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VOL.. XLVIII—NO. 247 Eight MIGs Downed by U.S. Sabres 3 More Enemy Jets Damaged In Big Air Duel Ry FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL (AP)—U. S. Sabrt jets destroyed at least eight BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS —Snnr-^—-7 ~ THE DOMIKAKT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS .Mr. ,»..^.,.^ ...„ • , *"* BlythevUle Courier Bljttieville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Russian-built today in the biggest air battle in Nortli Korean skies since September. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said Allied pilots bagged eight of the Red warplanes, probably destroyed one and damaged three. Additional claims of one probable and six damage dare pending confirmation. The air battles came afler U S Superforts and fighter-bombers -smashed home two more trip hammer blows against the key Communist transport center at Sinan- ju.The one-lwo assault marked the sixth straight day of a relentless • drive to knock out a main Red supply route from Manchuria to the frozen front. g The sustained air blows appar .•'entry stung the Red fighters int< *" action after six days of relaiiv< quiet in Mig Alley, deep in North W'est Korea. Highest Since September The day's_ toll of MIGs Is the highest reported since Sept. when 13 were destroyed damaged. Night flying Superforts plastered the Sinanaju area with 110 tons o bombs early this morning. Ahnosl before the smoke and debris set tied, 150 Air Force and Marine fighter-bombers made another pul verizing attack. The fighter-bombers swooped ii at low level and virtually laid their bombs , on railroad bridges across the Chongchon and' Taer yong Rivers. Pilots reported gaping holes were blasted in the bridges and twisted spans dropped info the waters below. . On the ground, patrol actions flared all across the war lorn pen insula. No major engagements were repotted 9th Strike at Area Today's rnin's Were the eighth and ninth since the aerial assaul on Sinanju got under way Frklai night. Superfoits have dropped about 600 tons of bombs, and 1,090 swift fighter-bombers have fol lowed up with daylight strikes. • r Col. Victor E. Wai-ford of Chick ( asha, Okla., said his flight oi planes went in so low "it looked like the nose of my plane was ing right into the bridge." Other Allied warplanes smashec at (he Communist front lines today B26 Invader bombers lust night destroyed an estimated 110 Rec supply trucks in North Korea. South Korean infantrymen forded the icy NAM River on the East tern Front early today, hit six entrenched Red units "and skirmished in the open with a seventh. Altogether they estimated 35 North Korean Communists killed. On the East-Central Front, Allied troops beat olf three small but co-ordinated Chinese attacks in below-zero weather. Allied raiders hit two Chinese positions on the Western Front. They killed or wounded an estimated 37 Reds in hit and-run attacks. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1953 TWELVE PAGES . "' """ iw^vttz'AUtts SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Trumai Foresees Prosperity Through 53, Slump in 1954 - - , —- ii 11, uaiiit Wclb listed at 5200,000. The bank's surplus was raised to $27,000 by the aepi 4 transfer of $22,500 from undlvided- md four P roflts mto ">« surplus, and $70.000 m undivided profits were transfer- It's Doggone Funny ABOARD USS ORISKANY, Korea (At— Schatzie, 2-year-old dachshund, was the only dog aboard this flattop—until she gave bjrth the other day to four pups. Eyebrows tilted all over the. ship. One sailor volunteered, "U could have happened during shore leave." Weather Arkansas Forecast— Mostly cloudy and mild this afternoon and to- CLOUDY and MILD night; occasional rain tonight and Thursday turning, colder hi the north and west central portions Thursday afternoon. Mlssonrl Forecast — Considerable cloudiness tonight, thunderstorms southeast and extreme south with rain elsewhere; moderately southerly winds east and south; Thursday snow northwest and extreme west and showers or thunderstorms elsewhere. Minimum this morning— 40. Maximum yesterday— 65. Sunrise tomorrow— 7; 06. Sunset today— 5:1S. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m —None. Total precipitation since January 1—1.65 Mean temperature fmidwsy be- tueen high and low) — First National Names Still and Hays to Board Two new members were elected to Ihe Board of Directors of the First National Bank at the annual stockholders meeting yesterday The new directors, elected to one year terms, were Russell Hays and Eugene P. still. They succeed the late Judge Roland Green and John N. Stevens. Mr..Hays, executive vice president of the Hays Stores In Blytheville, Hayti and Monette, was president of the Blytheville Chamber of Com- of Still Motor Company, was chairman of the Mississippi County Red Cross fund campaign In 1951. Judge Roland Green, who died last January, had been on the board of directors since the bank's organization- in August, 1931 Mr Stevens, who had been B di' rector since 1042, resigned recently because of ill health. Directors re-elected were E M Rcgenold, Charles Rose, Chester Caldwell, Riley B. Jones ^ Houchlns, David M. Baiion A. B. Reese. At a later meeting, the board ot directors re-elected all officer of the bank. They arc E. M. Regenold president; A. B. Reese, vice-president; Hiley B. Jones, vice-president- Eugene F. still Kussell Hays . , Jack C. Owen, cashier. A 10 per cent cash dividend amounting to Wo.ooo was declared at the meeting. Capital stock "of the bank: wa red to reserve. 30 Missco Men Leave for Army February Induction Quota of 58 for County Announced Thirty men were sent from Mis- iis'ippi County todaj for induction Miss. Resa_ the l \ 5 h Jv*W •"^ <"? Af y board announced A February quota of 58 men for Induction also was anounced by the board today. An anouncemeni. today by Bri» Gen, E. L. Compere, State Selective Service Director, Indicated the orio- Inal estimate that 15 to 20 per cent of February's call for the stale would be iirthe la-year-old bracket had been reduced to about five to 10 per cent. The total draft call of 788 men for February is the largest quota for the state since March, 1951, he said.. Those leaving today were: William' Richard Sheparil TV ronza; John Franklin Gillian Osceola; Allen William Wilson' Dell; Sam Reed Scroggins, Memphis; Marvin Lee Cashion, Leach- vllle; Billy Rex Cantrell, Osceola- Jesse Lee Harrison. Jr., Ma nil a : Leonard Eugene Griffin, Blytheville: Billy Ray Hulsey, Lux-ora- Bobby Junior Walker, ,Manila ; Minor G. Lilly, Memphis; Harold Monroe Bunn, Hobby Roy Barnes both of Blytheville; Haskel Leroy Moody, Victoria; Marvin William DC Spain. Jonesboro; Leroy Burkett Dyess; Charlie Ellis Richardson' Blytheville; Kenneth Lee Nichols' Dyess; Lorn D. Moyer, Manila- John Thomas Adams, West. Ridge- Dewey Odell Rece, Leachville; James David Johnson, and L. D Scott, both of Portngcvllle, Mo. Negroes leaving today were- Eddie Junior Donald, Osceola- John Clendening III, Armorel- Jhcster Junior Nelsop, Joiner- James L. Williams. Nathaniel Will ianis, both of BIylhcville; Johnnie 3. Poston, Wilson; and Robert Lee M. Kinney, Burdette. Listed below ore registrants who ire delinquent with the county board and who. If they are not ocated within the next week will be reported to the P.B.I.: ' Chester David Lewis, Pine Bluff Ark.; Harold A. Nlal, Amarillo' Tex.; Johnnie Garley Middlcton Blytheville; Roman Rivera, Weslaco. Tex.; and Negro, Young. Blytheville. . Hugh Edward Kendall Berry Is Elected Head Of Bank at Hornersville,Mo. Kendall Berry of Blytheville wa elecled president of the Merchants and Planters Bank or Hornersville. Mo., yesterday at the annual meeting of stockholders and director He succeeds J. c. Edmonston. who resigned due to other business obligations. G. O. Krapf was re-elected vice president and D. p. Jackson wns reelected cashier and secretary. M L. Homers and E. J. , Langdo'n ueie named as the other two members ot the five-man board of director? Mr. Jackeson reviewed the bunk' activities of the pnst yenr and noted an increase in capital structure. While capital of $25.000 and 575.000 surplus remained the same, undi vldcd profits increased from $.19 815.54 to S-10.055.1S. Resources total nearly $2.000,000. Mr. Berry was elected a director of the bank lust month when he purchased stock from the estate of B. P. Parks. Other bank personnel included Miss Ruth Hauls and Miss Mary Qofldvun issistant cashiers and Mrs Twyla McClearn Spain, book*•? KtndnlJ Bcrrj Ike and Top Aides In Strategy Meeting By MARVIN L. ARROWSM1TH NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Eisenhower called in the new adm,n,,tratic,n's national defense and foreign policy chiefs today '" . Asked to atlend the session were* Charles E. Wilson, secretary of defense-designate; John Foster Dulles, wiio will be secretary of state; Harold E. Stassen, chosen lo head the Mutual, Security Agency; and Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, who will be under secretary of slate and who now Is chief of the Central Intelligence Agency. The