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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEA BT ARKANSAS AND aOUTMABT MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. <l Biythevllle Dallj New* BlythevUle Courier Biythevllle Herald ppi Valley Leader HLYTHEV1LLK, ARKANSAS. THUHSDAY, MAY ti, 10-17 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Reached Key Union In Phone Strike (United Press Staff C'orresnomlrnll WASHINGTON, May 8. (UP) — Tho :52'-il:iy-olil telephone .strike took its biggest jump a seLltuinent early today when the key long distance, union ended its , dispute for wage increases of from ?2 to $5 Assistant Secretary of Labor John* W. Gibson, announcing the agree- ' merit nflcr night-long sessions at tlic Labor Department. smd it foreshadowed 1111 early end to tie-ups involving 28 other affiliates of the National Federation of Telephone Workers. For the first time since the strike bcKUll on April 7, the nn- li<m hail KOOI! reason to hope for resumption of normal telephone service within a matter of days. The long lines agreement, providing average hourly raises of 11 cents, covered 20.000 members of the American Union of Telephone Worker:; and will become effective upon approval of the union's executive board and the membership. The board meets in New York today. Approval seemed certain but. even then the \ong distance workers will not return to work m any city where other phone unnns are still •j-trlking. (^rhe settlement meant weekly f^Jfets of from $2 to SI for long distance workers in all cities except Boston and Buffalo, where the top will be S5. The union originally sought $12 across-the-board. Conference Fmls at 3 a.m. Contrary to the long-distance un ion's original hopes, its ap.rcemen with the American Telephone A. Telegraph Company did not includi guarantees that the terms wouli .serve as a pattern for settlemen with oilier Bell companies. But A T. & T. spokesmen indicated tha most Bell companies probably wouli match it. The agreement was signed by union and A. T. cfc T. negotiators ;i week. in Oklahoma's Senate Chamber;. Lawmaker Goes to Hospital, Colleague to lail OKLAHOMA CITY. May 3. IU1')—Onu of Iwo pislol .packing members of Iho Oklahoma leGln- lalurc opened fire in the crowded Senate chamber yesterday* and loJny one was In the liospilal loly Land Home Urged for Jews Political Committee Of UN Hears Pica Of Agency Leader LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., May 3. UP)—The Jewish Agency today culled upon the Uniled Nations to establish Palestine as a Jewish state and called for immediate rc- axation of British restrictions on immigration to the Holy Land. Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, spokesman for the agency, presented the Jewish case to the Political Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. He charged that Britain has violated the terms of tin. 1 mandate under wliich she has ruled Palestine through League of Nations sanction. Silver told the UN that establishment of a Jewish homeland i'.' Palestine would "serve as a grca stimulus to the rebirth and pro gress of the entire Near East with which the destinies oi the JewisI •National Home are naturally bounc up." 'Noting the "desperate urgency' of the problem of displaced Jews in Europe, Silver asked for "an immediate relaxation of the restrictive measures on immigration .ind the other in Jail. j From a Jail cell ncp. Jiinmiel Scolt, .34, said lhal he shot and 1 wounded Sen. Tom. Anglin. t>4. be-1 cause he "thought" the senator drew his pislol while llic Iwo were talking in Ihe Senate chamber. Authorities said they would file lorrnal charge.