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VOL. XLV—NO. 13* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — TH * DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF M OltTlm »• IBWIU«A« ,_ ^^ Blythevilk Daily Ncn Bly they ill* Courier BlythevilU Herald Valley Leader Early Returns Show Pemiscot School Consolidation Plan Unpopular with Big Majority OP MORTBEAM AJUCANBAjg AMP BODTHEAgT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1949 Missouri Voters Appear Out for Defeat of Plan <jfc A proposal to merge Pemlscot ^Bounty's »7 school districts into i single unit apparently had (ailed today by i margin of more than 36 to one. With nearly two-thirds of the return* reported and tallied, the vote this morning slood at 1.233 against and 47 for the single unit p i an . This was the vote from 17 of the county'* 27 school districts. Balloting yesterday was by school district. with one polling place set up in each. All returns are expected to be in today. Floyd Hamlelt of Caruthersville. PemLscot County superintendent of schools, said today the balloting was heavier in small district* than it was in the larger ones. Returns from the two largest »chool districts in the county, indicated the decisiveness of the vote. In the Caruthersville district, the vote was 52 ajainst and 11 for. In the Haytl district, all 136 ballots cast opposed the proposal. Principal reason for the proposal's defeat. Mr. Hamlett said, appeared to be the widespread feeling that Mich a set-up would vest too much power in one school board. Tinder the plan, a six-man board would have had broad administrative powers over the one large district. Second Plan Presented The election was called by the Pemisoot County school board nn- r Senate Bill 307 which went In- effect July 1, 19*8, and concerns school district reorganization. The election became mandatory after the county board submitted the plan to the Missouri State Board of Edu. cation, which approved It. Another plan, calling for reduction of the 27 districts to 15. was •nbmitleri to the state board later, but no nctton was t^iken on it. According to Missouri law. another election on a school district merger, proposal cannot be held until a year after the one held yester- - ' • Police Chief Announces New Policies on Traffic Violations Chief .f r.Uce John f««ter today ,,mr4 all mUriaU to "««lt *"* * Citj '•"- - •"*- - •"•« "It bai been Ihe practice .f a number .f m«tomU U .uch , ic k. ls , Chie , F ., ur MW . ^ tt i nlnf ttmmm IN ^ "«•««< aa «»«l««aB.r violation, , nd warrants will b* .worn O at aiainst the ri.lalor.." "This IntludM tickets for nvlrr npiration l>n«. overparkln, 1. restrieUd (in,, M J« ln •tricled .ones," Chief FesUr aaid. launrh"!!" f ",^ *"* ™* ""S W ' lnnin « tomorrow a drive will b. ^rZ^L" - 1 ? 1 •?* tMi 'i s . " arkin « : "" '• »»'T. in ri«UH. B ., «it r • rdinane*. "A city ordinance require, that all allew |« ke ,,t rlear at all t.mw," he M W, "and In the part ,. out "' r •«» , tomorrow we are (oin r to itart erackinr doinv their ^ i. .Uey, wl.l h, v , .. fl»d ..L.£ Recovery is Slow for Many Polio Victims in Convalescent Centers Better Classing Facilities Seen For This Year •MEMPHIS, Aug. 31— Mv_A government official said yesterday farmers in the south central area can be assured of "reasonably fast" claMification of their cotton thK area man- Clyde C. AfcWhorler. - ager of the Production and Marketing Administration, said he forsws log-jam such last year when as was caused farmers sought day-- . Tht innexationt of school districts were approved during the past year by the Peml.scot County school board, reducing the number of district* from 30 to 37. A few other mergers on the district level are possible during the next year. Mr. Hamlett said.. Armorei District Schools to Open Monday Morning R. W. Nichols, superintendent of |jfh» Armorei Schools, said today ~hat classes would begin Monday, after registration in all of the schools in that system—Armorei, Huffman, Forty and Eight. Tomato, and the Mississippi county Training School. Only one vacancy exists in the faculty and that is * fourth grade teacher at the training school, for Negro**. The teaching staff includes' Ar- morei elementary—First and Second, Miss Marguerite Matthews- Second and Third, Miss Cleo Culver Third and Fourth, MM. Alice " ' " 'and Sixth, Mrs. Armorei Junior and Senior High —English, MISS Nancy Wornvac'k; Social Science, John Haley- Science and head coach.