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VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 77. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • TOB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOtoHlbAST A B viM«« ,«„ o,:,™,_ ^ * •*-• " k-J Blythevllle Courier" Brythevllle Heruld Japs May Place Wires, Electrically Charged, Around Foreign Areas Mississippi Valley trailer BiythevMu Dally News intended to S5V " es blostadeil BrIUil "HI, Other Japanese dispatches re- »ported tliat British authorities would seek tlie aid of Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, American navv commander-ln-chlef In the Fur East, In mediating between the British and the Japanese Yarnell is due in Tientsin to morrow to look over the sitimtloi British troops roused Uie ange of the Japanese at Tientsin loda by taking seven truckloads o vegetables into the blockaded con cessions past Japanese picket lines to relieve an Increasingly serlou ' food shortage. Tlie Domei report regarding tl. electric-charged wires came a fev hours later. Moving out of the British con cession in a warlike convoy th British troops .went to the Italian concession, loaded the trucks with vegetables and relumed unchal lenged to their own territory. The relief, however, was tempo rary. H. S. R. Barnes, secretary o the British municipal council, hac announced previously that then was only enough fresh food to las until tomorrow, though large stores of. rice and flour, and a considerable quantity of cold storage meats remained. Japanese added lo the food problem by allowing Chinese to move into the concession area freely, but permitting only a scattered few to leave, thus swelling the population The Japanese consulate genera' at Tientsin refused a formal request, by the British consulate general to relax restrictions on food transport and give British subjects equal treatment with other foreigner.? under the blockade. Replying- to the British request the Japanese said that their measures were "self defensive" and that consequently Japanese authorities would proceed "with their established policy." .! ^Dispatches from down- the coast said that Ihe food problem was Sisaang acute also it Kulangsii,_the .foreign arei of Amoy /tuthorltn live-sources here said that British and American warships might tnke food to the colony. The American, British and French navies have landing parties of 42 men each at Kulahgsu, where the Jopanese arc maintaining a naval food blockade. New York Cotton NEW YORK, June 19 (UP) — --Cotton closed steady, open high July Oct. Dec. Jan; Mar.". May. D25 843 an 805 .798: ' 131 933 850 824 8H- 804 797 low close 825 , !)31 843 '846 81? ? 805 797 791 4. Spots closed nominal al 991 820 808n 800 '9S up New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June 19 (UP) —Cotton closed steady, up two to off two points. open high low close JllI 5 r -. 932 938 930 935 S 0 ' .-, 852 858 852 853 Dec -.827 833 827 829 Jiln 81G 818 810 816 Milr 808 815 808 SOD sfa y 801 808 801 804 Spots closed nominal al 945 unchanged. Regard Tientsin Situation As Involving Broad International Questions ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Stale Officiai'To Discuss County's Financial Problems , June 10 (UP>Secretary of state Cordell "jn,n i n . broad n situation as "involving mid-national questions in Slates Is Tells Inquiry Board He Has No Complaint Against Men j. H. June 13 — Lieutenant Oliver P Na- commander of the submarine Squalus, said before a naval board of inquiry today that he had "jioth- fng but praise for the way all of us officers and men conducted themselves when the submersible Lfsted ns cost "defendant" the „ . m naval -officer was permitted to sit with the four board members and Join them in questioning witnesses. Natmin, last of 33 survivors to escape by diving bell when the Sqtialus sank off here last' month, voiced his praise of his men when the president asked if he had any complaint against any of the officers or crew of the ship. He said the United States was not concerned-In the original Incident nt Tientsin, which: brought ™ l e i'S 8 "*?. Wo(to(l0 <* «» Overpass Right Of Way Condemnation Suit Heard In .Court Heu A-clrcmt court jury «35 expected o fix,;in a verdict late today, the amount of damages 'required "to ompensate property owners for and appropriated for right of way ncl barrow pits in the construction r the Highway No. 61 overpass ver the Frisco tracks near Yarbro Defendants in the condemnation Toceedings, who required a jury o pass.upon, their damagciclnlms vf-m N ' Bunch ' B - A - Bl1 ^. •>• C.' Vlnttle, B. Yarbro and the Yarbro Telnodlst church trustees Members of the trial jury viewed ie right of way at noon.