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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 14 Blythevllle Dally Newi BIj'theville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY APRIL 8, 1949 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ttail Tests Show Missco Fields Richest in State Young Farmers Get Report on Surveys By U. of A. Specialists Mississippi County and Crltten- rten Counly are the two most fertile rounties in Arkansas, according to the reports compiled to date in connection with a soli testing program being conducted, by the university of Arkansas. Approximately 100 veterans, rep- represenhig the Young farmers Association of Leachville, heard Keith >;. Bilbrey, county agent for North [Mississippi County, review the pro- jjrani at their meeting in the Lea- ^livitle Higli School last night. i Mr, Bllbrey explained that wherc- iis many counties need additional Clements in large quantities, only Utuall deficiencies have been appnr- "fnl from tlic 200 soil lests made farms in this county, ! The tests indicate thai two of the j reatest deficiencies are potash and :-i jirgniilc matter, while there seems i iq be adequate phosphorus, lime Ltd magnesium, Mr, Bilbrey said thnt twoj per ait of the farms tested in Mlss- ilppl County showed need for addition of lime, and that in 30 ; f; the 75 counties more than 50 cent of the farms need addition jjst:: lime for legume and pasture „ The only county having as calcium content was Critt- tn County, where less than one cent of the farms tested showed leilciencles. phosphorous Content Hij?h V.iln summarizing reports relative ^•{o phosphorous, Mr. Bilbrey, polnt- °.ifvM out that Mississippi County, -f.^prlttendeii County, two counties In "fcoutheast Missouri* and across the "'Mississippi River opposite Critten- Jlen County to the Yazoo— Mississippi Delta formed a belt where soils were extremely well off as far as phosphorous content was concerned, since the number of farms low In phosphorous content averaged from zero to two per cent. In ^,^45 of the 75 counties In Arkansas ^,iore thn 50 per cent of the farms need additional phosphorous. Less than two per cent of terms lested here show need of additional magnesium, » minor element nec- «&sary In crop production but sorely needed In small quantities in 35 of the Arkansas counties. Mr. TJllbiv.;, "ftfc-ncd Chat .^iside:•-• able quantity of lew grade-potash had been void In the sandy nveas of the coiinty with th« claim tha | the magnesium was needed in sano., aoll. The tests show that even in the §andy areas of Mississippi County only a few instances is there a need of more magnesium, while in the sandy plains of Union, Ouachita, Calhoun and Bradley counties from 97 to 100 per cent of the farms need magnesium to be added. The records of potash and organic matter were somewhat different, with that of potash being peculiar In that the south part of the county shows a deficiency in only 1.1 per cent of the farms tested, nnd the north part of the county shows B deficiency in 36 per cent of the testings. Although the county Is one of the 20 with a deficiency of less than 50 per cent in organic matter, it still averages a 29 per cent deficiency. In a general discussion of fertilizers the county agent announced that a new mixture, 10-0-10, (rep- restning 10 pounds of nitrogen, no phosphorous, and 10 pounds ol ijotash to each 100 pounds of fertil- •Qserl na s been approved by the State Plant. Board, and should be of benefit to the farmers In the area .since in the past most mixtures had an xmbalanced amount of phosphorous for soils showing no dcf- iency in that element. Following Mr. Bilbrey's talk the group voted to ask Farm Bureai officers from Mississippi County to explain their organization's services to farm people at the club's rwxf meeting. May 5, It was announcer that this would be an open meeting. Pcmiscof Sheriff Obtains Law Enforcement Aides; Locks 'Em in Doghouse Sheriff E. F. Claxlon of Caruth- erssville today had two new law enforcement assistants under lock