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XLYtn—NO. 345 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 a. tneym< ^ —! ! g^POUIVANT fffiWapAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ANP SOUTHEAST MISSOUHZ ^""^ — B " t "'" y »"~' ^ny^L£^___^^ ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1953 '• ^N pAGEg —~ Allies Hurl Huge Air Armada At North Korean Rail Centers Hof Words Bog Down Oil Compromise Offer its By JACK ADAMS WASHINGTON (AP) - A Justice Department offer to compromise antitrust action against an alleged international oil carte! bogged lown today amid hot words pointing to almost certain rejection. IS. 5liii Air Force hurled a crushing 440-plaria strike against »-jy i ii n i iv r" ~"i J . In N° l>thwest Kol 'ea today. It was the seventh hammerinir «5£»£S*££&^s^«.-z s=tt? north Jn morning and afternoo raids of 220 planes ench only tew hours after B-29 Superforl plastered the area,with 100 tons o bombs in a night strike. Biggest news on the ground fron was that two fresh Chinese Con muntst, armies—about 70,000 men- have moved Into the line on th Western Front. Intelligence officer said there was no Indication of an new Reyi offensive In that nr« however. They satd one badly mauled Chinese army was bein pulled out of the line. The warplanes piled rubble atn rubble in Iheir pulverizing altac on a bridge complex north of s nanju. The bridges span the Chong chon river and form a bottlenec In the supply line which funnel Red war equipment from Manchu rla and China southward lo th front. Clouds of smoke billowed hig over the target and prevented fu observation. Bui the Air.Force sai the raiding warplanes scored nu merous direct hits, Heaviest Raid Today's raid was the heavies jjftver to hit the Sinanju area. "/ Col. Victor E. Waforri, Chicka Bha, Okla., airborne commander o the attack, said the whole targe area "was pretty well beal up. The Air Force renewed its a tacks on the rail facilities aroun Sinanju after giving the Reds brief respite. Apparently they le the Communists repair the bridges Now they're out to knock then down again. Twelve B-29s flew through stroiv. winds and Icing Conditions las night to drop their high explosives Tfcje Reds threw up some anti-air craft fire and two Comtnmiis night fighters made firing passes There was no announcement of a! lied losses, if any. The Air Force opened its lates series of attacks when 17 Super forts plastered the Sinanju area Friday night. Only a .few hour, later, 300 fighter-bombers roaiei over Sn daylight. B26s, two engini bo tubers, followed up after, dark About midnight Saturday II B 39s plastered the target urea. Th< next ni»lit 10 ^upe r forts d rpp [tex 100 tons" of bombs on the I'ail-yards - Two hundred fighter.bombers hi the bridges and rail lines yesterday and last night 10 superforts pair their fourth-straight nightly .visit !iBloodmobile Recruiting Set Solicitations Begun By Block Chairmen Completion of appointment c downtown blood donor recrihtmen chairmen was anounced today by J. C. Edwards, who is handling business district recruiting for nexl Tuesday's visit of the bloodmobile. These block recruiting chairmcr have started their solicitations and are to complete their work by Fri day. The list, as released by Mr. Ed wards, follows: , Gaylord Lewis, Robert Wade. Jr. R. A. Nelson. Hank Hays, Alvih Har dy, C. Fay Austin. Mrs. Floyd Ker bough, Bill Patton; John Lane, Frank Polls and Billy Davis. The bloodmobile. operating out of lUcniplns' Mtdsoilth Blood Center, Kill be poen to donors beginning at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hut. F;nal appointments will be for 4 Kp.m. on Tueusday. •-' • Persons wishing to make appointments may telephone 44SI dring the day. The bloodmobile has scheduled ft Leachville visit for- Feb. 23.' The Leachville - Manila area Jointlv sponsors visits of the bloodmobile. ' V Weather Arkansas Forecast—Clear to partly clouudy, mild this afternoon and Colder Tomorrow tonight; colder north Wednesday Afternoon. Missouri Forecast — Partly, cloudy tonight, turning colder north; Wednesday mostly cloudy and considerable colder; scattered showers likely southeast Wednesday; low lonlRht 20s north lo 40s south; high Wednesday 35-40 north to 50s south. Minimum this morning—31. Maxlinum yesterday—55. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Sunset today—5:11. • Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a m -—None. Total precipitation since January Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—43. Normal mean temperature lor January—39.9. This Dilc Ust Ve»r Minimum tins morning^s, ?.laxlmum yesterday—53. Precipitation January 1 to this Ike and Cabinet Resume Problem Studies Today Communism, Cuts In Spending Among Discussion Topics By MARVIN- L. AKKOWSM1TH NEW YORK ,.?, _ Reaction of federal spending, how fo deal with communism at home and abroad foreign aid and government reore- anizntfon reportedly are tagged for priority study by the Eisenhower high command meeting again to- tiny. Those are problems, it -was learned, which President-elect Eisenhower and his key associates consider musi get flrsl BUentlon 0 , the new administration which takes office next Tuesday. Eisenhower. Cabinet designees and oiher top officials he has appointed met for 4 if, hours yesterday and discussed "the future duties of the administration foreign and domestic." Except for adding th.it (he group had arranged to hold another session today, Eisenhower's.. press secretary, Jilmes cJ.H.girly.- de- •'-'S.t s *3 r ? n y'hing_.more.i * mtlre'igroup. Was" understood to . have come from Eisenhower ni.mclf, although.Hagerty did not say -so. ' ?: . "Very Productive" Vike President-elect Nixon called the first conference "very helpful and productive," but he said he could not go beyond that. It was understood, however that mat ers such as finding 4 VS (0 cu the^ SiB.600.000,000 federal" bud- Be which President Truman sub- muted to Congress last Friday were among top problems which Eisenhower felt should l> e dis cussed at the two-day conference So was the problem of internal" security-how lo deal wilh communism and subversion at home Dur- mg pie campaign, Eisenhower sharply criticized the Truman administration's handling of [hut problem, and he pledged that the Republicans would handle it better Foreign policy generally and specifically what to do about the -orean Wnr stalemate, were also said to be "must" subjects, along with Ihe amount and distribution of foreign aid to help fight the Communist threat. 1 One major prospective defend- nnl. Standard Oil of New Jersey, turned down the offer and tlm4 apparently killed hopes of compromise since the government offer was .made on condition that all of the companies concerned accept It. Arthur H. Dean, Standard Attorney, called the proposition "cold and outrageous blackmail; 1 and said his company would have no part in ft. . At the same time, Stephen J. Spmgarn, chairman'of the Federal Trade Commission, called for congressional investigation of the oil companies, Including what he described as "the propaganda campaign of villificallon'they are waging against their own government In 67 foreign countries." Spingarn, a Democrat, contended that any backing down by the U s government would play directly into (he hands of Soviet interests abroad. The Justice Department said It was keeping open for (lie companies concerned to come In and compromise the matter—but no one talked very hopefully about this happening after the action by Standard of New Jersey. To Go Ahead With Probe A stormy session' between Atty. Gen. McGranery and oil company lawyers yesterdny included a gov ; com- ll am Cherry Takes Office with Call For a Limit on Property Tax * * >t i, .. / . , , Gov. Francis Cherry . wauls revision of properly las. ernment suggestion that the panics let htm know by n „ ,„ EST, today.wh.nl Ihey will do about the government offer. . In (lie absence of .unanimous acceptance, justice officials said they wlll/gp ahead wp!K,the, criminal amiu-ii,) mvejititj.j^n r- L "u'.ii£ before a federal grand jury here and scheduled to resume its sessions tomorrow. Thai would throw the whole mutter into Die lap of the Eisenhower administration. Reportedly acting" on the advice of the National Security Council, President Truman : yesterday su"- gested lo McGranery that the proceeding be abandoned in favor ol - civil antitrust action. His proposal carried the key co-operate in preparation of thei™ s proviso—that Ihe petroleum giants P v projected civil case against Ihem by supplying records which the government hasn't yet gotten by grand jury subpoena. Dean said McDranery described Cif y Gels Honey From Leasing Air Base Land Jack Robinson Pays $36.13 Per Acre for Total of 800 Acres City spokesmen said today that Jack p. Robinson has fulfilled his bid of $36.13 per acre to lease some 800 acres of air Base land from the city during IflS3, The land is located on the Blytheville air base, of which city officials put portions up for lease after Ixsing assured by engineers that reactivation would not hinder farming operations on the acreage during 1053. This means that the city's $100,000 bond Issue, approved last month, will be reduced by at least $28.904. Conditions