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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 19, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT KEWSFAFEK OF KOBTHttaT ABKAM8AS AND BOOTHKABT MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 152 BlylhtYill* Dally Ken BlytbeviUe Courier BlythevlU* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1949 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Gates Will Open 5 p.m. Tuesday For District Fair Judging of Exhibit* To Start Wednesday, Officials Announce From tlie fairgrounds to the f& ends of Main Street, a ^tnival air pervaded the city today as finishing touches were being applied to everything connected with the Northeast Arkansas District Fair for the annual exposition's opening tomorrow afternoon. The gates will swing open at - 5 p.m. f ,oir-ji'row on what Is expected to be one of the largest fairs to date, both in exhibits and anticipated attendance. During the remainder of the fair's five-day run, the Walker Park fairground gates will open at 8 aJn. Judging in the various departments will get under way Wednesday and continue dally. Wednesday will be "Angus UJay." and all cattle will be judged then. On Thursday, the spotlight will be on 4-H activities. This year, the 4-H clubs from 21 counties In Northeast Arkansas will hold their district meet al ihe fair. Youth will have the run of things Friday—the annual Kid's Day. All children of school age will be admitted free at the gate. Although the weekend's heavy showers have left the fairgrounds muddy, fair officials expect the grounds to be dry if a bright son continues to shine today and tomorrow, Robert E. Blaylock, secretary of « i Mississippi County Pair Associ- on, said today that the race track was draining satisfactorily and would be In good shape for the harness races Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This will be the first year harness rjclng has been staged at the fair since they were cancelled seven years ago because of the war. To house the horses that will participate In the races, a 42 by 200 foot tent containing 44 stalls has been erected in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Carnival Arrives The midway this morning was a I Tompkins, who established the Bur—•»• „, hustling activity as carni- rtp .t,-.punt n .inn w&aw^^^ Financial Turmoil Follows in Wake of Pound's Devaluation Labor Government in Britain Gambles to Avoid Bankruptcy ROIXING STARTING GATE TO BE 1ISKD HERE—This mo- • bile s> ' ig gate will be seen In action tf ,he harness races Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair In Blytheville. This device, made by Walter olese of West Salem, III., moves ahead of the field until the horses are lined up along the metal arms, when the animals are lined up for an even start, the arms are swung back parallel to the car and the race is on. All races will be started with this gate. M. M. Mobley, veteran harness race starter who is shown here behind the gate mechanism, will officiate at the start of the races here. Two races will be held here each afternoon of the three-day program. The lair opens tomorrow. Planter's Widow Dies in Louisiana Mrs. J. f. Tompkins Of Burdette Stricken On Visit to Sister Last rites for Mrs. Ruth Carlton Tompkins, 68, widow of James P. Britain's Devaluation of Pound May Hit Dollar's Value Abroad By Rader Wtnfet NEW YORK, Sept. 19. (/T)—Lower dollar prices around the world are looked for today as an early major result of the week-end devaluation of foreign currencies. Still more countries may have to follow the devaluation parade which began last night with Britain's cut in the pound from $4.03 lo $2.80, a slash amounting to a surprise 30(4 per cent. The devaluation means the dollar prices of gooojs produced in these countries could fall a maximum of 30!4 per cent if the reduction is caused solely by devaluation. But prices probably will not fall that far. Some may come down only a few cents. How long these prices may pre-<f> -^ * —_ . vail is unpredictable. American businessmen In their first reaction agreed prices will be lower on foreign goods priced In devalued currencies nnd sold in America for dollars. No one know syet, however, how far prices will go down on Individual couiinodities or manufactured goods over the next few weeks or months. U. S. Exporters May Suffer An important secondary effect Is the Impact of devaluation on the prices of goods produced in America for sale abroad. The announced purpose of British devaluation is to lower prices on British goods sold in America. BrL- and an abundance of food concessions were in all stages of completion. . All exhibit buildings,, too, were filled with the noise and hustle of fair preparations. Being placed in use for the first time