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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 20, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ DOHINAMT NEWAPAPKR OF NORTHEAST ARKANn** »NII n™rTw«.»«i- ..,..^,™>r ^"^ VOL. XU11—NO. 100 Bl>th«vllle Dally New. UlyUMvtlle Courier New Man Linked With 'Donations' In Profits Probe Tacoma, Wash., Man Received $2,500 Check From Contractor WASHINGTON, July 20. (L.I'.) — Another conjjrcsK- mnn—veteran Kcp. John iM. C-olleo, I)., \Vash.—was pushed .suddenly and dramatically today into tho middle of Hie Senate War Investigating committee's inquiry into <\;ii- profiteering. Sen. Owen Brcwsler, n., Me., a commillee member, revealed thai the couiiniticc had in ll.s possession evidence linking lli c Tacoma. Wash., new dealer to a $2,500 check from ,1 Washington war contractor. Although Ihc check was made out specifically lo Coffee's sccre- (ary. Paul A. Olson. Brewstcr sail Coffee wrote a leller to lhe con- lira Stor thankini; him profusely for lh c "slip of paper" and promising lo "be alert" whenever- his mtcrcsls were involved. Brewstcr emphasized thai lhc Coffee incident had no relation whatsoever to lhc committee's probe of a $78.000.000 Mid-western "paper empire" munitions combine. The committee yesterday sub- pcnacd 71-year-old Rep. Andrew J. May, D., Ky.. lo lell under oath what lie knows about the group. iUay Expand Inquiry Drowsier said, however, that the ' committees probe might be expanded immediately lo include the Coffee incident. At Tacoma. Coffee said thai thc check made out by Tacoma war contractor Eivind Anderson—".vas nothing more than a "campaign contribution." Coffee said that Anderson scm. him Hie check in 1911. soon after the conlra.lor was awarded a $1.000.000 contract for construction of a hospital nt Fort Lewis, Wash. The check has been brought up before in Coffee's political career.' Advised of Brcwsler"s charges, col- fce lold Tacoma reporters: "My answer is the same as it was when the same charges were published last March.. That check was received 'after" IhVfclliYg 6T~my campaign costs and therefore was not ' declared." He declined furlher comment. May Declines Comment May, chairman of llic powerful House Military Affairs committee, maintained a stony silence on thc subject of his ordered appearance bctore the committee. May merely said "Thank you" to the committee investigator who served lhe siibpena on him yesterday afternoon In thc House ofllcc building'. Constitutional .experts said that lhe Kentuckian could, invoke his constitutional immunity and simply refuse lo testify. In a nationwide broadcast last niylil. Chairman James M. Mead, D.. N. Y-. of the committee, referred dircclly lo May's reluctance lo leslify without identifying him by name. "I might say...that a man in ~ high posilion in public life should not permit his name to he referred to time and time again by apparently sincere and honest wiinesses in a public hearing and fail to rush to the defense of his name," Mead asscrlcd. "A Democratic government can funclion effectively only wbcn its people have confidence in their representatives." Testifies Mis. Jean Bales, a former secretary in the Washington office of the Erie Basin Metal Products Co., takes llic stand in Washington to testify before thc Mead Committee in connection with the investigation of a number of midwest munition firms for war pj'jfiteei ing Mrs. Bates told the committee that during her employment with the company. Senator Alben Barkley. Democrat from Kentucky, and Andrew J. May, Democrat' from Kentucky, called the 'office scv- eral limes. (NEA Telephoto.) OPA Conferees Continue Debate Hope for Agreement Seems Remote After Numerous Sessions. WASHINGTON. July 20.