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ELYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO* DOUDiANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8ODTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 90 Blyttortlta D»Uj BlytbOTill* Court*! BJytb*vill* Herald I Vallej ' BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS iction Promised to Get Extension Water Lines Mayor Says City to Act on Utility's Stop Work Order Mayor Doyle Henderson an lounced today that the citj will take whatever steps nee essary to force the Blythe ville Water Company to com )lete water line extensions ordered by the City Council in an ordinance passed on April 19. The announcement was made fol- owing a communication Jrom the Arkansas Public Service Commission In Little Rock to jBlythevllle Residents disclosing that construction had been stopped by the utility .cause of protests to the rate In- (•rease which the company sought efore the PSC. The rate regulatory body took fhe position that the petition for icreased rates should not be heard ntil after the line extensions and ither improvements by the company ad been completed. C. W. Kapp, manager for the bompany, said today that more an $70,000 had been spent by the Dpany this year on a projected _Jo.OOO expansion program but that ome of the work was stopped rhen it appeared that the company might not be able lo make a reasonable return on Its increased capital nvestment. Some Wort Under Way "The company at this time," Mr. Sapp said, "is making line extensions which will serve sufficent [customers to assure us a fair return the investment. Work in some bther areas has been stopped where |the line's .would provide only fire ction and a few domestic cus- ners." The work was stopped, he said, latter the PSC had notified the npany that the increased rates been suspended because of the otests filed with the commission Housing Measure Debate Touch** OH Fitt Fight Between Congressmen WASHINGTON, June 22. Vf>— A punch *wlngir* encounter between 43-year-old Rep. Sabath ID-Ill) and Rep. Cox (D- Ga) took plac* on the House floor today, touched off by dispute over the administration's housing bill. An eye wltnes*. Rep. Walter (D-Pa), said Cox, who is in his 60's, slapped Sabath In the mouth and knocked off his glasses. He said Sabath countered with a one-two tight and left to Cox's face before they were parted. The unbilled one-rounder came during a quorum call to get more members to the floor for tbe start of debate on the housing bill. Walter said it began in an argument over whether Sabath would give Cox time to talk. There had been a bitter previous debate, with Sabath jumping on the "real estate lobby" and pleading with the house to help "deserving American citizens" who are crying for housing. HouseCommittee Okays Anti-Poll Tax Legislation Civil Rights Proposal Faces Rough Going in Rules Group, Senate WASHINGTON, June 22. (ft— The House Administration Com rnittee today approved anti-poll tax legislation. The bill would make it unlawful for states to require payment of a poll tax before an otherwise qualified voter could vole in primary or general elections for federal officers. It is a part of President Truman's civil rights program. In approving the bill, the committee turned down a suggestion I for tomon . ow nlght with a banquet. The recently completed structure is shown above. t** " /' ' v-i.!.:. ','»,.*-&>-"obis-; ._*,« •>•?'*'. —Courier News Photo MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LIBRARY—Formal opening of the new $10,000 library In Osceola is scheduled Additional Rains Cut Down Cotton Acreage in County Additional heavy rains last weekend and early this week have increased damage to the county's 1949 cotton crop from an estimated one per cent to between two and five per cent, County Agents Keith J. Bilbrey and D. V. Maloch said today. The latest rains, though spotty n most sections, did. considerable more damage to the crops and may force more farmers to plow undei portions of their cotton crop, Wont hit by the weekend nlni wu the >onth half of (he county where Mr. Maloch hu estimated the IOM ta the cotton crop at •round three per cent. Exceptionally heavy rainfall was rejiorted In the Osceola, Kelser and the city customers. and several of the 'Mayor Henderson this morning aid that he was receiving many Complaints from citizens about their bnability to get water connections Jwhich were ordered by action of ltiM/'66'Ou7.1-b? AprH; --r -i- I The ordinance directed the water •company, to make extensions /to •provide better fire protection and to resi- brought Is last I to make service Idence area* Ulthin