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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. ISO BlythevUI* Dally New* Blythevlllc Courier Blythevilb Herald Mississippi valley Leader THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOTJRl BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1949 Teaching Staff Enlarged To Meet Needs in Schools Serving Blytheville Area City's Growth Calls for Hike New Budget Editor's Note: This is the second In a series of items dealing with finances of the Blytheville Special School District and its plans for the future. In today's article the operating costs for the 1948-49 term are compared with the budgets for the current year and foi the 1950-51 term. School Improvements made since the beginning of the 1948-49 term have Increased facilities in the Blytheville Special School District to the point where it has been necessary to add 13 teachers to the faculty, it was disclosed by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent. The teaching staff for the new term call! for a loUl of 127 In- ntructort, which compares with 112 tmpIo.Ted last year. Six of these have been added at Lange School, where a two-story annex is under construction which adds' four classrooms and an auditorium has been converted into two classrooms. The work at Lange has not been completed but remodelling of the old portion of the building has progressed to the extent that it can be used, classes will be staggered until the annex is ready for occupancy possibly by the end of September. The work at the Lange School ,111 provide classrooms needed to ; that area of the city which shown rapid growth in recent years. Niw tlnifs for Negroes At the same time the improvements »t Lange will make is'possi- ble to servo all Lange pupils in this school and relieve, to a certain extent the crowded conditions in some of the other schools which was caused by transfers of pupils from Lange to other schools. * Three of the new teachers were reciuired to staff the new Robinson trade'-schngl fcf.,Neiroe.<. in trie term revenues for a portion of the money -ind then carrying the practice forward year after year. Failure to approve a 30-raill tax for the Blytheville district would automatically force the directors to revise the 1949-So budget downward u> permit operations on a cash basis. Failure to approve the recommended tax would automatically cause, under provisions of the new chool law. the tax to drop back to the 18-nnll levy which will be collected next year on assessments made this year. Three-Year Comparison The following table shows a comparison of costs of operating the 1« schools in the Blytheville district during the 1948-49 term (Column 1) with the budget which has been fixed (Column 2) for 1949-50, and the recommended budget for 195051 (Column 3): General control } 11.428 Instruction — salaries 202,407 sick leave 100 materials . ...... 6,673 Operation 23,068 Maintenance 16,150 Fixed charges 5,325 Capital outlay 103,946 Auxiliary agencies 8,642 Debt service '. 28,661 Totals . ..*406,455" t 13,074 258,149 '5.562 22,000 8.000 6.000 1,500 8,642 11.500 $340.367 ( 13.074 258,149 5,502 22,000 8,000 6.000 1,500 8,642 41,500 $364,367 C) Expenditures for the 1948-49 term included funds received from a bond issue. The budgets for 1949-50, and 1950-51 include a capital outlay of only $1,500 for each year and larger expenditures will depend on whether a $450.000 proposed bond Issue is approved by voters in the district on September 27. Total receipts for the 1948-49 term were $559.346 leaving a balance of S152.891 at the end of the school year. Most of this represents receipts from the 1948 bond issue. Estimates of receipts for the 1949-50 term total $352,969, exclusive of any money from the sale of bonds and show a margin of »12.602 between the budget items and the probable revenue. For the 1950-51 term ttie margin is $17,579 with total receipts estimated at $381,946 (Tomorrow's article will deal with expenses during'the past school year, the sources of Income for the schools and a comparison of these figures with the estimated costs for the current school year and the one which follows.) Fiery Ex-Baptist Pastor To Lead New Klan Group MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 24. <&>- -A fiery-tongued, silver-maned former Baptist Kinlster reached out today for new power as the nation's imperial emperor of the Ku Klux Klan. Lycurgus Spinks, who recently described himself as the "fighttng- ,. . •-. .-. • . -. - - 'St.bur* private 'n ton re.v ranks ••outhweste'ui 'part of the V.,y.,your: D rf.uV»;Kiar.-.na« been enthroned VWA 'a'A^'*: t~ tl.» t nr ...\t.. _» M_-^J ,-.-.