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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMJNANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 88 Blythevllle Daily Newt Blythevlll* Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE.COPIES FIVE CENTS No New Cases Oi Polio Listed fn Missco Area Total for County Stands at 58 With Thr«« Fatalities For the first day in almost a month, no new cases of polio were reported for Mississippi County through the county Health Unit. The number of cases In this county since the first of the year winds at 58, with three deaths. All but five of the cases developed alter June 10. Meanwhile, as a result of the epidemic, the Chickasaw Athletic Club, operators of the Blytheville •wimmlng pool at Walker park, announced today Ihey will "voluntarily" close the pool until further notice. C. G. Redman, president of the club, stated that the lack of business due to the polio scare warranted the closing. To Repair Walker Park Pool He said the operators will take advantage of the temporary close to make repairs on the pool. They •will experiment with painting the bottom of the pool also, he said. The airbase swimming pool is remaining open. Two polio cases not previously re« rted but recorded through the lalth unit several days ago include two county babies. Trankie Henderson .two-year-old aon of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henderson of Dell, was taken to University Hospital in Little Rock yesterday. Evelyn Harris, one-year-old Negro from Wilson, has been in University Hospital In little Rock since June 36, according to Dr. A. M. Washburn, director, of communicable disease control. She is the daughter of Ed Harris. Hcr's is the second case from Wilson. Total July 4th Death Toll Set At Record 711 By The AwocUted Preu The nation's accidental death toll over the Fourth of July holiday— a record breaking 11—was "shameful and disgraceful." say« the National Safety Council. The 711 killed In violent accidents over the three-day period was the highest ever reported lor a Fourth of July Holiday and near the record for any holiday period. The final count In the state-by- state survey showed 315 traffic fatalities, 25 more than the 290 estimated by the council; 256 drown- Ings, and 110 killed from miscellaneous causes. The tabulation covered a period from 6 p. m. last Friday to midnight Monday. The nation's heaviest accidental death toll for a holiday period was 761 for four days in Christinas week of 1936. Of the toUl, 555 were killed in traffic mishaps. The previous high for the Independence Day holiday was 628 In 1941. School Optnlnr Delayed . JONESBORO, July 6. (API—Open ing of schools in the Monette District, scheduled for next Monday, has been postponed indefinitely due to the polio epidemic. Frank Poe, chairman of the ic'fiool board, made the announcement toda^y. The board voted last night to accept the recommendations of local and state health authorities who had suggested postponement oi the opening.. ••, Some 1300 school children in the district will greet the news. Four children in the, Monette district have been stricken by polio during the past month. SUtr ToUl Stands at 175 _l LITLE ROCK, July 6. (AP)—Arkansas' 1940 poliomyelitis outbreak apparently is slowing down. Only three new cases have been reported to the Arkansas Health Department during the last 24 hours, bringing the year's total to 115 cases. Most of the victims were stricken during June. Only one ol the new cases came from Mississippi County, which was labeled an epidemic area by. the health department last month. One of the victims was from Bradford, Ark., (White County). All are receiving treatment in Little Hock hospitals. HeatWaveDeath Toll Reaches 132 Some Shower* But Little Other Relief Seen for Nation BT the AMocUted Pre» A toil 'of at least 132 deaths wa-s counted today in the longest heat wave so far this summer. No immediate break in the torrid temperatures was in sight. Although thundershowers cooled scattered sections of the hot belt temporarily yesterday and last night. In addition to deaths induced by the heal, nine were known dead and five were missing from a sudden, violent squall that raked the New York metropolitan area yesterday. The storm knifed across Long Island Sound and' capsized hundreds of boats. The estimated dead due to the heat included heat prostrations and heart attacks attributed to the Sen. Vandenberg Adds His Plea for Pact Ratification Treaty Is Sought At'Shield