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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 61 Blytheville Dally Newt BlytlievUle Courier BlyUievllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHKV1LLK, AUKANSAS, SATUUDAY, MAY 21, 104!) TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS : HSds Are Asked i o Develop City's Hew Park Areas New Service Council To Discuss Campaign To Obtain $2,500 The executive committee of the ecently-creatcd Community Service Jonncll for Blythevllle yesterday approved plans for raising funds to quip playgrounds recently acquired >y the city, and to arrange for a ''ourth of July celebration in Walker I 'ark. The Rev. L. D. Strubhar, president of the council, presided over Ihe committee session held in the I Chamber of Commerce off cc in the |:ity Hall. The recommendations of the I ommittee will be presented lo the I ouncil membership at 4:30 p.m. on (.lay 31 for approval. The council 1> composed of a representative of | ach of the civic, service and other rations in the city and was letl^'to co-ordinate the activities It tne various groups on matters of |ity-wlde interest. The council'.' executive committee Indorsed the general outline of a program submitted by the city's rarks commission which seeks to I cvelop the playgrounds recently ac- I uired with city funds. Park Uses Explained It was explained yesterday that Ihe area at Chickasawba and Div- l.lon streets would be used by the I mailer children where they may llay within a fenced area under |he supervision of their mothers. The principal development Is l.lamied for the Tom A. Little Park letween First and Franklin streets Ind north of Walnut, with slides (wings, see-saws, basketball courl nd Softball diamond to be provider soon as funds are available, It | as Indicated. H also is planned to provide off- Itreet parking at. the rear of the |ark nnd just off Franklin street nd eventually provide public rest- looms. Playground equipment would be I rovided under the plan for Malone I'ark and the David Acres Park •fm diamonds for Softball and asffetball courts. It was estimated that a minimum If J2,SOO will be needed to get th larks in shape for use this summe Ind It is hoped that eventuall Ihe program can become truly liuniclpal project. I The members of the executw I ommittee will 'ask that the counc Indorse the gcw:™! .o<»}jparg?i fo lunds and authorize the committee launch the campaign withjn th (hortest possible time. To Ask Endnrsnients Bach of the organizations reprcs 97-Degree Temperature Registered Here with Summer a Month Away While tornadoes hopped, skipped and jumped over four states west of Arkansas, the sun put on a show of its own in Blythevllle yesterday by running the mercury to 91 degrees despite partly cloudy skies. Tills was the first near-hundred-degree temperature recorded here this year. Highest previous reading was 95 degrees on Thursday. The mercury did not reach the high 90's hist year until June 5, when it hit 98 degrees. Highest temperature a yenr ago yesterday was 87 degrees. 'Hie low early this morning was 12 degrees in contrast to the 58-degree minimum a year ago. Cooler weather, however, with local tlumricrshowcrs were forecast for today by the U.S. Weather Bureau in Little Bock. Parts of Mississippi County received showers yesterday, and Blytheville had a shower this morning. Carnival Reports Theft From Safe Two Suspects Nabbed In Memphis Hotel With $640 in Cash Inted in the council will be asked If the committee reconimendatio Is approved, to present the plan to lach group for endowment, and lach group will be asked to furnish t least four workers for the finance lirive, which some of the leaders uggested could be completed within . single day. The executive committee also en- i orsed a suggestion that a patriotic I nd recreation program be arranged the Fourth of July in Walker I Members of the Blythcvlllie Ministerial Alliance discussed such a l.rogram at their last meeting and • greed to sponsor the event with Issistance from the new service I ouncil and the related agencies. It will be the first time In Icvcral years that a program has Veen arranged In Blytlieville for Ihe observance of the anniversary If the birth of the nation, the liiMof all democratic countries, and IrCT which stands today as the l.ulwark against