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COURIER NEWS THE DOMCTAlrr HEWBPAMK 0> NORTKKABT UUCAHBU AKD BOOTBXA*t UT88OUHI VOL. XLV—NO. 16« Blythertll* Courlic Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESPAY, OCTOBER 5, 1949 TWELVE, PAGES' SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Yankees; Dodgers Play Score less Ball for Six Innings NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—The Brooklyn Dodgen «id th» N»w York Yankees battled through six timings of the first World 8er«« fain* of 19i9 to a scoreless tie here this afternoon. ; . t Allle Reynolds started on the hill for the American Liacu* cnam- ion Yankees and Don Newcombe, th* Dodger* Negro ace, ttarted for the National League pennant winners. . . ' At the end of the sixth inning the Yankees garnered three hit* off Newcombe, two, a double and a single by Reynolds, and the Dodgers had collected but one safe blow, & first Inning double by -Johnny Jorge nson. +———— > —: —. . : one left. ' - White House Colts Lewis Brooklyn First Reese grounded to Henrich, unassisted. Jorgesson doubled to left center. Snider struck out. Robinson Hied to Mapes in right field. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. Yankees First Rlzzuto popped to Hodges. Hen-' rich grounded out, Reese to Hodges. Bcrra popped lo Reese. No runs, no hits, no errors. ' Brooklyn Second Hcrmanskl walked. Furlllo walked forcing Hermanski to second. Hodges, bunted two foul and then hit into fast double play, .Reynolds to Hlzzuto to Henrich with Hermanski going to third. Campanella filed to Manes in right. No runs, no hits, one left. Tanks Second DIMaggio struck v out. Lindell singled to left. Johnson struck out. Mapes struck out. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. MORE Brooklyn Third Newcombe grounded out Rizzuto to Henrich. Reese bunted out Johnson to Henrich, Jorgesson grounded out Coleman to Henrich. No hits, no luns, no errors, none lelt M Yank, Third ^ Colem.m called out on strikes Reynolds doubled down left fieU line. Rizzuto popped to Robinson in short - right. Henrich'popped to Reese. No runs, one hit, no errors Brooklyn Fourth Snider fouled to Johnson at third. Robinson bounced out : Johnson to ilenrich. Hermanski filed to Mapes In right. No runs, no hits, ho errors, none left. ' Tanks Fourth ' Berra grounded out Reese to Hodges. DiMaggio popped to Robinson in short right. Linden filed to Snider In center. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. MORE .-..,Brooklyn Fifth Furillo safe on Colemah's error on grounder. Hodges grounded out Johnson to Henrich with Furillo going to second. CampeneUa drew base on balls. Newcombe struck out Reese forced Furrilo at third. No runs, no hits, one error, two left Tanks' Fifth Johnson struck out. Stapes struck out. Coleman struck out. No runs no hits, no errors, none left. Brooklyn Sixth Jorgeson walked. Snider struck out. Robinson filed deep to DlMag- gio in . center Jorgeson held first Hermanski struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left/ Yanks Sixth Reynolds singled to left. Rizzuto forced Reynolds at second but throw to first too late to get Rtaulo.'Hen- rich flied deep to Snider In center Berra struck out: No runs, one hit no errors, one left. Church Loyalty Nans Take Form Blytheville Minister* /Arrange for Month Of Special Activities ^Church public relations were dls- •us&ed yesterday at the meeting of he Blythevllle.Ministerial Alliance t the First Baptist Church, after report on poster display* in con- ectlon with Church Loyalty Month. October was set aside by-the Bly- heville ministers as Church Loyal- y Month, and early in the month Istributed pasters Inviting church ttendance. Posters were placed in most store windows and many busi- ess firms have the posters promt- ently displayed. Further mean* of publicizing the hurch and its place In comumni- y and individual life was discussed, nd the Rev. O. Miessler, pastor of he Lutheran Church, and the Rev. W. J. Pitzliugh, rector of the St. Stephens Episcopal Church, were lamed as a two-member committee o report on this at a future meet- Magazine Says Racketeers Are Threatening Missouri JEFFERSON 'CITY, Mo., Oct, — (tP) —Racketeers Forrest; Smith's ' by edgng back inl»-l Batuiday Ev^UJgWrai r __ 111 p^. article published -t Joe Alex 'Morris looks at the PiesV-.. dent's* home state under'-the^ "title" "Can the Racketeers Recapture Missouri?'