The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1949 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THR rviMTWANT vjmrQDADTi'n *-n* ,..•.*».« ._.... . _ . . ^^^^ <•&• THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF VOL. XLVf-NO. 8 Blytheville Daily New* Blytheville Courier Blythevill* Herald Valley Leader HEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLATHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, FH1DAY, APKIL 1, 1949 ^Aldermen Okay Land Purchases For Playgrounds $12,000 Appropriated At Special Session; To Pay More in '50 The City Council yesterday afternoon adopted a resolution appropriating $12,000 of general revenue funds for the purchase of three playground sties tolaling 10 acres in a move lhat was described by Park Commission Chairman Rcsco Crafton as "one of the most progressive steps ever taken by the administration." Following unanimous approval of the appropriation by the council at a special session in the Municipal Courtroom; members of the Park Commission and the Playground Committee of the Chamber of Commerce met In the chamber's ofllce in City Hall to launch negotiations purchase of the playground Slated for purchase at the following costs are these sites: Two acres on Walnut between First and Franklin Streets owned by Tom A. Little, Sr.. for $15.000. Two and one-half acres east of the J. W Maloney home on Clear Lake Road along the old JLC and E railroad, owned by Mr. Maloney. for $2,500. One acre on the southwest corner of the intersection of Chlckasawba Avenue and Division Street owned by Jesse Homer for $7,000. To Pay S13.000 In 1050 TIi a Malouey and Horner properties are to be acquired in cash transactions. Mr. Little's lots are to be purchased in three payments, A down payment of $1.000 Ls to be followed by another $1,000 on Jan. 1. 1950, and a final payment of $13,000 at the end of 1350. Mr, Crafton said at the council meeting that the $12.000 appropriation will enable the commission to start work on a complete park setup. The complete program Is expected to cos! about $22,500. The remainder of '.he funds will be appropriated at later dates by the council. Two additional siles have been donated to the city. ' < The sites donated included a two- acre tract at the south end of Second Street, which was given by E O. Fulgham lor use as a Negro njaviiround. The other site, two and /JnoViiiH acn* > iv ^ n.r '~i~ ..^iibdivisioii in souliiwest Blythe- v&\.7vas donated by E. B. David. At ilie Park Commission meeting; a/tei the council session, methods of getting the sites Into shape for use as playgrounds were discussed. Checking of the abstracts of title to the sites was begun. Completed transact ions are to be announced later. In thanking Mayor E. R. Jackson and the aldermen, Mr. Crafton said, "I don't believe you'll ever live to see the day when you won't feel that you have taken one of the most progressive steps ever taken by the administration." To Use Surplus Funds Yesterday's action was taken after the appropriation was delayed at an earlier meeting to await a ruling by Arkansas Attorney General Ike Murry as to the city's authority in use general revenue funds for purchase of recreational facilities. In a discussion of money available in the city's general revenue fund, City Clerk W. I. Malin told the .council that, through yesterday, k there was $28,544.09 in the general •fund, excluding accounts payable for March, and about $7,600 in the street fund. It was explained that it is possible to borrow from the street lund to enlarge the other. Tile March accounts payable lotal between S4.0GO and 55,000. he said. Labor expenses and salaries for the month have been paid, Mr. Malin said. The next sizeable increases in city revenues are due in July, when many privilege license fees become due and a state tax refund payment Is scheduled. Mews Ban Issued As Chinese Peace Delegations Meet NANKING, April I— </P)— The Milnese government's peace dele- :ation landed In Red Pelplnj this afternoon. The Communist Immediately clamped a ban on the publication ot all news concerning the actlvlt- 'es of the National negotiators. Peiping newspajxrs were forbidden even to mention the arrival of the governnint delegation. There wns no indication the Communists will consent to a Joint Issuance of communiques on the progress of ne- golatlons. Lawyers Discuss New Court Plan Mississippi County Delegation Largest At District Meeting Sixteen attorneys from Blytheville and two from Osceola yesterday attended the meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Bar Association In Wynne to