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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 64 Blytheville Daily ftewi Blytheville Courier BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Foul Play Feared In Three Deaths 1n Refrigerator State Police Assist Lawrence County Officers With Inquiry WALNUT RIDGE, Ark., June 6. (AP)—Baffled officers continued tlieir investigation today of the deaths of three children who were found jammed in a small unused icebox at a rural home near here. The investigators say they suspect foul play. Funeral services for the children were held yesterday at a rural school house north of here. About 3,500 persons—more than the population of Walnut Ridge-Hpacked. the schoolhouse and stood outside for the services. Two of the children—James Delbert Chastain, two. and a neighbor playmate, Shirley Ramsey, six- were dead when found by James' mother, Mrs. Ed Chastain, late Friday. Joyce Ann Chastain, James' nine- year-old sister, died early Saturday. Mrs. Chastain was at work in a nearby field. When she left the t use, her two children were by ?mselves. The Ramsey girl lived nearby with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Borden Cheschler. Both Prosecutor Millard Ilardin and Sheriff Jot Spades said they didn't set bow the children could have lacked themselves in the four-foot box. A coroner's jury founa that the two younger children died of suffocation. The jury returned no verdict in the older child's death. The prosecutor and sheriff have been Joined in their investigation by two Arkansas State Police officers, Lt. Alan Templeton and Sgt H. R. Peterson. ] The officers confered for several hours yesterday afternoon, and Hardn said an Investigator attended the Children's funeral. After the conference. Hardin declared that "we haven't turned up a thing new." Court Upholds Convictions 6f Lewis, UMW WASHINGTON. June 6. (/Pj—The £J. S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the contempt of court conviction of John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers for failure to call off a strike last year. The court ordered the UMW chief and the union to pay fines totaling $1,420,000. The fines were imposed by Federal District Judge T Alan Goldsborough on April 20, 1948. The fine against Lewis amounted - to 120,000. The union flue was SI 400,000. JJGoldsborough imposed the fines btcause Lewis refused to cany out •« court order to halt a strike over tiners' pensions. , fit was the second contempt find- pg against Lewis and the union In : 1946, Goldsborough fined the inlon W.500,000 and Lewis $10000 /•lor contempt. On an appeal to the supreme court, the union's fine was ™' to "00.000. Lewis' penalty was eft unchanged. In the second contempt action. Goldsborough doubled both fines. The strike last year began after Lewis accused the soft coal opera- hv r n° disn< ? n orlng" 'heir contract • $100 a 8 " 1 '° h ' S demands for retired miners. Manila Corporal Killed in Crash Of Army Bomber Cpl. Warren E. Young. ->3 of o "In* ?'** ™ e °' l °" r Vic ' tim of an Army bomber crash near Lowland, Colo., Saturday, a id his hod^ will be returned 'here For No word has Been received here as to when the body will arrive and arrangements arc pending that notification. Corporal Young was slahoncd at Greenville, s C but was enroute from the Greenville Air base to Great Falls, Mont It is believed that his body will' bo ?nevill ri ' r<:Ct fr ° m Dollver to B1 v- Corporal Young had been in Ihe Air Corps since April, 1948. and 3j»s a radar operator on the plane «is foster parents are Mr. and' Mrs. Dell Taylor of Manila. Other survivors Include Ihrce brothers; Jesse Young of Kennctt Mo.. John Young of Lake Cily and G. W. Young, also a member of the United States Air Force and » sister In California. The Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge of arrangements. The soldier had lived In Mississippi County all his life, having been born at Leachville. ICE BOX BECOMES TOMB FOR CHHJMtEN-Hcrc is the ice box In the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. - ox n e arm ome o r. an Mrs. Ed Chaslain, who