-\v. T. pillow- and Mathematics, Mrs. R. w. Nichols. Huffman — Mrs. Milton Dallas and Mrs. w. O. Auten. i Forty and Eight - Mr. and Mrs ™V. A. Lewis. Tonuto — Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Womsck; fifth G. A .Whitten. Nccdham. Missis-lppi .Countv School — Training lonns. He said new offices have been established and some old ones enlarged. Government classification of the cotton u required before the farmer can obtain, the BO per cent Parity loan firom the credit corporation. Mrs. "'f-rWhort-j -jnnovnr'4 the estab- lishmenl of lemporarv offic«s at Blytheville, Ark., which will handle cotton from clay, Greene, Craighead. Poinsett a n ri \ric«tc.<*...< t who ' Although no new poliomyelitis cases were reported yesterday, health officials said today that many o f the county's US victims were still in convalescent centers and this treatment for many to prevent crippling would continue for many months. In this connection authorities for the Arkansas Association for the Crippled, Inc., said today that two Wilson children were discharged from the Children's Convalescent Center at Jacksonville last week walking exceptionally well They are: Doris McMillen, 3, daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee Mc- MUlen; ,nd Hoy Ashley, 7, son of Mr. >nd Mfs. Oscar Ashley. Eleven-year-old Jerry Stilwell son of Mr. ,nd Mrs. Paul Stillwell ° f Osceoia, was discharged but is walking wilh temporary crutches Stanley Mask, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Mask, who live at the Air Base, also left with a brace and temporary crutches, which officials TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Bribe Charge False, Vaughan Asserts Legion Calls for Support Of All Anti-Red Groups By Lee Und PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31. (AP)— The American Legion called on the United States today to support "any patriotic iroupf or organizations of Chinese" who would fight communist*. The resolution, drafted by the Ugion'a foreign relations committee, was adopted unanimously. A contrary proposal, reported under discussion early this week, to "write off" China as lost was not offered The Legion's 31st annual convention adopted th* resolution which asserts that: "Our long friendship and participation in common causes with the Chinese impels us to reject defeat- Ism imd abandonment of this area to communist aggressors." The veterans' organization moved to "appeal to the Chinese people to throw out all foreign Ideologies which are aimed at establishment of totalitarianism domination of the Chinese people In the Interest of a foreign power.** The resolution did not specify what it meant by "support." It urged the U.S. government to "lend Its immediate aid In forming a regional pact" under the UN charter which would unite "those Ireedom-loving countries of the Pa cific and far eastern area . preserve individual liberties." to The Other Reaotntlons convention adopted unani- said possibly could soon. b« discarded Un <>»' PrJvett. 5, daughter of - - Privitt. lO f ' " ilssippi I head Poinsett and . ,_„„ Counties. This is designed to relieve the Little Rock office. Completely new quarters at Hay- tl, Mo., will »jye prompt service on all cotton 'frown -in Missouri, he said, and a supplemental office in Memphis will care for a much larger volume of cotton. Notion's Traffic Death Rote Shows Decided Drop CHICAGO, Aug. 3I-</J>)_Th ville has no crippling and turned home. Dorothy wil Willingham, was one of the first transfers steps to the center took her first last week. , th « Past week only one child from .this county, John Spen" 0( Robert sions. ^-, Blytheville was among admis- Authorities warned parents with children in the center to leave them there as long „ the physicians aemsed. Some parents were reported "p be removing their children be- treatment could rt l- . e ««tive and were possibly mileage-death rate for the nation's j .Lv.,,1 ... -"- »~~..«j traffic accidents in the first half * e " e " ln K 'heir children enough to of 1849 hit an all-time low of i P ' permlm "> t "covery. 6.8. This milestone in traffic accident prevention was reported today by the National Safety Council. It was the first time in the history of such record-keeping hat the half-year rate has b«n less than seven deaths for each! 100.000,000 miles of vehicular travel. Dyersburg Firm Gets Contract New Levee ver, rose slightly in July. For July the death toll 2,3;>0. an increase of 2 p the 2.790 July toll of 19*,. At the end of seven months the 1949 death total was 16,540. still one per cent under the 16,100 j Award of a contract in the ap- ow-. proximate amount of »101.138.0o to I Pioneer Contracting Company, Inc.. er cent f-S.Sr*"^"- fOT '"< «"«'""- I a >_ ! *L - * as six mii&s of new levee : east bank of the St. Fran- n count at the end of July, 1948. Airmen Bail Out Safely SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 31— MV- Fourteen men parachuted to safety from a 21.000-foot altitude yesterday after their B-29 bomber caught fire near here. Fifteen /Jier