give Mississippi County the largest representation of any of the counties In the area, it was disclosed today. Walker Klllough of Wynne, state senator and former circuit Judge, is president of the group. Lamar Williamson, of Monticello. president of the state association, spoke on the plan to re-organize the state's judicial ssystem and general discussion of merits of the plan followed. Tile plan, which will be submitted to the state bar assolcation at its next annual meeting, proposes an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to create a single court of justice to handle all legal matters through a single tribunal and its subdivisions. The courts of the state under the plan would be under the direction of a proposed judicial council which would select future judges for all divisions of the courts from nominations made By attorneys In the areas where the courts would function. Appointments by the judicial council would be subject to approval of the voters In a general election. Attorney General Ike Murry of Little Rock addressed the group at a night session following a fish fry. A special speaker yesterday afternoon was J. J. Mardis of Harrlsburg, ™V IB 96. ?"t j K>* to be the oldest attorney.-in toe united States-who stilt is actively engaged in the practice of law. The mext meeting of the district group will be held at Horseshoe Lake In Crlttenden County as guests of the Crlttenden County lawyers. Those attending from here at yesterday's meeting included Circuit Judge Zal B. Harrison, Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow, Harvey Morris, circuit clerk; Max Reid, former president of the state bar; Oscar Fendler, president of the Blytheville Bar Association. Telephone Directories To Be Distributed in Blythevilte by April 1 1 New telephone directories, scheduled to be distributed in Blytheville today, will not be ready for distribution before April 11, Truman Scott, manager of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company In Blytheville. announced today. Mr. Scott snld that the distribu- tiosi of the books had been delayed by the printer, but lhat they hac been promised in about 10 days. The Immediate circulation of the directories will cover 4,100, but to accomodatc proposed expansion 6.000 of the directories arc being printed. ' New York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Quotations) Am. T & T 146 1-8 Am. Tobacco Anaconda Beth SIcol John Deere ,.. -. Chrysler Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester ... Mont. Ward Lockheed Nationl Disinters . Sears. Roebuck ... Radio Republic Steel ... Socony-Vac mini . Std. Oil N. J Southern pacific 68 31 3-8 31 1-4 34 5-8 52 5-8 37 1-2 59 24 5-8 55 3-4 21 1-4 18 1-2 38 1-8 12 3-* 24 16 1-8 61 1-4 Frisco Freight Derailed, 36 Cars Wrecked FESTUS. Mo . Aptfl i (/T)_A derailment left 36 cars of a Frisco freight train piled up In a mass of twisted steel and splintered wood len miles south of here yesterday. No one was injured. Ths railroad said extent of the damage had not been determined but was "severe " Three hundred feet of main line was torn up. A spokesman at Frisco headquarters in St, Louis attributed the wreck to a faulty wheel flange on the ninth car behind the diesel locomotive. This car was the first to leave the tracks, and the others plied up behind it. The locomotive and 43 other cars remained on the tracks. Tha long freight, bound from Memphis, Tenn., to St. Louis, carried a miscellaneous cargo including oil, scrap iron, lumber and paper bags. Business' Plans Forecast 'Gloom' For Last of 1949 Economists Declare, However, This Index Risking Its Reputation By Charles Moluny WASHINGTON, April 1—W—A survey of business spending plans today posted some fairly gloomy signs for the last half of 1949. However, government economists said that this Index—which has forecast economic busts In the past —is risking its reputation for accuracy. The collective bet of American businessmen on the future was posted In their plans for spending on new factories and equipment. Clearly, they figure that things arc going to be sliding down through the final months of the year. The survey, by two government agencies, pointed to business' decision lo cutback outlays In last- half 1948 by M per cent under last year. The theory Is that prospects for profits would be poorer. First-half 1949 factory and equipment buying, however, will run five Jer cent above the same period of L948's record high—at least partly Because of a lot of plant construction lhat couldn't be hailed on short notice. Bear Discounting While businessmen's expectations