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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT HEWBP. t» XORTRB1L0T AKEAK8A • AMD BOCTHEAST M1S8OCTRI VOL. XLV—NO. 124 WjrUbeviU* courtn TitU H«r«l<J Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1949 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 16 School Districts To Elect Directors Tax and Bond Proposals To Be Decided Twenty-four directors for school boards m the 16 Mississippi County districts are scheduled for election ^in the annual school election September 27. Along with the directors for the various local boards one member of the County Board of Education Is also scheduled for election. The term of C. B. Seagraves of Osceola 'who was elected last year to fill an vmexplred term ol Charles E. Sullenger in Zone Three, will end this yenr. The County Board of Education to composed of a member of each of the four zones and one member at large, each elected for five year terms, with staggered expiration dates, so only one new member Is added each year. The qualified electors in Zone Tliree, composed of the Osceola, Luxora, Keiser, and Etowah Districts, will petition the County Judge Roland Green to have candidates listed on the ballots in the zone affected. Fifty names are required on each nominating petition Bljrthevitle to Elect Z Directors In the Blytheville District, the terms of Max B. Reid, president of the board, and Paul Pryor will expire. Since the Blytheville board is a six-member board, two members retire each year. In five member boards, terms are for five years rather than three, and one member retires each year. Only Osceola and Blytheville have six-member boards, as the only two cities of the first class in the county. Osceola received this Dialing recently, and is planning to C^tdd the sixth member this year y "The term of Ben P. Butler expires this year, too. leaving the Osceola District two directors to elect. Directors to be chosen must b* the names of 20 qualified electors from tue district, and to date onV one petition has been submitted That petition is to have the name Legion to Assist VelsWittiRelund Information Booths To Be Set Up in City on August 29 the establishment of booths at various of W. B. Tyer, president of the Etowah board, placed before thi people for re-election. To Fill Vacancies Other directors whose terms ex pire this year Include: C. B. Wood of Luxora, G.'7.^ Lecfoetter.-secre- tary of the Gosntll board; E. M. Regenold.. president of the Armorel board: ,'J. B. Wilson of shawnee; C. \V. Tipton. president of the Manila board; J. H. Brinn of Dell; J. H. Grain, president of the WH- iion board; H. P. Dunivant, president at Keiser: C. G. Smith of Bvirdette, Eardie Shannon of Leachville; T. A.' Bourland., president of the Brinkley Board; G. G. Neal at Stillman. the Mississippi County Board, formed as a result of the reorganization act; and Vernon Humphries, president of the Dyess board. Directors to be elected because jgf resignations will fill the follow- |tg terms: three years at Luxora 16 fill position of C. W. Hoover, appointed to fill term of A. M. Rogers; one-year-term at Armorel to fill vacancy caused by Marion Dyer's resignation of T. B. O'Keefe; a one year term at Keiser. to fill term of J. W. Wntts. who moved (rom the county: a one year term and a three year term at Dyess. The one-year term will be for the director to replace J. C. L,nngdon. appointed to fill term of Vernon Henry; and the three-year term will be that of J. W. Williams. a»pointed to fill incompleied term of Hnmer Williams. Election Procedure Chanted In cases of resignation directors are appointed to serve only until the following school election. The school election this year will be under the County Election Commissioners, rather than the County flnard of Education, as a result of Hfcnt legislation. The County! ^oard of education will prepare and have ballots printed, and the election commissioners will distribute ballots and conduct, the elections Alons with the election of directors, other matters of school finance. Including the nnurnvn) of b"d?ets voilng of bond issues, and the question of millag- to be assessed as an art -aloreni tax for school purposes will be decided by the voters Plans for nformatlon points In Blytheville to assist World War II veterans tn filling out applications for National Service Life Insurance refunds were announced at a meeting of Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion last night. Announcement of the plans was made to the Legionnaires by Don Stearns, veterans' contact officer tor Blytheville, who is chairman of a special legion committee appointed to make plans of assisting the veterans. Mr. Stearns told