live near Walnut Kidee, which lust week became the tomb for three children. The bodies of James Delbert Chastain, aged two, and Shirley Ramsey, aged six, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Ramsey, a neighbor, were found in the larger compartment designated by an "X". The smaller section of the box held the larger of the three children, Joyce Ann Chastain, aged 0. She was alive when the tragedy was discovered but NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1949 Jury Is Sought In Case Involving Attack on Child E. R. McGaha Found Guilty of Murder; 8 Years Recommended Selection of a jury was under way In Circuit Court here lodny in the case of Hollls Edward Needham, 26, who Is charged with having ra|>ed an eight year-old Blylhe- vllle girl on April 9. The case Is the third In succes- >lon lo be Irled during an adjourned lerm of criminal court In which the death penalty could be Inflicted as the maximum punishment. Another Jury al 10 p.m. Saturday returned a verdict of eullly In the murder trial of Kdmund R. McGaha. 42, Rlytheville carpenter and recommeded a prison term of eight yrars for second degree murder. He was Irlcd as the slayer of Harry f;!les Blanchard. M, another carpenter who was his employer. Earlier last week Leon Ogles was convicted of second degree murder and a 10-year senlence recommcnd- year ago of Tom Green, night mar- ihal at Rector. Leon's brother. Dar- TWELVE PAGES , , . y was scovere u «•'- «* ^-nur. aeon's Droiner. Dar- died a few hours later without regaining consciousness. Suffocation was Hsled as the cause of dealh of ine re "' was trled last y ear In' Clay Ihrce children. County and given a life term as New Prayers for World Peace Mark Anniversary of 'D-Day' By Harvey Hudson OMAHA BEACH, France, June 6. (*P>—Today is D-Day plus live years. On June 6, 1044 church bells all over the allied world pealed lo herald Ihc invasion of Adolf Hitler's "Fortress Europe" by shock troops of the Western democracies. •§• _ As they fought their way into France, soaking the sands of this beach with their blood, the prayers of freedom-loving peoples went with them. The impossible had come lo pass. The "new order, built to live a thousand years," was pierced 996 years before its promised millennial. Today the invasion seems equally ""A' 055 "" 6 ' • Municipal court"thiVmorning 0 on' Grass grows ove' old foxholes, a charge-of first'degree murder and Caitle roam the 'fields. French peasants till the soil where the "boys from Brooklyn" fqught the "boys from Bclsen"—and won. But offshore lay the rusting hulks of the ships sunk lo make an artificial harbor so the allies could, land Ihe overwhelming product of of their war-faclories and Ihe men who had left peace behind them to man (hat product. And high on the bluff which overlooks the landing place lie the heroes who fell so their comrades could eat deeper into the rotting fabric of Hitler's empire. Yesterday was dedicated to Uiese men by a world which seems not to have found the universal brolh- erhood Ihey so nobly sought. Two little normal girls—symbols of the world's hope for the future— placed wreaths where the men who died to make that future were laid to rest. U. S. Represented Two Americans represented the thousands of their countrymen who represented the United Stales five Brig. Gen. Joseph O'Hare, military altache at Ihe Embassy In Paris and Capl. Smi-h Hutton, naval attache. A French naval guard of honor, a drum and bugle corps and an honor guard from American Legion Post No. 1 in Paris seemed tost on the beach which memory's eye peoples with the thousands of soldiers who poured over it as part of a military maneuver Gen. Dwi£ht D. Eisenhower has called the "Crusade in Europe." French villagers held ceremonies all along the invasion coast. Overhead, flew a U. S. Air Force years ago. They were B-I7 Flying flower petals. Fortress scattering And perched In a tree, fallen like Hitters dream of world conquest. wns the plane. George R. burg. Miss.) wreckage of Clemens, a German (of Vtchs- lieutenant- colonel In the 457* Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, now