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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 155 Blythevllle Dally Kv BlythevUIe Courier BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT MEWSPAPER OF KOBTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND gOOTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1949 Contract Talks To Be Resumed In Steel Dispute CIO Steelworkers •Agree to Postpone Strike for One Week ^PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22.— •iP)—Philip Murray's-CIO United Steelworkers today put off for another week the nationwide steel strike set foi Saturday midnight. The m j "ion-memuer union's policy ranking committee joined industry in accepting President Truman's plea for extension of the strike truce until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 1 to permit renewed contract trlks. The action came as wildcat walkout shut down two Pittsburgh steel plants and idled 2400 workers. Murray and the industry deadlocked on acceptance o. a presidential card's peace recommendations that the steclworkers get company financed insurance and pensions. The union accepted. Industry objected to footing the bill and refused to be bound by the report without bargaining. They've b>;en tueding since. Mr. Truman Intervened to stave off the week-end strike. In addition to truce extension, he called for direct bargaining and early settlement. Murray announced the union wage policy committee approval oi the extension. He said: "The only thing I have to add is that we are contacting the ious companies and we hope to meet with the (U.S. Steel) corpor- ..ation tomorrow." ••The action was taken In a resolu- Won unanimously adopted by the committee. The resolution stated: • "The public interest 'requires am the American people have a right to. expect an early settlement on the part of the steel companies on the basis of the broad recommendation." : The two and a half hour session of the wage policy committee broke up with 170 members standing on their feet to cheer Murray. Two Pittsburgh district plants were closed by work stoppages one - company , official '< blamed on the .men beinjr. "jittery; over -the whole 'Vltuajton tn-.'<the steel industry. 1 '"^£^U6i i 'off i • fi£5> : -: ^.:.! ' -.1 r -7 rp,. ?rer out without union authorisation."*; '* Employes reporting for "work ;«t :4be Universal Cyclops Steel .Plant inilled around confusedly hi the rain—and then went home. : "I don't know what this is all about." said one. "We can't learn ..why this walk-out was called." :- A power house employe looked "..»(. a smokestack and said: "There's 'no smoke coming out. The boilers are cold. I'm going home." , ; Pickets appeared at the Superior Steel Company plant in Pittsburgh. There was no disorder. Ministers Urge Poll Tax Buying Before Deadline The Rev. D. strubhar, president of the Blytheville Ministerial Al- lance, said today the group la trongly recommending that each >erson secure a poll tax "a* a principal of good citizenship." . "At our last meeting." Rev. Mr. Strubhar said, "the importance of holding a poll tax was discussed and although the Alliance did not adopt i resolution to the effect, each :nember was in favor of encouraging all citizens to buy a poll tax as a means of exercising their fran- ihlse as good citizens." The Rev. Mr. Strubhaj also said :he alliance discussed plans for Church Loyalty Month which begins Oct. 1 and that all churches will cooeprate In the effort to put special emphasis on church loyalty during October. World communion Sunday will be on Oct. 2, he stated. EIGHTEEN PAGES Picker Hauling Permit Ruling Delayed by ICC MEMPHIS. Sept. 22. Wi—The Interstate Commerce Commission has adjourned its hearing on a bus firm's application for a permit to haul seasonal f->rm labor from here to' fields In Arkansas and Mississippi Impressive opposition to the move was registered at the all-clay ICC board meeting yesterday. Twenty- two agricultural organizations and transport companies field lormal protests. ^In addition, hundreds of farmers 'A'l small truckers indirectly in- Solved by the application attended. A board member said the hearing on th~ question probably will take about a year, including time Tor probably appeals. Reeoe Harrison. ICC examiner, said the crowd was the largest he had ever seen at a hearing for a molor bureau carrier permit. Thn dispute indirectly involves hundreds of small truckers. It boils down to whether a cotton picker, hauled across state lines by a trucker, is a paying passenger or an employe of the trucker. These onranirations entered formal protests at the hearing: Dixie 'treyhound Lines and Southwestern Greyhound Lines. Arkansas Motor Conches and Southern Trailways. Arkansas Farm Bureau Federa- JJ 011 - Mississippi County <Ark.) rarm Bureau and Crittenden County 'Ario Pnrm Bureau. Employment Service of the Arkansas s (ate !