The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 2 Blytheville Daily Newt Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS : Self Defense Plea Wins Acquittal For Guin Holland Jurors Clear Marie Man of Blame for Killing Wife's Brother A Jury In Mississippi County Circuit Court In Osceola yesterday afternoon found Guin Holland of Marie not guilty In a case In whicl he was charged with first degree murder .The trial was before Judge Charles W Light of Paragould. A similar charge against his father, G. A. Holland, was dismissed 01 I the motion of II. G. Partlow, prosecuting attorney, and Myron T Nailling, deputy prosecutor for the I Osceola Division of the court. Gum Holland was charged will I having killed his brother-in-law Freddie Bynum, 24, on January in front of Holland's home. Holland claimed that he acted I defense of his own life when he fir ] ed a charge from a 12-gauge shot rum into Bynum's body when h •Speared at the Holland home afte | the men had met in a nearby store Says Victim Was Aggressor It was claimed that Bynuiii wa I armed with a revolver at the stoi and n weaixm was found after h I had been killed. The men argued i the store over a truck deal- Holland said he purchased U: track from his brother-in-law an that several weeks later Bynuni ob tained possession of the truck ai refused to return It. The fatal shooting followed » trip by Guin Holland to Osceola where he conferred with his atjor- ney Bruce Ivy, concerning steps to regain possession of his truck. Holland said Bynum accused him of having gene to Osceola to have him arrested and threatened his Holland's fattier was said to have handed the shotgun to his son Just before Bynnm was killed. He was arresled a short time after his son suii-eridered to Deputy Sheriff Dave Young in Osceola and admitted killing Bynuni. Negro Changes Flea Testimony In a murder cnsc .gainst Ellis Keys, Jr., Negro, was "eard in Osceola yesterday afternoon. The defendant withdrew his plea of not guilty during the trial and changed his plea to guilty. It was agreed that his sentence will be. » tTO rt eds Increase Firing nd Bombing Practice i Airlift's Corridors BERLIN, March 25. Ifl'l — III the ace of almost daily protests from le three Western powers, the Rus- ,ans today increased their firing nd 1 bombing practice in corridors used by the Berlin airlift. Whereas in the past the Russians usually announced no more than wo firing drills In a day by their tiers, they came out today with our announcements of ftlr-to-air iring practice at four points and a bombing drill at another place. Another three-power protest \vas odgcd against all these activities violations of quadripartite air safety rules. Foster Is Named To C. of C. Board Cotton Seed Broker To Fill Post Held By Sam H. Williams pther Wilson last December.:-* In anolher case, Noy Mays. Negro, entered a. plea of guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He will be sentenced lo serve a prison term of three years, court attaches said. Court was In recess today and E-uthie Davis, Negro woman, is to be tried Monday on a murder charge involving the death of Louis Conner, Negro, near Frenchman's Bayou last June. Cost of Living Almost Down To '48 Level WASHINGTON, March 25. M>) Living costs have slipped back a1 most to where they were at th start ol 1S48. The Bureau of , Labor Statistic reported last night that a I.I pe cent drop in its consumers price in ^.•Icx between January 15 and Fel K-uary 15 brought the cost, of livin to within 0.9 per cent of the fig lire for a year go. St. marked the fifth month In row during which there was a dro In the price of things people bu And it was one of the sharpest drop for one month since the war. The index is based on a compar s on between present prices and those of the 1935-1939 period 111 5G citie.;. The latest index wds 169 per cent of the average for those prewar y Clu -.s — 37 per cent higher than June. 1916. when price controls wne hited, -and 71 per ccnl higher than the figure for August, 1939. The bis drop came in food prices whose- index went down 2 5 per cent duvinp the month. That was still 16D.7 per cent of the 1935-1939 