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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARIEAHBAO AMD BOUTHKA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 172 Blythevill* Courier Blythevilto Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE! CENTS City Council Delays Action on Decontrol OfRentsTillOct.25 Spokesmen for BIytheville realtors and Legionnaires fought another round in the verbal battle of rent decontrol before the City Council last night but the net result was another del ay. in action on the petition filed in June by the •Steal Estate Board in a move to pry the lid off rents. ^ After hearing arguments by at-* — torney Frank Douglas for the real- ^^ w«« ._ __ $2,000 Collected For Chest Drive tors and a brief rebuttal by Curtis Little for the Legion, the aldermen voted unanimously to delay acting on the petition until a special session Oct. 25. The petition for rent decontrol was filed in "une and first considered by the council at that month's session, when It voted to delay action on the matter until a survey could be made of BIytheville housing facilities by the Office of Housing Expediter. The report following the .survey Mid that BIytheville lacked sufficient housing facilities to warrant lifting controls by the federal agen- County Decontrolled Meanwhile, on the basis of a petition filed by the Lee Wilson Co., controls were lifted In five South Mississippi County communities. Then'the housing expediter lifted controls In all Mississippi County towns except BIytheville. The realtors are arguing that there Is sufficient housing in BIy- theville, that government controls »re a bad thing and that the controls should be lifted. The Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, who\flled a protest to Hie realtors' petition, say that rents will skyrocket If controls are removed and that it should be left up to the federal agency to jrtft them. ' ' ™ The Legionnaires point out that 'if the controls are removed by the council, the action, is Irrevocable •rid the ceilings cannot be replaced If rents Jump On the other hand, they point out, If'the housing expediter lifts controls, he also can relmpose them SI.rents get out of line. That Amount Reported By Only Three Teams; $28,000 Being Sought - Reports from the first day of so- STUDENT" TRAPPED IN STORM DEBRIs"-Miis"Gayle Keen^, liciUtlon for advanced gifts to the ° f fros ^ toof ' Ha " her face contorted by pain, awaits rescue from wrect- Blytheville Community Chbst show- age '" wllich she was trapped at Minneapolis, Minn., when 80-mile winds ed a total of $2,240 early today, but toppled the Sheridan Hotel 60-foot chimney. The masonry crashed only three | teams had made report*. I through 'the roof of the three-sfcry west wing, where the girl had a The collection from business es- eral An estimated 40 members of Dud Cason Legion post attended the council ; meeting in a body and a number of real estate men -were on- hand. Bias** Trend In arguing for decontrol, Mr Douglas blasted • socialistic , trends on all levels ,of, government He jAmerteacS arejfIc-f^* ttrir .„ am! through^kovermnent controls cci numerous pha?—; of business and ..private life.' He said; "No one objects to ie- control eacept for selfish reasons." Ke also cited the amount of building done In BIytheville during the past eight months 'and the tma.ll amount' of cash now required to launch construction of 'a residence. Mr. Douglas blamed a shortage of rental units on Increased sales of property because they brought too little revenue with fixed rents. In decrying the Increase in governmental controls, he also took •.j crack at what he called the ^jimme boys™ who overlooked the principle behind many Issues and saw. only what they stood to gain from them. Mr. Douglas said he opposed rent control in principle as well as oh the basis of Us actual workings. "Avoid Embarrassment" As the council .prepared to vote on the motion to delay a decision, Mr. Little suggested that the aldermen "avoid 'embarrassment by leaving the decontrol decision" to the federal housing. expediter. He said Aika- s and BIytheville were high on the list of areas to be decontrolled in the near future by Housing Expediter Tighe Woods. He reiterated the • expediter's authority to relmpose controls if rents jumped excessively. . Political lines were drawn during a brief exchange between Mr. Doug^ and Mr. Little at the end of We discussions. Mr. Little charged that Mr. Douglas "made as good a Republican talk as I've heard tabllshments started yesterday fol- 1 —'— a klckbff breakfast and the B