-, of assault with in- lent to kill against Scolt, freshman Irgivlsilcr and a Marine veteran of 30 months service in the South Pacific. From a hospital, where he was reported in "good" condition, but suffering from a flesh wound, Ben- aloi Angiin said he drew his automatic from his po:'kct, but only aflc r he was shot and fell to !iis knees on the red carpet of the Senate flocr. The gunfire which sent some ol the senators and chamber hangers- on sprinting for the exits ami diving under tables, as attributed to a hometown feud between the two pistol-lcUm; legislators. Em of the participants accused Ihc other of attempling lo kill him and each said he couldn't sland why. Divorce Case Involved Angliu, oldest member of Senate In |:olnt of service, is a member of a Holdenville law firm which was handling a property sell lenient for Scott's divorced wlf!. Mrs. Scott, who charged gross neglect was divorced April 26. and said she and Scott had talked over Ihe property settlement with Anglin in a visit '.o his law office lost Saturday. She said there w"as no animosity displayed between the two men at thai lime, or In l!io pasl. "I can't imderstanr. it," she said. "I never 1 could understand Jim- Tho two men had been closely associated since Ihe election last November. Scolt rode/back and forth from Holdenville to the capital in Anglin's automobile during week-end recesses. Scott had visited AiiBlin »t 1<ls Senate desk several limes before lunch yesterday. As n legislator, be bad permission lo enter the Senate ,, lloor at any time. During Ihe ;ioon under-1 hour, Anglin lold Hep. Paul Ballinger: "I wonder what Jimmlc Bcoll the. wants. He's been coming in to see "H- all day and a-skhiK me if I had anything for him." The shooting took place In Hit early iifternoou before the Sena'c rrnilled lo se.ssion from the recess. Abrntl liulf ol the senators were in their chairs, when :Vctl walked in the rear door. 'He drew Anglin away from a group ol senators lo whom he was telling Jokes. The Iwo men wnlk- fd over lo the deserted press table anil licRiin talking. Senator Dlil N»l fire Suddenly a shot rang out. anil then iiiiother. Srn. Dill Ciinri?r said lie doubled if any of the lawmaker*; aetual- Iv saw whnl happened. Same .1011- ntnis said that Just before the first shot they heard Anglln sny: "Don't shoot." Two shots were fired. Anglin was hit once, the bullet ripping lllto War Department Okays $230,000 Expenditure For District 17 Drainage his led hip and cincrulni; Ihroujih his riyhl side. Two empty cartridge cases were found in Scott's .32 calibre automatic pistol. Some seiuitors thought lliaL An; 1 ,- lin relumed fire with one \vlk : shot, mil AnsiHn denied it and Hl'« HIJU.KTS FI,Y un I'JKC 3 Launches School Campaign To Raise $59 r OOO 2,000 Pupils Appeal For Funds to Buy New Building Site FDR'S Executors Lasting Peace Possible, Truman n • A-I n L Soys, But Must Solve Problems Stymie Oil Probe shortly afler 3 a.m. CEST), niaxing a bargaining scr'.sion that began at 8:30 o'clock last night. Gibson, other government conciliators and union and company officials appeared exhausted as they left the conference room with the long-sought agreement In hand. I Most of the negotiators were in | their shirt sleeves when reporters were called in to get te.-ms of the nto Palestine" and end to the British white paper policy of 193U placing severe restrictions on tlie entry of Jews into Palestine. He asked that the bar to immigration be lifted immediately in order to "enable the deliberations of their committee of inquiry and of the next assembly to be carried out in a calmer spirit, in an atmosphere ol moderation and good Request of Semite Committee Members For Papers is Denied WASHINGTON, May 8. 'UPJ — Executors of the estate of the late President Roosevelt ilatly refused today to let Ihe SfiiaK- War Investigating Committee look through the tons of documents .a Hyd'j Park for papers pertinent U' its Saudi- Arabian oil inquiry. They agreed, howeve.', lo tut over to President Tni'nau for de- spc- Ihe settlement. There were no smilc-s. will.' Both sides still appeared to be on| "We are all eager for peace,' 1 he edge over whether their interprc- said, "we must all make a con- la£j|')s o( the agreement were the saWe. John J. Moran, president of the union, said lie and othor union negotiators were flying to New York at once to get executive board action on Ihc agr/ecmept at 2 p.m. (ESTI or shortly there.ifler. "If the terms of the tentative agreement are accepted the union will terminate the strike and notify its members," Moran said. "The strike will be discontinued, when terminated, at the same time in all parts of the country." Tci Respect Picket Lines He added, however, that it was the