The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 29, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO* DOMINANT NBWSPAP1R Of KORTMBAST ARKANSAS AltD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 23« fclythevill* bklly N*wt •BlythtvlU* Herald. Valley L**o*r BlythevUU Courier BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1952 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Korean Fighting lackens as Red Assault Is Stopped « SEOUL (AP) — Chinese Reds, stuifg by on« of th« leaviegt Allied air attacks against a single North Korean target since last August, struck back^" l *ty a. group assault on the Central Front last night, Dug-in^;^!? troops drove them ') back in pre-dawri darkness this morning. /,»V Today the war slacked off to verbs! offensive in which the Reds urged Allied soldiers to surrender and enjoy a "big New Year's celebration" in North Korea, Cloudy skies arid snow squalls grounded most U. N. warplanes today and gave the reds a respite from hammering Allied, air blows. Sabre jets patrolled MIG alley but f 6u nd no R ed wa r plan es. ^^The Air Force hurled a 200-plane raid on a sprawling Red supply cqnter near Pyongyang, the North Korean capitol, Sunday, sending " clouds of black smoke billowing 'The Fifth Air Force said its bobbers and fighter - bombers struck hard at tvoop billets, bars racks~ H and, supply buildings. Many : secondary explosions were touched off, indicating ammunition dumps had been hit. Two MIGs Downed Protective Sabre jets destroyed two MIGs, probably destroyed a third and damaged a. fourth, the .Air Force said. 'WkiU. S. B-29 Superforts roarec ' >-kcross, the Sea of Japan Sunday night and dropped 120 tons bgmbs on a Red airfield at Pyongyang. The Superforts cratered 3,800 foot runway, which the Air Force said might be used by nui sance-type Red planes.." B-26 Invaders kept up the pace with attacks against Communis' road and rail traffic. The Air Force - said 35 trucks and 13 box cars werp destroyed ( and one locomotive was damaged.' Rocky Point Hit The Red ground attack hit Al j" lied positions on v Rocky Point, a I spur of Sniper Ridge just before ' midnight Sunday. The Reds h] first with two platoons, then buil up to company strength—about 20 men. For five hours the crack of rifle and machine gun'fire echoed over the frozen Kumlma Ridges before the Communists fell back in the faceibf "massed Allied fire. The Reds" hauled .their loudspeakers" up the'Central Front tonight and Basked ?U. N. troops "•to "come north snd join relatives arid friends. * Previously the Communists have accompanied their propaganda appeals with threats, such as the one , that they would be in Seoul by .-ChrisUnas. No such warnings were |freported tonight. Senators Talk Strategy for T'l'L i r 1 I < Filibuster Fight Action of Solons, If Carried Out, Could Snarl Congress WASHINGTON «J — A strategy neellng called todaj' by four sena- ors could result in tying the 'new Senate into knots within minutes after it convenes Saturday, Sen. Lehman (D-Alib-Ny) sched uled the meeting In his office to discuss the feasibility of attacking the filibuster, the unlimited debate Southern Democrats employ in the Senate to talk to death civil rights bills they traditionally oppose. Meeting with .Lehman will be Sena tors Humphrey (D-Minn), Douglas (D-I11) and Ives (R-NY). All are avowed foes of present Senate rules which they contend permit a small minority to filibuster "and kill civil rights bills they say a majority of senators would vote for. Humphrey conceded that to upset the existing rules are somewhat small. May Change Ruin He said one possible means of attack to be discussed would embrace a motion at the start of the Jan. 3 session to adopt a new set of Senate rules. The Senate long has considered itself a continuing body and lets Its rules stand from one session to another with only occasional changes. ., Humphrey said the attack, if .it comes, would take this-t*ck: 1 A motion to adopt new rules, 2 An appeal iro^j Ir-e r* f siding'fcfc- ficer i expected" ruling that thelno- tion is out of order. Humphrey told a reporter he has no doubfc that the original step Itself would provoke a fililiuster which could last for.' weeks or months, with Southerners using their privilege of unlimited speechmaking to delay a vote until the motion is withdrawn. ffl DOOMED MOTHER AND HUSBAND PRAY — Thomas Garrett and his wife, Jean, join each other In silent prayer at her bedside in a Los Angeles hospital after she underwent a Caesarian section