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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 121 BlythevUle Daily New» BlythevUl* Courier BlythevUle Her»Jd Mississippi Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 19-19 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Schools in Missco Seek Large Sum For Construction A total of §1,244,000 lias been proposed for buildings and improvements in Mississippi County Schools, and the voters in the various districts affected by the proposed building projects will go to the polls Setember 27 to determine whether or not the projects are approved. The largest bond issue to tw de- + ^Med will be that of BlythevUle "jPSccial School District No. 5, where a $500,000 bond will be voted for the construction of a new high school aud tor eeneral improvements to ;lie schools in the district. A 3&-MMI Tax Levy is Sought Osceola's building project is to lie financed through a $181.0CO bond Issue, and 10 of tlie proposed 28 mills art valorem taxes for school purposes will be used to repay tiie bonds It nas been estimated that it will take 26 years to repay the bonds Eight mills of the tax will go to retire present obligations. The budget to be approved for that school called for $95,104 to be spent [or salurie... another S34.725 to be put into the operation and maintenance of schools. Slass Meeting in Leachville In Leacln'ille at the high school last night C. J. Merryman, superintendent and Lee Bearden. president of tiie school board, explained their $100,000 bond Issue to the patrons of that district at a mass • meeting It was indicated that the buildin? of an elementary school \va= the first project to be undertaken and that an extensive remodeling project was planned for the gymnasium. This district is asking for the levying of a 26-mltl tax for school purposes. Mr Bearden and Mr. Merryman explained that plans for the elementary school were being studied Mow bv the State Department of Education, and that U. S. Branson of BlythevHle, was working out details with the department. The present elementary school building will be converted into a Junior high building , ,, Last Might's meeting also caliu the voters' attention to two vacan cie< on the board of directors. E. B Shannon's term will expire, vnictt will call tor the election ol one di " rector for a live-year term, ana i vill be necessary to fill a two yea Reorganization Plans Get Action Senate Leaders Step Up Activity on Twin Proposals By Oliver De Wolf WASHINGTON, Aug. 13—W»(— enale leaders today stepped up ction on two government reorgan- :ation plans after President Trulan tartly urged their approval as sign of good faith by Congress. In a strongly-worded letter to 'ice President Barkley yesterday, Ir. Tvuman observed: ''The action taken on these plans •ill demonstrate whether the many ecent professions of support for tn- reased efficiency and economy in overnment are to be. taken serious- or are to be written off as political oratory." The two proposals—one to set up a cabinet-rank department of welfare, the other to transfer two employment agencies from the Federal Security Agency to the Labor Departments-have received (humbs down treatment from the Senate expenditures committee. The President said Senate objections to the plans "appear to me to be ill-founded and mistaken." And he added that congressional failure to approve the proposals would imperil "tlie whole great endeavor" of government reorganiza- Senate Investigators Seek Motive for Freezer Gifts :•„*,, i,3t.~A by. Walter^-., 'ignalior. •..•hen he left a fer ago for California. A second mass meeting r,weet will'-be CHARGED WITH POSTOFFICE BUKGLARY—Roy Klmes (left) elusive 30-year-old Crawford county farmer, chats with Sheriff L. C Moore In the county jail at Van Burn. Ark., after his arrest on a charg of burglary of the Chester, Ark., |»stoffice several months ago. Klines cousin of Matt and George Jimes, object of a widespread niHiihunt li this .area several months ago, was arrested at his father's home nea Rudy, Ark., by Sheriff Moore and Postal Inspector Larry O'Dell. IAP Photo). Homes of Negro Ministers Are Bombed in Birmingham House Member^ Differ On B-36 Investigation lion. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas (III) announced yesterday that he A-Bomb Ore Is Discovered In Arkansas ROLLA, Mo.. Aug. 13. UP)— Discovery of two deposits of radioactive (A-bomb) rock in north central Arkansas was reported yesterday. One deposit was announced by Frank Thomas, a private mining engineer. The second was confirmed by Leon Dupuy an officiay of the U. S. Bureau of Mines. Thomas said a small quantity ol an unidentified radioactive ore was will set aside the money bill for found this week In the orark moun- Ihe interior Department to take up tain country near Harrison, Ark. A the welfare department reorganlza- ( sample was sent to the U. S. Bu- he'lci abcul two weeks before the election, Mr. Merryman said. Armorel Plans Improvements been A S63.fX» bond issue has . eduled to come up for considera.- ni.tted tioh plan on Tuesday. He said .(he Senate. will hold a 'nS^ft- : ,se£a r ioh, tf v hece;*sary to compete' action on the first plan, so the second one can be taken up Wednesday. Under th<- reorganization act, the plans go into effect automatically within 60 days after being sub- by the President, unless scheduled to come up lor conamt-'iii- """ W ." J t>lc "".«„., u ...<r»» Tion of tlie voters in tlie Armorel either house disapproves. August 17 ScVool DlstrictA 29-mill ad val- is the.deadline for Senate action orem tax will be asked in that dis- on both plans, Lucas said, orrui tu^ . , n.» r . Mr. Truman dismissed as "ab- irint. The building project there wiil "tart with construction oi a combined gymnasium, auditorium See BOND ISSUES an Pas* 8 World War II emorial Day To Be Sunday The first observance ot World War Memorial Day, which has been designated by the Arkansas Legislature as Avigust. 14. will be observed in Blytheville tomorrow and Monday when the two Banks and some public officer will be closed The act of the 1949 General Assembly specifies that banks sVmll close Jor the holiday, and officials of the Farmers' Bank & Trust Company and the First National Bank have announced that the two institutions will be clwed all day Monday. County Judge Roland Green said lhat the offices of the county and circuit clerks, treasurer, school sup- Arvisor will be closed from noon Saturday until Tuesday morning. The health unit and welfare offices also will be closed Monday. Postal officials said that mail services will continue as usual since the day has not been designated as a national holiday. City offices will be open throughout the day. ed as "absurd" any claim that creation of a welfare department "would in some way commit the Congress to a course of action on my rccom- a national health WASHINGTON, A U g 13— (/!>)— House members, pausing in their stormy investigation into the B-36 wmber, sharply conflicted today on ;he progress made thus far. Rep. Van Zandt (R-Pa), who touched off the probe, declared after yesterday's hearing that chairman vinson (D-Ga) of the House Armed Services Committee "is evl- BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 13. (If) —Dynamite blasts rocked the nomes of two Neero ministers early today In an area zoned for whites. A group of Negroes fired several shots at the dynamiters' auto, apparently without effect. Eighteen Negroes in the two houses narrowly escaped death or injury. Scores of Negroes In angry mood gathered in the area Immediately and squads of police* deployed to keep traffic moving. One Negro was arrested. Tlie arresting officer said he refused "to move on when ordered." The Negro. Horace Moore. 32 was taken to the city Jail, where he was booked on charges of resisting arrest and refusing to obey an officer. Detective Capl. C. L. Pierce sale all city detectives were assigned to the case. The department in cluds approximately 49 officers. Most of the windows in thi houses were blown out. Neither sus tained any major damage. The houses arc only a half bloc from three others that were heav IIy damaged by blasts the nigh of March 24. These other house had been bought by Negroes fo occupancy. They were vacant a the lime. All off duty policemen were calle n and every available man rushed o the scene. Residents of the houses snid Ihe ynamite was hurled by an \m- nasked white man who leaned out f a speeding car. Tlie houses are occupied by fam- iles of Rev, MIHon Curry and Ucv E. B. Deyampert. Both had been warned In recent v^eks by unony nous phone callers to move. Rev 'urry said he was reading his Bible when the first blast occurred. D. W. Henderson, one of the Negro occupants, said a car stoppec icros-s the street from the house :everal hours before the bombs were thrown. Henderson told police detective Paul McMuhon he leaped In his own car atid followed the other. The lead car drove several blocks, then stopped near two others. He said he wasn't ble to obtain the license numbers. Henderson returned home and told the others "lo get ready lor trouble." Several Negroes got pistols