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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I VOL. XLV—NO. 175 Blythevllle Daily N'ewi Elythevtlle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHEA ST ARKAHSAJ-AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTIIEVILLE. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY,. OCTOBER 15, 1SMO EIGHT PAGES Cotton Picking Title For 1949 is Won by Winner of '47 Event By A. *. Fredricteon fk Courier News Staff Writer A quietly energetic young: farm laborer from Missouri yesterday became the second man to win the "World's Champion Cotton Picker" title for a second time in the second consecutive year that this amazing trick has been turned. Repeating his success of two years v aso, John Edd Anderson, 20, of t/ v '-s\ Bragg city/ Mo., won the $1,000 grand prize te picking 92.7 pounds of clean cotton In two hours at the 10th annual National Cotton picking Contest, sixjnsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Com. merce. ' ; •' , 'Another Missourian, Mrs. .Arthur Bentley of Gideon, also moved Into the championship ranks yesterday Ly picking an even 81 pounds to win the $250 first prize in the Wo-men's Division. Youth monopolized the win, plate and show spots in the Open Division. The 20-year-old, winner was followed by a 16-year-old runner-up—Ernest fitts of Blytheville, who picked 88.3 pounds to win the $250 second prize. Cecil Vincent, 18-year-old Bolivar, Tenn., picker, won the $100 third prize by weighing in 86.3 pounds of (.lean cotton. Another young winner is Miss Peggy Craft, 17, of Wilson, who won 1100 as runner-up in the Women's Division. - . . j,..:. Winning the $50 third-place Wo^ men's Division award was Sidney Jones, 42-year-old Negro of Clear Mn e Marvi 3 n, To" wm his" p $ me *fS TOPS OLDSTERS- J R Boggs, 67, of Atlanta Ga, tells the audience being the best picker under 13 years how he did it after winning $50 for being the brat picker In the special ggf age. He picked 506 pounds. division for entrants 65 years of age or older With him aie Jack ~ A third generation of this family ' also entered.but was not among the winners. She was Marvin's grandmother, Mary Jones, 67. The $50 special award for thi best picker 65 years of age and over went to 67-year-old J. R. Boggs •of Atlanta. Ga., who picked 63.9 pounds. Eugene Shinault, the defending champion and the only other man to win the title twice, finished in fourth place this'year. He picked S4.9 pounds to win a $50 award, also hoc! won-the title In SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS —Courier News Photos CHAMP PICKKR IlEI'EATS-Qrinning broadly as he holds the second stack ot 1,000 one-dollar bills he has won in three years Is Join Edd Anderson, (left) 20, of Bragg City, Mo., shown after receiving the money from Jack Rawllngs, general chairman of the 10th annual National Cotton Picking Contest staged yesterday by tho Blytlieville junioi Chamber of Commerce. Anderson also won the title in 1947. Chicks Win District Grid Title by 37-12 Score in Jonesboro * Champion for 1949 Surprised Just Like He Was Back in 1947 \ &5 A. A. Fredrickson \, Courier News Staff Writer Just as he had in 1047, young John Edd Anderson of Bragg City, Between 3,500 anrl 4,000 persons tilled Walker Park grandstand to Me the $2,500 in prize money distributed ._tB,Jbe 2» r w.umers__At_ Irast 1,OQ( 'viewed thi .tart at the contest yesterday rooming. Here 'are the other Open Division winners, with, ages, pounds picked .