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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BODTHEABT ICSSOURf VOL. XLVI—NO. 22 Biythevllle Courier BlylhevlUt Daily New* Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevilte Herald E, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1960 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIE* rm CENTS U. S. Claims Russia Downed Privateer; Demands Payment WASHINGTON, April 18. (AP)—Tlie United States charged today that Russian fighters shot down the missing American Navy patrol plane over open waters of the Baltic Sea. It demanded that Russia punish those responsible'and pay appropriate indemnity for the lives of the ten men lost in the plane. Reply Is Formal The charge and the demand were made in a formal reply to Russia's protest of April 11 that an American plane hhad flown over Latvia and exchanged gunfire with Soviet aircraft April 8. The American note, delivered in Moscow by Ambassador Alan G. Kirk, demanded also that "the most strict and categorical instructions" be Issued to the Soviet air force to prevent any new incident "so clearly calculated to magnify the difficulties of maintaining peaceful and correct International relationship." Claim Rejected The note flatly rejected Russia's claim that the American plane flew sincerity of Its oft-proclaimed desire for peaceful relations with the United Stales and the non-Soviet world In general." Charles Moore over Russian territory in violation bfeer Life Raft to Copenhagen For U.S. Examination HELSINKI, Finland, April 18. (S')-l-The rubber life raft which may have come from tho U.S. Navy privateer plane missing in the Baltic was sent by atr today to Copenhagen for examination by American experts. The raft was found by the British freighter Beechlnnd, wliich brought it to the Finnish port of Kotka. A Tj.S- military attache and R British consul received the raft. A well-informed source said the raft gave every indication of having come from the missing patrol bomber. Charles Moore Named President of Jaycees Charles Moore was elected president of the Blylheville Junior Chamber of Commerce last night after one of the most lively political battles, the club has ever seen. Mr. Moore, who is associated with Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, will succeed Roland Bishop as head of the Jaycees. H. L. Halsell, Jr., who was runner- up in the presidential race, automatically became first vice-president of the club. Olher Officers Chosen Other ofticers include Lee Crowe, Jr., second vice-president; Billy Hyde, secretary; and Louis Lynch, treasurer. Chosen as board of directors members were Jack Chamblin, James Gardner, Billy Tomlinson and Dick J. White. Campaigning for the top posts in Hie club was colorful and vigorous. Candidates began' bombard- ing the membership with mailed appeals last week and the club room last night was bedecked witli banners proclaiming the merits of various candidates. Directed Beauty Pageant Mr. Moore last year directed the Jaycees' beauty pageant. He is currently secretary of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Blytheville club's board of directors. He has twice been named a Key Man of the Blytheville Jaycec club and was secretary of the club in 1948. As president, he is pledged to "promote p better understanding with other civic dubs and enter the club In more civic projects." of international law. It charged the Soviets with a "violation of international law -and of the most elementary rules of peaceful ^cond'.ict...between n jjfihe "t&o'-'wo rd couii fflP American investig mkl«d that the U. S. plam ''was the Navy four-engine^Privateer patrol craft which has been miss- Ing in the Baltic area since April' 8. All American aircraft operate under atrlct Instructions lo:_avoid flying o^er any foreigi^ territory ex- eept .with express perhiissjon, the iwte Mid. .•: ' "Did Not Fly Over- It added.that the U. S. investigation convinced this government that tile Navy plane did not fly over "«ny Soviet or Soviet occupied territory! or territorial waters adjacent thereto." In view of the findings, the note said "it must be concluded that Soviet military aircraft fired upon an unarmed American plane over the open sea following which the American airplane was lost." When the text of the communication was released ' here, a State Department spokesman, press officer Michael J. McDermott, also made a formal slalement which rebuked Russia for failing to show the "slightest evidence of any concern" over the fate of the 10 missing Americans. Shot Down at Sea This supplementary statement said that the investigation deter« ined: "An unarmed American ivy plane with ten persons aboard was shot down by Soviet fighter