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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 16, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 21 Blj'theville Daily News Blythcville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 16. 1049 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Support Price On Soybeans Held Essential Planning Committee Discusses Outlook In Missco for 1949 "Government .support prices for soybeans Is a god-send to Mississippi County farmers for 1949," it was pointed out last night at an animal meeting of the Soybean Planning Committee, at the Hotel Noble. Abor.t 20 member of the committee met last, night to discuss problems of soybean production and crop imnrovcrneiit. In the discussions it was brought out that with the world supply of fats and oils building up so rapidly, and with a prospective record cotton seed crop for 1949. it would be extremely hazardous for farmers to plant soybeans in 1949 without assurance of Jfcfire support 1 ;. iR'.Kclth J. Bilbrey, North Mississippi County extension agent, said (hat with the price support an estimated 30,000 acres of Mississippi County land Intended for cotton acreage would be converted for soybean production, since a reasonable price was assured, and that a more balanced agricultural program and a more sla- billted rolton chopping and pick- lnf prices would be the result. It war, explained last night that soybeans will be supported at SO per cent of parity, which at present parity figures would be about $2.12 a bushel, but it will be based on September 1 parity index, which is almost certain to be more than S2 a bushel. The committee voted to make a concerted effort to inform Mississippi County farmers of the benefits of soybean planting, and the new price support program, and launched an information project last nleht. Seed houses are prepared to issue circulars to farmers with pertinuit Information relative to soybean production, and extensive radio and newspaper production •»u> been planned. • AAA Officer Speaks Ralph. Monroe, Mississippi County administrative* officer for the Triple A. explained the government loan and purchase agreement on so-.her.-K as it operated In 1948. in- tiipf" '.m :'.v-. riinns fv~-;'••.»• >•'$" • n-flKfinlte, ;™t wouK possibly R; | . sin'', i' to the 1948 program. Tjndei these plan-, farmers put 6.0CO.CCO bushels of i,eans in government loan last yar, and 4,000,030 in the purchase/agreement. However Mississippi' county fanners, due to the fac'. that the loan announcement came too late for soutrem producers and that they are not acquainted with the mechanics of the soybean loan, did not participate in this program. The committee last night voiced approval of the annual soybean yield contest as one of the best inducement,', for the growing of soybeans. The contest is bringing recognition for the county; and the committee decided to ask the Junior Chamber of Commerce to continue sponsoring this event. The contest has been held for the past two years, and although Jaycees have not indicated Explosion Survivors Removed Christians Hear Again Story of Resurrection By The Associated I'rrtu " Millions of Americans Hi dawn tomorrow will hear the story of a risen Christ re-told nt outdoor services on mountain tons and in valleys, on the seashore and 111 woodlands. In some places throngs running into the tens of thousands will gather, while In others only a Imndful of ft'or&hkppers will be present. Pair, but slightly cool weather was loincnst for most sections ol + the nation. Senators to Air Atlantic Alliance Blytheville Man Dies, Brother Critically Injured in Accident Endurance Fliers Congratulated Injured survivors are transferred from the destroyer USS Holllster to waiting ambulances at Pearl Harbor, just two hours after an explosion occurred 47 miles south west of Pearl Harbor Three men were killed, two others seriously Injured, and nine others suffered from minor burns and shock from the explosion. (AP Wlrephoto via Navy radio from Honolulu.) Fishing Village Barely Escapes Deep Plunge Into Puget Sound -Tins little community was the that they will continue sponsoring it, it is believed that they will. E. E. Chandler, assistant county agent, and co-chairman of the Jaycee agricultural committee, reviewed the. contest lor the past two years be- ijre. the committee last night. ^Pln a review of soybean acreage aiid production figures for the county from 1939 to 1947 showed an increase in acreage from ir>.540 with a prodmtion of 318.060 bushels in 1939 to 93.500 acres In 1946 with a production of 2.171,000 in 194S. Acreage Statistics Reviewed The review showed other acreage Eiic' production figures to be 1940, acres and 278.260 bushels; 1941. 