and key. They Joined the staff only this week and already they're in the pen. There aren't any charges pending against them, but it looks like they'll spend most of their time in the pen, anyway. Sheriff Claxton doesn't want them following his constituents around unless he says so. And while they're not delinquents, they're pretty Juvenile, One Is throe years old, the other Ls lour and one-half months. They're bloodhounds. They were acquired by Mr. Claxton from an Arkansan, Lee Hcnsley, assistant superintendent of Tucker State Prison Farm at Pine Bluff. Mr. Hcnsley. experienced in handling man-hunting dogs, bred and trained the pair. Both are males. Mr. Claxton said he has had frequent need for man-hunting dogs and expects them to be "very useful." Tiny Fire Victims Laid to Rest Democrats Face Stubborn Fight Over EGA Funds Senate Leaders Ask For Vote Today on Appropriation Bilt Election Board Certifies Votes Doyle Henderson's Margin of Victory Cut by Absentees The thin gap between the winner's and loser's totals in Tuesday's mayoralty race was even narrower today alter a count of absentee ballots yesterday by the County Election Commission reduced the Doyle Henderson's, margin of victory over Mayor E. R. Jackson to 20 voles. Father Alphonse Schcomkuor Holt) rends prayers beside the casket containing Hie bodies of Irene'nut Eileen, 18-day-old twin daughters of Raymond stgrlsl (sweater, left center), who stands with two of hli. children (unidentified) during burial services at Kliunundy, 111., nbaul 30 miles I rom Efflnghuni where tin, twins along with scores of other persons perished Tuesday in a flic at St. Anthony's Hospital. Biirlnl ol tlui twins was followed the next day by similar services in Effingham and vicinity for many of the other victims who died in the holocaust. (AP Photo). Congressmen Ask for More Data On. Truman s New Farm Program WASHINGTON, April 8. By Ovlrt A. Martin (AP)—^A somewhat skeptical COIIRVCSR look "tnH-us- WASHINGTON, April TmimMt'tU DomocruUi: tnuli stubborn oppo.siUon, toduy for i\ vote on Iho -billion dollar. Kuronoun ovt-ry prnunun. Ui'publlcun t'rUU's of the aid sum refused to be hnrrlvfl us Ihe debute otilcml Its thirteenth <lny. Sena tin- Myers of IViinsylvmur Drmocnilk; whip, xnld the J-it'imt wo<il(i bo Ju'pl In sr.ssUiu lultr Id nlKhl nml tomorrow If nrrr.sMiry, ( fir I final EU'tlon on thi* bill oxlond- IUR ulil to liuropr nnulher 15 months. "Wo've not itoliiR In lot this bl) uo uver the wock-uml," Myers loh reporters. Asked whether hit siuv on\lo c'Tforl" lo deliiy itt'lUm, lie snitl: "it's iH'KlnniiiK to look Hki*! II. We'll know tho answer toduy," Senator ConnaHy <U-Ti»x). floor minia^cr of the nld bill, piimOrd wlfh tho Scnato yr.itcrd.uy to speed up action. All that did \VILS .stir np move argument. SennturK Morso (ll-Oir), Koin (RM<i) and Jfiimer fU-Iiul) stmrply ciltlc]'/.e,d Conuiilly for siiKHoslliiK n speedy vole. Tlmt look them ulmnst iliro« hours while Conmilly listened ID obvious liTltnMui). Tho halky St'imlu entered the day's debute \\lth more limn Osccola Census Shows City Has More Than 5,000 Final tabulations of the city census, which wu.i sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, rcvenls n olal of 6,010 within the city llinlta u total of 5,281 In the metro- >olltan area. This represents belter Hum n 0 per cent Int-rniisn in imputation ,nce the Fednral Census wiw tnken 1 1EMO which was given at that lino n,s :i.aao. Tho Hand Mother's Club did the 'numcM'uliiiK. iiiul Halph Wilson. Ihe nbulutiiiK- Tlio census was sponsored by tho Chamber of Commerce n order lo ftirnl.sh proof of the X'pululion required (mlnlEninn of 4.000) for the m;l»sslflcatlot\ ol O.'iceola from n city of u ficcond class to u city of \\ first, class, and also to Increase- Iho municipal Lrun- bnrk revomio by nn estimated $5,310. Osceola Exceeds Red Cross Quota Chapter's Campaign Workers Report $6,032 for Drive America's Allies In Urgent Appeal For Guns, Dollars European Nations Assured U.S. Help Will Be Forthcoming !»