•; >:y 7^:"" I'""" "=" Cilluuulrcu -were aolc*«i .to the faculty at.Harri- ..ior HIph School for Negroes, arid :the Elm Street grade school which Is the name for the unit which will be maintained in the old high school tttf. r Negroes. The new high Achool tor Negroes Is under con- «tructto"v but will not be completed for several weeks. Trends in education in Arkansas In rrcent years have been toward a (rreater degree of "home role" under an act initiated in the last jrneral election by the school patrons and other electors working In cooperation with Arkansas Jfcden In the field of education. Hrhe school improvements here which no?.* are taking the form of new buildings were approved by the voters in the Blytheville district. On September 27 in the first annual school election to be held since the adoption of the Initiated act of 1948. the voters will have an opportunity lo exercise their new privileges in passing on the budgets for • operations for the 1950-51 school term. The budget for 1949-50 was set up by school officials as in the past and does not require approval of the voters under the new act. Voters under the new act will continue to exercise the right to determine the tax rate to be levied against real and personal property In the district, and to approve or reject all bond Issues to provide funds for the construction of modern Jfcbol buildings. ' While the voters nrxl month will pass on on lr the 1950-51 bud- fti for the district, the rrsult of fhe balloting nn the school mill- aqr Jrv\ could have a bearing on the I9M-50 term's finances. The school board and the administrative staff is recommending a 30-mill t^.x levy to provide funds for oocrnti us next year, and nn act of the 1!M9 Arkansas General Assembly provides that part of the district's 1950 Income shall be made available for operations during the current =cl-.ool year. Actually the levying of 30-mill school tix in the Blythevile dis'ict dots nol mean that the tax rate i jump from 18 to 30 mills. Ne'ar- ,, —r,-.-.—. —. new union of the robed 'order. Tbf gro > has Invited other' KlanV-throughout the nation to Join their ^ organization. Spinks, a,bespectacled, heavy-set orator of the_;Wd school, was selected by Ku Kluxers from six states to head their combined order. The New Imperial, whose long, silver hair curls under at his coat collar once lived near Meridian, Miss. He ran unsuccessfully for governor there in 1946. The 84-yeor-old Spinks boasts he has been a Klansman for more than a quarter of a century. Robed and masked, about 60 Klan leaders from Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas. Tennessee and Louisiana met yesterday In private in a Montgomery hotel room. Only Spinks was bare faced. They met within a few blocks of the state capitol, where legislators recently enacted a law banning masks or hocds In public. Spinks says the new organization has 265.000 members.* Included among the groups joining yesterday were the - independent Klans, Seashore Klaus, Ozark Klans, Star Klans, River Valley Klans and allied Klans. Not included were the Federated Ku Klux Klans, Inc.. principal targets of Alabama officials, and the Association of Georgia Klans. Spinks. who now lives at Thomasville. Ala., said an organization campaign would be begun in ail 48 states and that "all legitimate Klan groups" would be welcomed. Meanwhile, William Hugh Morris, chief of the Alabama Klans who Is now In jail at Birmingham tor refusing to reveal Klan membership to a grand jury, denounced the new organization as being "the idea of one or two men." Morris said he did not think 1t would last long. Mammoth Parade to Be Feature Of '49 Cotton Picking Contest A call went out today for merchants interested in entering commercial floats In the parade planned by the Junior Chamber of Commerce as a major opening-day event In the first two-day program ever to be staged In Blytheville in connection with a National cotton Picking Contest. Jack Rawlings, general chairman of the National Cotton Picking Contest Commitee, asked merchants this morning to contact the committee if they plan lo enter a float. He stld merchants' reactions to thr announcement of the proposed parade have been favorable. Tiie parade U scheduled to be held O-tober 8. while the actual colton nicking event and other entertainment will be staged October This parade, which may become an annual contest event If successful this yc,ir. will hive a commercial r.ncl industrial theme. Mr Rawlings said,, however, that merchants who wish to enter non-commercial floats may do so. *— Bands to Participate Robert Lipscomb and Jack Cham Win are co-chairmen for the parade. Many school bands from Missls- 'y all prcpcry owners in the district j sippi County and northeast Arkan- nuring thp past two years have bf-en \ -=as are to lw Invited to participate voluntarily what the new' - ••- - - do'ng stMe law. which was approved by tho volers. requires to be done in districts which did not have a voluntary tix. nor* Not Mean Tax Boost This would mean that the tax rate ^tthis district is being Increased Qjt-' two mills for school purposes. In reality the overall tax w:th a 30-mill school levy would be less Ihnn was paid by patrons in this district before the state removed a 6.5-mill levy for state purposes. Part of this 65-mill levy was for educational needs and part of the state money apportioned to individual districts by the Slate oBard of Bdu- catlon Thts money will be lost to the individual districts this year, and the lois rwatsttated action by the !»