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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 21, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 131 Blytheville Daily Newi Blytheville Courier Mississippi Vallej 1 Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE,^ ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1951 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* | Housing Area "Strike Settled Agreement Reached on Pay Rate of $1.90 an Hour Carpenters called off their five-clay old strike at a low- rent Negro housing project here this morning after company and union officials reached a compromise agreement last night. Red Cross Here Reaches Goal in Flood Fund Drive Need Is Increased So Local Campaign Will Be Kept Open Chickasawba District Chapter of .American Red Cross has reached its ^H.111 quota in a campaign to send funds for rehabilitation work in flood-stricken Mid-Western states. However, E. J. Cure, chairman ol the drive, pointed out. the nations" organization will spend twice the amount in rehabilitation it had originally figured and the local campaign will be kept open. "I want to encourage persons who have not yet sent contributions, to do so," Mr. Cure said, "and T wan to thank. those who helped us read our quota. ''I think It is especially gratifying In view of the fact that no solicitations were made and all contributions were voluntary." Recent contributions included Sli from Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Koehle and Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berr and $5 from Mr. and Mrs. E. J Cure. Osceo/a Scout To Receive Eagle Award ** -^»_ ^«- Members of Ihe Carpenters and oiners Iccal union 884 of the APL truck Thursday morning as a pro- est against wages they termed less han union scale. J. E. Pyle Con- tructioii Company was hiring car- lenters at $1.75 cents an hour he wage listed in the contract pecifications, but the men wantec 2 an hour which they said, was he prevailing union wage In this area and throughout most of Ari a nsas. The men returned to work this norning for $1.90 cents an hour af- *r J. E. Pyle of the constructiot company and A. C. Keeler, genera representative of the carpenter union, reached a settlement 1 night. Charges Withdrawn The compromise wage is the sain as that paid carpenters working 01 hickasawba Courts last year, other low-rent housing project bull by the Blytheville Housing Author ity, Mr. Keeler said. ! A11 the men have returned work. All charges are being with drawn. We expect the job to be completed under the most coop era live terms," Lewis Colvert, job s perintendent, said. Mr. Colvert's brother. Hugh Col vert, assistant job super in tenden had signed affidavits for warrant for the arrest of 11 of the striker charging them with violence whe he attempted to cross the pick) line Thursday morning. The unio had denied any show of violenc on their part and had charged company officials with trying to run over pickets. The charges anrt counter-charges were made to prosecuting attorney H. G. ParUow who ordered the warrants held for further investigation. Injunction Issued An injunction forbidding violence ^interference with any one wish- return "to work was granted mor mug by Judg*• Amazing'Story MAfomProgress Related by Solon JCS Tell of Advance, But Price Says Soviets Also Improved Bomb WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. CAP)— The Joint Chiefs of Staff have tes- ified that an "amazing advance In cience of weapons" has been made within the last year, Senator O'Ma- loney <D-Wyo) said today. But on the other side of the Cap- lol Rep. Price (D-IH) said Russia las more, bigger and tetter atom jombs than previously believed. Price, a member of the Senate- louse Atomic Energy Committee, vas urging futllely that part of deep slash made by the House appropriations committee in civil de- !ense funds be restored. Price said "there is no question" I hat Russia has more and bigger bombs than the U.S. expected, and an atomic attack "which is entirely possible" would cause 1,000,000 casualties in a dczen cities. Brighter Side Painted O'Mahoney, chairman of a Senate appropriations subcommittee, painted a brighter picture; he told reporters the U.S. Is making the fullest possible use of scientific weapons -i- including the atomic bomb. The present armed forces bill, he added, includes $1.472,000,000 for further research arid development in the three armed services branches. The top military command, he said earlier, has assured Congress "the Russians would find It a very, Reds Increase Anti-U.S. Propaganda Assault 'Hatred to Multiply/ Enemy Radio Claims MUNSAN, Korea, Aug. 21. (AP)—Communist protests and anti-American propaganda were stepped up today as a joint Allied-Communist subcommittee held its fifth session trying to break the deadlock in Korean truce talks. SHIP 'DRYDOCKED' BY HURRICANE—Blown across the harbor at Kingston, Jamaica, and onto dry land, this vessel is inspected by persons passing the ship on road at left after a tropical hurricane swept the area The storm left more than 100 dead in Jamaica and roared on to lash the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.