and shotguns and came to the houses. Shortly after midnight, a car was heard speeding uv> the street. "I kticw something was up." Henderson said, "so I headed for the back of the house. I only got about By Marvin L. Arrovtsmlth WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. W)—Senators Investigating five percent- ers today sought a motive for the reported shipment of unasked-for home freezers to Mrs. Harry S. Tiuman and other Washington notables. Chief Counsel William I 1 . Rogers said tlie Senate't special investigations subcommittee has a subpoena out for Harry Hoffman, Milwaukee advertising man whose name cropped up in testimony at the Inquiry. Lawmakers hoped he might sited some light on the subject. 1 A committee member said privately that he has seen invoices showing that i freezer was sent to Mrs. 'lYnman at Independence, Mo., and that two were shipped Mnj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, President Truman's Army nftlc. The Senator said the Invotces also list shipments to Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, Federal Reserve Governor James K. Vardaman, and Presidential Secretary Matt Connelly. Tlie vouchers—not yet in the record—arc dated 19 J5 and early 1946, During 10 (lays of clinics In 12 At thnt time Vinson was first re- X-Ray Unit Ends Missco Program 4,000 Got Chest Pictures During 10 Day Clinic Mississippi County towns, 4.719 peo- conversion director and later Sec- pie had chest x-rays made. The retary of the Treasury. Vardaman flnnl cllntc was completed yester- wns Mr. Truman's naval aide, day at Luxora where 465 people The invoices were brought to the visited the mobile unit of the state Inttiiiry by Albert J. Gross, a Mil- tlcalth Department for chest pic-waukec businessman who testified lures. Thursday that he shipped a freezer An average of 450 visited the to VauRhnn nr.d other prominent clinic each day. but by tar the Washlngtonlans. He said all of the nrgcst turn out was at Leachvllle units were paid for by the Albert Monday, when 816 reported for | Vcrlcy Co., the Chicago perfume John Maragon \-i'ays. The unit was operated 15 feet before the dynamite went off." first stick of mendations for program." There has been strong opposition on Capitol Hill to Including the public health service in the proops- ed new set up. "Good organization requires that We establish a department of welfare, regardless or what legislation the Congress enacts in the field of health," Mr. Truman insistd. Committee Chairman McClellan (D-Ark) told a reporter that his personal objection to the plan, and he thought that of the majority of the committee, is'that it would "subordinate health and education to welfare." As to plan No. 2, the President said the principal objection to It "is the claim that the bureau of employment security is being administered more fairly and impartially in the Federal Security Agency reau of Mines at Rolla for tests. Dupuy was reluctant to talk but he disclosed the otlier find was made about two months ago. "We were looking for other minerals when we hit one we couldnt identify," Dupuy said. "A Geiger counter pointed out the stuff. "We're not at liberty to disclose where the discovery was narte. Any release of that sort wouli have to come from the Atomic Entrgy Commission." . : The mines official hedged when asked if the discovery yas signi- icant. "But you can say it iai't uranium," he told reporters. As for the Harrison dep*sit, Thomas commented: ] "It may not be llraniuai at all, but it is live, radient mtterial." Osceola C. of C. Plans Banquet, Elects Officers Directors of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon elected Arthur \V. Bowen president to succeed Dane Fergus. Serving with Mr. Bowen will be: Herbert Hobbs. first vice president who succeeds Lloyd Godley; Ralph Woodruff, second vice president, a newly created office; and C. E. Dean, who was re-elected treasures. Charles Jolliff was retained than it would in the. Department I as manager of the Osceola Cbam- of^-abor." he added; "The facts refute this claim." dently engaged in a whitewash job" and is trying to discredit him. Van Zandt, and Vinson had tangled several times during the day's session. Another committee member said privately that he feels no "real evidnce" has been produced to back up the reports about B-36 purchasing Van Zandt read into the House record a few weeks ago. The hearings recessed yesterday until August 22 to give a subcommittee time to go to California to question Gen. Henry A. "Hap" Arnold, retired Air Force "chief, as well as some