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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i VOL. XLV—NO. 85 Ely they lilt Dally Mew* BlythevUle Courier BlytheviU* Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1949 TWELVE PAGES ' > _ _ ^^^_^^^^^^^^ — ^^_ • Many 1949 Issues Unsettled at Mid-Year 1&4O ijt half nvM"_ What.'r Viam-iBvi*** t« *»-r>ui_ u _ it__i. • j> _ *_ _, ... 1949 is half over. What's happened to problems that faced a worried world on January 1? America's biggest problem as new year dawned was (1) Inflation and the high cost of living. By mid-year .inflation is becoming deflation, living costs are dropping. But decreasing production and growing unemployment create new headaches for business world. (2) Truman's social and economic program: pigeon-holed by Congress, but part may be enacted before summer recess. (3) Tatt- Hartley repealer: bogged down, but administration promises new light. (4) Revolutionary unrest in Latin-America: many flare-ups, but from economic causes, not communism. (5) Marshall Plan: completion of first year shows rousing victory. (6) Atlantic Pact: concluded and signed, now up for ratification. (7» Britain: despite austerity program, faces worst economic crisis since war's end. Increasing talk of devaluing the pound. (8) Prance: rebuffs Communists, goes middle-of-the-road. Right wingers gain. (9) Germany: still no peace treaty. Lifting Berlin blockade created optimism but Big Four Paris conference accomplished next to nothing. (10) Russian satellites: reports of widespread purges suggest Yugoslavia's Tito set a "bad" example in rebelling against Moscow control. Satellites arouse Christian world by drive against clergy. (U) Greece-Turkey: U. S. aid effective against growth of communism. (12) Paestine: strife ends under armistice. Israel becomes full-fledged member of UN. (13) Former Italian colonies: UN postpones decision until September. (14) China: Communists well into central China as Nationalist defense crumbles. (15) Korea: still a trouble spot. Bels control north. State Department wants "little Marshall Plan" to bolster south Korea as bastion of Americas Pacific defenses. (16) Japan: assumes greater role in U. S. political and military strategy. (17) Southeast Asia: Communist terrorism Is rampant, expected to Increase If all China falls to Reds. (18) Indonesia: strife ends as, under UN pressure, Dutch agree to negotiate with Republicans. . •• — —-**j*~ j-ij. m Avt-iiioi U\Jt\L U LUUHY 111!- ammousiy approved a resolution calling for lifting of controls *T\ rVta 4-r\t,m.n ^ t TTT.'T Vr _ _• _ . -» r -*-. . . A law library to benefit Mississippi County lawyers this morning ,,,,,.„„, - - - was created jn a resolutlon pnss! , d JJlytheville Defense Area Rental Board today un- by the Bar Association r or Chlcka- y approved a resolution calling for Hft.inc. of n™fw,i u J awba D kWct of Mississippi coun- Sct up by the General Assembly of Arkansas, which gives each county a fund for the purchase and maintenance of such a library the collection will be in the county courthouse here. Circuit and Chancery Court clerks were instructed by the resolution to add n * * * ~ --.JJl <.«*.,»>.£ L\JL iJAfJlt^ \Ji_ CLtlJlilUl.* the towns of Wilson, Keiser, Marie, Basaett and Armorel — The meeting was conaucted In* the office'oTC. A. Cunnir/^Tiam, area rent director, In the Ingram Building, with Mayor Ben Butler of Osceola, board c.iairman presiding. Other members attending i»ere: Steve Ralph of Osceola, and »the Rev. E. H. Hall, pastor of the Methodist Church in Dell. The move to lift controls was begun about one month ago when Lee Wilton and Company petition- Mobile X-Ray Unit to Return Here in August ~~*. TI ucvn miu v^jiupany petition- Mobile X-ray units will visit ed the board for action on removal Mississippi County for the third of rental ceilings in the five areas. *. ime in 1949 next month. Hays Sullivan, president of the County Tub- On petitioning the board the '••-". pimucnt ui me i company presented seven witnesses, erculosis Association, many of them tenants, to support today. Its claims that controls should be lifted. Records of the witnesses' testimony were made and later presented to members of the board for consideration. The board's recommendation will be subject to review by the Federal Housing Expediter in Washington. Mr. Cunningham, said before departing for San Antonio, Tex., Saturday. However, it Is understood that such recommendations made by local boards