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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHRAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 113 BlythevUle Daily Newl BlythevUle Courier BlythevtU* Herald Mississippi Valley Leader liLATHEVlLLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 19-19 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Eastern Arkansas Soon May Obtain Natural Gas Line Cities in Eastern Arkansas may be able to get natural gas sooner than hael been expected, Mayor Ben Butler of Osceola disclosed today. And apparently there is some competition among the j^iti'ibulors of natural gas who are looking into the possi- mlities lor operating gas distribution systems in this area. Mayor Builcr, who is president^ of the East Arkansas Natural Gas .... . Welfare Agency Hikes Benefits Consumers Association, a nonprofit organization, said today he; would send oxit letters this \veeX to officials In more than 25 cities and towns In East Arkansas urging them not to dispose of franchises, which more than a year ago had been placed with the consumers' association. He snid that C. Hamilton Moses, president, of the Arkansas Power 5; Light Company, had been working with association officials In the effort to get gas Into Eastern Arkansas and that from Washington, D. C., Monday he informed him that the prospects are brighter now than ever. The Arkansas Power Ai Light Company Is building a $15,000,000 electric plant near Forrest City and plans to use natural gas as fuel to generate electricity. This one large potential user o! natural gas on a year-around basis ha? served to increase the interest on: the part of gas distributors to the 1 possibilities of placing distribution .system,-; in this area. Cities Urged to Hold Franchises Mr. Butler today indicated that he was even more optimistic at this time than he was in March of this year when he suggested that perhaps natural gas might be avail- Able for the aren in 1051. flPfn view of (he encouraging outlook at this Mine, he said that U is desirable that the municipalities which granted gas distribution franchises to the consumers asso- "cialton to keep (hem there so that the area can place the large bloc of franchises at the best possible advantage of the cities and towns which will get this new utility ser- for bringing natural vice. The move gas into Eastern Arkansas was launched more than two years ago in Forrest City where the consumers association \vas formed u:\th tin: Jik:: uT bpi&uing the development of the ai .a. Increase Possible Through Larger State Appropriation LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 4. <&) — Larger checks have been sent to 68,740 Arkansas welfare clients lor the month of August, Mrs. Henry Bethel, state welfare commissioner said today. The increase was made possible by the higher welfare department appropriation for the 1943-51 fiscal years. Mrs. Bethel said the increased welfare payments would average about $25 a month. Records show the 68,740 checks for August amounted to $1.914,048. The number of ases Is slightly under the July total, but Mrs. Bethel said the department usually makes a supplementary payment each mont h to cas&s which were not certified in time to receive th'e first of the month checks. "My staff assures me the total of cases will be back up to the Julv level by then," she said. The welfare department payments this mouth were: Old a?e assistance 55.15° ca^es Sl,374.8ti2. Aid to dependent children 11.463 cases, representing 29,578 children, $479.190. Aid to the blind 1,791 cases, S52.210. Confederate pensions H7 cases, S3.540. Confederate old age assistance 156 .cases, 54,246. •* (For "Confederate pensions, only state money Ls used; federal match- Top U.S. Military Leaders Discuss Defense Program Spokesman Reports Understanding With Atlantic Pact Signers Ky WllHam X, Oalls LONDON, AIIR. •*. </]'* -Americfm joint chiefs of staff have reached a complete understanding wtih- Dritnin. Norway nnrt Denmark on organization for mutual defense wuler the Atlantic Pact, Adm. Louis K. Denfeld announced lodi\y. Truman Refuses To Sanction Cut In Arms Measure Congress Moves Toward Cuts, And to Curb Executive