The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 27, 1949
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VOL. XLV—NO. 189 Bijrthcvlll* Dally N*M WytlwriU* Coulter Herald- THE DQKIKANT NEWSPAPER OF KORTTOABTAHJKAMA1 AMD •OnTHEABT MU8OURI NEWS School Issues Fail to Bring Out Heavy Vote Blythevifle Electors Past on $450,000 Building Program Wllh Parent-Teachers Association members busy at their telephones to ik-ease the turn-out, voters in the wytnenlle school district went to the polls today to decide a M50000 bond issue, a 30-mjil tax rate, next year's budget and elect two directors. By noon, fewer than 150 voters had cast their ballots at the nine polling places in Blytheville Special School District No. S. Meanwhile, voters in the other 15 districts in Mississippi County also went to tlie polls to decide similar Issues. In cighl of the other districts, bond issues also were being voted on today. Bund Issues at Slake . These bond issi; total more than $1,200,000 dollars ..'hile throughout Arkansas other proposed issues ran the state-wide total high into the . millions. In the Blytheville district. Max B. neid and Paul Pryor. are candidates for the two three-year terms to be filled. Here, is a poll-by-poll breakdown o! the ballot* cast in the Blytheville district by noon: Ward One (City Hall) 33, Ward Two (Goodyear Store) 41, Ward Thro (No. 2 Fire Station) 1 , Yarbro (Mullins Store) 10, Number Nine (Langston Gin) 20. Voting had not started by noon In Ward Pour, where the polling place was at Lost Boy Courts. No reports on the voting were available jirpm the polls at Lone Oak, Prom- IPed Land and Clear Lake. " In past years, the poljs opened at 2 'p.m. for school elections, so voting In most areas was. expected to."Increase during the afternoon. The polls opened at a a.m. and were to close at S p.m. Oaceol* Votes on Bonds • In .Osceola, where a $181,000 bond Issue was being decided today, the total vote Sy noon was 136.' A total of 114 voter's had cast their ballots by noon at the. Court House pol Ing p'ace in Os'ceola In ^fne only other^polling place In the ' cist at Cronier Bros Store at Car' ion Lake " * Ben p Butlei Sr is running ID, re-election to a five-year .term on the Osceola District's board of directors. H. F. Ohlendorf fs running for hia first term. Both are unop posed. Mr. Ohlendorf will fill a va c»ncy created by an increase in the size of the board. O. B. Segraves of Osceola is the only candidate for election to th» county board of education and Is being voted on only by voters ha Zone Three—which Includes Osceo- Ia, Luxora, Keiser and Etowah. P.T.A. Groups Active ^The various PTA groups in Bly- <Phville have been busy yesterday Rid this morning pressing'their "get out the vote" campaign which they are conducting by telephone. Mrs. Buford Young, president of the Senior High School PTA, said , this morning that nearly all voters in the district who could^be reached by telephone had been contacted. She said that all had Indicated they favored the school bond issue The hew affirmative ballot was being used for the first time today. On this ballot, there are no names to cross out or duplicate ballots to be signed. Voters merely checked issues or candidates they favored. In Jonesboro today, voters of that district were voting on a pro, posed 35-niill tax rate to be used to retire a $250,000 bond issue also S« ELECTIONS on Paje 12 Base for Missco War Memorial Is Erected Here The granite base for the memorial shaft being erected on the court house lawn to honor war heroes from Mississippi County was put in place today, and work on the main shaft, which will bear the names of 162 who have been killed during service for the United states, has been started. The monument which Is to be dedicated by General Johnathan Wainwright in Novmber or December is a project of the Mississippi County Memorial Association headed by Curtis J. Little. The construction work and the cutting of names in the stone is be- ln g completed by Jno. McIIaney and Sons. Library Volume* Moved Into New Home on Main Only Four Days Left for Payment Of 1949 Poll Tax Four more dayi remain before the deadline for the payment of poll tax, and • »teadjr flow of taxpayers continues -to file Into the office of William Btrryman, eheiiff and