$50 winners-T-Tomrny .Parker, 31, HOrnersvilIp, Mo, 837; Malcolm ^<3ramling, 21, Kennett, Mo, 828. -Herbert Harris, 1 '-,23, Blytheville, 82' Mo., yesterday despaired of winning a prize at the National Cotton Picking Contest. The master of ceremonies had called Oil the names of all except three to p_ winners and Anderson's name'had not'bcen mentioned: Sitting there in Walker Park grandstand, the 20-year-old farm laborer probably felt that at least he could Lewis' Unity^ Proposal Gets Cool Reception WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. WOMEN'S CHAMP—Mrs. Arthur Bentley, 31, of Gideon, Mo., re- Va, oct IB (ff)—Cool silei Charley B. Childers, 28, Etowah, 81 ' Jngs ot dissent could be heard Just Buck, 45, Hornersville, Mo, 76 9 er, 21, Earle, 76, G Blytheville, 75.7; Gene Adams, •ham'To'n b at Ck one t 1 ? avi " B been the ccivcs ?25( > *" Hrst prize Inone J' f r° m T. ' J. Bailey (left),'master ot cerc- Theri it happened"" 0 monies, and Roland Bishop (light), president of Blj'thLVilte Jaycecs; "The new World's champion Col- after winning tile title in the Women's Division. , Leachville, 75.6; Johnny Johnson, 33, Clarksdale, Miss., Negro, '(4.4; Acle M. Wahster, 26, Rutherford, Tenn., 74; A. L. Halloway, so, Camden, 73.3; Oran Lee Adams. 22, Leachrille; 73.1; Monroe Sykes, Mounds, IB., Negro, 45, Other winners in the Women's Division, who received $25 awards, were Mrs. Troy Myrick, 22, Blythe. ville, 63 pounds; Lizzie Harris, 34, Armorel Negro, 62.3; Neese Mae Miller, '29, BIytheviHe Negro, 60.5; nnd. Mrs. M. G. McFatridge, 24, Eassett, 57.6. Winner Gets 1,000 Dollar Bills Young Anderson was presented his $1,000 award— all In new one-dollar bills—by Jack Rawlings, general chairman of the 1849 National Cotton Picking Contest. Mrs. Bentley received her award from T. J. Bailey, who was master of ceremonies for the afternoon program. Jjf rcscntatlon of the awards climax- Hf a day-long program of entertainment that featured five Western and hillbilly bands, two so- 10 cowboy acts, a trained ape and a magician. T. F. (Doc) Dean was master of ceremonies for the morning pro- ftram. Unlighted Wagon Hit by Auto on State Highway 18 Ben P. Maddox, 65, of Needham, Craighead County, i s in a Jonesboro Kpipital today, suffering from lacerations and bruises about the head, neck, and left foot received in an accident last night involving a wagon and a car west of Lake City. W. B. Shearin, one of the owners of the Shearin Brothers Grocery ""ipany, 1100 South Clark, was __ Ing the car which hit 'the wagon, driven by Mr. Maddox. None of the occupants of the car was Injured In the accident. Mr. Shearin, however, received minor Injuries when he became involved In an argument with Mr. Maddox's son, who was riding with his father in the wagon. Mr. »nd Mrs. Shearin and son, Harry, a nd claxton Eubanks of B '5' 'hevllle, were en route to the Bly- theville-jonesboro game when the occurred. They reported that the wagon was unllghted and pulled from a side road across the highway and that Mr. Sheacin was linnble to stop the c»r quickly enough to »voM the «ccMent. The , accident WM investigated by state p»lrohn«o.. , horn* Injured. if u torn up' ' me APL President William Green had no comment on the United Mine Workers chief's suggestion yesterday that nine of his international unions join with the miners to provide a proposed $2,500,000 a week for Philip Murray's striking steelworkers. Murray, at Pittsburgh, was just as silent. But in Washington, an official at APL headquarters had this to say: "If the steeiworkers need any nelp, they are certainly capable of asking for it themselves." And a group of Lewis' own mine.-s voiced their opposition to the plan. The St. Michael, pa., UMW Local 3048—5050 members—wired its chief: "We believe a kitty should be raised to alleviate poverty in the mining fields first. The policy of advocating bread for every other Johnny except 'Johnny Miner can ;;ave no other effect than to demoralize the digger." Christmas Seal Sales Campaign To Be Discussed Plans for the Christmas Sea! sales, sponsored annually by the Mississippi county Tuberculosis Association will be made at a meeting of the executive committee at Jl am. Tuesday in the office at the court House, Hays Sullivan, president, announced today. Mr. Sullivan said that tcnative plans called for the campaign to begin November 21. At Tuesday's meeting personal solicitation committees will be selected, and plans tor the residential solicitation to be conducted by mail sales outlined. Mr. Sullivan said that there would be only mail sale in