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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHEABT MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 16 Blythevllle Dally Me Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mali Billion Cut By Committee From VA Budget House Group Okoys $7,576,886,231 for Next Fiscal Year by William F. Arbogasl WASHINGTON, April H. (AP)— A half billion dollar cut in Veterans' Administration funds highlighted a |7,576,886,231 mulli - agency bill approved today by the House Appropriations Committee. The bill carries funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1 for 28 so-called independent agencies. including $5.145,431.940 for the Veterans' Administration and $1.090,120.397 tor the Atomic Energy Commission. VSvery agen 34 Persons on Board Freighter Missing for 70 Days on the Atlantic RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11. (/F)— A wide .search was under way today for the 1,950-ton freighter Cewaldo Aranha, missing 10 days with 34 persons aboard. The vessel was en route from Santa Catiiarina to Rio with a cargo of coal. LH.Autry Heads Teachers Group County Association Elects Officers at Day-Long Session L. H Autry, superintendent of Burdette school, was elected to head the Mississippi County Teachers A-aociation ,at their annual spring meeting Saturday at Blythevllle Girl's Body Removed From. We// After 52 Hours of Frantic Digging By Bill Becker and Grahun Berry SAN MARINO, Cniif., April 11. (AP)—The world is a little sadder today. Little Kathy Fiscus was brought up dead from her well tomb after 52 hours. All mothers and fathers shared in some measure the grief that overcame Davis and Alice Fiscus when the body of their fv-.-lieaded three-year old was found lying in water, wedged about 100 feet down in the 14-iuch pipe. The announcement of death, by^ — — . cy in the bill shared in the overall reduction of $734,680,599 from the presidential budget requests for $B,31 1,506,830, but the Veterans' Administrate m took the deepest slash. The bill's total includes $7,104,571,003 in cash and $472,314,628 in contract authorizations for which future appropriations may be required. The President had asked for $7,775,566.830 in cash and $536,000,000 In contract authority. Upsets the President's Budget Not only did the committee up- See SLASH on Page 14 Farmers Await PMA Decision Soybean Support Price Announcement' To Be Made Soon ^ H. C. Knappenberger, vice pres- T^ent of the Mississippi County farm Bureau, today was informed by Rep. E. C. Gathings of West Memphis that action is expected soon by the Fats and Oils Division^ *l the Production and Market- Ing Administration In * Washington on price supports for soybeans this year. Time-for planting the 1949 crop has «,'i.c." ..nd ma the county are anxious' to learn whether there will be a support price for beans, and if so how much. Decisions by the PMA may be an important factor in the acreage to b« planted this year to beans, or to cotton. Mr. Knappenberger satd that soybeans often are planted as early as March, but can be planted as late BL 'May. Often some growers in this area plant early beans ahead of cotton and their late beans after the cotton has been planted. In his letter to Mr. Kiiappenber- ger, Mr. Gathings, who represents Arkansas' First District in Congress, said that he had been advised by PMA that announcements with reference to soybean price supports would be released within the next few dav= PMA V -lecision, it was Idi- cated, um. . 4ld get suggestions from the soy~^<m industry before drafting a program for 19W. High School. Mr. Autry will serve with Miss Alice Marie Ross of Yarbro, vice- president; Mrs. Charles Kennett of Dell, secretary; and Miss Myrtle McDougal of Osceola, treasurer. The officers were elected at a morning business session of the day-long meeting Saturday, and Mr. Autry took over his office at the afternoon session, when Charles F. Allen, executive secretary of the Arkaasas Teacher Retirement System, explained new regulations of the system. Mr. Allen pointed out that under the new regulation, which was signed into law, Feb. 11, computation of benefits has been raised from one and one-half per cent to two per cent .effective