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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 137 Blytheville Daily New* BlythevUle Courier Blythevtlle Herald Miisiutppi valley THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES 75-Cent Minimum Wage Wins Okay By U. S. Senators By John Chadwirk WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (AP)—An increase in the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour- was virtually assured today. . The Senate voted for it yesterday; the House did so earlier. All that remains now is for the two branches to *m:prormse other points in the bills each passed to revise he 1938 wage-hour law. The principal Issue to be settled concerns employes covered by the law. The House bill would remove about 1,000,000 workers from coverage. The Senate provided exemptions for an estimated 250,000 or so. mainly in retail stores. With the Senate taking a week's rest and the house on vacation until Sept. 21, efforts to iron out tbe differences will be delayed. But when the Senate late yesterday passed by voice a vote a bill lifting the wage floor to 75 cents, the administration chalked up a major victory for a part of President Truman's program. The measure wasn't just what Democratic leaders wanted. They would have preferred a bill broadening the coverage of the wage- hour law. But they gave up hopes of that in a drive to win the 75- cent minimum. Some 22,600,000 workers are covered by the law, but Senator Pepper <D-Fla) manager of the bill, said that only about 1,500,000 of them now are being paid less than 75 cents an hour. He figured the higher minimum would cost the employers $365,800,000 annually in wage payments. Senator Bllender (D-Fla) led a *fiove to hold the minimum down ^to 65 cents until the end of 1950 and then to let it vary - between 55 and 75 cents with changes in the cost of living. ' The Senate rejected that on a roll call vote, 51 to 26, and then defeated various compromise proposals which Ellender offered. Ellender argued that a sudden boost nation into a depression. By * vote of 54 to 20, the Senate also turned down an amendment of Senator Pulbright (D-Ark) providing for a increase to a 75-cent minimum wage for companies with less than 50 employes but not larger companies. Senator Trft of Ohio, the Republican policy leader, joined Pep-; I per andiother administration »pok- esmen hi fighting efforts to set the minimum below 75 "bents.. He called it a "«erjr reasonabte" figure; Burette Faculty Selected; School To Begin Monday *TBurdette schools will begin the fall term with registration of students Monday and classwork will start Tuesday, it was announced yesterday by Superintendent ol Schools L. H. Mr. Autry said the faculty for Ihe ensuing school year will be composed of Ihe following teachers; High school: principal and junior high school mathematics, Mrs. J. J. Morgan; social science, Clifford C. Rotton; English, Mrs. J. S. Patterson; co.ii.li nnd science, Charles Sims; business. Earl Snyder, Jr.; home economics. Miss Ccda Lee; library and study hall, Mrs. L .H. Autry; and music. Mrs. Eddie Saliba. Oracle school: first grade. Miss lois Fields and Mrs. Charles Sims; second. Mrs. Virginia Dunaway and Jii^-s George Anne stillwell; third. •Wiss Vcrna "Marie McKowen; fourth. Mrs. Russell Duffer; fifth. Mrs. Doyle Turner: sixth. Mrs. Ray Oliver, and Mrs. Hilton Stephanson. McCo//o Heads Blytheville's Board of Trade Fan-is McCalla last night was elected president of the Biytheville Board of Trade when that group had its annual meeting at the American Legion Hut. Mr. McCalJa succeeds W. P. McDaniel. Other officers elected include L. t. Ward, Jr., vice president, and J. P. Lenti, secretary-treasurer. Members of the board of directors include Mr. McCalla, Mr. Ward, Burton Settoon. B. G. West, R. D. Hughes, E. J. Cure. A. R. Wet«n- kamp, Matt Monaghan, B. B. Goodman, Charles Langston. Jack Robinson and Mr. McDanlel. Approximately 200 persons, including people from Memphis and Missouri, attended the meeting. Following the business session, barbecue dinner was served. Petitioners Ask Re-Election of G. B. Segraves •G. B. Segraves, Osceola attorney was nominated ' by petition, filed yesterday with the County Board of Education, to represent Zone Three on the County Board of Education. .Mr. Segraves was elected two years ago to nil the unexpired term of Charles Sullenger, who moved from the county. » In order to have his name before petition Polio Strikes Again In Mississippi County Ann Carter, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Carter. 17^ CMck?