plane manufacturers. Vinson estimated the committee's probe will run another 30 days at least. The recess came after four long days of hearings, climaxed by a bitter verbal clash between Van Zandt and Secretary of Air Symington over the statements the lawmaker had made before the House May 26. At that time Van Zandt said he had heard "disturbing reports" concerning the relations of Symington, Secretary of Defense Johnson, and Floyd Odium, head of the firm manufacturing the B-36. Symington called the congressman's speech a "smear.'' "I think he should say those things over the radio so we can have proper recourse," the secretary declared. "It's a rather disgraceful way of using congressional immunity. " Van Zandt reported that he had Chicago Police Find $7,000 In Sigmund Engel's Underwear followed "congressional proceed- ure" in making his House speech after he had heard rumors. "They were ugly rumors," he said. "And I hope that when this Investigation is complete the air will be cleared." Marine Corps Recruiter To Visit City August 30 The United Stales Marine Corps will station a recruiting sergeant ;,__ _ in Blytheville from next Tuesday through August 30 to interview nn- plicants for enlistment in the regular Marine Corps. The sergeant will set up headquarters in the Army recruiting station at the City Hall, and will Interview men between the ages of 17 and 28 for training periods of from three to four years. The authorized strength has been set at 85.000 for officers and enlisted men In the Marine Corps. 7,700 Pupils Enrolled In Leachville Schools C. J. Mcrryman. superintendent of the Leachville Schools, said today that 1,100 students had been enrolled in that district since schools opened two weeks ago. Mr. Merryman said that between 150 and 200 more students were expected to enroll later. He Indicated that much of the late registration was In rural areas, and home because of the poliomyelitis epidemic. The teaching staff was completed before the term began. The original enrollment figures showed less than a thousand enrolled. CHICAGO. Aug. 13. (IP}— Jailers*- rlpped *7,400 out of Sigmund Engel's shorts yesterday but it did not subtract much from the biggest current mystery at the Cook County klink. Ever since the 13-year-old. !o- tharin. ..was arrested June 25 on charges of swindling widows whose love, he courted, jailers have wondered about his apparent bottomless source ot ready cash. He seems to' be constantly in violation of jail rules in that respect. A week ago, for Instance, jailers said they found $35 in his possession. Jail rules limit prisoners to a maximum of »8. Again last Thursday, John Donnellly, assistant superintendent of the jail, said he ound $134.10 in Engel's possession. Donnelly decided yesterday to lave an even more thorough look. le ordered the prisoner stripped ind his clothes examined. The earns on Engel's underwear seem:d a bit bulky and were ripped open. Out came 74 $100 bills. The Jailers were shocked, but not more so than Engel. The jail physician prescribed a sedative and ordered him removed to the hospital. Donnelly quoted Engel as saying that the money had been In the shorts ever since he was taken to jail. All during his confinement Engel has been washing his own shorts, Donnelly said. Engel has been charged in two Indictments with operating a confidence game In the alleged swindling of two Chicago widows out of aboul by I firm tor which Mr. worked In 1345. Soybean Contest Entries Total 47 Number is Double Total for Jaycees' Competition in 1948 Forty-seven entries tor the Biy- theville Junior Chamber of Commerce's third annual Soybean Yield and Mrs. Elton Kelly of Little Rock. Mnrngon, who once had entree technicians for the State Health lo the While House, Is a key figure Department after the schedules and '» the committee's research for in- sltes were set by the Mississippi fliiencc peddlers. County Tuberculosis Association. Gross' testimony was cut oft af- Mrs. C. G. Rcdtnnn, executive sec- tcr he named Vaughan as a re- rctary for the ns.socmtion, directed clplent of one of the freezers, each of the 12 clinics. Chairman Hoey (D-NC) said the The communities visited and the committee wanted to get all the number reporting for x-rays are as I facts before pult'ng out the rest follow: Joiner, 4liB; Wliltton. 223; of the names. Dyess. 380; Kciser. 376; west Ridge, Another committee member said 291; Mllligan Rlcigc, 20f>; Leach- he was lold Mrs. Truman sent a villc. 816; Manila, 671: Dell, 208: thank-you note to Gross, thinking Gosncll. 