is the new Women's Exhibit building on the west edge of the fairgrounds near the Missouri Street gate. The large quonset-hut structure with red brick front is being filled with booths set up to S lay the variety of entries in many women's divisions of the Stoek Barns Filling- The hog and cattle barns were rapidly filling this morning, although fair officials said the Angus entries have been reduced this year due to both the Missouri- Pacific Railroad strike and the dreart "black-leg" which has hit 50]ne herds. Many cattle owners already have shipped their animals west because of the rail walkout. Entries from Sec EXPOSITION on Page ID the First.' Baptist Church of BlythevSlle by the Rev. E. O. Brown, pas.tor,-assisted by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor ot the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Tompkins died at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Hospital In New Orleans after sunering a cerebral hemorrhage a few hours before. She had been in the hospital since Wednesday for a scheduled check-up. Although she hnd been In poor health for several months there was apparently no serious illness before the hemorrhage. Was Visiting Sister Mrs. Tompkins was in New Orleans visiting her sister, Mrs. J. S. Webb, and for a family reunion tain hopes to get more dollars through increased cut rates. Other countries cutting their currencies in Britain's Strain hope for the same result. Historically, lower prices have fdl- followed devaluation. The British devalued their pound in September, 1931, but cutting it loose from gold and letting It drift lower in foreign exchange markets. Rubber immediately went down nnd continued its fall. Wool broke sharply but recovered, a good portion of Its loss, American cotton was hard hit initially but a year later had climbed back to an even higher price than before devaluation. American wheat shot up but fell back later. British woolens sold here and American woolen goods made from with three other sisters and a broth- I foreign wool are expected to come "" '— •-----. -- Union Leaders Balk Move to Epd Rail Stride ST. LOUIS. Sept. 19 (AP)—Union leaders rejected tcday a company proposal to end the Missouri Pacific Railroad strike, now in its nth day. At, the same time the four striking brotherhoods offered a plan of their own. This called for a review of union claims for back pay, which totnl about S3.0CO.OOO. The r.-illroad had proposed that the strike be ended immediately and that grievances be submitted to an arbitration board appointed by President Truman. Union officials turned this down at a meeting with railroad executives today. R.E. Davidson, union spokesman, reiterated that the brotherhoods arc willing to resume negotiations to settle the strike claims but are opposed to calling off the walkout until a mulually acceptable plan of settlement ts presented. Another union leader said the brotherhoods want first to review the wage claims "and after we negotiate on these, then we might be In a«fcme of mind to end the strike." m rejecting the railroad's arbitration proposal, union heads argued that basic rules governing pay and working conditions are not subject to arbitration. Some 2*2 union claims against Missouri Pacific are Involved in the dispute. er. Mrs. John Sims and Mrs. W. H. Warner, both of Lake Village, and Mrs. A. M. Todd of Vicksburg, Miss., and Hugh Carlton of New Orleans had joined their sisters there for the family's first reunion In several years. t Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Todd accompanied Mrs. Tompkins' body to Blytheville for burial, and Mrs Sims came early today to attend the rites for her sister. Mrs. Tompfcins was born at Luna Landing, near Lake Village, October 21, 1881. the daughter of the late Judge z. T. Carlton and Mrs. Carlton. In 1905 she was married to Mr. Tompkins at the Yellow Bayou Plantation, also near Lake Village, and seven years later moved to Mississippi County. Husband Died in 1936 Since Mr. Tompkins' death in 1936 the Burdette Plantation, which he established and operated for many years, has been operated by other members of his family. Mrs. Tompkins is survived by four daughters. Mrs, George A. Hale and Mrs. Hays Sullivan of Burdette, Mrs. .James P. Tull of Frankfort, Ky., and Mrs. Carl Ooetsch of Berkeley, Calif., and 12 grandchil- :own. One importer estimated the irop somewhere between 10 and 20 per cent. American cotton prices aren't as 'ulnerable today as they once were because of U. s. government price support policies. Wheat also is supported. Whole Procedure Complicated Some American businessmen fear British producers and others will raise their prices to take a wind- all profit. That would defeat the British government's intention of ncreasing sales through lower prices. Competition with British goods from other nations with devalued currencies may force everyone to pass along the devaluation saving American goods themselves will face that competition. Devaluation makes our goods higher to people trying to buy with their cheap currencies. If our exirart prices are too high they won't buy. That means American goods now will have to be priced '— sales. A " d J U5t to show how complicated the whole procedure con be tnero is a strong belief !hnt there now may be liberal offerings of raw dren. She had been In New Orleans Soybeans CHICAGO, S«pt b=an quotations: Sigh Low Nov ,. 