planes over the open waters of the Baltic Sea." More sharply worded than the note Itself, the slalement also said Russia "ostcntaciously" decorated Ihe Soviet airmen "in a manner calculated to give, the impression that they are being rewarded for shooting down an American airplane." It declared the Soviet government's attitude all through the In"shows clearly the in- Income Tax Eased for Britons As Budget Tightens on Welfare LONDON. April 18. W)-- Sir Stafford Cripps eased income : tax bur dens for sorely pressed British workers today, but clamped a checkreh on runaway costs of the welfare slate. : - : - * The income (ax change is des igned to save has wage freeze policy Action on Gas Franchise Delayed; City Council Hears Second Proposal McCarthy Seeks Hew Witnesses— Subpenas to Be Asked For Two Ex-FBI Men WASHINGTON, April 18. (fl>) — Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) announced today that he will ask senators Investigating his charges of Communists in the government to iubpcna two former FBI members. He said one of the FBI men became ti member of the Communist Party In order to carry on "under cover" work. McCarthy told reporters he would give the names of the two men to Edward P. Morgan, counsel for the Senate foreign relations investigating subcommittee, later in the day. Declined to Tell Identity He declined to disclose the Identity of either man. It was understood that both witnesses would testify in connection with McCarthy's charges that Owen Lattimore is Russia's top agent In this country. Lattimore. a Johns Hopkins University professor, has labeled Mc- Carthy's charges "pure moonshine" and called the senator an unmitigated liar. Lattimore told the committee under oath he is not a Communist and never has been one. Louis Buden?,, former Communist editor. Is to appear before the committee Thursday at the request of McCarthy lo testify In the Lattimore case. "Other Witness**" McCarthy called a news conference to announce that he wants the subcommittee to hear the two former FBI men. "I also will have other witnesses In the next few days who will ei- their corrobate or supplement Un- dent's statement," he said. A foreign relations subcommittee asked for the loyalty files for use in its Investigation of charges by Senator McCarthy (R-Wls) that tin- State Department is a haven for communists and fellow travelers ^ Final Details on New Plan Due in 3 Weeks After hearing a proposal to bring natural gas service to Blytlieville and six other cities and towns in the county from Mississippi River Fuel Company's pincline west of Paragould, the City Council last night voted to wait three weeks before granting a franchise in order to permit representatives of a proposed corporation to present final details on distribution and maximum rates. Thts move precluded holding council meeting previously scheduled for tonight or tomorow nlgjit lo vote on grunting a franchise. The vote came on a motion by First Ward Alderman Jhnmle Sanders and followed an offer by a bond company representative to back up with $10,1100 a guarantee to provide the data within three weeks. Seconded by Fourth Ward Alcler- mnn Leslie Moore, Hie motion brought a flvc-lo-one vote with Iwo aldermen abstaining. Second Ward Alderman W. C. Gates cast the only "no" vote, Alderman Jodie Nabers ami Hnrry Taylor abstained from voting and Mr. Sanders, Rupert Crnfton, b. G. Nash, Mr. Moore and Jomes / Bruce, Arms Aid Director, Resigns; Plans Return to Private Life vestigation Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tills afternoon, tonight and ncsday. Cooler tonight and Wednesday. Missouri forecast: Clearing! and c6I(Ier west jA\ north, showed southeast portion ending tonight; Wednesday fair, cojcier east and south; low tonight 45 COOLER soulheast; high • Wednesday soulhwcsl. Minimum this morning—47. Maximum yesterday—68. Sunset today—6:34. Sunrise tomorrow—5:24. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m todnv— trace. Total since Jan. 1—24.31. Mean li-mp-iinturc (midway between high and low)—57.5. Normal mean for April—61. This Date Ijist Year Minimum t*ils morning—42. Maximum yesterday—80. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to this date have established two Kai-shek Forces i' j • Claim Slaughter Of 2,000 Invaders .TAIPEI, Formosa, April 18. (£>}— Chinese Nationalists said today their plnnes killed more than 2,000 Red invaders of Hainan island on Invasion craft and beaches. ' Air headquarters said tile toll was counted only until evening of the yesterday's righting. Nationalist defenders of the vital south China island, fighting back on the~""ground, sea and in the air, continued the battle today against more than 7,000 Red invaders who beachheads. Nationalist ground forces claimed they have, contained the Red Invaders who stormed ashore early yesterday. The Nationalists asserted the Communists succeeded In landing only about half of a 15,000-man force hurled in the greatest amphibious operation against the big stronghold off south China. (A Hong Kong dispatch said the Chinse Communists have attacked and presumably occupied tiny Lintin Island five miles west of Hong Kong and only three miles outside British territorial waters. (A British Royal Navy spokes- mnn said the Reds began shelling the Nalionalist blockade base yesterday. A destroyer escort, transports and ten troop-laden Junks were seen moving south from the island today. (The Linlin action is believed lo be Hie start of an all-out campaign against the Mansan group of about 30 islands between Hong Kong and Macao, Portuguese colony.) •;. "it wage. against which masses of unionized British .workers are threatening a '" — -, his-IWo- If year old policy of ""down wages and profits. Policy Be Held is vital that the policy of and profit restraint should not be broken down," lie said in ^itS long budget speech lo the House of Commons. He regards this policy as necessary to stave off the continuing threat of inflation and to' keep down prices of exports, which he said are booming again as the result of devaluation of the pound last Sept. 18. Devaluation of the pound from its former level of $4.03 to $2.30 ias turned out better than expected, he told a crowded house. Tighten Welfare Slate lightening up the welfare state, he sharply trimmed food subsidies. which keep down prices of basic necessities, and declared flatly that costs of state medicine must be helrt at their present levels. Since devaluation — which took place exactly seven months ago today — Britain has "made a satisfactory beginning to the recovery of our gold and dollar reserves," Cripps said. ' "Since September our exports have recovered sharply," he said. with indications that in the first three months of tills year the volume of foreign snles was 10 per cent above the same period of 19 Britain's reserves of gold and dollars rose by $206,000,000 in the first quarter of this year to a total of $1,984,000.000— almost to the safe minimum of $2,000,000,000. WASHINGTON, April is. (IP)— James Bruce, director of the billion dollar arms aid program, has submitted his resignation to President Truman. This became known today, along with his reason: the businessman- diplomat wants to return to private life. At the same time, the President is reported lo want Bruce to take on..the job of ambassador to Britain when Lewis Douglas quits. Jouglas has been American-envoy o .Britain for the past three years lilt has fjcen in ill health recently, fe returned to his post several months .HBC^ at,-the»presid'ent'sire- quest with" 1 the understanding he :ould quit later this year. Brothers as Team If the 57-year-old Bruce Is chos- m as Douglas' successor there would be a pair of brothers representing the United States simultaneously at top diplomatic posts in Vestern Europe. David Bruce,' James' brother, is American ambas- iador to France. . Informed officials told a reporter hat James Bruce talked with Mr. Truman at .the White. House yesler- day and Informed him of his de- Army Paper 8 Years Old DARMSTADT, Germany. April 18 UP)— The Slars and Stripes, unofficial daily newspaper of the U. S. I occupation forces In Europe, was eight years old today. The first ecli- 55 lion was printed 18, 1042. In London April New York Stocks 1:3(1 pm. quotations: A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ..' Beth steel ]. Chrysler Coca Cola '.'.'.'.'. Gen Elcclric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Slandnrd of N J Tcxns Corp J p Penney U S steel Scars Southern Pacific ISfi 70 1-8 30 1-8 37 1-2 68 1B1 47 3-4 81 1-4 54 1-8 14 1-8 26 7-8 Zi 5-8 28 1-2 23 1-4 17 1-2 31 7-R 71 8-8 fiS 58 1-4 32 5-8 44 1-2 52 7-8 Delay Is Expected In Malvern Probe MALVERN, Ark., April 18. (/I 1 )— There were indications today that it might be two weeks before Ihc Hot Spring Counly grand jury rc- Kiimes its investigation of gaming and bootlegging in the "dry" counjy. Circuit Judge Roy Danuscr dismissed the grand jurors yesterday, subject to call. Persons close to the probe said It would take 10 days or more to complete assimilation of evidence for presentation to the grand jury which already has indicted 31 persons In the Investigation. State Police protection still war provided for a key witness who reported his home here was enterec while he was away Sunday. Red Subs Off California Possible, Admiral Says SAN FRANCISCO. April 18. (/P —The commander of the Western Sea Frontier said today it is quite likely that Russian snorkel-equipped