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BLYTHEVILLE TBB OOIONAMT NEWSPAPER OP NOmBCABT ARKANSAS AND BOUTHXAST MISSOURI NEWS VOL. XLIII—No. 103 •»therlll« Daily Nm BlytbCTllta Herald Oourtar lUiatoalppl Valley BLYTHKVILLB, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS U.S. Army Orders Investigation Of Faulty Shells Midwest Munitions Combine Jeopardired "Battle of the Bulge" WASHINGTON, July 24. (UP> — Undersecretary of War Kenneth C. Uoyall has ordered a "complete Investigation" into circumstances surrounding the Army's use of defective 4.2-lnch mortar shells which killed American troops In Europe, It was learned today. A high War Department offlclal said the report was now being prepared and would be submitted immediately upon completion to the Senate War Investigation Committee. Royall demanded a "full report," it was learned, after the Senate Committee disclosed that mortar shells of the type manufactured by a Garsson munitions firm h-td caused tragic.casualties during the Battle of the Bulge. The disclosure came as Ren. Owen Brewster, R., Me., said the Senate committee was oh thc trail of war profiteering cases far more sensational than the inquirv into thc munitions combine headed b£ I)r. Henry M. Garsson and his • brother, Murray Garsson. Tlie committee, stepping up lit inquiry into thc Garsson interests said President Truman had agreei to make available the income: tas records of the principal thc munitions combine. This wa believed to be a prelude to Justice Department action. The committee pledged ever/ ef fort to track down rcsnonsibilil; •jf lor the defective shells. I r Royall promised the committee : 1 report, "as soon as possible" on: Disclosure that 4,2 inch morta shells had "blown up" in the face of American troops was made the committee's hearings ycsterda Into the 16-firm Illinois munition combine which handled $78.000.000 worth of government war contracts. Maj. Gen. Aldcn H. Waitt. i-hlef of the Army's Chemical Warfare Service, testified that he had "sweat blood" over the killing of American '. boys by the defective shell's. .Waitt said the Army had sought to track down.makers of'the defective shells with only "unsatisfactory" results thus far. Ganaon Designed Shells lie saM.'Vhowever, .that-the Erie Basin Metal Products Co., a key firm in the Midwestern ' combine, was the. largest manufacturer of the 4.2 inch shells produced by the Chemical Warfare Service. He. also testified 'that Dr. Henry Garsson, described as Die "brains" of the combine, had aided hi the . design of the shells. Waitt attrlb- P uted part of thc trouble to design. t The committee was told that so many gumiers were maimed or killed by defective shells during ths Battle of the Bulge that orders were given to gun crews to fire them only with lanyards. This cut their firing time by 90 per cent. Woman Sends $20 Bill To Pay for Dresses Stolen 20 Years Ago Restitution for stealing In by-gone days ts made at Intervals by persons sending money, Jn payment lor wrongful acts but, perhaps for tin: first time, a sender has revealed her Identity. When Paul Pryor, manager of the J. C. Penney Store, opened *i letter yesterday, a $20 bill "dropped out. With the bill was a note which ead: "Enclosed you will 11 nd $20 or some dresses that I put on :md •ore out of your store 20 years ago. "he Lord has saved my soul and requires me to pay for it to live or Him. Thank you. Prom one who leans to live for God." Name of the woman, who not nly regrets her sin but wants to ight t.hc wrong, will remain in the onndcnce of Mr. Pryor. Russia Rejects Baruch Plan to Control Bombs Soviet UN Delegate Says His Country to Retain Veto Powers. Jritish Troops Patrol Jerusalem Drastic Measures Planned Following Bombing of Hotel JERUSALEM, July 24. (UP) — Well-informed sources said today lhat Britain may imix>sc collective fines and economic sanctions on tlie Jewish community unless it cooperates In rounding up