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BLYTHEVILLE CQUiiiER NEWS JA/1. TH» DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTWtABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. X'1,111—NO. 84 Blythevllle Dally Newi Bjythevltle Courier Blythcvllle Hertld Mississippi v»llej Levitt HI.YTHKVll.U';, AKKANSAS. MONDAY, JULY I, • Bikini/Bombing Sinks Three of Navy's Targets Scientific Experiment Termed Greatest in History of World. OFF BIKINI ATOLL, Tuesday, July 2. (UP)—The test explosion of America's atomic bomb sank or damaged to varying decrees almost liiilf of 73 target vessels in Bikini Lagoon but railed lo kill or Injure at least a portion or the sacrificial animals assisted lo history's greatest .scientific experiment, it waS'dis- closed today. Three ships were sent to tlic bollom, a fourth was damaged so heavily it mis expected lo sink, and al least 32 others were damaged, set afire or scared by a volcanic concussion of elemental force touched off by spill-second nuclear fission. Goats lethci'ed aboard Ihe lightly-damaged battleship USS Pennsylvania, approximately three- clghlhs of ihc distance from the center of Ihc blast to the outside of tlie target perimeter, were found alive and apparently uninjured^ Goals Survive Blast "They (the. goals) were standing on the forecastle deck, munching hay wiiii a gleam in .their eye. They seemed perfectly happy," saKl Hear Adm. Thrvald A. Solbcrg. In charge of tile target .ship salvage. Additionally, it was reported that minnows were found swimming in presumably radio - active water "round Ihe Pennsylvania. Adm. stolberg believed, however, that, no living thing would he found aboard the heavily damaged ships, even though tlic vessels themselves —such as the independence and Japanese Cruiser Sakawa—remain- ed alloal. | "Not even test animals could liave sr ivcd what happened lo the In endcnce," said Stolberg. The I! >endencc's flight deck "island" was blown off by tlic direct Impact of the bomb, and her hull was shaken by repeated ammunition explosions. Fires continued to flicker through the flnllop many hours after the explosion. There was 'no loss of human life in operations crossroads Joint Task Force Number One, which comprised 42,000 personnel. One drone ship that flew through the gigantic radioactive cloud above the lagoon ttvr.t out 01 ^uiuivjl'-iuifl was~iosl. The Box Score The boxscore: Sunk—the unarmorcd transports Oilliam and Carlisle and the de-' t,lroycr Lamson. Badly damaged and cxpccied to sink—the destroyer Allerton. Heavily damaged—submarine DSs Ekate, Japanese battleship Nasato and cruiser Sakawa, American bat- llcships Arkansas, tile light carrier Independence, the heavy cruiser Pcnsacola and one landing ship, i ; Lightly ' damaged . — battleships Pennsylvania, New York and 'Nevada; carrier Saratoga, cruiser Salt Lake City, landing craft medium No. 1, yard oiler No. ICO, and 12 other unidentified ships. "Numerous fires—most of them small—arc nil out with the exception of the one aboard [he Independence," Blandy said in his second report. "We have benn unable lo get- close enough to her to successfully fight it at present. She looks just like she has been hit by a Kamikaze.' 1 Common Sense Rule Is Urged By Governor Gov. Ben Laney threatened today to call a special session of the Arkansas legislature unless "trun- nion sense" and "public opinion" hold the uncontrolled line of prices In the state. Laney's statement followed an appeal to the people to be calm in the Inflationary market and lo work together to prevent further price increases. He called specifically upon manufacturers, wholesalers, jobbers, retailers, farmers, workers, housewives, buyers, sellers, producers and consumers. The governor said he did not know If the legislature had Ihe authority to pass price -control leiiif.