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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 82 MythevUle Dally Newi Courier Blytheville Herald Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS iailroad Strike 111 Berlin Ends; %rkers Return German Taxpayers To Foot Bill for Increase in Wage* By Thomas A. Reedy BERLIN, June 28. Wj—Berlin's ail workers went back to work >eacefu!ly today after their 38-day .trike for which the German tax- layer will foot a bill estimated at iboilt 20.000,000 marks <(6 ,000.000). The estimate of the cost of the itrike to German economy was given to a news conference by the British military governor, Gen. Sir Brian Robertson. The strikers reported back to » p ork at 1 a.m. as the Soviet -directed management resumed control of he railway stations in West Berlin. Jnder four-power agreement, the lussians have had control of Ber- WhH» HOUM Aid« Soys Truman W«H Not Order Investigation of the FBI WASHINGTON, June 3». 1,/Ph- A White House aide said todiy President Truman has no intention of ordering an investigation of the FBI and its operating methods. The National Lawyers Guild had proposed an Inquiry. The FBI has been criticized In some quarters since' disclosure of some of its secret papers in the Judith Coplon espionage trial. The presidential aide, who would not be Quoted by name, told reporters there Is no prospect the President will do anything at all about the suggested Inquiry. in's railway system. Robertson said the strike had Decome "acutely embarrassing" to he occupation powers from a polit- cal standpoint. He did not elab- >rate,' but informed sources have laid the western foreign officers aid their subordinates here to set- the Berlin issue by direct orders the striking anil-Communist nan railworkers. • Hailed Trade had been impossible to carry ut the Big Four's directive to re- fetore trade and transport to nor- nal so long as the strike was in ffect. The walkout had frozen [freight movements to and from Berlin and forced the Western sec OTS to live off the airlift as they had In the days of the Soviet block- 'It is a mistake to boast of this rtrike as a victory without remem- at whose expense the victory gained." BoberLson said, adding lhat the bill is one for the German taxpayers. Traffic did not resume immediately. The management prepared to felrect test runs over the tracks urtiich had been idle since May 21, »-h«n M.OOO anti-Communist em- ployes struck. Western railroaders said ft few T hours work on signals, switches LUCKY GUY—No earth-shaking news event Is depicted by this photo; the editor just thought the Courier News' sweltering readers might like to look at something cool for a change. TWs lucky fellow is conducting winter starting tests in a Detroit auto factory. The temperature is a cool 30 degrees where he's working. This test chamber also IK equipped to put out a refreshing 80-mph breeze, wonder if he needs an assistant? Output Hits 3-Year Low; DeclinesEnd Unsighted BT Molonj WASHINGTON. June 28 (#}— The nation's production machine has throUled down to its slackest pace in three years and no end to the Committee Okays New Farm Bill Measure Provides Higher Levels of Price Supports frslowdown has yet been sighted. ( The Federal Reserve Board reported a 10.8 per cent full 5" pro] duction from last November's peak | to the end ol May. The board said another 2 to 3 per cent drop is indicate^ for June. Production i.s coming down with prices, and accompanying factory closings or slowdowns are boosting unemployment in the process. The Reserve Board's report yesterday said output in May remained 74'per cent above the average for WASHINGTON. June 28. (fP)— The House Agriculture Committee approved today a brand new farm bill authorizing a three-crop /'trial run" tor the Truman administra- - - - ^««^~j lion's controversial "production, - fT"? T, *%!"£ serflct P»y™nt" P'°S™™ for agriculture, get the freight yards m sen-ice The m( , asui . e went tnrough on a vote against virtually solid Burglars Loot Another Safe Stanley, Mo., Store Visited Sunday Night Loss Placed at $2,000 A second safe burglary In th area within a 24-hour period wa reported this morning by DepiV Sheriff Jack Kelley of Caruther. ville. Mo., who said that a sa containing approximately $2,000 ! cash and several checks was take from the Stanley Mercantile Con p.iny at Stanley, Mo., near Hay Sunday night, '. The safe was found « few miles from the store in a field, Its door ripped open and its contents scattered, Deputy Kelley said. Only the estimated $2,000 cash and the checks were taken by the robbers.. Deputy Kelley saEd that most of the checks were recovered within an hour after the theft was discovered nt 5:30 yesterday morning. The checks apparently were discarded by the burglars In their night. The Stanley Mercantile Company is located eight miles north of Hay- "Vatican- Mindszenty plot /orId N#wf Roundup— • * * tew Charges Fly n Vatican-Czech Church Dispute Cutting of TIM