the isms which are threatening Western Europe and liominating much of both Europe Ind Asia. Two employees of the Gem City hows, a carnival showing in Bly- leville thus week, arc being held Memphis authorities today In onnection with the theft of be- wcen $600 and $700 from the car- ival's office early yesterday. The men are Franklin Gordon Goff. about 30. of Atlanta. Ga.. and olin Lloyd Taylor, age unknown, f Magnolia, Ark. They were ar- ested yesterday at a hotel in Memphis. They had in their pcs- ossion approximately $640 at the line of their arrest, Memphis of- icwls said. Chief of Police John Poster stated that the robbery was reported o have occurred around 4 a.m. ycs- erday. shortly after the carnival lad closed for the night. The car- lival is showing on a vacant lot on North Highway 61 across from the City Ice Company. I The robbery was discovered at 6 a.m. yesterday when Jack Downs, carnival manager, re-opened the office for the day. Mr. Downs told officers that the money was In 13 small money bags and was mostly small change with only approxi- yiteV^SOT.-in bills-^v- "Money Taken from'Safe The money, which reoresentetl most of the show's receipts of the night, was taken from a- small sale in the office. A claw hammer was used to gain entrance to the safe, Chief Faster said. City Officers B. L. Vastbindcr and Fred Hodge who investigated the robbery stated that one of the two men checked out of Hotel Noble around 4:10 a.m. yesterday and the pair hired a Blytlieville taxi driver to take them to Meniphi.;. Officer Vastbindcr stated that Lawyers Shelve Action on Court Reorganization Three Years' Effort To Bring Reforms Causes Controversy HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 21. </!>) —The Arkansas Bar Association postponed Indefinitely consideration of the most controversial issue which faced l t at this year's convention The association by a standing vote yesterday, put off any action on the proposed reorganization of the Arkansas court system. Today the group was to wind up its 51S| minimi meeting. Under the reorganization plan there would be a single court of justice with appellate and trial divisions. Judges would be appointed, could he removed by popular vote. A constitutional amendment would be necessary for adoption of the plan. The reorganization plan was first presented to the Arkansas attorneys by Lnmar Williamson of Mon- ticcllo when he was president of the state bar. The work was carried on durimj 1947 when Max B. Held of Blythe- vllle was president, and last year Mr. Reid headed R committee to redraft the proposal. Cecil Warner of Port Smith was elevated from vice president to presicient of the . association. He succeeds A. F. House of Little Rock John H. Lookadoo, Arkfulelphia, defeated O. A. Graves, Hope, 180-111 for vice president. 'So Thot's Where Our Bridge Went' Striking Berlin Rail Workers Battle Red Youths; Traffic Cut BtfKI'lN, May 21. (AI>)— Twelve thousand striking workers fought young Communists cast In the role of gtrik* brcukcrs locluy in iiuni'ly a dozen stations of Berlin's elevated •railway. Hundreds were Injured, during th« fighting, which raged trrough th* morning. The outbreak shut off nil shipments to Western Berlin and threatened to force the city buck to the austerity of the blockade iwrlod. An elevated passenger train wu set Hhlure during one melee. Clothing was torn from women wha Bol Into (he fight. Wrslrrii Berlin police said Maj. Gen. I'nvcl Kvaslmin, transport chief of the Soviet Zone, was In- Senators Blast Atomic Security Bridges and Wherry Hurl New Criticism At Chairman of AEC The Oklahoma Highway Department, after a flash flood In Wliitc'meacl Creek near Clrnccmont, Okln.. found this 300-foot wooden spun was swept ICO feet from Its moorings in the state's torrential rains. It's a total loss. <AP Wircphoto.) Tornadoes Lash 4 States; Oklahoma Hardest Hit for Fourth Night in Row Many Allenrt From Blytrevllle Those attending the Bar Association meeting from Blytlieville included: W Leon Smith. C. F. Cooper, P. C. Douglas. H. G. Partlow. Jesse Tavlor. V. G. Holland. Gene Bradley 'Percy A. Wright, Circuit Judge Zat B. Harrison. A. S. Harrison, Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury, Oscar Fendler, Max B. Reid, and Mr. and Mrs. James Roy. Mrs. Roy was elected vice president of the Junior