July 1, and the rate of. contribution by the teacher may be raised if desired from four to five per cent. New regulations also give the board of trustees authority to alter amount of benefits, and provide exemption from disability refunds to be raised from $300 annually to $900 annually. > Claims, Credits Explained Mr. Allen pointed out that in making claims for "prior service" for the new benefits, the claims must be filed and proofs submitted before July 1, 1950, to be credited. Durir-g the morning session, Clifford S. Blackburn, representing the certification division of the State Department of Education, explained extension credits and the various types of certifications. The teachers voted to send two delegates to the National Education Association "meeting in Boston the 1949 crop in Jane T,,,, delegates are to be .--fcr-j-jfcj-ty,; .-;i> £• ---Tt^- -i • - . -, -L ~;-*t*v * -jy ,• • rt ^_ "*•: .^r^?«»-cia —. r^IIhViti^T'iJV 'lft -.VJjSiCV-IlS-*?! 'ILK' COUnty ssociatloii. During the luncheon session, at- ended- by 82 of the 230 teachers, tie Rev. Harvey Kidd, pastor of the r irst Presbyterian Church in Bly- tieville, spoke to the group on deals of education, special music furnished by Mrs. Harold Bradley, Jr., violinist, and Mrs. Route Harp, pianist. drowning, at 8:58 last night brought to a tragic end the tireless digging of weary rescuers and the anxious waiting of sympathizers everywhere. Since sunny little Kathy, running at piny, stumbled Into the weed- covered well oiwnlng last Friday afternoon, accounts of the attempt to reach her had stirred the nation, and the rest of the world, as few stories have in years. Even though nothing had been heard from the child since about an hour after she plunged into the abandoned old casing, hope and prayer filled most human hearts. How else account for a crowd of more than 15,000 which watched final rescue efforts? Those efforts took. In all. 52 hours; but it would have been the same if she could have been reached In two hours. Death Came Quickly Dr. Robert McCullock. family physician, snld Knthy had been dead "since last heard from Friday afternoon." Her terrified screams drifted faintly up to her mother, efforts to have her grab a rope failed, and all was silent. There was still wiiter in the old well after 45 years. The body was finally found on a warm Pnlm Sunday RS O. A. Kelly cut through the tough old casing. He called up for a doctor to come down the 100-foot shaft and sec what he thought. Dr. McCullock said Kathy had not lived long after her last screams. There was sadness in the sweat- and-dirt sreaked faces of the 50 or more volunteer workers as Bill Yancey. one of the heroic diggers, came up the cable with the body wrapped in a gray blanket. A black hearse was waiting. It spelled "flnis" to the two-day and two-night vigil for the distraught parents, who had received hundreds of telegrams from well wishers, ninny offering suggestions how to rescue the child, 'me Fis- cuscs appeared to lake the result Kothy's Rescuers Risked Lives, Gave Services Money Cannot Buy SAN MARINO, Calif., April 11. ypj—The heart-breaking, back- straining job of digging through to reach entombed Kathy Fiscus was accomplished with the kind of work you can't always buy with money And by men who—although they never had a chance—hart their hearts pegged on bringing that little girl out alive. World Forgets Troubles to Pray for Child By Jim Hacon Revenue Official Assists Taxpayers With ate Income Tax Forms Luke Moorman of Little Rock, auditor in the income tax division of the State Revenue Department, was in Blytheville today to assist individuals In preparation of trrir state income tax returns for 1948. While in Blythevllle he is making his headquarters in the office nl Oscar Alexar J .er. deputy commissioner fo. r iepartment in North Mississippi County. The revenue offices here arc located in the Cit> Hall and Mr. Moorman will remain in Blytheville tomorrow to assist laxpayers who desire help in preparation of their returns. The 1948 state income tax nvs' be nald to the State Revenue tie partment in Little Rock not latei than May 15. Mr. Alexander sak this morning. Year-Around Pastures Aim of Stock Growers The iirnt regular meeting of th