policy of the long distance union lo respect picket lines of other strikers, Union and company negotiators took different approaches in describing the settlement. A. T. & T. officials said it provided $2 to $4 weekly raises—except in Buffalo and Hnston where the top was $5. The union described it as a $2 to $5 settlement. G. S. Dring. chief A. T. & T. negotiator, said he was "g:ad inn: Jfcc have reached a mutually satisfactory agreement so that the stiikc can be terminated and we can get back to the business of giving normal JOMB distance service." Dr^ expressed his thanks to the La'uor Department fiir its conciliation services and to the public for Its "patience." The long-lines settlement came after 10 other NFTW unions and at least four independents had settled their disputes and a.s a back- to-work movement was taking shape across Ihc nation.- Twcnty-cight NFTW unions still remain out but ncgotiatijns in all localities were mdvlng foiv.ard. Most wage sclllemenls so far have followed a S2-S4 pattern. long-distance workers traditionally are higher paid than other telephone workers. Churches to Use Advertising to Lure Members .ribntion to achieve it. Bui tlic decisive contribution can only b- made by the mandatory .government ('Britain.") British Rule Criticized Silver charged that Ihe British government had "grcviolisly inler- 'ered and circumscribed" the de-1 velopmcnt of a Jewish National' Home in Palestine. He rcca'led lhat the League of Nations "decreed that the Jewish people shall be given the right long denied and the opportunity to reconstitute their national home in Palestine." "That opportunity must now be fully restored." Silver said. Indirectly blaming Britain for Ihe present reign of terror in Palestine. Silver said: "The c o m m it t. e e of inriuirv shoiild, while in Palestine, also look into the real—the Inndamcnlal — clauses of the tragic, unrest and violence which today mar the ]ifO of the Holy Land. "They will inquire why a pc'io loving community is being driven .to a pitch or resentment and tension, lamentably driving some ol its members to actir/n.s which we all deplore. "They will ark themselves. T am sure, whv shiploads of helples. c Jewish refugees, men and womri and children, who have been through the hells of Nazi Eurocc are being driven away from the shores of tlie Jewish Naliona •Home by a mandatory government which assumed as ils prime obligation to facilitate Jewish immigration into that country." 'Arab state delegates listened res! cssly. Mahrnoud Hassan Pasha d Sgypt created a flurry of excite- nenl when he left the committed room shortly before Silver be^^'.i Hit he returned in lime lo listen. The Arab Higher Committee for 'alcstine had not yet answered the General Assembly's invitation I" slate Us case as the Jewish Agency did. U. R. and Russia Mark Time Meanwhile the political committee expected a. battle between the United States and Russia over nakcup of the fact-finding commission. livery to the commillee any cific document requested by President. Executor Basil O'Cotmor lold reporters after a closed-door committee session that the executors "will comply with any request the President makes—cxccpl to Ic someone examine the papers." Mr. Truman already has refused I-to make . that request. The committee is Investigating charges that the Navy paid som $30,000,000 too much lor wattinv purchases of Arabian ou. It want to look through the Royssvcll pa pcrs lo see if any of them wilt pro vide new information on the sub jecl. Present at the session today wore O'Connor and Herbert T. Ilackett, both excculors; Earle II. Koons. attorney for the executors: George Ilsey. one of President Truman's assistant naval aides; Freii Shipmurs, custodian of the Hyde P:vk library: and Miss Grace 'Fully, confidential secretary of the late president. Committee Chairman Owen Rrew- stcr, R., Me., said his group will defer any action until it confers with spccinl counsel Burton K. Wheeler, former Montana scnalOr. "Do you feel now that yon will be able to get the papers you have heen trying lo get?" Hrewstcr asked. "I have no opinion," he replied. Sen. Homer E. Ferguson. R.. Mich., observed that the commitLue "hasn't