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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 133 Blythevllle Daily New* Blylheville Courier BlytherilJ* Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1949 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Tax Equalization Board Finishes Reviews (or 1949 Members Commend Assessor, Aides for increasing Totals Members of the Mississippi County Tax Equalization Board com pie- td their work this week after hear- g only ft very few protests from property owners concerning increases in their assessments which were made earlier tins year b> Assessor Herbert. Sliippen of Osceola and his deputies. It was indicated in some instances the assessments against real est ate were increased by the board bu that the number will not result ii any large Increase in the county's Personal property asses s m e n t were left virtually unchanged from the totals announced several day ago by P. E. Cooley, county auditoi after he had made a recapitula tion of the totals submitted by thi assessor for the Chickasawba am Osceola districts of Mississippi Coun ty. Figures at All-Time High These figures showed an increase of about 18 per cent in persona assessments over the 1948 total. Th new total is $5,757,930. Gains ii assessments against city real estate which was assessed this year fo a two-year period, reflect an in crease of approximately 13 per ceni When the utility assessments which are handld by the Arkansa Tax Commission for each of th 15 counties In the 'state, are rec eived from tattle Rock next month it is expected that the Misslssipp County total will be above $21 000,000 to set an all-time high fo the county. The state agency this year Ar.aking a determined effort *ifquali?,e assessments between the various counties, and also to bring the assessments made by the local agencies and the state commission nearer the same level. Letter From SUte Agency Before the Mississippi County board, which is headed by W. W. Prewett of Osceola, adjourned the member* received from C. P. New- Ion ol Little Roclc, chairman, ol the state commission, a letter which was sent to all asessors in the state. In this letter attention was called to the efforts of the state agency to get the assessments. this year equalized at 20 per cent of Doubling Gas fax in Missouri iigned into Law JEFFE. 'SON CITY, Mo.. Aug. 27— m—Gav. Fones.1- S m H h signed today a bill doubling Missouri's two cent gasoline tax, One of the extra cents goes (or Jow type rural roads. Smith issued a statement catl- ing on MLssouvians to defeat, a plan to hold up the program By referring it to popular vote In the November, 1950, general election. He urged citizens to refuse to sign referendum petitions. Simultaneously opponents o f the tax increase announced they will start circulating referendum petitions sometime next week. They said their campaign to get 55,000 signatures and put the referendum proposal on the ballot is all ready to go. the "true assessed. value" of the property State laws require that property be assessed at half of its actual value but the commission earlier had reported that in some counties the assessments are less than K per cent of the actual value anc that it will be the goal of the commission to gradually raise the level Twenty per cent was set as the goal for the current year, Assessor Is Commended Mr. Prewett today said that he believes that the present assessments in this county are so near cent level that he and the .rd members did not fee that the board at this time should undertake to arrive at a positive figure and add a blanket increase to the totals reported by the assessor and his aides. "We think that Mr. Shippen and his staff members have done an excellent job this year and we have commended them for their work," Mr. Prewett said. Serving with Mr. Prewett on the equalization board were: Byron Morse of Blytheville, the Rev. MR. Griffin of Dell, W. P. Hale of Osceola and the Rev. R. E. Bearden, who died Thursday. Banker Accepts Jaycee Invitation Chester C. Davis lo Speak Here During Cotton Picking Contest Chester C. Davis, president of the Federal Reserve Bank In St Louis, will be principal speaker al the 10th annual cotton picking Contest in Blytheville October 7. ii WHS announced today by Jack Baw- lings. general chairman o[ the contest. Mr. Davis will present the principal address during the afternoon program on the contest date. Confirmation of Mr- Davis' acceptance of an invation to speak here was received yesterday afternoon by Mr. Raw-lings from B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co., who assisted he contest committee in contacting he Federal Reserve