- latlon, and he would not -jail the legislature until he had determined Its powers. Rioting Breaks Out in Trieste Pro-Italian Mobs Cause Bloodshed; 7 Americans Wounded. TRIESTE, July 1. <UP> — New rioting broke out in Trieste today when pro-Italian mobs attacked Slovene offices and :n-mes. Trieste was paralyzed by a general .strike and outbreaks continued despite efforts by American and British forces to quell tension. A pro-Slovene newspaper reported that two Slovenes were killed during the night. Seven Americans nnd two British have been wounded Trieste residents and about wounded. Col. Alfred Bowman, American commandant In Trieste, said IhaL "disturbances and tense bad feeling" in the city were "lie worst yet." The Americans, three officers nnd four enlisted men, were wounded by the explosion of a bund grenade last night. The Allied information service .said that one American officer and one enlisted man wciv in serious condition. The British, an officer and a corporal. were wounded in the same incident. A general strike was in progress throughout Trieste and Venezia Gt- ulia today. The Americans and British were wounded when a grenade exploded among them as they sought lo cniell an outburst in the city's Garibaldi Piazza. Tlie bloodshed in the Gnribnld climaxed a series of will forays by Italians in which many millions of lire worth of damage was done to 11 Slovene administrative offices, followed by n march on the Piazza by Slovenes carrying Communist flags and bent on a counter-demonstration. ; 1 • . • ' : : •Fourteen. .jeeps full of 5. li ore pa-; troliiieii Iriiin the ;U.j^.| Cruiser Par- 1 go and the Arjiericiah destroyers Small. and Power; iinrl 300 Allied soldiers., • finally dispersed the Yugoslav crowd of 2,000 after it had tried in vain for five hour.; lo stage its counter-demonstration. Garbage Trucks Make First Trips Under New Plan Mayor Jackson Urges Co-operation By Householders. Cooperation of Ihe people was askked by Mayor K. n. Jackson in the Municipal Garbage Collection project which started today when Ihe two new modern refuse trucks begun operation. Mayor Jackson asked that everything possible be put Into covered containers lo flellllalc <mlck handling without spreading debris In the alleys. Grass and leaves may lie placed in wooden boxes or baskets, If containers are not large enough to hold (his refuse. It. was said. Every resident is asked lo kcc| the alley as clean as |K>sslble and to cooperate in arranging for the garbage to he collected, he said. Large limbs will be picked up by another city truckk at intervals but the refuse trucks will collect all other debris weekly In Inc. residential section r.nd dally h the business sections. Charlies of 75 cents monthly foi residential property will be pale lo the office of City Clerky Prank Whltworth. One truck was being used locla in the east part, of niythcvlllc nnd the other in the western sec lion. If a collector overknkks garbncc or if any olhcr information shouli be given (his department, Super intcndcnl Chester L. Nabers ma; notified hy calling 2282, Mayo lackson said. S "We are eager to work out th system us rapidly as jiosslble am cooperation of nil will help us t soon have Blvthevillc's garbag collection service something which we will be proud," he sat( SINGLE COPIES FIVE,CENTO 'A" Bomb Damages USS Arkansas United Press reports from (hi! r.lciiu oomlj le.sts off lllklul Atoll estcrday dlselose that the USS Arknnsiis, 0110 ol he turret ships, was mitly damaged when the experimental bomb esploilcd, 'rh ( . blast sank nee ships inul :>a others were danuii'ed. '1'he silver .service troin Hie UKS Arkansi.s, «-iiich wns launched as years HBO. rcrenlly was relurn- d lo Mllle liiK-k for display at Ihe Stale Capitol until the navy builds mother batllc.shlp to hear Ihc stale's name. Bankers See Price Stabilization With Return ot Normal Relation Between the Buyers and Sellers UP Writer Gives Eyewitness Account of Atomic Bomb Blast Schwellenboch Urges Restraint In Price Crisis WASHINGTON. July 1. (UP) — Secretary of Labor Lewis n. Schwcl- lenbach today called on latxir nnd management "to exercise restraint during "Hits period when the price control policy of the government is undetermined." He lold a news conference that if both manaRcmcnt and lalxir avoid hasty action in this period, "national policies can be worked out which will produce an adccmate ncasure of