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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , THE DOMINANT NXWBPAPER OF NORTHKABT ARKANSAS AND BOUTHKA8T MISSOURI VOL. XL1II—No. 96 Biythertlle Dally Nem BlytiievUle Courier Blylhevllle Hermld Mississippi Valley Hl.YTHKVlLLL, ARKANSAS, TUICSDAY, JULY Hi, H))G SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Responsibility Debated for Loss At Pearl Harbor Probers Expected to Report Negligence By Short and Kimmcl WASHINGTON, July 16. (UP) — A majority U I the joint congressional Pearl Harbor Coininltlcc was reported reliably today to hnvc agreed that primary blame for Hie Bee. 7, 1041. naval' disaster should be placed on the two top Airily and Navy commanders serving In Hawaii nt the lime. Although the committee's long- awaited report Is not yet completed informed sources said Hint eighi of the ten committee members believe Acini. Husband E. Kimmel an; LI. Gen. Walter C. Short muse, bcai responsibility for lack of prepara tion for the Pearl Harbor altack- _ Committee members taking this view included all six Democrats en ttic committee and two of the four Republicans. The committee majority, it was said, will emphasize the responsibility of Kimmcl and Short, rather than linking the disaster directly to the complacency of the nation art a whole or to the alleged lack of sufficient warnings from tin: Stale Department, Army and Navy in Washington. During the months-long committee investigation, some witnesses sought to place the Pearl Harbor blame on the late President vlt, former Secretary of State Cor- ilell Hull, former Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, former Army L Chief of Staff Oen. George C. Msir- ^•;hull and former Chief of Naval On- 'cralkms Atlm. Hflroii! H. Stnik. May Be Dissenting Report One informant familiar wiln the committee's report, said that Republican Sens. Homer Ferguson, Mich.; and Owen Brcwster. Me., would not agree with the majority. Ferguson was believed to be preparing a dissenting rcnort. Committee members said io be agreed that Kimmcl and Short should bear the blame for the success of the Japanese attack are Sens. Scott Lucas, D., 111.; Albcn W. Barkley. D.. Ky.; Walter P. George, D.. <3a.; Reps. Jere Cooper, D., Tenn.; John Murphy, D., Pa ; J. Bayard-:Clark, D;. N,"C.; Bertrand ' W. "ai:airiaH,"Ttvr"faHlfr3iid Frank B. Keefe. R., Wis. • Committee sources said thai although Keefe probably will agree in general with the majority findings, he would take exception to sony; of the particulars. Gearhart also may issue his own clarifying statement but he declined to comment on his / possible action. The committee's report originally was due July 1. Senate and House permission was given the group to delay iUs report until today. Committee leaders are expected to ask for another extension until Monday. Both Kimmcl and Short maintained during lengthy testimony before the committee that their MH- preparedness was due to what they described as Washington's failure to keep them fully informed of the danger of a Japanese sneak iitnck on Pearl Harbor. of War Hero lecoYers Duffle Bag 'n Most Unusual Manner BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. July 1C. UP)—Mrs. W. J. Rogers today reasurcd a worn dulile bag '>'•''' brother took into combat and toUl he story of its strange return. Her brother, Nicholas James Walter. «-ns killed in action in Grr- nany. Driving along an Alabama hlah- .vay last •neck, Mrs. Rogers pulled up behind a Salvation Army truck, Swinging from (lie back ' was khaki duffle bag. Stenciled on the bag In noul block letters was "Nicholas Jamc.s Walter." Under the name -.v;i her brother's Army serial numbo 1 Flagged to a sto||. the truck, driver lold Mrs. Rogers Hie I had been among a supply of surplus material turned over to I lie Salvation Army and that lie hurl used it In the truck for some (hue. She accepted it as the driver's gift. Heirens Admits Three Brutal Chicago Murders University Student Gives Officers Details Of Gruesome Crimes Huffman 4-H Club Leader Wins Movie Role in National Contest