official. While the subject of Mr. Davis' address is not yet known, it is xpected to be of an agricultural ;ein. Is Formrr Cabinet Member Mr. Davis at one time was U.S. secretary of agriculture and has maintained an interest in farmers- activities. He also has held numerous positions on federal boards in Washington. Two recent trips to Arkansas have been made by the Federal Reserve Bank executive. He spoke before a bankers' seminar in Fayetteville this month and also addressed a farmers' seminar at Bat- First Big Strike For 4th Round of Pay Hikes Begins 17,000 B. f. Goodrich Rubber Co. Workers Are Called Our by CIO AKRON. O., Aug. 21 (/P)—Union labor's first major strike for a ourth round of postwar wage increases was launched today. The CIO struck B. F. Goodrich, one of he rubber industry's Big Four. Ordering some 17,000 Goodricr workers in seven states to strike President H. R. Lloyd of the C1O- United Rubber Workers said: "Unfortunately, the company showed not the slightest interest ii reaching an amicable settlement We ivere compelled to take thi action to protect the interest o our membership." Lloyd made tills statement Dayton, o., where negotiation on a new contract broke down last nigh just before the old one expired As authorized by the union mem bership, the strike started at 12:0 a.m. today. I'icket Lines Set Up Right on time, URWs bigges Goodrich local here set up picket lines, halting work by 11,000 emp- loyes. -Tile other plants at IJos Angeles, Cadillac, Mich., Tuscaloosa, Ala., Miami, Okla., Clarksville, Tenn.. oaks, Ha., also were ordered to strike. So far as could be determined today, the call to employes in other Goodrich plants was 100 per cent THE NATION TODAY Sawyer Finds Business Pleased Wif/i Outlook By JaneK Mai-low WASHINGTON, Aug. *7 (AP)—Charles Sawyer, secretary of commerce, and seme of his staff have just come jack from around the country, meeting with businessmen, abor people and public officials. The purpose was to find out what those people around Ihe country think of the general economic situation; The trips were outlined by presi-*— ilent Truman and his assistant, John R. Steelman. and yesterday Sawyer Issued a report on his trip lo Steelman. Sawyer's report can be pretty well summed up In this statement of his: "My most significant Impression from these trips and discussions Ls t hat people generally h;i ve &n abiding faith in the soundness of our business economy. "I was reassured by the repeated expression of belief of busine.ssn^n, labor and government officials that our business str""ture is .solid and that our economy can look forward to more growth and progress. "Generally speaking, 1 find lhat businessmen considered the recent declines In prices, sales and production ms being temporary adjustments whi*-! were inevitable as our economy moved from the inflationary posl-war peaks into a better adjusted level of prosperity." of places, and particularly In areas of special distress, that substantial numbers of manufacturing em- ployes are now on part-time work, although the reporis would not show them as unemployed. "H was most forcefully brought (• my attention thai beinf oat of work today is a wholly differ- mi matter from befnf *ut «f work in the early 30'*, doe to the dl f f er encc in the price of food and other living costs. "Unless such costs come down or in employ menU payments are ex- Florida Hurricane Damage Mounts to Many Millions as Hundreds Are Left Homeless AdvanceNot/ce A»20 per ceiit '•"ether board effective. At the Miami plant, it ready has voluntarily closed the place for a 10-day "vacation." For its part, Gobdrich complained in a letter sent out before the strike was called that the ;:URWA has chosen B. P. Goodrich men and woman and our company to be guinea pigs in the fourth round wage try." It was agreed La resume negotiations in Dayton again fociny in another effort to settle differences. The union wants: 25 cents an hour pay increases, $100-a-month pensions paid by the company, health and welfare benefits. The industry-wide averabe pay for production workers has been $1.51 an hour. esville. The institution he heads In St. Louis is the parent bank of Federal Reserve Banks in the Eighth Federal Reserve District, including those in Little Rock, Memphis and Louisville. Sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of commerce, the National Cotton Picking Contest program will open October 6 and continue through the following day- President Names Three Men to Key Defense Positions I WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. W) President Truman today nominated Paul H. Griffith, Marx Leva, and Wilfred J. McNeil to be assistant secretaries ot