Bar Section. Most of the Blytheville delegation reportedly was opposed to the court reorganization plan presented to the lawyers, and joined with delegates from throughout Arkansas to have the proposed changes shelved. (By The Associated 1'ress) wlilplashed four slates across the nation's mid-section Dixie Baptists Warily Discuss Northern Body through the taxi driver it was learned at \vha| hotel in Memphis the two men were arrested and Memphis authorities were contacted. Sheriff William Berryman and deputies went to Memphis today to begin extraction proceedings for the men's return here. New Levee Break [Inundates 11,000 (Acres in Texas ROSSEK, Tex., May 21. HP)— Irhe rampaging Trinity River broke Ihrough its levee near Rosscr, Tex., larly today and flood waters rolled lut over 11,000 of the richest acres n Texas. C. F. Swenson of the U. S. Engi- l.ecrs in Fort Worth said a 38-fooi. lise spelled curtains for the levees lhat hundreds of farmers and vol- J.nteers had worked so hard to de- lend. The levees at Rosscr arc about |hirty-seven and one-half feet. The scene was on .it cast side If the river Just below the meeting I f the east fork of the Trinity with |hc main stem of the Trinity. National Guardsmen, called out ly Governor Beauford H. Jester, and I late highway patrolmen, are on | he scene. Tlie highway patrolmen arc equip. I £5* wilh D0ats r ° r possible rescue Phone Rate Hike Okay in Missouri Again Reversed JEFFERSON CITY. May 21. (IP> —Cole County Circuit Juclge Sam C. Blair reversed toda\ for the second time a State Public Service Commission authorization that Southwestern Bell Telephone Company could Increase its Missouri rates a total of 53.228,000 a year. The judge in his decision said the PSC acted too quickly In handing down Ihe increase decision. The case came to the circuit court after the Ptiblfc Service Commission granted Bell the increase last January. , On February 21. Judge Blair sent the case back to the commission for "further procedure." Four days later the commission granted the hike to Bell in a second decision. Opponents to the Increase Immediately appealed the commL- sion's authorization and Judge Blair had the case back again. His order today said, In his opinion, the PSC should have waited at least 30 days after his February 21 ruling before entering its second order. Meanwhile, three days ago. Southwestern Bell applied to the PSC for an additional rate Increase which would cost Missouri customers an estimated $5.000,000 a year. OKLAHOMA CITY, May 21. (.T) —The southern Baptist Convention tip-toed up to a discussion of "common problems with Northern Baptists" today—a delicate item In view of the Southerners' decision to meet next year in Northern- Baptist-dominated Chicago. The Rev. T. C. Gardner, Dallas, Ten., was slated to report on a year's study of the Northern-Southern situation at the 92nd convention's concluding business session. A youth rally tonight and an Evangelistic service Sunday • night will close the five-day convention, host to more than 9,000 Baptists. The President, Dr. Robert C. Lee, Memphis, Tenn., hastened last night to clarify the Southern Baptists' decision to go to Chicago in 1050. In 104 years, the convention has not gone farther north than St. Louis. "I acknowledge that this may be misinterpreted and labeled as religious imperialism." he said. "But the Southern Baptist convention : not meeting In Chicago to flirt ilh any Northern Baptist Con- ention church or Baptist body with he purpose to get their affiliation vlth the Southern Baptist Conven- ion." Tornadoes last night. At least one person was killed. Nctirly a score were injured. Properly damugc was uncstlmated. Hardest hit was Oklahoma. Hut twisters" flicked out ut sculleml communities In Colorado, Kansas and, fnr ucross the Mississippi valley, caught two small Eastern Tennessee communities. The Kansas City Weather Bureau + ——-— blamed the mad May disturbances —it was Oklahoma's fourth straight night twister—on a deep low pressure "trough" running up through northwestern Oklahoma to Nebraska. In addition to the Tornadoes that struck, perhaps a dozen others were seen whirling just above the land In the sparsely settled plains country. Small Towns Hit Most of the communities hit were small. In Oklahoma. ..there ..was damaged reported at