CHICAGO. July 10. Willii:m George Heirens, old college student, has 17-ycar- admittcd that the inent of six-year-old Suumne Dcgnan was premeditated—planned as (lie safest and cosiest way lo collect ransom from her father, tlie United Press learned from rc- Gerald Cussldy. Huffman 4-H Club member, Is going to bo In the movies! And not In a minor role but the star in a 4-H Club lllin, having won highest honors In tlu boys' division of a 4-1! club ni'jvln talent contest conducted aiuons members throughout the! nation. Thc almost 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cassidy won Ihe honor over 500 other 4-H Club twys entered. In recognition of winning the bn . lop national award, Gerald will play Hie leading role In the movie titled slaying mid dismember- "Where lhe Uoad Turns Right," und | "'" — ' "" also will receive an. all-cpei>.vj trip lo the 25111 Anniversary Nntlonul 4-11 Club Congress in Chicago noxlj December. The muvic, which will havu na-' liable sources lodny. [llonwlde dislrlbullon. Is dcstaiLd to Tliis was only one of the shock- ' ullmulale inlercst In 4-H Club work I Political Rallies Draw Big Crowds Candidates Report Large Audience at Joiner Monday Night The political rally at Joiner last, night drew the largest audience since the public speaking started last week with more than 40(1 present, according lo lh e candidates.. Tins was the fourth such rally with others held at Whitton. Pawiicen and Dycss last week. Another .will l)c held tonight at Lost Cane. Announcement was made- that the candidates present were not speaking, as a group, but independently and an open invitation made to all candidates to speak ill these rallies. I. M. Grcer 01 Hnrrisburg, candidate for circuit judge in the sec- j ond division of this district, pointed out his qualifications of cduca- ton. knowledge of luw and 25 years' practice and lhat the only time he sought public office in liis home county, Polnsett, that he was elected. Charles W. Light of Paragould, candidate for the same office, was introduced. He ing details In Ihe youth's brict oral admissions, revealed exclusive-, ly by the United Press yesterday, 1 that he kidnaped and ki'llcd little Suzanne and also killed two wom- en—Franres Drown, n former WAV!?, and Mrs. Josephine floss, a housewife. The latl/r slayings were com- mitlrd in a mud frenzy which swelled in tho youth's twisted mind when the women surprised him in attempts u> burgliirl/e their apartments. The youth allowed the same violent reaction June 20 when lie wrestled four policemen after they caught him attempting to burglarize another among rural youth, lo help vsneli' the goal of Ihr.-e million uy UKJO. Has Outstanding Itecurcl To be produced in coor>;;raiioM with the U. S. Department ol Agriculture, the Slate Extension Bcrv ice und National 4-H Club Nows. U will be sponsored by I he Seat's'Rou buck Foundation. Dale ol the- movie's premiere will be • nmiouuctvl later. Although Gerald's outstanding record in 4-H Club activities Hindu him eligible for (lie imliona) con- lest, it was his handsome flice Unit won for him the Number One position in the movie. 11 all started last Pull when Expensive Gifts Distributed by Munitions Firm Key Executive Tells War Profits Probers Of Lavish Spending Armor el Man Locates ! 1 is Two Sisters After carching for 28 Years In IOIH. g. II. Hetetock of Armo- i'l, iiu<| Ills tA'O sisters, Mrs. Vlulix rank and Mis. Lulu Dunn, hud a (Minion at IH-ll where He made his otm>. Hut shortly after thai reunion, le ulsters moved mid Mr. Hebslock unit lo Missouri. They lost track f nidi other and letters were re- uriied. ljut perseverance pays mi'l lot luim lino. Mr. Rebstock located ils sisters through llie aid of a sis- tT-tn-liiw who reslde-i In Texus,, Now, one Klsler. Mrs. Frank, "I i,ake. ui,, is iiorc with her nollicr and soon, llje three will be HRi'lher lor another reunion In Wi-sl lake, where Mrs. Dunn iiJao Gerald (,'iis*siily Court Procedure Change Debated Lions Hear of Plans Being Studied by >' Bar Association. apartment. He was felled by three County Agent Keith J. Bllbrcy