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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 4 Blythevllle Dally News BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1049 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS .ouis A. Johnson fakes Oath Amid 'omp, Ceremony Elaborate Installation Staged for New U.S. Secretary of Defense WASHINGTON, March 23. (/Ft — mis Johnson was sworn in today ; -secretary of defense in the most • elaborate installation of a cabinet lofficer Ihe capital has ever seen. I Johnson, a 58-year-old Clarks- Iburg, W.Va., atlorney, succeeded IJiimcg V. Porrc-stal, a New York Ihankcr. Porrcstal had held the of- Ifice since it was created by pass- lagc oi the Armed Services TJnifica- Ition Act in June, 1947. I The swearing-in ceremony, color- ll'ul with military iwmp, was held in Ithe open five-acre center court of 1 the Pentagon. 1 Thii oath of office was adminis- llcred by Chief Justice Fred W. Vin- Ison before a crowd estimated at Tornadoes Miss Blytheville But Streets Flooded Driven by heavy winrts, torrential rains lashed Blytheville Saturday afternoon with 3.<H inches of rain- ull. This coupled with Hie 1.64 iches which fell Friday made a otal of 4.68 indies in the two-day riod 73lythcville's escape from the tor- ladoes that hopped, skipped and Diped across the state Saturday vus a narrow one. The storms be• nn in Southwest Arkansas and proceeded northeastward along a line that headed almost straight for Blythcville. Tho heavy rains, which brought :he year's total since Jan. 1 to 20.95 inches, flooded lawns, streets and nearby fartn land. Little actual damage was reported, however. plagued by unfavorable weather, farmers will be further delayed In preparing fields for planting because of the heavy rains. 'em/scot County Couple, Watching One Storm, Victims of Sneak Tornado Near Caruthersville CAKUTI11SRSVILLK, Mo., Mar. 28.—Five persons were injured, one of them serious, nciir here lute Snturclny afternoon and two of the victims wore caught by a sneak lor- ido which wrecked their home while they were watching what nopcnrcd to he another oi'm leveling tenant nouses a short distance from them. The victims of the sneak tornado^—. - .. ere Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Parsons. He Mrs. Johnson sat in the front row I of spectators, appearing very prouc land smiling. With her was Mrs ] Pcrle Mesta, well known Washing- f ton hosts, who worked closely with ] Johnson in the political campaign. In the audience were members o! I the, cabinet, including Attorney I Genera! Clark, Secretary of the I Treasury Snyder, Secretary of Interior Krug. There also was a large delegation from the American Lc I gion which Johnson at one time I headed. All around the Pentagon head- I quarters of the frequently squabbling Army. Navy and Air Force, Hie brass and semi-brass were asking: How tough will he be? It is true | that, he intend." knocking heads together? Will there be some new I faces about tlie council table? Those who know Johnson said lie held no thought of belligerency I or of Immediate wholesale changes In the personnel of the national military establishment. But they advised strongly against any continuation of the interscrvlce quar- S^The Pentagon wanted to say military goodbye to the outgoing defense secretary a.iid it was for James Forreslal. thai the •/.troops. tin; baud);: ;$fc^MikJ|^ft5 ir i tshcs of dru^Ji^^HIM^B^^W^ .* dcred The r Arr~'FoT£c,'.W?*na'Yy-a' the Army each may have resented the restraints the firsi defense; secretary sought to put on them. But Ftprrestal personally was respected and liked. Tlie grey little man -with" the fighter's face came to Washington ifiered two broken ribs, one of lem fractured In two plncns, and .so a pelvis fracture. Mrs. Parsons iffered a wrist injury. Th other victim were LoUle Iruham and Will Carlcr and his 'ife Negroes. The Graham woman as hurt when a stove toppled over n her and the Carter woman suf- ered a leg Injury. The five victims, after receiving ledlca! treatment here, were re- ,irii«l to the Caiiady Switch com- unilty whore they are being cured or in the homes of neighbors. The n'ce tenant houses were on the Cloyi, Ilancllcy farm, seven mlle-> outhwcsl of Caruthersville. The storms struck about 6 p.m. Caruthcrsvllle was without electric- ty lor a short lime after 13 hl-llne K>les were broken. The lines carried 13.000 and 6,000 volls. The, Arkiiu- ;as-Missouri Power company, yvl served the area, quickly connected vl'.h another circuit from the lorlhwest and lights were olfoulyi' short time. Victims Were Watching Slnrm Partons stated that he ami Mrs Parsons were watching a heavy