the •year. 1 --"• M dtied the rate in- terease wfJ^TOsclosed by Robert K. • Johnson irf Oklahoma City, presl- Ident of the Blytheville utility, on I April 20. The proposed schedule submitted llo the PSC calls for no change in 1 the minimum charge of $1.25 1 monthly to consumers who use 12,000 gallons of water or less each I month. Higher rates would be paid by lali other customers of the company • with the increase to domestic con- jsumers probably not to exceed five I cents per 1,000 gallons of water I used In excess of the minimum I unless the monthly volume exceeds 110,000 gallons, it was explained. Larger users of water would bear Ithe brunt of the increase under the 1 proposed schedule and several oi I these have joined the City Counci' I and the Dud Cason Post of the I American Legion in protesting the I increase. Water Carnival Parade Planned Patriotic, Civic Groups in Osceola Plan for July 4th Final plans for the Osceola Water Carnival were completed at a meeting of the central committee held here yesterday, according to James E. Hyatt, Jr.. a member of the committee. The event, which is being sponsored jointly by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Jaycees, V. F. W., American Legion, Klwanls and Boat Clubs, will be held July 4. Mayor Ben F. Butler will be the official host and master of ceremonies, fnvitations have been extended to all state senators, state representatives and mayors of all towns in Mississippi County. It is also expected that many from northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri will attend. A parade beginning at 16:30 ajn. will head the day's activities. This is being sponsored by the Bryant- Young Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 'it will start at Hale Field and proceed east along Hale Avenue to South Pearl'street. When the para.de reaches the center of the town at 11:00 o'clock/the marchers will pause torpne minute, of su>nc*. ^eiV^priSce^d'TJOrtri"on 'South Pearl treet to .Johnson, then west, re- urninr- to Hate-'Tleid. Bo»l KJMM Scheduled from a subcommittee that action be deferred until the House Judiciary Committee has a "reasonable" time to act on a proposal to submit to the states a constitutional amendment to ban poll taxes. The anti-poll tax bill cannot come before the House for a vote until the Rules Committee gives it clearance. The House has passed anti-poll tax bills several times in the past but filibusters and the threat of filibusters have stopped them in the Senate. Use of New Rule Seen Southerners opposed to the bill Session of Court May Be Extended Consent Judgment Entered in Case Involving Accident The adjourned team of the civil ouuiirciiicio v>i>\n>.>»:u wj Liie um 1 .... , ,. .,, i i i n t ,re influential on the Rules Com- l'™>'?" ° . «»,J""?%ft fc SS£ mittee, and there Is a possibility the bill may be held up there. If the committee holds it up, Circuit Court for the Chlckasawba District may be extended into its j third week by Judge Charles W. 1,1 IIIC IVlllllllLlCC ilUlUi 1L U}J, - , , j * n u "t ,J1 a new House rule, adopted this «•" < L!?3S?*£ Z2 £Z year, would allow Chairman Nor- closed today. The court has been PSC Plans Ho Hearing 'In Near Future' on Phone Rate Hike Bid LITTLE ROCK, June 22. 0') — Hearing on application of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for another increase in rates definitely will not be held "hi the near future," says Chairman Charles C. Wine of the Arkansas Public Service commission. An application is pending for nn increase of approximately $2,000,000 annually. Southwestern was granted a temporary increase of about $1,800,000 last year. It has never been made permanent. Work Under Way At Cemetery; To Become Park ton (D-NJ), of the Administration 1 ta sessl<m since June 13 ' Committee, to call for a House vote Several cases remain on the dock- after 21 days. c ^ Harvey Morris, circuit clerk, Mrs. Norton is author of theUald today and Judge Light has bill. Her committee approved it agreed lo extend the session into by a vote of 11 to 1. next week " attorneys can have While the House committee was «• sufficient number of cases ready acting a Senate Judiciary Sub- '<» ' rla '. committee was hearing an argu- The civil action brought by H. ment from Herbert M. Levy, coun- M. Zornes of Roseland against the sel of the American Civil Liberties St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Union, that strong civil rights laws Company and others was disposed and enforcement "would be the ° f earlier r thls week, strongest possible blow that Con- * consent judgment for »7.500 gress could strike against Com- | was entered to favor^of^Mr. Zornes munism." --•--.