defense. He sent their names to the Senate for confirmation. Griffith, like Secretary of Defense Johnson, is a past commander of the America Legion. He has been personal assistant to Johnson since last March, when Johnson took office. A native of Uniontown, Pa., he is 52 years of age and a veteran of both world wars. McNeil, 48. is a native of Boone. Iowa. In his new post he Is expected to serve as comptroller with responsibility for budget and fiscal matters. He was a rear admiral in the Supply Corps of the Naval Reserve during the last war. Leva. 34. ts a native of Sclma, Ala. AS assistant secretary he is expected to handle legal matters "nd serve as counsel. Leva served in the Navy in World War II. Donations Given By Sympathizers To Help Rutledge ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27 </?')—Contributions by sympathetic people will enable Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, Jr., to appeal the 70-year prison sentence he received for the slaying of his wife's admirer, his family says. The appeal fund, most of it given by strangers, now totals more than $3.600. The gifts have come from several states. Mrs. Sydney Rutledge, wife of the young St, Louis physician who was convicted of second degree murder by a jury at Cedar Rapids la., made her first public statement yesterday since the trial. "I do appreciate very much everything everyone is doing." she said Dr. Howard B. Goodrich of Hannibal .Mo.. Mrs. Rutlcdge's father and the convicted physician's father bore the cost of the long trial at Cedar Rapids, estimated at J20.000 -The fact that so many p«>P le voluntarily took an Interest in the case and are anxious to help In some way, because they think an .njustice has been done, has given .is the courage to go on fighting,' Weather Arkansas forec- ,t: Partly cloudy thlB aftemooi. tonight and Sunday with a few scattered thundershowers. Not much change In temperatures. MiMoorl iweeart: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday, with occasional local showers or thunderstorms Sunday and over portion to- nieht Little change In temrwr.iture Maximum this mornlns?—66 Maximum yesterday—9<5. Sunset today—^:34. ' Sunrise tomorrow—5:30. Precipitation 24 hours to ? am today—.19. Total since Jan. 1— 33.58. Angeles Rams Mean temperature fir'dway be- Mr. Lipscomb iween high and lowi 81. J p.m. Nora*! meta for Ai«ust Wi' Dr. Goodrich said. "We're not asking for a tiling but I think the public Is rcalizin; that we are in a financial spot It's certainly going to make an ap peal possible." Young Matron G/r/s' Reform School LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 27—<>P»—An ittractive 26-year-old mother who doesn't- believe In whipping child- en is temporarily in charge ol he Arkansas Girls Training School Punishment of inmates at the nstitution led to the indictment iVednesday and resignation yesterday of Mrs. Fanny Goodman a. iuperintendent or that institutEoi and the adjoing Arkansas Women's Reformatory. Mrs. Lavadna Pruitt, mother ot a three-months old daughter, head matron of the girls school, was slaced in charge by the Insitution's Board of Control yesterday after Mrs. Goodman resigned. Mrs. Pearl Florne, 67, head matron of the reformatory for 10 years, was given direction of. that institution. The Board of Control is to meet again Monday to consider selection of a successor to Mrs. Goodman. The What do _the businessmen want? 'hey want tax cuts. But it is def- nite that Congress won't reduce axes this year. Next year? There's no assurance here'll be iy tax cuts then, either particularly if the government runs n the red nnd needs tax monej .o meet some of its expenses, i lot all of them. In his travels, especially In New England and in Michigan and Ohio Sawyer found "substantial" a ru "significant" unemployment. On this subject Sawyer said: "To a major degree the communl tie^ which had the most seriou. problems were the ones which ari now feeling the after effects o war-time over-expansion: . . . It was pointed out in a numbe Flying Sheet Metal and Gale-Tossed Concrete Part of Hurricane Spectacle By Jamei F. Kowler WEST PALM BEACH, Pla., Aug. 27 W—I watched sheet met»4 Dying through the air last night. I saw winds hurl chips of concrete 100 feel in the air and lift tons of water higher than palm trees. Nature on a bender Is an a^-py^**^ iight. Nature unleashed her fury on this winter resort colony. I braced against the fabulous Palm Beach Biltmore Hotel and watched 110-mile winds scoop 40- foot waves out of the Atlantic and end 0 the Belief situation In a number of cities could be critical." Sawyer pointed out that "five out of the nine labor market areas with more than 