Mississippi County Livestock Im provcnvnt Association will be con fueled at 8 p. m tonight at th Mnnfla High School. Stanley Fra rlenbcra, president, announced to c-av. ^tr. Fradcnberg said that estab JjshMciit of year-round pastur tr^Ruid <*c one of the most importen ^alters to ae discussed. It was als indicated that the plans for a live stock >h )w and sale would be madi The association was formed, an clflcers named about three weeV ago, aimed at improving llvestoc l«fo. i proposed acreage controls be come effective, so that there wi to registered cattle for sale her when t'w demand arises. Driver Forfeits Bond W. Wtlilnnu forfeited a J35.2. bond in Municipal Court this morn hit on a charge of driving whtl under the influence of liquor. A. T. Brown pleaded guilty to tw counts of overdraft and was fined total of S60. $15 of which was sus pended on one count pending rest! tutlon. llness Delays Murder Trial f n Court Here Judge Charles W. Light of Para- sould, presiding over the Chicka- awba District of Mississippi County Circuit- Court here, this afternoon recessed court until Wednesday morning because of Illness of the ;hief dc s^ counsel in the murder .rial of Leor. Ogles of Rector. -arged with first den the fatal shooting Ogles is ree murde' lune 25. 19*.- of Tom Green, who was town mi rial of Rector. Judge Light -aid a physician hud confirme' 1 'ietz of . fluenza ai, defend Ogle.. report that Marcus o was ill from in- 'rl not be able to week. Ogles' trial wi be reset, but no date can be set until Mr. Ftetz' recovery, Judge Light said. Ogles has been free under $15.000 bond. A change of venue order granted by Judge Light Jan. 3 transferred the case from Clay County Circuit Coui 'o the Chlcka- sawba District in . i county. The change of venue was sought, the petition stated, be ause "prejudice" in the minds of Clay County residents made it Impossible for Ogles to receive n "fair and impartial" trial there. He was taken to the Cralghead County jail at Jonesboro after the shooting to avoid mob violence, the venue petition stated. Nearly a dozen witnesses had been summoned to testify in the trial, court records show. Vcrlin E. Upton of Rector will assist Mr. Fcitz in Ogles' defense. The state win be represented by Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow of Blytheville and E. G. Ward of Piggott. deputy prosecuting attorney, tor Clay County. "beautifully," said a physician. But their grief was deep inside. "There is nothing we can say but merely thank all the people who have been helpful." satd the mother and father. Fiscus is San Marino branch manager for the company which sank the well. Only last week he had urged enactment of a state law to cap up all old wells. Rescue Workers to Hospital Rescue workers knew they were in for trouble when a water tab'* was struck at about the 40th hour of operations. However, hopes were kept up hi the belief (hat the child was trapped above the water level. Besides, they reasoned .the well had I been abandoned as dry. i But when the rescue team of Kelly and H. E. (Whltey) BHckensdcrfer dug through mud ami water and cut Into the pipe, they found Kathy lay below, not above, the cut. "We cut a window 12 inches by 22 in the iron shell of the well." said Kelly, who required doctor's care Inter. "She was In an upright posi- .tlon below us when we pulled the sheet away." Kelly said he and Blickensderfer broke between eight and ten cutting wheels on their electric drills before breaking through the tough old casing. Blickensderfer went to a hospital after the job of freeing the body was finished. Tlie actual discovery and determination of death were marie some two hours before the announcement was made public. Engineer Raymond A. Hill, supervising operations, :lamped on the secrecy ban. Later t was explained this was "to ease the blow for the parents." To the crowd pressed 30 deep against fences and police ropes bordering the Held came finally an «n- louncement over the public address system. In level tunes. Dr. Paul Sec RESCUE on Page 14 SAN MARINO, Calif., April 11— W'J—The world forgot Us troubles for a week-end to worry—and pray —for a little girl. And when Kathy Fiscus—pretty, blonde and three—was found dead some two days after