- (UP1 —House-Senate conferees resumed efforts lo break the deadlock on Hie OPA revival bill today Ijut held little hope of reaching agreement by nightfall. "It doesn't look very hopeful." said Rep. Brent Spcncc. D., Ky., as conferees again sought soine way to compromise differences between Senate and House versions of the bill. The principal stumbling block is In Senate, provisions to ban future controls , o.n meat, poultry, dairy products,' wheat, tobacco and pe- troletun. House conferees yesterday rejected a compromise which would retain Ihe dc-conlroi provisions but allow restoration ol ceilings if prices went wild. Seriate Democratic Leader Alben W. Barkley. Ky.. said Senate conferees had "nothing new to oiler - the situation remains Ihe same as yesterday." Spcncc said thc work of thc conferees would not be affcclccl by thc fact that the House bill was a simple resolution extending OPA until midnight toniRlil. He said there was nulliing lo prevent conferences even alter expiration of th e deadline. Rep. Frederick C. Smith, .n. O.. Blytheville Henld Mississippi VaUcj SCAT Operations Into Blylheville Clouded in Doubt New Transport Line Unable to Get Use Of Landing Field When lilythevillc will have Intrastate airplane .service remained m doubt today because of "no developments" concerning disposal of Hlylhevillc Army Air Field, now declared surplus. South Central Air Transport, Inc., I-'ayetlcvillc. yesterday announced mill inability of the City ot lily- thcville to obtain an adciiuaic field and inadequate airfield facilille., nt West Memphis arc delayini; tnaii- unratior of the company's scheduled mines to Kasl. Arkansas. Neither the Municipal Airport, operated by a committee of citizens under sponsorship of Ibe Cily of Hlylhcvllle. nor Hood Field, operated by Eugene Hootl and Edwin Stewart, arc large enough to ac- comoiodate the SCAT planes, It has been announced. Because of the status of thc Army Air Field at tills time nothing can be done until Ihc War Department decides Ihc future 01 thai field .It has been pointed jut. Mayor E. R. Jackson lias asked the Chamber of Commerce to represent the City of Blytheville In ?c- cimng "adequate facilities" and today IJ. A. Lynch, president, reported no developments which could be made public. It is the hope of local leaders that Hlytlicville Army Air Field can be used by the City of Blyllu-ville. to provide a field large enough and with runways capable of taking care of any type airplanes. Whether tills can be done at -in early date is not known. Officials of Arkansas' first inlra- state airline pointed out ye.itird.iv in Little Rock that they would like to begin service to Eastern Arkansas as soon as possible bin, that neither of two airfields at West Memphis was large enough lor safe operations and no attempt had been made to Improve either of the fields. They said Blylheville officials were anxious to have service inaugurated but added Ihc city was still negotiating for use of thc Army Air Field. Blytheville is thc farther destination on one of S. C. A. T.'s routes running from Little Rock via Batss- ville, Newport, -Jonesboro and Par- nt'ould. and West Memphis is on a route including Stuttgart, Pine Bluil and Helena. Passenger rates will be based on 7',i cents per air mile, with -a 40- ponml baggage allowance per passenger. JX3UIKAHT NBW8PAPKR OF NORTHEAST ARKANflAa AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SAS ' SATURDAY, ,IU1,Y 20, liMO Talmadge Wins In Georgia SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 100 Killed; 150 Wounded in Riot In Bolivian Capital Climaxing Move to Assassinate President Bishop Transfers Rev. Mr. Wilford Chaplain Appointed To Methodist Church Hero to Fill Vacancy Hubby Gets to Hospital Ahead of Wife, Who Was Expecting Stork Everything was, running smoothly nl the Kenneth Collier home near Dell Thursday afternoon as the young couple auaitcd a visit from Ole Man Stork but things didn't go exactly as planned. All ol a sudden, the prospective father was assailed with pains in his stomach which he never before h;<d experienced. Thinking he was "merely nervous" because of the impending evcnl," he tried to forget the pair- but, it was no usS. Ills condition became thai he was rushed to Blytheville Hospital. Two hours later he had undergone an emergency operation for acute appendicitis. Yesterday