The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 2, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINAHT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. Ill BJythevW. couiiv Miulstlppl Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1949 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES/FIVE CENT» Youths Confess Brutal Murder At Portageville PORTA£EVILLE, Mo., Aujf. 2. (AP)— Robert Berry, 25, of Hayti, and Orval Underwood, 21, of Indianapolis, Ind., »were arrested late yesterday at Hayti by Sheriff Jake Claxton of Pemiscot Count and Portageville Chief of Police Joe Moore on charges of criminal assault and murder. The arrests followed only a few hours the finding of Cotton Classing Offices in Hayti In New Quarters Formal Opening Held For Unit Serving All of Missouri HAYTI, Mo., Aug. 2.—The nev. cotton classing office building Jusl •I TV? Tir t t /t? . "° UIS tJle ,T aal ?, 01 completed here, was officially o£n- raviaUed body ot Mrs. J. W. Hendrix, 70-year-old wealthy ed and transferred to the cotton widow in her Portageville home. Underwood is a nephew oi the slain woman and had been residing in her home. Moore said Berry confessed the* crimes and that a bloodstained shirt was taken from Underwood. The young men went to tile Hen- drlx home, a large brick residence, shortly before 2 yesterday afternoon, Moore said, and Mrs. Hendrix admitted them, according to Berry's statement to the officers. Bath Men Were Drinking Both young men had been drinking heavily and still were "pretty drunk" when arrested, the officer said. According to Berry's statement, after they were admitted to the Arkansas' Polio Cases Top 500 117 Are Listed for Mississippi County; 29 Deaths in State home one of them struok Mrs. Ken- drbc on the head with a knife sharpening stone about 12 inches long. Then both assaulted her while she lay unconscious. After the attacks. Underwood, according to Berry'a statement, took a length of Venetian blind cord and wound it tightly around the woman's neck. They left her in that condition. Tiie body was discovered by Mrs. John Paries, a neighbor, at about 2:20 yesterday afternoon. Magistrate J.W. Vales of Caruthersville conducted an inquest last night at which a verdict of death at the hands of the two young men was returned. Prosecuting Attorney ^Eimer Peal said first degree murder ^•liarges will be filed immediately. Feellnf Is Intense Due to Intense feeling against the two young men in this area Sheriff Claxton said they were taken to an unnamed Jail out of the county. Date lor their preliminary hearing has not as yet been set. The victim's husband, who has been dead about four years*was building contractor. Immediate survivor* include a daughter, Mrs. Chariei Solman oi Slkeston, Mo. O. M. Strickland, a Portageville tutlcab driver, told Pemiscot County '''authorities he'took the two youtuV.fcb the house "during the morning, and, on their instructions, VeJifc back for them at 2 p.m. but, he said, they did not respond when he sounded the horn and he drove off. One had a bandaged hand, he wid. The contents of Mr.s. Hendrix's purse had been scattered on a bed. The money, il iiivy, was gone. Neighbors said she usually kept only a small amount of money in the house. Sheriff Claxton said Underwood's statement indicated the two men went, lo Mrs. Hendrix' home with ^he Intention of borrowing money. * Underwood's statement went on to say an argument ensuing during which he struck her with the weapon. He assaulted and then mtrangled her with the cord, according to the statement. The pair left with $3.40 which was taken from her purse. LITTLE ROCK. ArX., Aug. 2. —The death toll in Arkansas' current polio outbreak stood at 29 A World War H veteran, Joe E Nowling, 24, of Yellville, died at the Fort Roots Veterans Administration Hospital here last night. He was admitted to the hospital July 21. Meanwhile the total of polio cases in the state this year rose to 504. according to state health department figures. That compilation, however, did not Include new admissions to Little Rock hospitals. Two institutions. University Hospital and St. Vincent's Infirmary, reported five polio patients were received last night and