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VOL. XLV—NO. 174 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS —— — . THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTBU5A ST AJarANSAJI AVT, «™~™.~, ._„ "^ Bljrtherill* D»Uy Newi BlylbcvlU* Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Agriculture Department Asks 5,000,000 Acre Cut In 1950 Cotton Acreage By Ovid A. Martin WASHINGTON, Oct 14. (AP)—The'nation's cotton farmers may have to find a new use for slightly more than 5,000,000 acres of their land next year. ||t< The Agriculture Departments-holder of a $550,000,000 cotton sin-plus—is asking them to reduce their 1950 cotton plantings by that amount. * To encourage Individual farmers to cut cotton production, the department also proposed rigid mar- Keliiig quotas on the 1950 crop which would be designed to reduce sales at least 20 per cent below this year's crop. Vole Dec. 15 Quotas must be approved by at least two-thirds of the growers voting in a referendum before they can be put Into effect.-.The question will be submitted to a grower election Dec. 15. If the conlro] program is voted, much of the land taken out of cotton probably would be diverted to the production of livestock feed grains and pastures. The Department has urged expansion of the livestock industry in the cotton sreas. i The quota program could be expected to cut income from cotton perhaps as much as 20 to 25 per cent. This possibility Is based upon the assumption that price supports on thc 1950 crop will be kept at about, this year's level. Minimum Acreage Under the control program, the Department will allot 21,000.000 «cres for cotton plantings next year. This Is the minimum permitted by law and compares with 28,380,000 planted this year. Each grower would be limited to sale of cotton grown on his allotted ^jhfcres. If sold, cotton grown on ex- '.^ra acres would be subject to a penalty tax which probably would be about 15 cents a pound or slightly more than half the prospective market value. In proposing the control program, the Department said the current cotton supply Is about 27 per cent larger than is needed for the mar. ket and for reserves. Much of this extra supply has moved into government hands under grower price tupport programs. Quotas on cotton were last used in 1942 when they were approved by 939 per cent of "•*"*"" _, Those eligible * erendum lue •"aSVirii" , cotton last yenr, wh'c...« w><r. ower, tenant or »hirecrppper," The Department Mid each 'farm would ibe notified of its acreage allotment before the referendum a held ^ , , _ School Band, And Glee Club Gel- Chest Assistance Music- appreciation for Blytheville School Students is being fur- €iered through two funds included the Blytheville Community Chest, tie High Schcool Glee club are listed among the Red Feather Agencies. Hish School Glee Club This year S100 of the 828,650 being sought through the Red Feather fund campaign will be used to tfuy and maintain a musical lib- S rnry for, the " Blytheville High School Glee Club. The fundamentals of music, together with opportunity of expression through music' are given students through Glee Club Work. Ilijh School Band Musical Instruments and uniforms for the Blytheville High School Jfcnd are to be provided through WOO from the' Community Chest Fund. The band has been improved and expanded to be one of the favored school activities, and the funds are to be used for greater Improvement, and providing some instruments needed badly by the band. Board Considers Red Cross Budget Goal for Next Year To Be About Same As Total This Year It was indicated today that th budget for the Chickasawba Dls trlct Chapter of the American Re Cross would be approximately th same as that of last year, .whe 513,743 was set as a tun campaig quota last year. Noble Gill, chapter chairman said, however, that tlie exact quot for the campaign scheduled fo March . would not be determine until the national budget had bee set up. The local budget was presente to the executive, board last night a a meeting in the chapter office, i the court house, by the f inane chairman, J. L. Giinn. The March campaign will be tc raise funds for the maintenance the chapter after July i, 1950.' In the case report submitted ti the board by Mrs. Floyd