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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NXWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 1 [Council Requires [Certificates for All Foodhandlers Broad Measure Designed to Curb Spread of Disease Hundreds of BIytheville workers today were classed as foodhandlers and as such were required by city ordinance to hold health certificates showing them to be free from tuberculosis, veneral and other contagious diseases. Sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, an ordinance requiring physical examinations far foodhandlers working in public places in Blythevllle was passed last night at a special meeting ot the City Council In City Hall. An emergency clause approved by the council placed the ordinance in effect immediately 'upon it passage. It Includes not only foodhandlers in Blythevllle proper, but also those I working at the air base. The exam| Inations will be required yearly or, li the city health officers deems :t fccessary, at more frequent intervals. Mrs. C. G, Redman, executive sec- I retary of the Tuberculosis Assoda- I tion, announced at the council I meeting that & mobile x-ray unit I will be In Mississippi for five days | beginning March 29. Health Agency Cooperates On the 29th, the unit will be in I Osceola. It will be In Blythevllle March 30 through April 2. X-rays required for foodhandlers' certificates may be obtained without cost while the unit is here, Mrs. Redman said. In the future, units are expected to be here once or twice a year, she said. Section 2 of the ordinance passed last night makes It a far-reaching requirment and contains inclusive definitions of both lhe v terms "food- I handlers" and "public places." "Persons handling food or drink," the ordinance states, "are defined as including, but arc not necessarily restricted to waiters, waitresses, but: chers, cooks, clerks, assistants, janitors, deliverymen and managers I of business dispensing food or drink to the general public." The wording "but not necessarily Blythevllle Dally Nctn Blythevttle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBNTg Lewi's Ends 'Mourning' Period, Orders UMW Members Sack to Mines PITTSBURGH, March 24. (IPl— John L. Lewis today ordered his 463,000 idle coal miners to return to work Monday. An executive order to district officers said: "The present memorial period will terminate Monday, March 28. Production may then be resumed in all mines and all members should make themselves available for work on that dale." Holland Murder Case Goes to Jury in Osceola Defendant Insists He Fired in Defense Of His Own Life 'Stamp-Book' Tax-Paying Plan Would Extend Social Security By Francis M. Le May WASHINGTON, M»rch 24. (fl>j—A new "stamp-book" Ux-pnylng system was suggested today by the administration to help make possible a vast expansion of Social Security, The stamp system \s designed*— principally for farm workers and Crofton to Head New Commission For Playgrounds jestrlcled to" makes the ordinance applicable to any person connected Mr. Terry and Mr. Cralton with a firm that sells food and I elected by acclamation. Rosco Crafton Rosco Crafton was named chairman of the BIytheville Playground Commission at the initial mectinrj of the organization at the Chamber of Commerce office yesterday. Mr. Cralton served as head of the Chamber of Commerce Playground Committee, from which the commission was formed and last week was named by the City Council to a four-year term on the commission. The commission was set up at a called meeting of the council Mnrch 15. James Terry, the one-year mem- oer of the five-man . Commission, was elected to serve as secretary- treasurer of othe organization. Both were drink, regardless of that worker's title or duties. Broad Coverage Provided \ In defining firms whose workers come uhder,Vhe ordinance, oeccion 2 reads: "Public places. . .are defined as all establishments dedicated to preparation or serving of food or drink for public consumption. Such establishments include, but are not necessarily restricted to, restaurants, notels, hospitals, bus stations, lunch counters, meat markets, drink stands, Ice cream parlors, candy counters, vending machines, temporary stands used upon business, mobile units operated either in business or residential areas, milk delivery trucks and all similar establishments or units whether operated regularly, seasonally or for short or occasional instances." This listing leaves virtually nothing untouched In the food dispensing line—including even the tamale peddler on the corner, the Negro hawking Ice cream sandwiches from his horse-drawn wagon and the "garden farmer" selling