the perpetrators of the King David Hotel bombing. These quarters said that thi British might also make cxtenslvi arrests among Ihe Jewish commn hity unless assistance Is forthcom ing In rounding up members o the Irgun Zval Leumi and stern underground groups which today plastered the city with posters saying "We did it." The Jewish quarter today displayed great uneasiness as Brit- i Thc , omm nt P( , v „,..,,, ish troops, heavily armed, palroled ' J^ ^'^ion the sector. Tlie British Cruiser Liverpool dropped anchor opix>- slte the Port of Jaffa. Shopkeei>ci-B in Jewish district* itood by the doorways of their >hops ready to pull flown their Iron curtains at the slightest sign of alarm. It was believed that large new rewards would be offered by thc Srilish for the arrest of a group of 100 Jewish underground workers who are listed by the British as "top grade wanted men;" NEW YORK. July 24. (UP)— Soviet Delegate Andrei A. dro- myko notified his associates on a ub-commlltee of the United Na- lons Alomlc Energy Commission oday that under no circumstances llussla relinquish her power of veto in any plan for thc cou- 'vol of atomic energy, Gromyko, In a closed session ol 3ommlllee No. 2 of the Atomic Energy Commission, rejected the Untied states memorandum No. 3 which pro|>osed setting up an atomic development authority and out- ines the relationship ol such au International agency to the sccur- 'ty council. ,- ' The United States proposal would authorize such an authority to lake ! enforcement action without thc veto of Ihe big five powers. Afler criticizing the third memorandum which details the basic control plan offered by Bernard M. Baruch, United States delegate, Oromyko said: "Thc United States proposal In Memorandum 3 in Its present form cannot be accepted In an. way by th c Soviet Union either at a whole or as separate parts." Gromyko salrl that thc UN cliar- tcr mentions no specific types ol arms which might be used By an aggressor and said that the charter deals only with tho subject in general terms. HI ,:nld the charter ' grants tlie Securltv Council full power and right to deal with such matters. The Security Council, h I said, "is able and has full power" , to jleal with such questions. discussion was on the New OPA Bill to Pose Some Situations Difficult to Control WASHINGTON, July'24. (UI>)— Reliable sources nt OPA and the Agriculture Department questioned toilny whether food prices could be rolled buck to June 30 levels even if price controls are revived. These sources differed, however, on why n roll-buck in food prices would be e:.creincly difficult if not impossible. Under the OI'A bill up for B< ate vote today, baste foods »oi remain free of controls until >.ii least Aim. 20 to give a special three-member board time to decide whether price controls on the foods are necessary. An OPA spokesman said a largo share of responsibility for the boards' decision would rest with the Agriculture Department. He said lie believed the department would not favor food controls. He pointed out that the depai" ment would ue under strong pi sure from farm groups and -ft . Organized Resistance to OPA Collapses in Senate as Final Vote on Extension Draws Near processors might not controls on food revived. .An Agriculture Department clal said runny OPA policies counter to basic lanii practices created artificial shortages. "In addition." he said, "a rol jack In prices would be very pah, - lul to a good many business orgaii- 1/atlons which will have goods on hand which they bought at high prices while controls were ofl." . He said three courses were open: while cheaper grades would drop. 2. Iletall prices might be rifll back lo June 30 levels while tarn prices were left at present high i'r levels. He mi 1<1 the dllleiencc could be made with federal subsidies as In thc case of dairy products. 