ask- flower pots In the hands of a '_ eel Samuel F. Morris, then editor and photographer rookie co]), Srcks Life Sentence The Press sources said was attempting to make a deal with the state to put a full confession into writing In exchange for a life sentence instead of the electric chair. Heirens, who began burglarizing when lie was nine years old, attended a movie with a college friend and a girl the night of Jan. ti. afterwards, he rode the of the Cotirbr News, to make a photograph of Cjer- ald's'cotton crop at Huffman for a state contest. United that the youth, a powerfully-built [ Gerald was asked lo pose \n Ihe university of Chicago sophomore, photograph and the handsomeness of his face reflected in the finished picture. Opining that Gerald wa« one of the most photogenic youths he had ever seen, the pnnlogm- pher's opinion was repeated by L. G. Nash, past president of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, who remarked upon loo'.clnl; nt the photograph ''That profTb picture of young Cassidy should be on tile front, cover of some national farm magazine or on some calendar promoting 4-H Club youth'." Cuunly Apcnt Acts elevated lines to (lie north side and walked a few blocks to the neighborhood of the Degnan home. Heirens had been a delivery boy for a liquor store in the sec- lion, a North Side residential area. He knew Ihe home. He thought there was money there. The child's father. James, earned $7.500 a Counly Agent Bllbrey remembered the national movie contest and entered tile Huffman youth. Seeing the photograph made here, judges wcre so impressed that ~ ' Bribe Charges Hurled by Mayor Tcxarkana Officials Accused of Taking Funds in Street Deal TKXAHKANA, Tex., July If,. UJP),-The Bowie County. Texas, ennui Jury today was asked to Investigate clmrncs Hint Ihrco m.-ui- bers of the Texarkuim City Council accepted bribes of $1,000 em-h to vote for city purchiise of 11 rll'.lU- of-wny connecting a street with a highway. The charge!; w cre miulc yeslordnj by Mayor W. N. Darkness. He named Aldermen Albert Mc- Wllllams, Talley and lliii-''j Kvcrett as lluise who accepted Uin money Ironi two Texiirkmin buslm-sh men r^ho had puii'husnl the property before the council voted lo WASHINGTON, July HI. (VJi 1 ) Washington repK'sciiliillvi's of Mldwc.l iiiiiiiltl.ins .•uniblni- undr f'X'lule- M-rulllly |His.scd nut $5(1 :,!! v.-r vanlly sets mid other .-xpi-nsiv 'Vxunlitliig" ullis nt Chilslm:! lliiu-. Hie Ki-imlc- War Iim-sUiMim Cniumlltce was Inld today. Allen n. Ciellman. key nxi-cullv In the IG-luin syndtnitc-, said h ni-vrr was told \vlu> ri'crived Ih lavish presents al Christ inns tlu In III 12, 111.1:1 und |!) 11. liul, added, ho didn't lliluk 11 wii.s "moi ally wrong" 1[ some o[ them lo •ji'VCTiuiirnl cm|>loyt-s. "l-A'i'ii government \voriu'i's uro human", hi- uddrd. "Clood.MII i-nn greatly lu'lplul lo gel tin- i:f>:u- X-ltllVl- I'lfoll out Of llH-lll." Clcllninn's r n r 11 <• r testimony :rought from Chairman Jamc-s M. -|-] lt , jm-go stork .it-mi, n.. NY., <>f Mid commuter- vlll( , ,,„. „; ;; j |m i slatemcnt that lhe Incmlry l.ii;: |,,,. : , U iivi'd prior lo llsclosc-d "gross laxity on the part 'ihursday f,,r Ihe fhsl ol „ south- ,f he- governmn.1 In scru In I/Ing ml ,.,,, , )( ,.,.,„„ I ; ippllcanls lor war conlracl.s." established In Aikuusas lie said Hi.- c-ommlUiM. will «•<:- , Com]lllllv ot(]cM .. ,;„,„, t t oimncnd scrutiny ol Hiich [ u ml ,„ i nill ,,, llnUc u ! ; M , rv| „, iippllcanls In the (uture Uupplyii,,; th,- p«. ( ,pe 0( u,|. s area Ocllnmn sad lhat besides ship- wllli Kcnvrn[ , „ , , gilts lo the cnplliil fur dlsin- • • Manager Named For New Store Former Memphis Man To Be in Charge of New Business Hero I'l .