his backyard produce from house to house. It includes the steak house, the hole-in-the-wall cafe, the man who fills the penny gum machines and the milkman. £. Violators Subject to Fines ^ In short, it affects the butcher, the baker and maybe even the candlestick maker—if his product ends up on a birthday cake. The ordinance was sponsored oy the tuberculosis association as a move to halt transmission of communicable diseases by person: whose job as foodhandlers placed them in a position to spread such disease to a great extent. Any person found to be infected with a contagious disease will not be issued a foodhandler's certificate An infected person, the ordinance says, may not work ns a foodhnnd- ler until re-examination by the city health officer shows he has recovered. Violation of the ordinance carries two penalties. The violator wil be required to end hi.f employmcn 1 ns a foodhandler within the cit and will he guilty of a misdemeanor Conviction results in fines of from S5 to $25 and each day's violation constitutes a separate offense. The commission yesterday reviewed recent action taken to acquire playgrounds for Biytheville. Five locations are now under cpn- buf^ho^picion can be taJc-* n by the commission until a ruing is received? from State Attor- Gencral ike Murry relative to vhehher or-not the city is author- zed to set up the Commission and urchase the property. The commission is scheduled to eet tomorrow with City Attorney ercy Wright to determine whether r noi the plans for purchase play,round locations can be continued. Mr. Wright said today that hi- lad not heard from the attorney ' ;eneral. Tomorrow's meeting is scheduled or 2 p.m. in the Chamber of Com- nerce office. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy showers tonight and in west portion this afternoon. Cooler extremi northwest portion tonight. Friday considerable cloudiness, shower north and east portions. Missouri forecast: Partly cloud, tonight, warmer extreme cast. Low I -.tonight, middle 40's to lower 50's IjJJ'frlday. partly cloudy and coole with showers nnd thunderstorm southeast. High Friday, upper 50' and lower 60's. Minimum this morn1ng~44. Maximum yesterday—63. Sunset today—6:15. Sunrise tomorrow—5:57. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—15.95. Mean temperature (midway be tween high and low)—53.5. Kormnl mean for March—51.2. This DUe Last Year Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday—61. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat —17.H. Leader Named p or Cancer FundCampaign James Deal of BIytheville has been appointed campaign chairman of North Mississippi Counly for the cancer control fund to begin April Mr. Deal was named chairman by former Gov. Ben T. Laney, state campaign chairman. Mr. Deal said that no quota would )e set for the county, but It was loped that all citizens would cooperate with the drive. "I am aware," Mr. Deal aid, 'that all people of the community arc being called upon to contribute to many worthy causes, and I ap- Jreciate the fact that they have been liberal, but there is no cause norc worthy of financiM aid than cancer control." Of the funds collected 25 per cent Is allocated for research. 15 per cent for education, and 60 per cent for diagnostic clinics, cancer dressings, loan cupboards, transportation and housing for volunteer workers. Mrs. Gilbert Hammock Is commander for the county unit. The first degree murder case against Guin Holland In tho Osceola Division of the Mississippi County Circuit Court was In the hands of the jury this afternoon after two days were devoted to presentation of testimony. Closing arguments were presented this morning before Circuit Judge Charles W.' Light of Paragould, who heard the case. Holland is charged with having killed Freddie Bynum, 24, his brother-in-law, on January 3. His father, G. A. Holland, also faces a first degree murder charge but will be tried at a Inter date. Presentation of defense testimony was completed in the case yesterday afternoon svillr the defendant on the witness slnnd for nearly two hours. Defendant AilmiU firing Shot He admitted firing the shot which resulted In the death of his brother-in-law but insisted that he acted only after the victim made a move to draw a revolver. The shooting took place in front of Guin Holland's home near Marie on January 3 following threats which the victim was said by the defendant io have made in a store earlier In the afternoon. Instructions were presented to the Jury this morning by Judge Light and arguments by the state and defense attorneys followed. The prosecution was handled by H. G. Partlow of BIytheville, prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District, and