1. Price controls could be left oil food entirely. This, he said, wonlct result in .some price increases and I'.crliHps some declines. He said 3. Hetall prices might be rolled tack to June 30 without nny pro. vision for retailers and wholesalers who bought, at higher prices while controls were off. The dealers would be forced to sell at » loss. Tl] 0 agriculture spokesman cited' dulry prices ss an example of OPA policies which discouraged production. By setting thc same celling or 1 dairy products thc year around, lit said, OPA encouraged producers to Increase milk output In thc Spring —when pasture Ls plentiful- choice meats probubly woukl go up cut down In the full and winter. Officials Named For Primaries Mississippi County Democratic Committee Selects Judges, Clerks Names of Judges and clerks for thc comlnit primaries In Mississippi county have 'been made public by the County Central Com tnltlce. Judges mid clerks who will servo for the July 'M and Aug. (I primaries are given below: KllltDKTTK TOWNSllll' Bunlelte Uox— Judges: Tom Callls, G. A. Hal6 Homer Tute. Alternate Judges: Kc Scgraves, It. p. Llston, Ralph Wix- which had been submitted detailing Baruch's original control plan, the public Information department said. The would have a monopoly over all atomic development throughout thc world Partlow Heads Dud Cason Post American Legion- Has 250 Members Out For Annual Election U. G. Partlow. deputy prosecuting OFF BIKINI a'-.orncy of Mississippi County, wns (UP)—History's nau'.oil president of Dud Cason Post explosion of of the American Region by acclamation last night at The Hut. when approximately 250 veteran.',- less than nine Underwater Test For Bomb Tonight 30,000 Men Poised Near Bikini Lagoon For Demonstration ATOLL, July 24. underwater atomic bomb will lake place UK scheduled. Vice Adm. Win. P. Blandy announced tonight, gathered for the annual election. I He succeeds M. Cleveland. proposed authority would 1 The president-elect Is a veteran hour fixed for hours before thc test. the Tlie explosion was set. for 8:35 'a.m. tomorrow morning In niklnl of service in thc Navy, having been Lagoon, or 1:35 p.m. (CSTJ today, on sea duty. Prior lo entering scry- Blandy said the decision to hold Clerks: Mis. Jim Tompklns, Mrs Chris Tompklns; Alternate Clerks Mrs. Ed SetiravcK, Mrs. O. A. Hale KI,BTCIII-:R TOWNSHIP Lnxorti Jiox— Judges: E. 1. noiiim, Bill Men dow.s, T. i>. Wllklns; allcrimk judges: Fidwnnl Tcaford, w. 1 Hannii. R, L. Houck. Clerks: J. M. Majors, Joe Hires Hllcinolc clerks: Edith McDanlel Jnlla Owens. ItOWKN TOWNSHIP CiOSIIPl UOX— Judges: Hube Dcvlll. J. C. Bright O. W. Potter; tillcrnalc judges Ix>uls Maxwell, Lee Hill, M. Crawford. Clerks: M. E. Cook. Uiilh wll llnnis; nlternnlc clerks; J. Rhymes, Jnck Moody. NKA1, TOWNSllll' r/cnclivlllc Box No. 1— Judges: Lcroy Carter, E. H. Hill Walter Hipp; alternate Judges: See OFFICIALS nn Pane 4. British officials and military leaders met today to consider action. It was believed High Commissioner Sir Alan Cunningham had brought Instructions from London as to what action to take. Squads of Britisln troops were still laboring In thc King David wreckage, hunting for additional bodies. The Jerusalem police headquarters was under tight guard after a warning by telephone that it would be blown up. Reliable sources said a mysterious telephone call, similar to those to the King David Hotel before it yas blown up, warned police headquarters lhat the Irgunists were Many Electors Face Prospect Of Challenges JONESBORO, Ark.. July 24.