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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Blytherllle Courier BlythevlU* Dally Hen THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of MOtMUKABT AHKAN«A« um » Olm gABT MISSOURI AKKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1950 TEN PAGES •AMKRKIAX JMl'OKTS- IN FKANCK-Aniilcry pieces,'part of. the fiTsf U. S. arms shipment under the Atlantic defense pact, are placed In position aboard a railway flat car under supervision' of Cherbourg dock worker after being unloaded from the freighter American Importer. A heavy French military guard around the dock area discouraged threat ened Communist demonstration; (AP Wirephoto by radio from Paris). ns against the shipment Nationwide Rail Strike Looms As Brotherhoods Plan Meet j. WASHINGTON, April 15. ' (AP)—-The possibility of a Jujfenwide rail strike loomed toHy following a union announcement that it has made no progress in its efforts to get an extra man on diesel locomotives. David B. Robertson of Chicago, president of the Independent Bro- therhoo^d of Firemen and Engine- men, said yesterday a strike may b« called at any time. A union committee will meet in Chicago , l«xt week to discuss the situation. - : In a »tatement released here. Robertson reported failure of negotiations over the union's demand tor mother dtesel crewman. Sim- •sr talks have been held in Chic«go between tre railroads and the Brotherhood of locomotive En- flneers. • Strife* Considered "A» i result of the position taken br ttw railroads, Robertson said. "th» possibility of » strike as a Krri J^tr. HA tby long, .tandip*; count would be well under wa /Amors Harm Freedom, Berkley Says WASHINGTON, April 15. (tfl Tic* .PrwHdent B»r>t]ey said today the •harpeert threat: to American •freedoms eom« from sources within Itik nation which "sow rumors and vujplclbn -among us." . s In a speech prepared for the op- •ntnc of the Washington sesqul- wnbennlal celebration, the Vice President. *aid this country now fcces "the most powerful and ag- tresslve foe In our history as a na- .tion." : Without mentioning Russia by name, h§ said the Soviet Union now Is offering the world "the counter revolution of tyranny." 1 ."What Is hidden in the vestment,' of «n Utopian Marxist world of peace and plenty Is a perverted and gnawing lust for Imperial power which in Its magnitude of scope would have made Caesar pale and Alexander tremble," he declared. He said there "is another foe of pur freedoms, no less insidious, no less dangerous, and this lies within oivselvcs." ^ithout Identifying those involved. Barkley declared: "The sharpest threats to (he freedoms which we enjoy here in America have come, up to now. not from outMde sources but from vrilhln. "H is often precisely when we are threatened with a loss of our freedoms from |he outside that we hear voices amonj ws demanding that we cede away some of our freedom here at home in order to protect our- selv?s from this outside threat. "These same forces which v.oiilrl abi'dgc our freedoms, sow rumors and suspicion among us." Wecther Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon. Partly cloudy and warmer tonight. Sunday consider able cloudiness and a little warmer with scattered showers. jftoonrl f o r e- f^fi Increasing cloudiness tonight and Sunday with occasional showers south Sunday afternoon or sun- dispute now will be considered by our committee." The 110.000 members of the union authorized a strike in a referendum several months ago. A Presidential fact finding board decided in 1948 that no extra man was needed on diesel locomotives. But the union insisted that an additional fireman would lessen 'hazards to both the traveling pub- lice and employes." In another 'labor development, attorneys for John L. Lewis 1 United Mine Workers asked the U. S. Court of Appeals yesterday to dismiss contempt of court charges which the government brought a- galnst the union during last winter's coal strike. Contempt charge File* The Department of Justice filed the charge against UMW after th: miners had refused to obey a bac to-work order issued by District Judge Richmond B. Keech. Later, Keech held that the government had not proved the unioi responsible for the miners' action He found the UMW Innocent contempt. The government Is pressing the appeal because the precedent may be important in future strikes. Census of School-Age Children In Mississippi County Begins - Enumerators lo determine the number of school-age children Ir the 18 school districts of Mississippi County were to begin their check today and It inday was expected that so R count Would™riot be available before that date The ages for children to be" considered in the census range from six to 17, and in a few