Myron T. Nallling. deputy prosecutor for the Osceola District of the court. The defendant was represented by Bruce Ivy, former deputy prosecuting attorney, who represented the stale nearly 25 years ago In the trial of the defendant's father on a statutory charge carrying a sentence of life imprisonment. The elder man now is facing a first degrc. murder charge in connection with the slaying of the Bynum youth but his case Is not expected to be presented to a Jury during the; present term of court, it was indicated today. Circumstances Disputed Mr. Partlow nnd Mr. Nailllng dirt not. qualify Die Jury for a death sentence, but In presenting arguments today insisted that a verdict of guilty be returned on a charge of first degree murder, a verdict which automatically would carry the de'atli sentence unless the Jury recommended life imprisonment, or found the defendant guilty of murder in a lesser degree. Counsel for the stale suggested in arguments that circumstances surrounding the shooting pointed to a possibility that the younger man did not actually fire the shot which killed Bynum. Officers Indicated that it appeared that the shot may have been fired by an assailant hidden behind a barrel in the yard at the Holland home and It was the state's contention that the victim had been invited to the .Holland home in order that they might settle their differences there. Tne defense contended that the younger Holland fired the shot after taking a shotgun from his father who followed him out of the house when Bynum appeared and called for Guin Holland to come out. Both household help who would be among the 20,000,000 new workers blanketed under old age insurance if Congress approves the expansion. Arthur J. AHmeyer, Social Security commissioner, projected the tax plan as he laid before the House Ways and Means Committee the de- tnils of President Truman's program to: 1. Increase the coverage ol old age survivors Insurance from 30.000.000 to 50.000,000 workers: 3, Boost the Insurance benefits by about double; 3. Create a new insurance program lor disabled workers; and 4. Reduce the "pension age" for women from 65 U) 60. Sllff resistance already has formed against Mr. Truman's proposnl to increase the security tax from the present $1,800.000.000 a year to aroimd $5,000.000,000. Would Include Self-Emiiloyeil As part of -the battle to prcvenl "destitution." Allmeycr siild, the Insurance program should be expand- ed to Include 6,000,000 farm operators: 1.100.000 urban self-employed (lawyers, doctors, businessmen, etc.); 3,000,000 domestic or household workers, and $4,700,000 hired farm workers. And while the President had some rough things to say about pollsters after last November's election, Allmeyer today quoter from a Gallup Poll to show that most farmers want Social Security insurance. The categories of employed persons he listed were skipped when the Social Security Act first was passed 12 years ago because of administrative difficulties, particularly In the collection ot the tax. AHmeyer said this problem has been licked,-largely by the Idea of a slamp book system. Ho explained It this way: "Under such a system each em- ploye would receive a stamp book In which stamps would be placed by his employer to evidence contributions made by the employer Srr SECURITY on Paso 2 House Shelves Vets Pension Plan by One-Vote Margin, Rejects Riders on Rent Bill Joint Committee Given Rent Plans Discontinuance Of Train Okayed Consent Order to Go To PSC for Approval; Objections Removed A consent order for discontinuance of service of the Frisco passenger trains Nos. 898 and 899 between Blythevllle and Jonesboro hns been prepared by attorneys representing the railroad and a citizens' committee, which represented pro- tcstants along the line, and will lie submitted to the Arkansas Public Service Commission at an early dntc, it iras disclosed today. It was indicated that the order probably will be approved by members of the commission in Little Rock but it was explained that It will not become effective until after substitute mail service has been provided by postal authorities for the points between Blythevllle and Jonesboro. The order was prepared by Oscar Fcndler of Blythevllle, and members of the law firm of WeAtbrooke and Westhrookc of Jonesboro, attorneys for the railroad. Mr. Fendler represents the citizens' committee hoaded by R. J. McKinnon of Manila, and composed of Mayor I. p. shedd ot Manila, Mayor John Hannl of Leachville and Atherton Hiett, town recorder at Leachville. To I'rovMe Substitute Service The petition for discontinuance of passenger service along the route, which includes