Balko, Beaver, Cntesby, Cherokee, Onge, Jet, Nnsh, Sliattuck, Waynoka, Woodward and Ycwed. Blows "in Kansas were reported at Chase, Oorham, Rozcl, Wihnorc and in the coutrysldc near Garden City, Scott City, and Sallna. The Colorado tornado whirled up Black Wolf Cnnyon near Wray in tlie Northeastern comer of the state and vanished Into Nebraska. Far away In Tennessee, an Isolated storm Injured three persons In the small communities of Ooin and Barn Creek. The small number of casualties apparently was explained by the fact that folks In Die Western Oklahoma and Kansas regions hit hardest arc tornado-wise. Most of them sheltered safely in storm cellars. Charles Sykcs. 55, was caught on the highway near Yewcd, Okla. however, and took shelter In an ol(: wheat elevator. The storm toppled it on htm. crushing Sykcs to death Telephone Operator Spots Tornado, Gives Warning to Community Underground Explosion \njures 3 in Indiana INDIANAPOLIS, May 21. (/?)— underground explosioi. blew the lljvcrs from two manholes tn down- New York Stocks (Closing Stocks) AT&T Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler National Distillers Gen. Electric 140 128 3-4 27 1-8 50 118 36 7- Indtanapolis today, causing i Gen. Motors 571- .light injury to two pedestrians and city patrolman. They were singed bout the rnce Hundreds of persons on their way io \\ork gathered at the scene as Ircincn fought billowing yellow 'moke that poured up from beneath he street. Police said burning utility wires vcniicn'lv mil 1 "! «urh exnlo^'nns in 'iiidei'ground electric conduits. Administration Bill WASHINGTON. May 21— «P)— bill by Rep. Mills of Arkansas i balance the budget by spending :p corporation income lax payments s "not an administration mea- mre." This was the declaration of Secretary of the Treasury Snyder yesterday. Snyder's statement left the way clear for possible administration support after a Treasury study of the bill Is completed. Mills would advance due date of me year's corporation income taxes by six months. Two Escaped Prisoners Recaptured by Posse JONESBORO, May 21. W>—Marshal Leonard, 19. and Edward Hobbs, 18, who escaped jail at Augusta Wednesday afternoon, were captured this morning at 2:30 in * farmhouse two and a half miles east of Hickory Ridge by a posse of officers. The two men were asleep In the house. Many people were reported missing. In addition to the tornadoes, the affected stales nlso felt severe rain hail and thunderstorms. Woodward Gels Scare The keenest fright cnme to Woodward. Okla., wliere the worst torn ado in the state's history struck in 1847, killing 106. Two twisters bore down on tin town's terrified people. One skirlet harmlessly to the northwest, whlli the other smashed buildings am planes at the Woodward airport, si: miles northwest. Nearly every innn, woman anc child of the town's 6.000 were in their storm cellars when the tor nadoes passed. In almost every case, the torna does came before complete darkncs —probably saving many lives. Jit tery plains dwellers could sec then coming nnd dived for shelter. Fur ther. apparently no twister plowc directly Into a thickly settled ?rea Tlie great Woodward tornado tw years ago hit the woist posslbl way — straight through the lowl after dark. Oklahomas weather forecast offered no definite hope of relief, with nore thunderstorms and line squalls jrcdictcd. Tornadoes often—hut not Set TORNADOES on Tajc 10 Baccalaureate Service Sunday 110 Seniors in B.H.S. Class of 1949 to Hear > The Rev. L. D. Strubhar The commcnctMiienl program for the HO Blythevllle High School seniors will get under way ut 6:30 p.m. omorrow with the baecalnurctUc ermon 16 be delivered In the Hlch enrol Slidlum by the lie. Lester i. Strubhar, pastor of the First Ihristian Church. Most of the churches—inrliKlliV-j 1)0 First Bnpllsl. plrsl, ' Christian. First Presbyterian, it. Slfphons Episcopal, Luke Street Ictliodisl. Calvary Baptist. Ihe Full Gospel Tabernacle, and nowibly 'thers—are either dismissing scr- ees for the evening or arc (letnyhiK he evening worship until after the baccalaureate sermon. The Blythelllc HlRh School Hand, uidor the. direction of Robert Lipscomb, will open Ihc prncrimi with prelude, "Chapel Shrine" by Leonl. and then the class processional, "War March of the Priest." in- Mendelssohn. The Rev. P. IT. Jcrnlcan, pastor of (he Calvary Bnntlst Church will give Iho Invocation. Ailer the invocation the Blyllic- vill» HI I'll School Glee Club will ircscnt "Sent! Forth Thy Spirit" by Schuctky, under the direction of Mrs. Wilson Henry, and the choir will sing ncilnianskys Cheurbiill oni No. 7. Prior to the benediction the audience, tileo club and choir will jr»ln in sinking the hymn "Come Thou Almighty King." by Felice Glardinl. Class night for the seniors will br- Tuesday night, when the valedictorian and salutatorlan will be im- nounc.'jd. and the graduation cx rl r- clscs will be Friday nlulH, when the Rev. Paul Oallowny of Little Rock will speak. OAOB. Okla., May 21—(/!'