=awba Street, was taken to the hospital yesterday as Mlssis- snni County's 147 poliomyelitis victim. f'he was adm'..cd to St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, yesterday afternoon, and -some weakness had developed ' her rl-jht arm. Her father accompanied her to the hospital and was expected to return today, but no condition rc- P°" available. Weother Arkansas forecast: Fair; cooler In gii-jth and central portions tonight; Vriday fair and cool. Missouri forecast: Fair and cooler tonight; Friday fair and warmer; low tonlsht «8-52 south portion; hnh Friday 75-82. Minimum this morning— 56. .Maximum yesterday— 91. Sunset today— 6:27. Sunrise tomorrow— 5:33 Precipitation 24 hours 'to 7am. toilay — none. . Me»n temp«?»ture (midw»y between high and Jow>— 7SS . TU» Dmtt L*rt T« Minimum U»J» Predpttattoa J»n. I to thte date "2^'^* ' '~"f : v*ir ii -'-«*i t» -yi~-au' i^iflril ejcctora representing districts in the ibird zone had to be filed . Towns included In the ,, c „„ Luxora, Keiser, Etowah »nd Osceola. The County Boaj-d of Education is •composed ol.. ; » member; from each of- four zones in the county and the. county fchool supervisor John Mayes. If elected, Mr. Segraves will serve for five years. Others on the board include C. F. Tompkins, chairman C. B. Childress, P. A. Rogers, and C. J. Lowrance. The new member will be elected In the annual school election Sei>- tember 24. There have been no petitions Bled for candidates other than Mr Se- S" V Ir bUt Si * dftys remaln ^ore the flung deadline. At the election local directors will be selected for 16 districts, bond issues decided in eight and financial budgets approved or rejected, along with millage decided to be used for school purposes. Work Nearly Finished On Approach to Bridge MEMPHIS, Sept. I-WJL-i. West Memphis approach to „« Mississippi R i ver bridge is nearing completion, it will be opened to traffic one day next week, officials said today. R. M. Williams, superintendent of the construction, said work Is progressing on the last 1100-foot- part of the sou' 1 - roadway. The north roadway was completed first and already is being used. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: ______ Amer Tobacco ...] Anaconda Copper ' Beth Steel ...... Chrysler ..... '.'.'.'.'. Coca Cola Gen Electric .'[".' Gen Motors ...'." Montgomery Ward N Y Central National Distillers Republic Steel Radio ........ ;;" Socony Vacuum " Studcbaker ____ "' Standard of N J '.'.' J C Penney ____ "' Texas Corp 144 1-8 72 27 1-4 26 7-8 51 5-8 159 3-8 37 61 7-8 52 3-4 10 1-4 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Courier Newi Photo THIRD TIME ALSO A CHAKM?-The only entrant ever to win the world's cotton picking championship twice, Eugene Shinault (seated) signs an entry blank to become the first contestant to enter the 1949 National cotton Picking Contest, to be held here Oct. 6-7. Looking on as the defending champion prepares to make his bid for a third title and $1.000 first prize are Jack Rawlings (right), general chairman for the Jaycee-sponsored contest, and MUs Martha Dale Dixon, who was runner-up in the Jaycecs- -Miss Biytheville" beauty pageant this summer. -2 20 20 11 16 22 68 5-8 'War of Nerves' Loses Momentum President Optimistic During Interview Despite Balkan Row WASHINGTON, Sept. 1—</?•)— President Truman said today the war on nerves between the Communists and democratic .nations Is slackening up very much. He expressed hope it would end in surrender as did the World War II shooting conflict. The President made the comment at his news conference on the I0th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of Poland. He did not say so but implied that the surrender he hoped for would be that of the foes of the : aemdcratic .nations. / .-" ' , Asked for comment on the anniversary, Mr. Truman said he was exceedingly happy that the shooting war did not continue and regretted that it was followed by a war of nerves. He said he hoped the war of nerves would end likewise in surrender. When a. reporter asked what he meant by surrender, he said he meant Jiist that. Pressed for his opinion on the present stage of the war of nerves he said he thought it Is slackening up very much. Later on. Mr. Truman said he was hopeful that the war on nerves will cease soon. When it does he said everybody will then be in a mood for peace, the United Nations would then work as it should and we should have generations of w/rld peace. But he had nothing to say about Soviet troop movements in the vicinity of Yugoslavia. Secretary of State Acheson described those yesterday as part of the soviet War on Nerves. New Propaganda Blasts BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Sept. 