passed on the legal phases of what may happen later." WASHINGTON. May B. (UP)— President Truman observed his G3rd birthday anniversary today by forecasting U\at the; world would ;ct u lasting peace. Two years ago today Mr. Truman jubilantly announced to Americans Ihe surrender of Germany. Today, he said lhat llui United Nations—tile organization which grew out of that war— ft'ould effectually carry out ils charter for preservation ol world |)cace. * >Mr. Truman told a news conference Ihis country had overcome lot of problems in Ihosc two years and still faced many morc.i But tiic outlook now from his I viewpoint, he said, was much im-j proved. | lAnd he still described himsclfi (us an optimist. V ' Other (loints touched on by the president today: 1. He expects a report very shortly from the special committee Vn appointed to develop plans for universal military training and he will attempt lo get this plan through Congress this session. 2. He indicated he. r>nt intcntife'k> end tbe Vatican mission of Myron O. lor, his personal representative to the Pope, as requested yesterdiy hv the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in St. Louis. 3. Mr. Truman again expressed pleasure over the nationwide re- Two Missco Men Obtain Paroles Harry Kinney Freed After Serving Third Of 42-Year Sentence Huriy Kinny, sentenced . Engineers to Let Contract c or Improvements About July I The War Depurtmcn.t approved yesterday a pvo.jor-t n the Hig I/ake section of Uruinuge District 17 which will include at »n estimated cost of $230,^00 tho cleaning ind enlarging of the existing ditch, construction of a new mid,1110 building of six bridges. •» Anuounconici't ol' approval of th"i NEW YORK, May 8. <UP>—The National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church made plans today lo advertise in newspapers, on the radio and with motion pictures to recruit new members from among the 60,000.000 Americans who do nolWtt lo church. It^R'rt D. Jordan, promotion director of the council, said all commercial advertising media would be used for the campaign. It is expected to get underway after the first of next year. 47-Degree Low Recorded As Cool Weather Lingers Spring's relapse continued yesterday as the mercury stopped it. climb at a cool 71 degrees and thei slid to a low of 47 degrees during last night .according to Robovt E Hliiylofk, official wealhct' olK,evvei Also inrolcd wris Frank Gucilu. one of five Blylhevllle men sentenced to one-year lortn,; last, November for violation o;' (he 11)43 "nnti-vlolence" labor law. The olh- er four were paroled laH immlh. ac.tion to his appeal for lower I The five were convicted in connec- prices. A:ikcd whether we were over the peak of the inflation, he replied lie never thought we were In an inflation ami that what he was trying to do was to prevent ivnliX- bus Cleve Williams Buried In Maple Grove Cemetery Funeral services v:crc held this morning. 1] o'clock, at Cole Ri'iw Baptist Church for Cleve Willifl of near Biirdcttc, who died •Monday afternoon at his home. Burial rites were conducted a'. Maple Grove Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. " Walters Infant Dies Funeral services were held this morning at Memorial Park for Infant Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Walters, who died yesterday seven hours after birth. The Rev. P. H. Jcrnlgan. pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiated. Other than his parents, he is survived by a brother, Forrest Wayne. Holt Funeral TIom P was in charge. Assessment Inequalities Get Attention Ll'IT'LE R'OCK. Ark.. May 8 • UP)-'Property assessments over Ihc .state average only 20 per cent of market values and great inequalities arc apparent, liie Arkan sas Public Expenditure Council reported today .following a .survey. •3am Hays, executive director the council, said lhat about 2.CCO transfers of property in 22 counties showed lhat assessments of real property averaged 20 per cent of IMS sales price. Although this was the average. Hays asserted lhat the ratio ranged from rio a?scss- ment at all up to some properties assessed at more than ICO per cent. Further details of the survey revealed that urban properties arc assessed at a higher ratio than rural properties. Urban was lister! at 21.8 per cent and rural 17.1 per cent. 