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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV— NO. 167 BlyUwYiil* Dally N«w> BlytheviU* Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KOBTHZAST ARKANSAS AND 8OCTHEA0X MISSOURI Blythevill* Renld •tateippl Valley Lnder BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY,. OCTOBER 6, 1949 3-Way Parley Set for Friday In Coal Dispute Lewis Will Attend; . Steel Strike Shows No Sign of Breaking |, PITTSBURGH, Oct. «. CAP) — John Ij. Lewis, with two words today spurred hopes for an early end to the soft coal strike. The United Mine Workers leader messaged "will attend" in reply to U.S. mediation chief Cyrus Chlng's call.for a peace parle yon the critical coal situation In Washington tomorrow. At almost the same moment President Truman tolci his weekly news conference that the twin coal- steel strike situation is not yet so critical that he has to step in. The President did say, however, that other government officials 1 warnings ' that the strikes pose a threat to the nation's economy were necessary and well-timed. Lewis wired his reply to Ching from White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., where he and Southern coal op era tors are in the second day of a new series of talks on their 1949 contract dispute. ' Lewis' acceptance thus assured three-way representation at the three operators groups previously announced their intention to take part. Only a glimmer of hope appeared In the steel strike picture. The - ClO-United steelworkers made peace with Henry J. Kaiser, but at the'same time spread their v,'alkout to two more plants. The industry has been shutdown since last Friday at midnight. Governors In St. Ixiuis l^.i To Discuss MoPac Strike * ST. LOUIS, Oct.'B. <AP) — Four governors and representatives four other .states njet here today In «n attempt to untangle the Missouri Pacific Railroad tieup. '• Top executives of the railroad ant the four. striking unions accepted invitations to discuss their problems behind closed doors. The conference was called by Gov Forrest Smith of Missouri at the suggestion of Gov. Sid McMath Arkasnas, the. state hardest hit bj the strike. •"•', :': : Other governors, at the meetini were Lee Knous of Colorado and Frank.Carlson of Kansas., j S City Tax Collector's Us* Of Slug in Forking Meter Costs th* Official $240 DETROIT, Oct. «. (/P^-Edward Temple, 47,, a city tax collector is ut |2M because he put ». slug In, . parking meter. . Temple waa fined $100 yesterday alter pleading guilty in traffic and ordinance court to using * slug to -.ark his car. A two weeks euspen. ion from his Job in the city treasurer's office cost him |140. "I admit if was a cheap trick," 'emple told judge George T. Mur- >hy,' sent by'nilnols, Louis!ana,"NeSras ka and Oklahoma Mississippi, Ten nesiee and Texas—the other states affected by the strike—were no represented. Smith isald - railroad officials would be heard lir^A antl then Ihi union* would b« permitted to pre aent their case ? **' The Missouri governor revealed ha has a- plan to settle the SB-day dispute, but h» would divulge — details. On hand for the unions were al fdur presidents and vice presidents _,.<* the striking brotherhoods. '•) Guy A. Thompson, the railroad' trustee, sought court intervention . yesterday but the move was regard ed only as a legal gesture. Attorneys ' her« said a court decision to the case would not be binding on thi . four striking unions. President Signs Foreign Aid and Arms Plan Bills WASHINGTON, Oct. 6—VP)— President ' Truman -today signe bills providing'a total of $7,124,000 000 In economic and 'arms aid fo friendly foreign nations. He caled one of them, the $1, 314,010,000 arms aid bill,, "a notabl contribution to the collective sccur ity of the free nations of th '('Most of the foreign aid bill fund —$3,178,380,000 of the full $5,809, 990,000—goes for the .Marshall Plan The remainder included funds fo aid to Greece and Turkey and fo cosls of occupying Germany, Aus tria, Japan and the Ryukyus Is lands. The foreign aid bill also pro vides for operating the Economi Cooperation Administration for th last three mouths of fiscal 1949. The arms aid bill authorizes Am erican arms for 14 countries in Western Europe, the Middle Eas and far Pacific to help them resist Communism. In signing the arms aid bill, the 'President said: "This act is necessary