Powers WASHINGTON, Aug. -I. (AP)— President Truman today rejected suggestions that he compromise in his request for ?1, 450, 000,000 for arms aid to friendly nations. Mi: Truman indicated at his news conference, however, liiit lie does not oppose suggested congressional curbs on NEW COTTON CLASSING OFFICE IN IIAYT1—The new Smith-Doxey cotton classing office In Hnyti was officially opened this week and transferred to tlie Cotton Branch, Production and Marketing Administration, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Cutting the ribbon across the door in the top photo is Haytl Mayor John H. Wilks. Others In the picture are (from the left) John Mohrstadl, president, Haytl Chamber ol Commerce; Camille Huber, prsident, Hayti Lions club; Hershel Kaiser, president, Hayti Junior Chamber ot Commerce; Mayor Wilks; J. O. Wardlow, manager of the office; R. N. Brasher, owner of the building; S. P. Dates, consulting attorney; Ben Braoen, contractor who constructed the building; and City Marshal Bob Brooks. Business Outlook Encouraging For Fail, Winter, Experts Say With natural gas available more ; ing fl , nds ni - e available /or the Industrial lenders are expected [o i Confederate old-age assistance pay- consider this area when sele« plant sites. Natur >,.is also is sought as t.vJ for hea..^' the homes in the area. Blythevillp wa.s one of the first cities (o grant a franchise to the East Arkansas Natural Gas Consumers Association and now more than 52 cities and towns have taken similar action. Large Area Srcks Service TliB area served by the association extends from Blyth&ville and «sragould on the north to Helena ict from the Mississippi River west to Clarendon, DcVnlls Bluff. DPS Arc and Augusta, Newport and Jonesboro now have natural gas delivered from a line from the Louis Ian a-Texas gas fields {n St. Louis. It Is apparent that- the operators of thi5 line arc planning to expand operations. There appears to be a possibility of bringing a new trunk line info this area which would serve Eastern Arkansas and the Forrest City plant of the Arkansas Power Light Company and possibly extend nn to Chicago by the way of Aurora. Til. Fn Little Rock yesterday Govern- Truman Says Excise Taxes Will Continue WASHINGTON. A u g. President Truman said toctay it will be impossible to repeal "any excise taxes before the next session of Congress. The President told news con- well as by nient. He said McMath announced that he had conferred with W. G. Marbnry. | president of the Mississippi River Fuel Corponition of St. Louis, and received assurance that the firm v-ould increase (lie capacity of :ts lines nnd perhaps have a I nply for Arkansas. distribution In ERA! ference the subject will require a great deal of research by Senate and House taxation committees as the Treasury Depart - it would be at least the next session before anything can be ^one. This was In line with views previously expressed by congressional leaders after Mr. Truman advoejt- cci repeal of the transportation tax on goods in his last economic me.ssage to Congress. House Democratic Leader Mc- Cornvack said after a conference with Mr. Truman recently that if the question of repealing excise taxes was opened, there was no way of knowing how much revenue the government might lose. By C ha rles Mol o ny • -WASHINGTON, Aug. 4—(fl>j— i Signs built up today of a breath- : ing s|>ell—but probably not a permanent halt—in business down turn that has run through 1949 so far. A consensus produced by a ton- flight official group of economists working as a team boiled down— with some "ifs" attached—to this: 1. The immediate outlook is that economic activity likely will hold at the mid-year level for the July- August-September Quarter, and perhaps may rise a bit In September, 2. Longer-range prospects are darker, because it seems that, on the whole, fundamental read just- men has not been completed and employment, production, income and prices -'may continue to draft downwards from October through mid-1950. The men who drew up the appraisal would not be quoted by name. The long-range dowudnU, it was noted, probably -vill be obscured from recognition by its piecemeal character, a moderate tempo, and