collections portend the gen- sollcltatlon that begins next Tuesday. During these two solicitation programs and. a brief clean-up campaign, $28,860'is being sought to finance the 13 Red Feather service Organizations, whose financial budgets have been approved by the BIytheville Community Chest Board. IS Teams Working Fifteen teams opened the campaign collections yesterday, but only two complete teams and one of the two members in other teams had submitted returns. ^Kendall Berry and Prank Nelson; working independently, Roy Morris and Henrion Carlton, a team, and J. Louis Cherry and Monroe Grain, as a team, had made reports. During two days last year almost »10,000 was collected, and It was hoped that as much would be collected this year to get the campaign off to a good start. R. A. Porter is directing the advance gifts solicitation, while John OaudUl i» general campaign Official Advises Arkansas Farmers oh Y/eevil Control By Gordon 'Brown • WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. {ffj— The . Agriculture Department Is advising Arkansas cotton farmers to follow losely the recommendations of heir state experts, on control' of xill weevils. A. J. Loveland, Undersecretary" of Agriculture, discussed weevil control n a letter to Senator Pulbrlght (D- Afk), who had passed along com- 'laints by Arkansas farmers that otton losses due to weevils were particularly heavy this year. Fulbright had suggested that the Department investigate control nethods to determine if they con- Imie to be effective. Loveland told Fulbright that the Department does this very thing, hat entomologists from 12 southern :otton states meet every, year and Mr. Douglas promptly replied: "As for making a Republican talk, I left the Democratic Party when Roosevelt ran for a third term." They ended their forensic battle, however, with a friendly handshake. Act on Park In other action last night, the council passed an ordinance prohibiting certain activities on the park being made from the old cemetery site on Chlckasawba Avenue and giving It a name. The ordinance designated the site Pioneers' Memorial T"ark. It also set up certain activities as acts of vandalism an provided fines ranging from $1 to 450. Among these are driving of vehicles on the park area; staging of athletic contest* or practice games any kind, destruction ol monu- ts or fencing, mutilating or de:ruction of trees and shrubbery, picking of flowers, and throwing ol rubbish. The ordinance also pro- tilblta erection of signs or billboards In the park. An emergency clause put the ordinance unto effect Immediately following Its passage. The council also voted to accept a trial offer of a new control mech- S«* COCNCn. on Pace S Mock «±£*-S'!2?* <*"** * "" OoMr Hen* wffl ijipm i !*£; \[M., ' -s y r Adult Leadership Meeds Stk'e£r»e<* AtiScout Banquet Adult leadership of today Is responsible for, the character of future leaders," ttw'He*.' H L Robinson, pastor of the*Mtethodist Church at Luxora, told the 60 Boy Scout leaders last night at the annual banquet of the North Mississippi County District at the Hotel Noble The Rev. Mr. Robinson pointed out that if the United States Is to retain a position of leadership the youth of today must be strengthened through , proper guidance and wholesome activities to accept the role of leadership. He emphasized the Importance of Boy Scou organizations and the need for even greater activities. In a progress report, R. A. Porter district chairman, pointed out tha three new Scout Troops, two new Senior Units, and two new Cub Packs had been formed In the district' this year and that through the Eastern Arkansas Area Council and the district, tweleve troop participated in summer camp activities at cedar Valley near Hardy Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters were recognized last nigh by Worth D. Holder, district com mlssloner. Troop leaders present las night included Kenneth Richardson Dan Blodgett, o. b. Stivers, Harry Cook, Lee Richardson and Randal Hawks. , . .. • .The. report of the nominating committee for. district officers wa, delayed until the annual Counci meeting Nov. 29. James Roy was master of ceremonies at the banquet, A. E. Cald well gave the Invocation and the group was dismissed with the Scout master's benediction by Kenneth Richardson. • During" the program, Dr. and Mrs Milton Webb presented vocal anci piano selections. Newest B/ytfievif/e Theatre to Open The Starvue Drive-in theater completed recently by W. L. Moxle will open at 6:30 tonight when Mayor Doyle Henderson cuts th ribbon to open the theater entrance