stabllizntlon." "Both have the responsibility of exercising restraint that such stabilization may be achieved," Schwcl- lenbaeh; said.,-- -. ,.. L: -,-;. ,.; > FDR Eulogized As Leader for World Peace WASinNGTON. July 1. (UP! — Franklin Delano Hooscvelt was eulogized lotlay as a great wartime leader who worked for a new world of peneo while lunding the nation to assured victory. John G. Winant, wartime ambassador to Great Britain, told C«n- i; a t a solemn memorial ceremony that tlie lale President waS "hrave. .steadfast, one wlio dared to see the facts, to face them and to act; one who believed, who hoped." His audience in the House chamber included President Truman, Mrs. Eleanor Kooscvelt, widow 1 or the President, members ol the Roosevelt cabinet and oilier high officials in Ihe warlime administration. Congress .suspended its official activities, including work on tlie critical price control situation pay homage to Mr. Hoosevelt. Motor Scooter Skids On Street Car Rail Spilling Woman of 82 MEMPHIS. Tenn., July 1. (UPI —Mrs. i(l a I-. Fiishy and Mrs. Mattic L. Driver were in a hospl- (nl today with injuries received when tlic motor scooter they were riding skidded on slrcet car tracks Mrs. Frlsby is 82. Mrs. Driver is 59. Price of Stocks Advances With Passing of OPA lly I KKNK H. IIAHTHOI.OMK.W United 1'rcss Vice rirsdlcnl for rai-ific Division 1'rt-ss) AnOAliD !)-!!!> PRKHS PLANK Off IJiklni Atoll. July 1. IU.P.1 — rite atom bomb has exploded over Illklni Lagoon. A twisting, sinuous column ol brown and while smoke Is boiling directly inlo Ihe sky lo the lell ;if (his airplane. In two minutes it luis cleaned Inlo crcamv while. We are flying at 7.000 and It's ahcuily inuiiv limes our altitude. We felt no blast wave. Through (eliding glasses I saw nn flash. We arc circling In toward the beautiful sinuous chmd now. We arc crossing over Bikini reel at 0:04 a. m. The ibnsc of the- atomic cloud seems to cover all the ships in [he turret array. At 9:13 a. m. u second cloud was scon forming ]>crhaps u mill; away from Ihe base of Ihc first. Whether it Is from an exploding ship or an offshoot of the itkmilo blast we cannot yet tell. '< The silimilc cloud is thinning out. losing a definite outline, lit Is now B:l(i a. m.. a quarter nn hour since the detonation. The buse of the column is bclny own westward across the en- ancc of IJIkini Lagoon. The top tlic cloud, however, scc:\] over slalkmary over lhc£ eel, rr( The vas,(. column is no» v id z-shaped. Tlic lop mm connected by a thin tcrnions og-likc connection to the lower olumn. At 3:ir a. m. the bast of the olumn seemed to be boiling; up ith renewed vigor. We are now t the far end of our orbit ot Jikini and I cannot lell whether ic turbulence is due to exploding r burning ships. Natural clouds arc interposing. We turn back, on onr course lo•n rtl Bikini once more, at UiHl • .'. • :'. ,'.. i'.'.-,I , . . I cnn' ; hqvi sec the drond; rhv; -.nbovo.. (lie., lligoon.>1 Whether ! hey are' mother" ships wailing heir children or pilot less )lnncs themselves wo do not know. 3,000 Palestine Leaders Seized NEW YORK, July 1. (UP) — Stocks advanced sharply today expiration of OPA and then encountered profit-taking when it pearcd Congress might, pass n temporary cxteiuU-r of the net, pe n " iin t. <lra\vini; up of a now measure. Some issues fcU brtck scvera points from thnir enrK- high, Cotnmodily slocks, merchant lies packing shares nnd farm issues enjoyed a good market all day. Dote is Selecte'd for Annual Cotton Picking Competition to President Receives Flood of Messages Complimenting Veto WASHINGTON. July 1. <UPT— White House press secretary Charles O. Ross said today that about 6.000 telegrams had been received on President Truman's veto of the OPA extension bill and that they were running 40 to 1 in support of the President. The telegrams still were arriving In "great, volume," Ross added. Five teletype machines were required to handle the flood of telegrams yesterday. Three teletypes were geing used today. Members of the House Banking Committee reported they were get- ling only a trickle ol telegrams on OPA. They said the volume