-»»•.- ~ . ,.,t.._i, «. propaganda of the Communists is I railroad. Mr. Zomes' was injured that while this country prates about in a train-automobile -—-—•• freedom-and civil liberties, il does Manila early this yei about them." • ^ •. ' • W- *• w .hlstle was f: Enforcement Means" fie~wa5 ' ndlng in Levy and Will Maslow, general automobile, counsel of the American Jewish Habeas Corpus Writ Denied and against the C. L. Whistle Es"the most effective j tate. and for $2500 against Ithe 19th Polio Case Listed in County 6-Year-Old Luxora Boy And Girl in Manila Are Latest Victims The library was erccled through co-operation ol civic lenders In Osceola, the Osceola Progressive Club, which launched the plans for the project several years ago, and county officials. Miss Eula McDougal, county librarian, will preside over the dinner meeting which will launch the formal opening ceremonies. She will be assisted by Mrs. C. W. Watson, president of the Progressive Club. The ground floor will be used for the library proper and ttie Junior and senior Progressive Club groups ill have their headquarters on the econd floor, which hns an auditor- urn which has a seating capacity f 400. Both the county and the state lared In the cost of construction f the library and this money was ugmented by funds raised by Oseola citizens, and municipal auth ritles in Osceola. The building sue was donated by he late William J. Driver, forme ongressman for the First Arkansas District, and several volumes wcr idded to the library collection re ently by his son, W. J, Driver, from lis father's library. Representatives of the State Lib rary Commission are.to attend the formal opening tomorrow night. The dinner is scheduled to get under way at 7:30 p.m. The library Jaycees Plan '49 Soybean Contest Entries in Annual Event to Be Tqken Until Aug. 15 Deadline Another contest by the Jaycees the third annual soybean yield competition — designed to benefit both individual farmers and Mississippi County—was outlined last night by the club's Agricultural Mississippi County's 18th and 19th cases of poliomyelitis since the firs of the year were reported today through the County Health TJnil .Smith, 6, of Lux to the Universit '"Root yesterda Committee. Open to any Mississippi Counts 'anner who enters one or more five acre plots planted In soybeans contest entries will be accepted until August 15 through the committee or the county agent's office. The contest will be climaxed by .n award banquet when the coveted Ed Crlti irophy and $100 will go to the first place farmer. Second prize is $75 rmd third prize $50. Fxldle Chandler, assistant county agent and chairman of the committee, today announced the six- point objective of the program. It is designed to— 1. Find out what contributes to good yields. 1. Keep farmers better poeted on the top yielding varieties. 3. Affect more balanced use' oi labor. 4. Get more farmers to use soybeans,in rotation. Joiner vicinities again forcing th» curtailment of crop. cultivation. Both Mr. Maloch and Mr. Bilbrey stated that so far their offices had not received additional reports of crop abandonment Jmt pointed out that farmers have not as yet had time to determine just how much damage the recent rains did. Some of the farmers who have already abandoned parts of their crop probably will lose more on account of the recent rains as well few who were not hurt too everely by rains earlier this month ut whose crops were in bad need f working, it was explained. Several Area* Hit Hard In North Mississippi County Mr. ilbrey has placed the additional am age caused by the late rainj an Increase of about three or our per cent bringing the total rop loss to «n estimated four or five per cent. The Number Nine, AmioreU Clear Lake and Burdette areas received the heaviest portion of the recent rains. Mr^ Bilbrey said, and farmers In these areas wlU, in all jrobabiltty, suffer much heavier tamage than farmers in other sec;ions of North Mississippi County. Mr. Bilbrey said that so far there lad been no new reports of crop Is on the corner of Hale and Maple 'the five-month-old I daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. The high school grounds adja- ent lo Hale Field will be open at oon to the public for picnic •ounds to those who wish to eat heir lunch. Concessions will be vaiiable here and at the Jack- onville Landing all during the day. Beginning at 2:30 In the afternoon II activities will shift to the Jacksonville Landing located one mile lorth of Osceola. Peter McLaren, world cha melon woodchooper qrill ive an exhibition under the spon- orship of