Haralsdn executive secretary, It was pointe out that only M families were as sisted last month, while the usua nu ," lb f lr k "bout 130. Mrs. Haralsoi said the cause for this was tha there had been adequate wor available so that only a few famllle required financial assistance total mg $119.29. Those attending the meeting las night were Mr. Gill. Mrs..HnraIscm Mr. Gunn. Mrs. Cornelius Modinger Hermon Carlton - - - BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 14, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS _ ; — _ __ui«v»ma WH-UJQ riYEi UBJM'ni - Championship Effo Mo-Poc Strike Are Stepped Up ST LOUIS, Oct $50,000 CivJ/ Act/on Involving Officer Goes To Jury in Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Get 14 (AP)—A federal court jury today na.5 to decide, ivfietlier Chief of De- teclives Jerry Watkins was unlawfully cjecled from the Oaklawn race track. r^e were stepped up to Guy A. Thompson, 'tiie railroad'; trustee, announced nc-gotiators try- ne to settle the 282 claims which f - le sMke !lli> ' e otided t session to their schedule. Thi norn,ng ? meeting started 30 m"n tWs ° n P levious S h n Sald "We are no h ,e sP«d ,we would like" is possiblc but doubt- —Courier News Photm PICKERS RACE FOR $2,500 GOAL-Fingers flying, from boll to pick-sack, entrants In the 10th annual National Cotton picking Contest are shown above shortly after the starling gun was fired at 10 o'clock tins morning. The field, owned by Jack P. Robinson and farmed by H. D. Jackson, is located immediately east of Wallcer Park. At right are last year's champions as they prepared to defend their titles They are Eueene Shmaull of Blytlieville and Memphis,-who''won the $1000 first prize for the second time last year, and Mrs. Lavern Deatuerage of Walnut Ridge, winner of the 5250 first-place award in the 1918 Women's Division. Shinault also won in 1915. United States' Eleven Top Communists Are Found Guilty Of Conspiring Against Nation NEW YORK, Oct. 14; (AP)-The 11 top communist leaders were convicted today of' teach forcible overthrow of the " Mrs. Thelma Dial, foreman of the jury, in announcing Ihe verdict said 'We find each and every'one [^ the defendants guilty." The verdict was returned to Federal Judge Howard Medina at n-ag am The jury entered the l courfroom Amerihan to The 10 CO p m When negotiators have exhausted p ° n some •nethod-for m M B tho5£ that remain unsettled.. The 5,000. striking trainmen are to, return to their jobs at ftrth ""• ^-.P™^"™ was set forth m a settlement formula ac- fast week h the dis|>ute N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 ^' 29S3 2993 2919 2394 •>.'- 2961 2370 2960 2969 war 2953 2960 2951 2S60 Ma y 29* 2955 S9i5 2853 July 2895 2901 2894 2901 New York Cotton Oct. Dec. Mnr. May Uuly Open High Low .... 2967 2994 -'2980 ... 2067 2972 2964 . . 2962 2965 2958 •>•• 2953 2960 2951 ... 2305 Mil J9C2 1:30 5994 2971 2964 2959 2911 ;Soyb eons Open High low After negotiating -for six hours yesterday, Roy E . Davidson, spokes- nan for Ihe unions, said two very important cases invlovin K the en- S'neers had been settled About 100 of the claims have been Mled thus far by-direct negotiations. ^6""X Eight union officers and ei?ht company representatives are lak- '" g P? rt -'» the peace talks at the Missouri Pacific building here. Library Arranges For Open House Sunday! to 5 p.m. p,*r Cn , h , 011Se Ior thc Public Library. Sixth and Main Streets, will b e observed from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday,, it was announced •r *in, y Ira Ora y' librarian, rne library was dedicated Wednesday as a memorial to Farmer England, civic leader and former prest- i C L,5 , e ^ Lions Clllb whlch »r- ranged for the construcllon ol the memorial. " r - Gl j'y s »'d that no formal program has been arranged for the D P cn ,.. hous « but that members of the library board will oe on hand to-greet the visitors and show them ) imV '^ bu " dinfr with its new- 'or each defendant Is lo" jeir imprisonment and $10,000 fine Tlie jury was polled at the re quest of defense attorney Harrv Sacher. The decision may dcteimlne the lure of tin. American Communist, ' > as sent to bed at . -. last night after more thrui five hours of secret debate, it got the case after a nine-month trial. Eight