the Legionnaires that the booths will be set up at different points over town tn Aug. 29, date that applications will be available, to assist the veterans In filling out the necessary forms. Tlie booths will be manned by other | members of the Legion's committee , and membership. : In making the announcement Mr. i Stevens pointed out that he did not think there is a need for veterans to file applications on the first day in order to get an early payment. He said that as far as he knew the payments will be handled systematically and that applications filled out on the first day will not necessarily mean that those veterans will be the first to get refund payments. To Pay Refunds Neil Year No refund payments will be made before Jan. 1, 1050, Mr. Stearns said anti it is hoped that all payments will. have been made by June 30 next year. Mr. Stearns also pointed out that there is no particular way for any certain person to figure out what he or she will receive In the way of a refund as this will be determined by NSL1 officials. Refunds will be based on the length of time the veteran's insurance policy was in force .and the amount of premiuni payment'," / In tilling out the application*; veterans should, If possible, know their service serial number, date and place of birth and the number Poison Program Sought to Curb Soybean Beetles U. of A. Entomologist Work. With Fanners In Mistco Fields F. C. Minor, a research entomologist and member of the University of Arkansas faculty, Is working with agricultural leaders and extension service personnel in Mississippi County this week, fa an effort to set up an effective poisoning program for the bean leaf beetle, which is infecting much of the soybean crop in this county. Keith J. BUbrey, North Mississippi County agent, explained that In's is the first and about the only area of the soybean producing section, where Infestation of the beetle has been bad enough to require poisoning. He said that infestation was as bad as in 1947 when some damage was done by the, beetles, which cut the pods from the plant. Probe Hits Vaughan Again Peace Is Sought in Hawaiian Strike Blytheville Merchants to Form Retail, Wholesale Sales Group Plans for the establishment of a Merchants Division for the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce were made yesterday at a meeting of the Blytheville merchants, and Chamber of Commerce representatives. Research launched for tliree years the County Soybean Planning Committee, representing the Farm Bureau and the Extei^lcn Service, has appealed to Dr Uppert Ellis and the. College of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas for research on the best methcds of control for the beetle, and Mr. Minor started the research this week. Since this Is the only location where infestation is serious all the spiaying and dusting programs will be set up as original research. Tn Study Effectiveness Farmers with infested fields are being asket! to spray part of their fields and leave part unsprayed, dust part and leave part undusted in order that it may be determined which type of poisoning is the most effective. Yields will 'be noted on the plois tasted to see if the dusting and spraying is effective enough and aids production by degrees, to merit poisoning. Some work was done earlier this week in South Mississippi County. Mr. Minor will be here a week setting up the poisoning program. of their policy. However, it was lier pointed out by the Veterans Administration, that it Is not necessary for veterans to know the number of their policy. The name on the refund application should 'be identical to the one on the veterans' service discharge, Mr. Stearns said. Trade Seh«*l Proposed R. B. Adams, principal of Keiser grade schools appeared before the Legion today last night and presented plans for a veterans trade school in Blytheville under the provisions of the presnt o. I. train- Ing program. Mr. Adams told the Legionnaires that he plans to conduct a survey in Blytheville in the near future to determine whether or not such a program here would be feasible at this time, Comm-nder E. N. Shivley read A second meeting has been call-4 ed for 7:30 Friday night when the group will elect SU board of directors. J, LincTsey Gunn, president of the Blytheville Chamber ol Commerce, will appoint a three-member nom- natlng committee, which will be nade a part of the board, and this committee will submit 30 merchants names as candidates for directors, and 15 will be elected Friday night. Since many of Blytheville merchants are wholesalers It was decided to drop the "Retail Merchants" division and ask the wholesale deal- to work with this division, to that sales promotion problems and pb.ns