she fell too feet down an old well, most of the world mourned genuinely. For human Interest It ranked as one of the greatest such stories of all time. Seldom since the 1Q25 fatal trapping of Floyd Collins In a Kentucky cave had a story so captured the feelings—and hopes—of so many people. But this one had more human appeal. Collins was a grown man. Kalhy was Kathy—tiny and helpless like any child of three. Newspapers in Stockholm and London and Australia held presses for news of Kathy—as did those of nearby Los Angeles. This was more than a local banner headline. Telephone Lines Busy Switchboards at newspaper offices and radio stations everywhere were jammed with calls from the moment the child's plight first became known. In Chicago, it brought the greatest number of phone calls to that city's newspapers since the end of World War II. Operators aald callers, expressed genuine anxiety. .. '* Until the dread word was fcapwn, people everywhere aske^d: "Have they found her?" "Is she alive?" The Dallas News said 11 got a "jllllon" calls. •Tulsa reported that callers were "praying for Kathy, hoping that she would be found alive." The Salt Lake City Tribune said "I haven't seen anything like (t since I've been an operator. Even tiny children, almost too young to talk, are calling for ne\.s of Kathy.' In Minneapolis, the Tribune said many callers "apparently can't get to sleep until they find out about the girl." A Pittsburgh man told the Post-Gazette "I hope you don't + The crew of workmen numbered | 50 to 60. nil volunteers. AH did tholr part. Many did more. Several, especially (ho muckers—tln> fcllow.s who did Die last dozen feet of pick and shovel work, were heroic. These were the experts, veteran sniidhocs iiiwl ce.wjfool diggers. Al were aware of tho danger worklnj. In a narow shaft 100 feet dowi In damp ground. Bill Yancey, for ope. A forme] Navy Seabee underwater dcmoll tlons man. Yancoy, 39, stayed dowi there digging, sending up a buckc of earth every three minutes fo more than two hours. He whistled while he worked even when he tussled with "rocks a big as your head." Spending almost as much time i the shaft was Yauccy's partner 1 a sewerage business, Bartraii (Herb) Herpcl, also In his 30s. He 1 the father of a 10-month-old boy. And Clyde Harp, only 25 an father of flvo children, He wa down four times In all and was th first to strike wet sand—the first indication of what lay ahead. Work Exlremely Hazardous B. A Goiham, a 48-ycar-otd contractor, stayed down more than an hour. Another veteran, Mark Nottingham, a cesspool expert, assumed direction of the digging when the water table wan struck. These men cleared the way for the rescue team of O. A. Kelly, 49, and H. E. (Whltey) Blickensderfer, 43. With'mining and mechanical engineering backgrounds, these two alternated at the cutting of the Iron well casing. They had to work half- lying, half-kneeling, in several Inches of water for more than two hours to cut through to the girl's body. ' .•'••' Dick MctE. young contractor friend of the Fiscus family, helped get the early digging under way. Raymond A. Hill, senior engineer in one of Southern California's leading contracting firms, laler took over and supervised the drilling of the narrow 100-foot rescue shaft. The rotary oil well drilling rig which bored down moKt of the way normally costs $500 an hour. But not this time. "Money couldn't buy this Job," Hill said. "You couldn't get men to work this hard or fast." ixplosion Kills Six at Prayer in S. Dakota Church Sanctuary Shattered When Priest Turns on Gas in Furnace MARION, S. D., April 11. (/!•)— 'his small South Dakota town to- ay planned a muss funcrnl for the lx Holy week worshippers killed lunday as a blast demolished St. .iary's Catholic- Church. nishap William O. linuly of Slonx ^alls, diocesan head, tentatively set Vudncsday for the mass rites tor ho elderly \lcllms who died as they :nelt in prayer. Forty-sovo, other icisons were Injured, several crlt- cally. The brick church was shuttered jy n basement explosion a few Moments bcfort (he 0 n.m. Palm Sunday mass was to begin. Only the entrance bell lower remained staud- nx. A small fire Unit followed was quickly put out., Church officials attributed Urn blast to escaping bottled furnace fuel gas. ['hit Wuchcndorf, a pur- Ishloner, said "overythliiB blew up" when ]io threw a furnace switch. 