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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL; XLVI—NO. 26 Blrthevill* Courfcr BJythevilto Dtlljr Mew* MisstoJppl Valley Leader BlytheviUe Herald TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT MORTHEArT ARKANSAS AHD BODTHXAVr MJMODRI _BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1950 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTB Cotton Maid Fashions To Be Displayed Here Designs of Top Wardrobe Experts to Be Shown In National Cotton Week Sty/e Show May 6 The 1950 Maid of Cotton wardrobe will highlight Blytneville's Cotton Week style show which will be staged at the American Legion. Aurttorium the afternoon of May 6. R. D. Hughes, Jr., chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerc STEKL, 'WAGE STRIKE—Pickets line~iip~at the main ! ~glt« of" Carnegie-Illinois'"steeTcori Homstead plate at Pittsburgh, where they turned back workers In a strike over guaranteed wage demand. 6ound trucks blared "don't cross the picket line." The plant employing 12,000 shut down. The company said the strike violates its contract with the OIO United Steelworkers. (AP Wirepholo). Hopeless Deadlock Reached In Chrysler-Union Dispute DETROIT, April 22. (/P)—Federal mediators reported a "hopeless deadlock" in the SB-day-old Chrysler strike early today and threatened to call off peace talks for a white. •^hur C. Viat, regional director of The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, made the bleak report after a long bargaining session broke up at 1 a.m. (EST). Cost Over Billion It put a damper on latest hopes for a quick return to the Job, of 89,000 Chrysler workers, whose strike already Is the second longest In auto industry. Its cost is estimated now at a billion and a quarter dollars. The deadlock developed over a series of non-economic contract matters after a general agreement had been reached. In the pension dispute from which the strike stemmed. Mediators had hoped for a Weekend settlement. Viat said another meeting would be held at 2 p.m. today. And unless the company or the CIO United Auto^Wcrkers union is prepared to Irive ground at that time, he said, mediators'will call for an indefin Ite "cnollrac^off j renod ,of perhaps several rUys , ( ,' mfr New Approach Hoped Viat said he was hopeful that a meeting of the UAW s full Chrysler negotiating committee at noon today might provide,some change in the union's position. He also said he was-hopeful that the company might come up with a 'new approach" at this afternoon's session The full union committee has been standing by In «-separate room in the hotel where streamlined four-man. team- have represented tach side at.the.bargaining table. Viat said ' such non-economic :ontract issues as grievance ' pro- :edure, union security and seniority ules produced the deadlock. Chrysler and the UAW have been n agreement at least In principle or several days over the financing >f $100-a-month pensions, company-paid except for the part covered by federal social security. Agreement Held Up Final agreement on this and other ssues has been held up, however, pending settlement of numerous contract matters. Federal Mediator E. M. Sconyer» Red Hunters Defer Action On Subpenas WASHINGTON, April 22. (/P) — Sennt* investigators deferred a de clslon today on whether to subpena certain witnesses both sides wan called in the Owen Lattimore case 'We won't get around to that before Monday," said Senator Tydinps (D-Md). ' , Tydings Is chairman of the sub committee which is looking into the ajarges that Communists and Red ••ipathizers have found jobs In th, &JUe Department. Laltimore, Far Eastern affair authority, meanwhile asserted anev that he is a loyal American and no a Communist at a news conference He ridiculed the sworn testlmon- of Louis Budeirz that Lattirmm wos a member of a "Communis cell which sought to betray China Budenz, managing editor of -.hi Daily Woritcr until he renounce! Communism in 1345, made hi charges Thursday. He said his In formation came from "high Communist officials." He named them as Earl Browdcr. Frederick Vandcr- bilt Field and Jack Stachcl. and Chairman Noel Fox of the Michigan Labor Mediation Board have led mediation efforts. In Automotive News' breakdown of the cost of the strike to dat«, it figures total cost this way: Factory and dealers—$840,000,000. Cost to supplier firms In materials Chrysler would have purchased— $252,000,000. Wages lost by 89.000.000 striking Chrysler workers—$73,115.2BO. Wages lost by approximately 50.000 Idled workers in supplied plants —»25.000.000. Union Threatens Phone Strike within 24-Hours NEW YORK, April J2. (/P)— Ernest Weaver, president of Division 6 Communications Workers o£ America, said todayj a strike call would be issued within 2< hours to 10,000 telephone installation, workers