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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 144 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Courier Blythevill* Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MORTHEA3T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Growers Seek Improvement in Cottonseed Loan Problems Discussed in Conferences in Memphis, Washington teps are under way at both the al and Washington levels to inprove the government's price support program inaugurated this year for cottonseed, it was disclosed today. In Memphis, agricultural officials from 20 states were In session to discuss provisions of the new cottonseed loan program under which the farmer Is entitled to borrow 49.50 per ton through the Com mercial Credit Corporation provided the seed does not have a moisture content of more than 11 per cent. The Memphis meeting opened yesterday with several growers from Arkansas in attendance and speakers included W. B. Crawley, assistant administrator for the Produc lion and Marketing Administration In Washington, who told the group that the farmers have not been receiving a fair price for their seed. Fulluright Asks Action At the Washington level, J. w Fullbright of Fayettevllle, Arkansas junior senator, sent a leter to Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan urging improvement in the loan program as it relates to cottonseed. Senator puibright said that he has received many reports from Arkansas that growers are selling their cottonseed at prices far below the support price because the ^Arkansas seed almost invariably ^tcnlains moisture in excess of the ^naximum allowed to make the seed eligible for loans through the federal agency. In Memphis and in Washington, It was agreed that the farmers have but one alternative under the program as it now operates. Anc It Is to provide storage places their farms where the seed can be kept until it dries out sufficiently to become eligible for the 49.50 per ton loan. Deplores Pric« Spread . Few 'farmers in this area have facilities for storing cottonseed soybeans, which also aiay be placec under government loan, excepi those who have provided such space ciiicB. >Jie price support£-rT:ere announced by the federal officials. Mr. Crawley in addressing the farm leaders meeting in Memphis •aid any price support program is certain to have its problems but he expressed the belief that (line will take care of both the coisture »nd the storage difficulties which arebeing encountered this year. "Loans through government ag- tncies," he said, "are possible to provide storage facilities on the farms and the farmers can obtain |fe to 85 per cent of the amount Methods In handling grain change and the methods pertaining to cottonseed is in the process of changing at this time, he explained. Deploring the price spread between the amout the farmer gets for his cottonseed and the revenue derived from the processed seed, Mr. Crawley said that the spread has been found to be as high as S33 per ton. "Tills," he said, "amounts to more than 60 per cent of the price received by the farmers. Reports Progress '"We have heard me many arguments that the loan method of price support for cotton seed at farm level 'disrupted the normal pattern of cotton seed handling.' However, under the 'traditional rnethod' we have seen seed sell as •py as $6 a ton. Grain used to go Til to elevators at harvest time. Traditional grain marketing methods were changed when farmers started storing o n the farm. "Many other commodities are marketed in different ways than they were in the past. It Is sign of progress. "We sincerely believe that farmers throughout the South will greatly benefit from changing some of their traditional marketing methods and thereby place themselves In a position to act more independently in disposing of their products. We do not, believe that a change from selling cotton seed at the buyer's price to carrying home and holding for a higher farmer's price will be a change for the worse. "This Is no fly-by-night program. Some form of price support for cotton seed may be here to stay. We have now a program recommended by farmers for farmers. Let's make it work." Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Scattered showers Saturday. Cooler tonight. Missouri forecast: Pair and continued cool tonight. Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer Minimum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—83, Sunset today—6:16. Sunrise tomorrow—5:39. Precipitation 2t hours to 7 »m today—none. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—68.5. Normal Mean for Sepfc—74.3 Thh Date r^m VtmT Minimum th!» morning—«J. Maximum yesterday—M. Precipitation Jan. 1 to Uita d*t« —35.2-1. - • - Blyrheville Firm Awarded Big Lake Bridge Contract S. I. Cohen Company, Blytheville construction firm, till* afternoon was awarded theeontraet to build the Bi( Lake bridte on Highway 18 and 1.4 mile* of concrete pavement between the levees, It was dUcloied here tlu> afternoon. Mr. Cohen wu in Little Rock for the opening of the bids. The Cohen bid wu for $335,000. Earlier from Little Rock tbrouch the Associated Pres« it was indicated that a Warren, Ark. firm had submitted the apparent low bid. Early estimates on the probable cost, of the bridge were considerably hither and some were as high us SSOO.OW. The Mississippi County project was one of 15 before the commission for consideration today. Soybean Support Price to Be $2.11 County PMA Officer Receives Official Data on '49 Program Soybean prices will be supported at the rate of J2.ll a bushel this year, it was announced today by Ralph Monroe, county administrative officer of the Production Marketing Administration. Estimated price supports, as reported several weeks ago. had indicated that the supports would be around J2.10 a bushel. Mr. Monroe pointed out that the 52.11 support was for Grade No. 2, or green and yellow soybeans with not more than 14 per cent of moisture content. For No. 1 beans a premium will be granted of one cent a bushel, bringing the support price to $2.12, but on grades three and four there will be 19-cent discount or a support price of $1.91. Only Four Grades Eligible The PMA head said that the J1.S1 would be for black, brown and mixed grain. ,; Tins new support price Is comparable to the $3.18 support for the 1048 crop, and was based on 90 per cent of the September 1 soybean It was indicated by Mr. Monroe .'hat .only beansVaradin? In the ton foui- grades would be eligible for government loan. Loans and purchase agreements will be available to the producer from the time of harvest to January 31, 1950, and loans will mature May 31, 1950. The intention reports, a basis for payment, should be filed 30 days prior to May 31, or possibly as may be determined by the Commodity Credit Corporation, at an even earlier date. TB Association Sets Up County Speakers' Bureau The Mississippi County Speakers Committee held its Initial meeting yesterday at the City Hall in Blytheville to formulate plans for activities. The tional new committee Is an educa- feature, sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, which was formed to furnish materials and speakers to various agencies from Mississippi coun- A. S. (Todd) Harrison, chairman of the committee, said that a list of available material would be compiled by Miss Eula McDougal, county librarian at osceola, and that Eftcr the list was compiled, additional information would be obtained. The speakers are to be available to civic and service groups for speeches of five minutes or longer. The committee is composed of Mr. Harrison, Alvln Huffman, Jr., C. Franklin Sanders of Osceola, Mrs. Carroll Watson, Mrs. W. E. Hunt and Lloyd God ley of osceola. The Rev Harvey T. Kidd, Mrs. O. E. Qucllmalz, Miss Rosa Hardy. John Mayes, and Mrs. c. G. Redman of Blythevllle, Mrs. j. w. Miller of Joiner and Mrs. w. B. Burkett of Bassctt. Part of the material now available was distributed for study yesterday. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FIUDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1949 Post-Polio Clinic Is Aranged for Missco Victims Three State Agencies To Cooperate With County Health Staff It is expected that more than 100 post-polio patients will be treated at the Crippled Children's Clinic to be conducted at the Shriner's Build- Ing at the Air Base, next Thursday. Mrs. Annabel Pill, North Mississippi County Health Nurse, said to- dy that plans for the clinic, which will be the largest ever conducted In Mississippi County .were near completion. , She indicated that sheets and screens for partitioning the dressing rooms were being sought and that two additional volunteer nurses were still needed. Dr. W. Vernon Newman and Dr. John T, Gray will be the orthopedic surgeons for the clinic and Miss Sarah Barnes, of the Crippled Children's Division of the state Department of Public Welfare, the chief ortheopedlc nurse consultant. Miss Ethel] Reeves of the Crippled