erratic upturns now and then in particular line*. Find Signs of Optimism Oue sign of an economic breather or reversal was said to be "a significant change in the attitude of businessmen (over the country) within the last two weeks." this involving a swing toward optimism. The "significant change" was reported by a strategically-placed Washington official with an un- See OUTLOOK on Page 7 Poliomyelitis Cases in County Total 727; 30 Die in Arkansas T\vo new poHome.lytis cases and two previously unreported cases today brought the total of cases in Mississippi County to 121. The late of increase, however, is slowing down, and there have only been five new cases rciiorted by health authorities this week, and it is the lightest, week since the outbreak or the epidemic in the middle ot ''We ;i' poing home, I am sure, with n very much belter undei-- AtmuUng of (.lie siUiaUo than we had when we cnm n over," the U.S. chief of imvnl operations told a news conference following mrrt- InpR with Norwegian and Danish rnllitnry commanders. Adm. Dcnfcld spoke for the joint chiefs. The subject of sharing the atom bomb with ollirr Atlantic treaty Klffnalorles WAS not mentioned In the staff talks, J>cn- frlrt told a questioner. " There wn.s no general discussion of arms aid." he added. "Our purpose In coming here was to exchange Ideas on proper organization." Gen. O. K. TlerK. chief of the Norwegian joint services, told the reporters: "We have discussed defense programs and we are finding n very gorid solution to our problem/' Denfcld told the reporters » defense organisation might be t\mc- lloning by the end of this year. He added this was just n guess, bused on a feeling thai "we wore gelling alonp so well it would not be too touph to work out an organization by (lint time." The nnvftl chief said (.he U.fl. commanders did not conic here with any ready plan, Thither, lie said, the mission wns to exchange views and report back to the U.S. government. U.S. Army Gen. Omar Bradley. uevKtaK with Ocufcld from the liis broad authority to allocate the funds and specify nations Baptist Leader Takes New Post June. Everett EndicolL, 18, soil of Mr. District Ler««on Thief Installs Osceola Officers Approximately 4o per-son.s attended the installation of officers of O.-:ccola^ Mack Gricter of the American Legion last night in the Mn.sonic H-..H in Osceola. Billy Steed, commander of the Filth Lcsuni DiMrtct, *poke to the i the street. Explosion Causes Minor Damage In Drug Store An explosion believed to have been caused by a pressure cooker blew the grill section out at Klrby Drrg Store at Fourth and Main Streets today, and sent glass panel| ling above the awning flying into ; a:id presided over tlie installation. Mr. Steed pointed out the importance of reaching member- i -ship quotas and said the efforts of each post were important and ap- precteted by the .state Legion organization. Among guests were Jameo Niers- thelmer, past commander of Blytheville's Dxtd Cason Post, and Nick ShH-ely, ccmmander-elect of Ihc Blvtheville past. ^Nlr. Nier.sthelmer spoke briefly on YS experience in membership drive*. Following the installation dinner, members, their wives and irfends, went to the Legion Hut for an informal dance. All patrons and passersby escaped injury. The explosion, which sent bits of stewed chicken all over the counter, occurred about 12:20 p.m. The awnings had been lowered and caught all the (ailing glass, which probably did more than anything else to prevent Injury to several standing on the corner waiting for lights to change and the Main Street bus. Mississippi County Men Obtain Paroles Two Mississippi County men, Robert Southard and Arthur Wallace, yesterday were granted paroles by the Arkansas Parole Board, Southard began serving a five- year term for second degree murder March 20, 1947, The Board granted 34 paioles tr-oinmrndcd one pardon, eight Two Trucks, Auto In Accident on South Highway 61 Two persons were Injured, neither believed seriously, last night in a three-way traffic accident on South Highway 61 Involving two trailer trucks and a car. injured were: William Jordan, Blytheville, driver of the car. lacerations to the head; Mrs. Lloyd