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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 96 Blytheville Dally Ntm BlytheviUe Courier Blythertlfc Hermld Mlstisslppl Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AM) SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1949 TEN PAGES Aldermen Make Investigation of Sewers, Drainage A field investigation by six aldermen yesterday afternoon resulted in their concurrence that Blytheville needs | a new sewage system and plans for alleviation of a trouble spot in the drainage situation in the North part of the city. The aldermen, accompanied b yf I two owners of property In the sec- I lion Inspected, investigated com- I plaints of odors from a drainage I dilch along Cotton Belt right-of- 1 way and another along Moultrie Drive. Complaints filed at Tuesday I night's City Council meeting led to the field trip. One complaint stated that refuse from a slaughter pen and outdoor toilets was result- 1 ing disagreeable odors from the ditch along the railroad tracks. An Inspection of the slaughter I house, however, found It clean and I odorless. There were, however, a I number of outdoor toilets on or | near the ditch. The aldermen said ihey could [ not conform with a request to force I removal of the outdoor toilets be- I cause there were no sewer lines 1 In that area to which Indoor plumb| Ing could be connected. To Open Ditch They made plans to have the r Anli-Depres$ion r Bill to Be Offered Legislation Planned To Boost U.S. Output Of Goods, Services ditch, about a half mile in length, I cleaned. one point along the Moultrie e ditch, the aldermen found I It had been dammed-up by residents who didn't want water draining past their new homes. They I pointed out that this was Illegal. I since the ditch was city property. Blocking of the ditch was forcing I water to back up on property own- by Logan Moultrie 'near U.S. I Highway 61. Another portion of I this ditch was found to have become ] filed and blocked by weed growth. The aldermen planned the follow- I Ing steps to alleviate this sltua- I tion: First, the dammed-up will be op| ened by city workers. Engineer to Make Survey Second, W. D. Cobb, an engineer, I will be asked to recommend the J easiest and most economical way [ to drain this area. Third. Moultrie Drive ditch will I b« clean^g and opened, throughout 1 its length or a new ditch will be I cut on Ninth Street to drain the | Moultrie ditch into .the . larger one ^••the CoHTO-Bslt tr«e!-:s<-». ..-T The dittii along Moultrie Drive I itlso Is .ilcheduled for improvement oh a split-cost basis between the I city .Mid residents of that area as I it i:an be worked out. Johnny Marr. I realtor who accompanied the alder- I mm yesterday, agreed to contact fhe residents to determine If they purchaes tile If the city will ETslall it. After the field trip, the aldermen I agreed that Blytheville needs complete new sewage system to replace the present inadequate set- I up In which storm and sanitary [sewers overlapped and neither func- 1 tions properly. Aldermen who made the Inspection were Jodie L. Nabers, W. C. Gates. L. G. Nash, Harry Taylor, J. Wilson Henry and Leslie Moore. WASHINGTON, July 15-W— Legislation designed to boost America's output of goods and services to President Truman's goal of $300,000,000,000 annually is ready for introduction in the Senate today. "It goes right down the line on the President's anti-depression pro- one of the sponsors Is not waiting for gram," said of the bill. Mr. Truman Congress to get the ball rolling on the new program, which still Is drawing heavy fire from some lawmakers. At his news conference yesterday the President announced plans to step up federal buying and construction In areas hardest hit by the business slump. Mr. Truman announced he had instructed John B. Steelman, presidential assistant, to assume full responsibility for the program in these areas. Mr. Truman asked members of the cabinet and the heads of various governmental agencies to work with Sfeelman. Mr. Truman said the program will not require public works funcis beyond those already Approved or proposed. Jobless Fund Proposed One of the provisions In the Senate bill would set up a J2.000- 000,000 unemployment emergency reserve fund for use by the President in fighting Joblessness. Another section would authorize advance planning of $30,000.000.000 worth of non-federal, public works projects to cushion the blow of a pJi-ilbit: ciepr&iion. That's double the planning program the sponsors had in mind originally. The bill, fashioned to carry out the new economic program Mr. Truman sent to Congress last Monday. L probably will be sponsored by . bout lo Senators, nearly all of them Democ.