nave correctly given advance signals on economic storms In the past, government economists said they'll bear discounting this time for such reasons as these: 1. Government spending—state and local, as well as federal—will Increase sharply. It will more than offset the indicated $900.000.000 drop In business spending for 1949 as a whole. J. Businessmen probably will spend more on plant expansion In last half-1949 than they admitted in the survey. Past experience shows they're conservative and cagy on future spending, prone to underestimate. The "business bet" on the future, however, not only serves to Indicate what's coming. It also has a part in Inclining the future to fit Its forecast. This is how: The billions spent by private business expansion represents money that would otherwise be Idle; It goes for materials and even more importantly for labor that wouldn't otherwise »e "marketed." . Also It works with a strong "multiplier effect:" the dollar it Introduces Into circulation when It pays a worker gets re-spent fast- again and again—jumping the national Income. Other Three Down In fact, business spending is one of the four big props under prosperity. In turning down this time, it's following two of the others, consumer (retail) spending and net foreign spending on American goods. That, say the government economists, leaves just one of the big four items in national income and national product on the upswing: government spending. They point out. however, that government spending accounts for nearly a fifth of the dollar total of national income, and its prospective increase could cancel or outweigh the combined decline In other spending. Weather Arkznsu forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not much change In temperatures. Scattered showers Saturday afternoon. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight, continued cool. Saturday, mostly cloudy and warmer with showers southwest in morning spreading over state by evening. Low tonight, 35*0 south portion; high Saturday, In the 50's. Minimum this morning—M.. Maximum yesterday—66, Sunset today—6:21. Sunrise tomorrow—5:46. • Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—21.04. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—54.5. Normal mean for April—41. Churchill Says U.S. Atomic Bomb Halted Advance of Reds in Europe BOSTON, April 1. W)—Doughty told Winston Churchill thrust out his bulldog Jaw, and told the world that: "Europe would have been com- munlzed—like Czechoslovakia—and London under bombardment some lime ago but for the deterrent of the atomic bomb In the hands ot the United States." But, he said, "war Is not inevitable." Speaking of the "war of nerves" he advised the Massachusetts Institute of Technology mid-century convocation last night : "If we persevere steadfastly together, and allow no appeasement of tyranny and wrong-doing In any form, It may not be our nerve or the structnie of our clvllzatlon which will break—something else will break, and peace may yet be preserved." Reaction from abroad was slow, but the first British newspapers to comment called the speech a "recipe Mr peace" and "remarkable." These comments came from three conservative British the Yorkshire Post, newspaper*, the London Dally Mail, and the Dally Tele- 1-8 ' graph, FOURTEEN PAGES Depot Unroofed Railroad tracks running through Canton Okln., were blocked when a tornado slruck Wednesday and lifted tho depot roof onlo the mils. One person was killed at Canton. In H series of twisters overnight hi Oklahoma, two were killed and 18 Injured. (AP Wlrephoto.) 180 Geese Aid in War Against Johnson Grass ' By Gcorto Chirk (Courier Nevis Staff Writer) From a solid field of Johnson grass to a bale to the ucre In collon In a little less than a year, that's the record set by J. W. Rayder, Huflmaii mer. Mr. Rayder "goose fnrms" 304 acres lu the extreme northeast comer of Mississippi County R few rnllcs from the Huffman community and he ins his own remedy for dealing wllh the dreaded Johnson grass, chlcl enemy of the cotton farmer. Ills remedy Is simply—a tractor and a plow an alfalfa cultivator, plenty of hard work nnd 180 geese. Mr. Rayder has been (turning In the Huffman vicinity /or n little more than a year. In fact ho hns made only one crop. But in thai year he hns accomplished a great clciil in tho control of the Johnson grass which hud Infested his land When he purchased the river loam and in December. 