usually receive prompt approval by the federal office. The local housing office is still awaiting a report on a survey made here several weeks ago by Lawrence Dargan, of the reaional housing office in Dallas. Results oi the survey were to be forwprded from the Dallas office lifter they had been reviewed by 'Federal Housing Expediter Tifhe Wood. Mr. Dargan said before leaving here the Blytheville office should receive the report by the end of this week. While In this area. Mr. Dargan made a similar survey in Osceola. Mr Cunningham said he understood that Mr. Dargan's report on Osceola would recommend main- tai:iin.? controls in that city. A separate move to bring about decontrol of renis in Blytheville Is pending before the City Council. The action is sought by members of the Blytheville Real Estate Board on a petition, which was signed by members and by property oweners and tenants asking that the controls be lifted. A protest to the decontrol petition was filed with the council by members of the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion. . Advocates of retaining the con- •rols have pointed out that any action by the council toward lifting of controls by the council would be final, but If the federal rental agency should lift controls and later decide that the action was unwise, the agency then could re-impose the controls. The aldermen granted a hearing on the petition for decontrol of rents but tat delayed fin»| action pending a report on the survey which was made by Mr Dargan. Soybeans CHICAGO, July 1—(.^Soybean quotation a; High Low Close Ju 'y 23«K 235 23« *» ov JO*U 306 Dec War VXVi 204!! 206 VL announced Mr. Sullivan today also received a schedule for the August clinic confirmed by Dr. A. C. Curtis, director of Tuberculosis Control Dr. Curtis said that technicians for the clinic will be Mr. and Mrs E. Kelley of Little Rock. The x-ray schedule follows: Monday, Aug. 1, Joiner, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 2. Whitton, 9 a,m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Dyess, 9 a.m.-* p.m.; Thursday. Aug. 4, Keiser. 9 a.m.-* p.m.; Friday. Aug. 5, West Ridge, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 6, Milligan Hidge 9 a.m.-12 noon. Monday, Aug. S, Leachville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 9, Manila, 9 a,m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 10, Dell. 9 a,m.-12 noon; Wednesday, Aug. 10, Gosnell, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 11, Armorel. 9 a.m.-4 pm.; and Friday, Aug. 12, Luxora, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Demo Leaders Await Word from Truman on Next T-H Battle Move WASHINGTON. July 1. (AP) — House Democratic leaders today awaited word from President Truman on wha t to do about the wreckage of the administration's bill to repeal the Taft-Hartley law. Tne Senate completed demolition of that bill yesterday. Then it oassetl a substitute by Senator Taft (R-Ohio) which contains the basic provisions of tile present labor law. Tiie vote was 51 to 42. That action, by a coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats, blasted high and wide the 1949 hopes of Taft-Hartley repeal advocates. It probably means the T-H measure still will be on the books—and a top campaign issue again—when the 1550 Congressional elections roll around. Doctors fail to Find Bullet in Waitkus' Back The bullet was lodged near his spine. In a half-hour of probing surgeons al Billions Memorial Hos- pIUl reported they had not found _ satisfactory. The operation will confine the Jly "fil'j p! * 5 "* r to th « hospital for an 10 days, r, was not known Im -- «_j^. i, na^f nx»li IM1UVM1 IIIL- IJ^C, mediately whether he will be able Mar In nl.... tui_ . . _ to play this season again. Area Board Lifts( tw . / ^"7 8 Rural Schools R J. /•* i I • Authorized T ~ . . .. ent Controls mporN.Missco ToOpenJulyll Five Missco Towns ...,„ *...