Children's Division, and Miss Verna Hancock, district consultant for the State Health Department, will assist In the clinic. Vocational Unit to Assist Mrs. E. O. Ambrose, North Mississippi County clinic nurse, and Miss Clara Thoiney of the State Health will as-slst Doctors Cray in medical ex- Department Newman and aminations. B. R. Walker, district representative of the Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the State Department of Education, will assist with the clinic and Miss Polly Wilson with the Arkansas Public Welfare Will be the Medical Social worker. Mrs. Fill, who will be assisted in the over-all management of the clinic by Mrs. Jim Crafton, announced the following local workers who will assist in the clinic: Mrs. J. C. Droke, greeter Mrs. Harriet; Sullivan and Mrs. J M Cleveland. registrars; and Mrs. George Favati, Mrs. Faye Ray and Mrs. Lucy Boone Miller will complete records. Chnrch Women to Serve Lunch Mrs. W. S. Johnston, Mrs. M. O. McRae. Mrs. Harold Sudbury and Jirs. Norman Bunch , will be in charge of routing patients, and Mrs. R. E. Van Hcoser and'Mrs. Sam Godwin will be In charge of the boys and girls dressing rooms, respectively. The Woman's Council of the First Christian Church will prepare and serve the meal at noon, and the food will be furnished by the Mississippi County Chapter of (he Arkansas Association for the Crippled. The Shriners' Building formerly was the Air Base hospital. To reach the building, parents should use the second entrance to the base, which formerly was the main gate, and turn left at the first drive beyond the swimming pool. The clinic build- Ing will be the third structure on the right after making the turn. U.S. Now Holding $20 Million Stoke In Balkan Quarrel WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. W) — The United States lias a neiv J20. 000.000 stake in the Jousting between Yugoslavia and Soviet Russia. • The Export-Import Bank announced yesterday it was granting that amount in direct credit to Marshal Tito's government. Yugoslavia may draw up to $12,000.000 at once for the purchase of American materials and equipment to rehabilitate her mining Industry. The other $8.000,000 credit may be drawn upon as the bank and the Yugoslav government agree as to the need of specific goods and services. Term,, of the $12.000.000 credit called for an interest rate of three and a half percent a year payable seml-annually. The loan is to be paid off in 20 equal semi-annual Installments, the first falling due July 31. 1951. The credit was the first granted Tito's government since his break with Moscow - dominated Comln- form some 15 months ago. It is part of an American effort to strengthen Marshal Tito's hand in his quarrel with Stalin. West-of-the-Mississippi Beauties Take Lead in Miss America Events ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 9 -W)-Are the girls from west of the Mississippi prettier th»n Eastern or Southern belles? Prellmlnru-y results in the 1949 Miss America pageant seem to [Mint that way. All of the preliminary winners announced In the talent and bathing suit divisions are from the wide open spaces with one exception— Miss Canada. Tonight's third and flnil prelim- nary contest may give the westerners the upper hand in the finals tomorrow hlght, but no one will know unto the ig finalists « re announced then. Sylvia Caa«day, «n U-year-old eyeful from Denver, "Miss Colo•»do," look first honors In the bjthlng suit prtUmlnsry last night. The night befire "Miss Arizona, " JMque Meretr of Lltchfield, ind Jone Ann pederaon of Sanlt ROM, • Cajlfomla," tied for the , cwssjr 'chutti »vsrd. A demure Canadian miss, Margaret Lynne Munn of Toronto, pulled down the top 8 pot In the talent division last nlghl with a rendition of "Sempre IJbera" from the opera "La Traviata." And another west-of-the-MIsslsslppi beauty won In talent the night before— "Miss Minnesota," Gloria Yvonne Burk- nart of Monneapolls. But Eastern and Southern gals may make up for their losses in the personalitv and evening gown divisions, In which nightly preliminary winners are not announced. frequently, some of the girls sel- among the 15 finalists come »s i complete surprise to the audience. There have even been Instances when an announced preliminary winner failed to make the grade In the finals. But generally a preliminary winner Is a cinch for « crack »l the finals for the »25,000 Miss America schcJ»rjriip jackpot. TWELVE PAGES BRITISH LEADERS GKEETED-Raymond Mulr (left). State Department