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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 13 Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Courier BlyUievllla Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1949 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ; Board to Certify Official Returns In City Elections Meeting is Scheduled For This Afternoon in Osceola Court House The Mississippi County Election Commission \vas scheduled to meet in Osceola this afternoon to certify the returns in Tuesday's city elections held in this county and the session was of particular interest because of the close count in the mayor's race in the four wards in Blythevjlle. On Ihe face of .the complele but unofficial returns from the four wards, Doyle Henderson was shown to be the winner over Mayor E. R. Jackson, who was seeking re-election to a, fifth term, as BlythevUle's w^'hief executive. V3 Vote Was Close The vote in the four wards was: Henderson. 1,011; and Jackson. 1,041. The absentee votes cast In the Blytheville election have not been tabulated but it was indicated that these could not change the outcome. Only 20 votes were cast by absentee voters, It was indicated. It was not known whether the apparent loser would ask for a recount of the votes when the election board meets in Osceola, or whether Eleps might be taken to contest the election In view of the very close race. The turnout tor the election was the greatest in the history of the city and the election was the first to be held in the recently created Fourth ward. The vote in thts ward, was 27 for Mayor Jackson, and 112 for Mr. Henderson. The county election board, which Is composed ol R. H. Green of Huffman, Leroy Carter of Leachville and Oliver Clark of Frenchman's Bayou, aho will certify the retur.'is In the elections in Dell, Manila, Le&chville. L\ixora, Joiner and Kel^ It was disclosed today tha^ Mr Henderson plans to take the oath o! office as mayor next Monday night. It was stated that state laws recite that newly elected municipal officials shall be inducted on the Monday following their election. . Earlier it has been indicated by ^dayor JacV^or*...that the council would hold its'meeting on Tuesday', flight, which is the customary date. Aldermen taking the oath of of- Ilce next week will be L. G. Nash, Third Ward; Jimmie Sanders, First Ward; W. C, Catcs, Second Ward; and J. Wilson Henry and Leslie Moore, Fourth Ward. --According to stale law, Mr. Moore aiiS Mr. Henry must "cast lols" at mu council meeting to determine which will serve Ihe full two-year term and ,yhich will serve until the city eleclion next year. Samuel F. Morris will be sworn in for a new term ns city treasurer. At the first council meeting of Ihe new term, application for a permit to build a grocery store in a residential area in Chickasawba Avenue will be acted on. It was filed by W. A. Pickard. The application has been protested In a petition signed by four residents of that area. Eisenhower Calls Military Chiefs For Conference WASHINGTON. April 7. (fl>> — Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower called the heads of the Army, Navy nnd Air Force to Key West, Fla., today In another effort lo end quarreling between the armed forces. Secrelary of Defense Louis Johnson, sparking a drive to hall Inter-service rivalry, will Join them later. The staff disciisslons are expected to last into next week. Wlial is said and done will be kept secret. Gen. Elsenhower's order yesterday summoning the nation's military leaders to Key West, where he is recuperating from a stomach ailment, followed, blunt warning from Congress that unless public squabbles stopped an investigalion would be made Continuing rivalry between the three branches of service was believed to be the main reason Gen. ELsennower was recalled from the presidency of Columbia University and made chairman of the Joint chiefs of staff. A five-star general, he outranks the officers heading the three services. Army Day Event Draws Big Crowd 1,000 Visit Armory To See Exhibits by National Guard Unit Soviet Attitudes Still Puzzling to Western Powers Top Russian Officials Attend U.S. Party But Cold War Continues By Richard Kaslschke BERLIN, April 7 (/I 1 )—The Russians made two moves last night In contradiction to their recent actions and statements hut responsible American officials saw no indication the Soviet attitude was softening. Tlie Russians sent some of their top officials to fin American party in