was not nearly as great as that at previous pon'ts in Ihe legislative battle over extension of price controls. October 3 is the date of the 194G National cotton pickins; Contest to be staged in Blytheville. Date of Ihe top-ranking agricultural event of tli^ nation was set today bv William H. Wyalt, general chairman of this year's event, exi>cclcd lo attract the best pickers from all of the cotton-producing states, as well as many visitors from all parts of tlic country. Place of the contest will be on tile site adjacent to Walker Park on the cast where four of the six competitions have been staged. The cotton, to be used for the contest, is ill excellent condition and will be fertilized so as to have the best ijossible yield for the contest, it was announced. In shaping plans for Ihc competition, which requires many months of careful study and preparation!;. Chairman Wyatl is being assisted by nine committee chairmen. These chairmen arc: Concessions. Tim Estcs; co-ordinalor ol all cotton trades. Foy Etchicson; secretary and treasurer. James Nebhut; women's picking contest. John McDowell; cotton dress style show. Ji.nies Bruton; newspaper publicity and advertising. E. M. Terry; radio publicity, J. T. Sudbury; legal adviser, James Hoy; fairgrounds. L. G. Thompson Jr. Plan Eliminations Contest With the program incomplet«d. numerous phases arc being considered so that the contest again will receive the publicity of last year's event when Secretary ot Agriculture Clinton Anderson was guest of honor. An elimination contest is being considered, which would grcally British Push Plan • To End Terrorism By Extremists. JKUUSAI.F;M, July i.— Ilrltish troops have, sel/.cd ;).(KX) Jews In Iheli' sweep through ancient Jewish villages In Palestine. 1 first reports of Ilia campaign against Jewish "terrorism and anarchy," disclosed lodny. Two division* of Iroops In armored cars, trucks and radio cars pushed almiK the highway between Jernsalc, Tel Aviv and imlfii, Two I^cwls uuns, '27 rllles, -lit automatic pistols and 10.0011 rounds of small arms ammunition, and other explosives, were confiscated. Jewish-owned theaters were closed down (oilay voluntarily while Jewish cafes sent their musicians home. Settlers still were olfcrlng "passive resistance" lo Ihe Ilrlt- Ish troops combing out extremists, but no serious clashes were re- iwrtcd. There were numerous re- i—all officially denied—ol Prices Moving Upward Over United States Death of OPA Puts Business Under Law Of Supply and Demand Hy Hulled I'rc.'s In the [Irsl hum's allci Ihe price control iii-i expired nl midnight pil- ci'.s Mailed miwiird over llui nu- limi. U was mill l«(i early lo tell how hi K h price.-; ,,f life's necessities inul reins would no without Hut rcporls from across Hie na- lion iniide II plnln Mint the upward spiral nf llvhijj cos Is already was under way. Some rents were more tliiui doubled. In inntiy !ellles Ihe lltllnn ol Ihe price ceilings was not reflected ut oiiee In the eonicr grocery, Dill activity In the l)l« livestock ind fiialii marki'ls provided u fure- •nst of things lo come. Mvi-siock prices ut mtdwcslcrn mnkcts soured $1 in $ri per lum- hcd pounds. Ciruln prices on Die Chicago liimril of Trade cash mar- '.cl tftmlllcd. No. H yellow corn wUh- n the Ilrst few minutes ol Ihn trading was bid up -II cents u bushel to $1.115, Oals were hid 10 ccnls higher. Cash lard prices were up u cent it pound, the niiixlmuiu Increases allowed in one day under board o( trade icmilultous. Hhcll egg lulling on llvj Chicago mercantile exchange went up a cent Department stores In many tittles announe'Jd they u-eri; drlemilneu to "hold the line" on their prlce.'i until forced t" pay mom for lliclr goods by a boost in wholesale prices. Inflation Started Before OPA's Death Warrant Signed Cost of living begun to climb over the imlioii today as buyci'H and .sellers did bu.siiiOK.s iiiiiiu.s tlie wartime controls following tliu dfiitli at niidiiinht of the -Office of Price Ailmhiislnilion. Hlvtlievillr (miikera .saw in tlie change ft' move toward iinniml IMIMMK'KS and predicted within a .short time there would In; a Ki'iiater flow of inei' nt prices in kec|i- iiiK with the tiring and not out of reach of the average- buyer. 