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VOL. XLV—NO. 11B BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TiiJti DOMINANT mrwKBAoro f\m M .->•*!..•»••.-—. ........ ..^.^ _ Blyth«viU« Dtlly Nnra Courier Blythcrill* Herald Mississippi vtilc; POMPiAtlT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEAST ARKAKBA g AND gODTHBAST MISSOURI Foreign Aid Bill Vote in Senate ExpectedMonday Only One Obstacle Left to Prolong Debate on Measure By Dun Whllehead .^WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. (XT/—A Wultl-billlon dollar foreign aid bill was set today (or swift passage after running a gauntlett of sharp Senale debate for days. The final vote is expected Monday. The only obstacle still confronting the money bill—and not a very big one—is an amendment by Senator Kern (R-Mo) to bar recovery aid to any nation in the future which nationalizes a basic industry. Tiie move Is aimed particularly at Britain's socialization program. Senate leaders see no difficulty ahead in brushing aside the Kem proposal. It was ruled out of order late yesterday on the grounds it contained policy-making law in violation of Senate rules. Kem appealed the decision by Senator Tydings <L>-Md>. who was presiding. But leaders are confident they can beat this move. Once past that hurdle, the Senate Is exacted to approve the measure which has been tied up in a confused wrangle over Senate rules. As It now stands, the bill contains: (1) $3,628,300,000 to carry the Economic Cooperation Administration to July 1, 1950. (2) S150.()00,000 for EGA loans (3) $1,074,000,000 to pay for EGA operations during last April, May and June. <4> $900.000.000 for Army occupation costs In Germany Austria Japan and the Ryukyu Islands ti<5) .545.000,000 In aid for Turkev ^Rid Greece. 16) $344,000 for a congressional watchdog committee stan to continue checking on foreign spending. The total of these figures Is roughly about 10 per cent less than voted by the House. For this reason, the final vote will send the bill into a conference where Senate- House members will work out their differences. Congressmen Divided Over China's Fate B.T Jack Bell WASHINGTON, Aug. « M>1— Congress found itself about as divided as China today on>hat to do about stopping the advance of Communism in Asia. The State Department's white pa- mr- nvnlni..: _.* . ^ per explaining why Chiang Kai- sheks government failed to Ihe keep ep Ihe Communists from gobbling up w'h-n h Cllina was grceted ° n «P^- tol hill by a volley ol criticism from •^makers who called it n confession of American failure also. " was Defended, on the other hand, as a realistic review of a situation which just about everybody here agrees is bad. Among the members of Congress there was a meeting of mind! o^ one point-something ought to be done lo keep all of China from be^ S2, 01 ?!!"" by ™PP°rtcr s of the banner, who" might threaten China's neighbors. then But there program. Senator Bridges '™ "''" <" 'he was no agreement on <R-NH>, administr. long- ive assurance BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1949 communist forces still fight." Senator Magnuson IE willing To Talk Pacific Pact CH1NHAE. Korea, Aug. " er Odav f » i?£ D -.,* serlcs ot c °»'erences ith Present Syngman Rhee on Pacilic pact against Communists veteran leader of China's ine separate statements. Chlahg K ° rean P rcsl(i!!r 't they the Projected dying Sec, SUUc Ach <*°n's letter marizing the white paper. un ' onf 0' Pacific 'powers toi.. ul . u *. "either statement made any reference to the United States "white Paper on China. Both leaders said. r°tn-" T ' - tn "' Mrc studying Sec- *Mjni Weather Arlwnsai forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with scattered afternoon *tnmdershowers; not much change In temperature Mtw.uri f«rec«<: Generally fair tonight and Sunday, except a few local thundershowers extreme south portion. Minimum this morning—11. Maximum yesterday— »o. Sunset today—«:M. Sunrise tomorrow—5:14. Precipitation 24 hours from lam today—none. Total since Jan. 1—37.09. Federal Reserve Board Provides Easier Credit By Charles Melon? WASHINGTON, Aug. S—W>—The government, which this week began borrowing to meet Its expenses, may be the chief gainer form the newest "easy credit" move by the Federal Reserve Board. The board yesterday ordered a cut in reserve requirements—the proportion of deposits that banks may not lend—in