1917, his friends leave dlhaL he hnd bought a "gross imlch" for Ihc greater pnrt of the land had become solidly Infested in Johi'ison si ass and weeds. Part of the lund had been Idle 'during the Congress Asked r o Take U.S. Out Of Loan Business Hoover Commission Request Would End Life of 30 Agencies Bjr Strrllni K. <!r«n WASHINGTON. April l-m— 'he Hoover Commission today ask"d Congress to put the government nit of the money-lending business \nrt eliminate 30 federal agencies by merger or liquidation, The group's report on "Federal !mliK'5.i Enterprises" was so snarj- 'd by dissenting opinions tlial on me subject—public power—It could iffer no recommendation which uul majority support. Hut n majority niKed that the iccoiislnicllon Finance Corponx- lon. the big source of federal Tcdlt In war nml depression, be re- >rgnnlnxl Inlo n mere guarantor of nlvalc bnnk loans. "Wnstc nmt fuvorltlsm" mid "awn omiption" urc Invited when the government nuikcs direct loans lo him nnil Individuals In the hous- iiK, farm ami Industrial fields, snld he numbers led by Chairman Her- Alexander Gets Revenue Position State Official Picks Blytheville Man as N. Missco Inspector Appointment of Oscar Alexander of Blytheville as inspector for thn North Mississippi County branch of the State Revenue Dcpnrttrient Wns disclosed today by Dean Morloy, state revenue commissioner, nnd Mr. Alexander assumed his duties this morning In charge of the office here. H. E. Neblclt, who has been with the state revenue department office here since ear!y-in.. February, will continue us assistant inspector, and Mrs. Ethel Blackni-d, who has been with the depurtmcnt for several years, will remain on the staff of the Blytheville ofticc. An auditor from the state department offices in Little Rock was here todny to check out Herman Cross, who has been serving as assistant inspector, and to Induct the new inspector. Mr. Cross served four years as assistant Inspector. Mr. Alexander, who has been in the real estate business here, wns named to succeed W. W. Watson, Sr. The branch revenue offices handle the sale of automobile licenses, collect sales taxes on new automobiles, trucks and other vehicles where the sales tax is paid direct by the purchaser and check on merchants who are delinquent in the payment of sales taxes which are payable direct to the state revenue department In Little Rock. The branch offices also receive applications for permits to sell cigarettes and beer and handle tax stamps used by the beer dealers The Issuance of liquor permits is handled through the slate department headquarters. In a letter expressing his regre at being unable to fulfill his own engagement to speak tonight at the convocation, President Truman said: "Mr. Churchill, I'm sure, will give you something that will be historical for this period." Harold E. Stasscn replaces • the President as tonight's speaker. Churchill rolled out In sonorous tones a blunt accusation that "thirteen men In the Kremlin... aiming at the rule of the world" had "self-preservation" as the root of their "sinister and malignant policy." Repeating the phrase, "these thirteen men in the Kremlin," Churchill said their "missionaries are in every country as a fifth column, awaiting the day when they hope to be the absolute masters of their fellow-countrymen and pay off old scores." Churchill said that the western world was "now confronted with something quite as wicked, but In some ways more formidable than Hitler...." Churchill repeatedly asserted that "we have no hostility to the Russ- 8M CHUftctUU, •• Health Hurse Schedules Vaccinations Mrs. Annabel Fill, health nurse for North Mississippi County said that 11 schools were scheduled for various types of vaccinations durine April b Manila students will be given typhoid Immunizations at 9 a.m. during the first three Tuesdays of tho month, and in the afternoons Mrs. nil will go to Leachville for general Immunizations. Booster typhoid shots will be given at Burdctte school, at 9 a.m. April 14; and at 1 p.m. at Armorcl, at 2 p.m. at Forty and Eight; and at 3 p.m. at Huffman. The Booster shots are for those who were given typhoid shots last year. Booster shots will be given at Harrison High School for Negroes at 9 a.m.. April 11. and at Latip> at. I p.m.. Mrs. Pill said. On April 18 at 1 p.m. the health nurse will be at Sudbury, and she will be at Central and Junior High School In Blytheville during the afternoon of April 25. The April schedule for the unit also includes a conference In Jonesboro on April 22 and a full day trachoma clinic at the unit April 7. General clinics are conducted at the health unit each Saturday morning, and the unit Is closed In ' the aUeruoon. look even lougr,^.. Persistence Pays Dividends, "When I cume