The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIII—NO. 18 President More Seasoned After Year In Office White House Routine Now Less Difficult For Harry S. Truman BY MKKKIMAN SMITH United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 11. (UP)- Preslclont Truman after n year ii office l v »*s become tuoic philosophic about being a "prisoner" of the White House. But his secret early morning •walks, and sudden, unheralded visits to concerts or the homes old friends illuslarie his continuing nntl Intense desire for person al freedom, He has learned, however, anc become more or less resigned t< the fact (hat public attention i a President's lot. And realises tha us long as ho is President, a secre service agent will never be mor than a few feet away, Mr. and Mrs. Truman and tliel daughter Margaret nil .seemed "little bewildered by the "fuss an feathers" stirred up when the first went, to live in the Whil House. The blazing glare of new camera flashbulbs blinded then They shielded their eyes from the i glare of newsreel spotlights. Suffered "Mike" Fright The President was thoroughly ap prehensive about the battery of microphones that faced him every time he went on the radio, some of his staff went- KO Inv as to suggest that the "mikes" be hidden in elaborate flower arrangements. Mr. Truman in the first few busy months after the death of the late President, Roosevelt found it difficult to restrain himself from hounding out of the While House to go to the bank, or visit old colleagues in the senate. He found it difficult to understand why several carloads of secret service agents, reporters photographers had to accompany liim everywhere he went. But a year in office lias wrought changes. The Truman are at ease under concentrations of still anc movie cameras. The President's mike .fright has virtually disappeared. His radio delivery is much more confident than it was a year ago According to his close associate? Mr. Truman has become much less sensitive to public criticism. H< hns .learned to.^roll^vvith the p\m- " YChels 5 and he "hasslearn'ed that a President is never free from crisis. "There's always another crisis around the corner." he says when things seem to he unusually difficult. The President also now has a much better understanding of 'he arovmd-tho-clock publicity given his rvery action. He has learned, as all Presidents have in time, thnt ,' every word spoken in public, every . little inflection in given microscopic examination for hidden significance or possible hints of future actions. Fewer Fast Answers Mr. Truman's manner in news conferences has changed materially in a year. His earlier conferences Vith reporters were marked by the fact that he had an answer for virtually everv question asked. This 7ir>pv. nail-on-the-head quality was applauded at first, but his fast, answers got him In an occasional jam. Consequently, he has learned to fay "No comment" now and then nr'"I don't have anything on thai today." When he first entered office, Mr. Truman scheduled 15 or more engagements daily and had to be rrady to discuss as many subjects This' was a brutal pnce and in recent months, he has aereeri will t his sUlf to cut down the number " of daily callers. The President Is an early riser He gets up sometimes as early 5:30 a.m. to read official document, and the mornlna newspapers. This spring he has taken almost daily walks before breakfast, driving to different secluded spots around Washington so he can walk without attracting attention. He is not a big cater, nor is he loo particular what, he eats. He prefers a relatively plain diet, like Blythevtlle Duly Newt BlythevlUe Courier BlythtvUle Beraid Itlululppl Valley BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, Al*RIIi 11, 1946 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Arkansas,Must Fight To Keep c ree Enterprise, Speaker Says Arkansas is taking the load in preventing certain in- iiHous forces from spreading socialism and communism in lie South, but tho support'of all liberty-loving people is iceded if these forces are stopped before disaster comes, i small but stirred group of Northern Mississippi County iti/ens were told last night by John L. Daggett. MarinniiR ittorney, when he discussed organization of the Arkansas Krce Enterprise Association. His talk, which followed a similar program yesterday tt'tornoon at Osceola, so stimulated the interest of the SO M'osent that be was urged to return here Thursday night, April 18, for anothr open meeting at which time the plan igain will ho discussed. " Despite the absence of many men, who might have attended, it was demonstrated