(— There was a moment of pure drama here lust night when Iho second ol two tornuduc-s Ixn'c down on this Northwest Oklahoma wcu- Lhcr station itntl alrixit't town. At the telephone office Mia. J. 11 Hunt, the operator, was talking lone distance to the nally Oklahoman In Oklahoma City— telling about the first twister Hint missed Oagc. Suddenly she shouted to the reporter lakhm Ihe story . . . "I can see another one forming out . . . It's coming this way and I'm getting out of hero. Clood-by!" . • • •Mrs. Hunt paused on her way to the storm cellar to call the fire department, which blew the toi-mulo warning on the town whistle. Right nnd left citizens hit the dh'i or illvcd for cellars. The twister smashed into the airport buildings and sonic homes, injuring three men slightly. As soon as long distance lines were restored—two hours later— Mrs. Hunt went on with her story "1 stayed In rnv cuve for 20 mlnulcs." «he said. "It was my first lornado. I've never seen anything like It before.", WASHINGTON. Mny 41. (d>>-Two Republican Senators, voicing gruve tears over atomic security, todiiy blasted the administration ol the uloniln energy program under Chairman David K. Llllcnllial, They spoke out In Urn latest of a long series of developments cen- lerlnK around the commission's multi-million dollar scientific edu- i-111 Inn nl program nnd the loss of a sinnll quantity of Uvanhmi-'235 from Ihc Argnitnc National Laboratory. ChlciiHO. • "Tho whole lack of security Is .shocking," nKscrlod Senutor Bridges (ll-NIl). Srniilor Wherry (U-NeW, GOP Moor leader, said In a scpiivale Interview that I'm Mill apprehensive o( leaving the ntomlc energy secrets In llin Jinnrls Ihcy are now In." lloth Senators are members of a Senate appropriations »ul>conimlt- toe investigating the commission's fellowship progrnni. lloth opposed Llllenthal when the Sennln confirmed him for (he chairmanship on April 9. 1917. Srr» Vindication GOP Economy Drive Again Anrnund "1 believe the evidence vlurUc rl^ht up to this minute my vote aRnlnst Mr. LMleiUhftl." Wherry Mdd. The Cotigre-Vilonal criticism o the com mission 'A necurlty practices didn't keep the ScniUe from con firming Dr. Hcmy F*. Wnlf Smyth Princeton University phystc.s pro fc.ssnr, and Gordon Dcnn, Vista Cnllf., tcuclier and ntlorney. as member B of the atomic agency yes turd ay. But while the two nomination rent throufih with scarcely * mnr mur of opposition, Wherry set, o n Hurry ol criticism ol tho com mls-slon when he disclosed that D Ian dor Edelman was awarded a $3,-, T50 fellowship to carry on mcdicril research ut Harvard University, after bclns denied atomic security clearance. I.MIrnHi.'f!, testifying before the appropriations uroup HI the time, sftlei tlie younjf doctor Is not » Com- nnml-sl, hut fulled lo get clearance because of certain "derogatory In- forinallon" about him In the FBI's files. LIHrmthal refused to fifty what that "Information" was. Maximum Load For Trucks in Arkansas Hiked suited and threatened by H group of strikers ut the Tempelhof elevated Klatlon In the American sector. The |x>llce siilcl they gave Xvash- nln protection from the strikers and he wits ublc to drive away In his staff automobile without physical Injury. Another Soviet transport officer of junior rank was stoned by striken at the Hcrmannstrasse Station, alv> In tlie American sector, police said. He was reported not seriously Injured. Want West M»rk» This Is the crux of the situation: The Soviet-appointed Retchsbahn mnmincmcnt controls both zonal railroads nnd llcrllu's entire elevat- d line. Hallway workers went out n .strike early today to enforce loir demand for payment of wage* n West marks Instead of East