conference was arranged afler Eisenhower decided yesterday to send Dulles and Stassen to Europe at the end of this month —wilhin two weeks after the President-elect takes office next Tiies- doy—for an on-the-spot survev of problems facing the North Allantic I'rcaty Organization. They also will size up future requirements for U. S. economic aid for Western Europe under the program Slassen will bend. The decision that Dulles and Stassen will go lo Europe was made shortly before the conclusion of two days of Eisenhower conferences with his full Cabinet and other top officials of Ihe new administration. Mission lo Europe Today's conference probably will deal lo some extent with the forlh coming mission to Europe but it vill be concerned primarily with defense and foreign policy prob- ems on a global basis, Eisenhower aides said. They added thai the central theme will be the idea of security against communism. Elsenhower met with his Cabi- Scc IKE on Page 1Z for a «« "-at of communism Poles Are Rejecting Red Line Ex-Polish Official Tells Lions Normal mean January — 39.9. This Date Last 1'ear Minimum this morning— 56. Maximum yesterday— 65. Prer.ipitatlon January 1 to dale— 3.90. . temperature for this The Polish people, though dominated by Russian occupation since World War II, have not accepted Communism's propaganda line, Peter Jordan, former official In he Polish government and'nowa news commentator for Radio r ree Europe, told members of the .ions Chib at their luncheon meet- ng at Hotel Noble yesterday. In pointing out the purposes and necessity for a program to beam he truth to people behind the Iron Jurtain, Mr. Jordan said many ol the 100 million people enslaved by the communists In Eastern European countries, hear and get encouragement for resistance from broadcasts sent out from R.P.E.'s 13 high-powered transmitters. (See picture on Page 12) Born In Poland In 1913, Mr. Jordan was an attache at the Polish F.mt'aw in London during the 1930>, and during the war he be- F.D. Underwood Dies in Hospital Services to Be Held At 2:30 Tomorrow Service* for Prank D. Underwood, 83, will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Cohb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harvey Kidd pastor of First Presbyterian Church Burial will be in Elnnvood Cemetery. Mr. Underwood, who first came to Blytlieville in ion, died at 6 a m today at Blytheville Hospital. A native of Gaston County N C ' Farmers Bank Re-Elects All Officers, Board All directors and officers 01 Farmers Bank and Trust Compam were re-elected at a stockholders meeting yesterday. B. A-. Lynch wns re-elected president; R. A. Porter, vice president F. E. Warren, vice president; R L Bannister, cashier; H. N. Whltis assistant cashier; L. A, Crowe, assistant cashier; and G. H. Robson manager of the insurance depnrt- Re-elected to the board of direc tors were J. L. Cherry, R. A. Porter Dr. I. R. Johnson, Loy H. Welch' O. A. Cunningham, B. S. Simmons B. A. Lynch, Charles C. Langston and P. E. Warren. A financial statement released following Ihe meeting indicated t i < L l , rer ™ nt cash < liv M<!»d had beer capital stock of lie addition of $100.000 raised the banks surplus to $000,000. Undivided profits were listed at $112. Lowrance Riles Conducted Today Veteran Contractor, Levee-Builder Dies In Memphis at 86 Services were conducted in Mem- Phis today for Charles J. Loivraz-ce br., whose career as contractor levee-builder and planter was Instrumental In making Mississippi County one of the top cotton-producing areas of the world. 'Mr. Lowrance died at his Memphis home yesterday after tin illness of five years. He was 80. Burial was n forest Hill cemetery with National Funeral Home In churge The oldest, living contractor in the nation for several years, Mr. Lowrance was president of Driver Contracting Co. In Memphis and Driver, Ark., and headed Lowranre Bros, and Co. farming interests at His levee .construction' firm did work qn sections;of the Mississippi leansr°OAe of, the'firin's major projects .was construction of levees on the White River which resulted in many acres of farmland being placed in cultivation. Did .Afissco Work Working with R. F,. Lee Wilson, Sr., Mr. Lowrancc did extensive work In swamp drainage and levee construction in Mississippi County. His firm of Lowrance Bros, and Co. supervised 8,000 acres of farmland adjoining the vast Wilson plantation at Driver. The South Memphis Stock-cards were built by the Driver Contracting Co. Born In Catawba. N. C., Mr. Low- rancc moved to Friars Point, Miss., as a boy. tie entered the levee