order to make an extra »1,800,000.000 available for loan or investment thi» month. It was the third time this year the board has thus increased the supply of loan funds available, besides taking such other business- bracing steps as removal of consumer credit restrictions, and mak- fng It easier to buy stocks on credit. Neither of the previous cuts in bank reserve requirements, the latest of (hem in early May, made even a dent in the record-making. $2,750.000,000, 27-week-long drop in bank loans to business. That drop lasted until this past week. More Business Men Borrowlni As businessmen shied away from borrowing money for the purchase of goods they might get stuck with in a pr:-e decline, they sought other ways to invest their money. One result was heavy purchases of government securities from other hives tors. Financial experts here think the same thing will occur this time, although business borrowing—having finally taken its first mild upturn—should continue to climb until November while businessmen build up Inventory for the fall and Christmas season. The government, on the other hand, is just getting started at borrowing to make up the gap between Its inccme and Its outgo— a gap that Is expected to run to 53.000,000.000 or more In the current fiscal year and already has put the government over $1,500,000.000 in the red. The fiscal year ends June 30. In its first try at borrowing some "new money" on an issue of Its 91-day bills, the treasury got by without having to boost the interest yield of about one per cent a year. But the volume of bidding at acceptable prices was .not too pleasing to officials. U.S. Finds Money "Tiiht" They suspected that one reason was the money was "tight" at the New York city and Chicago banks, ease The reserve-board order will Mean temperature tw«*n hi«h and Jew; midway -§. be- thi'ngs, releasing for loan' or investment an extra I500.000.COO at banks In those cities, $675,000,000 at other larger city banks, and $625,000,000 at "country banks." The order will reduce, the reserve requirements on time deposits (saving accounts) from 8 to 5 per cent. or! Aug. 16 at country banks and on Aug. 11 »t all other banks. On demand deposits (checking accounts), requirements will be reduced as follows: At New York and Chicago banks, from 34 to 22 per cent over the period from Aug. 11 to Sept. 1, at other larger city banks, from 20 to IB per cent over the same period. At country banks, from 14 to 13 per cent immediately, then to 12 per cent on Aug. 16. Division Street Playgronud Area Fence Delivered The fence to be erected on the street sides of the Division Street Park has arrived and construction will begin early next week. Rosco Crafton. chairman of the Blytheville Park Commission said today. Mr. Crafton said the C. A. Tant Construction Company had offered to put up the fence free of charge. As soon as additional funds are available the other two sides of the park will be fenced, but there are no immediate plans for fencing any of the other pari sites. The fence is of galvanized steel, and is about four feet high. Equipping of the parks is virtually complete now. but the curtailed activities due to the poliomyelitis epidemic have not made It necessary for the supervision schedule t,o be put In froce. A small jungle gvm, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips has been set up at the Division Street Park. $49.50 Per Ton Support Placed on Cottonseed WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. M>,-A price support program for cottonseed was announced yesterday by the Agriculture Department. The department will support the price of 1949 cottonseed with a to per cent of purity loan program. This means that cotton growers will be guaranteed $49.50 per ton for their cottonseed. Loans will be made through Dec. 31. 