1 —</Pj—Yugoslavia's official newspaper charged today Russia is getting $50,000,000 for selling out Yugoslav, claims to a slice of Southern Austria. The charge was the lastest propaganda blast in the war of nerves between Russia a n d Yugoslavia. The dispute has been highlighted by rumors of Soviet troop concentrations on Yugsiavia's borders, counlermoves by Marshnl Tito's army and stories of sabotage inside this Balkan country. The newspaper Borba. voice of Tito's government, put the 550,000,000 price tag on what it called Russia's "betrayal" of Yugoslavia. September 7 Brings Lowest Temperature ' Since 25th Day in May Blythcvllle's first 1949 September day brought the lowest temperature Parade Plans Take Form For '49 Cotton Contest The "big parade" opening the two-day 10th annual National Col- Jon Picking contest is scheduled to get under way at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. The p.irade time was set last night at a meeting ol the cotton picking contest committee. It will be the first such event to be held In connection with the contest, which is sponsored annually by the Jun- reading since May. Weather observer R. E. Blaylock reported the mercury went as low as 56 early this morning. Thai's the coolest it's been here since May 25 when the temperature dipped to a minimum of 51. 59 1-2 Yesterday's high was 91 degrees. ior Chamber of Commerce. Plans for the parade are being advanced by. Robert Ijpscomb and Jack Chaniblfn, co-chairmen of the event. In addition to numerous commercial and non-commercial floats, massed high school banns from throughout this area will be a feature of the parade. Mr. Lipsccmb said school bands from Northeast Arkansas, Southeast Missouri and West Tennessee will be invited. A band contest is being planned and aWSrds will -be presented the winners. Added committees, to handle various phases of the contest program were named last night by Jack Rawlings, general chairman of the contest. Charles Moore was appointed heart of the committee to plan the annual luncheon held on the contest day to honor special guests attending the event. A. S. Harrison, Jennings Bailey and T.F. (Doc) Dean will serve as masters of ceremonies for the two-day contest program. Johnson Blackwell was named coordinator of judges and Roland Bishop will head the reception committee. Other appointments include: Kemp Whisenhunt ,in charge of platform and backdrop for afternoon program; Lloyd Wise, weights committee; Mike Yatcs, public ad dress systems; Wade Lee, ushers and grandstand boxes: Marshall Blackard, in charge of field judges: A.S. Harrison, row markers; and Bill Crawford, scales. $3 Cotton Picking Wage Set by Young Farmers In Cast Craighead County J O N E S B O B O, Sept. '— . Young farmers in Eastern Craig- heart county have worked out a price formula for cotton pickers which depends entirely on the market price of lint cotton. The Monette chapter. Young Farmers of Arkansas, voted overwhelmingly this week to pay the pickers the nearest round figure to ten percent of the market price for lint cotton. Thus, if lint cotton Is marketed at or near 30 cents a pound, the pickers would get three dollars a hundred pounds for their work. All of the ISO YFA members present agreed to abide by the proposal and urged other farmers in the area to follow the formula. Soybeans P-l SOYBEANS .. . 8m..y Ight CHICAGO, Sept. 1—m—Soybean quotations: High Low Close Dec 235 1 . 232 232-32 Mar 23-i'i 231'i 231-V, 231 228'i 228K Pasteurizing Plants Balk at Price Demands LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. (/T)—An apparently fujl.scale milk war be- jiween. PftyK'.'. .tyd.^ Little Hock paslcurizl;i B 'plants started today. ; Fifteen plants rejected milk delivered by producers who demanded $5 per hundred weight. The plants are offering '..80. The main showdown came at Terry Dairy Product Co,, where several distributors were meeting with President Fred W. Terry. A 4.000-gallon load of milk from the Central Arkansas Milk Producers Association rolled up to unload. Association President L. V. Reid Sylvanla, offered the milk at the $5 price. Terry replica, "$4.80 Is our price." Keitl .said "docs that mean we are not to unload?" Terry repeated his previous offer of S4.80. Held ordered the big truck to proceed to a plant, at Carlisle. 