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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AHKANSAI AND.SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 160 Blythevlll* Dally Hew Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Vslley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Community Chest Budget for 1950 Totals $28,650 After 13 agencies submitted budgets to. the Blytheville Community Chest Board, an overall budget that is decreased by more than $1,300 'from the chest quota last year was announced today by L. G. Nash, chairman of the board. i The total budget this year was set yesterday at a. Reeling of the board at $28,650. The allocations for the various* service organizations which last __ _ Jiurcmll Scores Labor's Methods year totalled $29,989 and this year only $28,650, are: Girt ScouU * SM Boy Scout. 3,000 Library 3.MM Goodfellows 1,OM Band SM Parent-Teachers Associations 659 (575 for each PTA) Elementary Rook Fond 25 90* I,4M 75 12,1«4> 3,500 IM 1.50* Social Welfare Cancer Association Cemetery Aawclatlon Blytherille "f . Infantile Paralysis Glee Cli:h Contingency Fund Total ' $M,65» The biggest allocation, to the Blytheville "Y," was Increased 1900 over last year's allocation since that agency will continue to provide playground supervision for thi new parks added In Blythevllle. An increase of $400 was, allocated to Girl Scout work, but^most othe budget ."igures were about the same as last year. The campaign Is scheduled tc npen October 18, and will be dlr ected by John Caudill, with liv other division chairmen to be named soon to direct a prospec rating committee, publicity, ad gifts, general solicitation, and .-^lean-up drive. IP' After the 'division chairmen 'named solicitation teams will b selected, and the campaign read to take shape lor the advance gifi drive about a week before the op enlng of the "Red Feather" cam palgn. The Community Cheit, provld Ing » 'united campaign for ser .yice agencies, is malntalnei •, .through the Chamber of Com merce, with all the workers bemc volunteers. It was pointed out to the boa members yesterday'; that throu[ this united campaign last year tl community saved money, since con 'ducting the campaign cost only .per .cent of the. collections, wh 22 individual campaigns would ha Increases in School Tax Win Approval McMotfi's Comment on Retiring Qn xl:/! 6 /^ Cleared in Press Conference political wrlten and a few uneasy minute* Fiery Conservative Asks Parliament to Seat New Party By Hal Cooper , LONDON, Sept. 28. (/P)—Winston hurcliill called on Parliament to- ay to kick out Prime Minister Attee's labor government make way or another which he said could set he British pound free to find Its wn level in world markets. The conservative leader, In a, lashing attack, denounced the la- K>r government as having brought Britain "to the verge of national and International bankruptcy." His addresi opened the conserva- ive attack In the three-day debate in Parliament on Britain's devalua- lon policy. Churchill said even U the labor ;overnment was forced to devalue the pound from $4.03 to $2.80, "It annot be a good,thing and we have suffered a serious disaster/' Under the present strict controls, the conservative leader declared, it will prove a "new drain upon our latent strength and remaining motive power." . . .'; Needs New Government The wartime prime minister said the sterling area nations which use the pound still have great strength and that Britain needs only a' new government which could inspire confidence at home and abroad. "I believe strength, working freely and backed up by Intense productive efforts of , all the communities concerned, 'would In a short while achieve a far better rate of exchange against the'present.'figure, of $2.80, to .which; ; we have been condemned," : Churchill said. Churchill said Britain must: 1 Cut taxes to increase the In- SEEKS STEEL PEACE—TJ. S. Steel Corp. anil CIO United Steelworkers negotiators sat down again at a hotel conference table at Pittsburgh, to renew contract talks. Union negotiators on the left front to back are: Otis Brubaker, research director; James Q. Thlmmes, vice president; David J. McDonald, secretary treasurer; President Philip Murray; Arthur Goldberg, general counsel; Murray Latimer, pension consultant. U. S. Steel negotiators at right are: W. Lohrentz, assistant to vice president; Charles.R, Cox, president Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp.; John A. Stephens, vice