The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 7, 1954
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1S84 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Latin American Strongman- Coming Election in Honduras Will Decide Who Has Power Editor's Note—At 11. former were Influenced by Guatemala, whose Red-dominated government expropriated thousands of acres of fruit company land, and by Costa Rica, whose government has asked revision of the company concession In that country. In answer to this, the Liberals reply "our program Is 100 per cent Honduran." v Split with Carias on the reform Issue is President Juan Manuel Galvez, a Naclonal who was the strong man's hand-picked candidate in the 1948 elections. Galvez has given the country its most progressive administration In 20 years. A high degree of press freedom has been established. The first labor legislation—covering compensation for accidents while at work and working conditions for women and children—has been enacted. New Section* Opened Oalvet also began a road-building program to open up new sec- burcio Carias An- tions of the country, and carried it is to have New O n public health, education and President Tiburcio Carias Andino of Honduras, still holds tight rein en his country. But his former protege. President Jan Manuel Galvez, has pushed a reform program in the least developed of all the Central American republics too fast for the old strong man's liking. Here's the story of the subsequent split and what it portends for the future. By PAUL SANDERS TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Wl — Honduras, the least-developed of the Central American republics, is working up to its hottest election lijht In 20 years—if a coup doesn't prevent the balloting set for next October. Charges of "dictatorship" and "communism" bounce back and forth dozens of times each day. The big issue is whether the country Is to continue in the grip of its strong man, 77-year-old former President Tiburcio Carias Andino, or whether Deal reforms pushed by moderates, the Liberal party, and the left-wingers. Red Infiltrated 'The Conservative followers of Carias In his Naclonal party see the Liberals as heavily infiltrated with Communists. These charges bring angry denials from Liberal leaders, who say they want only the same type of social welfare and labor legislation in effect in the United States. The Liberalso also want revision of the concession held by the United Fruit Co., the country's biggest concern. - The .fruit .-company pays the company's highest wages for farm labor, but the Liberals contend Ihat Honduras isn't getting enough financial return from the firm's 'operations. ! In this situation the charge Inevitably arose that the Liberals Polio in State Declined in 1953 'I Bur Measles Cases i Increased 10,000 • Over 1952 Figure LITTLE ROCK 1*1—Infantile paralysis dropped off slightly in the state last year, but the dread .disease still took the lives of. 23 JArfcansans. J The State Board of Health, in •its annual report on communci- 'able diseases, said yesterday there 'were 325 cases of polio in the state ilast year, as compared with 386 >in 1952. Twenty-nine persons dice |from the.disease in 1952. f ' Contagious diseases which pri imarlly affect children-measles, ' chickenpox and mumps-headed Ithe board's report. i Measles cases totaled 13,232-an •increase of 10,000 over the 1952 '.figure. There were 2,353 chlckenpox cases, and 1,490 cases of mumps. ' Disease Cycles ' Dr. A. M. Washburn attributed ,the unusually high number of i measles and chiekenpox cases to ' cycles which the diseases normal- ,"ly follow. He pointed out that both illnesses are more prevalent in some 'years than in others. ' Dr. Washburn noted that diph- itheria. once a major killer in Ar' kansas, continued on the down 1 |. grade. Last year, only 32 cases of diphtheria were reported, compared to 52 for the previous year. ' Also recording slight declines I were malaria and tuberculosis. •There were 17 cases of malaria In 1 1953 compared with 207 for 1952, iand all of last year's cases were .traced directly to service men 'returning from foreign duty. . There were 1,557 cases of tuber, culosis recorded last year, com- 1 pared with 1,899 in 1952. Other communicable diseases rand number of reported cases in :>'Arkansas last year included: Ame' bio dysentery 92; animal bites 977; ' cancer 319; food poisoning 38; •• German measles 1,703; pellagra 2; • whooping cough 392; rabies in : animals 197; rabies in men 1; •i rheumatic fever 56; typhoid fever : 126; streptococcal sore throat, in; eluding scarlet fever 1,953. agricultural Improvement projects with U.S. aid. When the Galvez backers—the reform wing of the National party —came out for further and sweeping advances, Carias split with them. The old strong man, robust and looking 20 years younger than his age, thought the Reformistas were moving too fast, and had allowed Communists to infiltrate the country. Carias is one of Central America's outstanding foes of the left wing of all shades. Elected President In 1932, he put an end to a long period of turbulence and ruled the country with a firm hand from 1933 to 1948. Without relinquishing his grip on the Nacional party, he left the presidency in 1948 and has directed the campaign against con- both Galvez' Reformistas and the stitutional reforms sponsored by Liberals. The Liberals went out of power in 1932, and haven't made much of a showing against the Carias machine since then. But this year they are well organized, ably led by young leaders, and hope to win • Proposed Budget of Expenditures ; Together with Tax Levy for , Fiscal Year Beginning July i 1, 1955, to and including June 30, 1956 The Board of Directors of Dell ; School District No. 23 oj Mississippi County, Arkansas, in com' pliance with the requirements of "Act 403 of 1951 and of Amend: ment 40 to the Constitution of the • State of