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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHEABT MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 42 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader RLYTHEVJLLE, AUKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ways and Means Committee Head Urges Economy House Tax-Writing Group's Leader Sees Danger in Tax Hike WASHINGTON. May 11— (IP>— Rep. Doughton (D-NC) head the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said after f White House call today that n< favored rigid government economic: to avoid tax increases. Dough ton told reporters that Pres ident Truman had asked him to come to the White House for a general discussion of the tax situation and other matters. Doughton's committee has made no move yet to frame a tax bill in line with the President's January request for 54.000.00Q.OOO in new taxes. Doughton said he hopes it will "not be necessary" to impose new taxes because they "might effect Afbiness adversely." ™In response to questions, he said he thought the President knew how he felt. But he did not sny whnt Mr. Truman had told Ivm. Doughton made it clear that hi? committee will not make any decision on what to do about taxe? until it completes consideration of proposed changes in the Social Security Act. He indicated it would be at least R month before any tax discussion can be held. Kconomy Move Growing Doughton's remarks were one more indication of apparently Increasing sentiment In Congress that tin government must cut down or spending In balance. A sizeable "economy bloc" ha taken shape In the Senate' li, is trying now to force a five percent saving In appropriations to run the House Committee Dkays Modified Pension Measure WASHINGTON, May 11. (/!>)— A dissension-spilt House Veterans Committee today approved a modified pension bill adding about »10,000,000,000 to existing veterans benefits over the next 60 years. The new bill In effect liberalizes and writes into law regulations of the Veterans Administration already in force for disabled nnd needy veterans. It is a follow-up to a hundred billion dollar measure which failed to pass. The final committee product contained an amendment by Rep. Tengue (D-Tcx) barring pensions for veterans able to work more than half time. The uncmploy ability requirement was hotly opposed by Chairman Rankin (D-Miss). He voted against it in committee and threatened to carry ills fight against his own committee's bill onto the floor of the House. In brief, Rankln's lutes'- u111 would provide $72 a month pension benefits for needy veterans o both World Wars at age 65. It also would set up benefits ranging from $80 to $12 in cases of total disability. $40,000 Paving rojecl Sought n New Addition Developer Wants City To Spend $13,000, But Council Lacks Funds Mayor Urges Parking ^Meters fie Extended to Other Areas Mayor Doyle Henderson iKst night called for extended Insinuation or parking meters In downtown Blylheville unlil the whole business district Is covered. Saying Hint "sooner or Inter" ho will ask the council to vot« complete coverage of Iho business district, Mayor Henderson took his stand at the Mny session of the City Council In City Hull lust night shortly alter asking council action to hall parking of cars on sidewalk areas. As the result of his request, the* and Postoffice Depart- thc year beginning July Treasury mcnU I. Dr. Edwin G. Noursc. chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, is reported to he advising economy and opposing a tax increase as large as the $4.000,000.000 Mr. Truman asks. J| The president asked the addition- T Tl taxes because, he said, it appeared present levies would not bring in enough money to cover all the government's proposed spending. Doughton said the administration and Congress face three choices: one, reduction In expenditures; two increased taxation, or three deficit sppnrHnf - . In deficit spemlin;;, the government borrows nv-ncy to pay for costs which exceed its income. D o u g h t o n said that I n his opinion "deficit spending is the worst alternative of them all." As for more taxes, Doughton snid that when increases are talked .'bout business is "always nervous." Red Cross Elects Chapter Officers Agency Gives Aid To 1,895 Persons on Budget of $11,701 Noble Gill, Blythcville realtor, last night was elected to head the Chickasavvba District Chapter of the American Red Cross, lo