- (AP Wirepholo). kefortified Hurricane Storms For Oil Fields MEXICO CITY, Aug. 21. <AP)—A recertified tropical hurricane with a 130-miIe-an-hour wind wallop stormed through the southwest. Gulf of Mexico today toward (he central Mexican coast and Its oil fields. Red China's Pelplng radio said tonight that the killing of a Chinese soldier In the Kaesong neutral zone 'will rouse still greater hatred of American Imperialism among Korean and Chinese peoples." The Teds formally charged the Chinese \va.s killed in an ambush by United Nation troops. The U.N. command denied this; said it was Scoi -JMc\a nder—will wffeen O*ceola s Troop 22; court of honor at the Community Building. Steve. Ralph, advanceenmt; chalr : man for, : SoutrI Mississippi County, will preside over.the court. Other- awards which will be made tonight include Star badge to '. Charles . Ferguson and Life badges to Buck Alexander and Jake Morris. . ", : ' . Len Taliaferro and Bill Elias will become First Class Scouts at the -• court. A number of merit badges will be awarded, also. Emmett Wilson is Scoutmaster • nd Richard Ferguson la assistant scoutmaster. very sad affair if they attack us now." "And They Know It" "I say to you without equivocation," O'Mahoney said, "we have the air power now that can deliver a most serious blow to any potential enemy—and they know it." He would not say what this air strength was. This is secret, information that should remain secret, he said. The subcommittee is nearing the end of hearings on a House-approved bill providing $56,000,000.000 for the armed services. Of that, nearly $20,000,000,000 is for the Air Force and its 95-wing present goal. The Air Force now has slightly un- or s groups:' A wing .18 to Ti planes, depend-: Overnight it had regained most of the force with which it raked Jamaica last Friday and took 155 ives. Along Mexico's tropical eastern short on the- Gulf, Tampico and Veracruz, the country's two biggest rts, took precautions. But the hurricane—if it kept its present course during the day—was due to hit the mainland " about ucks entered area after thfe injunction wifcSgriai eti, but fe\v L meii crossed the picket j lines although ("he tarpenteis told i reporter they would not try to ,top anyone. Almost 100 men were off the Job! during 1 , the four work-days the I strike was in progress, Mr. ColvertJ said. The carpenters picketed day i and night for five days. Perniscof County's 1st £ptton Bale Is Ginned At Caruthersville Pemiscot County's first cotton bale of the 19S1 season was ginned yesterday atfcrnoon , at the *^Riverside Cotton Gin in Caruth- ^rsvitle. The first bale was grown by Bill Thornton who farms for L.K. Van AusdaiJ three miles west of Caruthersville. The bale, which weighed 360 pounds, was ginned from HOO pounds of seed cotton. Tne cob- ton was of the D.P.L. variety. 12 Men Killed In Jet Crash Twin Brothers • Among 'Victims 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (CST). Both expected to be-on the outer fringes of the storm. The weather bureau said the full force was headed for the Tuxpan- Naulla area. Tuxpan is an oil port of aboul 13,000 population about 135 miles up the coast from Veracruz. Nautla is a small town on the coast be- Traiiic Survey For Bridge Set Four-State Check For Mississippi Span To Start Tomorrow halfway between the ports between I tweeii Tuxpan and Veracruz. U.S. to Push Exports OfCottorv-Brarinan Weather Late News Briefs- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Mobilization chie£ Charles E. Wilson today Installed a new bottleneck buster —Clay P. Bedford—to speed lagging output of tanks, jet engines and nearly 100 other military items. TOKYO—The Peipinj; radio today quoted a Shanghai news- pa p cr as saying that if .Tapa n sifrns a peace treaty without Red China and Kussia it will mean "a declaration of war/ against (hcs^ two countries." . WASHINGTON— Senators McMahon (D-Conn) and Fiilbright (D-Ark> moved today to give the "point four" program back to the state department in a pending S7,499.000.0CO foreign "aid bill. FORT DIXKjf" , Aug. 21. (&>— A lame-enveloped Jet plane -raining :iery death as it fought a losing battle for altitude— plowed into a roup of soldiers yesterday. Twelve men,-' including twin brothers, were killed. Twenty-one other soldiers were burned or injured as the T-33 air force trainer plane crashed moments after taking off from nearby McGnire air base. The plane's two- man crew perished in the wreckage. Among the dead soldiers were Pvts' George W. and Robert W Poole, 22-year-old twins from Camden, N. J., who were inducted into the army about four months ago. George was killed instantly. - - .,-WASHINQTON, Aug. 21, (APJ--A 'delegation of. southern-congressmen reported they were' r assured by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan today that the government will push exports of cotton as a major means of stabilizing declining prices. Senator Russell (D-Gal, 4 : spokesman for the group, said after an hour long conference V7ith Brannan that the government expects exports from this year's bumper crop to run between 5,000,000 and 6,000,000 bales. This would be upwards of 2,000,000 bates more than were shipped abroad last year under a rigid control program, set up after last year's small crop led to fears of a shortage, Russell said exporis of the size contemplated would reduce reserve; to a level which should have : strengthening effect on prices. The delegation called on Brannan to report sidespread grower dissatisfaction with the cotton price situation and to appeal for stronger government price support measures Cotton has dropped nearly 12 cents a pound from a winter peak of 45 cents, largely under (he influence of a crop ol about 17JZ66.- 000 bales. Tlie lawmakers said they got no comment from Brannan to raise the government price support for cot- Sally Rand Has New Fan: Gov. Smith A four-state traffic survey will begin tomorrow to determine the potential earnings of a proposed Mississippi River bridge at Caruthersville. The traffic stud}' and earnings report will cover ferries, bridges am highways on both sides of the river from Cairo, III., to Memphis, J. F (Fat)' Patterson of Caruthersville executive secretary of the Missouri Tennessee Bridge Commission, salt this morning. River soundings at the potcntia site of the bridge somewhere Jus south of Caruthersville also will b made In the near future and ports on these projects are expccte to be announced by Nov. 1, Mi Patterson said. . ,.The«traffic survey-, contract wa jlet tor Deleuw. ...Gather and Com 1 pany of Chicago and Schwelter'an 3 arcel,.a St. Louis engineering .firm jot the Site 'survey conlract. Preliminary .studies and work on the bridge proposal were financed >y $25,000 appropriations by Ten r lessee and Missouri and $100,000 from the federal government. Early estimates indicated the proposed span would cost around $8,300,000. Present plans call for one- fourth of the bridge cost lo be borne by each of the two states, with federal-.funds making up the remaining half. It would be a toll bridge. ''" . . •JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Aug. 21. <AP) —Sally Rand, the girl who pot'nudity on a paying basts, may have Gov. Forest Smith in her audience tonight. The governor said yesterday he had received about 35 letters protesting the fan dancer's appearance at the state fair in Serial! a. And today he announced plans to go to Sedalla this afternoon so he can be on hand for Governor's Day festivities tomorrow. A reporter asked him if he Intended to inspect Sally's show. "That's the reason I'm going tonight," he grinned in reply. robably the work of guerillas. Tuesday's P e I p 1 n g broadcast, uotlng the official Hsinhua New hlnn News Agency, said "he was murdered In American ambush." The broadcast quoted MaJ. Gen. Isteh Fang, a Chinese armistice elegate and member of the joint ibcominfttee, as saying the death f the soldier "will surely harden hlnese volunteers' determination o defend peace." Hours before the broadcast the ubconvmlttce—two Allies and two Communists—met In Kaesong for wo hours and four minutes. Mo're han half that time they spent loring over a, map trying to agree m a military dividing line for ease-fire. Another Session Planned They scheduled another session or 11 a.m. Wednesday (7 p.m. .Tuesday, CST). They made no report on