ol the bid release the nlty from any liability in_the case of crop damage by reactivation activities. The bond issue Is to go toward purchasing 190 additional acres which the Air Force wants for reactivation. Mr. Hobinson's bid was approved in a special, and unannounced, Ci(y Council meeting last Monday. Perjury Trial Gels Under Way Knolton Refuses To Testify in Trial Of Mrs. Hollandsworth McMath Bows Out Higher State Pay Urged In, Farewell Address B> KAY STEPHENS — — - • YlcMHth, in his farewell address* to a Joint session of the Legislature, which convened yesterday, said that "below standard salaries foi public officers and employes Isone of the most serious ndnilrilslra live problems thai confronts Hie stale government." "In order to retain the services' of (competent! personnel and ob tain personnel haling basic qualifications, it will be necessary lo in crease the rale of pay lo a level sufficient to maintain an accept able standard of living," the governor said. McMath also told, (he Legisla tore that It should approve a minimum annual wage or>$2.400 for the state's public school teachers. His successor, Gov. elect Francis Cherry, has advocated a minimum wage for teachers, but has hedged on the $2,400 figure, advanced 'by tlie Arkansas Education Association. In addition to supporting a longer gubernatorial term, McMath suggested that a salary of' $25,000 year for the chief executive "would not be out of line." He also recommended thai the governor (nke office in November "immediately aflcr the general election." Assembly "Mosl Underpaid" The governor added lhat Ihe members of the Legislature "are, comparatively speaking, the most underpaid of all (stale officials') and- said -the- salary ' 'scale of Mrs. Polly that the offer as "cold turkey," . tajce It or leave it. He said ill the companies concerned had been asked for "a blank check" n favor of the government and ,hat the attorney general had been "discourleous and insulting." General Complaint Spokesmen for McGranery said ater the plan Involved Ihe filing of a general "skeleton" antitrust complaint which the government Searchers Start Grim Trek To Wreckage of Missing C-46 T«*IQW UAt/Tn>.Y T . . . .PISH HAVEN, Idaho IB-A big earch party^gathered at Beaver Basin south of here early to reach he binned, crumpled wreckage of i C46 troop transport whicl persons rushed last week with 40 iboard. Two para-medic rescue troopers vho spent a lonely night long vlgii n subfrcezing weather by the vreck on White Pine Ridge about even miles west of here, found o survivors when they parachuted o the site yesterday. Air Force officers, veteran Idaho voodsmcn and peace officers "aimed the cortege of military •chicles. 12 ambulances and two nowmobilcs. The party will enter he uninhabited wilderness on a Forest Service road, then travel wo or three miles on foot The ike will be up a sleep slope, heavy wooded and cut with deep revlccs and ledges. Vanished Wednesday The plane, which vanished Wed- esday en'route from Seattle to X Jackson, s. c.. carrying re- urning Korean War veterans, hit he mounlain wilh an explosive mpact at the 8,500-foot level, about 00 feet from Ihe top. The pma- -ledics said only Ihe tall section :mained inlact. The 37 Korean eterans aboard were en roule to heir Southland homes. The three- Included a young MaJ. Dick Burt ol Qgdcn. a civil Air Patrol pilot, spotted the wreckage yesterday. Later 1st. Lt, Dan E. Fitzgerald, 43rd Afr Rescue squadron, McChord Field, Wash., who lives in Camden, N. .;., and fellow para-medic, T, Sgt.\J. J. lember crew toward ess. chuled lo the mounlain Klope They found the wreckage reported lhat the plane's apparently the heavy were snow and ngs driven deep ill iu" """•;;' —••"•• Searchers sntd he craft apparently dove sharply Into a mountain crevice and splattered over a 300-foot area. Capt. E. w. Morris of the 4Ist Air Rescue Squadron of Hamilton Field, near San Francisco commanded the ground party, which spent Ihe night at i jOgan abom 50 miles south of here. The group carried radios to maintain contact with the para-medics via an SA16 search plane overhead. The perjury trial of HotJnudswortii began in circuit Court this morning and the jury excused shortly before noon recess was called by Judge B - Harrison for a conference Knolton n who asked thnt their client not be made to testify on grounds thnt It misht tend to incriminate him wilh vorce which last year. regard to his own foi Incoming trial for perjury. Mrs. Hollandsworth Is charged with first, degree perjury In connection with the J. T. Knolton <II- was granted July 14 At the divorce hearing, the