The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 10S BlythevlUc Dally Mem BlytbevUl* Courier BhUieville Herald Mississippi valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSA S AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1949 TWELVE PAGES Remodeled Bank PlansOpenHouse tomorrow P.M. Fint National Adds Directors' Room in Expansion Proggim Tht First National Bank here will hold open house tomorrow from 4 until 10 p.m. when all departments will be open for Inspection to display re.suUs of a yearlong redecoration program and installation of new banking equip' ment. To announce this open house. 9,- OOo 12-page booklets were printed and distributed to residents of the area described by it as the "Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Mis smiri Delta." Th« recently-completed redecoration program was carried out in every department of the bank and included construction of two additional rooms as well as installation of new office and bookkeeping equipment. To entertain out-of-town bauk- *rs Invited to Inspect the remoriel- rd bank, a "Bankers' Buffet" wil' be held from 5 until 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hut. Invitations to the "Bankers 1 Buffet" were sent to bank executives throughout Northeast Arkansas anc Authea<-t Missouri and In Mem- TPifs, Chicago and St. Louis. Abou' 300 visiting bankers are exepcted. Trade Area Stressed Nearly half of the booklet distributed, by the First National Bank U devoted to descriptions of the two-state irea as a trade territory and Blytheville as the trade center of it A.B. Reese,' executive vice president of the bank, said the booklel was published to call attention U Blytheville and the surroundini territory as a trade area. Bnpha.siR was laid on this ra ther th^.n on the bank, he said, be cauxe presentation of the area as a trade territory was more beneficla to businesses in it than promolioi of any one institution. "It waj printed as a medium o «p«ninff up this area as a trad territory arid calling attention U Blytheville," Mr. Reese said. In preparing the booklet, he said, i waj dveided to name this relates two-statu" aieaT,he "N^ilieait" Avlc SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Rental Controls To Continue Here Decision by Chicago Judge l-o Go Before U.S. Supreme Court Invalidation of Ihe 1949 federal rent control extension act by a federal judge in Chicago yesterday will not automatically remove controls ill Blytheville and other cities similarly situated, !(, was disclosed today. A government attorney said that ihe Chicago decision will be appealed to the United States Supreme Court lor a final decision by that tribunal and that areas r.ow under control wil 1 . remain under juiisdic- "-- of-tlie bc\>ing t -pertitei-; Tfghe » REMODELED BANK LOBBY—This Is how fhe lobby of the First*. National Bank in Blytheville looks after a year-long redecoration project which included renovation of the entire building and the addition of a new Bookkeeping Department and a Board of Directors conference room. This photo shows the executive office space (left) opposite the tellers' cages. Entrance to the bank is shown in the background. »nsi* »nd Southeast Missouri Del- E- Woods. ta." -.The counties included in this j A petition for decontrol of Biy- *» are Mississippi, Craighead, Poi;uett. Greene and Clay in Ark• n^u and Dunklin, -Pemiscot, New Madrid. Mississippi, Scott and atoddarrt in Missouri. A map of this • rea. la included in the booklet. . jm - Citr h Ollon Tradinf Ontrr ™ A lit tie -known fact pointed out in the booklet, Mr. Reese said, is that Blytheville is the fifth largest in- See BANK on jure 8 Body of Child, V/ho Drowned Sunday, Found The body of Hazel Wilbanlu. 15. r«s removed today from the Mississippi River south more than 20 miles of Osceola, down river water for almost .It was recovered. Brave! pit south from where she was pulled under by a strong current about two miles south of the Bsrfleld road levee Sunday afternoon. The girl's body had been in the 48 hours before Workmen at a of Osceola discovered the body afloat about 1:30 ».m. today, but the body was not removed until shortly before noon. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by Ihe Rev Claude Smith; PC Uec .tal minister, and ^burial will be In Dogwood Rlrtgc * Sheriff William Berrymnn ac- comnanled th» funeral attendants scene, ind coroner E. M theville is pending before the City Council but it was suggested today In. unofficial circles that the situation probably would retain its present sU'.us pending final action in Chicago case. A hoirsinsr survey was conducted here recently by a representative of the regional housing office in Dallas and the suggestion of thc Blytheville area board with tlie result that the investigator reported (a Mr. Woods in Washington that the need continues for more houses in the city Petitions Before Council Earliei the Blytheville real estate men and others petitioned the city council to decontrol rents. This petition and a protest by the Dud C.-uon Post of the American Legion arc pending before thc council. It was pointed out that the City Council could act on the petition mid protest and if it granted the petition for control might brin;. about earlier decontrol than would be posdble i[ the U.S. Supreme Court affirms the decision by the Chicago judge. Judge E.R. Shaw in Chicago held that Congress should not have delegated powers to decontrol to city councils and state authorities and a* t the same time ruled that this action nullified the entire act tending rental controls by the housing expediter. fn Li'tle Rock yesterday it was ststod that thc Chicago ruling did not charge the status of any areas which were decontrolled prior to Burglar Suspects Fail Into Arms of Officers By Gtotft Clark Courier News Staff Writer A shrewd piece of police work by Sheriff William Berryman and his force and members of the Arkansas state Police, that bore all the earmarks of a detective story thriller, last night netted tliree Chicago men wanted in Mississippi and Pemiscot Counties on safe cracking charges. Tlie three .men Martin Lane, 39,+ : Harry Smith 29, and Jack Barg, all of Chicago; were arrested last night when they walked into a, neatly- arranged trap at the Suttoh's Tourist Court in Qsceola after being sought hy Arkansas and Missouri authorities and the FBI on the safe cracking charges for a month. Smith and Lane are beinfc held in the county jail here and Barg in the county Jail at Osceola awaiting forma] arraignments. Manila Couple Arrested A MaJiilfi man. Thomas Kersey Marrow, 29. and his wife, Opal Lee Marrow, formerly of Blytheville, are also being held in connection ."•hereabpnts of..^ar?. Smith and Lane, but they refused. But a Chicago telephone number at which Barg could he located was learned by the FBI and Sheriff Berryman then dreamed up his idea. A Bh'thcville woman. whose name was not revealed, was persuaded by thc officers to call the Chicago number posing as Mrs. Marrow. She told/Barf that her husband (Marrow, was in Mississippi but another job lined up with the safe jobs. They were arrested in Salinas, Calif., July 15 and returned here July 21. Sheriff Her- j Wfls ara| ryrnan said. Marrow is being held c^,^,-,.™ in Mississippi County and wanted thc three men to bring their tools and come to O.sceola. to Rendezvous Ba here and his wife at Osceola. The Tour men and the woman were wanted for safe burglaries at the Bob Wilmoiith Grocery in Etowah where S3.GOO \va.s reported taken and at the Stanley Merchantile Company near Hayti. Mo., whero a safe containing approximately $2,000 was taken. The Chicago trio was hired into the trap on what an officer with 'an excellent piece that was directed the FBI called of police work" by Sheriff Berryinan. Sheriff Berryman explained it this way: Arkansas and Missouri officers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been searching for the 1 three Chicago men and Mr and i and n rendezvous at Cabin No. 3 at jt Courts. The three men were to arrive in O.sceola at 10 o'clock last night. Tlie cabin was then rented In the name of Mrs. Marrow Fearing tha^ the new.s of Mar- See TRAPPED on Page 12 County's Polio Cases Top 100 Steele, Mo., Girl Dies in Isolation Hospital in Memphis Poliomyelitis struck rive