>ullon iiy rcpi esontallvi-s o[ lUe firms, he sent money lu tK! iiiil. on other presonls. Ccimnlllpc! Counsel (Icorgc Mni- M- sUKgi'.sU'd Hint some of Urn money wdl iiii|ihl have purchiiBCd ll.iuor. Wlinl would you si.y abiinl glv- tug a case of Hcotch lo a gcnc.TnlV" lie nskcd. "If U bus hren done." Gi'lliuan replied, "It. should not luivt: htcu done." Oellmnn .llsclatmed knowledge of the case of .Scolch which a Chicago Army ofliror tcsllflcd was Rtvan lo members o[ ills slalf one Chrlsl- inns wllli "best wishes from Ur. Henry Gurssiin." ciarsson has 'oe-.'ii cal'.l the master-tnind or Ihe 11111- nllli.ns empire. The Ai'iny officer said thai Bcotch •A cut back "unopened." Mend, comuienllng on the or a IG-IIrm Illinois "pupcr o:n- plie" which handled SWHIU'.OM in wnr contrncts, said bluntly: "Thore was no excuse for this situation tin- largest sluro has collection of "hard HouseSendsOPA Measure Before Joint Committee Administration Wins Support in Effort to Strengthen Measure WASHINGTON, July 16.' O.I J.I'.)—The iulmiiiislniUiJii :o<Iny woi: its first major lest on Uio Senate-approved DPA renewal hill when the House voted, 211 to !><!, to send tho measure to a Sen- ate-llouae conference for revision. Action ciuiie after administration ciidcrs In the House voiced confidence Uinl Senate-House conlerccn would work out a "satisfactory" 1)111 and avert a second 'President!:'.! veto of legislation to revive OPA until next July 1. President Truman Sunday de- -lljcd tho Scnale bill as behiB In "tciTlblo shape." 'rhe bill would abolish price controls on most food Items mid other commodities. Immediately alter the House voted, fpcaker Sam Raybuin, n., Tex., appointed 'the seven Houso conferees who represented the body In Hie previous conference which itrochiucd the OPA bill the President vetoed. • 'I 'hey were Chairman Brent Silence, D.. Ky., of the House lo assessor, stated that having served a number of years as dcputv assessor under his son, W. W. Watson Jr., he had th e experience to give a fair and equitable assessment. A candidate for county Judge Gene E. Bradley, called attention to those present that "money collected from your township should be spent back in the respective townships and that if elected 1 promise to do just that thing." Final sneaker last night, was Maj. Jefferson W. Speck ol . Frenchman's Bayou, who pointed to his education, experience and willingness to serve the people us state senator, in asking for their vote and support. Proposed changes In Arkansas courts, being studied by the Arkansas Bar Association were discussed today by Max B. Reid, president of the state group, at the Lions ctdb weekly lunrheon at Hotel Noble. The plan under consideration was proposed by Lainar Williamson of Moiiticcllo, who Mr. Reid recently succedcd as president. Tiic Williamson proposal provides for a unified court system which would replace the present system of many independent courts. Judges would be nominate.- by a,on of judges, law- flying yore and laymen and from those nominated the chief justice would select txith the trial and appellate judges. After a probationary period of two years, the judges would be submitted to the vote ol the people on whether they would be retained in office. If approved by the voters, the judges would be given an eight-year tenure of office before again being sumbitted .to the people. , J The judicial council would make \. m Reserve Officers Discuss Plans For Organization At the first meeting of the North Mississippi County Reserve Officers Association last night, at. City Hall, 24 former officers gathered to discuss plans for the or- ules of practice and procedure 'designed to simplify and make courts more efficient, according to the sponsors. ganizalion." Tolcr Buchanan and Russell Hayncs Fair, temporary officers of the Association, presided each discussing phases of organizing the R. O. A. Mr. Buchanan spoke of the future of llic Air Reserve program in Arkansas and the possibility of Air Reserve officers acquiring time in Memphis. Fair told the group that he had written lo national headquarters [or more specific information concerning those eligible for membership. "Contrary to previous information and announcement," he said, "all ex- officers—of all branches of the military service—are eligible, I have been informed." A charter of the new Association was mailed today to slate headquarters. Mayor carl Ball of Jonesboro. who assisted in basic plans for the local organization