construction business there. He founded the contracting company about 20 year sago. A resident of Memphis for the past 40 years, he was a past president of the National Associated Contractors. Inc., and a former director of the Bank of Wilson. He was art Episcopalian. Mr. Lowrance was the father of Iharlcs J. Lowrance, Jr., of Driver. Other survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Aderholt Lowrancc; a daughter. Mrs. A. C. Bowen'of Memphis; and another son. Chester Lowrancc of Memphis. ason ounty N C he was engaged in construction' I Alt ClaSS at Y work when he becan makim, hi = "" ^-"W" «l » came Director of Publications for] the Polish Govcrnment-in-Exile in ' London. When Communist control of Poland was assured at war's end. it was Impossible for members of the democratic govcrnment-ln-exile to return to Poland, and after a brief stay In England, Mr. Jordan came to the United Stales. Now n member of the Polisli Desk of Radio Free Europe. Mr. Jordan serves as news commentator In R.P.E.'s broadcasts beamed behind the Iron Curtain to Poland Tills work requires not only a report of the news but also musfem- phasize the wide discrepancy between the Soviet propaganda line work when he began making his home in Blytheville. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church which he served as a deacon. He and his wife, Mrs. Delia whit- ley Underwood, who survives, would have been married 62 years on Feb. Other than his wife, survivors Include two daughters, Mrs. George Mutr and Mrs. H. H. Houchlns. Pallbearers wiil include B. J. Allen, Malcolm Huffman. R. . . yron Morse, Doyle Turner, J. C. Walters and Percy Wright. Honorary pallbearers are E. B. Thomas. E. F. Fry, zal Harrison, Dr. R. L. Johnson, G. E. Keck. L. G. h. ROSS Stevens, Roy Walton, E. M. JVoodarrt, Aubrey Conn-ay, Dr. I. R. Johnson. A. S. Harrison, R. w. Nichols and James Roy. Greenway, Elbert p. Kirshner. Byron and the truth. Mr. Jordan, author of marw pamphlets on current political subjects. Is a graduate of the diplo Summerfield Gets Committee Okay WASHINTOON w, _ The Senate ! J ost Office Committee loday unanimously nprovcd Arthur E. Summerfield for postmaster general in the cabinet of President-elect El- senhower. Chairman Carlson iR-Kas) told reporters a tier a closed meeting that. Hie committee had Instructed him to report Kummcrfleld's nomination favorably to the Senate as soon as it is submitted. This cleared the way for Senate confirmation of Surnemrfteld's ap- »cw. is a graduate of the diplo- pointment on next T\ e Vrtky the mstlo section of the Paris School day that Eisenhower is .» h. n" "• ••'•'- * "i 1-1 oiiijijrVH . u;ty (-nili See I'OLKS on .Vagc 12. j auguratcd. Bcing Organized An art class for beginners will start at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the BlythevIUc Y with Miss Nancy Damon, second grade teacher at Sudbury School as Instructor. Designed for beginners, the class will work with water colors and pastels. The group will meet weekly on Thursday afternoons the classes are open to beginners of ages. all No class fees will be charged. but member.! must furnish their own materials for special projects Y officials said. Biood Pledges Are Submitted Blood donor reports began trie., ling in to the Red Cross office o North Second street yesterday. Largest two groups reccli-ed came from Blythcvillc's Lions Club a the Blythevilte Canning Co. By STERLING K. GHEE.V Cherry, Legislature Get Down to Business Uy HAY STEI'llliNS UTTLK ROCK (AP) _ Gov. Francis Cherry went lo work at the :apitol this morning for the first time, and the 5oth General Assembly ,vos expected to get down to serious business with him. Cherry was sworn into office* -- __ .•esterdny, and the program he Knolton Testifies On How He Got Divorce Here laid down in his inaugural address general!}' was well received by the legislators. There were a few nild complaints and some hcdgln, '}' the lawmakers. A poll of Ihe legislators showed them generally agreed with the governor's call for higher salaries for sliile employes and his proposed plan lo reorganize Ihe state's fiscal operations. Cherry's lax revision program, which he calls 'must" legislation, is almost sure to draw polcnt opposition. And, several of the legislators expressed concern about the governor's failure to include severance taxes in his revenue proposals. Favors Higher Severance Tax Sen. Jack V. Clark of Texarkana said that Cherry's proposals "make no mention of lax sources below :he surface that could bring millions of dollars ol additional revenue annually." Clark added