collector. •. . The office will remain open until 13 midnight Saturday to accojno- date those who hare not previously paid the poll tax, which will entitle the taxpayer. If otherwise qualified, to vote at any election held in Arkansas between' October 2, 1»49 and October 1,- I860, Inclusive. Voters in Arkansas today were voting at the Annual School Election, the last election to be covered by the receipts issued prior to 1948 deadline. Mall payments of the taxes — being accepted, and should be addressed to William Berryman, Sheriff and Collector. Blytheville, Arkansas. : • . .. •.. . The payment of '$1 for each person to be issued the poll tax receipts should be enclosed 1 . A person is authorized only to make poll tax payment for another person U the persons are husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, father or mother of the payee. .-. . Tlie following information must be Included before the receipts can be Issued by mall: name, address, color, school district, voting precinct or township,, and relationship to others for whom an Individual Is malting payment. ...... a books In the new building »£d ^ being supervised by Mrs OraV M™ 0. W. Affllcfc, chalnW of fr^T brwy Board, and Mrs Hermon Cart- Boatd * m9m( *r o' the Library The libiary' will open at 8 i m Thursday even though the moving is not completed, Mrs. Gray aid The schedule for the library nils' for « 6 pm dosing, and during the noon hour. On Thursday even? iojs the library open* »t 7'3fc Flood Prevention Plans Discussed Drainage District Officials Confer ori. St. Francis Project Approximately -15 persons-attended the annual meeting of Hk Chuie Draimge District in Kennett Mo sesterdaj when plans for obtaining the J51000000 St rrancis basin flood control project were discussed Representatives from drainage districts in northeast Arkansas and southwest Missouri were on hand to review the progress of the bill which has been passed by the House of Representatives, Those attending were generally optimistic £ff~ tn ^^^^^^ t Amongj those fibm Mississippi County,-» ere Hussell Fhilllpj com missioiier of Elk Chute Drainage District, R A Nelson president of the State Wildlife Federation C M Buck, attorney for Drainage District 17 C 0 Hedman *ecre- tary of Drainage District i-J- and Joe Morton, manager of the United States game refuge at Big Lake Also present were representatives of the U.S. - -Engineers; • Oscar Leathers, Rives, Mo., commissioner of the Elk Chute -District; R. B Oliver, Cape Girardeau, Mo., -attorney for Little River Drainage District; said to be the largest of its kind in the world; Earl Schultz Little River District's chief-engineer; and Missouri state Supreme Court Judge John- H, Bradley, of Kennett, representing the I Chute District. - •,, Mr.. Nelson said that discussions concerning the project were favorable from the point of view of maintaining wildlife in the area "If we work together and with the Fish and -Wildlife Service, I see no reason why we can't have the drainage project and maintain our fish and game also," he stated. Cooter Murder Suspect Ordered Held for Trial CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Sept 27—Magistrate Court Judge G. w] Yates this morning bound over to circuit court Pearson Hudson -of Cooler, who is "charged with the murder of Connie Wright, Cooter man fatally shot Sept 17 The case will probably be heard at the November session of Circuit Court. Bond was fixed at »5,000. McMath in Shreveport LITTLE. ROCK, Sept; 27^/P)— Governor McMath went to Shreveport, La., today to address a bar association meeting there. He planned to return to Hot Springs by plane later today. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1949 Congress Seeks New Tax Levies ToGefOulofRed Houit Committee Tackfa Probltm In Face of Deficits By Franeii M. I* May WASHINGTON. Sept. 27. {API - A general revision of federal, tax law* •«•!» assigned top priority, today for congressional action In 1950. it may produce some new taxes in a drive to balance the nation's budget. Whether the new tax law will bear any resemblance to President iriiman'a now-abandoned 1949 proposal for a M.OOO.OOO.OOO Increase- no one now can say. As a general rule, Congress is not disposed to raise taxes in an election year— which 1950 would be. There were indications that, while hunting for new sources of revenue, Congress may actually reduce some l? VJes —probably hi the excise list. some members believe the 'wartime excise rates to be burdensome—both to.taxpayers and to business. House Speaker Rayburn disclosed the tax bill priority for 195O in calling for immediate House action on a pending measure calling for:expansion or the government's social security program. The .idea, Rayburn said is to clear the-way. for' the 'House Ways and Means Committee to tackle overall tax:revisions early next year. Tlie speaker did not say definitely »hat he expects In, the new tax Jaw but he did comment, ilfnlficantlr, that the government cannot Indefinitely continue deficit financing—that ft, borrowing to pay for Day-to-date spending. This followed a recent statement by. .Ways, and Mean*. Chairman DougMon (D-NO), top Democratic tax manager,.that "I am opposed to deficit financing except in case of war or serious economic emergency, balanced budget ur the near future, In my opinion, is essential to the economic stability and prosperity o fth« country Some experts are estimating that the government, in the current fiscal jear ending next June 30 nil] BO into the red by more than $5. ,0000 ., " ^ ^ Deficit *perding as a policy of government, Dougnton said in his statement is hlgmj oojectionable. He suggested a middle couise. as follows; '-To .provide some reasonable reduction-In governmental expenditures to require some increase in taxes where the increase can be borne without unduly disturbing the economy, and to provide a. reduction in those' taxes which are crippling enterprise and Interfering with business expansion. 'In the last group I place a great many of the war excise taxes, particularly, those Imposed on the services of communication and transportation." However; Doughton then advised consumers there is no likelihood of early cuts In exciscs-^-on such things as furs, jewelry, luggage and other items.. Missco Health Unit to Assist in Jonesboro Clinic Three Mississippi County Health officials will assist the Public Welfare Department of Arkansas with a Crippled Children's Clinic hi Jonesboro, Thursday. Mrs. E. O. Ambrose, clinic nurse for-North Mississippi County, Mrs. Annabel Pill, -North Mississippi County health nurse, and Mrs. Lucy Boone Miller, South Mississippi County health nurse will assist. Miss Clara Tomey, public health nurse at Marion will be in charge of the Clinic. A similar clinic was conducted in Blytheville September 15, and are being planned for other Arkansas towns In the near future, with the Arkansas Health Department nd the Public Welfare Department working Jointly on the clinics. U.S. Navy Air Arm Puts on Fine Show For High Army Officers and Civilians By ElUn C. Fay NORFOLK, Va., Sept. .. ,., The Navy last night staged one of its toughest air maneuvers to wind up Its show of seapower for Air Force and Army chiefs: nighttime takeoffs »nd landing* from a carrier. Fallowing thit exhibition^ the Carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to this port with the secretaries of the Army and Navy, chiefs of the three armed forces and a group of civilians who have just finished .in Intensive week of schooling In military problems. Last night the Air Pores chief General Vandenberg, peered down from the flattop's lofty auperstruc- ture as planes roared' down IU vast flight dec k«nd «loft Into the darkness. . • . -•When the time came to land, each of th« four pilot* taking part in he operation made several passes at he flight deck, marked only for a moment by dimmed floodlights at the instant of approach, before he planes dropped to the 'deck •od were » Hop by Uu Carrier's arresting gear. During the day, the carrier task force put on an almost'continpus ten hour demonstration of various phases of its operations. Watching the show was the greatest single assemblage of high brass which has been abcard a Navy ship aince the war. It was virtually A command appearance, ordered by Secretary ot Decense Johnson so the Air Force and Army could see how the Navy works outside the high-level Pentagon region which has been an area for frequent quarrels in recent months. Secretary'of Air Symington and Oen. Vandenberg, both ardent backers of the B-36 superbomber which