this morning. One New Cue In Miuc* •Jimmy David Smith, 3. son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith of the Clear Lake district, was taken to University Hospital In Little the Rock, as Mississippi County's 117th victim of pollomelytis. Three more Mississippi County Branch. Production and Marketing Administration, US. Department 01 Agriculture, Monday. In an oJficla ceremony, Mayor John H. Wllks cut a ribbon across the door in the presence ot other Hayti civic and business leaders. Special emphasis was placed oii Ihe event because the new building is said by government officials to provide the best and most up to date cotton classing office facilities In the nation to be occupied by the Cotton Branch. The building was constructed b R. N. Brasher, a Hayti druggist who also erected other buildings in Hayti. Formal Opening Conducted Among those present at tin opening ceremony, In addition U Mayor Wllks. was John Mohrstadt president of the Hayti Chamber o Commerce; Camille Huber, presi dent of the Hayti Lions Club; Her shel Kaiser, president of the Hay1 Junior Chamber of Commerce; O. Wardlow, manager of the cottor classing office; R. N. Brasher, own er of the building; S. P. Oales Hayti consulting attorney; Bei Braden. building contractor, am City Marshal Bob Brooks. The office, functioning under th Smith Doxey Acl, provides free col ton classing and market informa tion services to farmers who are organized In one-variety cotton Improvement groups. The Hayti office is the only one located in Missouri, and thus serves the entire Missouri cotton area. It was established on a permanent basis in Hayti In 1941 on the second floor of the Hayti City Hall. Since then, however, the demands for Its services grew until last year it classed around a half million bales TESTIFIES ON AID PROGRAM—Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, leaning back In one chair with his left foot on another, tells the House foreign affairs committee in Washington, D. C., that U. S. arms aid for friendly nations may have to be given for four or five years, it diminishing annual costs. Committee chairman Rep. John McKee (D-W. Vn.) is at right. Spectators are in bnckurouiid. (AP Wirephoto). House Approves Pension Boosts Without Debate Disability Payments, Too, Would Be Hiked If Senators Agree WASHINGTON, Aug. 2—</P)—An annual increase of 4112,000.000 ln : veterans pensions and disability 1 payments was voted today by the House. The bill was passed without opposition or debate nnd was sent to Uie Senate. H would hike the disability compensation [or veterans of all wars. r.Usc allowances for dependents, nnd liberalize regulations governing determination of service-connected cits- abilities for World War I veterans. The Veterans' Administration estimated cost for tile first ycnr would lie »112,5!)7.300. It made no estimate of the cost In subscmient years. Here's what the House Veterans' affairs committee said the bill would rlo: 1. Provide for payment of full compensation. Instead of the present 75 per cent, to World War I veterans for disabilities legally presumed to be servic- --• mooted. Estimated first-year cost $1,091.000. 2. Liberalize the compensation schedule of any veterans suffering from tuberculosis by continuing compensation for a limited time after the disease has been arrested Estimated cost, $100.000. 3. Increase disability and death compensation rules and basic rales for service-connected disability. To- Harriman Urges Favorable Vote On Arms Program Former Roving Ambassador Appears Before House Group WASHINGTON, Ant. 2. (ff>)— Senator* today postponed hearinci from tomorrow until Monday on the administration 1 . J 1,450.000,00* foreign arms profram ajnld Indications that thtj will attempt to Induce II In slie mnd scope. WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. (AP)—W. Averoll Harriman, the Marshall plan's roving ambassador in Europe, today urged Congress to approve the administration's foreign arms pro- ( promptly "lo protect the growing generation from HaiTiman made the appeal in testimony before the i> l<\irni(.rn Ai'fnii-w f"'/i n-i m I f I ^ „ House Foreign Affairs Committee. Luxora War Hero Will Be Buried in Memphis