32.880 acres and 591,510 bushels; 1942, 63.500 acres and I,227.1-00 bUFhels; 1943. 75,000 acre. and !.019.000; 1944. with 76500 acre. and 1.426.000 bushels; in 1915 70, 000 acres produced 1,310.000 bushel and in 1947 there were 93.500 acre and 1.290.0CO bushels. In 1948. 1, 955.000 bushels were produced. Gcorpi- Halo .chairman of th committee was named to serve thai capacity again next year. Dur ing the discussions, he showed vari oiis color slides, relative to plar breeding work and the devetopmer of stybpans in this county durin the las. few years. HiUJred Hunch, agricultural and cconomicr student, and J. L. Gunn, , manr-grr of Swift Oil Mill and Company, reviewed the oil situation and the outlook emphasized the importance of supports for soybeans aiR. oil producing crops. An increase in exports during the next 12 .nonlhs could bring the supply Ifc.wn in the demand, 'storage problems were discussed last night, and tiic committee recommended that farmers provide additional storage facilities, so that they coulo hold crops for the peak ma:ket,ing seasons. By Elmer V SALMON BEACH, Wash., April IS. 20 yards from eternity today. The danger is not yet over. Eleven million cubic yards of earth plunged into Pugct Sound at 2:55 a. m. Pacific Standard Time. A scant 20 yards from the last house In this fishing and resort settlement six miles northwest of downtown Tacoma, Reia-ing behind the homes of the+ 300 residents is a 400-foot high cliff j dangerously split several hundred' yards back from the edge. It was this same lengthwise cracK. created by Wednesday's destructive Pacific Northwest earthquake, that apparently was the cleavage line for the tremendous half-mile wide slide just to the north. A tcrific loar awakened tha townspeople as the great mass of earth rumbled 500 yards out into Puget Sound. -.Th*- '•ojuid ^-at'jj-s receded 20 to ?"j feet'JT'.Tu ri i'orr!.a.l tide line with n ominous sucking sound:-'' Then an eight-foot tidal wave uslied back against the beach, mashing small boats, dock areas, a •oodcn broadwalk and other water- ront installations. That apparently was the extent f the- damage. Panic gripped the community'; esidents, but no one was injured, ittery and awed by nature's sec- nd wrathful display in three clays hoy clustered in apprehensive roups with one eye on the slide nd Hie other on the sheer wall Mhind them. The crack in the cliff could semi nore tons of earth plunging down That would wipe out Salmon Beadi. Tuough the split is but two inche vide, it is deep. White sand boiled ip through it to the surface dur- ng Wednesday's quake. Despite the danger, few person: have evacuated their homes. Fin ;ers are generally crossed with an lir of prayerful hope. Fire Exits Cited As Only Needs of 2 Hospitals Here Lack of fire escapes is the only :hing keeping Blytheville hospitals from being totally safe structures :n regard to fire danger. Fire Chief Head reported today. Blythcville Hospital needs one fire escape and Walls Hospital needs two. he said. Chief Head is completing reports to be .made to Slate Pire Marshal Lee Baker in Little Rock. The current inspections were made on order of Mr. Baker following the disastrous hospital blaze in Effingham, 111., which took a toll of 74 lives. Aside from the fire escape needs. Chief Head said, both hospitals are "in good shape." He recommended minor changes in cords used on electric appartus in the city hospital. Both hospitals arc equipped with fire extinguishers and fire hose. Chief Head said. Boiler rooms in both structures are in "irood shape" and there are no existing fire hazards, he said. "Everything is clean," he commented. West Memphis Boasts Big Population Gains WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.. April 16 — /Pi- Mayor P. M. Dacius says West Memphis has had the largest pop ulation increase since 1940 of any cilv in the country. Dacus made this statement yesterday