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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS «* DOMINANT,-NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 120 BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVIM.E, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1951 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Cotton Crop Seen 'At 17 Million Bales U.S. Predicts Near Record High Production in Year WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. (AP)—The Agriculture Department, in its first forecast of the current cotton crop, today estimated it at 17,266,000 bales of 500 pounds gross Minimum Hope' Held For Averting W W /// WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. (*J—A congressional military expert told he House today "there is only a minimum of hope" thai th« uniwdj State* can avert an all-out war that might last ten yeara, weight. This near-record crop is 7,214,000 bales more than the 10,012,000-ten-year (1940-49) average of 12,030,000 bales. • ' * The government had appealed i crop of at least 10,000,000 sales to replenish supplies which iad been cut to a low level under defense program demands. Exports have been restricted because of the ;upply situation. The largest crop ever produced was 18.946.000 bales in 1937, Big Boost Expected A big boost in Ihe crop had been expected by the cotton markets, evidenced by the fact that prices lave dipped rather sharply from a ceiling of 45.76 cents a pound. In an accompanying report, the Census Bureau said 223.8B6' running bales of cotton from this year's cvrop had been ginned prior to Aug. 1. This compares with 283,243 ginned to the same date lasi Johns Ordered a To Disconnect Sewer Lines City Ordered lo Pay Back $115 Collected In Chickasaw Issue 8am Johns has to disconnect Razorback sewer lines from Chickasaw Courts sewer system and the City of Blytheville must return the • 115 it collected from Mr. Johns for a sewer connection permit when It authorized him to Join the Chickasaw Courts line, according to ruling of Chancellor W. Leon fcnith. The Blytheville Housing Authority built a sewer system for Chickasaw Courts at the time the housing project was being built. The system, which BHA insists Is a private one. was connected to mains in Blytheville Sewer District One. The city later authorized the Razorback to connect with the Ciilcka- saw CourtsX lines in order to reach Sewer District O»e. BHA filed a Chancery Court suit, in June to require the Razorback to taXe up its connection and to enjoin the city from issuing any more gunilaV permits, 'Officials: of the Housing Authority said the system in the projec «a» built to care for the sewerage jjj" : ,fpnillie« living in Chickasav. Courti and that additional load: would cause the break-down of thi system.' ear and 298,843 two years ago. Average Yield Estimated The average yield to the acre to be harvested was estlmaled at 286.7 lounds, compared with 269.2 pound, last year and 237.5 for the ten-yea average. The condition of the cotton crop as of Aug. 1 svas reported at 71 per cent of normal compared with 75 per cent a year ago and 77 pe cent for the ten-year Aug 1 aver age. The condition of the crop, the in dicated yield per acre and the pro duction, respectively, by states in eluded: Missouri 63 per cent of normal, 280 pounds per acre and production 320,000 bales; Arkansas 16,313 and 1.500,000. City Borrows $32,000 on Future Tax Turnback to Finance Street Project Opening debate on a $56,000,000,DOO military appropriation bill. Rep. Mahon (D-Tex) cautioned against complacency" and sounded this warning: In my judgment, there is only a minimum hope that our dlfficul- ies with Russia can and will be re- :oh'ed sho;'t of war. Trends from :old to hot war, from little wars to )ig wars, do not have a tendency to reverse themselves short of an all- out explosion. •We are not so blind lhat we '51 Fair Catalog Lists Premiums Totaling $10,000 2,500 Books Mailed Announcing Details For Sept. 25-30 Event The catalog and premium list announcing the 11)51 Northeast Arkansas District Fair is being distributed to 2.500 former exhibitors and prospective exhibitors, R. E. Blaylock, secretary of the Fair Association, said this morning. The premium list " totals about $10.000. Mr. Blaylock said. For the seventh consecutive year the Mississippi County Fail- Association is sponsiring the District Pair. It will he held at the Walker Park Fairgrounds in Blytheville Sept. 25 through Sept. 30. The 87 page catalog features three-color cover resign by Mrs Monroe Drain, Jr.. and it lists al of Ihe 'contest departments, the rules for exhibiting and the prem- See FAIR on ra«e 12 Joiner Votes $25,000 Water Bond Issue' Citizens of Joiner yesterday over- money raised through issuance o ,\vhelrningly * approved a proposed $25.000 trK nroH.de funds • ;*-'-. ^tv^.Y^-^-r/iT^Maini rneti., • .»» S..U.VYV *>".