6,000 Farmers See Soil Conservation Work at College JONESBORO, Sept. l-//I>j-More than 0,000 IKrsons looked on totlay as parts of the massive Arkansas State College farm got a complete face lifting. The occasion was the annual Soil Conservation Day for the Crowlcy Ridge District of the Soil Conservation Service. The Jonesboro chamber of Commerce Is co-sponsor. About 100 tractors were being used in the demonstration, which includes breaking, fertilizing and seeding about 55 acres, construction of fences, ponds and drainage ditches. Indiana Man Elected Head of Legionnaires PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1. f/Pi — The American Legion today elected George N. Craig, 40-year-old Brazil, Ind., attorney as national commander. He is the first veteran of World War II ever named to the post. Craig reached the needed majority of 1,673 voles when Texas gave him 104 of Its 106 votes. He succeeds retiring commander Perry Brown of Beaumont. Tex. See KARI.Y STORY on Pa t e 9 Pearson Asserts Vaughan Sought Aid for Oil Man Justice Department Official is Quoted To Support Allegation ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 1. (AH)— Rep. Keaiinc (D-NY) today railed litr the resignation of MaJ. Gen. Harry Vaafhan as president Truman's military aide. WASHINGTON. Sept. 1. (AP) _ Drew Pearson testified today (hut MaJ. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan telephoned the Justice Department In IMC "nsklng some intervention" In (he income tax case of a New Orleans oil man. The columnist took the witness chair in the Senate's "five percent- er" Investigation shortly after a White House news conference at which President Truman said ViuiKhnn would stay on as his Army aide. Pearson Identified the case us that of W. T. Burton, New Orleans oil man," ami a "very good friend of William JSclls." The columnist said Burton had been tried twice on Income tnx fraud charges, and on both occasions the jury failed to agree. He went on to testify that Burton was .subsequently Indicted and convicted of a charge of Jury bribing. "There was a lot of maneuvering to prevent his conviction," Pearson said. He said he learned of Vauglian's purported interest In the case from Jnmes p. McCJranery, now U. S. Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. At the lime, 194fi, McGranrry was the assistant lo the then attorney general, Tom Clark. ^s Pearson .said ho wns 'in McGran- ery's office, and that while he was there Vanghnn telephoned Mc- Grancry "asking some Intervention in the Burton cii.se." McGranery, Penrson continued, told him about it. Pearson added: "McGranery made the statement he was darned If he was going to stand for any political Influence In the case." Pearson said that in November or December of 1946, "rumors cropped up in Louisiana that, large contributions had been made In the Knnsrffi City primaries in order to prevent a conviction in -the Burton case." Pearson had asked the committee to hear him. He said he wanted to deny that he prompted un FBI Investigation of a report that Vanghan had accepted a bribe in an Incom* tax case. The committee rjuestloncc Vanghan about the FBI investigation yesterday. He told them it wns initiated by a "member of the pi-ess," but he did nol name Pearson as the man. Later. Col. C. J. Mara, nsslstnnt to VniiRhnn. said that at the time the ir.vestlgtion was launched Pearson was conducting a "vicious campaign" against Vauehan. Mara also testified that the FBI "completely exonerated" Vanghan, Truman Declines to Elaborate. Mr. Truman did nol elntxirate when he said that Vauflhan would continue as his army aide. His announcement brought some sharp criticism from Republican members of the Senate committee. Senator McCarthy (R-Wls) told the com millet that it amounts to Mr. Truman's saying: to other government . employees, "what Mr. Vau.shan has done is perfectly proper and go and do likewise." McCarthy added: "I believe. Mr. Chairman, that will lead to unlimited graft and corruption in the government." Senator Mundt (R-SDl told reporters that the President was the "Judge of the standards of propriety" he expects. Mundt said he wasn't presuming to offer advice on behavior, but that he understood that Gov. Schrlcker of Indiana, a Democrat, had recommended Vaiishan's removal. The senate (croup recessed its hearing Indefinitely after hfar- inp Pearson. It was Irfl to Chair- ' man Htvrr (n-XC) to drrlde when fnrther hearings should be hrlrt. Morr are plannfff. McCarthy took occasion during the hearing to ask that the record Dote that he had confused his distilling firms when he asked Vaughan yesterday whether he had Intervened with the Agriculture Department about getting more rationed grain for whisky-making. Vaughan said he had not. Senators Plug Anderson Bill To Aid Farmer Conference With President Brings Signs of Compromise WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (AP)—Senators of both par, 1,1 „ \-~- / ux-.n.t^i,5 ut U uLiL par- lies plugged