succeed George M. Lee. The election was a part of tlie chapter's annual board meeting, vhen the officers and board members heard a review of the year's activities. Mr. Lee, who has served ns chup- :cr chairman for three years was not allowed by the chapter's bylaws to succeed himself another year, but he was retained on the Winner Seeks To Impound Hague's Books JERSEY CITY. N. J., May 11. Ill —The fusion forces who ousted tha Democratic organization from control of Jersey City sought a court order today t« impound the records of Frank Hague's 32-ycnr reign. Frank V. Kenny, leader of the triumphant freedom ticket, said he wanted the municipality's book? seized so that he would not inherit the "sins of the administration ^hose term is expiring." 9 Kenny said he had instructed his attorneys to ask Superior Cour Judge William J. Brennan. Jr.. for tile impounding order this afternoon. Kenny, one-time Hague licute nant who was ousted by Ihe Dem ocratic chieftain Insl year, smashed the Jersey City organization yesterday's municipal conimisstoi election. He had termed the election rebellion against the most corrup political machine in the history o Ihe United States." He said todn he wanled to start with "a clca slate" so th« tame charge conl not be level 11 later apain;-! hln Hague, no longer "the hiw" Jersey Cily. was one of Ihe last big city txilitical bosses. His only comment on tlie outcome of the election was a 12-word statement Issued this - morning. "Tlie people wanted it thnt way." Hague said, "so it's all right with me." The 13-year-old Hague was not a candidate. His hand-picked ticket was -leaded by his nephew. Frank Hague Eggers, whom Hague named mayor Iwo years ago when he stepped out of the office. 30-niember board. J. Lindsey Gunn. re-eleclcrl as vice-chairman, spoke for the executive board In thanking Mr. Lee for his services during his office tenure, and Mr. Lee in turn indicated that his activities with the chapter would continue. Board Slemhers Elected Rodney j. Banister, treasurer and >lv s ^'-""Hua Modinger, secretary, ere re-elected for another year, [id the following were designated 5 board members: Mrs. William R. Brown and C. W. iplon, of Manila; Milton Bunch f Yarbro; Hermon Carllon, Mrs. upert Crafton. J. R. Deal. Mrs. 'arry Haine.s. Wilson Henry, Siegert Jiectel. O. E. Knndsen, E. R. lason, c. 1.. McWaters. Mrs. Byron V. Moore, Mrs. Andrew J. Moses, E. Old, Jr., R. A. Porter. W. P. 'ryov. Jack pinley Robinson, Miss Clara Ruble. Mrs. J. L. Verhoeff nd Dick J. white, all of Blythe- Ille. the Rev. E. H. Hall of Dell. Henry Hoyt of Leachville. Mrs. H. Hakell, Sr., Promised Land, W E. Hngen of Huffman, R. W. Nich- >ls or Armorel; Mrs. Chris Tomp:ins of Burdclte. Ben Eoff of Lost Jane and L. V. Waridcll of Black- vnter. Assistance Given to 1,895 Tlie case report given by Mrs Floyd Haralson. executive secretary, showed lhat a total number of 1.895 persons were given assistance ast year. 1.258 of which were as- sislcci through the Red Cross and t?31 who were given assistance in connection with other agencies such as investigations for Travelers' Aid. Veterans Administration and Social Welfare. Attention was called to the fact that many families are assisted with general Information and consultation which are fimc consuming for tlie workers but arc not called cases. A break-down in tile financial assistance of the chapter showed that 97 Army. Navy and Veteran families received a total u.sM-tance of si.931.31 and that civilian families received $".966.76. A total of 24? families were eiven assistance. Tlie financial report, siven by Mrs W. W. Shaver, showed that a total of S11.70120 ha* been spent bv the rhrmter last vear. with Ihe administration accounting for So.- Mayor Doyle Henderson conrlud- d last night lhat the City of Bly- heville Is In "not too good a shape" filter pointing out that Ihe April inaucial report show.s Uicre Is only $9.40822 In (lie general revenue fund and $7,116 in the street fund. The shortage of money for street eon»tructlon precluded action by :he City Council last night on a ;>ro]xxsed paving project in Simon Addition in northeast Blylheville. Farris Simon, who crealed this addition as a restricted residential district, presented to the council u plan calling for about $40,000 in paving in that area. Of this, according to usual paving agreements between the city nnd properly owners, the city was to pay tile one-third of tlio cost alloted for lalxir. This would amount to more than $13.000. When Mayor Henderson pointed out that the city lacked this kind of money. Mr. Simon asked If (he city would reimburse the proper!