av- cra»e but it was eight points below the peak hit in July, 1948-or just vs-hcrn it was a year ago. E^gs. fits, oils and dairy products hit their lowest point In at least a year and a. half. Wearing apparel dropped 0.7 per cent and house furnishings 0.5 per cent during the month. But automobile prices went up a little, and the bureau reported a 0.2 per cent increase from mid- January to mict-F\;brunry 111 residential rents—a rent increase of 0.9 per cent for the three montns ending February 15. Paul D. Faster, Sr.. Blythevill cotlon .seed broker, yesterday wa named to the board of directors o the Chamber of Commerce to fi the vacancy created by the deal of Sam H. Williams, who was president of the First National Bank here. Mr. Foster was unanimously elected at a meeting of the board of directors yesterday In the chamber of Commerce office In City Hall. He has been an active member of the chamber for several years and is currently serving on Us Health, ifety and Traffic committee. In connection with the naming of le new director, the Board of Dl- ;ctors voted to send a resolution '. appreciation and sympathy to :r. Williams 1 family. Reports of two committees—Edu- itton and Agriculture—and decl- on to hold n referendum of "the hamber of Commerce members ) determine whether or not they avored daylight saving time for rkansas during the summer, were mong other actions of the ois yesterday. Name County Agent In his report on the proposed acuities of Ihe Agriculture Commit- ee. Chairman L. L. Ward, Jr., ask- d that the board approve thi laming of Keith Bilbrey. county gent for North Mississippi Coun y as a permanent member of th ommittee. The directors acted in accordance with the request of the ^ft']5' 1 ' ard explained 2i ~" "of Johnson grass -•5=-*aesira»r-- nmjor •P r °i e( " s to >e TmcrenMen by the committee. Oscar Fendler, chairman of the Education Committee, said that a ;roup -of educational leaders from Jonesboro had been asked to explain their nationally publicized educational program to the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce April 21. Prior to the meeting with,the chamber, the group will lead a discussion on education at the Blytheville Rotary club. ITeir program aimed at broadening the scope of education and covers all phases of education. Including methods of raising money to erect buildings and Provide necessary equipment. Among those expected to present the plan to the Blytheville organizations are Herb McAdams. Dr. Ralph Sloan nnd Callb Watson. Others Want Daylight Time Tile question of daylight saving time for Arkansas was called to at- State Assistance : or Schools Hits Peak in Arkansas Burdette Educator, Legislator Speaks At Rotary Luncheon Slate atd for education has reached Its peak, L. H. Autry, representative from Mississippi County md superintendent of Burdelte school, told members of tho Blytheville Rotary club at their luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble yesterday. Mr. Autry, in reviewing the most recent legislative session, poiiilcc out that one-half the funds provided by the revised revenue stn- biliZEillon act wns going to education. He suggested that. If educational funds were to be Incrcasec they must come from local support or Federal Aid or both. In this line he Indicated tha federal aid, now being consideret by a non-partisan group, had i good chance of being enncted, nn< that since the 18-mlll limit wa lifted in Arkansas last November there was a clmnce for local cdu caliona! funds to be increased. Although there was a $5,000.00 icrease In public school nj>propda ions during the leglslalure's ses Ion, it was the speakers opinloi hat per capita apportionments •outd remain approximately the amp, transportation aid the same, nd teaclicrs salary aid the same, ince the Increase would only nb- orb the cost of operating the school istricts as altered by the reorganl- ation act passed in November. Pressure I*ut on Governor In summarizing tli2 past session, vhlch Mr. Aulry termed as the nost expensive in history of Arkanas, he explained that the lurge appropriations were due to a young, nexperlencea and ambitious governor being