state charges. i\frs. Hollandsworth'. a-resident of Blytheville. testified by deposition that sht hart visited Hie Knolton's home In Nashville, Tcnn, fcnc-.v them and often went out with them. The state charges that slic did not know the Knolton's and did not visit them in Nashville. The recess occinnred when Pros- ectuing Attorney H. G. Partlow called J. T. Knolton to the witness .stand .Hid asked him if he knew Mrs. Hollandsworth. Mr. Knolton refused lo answer the Question nn the grounds lhat it might tend to incriminate him. Attorneys for Mr. Knollon requested that the court not require him to testify because prejudice his own trial Jury, which may come this week. it might for per- up later At lhat point, Judge Harrison excused the jury until 1:30 Ihis afternoon and went Into conference with Knoltor's attorneys lo determine whether Knollon should be made to testify. Tlnee witnesses (eslirfcd for Die See COURT on Page 10 scnalors nnd representalives "must he revised upwards." Among oiher recommendations in his 18-page, typewritten address, the governor also: • 1. Called on the Legislature to make certain that highway construction funds continue to be divided as equally as possible between primary and secondary roads., 2. Approved (he establishment i of a periodic ' audit of all state agencies, but said that responsibility for the auditing ngcnrt' should be given to nn elected official of the Executive Division. (Judge Cherry, in his proposed new Department of Finance and Ad ministration, has recommended that the auditing agency be responsible only to the General Assembly.) 3. Recommended that the state Board of Pardons and Paroles be reorganized to include three paid members with completo authority in all clemency cases except those involving capital punishment. The board memberships now arc honor and unpaid positions. jldcauatc Educational Program 4. -Asked Ihe Legislature lo pro vide "an adequate educalional pro Racing Bill Passes House, Goes to Senate LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A bill lo abolish the present Arkansas Rncmc -Commission and recreate it under a slightly different title, was passed by the House this morning. Gosnell Plans Grade School District Gets Federal Aid Due to Pending Air Base Reactivation Plans are getting under'way for the construction of a new grade ---- -•-•*"•"•* >*, n new • yriuie school at Oosnell. Superintendent of. Schools FY E. Lucius said yesterday. Tlie Board of Directors of the Gosnell District have proposed' a SIO.OQO bond Issilc to go with S67 000 in Fedeial funds for tlio ctelii classroom building which will be or brick and h-ydite comliuctlon Comity supun fipr of lihools John Maycs explained man (ederal funds are available to the district for cv- pansion of school facilities because will! ra-iictivatlon of Blylheville air tese. It will be considered a 'Ted erally impacted .area." That Is, the influx -of military nnd civilian per- f° n , n( ; " 'he area of the military installation will place undue hurden on the district to maintain proper educational standards. . Mr. Lucius said the new school . new scool to be located just north of the present school site, will be used for the , e use or the first four or five B rades. Tentative Plans indicate that construction will get under way in March or April, he added. , . The Burdctte District 'also The bill now will go to the Senate for Its concurrence and then to incoming Gov. Francis Cherry who Is expected to sign it immediately. The bill which would allow Cherry a free hand in selection of a racing commission and apparently settle a current controversy over stiUus of a present Commission was one of two Identical measures introduced at yesterday's opening sessions. The oilier was Introduced in the Senate. The only vote ngninst the House bill which bore signatures of more than 80 members when It was presented yesterday was cnst by Rep- George Holmes of Cleveland County. Under provisions of the bill passed today, Ihe present 10- memhcr "Arkansas Racing Commission" would be replaced with an n-mombcr "Arkansas Slate would seive proposed complctli ture blli] ping of Jumper, a SIO.OOO bond issue for n of work on an Agricul- t'ng ana tor further equip- prcscnt facilities, H. D secretary of the School Rot-ing Commission" whose mem 2 5 ear terms Vl-"yjwln a ,*ly( in';*-!' Of lh* f"M "•• ix>r Mrrnbeis-of "ifie old CoTrnviis on sri icd stiggered Icims"" An Identical bill, sponsored by Sens. Lee Rcnves of Wnrrcn nnd Russell Elrod of Siloom Springs was passed by the Senate, 31-1 this morning. Only Sen. Tom Allen of Brlnklcy dissented. "I'm tired of this quick legislation," said Allen. "I also believe that nil appointments by the governor .should be confirmed by the Senate." The bill makes no provision for by the Senate. Both bills carried Ihc emergency clause which rnskcs cither one of ha* "•"'«= »i«i:n rnstccs cither one of for [A. cffectlv e "Pen their signing , Board, said yesterday. Italian Teacher's Visit to Schools Here Is Delayed ..