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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLV—NO. 19 BlythevWe Dally New* Blythevllle Courier Blythevlllt Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1940 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE' CENTS Jmman Expects Support * r -i i D-II- ' s Deficit of Billion Dollars for Year Announcement Brings New Talk of Boost I* U.S. Income Tax By Francis M. le May WASHINGTON, April 14—</P)— President Truman indicated today h« expects the government will run a billion dollars In the red on this year's operations. In a news conference discussion, he sold a special $600,000,000 appropriation he has asked lor the eterans Administration will increase this fiscal year's deficit by that amount. That money was asked of Con- grew only last Monday. Prior to making it, Mr. Truman had estimated that government income fa the present fiscal year—ending July 1—would be $599,700.000 less than its spending. rS^The $600,000,000 was asked be- 'ifouse GI benefits, particularly unemployment payments, are costing more than was anticipated when thii year's budeet was drawn up. The House h«s approved the fund, but the Senate has not yet voted on it. The In-the-red prospect has already brought fresh talk among For Soybeans Harold T. Ohlendorf, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, today was Informed by George L. Pritchard of the Production and Marketing Administration In Washington that a support price would be set for soybeans produced In 1949. The support figure will be 90 per cent of parity, it was Indicated, bul Mr. Pritchard did not Indicate what parity figure would be agreed upon it was indicated that formal announcement of the support program for soybeans would be announced in Washington within a few days D. V. Maloch of Osceola.a county agent for South Mississippi County said the parity Index figure to be agreed upon probably would b that for March 15, which was »2,3 a bushel. Mr. Maloch said It was expecte< that the new parity price woul be near last year's price, which wa $2 a bushel. He said, however, that the exact figure would not be known until the made In Wash- Mississippi County louse Members Speed Action on Appropriations Funds for Defense Approved and Sent To the U.S. Senate Rewards for Heroes Pour In tax experts to do. in Congress of what By \Yllllam F. Arbognst WASHINGTON, April 14— W>>— The House was set today to run Its total money bills for this week over the $24.000,000,000 mark—then quit until April 25. A $7.576,886.231 appropriation bill financing 28 Independent federal agencies for the year starting July 1 was the main block in the path of the lawmakers' Easier recess. Vuca! ion-minded members appeared ready to shove It to the Senate \vllh the same spend which marked passage yesterday of a record peacetime $16,000.000,000 defense bill and a $535.800,000 emergency measure for veterans' education and unemployment benefits. Those bills went to the Senate, which acted last night on another, highly controversial, appropriation measure: a deficiency money bill - - which included $2.500.000 to let the the government agency would take | Tennessee Valley Authority start with reference to the support price buildinp a sleam plant for generating electricity. The bill to round out funds for a announcement Ington. Farmers in and other soybean producing areas have been particularly anxious for several days concerning the position Earthquake Kills Eight In Pacific Northwest; Buildings Damaged K Two top Democratic tax managers In the House said Congress "should have the courage to Increase taxes" if (he only alternative Is a government dificit. "It would be a disservice to the country," said Rep. Doughton CD- NO, "to return to deficit financing." Doughton, chairman of^tbe taxwrlting Ways and Means Committee, voiced hope a tax boost will not be necessary, however. Further Tai Cuts Talked "I fear we will put a bigger tax load on our economy that it will bt able to carry," he said. "I'm alarmed about it." At the same time a top Democratic leader, who asked that he not be quoted directly, told reporters A he believes it will b« extremely IpLlifflcult to pass anything like the $4.000,000,000 general tax Increase President Truman Is insisting on. Moreover, the threat of a tax cut— instead of an increase — developed in the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Edwin C. Johnson <D- Ci.'