304; Armorel, 312; and he was the donor. Luxora, 465. Senator McCarthy (R-Wts) look- The reports on the x-rays will ed over a published list which tn- not be received for a few weeks, and eluded all of those reportedly men- negative analysis will be sent to tloned In the Invotces except Con- the individual, but In cnse abnor- nelly, nnd declared: mnlitics are noted on the small "My only comment Is that George film, larger x-rays will be requited,I Allen should not be on the list. M and the family physicians will be Allen, an Intimate friend of Mr. notified. Truman, formerly was a director Yesterday at Luxor* the Parent- of the Reconstruction Finance .Teacher's Association, hended by Corp... , : _. „Mrs. A. B. Rozell, conducted the McCarthy told reporters Gross hi registration. She was assisted by I "entirely In the clear" with respect Miss Mnrtha Nell Heart, Mrs. Joe to the mysterious freezers. Gentry, Mrs. William Johnson. Mrs. What the'committee Is trying to Walter Layne. Mrs. sWylle Tale, do Is establish a reason for ship- Mrs. W. A. Holllnger, and Mrs. ment of the freezers to Vaughan Contest Johnson her ol Commerce. E?-lier in the week, five new directors were elected. They are: Mr. Hobbs. Harry Minton, Mr. Bowen. L K. Harwag and Ralph Woodruff. They were selected -to succeed J. C. Buchanan. E M. J»f- fee. Steve Bowker. George Florida and Arthur Rogers, whose terms expired. . Plans were made by the directors for the chamber's third annual banquet, which Is scheduled for next Thursday night. Dr. Kenneth McFarland of Topeka, Kan., will bt the principal speaker, and Mr. Godley will be master of ceremonies. Presidents and managers of the chambers of commerce In Blytheville, Jonesboro. West Memphis. Wynne and Paragould have been invited to the annual meeting. An attendance of 250 at the dinned IK expected. erberf Hoover 7/7; ahen from Train OGDKN, Utah. Auj. 13. W>— Former President Herbert Hoover was removed today from an eastbound train and taken to a hospital. First- reports were that be hait sufTeffed a heart attack. An imbalance met the train, Ihe streamliner "City of San I'rancfoeo," when H arrived here at 9:4« a.m., Mountain Standard Mme. Arrangement* for an • U Meet the train here were urter UK train w» heM for at Elko, Nfv. A Ihe Inin •xc.' Internationa! Grand Champion Angus To Be Shown at District Stock Show The International grand cham-1 the Angus breed. He said that the pion bull will be entered in the one breed alone could fill the entire Angus competition at the Northeast Arkansas District Pair, Sept, 20. through 25. Its owner, a minister from Owensboro, Kv., told A. M. Rogers of Wil- : but that many more entries were son president of the Arkansas An- < being received than expected, gus Breeders Association, that al- j R. E Blaylock .secretary of ihe livestock barn. The group originally had requested that one-half the space in the livestock barn be left for Angus, Letter Carriers Make Deliveries To New Addition Mail deliveries are now being made 111 the David Acres Addition, 1 and Ross Stevens, postmaster, said j today those wishing mail service i should report to the post office, and turn in an address and house ! number and the service would be started as soon as a box was erected. Postmaster Stevens said scattered deliveries had been made lor the past two weeks, but that deliveries could not be completed until the proper addresses were received. He explained no new route was necessary, but that a route in that area was expanded to take in new housing section. No estimate of the number to be served through the extension can be made until building has been completed, he said. Other extensions reported by the postal service here included deliveries from the 500 Block on Cherry, east to the Promised Land Highway. Soybean Growers Plan Two Area Conferences Soybean growers 1 n Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri will meet in Maiden, Mo., Wednesday, and In Paragould, Thursday to hear an explanation of the government's storage, loan and purchase agreement program for the 1949 fast-developing ro- Charles Thomas. have been Blackwell, received by entry drive J20.000 after mances. At the lime of his arrest, Enge] was quoted by police as saying that he had fleeced women out of millions of dollars over a 50-year period, but stoutly Insisted that he haci done nothing wrong. ihnirman. and 50 entries are exacted before the deadline for en- .ries, Monday, The number of entries already received more than doubles that of ;he contest last year. The l?.st report showed 40 cn- trle.s and since then seven have been submitted. This group includes: R. S. Ashmore of Osceola, Charles Pulton ol Armorel, Paul Whistle of .I, Wessley Stallines and Ellis Wheeler, both of Blytheville, A P. Burks ot Clear Lake and T. A Bourland. Plats Measured The contest committee said today that there would be no extension of time, since application for entries had been coming In much faster than previously, and that the measuring of submitted plots and the fin.'