231 Dec Mar Ji»y l»_( / p h _s 0 ,. Close MS-37 22S •at 231 227 231 '4 «* Wt'A i* about 10 days at the time of her death. Burial was In the Elmwood Cemetery, under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home. Pallbearers Included Hermon Carlton, Charles Carlton, C. F Tompkins, Jr., Gean Tea ford, Henry Haller, and Ous Eberdt. Waives Hearing On Charge of Burglary ; Howard Hlgbee, K-year-old Blytheville youth, waived preliminary hearing in Municipal Courth. this morning on a charge of burglar] and was ordered held to await Clr cult Court action with bond s* t *500. Higbee Is charged with the thef of two bottles of whiskey from Stewart's Liquor Store In the 2001 today—1.09. block on East Main Street Fridayl Total since Jan. 1—J1.I2. Murray Urges Settlement of Steel Dispute WASHINGTON. Sept. 19—(/P)— Philip Murray declared today that "the only hope of averting a strike of 1,000,000 ClO-steelworkers is through settlement of their pen sions dispute at government-arranged consiliatlon sessions." Murray, president of the CIO, made his statement to Cyrus S. Chlng, conciliation director, and. 70 steel industry representatives summoned to peace talks by Chlng. •• Murray said the only chance of sidestepping a strike scheduled for next Sunday "is to conclude settlement here and now on the basis of the board's recommendations," He referred to the recommendations of a presidential fact-finding board. The board recommended no fourth round wage Increase but proposed a "package" of company- financed pensions and social Insurance to cost up to 10 cents per hour per worker. The union has declared it Is willing to accept the board's recommendations. Generally, the Industry's attitude Is that It Is willing to negotiate over the board's proposals. But some major companies have taken a stand that any pension system ought to call for contributions from the workers as wcl as from the industry. Murray said the union had accepted the board's proposals with recommendations as a basis fo settlement. Thirty-seven companies were rep resented by the 70 Industry official at tlie meeting. The U.S. Steel del egation was led by Benjamin P Falrless, its president. Fifty Passengers Hurt When Seven Coaches Derailed low enough to encourage , that have e hard-to-get category. The offers « x Pccted to come from people who have hoarded products to protect themselves In it of devaluation. Now' that it come, the time is ripe to sell cash In on the profits the event has and NEWTON. N.C., Sept. 19. (AP) — Seven coaches of a Southern Railway passenger train left the rails here today and at least 50 persons were Injured, some seriously. Some of the injured were trapped In the overturned cars. Police made an emergency call for welding equipment and oxygen In an effort to release the trapped passengers. Dr. Frank Jones said "about 50" patients had been admitted to Catawba General Hospital. Several, tie added, were seriously hurt. The derailment occurred as the train, No. 15, was approaching the Newton station from Stalesvllle, N.c. Weather *'?""»J- % « f»recM<: Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowcrs In ex' reme . Wlh portion tonight; cooler tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy warmer In northwest portions. ' Momri fMYcait: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday; cooler south portion tonight, warmer Tuesday; low tonight In 50's. Minimum this morning— M. Maximum yesterday— 18. Minimum Sun. morning— 60. Maximum Saturday— W. Sunset today— 8:02. Sunrise tomorrow— S:M. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m night. He ta alleged to have kicked 6UV • plate glass window »nd took the whiskey from * window display. • In other action this morning Woodle Tippet wa» fined »25 »nd costs on his plea of guilty to * charge at driving while under the ol liquor. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)—73. Normal mean for Sept.—74.J. Thin Date I-ant Tear Minimum this morning—W. Maximum yesterday—91. be- Preclpiution Jan. 1 -3SJ*. to this date 'oil Tax Drive s Bearing Fruit Osceola District Holds Leod 0»er Northern Half of the County Mississippi County citizens last week were buying poll tax receipts at a rate averaging 160 per day, it was. disclosed at the office of Sheriff .William Berryman. 