1949. The maturity date on the loans will be April 30, 1950. We/for. Board Member Appoint*! by McGrath LITTLE ROCK. Aug. Governor McMath today appointed Claude Gregory of Jonesboro i member of th« State Welfare Board. He succeeds Rufus D. Haynes of Paragould, who resigned. Would Liquidate Tito TRIESTE. Free Territory, Aug 8. W)—A Moscow radio broadcast heard hire yesterday called for the liquidation of Yugoslav Premier Marshal Tito. The broadcast said Yugoslav emigrants to the Soviet Union appealed for cooperation to get rid of Tito 'ui to* nun* of human principle*." NEW REPUBLICAN' CHAIRMAN— Guy G. Gabrielson (above) won the Republican National chairmanship in a three-way contest. H Is fro: New Jersey. (AP Wirephoto' Polio Case Total Increases Slowly Missco Lists 126 And Pemiscor County 48 for This Yeor The number of poliomyelitis cases in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and Pemiscot County Missouri, today stood at 174 for the year, according to the health unit directors of the two counties. Mississippi County has listed 126 i % d Pemiscot County 48 Three Mississippi County children were added to the list of victims yesterday. T-vo of the three children have been placed in the Isolation Ward of the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock and the third is at the St Vincent Infirmary; in: Little Rock. Wilson CKlld Hospitalized Alice Fay Summers, seven daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Summers of Wilson was the last victim. She was taken to the Baptist Hospital yesterday. The other two. both patients having been admitted Thursday, are: Deborah Richardson, 20-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson of Keiser, nnd Edward Gray Fleeman. son of Mr. and Mrs Willie Fleeman of Leachville He is six. and is at the Baptist Hospl- Duiing this week a total of 10 cases has been reported by health authorities In Mississippi County, and two of those were post-polio cases, since the actual Illness did not occur this week. This Is Ihe lightest week since the outbreak of the epidemic, almost two months ago. « Cases In Pemiscol Counlj- CARUTHERSVILLK, Mo.. Aug. « —Six more cases of polio have been reported to the Pemiscot County Health Office, bringing the total of cases In thus county up to 48. The victims are: Betty Lou Slmms, 13. Cottomvood: Harry Dowdy. 3, Hayti; Edward Mitchell. Jr., 11 months. Hayti; Wendell Stone, 5, Caruthcrsville; Dolores Williams, 18 months. Hayti. George Neal. 45. Negro. Warden. All cases are hospitalized. Due to the shortage of personnel the hospitals in Cape Girardeau are no longer accepting polio patients. Patients in this area are be- in? sent to hospitals in St. Louis. The National Polio Foundation announced it Is sending doctors and nurses to Cape Girardeau. and It is hoped >,hat accommodations will again be available to victims from this section. Merchants Warned To Watch for Stolen Postal Money Orders Postmaster Ross S. Stevens and Worth D. Holder, manager of the Blytneville chamber of Commerce today warned Blytheville merchants to be on the lookout for United States Postal money orders inat were stolen from the Marked Tree In Post office recently. special bulletin issued by the Chamber of Commerce businessmen were advised that the stolen : .oney orde. forms were U1 -• ~ ."v. .win,;> wcie blank and can be filled In and signed by anyone for any amount up to $100. The money orders reported stolen Irom Marked Tree Post Office were numberd from 491,201 through 491,400. Business firms were asked to have their cashiers and clerks to check all money orders cashed by them and should one bearing the number In this series, the post EIGHT PAGES Housing Project For Blytheville To Cost $700,000 Secretary Receives Dora from Architect Now in Fort Worth Bl.vtheville's low-cost housing project is to cost approximately 1100,000. That Is what J. Mell Brooks secretary-treasurer of the Blytheville Housing Authority, reported today after conversing via telephone with Authority Architect U. s Branson, now consulting with fed eral housing officials In F\>rt Worth, Mr. Brooks, who was in Fort Worth earlier this week with Mr Branson, said rlans for tile project were progressing satisfactorily and that final plans and specifications should be ready for submission ivllhin two weeks. He said Mr. Branson remained in Fort Worth to discuss minor changes in plans and specifications occasioned by changes In construction cosls and other factors. To Ask Bids Soon Aulhority to advertise for bids can be expected shortly after plans and specifications are submitted. Amendments to existing contracts between .the local Authority and the Public Housing Administration are being worked out and are expected to be ready for execution by the time the Authority receives au- for bids, thorizalion to advertise according to Mr. Brooks. Work on preparing an application for a Negro housing project Is to be started within a few days. Mr Brooks pointed out that this project will come under