has come In for criticism from Navy-minded people, appear- antly were Impressed by what they saw aboard .the carrier. They watched the Navy's biggest bomber—the twin-engine P2V Neptune—launched from the flattop's deck. "Marvelous," declared Symington. "Good show," Vandenberg commented. TWELVE PAGES ENTERS '.GUILTY W.EA IN DENVER-Henry M Colorado millionaire and one of the key figures in the Teapot Dome oil scandal of the Harding administration, jesterday entered a plea of guilty to federal income tax fraud charges when arraigned In Denier He had been abroad In self-imposed exile for a quarter centurj The government has asked that other charges against Blackwer be dismissed, but the court has not acted on'the recommendation (AP Wirephoto) (See story on Page 3) > Arkansas Income Tax Delinquents Warned Counts-by-counj lists have been prepared b } the in, icome tax division of the State Revenue Department In a check up on Arkansas who failed this sear to file state tax returns on their IMS incomes onlj t*o counties In the state-Pulaskl and Monroe-had lists larger than Misasapp, county where 488 persons according to W R orton director of.the tatefa. ta,>dlvision of the state agncy, neglected to file returns Single persons,'with incomes of *' oOO ,or more, and "married persons with incomes of $3,500 -or larger are required to file r*Vrtns eien though no tax m»y be Hue It was explained The tax office personnel reported finding the names of 1103$ Arkansans who apparently should havo filed returns but did not An estimated 2000 of these/reside in Pulaski County and next largest number is in Monroe County where the list contains 578 names Mississippi County was next with 488 and Cralghead County » » 5 fourth with 413 ' v Revenue department officials said that the tardy taxpajer* will be given a-belatcrt opportunity to file" returns and pay their taxes without penalty. If necessary, the ;agency is prepared to turn the delinquent accounts over to the department's legal'division. .. . . Where collection through the legal division is necessary the amount of the-tax: Is doubled and this Includes the penalty for delinquency and the fee which .goes .to the attorney making the collection, It was explained. Liquor and Bond Issues Go Before Oklahoma Voters OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 27. (ff Oklahoma, the last prohibition stronghold in the United States besides Mississippi, will test Its 42- year-old constitutional ban on Hq- ewer Project Revised New Petition Awaits City Council Action On October 18 A special session of the City Council has been called for g pm Oct 18 In City Hall to act on a new petition for a sewer improvement district m Pride and Gateway Suhdh istons The council will be acting on a move that began nearly a year "go to obtain a sanitary sewer system for the residential area south of West Highway 'ig .and west of 2Ut Street. The move began.short- ly nfter this section wns annexed into the city limits and since then the areas has been designated as the Fourth -Ward. At the special session, the council will formally determine If signers of the petition represent two-thirds In value of property owners of the section. If none of the' .signatures are challenged by Protestants or found Invalid, the petition will be approved and an ordinance enacted '„ (creating the improvement district New Petition Filed Oicar Fendler, attorney for the petitioners, said today that If the petition Is approved and the district created, an engineer will be uor for the sixth time today. '.-; empiovedTO draw up pan, and A constitutional amendment -to ! Mm*ted cost for ' P repeal prohibition will be voted upon at a special election, A $36,000,000 bond Issue for public buildings sponsored by Gov. Roy J. Turner 1 also is on the ballot. Fair weather Is forecast and predictions call for a hall-million vote turnout, which would be a record for a special election. David C. Shapard, attorney for the United Dry Association, forecast a cautious 50 to 2,000 margin for continuance of the liquor bail Albert G. Kulp, president of the repeal-advocating Oklahoma Economic Institute, predicted a margin of 55,000 votes for the wets with 550,000 votes to be cast. Church groups have ltd the fight for prohibition. Governor Turner put repeal on :hc ballot with his bond Issue after the OEr presented a petition' with 212,000 signatures asking . a repeal " • ote last March. New York Stocks 1:30 P.m. Quotations:' A T & T-.