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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOU JCLYJ-NO. 82 BljrthevUl* Ooortor BlylheviU* Dailf Blythevill* B«raVl DOM»AKT NEWSPAfJI OT BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, i960 PAGES MMQLB COPIES fflW G8WTV Missco Activities Set for Big Cotton Wee/c Opening Monday County Cotton Week Calendar '•W Everything was in readiness today for the launching Monday of Mississippi Coun\V Cotton Week—six days of concerted activity aimed at placing new emphasis on the myriad use's of Dixie's "white gold." Throughout the county, towns Kid communities will present spe- lial events in. observance of Mis- felppl county Cotton Week, to be held May 1-6 in conjunction *tth Motional Cotton Week. A full program of activities has seen mapped and every day of next »eek will find events being staged ilmost simultaneously. The county• We observance of Cotton Week 'f being sponsored by the Missls- lippl county Farm Bureau. Pms'ler Conlrst Planned Latest events being planned for She week-long observance include i poster conlesl for grade school iludents in the Blythevllle School District and a window-decorating lontest stated by Blytheville mer- ehants. . Last of the pre-Cotton Week events was the meeting in Osceola abit night, of South Mississippi County merchants and sales per- wnnel. Sponsored by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, the' meeting featured a talk by R. E. Mabry of Memphis, representative of the National Cotton council. Comparisons Made Mr. Mabry discussed points of talesmanship and a comparison of tries Is the end of the school day World Is Cold o Hoover Plan [o Oust Russia Prets Survey Shows Mixed Ideas on Move For Revamping UN cotton with, and its advantages 'over, synthetics such as nylon and cayon. JJ^hants and .sales personnel from osceola, Luxora, Wilson and Kelser attended the meeting. Mr. Mabry was introduced by W. N. Thomas, chairman of the Retail Merchants committee of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. In the Blythevllle poster contest, more than 100 entries had been received by today from students Central, Sudbury and Langc grade ichools and other schools in out- ling sections of the district. Deadline for submitting poster en- Harold Young of Little Hock, president of the National Cotton Council ... he will 5p»k at a Cotton Week meelini of the County Farm Bureau In Oaccola t g p.m. May 2. Bly(hcvlll« "Re-Discovering Cotton," lecture-demonstration by R. E. Mabry, National Cotton council, it junior High School .' ,. . »:15 a.m West Ridge "Re - Discovering Cotton," al Mlssco High School 12:30 p.m Armorel "Re - Discovering Cotton," a Armorel High School 2:15 pjn Otteola "Re - Discovering Cotton," South Mississippi Count Home Demonstration Counc meeting in County Library 11 a.m. Coronation Ball, with Jack Stalcup's orchestra and featuring crowning of cotton King Godfrey L. White and Cotton Queen Peggy Jane Driver, at Community House ,9 a.m. Tuesday, according to B. B. Goodman of Blytlieville, chairman ol :he contest. The entries are to be turned in at the Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce office in City Hall. Merchants Donate FrlieB Prizes of cotton gift certificates donated by Blythevllle merchants will be awarded the winners. Winning posters will be displayed at the Cotlon Week fashion show scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Auditorium here. All ' entries will be displayed in store windows after judging is completed VIr. Goodman said. The Judging is set for Tuesday alternoon after the deadline. County Judge Roland Green will head the panel of judges. First, second and third-place individual prizes will be awarded. Awards also will go to the school submitting the most entries and the school submitting the largest number of "best" entries. 12 Enter Window Contest Beginning today, a calendar of the following day's activities will appear daily in the Courier News See COTTON on Fng e 1» By (he Associated rreo Former President Herbert Hoover's proposal that the United Nations be revamped wiithout Russia gained little approval throughcu the world, an Associated Press »ur vey revealed today. Hoover's speech was not proml nently played by most newspapers Most responsible government off! clals refrained from comment, say ing that the former President spot only as a private citizen. At Lake success Mrs. Prank Roosevelt, a United States delejja to the U.N., said she believed "i doing the best we can with th TJ.N. as it is organUed." ^cover's speech, she asserted, a* vocated "Hie surest way to war." Assembly President Carlos Roinulo said the U.N., with Russ in it, is the "only workable bridge that we have today