If the Western Electric Company did not change its position in a South Bend Ind., dispute. A strike call will be issued wlth- In,24..hours, if the company does not cbao*». ?IU position on the 24 rescind the strike'call union's activities are : spread through several states." At South Bend 104 union members struck March '27 when six of them complained the company wanted them : to walk half a mile across a muddy field to work on a new television center. Western Electric Co., is the' installing and manufacturing subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., better known as the Bell System. The telephone system Is faced with a strike Wednesday over wages unless federal mediators are able to resolve the conflict. The strike date had been postponed 60 days under a truce obtained by President Truman. Weaver said the membership of Division 6 had authorized a strike call on the issues of wages, Independent of the South Bend grievance. "I feel there will be a strike Wednesday on the wage question, regardless of the South Bend situation which has aggravated the picture," Weaver said. At South Bend the Western Electric has notified the 104 workers to report for work Monday or be dls charged. Weaver served his 24 hours notice on Western Electric as he prepared to continue negotiations with the company representatives here Soybeans Arkansas forecast: Partlv cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. I ff.f-£2 7?*. Missouri fnre0M1: Partly clou- ff^anci mild tonight and Sunday; a few scattered thunder showc-i* likely tonight mostly east portions; Irtw tonight in 5(Xs; high Sunday 70 to 80. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—74. Sunset today—5:38. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 Rjn. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—2431. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—585. Normal mean for April—61. This I»a<« Last Year Min'nvim this morning—53. Prr-tpjtation Jan. 1 to this dale —23.61. WARM UN Official Sails For Moscow NEW YORK, April 22. MV-Trygve Lie, United Nations secretary- general sailed today for a European trip that may take him to Moscow in an attempt to ease the East-West cold war and save thi U. N. Sailing with him in the Queen Mary were three top-ranking aides including his Russian assistant- general, Konstnntin Zinchenko, former key official In the Soviet for cign ministry. Besides seeing French and Brit Ish government leaders. Lie wil attend U. N. group meetings In Paris and Geneva. He said he wil decide In Paris whether there Is any use lo go on to Moscow. "I think the world must try again lo bring the cold war to an end," Lie said in a going-away statement "It may take a long time to com plete liquidation of the cold w»r Many steps will certainly be requlr cd." New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 2J. (/Pf-Clos Ing cotton quotations: High Low L»st May . 32.71 32.80 32.60 off 12 Jly .. 32.87 32.77 32.74-79 off 6-1 Oct .. 31.74 31.5531.64-65 oft 10-1 Dec 31.56 3US'3M5-47 off 7-9 Mchi 31.63 31.47 31,50 off 13 Mar', 31.M 31.44 ll.it off f [wo Czechs Get Death for Spying Prague Sentences Former Officials Of U.S. Embassy LONDON, April 23. (iV) — Two Czechs were sentenced lo death to lay by a state court on charges o tigh treason and spying for thi United States, dispatches from •rague said. Another defendant was sentenced a life imprisonment. Three othe defendants received jail terms rang Ing from 18 to 25 years. All six had pleaded guilty and etc pressed regret at their deeds, th 3zech radio announced yesterday During the trial four former offi -ials of the U.S. Embassy wer :harged with directing the alleget spy ring. The. Prague dispatches said Ma. Jaromlr Nechansky, 34 - year - ol British-trained wartime parachutls and Veleslav Wahl, 28-year-old la' student, were sentenced to death. They were the main defendant; The other defendants Included 25-year-old woman office clerk. The trial opened at Prague sta court four days «go. The other sentences were: Milos Sprysl, 20, bookkeeper—lif imprisonment. Jirl Dohnalek. 43, doctor and fo mer civil servant—20 years. Miss Zdenka Vackova, 25, offic clerk—18 years. Rare] Lorls. 51, glass facto manager—25 years. The Czechs .were arrested last I;, when the Communist-led govern ment announced It had smashed a espionage ring led by officials the American embassy. Cotton Week Committee To Discuss Final Plans Plans for National Cotton Wee activities May 1-7 are to be com pletcd at a meeting of the Cotto Week Committee at 2:30 Monda afternoon in the Chamber of Com merce office in City Hall. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T &T [54 5 Amer Tobacco 60 Anaconda Copper 29 3 Beth steel .17 3 Chrysler 67 Oen Electric 48 1 Gen Motors 82 Montgomery Ward 55 3 N Y Central 141 Int Harvester 27 North Am Aviation 1-1 1 Republic Steel 29 Radio 21 1 Socony Vacuum 17 1 Studebaker :..'