75 in Church Although burled In the- wreckage anil suffering i'roin Injuries and serious bums, Wnclicitdorf wris able to frcu himself and crawl out. Others were pinned under bricks nnd timbers which had to be piled loose (o free them. The church had _n .seating capacity of 251) but pnly about 75 worshipers were tn thetr pews. Many others stood In small Krdups nul.sldo while wnlltng for the mafls to begin. Tht'y escaped To Take New Post Forrestal is Patient In Maryland Hospital WASHINGTON, Arril 11. M 1 )— Former Secretary of Defense James Porrestal was reported in "satisfactory condition" today at the Naval Medical Center at nearby Bethesda, Md. Hospital authorities said that Forrestal. win became a. patient there a week ago, was resting comfortably. The hospital said he was undereflng a routine checkup. POP mer associates said over the weekend that he is suffering from nervous exhaustion. Forrcnta), 57, retired from the top dciensc post March 28. He was succeeded by Louis Johnson, mind if I keep calling through the night, I'm the father of three little ones, you know. And this story about poor Kathy really hit me." The Philadelphia Inquirer said that as many men as women were calling. Churches, too, offered prayers. Unified Program Of Rural Power To Be Discussed Cooperative managers, directors, fa'.m leaders and county extension agents for Mississippi County are scheduled to meet Wednesday at 2 P.m. at the office of H C. Knappenberger. manager of Mississippi Ounty Eiectrlc Cooperative, lo discuss and plan a unified program of rural electrification. In c-.illing the meeting. Mis. Haz-:. C. Jordan, district home demonstration agent, and J. M. Tlioma- son, dls'rlct agent, said that the extension of rural lines, safety, and Plans for projects demonstration utilization of rural electrification and wlrinp would be included In the discussions. Along with representatives of home demonstration club officers the R.E.A. directors, and the Farm Buieau heads, other state extension workers and electric coopcrative-s will attend. W. J R. Browden, extension agricultural engineer; Lloyd Woodell, R. E- A. Field Representative, and Harry Oswald, executive manager of the Arkansas State Electric Cooperative, will assist Mrs. Jordan nnd Mr. Thomason in conducting the meeting A series of similar meetings are bPing conducted this week In the Northrutern section of Arkansas. Defense Secretary Joins Talks Between Chiefs Of Staff, Eisenhower KEY WEST. Fla., April 11. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson Joined Gen. Dwtght D. Eisenhower and the joint chiefs of staff In a weekend conference here. Johnson leaves by plane today for Fort Bennlng. Ga.. where tonight he will meet with a civilian group which has made an orientation tour of Naval, Air Force and Army Installations. The joint chiefs of stuff and General Elsenhower have held four days of conferences here, reportedly seeking closer unification of the Army. Navy and Air Forces. They have marie no statements. It was assumed without confirmation that Secretary Johnson came here for a report on the progress made and to dcciiV 1 if additional sessions here were required. Now York Cotton NEW YORK. April 11—1:30 p.m. quotations: Some Democrats Favor Reduction In ERP Spending RT Douglas B. Cornell WASHINGTON, 'April 11. (lf> —A democrat stepped up today to sponsor a ten per cent fund cut as the House pushed toward a. showdown on the new European recovery program. That gave the campaign In the House for a cut a bi-partlsan tint. But backers of the second Installment on the Marshall plan Insist they have the votes to block any major slash. Rep. Preston (D-Oa) told reporters he is going to try for a reduction of around ten per cent, or about JoOO.000,000. Rep. Lewrcnce H. Smith (R-Wis) already had announced lie would attempt a similar cut. applied a little differently. And Rep. Taber (R-NY) said the program could stand a trimming of more than 20 per cent—something beyond |],000,000,000. There were similar efforts in the Senate to cut the »5,580,000,000 authorization but they failed. Even the House people who want