-•v-".*v.*^. ...>.fiu.'j..>p i.u.ua i : Sam Jo'hns-Jiled a cross-complaint' ><?r expansion ol the city's water that he was authorised to Join the system by the City of Bly- system. H. F. Howerton,, Joiner rnaj'or, thevllle and that he should be al- said this morning that the vote in lowed to keep his lines joined or j ycstadayVspecia] election was 125 that the city should refund his mo- lo 2 for the issuing ol the bonds. ney . -_.••. Mayor Howerton said that the Chancellor ^Sniith found for the)- — -- : --plaintiff in,l>j)th the original suit] and the crtf.>s-complaint. Blytheville's inadequate sewer •ystcm caused the litigation thnt the sewer lines do -not extend out far enough. The Chickasaw Courts system lies between the Razorback and the city sewer district. The city was : using the Chicknsaw Courts lines (o connect the Razorback with the city's lines. Chamber Directors Plan Meet for Tomorrow The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at the Chamber office here tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., Manager Worth Holder said this morning. A representative of the National A^ssQciation of Representatives, Dick .IcKay, will be here to talk about a business and manufacturerji clinic planned to be held here in September. Weather Negro Is Held For Murder Gary, Ind., Officers Want Shonyo Man all to realize thai an all-out shoot- ng war might last for & decade nd might very well destroy much T civilization as we know 11 on his planet." Mahon IH Chairman Mason is chairman of an appro- rialions subcommittee in charge of lilitary budgets. As such he is re- ognized spokesman on military latters. His subcommittee conduced weeks of closed hearings before cting on the pending bill. During hat time it quizzed top defense lepartment leaders, both military .nd civilian. Predictions Made He predicted that Additional noney will be needed later this •car to build up the Air Force and o strengthen the Navy's, air arm mid. "unless there Is a decided :hange for the better," to increase lur military forces beyond the presently planned 3,500,000 men. Mahon in an earlier Interview estimated that the Korean cam- >aign cost the United States $5.000, JOl',000 during its first year—up to ast June 30—and predicted that it A'OUld cost almost that much more up to next June 30 unless conditions change. Collins Forrest, 28-year-old Negro, is being held in the county jail here today for Indiana authorities on a charge of murder. Sheriff William Berryman said this summer. I Forrest was arrested by Sheriff i Berryman and Deputies Holland Aiken and Charles Short at the home of his mother. Pearl Ix;e Forrest, on the E. A. Stacy farm near Shonyo. Sheriff Berryman .stated thatFor- rest is wanted in Gary, Ind., for the fatal stabbing of his wife. Susie B. Forrest, at Gary Aug. 4. Sheriff Berryman stated that Forrest has agreed to waive extradition and will be turned over to Indiana authorities when they call for him. the bonds., will be used .to expanu the city's present water sva'i"?;' ti'r for construction or a water filter and underground storage. '" He slated that approval of the bond issue makes it possible for the city to expand Us waler system without further loans. Last December the city approved a jn.OOO proposed bond Issue lor the same purpose but that Issue w.is contingent on a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation which turned out to be not immediately available, Mayor 'Howerton explained that the smaller issue wns later junked because the RFC loan could not ne obtained for several months and citizens were asked to vote on the larger issue. Manila Gifts Up Flood Fund $91 Pushes Total Collected to $682 Contributions from Manila swcll- d the Chickasawba District Red Cross Hood relief fund to $68225 to- Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thurs- CLOlln Y day. Widely scattered Ihunder- 5howers in north portion. Not much change in temperatures. Arkansas cotton area furecast: Widely scattered thundershowero Indicated for northern section of the stale, Conlinued partly cloudy and hot weather Is indicated elsewhere. Winds will continue light and morning humidity high. Ah Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight with scattered thundershowers south this afternoon and showers or thunderstorms south and centra! tonight; Thursday generally fair north and partly cloudy with showers or thunderstorms aouth; cooler north tonight and over sUte Thursday; low tonight 85-70 north to 75 south; high Thursday In 80s. Minimum this morninz—70. Maximum yesterday—101. Sunset today—6:56 Sunrise tomorrow—5:16. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. \ | Total since Jan. 1—30.40. Mean temperature (midway be' tween high anrl low)—90. i Normal mean temperature for | August— SSI. this Hale Last Year Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—90. Precipitation January i to this dat* Iwt year—4756. Hogan Low Bidder On Keiser Road Ben M. Hogan Co., of Little Rock was apparent low bidder on an Arkansas Highway Department job calling for surfacing ol three miles of road near Keiser on State Highway 181. The company's bid of 4&6,542 also includes construction of a timber bridge. The Arkansas Highway Commission made public the low bidder in Little Rock today. Fire Damages Room Of Negro House Fire, believed caused by a short circuit in electrical wiring, did slight damage to one room of the three room home of May Dorothy Day. Negro, on South Elm Stree yesterday afternoon. The ceiling of the middle room of the house was damaged slightly in the fire. Five Open Cotton Bolls Brought to Office from Farm of C. B. Gc« Five open bolls of cotton were brought to the Courier News this morning from the E. B. Gee farm on North Highway 61, The cotton. D. and P.L. variety, was planted April 20 and 3-918 was used as fertilizer with any- hydrous ammonia as » side-dresa- tng. Manila group gave J01.50 day. The which was reported today after C W. Tipton. dlslrict board member of Manila, turned in the contribu- ton.s to the chapter office here. Manila Contributors included $5 rom .Bill Dormer. Manila Lumber 3o,. Bilbo Osborne. Osborne and MrKinncn. O. O. Stivers. Ruben stein's Store, Tiger Lsvine, Mrs. c W. Tipton. Mississippi County Sen tinal, Graver Snider, E C. Flee Downing's store. American Legion, and W. M. Davidson. H. D. Alston and c. W. Tipton' gave 510. Joe Morton and J. C. | Lane gave SI and Margaret Isaacs contributed S2. War Has Cost U.S. $5 Billion WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. (AP) — Congress received an unofficial estimate today that the war in Korea already has cost the U.S. $5.000,000.000 and may cost at least that much more by next June 30. That is in addition to the cost 1 American men killed, wounded r missing in action. The estimate came from Rep. Mahon (D-Tex) as the House slarted debate on a record peacetime $&6,062.405.890 military budget for the fiscal year ending next June 30. Mahon. chairman of an appropriations subcommittee which drafted the bill, told a reporter that while his estimales were "not authentic", they were based on the best Information available to Congress. The cost up to last June 30, he said, was about $5,000,000,000 and the estimated cost for the year ending next June.30 will be around $4.500,000.000 if,the Korean Rction'contlnues without expmsslon/.v -- -4* <' ' Added gf£asure Planned v The pending'bill does not Include he cost of the Korean campaign or this fiscal year, an additional measure being planned to finance hat. IVIahon's statement was interpreted generally a.s a bid lo Congress lot to make any major reductions in the bill because of the gravity of the International silualion and the necessity of building- up American defenses. The appropriations committee already has cut $1,542,508.500 from Ihe amount requested by President Truman. A Senate appropriations subcommittee is holding hearings on a similar bill. No Major Cuts Expected No further major cuts are expected when the House starts amend- :ig its bill tomorrow. However, many members favor an amendment to limit the future use of American troops for General 'Eisenhower's Western European defense army. A move to impose such a limitation in the draft bill last April failed by only five votes. The Senate has passed a resolution saying that no additional troops commitments should be made for the Atlantic Pact army without