Missco Implement Co., 3f Osceola and Plum Axe Co., of Ittsburgh, Pa. Following the exhibition, a contest will be 'open to any one who will participate, the winner to be awarded an autographed axe handle from Mr. McLaren. The Osceola Boat Club has arranged the boat races. Local fans wiil compete with amateur fans from other areas in all types of racing for various classes of boats, both home made and factory built crafts. Plans have been made for speed demonstrations to be given by Mercury Outboard Motors and Johnson Outboard Motors of Memphis. These boats will not enter the races. PUn Pyrotechnic Display The Jaycce beauty pageant will be held on a barge from 7:30 to 8:30. Entrants will be winners of the various town beauty contests competing for the title of "Miss Arkansas." Mrs. Tom Allen of B-inklev. "Miss Arkansas" nageant . -.... , ^ * I - luttusiiiii \Ji |>|1. HIHJ wiia. iv. v>. Congress, testified m support of ^ e cross complaints of Ihe es-1 p ars !ev, Manila, was diagnosed to- a bill which provides for the ap- tate tt g aln5l the railroad and the ' ' pointment of ah assistant attorney railroad against the estate were general to head an enlarged Civil dlsmlssed wlth prejudice. Rights Division In the Justice De- . In ano t her action, the court department. The measure also would n , e( j the petition of James Fergu- Increase the staff of the FBI to 1 5on (or a wr | t of nabeas corpu s deal with civil rights case. | directing his release. The action was against William Berryman, Maslow said that this enforcement machinery is essential if en- M j ss i ss i pp | county sheriff. Fergu- actment of other civil rights legis- son ls being re i d Sn j all on a sla . lation, such as anti-tynching bill, tutcry charge involving an alleged Is to be anything more than "an al tsck on a nine-year old Yarbro idle gesture." girl. "It Is worse than useless to pass olher cases disposed of this week laws which cannot be enforced be- inc | vui( .. cause of insufficient personnel." verdict for $500 to plaintiff In he told the committee, adding that only "breeds contempt" for laws. ^^ Tlie old cemetery on Chickasawb TAvenue has--been undergoing pri Imary steps during the past wee I in the face-lifting operation whlc 1 is to transform it into a memoria I park. About 52 tnickloads of soil have [been hauled to the park site to fill I in low spots and mowing machines 1 have been at work in an effort to | get weeds and grass under control- According lo Jodie L. Nabers, who I uith W. C. Gates, is representine I the city on the park board, work I on the concrete walkway will be|gin nlthin a week. The walkway will run from the I northwest to the southeast corner | of the park. Workmen have also trimmed dead I and diseased limbs from trees and I have hauled them away. Additional mowing and leveling I will be necessary before the area I can be mowed with a smaller mow- I er and work on the walkway can | start, Mr. Ntbers said. .ongressional Probe I Of Floggings Ordered WASHINGTON. June 22. Wl Rep. Celler (D-NY) today ordered a full-scale Congressional inquiry Into hooded Hogging tncid'ents In Alabama. The Investigation will be undertaken by a civil right* .inbcommit- tee of the Rouse Judiciary Committee, which Celier heads. Rep. Bytne (FA-NT) will direct it. Celler said the committee staf already Is at wwk locating wit news, who will be subpoenaed to appnr here. Tlie recent beattngt took pli anxmd Birmingham. Victims re ported they were 'administered by wbUc-abettcd own. di r ertor, has been contacted and will extend an Invitation to the winner of this title to attend this event. An outstanding fireworks dtsplav lasting one and one half hours will ollow the pageant. This is one of he feature events of the day. This isnlay will give the people a pyro- rrhnic display, never eoualed be- ore in this area, the sponsors said. A 40-acr^ area will be available or narking soace- with Boy Scouts n:l state n°Hce directing the traf- ir. Alternxt? Highway 61 will be marked with rerl arrows leading .o the Jacksonville Landing. Two dimes- will close the days' festivities, one to be held on the street east of the court hou.'e and he other at the Osceola community house. The Brawley strinfc band will provide the music on the sftft and Thur'.ow Webb orchestra will be at the community house. Weather ArknnMi forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon .tonight and Thursday. A few scattered thundershowers In south portion this afternoon. Hat much change in temperature. SHan«rt loreca*.: Partly cloudy except thundershowei.;'ceiitral and west tonight and east Thursday morning. Warmer extreme northeast tonight and west and north Thursday. Maximum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—*0. Sunset today—7;1«. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Precipitation 34 hours from 7 un. today—.10. ToUl since J«n. 1—31.20. Itenn temperature fmldway between hlsh and tow) 41.5. Normal Dean for June—1*. Northeastern '/.S. By Heat Wove Hy the Associated Press A June heat wave in the nation's northeastern states sizzled on today amid a growing fear of serious damage to farm crops. The long dry spell—no he^vy rains In three weeks—intensified the hazard of fires in the heavily wooded areas of the New England states. New York and New Jersey. No immediate relief from the unseasonable heat appeared In prcs- nect. Temperatures climbed into the 90's over the parched areas yesterday. Soaking rains are needed in the parched areas, both to alleviate the dpugfir of forest tires and to hrlp the wilting crops and pasture lands.. In Massachusetts alone, the hot, dry weather has caused an estimated i5.000.000 damage to crops. H?y and vegetable crops have suffered the most damage. John Chandler. Massachusetts agriculture commissioner, said the second huv crop is scorched and "just '- sn ''' growing." Farm officials fear a milk shortage later as well as other damaging effects to the dairy industry because of damage to hay and pasture land. In New York State, where no substantial amounts of rain have fallen since the end of May. the drought was described as "serious' bv agricultural experts at Cornell University. But they said the state Is not facing a crop failure. Some communities In New Yirk have taken steps to conserve water. an action brought by Clarence Shearer against Lavone Newsom, a minor, etc. Dismissal with prejudice on motion of plaintiff of a suit brought by Amer Atbill against Slegbert JiecleJ Granting by Judge Light of articles of incorporation as a benevolent organisation to the ManiU Junior Chawiber of Commerce. Truman Signs Fund Bill WASHINGTON. June 22 UP! . President Truman today signed 62.202.110 appropriation bill financing the le^slative establishment for he fiscal 'year starting July 1. day as polio. Her parents plan to •eniove her as soon as possible to he University Hospital. Fourteen cases of polio have been reported in ibe County this month, with one fatality. Mrs. Katherine Brown, 27, died June 15 of polio after having been stricken five days earler. Tills was jhe iirst death from the disease in several years in this county. All the cases, except one, reported this year have been white persons. Five of them reside In Blytheville and the remainder in other parts of the county. 5. Increase total soybean production and money value of the county 6. Help the county gain nationa recognition. The Agricultural Extension Ser vice and the Mississippi Count Soybean Planning Committee wi aid the Jaycees In conducting the competition, Mr. Chandler said. If more than one five-acre p\o Is entered, rules nttpulst*, ea'cri plot must be of a different varlet Each five-acre area must be ui on continuous plot. An entry fee of five dollars rmist accompany the entry blank. This charge, the regulations explain, is to defray expenses of the contest piles"7or"'"thre'e'"'new"tocrr"p^y-] ""d *° P sv for contestants' meal at Playground Equipment To Be Shipped Slides, swings, see-saws and .sand abandonment but that there probably would be. "Some farmers are going ahead and working, chopping in 'the mud, in an effort to get their crops cleaned out," he said. Plant Corn and. Bemn* ; Some crop abandonment was reported m Just about every section of the county last week due to der layed cultivation on account of reins. At th£ time Mr. Maloch and &fr. Bllbriejr ' crop grounds win be shipped tomorrow I the awards banquet. from a factory In FYrnd Du Lac, Wise., according to word received today by members of the Biytlie- vllle Park Commission. Purehnscd lor the Division Street, David Acres and Maloney parks, the recreational equipment wn-s ordered last week from the Southwestern Supply Co. In Little Rock. Worth Holder, Chamber of Commerce manager, snlu" that the con- Records of planting date, number of times plowed, and fertilizer used, U any, must be kept of the plots. Harvesting will be done before Decemtter I with a combine just as other commercial soybeans are handled. The Jaycees will be responsible for supplying the meas- xircment oi the area to be harvested and a representative to be pres- Ion. at approximAtely one per cent. , Several farmers have already plowed under portions of their crops and others Intend to as soon as weather conditions permit, Mr. Bilbrey said. These farmers «re