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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHKABT MUBOOBI . VOL. XMII—NO. 35 Two Seek Post In House Held By Alene Word Surprise Develops Before Ticket Closes in Races In Mississippi County Surprise opposition developed in one county representative race today with H. E. "Bud" Fisher and John R. King filing shortly before the deadline at noon for Ihc position held by Miss Alene Word, after a contest arose yesterday when O. E. Nicholson. Blythevillc policeman, filed for the office of constable held by Arch I.lndsey. These two races highlighted climax of Ihe liling for the Democratic primaries this Summer wiLli interest mounting steadily for the pus*, several days because of new candidates. Miss Word, seeking re-election -.is representative, was unopposed until Mr. Fisher, whose home Is In Blylhc- ville. and John R. King, of Milligan Ridge, paid their filing fees. The present representative, first woman member of the slate legislature, resides at Osceola. Mr. Fisher, reared in O.sceola, served in the Navy during the war and has been employed in Washington, D. C. Mr. King, 25-year-old farmer, lold friends yesterday afternoon he had decided to seek the representative office. The new candidate in the constable's office from Chlcknsawbsi District lias been a patrolman on the Blytheville police force for the past three years. Prior to lhat lime hc served as civilian guard nl Blytheville Army Air Field. He drew, number one position. Arch Llndscy, present con.slablc, formerly served as deputy sheriff here. Three in Senate Rare The race for senator from Mississippi County promises to be an interesting one with Ed Cook, Blytheville attorney and formerly of Manila,, lilins yesterday for the po- •ht by J. Lee Bearden I ... .--..ner representative and Jefferson W. Speck of French- mail's Bayou! who recently announced. Present incumbent, B. Frank Williams, of Osceola, is not seeking re-electi(/,. Positions were drawn for the ballot with William Bcrryman, Police Chief at BlytheylUe, drawing ' the -N Blytheville Dally New* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley BLYTI1KVIU.E, ARKANSAS, WKDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1946 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Publicize Cotton Picking Contest "Big Four" Ministers In Debate on Terms of Italy's Peace Treaty • Husband Admits Wounding Wife In Manila Home Blythcvllle Jaycees were photographed for newspaper stories upon (heir arrival nt I'liu- liluff last weekend for the state convention. The placards publicized the National Cotton Picking Contest singed here annually by the group. Fourth Entry Received in Governor's Race Fort Smith Attorney Opposes Incumbent, Two Other Candidates LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May 1. (UP) —Arkansas poliLicinns settled down :o steady campaigning at noon today, assured that no one else cnn file against them. In n fast-moving last minute rush before the deadline-, n fourth mnn filed for governor, another for the already-crowded lieutenant governor's race, and three other previously-unopposed constitutional officials drew opponents. A total of 97 candidates planned active vote-getting drives for 35 contested .state and district races, while 34 candidates remained unopposed. .Pleas H. Dickevson, Fort Smith •a.Uorney, threw the gubernatorial sheriff's office, also sought by Jack f campaign into a four-mnn race by Navy Investigates Explosion Which Killed 5, Wounded 165 Editor Arrives Finley Robinson of Blytheville, who drew Number Two position. Hnlc Jackson of Osceola. present sheriff, is not seeking re-election. County Judge Roland Green, ot Blytheville, drew the first position in this race wilh Gene E. Bradley, also of Elytheville, drawing Number Two. Five Without Opposition Unopposed are Miss Delia Purtle, treasurer; Harvey Morris, circuit clerk; Miss Elizabeth Blythc, county clerk. Miss Purtle and Mr. Morris, bolh of Blytheville, arc seeking re-election and Miss Dlytlic. also' of here, will be named to the position held by T. W. Potter of