mrks. West marks are four times s valuable as the Soviet fcone cur- ency. East marks are banned In he West. Fighting broke out when the Rus- lnn-conlrollcd management sent squads of militant young Coromu- ilsts. Including teen-age girls, Into the western sectors of the city to 'rccjipdire" elevated stations selKd by the anti-Communist strikers. The strikers outnumbered the Communist strike breakers. Both »ldes fought with clubs, showers of clones afirt their flsla. Western Berlin police fought »M« by nlde with the striken against the Communists and ^ovlet-con- trolled railway police. In breaking up on fight the policemen fired their pistols Into the air. That was the only shooting. .• , AlIlM Keep Haa* Off . ^estem allied officials malnM*- ... ed a hands-off attitude In, connection with the walkout but %er« sympathetic toward the striken. However, one Briliah soure* aald,:' "This strike can't b« allowed to 0 on too long." -British and American plants of he airlift and trucks continued to ipply Western Berlin. Although he anti-Communist railway union hlch called the strike had pledg- rt Itself to operate Western allied nd German inter-vonal trains, witches and signals In West Berlin arcis were left unmanned. This blockaded all incoming .sup- ly trains from Western Germany. 1 British military passenger train lipped through by running against intended red signal. It wag the only rain that moved. Tho railway union announced a mating of Its executive board this iftcrnoon. There was no Indication rom any official source, however, .hat a settlement was near. Montgomery Ward 53 N Y Central ...? 115- Int. Harvester 24 3- Sears. Roebuck 37 3- 1 Republic Steel 20 5-8 Radio 11 3-* Socony Vacuum ,... 15 5-8 Southern Pacific 41 5-8 Standard of N J 66 3-4 • Te\fi.« Corp 5< 1-8 1 U. S. steel 70 State Police Training School to Begin July 1 LITTLE ROCK. Mny 21. W|— A one-month training school fnr Stale policemen will be held here beginning July 1. First three wcck.s will exclusively for "new" men, Director Herman LIndsey said. Experienced men will attend lor three days of the last week under a staggered schedule whereby only half will be absent from their regular duties at one time. \VASIV1NOTON. May 21. I/P) — Senate Dcmon'iitic Leader Lucas said today I here will have to bn el Liter a I n \ 1 or a en t In fed oral .spending — prcferubly the IrUUr- But he mrulc ll ctcru lie still ts the nepnljllcan-lpft drive — .so fnr imsucco.ssTul— to trim each appropriation bill by at lenst five ppr cent. Thnl economy mnve was hlnekcd fnr Ihe fourth .sLrni^ht time lute yesterday when the Senate, by voice vote, passed rmil slilnped brick to Ilic House n bill cjirrylnR$TSl, 000.000 —nearly nil of It for Mood control .iml river and hnrlx>r prnjcrl.s, The Srnnte totnl Is S158.000.0CO more thnn the Home volrrt nnd J2l.OCO.roo \cfin thnn President Trn- mnn \vanteri. Lucas, opposing \vhnt he cnHeH "piece meal" cuUs, told reporters the Democrats on l.he Senate An- proprtittons Committee "hnvc Indl- ca(ed to me they will work t>nl some formula for economy." He added: "The Republicans have no monopoly on economy. There Is a i;rcat opportunity lo work out something before we are rinished. I would hope that some way can be found we can stay within the budget." New York Gorton NEW YORK, May 21. (if)— Cloa- Ing cotton quotations: High Low Close July 3259 3253 3257 Oct 2912 2907 2912 Dec 2891 2886 2881 Mch 2879 2878 2878N May 2861 2857 2859N July . 2775N Middling spot: 33.C7N, off 12. iN-nominal.) Officers in Missouri Recover Osceofo Auto; Three Suspects Nobbed A 1949 Dotige sedan, stolen from Emmett Wilson In Osccola last Sunday has been recovered In Maiden. Mo., by Missouri State Police, the sheriffs office here w;,s notified today. Th« car was recovered Thursday and three men are being held by Missouri authorities in connection with the theft of the car. According to Desk Sergeant John Ford of the Blythevtlle Police Department, who received the radio message from Missouri authorities regarding the recovery of the car, the car was used In several burglaries In Southeast Missouri dur- 11- i the week, " Women Back McMath LITTLE ROCK, May 21. (/!') — Governor McMath has reassurance that the women of his parly are for him. The Arkansas Democratic Women's Clubs closed their convention here yesterday by adopting a resolution commending McMath "for Ills progressive leadership and his program undertaken for the benefit of Arkaaias." Soybeans (Prices F.O.B. Chicago! High Low Close May 24.1 235 240-213 July 224 2'1'j '22-!