which doctors say will shorten her life. She'is suffering from Hortgkins' disease, an Incurable lymphatic ailment. A son was born to her and both baby and mother are reported In satisfactory condition. (AP Wlrcphoto). Congressional Committees Want Tougher Anti-Red Labor Laws By WARREN ROGERS, JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee backed up a House committee today in coupling a plea to ur ions to toss out any Communist leaders with a call for tougher laws against subversives In organized labo The Senate internal security sub-committee headed by Sen. McCnrran (D-Nev.) issued Its report to th Senate on a four-day hearing at Salt Lake City last October into the leadership of the International Union of Ike to Discuss Legislative Program with GOP Leaders Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers UMM3W. In a statement from "Its head-* --qua r tei'S t the union acci ised McCarran of "acting on behalf of big mine operators In a campaign to behead and dismember this union." The union, now unaffilialed. was expelled by the CIO in 1950 on ihc-r ground that' it followed the Communist party, line. The subcommittee report exhorted the 100,000 number union to rid itse'f of,. Jts present leader- Reds Are Shooting Straighter, Chief of Task Force 77 Says WASHINGTON (AP) — fear Adm. William Dl Johnson, commander of a Navy task force operating off the east coast of Korea, says the enemy has "plenty" of MIG fighters and anti-aircraft fire which is get- Economists Predict — ting heavier and more accurate. Despite that opposition, Johnson sajd, planes from the carriers in his lask force 77 go everywhere in Eastern Korea, right up to fhe Yalu River—sometimes hitting targets on the river a few hundred yards from Manchuria. That calls for precision bombing, Johnson satd. "Our rule is that we do not go after such tar- Bonds Forfeited In Traffic Cases gt ( Bonds were forfeited in five 55,-eekend traffic cases in Municipal Corrt this morning. Forfeiting bonds of {120.25 on charges of driving while Tinder the influence of intoxicating liquor were I-ouisr Maibes and Harry DMley. Pinan Cavhiess forfeited $111.25 bond on the same charge Bonds of SIO on speeding charges were forfeited by Grover Hightower and H. D. Manns. A charge of reckless driving against Louis Gqrdori was entered on the docket. Weather Arkansas Forecast — Increasing cloudiness this afternoon; cloudy and warmer with showers tonight and Tuesday. Missouri Forecast — cloudy and mild tonigju and Tuesday with occasional rain or drizzle southwest tonight, spreading over most of state Tuesday; low tonight In the 30s; hiph Tuesday 40s. Msximum Saturday—45. Minimum Sunday—19. Minimum this morning—25. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today—4:58. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Precipitation 18 hours to 7 a.m.— none. Total precipitation since January Jfi-41.63. T, Mean temperature (midway be- laecn high and low)—37.5. Normal mean temperature for December—*1.9. This Dale Last Year . Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—55. Precipitation January to this dale —57.89. gets unless we have perfect vis- i b i 1 11 y and pilots thoroughly briefed." The admiral's description of the air war as carried on by his carrier-based planes was given in an interview with the magazine U. S. News and World Report, which published It In » copyrighted article today. Johnson was interviewed by a magazine staff editor aboard his ship, Ihc carrier Bon Homme Richard, off Wonsan, North Korea. ~The Air Force and Navy have divided North Korea roughly down the middle, he said, with the former operating in the western half and the Navy In Ihe east. Johnson w T as asked, as commander of the Americans fighting closest to the Manchurlan border, how the Korean conflict can be brought to an end, and he replied: "By fighting It so lhat the enemy will no longer find it worthwhile, or Is no longer able to fight. He did not go into details. Deadline Nears . For Nominating 'Man-of-the Year' Tomorrow night la the deadline for entering nominations for Blytheville's Young Man ot the Year award. All entries must be turned In to either Charles Moore, Junior Chamber of Commerce head of the selection committee, or to the Chamber of Comemrce office in City Hall by midnight tomorrow. Any person may submit a nomination of a Blytheville manjvho Js between the ages of 21 aruTas inclusive. The winner will be selected by an anonymous committee of Blytheville businessmen from nominations