12 per cent unemployed are located in the New England States. \V hy was New England hit so hard? Sawyer explained: ". , . New England especially nas bee0 hard hit, simply because Its manufacturing employment happened to be predominantly [n those industries which were faced first with major readjustments in their markets and in their price structures." But Sawyer has a cheery word to say for New England: "It is probably that, because it has faced its price readjustments first. New England will be the first to feel the favorable effects of renewed activity as inventories are replenished and htiylrg returtis to more normal levels," This trip of Sawyer and his aides covered a good part of the eastern area ot the United States. He and his people will go back on the road again later and cover the rest of the country. Blytheville Concerns Launch Plans for Christmas Season This ysar the Blytheville merchants will practice what they preach them onto the manicured lawns of this playground ol the wealthy. Prom the sixth floor of the George Washington Hotel in West Palm Beach I saw the wind twist sheets of corrugated steel from a service station and hurl them over a 3-story building. The hotel building shuddered as though slammed with a giant list with the powerful gusts that exceeded 125 miles an hour. I watched the wind play weird tricks. At least 10 heads were snapped off parking meters. A service station O|«rator had chained a batch o! new tires together but the wind's force snapped the chain and the tires rolled merrily away. An iron utility pole was bent like a hairpin. A gust clipped a pedestrian of Storm Winds Carry Roo Over Buildings for Three Blocks, Drop ft on Car STUART, Fla., Aug. ST—HP)— Here's an Idea of the force of the hurricane wind in just one place. It ripped the roof off a two- story building, flung it against the roof of an adjoining building arid then whirled it over to city hall where it damaged & corner. The roof stopped finally—on top of an automobile three bloclss McmbeA' of / I.", feel and skidded him at least 20 feet down Ihe street, smacking [in agaiiLst a utility pole. 1 saw new ladies' frocks sucked rom a dress shop and hurled into he street. In the half hour lull wixlcli fol- owcd the brunt of the storm I found (he streets litlered with )roken glass, foliage, signs and wards intended ta serve as battens. During the height of the storm, violent blue flashes caused by falling power lines looked like miniature lightning. In the four hours crummed with spectacular sights, the mo.st impressive came when the wind lifted a huse section ol rool from a two- story garage, eased It back In place momentarily, then hurled It Into the air where it was lost in the driving mists. The entire area Is a shambles. Oldtlmcrs already are comparing this storm to the famous slonns of 1928. Whether this hurricane can meet that disaster in damage remains to be seen but lirst surveys show the damage to be extensive. about shopping early for ChrTSWias. Members' of / thj'^iijfly-formed Merchants Division of the Bljthevtlle Chamber of Commerce met yesterday and mapped the plans fov :ihe Christmas season. The 19 member-committee division voted yesterday to start next week contracting the merchants relative to what they wanted in the way of decorations for 7-**;'-" 1 superintendent and Mrs. Carrie Toland, Little Rock .were indicted on 17 counts by a grand jury of Saline comity, in which the t w o correctional institutions, 16 miles southwest of here, are located. The grand jury charged them with assault and battery for whipping teen-age inmates of the girl's school and with cruel and vm- nsual punishment for cropping hair and putting inmates on bread and water diets. Mrs. Toland was head matron of the girls school until Aug. I. when she was succeeded by Mrs. Pruitt. who has been on the staff since May. down-town Blytheville this year, and how extensive they want Christmas promotion to be. The Christmas planning committee is made up of a representative from each block of the business district and the members will contact the merchants on the block they represent in an effort to formulate plans and get the tenative approval of the merchants on the present progress of the committee. Jimmie Edwards, ohairman of Ihe committee, yesterday appointed C. P. Rambo as chairman ot a committee on Christmas lighting. Mr. Rambo will select his own committee. Another committee, composed of K. M. Lashbrook, Sam Hanley. Leonard Campbell, G. G. Hubbard, Jr., and Joe Freeman, will investigate the cost and desirability of a Christmas parade, and will report the results of llieir investigation at the next meeting of the group. VarioMs other phases of. Christmas promotion were discussed at he meeting ol the committee yes- erday in the Chamber of Commerce ffice, but chiefly concerned minor details of Christmas decoration. 