president; R. M. Blough, general solicitor; Robert Tyson, assistant comptroller; A. R, Mathleson, pension director. Robert Evans of U. 8. Steel Public Relations, is standing at the end. of the table with company negotiators but is not involved In the talks. (AP Wirephoto). Steel Showdown Due; Miners at Work TNon-Union Men Bringing Small Trickle of Coal campaign ' "" Time saving was the second big service *of tne united campaign "since it not only takes fewer hbuns • from .volunteer workers> the leaders of the various agencies/ tbe typist and clerical help .needed in conducting a campaign, but saves hours for Industry and labor. Third service mentioned was matching money to the need. The Community Chest Board mem- Sobers have emphas Iced that the ^J^lual amount needed by tbe ' Agencies has been Included In the quota, and that In this way each dollar is allocated where it Is needed. It was further shown that the united campaign protects contributors from unworthy service campaigns, danger ol wasted-funds, and constant campaigns; protects the community from slip-shod performance and hit-miss distribution as •well as shady solicitations since the board considers the services of the various agencies, it leaders, and Its dollar needs before It Is Included in the Community Chest budget. The sixth service of .the Community Chest was shown as helping make democracy work. direct 2 IASC up on ' needless and vexatious-controls and "interference with £$e flexibility of private enter- prigfr:' 1 * inflect a government which coula cdmmarid national and International conffd'ence. Churchill made only passing reference to the news that Russia has achieved an atomic explosion. He rtealt chiefly with Britain's economic woes, which he said brought the country to a predicament both "serious and .strange." 'Overall • there looms and broods the atomic.bomb, which the Rus,Ian Soviet, for reasons not yet ex- alalned, have got before the Bri- New York Cotton i^1:30 p.m. quotations: (ill High Low Close • Open High Low Close Oct 2977 2981 2976 1S76 Dec 2965 2966 2961 2962 Mar 2963 29C6 2961 1962 May 2855 295« 2951 2953 July 2904 2005 2900 2904 Rumor Has It Steel Strike May be Averted PnTSBUHQH, .Sept. 24—W)—A showdown on steel contract negotiations' appeared imminent today with widespread-reports that the Industry has come out with" a new settle ment offer. Neither side wuold comment on varied rumors as closed-door talks continued in an effort to avert a nationwide strike set for Friday midnight. There was no official word from Philip Murray of the CIO United Steelworkers or Vice President John Stephens of united States SUel on progress of their long conferences Any decision they reach is expected to set the pattern for the industry The Pittsburgh 'Sun-Telegraph had reports that tT-S. . Steel. wil offer a few cents wage increase to handle employe contributions to pension and insurance costs. It said the rumor "gained ground because such a move was seen as a face- saying step* for hoth sides." •The New York Times reported U.S. steel had offered last, night' to meet the 10-cenfc--,pension and welfare "package" recommended by President Truman's steel fact-finding board ?,but that 'it demanded that its 170,000 workers make ' an additional contribution (amount riot .specified) from their own pay checks. ? ; Said the Sun-Telegraph: ';The reported plan which U.S. Ste s el is said to' be' at least considering If not already having placed it on the negotiations table would provide for' an hourly wage increase not exceeding three cents. "Steel workers would not see it in their pay envelopes since it would be deducted for the pension and insurance payments. However, while they would thus be sharing in costs, there would be no difference in the take home pay." Missco Farmers Get $72,000 for Erection Of Groin Storage Bins LITTLE BOCK, Sept. M. The Production and Marketing Administration has approved loans amounting to about JK4.430 for Arkansas ~fannen to build storage facilities. . Charles Willey, chairman of the PMA In Arkansas, said the money will be used to build bins for corn, wheat, rye, oats, sbarley, soybeans, flaxseed, rice, dry beans and peas and peanuts. . Counties for which loans were approved Included:' Cralrhead 176,427; Mississippi, J 12,671; Greene. $14,233; Arkansas $6,157, and Jefferson SI, 842. LITTLE ROCK, Sep. 28. (ff)—Veteran newsmen assigned to the state capital had i last night. ' Governor McMath told : reporters In