could be channeled through one organization. To Place Emphasis on Sales It was decided by the group attending the meeting yesterday that the division would deal only with matters lo build sales and on which re_ was agreement. Three matters—store hours, Wed- By Donglas Lovelace HONOLULU, Aug. 17— «')— Longshoremen and waterfront employers met across a peace table today in ft new effort lo end Hawaii's 109-day CIO dock strike. Tlie agreement to resume direct negotiations devlopcd with dramatic slid;' -ness during a conference CJov, Ingram M. Stalnback arranged In his ofllce yesterday. Almost immediately officials of Hawaii's seven struck stevedoring firms nnd lenders of the International Longeshoremcn's warelitnisc- mcns Union began meeting. The : ormer Agriculture Department Employe Says General Was'Rough' WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (AP)—Senator Mundt (H- .D) today denounced Maj. Gen. Harry H .Viiuglinn as a finagling bargainer" who applied "pressure, intimidation, luff and bluster" in an attempt to get a government worker o violate the law. Mumlt's bitter criticism of Vaugiian, President Truan's military aide, drew a sharp reprimand, from Senator locy (D-NC), chairman of the Senate's special investigations nesday afternoon closings, and the | f '«t session lasted two hours, observance of holidays—are not to " " be discussed without unanimous approval of the board. It waa pointed out that such discussions could cause dLssention and would weaken the orginlzatlon If allowed to become pressing issues. The merchants are now organised oniy as a retail merchant's committee In ttie chamber, and this committee wil dissolve automatically after the new division U organized. W. P. Pryor is chairman of the committee. >»rior to the committee In the chamber ol the merchants had an association which disbanded a lew Prominent Businessman To Return to College 'VATERLOO. In.. Aug. 17. liPi— to. the Legionnaires an invitation from the Adams-Jackson Post in Paragould to attend ."Lee Ward Night" at that post tomorrow night. The ceremonies honoring the newly- elected state commander have been arranged by the Paragould post and its Woman's Auxiliary.' The BlythevUle post expects to send a delegation to the meeting. Commander Shivley said. Murry Upholds Appropriation for College of Ozarks LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 17. (/P)— Attorney General Ike Murry has denied that the $50,000 legislative appropriation for the College of the Ozarks (Clarksvllle* school of pharmacy violates the Arkansas constitution. P. B. Garrett, Little Rock, is seeking H Pulaski Chancery Court Injunction to prevent the appropriation being used. Garrett contended the school Is a "privately owned, maintained and operated denominational (Presbyterian) school where the tenets of Two Murder Suspects Held for Trial CARUTHERSVILLJE, Mo., Aug. 17 —Magistrate O. W. Yates yesterday ordered Oril Underwood, 21 of Indianopolls, Ind., and Roberl Berry, 25, of Hayti, Mo., held for trial in Pemiscot County Circuit Court on charges of first degree murder. They were arrested August 1 _ few hours after Berry's aunt, Mrs. J. W. Hendrix, TO, had been brutally attacked in her home in Portage- vcllle, Mo., and slain. The action was taken following a preliminary hearing for Berry. Underwood waived hearing. Both men were ordered held without bond. Prosecuting Attorney Elmer Peal •esterday filed two new charges against each of the defendants. They stand accused rape In connec- ion with the elderly woman's death, and also charged of robbery. It is alleged they obtained »3.40 in the robbery. Both men were said to have been drinking wn en they called at the Hendrix home Intending to try and obtain a loan from Mrs. Hendrix. Officers found the woman bound with a cord from a Venetian blind. Cotton Acreage Measure Sent To President WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. (fT) — The Senate completed congressional action yesterday on a bill, revising the planting: controls or acreage allotments for next year on cotton, wheat and peanuts. It passed by voice vote a Senate- House compromise which fixes broad standards for the secretary of agriculture and state and county farmer committees in imposing planting and marketing controls. The House previously agreed to the compromise which now goes to President Trumarr The bill sets the minimum cotton acreage for 1950 at 21,000,000 acm. To become effective the proposed quotas must be approved by two- thirds ol the cotton producers In * referendum to be held not later than Dec. 15. For the years after 1950, the law provides that the national market- Ing auota for any year shall be not less than I0,(k ,000 bales or 