-.- .;. Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth steel ...,'. Chrysler Coca Cola .' Oen Electric Gei; Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester . ... North Am Aviation .'...,..'. the city clerk after a replnt of the area, made In May. increased the assessed valuation of the subdivisions by placing on the tax books much real estate which had been lost for tax purposes Eliminating all Irregular lots and replaling them as regular lots and blocks ^suited in more than doubling assessed valuation of the area, Mr. Fendler said. Property Valuations Revised The new assessed valuation Is approximately «M,000. Vahi of property held by the petitioners is more than 143,000, or more than the two- thirds value required by law, Mr Pendler said. said. The original move to set up the sewer project became snagged on the assessed valuation requirements early this year since the valuation of the land under the original plat was Insufficient to support such nn Improvement dktrlct. The replat- was made to obtain regular descriptions of the property In this area and make It feasible 142 1-1 for the county tax assessor to lo- 73 S-» cate, m -ss and record It on the 28 3-4 27 1-4 51 3-8 166 1-2 37 3-8 62 50 1-2 10 1-8 W 1-4 10 Republic Steel 201-4 5-8 16 1-4 21 1-2 68 1-8 23 40 1-2 Socony Vacuum Studcbakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp . . U S Steel Se»ri tai books, Mr. Fendler said. The plat Is for tax purposes only, he said. A total of 122 residents of Pride •£? aa '' way Subdivisions signed In It, they requested the council to name U. W. Moore O W Cop- ptdge and O. 8. Baggett as the sewer district commissioners. Farmer Fatally Burned BUFFALO, Mo., Sept. 27. (irt- John Check, about 70, a retired farmer, died in a tire which destroyed his home three miles south of here tarly today. Britain Boosts Profits Tax to Offset Inflation Cripps Authorizes Immediate Five Per Cent Hike in Levy SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENX8 es wages, must - ' - Staf- npps raised Britain's profits th* i V?P e " fth today to °'f*!t He Inflationary effect of cheapening the pound. The tax on profits now Is 25 per cent. Crlpps told the House of Commons he Is Increasing: It "a> from today" to 30 per cent. At the same time Crlpps repeated ills stand that personal Incom Including those from stay at present levels. The chancellor, of the exchequer also warned British businessmen: If there Is any further breaking avvny from voluntary limitation of dividends I shall consider myself at liberty .to introduce legislation to restrict dividends In the next finance bill." Crlpps opened the crucial debate In Die House of Commons on the devaluation of the pound. Ho was fortified by a Lalx>r Party caucus which, Informants said, decided to stand behind the government on the currency Issue. A treasury spokesman said Cripps lias authority to rake the tax on business . and Industrial profits •it once. Later, the spokesman said Hie chancellor presumably will sub- in t some sort of formal motion asking House of Commons approval which would be .virtually automatic In view of the heavy labor majority. Acts to Appease Labor Informed observers saw the action as a sop to rank and file labor which has been complaining that the llttls people will suffer most from tlie cheapening of the pound from $4.03 to $2.8D. Tlie Trades Union Congress has been InsUtlng that even a slipht rise In the of living would prove unt>;«rau!e to the lower paid British workers. The TOU has not yet given the government, of which it is the most powerful pillar, Its public support on the devaluation Policy. r In his address today' Crlpps Insisted' that -food prices Increases are >. not likely to come In- large measures, or soon." Tlie -price of bread, -, libwuver, : already' Is up" a penny. Crlpin said that It rifay be that by. the 'end of the year the cost of living Inrtex figure may be up about a point. The government risked business last year to hold dividends at the 1947 level. Most companies complied but a few balked and passed out more to their .stockholders as postwar profits