hoiJelessly swamped with trying to fulfill campaign promises, and an unlimited riemnnd for public service from welfare, publu. Institutions, colleges, public schools and state employees. He explained that of the $335.000,000 appropriated $204.212,34C was stale money. $41.000,000 In excess of anticipated revenues. Mr. Aulry went on to expHiii that because of that the state would not get involved with defici spending, or go L;, debt for tha amount, but that |.though the money was authorized. It could not be suent because it would not be 'available. His review pointed out that taxpayers had not been hurt by new Silence and Shakespeare Win Oscars' for Wyman, Olivier SIR LAURENCE OLIVIKU "Hamlet" HOLLYWOOD, March 25-MV- Sllencc nnd Shakespeare won academy awards for Jane Wymtm ami Sir Laurence Oliver last night. Miss Wyman, 35-ycnr-old graduate of B pictures, was mimed best actress of 1918 for playing the raped deaf-mute In "Johnny Bel- indti." Oliver was given Hollywood's highest honor for his peformnnce tis JANE WYMAN "Johnny Belinda* "Hamlet." His British production was also mimed the best picture- of the year, miuklng the first time the award hns been handed across the sea. It was also n great night for tin: Hustons. Son John walked off with two gold statuettes for his writing and direction of "Tin- Treasure of See OSCAKS on 1'aee H County's Champion Speller for 1948 Repeats at 1949 Event; 15 Compete Bobby Williams, 12-year-old Dycss eighth grader, defied rnbblts feel, rossed fingers, good luck pennies, buckeyes and all other good luck okcns, and successfully defended his title nt champion speller in Mis- isslppl County, at the Spelling Bee In the Court House here this morning. ~~~ + It took Bobby less than an, hour nd 17 rounds of spelling to oust tie other 14 competitors lor the Itle and the right to represent the ounty In the Mid-South Spoiling 3ce to bo conducted In April by he Memphis Press Scimitar. Blythevllle Girl Is Rumierup Sharing honors with Bobby were Bonnie Nellie McCormlck, rcprcs cntlng the Blythevllle Junior High School, who took second place honors, nnd Charles Ooforlh from Sudbury, who went through IS successful rounds before lie misspelled •guardian." He was winner of the lazing Incident Brings Apologies Coaches Reprimanded By School Board for Hair-Clipping Orgy The cfireclors of the BlytlicvUlP School Board met- nt the school Insl night to dtscuss teacher contracts for the 1949-50 school term, the school building progrnm, nnd hcnrc protests from ptirciits of four boy Initiated Wednesday night into tli "B" Club, Hair-clipping nnd n long htk were objectionable features of th Initiation for the new winners of athletic letters in the school. \ Bpfore the board last night were tax levies, but that better collections of sales taxes and Income tnxes would account for Irom $2,000,000 to $5,000,000 in revenues due the state that hnve fnile to be collected befoj'e. Action of the legi.shunre which he mentioned briefly included the use tax bill, which will afford $200,000 in new revenues, revision of the income tax to give $2,500,000 additional revenue. Inclusion of beer, wine and whiskey in sales taxes, and the Increase in truck license fees. Some Tuxes Reduced He explained Lhat cigarette taxes had been, cut two cents, and thnt farmers would have $2,500,000 refunded on gns purchased for agriculture use. Prior to Mr. Autry's address, $3 third prize. Second place winner won n. $5 award and Bobby n $10, nnU each of the other contc.HttmU were given $2 for participating in the competition. The first round of spelling enm- Innted one speller and one by one the spellers tripped up on words most of the admlttcdy had "spelled a hundred times." until the unlucky I3tli round at the start jif which seven of the original spellers Conches Russell Ivtosley, John Staples and Trainer Sylvester Mosley. They apologized before the parents at last night's* board meeting for having allowed the boys to carry the Initiation activities into the hair-clippinp stage nnd the long hike home after ah automobile ride into the country. The board last nijfht took steps to prevent a recurrence of the hazing phnse