districts a count of pre-school age children also Is planned Last \ear 22597 school children were enumerated in the county and it h expected that this report will be topped somewhat this jear Material Pislribuied Enumeration blanks and materials for the enumerators ha\e been dis trlbuted.by Mr. Mayes. He explained that the census this year follows U.S. Corporal Sentenced for 'Aiding Russia' GARKnSCH - PARTENKIRCHEN,-! Germany, April 15. (/P)—A U. S. Air Force court martial convicted Cpl. Gustav Mueller of St. Paul, Minn., today of trying to give secret Amer- Jcan military sia. information to Rus- The 19-year-old airman was sentenced to five years imprisonment and to be dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. Mueller testified in his own defense that lie was only trying to trap some Russian spies when he gave away secret documents. The court,'composed of seven Air Force officers, deliberated an hour and a half on ils verdict nftrr a t\vo- ri.ny trial. Mueller, slim and dark- haired, took the verdict quietly, standing erect before the court. day night; warm- SHOWERS cr tonight and In east portion Sunday, low tonight 35 to 40 cast; high Sunday In 60s Minimum this morning— 32. Maximum yesterday — 58. Sunset today— 6:32. Sunrise tomorrow — 5:27. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. Icdiy— none. Total since Jan. 1—24.31. - Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)— 45. Normal mean for April— 61. Thh D.U I*;! Yeu, Minimum this morning— 42. Jv.lJmum jest rday- ,'8 Ja "' 1 *° Ulls be- Henry Fonda Carries On With Show Despite Death Of Wife by Suicide BEACON'. N. Y.. April 15. (,T>Henry Fonda went back to Broadway last night after his wife's hastily-arranged funeral and played "Mr. Roberts" to an audience that whispered the first news of her suicide from seat to scat. Thirteen hours before — shortly after dawn yesterday—the actors beautiful society wife had cut her throat from car to ear with a razor blade. She was in a private sanitarium here. 40 miles north of New York City, and was believed to be recovering from a nervous breakdown that followed her consent to a divorce. She was 42. Her death note ended: "I am sorry, but this Is the best way out." as most schoo 'but a division em _ ,. _ physical and meniill handicapped- children has beei provided. The addition of this phase to IV census work was ; made In order tha the program for assisting physical! and mentally handicapped childrei could be expanded. The forms include provision '!• note sight, hearing and speech rie ftciencies as well as cases of infan tile paraljsis spistics cripples MC tims of rheuriiatlc faver, tubcrculo sis, and mental deficiencies. Count In City Starts Today The office of W. B. Nicholson sll penntendent of Blytheville schools said that the enumeration In thi district was to begin today. Mrs. Coady Eaton Ls in charg of the census In Blytheville an Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, cle mentary school supervisor, is direct the enumerating In rural • lions. Clothcl Dulaney will be . charge of the census at Promise Land; Shelby McCook, Lone Oak M L. Hart at Number Nine; an Miss Alice' Marie Ross at Yarbrc Negro enumerators are: Ayre Its ter, Octavia Shivers, in Blythevill and Trim-man Green at clear Lake The enumeration in Blythevill District last year was '4,323. Fire Destroys TB Barracks BOONEVILLE, Ark., April 15. (, —Fire destroyed two wooden bai racks buildings at the Arkansas Tu AH" Sanatorium here last nigh About 60 male employes of th institution, who occupied the build ings escaped injury. But some liicm, asleep when the fire, brok out, were forced to flee into near freezing weather in their nigh clothes. , T ; •**. Llpscomb, business manage of the institution two miles of here, estimated the $20,000. Negro Held for Trial For Wounding Wife Hill Walton, Blytheville Negro, was ordered held to await Circuit Court action In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of assault with Intent to kill. ' Walton is charged with shooting his wife, Annabel! Walton, in the ankle with a pistol Feb 28 during an argument in front of an Ash we. loss a Senator Suggests todenz Disclose 400Communisfs' Senot* Invcstigotors Should Hove Names, Ferguson Claims By Marvin I,. Arrowimllh WASHINGTON. April 15. (If)— >cnator Ferguson (R-Mlch) said oriay former Communist Louis Buenz ought to hand Senate Inves- gators the names of the 400 Com- nimsts he says are concealed In hls^coimtry, Ferguson suggested that Budenz urn over the names at a closed lectlng of the Senate Foreign Re- •Uions Subcommittee which Is In- esligaling charges by Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) that the State Department has hired Communists and "ellow Travelers. Communism Renounced