that people of this section are interested in "creating among our people concerted action for the preservation, protection and defense of the basic principles enunciated in our Charter of Liberties, the Constitution of the United Stales." Prefacing his talk by the remark that people of Arkansas arc tired of being "kicked around by ornnni/wd labor." with special emphasis upon the CIO. the speaker plead with his hearers to "prelect your interests nnd mine betorc it too late." Oisrusses Measures We are headed for total socialism to liberty-loving Americans to keej our country free and band together in a declaration of a government o the people, for the jicoplc and b; the people." Distributes Literature J. H. Grain of Wilson, treasurer o the group, discussed briefly Die nee< for members who will pay nothing or whatever they wish ns n con tribution, nnd distributed leaflet outlining officers and aims of th group. Them are no dues, Mr. Daggett was introduced b Max B. Held, local attorney. What organization will be used ii North Mississippi County 1 will be decided at the next meeting. A tlie Osceola meeting, it was decide to have a committee of three men )raft Extension For \l Months s Recommended Plan For Pay Raises To Servicemen Given , House Group's OK WASHINGTON, April .11. (U.P) —The Senate Military Affairs Committee today recommended a one-year'draft extension, with n limitation on [he number of men who could he inducted. The Senate Committee B!SO ap proved a series of bills to rHi service pay in the hope of attrao ling enough volunteers to make large-scale drafting unnecessary. The House Military Affnirfi Com mlttee has recommended n nine or communism in the United States from Soulh MJ^LS.^,,,,! County and i if we don't fight together for the thrcc from thc southwestcin part our freedoms. Mr. Dagect declared of tno cmmly lo lcnd th( , mov(! . gain nnd again as he read and <lis- mm ( ' usscd certain bills now pending in I Tnc , eafu , t br!cny mlt iincs Ihc he state and national legislatures. | plan unrter thf nilsw( ,,. s („ questions "Who. What, Why. When?" Under "What," it reads in part: "The months extension of the draft. Karlier todny n House Mllltai Affairs snbcommlttee, reversing previous plan,- approved a seili of graduated pay raises Tor offi cers and enlisted men In tha arm cd services ranging up to 50 pt cenl for private. ' Tills plan WRS approved by th House subcommittee instead of flat $400 pay raise agreed upo earlier. everywhere seem to l>e Declaring that the "smull husl- icss man" will be forced out of Business if certain pending bills are passed, the speaker also took up , a ,. mls( , d ovcr the (hreiU tn mu . ll(l _ he FEPC bill nnd Bill 101. dls- ! dlllonnlly free enterprise system. Ap- ciissing the bills and what passage p aren tly they have come to the rr- vill mean. allzation that the system has here- Denouncing Henry Wallace, secrc- t O f orc tary of commerce, and the "Com- f os ters. preserves and protects the nittee of 100". both of which "want j n t elcs t s O f laborer, employer, far-1 to tear down those ideals tor which mpr nncl pro i css i o i m i man a iut P . This It portends ac- I the South stands." Mr. Daggetl dc- is „ llca tny 6l „. scribed nt length certain activities to prove his statements. An educational program must 1>C adopted, to offset these insidious forces and these Insults hurled against thc Soulh day after day. he said in declaring that the racial question was second to thc "CIO racket," He showed pamphlets, said distributed under such groups, which declared farm owners w r ere murdering thc first Negro veterans returning to the farms in "a general South-wide practice." "The CIO organization is i)ellt ipon". destroying those ideals and iractices which-hnve made us the rentest nation in trie world and if ve stand by and let this bc done we ire not fit to Inherit the land our orefnthers left us," the speaker total Army strength nbove the presently -estimated requlrementi of 1.550.000 men on July 1 this year and 1,070,000 on July 1. 1947. Similar provisions applying to other branches of the service would guarantee that the Navy bc trimmed to 588,000 and the Marine Corps to 108,000 by July 1, 1947. The Senate bill also would-. , , .. » ., . 1. Prohibit, conscription of fath- and Is now the omy that, -_^ Limit service of all future •aftees to 18 months All draftees ould lie released upon request by „ Ickes Launches Attack On Lewis For Demands Government Seeking Solution To Strike Idling 400,000 Men WASHINGTON, April II. <U!