1,000,000 bales less than the estimated domestic consumption plus exports of cotton for the marketing year. Northeast Arkansas Only Part of State Not Hit By Boll Weevil Damage LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 17. (/P)— Only one section of ArkanKU, the Northeast, ha* escaped the boll weevil Infestation according to the crop reporting service. The report uld weevils are be- {innlnc to migrate in Cross, Drew, Jackson. Jefferson and St. Ftan- tta counties and that cotton hu stopped blooming In area* of heaviest Infestation. On crop condition!, it added that early cotton Is maturing with late cotton fruiting well in the northoist, bat only fair to good elMWhere- Rlc« wan reported making normal prtgren with utc C>» making gtod growin.' A t initncnt young hv.Muessman. at the age of 36, is quitting his job to go back to colleg and sjet B mediral de<*r^e tJw'? 11D -> rr " 1 ' ;r" d £ l *i« i «""^'«£"^«Tin~hto~:£ Comn <°° Jllni °" Cl y mbc <- "' swcr that the school of pharmacy commerce," announced today he "'- •—• -- • • has resigned as sales manager of a soft drink bottling firm to enter the University of Iowa. "It has been my lifelong ambition to be a mertical man." he said. APerrin attended college for tlirce flprj before going to work tor the soft drink firm nearly 18 years ago Now he win tak e a f lna | ye , r „, pre-mertical studies and then enter medical school. He his a wife and three children. Local Theater Marque* Discloses Top Secret Women's rHvcUnce U tficulgr their «jes ww miknniMl to*»y by thew UUes my*««ta( In efcn conjunction on a mjlimllfc UM- ter marquee: j'* "A WOMAN'S 8Kiata—THE MA*CH or raw, .' a particular faith are taught and fls such is not entitled to an exclusive grant of the public money." Muny, as attorney for defendant 'is operated as a non-denominational school and has been accredited as such by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.' Sidewalk Constructed Across Memorial Park Pouring of concrete for the sidi walk under construction across the old cemetery site on Chlckasawba Avenue Is scheduled to be completed this week, Jodie L. Nabers, alderman member of the committee In charge of the work, said today. The sidewalk Is half-completed and forms are in place for pouring concrete for the remainder. It runs diagonally across the site from the northwest lo southeast comer. Workmen also have lowered the walk on the south side of Chlcka-. - - „ aawba along tile park's north boun-; U S Steel dary where the street recently was Southern Pacific .. | widened. 'Sttft, Roebuck .. . Resumption of negotiations, nmte at the suggestion of lonershorc president Harry Bridges, was on tlie hnsU of starting "from scratch." The stevedores struck May 1 for a 32 cent hike In their $1.40 hourly pny. The inlks came on top ot these maneuvers in court and one the waterfronts of Hawaii nnd the Mainland. 1. Circuit Judge Edward A. Towse ordered H contempt action "or other appropriate action" against. Bridges for personally defying nil nnti- pickcting Injunction obtained bj the ti'rritory under Its new dock seizure law. 2. The ILWU asked in frdern court for an Injunction against the clock seizure law which provides for government stevedoring operations. The union seeks also $3.000,000 damages from the territory anc the seven struck firms. 3. The government hegan Its tes 1 to see whether It could unload ships with Its own stevedores. I sent a 40-inan gang aboard thi Matson Line freighter Hawlini Merclmnl. CIO Cooks and Steward and independent Marine Plremei wnlked off In support of the ILWU With the ship's power off, no cnrgi could be worked. 4. Two ships sailed with thel CIO Marine Engineers defying or ders of their union's executive boan not to work behind the ILWU' picket lines. 5. Matson announced in Sal Prnnclsco it would call stevedore today for work on the* Hnwnlla Refiner. The ship Is picketed b •ILWU ' longshoremen who flev there from Honolulu. Shirley May Will tot Swim Tonight Weather Not Right For American to Try Channel Now 15OVER, Eng., Aug. 17. (If)— Shir- cy Muy France will not attempt o swim the English Channel to- )l8ht. her malinger announced to- Hospital in Jonesboro To Handle Post-Polio Cases and for Diagnosis JONESBORO. Ark., All?. 17--OT —A polio out-patient clinic to serve Northeast Arkansas has been established in Joncsboro. Dr. John T. Gray, director of the Crippled Children's Division of the State Department of Public Welfare, said today. The clinic will be under direct siipervison of the St. Bernard's Hospital In Jonesboro. He said that the hospital will utilize the clinic to "screen" patients and give prelimlniary dagnosls of cases. Gray -Aid "the need for such a clinic. is great." The primary reason being to direct physio-ther- apy treatment of Improved polio patients and to lighten the load of the crowded Uttle Rock Hospitals. Three Men Flee Criminal Ward At State Hospital LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 17. lift— A magazine salesman charged with raping a Fordyce waitress broke • leg and two underwear-clad companions escaped after they sawed their way out of a third-floor ward at State Hospital early today. The injured n«" is Ollie Ray >>shler. 