— (UP)— The number of valid poll tax receipts in Cralghcad County is about one-third less than the official list shows, according to members of the county's Democratic Central Committee who have completed a check of the list. . The action was taken after complaints had been made by the holders of tax receipts that they tec. lie was a deputy prosecuting •iHttorney and formerly a court reporter. Hp Ls associated with O. E. Keck In the practice of law. H. I,. Halsell .Ir.. was elected j vice president ' aiid other offf to serve nre: Eddie Burks, se vlc c president-, James .E. Bnrtci chaplain; John R. Johnson, ser;cant at arms and C. A. Cunningham, historian. Mr. Burks was elected by acclamation when his opponent. Ira Kooncc. withdrew, and Mr. Cunningham by acclamation wlien Floyd A. White withdrew. Mr. Partlow, elected when lib opponent, Charles Bittncr. withdrew, spoke briefly following hfc. election, thanking members for their -trtist'ln-Hi'm and asking those Cotton Picking Contest Plans Taking form Members of the Advisory Boarc for the seventh annual National Cotton Picking Contest, lo beheld • Oct. 3 were announced yesterday by Bill Wyatt, chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce-sponsored project. Blylheville members of the board are B. G. West. R. D. Hughes. E. A. Stacy, Charles Rose, C. C. Lanpiston J. L. Terrell, W. P. McDaniels. Paul D. Foster, L. G. Nash, Rositeration. Kelton Francis and Keith Bilbrcy. Several prominent men from over the United States have been invited to be present at the contest and three "name bands", one of which will play at the Cotton Ball the night of the contest, have been contacted. Plans have also been made for continuous entertainment for everybody during the day, Mr. Wyatt announced. Free souvenirs and favors for the dance already have been ordered. be held this just East ol Walker ParK. as In the years prior to last. Fertilizer has been used in order to secure an even and better growth, and the cotton promises to be in perfect sharx; Mr. Wyatt said. Several inquiries have been received about the contest, Including questions from Minnesota and California. A heavy advertising campaign includes distribution ; ot publicity in six cotton-growing states and the throwing of circu- ; iars from airplanes In several mid- v south towns, in addition to the regular newspaper and radio advertising. Serving from Memphis on the Board of Advisors are Fr«d W. Lucas. Cole Ward. Ed LJpscomb ar.d Everett Cook. Other members of the board include Henry Hoyt of Leich- ville E. M. Regenold of Armorel. Charles Lowrance Ji'. of Driver Ben Butler Jr. of bsceola, Nell Helm of caruthersvllle. Mo., Chrl: Tompkins of Burdette, Cecil Wright of Luxora, Hugh Comer of Syl»Steve cockerham ol .... .-- -— — _ -„ ..... -.„ ..... preparing to attack.. A statement first - h:id received them without having their taxes, and in some .. bearing the Irgun label said thc i instances without having even organization was responsible the hotel bombing. . (A Jerusalem dispatch to the london Daily Mail said another 'telephone call was made last night .to the home of Sir Alan Cunningham; British high commissioner, threatening to blow It up.) : The latest official summary of casualties in thc King David blast said 52 were known dead, 72 were missing, and « were Injured, more than half of them gravely. A sudden rise in thc number of miss- Ing was caused by thc discovery that more persons than had been known were visiting thc building. The contest will year on the tract .eaders Confident President Will Approve Price Legislation WASHINGTON, July 24. (UP)—The Senate began •onsideratiou of the compromise OPA revival bill today- mil Senate Democratic Leader Albcn W. Barkley of Keiii.' ueky naked for mi early vote to speed the measure to the. White House. ' • v The White House said President-Truman would act n-omptly on thc measure when It reaches him, sending- ii message or a memorandum to Congress. . ' Administration leaders felt chail- cox were good Mr. Truman woulo. sign the bill. Burkley said he hoped the Senale would avoid "any lengthy debate" on the bill. He also warned the Senate that night cessions, beginning tonight, would be necessary to clear the legislative caiin- Hr for sine dle""adjournment by Wednesday or Thursday of next eek. Barkley said final debate on Hie lit probably would not last" more tiiui. three or Jour Hours, He es- malcd thai no more than eight taxpayers