protocol officer, greets Hrltish Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin (center) and Sir Stafford Cripps (right), Chancellor of the Exchequer as the pair arrives at Washington's Union Station for British-Canadian-' United States finance talks. (AP Wirephoto). Strike Halts Operations On10-StateMoPacLine WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. (/^Government mediator, reluctantly save up hop* today of heading off . strike on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. ST. LOUIS. Sept. 9. (^-service on the Missouri Pacific Railroad's vast 10-state system came to a virtual halt today, hours ahead of the threatened strike that will Idle some 30,000 workers. Only a few trains were still run-* ning—making for their terminals, and a final stop. j Fires in most of the big freight locomotives already were out. Both sides in the dispute were standing by, anxious for some word from Washington. What action, if any, they expect President Truman to take they wouldn't say. A spokesman for one of .the brotherhoods involved in the dispute said that Judge Frank P. Douglas, chairman of the National Mediation board, made a last-minute appeal to the unions here by telephone this morning. "He asked us to do whatever we could to avert a strike hut recognized that the responsibility for this Is not on us." the spokesman declared, Missouri Pacific normally carries about 12,000 passengers a day. The strike is scheduled for 2 p m (CST) today. B'.it the tracks were being cleared earlier on order of the railroad. Mrs. Harry S. Truman, the President's wife, was to be a passenger on one of the last inbound MoPac trains today. She was to board the Colorado Eagle at Independence and arrive here at noon. Last Missouri Pacific passenger train to leave St. Louis was No. 3, bound for Little nock. It departed at 7:22 a.m. Last train clue In was No. 4 from Texarkana, Ark., scheduled to arrive at 5:30 p.m. Seeks Property Protection No unusual occurrences were reported today at Union Station, but police were instructed to pay particular attention to Missouri Pacific property. Officials at the bus terminal here said at 10 a.m. that they had not yet noticed any Increase In passengers. Railroad officials said they doubled that any perishables were caught in the tlenp, as a freight embargo was Imposed last Tuesday to allow time for rolling freight to reach Its destination. A strike will cripple hundreds of towns and thousands of Industries. Last minute efforts to stop the strike were made In Washington, but there was no indication it could be averted. President Truman said yesterday he was doing everything he .could, but added that the government hart exhausted nearly all Its authority In such cases. An embargo on passenger, mall and baggage service became effective early today. Some long-distance trains, however, were not expected to complete their runs until after the strike deadline. In addition to the 5000 opeatlng employes, a spokesman for the road estimated that 80 or 90 per cent of the Missouri Pacific's now-operating personnel have received layoff notices. The dispute behind the strike Is not over wages and hours. At issue Is the manner In which various operating rules should be interpreted There are 282 Individual claims by the employes, involving »3,000,000. First Hew Missco Polio Case in Week Reported The first poliomyelitis cas< to be reported In Mississippi County since last Saturday was admitted yesterday to the University Hospital In Little Rock. Pearly Mae Herd, two year old daughter of John Henry IVerd of Wilson, brought the county's total to 152. Trumann Youth Stricken MEMPHIS. Sep.t 9. (AP> _ One new case of polio was diagnosed at Isolation Hospital here today. The patient Is Jerry Morgan 7 of Trumann, Ark. ' ' Soybeans CHICAGO, Sept. quotations: High Low Close 230',4 Milt 231% Scout Leaders Arrange Banquet Fathers and Mothers Invited to Attend; Election to Be Held North Mississippi county scout- ers last night set Octoher 11 as the date for a banquet, when district committee chairman and vice- chairman will be named. . The proup, meeting in the'Cham-, her o; Commerce Office, agreed to make the banquet an annual affair, for Scoilters, persons Interested in scouting activities and their wives. Monroe Grain, Marvin Smith and Cecil Love were named as a committee for completing plans for the banquet and J. Louis Cherry, Mr. Smith and James Boy were appointed members of the nominating committee who will submit the district