only because of the unsettled conditions of the world today ..." , Brooklyn Holds 6th Inning Lead Dodgers Score Early In Second Game Of 1949 World Series YANKEE STADIUM, N.Y., Oct. 6—The Brooklyn Dodgers held a 1-0 lead over the New York Yankees after six Innings of play In the second game of the 1949 World Series here this afternoon. ' The Dodgers scored their lone tally in the second Inning when' Jackie Robinson, Negro second baseman, doubled to center, »ent to third on Hermanski'a pop foul behind first base which was caught by Yankee second baseman Jerry Coleman, and scored on ail Hodges' single to left. Arkansas' Elwyn (Preacher) Roe Polio Foundation Sends Special Worker Here For Check on Old Cases jVlUss Jo Ann Faith, a 'medical TWcial worker representing the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, arrived in Blvtheville yesterday to review conditions of post- polio patients, in an effort to set that full advantage is being made of medical care offered by the foundation. Miss Faith, who will be in Mississippi County a week, said that home visits will be made in many cases, and that she could be contacted for office appointments thr6«gh the North Mississippi County Health Unit ' The foundation Jast year operated through county chapters for the first time, and Miss Faith said that .since the system », ^new, and »n epidemic nit during Its first year, that the foundation Wanted to determine '"ra well the county plan started on the mound for the Dodgers and was opposed by Vic Raschi of the Yankees. At the end of six innings 'the Dodgers had collected five lilts and the Yankees three. Brooklyn First Reese Hied to Undell in left. Jorgenseng rounded out to Henrich unassisted. Snider ground out, Rizzuto to Henrich. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. New York First Rizzuto singled to left. Henrch 'lied to Hermanski in right. Bauer popped to Robinson behind first. DiMaggio filed deep to Snider in left center. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. Brooklyn Second Robinson doubled to left field corner. Hermanski popped to Coleman behind first, Robinson'took third. Rackley grounded out, Johnson to Henricli with Robinson holding third Hodges drilled single into left field scoring Robinson. Hod*<•» went to second qn.,bad throw to'^by Ijndeil."'bamp«nell4'- intentionally passed Roe struck'.outj one run, two hits, one error, Iwo left New Ywt Second Lin deli -JHed to Hermanski in right Johnson filed deep to Snider m left centtr, Colenufn filed fo Snider in left ^No> runs, no hits'iio errors, none' left,;., Brooklyn Third Reese bounced out Rizzuto to Hennch Jorgensen popped to Silvera. Snider ground out to Henrich unassisted. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. New York Third Silvera popped to Jorgensen Raschi bounced out Reese to Henrich. Reese' beat' down '• Rizzuto's second straight hit but couldn't recover In time to throw. Rizzuto stole second. Henricli - ground out Reese to Hodges. No runs, no errors, one left. Brooklyn Fourth Robinson, struck out. Hermanski hit a fluke a triple past DiMaggio in center. DiMaggio fell down fielding ball. Rackley' topped slow roller to Coleman 'at second, throw to home was perfect to get Hermanski sliding but Rackley safe at first. Hodges flied to Bauer In right center. No, runs, one hit no errors, one left. New York Fourth Bauer singled to' center but out anider to Reese trying to stretch it into a double. Olmo replaces Rackley In left field for the Dodgers. DiMaggio struck out. Lindel lined out -Roe: to Hodges. No runs one hit, no errors, none left. Brooklyn Fifth Campanella lined single Into left but out Undell to Coleman trying to stretch It into :gnb!e. Roe called out on strikes. Reese bounced out Johnson to Henrich. No runs one hit, no errors, none left. New York Flflh . Johnson .popped to Campanella Coleman doubled to left field corner. Silvera ground out Reese to Hodges with Coleman going to third. Raschi ground out Jorgsnsen to Hodges. No runs, one hit no errors, one left. Brooklyn Sixth Jorgyensen doubled down left field line. Snider Hied to DiMaggio In center with Jorgensen holding second. Robinson ground out Rizzutto to Henrich with Jorgensen going to third. Hermanski ground out to Kenrch unassisted. No runs one hit, no errors, one left. New York Si»th Rizzuto bounced out to Hodges unassisted. Henrich bounced oul Hodges to Roe. Bauer bounced out Jorgensen to Hodges. No urns, no hits, no errors, none left. New York Cotton Oct. , Dec. Mar. May July Open High Low 1:30 . 