after census agents announced that preliminary surveys place the population at 1,ft93—a 134 per cent increase over 1940. New York Stocks (Closing Am. T .t T .. Am. Tobacco .. Anaconda . .. Beth Steel ... Chrysler Quotations) 145 3-8 65 1-2 30 30 1-4 51 7-8 Criminal Court Session Adjourns 15 Get Sentences On Felony Charges; Six Obtain Clemency A criminal session of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court was adjourned until the October term here yesterday by Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould. W. R Bishop of Blytheville, Ben Eoff of Manila and Harry Bogle of Leachville were named jury commissioners and yesterday returned sealed lists of prospective grand and petit jurors for the October term. These were turned over to Circuit Clerk Htirvey Morris. Before adjourning. Judge Light imposed 15 penitentiary sentences, six of which he suspended. He also .affirmed three Municipal Court fines totaling more than $500 assessed against W. A. Cherry for Honor law violations. He sus- nended a $250 fine oti one count, however. Prison Sentences Imposed The following penitentiary sentences were imposed: Bobbie Jean Bowman, forgery, three years; Robert L. Bowman, uttering, three years; John H: Barnes, burglary and grand larceny, five years; Urisas J. C. York, burglary and grand larceny five years; James Wright, grand larceny .six years. Roosevelt. Ellis, second degree minder, six years; M. I. Thomas, assau'il with Intent to kill, two yeair; Johnny A. Spencc, robbery and grand larceny, five years. Two years of Spence's sentence were suspended. Motion for z new trial was filed in the case of Barnes and York. Negioes convicted of robbing Moore Brothers store here. Bond wa s set at 52,500 each. Clemency Extended Suspended pending payment of costs and or restitution and good behavior were the following sentences: Biily E. Hayes, burglary. -hrre years; Henry Youngblood, robbery and grarid larceny, three .'eais; Eugene H. Marcum, burg- ary and grand larceny, seven years; Pete Willis, three years; Leroy Flex, grand iarceny, two years; Mildred Hlgginbottom, assault witli intent to kill, one year. Pined were Mary Lc Cathy. *50 each on charges of aggravated assault and carrying a pistol, and John Edleman, $1 and 30 days in jail on change of plea to guilty on reduced charge of petit larceny. Continued lor sentencing were cases ol Paul E. Cook, burglary; Mark Campbell, robbery; and Felix Crawford grand larceny. A charge of embezzlement by bailee against Ike Tolllver, Jr., was nolle pressed. Toft Says Republican Leaders Will Seek Full Discussions By Jark Hrll WASHINGTON, April 16-W- Senate Republicans will force "full discussion" ot the North Atlantic security pact, Senator Taft <R- Ohiol said today. His statement came in answer to a suggestion by Senator McGrath of Rhode Island, the Democratic national chairman, that Republicans may be planning to use debate on the treaty as "a legislative roadblock" against other measures on President Truman's program. Writing in the weekly party pamphlet, "Capitol Comment," McGrath charged the OOP had delayed passage of the $5.fi80,000.000 European recovery bill by a "slowdown" In the Senate. "This strategy will not fool the American voter," McGrnlh said, but It will ca\ise him to scan closely the Republican record on ratification of the North Atlantic treaty to determine whether the Republicans will continue to use the peace program as a legislative roadblock.' 1 Taft Offers Tart Reply Taft, who heads the senate GOP Policy CoinnilttM, replied tratly that the administration hart better Perhaps the largest outpouring will bo at the 24-year-old ceremony In the Wichita Mountains, near Lawlon Okla. Here the 1039 record ol 200,000 worshippers is expected to be exceeded, Other large crowds may include: 78,000 at Wnshlnston, D.O.'s Fort Lincoln ;65,000 at Chicago's soldier field; 60.000 at Pasadena's Ttrae Bow,; 50,000 at Miami's Orange Bowl, and 35.000 at the Hollywood Bowl. The movie capital's non- denoiniimtiomil service will l>e on a national radio program. (ABC). Srrvlrrs on Kim «f Gmnrt Canyon For the 15th time, the songs ol Chrlstiandom will ring from the shrine of ages on the south rtm of the Arizona Grand Canyon. These seivlces will be broadcast nationally (NBC) and in Canada, and beamed by short wave to Euroiwi. Latin America and the armed forces overseas. Two Colorado mountain settings will be used to solemnize the story of the crucifixion and the resurrection: The Park of the Red Rocks, neai Denver, and the Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs. N.