Friday children, victims of the have been transferred epidemic, to the Schools in Steele To Continue With Summer Sessions Schools In Steele, Mo., will remain open until the regular cotton Children's Convalescent Center, operated at Jacksonville by the Ark- ansas^AssocMtlon-for-the Crippled. They; include: Patty Lou Stilwell, 5, daughter v of Leon Stilwell of Blythevllle; Stanley Mask. 2, son of Mr. and itlm. Luther Mask of the Air Btatr&e John W. Amos. Jr.. of Ke^fer./' These .children will receive comprehensive' physical Iherapy for muscular rehabilitation. Attendants at the convalescent center say that a great number of the children who have left the center following post-polio treatment have made excellent recoveries. A nine-year-old Negro boy, Charles Brown of Luxora. was discharged last week, and was able to walk again. —92 bale per cent of Missouri's 511,757 crop. Over 40 persons worked harvest vacation. That was the Steele School Board last night following decision of the when H met meeting at the school to discuss with citizens the advisability of closing. « Approximately 50 persons, including the board, members of the city council, ministers, theater owners and the county health officer, Dr. S. B. Beecher, attended the meeting. Many expressed opinions and while the majority seemed to favor leaving them open, others vere of the opinion that they should be closed. Dr. Beecher said lhat allliough he would recommend closing schools, Ihis would be futile if children were not barred from all gatherings In the community. Following the meeting, the board voted to keep the schools open. Frank Huffman's vote was the only disscnling one. A state health official visiting the city recently said Steele was the cleanest he had seen It in years. The city council and mayor took action to clean up the city last week after « citizens' committee, headed'by members of the Steele Rotary Club, met with the council to discuss possible improvements In garbage disposal. Tuberculosis Clinic Serves 468 of Joiner The mobile unit, operated by the State Health Department, yesterday made 468 x-rays at the clinic at the Joiner Gin, and today was moved to the school at Whitton, for the second of 12 clinics to be conducted in this county. Tomorrow the unit will be set up at the Dyess Theater. The chest x-rays are miniatures, but will locate any>; abnormalities, and those films showing abnormalities will be returned to family physicians for further checks, and larger x-rays. The surveys, are to Include all persons over the »ge of 14. and are made in order that control oi tuberculosis may start at the initial stages of the disease. Similar surveys have been conducted In Biytliex'ille and Osceola (his year, and were also conducted in tlie rural communities about a year ago, under the auspices of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Workers »t the clinic yesterday included: Mrs. Don Fletcher. Mis. J. W. Miller. Mrs. W. B. Burkett. Mrs. Henry Woods, Mrs E. B. Bell. Mrs. Herman Oden »nd Mrs. T. R. Willett. in the office last fall. Four employees work the year around. Larger Quarters Provided It then became obvious that more space, was needed, the results being the new building erected .and leased to the agency by Mr. Brasher. One of the principal'functions of the agency is to provide official government classification of cotton going into the federal cotton loans. The class determines the loan value. The new struclure. of brick. Is 50 feet wide by 120 feet deep. It contains a cotton sample table room of 4.150 square feel with a 60-foot skylight mounted in a special heavy steel super structure; two offices containing 375 square feet of floor space each: a storage room of BOO square feet, nnd two rest rooms. Two large fans mounted in the rear wall draw air through the building for cooling. Boll Weevil No Threat To Cotton in Missco Nation's Polio Deaths Ahead of Rate in!948 By the Associated Press Infantile paralysis cases shov.-ed a sharp increase in some states in the last week, boosting the nation's total far ahead of 1948, a near record year. • The number of polio deaths lor the drat,seven month's of 1949, an Associated Press survey showed, Is about double tt'e total up to Aug. I, 1948. The survey showed approximately 8,000 coses and 442 deaths. However, data on fatalities was sketchy and incomplete in some states on the number of cases. 