} owners If they went ahead wllli Ihc pavlnit and paid the full amoiuu This .however, was rejected by the alderman, who said they did no want to obligate Ihe city. When Ihe possibility of paving n liltlc at a lime was brought up Lynn Hushes, of Hughes and Co contractors, warned that the drain age problem in that area should I] attacked "all at once" to avolt trouble in laying future pavement Hughes and Co. and Pride an Usrey are bidders for the paving job The council last night also vote to assess the Veterans Housin Quarters $100 a year as it.s share i casts of keeping the city dump lex cllcd by a bulldozer. Garbage Iron the V1VQ is deposited on the cil dump. The question of the assc.=smcn was put lo a vote of the counci men after E. A. Rice. VHQ manage asked Mayor Henderson to dire him to pay or not pay. He said had been asked to pay the fee. Third Ward Alderman Jodie Nabers said he had asked Mr. Ri to pay the annual fee. Mr. Nabc contended that the VHQ shou pay its share in coats of using U bulldozer. Mr. Hire replied by pointing o See COUNCIL on Page 12 council voted to Install curbs and parking meters in front of the John Miles Miller Auto Supply Co., 123 West Ash, and on the west side of Fifth Street between Mnln and the alley. At the same limp. Ihe council voted to install curblngs on Walnut Street In front of Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co. and Phillips (\fotor Co. The mayor said he requested this action due to numerous complaints of motorists parking their cars in ese areas so that the vehicles ex- ided over the sidewalk and block- pedestrian traffic. F:irk!iic Abuses C'Uril le cited In particulnr Ihe dan- Involved In "forcing women shlng baby carriages (o use Ihc cots" In order to bypass the ockade of parked cars. Answering First Ward Alderman imile Sanders' objeclions thn ythoville voters authorized park- S meters last year under tho im- esslon Ihe devices would be ricted lo Main Street, Mayor Ilen- rson had this to say: "Your discrimination ns to the lo lion of the meters Is in error. Kv part of the business dlstrlc lould be covered. "It is not fair to have a restricte •en for Hie mclers while not put- ng Ihem in other pilrU: of the busl- css district. "The people voted them fthc irking mclers) In lo have them .1 over this town. "I say put them in, regardless of -liom it hurts—and I am saying ils publicly." Alderman Sanders disagreed and aid thnt he "didn't believe the vot- rs had tlml in mind." He added lat an increnso In the number of lelers inlRhl deter out-of-town cus- omcrs from tnulliiK In niythcvllle. "Parking meters are a good Ihlng, nl don't go too far with them," dr. Sanders si\ld.. Mayor Henderson replied sucInclly: "No mutter what Ihuy (tlio 'olers) thought, that's what they •oled," Opposes Additional Mttrn Mr. Sanders voted "No" on the notion to Install (he lidded nielcrs :t wns one- of thfi extremely few .lines—If not the only time—In »l .enst three years lhat a negative vote hud been recorded on any ISMIO voted on by the council. Mayor Henderson said there Is i city ordinance prohibiting parkins, of cars and trucks on, or HO as to ol) struct, sidewalks. He said, howcvei that he would rutlicr seu some ac lion Inken to prevent it other thai the negative approach of arrest nnd fines. In other parking and trnfllc Issues Iwfom the council— City Attorney Percy Wright snld u sign in the 500 block on Walnut, prohibiting parking In the aiei\ near Iho Phillips Motor Co. used car lot was in conflict with the new traffic code, which forbids parking anywhere In lhat block. Alderman Sanders' request that a "dead-end" sign ho ereclcd at the west end ol Davis Street was granted. Third Ward Alderman Louis a. Nnsh's request for a "no-pnrklns" area extending 20 feet east of Broadway on the south side of Cliickn- saxvba also was granted. Airport Water Problem Aired By City Council Leose of Swimming Pool Referred to City's Legal Advisor The City Council, Veteran HONSHU Quarters oMidiUfi nncl n wundl- je IP.WP of tho iilr basu .swimming mol lost night found themselves t; plenty of <leci> and .sonicwluit \vnrm wuloi* but still without enough to rill the 400.000-KiUlon pool. Bureaucracy Criticized by Hoover Aide Visual Clinics 'o Be Held in ublic Schools Kickoff