1>. A. Lynch, president of tlic add to the spectators It is hoped that a plan can b worked oul whereby all picker would pick a shorter length lime in the morning and a fina competition for lop men and worn en pickers be staged In the ear afternoon so lhat more spectator could watch the finalists. Another new feature is to be 111 additional entertainment durii the picking. Mr. Wyatl said. Among features already plannc are Ihc visit of the 1946 King an Queen of Ihc Memphis Cotlo Carnival, Vance Norllcet, wl lived in Blythcvlllc several year and Phoebe- Cook. Expcclcd als is tlic 1016 Maid of Colton. Mi Gwyn Barnwcll of Columbus, G They will be pucsls of honor lor the Colton Ball to be held that night. Tho contest, originated by Uosco Crafton seven years ago and first slagcd by the National Colton Picking; Association until turned over to Ihe Junior Chamber of Commerce, has its same general rules first planned by a committee. Any man, woman or child of any nationality is eligible to enter the contest for which a grand prize of Sl.OOO in cash is given and another $l,COO In cash for 21 other prizes. Present National Cotton Picking champion is 26-year-old Bill Adams of Lcachville, the only Mississippi County resident ever to win the title. Former title holders are: Virgil Mote of Black Oak. 1944 winner; Wesley Buck of Horncrsvllle, Mo., 1943; Elijah Gordon. Negro, ot Harrisburg, Ark.. 1942; Morris Ware of Rulevllle, Miss., 1941 As the time for the bomb dsop icnred. Maj. Russell Ireland, in charge of our B-29. made each of tlie 17 men aboard lns|)cct and ightcn his parachute. We saw a .small coffee-colored column was shooting up inlo the sky to the west, a Ihird of the way to our horizon. We wnitcd for the sound of the ixplosion. 11 did not come. The nnr of our four great engines drowned it out. There was no shock-wave, cither; the plane had skillfully been maneuvered Into l»sitlon to slipstream Ihe blow. We grinned at one iinolher. Seventeen men in one airplane above the blast were still alive and kicking. We hoped silently that those aboard Ihc 70-odd aircraft in the area had shared our good luck. Reassurance came- over Ihe Interphone. "No casualties rci>ortc( Ihlls far." The cloud now at 9:!>0 a. m. is spun ont in 11 nngles from the w r alcr up Ut an elevation ot perhaps 10.COO feel. The cloud is still the longest In the whole panorama of tlic scp ami island below us but no longer dominates. The natural clouds now. an hour after tlic aUimlc detonation, arc of firmer outline anil substance, i pHrinunrtcrs for the military iitlon was established near the :f|Unrlers of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. The area around llen^urion, who Is rennrded as one of the strongest leaders of Ilaca- na. Jewish underground army, said he planned lo come lo Jerusalem immcdlalely. The sweep Ihrough Jerusalem was rnimrted aimed al tile Jewish KcllEements believed lo contain Ihe armories of Hagana, Dr. Chalm Wcr/.mann, Zionist president, and his colleagues \vht> have not been arrested, met wllh other Palestine Jewish leaders for four : hours at the Pioneer Club, about 100 yards from the Jewish Agency headtpiat Ids. \vhtch the British seized Saturday. Wcix.mann, Israel Itoknh, mayor At Chicago, '!'. V. Houser, vice presldi'nl in charge of merchandising for Seals. Kucbilck and Company, notified all Hoars' stores ml the linn's policy will bu to lain prices al established of Tel Aviv, .1. Kaphlcr. mayor ol Pctah Tikvu. and others U'ho entered Ihe hall looked llrcd and angry. Several of them had Just returned from a call on Sir Alan Cunningham. High Commlsslonei or Palestine. he Jewish leaders were reported to have told Cunningham their "Brave concern" for "unforeseen consequences which inluhl follow" unless the arrested Jcwls! eadeis are freed. Three of Detroit's hirycsl t-l Haroln M I ItMU. ot Unarmed Farmer Nabs Two Jail-Breakers CASTALIAN SIMUNGS. Trnn., July 1. tUP.)