'who is ex-oftldon ~ta» collector. Payments are handled at the offices here and in Osceola, October 1. Is the deadline for Issuing receipts. Voters who participate In the annual school elections on September 27 will be qualified on the basis of their 1948 receipts, but persons intending to vote In the special county hospital bond election on October 11 must possess a I!M9 receipt to qualify as an elector, It was explained. Tlie Osceola District of the county Is leading the Chlckasawba District by about 400 In the number of poll tax receipts issued this year. In Osceola 331 receipts were Issed last week to bring the total to date to 3-7 :. This compares with 3.362 receipts In the north half of the comity where 462 receipts were issue! last week. Normally the larger number of receipts Is Issued for the Chtcka- sawba I'.trict. Last year's total wds approximately 13,000 for the entire county. The total this year Is expected to be equally as large, and possibly larger since a state-wide campaign is being waged by the Ynilng Democratic Clubs to get as many electors onallficd as DOKslble. m Osceola the Junior Chamber of Commerce s assisting In the poll tax campaign. The Osceola Jaycees arc hacking the move to obtain a favorable vote on the county-wide hospital bond program. Deputies In the tax offices for both districts anticipate a rush of taxpayers to qualify during the next two weeks In order to meet the October 1 deadline. CIO Coal Miners Refuse to Work; 480,000 Are I die Action Unauthorized, Lewis Says, After Men Take Another Holiday PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19. (AP> — Coal mines shut down across the nation today as John L. Lewis' diggers struck again on their own— this time crying "No Pension No Work." Prodncllon of anthracite (han coal) and bituminous (soft coal) is being choked off by anger of the United Mine Workers over President Lewis' suspension of pension and welfare fund payments. Most of the UMW's 480,000 members In 20 states are expected to be Idle by nightfall. Welfare Fund Rum Low .Lewis said the welfare pay stop I due to the fund running low on cash. But It's all part of the UMW fight for a new contract. He's dead locked with operators after pro longed talks. Walkouts started laf.l mldnich and gained headway over the con fields today as come - lo - work whistles blew In vain. UMW leaders Insisted the unions' rank and file Is acting on Its own Initiative, that Lewis has Issued no strlk« call. He never does. West Virginia, biggest soft coil producing state, reported Its 120,- OOo miners joining the stoppage. Pennsylvania, No. 2 on the producing parade, saw miners refusing to -show up at pits across the slate. The Western Pennsylvania Coal Operators Association said no miner. 1 ! were working the rich bituminous belt employing 56,000. All big miners In Central Pennsylvania, empIoy1rifj'.4f),DOO also were down. Few Show Up fur Work Only a few of East Pennsylvania's 80,000 hard coal miners showed up for work. They sat around arid talked for a while and then went home. The grcnt majority never reached the mines. Many industry leaders hnd expected the hard coal mines to continue working since the operators have continued royalty payments. The anthracite pension fund Is administered separately from the bituminous fund. The United stales Slcel Corporation said all Us coal mining operations In Pennsylvania, West Virginia anil Kentucky were closed with 16,000 men Idle. The steel corporation's mines have a dally production of 90,000 Ions. In Illinois, 145 UMW diggers at Glcnrldge did not change clothes for work after showing up. Some 1,500 In four ma}or mines of the state's Perry County were not working. The walkouts following week-end strategy meetings by UMW locals throughout the country began' when 8,000 Wyoming and Utah miners marched from the pits. They aclcd soon after Lewis shut off pension pay. i Btytherille Gets Variety Of Weather /or Week-end Weather In Blytheville over the weekend produced more than Inch of rainfall plus some widely varying temperatures. One and nine-hundredth,? inchi of rain fell In showers Saturday night and Sunday morning. Yesterday's rainfall totaled .89, while .30 fell Saturday night. The mercury ranged from a high of 93 degrees Saturday to a low of W degrees early Sunday morning. The weekend's rainfall brings the total precipitation since Jan. 1 to 41.12, Just 48S Inches short of the annual mean rainfall of *6 Inches By this date last year, a total of 35.M inches had fallen since Jan, 1 The high yesterday was 78 de grees and the low this morning was 68 degrees, according to Robert E Blaylock, official weather