Osccola. who is not a candidate. In the representatives' race two candidate are unopposed. They are: Lfslic "Dukic" Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, seeking the office now held by j. Lee Bearden of Lcach- ville, and E. C. "Gene" Flccman of Manila. " A race jti the fourth representative position developed this week when W. J. Wundcrlich, of Blytheville, announced he would seek reelection. L. H. Aulry, of Burdette who already had announced foi this office, drew Number Two ov the ticket with Mr. Wunderlicr. drawing the first position. In the race for ashessor, Doyle Henderson, of Blytheville, is opposed by W. W. Watson, also of jlylhevillc. Surveyor of Mississippi Counlj is to be William R. Overtoil o Blytheville, as no one else filet /or this office. Office of coroner, held by W. H Stovnll of Blythcvilic, who is no a candidate, is lo be filled b Austin Moore of Osccola, who filei recently. Seek Quorum Court Posts These filed for justices of peace N. J. Graves. Carson Lake Town ship: W. P. Hale, Monroe; Robcr Brecn. Monroe; C. B. Oanf. Neal George Rains. Monroe; B. B. Akh Chicknsawba; C. G. Alexandra Monroe: G. L. Waddcll. Monroe Charles Fells, McGavock; Richar Thomas. Fletcher; A. M. Roger Flclcher; P. E. Coolcy. Chickasaw )>a; A. F. Pierce, {Jeal. Offices of doastablc also ar sought by; Odis W. Hodge. Carso Ijakc Township; Walter A. Woot Fletcher; C. C. Cannon, Monroe O. P. Grant, BiR Lake; Hcrbe J. Mangrum, Neal; Floyd R. Burri Neal; B. W Barber, Heclor; A. Sadler, McGavock; Frank Taylo Neal' Charles Lutes, Clear Laki /Newt Mooro, Big Lake; Prui "Harrison, Hickmaii; Tom L. Coo Neal. inouncing just before the noon eadline. He came out last in a iree-man race for attornev general 1944. Others in the gubernatorial LKONAHDO. N. J.. May 1. (UP) • —Five men were listed as missing and presumed dead today as the Navy opened an investigation itUo tlic munitions blast which wrecked the destroyer-escort Solar. Thirty-five of the 1G5 persons Injured were slill in nearby hospitals. 20 of llicm in serious condition. Twenty civilian dock workers were among those injured. Names of the missing, including" four enlisted men and one officer, will be made public later. The Solar was a mass of twisted, blackened metal as it lay half sub[ merged beside the long pier of the Karte ammunition depot. Eighty feet of Its bow stuck crazlly into Ihc air, at right angles to the deck. The Navy named a five-man board to investigate the dlsaslcr. The officers were Rear Admiral Paul F. Foster. Navy inspector general, senior board member; Cupt. J. A. Rood, general inspector. Third Naval District member; Capt. C. E. Coney, assistant Navy inspector General; Capt. C. R. Will, general inspector, Bureau of Ordnance, and James H. Sheridan of the Office of the Navy Inspector General, clerical assistant. Survivor Tells of Blast The blast occurred at 11:38 a.m. Atlanta Transit Workers Strike Labor Difficulties Cloud Reconversion Picture Over Much of Nation. By United Press The nation's reconversion labor picture clouded suddenly today [is transit workers walked off the job lu Atlanta :iiul John I.. Lewis renewed threats of H strike ol 75.000 anthracite miners. Atlanta streetcar, trolley and bu, operators took their vehicles tt the barns shortly after midnight after voting to reject mi offer to -seltve. a dispute wilh the Oeorfiiii Power'Company. The workers sought n pension plan and hiyher w^ge^ nnil said the utility had neVVyi offered lo meet the demands hoi submit, them to an impartial boar( of arbitration. Young Manila Matron's Condition Still Serious Following Brutal Attack Condition of Mrs. Olivia Duncan Smith, 33, retrained "extremely critical" this Hflernoon as her husband wns held In tlic county Jail here on R tentative charge jof assanlt. pending out coma of her Injuries received In « brutal atlnek I'urly Monday at Manila to which lie has admitted. lArrpsQcd y(!terday afternoon, wlill c hiding In his house at Manila. Herman W. Smith. 