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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THJ5 ROMTUA Wf fejvwan A the*** MM «..«.__. . . . _ ^WB^^^ ' VOL. XLV—NO. 147 BlythevUl* Dully New* BlytUeville Courier Blythevill* Herald Mississippi valley Leader Jaycees Discuss County Hospital BuildingProposal $200,000 Bond Issue To Go Before Voters For Okay on Oct. 11 aAtembers of tlie Blythcville JWior Chamber of Commerce last night heard the pros and cons of the Oct. 11 bond election which would provide for the establishment of a Mississippi County hospital in Osceola. James Roy. chairman of the Jav- cees Civic Affairs Committee, reported to the group on the investigations of his committee and a delegation from the Osceola Jaycees. headed by president Bill McMath, pointed out the advantages involved ill the hospital project. Mr. McMiith. in addressing the group, emphaslnd the fact that "the hospital will serve the entire county. . . not Just Osccola." He said the cost or retiring the $''00,000 bond ivsue would mean an estimated one and one- half mill la* levy, wiih an additional one-mil! levy for maintenance "since Hi* hospital would H« operated solely fur charity patients." Mr. Roy. in reporting on findings of his committee, said that •Ithough it wns not the intention of his report to arbitrarily deny that Osceola Is not justified In seeking the hospital, "yet we feel there are other considerations which make the project an undesirable one from the point of view of the Blytheville citizen." f&fr. Roy pointed out that Blythe- 'TFe is currently faced with voting on K $450,000 bond issue for the construction of a new high school and that proposed improvements In the city's overtaxed sewer system are awaiting action. "In view of this, we think It Is undesirable to recommend the approval of the county hospital project >t this time," he stated Pointing «nl that OsccoU haj an alternative method of oblain- hir » hospital to serre Its area, Mr. Roy referred «o' an opinion Ike Many, of fire jrrsl'rday.- The opinion, states that .two or more: ^ municipalities may * jointly construct and maintain a hospital Tlie' soplnlon. written by Assistant Attorney General Cleveland Holland, was received by Chamber of "•"Amerce Manager Worth D. irola- ' if two or more cities could enter Into an Im- Jnt project for Joint hospi- -'• instruction and operation under ..ct 23 of 19«. which was Introduced in the legislature by Mississippi Country representatives L. N. Speck and Jimmle Edwards Mr. Holder said he asked for the opinion at the request of the JJTee Civic Affairs Committee and "nWmbers of the Blytheville Chamber who wanted to know if the act would give Osceola any altema- tive in establishing a hospitnl there. Petition Filed In Osceola THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKAN8A« AND SODTHEABT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1949 TWELVE PAGES —Courier News Photo in BI-, in Blythevill f^™^*^^™™ 1 " 1 *? ° f " le W5 ™' Ark ' <*»«»' ° r Commerce were e Friday to hls|)ect the Blyllievillc Canning Co 8-MemberSchool Board Advocated Blytheville Directors Would Add Two from Newly Annexed Areas The Blytheville School Board voted last night to petition the County Board or Education for two addi- t mini members in order that the ural school population taken in by Following Mr. Roy's report. Osceola Jaycce Tim Bowles commented briefly on the project and Mr. Mc- Maili expressed his thanks for being heard on the issue. Other members of the Osceola Jim r Chamber of Commerce present included Billy Nicholson, state Jaycce president, Harry Hall and Bobby Graves. Osceola, with a population of more than 500". docs not havt « hospU.il. Blythcville has two which nrc privately operated. One is mu- mcipallv owned and leased by the mv. Manila and o-.-css have privately owned hospitals a Tne cr1 ^.™ to sive the voters ^s^v^is'trs Roland Green after a oetitlm, hnrt been field in rhe Osceola District "MJ-County Court ™m,« for thc WU i'K group also instructed school imistrators at Central and Suds' school not to take any tul- students because or the overcrowded conditions, and advised the tenoning staffs that teacher loau a would be equalized after Lamj e school is ready for occupancy. Max B. Reid, president or the i.. M»'-Aboard,, said;, that/ •• "-- Ineville-'upard !hope s io" 'p petition.