with the Economic Cooncrallon Administration In Paris, said his gunners .shot it down on the afternoon of D-Dav. Another pllerim to Omaha Beach wjs O. A. Grcer of Kansas C'tv, national nresidenl of the War Dads Association. New York Stocks Soybeans CHICAGO. June uly 216?; 215 215H-H Nov 199 1%'i JW'i-ii « 198',, 196 106 A T &, T Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper I Bclh Slecl Cryster Coca Cola Gen Eleclric Qen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Centra! Int Harvester . National Distillers Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum . Sears Roebuck ... Standard of N J . Texas Corp J. C. Penny I Southern Pacific . 140 766 25 325 46 127 l- 35 53 3 48 1 10 3 23 1 17 1 18 3 10 1 - 143 35 I 627 60 3 46 I 35 1 Shotgun Blast Kills Negro Near Ar morel was order held without bond to await Circuit Court action. Bledsoe is charged with the shotgun slaying Saturday night of another Armorel Negro, Henry Cot- Ircll, 28. at his home on Ihc Lee Wilson Company's No. 1 farm near Armorcl. According to Deputy Sheriff Charles Short, who with sheriff's deputies Clarence Montgomery and Holland Aikcn, made the arrest and investigated the shooting. Bledsoe shot Cottrell during an altercation which is alleged to have resulted when Cottrell threatened lo kill a Negro woman, Esther Gordon, in Bledsoc's home. The officers quoled Bledsoe as snyins Ihal Ihe Negro woman who was being pursued by Coltrell down a road, ran into his home to seek protection. Cottrell followed the Negro woman into the home, the officers said, and when Bledsoe asked him to leave that Cottrell then threatened him. Bledsoe told officers that Cottrell had an open knife In his hand, which was in his pocket, at the time. He lold officers that he asked Cotlrcll lo leave his house again and th,it a scuffle followed. He then obtained a 12 guage shotgun and shot Cottrell in the left side, the officers'quoted Bledsoe as saying. Eteclsoe was dead when the officers readied the scene. West Memphis Officials, Me Math Plan Discussion Of New Bridge Approach WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., June 6 UP)— City officials will meet with Gov. Sid McMath tomorrow for a discussion of the proposed new ap- • proach to the bridge now under construction across the Mississippi River near here. The city will be represented of- n ^ ^01 ..^luajcu me rate or taxa- ficially by Mayor p. M. Dacus and tion might impair the equalization Ihc city council. The meeting Is laws, ot.en to the public, and many busi- •-•essmert arc expected to attend. „„„.,. c.^.s,™ t ,. c majority wiin m- Businessmen and city officials terpreting Ihe constitution "as If It have protesled construction of the were a statute." Court Ruling Ups State Income Tax Tribunal Upholds Act Ending Deduction for Federal Income Levy LITTLE ROCK, June 6— IIP)— Arkansas state income tax payers today were ordered by supreme court to give the state an additional »3,500,000 annually. In an opinion by Justice Frank: G. Smith, the court upheld Act 234 of 1949 which eliminates income laxcs paid the United States as an allowable deduction in computing the income tax due the Pulaski Chancellor Frank had held the act invalid in tl of Pratt C. Remmell, Little vs. State Revenue Commissioner Dean R. MOrley. Today's supreme court opinion reversed that decree and dismissed the case. Justices J. s. Holt and George Rose Smith disagreed with the majority opinion, both filing written dissents. Act 234, an administration measure, was passed by the 1949 legislature as a revenue producer, and al that time it was estimated it would add S3.500.000 annually to the state's income tax payers' bill. Arkansas, formerly permitted deduction of all federal income tax in computing the amount of state income tax due. The 1947 legislation reduced that allowance to 50 per cent. Act 234 eliminated it entirely. Says Passage Failed Remmell brought suit attacking Act 234 on the grounds that it failed of passage. He contended that Amendment 19 to the state constitution prohibits the legislation from increasing the rate of taxation except by a three-fourths vote which