observer here. Nursery Sales Firm Opens for. Business On Division and Walnut Blylhevllle Nursery Sales will be open for business tomorrow. Max Gill, owner and operator, announced today. The new business is located on Division «nd Walnut Streets, across from the Rustic Inn. During the past two weeks Mr. Olll has completed an office build- Ing, and prepared the grounds for the nursery, and at present Is stocked only on evergreens, due to the season. He explained that he would carry a complete line, of evergreens, flowering shrubs, shade and fruit trees and roses. Along with the nursery stocks the sales company will provide complete professional plan service for landscape designing for homes. Mr. Gill, formerly associated with a Blytheville real estate firm, said that possibly a maintenance service for shrubs would be added later. In the past there has been no nursery In Blytheville. Peak Run of 26,000 Cottfe Reported at Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Sept. 19-W)— A peak cattle run of 26,000 was reported today at the Kansas City stockyards. About a third of the run, largest since, Oct. 25, 194«, was composed of beef and killing classes. Stocker and feeder classes predominated. Devalued Pound Hits Stock Market Glancing Blow NEW YOR", Sept. ' WV-Brl- ;lsh devaluation struck the stock market a glancing blow today but recovery set in almost Immediately. An opening burst of selling flattened prices by fractions to a point, and In some cases more. In a matter of minutes, though, the market levelled off. Many issues, in later dealings, cut down their losses or erased them entirely. Fast market action accompanied the selling. Trade Inter adopted more sedate pace. Gold stocks took off on their own tack with gains running lo nearly two points . Golds also advanced sharply In Canadian exchanges and in London. By Hal Cooper LONDON, Sept. 19. (AP)_A 30.5 per cent cut in the' lollar value of the pound sterling hit the British public to- lay like a blow in the face. There was financial turmoil th« world over. The labor government, in a desperate gamble to save the nation from threatened bankruptcy, hunger and misery, slashed the worth of the pound last night from $4.03 to ?2.80. * Banks were closed. T -• Ix>ndon | Stock Exchange and those in ranee, Holland, Greece, South Africa and many other countries vere shut down. Foreign exchange r ad Ing was forbidden! In much of ;urope and the area. la harried brokers traded' locks and bonds on the sidewalk. Business was »t a virtual stand- itlll in this great city which once was the financial and economic heart of the world. Thirteen nations of Europe and Asia quickly cheapened their money o match the British move. Cabinet* n other world capitals held emergency sessions to decide what to do. It wu the M»ot financial tnnaoll the world ha* >»n dan Britain went off the fold standard on another September Sunday nl(M almost 1( years s*<> to the d»y. Devaluation of the pound was intended to solve Britain's grave financial crisis by selling more and cheaper goods to America. To Americans, devaluation of th« pound can mean cheaper scotch whisky, English tweeds, Staffordshire china and scores of other British-made product*. The British economic bow, 8tr Stafford Cripps., utld last night In a nation-wide radio addreu, Britons are banking on a big boost In dollar earnings—enough for Britain to, become self-supporting by the time the European recovery programs ends to 1SSJ. , "That 1» the only permanent solution for our difficulties — i reserve* continue to drain aw«j as fast as they have m rceott' months, Britons win suffer "lowef standards (of living) »nd widespread unemployment." The lame problem faces mart' »f the other countries of the worM oaiakle the So.irt orbit, where economic politic* an *fe- (ated by the Kremlin. ' Within a few hours after Britain 1 * announcement, similar cut* in th» of their currency were" announced by Australia, South Africa, Burma, Inrttn, New Zealand, Tre- and, Israel, Norway, Denmark Malaya, Ceylon, Finland and Egypt. ' France, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Greece and Finland suspended dealings In foreign exchange. In ' ",'anarta, linked with trade ties with Britain but whose money follows U.S. dollar rales, Finance Minister Douglas Abbott promised m statement to parliament tonight. Hire's how the devaluation works —and how Britain and other countries are taking a calculated risk In cheapening their currency*. Until Isst night It took »4.03 to buy a pound's worth of British goods. Today the same goods can be bought for »2.80. Britons hope Americans and others with dollars will go on a buying spree that will boost their earning. But this financial mechanism also works in reverse. The average Briton eating American