*» General Assembly to supplement the 1949-50 school term revenues from sr-nf other source. This was done w reaching Into the 1950-51 i .'bouTb, "l£ the parade. Winner of a band contest alio planned will receive ?n engr:,vnd trophy. Mr. Riwllngs also announced today that Herb Parsons, exhibition marksman will again give a demonstration of shooting skill at this year's contest. He appeared on last vear's orogram. Mr. Parsons, who demonstrates his skill with the rifle by shattering numerous small objects from many unorthodox as well as conventional positions, has notified the contest committee that he will appear on the program this year. Mr. Rawlings said Mr. Parsons' marksmanship act was being re- tuined this year by "popular request," Commercial Low League Honors Blytheville Man Max B. Reid, Blytheville attorney, was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the commercial Law League of America, which ended its annual national convention at Roanoke, Va., yesterday. Also elected from a field of nominees was Edwin J. wlcksell of New York. This is believed to be the first time Arkansas has been represented on the league's Executive Committee. Mr. Rcfd is pr esident of the board of the Blytheville Special School District No. 5 and is past- president of the Arkansas Bar Association. TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS New York Stocks Many typ«» of moss have "teeth" which dote on damp days and permit sporse to escape only In dry weather when they can be blonn Closing Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco ....... Anaconda Copper .. Beth steel Chrysler Coca Cola Oen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J . Texas corp •1 C Penney Co U S Steel Soul.'-cm Pai'iftc ..... Sears Roebuck JOINS BLYTHEVILLE BANK— Riley B, Jones, former vice president and cashier of the Manila Merchants and Planters Bank, today assumed his new duties as vice president of the First National Bank of Blytheville. it was an- nuonced by E. M. Regenoid of Annorei, president, Mr. Regenoid said that the bank's directors in a meeting yesterday decided to discontinue the title of executive vice president, which lias been used for some time. A. B. Heese and Mr. Jones will serve as vice presidents and Jack C. Oxen will continue in his present cap- actiy as cashier. "The bank's directors are: Mrs. Regenoid, H. H. Houchins, Charles Rose, Chester caldwell. J. M. Stevens, David M. Barton, and Roland Green with Mr. Reese and Mr. Jones serving on an advisory committee. 70 3-4 28 1-2 26 1-2 51 1-4 147 1-2 37 1-8 59 7-8 52 .1-4 10 3-8 26 1-2 20 1-8 19 3-8 10 3-4 15 3-4 67 3-4 58 3-8 50 22 1-2 3D 7-3 40-3-4 Campbell Heads New C. of C. Unit Merchants' Division Of Blytheville Agency Elects Officers Russell Campbell, manager of the Miss Wliltsitt Shop, toda3' was elected chairman of the Merchants' Division of the Chamber of Commerce. The directors for the new division conducted then- initial meeting this morning, with the election of officers and d'scusslon of business motion through the sponsoring of Kmg Cotton Days taking prime consideip.tion. R. A. Nelson, manager of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company was elected vice-chairman, and will head the wholesaler? committee of the division. H IV Lei-itch, manager of Driefus Jewelers, will he the trens- urtr av<i Worth D. Holder, Chamber of Commerce secretary-manager will be the secretary. To Promote Kinj- Cotton Days Work on King Cotton Days, started last year as^a part of the National Cotton Picking Contest, sponsored by the Blythevlile Junior Chamber of Commerce, will begin Immediately under the direction of W. P. Pryor. Mr. Pryor will work with J. C. Guard. Richard J. White and Willard H. Pease on the King Cottar Days promotion. Other action at the meeting this morning Included the selection of a committee to work on the Christmas Promotion. Jimmie Edft'ards was named 1 chairman of the 19- membcr committee to plan Blytheville merchant's Christmas activities. Committee Selected The committee is composed of: Miss He.ler. Heinemann. C. P. Ram- i bo. H. H. Levitch. Warren Moxley, G. O. Hnbbard. Jr.. K. N. Lash- brrok, J .L. Wrstbrook, Jr.. R. J. Morris P. C. Rothrock. O. R. Spears, Sam Hc-nlny. C. M. Smart, R. C. Coleman. Jack Biship .Leonard Campbell, Shields Edwards, Joe Freeman and Barney Crook. The px>up will meet at 9:30 Friday morning at the Chamber of Commerce office to outline the promotion program. The r.ew merchants' division was formed last Friday and will act as a separate body from the Chamber of Commerce, functioning