^ar Tucson. Ariz.. Ynqnl Indians will mark Easter by mixed pagan and Christian ceremony with col- orfu 1 dances and processions. Falcon Lair, Hollywood home of the late screen slur Rudolph Valentino, will be the scene of an early scrvlct to "aflrm the rights and dignity ot mankind." Ore of Southern California's oldest Etster observances will be atop Mount Rubldoux In Riverside County. Among the East Const ceremonies will be a gathering of 6.000 at the gel ready for plenty of discussion of the security treaty. He denied the "slowdown" charge of foreign aid, and added: "I think there is public demand for full and comprcnhislve discussion of the pact and all of the problems which arise out of It, Including the issue of furnishing arms to the signatory nations. "It seems to me that this treaty is far more important as far as the country is concerned than Mr. Truman's proposed economic control measures, which have no public support whatever." Senator Watkins (R-Utahl. who has demanded the right to question witnesses who appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the treaty, called McGrath's 'slowdown" charge "utter nonsense." The committee plans to hear about 100 witnesses on the pact, a staff member of the group said. Chairman Connally (D-Tcx) and his Senate colleagues are expected to fix a date next week for start- in the hearings. They probably will Dick Rledcl mid Bill Bnrrln (leaning out of pluno) am congratulated by Wcs Carroll (left) and Clyde Schllcp«r, minutes before they set a new world endurance flying record Thursday at Santa Ana, Calif. Carroll and Schllcpcr sot the previous record In 1MO, flying for 726 hours over Long Bench. Calif., Rlcdel and Barri:, Fullerton, Calif., airport employes, hope to keep, going 1,000 hours. (AP Wtrtphoto.) . start about April 27 and last for a wooi'b.lld sanctuary, Florida's highest point near Lake Wales, where the 22nd annual service will be given at the bog singing tower. From (hr aummlt of Hot Springs MounUtn In Arkansas' Hot Springs National Park, a chorus of 204 mixed voice* will lain ln the Easter program. At ;t shrine to America's World War II dead in Rlnge, N.H., prayers will Ix 1 given from an outdoor altar mude up of stones from flying fields all over the world. A Congregational pastor will pleach from a boat In Wllcox Memorial Park, Westerly, R.I., and at Northampton, Mass.. the Pelham Rura. Fellowship group will extol Easter's glories from a hilltop. Thousands, too. will visit the traditional Morvlnn services at Wlns- ton-Sslcm. N.C. Outdoor dawn services arc planned throughout New Jersey, including one ftl Atlantic City's si eel pier. In the nation's capital about 1S,- 000 persons are expected at ceremonies in Arlington National Cemetery amphitheater. Afterwards a Tenth National Cotton Picking Contest to Be Staged October 7 Th« IMC National Cotton Picking Contest will be held here Friday Oct. 7. This date was »et last night at the first meeting ot the Natlona Cotton Picking Conteit to lay plant for the tenth' annual event. —* Sponsored by Ihe Blythcvlll Soybean Ass'n Plans District Conferences National Distillers . Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central .. 18 1-4 .. 3? 1-8 .. 59 3-8 .. 24 3-4 .. 53 1-4 .. II 3-8 No. Amn. Aviation 10 3-8 J. C. Penney 45 1-4 Radio 12 5-8 Republic Steel 23 I.. 16 1-2 .. 11 7-8 .. 42 1.. 54 1-2 .. 72 1-8 .. 38 1-8 Socony-Vacuum . Standard Oil N. J. Southren Pacific .. Texas Co. . U. S. Sled Scars, Roebuck ... Red Cross Cof/ecfions Reach Total of ?JO,J74 Scattered collections for the 1949 Red Cross fund campaign of the Chlckasawba District chapter brought the total to $10.174.14 today. Among the collections was a S5 contribution from the Chapte: "D" of the P.O.E. sisterhood o Blythevtlle. Tomato Community yesterday reported S38 to exceed the S35 quota set for the community. H. B. Mlt- chusson was chairman of the dlrve there. In Blythcville $10 was added to collections from Ward III and $10 month or six weeks. Thc'trealy is only one of a number of international problems pressing lor the attention of the committee. Report Due From Acheson It soon will study the U.S.