'Hays said that low value properly and hiuh value property bear more than their share of Ihe load with Ihe M.CCO to S5,C01 properly owner getting off with the lightest load—an assessment of 16.5 per cent. Hays assorted that the assessment ol pu'olis utilities is reporled by the tax division of the Public Service* Commission to he set at 35 p?r cent of Die going crmcern value. He poinlcrt out. therefore, lhat public utilities are beariiiK a property tax burden three-fourths heavier than the average property owner. The President locked chipper and wa s smiling broadly when reporters file.i into his large circular of- ice. greeting him with scattered alls of "Happy Birthday. Hit. 'resident." Itecalls Surrender Xeus The President recalled that at 1:30 a.m.. May 8, 11)55, he called .he reporters into his office and announced the German surrender, reading two proclamations calling 'or a day of prayer and renewed national effort to bring about the defeat of Japan. touched when he recalled l.l'al Mcrriman Smith. United Prc>s While Honsc reporter, broke his shouidcr in Ihe wild dash out of Ills office with the surrender news. The president said that he hoped that nothing in his conference lo- day would cause a similar rush for thi press room telephones. Then he said that the outlook now from bis viewpoint was much improved over what it was two years ago. •And when he forecast permanent peace, he said he was a.s sure of it a s he was sure he was stan'l- inc in his office. He ri"-jewed briefly the (irafl of the United Nations charter at San Francisco, the Big Three mcclini: at FoKsdam, the .Japanese surrender and the multitude of re- conversion problems that followed in the wake ot the war. 'He said lie thought the natioi had gotten over most of tile bumps successfully. He thought that current problems could be met wi'.l similar success. Hie parade Uon with violence dunnt drivers' strike here. Kinny was convicted of .second degree murder and scute.iced at the Spring term of Mississippi County Circuit Court at Osccola for llic pistol slaying Jan. 7. 1D.IJ. of Tom Green, G5, imd Emma Green. 57. In the attic of the Negro couple's home. He also shot a younger Negro, Willie Washington, who died of his wounds the same day. Kinny was alleged lo have attempted to burn the Negroes' shack to hide Ihe crime. At the time nf the shooting, he was on parole fol- iiig a conviction Tor burglary connection wllh a suCe. robbery at Joiner. The board granted 33 other pa- rotes and recommended Hvc lur-^lhe jjlythevtll oughs and one pardon V* Ihe gov- I In charge of The parading of some 2000 students, from tlic six'public schools that constitutes the Dlylhevllle School District, through the business district tills morning, served the kick-off for tin: Citl/ens School committee's drive lo rulsc $50,000 for purchasing n new Illy- icvllle Utah School sllc. Tile drive got \lndenvay at 10 a.m loday with nporoxhimlclv or> clli- /ens as salt'iYors. CbiilrlbvMfln be sought throughout Illytbe- ville and Mirroundini: territory Rosco Crallon, drive chalnnai sluled. Schools dismissed for (he parade and re-convcncd Immediate!} lojlowlng the event. Members o the various deinuimt'iits of the hlgl school Including the Iti:la Club buys and girls glee club, slmlcn council, and home economics de parlmeiil, look part In the puriulc. The Illylheville High School bund provided marching mush: for I he t>iirnde. .Members of llu? hli^h scltcxil Junior high mid grndc school football learns, dressed In full bnllln m-ray. marched in Ihe proDcsslon. The eight-block long parade was assembled at Sixth and Main strccls mid moved through Ihe business dlslrlot to First Street mid returned nn Walnut lo Sixth Street: SluUmts Emphasize Nc<Mls HehdliiK Ihe parade were students of the eudbiiry Grade' School carrying placards Hint read "550 chlld- •12 i ren. 3'fl Acte Playground, and "Wo. *" Need Mnre playground Space."' Following l.lw Sudbury, tuldrnts v.-." '• pupils itf\\ UK- Yarbro school carrying buhnuis lhat read. ""Wo Are Satisfied. Wore onsolldnli'd." and the sign carried by the sixth £nulc pupils ol' the nrlvo, rciiool read "On lo ..'imior lli|;li. Where Will You Pul Us." Accompany!'