of the- defendants went home .for the night lo the cheers and applause of their sympathizers, about 100 of whom kept vigil outside the federal court buildine The .olher three defendants still nre kept In jail during out-of-court hours for contempt. Picketing has been an off-ami-on feature of the historic trial 5 i nc e it began in Jud'ge Medina's courtroom last Jan. 17. With time out for dinner, the jurors debated five hours and eight minutes in all last night. At their own request, Judge Medina finally sent them to bed at the Hotel Knickerbocker on West 54th street. The conspiracy case went to the Jury at 3:53 pjn. yesterday after 33 weeks of trial, it perhaps is tne longest federal criminal Irial m American history. Judge Medina »arncd Ihc jury that the trial was not intended as a witch hunt or book-burning foray. It was a trial of u men accused of conspiring lo advocate violent overthrow of the US. government, he said. Mine Owners Soy They'll not Yield To Lewis Demands HI ' Assistant to Manager Homed for Hotel Noble Stanley Oresley. manager of the Noble Hotel In Blytheville, today announced the appointment of Mrs Clara Martin as assistant manager. Mrs Martin, who will be In charge of food wiS* eating services, araum- ea;"CT duties here the first of Oc!* i r '.*!& f omerly baring been associated with the Hotel King Cotton tn MemphU, where she was manager 6f the coffee shop. ,ii^»5*£&f?!? ln «. l ? . D1 * th '- Driver Fined $35 J. C. Kilbrcalh was fined S35 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor. e zure than to' 'cut our own throit ' by yielding to John L Lewis' price demands If It ha to go to government, let it BO to government," said-George H. Love, chief spokesman for the operators negotiating here for two- thirds of the nation's commercial soft coal production. : •' • "Tlie average operator is a pretty impoverished fellow," Love told; a news conference. • "He Is not going to cut his own tliront by Increasing his costs this year. If there Is a spontaneous movement in this industry as Mr I-ewls says there is, It is among the small coal operators. They are unanimous in saying that they can't pay any more. "There is no more reason to seize the Industry than to seize the union," Love continued, hastening to add he was not suggesting that either. Lewis yesterday said the 400 000 striking coal miners would go back to the pits under a "bona fide" seizure by the government. New York 1:30 p. M. Quotations AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler Coca Cola CTCII. Electric lien. Motors Montgomery Ward N V Central Inl. Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel . .. Studcbaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp - C. Penney . ... . S. steel &ears, Roebucfc 143 3-« 12 1-4 28 3-8 29 53 3-4 163 37 1-2 65 3-8 52 10 3-4 26 5-8 21 21 24 5 $2,500 in Prize Money To Go to the Winners Bj A. A. Fredrlckton Courier Kewi Staff Writer Despite a week's delay hecause of rain, the 10th annual ivauomil Cotton Picking Contest grot under way n ft i ir^'V^ with US pickera from nilie states slutting their pick sacka in quest of ?2,500 in the 2g others Community Chest Obtains $10,080 Advance Gifts Total Ahead of Same Period In 1948 Campaign Advance gilts for the Blytheville Community Chest soared over the $10,000 mark todny. after yesterday's report had totalled lust more than $-1,000. H. A. Porter, chairman of thc advanced gifts division, said that the five teams were continuing" with sollcllallon and hoped to have at least $14,000 to stnrt the general solicitation phase of tho campaign next Tuesday. Tho total set for the Community ClicsL Fund for Red Feather service agencies Is.$28,650, more than one third of which hns been obtained In the advance division of tlie drive. At noon today $10.080 had been turned in. The team headed by RHoy-.B. Jones sllll in in tlie top position to receive Community Chest Oscar* to be awarded teams with the largest average. His team has collected 12,935. In second place-is E. B. Thomas' team with |2,555 collected. Alvln Huffman, Jr., who was trailing according to yesterday's report, moved Inlo the third position by reporting |1,860. O o Hubbard's team has Jim- Approximately 20 persons are t, leive Blytheville Wednesday morning to inspect new high schools in and ncm Memphis, Icnn „, ., Th .!, tHP 1 "' beinEr «™>B«i by the Education Committee of the Blythevine chamber of Comnieiec and 1, for the purpose „, obi!,,,* btiUli. 