Against 'Greedy Communism' By Don Whilehead WASHINGTON. July 8—M>)— Senator Vandenberg of Michigan today asked the senate to ratify the North Atlantic Pact as a shield for free men against "embattled Greedy Communism." He opened the second day of debate on the 12-uation alliance with the double-barreled statement tha (1) Communism is the sole threat to world peace nnd (2) its final target Is the United States. The treaty win oe a warning t< would-be conquerors, Vandenberg said in his prepared-in-advance text, that 300.000,000 people wil resist aggression. As Republican leader In foreign affairs, he added the weight of hi prestige to that of Senator Con nally (D-Tex) sjlio led off in th debate yesterday. May Pass in Week As Vandenberg spoke, Slenat leaders saw a good chance to wi final approval of the treaty in les. than a week of debate. They wer encouraged by a genral lack of op position to tiie pact and its stnled purpose of heading off any attack on the Western. non-Comnianist world. A two-thirds vote of approval by the Senate is needed to bind the U, S. to the treaty. Vandenberg called the treaty "the best available Implement to discourage armed aggression and thus to stop another war before it starts." And then he turned to Com- muism. He said Oie world's "precious values" are in jepardy in to- AT HAYT1 CELEBRATION— Miss Mary Ellen Redman (right) of Kennett, Mo,, carried off top honors Monday in Hayti's Fourth of July celebration when she was named "Miss Southeast Missouri" from a field of six contestants, representing other towns In the area. She is 18 and the daughter of Mrs. Leora Redman. Miss Redman is a graduate of the Kennett High School's Class of 1949. Above is Congressman Paul C. Jones, also of Kennett, representative of the Tenth Missouri District in Congress. He was the principal speaker at the celebration held In Hayti's Northside Park. Britain Places Ban on Added Dollar-Area Purchases after Sterling Reserves Hit Bottom Devaluation British Curb on Buying U.S. Products New Blow to Declining Export Market By S:*m Dawsnn NEW YORK, July 6. W—Foreign traders today saw In Britain's latest curb on buying American products another push downhill lor the United States' sliding exports. *— They also gloomily predicted further losses of world American traders to markets by the British, heat. 54 Die in Chicago The deaths of thus nature by NEA Raps Hiring Of Red Teachers Convention Takes Firm Stand on Communist Issue ihivley Slated "o Head Legion Two Nominating Committees Pick Same Commander Memorial Fund Hears $5,000; $6,000 Heeded Nearly $200 was Rdded today to the contributions to tlie Mississippi County Memorial Association to finance tlie cost of erecting a memorial to servicemen -who gave their lives In World Wars I and H. The total now stands at $4.919.82 -Hh $6,000 needed to pay (or the oiarker and the Inscribing of tnc hames of the heroes on the stone. Receipt ol $196.45 was announced today of which $95.45 was from the Veterans of Foreign Wars In this county. The VFW pre\\ously had contributed $25 to the fund. Other contributions Included: Burdette Plantation, Mrs. Walter Lynch. Blytheville Rotary Club, $25 each: Mrs. J. E. Crook and the Jaycee's Exhausted Roosters' Club, $10 each; Tom Martin of Dell, $5; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrill, ?1. slates Included: Ilinbis 54 (including 50 Chicago area, coroner's office estimate of deatlu from heat and neart attaches aggravate* by heat); Indiana 2; Iowa 6; Maryland 3; Michigan 8; Minnesota 14; Missouri 10; Nebraska 3; New York 6; Ohio 10; Pennslyvarda 12; Virginia 2; Wisconsin 2. Mosb of the midwest was weary from a week of hot, sticky weather. The eastern states also sizzled in the searing heat. And in the northeastern area there was no sign of rain to break the long drought. The new heat wave only added to further damage farm crops already ba'Jly wilted by seven weeks of rainless weather. Crop losses in the region have been estimated at more than $50.000,000. The U.S. Weather Bureau said the only comfortable spots over the two-thirds of the 'country in the grip of the hot weather were the northern border states. Temperatures also were pleasant along the Pacific Coast. But the heat was °" (u ' 1 D 'ast In Ihe central, eastern and southern slates. Some rain fell in the upper lakes region and north central slates. But generally after the day's "tortured world." "ThU Jeopardy dof. not stem from us." he went on. . r Mr President, it stems from embattled, greedy