— .... » u <:>iuiiu: v.-uutiuioimi pro , Tlie scheduled vkil of Miss Otto- grnm," especially one geared to , , B " r bnflcra, Italian school make sure, thai "Negro students n l *,.' er ., bcln e scnt here to observe are provided the same educational "Wnevillcs school system, has Episcopalians Hear Reports, Name Executive Committee at Annual Meet Retiring members of the Executive Committee nre Joe Alexander Jr.. Henry K. Hoyt, E. H. Mason ana Fred S. Saliba. Mr. Saliba has been church warden for the past opportunities us our white students." 5.. Supported a request by Gov. elect Cherry's new Public Service Commission that it be allowed to retain a fiilltlmc attorney. 6. Asked that the governor be allowed $5.000 a year to cover outofstate travel, and thai the governor's emergency fund, with drawn by the 1951 Legislature, be restored. T. Asked thai SI5,000.« year be appropriated to operate the governor's mansion, and suggested that "$20,000 would be more adequate." McMalh said flatly that low salaries lor stale employes, from top (o bottom, was one of the biggest barriers to an efficient admlnistra- (ion. 10 fact that all loo! Members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church here heard reports of 1952 activities and nominated a five-man Executive Committee last night at the annual meeting of the congregation. Executive Committee nominations voted by members of the congregation last night will be submitted to the Right Rev. R. Bland Mitchell of Little Rock, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, for approval and formal appointment. Prom these nominee, the bishop will appoint a warden, or nrc«ldinz officer. " * Nominated last night as Executive Committee members were Carson Alley, J. LeRoy Huddleston A. A. Frederickson, Dr. Louis F Hubener and Timrmen Rowlell. Dr. Rtibentr was le-elec-let) and Mr -— . been delayed. Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson said today One to a last minute change in Plans," he said, "her visit has been postponed." No explanation for the change was given, he added. Miss Bnrbiificra, one of nine teachers from six foreign counlr!c« assigned to observe school operations In Arkansas as a part of a government exchnngc study program. Is a teacher in the Havagninl School In Florence, Italy. by the governor Osceolo Girl, 16, Hurt in Collision OSCEOLA—Ruth Lynn Dunlnp, 16-year-old granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tal tongalc of Osccola was In Baptist Hospital In Memphis today nith painful injuries received ill the auto accident here Sunday. According to rcporls, Miss Ouii- lap. who lives In Ridglcy. Tcnn.. and was visiting her grandparents, was riding with Buck Alexander and had just been to a picture show Sunday afternoon. The car of Mr.' Alexander, and a car driven by Harold Silcr, both reported BOinst at slow speeds, collided at the Intersection of Johnson and Elm. Both the Siler and the Alexander cars were he New Governor Says Revision 'Best Solution' By LEON HATCH LITTLE EOCK ( A P') — Francis Cherry took office ag governor of Arkansas 1 today with a cull for restoration of a ceiling- on the amount of property which may be voted f the - piibiic s " c " " out »«cC P V ^Vwc strong school limitation on the tax rate — T™ '"ff lrl ^ to Arkansas, rax revision - nnd tied in with U h °l ch00 ' f! nanc '"e Problem-. lt , tl ,, -,. 7 i t I 10 sl " te ' 3 fiscal "id admin strative set-up, which he al- '-rt " °n " ned ' and «"<" wlul said was the need lor a compre- eon, presentation lo the General Tssem' Recalled Talkathon ry reca " ed hbi s»«essful .on campaign for the nomln £_ t on as governor when he said that the people o f Arkansas who listened over the radio last sum" mcr will recall that r kept 'say " over al ,d over that the failure of T e , nt pr ° PcHy tax to ^ '^ which a •properly, (ax rlght- should do. .Was- he principal nuhn 0 "V"'"'"*' •WjricVlSi to Sir 1 public. school system!" It wfts noted also " hi. SO'M -t the unlnnited r V™ ?h£ lax had been one ol our bieeest stumbling b. oc ks In the movement to Bet more Industries to come to this from first the solution " Arkansas. I know hanri experience." He declared that ,nn , h P ' UlS: " K PNWty. mist be assessed and placed on the lax books. 