honor of Army Day and they partially lifted their ban against the a!lied-s]>onsored West murk In this cold war clly. But Berhners who picked up today's Russian-controlled newspapers certainly noticed no change. They saw the same old Communist propaganda accusing the Americans and British of everything from warmongering to white slavery. Overhead they heard the continual roar of the tireless airlift bringing food and supplies over the Hussinn blockade. Russian Tapers Silent The Russian-controlled press die not mention that V. S. Seminov Soviet ambassador to their zon of Germany, nnd Lt. Gen. M. I Dratvin, deputy military governo of the Russian Zone showed tr An estimated 1.000 persons visited the National Guard open house held at the Armory last night after lining Main Street to view the parade staged by Company M, 153rd Infantry, in observance of Army Day. Grouped on both sides of the parade route along its entire length and later filling the Armory, the crowd Inst night completely dwarfed the turnout for last year's Army Day observance. Led by the Blytheville Hign School Band, the parade moved down Midi! Street from Sixth to Second, where it turned south toward the Armory. The guard company was followed by jeeps assigned to it, some of them carrynig tield communications equipment. In addition to one of the city's fire trucks, the procession included a lengthy stream of new cars, trucks and farm Implements handled by dealers here. rho •>!.«:-^iumse featured-a weapons display and shewing of n combat film on operations in the European theater. A miniature battle scene constructed on a sanrt table by Billy King and containing more than 200 models of me nand equipment was a highlight of the open house. at the Army Day reception tender ed by Maj. Gen. George D. Hays deputy to Gen. Lucius D. Clay. It was the first American part attended by high Russian official since the Soviets walked out on th four-power council here and In' posed their blockade of the city western sectors. Hays, the host at the parly, sal he was "very pleased the Rnssiar accepted the Invitation." The Russians partial rccognitio of the West mark was Interprctc by American officials ns a maltc of necessity. The Soviets annoui ced the West mark would be ai ceptcd in payment for fares al freight at railway stations in 11 Western sectors. The Russial control the Eastern German rai way system and the city's elcvat railway. Money Deal I'uls Soviets On Spvt Banker Arraigned Richard H. Crowe, (right) arrested in D.iytonn Bench Moiuluy night Hi charges of taking $881,060 from (lie National City Bank of New York, Is shown nt Tnmpa. Fin., In the hands of n federal officer us he nicrs Federal building for preliminary hearing nnd removal order. (Al* WirepllolO). Construction to Start Monday On Memorial Library for City Construction on the Blythcvllle public Itbmry ns ft mcmorlnl to Farmer England, civic lender imrt business mnn who died last summer, has been sipprovcd by the Lions Club and Is scheduled lo gel underway 4Moudny. Tlie red brick structure, with stone trim and stone columns, b> to be coiLstructcd at nn estimated cost of $lt).000 nl tlie corner of Main und Sixth Streets, nl the site wlicio the old library stood, until moved back a few months ago lo make ixwm for tlie new building. Tho Blylhevllle Lions Club, of \vhlch Mr, En&lnnd was a. member, has directed n. financial campaign within the t^ib, but representatives sold today thai there would be nb- sohttely no solicitation outride of Farmers Facing Indirect Control Under New Plans Failure to Comply Would Mean Loss Of All Support Aid WASHINGTON. April 7. (AP) — The new administration fnrm pro- firani would pluce blonder Indirect fiovi'inmi'iil controls over H fiuiner'n oiK'nillons tluin ever before in history. Secretary of Agriculture Uranium, in .submUlliiK the prounm) lo Congress today, said n fumiei 1 would be eligible for price supimit aid only It he complied with <nl nil the ROV- erniiii'iit programs applying (o crops tmidiuTd on his fimn luui cb) H Mill eoiiMTvnUnn pnnirmn. 