the new Federal Housing Act. which necessitates filing new applications. Preliminary requests previously had been made. Discussions of the Negro project have indicated that It would Involve construction of so to 100 family units. The Blytheville project Is the first in the Fort Worth area office to be re-activlated and certified for immediate development. Representatives of the Authority are expected to return to Fort Worth In about three weeks to submit .final plans for approval.' $2,400 is Top Price Paid at Horse Auction Aces Bell, a three-year-old dapple gray mare, brought a high bid of S2.400 at C. G. Smith's llth sale of registered Tennessee walking walking horses at his sales bam on South Highway 61 yesterday. The mare, offered for sale by Austin Ellis of Palestine, 111., was purchased by P. C, Hogan of North Little Rock. Second high bid of $1.950 was brought by Miss Red Head, a four- year-old mare offered for sale by Marlon Lyies of Chapel Hill, Tenn. The mare was purchased by a representative of Ihe C and S Coal and clay Company of Zelienople Penn. Third high price was paid for Jones' Lizetla. a four-year-old chestnut mare offered for sale by C. E. Whltlock of Shreveport. La. Jess Melllkan of Cape Oirardeau paid $1.250 for the mare. More than 100 horses were offered at public suction at the sale. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Military Chiefs Agree On Atlantic Defense HEAD OF L U S T R O N —Carl G. Strandlund (above), head of Lust- ron Corp.. touches his head as he explains to the House banking and currency committee how he launched his Columbus O., house prefabrication firm with *1,000 of his own and $35.500,000 borrowed from the government. He told the committee he is losing a million dollars a month. <AP Wirephoto) Electric Co-Op Names Directors Annual Meeting Held In Hayti to Hear Progress Reports HAYTI. Mo.. Aug. 6—Nearly 500 persons attended the annual meeting of the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electrical Co-operative in the Joy Theater In Hayti. yesterday. Four new members were elected to «je nrmn<zn\W.i LI- man board of directors. Elected were E. C. Speer, Braggadocio; John W. Masters, southern Dunklin County; n. J. Hart, Peach Orchard; and E. A. Priggle, Portagevllle. The meeting was opened with an address by T. R. Cole, president of the board, who traced the progress of the co-op from 1937 when it had 14 members until Its present membership which Is over 0,000. He also Informed members Hint Missouri co-operatives have Joined in publishing a monthly paper, "Rural Electric Missourlan." 5,000 Members Added He snld Pemiscot and Dunklin members will begin receiving their copies this month. Mr. Cole served as master of ceremonies and introduced O. A. Knight secretary and treasurer of the board. Mr. Knight, who has been on the board for !i years, reported on the financial development of th organization. Glen Eaker. manager of the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electrical Co-1 operative, talked on the growth of the organization in terms of miles of lines and members served. He said the co-op has addd 5000 members since 1045 and that In S« CO-OP on Page • 1 By The Aooclated Press U. S. chiefs of staffs meeting with Western European military commanders in Paris said toclny there is "great unanimity ol opinion" on the wny Atlantic pact defenses should be organized. Satisfactory progress of the defense Inlks was announced at a news conference by Adm. Louis Denficlri, spokesman tor the officers, who are Hearing the end of a 10-dny Euro -H tour. Military commanders of France. Belgium, Ihe Netherlands nnd Portugal worked out defense plans with the Americans in Paris. Earlier in London, the Americans talked with Ihe British. Norwegian, and Danish niililiii-y chiefs, .staff officers of Italy and Luxembourg. Other members of the alliance, met with them In Frankfurt. Official dispatches In Canton said 150.000 Communist Chinese troops are mussing south of Changsha for another southward toward Hint provisional Nationalist capital. Observers in the capital said the whole South China defense system was (In-own out of gear when Nationalist cien. Chen Ming-Jen deserted to the Communist!). Inking possibly 30,000 of Ills !)l).r")0 troops with him. The Chinese foreign office ... studying the United Stales while I -.per on China, released In Washington yesterday, but has made no