T. P. (Doc) Dean will preside a a short opening ceremony at 6:3 and the movie will be shown a 7 pin. The opening was scheduled fo last week, but was delayed because of weather. The theater is located one mil south .of BIytheville on Highway 6 Officer Resigns Post On Police Fore* Here Chief of Police John Poster toda announced the regUnatlon of Mo torcyde Officer Arthur Fields from BJythevUle Police Force. Chief Poster said that Officer FWdj mention became etfectiv had been a member oj (be BlJtbertUe force for approxi ••tely tw» ymn. HI* replacement has not been ap " •• nt. Chief Jtetet said. com. She suffered head cuts and a possible fracture of an ankle. She as enrolled in a school for airline hostesses. (AP Wirephoto). :onsider the matter. Weevil control, Loveland said, complicated by many factors, including the presence of other Insects. . ' I ^Insecticide Shortage He said alsb'r that, there was a shortage of inFecticides in some ireas of the "south and that some nsectlcides used did not accomplish the .required"~results. "This may account for'some, of the failure to obtain satisfactory control/' .Loveland said. He added that some growers apt-lied -insecticides - too late, others stopped ;.tbo - soon. "Where cotton growers followed carefully the measures recommended for boll weevil control: by the entomologists in Arkansas, fairly satisfacory crops are being produced, even in areas where heavy infestations occur," Loveland wrote. "The growers- not obtaining satisfactory lesults from the use of insecticides should profit by their experiences this year," Loveland wrote. "Arkansas is fortunate, he said, in having available the advice and recommendations of Professor Dwight Isely and Dr. Charles Lincoln of the experiment sation and extension service. . Advising farmers to ; follow the experts' recommendations, Loveland said that "contusion is likely to oeyelop and mistakes be made when fanners depend on the advice of insecticide salesmen and officials in other states." "Our suggestion," he said, "is that the cotton growers In Arkansas become acquainted with the Insect pests In their cotton fields and that they follow carefully the advice and recommendatiins of their entomologists." Fulbright said lhat the Department "apparently, is making a real Effort 'to help In the control of this pest. 1 ' Heavy Rains Cause Flood At Big Lake Rain which fell last 1 night in Northeast Arkansas-and Southeas Missouri has caused flooding be tween the levees at Big Lake tha may wash out from 4.000 to 5.00C acres, much of it in cultivation. ' Water from heavier rains north of BIytheville is yet to flow through Big lake and the crest has not ye been reached, according to c O Redman, secretary of Drainage Dis trict 17. ' ' ' .Mr. Redman reported this mom ing a Big Lake gauge reading o •n 5, three and one-half feet' ove flood stage.,, -„-. ^7 *«,, >This reading showed a rise^df on oot slijce yesterday, he said. " Result of this flooding, Mr"'Bed man said, "will be from 4,OoS te i 000 acres ruined m this district, rhe district extends into Polotett County > L The flood waters a? present •still between the levees, where m land Is in cultivation Mr. Redman said there was „ ray to predict further rises or whe 'he crest would occur until more auge readings can be obtainet throughout the district. The waters are not likely to cut ;raffio across the old "Big" Lake bridge, he said, but will prevent work : on the dirt fill being-placed for the new span. Wh|le 1.05 inches of rain »as reported for• BIytheville, 207 Inches , , , In Cape Glr arrieau Rainfall or 1.34 inches was measured at Biz Lake -this morning. Goodfellows Also Benefit from Red Feather Services Included In the funds to be collected by Community chest Fund campaign Is the Cemetery Association and the Goodfellows. Combined they receive a total of $1,015. Goodfellows The organization distributes several hundred Christmas baskets each year to the needy- The funds are admlnistere d through the f" American Le- " i glon. Their quota calls for JI.OOO of the $28,650 Communty Chest Budget. Cemetery Association Beautificatlon of .the cemetery and the hiring of a caretaker for maintenance of the cemetery grounds calls for but $75 of the Community chest funds. McCMIan to Europe WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. </P) Senator' McClellan (D-Aik) plans to .said Briday from New York for Europe. He is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to view conditions Sn Europe. Mrs. McClellan will accompany him. Halsey Scornful Of B-36 Tactics n Event of War Bull Says Bomber U Too Slow; Need Fast Fighter Types By • Dauilai B. Cornell WASHINGTON, Oct.