-asking, that the board be increased :from,six to eight mem- be" at a special meeting of the County.Board.of Education in October, even though the county board « not - scheduled to meet until Dececmber. Mr. Held explained that it the; comity board grants the addition of two members, the present school board will elect two new members from the rural areas to serve until the next general school election, September. 1950 At uiat time two would be elected for three year terms. Central, Surtbury Crowded Mr. Reid pointed out tJiat Mechanical Pickers To Be Demonstrated For the first time in its 10-year history, the National Cotton Pick- nig contest this year will present a demonstration of mechanical cotton in ,, . ' ~~ \fnif IJ lilt. 111 lne last 18 months six units had been added to the Blytheville school System —Promised Land Clear Lake, Reese, Plat Lake, Lone oak and Number Nine—and that the Board felt that some representation should come from these areas. Overcrowded conditions at Central and Surbury Schools were said to be the greatest problem confronting the board at this time, and m this connection they advised against admitting tutitlon students Mr, Reid said that the architect id contractors at Lange had assured school authorities that eight rooms at Lange would be ready for occupancy next Monday and that within a few weeks the six new rooms should be ready. The School Hoard will re-exam- ie rnrollment figures and equalize the teacher load at that time. Rehabilitation Unit Plans Clinic To Assist Cripples Clear and Cooler Weather ' ( - A roh «biiitalion mobile unit, the To Follow 7 7P /» L A I " CVVCil project of Arkansas Associa- « ro//ow I /« Inches of "on for the crippled will arrive in "rt in Blytheville Area Clear and cooler weather was pr«!K(ed for tomorrow in thc wake ?h/R,V- '-v' 1 fe " last """' ln the Blythcville area and in south c.i.-icrn Missouri causing damage in some areas and delaying the nick- in? of cotton. R. B. Blaytoi'k. official vu.uher observer for Blytheville. this morn- »g reported the preciptatirm here ULUlns thn nifiVit „* t rrn £__,.-_ Blytheville. Thursday, for a week's clinic, and two therapists will de" ' modern tech .ique of monstrate treatment, pickers following the competition that annually horn hand-picking method. Three mechanical cotton pickers will stage a non-competitive demonstration here Oct. 7. probably in the same field to be harvested by the entrants in the annual hand-picking event, it was announced today by E. E. Chandler, chairman of the Mechanization Committee for the National Cotton ricking Contest Mr. Chandler said that assurances have been received from Allied Engineering Co. of Memphis the Ben Pearson Co. or pine Blutf and the International Harvester Co that all three companies will have -The exact lime for the demonstration-has not been set, but It is tentatively schedUle-l to be held in the afternoon. ,. To Use Two .Types of Pickers • Each of the firms will furnish'its own driver and technician Mr Chandler said. Two of the pickers—the International Harvester and the Rust Picker, made by the Pearson firm—are or the spindle type while the Allied model Is or the suction type, he The International-Harvester to be used will be a one-row model/ Mr. Chandler said. It fa not known yet whether the others will be one or two row machines, he said. The International model will be , b ™, gh ll c ™ * hro «B h "«= maker's the Delta Implement The demonstration is expected to last between 30 and 45 minutes Mr Chandler stressed that this will be a demonstration and not a contest Vocational Students Invited Extension agents, their staffs and groups with which they work are being invited to attend the demonstration. Vocational and veteran's agricultural instructors and their classes also are being invited Mr Chandler snid. Invitations are being sent these groups in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. riiis will be the first mass demon- olration of mechanical cotton pickers to be held In Blytheville and n will be one of the first public Demonstrations for seme of them ors the time-h 0 nore<, local outlet, Co. bcrvmg with Mr. Chandler on . er ihe Mechanization Committee are Harold Frazcr. Vance Henderson Boo Lee Smith. Bill