28. of Tesarkana. When he surrendered to officers last month after hiding in South Arkansas bottoms for a week he ~ild ic Rave up because he had been iltten by a snake. He broke hi* left leg in dropnlng from a second .tory nrofectlon to the ground and was recantured. The other men' hart not been re- cantured this aftern in. Hospital arthorities Identified them as Hn- aert Lee Craig, 29. committed from Drew County, and Herm- •• Hor ton. 34. committed from Seh"stiai County. Both face charges of burglary and grand larceny. Dr. Havden Bonahue of the hos- nltal staff snld 'be men used a hacksaw blade lo cut locks from heavy mesh wire screen and to cut through one bar of the barred window. New York Stocks Closing Q-iotattons: AT&T Amtr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cota O«n Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers .. Republic Sttel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebalccr Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney ... 145 7-« ... 71 3-* ... 29 1-2 ... 27 3-4 ... 52 1-4 ... 141 ... 38 ... 62 ... 53 5-8 ... 11 ... 26 5-8 ... 20 3-4 ... 20 1-4 ... 10 3-4 Ambassador Protests Red Radio Tactics WASHINGTON, Aug. Yl. (AP) — VS. Ambassador Alan Kirk a-sked Premier Stalin to speed action on American protests against Jamming of the Voice of American Radio broadcasts, Secretary of State Ache- sou disclosed today. Kirk called on the Soviet leader Monday night. Ache-son told a news conference that It actually was a courtesy visit and was limited almost entirely to an exchange of courtesies between the new American ambassador and the Ruslan prf tnier. However, he added, Kirk dirt mention to Stalin two points currently at Issue In Soviet-American relations. These, Acheson said, are the Rvsslan jamming of American radio broadcasts and the long drawn out negotiations on the final settlement for wartime Ou both points. Atlheson said, Kirk simply expressed hope to Stalin thai the foreign office would consider the two matters so that the two governments can qet on with the business of solving the problems Involved. Asked what Stalin's recreation was. Acnwon said that the matetrs were referred to the Soviet Foreign Tax Adjustment Board Members In Session Here Tiie Mississippi County Board o SquaUzatlon met today m tl\e coun y judge's office in the Court Hous n Blytheville to check property as sessments and hear complaints con cernlng them. The equalization lx>ard also wi meet here tomorrow. Thc niembci are checking current assrssmen and will notify owners of proper 1 on which assessments have bee Increased. Next Monday and Tuesday, th Ijoarci will return to Osccola, where It met yesterday and Monday. Members of the hoard will continue meeting two clays n week In each city until Its business Is completed. Hts disclosure of Kirk's approaches to Stalin on the two issues came in response to reporters' Inquiries and after he had read a statement acciuslnp the Russians of having planned the "complex, costly jim- ming operation" for many months. tiny. She hurl planned lo plunge Into he Channel nt Cape Grls Nez, 'ranee, sometime around midnight' but uufnvornble weather conditions caused reconsideration. • Ted Worner, who manages the 17-year-old Somerset. Mass., high school Junior, snirt the decision was made by himself nnd Shirley May's father, J. Walter France, nfter cmi- man who will from France, sultation with the pilot her across Clinrles Din-will. Bin-will hurt commented that he didn't like the look of the weather. The sun was .shining brightly on the channel, but the sea wns choppy. Al 2:35 p.m. the Dover Harbor Hoard had reported the wind was from 12 (o IS miles nn hour from thc northeast. Worner snld earlier that after a consultation with Shirley May's advisers, It WAS decided that things looked bad. Worner said at noon he had tfllk- rd with Shirley Mny's coach, Harry Bowtaklnn, by telephone to Calais »nd was told>thi'. girl jcas ia.higii spirits. ' > = - v - . "Shirley May loves it In Trance nnd her rest there hns been a crenl tonic. She Is all set to go If the weather Improves." Miss France and Boutinklan took thc Channel ferry to Calais yesterday afternoon. The Dover Harbor Board this noon reported a northeast wind of 10 to 14 mile* per hour. There wns not, much sen running, the Board said. Tile sun was shining on the while chalks cliffs. The French shore wns *subcommiltee. The sharp exchange between Vlundt nml Hoey ill the five per- center Inquiry came after Iheso other developments: 1. Senator McCnrtliy (H-Wls) demanded that John Maragon, key figure In the investigation, be Indicted for perjury. 