of the initiation, anil the hike (no, by adopting a regulation requiring club sponsors to obtain clearing for inUalion activities from the superintendent of schools, the assistant superintendent and the principal of the school In which the club functions. Max Held, president of the board, said today that Coach James R. Fisher had no knowledge ofr-fiaz- ing activities Wednesday nl$ht. The Wednesday night events followed tention of the Blytheville directors j by a letter from the El Dorado I Chamber of Commerce, which in- I pointed a six-member committee to consider nominations for new officers. Their recommendations ,. . . „ i will be presented next Thursday. dieted they wanted similar groups The commlUee included Louis to join with them in requesting Governor McMnth to put Arkansas on daylight saving time during the summer months, ' R. A. Porter, chairman of the Membership Committee, said that the membership was growing slowly and that efforts were still being made to enlist nil old members for new memberships so activities ol President Alvin Huffman, Jr.. np-1 ^ ^ inU | nt | on nt the school the chamber could be increased. President J. L. Gunn also asked :iat the members '-ooperate in for- lation of the new Community crvice Council. !?• Hearing in Accident Case Is Continued Hearing for Carl Baker of Leach ville on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor am leaving the scene of an acciden was continued until Wednesday h Municipal Court this morning. Bone was set at $250. ' Baker was arrested last night b; Deputy Sheriff J. w. McHaney of Leachville when he failed !• stop after his cnr was Involved li a minor accident three miles sontl of LeAchvllle on Highway 18. In other action, Bill Johnson o Leachville was fined $25 and cosl on a charge of driving while unde the influence ol liquor. Cherry. Jim Dates, W. P. McDanlel, Ed Ferguson, Harry Kirby, and Bob Klrsnher. Mr. Antry was Introduced by Noble Gill, who was in charge of yesterday's program. Guests included Russell Prates. Dodson Barker. Edward Denman, Conard Frane, alt of Stccle. J. E. Tcaford of Osceola and W. J. Henry 'f Little Rock. •/oyfi Man Homed Head "){ Peace Officers Group KENNETT. Mo., March 25, (/P) -- Burlcy Chirm, of Hayti. nnd Inspector for the Missouri Public Service Commission, was elected preside])! of the Southeast Missouri Peace Officers Association at a meeting here last night. Vice Presidents include Frisco Spec-.:.! Agent E. Cummins of Hayti, Sheriff Ogie Sellinger of Iron County and Sgt. Ed Bond of Caps irardeau Police Department. Weathei which Is nn annual event and sanctioned by school authorities. More than 25 boys were initiated Into the club. Because of the hair- clipping affair, most of ttie boys went to the barber shop to get the Job finished with a head shave. New Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, lonlgh and Saturday. Scattered showers and thundershowers tonight and Saturday.. Slightly cooler north portion this afternoon. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness tonight and Saturday with slioners and thunderstorms. Not so warm extreme southeast tonight. Continued mild Saturday. Low tonight, 40-50; high Saturday upper 50's and low 60's. Minimum this morning—56. Maximum, yesterday—79. Sunset today—6:16. Sunrise lomorrow—5:66. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.32. Total since Jan. 1—16.27. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—67.5. . Normal mean lor March—51.2. Sales Manager, Engineer Named For Electric Firm C. V. Scbaugh. owner of the City Electric Company, today announced he np|X)intment of Dale Brlggs as sales manager, and Ralph Phillips as heating nnd air conditioning engineer for the firm. Mr. Briggs Is n graduate of Oklahoma A. and M. College. He served four and one-half years In the Army Air Corps and hns been operating a gasoline business since ho obtained his discharge. Mr. Phillips is a graduate In mechanical engineering at Purdue University and for seven years was with the York Corporation as engineer and supervisor of installation of air conditioning units. The City Electric Company has been named distributor here for York nlr conditioning units, and for Dclco heating plants. The salesroom at the electric firm has been remodelled nnd enlarged Mr. Sebnngh said. The walls were reflnlshcd with multi-tone Cclotex paneling, the floors covered witV colored rubber tile and fixtures in beige. Fluorescent lights were Installed. (1:30 I 1 . SI. Quotations) Am. T &, T .............. 