£,!, jf/upiiA im Monday, July 11, w.B. Nicholson superintendent, announced today. He urged parents, whose children go to Clear Lake, Lone Oak, Num~^v tt . MJ LUC ic.w- Der Nine, and Promised Land raj more than 50 schools, to enroll their children the n» f nn ;„ ,,11 „„,„,. fir.it day of school and to keep them cents to each riling fee in all case.s and special proceedings for purchase and maintenance of the library. The County Judge was named to be in charge of the fund. The resolution said that the library would be "of great assistance to (he court and bar and tend to expedite and improve the administration of Justice." Oscar Fendler, president of the association, appointed a purchasing committee at the meeting. Members included Judge Z-l B. Harrison, Chancellor C. M. Buck, Max Reid and Claude Cooper. Drive-In Movie North of City to Open Tomorrow Blythevllle's first drive-in theater will open tomorrow night at 6:-i5. W. P. Robertson of Canithersville, Mo., owner of the "Skyline" open- air movie, announced that two showings will be given nightly. Saturday night's feature will" begin about 7:30. he said. Manager of the movie here will ' Gerland ' of Milwaukee, Wis E Located about 2'i miles north of ..ot clty on U ' s - H '8hway 61, the Skyline" can accommodate 400 cars on the gravel runways. Ihe manager said. In-a-car speakers made by RCA. arc provided for each car. _ Mr. Gerland said that movies will be shown nightly, regardless of weather conditions, until about December. 4 MisFfo Educators Leare tor Convention Four superintendents of Mississippi County schools left Ibis morn- Ing for Boston, Mass.. where they will attend the annual convention of the National Education Association July 3 through July 8. They are. L. H. Autry of Burdette, Philip j. DC,.,. of W (Uon, J. Franklin Sanders of Osceola and W. B. Nicholson of Blytheville. They are making the trip by automobile and plan to return July 11 Mr. Nicholson large from Arkansas to the conven kl '^' Oct. i- Dec. High . 3288 iw Close 73 3286-8 May 2933 . 2921 2931 2930 2913 2933 2921 Blytheville District Officials Expect Heavy Enrollment The eight rural schools in BlythevUle Special School DIstric Two New Polio Cases Reported For Blytheville Another in County Brings Missco'* Total to Forty-two Polio visited Blytheville yesterday to pick two more young victims, bringing the total in the city to 11 since January. Another case in the county raised the total to 42 polio cases. JeannetU Williams, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Vlrrtl Williams, was stricken yesterday. She Is at her home at 317 Missouri. The county's Mth Negro polio case was reported yesterday as Robert I,. Wadklns. 6, of E!m Street. He is also being treated at his home. Both children will be moved to hospitals If their conditions merit It, health unit officials said. Robert B. Bell, 10. son of Mr and Mrs. Robert L. Bell, Leachville was admitted to Isolation Hospital In Memphis yesterday. Some Victims Improving Meanwhile, reports were received here on the conditions ot some of the other polio patients from this county. Doctors attending Thomas Mitchell, taken to University Hospital in Little Rock June 25, said yesterday they expected him to recover completely from the disease The 18-month old child Is now able to walk. Dorothy Willingham, admitted to the hospital at the same time «s the Mitchell baby, at last reports has a satisfactory condition. She was not paralyzed. Condition of Billle Carol Adams still being treated at her home here, was said to be satisfactory also. Mrs. Louis Berry, now at Campbell's Clinic In Memphis, has reached the convalescent stage, relatives today declared. Mrs. Berry has been ill since June 18. ArkansM Total Now 139 LITTtE ROCK, Ark., July 1— W)—Health officials hoped today thnt Arkaasas' polio seige was tapering off. Only two new cases of the dis- Judith Coplon Is Sentenced To 40 Months to 10 Years in Prison for Spying for Reds arge Appeal Bond Set; No Mercy Asked Entomologist Inspects Fields - —i—•—- -JT..IIWI •L^iniii K\I vmy uwu jiesv CnoCS i hr!h be f'" thelr > M9 -5fl program for ewe were reoroted: W .the. state ^I hlt , C ., a ^. Ne .?!? ""PH. on ^.i^depauLemStfs morning bringing to 139 the number since Jan. 1. Eleven cases were reported yesterday. Polio has claimed the lives of eight children In Arkansas this year. ' While the slow-down of new cases was encouraging, records show the disease usually strikes hardest in the late summer months. However, the lack of new cases — '•- ."."."» OHM <ni.iiuiie5 gave University Hospital here a are governed in a large measure by chance to reorganize its overcrowd- reguiar attendance at. criir^,i »»~_ I n ^ r..