plane. Missing ,, "k 1 " 1 County. Mo., today by Col. Louis f ° S t he Memphis District, Corps of Engineers. The work will involve the placing of approximately 610.000 cubic yards of material to create a levee of project size in the St. Francis Basin. The contractor will have 180 calendar days after being notified to proceed, in which to complete the were aboard the *ork. However, no work will be re- co-pllot Jack ' • mously these other resolutions of the foreign policy committee : Endorsement of the United Nations, the Marshal Plan and the North Atlantic Pact. "We urge the pact countries," the resolution asserts, "to help in the strengthening of the United Nations charter so that eventually it will be the United Nations and not the North Atlantic countries that will police world aggressors." "We are opposed to communism under any cloak. Appeasement of the aggressor constitutes surrender of our freedom on the installment plan." • ;P 'We tirge-the »tate" aepartmwl. to use all practical meana to »«t the truth of the American way of life throughout the world." This was » reference to the Voice of America radio broadcast program*. "Inclusion of a greater proportion of specially selected and training non-political personnel . * , in Ui*diplomatic service." The Legion's national commander declared the organization's major 1850 fight will be against ttx goT- ernment's economy move which he said "threatens to strangle" veterans' rights. Commander Perry Brown of Beaumont, Texas, in his report to the Jlst national convention called for strong opposition to "economy at the expense of the veterans." He said "the disabled veterans are being caught silently In i play which threatens to strangle law". their rights under the The commander said these "Jolting developments" must be corrected: "Slashes in Veterans Administration appropriations." "Reductions in VA personnel." 'Proposals to merge all federally- operated hospitals which would mean the destruction of the VA as an exclusive veterans' agency. 1 ' "Moves to dilute veterans' preference in government employment." Brown called on the Legion to "stand rigidly for a policy of retention of our atomic bomb secrete until such time when these can be turned over with full confidence to the United Nations." And, he said. Ihe Legion must continue its fight "to Eliminate the RobesonDeclares He's on Offensive Singer Soys He Will Appear All Over United States NEW YORK, Allg 31. (fl'j-Paul Robeson, declaring that "from now on out, we lake the offensive," vows he'll return to Peekskill, N. Y., where a riot broke up his scheduled concert Saturday night. The Negro singer spoke last night to a crowd of 3,000 cheering supporters at a Harlem rally protesting the riot, which started after veterans' groups staged an anti-communist rally outside the concert grove. "I want to warn the Legion," the singer declared, "that I have been to Memphis, Temi., and Florida and I'll be In Peekskill again." Robeson referred to attendance at last night's rally—which Included 1,000 persons standing outside the doors, and said "they've got their answer here tonight. I don't see any Legion here tonight. ."We'll have our meetings and our concerts all over the United states The sure way to get police protection is to make it clear we will protect ourselves." Hobeson and his supporters havs charged Westchester County officials with laxity in not providing police protection at the riot I.KGIONNAIRE TRUMAN WAVES TO I>H1LAUEM>IIIANS- Piw- irtent Harry Truman, his Missouri Legionnaire cap perched on his head waves to Philadelphia crowds from an automobile as he toured the city prior to his speech before the 31st American Legion convenlon The President's smiling "aides" are Commander Perry Brown of Texas (lett) in Peekskill. a wooded picnic grove outside Law officials of the county are investigating the disturbance on orders from Oov. Thomas E, Dewey At the meeting, attendant* passed out copies of a civil right congress newsletter," and other reading matter, including the Communist newspaper, The, Daily Worker MThe' e*rtl - kfrSts'^oohgress^ of the sponsors of the Pwksklll concert. Is listed as a subversive organization by the Justice Depart- during the period of Decem- (V.N.I veto in'all matters Involving aggression ,in the limitation of of world arms production and In the establishment of an adequate and effective world peace force." Ru "'?!l.f llot Burned to Soviets By G. K. HculrnfM-ld VIENNA. Austria. Aug. 31-,,,-,- Sowet pilot Anatole Barsov voluntarily returned today to the Red Army f rom wn | ch he (led as a Political refugee last October, demar bl -' ef c " elnon ^ at the z<>Ilal oritles handecf him over to a group of Russian officers. .7*je transfer was made on the B« linking Unz In the I i Urfahr in the Russl miles from the where Barsov and P' a « on 'V » "* American airl.ase l *'° ° ther Rl«wi»n in a twin- a engined bomber b st oct 9 „ Beo " formally turnin ally turning Barsov Americans ^n.