mor victims yesterday in Mississlpp County bringing the total numbe of cases to 101, all is believed tc have caused the death of a forme Blytheville girl who had moved t Steele, Mo. Military Rites Here Sunday for Sgt. John A. Stark Military honors are to be conducted .it 4 p.m. Sunday for SSgt. John A. Stark, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E Stark of Gosncil. by the American Legion Dud Cs Post the decision by action of city councils New York Cotton to the Holt said that no inquest would be needed. Tlie accident nccu-ed about 1 pm Sunday, the child's father, Raymond Wilbanks. said today, when Mrs. Wilbanks. her two small sons. Ha7el. and two friends. J, Warren j Oct. . 2MB and Johnnv Coleman. both about i Dec 2954 19. were at Iheirtver. The yoimir Men. ...... 2947 >945 pconle were nlayVitr around a log. i vi- n y and lh" elrl tost her rooting; and I j| V fe'l Into thc water. Vouiie Warren dived into the water. b"l was unsuccessful in his re^i'c attempt. Tlip "Ten' and the two brothers '"ly and Russell, are Ihn survivors Mr. and Mrs Wilbnnks have bern livlne on Ihe Lee Wilson Farm No 32. near Armorel. since January Thev had nrevlously lived near ^iThe child wr born In Mississippi New York Stocks ClisiliBr Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler National Distiller's' !.. O.>n Electric ' -> Motors .. ' ,,'', •••zc-nen- Ward ... Y Central hit Harvester Sears Roebuck Republic Steel .. „ Prdlo • 'H- Vacuum ,.... • c"v.:uer St ndard of N j ... Test* Cocp Oct. Kii!h Low 2953 2948 >945 2935 2930 2879 2873 2673 2662 Last 2957-58 2054 2947B 2934 B 2S78N 2613 Sovbeans CHICAGO. July 26 (API—Soybeans: High Low Close Nov 230 226^1 227-26*i Dec 2'9'i 225'i 226-26 1 ; Mar 228 225 226-25'i North Arkansas and South souri and AI one time had them Mrs. Marrow ever since a few days | and the National Guard Unit, fol- after tlif- Elowah robbery. Officers | lowing rites at the Cobb Chapel had trailed them through much of by the Rev. Carl Castleman, pastor Mis- of the Gosnell Baptist Church. The soldier's body is due to arrive with [.. military escort from New York Saturday. He was killed in Germany July 19. 1944, when he was 19. He wa.s born in Pocahon- ta.s, but moved to this area at the age of two, and In January, 1943, enlisted in the United States Air Corps, and was overseas about a year before his death. He Ls survived by his parents, five brothers, Edward. Bernard, and Jack Stark, all of Gosnell. Herman Stark of State Springs. Miss., and James Slark of Ociona Beach, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Knlh- erine Morris of Odona Beach, and Mrs A7ne.s Sweet of Gosnell Burial will be at the Dogwood Ridijp Cemetery, and the Cobb Funeral Home will be in charge of ar- tocated in a Walnut Ridge Hotel but they escaped w r hen a telephone call notified them that officers knew .nf their whereabouts. FBI Enters Invrsll^ation A charge of illegal flighj to avoid prosecution, a federal charge, was filed asainst the suspects in order that the FBI might be brought in on the case. With thc federal authorities included, a check was then made on their mril and it was roon learned that Marrow and his wife were In Salinas. Caliolrnia authorities were notified and the couple was arrested. Mr. and Mrs. Marrow were returned to Blytheville by Sheriff's Deputies Dave and Edgar Young of Osceola. on the sly in hopes that the two would tell officers the The situation over the state, how ever, was somewhat encouraging Fewer new cases were being report ed. according to the Associate Press in Little Rock. But in Pern iscol County In Missouri, five case were listed over the weekend bring i'*: to 'J5 the !:uni!Sa''Jji that coirn Miss Edna Lou Rogers of Steele who attended Blytheville Hlg: School as a sophomore and a Jim ior. died yesterday in a Mcmpht hospital. She was the daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rogers. He death had "ot been definitely trac ed to polio, but doctors still wer investigation Ihe cause and ha. indicated thai polio probably wa the cause. All of the five victims of attack reported yesterday and early toria have been sent to the Unlvcrsit Hospital In Little Rock for treat ment. one child, Anna Wheeler. 