Act 234 failed to receive. Chancellor Dodge held with Remmel, declaring that Act 234 did increase the rate of taxation. The supreme court today, however, said that Act 234 "has not one word lo say about the rate of taxes or the lolal amount of taxes." The majority opinion conceded that "the cffec. of Act 234 will be to increase the amount of the taxes to be paid by all persons who pay federal income taxes," but It pointed out that: "Act 234 deals only with the question of deduction lo be allowed in determining the net Income." It compared the question presented by the case lo the Increase of new approach, which would bypass the city to avoid traffic congestion. assessments tlon boards, county cquallza- sald to hold that Act 234 increased the rate of taxa In dissenting. Justice George Rose Smith charged the majority with In Set INCOME TAX on Page 12 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS the actual slayer. Tiie selection of a Jury to hear testimony hi the Needham case moved slowly during the morning. The first seven members of the Jury panel examined for service In the Needhnm case were excused by the courl. The eighth was accepted and the next four were excused. A special panel of 30 Jurors has been summoned Into court by Sheriff William Berryman to .,..'• "c.umnii «i ut; aiuiis in ino 1U43 uciuily Pageant "» II1 « title of "Miss South Missis exhaus ed wilhm I"" obt"' T"*' » WCrC rCCelVCd "™'' t( ' lhc "«> rtl1 "' f"!' P""" 1 *" ln " bMul * re ™« '< ambers to sene"in the case 8 SnUmtay """*• i ""™ s! »S «« *- at Unto FieW "*"* l °"" >m>W ^ The nrmpciilirm in K/>!>*,* \*-,,i^i,,j tal conteslanls In all nv^nln In «i M— *. '., . . . The prosecution is being handled by Prosecutor H. G. Partlow and his assistant, A. S. Harlson. Gene E. Bradley is representing the defendant .Mr. Partlow is qualifying the Jurors for a verdict which would carry the death penalty. The first par t of the court session today was devoted to hearing of motions In the case. A defensl demurer to Indictment was overuled by the court, and a motion jurisdiction . . Jurors *t 1 T>nt The defense has indicted through questions to the Jurors that "• will raise the question of the defendant's sanity during the trial. The defendant was sent 'o the State Hospital in Little Rotk for observation by order of tiie court earlier during the court term and the hospital superintendent reported that the defendant See JURY SOUGHT on Pajr 1Z Molotov Given Charge of Red Policy in China PARIS, June 6—W—A responsible East Europenn diplomat said today Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Vy- acheslav M. Molotov has been placed In charge of Russia's policies in China and elsewhere in the Orient. The Informant forecast nn early change in Russia's allllude of diplomatic aloofness toward the Chinese Communists. No official confirmation v/as available from Russian sources in Paris. The informant said Molotov was given the lask of shaping and carrying out a Soviet "big brother" allltude toward the emerging Red Chinese regime. In effect, Ihe move could mean the Kremlin has Initialed a policy of giving all possible help In political and economic fields to the Chinese Communists In an effort to turn industrially poor, sprawling China into a modern state. The nature of Molotov's work has been a mailer of speculation since Moscow announced March 4 lhat he was being succeeded as foreign minister by his first deputy. Andrei I. vishtnsky. An informed British source 'said at the time he believed Molotov HIE "hammer" in the Soviet hclr- ...,„_ . archy. was lo become a sort of super The taxpAycrs will be dismayed director of Russian policy, or "general supervisor of foreign policy. 