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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT *nrar*mvwt> rvm w^-.,^---... ._ ' ^^i^ VOL. XLV—NO. 143 BJytheviU* D^llj Ke Blytheville Cknirlcr B)yth«ville HenJd **issi«ippl valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HORTHKAST ARKANOAfl AKD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI British Request Greater Freedom With EGA Dollars Ministers Attending Washington Parley Set Up Committees Sept. 8.— WP)—The three-power conference on the British financial crisis today set up a special committee to go into Britain's request for more freedom in spending EGA dollars outside the United States. It was learned that Britain'has toM the United States that unless changes are made in present Marshall plan operations they will have to spend several hundred million more dollars out of their dwindling reserves. The decision of the American British and Canadian cabinet ministers to make a special study of the whole question of the use of ECA funds was one of four decisions made today. Special groups wore also assigned to wo rk on the follow i ti g three problems: 1. Commodities and stockpiling: Britain has told the United States on this point that a speedup in the use of American funds for stockpiling strategic materials such as rubber and tin would assist the British government in increasing its dollar earnings. Those materials are produced in areas which do their trading in the British pound sterling. 2. Customs procedure: Both Britain and Canada have repeatedly complained to the American gov- f ment that its customs proced- s are so cumbersome and old- hioned that foreign eviwrters are discouraged from trying to get goods Into this country for sale here, and that American buyers lire discouraged from seeking foreign goods. A solution -to this p no ble m, from th e British viewpoint, would have the same effect as a solution to the stockpiling problem— t hat Is it \vo til ri fit in to the request of Sir Stafford Cripps that the United States open greater markets to British goods. 3. Overseas Investments; British and Canadian conferees are reported to have taken the position that th e United States, as the world's greatest creditor nation, must find new wi*£? to put cK SiW^itf "^ ovk" .encouraging heavier American investments In foreign countries. Snydrr Announces Program The announcement of the work at today's session—the third meeting of the conference which opened yesterday—was made by Secretary of the Treasury Snyder, the chief American delegate, in a news conference at the State Department, where the meetings are being held. Snyder said that Paul Hoffman, the ECA administrator, and Averell ECA ambassador in ipe, considerably broadened (he subject of Britain's dollar earnings at this morning's session In include [he problem of dollar earnings of aU the ECA countries. Lang* Pupils to Attend Classes in Churches Starting Monday Morning Provision* are being made U BM Sunday School norm in various churches In order that the Lange School may be open Monday, W. B. Nicholson, luperin- tendent of the schooli, anneunc- ed today. Mr. Nicholson laid that a whed- •le and further , announcement* could be made tomorrow and Saturday about where Tarion would report. Troops Sough! To Quell Strikers N«w York Governor Asked to Call Out National Guardsmen BUFFALO, N. y., Sept. Governor Dewey was asked today to scnfl national guard<men as ± e " C , e "t" d . '.» ^e 13-*eek-old The request v*s made by District Attorney William E . Miller or Nla-- gara County as dying squads of strikers ^^ vo *-*™* "°°Shortly after at least 14 reported Injured in two attacks this morning. Miner said he telephoned Lawrence Walsh. Governor Dewey, assistant counsel. Miller said- I told him that no amount of M^ 3 ' P°" ce coordination, Including me three municipal police departments and Niagara County sheriffs onice, could possibly cope with the local scene. "I Informed him that short of the state militia prevent further' bloodshed " .Miller said he .as convinced the responsible labor leaders no ">"ger are In control of the situation and that all activities were neimr led by Influences foreign to the local scene and unquestionably rommunbfically dominated." Scores of wives or non-strikers sent telegrams last night to Governor Dewey expressing concern for the safety of their husbands and pleading for state police or militia D. Bell, president of could protection. Lawrence ,. — ---» !