* , So far, he says, the lid has been kept on against; big,time gambling in Kansas City and St ,Louis But political observers expect "an explosive "climav In the racketters' comeback campaign," Morris reports. He credits the vigilance of Kansas City, St. Louis and St. Joseph newspapers with slowing up the drive Morris says the comeback coincides with the political rise of ^l^iarlea Binaggio, north side Kansas City political leader, who is credited with helping to elect Smith. The Post writer quotes Binaggio IIeutenants~as saying they expect to take over both Jackson County courthouse and the Kansas City municipal building by 1051. He adds that "some of the state's most astute prophets are now _convinced that only a miraculously big blow will stop Binagglo's canoe." The article notes that Smith has promised to enforce the laws but he says hoodlums "gave little evidence that they were able to grasp the meaning of his words." Smith said yesterday he had not rend the article and , had nothing to say about It. : Mo-Pac Officials, Unions Still in Bitter Deadlock ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5. (/P)— The Missouri Pacific and four striking unions are still 'having a bitter tug of war In their dispute that tied up the railroad Sept, 9. Which side will weaken? There TJas no evidence today that either would make any immediate major concessions. Both seemed determined to settle only on their own company has steadfastly terms. The maintained there would be no settlement unless the strike first is called off. The unions insist that the biggest part of 282 claims against the railroad must be paid before they order some 5.000 operating employes back to work. Latest move In the struggle was made yesterday by Guy A. Thompson, MoPac trustee. He called the iinion chiefs in for a meeting— and mlly rejected their proposal 5>t the big pending money cases be settled by direct negotiation. Thompson renewed his offer to give Ihe dispute, arising from Inf terprctatlon of operating rules, to a board of three referees. The unions promptly turned down this offer for the second time. • Not one of the 282 union claims that touched off the strike has been settled thus far. No further meet- Ings were scheduled. : Oct 5 (AP) — iiefs of the United State. ;her western nations star active work today on plans to poo their military might against an aggressive attack. They make up the defense com mittee -provided for In the new North Atlantic Pact US military headquarters In the Pentagon WL_ the scene for the opening meeting The mam tasks of the group in the two-day session are to set u eight, or more organizations i'hic will do. the real military spadework and to.clear the way for the billion dollar- flow.of American''arms al Just approved by Congress. President Truman's Sept. 23 an nouncement of the Soviet- atornl explosion gave a sombre urgency t/ the meeting, but did not advanc it. Arrangements have been hi pro gress for weeks. . . Britain's A. V. Alexander an Paul . Ramadier of France were among the defense ministers o hand.. ' Secretary of Defense Louis John son, top American representatH and chairman, was on the projra; for an Informal welcome and ad dress before doors were close J f o the initial working session. As a first 'order of business, th defense'committee had the creatlo of (1) a military committee compos ed of chiefs of staff, <2) a three-na tion standing group with the Unite States. Britain and France repre sented, (3) a supply and productio board to supervise the distrtbutio and manufacture of arms and H five regional planning groups. Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman o the American Joint chiefs of staf Is the U.S. representative on bot the professional military committi and . the three-nation standlr group. The two-day session of the de fense comittee Is to be followed im mediately by the first, work of th military committee, composed of th chiefs of staff or their represent* tives . New York Cotton Oct. Dec, Mar M?y s July t "" J l Open High Low 1:34 28M 3*K »71/J»T* 3*7 »7i S»7S iHn. ZW54 Wit 2*82 3M7 2985 29§» 2949 »1* a»U European Nations .' Remove Trad* Blocks ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. S. Paul O. Hoffman reported tod. that Great Britain, France ' «n Italy have agreed to a sweepln removal of trade barriers betwee themselves i -d other Marsha plan nations. The Economic Cooperation minlstrator said the three countrl have lifted import restrictions o as much as 55 per cent