The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 26, 1954
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS On Vast Highway Plan Next Year By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AJP) — President Eisenhower's proposed 50-billion-dollar highway program for the next *10 years, huge as it seems, would be only part of the money spent on roads in that time. The total would be over 87 billion. The 50 billion wouldn't all come out of the U. S. Treasury. Only about half rf it would. The states would have to put up the rest. But the proposal was only a gleam in Eisenhower's eye. It was a suggestion he tossed to the governors at their recent annual meeting in. New York State to get thinking started on this country's road needs. He was guessing at what such a program •would cost. Sometime next year he may oe able to offer Congress a specific program after the government's Bureau of Public Roads finishes an estimate, perhaps by February, on what it would cost to build needed new roads and improve existing ones. The government helps states now under what is called a federal aid system, begun in 1916. The money siven by .the government must be matched by the states, generally on a 50-50 basis. 3575 Million Any money used under this aid system, federal and state, must go only into construction of new roads "and improvement of old ones. Then the states must maintain them. The federal government has to give its approval when any of its money is used. Any additional road building or reDairins: — that is. on roads outside the aid system — must come out of the pockets of the states, counties, cities and towns. This year the government is gix r ing the states 575 million dollars. For each of the next two years" it will give 875 millions. The Bureau of Public Roads estimates the federal government, the states, the counties and local communities will spend altogether around 6& billion dollars a year. That's for construction, maintenance, administration and retirement of debt. Of that 6V 2 billion, 83,730,000,000 will be spent on construction alone —new roads, improving existing 'ones—OF the federal government, states, counties and local communities. That would be, if costs didn't go higher than they are now, $37,300,000,000, over the next 10 years. What Eisenhower suggests is that 50 billion dollars be spent over those same 10 years in addition to the 537.300.000,000, or a total of 587,300,000,000 in the next decade for construction. 3y 2 Million Miles la this country there are about 3% million miles of roads and streets. Of this total, 288.000 miles are local city streets and 2,962,000 miles are rural roads. A rural road is anything outside the jurisdiction of a city. Of the total rural roads and city streets — 3% million miles — the federal aid system includes only 672,000 miles in what are called The primary and secondary sys- HAREM SCARE 'EM—Costumed like a harem beauty, model Theona Bryant stops traffic as she strolls through Washington, D. C., streets with a cheetah on a leash. The stunt, which kept fee men away, was used to publicize the movie, "The Egyptian." Chou Goes to Warsaw BERLIN (&)— Bed Chinese Premier Chou En-lai left by plane today for Warsaw after a three-day official visit to Communist East Germans. terns. The primary roads in rurai areas, 1 Violence Ruled Out in Death Of Mail Order Heir CHICAGO 'VPi—Mail order heir 218 000 I Montgomery Ward Tnorne died of Murder Case Statefents Don't Jibe, Officer Says Inconsistencies Noted In Stories of Cleveland Osteopath, Technician LOS ANGELES 'Ji — There are inconsistencies between statements of a pretty young medical technician here and a statement by Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, Cleveland osteopath whose wife Marilyn was bludgeoned to death three weeks ago in the Ohio city, an investigator reported last night. "Suffice it to say," said Thomas Parrino, assistant prosecutor of Cuyahoga (Cleveland) County. "that some of the things which she (Miss Susan Hayes, 23) told us are not consistent with testimony given by Dr. Sheppard regarding their association. '•What she told us changes the picture in some respects," he declared. "These changes are rather important, and I am sending the information to the Cleveland police." The official did not elaborate. Parrino and Homicide Detective Robert F. Schottke came here from Cleveland to talk with persons who had seen Dr. Sheppard during his trip here last March. Dr. Sheppard and Miss Hayes both have said that during that time he had replaced a watch she had lost. And she told local Dist. At-ty. E. Ernest Roll that the osteopath had taken her and another couple to a .wedding of friends at San Diego. Both Dr. Sheppard and Miss Hayes, who knew the osteopath and his wife when the medical technician lived in Cleveland, said their friendship was only casual. Mrs. Sheppard's skull was crushed with 25 savage blows in her Cleveland home early last July 4. Dr. Sheppard said he battled at least one of the prowlers who killed her. The investigators arrived Saturday night from Monterey, Calif., where Mrs. Sheppard had stayed at the ranch home of Dr. Randall . J. Chapman during the trip to California- with her husband. TAKING NO CHANCES—Although Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, of Oak