—To an unarmed Tennessee farmer today went credit for u ison capture near here breakers chased of two by a posso ot 100 armed officers after a dime-novel pet-away from the county jail in Bowling Green, Ky. and a mad flight into 'I'cnncsscc. The two. Lonnic Padgett, 39- year-old notorlus cx-onvict. currently held on a federal charge of transporting a stolen car. and Byron Knott. 23, arrested originally for illegally wearing an Army. uniform, surrendered to ,1. W. lHawk) Carter. Gallalln Tenn.. farmer, and his neighbor, John Tennessee Officers Get Theft Suspect Thomas Clifton Tn^rnm. SI, lia been turned ovt:r to Roanc Conn ty, Tcnn... officers nftor hLs arrest, nofir tlic Missouri Msitc lint; by Sheriff Deputies Unlpli Krjj>c nnd K. A, RIt:c. Apprehended ,it. rcri'H'.sL of Uoiin County nulhnritlrs, Ingrrim is chnrgcrl with EI number of snto roblici'Ics nt Kingston and other pninUs in that section, they said. Ingram, who was nrrestrd .*\t the hoini' of relatives, IK im cx- convict having served two terms for rattle theft, once from Mis- .sisstppi County rmd once Pcmiscot County, Mo., having | merly rr.sltlcd here, lie told j fleer Hose, , Death of OPA Brings End to Most Subsidies slorcs announced lllcre de- nllely would be no price Increase'; regardless of liow much it hurUi." lleiiU appeared to be golnn iip lister In California and Florida iian In other Purls ol the country. In Memphis Ihcre were a tc-.v Inland's of rcnls being Incrciiscd by UO per, cent. ' ' One .landluitl, :\yho renls'a ngle. bedroom, Kald-he'was raising >c icni one crnt a week "Just lo gully that I once more have con- rul of my own home mid in show low lilllc prices need to go' up." One of lite first evidences of biiy- •r.s resislancc to Ihe climbing price rule came at Columbus, O., where. Guv. Frank J. l.mischc asked rcsi- lenls of the state Hi declare a juycri/ si rike on everything except ilems essentially in.Tdcd for O u 'lr lieallh ntul \ulfare. handle sain he would seek pussiigc of a slate law If necessary ID control rents. Itcaclion to tlie llflhii: of Ihe in ice controls was mixed. Muiiy indiislry leaders said i,he laws of supply nnd demand would bring prices Inlo line. An equal number of labor leaders predicted vuln- hillallon ' without the price Move to Revive OPA Hits Snag Early Senate Action Blocked But House May Vot« Today. WASHINGTON. July 1. (UP) — Cluinci's for prompt revival •)! iirlce controls were blocked In the Hen- ate today us Ihe nation's living costs, uncontrolled for tho Ilrst time In four years, stalled an unwiird climb. All price, rent and WIIH<: cmtlroli; expired last iiildnlchl, plunging Ihc nation's economy Into a period uf temporary confusion mid uncei 1 - lalnty. Administration lenders strove to drive Ihrough Congress u resolution extending controls until July ao, pending more permanent Icglsla- llttn. The House late today cm the resolution and approval by nightfall was predicted by administration ofllclaln. lint clloil.s to revive controls struck u snag in the Senate '.vhci'c Hen. w. l.ce O'Onnlel, 13., Tex., objected to Introduction of n simllat resolullon. It appeared imllkch I Ihnl the Senate would IK able to act for ut least another four days. There .were these other dim'Jonmonts: I. OPA Administrator Paul A. Porter said his agency would do Its best lo push any soarhiK price Mid rent ceilings buck lo the June ;tO level us soon us Congress restores controls. 2. flep. Jesse WolcoU. U., Mich., sjtld lie would inlroduco in the House n resolution to continue rent controls another year regardless of what action Copyrera lakes on the OPA. .:t. Hccrcliiry of Lalxir Luwl.t II. Schw.ellenbiicli^ callcil ti|wii laixir for .a vhllinl 'inorntorlum of new WHRC demiinds until Mmil price control policy is determined. Expiration of the price and slabl- ll/ation laws meant: 1. For tlic Ilrst lime since- Jan. 21). 10-12, the (government had no lenal authority lo enforce price ceilings. Until and unless thai power Is restored, businessmen mny churuc whatever price they can j:ct.. 12. Landlords mny raise renlo except as Ihcy arc lx>und hy lease UKi'eemcnls. :i. I^ui|>loyers may raise or lower wm;cs without Bovernmcn!, approval. of Fanners liank and Trust Company, and also president of tlie Blythe- \IHeCkianibei' of Commerce, suggcsl- ed Una the de.iih of the OPA B.