communism abroad and at home." Vandenberg declared that -'m^en conspiracies are aimed .ultimately at the United States. ..,". "We cannot run he told the Senile, pact or no pact. We" target, though othei peoples are (in nearer jeopardy? Have No Choice. The treaty Ms designed ""to minimize the threat of this jeopardy, Vandenberg continued, adding: "Much as we might crave the easier way of lesser responsibility we are denied the privilege. We cannot turn back the clock. We have no choice as to whether shall play a great, part in the world. We have to play that part.! college. BOSTON, July 6. </Pj—The National Education Association—825,- teachcrs—today took a firm stand that Communist Party members should not be allowed to teach in the nation's schools. The 3,000 delegates adopted on voice vote the flate declaration 'Members of the Communis United States shouk iployed as teach'ers.'-: fere only a 'few fa'lri "No's" when president Mabel Stud ebnker asked who opposed. The convention's action settlec a parliamentary procedure tang] which had delayed direct actioi on the Communist question. The Communist-ban vote cam after a spirited denunciation Communism by John K. Norton u Columbia University's Teache; We have to play it in sheer defense of our own self-interest: All that we can decide is whether we shall play it well or ill." Vandenberg agreed with Connally thaV a vote for the treaty will not commit any Senator to vote for the proposed $1.130,000.000 program to re-arm the pact nations. showers the mercury started climb and humidity increased. to Blytheville Gets Shower A slightly cooling shower in Blytheville this morning brought hopes of relief, but how lasting the effects would be were still a matter of speculation this noon. The daily maximum temperatures here, have been 90 degrees or higher since June 18, and on several days have come close to the lea-degree mark. The high on three consecutive days last week was 98 degrees and on Saturday the mercury climbed to 99 degrees. During this period since June 18. only four-tenths of an Inch of rain has fallen. A light • 1 sprinkle"last night barely dampened the pavement and was not enough to measure. Arkansas' Second Oleo Plant Soon To Be Completed Construction on the $1.500,000 oleomargarine and shortening plant in Wilson and the refinery for cottonseed oil Is to be completed in about 60 days, It was disclosed today by J. H. Grain of Wilson, manager of the Lee Wilson & Company interests in Eastern Arkansas. Work on the refinery and the shortening plant have been under way for more than, a year. The completion of the project, Mr. Grain said today, will enable farmers to sell oleomargarine and shortening Instead of raw cottonseed oil. The plant In Wilson will be the second for Arkansas. Recently a $383,000 plant was completed in Osceola and began production. It was erected by Osceola F'oods, Inc., headed by L.CJ3. Young of Osceola. today announced a renewed drive to sell more English goods abroad. It came at a time when American-made goods are backing up In the warehouses bi-":U!se of dwindling foreign markets. Sir Stafford Cripps' lumounce- niont today that Britain will further cut purchases from dollar arc- as was bad news (or American tobacco, wheat nnd cotton fanners, and gasoline refiners. They figured their products would be blacklisted by the British as items they could use less of under a tighter austerity program. These products are nil In surplus supply In tills country nd looking for markets abroad. The chancellor of the exchequer's c-port on Britain's finances was Iso bad news In general for exporters who only yesterday were old by the Commerce Department hat further slides In export vol- ime in May carried American outgoing trade well below the monthly average of the first enimler of the year. Stock exchange traders, however, showed little immediate reaction to Sir Stafford's speech, al- Nominating committees of Du< Cason Epsl 24 of the American Le- jion last night unanimously selected 2. N. Shlvley Nierstheimer to succeed Jame post commande though It highlighted the generally dangerous condition of British financial -md Industrial health closely tied with our own Marshall I'lnn efforts to restore Western European economy. Wall street apparently found the chancellor's speech about whnt was expected, and stock prices and trading volume showed no Immediate reaction. . American Importers noted that Sir Stafford proposed that the British cut prices by greater production efficiency, importers have complained that British goods have been priced out of the American market,, explaining In part the sharp drop In Britain's exports In April. The total of America's Imports, from all sources, dropped hi May to $53!)