3 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wheeler of 565 East Rose Strce was returned to her home, afte hospital authorities diagnosed he case as "very mild polio." Other new cases included: Six. year old Kay Shcarln. 1123 Wes Ash Street In Blythevtllc; Lou Melvin, 6, of Armorel, Geon nan 10, of near Reiser; and Willie Bradford. 6. Negro, of the Clea Lake Community. New Wave of Cases In MJsM-n Kay's case was diagnosed as pol yesterday and she was sent Iin mediately to the Little flock ho pital. She is the daughter of M and Mrs W. C. Shearin and Will Bradford Is thc stepson of Isra Dickson, and his case was also d agnosC(| yesterday. Louis Melvin Is the stepson D.J. Grcndennlng of Armorel, and was taken to Little Rock this mo:nine Gcon Ramcy Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Ramcy, Today's report Is the largest to be reported In any single day for several weeks. Previously unrcport- cd cases had ocasslonaly accounted for abrupt Jumps, but ail of today's Move Launched to Cut Arms Aid in Half as Economy Fight Grows over Recovery Funds Tempers Sfiort n Dispute over ERP Allocation WASHINGTON, July 26. (fl>|—A tort-tempered, irritable Senute iidcrt deeper today Into A bitter Ispule over Ihe $5,123,000,000 for- len aid proRrnni. The slrnin of tlie long session as beginning to show In the de- ale which centered on money for he second year of the European recovery Program. Senators .snapped at each other tiBi'Hy late yesterday over an Issue hat few hud thought would cause ripple. The major Issues were yet 3 come. Tlie Senate voted $344.000 to Veep Congressional "watchdog" com- ulttee checking on recovery spend- ng. But not before Majority Leader Lucas of Illinois stirred up wordy scrap by trying—mid falling —to have the funds cut to $200.000 On top of this Senator Ellendcr D-l,a) had his colleagues bnz/.hif over his report that the Marshal an is threatened with failure because of a reported reeling ihn American policy in Europe Is doml- latcrt by Great Britain. Ellendcr is Just back from a triv. o Italy, where he attended a World Health Congress. Criticizes Britain He told friends his trip convinccc lim Euro[le can't recover unless (It Germany Is pulled back to recovery; m Europe produces good, at prices the people can ultord to lay; (3) and currencies arc mad convertible from one Europeai country to another, "The rest of Europe Ls willing t< work out stabilized, convertible cur rcncles," Ellendcr told a reporter "but Britain won't go along." Senate leaders had stubborn op position in their fight to eliminate amendments tagged onto the for eign aid bill by the Senate Appro prlatlgns Committee:' Britain was the target for the ileavies, barrage of criticism. Sena tor Kem (R-Mo) has offered an amendment to deny EGA money ti any nation which in the future na ttonallzes any basic Industry. His attack is centered on the pollcie: of the British Lalror government. Another hard fight is expected over the aid-for-Spaln nmcndmen which would in efTccl draw Spall Into the Eurojiean Recovery Pro gram. Republicans Rap Jncertainty over Adjournment Date WASHINGTON. July *. fAP) —House Republicans demanded today an end to the uncertainly over the dale for adjournment of Congress. And If things aren't cleared up in a hurry, they hinted, they may fight any move to keep the Senale and House In session after July 31. Thai Ls tlie adjournment deadline fixed by the 1946 Congressional Reorganization Act. Republic!!!! Leader Martin of Massachusetts told re]K>rter.s he would demand a showdown tomorrow by publicly asking the Democratic leadership what It intends to do. Specifically. Martin sntd. he will ask Speaker Rayburn if H is tlie intention of the Democrat.'! to follow the July 31 deadline set In the reorganization act. If tltey don't Intend to follow 11. Martin wil] want to know why, and how much longer the session will last. Martin's rjuestlon won't take Rayburn by surprise. For several weeks the leaders have been debating whether the reorganization act's 'provision is binding this Vear because technically Hie nation still is at war. are new cases. Three convalescents from Mississippi County have been admitted to the Convalescent Center at Jacksonville for further treament. They are David Joe Duncan. 