Shreveport yesterday h» would retire from polities when his term was over. It almost slipped by unnollced until someone asked: Did McMath mean when his present two 'year term is over In January, 1951, or after his second term If he la re-elected next year? Shreveport newsmen were uimble to answer the question. He had told them simply that he had "no further political ambitions. I intend to return to my law practice when my term expires." It took several telephone calls to And the governor who returned late last night, lie had addressed the Shreveport Bar Association. McMath stralchtened It out this way: ''I just took it for granted everyone knew I was going to seek a second terra. It was just a case of misinterpretation. They (newsmen) assumed I meant this term, apparently. I assumed they knew X meant a second term." A sigh of relief went out to newspaper offices when the matter had untied itself. Mississippi Valley Airline Tangle Goes Before C. A. B. Mo-Pac Heads, Unions Still in Hot Argument ST. LOUIS, Sept.'2«. (AP)—The long range slugging match between the Missouri Pacific,railroad : ; ani four striking'unions has' picked up' tempo','but* th'ere^still vwas^n^ settlement in sight''today of. th"e,19- day-old walkout... ! . j.. "Discussions" hi the dispute were limited to charges and counter charges hurled through the press. 'The latest, .blast' was fired In Cleveland yesterday by W. P. ICen- nedy, president' of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Writing in a union publication, Kennedy said the strike could be quickly settled "if the bankers would turn over management . . . to those capable men who are nominally in charge of the road." "The hankers wont rto that, however," Kennedy declared, "because they're the same bankers who con- PITTSBURGH, Sept. . (AP) — More non-union diggers went back to the mines in western Pennsylvania today In armed defiance of striking United Mine Workers. State police said not a single picket-bearing automobile appeared during early morning hours in the vicinity of pits scattered along the hillsides of Clearfleld County. Pistols and rides still were In evidence at the diggings. Armed sen- Iries surveyed roads leading to the mines and others rode in the cabs of loaded coal trucks. More Pits Opening An operator spokesman said some 250 more diggers reported to the pits, . raising the total to 1,350 In about 40 'mines. "More pits are opening all the time," he said. Operators declined' to speculate on the amount of coal they are producing but conceded it.only constl- eucu in me iKKe iiome pay.- , they're te same aners wo con- tish, though happily not before the Murray and Stephens held their I trol other railroads where similar Americans," he said. .. . . ... Armco Steel Company Okays Pension Plan MIDDLOTOWN, O., Sept. 28. (Iff —Armco Steel Corporation announced today it agreed to a pension plan of $100 a month for apr proximately 4,500 workers in two of its plants here. The workers now get between $60 and $65 a month, a spokesman for the company said. Elmer Davis, president of the Armco Employes Independent Federation, made the announcement. Management, other than saying the agreement had been reached, withheld comment. The additional penston benefits will go to those who have retired since Jan. 1, 1945, as well as to those who will retire in the future, It was stated. first after dark session lust night and Stephens commented "we were working diligently." r J1iere was a report U.S. Steel made its first definite offer at this time on pensions but that it called for employe participation. A source close to negotiations said Murray "seems resigned to a strike unless the companies give in to his pension demands." Jaycees to Turn Cotton Pickers To Obtain Funds for Clubhouse A Jaycee intra-niural cotton picking contest loomed today—but the top contenders won't enter the club's national picking competition next month. The winners probably will be too stiff even to »ttend. Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce members »re going to tr y again Sunday to overcome the weather Jinx that kept them Irom completing a novel fund-raising project last jrear. Only it's more Imperative that* raise the money this year. Cotton Picking Contest Chairman AddressesLions Jack Rawlings, general chairman for the Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce's 10th Annual National Cotton Picking Contest, spoke to the Blytheville Lions Club yesterday at the luncheon meeting in the Hotel Noble. Following Mr. Rawlings speech, which outlined the events planned lor the contest this year, a film was shown by J. C. Guard, showing activities at the contest last year. There were two guests, H. C. Oglesby and Xyn Van Watts. just grievances exist. "And if they permitted settlement of the issues on merit, they would be forced to act accordingly else-. where — and that would cost them a lot of money." , : . Kennedy said that "two or three times during the past week, an undercurrent of bitter strife between the nominal management of the Missouri Pacific nnd the financial controllers threatened to break out into the open." This, he contended, was because 'the bankers just will not let railroad men run the railroads." The Missouri Pacific Is In bankruptcy and its operations are being handled by Guy A. Thompson, ied- eral trustee. Kennedy's statements were In answer to Thompson's charges that the union heads. In pressing some 282 claims which precipitated the strike, were trying to extend the practice of fealherbeddlng. lutes' a trickle from '.the fuel tap that was closed 1 Sept 19 by the strike of John 1£ Lewis' UMW. ., Most of the coal dug 1 In the Clearfield. region «.&• consumed -locally <or In small! manufacturing' 'plants' to the Pittsburgh area, The back, to work 'movement -began yesterday. Groups of automobiles carrylng,"plokets coursed through the area during the day but no violence was r reported. The tense situation developed 0 s Lewis' 480,000 United Mine Workers started the 10th day of their strike. There's 'no sign of an early brenk in the walkout although the miners are scheduled to meet today with Southern operators at Bluefield, W.Va, On Thursday Lewis Is expected to attend a meeting with northern and western operators at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Changes Effected In Bridge, Paving Job at Big Lake At a special meeting yesterday of State Highway Department officials, members, of Drainage District 17 and other Interested persons, the Highway Department agreed to change specifications In plans for the new Big Lake bridge. It was brought to the attention of the Department that an opening In the road fill .between the east levee and the new bridge was needed to provide proper drainage. The highway department officials agreed to leave a minimum of 60 feet in the rond fill for the free passage of water between the bridge and the east levee. Among those attending the session, which was arranged by J. H. Grain, vice chairman of the Arkan- WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S—(/P)—A many-sided contests for 2,800 miles of at rroutes touching 41 cities in eight mid-western states opens, today. Represenatlves of the cities were scheduled as the first witnesses at a hearing before Civil Aeronautics Board examiner Kalph Wiser. They are to be heard in alphabetical order, with Belolt, Wls., and Burlington, la,, at the top of the list. ' The background! Originally CAB awarded the routes to Parks Air Line of East St. Louis, 111. The routes are part of what the CAB knows as the Great Lakes, Mississippi Valley and North Central area cases. Parks failed to get service under way by the date specified by CAB Meanwhile, Mid-Continent Airline of Kansas City asked to acquire Parks and Its routes. This brought objections from other airlines. They contended tha; if Parks could not serve ' the te ritory, the three cases should bi re-opened and hew awards made Some of the cities Involved, jfhlch had waited-se'vcral years for.; air line service, : 'complalnc'd 'over thi .delay,- and .asked action to': apeei along nctuaUs'ervlce. \ To Last a Week Trie CAB combined the cases an et a new hearing for today. With flme 50 witnesses scheduled, the learings probably will last a week • longer. .' After the- hearing the examiner will make his recommendations and lien the board will make its de- ilslon. • •'.'' Five lines have applied for all if the routes originally awarded to Parks. Others want one or more of .he routes. * r The Applicants: -' For Parks routes — Parks. Mid- Continent, central Airlines of Okla- icma City, Ov.arxs Airlines, Springfield, Mo., and Chicago and Southern, Chicago (Parks Is seeking to keep its awards). In the Mississippi Valley — Continental Air Lines, Denver, and Branlff, Airways, Dallas: The Mississippi "Valley routes Involved Include (I) St. Louis, Mo., to Davenport In.