Dinner Planned for Jewish Drive A kick-off meeting to launch the 1049 United Jewish Appeal drive in Mississippi County will be held Sunday night in Temple Israel. Harry Lcvitch of Blythcville, general chairman of the county drive, said today that Ate Waldauer of Memphis will be the principal speaVttr. The goal in Mississippi County is S10.000. Mr. Levttch said. The nation-wide drive is aimed flt a goal of S250.000.000 to be used for nnss settlement of Jews in Israel, overseas emigration and rehabilitation, and refuzee aid in Ihe United States . Drive officials noinl out that success of the 1949 drive will mean the end of the Jewish displaced persons problem in Europe. DP camps can be emptied by the end of tills year and at least 250,0:0 Jews will be given refuge in the new State of Israel if drive quotas are met. campaign officials said. Assisting Mr. Leviloh in the county-wide campaiErn arc Ike Milter of Blythcville, honorary chairman; E. M. Jaffce of Osccolx first vice chairman: William Borowski of Manila, second vice chairman; Walter S. Rosenthal of niy- theville. solicitations chairman; Sicsibcrt Jiedcl. Blythcville. collections chairman; Dr. Alfred Blylhcvillo. secretary; L. K Hnr- warg. O^ccola. treasurer; and Mrs Morris Zellner, Blythcville. -chairman of the women's division. leaders representing counties in the First Congressional District In Jonesboro yesterday heard Henry P. Scidemann, of Washington, D.C., In an appeal lor a reduction in the cast of operating* the federal jjoverimibnt. ifr r He is Ihe agricultural consultant for the Hoover Commission on reorganization of the executive branch of the national government and the commission wius named by President Truman. The Jonesburo meeting, whicl was attended by about 100, including six from Blytheville, was arranged by the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council and the. Jonesboro Rotary Club and the meet in<< wa.s held hi 1'ote! Noble. Mr. Sicdemann discussed the re organization proposal, which ha. been submitted to Congress, an< stressed the need for elimination o bureaucratic agencies and the mini ber of government employes in or der to bring down the high cost o government. The only other alter native, he stated, will be an Increas in taxes lo supixirt the federal gov eminent. Sam Hayes, executive director fo the Arkansas Public Expendltur Council, discussed the trend In co. of state government and called tcntion to the appropriations mac by the 1949 legislature, which said were higher than the antic paled revenue for tile biennimn. Attending from Blythevllle we J. L. Gium. president of Ihe Chan ber of Commerce; Worth D. Holde secretary-manager of the chnmhe J. A. Leech. C. W. Afflick. Russell Phillips and Charles Baker. llfi.Q? and the home service costs S4.904.13. with S59343 beini spenl for one family as fire assistance In the water safety report, given by Mrs H'igh WhUsill, chairman of the water safety committee. U Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair and cool "this allernoon and tonight Thurs...iv partly cloudy md warmer. Slissour'i forecast: Generally fair tonight and Thursday. Not so cool tonight, warmer Thursday. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—66. Sunset today—6:52 Sunrise tomorrow—5:00. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. loday—none. Total since Juii. 1—24.01. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—58. Normal mean for Miiy—70.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum Ihis morning—65 Maximum yesterday—87. Precipllatlon Jan. 1 to tills date —22.72. was 'hown thnt beginners. 45 ntermediates. nine swimmers, lunior lifcsavere. five senior live llff avers and 10 instructors received certificates for having completed courses given under Red Cro.v; supervision last year. E. R. Mason presented the repoit of the nominating committee, aiiri Robert Crafton reported on Junior Red cross Activities. N. O. Cotton -Closing (Closing Quolatlonsl , Am. T& T 141 1-4 Am. Tobacco 67 3-4 Anaconda Beth Steel Chrysler National Distillers . Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester ... Montgomery Ward No. Amn. Aviation J. C. Penney .... Sears. Roebuck .. Republic Steel ... Socony-Vacunm . . Standard Oil N. J. 21 1-2 .. 28 3-4 .. 52 1-2 .. 11 1-8 .. 37 5-X .. 58 .. 24 7-8 .. 53 7-8 .. 93-4 .. 41 1-4 .. 37 3-4 .. 21 .. 16 .. 