-i^ ,;.?wht therr to tl;-' r . • ,'iouM-ajijJroVedl oieoniai.f>"riie tax rcpfal bill an amendment' cutting excise taxes— on such things as fur coats, jewelry, luggage, light bulbs and.:communications-^to thrtr 1942 levels.- ;••.: Chairman George fD-Oa) esti- m»led iu oh a cut would reduce revenues hy $1,500,000.000. for Bean planting time Is here and. the support price is expected to have considerable bearing on the decision by farmers concerning their acreage to be planted to cotton and to beans this year. •1» */ *3 •>, Businessmen Show Caution $0,717 Ro/sed For Red Cross In N. Missco The fund campaign for the Chick- iisawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross moved closer toward the $13.743 goal today, with the total collections now showing $10.111.14. The collections were pushed over the $10.000 mark by additional con- tribunons from Sixth Street to Broadway Street and Ward III. The Sixth Street to Broadway Group • turned in additional $125. to put (he section $4.75 over the $350 quota Seorjrc Hubbard, Jr., was in charge of solicitation there. Mrs. Wade Jeffrie.';, chairman for solicitptioi- in Ward III reported ar additional $5 today. This is one of the five Blythcville sections to have exceed its quota. Workers for Ward III collection., Included: Mrs. Sanford G. Shelton Mrs. Alfred Vise. Mrs R. A. Porter Mrs. J. L. Verhoeff. Mrs. Dick J White. Mrs E. R. Jackson. Mrs. W T. Riinwrter. Mrs. H C. Lny.soi Mrs. W E Auten. Mrp. Jack Drokc Mis. W. D. Godwin, Mrs. Dul Briggs and Mrs. J. L. Thompson Jr. Federal Officials See Move to Eliminate Debts, Cut Inventories W A SHINGTON, April 14— ( /Pj — Businessmen seem to be fairly scrambling to cut down on inventories and get out of debt. Officials guessed today that the chief explanation for a record- breaking drop In business loans during 1 the first week of April could be stated like this: Scared of getting caught with large stocks of goods during a period of falling prices, many businessmen don'l \vant to horr*>rr f.o bv 45clc!*f chey are u,.ihg proceeds om current sales to pay off old ebts as last as possible. In any event, an unprecedented 127,000.000 plunge In business loans uring the week; ended April 6 dim- xeci a dowiislide that has ben go- g on since Christmas. Reports to the federal reserve card from banks (n major cities cross the country show the volume commercial, industrial and agri- ultural loans outstanding has topped $1,005,000,000 since last De- ember 22. Still, the total business loan vol- me in the week ended April 6 as $ 14,627,000,000 or *197,000,000 sove the level at the same time ear ago. Officials said It was apparent hat bxvinessmen are trying to void a repe"tion of a major event n the depression of the early 1930's: ic building up of stocks of goods liat couldn't be sold at going prices, lie calling of loans and consequent orced sales at sacrifice prices. Insofar as they prevent a recur- ence of that, it's all to the good, s officials see it here. The danger •ould be a panicky, unreasonable alt in buying that would bring vide spread factory closings, lay- ig off of workers, and R conse- uc nt cut i n consum er buy in g power. But Secretary of the Treasury inyder safd there is every reason to have, "confidence in the future," nd that he had seen signs of new upturn in business on recent rips to the Midwest and to New England. number of agencies In the fiscal year ending June 30, called for total expenditures of $538,453.473, It was passed by voice vote and sent to a conference committee to iron out differences with the House measure. Selective Service Left Out The independent offices bill before the Hoiise appeared headed for no such battling as that which the TVA steam plant encountered. But token amendment attempts were expected, aimed at <A) restoring some of the money cut by the appropriations committee from the Veterans' Administration and (B) denying any money to the Selective Service Office on the ground the draft law is not needed: The independent offices measure carries S5.U5.43I.940 for the VA nnd $1,090,120,397 for the Atomic Energy Commission. The 26 other agencies share the balance. The total is $734. 