chairman and vice-chairman nominees at the banquet. Plans for the district's participation in National Roll Call, or troop Inspection, the last week In September, were presented by Wilson Bohanmg, scout evecutive. O'Neal Redman, senior scout, and Mickey bhelton, C ub scout. Scouls Give Demonstration The two scouts demonstrated proper uniforms for various Scout phases. During reports on scouting units O. O. Stivers, Scoutmaster for Troop 32 at Manila, reported thnt the troop had Increased more than 100 per cent in the past year; Udell Newsom. Scoutmaster for Troop 255. said that the Dell Troop was completely uniformed; and L T. Taylor explained that Scout in Explorer post 151 every had spent a week on Big Lake as part of special activities. A financial report was given by committee. Community Chest Drive Workers Named in Osceola Tlie merce Osceola Chamber of Com- t</day announced names of workers to solicit funds and agencies eligible for hinds in the the agencies eligible for funds In the Community Chest drive to be conducted early in November. Ten agencies were approved to receive funds through the "Red Feather" contributions. They include: Public Welfare, Cancer. Boy Scouts. Infantile Paralysis, Red Cross, Violet Cemetery, Easter Sales for Crippled, Heart Association, youth Development and the Ministerial Alliance. Workers who will conduct the solicitation will Include: Steve Ralph, Sam Hodges, Louis Oeorge, Jim Hodge, Lloyd. Godley, Mrs. Emma Moore t.he Rev. L. T. Lawrence, Herbert Hobbs and Leslie Speck. The amount to be set for a goal and allocations for the varioiu agencies have not bee determined, but will be announced later. The plans for the Community Chest fund campaign were madt at a Tuesday meeting of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Tlie 20th Centuray began Jan. 1, 1901, not 1900. If the 19th century had ended on Dec. 31, 1899, the first century would $9 years. have covered only SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Sales for Dollars CalledSolutionlo British Problems Sir Stafford Cripps Urges Use of U.S. Selling Techniques WASHINGTON. Sept. 9. (AD Sir Stafford Cripps declared today the "only satisfactory solutlou" for Britain's economic plight is to sell enough goods for dollars to become self-supporting. Britain's chancellor of the exchequer made Hint statement, In a speech prepared for a National Press Club luncheon. Indicating Drills!) acceptance of American ndvlce to streamline sell- Ing techniques, he said that ''on (ho question of exports to dollar markets. I believe that there Is a most urgent need for more Intensive salesmanship." Sir Stafford pictured the solution of hts country's economic crisis r.s essential for the coordinated |K>Ut- Ical and military strength of the West In its struggle with Communism. He said Secretary of State Acheson and British Foreign Minister Bevln have made "remarkable progress" toward building the Western political and defense structure but added: "All this progress will be In vain tf we fall to provide a sound economic basis for these combined efforts of the free democracies." The twin themes of Cripps' address were hard work for the Briton their income and ho]>e for suc- ish people in their struggle to live cess In the Brlllsh-Amcrican-Can- adlan financial talks which opened here Wednesday. These talks, Cripps reported, "have opened In an atmosphere of mutual determinate nto bring some permanent solution so as to avoid these recurring crisis in the dollar- sterling relationship." Out of the talks already have come Indications of limited American help to Britain in meeting its current dollar crisis. Long-range aid, however, may be slow In developing. Congressional action likely will be required on several major proposals. Anti-McMath forces Seek OwnCandidate CONWAY, Ark., Sept. 9. W) — Anti-administration forces launched their hunt for B candidate In oppose Governor McMath In 1050 at a barbecue in a. cedar grove near here yesterday. (The Arkansas Gazette said Dave Ward, Conway bus Ixxly manufacturer, emerged as the probable candidate of the antl-admlnlstratlon group. (The paper said Ward's name was not mentioned, but that It was "evident" thnt many of those attending the meeting had settled on Ward as their candidate It added thnt Ward paid the bill for the barbecue, but would be reimbursed.) The mccline was organized by Harry Lee Williams. Little Rock, veteran Arkansas political figure and state official In former Oov. Ben Lnncy's administration. Williams