>• John M. miditower WASHINGTON, April 8 W — Klflht of America's European allies urgently appealed totlny for both Buns niul dollnis to liulld lip tlielr nillltniy power for defense of tha West uuilcr tlic North Allfmtto t re illy. 'flicy were (old In reply Hint tlio Uullrd StnlCD Rovernnirnl Is "pre- iiued to rci'oiiuneiiil" thnt Consresi Minct u proHrnni of military nid t'Ott'iliic botli nmis iincl llnniiclul IXHSlsllUHT. s Becrclnry ot Slulo Achcson described this |)roi;r»in ns "In tho ilgbcat liilorcsl of tho American Certified yesterday by the commission .were the following totals: Henderson—1,075 Jackson—1,055 Ol 2! absentee ballots, 14 were cast lor Mayor Jackson, four for Mr. Henderson and three were found to be irregular. While resulting in slight changes in totals In Blytheville races because of the absentee ballots, the oeiliiie:! totals were the same its the complete unofficial results In other races throughout the county with one exception. Marshal Obtains Recount This was a two-vote change In the number ol votes received dy Boyce Byrd ol Joiner, was elected marshnl Tuesday. A recount requested by W. H. Breedlove, the in- cumbeiu, who received the second argest number of votes, resulted in a final total of 57 for him and 63 or Mr. Byrd. The first count showed 65 lor Mr. Byrd. The absentee votes received by candidates for alderman in Blythe- ille and the new totals follow: First Ward—Jimmie Sanders, two, 519; Ralciyh Sylvester, seven, 274. Second Ward—W.C. Gates, three, .20; J. W. Adams, eight, 271. Third Ward—L.G. Nash, seven, 319: T. Jennings Bailey, three, 139. Fourth Ward (two aldermen elected)—J. Wilson Henry, four, U4; Leslie Moore, four, 14*. .' Total of 2,130 Votes Cast These ballots brought,!*) 2.130 the number cast Tuesday. It is the largest number of votes ever cast in a city election in Blytheville. Members of the election commission who certified the ballots were Oliver Clark of Frenchman's Bayou and Leroy Carter of Leachville. R. H. Green ol Huffman, the third member of the commission, was out of thC'COunty yesterday. Also present at the certification were County Treasurer Frank Whitworth of BIythevilfe, Mr. Henderson Attorney W. Leon Smith of Blytheville. Mr. Breedlove, Mr. Byrd and Attorney James Hyatt of Osccola, representing Mr. Breedlove. Mr. Henderson will take his oath of olfice Monday night. Most of the newly-elected aldermen have indicated they also will be sworn in then. Samuel F. Norris, who ran unopposed for city treasurer,-also will be sworn in for a new term. The April session of the Council Ls scheduled to be Tuesday night. moro" attitude today toward the administration's new farm program. It is aimed'at culling consumer grocery bills and keeping farmers prosperous at the same lime. City held Hospitals Here To Be Checked For Fire Hazards Fire Chief Roy Head .said today that both hospitals in Blythevillc will he Inspected for tire hazards. Mr. Head snitl lie mode plans for the inspections immediately after (he hospital bin?/; In Efftngrham, 111., that claimed tlie lives of 74 patients and attendants, Similar inspections will be held in hospitals throughout the state, according to an order issued by State Fire Matphal Lee Baker in Little Rock. Baker set a deadline of April 16 ^ r or the inspections. Plans for the "siate-wide check. 1 ; were made yesterday at a meeting ol Gov. Sid McMnth with Baker and others. The checks here will come at the same time as the state fire marshal's office sends Arkansas fire chiefs iiupection forms which are filled out annually. The inspections are being emphasized this year because of: the impact of the disastrous Ef flngham fire Mr. Head said that Blytheville Hospital will be inspected Sunday Wnlls Hospital will be checked later in the week, he said. Inspections will cover possible Tire hazards and existing preventa- tlve and fire-fighting devices such as Extinguishers, exit* and sprink ler systems. Arkansans Who Buy In Memphis Subject To Double Taxation LITTLE ROCK. April 8. (ff*)— Von now have to pay the State of Arkansas a two per cent tax on