Hurt, J. w. Shouse and L. T. Taylor. Sponsored by the Blytheville Jun- ipr Chamber of Commerce, tile two- day National cotton picking contest program will get under way oct f this year. New York Stocks Fertilizer Tests Made in Missco Deficiencies in Soil On 154 Farms Studied . By Management Unit Two of the three soli problems in Mississippi County have the. same solution, E. E. Chandler, assistant county agent'for Nortr^ Mississippi County, told members of trie joint Farm Bureau and Extension Serv-i ice committee on soils management at n meeting in the court house yesterday. A deficiency in organic matter and a deficiency in nitrogen could be corrected by a balanced farming plan now advised in thc state-wide Blanket of Green" program, with crop rotation, legumes, winter legumes and small grains. Mr. Chandler, reporting on the soil tests made in North Mississippi County during the last two years by the University of Arkansas, said thnt the greatest problem was organic matter, and that a deficiency in nitrogen was second and potash deficiencies third. It was explained that organic matter could be increased by crop rotation with soybeans and alfalfa in the summer and vetch and Australian winter pens in the winter and small grains. The soil tesb show that 48 per cent of all soils In North Mississippi County range from low 10 ™ ry >°w m organic content. Nirogen, the second greatest problem, will be supplied in the same manner, and can be supplemented by commercial nitrogen be lug added to the soils. Tests Maile on 151 Farms In North Mississippi County 154 with special emphasis Closing quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco .".'.'.'. Anaconda Copper'".' on follow-up home care of post- polio patients. Miss Mary Margaret speech therapist, and Miss Eliza- Deth Steel . Chrysler . Coca Cola Woody,i Ge] , E]cctric the nisht icavicst in nearly a month. * minimum tern eralure of maximum. - l " i5 S ' w " lch is " lorc n grCater th " n tor ing pcriod |n Im Shirley May to Make New Channel Attempt NEW YORK, Sept. 13 ,m _ Shipley May Prance said today she will try again next summer to swim the English .Channel _ and •Tm going to make it." u, 1 ?' 1 2' y i Rr ", ol , d S 0111 "^. Mass high school girl, who was pulled from the channel just short of her goal a wtek ago, arrived «t L» Guardla Field from l^ruion shortly •fter mWnight. ' Commenting on her unsuccessful ««'Im, she said "The tides didn't bother me ; It ww tbt coldneai ot !•• IHfttt Crippled Child sored by tlie St Public Welfare, % v |l| be conducted. belli Samuels, physical therapi-st. | n™ « mcry Ward will set up the clinic at tlie North ' S " *X Ioto " Mississippi county Health Unit. 1 ,„, „ cnlral During the first day of this clinic. I'"' ( "*«estcr . ... - 'Iron's Clinic, spoil-j jj at1on , al Distillers . ate Department of ! « c P''°Hc Steel . ... will be conducted, i v"" 10 and the Association for the Crip- > fcocony Vacuum . . pled will participate in this clinic [Sludebakcr nnd will serve luncheon for the ! Standard ol N J ... children and their mothers. j Texas Corp The two therapists will be avail- I J - C. Penney . aole for individual appointments U S Steel Sears Roebuck . ... Southern Pacific . . during the remainder of the week. All patients, however, must be assigned to the therapists by competent medical authorities. This will be (he initial clinic set up by the rehabilitation unit. Louisiana Man Killed In Ttxarkana Accident TEXARKANA, Ark.. Sept 13. <,V, — Melvln G. Reynolds, 24, Colfax La., was injured fatally near here early today when crushed between two heavy trucks loading dirt. < ' in * Texarkana bospltnl a.m.. five hours after the accident occurred at the Texarkana 14 BUM »uthwe«t of here. 143 3-8 72 3-8 27 7-8 2!) 1-4 53 1-2 161 37 3-4 54 63 3-4 10 1-2 27 1-2 20 7-8 21 12 16 7-8 ?3 3-8 71 3-4 61 53 3-8 24 42 40 3-4 New York Cotton Oct. . Dec. , ! Mch, May Jly. . Low Close at 2977 2075 :'D.)S 2937 2951 2910 2806 2093 2080 2974 --. ,. j^ij,^, vjuuiLiy j;>^ fnrm units have been tested, 130 have been west of Big Lake and „ n "™ bccn on farms in the Bly- thcville area. The analj-sos show: That of 24 farms tested east of Big Lake, nine were ow and 15 medium, with none tent' we.' ^ h '- gh '" nitro?en c °"- •ow, 24 low, 63 medium and 10 hlBh n nitrogen content. fc East of Big Lake, none were low nve were medium and 19 were high n Phosphorus content, while west n „ .? ' akc !'