Woods. Blytheville. lacerations about the head n»d body. M rs. Woods is in Blythcvillc Hospital where her condition is reported as "satisfactory." Mrs. William Jordan, Sharon Lee Jordan, Lloyd Woods and Lenta Woods, who were passengers in the Jordan car. escaped uninjured. ' According to Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken, the accident occurred at 8:15 last night three and one- half miles South of Blytheville. The Jordan car, a 1936 model Chevrolet, sides'* iped a trailer truck driven by W. A. Thornton of Maron. III., and a second truck driven by Otis Hancock of Memphis crashed Into the rear of the Jordan car. It has not been determined whether the commercial carrier, a n automobile transport truck driven by Hancock, struck the, Jordan car alter or before the car sideswipe^ the first truck, Deputy Aiken said- The Jordan car was travelling South on the Highway followed by the commercial carrier and the truck driven by Thornton was trav- elling North, Deputy Aiken said. Neither truck was loaded. And Mrs. A. L. Endicott of Mittigan Ridge was taken to the University Hospital yesterday, after Manila physicians had diagnosed hi-s illness as • polio. They said however that no paralysis had developed before he reached the hospital. The other new case was Martha Lester, two and a) half, daughter of Mr. and Mis. Lawrence 1 Lester of the Flat Lake Community. She was taken to Little Rock this morning. May Attack Reported Jerry Layne and Kay Fisher were jx»t-po1to cases reported today. Jeiry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maxte Layne, 205 South 20th Street. und Ls five years old. His Illness was In May. Kr.y is two, nnd her parents live at 701 Moultrie Drive. She- will be examined at the Crippled Children's- Clinic to'be conducted in Hlytliftville sometime nt-xt month. Relatives of Glen Carson said today that his name had been carried as Oean Carson in the Courier News, and that he made his home with grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Jo Seratt of the Dogwood Ridge Community rather than an uncle and aunt. Two Mi-ssissippI County victims, the year at 518. Mayor is Stricken KANSAS CITY, Aug. 4. (AP) — heavily urded conference room Mayor . phll .Grimes of Centraiu. yjtet- A*polio ' J iialIe ; nV waS" repbrtecl j w: "doing well" today at the Kansas City -Medical Center, j Mayor Grimes entered the hospital early this week. declined to discuss whnt form the Atlantic pant defense plan would take, who might he Us commander or where its heaclonartcrs might be. To Confer With Montgomery Fred Becker, minister of music and education at the Baptlsi Church -since June, I94H, last nighl submitted his resignation to tin church, In a regular business session, to accept n position ns lilvec tor of the Ouachita Baptist College choir nnd assistant professor o voice, nt Arkadelphla. Mr. Flecker's resignation, which I to be effective September Wilma Bailey, two-year old Negro child, and Dorothy Lee Willingham. 11-year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. II. P. Willingham, were transferred for post-polto treatment from the University Hospital to the Con- le/icent Center at Jacksonville. Ruthlu Mae Brooks, five, Negro, was to be returned to her home at 1008 South 14th Street today. She hn.* been at the Convalescent Center for several weeks. 518 Cases in Arkan*aj LITTLE ROCK. An^. 4. (AP) — Poliomyelitis has claimed its 30th life in Arkansas this year. Fifteen-year-old tfaskcll Bo yd j Siillingcr died of the disease at his t nome near Ravenricn Springs yes- ' Nov " Dec Mar May 1000 Obtain Chest X-Rays In Free Clinics More than 1,000 persons from the area of Joiner, WlilUoll and Dyras communities hnve visited clinics operated this week by the Stnle Health Di'pnrlmcnt and the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, and had chest x-rnys made. The survey is conducted periodically by the tv,'o sponsoring agents in order that control of tuberculosis may start early. Yesterday's clinic was set up at the theater In and today the mobile unit was moved to Kefser, and will bo in West Ridge tomorrow. A llalf-clay clinic is scheduled for Millignn Rldtfe salurdny. and next week's schedule v.