-;; the ;.liidcnlr, In the deinonslrnl ioa wcr' 1 mrinbcri of Hie Hoard oi Kd,l::ltiom. S'au Highway I'niral, County and City officials and '.he Llydievillc lllijl! School Hand. W. 13. Nicholson, snporinlo::dcril of the lilylhevdle Scl'OO', nisllirt and members ..-f tlie rchncl In a statement mad. 1 Ihi.s i,.i>inhig lauded the *:lty mid counlv C.'II' rials for th»lr pan. in making Senate Amends Labor Measure Ohioan Wins Okay On Move to Regulate Big Welfare Funds WASHINGTON. May 8 (UP) -•• The Senate today voted. 48 lo 40, lo rcKiiliitG union welfare lunds. The action was In Ihe form of an amendment to the Senate laboi bill. It stemmed from John L Lewis' demands for a 10-cent-a- ton royally on conl to cstabllsl welfare funds for his United Mint Workers. The vote represented a vlcto'. for Sen. Robert A. Tafl, 11.. O, lie had suffered an unexpected dcfcni yesterday when Ihc senate rejected an iimcmlmiH'llo restrict. Indus I'y-witlc bargaining. Tafl iir^cd legal restrictions union welfare funds to jlrcvsnl Ihclr use us "«ar chests" liy labor leaders. He ulso urged 11 {.'oni>n-sslnnal study of such hinils, looking toward further restrictions. Other congressional dcvclopuents: Universal Military Training *- ( >ti j'oiiljrcss soon will be Retting Pros-j nils program \viV"lcl for Ditch am. which Livestock ' We wisl to express our gralUlciillo'i to Ihi city and coui'ty official.'; for tin n?if: of peace olflrcrs and cit; equipment, lo nut]) m:il:c tiic pa radc the success it was," Mr. Nicholson .stales. O>-O;>C7i'.lI<m liiRcd The Cili/.en School coiniiilLicc, which is compose;! of muml-.u.s of the Chamber of Commence dnd School Hoard, is tiic drive lu.d 31 dent Truman's recommendations in universal mllilary training. Hi! aid he oxpscls ft report soon from ils advisory commission on tho subject and. will try lo get Its 'Inn through Congress at Ihis session. • 3o:lal Security— .Chairman ICn- :cni! O. Mllllkln ol tho Senate Finance Committee predicted the.t Congress rwaln will frcf^s tl)e social security inyioli lux a( Ihc present rate of otic per cent cacli on the employe and employer. H3 said hi- could see no justification for raising tiic rate Jan. 1. Appropriations—HOUR*. K«T»ub- llran hmUrt-sUybrrs hit hack at administration officials who charged that the cuts would M- rlously endaiiijer vital Kovern- ment functions. llcr». Karl Sle- fiin. II., Neb., itcscrlheil Ihn pro- lesls as a. "prepared projram of smearing." Barge Line — The House Small Business Committee was told Hint It would bo belter lo sell the Federal Hnrgc Line along Ihe Mississippi Riber than to llonldnlc It. A, C. Ingcreoll, Jr., president of the government-owned Inland Waterways Corp.. said liquidation of the line would have a scrloue effect- on the economy of Ihc Mississippi Valley. Farm Freedom—An Inrilan'.i dairy unrtK for th's work ciur.c fiom Rep, E. C. aathln.ts of West Memphis, who Is Arkansas' representative 'rom tho First Congressional Dl.itrict. The work will be done under the supervision of tne U. a. Eiigmwr's In the District Of lice in Wtist Memphis anrt L'.ie. uoinmlssionera of the ''district. . When the cchtr.ict Is let for this work, it will mars the cocond step In tho go/erninnnt's cua>n- ngo prograjn which, in District n In Mississippi- County, is calculated lo rchal)|It f .a'.e approximately 20,005 acros Eist of BiB Lake where riratnago conditions were Impaired' tc. some cxteV.l by coiiKlructlon of iHc.levec lucre. To Ixl CoiU-act Abnut July 1 The contract, Is expected to be let about July 1 .mid the woik will take an cs'.imaic'd five months U> complete. In tills drainage pro- Kram, the governnwut will provide funds for -'ill construction imci Distiicl 17 will furnish the riBli't- ot-way. , . • . ' More Hum l.COO.OOO pubic yard.' of cnith will be moved In the*new construction. To be kno-vn as "Ditch, 21 A" Ihc new channel will, divide ihi dralnagL- district urea East of TJif Lake and Wess o r . 