..|CO.OO. This wns 10 per cent bclmv average, nml 9 per cent below last ' Of Pound Not Contemplated. «y Hal Cooper LONDON, July 6. CAP)—Sir Stafford Cripps today banned further commitments: for purchase in the dollar rirea except where "urgent national Interest" Is proved. He reported the sterling area's reserves are down to ? 1,624,000 000 after dropping radically In the last six months—but he said Britain has "no; the slightest intention of dcvalulnK Uic pound." Existing contracts for dollar-area purchases will stay In force, Crippj told the. House ol Commons, but the treasury will permit furthei spending only "where a clear case I urgent national interest Is cs- iibllshed." Cripps, chancellor of the exche- uer and Britain's economic chief, cclarcd Britain must reduce the rice of her products to enrourag* xnorls. He said this can be dons hrough efficiency of production year's monthly average of 3504,000,000. U. $1,077,200,000. The first quarter's monthly average was $1.095,000.000 S. exports in May totalled nnd last year's $1,051,000,000. monthly average Norton told the convention: "The country is looking at wha we do in the next half hour." "We know we're loyal," Norton, said, "But there are a lot of people who are confused." Called "Evil System- He blasted Communism as "an evil system" which would "regulate according to a despotic ideology every phrase of a citizen's life." Norton said that Communism "looks upon schools and education as an essentially choice means of obtaining its evil ends." FTe said this was the real issue: "Should there be freedom to destroy freedom and to use the school as a means of doing it?" Mrs. Rose' Russell, legislative agent of the CIO Teachers Union of New York who had a verbal and submitted the names of sevei candidates to fill the six other of ices of the post at the annual election next Tuesday night. Mr. Shirley's nomination for l)i post was affirmed by the member ship along with the committees, |e_ctions after they were sub x candidates a contest office: hlch there will be a contest is "that of post, surgeon where Dr. w. A. Grlmmctt will be opposed by Dr. W. T. Rainwater. Dr Grirnmett was nominated on the "Blue" ticket and Dr. Rflln- water was nominated by the "Red" committee. Candidates who were chosen by both committees to be unopposed for office are Louis Green, for first vice-commander; Ed Burks, second vice-commander-, the Rev. Roy I. Baglcy. chaplain; c. A. Cunning- lam, historian; and Joe Travis, ser- icaut-at-arms. Two Candidates Withdraw Two other candidates were named ay the committees but withdrew r rom tlie races. They were Ed A. Rice for re-election as first vice- commander and John R. Johnson, for the office of sergeant-at-artns. The post election will be held In the Legion Hut on North Seconc Street next Tuesday night with the polls to be open between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Judges for the election will be Clint Cnldweli, Roy Koonce, Foy Etchieson, H. I,. Halsell Sr., Jim Stovall and Dill Teg Brannan Farm Plan 'Test' Is Hit Sen. Butler Says Trial Run Would Wreck Agri Economy WASHINGTON, July 6—Wj— enator Butler (R-Neb) said today nactment ,of a "trinl^uh" of the 3ranna«^farm pl:in*-6n hogs woulri yreck trie entire agricultural ec- nomy of the nation. He testified before a Senate Ag- fcuHure Subcommittee considering bill by Chairman Thomas (D- Okla) of full committee to permit, overnment production payments to Britain's Inability ToCompefeCited Acheson Sees Need For Improved Status In World Markets clash with Norton meeting yesterday, at .said a separate that she Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy, scattered thundersliowers Thursday and iu north and central portions this afternoon and early tonight. Not much change In temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with scattered thundershowers. No important temperature changes. Minimum this morning—76. k. Maximum yesterday—94. Sunjet today—7:16. Sunrise tomorrow—4:53. Normal mean for July—81.5. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. t—31.50. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—85. Thh Dale iJst \>ar Maximum this morning— 11. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —27.68. Soybeans CHICAGO, July S— <*>/— Soybeans: High Low Clos* July ........ 