'Quake Felt in Tokyo TOKYO, Aug. 27— liFi— A light earthquake was Celt In Tokyo today. The shock centered in Ibaragi Prefecture just novth of Tokyo. No damage was reported. High School Band is Selected To Play at Pro Football Game The Blytheville High School Band has been chosen to represent the Philadelphia Eagles, professional football team, at We War Memorial Stadium in Ultle Rock, when the Eagles oppose the Los Angeles Rams, September 10. < The announcement of the band's selection was made today by Robert Lipscomb. director . The selection was made by Edmund J. Marty, band director of the Razorback Band at the University of Arkansas, who stated in his letler to Mr .Lipscomb that the Blytheville band had Impressed him at » music festival Ir. Searcy last spring, as a "fine football band ,and one that would add color to the professional game." The Magnlol* High School band was selected to represent the Los ately begin preparation for its ap pearance In Little Rock. Both bands will perform at the game half. The Blytheville band L scheduled to perform during the first six minutes and the band from Magnolia will perform during the lemainmg six minules. Mr. Lipscomb said loday that he t'.opcd to be able to take 55 or 60 members of the band, and that two school buses would be furnished for the trip. Clyde Scott, who played with the University of Arkansas Razorbacis North Little Rock Mayor Says He May Enter Race c or Governor in 7950 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 27. MV—Mayor Ross L. Law- ion has disclosed that he Is a possible candidate for governor next year. The five-term mayor made no commitments either way, but said there's been a lot of talk about It." He reported that he had been contacted by a delegation of six ir.en from Southeast Arkansas last •eck. His callers, however, apparently didn't promise much In a financial way for Mayor Lawhon also added: "We ain't got no money. It costs a lot of money to run for governor." James MacKrcll. Little Rock, unsuccessful candidate for governor last year who has been critical of Ihe administration of Gov. Sid McMath, called on Mayor Lawhon recently. Both men denied that politics was discussed. Governor McMath announced re cently that he plans to be a candi date for re-election next year. Senate Slashes $14 Billion off Defense Funds WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. (AP)— Economy-minded Senators congratulated themselves today on a $1,400,000.000 slash In defense funds —"the blgest reduction in any one bill in the history of our government." ( The words were thaw of Senator Elmer Tnomas (D-Okla), who Is guiding a multi-billion dollar military n^oney bill through the Senate. The huge cutback ordered by the Senate yesterday included two Items: A cut of »1.118,000.000 in House- approved funds for Army, Navy and Or Force spending during the 12 tenths which began July 1; and a $215,000.000 reduction in mo::ey hat both chambers had earlier ap- roved for stockpiling critical ma- erial.s. The reductions must he okayed ay the House, where some leaders 1 ready were protesting sharp lashes In lunds for the Air Force. Action Still Incomplete Although Senators worked far >ast their usual quitting time last light they still failed to complete ic'.ion on Ihe huge military money Jonesboro Man Dies In Highway Accident JONESBORO. Aug. 27. «>—A. 'Pete) Kreager. 62, Jonesboro tlm ber buyer, died en route lo a loca hospital last night of injuries suf fcred when struck by a light truck a mile north of Hickory Ridge. Cross County Deputy Sheriff K. I Smith said Kreager *M repairing a flat tire on his car when itruck v.hlle at the university will be one Norman Leonard, 2+. drrrer «T tb said that at 1 of the main attractions lo the Ark-' truck, was charged with Monday the band would re- prtcUc* and would knnjctU- ansas fans. He joined the Eagles: ter and has been released on bond Ual spring. UM deputy uld. New Threat I^Mim MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 27— (JPj— Word that a new storm threat iru developing In the Atlantic arose while forecasters were heavily occupied today. The Weather Bureau acknowledged the report to this exent: A Pan American Airways forecaster stationed In Dakar, on the West African coast, reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau that a tropical low had moved into the Atlantic from the African coast. These lows sometimes develop into hurricanes. No reports of such a development have been received, but a hurricane hunter will scout the distant Atlantic area. As came from the House, It ontaincd $15,900.000.000. As It stood ociay, it carried about 114,800.000,- XX). These ire the remaining Issues, to : fought out la the Senate Monday: 1. An attempt by Senator McClellan <D-Ark) and a long list of Democrats and Republicans to dl- ect President Truman to chop rom 5 lo 19 percent of all the unds that Congress votes this year. 2. An effort hy Senator Wiley <R- Wls) and other dairy state Senators to restore a former military ban against use of oleomargarine for >utter. 