that he favored higher severance laxcs on the state's natural resources to save revenue that the state has been losing "to outside interests." Clark said higher state salaries should go to employes in Ihe lower and middle Income groups, rather than to: lop bracket personnel. A few of the .legislators expressed concern llia't' Cherrys^plarL? to assess peoperly (axes nt 100 per cent ot actual value and lo provide a state tux director to aid counly assessors might tend to take authority from the local level. Sen;,. Q. Hyrum Hurst of Hot Springs, Russell Elrod of Siloam Springs, w. E. Fletcher of Scott, aid Roy Milum of Harrison, and ileps. Abner McGuirc of Nevada Counly, Robert Harvey ol Jackson Counly and Arthur Harris of Hard County ail indicated that [they arc lot in complete Cherry's tax ido.is. accord with " .. . Only four of the legislators in- licatod wholehearted support of he Cherry program, nncl a large icrcentage of them declined to comment on specific features of he governor's program. Rep. John Murphy of Washington County probably best summed up he Legislature's feelings when he said, "I hope Ihe administration s able to put into bill form the specific proposals for vis to pass nlo law. The bills always arc more revealing." Final action on the admtnistra- ion's first bill — a proposal to corganize the Racing Commission — was expected In both houses today. The bill would allow Gov. Cherry o appoint n complete, new set of commissioners. The Senate and the '-uimm^iuners. ine senate and the uuuunmg n witness to louse, passed identical versions of acquiring the divorce. he bill yesterday, and now both mist net on the other's bill. . Inside Today's Courier News Chirks rot! over Hay 82-61 Sporls for ninth straight ivln . . . rzgr. 8 . . . • . . Osceola news . , 7 ... - . . Society news . , . 4 and s . . . . . . .Markets . . . Page 12 Pages Lawyer Arranged It, He Says; Jury Finds Hollandsworth Guilty Testifying al his Irial for perjury In Circuit Court here today, J. T. Knollon told the court that the divorce he obtained In Blytheville last July was nn-nngetl by an local attorney here. The trial today followed the first case resiiJlinsr from divorce fraud which was completed yesterday when the jury returned a verdict of guilty on first degree perjurv charges against Mrs. Polly Hoi- tantlsworth and suggested a sentence of l\vo years. In. prescnuns 'its case against Knolton,toOay, ll, e Pro.^isfing,At- torney's 'office-, followed tii'e" tame pattern as it did yesterday In'the Hollandsworth case. The same witnesses were called in the pro=e- cutions efforts to show that Knolto;i perjured himself when he test- IS? S ES t^V=S 2iJ™~-' -« and had no children. t "We may face in the future, par ticularly when defense spending can safely be reduced, more serious tests of our ability to avoid depression than those which have occurred since World War n " With "timely and Intelligent" action, he snid, tl, c difficulties can be met and 10 years from now America can be producing goods and' services at the rale of 475 to 500 billion dollars a year, 40 per cent above the present level ot 345 billions, •The president Ignored a 2 to 1 split within his council of economic advisers which. i( developed has disagreed on the outlook for deflation in the next three years when defense spending Is due to back off. Review Sen( fo Congress The clash wns disclosed in the council's economic review, sent to Congress along with (he ' White House message. Chairman Leon Kcysorlingf and the newest member. Robert C. Turner, called for a start on private and government measures to prevent possible post- defense unemployment and slack markets from spinning into "a more serious deflationary spiral." 1 Vice Chairman John D. Clark; dissented lartly and tersely. He foresees no business conditions changes, he said in a footnote, which arc "threatening enough to require new counter-deflationary aclion by lhc government." Truman stuck lo his policy of make no specific recommendations lo thc new Congress. In tone however, his message followed that of Keyserling: and Turner. Their conclusion was lhat, if government ami business move wisely nnd promptly to expand markets the (post-defense) dip can be held to proportions they termed "manageable." *'./'•: Progress ClletJ ... ,r^rruman's mess'age' dwelt on economic, progress since 1929, Ihe year of boom-ahd-collapse. Ho called for further pwres's Within 10 years, he said, "it is feasible lo increase consumer Income by 40 per cenl, providing " ----- ..jjv. liivivnit vi J«l.UUU Blylhevllle each man. woman and child. ,. .. - "Ten years from now, a labor Mr. Knollon was called by ihe force of 76 to 80 million, working acrense when Ihe prosecution rest- more effectively wilh better tool! ed Us case. lie staled that he had but somewhat fewer hours per £ , ? ! Blylhevllle, nnd that week, could produce annuaHv ho had not seen Mrs. Hollands- ab out 415 to 500 b worth until he sruv her in court worth of goods and VPVlolvIn IT • _. _ _ T .....