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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT UVTXmoADtrci S\M Mys^!.»i—> •.— ^^^^ VOL. XLV—NO. 165 Blythevlllt Dally New* Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O, HOBTHEAST ARKANSA8 AND SOUTOBAST lUBSODRt BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1949 Chest Division Leaders Named For 1949 Drive JAYCEE COTTON PICKEHS-Here's photographic evidence showing some of the JayT'es w Into a cotton field near BlytheviUe Sunday in an effort to earn money to a pp ly o . ^.iSg^lt r new clubhouse. Lined up in a sort of reverse T-formation above are deft to ight) Jack Rawllngscha.r nan »f the National Cotton Picking Contest Committee; Roland Bishop, prestdent c tl e Gunfire, Death End Brief Calm In Mine Fields New Violence Flares As Twin Strikes Cost : $30 Million Each Day PITTSBURGH, Oct. (AP) Gunfire and death broke the bi'ief calm in the etrife-scarred mine fields as .the twin strikes of 900,000 steel ar.d coal'workers ground on today at a staggering cost of more than $30,000,000 a day. ' Violence flared hi Tennessee. A Virginia miner was killed in a rock lull.(Pickets wrecked machinery «t bituminous pit Drive fo Boost Price Support Level Pushed WASHINGTON, Oct. . ;hed a drive in the Senate toda of government pn'ce props to Yourig (Rup the ers set up called for action on the legislation before nightfall. Young said the nation wil be headed for. another depression unless the government assures farmers a. fair price for their products Senator Lucas, of Ilinois, the Democratic leader, and others advised against trying to overdo government guarantees of farm prices Lucas said that if support levels are set too high, the whole program may collapse and hurt farmers seriously The compromise bill was worked out by Senator Anderson (D-NM) former secretary of agriculture. It provides foi a sliding seal- of pi ice suoports varying with suppls They _ _ Jsslisippi have b-en strike Idle since S-pE 19 That's 16 payless days. And 500000 of Phillip Murray s CIO sieeiworkeM struck 95 per cent of the nation's steel mills and iron ore mines last Saturday. .Pensions are involved in both dispute*; . " : ---•"•"£ Steel Strike Pexcefill Steel picketing is, .orderly - and quiet — everywhere: -It's the . most ^peaceful walkout -in historyy'-'for men. Some steel airiki 'In Hie past lence. ' • resulted ln"vio- But there has been little pence in the coal fields. A week ago gunfire, rock-throwing and explosions ripped the mining countryside. Violence broke out anew yesterday. Matt Bunch, UMW international representative, said 30 union miners on a "peaceful mission" were ambushed at Pikcville, Tenn., by non-union miners. Three men were shot, one seriously. Two others are missing. No arrests were made. Bunch said between 75 and 100 shots were fired by men hiding behind bushes as the UMW miners walked tip a small path,, toward a non-union mine. At Whitehall, State Patrolman Ilnj-old Wnde said striking UMW members were in an ugly mood over the Incident •t"<i there was talk of their arming ^hemselves. Trucker Killed At Orundv. Va.. Johnnie Comp- Scc STRIKES on P.-igc 0 President of Yfabash Railroad Dies at 84 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4. (.«—James E Talissi?, who wns prestdent of the Wabash Railroad from 1920 to' 1931 died yesterday. He was 84. Funeral service- will be held here today. Taussig had a varied railroad . career, serving In almost every phase of the business before becoming president. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy rain. heavy rain squalls with over southwest portion this afternoon ^and over east and south portions •Ktonight. Wednesday cloudy. Rain In ~thi east and central portloas. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Rain south and central, mostly cloudy etxreme north tonight and Wednesday. Heavy rains likely over southeastern section of the stale. Cooler extreme north tonight. Minimum this mor .ing—64. • Maximum yesterday—69. Sunset today—3:40. Sunrise tomorrow—5:58. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today—.83. Total sfnce Jan. 1—42.25. Mean temperature (midn-ay. between high and low>-66.5. Normal mean for Oct—«34 This !