^Ahr R &,uV':s in the decision he had made July 28 when he told the Soviet embassy In Washington he "repentrt" w, EISES," 1 " «"** te *° *% Barsov was flown here from the US. on Aug. 24. Tins morning American Army authorities received in- sanctions from th« »tata ment to return Barsov to the proper authorities. Barsov and his navigator Plotr Pirogov flew their bomber from an £..,!" the w«tern Ukraine after what Ihey said was more than a S-ear of planning. They were accompanied by , Russian sergeant who was handed back to Soviet authorities at hl s own request. , h M , l . n '° O ' f ' ce « «•«" Uken to the United States last February. In a news conference at Unz af J" ' he Plane crashed here Barsov said he w»s opposed to the communist Ideology although he had been a candidate for party membership. He said all Russian officers must apply for membership or face serious investigation. U. Oen. Geoffrey Keyes, American high commissioner to Austria declined to make any .statement on the Incident. On« Army spokesman said the «tat* department «cted eral in this headr iarters "There arc n t least two Americans missing !„ the Russian zone oi Austria and at least Uo Americans missing m the Russian zone of Germany," he said. American circles in Vienna speculated on Barsov's probable fate It was noted that Russia's latest not to Yugoslavia contained * bitter denunciation of deserters. It must be noted that the Soviet people and the Soviet public do "ot respect deserter.!," that note to Russia's one-time ally said. 'Even less so can they harbor anything resembling love. Furthermore, it Is generally known that the soviet people -md the soviet public despise deserters." American sources said they e x- P*ctcd Barsov to be used for pfopa- |«nda attacks against the United New York Stocks Closing Quotations- AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler Coc a Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester ', National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studebaker Standard of N J ... Texas Corp J C Penney Co U 3 Steel Southern Pacific Sears Roebuck .... 71 3-4 .... =7 1-4 28 1-2 .... 51 3-4 158 7-8 .... 37 1-4 61 7-8 52 5-8 10 1-8 26 : .... 20 • ... 13 5-8 . ... 11 t-S .... IS .... 22 1-8 67 3-8 .... 53 1-2 50 1-2 22 1-2 38 1-2 «1 Eight Nominated For Leachville School Directors Petitions filed in school districts for the election of new school board directors to date Indicate that in only one district there will be B contest. In Leachville eight petitions have been filed for the two vacancies and five of the eight persons petitioning are asking for election for the five-year term. Three are seeking election for a two-year term. W. L. Bryant and C. E. Buck L... the latest to be added to the list of director candidates. Mr Buck is seeking election for the five-year term and Mr. Bryant for a two- year term. Others seeking election for the fur-year term are: R. F. (Bob) Shipley, Eardi R. shannon. Rusj Cro-iell and E. S. Robins. Two-year term candidates are Virgil S Johnson, O. B. (Booie) Ray and Mr. Bryant. The election Is to be conducted September 27. Petitions will be received by the County Board of Education to have the candidates names appear on the ballot until September 6. Each petition must have the names of 20 qualified electors before a petitioned candidate will have hts name on the ballot. Postage Meter Speeds Mailing Of Parcels Here A parcel post meter, designed [o speed up the handling of parcel post packages, -. .K'niaced in operation at the Blytheville Post Office today. Postmaster Ros, Stevens said this morning. The electrically operated meter manufactured by the Pitney-Bowes Company of Memphis ha.s been Installed at the parcel post window and should eliminate some of the | time customers heretofore consumed waiting at the parcel port and Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. Ap Whephoto). Cotton Picking Champ Seeks His Third Title Eugene Shinatilt, twice crowned world's champion cotton picker yesterday became the first entrant in the loth annual National Cotton Picking Contest to be siwnsored In Blytlieville October 6-7 by tin Chamber or Commerce. e Junior He will defend the title he won In both the 1946 and 1048 contest and will be seeking his third bundle of 1,000 one-dollar bills-the cash award that goes to the first place winner.