today fqr passage of a compromise farm pro- swim, apparently with President Truman's backing The measure, written by Senator Anderson (D-NM) was sent to the Senate for action yesterday soon after ilem' ocralic farm leaders returned from a visit to the White House. CONDITION IMPROVES— Physicians In York, Me., Uxln.v reported "slight Improvement" In the condition of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley B. (lutlcilgc. The jurist, who Is 65, entered the York village Hospital Saturday for treatment of a "circulatory condition." A relapse yesterday caused concern tor members of his family, but he Is able night. to have spent a comfort- McCarthy said that when See PERCENTERS on Pare ! he Marshall Plan Results Lag, Officials Saf PARIS, Sept. 1. (A*l — Europe's Iv.'o top Marshall plan officials dc- clnrccl todny that more than $5,000.000,000 in American aid has failed so far to put the wnr-Unmaged continent on the road to self aup- pui t. They reported that Europe's eco nomic situation has Improved In the last two years, but that Ihe dollnr-shortntfe problem had nol been solved. The report, lo be sent lo U.S. Marshall p]nn authorities, was made by Bnron Jean Charles Snoy of Belgium, chair lan of thn 19- nation organization for European Kconnmlc Cooperation, and Robcrl Mnrjolfn of France, OEES secrc- tnry-gcnernl. "If it \va.s at one tirrm our belief that European recovery was proceeding fast enough to make i possible to achieve visablllty (se] support) in 1052. we must now admit that tbe rate of progress Is not .sufficient," Baron Snoy am Marjolin satcl. "The dolifir problem, rfcspfte the Improvement in the situation over the last two years, Is not on the way to solution." Similar statements have been made recently by delegates to the assembly of the new Council o Europe at Strasbourg. They advocated more measures for economic cooperation between European countrfes and lowering of trade barriers. The goal of the Marshall plan has been to make Europe economically self supporting by 1952. The Snoy-Marjolln report w studied yesterday at n meeting the OKKC council, which approved a plan fr>r distribution of aboui $3,070,000.000 In Marshall nld foi 1949-50. The plan was drawn up by Baron Snoy and Marjolln aftci the 19 recipient countries had nr gi-cti bitterly over their need. 1 ? foi additional allocations. Mr. Truman was asked at a news conference today • -st what he told he farm conferees yesterday that got such fast : tlon from the Sen- ntc Agriculture Committee. He said It wasn't anything he :old them—Hint when they sat iown together to talk thing over hey found tlmt they were not as ar opart as they thought they He said that is usually the case The Democrats wouldn't say what Mr. Truman had told them but Senator Aikcn m-Vt) reported that the Semite 'Agriculture Committee had been Informed the Prescient would support the Anderson "I thlnlr thl* assures that the farmers will be In prtllj good shape fir another year," Alken said. "This Is a Ion* range farm program that I, not In conflict wl«ll ^the 1918 »ct now on the Aikcn, top-ranking top member of the Agriculture Committee, is the author of the 101B flexible price support measure due to go Into effect next year. He and other Republicans cooperated with Anderson in developing the compromise, which would keep the present high-level rigid supports for 11 Important crops but substitute flexible supports for the others-. Anderson, 'former secretary of agriculture under Mr. Truman, was among the Senate nnd House Democrats who talked with the President yesterday. Senate Democratic. Lender Lucas of Illinois led th* farm-minded N. 0. Cotton Oct Dec Men \fay July 2082 2083 High Low Close 2979 2379 2380 2930 2930 2913 2970 2970 2964 2968 2S03 2897 2900 .,w.^ n from thero to'his private office Both Democrats and Republicans were Invited t" the closed-door huddle. Less thnn an hour later Chairman Elmer Thomas (D^okla) stepped out to tell reporters that th« Anderson compromise had been reported to the Senate by unanimous vote. It probably will he two week! or loni-er before the Senate can act on the hill beoute of other prndinjr business. But the unanimous vole within the committee Indicated It probably will BO through the Senate with few. if any. major changes. Then the measure must .go back to (he House, which has passed a far different bill. It voted an extension through next year of the high-level wartime price props now In effect. Actually the price support levels for basic crops the first year of the Anderson bill would he near those voted by the House but would apply to far fewer commodities. Anderson would assure