3. A move by Senator Douglas IDID) to chop additional millions from the big military bill by sending It back lo the Appropriations Committee with instructions lo slice It further. U.S. Expedition Seeking Noah's Ark Arrives at Town Near Mount Ararat DOGUBAYAZIUI, Turkey, Aug 27 (iPt —An American expedition t find Noah's Ark arrived here las night beneath the towering heigh of Mount Ararat. The party is expected U> set ou on its quest within the next 2 hours. Local political and military lead ers welcomed the Americans a they arrived with full authority ti explore this highly militarized are on the Turkish-Russian frontier. The party is headed by Dr. Aaron J. Smith of Greensboro, N. C. It was accompanied by state officials and newsmen on the Journey from Erzurum. The Russians have charged that the expedition Is really a spying operation directed against the Soviets. Wo on Decline nMisscoArea Only One New Cose Discovered During Week, Officials Say Tlie decline In poliomyelitis cases Mi^i.sslppl County-was definite hLs week with only one new case eported during Ihe week. Last week 10 cases were reported. The one new case thl.i week wa.i >ne-year-old Patricia Asqu« of Blytheville, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Thomns A.^ue, who was admitted on Tuesday to the University Hospital in Little Rock. W, O. Carter, an Osceola child, was admitled last Friday, but was lot reported In BlythevLlle until Monday. The total lor the county, accord- ng to records In the North Mississippi Counly Health Unit, Is 144, Plans for the Crippled Children's Clinic to be conducted here September 15 are being completed this week by Mrs. Annabel Fill, health nurse. Mrs. Fill said today that the clinic would set up headquarters at the Shrlners Building at the Air Base, and reRlstration should be completed early so that the clinic could be as thorough as possible. Dr. W. Vernon Newman, orthopedic surgeon from Llt^e Rock, will conduct the cJIntc. The Shriner's Building Ijs the old haspHal building. Holds fatalities ToSingle Death MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 27 (AP) —A devastating tropical hurricane left hundreds homeless and caused property damage estimated at many millions of dollars today as it swirled across Florida to the gulf. The storm cut a wide swath ot destruction on Its way across th« peninsula after pounding the east cost and .searing the Lake Okeechobee region. Tt swept tlirough Florida's rich citrus belt and was last reported by Die Weather Bureau over Pasco County on the edge of the Gull of Mexico above Tampa. Red Cross disaster officials reported at least 500 homeless ID the east coast city of Stuart. At West Palm Beach, the Red Cross estimated more than 2,000 ol the city's 7.00 homes had been damaged. The baseball park grandstand collapsed. Guardsmen Patrol Streets Two companies o f National Guardsmen patrolled the streets t* prevent looting of stores whose wln- dowj had been smashed. West Palm Beach Sheriff John P. kirk said they were needed to curt vandalism In the city's b«dly-hll business district. A number of bridges were Impassable because of washouta and wind damage. Florida's east coast and Attantfc coast line service to the north halted at Stuart and four trairu were reported stalled thi* side ol St. I,ucle Bridge. Two bridges were Impasubli around Lake Okeechobee. But th« lake Itself—big killer of the 1921 hurricane—behaved like a lamb ai the huiTlcane swept past U. S Army Engineers said water was well below the danger level. That toe* the pressure off at the jUrt. fituart reported alx said F0H Pierce' two. The death lo date wma the drowned *H Miami Red Cross and National Guard units teamed -up to evacuate M storm refugees In West Palm Beach Unexpected Benefits WASHINGTON. Aug. 27. lil'i — The Army has reaped otic unexpected benefit from the unification of the armed forces. It's having Its coffee roasted by the Navy, which long has been proud of the quality ot Its seagoing Java. when winds whipped off the rvai of a hurricane shelter. Estimated 100 mile per houi winds broke a skylight and bleu off a section of the Connlstoa School