morning, Mrs. Collier entered the hospital and in mid- afternoon their: first child was born -a son. He has been named Kenneth Howard Collier Jr. Daddy and mother arc in nearby rooms and baby is In the nun>- <\ry, with all members of lhe family doing fine. A nurse took the infant lo tho bedside of his father, us well as his mother, for n first look at their child, which was a new routine. At/ee Raps Churchill For Opposing Rationing DURHAM. England, July 20. (UP) —Prime Minister Clement R. Att- lec denounced opposition lender Winston Churchill before an Eemblaeo of coal miners today, charging that Churchill "has cease;] to be a statesman and lias become rather like sonic of our brighter and cheaper newspaper editors." had called the attention of ronfcrces to the lime limit in ..... House bill. Many conferees fell that failure lo break the de-control dcacll.x* today would make il necessary lor them to return lo their respective Houses for furlher inslruclions. Buyers Continue To Lodge Protest 15y Unilci! Press Consumers' boycotts protesting rising food prices continued throughout the nation today, but except in scattered instances little effect was noted. At least one meat packer signified approval of the boycotts O. M. Foster, president of John Morrcll and Co., at Ottumwa, la . said. "When prices arc abnormally high, people can discriminate in' their purchases, or buy substitutes y or do xvithont." "In that manner", he said, "we achieve more effective price control than any OPA can promulgate in a thousand years." Tired bul happy, Eugene Talmadue, lefl, smiles as nrws of his victory in the Cieoi-Bia primaries is r.nnoimccd at his Atlanta luMukiuarlers Hoy Hams, f.irmer Speaker of the House of Representative.'! who aided Talmadge in his race lor cin'ormir. shares his Joy Taxicab Driver Causes Accident Three in Another Car Have Narrow Escape On Dusty Highway Three members of a family narrowly escaped death last night, when (heir cat was crowded off a gravel road by ;, laxicab, they reported. Mrs. W. L. Wages, 70. received injuries which necessitated hos- pitaliKUion. At lilylheville: iios.r pita], she has severe lacerafc the hiDid.. bruises uii. r 'aie• and bruises nvcr the hojlyj 1 - ller daughter, Mm. ''H.~ o. Wright, escaped will) bruises and lacerations and Mr Wright received only severe scratches. They are at their home. 104 South I5!li. The car. driven by Mr. Wri«bt. turned conmlelclv over into a ditch when the driver was forced off llic road because of a passing molorisl. he said. Members of lhe family said a "lighl green taxi with loiter* in red..and,.while" passed Ibeni near .,1110 Hcecc school, , on the promised. Land'• road southeast or Fj.vlhnvillc. al iibout il:25 d'nlorlc us, llioyi were fcturhihg from visiting friends in thc country. They said the laxi driver swerved as he passed their cr.r and cut immediately in front ol their machine, causing the diivcr to have lo apply his breaks quickly as dust filled the car. He did not r.lop. lie had slowed up when lie heard a car approaching or all might, have been killed, and only the sice! lop and shatlcr-rirnol glass prevcntd their being sri- ,Jy injured,shr lirdtai'dniida'nantlii injured. Mr Wright said. "Ishop I'mil ]•;. Martin of Ihe Arkansas-lxuilslana area of HIM Methodist Church In Ulllc Hock today announced the t runs IV i- of the rti.v. K. I!, wilfnrd. pnator nl the l''irsl Mclhodlsl Church here for the past live years, to hi' superintendent of the natcsvillc District us a result of changes iiecessllnleil by Ihe dcalh (his week In .loncs- boro of Ihe Rev. s. II. Wluuhw, p:,s- lor of Klrst Church In that City. The Itcv. Hoy llagley. whu has been serving overseas us an Army chaplain, lias been assigned temporarily lo Illy) hrvllle and will serve unlll Hie annual mcetlim In ,,.,.. ,., , , | October ol the North Arkansas C<m- (NI..A lclephoto.1 fen ..... ,. „[ || U , Metliudlsl Church The appolnlmenls will bccom ; ef- fecllve Auiiusl 1, the Iiev. J. ,v CSiillln. district siipcrlnleiidenl .ialtl today Willie In Hlylhcvllle. The Uev. Henry Cioodloe, who has been ticivlni: as MlperlntuiKieni of Ihe llalesvilli' DlKlrtct, lius bee Grand Jurors Probe Bribe Accusations TIOXARKANA. Tex.. July 20. UP)—Tbe Grand Jury session Planned divor.e actions and ad- callcd when three city aldermen bribes of $1.000 for an aifirmativc vote on n real estate deal was resumed loday. In yesterday's .session, attorneys for the (luce men attempted to keep Special Prosecutor Otto Atchlcy out of thc grand jary room. Attorney Elmer Lincoln prc- leslcd that Atchlcy. as (he al'or- ncy for the Tcxarkana ncwspa! crs should be disqualilicd because Hi.