'f + tril disability rates would be 'hiked Iron, 5138 lo SI50 a month, with corresponding raises for partial disability, increase the monthly payments lo widows and dependent children of wartime casualties, from {•100 a month for a widow wilh one child lo S105. plus $25 for rach Additional child Instead of the present S15. Estimated overall cost 531.800.000. 4. Extend additional compensation benefits to dependent? of veterans with a 50 per cent service- connected disability. The present schedule provides payments only if the disability is GO per cent service- connected. Estimated cost, $15406300. Many communities, fearing ; epidemics in the heavy polio months of August and Scplember already have taken emergency measures. Slate health officials and leaders of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis nre taking all precautions to prevent .the outbreak or spread of tile di.sease. Worst Polio Year Was 1916 The 27.680 polio cases reported In 1948 were the second highest of record but up to Aug. 1, 1048, the total was under 5,000. Tile worst polio about 30,000 Although il has that boll weevil been reported infestation of Arkansas' cotton crop generally has reached to 35 or 40 per cent, Keith J. Bilbrey. North Mississippi County agent, said today that there was no infestation in this part of the country. Mr. Bilbrey explained that there were a few weevil In the southernmost tip of the county, but even here if there was any damage at all, It would be very slight, and not of enough consequence to cause concern among cotton producers. Mississippi County has had no damage from boll weevil since 1923, and Mr. Bilbrey said that as a general rule the weevil did not cross north of the Memphis-Little Rock highway, although a few had passed that line this year. The boll weevil threat In Phillips County has reached tlie alarming stage, and there has been some damage reported In Crittcnden County. year was 1916 when cases were reported. Increases in the number of cases over last week's figures were reported in New York. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota nnd Wisconsin. The 1,123 cases in Texas did not include the number stricken "n the last week in July. Oftictal figures for that period were not available. New York State reported 539 cases with 424 in the New York City metropolitan area, the largest number of cases in any big city. California reported 194 cases; Oklahoma 498; Arkansas 492; Illinois 376; Michigan 370: Minnesota 362. and Indiana 242. Kleii* Y Vr Cl. I Although some slates reported In-1 *^"W I OfK JlOCKS cidencc was light and below last! Closing quotations: year in several others. 22 states A T and T have reported 100 or more cases each to dale. The National Foundation tor In- justice Calls on Pope VATICAN CITY. Aug. 2. W>Pope Pius XII today received In private audience Justice William Douglas of 'he Unlled States Supreme Court. cial educational radio programs are planned for all stations in Okla- nomn where .312 patients are in state hospilnls. Although California reported 794 rases, authorities said the incidence wns only half ns high as last year. In North Carolina only 79 cases were reported this year compared with 1,290 last ye«r. The rate of new cases In Georgia lins been declining since June. Mirny areas snid the polio situation Is not considered alarming and is much better than last year. But health officials are taking precautionary measures to hull outbreaks during the next two months. S7 Casrs in Single ])aj NEW YORK. Aug. 2. «V-The highest number of new cases of Infantile paralysis reported here in n. single day so for this year—57 cases —were announced today. It brought to 424 the number of polio cases In New York City where the health department says a mild epidemic has broken out. There were six deaths in the 24-hour period ending at. 8 a.m. fantile Paralysis has advanced S3.