Budenx, one-time managing edi- or of the Daily Worker, renounced Communism in 1B45 and rejoined he Catholic Church. He now is on he faculty at Fordham Untversltj n New York. He Is scheduled to tesMfy next Thursday at a public hearing arranged by the Inquiry committee McCarthy has said Budenz wil swear then that he knew Owen ^nltimore, Far Eastern affairs expert, lo be a member of the Communist Party. Lattimore already has testified inder oath that he never has been > Communist and that he never knowingly promoted the principles of Communism. Budenz told a Michigan audien ast Tuesday that he could name 100 concealed Communists In tin United States, but would not do i 1 because "I can't afford libel suits ' Ferguson noted that Budenz is coming before the Senate commit- ee .under subpoena and will have mmumty from any libel action. He added that Budenz therefore oilgh to feel free to name the "concealed 1 Communists *t a behlnd-closcd- doors meeting after the publii learing. "Information Is vital" The. Michigan senator told re porters Budenz should do that be cause his Information may "greatly affect our foreign policy" and tb nnt.on's security. Ferguson addec that he is against having Buden name names'-in public (because h wants-iito -make sure ho Inriocefi person Is smeared. fhf Ud ^ n , Z •" sa i! 1 '" Mici »Ban tha the whole policy of the Communis Party in the. United States is Place its adherents In positions importance. He added that the 400 concealec Communists he could name are In various organizations that contro public opinion and policy. U.S. Air Force To Stop Search For Navy Plane Another Offer Looms The Blytheville City Council is scheduled to vole Tuesday or Wednesday on granting a franchise for serving this area with natural gas. Closeness of a decision was announced at a special meet- ng of the aldermen in City Hall last night when the council itid Mayor Doyle Henderson heard Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's proposal and decided to hear a second gas offer Monday night, with a vote on a franchise to come either Tuesday or Wednesday night. WIESBADEN. Germany, April 15 7h S e = ' John K ' Ci ">non. c (he U.S. Air Force In Kurope announced today search for a Nav Privateer plane missing for a weei will be abandoned R t sundown to morrow. U. S. planes roared over the Balti for the seventh day today with scant hope they still may find th plane and Its crew of ten. Sixteen U. S. Air Force searcl planes based at Copenhagen reported the weather was better over the Baltic than any day since the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Council Vote on Gas Franchise Due Tuesday or Wednesday Ark-Mo's Plan Heard;* Rep. Edwards Asks Re-Election Blytheville Man to Run For Second Term In State Legislature Jimmle Edward*, Blytheville furniture dealer, today announced his candidacy for re-election as state representative from Mississippi County. Active in civic affairs, Mr. Edwards was presented earlier this year the Distinguished Service Award by the Junior Chamber of Commerce as the "Outstanding Young Man of the Year for 1949." He is a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce nnd a former member of the Jaycee board of directors. Mr. Edwards also Is chairman of the Retail Merchants Division of the Blylheville Chamber of Commerce and Ls a member of Dud Ca- sonPost 2* of the American Legion and the Lions Club here. A member of the Methodist Church, Mr. Edwards Is married and has two «ons. .He Ls owner of Jimmle Edwards Furniture Co. here. •.•.vAii.ii member of the L Mth Getie/al Asserribljj, 1 -"''Mr." Edwards" was".. vicjT •Chairman of the Flood Control Committee in the House of Representatives. He also was a member of the Corporations, Public .Buildings unct Grounds, Militia, Roarh arid Highways and Veterans Committees. In .announcing his candidacy, Mr. Edwards said "It elected, I will try to continue lo serve the majority of the people 'in my county to the best of my ability." -+ The other proposal to serve this urea with natural gas is scheduler! to be presented by a representative of T. J. Rancy and Sons, a Little Rock bond firm that is handling the offer for an as-yet-tmchartercd corporation. Earl Thomas, assistant lo Ark- Mo President James Hill, Jr., presented [he power company's proposal lo the city Council and submitted » franchise form. Includes Ki«;ht Town The proposal for a franchise es- :cntially followed the plans announced earlier this week by the utility. These plans called for of- Navy Ished Privateer patrol plane van- wek ago today on a flight from Frankfurt,, Germany, to the Danish capital. The planes delayed their take-off until the sun was up in order to take full advantage of the good weather expected at midday. Their plan today was to fly over again all the areas where fliers have reported driftwood or objects in the water, which were previously passed over as unimportant. New York Stocks New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 15. (AP) Closing colon quotations-High Low Last Ma? 3260 32S3 325fi J| y 3280 3266 3211 O:t .'