as a link between Blytheville merchants . . . both wholesale and relnll. Policy of the division .however, will be determined through the directors of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. Huge Cuts Slated For U. S. Army, Navy, Air Force Johnson Maps Out Plan Affecting Civilian Workers WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. (>P) _ Secretary of Defense Johnson announced today the armed services will chop off 135.000 civilian Jobs in tits t'-'-e to slash military spending. Johnson told a gathering of the lawmakers at the Pentagon that the economy program Is aimed at getting "a dollar's worth of defense for every dollar Congress gives." "It goes hack to my conviction not to tolerate a defense WPA," Johnson declared. Senator Pcpjwr <D-Fla) agreed there shouldn't he a defense WPA but he ild he doesn't "want to see WPA elsewhere." He told Johnson that not only are 135.500 breadwinners losing their Jobs "but the grocery store on the corner, the landlords and merchants will be affected too." But Johnson also got support. Senator Ferguson (R-MtcVO said he agreed fully with the move. "It Is lime." Ferguson added, "to call a halt in mllltury spending." Senator Hunt (R-Wyo), and Rep. Boykin (D-Ala) also expressed approval. Nnvy Installations were the hardest hit in the civilian cut. They were ordered to reduce by 78,000 the Army by 41,000 and Air Force 18,000. Vast Savinri This program, going into effect immediately, will result in an estimated savins of 5200,000.000 In the current year ending next June 30. Then it is calculated to bring a saving of $500,000.000 a year thereafter. A total of 60 installations will be closed down, many will be cut severely. These savings were worked out by the Individual services themselves, the Army, Navy and Air Force. Brooklyn Naval shipyard's civilian employment—12,225 on July 31—was ordered cut by 3385. Some of these reductions will go into effect Immediately and others will start in about three months. But the (nil effect Is not ex "pecfed to be felt until the next fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950. Johnson Is :eported to be aiming to ho!d defense spending in that year to II3.400.000.000. That would be $1,500.000,000 less that proposed for the current fiscal year. The 41.000 cut in employment for the Army will bring its total civilian force down to 336.000 for military and civilian functions. Including rivers and harbors work. The Navy reduction of 76.000 will lower Its civilian employment to 2S3.000. Tile Air Force slash of 18 000 will leave 151,000. The number of reserve officers now on active duty also will he reduced. In the next two to three months, 12.073 will be returned to inactive status. Of these. 5,787 are In the Army, 3.157 In the Navy and 3,120 in the Air Force. Aside from the Long Beach and Brooklyn Shi;>yords. other major cuts in civilian employment will Include: Camp Chaffee, Ark., now being used to train recruits, to be closed by April 15, 1950. Jack Robinson Reports First '49 Bale Ginned By Blytheyille Operator The first bale of cotton ginned in Blytheville was reported yesterday by Jack flnlcy Robinson, owner of Robinson Gin Co. The 580-pound bale was ginned from cotton grown by L. H. Hay on Lee Wilson Company's Farm 32 In the Armorel Community. It was ginned from 1,653 pounds of lint. Of DP & L 15 variety, the cotton was picked from a 10-acre plot. It is being stored at Federal Compress here. The cotton was hauled to the gin by L. Pierce, This was the second time Robinson Gin Co. has reported the first bale of the season ginned In Blytheville. This gin reported the lirst bale In 1S47. Six Dell Men Draw Fines For Fighting Six Deli men were each fined S20 and costs and three others were found not guilty in Municipal Court this morning on charges of disturbing the peace by fighting. The 10 men were charged with taking part In an altercation at the Fly-Inn cafe at the air base Saturday night. Fined were Hugh Jones. Jack Lewis, L. O. (Nubbin) Peterson, Clyde Staymle, Bill Sanders and Jack Floimes. Charges against Henry Everett Gosa, Ira Gill and Warren Howard were dismissed. In other action Charles Stevens Reno, Jr., a parolee from the Federal penitentiary at Tcrre Haute, Ind., waived preliminary hearing on a charge of grand larceny and was ordered held lo await Circuit Court action with bond set at $1.000. Stevens Is charged-with the theft of a car belonging to W. C. McGce of Blytheville Aug. 18. The car was recovered the following day near Joiner. Reno told officers that he was paroled from the federal penitentiary at Terre Haute last fall after serving one-third ' of a three year sentence on a Dyer Act charge. Hearing for Akles Emory on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor was continued until tomorrow. Democratic National Committee Votes to Turn Out Dixiecrats J •WHAT'S VOUR NAME?'—Pal Klikham (above). 