most tangible personal property to be used or stored in Arkansas regardless of where you buy H. Tf you buy a non-exempt Hem in Arkansas, you must pay state sales tax on H. If you buy It out.side of Arkansas and bring it into the state to use or kep, you must pay a "use" lax on it. The use tax, enacted by the 1949 legislature, became effective this month. • In some ca.ses the use lax is resulting in double taxation on out- of-state purchases, but this condition may be only temporary- The double taxation comes when you buy an item covered by the use tax in a stale wlvch applies a sales tax to the same Hem, P'or instance ,if you live in Arkansas and buy an automobile in Memphis, you must pay both Tennessee sales tax and Arkansas use tax on H. Arkansas Revenue Commissioner Dean Morley said today, however, his department is not certain whether such double taxation will be permanent or whether the legislature Intended to create double taxation. He has asked the state attorney general for an opinion on it. "1 want to hear more about it,*, how It would operate, and \vhu|, it would cast the taxpayers," K'a.s the typical reaction of members of COIIKVC.S.S who heard Secretary of Agriculture Bralnian outline the plan yasterday. The secretary was called before the House Agriculture Committee today lo answer questions. He sketched the program before a joint meeting of the House and Senate committees yesterday, but there was not time for members to inquire extensively into its provisions. Even so, i^ was quite apparent that the plan faces tough going. It drew immediate sharp criticism from, some Republican farm-state leaders. FarM Bureau Stagds Pat The powerful American FMvm Bureau Federation Indicated it will .stand pat in its support of present farm laws. At its last convention, thf bureau went oti record against a farmer-payment plan included In the administration plan. Democrats as a whole withheld judgment. Chairman Elmer Thomas <D-Okla) of the Senate Agriculture Committee said he was In "Full accord" with the plan's objectives. But he did not commit himself on me'hods. The methods, rather than the objectives, will be the subject of debate and controversy. Expected to arouse sharp opposition are the.se provisions of the program: (1) Use of government payments to farmers to assure them a minimum return for such products as | hogs, cattle, lambs, milk, butterfnt. I egKS, poultry, fruits and vegetables. Taxpayers to Make-up Losses I If the price set by the free-play of supply and demand failed to give the producer a pre-cietermincd minimum return, the government I would make up the difference in the form ot a check drawn upon the treasury. (2) Abandonment of the parity system of determining so-called "fair" price goals for farm products. Adopted in the first year of the Roosevelt New Deal, this system has been the backbone of farm-aid programs ever since. It would be supplanted by a new system designed to assure agriculture a certain minimum income rather than minimum crop prices. (3) Provisions for broadening government controls on farm operations. These face stiff opposition. Farmer? would be required to cooperate with all government programs affecting all products produced by them and to comply with sol] conservation programs In order to be eligible (or any price- support aid. While the government holds it already has such wide control au- thoiHy, the power never has been used. Neigkboriiness Among Nations Stressed Before Rotary Group "Man Is living in the age ol speed. He has learned to lly like the uird, swim Hke the fish, lie hus conquered the nlom Now If he could only learn lo walk on the earth like men, we would have K better world which to live," Scnor Roberto de la Ilosa. cultural agent lor Hie Mexican government told notarialt5 last night whtm they enterLalncU 4 their wives ut Hotel Noble. do/.cn iiinendmcnUs still pending. probably 212 Attend Clinic; Four Trachoma Cases Discovered < There were 212 persons registered for the trachoma clinic at the North Mississippi County health unit