68 Playground Development Plans to Be Discussed Blythevllle's new Harks Conmiis ston will meet at 2:30 lomorro\ at the Chambei ol Commerce off Ice to discuss the plans for Impro vcments .'or playg.ound sites, re cently acquired by Blylheville. A study of available equipment has been bci - compiled by Worth D. Holder, manager of the Blythc- ville Chamber of Coinncrce. and tile coiirnittoe will hear his report tomorrow. The commission is headed by Rosco Crafton. and other members arc: Alvin Huffman. Jr.. James Terry, R. B. Hays and R A. Nelson. Two, Accused as Drunken Drivers, Fined in Court Two men were assessed tines totaling SB5 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on charpes of drivln? while under the influence of liquor. They were Virgil Bi'ker fined S35 and casts and Frank Elley lined $50 and costs. In oilier action two men Z. NEW YORK. May 11. 01 cotton quotations: Kish Low Close Mny 3338 3382 3384 Jly 3288 3283 32M Oct 2927 2915 '915 Dec 21)06 2S94 2894N Men 2B98 2890 2P87N May 281(5 2fl11 286SN Middling spot: 34.03N. off 1. <N— nominal.1 Visual clinics, lo be conducted at Central. Langc, and Sudbnry schools cxt fall will be the main project I the Junior Service Auxiliary ormed here recently, 11 wa$ an- -iitccd £v>day after the group met esterday at the home of Mrs. A. R. Vetcnkamp. The mass visual test will be given iy n machine to be made available, jy the North Mississippi County Icalth Unit, and follow up work vlll be done In welfare by Dr. Milton Webb. Dr. James C. Guard and tl)c Blythevllle Lions Club. Plans call for similar clinics to be conducted in other schools in l.he district after city schools arc tested. The club will also sponsor a dilution's Story Hour at the Bly- thcville Public Library, ench Saturday morning after May 21. The first period will be devoted to children In the first three grades at school and the next from the fourth lo sixth grades At present the society Is establishing a clothing bank with Items of apparel lo be mended and storer for use In case of emergency welfare need. The group also wil lurnish volunteer workers for the playgiound programs and Red Cros. swimming classes and volunteer alt for the Mississippi County Tuber culosis Association, and at th health unit. Commlltee appointments announced yesterday by Mrs. O.scar Fctidler, pi-c.sirlent, Included: Program—Mrs. J. L. Gunn; Finance— Mrs. John Candill, chairman, Mrs. W. A. Afflick, vice-chairman; Mrs. Robert A. Porter, and Mrs. William Lawshe; Welfare subcommittees (working under Mrs. Monroe Crnin, chairman) clothing bank. Mrs. Ben W. Hnrrmlc. Jr.; clinic. Mrs. J. E. Bcaslcy. Mrs. Max Lognn and Mrs. F. Don Smith; library. Mrs. Hr-r- inan Carlton; playgrounds. Mrs. R A. Nelson; sw-immlng. Mrs. Albcrl Taylor and Mrs. Joe p. Pride, Jr., represenlalive to the Community Service Council. \Vhnt resolved Into a "purely Icstal question" over Ihe validity of louse for (ho ixiol brought out these points: (1> The present water system at Ihe air base is iniulei;uiile and ioo old to safely attempt. Ihe pool filled iiml serve the real of Ihe luiso without rl.sklng danger of u major breakdown. (2) The city apparently granted a Ilve-yciir lease of doublfnl validity for operation of Iho pool. Willie Iho upshot of a lengthy exchange hy parties Involved result - cd lust nluht In n proposal thai tho clly attorney, and counsel lor prospective sub-lesseri confer on H solution, the whole issue may mean no swimming In (he. air base pi">l this summer. This would return (he bin-don of accoinodatliiK nil fugitives from Ihc heat In Ihc pool at Wnlker Park. Tills Is the situation at the nlr base: A former mayor apparently authorized a five-year lease lo Erwln Jones of lllythc.\'lllc lo operate the pool last summer. Mr. .lones then sold Ihe lease to Oeorgc Orcen, also of Ulylhovllle for $1.000. But when Mr. Clree.n began preparations lo operate Iho pool this summer, he found himself blocked by Ihe water nl the nlr base. Feur I'lftnl Urcalulown E, A. Rice, who manages the Veterans Utilising Quarters for the American Legion Post here whicl leased It from the clly, told the council tlml the air base wider plant can't stand the strain serving holh the pool and the re mnlncdr of tho consumers nl th linse. The plant was built hy tho KOV eminent to serve Iho then Army Base for five years and that time hns elapsed. He told of troubles currently experienced with tho/iver- age syslom and expressed the fear of n "serious, major breakdown" if Ihe plant's capacity Is ovcrlaxcd. Truman