- 551,365 to Its 40 chapters up to AUK. 1 this year, twice as much as granted in a similar period ii ,948." C'lean-up Drives Launched The outbreak In Munclc. Ind.. resulted in a ban on public gatherings, including funeral services. Special medical teams have been organized in New York City and nearby Nassau County. New Mexico has organized a polio committee. Many communities across the country Standard oi N J . have conducted cleanup campaigns Texas Corp and sprayed DDT to stop flies. Spe- J. C. Penney Co. . Amer Tobacco . ... Anaconria Copper . lieih Sitel , Chrysler National Distillers . Ocil Electric Gen Motors MontKomci ''• Ward M Y Central Itij Hnrvrsicr North Am Aviation Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum . . H2 3-4 70 7-8 28 3-4 27 7-8 51 5-8 19 37 1-2 Gl 5-8 53 1-8 10 2o 1-4 9 1-8 20 10 ;i-B 15 5-8 22 5-8 66 1-2 Bang's Disease Tests Planned For This Area Keith J. Bilbrey. county agent for North Mississippi County, said today Unit Mississippi County would be Included In a state-wide program of vaccination of dairy and beef cattle (or Bang's disease. Mr. Bilbrey said that the program will be under the supervision of Dr. J. S. Campbell, slate veterinarian, ami thai the Agricultural Extension Service Is cooperating with the educational phase of the program. Efforts will be made to have all cattle in the county tcslet), even though there will be few herds of any size. He slrr- • the opinion that whether there was one or 100 cows they should be (rsl-- 1 Heifers between the ages of two and eight months are the mil" o to be tested during the program. Stanley Pradcnhurg. of Lost Cane, because of his interest in livestock improvement In this county, has been named c!i;\irman of the program. Mr. Framlcnburt!, who is president of the Arkansas Short Horn Breeders Association, will wnrk wilh j Mr. Bllbrcy In localin^ nil the cattle to be tested (luring the program. The state progt— probably will tnke several months to corn;-'-to, and the present plans cull for one man from the state's veterinarian service to be in charge of approximately five counties, and it lias been estimated that lie will spend about one month in civcli of the counties. Military -Hie:,, fit' ^fc.' il.^ctt gcne Johnson, 22, will be conducted Friday at the Memphis National Cemetery by the American Legion post of Llixora. Religious rites will b e conducted at t Ii e Burdette Church of Ood at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Harold Moore, a pastor in Missouri, and assisted by Hev. R. E. Shaw, pastor of th'e Burdelte church. Private Johnson, was killed by i explosion during a raid while serving with the army In Germany on April 13. 1945. He was born^al Hcnnlng, Tcnn., but hart lived in Luxora for 15 years. He entered the service in July, 1043, and went overseas In January, 1945. and was killed three months later. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Johnson, of Uuxora, he was a graduate of the Luxora High School class of 1943. find had been engaged In farming wilh his father before Joining tlie army.. His parents, four brothers, a sister and Ills grandparents survive him. Tlie brothers Include Elhert S. Johnson of Blythevllle. and Thol ins c. Jr., nilly and Hollls Johnson, all oi Luxorii. Mrs. Eugene King, of nlylhcviilc is ills only sister, and the surviviiiR cuts tire Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Flowers of Selninr, Tcnn. The soldk-r's body Is sctieiciuled Ut arrive in Blythevillc with mill tfiry escort Thursday. P;illlx?:trers will Include l.con O'N'L-cI. Charles Duncan. Elkln Roper, Charles Csinnon. 1/nveil Ulxm and Forrest Stanfield. The C'obb Home of llly- UK-ville is In charge of nrrnm;e- mcnls. nntl will direct the buria in the Memphis Cemetery. + As he testified, Secretary of State Dean Achcson went Into a huddle behind closed doors with members of the Somite Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees. This combined group is expected to open hearings soon—perhaps to- norrow—on the arms aid program. Hnrrlmnn told Ihe House commit- ee thnt "I earnestly believe we are (•Inning the struggle for peace and recttom In Europe." But. he emphasized, any delay In •shipping arms to America's Burop- nllies would create doubts which mlslil reverse this trend. "Ihity tti Approvr," Harriman Saya "The voices of the subversive elements, the appeascrs, those who would Inisl 'neutrality' would rise again nnd hnve an effect on the confidence and determination which now exists." he said. Harriman, who was once the American ambassador to Moscow, added: "I believe that It is our duty to make the present sacrifices which mny be necessary to protect the growing generation from war." The ambassador spoke out ag Democrats joined with Republicans on the committee in calling for more details on President Truman'a request tor approval of a.'