2S2?; 247U 2S3U-U Kov Vic M«t 519'i 2I5U 218-m4 213 216'4-li lll'.i Two Paralyzed War Veterans Hurt in Accident Two paralyzed war veterans from Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis were injured, one believed seriously, late yesterday when the car In which they were riding left Highway 61 and overturned several times sin miles South ot Haytl, Mo. Missouri State Trooper W. P. Wicfcham ot Haytl Identified the two men as Ted Holtzschue and Carl E Rushfo. both patients Kennedy General Hospital. According to Trooper Wlckham who investigated, the two men were traveling North in a IMS Pontlac convertible. As their car attempted to pass another, the left wheels left the pavement causing the driver to lose control. The car then swerves' to the right side of the road and overturned. It has not been determined which of the two men driving. JVrtlC'wing the accident the injured men were taken to the Prcs- nell Hospital In Kemwtt, Mo., bui were later returned to Kennedy General HwptUL did not oppose tiring disloyal teachers but she feared the phrasing of the report. Mrs. Russell declared that the action against Communism "may lead to dismissals on other political grounds and that is the great danger." Earlier, S. Perry Brown, the national commander of the American Legion, told delegates that the na- Uon was looking to the teachers to take a st-nd on the issue of Com- etlioff. In other action last night mem bers of the post heard a discussion of the proposed veterans rehabili tatlon center which wil] be set U| in Little Rock by the American Le gion. Floyd A. White, chairman o the State Policy Committee which initialed the action, explained th Legion's plans for the office to tin membership. New York Cotton NEW YORK. July 6. (API—Clos ing cotton quotations: High Low Last Jly 3318 3280 3280-8 Oct 2958 '#35 2944-4 Dec 2356 2925 2038 Men 20, C 0 2925 2930N Middling spot; 33.25N, Off 32./ producers. Under this prices of hogs would be alloivcd to drop to their laturftl level on the market and he Treasury would pay hog pro- iucers for any difference between government-determined hose and )rices. "This program," Butter sntd, 'would be disastrous to the agrt- cuHural producers of this country. cannot thmk of anything we could do to the farmers of this country than to pass this bill." He nrgcd thnt the present fnrm price .support program be continued through I DM). Musi Include Other Items The Nebraska:! contended that, If Congress insisted on pas-stnc; the bill for a trial run on hogs, it should then Include all olhRr agricultural items as well to "pormIL a reft I tc.st of the program." Tlip plan applied to VIOK* alone, he said, would cnnsc a collapse ol prices oti beef cattle. Iambs and WASHINGTON. July 8 </!•>— Sec retary of State Acheson said toda Ujjit If Britain Is to salve-Its econ oinic problems for the long term. must improve its ability to compete in world markets. response to a request for comment oil the British economic crisis — which Acheson said he does not consider to be a great crisis— the secretary ssitl the heart of the issue Is Britain's power in competitive selling. Acheson .said he has every confidence that the British will bo able to mnke the necessary readjustments for the switch from a sellers' to a buyers' market. He declined comment on activities in. Europe of Treasury Secretary John Snyder, the senior U.S. official now abroad. Snyder is making a tour of treasury offices. Oil other matters, Acheson told his news conference: 1. The United States Is delivering to Nationalist China all the economic aid which it cnn effectively deliver now. That wns Achcson's response to a request lor commen on a new appeal from Chiang Kat- shck for American support. No Restrictions tin Reds 2. The United States puts no restrictions on trade with Russia, except on strategic materials, but the Soviet Union places a great many nd "we have no desire to see wages ut." The "standstill" In dollar buying which Cripixs ordered will contimu t least until September. By then BllP funds for the coming yeai will be distributed, and a new chenre of payments among Euro- jenn nations will be In effect, "We shifil get out a new important program in the light of circumstances which then exist,' Cripps said. The chancellor said he and John W. Snyder, U.S. Secretary of tlu Treasury, will discuss "the wholi matter" this weceknd In conferences here. Canada, which like th« United States Is a dollar country, will be represented at