Park, 111., has been driving for 25 years, her husband William is still cautious. He has had everything but radar installed to see that his wife gets the car into the garage without running into the flower beds. Doctor Proposes Effort to Make Cigarettes Safe from Cancer That's a total of 234,000 miles of primary roads. The secondary roads are of lesser importance, like school bus routes. They total 438,000 miles. The federal aid money is given for building and improving primary and secondary roads. Of* the 234,000 miles of primary roads, the American Assn. of Highway Officials estimate's 65 per cent are in need of improvement. About 38,000 miles..of those 234,000 miles of primary roads are the interstate network, the main arteries of the nation's highway system. yesterday. The report of the pathologists ithat the 20-year-old heir to a S2,- ! 600,000 fortune died of natural causes I will be given this week to Coroner I Walter E. McCarron. The medical j expert who told this to newsmen is Dr. Otto Saphir of the University of Illinois. The report probably will end the official inquiry into Thome's death. His shorts-clad body was found on the bed of his $75-a-month apartment June 19. Know Where Your Those pay checks really go in a hurry these days, don't they? Well, you KNOW where jour money goes when you pay by check. Your check stubs and your cancelled checks are your record — your "set of books' 1 that tell you how much went for what. And too, paying by check is so practi- cal—No standing in lines to pay bills, you don't have to carry large sums of money around. Just drop a check in the mail and let the Postal Service do your waiting for you. . . Come in today and open your checking account at Mississippi County's oldest bank. Expert Says Left Foot Brake Pedal Safer DETROIT L?) — Moving the brake pedal to the left foot would cut down rear-end accidents, says H. P. Bruns, auto engineer. He estimates it would cut 15 feet off stopping distances at 20 m.p.h. • Brun says it take 3 4 of a second to take the right foot off,the accelerator and depress the brake. But in cars with automatic transmissions, it would take only V 4 second to use the left foot to do .the same job, he told the Michigan Safety Conference. By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE SAO PAULO, Brazil L?!—A try at making cigarettes safe from any threat of heart disease and cancer was proposed today by Dr. E. Cuyler Hammond of Yale University, The answer, he said in a paper for the sixth International Cancer Congress here, could be to develop new types of strains of cigarette j tobacco free of the agent or agents which some scientists suspect may be causing or contributing to heart trouble and cancer. This might be accomplished in two years,, but it might take as many as seven, the specialist said. Hammond is a biometrician at Yale and also director of statistical research for the American Cancer Society. He and' Dr. Daniel Horn reported.last month that men aged 50 to 70 who smoke a pack of cigarettes daily are about twice as likely to die of heart trouble or j cancer of all types as nonsmokers. j Smoking a pipe or cigars seems not to carry much if any risks, said Hammond, a pipe smoker himself. The danger from cigarettes, he went on, could be in the special | types of tobacco which have been developed for cigarettes. These tobaccos, he speculated, could contain one or more chemicals which adversely affect the heart, blood vessels, lungs or other tissues of some people. From the viewpoint of the pub- lic, "the happiest solution is to make smoking safe," Hammon declared. Development of a "harmless strain of tobacco plant" would be more practical, he asserted, "than to use a highly toxic strain and then attempt to remove the harmful ingredients from the tobacco by chemical means or from the smoke by a filter or condenser." He said the chemical composition varies considerably in different types of tobacco, even in different batches of the same general type. Four Teenage Soldiers, Pilot Die in Crash MONDAY, JULY 26,1954 ter; Pvt. Fredrick W. V*nderlu|t, 19, Grand Rapids; and Pvt. Jack R. Hill, 19, Grand Rapids. The pilot, hired to make the trip, was identified as Fred Murphy of Fort Smith, Ark. Cause of the explosion was not known. IRONTON, JAo. (&)— Four teenage Michigan soldiers, en route home on their first furlough, were among the five persons killed in an explosion and crash of a private plane in the rugged Tom Sauk Mountain area of Missouri Saturday. About 150 searchers were unable to find most of the wreckage and bodies until late yesterday. The soldiers, who had just completed basic training at Camp Chaffee. Ark., were Pvt. Earle W. Simmons, 18. Grand Rapids; Pvt. Kenneth M. Vandenberg, 19, Byron Cen- Wringer Speeds Job POMPTON PLAINS, N. J. (A — Several members normally work a full day to fold some 2,000 voting information sheets the L«»gue of Women Voters mails out annually. This year Mrs. J. W. Worden Sr. did it all herself by feeding the sheets through her washing machine wringer. Mrs. Worden got the idea from her grandson, Donald Worden, who uses the same method to fold church bulletins. Aussie Leader Urges Asian Pact CANBERRA, Australia (&)— Australian Foreign Minister Richard G. 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