The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 19, 1954
Page 10
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ELYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS MONDAY. JULY 19, 1954 Senators Told Of Million Dollar Housing Profit Four Builders Cleared That Amount On Military Project WASHINGTN (ffl — Senate investigators heard today that four builder-owners of an Ohio military housing project cleared nearly a million dollars on the housing program but have delayed final distribution of their profit to await tax decisions by the Internal Revenue Service. The four were listed as David Muss of New York City, Link Cowan of Shawnee, Okla., both of whom testified before the Senate banking committee which is investigating housing irregularities, and Clint Mirchison Jr., son of the Texas oil millionaire and Norman K. - Winston of New York. Muss said the four stockholders wfeo owned the Page Manor Management Corp., sponsor of a 2,000- unit project for Wright-Patterson Field, airmen and their families, profited by $908,000 in "loans" from the difference between the amount of mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration and the estimated construction costs. The airfield is situated near Dayton. Ohio. The committee, headed by Sen. Capfiiart (R-Ind), turned today for the^ first time to an exploration oi the'1950 military housing law, also known as the Wherry act. Still in effect, the act works in much the same way as the post war apartment project program whifeb, Capehart estimates, reaped up to half a billion dollars in "windfall" profits for builders whose FHA-insured loans exceed«d construction costs. Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton (11:30 «notatioaa) Oct 3422 3429 3420 Dec 3442 3449 3440 Mch 3461 3474 3460 May 3470 3485 3467 Ntw Orleans Cotton Oct 3417 3427 3417 Dec 3438 3449 3438 Mch 3458 3476 3458 May 3470 3487 3470 3427 3449 3474 3485 3426 3449 3476 3485 Chicago Soybean! July .... 403 406% 403 Sept .... 309Viz 309V 2 306 Nov .... 283% 2833/4 278 Jan .... 287 287% 283 Chicago Wheat July Sept 2,09 209% 210% 212 £ Chicago Corn July .... 160% 165 Sept .... 156% 164 Y s 208% 210% 160 156% 406% 309 V 4 283% 2873/s 208'/ 8 211% 1621/4 161% New AF Reserve tun for Area Is Planned Organization for a new Air Force Specialized Training Program for Northeast Arkansas, in which qualified reservists will be offered pay periods for the first time, is scheduled for Wednesday. The organization meeting will be held at 9855th. Air Reserve Squadron Headquarters in the Federal Office Building in Jonesboro at 8 p. m. Wednesday. Included in this squadron are reserve flights located at Blytheville, Newport and Batesville. The specialized training program offers 24 pay periods per year in the grade or rank in which the reservists qualifies, plus 15 days active duty each year in this specialty. Lt. Col. Wendell M. Phillips, commanding officer of the Blytheville Flight, said men with qualifications for reserve status but not affiliated with any active organization can contact him at. 214 North Franklin concerning organization of this program. Now York Stocks (11:45 4«oUtioiMO A T and T 171 1-8 Amer Tobacco 56 1-4 Anaconda Copper 38 3-4 Beth Steel 70 3-4 Chrysler 62 1-2 Coca-Cola lie Gen Electric 43 7-8 Gen Motors 80 1-8 Montgomery Ward 68 N Y Central 22 1-4 Int Harvester 32 1-2 Republic Steel 59 3-4 Radio 32 3-8 Socony Vacuum 41 1-2 Studebaker is Standard of N J 85 3-4 Texas Corp 65 1-2 Sears 66 1-8 17 S Steel 52 3-; Sou Pac 44 GETTING READY — An Air Force plane crew member is shown above as he attaches a JATO bottle to one side of the plane before the SA-16 Grumman amphibian demonstrated a jet-assisted short field take-off. The bottle and carnage is swung outside of the plane parallel with the fuselage for the take off. (See pictures on Page 1.) (Courier News Photo) Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, m. Uft— (USDA)—Hogs 9,500: moderately active: weights under 230 Ib 15-25 lower than Friday's average; extreme top 50 off; weights over 230 Ib and sows little changed; choice 190-230 Ib 23.25-50: latter paid freely mostly for weights over 200 Ib; 240-270 Ib 22.00-23.25: 325 Ib butchers 20.00; load 395 Ib 17.50; 170-180 Ib 22.5023.35: 150-170 Ib 20.50-22.50; few at 22.75: 120-140 Ib 17.50-19.75: sows 400 Ib down 16.5018.75; choice light weights to 19.00; heavier sows 13.25-15.75; boars 9.50-16.00. Cattle 9.500; calves 2.200: opening slow; some high good and choice steers and butcher