Arkansas, have prepared, .; approved, and hereby make public '. the proposed budget of expenditures . together with the tax rate ' as follows: ' General Control, »S300.00; In- ,struction $57,800.00; Operation of i School Buildings, $7,600,00; Maln, tenance of School Plant and :• J Equipment, $1,200.00; Auxiliary ^ , Agencies (including transporta- • tlon), $8,000.00; Fixed Charges, '$2,000,00; Capital Outlay, $4,500.00; ]Debt Service, $12,000.00. To provide for the foregoing pro• posed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 39 mills. This tax levy includes the present continuing levy for the retirement of present Indebtedness. GIVEN this 6th day of January. Dell School District No. 33 of BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Mississippi County, Arkansas. the KM elections, either for themselves or teamed up with the Re- formistas. Poverty and backwardness not only background the political situation here, but make the country the target for underground Communist activity. Much of this activity centers on the fruit company workers, because they make up Honduras' only large labor force. 4*% Literacy The country Is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania, has a population of a little more than 1'A million, about 60 per cent of It Illiterate. Living standards are low and wages for farm workers run around a dollar t day In most of the country, and somewhat higher in the fruit company operations. The way things stand now Carias or one of his close friends is likely to be the Nacional candidate for President next year. Carias seems to have a strong grip on the one-house ' Congress, which would make a new constitution before the 1954 elections unlikely. That would rule out Galvez as a candidate for re-election since the present constitution forbids re-election. Two possibilities have been mentioned for the Reformista nomination. They are Abraham Williams, a prominent cattle-raiser, and Marcos A. Batres, t he present minister of finance. Williams was vice president for a time under Carias. Either Williams or Batres might get Liberal party support. And the Reformistas combined with the Liberals claim to outnumber the Carias forces. That was indicated in municipal elections Nov. 30 in the country's rural districts. The Nacional party got a total of 44,334 votes, the Reformistas 37,022 and the Liberals 35,218. Tegucigalpa and the other cities did not vote in that election. If the Liberals decide to go their own way, they have a long list of aspirants for the nomination. The two strongest possibilities at present include Dr. Ramon Vllle da Morales, a surgeon, and Rafael Vfedina Raudales, president of the party executive council. NEW BUICK STYLING —.-Sports styling is featured in this 1954 Buick Super Riveria two- door sedan. The 1954 Bulck will go on display here tomorrow at Langston-McWaters Buick Co., at Broadway and Walnut. Panoramic windshields and increased horsepower are features of the re-styled 1954 Buicks. WILSON NEWS Co-Op Club to Meet Films on Arkansas were tea- tured on the program of the Wilson Cooperative Club this afternoon. Mrs. P. E. McRae presided during the business meeting. Hostesses were Mrs. Benton Garrett, chairman; Mrs. C. D. Price, Mrs. John R. Enochs. Mrs. Ray Mann, Mrs. Victor Mann, Mrs. Ralph Robinson, Mrs. D. B. Bledsoe, Mrs. Jim McCullar, Mrs. A. E. Clark, Mrs. Phillip Deer, and Mrs. Alma Harnden. Give Canasta Party Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Jacobs entertained with a canasta party at their home Wednesday night, rhose present were Mr. and Mrs. Don Elslander, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Whitlock and Mr. and Mrs. Voodrow McDonald. Following the games the hostess served re- Teshments. HMII Meets Twenty-seven members of the baptist Women's Missionary Un- and one guest met at the church Monday night for a business meeting. Mrs. J. B. Lovett, president, opened the meeting and presided during the business session. The devotional on stewardship was given by Mrs. Jim McCullar and Mrs. D. B. Bledsoe led prayer. Various committee chairmen giving reports were Mrs. Marshall Woodyard, membership; Mrs. Jim McCullar, stewardship; Mrs. C. D. Price, young people; Mrs. D. B. Bledsoe, community missions; and Mrs. Curtis Miller, social. Mrs. John Manker offered the closing prayer atfer a love offering was taken. The WMU will meet Monday night at the church for the Royal Service Program. Scout Banquet Tonight The Wilson Boy Scouts Father- Son Banquet will be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the school cafeteria. Approximately 100 guests are expected to attend. Richard Ferguson, scoutmaster, said 36 advancements would be awarded at the Court of Honor that will be featured on the program. Mothers of the scouts are furnishing and preparing the food. Mrs. C. H, Buchanan is in charge. Personals Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Arnn have moved to Pinson, Tenn., Where he will engage in farming. Mr. Arnn has been employed at the Wilson Barber Shop for several years. Clyde Chism entered the Baptist Hospital in Memphis Monday and underwent surgery Tuesday morning. His condition is reported as satisfactory. Mrs. Chism is with him. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis and daughter, Pam,, and Mrs. 'Bill Couch were in Memphis Monday. Sherry Hadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Hadley, is home from the Children's Hospital in Memphis where she was a patient Monday and Tuesday. Her parents were with her. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Nichols of West Memphis were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wheeler and daughter, Glenda. Their children, Frances and Leslie, Jr., accompanied their parents home after spending several days with relatives here and at Marie. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler had as their week end guests Mr. and Mrs. Evans Parker of Paducah, Ky. Airman First Class Charles Alexander of Charleston, S. C., Is spending a 15-day leave with his father, H. D. Alexander.. Emily Buchanan has resumed her studies at All Saints at Vicks-. burg, Miss., after spending the Christmas holidays with her family. Other students who have returned to universities or colleges include Terry Robinson and Helen Election Dilemma Solved by Naming Two Mayors HAMILTON, Ohio (in—The Hamilton City Council, deadlocked over the election of a mayor, worked its way out of the dilemma yesterday by electing two mayors. Arthur Wilson of the People's party will serve during 1954 and Arthur Fiehrer of the Forward Hamilton will serve during 1955. The deadlock arose as, a result of a situation in which the People's party had three council members, the Forward Hamilton party three members and then there was Herbert Mich, elected as an Independ' ent. Votes taken Monday were 3-3-1 with Mich voting for himself. Yesterday, however, the Forward Hamilton members broke party lines and voted for Fiehrer to serve during 1955. Mich refused to vote, declared he was a candidate himself. E., H. Pen-son, director of law, expressed belie! the dual election was legal even though unusual. Plastic dishes, made of polyethylene, and flexible bottles of the same material, can be toughened by bombardment with powerful electric beams. They can withstand sterilizing steam. Harnden to the University of Arkansas, Martha Traylor to Mississippi Southern at Hattiesburg, John Ellis to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Carolyn Lynch to Blue Mountain College at Blue Mountain, Miss., Corky Simmons, Frank Keel, T. J. McAfee and Raymond Edrington to Arkansas State College, and J. D. Ranktn and Bill Thompson to Hendrix College at Conway. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stewart have returned to their home In Jasper, Ind., after spending the holidays with their daughter, Mrs. N. B. Ellis, Jr., and family. Other guests in the Ellis home during the holidays were her sister, Mrs. W. A. Welborn, Mr. Welborn and their two children of St. David, 111. WSCS Installs Mrs. Bentley Rhodes was Installed as president of the Methodist Women's Society of Chris- lian Service at the business meeting held Tuesday at the church. She replaces Mrs. N. B. Ellis, Jr., who resigned. Mrs. Jerry Cul- !om replaces Mrs. Rhodes as secretary of status of women. New officers were installed by Mrs. Alma Harnden. Snow Continues In Northeast tut Most of Nation Has Mild W.orh«r By THE ASSOCIATED FHEM More snow fell today in the northeastern section ot the country and rain continued along the Pacific Coast. But dry and comparatively mild winter weather prevailed in most other sections of the country. The snow belt extended from the Upper Great Lakes southeastward Into West Virginia, northeastward through the Alleghenies Into New York • and New England. Falls measured 1 inches or more over most of the area. The snow and * two-day cold wave resulted in it least five deaths In Pennsylvania Three persons died of heart attacks while shoveling snow white two others were killed when autos skidded on slippery highways. The rain in the Far West extended from Northern California into Canada. Fair to partly cloudy skies were reported in other sections of the nation. Temperatures were below freezing from yew England southweit- ward Into the Middle Mississippi Valley and northwestward over the Central and Northern Plains and the Northern Rockies. Readings were zero and below In sections of North Dakota and In the 40s and 50s in other areas. Jack Benny's Daughter To Be Marritd in March BEVERLY HILLS, calif. (av-Th* daughter of Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone will b« married next March. An announcement by the Columbia Broadcasting System said yesterday that Joan Benny, 19, a Junior at Stanford University, and Seth Baker, 26, New York stock broker, will reside in New York after.* Hawaii honeymoon. The number of known radio stars has been doubled by a recent survey. About 200 celestial sources of radio waves can be added to the 200 previously known. Radio stars are spotted by .the radio waves they send forth but. In most cases, they are not visible with an optical telescope. Seoul It t common noun mean' ing "th« capital city." rpHE instant you see these 1954 J_ Buicks, you'll know that something sensational has happened in automobile styling. Here is vastly more than the usual model changeover. Here is vastly more than could be done just by warming over what Buick had before. Here is something accomplished by going far beyond artful face-lifting. Here is that rarity of rarities-a completely new line of automobiles. But Buick didn't stop with the bolder, fresher, swifter-lined beauty you see in raised and lengthened fender sweep -in the huge and back-swept expanse of windshield—in the lowered roofline' —in the host more glamor features of exterior modernity. They upped all horsepowers to the highest in Buick history. They engineered a new V8 for the SPECIAL—and in the process came up with new Power-Head Pistons that boost gasoline mileage in every engine. They brought to market a sparkling newcomer with a famous name, the Buick CENTURY-a car with phenomenal horsepower for its weight and price—a car with more pure thrill per dollar than any Buick ever built. And they did all this without change of the price structure which, for years, has made Buick the most popular car at its price in the world. We invite you in to inspect these great beauties, these great performers, these great buys. Then you'll see why the Detroit ipreviewers are already saying, "Buick's the beautiful buy!" BUCK the beautiful buy -WHEN IITTH AUTOMOMLIS AW IUILT IUICK Will WILD THtM • ON DISPLAY JAN.S LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut tr Broadway 24 Hour Strvict Dial 45SS

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