>»(<. L« Jt Vw Minimum this morning—« Maximum yesterday—70 PrMpltalion Jan. t to this date Hants 99 per Ctnl Young uiged adoption of an amendment offered bj himself and Senator Rusiell CD-Oa) to peg support prices for six basic crops— wheat ,coni,-;.cotton, tobacco, rice and peanuts—at 9p per cent of parity if they arVuhder such production- controls as acreage' allotments or marketing quotas. . . Lucas predicted the amendment would be defeated. He likened it to" the House-passed bill and said "we have to beat It." ••••'. The House bill would continue for another year the rigid wartime level of price supports—90 per cent of parity for most major crops. Anderson's measure is a compromise between that and the Alken law, which Congress passed lost year to take effect on Jan. 1, 1950. The Alken law provides for price supports ranging from 60 to 90 per cent of parity. Senator Elmer Thomas tD-Okla), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said that right now .he Tito Is not sure whether he will offer the ° Brannan plan as a substitute for the Anderson bill, -fj The plan was prepared by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan and Thomas has had some kind words for it. It would let prices of pcrish- sble products drop to the open market level. Then the government would pay producers a direct sub- iidy to make up the difference between the price they received and a predetermined fair price. Attlee and Churchill To Discuss Atom Bomb LOIYDON, Oct. 4-M>|—P r I m e Minister Attlee decided today to Czechs Also End Friendship Pact Relations LikeJy To Be Severed with Yugoslav Regime PRAGUE Czechoslovakia Oct 4 - W-Czechoslovakn s Commune Dae? f, =>CT»PI>ed Its friendship ?>m ^' J 1 ^ 05 '-""' today and "- XUlat the mica the demand foi the recall "" Amba ^<»- Manjnn meant a final breil m tionf " y , wo " c '» n s diplomatic relations belfteen the two countries T?ie announcement read over desirable, accusing his embassy "ug spies linked wih i •.unnamed western power Previously Russia, Poland. Hun- - - -,.^ ... ,ii t ,, HUIllillJlS IltlU rnnTf'- 1 , l . hdr r "<=»"-*ip and hi! ?.' J"l treaties Wth Tito hut h the ° f s(atemcllt announc- move said It had been a een definitely established that the Yugoslav ambassador's staff in Pracue ™ "8oslavia into 5»'« «hat the Budapest ?' f01 ' ftmncr Hungarian Minister Ltiszlo Rajk, sentenced to be hanged, proved that ' cons P' rin s to overthrow w-backed satellite gov- THIRTY PAGES General Solicitation Group Will Begin .Work on October 18 The heads'of six Blythevllle organizations have bc:u named as general solicitation division leaders in the Community Chest Campaign to open October 18, and they win meet tomorrow to outline plans. C, M. Smart, president of the Lions Club; l*>ble Oil!, president of the Rotary Club; O. E. Knudsen president of the Kfwnnls Club; Nick SJiivley, president of the American Legion; Roland Bishop, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Mrs. Herman Taylor of the PTA' City Council were named today by Dr. J. O. Guard general solicitations director to op-' 6r ~u that part of the campaign. The men's organization heads will contact business houses while Hie Parent Teachers Association H'ill conduct the individual solid tation in the residential sections To Meet Aj>ln Tomorrow Tomorrow's meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce office at 7 p.m.. follows a meeting of the prospect rating committee last night to compile a prospect list and rate them It- solicitation James Terry and Rosco Crafton were named by W. J. Pollard, prospect rating division leader, to complete his committee. The campaign will open with solicitation for advanced gifts, under th= leadership of B. A. Porter, October 11, and the clean-up drive headed by B. A. Nelson will begin November 1^ W. P. Pryor Is director of publicity, and John Cau'dill Is campaign chairman. .... A quota has been set of $28650 to finance 13 service 'agencies for the following year through the Red Feather Services,' or unified solicitation program, v Trumari Sefes Exhibition by Missco Polio Case, First Since September 2, Diagnosed in Memphis The first new polio case in Mississippi County ^since September 2 wns reported loliny when the III- " e « of Bell, U-o-niontn- BHI ? g ™ ?r i° f Mr " and Mrs ' rrank Bell of West Ridge «-a, diagnosed as poliomyelitis by doctors In Isolation Hospital in Memphis This case brings the total number In Mississippi County to- 143 a c cording to the records of the State Health Department. However several other cases have been reported but diagnosis not confirmed, that I more than 150. FORT* BRAGG N C Oct -Twenty Thousand troops O f the Fifth Corps passed in review for p ™ SIdent Tnrnan and high Army official? todas A. mass