submarines have been operating rcccnll} off Ihe coast of California. Aotm. George D. Murray, pointing out such submarines "have a perfect right lo do so," added: "Only by courlcsy do nations announce their training visits In foreign waters. You couldn't expect that from the Russians." Truman Gives Assurance of Bipartisan Act WASHINGTON, April IB. </p) President Truman and Secretary ol State Acheson today offc~ed assurances that Republicans will be kept informed and their views solicited n an effort to establish "a true bipartisan foreign policy." In a statement issued after calling Senator Bridges (R-NH) lo the White House for an unusual conference, the President declared: "With the problems facing the United Stales In the field of foreign relations it is most important lhat every effort be made to maintain a true bi-parllsnn foreign policy. "It will be my purpose as well as that of Secretary Acheson not only to keep the members of the minority currently informed, but to solicit their views and take them Into serious account in both the formulation and implementation of our foreign policy." cislon to quit, now that he has set up an organization to ship American military supplies overseas. The President is understood to lave agreed to accept his resignation reluctantly after praising him for his service In his present past and as American ambassador lo Argentina. Bruce will . return to New Yor* temporarily, officials said, where he serves as director on a dor.en corporations and will resume his business activities. Served Since Sept. -15 Bruce has served as arms aid boss for ithe United States since last Sept. 15. Before that, he served for two years,.'»s 'American ambassador to Buenos Aires'and Is given much credit by the Stale Department for bettering American relations with Argentina. As arms aid director, he su]>er- vlsed the arrangements for shipping weapons and military equipment to 13 , foreign coontrles, Including Western European North Atlantic f^ict nations. James Rmce J. Wilson Henry voted "yes." The motion also called for noll- icatlon of Arkansas-Missouri Power 2o., which submitted a gas proposal nsl week, so the utility also could submit further details. Would Serve Seven Points The proposal to serve this area from the Mississippi River Fuel Co. line was presented by Dallas P. Raney of the T. J. Raney and Sons bond firm In Little Rock. The company which is seeking a gns franchise here Is lo lie created from gns properties sold by Arkansas Power and Light Company. The Raney organization. Womeldorff and Lind- scy of Little Rock, and Kqullnblc Securities, Inc., of Nashville. Tenn., nre Ihe bond firms representing the now company, which has not yet been chartered as a corporation. Mr. Raney said Ihc gas firm to be set up would serve Blylheville, Lcachvllle, Manila, Dell, Luxora. Osccola and Wilson. Mississippi River Fuel Company's transmission line Is scheduled lo be tapped at a point 25 miles west of Paragould, which nlrendy has granted a franchise for this service. Gns could be brought to Blylhe- ville from nils line cheaper than fuel cnn be obtained from Texas- Enslcrn Transmission Company's pipeline because the cost to the supplier is lower. Mr. Rnney said. A proposal submitted to the council earlier by • Arfcansas-Missolirl Power Co. calls for transmitting gas to Biythevtlle from Texas-Eastern's "Big Inch" pipeline^ . . cii«<t'Mt •>''' V •••' •Mr. Rnney snld the cost'of gas If a supplier from the "Big Inch",/U 39 cents per thousands 'cubic feet while it Is available from' Mississippi RlVnr F*III>1 r!/irnr»fimf'i HH'A _*'' ni Offense Begins In Maragon Case Prosecution Seeks To Prove 'Perjury' About Business Deals WASHINGTON. April 18. (X>) _ The prosecutors planned today to try lc prove that John Maragon, one-time Immigrant boy who made frionrts In the While House, lied about business deals with Ihe government. Maragon. Is on trial on charges h« perjured himself about, business and financial affairs :when he testified lasl year In the' senate five per- center probe. Five percenters are agents who charge a fee, ordinarily five i>er cent, for representing others In business problems with the government. Maragon 1ms pleaded not guilty, the charges If convicted of a)] River Fuel Company's line nt cents per thousand cubic feet. 27 Court Backs Up City's Invitation to Cotton Carnival King Wilson JONESBORO, Ark., April 18. (fl 1 ) — Memphis Cotton Carnival King R. E. L. Wilson, in, of Wilson got a royal welcome when the goodwill tour visited here yesterday, and an invitation from Mayor Herbert Bosler to return as often as possible. v Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble made sure the king will come back soon. He approved p. motion which makes the