Osceola, since personal solicitation there had been limited to agencies included In the Community Chest. Owners or Dogs Warned To Obtain City Licenses Chief of Police John Foster this morning warned dog owners in Blytheville to have their pels vaccinated for rabies and to purchase city tags or run the risk of having them Wiled by officers. Chief Foster said that County Health Nurse Mrs. Annabcll Fill, has reported two persons bitten oy dogs In Blythevllle In the past two days and asked that police check the dogs tor possible traces oi rabies. He said that all dogs that have not been vaccinated and city licenses purchased for them must be kept off the streets or they will be shot. A split second of silence. Then shouting and cheering. Many were more excited than the, winner. Young Anderson bolted from his seat and took the aisle steps two at a time. He shot out of the grandstand like a V-2 rocket. He had just won $1,000' for two hours of cotton picking. And it was the second time in three years he had done it. In 1947, at 18, he also was named the champion. And he was equally sure that year he wouldn't win a prize. Yesterday he equalled the record of Eugene Ehinault, who until then, hod been the only picker to win the title twice. Shinault won it In 1946 and 1948. But younfr Anderson wasn't much more surprised than Mrs. Arthur Bentley, 31, of Gideon, Mo., winner of the Women's Division flrst prize of $250. This was Mrs. Bentley's first contest. She had been picking cotton since she was six years old but hadn't had any practice this year. YOUNGEST PICKER—After out-picking youths In the 13 years 'I couldn't flnd any cotton fit to old and under class, Marvin-Jones (right) of Clear Lak'. receives his nervously "cluMi d^'sTf) 0 '^ "rf S ' 1Q ^ 5 " nward fr ° In Pr °8 ra m Chairman T. J. Bailey. The 10-year-old Negro bills. " ° ° nc " ° ar D °y'5 mother, Sidney Jones, also won a $50 award. Workers To Start Tuesday General Solicitation To Get Under Way Following Barbecue Pl.ins for opening Hie general solicitation nhnse of the Blythevllle Community Clicst drive were announced todny by Dr. J. O. Guard, division chairman, and John Cnu- dlll, general chairman. The campaign will set underway Tuesday morning following a barbecue supper nt the Junior Cliam- bcr of Commerce building for the workers at 7 o'clock Monday night, The general solicitation is to follow on the heels of rin advanced gifts drive, which nt 5:30 yesterday afternoon had accounted for n total of $10,615, and is to continue until the opening of the general solicitation. Yesterday a total of $10,080 wai reported, but part of this ainaun had only been reported arid no turned in. The sum reported todaj is the actual 'nrnount collected. In connection with the opening of the general solicitation Mr Guard today announced that the six • leaders of the campaign, announced earlier this week, hail named five team captains, who li: turn were to select five members to assist them In the solicitation. Cii'lc Clubs Provide Captains O. E. Knudscn, president of tti Klwanls.Club, named John Burnett Ted Fisher, Cole Stevens, Ed Tuni and Dick Watson as captains; Kaland Bishop, president of the Jim lor Chamber of Commerce, unmet Gilbert Hoimncck, Sanford Boone Jack Chnmblin, House Hmp am Lloyd Wise as team captains. Murray Smart, president of;= tin Lionij Club, announced that'W. .1 Wandsrllch, James Tony, Tdlc uchannn, C. P. Rainbo and A. B (sen would,, captain teams; [rs. Harmon Taylor, president o he P. T, A. City Council, namci Irs..Buford Youhff, Mrs. Joe Per uson, Mrs, Itupcrt' Crafton, Mrs . E. Stevenson, Jr., and Mrs eorge Sllhvell as team, captains. Noble Gill, Rolary president, ap olntcd Ray Hall, W. S. Johnston Charles Baker, Ben Henderson, and [endall Berry as captains, and from he American legion's Dud Cason 'ost, Commander-'Nick Shivley amed Jim Roleson and Don Steams s captains nnd Ed Rice and Specie icGregor as special workers. Advanced Gifts Drive Ncars Knd The advanced gifts' solicitation 111 end at 5:30 p.m. Monday, when he five