2984 2385 2982 2965 . 2STO 2970 2986 2 . 2967 ' 29E« 2964 2965 . 29!0 2930 2957 2958 . M12 2913 2910 2910 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Soybeans Nov Deo •"T May Open High Lo w 231U 233',4 231 231- 23314 23! 231 U 23 1 !', 231' 1:30 233 !i 233'.i •233", RED FEATHER CAMPAIGN LEADERS—John Caudill, seated at left, 1049-50 Red Feather campaign In Blytheulle, through which $28,650 to finance 13 service organizations Is to be collected, is shown with three of t ,e division leaders at a meeting to complete campaign plans The others Dr J C. Guaid, seated right, chairman of general solicitation, B A Porter, chairman of tiie advanced gifts division (standing at left) and R. A. Nelson (standing at right), chairman of the clean-up duislon. Mr. Porter today announced plaas for the KIckoff Breakfast for the soclhtatlon teams ior advanced gifts, which Is to be conducted at the. Hotel Noble at 1:30 Tuesday morning; and-Mr. Guard announced the" appointment of T. J. Bailey as head of the Employees Division. Each captain will select five mem- rive team captains have been bcrs to complete his team, named by Mr. Porter to conduct Others helping; to spearhead the the advance gifts solicitatoii. The campaign are W. P. Pryor, director live are: E. B. Thomas, Alvin Huff- of publicity and w.'J. Pollard, who man. Jr., Rlley Jones,-James Ed- headed the prospect rating commit- wards and George Hubbard, Jr. tee. House Approves Security Changes Broadened Program Sent to Senators For Action in 1950 WASHINGTON. Oct 6 (/P) — Riding a triumphant 333 to 14 House, vole,' legislation vastly expanding the nation's social security program moved oyef to the Senate It -would add 1 ,000,000 to the 350CO.OOO workers now' old-age Insurance. covered ,by . JJ& sponsors \ofced hope it would lessen strikes and strife over labor demands for pension plans financed wholly by. employers. In the federal' program, s workers and employers share equally the cost of the benefits the workers later receive Senate approval is considered virtually certain—some time before the" 1950 fall 'elections. Chairman George (D-Gn) of the Senate Finance Committee said the Senate is bound to vote for higher security benefits, but will not be able to act before the second session of the 81st Congress convenes in January. The new hill would raise the minimum old age benefit from S10 a month to $25 a month. It woulrl Increase the maximum benefit for an elderly couple from 585 to around $126 a month. Benefits are based on a person's average wage and the number of his working jears during which he paid payroll taxes into the pro. {ram. , : In addition to blanketing new millions under old age and 'survivors insurance, for a tote: c: 40,000,000 covered workers, the "201-rjaire bill would: • • 1. Boost benefits by 70 to 80 per cent or more. 2. Create new disability insurance, to take care of persons who by illness or accident can never work again. 3. Increase the payroll taxes on employe and employer. The tax would go up from the present one per. cent on each, to l',S pre cent next year; 2 per cent In 1951; 2!' per cent In 1960; 3 per cent In 1905^ and to 3',i per cent on each In 1970. The tax would be collected on the first $3,600 of a person's Income. It Is now taken on the first 3,000. The tax will go up automatically to I',4 per cent in 1950,'under present law. Among new groups wrapped Into the program *r« seir-em- plored persons, domestic servants and employes of state and local (toreniments. This minht mean the institution of a stamp book plan for ISA.MO servants and their ' housewife emnlr>rers, to collect See SECURITY on Page I Stassen Shows Interest In New Bid tor GOP's Nomination tor President .PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6.- (Iff- — Harold E. Stassen, president of the University of Pennsylvania, hinted today he may be a presidential candidate in 1B52. Asked in an Interview about his chances for the presidency, the former governor of Minnesota said he considered the time "too early' tc go into the question but added ' I 1 have* always , been interested in public affairs and intend to retain that interest I am deeply concerned about the fundamental poll-, cies that effect the, people of this country, questions that involve peace or wir, good UMng conditions and bad living Conditions." x Stassen w'as an unsuccessful .candidate for the Republican presidential nomination last year. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco 143 1-4 Anaconda Copper 27 3-4 Beth Steel ' 29 1.4 Nettleton Man Feared Killed In C-47 Crash ASHEVILLE, - N.C.J Oct. 6. (IF)— Searchers moved up the eastern crashed there. First unofficial reports indicated it may be. a . missing two-engine air forine"C-47 transport with nine Navy Suspends Capt. Crommelin Action is Taken After Officer Admits 'Leak' About 'Loss of Morale' WASHING-ION, Oct 6— (IP)— The Navy today suspended Capt. John G Crommelin from duty and're- stricted him to hisvhome 1 ' r > The action* followed- iwfftly on the heels of Commelins public acknowledgement last night that he had given news reporters what the Na-vy cnll9d "confidential" con pondencc from three admirals to Secretary of the Navy Matthews about the state of Na\y morale • Crommelln himself wax the first to disclosr the Navy', action He told reporters of It when he came out_ or the office of vice Admiral Dale Price, vice chief of naval operations The action taken by Price. The Navy then tailed nounccmcnt which said: >,"?,£ dlreck!on T Navy Secretary Matthews,' Admiral Louis Denfeld — ..„ .... „„., chief of naval operations, has taken slope of Mount Mitchell today after , ps lo hnve appropriate charges receiving reports a big airplane had I™ c «l against Captain Crommelin.' """' " I^addcd that pending preferment had and an ail- aboard. Forest Ranger Tom Huffman, with a portable radio, led one of searchers. group Among those'climbing the mountain were Frank Bowditch and M Robinson, whj said they heard : a crash about 10:30 a.m., yesterday. The plane left Washington and was due in Mobile, Ala., about 1:24 p.m., yesterday. -. hat) fuel for about nine ho—s flying time. Nettlelon Man on Plane WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. (IP,— An Arkansan, Is one of the nine men reported lost In the missing two- engined transport believed down near Mobile, Ala. He is Capt. John J. Jett, 31, of Nettlelon,. Ark. Tractor Company Here to Operate UniHn LcachviMe A , new branch of the Phillips Tractor Company Russell will be opened in Lca'chville this week, officials of the company announced today. The new company will be opened officially Saturday morning In the building formerly occupied by the Hipp Lumber Company. J., A. Davis, who has been associated with' the Russell Phillips Tractor Company in Blytheviile for the past two years, has been named manager of the new company, which will handle Ford tractors and Dearborn farm equipment. Grade Crossing Crash 22«'f 230.1 329=4 228U Gen Electric ', J( = . 0 . • , Gen Motors , 641-8' J ONESBORO, Oct. 6. (AP)—Two Montgomery Ward .,' 51 7-s' voun ? m ™ were killed this tnorn- N Y Central ', 10 1-2 '"E when their car was hit by a Int Harvester' 271-4 southbound Frisco passenger train National Distillers 21 5-8, at < Bay, ten miles southeast of Republic Steel 21 1-2 I Jonestoro. 12 1-2 j Dead are Herman Isbell, 19, and vocony -Vacuum 16 5-8. James King, 20, both of Biy. The 23 1-2,car was carried half a mile dovin 71 3-4 the trek on the front of the nelngt, Studebaker Standard of N j Texas Corp ... J C Penney . ' U S steel Southern Pacific Sean 81 3-8 The train v,as the fast Kansas Clty- 53 1-2 Florida Special No. 105. {'• 24 1-4 An eye witness said that Tsbell 'ront of tin; train Weather Change Gets Welcome From Fanners Wednesday's Deluge Damages Staple in Water-Soaked Fields Mississippi bounty farmers this morning greeted sunshine and a brisk, warm wind, with o|ien arms ifter four days of ^infall had left ,helr fields deluged mider more than five Inches of rainfall. The slow, steady drizzle that hod fallen on the entire county since Sunday, changed to hard rains yesterday afternoon and by nightfall a total of 3.5 inches of rainfall had been guaged in Blytheville. County Agent Keith Bllbrey, .who yesterday termed the slow drizzle rainfall ,as not too damaging to crops, said this morning that hard rains yesterday, afternoon had caused an appreciable reduction in the grade of the open cotton In Mississippi County fields. Until yesterday's hard rains no great amount ol damage had been done to the crops, he said. "Fields are now so thoroughly saturated that