blacs cloud In the Southwest In tlie vicinity of Micola and moving toward them very rapidly when the small tornado from the Northwest struck the three houses, making kindling wood of them. Parsons stated that when the twister hit. his two room house was picked up and shaken three or four times, then split in half and the front room half started rolling across the field. Parsons said he found himself in the attic, although there were no holes in the celling to permit him lo get into the attic. The attic was lilted clear of the other wreckage and sailed through the air for some 150 feet, reaching a height of 20 feet before he was dropped in a plowed field. All three houses were two-room box type dwellings with tin roofs. They were smashed into kindling with the exception of the floor sec>'°» s w » icl1 w "e dropped a few feel County's Champion Spellers Tornadoes Kill 17 in Arkansas Nearly 100 Injured As Windstorms Cut Swath Across State LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 2 —I/Pi— Arkansas iwrpared today t bury its dead after the state's sec ond disastrous tornado In less tha: three months. Seventeen persons were killed an 98 or more injured when a twiste cut a narrow path some 160 mile long diagonally across the stal from southwest to northeast Satur day afternoon. The Red Cross said at least IS families were affected and tha many of this number were le homeless. Most stricken families—thos members not in hospitals—foun shelter with friends or through tl Red Cross and other relief agencie In the England-Scott plantatlo area, where the death toll and dan- age were heaviest, the Red Cro distributed clothing and bedding to i " 150 persons. Fifty tents for home- fom the foundation. The other less families were expected today. Blood plasma was administered to victims needing^ it. , '— •••••--••'»--•--•= ' -•- wiled, and plantation fttallties were at Whelen Springs. Balch and near McCrorv. 30 Still Hospifaliicd Of the approximately 30 victims ntlll at Little Rock hospitals, five —Courier News Fhoto Bobby Williams of Dycss (center) proved that practice docs innkL perfect, when he was .named champion speller for Mississippi County from a group of 15 contestant. He won (he title In 104b and again lasi Friday. His closest contender for this year's title were Iloiinic Nellie Me Cormlck, a Blytheville Junior High student second place winner; nnrt Charles Goforlh, (right) entrant from Sudbury School. Bobby said In practiced spelling every day, somellmes spelling foe ns long ns two Hours He will represent Mississippi County in the Mid-South Siiflllng Uce Ii Memphis next month. He placed seventh In that event lust year. were reported in a critical condition. Most of the injured from the England area brought lo Little ..„ ------ - , nine years ago. Thin-lipped, silent, Roc ii., but a few went to Pine Bluff. l arrived here as one of the small band of men Franklin O. Roosevelt, chose to help him at the White House because they had a "passion for anonymity." He moved jrom there to the Navy Department to become under secretary, then secretary. He didn't enter the government service to make more money. The banking firm business pays better. Even the anonymity is better. Except for the fact, that both men smok pipes and don't need to worry about money, Forrestal and Johnson have little in common. JoluisoVi is big, powerfully built, blunt spoken, a veteran of many skirmishes on convention floors. He' has the reputation of being politically skillful—at least he raised tuuds so-successfully for President ^Sruman's campaign that the Democratic National Committee found ilsclf with a satisfying surplus. Now he becomes the civilian chief of all the armed forces, responsible only to tlie President and Congress. Others were hospitalized in other cities. Crowds of curious Sunday Motorists jammed the England area yesterday, bringing traffic in some places almost to a halt. State Police and sheriff's deputies blocked off a section of Highway 30, where power ines had blown down. Saturday night the crowded highways had hampered rescue work and removal of the injured to hospitals. The England section was the second area struck where the storm ivas severe. At Whelen Springs, small lumber town near Arkadel- phla, the tornado hit first, killing one woman and injuring a dozen persons. Ended Near Harrisburg Before it apparently blew itsell Drive Leaders Urge Support For Red Cross the twister so other or Still sliorl of the 56,000 mark the Red Cross Fund Campaign for the Chickasavvba District moved Into what is officially the last week today. The campaign is expected to continue here until the quota has been