145 5-8 Am. Tobacco ............ 677-8 Anaconda ............... 313-8 Belh Steel ............... 31 1-2 Chrysler ................. 52 1-4 John Deere .............. 35 Gen. Electric ............ 373-8 Gen. Motors ...... .~?. ..... 58 3-i Int. Harvester ............ 233-4 Montgomery Ward ........ 51 Lockheed . ............ 19 1-8 National Distillers ........ 18 1-2 J. C. Penney ............ 47 Radio . . . ................ 12 1-4 Republic Slccl ............ 233- ocony-Vncuum ......... 16 landard Oil N. J ......... 66 1-2 Foodhandlers' Health Certificates Termed Safeguard for the Customers Reaction to the city's new ordinance requiring health certificates for oodhandlers was greeted today with mixed degrees of approval. ^ cross-section of firms effected* New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 24—1:30 p.m quotations: Oi>cn High Low I Mar, (1950) . 2785 2785 278B 2785 May . .. .. 3218 3220 3214 3218 July 3113 3114 3109 311 Oct 2823 2826 2810 2 5 2 Dec 2799 2803 2798 280 were still standing. They were: Gaye Wftddell of Osceola, Gene Wftde of Dell, Bonnie Nolle, Charles. Jack Proffltt of WhJtton, Elnora Halfncre of Blnok- walcr, and the winner. In quick succession "partial," "unanimous," "slew," and "exqulste" put four out of tho running. After Charles failed to sprll "guardlnn" correctly, Bonnie misspelled "kerosene", nnd Bobby ROS Just two steps from victory. He spelled "kerosene" corrcclly and then won by corectly spelling "gnso- llne." Tn Enter Mid-Soiilh Cnnstcst Lust year Bobby competed agnlnst 8 spellers" and camo out winner, nd the contest lasted several hours, nri contestants were more pcr.sist- int. He reprcsentated the county at Memphis In the Mid-South compet- tion, ami was still standing with itx others when "nonchalance" ;amc up for him to spell. He won a .25 bond there, nnd n $25 bond icre lust year, and so all In all hns accumllatcd 560 for his ability to spell. His award today came from L. O. Nnsh of Delta Implements Co. while second prize wns awarded by Philips Motor Co. third by Hlythevillc Courier News and the entrants' awards of S2 each by the Swift Oil Mills. Contestants in the order they spelled were: Gr\yc Waddell. Oscco- ]a. Danny Cobb, Centra], Donna Newsom, Lcachvllte: Gene Wade, Dell: Bonnie Nellie, McCormlck Junior Hlirli: Chnrlcs Gofortll from Siirihury, Jackie. Proffttt of Whit- toij. Elnorn Hnlfacre. Blackwalcr; William Davis of Wilson; Frunm Borowsky of Manila, Billy Dean Loll of Lost Cane. Betty Joe Don- ncr of Promised •Land, Maxlnc Sexton. Boynton. Bobby Williams of Dyess and Joanne Griffin of Luxora. Prank Douglas, Mrs. Kendall Berry and P. K. cooley were Judges for the spelling event, and Frank Whitworth pronounced the words. 'Axis Sally'Given 10to30Yearson Treason Charge Federal Judge Also Fines Propagandist For Nazis $10,000 WASHINGTON. Mur. 25. WIV-MH- di-eil E. (Axis Sally) Glllurs today wns sentenced to 10 to M yrais In prison for treason. Federal JutlRO M. Cumin also fined her $10.000. I/oss of clltzcnshlp Is automatic on convk-tlon of treason. Miss Clllliirs, 48-yeur-old Muliiii- born womnn, wu.i convicted March 10. Kcnlcnct was delayed utitll her nlUniu'ys could nrgue motions for n new Irlnl. Just before passing seiiU'iU'o, JudKC Cnrrnn denied these uiollons. Jnmi's J. liumlilhi, 'attorney for Miss DlHars, served notice of an nppail. He told reporters the would be fought up lo the Su|>retno Court. Miss Glllars broadcast the "Axis Sully" iirogrums for thu Nu/.l ratlin durlni- Ihe war. Her treason convlc- llon was based on Iho bixmdcas 0110 propnKLinda drnum called "Vis- loll of "nvarilon." llcloro' passing scnli'iici!. JIK!J;C Cnrrnn remarked Umt the trln evidence showed UnU Miss Otlhrs did not take rmrl In high love Nii/l propngauriii policy conferenur. ns wns the cnso of Douylns