°" c vm '°w. two were areas, in areas east of the lake "one were very low i n potash, while 01 cr half, na farms, were very low See SOU, TKSTS on Page 12 Gathings Urges Cottonseed Oil Price Supports Arkansas Member Of Congress Asks Change in Program WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., Sept. IS. (/D—Rep. E. C. Gathings (D- Ark.) has asked Secretary of Agriculture Brannan to support the price ol cottonseed oil. meal and llnters to assure the farmer a "fair price." Gathings marie the request in a letter yesterday after he said he learned thnt oil mills had cut the price of cotton seed to H7 per ton from $50 per ton. Gathlngs told Secretary Biamm. "ft Is vital thnt there be no reduction in the price paid the farmer for his cotton seed." In his letter to the secretary of agriculture in Washington, the First District congressman said: "Today, I learned that the gins have been Informed that the oil mills would pay $47 per ton for seed which would mean that the Inrmer would obtain *45 or $44" he continued. "This is due largely to the Government estimate of 14,900,000 bales for the current crop which was unexpected. Farmer Fac« Dlfficultiei "It was the hope of your department that cotton seed would sell for $49.50 per ton and that the grower would be the beneficiary, under the plan that you have placed In effect, and which you had hoped would be effective, supporting seed of 11 per cent or less moisture content by storing on the farms, the farmer will not reap the benefits intended by y ou . "In the first place, [he moisture content in the central part of the licit is above 14 per cent, In the next place, the farmer has no suitable and adequate storage facilities on his farm. If | le had such facilities he could not pay the ginning costs except by selling his seed to the ginner. 'I trust that you will see nt to support the price of cottonseed oil meal and linters. which Is the on iy logical approach to the proWern™! asmriag the farmer a fair prl« fn r K SlP . r P dUcl ' J "" Ol »'« opin- on that-the present plan has failed to give the farmer the full benefit vL H S T£° Ifc vm * ram and hope you will take Immediate action, as mn .'"1 ' hat " lcre hc "° rcti >" tion In the price paid the farmer for his cotton seed." SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Russia Dared To TakeBalkan Dispute to UN Yugoslavia, Sept. 13. rt-, 'rf 11 * 05 ' 1 " 11 * dared Russia today to luxe her complaints against McST Pilade he U " iU:d Natl0nS ' Marshal Tito's top-rinWng Seamen, said in an article In the official newspaper, Borba: » "Yugoslavia will have nothing to lose. Pijide's blast, latest broadside In the war of words between the Kremlin and Tito's regime, was touched off by an article In the Russian foreign policy weekly. New Times, which had accused Yugoslavia of duplicity In her dealings with neighbor Albania. Pijade, former newspaperman and author who Is the Yugoslav party's top theorist, termed the charge of the Cominform (Communist International Information Bureau) that Tito is plotting with Greece to carve up Albania, a "ridiculous and slanderous" accusation. The article said the Russian claim that Yugoslavia sold out the cause of the Communist-led Greek guerrilla rebels amounted to nothing more than a plain lie. It said the Soviet-dominated Cominform propaganda "poisons the European atmosphere." Yugoslavia has sent to New York a powerful U.N. delegation headed >y Foreign Minister Edvard Kardel), for the assembly session opening Sept. 20. Dollar-Short Countries Urged To Devalue Their Currencies To Increase Export Earnings Steel Firms Following Strike Peace Formula PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13. W,-Amcrlca'i steel-producing gollaths began lining up today behind > pjesldcnti.il board's formula lor peace in the nation's most important bnslc industry. But there was no word from In-4. Disputants Plan New Meeting To Seek End of MoPac Strike ST. LOUIS. Sept. 13. w,_unlon negotiation., and management representatives agreed to meet again today In hopes of settling the four-day-old Mis- N. O. Cotton Oct. . Dec. Mch. May , July . High Low close 2190 ' 21'3 W1H »:9 2970 2552 , 2962 2944 2»00 •»* 2087 2970 2959 3MO day-old Missouri Pad'ic Railroad strike. First efforts to end thc strike ended in failure yesterday. A proposal that members of the four operating brotherhoods on strike return to work while negotiations are resumed was turned down oy union leaders after a caucus of one and a half hours. The proposal came from Ouy A Thompson, trustee for the railroad' at a meeting arranged ty a citizens' committee formed to bring thc two sides together. Thompson's proposal provided that striking brotherhoods »nd the railroad establish a permanent method of settling future claim*that the strike be ended when a system was agreed upon, and that past claims, ovev which the linlom •-— be UquSdaUd ; OT The strike which was called last Friday has Immobilized operations throughout thc Missouri pacific's 10-state system, it resulted from a dispute over 282 individual claims by union members against the railroad. Most of the claims Involve Interpretation of union rules. In addl- JUon to the 5.000 tmlnmen on strike, about 20,000 oLher railroad employes have been laid off. Arkansas was particularly hard hit by the strike, since the MoPac is that state's chief railroad. The Little Rock Chamber of Commerce wired President Assistant John R. Steelmim in Washington yesterday, urging that the government seek an early settlement In the railroad tteup. Many Arkansas industrial concerns were laying off employes because they were unable to get necessary iuppllei, UM chanter reported. dustiy Bellwether United Slntes Steel Corporation. Spokesmen commented only that "Nothing doing yet." There won't be any stoel strike for the next 11 days—and maybe none at all. The wage dispute that threatened to tie the nation In economic knots is headed for a happy solution. President Truman is "highly gratified" about the whole thing. CIO United Steelworkers nnd six major steel producers agreed to extension of the strike truce at request ol the chief executive. Tlie tnice expires at midnight tonight. It will continue to Sept, 25. The steelworkers also accepted recommendations of the President's steel fact finding board even though it meant giving up » fourth round wage increase. "The President Is naturally highly gratified," said the White House. "He is very much pleased with the way things have developed up to now." Republic Steel Corporation of Cleveland, the nation's No. 3 producer, was the first to announce willingness to bargain (tensions ns recommended by the presidential ward ill a 10-cent hourly package not. Including wages. No. 4 Follows Suit Tlie No. 4 producer—Jones nnd Laugliltn Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh—followed suit, accepting the leace plan "as a basis for collective Jargaining." J. and L. said It is prepared to undertake at once a Joint study of pensloiis with Hie sleelworkers ''in anticipation 'of bargaining on this subject beginning March 1 next." "With respect to social Insurance benefits," the statement added, "we will negotiate with the union for purpose of reaching a mutually icceptable agreement." The Wall Street Journal at the same time said only "a slight increase" In labor costs will result If he recommended social Insurance program Ls put into effect. Thc lewspapcr added that most steel companies now have some lorm of rroup life Insurance but less than lalf have company financed accident, sickness and hospital and surgical benefits. The men who make steel will have to be satisfied with the average »1.65 an hour they now receive. The union won three increases to- talling 4 cents since the end of World War II. Sees Prosperity Maurice J. Tobln. secretary of labor, predicted the steehvorkcrs' acceptance or thc board findings will result In 'national prosperity such as this country has barely known." Tobin made the prediction at Kansas City where he spoke at a building dedication. Philip Murray. CIO and United Steelworker president, telegraphed Mr. Truman that he gave up the wage demand "with profound regret." Murray said he agreed with the board recommendations "in the interest of concluding a prompt settlement." Union members appeared entirely happy about the whole thing even though It meant no pay raises. They regarded board approval ot $100 a. month pensions as a major victory. Meanwhile, another