33, confessed to officers Hint he struck Is wife over the head again and gain with n cue slick and lelt lioV n the blood.soaked bed. Smith w:is arrested by Sheriff Inlc Jackson, Deputies E, A. Rico, inlph Rose. City Marshal Oscar rant of Manlln and Deputy M«r- Iml James Vnniumdl of MunllH. Tier tlic officers started a second enreh of lh« house. Finding the padlock off the out- ide of the house, which had been n place when they first, searched lie premises Monday, Officer Rice yesterday when the forward mniin- .' ni e ritl ' iltp ' L ' rt thousands of of- of the Solar exploded, ripping .ce are Gov. Den Lancy seeking a off the bow of the 1.800-ton vessel coiiri term, Virgil Greene of iythcvillc and James M. Malone Lonokc. R. W. Tyer. a. Little Rock con- rucLion contractor, announced for ate ailditor opposing J. Oscar umphrey and R. C. (Dob) Sur- dgc of Walnut Ridge. Roncy Hand, chief deputy sheriff , Yellville. announced for lieuten- nt governor, but the race remained five-man campaign as Jake R. Vilson of El Dorado failed to pay is fee to qualify. Sam Rorex. U. S. district atlor- ,ey in Little Rock, announced as a andidate for attorney general, op- oKing Guy E. Williams- Ernest (W. E.l Dew. Little Rock irinting and advertising salesman. ilcd against J. Vance Clayton as tatc treasurer. Edward H. Patterson, present and filling the air with a deadly hail of shrapnel. The explosion, which rncked the countryside for a radius ol 30 miles, was believed three-inch shell exploded In tho hands of seaman Joseph Stuckinski. of Baltimore. The sailor miraculously escaped Injury, but the blast set off othor shells which in turn exploded Ihc ammunition in the mnRa/ine. fioe and factory workers stranded but automobile owners put thct wartime car pool arrangements bac] into operation and most worker, were getting to their jobs. Another transit, strike was nar 'off "wliciTa Towly averted at Memphis. Tcnn when the street railway compnn; met union demands for pay raise from BT cents to Sl.OS an hour fo operators and an increase to $1.1 an hour for mechanics. Molotov Takes Issue With U. S., Britain and France Over Commission on Control I'AIUS, May 1. .U.R—The Big Four foreign ministers I today ciiKUtroil in n warm-tempered argument over enforce-rl incut of the future Italian Peace Treaty, with Foreign Ministw V M l ms removing the door from the ilnges when the wanted mall culled )ut that he was Inside aim would give himself up. lie told officers he was hiding mdcr the house when they searched there Monday but this story was discounted as his clothes did not indicate h c had crawled under he LlOUSe. Had Planned Having packed Kicape box ' * *of and clothing, hc wns nwaltlnB nightfall lo make his (jelawiiy, he said. Smith hnd been sought, over a wide area since Mrs. Oliver Russell, nn employe at Good Uick c«fc, found Mrs. Smith semi-conscious on her bed at rear of the caie, her head battered with h broken cue stick. Smith told officers he engaged In an argument, with his wife shortly after closing about Sunday midnight and thai hc became so angry h e struck her again and again Making accusations concerning Stuchinskl's dungarees were split and his chest scratched. "The thing just went off," he said. The fact thai, two minor cxplu- 1 hit a snag yesterday (luring a day Transit workers also met at Los. his wife's" actions he said lo officers Angeles lo volo on wlielhcr to call I just got so mad I struck her. a strike in the west coa.st city. Coal Strike Negotiations I^>B Government efforts to settle (he month-long soft coal controversy slons preceded (lie main blast in ih" maj/axine saved many of Hie personnel and dock workers from death ov serious injury. My Ihc time the magazine blew up many of the men had found cover on the dock t>r ncmber of the House of Rcpreson- j iiad gone over the side. atives from Johnson county, filed | Fifty or 60 of the crew leaped iiuo the water when the skipper, l.t. Cmdr. G. R. Larocque. Knnkakce, 111., who survived the Japanese nl- tack on Pearl Harbor, gave the ov- dci to abandon ship Immediately ai- ! N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 1. (UP) — Cotton closed barely steady. Mar 2766 2769 2140 2749 May 2755 2757 2734 2731 July . .. 