>,,„„.(„„,„[ of i^bor. ^Missouri-Pacific Transportation Ration Lab ° r T»n»PorUllon ™T C°«on Council of ^nrf « S ii PP r Farm B " real ' "^der- ation and farm bureaus from nine Mississippi coi.ntles-Coahoma I* soto, Tunica, WhitmanT»™ P ^" mston ''" S>m "°*'« «n<l wSl- Agricultural Council of Arkansas. Arkansas Attorney Diet ILITTLE ROCK, Sept 22-lm— Frank pace, Sr., Arkansas pol tlcM figure for many years, died at a Realtors to Ask Decontrols Here Four County Area, Except Blytheville, Jonesboro, Released Yesterday's ruling from Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods' office in Washington was effective immediately and in addition to Mississippi County lifted rent controls in Craighead, Jackson and Randolph co\ui- tles (the cities of Blytheville and ifonesboro excepted). C. A. Cunningham, director of the Blythevllle Rent Control Area, .said he was notified in Jonesboro yesterday by the Regional Information Office in Atlanta, Ga., that controls had ben lifted in the four Arkansas counties. Mr. Cunningham stated that Rent Advisory Boards in each county or area will be retained and that in the event rents rise to a degree considered exorbitant by the Housin? Expediter, controls can be put back on immediately. Today, a xpnkmum «C the Blytheville Real Estate Board said' it was very likely that the croup will again press for a resolution by the city council calling for decontrol of the city of <Bl,vthertlle- The ' Board is noi scheduled to niyr.V.!;;.Ytli:,_ui;Ml. i Cct. 12,, >}ut- it possible that a special meeting;will be called before that time.' E. N. Shivley,V£ornmander of •American Lesion Dud Cason Post "of' Blythefille, said'.j^We will continue to actively .oppose.lifting of rent controls in the city as we have done in the past." Area of Mississippi County affected by the order from Washington includes everything outside Bytheville's city Uniit*. More than a month ago, the Blytheville Board approved a Lee Wilson Cojnpany petition calling for decontrol in five towns in the southern portion of the county. However, the Housing Expediter in Washington rejected the move. Decontrols may be instituted by action of the city council or by the Office of the Housing -Expediter in Washington. Blytheville's City Council is still faced with a. petition calling for removal of controls in the city. However .any action by the council to remove controls would be final. The Housing Expediter could not place the city back under controls at any time in the future if the council moves to lift rental ceilings. In its July meeting the council voted to defer action on the petition calling for decontrol. Two Small Hurricanes Move Toward U.S. Coast (By the A-tsoctatetl Press) Two tropical storms — both ol them small hurricanes—moved slowly toward American coasts today. The first was 1.000 miles southeast of Florida in th e Caribbean r.nd was weakening. The second was 170 miles south of Galvcston, Tex. moving northwestward at about five miles an hour, storm warnings were posted up to the Texas-Louii- isna border. But most of the nation had pleasant weather. Skies were sunny In central and western states, and cloudy in the east and upper mid- west. Temperatures generally were normal for the season. They ranged from the 40's on the northern border to the 70's in the deep South. Most areas expected warmer weather. Driver Fined $25 Tommle Sipes was fined $25 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor. N. O. Cotton High Low Oct 299S 2986 Dec 2982 2973 Mar 2915 2968 May 2913 2904 July 2913 2904 Close 2986 2S73 2968 2904 2904 New York Cotton Oct Dec Mar May July High Low . 