progress. But the U.N, spokesman, Air Force Brig. Gen, William P. Nuck ols, gave some indication little pro ,ress was being made. Nuckols said the Communists al the discussions were "immune" to military logic, "obdurate" In their politically colored demands, "Inscrutable" in presenting them, and 'adamant" to adjustments. Nuckols drew no disLinctins between the attitude Red generals displayed In full negotiation sessions and in subcommittee ineetr Ings. The U.K. spokesman made his comments after Peiping radio said Monday that: "If the American side still stubbornly adheres to Its unreasonable demand of plunder^and rejects the Just an'd reasonable?proposal df our side, an agreement' impossible.'' 1 '- .^-- -.- • Broadcast Is in Detail The broadcast, was a alysis. In typical sharply-worded Communist fashion, oi U.N. demands for a buffer zone along the present battle-line. The broadcast, said: "AM the 'military .logic' of the American side cannot In the least excuse the American aggressive policy nor can It In the least cover up the arrogant, unreasonable and See CEASE-FIRE on Page 12 'This Will Hurt Mt Mar* Than You/ Father Says And Lands in Hospital MISHAWAKA, ;Ind., Aug. 21. (Ft— "This is going to hurt ms worse than It hurts you," said Ellsworth B. Wilson as he started spanking his 10-year-old son, Ellsworth, Jr., for disobedience. It did. During the spanking yesterday, the 43-year-old father knocked over a lamp and suffered a head cut. He was treated in a Mlshaw- aka hospital. Young Ellsworth's injuries were not visible. Ark.ins.i-, Partly cloudy with scattered thunders ho wcrs I his COOLER afternoon and tonight and in south portion Wednesday. Cooler In north and central portions this afternoon fc^jd tonight and in south and east portions • Wednesday. Missouri forecast: Fair north, partly cloudy south, this afternoon or tonight; few scattered thunder- sowers extreme south this afternoon; Wednesday generally fair; cooler tonight and warmer west por- ! WASHINGTON — Chairman George (D-Ga.) said today the lax-writing Senate finance com- irillrc probably will retain the SiD7,fIOO.!)00 *amblinr tar voted by the House. Britain Cancels 50-50 Iranian Oil Proposal LITTLE ROCK—Election of officers and consideration o f resolutions today were to close the annual convention of the Arkansas Department American Legion. WASHINGTON" — President Truman indicated today he is about to open a new fight to get from Congress Ihe price and control powtrs he says ar« needed to combat Inflation. New York Stocks Substitute Offered TEHRAN. Iran, Aug. 21. (vPj— Britain's delegate today offered Iran a new proposal to .settle the grave British-Iranian oil dispute and gave the Iranians until noon tomorrow to take It or leave It, New York Cotton T onc j lion Wednesday; low tonight 50s j Amer Tobacco northwest, lower 60s southeast; high Wednesday 80 northeast to middle 80s west and south. Minimum 'this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—95. Sunset today—6:41. Sunrise tomorrow—S:25. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Total since Jan. 1—32.04. Mean temperature (midway be- Urrcii high and lowi- 83. Normal mean lompnnture fnr August—80.2 This Dale Last Vcar Minimum this morning—58, Maximum yesterday—81. Precipitation January 1 to this date last year—4S.53. ' Anaconda Copper Beth Steel . Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . , N Y Central .. Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum , Stndcbaker Standard o! N J 63 1- Texas Corp so 3-4 Sears 53 1-2 u s steel . .". , 4?! . TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 21. (AP)—Britain's representative exploded A surprise in the British-Iranian oil talks today by withdrawing Britain's proposal for settlement of the grave dispute. A brief statement* from the British embassy gave no hint as to whether the talks had actually broken down. One source said it appeared Chief! British Negotiator Richard R. Stokes was trying to force Premier Mohammed Mossadegh to advance a specific counter-proposal to the British offer. In announcing that Stokes had withdrawn his previous offer which provided for setting up a new purchasing agency and what amounted to a virtual 50-50 split In oil profits, the embassy said: "Following a discussion with 'Premier) Mossadegh, Stokes has, with deep regret, come to the con- clu,s ion Ih a t the Persi a n gov ern - mcnt is not prepared lo agree to any arrangements under which 61 5-8- British technicians, contin- 45 3-4! uct * service to Persia was so urgent- 51 3-4 Hy asked for by Mossadegh, would 69 5-8 i be prepared to remain" to super[10 ; vise the nationalized oil industry. 