~iiiti n .. in school throughout the entire term. Tills, he explained, is an advantage to the child since progress and desirable habits and attitudes regular attendance at school. Regular attendance is also an advantage to the district since a large portion of the money received from the state for operating schools Is based upon average daily attendance, officials said. Vaccinations Required Children will be six before Jan. 1, 1950, may enter school for regular work provtiied they enroll within the first month of the school term. The Arkansas state law requires all children to be vaccinated for smallpox and places a fine upon the teacher who accepts a child without vaccination. Children should obtain these vaccinations before the beginning of the term. The Blytheville system has been putting emphasis upon obtaining birth certificates for all children enrolled In school. These may be had by obtaining the necessary blanks from the Mississippi County Health Unit. A re-decoration and repair program ha.s been under way during See SCHOOLS on Pare II ed facilities. "Tliis is giving us an opportunity to move beds out of the hallways and get things arranged so that we may better handle the cases we hiwe." said K. W. Newman, the hospital's business manager. Five polio patients were discharged from the hospital today, leaving 52. The disease has centered mainly in two Kast Arkansas counties, Mississippi and Cralghead. The Fort Roots Veterans Administration hospital, near here announce^ It *;as preparing an isolation ward for war veteran polio patients. And Arkansas Baptist Hospital said Its new Isolation ward probably woulr 1 be ready tomorrow. ward Up to now the only Isolation In the state ha.s been ai University Hospital here. A number of East Arkansas patients have been taken to Memphis. Memphis -|M First Kat»T!ty MEMPHIS. July 1. rm—Mem- See POLIO on Pa;e 12 Stock Market Hits 4.5-Year Low at Halfway Mark in 7949 NEW YORK. July 1 WV-The stock market woke up from a wintt. sleep in the first half of 1949—and promptly tumbled to a 4% year low At the half-way mark, the mar-4 ket now is feebly picking up the pieces and trying to climb out of the low hit on June 13. There is little or no public support behind the recovery attempt, though, and its future Is doubtful. Since the turn of the year, the national economy generally has been going through what may turn out to be the most painful period of the post-war readjustment. Some of the wrenches were violent, some accomplished with comparative ease. Prices declined, personal Income contracted, the un- In mid-Way, at the very start of a one-month drop, the stock price level was almost exactly where it • *->\.i »»aa aiLiiu.il ORLEANS, July 1. (AP)— was on Dec. 31. In mid-May prices started to f de ' Business news offered little 4? stimulate demand for stocks. stcel Production declined week after week, unemployment hit a postwar high, the annual period of negotiations between labor and man- agement drew near, corporate dlvl dends were reduced or omitted. Rash Hits Climax On June 13. the downward rush reached a climax. Prices plunget to the lowest level, according to the Associated Press average of 80 stocks, since January, 1945. And even worse, the average broke through a famous triple low, one first established In 1946, again in 1917, and still again In 1948. In the one-month period, the market value of all slocks listed on the New York Exchange was re duced by around $6,000.000.000. During the period since June 13 the market has wearily tried to come back—and. despite a sevei contraction in trading Interest, hi managed to recoup about one-thii of Its losses. i The AP 60-stock average closed 1948 at 64.5, on June 30 to 59.9. In between, the average cracked to low of 58. reached a high of 66.2. Today opinion'In the flnancla district Is clearly divided over pros pects for the second half of the year. One side feels that a sum mer rally Is at least a possibility The other side claims that the mar Vet will drop through the June 13 low. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Tour by Specialist Fail* to Confirm Alarm of Farmer* An "unusual and uncalled for" concern and alarm over the re- ippearance of cotton hoppers In Mississippi County were found In the county yesterday instead of )lant bugs themselves. Keith Bilbrey, county agent, said today. Mr. Bilbrey and Dr. Charles Lincoln extension entomoigist from the University od Arkansas, conducted an Insect-scouting tour of North Mississippi County yesterday. A very small number of the Insects, which caused worse damage to cotton in the county Inst year than at any time since 1923, was found in most of the fields examined, Mr. Bilbrey declared. 