S««n; Britain Again Face* A Financial Criiis By the AMwUled PreH Vatican diplomatic representatives in Czechoslovakia were accused today by the Comnvunlst Crech government of subversive plotting against the state. Informants said th« attacks might mean the government Is building up a case for severing diplomatic relations with the Vatican. This was interpreted n s a highly important development In the broadening church-state conflict. The attacks were in the form of oillclal statements and articles in the controlled press. The government likened the situation in Czechoslovakia to what 1^ termed dent of the United Mine Workers, offers mock condolences to Hube JOHN L. COMFORTS COAI, OPERATOR—John U Lewis, (left), The four' occupation^., powers neanwhile got ready for ahotner J.ry at breaking Germany's econom- |f deadlock. Meet I' The d?puties of the iour military ivernors met at 3 p.m. (1 a.m., m in the flag-decked Allied .^ntrol Authority Building in the .J.3. sector. It was their first meet- ling in the building In 15 months. Their aim is to lay the groundwork (or a "way of living together .which will permit trade between Rhe East and West rones and the fcectors of Berlin. The consultants Included Lt. en. Mikhail Dratvin and ambas- bador V.S. Semyonov, the Soviet nion; Ma]. Gen. P. Hays, pohti- al adviser J.W. Kitidleberger and Brig. Gen. Charles Galley, United States. As the signal ending the vail [strike came, Western Sector police. who manned the stations after vio- |lence had claimed two lives, withdrew. They were replaced by Soviet Isector rail police. Tiie strike was ended by a Wist- B ern allied order Saturday .directing Ithe workers to accept a compromise "offer of 60 per cent pay in West narks. This total will be raised to 1100 per cent by the West Berlin city [government. illcan opposition. ,up aifst^icar^sil^ as p«mo'& nd Republicans' scramble for :he midwest.farm votes in the Congressional elections next year." Some farm groups already are assailing the administration's idea as a "subsidy" and a "dole." ^ The measure would maintain rigid price supports/ at higher levels for most crops than under the present price prop program. It would repeal the farm bill enacted by the Republican-controlled 80th Congress, with Its 60 to 90 per cent of parity props. Some committee Republicans battled for continuation of the present farm program into 1950. They objected to even the 1950 "trial run for "production payments" which the bill would permit. irmed Men Rob (Filling Station [Near CardVell T\vo armed men staged a "movie •thriller" hold-up at the Riverside •service station three miles west at Icaniwell, Mo., on Missouri High- Iway 25 early today and escaped Twith approximately S300 after locking the service station attendant In b wash room and cutting the tele- Iphone wires. I Dunkltn County. Mo., nuthoritie. Idescribcd the two men as being labout 25 and of slender to medium Ibulld. They were last seen driving |north on Highway 25 in a 194 nodel Chevrolet. tPlavground Fund Gets |$T22 for $7,725 Total With playground equipment to Ijie city's four parks due to arriv ?re about the end of this week, nations to the fund brought th otal to SI.725.H. Seven persons contributed SI poward the S2.383 goal. On order since June IB. the equip nent was shipped from a factor |in Wisconsin last Thursday. Worth Holder, Chamber of Com nerce manager, said that if it ar |rived this week-end Installation wi next week. The sum sought In the drive v\ leaver minimum recrefttiOQa} ficil lies In the parks. Buetwll dlamon< have been laid out In some of th Gainings Asks Support Price On Cotton Seed WASHINGTON, June 7i_(/p,_A leasure providing for price support n cottonseed headed for Congress- •nal action today. Co-.sponsor of the proposal- an mendment to pending farm legis- ation. is Rep. Oathings (D-Ark.) In announcing the amendment, ~Jnthings said he expected the House Agriculture Committee to eep the provision In the farm bill when it considers the legislation oday. He told newsmen last night prices in cottonseed have tumbled in re- :ent months but "the amendment would help the growers a lot." At present, there is no provision made for the Department of Agrl- utturc to support cottonseed prices at a certain level, tf the amendment becomes a law, the support base probably would be as big as *67.50 !on. he said. "This will be a lifesaver to cotton growers," Gathings added. Backed by Mfeseo Gronp The executive committee of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, meeting recently In Wilson, went on record favoring the establishment by the federal government of a support price on cottonseed and suggested a figure around »55 per (irk ReochM Meccow MOSCOW, June H. (^i—AJ* ». Kirk, the new u. S. AmbUM ior, arrived In Moscow today on special plan*. prewar 1935-39. But it yas nearly three per cent untlftr ApriV and more than nine per cent below May, 1948. Disagree on Seriousness Meanwhile, there was no agreement over just how serious the nation's economic situation is. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer and a man who once held that cabinet post, Henry Wallace, disputed the point In a radio debate last night. Sawjer insisted w* are ''still in an era of prosperity such as we have not enjoyed in our history," despite declining business and increasing joblessness. Wallace, on the other hand, said the country Is in bad shape economically and President Truman should be doing something to "restore prosperity." Sawyer and Wallace clashed over the accuracy of unemployment figures of the Census Bureau, a branch of the Commerce Department. Sawyer assured Wallace the figures now are "given out on tile same basis that was in effect when you were secretary of commerce." In Boston, National Republican Chairman Hugh D. Scott, Jr., said the country is In the "first stages of a Truman depression." He told newsmen the GOP will capitalize on the unemployment situation in next year's election campaign. Government economists have contended the present slackened business activity is merely a normal re- ti on Highway 61. Mississippi County Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that he and his deputies, assisted by Arkansas State Police, are continuing their investigation of a similar burglary early Sunday at the Bob Wilmouth Grocery at Etowah with no new developments reported. Burglars entered the Wilmouth Store early Sunday and carried away a safe containing approximately $3,800 In cash,'government bonds,, and checks. The safe was found a short time after the burg> lary was discovered. It had been forced open and abandoned in a roadside weed patch three miles east of Ktowah, against the Hungarian People's Republic." Britain Facing Crisis Britain has called a British commonwealth conference to deal with a deepening financial crisis. The finance ministers of the British nations are faced with a serious problem of fast-draining gold and dollar reserves. Investors In England are selling their government securities to a serious extent. British manufactured goods are tiding the going hard ill dollar areas. Even sales of raw products like tin, rubber, cocoa and wool are falling off. • Finance ministers of Cfinndn. Australia, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa will conler In London early In July with Prime Minister Clement Attlee and Economics Chief Sir Stafford Cripps. The crisis has come to a head because the year-old system of payments among Marshall Plan countries tf up for revision. The old system by which nations settled their affairs on » bl-lateral basis ends Thursday. Britain wants the bilateral system retained, believing it Is more easily controlled. It does not provide for payments In dollars. H. Howard, representative of the Illinois mine operators, during contra negotiations now under way at While Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Lev offered to keep mines open during negotiations If coal operators w agree to a 3-day work week. (AP Wirephota) r Rejection of 3-Day Mine Week Plan Seen By Harold W. Ward WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Vn., June 28 (/P)—Coal operate of the North and West were re|x>i'tcd reiuJy to reject today John L, Lew offer to forego a strike next month In return for a three-ituy work we lanila Boy Dies; ictim of Polio, econd in County State Health Officer And Aide Arrive for Conferences in City Polio chalked up Its second death In Mississippi County last night hen seven-year-old Odelle Otte, n of Mr. and Mrs. Ixjroy Otte of anlla, died In Memphis of the lsea.sc. He wait admitted to Isolation ospltal in Memphis Sunday, Polio also caused the death Jun« 8 of Mrs. Kalhryn Brown of Bly- icville. t Although no new cases of polls avc been reported since yesterday, ounty Health Unit workers an- ounccd today that two state health Ificlals were In Blytheville today «cause of the muny cases In this ounty. Dr. Ross Arrives in City Dr. T. T. lioss. stato health officer, and Dr. A. M. Washburn, dl- Some other countries are proposing he #myertibl« adjustment from wartime and postwar scarcity conditions. Durable Goods Output Down The Federal Reserve Board listed the chief cause for the production decline in May and early June as a further drop in turnout of durable goods, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and other finished machinery and appliances. of non-durable goods clothing, etc.) and of Output (textiles, minerals, both of which previously bad fallen much more than durables, showed only slight decreases in May. Nondurable goods production pulled up at a level 61 per cent above prewar; minerals—taking oil, oil and metals together—at 46 per cent above prewar. Durable goods production, long Terms Agreed On for Ending Bendix Strike WASHINGTON, June 28. (IP) — Secretary of Air Symington announced an agreement today for settlement of the strike that has closed the Bemllx Aviation Corp. plant at South Bend, Ind., for 70 days. Terms agreed to