—Mollne, 111., via Hannibal, Mo., Quincy, 111,, Keokuk. Fort Madison, Burlington and Muscntlne, Ia. r (2) St. I/mls to Memphis via' Cape GirardCrtu, Mo., nnd Cairo, 111., ftixl (A),. Paducnh, Ky. v Bye^rsburg. ami Jackson, Tenn, and \B) Popl Bluff,'/Mo., and, Joncsboio, ArkMC! St. Louis to Tulsh, okla., vla'*'JeI» ferson City, Springfield and Joplin, •Mp., and Miami, Okla. Levy Passes Easily Blytlieville voters yesterday approved 824 to 24 a 30- mill school tax for next year, which includes seven mills to be set aside to repay a proposed $450,000 loan to provide fum's for the erection of a new high school. The voters by their overwhelming approval of the new tax, which will replace an 18- mill levy for recent years, plus a voluntary 10-mill tax, also ratified a budget of $364,367 for the 1950-51 ^school term and assured school au- thoritis of sufficient funds to finish the current year on the basis of a $340,367 budget. : Returns from 14 of the IS d!»- irlcU In the count; show a total TOte of 3,439 with 3,136 person! »ollnj for Increased mlllife In their rapeellre districts to 294 Tote* In opposition to the higher r»t« recommended »y school •nthoritlt*. ' Bond Inues for nine district* were approved and call for Issuance of tl,21»,MM In securitle. to provide fund, for construction, or In a few Instances to refinance outstanding bonds. The voters in the Blytlieville District, No. 5, which: now' includes 16 school milts, a I s o' re-elected Max B Reid and w. P. Pryor to membership on the six-member board for three-year terms Mr. Reid now Is serving as president of the board Mr. Reid today said that he and other members of the board are "delighted with the' endorsement given by the voters to the plan for making school betterments In the Blytlieville district., and making !t possible to go ahead with plans for the i erecting a new high School O.n'the site of North Tenth Street, which already has been ac- rrtiirejl.'' ,V,V , ^ ^ Mrs. BirKrrd 3 Young, pre: Missourion and Imboden Girl Win In Cotton Bag Clothing Contest they It's for a heating new clubhouse. unit for their Jaycees will plcX cotton this Sunday to raise funds for the heat- Mi unit. They will be paid at the Availing wnge. To Meet at Clubhouse They tried this stunt last year about this time, but rain blocked their efforts on five successive Sundays. By that time, all the cotton had been harvested. Since their clubhouse wasn't, finished or In use then, that turn of affairs was not exactly tragic. But this year .the Jaycees are In their new building. And stlfl no heating unit- „' v , If they can't get Into tha Helds this harvest their meetings i ftw months hence will loot like Eskimo conventions. Jimmle Edwards, the past Jaycte prexy who headed the project l»st 'year, also is behind Uu current move. He announced yesterday that the volunteers would meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jaycee clubhouse on North Second Street. Prom there they will deploy to an as yet unselected field. Others Can Help "Three or four fields have been offered," Mr. Edwards said, "but we haven't picked one out yet." Pick sacks have offered a small problem, but it was decided to let each "picker" bring his own. Size and type optional. The Jaycets aren't being hoggish about this thing. Mr. Edwards.says anyone who wants to help the club sweat, Sunday to keepwarm this winter "is welcome to come'along.' There may be some prizes for the amateur pickers, Mr. Edwards said. But he wouldn't elaborate on this. He just mumbled something about Sloan'*. ..." Court Holds Evidence Insufficient in Labor Charge Against Mexican Charges of soliciting labor without a permit against Frank Jurez, Mexican farm laborer on the R. D. Hughes farm west of Blythevllle, were dismissed in Municipal Court this morning. Jurei was arrested yesterday after he was alleged to have atempted to move his family and two other Mexican laborers from the Hughes farm to a farm in Missouri. Municipal Judge J. Graham Bwtbury dismissed the charges on grounds that no evidence that Jurez solicited the labor was brought out In the testimony. In other action William Counts was fined $100 and costs with $25 suspended on his plea of guilty to a charge of possessing unstamped liquor and Clarence Gordon was fined $25 and costs on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. West Memphis Negroes Seek Redress in Court WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., Sept. 28. (/P)—An attorney' said today that West Memphis Negroes will take their school problems into federal court