3, who has Slight Drops in Prices of All Fuels Except Coal Are Noted in Blytherille Slight drops in prices have become apparent in nearly every type fuel In the Blytheville nrea except one—coal. And with John L. Lewis' miners on a three-day work week, local 37 1-2 j coal distributors don't know Just .. 61 7-8 what Ihc situation will be In re- 69 7-8 28 U-8 28 1-8 51 19 1-8 53 1-21 sard to their prices pllher 10 1-8 this summer or in the fall. K 1-4 40 3-8 later One dealer here said coal prices usually drop about 10 or 20 cents per ton In May and then rise 10 1-2 gradually through the summer. 15 1-2; "We dralers don't know just what 23 1-2; to do right now." he said, and 67 1-8 I pointed out that the situation will U 1-11 not be cl«rified until Uie miners sign a new contract with operators. Thc outlook Is considerably better for consumers on other local fuel fronts. Distributors report they have already initiated cuts of a half cent per gallon on Diesel fuel and kerosene. Most of them seemed to feel tlie reduction would last only through August, however. Both propane and butane distributors said their products had undergone two-cent cuta since last winter. That the present lower nrices tvn,,M „ - H .V , t ' IK - L ^ a ' by the distributors. Government Defeats Rcvo/t Try in Ecuador QUITO, Ecuador, July 26. Tlie government of President Galo Plaza Lasso said It smashed a revolt attempt today. Arrny trooi»s beat down an attempt to attack the presidential palace. A government announcement said the revolutionists were led by Col. Carlos Mancheno, former dictator. Guayaquil a major port for Ecua- aor. was quiet. One group of rebels In Quito, thi nation's capital, tried to attack the presidential palace while Mancheno made an effort to take control of a group of army tanks. The gov- icrnmcnt announcement said "both maneuvers" failed In the face of red likely [quick action by the army and civi- lli*n tutboriUet. been a^ the University Hospital since July 2. the son of Delbcrt Duncan, 2147 Rose Street; Teddy McClcan, 2. son of Mr. and Mrs. Roderlch McClean of Kciscr; and a three year old Negro child. Rlithte Mae Brooks, daughter of Henry anti Elizabeth Brooks of Blytheville. Former Blytheville Girl Dies Miss Rogers, of Steele. Mo., fatality, died a few minutes after arrival at Isolation Hospital In Memphis yesterday, and her death has not yet been definitely laid to polio, but post-mortem checks were bem? made today. While In school here Miss Rogers was maid to thc football queen, a member of the Garden Club and thc Girls Basketball team, and her father was superintendent of maintenance engineers at the Blytheville Army Air Field. She graduated from Steele High School In 1948 and attended Baylor college at Waco. Tejc., last year, where she was majoring in designing. Her survivors Include her parents, a brother, Don, nine, and a sister Pat, seven, and an uncle J. W. Flanagan of Blylhevtllc and »n aunt, Mrs. Thelm* Atkins, also of Blytheville. She was born In Eric, Okla., from where she moved to Blytheville She had lived In Blytheville at one time previously to the time she •M rauo •• r«c* u Missco to Send County Auditor to Highway Meeting Mississippi County will be rcpre sented at a meeting tomorrow c State Highway Department offlcia' and the Arkansas Association c County Judges in Little Rock I assemble data for a new federal aid program for secondary roads. It was disclosed today by County Judge Roland areen. Judge Green said that p. E. Cooley. counly auditor, would attend the meeting which has been called by J. C. Baker, state highway director. Judge Gran said he would be unable to go to Little Rock tomorrow because ot the open house arranged for tomorrow afternoon by the remodelled Kirst National Bank of Ellythevlllc. He is a director of the ank. Tiic data which is being compiled for the 75 counties In Arkansas will be lorwarded to a Senate committee considering legislation for federal aid to local highways. Mr. Baker