chairmen will make final eports, and the .winners of the lommunlty Chest Oscars for that ivision will be decided. Rilcy B. Jones gave up -his lend or the Oscars today to G. G. Hubert, Jr., who Is in first place with 2,640, Mr. Jone. 1 ;, having cap- alned a team which has collected 2,985, leads In actual amount col- ccted, but the teams are rated on he amount of qunlu-s In compnrl- on to amount collected. The rank if the others include: E. JJ. Thomas, hird, $2,555; Jfmmle Edwards, ourlh, $1,175; and Alvin Hullrnan, Jr., filth, with $1,250. Master of ceremonies T. J. Bailey* ' " ' of the Blytheville Junior Chamber I'/-» g "• . , . - ., _ . of Commerce, sponsor of the con-1 f OnrPfPP^ VOT/S fn K f*f*n Pri test, had no sooner called out Mrs i >"WIII Cl CCO F UlC LU I\CCU III Bentley's name than a short shriek I ~ went up from the east end of the grandstand. There was a Hurry of activity In the stands. Then Mrs. Bentley burst through the crowd near the Props at 90 Per Cent of Parity WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. w>) _ BlCkCIS of government seats dow front and 7l a S ed ™ price sl ""»^ (or "»"» '«™ Ward the • - Cn;<r 8 ca ™- won a smnuhlntr vlrtiirv Irvinx tention tc the platform in what looked like one jump. Woman's Champ Is Mother of Six Mrs. Bentley, It turned out, has plenty to keep her busy withoilt go- | See CHAMPION on Page 8 Weather slisrr Pavimr ^not ni won & smashing victory today In a thft y S Senate-House conference, the steps, she mounted _The 14-member group, consisting ol seven each from the Senate and House, voted 11 to 3 in favor of props at 90 per cent apply to Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Occasional rain in extreme south portion Sunday. Warmer In north portion Sunday afternoon. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonlgnl and Sunday. Warmer north portion Sunday. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—80. Sunset today—5:26. Sunrise tomorrow—6:07 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—(7.61. Mean temperature (midway between high and low 1 )— G4S. Normal mean for Oct.—65. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—47. Maximum yesterday—79. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —38.09. ng planting and mar the six basic crops. These are cotton, wheat, corn, tobacco, rice, and peanuts. Parity is a price computed to give a farm product the same relative purchasing power it had In a past favorable period. Tobacco already had been assured ! SO per cent supports Uiidcr both the Senate and House bills. Conferees said the action— still subject to approval by both the Senate and House — gives about the same treat- rrcnt to the five other crops. The Senate had passed a bill providng 75 to 90 per cent of parity for the basic crops, with 90 per cent rext year for any of them under production or marketing curbs, Senator Alkcn IR-Vtl, sponsor of flexible prirc support programs, conceded ll'ws« a defeat tor his ideas of lowering price supports to discourage surplus production. One of the conferees said only Senator.? Aikeri and Thye (R-Mlnn) i-nd Rep. Andrcsen (U-Mlnn^ opposed the high-level parity propo- sal sponsored by Hep. Pace (D-Ga> Before today's conference meeting members disclosed that a singl vote prevented acceptance yestcr day ot a three-year extension o present high support lor the basii ctops. Major League Player And Carpenter Held In Death of Physician LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15. «1—/ former major league ballplayer an another man arc In Jail today o suspicion of clubbing a doctor t< death and robbing him of $53. in custody are Ralph Schwamb, 23, pitcher for the S Lopls Browns In 1948, and Ter Gardner, 27 unemployed carpente of nearby Compton. Del. Lieut. Paul Phelps sal Gardner and Schwamb both mBdc detailed statements whEc were, recorded In the fatal beatln of Dr. Donald Buge, 44, Long Bcact CalK., physician, last Wednesday. Gardner's wife, Joyce, said sh accompanied the men, Phetps re ported. Mrs. Gardner. 