and whi had planned to be guest speaker last night, was unable to attend her head, picked her up and ricd her on his shoulder down the ladder and into an alley. Near the mouth of the alley, the child woke up and cricii out. Heirens apparently had not intended to kill tile child at that moment., intending to wait until he reached a nearby basemcni with which he had become familiar during his work as a delivery boy. But, he feared discovery—the same fear that earlier had motivated the shooting and knifing of Miss Brcwn and the strangulation and knifing of Mrs. Ross. Child Was Strangled Si, in the i|iiicl of thir early winter morning, lie stranded the rliilrt with his hands, ivllliin a few yards of her home. He carried the body to the basement. Ir-f-alr-d in an apartment at 5901 Winthrop Ave., and there, with a hunting knife he severed the child's head, armr, and legs. Thr-n lie carried (he pieces to various ciHch basins within a five or six i.lock radius of the child's home. If" threw thr- head in one. the arms in cnolher, the torso third, and the legs in still another. Eut, within hours, the head. Icps and torso were recovered by police. The arms were found in jointlv ' !i scwpr f° 1Ir blocks from tho home Feb. in. The United Press sources said that in his oral confession Ifcircns specifically inenlionad the arms and that he put them there He left a ransom. note, deninnd- nfr ?/!CU)Ofl, 011 the floor of the child'5 bedroom, By, three n^H one-hall hours before the child's parents knew of thfi crime, Heirens was finished with his prisly task. He boarded an elevated car. rode to the South Side and went to a 9 a. in. class at the University. The brutality of the Dcgnai slaying was cnnally evident in the He Is six feet tall, weighs 173 pounds and has brown wavy hair. Cook is Candidate for State Senator Name or Ed B. Cook, candidate or the office of state sneator Ir.mi Mississippi County, unintentionally vas omitted in Ihe Courier New.; story yesterday when a list of of!ice seekers followed announcement ol the Democratic Central Committee meeting next week. Mr. Cook, Blylhevllle attorney. •;aid last night, he is seeking i.lir> office now held by J, Bearden of Lcachville, n candidate for reelection, and the position also Is ioughl by Maj. Jefferson W. -Sprck of Frenchman's Bayou. be given to local charities. Hnrkness also charged that A. I). Lanler. street and bridge commissioner, hlld offered him 55.000 il lie nould help Uinlcr get the city's garage disposal contract. The mayor [ Goilman read the quoted Lanlcr as saying he )in<l Oct. If), 1041 letter paving contracts posilioti with Hie made SZft.OflO on while holding his city. Th c three accused nldmnrn Commissioner Lanler promptly tle- nied the charges and demanded that Darkness resign, oilier aldermen demanded a grand juvy investigation, and County Attorney Maxwell Welch assured the council Unit the probe would be slartrd immediately. developing us It did. There was gross laxity on the part of the Government In inve.stlgiillui; applicants for wnr contracts." delirium is president of Erie Uasln Metal Products, Inc.. whlcn he co-Joundcd with Or. Henry Gnrsson. another key figure In I'ne io-cn!!cd "paper empire." Gellman told Mead earlier thai Ills failure to have Gnrsson lully investigated before he joined I'l with him was "one of the mistakes ol my life." committee an that Ci'ir.sii N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, July 16. tUP)—Cot- lon closed steady. Mnr . "\ .97 35.20 :i4.50 3'!.7(i May . 3-1.C5 31.DI 34.45 34.52 July . :i4.l!4 34.86 34.03 3-1 .KB Oct. . 35.08 35.14 34.57 34.1.1 Dec. . 35.08 35.29 34,65 34.85 Temperature Fails to Reach Predicted High Yesterday's record-high wca'her did not materialise here. :is lorf-, but tho olllcial weather itie:-- inomctcr climbed to 03 degrees. Whether today's top would exceed the present high or % degrees was debatable but the mercury hud shown him when they discussed going lulu business tngclher. Wrll- . ten by Col. Puul X. English et nnrllAnnys Clicmlciil Warfare HcrvlM, II expressed ".sinceri.