2P02 23 8 2 2977 2970 2969 2869 2«a 2»55 2402 2897 Close 2082 2970 29«B 2955 28S5 Sample of Sentiment Favors Blytheville School Proposal SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Armed with camera, notebook and the question, "What do you :htnk of the Sept, 27 school elcc- :ion and plans for building a new school In Blythevllle?" » Courier News reporter found the Blytheville citlsenry generally In favor of the project. Some contacted expressed concern over the turnout on election "ay when voters will either op- prove or turn down a 30-mlll school levy which would permit Issuance of 5450,000 in bonds to finance the proposed new high school to be located north of Holly on Nortli Tenth Street. Others Just wanted to be sure the school would provide adequate classroom space in case the number of students, and Blytheville, continues to grow. A sample reaction appears below: Henry Kosrman—"I like the Plan to have the one-story bulld- inr because I think it'j safer in «s« of fire or storms. I think , the loe»t --i Is j;ood and liked the i idea O f a public meeting to discuss plans for the bulldlnr." Mrs. Mildred Smith—"I think we definitely need a new hfgh school building. I'm glad- the plans call* for only one story. When I was In i high school I had a bad fall on the stalrf. I think there should be adequate space for music and physical education facilities." Dr. F. Don Smith—"We've jot to have the school and the sooner the Viler. I think adequat* classroom space, with provisions for further growth of the tokn, shoulS be (he No. 1 consideration. I like the one-story plan for the building- Herbert Chllds—"I'm all for the new school but I think there should b« provisions for physical education rooms. I also think there should be inspections of new high schools before construction starts" -Mrs. Tom Miller—"I think particular care should be given to the more pressing needs such as adequate space. Other -features can come later. I hope everything that is built now, like classrooms and the auditorium, is larg« enough to use in case of increased enrollment in years to come " Dick White--™ like to see BlytheTillc Totrrs turn out and rote—one way or the other. Personally I'm verr much in favor ol * new hijh school and I think everyone .else Is, but Td like to see the town show some real -in- tores* in the project." , , *oy Etchieson—-There's no reason why the project shouldn't be supported at. the polls because • It means practically nothing in the way of a tax increase, I'm all for the new school but I think It should be kept in mind that there's a great number of children now between the ages of two and six (•years. They'll be getting to hich school in about ten years so I hope the new building will have enough classroom space to' take care, of that volume when It comes." Mrs. John Burnett — "I don't think there's any doubt need a new school. " now of the Mrc. Burnett Mr. White Mr. KoKeman that we From what. I P'an, the one-story building would be more practical U not quite as beautiful as a two or three-story building. I think everyone, and especially parents, ° u ' take an lnterest ln the Woman's Heroic Efforts Fail to Save Nurse Who Fell in Fire fORT SMITH, Ark., Sept, 22— W) -Mrs. Haze! Hardway, 41-year-old nurse was burned falally here yesterday when she collapsed and fell across a lighted heating atove. A blind woman, Miss Mary Yow- en. aboitf, 54, suffered burns about ner hands when she dracged the nurse from her house to the front The nurse was on duty in the home of Mrs. o. B. Geren, a bed ridden invalid when she apparently fainted and fella cross the stove. Mrs. Geren's cries for help brought Mbs Yowell from her upstairs apartment. The blind woman attempted to extinguish a flaming garment worn by the nurse before she dragged Her out of the door. Bridge Spans Linked On Memphis Structure MEMPHIS, Sept. 22—'/Pi—T h e gaunt steel skeleton of the ne mile-long Mississippi River bridge spans the water without a break today but the flooring and paving is yet to come. O. p. Sorgenfrel, resident engineer, said the steel framework of the bridge should be finished In _ few days. All other work Is expected 'o be completed around Jan. 1. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T .' 142 1-5 Amer Tobacco 73 1-2 Anaconda Copper 26 3-4 Beth Stee! 2« 3-S Chrysler 52 Coca Cola 167 1-2 Gen Eelctrlc 37 5-g Gen Motors 61 7-8 Montgomery Ward 51 1-2 N Y central 10 1-2 Int Han-ester '267-8 National Distillers 20 3-4 Republic Steel 20 3-g Radio 12 Socony Vacuum .......... IB 1-: Studebakcr 225-8 Standard of N J 42 7-8 Texas Corp J C Penney O S Steel .. 59 3-4 54 23 1-4 Schoolmasters Elect Officers Sanders pf Osceolo Nanied to .-Succeed Nichols^? *rmcrel Burdette, Bono Swine Win Top Honors at Fair L. H. Autry of Buvdette, Morris Vincent of Camp- jell, Mo., and H. E. Carr of Bono, Ark., shared top honors in the judging yesterday of their entries in the Duroc, division of the Swine Department at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair. In the judging of Hampshire entries that followed, a Missourian and an Arkansan took nearly every award offered. C. I. Jones of Maiden, Mo., and Jess Peeples of Smithville, Ark., were the heavy winners in this division. One of Mr. Autrys sow entries*— was awarded the premium as grand champion and anotiier was judged the senior champion sow. An entry by Mr. Carr won the. Junior champion sow award. In the judging of Duroc boars, another of Mr. Autry's entries was judged the grand champion boar and a third entry won the senior champion boar premium. A Duroc boar entered by. Mr. Vincent won the junior "champion premium.'