* Today. Mr. Shlnault was scheduled to begin "practicing" for the contest by picking cotton nn Hie H. D. Jackson farm two miles the southeast of Blytheville Clear Lake Road. Mr. Jackson is Ihe planter who Is growing the cotton that will be picked during the contest. The 50- acre contest plot Is not located on the Jackson tnnn. however, but is immediately east of Walker Park. It Is owned by Jack pin ley Robinson, Blytheville ginner and ImpJe- ment dealer. An official entry blank was signed by Mr. Shlnaiilt ymtcrdny afternoon in the office of Jack Rawlings, general chairman of the contest committee. While Mr. Shinault Is the first to enter this year's event, several inquiries have been recch-cd and other entries are expected to be received at a gradually increasing rate throughout the next month. In winning Inst year's contest the 44-yfcnr-old 82.93 pounds ill minutes. He won the IMG event by picking 105 pounds in one hour and 45 minutes. This year's cnntest will be the eighth contest In which Mr. Shinault has picked. He has won cash awards In all of the previous seven. H"'e la Compete. Ton His wife. I.aura, also will enter this ye.ir's event, Mr. Shlnault snirt champion picked one hour and 2 yesterday. Tills be her third not contest. She won the .<2S fonrtli- place award In the Women's Division last year. Mr. Shinault said he hn.s decided on a sponsor yet. but thnt ie has had several offers from ilantcrs and businessmen who want to sponsor him by paying the SIO entry fee. Three Escaped Girls Captured Some of Escapees Were Same Who Led Earlier Otubreak LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 31. fAP) — Three of the eight girls who fled the Arkansas Girls' Training School were apprehended early today—several hours after the second mass break at the Institution In n dfiys. It was the first disorder that touched ofl a grand jury Investigation and led to the Indictment of two former school officials on charges of mistreatment of teen- ageci Inmates. Six of the cli-ht girls who broke away last night after tattering down two doors at the main dormitory were involved In the earlier rumpus. The school is 16 miles southwest of here. Saline County Sheriff p rc d Nfar- tln said he found Htlth Ann Watts, 18. Crawfordsviile, Tenn.; Arrtlth Pettigrcw. 14. Port Smith and Clara Northdur/t, 14, of near Fayetleville, hitch-hlitlng on the Little highway. He said the trio used "bad words" and that the Walls and Pcttimew girls swore that they would make another attempt to escape.. Tncy were ring-leaders in the Aug. 14 episode. Still at large were: Juanita Elsie Truman's Aide Discloses FBI Had Investigated Rumors of $10,000 Fee Groundless, Committee is Told By OUver W. JVe Wort WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (AP)—Maj. Gen. Harry H Vaughan told senators today the .FBI once looked into and found groundless — a cliurjre that he accepted a 510,000 bribe to."fix" an income tax case. The big, bluff White House military aide also acknowledged that he got a Democratic campaign contribution last fnll from a lawyer who had come to hl-n earlier seeking a convicted of black pardon for a i . ...... _____ mu ul market liquor deato."BuTva'u8han insisted there was no connection between those events and the parole given to Hie convicted man Senator McCarthy (R-wts) fired the questions about the two Inci- denls. it was sometimes stormy session during which McCarthy declared he wns withdrawing a statement he made yesterday. ' At that time, McCarthy said h« h ^ ""= /""IB "I' olong-and still felt—that Vaughnn did not pro/It personally from any of hts various intercessions with the government, 'I am fains to ask that ihe, last half or that statement be stricken from the record," McCarthy said today, "that part In wbkh 'I said that still wa* my opinion." Before Vaughan was dismissed from the witness chair and tin hearing recessed until tomorrow, i« also wns developed that Vaughan «nd purchased automobiles for friends. McCarthy said an Oltlsmoblle purchased in 1947 for Mrs. Morris Ca- vanaiigh, of Spring Green, Wis., turned up In the black market 10 days later »t a price of tSfOb: ' Vaughan acknowledged buylni the' car for her. He'ifcd the news that It was black-marketed "ia very much a surprise to me." McCarthy said Mrs. Cavanangh admitted that she "black-marketed" a 'Buick and a Cadillac the same month. Vaughan identified the lawyer In the pardon case as William H. Neblett and described him as a lan partner of the late Senator William Olblw McAdoo of California. Vaiighan said the convicted llquoi black marketer was Robert Gould of Cincinnati. As for the campaign contribution Vaughni! said "I don't think II could have been over a couple ol hundred dollars." Connections Denied When McCarthy suggested there might be so;ne Jink between the contribution and Gould's parole Vaughan said: I don't think that had a thing to do with it, senator." Concerning Ncbletfs visit to him n connection with ths Gould case, Vaughan said he referred Neblett Bock to the Justice Department. Vanghan .said the FBI Invcstiga- •c last I " ri!I - 1(i ' TpXHi-krmn; Edith Raw. .