Seek Improvements Shawnee Unit Sets Up Program for Area Around Joiner the lest w«s made despite the fact the skies arc still "not too clear." tRadlo broadcasters quoted Blan- ""lng llrat If the weallicr Is test will be postixincd for itr VntorvhlB. until 11 (Tin. _j__ , time. After Unit. It would have"to b e postponed for two days.) The 30,000 men Involved in the historic test are tense. Everything is ready. The target ships are in place. The lagoon is practically cleared of other craft. Tile only (luc.sltoii Is thc weather. All depended on me shifting clouds and winds—and the llnal conference of Blandy and weather experts aboard thc USB Ml. Mc- Kinlcy. Col. "Ben Holwnan. cro.ssroac'f weather expert, said he was not Chamblins Sell Appliance Store At 219 W. Main Chamblin Appliance Co., 210 Wesi Main, has been sold to Isaac E. Jenkins of Paragould and Carl A. Jankins of Kennett, Mo., who will v>p- erale the btisiness as a combr.iation variety and appliance store. L. D. Chamblin and W. D. Chamblin. who established the firm last September, said the deal was completed last night and the new owners now are in charge. Thc new owners also have v.iilc- ty stores at Paragould. KcMinctt and Farmington, Mo., which they Wili continue to operate as Jenkins Variety Stores but name of tho new combination business here has nit yei been decided. Ben S. Smith of Kansas City. Mo.. is the new manager, but other personnel of the firm will remain unchanged. It was announced. The owners plan to spend a part of their time here. The new manager said the store would remain open for conversion to the larger and more varied block with Improvements made 33 needed, although the Sudbury building was rcmodeltd and redecorated when the two Chamblin brothers opened the business. Mr. Smith, who has been In Denver, Colo., for the past 10 years be fore returning a month ago to Kansas City, his home, will be joined by Mrs. Smith when living quarters are obtained. Their 16-year-old son Richard, may remain In Kansas Clt\ for I Assessed to qualify as an elector. committee reported that 3.254 receipts appear to have been illegally issued and this would cut the number of valid receipts from more than 9,000 down to around 6,000. Tlie committee did not challenge the names of'about 650 former servicemen who were allowed to obtain poll tax receipts after Ihe deadline. , While no court has passed on the validity of thc receipts checked in this county. It was suggested that the holders of the questionable receipts would be subject to challenge if ^hcy attempt In participate in elections, and that In - present to lay aside all selfish aim.s too confident. But he hoped for and interests In thc desire to fur- a brcak ,„ , m i.Ucrtroptcal weather (her the good projects, in the town I i ront now niovlng west. "'Tilers-elect wil, be ,.,.„.! "" ed at regular riMint ( B convention Aug. Hock. A «i*» ii rj i '' ' . V', ? B ,n' C LUe I In LIU1C Bikini Time, would be "Bnkcr Day.' I But he too kept scanning [lie skies i for confirmation of his decision. .A downpour of rain wouldn't make Taxpayers of Slmwneo District loday were pushing plans for H con- celled program for road and bildno Improvements, better school* and Improved government, .11 was revealed following adoption of a program and policy In n meeting Monday night at the Bhawnce School in Joiner. . The meeting, attended by about BO people, followed two' organization meetings. In adopting resolutions; IhcKfouj: endorsed ». program to Improve roads and.bridges In Mint• dkitdci by securing an equitable distribution of taxes paid, to take an Interest In govcinmcntr— : state and federal—to promote Improvement of schools In thoidl.slrict,-l have a cooperative assoclatlfin will ' lo light fur benefits and to be non-|H)lltlcal as lo endorsement ;<i candidate.-; for public ofilcc and ti irotcct taxpayers of tl|c;dUiirlct b 1 .sponsoring programs .