-iil bcRin at Leachvllle, Monday morning. At, the clinic yesterday 380 persons had chest x-rays marie. Registrars and clerks Included: Mrs. O. A. Burkhart. Mrs. Oscar Matlor.k, Mrs. Merlin Ray, Mrs. Kric Davis, Mrs. Ernest Pickens, Mrs. Ted Fox, and Mrs. Vcrnon Humphries. In. Pv«ice. where the staff chiefs •ill be at week's end. conferences will be held nt Fontainbleu with Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery and with comma nder.« from France. Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands—the other members of the. Western European union. Tlie Scandinavian delegations met the American officers In separate conferences nt U.S. Nnval Headquarters In London. Each group spent more than nn hour with the Americans. The conferences were conducted under the same conditions of secrecy us yesterday's meeting with British military leaders. Armed guards made certain only actual accepted - by lh« -ID am her participants entered the conference room. The American representatives will leave for Paris this afternoon Ser JIIIJTAKV nn I'acc 7 Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. quotations: Fire Damages Duplex; Oil Store It Blamed HAYTI. Mo. Aug. 4.—Tire destroyed one side of a duplex occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Drew 105 West Madison, here yesterday afternoon. The fire started when an oil cook stove exploded. Everything In the apartment was destroyed by the blaze. Furnishings owned by Mr. and Mrs. Billy Palmer, who occupied th< other apartment, sustained wate and .smoke damage. Six hundred of the most com McCMIan and Fulbrighi Again Split Their Votes WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. (API — Senator Fuibright voted against his [commander; the :erday. The state health department reported Arkansas' total of cases for i—Soybean High Low Close 235 : . 231',i 233*i 234 A i 231 233'i 232 22ft'i 230'i 229 226 227!i Dud Cason Legionnaires, Auxiliary Hold Joint Installation of Officers South Dakoton Boomed for GOP Chairmanship WASHINGTON, AUR. A. <>V> — Opponents of Guy G. GabrLelson of New Jersey today broupht out A.xcl J. Beck of South Dakotn as their dark horse candidate for Re- pub Hen n nnlinnnl chnirman. Beck, 55. farmrr-lawyrr and comparative nfiVcomrr to the rommlt- (.PP. was bcintr snnportctl by friends of Rep UuRh n, Scott. Jr.. of Pennsylvania. retiring rhnlrrnnn. Rut flflbriolson'R hnrkrrs rhlmed n majority of thr 102-votr committee in n te-st scheduled for l;Ucr Ihc day. Gnbr!e].snn Is n 58-year-old Nrw Jersey Irtwyc.r and Industrialist. He hacked the imsiirrossfu] prrsldcntlnl rnnrttdney of Renat/ir Robert A. Taft of Ohio lust yrnr. Hcotl. quitting aftfr a stormy vrar as chairman, .supported Gov. Thomas E, Dnwey of New York. who won the nomination. Beck's friends say he tin.*; nn present preference fr>r thn party's president iat nomination. Tin . - ship of U\e chinch. No plan* been made today to select h! .successor. The music director's resignntlo; stated that he had alrays twlleve' his place was in teaching for Haptlst College, and thai he woul join, the Ounchita GoUcfte tacuK Immediately after leaving Blythe vllle. Mr. and Mrs. Becker came BlythevUle from the First Baptfe Church at Wnxnhachle, Tex., whcr lie had been director of music fo Uvo years while completing his edu cation at the seminary. In tli spring ho Knidimled from South western Seminary with a Master Degree In Religious Education a Master's Def-ee In Sacred Musi Si-rved First fn IntlUna His church music -work, begfl in Evans vllle, liul., where he wi treasurer :incl phmisl of the Walm Street Biipttst Church, a membt of tlie A Cnppcltn Choir at tk Ctiitral iflgh School, and bega a local radit) pid^rnin with Mi I.oi.s K«ich, iv former Ouacliita sti dent. +io receive the aid. He said the arms aid bill to Implement the Atlantic alliance .should be piL&svcl by Congress as soon as passible and that the full amount ufjht should be granted. Democrats nnd Republicans alike tve ngrced tha^ Mr. Truman may nil that lie wants in the re- for arms aid. Foreign Affairs Commit- c members appeared determined, i trim the amount asked even att- • they rerelved figures in Soviet illtary strength, aiiey had a full %y of