* aldermen involved were considering filing a suit for libel against thc newspapers. Alchley was called to serve as prosecutor by a citizen's committee formed recently and took the position with permission of District Attorney Wetclon Glass. In 102nd District Court. Judge N. L. Dalby. who called the jury session, said that he saw no reason for exclusion of the special prosecutor. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly clouiiy day, tonight and Sunday. Scatt Ihundeishowers loday. Nail Shortage Slows Building Over Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, July 20. <Uf-> — for want ot a nail the she was lost. And now it appears that for want of a nail construction in Arkansas is due for a slowdown. Contractors reported hcr c today- thai it is practically Impossible to Ret popular size naik eight to IB penney and thai finishing and roofing i la i] s arc hard lo find. They [ire searching for nails in very town all d hamlet in the slate. Thc cost i s more, they say. but jobs can be continued if a kct; or two can be found. Meanwhile. Ihc government announced ilia i the Army and Navy will release some 12,000.000 pounds of nails—enough to built! 30,acO six-room houses. Immediate release will relieve Ihc crisis, contractors said. Polio Case Reported JONESUOIiO. Ark.. July 20. (IJI'i —The fifth case of infantile paralysis has been reported in Craifilie;' I County. Mary Ella Arncll. fivr- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mi". K. C. Arnctt of Monrttc. has Ijcn taken to a Lilllc Ilock hospital I or IrcaluicnL Cotton Pickers Sought for State Congressman Joins Extension Service In Asking for 3,500 Itcprescnlaltvc K. CJ. Galhlngs. West Memphis, announced today Hint plans arc underway to .shift Imported workers now In the United state:; to Arkansas 1 0 n s- slst In harvesting this year'n yciir's bumper collon crop. lve Ciiithmgs hnscon- ^-,-^.ir officials of tlie Agriculture Department's Labor Hianch and has pointed out thc need for sufficient labor to lake care 01 the crops now in the fields. Application for apprnximalcly 2,500 workers has been submitted by the State Extension Service and It Is hoped they will reach Arkansas by October Vacant houses on Arkansas furms arc cxpcled to be used for honshui laborers; however, living conditions and housing facilities will be sub.ird to the [nsnrcllnn and. approval . of (lie Agriculture. IMp'aHnlchC' ' ."•'•' Nn definite wage scale has boon worked out as yet, bill it is reported Mint a prevailing price per hundred pound of cotton will be established at an early date. A|i|ili<a(i<ms for the use of ini- Iinrled lahur shmiM |>r rnactr tliri)ii K |, Hi,. <:<innty who ill turn Mil,mils then] to Ilir- Slali- l:\ Service fur In- rhi.sion in its rrporl to tbe AR- rirullnrr Drpartmi-nt (in the Stale's latmr requirements. "Every effort will be made." Oathines "lo have sufficient labor during thr? |»ak of the harvcsling season so thai the cotton will not deteriorate.' In Ihe fields. I shall continue lo insist that Arkansas' farm labor re- rinircmcnl.s ar(- recognised and filled. The Agriculture Council ot Arkansas is pulling forth every effort lo alleviate the labor Khorl- iisc," Mr. Galhlngs poinlcd out hi Ihe statement issued in Washington. bor the Bullets Shower Balcony Filled With Government Officials Promoted lo Misl Church In ,J>.mc.s- to nil ihe yiicancy caused bv liev. Mr. Wiggins' death. Iti't-nnl Here I'raisril III