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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUTU Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley L«der YOL. XLVI—NO. 36 • BlytheviU* Dally Newi Blylhevllle Herald HLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES 8INGLK COPIES FIVE CBHTS ' PLAN FOR GAS FIRM ANNOUNCED Chrysler Strike Ends After 100th Day —Courier News Pliolo MISS LEACm'lIiI.E— Attractive Gladys Phillips yesterday was iiamt Miss Leachvilte in a contest sponsoivM in lhat town as part of' Us C Week activities. Miss Phillips will represent Leachville in Blytheville's cotton fashion show Saturday Work to Begin taxi Monday Maximum Production Should Be Achieved Within 10 Days DETROIT, May 'I. (AP) — 'lie 100-day Chrysler strike vas settled today in mixed eelings of elation and bilter- icss. The 89,000 striking CIO United Auto Workers were lappy, hut union leaders and officials of the company exchanged angry words after signing the strike-ending a Si-cement at 8:25 a.m. (EST) Each side blamed Ihe oilier for prolonging the H-week strike that cost nearly a billion and a lialE dollars in lost sales and wages. So bitter were union negotiators that Ihey refused to pose for pic- lures with Chrysler officials after they reached agreement on term of a new three-year conlracl. $100 Pensions Granted The workers get SIM monthly pensions, including federal socia security, at age 65 with 25 years service. Each worker last an estimate £1,000 in wages. Chrysler workers will 'begin streaming back lo work Monday, "olio Some of the 50,000 idled in supplier plants already -.have gone back in anticipation of settlement, and oth. ers will start back quickly. Chrysler r.Aiwe'.s to bit maximum production in its 25 jilanls •Across, the country within 10 days. Tills probably would send this month's output of the auto hidus- Iry to an unprecedented y750,000 id .trucks. Automotive' news strike cost the in- i of 490,600 .£hrys-,. ' ' since the walkou'l bc- Tin iS '•'•;. f. Medical Benefits llppe d;, its pension plan, 'which for fi\e sears the union gets a due.rqbci.koff a boost.in nirdica], Vtospllajflkntl u^urince benefits for VtBrx. Bargamng on the latter* ilemspnia^y bf reopened n Uvke 1*Ft* July 1 of 1951 and 1D52 Pension clauses irpn't rcopcnable See STRIKE on Page 0 County Cotton Week Calendar TONIGHT l.uxora— "He-Discovering Cotton," Icc- tiirc-clcjno[istrallon al notary Club meeting ....... 6:30 p.m. Osccola— Progressive Club banquet, featuring coHou, county Library 8 p.m. Blyflicvlllc— Harrison Negro High School Home Economics nnpartmcnl's r.dlton style show, Bltn Slrccl Auditorium 8 p.in, TOMOKKOW Johicr— Trade Day Street dance, featuring blue jeans and cotton frocks 8 p.m. OKCrclla— SUect dance, featuring costumes of blue Jcr-iis nnd cotton frocks, east side of Court- Proposed Utility Eyes Network in East Arkansas Blythcvillc Remains Key Point in Bidding For Fuel Franchises bouse l.uxora— "Re-Discovering high school Kflser— "Rc-DSscoverl!'g high school ..... Blyfhevillc— "Re-Dlscovur!ng Harrison Negro 8 p.rn Colton." at 10 n.m Cotton." .... 1:30 \i.m Collon," High Schoo 10 a.m 4. (/F)—Closing High Low 114'< 303' 31l 1 - 106 22" 221*, 227 2 UKI.I, WINNKHS—Sully Tate, Mary —Courier News I'holo Alexander and Anlce Blair (from the Ictt) v:erc tlrsl, second and Clow J10' 30B 222 third pluce, Wiijncrs in the freshman and sophomore division of the Dell fashion show at Hie Dell school last night. Tbe^girls above are wearing dresses they made ol cotton goods. •' 'Miss Leachydie' 'MissDelL' \ Named at Cotton Style Shows Police Are Given Lst of 407 Cars Without City Tag Oily Clerk W. t. Malin satd r t« day that lie had secured'.In names and addresses of -107 aiilo mobile owners re.sldhie In Bly-^ theville who have not (is yet purchased 10M> city Siitornoblle ^license tau'i. •;.'; < ; -'%j>- % k V _ Ain-Mnlgn obtained ineSiWKei .'and Bd.dres5M; by checking .Hie list';: ;• of car owners who have* jjurchas-' ed 1050 slulc,.