of their lota purchases from the 13 other coun tries participating In the Europea Recovery Program. "This i« a practical move toward creating within Western Europe th same sort of free Intercourse th has proven so fruitful among th 48 states in our oirn country," tl foreign . aid chieftain asserted. DriVer Fr H. T. CMT wag fined $33 an cost, in Municipal Court this morn Ing on his p)«» of guilty to * ch»rg 'Of driving while under the In c« Ifcwor. *Union LeoJer it Summoned to Session On Coaf Strike Friday WASHINGTON, Oct. B. The government today called J»hn L. Lewfe and wtt «M| tftr- aton to a meetiiif Friday In an effort (o end Uw thru-week ahutdom. ' PITTSBURGH, Oct. ,». l/P}—The sovernment Is considering cl»mp- ng down on the export of steel In ;he face of dwindling Inventories which threaten Idleness, to hundreds of thousands In American Industries. . •;,.•.'. Many companies are taking pre- jautlonary steps of their own as the nationwide steel strike joes Into its fifth day. - : • . Rationing Sjftem Westlnghouse Electric Corporation put a rat'onlng system ln,to effect today on many appliances. There's no sign of peace in the steel strike. . And the picture remains almost as dark In the coal walkout. The double-barrelled attack on America's economy has idled 513,000 steel workers and 380,000 United Mine Workers. The issues are ubout. the same. The workers want a better pension and welfare program. Let's take a look a 1 the picture in steel: . ..-..'. •Philip Murray,'president of .... steelworkers, U standing pat on his demand that industry pay all the costs of a pension and welfare program. Industry is standing pat, too. It will pay up to 10 cents an hour—but Insists workers chip In a few cents 'an hour, too. There are no negotiating sessions in sight. The government Is keeping hands off for the present. That doesn't mean that the government Isn't concerned. Secretary of Commerce Charles .Sawyer says he's considering Imposing •-. exporl controls on steel. That would keep more steel In America, prolonglnj employment In many industries ir case the strike isn't ended soon. ; Almost as Sawyer was talking Westinghouse placed a number ol home appliance! ori ah allocation basis to distributors and dealers These Include large model refrigerators, electric ranges.' washing machines, clothes driers,- . vacuum cleaners, water heaters and fans. Repercussions of the / steel walkout are coming from ^^trolt For the most part, auto companies nav< enough steel on hand to make aut>« for a month However, 1000 em- ploye* of Packard Motors car company will be Idled tomorrow and Friday Packard wants to surre] ... , the situation and'adjust Its work- Other ministers attending 'the I ing schedjile to the supply of stee' meeting Included thp Rev. E. T. on hand There's not a great deal, of worrying over the lack of coal although the UMW walkout of soft coa miners is now In its I7th day There's still enough coal : abovi ground to keep most of Iridustr; humming at least, another month. Reports of sporadic violence come from soft coal fields:'dally'. '-.The latest flareup r.as in Virginia la:1 night. > • few arrests were made.' • U.S., Britain and Canada in A-Bomb Partnership Deaf WASHINGTON, Oct 5. (AP) ''— Undersecretary of State Webb said today the United States, Britain and Canada are considering a "partnership" in the atomic energy field;., He told: a news conference that "good progress" in exploring' '..fell possibility was made in the recent American-British - Canadian' talks ng. Union Service Scheduled In other action yesterday the group voted to contact United Na- lons representatives to show thanks or the Inclusion of a prayer room n the new building, and a tetter Is o be sent to Dean Morley, commissioner of revenues in Arkaaisas showing approval of his stand rela- -Ive to the export liquor licenses. The ministers, headnl by the Rev >ster D. Strubhar, president, and >astor of the First Christian 3hurch, voted to .' plan union Thanksgiving services, and the Rev S C. Brown, pastor, of First Bap- -ist 'Church'was appointed chairman, to work with the Rev. Harvey Cidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Thurch, on plans for-the services. Basketball Trims Planned -J. P; Garrott, director of the Bly- heville "Y" WHS named chairman of a committee to: work out plans tor a basketball league, after, the group voted proval of church partic- patiori in the legues. Each church is scheduled to have a