..'. 3007 3086 3088-89 D™ 3078 3068 3068 M ch ....3081 3071 3013 M »y 3076 3067 3065B Closing Stocks: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler \ \ Coca Cola Gen Electric '.'.'. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central [', Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Sears ... .'"'"' ] [ '_[ rfoulhcin Pacific ... 70 29 1-4 152 1-2 4fi 3-8 80 1-4 54 1-4 13 3-4 26 5-8 13 3-4 26 5-8 21 45 52 3-4 Ohioan Held Here For Theft of Car Carl Harrell, formerly of Manila, is being held In the coiinty jail here for Marysville, O., authorities on a charge of car theft, Sheriff William Bcrryman said this morning. Harrell was arrested Thursday night Rt Manila by city Marsha! Lee Baker of Manila on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, it was learned upon Investigation that the car Harrell was driving, a 1948 model Studcbakcr, had been stolen at MarysvIDe. Sheriff Berryman said that Harrell had signed a waiver of extradition and Ohio officers are expected to arrive here within the next'- few days to return him to Marysville. France Spurns Industry Plan BONN, Germany, April 15. Wj France has turned down a Joint American-British plan which would give the Germans final say in future ownership of the Ruhr's huge Iron and steel Industries once occupation is ended. The French veto automatically suspended for 30 days passage of a new Ruhr control law. which Is 'designed to break up the vast state- owned cartels and the ginnt Krupp empire, which supported German militarization for the past 100 years N. O. Cotton May . Jiy . . Oct . Dec . Mch . High Low Close 32.24 32.18 32.IQ-B 32.48 32.39 32.40 30.94 30.81 30.83 30.70 30.63 30.64 30.73 30.73 30.64-B cering natural gas service to Blytheville and seven other towns and cllics in this area by the "1951 heat- ng season." These other points would Include Dell, Leachvillc and Mnniln In Ark- insas and Cnnithcrsvlllc, stcele Hayli and Kcnnett in Missouri. Gas would tie transmitted through I eight-Inch pipeline from Ark- Mo's new generating plant locnlec between St. Francis, Ark., and Campbell, Mo. Source of the gas would be Texas-Eastern Transmission Company's "Big Inch" line tapped at a point about 10 miles west of St. Francis. ' CmiM Serve Othrra Capacity of the line would permit gas service for Luxora nnd Osceola if •' Ark-Mo franchises, cials said. Price of .the-gas would hi competitive with r that of other fuels now used for cooking, heating and ' 1950'MissBlytheville' To Be Named June 76 Miss Blytheville of 1950, who also will reign as queen of this year'i National Cotton Picking Contest, will be named on the night of June 16 Jack Chamblln, chairman of the* . Junior chamber committee which of will Commerce's handle the beauty pageant, announced today that his committee had set the date for the annual parade of Blytheville beauties. This year's program, he pointed, out, will consume two nights, during which time Judges also will select n Junior Miss Blytheville and a Mr. Jnycce President of 1975. Preliminaries to Be Held Mr. Chamblln explained that In order to expedite the Miss Blytheville contest June 16, preliminaries In the Junior division will be run off on (he night of June 15 at Haley Field. Winners In the junior division will be selected and announced on June 16 when Miss Blythcvllle Is named. However, contestants In the Miss Blytheville contest appear at the Junior division preliminary Judging. The contest to select Miss Blytheville will be climaxed by a Beauty Bull, arrangements for which, Mr. Clmmblin said, are as yet incomplete. To Kntcr Slate Event Winner of the Miss Blytheville contest will receive $100 In cash and will represent Blytheville In the Miss Arkansas contest in Helena on June 28-20. Three-out-of-town judges are to be selected for the event. To be eligible, girls must be residents of Mississippi County between the ages of IB and 28. Finalists will be nskcd to compote in a talent division. Other members of the Jayceo committee which will be In charg» of the pageant Include Jimmy Parks, R. D. Hughes, Jr., Bryce Layson, Mrs. Rouse Harp, Rube Carson G G. Hubbard, Jr., J. T. Stalcun and H. A. Haines. these towns would grant company offi- The. franchise!agreement submitted last night calls for "Interrupt- able • service for heavy industries t less cost than "firm gas"—or constant year-round service. Would Be Notified Mr. Thomns said that "heavy Industries" meant operatic™ such as