now that a proposed $350,7 000 bond Issue to provide a Negro school has been voted down. Harold Flowers, Pins Bluff »l» torney who represents a group of Negroes here, said: "Action agalrut the (school) board has been withheld pending outcome of the Khooi bond election. Now West Metnpbfc Negroes have no alternative but to seek redress In the federal court*." , sas Highway Commission, were Al! Johnson, chief engineer of the highway department and N. B. Qarver, bridge engineer of the department. Others attending the meeting included County Judge Roland Green; representatives of the Bureau of Public Roads and United States Engineers; representatives of Ark-Mo Power Co.; officials of Frlco Railroad; and contractor S. J. Cohen. Soybeans , 1:30 p.m. quotations: CHICAGO, Sept. 2fr-(/P5—Soy- beans: Open Hlhg Low Close NOV 22fi«-228 228 22614 226%-V4 Deo 227V4 228 22614 226K-W Mar 227% 128V1 220V4 228?l-227 May 224?; ^ 225% 224 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. quotations: ATand T 142 1-4 Amer Tobacco 74 Anaconda Copper 2S 7-8 Beth Steel 283-8 Chrysler 52 7-« Coca Cola 167 1-2 Gen Electric 37 1-4 Gen Motors 63 1-4 Montgomery Ward 50 l-' N Y Central. 10 1-2 Int Harvester 27 1-4 National Distillers 233-4 Republic Steel . 21 l-« Radio . 1! 3-' Socony Vacuum 16 1-4 Studcbaker 22 Standard of N J 69 3-1 Texas Corp 601-4 Weather Arkaraw forecasts Partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Thursday fair, wanner northwest portion. Mlworl f*nea«i: Clear tonight i and Thursday, colder tonight with! heavy to killing frost, except extreme southeast; lowest 2«-34 north, 32-3« south; except 3»-« extreme southeast; rising temperatures northwest half Thursday afternoon highest 65-70 north, 72-76 south. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunset today—5:*9. Sunrise tomorrow—5:53. Precipitation M hours to 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—41.12. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—74. Normal mean for Sept.,—74.2. Trill Date Last Year Minimum this morning—49. Maximum yesterday—75. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -35.89. A Missouri housewife and a Lawrence County school girl were top winners In the Clothing from Cotton Bags Contest that was judged yesterday by a panel of three Blythevllle Judges. Mrs. Richard Gray of Sedalla, Mo., and Ora Lee Bllhrcy, Imboden, Ark,, student, each won three first-place awards for their entries In the cotton clothing event held each year In connection with the National Cotton Picking Contest. Miss Bllbrey was the top money winner. 'Her winnings totaled $50. She Is a sister of Keith J. Blibrcy of Blythcvlltc, county agent for North Mississippi County. Mrs. Gray's winnings totaled $37,50. Another repeat winner wns Peggy Gill of Rt. 1. Haytl. Mo,, who won two .second-place awards totaling $20. A total of S23U was awarded In the contest, sponsored by the Bly- thevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce. Winning entries will be modeled by Blythevllle girls during the Cotton Bags Style Show on the Oct. 7 program of the National Cotton Picking Contest. Here are the winners In the various groups and classes In the order they placed: Group 1: HemonstraUon Clubs Class I, House Dresses—Miss 1)11- brey, Mrs. A. J. Heslcf of Tuckerman, Ark. Class 2, Street Dresses — Ann Ruth Worthlngton of Hope, Katli Alter of DeWltt. Class 3, Mother-Daughter Com blnatlon—Mrs. T. R. Watson of Ar morel, Mrs. Max Walson of Armor el. Groop Z: 4-H Club Members House Dresses—Wllma Everett o Salem, Ark., Miss Gill. Street Dresses—Miss Bilbrcy, Mis, am. Group 3: Home EC. Students Street Dresses — Miss Bllbre the High r School' 'pVe'sldent'-'or' PnrentrTeacher' (only winner). Ther'e were no winners In the house dress competition in this group. Group 4: Open Division House Dresses—Mrs. Gray^ :Ger- nkllnc Swain of Memphis. Street Dresses—Mrs. Gray, ;Mrs. F. J. Wllks of Blythevllle. - Evening Dresses—Mrs. Gray, Miss Bilbrcy. ' . , Child's Dress—Mrs. Clara Towles f Blythevllle, Mrs. Ernest Johnon of Blythevllle. There were nn winners In the Mother - Daughter Combination lass in this group. Allies Break Off Berlin Confabs With Russians Sept. 28. (/F>— The three Western Allies tonight broke oft. discussions with Russia on restoring Berlin life to normal. In a sharply wortlcd letter to the Soviet commandant, the American, British and French commandants said: "We are not prepared to continue with discussions on the normalization of life In Berlin untl we can be confident that agreements freely negotiated will be honored by the Soviet authorities," The breakdown of talks, ordered by the four foreign ministers I Paris last June, came in a dispute over policies of the Soviet manage ment of Berlin's elevated. N. O. Cotton 1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Clos Oct 2S71 2976 2971 297 Dec 2951 2969 2955 2956 Mar 2956 2959 2955 2955 May .' 