between the two hostile camps on either side of the chasm." "Not the Be* Way" Vladimir Houdek, permanent delegate from Communist Ciechoslov- Parliament Quits On Leopold Issue Legislative Elections Follow Within^lO ! Dvyp Or, fclear-Cut Dofmtm MAIMED BY WIRE—Conscious, hut with both hands and part of his right arm burned away, George Earl is lowered to the ground after coming in contact with a 4,000-volt electrical circuit on which he was working In dowtown Denver, Colo. The 42-year-old lineman laid over 11 crossarm 35 feet, above the street for more than half an hour after the accident before he was rescued. House Tax Writers Seek Billion Dollars To Balance Off Cuts WASHINGTON, April 29. (AP)—House tax writer* started » search today for almost a billion dollars in new taxeg to balance cuts they have voted in present excise levia*. They weren't too optimistic. '• * Unless members o* the KouM Wayj and Mean* Committee can rike such a balance, they are curling a presidential veto of the ropoted |8<n,000.000 eicclae cut ley came up with yesterday after ays of chopping. President Truman has said he'll end back to Congress any bill which cuts excises without making p the revenue loss to the government. In yesterday's action, the com- nlttee voted cuts In the imposts on light clubs, travel tickets, telephone and telegraph service and >aby boltle warmers. It previously had approved reductions for movie tickets, furs, Jewelry, pocketbooks, ggagc and many other Items. Reaches Foot of List As It reached the foot of the excise list, the committee found Itself with a figure about »312,000,000 above the $655,000,000 limit Mr. Truman proposed os excise cuts. : At Ihe time he suggested that celling, the President said ' Senate Weighs Field Citation Tydings Refuses To Take Lead in Contempt Action WASHINGTON, April ». (AF) —Senator Tydlnji ordered a klart today on contempt proceeding! gainst Earl Browder and Frederick Vanderbilt Field for refusal to answer questions before his Communist Investigating committee. LS Belgium Apri — r rae' r BelgIan parliament was dis- wlved today in an attempt to solve the crisis over the future of exiled King Leopold. Caretaker Prime Minister Gaston Eyskens told the Belgian House of Representatives the decree dissolving parliament has been signed bj Regent Prince Charles and himself K premier in charge. Legislattve elections automatically will follow within ; 4Q days. They will be fougnt on the clear-cut issue .of whether or not -Leopold shoult return to the throne from which he has been barred since 1945, The dissolution followed weeks of weary negotiations by Belgium's Ihree political parties—the Catholic Social Christians seeking Leopold's return, and the Socialists and Liberals, who finally had agreed conditionally to Leopold's return if he assigned his royal powers to his ion. Crown Prince Baudouin, and Ihen left the country. Negotiations over the compromise reportedly collapsed yesterday because of liberal demands that Premier-Designate Paul Van Zceland be replaced by Minister of Economic Affairs Jean Duvierusaert. In an "advisory referendum" March 12 to determine the popular will regarding the king's proposed return, 57.6S per cent of the Bei?£is voting favored his recall to tljfihrone. The Socialists, however contended that this majority was oot decisive and threatened widespread strike action should Leopolc be brough back. Twisters Kill 11 in Oklahoma, Texas; New Blows Are Feared By th* AMOtiated frtm Tornadoes killed eleven persons in four widely separated communities in Oklahoma and west Texas yesterday and last night..' [treat of more deadly black funnels hung in leaden fcklec over """"'&*• JVItnif If ^jj^t^;*** MM J lahoma ~WM won* hlt^^gp^i dead A family of three died Clyde. 16-miles : east of Abilene; to west Texas. A "man and; wife ftft killed,' probably by the same storm, at Baird. six miles east of Clyde. A tornado .killed a farmer near over the approaching . Hobart, in southwestern Oklahoma. Banker Dirt A twelfth person, a banker at Hobart, Okla.. died of a heart attack evidently brought on by ex-? $7,100Top Bid As 13th Smith Auction Ends Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy, show ers and local thunderstorms thi afternoon ana tonight, and In the! enat portion Sun-j day. Cooler Sunday and in the west and central portions tonight. Missouri forecast: Showers this afternoon and tonight with scattered thunderstorms this aftcr- A forecaster said late last night that conditions over the stricken areas are "just right" lor more twisters. Oklahoma's forecast i was for "strong, shifting 1 .' winds today and tonight. Some 35 persons were injured seriously by the wrecking blasts of wisters which blew death and