1 * may be - f " corporated '" the » c w Blytheville High School While in Memphis, the group will meet with Carl Heyer, architect who designed the new East Side High School there. Mr. Heyer has designed several other new high schools In western Tennessee and northern Mississippi and, time permitting, the group will make visits to some of those schools near Memphis. Expected to be represented are the Blytlieville School Board, Chamber of Commerce, Parent Teachers Associations, of the city nnd teachers. All interested persons may mhke arrangements for making the trip by calling the Chamber of Commerce office In the City Hail. Alsu invited arc archllects Wendell Phillips, Atlolph Helnlcke and U. S. Branson. It U expected the group will divide Into three sections after conferring with Mr. Heyer. In Memphis. One group will visit new schools in northern. Mississippi, another in western Tennessee and the third in eastern Arkansas. Information oblained from' the Irip will be compiled and, with photographs of the various schools, ts lo be presented at an open meeting which Is being planned lo afford School Board members an oppor- 71 3^4 I tu »''y to hear a variety of opinions » n . _ nn nln n<; frir I fin KnH^ii..,. 62 1-8 52 24 1-8 43 3-8 " for lnc building. The group is scheduled lo leave Blytheville around Sam Wedne.s- day. Ark-Mo Steps Up Budget for New • Construction in '49 Work is to be speeded up on the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company expansion program, It was announced today by company officials. In addition to funds already allocated for this year's construction Midget, more llian $I7U,009 addltlon- ai from funds earmarked for 1050 construction, will be invested In electric facilities during the rcmnln- cer of this year to accelerate the company's service Improvement and expansion program estimated to cost nearly $8,500,000 during the next .hrec years, according to Jarnes Hill. Jr., president of the company. The announcement followed a meeting of Die company's boaul of directors at Mammoth Spring car- 1 cr this week. Thc special mccling was held In connection wllh nn • inspection" tour of the company's territory conduclcd by members of tne board and other officials of the company.' Hie inspection party arrived In Blytheville late WcdnesJny, rollow- ng a visit In (lie new $fi.000,000 plant being built by the company, between St Francis, Ark., and Campbell. Mo., find several towns served by the company, Including Mammoth feprlng, In Arkansas, and Potosl Ironton, piedmoni, and JJaytl in Missouri. Strange Air of Optimism Pervades Wall Street By Sam ll.ulsun NEW YORK, Oct. 14—f/P>—The bulls are pawing Hie ground down In Wall Slreet these days. Optimism is In style. In spite of all Ihc business news to the contrary, and in the face of a large and stubborn contingent of bears. Many traders believe that another wliirl at Inflation fs in prospect in the months ahead Brokers report that thc public Is now beginning to show Interest In the rising market, which has see-sawed since mid-June but always higher. atocKs, as a w hole, this week hit their highs for the year so far. .*}• *P e public rarely comes In until faith in a bull market becomes wide- read, according to brokers. They say that the public seldom trades on a bear market, In spite of the tidy fortunes that can be made on the downturn.' But whether the public as a whole Is optimlstim or not, there s a decided difference of opinion among the professional traders, who get In and out of the market dally to pick up snail gains or small price changes. The short In- l» believed to be about as! large ns during Ihe summer, when It was highest since 1932 Tlie shorts are betting that stock prices will arop. But brokers say that many hedged chance of these bears have now their position against the they may be wrong. Why? What is there In the news to make for this bullish sentiment? Very little, many contend They cite: The steel and coal Industries, Basic to our prosperity, are shut f J"™ by strikes, and by Ihe first of this month, If unselllcd, this can seriously unbalance