closed door sessions ye.ster- ay with Army and Slat* Depiirt- lent experts who helped draft the .R arms aid program. Truman Clarlflr* One Point Mr. Truman said he docs not care aythlUK about blank check author,y to allot the arms aid money, He snid he la content to let Con- rrss work out the details. Tl;e important thing, he said, is > provide the money and provide it uickly. The situation shaped up like this fter the first full wck of com mi tee conslilerallon of the program ut to congress last week by Mr. •Truman: 1. There U heavy sentiment to iurb Ihe broad grants of presldcn- la! authority proposed and spell ml. as closely 'A& pos-slble, the amount of assistance to be given, Ut nations to receive it, and the conditions under which It shall be )rovlcted. 2. lliere Is substantial sentiment 'or a sharp cut in the amount arid, luratlon of the program. Instead of approving «n prrm alrt aUn «b ru^ t'nr&tigh June 36, 1U5Q. many committee members favor • iiniltlng It io next March 31, with the Idea that Congress can take another look in January and extend It if necessary. Those supporting: this psfcpasal would cut the financial nuTnorlzntloii at least m halt. Fxperl Witnessrs fUcalled House leaders have not set a timetable lor full BToitsc debate. They hope to have the bill on the house floor around the middle of the month. The cxcprt witnesses who testified yesterday were recalled today. They are Major General Lvmnn I*. Irf?mnil7,?r, Edward T. Dickinson, Jr., and Dr. Lloyd Bcrkner, mem- foers ol the government's foreign assistance correlation committee. A formal committee announcement at the end of the session said they gave "detailed Information itbctiit the .specific types of equipment" proposed to be given to friendly nut Eons fearful of Soviet encroachment. The announcement said nothing 1 In 1042-43 he directed music at I *iyjiit the amounts each nation E. N. Shlvley was Installed as commander of Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion and Mrs. Jesse Russell was installed as Woman's Auxiliary president at a joint installation of officers at the Legion Hut Tuesday night. Other Legion and Auxiliary officers Installed at the meeting were: Auxiliary-Mrs. II. L. Halscll. Sr., first vice-president; Mrs. Paul Mahon, second vice-president; Mrs. Sam Godwin, secretary; Mrs. James Niersthcimcr. treasurer; Mrs. N. J. Humphries, historian; Mrs. Ben J. Clue, chaplain; and Mrs. Garland Moody, sergeant-at-arms. Legion—Louis Green, first vice- commander; Ed Burks, second vice. colleague. Senator McCleHan, yes .°> , \-UIII ,- ley. Roy I. Bsg- champtain; C- A. Cunningham, terday in another test on McCIel- historian; and Joe Travis, sergeant- lan's foreign aid amendment. "' ~~ The amendment would require $1.350.000,000 of European recovery funds be spent for surplus U.S. faim crops. The- vote was whether to sustain Vice President Barkley's ruling that the Amendment was new legislation subject t,o a point of order. Fulbripht voted for the ruling; furloughs and lour commutations i mon weeds in the United States | McClellan agaiast it. oi MaUnc*. | OMM iron £urop* aod JUU, ' The ruling was upbeld, U-33. flt-nnns. Mr.: .livlcy succeeds James Nters- thelmer a-s commander of Dud Cason post and Mrs. Russell succeeds Mrs. B. F. Stewart as president of thft Auxiliary. The Auxiliary officers were Installed by Mrs. Claude Rains of Osceola, a past District Five president. Billv Sited, of Leachvllle newly-elected commander for the Le«ioa'< Legion officers. State Commander Speaks Lee Ward of Paragould, who was recently elected slate commander of the Legion was the principal speak- r at the installation ceremonies and Wayne Sellers of Paragould. com man tier of trn Legion's Fourth District, also spoke. A delegation representing the Os- ccoh Lfglon Auxiliary chapter attended at the meeting. Preceding the Installation ceremonies, a luncheon was served by members of Blytheville auklltary. Mr. Rhlvtey saltf today that plans arc being made to ass tat all veterans In apply for National Service Life Insurance dividends. Application for the dividends may not be filed prior to August 29 when every World War II veteran who held a NSL-I policy for 90 days or more will become eligible for a refund. Commander Shlvley said the local American Legion post will furnish official application forms and plans to have members on hand to veterans In filling out their forms accurately. "The average payment Is expected to be around ,M7r> Mnny will M- y get more or less than that amount, i Hy. however/' tx< tuted. 