680.599 less than President Truman requested. The V A would suffer a $508,750.060 cut and the Atomic Commission would be cut $76.819.603. -The remainder of the slash would be shared by the other offices. The measure includes $237,000.000 construction of veter- At the rate of 100 per hour, letters are pouring In to the poslofflco at Los Angeles, containing money to reward the 50 to 60 men who lost the heart-breaking race with death In their attempt to rescue littlfl Kathy Fiscus. Here Mall Carrier nob Dodds dumps another batch 01 the desk of Postmaster Michael Fanning, to whom a committee whlcl is consolidating collections has asked the contributions to be atldressed <A1> Wirephoto.) ERP Showing Results In War on Communism (Daniel DC Luce has covered many of the most Important news storlc of the lust decade In Europe and Asia. Now. after a swing through der many, France and Scandinavia, he Is looking into EIU> results and pros pects. AP bureaus throughout Europe are collaborating In gathering ii formation. Tills is the first of DC Luce's EHP stories lor this newspapc Oklahoma Indian Trio /n Legislature Goes on Wcrnath in a Big Way OKt.AHOMA CITY. April H. —A cnunte of C'aoctaws and a Croc —i 1 ] 3 t h ITC members of I he Ok In homa IrqlKtoUirf—went on th warp, 1 th yestcrdny n gainst the nv (ion picture version of the Amor cnn Indian "\Vhcu modern movie inukors til of hoodlum piclnrc-mnkitig ft coridline the blood thirsty but un brave mnsppfi who love cheap tliri] rrs." said a '^.solution offered the Indians in the legislature. ' C^hnnse of scene portrays combat bcturrn white and Tndmi U's n brittle if the white man wins, a m??s.Tcre it the Indian is victorious " The aiiihor.s \vert Reu. James Dyer. Broken Bo\v; Rep. Bob Trent. Atokn. and Sen J Gladston Fiurry. Howe. Dyer ond Trent ore Chortaws. Etncry a Creek. OH* Dissenting Vote single major change* wns ans' hospitals despite the President's suggestion that tlie amount be cancelled. Not -. _ .. made in : the defense bill, which whizzed through the House by a 271 to l vote. Rep. Marctmtonlo (ALP-NY) wns the only members who opposed final passage. The bill carried $13,212.815,800 In cash and $2,636,301,000 in contract authority, a total of 5630,735,100 more than the President requested. The Air Force gets the largest slico, $6,215,709,(XX), to build toward a 10-group Air Force. The Army's share is $4,481,834,200 and the Nnvy's $5,018,873,600. Retirement pay and the National Security Resources Board share the remaining $192,100,- Others will follow from time to time.) By Daniel de Luce + PARIS, April 14—Wj—Men on the inside of the European recovery program claim it now has a, 40 to 60 per cent chance of long- range, success. A year ago, they saw only a 20 per cent chance. But they say their Seeling of cautious optimism Is growing. The European Recovery Program —ERP—lins, already cost the United States five billion dollars since it was tnrted April 3, 1948. The total cost may reach 17 billion dollars before the program Is completed in mid-1952. The payoff is for nothing less than tills: the peaceful evolution of diverse nations toward self-supporting European unity, which will foster economic well-being and virile democracy for all of them. More simply, the payoff might, with the impetus of the Atlantic treaty, be a kind of united states of Western Europe. Only a Gypsy fortune-teller could pretend to know now whether West- ooo. A move to add $300.000.000 for ern Europe ultimately reach naval aviation wns defeated. Passage of the bill was highlighted by the statement of Chairman Cannon (D-Mol of the ..ppropria- tions Committee that the Atlantic pact gave the United States bases from which to "pulverize every military center in Russia" if necessary. That job, he added, must be done in the first three, weeks of any war. And, he said, it would be land-based, long-range bombers, not naval aircraft, that would do It. tliis objective. The ERP. In nlmint n this direction, is strictly n Ramble But In sliorl-ranfte activities, the F.RP is less uncertain. Judged on factual results month hy month during Its brief life, the ERF Is accompolishlnp a good many of the urgent tasks which Its hackers claimed it would accompollsh. Some failures arc already chalkec up against the ERP. and other arc Impending. Bul contrasted wltli its Inability to do the impossible is its record of doing, or nearly doing, very difficult things. The ERP seems little understood. McMath Discusses Pension Proposals Iver Party Policy Some Leaders Wanf Consideration Shown For Thrifty Citizens By Jark !!