2755 2757 2734 273-t Oct .... 2750 2756 2735 2737 Dec 2760 2765 2742 2743 CMcogiTwiiiot July . 183',-i 183'.4 183'i 18314 fle»t . 183li ICSVi 183H l«3',i s a candidate opposing E. L. McHaney as associate justice of the itate Supreme Court. These filings left only Land Commissioner Claude E. Raiikin of Mur- 'reesboro as an unopposed state constitutional official. Tli r Qlle-twn men races of three >r more candidates will enter Ihc )emocrnlic runoff election Aug. 13. ind the winner will enter the gen- ral election as Democratic standard-bearer on Ihe first Tuesday n November. A list of candidates for state of- 'icers who have filed their corrupt practices pledges follows: Governor—Gen Lancy of CanKleii, J. M. (Jim) Malone of Lonoke •vnd Virgil Greene of Blylheville. Lieutenant Governor—Roy Milum of Harrison. Leonard T. Barnes of Hamburg. Jake U. Wilson of El Dorado. Nathan Gordon of Morril- lon and K. T. Sutton of Helena Sccrelary of State C. G. Hall of Little Rock, Edward S. Ferguson of Texarkana and Robert F. Manson of Little Rock. Attorney General—Guy E. Williams of Little Rock State Treasurer—J. Vance Clay- Ion of Dcsha County. State Auditor—J. Oscar Humph rey of Little Rock and R. C. (Bob) Sui-ridge of Walnut Ridge. Commissioner' of state lands- Claude A. Rai,kin of Murfrecsboro. Associate Justice- of the Supreme Court—E. L. Mcllaucy of Little Rock. Seek District Offices Candidates for circuit judge include: 2nd Circuit, 1st division—Zai B. Harrison of Blytheville. 2nd Circuit, 2nd division—E. G. Ward of Piggott, I. M. Grecr of Harrisburg and Charles W. Light of Paragould. For prosecuting attorney: 2nd District—James C. Hale of Marion, For state senator: 30th Dislrict—Jefferson W. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, J. Lee Bearden of LeachvlUe and Ed B. Cook of Blytheville. of rapid-fire developments in which the federal conciliator resigned in. a huff, two operator proposals were rejected by the union and Lewis served notice of a -strike In the hnrd coal fields. Moreover, 18.000 members of the Propieviive Mine Workers Union in Illinois went on Mi ike in support of wage dc-mands. posing a new threat to dwindling coal supplies. The new mine walkout boosted tcr Ihe second blast. He suffered se- j i n approximately G80.000 the num- vcre In Other dock and were protected from tl:c Hying shrapnel. turns on tlic hands and faco.|i )e ,. o f American workers idle :is ?rs had found cover nil 1'iei., result ofstriV.es and shutdowns. Cardwell Couple Lose Lives As Farm Home Burns Matron Suffers Injury While on Shopping Trip Mrs. H. E. Smith was seriously injured last night uhen she fell while shopping in Kirby Brothers Drui: Slore. Main and Broadway. At Walls Hospital for treatment. extent of the fractured knee in-! afternoon of burns received \vhc: jury had not been determined at their farm home near Cardwell, noon today. Mo- w«s destroyed by iire. Wilh her in the slore were her I Rowland was attempting to son. Elmer Smith, and Itieir build a fire with oil when an ex- house guest, Miss Mary Kalherino plosion started the blaze. PARAGGULD, Ark.. May I (U.P.)—A. W. Rowland, "H. am liis 48-year-old wife died ycstcrda ilen W. Matthews Dies Following Heart Attack Glen W. Matthews, long a resl- lenl or Blytheville. died yeslcrday; norntng at Niles. Mich., of a heart Utack. [re. was 59. Horn at Bascom, Ohio, he lived .n Luxora for a number of years for tiic nist five years and •"'"'" '"IB to Blylhovlllc. where (licr of fa s[nff f |lmosl , 8 Jtimr* L. Verhocff • • • Courier News Gets New Editor Publisher Fills Post Left Vacant by Nsrris' Resignation. 