-aU. The group completed the eleventh and final draft yesterday. There appears to be little chance that Congress, anxious to go home, will take any action on the bill at this session. Secrecy Shields Mystery Meeting Of U.S. Leaders Top-Ranking Officials Meet with President; Atomic Talks Seen WASHINGTON, July 15. (/P>—A White House shield of secrecy today threw a tight cover over a uper-mysterfous conference which brought President Truman together with top military, atomic, diplomatic and Congressional leaders. For two hours and 33 minules these men—the list was Impressive —were together behind closed doors ast night in historic Blair House, the President's temporary home. There was no announcement whatever of what went on. However, the identity of the participants pointed strongly toward some development in the atomic weapons field on an international level. The New York Times said the meeting dealt with the question of giving to Great Britain technical Informalion on the production of atomic bombs. It was learned later, however, the newspaper added, that no decisions were made during the session unless Ihe President came to some determination that he did not disclose Any decision to give Information to Britain would require an act o Congress before it could be carriec out. Present law forbids disclosure of atomic information to other countries. The 16 men who were closete- with Mr. Truman were singularly closemouthed as they left. Wlva ittle they did reply to reporters* questions could be summed up: "If anything is going to be sale .lie President will say it." Mr. Truman wasn't talking. Theri was no sign that lie would later. The conference, staged agains the dual backdrops of (a) the sharp 3/yf/ievi//e Rotarians Hear English Farm Girl Senate debate on the Atlantic Pac and arms-for-Euio[ie and (b) a Congressional hearing into charge of mismanagement of the atom! energy program, threw open th doors to wide areas of speculation This was true because of the se crecy that surrounded everything even though it could be that iioth ing sensational was involved. Here's the list of those at th President Signs Housing Bill and Asks Action Soon WASHINGTON. July 15. (AP) — President Truman signed the long- range housing bill today and said it must be put into operation quickly. The President called in more than a score of sjionsor.s of the legislation for the signing ceremony. Passage of the bill by Congress las| week gave Mr. Truman his first conference with the President: Vice President Hartley, Sccreta of State Acheson, Secretary of De fense Johnson, General Dwight D Eisenhower, who has been presici ing as chairman of the joint mil! tary chiefs of staff; House Speake Rayburn or Texas; Chairman Con nally (D-Tex) of the Senate For eign Relations Committee; Cha SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS The United States held a num- wr of iiirpri.se* for Miss Ann Lus- ombe, English girl who Is visiting Arkansas, ts * representative of the 'oung Farmer's Club of England. The attractive English girl told nembers oi the Blytheville Rotary ~!lub yesterday that she was sur- irised to find so many houses built if wood. "Al of ours are of stone. But then r e don't have as much timber as ou," she commented. She said she was surprised to ind rice growing In Arkansas. "I'd Iways associated rice with China nd India. I had no idea I would Ind it growing in the United stales." Miss Luscombe Is visiting on the arm of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bilbrey, Brents of Mississippi County igent, Keith Bilbrey, In Imboden in vawrence County. She told the Rotarians of the work of the Young Farmers Club, an orsraniatlon similar to Amerca's 4-H clubs, and English farm- p practices. Her father owns a farm in Wood- eigh Village in the southern sec:or of Devon County. iihe said no cotton or corn was found in England but various small grains were grown and that the irincipai source of farm income n Devon conies from South Devon aeef cattle. Mr. Bilbrey who was largely responsible for bringing Miss Lus- cornbc to Blythevlle yesterday on non-scheduled trip, introduced her to the club. Rotary President Noble Gil complimented past president Alvin Huffman, Jr., oil his work as pres- dent of the club and presented htm with the past president's button. Dale S- Briggs and H. A. Haines were inducted as new members. Guests Included Miss Buttrme Jaggers. Edward Chandler, R. W. Nichols and Fred Smith, of ' Osceola. State Police Officer Wins Promotion deal" Senate to Vote On Atlantic | Pact Thursday WASHINGTON, July 15. <APl — | The Senate agreed today to vote , 3 p.m. CST next Thursday on the | North Atlantic Security Treaty. Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democi.itic leader, obtained the I agreement. Senator Donnell <R- Mo). representing opponents, objected when Lucas sough: an ear- 1 Her vot»-. late leaders are confident the *• will be approved. Their pi-ob- I lem hns been to ?cl the debate shut I off and t; J k(- a ballot. _. . . _ . Democratic leaders looted with Bond IS Forfeited flat, disapproval on a Republican I plan to extend the Monroe Doc- Russell Gill forfeited a S35.25 iriue to Wc.stei n Europe as a s-ib- \ cash bond In Municipal Court this I stitute lor the pact. \ morning on a charge of driving They said they were confident the ; while under the influence of liquor. J pioi>csal— offered by Senator.--- Taft I of Ohio and Flanders of Vermont | C^-.!- A nnc —will be put into cold storage In I JWVU"OI«a tins sc.s:-.ion of Congress. 1 CHICAGO, July President Truman \va.s asked . quotations: | ab.-)lil it at his news conference yes- I i.eirtay. He sak! lie had no comment , July on anything S-nator Taft had to N'ov I say on Ihe subject. Mr. Truman dirt Dec | say Ihe Atlantic pact should be ap- Mar proved without reservations. man Tydings (D-Mrt) of the Senate Armed Sen-ices Committeee; Chairman McMahon (D-Conn> of the Joint Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. Also Senator' Vandcnberg (R- Mich), Republican foreign policy spokesman and member of both the foreign relations and Joint atomic committees: Senator Hickenloopcr (R-Iowa), a memb^ of both groups and author of the "incredible mismanagement" charges against the Atomic Energy Commission (AEG); Rep. Durham (D-NC), vice chairman of the joint committee, and Rep. Cole (R-NY) ranking OOP House member on the committee. Chairman David E. Lilienthal of the AEC: Joseph Volpe, Jr., AEC general counsel, and two unidentified men. Tom Smalley. who has .served highway, patrolman Ipr.' Police Department In County for the past two been promoted to criminal^ gator with the State Police for this district. It was announced today. Officer Smalley said this morni: that he has been assigned as r- j plain clothes investigator 'for Mis .ull is Reported n PolioOutbreak Whole Day Passes Without Single New Case Being Listed For the second time this week hours has passed without a :w case of jjollomelytts being re- orted In Mississippi County. Dur- :ig the first five days of this ,-eek 14 new cases were reported, lowever, six of which had been iagnosed previously but unreport- d to health authorities. The total for th' county this •ear stands at 82. Dr. Carl E. Duffy, professor of >acterlology and parasltology, at he University of Arkansas' medical school in Little Rock; Nell }rowe, a student assistant; and ilrs. Annabel Fill, North Mtssl * sisslppl. Cross and Crittenden Coun ties with headquarters In Blythe ville. He has just returned from Jones boro where he received special train ing under Wyatt Patrick, crimina investigator for Cralghead County. The promotion of Officer Smalle leaves Mississippi County with onl one highway patrolman, George Ir win. but Officer Smalley said tha It was his understanding that tw additional patrolmen will be assigned to this county In the near future. niiijoi victory in his "fair legislative program. In a statement. Mr. Truman said the measure -equips Ihe federal government, for the first time, with effective means for aiding cities In the vital task of clearing slums and rebuilding blighted areas." He said he is submitting to Con- •rei.s '•immediately" a request for additional appropriations necessary to finance the program this year. To Rebuild Hospital LITTLE ROCK, July 15. (AP) — The Arkansas State Hospital board was to hear proposals for rebuilding the institution at a iiere meeting today. New York Stocks Weather 15—uT'i—Soybean ! Radio | Socony High Low Close 253'1- 249'.^. 252'i 216 213-?; Slo 3 ! 215 213 214'. 212 21111 212 Closing Quotations- AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Deth Steel Chrysler ]., Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Vacuum .. Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp J. C. Penney Co. U S Steel 141 1-4 70 28 1-4 26 3-8 49 140 3G 3-4 59 1-8 52 1-8 10 1-8 25 7-8 18 7-8 19 10 3-8 15 1-8 20 1-8 66 1-2 54 3-8 I 3-4 3 Men Questioned In Gambling Robbery TRENTON, Tenn., July 15—(A 1 )— Three men were under qtiestionin here torlay in connection with th robbery of more than $1,000 from about 20 gamblers near Milan, Sheriff Brown Parker said. No charges have been placed a gainst the men, and Parker said has disclaimed any knowledge the Wednesday night robbery. The are listed as Cleo Vaughn, 24, an Marion Wishart Haun, 28. both ar rested yesterday at West Memphf Ark., and Thomas combs, 33, arrest cd in Memphis. Mine Blast Kills 75 OVIEDO, Spain, July 15. I An explosion In a coal mine nca here yesterday cost at least 1 lives. Six other miners were has pitalb.ed with serious injuries. Highway Official Dies NASHVILLE. Ark.. July IS. M> Funeral services were planned hei this afternoon for Lawrence Hon eycutt. 59, member of the Arkan sas Highway Commission, who die yesterday. Governor McMatli. who appoin cd Honcycutt to the commlsslo 22 1-4 I said at Little Rock he would atte Mlsfi Ann Luscombe 'Big Three' Steel Producers Accept Truman's Truce Plan To Avert Immediate Walkout 60-Day Delay Won for Study Of Pay Dispute Nation's Largest Steel Mills Bank Furnaces as Strike Deadline Hears PITTSBURGH, July 15. W-Openllons in the nation's largest steel mills ground slow toward a halt today BE the hour nearcd for & midnight strike deadline set by the ClO-Unlted Steelworkers. However, production will not be stopped entirely as a result of today's developments. + All furnaces in the far-flung empire of U.S. Steel were scheduled to he out of production by 6 p.m. A spokesman for U.S. Steel said full production—in the event there is no strike—will not be possible again for about two weeks. He said that ustiable metal would not be produced by banked furnaces for at least three or four days. Carnegie-Illinois Steel, biggest U. S. Steel producing subsidiary, also closed its mammoth coke by-products plant at nearby Clarion. A company official, said thai coke supply in the mills, generally Is adequate for operations necessary to get the mills back to production. Hundreds of mill workers in this steel-producing capital had already received lay-off notices, and others were scheduled to receive them on! ght. >"£lif~— 'Itamf -TTSlts were part of research being conducted by Dr. 3uffy and Mr. Crowe In an effort :o determine how polio Is spread Soil and stool specimens from each of the homes were obtained for study. Exprrtl Complete Surrey The University of Arkansas men completed collection of Information and specimens from this county loday, and left before noon for Oreen County to continue the research work. Two children, both from Tomato community, were returned yesterday from the University Hospital Eddie Pearl Tillman, 6, and Wil Ham Slaughter, 11 months, were returned to then" homes. There has been no report to health officials here, however. Indicating whether • not there Is any paralysis. A third Tomato child to be returned Is Donnle Dunham. 19 months, who was returned earlier this week. In this case there is still some weakness In his right leg. Luclnda Brown, 47 year old Negro Woman from Blytheville, was returned to her home yesterday from the University Hospital. Her condition was at first reported as very serious. Howevr. she can wnlk now, with assistance. Hlh Death for Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. July 15. f/T>— Polio claimed its Hth life of the year in Arkan is last night. The victim was four-year-old Joe Pnsfclo of Walnut Ridge, who died in a Little Hock hospital. The latest State Health Department computation placed the total number of cases this year at 284. Hospitals here are prepared to double facilities for treatment of acute jrallo cases If It becomes necessary. John Rowland, chairman of a state subcommittee on Polio Hospital Facilities, said that last night there were 95 cases In acute wards which have a total capacity of 109 beds. Rowland said St. Vincent's Infirmary would open an additional ward today adding 25 beds; Arkansas Baptist Hrrpltal has arranged for .stand hv facilities which Sre J'OMO on Pxft 1* 12 X-ray Clinics To Be Conducted Mobile Equipment To Visit Missco Towns During August Clerks and clinic workers for Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association's x-ray survey to start August 1, are being obtained this week by Mrs. C- G. Redman. The clinics, to be set up in 12 towns In Mississippi County, are operated by the State Health Department, after they are set up bj the tuberculosis association. The mobile unit will not be op "'"ted In either Blytheville. or Os .Jib..since clinics .were. cfinducte< jj)oth cities earlier this year. How ver, Mrs. Redman said that those who failed to have chest x-ray made when the clinics