- appn;clallfjn" for work Gnrsson had done in mor- lar shell production. Mend commented Hint Oarsson "might us well have sold him the Hrooklyn Hrldge" when he told Ciellman he had a plant In Brooklyn. Previous testimony brought out that C'inrsrion had obtained a wu- Iruct madr oul, to l-'.rip, Haslir Mrliil Producls. Inc.. ol New York to miiinirncturc shells. This lalcr was done by Illinois Erie Hasln. The New York firm never existed cxccpl on n ''horrc.ved Icllcrlieacl," Sen. William ]•'. Knowlaiul, R., Cal., complimenli-d Cielltmni on the "frankness" of his testimony, lo me. any man who 1ms a Bel" merchandise which the firm has licc'n able to obtain In lhe isl live years. Mnim«er of the new slore will L-o Tliomus N. urumrlghl, ex-Arni> cnpliiln from Memphis, while dc- parlment heads will be four local men. They are: Leon M. Speck. 1 eon Thurmond, c. C. Eldrldgc und W. I.. Doiiglus. The slore Is located at 105 \ Mulii. silt! of the former Tom Little Appliance Slore, The company has liikc-n a lU-ycar lease and has ox- Icnslvoly remodeled the store. Kri-h.s l» IIuy Home- Mi 1 . UriuiirlKht, who plana to pur- rliuse a home hen: for his latnlly, Is experienced In the business ol HKilcullura! eiiulpmcnt and larm need*. Horn In filpley, Tenn.. he al- tcndcd scliool In Urownsyi]l:v Mr. _ Mrs. nrumriglit liiivc! one diiiyhter, Uoiuin: "He wnrf among lhe first .as men from Tunnes-stii; lo be Inducli-d Into the tymcd forces under Sc-teclivo Snrvlce, und Joined thu Jim Brown orgnnlzatlo; early this year nflcr almost Iwo years In the Army. ' Mr. Speck will be assistant slore malinger, ns well as manager of the poultry, plumbing, hiirncss nnd spray equipment department. Horn al Frenchmiiii'B Huycm, he hns hud wide experience In slore nianngu- incnt, Mr. Thurmoncl, to head the larm supplies, hurdwnre mid electrical appliance department, WHS born "t nechc and has lived In Blytiiovllle since IMS. lie spent more than iwo years in - the Army, serving in Hawaii and on Okinawa. Prior to entering the service he was Connected win, 11 local firm. The building supplies, paints, accessories nnd stove department.-! will be hcndc.i by Mr. Eldrldgc, resident of nlytheville nine yearn. Born in Williford, he Is married. Kor sev- enil yeni's he was connected with a eo!foc compmiy. Is Nallnnal Concern Mr. Douglas, director of the spoiling goods, toys, automobile, lire and I rnclor acccssorlt-s department, originally is from Kelscr nnd lor two years was employed al Victoria. He is married. In addition lo Its retail store, lhe Brcwn l-'cncc and Wire Com- piiny hns operated a nationwide mall order business for 57 years Biinklug Committee, nnd Reps.Pant- llrown, i>., on.; Wright Pntman. ,. Tex.; William D. DRrry, D., N. Y.; l-'icd L. Crawford, R., Mich; Jesse P. Wulcott, R., Mich.; and Ralph A. Gamble. II.. N. Y. licforc packed unllcrlcs, Chairman Adolph J. Sabath, D., III., of Lhc House Rules Committee led off lhe administration drive for pats- age of a dissolution to give the bill to Senate-House conferees at cmcc for an attempt at resolving differences between the Iwo bianche.i of Congress. Pro-OPA congressmen hop.?;] tho would strengthen 111? Semite legislation enough to win President Truman's approval and nvurt a second veto of IcijIsbvUo-.i to extend OPA until July 1, 1M1. Subath warned that, "unless sohie- thlng Is done, we will have n sll- uutlon In this country tliat #III be troublcBomo."/ • . "Lnbor.. simply ormrjt,get along with Its. presenl wages wiih lhe cost of living rising 20 to.'30 percent In the last few weeks without " OPA," he said. " "This resolution (to send the hill to conference) compiles with the' rnnuest of the Senalc." he said. "The Senate asked that th« measure go to conference so that differences can be ironed out. "I'm sure that most of you gentlemen line the interest of the people ut heart and do not wan:, t-j seu the public mulcted by high prices." He expressed hope that Senate- House conferees c uoldagrco on ix bill that would halt the "extraordinary and outrageous price increases that have occurred In recent weeks." "The exemptions from pricn control I ntlin Senate bill," Sabaih added, "place the burden of the high cost of living mostly on those who cnn least afford it." Chairman Brent Spencc, D., Ky., of the House Banking Coi.imitt«e. pleading for the opiwrtuulty to give the conference a chance to work out something worthwhile. • • "If it falls," he salrt; "th» House still will have ils say. It still v.ill control." He said In spite of President's .ip- pcnl to hold prices 'down, prices, .lave gone up. "We're not faced wit a theory but n situation," Spencc said. "II seems added, "that ....