comment. The white paper wiped off the Nationalist government as a failure. The first session of the newly formed council of Europe meets in Strassbom-g Monday. Western European lenders hnve expressed hope the new orgnnlzntlon may scn>-.' day bcome the federal government of a United Slates of Europe. The Inaugural session will give its attention to practical problems having to do with public works, patents, nnd social security. Creation of an International European pnssirart will be discussed. • Japan is Key, General Soys, To the Far East COLUMBUS. O., A..1IR. 6 (/]>,— Jnpan Is the key to Ihe entire Far Eastern situation, the war-time commander of the Eighth Annj said today. "So long as Russia does not control Ihe Island clmin, nnd particularly the main islands of Japan." said 1,1. Gen. Robert I,. Eichelberger, "the further of the Reds Is to advnticemcril very large extent stymied." General Eichelbcrger spoke from a prepared speech nt the opening session of the 31st nnmial convention ol the Ohio Department the American Legion. of Cardinal and Columnist Patch Up Educational Bill Dispute NEW YORK. Aug. 6. Cardinal Spellman has Issued ancis new statement on federal aW to education and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who has disagreed with the church leader's stand, termed the message "clarifying and fair." The statements followed a telephone call from the Cardinal to the wife of the late president. The Cardinal said he acted lo clear up "many regrettable ml.sundersland- ings' concerning the position of Ihe Calhollc Church on Ihe statement, Issued simul- office or Blythcvill» police be notified. should Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. quotations: Roman Issue. In his taneously last night with" one by Mrs. Roosevelt, the New York archbishop said his church seeks public funds solely for "auxiliary services" of parochial schools. "We are not asking for general support of religious schools" he said. Mrs. Roosevelt, who the cardinal had called "anli-Cathollc" for her opposition to federal aid to sectarian schools, said the Cardinal had telephoned her and "asked me to go over a statement which he would like to release." "I have read It." she added, "and think it a clarifying and fair statement." Church Rrkav, StaimentS Both statements were released at the chancery office of the New York archdiocese. They came two days after Mayor O'Owyer had expressed hope the two could get together U> reconcile their differcnccj. The Cardinal said the Catholic Dec Mar May High Low 238 235\ 236"i 23? Close 237-'i 236*i P. h "J ch . do ^ s ™ l «Pect. nor ask hool ccnstruc- «nd teaching - school should share 7-ith public for . tton, maintenance services. B"t he said parochial . iporUUon, programs and non-rellglous lext- books. "Wc do not think." he added. "It should be left to each state to decide for Itself whether or not to distribute federal funds In a discriminator way. "And above all. wc ask that Congress guarantee Ihe use of federal funds for health and transportation services to the 2,800.000 of America's children attending parochial schools, if ihey guarantee federal funds for health and transportation services U> other American children attending public schools." Miller Before Lawmaker* The cardinal spoke of "great confusion and the many regrettable misunderstandings and misinterpretations over federal aid to education." Mrs. Roosevelt, declaring anew "no anti-Catholic that she has bias," said: "I am firm In my belief that there shall be no pressure broiisht to bear by any church against the proper operations of the government and that there shall he recognition of the fact that all citizens may express their views freely on questions of public interest." The controversy between the Cardinal and Mrs. Roosevelt, flared up two weeks ago when the Cardinal assailed her for views she expressed In her dally newspaper column. At Issue In Ihe dispute Is a bill sponsored by Rep. Graham Bsrden (D-NO. It would provide $300.000.000 federal aid for general expcives of public schools, with private and church schools excluded. Another bill already passed by Ihe Senate would leave the distribution of federal funds up to the ... If we can mnkc sure that the Japanese arc reasonably nbk to protect themselves after n peace treaty Is concluded," the Ohio-ban- soldier continued, "the scales wil be tipped the other wny. "That is why I consider