were here, could visit the clinics in any of the communities where they are to 1« set up. Educational information relative to the clinics has been distributed at Dyess, Whltton, Stillman, Birdsong, Chelford, Oosncll, Huffman, Joiner, Burtlette, Luxora. Shawnee, Bas-sett, and Osceola Ihls week, setting out the dates for the clinics to be In the various communities, and working out schedules for various sections of the communities. P. T. A. Units Assisting In several of the towns the parent- teachers group are providing the clerks for the clinics and arc working with Mrs. Redman In getting its community to participate in the muss survey. The state Health Department has within the past few years adopted program which avails a mobile unit U) every section of the state, at least every five year, and In most cases, each year, so that tuberculosis may be checked in its earliest stages, before any of the actual symptoms can be recognized by the victims. The miniature films pick up any chest abnormalities, and only those showing some positive disturbance require large x-rays. Britain to Seek U.S. Trade Pact Multi-Million Dollar Plan Sought to Help Solve Financial Crisis LONDON, July 15. (AP)—Britain ind her dominltlons may ask the United Stales to join them In a two-way multi-million dollar trade pact to help solve the world dol- nr crisis. Highly qualified Informants said :oday tills is the approach most favored by Britain for the long term solution of her shortage of dollars. The whole Idea, they strewed. is far from complete. Finance ministers of eight commonwealth countries who were- In session here today are studying this approach. It has, been considered at least Informally by American anil British treasury chiefs— John W. Snyder and Sir Stafford Crlpps—at their recent talks. The informant.-; said the British plan, broadly, Is to get the United States: To support the principle of fixing world prices for such raw materials—produced In the empire—as wool, lln, rubber and cocoa. To agree to buy fixed quantities of these thing.? from the dominions and colonies over a set period. To Stabllrie Dollar Flow This, the Informants said, would assure the ' commonwealth of stable dollar flow and would enable Britain and her partners to go on buying large quantities of American raw materials such u tobacco and cotton. The British hope the trade pact proposal will be approved, at least In substance, by the conference of dominion finance ministers now going on. By Harold W. Ward WASHINGTON, July 15.— (AP)—Tho steel industry's giants bowed to President Truman's insistence today and accepted his plan for dealing with their labor dispute. Since the million-member CIO United Steel Workers already had accepted it, the action of tiie "Big Three" producers headed off for at least 60 days a strike scheduled to begin in some plants at mid- Man Who Would Kill Governor Is Arrested LITTLE ROCK. July 15—W;—A former State Hospital patient who said he had come to Little Rock armed with a revolver, to "get" Governor McMath, was in Jail today. He was arrested late last night at a downtown bus station. He offered no resistance but officers reported finding a .38 calibre revolver, fully loaded, and a quantity of ammunition In a handbag he carried. The man was said to have called the governor's office several times yesterday, threatening the governor because, he said, he and his family were suffering of polio and that "political pressure" prevented them from receiving hospitalizatlon. A check revealed no member of the family had been .stricken with polio. Tractor Turns Over and Farm Youth is Killed Curtis Ray Franks, 14, was kllle<! this morning, when a tractor on which he was riding with his father, Howard Franks, about 36 overturned and pinned the boy's body beneath the wreckage. The elder Mr. Franks, who is being treated today at Walls Hospital w.is able to push the tractor off tin boy's budy and secure help. The boy was rushed to Walls Hosplta but died shortly after admitted at 9:30 a.m. It Is reported that both father and son were on the tractor, anc attempted to make a turn ofl road to a ditch bank when the accident happened. They were work near their home, two and a half miles west off US. Highway 61 on Barker Road near tho Dogwood community. The boy reportedly died fron chest injuries. The father apparently is suffering from shock anc strain, caused by his efforts to move the tractor off his son. Funeral arrangements are In complete. The body Is at Cobb Funeral Home. The soy was born near Steele Mo., but had lived here most of hi. life. His parents; a ststcr, Barbara and a brother, Eddie Franks, sur vive him. Veteran Newsman Dies OKLAHOMA CITV. July 15. Ml— Walter Morrow. 