<VII the rconoinlc law of Supply and Demand n chance lo function. He- was o|)llnilsilc Unit prices would level ol' wllliln a short time aiiil e'.'ciyone will be bctler olf. • Sum I!. Williams, president of he Hrsl Nallonal Hank, wns ctiual- y ontlmlsii;; over the future for tlie link and Illo of Americans under Ihe pospcet of return uf normal leihod.s of doing business. "We can expect some inflation.'* lie said, uddltiu tliat "we have iwtl Inllntlun for Uio (last two years. OPA has not been effective for more than a yciii- mid It Is lime to ' settle down. 'Hie average person ill Ulylhcvlllo inul elsewhere stands u better chance la prosper under normal conditions Hum ninny have. especially tho while-collared workers, have under wartime restrictions," Mr. Williams said. Max H. Reiil, president of the Arkansas n»r Association, shared the optimism of the bankers and MiUBCSted that Americans can expect a flood of propaganda to hit Washington dininn lh u next few days clamoring for the return ol OPA hut suBRCsted that the lawmakers should weigh carefully the situation and net accordingly. Tlie future Of rentals on residences wns of perhaps greatest concern in Arkansas aii ( i over Ihc nation today as some landlords moved with speed to Increase rents which had .Uccn inulcr, ^Qycrnmeptnl. rpnula- tlon (or Innliy 'months. No rental Increases had been disclosed herd. Mr. Lynch suld that there would'/• be n few "Scrooges" amoiiB tlltf' landlords, Imt he held to the belief N. Y. Cotton Marell May . live. .. :ms 31GI 3188 ana 3100 3149 31G 3H3 31S' 3102 :tl6' French Girl May Participate In Blytheville Beauty Pageant lor- OI- MunRle who spotted them lying on their stomachs behind a rock wall. Carter stuck his hand in Ills pocket and ordered. "Don't move eir I'll kill yon." he told police. His pal then relieved Padgett of the p'J'.ol wrested from Jailer Vic Smith r.t Bowling Green, Ky.. In I UK: -arlv !i"iriun' mt.:i - m .. ,, WASHINGTON. July 1. (UP) — Expiration of price control laws brought an end today to all government tood subsidies except llio;c for 1M5 crops which still have not been marketed and the 1046 supar crop. The SI,000.000,000 subsidy program was to have been extended until next March 31 under the vetoed OPA extension bill. Agriculture Department officials said cancellation of subsidies would add 20 cents a pound to Ihe retail price of butler, five ccnls a pannri to meat prices, and nine cents a pound for cheese. They expccort that rationing would keep sugar prices relatively U'ablu. Mademoiselle llrleue (proncmnccd Helleeni Duliol of Paris, Prunee. lias been invilrd lo participate in the beauty pageant Id be held Wednesday nliiht at Haley Field Kla- dulin under auspices of the Jimlor Chamber of Commerce. She nnd her patents. Monsieur and Madame Desire Duhot, and sister. Mademoiselle Geannefle Duhot. all of Paris, are tlie quests of Mr. aiul Mrs. J. 1C. N'cal and family at Yarbro. They came lo Ihc Unlled Slates for tlie wedding of Henri Duhol lo Miss Klclora Neal. When exlended the Invitation Ihc Paris maiden modestly demurred but Jayccr.s have lelt Ihe tnvUali'm open and a commiltec will call nn her tfi ur^c her appearance in Ihc, which is cieallnu wide interest. .She would not be eligible lo win Ihe title of "Miss lilythcville." 11 was pointed oul. but would ofTer serious competition to the Hlylhovlllc contestants tor high-ranking hon- oi'j;. Mademoiselle IJuhot is a striking | brownettc. slim, and speaks in a low, husky voice. Blythevllle girls touching theit toes lo Ret in shape for the pageant have increased since the preliminary list wns published Friday. Additional entrants and their sponsors are Miss Ruth Gray, Blship's Grocery; Miss Nan Button, Owen's Implement Co.; Miss Kalhryn Cleveland. II. J. Allen Coal Co.; Miss Virginia Wheeler, Mead Clothing Co.: Miss Marcellc Humphrey, Crjuvlord-Geiin Service Station: Miss Vlrglc Mole. New Glencoc Ho- Chevrolel Co.; Miss Eloisc llarnes, Hnys Klorc: Miss Marcella Lan- (Irimi, Woods Drug