1 New editor of the Courier NBW.S s James L. Verhoeff, formerly uf Little Rock, wlio today assumed this position. LOIIK In the newspaper business, hc was city editor of Ihc Arkansas Democrat/ Uttle Rock, until last Dwciriber ' w h«n he resigned to become field representative of Arkansas Public JStpenditmo Council; -:^;v,.'V;S';' ;a "-,Before becoming a member of tho Arkansas pemocrat staff In 1925, he was with the ParnKOUld pr es3 after attending University of Arkansas. Fayctleville. While In college he ,was connected with the Northwest Arkansas Times nt Fay- ettcvlllc. '< Reared at Bentonvllle, where graduated from high school, Mr. Verhocff moved there when eight years of age from Colorado. Served on Planning Board In addition to his newspaper career, he had served as a member of the Pulartl County Planning Committee, a planning agency on county affairs slnc c lt« organization 10 years ago. Mrs. Verhocff will Join Mr. Ver- hoefl June i, and they are to reside Hi the Dr. Nles apartment, 911 Wesl Walnut. Tho former Miss Grace Ellen Joyner of Bentonvllle Mrs. Verhoeff attended Galloway College, searcy. Mr. Vcrhoeff succeeds aatmicl P. Morris, editor of the Courier News Minister V. M. Molotov ranted against the representatives of Britain, Fnince and the United States. The dispute arose over a relatively minor matter—the question of settinu; up a control commission lind ihspectiori group to see that Italy carries out the terms of the still-to^ be-written peace treaty. • : Mblotov vigorously objedfed to setting up this machinery, contending it would infringe upon Kalian sovereignty. The Bl* Pour had agreed at London last September to establish such machinery.; u>_ enforce the navel, military and air clauses of the peace treaty until Italy be^ come? "a reliable member of 'the tfnl'ted Nations."; However,-'. Molotov:'brushed hi? Slayer Suspect Held in Texas Saxophone I* Clue In Staying of Teen-Age Couple in Texarkana TBXARKANA, Ark., May I. (UP) —Hunger Caul. M, T. Oonzaulliis , previous, sgre«rn,ent aside and Insisted; on his present objections/ forclnf the council to lay'the matter- aside. '' announced loday ho had dispatched i Molotov ssltf that the Soviet had Ranger Joe Thompson by plane to! 10 "" do.ubWd the. desirability of Corpus Chrlstl, Tex., after police such a commission because It reported Ihey arc holding a 30-ycur- old man suspect In connection wilh tho slaying of a teen-age couple ill Tcxurkano, April 14. Officers said the man was arrested Saturday at his waterfront hotel room In Carpus Chrlstl, and wns Identified by a girl employe of i music store as the man who s,t- lempled to sell an E-flat saxophone at the Rthrfl lust Thursday. The inspect was taken into custody af- :cr police learned he had purchased a .45 cnllber revolver from a pawn broker. The saxophone which Betty Jo Booker, IB, ulacccf in the car of her companion, n-year-oUl Paul Marttn,' follonrtng-'the dance the night of their 'deaths. Is considered one of the major links In the mysterious ,- double slaying. >J' :"xi would ,M prepared to Tlic musical Instrument was not found In Martin's car when the automobile wns discovered abandoned more than a mile from where tile bodies of the couple were found. Blood spattered clothing, which the suspect said he acquired In "a bnmHim right," was found in i shiflll bag in hts room by officers. Mrs. Matthews' sister, Mrs. Jesse Lucy and son, Jesse Lucy Jr. Phifcr Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Matthews also Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Matthews, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Orovett of Largo, Fla. Flames Sweep Business Units On Highway 61 A fire which swept through a l>orllon of the Arkansas-Missouri slate line section this morning destroyed a number of frame buildings owned by H. L. Reynolds and occupied by a grocery store, liquor store, service station. Negro ! night club and several living qunr- Ue resigned upon purchase of Ae- lers for whiles and Negroes. These were located on Highway 61, five miles north of Blytheville. A service man. Ralph Gatcwood, son-in-law of o. E. Pranier who formerly operated the grocery and service station, had Invested his Army savings In the business stock. It was said neither he nor Mr. Reynolds had Insurance. Birdsong Man Dies David Patrick, long employed as a timber man at Blrdsong. Ark., died yesterday nt Walls Hospital where removed after stricken III He was 70. Funeral services were held at Gllmorc wilh burial there. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. Chicago RV« Elderly Man Injured C. Wlgglnton, 70-year-old former gin employe, was Injured last night when hc fell down the steps of Harry Atkins' rooming house. The accident occurred nt 6 o'clock when he stumbled at head of the steps. Removed lo Blytlicville Hospital, he rcmnlned In a semi-conscious condition todny noon. N. Y. Cotton May . July 257X. 262H 2574 262'i H8',s 149VJ I4S!4 148'i Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2766 2767 2750 2753 2762 '2782 2745 2745 The property, known as the former Harry Bttllcy place, burned rapidly after the flames were discovered about 7 o'clock. 'would be Inconsistent With HM-" an sovereign rights;" Byrnns In '. Hot • Reply Byrnes retorted hotly to Molotov, saying the ' coininlssloh would .not infringe oh Italian sovereignty anymore than the treaty' Itself would and that furthermore," it would only' be set up to enforce the treaty. Foreign ! Minister Georges Bi- dnult supported' Byrnes' and said the "cqiqiplallpp. 'woulil actually' guarantee the preservation if Italian sovereignty and help allied unity an d that'' without' such raschln cry there wai,ai chance of unilateral action and> the poasibtllty of Inter-allied disputes. . : • - <Byrne* told • th* council < that the UnlUM' Stiifti 'had no intention of keeping troops' in Italy indefinitely ! and would ; b« prepared to re 7 duce 'American- forces' In both Italy and Austria' Immediately.to 15,000 men for. each country and would withdraw a' 1 troops from Italy as soonias'ithe peace treaty Is signed. Austrian Qnwtkm Bobs Up ThU drew a reprimand from Mol- tov fo Byrnes for, bringing up ic Austrian question when it is oL yet on tlic agenda. Molotov aid that should be taken up later. Byrnes recalled that the foreign ministers' deputies had agreed on subcommlsslons to supervise the military classes of the .treaty as well as'reparation payments and the punishment .of war criminals. Molotov still objected and the Council finally put the question of a commission over to a later date. Byrnes proposal would cut the American garrislon In Austria by about one-half. Russia, however, is still maintaining .'about 200,000 troops In Austria although a substantial reduction of Soviet occupation forces there U-now in progress. Cotton Belt Sends Chief Clerk to Kansas City, Mo. Joe Burnett has been transferred to Kansas City by Cotton Belt Railroad and begins his 2763 3765 2745 2764 2166 27*7 2749 2750 New Shoe Factory At Steele To Employ 300 Men, Women A shoe factory, expected to employ about 300 people with a payroll in excess of $300,000, is to be established fit Sieele, Mo., H miles north of Blytlicville. Final agreement was made today in St. Louis with Kopman-Woracck Shoe Manufacturing Company of Flat River, Mo., for 'establishment or tlic business after residents of Steele had agreed to furnish the building with a $82.000 factory fund recently raised. To Augment Farminp Tlic first major Industrial business sought In Stcclc, the new payroll is expected to augment ihn farming business of Pemiscot County which now is the Number One livelihood there. Wilh other industries here closely connected -*-ith farming, sucl as Bins and dehydration mills, i' is expected that the new concert will round out a halanced program It Is believed that Steele, will a population of approximately 2000 s one of the smallest towns of his area ever lo obtain sucli a n'ojcct. The building to be constructed will contain approximately 25,000 square feet of floor space with linns and details to be worked out ;>y a St. Louis architectural film. Type of construction hns not definitely been decided upon but it is expected Ihc structure will r made of prefabricated steel. Barring government bullrtiiiB restriction, it is expected the factory will be in operation hrforn end of IMfi wilh practically all of Ihc employes to be people of the Steele section. This company, which mnnufnc- tures ladies and Rirls' shoos of services type, will employ approximately half women and Ihc oilier half will be men. it was announced. Money for the building fund wi obtained through purchase of acres of land north of Steele, adjacent to the city limits, which