3. and Duke get acquainted at Ohio Valley Bulldog show at Louisville, Ky. Duke failed to win a prize but he was favorite with'Pat, who forgot her doll t moment. (AP Wlrcphoto). Water Project for State Is Still Hanging Fire The world's record for sub-freezing temperatures is bellrvcd to Le PO dcprces b^low zero. rc?istcrrd i-v t'-icif-r-r'-r-, in "--khosansk, Siberia, in February, 1892. N. 0. Cotton NEW YORK. Aug. 24 (AP) Closing cotton quotations; High Low Last Oct 2956 2950 2506 Dec 2935 2900 2W4 Mch 2992 2986 2OT2 M;y 2381 2978 2S8IB Jly 2120 2915 5931 O-r "3S 2732 2736 MidcU.n? spot: 31.75N, up S. Faster Freight Service Is Seen Frisco Officials Say Missco Crops to Get Speedier Handling Cotton and soybean crops for the Mississippi County farmers arc due to be handled fabler this year than In previous years, W. S. Johnston, general agent for the Frisco Railway in the Hlythcville office said today. Mr. Johnston's statement came after a conference of railway officials In niythDvlllc vcstcrdny The carload business' will be taken care of to the satisfaction of the shipping public, Mr. Johnston said. "We are optimistic about the way the situation ij shaping up." he said. He indicated that more cuuip- ment would be available to speed up the shipping, and that even though there were no Wg storages last year, the situation appears even more favorable this year. The conference of Frisco ofUc- iais was held In Blytiicvllle as It Is one of the chief producing points on the railway line. 5-Day '-Wee'k No Illiulcrance Mr, Johnston said that the five- day week assignment wmild not causa any Interference with the shipping schedules, and that arrangements were being made to have sufficient personnel avallavlc at all tmics. J. T. KIcffcr. cotton and coal representatives from St. Louis. L. G. DcCrow, traffic representative from Memphis. W. E rioughnnu, auditor of the ntvcr Division with headquarters at St. I/Mils; A. V McGill. auditor of the St. Louis | area; J. A. Moran. assistant to the president in Memphis; O. P. Rnlncy, traffic mnnngcr from Memphis; and x. R. Campbell, superintendent of the 'liver Division with headquarters In Chnficc. Mo., attended the conference here yesterday. The railroad men visited various shipping points In this territory In an effort to determine shipping needs. -+ WASHINGTON, Aug. 24-</!'>— There wns no indication today when Congress will authorize appropriation of additional funds for the Grand Prairie water project In Arkansas. The House has approved the entire project, but only Authorized an appropriation of $8.000,000 for the Bayou Meto. section of it. This deals with flood, control and drainage. In passing the *I,114.000,000 general authorisation bill ior flood control and rivers and harbors, the House did not authorize any funds to curry out the water supply and irrigation features of Grand Prarle. estimated to cost an additional $10,000,000. The big water measure has been sent to the Senate, but action there this session Is considered doubtful. While dealing with the Grand Prairie project, tile House accepted an amendment which provided in Part that It will be constructed with such modifications "as in the discretion or the Secretary of the Army and chief of engineers be advisable." In discussing the amendment prior to Its adoption. Chairman Whltttnifton ID-Miss) of the House Public Works Committee, said: "The committee generally approved the project but only authorized S6,OCn.OOO and that $0000000 was for the construction of 'the flood control and drainage part of the project as recommended by the budget. "The remainder of the project contemplates the irrigation of a region, where (.here are no public lands, and for the production of rice. may Move Loudly Approved by PartyDelegates WASHINGTON, Aujr.24.— (AP) — The Democratic National Coinniiltco today ousted states rights members from Alabama, Louisiana, Missis- ' sippi and South Carolina. As expected, William M. Boyle, Jr., was elected national chairman, succeeding Senator J. ^Howard McGrnlh (D-RI). The committee, involved in a hot, loiiK-stantling family row over the desertion last year of states rightors, shouted its approval of recommendations for punishment handed down by a credentials committee. Then the committee started debating whether to retain Wright Morrow as Texas National Com- inltlceman, as proposed by the credentials committee. When the argument was over the committee kept Morrow by « voice vole, it tabled a motion to unseat him ofiered by Byron C. Allen of Minnesota. The national committee went «long with only half of a South Carolina compromise. It made sure In the process that the name of Gov. j. strain Thurmond, the slates rights presidential candidate, came off Its membership rolls. Senator Burnet Mnybank was approved in his lace. The compromise worked out In South Carolina had called for retention of Mrs. Anne A Agnew BS national commltteewo- man. Mrs. Agnew says she voted the Democratic