. ; ' .,•'.,.,•.;,. . -.;jr-.' Mir. Vincent's entries'to«k a major share of'awards in rmroc judging. His entries won a total of six lirst-place premiums, four second- place awards, five third-place prizes, one fourth-place and one fifth- place honors. Greene County Entries Win In various classes of the Duroc aivision, King O'Neal of Paragould also was a heavy winner. His entries won a-total of three first places, four second places, one third- place, two fourth places, three fifth places and one si.vth. In the Hampshire judging, Mr. Jones made a clean sweep of top 'Awards, including the major championship. Sows entered by Mr. Jones won the grand and senior championships and boars he entered won the grand and junior championships. No senior champion boar was selected. * An entry by Mr. Peeples won the junior champion sow premium. Mr. Jones won a total of H first- place awards Tor his Hampshire entries. In addition, his entries won three second-place awards, four third places and one fourth-place. Other entries by Mr. Peeples won second-place award, four second prizes, one third prize and one fourth prize. Duroc Winners Here are the Uurcc winners by class (figure indicates the place won): MoPac and Mine Work Stoppages Still in Deadlocks Prospect* for Early Settlements Fade; Bus Strike Feared WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W Va., Sept. 22—«P)—Chances for an early settlement of the coal strike faded toclny even though Southern mine owners hinted they were gel- ting ready to make up the back payment'! to the United Mine Workers Wcltare Fund . The 480,000 UMW members walked off their jobs last Monday niter trustees or the welfare fund voted to halt bcneilt payments. The fund was threatened with aj deficit even before some Southern operators uc- gan withholding royalty payments on the srounds their contract with Hie union expired in Jiuie. Northern and Western coal operators meeting here with John L. Lewis sparred for lime, watching developments In the steel dispute. Union sources said the mine owners virtually nmioiiiiced lliey would do no business until there vvns more claiiflactiou of the sleel controversy. The steel Industry Is opposing the type of pension proposed by a presidential fact-finding board financed by employers nlone. The future of Lewis' pension system milt on employer royalties ciirrent- y at 20 cents a ton may rest on the ultimate settlement In steel. 4-H Club Members Vie for Honors at District Exposition Youths from the farms of Northeast Arkansas today- took over the fairgrounds at the district fair and from one end of Walker Park to the other were competing with each other in numerous phases of 4-H Club work Designated "4-H Club Day," the day was highlighted by activities of competing clubs from nearly a score of N , 0 . 1 ,'^ cni ! t Arkansas counties as they demonstrated their abilities in fields ranging from dressmaking; to dairy judging. + These contests were In mil swing Mature Boar—Antry, 1- Vincent 2. Senior Yearling Boar—Carr, 1; Bobby Simmons of Dell, 1; Jessie Westmoreland of Dell, 3. f Junior Yearling Boar—Vincent, 1. Junior Boar Pig—Vincent, i and 2. Senior Spring Boar Pig—Vincent 1; O'Neal, 2; Autry, 3 and 4. Junior Spring Boar Pig—O'Neal 1; Carr, 2; Vincent, 3 and 4. Mature Sow—Autry, 1. Senior Yearling Sow—Vincent, 1- Don Brinn of Dell, 2. Junior Yearling Sow—Vincent, I; Delbert woolsey of Lllbourn, Mo., 2. Senior Sow Pig—Vincent, 1. Senior spring Sow Pig—O'Neal. 1; Vincent. 2 and 3; Autry, 4 and 5; See SWINE on Page X C. Franklin Sanders, superintendent or Osceola Schools, was elected to head the Mississippi County Schoolmasters Association at Its initial meeting for the 1949-50 school lerm at ttie Blythcvilte home eco- r.omics cottage last night. Committee chairmen are scheduled to be named at the association's October meeting. The meeting Will be held at the Mississippi county Library, and the educators are to be guests of the library board at a dinner meeting. Mr. Sanders Is succeeding R. w Nichols of Amiorel. Mr. Sanders wa.i vice-president last year, and Grunt Collar of Shawnei was elected to fill this position. John Mayes. county school superintendent, "will