-Brit- ish-Frcnch decisions to raise the level of certain German industries and to give the Germans greater control over their government. Secretary of State Acheson is due to give the committee a report on the German situation sometime next week. Meantime there were Senate grumblings over the State Department's views on the China situation. Senator Bridges IR-NH) said yesterday the State Department's policy toward China is "absolute proof there ought to be a full dress investigation by the Congress." He was referring to a letter written by Acheson opposing a CSIna- ald bill sponsored by Senator Mc- "arran (D-Ncv). This bill would give China SI.500.000.000 In loans economic and military assist Acheson said that if the U.S. becomes involved In any large scale >ld program for nationalist China i may be "catastrophic." He suggested waiting until the situation China becomes clearer before taking further action. Training School Planned Here For Firefighters Fire Chief Roy Head today announced that a Fire School will be held In Blythcville April 26-29 to give further training to members of the volunteer department. The school will be conducted nightly by John C. Hurley of Little cross of Easter Lilies will be laid at the tomb of the unknown soldier. | Approximately 7,000 will attend services in the formal gardens of Walter Reed Hospital where army chief of chaplains Luther D. Miller will deliver the sermon. Military personnel will form a cross during the rites. In New York City, churches were ready (.) receive overflow congregations. Prospect* were that the traditional Fifth Avenue Easter pa- racie would be bigger and brighter than ever before. Sunrise services arc scheduled to be held on Hale Field In Osccola with churches in Osceoliv jointly participating in the event. In Bly- iheville the individual churches will conduct their observances separately. Specialist To Meet With TB Directors from the section Second Street. from railroad to Rock, state fire instructor. Sessions will begin each night at 1 o'clock and last until 0:30." They will be held in City Hall. Including both theory and practice, the school will train firemen in pumping and drafting water, laying hose and numerous other aspects of fire fighting. The school is being conducted in an effort to "make a better fire department," chief Head said. V.V.unteei firemen from Osceola, Manila and Leachville will be Invited to attend the training sessions, he said. Dr. Di:ane Carr, tuberculosis spe- cia]L r .t and superintendent of the Oakville Sanitarium, will address the board members of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association at their annual meeting at the Masonic Hall in O.wcota, April 28. Along with Dr. Carr's address the members and gncsts, will hear report of the years activities and officer." foi the next fiscal year wll be elected and Installed. A proposed budget for the nex year WM set up yesterday when the budget committee, headed by Jo Evans, treasurer, met at the offle of 'he Tuberculosis Association a the Court House. The budget wll be put before the directors for ap proval at the annual meeting. The commute Is composed of Mr Evans, William Wyatt and Mrs. Car roll Walson of Osceola, and th president of the association. Hay Sulilvan of Burdctte, C, G. Redma aiidLor, and Mrs. Redman, cxecu tlvc secretary and the three ex officio members. Representatives of the American Soybean Association will most with Mississippi County farm leaders, soybean growers, and buyers In Blythevllle at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Court House. According to George Hale, chairman of the Soybean planning Committee, which met last night at the Hotel Noble, the purpose of the meeting Is four-fold—to get a better Idea of the problems that face growers, handlers and processors of soybeans In the area; to acquaint embers with problems of the as- sclation; to discuss the new agri- iltural policy on soybeans pro- oted by Secretary Brannnn; and discuss the beginning of the ssociatldn's promotional program Speakers will Include the nation- president, Erscl Walley of Ft aync, Inn.; George M. Slraycr ecretary, from Hudson, Iowa eorge Prlchard, head of the fatn nd oil branch of the Production mrkctlng