'Oosncll, Calumet mid Hull Moon Into: twr •units of fuproxlmat'jly ]0,OOI acres each. The first -xmii-acl for work ii :i Fenruarj ... runs abou 1 two and slx-'.diuhs n.ites in i norlhcaslly dln:ctlo:i from n point.,about throb mile!) noilh ti the old pumping mtlcn ma I scheduled to loin, Dlrch 3t, cru and n unit.taller West of Ihe ncv dllch, 21 A. Diti'h 21. is ' crnor. Among others voceh'i.if; paroles were: John, C. Anderson. cmi)<v.zlcincnl; CKirland: April. 1916; three years. Earl Arnold, burglary and gland larceny; Union; May, ID-IB: years. Alrcy Howard, burglary: Union; December. IMC; two ycais. Lctlm Jamcrson, ma'.isLmghlr'r: Columbia; April. 10-IG; three years. Clyde Thompson, kldnupphu; :md robbery; Oiiachila; Apiil. 1!1-10; 2\ years. to for (or Mrs. Forsythe, Vioneer, Dies; Rites Tomorrow Weather ARKANSAS — Parllv cloudy ti- nluhl and Friday; Slightly warrnc'- today, scattered thnndcrshowcTS FVnilhensI portion Friday. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS. May 8. <UP1—(USI)A'- I.ivestock: Hogs: 8,00ft: all salable: nnivrn: \vciKhls 2-10 Ibs. and d.iwn on'iit-d 2ri to 50c higher lhan Wcdnrsd.-'v s averase: later trade slow wIMi b'ds 011 these and heavier weights ai; nil steady. Sows, steady; bulk «oo<l .-.I'd choice 170 lo 250 Ibs. e.iriv 24 2i to Mrs. Julia Lee Forsythc. 80, prominent Blytheville woman who had made her home here since 1012. died lhl s morning. 8:43 o'clock at Blytheville Hospital after several weeks' Illness. She was the widow of Samuel Lee Forsylhc. who died six years ago. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel, with Ihe Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pnstor of First Methodist Church, officiating Burial will follow In Eim- wood Cemetery. Mrs. Forsythe was born In nycrs- burg, Tcnn.. the daughter of Col and Mrs. Charles I Love. She was the second cousin of Robert E. Lee. two-man soliciti'.'uin leanv, -will make the ro'i.ids through the business and resident. 1 .!! district seeking contributions. Mr. Crafton loday. I'pp'.'alid all heads of icv-i lirms t'.vtj ] co-operate wi'.'.i clrivj w-vkns making it |io.i.;.bl^ f';r ' : icm contact employee.; prompt!;/ contrlbutilions. No mlnlrii'ir.i ha 1 ; been LC 'contributions, ne staled, icpald- Icss of the ii/.e. :>]| coiUn'.ni'-on: will be nppn::'iucil, and the r-imill donations will reer.v.! tl:<; r.imc allcnllon as Ihr large ones ire pointed v:lli, Iha;. check. 1 : for *:oMlrib»lions 1-) the ('nvo slmuld be made out lo ' Bly'iievill'j School !)istrit:t No. , r i." ;<r::l tha- c'.Mri- ; billions may be mailed and addressed to I'o:;', Oflicc i:tO. Ulythcvill;. Donaiin schfxi! drive mav _- — Ihe • niaii outlet for the area nt present Work, called for in this llrs contract Is alxjut 75 per cent fin Mice), c. O" Hedmtni. pccretary o IJIslrict. 17. sail today. Its comple tlon awaits digging' of the r,c\ ditch. Tie-in wor-c Joining It t Dllch 21 will then bs none. To Cl^.i-.i Ditch 21 Cleaning of slides ami I ar.-: i Ditch 21 w!ll start M n i;oii! threc-foiirtlis of a nvle Noi lliea; vif Roseland .u .Hie junction i the ditch and Pemlscot Bayou an.' continue Northeast three ui.ri half miles wlu-rj it will (urn Nort at Ditch 70 and join f.i.u ne ditch. • This new ditch. 21A, will run froi this junction North five miles I Ditch 20, which is thrce-fourtl of a mile South of the Arkansas Missouri slate line. When the new ditch is dug ar 21's channel cleaned, the South er of the North-South course of Dltc be plugged so as to cllVe farmer lold congressmen that American agriculture should Ire given r.,s much freedom as possible. Charles V. Ilohrcr of North Manchester, Tnd., lestiflccl in connftclion with the need for n lon^-rnnge federal farm program. He snul American farmers prefer complete freedom Irom government coiiUoi and In- Ihicnce. (ircck-Turldsb Aid — President Truman's $400,000,000 T.reck- Turkish aid procram reached (he show-down stage iti (he House. That chamlHT was prcp.u im; lo vote on a iimnl>er «f rcstriulive anientllneiits. I'innl action oil the stnji-Cornmiinism nleasurn is not 1 cxpcclrrt before tomorrow. Congress also gave attention to these other issues: l)(iv Mo. s lo Ihe l( (t i:orn the donor's inc<'.n-_ v lax. he ailrlfd. N. Y. Cotton open high Mar ......... 2893 2830 May ........ 3Cfil 3SH9 July ........ 3)50 34:0 Cvl ......... 2958 2988 Dec ......... 