- «. <(P> — rlzzled fleet admiral William F. Bull) Halsey proposed today a de- ense strategy based on readiness o wage simultaneous air attack on roop' and military targets. Halsey. made clear that would re- ulre lighter, swifter plane* than he B-M "Intercontinental bomber" n which the Air Force Is eoncen- rating. He was before the House Armed Services Committee, continuing the Navy's barrage against'a military r which puts so much emphasis n the B-38. Navy men contend the B-36 eould i of use only for "mass attack" n large areas. With a reference to that, Halsey aid a successful war "cannot be ought .by carrying . on separate ampalgns against industrial and Ivll populations." He scornfully compared this con- :ept of strategic air warefare to medieval "selge" operations. Halsey, -whose carrier-based airmen drummed the Japanese up and down the Pacific, said the lesson rom World War Two is the need 'or Immediate heavy air attacks at he military body of the enemy 'who would be trying to crunch ' is way across Europe." Attack Supplies i'The objective of stopping and finally driving back the enemy onrush can only be done by attacking 'he enemy's armed forces and the ransport system which moves him arid his supplies." Bombers by-passing these paramount military targets, he said, 'won't stop anything—except possibly bullets from the thousands of high-flying fast fighters an aggressor will have." Strategic bombing of rear area population centers can't stop enemy jround forces,; Halsey rumbled on to an attentive ". committee. "The mass bombing of cities can only produce delay, remote and In- Philip Murray Sees End Of Nationwide Steel Strike Missouri Rejects P\an Union Leo3er To Dam Current River NEWPORT, Ark., Oct. 12. (/P)— The slate of Missouri said "no" today to Army engineers' plans for two big flood control dams on the Current River. « "The state of Missouri cannot at this time, or under foreseeable conditions In the future, approve construction of any reservoir, or dam on Current River," said Oov. Forrest Smith's official .'statement. Tile sharply worded prepared statement was to be presented at a hearing here by John A. Short, water engineer for the Missouri Division of Resources and Devel opment. The statement went further than rejection of the planned reservoirs near Doniphan, Mo., and at Blair Creek on the upper Current and Jack's Pork rivers. It also criticized the planners. I "There are streams with natural attributes which, In their total, are, so unique as to warrant the pres-' ervation of the streams, simply because they are unique," it-said, "If all other factors • were Ignored, it Is apparent that the Current River is such a stream. "Lacks Planning* "This proposal ' to Impound the waters of Current River has even broader,and more serious Implications. It emphatically points to a deficiency in national policy which Ignores such values in planning for comprehensive development. "The Corps of Engineers has shown that the Doniphan and Blair Creek reservoirs are riot econom- icnlly justified. Mention is made of certain Intangible benefits which would make the reservoirs feasible. "The state contends that If all the costs, damages nnd benefits, both tangible and Intangible^ arc considered, the reservoirs would not be Justified under any circumstances." , Smith asked that the two reservoirs l)c eliminated from any long rnnge plan for the White River basin. "Part of the flood protection which the reservoirs would afford could be provided locally down- strcnm,'" he said. "The value of such storage In producing substantial benefits on the Mississippi River has never been demonstrated satisfactorily to the slate." Instead of reservoirs/ he recommended a good land management program. That would not substitute for flood 'control storage but would "enhance the local economy, Improve recreational, fish and wildlife resources and contribute to the national timber supply. "This would appear to be of much more value to the region, to the slale and to the nation than arty flood control storage Unit might he placed on Current River." • He noted that reservoirs hud been urged as having recreational value, too, hut said they could not fill the gup. . "The slate parks, the fish nnd wildlife resources and especially the large springs of the Current River valley are unique and irreplaceable." Little Rock Man Talks to First Baptist Members Dr. B. H. Duncan of Little Rock editor of the Arkansas Baptist' spoke last night to the 150 who attended the .annual Stewardship