many other industries; department store sales arc down 12 to 14 per cent from > War ago; car-loadings are off sharply; electric production is below last year for the first time' non-ferrous metals prices have been softening; other natlonar ar cheapening their money with an eye °oin to capturing some of the inlted states domestic market and to shutting some American Roods out of world markets. ( The why the optimism. In Wall street? Herc_are some of the vie "an enormous supply of Idle cash has been available for employment in our securities markets" and the low price and high dividends of many stocks makes (or "attractive yields." The government's deficit financing policy, It adds, influenced "the recent ilo* of funds Into Investments In emilty channels." On the other hand E P Hutton At Co.. brokers, notes "sharp growth In speculative Interest" but thinks slocks are "likely lo be sufflclenlly lower in the next week or two to make It worlh the while of traders" who are trading short. Rails Up Thc rise in railroad share prices peps up thc bulls. Harris, Upham & Co, brokers, calls this significant, 'especially as It is moving contrary to the trend In (ralll traffic." "The general market continues to act bcter than the news," In the view of E. w. flutton Co., brokers, "because Investors unquestionably are showing a greater buying Interest, both actual and potential." Which brings you right back lo; rgat o: Uut I why art invwrton intererted? Some of tho reasons, given .are: belief thc coal and steel strikes will soon be stilled; hope that tax relief for business'is on thc back burner at Washington;' and that widespread convlcllon that the Russian A-bomb w |i| set off renewed spending for defense here ar.d continued If not Increased, assistance to our friends over seas Those who feel that next year will see Inflation rising again have still another reason. They think the correction—the recession that started last November and appeared to hit bottom this June—didn't carry far enough to shake all the Inflationary forces out of Ihe economy, perhaps, and that It will therefore swing high and far before turning down again. But remember, there are still plenty of bears left. Men of this kidney think Ihe present burdgcon- fng boom may turn out to be no bigger than was the recession. Some even think thc recession hasn't run iu coxsc yet. Differences of opinion [Ike this make buyers and tellers In the stock market, , gifts campaign advance The general solicitation |j to be headed by Dr. jr. c. Guard who has been working this-week In the nnm- Ing of teams and workers. John Caudlll Is general campaign chairman, R. A. Nelson will direct the clean up drive after November Salons Ask Action From Truman in Military's Tiffs WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. f/P, — Two key congressmen proposed today that President Truman name a civilian bonrd to referee the bitter row over defense plans which has erupted In the armed forces. Their suggestion closely paralleled one already offered Mr. Triiman by the Army-:,avy union, nn organization ot present and former servicemen. The lawmakers proposal came on Ihe heels of the President's news conference statement yesterday that he sees no need to change the fundamentals of present defense policy. Nevertheless, said Reps. Brooks (t>-La> ana Price ID-Ill), there Is a disagreement and It should be settled. The two lawmakers arc members of Ihc House Armed Services Committee. They brought up the plan after listening for - lore than a week as the Navy fired repeated charges that the fighting power of Ihe flcci Is being weakened, while the Air Force gets limits and favors and btlllds B-313's to carry out a klnt of warfare that Ihc admirals cnllc wrong Previously the Air Force ha_ made the giant intercontinental bomner sound llfec a good Ihlng to a lot of congressmen. ., Brooks si:ggesled to a reporter that the civilian board be named to hid out who Is right and settle the trouble that has boiled up In the armed forces. Price nodded agreement. to share in the cash A series of light showers i^c night threatened to delay the event for a second time but a bright sun and only a few high clouds provided test 5 " 8 wealhcr for the con- As the pickers began their two- hour stint, a'day-long program of entertainment nlso got under vnv on a truck-trailer stage adjoining the contest field. •ni' 1 ?