<" WASHINGTON, April M. (/!')—A •lit nmniiK Senate Republican* ver whether their party should uinch an all-out attack on ent Truumn's Icglslulive program une lo Iho surface today. On one side, Senator Matono of leviuta repented lo a reporter wlmt lo said lie told a closed nu'i'ting of inny GOP senators jrslerdny; I don't Lhlnk the Republican Party lia.s any moro policy thnn R at. We're Just following tho Dem- ocraLs and have been ever since I've loon here. (Mulono wns elected in 046.) I'd like lo sec the Republican Party forget 'me loo' and slaud or RomclhlllK." On the other side was Senator Talt oi Ohio, chairman of Ihc GOI' wllcy committee. conllniied that lie told his collenrciies at Ihn meeting that the Republican Party will put itself In an "Int'efen.iUile" position with fhft votors I]' it fights enactment of all public welfare legislation. "If you deny the Republican Party's Interest in liie welfare of tho low Income iKople of this nation, (here soon won't bo any Republican Party." ho declared. Tuft's views were warmly applauded by Senator Tolicy (R-N1I1. one of ft group of 14 classed by Senator Morse (R-Ore) a-i "liberals" who tried earlier In the year to replace the Ohioan as chairman of the policy committee. "I could support him for president on the platform he laid clown," Tobcy Mid after the meeting. Scnalor BrlcKer, Tuft's Ohio colleague,' had some different Irtcns about GOP policy. "I tlilnk Ihc llciiubllcnn Parly might to begin to InnX at the cost of jfovrrnment." Urickrr declared. "It ought to represent lliat ureat segment of the Amerlrnn people who have saved sonic nicmey, nought scimc iiroperty arid are lie- pciuient on no one else lo support (htm." Brlcker said he argued to Ills colleagues that tills country catvt ' pr °P ert Y Losses May Reach ? ,o,000,000, Governor Soys By Call Fowler SEATTLE, April 14. (/!>)—Tho Pacific Northwest today counted eight ilcntliB and damage which may reach $10,000.000 In the wake of Its worst +recorded earthquake. Cashier Arrested w^Son gav""a "puJclyVnta- tlvo" damage figure for yesterday's violent shock. He said tho final count may range between $2,000,000 ami $10,000.000. This was based on reports to tho governor from the Red Cross,' the state patrol nnd other agencies. Tho cartlitnmko, at 11:55 a.m. PST (1:65 p.m. GST) yesterday, caused scores of Injuries. Frightened thousands fleed shaking buildings as the tremor lilt elites ranging from Vancouver and Vlcloria, II. O., In the north to the Salem area of Oregon In the south. Bclentisls rated the qi.ake of No, 8 intensity. No. 12 WQuld mean total destruction. Tho extent of the damage may not IKS known tor days. At least 75 buildings were partially or completely demolished In Seattle. Eight state buildings at Olympla, Washington's capital were damaged. llflUMfl Tumble Into Water A shower of bricks from cornlcci arid building facings caused num. erous injuries and damaged automobiles In tho streets. Chimneys toppled In mnny eltiej Memphis. Toim.. |K>ltce say David Prngur *alx>vc), conl company cashier, toM them he embezzled thou- Morals Charge Brings Fine And Jail Term Ormanrt Oelsen today fncod his second trial In connection with the iame case as a special jury was selected this morning n the Chlck- asawbn District of Mississippi County Circuit Court to try lilm on » charge of contributing to the de- Iqucncy of a minor. The stntc rested Its case shortly before noon and court wns recessed to reconvene at 1:30. Testimony wns heard this morning from the same witnesses called In the trial yesterday, Including the girl, her mother, arresting officers and » physlclnn. A jury yesterday afternoon returned a verdict of guilty to enticing a minor from its parents and Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould fined Oelsen $50 and sentenced him lo 90 days on the county farm. Both charges wo i filed at the same time following Oelsen's arrest and the prosecution wanted to try liitn on both at once. However, the court granted a defense motion for severance, allowing