2. Every dollar's worth or t,m properly ym *t ba assessed under precisely (he same formula." Then he outlined how he thought his could be done: !. A ^ilia «x director or board; 2. assess- iicnts at 100 per cent of actual value (compared to the present cgal but seldom reached 50 per cent) with an accompanying reduction in the rnillage rates- 3 legal maximum on (ax roles There are now constitutional Imitations on properly tax rates '.-Inch cities nnd comities may levy or various purposes. But under MneiKlmcnt -10 the former celling of 18 .mills per dollar of assessed '^nation which might be voted in ocal school districts was removed nd there now is no maximum on ills type of laxtuion. "Keeps Industry Away'* "It Is worth mentioning again " Cherry said "that the present school) properly tax with its un- imltcd rale has been caiisuv mpnrlant Industries which would ike to come to Arkansas to go elsewhere with their big payrolls. "This Is a serious matter, tt is lowing back our progress, hurler and the Alexander "•" •""•"• ""' progress, ntirl- ;avlly damaged Miss mg lllc Ecll ° 01 s. Penalizing the per sd a decn cut on ihc ca £ lla '" come ° f «» of us." Dunlap suffered a deep cut on the Jaw. March of Dimes Workers Told Of Race to Save Polio Victim antl R ambulan low," he said. After briefly enumerating the accomplishments of his 'adminis- traloti, McMath look notice of the new Constitutional amendment pro- See MCMATH URGKS on ra cc lo two years. Reports on 1952 activities submitted last night .showed receipts of $9.71841 and disbursements of «e- 913.23. A budget of $8.108 has becii adopted for 1953. The Executive Committee report showed that 1952 activities Included: renting of a rectory, conversion and remodeling of old rectory Into parish house, equipping and Jur- nlslilng parish house, enlargement and repair of choir room, reduction of property debt, installation of sign in front of church, condiict- Health Council Plans Election Plans tor completion of membership and election ol officers were made last night at iv meeting of the Norlh Mississippi County Hcaltn Council at Ihe Hcallh Unit here. Election of officers will be held at the next meeting, date of which has not been set. The program will Include an outside speaker. Mrs. Annabel B. Fill, county Mcmphls was tolrt by Dr. \v. T. Rainwater yesterday at a meeting of volunteer March of Dimes campaign workers at Hotel Noble. Answering an emergency call to » hospital here, he found the child —whom he called "Mary Brown" in pain but unable to cry out because of blilbar polio. She \\as placed In an ambulance, he said, which was escorted out of the city by Blytheville police. Oscfola police wore notified and escorted the ambulance through th.it cily. The fame proccdtirtie WAS followed when the ambulance passed through Wilson. When the ambulance arrived at an Isolation hospital In Memphis, Dr, Rainwater continued, the girl was placed in an Iron lung where she was able to breathe comfortably once more. Tlie volimlorr workers were told tlon began today and will continue tomorrow. Cost of treating the average polio patient. Dr. Rainwater told the group, Is more than S5.000. Many cases cost more. The National foundation for Infantile Paralysis needs dollars instead of dimes he •"Id. to treat polio cases and finance research aimed at curbing this disease. German globulin tests are being made in cooperation wilh the Red Cross blood drives In efforts lo find a preventatlve and "much progress is being made In this field " he said, Klbort Johnson, county campaign chairman, pointed out that, the March of Dimes in this county last year raised 512,000 and lhat expenditures totaled $16.148. Half of the amount raised In this county was sc " l , to '-he National Foundation, which had to return $9.650 to this county for treatment of palient? A lolal of 66 patients stricken In previous years and 27 patients afflicted In 1352 wsrc treated last year, hf sutrt. Ooal of (he ISi? efunniifgn Is S15.000. with S6.SOO of it to be r»(s*4 In Cherry said that he believed the problem of highways "was second only to the public schools in Importance to Ihe future progress and welfare of the Slate. "We all know the storv of our Sec CIIKRKY on Page 10 nighl tional Inside Today's Courier News . Clilrks play B.iv here lo. . . Kansas Slate tops na- oa?e poll for third straight . . . Sports . . . I'ngc 6 ... . . Tour Income fax primer Page 5 . . . . Society neus . . . Taxc . . Markets . . . I'a s e 10 ... LITTLE Liz- oes o fast driver olwoys irnogint he's o good one? CNU

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