cominciillni; on Ihu Rev. M r . Wilford's llve-yeav piuilorulc In lily- I Ihcvllle, lhe Rev. Mr. Gallln saltl:' "nuilng Iho live years of Ihu Rev. Wilford's pastorale large hid'ensc-n I have been made In tho church I membership mid tlnanccs. and a I building fund of more (ban $l()().nil(l 'worth of bonds has been raised for the creel Ion of a new auditorium when malerials are available. "Because of the outstanding leadership of nrothor Wllfurd In the North Arkansas Conference, in church administration building- aud all of lhc Bcncrnl \V»>k oflhcfclnii'ch' he Is Mnlnnnlly ruled to enter llio Illshop's Cabinet, where the oppnv- Umlllcs for larger service will be Hivcn lo him. The friends of lhe Wllforda in lilylhevlllo and In this section of the district will regret very much lo lose Ihis tine family from |hcii> midst, but wilt rejoice In that (heir fine qualities of Christian living have been recngnlxcd by the church. Thc interest of all will follow them to lhc|r new Held. •'."Itia Rev. Mr. IJagley, one of our lino young ministers, will i;lvi: guidance and leadership to 'ilie cliureh In a most splendid way un- lil the forthcoming- session of Annual Conference." Farm Women to Start Tues'day On Vacation at Reelfoot Lake 92-Dcgrce Temperature Reported for Blythoville Tlie official weather thermometer here said it was 02 degrees yesterday n nd no hotter hut some bc- Iievcd that thermometer for mc;t cf the oilier weather recorders in Blytheville read about. 06 to 33 degrees, depending on location 01 the thermometer. Minimum during last night was 72 degrees, according to the ol tidal reading. High in the slate yesterday was 104 degrees at Gilbert, Scarcy County, only one notch below thc season's record of 105 there Thursday, It's vacation time again for invin families, as well as city folks. ;uu! some of the rural women in Nnrln Mississippi Counlv are prcparinc fur their annual "rest" from papa •!«(! thc kids. Bright and cnrly Tucsdny morning approximately '10 women of ill' Home Demonstration Clubs will kiss their husbands and children uo->;l- bye and sol. forth for the 11th annual Home Demonstration KOM Camp. This vear. it will be al Uc'-llcot Ijikc. Tcnn., where three tinv; l;r- foro Ihc women have eninyod several days of camp life, free Iroia the cares of cooking meals t-> plrase lhe family, milking the cow. canning and all (he other mi;apni'is tasks which make a farm woman's life a strenuous one. Now all mothers urban nntl rural—love their babies and hu;,t:,->nd3 but Ihcy love them more >' tlicv sometimes are free from earlnc for them, and so no babies nor husbands are allowed at the camp, except for lhe last day. Then, mothers who could not attend because of no one to keep Hie baby, may bring their offspring an'l If a man shows up, he may stay and help "break camp." It is expected each of the 32 clubs will have al least one \ al- tcnd. They will leave bv motor Tuesday morning, shortly "fi" C'.'.'.!..'rii)p al i IK com 1 '. :n.".t.s- here. at 7:30 o'clock, and return late Thursday aflernoon. They will live in collage:; there with each woman paying Tjf) ccnls rcgislration fee and expense; of beds will be borne bv the Counly Council of Home Dcnuinslr.dion Clubs. Kach woman will take he.' own food but. meals will Ije prepared lo- getlier. Thc program is interesting but not strenuous. Kach club will bo responsible for one or two came:;, to be played, there will be a demonstration in making jelly and scoring canned products—pcrhap:; lo t"!l the husbands they worked as well as played— ami Ihc women will make novelties while they sit around camp. There will be swimming in the Mississippi River and Ihe day will close with a twilight vesper >cr\ice. In past years clubs at Skidway. I.cachviile, T5ox Elder and olhcr.5 In Western Mississippi County have topped the registration. Camps in the past have been held at Harris Park here. Lone Oak, near Blytheville. Walker Park heic, Shelby County Park near Memphis, Reelfoot Lake, three limes: Walcott, Ark., three limes; Dogwood school near Dlylhevlllc, and -Sunset Park at Grtdcr, twice. The women will be accompanied by Miss Cora Lee Colcman, home demonstration, agent. Assessments For Food Prices Here Show Big Variation , ?