here Johnson grass on 135 acres was higher than my head," he said, "and if I could havo Just got my money back I woulc huve given up." But he didn't give up. !fc set to work on the land Immediately and thai work l>nld dividends for In his first crop year his collon ncreag. averaged him n little belter than a bale to the acre. "I broke the land in December,' he said. "Got a good freeze a few weeks later which helped a lot Then I took an alfalfa cultivator and went all over the Held, pull- lug up the John.son grass roots." "Then 1 turned my geese in. plowed and rc-plowert It until I almost wore the ground out but kept thn roots ioo-so and out of the rows where the geese could get the grass. I left the in the field constantly after the cotton wa? planccd. Then when the cotton go big enough I put the choppers to work to hc-lp the geese." Choppers Help the Gncse "The choppers and the geese stayed after It until they had th Biaso whipped. The following August I had to take the geese ou IKJCHUSO there wasn't anything U the field for them to feed on. T not only controlled the Johnson grass but the berniuda also." Today that 135 acres which 15 mouths ago was a solid mass o John/xrn grass, high as a man', head, Is being prepared for an other crop and signs of Johnson grass have all but disappeared. Expensive? Yes, It was expensive considering that his geese cost liln between M and $5 apiece, fencing which Is necessary to keep the geese In, cast between S15 and $21 an acre and the upkeep of the Sec GEESE on Page 5 Trachoma Clinics Scheduled Here And in Osceola Dr. K. W. Cosgrovc. consulting ophthalmologist for the State Boan of Health and Department ot Publti Welfare, will conduct a trachoma clinic at the North Mlsslsslpp County Health Unit. April 7, Mrs Annnbcll Fill, health nurse, an nuonced today. Mrs. Fill said Hint those plan nlng to attend the clinic shoulc register by 10 a.m. She cxplalnei that Negroes need not attend the clinic since they have a natura Immunity to trachoma. Trachoma symptoms are Itchy, red sore eyes, sensitive to light, Mrs Fill said. More than 200 cases hav been treated and arrested In till county, and a clinic has not bed conducted since 10J7. A clinic wn scheduled for last year but wa cancelled because of Dr. Cosgrovc' illness. Mrs. Fill said that anyone wit! trachoma symptoms should atteni the clinic. Dr. Cosgrovc will conduct a slm liar clinic at Oscsola on Friday. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Russia Denounces Atlantic Pact May Void Other Treaties jort Hoover. Sharp dlsaRrcement on this—nnd oil proposed curtailment o! federal jowpr nctli'Ulc.'i—wns led by Scc- ctary of Sluto Achcson, vice chnlr- uan. The result WHK a report marked by basic policy conflicts, the Inst of nn 18-lmtalhiiant scries on government rofpriu dratted by tho 12- :nemt>er, Ill-partisan commission headed by the former Republican president. Agree on Rent, O 1 Bill There was agreement that rent control, now mtinugcd by the housing expediter, should be brought under the government's centra' housing agency as should Inan guarantees under the "QI Bill of Rights," now handled by the Veterans Administration. Because of Its hopeless deadlock on public power, the group wonm up making no formal recommend tlons on tlml topic. Hoover, heading a bloc of five urged that the government end It* hydroelectric operations at tin dams. Instead of putting up trans mission and distribution lines which sometimes "duplicate 11 private am municipal lines. And the five members added tha government multi-purpose dam shmiid give priority to water supply Irrigation, flood control and navlu allon, In that order, with powe: bringing up the rear. Acheson and two other memberi reported that such Issues "are no for us to decide but for the congress They also protested against setidlni lo Congress an accompanying sub committee report which they char?< ed "adopts the line of the private utilities. 