year- lings'steady at 21.00-23.25; restricted inquiry for lower grades; cows also slow; some opening deals about steady;... utility and commercial cows S.aOrll.SO ;canners and cutters 6.50-8.50; vealers steady; sorting a little deeper on lower grades; good and choice vealers 14.00-19.00; high choice and prime 20.00-21.00; commercial and low good 10.00-13.00; culls 7.00-8.00. Missco Members To Attend PTA Workshop Aug. 2 JOINER—Members of Parent Teachers Associations in Mississippi County will attend a parent education workshop at Arkansas State College in Jonesboro Aug. 2-3. This workshop, part of the expanded program on parent education being conducted by the Ark- Associations, will include PTA Districts 3, 4, 5 and 8. Mrs. H. L. Oates. county PTA president, said delegates will be 'sought from among the presidents and parent education chairmen of each PTA group. This workshop will be one of five to be conducted at colleges centrally located for the various PTA districts. The programs at ASC will be under the direction of Mrs. J. R. Sink, state PTA president, and Mrs. L. A. Galloway, chairman of the planning committee. MCCARTHY The Mississippi River basin contains 582,000 farmers and ranchers AND THE ROOF CAME TUMBLING DOWN-The 600,000- pound concrete root of the new Sierra High School in San Mateo, Calif., is shown being hoisted into position by powerful jacks mounted on supporting poles. To save time, the slab was poured on the ground and lifted into place. Moments later, the roof swayed and crashed to the ground injuring seven workers. Officials dril] through 10-inch slab, bottom, to make sure no one is trapped beneath it (Continued from Page 1) for Senate action tomorrow hits squarely at McCarthy's conduct as chairman of the investigating group. Without specifying what his conduct is, the one-sentence resolution says it "is unbecoming a member of the tJ.S. Senate to act contrary to senatorial traditions, and tends to bring the Senate into disrepute, ana such conduct is hereby condemned." However. Flanders mentioned details of McCarthy's actions as subcommittee chairman only briefly m his prepared speech. Instead, the Vermont Republican outlined what, he said were "patterns of a most disturbing sort" into which he fitted McCarthy. "One of the aspects of the time of troubles for our country is that, willy nilly, our country exercises the leadership of the world during this period of crisis," Flanders said. "This is the frame. What picture shall we put within it? "We put within it a picture ot confusion in leadership to which the senator from Wisconsin has made a major contribution." CONFERENCE (Continued from Page 1) en'~e sessions yesterday of the 12 weeks of negotiations here. Caiied for insistently by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov over the objections of Britain and France, the nine-pario session lasted only a little more than an hour and provided no new developments. Molotov opned the general session yesterday with a. summary of the proposals before the conference. He expressed belief that agreement could be reachd 'with £ooci will on all sides." TJ. S. Won't Impose Views But after that opening, only Vietnamese Foreign Minister Tran Van Do and U. S. Under Secretary of State Walter BedelJ Smith asked to speak. Neither Red Chinese Premier Chou En-lai nor V'.etminh Foreign Minister Pham Van Dong had anything -o ,-ay. After Do a'nd Smith were neard, tae session broke up for tea and did not le'ume. bmith in his crief speech said the United States was willing to assist in re«.chin?r a just settlement of the war but would not impose its views on any of 'joe belligerents, whom he described as the principal interested parties. He said if the conference produced a cease-fire agreement which the United States could respect, it was prepared to issue a Obituary Rites Conducted Here Today for Mrs. R. B. Caudle Services for Mrs. Mattie Ellen Caudle, 60, who died at Chickasawba Hospital Saturday morning following an illness of about one month, were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the First Baptist Church by the Rev. W. H. Cook. Mrs. Caudle, who was born in Atwood, Tenn., had made her home here since 1&33. Survivors include her husband. Robert B. Caudle; one daughter, Mrs. Preston Alley of Sikeston, Mo., one son, Ralph Caudle of Blytheville: and a sister, Mrs. Mary Haywood of Atwood; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be E. L. Crouch, Jack Ozment, Fred