las Iwen converted Into a subdivision or 164 Individual lols Novel Monry Raising Plan These tots have been sold to Individuals and local business concerns with most, of them already purchased. People nn <1 businesses not desiring to purchase lots wore asked for contributions. Proposal lo obtain a factory for Steele originated about two months ago with the entire project worked out rapidly- fallowing a public meeting, attended by interested citizens and business men, a "Factory For Steele" Committee was appointed to raise funds and negotiate lor a factory. The committee was headed by Russell Prakcs. chairman, with other members Sam Hamra, C. C. Hazel, Wade Hollcnbcclc, Harold Cooperman, N. Koury, Roy W. Harper and John ParXs, At Slcclc this week to complete negotiations were Joe W. Kopman, E. Woracek. secretary and plant manager: Ell Kopman, vice president and sales manager, who negotiated with Hie Stcolc committee. Escrow contracts were sighed and the committee and shoe company each paid $10,000 toward final payments. HaroM Cooperman, a tnern- madc delivery of the agreement and money today. Negotiation* for the dew factory were made with assistance of E. B. Thomas, of Arkansas-Missouri Power company, It was announced today by the committee. This Is part, of the company's program lo secure factories for several other towns In this area which include a Brown Shoe Company factory at Pccanc-nlas, now under conslructlon; a work clothes manufacturing plant to be operated by Obcrman and Company at Walnut Ridge, and a slilrl factory to be operated by the New Era Shirt Blytheville High Glee Club Sings At Lions Meeting Blythevlllo High School Glee Club, under direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry, presented a program for Lions Olub members yesterday at the luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. The Girls Chorus Sang "La Tarantella" by Boyd and "It Cannot be a Strange Counlree 1 ' by Repe- nnd the Mixed Chorus sang a cap- pclla, "Out of the Night" by L'; vass and "Dark Water" by James. The Boys Chorus sang "The Builder" by Cadman. The Girls Chorus was accompan- . led by Wanda Barham and the ; Boys chorus by Barbara S*oha- membership were duties there this week. Mr. Burnett will become chief clerk to the general agent in the larger office, the same position hc held here. The son of Mrs. L. M. Burnett, he was graduated from. Blytheville High school 'and attended University of Arkansas. FayettevUIe. ' Mrs. Burnett will go to Leach- vllle to be with her parents. Mr. and Mri J. R. Hackett, until living arrangements are made' ' in Kansas City and she can join her husband. ghan. Inducted president of the shoe concern; Joe | Company at Piedmont, Mo. Max .Logan, realtor, and Bryan Miley, new manager of Langstpn- Wroten Motor Co. Guests present Included Paul C. Howard of Jonesboro, Russell Haynes Farr mid Lieut. Everett Croslow, home after returning from the Pacific Theater, having last been In Tokyo, Japan. Weather ARKANSTS—Partly cloudy today, tonight and Thursday. Scattered showers extreme e&st portion' today. Not quite so warm north and west portions Thursday. I steers Livestock ST. LOtJIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, May 1. (UP)—(USDA) — Livestock: Hogs'. »,TOO; salable SflpO; market active; slaughter hogs steady; pigs weak. Bulk good and choice slaughter barrows and gilts $14.80; sours and stags »H.05; good and choice feeder pigs under 140 lb». *14.8015.00. , . Cattle: 3.300; salable 1,300; calves: 1.000, all salable. Modest supplies finding fairly active inquiry at steady prices; less than ',4 dozen loads of steers offered; niost me- dium'and good »15.00-16.00; small lot good and choice t!6.W; good heifers and mixed yearlings around $15.00-16.50; medium tlS.OO-14,00; cows somewhat slow; odd head rcstr- ling bulls as high m »!*,»•; rood heavy beef bulls $1«J»; saus*«e bulls quotable down from' »1J.7S; vcalers steady; choke $18,75; medium to good *12.0»-U.M; sUoa-hter steers tlO.00-n.5C; sia**Mar k«Uers »10.50-17M;, stoctar ' and feeder

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