••%— JiHtill, \jt. the aircraft company, joined Niagara county Sheriff Henry Becker in making such an appeal after about 500 strikers and sympathis- ers paraded, through the plant Aug. IJkriman, the EI western Euroi Hoffman, Snyder said, took the same line in the closed meeting's with Cripps and the other conferees Hint he has taken in public statements in recent weeks— advocating better British sales techniques and the development of goods appealing to Americans at a competitive cost Asked whether devaluation of the British pound has come up. Snyder said he would not discuss devaluation publicly "at.any time" Pressed on the point, he sharply replied •let's drop that and go on to something else." In the case of the committee on ECA eligibility" Sny< ,e r confirmed in response to '/rations that the »jj£k of this committee would cover t^. proposal to give the British greater freedom-they would like complete freedom - in spending Marshall plan dollars where they figure they can get what they want at the least cost in dollars. . Cripps has not specified how the United Slates might go about enlarging :, markets for British goods. Blytheville Man, Aided By Missco Foundation, Plans to Get Law Degree Elbcrt S. Johnson, local representative of Equitable Life Insur- ?»f e F°""> a "- v . will enter Unlver- w? tot Arkall «<s Law School nest a automobile collision lost night, was not avatl- abl^jfor^, comment on today's incidents. .A -'company spokesman however, quoted him as describing the" events as "pure, simple unadulterated anarchy." Tile 14 hurt today were attacked in two isolated raids at distances of a mile or two from tile plant Four were hurt when one of the squads numbering about 200 ambushed a cavalcade of seven buses carrying employes from Buffalo to the Bell plant in nearby Wheatfield. Ten others were reported hurt when another squad chased a group of about 50 employes who had returned to the neighborhood of a housing project at the outskirts of Niagara Palls. N h!X Johnson 's return t h o college Aid F™ ° il * po " s< >«d by the Studeiit n of the Osceola, Lux, - hcv111e Rotnri ' dubs - r r:ulunti! return to Mis^ in 1951 and has been Johnsons parent's In Luxora Mrs' Johnson will continue he?'duti« as noine economics teachp i wi thcvillc High School y " Arkansas Prison Board Proposes To Lease Convicts LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 8. MV-The Arkansas penitentiary board plans to supplement the Institution's Income by leasing convicts. At a meeting yesterday It adopted, a resolution authorizing contracts with state institutions and private individuals tor use of convict labor at a rate of *< . <j ay pj, f an Thj contracts must be approved by the governor and attorney general. Supt. Lee Henslee told the board that the penitentiary would have leceived $40.863 had it been paid for convict labor furnished state Institutions from last Jan. 1 through Aug. 31. Henslee recently was advised by Attorney Oeneral ike Murry that he is not required to furnish convict Inbor to state Institutions free but could lease convicts to the state institutions tinder properly execut- "d contracts. The penitentiary board, which also serves as the State Board of Pardons and Parole.';, at the meeting esterday granted paroles to 39 convicts and recommended eight furloughs and three commutations of sentence to the governor. Convicts paroled (showing county of conviction, date, charge and sentence) included: Mississippi Coun- Ross Hoyle, Dec. 8, IS47, burglary and grand larceny, five years George Robert McCain. Nov. 22, 1947, grand larceny, five years. New York Stocks Closing Quot.-tions- AT&T.... Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ,. Beth Steel BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1949 Aldermen Propose to Widen More NortkandSouthStreetsNext Year EIGHTEEN PAGES Plans lor additional street-widening in 1950 were an s nr;~"-~^^^ iiounced yesterday afternoon by the City Council's Pour side streets are scheduled to •idenlnsr next year are Second. Fourth, Seventh and Eighth, i also sald» .. widening yesterday that widening of Ash Street, where work is now underway In the 1000 block, is expected to bt completed in from 10 days to two "—'-- If rain doe* not slow the _ of concrete. The committee is composed of Aldermen Jodie L- Sabers, W.C. Gates and Harry Taylor. To Widen Seventh, Eighth Widening of Seventh and Eighth Streets will aid the heavy flow of traffic In the vicinity of the First Methodist and First Baptist Churches and will reduce congestion along these routes to the high school football field on game nights, [ the aldermen said. Fourth street between Chickasawba Avenue and Walnut Street will be widened 15 feet, according to present plans. Laying of concrete on the Ash Street project has progressed to within 30 feet of Ninth Street and forms