Dell, Manila, Leachville, Monctte, Black Oak. Lake City and Nettleton, was filed with the Arkansas PSC several months ago. It was represented that the passenger trains were being operat- See MAIL ROUTE on Page Z Southwest- Bell Seeks New Hike In Phone Rates . the defendant and his father told the jury that Bynum reached for his gun and indicated that he appeared to be reaching with both hands. Truck Sale Caused Row Guin Holland from the witness sland asserted that Bynum threatened his life about three months before the actual slaying nnd had repeated the threat on numerous occasions. He told the jury the threats were made because the defendant, declined to assist in dis- sinj, of stolen goods. The defendant said that he assisted in moving three head of cattle on one occasion, and later a load of cotton, which he now believes had been stolen. The differences between the two men came to a climax over the sale of a truck to the defendant. Hynum See TRIAL en Page 2 County's Best Spellers To Compete Tomorrow In Elimination Contest The Mississippi County Spelling Bee will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the court room at the Court House, John Nfayes. counly school supervisor, announced today. Mr. Mayes said that » list of about l.OOo words had been compiled to test the talent of the young spellers, and that other words would be added If the list tailed to bring forth a winner. The spelling bee here will determine the champion speller in Mississippi County, and the winner will be an-arrted a $10 cash prize and the chance to represent this county in the Mid-South Spelling Bee sponsored by the Memphis Press Scimitar. Mr. Mayes said It had not been determined how many would enter thp contest here, but that 18* had been included in the competitlori last year, when Bobby Williams, a Dyess seventh grader emerged victorious. LITTLE ROCK. March 24. The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company will seek another rale Increase in Arkansas, a company attorney says. Blake Downie, Little Rock, added he didn't know w r hen the application would be filed nor what, amount would be sought. The company now Is operating under a temporary Inc. ease averaging around 16 per cent. It was granted by the Arkansas Public Service Commission last year. Wage Increases have wiped out most of this boost, and the company needs additional revenue to avoid running "in the red," Downie said. PSC Chairman Charles C. Wine indicated he wouldn't be receptive to another Increase until Southwestern had operated longer under the temporary rate jump. The recent increase hns not officially been made permanent. Officials Submit Data on Airport BIytheville Airmen Push Move to Get Aviation Unit for City A nine-page brief reviewing the facilities of the Blythevllle Municipal Airport as a base for an Air National Guard Unit, nn accompanied by n detailed hnngnr drawing, was lo be presented today or tomorrow to Slate Adjutant General, Brig, Gen. Enrl T. Ricks in Little Rock. The brief was prepared by the Chamber of Commerce and representatives of groups backing the efforts have a proposed Arkansas Air National Ounrd Unit—to staff 50 officers and 303 enlisted men- located In BIytheville. Supporting groups include city officials, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi County Reserve Officers Association; and tho originators ot the action. The BIytheville Private Filers Association. Rear to Deliver Brief The brief Is to be delivered by Charles Rose, representing the various interested groups. Included Is a report of the survey on available personnel in the immediate area. This report indicates that there are 51 officers among the air reserve personnel within 20 miles of the Blythevillc Municipal Airport, and 160 enlisted men In the reserves. The address, rank, and military occupational specialty for each of the men Is shown In the brief. The brief reporU that geographically the location Is good, terrain flnt and adaptable to flying training with clearance conditions such that emergency procedures and landings are fairly safe operations nt their worst, and that the 5,000 feet long runways have city-owned clearances at the ends to make extension to 10,000 feet practicable. It also stated that there would be nn average of 300 flying days a year here. Facilities Here Listed Among the facilities mentioned as available at the alrirort for the unit, were the four 5,000-foot runways, seven taxi ways, night lighting, control towers now being planned for the new administration building, repnir shops, adequate operation and administration space, parking apron nnd motor pool, spur railroad to supply building, plans and materials available