59 7-8 j Earlier, Premier Mossadegh talk- 49 5-8: ed for an hour with Stokes and 69 1-4: America's trouble-shooting W. Av- 17 3-4;ercIl Harrtman about the d«ad- 33 3-41 locked issue. 67 5-8: 41 I 22 1-4 L 35 iOsceo/o Leg/on to fleet 26 l-2< 161 5-8 Oct Dec Mar Mav Oct Dec Mar May on or for government purchase of otton for stockpiling purposes. They said, however, that Ihe sec- etary told them the government is xploring the stockpiling suggestion. The lawmakers said they had no ioubt about the legal authority nf he munitions board to buy and lore cotton for future military use. ] Raised Support Opposed Russell said Brannan was opposed to raising the price support for cotton because producers of other crops likely would come in and demand similar treatment. Cotton and most other major crops are being supported at 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a standard for measuring farm prices, declared by law to be equally fair to farmers and those who buy their products. Russell said the secretary told the group hts department Is working with the export-import bank on the matter of extending early loans to See COTTON on Tag* 12 ROHfs Gain But Little In Attack on Ridges U. S. 8TH ARMY HEADQUARTEHS, Korea, Aug. 21. ^AP)—South Korean troops attacked strongly held ridges north of Yanggu behind a curtain o[ artillery fire today, but made little headway. Front line dispatches and official* • •• ... .. ., .— announcements reported the South Koreans seized the ridge of one hill but were swept off two others by Red counterattacks. Associated Press Correspondent George A. McArthur reported from the east-centra I front that battles rngcd throughout the day northeasl and northwest of Yanggu. On the far eastern flank, McArthur said, attacking South Korean troops secured north-south ridgelines near Kansong except for one hill recaptured by a Communist counter-attack Tuesday. Large numbers of Communist troops were reported massing a few miles north of the battlellne above Yanggu, McArthur said there were reports the Reds have committed some of their reserve strength to de- Jaycees Induct 14 New Members; Plan'Vote'Drive Fourteen new members were inducted last night at a meeting of Ihe Junior Chamber of Commerce in the Jaycee club house on North Second Street,. In other action, a "gel-out-the- Anthrax Attack Fatal to Stock In West Missco County Agent- Urges Vaccination against Spread of Disease County Agent Keith. Bilbrey today warned- stock owners in ths vicinity of Big Lake and the St. Francis River basin that an outbreak of anthrax among cattle in West Mississippi County Is serious enough to warrant vaccination of stock, Mr. Bilbrey reported this morning that the disease, highly contagious and fatal to cattle, horses and mules, has wiped out'* portion of a herd of cattle owned by B. S. Simmons of Dell which ha» been pasturing In a wooded area t Btg ; Lake. He stated . that Mr. Sommoni has reported losing between 1$ and 30 head.of cattle to the vdjseas*. '"" Loss Hfay Be Moris' r "Mr. Simmons can't tell Just yet how big his loss Is, as so far'ho 1 has been unable to get all of hl« herd out of Ihe wooded area," Mr. Bilbrey said. "The herd hat been pasturing in a wooded area at the lake and has been allowed to roam." He stated that the disease that killed Mr. Simmons' cattle was diagnosed as anthrax by Dr. N. G. Jerome, Blytheville veterinarian. However, Dr. Jerome could not b« " reached by telephone this morning for comment. "1 am assuming that the dls- 'se came out ol Missouri as several weeks ago i was Informed that there was an outbreak of anthrax In neighboring Southeast Missouri counties," the county agent said. Spread by High Water The disease was spread into Arkansas by floodwaters that recently plagued that state and portions of which emptied into Big Lake and other St. Francis River tributaries. "I am advising all stock owner* in the Big Lake vicinity and In the St. Francis River basin to hav» their stock vaccinated against the disease," he said. Mr. Bilbrey said vaccination against anthrax has been found to be highly successful, The county agent said he had been informed that another case of anthrax was reported in the Luxora fend the craggy ridges. Replacements poured steadily Into Red lines during the four-day battle. Allied artillery hammered them incessantly. Fog hampered air support. Small Red patrols attempted