22 was re leased after questioning. Gardner's confession said he an Schwamb met Dr. Buge in a bur lesque house, adding that the phy siclan asked for a ride, and the decided to rob hlnv , '48 State Champs, Given Chance to Repeat in 1949 By George Clark Courier News Sports Editor • JONESIJOllO, Oct. 15,—Blytheville'a name was written nto the bracket of the state Double A championship playoff 'or tlie third straight year hero last night as the Chicks rc- jotimlcd bcniitifully from two straight losses to wallop their irch rivals, the ,Jonesl)oro Golden Hurricane, 37-12 to retain heir District 3 AA championship. OFF TO SHAKY START—Socialist Jules Moch, 50, leaves the Na- llongl Assembly in Paris yesterday after being named Prance's new premier, with but one vote' over the minimum 310 required. Two absentee votes put the new premier across Moch succeeds Henry Queuille, who resigned eight days ago, climaxlnj, a growing cabinet crisis tracing back to the Brjtluh devaluation o: the pound.—(AP- WIrephota). A crowd of an estimated 4,000 licctators, hundreds of them from ilythevlllo, pocked Jonesboro's Voodlnnd Stadium to overflow cap- city to see the annual grudge ginnc. iiid they were rewarded with * mrd-fought, thrilling contest that (•as typical of most Jonesboro- Blythevllle meetings. Tlio victory gave the Chicks the District Three Double A crown for he third straight year anil auto- naticaly qualified them for a Imncc to defend their state.chom- ilonshlp In tho Double A playoffs /hlch begin next month. The Chicks used sheer power to iverconie the smaller but pcppcd- ip Hurricane squad. All of their ouchdowns 'were scored on the iround as Coach Russell Mosley's rlbc stuck to straight football. The highly keyed Hurricane gave .he' Chicks a run for their money luring the first two quarters ne- 'ore folding In the wake of the Bly- ;hcvllle's Notre Dame power plays. It was the Chicks' ball game after Ihe halttlmo Intermission and the loncshoro fans, except for one or iwo .occasions had little- reason to :hcer In the second half. The Chicks' big forward wall spelled the big difference Led by guard Jerry Phillips, the Imrd- chnrglng Blythevlllo forwards cut liuge holes In the smaller jon'esboro lino and crashed through on defense' time after time to stop tha Hurricane's Missouri-T cold. Lutes. Shows Speed Charles (Ruff) Lutes, who^af- counted for three of Blylhevllle's six touchdowns, got the'Chicks off -T.A,, Biytheville Y" Are Assisted By Chest Donors Representing practically every phase of work and play the Blythe- vllle Community Chest goal of $28,650 will be distributed to 13 •service agencies profiting from Red Feather contributions — social welfare, the Blytheville "Y" and the Parent Teacher's Association three agencies Included. rilylhcvlllr, -V" The Blytheville "Y" has been operating for about four years, stressing clean play. Importance of hobbles and providing wholesome actlv- f" I ties for boys * and girls. Supervision for basketball, sortball, football and play grounds, day camps and game rooms will be provided by the $13, 100 to be allocated from the Ches budget. The "Y's" general budge calls for $11,200 with an acidltlona $900 being required for the phy ground supervision. Social Welfare This year $900 Is being set askli to provide medicine and supplic to the old and underprivileged peo pie. Tlits fund tnkes care of those not eligible for aid under othc agencies. Parent-Ttarlif-rs Association Six different P.T.A. ore to panic! pate In the $650 provided through the Blylhevllie Community Chest The money .Js to be used for riew equipment at the schools and play grounds. Armed Forces Warned Unity 'Must 1 Work WASHINGTON, Oct. 15—i House members served blunt nolle on the bitterly nuarreling arme services today that military unl flcation must bo made to work. Expressions from key member of the Armed Services Commltte Indicated clearly that tho Navy sharp criticism of Pentagon hlg tratcgy has convinced them tha plamc for flaming military dilicr cnces rests In administration of he law rather