2. Milton R. polland. a Milwaukee Insurance man, testified he paid il.OM to Maragon for trying to get a sugar rationing suspension order lifted against the Allied Molasses Company of Perth Amboy, N.J., In 10AQ. 3. Herbert C. Hnthorn, a former Agrlculurc Department employe, testified that Vnughnn was "a little rough" on him In trying tfo get him to grant nn nllocation of sugar to the New Jersey firm In 1948. The testimony concerning Vaush- nn nnrt Mnrngon toclny came out in connection with the- Allied Molasses Co., of Perth Amboy, N.J. The former Agriculture Department worker, Herbert C. Hathorn, snld he had a telephone conversation late In 1043 w iti, V au- ghnn who Is President Truman's military aide. Hatliorn said he then was linndlliiR allocation of scarce molasses and edible syrups for the department. He sata Vnughan .told him at one point during the" conversation that 'we Democrats have to stick together." HKthorn said Vaughan later 'as a little rough" when Hathorn told him he could "not conscientiously" grant the permit Vnughan wanted for the firm Halhorn Identified the firm a> the Allied Molasses Company. Harold M. Ross, president of the company, told the Senate In- ihlf i t . 1 °* U ^™!lf- 0 . r '" nlll ' Ee earlier *"""""""""" i glvou ma*)!- clearly visible strnits. ncross the 21 mile There was a bustle of activity here as thc expedition stepped up preparations. Fourth Polio Case For Week Listed For Missco Area The 140th victim for poliomyelitis was recorded in Mississippi County yesterday, when .lames A. Cook, five-year-old Negro child, un- clcrwcnl treatment nt the University Hospital In Ijiltlc Rock. The child Is the son ot Annie Laurie Cook of the Flat Lake Community. Although records of those sent from the county show 140. only 13B of these are on record with the State Health Department, since two have been transferred to other counties. This Is the fourth case to be reported In this county this week. Construction Activity in U. S. Figures to Provide Additional Jobs By Charles Mokmy .cushioning the decline In the total WASriNOTON, Aug. 11—(/P^-A I output of goods an,) services—the forecast of further moderate Increases In cot slructton work in the near future came from the Pedf-rnl Reserve Board toady. Because construction Is one of the main bulwarks of business activity employment, this £uml*h- ed some backing for a prediction by Secretary of [jbor Tobln that employment will go up by 1,000,000 the rest of this year. Tobln made the prediction at the White House yesterday. The reserve board, In a publication, noted contract construction was providing Jobs (or more than 2.COO.OOO workers at mid-year. Even while activity declined sub- 15 3-4 istantlally at the nation's factories 23 1-2 and mines In the spring and early 68 l-a summer, the board report showed. "gross national product"—during the second quarter of 1M9. This output was at an annual rate of 1256,100.000.000 In the second quarter, down 2.4 per cent from the preceding quarter and down 5.3 per cent from the peak reached In 1948's final quarter. Thc Commerce Department blarney a cutback In business inventories (or the decline since that cutback narrowed the market for goods and services. The reserve board bulletin credited a pickup tn private housing recently to » variety of factors, Inducting: 1. "A small decline In interest rates generally," a n d—"perhaps more important"—the availability o( federal funds to buy mortgages to construction of smaller homes, and Improvement In "the quality ol design, equipment and workman, ship in most areas." Among observations on construction In the board report: "Construction costs" have declined In recent months (but) considering the exceptionally high levels reached last year, changes so far have been mortcratc, and in most lines costs during the first half of this year were not much different from .1 year earlier." "Purchases of both old and new houses have increased seasonally during the spring, but sales of old houses have apparently been below earlier high levels, and prices of old houses have continued to decline. Prices paid for new houses are also somewhat lower, reflecting market resistance and lower costs." Utility Crews Rush Work on Water Mains Three carloads of pipe ordered In 1047 have arrived nnd tlirce more carload- are en route to