Chandler nnd Robert Henry Host. Chandler nnd Best were othc Americans who gnve prormgiuida all to the Geminns. They were Irlci for treason nl Boston and scntctio cd lo life. "You nre now going on 411, lhat correct?" Judge Oiirrnn nsk cd. "Yes," Miss Glllnrs replied. The Judge then pronounced 111 senlcncc. First, curran, nfter denyluK 11 motion for a new trlnl, dtrcrtrc Miss Clllliirs lo slnnd up. lie nuke her If she cured to nay niiylliln explaining lhat sho (lid hnve lo ( so. .She Immediately launched In statement which the judge called arRUment. Ho said he did not want her make nu niBUmcnt, conuncnlli thnt her attorney, Jnmcs J. Lnuiih- lln, already hnd 0- fin thnt. She said several times. "I don't understand" how tho Jury convicted hor. Miss Glltnrs wns convicted of one of the clitlit nllclicil .treasonable acts on which the government offered evidence. No evidence wns presented on two others set fM-th in the indictment. Tho "Vision of Invasion," wnn broadcast by the Mauls a month before the Alllca Inndcd hi Normandy. Rites Sunday ITc. Ivan K. lluvlll Mlllt'iiy funeral services w.lll bi. mductcd Suiuluy tor Pfn. Ivan l : evlll, S7, son tit Mr. nnd Mrs. Hub: cvlll ol Oosncll. nt llio Krilvcsldo Klimvood ComoUTy. ollaluus rites will bo conducted 2 p. in. Sunday at the tlosnell aptist Church liy tho Kcv. 1'. H. criilgiui. I'rlvitlo licvlll was killed Okinawa March 10. 1015. The 'Hilary rlk's will bo conducted by d Cuson 1' a4 of Tho American -eglon. Hays Sullivan Again to Head Association Hays Sulllvnn of Burdcltc was nominated by a special cruiunHtCL of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association yesterday to serve his second year ns president of the organiznllon, Three other officers. Steve Ralph, first vice-president of O.scoola, Mrs. W. n. Brown, third vice-president of Manila, nnd Joe Evans, treasurer of Blythevllle, were also nominated to relnln their offices. Mrs. Carroll Wnt.son of Osceola was nominated for secretary, nnd William Wyatt of Number Nine was nominated as second vice president. R. W. Nichols of Armnrcl was chairman of the nominating committee and will present the recommendations of the committee to the association's board at a meeting In April. Oilier nominations will be accepted from tho floor. Those serving with Mr. Nichols on the nominating committee Included the Rev. Lester D. Strubhnr nnd Alvin Huffman, Jr., both of Blythevllle. They met yesterday with Mr. Sullivan and Mrs, C. O. Redman, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, in the tuberculosis association office at (he court houje lo select the nominees. by the ordinance, passed by the City is also posiblc to pick up diseases. Council Wednesday night, was surveyed and typical reActlon was that such health requirements are both ner.cssary and "a good thing." The ordinance, touching all phases of I'oodhandling In every firin dispensing food or drink lor public consumption, requires food handlers to be examined and found Iree of tulx?rcutosis, venereal and other contagious diseases in order to hold their Jobs. Passage ol this ordinance Ls not iikely to make employes harder to obtain or Inconvenience the owners or managers of firms selling food and cirink, according to Ihe survey. The manager of one such firm said that, if anything, such health requirements should help business by reassuring the customers. Another, however, threw some cold water on thU proposition. It lie said, by handling such things as much-used door-knobs and other often-handled items outside the ken of legislation. A majority of the owners and managers Interviewed asserled that the city "should have and should enforce" such health measures. Like any law, one man poinled out, this measure "win be worthless if not enforced." Nearly all said their employes had either taken advantage of tlic last appearance of the free chest x-ray unit here or had passed other physical examinations before the ordinance was passed. While the degree of enthusiasm varied, all were In agreement that the ordinance was a creditable health measure needed in Blytheville. The ordinance was drawn up and sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Sam