rose. ...... ,. RaMtHutch Becomes Death Trap for Girls Br The Associated Press ' Two little girls died Monday night playhouse fire as the result of . at Stuttgart, rnlslng Arkansas violent death toll for yet-young week to at least six. The victims were Patsy Buerklo and Barbara Sue Foster, each nine They and two other girls were playing house in an old rabbit hutch. One of the children started a fire on the floor with excelsior and flames quickly engulfed the (llmsy structure. Mrs. Herman Bucrklc, attracted by the children's screams, suffered severe hand burns while pulling her daughter and the others out of the flames. Earlier Monday, the shotgun tleath of Thomas Luther Helms, 62-ycra-old carpenter ncnr El Dorado, was held by Coroner Don Schultz to he suicide. N. O. Gorton 1:30 p.m. quotations : Oct. Dec. Mar. May July Open High Low Last 29:« 3881 2980 2082 . 2053 2970 2903 2fl«j . 2962 2966 2362 2064 . 2957 2SS2 2SS6 2058 . 23S8 2D05 2993 2000 New York Cotton 1:30 p.m. quotations: Oywn High Low Last 2984 2939 2983 2885 Dec. . Mar. May , July . 2967 2974 2957 29 BD 2965 2973 2965 . 2958 2968 2958 2307 2915 2907 2010 Nbn-Union Miners Carrying Rifles Go Back to Work Women's Chomp Seeks to Repeat In 1949 Contest *17 pickets. The state troopers bruoght le- i > Mr*.,. Lavern Deatheraie The "World's champion Woman Cotton Picker" will defend her title this year at the 10th annual National Cotton Picking Contest In Blythevlll Oct. 7. She Is Mrs. Lavern Deatherage; 26-year-old farm wife of near Walnut Ridge. Mrs. Deatherage won the $50 tlrst, prize and her title in the Women's Division of the 1048 National Cotton Picking Contest. The mother of two children,,Mra: De.ilhemge also'was runner-up In the 1946 contest, when she won;the .$100 second prize in the 'Women's Division. She also won "i «3S< prfe' in the 1947 conteat.-'*- 'v\<-!^*, ', 111 last year's event. Ifrs.-Deaiher- age picked 74 pounds of debris- free cotton In one hour and 25 minutes. Entries for the contest, sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, a re being received at an Increasing rate, Juck Rawl- Ings, contest chairman, aald yesterday. Mniiy entries also have been received from Blytheville merchants for the commercial parade that will open this year's two-day program at 2:30 p.m. Oct. • 6, Mr. Rawllngs said. Two Blytheyille Women Injured in Auto-Truck Accident Hear Yqrbro Two Blytheville women, Mrs. O.S. Uolllson and Mrs. L,. O. Rolllson, were Injured yesterday afternoon when the car In which they were riding collided with a truck on VS. Highway 61 near Yarbro. Hospital officials said their Injuries arc not serious and that they were Improved this morning. State Highway Patrolman 'George Irwln, who Investigated the accident Identified the driver of the truck as William Bass, or Memphis. Mr. rrwln. who was assisted in the Investigation by Holland Alkcn, deputy sheriff, and city police ot- flccr Arthur Fields, said Bass was driving a Southwestern Transport truck and was not 'nkcn to a hospital. Mr. irwin reported that the car, heading north, and the southbound truck met nearly head-o;> near the viaduct, about four miles north of Blytheville around 3:30 pm. yes- tcnlny. The car. which Mr. Irwln said u-as driven by Mrs. O. S. Rolllion, was practically demolished while the cab of the truck showed some damage. r«M ClearfieJd fl re« where 35 operations resumed after a week of Idfeness £, plcketi "B ^ unionized bands Miners went to work carryln* rill.* and shotguns. Armed guard. paced. n«,r. entrances to mine work- Ings or stalked In underbnnh neat Scores of automobile* contaln- Inr picket.: criilwd .lel»urelv oi> narrow »tndin r remi skirling the mines but matfe no reported effort, to Interfere. Squad, of Elate police trailed then, and occasionally brought them to a halt for Inspection. In Clarion county some 50 miles rt0n , 17C1 f ar " Cid ' i(nte P?»« "rested 17 pickets charged with vlolat- icketlri in J ullctI °n against mass. Mines being repoened are located ° " of them are . - m are strip workings In which shovels dig coal from surface veins, others are underground operations. _ Some of the armed sentries rode beside the drives of loaded coal trucks, their rifle, protruding men- •Phjgly from cab windows, . 