-2!3'; Nov 208 206 ItlTlt WeoHier Arkansas forecast : Considerable cloudiness wllli local thmidershowcrs this afternoon and In the cast and smith portions tonight. Cooler In north nnd central portions tonight. Sunday, partly cloudy and not quite i warm. iMIssoiir forecast: Partly cloudy west mostly cloudy cast with occasional showers and thunderstorms northeast and east central portions ending tonight. Sunday, clearing to partly cloudy, cooler west and -r-ulh tonight, and a little cooler west and west centra] portions Sunday. Minimum this mornliiR—12. Maximum yesterday—97. Sunset today—1:00. Sunrise tomorrow—4:53. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan, 1—24.10. Mean temperature imldway b«- i I'rrpn hlsli and lmv>— 815. Normal mean for May—10.2. .LITTLE HOCK, May 21— f/F)— Despite the "pcrsmial opposition" of several members, the Arkansas Highway Commission has authorized a nine-ton In the maximum gross load for trucks. The commission, which took thi action yesterday, was told Govemo McMfitll llnri promised truckers th Increase, from 54,000 to T2.00 rmnnds. would be allowed whci truck license fees were Increased li the 1049 legislature. Jnme.4 H. Grain of Wilson strongl opiwscd the change. Some othe members nlso said they didn't Ilk the Increase but that they were vol Ing for it because of the governor reported promise. The present limit of 18,000 pound per axle was retained, but fo tandems or two axles the lim was Increased from 32,000 to 36.0* pounds. The commission awarded conlraci on nine road jobs totaling S1.420.8B The total was approximately tc per cent under the highway department's cost estimates on the projects. Contracts for new equipment also were awarded. The construction Included: St. Francis County, Highway 10. near Hlackflsh Lake, 14.5 miles of grading (surfacing to be let In another contract), McOeorgc Construction Co., Pine BHiff, $301,585. AM A Has $7,500,000 To Fight President's Health Insurance Plan CLEVELAND. May 21. (/P>—Th« American Medical Association's war chest for fighting the Truman health Insurance proposals already has more than tl.500,000 In It, Dr. Morris N. Flshbeln said today. Fishbeln, editor of the American Mcdican Association Journal, said collections had reached 80 per cent of a figure predicted last December after the AMA Hou« of Delegates authorized an assessment for their campaign. "Contributions have been received from doctors outside the United Slates and, most surprisingly, from doctors employed in government service," Fishbeln told an interviewer. Crests on Arkansas Expected Tomorrow LITTLE ROCK, May 21. (if)— The U. S. Weather Bureau here said today H expects crests on the flooding Arkansas River by tomorrow. Early today, the Arkansas was 6.3 feet above flood level at Van Buren, 5.8 feet above at Fort Smith, 1.3 feet above nl DardaneUe, and .4 feel above at Ozark. The bureau predicted the river would crest seven feet above at Fort Smith by tomorrow, about eight feet at Vnn Buren, three feet at Ozark. and four to (We feet at Dardanelle. The bureau said there was no flood danger on the states other riven. Big Three Foreign Ministers Confer •PARIS, May 51. W>—The foreign ministers of Britain, France «nd he United States met here today .0 forge a common front In preparation for Monday's Big Pour conference on the future of Germany. Secretary of State Dean Acnesoa of the U. S. and Foreign Secretary Ernest fievln of Britain met In French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman's office In company with their top experts on Germany prol>- Icms. They had before them • detailed plan for German policy drafted by their deputies during: the week. Actor Bankrupt LOS ANGELES, May SI. VP>— Financially, actor Peter Lorre apparently Isn't doing BO well as a portrayer of sinister characters on stag* and «cre«n. Re filed, a voluntary bankruptcy petition In federal court Overnight deliveries of shipments by rail U aanred from the point of ortgtn ore an an* 4M miles tn diameter, and ilr Is delivered onrniRM an area 7.400 In dlamtMr, to R»ilwv

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