'rtuit mi'iins tluit n farmer who produced wlK'nt, corn, luigs, ('gnu. chickens jimi milk would have to dimply with nroumms velnlliiR tu all ol (hem to be eligible for government assistance) on any one—or all. Such proiu-iuns might Includu ncri'ur.e nllolment.s, nun krtlni; imo- las, production goals, or marketing iiKiTi'menls deslitned to keep low qunllly products nil tho innrkct. The fnrmer ulso would have lo cat t'y out a reasonable program to conserve soil, wnler and other UK- rlaillurnl resources, for which he might, receive pnymenl.s. Brannan said farm laws nlrrndy King Saves Girl K. of C. Will Hold Convention Here Blytheville Knights Of Columbus to Be Hosts at Stoi-e Meet "Hie Russians clung to their edict previously t outlawin had g Ihe Crowe Waives Hearing on ^Theft Charges NEW YORK. April 7. MV-Before bank official Richard Crowe made ills flight to Florida, he paid 10O debts and dumped SG90.000 in bonds ir to Neu York harbor, a govern- ivent iiftorney says. At Crowe's arraignment here last . night. Chief Assistant U. S. Aitor- t.ey I.-ving Saypo; gave details of the of SB83.6GO In National City Bink funds. Stephen Early Appointed to Defense Post WASHINGTON. April 7. I/T, — President Trnman today nominated Stephen T Early, long time former Western mark. ~But when the Western powers on March 20 made the West mark the sole legal tender tot Western Berlin, the Russians were put on the spot. , The issue they faced was that thousands of West IJerliners working for the railway system needed the West marks to pay lor their food and renl. Tlie Western powers told them to settle the issue with their Communist-controlled employers. The Russians stalled. They said they had no West marks. The workers threatened to strike. The Russians obviously couldn't afford to fire all these people and they couldn't, afford tc let a strike tie up the city's transport. The obvious solution was to ac- The Knights of Columbus of Blytheville will be hosts lo the 41st annual state convention to be conducted here April 24 and 25, It was announced today by Jimmy Kll- tany, secretary. More than 200 are expected lo lla' here for the convention, representing Knights of Columbus groups from all over Arkansas. Registration for the two-day convention will get underway at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Noble, April 23, but ac- tlvitlcs of the convention are not scheduled until the following day. The second day of the convention will be a business session, presided over by the State Deputy A. R. Jones, of Jonesboro. and the clec- tion.of officers will he the highlight of the diiy's business. Delegates and applicants for membership will attend 9 o'clock mass and communion at the Church of Immaculate Conception In a the club. Ben While and Sons, Blytheville contractors, have been awarded the construction contract, and Mr. White said today lhat he expected Hie hutldlne to be completed vj'lhln _^° t next cept both Russian Western Wnite House secretary, to be undersecretary of defense. The appointment fills a new post created by a law Mr. Truman signed on Saturday. The idea i s that the undersecretary will, in effect, be "general manager" of the military establishment, handling many details and leaving Secrelary of Defense Louis A. Johnson more time for d with policy mailers. Early. 60, Is MOW vice presiden the Pullman Company and of ils ' manufacturing affiliate, Pullman,' Inc. He is a Washington resident. Known to thousands of newsmen as "Steven," Early was the close confidant and press secretary of the late President Roosevelt. He stayed on briefly at the White „,, .. - . , , , , ,, HT.IRC after Mr. Roosevelt's death. ,r™«;M pa'ckS bag I ««!'.' "™ «.« *«* -ill, «« with "as nnic'j currency as he ouuld oirry" — $193.660 in cash — from the vault of the branch bank where '-.e was assistant manager. Cru*c with only some small change in his pocket, was returned here by plare from Florida yesterday—ten cliys af'or lie disappeared. Tiinnnrt but glum as he stepped iron a plane ai L,i Gnardia field. Crowe vas shirked a\vay by FBI agents He said he did not "want to talk to anybody." At .lis a r v a I grim cut, he said "I p}ead gjtlty" But Federal Judge Alfred c cose told him he did not n»ed U, plead at that time if he waived 8 preliminary hearing. Crown said he would waive the hearing Bail of $100.000, set at an Erraignment in Tampa, Fla., was cont' used. A grand jury now must act on the federal embcizlcnient V&harge. currency for fares and freight. So far, there has been no sign of any other relaxation of the Russian ban on the western-sponsored money. The West mari Is worth about four times as much as the Eastern mark. Soviets Oppose ^3 Mindszenty Trial Probe companies. Fort Smith Population Tops Mark oi 50,000 FORT SMITH. Ark.. April 7—(/P) —Fort Smith's population now is officially above the 50.000 mark. It was set at 50.147 in a special census. The last regular census In 1940 showed the population 36.584. Marshall Plan Goals To Be Fully Resized, President Truman Says WASHINGTON. April 7 (/p, _ President Truman today predicted hi a message to Brilts.h Prime Mlnlslcr Attlce lhat the recovery goal of the Marshal) plan will be "fully icr.llzcd." His message was In reply lo one from Mr. Attlce on April 3, Hrst anniversary of the European recovery act. The President said the fir. l-ycar record of the European countries has been one of "tireless hard work and of "great accomplishmenl In industry, In agriculture,'in trade. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May . . 2:0 T i 222% 219'i 220-219'i July ., 212*s 214 2tO s i 311-210X Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Not much cnange in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Fair and con- thiued mild tonight and Friday; Inw to'iight neai 40 north. 45-5< south; high Friday in the 70's. Mininium this morning—45. Max'.rnum yesterday—76. Sunset today--6:26. Sunrise tomorrow—5:38. Precicllallon 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—21.44. Mea.i temperature (midway between high anrt low!—60.5. Normal mean for April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—86. Precipitation Jan. 1 (o this dale -18.25. To Be One-Story Structure The building will be on the ground level, and be approximately 30 by 40 feet There will be one large room for the library with two rest rot/ins. Mr. White said the building would have an asbcstos-sh Ingles roof, tis- phaR-llle floors, and steel windows, as well ti.*> adequalc heating and lighting facilities, although the type of heat nas not been determined. The frame building, now housing thR library, has been sold, ami tho 57.500 purchase price applied lo- Tntd (.he ctxst of the new building. The plans for erection of the library as a memorial to Mr. England on tlu! books glvo the ili-pai hn.-nl authority to require pioKiiun com- pllanei! "clem- the hoard." Tanners would bo fri'r to disregard nil program ri-i|iilrcinon(K If lln-y ili'slml. Hut they waulil lose oul un jfuppnrl uM, iiml In Ilio case of croils subject It* marketing quotas they wuuld Imvcr to uuy slItT iii-nultU-s on ciuuntltlt.i Mild In excess of tlii-lr qliul;iK. If determined now, Ihls is how tile IMfl fiu'in price supports would look under both the intiv aclmlnls- Irallon farm progmnl nnd under the, present Inw wlilcli Is due to KO Into efTccl next year: Clitlnn—187.09 per pnnnil under the iiilininlslriitlun plan, mill tip lo ZII.08 crnls umlcr tlio present Alken Inw. Siiylirans—Si.Sl, and not mum thnn S-!.2l per bushel under tlie res]iiuitlve-.;iliins. Wheat—$1.118, nnd up lo $1.85, Corn—$1.46, and up to $1.35. '..;cii-^.2(l, and up to $1,97. BuUerfut— 50.CC9 and not more thnn $0.58'! per pound: milk wholesale—$4.22 und not more thnn $a,70 President Proposes Break for Consumer In New Farm Set-up WASHINGTON, April 7. (AP)—The Truman admin, isfriition oiTored a new farm program todny aimed at giving MiiMimors n "rciil break" on food prices und farmers a. +3tuhlc, fair income. 11 would use many ot tho econo- mlo devices now employed by tha government. But U would moke a major change designed to put more meal, milk, other dairy products, eggs, and poultry In retail stores nt lower price tags. i'lnn Is Outlined Secretary of Agriculture Brannan outlined tho plan before a lolnt meeting of the IIouso and Senate, agriculture commit Ices. It Is the administration's substitute for the Alken farm law passed by the Republican 80th Congress. . The new program—like the present oife—would tho mechanism of government price or Income guarantees lo farmers. Hut unlike the present program, the government would not attempt to hold up. or put a floor under, market prices of foods making up 15 per cent of the farm output. Instead, It would a'low prices to movo freely under Influences of supply and demand. Tt now buys and holds off tho market enough of these foods to keep prices ai farm guaranteed levels. tn times of btg supplies of most Items, prices would drop below present levels. Tho farmer would Bet Mis. Reneo Duffy (above), pretty ID-year-old mother, was saved from the gallows by King Ocorgc'a reprieve. The mother ot an 11-month- old baby Mrs. Duffy was sentenced U, I :«ii< for killing h«r 23-year-old inshand with a hammer. The King's cpi-lcvc Is III" effect a commutation '<{ the death sentence, Tho Englishwoman's execution hud been set. for today. ,/u> wircpliolo via radio from London). Effingham's Fire Deaths