king a co-defendant in a .suit for (21,344 in which the United States Is the plaintiff. The suit originally was against j: H. Grain and R. E. L,. Wilson, Jr., as trustees for the estate op the late R. E. L. Wilson. Craln has since been replaced by the younger Wilson as trustee thus the motion to substitute. The litigation Involves rental of 5.551 acres of land by the Wilson estate In 1944 and disposition of money received from the crop. The term opens May 1. Flu Hits Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, April 18. IJT>— Influenza in Arkansas has hit 13,382 persons since Jan. 1. This Is almost four times Ihc number-of cases reported during the corresponding period last year. The Arkansas Health Department said 2,145 cases of Influenza were reported last week. $200,000 Blaze Hits Town's Business District CLATIKSVILLE, Ark., April 18. I/Pi —A ?200,000 fire destroyed a building occupying a fourth of a block In the heart of the Clnrksvlile business district yesterday. The spectacular three-hour blaze started In the Arlington Hotel, which occupied the second floor of the stone structure. Seven business firms were located on the ground Moor of the building, standing oil the site of a similar disastrous fire 49 years ago. Johnson County Sheriff Lloyd Yargrough said the loss was at least S200.000. ' / Chrysler Notes Some Progress Mediators Meet New Difficulties In Strike Talk DETROIT, April IB. (AP)—Peace talks In the Chrysler pension strike were still tangled up In technicalities today but progress was noted. A scries of union concessions on subordinate points came out of 15 hours of talks as negotiators worked Into tiie owl hours for a second time within five days. Talks were adjournei! at 2:30 a.m. (EST) and were to resume at an unstated hour later. 'Hie long session, a near duplicate of an almost night-long discussion last week, ushered in the 84th day of the walkout which has Idled 140,000 auto industry workers. The striking CIO United Auto Workers offered to compromise on certain points governing eligibility under $100 monthly peaslons. Already Ihe principal Issue— funding of the plan — has been agreed upon. Chrysler has met the union's demand for a trust fund. A set of qualifications, however, remains to be worked out. . "It's simply a matter of whoever can buy gas cheaper, can sell It cheaper." Mr. Raney told the council. .,.;! The Ark-Mo proposal calls bringing gns lo Blytheville. Dell. Manila, Leachvillc. Carllthersville, Stcele, Haytt and Kennett from Its new eleclrlc generating plant be- Iwecn St. Francis, Ark., and Camp- bcll, Mo. Ark-Mo has said Its rates would be competitive wllli the costs of other fuels now available here. Although Paragould Is only seven miles from Texas-Eastern's "Big Inch" line, gas Is to be furnished thnl city from the Mississippi River Fuel Co. line 25 miles away because of the lower price, Mr. Uancy said. The difference in price Is due to the fact that the "Big Inch" line was built during wartime on a cost- plus basis, he explained. .Sees Service by I.ale '51 He also said the proposed company would guarantee In a franchise granted It that construction of a transmission line Into Biythe- vlllc would begin within 12 months and lie completed within 18. This provision Is made In the franchise granted by Paragould, he said. Under the proposal submiled by Ark-Mo, the power company also would bring gas service lo Blylhe- ville by the 1051 heating season. Mr. Raney compared natural gas rates in Jonrsboro to those in Cape Glrardcau, Mo. In Joncsboro, which Is supplied with gas from Mississippi River Fuel Company's line, the cost lo The consumer of the first S.OOO cubic feet is $4.50, he said. In Cape Clrardcau. supplied from the "Big Inch" line six miles away, the cost Is *7.85 for the first S.OOO cubic feet, Set GAS on Taje H against him he could be Jailed for as long as 40 years. His attorney, Irvin Goldstein, lold a Jury of nine men and three worn- yesterday that Maragon Is a friendly, personable fellow with * lot of acquaintances and friends for whom he sometimes ran errands! He Iried lo put across the point that Mnragon's dealings with th« government were errands and not negotiations, »s the government charges. "A Little Man" He called Maragon "a little man among the great, a peanut - man among princes." • • . • ., The government has accused Maragon of trying to swing business deals with federal agencies and getting paid for his operations, aH though he testified he engaged In no such activities from 1945 through mid-1949. • • • . ; Assistant U.S. Attorney Stafford Grady told reporters the prosecu-' tlon was ready to-bring out Mara- gori's. connections with: , ^ -'JiSt". Allied Molasses Company" of Peith Amboy, N J, which ~had quota troubles with the Agriculture Department In 194«. TransAmerlca ' Traders. : Inc., of Washington, which was Interested In surplus goods for sale by the War Assets Administration In 1947 and 1948. '•'.