were being laid today in tin 1000 block. Greatly-Improved drainage of Ash Street has been virtually insured by revision, of the storm sewer drain openings. These drain openings have been lowered to street level and grates installed over them at the intersections of Ash with Seventh and Ninth Streets. There is a sewer drain at each corner of these intersections. The drain openings previously were at (he level of the ground be- 3'ond the old curbing and were too high to permit water to run off the street into the storm sewers. The sewers themselves are being cleaned and "blown out" to further facilitate drainage. All corners along Ash Street are being rounded off to a larger radius to preclude the necessity of sharp turns. The corners are being rounded off In such a manner as to permit widening of the narrow side streets without relaying this section of the curbing. Driveways removed in the widening process are being 'replaced by the city to conform with the new width. . While concrete retaining walls are .6 be erected to fill the brjef gap jetween curb and sidewalk on nhlckasawba Avenue, terracing will PO//O Foundation Asks Millions In Nation-wide Emergency Drive NEW YORK, Sept. 8. (*>-With the staWj one of the most severe polio epidemics In Its hlstorv an *^ emergency drive iy for fluids to cope with an This is nearly double the 23.458 reported so far this year The U. S. Postofflce Department U working with the National Foundation tor Infantile io accomplish this on Ash 145 1-4 Jfe done (• Street." Another new addition to the street Improvement program is construction of a drive for school buses near the high school. This drive is King made from former alleyway that had fallen in disuse. Old Concrete Used It Is being filled in with crushed concrete blocks and will be graveled after the roadbed Is raised to >ennit drainage. Formerly a low mudhole choked with underbrush, this drive will permit school buses to arrive and depart via North Sixth Street, whici: connected with the drive by a short gravel road. The drive runs mmediately east of the industrial and vocational agriculture buildings and Joins the drive way east of the high school building. Old curbings and driveways removed in the widening work on Ash Street are providing the crushed concrete being used as the roadbed for this drive. Workmen this wek removed forms from the rounded curbing at the southwest comer of She intersection of Fourth and Chlckasawba. A power line pole on this corner was moved In eight feet to permit widening of the curve. The aldermen said traffic light standards for the intersection of Fifth and Walnut have-been ordered. A traffic signal will be Installed on each corner to replace the single overhead light which was removed when Fifth was widened. Section of East M»hi Widened Another portion of the street program completed recently was the extension of East Main Street. A strip of 128 feet of blacktop was replaced by 50-feet wide concrete. Work on filling the Central Grade School grounds was completed in time for the beginning of the fall term. A total of 60 loads of dirt was xtsed to raise this area from 18 to 24 Inches above Its former level Meanwhile, work on replacing a portion of the sidewalk on the Walnut street side of the old cemetery site was to start this week. The new sidewalk will circle the huge red oak In the southeast corner of the site, which is being converted Into a memorial park. The second half of the diagonal sidewalk across the cemetery was completed this week. To date. 228 loads of dirt have been used to fill In low spots in the cemetery site. Mr. Nabers said. Missouri Pacific To Halt All Trains None to Move After Midnight Because of Brotherhoods' Strike St. LOUIS, Sept »—(/l>)_The M. Louis Chamber of Commerce ask e< j President Truman today to a*aln Intervene personally In the Missouri Pacific Railroad strike set for tomorrow. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8. W>i _ All trains on the Missouri Pacific Railroad are scheduled to halt after midnight tonight. Although a strike, called by four operating brotherhoods, isn't effective until 2 p.m. tomorrow, the railroad said no trains will leave terminals after tonight's deadline. Trains already moving will complete their runs. A freight embargo took effect at midnight Tuesday. Company officials said the service was being stopped to avoid a last-minute rlut of freight, express and passengers at the strike deadline. Leaders of three of four of the brotherhoods met at Cleveland yesterday and ended all hopes of a settlement with the announcement that strike notices were being prepared for the 5.000 operating em- ployes