yesterday, and Dr. K. W. Cosgrove, consulting ophtrmmologist for the State Board of Health was lo conduct a similar clinic In Osceo- ln today. Of the 212 examined, four new cases were discovered, and of the four, three were in school children. There were six others referred for remedial eye service, eight rc- ehcck.s made on old cases, and 40 other abnormalities discovered during the clinic. More than 200 cases have been discovered and treated in this county. Paulus Resigns As Manager of Osceola's C. of C Harry D. Pautns mannecr of thi Osccola Chamber of Commerce MibmlUed his resignation to th Board of Directors here yesterday according to Dane Fergus presidcnl Mr, Paulfts whose resignation be comes effective May 1 has acceptei similar position In Milan, Tcnn He came to Osceloa as the orga »lioir,f Xirsl mnn.-iger In July, 1947 lie ha.s completed four years Chamber ol Commerce managemen and \va.s elected president of th Ark. Association of Chamber o Commerce Executives In January, "It is with great regret that v lose Mr. Paulas us our manager Mr. Fergus said. "He has been tire lews In his efforts in promotln Chamber of Commerce actlvltlc during the 21 months as the man ager. Mr. Fergus appointed Stcv Bawfcer, Den Butler ST. and G, Segraves as a committee to assi? him In securing applicants for the vacancy. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight, and Saturday. Not much change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Fnir tonight, becoming partly cloudy Saturday and scattered light showers Saturday night, continued mild: low tonight 35 north to 45 south; high Saturday In the "O's. Mhmmim this mornine—49. Maximum yesterday—77. Sunset today—6:27. Sunrise tomorrow—5:38. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—21/4. Mean temperature (midway be- tveen high and low) -fi'J. Nonnai mean Tor April—61. This Date Last Vear Minimum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday—85. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —18.43. Cotton Trade Group Elects BlytheYiUe Man To Be Vice President LHTLE ROCK. April 8. I/Pi — Tracy T Jones. Litllc Rock, has been elected president of the Arkansas Cotton Trade Association. A. H. Wetenkamp, Blythovllle ,1s new vice president. Sccretnrj' W. S. Turner to!d the association tit It-s convention here yesterday that tho FBI Ls looking into .some cotton loan practices In the United States. He did not specify whal practices be meant. He said he was not at liberty to dLs- clo.sC what olfice of the FBI was rna>;ini> the investigation nor to distils.- the matter in more than "a general way." He said that now is the time hen everyone should think inUr- ixtloimlly, pointing 014 that we uisl break down barriers o[ mls- naerstandlng between nations as :tical way to bring a sounder wnce nnd greater'happiness lo all lanklnd. fn portraying the other wny of .merican life, south of the Uio Grande, Mr. De 1ft llosH pointed out he difference In backgrounds but aid that Hiere was no fundamental liffercncc In Mexico's laith In uu- nocracy. Mny HcaK Arkansas Office Mr. De la Rosa Is one of 12 gofld- ill ambassadors traveling throughout, the United Stales lo make personal contacts with our people In ,n eliort to bring AlxnU n closer, nore understanding relationship >elwcen Merxtco and United Slates. Other Mexican emissaries are tour- nf countries in the Amcrlcns. Having made a career of promot- _ng better inter-American relations, Mr. De la Rosa hopes to be namctl Mexican coun.suI of the new office to be opened in Little Rock within the near future. No nation can Uvc nlone, therefore It is good for us to know and better understand ihe people of neighboring nations to Insure the satisfactory solution of all Inler- Amcrican problems through arbitration." he added. ilc pointed out thftl ' tllc Rl ° Ginnde river is the line where two conflicting! philosophies meet and that the peoples on both sides of that river must gel rid of their prejudices If we are lo understand each other. Stresses NclEhhorlincss "We are Americans all. economically, emotionally and culturally and we must learn more of Ihe 'other way of American life' in order to perpetuate the 'good neighbor policy," he said. "The women of the United States with their equal voice In politics an;l business have played an Important part in the rapid advancement ol your country," Mr. DC la Ro.'