drop of airborne Infantry and heavy «r- action was to follow. The President: arrived by plane from Washington at 10 ajn : to witness-a day-long program of airborne operations demonstrating the latest tricks in moving fully-equip- ped.ground forces by air to capture an "airhead." Mr. ,Truman was greeted on arrival with a- 21-gun salute. Lieut faens. John B. Hodge, commander of the 5th Corps, antl Alvan c -ilgem, Jr., of the 3rd Army, met Im at Pope Air Base with Gov Kerr Scott of North Carolina and Oen. Mark Clark, commander of the Army Ground Firces. The President Inspected the honor guard, the 1st battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry, led "by Major Harold Greer. ' From there, the President motored to the Army Field Forces area to Inspect the latest In field ar- Mtefy weapons still classed as highly secret. News photographers 'were not allowed to take pictures. Newsmen accompanying the President remained 300 yards from the scene. New York Cotton SENGLB COPIES FIVE CENTO TRAIN DEMOLISHES BUS-The wreckage of a \Ts Air I-orcc bus hangs on the front of a passenger twin engine n mile from the scene of a grade crossing where the ous was struck lute Sunday at On tarlo, Calif. Seventeen of the 22 occupants of the bus wore killed. Eleven ofthedead were military personnel from March Air Base. (AP Wirepholo) Hurricane Over Texas Of Concern to Jaycees A hurricane in Texas today blighted hopes for'mod wea her in, Blytheyille.Thursday llnd Friday for the sU'S of the 10th annual National Cotton Picking Contest nW «>5. : S» a >° nBl Cott ° n , p "*">K 'Contest Commitlco will meet at 7:30 tomorrow night to decide whnl will ho done in the event rum prevents staging O f the event Oct. . Dec. . Mar. May . •July . Open High Low ;1:30 288S 29-15 2062 2964 2955 2908 2974 M73 Z964 2913 297S 2062 2971 2064 -2969 2955 2962 29OT 2913 N. O. Cotton Oct. . Dec. . Mar. t May . July . Open High Low 1:30 ... 2975 23S6 2975 2963 2959 ... 2D59 ... 2051 ... 2898 2870 296S 5960 2905 2039 2959 2951 2887 2967 2955 2957 2904 Probe of Navy Complaints Promised By William F. WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. VPf — A thorough Congressional Investigation was promised today of complaints by high Naval officers that Navy morale Is at a low ebb with resulting peril to national security. Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.) said the House Armed Services Committee will " B et to the bottom of this" as soon as possible. The committee will be busy for some time yet with its B-36 bomber Investigation, scheduled to be resumed tomorrow. The Navy complaints were contained in typed copies of papers signed with the names .of Admiral Louis Denfeld, chief of naval op- eralions; Vice-Admiral Gerald P Bognn, commander of the First Pa-" °' nc Task Fleet,, and Admiral A. W. Radford, commander-in-chlcf of *ne Pacific Fleet. *« newsmen downtown office ast night In building by * Naval .bit BUM who used. There were Indications that the Navy might start a probe to find out who turned them loose. Vinson told newsmen the com- wm ntSl '? V ' ew of " tnc responsibility and high standing" of the men whose names were signed to them, merit full consideration. „»?' «, 0t . cd ' tho "B n . that they were not official documents officially released and said, too, that there was Lh P u ,".'i y lhat P ro P a ganda on behalf of the Navy might have been the motive behind their publication. In speaking of such a possible purpose, he was referring to Navy complaints, some public and some otherwise that the Navy Is getting a bad deal out of the "unification" of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The three admirals, Vinson said, should be given an opportunity t express what Is on 'i H they want to.' tnclr """* w"I be given that oppor- " .., tunity. added. "If the national security h endangered becaust what may be going on, we want to know agout It and we want to know all there Is to know." tlnV 6 8Ut ° f thC do<mments w as 1. A statement by Denfeld that a Navy stripped of Its offensive power means a nation stripped of Its offensive power." ' ' a. An assertion by Began that Navy morale has sunk "almost to despondency" because of belief that the nation Is being sold "a f a i 5e .bill ol goods." ' 3 ". A « 5t ? tcme »t by Radford that most Pacific Fleet officers concur .in Bogan's and Captain John o Crommelln's views. Crommelln has publicly charged that the Navy's attack; force Is being "nibbled to death" at defense headquarters There was no offlclal comment from Secretary of Defense John!""