Up to 75 Plans Under Way to Rebuild Hospital at Cost of '$2,500,000 Ity body, and will then have a com- j began roon after his death Sept 1, 1048. The city council approved the sale of the old llbrnry, and the Lions Club project soon after the decision of the clnb lo sponsor the construction of the library. LAKE SUCCESS. April 7— <lf>— Russia today defended the Communist trials of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty and other clergymen lehincl the iron curtain and dc- nanded the the U.N. keep hands iff. Soviet DcpittJ' Foreign Minister Jakob A. Malik opened before the General Assembly's 14-nation stecr- ng committee a vigorous attempt .o block a U.N. airing of the prosecutions of churchmen in Hungary ind Bulgaria. Malik said the charter of the munion breakfast at the cluhrooms at tho . t rhool. At 12:30 Sunday a luncheon will be given for the ladles who came with their husbands for the convention. The luncheon will be given at the Colonial Room at the Hotel Noble and Mrs. Bob McKinnon of Manil? will bo the hostess. To Confer Degrees The hichllght of the convention will be the conferring of first, second and third degrees in ceremonies nt the Armory .it 1 p.m. Sunday. Ten from the Blythcville area arc lo be in the croup lo have dc- ercrs conferred UJKHI them. .Sund'iy'.s activities will be concluded with a banquet at the hotel nt 7 p m All of Monday's .session will be. devoted to business. The present officers for the state organization of the Kir.ghts of Columbus include. Mr. Jones state deputy; Harry E. King, state secretary: John V. treasurer; Thomas BrogMi. advocate: Ixnils E. Thomas, warden; and the Rev. Francis McDe- vilt, 5tate chaplain. Officers are al! elective, with the exception to the chaplain, who Is appointed by the deputy. fur 100 pounds; Inins-SlO anil not, moro thnn 5111.60 for 100 pounds; eggs—45.B and not moro than 45.3 cents a dozen. Dcct cattle—Slfi.OO nnd not more thnn for 101) pounds; oulu —112.5 und not more than (M cents n bushel. Apples—$2.01 njul not more thnn $2.82 a bushel; and otnnges 61.96 and not more Mian $3.16 u box. pfl'HfaHAMWn,, /jirll 7-</r>— llfiiv-of kiiuwn riceirt -Kml rc- mlfi.sltiR to 75 todny ns world organization specifically forbids outside Interference In the domestic affairs of nations. "This ought to be remembered ?y those who are wont to slick Ihcir noses In other people's back yards," : said. Malik added: "The charter des not contcnm- plale shelldlng criminals and traitors and renegades." He assailed Cardinal Minds/enty and 15 Protestant clergymen Imprisoned in Bulgaria as "Inviters of a new war." "Their entire calculation," he said "was based on the idea of a new war in which they could carry onl their alms. They confessed their crimes." The Hungarian primate was convicted In February of black markcl activities, treason and plotting to overthrow the Communist-dominated Hungarian regime. The Protestant group in Bulgaria was convicted of treason and other acts agalnsl the state. Mindszenty is serving : life sentence. Malik cited a 1947 assembly res olution against war-mongerlng am said the assembly should "be thank fill to Hungary and Bulgaria fo catching these criminals." Six-Year Old Fire Victim, Daughter of Dyess Couple, Buried .Services were conducted In Dye.vs yesterday for six-year-old Ollie Jean Williams, who died Monday from burns received when her dress caugh; [ire while playing with match e--. She was the daughter of Mr. an'l Mrs. Dewey Williams of Dyrss. Services were conducted In the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Mr. Nichols. Burial was in Bassctt Cemetery. According lo an older sister. Odis, 8, Oilte Jean's dress caught fire while she wns playing at building a fire. Before the sister could reach her, Ohio Jean fled—her dress aiilnze—across a field toward where her parents were working. Her parents sped to her but the child was overcome after running about 15 yards She died in Dyess Hospital about five hours laler. S'le also is survived by three br-.tilers, Morris and Odcll Williams of Dyess and Homer Williams, on duty with the Army; and two other sisters. Elite Williams of Camden and Avis Williams of Dyess, Walking Horses To Be Auctioned At Big Sales Barn Buyers from 32 slates were in niythcvlllc today preparing to attend the sale of Tennessee walking horse* at the C. G. Smith Sale. Barn on South Highway 61 tomorrow. Mi Smith said the sale will include 125 head of Tennessee \vnlk- horses. The one-nay sale will begin