Oelsen to be cuss plans for the animal cnmporcc. tried on each charge separately. R- A. Porter, district chairman. sands of dollars to supiwrt his wife nnd child In Memphis, a wifo of three months on the west coast, and two basketball teams which ho sponsored. He was charged with embezzlement. (Ap Wlrephoto.) Memorial Fund Reaches $1,154 Nearly $4,000 Needed To Reach Goal and Provide Marker stand n permanent spending budget of $42,000,000,000 a year. Collections for tho Mississippi County Memorial Fund, today passed the $1,000 innrk, with only three dnys of the campaign to raise $5,- OOo for n memorial murker for heroes of World War I and II from Mississippi County, gone. and towns. Plate gloss shattered. Roadn sagged nnd buckled. Automobiles were doing rhumbas in th« streets. The quake dumped two .arnati, unoccupied houses on Fox island, near Tacomo, Wash., Into Pugd Sound. Red Cross and fitate. and federal agencies stood by today, ready to plunge In with aid. A Red Crou official said today not n single person h&d apgied In the S?at,tie arei .'or aid for'Injuries, but that Red Cross funds would ht,_ forthcoming to, rebuild homes' damaged by tht quake, on a basis of individual need. John Calkins, Red Cross field director, augmented his Headquarters at Olympla, where the need for housing was underscored by till evacuation of hotels and motels. Oov. Arthur B. Langllo at Olym- "Everyone Is going U> have tfl pilch In nnd do what he can." Olympla was especially hard hit The old capitol building and tht See QUAKE on Pare 10 N. Missco Scout Leaders toMeet To Plan Camporee District officers and commitlcc- mcn for the North Mississippi County District of the Boy Scouts of America were scheduled to meet tonight at the Chamber of Commerce office in the City Hall, to dis- MEMPHIS. April 14. t&)— Arkrn- s' governor says ''we can't do too much for the widows and orphans of deccn.sccl vctenms and the veterans who ave rii^dicftpped as the result of the war." However. Gov. Sidney McMath told an American Legion initiation ceremony here lost. night, the cmin- iry's economy won't stand a blanket pension program for all veterans- He said he was glad to .see Con- aress defeat the recent Rankln veterans bill because it meant- the veterans and their families would have had to pay for the plan. (1:30 P.M. Quotations) r "W YORK, April 14—1:30 p.m. ,V-t. (10)01 Ma^ July , on Dec Open High Low Lust 9B4" 2853 2844 2B50 3233 3286 3276 3285 3195 3205 3188 32C4 2?86 VM 2B82 2838 Am. r .v T Am. Tobacco Anaconda Beth Steel Chrysler National Distillers Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward Lockheed Co N. Y. Central J. C. Penney Radio Republic Stce! Socon> -Vacuum . Stnnria.d Oil N. J. Studebaker 145 1-4 65 3-4 30 1-8 30 1-8 50 1-4 18 1-8 37 57 1-8 24 1-2 53 21 3-8 11 1-2 45 1-2 12 3-4 23 1-4 16 1-2 70 7-8 18 1-8 Taxpayer Wins Income Tax Suit; State to Appeal LITTLE ROCK. April 14 I if} You still are entitled to exempt all of your federal income lax payments in paying slate income tax, Pul«Eki Chancellor Frank Dodsc .'aid tn effect yesterday. In ruling as unconstitutional a 1910 legislative act which eliminated this deduction, chancellor Dodge said the measure is in violation of the 19'h amendment to the Arkansas Constitution. He held that Ihe amendment provided tha t no Increase in property, excise, privilege or personal taxes could bo approved except by three-fourths' of the members ol each hous" of the general assembly, or by approval at an election. The measure was adopted by a 73-13 vote in the house. Seventy- five voles would have been a three- fonrihs majority. The ailing was made in a suit brought by Pratt O. Remmel, Little Rock insurance mnn, against the Arkansas revenue department. Attorneys for the revenue department indicated they would appea" to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Yet it is a miblfr whTCby Sec RESULTS on Page 5 Soybeans Tall Tales Grow Out of Big Quake; Tremors Dispute Professor's Words Texas U. S. Co 513-8 Steel 72 1-2 Pacific ... *2 3-8 Frisco Pays Taxes The tax collection division of Ihc office of Eherlfi William Berrymai ye.iterrtay issued receipts for a tola of }28,»1326 to the PriBco Line, covering (he IMS taxes assessed again.