Administration, anc 'earlsill Banks, director of rP-<carcl or the O. H. Acorn Farms Ht Warell, Mo. Mr. Wolley will 'discuss foreign cert and demands for American oybeans; Mr. Strayer. problems U ace soybean producers, and Mr 'rlchard the soybean oil sltuatloi Pour district meetings are be ig conducted by the national as ociatlon this year. One will be Sikcston, Mo., Monday. The other illl be at Portagevtllc, Mo., Tues ay and at Tlptonvllle, Tcnn 'hursday. Paul C. Hughes, field service dl ector of the American Soybean As ociation, is arranging the meeting Mr. Hale told the Misslssipp County growers and processors las light, that for a belter understand ng of the program of the nssocla Ion. (he group should have a goof udlencc. The proposed promotional pro gram is largely concerned, with th establishment of a national counc similar to the National Colto Council, to promote soybean pro duction. Express Strike to End NEW YORK, April Ib. (/D—Scvc thousand Railway Express employe voted today to end their live-week old work stoppage and return t work Monday. Weather mlor Chamber of Commerce, this ar's event will 'round out a rie- dc of cott , picking contests here. will be the sixth ipcnsorcd by le JnyceM. Btto for the contest will be the imo as In pnst year—the 50-acre eld Immediately east of Walker ark. It In owned by Jack Flnlcy toblnson, Blythovllle planter nnd nner, and Is being farmed by H. D. ackson. The field Is ready for planting While everything Is .iilll In the Innnlng stage, this year's contest slnteu to be expanded to coin- rise an extensive celebration of ic 10th nnnlvcrsury of cotton plck- ig contests In Blytheville. Most of the features of past con- ests will be retained and new ones tided this year, tho committee In- fcaled last night. A glimpse of the early plans )oltUs to a more inclusive program o broaden the SC9PC of the 10th anniversary celebration to Include a raiicr participating area. One addition to the activities »'ought about by the setting of his elate Is the football game to played here thai night between the Blythavllle chicks and Pine Bluff. The game will be followed by the annual Cotton Bull, which Is cus- :omarlly the closing event In the contest program. Near Turrell Catches Fire Raymond English, 26, Bly- tlievillc milk dealer, was kill; ed yesterday afternoon in a car crush near Turrell and his brother, Millard, was critically injured. Mlllaid English, 30. who U manager of Mendowbrook Dairy here, was reported "holding Ills own" tl- t'.iough 'n critical condition In Bap- list Hmpltal In Memphis. Tho body of Raymond English, who W.IE dead on arrival at Baptist Ilisplta., was taken to Howard Funeral Home In Manila. Arrangements ure Incomplete pending return of members of the family from Memphis Third Man Ii Injured A third man, driver of the other car, ttlMn wna Injured. Identified bj officers as Paul Kaleas of Memphis, he wa.1 taken to Methodist Hospital Ihcrc. The Kalean car and the car In which the English brothers were rlrilnrj collided about 4:30 at the Intersection of Highways «1 and 63 near Turrell. The English brother! •ere on roulo home from Memphis. A dootor at Baptist hospital said his morning that Millard English ecclvcd internal injuries, 12 brok- rlbs. compound fracture of oni eg and fractured of the pelvis, , ollaroonc nr.d shoulder. Deputy Sheriff Ivan Dlckson of Turrell «ald the Kn(li»h car overturned several times and burned. passerAhy pnllfd (he two men mt of the ^rcctisc. the officers »»ld. The Buick in which the Blythe- vlllo m™ were riding had been purchased only recently by Raymond English. In an effort to obtain detail* of the accident, the Courier Newf learned this mnrning that Canon dealer, apprentice airman stationed at the U. 8. Naval Base at Milling. ton, Turin., had come to Blythevlll* to spend the weekend with Millard English. Oletler, who 1« the Blythevtlii men's brother-in-law, did not know, of the accident ujn til asked for Information on it by the~Courler New*, He said, however, he had been puzzled to tind no one at the Engltth, residence, B27 Park, when he arrived there, \ Native or Manila- Born In Manila, Raymond English moved to Blytheville about f iv« years Ago. He WAS the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. English of Manila. In addition to his parents, he Is i.urvlvc'J by