salil committees will bo named in 50 'Arkansas counties to choose a candidate to oppose McMath. The governor was blistered by every speaker at the affair. Williams, who assisted in management of Jack Holt's unsuccessful campaign against McMal'i last year said "the people arc disgusted with this boy McMath. Hr has broken every ho made." U.S. Corn Yield Estimate 3,525,741,000 Bushels WASHINGTON, Sept. '0. (AP) _ Tho Agriculture Department today estimated this year's corn crop at 3.525.741,000 bushels — the second largest of record. Woman Is Killed, Three Others Hurt In Two Accidents One person w,i s killed and three others injured in two night" acc "lc"ts in North Mississippi County last Killed was Mrs. A. C. Mitchell, 42, of Walnut Ridcre who died at the BlythcviJIe Hospital this mo™ of in! juries suffered at midnight when the car in which she was a passenger loft Highway 18 at the intersection of the Half Moon road and crashed into store warehouse Her (Inimhlor. Pauline Mitchell, 20, ami a man iden- Ufied as Ted Smlth,_about45, of Flint, Mich, were in~ ~ *jured in the accident, Miss Mitchell and Smith are in Dlythevlllc Hospital suficrlni; frr-x multiple cuts about the race and body and shock. Their condition were reported as fair this morning. The third person Injured was Alfred Grlggs, about 45, of Fui- Jon. Miss., wlm iold officers thai lie was pushed from * moving automobile on South Highway Bl three miles South of Blythevllle around midnight last night. He was found on the highway by passing motorists, ills right leg was badly crushed, officers said and H was necessary to amputate the limb nt Walls Hospital this rnorn- I)river Confused According to Deputy Sheriff Holland Alken. w ho wlfh Deputy Sheriff W. C. Harbour and City Policemen Louis Lendlnnle and Herman cidcnt '" v ' cs . tlgalctl the Mitchell ac- the 1042 BulckVwhlch J 'they^e™ Pupils at Lange Get Assignments Classes to Be Held In Two Churches During Emergency All children who have been registered for Lange School and others who have been assigned to Lange will re)»rt for classwork Monday to two Blythevllle churches It was announced today by W. n. Nicholson, superintendent of Bhihcvllle schools. The First Grade pupils will re- Port to the church of Christ, which Is located In the 1200 block on West Main Street, to Misses Elizabeth Halstend and Betty Wlllycrd nstructers assigned to tills grade In the Lange School. Miss Halstcad will be charge. The pupils In the Second through the sixth grades wll report to the Calvary Church, 16th and Chfck- asawba, and will use the west cu- trnnce to the church. Mrs. E E Ifardin, principal nt Lange and Hfth Grade teacher, w m be in charge. Morning Session Only Class period,., during the time that the Lnnge pupils will use the temporary quarters, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 pjn. These hours were arranged In co-operation with tho ministers and official bonrds of the two churches, Mr. Nicholson said. r . : Delay In using-*he-facilities at Lange School was caused by construction work under ^ny nt the school where six new classrooms are being proVided. it had been hoped that the work could have, been completed before the city schools opened but the contractors were delayed. Teachers serving with Mrs. Har- dln at the Calvary Daptlst Church will include: Mrs. Nellie Brantley, PifUl Orndc; Mrs. Doris Slaughter and Mrs. Charles Perm. Sixth Grade; Mrs. Iris cooper and Mrs. Francis Oammlll, Fourth Crude- Mrs. jewel Fcatherslone and Miss Mary Outlaw. Third Grade; Mrs. Francis Warren and Mrs. Marjorie Hancock, Second Grade. N. O. Cotton Hish 2976 •">' ............ H-Bld. 2000 2971 2%0 29*33 2961 2003 2!VH 2971 2968 29COB 2902B Reds Plan to Add East Germany to Cominform Group BERLIN, Sept. 9—<;p|—Russia plans to give f.'astern Germany a communist government and lead It into her Cominform of Soviet satellites within six months, responsible Informants said today. Non-Communist political leaders ill tlie Eastern Berlin report th "German ct'oplc's Democracy" will be built around the Socialist Unity (Communist) Party In the five East German leanrts (provinces) with Berlin as the capital. Informants disagreed, as to tlie exact timing of the step. Some said it would be sprung during the Hew York meeting of tlie Big Four foreign ministers this rnonth. Others believed II would be held off until Soviet Zone elections tentatively set lor October or. November. A high American source said "something Is afoot Jusi about on those