continue to h secretary for the group. All Schools Represented Every school in the county was represented at the meeting lost night, when Archie Ford, assistant education commissioner for Arkansas, spoke to the 45 school heads relative to the present financial status of Arkansas Schools. Mr. Ford termed the high millage rates being proposed, arid to be voted on next Tuesday, as the only salvation for maintenance of schools at the present standards. The speaker urged superintendents to get behind the proposals and educate their patrons as to the need of (he high millages so that schools could be operated In workable fashion. Frank Whltworth, county treasurer, was a guest, or the schoolmasters, other guests included Ernest Vinson of Little Rock. Daylight Time to End NEW YORK. Sept. 22—M>>— Daylight savlnj. the summer dividend of an extra hour or evening recreation for some 50,000,000 Americans, ends this Sunday. The officials turning back the clock an hour In nearly all "fast time" zones is 2 am. Sunday. Arkansas Birds, Winners in Northern Competition, Repeat at District Fair Four Blytheville poultry raisers —three of them women—yesterday saw their entries named grand champions in four classes of the poultry Division of the Northeast Arkansas District pair. . ' Bearing the royal purple ribbons denoting grand champions were the following entries: Brown Leghorn cock, owned by Kenneth Mitchell. White Wyandotte hen, entered by Mrs. Jerry Scrape. White Giant pullet, entry of Mrs. Janet Scrape. Rhode Island cockerel, entered by Mrs. R. L. Johnson. Another top winner whose entries brought a total of 12 awards In various poultry classes was Roland R. Fry of Black Oak. Ark. Mr. Fry, who re(iilarl r e»WMta his ftmtirr In major fahi Ibm- KWt the nation, tntrraT ta «M umpclllion here birfe that re- Hambergs awards in vfclories won in state fairj In Minne»ia tnt Chicago. A trio of Silver Spangled Ham- bergs entered by Mr. Fry won first second and third-place premiums 1__ the cockerel class. They also won premiums In the state fair at Chicago. His Silver Spangled also won the following these classes: Cocks — first, second and third Hens — first, second and third Pullets — first, second and third. Bantams entered by Mr. Fry also won llrst and third places In that class. A pair of fat Tuluse geese owned by Mr. Fry yesterday added another first place premium to the top award they received at Minnesota State Fair. Other winners in the poultry Division will be Hated tomorrow alter f»lr olficlals release the completed premium list, Bus I>river» May Slrike ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22-(rt'(—Negot- iations were In progress here todny o stall off another possible transportation strike In much of Hip area served by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Involved In the negotiations were union representatives and officials of the Missouri pacific Transportation Company— a subsidiary of the MoPac railroad. Union spokesmen announced yesterday that, the company's 350 bus drivers have voted to strike unless iheir demands for a new contract are met. No dnte has been set for a walkout. Tile drivers arc members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, one o; the four imioas on strike against the MoPac. . ' Negotiations, held before the C.3. Mediation arid'concillation Service, center-d around the drivers' demands for a pay Increase.' of one to 1.01 cents per mile. A company official sold this would mean a boost of better than 18 per cent. Serves Parts of Arkansas The utility serves Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas and the cities or Cairo, III., Memphis, Tenn., and Natchez and Greenville, Miss. A survey of the" 10-statc area served by the MoPnc railroad showed yesterday that the two-wcck-old strike has imposed a tremendous financial burden on Industry, chiefly because It has been forced Into nmklng costly transportation substitutes. Industrial layorrs total about 2,500. Arkansas, where some 54 plants have shut down or curtailed operations, has been hnruest hit. Gov. Sid McMath estimated the strike was costing the State Highway De partment about $21,500 a day In added transportation costs o n building materials. Congressmen Seek f arly Adjournment WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. II Democratic congressional leader* predicted today that Congress wll quit for this year some time between Oct. 15 and Nov. 1. They announced alter a conference with President Trumnn tha they will get together early next week to try for agreement on how to expdlte