* ycslerdny. On direct examination, Mr. Knol- lon said he had come to Blylheville last May lo seek n "quickie divorce" which he had heard aboul He hart gone to the office of William S. Rader, Blythcvillo attorney who represented him at the divorce, and sought to get his aid m gelling a divorce. Knollon testified that Mr, Hader agreed lo arrange for the divorce and that he had given the atlomc) three checks for $25, sso and $60. Receipts for these checks were introduced as evidence to the court. In further testimony, Mr. Kind- ton said that the $50 check was given Mr. Rader for the purpose of obtaining a witness to be used in Mr. Knolton also testified that when extradition proceedings wore Instituted to return him here from Chicago last fall, he had been advised by Mr. Rader and another Blylheville attorney. Claude Cooper, to fight the extradition. The court recessed until this afternoon upon completion of Mr Knolton's testimony. As Ihe defense rested its case, Mr. Knolton's attorney asked him if lie wished to say anything further. Mr. Knolton answered asking the jury lor mercy. by Met Baritone Hugh Thompson To Sing Here Tomorrow Night A 1044 winner of Metropolitan •k- Opera's Auditions of the Air, Barlone Hugh Thompson will appear n a Civic Music Association concert at 8 o'clock- tninoiroA- night at the iml Blytheville High School auditorium. "- Thompson has sung leading The Lions sent nine pledges while j rolcs wlth thc MN'opolltan and lasi the canning company came through I yc * r sall? am of lhc 'eading roles with 20 signed pledges. I ln ' hl? company's new production of ~ ' Die FledcrmaUR, Major radio programs on which he has appeared Include Serenade to America. Music for an Hour and the Opera Concert. In addition lo thc Metropolitan, he has sung with thc Pittsburgh Opera and Miami Opera. He bcR.in The bloodmohlle will be at the American Legion Hut on Tuesday. 729 Doctors Face Draft in March WASHINGTON M',—The Dc tcnse Department said today It has called for a draft of 471 physicians and 258 dentists In March. Of thc total, 211 doctors and 213 dentist* will be lor the army nnd the remainder for the air force. The new call brings to a total of 4,246 doctors and 3,181 dentists requested from selective service sinro July, l»}i. . c.in his operatic career in 1841 with the Chicago Opera Company. A graduate of the University of Washington, he won a live-year lel- loushlp at Jnilllnrd School ot Music In New York. Out-of-town persons may buy tickets at the door, but otherwise attendance will be limited to pcr- . . snm holdinc Civic Music Association i memberships. "ugh Thompson produce annually 500 billion dollars _nd services — measured In today's prices." Truman .said. "This IK about ;lo per cent above the present level, and represents an average Increase of slightly over 3 per cent a year." Truman gave these comparative figures: Nation,,] output noiv is 345 billion dollars annually, as against 112 billions in 1020, measured in dollars of 1052 buying power. Industrial output has'doubled and farm production risen about 50 per cent. In See TRUMAN on Pa s e 12 Services Held For Nell Harris Co-Owner of Beauty Shop Here Dies at 51 Services for Miss Nell Harris, co- owner of NeU and Minnie's Beauty Shop who died yesterday at Walls Hospital, were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Miss Harris, who was 51. had been In the hospital about a week prior to her death. A native of Vidette. Ark., she moved lo Blytheville about 25 years ago and established the beauty shop she co-owned with Mrs. "Frank Whitworth, Miss Harris was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. F. D. Smith, with whom she, made her home here; Mrs. E. R. Smith of Osceola. Mrs. H. A. Matin of Memphis and Mrs. G. F. Mo'gran of Little Rock: nnd two brothers, G. O. Harris of Salem. Ark., and Ru- ilolph Harris of Ycllville. Pallbearers will be Frank Whitworth, J. H. Sceman, Bill Wilson, Lloyd Ward, B. F. Brogdon. J. A. Bryant, Russell Campbell and J C. Ellis. Jr. LITTLE LIZ A long-range (ox system is one that s designed to get v>fxjt you hovea'l got yef. '

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