12 Farms Inspected JThe two agriculturists visited 12 farms in the area from Armorel to Leachville. Although some farmers in tile county are already dusting cotton. Dr. Lincoln snld the insects arc not thick enough to merit spraying at this time. Also, there is nothing to Indicate that the cotton hopper population In Mississippi County will Increase tie said. Mr. Bilbrey blamed much of the apprehension on the fact that the See ENTOMOLOGIST on Page 1Z WASHING-TON, July 1 P) — Judith Coplon today was sentenced to 40 months •o 10 years in prison for spy- ng for lUissia. e tiny brunette former Jiu- Department worker heard th« entence unflinchingly. A short time before hearing her penalty, she made an Impassioned tatcmcnt to Federal Judge Albert -. Reeves, but she did not ask or mercy. No money fine was assessed The naxlmum possible penalty was 13 'ears in prison and a fine of $12000 Miss Coplon was taken Into ciis- ody by a marshall pending the jostlng o' new $20,000 bail- double her previous bond. She then was removed to tho temporary lock-up in the baseaicnt "f the U. S. Dlslrlct Court Bulld- ig, about n block from the Munl- iml Court Building, where she was Two Sentences Passed Actually, Judge R e f. ves p assed TO sentences—40 months to 10 f ' T5t Coplon Dell Methodists To Build Church Jonesboro Concern Awarded Contract On Bid of $44,000 " Construction on a $14,000 Methodist Church in Dell was begun this week by Struck Brothers Lumber Company of Jonesboro which was awarded a. contract for the work Monday. The church will be air-conditioned and will Include B n auditorium seating about 200 people, the Rev. B. H. Hall, pastor, stated. The Rev. Mr. Flail said the church will he constructed on (he site where the building now In use stands. He .said it will not lie necessary to interrupt services In the present structure, built In IfHW, during construction. Adjoining the auditorium of the church will be a two-story educational building. The Rev. Mr. Hall, who has been pastor of the church since October, 1948. said the church will be debt Iree on completion In lute fall. Job-Hunting June Graduates Boost Total of Jobless WASHINGTON. July 1— (If,— The June wave of school-age youths seeking Jobs boosted unemployment to a seven-year high of 3,778.000. Reporting this today, the Census Bureau said two out of three of the new Job-hunters managed to find work. So the number of employed also rose-, reaching 59.619.000. This is tops so far for 1949 and barely below the one-time goal of "sixty-million jobs." Compared with May. these were the basic chages in June: The labor force Increased by 1.415,000. employment went up 925.000 and unemployment increased 489,000. The June total of Jobless was the greatest since the 4.000.000 figure In February. 1042. The statistics looked better than some government experts had anticipated. They had feared the 4.000,000 mark In unemployment might be topped In .June. Of the 925.000 additional Jobs developing in June. 721.000 were on farms and 204.000 elsewhere. The Increase In non-farm Jobs was a cheery development. It ended a steady decline that began in December and has been the main point of concern over the labor situation since the decline reflected reducted industrial production and factory worekr layoffs. Ford Again Asks UAW To Delay Pay Demands DETROIT, July I. <AP>— For a second time, the Ford Motor Co. today asked the CIO United Auto Workers to skip their wage and pension demands for 18 months. Ford, repeating Its wage-freeze proposal, told the union It was "convinced" that the company plan was the 'best possible answer to our problem." There WAS no Immediate reply from the union. On the first occasion, June 18, the UAW rejected the proposal. Sewer System Needs Discussed Lirtle Rock Engineer Meets With Mayor, C. of C. Directors Blylhei'llle Is' due for a better sewer system soon If yesterday's action by the Board of Director.-, of the Chamber of Commerce Is approved by the City Council. Marlon Crist, of Crist and Associates, a Little Rock cnglnccrlui firm specializing In immlclpa water ami sewerage problems, visited the board meeting yesterday ami advised the chamber on course of action. The board voted to appoint . committee to work with tho city officials on n project to improve the sewers. ,Tlio council Is expccte< to discuss ihe project nl Its ncxl meeting July 12. Project Outlined Mr. Crist unfolded a rour-stet program for the project, first, h< said, n preliminary survey and report of the present sewer systen would have to be made, including nn Inventory of the present facll Hies. Possible enlargement of the fa cllltlcs would be Included In thl report, according to