-Hern Torthcutl, chief counsel for the rkansas state highway department r/*etmtA/l Hm -i..i.>_ . . _•- ' resented the state's al B. Harrison roperty owners. case while represented tlie Stock Prices NEW YORK, June 19. (UP)—The stock market made gains ranging «P to one point In a dull session today. A - T. & T. • i 61 j. 2 Anaconda Copper .. 23 1-2 Beth, steel Boeing Air Chrysler 69 1-4 Cities Service 5 1-5 General Electric '.'.','. 35 i-g General Motors ! , 44 Int. Harvester ..... Montgomery Ward N .Y. Central Packard Kiillips Radio 55 1-4 22 1-8 58 1-2 51 1-8 H 1-4 3 1-4 35 5 7-8 Schenley '..'.'.', 13 [.« Sccony Vacuum It 3-4 Standard of N. J 43 Texas Corp. U. s. Steel . 38 1-2 47 Livestock Hogs, 10,000. Top, 675. 170-230 Ibs., 665-675. . 140-160 ibs., 585-610. Bulk sows, 475-565. Cattle, 3300. Steers, E15-960. Slaughter steers, 700-HOO. Nlixed yearlings. & heifers 8<W&00. Slaughter heifers, 700-975. Beef cows, 575-G75, Cullers & lo w cutters 425-550. 'ather-in-Law Also His Brother-in-Law CUMBERLAND, Md. (UP)—The larrlagc of Miss Maxine Oss to .enneth. Squartzwelder brought -bout a real martial tangle. To begin with, the bridegroom was a stepson of the bride's brother. Tills produced complications which: Made his father-in-law also his brother-in-law. Made the bride the mother-in- law of her husband's sister. Made the bride's father the step- grandfather of his son-in-law. Thai's as far as they've traced the relationship to date. High Winds Hit Near Bowling Green, Mo. BOWLING OliEEN, Mo., June 19 (UP) — Winds of cyclonic force swept through the west'of Bowling Green nt noon today, causing considerable property damage and injuring three persons. British ,, there. However, lic^'expressetT'the concern of the government with the nature and significance of subsequent developments" and their relationship lo developments In other parls of chinn." Hull's statement oppeared lo indicate thai this government will resist any Japanese attempt to drive a wedge between British «,,d American Interest.? in the far cn-st and thus to deal with the separately. Officials privately have expressed the view for several days that the Tientsin Incident was "a trial balloon" by Japanese authorities to determine how far they could move wilh safety against foreign rights and interests generally In china Meanwhile at Chungking, capital of China, U. S. Ambassador Nelson T. Johnson said tkal "something will- be done" about the British- Japanese dispute in Tientsin, Johnson, commenting on lug •weekend talks with Chinese government leaders, said tlmt Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Foreign Minister Wang were' Just as confident as ever "that the Chinese eventually would win the war" A probable plan for Mississippi county's llnniicial set-up will be outlined by J. Bryan Simsi Lead 01 the county audit division of the state _ comptrollers olllce, in . ;t meeting of (lie 1 Mississippi bounty Farm Bureau to be held here Thursday, July fi, n W ns announced today. Mr. Sims has been Invited to explain the plan he and n of Ills assistants will study this week which Is used in nichmond, Va., »ml which Is said to he one of the most modem methods of county bookkeeping in. the United Slal'es. The auditors left Little Rock Saturday for Richmond. This meeting win be the third held since the Mississippi County Farm Unreal, started a campaign to solve the county's financial nll- ments. •.. While the meeting is merely '•• & preliminary one,-at.which nothing definite will be done about chnnfe- Ign the system of bookkeeping In Mississippi county us the fa.'m bureau has no such authority, itils take more (axes to pay oft the in itebledness and get the county in i B«xl enough shiiiie for lls rum residents to have good roads am bridges. H is expected that the farm bu- ivnti will lake somo definite ncllo. following (he nest meeting. In statements made public, th county farm bureau members wer told tlmt the county general over- <lfiifl, Including outstanding war- ranls. was $62,044.21 county road overdraft, including outstanding