>> — Former Seeictnry of Interior Harold U Ickes Injected 'himself Into the Kofi coal dispute vln the back door loduy as the government groped for n solution (o the Industry-wide titrlko that has Idled 400,000 mln crs. Testifying before the Bcnnto Labor committee on the Rdmlnlslrfi- tion's proiwscrt comprehensive health program, Ickes bianchwl out lulo an intack on one of his favorite targets — President John I. Lewis of thi; United Mlno Workers (APU. Ickes. who onco did business with Lewis on behalf of ithe government, /snld the UMVV for a 10-cenUi-n- £on hcftlth fund roynlty on all cool mined wouM "tenrt to cut thctr own throats," "what's more, hu s.riid. i the plan Is "economically unsound ' mid govcrnmantally utiwisa and I would (tlvo what Amounts to extra! govcrnmentnl power of txxntlon to ivnte Individuals." Lewis bolted the ncBotlnllng UN General Assembly To Be Headquartered A! World's Fair Site By KALPH K. HEINZEN . '..'..."... \. United Vrnt Staff Correspondent ' ' NKW YOUK, April 11. (U.P.)—The City of New York turned over to the United Nations todayUhe site of the 198!) World's Kitir in the Klusliing Meadows'of Long Island: for use aa interim headquarters of the organization's Gen-" erul As.sotnblv. Mayor William O'Dwycr offered to UN Secretary-Gen- oral Trygvc the Municipal Building at the World's Fair Grounds for tiso of-the General Assembly which -will meet next Sept. 1. The offer was quickly accepted by Lie. Miss Knudsen Third In Event Held Yesterday tion if there be provided a clearing house for constructive thought, determination of policy and concerted activity. Tills we intend, to thc best f our ability, to provide. taxpayers Group Barnes Officers Association Formed With Leqchville Man Elected President the farm Missouri. lireakfast. fare His of his favorite youth meal Against Rackets, Not Labor Announcing that the association was not against labor but againsl 'such labor rackets as the CIO," lie •uldert "The enemies of American .deals are in Congress today" ir deploring both state and national .eadership. Literature is being sent all over the United States to nrouse people against Arkansas, reported Mr. Daggett, who said "Can we do anything about it?" He answered "Yes," i we cooperate locally, state and na tionally to carry this fight through the South. Relating that similar movement arc underway in Louisiana, Texas Kansas and Minnesota, he told o how he will address a state-wid Mississippi meeting at Jackson, Ma Ifi. Membership in the group, forme- Jan. 28 at n meeting of state busi ness men in Little Rock, already is state-wide, according to Mr. Daggett who said thc group was active in Phillips, Lee. St. Francis. Crittenden, Jefferson and Pulaski counties. The iiic-oling at Osceoln yesterday afternoon was attended by 100 leaders. Mr. Daggett went to Jonesboro today nnd is en route also to Newport as he covers the state during the next six weeks, prior to a for- i mat organization of the group after (lie plan has been submitted to :he people. Citing cases where the Arkansas Legislature had failed to pass laws which would have nided those trying to develop the state through business efforts, the s|>eaker declared the war veteran would hnve in no chance to use his initiative of "going into business on a shoe- The West Lake Taxpayers Association has been formally organized "ollowing informal meetings of West Mississippi County taxpayers, with W. H. Bryant, of Leachvilln, president of the new group. Other officers elected were: Albert. White of Manila, vice chairman; H. K. Hoyt of Leachville. secretary-treasurer. The Executive Committee will be composed of school dlRtrict representatives with these named: Manila, Bill Brown and Earl Wildy; Boynton, Joe Morgan; Box Elder, when he likes lo have Clyde Hicks: Shady Grove. Jim David; Leachville, Leroy Carter, Mrs. Dolph Grooms and Ruffin Newsom; Pawheert. Bob Edgln; Brown. Barney Thrailkiel; Rocky, Frank Noe; North E|nd. Mrs. George Webster and John Gaudlll. Mississippi' County roads, highway tax .income .'and expenditures and assessment valuations by school districts of Ncal and Big Lake townships were discussed by Oscar Fendler. Blytheville attorney. This was followed by open discussions of necessary and legal means of assuring payments in taxes for upkeep of roads and bridges tn Western Mississippi County. The meeting, held Friday nlghl nt Leachville High School, will be followed by a meeting Tuesdaj night, April 23, nt Manila High School. The Rev. B. H. Hall, pastor of tin Lcaclwille Methodist Church, open ed and closed thc meeting with prayer. Oct. 1, 3. Release already-dratted, lathers bv Sept. 1. upon application. The 18-month hitch would be extended only If Congress "declares that the national Interest is Imperiled." Then an Indefinite term of service would be required After a three-hour committee session. Chairman Elbcrt D Thomas. D.. Utah, announced tha the bill was approved by a 3-to- majoritv, -with no more than fdur committee votes beling cast- ag*J it. The pay raise proposal of the House,-.. Military Affairs 'sub mlttee now must go to the ftiil committee for approval. The SO per cenl Increases would go to privates and privates first class in thc Army and Marine Corps, and to the corresponding grades of the Nnvy. Tiie Committee proposed that the base pay of privates be raised from $50 to $75 L month, nnd of privates first :lnss from $54 to $80 n month Subcommittee Chairman Overon Brooks. D., Louisiana, said thc new base pay figures, if approved would be used in computing extvfl pay for submariners, pilots and larachuters. and for overseas duty. The House plans to consider draft extension on thc floor tomorrow. The House Military Affairs Committee has recommended The smart,nnd comfortable battle jacket, which many servicemen had made up on their own hook, is now regulation issue for the U. S. Marine Corps. In the traditional forest green, the jacket, pictured on a sergeant at Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C., will bc worn by officers. \ and enlisted men alike. Job Placements Higher In March y UN will net up Its general headquarters where the secretariat will I function and the council's commlt- l tees will hold. their meetings at the fiperry Gyroscope plant in Nassau County, Long Island, about 10 miles from trie' fair 'grounds. The temporary site of th« world's fcwace capital will rest',on .ground that was a garbage dump, before 1939 and since h»s been'turned ln- Muric) Knurisen, BlythevllleHIgh to one |r the most beautifully land- School senior aud Arkansas reprc- cct>p«l arean in New York, sentatlve In the American Legion The municipal building Itself in Ointorlcal Contest, won third place which the .'general assembly will in the regional contest tt North meet, now. la a skating rink .1 -. .," Ultle Rock H ' 8h S 0 " 001 ' The board of estimate met sHort- ons yesterday, charging that tno eho also holds another honor ly after O'Dwyer's announcement lerntora refused to give serious for her appearance—that of being and voted to spend $1250000' to onsiderntlon to UMW demands for the flvsl girl to reach the regional convert the ' "'"'' ! ealth, welfare and snfctv piovl- contest In tha nine ytars thc con- auditorium, ons. Including the royalty de- test tins been held Silo In the | innd. . ' only girl student lu the United —— States who hns won a state contest. . : In consideration of' these facts, • convert the huge building Into Secrcln;v of Labor Lewis I!. Sch- cllenbach scheduled sepimite af- ernoon conferences with Lewis and he opcrntore. hoping lo persuade |jic Education Commission of the icm to resume negotiations. , Loiflon has mudu teUtfttive plans The operalors gave notice In ad- lo have both a girls' nnd hoys' mice that they we™ ready to con- divisions In future contests. Inue negotiations to settle the 11- , Mls-s Knudsen competed yesterday lakely with winners from Oklahoma, ny-old strike. It Gcemcd lakely with winners from hut Lewis, too. would lie willing, Texus mid Louisiana, o resume the tnlks, although he! eho was accompanied by omplained bitterly that discussions I parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Kund- grapefruit, ham and scrambled CRBS. oatmeal and coffee or milk. He also likes a large Rlass of frefhlv squeezed oranjjc juice at bedtime, which usualK is nronnd II, p.m. The President takes a brief nap after lunch on roost days, sleeping for 20 or 30 minutes. Keeps Weight Down Tic picked no a sood bit of weight during the Big Three meeting at Potsdam last year, but his total pain for the year is only about, five pounds. He keeps a trim waistline by frequent exercise—walk- ins. and daily dins before the ev- rnhiff meal in the White Hove swimming pool. His wciftht now is 118 pounds. His doctor would prefer »n average of 170 lo 175. \ lot has been written and said —much of it exaggerated—about Mr Truman's love of bourbon. Actually, be prefers scotch and has his highball when there is a social occasion. He also like to play t-ards with close friends. His pre- lerence is poker. The Presidency has changed his reading habits to some extent. A Rood part of his reading time now must bc spent on stale papers- executive orders and the texts of his addresses. This leaves him less (Contimied on Pate 4) string," as many of their fathers did, if certain laws were passed. Laws