reached, directors of the campaigr indicated. City Chairman W. P Pryor and Wiliam Wyatt, chairman for collections in outlying districts, expressed the belief that if various community chairman would make partial reports the campaign could be speeded to a quick completion. A total of $5,909.35 was reported as collected, and only one additional report was received at Ihe chaplcr office loday. Mrs. w. D. Cobb, chairman for solicitation In ward Two turned in an additional $172 to bring the total for that section to -$304. ! *• Jack Finlcy Robinson, chairman for the fund campaign for this chapter, said today that residents of this county were being reminded $391; of the S13.743 quota set up for this year is lo go for disaster relief. He added that although rains caused little damage here other than mud over the week-end, but that, in other Ark T ansas areas there was a need for the Red Cross dollars to assist the homeless and the injured. He explained that part of the funds collected here last year are now taking active parts in assisting storm torn areas, and that all emergencies must be met by a Red Cross that Is financlallly "able to out near Harrisblirg, had struck a dozen localities, including areas at or near Hazen. Beedcville, Wynne. McCrory and Balch. It was a Balch woman—Mrs. Ros- cuc Wymer, 56, whose death yesterday brought the fatality toll to 17. The previous victims had been killed instantly or had died Saturday jilght. Mrs. Wymer's husbam and two others of the family wore Injured. Nobody had undertaken to estl. mate the total property damage but the Red Cross estimated tha 98 homes were demolished and 8 others damaged. In addition, churches, school? stables an barns and some business buildings were wrecked or damaged In the England area, variou planters estimated the damage in that section alone at {350,000 t $500,000. Rice Mill Damaged The Mouton Rice Mill was dam aged at Harrisblirg. and loss wa estimated at more than $100.000. Tlie only person in the Harris burg Jail eot an emergency transfc Sec STORMS on "age 2 Weather Woman Electrocuted in Bathroom Accident; Electric Heater Blamed CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., March 28.—Mrs. Fred Jones, wife of Fre Jones, a crane operator for the Smlth-Doimhis Construction Coinpan of SpringJleld, Mo., which has the contract :or laying of new walcr and sewer extension lines in this city, was electrocuted nere Saturday after- Fair Net Operating Income' For Landlords Agreed on by Sehate and House Conferees Service Council )elays Election Only Nine of 31 Civic Groups Represented At Initial Meeting With only nine of the 31 civic iruaiilziillon.% In llio cK.v roprcsent- n (l nl H meeting yt'slcrday hi Iho Jily Hull to oi'Kunlze a Coimumi- ly Service Council for Ulythcvlllo. lie election of officers Tor Hip pro- loci co-orilliiattiiK agency was do- layoei until April 22. Klevi'n Hvlo leaders allrmlril yc'sti'idiiy's merlin* ami uurrecl to Invite J. K. Tuohey, mniilirr of Hip staff «f thii Arkansas Ken- ni>mlo C'ouncll-Stnta chamber of Cnmnirrcir, tu iirruiiKo n smmil rumiiuinlly bcttcnnrnt rllntii tor Hlytticvtllo this .Miring. The decision to nmtinl/e the Community Service Council stemmed from (he clinic conducted hero lust August which was attended by 208 for a discussion of projects needed to make Dlytliovlllo it better place In which to live. Yesterday's meeting wus n r- riniKctl by the Ohiinibcr of Commerce nnd .1. L. Dunn, C. o[ o. president, presided, !lc explained Mini the proposed new council would bo nil agency Independent, of the chamber of commerce through which nil betterment projects, which might be undertaken l;y nny Australians Hold Red Official Who Pledged Wartime Aid to Russia BYDNKY, Australia. March. 28 —Ol'j—'rho Kcncral secretary of tho Atlstrnlinn Pnrly was churned with sedition todny for pledging support to Russia II Soviet troops should enter Atis- Iralla. The Communist leader, Lawrence. Louis Shnrkoy, pledged In- nocrnt nl a special session of fedeml court, lit) elected to be tried by n Jury. Blinrkey faces two charges— one of utlcitiiK seditious words and ono of publishing ricdlllous words on or about March 4. Committee Okays Public Power Bill $577 Miltion Fund Marked for Federal Utilities Expansion WASHINGTON, March M-(/P»— The House Approprlallons Com tnltlco laid tho ground work toda for a publlc-vcrMi.s-prlvnlc powe flRht In a $517,324,408 Interior De nnrlniont money bill (or tho yen arts were strewn over a, half-mile adius A live-room story and a hall arm house half a mile northeasl 1 these bou.'iE.'ii.was picked .up ofl its blocks and moved east some ight feet. Ed Garner and family cuipy the house but