-bunentt'lni UlCIIl. •..:-,•••.,. : . • •'. The ixillcy of 11)0 will be lhat before sanctioning any cundl dale for county Judge, Ithimui Hgrce to Immcdlataiy place In till district and keep there pcrmnricnt ly one roiul gmrter; (o ngrce t stamp all warrants for work don In the district so that.a check ca he made; lo not sanction any can dldatc for the stat« legislature nil til the candidate regards the desire of the organization and that a' Senate and House conferees on though non-political the group wll atomic energy control legislation I prior to elections, "advise member agreed tlday lo prvldc the death 1 of candidates who do not stand lo Atomic Secrets To Be Guarded Committee Favors Death Penalty for Violation of Code WASHINGTON, July 24. (UP) — I>cn(ilt.y for disclosure of atokilc secrct-s with' Intent to Injure llic United States. Sen. Brlcn chairman If nilltcc. said McMnlion, D., Conn., the conference coin- Ihe committee has not yet reached final agreement on all phases of the legislation. He the welfare of thc group,' Tlie Shawnee Taxpayers AsRocIa tlon will have for it.s member:-, whll taxpayers in townships of Whltto: Scott, McClayock and Pecan Point who own land In these townships or who reside there. Prank Dean, president, conrluct- enatois, .would sricak before Ihe 1 ole. : Mont orfanlied rwlnUnce collapsed an the nix-month Congre*- nlnnul Hint over OPA Reared 11.1 close. ' ' Sen. Robert A. Tat t, R, O, i. eadcr of Senate OPA opposition, icIlCTCd that only 25 senators wouln '0|c against tho bill, He reslgnt-.*}' said he would vote for Its pas- snge. The House ycslcrday approved' he bill, 244 to 120. 'Hie measure would extend limited price controls on most comhiocl- lles and manufactured products for another year. Price ceilings on neat, dairy products, grains and some o^her commodities would be removed nnlll, 20.. A three-man . lioard ,' then 'wokild. determine whether price, controls on the Items Khonlri be restored.' , ' Other developments on the pric. -.?»* -^Ki^^^^^^fcniHMKTa— -.„.- . whlJli-- 2. OI'A,'• a'ntl'cipntlhg Ms revival, prc/mred for,a 1 deluge of requests for price Increases authorized under the bill. Plalis also were being mad c to .Issue some price orders which would have gone Into effect If OPA had continued operations without Interruption pns^ June 30. 3. Civilian Production Administrator: John D. Small said lhat wholesale prices of consumer durable goods have increased less than Iwo Jjer cent, since price controls :plrci1. cauga, Ala., Etowah, Ben J Williams of New Orleans, and R. 6. Branch Pecan Point. . • _. ; the event of election contests, they might be ruled ineligible. Employment Over Arkansas Near War Level LITTLE ROCK, Ark, July 24. I UP)—In mid-May, one year after the Germany surrender, Arkansas factory employment stood at 66.000 workers, 93 pVr cent of employment in May, 1945. the month In which V-E Day occurred. General >lcrca\es in the peace- tmc industries of lumber furni- ,urc. food, apparel and paper argcly offset the post-war shutdowns In ordnance plants which caused lay-offs of more than 12.000 workers In 1945. Tlie figures were released by State Labor Commissioner M. E. oss. Employment changed less than one per cent in the month interval from April to May. 1946. a drop in cotton wed oil employment offsetting a small increase In sawmills. Prosecutor to Seek Indictment of Heircns CHICAGO. July 24. (UP)—State's Attorney William J. Tiiohy announced today that he will present to a Cook county Grand Jury lo- with observation of thc event—bollv from the air and ships anchorco at a safe distance. It also could affect safety measures. Thc chances wcre that youthful Dr. Marshall Holloway will set of! the bomb on schedule by pushing a scries of buttons aboard the Instrument ship USS Cumberland' Sound. He and a group of t ^scientists and naval officers wcre morrow the cases against William, to remain overnight aboard the \i*. Heircns. 