Banquet at the First Baptist Speaking on the subject, "Advance Waits on Our Stewardship " the speaker pointed out that giving rather, than getting, gave church membership and Christian living a real meaning. T Individual advancement through stewardship was explained by : Mrs W. M. Williams, Miss Pearl Lee' and Bill Strickland, while Russell Baugh and Alvln Huflman, Jr., discussed the advancement of Christ's Program through stewardship. Those discussing Individual stewardship emphasized that giving Included time and talents and tithes. Mrs. Baugh reviewed the advancement of the church through mi»- slons,.and Mr. Huffman's discussion dealt with the challenge of' the church building program. Following the discussions Mrs. Harry Prltzius sang "How Lone Must We Walt," and Miss'Mary Jo Eaton sang, "Airon the Altar, Dear Jesus." • • The banquet room was decorated with arrangements of harvest-tan* flowers and the fall motif was used throughout the decoration. The speaker's table was centered with gold chrysanthemums In a hollowed pumpkin, with crystal candlettlck* with burning tapers flanking the arrangement. Mrs. J. H. Seeman was chairman of the arrangement committee and was assisted by Mrs E. L, Hale Mrs. Tom Jackson and Mrs. Alvlr Huffman, Sr. The food committee was headed by Mrs. Harry Brooks, and composed of Mrs, Charle* Evans,. Mrs. George IngrUm, Mr* Ted King, Mrs. E. W. Simmons anci Mrs. Joe Waddy. Hays Sullivan was master of ceremonies, and John Mayes gave the Invocation. The group was dismissed with the benediction from the Rer E. C. Brown, pastor, direct effects on the course of the IT. "The weight of evidence', in bur own and'the British bombing surveys 'Inbws this very clearly. "These.-reports show that It was a mistake .to believe the B-lTa, or later : B-29s, could, by unescorted mass bombing attacks on cities, gain military advantage in proportion to their cost, .or to believe that results would be directly and Immediately effective." ' Halsey went on to nay that the lesson from the last war that stands out clearly above all others Is "if you want to go anywhere Sn modem war. In the air, on the sea, on the land—you must have command:of he' air." Command of the air won't be gained by heavy bombers, Halsey laid, and added: "It Is gained by fighting the enemy air force and defeating it. "It Is gained by attacking enemy ir fields and their supporting installations." "It Is gained by shooting down the enemy pilots faster than he can train them.- Reds 'Mentioned Most of the witnesses In the searings have come right out and mentioned Russia as a potential foe. But Halsey, In his first reference to a possible enemy, didn't. He spoke of "Eurasia." Halsey was arguing that the best way to cripple an enemy is to wreck his bridges and railroads. "We know that Eurasia Is weak n transportation," he said. "It Is a thing they have the least of. It's what we' have the most of. We would be foolish not to use our Clear Day Is Forecast for 10th National Cotton Picking Contest Although more than an Inch of rain fell In BIytheville last night, weather prospects for the 10th annual National Cotton J picking Contest Friday were termed "encouraging" this morning on'the bails of reports from Little Rock forecasters. A brisk breeze and warm sun were drying cotton today In the Blythe-' ville area and continued fair, weather "was the outlook for. the next two- days. A senior forecaster on duly at the U.S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock said this morning that no rain was in sight between now and the contest day. Clear weather! was In prospect for tomorrow and Friday with only occasional scattered cloudiness, he said. Rain that began here about 10:30 last night and ended before sunrise this morning measured 1.05 Indies, according to Robert. B. Bluylock, official weather observer. The cotton picking contest .sponsored by the BIytheville Junior Chamber ol Commerce, Is scheduled to get under way at 10 ajn. Friday. It was postponed from last Friday because of four days of rain that fell earlier that week. The contest will be staged in the same field In which It was held last year. Located Immediately east of Walker Park, It is owned by Jack Finley Robinson and farmed by II. D. Jackson. Pickers May Enter Friday Pickers may enter the content until 9 a.m. Friday morning, when entries will close, contest officials -said today. Registration of pickers Is expected to begin between 7 and 7:30 a.m . The National Cotton Picking Contest Committee, headed by General Plans for School Essay Contest on TB Control Listed Plans :r for Mississippi .County school papers to compete again In the newspaper project sponsored by the National Tuberculosis Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association nnd Hie Arkansas Tuberculosis Association, were announced today by Mrs. O. G. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi Counly Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. Redman snld that titles for Lhe contest csstvys of newspaper articles were to be "Our Community Program for Tuberculosis Control" or, "How We Can Help Prevent Tuberculosis." ' She explained lhat the county unit would award $10 ns a first prize,- and that the county winner would be eligible to enter the state competition nnd possibly national. The stale association offers a $10 first prize $5 second prize, nnd a $3.50 third prize, - and-two honor- «^<^ e ™ — -^anTck'Sh.^S it hurts the most.' Fast, long-range all .aft can hit :he enemy's supply system where it it weakest, he ttald, and accomplish far more than bombing attacks on 'strongly defended Industrial and urban centers." Halsey said there Is a need for strategic bombers. "I believe that there Is a place In our arsenal of weapons for the very best bombers we can get." Weather Arfcans** forecast: Clearing In wutheast. Partly cloudy elsewhere this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Cooler this afternoon and tonight. '••''• Mlnoirl fmcast: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; cooler south portion this afternoon, somewhat cooler tonight southeast half state with "scattered areas of light to moderate frost late tonight south and extreme east; warmer Thursday; low tonight 32-38 south and extreme east, elsewhere In lower 40's. High Thursday In the TO's Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—M. Sunset today—5:S». Sunrise tomorrow—6:M. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a. m. today 1.05. Total since Jan. 1— 49M. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—7t. Normal mean for Oct.—$3.4. . ' Tkb Date IAS* Tear Minimum this morning—43 Maximum yesterday—70. Precipitation Jao. 1 to this date KM. at 7:30 tonight to work out final details In what Is expected to be Its last session for this year. A total of $2,500 In cash owardi will be presented 29 winners Friday afternoon after a trio of Judges has t-urned in its decisions. Announcement of winners Is expected to be made shortly after 3 o'clock. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and the title of "World's Champion Cotton Picker." Top winner in the Women's Division will receive $250. Women also are eligible to win the $1,000 award. A full program of entertainment has been arranged for Friday. Start- Ing shortly after the firing of the starting gun, the program will last until noon and then begin again at 1 o'clock. FlvevWestern and hillbilly bands, two solo entertainers and "Tabu, the Educated Ape" will appear on Friday's -program. Optimistic over Fast Settlement PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12. _ (AP)—Philip Mill-ray says the nationwide strike will end . '• soon—with victory for h'is men in their fight for free pensions and insurance. "I.assure you that before very.long we will all be happy,"-Murray said in an address at Youngstown, O. It was his first talk of a tour to inke him to several of tha nation's steel centers. The U. S. conciliation service went ahead setting up sep- jrate meetings with union and lop industry leaders in an ef- Cort to break the strike. The concllatlon service also kept an eye on reopening of contract talks today between soft coal operators and the striking 380,000 United Mine Workers. It's worried over the approaching crisis as the result of the 24 day old coal slrlke. Severe Blnw .'Both strikes are thrcatenln e a Knockout blow at -American economy. More nnd more Industries are being affected. Iron Age, the national metalworking weekly, says u rci) i cMK . live bargaining does not take place soon the country can look for one of the worst tleups in its history "because it will knock recovery ef- •- forla of the economy Into a cocked hat Iron Age said steel stocks are generally smaller than had at first been estimated The fabricators, employing a half million slcelworkers, are threatened by strikes starting Saturday Their contracts begin running out then, continuing until mid-December. Murray already has served notice he wants free pensions and hiburance for the fabricator em- ployes. Just as he does for the men in baslo steel, now on strike. * Even,as Miirray.was speak Ing-'to*'" 15,000 cheering strikers yesterday -.