^ climbed steadily up until noon, ;,c- | c i c:lr Conscience on mailers of this cording lo II. E. Blaylock. official kind—whether he lie In or oul ol life—sliould be willing ixiforc ihls committee > weather observer. Blytheville Man Builds Flame Cultivators for Cotton Farmers Certain as daybreak — inevitable \ been underway for the par-l l-<-o ar, sunset—mechanized [arming Is | montlis, at the company's plain on South iiroadvtay .for ttic only public testify and frankly." Lo destined for the south. Thnl it wi fcc soon is no longer a guess is here and a Blytheville man is a leader In the movement. James Barksdalc. whose inventive mind has been active since a iTnTd, 1* manufacturing flame cultivators. They arc expected to play an i::i- Purpose of the plan is to clim-1 because he received an overseas Inate delay, expense rind confusion in courl processes, Mr. Reid said. The plan is to be studied and details worked out by a commission composed of seven judges and seven lawyers, presided over by Mr. Reid, as authorized by a resolution adopted ty the recent convention of the association. Guests at Ihe meeting were James S. Neff of Uttlc Rock, manager of the Arkansas office of Royal Typewriter Company, and C. C. Wood of Tr.llulah, La,, who formerly resided here. assignment. The next meeting will be Aug 2, when officers will be elected and other pl an s completed for the organization. N. O. Cotton NEW OHLEANS. July 16. (UPV — Cotton closed barely steady. Mar - • " May . 34.8J) 34.03 July Oct. 35.02 34.84 34.!M 34.95 . 35.07 35,13 35.27 34.57 31,17 34.55 34.57 34.73 34.70 31.41 slayings Brown. of Mrs. Ross and Miss Blytheville Man Again Heads Wildlife Group LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July IS. JP)—A general revision ot hunt- Ing and fishing regulations In the state were being considered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commlt- slon at its July meeting here todiy. The commission yesterday reelected o. E. Keck of Blytheville as chairmnn and T. A. Me Amis of f'lttlo Hock »s executive secretary. Ur. Don Hanim of Garksvilt: was named vice-chairman to succeed Hal Freeman of Cotter whose term 34.f,5 31,82 has expired, lortant part in larm labor of 1 ! > C [uture because the.y burn weeds and grass, otherwise the farmer nust hire laborers to cut the weeds and grass. His flame cultivator, used iwl only for cotton but also for corn. cane and other row crops. Wr:s favorably received by the 250 Eastern Arkansas agricultural leaders and farmers last week at tha demonstration held at the stale experimental station at Clarkednl*. Barksdale Manufacturing company has completed 100 of these machines, which sell for $305 each and anticipates no difficulty In disposing of all of them us worK goes on for increased production. Some flame cultivators have seen vised tn this section already and It is expected that the hoir.e pro- duel will become very popular. Numerous EUdi machines »rc , being used throughout the state of Mli-s'-s- First Federal Primary Held; \Vote is Light I TTT1..E ROCK. Ark.. JTly 16. ' (UP)—Voters of 19 counties in Arkans-is ^ ent to the polls todny in their first federal primary to moose between three candidates for congressman in each of two districts. A light vote was reported. . In thn Fifth District, which tn- rliid-i I title Rock, the inci"nbr"it, Brooks Hays, was opposed by T f :r i-:,r' p nr o[ Uardnnclle. and Ho.ner I- 1 . Kerry, of Mayflower. In the [lame which kills weeds and grass. Seventh District Oreu Harris. Ill- It such manufacturing in