1 Scpcratcly, former Secrelary o Defense James Forrestal said the commission was outrunning Iti Jur Isdlctlon. He felt also that the gov crnmcnt should keep Its lending power. Defensive Nature Of Pact Stressed Russians Told Not To Worry About It —Just Don't Attack WASHINGTON, April I. (/r>—A op State Department official suggested today Unit tlic Russians need lot worry nlwut tho North Atlantic 'reuty; all they have to do is not itljiclc any member nation. This official, who declined to be driitlflcd by name, ivasserted the imcrlcan government's position hat (ho treaty U purely defensive. He said lhat any nation which haa my doubts about It can fully pro- ccl Itself by refraining from at- ack on any of the member countries. This Informal reaction to Russia's County Responds In Campaign to Assist Cripples John Mayes, chairman for the c 5lpp! County Chapter of the Arkansas Association for the Crippled said today that more than third of the quota had been subscribed during the first two weeks of the drive. Reports show that $1.081.01 has been solicited In Mississippi County ami the estimated needs for the county call for approximately J3,- 000 to be rated. The drive will not be closed untl the Saturday before Easter. Mr. Mnyes anld that F-titcr Seals not UMid could he returned to hlf office, so that a second group o Seals could be mailed to other contributors. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chlcasjo) Open High Low Close Afsy .. 216?t 218 SI5"i 217'4-K July .. 208->i 210X 208 1 /! 210!i-V4 y lend nj)on tu e nigning of the North Atlantic i titormed souurces said today. * The Russians denounced Uu DM) today, calling it an offensive Inatru- ment at striking (ear Into nattoo* which refined to accept world <tom^ inatlon by the British and Am*r. learn. The Soviet memorandum to the seven original aporuon of the Atlantic pact uld the treaty undermines i the "very foundation*" at le United Nation* and violate* in- ernatlonal agreements. (The British Foreign Office rc- ecled any suggestion by Russia that te Atlantic treaty violates either ie U. N. charter or the Britialv prolest tho alliance came as went ahead for the formal ig ol the treaty on Monday. It was clear that the now Soviet blast was not disturbing those plan* In any way. T)ii> Soviet, protest, delivered lute ycsterdny, was translated at the Slatn Department only this morn- Ing. It Is still under consideration. The Department, therefore, via hesitant to luko any formal nosltlou on It until it hart been thoroughly studied by Secretary of State Acheson and other lop milhorlUw. Minister. Gather Foreign ministers wero gathering: to sign the historic treaty on Monday. One ot the new arrivals, Belgium's Pnul Henri spaak, told reporters that Rusvsla's new note wll not stop him from signing tin North Atlantic alliance for hi* country. Spaak'. denied Russia's charge* that* the alliance Is agjre«lv». Hi said that to him "the most Import ant thing In the (Soviet) note" 1 the statement that Russia has HI aggressive alms. The diplomats here pushed ahem at full apeed on plans for unifying tlve non-Communist West to bulli up It* total military and economl power against any possible Sovle The latest development on this front came when the State Department announced that Secretary o State Acheson would receive Brills Foreign Minister Bevln and Frenc Foreign Minister Schumann Jjolntl later In the day. Indications were that the forelg mlnlslcrs of the three Western pow era hud determined to make an 1m mediate start on discussions of the! differences over the control an future development of Weatei Germany. Chest X-Ray Clinic to End Tomorrow Two hundred and one person were x-rayed by the mobile unit o the state Health Department the clinic here yesterday. Tho unit will complete a four day schedule here, supplementing !S-day clinic lield In the count, earlier this year, tomorrow. Mrs. O. O. Redman, exccutlv secretary for the Mississippi Count Tuberculosis Association, said tha the unit could easily give mor x-rays and lhat all persons who ha x-rays made within the past yea should report to the unit for th chest picture. Mrs. Kendall Berry, Mr*. DoyI Henderson, Mrs. Harry Frltzlus Mrs. J. c. Droke and Mrs. Bufor JToting served as registrars for th cllnlo yesterday. Blytheville Student Faces Busy Day In Oratory Contest and Band Festiva Jimmy Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lowe, and winner of the district competition In the America* Legion's annual state oratory contest for high school pupils, was literally leaping from one contest to another today. He was scheduled to compete with three other district oratory winners In the finals of the state contest In Little Rock today and tonight lead the 55-membcr Blytheville High School Band In the district band festival events In Searcy. Members of the band loft by bus tills morning and will return tomorrow. The Blytheville High School senior Is one of four area winners in Arkansas who were to compete to- rtay for the $100 scholarship and the chance to represent Arkansas in the regional contest. Tile prepared orations to be delivered by the four student! will be supplemented by extemporaneous orations of about half that length on subjects to constitution. be selected on the