the bills they believe should pass bcTore adjournment. Vice President B.irklcy told rc- l>ortcrs: "rhere Is a longing In the hearts to get back Into the hinterland. We ought to quit Oct. 15 or 20, but I am just guessing. It al depends on how much talking ts done on some things." House Speaker Kayburn woulc make no guc.'ts, bul Senator Luca-< of Illinois said "we ought to gc' out by Nov. i. it might be Oct. 15 or a little later." Lucas, Senate Democratic leader said the Senate plans to take up five federal pay bills after the tor- tign arms aid bill is out of the way Form Values Decrease WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. ll Farm land values declined in southern states but Maryland during the Tour months ending June 30 An Agriculture Department port says two per cent declines were noted for Florida and Louisiana, four per cent for Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina, and five per cent for Arkansas and Alabama. Maryland showed a one per cent Increase. )il Man Returns To Face Charges Figure in Teapot Dome Scandal Ends Self-Imposed Exile By frank Pitman DENVEB, Sept. 22-WV—T h I s nountnln city's fabulous '"Child of he Cods"—80 year old Henry M. Blackmer—is expected home soon. After 25 years of luxurious self- iinposcd exile in Europe, he returns to face six federal charges of in- conio tux-evasion. The multi-millionaire oil tycoon Mimed Into Boston yestenlny on a Irnns-Atlnntlc airliner. Alter clearing customs ho was taken to a loipltHl in Boston where attaches refused to give a report on his condition other tlun to Indicate hot It was not serious. Denver friends siilcl they had expected him to fly to Chicago and there board a train to rench licre early next week. He Is being accompanied by his second wife, Eltie Norcna, Norwegian soprano. His sudden return kindled the memories of the Harding administration's Teapot Dome scandal. Two of Blackmer's oil associates. Ed- wnrd L. Dohcny and Harry Sinclair, were Involved. Ulackmer slipped away to Europe In 1824 rather than testify at a congressional inquiry Into the Continental Trading Company. He was a director.. It .was disclosed in Cheyenne. Wyo., court, that the company made $2,000,000 through a paper, transaction by purchasing oil from one company and'selling., it to another. The profit* were used to purchase Liberty bonds. Government detectives said some of the bonds were traced to Albert Pall, secretary "of the Interior' in the Harding administration. Pall was convicted of'accepting brllje of »100,000 from Dolieny In the lensing of the Elk Hills Naval oil Reserve, part of the teapot dome field. He was sentenced Nov. 1. 1920 to a year In prison and fined $100,000. In Exile Since 1927 In the same court and before the sumo judge, Dolieny wa* acquitted of charges that he gave Fall the b'ribe. Dolieny died in 1635. Fall was released In June, 1932. after serving nine months In Santa Fe prison. He died in 1944 at the age of 83. Sinclair, who had been accused of passing along more than $200,000 In Liberty Bonds to Fall In exchange for a lease on government oil fields, was exonoraled. Later however, he served seven months In Washington district Jail for contempt of the Senate In refusing to answer questions at a hearing In 1920. Sinclair, now 73, Is preslden! of the Sinclair Oil Corp., with offices In New York. Before his exile, Blackmer became known n s the "Child of the Gods" for his Incredible financial success. In 1927 he became a "man without a country." The U.S. government revoked his passport after several futile attempts to extradite Blackmer from France. Denver knew Blackmer a s a lavish spender, a financial wizard and unobtrusive philanthropist. Born In Worccshcr, Mass., he followed his father In the study of law and moved to Colorado Springs In 1891. There he became district attorney. But the role or a small town lawyer didn't appeal to him. He moved to Denver where his political and financial climb was rapid. Blackmer's tax troubles mirror his, vast wealth. In 1832, while in exile, he paid the treasury department $3.610.784 In Income taxes allegedly unreported. That action settled a civil suit for back taxes in the years 1920 through 1923. Also In 1932, he paid $80,000 fines on two conU-mpt of court charges for refusing to answer subpoenas. Still on file against him are criminal charges of perjury and income tax evasion returned by a Federal grand Jury In Denver in 1928. He Is expected to appear in Federal Court soon to enter a Despite the continental splendor of his exile, friends say Blackmer has yearned to return to