none were njured other than a few bruises. At the San. Buchanan farm, a ulle east of the Garner house, the •hid dipped again and tore down board lencc around the Buchanan >rlck home and ripped the roof off a Negro tenant house nearby. Immediately following t>e storm a deluge of rain fell and in some 'laces a few hail stones were not- ced. A heavy wind blew for a few iilnutes in CaruthersvillR but no lamage .other than to trees, was eportcd. During the height of the rain .torm many of the local slreets were covered from curb to curb with water for several minutes with the drains unable to carry the water off the streets. Sunday afternoon, lighway ditches were still filled with water and many fields resemb- ed lakes. Big Lake Project To Be Discussed State and Federal Officials Invited to , Planning Conference Federal, state and local officials will be the guesls of the Manila Lions Club at a dinner meeting Wednesday night to discuss plans recreational project at Big Budget Request Of Bureau of Mines Okayed (K'j Special Washington Service WASHINGTON, March 28—(/P)— Budget requests of the Bureau of mines were approved almost In lull today by the House Appropriations Committee. Reporting the Interior Department appropriations bill, the committee recommended a total grant of $23,331.500 to the bureau for the year beginning July 1. For the investigation of mine accidents and operating mine rescue cars, the committee approved $1,200.000. Other committee recomendatlons for the Bureau included: Control of fires in inactive coal deposits, $250,000. Testing fuels, $621,090. Synlhctic liquid fuels, $9,750,000. for Lake. R. J. McKinnon. secretary of the civic club's Big Lake Bridge and Spillway committee, disclosed today that It is hoped that the bridge, which is planned by the State Highway Department, and the spillway project in the Interest of recreation at the lake can be worked out as a joint program. W. V. Taylor, chief engineer of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D. C., and James Silver, regional director for the will will be held In the Manila High School. Representatives of the United States Engineers from Memphis, the Arkansas Highway Commission, and the state's Game and Fish Commission also are expected to attend Governor McMath, u. S. Senators John L. McClellan and J. W. Pul- brlght and congressman '. . C. Gath ings have been Invited to the meeting. G. E. Keck of Blytheville, former circuit Judge and former member of the State Game and Fish Coin- mission, will be master of ceremonies at the dinner meeting. clay noon while taking a bath. The body was discovered by Mrs, R. J. Hamby, who lives In the trailer adjoining the Jones' trailer. Mrs. Jones had called lo Mrs. nnmby OB she went to bath, which is in * house nearby which is used as office headquarters for the construction company. Alter some 15 or^o inln.utes Mi^, "ilnby weiii'to thc"ba'Ui an<l called Mrs. Jones. When there wits no iswer she opened the door and und Mis, Jones' lifeless body in tho Also in the tub was a small ectric heater. The small heater has been used y Uic two families lo warm tlie jotn. It is believed that after Mrs. ones had gotten Into the tub that one of Ihe civic organizations, service, have indicated they attend the conference which Postal Officials To Discuss Plans For New Service District superintendents of th Railway Mall Service In Mem phi and St. Louis will be In Blythevlll Wednesday for conferences on step to inaugurate a star route betwee here and Jonesboro to replace th Investigations of fuel and non-1 line. Frisco Mail Service, on the branc fuel mineral deposits and mining. $2,681,000. Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon and lonigh Warmer tonight. Tuesday increas ing cloudiness with scattered show ers. Cooler northwest portion afternoon. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer tonight with occasional showers Tuesday, showers and thunderstorms, cooler extreme northwest porlion. Low tonight, 45-50; high Tuesday 75 southeast. Minimum this morning—44. Maximum yesterday—62. Minimum Sun. morning—58. Maximum Saturday—78. Sunset today—6:18. Sunrise tomorrow—5i52 Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—3:04 Total since Jon. 1—20.95 Mean temperature (midway between high and lowl-53. shoulder its pan of the burden, | Normal mean for March—SI,2. Missco Chapter Aiding Cripples Plans Expansion The county committee for the Mississippi county Chapter of the Arkansas Association for the Crippled will be enlarged to Include representatives from all larger communities in the county at a meeting at the Presbyterian Church in Osceola at 2 lomorrow. The meeting