affected. •George Hooper, chief clerk of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, said: • " "We have gone through two sessions of mediation and one emergency fact-finding -panel session. After three years you lose patience, there's nothing else to do but strike." J. P. Neff, chief executive officer for the railroad, termed the strike unjustified. He said the railroad had offered to arbitrate the Issues of the dispute—some 300 in- divldup' grievances—but that the union refused. An estimated 15.000 to 25,00* other employes of the railroad will be laid off because of the strike. Hundreds of towns anil* thousands of Industrie-, depend- Inf an the road for transportation of freight, will be affected In Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Kansas. The Individual grievances are said to involve $3,000.000. Besides the Locomotive Engineers' Brotherhood, other unions involved are th- Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Firemen and Englnemen and Railroad Trainmen. A strike was voted by the unions last December but conferences with the railroad began after that. The strike l^ter was scheduled in July but President Truman called for an emergency fact-finding board. The union.' turned dovn the board's recommendations. Paralysis In the week-long emergency drive, 'With the .goal set at *14,500,000. Announcing the appeal over the Columbia Broadcasting System last night, Foundation President Basil o Connor said the agency has ju=t about run out of funds to care for victims of the disease. He said all signs are that the epidemic Is just about half over although the public health service in Washington reported a downturn In cases for the second successive week. 2,915 Cases Last Week With all states but Illinois re- portnig, the week ended Sept 3 had 2,915 cases. Officials said that alter the Illinois figure Is in, the total still probably will be less than 'lie 3,214 new cases rejwrted for the week ended Aug. 27. So far. the largest number of new cases reported was in the week ended Aug. 20, when 3,422 were stricken. This Is the first time the foundation has ever called for contributions In addition to those obtained in Its annual "March of Dimes" campaign. O'Connor said the foundation funds now are being spent at the rate of »100,000 a day to fight the epidemic, and at this rate, there is only enough money to last about 11 more days. Arrangements have been made for the Postofflce Department to deliver contributions • addressed t o "polio" In care of an y local post- office in the country. Mayor Issue* Proclamation It was announced here yesterday that Mayor Doyle Henderson In cooperation with the Mississippi CoUnty.. Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, had proclaimed the week of September 8 to 15 as "Polio Emergency Week." '•-•••" A. s. Harrison, county chairman said that contributions could b« mailed to "polio" In care of the postmaster, and Ross S. Stevens postmaster, will forward the funds' to the Little Rock postmaster and the state foundation, for dlstribu- Wynne C. of C. Group Will Visit Blytheville The Industrial committee of the Wynne Chamber of Commerce will be in Blytheville tomorrow afternoon to visit part ol Blytheville's Industrial plants. J. T. Hultsman. Jr., secretary- manager of the Wynne Chamber, said they were particularly Interested In visiting the Blytheville Canning Company. Worth D. Holder, secrtary-nian- ager of the Blytheville Chamber o f Commerce will conduct the lour. Typhoon Hits Hong Kong HONO KONO, Sept. typhoon with winds up to 100 miles an hour lashed Hong- Kong for four hours today but caused no apprec- _iable damage. 72 3-4 | These loads ranged from two to five Fiid.iy and Sept. 13. Soybeans quotations Nov Dec Mar May fayetteville i Coca Cola ...." i school on i Oen Eelectrlc Oen Motors ..,', Montgomery Ward National Distillers' Republic Steel .... Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker " Standard of N j '.'.' ~ Corp High Low close 235 23254 234U 234% 232% 23414 234'i ?32<i 234-233 , \r to 318=4 tax j o Penney Y.Y.Y.Y.'.V.V.'. 