1 —Courier News I'holo NINE FKOM HLVTIIEVIU.E AT CIHI.S' STATK-Tlltsc girls representing Blyllieville civic and service organizations are In Llllle Rock today as delegates to Ihe annual Girls' State, sponsored by (he Arkansas American Legion. The actual activities stalled with registration Saturday j_ ..:. ..!,., . uiiiiHiHig me; telt lousing Surveys Sought Here and n Osceola, Too Rent Advisory Board Acts on Motion of Three of Its Members Tiie Blytheville Defense- Sentiil Area board has for- •arded to Washington, D. C., _ request to Rent Expediter 'ife'he Wood to send a repre- enlativc of the federal agency here to make surveys in Jlythoville and Osceola to de- ermine whether the demand " >r housing accomodations us been reasonably met,. it vas disclosed today. The action was taken by the oard at Its meeting In the Bly- IhevlNe area office In the Ingram Building Friday when petition for decontrol of rents In Wilson, Marie lo right (scaled on ground) Vivian Tuylor and Carolyn Unueulch- (second row): Nancy Hamilton, Maxinc Hipp ami i>,,i sy joan Hayue.v' (back row); Nancy Shivlcy, Palsy Pope, Janet Nelson mid Mary Jo Knt ' OI1 33 Seek Osceola Beauty Title; 3-Way Pageant Here Draws 61 'Miss Blytheyille'— 'Miss South Missco'— Five new entries in the three divisions of Iho 1949 Beauly Pageant tal contestants In all events lo 81. Of these, 22 girls between the ages, of 18 and 28 will display tliclr beauty, personalities and talents Wednesday night In the annual competition to select "Miss Blyllicville of 1943." The jingo-ant will begin at 8 p.m. and will be held oti Haley Field. In case of Inclement weather, the revue will be moved lo the Legion's Memorial Auditorium. Twenty three - to - five - yenr - old glrjr, -vlli vie for Hie "Junior Miss Blytheville" title Wednesday night and 19 boys In the same age bracket will be seeking the "Mr. Jaycco President of 1075" crown. Parade Is Arranpcd A parade at 10 a.m. Wednesday will launch Beauty Pageant acti- ties. The parade will form nt 9:45 at Sixth and Main rmd will feature entrants in the "Miss Blyllicville" contesl. Following the contest n dance will be held at the Fly-Inn, with Thurlow Webb's orchestra providing the music. Webb's orchestra also will play during ttie pageant. Rclienrsnl for the pageant will be held at 6 p. in. tomorrow on Haley Field for entrants In all divisions. In tasc^of rain, the rehearsal will be movetl to "Memorial Auditorium. Sponsored by the -Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, the pageant winner in the "Miss Blyllic- ville" division will represent this city In the "Miss Arkansas" contest In Little Rock June 22-23. The slate winner will compete in the "Miss America" event al Atlantic City late this summer. Final entries received from the Saturday deadline Include: "Miss Blylhcvllle" — Miss Eunice Lee Smothers, sponsored by planters Hardware. "Junior Miss Blytheville" — Paula Hawkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Hawkins, sponsored by City Super Market; Wanda Fay Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bowen. Walpolc Electric. "Mr. Jnyccc President of I!i75" — Thirty-three entries will compel, for Hie title of "Miss South Missis Hay Maim, chairman of the com niiltce In charge of arrangements snlcl the deadline for nomination will close tonight at 7 o'clock. Tin event Is being sponsored by th, Osccola Junior Chamber of Com merce. "Miss South Mississippi County with four attendants will be sel ectcd by three out of town Judges Miss Olivia Brown, Lcs Bacheri and Chauncey Bargour, all of. phis. The awards, irtlt'.i will', scntcd by Mr. Mann, wlll'be- Kln . for beauty, personality arid talen The winner will go to Llltle Roc lo compete against representative, from other cities and towns for th title ol "Miss Arkansas." The winner at Little Rock wl represent Ihe stale In the "Mis America" conlcst lo be held 1 Atlnntlc Clly. Miss Lonnlc Johnson, winner o Ihc 1048 contest will crown the ne (liiccn, after which there will be coinalion ball al the Osceola com munlty house with Elmo Donz nnd his band providing the musi The Rales of Hale Field will L opened ni 6:00 o'clock with spccla music from 7 to 8 o'clock by 111 Brawley string trio. The entries as of yesterday In chute: Dora Jean Qirdley, Sara Hartley. Qulda Felts. Christine De laucy of Keiscr, Eillen Thompson o Victoria, Lcvern Vaughn, Peggi Bowen. Peggie Brinklcy of Wilson Martha Lucas, Marcln Cole. Ellc Jean Grny, Patsy Richardson, Elois Richardson. Wade McHenry. Ileth Petty, Myrlle Sexton, Reathe Hicks, Alice Grimes. Jean