. 321 Standard of N J 71 Texas Corp 65 J C Penney 57 1 U S Steel 32 3 Southern Pacific 53 1 fe»r» /.. 44 committee which Is handling cotton fashion show arrangements, said today he had been notified by National Cotton Council representatives lhat the Maid's styl- sh wardrobe will be made available to fashion shows in both Blylheville and Osceola. Blytheville's cotton fashion show will climax a week of activities here as the city's part in county-wide Cotton Week, being held for the first time this year and under sponsorship of Mississippi County's Farm Bureau. Local models, Mr. Hughes said, will be selected to wear the nation's foremost all-cotton wardrobe designed by top fashion experts, Maid (o Appear Her* Showing of the McCall cotton*, which were designed especially for the 1»50 Maid of Cotton, will share the fashion show spotlight with a personal appearance of 1950 Maid Elizabeth McGee who will come here prior to going to Memphis for a Cotton Carnival appearance However, Mr. Hughes pointed out, lime limitations will prevent Miss McOee from modeling the top cotton fashions at the show here. Tlie wardrobe, identical with • the one now on tour with the Maid of Cotton, features "clock round cottons" and ranges from bare armed blouses, sun dresses »nd sports wear to more luxurious frocks for evening wear. The Blytheville cotton fashion show, Mr. Hughes stated, will be a county-wide event and admission-free. Further details of the event, ht «ald, will be announced later. Air Trans port Falls In Japan; 35 Aboard TOYA, Japan, April 22. (If)— A big Air Force transport crashed ast night with 35 persons, including one of General MacArthur's key >fficials. Presumably it was down In this rain-swept mountain country southwest of Tokyo. A wet fog settled thickly tonight hrouding from searchers the fate 'f the 21 passengers and eight rewmen, a daylong air and ground hunt failed to spot the four-en- ijined C-54 which was flying to Japan from the Philippines. Bad weather forced six search planes and two helicopters to earth his afternoon. Ground searchers kept slogging over the desiipiated search area of U miles square that •anges upward into the Taniawa Mountains. Frank Plckelle Aboard Frank E. pickelle, Chicago, head of MacArthur's foreign trade division, was one ot the passengers With three other occupation workers, he. was returning from » tvade conference at Manila. They were James Torrens, Washington; Bernard Adams, New York; : and Mrs. Teresa Krossner (home town uri- availabie). A complete list of those "abo.ird was not announced by the Air Force. The search centered around one of Japan's most famed beauty spots—the mountains behind the beach town of Odawarai, 52 miles southwest of Tokyo on Sagami Bay. ,En Route to Base The plane, assigned'to the 2I'T Troop Carrier Squadron in the Philippines, was en route to Tach- ikawa Air Base. The base is 20 miles west of Tokyo.. It had stopped at the big \3S bnse on Okinawa, south of Japan, before starting on the final leg of its flight. The plane last was heard from i 11:08 last night. It radioed it then was over O Shlma, an island at the entrance of Sagami Bay. It was Fx-Lobbyist Anxious To.Talk on Lattrmore ROSLYN, N. Y., April 22. (;P)— William J. Goodwin, ex-lobbyist for the Chinese Nationalist government, said today he was anxious lo testify in the Owen Lattimore case "without Immunity and with responsibility for everything I say. 1 He said that If he were called. Lattimore "will not want to hear me the second time after I reveal him clearly to the American public by Ills own words to show what he Is and what he stands for." running into rain and gusty winds Clearance Given The Air Force gave the C-54 clearance to land at Tachikawl. That was the last heard from it. rirst reports to Air Force headquarters said the plane crashed about eight miles inland fron Odawara. The Air Force said this Indicated the plane was off course It should hav« crassed the coas northeast of Odawara. The accident may prove to be the second worst in the history of the occupation. A transport plane crashed May 29, 1947, killing 4 persons.as It neared the end ot i flight to Japan from Korea. . U. $; Officials VVeigh Plane Crisis Action oviet Relations Be Severed Expert Hints of Move To Stop Russia Abroad ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 22. (£>)—Russia may soon get "a new hot potato of considerable dimensions," says a U. S. State Department expert, . Francis H. Russell, director of he office of Public Affairs, dropped the hint of moves to come In an address here last night at the University of Michigan. He said he was referring to a 'program of technical aid to the world's underdeveloped-, areas," planned by this country and other free nations. To See Defense ''The