four miles from downtown West Palm Beach. Rescue units boarded «n emergency bu* and drove through th« storm to the school. Th« refugeei formed a hand-to-hand chain t« reach the bus. They were taken to the county court hou*e foi shelter. Another 200 refugees »t the military trail shelter were moved to different parts of the building when water and wind damaged the structure. Af IB ..m. Ihe U.S. Weather Bureau pinpointed the hurricane about 50 mile* northwest of Tampa, moving In B northwesterly direction about 111 miln per hour. Hurricane warnings were lowered on the east coast south of Melbourne and around Lake Okeechobee. Southeast storm warnlngi went up from Melbourne to 3t. Augustine. The Weather Bureau advised caution against hurricane winds' in See IIURRICANT, f>n Put • Chancery JudQe John K. Butt Killed When Truck Overturns FORT SMITH. Ark.. Aug. 27 I/ft— Cliantery Judge John K. Butt ot Fayetteville was injured fatally when a heavy trailer truck in which he was riding overturned and burned about 25 miles north of here today. Negroes Seek to Enter daises of Maryland U. BALTIMORE, Aug. 26_W>—The U-state agreement setting up regional schools for Negroes in the south apparently Is headed for Its first court test here. Six Balllmore Negroes have filed petitions seeking to force the professional schools of University of Maryland to act on their applications for tdmisslon. In asking the Baltimore City Court to diinrlM UK iulU, Attorney General Hsll Hammond of Maryland yesttrday argued th»l the "regional cornpuct" arrangement gives three of them the right to attend schools of equal .tUndard* In other He was 47. Two other men were injured crit- 1 ically and -were taken to a Fort Smith hospital They were Identified a.s John Cha.stRin. 21. Springdale, driver, and Wayne Simpson, FaytUeville. The judge, a former state representative pnd prosecuting attorney, died enroute to a Fort Smith hospl- tyighway Patrolman Jim lal. State Evans, first officer to reach the scene, said he found Butt still alive but burned nearly beyond recognition. State Patrolman Bob Pritchard said two brothers of Mountainburs. Robert and Ijeo Reed, made a heroic attempt to save the Judge by dragging his boclv from the flaming cab of the truck. from Information furnt'hcd by W. R Omohundra of Fayettcvllle, who WM driving an automobile behind tiw truck, the policemen pteeed totetr. Ihts account of the mudutp: The truck, o big white vehicle with- . identifying marks, failed to negotiate » sharp curve at the toe* e* a ateep nounUin (bout half a mile south of Mountalnburg. The truck left Highway 11, hit the side of a bridge and skidded across the bridge. The trailer broke loose from the cab, which veered acrov; the highway, overturned and caught fire. Chastain and thrown clear but Judge Butt was pinned in the flaming cab. The Reed brothers, using brute force, managed to pull Butt out of the cab but not until after he had b«en burned badly. The accident occurred about 6:10 Three Petitions Filed Nomnating School Directors Three more petiLions have been filed with the Mississippi County Board of Education, asking that of candidates be placed on the ballot for election as director ol their particular district, at the annual .school election, September 27, according to John Mayes, county school supervisor and secretary ol the board. Twelve names had been placed before the board by petition and pre vimLs .y a n nou need, an d othe r* are expected to be filed before the September G deadline. Ths petitions much carry the names 0* 20 qualified plectors. Electors in the Gosnell district have submitted the name ol G. R. Led better for re-election to the school board. At present he is secretary of the board. At Luxora the name of John H. Thweatt has been filed with th* County Hoard of Education, to b* put on the ballot; and the sixth P<i it ion from the Leachvllle District was receive d yes terd ay. T here are two vacancies on that board, one for . Butt was dead upon arrival at a two . vear Cerm and one for a five- the hospital about 7:30. Friends of the judge said he had been fishing on the Oulf of Mexico and was due Jo return home this weekend. They Mid. however. they thought he had gone lo the Oulf in a pickup truck arid could not explain his presence in the bigger vehicle. Judge Butt wa- born In Carroll County 'Eureka Springs) and was graduated from the Cumberland University School of Law at Lebanon, Ttna, year term. The sixth name was that of E. S. RobhiK, seeking election for the five-year term. Soybeans CHICAGO, beans: Dec Mar Aug. High Low CloM 237 2304 232H-31 236 230't 231'i-H S35 229S 23IK W IX'.i 22*

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