wheat, smok- ng American clgarets or buying American machinery will have to spend more pounds to get those goods. School Prograir, To Be Discussed Blytheville Directors Arrange Mass Meeting In Auditorium Tonight School patrons from the Blytheville School District are being urged by members of the Blytheville School Board to aUend the muss meeting scheduled for Tt30 tonight at the High School Auditorium. The meeting, announced Saturday by Man B. Reid, president of the school board, Is planned to stimulate Interest in voting «t the school election, a week from tomorrow. At the election, voters In the Blytheville district, will take action » proposed $450.000 bond Issue 21-mlll tax, the proposed schoo' budget for 1950-51, and elect two school board members. Mr. Reid explained that though there has been no organized opposition indicated, the board wants al Interest* represented, and Is partlc ularly interested In securing i heavy vote as endorsement of the proposed building program set up recently by the board. .. LITTLE ROOK, 'feepSi •*!». Tlie possibility thai proposed mill age tax Increases and bond Issues for school purposes might be rle tested in some districts In th Sept. 27 state-wide election ha Arkansas Education officials worried. "Unless the people approve these Increases," said Hnvvey Z. Snell, "school budgets'will have lo be revised downward." Sncll. supervisor .of finance In the State Education Department, said the Increases were needed because: 1. The nwnlHir of children enrolled in public schools this year Is higher than in 1948; 2. With school districts reduced to 423, about 1,000 teachers will qualify for stale teacher alary aid; 3. Unless additional support comc.s from the locnl level the salary aid program will suffer. Many school districts are asking an Increase of eight lo 12 mills. The 1940 legislature lifted the lid on school mlllnge lax, which had been limlled to a maximum of 18 mills. An: increase has to be ap- Droved by the public, however. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T As T 143 1-8 Amer Tobacco 723-4 Anaconda Copper 27 Beth Steel 271-2 Chrysler - 52 3-8 Coca Cola 165 1-2 Gen Electric 377-8 Gen Motors 62 3-4 Montgomery Ward 53 N Y Central 10 1-2 Int Harvester 273-4 National Distillers 20 1-8 Republic Steel 20 1-4 Radio 11 7-8 Socony Vacuum 165-8 Studcbakcr .. 22 7-8 Standard of N J , 69 7-8 ' Tcu.-.s Corp 597-8 Oct. . J C Penney 54 1-2 Dee. U S SUcl 231-8 Mar. Sears, Roebuck 41 7-8 May Southern PaciUc 39 7-8iJuly Man at Cooter Slain in Cafe; Suspect Held CARUTHERSVILLB. Mo., Sept 19.—Connie Wright, 32, of Cooter, Mo., was fatally shot In Farmer's Cafe In Cooler, between 8:30 and 9:30 Saturday night by Pearson Hudson, SI, of Cooler, the Pcmtscol County Sheriff's office dlsclosec todn.y. First degree murder charges have been filed against Hudson at the request of Cnlvln Wright of St Louis, brother of the deceased. Connie Wright, who worked as plumber In Steelc, was said to have been a long-time friend of Hudson and 'details as to how the pair became involved In an argumen were not clear. Wright was reported shot three times in his left side and chest by a pistol. Hudson is being held wlthou bond in the county Jail in Caruth ersvllle. He Is scheduled to appeal for a preliminary hearing In Magistrate's Court In Caruthersville on Thursday. N. O. Cotton High Low Close Oct 2986 2976 2976 Dec 2988 2957 2959 Mar 29-11 2953 »53 May 2555 2945 2945 July 2898 2»J8 2888 New York Cotton Hish Low Close 2989 29SO 2960 Luxor a Farmer Finds Unauthorized Pickers Have Been in Hij Field B. W. Thweatt. Luxora farmer, Is looking for some cotton pickers .... and not just any pickers will do Mr Thweatl reported to Sheriff William Berryman today thit someone had stolen w e cotton from him. They didn't steal it In any of the usual ways however. These thieves went right Into the field and picked "I sent some pickers Into an unpicked field and they found about 20 rows had been picked. If those pickers will come back. I'll pay them for their work and mlsht find some more cotton they'd like to work on." Mr. Thweatt snid. He said the thieves had evidently used a truck or car In making off with about 50 or 100 pounds of cotton grown on the estate of Mrs. B. W. Thn-eatt. 2973 2960 2D07 2963 2951 2951 2W7 2963 35 Arkansas Industries Close Because of Strike LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 19. (AP) — Striking Missouri Pacific railroaders withdrew their pickets from around the Railway Mall Service station here without explanation yesterday. Meanwhile, an official of tlw Little Rock Chamber of Commerce sold 35 Arkansas Industries have 29*7 ] shut down as a result of the strikt 2951! and 19 others have reduced opera- 2W71 tions.

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