congressional approval. The resolution has been shelved by the House —Courier News Fhnlo CHOW—>6 CAK1,OAI>S OF IT—Canned bacon. Minis, vegetables, candies ... ail for use In Army rations were moving Into Ihe Blytheville Warehouse on Sixlh Street today. Warehouse Manager Bill Hulson explained that about 75 carloads of'the linned goods, which will fill the warehouse "lo about 76 per cent of capacily," are being stored for the Goodwin Ration Packing Co., ol Osccola. Red Radios Maintain Silence On Demand for 'Neutral City' TOKYO, Aug. 8. (AP)—Red radios remained silent tonight on the United Nations demand for fresli guarantees of neutrality al the site of Korean armistice talks. Allied negotiators returned to Korea during the day, ready to resume cease-fire talks if and whei the Communist commanders pledge the .Knesonjf neutral -/.one will he kept inviolable. 1,100 Hear McAAath Elli ? af REAf Meeting More limn 1100 members of the Mississippi Counly Electric Cooperative attending the annual meeting yesterday heard national REA officer Clyde Ellis praise the expansion of the program here and Gov. Sid McMath pledge his continued support of their activities. , Eleven directors of lhe organlza-i - tion were elected and the reports of] the treasurer, president and manager were heard at a business meeting following the speeches. Mr. Ellis told the members of the cooperative here, one of nearly l.ODO rural electric cooperatives in the United States, that they were to be commended for a Job well done. "You have nearly saturated Mississippi County with electricity-atter j « Al no ,. jme nave we ev( , r M bemg told that it couldn t be done." or even lnfcrreri (|lat , Mr. Elhs said. j (l , our arca is a soc , j|lst; ? thf . Ar . "There are new things to come," Mr. Ellis promisee! the group. He said that in the near future, people on the farm would be doing things with electricity [hat they ditln't. know could be done. Three Problems Ustcri "There are three big problem. 1 ; that, face us, however," he said. "I call them 'three peas in a pod' be- ~+ But neither the Pelping nor Py on^yang radios mentioned tnnlgh the new demand 'of Get]. Matthev ft, v Hidg\vay, U.N- commande'r, firs broadcast at 1:3Q p.m." Tuesds < 10:30 p.m. Motiday, EST). 7 ', Instead — 32 hours later — tf> : hmese Red radio at Pclplng ten t\ued a report the Red command ers still were waiting for Ridgway reply to a Communist message dis Foreign Affairs Committee and apparently the only way the House can express tt=cH on the subject is rough bills. amendments to military Ark-Mo Replies To Charges of REA's Ellis (Sce picture on Page 9.1 About half of tne money In the pending bill is for the purchase of so-called military hardware—airplanes, tanks, suns, rockets, ammunition and other weapons. About $15,000,000.000 is lor aircraft alone. New York Stocks New York Cotton Open High Low Close Oct 3425 3445 3412 34M Dec . 3428 3447 3412 3434 Mar 34-i« 3441 3415 3435 May 3431 3442 3414 3434 Jul 34QO 3115 3355 3395 N. O. Cotton 45 3-8 51 1-2 109 1-2 57 1-4 Oct . Dec . Mar . May . Jul . Open High Low Ciose [ A T and T ......... Amer Tobacco ..... Anaconda Copper . . Beth steel ......... Chrysler ........... Coca-Cola. . ... ..... Gen Kleclric ....... Gen Motors ...... Nfonlgomery Ward . N Y Central ...... Int Harvester ..... .!. C. Penney Republic Steel ............ 41 3- Radio Socony Vacuum cause they are all related and they all start with the teller P." Mr Ellis said. The problems he listed vme: prir- ticipation, public relations, and power supply. Power Company patched Monday morning. The Peiping broadenst said th letter, entrusted to an America liaison officer, contained assurance from North Korean Gen. Kim Sung and Gen. Peng Toh-hiiai Ihn Lhe KacsonR neutrality pledg would be observed. 'Ill Is apparently was the message which Rlrigsvay acknow edged Tuesday in hi.s demand to new Red pledge they would real keep their word. Story Featured The monitoring agency En Toky said the Reel radio broadcast It . t said today in iep]y to charges made " I1CSC - J™ 5 aU[r( : d as B L °P n K,, ^i,^« PHI- '._..."