Accepts M'Math Invitation To Visit Arkansas WASHINGTON, May U. (rt'J — am. Sidney a. McMiith of Arkansas said President Tiuiimn os- Mivccl him Uxlny llmt he will visit IJllle Rock Juno 10 to address (lie reunion of tlio 36th Division. MeMalh told reporters after a call on Iho President I' 1 "! Mr. Tntinun said "he's coming to visit us" and "wo nro planning lo give him a renl welcome." Tlio UMh Division Is tho one Mr. Truman nerved with In I'rnnce, during World War I. Mr. Tinman commanded Hiil- leiy 13 of the 120th Field Artillery. It hn.s been generally known fur soino time tliat tho President contemplated attending the reunion for a net-loRelher with his war buddies, Hut there had been no official niiiiomiccnicnl from Ilia While House. MeMnlh said Mr. Truman plans lo My to I.llllc Hock: lie did not know whether the President would return directly lo WnshhiKton or light visit other places hi that section. While the poo! is not on VHQ iropcrty. there Is only one water ystcin for tho air linsc. It also erves some in families living on he "city's side" of the base as well as the Industries localed there. The city holds Ullc lo nil the. air base property except the VHQ. ownership of which was retained by he Federal Housing Administration. The city, however, hns control of t,s operation under Hint authority eased the housing area lo lily- Ihcvlllc's Dud Cnson Post 24 of he American I.eglon, which hns operated the VHQ since the Air Force declared the base surplus about three years ngo. Mayor Henderson declared tlml the lease Issue It.self wns a "purely legal question" and directed City Sec POOL on 1'afiC 5 Memorial Fund Approaches Total of $3,500 17 from North Missco Are Named Delegates to Legion's Boys State A total of S3.450 18 has been rc- ixirtcd to Ihc Mississippi County Memorial Association toward a $5.000 goal set hy the group to erect a memorial to (he war (lead from Mississippi County. An additional $07 was rcix>rted hy President Curtis J. I.ltlle loday. and $10 from Sam Johns nnd $3 from O. & W. dealers, -.vhloh was previously Included I" "ie tulal Funds reported loday were: $10 ench from Tom W Jnekson nm Mrs. J. A. Snir-n ui memory o( Lt Mike Saliba; $5 each from Lewis Ashmorc. V. G. Holland O. E. Keck, Charles Parllow. Mrs Charles Parllow. Jack Flnley Robinson. Adrln Russell and W bcor Slllllh; $2 from Mr. nnd Mrs. J F Carson. J. Grnham Sudbnry nm Jim Stovall; and $1 from Churchll Buck. Free Enterprise In U.S. in Danger Civic Groups Hoar Of Need to Defend American Heritage "No nation can have Socialism u ml freedom, loo," Cllenn A. dreon, executive director lor tho Arkansas Free Enterprise Association said at a Joint meeting of the Blythe- vtllo Lions, Klwanls and Rotary Clubs at a hinclMX)ii in tho Hotel Nohlo today. 'Glittering promises of .socialism aro holiiK promulgated, nncl tho American way challenged and denounced In our churches, schools, on tho radio, In movies, nnd In our government, In the hopes of Betting something for nolhlng," Mr. Green said. Mr. Green explained lhat the 3,- fiOO inember.s o[ the Arkansas Free Enterprise Association were seeking out similar groups all over the stale to report on the growth of socialism, and to re-mind Arkansas that distribution of material wealth and spiritual happiness under n capitalistic system In the United States hns been tho most eqnltablo ever known and lhat tho motivation for all Is found In free system of private Individual enterprise. Sa.yn Information Dlntortfd The speaker cllcd examples of propaganda, which ho assorted was flooding the imputation, and which he termed as "distorted Information accompanied by cunning suggestions thai. Ihe capitalist system of free enterprise Is outmoded and Incapable of meeting the needs of a progressing civilization, nnd Infor- mallcm which created distrust nnd contempt for private huslnc.s.s ownership." Mr. Green called attention to California new old age pension proposition which will give $75 a month to aged regardless of actnnl worth or financial condition of relatives, costing tax payers $500.000.000 this lar, tiie $100 proposed pension for very workingmnn — the baby of TO leaders, and an address made v President Harry 8. Truman, from hich he quoted: "We believe that ur economic system should rest on democratic fomulnllon and lhat PM A Seeks Data From Farmers On Use of Lands Figures for 5-Year Period May Become Basis for Allotments Crop acreage data ts being