rojul win-rants, was $41,34705' couiily bonds outstanding were $28- WM); outstanding notes on county form purchased was $8,400 mnk- believed by sponsors of the plan that a public explanation of j R model plan which might be used here would be satisfactory at lifts ctory nl this Since the farm bureau began 1U work on the matter, County Judfce S. L. Gladish lias announced that Mississippi county can be put on-ti cash basis by the flouting of a- botiil issue to take care of outstanding Indebtedness. j In the beginning, the farm group publicly announced that It was In fnvoi- of more taxes if It woujci , 11 total of $HO,393.1fl. Judge Glndlsli said that the county roiMl f t m<i K m| county bond mini and Ihe notes on the county fiirm are self ll<in|diitlii<f and dial the road deficit will be paid by the one-half cent turnback wlilch comes into ihe 'county in July. The county bonds are being paid "y approximately seven-tenths of a mill already aildcd lo the present 'uses. It Is said, and that the county farm notes will be taken care of by proceeds of the crop. That leaves the county general overdraft as the altcctlng debt nl present, according lo Judge Gladish, who Is advocating the doming of ix $50,000 bond issue to take care of Mils $02,000, which would ;ml the county on n cash basis, in Ills opinion.. To liquidate these jonds would require oil the present valuation, a nd additional tax of four tenths of a mill per year for 20 years. Morris Applebaum Dies At Yazoo City, Miss. Morris Applebaum, father of Louis, Philip and the late Jack Applebaum of Blylhevlllc and Joe Applebaum of Osceola, died suddenly at his home In Yazoo City Miss Sundav afternoon He wis He hid been feeling 111 nn^~ two days and his condition was not believed serious until a few minutes before his death. His sons left immediately for Yazoo Clly, accompanied by Uiolr sister, Mrs. Milton Dortcli of Memphis, where they joined their mother, Mrs. Annie Applebaum, their broiher, Harry Applebaum, and their sister, Mrs. N. Ostvov who live there. They accompanied the remains to Memphis early today where they were met by another sister, Mrs flarry Gerkson.of. Atchlson, Kan., Mrs. Jack Applebaum and Mrs.' Louis Applebaum of Dlythcville and other relatives. Funeral services were held this iftenioon at tlie National Funeral tone of Memphis and burial made n tlmt cfTy. A number of friends :roni Blytheville and Osceola motored down for the rites. Mr. Applebaum was widely mown through Mississippi, ivcd in Yazoo City for a number of years. Masons Will Meet On Tuesday Night Tlie Royal Arch ^fasons, 117, will iieet tomorro.tr night at the Hail t 7:30 o'clock for degree work, it MS announced today. Cvaighead County Judgment Against Bonding Company Approved . • 1 LITTLE ROCK, .JUnc 19. (UP)— The slate supreme tjourt 'today affirmed a CralgheaiTcomity clrciilt court decision in which the American Fidelity and Casualty company was ordered lo pay w. A;'Mckfe and Jhe pixie; Greyhound"••"lil'ivii $526.46 validri ;$2,43i.45 •-'respcctivily 'Hie case was an appeal fromMlie ower court's decision in which the Insurance company denied liability in a bus accident Dec. 20, 193G near Jonesb:ro, In which several persons were Injured. The high court affirmed a < j-car sentence Imposed' on J. „. Guise, former Scarcy comity col- SINGLB COPIES.FIVE CENI IW ISTH me Tornado Plays Havo« In Minnesota Town; 11 Killed, 200 Hurt Bankhead Says Senate Cooperation Will Make Deadline Likely lenders pla m)cl |o ,,k n ,,p the uculral- nt «N,°" blil ,' im wcck ' ni "nt with sennic cooperation ornament by July » stilus "e ninde (he Blatcmcnt after the ' weekly conference o kg is- lenders with PrcsWcnt nw«vclt at (ho WhHo House Bankhcnd's slnlcmoi.f came ns ho house prepared (o take u|> n <w lux bill designed to grant ".SIIDSS a portion of tho "(a* re- i, tJ, '' cl " nI " )Nl ' Including ellnv- iitlon of the undistributed profits .»x. Debute wiis'lo be limited to hree hours umi.iho bill wns ox- ccled to be passed in record time ometlmc this iifternoon John c. Dull, National Assocln- on of Manufacturers coimstl rgcd the senate education and In committees to make the , clos- 1 shop and chockoll systems meal and to amend the Wngner act o that employes as well us cni- loycis could be punished for un" cleaving debris left bv a. persons injuring more Mil Heads Bureau Of Navigation Manila Man Arrested On