was called by John Mayes, county chairman. Mr. Mayes said lhat tomorrow's session would also serve as a planning meeting for completing the Easter Seal sales, now underway here. He explained that the campaign for raising funds to help crippled persons, would continue until April 16. The campaign opened here week ago today and $844.65 has been collected, Mr. Mayes said that the expansion of the committee was advisable so every crippled person needing aid could be brought to the at- May tent ion oj the association. j<7uly Postal officials here were In formed today that T. B. Donaho of Memphis and A. T. Lasater St. Louis will confer with R. s Stevens, postmaster, and W. J. Rog ers, superintendent of malls In th Blythcvllle office, and the fou possibly will make a trip over th area to be served by the projcclc star route. The Arkansas Public Scrvli Commission In Little Rock Satui day announced that the ' Frlsi Lines would be allowed lo abando passenger and mall service on th line between here and Jonesbor The action was taken with tl consent of representatives of th towns along the route. The Frisco, under terms or the orffcr, will continue to operates a train each way dally until the proposed new mall route Is In operation. It Is expected that postal officials will award the contract to an Individual after bids are advertised. Iiad reached a' wet summer's clinic,. and and attempted to move the catci and with the ensuing shock ad Jerked the heater into the tub •Hh h?r. Two local physicians and mem- wrs of the fire department worked or an hour and ten minutes with resuslcator. which was purchased hrouEh public subscription four ears ago and kept at the fire sta- on. in an attempt to bring her ack to life. Mr. and Mrs. Jones, formerly liv- d in Kansas City, Mo., but had xen living In Springfield, Mo., home office of the company, until hey came to Caruthcrsvllle early n January with u unit of the con- Iruc'ion company, which has tho contract for the laying of water and scwcr lines here. could be discussed and correlated hi order to prevent duplication of effort cind at the same lime Klvo more In the form of results through time given to city betterments. Much Has Itrcn Done Mr, Tuohey Is scheduled to visit Blythcvllle within the next lew weeks to confer with civic lenders on progress made as a result o( last community betterment It was suggested at yesterday's .confcicncq lhat much haa Men accomplished by various organizations since the clinic was conducted. School Improvements were listed with greater frequency by those suh- mlUIng suggested Improvement* during last summer's nltnlc und It was pointed out to those present yesterday that a start has been made on the construction of a now high school for Negroes, and Hint an annex Is being erected lo the Lunge School. > Plans are goliiR forward for tlie erection of n new high school which will serve Blythcvllle and the several districts which recently have been annexed to the Blythevllle Special School District. It Is ho|Kd lo have the high school plans in definite form for •csentatlon to the school patrons the annual school election next 11. Date for the school elections Soybeans (F.O.B. Chlc«»o) Open High Low Close 211'i 2I4Vi 210?i 2U-214U 20i 207Vi 205 206?«-tt Shotgun Blast Kills Negro; Suspect Held Will Walker, 71-year-oM Blytheville Negro Is being held In Lhi county Jnil here on a churge of firs degree murder in connection wlU the fatal shooting early yesterday of another Negro, Emmctt Stcwarl about 30. The charge was filed n gal its Walker In Municipal Court th' morning by Deputy Prosecuting At torncy Arlliur S. Harrison. His prc limlnnry hearing was set for Wed ne.sday. According lo the sheriff's offic report. Walker Is alleged to hav shot Stewart through the neck wit a 16-guage shot gun during an arg umcnt at, Walker's home at 12:3 a.m. Sunday, Walker told officer that Stewart came to his home i Hospital Alley around midnlpr Saturday night and demanded som money from his f Walker's* wlfi Stewart was said by Walker to hav been Intoxicated. Walker told officers that whc his wife re/used to let Stewart hav the money lhat he (Stewart) struc her He slated that he got out bed and ordered Stewart to leiu and when he refused he (Walker left the house to call the police. Walker said that lie was unnbi to reach a telephone to call th police and that when he returnc to his home Stewart was still ther He stated that It was then he ob tafned his gun and shot the olln Negro. Immediately after the shoottr Hie police were notified and Walk' remained at his home until pold arrived. Stewart was dead when pc lice arrived ftt Walker's home. Walker told officers