It will take several days of sunshine before picking operations can be resumed," Mr. Bll- brey said. However, he said that rcjwrts this morning indicate that not too much cotton 'had been knocked to the ground by yesterday's hard rains, Arkansas Dries Out LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 6. (AP) Ruin-soaked Arkansas had hopes of drying out today. A gentle lifting of the three-Jay overcast which has dumped tons ol water on the stnto hns been predicted; most Arkansans hope the forecast won't mire down, Two big events are scheduled If the clear weather turns up. 1. . The • ^waterlogged Arkansas Livestock Show which : has'had to delay its offlclaliopening for. three days because of the heavy rains. 2 A big sky show Is planned for 8 30 pjn The second eclipse of II ic moon this year will be starting at that time ^ The first letup in the rains— which flicked over the state along with the fringes of a gulf luirrlcim —occurred about last irildiiigh when the moon broke through.the overcast » • r T ~ < -^ ^ But duringithe f6ur-days preceding -that, rain fall over Arkansas averaged ; above the three-Inch mark. Little Rock and >Plne Bluff lei the state's water parade* yesterday Each city reported more than four Inches of rainfall. Blythevllle had 3.5 inches, Bates- Ville, 3 32 lnches;;El, Dorado, 3.03 inches; Port Smith, MB inch; Tcx- arkana,- 1.12 Inches; and Fayctte- ville, 5 inch Cotton Picking Contest Reset For Oct. 14th Other Features of Program To Follow Original Schedule The picking competition of the 1949 National Cotton .'ickmjr Contest 1ms been re-scliflclulcd for next Friday morn- ngf, the contest committee announced today. Final arrangements for the new date'wore made this morning with H. I). Jackson, who farms the contest field for Jack Fmley Robinson, owner. Delayed by four days of rain, the cotton picking'com- petition.will get under way at 10 a.m. next Friday and end *at noon. ,'.... Vt.., b |,, i,| tJ il or Ihese charges, Cormmelln McCann's office. He way there when been suspended from duty restricted to his home. Indicating that he anticipates a court martial trial. Crommelin told reporters that a close friend, Capt: J. L. Kane, chief of naval aviation plnns, would be his attorney . Under Navy procedure, the office of Inspector general will make an investigation and recommend action to the Navy high command. Rear Admiral H. R. McCann Is Inspector general. If the Inspector general's office finds that Cormmelln has violated Navy regulations It could recommend court martial, ; Admits. "Technical" Error . When Crommclin arrived at his office this morning he found orders to report to was on his naval officer met "him and Instructed him to go Instead to see Price. Crommelin was closeted with Price only a few minutes. He took with him a light blue cloth-bound book of navy regulations. Only .last night, Crommelin had acknowledged that it was he who leaked" to the press on Monday the correspondence In which three admirals noted concern about navy morale under the existing defense set-up. ^The 46-year-old captajn noted in a statement that It was a violation of regulations but said that it was only "technical" and that he acted for what he believed to be the good of his country. .•; Crommelin told reporters he did not know what the Navy department would do about It but thai he was ready to take the consequ- Joe Strickland, A. Henry To Operate Grocery Store , Auzzla Henry has become tho partner of Joe Strickland In the Nickel-Saver Store, a grocery and market at 30f North Sixth. Mr. Strickland announced yesterday. i The Nickel-Saver Store was formerly Davis and Strickland. Mr. Henry replaces . Ed Davis. ' Mr. Henry will be grocery manager and.Mr. Strickland will be market manager. ' A grocery store was operated by Mr. Henry several years ago in the same building In which the Nickel- Saver store is now located. j Mr. Strickland said this partner- shlo wss formed last neck and the npiuc ol the stoi was changed t New Auto Agency Piarts Opening Next Wednesday Burnett Hudson Sales will open officially Wednesday/ at Its new showroom at 116 South Lilly, E. C Burnett, owner, said today. Mr. Burnett, who recently obtain cd the Hudson dealership for thl; area, also will operate a repai service and parts department In con rection with the auto sales agency In charge of the service will be l,uto Baker, formerly of