by company and United Auto Workers officials were kept secret pending study and a vole by the workers. Symington summoned the union and management spokesmen here [or conferences which ran through Inst night and Into this morning. He said he did so because of the effect of Ihe slopjiage on production of airplane engines. President Walter Reuther of the UAW said both parties were fully conscious "ol the compelling needs of the Air Force." M. E. Ferguson, Bendix president, said he was happy lo see the end of tlie strike. "We can resume production of very much needed aircraft and airplane parts." he added. Symington said agreement had been reached on the three major issues involved In the dispute. Symington told reporters "We In dollars n nd gold a« a spur to International trade. The United States Is supporting the latter system. Liberal* Win In Canada The liberal party In Canada has been returned to power by a landslide vote. It was a great personal victory for the French-Canadian Prime Minister t/JUls St. Laurent, whose party won 193 of the 562 House of Commons seats. The Progressive Conservatives were a poor second with 42 seats. Socialists and Independent parties made a feeble showing. The people's sat Is faction with Canada's prosperity was a major factor in the government's victory. The Liberals have been in power 1* years. They now have a mandate to rule another 5 years. Tiie operators look n. vote on the4 question yesterday i n a private huddle in Pittsburgh. There was little doubt of their answer—that they could not agree because of the legal risks. They fear that If they Join the union in limiting the work week, they would run the chance of gox'crnmcnt action under the anti-trust laws, on the ground It would restrain trade. But many operators licre and elsewhere seemed to, like the Idea. They said privately that they might go lor 'it if It could be accomplished without legal risk, or without committing them too much to giving Lewi« control over the. Industry's output. On'the other hand, a spokesman for the Central Pennsylvania Goal Association said group Trouble In Turkey Turkey is facing a political crisis. The minority Democratic Party has accused the government of maintaining an unfair election law and heavy-handed police control. New York Stocks bolstered by high level auto and: were in trouble all over the world steel produclion. was still 101 per on these airplane parts." He said cent above prewar at the end of May despite a 12 point drop in that month. that he had used "no 'wercion 139 3-8 68 20 24 18 1-8 34 1-4 55 1-8 48 1-2 . 10 Int Harvester 243-8 AT&T Ameri Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel National Distillers ... Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central against the proposal because It was "too costly." He said mines would have to l>e kept In shape for full production, although actually o|»er- atlng only at about 50 percent capacity. Won't Discuss Plan Publicly, the operators and Lc wouldn't even discuss the pltin. There were reports that some sort of a counter-proposal would be offered the bushy-browed union leader. Meanwhile, hope for avoiding strike in mines of the Southen Coal Producers Association radci rapidly. At Blucficlcl. W. Va.. wher separate talks are In progress fo the Southern field, the UMW turn ed down again today an opcrato proposal to extend the life of th present contract until August 15. The Dlucfield talks have been I: progress since May 25. Lewis' offe for a contract extension In rctur for a three-day week was not. ex tended to the Southern producer group, it v.-as learned. In all bituminous tltltis. the pros ent contract expires June 30. However, the miners arc on a 10-day vacation ending July 5. and Ihe renl strike deadline Is not until after that, holiday is over. A mine strike in the absence r>f a contract Is the usual pattern In the coal Industry. : igures Checked )n Cot ton Ginned Bureau of Census : Authorizes Review Of 1948 Production Operators of the 9« cotton gins in .ILsslssippl County were belni? con- acted this week in order to obtain data on 1«8 ginning .sUlhtlcs lor me during the I9W season in com- >ailr>g month-to-monlh figures for Lhc two seasons, It was disclosed lo- Iny. The survey also Is expected to show whether the average weight of bales ginned In the county Is higher than the standard 500- pound bale. The survey U being made by Keith Bllbrcy. [arm ngent ector of Communicable Disease Control, arrived about noon ftt the mlt. The county lolal stands at 35 polio cases, with five cases not, previously announced. At University Hospital In Little Rock, the sole hospital In the state with Isolation facilities, are Larry Dcrrj'berry, 20 months, of Osceola, Lev! Blagg. 