Denver. his morning and were expected to wind up this afternoon with announcement of winners In the vari- lus events. Meanwhile, crowds continued to exceed those of last year's exposition. Paid attendance yesterday and laxl night totaled 6,240—5011 more than last year's second day crowd. And another day of good weather was ahead for the fair. The Little Rock weather bureau this morning 'orccast partly cloudy weather with Itlo change in temperatures for to- ilglit and tomorrow. The first stage show matinee was •scheduled for 2:30 p.m. before the grandstand. The show will also be iresented at 8 p.m. tonight and every night during the remainder of the fair's run. Tiie harness races to be held at fairs here since the war started will be staged daily beginning to- norrow afternoon. Two rates of .wo heats each—one for troters and one for pacers—are scheduled. Admission to ttie races and all other grandstand events will be 50 cents for the remainder of the fair. The mobile starling gate that will be used at all races was expected to arrive in Blythuville this afternoon. School Day Tomorrow Tomorrow is "Kids Day." when all school-age children will be admitted free to the fairgrounds. Superintendent of School* WX. Nicholson said this morning that all Blytheville schools will be dismissed at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Schools In surrounding communities also be dismissed early tomorrow, fair officials said. Mr, Nicholson explained .that tlw 2 pjn. dismlatal jttme wa< set !••cause of state' school law regulatiiuf tht "lenj-tti-W .W'Sfitooi' yeaftS2',' certain number of days of school must be held to constitute \ regula- tion'school year, he said .and by dlsmLslng classes at 2 o'clock, tomorrow may be counted as a full day under this law. ' Judging of cattle was being completed today. Herford entries wer» paraded in the show ring this morning with Jerseys scheduled to appear In the wind-up. In judging yesterday, "Mae Bandolier" an entry from the Meier Angus Farms of Jackson, Mo. was See DISTRICT FAIR on Page Z Mid-South Fair GetsUnderWay With Luncheon MEMPHIS. Sept. 22. (AP)—With an eye cocked on residents of four states, the $200.000 Mid-South Fair and Livestock show opened here today. They hoix'd to pull in between 30,000 and 35,000 persons from Arkansas, Missouri. Mississippi anu Tennessee Ihn first day. Future Farmers of America and Future Homemakers of America from portions of the four slates were on hand to show their talents. It also was editors' Day at the fair. Some 50 MidSouth editors and their wives were luncheon guest.s of Frank Ahlgren, editor of the Commercial Appeal, Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi also was a guest, along with city, and county oiflclals and fair oiflcers. The FFA held Its annual tri-state public speaking contest in connection with the fair. Contestants were Ernest C. Arrington of Brooklyn, Ralph T. Brown of Mosheim, Tcnn., Miss., and Fre E. Reed of Hunls- vllle, Ark. The winner will compete In the Southern regional contest. The fair's emphasis on agriculture. One or Its features during the 10-day session is the AlI-Amerlcan Jersey Cattle Show in which some $12,500 will be awarded. Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. 22—v?V-Soybean quotations: . High Low Close NOV 258 • J25H 225',i-!4 Dec 22SVS 225H 228-55',4 Mnr , Z25% 223',4 May 22554 23315 Film Director Sam Wood Dies of Heart Attack HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 22. (AP) — Sam Wood, «6, one of the movie's best-known directors, died today of a heart attack. His death was the third among movie notables in less than a week. Comedian Frank Morgan and Actor Richard Dlx were the others. Wood directed Morgan recently in "The Stratton Story." Wood's studio disclosed that he lived less than two hours alter an early-morning heart attack. H« succumbed la a hospital. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday except showers and occasional rain in extreme south portion. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy lonlght and Friday; except few showers southeast corner of state Friday afternoon or night; continued moderate tmperatures tonight and Friday. Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—«8. Sunset today—S:57. Sunrise tomorrow—5;48. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—41.12. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—71.5. Normal mean for Sept.—143. Thb Data Lut Year Minimum this morning—*?. Maximum yesterday—M. PreclpIUUoa Jan. 1 to thli date

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