price ..ops nrar present levels for wheat, cotton, corn, peanuts, lo- hacco, butlerf*!, milk, Irish pola- toe.i, soyheans, wool and mohnir. His bill would give Secretary of Agriculture Brannnn, who sat In the White Hoi'se parley, wide author- Itv. to support other farm product"; at varying price levels. The amount of funds Congress provides later nlso would be a major factor. Five-Day Week for kail Industry Brings Numerous Changes Workers to Get Sam. Pay for Fewer Hours; Freight Rates Boosted Four Per Cent to Help Carriers Pay Added Cost of Operations Under New Plan. *y Norman Walker WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. If) — The five-day week most other American wage-earners hive en- Joyed for years went Into effect today for nearly a million rallro»d workers. It is a revolutionary change for the -rat! Industry, which must continue keeping the trains running day hi and d»r out every week without * halt. The reduction from a six-day ww»V effect! T M. midnight, WM • Ion? rime coming for th« mUl'on wocken »no aerricc and maintain the trains. tinder terms of an agreement worked ool between the rail on***H and carriers—based on recommendations made by a prest- ' dential board last December — these workers win tti the same par for fie shorter week that they g*t for working six daj». William M. Lelserson, chairman of the presidential board, said however that the new five-day week rates will be about the same M Mw avenge for factory workers for cfimoarable skills. / The train* are expected to their present schedules. The several hundred thousand operating workers, such as engineers and firemen, are not affected by the change. T'"v are paid on a mileage basis. The railroads., given an rigM- month notice of the new work week, begin '.i advance U eat corners to save money. For Instance, they closed m*nj freight stations- and office* on Saturdays. And many Job* are being arcchanlKed. • Economics already put Into effect, or In the process of being made, are designed lo bold to a minimum any required additions to the railroad working force. The carriers at one times estimated they would have to hire between 200,000 and 300.000 extra men. Now the unions estimate the number will be 100.000 or less. The chang«-*Trr has eoncrmerf the Post Offke Department (* the extent that It Has said It •nay have t* more more mill by mlr and truck, particularly on weekends when nM*t »f the non- oprrarlng worten wffl hare thrfr two Jar* eft. But the department U waiting to see how the new arrangement works out. As to costs, the presidential board estimated the shorter week would mean an initial 5380.000,000 annual payroll cost. William T. Farley, president of the Association of American Railroads, figured It at $450,000,000 The railroad* jet a four per cent freight rale boost, worth S293,Ht.M* In added revenue, effective today U help defray costs of the "hatif. Farley saM recently the farriers w*TI "try to )fe< wUWttt aakiac f«r » far- ther increase. One worry In many small towns without regular telegraph offices Is that the railroad telegraph operator, who handles their private messages, won't be on duty Saturdays. Such operators have been off on Sundays right along. The reason the 40-hour week has been so long coming to the railroad Industry is that rail workers were exempted from the wage-hour law adopted In 1938. That law established tl e five-day week for most other wage-earaera. Crash Injuries Cause Death of Pemiscot Farmer Funcrnl services for William Roy Taylor, 4B, who was killed In an automobile accident near Caruth- ersvlllc Tuesday morning, were conducted In the chapel of Smith Funeral Home this morning by the Rev. Floyd Brower. pastor of Cn~ ruthcrsvllle Methodist Church. Burial was in Maple Cemetery. Mr. Taylor died of Injuries sustained when the pickup truck which he was driving hit a soft shoulder and left the highway a!»ut five miles south of Caruthersville. It was reported that Taylor was thrown free of the truck but that it finally came to rest on top of him. Two other men, Charley Duckworth, Jr., and "Polly" Perry, were riding In the truck at the time. They were reported not Injured seriously. Mr. Taylor was single and lived with his brother, Ernest Taylor, on the John E. Bader farm. State's Tax Gatherers Take in $7,301,359 During Month of August LITTLE RQCK, Sept. 1. (AP) — Collections by the Arkansas Revenue Department last month climbed to $7.301,359 compared to $5,319,020 in August, 1948. The report of Commissioner Dean. R. Morley shows collections for the eight months of this year lo be $56.- S07.S22 u compared with 849,553,63S for the corresponding period last year.