de- tiuction In at least seven spots 'esterday. In Texas, hail added its wmbardment to the wind and swelled the damage toll. HoldenvlHe Hit "Lucky 13," a three-year-old roan lare brought the high bid of $1,100 t C. G. Smith's 13th auction of egistered Tennessee walking horses *t his sales barn on South Highway The mare was consigned to the ale by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ambler if Danville, III., and was shown at he sale by her trainer Floyd Netherly of St. Louis. The mare was nirchased by John Reavis of Pales- Ine, 111. The two day sale started yesterday and ended this morning. A to- .al of 157 yearlings, brood mares i pleasure nnd show horses were offered for sale during the auction The sale drew a large crowd buyers and other lovers of horse flesh from all sections of the nation. I J.IH1 UilUJf uti-ini. publican, are ": ic wi/iaf ix*Li*:iiii K wn=> nuiuciiviuc, American attac akia, said the' Hoover plan was not the best way to secure world peace. He said the Russian-bloc countries, who have ben boycotting the U.N. over the Question of Chinese Nationalist representation, are not going to "ttuit the U.N." Houdek's statement at a press conference was the first reaction from one'oi Ihe countries which Hoover's proposal would exclude. T. F.'Tsiang. chief delegate of Nationalist, China, said the world "is not quite ready for such a drastic proposal, but the pressure of world events will eventually drive us to accept Mr. Hoover's proposal." Reaction Is Mixed Reaction in Washington quarter* was mixed. Senator George (D-Ga) said,' ; "ultimately we will have to come to that." Senator Hlckenloop- (R-Iowa) said Congress should eive "profound • arid immediate' consideration to Hoover's views. But Jon'ri -roster ^Dulles, can adylser to Secretary Dean Acheson, said there is "no occasion to destroy the universality' of the United Nations." Another, Republican State Department adviser. John Sherman Cooper, said 'a U.N. without Russia and the satellites would increase tensions and freeze the world into two"nv»l areas. Moscow Is Silent Moscow has not commented on Hoover's suggestion. But in Berlin the Soviet army's official newspaper Taegllche Rund- schau condemned the proposal. Hoover and Dulles, the latter apparently because he also is a Re- $124,000 Utility Bond Issue Sold by Manila Th« city of Manila yesterday accepted a bid from a Cincinnati bond firm for the sale of $124,000 of bonds at an Interest rate of three and three-quarters per cent, and contracts for construction of a sewer and water main extension program urc due to be awarded by late May. ' * The bid fro mllw Cincinnati tirm, Hclneldingcr, Mediators Busy On Labor Scene east centra! Oklahoma. The Red Cross reported five dead and 100 Injured there. Newsmen could account for only three dead and they said many persons had been taken to hospitals with only minor injuries. Twi> Twisters Two twisters shipped around south and southeast of Abilene but no Injuries were reported. Another small funnel hit southwest of Rochester, a community between Wichita Falls and Abilene, and blew down several buildings but Injured no one. New York Cotton May July Oct Dec Mch .• May High Low 3219 3277 3297 3292 3177 3161 3162 3H6 3168 3153 3165 3149 Last 3278 3293 3177 3162 3167-68 3164 Middling spot: 33.53N, up 3. (N- nominal.) B. G. West Leaves For Cotton Parley B. o. West, Blythevllle cotton broker, left today for Washington, D. C., where he will attend the International Universal Cotton Standards Conference, as the official delegate from the State of Arkansas. Mr. West was selected lo represent ArVansas at the meeting about a month ago. His selection was announced by Tracey T. Jones o! Little Rock, president of the Arkansas Cotton Trade Association. •The'' conference will begin on Monday and extend through Friday. 'assault troops in the .aclc on the United Nations," the paper said, adding, "these Imperialists aim to build a new organization which wuld be completely under U.S. control." British diplomatic sources said the Idea "would not be looked on favorably" in that country. They said the U.N. still serves a useful purpose as a point of contact among all nations. The French foreign office, »fter studying Hoover's suggestion for six hours, decided not to comment. From Cairo came one or thr strongest expressions of disapproval: "Ousting the Communist nations from the United Nations would be the surest way to transform the cold war into a shooting war," said an unofficial but representative See HOOVER on Page IB Prog rest Reported Again in Chrysler ^. b \'ll Dispute oh Detail* Stat*,|,.,,,,, .,. ...,*Vfc : ; ;. : By the AMocia(ed l"re»« Another all-night session by negotiators In the long land costly