Liquor Law Charges Jim Crow, of Manila, was arrested last night on a charge of selling liquor without n license and selling liquor on Sunday. Slated to be given a hearing to- orrow morning In municipal court, he had .not :nade bond this afternoon. Oil Stove Explodes An oil stove exploded in the kitchen of the "Buddy" Anderson home at looo West Main street, 7:30 o'clock this morning, to cause slight fire damage to the ! kllchen. REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (UP) —Legends of burled pirate gold and of buried pirates were resurrected when a skeleton was dug up on Thompsons Island at the edse of the government canal. There are no records of anyone having been burled on the inland. • , «J UUIU1VJ< \_UV~ ton buyer, convicted January 13 of tills year for writing a $77* check en a bank In which lie had funds. Guise claimed tlie check had been written In 1S3B and thai the ciise wi.5 therefore outlawed by (he statute of limitations. Family Misses Diploma First Time In 12 Years ST. JOSEPH. MO. (UP)—For the first time In 12 years Mr. and Mrs Paul Westphelhig have no diploma to hang; on the wall. But the family has collected almost enough sheepskins lo paper llic wall. The diploma collection so far includes 1C from nine different schools. They were collected by six children. Four children are still in school am! the diploma yield is expected lo start again next year. They expect nt least eight more graduating certificate, 1 ;. Mrs. Crozier Breaks Arm While Skating Mrs. E. w. Crozlor is restlag very well nt the Walls hospital following a fall Saturday night In which she broke her arm. She was skating when the accident occurred. Supreme, Court Rules Helena, West Helena 'Can Own Airport Jointly LITTLE nbCK, June 10. (UP)— The stale supreme court today ii| held o Phillips county clrciilt ecmr decision, holding that the cities o Helena and West Helena ma Jointly ; operale a municipal alrnor >> Tlie ; decision was in thd.'case o Will nagsdale>ugalnst Mayor.,!}. 'I Harijravcs. and member.'; .of th Helena city council, in' which li sought lo enjoin the council fror issuing $16,000 worth of bond voted In an April nth election I nuance erection of an airporl West Helena residents voted $4 00 worth of bonds as Ihelr part o the airport costs. • ".• ' Attorneys for Hagsdale, In ap pealing to the high court, con tended thai amendment -13 cf ilu state's constitution, although al lowing cities' to vote bond_s for olr ports and parks made no provisions where two cities could consolidate their resources lo build a' landing field. -•,.'.: •The high court, In upholding .... lower court, said that Act 80 of the Acts of the 1939 legislature provided that any two or more cities might own and hold joini tenancy of airports and parks. Fire Blamed to Bird With Lighted Cigarette SHELLEY, Ida. (UP)—A cigarette butt and a bird scl fire lo the Shelley municipal park building. After the volunteer (Ire depart- uent extinguished the blaze, Investigators found it had started in a sparrow's nest where a bird had apparently carried n llghled cigarette. Smuggled Hen Disrupts University Convocation EDMONTON^ ITta, (UP) — A white leghorn took part In the convocation services of Die University of Alberta. A student apparently had smuggled the bird Into the auditorium where the services were being leld. Tlie audience was in an uproar }[as the hen cackled ana flopped about, seeking n place of refuge .mill it was caught and put out ot Ihe auditorium. Heart in Right Place, but Wrong r — 2Mh» t n < as > e new M the 0. S. Bureau of Navigation, Rear Admiral Chester W. 'f plclu , red at his desk in During Ihe World nf ». 0 ff N 'jnilz-was chief of staff of the American suu- maririe Jorcj, Chicago Wheat July Sept July Sept open high 70 7-8 71 ].B 71 3-4 72 Sow close 70 1-3 70 1-4 70 1-8 71 1-4 labor practices. '. W. Stoncbraker, representing Southern Association of Onm- nwitnl iron MamifBciuiers,- proofed against "Irresponsible ovgan- ers" of labor unions. The committee, canshtcrlnir t>rn- osod changes of the labor n-i a NUIB report which recognition 0 I principles of the labor act hat) In loss effected a minimum saving" of $33,400,- ooo for cmplojorA mid employes Other developments: 0. M. Clay, assistant gcnonil counsel of the Rccouslnidlon Finance Coipotation, (old a hou.sfc judiciary sub-committee consider ing a senate approved railroad reorganization bill tlmt the government ma> ue foiced to take over the railroad? uiuow they undergo sound -reoiganizalion. A senate commeice sub-commit- tec today approved an omnibus rivers and ' ' ^ a 'proposal. Dehydrating Mill Burns At Armorel One of the- most disastrous flro or (his section In a number o years occurred nt Aiinore! eml I Ills inornliii- .when the now Le Wilson company alfalfa ilehydrnl mill whs defrayed. 