Owen: Marilyn Owens, Jewell Hudson, c Luxora. Wanda Pope, Mary Alice Goldci Betty Jean Gregory. Salllc Travl. Wanda Wood. Wanda Jonc. Joan Grey. Carolyn Rose Splesc Janice Green, Betty lingers. All F:iye Young, and Betty Frew Joiner. nury sponsored by Arkansas Painl and I WO Other Bodies Glass Co.; lladlcy Hays. Jr.. son of| Mr. and Mrs. Hadtey Hays. Sr,, sponsored by T. F. (Doc) Dean. New York Cotton Drowned; NEW ORLEANS. June 6 Iff Ion futures quotations: Hieli l/>w July 32.19 32.07 del 23.70 28.58 Occ 28.53 28.50 March 28.41 58.4! May 2327 2826 Close W 12-13 28.15-70 2«S.i-H 23V-B 28.23-1) tl Mutual Faith Needed If World to Have Peace Boyle Finds Vital Lesion in Revisiting St. U Where Friends Died as Allies Struggled to Stamp Out Nazis «»-. » . . _ . . 1 By Hal Boyle. ST. LO. France, June 6. (/P(—Here in this town five years ago we Americans and our allies killed many friends while trying to dislodge the enemy .Yet we still have many friends here, although our bombs destroyed their homes and many of their relatives. It is a strange punishment In uarlimc thai it is sometimes necessary to kill Ihe friend you love in order t* defeat the enemy .von hale. That Is a lesson lhat people in our broad land of power can never afford to forget. Our young men came 81 here from across the sea In the •4 cause of freedom—but to manv St. •S i Lo patriots the price of f recaom was death. Here In St. Lo, man paid an expensive price for the liberty that everyone craves. And If America doesn't back Ihc freedom principle, then it has all gone for naught. So m»ny slaj-at-hom<: Knro- peans jadje us too quickly, without knowing «s well, without realizing we are the m«»t morally Impatient people on earth. This Is our hoar of power. And we are Iryins lo nse »«r world power, for all our human and Inhuman errors, lo make It n free frnm fear and want as we can. We do not assume that happiness and good living are only for our people, or one class among our people. We may be noisy, but we »re nol deeply selfish. Many of us real- tie we cannot slay comparatively rich In a world of wide poverty. Our aim Is to end want, but to preserve the liberty without which Ihc wcal- Ihtest man Is a pauper. If we miss our aims ourselves, 11 Isn't because we don't feel lhat all men should be free and happy. It's only In our own great land that we haven't been great enough to shape and deliver a perfect world. But It's the world we believe In with all our moral might and It's the world we Iry lo make come Irue. And some day It will come tnie, though we don't rule the world, as no one counlry should. Here, where we hurt our friends. U is BOCK! to know lhat some remember and forgive. We Americans who foiljlil to drive Ihc German from tills town will never forget. If we helped Irar you ap.irl, and Lord knows we did, we also know >nu bclon* In us In your ruins exactly as we belong to you jn our strciiglh. \Vc are as helpless—bU and powerful as wp are—as you are lielplrss. Our cour- ape is our common salvalion. We can rebuild .St. I.o and the world—you and we who helped beat bolh to pieces, only insofar as we believe In each other. Only through mutual fnlth can we reassemble the scattered stones of our time and make a living monument to ma tithe Inheritor of hate but also the only possible archilect of order in our world, By The Associated Press A fisherman drowned In Arkansa Smul.iy while Hie bodies of Iw others who drowned Saturday nigh were recovered. Near El Dorado. Clyde Hux. 27 hpi'amc cntaneled In a tic chn nftcr his bont rnpslirod In Ouachltn River. The body was f-ovcred two nnd one-half hour later IVirtlos of ,1 M. Everett. 31. Bates ville. and Rob Rarklev. 35. Nnrt: I.itltr nock, v.erc recovered fror fie White River nr:ir BatfnvlPi Thr-ir boat was upset Saturday nlqh while they were trout fishing. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly clnud a tew widely scattered Ihtinde: showers in extreme north portin this afternoon, tonight and TueL day. Not much change In temper Missouri forecast: Partly cloud tonlaht and Tuesday with loco thumlershowcrs tonight. Somcwha cooler north portion Tuesday an In extreme norlh portion late to Minimum this morning—«7. Mixlmum yesterday—00. Minimum Run. morning—67. Maximum Saturday—84. Sunset today—7:10. Sunrise lomorrow—4:47. Precipitation 48 hours from a.m. today—.08. Mean temperature (midway be tween high and low)—785. Normal mean lor June—18. On a Mavo BHSSCU. and Armorel were ' heari statement to the board, . Ben p. Butler of Osceola, who is the board's chairman, suggested that In Osceola he believed the city Council would, at his jug. sestlon, adopt a resolution or or- dlnnnce calling for decontrol*. Bui, he further explained such iction would under the terms of :hc 1940 rent control law leave the :ity without recourse In the event the decontrol action was followed ay unwarranted increases In rentals. Wants Action Saferiurdnl With Ihe decision on decontrol In the hands of the federal agency. rather than Ihe city council, It wa» explained, the controls could be rei- tored. With this In mind, the board »t Mayor Suiter's suggestion put the Osceola niatter on the board's docket, and similar action was taken on the request of Monroe Crala of Blytheville and the Rev. E. H. Hall of Dell with reference to an Investigation by a member of the expediter's staff In BlyythevUle Mayor Butler said that If rent* were decontrolled after a survey and Investigation by the federal agency, the area advisory board would be in a position to correct Its mistake, If It finds that one ha* been made. other hand, h» «ald, th* " not be In ,. iafone hid been decontrols. Realtor* Waul Council to Act C. A. Cunningham, who'.'b In charge of the area rent control office here, which has Jurisdiction over all controlled areas In MisxUs- Ippi County, said the request for the surveys had been forwarded to Washington to Mr. Wood and that he expected an Investigator would be sent here soon. The next meeting of the board expected to be taken at that time Is scheduled for July 1, and action is on a recommendation for decontrol of the areas sought by the Le« Wilson Company In the petition which was heard last Friday. A member of the Blytheville R*al Estate Board and the attorney who drew up the petition to the Blytheville City Council said today thnt they planned to go ahead with plans to present their case to the city Council at a hearing scheduled by Mayor Doyle Henderson for June 16 at 7:30 p.m. W. M. Burns, a member of the real estate board, and Frank C. Douglas, attorney, who prepared the pclilion for the board, said that they believed the aldermen should act on the petition which now U before Ihe council. Camden Council Acti WASHINGTON, June 6—— Rent conlrol was removed today from Camden. Ark., effective 1m- mctllalcly. Housing Expediter Tighe Wood said the action was In accord with decontrol resolutions adopted by governing bodies of the munld- • ipalities. Illinois Horsemen Return to Homes —In Automobiles The 10 Southern Illinois horsemen, who last week rode 212-miIes from licrrin, III, to Blytheville to attend the sale of Tennessee walk- i:iK horses at the C. G. Smith plantation, left Blytheville for their homes Saturday but not on horseback. They made the return trip in automobiles. The horsemen, members of riding clubs In Herrin and Johnson City, III., shipped their mounts back home in trucks Saturday morning and then joined their wives In driving back to Southern Illinois In automobiles after the sales was concluded Saturday aflernoon. The wives made the trip from Herrin arfd Johnson City to Blytheville In cars for the purpose of picking up their husbands. The 10 horse riding enthusiasts made the 212-mile horse-back trip, which carried them Into five states. In 119 hours, leaving Herrin At noon May 27 nnd arriving In Blytheville at noon Wednesday. They were guesls of Mr. Smith during the sale. Approximately 200 horses were offered for auction during the sale wilh Maude Muller, a five-year-old mare, drawing the highest bid of $3.300. The mare was owned bj Llnwood Hightower of Stanton. Miss., and was purchased by Jim and Bob Cunningham ol the O. and S. Coal and Clay Company, ViUanova, Pa,

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