$1,400,000,- OOo program to help friendly nations • arm against. Soviet aggression. Tlie Democrats, unlike their Republican colleagues, Indicated will- !ngne« to take t !"••.. siwrrum o» "faith;fi»the ,<R.'iU*tS4>. 5 j«ek »r* not forthcoming. '• -'' ' > '•-. Specifically, they want to know vhelhev there Is any ironclad agreement, that the nations receiving. American nnns will usf them as a cam if action becomes necessary. Rep Mansfield (D-Mont) told newsmen he still isn't convinced .bat a plan of coordinated action las been worked out and will be effective. May Take Plan on "Faith" ike other Democrats on the committee, however, he said It may be necessary to take tlie program faith upon the assurances of such men as Secretary of State Acheron, Secretary of Defense Johnson and farmer Secretary of See IIARRIM.\N on Page 12 Soybeans CHICAGO. Aug. S-l, 1 quotations: Nov ............ Dec ............ .. 55 7-8 | Mnr ............ .. 491-4 May ............ 'I'm '. 237', 2.15', i— Soybean Low Close 23-1'- 235'j 234 ', .I5'i 232 232'i 232"; 2.10 230' N. O. Cotton NEW OKI.KAN'S. All?. 2—W— Cotton rtuotalions: Hit-ll Low Ciosc Ocl 29.VT 2!M7 017 ncc. 2!>f>7 2010 2346 Mrh 2M-" 2D47 2D47 May 2313 203(5 '.'MS July 2881 2871 2871 US Is Billion In Red After Only 1 Month WASHINGTON. Aug. 2—Ml— Tile Treasury reported today the government ran $1.487.652,01)0 In the red for July, the first month of fiscal 1950. The first month's deficit, or excess of spending over income, xns than in the first month ot the Ian;il ycnt. Fiscal 19)9 showed a SI.IMI.656,000 dctlcit for the first month, 'July Is ahvjiys a poor month for gov- eninuuit inromel. At the enrl of the year, last June 30, the totnl dcfitii for that year was $1,811,441.000. Treasury books showed tlie government spent $3,434,111.000 during July \vliile •"> In Sl.^' "~(KIO in 'ixcs and otticr receipts. Gup consequence or spc-miing In cxre.^s ot income-, the ticbv soared r.bovc S253.WJO.OOO.OOO early in July for the --t lime in s.-vcr;il moiUlis and to leave it on July 29 at a total of $253,902.387.000. •Weather ^ Avt*nM« *- f»reea«*: Partly cloudy lonlfht and Wednesday; scattered inundershowerj tn southeast and extreme south portions tonight; cooler In west and north portions tonight. MUnml f*ree*sl: Pair tonight and Wednesday, cooler east and south tonight, becoming warmer west and north Wednesday. Minimum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—n. Sunset today—7:0t. Sunrise tomorrow—1:11. Precipitation M hours (rom 1 a.m. today—none. Total state 'an. I—3S.S1. Mean temperature 'midway between Ucb aa4 tow)— 74, Names of 152 Missco War Dead to Be Placed on Memorial President of County Association Requests Kinsmen to Cheek Accuracy in Listings to Insure Correct Spellin 9 on Monument on Court House Lawn. Names of 152 of Mississippi County's war dead have been submitted to the Mississippi County Memoril Association for listing on the marker to be erected soon, honoring those Wiled during both World Wars. Curtis J. Little, presld-nt of the memorial association, s»td today that the monument was expected to arrive soon, since It was shipped list week, «nd that It was hoped that the cutting or the names In the granite could begin immediately after Its arrival. The foundation for the memorial Is expected to be placed in the next few days so (here will be no del»y locally ifter the monument arrives. The names submitted, with rank, asked by the association members to submit any corrections of spelling and rank as quickly as possible, if they are Incorrect: Lt. Edgar H. Lloyd, S-l C Earl p. Sullivan, S.Sgt James W. Powell, Ensign Ben Levy, Pvt. LIndsey Johnson. Pfc. Hershel Jackson, T.Sgt, Charles