W. B. Nicholson, superintenden of Blytheville Schools; Miss Lun Wllhelm, English teacher, Mrs Lowe and son, Jerry accompanied Jimmy to Little Rock today. H was scheduled to deliver his ora tton at 1 p.m. His 10-12 minute prepared ora tlon Is the same he gave in Jones boro last week, entitled "Our Llv Ing Constitution." Following the oration contest the Blytheville group In Little Rock wll go to Searcy. where Jimmy will Ica< the BlythCTllle band In IU march Ing exhibition there. High schoo bands from this entire district will participate in this event. Ropert Llpscomb, Blytheville band director, snld that 20 high school bands, representing l.OOC band students, were expected to at tend the band festival. The Blytheville Band was to par ticipate in concert and marching presentations. The (oncert <vas to be given this afternoon, and march \nt exhibitions tonifht. usslan friendship treaty.) When the Soviet Foreign Mlnla- ry originally denounced the At- inllo alliance early this year/din. Jmata took the view that the 30- eur treatlej tlgntd by i France an4 rllaln with Russia during th* war ere In Jeopardy. Cite Treaty CUoec ''The Russians now have raUed ust this point; that clauses in both rcRtles stipulate that neither pafi y shall join alllancea directed gainst the other. , The British-Soviet treaty *x«i iited In London May M, lt43, un i Article 7: "Each of the high con- ractlng partlei undertake* not to onclude any alliance and not to lake part In any coalition directed gainst the other high contracting arty." ~ The French-Soviet treaty, <xe- Ulcd at Moscow Deo. 10. IMt Mid n Article 5: "The high oontractlnt allies undertake not to conclude ny alliance and not to take part n any coalition directed a« either of the high contracting les. ' • - Tlie Russian! may not denounce ;lie treaties with Franc* and Brl- laln. One Interpretation of the treaties contenda thl» cannot be don* ? until after 20 yean. Thus the Ru*. slana may Just say the t'reatlee do not exist any more. In thla eaae, rib formal denunciation to hecewrr. and for all practical purpoaea, ttw two treaties would be dead. '.'. ' A British ..oil painting .<* th* signing of the Anjlo-Sovitt ttMtsr hangs In the large reception room of sperldqruivka Palace, That ple- ture, which Britain gave to the Soviet Union, may come down ahortly. The Soviet note to the originators of the Atlantic pact Mid it li "directed agalnat the Soviet Union" Is "openly aggressive" In character. It has "nothlrig in common'either with the tasks of »elt-deiense of the parties to the treaty or with tn* real 1 recognition of the alma and principles of the United Nation* or- ganisation," th» memorandum charged. Clalaw Violation* The pact, the not* asserted, violates existing treaties between Britain and Russia, France and Riu- sla and the Potsdam and Tall*, agreements. Russia, the memorandum proclaimed, "does not Intend to attack anyone." Transmission of (he memorandum was announced by the official Soviet news agency Tass. It went to th* United States, Britain, France, Bel- glum, Canada, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, the original •poruora. Soviet ambassadori hi th* nvtn countries handed the memorandum to each government. The text was published on Inaid* pages of Moscow's morning • newt- papers without editorial comment, a normal method of announcement. It appeared as statesmen from th* seven countries named and other western nations were gathering in Washington for Monday's scheduled signing of the treaty. Noble Gill Slated To Be Next Head Of Rotary Club Noble Gill, Blytheville real estate man, was nominated yesterday to succeed Alvln Huffman, Jr, u president of the Blytheville Rotary Club. A report from the nominating committee at the-luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble yesterday submitted only Mr. Gill's name to head the organ Ira tlon. The club's election will be held April 28, and the new officers win be Installed July 7. B. Q. West and R. A. Porter were listed as nominees for vice- president; TJ. S. Branson, secretary} and nominees, with three to b* elected, as directors are: Ruacen Phillips, Monroe Cratn, Jame* L. Guard. Keith Bllbrey, John Kay**, and C. Q. Redman. Or. Weldon T. Rainwater tpok* foil owing the report from the committee. He discussed heart d!mue« and the work of th* Americas Heart Association. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Apr, I—1:10 p>m. Open High &oiw da** Mar. <ueo) . am am am an* May July Oct. 0*0. XB» 3397 . ..... J1U >!19 IMS MM HI* »1« (US MM JMS Ml m» JKT

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