for construction of fireproof buildings, five 25,000-gallon gasoline storage tanks, commercial wire equipment installed by the Air Force, and space available for radar and radio towers. The brief also mentioned firc- flghting equipment, and pro|X>sed improvements. Compilation of Information for tbe brief has been underway for the past few months, and there, has been no Indication as to when It will be revealed where the unit will be located. Six other Arkansas Senate-House Group To Write Compromise. Version of Controls WASHINGTON, March 24. Mi— The House refused today to nri'opt Somite amendments to Its bill continuing rent controls. Tho derision will send tho mcnsuro to a Senate- House conference committee to work out i\ compromise. Rent controls will expire a week from lotlny. unless a compromise can bo reached and the hill put on President Truman's desk nl i|, u t lime. Neither Senate nor House bill makes lent controls us .strong or continues them as long as IMvVklenl Truman asked, Hut Democratic. leaders on Op- llol Hill described as a "pretty good Job" Ihc amended bill approved by the Senate lust night, fia to 10. Tliey didn't like a provision allowing "home rule" decontrol »t any lime." The House-approved measure also has n local option cluuse, although the Senate and Honsu decontrol systems differ In some respects Allows Rriil Hikes The Senate measure iwrmlls same rent Increases up to 10 per cent. Tho House nicnsurc provides for no percentage rent hikes, hut stipulates that, so far as practicable, tlio rent administrator must assure n reasonable return on reasonable value of rented i property. A 15-months continuation Is provided by Hie House bill. Control for "12 to 15" months was voted by the Semite. President Trumnu nsk- cd Hint the controls be strengthened and continued for 24 months boyond Marc], 31. The House appointed as lls conferees lo meet with the Senate these members of Its Banking Committee: Chairman Spence (D-Ky), Drown (D-On), Pallium (D-Tcx), Monro- noy (D-Oklal, Wolcott (R-Mlch). Gamble til-NY), and Kunkcl (R- Ponna). : Tlie Senate House conference group pliuis to moot tomorrow lo work out a compromise. Twenty-three Republicans Joined 45 Democrats In ramming tho Senate bill through. All the 10 votes against U were cast by Republicans —Senators Brlcker (Ohio), Duller (Neb), cordon (Ore), Eclon (Mont), Gurney (3D), Kern IMo), Mimdt (3D), Wherry (Neb). Williams (Del), and Young <ND>. i Administration lenders succeeded In batting down most amendments they contended would cripple rent control. Truman Inserted But In one case, the Democrats deserted President Truman In Inrgc numbers. That was on an amendment by Senator Mngmi.ion ID- Wash) to continue rent controls two years as Mr. Truman asked. That proposal was swamped, 15 to 10. Among others. Senator Lucas (D-I11), the majority lender, voted against It. So did 38 oilier Demo- Rankin Says Bill Is Now Dead; Vote Returns It to Committee WASHINGTON, March 24. (AP)—By a one-vote mar- Kin, Die Housu today shelved tho Knnkin veterans' pension bill. P A i-olU'iil) vote of 208 to 207 sent the measure back to the Vetwuns' Committee for further study. It is possible for the Veterans' Committee to write anew bill and send it buck to tho House at a later date. ' Put Chiiirninn Kimkhi (D-Miss.) told the House the vote to recommit meant that the bill is (lend. Dell Businessmen Form Civic Club; Elect Educator A. E. Culdwell Groundwork for tho incul of a Dell KIWHiits Club was col >nt. started (it a meeting In the school \ lunch room there, Tuesday night. About 35 Doll men, Interested In organizing a clvlu club, attended. Uia ' + "That kills this legislation lor thl» Congress," Rankin said. Rankin's bill already had been so amended that it bore little resemblance to his original proposal for $90 a month pensions at age 65 to all World War One and World War Two veterans, The vote lo throw It back to com- mlltce climaxed a scries of maneuvers' on the floor. Tho roll cull voto was first announced ns 200 to 208 against the motion. But on a recount, It developed that tho tabulators had erred on the flrafc count, ' . , Rep. McCormack (D-Mass.), presiding In Ilia Rbsenco from the city of Speaker Rayburn, ordered the recount on his own Initiative. Tho House silt in tense silence u tho mimes of each member and the way they voted were called out by clerks. It was so quiet the auto- matlo counter used by the clerk* could be heard clicking. Closest Vote Since '41 It was the closest vote on a major bill In tlie House since late In 1041 when, by a one-vole margin, a bill to continue the draft law wai passed. Two non-record votes preceded the. roll calls. >.