threat against steel production was eased. The Brptherhood ol Railroad Trainmen last, night called off a work stoppage set for 6:30 a.m. (Eiistcrn Standard Time) today, against the Union Railroad, a U.S. SUcl subsidiary. Temporary Injunction Is Granted to Restrain FCC's 'Give-Away' Ban CHICAGO, Sept. 13_(/]>)_A temporary injunction restraining the FCC from banning giveaway programs on the air was granted today by Federal Judge Michael r. Igoe. The stay order will prevent the Federal Communications Commission ban from going Into effect Oct. 1 as scheduled. The Injunction will remain in effect until a suit, attacking the ban In decided In a federal court In New York. This suit was filed by the CBS. ABO, and NDC Frisco Trainmen Die in Accident Locomotive Topples Info Stream When Bridge Gives Way SEVENTYSIX, Mo., Sept. 13. If, — A Frisco freight train plunged through a bridge near this southeast Missouri community last night, killing at least three crew- The locomotive and seven can Piled up, .nd the locomotive »»» .entirely .nbroerfed IT,, the trtek below .the hricUe.' 'A»Wh« *btir« of the stream fell ' later today,(he body of one of crew member. could he Men | n the partially sub . merged focnmnllre cab. Three ambulances from Chaffee Mo,, stood by a- nearby Wittenberg The men were Identified as Quln- ton 0. Brings, engineer, John E F . Faulkner Fireman, C and William Hawaiian Dock Strike Peace Talks Break Up NEW YORK. Sept. 13—</ri—Peace talks In the Hawllan dock strike have broken up In failure, and there Is no sign today of early settlement. The U.S. Mediation and Conciliation Service, however, stood ready to try to help again if the chance ose. Cyrus s. Chlhg, chief of the service, announced late yesterday that "the parties reman so hopelessly far apart In their thinking that further mediation at this time would be of no avail." Spokesmen for the seven struck stevedoring companies and the CIO International Longshoremen's nnd Warehousemen's Union blamed each other for failure to settle the 136-day old walkout during the five days of conferences here. In Honolulu, Hawaiian Governor Ingram M. Stalnback sadl he was 'disappointed but not surprised" at the breakdown of negotiations. He did not elaborate. S«ot« Hot Big U.S. Payroll WASHINGTON. S«pt. 13. I/ft— A total of 14,531 federal civilian em- ployes an *t work In Arkansas, the U.S. OWl aerric* Commi»ion The locomotive toppled over Into Tit Cre . ek ,,°" the engineer's side. Time of l, e accident WM set at H:35 p.m. last night. Wsco spokesmen In St. Louis said »ie train via proceeding cautiously I^ C "iV;'i e °' earlier reports of flood conditions In southeast Missouri Two overnight Frisco passenger rains-one northbound from Mem- it j nd ano!ncr *>iHhbound from ariy today arid switched 'pa^m- Frisco crews were dispatched from Capo Gfrardeau and St. Louis to clear the wreckage. Officials said «rvlce could not be resumed before tomorrow. • Mail from North Relayed The southbound paMcngcr train, «o. BOS. through here was cancelled after It had been delayed for several hours at thc scene of the freight wreck at Seventyslx in Missouri, It was announced by railroad officials. Postal oilicials here were notified that mnil, which was due to have arrived from the north this morn- Ing, will be on Train No. 807 when it arrives this afternoon. The northbound train, whlcl Passed through here this morning was delayed by the wreck, too It was indicated. Postal olllclals said that out- bounc! mail Iroin Blythcville was being re-routed around the tie-up on thc Frhco. Trains were being rerouted over the Cotton Belt Lines from Rockview, Mo.. Into St. Louis. Officials "ere this afternoon said that neither r.e southbound passenger train due In Blytheville In the morning, or the northbound train at midnight would operate. Soybeans CHICAGO, Sept. 13—</?>>—Clos- ^g quotations: High Low Nov Dec ;.'.".' 2.W J| ar 230 May 226 Close 230 228X 227-28'i 227 227U 224 227',i-'l 227 224'i-24 " Weother Arkansas forecast: Showers this afternoon. Clearing and colder to- n'ght with lowest temperatures 45 in northwest and extreme >ns. Wednesday, fair and Missouri forecast: Pair tonight and Wednesday. Colder tonight, much colder east and south. Scattered light frost west and north except heavy locally extreme north. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—88 Sunset today—6:10. Sunrise tomorrow—5:42 Precipitation 24 hour* to 7 a.m. today—1.7g. Total since Jan. 1—38.87. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—7» Normal mean tor Report of World's Financial Leaders Is Aimed at British WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. (AP) — The International Monetary Fund today advised dollar-short countries to da- value their currencies, jf need be, to boost their dollar-earning exports. Without singling out the British pound but with Britain's dollar crisis obviously in mind, the report was laid be- iore the opening session of the fourth annual meeting of the boards of governors of the multi-billion dollar fund and World Bank. Shortly thereafter, the financial leaders of the 48 member nations were to hear an off-the-cuff address by President Truman. The report was prepared by the funds executive directors. Its advice on devaluation was underscored in addresses by Secretary of he Treasury Snyder and Eugene It. Black, president, of the World Dnuk, at the opening session. Snyder Back» Views Snyder said: "The views express- by he Fund, as a consultant, are entitled to great respect." Black said of the need for a revaluation: -r do not underestimate either the complexities or the far- reaching consequences of such action, but I fall to see how It can be avoided." It may be better for a country to change an "unsuitable" exchange rate than to clamp on restrlctioria which "endanger Its well-being and efficiency," said the report, of Uw 'The Impact; ira«:greater becaua*.' a cabinet level Brltlsh-U.s.-Canad- lan conference ended yesterday with agreement on a ten-pomb treatment for Britain's dollar llta^ without including revaluation of the pound as one of the point*. The pound's value now U $4.01. Its devaluation, in foreign trade, would amount to lowering th« price of British goods. Many American officials have forecast privately that Britain must finally adopt that course which so far she has shunned. But officially nt least, the finance and foreign ministers of the three natloas did not raise the issue In the week-long talks. Agrrre on Relief Instead, the United States «nd Canada agreed on these lines of Immediate relief: 1. More choice for Britain In deciding where to spend Marshall plan dollars. 2. Easier customs entry for British goods. 3. Larger purchases of British tin and rubber 4. Agreement that Britain may have to discriminate ngalnst U.S. and Canadian goods to conserve dollars, subject to Congress' will. As longer-range measures, thes« other points met agreement. Ths speeding of overseas investment; a U.S. promise to seek further tariff cuts: a study of burdensome British war debts; an attempt to Improve British earnings from oil: the. same for shipping: nnd finally, a continuing, three-power review of Britain's economic Ills. Farmers Seek Alfalfa Wilt Control Plans Alfalfa growers of Mississippi County and members of the Alfalfa Committee of thc County Farm Bureau will meet with Dr. R. p. Bartholomew, supervisor of the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Stations, at the Court ITouse In Osceola tonight to discuss the control of will and grass in county alfalfa fields. Tlie meeting ' Is called for 7:30. Dr. Bartholomew, u-ho was to tour several alfalfa fields In the county this afternoon, will discuss « disease. Identified a-s a type of wilt, which has Infested hay crops this year. He Is also expected to give pointers on the proper control of grass in thc fields. County agents of both North and South Mississippi County have reported that alfalfa production has been greatly curtailed this year due to a combination of the wilt .. and grass that growers have become alarmed over the situation. Keith Bilbrey, county agent for North Mississippi County, reported that he cspeeted approximately 85 percc-nt of the crop In this half of the county to be plowed under due to grass and the disease. William Walson, asslslnnt agent for South MlssiippI County reported that approximately 75 percent of alfalfa stands In that enti of the county have been affected. Dr. Bartholomew WM scheduled !« arrive In Osceola around nor* today and mate hte tour of field? thlt

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