54, wldely-know newspaperman, died last night o a heart ailment. Most of the smaller companies already had agreed to Mr. Truman's proposal—that he appoint a three- member board to Investigate the wage-pension dispute and make recommendations for a settlement while, meantime, work continues for 60 days. The big three—U.S. steel. Bethle- em and Republic—rejected this lea when Mr. Truman advanced It Tuesday. Their stand was that he hould act under the Taft-HftrNey aw. That law provides for fact- nding boards but says the boards hall not make recommendations. In the face of White House pres- ure, they gave v;i today—first Be- hlehcm. the no. 2 producer; then Republic, no. 3 and finally. "Big teel" Itself, the U.S. Steel Corporation. All emphasized that they would not be bound by the board's reco- nmendations. Mr. Truman had not isked that they .or the union, bind hemselves to take the board's pro- X)sals. U.S. Steel already had banked some furnaces and given outward evidences of a willingness to take strike, if necessary, when It 'Inally announced at I p.m. that t would go along with the Pfett- dent'.s plan. Sends Telegram to Truman In a telegram to Mr. Truman, Jenjamln p. Fafrless, president of F.S. Steel, said his company still mcstlonctl t li e propriety of Mr. Truman's proposal since It was not 'aken under the Taft-Hartley act. "We feel we are being compelled to follow in order to avoid a strike," Falrless declared. But. he said: "We do not wish, If It c an possibly be avoided, to have our production of steel stopped, nnd our employes deprived of the opportunity to work 'or the next 60 days under terms of our present labor contracts, with attendant hardship to the commun- tles In which they reside." Many of the smaller steel companies already hod taken up the president's proposal. One of the bigger ones—YOUIIBS- town Sheet and Tube Co.—announced its acceptance about, the same time a.s Bethlehem. It, too, emphasized that It would not be bound by the board's recommendations. Inland Steel Company went along with Youngstown. Clarence B. Randall. Inland president, wired Chlng Die company will accept MI t also emphasized It will not be bound by the findings. John Jeneske, International representative for he USW in tiic area said he be- levcs this "will be acceptable" but waited word from USW President 'lilllp Murray before committing the union definitely not to strike. Refused to Modify Flan U.S steel, which hud asked the President to modify his plan, got a flat refusal from Mr. Truman. Cyrus S. Chin?, under Instructions of the President, called President Benjamin F. Falrlwa of the U.S. Steel Corp. early this morn- and informed him that Fair- lew's request for a fact-finding board v.-ithout power to recommend settlement could not be granted. China: Is director of the U.S. Conciliation Service. The s'eclworkers union agreed lo accept it and hold off a strike at Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy I afternoon, tonight and Satur- ' Scattered afternoon thundcr- ' showers. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Saturday except for a few local thundershowers extreme southeast tonight. Little change in temperature. Minimum this mornlns— 11. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset today—7:13. Sunrise, tomorrow—4:59, Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3293. Mean temperature imldway between high and low) -81.5. Normal mean for July—81.5. This Date L»l Year Maximum this morning—75. Maximum yesterday—92. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this date City's Street Widening Project to Bring Many Benefits Ptojr.m U,in 9 Periling M.t.r R«,« nuc , lo P«,mit Alhmole U.S. Hijh.o, 6) R,,,,,. Th,o us h B u ,in«» Section of Bl,.h«,illt, Council M«n,b.r Disclo,,,. By .\. A. PrcrlricXson Courier News Slaff Writer Widening of Fifth street between Walnut and Chickasawba was nearly complete today with the pouring of the last quarter block of concrete and present plans call for Chickasawba Avenue between Broadway I Fourth Streeti and Sixth lo be the next strip widened. Second Ward Alderman Jodie U Nabers, member of the City Councils Street Committee, said yesterday afternoon that widening of Fifth Street between Walnut nntl Main Streets Is scheduled to follow work on Chickasawba Avenue. Tho traffic signal at the intersection of Walnut »nd Fifth Streets was removed to permit moving of the power and telephone line p 'lex stop light Because was attached. moving of the "joint- use" poles—they are used Jointly by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co.