team entered u i^ Mr ' Garrott, 1 " work™>Mr. MIesler am )am on Current River Disputed Miisouricms Taking Sides in Proposed Flood Control Plan DONIPHAN, Mo., Oct. 5. W) — Everyone In Rlpley County U not pposed to the recommended flood ontrol dam on the Current River ear here as might be Indicated bj ews of-activities of those opposing he 0.8. Engineers program, J, R, Baker, president-of the newly or- antzed Current RI T Boosters Association said today. In fact, says Baker, more than .000 persons have already signed Mtltlons supporting the program rid these petitions will be submit- ed to the engineers at a public hearing scheduled to be held at Newport, Ark., Oct. 12. retitlon* out "We have petitions out all along he river in Rlpley County anc n northeast Arkansas," said Baker 'and hope to have at least 8.00C names on them by the time we go to Newport. We expect to have 35 carloads of Current River boosters on that trip to back up our peti- lons." ' The Ozark Protective Association, another civic organization here, has been strongly opposing the dams contending they "would destroy the natural beauty along one of Missouri's most beautiful streams." The Doniphan Chamber of Commerce, meeting yesterday,- voted 100 per cent, Baker said, .to back the engineer's plan. Among those leaders in the Chamber of Commerce supporting -.-.the. Current River Boosters Organization, which was created out of the C. of C. membership, are Qarrett Hunt, R. C. Garrison, -B. B. Johnston, Henry Braschler, Arthur Braschler and C A. .Harris, all local businessmen. m, pastffr'6 list Church? wil perfect plans 'for' the" basketball . . . Kelleyrthe Rev Rojai C Schultz. the BSr; Roy I. Bagley, Dr. Alfred A meeting will be conduet- am November 7, at the Church. Luthe Minton Expected To Take Oath as Justice Promptly WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. (AP) — Backed by top-heavy Senate approval, Judge Sherman Minton was expected today to take the oath of office promptly as a member of the United States Supreme Court. :,.The law-makers approved his appointment last night by a vote of « to is after batting down a motion to send the nomination back to the judiciary committee. Minton, who will be 59 years old l;°™ ' at °mic matters. These disciu- Octobcr 20, was named by President'"' "' Truman to succeed the late Justice' , Wiley B. Rutledge. He takes to the i three .governments would require court an eight-year record as a ' congressional approval. Present laws judge of the seventh circuit court of forbid American scientists from passing secret atomic information to other nations. Arms 'Aid Bill Ready WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. W) appeals. Minton's confirmation came after Senator Morse (R-Ore.) failed on a 45 to 21 vot* to send the appointment back to committee with Instructions to require testimony from the nominee. m (R-Mich.) and | chance to ask Minton about the. views he expressed on public ques- A group „, legislat()rs who helpe < is a(-stccr the legislation through Con — " i gress have been Invited to 7 Deal's hey-day from 1935 to IM1. I the signing at 10 a.m.. ! CST. arras aid .to North Atlant Those supporting '.he program contend .only 1.627 acres of farm land out of a total of 74,042. acres In the county, will be Hooded by the reservoir which would be created by,the dam, and that the lake would make Doniphan the-center of » very profitable recreation «rei. Contest Rained Out; m To Be Given 'oyceesP/on •or Speeches, Donee Indoors Although the picking com- ctilion on the National Cot- 011 Picking Contest program as been definitely rained out, ie remainder of the events 'ill be held Friday either j n - oors or out, contest commifc- ee members said today. LEAVING-TOWN—Residents proceed cautiously down main street at Port Lavaca, Tex,, as they leave town before the expected hurricane hits the Texas coast. Heavy rains all day long left the main streets ol this coastal city flooded with water. <AP wirephoto).. Rains Causing Much Concern, But Cotton losses at Minimum Hains this week which have flooded Mississippi Countj fields \vith nearly two inches of water, have not yet reache< the alarming stage,-County Agent Keith J. Bilhrcy said thib morning, and unless the inins continue for a longer penot than expected, faimeis should not be in too bad a stupe. Jaycees Sponsor New Scout Unit for Blytheville 'The Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce last night completed