replacing their abandoned cotton crops with both soybeans and quick maturing com. Mr. ": Bilbrey explained that »t least two varieties of soybeans can be planted as late a.s July 4 and still mature and some quick maturing corn can be planted as l&U as July 15. Strikers to Restore Rail Service to Berlin BERLIN. June 22. Wj—The Western Berlin railway strikers decided tonight to restore interzonal freight movements to normal without call- Ing olf their walkout. The union announced that workmen would report to the West Berlin marshalling yards tomorrow morning to make the technical preparations for untangling the chaos brought by five weeks strike. By Friday, freight trains from West Germany to Berlin will be moving through the yards and toward the unloading stations, the union said. firmation report diil not state when I ent at the harvesting operation, but Legionnaires Reaffirm Stand Against Decontrolling of Rents Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion will retain its stand as opposing rent de-controls until such time as it has been definitely proved ^at the lifting of the controls Is needed, Post Commander the facilities could be expected to arrive. Baseball diamonds for the city's playgrounds are also being planned for this summer. Equipment was not ordered for the rcmntmng park, Little Park, as It is still In prepn ration for use. More equipment will go Into the Division Street park than Into any of the others, for no baseball diamond will be provided there. Southwestern Supply Co. also donated, a trophy for the City Baseball League. Teams representing Maloney. Little and David Acres Parks. Yarbro, Promised Lnnd and Lutes Store will compete for this award, which Is topped by a ligure of a player at bat. • The trophy will be engraved with the winning team's name, Mr. Holder said. James Niersthelmer said'today. Memlxrs of the post, at a weekly meethg In the Legion Hut last night, re-affirmed their stand on rent de-controls, Mr. Nierstheimer said, and openly opposed any action on the Issue by the city council until a federal survey of housing condtlons in Blytheville Is completed. New York Cotton NEW YORK, June 22. f/P/— Closing cotton quotations; Jly. . Oct. . D«. . Mch. May . Jly. . High Low Close 3324 3311 3320-2! 2945 2937 »40 'KM 2920 2925 2920 2908 2912N 29ffl 2893 2S96B 2842 I'.Kt 2332B Soybeans CHICAGO, June 71 (jp>—Soybean quotations: July Nov Dec ...... 2.34'i 2.09 2.07 2.31't 2.07 2.06 2.34-3<U 2.07'i-S 2.05',i "We feel that no action should be taken by the City Council until after the federal survey has been completed. Tf, when the survey is completed, the results are thit controls should be lifted, then the Legion will be satisfied that controls are no 'inger needed, but not until." Mr. Niersthelmer said. "The Legion took its stand as being opposed to Ihe lifting of rent controls because its members felt that veterans, which make \ip our organization, will. In most cases, be handicapped more by the rent increases which would be in- evitlble if rent controls are lifted." N'»n« Nomination Committee* I Mr. Niersthdmcr stated that the Legion's action ' re-affirming its stand on the Issue came after a member of the Blythevllle Real Estate Board Issued a statement opposing further delay In action by municipal authorities on the decontrol of rents In Blytheville. In other action at the meeting last night Commander Ntersthet- mer nopolnttd two five-man nominating ccmmlttees for the election of post officers July 12. On* corn- miltcc will nominate officers to make up the "Reds" ticket and the other the "Blues." Members of the Reds' nominallng committee are: Oscar Frndler, chairman: Joe Travis. Elbcrt Johnson, Ira Koonce and Louis Zcller Members of the "Blues" nomtnat- ng '•ommlttee are: Paul Mahon. chairman: Reginald Mclntosh, Ed Burks, Speck McGregor and Floyd White. To Report on July 5 The two committees will make nominations for all legion offices and will report their nominations back lo the Legion at the next meeting of the post July 5 at which time names of the candidates will be entered on the official ballot Pat Burk and Nancy Slilvley. Blytheville delegates to the Legion and Auxiliary-sponsored Boys, and Girls' State, were special guests at last ntsht's meeting and gave reports on the activities at the events. Members of the post heard a report from Vice Commander Ed Rice on the Legion's Fifth District meeting in Marked Tree last Sunday at which time Billy Steed of Leachvile v~i elected district commander and R. B. Stout of Blythevilie was apolnted a district commlttceman. Other guests at last night's meet- Ing were Roy Cunningham of Os- ceol» and