c. Bowcn, Pfc lay mond W. Schmuck, S-2.C Ray A. Oil!. U. Richard V. Gill, Pvt, Orba Northern, Lt. John Harp, Pvt, Walter a. Webster and Lt. James Hunt. Prt. Willis B. Hunt, Capt. Maurice Belchel, Pfc. Robert J. Douglas, Pvt. Joseph E. Sewett, Pfc Ivan F. Bevell, S-VC Johnnie W. Halmark, Lt. George D. Balloue. Pfc C»rl Rodgers, Pfo William F. Rodgers, >nd Pfc. Fred Tate. Pfc Max Kroner, Cp) C. L, Jarrett. Pfc, James E. GUlis, C»pt. follow, to* next « tOa h»v« bMO CWvin C. Moody, M»J. rrwjcis W. Adams, Cpl. Elmer M. Bradley. Sgt. I W. Jones Leonard Roberts, Pvt. Willie Brown.' •"- • — Capt. Charles A. Hunton, Pvt. Robert H. Robinson, Pfc. Albert J. Nelson, Lt. James A. Walker and LI. Gordon Hamey. Pvt. Curtis E. Brewer. Pfc. Owen L. Kirk. Pfc, Howell D. Richardson. Pvt, James E. Faught. Pvl. A. G. Ashabranner, Pfc. Shelby C. Shook. TSgt. Willie F. Ferguson, Pfc. Wesley B. Dildine, and Pfc. James C. Prlvett. Pfc. John Z. O'Brien, U. W. T. Jacks, S-3.C Harvey L. O'Neal, PfC. Dewcy A. O'Neal, Pfc. Roy E. Mitchell, TM-l'o Earl V. Hood, Lt. Nelson Scgrave, Pvt. Robert L. Noc- ols, T5 "'Me M. Bryant, Cpl Bilbo J. Williams, S-liC Clyde Williams. Sgt. C. W. Davis and Pvt. Albert Davis. S«t. Ralph BowU, E : S Chwles r • fih-lby Speck. Pfc. .' :lg Ptc K n N. Carso,-.i....L, jamm H. Lynch. SSgt. William H. Stielton, Pvt. Jar': Kline. n vt. Luther Allison. Pvl. Joe B.; Jones, Pvt. .'.Ivin Walker. Sgt. John A. Davis. Pvt. J. C. Lewis. Sgl. James T. Miller and Pfc. Lee Sanders. Pfc Alvln Fain, pfc. Oliver L. May, Sgt. Jerrell R. Lesley, F-2 C Henry H. Hollcrllcld. pfc. Jnmes I. Butler, Pfc. Orvi! o. Davidson, Pfc. William R. Turner, Pfc Walter W. Scoll, Pfc. John J. Hatcher. Pfc. Garnle Kenchens, and Pfc. Daniel O'GuInn. Pic. Lois E. Shattey, S-i;c Mason H. Moore, Pvt. Clyde Temple, Sgt. Henry Anthoney, Pvt. George Priiltt. Capt. Jimmle Crook, Lt. W. Hunter Hall, Pie. Phillip Bishop, C-P-M Castles Herman, Pvt. John O. ood- wln. SS(-t. William W. Gltmcr, Cpl Walter Lee. F'fc. Paul Apple. Pvl. Raymond Ilolton. SSgt. Oval A. Brewer. Sim-IC Ernest Cage. Pvt. John T. Davis, T4 John T. Flowers, Pvt. ploy T. Hundley and Pfc Hcncll J. Henderson. Pfc. Luther L. Houston. Pvt. William R. Kinchcn. Pvt. Karl P. Kuhn, Pvt. Hershel Jackson, Pvt. Jim M. Porlcr. pvt. Walter W. Jones. TSgt. William B. Pack, Pfc. Jim M. Porler, pvt. James J. Ro^sell, Pvt. Elmer J. Sanders. Pfc. Paul V. Shaw, S-3;C Carl M. Murphy, Stm-2o Sam Smllh, AS Earmil M. Soulhern, Pvt. Walter J. Stlnson, and Pvt. Rhhard E. Swank. Pvt. Horace L, Thomas. T.s Robert Tobias, Pfc. Trumon Tice, pyt. Clvd* D. WbiU, Plo. P«C7 Whit*, Sgt. Vcrnon I. Youl Davis. Stjt. Floyd Melton Brady, SSgt. J. "Eftrier Thrclkrld, Pfc. Blum P. Wyatt, and Pvl. Calvin C. Olenn. To Roy B. VVrlxht. I'fc. Troy E. Braden. Pvl. Lcnnle Kisner, C-E M John C. Grccr. S-l C Charles A. Hughes, pvt. Everett E. Johnson. S-Sgt. Leonard Q. lUipcr, S-2C Sammle L Ktmble. S-l C Lawrence H. Hatcock. pfc. William T. Johnson, Pvt. Clarence Jones. Pvt. Howard t.. Evans, S-i;c William T. Daughcrly, Pfc. Ray J. Haynes. Cpl. Eddie Burnett, Pvt. Monroe J. Owens, Pvt. Clarence Floyd, Pfc. Luther L. Ellison, and Pvt. John T. D»vls. Those not having contributed to the marker und wish to do to, uugr coQUct Itr. UtU*. July Rainfall Measures 3.82 Inches in Blythcville Rain fpil In Blythevillc on 10 different days during July with precipitation amounting to 3.B2 inches, according to the d.iily reports of R. E. Hlaylock. official observer for the Unite-d Sfcates Weather Burrait. Nearly half of the month's total than an hour hst brought temper.i- . for the month with r,«B' 88 tor the day and started August off with a low of r9 yesterday morning. On four occasions during the month the maximum temperature during July was 08 ricsrees, nnd only once did It go higher. On July 2 a reading of 9D degrees was recorded. H ts the highest this year. Rainfall for the first seven months of 1S49 measured 35,81 inches. At Soviets See U.S. MOSCOW, Aug. 2. <,m—The Com- munlsl Party newspaper. Pravda, today headlined the U.S. joint chiefs of stiff's visit to Europe M "American pressure on countries In WesUrn Kuxop*,"

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