Japan as the key to the entire Far Eastern situation at this lime." General Elchclljcrecr asserted """ la .," cver ivould be able to con- mass which we ,. throughout the world, the Chinese peasant loves the soil," Ihe general said. "He would rol "the millin nil China." "Like farmers not want to be collective farms.' regimented into "The arc the small traders of the Far EaM, They will require International trade in order to live. Unless the Reds cense their hymn of hntc nnd seek friendly commercial contacts, there will be chaos In China, and the communists will not be able to impose their regime on the vast population." Three Men Killed Fighting Forest Fire in Montana HELENA. Mont,. Aug. 6. fAP) _ At leas', three men were burned to Earthquake Kills 500 In S. America Heaviest Damage is Reported At Ambato in Andes Mountains WASHINGTON, An*. 6 (AP)—Five-hundred persons died in an eai-thcjiiitke which destroyed 70 per cent of the homes in Ambato,_ Ecuador, yesterday, the Kcuadorenn embassy saul il was mlormccl in an official bulletin from its govern... .._ govern- *ment today. Dr. Alfonso Mascoso, minister counselor in the embassy, gave thL 1 ! Recount bused on the bulletin received by nirito: Ambnlo. t smiilt city which is tho center ol the textile Industry in the highlands of Ecuador, suffered Bresiti'iit damaue In Ihe quake that struck 11 number or mountain cilia? mid towns yesterday. Flvc-i'umired persons died In Ambnto alone. Seventy per cent of its homes were dcstroeyd nnd the remaining 30 per cent were imide uninhabitable. Other smaller towns nearby were shaken but, did not suffer such severe damage. Onto t'laza. the president of the republic, has gone to Ambato ami the Army and Air Force are help- hut !i: rescue and relief work. Medical supplies arc being flown Into the ureu rilOFKSSOR At'CtlSKi) — Sheriff 1 Alex Helse Is holding Russell II. Maxey (above), 45, Associate professor of Civil Engineering at the University of South Cnrollna nt Columbia, S. c., in connection with the pistol whipping O f 32- year-old Ann Pierce, a nurse at Columbia hospital. A deputy sheriff reported that Miss pierce told him Hint Maxey hid under her bed then attacked her n.i she prepared to retire. At the hospital It was reported she was treated for more than 100 lacerations. The sheriff snld Maxey will be charged with assault and battery if Miss Pierce lives, or murder if bcnting Is fatnl <AP Wirephoto) Mobile Clinic Serves 1,728 During Week A total of 1.728 persons in South Mississippi County visited the: mobile unit for chest x-rays during five days of clinics, sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, this week. The slx'h clinic tills was to be at morning, but was to ue only a half day. Yesterday at West Riil^c 291 were x-rnycd nnd on Thursrtny 368 persons were x-rayed at Reiser. The clinics, operated by the Stale Henlth Department, nlm nt 100 cent coverage persons -.: per >ver H years death and about si :evcn arc missing In a fores', fire which roared uncontrolled through timher old. as a ir.iijor slop in tuberculosis control development. The clinics will continue In this county another week wilh .the mobile unil to be moved lo Lcnchvlllc, Mondny: Manila, Tncsdny; I>|1. Wednesday morning; Gosnell, Wednesday afternoon; Armorcl, Thursday nnd Luxora. Frldny ncL'isfrnr.s at Keiser included Mrs. J. K Child.';. Mrs. Joe Emerson. Mrs. Uiil Marshall. Mrs. Maurice Li'tie. Hunt and Mrs. Bnb West Rid«c registrars were: Mrs. V. L. Cook. Mrs. A. C. .Spellings. Mrs. Jimmie Nrnl. Mrs. Puilitie Slsco, Mrs. C. M. Wallace. Mrs. Charles Kl' Mis. Oliver Cook and Mrs Clinfnn .Shurpe. Mr* c G. Redman, executive ! secretary ol the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, works with technicians. Mr. and Mrs Ed Mrs. Harlcy Green. Down Cilics, Towns lilt QUITO, Ecuador, All;; 8. (AP) — Rescue parlies rcoprtcd today that more Uiun 500 persons were killed in a series of sharp earthquakes that sVmUurcd nt least H dozen populous mountain cities and towns yestcrdny aflernoon. Ambnlo, a provincial capital of 50,000 population 55 miles south of Quito, reported 500 dead in the one city. Scattered re|x>rts from other areas cut off by \yreckcd bridges and telephone lines' Indicated the death toll would rise much higher. Centuriosrolcl ' cathedral to=vcr» were' shaken down, a military barracks collapsed on conscripts and la one area a trnin was oerailed. An eyewitness broadcasting from Ambnto siild many of the dead were children wlio were studying their cntechlms In the cathedral when Hie quake knocked over the stone structure. The Quito observatory said the earthquake's destruction was centered about GO miles south of Quito, high in the Andes Mountains. Quaynnull, on the const, reported ,the first shock came at 2:02 p.m. nnd a second one followed at 2:08 p.m. Although, reports from other areas were still vague, Ambalo appeared to be hardest hit. The Ambato broadcaster said a third of the city wns destroyed. Prcsirtent Galo Plaza Lasso left lor Ambata to lake personal charge of rescue work. 