to lower the amount say they favor aid to Western Europe for another 15 months. And many of those who arc against a bill of any size concede thev are going to get licked. Injury. The priest, Father Joseph 7,lm- mcramnn, 73, was preparing to enter the palm banked altar. When some of Iho parishioners complained tha church WHS cold, Wuchoiutorf volunteered to turn on Hie furnncn. A moment later tho church was In ruins. Miss Agnes Klcmak, rectory housekeeper, rmld she was Icavlnu for church when she hedrd (lie explosion and saw the walls crumble, the roof cave In. "I started putting In calls for doctors," she said. Attracted by the explosion, townsmen rushed to the church lo help with the rescue work. Screams of victims helped guide the rescuers to the Injured. Among the first on tho scene was Dr. A. P. Reding whoso mother, Mrs. Pelei r Reding, was among those killed. Joined by Dr. W. E. Hclb, he gave first aid to the Injured. Both mnde K house-to-hosuo canvass later to make nure none .of the Injured had E<?nc untreated lo their homes. Those killed, besides Mrs. Reding, were Mr and Mrs. John Marso, Mrs. George Hlttner and Mrs. Philip Luke, all of Marlon, and Charles McGlnnls of nearby Monroe. All were In their OOs or IDs. The injured were laken to nearby Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton hospitals. A special morey trnln was sent from Mitchell by the Milwaukee Railway to carry some of the Injured to the Mitchell Hospital. Private cars and ambulances from other cities were used to trAnsport the olhcrs. Despite a broken rib and other Injuries, Falher Zlmiuormaun helped direct resue work. Marion is In eastern South Dakota, about 40 miles from Sioux Falls. City's Inaugural Plans Announced New Mayor to Take Helm Tuesday Night Following Ceremony- Plaim for Iniuigurntlon ceremonies in the City Hall tomorrow at 8 p.m., when Doyle Henderson will form- nlly lake over th duties of mayor KUcceedlUK F,, R. Jackson, who Is completing hln fourth term, \vcrc announced today by A. P. Dlclalch chairman of a special citl/cnn' coin- Open High Low Last Mar. (1950) . 2W5 2855 2843 2853 Mny . 3214 3253 3243 3250 . 3153 3168 3153 3167 . 2885 2893 2884 2890 July . Oct. . Dec. . 2858 2886 2857 28«4 New York Stocks 1:30 P.M. Quotations) Am. T & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda 30 1-4 Beth Steel 307-8 Chrysler 51 3-4 John Deere 34 1-4 Gen. Electric 31 1-8 Gen. Motors 58 7-8 Int. Hnrvesler 34 Mont. Ward 283-4 Lockheed Co. National Distillers J. C. Penney Radio Republic Steel .... Socony-Vacuum . Standard Oil N. J. Stitdebaker Texas co U. S. Steel 21 1-Z 18 !-4 46 12 5-8 23 3-8 16 1-2 68 7-8 18 3-4 54 72 7-8 Southern Pacific 43 1-: Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. A little cooler tonight. Missouri forecast: Light rain ending northwest this afternoon and east and south tonight except southeast Tuesday morning; clearing northwest tonight and cast and south Tuesday; cooler extreme northwest tonight; warncr Tuesday. Minimum this morning—52. Maximum yesterday—73. Minimum Sunday morning—50. Maximum Saturday—64. Sunset today—6:29. Sunrise tomorrow—5:32. Precipitation 48 hours to t a.m. today—.24. Tolal since Jon. 1—21.68. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—62.5. Normal mean for April—61. This Hate Last Year Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—68. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -18.54. War Memorial Fund Campaign Gets Under Way Solicitation for the Mississippi County Memorial Association. Inc., got underway today, and before noo7l 483 wns nildeil to the $3.14.50 advance contributions, according to Curtis J. Little, president of the Association. Advance solicitations included $109.50 from Yarbro. and $225 from organizations In Blythevllle. An additional $5 from J. Wlllord wns reported from Yarbro. and an $81 report was mnde by Box Elder Community. Contributions from Box Hldcr Included $10 from Jzera Dnvls; J5 each from Don Brewer, J. C. Rauls. C. C. Grabble, Norman Hauls; $2 each from J. W. Osbornc, Elvln Buck, Homer Buck. Homer Hicks, Clyde Mctcay, Bruce Gas'lon. Gene Mctcalf, W. E. Crafton, Bryant Osborne, nnd A. L. Flccman; and $1 each from W. O. SaRcon, M. A. Hqn- ncll, Maurice Joliff. Johnny