° S , loday AKK.A, Chile, July «). (U.P.)—Norder reports from' La I a/, today suut 100 per.son.s were killed and 150 wounded in the Bolivian capital dni'ino; (l revolutionary outbreak cli- ma.xwl by lhe woiiiidinpr of three high officials in an at- letnpl (<i Mssnssinate rnwidnnt Gvtalbei'to Villni-roe! Hlnody I'iolinjr 1,,-oko 0 |,t Tuesday in Lit Pax, according lo advices I mm tho capilal. The Government OI-KIHI La o!".!,:. iuil , )v !', l ' sm; movement" WIIH master-inind- Aires, evidently by Bolivian Vlllnrrotsl and Ills government appeared to have the situation In hand lo a greater or lesser extend Tlie president hail lhe support of lhc army and police, fragmentary"'' i'0|x>rls seeping over the frontier suld. Unofficial accounts said villar- roel. prompted by thc wholesale bloodshed and his own narrow t-s- capi- from n hull of bullets which' splattered a platform on which he was speaking, hud decided to shake up Iho government. Thc new regime will be composed entirely ot army men, tho report said. Indicating the possibility of a virtual military coup. Vlllarrocl was speaking to a crowd which galhered around the •government palace when the sliootlnr occurrcd. The crowd apparently luuf gathered Iwforc the palace to pro- lesl against government policy which would prompt the violence and terrorism. Builds .Shower Balcony Suddenly a rally of gunfire came from the crowd, thc bullets showering tho balcony platform wlicra thc president stood. Wounded were. Col. Julio Pinto, acting foreign ml'j-' islcr and one of thc "strong men" Vlllarrocl had 'gathered around him; Oon. Francisco, Barrcro, army chief of stall; unit Lt. Col. Luis Aria Pacheco, presidential aide. All were on Ihu balcony with the president,. A |»1 Iceman was killed outright assassination. Three men broke into his home and injured a man whom they apparently mistook for him. One report from tlie capital snid GO persons were killed and many wounded In pitched battles In Ihc streets of La Pa/. Thursday. A traveler from thc capital said he count- cii thc bodies of 15 students, among them one woman, in thc Pusco Prado, as well as eight bodies of civilians In front of tho Paris Hotel. I,a Pax police announced they had sclMct a "great quantity" of arms with markings similar to used In neighboring countries. Kcv. S. II. Craigheod Probors Find Evidence of Block Purchases. JONESUOllO, Ark . July 20. (UP) •Kvldencc of apparent block buying of imll taxes has been uncovered In Cralghaead County by a special committee of thc Craighead Democratic Committee and lh e Investigators are making a check of Uicsc receipts to determine If assessment.'; were made In every Instance. I'oll lax receipts cannot be legally issued Unless the recipient <>! the receipt lias filed an assessment. Persons who have ass<w:ed may authorise agents to obtain their receipts for them, but sucli authorisation mnsl be In writing. licllef was expressed that Iho invcstlgallon now umler way In this county may materially rcducit thc number n f voters qualified t" liarticlpale In the preferential primary July ao, and subscyuent elections. The Investigation was ordered W J""«o C. D. Krlcrson Sr.. ehalnna n c most cs- of the committee, alter several ger- 'h'l^hc "n I VC f br ' nlt , sons lml <°"""»""« "«y wcro M5i- highest prices in local c d as eligible to vole although I hey Food soaring .':cnllal ing the hlslry. Sweet milk was selling for ID cent-'; al one or more stores, when I you could find it. although at! least one of lhe larger downtown' stores had a price of 10 cents. ' Hacon could not be found by a shopper unknown lo his butcher, it was said, but those pmchii.slng the fancy cut of side meat paid varying prices. Some stores sold bacon for .18 ccnls and some for CO while a chain store said tlie price was 50 cents but he had no bacon. liuller was "sky high" with scv- ral stores selling for as