'IYoo|xs were mo- hilized to cive aid and to put down looting thai v/as reported going on In the ruins of stores and homes. Thousands in the area were panic stricken. Many spent the nigh t out doors, fearing n recurrence of the earth tremors. The governor of Cllimborazo Province reported numerous dead niKi many injured in the provincial capital .Riobamta. The city, with a population of CO.OOO, is ICO miles south of Quito. The nearby town of Guano was reported almost destroyed with an undetermined number of dead and injured. A government announcement Is- surd at Guayaquil said 40 persons, m<,:,tly roldicrs. were killed when a primitive today. Dr. ' area northeast of here a.s I,. Hawkins said 10 rc-clvi forest service parachutist'; Kelly, from the State Health Department, in conducting the clinic. 1 ;. Records from the clinics are given lo thr ell.illh Unit tor follow-up work. Persons wilh negative reports their reports directly, at Ambato. military barracks lor conscripts A rad'o ro^vvt. fro'" A<i)b?Jn said I at le.isl 11 persons were killed in tht: nearby towns o[ La .Merced and San Francisco, where church towers were toppled. The account said nil the buildings in the village of Snlccdo were knocked 'Jiran. There were reports of many dead and preat damage from other towns and eiUi-s south of Quito. , all rerjuirint; Inrxcr x-rays for study are reported to the family physicians. _____ trapped by flames which raced nvcr about 3,00? acres since lightning set the fire yesterday. Names of Ihe victims were not , „ , _. available Immediately. j Lower Bonds Oltoyed Hawkins treated two oihcr T o G c f Mrxirnn Lnhn, .smokejumpers who escaped with I /Mexican Labor serious burns from the Canyon-clilf > WASHINGTON. AllB. 6. I/IVI The amount of bond southern cat- u.,,,.t,i., the fhe ee how I rtuced from $50 to $25. < K, ,., viewed j immigration Commissioner Wat- night said they didn't • son B. Miller agreed to lower the -r-jrw ih. ti ! mLssinz men could; bond after meeting with senntors •cape Ihe flames. ; .. IIK J representatives, one hundred twenty mm. Includ-j Those attending the meeting in- I! ... j t wrachutiri B smokcjumpers. j eluded Senators McClellan nnd Ful- battled desperately In the picture.'! j bright and Rep. Gainings of Ar- qur. Gates of the Mountains area but were unable to check the (lames. fire whipped alonR the Missouri River, which cuts deep gorges below the belt mountain peaks, and leaped up and down sheer cliffs. The blaze was advancing nlong a one-mile front, building up tremendous heat and pressure and threatening to burst prlmltlv* UmtMC. kansas. Education Committee Of C. of C. to Meet The Education Committee of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5 p.m. Monday nt the of the i Chamber of Commerce office The and into private meeting was called by committee I chairman, Oscor Fendler, Heart Attack is Fata! For BatesYille Publisher BATKSVILLE. Ark.. Aug. 6. OF)— O. E. Jnnc-s. editor and publisher of the Hate.sviltn G'.inrd and a former slntr senator, died of a hcnrt attack hrrr nt 3:30 a.m. to- dny. Hr \vns -14. Relatives Ttcre Mr. Jones, a brother-ln-Iftw of Mrs. C. S. Dowdy of Blytheville, Is .survived by his wife. Mrs. Josephine Jnne.s. three children. JEm- mle. O. E. Jones. Jr.. and Mary Jo Jones, all at home, nnd an aunt, Mrs. Harry Brandenburg of Newport. Dr. O. E. Jones, a Dexter County physician, wajs his father. Mr. Jones u-ns born In Newport nnd spent most of his life there before his association with the Balesville newspaper. Funeral arrangements arc Incomplete, but It Is believed that Mnson- ic rites will be conducted In Newport tomorrow, and burial will be In the family lot there. He was a member of tht Episcopal Church.

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