., ,! s . ".item, said to have been written by Clyde Ellis, national Rural Electrification officer, at a meeting yesterday ot the Mississippi County Electric Cooperative members. "We have always cooperated wholeheartedly with the rural electric cooperatives In our area aud at no time has any one of these co- story iti English, Chinese and Jap featured as a top new have been written 1 a Red correspondent at Kaesong. The Peiping broadcasts said th Chinese and North Korean ceasi fire delegation wailed al Kaesoi Meter Fund Falls Short 'As Expected' Future Parking Revenue* to Repay Money, City Say* The City of BlyUieville today "borrowed" $32,000 from a future county tax turnback to complete financing of lhe city's street widening project after parking meter revenues, armarked for the work, prov- i inadequate. William Berryman, county sher- t and ex-offjcio tax collector this ornlng turned over to City Clerk f. I. Malin a check 'for $32,000 hich represents the major part of property tax turnback which the ty U not due to receive until next City officials said the arrange- ent was made in accordance with riginal planning when it was as- ertained that parking meter rev- IUCR alone would not finance th« reet project. City Clerk W. I. Malin explained hat Ihls method of acquiring th« eeded extra funds enabled th« Ity to avoid paying any interest on he money. Future meter revenues, however, re to be used for making up the elicit, which will be reflected In he general fund next year. The street project Includes work n widening of Walnut Street and arts of sixth. Seventh, Eighth Yanklm, First and Sycamor« itreets and * part of Lacled* Street. Request Made Recently Tlie 132.000 .was requested several iays ago by the City Council in order to complete street, widening work. According to Councilman Jean White, who is i member ol the Street Committee, the advancement on Ihe county tax turnback wan - -•iked L after the,, city's attempts to iorrow money from another source haxt failed. , - — •.'<••' ••''---,Mayor Doylft pendersoh 'explained ,hat when the street widening contract was let to Pride and .Usray Construction Company last April, members of the council were aware lhat the city was going to be short on street widening funds as Pride and Usrey's bid was for $42,000 and at the time only »28 r OOO was In tin meter fund. Mayor Henderson stated that at the time the street widening contract was let, a resolution was adopted that the city borrow enough money to make up the difference between the amount in the parking meler fund and the 142,000 bid. According to state law. « city can not borrow money on which interest must be paid except through a bond issue which must be approved by a vote ol lhe citizens. Tuesday for the U.N. negotiator "but the latter failed lo arrive.' Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy led the four American delegates back to lhe operatives rerjuested power wi fl iout i United Nations advance headquar- " ' it and getting It promptly," lhe Ark-Mo spokesman said. "What some of our ads have said. and will continue to say from lime lo time, is lhat we are opposed to the socialistic schemes of some of mir bureaucratic 'planners' in Wash- ingimi who would divert rural electrification funds, to build, at lax- The program of tlie Kuinl Elec- paycrs expcjisc, costly and unnccc.s- trification Association cotikl nol j sary generating plants and high function without tile active partici- I voua KC transmission lines In order pation of all members of the county I lo eventually take over the business cooperatives. Mr. Ellis explained. Private Companies A,ssailril "And the progam can be better carried out and more people will participate in the program il we do a good Job of public relation. 1 :." he continued. Mr. Ellis attacked the private electric power companies of the, electric companies which are aheady adequately serving Ihe area." the Ark-Mo statement, continued. 69 3-4 "who say you. Ihe members of this cooperative, are a bunch of Socialists—who say you don't pay taxes." He waved an advertisement lor iwer Company as he made the statement and referred to the company. 69 7-8 Arkansas-Missouri IV 18 1-8 33 3-4 66 Studebakcr 3418 3433 3400 3422 siandard of N J 3424 3436 3400 3422 Texas Corp 3431 3447 3414 3434 gears 3432 3433 3112 3130! tj S Steel 3400 3402 3313 3391 ' Sou Pac He asked H. C. Knappnnorrpcr. |nianager of the Mississippi County 21 3-41 Cooperative, how much taxes the 34 l-3|cooperatlv« paid last year and said it was Low Hits High, But High Isn't Highest 27 1-4 1 Mr. Knappenberger 69 3-4 | $16.400. 