the talks Then next Wednesday, the flnanci ministers of the British dominion! will mec t with Cripps to give theli views. The sterling area consists of all British countries except canadi and the Ajigln-Egyptian swine.,,., and also BurrriaV Iceland 'antTTr*s| Previously, the danger point of thl .sterling areas reserves in gold and dollars has been considered aj around $2,000,000,000. The reserves now have sunk nearly $400,OCO,OfX below that. Cripps told the Commons: "We must seek together a lonj term remedy for the stubborn problems of the balance of trad< between the Western Hembpheri nnd the res^ of the world, of which the sterling area forms an important part." He said diminishing exports U the united States were .the main reason for the drain on Britain'! reserves. poultry "since these prtccs go up and down t n R*ft 1(lr ." Butler said thl.s would then affect the price of ttrnin and end up with prices of nil basic agricultural products dropping to between 60 and 75 per cent of purltv. (Parity l.s a formula for r:ilculfittw; the relationship bctwcrn what a farmer sets for the things he .sells and what he buvs.l Thomas. sUKKestcd an amendment to his biil to include wool, potatoes. milk. csef. chikcns and turkeys as I part of the plan for H trial run on ) hogs. Fie said lip would have no objection to including beef as well. Higher Assessments, Lower Tax Rates Urged Missco Assessor Joins State Agency in Effort to Lift Totals Shown on Tax books Here, in Other Counties Herbert Mississippi Shippen County his deputes are seeking to bring the assessment level in the county up to 10 per cent of the actual valuation, it was disclosed today. And In addition, members of the assessor's staff in this country are making a country-wide survey in order to get more property on the taxbooks. wMch will serve to further Increase the income from taxes levied against both real and personal property, Mr. ShVppen satd. Sew Commission Makes Survey Hecent investigation ol assessment figures in various counties of the s'-le by the Arkansas Tax Commission, A-hlch was set up ny the 1949 Oencr 1 Assembly, show that there is a wide variation In the assessment levels In various sections of the state. Under state law real and personal property is required to be placed on the tax books at 5C per cent of the actual value ol the property, but the relation be tween the average assessments range from less than four per cent of Osceola. I The figures were announced re- assessor, and I cently in Little Rock by C. P. New- on, tax commission member, whose home Is ! - Little Rock. His home county, Pulasfcl. the richest In the state and where he served as a former assessor, has Its property on the tax books at less than 10 }er cent of the actual value, the survey disclosed. Check Made in Missco Mississippi County's assessments average ft little more than eight per cent ol the actual value, the Lax commission found after making a spot survey to determine what Uie situation is In this county. The survey show? that farm lands in this county are on the tax books at 8.3 per cent of their actual value and in the urban areas the rate is 7.8 per cent. The average for the state was found to be 12.59 per cent of the actual values for both real and personal property. Tax authorities agree that the average Is too low, and Mr. Shlppcn and ethers pointed out that it would be highly advantageous for the state as t whole If the assessments could be "We cannot get around the fact that our present high tax In Madison County to nearly 32 rp.lsed p.nd at the same time the per «nt In Let County, Ux rmt« lowered. keeping Industries out of the state," Mr Shlppcn said. "We could over' come that situation to a .substantial degree," he said, "by adjusting the assessments upward, and bringing the tax rate down so that the net rest't in taxes paid would be approximately the same as it was in this county last year." E.Tpecls Increase for 1919 Mr. Shippen expressed the belief that the assessment totals for Mississippi County will show a considerable Increase this year. Figures lor 1948 were used by the state agency In making its survey to determine the ratio between assessments and total value of the property assessed, "We have been handicapped In this county, and I am certain that other counties have been operating under similar handicaps," Mr. Shippen satd. "We do not have the manpower to do the kind of Job which should be done, but we do have. & larger staff in this county this year. "We are trying to get the prop ertv on the laxb-As St 10 per cent ol it* tctutl vtlut, and that, value being determined on the bn.sis the sale of real :lio estate. involving "At the samr time we arc gct- obstacles in the way of trade with the United states, Including halting the snlc of manganese. The secretary thus tartly commented on Russian President Nikolai Shvernlk's appeal for more trade with Die United Slates. 