-! ice use" plntes asalnsl lliejists of lhii.se who have purchased ;c!ty licenses. •/} The list o'fcliio 407 names, M* Malin snld, wili.be lurned over to Chief of Police John Foster for action. "The^c car owners," Mr. Mnlln said, have violated a. cily ordinance by refushi glo purchase cliy I BUS. Whether or not they will he prosecuted Is up to Hie eity. All I want ta lhat they buy Hie lags." Formal announcement that §12,000,000 to $14,000,000 ilural gas distributing coin- iny is to be formed in Little ock within a wtck or 10 ays from Arkansas Power id IJght Co. K ilf > properties as made last night—confirm- what, has boon generally tnown here for the past lonth. An official announcement of some f the details Involved In Ihe pro- osal to create a huge system cal- ulnfed lo Berve all of Eastern Ark- nsns was made in Little Rock by Gov. Sid McMath. AP <fe FJ Presi- enl c. Hamilton Moses and Dallas P. Raney, Little Rock bond broker. The announcement introduced igures not herclofore discussed iiiblicly bill the gist of 11 confirmed nfonnatlon received here since the gas Franchise issue arose about a 11 on Hi ago. Prom $2,000,000 lo ^3,000.000 Is expected to be spent in purchasing Ihe AP & li gas properties lo form the new corporation. Snlc of these properties will have lo be approved by [he Arkansas Public Service Commission and the Federal Power Commission, The proposed firm has not yet filed articles of Incorporation or obtained a charter. Difference liiMMaiw Major difference In the plans announced, loday and those explained, here nboul Ihrcc weeks ago by Mr. Raney, representing one ot the three bond firms forming the new corporation, is that Ba.s apparently would come lo Blyllicvllle troiB the soulli. Instejid of from Paragmild.. '-' —Courier News Photo l)i;u. FASHION SHOW UINNKR. Christine Dobbs was chosen as Dell's representative to ulytlievillc's Saturday fasnlon show lasl night &, a style show av the Dell School. The Dell enuarits showed dresses they bad made themselves. Today's News Briefs— By the Associated Vrcss WASHINGTON—The House Aimed Services committee voted 31 to 0 today lo extend the military draft, another two years. Congress would decide when there would be any actual inductions. Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.i said the draft extension will be put up to the House immediately for paspasw. \VAS!llNGTONAScnatnr McCarthy saiil today Senate investigators liavc a witness who can lo.stifv that persons connected with Amcrisia magazine urre "mlloctiilg anil transmiltillg" atomic sccrcls lo Kussia In 1015. WASHINGTON -rrcsident Truman said tixlay he Is not alarmed over Uic cold war siluation and he expects a lower defense budget next year. Mr. Truman =ald the lituatiun is much better now than in 19-16; Uiat he Is optimistic over peace hopes. Gladys Phillips and Christine Dobbs yesterday were named representatives of Leach and Dell, respectively, to the Blytheville Cottoii Week fashion show Saturday. Miss Phillips was crowned "Mis IjCachvillc" in Ihe Melody Thcatc there yesterday aFternoon after sur vtving competition from 10 otlxev contestants. Miss Dobbs was winner in Dell's fashion show which was held in (lie Dell School auditorium last night. Hungers up In (he "Miss Leach- vlllc" contest were Mary Ola Phillips, sister oF(Glf»Jys: Betty Martin and Ruby Snellgrove who finished in that order. Charlie Ruth Blankcnship and Al- vcrla Walters finished second and third to Miss Dobbs at Dell. Theater Is Packed Again the Melody Theater in Iicachvillc was packed with approximately GOO persons on hand lo witness the bcauly pageant. Yesterday's activities climaxe.r Cotton Week programs In Dell an'_ I^eachvilTe's beauty pageant wa preceded by n parade of floats which carried contestants through town Miss Phillips, following her crown nig as "Miss Leachvllle," was whisk ed through the town again In a ma roon convertible with Ucaclwltl Cotton Week Chairman Billy Stcce iiome-Mflrfe. Dresses Featured Home-made ilicsscs and grvrmrnt -See. COTTON WEKK on I'.ijjc 6 across Hit river to lie!