slkeston Mo.. Mr. Baker has been conncctet with Hudson agencies for the pas 16 years, Mr.'Burnett said. "In addition to the service de partment, we will carry a complct line of Hudson parts and accesso ries," he said. The-building In which the new Hudson agency Is located has been completely remodeled. A brick fron 1'as been removed and glass show room windows installed Interior re modeling Includes Installation o offices and the parts dcpartmcni Two restrooms also have been in stalled.'' Mr. Burnett has been in the au lomoblle business In Blylheville fo the past four years: He said he wl continue to operate his used ca lot a Main and fYanklln Streets. Weathe ArfcanH* forecast: Partly cloud tonight and Friday. Showers am cooler Friday. Missouri forerast:- Partly cloud tonight, Increasing cloudiness wit: showerg Friday, -cooler northwest warmer southeast Friday; low to night 50. Minimum this morning— 64. Maximum yesterday— 72. Sunset today— $:38. Sunrise tomorrow—6:59. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today— 35 Inches. Total since Jan. 1—48.38. Mean temperature (midway be twcen high and low)-^68. Normal mean for Oct.— 634. Thl, Date Last Year Minimum this mornlng-^5. Maximum yesterday— 74. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dal —38.81. N. O. Cotton ( Oct.,. Dec. L , Mar. . May . July . Open High Low 1:3C 2900:2961 2978 286 ... 3MS 29« 2961 296* '..'. W7 2W3 SMO J95S .... Z»J3 2853 2951 ,95 U.S. Sends Sharp Protest to Soviets Americans Receive Shocking Treatment' In Berlin, Note Says WASHINGTON, Oct, «. (AP) — I'lie United States sent a stiongly wonted note to Russia today protesting the "shocking" 'mistreatment of Americans who stray into the Soviet Zone of Germany. "This treatment; the United Slates government finds to be in shocking contravention to tho most elementary Vnandards of international, decency," the note said. At the same time the United States, through Ambassador Kirk in Moscow, notified tho Russian foreign office ' that ."it expects that those Soviet officials who are responsible for these act* will be punished." The American, note'referred specifically to the case of i\\o American college students -who "Inadvertently and Innocently" entered the Russian zone Awhile bicycling and- who were detained' for' eight • It\ also cited the'- case of • PvK John J. Slenklewlcz," an American soldier, who escaped Sep£ 15 from a prison sin the Soviet sector of Berlin affer 10 months of Imprisonment., The. note said he. was held under- "brutal and uncivilized conditions," Meanwhile, the cotton picking contest program began today a« originally scheduled by the Blythe- vllle Junior Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the annual event. Under the first sunny skies this week, the contest program wa* opened at Z-30 this aflernoon br "King Cotton's Caravan"—a pnrails of, bands and commercial floats. T»o Dances Tonight Tonight, the "Cotton Pickers' Jamboree" - the two free street dances—will be held as scheduled. The white street dance, with both hillbilly and popular music provided, will be held at the ,intersection of Walnut and Railroad streets. Tho Negro street dance will be hoiit at. the Intersection of Fifth and "Ash Streets. Both dances will get under way at 9 p.m. Ted Fisher and his band and Donnld Howard and" His Smllin- Hillbillies will play for th« white dance while Howard Yancey and the Beale street Boys from Memphis will play at the Negro dance. The "Jamboree" Is .sponsored by the I'Roosters Club," the Jaycee "alumni" organization. Tomorrow's progranT.will be held In front of the grandstand at Walker Park fairgrounds. It will start at about 10:30 In the morning and last until about 4 .p.m. The 'rain' that''brought, more' ' An even' three and one-half inch- '„ es fell In BIythevllla"- yesterday nlouc. However, Walter 'Hickmoh, * chief nicleoroloBlsfoJ the U, S. * Weather Bureau in Uttle Rock, said this morning that the "rain Is definitely over." Cotton men clieeied this announcement. Mr, Bilhrey- also said the new dnte 'for the cotton picking contest was a "safe" one If present weather continues. Four Western and hillbilly bands will appear on tomorrow's program. These include Cowboy Copas and the Oklahoma Cowboys with Lazy Jim Day. Slim Rhodes : and iHis Mountaineers, Donald Howard "and Baptists Open County-Wide Meeting Here The Rev. Russell Duffer, pastor of the