plans for a new Boy Scout troop to'be sponsored by the organization, ana Lloyd W' was named Institutional representative. : '. ' 'The Scout .leaders were selected last night and the troop will begin activities .immediately. The first arid third Tuesday night, have been tentatively . set at meeting nights for the new. troop. The troop will meet in the-Scout b\:lldlng on the American Legion lot. Earl Stabler, Junior High School coach, a former scoutmaster at Conway, will be scoutmaster of the new troop. Owen (Buddy) Harrison, will be the assistant scoutmaster. Sir. Wise, as head of the Jaycee Youth Committee, will represent the Institution at council and district activities. The,troop committee will Include: • James M. Gardner, chairman, William -A: Carter, Charles R. Moore, Tom Taylor and Marshall Blackard. : . The formation of the troop was completed by the Organization arid Extension Committee of the North Mississippi County Dlstr^t of Boy Scouts, headed by James Roy. At last night's meeting those to direct the new troop were shown a film, "Scout Trail to Citizenship," by Wilson Bo'haning, field scout executive for Mississippi County. The film pictured Scouting activities from the Cub Pack through the Explorer Post, «nr) related Scout- Ing activities to community life. "Tile rains we have had during* the past five days have been more or less>slow, steady drizzles,'- Mr. Bllbrey said, "and do not- damage crops like hard rains. The situation is not considered serious • at this tune," ICotton 'grades 'are naturally expected to go down' following rains like th.ese • but the'Adrop'.shouldn't »e a. nerious one"\We can still hope fona lot of lunshlne yet" 1- Mr. Bllbrey predicted that should the rains stop by tomorrow, ithree or four days of sunshine'and some wind would put the farmers back in.the fields. "Pickers have been keeping cot-. ton pretty well up," Mr Bilbrcyi said, "and there is much less cot-' ton taking the rain-now than there would have been at this time last year. Sure, there's a lot of open cotton in the fields but not as much as.there wn-s this time last year." "The reason.wliy these slow drizzle rains are not as damaging to cotton crops as harder ones, Is tecause hard rains wash mud on the lower bolls of the plants mid lower the grade of the bottom crops considerably. Slow rains don't do that as' badly. After these slow type rains, a few.days of sunshine and wind will bleach the cotton white again." Most of the early varieties of soybeans were combined before the present rains set In, Mr. Bilbrey said. The. later varieties have matured rather rapidly In the past 10 days Soybeans Open High Low 1:30 NOT ...... 233W 233« 23071 231 Deo 23316 234 231 231 Mar 233!t 233*1 231U 23HJ May ,. 230K 23IH1 228H 228 and with sunshine Rnlsoy and OE den combining should start abou Oct. 15. Rains this week have been gooi In a small way, the county neen said They have been an" aid. to fnl alfalfa sectilngs, . small pastures small grains and wnat looks Ilk T. record planting of winter legun jr> North Mississippi County. Robert Graves President Of StateGroup Robert Graves, Osccola rcalto- yp-sterdny was elected president o the Arkansas Real Estate Assoela tion nt, Its annual convention I Hot Springs. Several Mississippi County liciil tors attended Die convention, whlc ended yesterday. ; Mr, Grave.s, who served as vie president of the Arkansas Real E.S late Association during the pas year .succeeded H. L. Utley of Pav etlcville. New York Stocks l:30-p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amer. Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Beth Steel Chrysler ...'. National Distillers Gen Electric Gen Motors :, Montgomery Ward N Y Centra! Int Harvester ...: Scars Roebuck ;, Republic Steel Radio ,".... Socony Vacuum .'. Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney U S steel ; Southern Pacific .. 142 3-4 Murder Chorees levelled at U. S. Citizen in China CANTON. Oct, 5. (API—Lconar Francis Clark, 42, an American wi claims to have found the world 74 ; highest mountain In western Chin 27 3--! wns charged with manslaughter to 28 3-4'day In the gumhot deaths la 53 3-8' month of another American and a 21 5-8 Englishman. 37 5-8 , 'Hie former lieutenant colonel o 03 1-8 the American OSS was clapped in 52 3-8 dirty Chinese jail ceil on a diet c 10 3-8'bread and \vnlcr to await trim. In 27 3-8 . tervlcwcd in Ins cell, he steadfast 42 1-8 . maintained he did not do the shoo! 20 5-8 I Ing. Likewise he denied he was ! 