-, cna. This' "pipeline is expected lo cost about S8UO.OOO and'would .run from Helena to Palestine- in St. Francis county. : Palestine Is the location 'of AP & L's new steam generating plant, which would use 37.000.000 cubic- feel of gas per day. The line would run from Palestine north lo iilyllievllc, providing the company can get a franchise from the city Council here. Tlirce Weeks (granted At a meeting April 17, after caring Mr. Ramey's proposal, the ouncil voted to give the new com- any three weck-i lo produce dcl- illc dclalls ot organization and nanclng. That Ihrce-wcck period ends londay. II was reporled here today lat representatives ot the proposed istrlbuting company will be In Blythcville Monday ilo meet again 'ilh the city Council. Council Meets Monday Mayor Doyle Henderson said lo- ay that, the council will meet at :30 Monday night In City Hall. ^ : Thrnc bond firms are organizing' he new company fvom gas proper- See GAS FIIIM hn I'nse 6 —Courier S'cws PJiolo I.EACI1VIM.K FINALISTS—Pictured arc finalists In the Miss Leachville conlest yesterday with -Jelsoi Henry, member of the committee which directed the beauty pageant. Shown with Mr. Henry arc (from the lcft> Mary Ola Phillips, second place; Miss Leachvllle, Gladys Phillips; and Ihird place winner. Belt Martin. KOTAKIAN IIONORFiD — L. Wynian Dillman of Carulh- crsvlllc has been nominated governor of the ne'*')y created 191 District of notary International The district Includes Missour clubs south of the Missouri Hive and cast of flolla, Mo. Mr. Dillman was nornirir-"d lasl week at a district meeting In St. Chnrlrs His nomination is equivalent to election. Mr. Dillman has been an active Holarian for some 25 years and has served as president of \he CaruLhersvlllc chih. New York Cotton May July Oct. Dec Mar Open Hish Low ... 3267 3268 3234 32S5 3"83 3250 ... 3153 3153 3108 ... 3136 3135 3034 ... 31-12 3142 3103 CI056 3242 3258 3113 3037 3104 N. O. Cotton May July 0:1. Dec. Mar. Open High Low Clc.w 32-11 3242 3223 3223 3261 32G1 3230 3240 3H4 3146 3102 3107 3130 3131 3083 3".8G 3130 3130 30SO 3C89 Weather Mew York Stocks Closing Quotations: \ T & T 157 3-4 Amcr Tobacco M 5-8 Anaconda Copper 31 3-8 Jcth Steel 31 :-4 Chrysler f»7 7 8 i Electric 18 5-8 Gen Motors 85 7-8 Montgomery Ward 577-8 N Y Central 14 1-4 Int Harvester Kallonal Distillers Republic Steel Radio Sorony Vncmim Sludcbakcr/ Standard ot N J Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel Prars .. Southern Pacific .... Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Friday. A fc'A- widely scattered showers Friday. Missouri Forecast: Generally fair and continued warm this al- ternoon, lonlghl and Friday; litllc change in lem- ptrature; high this aflenioon 27 .1-1 and Friday 85-80; low tonight nca 21 3-4 70. 31 1-4| Minimum this mornln? -63. 21 Maximum yeilerUny—80 17 1-2 Sunsel today—5:47. 33 1-2 Sunrise tomorrow—5:06. 12 1-2 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am no today—none. SB Total since Jan. 1—26.32. 32 Ti-8 Mean temperature (midway bc- 44 l-2jtvfen high and low—71.5. 6A | Normal mean for May—70.3. SHOiYKKS TO SVI:AK HERE—Lynn J. ir- win of DCS Moincs. la., grand sire ol Ihe wovltl tor tht Sovereign Graiitl Ij^l^e, Tndependcnl Order of Oddfellows, will speak in Blytheville at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Calvary Baptist Church. An fOOF" lod?;e was organized recently here. The national heart of Ihe Oildicllows. v.'bo will be accompanied by his stall, will spsak on "OddtelloVship."