discussed included the minimum wage law. the Little Wagner Act. thc FEPC Act and he told, in detail, of those Congress representatives, including some from the South, who would "tear down and kick Arkansas around" as he read from the Congressional Record. Cites Statement One statement was by a southern senator concerning passage of a proposed bill and read. "If a man can not afford to pay 75 cents per hour for the first 40 hours and S1.17'i for the remaining hours worked weekly, he should go out of business." Explaining lhat the proposed bill? to have all farm labor employed under a similar plan would be an impossibility to determine, because of deductions for rent, furnishing? anti other such expenses fumishcc by thc employer, the speaker point cd out that under thc FEPC bill Investigations could be made, hearings conducted and all records of business operations Investigated which would cause endless invest! cations. "Dissension, disunity and n communistic storm is going to break over our heads at any moment," he sold and added, "It is a. challenge FBI Identifies Accident Victim At West Memphis The man killed by an automobile as he tried to cross the highway east of West Memphis early last week, and whose identity remained a mystery for 11 days, has been identified from his fingerprints by Lhe FBI In Washington, according to attendants at Citizens Funeral Home. West Memphis. The FBI report, received yesterday, says he is Noble Carl Man- f?nim, born Aug. 8. 1910. in Oklahoma. When arrested in Fort Worth In 1945 he gave his address as Waco, Texas. Unless the body is claimed today, services will bc held at Citizens Funeral Home. The Rev. Kennctl Shatnlin will officiate and burial wil be in Crittenden County potter's field. The body had been tentatively identified as that of Jimmy Glas gow of Blytheville. extension to Feb. 15. 1947. The House subcommittee proposed the following base monthly pay increases for other enlisted personnel: Corporals. $66 to $90: sergeants, $78 to $100; staff sergeants. $96 to $115; technical sergeants. $114 to $135, and first nnd master sergeants. $138 to $165. Thc pay of Navy chief petty officers would bc tipped from $126 to SISO. while Army mine planters would get a flat 20 per cent increase. Chief warrant officers' pay would be uppcd from $2,!00 to $2.520. The following bnso nay changes were proposed for officers up . to the rank, of colonel in the Army and Marine Corps, nnd captain In the Navy: Second lieutenants. $1,800 to $2.160: first lieutenants, $2.000 to $2..400; captains. $2.400 to $2.640; lajors. $3,000 to $3.300: lieutenant oloncls. $3,500 to $3.850; and col- mcls. $4.000, to $4.400. Vertrdhs'Among Those Served Through Employment Office Indication of co-operation i employers In Oils arcii in the J< development campaign Is in the activities report of the local United Slates Employment Service office showing Increased placements during March. Placements last month totaled 286. an increase of 29 over the preceding month. James M. Cleveland, USES local manager, said to- dny. Included in the placements were 132 veterans, up 48 over February's veteran figures. In addition to the Increase in jobs /ounri. the job development campaign has caused n rise in the number of unfilled openings filed with the office here, Mr. Cleveland said. "Response of employers In this area has been splendid." (he man- hus far had been fulllD on groumls. he operators would not give serous consideration to the UMVV d«- nnnds. There vnf. ><• tendency ftniniiR operatorK fo believe Hint whatever government officials did would cave Lewfs still In strategic command. He lnil«Uxl : 9n giving prlor- Ly to fettlement. of 'health, wol- fnre and »»J«ty l»»u«s; th« operators have.prersed unsucesufully for n discussion of wages. On the be»ls of reports from fefl- W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of- schools, nnd Miss Lunn B. Wllhclm, speech Instructor. Student Council Of High School At Convention Blytheville High School lit. represented by its 6lud«nt',Ooum>ll:«t eri\l conciliator Paul W. Fullor, the convention of councils 'from Schwcllenbach thought the chief schools in Southern States, which problem was to encourage a willing- began this afternoon in Little ness among the operator and un- nock. Ion representatives to dlscuxs the i Th c Senate Begins Consideration Of Housing Bill WASHINGTON, April 11. (UR) 1 —The Senate, having approved housing .legislation, today took uf a long-range housing bill deslgnec to stimulate construction of 12, 500.000 homes during the postwai decade. . . The bill .sets forth «n ultimal goal of "a.decent home and still »bl» living environment... for v eye^r: American -family'," It would cb .ordlnite federal housing icttviUe under ,.