than In the law tself. Rep. Kllday (D-Tcx) said that « that point he shares the opln- on of Adm. Louis B. Dcntcld, chief of navill o|>eratlons. Denfeld summed up the Navy's sase against defense policy makers on Thursday as a failure of ths clashing services to coordinate their efforts—not failure of the Intent of -he law. "I think It all means simply :hat the unification law needs to je administered In accordance with Its letter and spirit." Kllday told a reporter. That also was the opinion of Rep. Price (D-I1I). The committee hearings prove that one thing definitely needs to be done—give unification a chance to work." game's first "score JI« took the kick on -'the Blytheville eight, picked up his blocking, immediately, brolza Into the open at the 50 and streak cd down the sideline untouched. E. B. Gee's kick for conversion was wide. Tho cheering roused by. Lutes' beautiful klckoff return had hardly died awny when Blythevllla racked up another six-pointer and again 11 was Lutes who hit pay dirt. Tho Hurrlcan took the kick following the first touchdown on its own 20, halidack Jack Troxell tried two passes and the quarterback Boh Sloan fumbled on the 30 with Chick end Marvin Hall recovering on the 10- On^ the Chicks' first play from scrlrrirnagc Lutes set sail around his own right end, moved to tha four for a first down and then sped through a hole at left guard for his second touchdown. Again Gee's kick for extra point was wide. All that happened within two minutes of playing time and It gave the Chicks- a lead that was never overcome. Jone.sboro got back Into the gamo early in the second quarter with its first touchdown and punt recovery set up the Iluke score. Giant Aluminum Company Facing Walkout Monday PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15. '(/P)—Nine plants ol the giant Aluminum Company of America (ace a strike at 12:01 a.m. (EST) Monday. Alcoa and the CIO United Steelworkers union lost night broke off pcnslcr. and insurance negotiations. The company said the beakup come after the union refused to accept the pension and social Insurance plan olfcrcd by Alcoa. Alcoa said it olfered six cents for pensions and four cents for insurance—just what the union Is seeking. But Alcoa attached a string to Us otter: It Insisted the pension plan be subject to adJustmenU In line with any future changes In the social security laws. That was the snag. Alcoa said Iho union turned the offer down flat. There was no immediate comment from stcclworker officials. Aluminum would become the third major industry to join the strike parade. The nation's coal miners and the steclworkers already are out. The Issues In the steel and aluminum disputes are the same: the sfeelworkers want a wholly company : paid pension and insurance program. Held for three downs-on the 49, quarterback.Billy Joe Scott punted. The kick was a high one and when it (ell to the ground it hit Louis Anderson, reserve chick fullback on the foot while he was blocking at the Blytheville 25 and a Jonesboro player fell on the free ball Troxell .Scores for Joncshoro After the break the Hurricane came to Ife and moved the ball along the ground Into scoring po- ' sttton. Troxell hit tackle for Jour, ' fullback Qcrtil:! Lawrence picked up five more through the line and Scolt raced around end for a first do'.ra on the Blvthevllle five. From Sec CHICKS on I'ase 5 New York Stocks Cfo.slng Quotations: A T & T 143 3-1 Amer Tobacco 73 1-2 Aanconda Copper 28 1-2 B;th Steel 287-8 Chrysler 53 !-3 Gen Electric 37 Gen Motors 63 Montgomery Ward 51 5-8 N Y Central Jnt Harvester National Distillers 10 7-8 26 5-8 21 3-8 Republic Steel 21 Radio 12 5-3 Socony Vacuum 163-4 Studebaker 243-4 Standard of N J 71 5-8 Texas Corp 62 1-8 J C Penney 527-3 V S Steel ......r 24 Southern Pacific 44 Scars, Roebuck 42 7-a New York Cotton NEW YORK, Oct. 15. (IP,— Closing quotations: High Low Dec 2S.72 2067 Men 20.69 2!>,62 May 29.65 29.57 Jly 29.22 20.11 Oct. . 27.45 27.38 Dec 27.37 37.27; La*'/ 2D.5

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