••'. The first moved to strike out the ' bill's enacting clause—ordinarily a motion that kills a bill If it carries. That lost 168 to 158 on a standing meeting, and ae charter In KlW v to i. Tnt«rhnlional. motion crats and 38 Republicans. The 10 votes for the amendment were all by Democrats. They elected A. E. Oiddwcll president of the group, and named John Slovens, Jr., vice president; and O. E. Hunnlcutt, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Culdwcll Is superintendent ot sclioolH (it Dell mid formerly was principal of the Blythcviilc Junior High School. Directors are to be recommended to the club nt its next meeting by u nominating committee consisting of Russell Gill, James Tldwcll, and Charles Armslrong. O. E. Knudscn, president, of the Blyllievlllc Kiwanls Olub, Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury, A. S. Harrison and Tom A. Little, Jr., represented the Uiythcvllle club nt the organizational meeting, explaining Ihc requirements and procedure lor securing a charter, the purpose of Kiwanls club, and Us contribution to a community. The first action of the club was to select sponsoring of a Boy Scout troo]> as one of the project's. Dinner meetings will be conducted each Tuesday at 7 p,m. cities nre locations. under consideration as New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) Am. T & T i.|(j ' Am. Tobacco 683-8 Aluiconda 31 5-8 Beth Steel 31 7-8 Chrysler 53 5-8 John Deere 34 7-8 Cicn. Electric 38 1-8 Gen. Motors SD 1-4 Int. Harvester 24 Montgomery Ward 57 National Distillers 18 1-2 Lockheed Co ID 5-8 J. C. Penney 47 1-8 Radio . ,. 123-8 Republic Steel ..','. '. 213-8 Socony-Vacuum 157-8 Standard Oil N. J 67 1-2 Sears. Roebuck 37 Texas Co 547-8 U. S. Steel 73 3-8 Southern Pacific 421-4 $5 W/// Now Buy More Food in Arkansas That Five-Dollar Bill Will Get You More Groceries Than If Did Last July—When HCL Was at Its Peak By Harley Ptrshinf; LITTLE ROCK, March 24. (/P) — A five dollar bill will get you more groceries in Arkansas now than it did last July—when the cost of living was at its peak. Housewives also are able to buy most of their food cheaper at present than they could three months ago. Several agencies and organizations which keep a stop watch on the fast pace of the food dollar reported today that cost of groceries in Arkansas has taken a "decided downward dip." The reiwrt said lh-j shopper who buys on bargain days at the grocery store also Is getting a better break for her money than the housewife who shops spasmodically. One Individual checked at random in an Associated Press Survey said he found that his wife had been nble to save about *10 on the family budget during the last days. 30 He said the cost of feeding the three members of his family three months ago was about Wo a month Now they are eating three squares on a monthly food budget of 470. Don Gieene. secretary of the Arkansas Retail Grocers' Association, said his family grocery bill Is about 15 per cent lower this month than it was last July. Costs Down 5 lo 8 Per Cent Speaking for tlic association, Oreei.e reported the retail prices on essential Items In the family diet are aljout five to eight per cent lower this month than those of last December; about 12 to 15 per cent below prices of July, 1948. Molasses, saltmeat, corn meal and lard, which Greene said "are foods eaten most by low Income groups," are down about 20 per cent. Spokesmen for two Urge chain food stores said Arkansas, wlves have- been able to buy about five per cent more food for the grocery dollar during March than they could last December. A representative of the CIO said | he had found cost of most food- ' stuffs was down. However, he said the UIO Ir. Arkansas does not maintain a constant check on grocery price? in tbe state. A .spot check of food store nd- vcrtUemcnts in various newspapers in Arkansas shows that a good T- bonc s!f«k can be bought now for about 20 per 'cent less than the price last summer. The survey nlso reveals: A dozen eggs In July, 1948, sold for an average of 62 cents; this month the price is about 49 cents. Salad dressing is about 10 per cent lower. Soap is down six per cent, soap powders about lu " 12 W ccn t- A good fryer cost 69 cents a pound last summer, 59 cents a pound around Christmas time and now sells for an average ot 65 cents a pound. Bacon Also Down Good »iarics of bacon now are | selling on an average of 57 cents Tor a pound package. Last July the cost WHS anywhere from 65 crnts to 87 cents. Top grades of shortening cost ebout tl.19 for three pounds in 1948; the average price in December was $1.05, this week food stores are advertising the Item at Ivtwecn 89-94 cents. Slightly smaller decreases were noted in the price of cheese, flour, canned meats, canned fish, canned fruits and some vegetables. Prices on nj, least two ile:r.,s used daily In the average household has not changed in the last several months. . They are bread and sugar. Most Arkansans however arc re- cr Ing their milk at a lower price J, .