•' The Atlantic Marine " Salvage Company of Milwaukee, which last year wanted to get a contract for salvaging a ship sunk near key West, Fla. Prosecution Fell Short The prosecution fell short yesterday of bringing In positive proof that Mnrngon lied when he said he had only one bank account in 1945 and 1B46, with a Washington bank. Senate Investigators had said they learned Maragon also had an 'account In the National Bank of Commerce at San Antonio, Tex., In those years, and deposited some $120,000 over a five yenr period In which he claimed his Income was around $30,000. Soybeans May July Nov Open High Low . .. 276<S4 276-}i Close 274V; 273% 274'.S 270V1 271 205'A 20514 204. 204 K Major Leagues to Open Season NEW YORK, April 18.- M>>—The major leagues began their "Jubilee" season today with promise of Ideal conditions—good weather and bulging crowds. More lhan a quarter of a million fans were expected to attend openers in eight cities, marking the 15lh year of operallon for the National League and the 50lh for the American. The weatherman predicted there would be no postponements. He forecast spring temperatures and dry fields for every point except Chicago, where the meeting of the White Sox and St. Louis Browns. The largest crowd. 83.000, was slated lo see the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, two highly regarded American League contenders, shove off at Cleveland. Elsewhere crowd estimates ranged from 18,000 at Chicago to 30,000 and 32,000 for the other ball yards. Mnln Interest cenlercd at Boston, where the Iwo top American League favorites, the defending champion Yankees and the gold-plated Red Sox, open a dogfight Ihnt Is expected lo carry right down lo the wire. ' The National League champions and favorites to repeat, Brooklyn's I tery. well-heeled Dodgers, start the cam-1 (Schedules on Sports against the young, cager-bcaverish Phils. Washington's ftclivlties feature an ambidextrous pitcher, Harry S. Truman, the only hurler whose sal- '=• ary Is In the Joe DIMnggio and Ted Williams $100,000- plus bracket. M r. Truman tosses out the first ball In the game between the hosl senators and Philadelphia Athletics, feat Whai, arm he'll use for remains an Intriguing the Realtors to Meet In Jonesboro Ray E. Patterson, chairman of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, will address members of the Northeast District convention of the Arkansas Real Estate Association In Jonesboro tomorrow. The meeting, which Is expccled to be attended by a number of Mississippi County realtors, will be held in the Hotel Noble in Joncsboro and will start at noon. Fleetwood Joyner, Blytheville real estate dealer and regional vice- president of the association, will respond to the address of welcome. Robert M. Graves, Osceola realtor who Is president of the Arkansas Real Estate Association, will Introduce guests. New York Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Mar. Open High Low . 3259 3260 3257 . 3277 3278 3273 . 3095 3111 3095 . 3077 3005 3077 . 3080 3093 3080 1:30 3260 3275 3105 3091 3094 Bell Telephone Makes Arkansas Separate Unit LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. April 18. OT — Removal of Southwestern Bell Telephone company's Arkansas ac- livltles from control of the St. Louis office and establishment of a separate management unit for the The company said Warren E. stale was announced today. Bray, who has been plant superintendent for western Missouri and Kansas at Kansas City, has been appointed general manager with full responsibility for operations In Arkansas. His headquarters will be at Little Rock. The change Is effective immediately; Is designed, the company said, U> meet the continued growth of Arkansas, and is In line with a trend toward decentralization of management within the Southwestern system. Heretofore. Southwestern Bell In Arkansas has been a division of the St. Louis office. Robert L. Bankson, who has been division manager, becomes commercial manager for Arkansas. Hearing on Larceny Charge Continued Preliminary hearing for Geraldine McKemie on a charge of grand larceny was continued until Saturday In Municipal Court Ihls morning. She, was arrested yesterday and charged with the theft of $100 from Andrew Snider in the Silver Slipper Tavern on East Main Street yesterday. N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Nfcy 3224 3225 3223 3225 July 32 45 3248 3243 3245 Oct. 3088 3106 3089 3101 Dec. 3072 3089 3072 3C83 Mar 3074 3091 3074 J098

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