• No r was there any from Den"I" 1 Secretary of the Navy Pemiscof Fair Opens Tomorrow Balanced Farming Efforts fo Feature Agricultural Exhibits , 5 / CARUTHi RSVILLE Mo~ Oct 4 —Pemfscot County s biggest party " the yeaciwiU start heie \VSOne*. i} nheii the J5th Annual American Legion Fair opens for a five- day run Made famous when President Harry S. Trumnn- attended In 1045, the event last year drew an estimated 50,00.0 persons. 'Hie President who holds a perrimnent gold engraved pnss to the fair, has been invited again. The celebration, which Is self- supporting, will be held In Legion Park, owned by the American Legion Fair Board. Parking space within the grounds- Is provided for at least 1,000 automobiles. Jim Ahern, president of the fair aoard, stated that nothing 1ms been icft undone to make [his year's event more entertaining than ever acfore. "We have one over-all policy " 16 declared, "and that Is to provide fun, relaxation, entertainment and educational Information for the entire .family, our fair this'year, as in past years, fulfills this policy." Many Free Attractions Harry E. Mallourc, secretary- manager of the fair, stated.' "We also have a policy of giving our patrons full value for the money they spend. In fact, they can spend very little, since we provide many free attractions." Tlie free attractions Include the show to be given each afternoon and evening, starting Wednesday evening, In front of the grandstand. This will be a musical revue produced by a Chicago theatrical company. There will be a scries of siv acts In addition to a chorus of girls and a seven-piece orchestra. The same show played the Illinois Stale Fair this year as well ns events In that state and Kentucky. Another free act will be a high wire show given by a family of acriallsls twice each day. Balanced -Farming Klresscd The agricultural exhibits will be In greater abundance this year according to Harry Farr, a fair board director who has charge of Ihis feature. A total of SI,000 in prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners for entries of farm and home products including cotton, cottonseed hay soybeans, legumes, corn, small grain fresh vegetables, canned vegelablcs Walter Hlckmon. chief meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock, told contest officliils this morning (hat weather In Dly- thcville late this week depends on movement of tills hurricane. No matter what II does, however, the forecast Is bleak as far as it concerns the National Cotton Picking Contest. f At besl. according i» Mr. Hick- i men's forecast, the niln Isn't likely to,stop until late Thursday. Ami then there Is no prospect.for sunny weather that day, he Saiil. Tlmt would ICIVP only; Friday morning foi any sunshine .'-Co dry thc.c^ntcst plot and this Is.toolihbrl a time for any cotton field to 'dry out. The rain might end late Thursday, .Mr Ilickmon 'said, if the Imr- rlcnne, now north of Houston, Texas, moved eastward and weakened However, II the storm continues to move slowly on Its present course, rain can be expected for the remainder of the week, he snld. Rain will be the only effect of the hurricane felt In this area no matter what -Its movement, Mr. Hlck- mon said. "It's just got to move east." he said, before better weather will be felt here. There Is rain over all the south-central region, he said. Sunshine Pritlay morning u only a possibility, Mr. Hickmon said. "I can't guarantee a thing," ho added. Friday's weather, lie said, may be good. However, sunny weather to dry the cotton Ls needed coasiderab- !y in advance of that day in order to hold the picking contest. In any CRM, ho said, Die weather In this area will remain unsettled until the hurricane ends. Hurricanes generally weaken and then dissipate when they leave bodies of water and move over land areas. Hurricane Damage Slight in Houston, Force Diminishing At Menwhllc, pla for holding the National Cotton Picking Contest went on. They were discussed in detail at a meeting or the Dlytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce In the Jaycee clubhouse last night. The Jaycecs sponsor.the c-ontost. And while the weather Ls a subject of prime concern to the contest sponsors, it also is of major concern to planters throughout the nrca who have cotton In the fields and pickers anxious to get back to work. Soybeans Missouri Man Dies in Accident Driver Loses Control Of Cor on Highway. South of Luxora