17 ,"rt«; P !i anlCjL - ' Gani °w "Ported 17 arrested for mass picketing around the Wlngert mine near Slip, " cl ? rlo » County. A court Injunc- PlckeUiTg rtCE1 " Iy Pr °' llblts m ** Ford luuei Not Settled . DETROIT, Sept. 27-</P,_The " e ' Or 5etlle "«nt of the Ford contract dispute crept close u,^"" 0 " prepared * Unless an agreement can be rea- the CIO H - y. e CIO United Auto Worker. Union F%* th '" t<n "» to clo » down S3 M °[ C0 - with • rtrto, of workers. ' called after" both sides were «M<> be^drawtag up'titw repprt- May. in * or* yesterday on the Usuei "of Pensions and Insurance, Bethlehem Steel Corporation proposed It pay four cents « n hour for an inaurance program and that employes pay toree cents. No offer wa» .made on pensions, -• i Bomber Crash In Oklahoma Investigated , Okla., Sept. -_ sn,f"h? Afir . I 7 )rce bomber crashed , "* lnto flames e " ear this a,t rh t n «ry |»st night, possibly snuffing out the lives of 13 crew members Tinker air force base officers in Oklahoma City said the i plan, wa" " Soybeans Nov. Dec. Mch. May Open High Low Last 224% 227", 223U 227>t-227 224 % . 225' .. 223 227 <i 223?; 227^-227 227',.!; 224>,i 227'i -227 224T4 223H 224«-M Items of Apparel Made From Cotton Judged in Jaycce-Sponsored Contest Judging of entries in the Clothing from Cotton Bags Contest was scheduled to get underway at 1:30 p.m. today wirh a pane! of three Judges picking the winners. Paul Pryor, nichard Jicdcl and Mrs. Walter Roscnlhal have been selected to Judge th« entries. Winners will receive a total of $250 In cash awards. Harry Levltch, chairman of the colton bags contest, said the Judges were selected because of their experience In the clothing busine,«. All three are associated with Blytheville clothing stores. After the winning entries have been selected in the four contest categories, Mr;. Gilbert D. Hammock, Jr., who U assisting Mr. •Levltch with the contest, will select Blytheville girls to model thorn at the National Cotton Picking Contest. Tlie Cotton Bags Fashion Revue will be held on the afternoon of the contest Oct. 7. In addition, a wardrobe of 20 cotton garments provided by the National Cotton Council of Memphis will be modeled by Miss Mary Ellen Stafford, -Queen of Cotton Fash- Ions," Miss Joyce Damon, her "Lady - in - w a 11 i n g," and two "Maids," Barbara and Freda Smith, daughters of Mrs. G. W. Smith of Blytheville. The Clothing from Cotton Bags Contest. Is sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, also sponsor of the National Cotton Picking contest. traln- Force ; authorities did not names of the 13 men who boarded the plane , on lts taltK)f , City Marshall jack Bishop said he counted 10 bodies near the molten mass shortly after midnight, five- hours alter the four-en|lne craft plunged earthward. Flames made it Impossible for rescue volunteers to get within 100 yards of the plnne after gasoline Wread over the area. Intense heat after the fire died out also delayed a close view of the wreckage Some observers said they thought they heard the plane explode In midair. They said the wreckage was heaped compactly into a wooded patch on a small hill. Talhlnl Is in the Ozark National Forest area but the crash scene R-as In Prairie country inhabited by ranch families. It Is 180 miles' southeast of Oklahoma City end 75 miles southwest of Fort Snilth, Ark. Some farmers living near the scene expressed belief It would have been Impossible for anyone who stayed with the plane In its Total plunge nose downward to survive. Shortly afler midnight observers at the scene said they sighted "something resembling Hares." A search of a two-mile area failed to locate survivors, who mijht have parachuted. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Not much change In temperature. Mlsiourl forecast: Fair tonight and Wednesday. Cooler tonight, lowest near +5. H/gliest Wednesday In lower 70s. Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—85. Sunset today—5:50. Sunrise tomorrow—o:52. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jnn. 1.—41.17. Mean tempcraure (midway be- > ta-een high and low)—70. , i '. Normal mean for sept— H3 This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—48. Maximum yesterday—71. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat» —So.SB,

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