51 27 26 7-8 51 7-8 158 M 7-8 8> 1-2 52 1-4 10 Oct. 27 1-4: Dec, 20 i Mch. 19 1-2 May 11 1-2 i Jly. 18 1-2! Oct. 27 5-g, 69 1-2 I 59 1-2' yards each. New York Cotton Hl?h Low Last 3007 3037 3007 3003 29c9 2945 2012 2753 2730 2976 2974 2973 2973-79 2978 2978 2970 29)2 2736 Aristocratic families in ancient s-» jewels. their pet moray fish Miss America Contestants of 1949 Enter Second Day of Preliminaries , By Geoffrey Gould ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 8. (^Hopeful, hard-working MJ« America contestants fa« a busy time today in preparation lor the second round of preliminary contest. ^ Arkansas' entry this year U Miss Barbara Brothers, daughter or ^r. and Mrs. E. Q. Brothers of Little Rock. He Is dean of Little RocK The 52 beauties culled from the cream of the nation's crop began heir day at 9:45 a.m., when they eft their hotels for a breakfast conference with contest Judges They must get the sleep out of heir eyes and be on their tc*s— ffeakfastime is when the Judges orm opinions of personality quali- ies of the gorgeous gals. Personality Is one of the four considerations In electing finalists for the Saturday nisht showdown. At 12:30 p.m. the girls reported to •onvention Hall for an arduous re- eaVsal of tonight's second preliminary In the bathing suit, talent and evening gown divisions . After an hour or two of this the chap-rones—one for each contestant—pick up their charges at-convention Hall. Their afternoons are free for sightseeing or resting. But it. dates. Contest rules don't allow Tension Grows for „. Next on the agenda comes dinner and the tension begins to mount Tonight may oe the night, each ot the beauties hopes, that will bring her the points to majee her a finalist. The rewards are (treat a; 1M8 will get a Mis* scholarship. The retlrlnz Miss America, Bcbe Shopp of Hopkins. Minn, reportedly picked up an additional £50.000 in personal appearances the last year. Anther $20,000 In scholarships goes to the runners-up. By 8 p.m. the girls have returned to Convention Hall with their hearts pounding .They must wait half an hour for the shoi.- to begin. Then. In one of three groups, each , girl crosses her fingers and hopes! she U most devastating in an evening gown, most dellclously curvaceous in a bathing suit, or most talented in singing, acting, or entertaining. First Prrlimin»r)e» Iju( .Vlght In the first preliminary last nUbt, Miss Arizona and Miss California lied for first piaoe In the bathing suit division. They are Jacque Mercer, 18. of Lltchfteld, Arlr. and 19- year-old Jone Ann Peder.son of Santa Rosa, Calif. When the winners in tonight's preliminary are announced late at night, the long day comes to an end for the girls. Their chaperones will take them lo their hotels for much-needed sleep. Tomorrow Is anothtr day and an- Alfalfa Growers Plan Conference To Discuss 'Will' Plant Disease Adds New Worries for Missco Producers William Watson of Osceola, as sistant county agent for South Mis slsslppl County, said this mornlnj that alfalfa producers and dehy drators of the county will meet will members of the Alfalfa Commute of the County Farm Bureau at th Court House In Osceola Tuesiln night to discuss the control of wll and grass which has seriously c u the yield of the county's No. crop this year. The alfalfa growers will meet wit: Ur. H. p. Bartholomew, director o the University of Arkansas' Exjicr Imciit stations, and mil White, wli has been conducting an nlfatf experiment for the University t South .Mississippi county this ycai to discuss the situation. Expert to Inspect Fields Dr. Bartholomew will arrive i Osceola early Tuesday and wii visit several of the fields In th county that have been affected b the disease which lias been fiteiiti lied as a type of wilt and is ex pectcd to make his recommenda tlons at the meeting. Mr. Watson stated that approxi mately 75 per cent of alfalfa stands in the south half of Hi county have played out this yea due lo both wilt anc) grass and tha yields there have been greatcly af feclcd. Keith niibrcy, county agent fo North Mississippi county, said yes terday that the same situation i present in the north Imlf of th county and that alfalfa crop North Mississippi County Is th shortest it has been In approxi mately 20 years. He predicted tha 85 per cent of the alfalfa fields in tile north half of the county will be plowed up this year. Growers Hit Hard Th!j Year The of the meeting, Mr Watson explained, Is to try to UK lire out a way to keep alfalfa stand. from going out after a stand is once obtained. "In other words," he said "the alfalfa producers will try tc figure out a way to stay in bus! ness," indicating that the situatloi LS becoming serious. Mr. Watson stated that as fa. as he knew this was the first year alfalfa wilt has been very prominent in this county. The meeting has been ischcdulei for the Court House In Osceola starting at 1:30. ' SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Yugoslav Loan Gets Approval, Observers Say WASHINGTON, Sept. B. Iff, — Diplomatic officials said Uxhy they understood the Export - Imporl Bank has approved n multi-million dollar loan to Yugoslavia. The nmou-.t was reported to be around "1,000.000. The money would be used mainly to buy machinery