—probably wil not permit re- installalion of the overhead signal, another type may be Installed. The city may Install the type of signal that Is mounted on »tan- dards. similar to the Main Street lights, Mr Nabers said. Provides Alternate Trunk t.in« After Fifth Street lias been widened between Walnut and Main, the street Improvement work will move to Ash Street. Tills will be widened to Division Street. With Ash, Fifth and Chickasawba widened an additional five feet on each side, a thoroughfare will carry truf- I|A U* 1. 1_» • , I •—-•--* «"uo","l<- >n<>, Vl> IIJllnl-.llMlne parKl 'to »hich a cable supporting the] fie virtually through the heart of j few months, the city, Mr. Nabers pointed out. Such traffic would be able to leave South Highway 61, for example, at Ash and pass over widened streets via Fifth and Chickasawba and pick up North Highway 81 at Chickasawba and Sixth. This will give motorists an ilter- nate route through Blylhevi!le'« business district where as they now pass only through a portion of the residential section. Walnut Street also is scheduled lo be widened as far west as Division (12th Streeti. Financing of the street widening project li to be done with parking meter receipts. About »U,000 now Is In the parking meter fund. H«lf of the meler revenue will go to p«y for the parking devices for the next ceipts will be available for itrcet, work. When Fifth Is widened between Walnut and Main, considerable business frontage will be converted Into street area. This frontage, however, is on city property because the »treet was dedicated 10 feet wider than It was constructed. Mr. Nabers has received a letter from the DlxlcOreyhound's office In Memphis stating that the bus line will pay a portion of the expense of widening Fifth In front of the bus depot here. The letter, from M. A. Cooper, assistant general traffic agent, said the bus line will participate In payment for widening the street to take In ah area 11 by 120 feet In front of the station. Mr. Cooper's letter'side of the streets the Greyhound line will provide for the widening will not exceed S344. It has been necessary thus far to remove two shade trees and three power and telephone line poles from the cast side of Fifth. While not confirmed, Iherc is a possibility these lines may be run underground Instead of overhead. One of the major difficulties of the street-widening project Is expected to be encounlerd on Ash Street. Here, a water main lies close to the surface that may have to be re-laid, Mr. Nabers Indicated. Few trs»s or line poles will have to be moved when Ash and Walnut are widened, he said. Most are situated near the sidewalks and not within the five-foot strips on either higher than the west side, a dro, of nearly 18 Indies now exists there II is planned to near curb level. lower the walk t . Mr. Nabers sale Tills would be done, he explained to preclude the possibility of any one—especially small children—fro: falling directly into thr street. The city has offered to lower driveway on this side of the stree as well cut a sloping terrace., i lawns adjoining the lowered side walk, Mr. Naber said. The sharp corners on the soul side of the intersection of Ftft and Chickasawba have been rounc ed off to facilitate turns and per mlt an easier flow of traffic. Serving with Mr. Nabers on th Street Committee are Second War Alderman W. O. Cates and First companies which accepted it. Mr. Truman asked a 60-day delay of strike plans while his board made its studies. The White House has made clear that Mr. Truman would go ahead with appointment of a board. Irrespective of what the "Big Three" steel companies decided. Eben Ayers. a presidential press aide, said today the board will be named "within a day or so." Tills statement suggested It may not be nameti until tomorrow although the White House said ycslerday it would be named today. There was no indication whether or not the possible delay meant that Mr Truman was finding difficulty in getting acceptances from the men he wants to serve on the board. - -- t. .,....,..-,, !»,*>*.,,,mi, *». ,,. vaiea iiiui r irst i -*"' stipulated, howevef, Out the »mount( Since Uw east side oi Kim ww Ward Alderman H»rry Taylor. IJly N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, July 15. (AP) Cotton future quotations: High low Close Oct 2938 29+S 2963- Dec v . 2*17 2937 2947 MA 2944 7929 2940 May 7930 2918 2'27 > 3873 3663 g.«e

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