17-year-old university ol I LSM 60, with the dread bomb sus- ' VYIM Chicago sluclcnt. In Ihe slaylngs oi'pcndcd in thc waters below them. 6-ycar-old Suzanne 'Degnan «•'•* former WAVE Frances Brown. said he thought another session, c(1 tnc meeting when the resolu- tomorrow would enable the con-1 H°" s wc . re Jire«nted_by.lh$'dlrcc- fcrccs lo complete the work. McMahon lolri reporters after today's meeting thai two big hurdles remained—Senate and House; differences on military aspects and on patent provisions. "We made considerable progress." McMahon said. "We've .argued the mllltflry provisions and I think we are about ready to vole on them." . Larger Grants For Education to attend school. Th« Chimblin brothers plan to of devote all their time to their auto . mobile sales business. Titohy announced a list of witnesses who will appear. It Inclutlcs,' tentatively, James Degnan, former OPA regional official and thc father of £nzannc. who was Ukcn from her home on Chicago's north sid« last Jan. 7, slain, and dismembered. Heircns has orally admitted the Dcgnan and Brown slaylngs anrt lhat of Mrs. Josephine Ross, altn'V tivc brunette divorcee. His admissions have told that Miss Bnwn and Mrs. Ross were slain »henj they Interrupted burglary attempts. N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. 3488 3459 3392 3514 3525 3494 3465 3335 3520 3526 3400 3312 3298 3525 3428 3400a 3372 3298a. 3525a 3428a Poultry men Order Steak ST. LOUIS, July 24. (UP) — Delegates to the International Baby Chick Association's convention today prepared for their annual banquet. The entree? Slcak at $3.85 a plat*. Truck Driver Killed; Twelve on Bus Injured COVINGTON, Ky., July 24. (UP> —All unidentified truck driver was killed and at !e»st 12 other persons injured near here today when a. truck collided, with a Great Lakes-Greyh6ujid bus. Six ambulances took victims to hospitals here and In Dayton, Ky., from the scene of the crash, four miles south Intersection. of Covington at an Lions Host to Miss Arkansas And to State's Queen of Cotton WASHINGTON. July 24. (UPI — "°" s wcre tors made up of Mr. Dean. Job Miller. Leslie Speck, C. L. Dcnton Jr., and C. B. Chiles. i . :• . Oscar Fcndlcr. Blythevlllc .attorney, assisted In the organization and prepared the resolution-;. Thc House Education Committee today approved a bill to grant $30,000,000 annually to the states anrt territories for further development of vocational education. Of thc sum. JIO.000,000 annually would go for training in agriculture, J8.000.000 for home economic.* $1),- COO.OOO for trades In Industry. SI.- 500.000 for general vocational guidance, and $3,500.000 for vocational education in distributive cociipa- tions. OPA Legislation Causes Cotton Prices to Drop NEW YORK, July 24. (UP)—The recent -10 to 50 cent bulls In cotton suffered a bad attack of Indigestion totlay when they watched prices collapse the 100-polnl dally limit —*5 a biilc—as Congress went ahead wllh preparation of a new diet of government price controls. Expecting Senate concurrence with House approval of the compromise OPA bill, and the possibility of presidential sanction if no material alterations are made from the existing version, holders hvr- ricd lo lighten positions while trade buyers backed away awtttlng lowe: prices. Two Blytheville. girls wlio now rerresent thc beautiful girls of Arkansas, related some of their experiences since their selection 3s "Arkansas Cotton Queen" ana "Miss Arkansas", at the Li6ns Club luncheon meeting yesterday at Hotel Noble. Miss Carolyn Peterson, selected to represent Arkansas In the recent Club Cotton Queen contest. spoke of her trip to Washington. D. C., and Philadelphia, and Mtss Rebecca McCall, who holds the tiHc of "Miss Arkansas." told of experiences since awarded that honof and those In store for her as a candidate in the "Miss America" contest. Miss Pelerson was Arkansas' only representative m the Lions Club contest to attend the convention Before going to Philadelphia