'Ocu was endorsed for StnU's by his congrrsslr>nal delegation. Although antf-Oabrielsnn foice? were lines up behind Brrk. more nference-s were Koine nn. Another dark horse candidate might possibly emerge from Ihc First Uaitlst Church in Greenville, MI.S.S-. nnd the following year obtained his, U. S. degree In music education. Uls wife, the former Miss Shirley Taylor of Owcnsboro, Ky.. Is a graduate of the "Vomen's Misslon- nry Union Training School at L/JULS- villc, and has a master's dcRrcc in music education. She has been director nt music at the Dell High School while In BlythevUle. Blythcvillc, FayettCYtUc Register High and Low Temperature for the Day Hlythevilln ye.stcrday led the way loward mrumlcy as far a.s Ark:nt- stus summer weather Ls concenu-d, Much of the state has enjoyed cool breezes of late, hut a return of re^ulp.rly scheduled summer heat bey;in here when the mercury climbed io 9f> yc.sterelay afternoon prior to a 1.28-inch rain around 5.30. rilythrvllir's 1940 hich is 59. Yc-stcitlay's 96 was tops for the sl;tte. Kl I>Tndo posted the second would get. Committee members said, privately Fiance and Great Britain u-nuld be cut In for the lion's sharo Decnuse ol their Importance militarily. Young Blytheville Golfer Qualifies in Texas Event E.B. GPP, Jr.. Dlythevllle Hi^Ii School student and winner of the Arkansas Double A Hieh Rrhnol championship, was one of 64 youn« golfers qualifying |n the- Junior Chamber of Commerce's Nrvlion^l Junior Golf Tournament now underway In Houston. Gee qualified with a 79-81-160, or five strokes below the qualityhiw maximum of 165. Match piny started in the tournament today. Senators Frown On Extending Peacetime Draft WASHINGTON. Aug. 4— (in— Senators inh\ Army Secretary Gordon Gray today that the pence- time draft net probably will he allo'jvcci to rile next June 25 defense officials anticipate an ein- ersrncy. Chairman 'Cyclings (D-Mcl) ot liw Armed Service Committee said tills was a subject of a -secret session will) Secretary Oray and General J. l.av.ton Collins, vice chtet of staff for the Army. After the conference, from winch even committee sta'f members were exclmlcd, Tyclings sai^ no action on selective service appears necessary at. this session. He sain Congress hlsh with a 92 while citizen* of P,iy- would meet aijain next Jammry— cUevillr* shivered early this morning when the mercury registered a IO-A- of 56. Fort Smith posted a &t rte?rce reading. New York Cotton Oct. , Dec. Mch. HI eh LAW Lri4 2977 2%1 »7C 2971 2960 2910-71 2%4 W>5(> 2936 .'. Tfl-l ?OH 'fl.ia , 21.18 2, 8' 283X 2686 2678 W.9B New York Stocks Closing quolatlon? A T A T Amer Toljncco Anaconda Copper Moth Steel . Chrysler National Distillers Gen Ek-ctric Gen Motors Montfconcry Ward N Y Int Harvester .... Hears Roebuck Republic Steel Radio . .,..'.. Socony Vacuum ., Standard of N J ., Texas Corp .. T C po:mrv |LT S «t;cl in time to comufer an extension or revision. Last yo;u. .itter nuicl* (iispvite. Congress enacted a peacetime selective .service act Under It men 19 '"iion^n 25 year.s were subject '.o diiift for 21 months. No draft call* huve been ni.irie .since January of This year because volunteers have [Wire thatx tilled quotas for the urmrd services. 71 2S 3-8 51 19 1-8 37 1-8 62 n? 1-2 10 24 7-8 41 1-2 13 3-8 10 3-8 l,i l-'2 66 1-4 55 1-8 I Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight nnd Friday. Scattered thmidershnwers Friday. Missouri fnrrrast: Generally fair tonight nnd Friday: IHtlo change I]) temperature. NrininiLim this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—96- Sim.set. today—f>:59. Sunrise tomorrow—5:13. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. todny--1.28, Tof n i «i )icr Jan. 1—37.0!). Mean tempera tut e i midway be- Soutliern Pacific 37 7-8ilwccn high and low)—S2.5.

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