lines. So far the Russians have absolutely failed to sell their brand of communism to the majority of Germans in their zone." - „ - - r. • "Vii Vltbjr MICIO ""hie, missed a ciirvo at the Intersection of Highway 18 and the Half Moon iioad and crashed Into ine warehouse of Moore Brother's Grocery W ),ich Is located between the two roads. Tlie car, which apparently was traveling »t. a high rate of speed, ran approximately 10 feet under the building, shattering floor beams and sending several two flooring 1 the car. by four through Professional Aid-Seeker Fails to Pull Wool Over Eyes of Red Cross Workers The Executive Board of the Chlckasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross last night heard the story of a professional transient who preyed on at least 62 Red Cror^s Chapters for financial aid In this area. The report, presented to the board by Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary of the chapter, was given to show why all reports must be in vestlgated carefully before assistance can be given. ThU transient appeared at the Blythevllle office July 21. with the tale of woe of not being able to collect a family allotment for her son in the service, and therefore not being able to care for her eight-year old twin sons. Dressed appropriately for her profession, she told workers here that her children were hungry and needed clothJng, anil gave what workers lerratd "» heart-breaking story." Fails to Kelurn Aftc-r being returned to her home, with no assistance but with instructions to return with her son's service number so they could contact officials about receiving the allotment for her. She failed to return and a week later, at a district conference, her full story was told. Teamed with a man, the woman had set off from Virginia and had related the above story to 62 chapters of the American Red GIXV..S, and after checks revealed her daily routine, she was found to have sought assistance in Illinois, Virginia, eKntucky, Texas. Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. One day she was reported in Texas, the next In Missouri, and In some days called on as many as two chitpter offices to seek assistance See AID SEEKER on Fife It Officers and wrecker crew members worked for more than two hours In getting the car and Its injured from under the bulldlnz O fleer Alken quoted Mis* Mit- =hc I, driver of the car, as saving an", ± e d '? " Ot ""^ Hi * hwa y " saM ?>? » ^ " • cruve 5ign ' Sh « sn d that when she came to the Intersection she did not kr.r^^ Wc fc mT-Ilin ' t'g it ?-* ad ^«»A-i9ttHB«a. missing the curve. J All three of the passengers were f'ronTsea' 0 "'^ ^ '"""' '" «» Termed "Worst Accidenl- Deputy Alken described the accident „., " (ho worst hc had ^ In a long time." The car was demolished. The right side of the hoed was smashed almost with the chassis and the windshield was smashed hack, evidently when the car lilt the building, pinning seat l>asscngers to Ule baclc of -the According to the dead woman's husband, Mrs. Mitchell and her daughter were visiting in Blythe- vUle. Mrs. Mitchell's sister, Mrs. Marion Dyer, lives at Armorel Mrs. Mitchell's death Is the eighth traffic fatality in Mississippi County this year. Deputy AJken, who also assisted Deputy Barbour. State Policeman George jrwln and Sheriff's Deputies Dave Young and Edgar Yollmj of Osccola. In Investigating the Gr 'Sgs accident, quoted Grlggs as saying that he obtained a ride with an unidentified couple at a cafe In Blythevllle around ll:3o last night. He told officers that he Informed the couple that he wanted out of (he car at Dosxood Ridge where he said he had a sister living, and when they arrived at Wogwood, the couple opened the car door and pushed him out. Officers Continue Investigation However, Deputy Aikcn said that when he questioned Orlggs, the injuricd man appeared dazed and "lit he hart been Informed that Orlggs had told other persons that It was a truck from which he was pushed. An Investigation is underway jo determine just how the accident happened. Origgs told officers that he had come to Mississippi county lo pick cotton. He said that his sister, Mrs. Veda Crammer, lives In the Dogwood Ridge community and that he was en route to her home at the time he was pushed from the vehicle. Following the accident he was rushed to Walls Hospital and De- - PUty Alken said that attendants at the hospital informed him this morning that the man's leg had to be amputated. 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