ticket although she wns Inactive in the campaign. But the credentials committee scmised her of leting her name be rised by "another political party." Maybank Jumped to his feet to remind the national committee that he was elected by the South Carolina committee could not direct the national commlttte and could merely suggest a line of action to Mlaybaiik said he was in "« rather embarrasssing position." Maybank Kmbarrawd Later he told reporters: "I haven't taken my seat and I am not going to take my seat We were Jointly elected. I take no orders from anybody but the state committee." After throwing out state righters and seating Morrow from Texas the committee rilled a Wisconsin vacancy. It elected Carl Thompson of Stouehton to succeed ru'iert Tehnnn, who resigned to accept a federal judge-ship. McGralh was handling the gavel for the last time at a national committee session. This afternoon ha becomes attorney general. He had made his resignation effective at 8 a.m.- (EST)—the tim« the committee was supposed to meet. Ho presided anyway, although It was 45 minutes later before the Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; a little warmer this afternoon. Mlsaonri forecast: Fair tonight and Thursday, warmer tonight. continued warm Thursday; low tonight near 60 southeast to S5-70 northwest: high Thursday no-95. Minimum this morning—64. Maximum yesterday--90. Sunset today—ti:38. Sunrise tomorrow—5:27. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—333!). Mean temperature (mlrhvay between high and tow)—77. Normal mean for August— 30.2 This Date Last Year Minimum this morning-71. Maximum yesterday—100. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —M.19. CHICAGO, beans; Mai- May Aug. 24— <ip>— Soy- High Low Close 245'i 243'i 244'i-'-, 244'.. 24-"[ 243-'.-'i 2«'> 241': 242', 239'., 238V 23914 committee got going. After toiling into the early irxrn- amendment docs two things. in g hours, the credentials' commlt- inc liurcnu of the budget called I te c had proposed the following attention to the fact that there course In the.se stales: was a recommendation for repay-j Alabama: Declare vacant the products. Tills [ national committee post held hy that provision | states Tighter Marian Hushton and leaves it to erase his name from the books under an ancient party rule requiring expulsion of committee officials who bolt the regular ticket. Louisiana: Oust William H. Talbot, another states lighter, as national commltlcemnn. Mississippi: Fire the states rights committee members, j. B. Snider and Mrs. Hermes Gautier. South Carolina: Remove the name of Gov. J. Strom Thurmond from the membership list and replace him with Scantor Burnet Maybank. Thurmond already had resigned. amendment stri from the project and be paid In cash. "Secondly. If and when the project comes back to the committee 'or an authorization (for money) for Irrigation of the rice region the chief or engineers Is authorized to submit a modification of the WhHllnglon sn ld the reclamation features "will be- left to future determination," Rep. Bosonc (D-Utah) commenting on the irrigation features of the Grand Prnlrlc project, stated that users there would only have to repay 60 percent of the cost compared with 100 percent repayments called for In western reclamation projects. President Truman also has recommended to Congress that it delay in authorizing the actual funds for the Irrigation feature of the project until a definite policy can be worked out. Blytheyille Football Fan? Here's Something May Interest You I>0 you plan (o see Itlyylhe- vlHe's Chlckasaws play foolhall Ihls year? If jo, you'd belter (urn (o today's sports pare. There, Couriir Ntfrs Sports Kd- llor George Clark In hi* column, "One In \ Crowd," has endeavored lo explain a few of the more Important rule changes under which the Clilcks and other Arkansas high school footballers will play (his year. In this, (he first nf a series explaining the new rules, Sport* Kdilnr Clark trie* to tell you what (o expect when ihe officials start dropping their red handkerchiefs next month. Bradley Is Named New Manager of Rice-Stix Factory Harry Bradley will assume the management of the Ricc-Stix Garment factory tomorrow, succeeding Jack Thro who Is being transferred to the main office at St. Louis. Mr. Bradley has worked for three years In the capacity ol a.vistant manager, a position which will not be filled immediately. Mr. Thro and his family will leave tomorrow to make their hom» In St. Louis. For the past 12 years he had been head of Rlce-Stix here. In St. Louts. Mr. Th . will be In the Industrial engineering department, working in the main office. Mr. and Mrs. Thro solti their home In Blythevlile, 1519 Chickasawba Street, to Mrs. Marvin Robinson, and havo purchased a home at University City. St. Louis. The Thro's have four children. Michael, Mary Lee, Tom and B1U Thro.

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