and equipment needed by Yugoslav copper, lead and zinc mines. The credit would be the first direct American loan to the Yugoslav government since Marshal Tito broke with Moscow about 15 months ago. has been pressing on a loan for aboul State Achcson Is application for three weeks. known to have strongly'«?pnorted the application. He argued that it *as a "calculated risk" necessary to bolster Yugoslavia's economy and strengthen Tito as a symbol of Independence from Moscow's orders Yugoslavia proposes to repay the loan with dollars earned through shipments of lead, /Incc, and copper to the United States. These raw materials arc all being stockpiled by the United States 'or an emergency. College Gridders Rescue Children Trapped by Flood LITTLE ROCK, Sept 8 I,V, — Three Uttle Rocfc children probably owe their lives to the Little Rock Junior College football s'liiatl The three, William, five, Jo,,. Chester, six, and Jackie Anne Stanley, eight, were rescued by mem- Ti'L °,l * he . J " nlor Cn'teRC squad during the heavy rainstorm here yesterday. Ths children hung onto a bush Creek threatened to sweep them away. Their mother, --- 5 . Clydia Stanley, enlisted aid of the grld- ° e . rs * ho were holding an Indoor jkull" practice at the college near- When attempts to swim to the children failed, the players formed » human chain and pulled them to safety. The cloudburst, accompanied by winds up (o 35 miles an hour, dumped 1.02 Inches of water on Little Rock in an hour. Several streets were flooded. Later In the day » high wind and 1.78 Inches ol rain hit Tex- arl-ma. Telephone service through- ^ out the city was disrupted and electric service was knocked out In of the dty. 1949 Cotton Likely to Top Yield in 1948 Agri Department Increases Figure to 14,943,000 Bales WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. (AP)— The f T ast this ycar ' s cotton 500 pounds gross weight. bale. the It compares with 14.868,000 bales produced last year ,„„ „ r ,,,,_, (19 3 8 .47) average of 11,306,000 hales! * In an accompanying rc|»rt, the. Census Bureau said 1,247,443 bales of the 1949 crop had been ginned Prior to Sept. 1. This compared with 1,444,355 bales ginned to the same date last year. The Indicated crop b considerably larger than expected market demands. If It 1, borne oat by the harvest, the government _ -. probably would impose rleld con- bubmit-fed Nominatirm on ""' >Mr ' s cr °P ln rv-i-:-.. r*! . """3 move In prevent ln« surplus. School Election Ticket is Closed Thirty-six Petitions Submitted Nomini District Directors Thirty-six petitions, asking f or the election of school director* " ?J lst , r J ct ? 1>11( ' ac °«»'ty board m' n . with, the comity Board O t »„ Education, and the names will . pear on the ballots of the various d strlcts at the Oeneral School Election September 27. Along with the election of directors, the voters In these districts will decide bond ISSUES, take action pf proposed budgets for the school year and select mlllage to be directed for school purposes in only five of the 10 districts have petitions been filed for more than one candidate, where cles or expired terms exist. At Luxora the names of John H Thtraut and a. B. wood will be on the ballott for election to the five year term; at Shawnee Calvin Williams and Hubert Seymore have petitioned for election to a one- year term caused, by resignation?„ £«£«•.. ": p - Dunavant and VV. s.> Cocherhn.n both seek" eficiiP lion to the five-year term; at DyeV and Vernon -... .„ both W. M. Williams . rnon Humphrey's nnme s have been filed for candidates for five year terms H n ,' h , "' R A1Ws anif •"* B. Holland for one year term,; and at Lenchvllle there are seven caj.d- dates for two vacancies. P" 11 ! 0 " w " "led for the candidate, E. s. Hobtns, bnt .withdrew Mv petition for a rive- yenr term board membership. Those seeking election to the flve-vear crm at Leachville nr e: R. P. Shinley, Enrdle B. Shannon, Russ Crowel'. and c. E. Buck. The candidates to seek election for a ta-o-year term vi n ,'," ' iryanl ' H ' "' Ra y »nd Virgil Johnson. Other director candidates are- Osceola. two three-year terms vacancies, Harold Ohlendorf and Ben *• Butler; Luxora, a five-year and a three-year term vacancies, John H. rhwcatt, c. W. Wood and c W Hoover; and at IJIythcvllle. with two three-year vacancies, Max B Reid and Paul Pryor. vacant five-year, O. Arrnorel, vacancies Qosncll, a -&• IiCobettei, yiiiijuiyi, vacancies for five, three and one-year terms, E. M. Rcgcnolcl, Ludle Adkisson' and W. E. Hagan; Shawnee with a five and one-year term vacant J. B. Wilson. Calvin Williams and Hubert Seymour; Manila, a five year term vacant, John