said in announcing Ihc meeting. The highway officials and the county judges will discuss thc number of miles in each of thc county road systems, thc condition of these roads and the amount of money on hand for constructioti of county roads. Negro Suspect Nabbed by Police Five Places Entered But Little Obtained; Accomplice Sought Two burglars spent a btuy nigh In Blvtheville last nlcht Breaking Into five firms—four of them file plants—but the efforts n«Hed onl S7.7S In cash, some tire tools anc pocket watch. A Negro, who gave his nami : . Joe Jones and his home a Osceola, was In the county Jail in Blytheville today. Officers were stll looking [or his companion. The pair, Chief of Police • Joh ?'oster said, is believed to have en tered the Esso Standard Oi] Co the Ailen Petroleum Co.. Gulf Re fining Co. — all located on Eas Highway 18 — and the Blylhevlll Propane Co. and the Okay Rubhe Co. on North Highway 61. The Okay Rubber Co. apparent! was the first firm burglarized, Chle Foster sntd. Here the burglars go the tire tools r'ld watch. The Alle Petrocum Co. was burglar!7ed < S7 in change and 75 cent's wr taken from tlie Gulf Refining C Nothing was obtained from th Standard Oil bulk plant office an the safe In the Blytheville Propar Co was damaged but unopened. Vogrom Seen As Acid Test of •oreign Policy WASHINGTON, July 20. f/p> — .nniihllcan hncknr.s of military aid 3r Wo.stcrn "uropc moved today 0 cut by more than half President 'niman's $1.-550,000,000 foreign rms program. Greeted with a storm of Critt- iKtn, Ihc President's proposal secm- 1 to hnve Leaded the bipartisan orclgn pnltcy toward one ol tw cverest tests In Congress. Senators Vrmdc-nbcrg (R-MIch) nd Dulles m-NY), who have tak- n active parts In trying to keep hat policy nlive, were obviously rkct! I hut the StiUc Department md ignored their advice to submit inly n, lokon arms program to a Congress nlrcady fretting about oreign spending. They felt f ?iiLSclve.s open to at- nck from GOP colleagues on the :round thnt the administration iccmcd to be making cooperation 1 one-way street. AHrrnatlvr Plan Sought Nevertheless, the two were reported working with Rep. Voryi Fl-Ohlo) on an alternative plan. Jnder it Congress might be asked o approve a $17.000,000 outlay to 'orwnrd $450,000.000 In surplus mll- tnry eriiiipment to North Allnntlo signers and make about $200,100,000 morn available to buy new iriulpmcnt Tor them at home and abroad. This would be In addition to nbout $325,000,000 to continue armt aid for Greece and Turkey, th« amount the President asked. Thus the total cash outlay under ,he Alternative plan would be lesi han half of the total sought I3j Mr. Truman. He also asked th« $77.000,000 for repairing, packaglns nnd shipping surplus supplies along with about $1.000,000,000 for new ef]ulment for eight Atlantic Pact signers. This alternate proposal, Jusl taking shape, represented the first move toward compromising a program thnt sttrrert a «torm of criticism from both Democrats imd Republicans. The criticism was heavier fn volume than the approval Mr. Truman 1 * plan got from ftH- mlnlstratlon .qiip-jrteri! when he formally submitted It yesterday. As an example. Senator Georgfl fD-Gnl. who has gone along on most of Mr. Truman's foreign policy moves, charged that an effort Is being made "to stampede Congress Into quick action." Prograni Ready Tn submitting the proposal. President Trumin told Congress he was covering only "the most pressing needs for military aid." But Senator Dulles told a reporter the nrms program has been ready. In nhoul the form In which It WRK submitted, .or six montha or mnre. He jsntrf Uils delay demonstrated, to him at least, that the program was not so pressing It couldn't wnlt until Europe's needs are chart- Chief Poster finld Nl«ht Patrol- 1 ed by the North Atlantic Defense ouncil. This body U to be set up tnlcr the pact ratiried by the Senate lost wceV. Tn suhmltltiiR the program, the mrm Hubc Elliott saw two men standing in front of Hie Allen Petroleum hut they fled when he approached. Doffs from the county penal farm nnd the Caruthcrsvlllc sheriff's office were used to hunt the men