Stevenson, N. W. Kyle, O. D. Buffington and Jim Peterson. Burial was to be in Elmwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. kites Held tor Infant Graveside services for Paul Lite, Jr.. one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lite of Etowah, were conducted yesterday morning at Garden Point Cemetery near here. The child died at Walls Hospital Saturday afternoon. Survivors include the parents, and a brother and sister, all of Etowah. Serum Rushed To Flood Area VIENNA. Austria (&)—- The U. S. Army rushed typhoid serum for 10,000 persons to flood areas in Austria over the weekend after an appeal for assistance. Escorted by military police, a U.S. counsulate car drove the vaccine from the 109th U.S. Field Hospital at Salzburg to waiting Austrian officials in the area of last week's overflow by the Danune and its tributaries. First Usage The tank, an engine of war, first was used Sept. 15, 1916, by the British on the Somme during World War I. It subsequently was adopted by the French, United States and German armies. declaration emphasizing that it would regard any revival of aggression "with grave concern." Do voiced again the Vietnamese government's opposition to the partition of his country now being studied by the French and Communist delegations. He asked for U. N. supervision of the whole country, a proposal the Communists already have rejected. The Vietnamese opposition to partition was underlined in Saigon yesterday by a parade of 10,000 to 12,000 natives parading in protest gainst any split in their country. Fort Smith Man New State Amvet Head FORT SMITH. Ark. <;P.I—Jim Burkett of Fort Smith is the new commander of the Arkansas Amvets. Burkett wa.s elected yesterday at the final session of the two-day state convention here. Roy Burgess of Kensett, Ark., is first vice commander; Howard Evans of El.Dorado, Ark., second vice commander; Elmer Morris of Fort Smith, third vice commander, and George Van Hook of Little Rock, fourth vice commander. Oldest Building: Oldest government building in the United States is the Palace of he Governors, Santa Fe, N. M. Now a museum, it was built by the Spaniards in 1610 as the capitol of New Mexico. Senator John L Mc'lellan Will Speak to Arkansas' Farmers STATEWIDE RADIO NETWORK TUES, JULY 20 at 6:30 a. m. Senator McCIellan will discuss the Soil Conservation program, the 90% parity for basic agricultural products, increased funds for Agricultural Research and Extension, Emergency drouth relief and other timely subjects. JOHN L.McCLELLAN —Political Advt. Paid by Pat Henderson, Campaign Manager It Happened To Me... When I first heard about A. A.» it seemed miraculous that anyone who had really been an uncontrolled drinker could ever achieve and maintain the kind of soberity that older A. A. members talked about. I was inclined to think that mine was a special kind of drinking, that my experiences had been "different", that A. A. might work for others but it could do nothing for me. I reasoned that A. A. might be fine for the Skid Row drunks but that I might probably handle the problem by myself. My experience in A. A. has taught me two important things. First, that the basic problems confronting the alcoholic are the same whether he is panhandling for the price of a short beer of holding down an executive position in a big corporation. Secondly, I now appreciate that A. A. works for almost any alcoholic who honestly wants it to work, no matter what his background or his particular drinking pattern may have been. Now that I am in A. A., I have a new outlook on soberity. I enjoy a sense of release, a feeling of freedom from even the desire to drink. Since I cannot expect to drink normally at any time in the future, I concentrated on living a full life without alcohol TODAY. There is not a thing I can do about yesterday and tomorrow never comes. Even the "worst" drunk can go 24 hours without a drink. If it works for me—it'll work for anvone. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blythtvillt, Arkansas Anyont Interested Invited to Our Meetings Open Meetings 8'00 p. m, Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. E. Main Street — Blytheville, Ark. i _ State Gets Little Relief From Heat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain and overcast skies gave Ar- ;ansas some slight but welcome •elief yesterday and today from the earing heat of the past few weeks. But Sunday, the state's dry forests sufered the worst destruction in >everal months, according to State ^orester Fred Lang. Lang reported 48 fires burned over 855 acres of orest land. He said yesterday's fire oss was the first since last March, ,nd topped the total acreage de- troyed during all of June 7-14. But is was raining again today in Pine Bluff, where rain and high winds yesterday did an estimated 25,000 damage. Conway topped the list of hot pots yesterday with a high of 112. Bald Knob reported 110 and Arkadelphia and Fort Smith each had 09. Seven points reported 108-Walnut idge, Clarksville, Fayetteville, Ma- ern, Warren, Batesville, and Dernott. The nation's middle and south- rn areas, already crisp from 12 ays of roasting with little letup, weathered familiar oven temperatures again today, and things were etting warmer in the East. There was a breath of cooler air n the Great Lakes region. But the mercury remained above 100 degrees over much of the plains, the Midwest, and the interior Southwest areas. The toll of the extended heat wave, which had only a brief respite, had reached 237 lives yester- dav. Cherry Denies State Employes Solicited LITTLE ROCK (£>)—Gov. Cherry yesterday denied a charge by one of his opponents that state employ- es are being solicited for financial contributions to his campaign for a second term. Orval Faubus of Huntsville. one of three Cherry opponents, declared that statehouse workers were given tickets to a SlO-a-plate Cherry breakfast and told "not to return the tickets, only the money." Cherry said any employes who purchased the breakfast tickets did so voluntarily. Rotary Hospital Group Elects Hays Sullivan Hays Sullivan of Burdette was elected a vice president of the Tri- State Association for Cripples at the annual meeting of that organization in Memphis yesterday. The association is a fund-raising branch of Rotary which supports the hospital for Crippled Adults in Memphis. R. S. Bobo, Sr.. of Clarksdale, Miss., was elected 1954-55 president of the association to succeed Carrol Watson of Osceola. Read Courier News Classified Ads. CHURCH SPEAKER—Mrs. Eva Gardner of Kansas City, Mo., a -lay Sunday School Women, will conduct special services at the the First Church of the Nazarene today through Sunday, it was announced this morning by the Rev. J. Louis Emmert, pastor. Services will begin each evening at 7:45, with children's programs start- in at 7:15. , Heat Kills 3 In Fort Smith FORT SMITH, Ark., (;?)—Heat took three lives in Fort Smith Saturday, bringing to eight the number of persons to die from heat in Arkansas this year. The high at Fort Smith Saturday was 108. County Coroner William H. Polk identified the dead as Bradley White, 61-year-old river stabilization worker from Memphis; five- Partially Clad Body of Girl Found in Hotel INDIANAPOLIS G0—The partially clothed body of i 5-foot-7 small- tow -irl was f—".d brutally jammed into a four-foot-long dresser drawer in a downtown hotel yesterday. The girl .vas 1C -~ar-old Dorothy Poore of Clinton. Ind. The body *- r as partially decomposed and technicians sought today to determine how she was killed. The register of the hotel, th« Claypool, showed a Jack O'Shea had rented the room, 665, Thursday anc paid thror ' the next day. He gave a New York City address which proved to be false. The body w s found after a maid noticed an odor as she was clearing the room. What police thought was the license number of O'Shea's car stored in the garage used by the Claypool proved to be that of an elderly New York couple who also was staying at the Claypool. Before this ">s 'iscovered, Police had started a search of the eastern third of *h« nation for what they thought was O'Shea's car. An autopsy by Deputy Coroner William J. Pierce did not show the cause of the girl's /.sath. He said the decr'iposition may have concealed injuries. The vital organs were removed and sent to the Indiana University Medical Center for chemical tests, a lengthy process. Law of Salvage Under Mexican law ,a stranded or wrecked ship cannot be boarded for the purpose of salvaging arti- month-old Thomas E. Harmon of c]es Qf individual gain as long as Oakland, Calif., and Joe T. Cald- there is life aboard—even if it is well, 52, of Fort Smith. only the ship's mascot. WIFE-SAVING* ' HORIZON NATIONAL DISPOSER d&uut t&e The NATIONAL D1SPOS- ER grinds all food wastes, even bones, to tiny bits . . • washes them quietly, quickly down the kitchen drain. Safe, sanitary, self-cleaning, odorless. Only one basic moving part. 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