to infiltrate the Allied battle line. Only light contacts were reported along Ihe rest of the Korean front. South of the Kaesong neutral zone on the western front. Reds nilrled 100 rounds of mortar fire at a U.N. patrol. vile" drive was discussed. The club plans to hold the drive to encourage voters to purchase poll tax receipts by the Oct. I deadline. The receipts are required before a voter may participate in the local elections In November and the congressional and presidential elections next year. Plans also were made to start a drive Lo sell tickets to the Rogers Brothers Circus appearance being sponsored here Sept. 13 by the Jay- \ cces. The club also heard a description of the new Jaycee War Memorial Building in Tul:-a, Okla., by E. A. Rice, Jr., former Blytheville resident now a member of the Tulsa Jaycces, and a report on the slate board meeting | n Little Rock Sunday by Bryce Layson, state director. vicinity earlier this month but that he was unable to confirm this report as he was attending an Extension Service school at the University of Arkansas at the time. Open Hi?h Low Clos 3456 3469 3436 3466 3453 3466 3453 3460 3458 3470 3458 3467 3456 3464 3451 3463 Open High Low Close 3449 3416 3454 3463 3458 346R 3464 3449 3446 3 450 3453 3*56 3451 3465 3460 Pemiscot to Dedicate Hospital Sunday Pemiscot County's 50-l»d. half-I Paul C. Jones, member of the House million dollar Memorial Hospital is ot Representatives Tor the Soulh- to be dedicated Sunday and opened /or its first patients Monday, Hos- The Mack Glider American Legion Post al O:-ccola is to elect officers tonight during a special meeting to he held at radio,station KOSE. The Soybeans pital Administrator Lynn RobcrLs said this morning. Construction of the hospital, the only one In Pemiscot County, began in 1919. It Is located on a six-acre liacl in Hayti and is on Highway 61 Just north of the Intersection ol Highway 84 and 61. cast Missouri district, will be Ihe principal speaker. The Rev. Floyd Rep ........ 'iX>>, Nov ........ 275 S < Jan ........ 218'i Mar ....... 230' 285' 371 ' 274' 6( J-8 meeting is scheduled for 7:30 pjn.'May 282 .2T?>. Close 283-80U 21S'i-'S 278'.i-18 280U 28J BrowerJ pastor" of Eastwood Memorial Methodist Church In Caruthersville. will deliver an address and give the dedicatory prayer. Board lo Be Introduced The Rev. Dr. .1. T. Spurlin of the Haytl Baptist Church will give the Invocation and the benediction will be said by the Hev. Falher Joseph H. Hucls ol Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Carmtiersvllle. S. Crews Reynolds, president of the hospital's Board of Trustees, and other members of the board at 3 o'clock will be Sutc Senator ! will be introduced at the ceremonies J. f. Patterson of Caruthersville. i as vull the members of th« county (See pholn-rcalure o;i Page Master of ceremonies at the dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon court and Dr. Buford Hamilton of the State Health Department. Open house will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from afler the dedication to 5 p.m., Mr. Robert* said. Chief of staff for the hospital is Dr. W. H. Ltmbaugh of Hayti. chief of medicine is Dr. C, D. Kaiser of Hayti, and chief of surgery is Dr. | C. C. Casile of Caruthersviile. | Eight Names Kmi»lo>eiJ Eight nutses have been rmnloyeJ so far and some more ave expected. Mr. Roberts said. There are 17 em- ployes of the hospital other than the medical staff. All physicians in Pemiscot County and in Porlaseville. which is on S«r HOSPITAL on «*« « Manila Plans Community Day Friday MANILA. Aug. 21 — Schools and the responsibilities of local districts in their support will keynote Manila's second Community Day. which will get under way at 9 a.m. Friday. * faiss Willie Lawson. Dean Whits- side and A. W. Ford all of Little Rock, and Rep. L. H. Autry, superintendent of Burdette Schools will be the principal speakers. They will explain responsibilities of the local district and lead discussions on this oroblem, ; - Manila' citizens are paying a 30- mill school lax but the Board o{ Education is seeking a 50-mill rate to meet demands of the five-school district. Appearing on the program will be Mrs. Fredta Smith and her 80-gtrl chorus who recently won a local amateur contest. Parents vlll be permitted to visit all school buildings. Lunch wlU be served at the school cafeteria at noon. The first Community Day, which more than 600 pitrons attended, wa/ held August 18, 1944.

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