Mr. Holder. A scries of possible solution Including the estimated cost o each, would then be recommended A city-wide election to float rev cniie bonds to pay for the soliitlm decided upon would follow, will specifications an1 plans drawn u prior to the election. Mr. Holde pointed out that the sewer pro ject would not br on an Improve ment district basis as previously Actual construction would be th final step. Mayor Meets With C. of C. Sewage Improvement was firs brought to the public altenlloi last summer during Hie Communlt' Development Clinic here. It ranker seventh on the list of Improve mcnts suggested by civic buslnes leaders of the town. Worth Holder, manager of th Chamber of Commerce, said tnda' that the preceding six Hems hav< received attention. They Includ school Improvements, recreationa facility Improvements, street wld cnlng. city bcaiitiflcathn, street am sidewalk ImprnvofcnLs, and Indus trial development. Mr. Holder remarked that tl) current problem probably was no higher on 'the role of desired Im provomenl.s because few peopl knew of the need. Mayor Doyle Henderson was prc sent at yesterday's meeting. New York Stocks AT&T Arncr Tobacco Anaconda Copjwr Beth steel Chrysler National distillers Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Scars. Roebuck ".', Republic Steel Radio Soeony Vacuum .. Southern pacific Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Packard J. C. Pcuncy HO 1-! 69 126 324 747 118 135 1- 5S 3- SO 9 721 3, 31 317 310 , U 7. 35 l. 62 3. 50 73 5-8 , 48 of the Indictment against her, and nT»° ', hrce ycnrs on the secon <l (theft ot secrets) count. He stipulated, however, that the sentences be served concurrently Just before passing sentence, Judge Reeves said: "I thoroughly approve of th* verdict of the Jury." Judge Reeves order Miss Coplon to post a new bond of $20,000. She also Is under $20,000 bond In an espionage conspiracy case in New York. . Under today's sentence, Mis« Coplon would be eligible to apply for parole In 40 months, should she lose Cie appeal her attorney announced would be made. When Miss Coplon stood up to hear her sentence she told Ihe Judge Unit she did not think ahe had received a fair trial. "I'm Innocent—the Kelleys and the Wheartys rnay* B lofit;-Mit I am innocent.* 1 She referred to the prosecutors, John M. Kelley, Jr., and Raymond P. Whearty. Hopes for "Fair Trial" Whearty once was Miss Coplon'* bora in the Justice Department, She added that she hopes "to get a fair trial" In New York where she and Valentine A. Gub- Ilchcv, a Russian, face trial July 11 on the conspiracy charges. Her association with Gubit*ev, Russian engineer on the stnH of the United Nations, was part of the core of the government case. They were arrested together In New York March 4. Federal agent* said they found Miss Coplon'a pockctbook filled with government secrets on subversion and counter espionage. Playground Equipment Is Delivered Equipment tor three of the clty't playgrounds arrived this morning ami installation will begin Tuesday morning. Worth Holder, man- agt-r of the Chamber of Commerce, Said today. Activities scheduled this afternoon and tomorrow morning will prevent Installation before that time. A representative of Southwestern Supply Co. of Little Rock, from the recreational facilities were purchased, will arrive In Blytheville at that time to supervise the operation. John Staples, playground supervisor, is in charge of Installation. Maloney. David Acres and Division Street parks will be furnished wiih a slide, a swing set and sand pile. In addition, the Division Street park, the only one which docs not have space for a baseball ciinrnond, will have sec-saws and a rti,'lrswing set for younger chil- <lrrn. A fence will be erected on the two sides of Division Street Park which nre exposed to the streets, Mr. Eloltler previously announced. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers Saturday and in extreme southeast portion this afternoon and tonight. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Generally fair toniRht and Saturday Not quite so warm northwest tonight and In uorthwcst and extreme north Saturday High Saturday. 92 north to ICO south. Minimum this morning—75, Maximum yesterday—98. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—1:51. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. loclay—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.47. Mean temperature fmidway be- l-.vron hi. T h and lo\vi - S65. Normal mean [or June—7&.