M. Stevens' and Wilson, five-year term vacant J. H. Craln. At Burdetlc there are two vac- ancles (or a live and one-year term, and the candidates are H. B. Shearin and Hollls Jumper; at Kelser with a five-ytar and one-year vacancies, candidates are H. P. Dunavant, w. S. Cocherham, H. P. Hill- lard; at Etowah W. B. Tyler is a. candidate for re-election for a five- year term. The Mississippi County District, ncludlng only the Stlllman School, rtas a five-year term open and Everett Young Ls candidate; and al Dye.w ther are five, three and one- r'ear terms vacant and W. M. Wtl- :tams, Vernon Humphreys, j. w. Williams and James corbtl La, ]S _ don, are the candidates for direc- ' rrs. O. D. Segraves, Osceola attorney, s the only candidate whose name las been (lied for election as county x>ard member from zone three, comprised of Osceola, Luxora, Keiser, Etowah. price-depress- Controls might include both acreage planting allotments and marketing ouolBs. The latter would have to be approved by at least two- thirds of the growers voting In a referendum. No decision on a 1950 control program Is expected, however, before early October. If proposed, quotas probably would be submitted at a referendum Dec. 7. Supplementing this year's crop \™ , a rescrve of more than 5,000 000 hales from previous crops. rae department reported the Indicated yield of cotton per acre at 276.9 pounds, compared with 313 i pounds last year and 254 for the ten-year average. . Acreage ThU Tear The condition of the crop as of facpt. I was reported at 74 per cent of normal compared with 82 n e r cent R year ago and 71 per cent for the ten-year average. The Indicated area left for harvest was put a t 25,907.000 acres. id with 23.003,0*0 last yea? averag,; 631 ' 000 f ° f >, ^« The planted area abaMoned this year was reported at is n., cent, compared with I.I per cent last year and 1.9 for the ten ' average. ye»r The per cent abandonment, th. reage for harvest, condition "f ' , the crop on ept. 1,' the . , cad yield per acre, and the production: respectively, by states Included- Mtesourl 2.5 per cent abanudon- ent; 536,000 acres for harvest- te "<»™ B l: 425 pounds',™ cent ' acre and production 475,000 bales- A ^ nSa -' 3.1; 2.384,000: 68; 322 and 1.600000; Oklahoma 3.5; 75; 170 and 410,000. Employment Gains Noted For August WASHINGTON. Sept. „. , AP) _ The number ol Jobholders hit a ISMS peak of 59,947,000 in August while the total of idlc vo *££ " 40 °' C00 ' Weather Arkansa« forecast: Partly cloudy. Scattered thundcrshowers In south rortlon tonight and Friday. Cooler n north and east central tlons tonight. por- Mlsvoorl for'rant: Cooler central and south portions; Friday generally fair and slightly warmer- low onight. Minimum this morning — 67. Maximum yesterday— 89. Sunset today— 6:19. Sunrise tomorrow— 5:38. Precipitation 24 hours to ^ a.m. oday — none. Mean temperature fmidway be- ween high and low)— 73. N. 0. Cotton Oct Dec Teh lay uly High Low 3M>0 2968 3001 2968 3001 2969 M% 2964 »34 2»03 Close S973 2912 5S72 2964 2S04 Ce U ' Census Bureau said t/xiay. The bureau's report showed that unemployment dipped to 3,689.000. i. It |!l a u rUen in July to 4.096 000 the highest level since 1942 "; re , P ° rt ' Mgerly awa «e<i M a e to Improving economic conditions. revealed a marked increase In factory and other non-farm employment. Secretary o! Commerce Sawver aw In the figures "evidence of a levellng-off of the recent downward adjustment In our economy.- He added in a statement: We are in a fundamentally sound condition for continuing our economic advance." The rise In non-farm employment amounted to 1,168.000. Agricultural employment, on the other hand declined by a like amount as farming operations entered the normal midsummer slack period. The total Increase In civilian employed .therefore, was comparatively slight— 227.0CO workers. The drop in the number of Jobless wa.s attributed by the bureau Partly to the fact that many Job hunting youngsters either found work or telt the labor market. A further drop In unemployment Is expected for September, on which census figures will not be available until next month. Power Company Worker Contacts 11,700-Yolt flfctric Wire and LiVej MEMPHIS. Sept. 8. C/TV-An 11.- 700-vott charge of electricity coureed through the body of 31-year-old Fred Tucker of Marion. Ark., yesterday —and he lived, although he's In serious condition. The accident took place near Ty- ronra. Ark., where Tucker was working on a transformer as a linesman for Power & Light Co. He was brought to Baptist Hospital here. He was reporting "hold- log hi* own" Uxlijr.

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