'J'lie loi 11 " 1 ^wn jio.000 nn < nd Ihcio wn? no Insui a»cc, It IB .sold. Thd cnlli-c mill was deslroycd by lames, dlscovere<l about 2:30 o'clock by a watchman, \\ho mid Ibo Ore had already nmdu much licnd In the inside of the building. There was $5000 woith of alfalfa in the mill and a carload of fee( on a railroad siding \ vns also destroyed but the (lames did not read <he nearby fuel tanks. Tho ; mill had hcen (n opciatloi only slightly moie than u month It was adjacent to the Wilson gi It hud not been announced Ih afternoon whether tho mill voul Ijo rebuilt. harbors bill, ^outlining olKhl-yeaV prpgrani. of 'f,' • \ ~ -~,~ ^ —H-'- -fff"* H^rB* 1 **!'-. w* flood cotrol, navlgailou and power projects to cogl $407,855,000, Tho Hill committee will act on the bill tomorrow. Representative Hugh Peterson ;lpem., Oa ) predicted the hou.sc conimlttee on public lands would make n fnvoinblo report today on his bill to homestead faun tenant families "and placu Uiese families on at least h sustenance : basls" Peterson still wojild empower Hie sccrelury of Interior to buy ip llen-secuicd obligations on form lands and distribute homestouUs , H ftlPPEI FfflBITIIP "Press Preview" Passage Acioss Atlantic - Most Impressive So Far MARSEILLES, Fiance, June 19 (UP)—Pan-American - Airways' Atlantic Clipper cohiplelcit a "press review" trans-Atlantic flight today In the record elapsed Time of 42 liours, 28 minutes. The Clipper arrived at Lisbon last night nt i no cn d of the ocean stage of Its joiuncy after a Illglit of 23 horns and 50 minutes fiom foil Washington airport, N, Y Actual (lying t mic over tho 4,050-mlle course fiom port Washington to tlie Azores, llicu to Lisbon nnd Marseilles was 2!) hours and EO niliiutcs. to needy fninlllcs through the general land ofllce. Threatens Warrants For Food Handlers Warrants for employes of public food handling places who have lot yet obtained health certificates vlll be served at bnco, it was nn- lounccd today by Mayor Marlon Williams, following expiration -of he time limit given tor securing he certificates. So far ns could be learned no warrants have yet been served al- l.ough the final dale was June 15. fnspection of certain places, rc- lorted as unsanitary, was being iiude today by members, of the Blythcvillc Ifeallh Department, 'here are out-door tollels, germ-' reeding places used for disposal f garbage, Jiag pens, water lines ot connected with the sewers, hlckcns running at large and un- rCreencd windows nnd doors In nu nerous sections of the city, accor I- ig lo complaints made lo authorl- les. Announcement., was made early i May that these conditions woiijd avc to be corrected or warrnnis ovdd be served bul none have yet ecu served, It is snid. •ivns tlie fastest trip In 18 ; — .. , clipper voyages across tlie Atlantic; both ensl and nest, and put the untied States. In n dcclshe load In the 10-year-old International race for supremacy In Allanllc service. ! I'i'ti Tho pnssngc \vai roiilliic and facilities were comparable lo the comfort, cuisine and the decoration of a modern, streamlined railroad train. > A dialing lain, which had been! Heavy Immediately after the lor-1 'Wdo hll, added lo the problems! of wikeri as (hey probed through n litter of wrecked buildings, up- ro ed liees nnd broken communication nnd power lines Within a few |,oi, H nfte the twister struck Stassen came here to assume .f chmgc of raring for /).<. iHi,, r ftnd homeless nnd tin Up! 16 slluatloi) k '«>» under con- Aulhoilllcs believed all victims said I. ?'" 