New.Liberty Baptist Church was elected moderator of the Miss- ... „ „, , , ,., ,, Isslppl county Baptist Association ", ls S 7l" 1 " "; llhllllcs »ncl Pappy at the opening session of a 1 two- ' stewnrts "amlly. The Cowboy Coday conference, which op-ned at !? as Bh , ow '" (rom stnlltm WSM'a 10 ajn. tortay at the First Baptist I °' nnd Olc Opry " °' N «s h "i"e Church In Osccola. These bands will appear on both At 11 a.m. 112 messengers had lho mornln B nn ti afternoon pro- registered for the meeting, which , « r(ima - Muslc °' so wl11 bl = provided will continue until .3 pm. tomor- ? y _'"= Blythevllle High School row. ,... Dr. B. L. Bridges, executive secretary of the Arkansas Baptist state Convention, will speak at 8:20 tonight, and the' Rev. A. L. Muney, pastor of the Wilson" Baptist Church, delivered the annual association sermon today. Tomorrow's session Is to center the band. ,Fiyle Show Tomorrow A feature of the afternoon program will be the Clothing from Cotton Bags Style Show, to be presented at 1 p.m. Friday. In addition to winning entries In the Clothing from Cotton Bnga about the theme of 'Christian Edu- Con' 051 . a 20-plece wardrobe pro- cation." and i hose sphcfiuletl to ' ville<) b V lne National Cottnn Coun- partfclpalc in the p . ••—m include' cil wl " bo mot1clc<1 by,.Queen of Dr. H. E. Williams, Southern Bapt- [ c °tton Fashions Mary Ellen Stat- ist CDllcgc at Walnut Rldgo; Dr. torti and her court Miss Sue Held Irvln Prince, Central Baptist Col- of Memphis, fashion stylist of the lego at North Little Rock; and Cotton Council, will be commenta- Dr. E. W. Eiibanks, president of Ouachlta Baptist College at Arka- dclphla. Other Assoclatlonal officers to serve with the Rev. Mr. Dutfcr Include; the Rev. Mr. Muncy, vice- moderator; the Rev. E. B. Hill of Luxora, clerk; the Rev. Ernest Cox of the Clear Lake Baptist Church, assistant clerk; and E. H. Crook, layman from the 'New Liberty Church, re-elected treasurer. The nominating comt%Jtlce .was composed of: the Rev. E. O, Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church In' Blythcyillc. chairman; the Rev. Emrriett Cross, pastor of Brlnkley's Chapel, and the Rev. Car! Castleman, pastor at the Gosncll Baptist Church. Power Company fo Move 33,000-Vo/t Line fo Moke Way for Hew Bridge J. V. Oatcs, district manager of the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, said this morning that work began to day on the clearing o( the right of way tor the re-routing of Ark-Mp's power lines across Big Lake. Mr, Dates staled that the mile and a half of 33.000 kilowatt lines now crossing Big Lake to the south of Highway 18 would be re-routed to cross the lake on the north side of the highway hi preparation for the construction of the new-bridge across the lake. .." ' -A'-:, Mr. Ontcs; s: '•! that the ' work would be pushed in order-that the line can be-re-routcd as soon as - • _*, ~^ ^ ~« P 055 "" 1 * «o <" not to Interfere with >•;: »»* 3W* »00 WH coo*trucUon work on UM bridge. tor for the show. She arrived In Blythevllle last night. Miss Stafford's court will Include Miss Joyce Damon as "Lady-in- Waitlng." and Barbara and Fred Smith as "Maids." "Junior 1 will be Jeanne Ann Crook, daut tcr of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Croi and Lana Kay Towlcs. dai'ghter Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gregg Hammock, son of Mr. Mrs. Gilbert D.' Hammock, Jr., wlI serve as page. Herb Parsons Is scheduled to present his marksmanship exhibition nt 2 p.m. I'rlnclonl address - of , the program will be delivered by Chester C. Davis, president of the Federal licscrve Hank of St. Ix>uls, at 3 p.m. The annual Cotton Ball will ba held In the Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park at 10 p,m. tomorrow following the Blythev!lb-PIne Bluff football game, which begins at 7:30 at Haley Field. A cocktail party for Jaycces and special guests will be held at 6 o'clock tonight at Hotel Noble and an open house will be held at tha new Jaycee clubhouse, at 5:30 tomorrow night. Bridges Says Hawaiian Dock Strike Settled ; HONOLULU^ pet. 6— OP)— Harry Bridges, president ol the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, declared he had: negotiated a settlement of'the 159-' day-old Hawaiian dock strike, but there was no immedate confirmation from •cipjoyfers, . , ,- .

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