Richard Overhcck, 21 of 1111 Louisville Ave., St. Louis, was killed nstanlly at 7:15 last night when the car .ho wns driving collided with a Midwest Dairy company truck on n Highway 01 curve one mile South of Luxor... The accident occurred on the curve directly In front of the Spot Night club South of Osceola and officers .reported that it was the second accident on the curve 'in a period of four hours. The other accident which occurred yesterday afternoon Involved only property damage. According to state Trooper ^?. rBC Trwl " wh ? returned from Little Rock a short time nftcr the accident happened, Ovcrbeck tost control of his car ns It rounded the curve. The care spun In tlie center of tlie curve directly Into Hie path of the truck which • wns driven by A. p. Prcsson of Slkeston Mo. Both the truck and the cm- were heavily dnmnged. Victim's Neck Broken Ovcrbeck.was driving a 1945 modi Chevrolet sedan south on Hlghwa 61 and. the truck was ..travelln north, Officer Irwln said. Over beck wns pronounced dead 1m mediately, after his body was re moved from the wreckage of hi cnr. ,/". .',.; Officer Irwln said (hat he'-"up parently died from, a broken neck Sheriffs Deputies pave arid Edgar Young or. Osccola. Investigated th accident,: /. . .'- ; ' ; Following the accident', : b,verb'cclc' body was taken to.Uic Swift Funcra Home In,. Osceola. His, body -wa li.kcn to St. unils today for, burin Ovcrbeck's death Is the 10th inif tic fatality on Mississippi Count highways this year. ,,. i lie' Is survived -by lils parents, Mr ,-ind. Mrs. Hurry O. overtwck ami tw brothers, ail of St. Iritis. Funcra services are to be held In 51 Frlrtny. 1 looming the storm had moved ,.. *'"JIi!."V d wa ? (lyil1 * out Churning out of the Quit of Mexico late lost night, the hurricane. lashed a coasl ^ Housto,, Itself was hurt Huie A .lew plate-glass store windows rich harvest. wind bent trees horizontal "Wren^ ial rains closed some streeU Heaviest damage was to £1.2°". J"f r 'l>' for rice, cotton es -,i™ f, cai ! molrt ' flattened and beat down the bumper: rice crop . mo hurricane's first target was »,,rt 0a ^' 5tr ; P betwcen Mntagorda o Here 6 ° mlles scuth U. of A. President In Osccola for Two Addresses Members of the Osceola Chatnb of Commerce, Mississippi County Farm Bureau and other inlcrcstec persona will head Dr. Lewis Web ster Jones, president of the Unlver sity of Arkansas, tonight at 8 o 1 clock In the I auditorium of tin county library nt Osceola. With Dr. Jones are Llppcrl S Ellis, dean of the University's Col Icffe of Agriculture, and w. 1 Jones, member of the Unlverolt' board of trustees from Madison. ' At noon today, Dr. Jones spok before Ihe Osccola Rotary Club The group will be entertained bj board members of the Farm Bureau tonight prior to the open meeting at the library. While In Mississippi County, the visitors will inspect work which I being curried on by the university In this county. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco ','.'.'. Anaconda Copper Beth steel .','" Chrysler Coca Cola Oen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward S Y Central Int Harvester .... National Distillers Republic Steel .. Radio ....'.'.. £'Mony Vacuum .. Standard ol N J ., Texas corp J O Penney Co .... Steel .. 142 1-2 ... 73 3-8 ... 27 ... 23 1-8 ... 42 3-4 ... 166 3-4 ... 37 3-6 ... 63 5-8 ... 31 1-2 ... 10 3-8 ... 27 1-2 ... 21 ... 20 1-4 ... 123-8 ... 16 1-2 ... 703-4 ... 60 7-8 ... 53 7-8 23 1-4 Rain Has Damaged Cotton, Export Asserts LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 4. IIP, — „ three-days rain wH-h begun Sunday has damaged unharvesled cotton In Arkansas, a cotton cxper snld tod.iy. Ritchie Smith, cotton Kickoff Dinner Monday to Launch Music Group's Membership Drive Plans for a klckoff dinner for the BlytheviUe Civic Music Association's second annual membership campaign were discussed last night at a meeting of the organization's directors and division leaders In Ihe City Hall. Mrs. J. Wilson Henry, association president, presided and the membership plans were outlined by William H. Walpole, representative of the concert booking agency, who Is here to assist In the campaign. Mrs. W. L. Homer Is general chairman for the drive and she will be assisted by II division leaders. Each division will have live captains and each captain will have five teams under her direction. The klckoff dinner will be held In Hotel Noble next Monday night and tt Is hoped that Ihc association membership this year can be Increased to at least 1,290. nrive' to End October 15 Admission to the concerts Is by membership card only, and thn , 0*..,. r> v. i ."