at D a.m. and will probably ast until 9 p.m. Eighteen slates arc represented by owners of the horses to t>c sold tomorrow. Farlhesl ;>olnls from which horses have been sent for the sale are North Carolina, Texas and F.orida. Mr. Smith said. The buyer who by this morning had tiaveled the farthest to attend the sale Is from New York City. Mr. Smith said the sale is open to the public. Teachers Plan Conferences Here Saturday Registration for the annual Mississippi County tendicrs' meeting will begin nt fl:30 Saturday morning at the DlythevlJlc High School. John Mayes, county school supervisor. said today that the principal addresses would be given by slnlc education department staff members. Chnrlc.s P. Allen will discuss cachcr retirement and Clifford s. niackburn will discuss Hi-nnsInK and certificates for tenrhers. The mrrtlne will HrlcT-strlckcn EfllnBhnin burled Jnorc bodies from Ihc St. Antliony'H Haspltnl fire. Seventy bodies linvc bncu recovered, but setircti ot tlio rains went on, The Catholic chnnccry office \vhlch Koverns tho hospllal an id nil l>nt seven of the 70 bodies IIRVC been Idfiillflcd. Mrs. Ell/abeth Rchuetlo, 78 r of 'I'dUopoUs. in., died todiiy of burns nnd nhock ut nn EfflnRhnin home. •She hud bnen n first tloor pnllcnt at Ihc hospital «incc lfl'15. The botlle.s of five oLhei.i, still |[.sti:d ns mlssliip, arc believed bur- foci In tilt: ])lnckeiKitl ruins of the 3 ',« story brick lio.spltat bulldltig. I'lnnfi alredy lire underway for a new nnd bJKKer haspllnl to replnco the G2-yeai-~ol(l In.stiLntlon. Mayor It. n. ninehart proclaimed n nicni- orlal tioltdny for next Tuesday. Civic lenders of this South Central Illinois farming community of 8.600 prcpnrc-d to stnrt a six-clay cnm- pniRn Lo rnise $325,000. Tejitaiivc plans arc for building $2,SOO,000 ISO-lied hospltnl to re , officers for the following year. Baptists to Open Bids On Church Sanctuary Bids for construction on a new auditorium for the First Unpllst Church will be opened at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Ihe office of the Rev E. C. Brown, pastor. Alvln Huffman. Jr., chairman j of the church's building committee, j Anaco: said today lhat six contractors had Indicated that they would submit bids. Mr. Huffman sntd no contract would be let tomorrow, but Gen. Motors that the committee would study \ int. Harvester -T{iul k, bufc Kovcmmuut paymcnt.s to supplement money he received from sale of his products. For example, under the present program, the government strives 10 keep prices of CRKS from dropping below 35 cents n dozen on tho fnrm. It dors this by buying and removing from the market enough ot thn supply to keep prices from going below 35 cents. Si*yn Consumer <n ncncflt Under the new plan, the government would not Interfere with the prlec movement. If prices dropped lo 25 cents, for Instance, the con- sinner would bo allowed to gel then; at Hint price. 'I'ho fnrmer would got n. payment from the government covering the difference between the market price and tho return which the program said he (should receive. In this case, the payment would be 10 cents a dozen. £ ; This riQV'. support . used for riicut animals, milk, bufctsr-v fat, eggs, poultry, fruit* ftri<!'v«get- ablcs. These products provide three- fonrUui of nnmml fnrm Jncomp. Tho present system of support- Ing prices of non-perishable nnrt stornblo crops — corn, v.'heat, other Sinlns, cotton, tobacco, peanuts, .soybeans, flaxsccd, dry benns and pens nud wool — would be kept. This system provides for government rc- movnl of price-depressing surplus from the ninrket by means of loans nnd purchases. Brannan told the committees the direct payment method would "not only protect farmers, but woulct give consumers n rcnl break" on prices. Hazy on Cost to Tuxpnyers He said ho could give no close estimate at this time as to the cost to the taxpayers of operating the new program. But he felt cer- tnln it would be less thnn costs under Hie present program. Tho administration plan would introduce a new method of deter-' mining prices or returns which would be assured producers. The present program Is based on a open at in n.m, with w, T. siiocklcy. of niackwatcr. presiding. He is president of the Mississippi County teachers Mr. Blackburn's address will be given before Ihc business session nt 11:15. The morning session will be dim axctl by n luncheon nt tile Mirror Flooni of the Hotel Noble at 12:10 p.m.. when Rev. Harvey T. Kldcl, pastor ot Ihe First Presbyterian Church