Arkamns. Mr. Barksdale designed his ov:n machine from one developed by University of Mississippi's experimental station and a crew of Troin 15 to 20 men employes is used in the manufacturing plant. Thc unit is mounted clirrclly on a tractor and so requires in wheels as the burner travels down the row. Artificial gas. such as butane or propane, may be used to make the .. I <lllll| ,M II llic icnntor witl) " s '""" order branches In Cleveland, Ohio, and Memphis. In discussing opening of the Rlyllieville store, the new local mtm- ngcr pointed out thai "Selling the farmer what he wants, when wild when- lie wants It. ami al a prlco be can nlford to pay long tins been the company's underlying merchandising principle." The success story of Jim Brown Is a lyptc.nlly American one. After beginning as (l n office boy wit'l Clcvrlitud slcel mill, he used his savings lo go for hJIn- telf. Me began with wire and lenc ing. added painls.' roofing, c'othing and general merchandise until fi- diiy Jim Brojn offers thousands of Items to the public. sippi. Building ol these cultivators Such machines, produced in lhe South arc costing much less than these produced In the North, it vas pointed out. The first, of the culivators here cost approximately $800 each. This flame cultivator, made tied, does the work of from to 25 lioe hands and is said to "good for 20 years." With the Barksdale Burners, other such flnme cultivators, a farmer can cultivate from 15 to 20 acres a day at a cost. Including •jcgcs of the tr.ietor driver, of about. $10 t and the average farm han r hopp'.ng about one acre dally, earns often more than $3 dally, leaders have pointed out. eumbcnl, was opposed by Brue-2 Kcnnetl and Paul Gcren, both ol El Dorado. Candidates in the other five districts ulll partlcipnte In the scc- ,ond federal primary two weeks ol hence. Congressman E. c. Gall 4 2D Ings of West Memphis, First Dis- oe , trlcl, is without opposition in his (race for rc-clcction. • or Firemen Answer Alarm A detective flue caused a fire yesterday afternoon at 1204 South I-illy nhcre Lillian Green, Negi-o. rpsirte.s. Firemen, called at 4^45 . o'ctcck, extinguished trie flames far sa 'which burned the wall' paper W two rooms for the only damage-. Mrs. Thompson Of Bassett to Be Buried Today Funeral services will be held al 4 o'clock this afternoon for Louisa Mclllsse Thompson of Mrs. Bas- sctt. who died yesterday moraine at her home, she was 63. The Rev. I,. T. Lawrence, pistor ct Csceola Presbyterian Church, still conduct the services al the, home Of Mrs. Thompson's daughter, Mrs. I L. C. Oaty of Bassett, with' at B.issctt Cemetery. . Bern in Camden Tenn., Mrs. Thompson moved to Bassett 10 ycirs ago. Her husbind, .Richard Thompson, died in 1906. CIO Backs Strike Over Loss of OPA Consumers in Many Cities Protest Increase in Prices By United Press Consumer demonstrations by n- bor unloiiF. veterans' groups and women's clubs spread today as prlcj prices continued to climb. The CIO United Auto Workers Union authorized its members to quit work for one or two hours this afternoon to attend mass meeting lo protest rising prices and to demand restoration of OPA controls. Presidents of 100 CIO locals met in Hartford, Conn,, lo discuss the possibility of a statewide buyers' strike. At Philadelphia CIO unions plan, ncd a mass demonstration at City Hall and continued picketing stores charging high prices. The American Veterans committee prepared to dump bales representing illtl.lteri goods nito Boston harbor tonight at a mock Boston Tea Party. Wives of AVC members In Pittsburgh continued their drive lor Weather ? ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy todai', tonight and Wednesday. i ! cltywlde buyers' strike. Salt Lake city women's grou;w pledged themselves not to buy goods at unreasonable prices. Slxk cooswatr demand hroBrht frier* *»w»" tn Mini» cHt*». Butter <r»ym U fiS etittt a fomn* in Kinc I»rU*nd, ^^K^ st4CW( 4CVplW A WIMiC- ule- rrtc* *f 71 t* 71 ccats. Gnecn.saM tfcey w«i« taUac a Mw to Wt«t cnUiww tnt* Ike

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