.l products would take the rest of the conies Work Starts On New Store For Kroger Construction of a building, which wilt hou.sc a new Kroger Company grocery slore here, has been started by Tom A. Little, who Is erecting the building for occupancy by (.he company. I and the others. They want to find out whether It WHS an attempt to I curry favor, and—If so—why. With the public hearings in re- Icess until Monday, the committee staff plans to spend the week-end gathering Information about' the free/er episode and getting ready for the appearance ot a key witness. Woman, Wounded By Son, Aged 13, In'Fair'Condition Church Dispute Aired in Missco Chancery Court Hearing of a Nogfo church dispute beUvefcn the pastor and members of the congregation entered its second day before ChancHor Francis A. Cherry of Jonesboro In Mississippi County Chancery Court here today Testimony of 12 of the plaintiffs' Jampj the content period ?s Rogers of Clcnr Lake, who Is working with Mr. Bhickwell on ries, said today thut less lhan naif of thn entered plots had been i!5ure4, but that some delay hod been caused by a group of plots being entered at the same time. He Indicated that measuring would continue for several weeks, until all were measured. The winner of the contest can not he determined until the crops are harvested, and then will not be announced until the soybean banquet, ^eheduled for early December E. E. Chandler, assistant county agent, is In charge of the conle.st this year. The building Is located near the The condition of Mrs. Bertha corner ol the Walnut and First Collie, ^-yenr-old farm wife of .streets and Is to be entirely of hrcck ami slet-I comtruction with a i buff brick fronting. It will measure 60 by 120 CceL. George Bt,rg, branch manager tn charge oJ Kroner stores in this area, said the new market will be modern in every respect with all new equipment. The .store will be air-conditioned anO w5ti feature streamlined checking stands for speedy check out service and semi-self .service of meats will ofler the customer an- otncr shopping convenience, A self-service dairy department will also be incl'itled with a com- Weather plcte line ol dome. 1 domestic an. nd otner da 1 id Imported chec-. c e and otlTer dairy Items. Frozen foods will be handled on a .seir-.servtcc busts, too. Refiigeratcd produce racks Wjll jn-'.urc freshness of vegetable. 1 ; and product 1 wiil be pre-packaged, A beauty and health department in the store will carry popular brand. 1 : of drugs, cosmetics, etc. Adjoining the building will bo a 95 by 120 foot parking area for customers. Ken While and Sons are contractors. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy witnesses was presented yesterday i this afternoon, tonight and Sunday to i with scattered afternoon and even} ing thundershowcrs In north portion. Not much change in temper- and the defense witnesses were be heard today. tftough he would have herds in lots of Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas fairs, he had reserved his champion for this fair. 1'n this connection Mr. Rogers said that breeders who ordinarily scheduled their exhibits for Tennessee fairs had scheduled to show their animals in the fair In Bly- Iheville. Mr. Rogers was In Blylheville this Mississippi County Fair Associatton, which operates the district fair, said that every effort would be made to see that the Angus breeders, and all others got as much spice as they desired. Last year less than one-third the space In the livestock t>arn was required for the Angus breed. The barn. 80 by 175 ieel, will accommodate about 220 sUlla for the week •ccurioc additional iftat lor 1 -"'—-IT te b» tnlfrtd crop. Announcement of plans tor the meetings-was made by C. H. Acorn, [director for Missouri for the American Soybean Association. Similar meetings will be conducted In St. Charles and Charleston In Missouri, and in Rlple;. Tenn. E. N. Sanders will be chairman or the Puragould meeting, and J.E Hunt will preside over the conference to be held In Mm Wen, Mr Acorn Mid. The suit was brought by J M. ature. Klmbroush. chairman ol the Board | y,^,, , Drfc ^. Partlv c i OTHly of Deacons for