§j. : perm«n»nt -Nations Housing Agency, 'ind'.- provide to ederal aid in slum clearance, low rent urban .public' 'housing an same issues at the same time. i incal council will conduct .. panel board meeting and one Schwcllenbach said he • was not ^ highlight of the prgrnm Is Dan ^nldwell's address to thc North Ittle Hock Council. posals at today's conferences. He s:nld no such proposals had been suggested by the negotiations which Fuller ntlnnded from April 1 unlll Lewis' walkout at 11 a.m. yesterday. aper said "Many employers nrr using the services of USES for the first, time." He jwlnlcd out that the job development campaign. launched more Ihnn n month ago. Is not a short. Intensive drive, but will be carried on as n sustained program of the employment service. Purpose of the campaign Is lo make nil work opportunities In the communitv avollabie to job seekers. particularly returning servicemen, through the facilities of USES. Kiwanis Hears Coach Goe/win Tell Of Plans "I will do my best to mnke » winning Chlcknsaw footbnll team," Coach Bill/ Godwin promised Kl- wnnlnns at their regular luncheon mcellnq yesterday nt Hotel Noble Mr. Clod^'ln told Kiwnnians and their guests thnt he h«d made plnns for High School athletics an< asked for their support in carrying .them out. , In discussing the football tennis of High School and Junior High he disclosed schedules for 'sen poss Chicago Wheat ..July .•Sept I S3".. 183' 1B3',4 Williams To Quit Legislature; Endorses Veterans For Office nson's games and added that I ,..,sstblc. there would be no "warm- jip" games. He expressed the belie t.hat both teams should meet oth cr squads of equal or superior abil ity on consecutive weekends. He told those present that then were only two games for Cie Junio tcnm but thnt the schedule woul be completed by Tall. •"Hie junior High School team' training is important," he said. | "These Juniors later make up the enior team and good basic trailing is necessary." Two new members. O. O. PoeU in<i Joe Hughes, were Inducted Into Attending the meeting are Betty Muck, Edsel Hiubcr, Chester Cald- vell, arndy McCiee, Frank Nlchol- on, Ben Lancashire, Dan Cnld- Ann Weedman nnd Mnry Sue Bcrrymnn. They were accompanied by Miss Frances Bowen of the High Schoo" acuity, and Mr and Mis. F. K Blnck. All southern states: West Virginia, Mid Oklahoma will be represented and the attendance is expected to reach BOO. Oov Ben :/nncy and R, T. Scobc, snporln- endent of Ll'«lc Rock schools will deliver addresses of welcome Open house for school pi turned to the Home a- itrengther ed version of the Administration Bmirgenor Veterans HotWfrij;' Bi: Its goal In 2,700,000 W>w-cc*t homj for veterans In the next two yeat The Senate restored to tl measure the' $400,000,000 in sill sidles for building materials c out by the House, but failed restore provisions for celling prlc on old homes. Tflose-.two featur arc regarded by the Adminlstr: tlon RS the heart of the emergent housing .program. Wardell Child Brought Here For Treatment Playing near where his Yathj ing will bc held Friday by mem- icrs of Senior High Journalism department, from 3 to 5 p. m. at ho school. Livestock Senator B. Frank Williams, of. <_un Osceola. will vacate h'.s position in | oils others, including- Uonds he Arkansas Legislature Jan. l.i Highways. Ranking, Levees and has endorsed war veterans for offices, in an announcement Committee and member of nunier- anrt and Drainage. Inter-slate Cooperation. N. Y. Cotton *1ar. . 2828 2830 2801 2808 May , 2814 281< 2787 2187 .July . 2821 2822 • 27% 2798 Dec. . 2822 2822 2795 2800 • Spots closed nominal at 28.44 down 27. today. In stating that he had decided not to seek re-election. Mr. Williams pointed out that his own personal affairs, augmented by thc recent death of his father. J. Lan Williams, would make 11 necessary for him to devote all his trine, to business. He Is a prominent planter of South Mississippi County. Pointing out that he understood Ma]. J. W. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, veteran of World War II, would seek thc office he now holds, Senator Williams said: "It Is my opinion that any service man is entitled to a post if he desires thc position and that he should have thc consideration of the voters." Senator Williams served four years as representative of Mississippi County before being elected senator tour years ago. In his eight years' service in thc legislature he has been a member of numerous committees and at this time is chairman of Corporations Major Speck. undergoing treatment at Kennedy General Hos- iltal In Memphis after having been i Japanese prisoner of war, lias not yet publicly announced that he would seek the office now held by Senator Williams. He recently announced he hart withdrawn from the race for Congress after having planned to op- V»sc Rep. E. C. Gainings of West Memphis, who Is seeking re-election. In withdrawing from the national congressional race. Major Speck used full page advertisements in newspapers of this area lo announce- that his reason for deciding no to run for that office was that his health would not permit his making the ' extensive campaign necessary There has been one candldati formally announced for Sennto' Williams' position. He is J. LCI Beardcn, of Leachville, who now i n representative from Mlsslsslpp County. Piling time closes noon, May 1. he club. GucMs included Sergt.' Charlie Cleveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Cleveland, home on furlough ollowlng his return from over- Beta Club Convention Will Begin Tomorrow The Blytheville High School will bc represented at the Beta Club convention in Little Rock tomir- row and Salurdav by a majority of members, from both Boys' and Girls Clubs. The Convention will bc held al Hotel Marion and attending wil ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, April H. (UP) —(USDA1 — Livestock: Hogs—5,600: salable 5,000; market active; steady. Less than 10 per cent of run weights under 160 Ibs. early clearance. Good nnd choice slaughter barrows and gills, all weights, $11.80; most boars, $9-12.60. Cattle—3,900; salable 1,500; calves 1,200, all salable; light supply of cattle meeting somewhat slow sales. Demand broad for replacement material. Little offered. Less than 1-2 dozen loads of steers available. Few good $16.15; choice light steers and heifer yearlings, on feeder accounts. $16; medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings, largely $12.50-15.50; odd head medium lo good cows $12.50-13; most conirnon and medium beet cows 9.50-12; canners nnd cutters $7-9; good heavy beef bulls $14-14.15; sausage bulls downward from $13; 'choice venters $17.90; medium to good, $13-16.50; general market about steady; undertone slow throughout. Slaughter steers $11-17.75; slaughter heifm $1017.50; feeder steers $I0.50'16.25. Minn of Wurdetl, Mo., yesterday receive serious Injuries. Thc child, .age two and a ha years, was struck by a hitch of two-wheel trailer as. it fell ui coupled from a truck. Hla left this was fractured. • Dwlght, playing at the packii plant of Wardell, was watching tl work activities as he stood in fro of thc trailer, when the accide occurred. ,,. . ... Removed to Blytheville Hoepit following the accident at 10:30 a.r he was resting very well today. 1 was accompanied here by his pa ent«, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. McMlnn. The fractured thigh will be plac< In a cast within a short time. NY. Stocks ATA; T Amer Tobacco Anaconda copper Beth Steel '... Chrysler (Gen Electric Motors be representatives from all clubs it in Arkansas. /Montgomery Ward Blythcvillc's Boys Beta Club will N Y Central take a spotlight at the convention as the only all boys organization in the nation. The club's plan to present stunts and local students will participate . 191 7-8 . 94 1-2 . 46 3-4 . 105 1-2 . 133 1-4 . 48 1-2 . 75 1-2 . §5 1-2 . 27 a-8 . 97 3-4 . 13 1-4 Republic Steel :... 34 1-8 Radio Int Harvester North Am Aviation Former Resident Of Blytheville Dies Yesterday Mrs. Jlmmie V. Chance of Ca Glrardeail, Mo., who formerly r sided In Blylhevilie. died yestt day morning at her borne the She was 76. Death came al 11-.1& a. in. aft a lengthy illness. Bom at Woodbury, Term., s moved from Blytheville to ca GIrardeau In 1938 Her husbai Jefferson Davis Chance, died fi years ago. Funeral service* »ere held tl afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb r neral Home by the Rev. -Ba' Sturdy, pastor of Lake Sire Methodist church. Burial was Elmwood Cemetery. She Is survived by four daugl ters. Mrs. Lela Baker and M Lucile Heath of Cape Glrardea Mrs. Early Bell of Holladay, Ten; and Mrs. Lottie Heath ot W« Helena. on programs. They will be accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Russell Darham and the clubs' noone. sponsor, Mrs. Sanford 17 1-B 16 7-8 31 1-4 13 3-4 63 1-4 Packard 10 1-8 U S Steel 84 1-2 Socony Vacuum VStudebaker . Blandard of N J Texas Corp — Weather ARKANSAS—Partly , cloudy day, tonight and Friday. Sc»tt*i thundershowers east portion day. Not much change in te perature.

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