* the international Harvester Com-'i- pany laid off about 3,500 employees \ at Its Chicago McCormick plant because of depleted steel supplies. That brought the total' of men strike-idled In related Industries . to more than.60,000—Including 41,000 on coal and steel-hauling railroads. The Milwaukee Railroad announced It Is tcmornrfly reducing some of Its passenger train service to , conserve coal. Murray Lel» ' Loose Murray pulled out all the stops In''.his speech. Some of his remarks: > "I have met more liyprocrltes . since the start of this fight than I have ever met In nil ray life. ' "Anybody who wants to be against me can be against me and 111 beat him In the end," "Are old people to be thrust. Into the poor house or on the in^ dustrlal scrap heap and left to dl* In poverty and misery?" Murray left little doubt he'll go right down the line to get free or are presented by the national association. I The Slmwnce* school paper was the winner In the county last year. The purpose of the contest, as explained by Mrs. Redman, Is to create Interest In tuberculosis control nnd to distribute correct Information to school children as a. part of the association's educational project. Entries are to bo turned In to the tuberculosis unit office before Dec. 25 for county Judging, and they will then be submitted to the state contest officials by Jan. 4. Record Poll Tax Count LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. ' 12. (AP)—A record 488,255 poll tax receipts were sold this year, the state auditor's office reported today. The receipts, Issued before October 1, enable the holders to vote In next summer's Democratic primary. The total was nearly 25,000 above the previous record of «3,«1 set last year. The overall increase was made despite the fact that sales fell .off In several counties, Including three of the , state's largest—Sebastian, jeffenon and Union. Southern Campaign Of CIO Drops Arkansas ATLANTA, Oct. 12. C-TV-Fonr southern st.iles and a number of organizers have been dropped from the CIO's "Operation JH^ie" In a move to concentrate on heavily Industrialized areas, George Baldanzi, campaign director, announced (od»y. The slain removed ftom the soBlhwlde drive list are MIssl.i- sippl, LoutsUna, FloricTi and Arkansas. The number of organizers dropped from the organizing committee': pijroll was not those The CIO official <uld the acli, aid not represent "a taking-! or withdrawal." "CIO b not leaving lUtes," he asserted. Church Asks Review NEW YORK, Oct. 12. (APJ-The Federal Council of the Churches of Christ In America is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of a Negro who seeks admission to the university of Texas where segregation prevails. The council announced today that its brief, the first It ever has sub- mitted'to the high court, was filed in Washington in the case of Heman Marlon Sweatt. The announcement said the Presbyterian Church In the U.S. (South- em) disassociated itself from the council's stand. package but Insists the workers chip in. Murray says no lo that-^ he contends such a program would, In effect, be n pay slash as ft would reduce his workers' take-home pay. • The lighting Scotsman reviewed the events which led to the strike. He pointed out the presidential fact-finding board had recommended industry pick up the entire 10- cent tab for, pensions and insurance. War Memorial At Courthouse Nears Cortipletion Mississippi County*! memorial to It? war heroes, which is to be dedicated by General Jonathan Waln- wrlght, retired Army General, is nearing completion. Names are being cut In the stone this week. Curtis j. Little, president at the Mississippi County Memorial Association, which sponsored a campaign for funds lo erect the shait on the Courthouse lawn, said names are being ' added to the original list and that 169 names of men and women killed in World War 1 and World War II had been compiled. John C. McHancy and Sons, contractors and designers for the monument, began entering the names on the stone this week. A rubber mat with the names cut Into it has been placed over the stone and the actual cutting Into the stone was to start today. The association Is'., completing plans to honor General Watnwrtght when he visits BIytheville to dedicate the memorial, November 6. Success Formula ROTHWELL, England, Oct. 13. (JP>—Mr. and Mr's'.i John Berrtdge, both 93, observed their 7-lth wedding anniversary today. Mrs. Berridge gave newsmen this recipe for long.marriage:"' "Always believe your husband knows best about everything." ' ' * . 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