Chrysler strike failed lo bring a setllemcnt today but federal and state mediators reported "progress." "We're going lo keep on pounding until we reach a settlement," the mediators safd after the lengthy session between representatives of Chrysler and the OIO United Aulo Workers. : Metl al 1 p m. The all-night talks ended at 6 a.m. (EST). Another session was planned at 1 p.m. The negotiators Walter, Woody nnd nvestmeut bond brokers, : should save the City of Manila »8,000, according to Mayor I. D. Shedd. He explained that the firm offered a $850 cash premium, as well as a bid one quarter of one per cent less than that obtainable through Ihe Reconstruction Finance Corporation.:: 1 / ; ••••'• ' Mnyor Shcdd and several alder- meri ; from ^anila werft In Little Rock yesterday, when bids- were opened; Trfi: RFC , approved the loan request 'earlier tht> month. Mnyor shedd had previously announced plans for expending $82,076 to install a complete sanitary sewer system estimated $9,OCO for construction of an Iron removal plant to Improve water supply. Plans for: the project. 1 * have been drawn up by Dickln-son and White Little Rock engineering firm. Oscar Fendler of Blythcvlile acted as special attorney for the City of Ma. rilla, and Wallace Townsend of Lit tie Rock was bond attorney. WASHINGTON, April 29. Senate Communist Investigators handled with care today a proposa that Frederick Vanderbllt Field be cited for contempt for refusing 1 answer their questions. Senator Tydings (D-Md) said h won't toke Ihe* lead in any such move against the reputed Communist millionaire. Other members • of Ihe Senate foreign relations subcommittee headed by Tydings indicated they favor caution In seeking a citation against Field. McCarthy Ch»rjfr« The Semite subcommillee is look- Ing Into charges by Senator Mc- Cnrlhy <R-Wls) that the Stale Department harbors Communists and Red sympathizers. When Field was before the eom- mitlee under subpena yesterday he flatly refused to say whether he er has been a Communist. He also fused to comt across with many her answers — generally on the oiind his replies might Incrlmin- e him. Committee Counsel: Edward . P Morgan called Field's conduct "con- imptubus" and formally asked " Tennessee Girl Wins Mid-South Spelling Contest COOLER noon and In east portion early tonight, cloudy Sunday, showers end- Ing east, portion afternoon, little change In temperatures, northeast- et*wvinds becoming northerly 25- SSllples per hour tonight and Sunday, low tonight 50s extreme south- eas portion, high Sunday 50 southeast portion. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—75. Sunset today—5:43. Sunrise tomorrow—5:12. ' Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. .irtay—none. Total since Jan. 1—2431. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—02.5. Normal mean for April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—80. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dal —22.75. Two Churches to Show Film Depicting Conflict of Christianity, Communism "The Sickle or the Cross." » 'lira depicting the conflict of Communism and Christianity, is scheduled to be shown In Blytheville tomorrow and Monday. The film, produced by Lutheran Daymen's league of the Missouri Synod, will be shoim at the First Methodist Church it 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night and continuous showings of the film will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church nnd he shown as long M .spectators arc on hand.. The Rev. G. Miessler said that the first showing should be completed by 9 p.m., and that the second showing would follow Immediately. The Idea for the film was conceived by T. G. Eggers, executive secretary for the Luthermin Laymen's League, and wu made by Hal Roach Studios In Hollywood. The cast includes Kent Taylor, Gloria Golden, Gene Lockhart and Emmet" Vogan. After seeing the picture, soon after Its preview, Jimmy Fldler noted radio commentator, called I 'A 'must' {or every IrMdom-loving American," and named It the movl of the week. The picture was alsc awarded sixth place in the bes 16 mm. motion picture production of 1949. The film shows the cunning wit which Communists bring one c th,elr comrades, "X-H," to America where he succeeds in fooling an «n lire church to believe he Is * mis sionary. The Red agent plots to dls credit Christianity until he come face to face with the firm fait of a Christian boy- MEMPHIS. Tenn., April 29. I.irtha Ann Kennedy of TipUm County Tenn., won the MldSoutli Spelling Bee here last night, anc n all-expense trip to the Nations: Spelling Bee at Washington. She needed only half a dozer words to eliminate runner-up Joe T. Wilson, Ji., of Pocahontas In Randolph County, Ark. She