police states are going to find themselves more and more on the defensive," he 'iredlcted. He acknowledged, however, that 'the truggle has by ro means been all our way." Referring to recent charges of subversive activities among high government officials, Russell said "It Is pretty clear by this time that there are no Communists In the Slate Department." Attacks on "those to whom the conduct of our foreign affairs Is entrusted" can only lead, he said, to "the damaging of our prestige abroad and the shattering of the confidence of our frleiids overseas that they can rely on us for leadership." "Hit Where li Hurts" Our best move, he said Is to hit Communist nations where it hurts most—by "punching holes In the philosophic foundations of their system." , " "If democracy Is to gain adherence of people around the world who are making . their choice between conflicting ways of life,' Russell concluded, "we must be able to show why It is that Communism Is inevitably the road to intellectual, moral and physica death, and why It Is that the political philosophy on which democracy Is built is hat of. life and growth." American Planes Hare >rders Not to Fire Snfess Fired Upon WASHINGTON, April 22. (AP) —While Russian planes have orders to fire on foreign aircraft which fly over their territory and refuse to land, American pilots have orders not to shoot under similar circumstances unless instructed to do so from the ground. The difference was pointed up yesterday by Russia's note rejecting n U.S. protest over the shooting down of an : American Navy plane by Soviet fighters. Tiie note from Moscow made clear that Raglan pilots have standing Instructions to use their guns when foreign aircraft resist a command to land on Soviet, territory. American airmen could not fire on thetr own hooic unless the foreign plane committed an openly hostile act, the air force said. For Stepped-Up Roads Plan _ LITTLE ROCK, April 22. W-Former Gov. Ben Laney today took credit:for the stepped-up highway construction program announced yesterday by Governor McMath's Arkansas Highway Commission. Laney, McMath's Immediate predecessor, Is opposing McMath' for the Democratic gubernatorial nomr Ination In this summer's primaries. The highway commission, meeting yesterday to award nearly »3,000,000 in road building contracts, announced there would be two more meetings before the July 25 primary to award additional road construction contracts. At a news conference this morning, Laney said "the people of Arkansas can thank me for this unusual highway activity. I'm sure there will be more (road building) before election time. I am always glad to make a contribution to the folks of Arkansas." The former governor lashed out at Increased taxes imposed by the 1849 legislature. He said he wmld work for "outright repeal of McMath's tax program." He picked as his principal target the increased truck license fees and an act Increasing state Income tax by eliminating all credit for federal income tax payments. During Laney's administration, the legislature had eliminated 50 •. tirer per cent of ihe deduction for federal : vllle «. ncome taxes. McMath's first leg- i pledge Islature did away with the other! lion 50 per cent. Laney cited what he termed ac complishmenls ot his admlnlstra lion and said "I can operate thi slate government without an In crease In taxes." He also announced that forme Crlttcnden County Judge Cy Bon would be in charge, or his count campaign organizations. Laney has established campaig: headquarters at the .iev; Caplto Hotel here, where McMath ha headquarters in th' 10*8 race. Berrymon Files For Re-Election Sheriff William Berryman of Bly thcville today filed with Count Clerk Elizabeth Blythc his corrup practices pledge as B candidate fo re-clcctlon as sheriff and ex-officl tax collector for Mississippi County Earlier this week. County Trcas- -- Krank Whltworth of Blythc- also filed his corrupt practices candidate for rc-elec- Nunnally Enters Sheriff's Race Former Deputy Becomes Candidate For Missco Office Osee Nunnally of Blytheville to da.y formally announced that he wl be a,candidate for sheriff of Missis slppl CourityMp .tnis-sum'mer's De: ocratlc primaries. "' ': . Mr. Nunnally formerly served » deputy sheriff In South Missis slppl County while Hale Jackso was sheriff. He has been a reslden of Blytheville .since 1947. In his announcement, Mr. Nun nally said: '-' "Friends throughout the count believe that I possess the neccssar qualifications and have asked me fc seek this office. Encouraged by the! pledges of support, I have decide to ask the voters of Mlsslssipi County for the opportunity of scrv Ing them as their sheriff and co lector. "A native of Arkansas, I have llv ed In Joiner, Wilson, o.sceola, a Blythcville. Thirty-eight years age, I kave had ten years continu oils service us