sought by the Mississippi County office of the Production Marketing Administration from farmers In each of tho 20 communities in the county. It was disclosed todny by A. O. Spelling, chairman of the Mississippi County AAA Committee. Forms are to be filled In by.each of Ihe farmers showing In-d'"j»s planned fnr 19-11, nn-l Mi? v of land on ench of Ihe <" ms each year since. Including, 10-15. Mr. Spelling said that, the forms were being mailed from the niy- Ihevllle otflro loday. Tlic forms cover specifically acreage In cotton, whc-al, corn, soybeans, peanuts, tamo hay, rotation pasture, and other crojis. Mr. Spellings said that Ihe Information must Iw tiled for all five years ' regardless of who operated Iho farm (hiring any of the years. "ff you did not operate the farm for each of years," he said in the Instructions to the Individual farmers, "you should obtain ' tho data us accurately ns possible from persons who can give yon tho In- formntlnn for the years yon did not opernlo Ihe farm." InformiiUon which Is available In the, county office has liceu tabulated on all forms to he used In making the crop ncrcagc survey, Mr. Spellings fin Id. Tho purpose of llilj program Im to luivr acreage figures on all crop* grown In tlie county as it basin for acreage nllotmcills, (* or marketing quoins, should tltoy brcnmc ncccsjmry In the future. Such (Inures probably will be used «» a tmsls for uny such allotment*, Ronls or qnnlas. Full coopcrallon of all farmers In Ihe county will lie necessary If the acreage survey is- completed^ by don and R. G. Ragsdale. forfeited $2.50 cash bonds and a third, E. G Jones, forfeited a $5 bond on charges of overparking minule parking zone. In a 10- Names of the 17 North Mississippi County boys selected to attend the' American Legion's annual Boys State In Little Rock late this month nnd their sponsoring organizations were announced last night b the Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion The 11 high school boys, 16 of whlcli arc from Blythcville. were picked by the sponsoring organizations to represent them at the weeklong affair which convenes In Little Rock the week of May 28 through June 4. . Boys' Stat Is an annual affair of the Legion and will be held this year at Camp Joseph T. Rohlnson. Attendance Is limited to 400 boys from the state, with each boy spoil sored by a Lcg^n post or some other civic organization. The 16 boys selected from the student body of Blythevllle High School are Bob Klrshncr, Pat Burk. Jimmy Rcinmiller. Gary Mason. Buddy Donner, Fred Chllds, Carl Bean. Billy Mick. Boh Murphy, Bob Blodgett. Ira Koonce, Alan Berry Robert Crafton, Max Gurlcy, E. B Gee. Jr. and Ca.1 Gosselt. The other boys chosen was Elwyn Cald- wcll of Dell. Seven civic organizations of Blytheville and Dell, Including Dud Ca.son Post 24 and Its Women's Aulllary were listed as sponsors nf one or more boys The others include the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club. Rotary Club, Klwanls Club of Blylheville and Ihe Dell Kiwanls Club. Tlie purpose of Boys State Is to belter familiarize the boys —ith the government of cities, counties and states under the Arkansas Constitution. It Is planned so that boys may put Into practice the theories of American government through the operation of myl* leal cities, counties and slates as organized under the plans of the Boys' Stale. Upon arriving at the Boys' State camp they are assigned to Individual cilles and will live within the boundrlcs of these mythical cities during the camp. ,Two cities constitute a county SYid all counties will moke up the stale. Public School Music Festival to Be Held Here Tomorrow The annual music Icstival of Illy thevllle Public Schools will be con dueled at Haley Field at 8 p.m. lo morrow, with 1,117 children sched ulcd to participate In the event. The schools to be represented wi Include Central. Clear Lake. Langi Sudbury, Yarbro, Junior High an Senior Hiph Schools. Mrs. R, A. Benynian will dire: elementary school particlpatioi Mrs. Wilson Henry. hlRh school an junior high, the band's event. and Robert Llpscoml participation In tl- Soybeans May July (Trices F.O.H. Chicago) High Low Close 231'i 229?i 231-231 220?i 219'i 2?0'S ' Nov 203 Vi 202'.i 20311 June 30, the dnto set for corAplo- llon, he said. Records In tho county office show thnt there aro 3913 farms In tho county. The rcixirts will be completed by communities and Mr. Spellings hns asked tht Individual farmers not eomo lo county oJflw.nnlH.Hie re-ports for theIr coau.EHnItjv^. 