* than the amount paid for a ''quart a few weeks ago. In Little Rock, dairies arc selling pasteurized milk for 19 cents a quart. Prices In other Arkansas cities range from 10 to 23 cents. Community Service Unit To Organize The organizational meeting for members ol the Community Service Council, which was created late last year by tho Blylhcvllle Chamber o[ Commerce as a coordinating Iwfty of civic organizations, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sundny at the Chamber of Commerce office. In announcing the meeting. J. L. Oimn. president of the Blythei'.llc Chamber of Commerce, said that 31 key representatives of various civic, religious and social groups would be brought together as a correlating body to lake over projects that need Joint sponsorship. The formation of the Community Service Council stemmed from the community development clinic conducted here last August. The new council will select its own officers, and will work In cooperation with Ihe Chamber of Commerce In arranging details of city betterment projects. It was indicated that one of the first things to be considered by the council would be a clean-up cnmpnign for Blythevllle. which probably will get underway soon after tho plans arc outlined Sunday. Directors of the community de- A teller vata on the carried then, 171 to l«S. The motion to send .the bill b«fk to com«)lttce followed/ feiip ' '' rplia'all taiiWMi« recouht'oF first announced -"on It. As originally called up,' RankTn'i • hill provided for R pension of $90 a month to all .World War I and U veterans at age 85, regardless of financial need. As It came back before the House , for its third day of debate, It looked something like a combined pension- bonus bill. The House tentatively accepted an amendment by Hep. /Jacobs (-ind.) knocking out the $90 pension figure nnd substituting what amounted .to a deferred bonus proposal. Tho Jacobs plan provides that all . veterans would be paid a flat f 10 a month nt age 65, plus an additional a month for each month of war service and another $3 a month for each month spent 'In an overseas theater of combat. Sets Financial Needi The House also adopted an amendment by Rep. Rogers (D-Fla) establishing a financial need 'yard. stick. Pensions would be barred to veterans whose Income Is over (2,000 a year If unmarried, or $3,000 If married or with dependents. Twice the , House refused to exclude World War II veterans from pension benefits. It first rejected an omnibus substitute for the RankJn bill offered' by Rep. Hubcr (D-Ohlo), and then turned down an ammendment by Rep. Kearney IR-NY) to limit pensions to World War I servicemen. Also voted down was another amendment by Rep. Camp (D-Ga.) to cut pensions lo 460 a month, and a proposal by Rep, Van Zandt (R- Pa.) which would have established' compensation benefits for disabilities incurred out of the service, Membership Limit For Country Club Is Raised to 200 The limits on membership In the re-organized Blythevllle Country Club was raised to 200 at a meeting of the board of directors In the City Hall, Tuesday night. The 50 Additional members will be taken from applications to be received through March 31. Previously the club had limited Its membership to 150. but the directors decided that the proposed club's facilities could easily accommodate 200. Applications for membership are being received by E. M. Regenold, chairman of the membership com- velopmcut clinic conducted here mlttce ' On 5 J - p - Lcntl - se cretal 7 of last summer have indicated that the cluo - " wns 'ndlcated that already approximately 50 applications for membership had been received over the ISO charter members. The members plan to obtain possession of the club house and golf. within the next few weeks a progress report will be made here, determining how the ideas advanced through the clinics have been completed. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 24—1:30 p.m. quotations: Opi j.Htgh Low Last Mar. (I960) . 2783 2TH3 2181 2783 May 3214 3218 3211 3215 July 3109 311S 3104 3109 Oct 2819 2822 2815 2820 Dec. 2797 2198 27M 279* course from the present lessee, E. B. Gee, covering 80 acres, nnd Install grass greens for the course. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Claat May .. 214 214* ail H 314H-X July .. 209 20CU 205* 207X-M*

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