.a slid. Me deplored the fact that so far his government had been unable to Interest thq women of Mexico in such things. In conclusion he said, "that il was the sincere hope of Mexican diplomats that their country would always work towards a more pcace- lul. better world." Jam"-.' Roy, serving as master of ccrcmr.iues. welcomed the gucsls and Mrs. Harry W. Halnes responded lor the Rotary Annas. However, most of them will he withdrawn. The pending imiposnl off prod l>y Kciu would deny KCA nld lo nny country nslnn it. "directly or ludlr- eclly" to nixtloimli'/e a basic Industry. Connally Ivied to (tot nnanhuous consent to vote on tho mejimiro at 3 p.m. (KST) fhiH nflcrnnmi. Wlillu Morse objected to that, both Myrrs and Connnlly were confident the Senate could got Uio amendment, out ot (he way mid rcneli n flnnl vote late todny. Military Controls In West Germany Soon to Be Ended The Ilcd CVOS.H luiid cnmpnlRn for Osccola District, iTimrtccl todny pnr- llul rcturtlf; toltlllMK $6,(KI2.fi3, uc- covilliiK lo ID. N. Morris chiiiriniill ,>( fiulldlntlons. The quotn for Osccohi nncl Llic outlying ccimimmltlL's wii.s $r>.'i:m.'IO. H Is expected tn co'mpUito these rcluniH this wei'k. A. 1-1. Sitott. i:tly clmlrmnn, rc- liarlcil $31)02.40 which l.s Incomplete nml lie oxpects tn collect ut\ luldll- loiml $500. ot llil.t mnoimt tlio NfRvo division contrllmlcd $85. Tlio roimmmltlos reported to (Into arc; Joiner, S'M. r > whcro tlio <|tto(n was exceeded In the llr.st two dnys of I lie drive. Dyess. $2<H.OO; Incnm- lilcle; KclstT. t3DI.aH; Crews Lateral, jlfM.OO; Mnrlo. JB1.0D; Cnrjiun Lnko. $200.00; llnlchnr School, $100.00; lIlKlilowcr, $1H5.0(1; Fronchmim Tinynii, $05.00 Incomplete; Driver, $200.00; adder. $100.01) Hnssetl. $:i:i.- 00; Liiixnrn tGOO.Ofl Incomplete; Wilson, SOSO.OO Incomplete. The coninnmltlfi.H which luive not reported (\ny returns nro; Etownh, Wliltlou. I'ccnn Point. Vlctorln. Flondwiiy. Dcnwood, nnd West Illdlic. This dlstrct, .1 expected lo ovor subscribe It's <niot(\ mon> U a $1,000, tfr. Mools RHtcl. '•.V.j, 1 lint lie snld lie cannot yet csll- miilo Ms totnl cost. cmpliasl/ed In ti .stnte- menl aci-oiiiiinnyhiK the release ol nn cxcluuiKi! of notes between the United 81 Him nnd the olishl countries Hint, the documents "tn no . sense' represent u price. IHB to he pliireit upiin ttie (Allnnllc) piict." Ho Mill) the iippeals for help "nro consistent wllli Uio spirit" of the nllljuice slKDMl liern only last Mon- dny. Tho treaty sllll luvulls rall- flcullon by the United Slnlei Seivilo nnd tho It other pnrUctpnt- InH liovcrnincnls. Ktlllil Millions Submit Hri|ti»ls The clulit ro.quMts were .submitted by llilUiln, rnutce, lldxlum, the Netherlnnd.s nnd Luxembourg— ncllnii Jointly :is members of Ihe Western Europenn Union they set up under thn Unisscts trcnty lust yenr—nnd liy Norwny, Denmnrk mid Itiily. No plen for lic-lp was WASHINGTON, April 8. M'l—The United Stales. Britain and Fmhue announced today ihoy nrc rnidy to end military control over Western Germany as .vonn as a proivwcd "Cicrinan federal republic" Is sut up. Oc«i|)Hllnn force.s ivmliil rannln in Germany under lop civilian control. A Joint cotnmunlc|uc said "com- pletn n>[reemenl" on "the wlT'le range" of outslandlnn German Issues was reached In conferences here amonn the foreign ministers of the lhr<:c-]H>wer.s—Secretary of State Achrson. Foreign Setn-clary Ernest nevln of Britain, and Foreign Minister Robert Scliuman ol France, With the establishment of the German republic, the communique sa'.d. the military govi-rnors In Germany will be replaced by hl^h eotn- tnlsslonels and military commanders will remain only to licud the occupation forces. It was ndde:l that "the functions of the allied authorities will become mainly supi'rvlsnry." The lilch commissioners "will be Walking Horse Brings $3.000 in Big Auction Here Twenty-seven of the 125 hontl of Tcmiffisce walking horse.