submitted. The Distinguished Service Awards banquet, annually sponsored by the Jaycees, is to be held at the Rustic Inn on Jan. 15, Dick White, chairman of the event, announced today. Key Jaycees of Ifc52 -will alio b« honored at the banquet- sp»* kV-J^ ^ ' -J <I..Bar Communists from hold- Ing office In or being employed by i any labor organization, i 2, Permit employers to, fire workers who belong to organizations designated by the attorney general as subversive. AfcCarran introduced such a bill in the last Congress but it died in a judiciary subcommittee. The miners' union. statement said McCarran "aims to wreck this union by the same methods he is using in his wild attempt to wreck the United Nation's." It challenged the committee's transcript of the hearing, saying there were errors and omissions and 'adding: "We intend to request that the Senate take appropriate steps to learn whether, these errors and omissions are * Inadvertent or whether something more sinister was involved/' The McCarran subcommittee report, follows the final year-end report to Congress released Saturday night by trie House Committee on UnAmerican Activities. The House committee denonced communism in some trade unions ns "a national disgrace" and recommended repeal ot a Tatt-Hnrtley law requirement that union officials must file non-Communist affidavits, Law Has Loop Holes "This provision of the law, after a start as intended by its authors, is now working to the benefit o! members of the Communist party engaged in the field of labor," the House committee sa Ed . Under the provision, it was ex plained, an individual could swear in the non-Communist affidavit tha he was not a member of the Com munist party on the day he signed it but could be a member the day before and the day after. The House committee also newed its previous recommenda tions that: 1. Spies and saboteurs be sub jected to the death penalty in peacetime as they are in wartime. 2. Wire-tapped testimony be ad mitted as evidence In espionagi cases. 3. The executive branch of gov ernment open Its secret files mor See 'LABOR on Page 5 1953 to Be Good Business Year; Test to Come in '55 . ^ Bj- FK\NK O'BRIEN „ - JVASHINGTOJJffkT^— Swa^Uiy oV/Jomra«rc*'Sawyer and a learn t fejWlittjtuyfciuf prlMB*j?iftbiiiiius' Cfy^jH (ood buslntM In the new eaV, a possible downturn In 1954 and a sharp economic test in 1955. Burdefte Youth Hurt as Stove Ignites Clothes John Henry Burks, six-ycar-oli Burdclte boy. this morning was re ported to be in "fair" condltloi at Walls Hospital where he wa taken yesterday after suffering se vere burns Hospital attendants said he sustained deep burns of the stomach and hand. He was reportedly saved from even more severe burns by his brother, Lcvi. who tore the boy's clothing from him after It had been ignited by a stove at the Bur- dctie home of their mother, Mrs. I Irene Burkj. The economy has strong built-in afeguards against a' depression the. coming years. Sawyer said, ^osecufor s Aide Resigns Ralph Wilson Quits As Deputy for South Mississippi County Ralph Wilson of Osccola has resigned as deputy prosecuting attorney for South Mississippi county, t was announced today by Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow of Blythevllle. The resignation will be effective Thursday. M Partlow said he has accepted Mr Wilson's resignation "with some reluctance. He has discliarget his duties well.' Mr. Wilson explained in his resignation tha he was quitting the post becaus< the extent of hi law practice did Ralph Wilson not permit him to give llic necessary time to work deputy prosecutor. Appointment of a successor to Mr Wilson Is scheduled to be an nounced tomorrow. Mr. Partlow said. Mr. Wilson was appointed depiitj prosecutor Jan. 14, 1950, to eucceet R. I< Nnilllng of Osceola. Mr. Nail ling had been appointed tcmproar ily to succeed his brother, the lat Myror, T. Naming, who was killei in an auto accident In October 1949. Before becoming deputy prosecut or, Mr. Wilson served as Osceol; city attorney. xpressirig the view that the chief erll, as defense spending slacks ff, is fear and uncertainty, not conomic weakness. "The situation Is sound," Sawer said in a personal preface o Ihe 80,000-\vard report on "Mark'- ts After the Defense Expansion'." The report, made public last light was prepared as a guide to uslness conditions in; the ' final Inges of the defense buildup and fter spending for military pur- loses turns down. The crucial 'ear will be 1S55, It said. It predicted defense spending will