H. Williams' Will Is Admitted To Probate Here The last will and testament o Sam H. Williams, president ot tli First Nations! Bunk In Blythevllle was admitted lo probate Wednesday The will. In the handwriting o Mr. Williams himself, bequeathed all of Ills property to his two daugh ters. Virginia and Martha F.llen subject to dower, liomrslratl niv statutory rights of his widow Mrs Corrine Welch Williams. W. L. Taylor of Memphis Tain for many years a personal friem and business ftssoctale of Mr. Will lams, wns named cxruitor In sati wllli-wlth power-<to dispose of a' stoclu, bonds and other eprsonr property. Mr. Taylor Immediately qunllfic as executor. He was formerly prcs Idcnt of the First National Bnn of Blythevllle nnd his father wa one of the rounders of the loca bank. Mr. Taylor Is president of th Osceola Census Shows Big Gain Population Count Stands at 4,748; More May Bo Added Oiceoln Is assured ot becoming n city of Iho flist, clu.s.1 It wiia announced today by Dane K. Fergus, president of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Although Inhulntlon has not been completed nnd returns rc-chcckcd, Hie lin'nd Mothers club taking Iho clly-wldu census niwtisoreil by Iho Chamber of Commerce, have com- lilclcd their assigned areas. Totals of the census ns Uabulaled :o tlatc were revealed by Ralph Wilson, who Is tabulating tho returns for HIP chamber of Commerce, to- bo 4,148. Mr. Furgiu stated, lhat complete returns would show Osceola wllti a ix>pulntlon between 4,fiOO ami 5000. Certification of Iho cen-' MIS will lie made by the Chamber of Commerce, to Ihe Oily Council, wlncli is expcclcd In turn to rc-classiflcatlon from a city of the second-class to B clly ol the first Clll.SH. Mr. Fer|!i« pointed out 'lhat the Osceola Chamber of Commerco, sjHiusors of the censim, had first requested the council lo have a Federal census but when It was determined that it would cost the city some $700 to have a Federal supervisor lake the census, tho Chamber of commerce mnilc provisions for the takhiR of llic census locally. Mr. Fergus further ]x>lnted out that the Chamber of Commerce hnd two main purposes In taking the nsus, Dial of ro-clnsslfytng the ity to the first class and Hint of rovldlng additional municipal uriiback revenue for tho city. If Osceola receives the same rate lD4fl In municipal turnback rev- mics as It did In 1948. It will re- cive nn additional $5.585.74 due to akiig of the census which tncom- lele returns shows an increase of ,522 people over the 1040 census r approximately a 48 per cent gain. 500,000 Asked For Projects on Arkansas River WASHINGTON. March 25. Wl — An appropriation of $500,000 to urther plans for the overall Ark- insns River development progrnm s Included in llic appropriations >lll before the House today. This is the amount recommended in the budget. A like amount mis voted last year and Army engineers have said It will take nnolli- Sl.000.000 to complete the plans for all the works involved. The multi-million overall plan Involves a nine-foot navigation channel on the Arkansas and seven! flood control and power dams in Arkansas and Oklahoma. However, when Congress authorized the project several years ago It set n $55.000,000 ceiling on appropriations and said this $55,000,000 should go to construct the Eufaula- Dam in Oklahoma, Long Picket Line Forms to Protest 'Peace' Meeting 2,000 Watch 150 Object to Conference Bearing 'Red' Label NEW YORK, March 25 W) Foes of the "world peace" conferenca begun a mass picketing demonstration outsldo tho Waldorf-Astoria Hotel today at tha hour foreign delegates started a new« conference Inside. Nearly 2,000 persons, gathered In Piu'k Avenue, looked on as 180 men nnd women began their march of protest against tho controversial cnllurnt mid Scientific Confercn o for World 1'cnco, which Ihe Stats Department hns labeled "a sound- propngaiida.'* The marchers carried draped flnga of countries of cardinal Mlndsenty In Hungary, Some wore colorful coslumcs of their nallvo European IlllUlS. No Disorder Ono hundred poltcemcn were on hand, but there wns no disorder. One high pollco official remarked thai "Iho best thing that could happen would ho that the pickets would txjllcc themselves nnd there would be no need for police." From Iho crowd ot onlookers one well-dressed man called out "It would bo better to Ignore them.