a law enforcement of ficcr, broken only by two year spent In the armed forces. "Since 1947, I have lived In Bly thevlllc, operating.my business her My participation In civic affairs In eludes membership in the royal Or der of Moose, Odd Fellows Lodg Methodist Church. American Le glon and Masonic Lodge. "I am not ohllRatcd to any lnd_ vldual or group of individuals. M pledge Is to serve the people of th county to the very best of my abl! N. O. Cotton High Low Clttie May 3245 3232 3233 J| y 3268 3260 3263-1 Oct 3168 3151 31M-! D CC 3HD 3134 3137 Mch 3154 3145 3145- Strong Move Asked Of Congress After Rejection of Note By John M. Hifhiowrr WASHINGTON, April 22. AP)—State Department of- icials weighed several cour- es of action today to meet a erious now crisis created ia oviet-American relations by he Russian fighter attack on ,TI American plane. The Baltic incident which ost 10 U. S. airmen their lives irompted demands for drastia .clion from Congress—possi. )ly including a break in dip- omatic relations. While administration leaden hied away from any such extremi tcp, several other lines of action 'emalri open. Include New Note These Include sending a strong new note to Russia, denouncing th« Soviet version of the Baltic Incident; recalling Ambassador Alan O. Kirk for consultation, and carrying the case either Into the United Nations or to the International ourt at The Hague. Russia's latest note, bluntly rejecting the United States position on the Baltic affair, evidently foreclosed the possibility of working out any kind of a settlement through normal diplomacy between : Washington and Moscow. •'•••. The note brought a prompt reaction from Secretary of State Aoli- cson at a news conference yesterday, while at the Capitol thera were immediate demands for severe action by the American government House Democratic Leader McCormack of Massachusetts said either Kirk should be called home or Soviet-American relations should b« broken. . ••.'.. Y Kremlin claim Res.Uled . • Tne ^nussiaiV' note restatedi-.the e S," n * oUfm ', tlat p'niA'prII/8 an American B-29".'flew over Soviet Latvia, opened.fire ori Hussian fiJ Bhter planes and was In turn fired on — after which: It disappeared. That was precisely the position which the Kremlin hud taken in a previous protest to Washington last week. Between the two Russian communications, the United states hart sent a note declaring: that there Baltic on April 8 other than an were no military aircraft In th» unaimede Navy Privateer that It was this'plane which Soviet fighters hud i attacked, and thai the plane was lost as a result. .This country took the position, which Acheson reaffirmed yesterday, that Russia should pay Indemnities for the loss of American lives and Property, and that the Incident Itself harmed peace and orderly ^diplomatic relations. "Couldn't Even Consider" • Russia retorted that it couldn't even consider the Indemnity demand. , A basic consideration In state Department thinking, it was learned Is to try to avoid actions which will needlessly dramatize the affair or Inflame public opinion, thus Increasing uneasiness over the prospect of war. In line with this thinking the Men of disrupting official contact with Russia is generally ruled out by responsible policy makers Meanwhile, by public statements such as Achcson's. by making use of the Voice of America foreign broadcasts, the Stnte Department- is pointing to the Baltic Incident as proof that Russia Is concerned not with world peace but with expansion of Soviet Communism National Officer Lists Keys to Women's Club Progress Appreciation, frlendiness, ambi- referred to the frr. .nt»™ri.. .„. ,...,.._.- t- «7 Appreciation, frlendiness, ambition (for a cause), responsibility and spirituality are the five keys that govern the progress of club women as a group and as Individuals. Mrs. Oscar A. Ahlgrcn of Whiting, Ind., vice president of th« General Federation of Women's Clubs, told the Arkansas Federation of Women's Club at Its 53rd convention banquet here last night. .Mrs. Ahlgren reminded the women of their "nuisance value," and recommended active crusades to get women installed in offices of citizenship, or politics, and to renew interest In spiritualism and the American home. The national officer warned the club wcmen of the "something for nothing" »nd "let George do If attitudes, and emphasized the need for seeing "America resold to the Americans." Mrs. Ahlgren, speaking to about 150 delegates of the annual convention — convened In Blythevilte for the first time in 28 years—pointed out that only through world cooperation could there be world peace, and only by beginning with Uw problems "In our own b*ckyard" could there bs a basis for world P«ace. Peace, »he said, must begin on my street, on my block, In my house, In my heart and in your heart," lo be