*) up for si>lu lotl.iy nl the C. O. Smith Snlc Hnrn had been fiold by noon, Mr. HmiMi Knltl. Top price paid for nn anhnnl this mornknu was $3,000, hrmiKht by NLta Wilson, owned by Iho Florida Queen C:i«ar Co. of Qulncy, PI a. Tlin sain IK scheduled to conttinic until n or 10 o'clock tonight. Mr. Smith wild. An esl i muled 1,000 persons, Including buyers from 33 slulcs, at- trndctl the auct'on sale this inorn- iW. Horses from 18 states nrc on the lift of aTilmals up for auction al the ?mlc, w"U-]i Is open to the public. the supvci trr)I." \c allic<l nyency of con- Thofir attending from Blytheville Included Mr. Welcnkamp, B. G. Wrsl anrt J F. Montondon. L/.S. Senate to Receive N. Atlantic Pact Monday WASHINGTON, April 8, (/l*i — The White House announced today that President TrMman u-lll .semi the North Atlantle dofcn.st! treaty to the Srnnto early next, week—probably Monday. Pmsfrlonl nl Secretary Charles G> I loss told report rr.s Hie treaty reached ihe While Ilfiuso this mommy, lie suld il will lie sent to the Sruale willi a "short accompanying mcs.siM'.c" by Ihc I'rr.sldcnt Sfee/e C. of C. Launches Development Program; Approves Bridge Project Initial slops for better rubbish disposal, securing n bltt^cr newspaper, nnd circiilnllon of n brochure advertlsJiiR StccK, were miuln last, nlyht at the mccltnff of the Rtcelc Chamber of Commerce 1 bourd or directors. In other action lasl night It was decided [o coopcralc fully with the Chamber of Commerce hi Caruthc- svlllc in securing n bridge lo sprtn (he Ml.s.stss(ppl River at n po^t near Caruthersvlllc, nnd to meet New York Stocks 11:30 I". M. Quotations) Am. T .t T 145 3-4 Am. Tobacco 67 1-2 Anaconda 30 Beth Steel 30 3-4 Chrysler .. SI 7-8 Gen. Elcc 37 1-2 Gen. Motors SS 1-2 Int. Harvester 24 Two Persons Injured fn Paris, Tcnn., Fire PARIS, Tcnn., April 8. i,T> — A prc-dawn fire at Ihe Caldwcll hotel todny Injured two persons and drove more than a score to the streets in their nlehtclolhes. Some Jumped from a second story window. The fusl-sprcadim: bla/fl started In the Uvo-slory, 30-room brick building just before 5 a.m. firemen had It under control In 20 minute; and extinguished iti less than an hour.. Soybeans May July (F.O.B. Open High I.ONV 21!)'. r>0 ?'« SlOh 211 ! !i 2091i Close Mont. Ward Lockheed National Distilleries J. C. Penney Radio Republic St! Socony-Vacuum .... Std. Oil N. J Sears, Hocbuck ... Texas Co U. S. Jtccl 55 1-2 21 3-8 , 18 1-4 . 46 1-4 . 12 1-2 . 23 1-4 . 16 3-8 . .. fif 3-4 '.' ... 3-4 . 54 . 72 Burma Air, Artillery Forces Battling Rebels RANGOON, nurma, April 8. </Ti— i'nrma Air FVirce pl.lJir.s jiml artillery w»nt back Into action ORalnst Knrc.i Nationalist forces todny when the deadline for a scheduled Kaven kurrcndci passed. The surrender did not lake place, anil a Jlspatcli trom army hcad- CiUartei- al Gyo^on said govcrn- n:rht foices 'osumrri the war in the ir.seln ».tca at the end of an agreed u-ase fuc pcriol. Sou'.hem Pacific 42 Canc&s Cabinet Meetir WASHINGTON, April 8. Wl — President Truman cancelled his usual Friday cabinet mcetir.g today beratise several of the members were oui ol town. voiced by I>urtunnl. Iceland or Canada, thn other nlllnncc members The official appeals nnd the American reply fiet the stage [or President Truman's forthcoming formal reciucat to Congress tor Western Kuronoan military nssli.liincc whlcli may amount to $1,250.000,000 and aid lo other countries, To^c-thei theso mny rnlso Ihe total foreign '} arms costs of the United States next year to around $2,000,000,000, ** Acheson sitld he could not even ' hint at an official cost flRure until after the t'rcslilci't ha« rcvlrwt) the pros'rnrv-. H : «^'t;ivr ' ••» k'.'V-ctich easCwfiu EuroftrtSi/ull/eJ .saltr/nubSUnH-wy the siuiS' uilng; - Tlmt onii'of tlic-tountlrcs ncUva nlona can provide tin" mlcqti'nto iirinnmr-nl. for Its own defense and for Its part In the