picked ip the title on the word "apprise,"" having correctly spelled "attribute,' which tripped young Wilson. But Wilson didn't go away empty landed. He won K »100 saving bond for finishing second. Th spelling bee was sponsored by th Memphis Press Scimitar. A total of 61 county champion from Mississippi, Arkansas, Ten nessee and Missouri look part In the bee. apparently still were deadlocked over non-economic issues. Neither side commented on the possibility of an agreement over the weekend that would end the Q5-day strike of some 89,000 workers. Federal mediators also were busy In other labor disputes. And one strike—after two days—was postponed. In Washington, labor conciliators were assigned to confer with the Continental Baking Company and pokesmen for 2.5M AFL bakery orkcrs who have threatened to ;rlke next Tuesday for company- Ide Instead of local bargaining. "he baking chain, one of the coun- ry's largest, has plants In 83 cities. Telephone Issue A federal mediator plans to meet ith company and union officials i New York over the weekend to ttempt settlement of the strike of 0,000 installation workers In the nation-wide telephone v.-age dis- ™te. No comment was made nftcr 'esterday's discussion between rep- esentatives of the CIO Communication Workers union and the Western Klectrlc Company of the Bel Telephone System. The two-day strike by 'some 125 workers against the Chicago and Illinois Midland con!-hauling railroad was postponed last night. Students Quiet On Saturdays NEW YORK, April 29. (rt r |—Pe.ic descended on New York's hlg school student front today afte four days of riotous demons Ira tloi for higher teacher pay and rcstora tion of dances and other after school activities. All Quiet" was the word fro the city hall sector where yclli mobs of teen-agers clashed repea edly with police cordons earlier the week. It was Saturday—a no-school da There was no reason to play hookc It looked ns if the unprecedcnt disorders had died down—for tl weekend, at lenst. But more than ICO poltccme afoot and mounted, patrolled city hall flrea Jnst in case. omm!tt*« to consider citlnR Flekl or contempt-of .Congress/; ''."••"' ,- ' Tydlnffs Quizzed Reporters asked Tydings whether, s chairman , of the committee, he itcutta to put the contempt issue fflclally before the committee In nc with Morgan's request. • Tydings replied it will be "up to ome other member of the commit- to make the first move. He aid he has no Intention of taking he lead. Senator Htckenlooner (R-Iowa) aid at the hearing yesterday that plans to seek action against Field, Later, however, he said he tvould wait for an opinion from the ,oinmlU«e 1 s lawyers ivs to whether here Is legal ground for a contempt citation. Senator Ixxige of Massachusetts. ,he other Republican on the committee, called Field's refusal to answer questions "one of the most' shocking spectacles I have ever seen." But he was mum on whether he would move to cite Field. The committee called Field to the stand in another effort to get nt the truth In the snarled Owen Lattimore case. might make up the loss of revenue —and add a billion to the federal coffers besides—by imposing higher taxes on corporation Income, in- herilnnces and blg.glfto, 'and by closing tnx law loopholes. •"•• Some of the Democratic tax writers are taking a dim view of th* prospect for picking up $961.000,000 by Increasing these taxes—this being an election year. They already, have abandoned any Idea of pro-. duclng the extra revenue Mr. Truman suggested. • . • * The committee appeared, too, to- be Ignoring Mr. Truman's .request that a new 10 per cent tax be levied on television sets/ . ,Action In Delall In detail, this.In what the com- mltle* recommended yesterday: ' , Night club-v-reversed Thursday's" action, to approve a slash from" 20 per cent to 10 In the impost on night'club bills. This would'" save patrons about $19,000,000 a year. Tb N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, April 29. (IF)— Closing colton quotations: High Low Close Mny 3252 324C 3246 July 3277 3272 3272 Oct 3213 3IS3 3173 Dec 3160 3M2 3160 Mch 3165 3148 31C4-B decided, too, to exempt, from th« t cabaret 9r night club tax thfordl- nary dnnce v hall where pop U aoW 1 on the side. Local lelephori&s—sla-sh 'the ,18 per cent tux on residential telephone bills to 10. Retain the 15 per cent, rale on business telephones. On so-called "short-tolls", of residential or business telephone* the lax-would be reduced from-15 per cent to 10 on charges under .25. cents. Telephone ,Taxw Long distance telephone and ra- j dlo telephone—reduce the. 25 per cent tax to 20 per cent. Tile President suggested a cut to 15 per cent. Telegraph—slash the 25 per cent- rate to 10 per cent. Here