much as 87 cents per pound while a downtown store had butler for 79 ccnls. lircal has been II ccnls per loaf for sotn clime. Not so r.iK.cssary but very popular here arc barbecue iKirk sandwiches, which have sharply Increased in price. One eating place advinccd Iho price from 20 lo 25 cenls tli day OPA ended and continued Ihat price loday. It was understood, but anolhcr business of Ibis kind sold pig sandwiches yrslcrdoy for 30 ccnls each. Some items of food have not In- rrfca.srd in price here at all, .1 limited survey revealed, but It was difficult lo locate prices on numerous Item.'; without buying them and what reporter could afford to buy much food at present prices? checked closely u> determine If agents purchasing large blocks ot receipts, while anolhcr hasf!7, and from (hose persons t o whom Inc poll (ax receipts were Issued One agent Is reported lo havo purchased i> block of 332 poll tax rccclpls .while another has 07, and a third agent 95. There arc iiuiift'i- ous agents listed on thc assessment books as having purchased from 'JO to 50 poll lax receipts. The tax collector's office his turned over all assessment books lo tin; committee in lhc investigation. Electric Shop Purchased by Two Veterans Alvin Lane and H. C. Medlin have purchased thc Rowcn Electric Shop and will conduct the partnership business as R repair firm. To be active in thc business, which Inter will Include scllini; or electrical equipment, when more Is available, w m Ire Mr. Lane and Harold Medlin whose father is an owner. The business recently was moved from Railroad street to 129 South First. Mr. Lane, who served with the Armored Alvlston of thc Army, 'returned home 18 months ago. Prior to entering service he was witli Western Electric Company. Harold Medlin also Is a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army Air Forces. Thc eider Mr. Medlin Tvill continue hts position with. Taystee ISreari Company. Consumer Resistance Bears Fruit in Memphis MEMPHIS. July 20. (UP)-Consumer resistance to high butler prices will result In a 4',4 to 5 cent drop in wholesale prices here Monday, Frank E. Kestcr, wholesale distributor, said today. "Tne price Is so high consumers are passim? up butter," Kestcr said. "Some of the large stores nro sclllug only two or three pounds a dnv.'' Contracts Let For Bridges On Highway 14 Mississippi County wilt have two new bridges over a road recently laken into thc state. Highway sys- Icm. it was announced following a meeting yer.lcrdny of Iho Arkansas Highway Commission. Two bridges of timber, reinforced concrete and steel bridges on the Highway 14, will be constructed soon.^ Awarding of thc contrcat .totaling $36,120.50 for 327.25 feet of bridgework, was made conditionally pending a check of estimated steel costs. A. W. Warren ot North Little Rock was awarded the contract. • «^f« r County Judge Roland Green said today that the two bridges were sorely needed ns they both crossed canals, about 100 yards apart, and that the county roail only recently became a P»rt of the stale system. School Children Give , Broad Demonstration Of Free Enterprise N EWYORK, July 20. (UP) — Soft drinks were sold for as cheap as a penny a glass on Times Square today. The drinks were peddled by three Manhattan school children, firm believers of free enterprise, who set up a homemade lemonade stand on the sidewalk in the heart of the entertainment belt. Thc children, Richard castf.lano. 13. his sister, Diann, 11, and Marie Plres. 11. admitted they <};fln't get much competition Irom the numerous soft drink stands in the neighborhood. Richard said they made S2.35 trie first day and had sold $1.35 wn-th of lemonade up until 3 p.m. yci- terday when they ran out. After that they served pineapple, lulce and seltzer water purchased Kern a nearby grocery. "People drink anything that's cold on these hot days," Rlchwyl explained, . % i..'.. •4-4] Drinks at the stand rangrfl from one to seven cents, depending up-. on the sUe ol the cuatoaer'j thirst.

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