3. The United States stands ready to aid resettlement of refugees in Palestine but the primary rcsjwn- slbility for working out a plan rests with Israel and I he Arab states. 4. Since returning trom Paris two weeks ago. Acheson has not had any Indications ot ciforts to settle the Greek civil war Insofar as It. Involves aid from Yui;<xs!avla from the Communist guerrtHas. Acheson said the British government has been keeping American officials fully informed on the dollar situation. He said the British situation tends to get played up as a great crisis but he does not think there Actually is any great crisis. Conditions which have now devel- had been anticipated all Acheson said. He declared .t»g new on the tax- books as the result of a check nf each area for recently completed buildings," he <al<l. Garland Cnunly l-'iRure Ts Low Commer 'rig on the re-sults of the state agcmy's spot check on assessments, Governor McMaCh suggested that steps would be tf!*en to get all counties' assessinents in to at least the present average as quickly as possible, and then during the next lour years try "> get the average figure lifted tn 20 or 25 per cent of the real value Governor McMath's home county of Garland was found to be OUR of the very lowest in the entire state. Rural property in that county Is on the tax books nt 3.7 per cent of Its actual value, and the urban property at 3.8 percent, the State Tax Commission's survey disclosed. Lee County with 31.9 per cent ranked the highest of any in the stale. Arkansas. Woodruff nnd Mongomery counties wore others among ihc highest with figures of 27 per cent, $15,000 Bond Set by Court In Assault Case Bond for the appearance of John Wesley Ferguson I n Misstoipp: Circuit Court on a rape charge wai fixed by the Arkansas Supremi Court Monday at $15.060 and not $1,500, it was disclosed today bs H. G. Partlow, prosecuting attornes Tor the Second judicial District, The defendant still was In Jai! today. Ferguson is charged with a criminal attack Involving his 10-year- old niece near Ynrbro on May IS Ffe has been held in jail here sinct hi.i arrest. The Supreme Court allowed bond in the case after Circuit Judge Charles W. Light ol P«r.i«tnild had declined to permit release of the defendant undci bond. The sin filler figure 'xas used In in item in the Courier News yes- terclny on the basis of an Associated Press report from Little Rock, which Ustcd the amount ot bond as $l.50G when it should have been $15,000. oped along, they resulted from the switch from a seller's to a bvtyers market in the world some time a:;o. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T HI 1-8 Amcr Tobacco 10 1-4 Anaconda Copper 28 Beth Steel 25 3-8 Chrysler 48 3-4 Coca Cola 131 1-4 Ocn Electric 353-1 Gen Motors 583-4 Montgomery Ward 51 5-8 N Y Central 9 7-8 Inl Harvester 25 National Distillers 183-4 Republic Steel 18 1-4 Radio 10 1-8 Socony Vacuum Burglars Enter Four Buildings In Bragg City, Mo. CAHirrHERSVU-LE. Mo.. July 6 —Burel.irs Monday night ',-nterev the jKistoffice In Bragg Citv Mo. and three business concerns, it was disclosed today by chief Oeputj Sliniifr Jack Kelly, who assisted in the investigation. He said that tools used oy thf burglars apparently were taker from the Venable Garage in Bragg City and used to force entrance to the other buildings. The postofficc was entered through a window and the safe was forced open. The postofficc- nurptary wai investigated by a postal Inspector Pemlscot County officers said and I it was not announced what was obtained by the burglars. Apparently nothing was stolen from either of the other two places entered. They were the Wilson Drug Store and the Frisco depot, rha first of the series of burglaries was 1"? i discovered about 6 a.m. Tuesday Sears. Roebuck 383-8! Standard of N J 64 Texas Corp S3 J. C. Penney 48,1-8 U S Steel 22 southern Pacific, 35 5-8 j able' to pick up » trail. at the drug store. Bloodhounds were sent from here to Bragg city in 'an effort to trail the b'irelars. but Chief Deputy K~'tv sn jf 1 'hut t^e d">ps were im-

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