1 hild l)Cen foilnd ' T "V * a ' 1 ' " 1Bl a scoie of the Injured if. Li 1','T collliltfo »- »nd estimated thai piopcrly damaEC would total nl 1Cilst ' $6 J ot J" nago ihree hundicd national euards- iiicii piitiolcd the streets The town Dopulatlon 6,000, was vlitually ™- maitlal law. A dins 0 9 p™, t«e''Wn't° mile, of Anoka and northwest o Mln- n>«•>» K It struete an automabne four Minneapolis per- riding, tossed it 5nn In which sons Hci na'n'ts n . occ Fn" r n?'"' 1 " "<""" at «« Vll- Ingc of Champlln, killed one man nnd wiccked several home" Then "• swept into Anoka, k led nve u " 5 " atl1 two ^o five wide dlngoimlly tlirouch the he"^ ta ? l , M S ""« re *»** ft «,»? c of li '° 5lor "'- "" With lessened foice, the "twist- 1 " i if '** ?, 1 Ccd "' » fe « "«» lo thu noitheast, before ' dljsolv- ng. A farmer living near Cedar ' away, • death llalf , a mtia T In llllle more than five minutes' % .%?, h , a " rlm "* conrse- -rt behind, in }i, e heavy, rain' f "'""""" - " " t terrible " In Girl Attacked, Then Murdered Chicago Corn open .high 49 5-8 50 51 3-4 51 1-2 low close •19 5-8 « ,1-4 51 51 1-8 His heart Is on right side of his body; his liver and appendix arc on , left, Angelo Guccione, .above, of Mlshawaka, fiid,, learned that these organs were placed in reverse when he went to doctor for routine examination. But, he claims, tl.ey'vo always functioned normally. tesume Selection Of Jury In Jeffers Case LOS ANGELES, June 19. (UP)— )efc:ise Counsel Lorrin Andrews today resumed questioning of prospective jurors in the trial of Rev. Jcc Jeffers and his wife, Zclln, on charges of Immoral conduct. • The t«o are accused of committing an immoral act In the presence of two witnesses, District Attorney's Investigator Vincent Higglns and Margaret Morgan, beauty parlor operator. Son, 40, and Father Meet for First Time ODESSA, Wash. (UP)—A father met his 40-year-old son for the first time here. The father was Andrew Kolli, retired section worker, and the son was William Koth, a refugee from Uie Dakotas. Koth and his wife separated before Ihe son was born. Tlie meet- Ing of:Ihe Iwo men was arranged by an acquaintance. Bound and gagged body of 12- year-old Marian Ellis, pictmed will, pet dog, was found by a brother in a culvert near her Nashville, Tenn., home. Police said slie "had been criminally assaulted, then slain. bin/new buildings, and about 250 homes wens destroyed or par- Inlly wiecked. At Ol.amplln, eight louses were «recked' At Cedar a church, a creamery, and (our hon- ei Hcio deslroyed, and 'a school m thrown fiom Its foundation i-arly resumption of normal wa- i, electric and telephone services vns promised. Utility companies "flit"^' 5 nt 1tork (liro »Sh°itt the immediately after (he storm tiuck, appeals for aid were sent ul via ladlo Doctors • nurses icdlcal supplies and ambulances uslicd 'to the scene from Minn"- polls and St. Paul. National uardsmen mobilized, and Amerian Legionnaires volunteered for ollce duly. Minneapolis sent two -Iliads of police. An emergency hospital was set' P In the high school Tlie Anoka ospltnl was Jammed with Injured They lay in hall.vays and on mattresses on tlie floors of rooms Physicians gave first aid at first by Uie nickering Ifghl of kerosene amps nnd candles, later, under. Die glare of lights run by emergency gasoline generators. Many 1 of the Injured were taken to hospitals In the Twin Cities. ' • It no* difficult to estimate the number of homeless Stassen promised that money would be taken from state lellef funds to care for the homeless pending rehabilitation The Red Cross set up emer- Cency headquarters, and was providing warm food and sleeping loom for many. That UIB death toll \vos not higher was due to two fortunate circumstance's'. The first was that rain and hall had fallen intermittently before the tornado struck. As a result, children who had thronged a carnival midway on the outskirts of the to«n had gone home The twister swept through the carnival grounds, wrecked the f err Is wheel and damaged the merry-go-round. The' second was that n district convention of the American Legion, with SCO attending, met in the city hall Instead of the armory as had been planned The armory was wrecked. All eyewitnesses to the disaster said there was no time to seek the safety of cellars and basements. Josephine Brant, 18, Minneapolis, savv the twister strike. With her parents, she had been on a fishing trip, and was approaching Anoka on the return trip. "We saw the black cloud from some distance away," she said. "Father thought it was coming (Continued on paje 6) WEATHER Arkansas—Mostly cloudy with thundershoners tonight and Tufts- day; cozier in extreme north por- tlcn tonight. MemplxU and vicinity—Thunder-' iliowcrs tonight and Tuesday, slightly cooler Tuesday. •

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