Blytlievillc to Further boost laying of water mains throughout thc city, C.W. Knpp. manager of Blytheville Water Company, said totlny. Most of the tliree carloads received durlr? the past two weeks Is In thc lina! stages of Installation and completion of the work will bring Lo ni:ir miles llic mains laid during the past year, Mr. Kapp said Present work Is expected to lie complctr-it In all parts of Ihe city next month, boasting thc total Inicl •since July 1 to six miles. rhreo n:ore carloads of pipe are scheduled lo arrive In thc next two weeks Mr. Kapp said. Laying ot a six-inch water main from E,ist Cherry Street to Main Street along Ruddle Road is expected to he completed by tonight, he said. Another main, serving Sout-hwc.s Blythevrllc and running along West Highway 18 nearly 4.IKO feet to the city limits, Is expected to be placed In service this week. Mr. Kapp said. AHcr completion the Ruddle Road Hue In East Blytheville. work will bf^in on Installation of pipe alr/n? E:ist Main street. A six-lnr;i main also Is being laid alonsr Holland Street In Southeast Blytheville to serve the Max I/icran- Harold Wright housing development. An added 1,000 feet of main also ha.% been laid tn the David Acres Subdivision in Southwest Blytheville. Pipe js on the ground and ready to be Md along Marguerite Avenue In Prltlt Atrtltion and In the Country Club Area north of Moultric Ross' uncle, Milton R polland Milwaukee Insurance man,'' swore hat he paid Maragon $1,000 f or trying to gel a sugar rationing uspenslon order lifted agnlnrt the Allied Company In y)46 That led McCarthy to demand that Maragon be Indicted for per- Just before Polland took the witness chair, testimony which Mora- gon gave under oath to the Senate nvcstlaators July 28 was read Inlo me record by assistant committee counsel Francis D. Flanagnn Maragon had llatly denied in the testimony that he ever was pair) any money by anyone for negotiating business with the government. After Polland. In reply to n cross- tire of questions, acknowledged that he rt lci pay Maragon SI.OOO, McCarthy said: "I think W e should ask thc Justice Department to tnke (his matter over and nsk that an Indictment- for perjury be returned again Ma ra- in his sworn testimony last month. Flanagnn said, Mnrngon did not list any income, on his tax returns, from either Poll.ind or the Allied Molasses Company of Perth Amboy. N. J. Maragon, who calls top government officials by their first name and has said he regards Vaughan •" a good friend, gave his tiviti- , , monc-y behind closed doors. Polland testified toay that he got in touch with Mnrapin In behalf of the New Jersey Company. He salt! nephew, Harold W. Ross, is th c president of Allied Molasses. An Agriculture Dcpannenl. spokesman said yesterday that Vaughnn and Maragon four years a?o sought •Till nt Hie agency for thc molasses firm. He said they didn't get it anti the case went to the Justice Dcpar'ment. Tlie Aurlculture Department .statement was madi; by Wesley Mc- Cunc. assistant to Secretary of Agriculture Brnnnan. McCune declined to say whom in [lie department the two men talked. Committee records show tlie mo- lasrs firm accused of cxccrding its quota or sugar for use in a high grnrte syrup furnished to a soft drink company. Polland told Ihe cotnmillec he liari in possession a cancelled check for $300 which he hart given Maragon In November. nnd . which Maragrtn had endorsed. But he was uncertain aliotlt $500 in cash which he salu he "nmst have" given Maragon when the two met In Milwaukee Oct. 23. Tlie S500 showed up on an invoice ureparcd by the Allied Molasses Co. As Hoey still pressed [or an answer. polland said "I must have Drive. Work on East Rose Street \ Paid it. For the record 1 paid It." will bei;in when additional pipe is received. Mr. Kapp snld. Soybeans w M : fha^Tea^nar'ri J C °r r r' ng H T" from "«««>"'o'« which felt "loaned "Relaxation of rout control regu-, n 'winter l-«k up '" lllus P"> l - |(ll "R mem funds' lations during the early months of Nov. .... .. i for use in new lending. ,10*3 appears, by and large, lo have i Dec. That was one factor credited by t. Availability of new houses "atihad little ellcct on the- housing! Mar commerc* department with aomewhat lower price*," a »blft I market.." I May „ .. 'CHICAGO. Aug. n. iiT>— Soybean ' quotations: . • « »-4 I UM 238'2371. 235 'i Low 235", 235', 123 231'. Clcuc 238 H •237', 235'i 232 U N. O. Cotton NEW YORff, Aug. 17. (AP) — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close Dec Mch M;>y JlV Oct 29»4 2381 5931 2037 2975 2982-83 298-) 2573 2979-80 2975 2965 2971-72 2918 2897 29CS 2718 27C5 2113 Middling spot: 3205N, off 14.

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