Cudc. H. Hill, Farmer Hicks. Frank West- moron, Lee Appcrson. Charles Buca. Curt R. Hicks. Hershcl Bucn. K, Slkca, Clarence Znchory. V. J. Han- ncrs. C. B. NIcI. J. D. Tlnslcy, and Parker Osbornc; S2.50 from n. H. Buck, and T. H. Redmond, $1.50 from Allen Holt, and 50 cents from Q. J. Stubs. Assignments for solicitation In Blytheville were made to Robert Porter, Broadway lo Sixth Street; E. A. Rice, Broadway to Second Street and the air base: W. J. Pollard. Second Street to Hays Store; E. H. Ford and W. A. Orlmmett, Hays Store cast: H. B. Shcppard. Division Street west to 20th Street and South 61 Highway; Rosco Crnf- ton, Industrial firms; T. P. Bean, Norlh Highway 61; and C. J. Little, outlying communities. mltteo. H was disclosed, however, thai Mr. Henderson, former Mbslsslpp County assessor ami former Blylhc- vlllo municipal JuilBC, would take his oalh of office toilay as a more formality lo comply with provisions of an Arkansas Inw which require that mayors take Ihelr nathfl o office on tho Monday following the general city elections. Mr. Henderson won tho office In tlni election last 'l"uesday nnd wa certified by tho county election l»ard as the winner when the boar members met in Osccola to otflc lally check tho. returns form th elections conducted here nnd In Del Manila, Lflachyllle, Luxora, Joiner, nnd Kelser. -.'..- , ( Mr. Dietrich said this morning that a feature, of the Inaugural will be tlio presentation of a bouquet to Mrs. Henderson. Mrs. Henkdermu ETAOIN BHRD The Inaugural will follow a meeting of the present members of the City Council. Mayor nnd Mrs, K R. Jackson left today for a vacation In 'Hot Springs. Mayor Jackson said they mllilit also go to California to visit relatives. In the outgoing mayor's absence, Senior Alderman Jno. O. Mcltnney will act OR temporary mayor at the council meeting tomorrow night. He will preside until the new administration Is sworn in nnd takes over. This also will lie Mr. Mcllaney's last official fuuclion as an alderman. After representing the Second Ward for tho past 1(1 years, Mr. Mcllaney did not run for re-election this month. Nrvr Council Han Elglit Members Then the new council will be nriinnlzcd nnd conduct any new business which may be brought before It. One of the features of the change In administrations will be tho Increasing of the council membership from six tn eight members. The number of wards In Blythe- vile recently was increased from Ihrcc to four and two new councilmen were elected last Tuesday to serve In Inn Fourth Wnrd. They arc I,c.sllc Moore and J. Wilson Henry. Two new members of the council were elected. They arc Jlmmle Sanders, who will succeed Raleigh Sylvester In the First Ward, and W. C. Cntes. who will succeed John C. Mclinney In Hie Second Word. Mr. McITancy did not seek rc-elec- tlnn. In the Third Ward. L. a. Nash Senator Presses For Reduction in Spending Abroad Plant for Re-arming Europe Must Fit U.S. Economic Pattern By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, April 11. (AP)— Scnritor Connolly (D- Tcx.) said today Western Eu- ropcnn re-arming proposals must be fitted into the gen- critl pattern of foreign economic nnd domestic defense programs. In a statement Interacted as putting him on the sMo of those wlio think some reductions may be possible In oilier foclgn aid and military spending, Connally called for coordination of all the programs. "ThLi Is all one big undertaking and It outiht to bo arranged so that one doesn't hamper the other," the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman told reporters. Conually refused, however, to .predict publicly whether it will be ixwslblo to tuako savings In the proiwxcd recovery outlay or In mill- in y COH|S at home. This point was rained hopefully st week by members of Congress after Dr. Edwin O. Nourse, presidential economic adviser, made re- nnrk.i Interpreted ax indicating he opposes Rny Increase In President r nnm«n'» $41,000,000,000 budget to nuet foreign arms oosls. To Bind lo Senate Separately Mr. Trnmun said the proposal to furnish military supplies to other countries would bo sent to Congress as a separate item. He left some doubt, however, whether other cost* could bo trimmed to meet the expected »1,250,000,000 