oil milk, compresses, alfalfa mills and cotton gins. Mr. Hill explained that interrupted service meant being cut off from service for short periods during times of heavy use such as In ale foil. Firms would be notified when service was to be interrupted, he said, so they could switch over to an auxiliary fuel. Industries could have "firm gas" service, he said, but It would be at a higher rale. Mayor Doyle Henderson asked If Ark-Mo would be willing to post a $10.000 performance bond should a franchise be granted nnd Mr Hill agreed that the utility would. Urges Safety Ordinance Mr. Thomas also rccomv,! ended lo the council that an ordinance be passed requiring safety -Inspection of natural gas Installations. Such an ordinance should, he suggested, provide a city Inspector to check the Installations to prevent use of unsafe connections such as rubber house. Under the franchise agreement, Ark-Mo would agree to repair and replace nil paving removed to permit installation of pipelines. No official information has preceded the T. J. Raney and Sons Sec. ARK-MO on P;ijje 2 Parade Will Climax Manila's Observance of Cotton Week A week-long cotton products trade campaign climaxed by a'nafadf will highlight Manila's part In the Mississippi County Farm Bureau'i county-wide. Cotton Week. t - .: •_ R. J. McKlnnon. clialrnmn of -^ OsceolaNames Recreation Board Head Cotton Week activities In Mnniln, announced today tliat town's plans during the recognition and promotion of cotton products which will begin May 1. Mr. McKlnnon said he has appointed 'a committee which will handle, window n nd Btreet decorations In 'downtown Manila. To climax the week of special cotton values, Mr. McKinnon salrt a string" band will be on hand -.on May 6 when the parade will be staged. Merchants In Manila plan to cooperate In making the finnl day a big one by giving prizes and many have indicated they will enter floats In the parade. Speakers provided by the National Cotton Council arc to address students and clubs during the week. B. G. West, Blytheville cotton man, will speak before a meeting of merchants and sales personnel Monday night. Mr. west will explain the alms of the Cotton Week program and the part merchants and sales people can play In increasing the consumption of cotton. On May 3. a representative of the Cotton Council will address members of the Manila Lions Club. Mr. McKlnnon salt! that each member Is being encouraged to Invite a farmer as guest lo tlite meeting. BlytheYille Man Heads State Insurance Group Lynn Brown of Blytheville yesterday was elected president of the Arkansas Sales Congress, an Insurance organization, at, a meeting In Little Rock. John W. Premiss of Pine Bluff and Harry Buffalo of Jonesboro were elected vice presidents. f. •• u •¥ :H "8hes.has-bcen-eleclM jrcsidcnt-of (he Board'of Directors of Osceola's summer recreation >pro",tam, Ohnrles Jolllff, manager of- he Osccola Chamber of Commerce, announced yesterday Other officers of the Board arc Nathan Wcinberg, vice-president and Mrs. Jeltle Driver, secretary- rcasurer. . . . The officers were elected at a _iecting of board members this week. Dr. Hughes Is the American Le- gions'representative to the board vlth Mr. Welnberg representing th» Other members of the board Include w. E. McMath of the Junior onnrnber of Commerce- Mrs N o Cnrtwrlght, Junior Progressive cillb-' Mrs. Goode Bandy, American Legion Auxiliary, c. Franklin Sanders 3sceol(i public schools; E. P. Bradey, Osceola School Board- Steva ;<nl|>h, Chamber of Commerce- Mrs Ed Weiss, Senior Progressive Club; Bob Marrow, Rotary club; Leslie Speck Kiwanis Club; and Mrs. Bob Kcndrlcks, grade school PTA. The recreation program Is a citywide project being sponsored by the various business and civic clubs of Osccola under the Immediate supervision of the Osceola chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Walnut Ridge Man Is Awarded Mail Contract for Star Route Wilson Bcckham of Walnut Rltlgc has been awarded a contract to carry mall on the star route between Blythcvllle and Jonesboro. it was announced today by Postmaster Ross Stevens of Blytheville. Mi. Bcckham submitted a low bid or s.5,821.75 for the Job. The contract becomes effective on July I, and extends through June 31, 1051. The star route, which was Inaugurated about a year ago. lias been changed from temporary to a permanent status, btit contracts arc granted on a year-to-year basis. Mr. Stevens salrj. Bids on the Job were filed with Second Assistant Postmaster Gcnc- ra ' at Washington, n. C. through Mar, 23. The contract, held during the past year by Henry Wcstbrook of Blytheville, requires that the holder provide equipment for the transporting of mall daily between the two northeast Arkansas towns via. Dell. Roseland. Manila, Monctte Black Oak, Lake city and Nettleton. A bond of $3,900 is required tor the carrier. This route was set up a year ago when the Frisco discontinued service between Blytheville and Jor.cs- ooro via the "Moose." Mr. Bcckham will take over the route from Henry Wcstbrook, who has been carrying mail between here and Joncsboro via tnick for the past year. Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders Set Goal for Helping Oriental Benefactors PAT MS riTT.Qe:T^T3T' r<«\\t Anril .. f.,11 1 1 __ . - "^ ^w I XX I O PALMS DESSERT, Calif.. April 15. W)—"it's time to stop out- exageratln' each other." is the way Lt. Horace E. Crouch of ol- umbia. S. C.. put it as he set the keynote for th« fifth annual reunion of Doolittle's Tokyo raiders. Gathered in this dessert oasis. and looking not much older, arc 36 ^ot the 80 men who flew 16 B-25s over Japanese targets eight years ago next Tuesday. They admittedly are a little weary of exchanging reminiscences. It Is "time for a purpose," said Lt. Crouch. The "purpose" was discussed briefly Jut yew, but didn't t*t full head of steam until the boys came here today. No*, with the enthusiastic help of Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle, who led that famous raid, the boys are "writ- Ing up" their histories of one of the greatest stories of American Ingenuity. They believe the public will Join them in furthering » great Ideal. But let Lt. Robert L. Kite of Earth, Tex., long » prisoner of the Japs after those "30 -wconds over rokyo," and Lt. Jack E. M»nch of Staunton, Va., tell it: "Jake got an Idea. (Jake Is Corp. ja co b D . oeshazer of Mad**•• On., bombudlw MI KiU'i plane.) it was to go back and teach ihose Japanese something about humanity. He said & voice came to him during those 30 hellish months he spent In solitary In a Jap prison. "Well, voice or whatever, he went back. He's a missionary in Japan now and we're going to help finance him. We raised $400 at last year's meeting and we hope U got U> Jake. Yeah, he's an ordilned minister—free Methodist. "We wont also to give home- thing to chines" relief. Everyone of us who landed in China was nursed, clothed irid fed by Chln- •». W« «*• Uw« • btUUva lot, and we're going to do something about It." ' So the daring raid, jhlch started from the carrier Hornet, may result In a greater good than 1942s psychological feat of show!." KJ J 1 . nJ pncmy what Americans coddled by decadent democratic Ideas" could do. This Informal organization of American ulrmen hopes through sales of their history to help the ? /J, es * .1L ho hcllwd lhcm » n ' d to further the lde«ls that corporal T a v C . S S y -1 B ^ s " r<! " d ln Jakes Ideal ideal. But I* Shadow Mountain club reunion A typical story Is that of Lt P.ichard Joyce of Lincoln, Neb who says of his navigator. Lt. Crouch: "We'd dropped our four big bombs and I looked back at Horace and asked him how much we *» t .»" d wha t 'he B.T.A. (es'im- aled t me of arrival) on the China C ?? S M , He Just " lcked the ashes off his cigai and said: " .' wha t difference docs the E.T.A. make? We ain't got the gas ho' " ° ° h»» become their h ••* Mriotu «t toil oth«r clgwr. anyhow.' Crouch , nodded and nonchant- «ntly ticked, the »shes from an- three-roll!, program Is . Mr. Jolllff said—(1) to provide paid supervision of playgrounds. (2) Improvement and maintenance of Softball and baseball fields and (3) to improve and better equip playgrounds of the city. A drive is currently underway to raise $1,500 to carry out the project Mr. Jolliff said. Recreation cards are being sold for M each with this card entitling the purchaser to free admittance lo one Softball or Junior Legion baseball game played in Osceola during the summer. Vacancy Occurs On AEC Today WASHINGTON. April 15. fAP)- A vacancy occurs on the Atomic Energy Commission today, opening the way for President Truman to appoint a new member-chairman. Lewis L. Strauss, a member since Congress created the commtalon three and a half years a?o. Is quitting to ir,kc cattle farm, banker and rest on his Virginia A former New York businessman, he has been in government service nearly 10 years. President Truman is reported to be still undecided on a new chairman for the important AEC. whfch is In charge of developing the hydrogen bomb, producing atom bombs, and experimenting on peaceful uses for atomic energy. BlytheYille Woman's Hen Presents Her with A Heavyweight Egg A pet Brahma chicken, owned by Mrs. Katie Faught of Blytheville, decided to be a bit late with an Easter gift for the owner. An egg, three and a quarter Inches long, and weighing at least twice as much as ordinary tggs, was the gift. The Brahma hen is one of t down owned by Mn.

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