-!, the company's Lines In Mississippi County. The tax pay mcnt, was made by P. W. Carlock freight «?ent and yardmastcr lo 2863 2816 38S7 2815 l Sears, Roebuck. 37 5-8 | the oernpiny her*. Tay 111 v (F.O.B. CliicaRo) Open High Low Close 219'.- 222'i 219',i 222',',-% 21111 2H',i 211 213 : )i-214 rge separ; And since the remainder of the jury panel not selected to hear the yesterday's trial was present during the first trial, this group was disqualified from service as Jurors In today's trial. After each was questioned and found to have already formed opinions In the case, Judge Light excused them and ordered Sheriff William Berrymnn to select 25 talesmen for duly this morning. Oelscn Is charged wllh enticing a young Blythevllle girl to go to Missouri, where he Is accused ol having Joined her later. Bv Leonard Anderson SEATTLE, April H Wj — This was'nt earthquake country at 11:54 a.m. yesterday. But a minute later t was. And today the signs of the tremor arc in scores of Washington cities and towns. It Is not Just the No. 1 topic of conversation. It is almost the only topic on conversation. Men meeting on the streets of Seattle don't say 'hello' anymore. Instead they ask 'where were you when It hit?" There Is still some rubble In the streets of Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, all of which lay near the center of the shock. Many business places remained closed today and pedestrians walked gingerly around roped-off mounds of debris before damaged buildings In the wake of the quake—here are some of the stories being passed around: At Monmouth. Ore.. Dr. Joseph Santee, professor ol Social Science it Oregon College of education, was telling his class about California earthquakes. "Of course," said the professor, 'nothing like that ever happens here.' Mother earth immediately answered back. The lights began to sway. The building began to rock. The chairs In the southwest Washington city of Aberdeen, the shock sent all oc- cupanls of a downtown tavern bowling into the strecls-»all but two men playing the pinball machine They stayed on. When the other began to filter back In. the two were still standing at the machine. They were arguing warmlv over whlcl of .them made •!! register "tilt." began lo jump and students flat. knocked his State Senator Allan Carson was addresing the Oregon Slate Legislature In Salem. Ore. "This." he announced, referring t» a measure mrter consideration In the Senate 'is a earth-shaking bill." Two mln utes later the earth began to shake A former Associated Press corrcs pendent in Tokyo, R. D. Hennessy said In Portland, the quake "gav me a much heavier shaking than most of the 50 or more tremor I went through during my thre and a half years In Japan." An indirect casualty of the quak was Mrs. Florence Saunders, 61" of Tacoma. During the earthquake, dogs be came excited and howlsd and bark ed. One of them bit Mrs. S»under on both »nkle». aid today tlmt plans were being mde for the Ctunporce hero to be flay 6 and 7. Scoutmasters, assistant scoutmasters, and institutional represcn- ativcs were scheduled to meet with he district officers tonight. The second In a series of three raining sessions for scoutmasters nd 1 assistant scoutmasters will oe onductcd tomorrow night by Worth ). Holder, district commissioner. 'he series started inst Friday wllh he Instruction drlcclcd by Bob "jardner, and Elbcrt Johnson w r lll conduct the last phase of Scout tudy, a week from tomorrow night. This series deals with eight courses >f Scout work and haste training 'or scontcrs. Mr. Holder's Instruction will be concerned with troop anil patrol meetings. In connection with scouting work n this district, Mr. Porter also said :odny, that the first parents' mect- ng for a cub pack to be organized at the Air Bnr.e wns being p'nnncd Tor next week. The Institutional sackers of the pack will be tho Methodist Church and the pastor, the Rev. Lee Anderson. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Friday, partly cloudy and mild. Missouri forecast: Showers and thunderstorms extreme east and extreme north this afternoon; tonight; Friday fair colder extreme east. Minimum this morning—57. Maximum yesterday—80. Sunset today—6:31. Sunrise tomorrow—5:29. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—22.10. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—68.5. Normal mean for April—fil. This Date Last Year Minimum thir morning—16. Maximum yesterday—65. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Total collection.!, according to Curtis J. Little, president of the Mt s .s!.ssljjp! County Memorial Association, now stand at $1,154.50. Today contributions were reported from Joiner, tlio fifth community to report. Total collections there were $270. An additional $381.50 wns reported from the following Blylhevlllc solicitors: Rosco Craflon. Mr. Little. H. B. Sheppard, K. [I. Fi rri and Milton Bunch. J. W Miller \vi\s in charge of collections at Joiner. Contributions announced Included: (from Joiner) $25 each .from R. C. Drancli nnd E. B. Chiles, Sr.. $20 from J. n. \vltoon; Mo ench from Calvin Williams. J. W. Miller, Ben Butler Company, Friedman Store, and Wallnce Miller; $15 each from L. R Browder, Joiner Lumber and Hardware Company, and Bowdcn Brothers; and $5 each from J. C. Byrcl, Henry Hodge. E. B. Bell, Garland Trammel. Bobby Jone.s, W. B. Durkell, A. S. Catchlngs, Sam L. WeLss. Bowdcn and Tinsley. Joe Trror, Herman Odcn. Ella Harrison, Jrssc S. Evensky, Johnson's Drug store Trice Battle, J. F. Dickson. Joiner Mercantile Company. E. E. .Icnr.s. Ralph Grocery nnd Market .Hubert Seymou^and M. S. Sil- venstcln UhthrvHIc Contibutors Contributors from Blytheville were: niythevlllc Motor Company. Federal Comprr-ss and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Lloyd, $50 each: $25 each from Curlls J. Little, Hays Store, Huffman Brothers Lumber Compn- ny. and Milton Bunch; $10 each from A. G. Little. Joe Atkins Machine Shop. Missco Implement Company, and Herbert Mullins; $5 cacli from R. B. Stout, T. W. Jef- fcrle-s. Aycock and Jackson, Build- em Supply, Abraham's Courts, Staring Bunch, Stewart's Drag Store, Nunnally Grocery, Modlnger Tire Company, Lee Motor Company, and Jimmle Edwards Furniture House Passes Bill to Extend EC A Program WASHINGTON, April 14 The House today approved a $5,. 580,000,000, compromise bill to continue the Kuropean recover} program. Now the Senate has to act be. 'ore the bill goes to the Whlti [louse for President Truman's .signature — in Just about the form tht administration wanted It. The House accepted the compromise version by n voice vote. II was whipped Into shape yesterda] by a conference committe which Ironed out differences between thi house and senate versions of ho* to extend the Marshall plan another 15 months. Senate economy advocates talked of another stab at cutting the total authorization, but leaders there, ai on the oilier side of the capitol predicted speedy passage of the biB as It stands. An appropriation bill must be passed later to provldi actual cash for the program. Company; $250 from Walter Dunlap; $2 each from C. V. Mallory, C. E. Hillman. J. W. Stalling: G. H. Orear, Blythevllle Glass Company, Moore's Store. Lewis Poultry Company, Tom Neal and Al Fleeman ;and $1 each from Richard Haynes, Willie Pursell, Blshlp's Grocery, Blythevllle Electric Shop, Mrs. D. F. Thompson, L. L. Anderson, W. S. Edwards, City Cleaners, Jess Horner, Bud Wlbon, and Mrs. Mable Hogan, Birthdays Observed ST. HELIER, Island of Jersey England, April 14—<>P>—Both O. B Butterfleld and wife observed their 104tb birthdays. Missco Soldier To Be Buried in Bassett Cemetery Rcnrlal services for Pvt. Wallet J. Stlnson, formerly of Wilson, were condu-ted at 2 p.m. today at Swift Funeral Home Chapel In Osceola by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church there. Interment was In Bassett Cemetery. Pvt. Stlnson, was the son of Lewis C. Stlnson of Dell anct the late Mrs. Eva Holton Stlnson. Born In Mississippi, Pvt. Stlnson had moved to Wilson and was residing there when he enlisted In the Army In 1943. He was wounded Dec. 30, 1944, in Germany whore he had served one year while attached to the 36th Cavalry. Pvt. Stinson was sent to a hospital in Holland and died there Jan. 7, 1945. He was first bulled ; n the 9th Army Cemetery in Holland. He was 20 at the time of his death. In addition to his father, He i» survived, by two brother-. Jack Stlii- son of pell and Deil Stlnson of Rives, Mo.;' and two sisters, Mr*. R. O. William s ot Del! and Mn. Catherine Williams of Bassett. His body arrived in Osceola ytf- WidAy morning.

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