Co. Miss Murlhn I/iu nurkc, Aincrl- that the number would be small. FaTors Rrnl C'fintrnls Mr. ncid suggested Unit rent con- trots, perhaps, should be retained for another year while Ihe alter irlccs arc levelling off and allow- ill! business operations lo settle lown lo n peacetime basis. While people of this sccllnn, who iiivc lo count dollars carefully, anxiously iiwnltcd developments today iccniisc of no price control, local leads of businesses declared thej uul no Intention or raising prices. Locnl merchants conlaelcd. I'lindom, said ihcy were not niirkhij; any price tags and did i Plan to do so unless costs "cO l>cllc ( i them. ' Whether food prices Increased remained but t'. v lls ;cncrnlly believed prices would be increased at (lie wholesale outlets. A survey revealed that while some of the more financially successful I business men here arc pleased be-_ cause of no price control, practically all of Ihc nominal wage-earning people were distressed over Iho sll- uatlon and hoped there would bo some form ol control 50 living eostr, would rise no higher. In Llltlc Rock Ihe district office of the Ofllcc of Price Administration opened for business today amid sigtis thul prices in Arkansas are . bound t 0 Increase, the United Press! reported. Robert P. Hnll, district^ OPA director, said state employes were on Uic job as usual. The OPA official pointed out that slaughter control will continue, since it Is authorized by the DC- can Legion Post: Miss Cora Graham, CJolT Hotel; Miss Doro'.hy Conlcy, Harrison Implement Co.; Miss Kathryn Wiihl, Put O'Brynnt Jewelry Store; Miss Knthryn Ilob- crlson. Hotel Noble; Miss Evelyn Ashley, Blytheville Laundry-Cleaners; Miss Sara Warrlngton. Nu- Wa Laundry: Miss Wanda McBrldc, Jlcdel's Dry Goods Store; nnd Mls-» Nora Mavis Moss, Arkansas Pain; and Glass Co. parlmcnt of Agriculture. Rationing of Sugnr, militarized by tlie Second War Powers Act recently renewed by Congress, r.lso will continue. • • Meanwhile, meat packers awaited % Instructions from the Institute of~ American Meat Parkers nnd predicted higher prices for meats throughout the state. An increase in the prices of groceries Is seen, but H will not be felt immediately. W. c. Siuashey, district mana- Addinn another feature lo IhclEcr of Krogsr Slorcs. said there piigennl Is announcement that mo-1 will be a small increase in prices lion pictures will be taken. Spoil- M" most staple groceries after pres- sorcd by the management of Hit! lent stocks arc depicted. If dls'.ribu- and Itoxv Theaters, the pictures will be In the movies of "home-town people and their activities'* to be shown here in Ihc near future. hiivc been sclcclcrt but Jaycecs arc wllhholcllng Ihclr names until contest time. Tlie mystery of who the Judges Icrs raise prices on replacement, he said, then retailers ^111 have to psss ihc Incicases on lo the consumer. Other food store operators promised to hold the price line until replacement costs force them up. Retail merchants associations over me has been partially disclosed I the stale scheduled meetings today with the information that one judge.] to discuss luture price policies. Is an official of the cotton cnrnlvMi W. Link Lewis, manager of the association of Memphis: another Is a noted feminine fashion stylist, and Ihe third, a famous photographer of beautiful models. They are all from out of town and, know none of the contestants. Jaycces promise to announce names of the Judges before the contest—but until then, people can try their luck at matching names to the descriptions given. All contestants are asked to be at (el: Miss Ixjis Kich, Loy Kich Cad- the slndium tomorrow night, 7:3(1 lilac Co; Mis? '-all Kich. U>y Ki'.hc'clock, for rehearsal. Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association said ill Little Rock he had ndviscd car dealers in the state not to Increase prices en cars, trucks, parts or service. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, thun- dcrshowcrs today and tonight and In extreme east and extrema south portions Tuesday. -Not 50 warm to- Ictoy.

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