the West End Mis- j tonlgnt &nA Sunday scattered thim- lonary Bar.tUt Church In Blythe- d crs howers wcs t and south tonight, ville, and others against the pastor, 8n(1 southwest and extreme south Rev. LA. Holden. I Sunday not quite so warm north- In the complaint it Is alleged j wcst s un day; low tonight 70 to 75; that the church at a business mrct- ing voted 311 to 17 to declare a vacancy Ir. the pulpit. It Is alleged that the defendant has refused to •\bide by the vote of tlie congregation and continued to conduct services. He became pastor In January, 1946. and the vote to terminate his services was taken on June 3 of this year. After the complaint was tiled to restrain him from entering the church, or attempting to exercise further control, a temporary restraining order was Issued, and later a motion vws filed In court to vacate the temporary order. Chancellor Cherry will decide after all .witnesses have been heard whether to grant the permanent In- ilgh Sunday In middle to upper 80s north and 00 to 95 south. Minimum this morning—75. Maximum yesterday—00. Sunrise tomorrow 5:20. Sunset today—6:50. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today—.20. Total since Jan. 1—37.44. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—65.5. Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. 13— a>j-Graln quotations: Soybeans Nov Dec High Low close 237 235' 23 6 H junction or to vacate the lempor-jMar 235 234' 235*i-'£ 235 U 234S *i> order. 2X2'* 231V4 Nine New Cases Of Poliomyelitis Listed for Week Martha Asque, 27, of Bar field who was reported yesterday as a x>liomyelHIs suspect, today was ta- cen to the University Hospital In Little Rock for treatment, alter a diagnosis here. Late yesterday Robert Earl Davis, 10-month-olcI son of Mr. and Mr, Earl Davis, who live at, the hoofing quarters at the Air Base, was rushed to Little ttock, after he developed many ot the symptoms of polio, he was brought back last night, alter hospital attendants said he was -suffering from a deep cold. Tlxc number of cases reported in this county now totals 136. only nine of which \vas reported this week. The week was one of the lightest the county has had since June 16, when a mild epidemic stage was first reported. Tvso o. the casts reported this week were previously unreported, but the illnesses of the two victims had been a lew weeks ago, but evidence of polio or paralysis had uot been apparent at that near Burdctte. who officers said was shot by her son, Alfred Collie, 13, during an argument yesterday, wns listed as "fair" this morning by attendants at Walls Hospital. Hospital attendants reported Mrs. Collie had a "fair night" last night. Sho Is suffering from shotgun wounds In chest and arms. According to Slate Trooper Ben Kent, who investigated the shoot- Inn, young Collie shot his mot';r with a .410 gnriKc shotgun during Jit] arcumrnt at. the Collie home on the Ollcrest farm east of nurdette. The boy shot his mother while she was Bitting on the edge of a bed with Ihe blast striking her In the chest and arms. Officer Kent quotrd his ns saying that l«c did not Intend to shoot his mother, that he was only "bluffing" her with Ihe gun. According to Officer Kcnt'i report, during the argument between Ihe boy nnd his mother, the youth went Into another room and obtained the gun and a shell. He told officers that he walked back to the door of the room ho raised the gun to h;s shoulder and as he started to pull the hammer bnck. It went off. striking his mother who was silting about 20 feet away. No arrests have been made pending the outcome of the Injured woman. Negro Woman Killed; Officers Seek Slayer Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas peace officers are today .searching for a Negro. Identified as Otis Hlllsman. who is wanted by Pembcot Coirnty authorities for questioning In connection with the fatal shooting Friday morning of another Negro. Addle Guest, at Holland. The sheriff's office In Caruthersville said that Hillsman is alleged to have shot and killed the Negro woman with a .22 caliber rifle during an argument early Friday. The Negro woman was shot In the back of the head and in the left arm with a small caliber rifle. She had also been cut behind the left ear, evidently with a knife. According to the officers Hllls- man went to the Guest home early Friday Intoxicated and engaged in a fight with the Negro woman. After the fight, the woman went to the home of a friend nearby and Hlllsman followed her there wher* ' the (hooting occurred.

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