*' Another shouted "Leave the Communists alone, don't pay any attention to them. They thrive on publicity." Ono marcher curried a sign showing Cardinal Mlndszenly behind barbed wire, nnd bore a quotation from the Cardinal "my enemies can take from mo no more than my llfo nnd thnt has already b«en given to God." Another sign showed the Cardinal nailed to n crucifix made of the Soviet hammer and sickle. Tho demonstration wns sponsor-^ cd by Iho newly-formed people'!* commlltco for freedom of religion; Delegates' to the conference look^ cd neither to tlio right or loft thoy entered Ilia park Avnue en- trnnco to the hotel. Tho sponsors of tho conference hnd asked police to protect delegates from posslbl* Interference In attending the three- day Hessians beginning tonight at tho Waldorf-Astoria. Picket IJnni Grow , As the demonstration proceeded, ~s additional pickets Joined the Marcly ;^ Women said their rosaries and other persons in line offered an invocation for freedom ot religion. The main entrance to the hot«l was kept clear, but there were two lines of pickets In Park Avenue, one on each side nf the entrance. An the number of ninrchera . grew, police opened the block In BOth Street, between Park and, Lexington Avenues, along tho north side at tho hotel. . Park Avenuo traffic was slowed by tho demonstration and the onlookers. Pollco kept the spectators Fcdelar Compress Company, and Warehous Avewcd purpose of the three-day conclave, described by the State Department as an outlet for Communist propaganda, Is to seek menus for furthering International cooperation. Bulldozers, Guardsmen Battle Break in Levee BATON ROUGE, La., March 25. Wi—Bulldozers, laborers and National Guardsmen are battling to block a levee break where the swift, muddy Mlsslaippl Is churning throuch. Only the (net the mighty stream Is at low level prevented disaster, s;ild -csidents In the flood zone Nicholas Kalovich, sup' intend- ent of U.S. District Engines, said the swift flowing gap slioulfl be closed sonietiiin! today. Rankin Offers Pension Bill For Older Vets WASHINGTON, March 25. OT — Rep. Rankin (D-Miss) today introduced a new veterans pension bill limited to cx-scrvlcenien of World Wnr One. He told the House he hopes to bring it'to the floor "In n short time." Tho measure calls for $72 a month pensions to veterans of the 1917-18 wnr when they reach age 65 provided their Income docs not exceed $2.000 a year if unmarried or $3,000 If married, or with dependents. ' By a wobblly one-vote margin, the House voted to send the amendment-riddled bill, offered by Rep. Rnnkln (D-Miss), back to the veteran Committee for "further consideration." This usually means the end of action, Administration leaders, who had op|>oscd the bill as being too expensive, were delighted . with their slender victory. President Truman told his news conference the House vote was a constructive, forward looking step, which made him exceedingly happy. The man who started the measure sliding toward a commlUce shelf was himself a much-decorated combnt veteran of World War II, Rep. Tengue (D-Tex). Teague, who holds 11 decorations, was elected in 1946 while he was a patient at the Army's Walter Reed Hospital here. The measure was sent back to the committee on Te ague's motion, upheld by the House. Soybeans May July (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close 212(4,214'A 21U4 214M-2U 20T/5 208K 205)4 208%-H Tourist Court and Cafe Plan Formal Opening O. S. Bnggctt, Blytheville cafe operator, today announced that formal opening of his new tourist court and cafe, on West Highway 18 will be held tomorrow. Called the "Lost Boy Court," these tourist accommodations include 10 two-room apartments and 13 single room cabins. Mr. nnd Mrs. W. M. McDanlel will manage the tourist court for him, Mr. Bnggett said. The tourist court Is located opposite the David Acres housing devel- . opment.

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