2, Blytheville Air Base, and Phyllis Price, 11 months, Gosnell. These are In addition to cases previously announced. They wera stricken Inst week with the disease. Another victim, two-year-old Allen Smith of PIggott, became ill while visiting in Steele, Mo., and his case wns diagnosed in Blythe- vlUe us polio. He Is also in the Llltle Rock hospital. Piggott Is In Clay County, a non-epldcmlo area. Early Diagnosis Changed Mrs. Louis Berry, at first pronounced a victim of spinal meningitis. Is now receiving treatment In a Memphis hospital for poliomyelitis. Mrs. Berry, 409 N. Second Street In Blytheville, has been in since June 16. Health Unit officials pointed out that in only two cases had polio patients been In contact with each other before symptoms or the disease appeared. Mrs. Berry and little Mary Lou Sanders, daughter of Mr. uid Mrs James Sanders, also hojipltaUze« with polio, «re n«*t door neighbors Nancy Ellis, five-ytar-oM L'oxora girl acimltl«d v to University Hospital June 27, was a playmate of'Ro- sle Nell Naney, also of Luxora who came down with the disease lh« previous week. whatsoever" in bringing labor and Packard Sears, Roebuck Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Southern Pacific Standard of N J Texas Corp 37 17 1-2 9 5-8 14 3-8 34 3-B 62 3-4 50 1-4 for North Mississippi County, and C. Danehower of Osceola, who for 28 years was Mississippi County statistician for the cotton reporting scclion of the United Slivtcs Department of Commerce, and it hn.s txen authorized by the department's Census Bureau. Accurate Figures Sought Mr. Bllbrey and Mr Danehower spent yesterday ami Saturday visiting the cotton pin operators to obtain monthly ginning figures for the pnst season when a new method wns used by tlic Census Bureau lo obtain the reports from the gin operators. Data, which Is being sought, will show the number of hales of Mi.ssls- slppl County cotton ginned within Ihe county, and also the number of ginned here which were irown in olhcr counties, as well as the wclKht of the average bale, Mr. Bllbrcy snld thru many farmers believe that the. avcra^G bale N. O. Cotton 3252-S3 management officials together. 1 J C ?cnney NBW OHI^EANS, June 2f. Closing cotton quotations: HiKh t/>« Jly 32(!S 32S3 Oct W.',2 "JM Dec 2322 Tim 2813 3 1-2 ! Mch. ". 2'112 MX 2905B 46 3-< I May 2500 M8B 2?,0:i-05 Child nlei LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 2S Wl-The fifth infantile paralysis death ol the year In Arkansas was reported today (is the number of polio cnses reached a total of at least 110. The-University Hospital here reported six new cnses were received this morning and "at least two more are on the way." The spreading polio outbreak haj so taxed facilities In the state lhat the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Is sending In six additional respirators to supplement the .seven now in use here. The fifth Arkansas polio fatality was seven-year-old Odelle Otte, of Manila, Ark., who died last night in a Memphis hospital. The fourth, victim was Eddie Chamblcss, three, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Ulysses Chamblcss of Paragould, who died late yesterday at the University Hospital here. His father Is stationed in the Philippines with the U. S. Air Force. weight mny be morn 500 pounds, but the Census Bureau, never has allowed credit for the heavier-than-average b:\le.s. Since the total reported yield will be important in determining possible fu' -c cotton ncri'aRe ollnl- mcnl.s for Mississippi County growers Flarold F. Olilemlorf. president of the county's f^rrn b'ireau. obtained permission Irom the Department of Commerce to make the special survey. Snme Delays 1-asl Yfar In 1948 the cotton ginning re- Weather TODAY'S BUSINESS MIRROR— Key Industries to Feel Slump Effect Soon. Woiling and Moaning Heard So Far to Grow in Volume, Bur Some Businesses Have Brighter Prospects .Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. A few scattered afternoon and evening thunfiersriowers. Not much change In temperature Mlsnoari forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday except possibly a few widely scattered thundershowers tonight. Warmer west Wednesday. Minimum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—S5. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:50. Prtcipttatkm 24 hours Irom T a.m. today—none. Total slnct Jan. 1—31.47. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— Hi. Normal mean for June— n. (Editor's Note: Some industries have been hit harder than others In the "piece-meal" recession we are undergoing. For the country as a whole, things probably will get worse before they get belter. The situation Is surbeyed by Sam Dawson. Associated Press business news columnist, in the following arllcle, the second of three taking our business pulse at mld-1949>. By Sim Dawson HEW YORK. June 28. HV-The slump is expected to gel a good deal more painful shortly. Some big key Industries, like sheel and autos, have yet to feel it. And when they really cut back, It'll raise hob with all business in the Industrial midwest and east. The wailing and moaning you've heard to dat« will Just be a whisper to what you'll hear before this year's over. At the MBK tine, > namber