complete. Uri, Ahlctcn Mond 'MUoM wfc* referred to the free enterprise sys- lem as being on trial In America as Socialism Is on trial in England and Communism on trial In Russia. Only through 'free enterprise, Mrs. Ahlgren said, can it be possible that we continue to give aid to war-torn countries of Europe. She concluded her message lo the Arkansas convention by stating It Is what we do with what we have lhat makes us what we are and urging the women to shoulder the responsibility of citizenship on an Individual basis a* * step toward national unity and world peace. Prior to Mr«. Ahlgren's address. Miss Willie Lawson, manager of the school's division of the Democrat Printing and Lithograph Company of Little Rock and a former county school supervisor in Mississippi County, voiced similar views on a need for » revival of spiritual Interest*. Quoting from a message of Peter Marshall. Chaplain of the Senate, Miss, Lawson urged the club women to work for » go»l of legislation that U in principle excellent rather than politically expedient, and what l» morally correct rather than socially correct. Much of Miss Lawson's address, entitled "What Other People Think 1 was quoted from people of all walks at tUt, mown tnt unknown, all pointing to the end lhat an awareness of God and progress spiritually was the only true progress. At the ouLset of her address Mhs Lawson pointed to the fallacy o( material defense, the securities and mlestructlblllty of certain things of life loo often taken for granted, and the philosophies of a few representative thinkers who can see through today's contusion as ths three great truisms of life. Dr. Richard Hotslettcr, representing the University of Arkansas' Student Exchange group, also spoke to the group of clubwomen >t the banquet last night. He outlined a program. Instigated by U.S. Senator W. J. Fulbrlght of Arkansas, which allows students to receive » foreign education on grauli from the government. The reverse of the program, educating of foreign students here by lh« same program pays only transportation expenses. Sorority and fraternity groups on the University of Arkansas campus have provided room and board for three students now at the university under the program, and Dr. Holstetter was seeking the support of the club women In securing additional funds to pay tuition and fees for additional students to be brought to the campus under tht program next .-'., In this connection two exchange students, Miss Ingcbors! Von Groll, of Berlin. Germany, and Miss Peggy Helm of Paris, France, told briefly of their opinions of the program. The banquet session was completed with a program of fine arts presented by Mrs. D. D. Terry, and Mrs. John W. Eddrlngton of Osccola. Harry Frltzlm, honoring Mrs. Ahlgren. sang two Indiana songs, "The Old Road." and "On the Banks of the Wabash;" Mr. and Mrs. Worth Holder sang. "Will You Remember," and "Wanting You." and a trio composed of Mrs. R. c Farr, Mrs. p. L. Tiplon and Mrs. George Lee, presented three musical numbers. AH vocal arrangements were accompanied by Mrs. C. M. Smart, except Mr. and Mrs, Holder. Mrs. Rouse Harp provided their piano accompanlement. Miss Chloe Van Bebcr of Harrlsburg played "Impromptu Fantasy" and "Arkansas Traveler" as piano solos also. An Informal reception honoring Mrs. Ahlgrcn. given by the Arkansas Junior Federation of Women's Clubs concluded the convention activities yesterday. The Junior f group, In convention at the Woman's club In Blytheville simultaneously with the senior group's convention at the Hotel Noble and First Christian Church, car- H«r in th« day wen hostewe U & tea at the Osccola Progressive Club, honoring the convention's distinguished guests. Mrs. T. T. Capllnger of England Is president of the group. The convention began at 2 pjn. yesterday, after the pre-convcntion activities on Wednesday night opened the annual convention for the Arkasas Federation of Women's Clubs. Twenty had registered for the Junior convention, and about 160 for the general convention. Banquet tables last night were centered with Arkansas Cotton Ming Trees, and corsages of cotton bolls were at each place, presented by the Blytheville junior chamber of Commerce and B. D. Hughes Men's Store. The speaker's table had bouquets of snap dragons and stock at' cither end. Those at the speakers table included Mrs. T. T. Caplinger, junior president; Mrs. Loy D. England vice-president of the state Federation; Mrs. w. H. McCain, past president and hostesses fo Mrs. Ahlgren; Mrs. Ahlgren; Mrs. Earl Rhodes, General Federation c om- mltteeman; Mrs. W. E. N. Phillips, state first-vice-president; Miss Lawson; Mrs. F. J. Jackson, recording secretary; Mrs E. B. Swindler, treasurer; Mrs. p. S. Matthews, corresponding secretary; Dr. Holstetter: See WOMEN on

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