•orkcn En Kliind: Joan Hacny, 15. Li Mr. anil Mrs. Shlnaull have been j ^ 1111 ,"" s ' IB ' : ' lltlc Rock: Juanita n Detroit and Memphis sinri "'" "" "" '" year's contest. FIc formerly v; it the Ford plant In Detroit. They lave resided in Mer-phis for the mt .several months while Mr. Shinalill has been taking a course n installation and tnaintonance of nir-comlitioiifng equipment. The cotton harvest, however, always draws him to Mississippi iounty fields. He said he plans to return to Mnnnhl.s ami resume hts atr-condittoning course after the cotton picking sea.son. New York Cotton NEW VORK. Aug. 31. (AP)-Cot- High Low Last 6 2»8» ion wa, unofficial but probaNy MO- window. According to Mr. Stevens this machine works this way: The window clerk weighs the parka&e. computes the fee, takes the money and presses a lever on the meter. Out .omcs a small printed label, gummed and even automatically moistened complete with postage plus a city postmark and date of mailing. The new device Is similar to the • Uigc meters used by business firms under govern men I license to stamp and seal letters and to prepay parcel post charges in office and shipping rooms. The new machine eliminates the need for storing, selecting and affix r nir stamps to packages Postage fees from one cent to SIO arc Issued instantly by the Baptists at Yarbro To Erect Church; Site is Selected The 24-chartcr members of the First Baptist Church ol Vnrbro plan to begin collection of funds soon for the erection of a $10.000 building. Sufficient funds for the acquisition of the church site has been solicited from the membership, and the building will be located on the K. W. Chapman property near the Yarbro School. The church was organised about three weeks ago by the Rev. Parker Hay who came to Yarbro to conduct a revival meeting and started organization of the church. Since the organization, two deacons have been selected, and the group has been meeting at the school. Tlie new building will Include Sunday School rooms and a bap- tistry as well as the auditorium. The Hev. Mr. Hay. a teacher at the Oosnell School, had been pastor of a church at Harwoocl. Mo, prior to coming to Yarbro. His wife and two children arc now living In Yarbro. i . . . Little Rock and Rita Plckens, 10, Port Smith. Mrs. Lavadna Prnilt, head matron. said one of the girls yelled as she fled into the darkness: "Not, a damn one of you is going to stop us now." The Watts and Mtillirus girls prc- lion of the report of j "fix" in an income tax case came about as the result of a "request of a member of the prc.ss" to the Fill. He never did identify this member of the pre.ss. But Col. C. J. Mara, assistant White House military aide, later said that for some time before the investigation a "vicious campaign" had been carried on ngain-st Vnutfhan by Columnist Drew Pearson. Mara was put in the witness chair and tcsiilled that he had talked wlfh the FBI about it and was Informed that Vaughan was "completely exonerated." Later. Mara said the man he lalk- - i attorney general. He said Ford had Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy: few scattered thundersbowcrs in thR ea.st and south portions thl.s afternoon and In extreme southeast portion Thursday; partly cloudy and a little cooler in central portion tonliiht. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, fair tonight and Thursday; cooler this afternoon north and extreme west portion: continued quite cool tonight and Thursday; low tonight 50-55 extreme north to near 60 south portion; high Thursday near upper 10's. Minimum this morning—(56. Maximum yesterday—89 Sunset today—6:28. , Sunri.se tomorrow—,">:3:?. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m. today—none. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— 77.5. This Date I.isl Vear Maximum this morning—67, Maximum, yesterday—92. : See PKOlJliRS on Pajc 12 Board of Trade To Elect Officers, Directors Tonight New directors snd oflicr.rs for the craning ye?.r Kill be elected tonight at a stockholders' meeting of the Blytheville Board ol Trade at the Legion Hut. The meeting will start at 6:30 and a supper will be served. W.F McDanlcl, manager ol Fedral Compress Co. oj BlythevlUe, ^ !he retiring president. A board of 12 directors will be elected tonight and election of officers from the l»ard membership will follow. Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. 31—(/Pj—Grain quotations: Soybeans: High Low Sloscf Nov 235 328'. M4'} Dec 234'. 223 234'/ Mar 23J\ 228 233V k f ay 3M-!i 225 230)

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