Atlantic defense system. Slate Ili']iarlluetif Itcplloir The State Department replied to this nppcal: "The executive branch of the ' United States government, Ls prepared lo recommend to the United Hlatea cwiltress Hint the United States provide military assistance to [name of country asking help) In order lo assist It. to meet the material requirements of Its defense program. "it will be requested of the Con- l?rcss Hint smrh assistance be In Ihe form of military equipment Irotii the United States reruilred by (tlmf country's) defense program and thi provision of some financial assists) nee wuuld be extended in recognition (,1 lbi> prlnnrlpln of self-helf and miiluu! nld contained In tht Atlantic; pact." Tho program l.s expected to call [or around SI.250,000,000 worth ol military supplier, nnd equipment ovci a perlj 1 of !'2 months. Each of tho appealing countriei- promis'jd lo provide In return sucl; help as il Is capable of in the KCIIC- lal IntOirst of the tlefense of th< whole >.orth Atlantic area. Treaty Sisncil i\Ionday The tic.'ily wns slp/icd Inst Monday liv 12 nations but has yet tc b j : rallied. In tho United Statei that requires approval by a two- thirds vote of the Senate, Unotlkial estimates arc that besides 'he program worked out h3 Ihe sute doparlmcnt callinR fol iib'Hit f i .250.0on.ono worth of nld tc Western Europe an additional suit frr hei;> to nor -Kuropean countries will DC asked. Thus Ihe total bit ,\ with the chnnibcr of Commcvcc nL Cnruthcrsvlllc to hear a discus- 1 to be'h'ld before 'congress may an- slon of the prosprcllvc henlth mill for Pemlscot Counly. Cleo GTurclt, elected president nst Thursday, presided at the meet- iiic;. nnd named Storey nnd Rus- scl Frakes as a committee to make a financial report for an Information phnmphlet on Stcele, and to start planning" the layout for the booklet. Mr. Storey was also named one-man committee to Invest iRrUe pos.stbilllc.i of securing better newspaper service for Stecle. Sam Frame, city clerk, and n member of the Chamber of Commerce, was named to order containers for rubbish. Mr. Onrrctt orirl Hollle Farrls, secretary, are to represent the Stecle organization at tlic CnrutliersviUc meeting relative to establishing the henlth unit. The directors Include Mr. Frakcs, Mr. Storey. Marshall Cameron. Harold Coopcrman, T3»rt Poteet, Herbert Hudgens, Wade Hollen- bcck, Afurrny WHJctt. Bill George, Fiuri Phillip Kotiry, They plan lo iTiect each Tliursday during April to outline plans for the current year and start activities on various proposed projects. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 8—1:30 p.m quotations: Open High Low Ijas Mar. (1850) . 2847 2850 2838 2840 May .... 3233 3237 3231 3234 July M45 3148 3142 3144 O,'t 28DO 2891 2379 2881 Dec 2861 28&i 2850 2851 j-rcxi.naU' $3.(KK).flflO,000. Ache.juh reviewed the appeals and c!ecland that "they all emphasivn certain basic principles of vital Inv rurtnnt.f In assuring the United Plates I hit our assistance will yield maximum benefits to ns as well a; to (be lecipicnts." Actwipn said il was of "parttculai Ugnificance" that the Brussels pact country's weie already working together Their c r .ioi>cration, he said augurs well for the future successful es'.itijfshmcnf of a cooperative defense program for the North Atlantic nrea." County Judges Seeking Larger Fund Allocations LITTLE ROCK, April 8. f.-D — County judges were expected to ask tbi: Ari'.aiisas Highway Commission this afternoon to provide for more equal distribution of federal money for secondary roads. A delegation of judges, headed by the president of the Arkansas County Judges Association, Perry County Judge Carl Adams, was to met. with the commission at ths capitol. The commission foday also opened btcte on ten road construction projects and about $400,000 worth of road equipment. PEO Convention Opens POET WORTH, Arit., April 8. «1 —About 200 members of Arkansas chapter? of the PEO Sisterhood began their two-day state convention here today.

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