiping. No similar Red China diplomat has been stationed here but the Communists announced two weeks ago they would open a diplomatic mission soon under a charge d'affaires. Funeral services for Steve A. Larue, 78., were to be conducted at. „ 2 p.m- today from Cobb Funeral j Vernon Boyd in Navy Home by the Rev. Otis Durham. Burial was scheduled for Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Larue was a native of Henderson, Tenn., but had made his home in the Blytheville area for the past 27 years. He died at 9 a.m. yesterday at his home near Gosnell after an illness of several weeks. . Survivors include his wife^' Mrs. Emma Larue: three sons. Vernest Larue, Herman Larue and George Larue, all of Blytheville; two daughters, Mrs. Eyslee Dunevant and Mrs. Victor Howard, both of Blytheville, and a brother, Sam Larue Finley, Tenn. Pallbearers included Charley. George, Fred White, Marvin White, birred. Vernon Griffith Boyd. Jr., a 1954 graduate of Blytheville High School, is now in the Navy and is stationed at San Diego, Calif. He left Blytheville Monday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Boyd, 2328 Carolyn. '7-Way Ticket 1 Okayed WASHINGTON (ff) — The House has approved a proposal to use government funds on one-way tickets for any resident of the United States desiring to live in Russia. Re-entry to this country would be Jimmy Rice, T. L- Lollar and Charley Logan. On BMC Honor Roll Miss Carolyn Lynch of Wilson has been named to the second Semester honor roll by Dean Walter F. 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