} 8 i!T° gram ' sponsored by thu Blytheville Junior chamber of comi merce, ended with the announcement of winners and presentation of awards at 3:30 p.m. J«k Rawllnits, general (.i,^. man ef Ihe 10« National Collon the 3,0*0 crisp, new one-dollar bill* to (he Open Division win- nir. The Women'. DlviMon winner «"". , ** P""" 1 '** her SZ5K fir.t prl» b r W. R. Ntehnt/wa of Oweola, president at the Ark. »i«a» Junior Chamber of Cora, merer. Arkansas—with SB pickers enter- cd-was the best represented of th» nine states. Tlie other states represented by pickers and the number of entrants from each follow Missouri, 32; Tennessee, 14; MlM. Isslppi, five; Alabama, two- imd one each from Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Illinois^ Fo u r day., o f rain forced postponement "of the contest from last Friday and this delay waj held ni IT ^f 0 " Mr th " number- of y P ear""toft! nB ""'"" th * n >"* Oldert Picker It if Eleven entrants were eligible to compete for t»o special award* of £ntT]« -^ -? ere the "'* ent - «, 9M , . Blftheville. Mr? Gee w'»>»ld this was the first:cont«rt he has entered, Is 75 and will h* W I. Dee '.11. He said he hash'tpick- ' "?«£? i on ii or abo " t " vc y««-ibui used to be pretty good" •' -'• . The youngest picker w ,,» bne of three generations of the same family who entered the contest today. He was 10-year-old Marvin Johei i*,l r °C., 0f Clear L8ke - CompeS with him were his mother, Sidney Jjncs, 12, an d h i s grandmother Atlanta. Oa, Ella Mcy. 65, „ Jonesboro; and R. B. Benton, 68 of S50 Qa , k , Ark - Mn Bcnton wo » 'he SaO special award for the oldsters In last year's conlest. fn! X" °' thc "J""' n S<*t" award 'or the past Uo years, Bobby Jackson of Dlylhevllle also was on Wcather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight, a few showers Saturday, and In extreme southeast portion tills aftomooi. A little cooler the north portion Saturday. In Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Saturday a little cooler north tonight; low tonight 35-40 along north border, elsewhere 40-45- high Saturday 65-70 north to lower TO's south. Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday—78 Sunset today—5:27. 8unrise tomorrow—6:0«. Precipitation 24 hours to T a m today—Trace. Total since Jan. 1—4761. Mean temperature (midway be- Iwecn high and low)—«45. Normal mean for Oct.—63 4 This Dale I.«t Year Minimum this morning— ¥1. Maximum yesterday—84. Precipitation Jan. I to thli date At /easf thrte former champ. t!l\*I?l t ° f '^ em a * ren <M»f hi* »wU" H^VSfe,,?'™; Memphis, Wiw defend!,,* «, e crown he Hon ,„„, ,„ ^ ™J 1948. FimlIV C .lV inc . c * of wlnnfn B. a third lime? "f don't know," he said 1m going to iry. That's all i can tlo." Shinault was sponsored Bank ye f 0 BI' F ' rst Natlonal The olher former champs known o be on hand this morning wera Wesley Fluck, 45. the Horncrsvill™ |VJ«, Klmal teacher who won lh« "lie In 104.1. and Bill Adams, 30, of Lcadwille, who was the 1943 champ. Defending Champion Sec CONTEST on P Shtnaulfs e 12 Senate Proposal For Financing Military Scored WASHINGTON, Oct. 14-MV-A faenalc proposal to finance Iho armed forces on stop-gap basis until next January 15 got an indignant reception in the House today from Rep. Cannon, (D-Mo). Cannon, chairman of the appropriations committee, told newsmen fie will ask the House (o table— and thus kill-the Senate proposal. He said it would 'seriously affect the national defense program at * time when chances cannot be tak- '•It Is ridiculous," he added, "to ask the national mtlllary establishment to operate on tt n uncertain basis for one-fourth of the entire fiscal year In limes like these." One result of the tangled money situation Is that the armed serv- ^ccs have a payday coming up on Saturday,' and. no money to meet It unless something breaks in a hurry. Thc regular defense department money bill, which should have been passed by last July 1, [t stalled In Congress by stubborn Senaterlloujo disagreement over funiftVfft ' the Air Force. The Senate,'with president Truman's backing, is* holding out for a 48-group force, the House for 54. >l

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