E Banbureer of Memphis, nick Watson of Blythevllle Acheson Says Pact, Arms for Europe Vital WASHINGTON. June 22. <ITt— Secretary of State Acheson snicl today ratification of the • North Atlantic Pact and approval of the arms assistance program are of "utmost importance" to this country's dealings with Soviet Russia. He told the Senate Foreign Relations Committ-™ at a closed session that the outcome of the Big Four foreign ministers conference at Paris "recmphaslzes" the need for action at this session of Congress on these key administration measures. "This Is necessary .In order that we may continue our firm policy in Europe and maintain the momentum which has been stimulated by that policy," Acheson said. "This momentum, In my opinion, was responsible for the lifting of the (Berlin) blockade, the convening of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the accomplishments at that meeting." A day after his return from the Paris meeting. Acheson gave a report to the Senate committee at R two-hour session. He Issued a 260 word statement to reporters alter- ward. each contestant will be responsible for combining his contest plot. The -winners, to be determined from weight data submitted by the harvesting committee and calculated on tbe basis on No. 2 grade, will be announced at the banquet. Exce.ss moisture, dirt, trash and other foreign matter In the beans will be determined by testing. C. D. Long. Rt. 2. Blythevllle, last year harvested *9.53 bushels per acre Rncl first place in the contest. Other winners were H. C. Weathers, Burdette, and C. L. Wy- He. Blythevllle. Chairmen of sub - committees named at last night's meeting are Johnson Blackwell, membership; Ben Henderson, finance; James Rogers- measurements, and Bob L>ee Smith, banquet. Other members of the committee Include Paul D. Abbott, Raymond Palmer, Harold Thompson, D. E Robison, advisor; Bill Wyatt, board member, and O. W. Coppedge, .Old Rooster Club Advisor. A Jaycee Agricultural program for the future was also discussed at the meeting. State's Cotton Crop Condition Termed 'Fair' LITTLE ROCK, June 22 Ml— Arkansas cotton Is In fair condi- on following the excessive rain- ill of early June, the weekly Weaver and Crop Bulletin said today. "Many fields are grassy, but thft rop has made satisfactory growth, nd ten days of good weather could *e a rapid change to a more favor- ble appearance and outlook," the ulletln reported. Boll weevils and other Insects ,'ere reported in some sections, but nsect damage has not been heavy, he summary said. Rice Is growing well in all areas with stands about as usual, commented the report. The report covered the week end- id at noon yesterday. Judith Coplon Sticks To 'Lore Story' Defense WASHINGTON. June 22. Wl— Judith Coplon held first lo her love for-a-Russlan defense at her es plonage trial today despite admis slons that she kept all-night tryst: with another man. Step by step. Prosecutor John M Kelley. Jr.. had Miss Coplon repea under cross-examination her ear Her testimony of meeting and fall Iny in love with Valentine A. Gubit chev. the Russian engineer assignee to the United Nations In New Yorl Miss Coplon insisted repea ted 1 that Gubitchev told her he was "go Ing Into the formalities" of obtain Ing American citizenship and u •mred he had broken with the Soviet regime. It was Kelley who drew fror Miss Coplon late yesterday the admission that she had spent more than one night with H. P. Shapiro. later Identified u an attorney in the Justice Department's Criminal Division. Stools and umbrellas are the symbols of power for chiefs of the Ash- was inducted as a new member, anti, an AXrican tribe. Supreme Court Justice lauds Hiss' Reputation NEW YORK. June 22 WV-U. S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frank- urter testified today at the per- inry trial oi Alger Hiss that Hiss 1 reputation Is "excellent." Ashed by Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul Stryker about Hiss' reputation for "loyalty to his government, integrity and veracity," Franfurter replied: 'I never heard It called into question." Asked to describe Hiss' reputation. Frankfurter answered: "I would say It Is excellent." The supreme court Justice appeared as Ihe llth defense witness In the perjury trial of the former State Department official who dented he filched secret department papers for transmission to a prewar Soviet spy ring. Would Unmask Klan MONTGOMERY. Ala.. June 22 The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved today a bill to unmask the Ku Klux Klan and any other hooded organization In Alabama. 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