In Illythevtlle. Is scheduled to speak. During the luncheon sprclnl mn- slc will he presented by Mr.s. Rouse Harp, pianist. The altornoon session will be opened with Mr. Allen's iliscnssltm. At 2:15 the group is scheduled to hear Ihc report of a nominating committee lo lie appointed earlier In the meeting, and elect county plnce the old hospital. State nnd federal financial aid Is expected. The order of St. Francis, a Catholic nursing order which builds and operates hospitals, has pledged W-M.OOO. The order had operated St. Anthony's since It was built. An Etfinghnm business man op- riled the fund with a $5.000 pledge. There have been some contributions rrmn outside the city. The cause of Ihc fire which destroyed the hospital In an hour Tuesday h.l.s not been dclermined. New York Stocks < 1:3(1 r. M. Quotations! Am. T f.: T H5 3-4 t. Tobacco fi(J 3-8 . M 1-8 . M 3-4 . SI 7-B Beth Ktecl Chrysler John Deere Gen. F,'lec. Red Cross Funds $4,500 Short of Campaign Quota Only two nclditlonnl collection rc- ixirts lor Ihc fund camp:ugu being conducted by the Clitcksi.sawba District Chapter of the American Red Crcra Imvc ben received since yesterday's report. Jack Ftnley Robin- sou, fund cnmpalgn chairman announced today. .Mr. Robliuoii snld that Mrs. W. D. Cob!>, chairman for solicitation In Ward Tvro In Blytheville had turned 1:1 $25 to bring the loUil from that area to $846.15. This is oi.c of (lie eight communities to have exrpodrd the quota. Tills ward had a $150 quota. The other reix)rt was made by H. W. NJrboJ.s, chnirnmn ol collections at Armorcl. He rejx>rtcd $170. The tola! collections for Blytheville locliiy was $5,684.12. the tot,%! "parity" price system, with producers guaranteed. In most cases, DO per cent of the parity price of Individual products. First Introduced in the early New Deal farm programs, the pnrlty system set up price standards which, tlie laws said, a farmer should receive to put him on a basis of economic equality with other segments of Ihe economy. In most cases, parity prices wero set at levels designed to give a particular commodity as much buy- Ing power as It hnd In a previous favorable period, usually 1909-14. Would Junk rarity System Abandoning the parity system, the new plan would set up a total farm Income goal—a goal designed to assure agriculture at least as much buying power as 11 had In the first ten years of the previous 12-year period. In other words, the minimum income goal for 1950 would be the average buying power agriculture had In the 1939-48 period Under this plan, the minimum Income goal for 1950 would be S20. This compares with n record of S31.0I9.000.000 In 1948 and with $7.877,000,000 In 1939; when most farm prices were depressed. After determining the minimum income Roal, the program then would determine a corresponding schedule of commodity price or return guarantees. 34 1-8 j for outlying districts, $3,664.95, mak- 37 ing 11 grand total of $9,349.07, or the bids and discuss plans with the architects heroic making a report to the church. English Teachers Meet CLAUKSVIIJ^E. Ark.. April 7 ',!>) Socoiiy-Vanmm Munt. Waid Lockheed National uisl tileries 53 1-8 | iibcu! $S,500 short of the '24 1-2 18 3-8 Destroys House J. C. Penney..., 48 1-2 ! Fire of an undetermined origin _ today destroyed a vacant four-room Rlx< "° * 12 5-8 i r rame house on the graveled, ex- Rcpubllc Steol , 23 1-8 tension of West. Mali) Street near Ifi 3-8! Ricu-Stix factory. —A two-day meeting of the Ark- \ std. Oil N. J 687-8! Fir" Chief Roy Head said the ansas Association of College English ! Scars Rtie i, ll( .|( Teachers opened here today. About olle 'Cgl: 373-4 I house was owned by Clem Whistle, | of niythcvlllc. Fanned by a brisk Two Bonds Forfeited J. P. Banks forfeited a $47.75 bond In Municipal Court this morning when he failed to appear to answer charges of driving while under the Influence of liquor. J. W. Massey forfeited a $10.25 bond this morning on a charge of speeding. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 7—1:30 p.m. quotations: Xfar. (1950) May July Teachers opened here today. About , | ot liiytucviuc. fanned by a bnsK juiy ana 60 college professors wer- expected u - s htt ' r ' ?' 3" 1 ! breeze, (he blaze rapidly gutted the Oct 2874 to regliter this afternoon. i -Southern Pacific 41 3-8 small structure. 'Dec 2845 Open High Low Last 2831 2853 2829 2840 3331 3237 3226 3228 3149 3156 3142 3144 2365 2S72 2BS3 2866 2843 2853

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