1 ?'JJ* :v< • •: ing prepured mid they »ro notified.. Mr. Spelling! also announced today price supports, to be-Implemented through purchase agreement only, lor five cover crops and. Binnli grains. The supports nra to Include 14 cents a pound on hairy velch: six and n half ccnls a pound on Willamette vetch; four and n half ccnls on Australian winter pcnBo; and 14 cents a pound on crimson clover. Mr. Spellings explained lhat tho estimated production could be turned In alter harvest lo the Triple-A office, nnd that for a small part of a cent could lie Included in the purchase agreement ol the Commodity Credits. He explained further lhat products signed up with the Triple-A did not of necessity have to be sold to the commodity market, nor sold at all, but they would be Insured so that the farmer would receive- the parity price, In case ho did sell, even though not at the pcnk of the market. Must Arrange Storngo He snld thnt Ihc announcement was being made now so that storage could be prepared, but thnt production esthnntcs would not bo closed until December 31. •ealth should be created for Ihc enefil of all." as the tcxl of the resident's message. In regard to the Prcsidenl's stale- iicnl. Mr. Green stated that Karl -Inix couldn't have spelled out the licory of socialist economics In a nore gentlemanly manner. In answer lo Ihc question of how ocialism Is being planted In the United Stales he cllcd schools, hrouxh slanted Ir-xlbooks; churches through literature to confuse true Iberty of Ihc individual with hu- nan regimentation and "statlsm": movies through an attack on the nroftt motive, to foment cl«ss antagonisms, cspeclallv the working man r-nnlnsl Ihe business man. Quolrs Socialist Alms Mr. Green emphasized the facr '.hat his remarks were not lo he accepted ns an nltnck upon "is churches or a challenge of the teaching of religion. He quoted from Bakunhi. one of the most honored and revered Socialists in Rllssln. to Illustrate communism's creed in regard to religion: "The new gospel must penetrate lo Ihe ends of Ihc world, (he old world must 1» destroyed—the Lie must be stamped out, and give way to truth. "The first lie is God; the second lie is Rlghl—and when you have freed your find from the fear of God .and the childish respect of the fiction of Right, then all the chains that bind you, called science, civilization, property, marriage, morality, and justice will snap asunder like threads." Mr. Green's address at Ihe special luncheon today wos sponsored by the Arkansas Free Enterprise Association, and the Blythevllle Kl- wanis Club were hosts of the occasion here. Mr. Green was formerly public relations director for Lee Wilson and Company at Wilson and prior to that was publicity dl rector for the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission, an agency of the state government. In regard lo small grains, a lower parity and a lowered percentage of parity rates has caused n decline in supports. Individual county rates hove not been announced by the O. S. Depnrtment of Agriculture, and they will be announced in dollars and cents supports soon. The national average of oats tills year Is to be 6D cents a bushel compared to 70 cents Inst ycnr. for rye SI.27 compared to $1.29: for barley $1.09 compared lo SI.15 nnd for grain sorghums, $2,09 compared to $2.31 Inst year. There were no supports last ycnr for the five cover crops mentioned alwve. Tlie supports In both cases arc lo 1)C Implemented through fanners lonn nnd purchase agreement, Passage of 7 Top Bills by Aup, 1 Is Democrats' Goal WASHINGTON. May 11— lift— The Truman administration's program began to shape up today toward Congressional passage ->f seven major measures this summer, with possible recall of the lawmakers next fall. Although Democratic leaders wouldn't fix any schedule, there was mounting evidence they hope to ratify the North Atlantic Security Alliance and write Into law six top-flight bills before August I. One restores the original reciprocal trade agreements program without the restrictive amendments tacked on by the GOP- 80th Congress. Another gives the president, subjection to veto, power to reshuffle government agencies. Senate-approved bills for a long range housing program and for $300,000.000 annual federal aid to education are on the House docket. '&

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