^'iMjuaniii earn omy, ana inn .c*' ; 'L'? "-C.jt'.i -il 3-4 - miirtbor of programs to Tip nr<*- I Southern Pacific « 7-81 sealed d.Mnds ™ ft. £„,.. ,£n. able from Ihe membership fees No admission tickets a.a sold for Iho concerls. and the association operates as a non-profit agency The membership drive will ena Saturday. October 15, and bookings for the concerts will be made at that time. It I, hoped that five con- cerls can be presented again this season Member.-i of the association assist In the selection of the programs to be presented. .n 7 ^ P ro * rams *'" be presented i j,. C * mcrlciul Legion's Memorial Auditorium. During the membership campaign, the association will have headquarters In the Hotel NOWB and a special telephone has been installed. The Civic Music Association was formed about a year ago and the bringing of concert artists to the city was heralded as a major sfep in the cultural development of Ihe city. The membership campaign this year will be on an area basis so that music lovers In nearby towns may have an opportunity to attend the concerls to be given here, It was announced by Mrs. Henry. One person was missing, much , Cr0p d « tro > >ed ' 'Md cotton twM y i T" Ke(I ns tne hurricane twisted Inland. Rains up to 721 II che., at Port Arthur fell throughout the coastal area; An exact estimate of total' damage was Inipqjisiblo „„(!! further checks could be made. But It appeared heaviest damage was to rlc» vast Con ,°"'- n " tl "»" 'he coast's rSJuSMSluT* lnriustr ? ™ Quire-stall, Island resort cltv a- boul 50 mile, southeast of here ^""I't , ll 'e edge of the storm. But Its high seawalls saved It from 8i cat damage. Us force diminishing, the hurricane, headed toward the Palestine- , area of past Texas where afternoon. A vast' oil <">r]y field this that., area buKllltle^ciSth'age ^V* ' ResirlpnU Doubtful*' The bureau said It had lost its clearly defined "eye- "-the', center of the storm near which destruc- reached This morning many of the' city's residents scoffed at the Idea that a hurricane had passed In the night. The Houston Weather Bureau wnsn t nblc to get a positive read- ng on wind velocity. .Tlie ibeuaru's Instruments were being replaced and were not In n position to measure the storm. The Bureau csll- mnletl the wind reached 90 miles an hour. . Cotton Classin-q Branch Here Wins Gafhings' Praise "The establishment of a cotton classing office In .Blytlievllle has had a most wholesome • effect In the many counties .that the office serves." Congressman E;-C. .Oath- Ings told Clovls D. Walker, director of PMA's Cotton Branch In Washington, IXC., in a recent letter. In the IcttT, Representative Gainings pointed out that Blythe- vlllc was the logical location for the branch office and that the "office meets the distinct need for additional cotton classing facilities In the very heart of one of the largest cotton growing rectious In the whole cotton belt." Mr. Gathlngs tild the Department of Agriculture official that "it was my pleasure to visit this new classing office while in Dlythcville The officials in charge are doing nn excellent Job and the people of tlie city of BlyUievlII: most appreciative to you and '.e members of your field staff for opening this office and providing the farmer with the benefits of better government cotton classing facilities." Forgery Suspect Held Under Bond of $500 Delbert Knapp waived preliminary hearing In Municipal court this morning on a charge of forgery and uttering and wns ordered held o await Circuit Court action with bond set at Saw. Knnpp Is charged with forging a $20 check against the account of Buford Martin. The check was ™ on a BlytheviUe bank. leachville Burglary Investigation Continues Sheriff William Berryman re- wrted this morning trmt there have >een no new developments In the nvestlgatfun of the $4.000 safe robbery at the B. O. Land Company's Buckeye Cotton Gin near Loach- lite early yesterday. 'We have made some headway", Sheriff Berryman said, "hut so far othlng has developed " Tlie \mes- Igation Is continuing, he said. The cotton gin's safe was entered arly yesterday by three white men' «.-ho accosted the nightwatchman . L. Stubbs In the gin building, and JOund and gagged him. The safe las opened by knocking an ay the embination knob and forcing the oor open.

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