12 1-2 j love with the pretty widow of 01 16 5-8 of the victims. Specifically, Clark, who has featured article In the current Iss . 23 1-4 71 81 1-4 53 3-4 43 1-2 Educator Stresses Human Factor in Colleges University President Addresses Farmers, Merchant* in Osceola and Expresses Praise for Industrial Progress It's not enough that our students become competent in technological fields ... they must be human beings along with their advanced technical training," Dr. Lewis Webster Jones. University of Arkansas president said last night. Dr. Jones spoke In Mississippi County Library in Osceola belore approximately 100 members of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau and the Osceola Chamber ol Commerce and their guests. "One of the greatest dangers of this highly technical age," Dr. Jones said, "Is that it will put precise and deadly scientific tools in the hands of uncivilized people" Stressed Dr. Jones pointed out that It was the belief of the University of Arkansas officials that the University must "treat each student as a whole person, not as a disembodied mind which U gent to us for training In '. special fleld. said the land grant colleges, which I problems currently ' confronting were established with an eye to more Arkansas on the economic front practical applications of education, nan done much to raise the economic standards of the United States. "The need for bringing technical knowledge to the people was greatly responsible for the establishment of of thyiand grant colleges. "Before the"land grant schools, colleges were open to a very few and offered only classical Instruction to those who were not In the professional fields. "It Is evident that this greater diffusion of knowledge, which pame about when wider Instruction In scientific principle became available, has done much lo raise Uw standard of living In this country • he stated. ', , ', Dr. Jones hastened to point out that it was-still ncceswry to prepare the student for specialisation, "but there Is no. PH* f iv ,.' ' but there te no Tevan wl w * **»*« . Prior to his remarks as to the [cultural'life, shouldn't' be» com- l<Ungtrt of technotojy. Dr. **>« pontat al our •cgiMnto Ofe" •- also came in for their share of Dr. Jones' attention. "We feel the University should act lo help raise the standard of living by giving the state a more balanced economy. "It Is true that Arkansas Is a predominately agricultural state and Ite future hinges on scientific application to its farming activities. "However, the stile needs more Industry, much the same type of Industry I have found here In Mississippi County. Our researchers have found that Arkaruas could Ideally accommodate more Industry , . . both to the advantage of her people »nd Industry. ; "Thl*, would give us a more balanced program which would guarantee stability in our economy. The University U working toward this end, too," he »*Id. Prior to Dr. Jone*' address, those present heard Dr. Uppert S, Ellis, d*w ot UM coU*ei of Agriculture. Dr. Ellis told the University's program for bringing knowledge of farm problems to the student and findings of experimental stations and laboratories to the farmer. "One of the key differences between agricultural development in Europe «nri In this country lies in the fact that our colleges have competent systems of BCftlnu knowledge from the camjms back to (he farmer. "1 also think our greater agricultural progress is an important, reason why the standard of living Is higher In this nation than In other countries of the world," Dr. Ellis stated. A. \V. Bowen, president of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Introduced Dr. Jones and Mayor Ben P. Butlci Introduced Dr. Ellis. Chamber Manager Charles JolUff served M master of ceremonies and Introduced th« Marked Tree High School. Girls'.• Chorus, •. which sang aertnl nUrttom before the group. of Life magazine, Is charged In th sunshot deaths of Willard Prccma 41, formerly of Dridgewater, Mas and Harold Harris. 