that Stews had caused previous dlsturbanc at his h-Mite and t^at he had ordc ed, him to sUy away. beginning July It approved nhno.vL In full plm of blp Kovernmcnt-cnvncd project to cxpinul their power trunismlsslo facilities In tho west, the northwei nnd the southwest. Hepubllcann who fought the pro Krntn lu committee sulu they won' continue tho hat tin when the h! cornea before the House for Debal 'probably tomorrow. One of them, Rep, Jensen of low top minority member of the nil committee that wrote tho bill, call the leglsmtlon "another step In tl direction of government control of. disutilities^ / , u ; .j While it applied" » gehcrnl IS per cent reduction on most construction projects financed In the bill, the commUteo approved the entire iwwcr program oi the agencies operating under the Interior Department. It Imsott the reduction of tho theory thnt the program an originally mapped out can be completed cheaper becmu.w of lower construction COAL'S. Promise More Monry But tho committee left no doubt thai It wants the program carried out. It Invited department officials lo conic back for more money If costs fall to drop according to cx~ pccliUlons. The $571,324.403 spending availability approved includes $530,211,,- nOR iu new cash and $41.112,600 In contract authority for which future : or Extending Low 75 Months WASHINGTON, March 28. (/P) — enate-Hcus« conferees agreed to- ay on a 16-month rent control xlenslon bill requiring & "fair net pcralinn Income" for landlords. 'llio agreement clears the way for louse ar.d Sotialo action on a IK* cut conlrol law before tiie present iw expires Thursday at midnight. Stiutor Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic, leader, said the compromise 111 will be brought up in the Senate s aoon as a draft of the agreement s put In shape. Tho provision requiring a "fair )Ct operating Income" for landlord* s the ono tho Senate Insisted on or handling possible rent increases. The House conferees rejected It Saturday. That caused a deadlock over tho weekend. Cu(» Out Knt Hike Section Adoption of that provision towel out: 1. The section In the Senate bin which provided for some rent In. creases up to.lO per cent. 2. Tho provision in the House bill winch required the government to fix rent ceilings at a level to as. sure landlord'; a "reasonable return of tho reasonable value" of theli property. The measure,'MI finally agreed on, Is considerably short of what-Presl- dent Truman had asked for. m wanted a 24-nionUi* extension oi controls and tightened law. However, Congressional leaded said Mr. Truman made no criticism of tin; bill, ns It wa shaping un when they had their weekly eon. fcrence with him thU forenoon. It was taken for granted that Mr. Truman would sign the bill, once H reaches him. There was no Immediate cerUintj as to Just what effect there might be on rente from the provision r». ulrlng s "fair net operating lav appropriations mny be needed. a.i been changed from spring to I This colmpares with $616,805.020 II and the 1049 election will be ' in cash requested by the President eld on September 27. Many Want Wider SlrceLi The; new cash recommended Is more than Congress The project with second highest ilcrcst when the clinic was held st August was Improvement In ecreallonal facllillra. Two piny- round sites have be™ offered free cost by properly owners, and lans arc under way lo purchase irco other sites. Widening of streets and sidewalk mprovomcnUs ranked third In the st of suggested city betterments nd It Is hoped that a slnrt can e mn<Je on this work soon. Much was done during Ihe past ear to Improve parking facilities nd speed the flow of traffic In the iiislness section of the city, Park- ng meters were hislalled and automatic bmfflc lights Installed at the irlnclpal Intersections. Street mark- rs have been Installed. The betterments which have been untie largely through the municipal officials working with lenders In some of the civic orpanl/allons. Need for Council Cilcd It was Indicated ycslcrday that organization of the community service council should be of material assistance to city officials and the chamber of commerce, shice the new council would be In a posilion .o serve ns a planning agency and assist in giving priority lo Improve- ncnts undertaken for immediate Sec SERVICE on Pane 10 $125,821,034 gave Ihe department for the present fiscal year ending June 30. The principle of a 15 per cent cut In construction funds first was laid down by the committee las 1 week In the War Department's Rivers and Harbors BUI. The committee In lhat bill approved all con. slructlon programs but chopped 1! percent from funds on theory tha costs arc lower than originally.con tcmplnted. Almost half the cash. $317.700,037 was allotted by the committee the Reclamation Bureau. This 1 $55.538,4(13 less than the Prcsldcn asked but $71,170,898 more than th bureau was given this year. New York Cotton NEW YORK., Mar. 28—1:30 p.m. Open HiRli Low Close quotations: Mar. (1950) May July Oect Dec 2783 3215 3108 2S29 2781 3216 3108 282!) (X> 2806 2783 3200 3102 2822 2800 2787 3214 31OT 23S5 2802 New Yor?< Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) Am. T ft T 145 3-4 Am. Tobacco 671-2 Anaconda . 31 Beth Steel 31 5-8 Chrysler . 53 John Deere 351-2 Oen. Electric 38 Gen. Motors 59 1-8 Int. Harvester 23 3-4 Mont. Ward 577-8 National Distillers 183-8 Lockheed J, C. Penney ... Radio Republic Slccl . I Socony-Vacuum 1-2 47 1-2 12 7-8 23 1-2 16 Chest X-Ray Unit To Be Here for Five-Day Period The mobile chest x-ray unit o the Stale Health Department wt start operation In Osceola tomor row, and after completing a one day schedule there will be brough lo BlythevitJc for a four-c!»y sen cdule. The clinics here arc supplcmenl Ing a previous 16-day schedule whc 7,824 persons were x-rayed. Th mobile unit was returned here be cause of the great number of per sons who reported for x-rays be fore and were unable lo get x-raj marie. Mrs. W. R, Campbell and Mr \V. S. Johnston arc in charge c securing clerks for the four-day cl: nlc here, and Mrs. Carroll Watso will secure clerks for tomorrow Osceola survey. The unit will be set up at Ih side of the North Mississippi Coun ty Health unit while In Blythevll Those on the north side of Mai from north and east city limit west of loth Street, arc schedule for the clinic the first day. Tlie clinic opens at 9 a.m. an remains open until 4 p.m. The mobile unit Is being dl palched to various counties In A kansas by the Stale Health D partment, and the clinics here a sponsored by the Mississippi Coun Tuberculosis Association, with tl health work. unit doing the follow u .^ , . Senator •Br»r)!inan''(IXAJ«> iml* e interpreted It as ruling out con. deration of any mortgage W'" ent,i and Interest In calculating • fair income" to the landlord.' •;•• • I Sparkrnan also said .that in* ail pinion "Hits (now formula) mounts to practically what thl" oiulug expediter U doing now Trtt* esiwct to the hardship proTlaloiii ndcr the present law." Tho hardship provlslonj of tiM \Lstlng law requires In general thai cuts be at such a level a* to pro. cut the landlord from operating i the red,. If Sparkman's evaluation of tt* ew provision turns out to be cored, there probably would be n« lore rent Increases under the ne* neasurc than under the present aw. The proposed compromise cieu. ire would extend federal rent con- rols 16 months through June 30\ 950.. But It aii-o contains a broad home rule" decontrol provision, Under It, states, cities, towns arid •illages could junk rent curbs any- Ime If the state governor approved The Senate conferes were in an adamant mood In demanding thai he Hoiue group agree to revise i section of the House bill designed o assure landlords a "reasonable return on reasonable value" 04 their property. Blocked bjr One Word The Senators want to provide instead for a "fair net operating In. come." In exchange for acceptance of that language, the Senate group offered to throw out a Senate section providing for some rent In. creasus up to lo per cent, In tw« five per cent steps. Drive Planned For Funds for War Memorial C. J. Little,. president of Mississippi County Memorials, Inc., announced today that a financial campaign will be launched on i county-wide basis April 11 to obtain $5,000 to finance the cost of erect- Ing a memorial on the court houM lawn in Blytheville to heroes ol World Wars I and n. The memorial will be erected over the grave of Lt. Edgar H. Lloyd, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Lloyd of Yarbro. His body wa« returned from a cemetery in France for re-burial here. Lieutenant Uoyd is the county's only winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism In defense of hU country. Mr Little reported today that workmen for the Barre Oranit* Company In Barre, Vt., are cutting the stone to be used in the memorial, which Is to be for all Mississippi County men who died in the two world conflicts. A cast Is being made of the memorial plaque which will be sent hen for approval before the workmen begin cutting the likeness of Lieutenant Lloyd In the stone, Mr. Little said. Contract for erection of the memorial has been let by th* memorial association's board of directors to John C. McHaney and sons, who designed tbe nwnnrlil,

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