another brother, Erie E. English of Blj'theville, and • daughter, Sharon English o. Lynn, Ark. This wns the second highway accident In which Millard English was Injured tnh yeai. He spent several weeks in St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis recovering from Injurlefl received Jan. 12 near the overpast two mlies north of Blythevllle. Arkansas forn-«*t: Fair this ternoon and tonight; not finite so cold tonight. Sunday, partly cloudy and warmer. Missouri forecast: Pair and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Increasing southerly winds becoming strong anrt gusty over most of state Sunday. Minimum this morning—35. Maximum yesterday—^0. Sunset today—6:33. Sunrise tomorrow—5:25. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. ' Total since Jan. 1—22.10. Mean temperature (midway between high and la*—47.5. Normal mean for April—41. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—49. Maximum yesterday—69. Precipitation Jan. 1 to tills date —30.03. Band to Welcome Memphis Cotton Carnival Group City officials and the Blytheville High School Band will meet the Memphis Cotton Carnival's 1949 goodwill Tour here late Monday afternoon and escort them to the Court House where they will make a 45-mlniite aPi>earanc'e. Tile annual tour Is being made through Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri to publicize the annual Cotton Carnival May 8-15 In Memphis. The bus carrying the goodvvlllers will be met on South Division Street by a police escort and city officials, Including Mayor Doyle Henderson. The group will move down Main Street to Sixth where H will be joined by the high school band. Moving up Main Street, the parade will turn South on Second Street and stop at the Court House. Members of the Cotton Carnival Association and the Royal Court are making the tour along with several Memphis cotton men. Included in the group Is Capt. Clarence O. Taff, commanding officer of the Navy base at Milllngton, Tenn. Memorial Fund, Drive Hearing Half-WayMark Solicitation of funds for the erection of a memorial to the Mississippi County men and women who died In World Wars I and n. ncared the half-wny mark today, with {2,367 of the $5,000 goal already collected. Collections In Blythevllle account for $1.219 or slightly more than half of the total. Only four other communities have made partial reports. The contributions listed today by the Mississippi County Memorial Association, sponsors of the drive, are: $50 each from ArkansRS-Mlssouri Power Company and Farmers Bank and Trust Company ;$25 each from Phillips Motor Company, General Contract Purchase Corporation, Arkansas Grocery Company, The Crafton Company, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Huddleston & Company, and Nunn Provision Company; $20' from Ney Hunt; $15 from Langston- Wroten Company; $10 from Hubbard and Son Furniture Company; $5 each from Hubbard & Hoie, H. L. Byars, Jesse White, D. Simmons, Phillip Applcbaum, Jack Raw-lings, Goodyear Store, Elliott Johns, R. L. Banister. F. E. Warren and R. A. Porter; $2 each from O. H. Robson, H. N. Whitls, J. H. Nlersthelm- er, Ellen Bryan, Aubrey H. Boyd and Mrs. Jesse Srlte; and $1 from Dr. W. P. Brewer, Mrs. Cart Paul, Clalr Miller, Lee A. Crowe, J. M. Baughman, Robert Johnson, B. D. Grimes, Miss Beulah Hawkins, Eddie Stiles, Billy Hyde, Louis Lynch, Robert Cox, Tom Taylor and O. N. Hawkins. The contributions were collected by B. A. Porter. Kitchen Is Damaged In Oil Heater Fin Heavy damage to the kitchen resulted early this morning when an oil water heater 1n a tenant house owned by James Mead In the rear of 417 North Broadway became overheated. rirement "froze out" the fire with a carbon dioxide extinguisher. Pies Spiffed in Street As Bakery Truck and Auto Figure in Accident Two vehicles and i load of pie* one was carrying were damaged this morning when a car driven by A. o. Shlbley of Blythevllle collided with a Curt's Bakery truck driven by Floyd Duvall at First and Davis Streets. The front of Mr. ShJbtey'n ear A similar fire did no damage I struck the truck broadside, knock- yesterday when an oil heater at Ing acro» the Intersection. Tr» the residence of Mrs. Ethel Sncad, I truck overturned, damaging • taut 318 EM* Dtvii, got out ot control, or pi**.

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