45, Shangha born Englishman who wn.s employi In Chungking by Freeman. The shooting culminated a drink Ing bout on Sept. 8 In the Freema home. It occurcd the night befo tho Prccmans were lo celebra their fourth wedding -anniver.sa and the pretty Polish born Mr Freeman's birthday. In Jail today, Clark denied bein In love with Freeman's widow, Mn Maya Freeman. Previously he ha said Freeman had "pulled a jea ousy act" and accused him of bein In love with hi? wife. Describing the events of th night, Clark sold today: . "We had one hell of a dnniki party." Clark recently wrote his brolhe Lawrence Clark In San Pranclsc that he planned another trip to th Amne Machin mountains. It w there he claimed tfl have found t world's highest mountain, which said Is 520 feet higher than 29.1 foot Ml. Everest in the Himalayas. N. O. Cotton Open Kiijh Low 1: Oct. 29S4'2986 2970 28 Dec. . 2M8 2J10 2862 23 Mar. ,.' 2967 2367 2962 296 May ..'...;..-2560 £9SO 2953 29 July . .2936 »OS 28CO 20G ake . ,f° m '" Itl ?<; was forced to this decision this morning ,,„ , , tlmt htts brought nearly \o-nches of precipitation since ""kl onm!! hDtlvl < ! '' Instead of Rain that'had totaled more than le ami three-quarters inches by an today virtually knocked the rops from under the contest, which s sponsored by the 'Blythevllle milor Chamber of Commerce If the r;l!ll ends by Friday morntn(r, (he remainder of the program will be held in front of "afr ?J U n"' Sland "' W!>lk " F " r l« If the rain continues—and fore isls indicate that It will—the Program will be moved Indoors, according i o present plans rho contest, committee made nr- jnuements today to present the Program indoors at the Legion's Memorial Auditorium. ^"m* Plans also were made to move. :.e."Cotton Pickers Jamboree" °n! oor.,. The "Jamboree" was « C[ j. seed- street one for white to Include h vo f rec lances—one for whites and Wegroes. Tn case of rain, the WMIT« S!S^.^X%t^ - held In two parts-half at one in'olhei"" n " d thB rcml>Ind(!r «' Contest officials stressed that the entire program will remain free '" »»w of where it Is held. e cocktail party tomorrow irr-t i „ , J ," J '5 CI « <">d guests in tha Ifotcl Nolile and the' Open House for contest guests of honor 'at the Jnycie cluhhouw Prdny evening are still scheduled to be held. :omniittcc sold. ,, An official decision as to what »il be done about holding (he ac dial cotton picking: competition al a later ilale wlll.be made a mecttriK of (he co.iicst commKtee tonight. But as things stand todny, the Picking contest Friday Is. definitely Although It Is unlikely that the n-eatticr win clear sufficiently bv tomorrow afternoon, the ' parade scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. will be held If by chance tho rn n should . end by then. If not this too doubtlessly will bo cancell- The annual Cotton Ball, scheduled for 10 p.m. Friday In the Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park fairgrounds, will be held re- Gnrdless of the weather. There wns nothing cncouraslng about tho weather forecast this morning. Robert E. Biaylock, official weather observer here, said Walter Hlckmon, • chief meteorologist of the U.S, weather Bureau In Little Rock, , told him this morning that the rain will continue through the end of this week. Hurricane ftlamcd Blytlitvlllc's wet weather Is being caused by tho hurricane that swept over Houston. Tex., yesterday and Is now dissipating about 80 miles north of there. A low pressure area resulting from this disturbance wag centered almost directly over Northeast Arkansas today. South and Central Arkansas last night felt the after- effects of the hurricane In the form of high winds and tieaw rainfall. To deepen the gloom of weather prospects, the U.S Weather Bureau In New Orleans today Issued the following storm bulletin at 5 am., Enstcrn Standard Time (4 ajn. Blythevllle time): "The weekend disturbance wns centered at 5 am (EST) In the vicinity of Shrcvenort. La., moving Seen CONTEST on Page 12 Arkansas forrcasf: cloudy with rain locally heavy in cast portion this afternoon. Cloudy, rain In east. portion ton!?ht. Thursday partly cloudy with occasional rain in extreme northeast portion. No Important temperature changes, .Missouri forecast: cloudy and mild tonight, with fog and occasional rain southeast and extreme south, Thursday decreasing cloudiness, windy and warmer north and we.st, clo'.idy southeast with occasional rnin extreme southeast: low toni?ht 60-65 h;lgh Thursday M northwest, to 70 southeast. Minimum this morning — 63. Maximum yesterday— 72. Sui'sul today— 6:39. Sunrise tomorrow — 5:58. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today— .63. Total since Jan. 1— 42.88. Mean temperature (midway between high and low).— 6S.5. j Normal mean for Oct.— 634. This Dale Last Year Minimum this mrrning — H. Maximum yesterday— 69 PreilpltatiOQ Jan. I to this date ' t - 1 -.V -'