foreign arm* program now being discussed. It seems generally agreed th»t most of any U.S. arms Bid would be for the European ground forces, although air power would figure in It. Secretary o! the Army Royall, In testimony given March 1 .and released over the pnst week-end, taid that European leaders he had seen on a recent visit stressed "the importance of land forces for Europe . , . these nations are devotlns much the greater 1 part of their ra-; sources to their ground annlei." U.S. Troop« Wanted . Royall also reported, to the House Appropriations Committee, that Western European leaders were In* tensely interested in increasing th*. number of American troops In Europe, if possible. Saunter George (D-Oa), a foreign relations member, said he think* there can be some savings in the overall total for the foreign eco- nomlc, foreign arms aid and domestic defense programs. Senator Bridges (R-NH), an •?-.. proprlatlons committee member, ha*:' demanded to know whether" there arc plans to give Great Britain ISO B-29 bombers part of the rearmament proposal. Chairman Tydlngs (D-Md) of the Senate Armed Services Committee 1ms promised to try to find out thl» week whether there is any truth in these reports. Bridges and other aproprlation* members Joined In predicting that European recovery costs will be cut when bills providing the actual money to carry out this program are passed by Congress. wns re-elected and will take his oath for his first full term as a member of the council. He was ap- polnlcd last year to fill an unex- plrcd term. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May .. 219'i, 221U 21fl"i 220H-y. July ,. aio.'i 3ia aio'.i BlythcYillc Realty Deal Affirmed in Part by Arkansas Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK. April 11. (API — The Arkansas Supreme Court today affirmed in part and reversed in pnrl n Mississippi Chancery Court decree Involving sale by T. H. Van Blblrer lo Alvln Hardy of a building In Blythevllle. The high court held that Hardy was entitled to a $3,000 breach of warranty Judgment entered by the lower court. But it also held that Van Bibber should be allowed to foreclose n morlgage on the building unless the $1,000 balance due on the purchase price be paid Immediately. It also affirmed that part of the lower court decree holding that Tom Little, real estate dealer, had correctly represented all facts tw the transaction known to him. Red Cross Drive Donations Reach Total of $9,728 Contributions for the 1949 fund campaign being conducted by the Chlckasawba District Chapter of the American Red Crass .today reached $9.728.09, according to the chairman. Jack Finley Robinson. Mr. Robinson said that $8.063.14 ot the funds had been solicited in Blylhevillc. under the direction of W. P. Pryor, and that the other funds were from outlying districts, totaling $3,664.95. This solicitation is being conducted by William Wy.itt of Number Nine. Funds were received today from the Biytlievlllc Army Air Base, where Howard DeSplinter, chairman, reported a total of $43 collected Other reports Included a partial report from the West End Business District of $135.'!5. Ous Ebcrdt, Charles Henley, Barney Crook, and Jack Thro directed tho solicitation In this area. Hermon Carlton, chairman of solicitation for the Industrial section turned in S225.27.. There has been no Indication as to how long the drive will continue. It was scheduled lo close March 31, but less than half of the »13,743 quota had been reached at that time, and the drive was extended Indefinitely. Building Sold In 1945 The building Involved In this case is at 113 East Main ar.d houses the Alvin Hardy Furniture Co. on the street floor and the Peabody Hotc-1 on the second story. At one time, it wns the Post Office building. This building wns sold In July, 1945, and the purchase price at that time was £20,000, Two Men Under Arrest After Firing on Officer CLINTON, Ark., April 11. «P) — Two men have been charged with asmult to kill City Marshal Haskell Sitton. They are Luther McClure, 50, and Wtsley Hunt, 35, both of Clinton. Both were released under bonds of $2,000 each. Sitton, «, was hit by two shotgun blasts fired into his home her* about ! a.m. Saturday. Be WM not injured serlou&l/. i "