hut didn't find them. A shoe was found near one of the oil plants. Jones v:as arrested on East Main Street by Nlghl Patroman V. K. TomHnson. The Ne^ro was barefooted and carrying a bnx containing the tire lools nnU the watch, officers sakl, Blast Kills 18 in Spain TOLEDO, Spain. July 26. OTi—An explosion in an Army munitions clump last midnight kilted at least 18 persons and injured 27. The blast, at Taranenn, 50 mtles southeast of Madrid, rie.sLroycrt many houses In the town of 60.000. Fifth Airline Seeks Routes Serving This Area But Both Bypass Blytheville DENVER. July 28— Wj— Continental airlines has filed an application with the Civil Aeronautics Board for authority to begin service to 28 cities on routes certified In 1947 to thc Parks Airlines. The Parks company has not begun service. iTwo proposed St. Louls-to-Mcm- phls routes both bypass Blytheville by a few air miles to the cast and west. One proposed route calls for a stop at Dyersburg, Tenn., and the other contemplates a stop at Jonca- boro. Blytheville has better and larger facilities than cither or these towns. (When Parks Airlines applied for authority to serve towns in trill area, the Blytheville Chamber of Commerece sought to have that airline designate the Blytheville Municipal Airport as a terminal.) Robert Six, Continental president, said his company yesterday filed with the CAB In Washington »n amendment to a previous application filed July 11. It asks for extension of services from its present stations at Kansas City and St. Louis. The proposed routes include: City lutermediau points of Topeka. Rinporin. Chan- utc, Coffeyvllle and Independence, Kas., and Bartlesvlllc and Tllisa. Okla. St. Louis- East St. Louis, ill., via Intermediate points of Hannibal. Mo.—Oulncy. 111.. Port Madison. Burlington, Muscattne. Iowa, nnd co-terminal of Davenport, loa-Mo- Ilnc. ill. St. Louis East, St. Louts, in., via Ky.lntermedlate points Cape Girardeau. Mo., Cairo, III., and fA) beyond Cairo Intermediate points of Paducah, Ky., Dyersburg, Jackson and Memphis. Tenn., (B) beyond Cairo, III., Intermediate points of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jonesboro. Ark., and Memphis. (B) Between St. Louis-East St. Louis and Intermediate points of Jefferson City Springfield, and Joplin, Mo., and Miami and Tulsa. Okla. In Washington, the CAB said yesterday Ihc Chicago and Southern Air lines of Chicago aUo had applied for the Parks routes. Three other lines applied last week for the Z.MO-mlle 41-clty route through eight states. They were mid-continent Air Lines, Kansas City; Ozark Air Unes, Springfield, Mo., and Cectnl Air Unes, oUahom* City. 31-'" Department left Congress In -he dark on the amount and typs of military supplies planned for the ndivldual countries. Department officials Indicated that Information will be Riven to committees in closed door sessions. Forgery Suspect Waives Hearing James H. Snider waived preliminary hearing In Muntcip.1] Court this morning on a charge of forgery and uttering and was ordered held to await Circui Court action with bond set at SI,500. Snider was arrested yesterday and charged with forcing two checks amounting to $22 against the account of C. M. Abbott. Farmer Nominated At Assistant Agri Secretary WASHINGTON. July 2«. W) — President Truman today nominated Knox T. Hutchinson to be assistant secretary of agriculture. Hntchlnson Ls a Murfreesboro, Tenn., Farmer. Weather Arkansas forer.nsl: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with scattered afternoon thundershowcrs. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. A few scattered thundershowers likely extreme north portion tonight. Little change in temperature. Minimum Hit' morning—13. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunset today—7:07. Sunrise tomorrow—5:06. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—.19. Total since Jsn. 1—34.31. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—81. Normal m i for July—81 5. This Onle Last Tear Minimum this morning— 64. Maximum yesterday—86. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —31.71.

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