each R peak of 55 to 60 billion dollars late in 1053, will run at peak levels through 1954 and will all off in 1955 to SO to 55 billions. Defense expenditures would then ;o on down toward a more or less permanent level somewhere be- weea 40 and 50 billion dollars year, It said. Me'mwhile, It said, spendable in- iomej niay eo up 1 per cent. The' report was written by the Comrperce Department's Office of Business Economics after a six- month study in which other goverh- mentiagencies and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) co-opfraled. • J27 Billion for Building The report said businessmen plan expenditures in 19S3, 1954 and 1955 for n;w plant and equipment close to EhK year's record level of nearly 27 billion dollars. The report cited this—plus continue^ population growth, unfilled ncedi for schools, hospitals and highway building, modernization and feplacement, possible lax rc- duclbns, sizable Individual savings, and social security benefits— as hajor offsetting factors to slackened defense spending and any jendency toward recession. Bu( the report came up wllh the concision that bigger production and purchasing power are the keys to locflng out depression. The.survey assumed international conditions and U. S. military goals] In the next three years jet BUSINESS ,on Page S Military Building Freeze Unlikely To Hit Base Here Garhings Says* Move Aimed Primarily at Overseas Facilities A freeze order by a number of senators apparently will not affect progress In reactivation of the Blythfivllle nir base. -knnsns' Congressman K. o. (Took) Gainings said from Washington this morning that the order is not "alarming" and probably will not affect the Blythevllle project. "These senators (primarily Lcv- crctt SaHonstfill of Massachusetts and Russell Long of Louisiana- are mainly interested In squeezing the water from expenditures for overseas bases," Congressman Cathings stated He pointed out that the Washington newspaper stories he had .seen this morning made no men- lEon of. domestic bases being included In the freeze. A United Press salary published this morning said "stop orders also were said to have been issued on a niuch larger total for military facilities in this country." Col. Thomas J." Hayes, head of j the .Little Rock District of the! Corps of Engineers, told the Courier News this morning he has received directive or other notification regarding the order. The UP story related that "Senator Saltonslall said he blocked spending of the funds pending a review by General Eisenhower of facilities In this-country and submission of a special report by two s end tors (Long a nd Wayne Morse of OrcgonV who reviewed foreign bases last summer." Even If the order applies to domestic bases. Representative Qath- Ings stated, II is doubtful that it would affect those which are up for reactivation and •.. arc" '"R-J - far along as the Blythevillc base, "It is my understanding that j they will begin letting contracts momentarily," Mr, Gathings said, In commenting on' reactivation progress. Extension of Wage-Price Controls Will Be Aired By iMAKVIN L. ARROVVSMITH NEW YORK (AP) — President-El ect Eisenhower meets tomorrow with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and other GOP Senate leaders to discuss the new administration's legislative program, including the question of whether to continue wage-price controls. Elsenhower's press secretary, I- . nes C. Hagcvty, announced to- Bids on Renting Aif Base Farm Land to Be Opened January 5 Bids for leasing approximately 800 acres of farm lands at the air base here will be opened at 11 a.m. next Monday in the Municipal Courtroom in Cily Hall. This acreage will be available for farm use during the coming year despite reactivation of the base, Ihe ' Air Force and Corps ol- Engineers have Informed the city. It will not be needed until 1554, according to present reactivation plans. The land is In two tracts, one at the Goutheast corner of the base area and another along the eastern boundry. According to terms under which the city will lease the Und, the lessee must contract to rent the entire acreage and the rental must be pajd hi cash In advance. Bid] will be accepted until 11 a.m. Monojr at the city clerk's office in City kail and a plat showing the acreate Is available there. Two types of leases will accompany lie bid forms and potential t may bid on one or both. The two tpes of leases are being offered biause the Air Force retains recaplire rights to this land In the evcntn Is needed for