50 1-2; "Why do thev call you a bunch 531-2|ol socialists? Because you shoxcd 41 1-8 them up — you give yourselves 65 3-8 cheaper power than they can give you." Mr. Ellis said. The third problem is that of power supply. Mr. Ellis told the mem- Last night's 79 degree low was the highest low of the year In Blytheville but yesterday's 101 degree high was not the highest high. If that sounds a bit screwy and you think the weatherman is off his rocker just blame it on the heat. Last night's minimum temperature reading topped by one de- Rrce the previous hiRh low. T*lce before, on July 23 and Aug. 1 the minimum temperature reading was 18 degrees. But even at that, last night's high low represents a 22 degree drop from yesterday's high which was still two degrees from the year's highest high of 103 degrees registered June 1. bers of the cooperative. Co-Ops llavp (o Kny He said lhat the cooperatives have to buy wholesale power from private power companies that are competitors. "In >ome pl.ue.s lhe companies • arc cutting off Ihe operatives po'Aer," he said. "For this reason, the directors of your cooperative are trying to join with other ooorK-rativs nearby and gen- See REA MEET on 1'age 12 Soybeans Sep , Nov Jan Mar Max- High Low 2.81', 2.80'i 2.68 2.66'i 2.71 2.63>i 2.73 2 71', 2.74H 2.73 2.80'. 2.66', 2.69' 271' 2.73 tors from top secret conferences wltti the U.N. commander In Tokyo. On his arrival in Korea said: Joy "I have no idea when the talks will he resumed. I will wait until the Communists answer General Rldg- uay's message." Brig. Gen. William p. Nuckols. delegation spokesman, said the order lo resume the interrupted negotiations would have to come from General Kldgway, even if Red leaders accept his terms. 'l.iIks Broken OPT The U.N commander broke off lalk.s after a company of armed Reds marched through lhe neutral zone. Top Red commanders said It was an accident. In his Tuesday message Ridgway demanded that she Communists promise not to allow any more of their aimed soldiers to enter the neutral area. This extends tn A five mile radius from the Kac- .song site of armistice negotiations. Legion Names Candidates Mahon, Moody Named For Commander Nominations for top offices pf Dud Cason American Legion Post 24 were made last night at the post's regular 'meeting. Members will vote on the nominations at next Monday's meeting. Pnul Mahon and Garland Moody were nominated for the position of commander and Bill Tcgethott and H L Halscll. Jr.. will run for first vice-commander. Other nominations inclde Bill Boswell and Garland Moody, second vice-commander; Dr. Joe Beasley and Dr. W A. Grimmett. posl surgeon; John Burnett and A. S. ham historian: and w. J. Van Cleve Harrison, chaplain; C. A. Cunning- and Louis Green, sergeant at arms. Absentee ballots will be available al lhe Arkansas Employment Security Agency. 123 Soulh Second. Thursday and Friday and may be obtained at the Floyrt A. White shoe store on Saturday. Wont a Bungalow?,OK, but All Else is Caught by Restrictions NEW YORK. Aug. 8. <AP>—H !s now virtually impossible to slart the construction of any house except the smallest bun? a low, This Is apparent trr an analysis ot the new restrictions on the use ol steel, copper and aluminum. Even a four or five-room minimum collage does not fit into the allowances of essential metals now available. The restricting order, entitled M- 4A, I&tiicd by the National Production Authorit? <NPA1. has created widespread consternation In build- Ing circles. When it was announced on An?. 3. it.? full significance was not immediately realized by build- Work Is Fro7,en The order temporarily froze the start or new industrial and commercial buildings, apartment houses and hospitals, as well as all struc- i Lures requiring more than minor quantities of the three critical | metals. ' action wa.s taken with the id purpose of conserving these metals for the national defense C "onf "Server promptly commented that -this mean., Ihe end r,f all skyscraper building," and he! added "it looks like a victory rorj Sw BUILDING on I'aft 1J The ivoVe Fair Association Richer By $3, But Sender Leaves Officials Mystified The Northeast Arkansas Dis- Srict Pair is richer today — because someone In California ap- narently was having trouble wilh his conscience. R R Blaylock. secretary of the Fair Association, said this morning he received a letter postmarked Pomona, Calif. The tetter rear! •I feel that I owe the lair «. Attached Is same." No name aaj signed and no * (urlner explanation WAJ given, but the three one-dollar bills weie pinned to the note, Mr. Blsyloclt said'.