W other Mvtrin have Vrlirtrttr f«c the nci»* haU •< this year. And still others expect that any further slump this fall will be a mild affair Tor them, only a lltlle worse than now Let's look at some of these prospects. , starling at the Indigo bottom of the industrial rainbow and working i'p toward the rosy top. Gloomiest outlooks just now are for steel, other metals, coal and, as a result, for the railroads. Steel hit Its peak in a booming first quarter, is now sliding downhill fast, expects to hit bottom the first of next year and start back up In Ihe spring qulrter. It hasn't trimmed prices much yet. Non-ferrous metals cut prices drastically alter demand died in March. A number of ml net havt closed, others have cut back the work week. Many fetl the worst will be over by August or Seplem ber but doubt it their pulse will DC really strong again before nexl spring. <- €••! •!•• rr plkd Urge supplies on the ground. Cold weather will help, but whether costs and prices can be brvught (town to help coal In Its rtmpetltlvf fliht with fnel oil iiprl natural K** depends a tot rtt what comex nut nf the Ufki <rith John I,. I.ewt*. Railroad carloadings average lower this year. They arc pretty well reconciled to having traffic tall o« still more the last half. but they h'kes to pray for offset It. freight rate Truck and barge competition bites deeper Into their business with each rate Increas*. Industries farther along Ihe re- arjustment trill but still having thitr troubles are furniture, cloth- Ing, shoes, textiles, retail trade and the airlines. FumlUire output Is running about M percent behind last year, but It was a lot worse than that a few months ago. Th« shoe Industry nn into trouble two years aco and k bectanlac .to Ml Ute ports were handled through Jone.sboro district oflice of the the first faint recovery brec7.e now, Clothing sales and production are now in pretty gr«id balance, but far below the peak. Price differences still split Ihe clothing makers and the retalkr-s, Colton itttllc mills had their shakedown In production anri prices a year ago. and expert lo be among the rln,l lo ncnefll from any upturn In grnrral busl- TltJW. Wool mills caught the slump head-on at the beKmnlng .of the year. Production hit a low r/ilnt In April and has made Its first hesitant upward step. They might get going again the first of the year. Retail trade felt the slump first, when customers balked at prices. Department store dollar .sales are below last year, but unit volume Is holding high. Earnings are due for a drop this year, and if unemployment grows, sales will drop faster this winter. Inventories are•M BUSINESS w rage U Cen.sii.s Bureau, nnd there wrts some delay in announcing the reports, and in some Instances there was delay In gcUinc: the Information into the hands ol the bureau rr:p- ra'ientatlvcs. The rejxwt.s were mailed to Joneslwro. in contrast to Ihe previous policy whf;re a statistician collected the information from the (Tin operators. The special survey L« expected to ne completed In about 10 days, Mr. Bilbrey said. It Is planned by the county farm bureau next tall lo obtain reixxts Irom the ginxws at the same time that reports arc forwarded to the Census Bureau so that MIsslsMppI County operators can obtain faster reports on glnnings within the county. Dyess Child Drowns in Tub of Water Punernl services for Shirley Ann Peters. 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Peters of Dyess .were to bo conducted In the Assembly of God Church this afternoon. The girl met her death accident!;* Monday afternoon In the back yard of her home. Her father said she touched a live power line wire which ran through tile yard. She was standing near a tub of water at .the time of the accident and a Lepanto doctor said .she drowned. Her parents were working In a cotton field at the time. Citizen* Funeral Home of West Memphis Is in charge. Soybeans CHICAGO, June 28—W—Soybean quotations: High Low Close July 234>J 232?i 232% Nov Dec JOS", 20V.1 7Q4',i 105 203 203VJ IUis the universal custom to.dis- play the American flag only from sutiriit to sunset. Rabbi Vise to Address Blythevillc Civic Clubs At Luncheon Thursday Dr. Alfred Vice, rabbi of Temple Israel, will address members of Blytheville civic clubs in a joint meeting Thursday noon In Hotel Noble as a feature of BIytheville's observance of the Fourth of July, It \vas disclosed today by the Rev. L. D. Strubhar, president of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance. Dr. Vice's subject will be: "America, the Greatest Hope of the World." With the holiday commemorating the birth of democracy anri the Independence of the United States falling on Monday, it will mean a two-day vacation for many. Business generally Is expected to suspend for the day with stoves and public offices to close. Plans for a general celebration of the rMurth In Walker Park have been abandoned, it was Indicated today.

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