reactivation prior to lt« now-scheduled use. One! lease will provide that the lesseefent the land at his own risk in caa of recapture. The other wil hold ae city liable for damages, In cue a! recapture, not to exceed the per ace rental of tht land. Blylheville Man Dies of Injuries William I. Wheat, 25, Becomes County's 2nd Holiday Fatality William Isaac Wheat of Blylhe- vllle died nt Walls Hospital this morning of Injuries received ChriBt- mns Eve in a hend-on auto crash two miles south of here on Highway 81.' His death brought to two the toll of traffic deaths in Mississippi County. ' Mr. Wheatj 25, was Injured when ills car, being driven by Ted Vance of Bly.theviUe, crashed head-on into ft car driven by Howard Bennett or Memphis. Mr. Bennett, his wife and four children were injured, none critically. Mr. Vance was uninjured. Slate Trooper Tom Smnlley quoted witnesses as saying the crash occurred when Mr. Vance pulled out to pass a truck. Services for Mr. Wheat will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday In Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. P. H. Jcrnigan, pastor. Burial will be in Etmwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Born in BtythevMlc. Mr. Wheat has resided here all his life. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ollfe Ely of Geat Bcnd r Kans.; two brothers, Joe Lynn Wheat of New Jersey and Sgt. Calvin Wheat of Ft. Bliss, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Mulchay of Lynn, Mass., and Cherye Wheat of Great Bend. Pallbearers will be Harry Wheat, Bobbie G. Wheat, Darrel W. Lloyd, Logan Perkins Jr., Joe Singleton and Marshall Wheat. Mississippi County's only other fatality of the Long holiday weekend was David Cannon, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Cannon of Joiner, who was killed when his truck overturned near BassetL Friday night. Ja day that Eisenhower and the Senate leaders will get together at a luncheon conference at the general's Commodore Hotel headquarters. In reply to questions, Hagerty said he had no information regarding a published report the senators plan to seek Eisenhower's views on the issue of changing Senate rules to make It easier to limit Senate debate. Hagerty said lhat matter is not on the agenda, and he suggested lhat newsmen ask the senators in Washington whether they plan to take the Initiative in bringing up the debate limitation matter. (In Washington, Republican Senate leaders let it be known they will discuss the whole subject of filibusters and civil rights legislation with Elsenhower. (In Clarksburg, W. Va., Sen. Tad said -the discussion with Ev scnhower tomorrow probably will include, price - wage controls and last week's announcement by Premier Stalin he is favorably disposed to confer with Eisenhower. (Taft said he did not know all tlie probable topics of discussion adding,- "The general will bring IHJ the subjects we will discuss.") Bridges Too" Besides Taft, who is slated to be majority leader of the new Repub lican controlled Semite, Eisenhower will meet with: Sens. Styles Bridges, of New Hampshire, who will be presiden pro tcmpore of the new Senate D. Millikin, of Colorado chairman of the conference of nl OOP senators; Lcverett SaUonstall of Massachusetts, who was 'pssts^ ant minority leader in the last Con gross; and Milton Young, of Nortl 'Dakota,- a member of' J Uie Deriat GOP policy ^committee. v Eisenhower met on Dec. 18 wit House Republican leaders for discussion of the Incoming admin istrutlon's legislative program. Th general's headquarters suicl nt tha time that the conference with th House group and tomorrow's sion with the Senate leaders woul deal with several vital foreign an domestic issues, Including the ques tion of whether to continue-wage price controls. Eisenhower, It was learned, ha instructed a group of advisors t come up with recommendations o whether the new administrate should ask Congress to extend tl wage-price curb authority beyon April 30, when the present law ex pires. First Since Tiff Taft and Bridges last met wit Eisenhower on Nov. 20, short after the President-elect rcturne from a Georgia vacation. Tomorrow's Eisenhower - Tn meeting thus .will be their fir since Taft criticized as "incredible the general's appointment of Mn tin Durkln as secretary of labor' thq new administration. That appointment and others b Sec EISENHOWER on Page. 5 ^'Arthur Ouster Controversy fimulated Anew Tiff Over Truman Statement Revives Question of Firing NEW YORK Wl — ,Gcn Douglas lacArthur's rtdscripllon