2833 28:16 Spot.*, closed at 37.00; down 26. low close 27EO 2780 3045 3G« 3430 3432 2931 2D33 2£37 283J N. Y. Stocks Closing prices: Amcr Tobacco . Anaconda Copper Belli Steel Chrysler 24.50: lop 24.50: 130 to ISO Ibs. 'J'i 00 Mrs. Forsythe was a member of lo 23 75' 100 to 120 Ib pis • 19-03 to First Methodist church hero. 21 25 I S»c Is survived by a daughter. ' Montgomery Wan! Cattle 4.400: salable 2, r j01: .-alvrs Mrs. J. Mell Brooks of Blytheville: |N Y Central . ... 1.200 all salable light supply ol cut- three grandchildren, James ] Int Harvester lie opening generally sickly with Lee Brooks and J. Mell Brooks. Jr .... C7 3-8 .... 3 ', 5-8 .... 8-11-4 ____ 100 5-8 ____ 34 1-2 .... 57 1-2 .... 54 ____ 14 1-4 .... 827-8 i Republic Steel ............ 25 Gen Gen Electric Motors . Wednesday and moderately active, of Blytheville. and Mrs. Guy IZob- One load top goo<i steers .M.l.i: •> bins of Osceola: and four great grandchildren. Her niece. few loads medium to gcod 22.00 to 23.75: and choice heifers and mixed yearlings 22.00 '.;> ^' 2 =; medium to low good. 13.00 i.i.21.03; good cows around 17.60 lo )8 ; 50: common nud medium ll.Sft M Hi.""- Mrs. John Hartley of Ne.w Orleans has been here since Mrs. Forsythc became seriously til and other relatives will arrive late todny and tomorrow. - Nci Hi Am Aviation ....... 8 5-8 liariio .................... 85-3 Socony Vacuum .......... 153-8 Slude'oakcr ............... 1!) Standard of N J ......... 71 5-8 Texas Corp .............. 61 Packard .................. '61-8 TI S Rtrel . ... ............ 69 Kiwoniorrs Honor Oldest, Youngest Mothers in City Representing old and young mothers of Blytheville. Mrs. A M. R Branson, 84, and Mrs. Haskcl Blankenshlp were guests of honor at a Mother's Day meeting of the Kiwanls Club yesterday noon at the Hotel Noble. Mrs. Branson is the molher o! U. s. Branson, Blytheville architect. Mrs, Blankenshlp represented the younger mothers, and Mrs. Ralph Berrynian conducted the program honoring them. Principal speaker was J. WcslCS Sampler of Rogers, commander o the Arkansas Department of th the flow into 21B. Likewise, the ne dllch and the remainder of will be Joined to make a contimm; channel. Tlic East-West laterals crossii bolh will be plugged at ground lc\ /here they tap the new ditch i Is West bank. This project also calls for t :nlargcment of Ditch 70. whi uns East and West about thi niles North of Roseland. An a crage additional cut of four fc s planned. Depth of the new ditch will va rom sis feet at tho North enri 1 feet at its junction with Dit 21 According 1 0 present pla width or Ihe bottom for the fi nlle South Trom the North c will be 10 feet. For the next t 22 feet and Trom that point to miles the width will increase junction with 21, the .bottom T be 24 leel wide. A bcrmc of about 26 feet will s liarate the sides from the sp banks, which will be slanted \vl a five-to-onc slope to permit ci tivalion. Of llic six bridges to be bui to span the new dilch conslrm tion, three will be of the highw.i Ijpc and three of the county roa type. These differ chiefly i wirtlh and construction specific: ticms. The highway type bridges w cross the new ditch at the folio ing points: one-half mile North the Half Moon road: one-half m West on the Half Moon Road; a three and a half miles on the ro running West from Calumet. The county type bridges will ere at these points on the* press ...... — . ------- ,.. v — American Legion Mr. Sampler re- 1 East-West roads: one-hall quested endorsement of the Legion's plan for Universal Military Training. A quartet composed of O. E- Knudscn, W. B. Nicholson, Ross Stevens and Hermon Carllon sans two numbers, "Mother McCrec' and "Lassie O' Mine. 1 ' Other guests at the meeting were Forest Overtoil of Little Rock and Tom Short, of Caruthersvllle.• North of Gosnell; one-half m South and one-half mile West Gosnell; and on the road throu the Taylor Freeman plantntton. The government plans to spe $500,000 on Its Interior Drains Program by the lime It is cqmultt Commissioners ot Drainage P tricl 17 are John W. Myer of VS son. and B. A. Lynch and v. | Holland, both of Biythevill*.

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