the cut was deeper than Mr. Truman proposed. He suggested 15 per cent. Travel tickets—trim the 15 per cent Impost -to 10 per cent. Tills would mean a saving oi ViS.OOO.OOO a year for persons riding railroads, airplanes, buses, and the Mke. The ciit conforms with that the president asked. • Transportation of freight—cut the 3 per cent tax to 1 i'2 per cent. Mr. Truman asked that thts tax be removed completely. Rebuilt and reconditioned auto parts—exempt them from the 5 per cent manufacturers' excise levy. • Baby bottle warmers—repeal the 10 per ocnlj lax. Casey Jones Rides Rails Again As Stamp Honors Engineer 'Maritime' Stopn [>jo> Girl Mississippi County's entrant, Betty Johnson, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Coley Johnson ol Dycss, went down early In the spelling bee. when she misspelled the word "maritime." Each county champion received S25 for participating In th. contest. The third place winner, Mary Garrad of Sunflower county, MlM,. won a »50 bond. 'Princess' Heads Rose Festival Caravan's Visit Miss Freddie RoRcrs of Liltlc Hock, one of seven Rose Festival • "princesses" who arc candidates lor j the Rose Queen title, headed a caravan of about 15 persoas from the. -state's capital city that visited Bly- Ihevllle at noon today. The caravan, touring this section of the state to publicize Little nock's annua Rose festival next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, pre.«nted a brief program In front of the Jaycee cluhhouse on North Second Street. Afterwards, they were guests al a luncheon at the Hotel Noble. The caravan left this afternoon lo visit Osceola, Hascn, Carllse and Lonoke niter,appearing In Newport, Walnut Ridge, Joncsboro, fara- gould, L*»chviUe and Manila earlier today. JACKSON, Tenn., April 29. W>—' One million, six hundred thousand picture. 1 : of the hero of America's most famous railroad wreck went on .sale here today. For this Is "Casey Jones Day" In Tciiaesscc. And Casey, that fabulous engineer, is on a new three- cent stamp. The stamp, sold here for Ihe first time anywhere. Is one of 12 special Issues authorl7ed this year by the noslofficc department. It honors the nation's raU- road engineers — with Casey as their symbol. You've heard of Casey — everyone has. He was the hotshot engineer of his day. He died in the wreck of the "Connonball Express" near Vaughn, Miss., 50 years ago Monday. Casey Wai Real Yon probably thought he was legend—like Paul Bunyan, the glanl logger who could kill a pond of bullfrogs with a single shout, or smoth er a forest fire with a spurt of to bacco Juice. But Casey was real. Tho wreck that killed Catey wai & piddling altalr, however, by Bun yan standards. Casey was the only icllm and died because he stuck o his engine in a vain effort to irake It before the crash. Ordinarily, such a minor wreck s worlh maybe R couple Inches of ype In your newspaper. But some- hlng about this one caught the >ublic fancy. l.rirends Grew Legends about It grew. A Negro reman set the words to a coal- ncavers chant and the song was x>rn that swept Casey to Immorality. That fireman is about the only man connected with the Casey story that wasn't on hand today. No one knows exactly who he was. But the fireman who made that final run with Casey, Sim Webb of Memphis, was an honor guest, along with Casey's widow, still living here in his hometown. City fathers planned hard lo make the Casey Jones day celebration a memorable occasion. But it's the postoftice crew that'll remember the longest. And al) because of those .stamp collectors. Postmaster Roy Gilbert reported thnt 300,000 philatelists In the United Stales and more than 50 foreign natlsi-c wrote asking "firs ;i,-.> covers"—postmarked envelopes bearing a new first-Issue Case; Jones stamp. Grodinq of Begins in Ward 1 Work on the alleys in residential sections shifted to Ward 'One today following completion of similar work In Ward Two yesterday, according to Alderman J. L. Nabcrs. a member of the city's Street Committee. All alleys arc being graded with fill-In work being done where nec- csary. Mr. Nabcrs said The work in being done by the city's street crew. The grading work Is expected to inrt in Wards Three and Four lext week, Mr. Nabcrs said. New York Stacks NKW VOHK STOCKS Closing Quotations AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester Distiller Steel .. National Republic Radio Socony Vacuum Stuclebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel 32 5-S Sears & 1-t 156 7-8 68 1-2 30 3-8 31 7-8 68 5-8 159 48 3-8 85 3-4 SS 5-8 14 1-4 27 22 1-2 30 7-8 , 21 3-4 , n 1-2 , 34 , 71 . 64 3-4 . 51 3-4 May 1-6 Important Dates as Missco Puts: New Stress on Use pf Cotton

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