of a slute- lent by President Truman ns-"in- ccurate mid misleading'' today fimulated anew the controversy round the Bcncrsl's ouster as Par ""fist commander. MncArthur, In a statement 1s- ucd hero lust night, took issu» with a reported comment by Tru- nnn Ih'at he relived MacArthur be- ausc the general "wanted to In- •olve us In all-out war in the Far 3ast." The United Press quoted tho 'resident as making the statement Saturday In an Interview he gave a Us White House correspondent, t was 'one of a series of year-end ntcrvicws granted by the President to White House newsmen. In Washington last night, White iouse Press Secretary Roger Tuuby said Truman would have no comment on the MacArthur statement. Tubby said the President •'made his statement and is sticking by It:" Courtney Whitney, retired major . general and .a -top aide, of Mac- Arlhuf,-:gave out the lattcr's_state^ riWhfc.'-lfsatd'-in'-riul:" 1 "-' "-'•""'^ '.'' Inaccurate anS Misleading" \ ' 'President-'Truman's' Statement ' yesterday (Saturday), as reported In the press, that'I 'wanted to Involve us in an nil-out war In tho Fur East'- Is Inaccurate! nhrt. misleading. . ><--. "My purpose and dosirejwns not 16 extend the war but only to end it. At (hat time, this could have been accomplished with only a fraction of the approximately 70,000 American battle casualties which have since 'resulted. Actually, the longer it lists the greater the chance of its spreading. How anyone could use such a bloody drama as a means of self : glofifl- catton Is quite . beyond- my comprehension." • ' It was not made clear whether, the "self-glorification" remark wai nlmed at Truman or was intended by MacArthur to point up his own position in the controversy. MacArthur, now chairman of tha board of ' Remington Rand, Inc., was fired by Truman April 11, 1951. Truman then said in a formal statement that he concluded MacArthur "Is unable to give his wholehearted support" to U. S. and United Nations policies in Korea. - Inside Today'* Courier News . . . Cliorry discuses his state finance plan . , . Page 2 ... . . . Markets . . . Page 5 ... t . . Your income lax primer . . . Page 1 . . , . . . Sport. 1 ! . . , Page 8 . . . . . . Soclttj . . . Page 4 . . . ' State Farm Bureau Official Is on Ike's Agri Committee LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 58-year-old BrinWey, Ark. rice and cotton planter was named to a 14-man agricultural advisory committee yesterday by President-elect Eisenhower. He is Romeo E. Short, vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation and one of Arkansas best known farmers. Short, who Is in California on a vacation, was unavailable for comment on the appointment. He was described by friends as a Democrat who supported jEtsenhower in the last election as a protest against "Brannanlsm." Owner and operator of a 2,600- acre rice, cotton and livestock farm In Lee County near Wheatley, Short has represented the Farm Bureau at meetings of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers at Paris, Mexico City and Copenhagen. tie also served as president of the state farm Bureau Federation for 14 years and helped organize the Arkansas Rice Growers Association of Stuttgart. Joe Hardin of Grady, president of the state farm bureau, said yesterday that the East Arkansas planter "would fit right into the plans outlined by Ezra Benson.'"' The advisory group will work with Benson, secretary of agriculture-designate. Hardin conferred with Benson in Kansas Cily recently but he said Ihe subject of Short's appointment was not broached at the meeting. The official said Short's philosophy on agriculture Included a program wnlch would "enable farmers to help themselves through research and education." He said this, in general, was the plan outlined by Benson at the Kansas City meeting. Short, In previous speeches, has advocated farm price supports, under a long range program which would provide minimum supports against unreasonable declines, flexibility of supports,. developed as a bl-partisan measure and acceptable to the rest of the economy. The planter was born In Illinois and came to Arkansas from Iowa in 1020. He received an honorary degree from the University of Arkansas' in 1951 for his contributions to Arkansas agriculture. Hardin described his work as "unselfish service to the state, which won htm national recognition." It's o contest between some women !o see who con get lh* nx»t out of an evening Qown, • .SHM'

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