for thc convention, she was guest with the 18 other candidates from cotton producing states of representatives of congress in Washington. D. c. There, they wcre present at A night session of the Senate, toured the capitol and went on a sightseeing lour of the clly. : In Philadelphia, shft modeled .col- ton clothes In the contest at the Lions club International convention. . Miss McCall. who will go In tl-e Fall to Atlantic city as an entrant In the "Miss America" contest, has been gut&l ol honor at several events In Arkansas. Guests yesterday Included HaroKT Miller of New York City; I. M. Greer of H.irrlxburg. o. A. Looney, »nd Frank Dean, both at Whltton, Truman Signs Flood Control^ Rivers Measures WASHINGTON. July 24. (UP) — President Truman signed the multimillion dollar flood control and rivers and harbors bills today but warned against any "cxpeclatlon of early appropriations" for tnc projects involved. The legislation authorizes $935,000.000 In flood control projects. Including $300,000,000 In the Missouri Basin, and $520.395,070 In rivets and harbors Improvements, The President signed the bills at a ceremony attended by some .30 senators and reprc:entatlves. N. Y. Stocks A T & T 196 3-8 Anaconda Copper 44 7-8 Beth Steel 104 Chrysler 117 1-4 Coca cola I6« General General N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, July 24. (UP) — Collon closed weak. Mar. .. 3485 3191 3388 3398 May .. 3460 3462 3368 3368n Ju\y .. 3397 3397 ,3304 3304n Oct .. 3523 3525 3438 3438 Dec. .. 3.530 353d 3440 3440 Elcclric 45 1-8 Molors «5 1-2 Montgomery Ward 723-4 N Y Central 22 1-4 Int Harvester 121-4 North Am Aviation 12 1-4 Republic Steel 35 Radio 13 3-8 Socony Vacuum 17 1-4 Studebaker .. 31 1-8 Standard Of N J 78 3-8 Texas Corp 6? 1-3 Packard • » 3-4 U S Steel 86 5-8 JayceesPlan Dance for Miss Arkansas A "Coma As You Are—In Sporl Clothes Preferably" .dance, to be iponsored in thc middle of August by the Jayc?es, Is expected to be welcomed by Blythevlllo people who ike to dance but don't like discom- ort caused by coats, ties and other cool-weather clothing usually worn to dances In the sticky Blythevlllc ~unmcr. The dance, at which Johnny Long and his orchestra of Memphis, is expected to play, will be in honor of "Becky" McCal], who has attracted favorable attention to Blytheville since being chosen ••Mtr.s Arkansas." Plans wcre laid for the dance at the Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night, with definite details to be announced later. • Announcement was also mads of a fish fry to be held Monday In Walker Park for Jaycees and their guests. The eating and cnlertain- ment is to start at 5 o'clock p.m. The program included a talk on Jaycee work by Otho Stanficld, national director, and discussion of proposed amendments to the Ar-' Kansas constitution by T. J. Bailey. New members approved by tba club were Larry Keneas, Frank Seay and Jack Poweli. Jimmie San- Blythcvilte Has Coo/ 89 Degree Msximtnn It was "fair »nd ,w*twer" here today after a ',deli*htful weekend. Maximum temperature yesterday, recorded by the pHVciiJ *»i&Kr observer. R. E. BUytoek, »*»•.», degrees with a minimum ot T2 degrees during last night. ders, 1945-46 president, and -Tames Nebhut, president of the club for three months before entering the service, were presented past president's pins by James Roy, president ot the club^ Fowler Infant Dies Reginald Owen Fowler, thiee-day- old son ol Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wwler, died last night' at Walls Hospital. HI since birth, tt* baby died at 7:20 o'clock. Condition of th« mother today was improved. Thc b*by is survived also by «. sister, Juste' Martin Powte.'. Ihc Fowlers raide'fct Bljrtlw»Uk Army Air-PleW ' " ; '*' Pun«»t,services trfcre to o* held this afternoon kt Holt Ptb«ttl Home by the H«v. P. H. J*mlt»!i, p«tor of Calviry B4pt*t Chart*, With burial at Memorial Park,

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