29*7 2951 2946 2948 July 2892 2893 2892 2893 Association, also expressed appreci- a'tan oj Ihe voters' response to the school program and voiced her appreciation of the assistance given by members of th'e other FT A. units In urging a representative vote In yesterday's election. 34 r lp'l Margin o f Victory Both Mr.' Reid and Mrs. Young Indicated' that this la a : .very busy time of year for the farmers and businessmen, too, and added th'at It Is gratifying ;that nearly 1,1/00 turned out for the election. *-'• The mlllage raW- carried by a ratio of more than'.34 to one, and this one-sided vote is. of more than usual significance In view of the apt that It is .the first time the oters have had an opportunity to cvy a tax of more than 18 mills, • hlch wns the statutory limit until he voters, themselves in Arkansas ast November approved: an Inltiat- A legislative proposal -lifting tha Imitations. , •".'•: •• ' The vote In the various precincts of the Blythevllle district follows: Ward I .— ,230 for "the tax; 10 agninst; Worfl I£:,-,'2S2: to.'l; Ward OT — 171'to! 8;'Ward rv ^-:24 to 0; Ynrijro —'27 to, 6; Lone Oak — tl to 0; Promised Land .-- 3 to 4, and Number Nino — 76 to p. No ejection was held at Clear Lake. Fewer than a half dozen names, were written In ou the ballot for school directors. Mr. Held and Mr. Pryor were nominated by petition and their names were the only ones on the ballot with two directors to be elected. Tax Increases Approved In Osccola 472 voters turned out for the school election and approved 447 to 25 a 28-mlll tax rate to replace the present 18 mills. Ben P. Butler was re-elected as a director, and Harold F. Ohlendorf was named to fill a vacancy on the board. The Osceola election also resulted In approval of a proposed $181,000 bond issue. In the Luxora district 380 votes were cast to give approval to a 26- mill tax by a margin of 313 to 67. C. B. 'Vood, Sr., was re-elected a director by a margin of 278 to.!3( See ELECTIONS on Page 11 State A-Bomb Plant a Possibility By Gordon Brown WASHINGTON, Sept. 28— (Iff- After a talk with president Trvrtfan Rep. Trimble (D-Ark) said today he is encouraged over prospects of having an atomic energy plant located In Northwestern Arkansas. Trimble said ho presented the matter to Mr. Truman at the White House yesterday and found the president exceeding well Informed on the subject. "I was greatly encouraged at my reception," Trimble told a reporter. lie said he discussed with the president the need of scattering the nation's atomic cnetgy piants about the country In the light of recent developments—chiefly the news of the Russian atomic explosion. Tied..In with possible location ol an atomic plant in northern Arkansas, Trimble said, Is the necessity for quick completion of the various hydroelectric dams being built or planned In the White River Valley of northwestern Arkansas. Points to Resources He said he also pointed out that there would be need, of railroad facilities and that, for this reason, efforts should be made to Insure continued operation of the Missouri and Arkansas Railroad. This line has been abandoned but a clUzens group has taken over operation of a segment from Harrison, Ark., to Joplin, Mo. Trlmule said, however, that in his opinion the line should continue from Harrison south to Kensett, Ark. The president, he said, was ac- quainted with these matters and the problems Involved. Trimble said that northwestern Arkansas, once Its hydroelectric dams are In operation, could easily supply the big power demands of atomic energy plant. For this reason, he said, he urged presidential support of appropriations to push these dams to completion. He said that district army engineers recently announced approval for Beaver Dam on the White River, and Gilbert and Lone Rook on the Buffalo River, a White River tributary. These are in addition to Norfolk, Bull Shoals and Table Rock, now completed or under construction in thu northwestern part of the state. ••:,v, ','-. . . ••A-

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