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,LE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 177 Blythevillt Dally BIytheville Courier Blythe villa Herald Mississippi valley Leader 13UTHBVILLB, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 19-19 . TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Air Secretary Calls Navy Criticism False Tales' in First Defense of B-36 ' RedFeatkerCampaign PassesHalf-WayMark COUNTY 4-H LEADERS—North Mississippi County boys and girls, heen, safety; Jack Duclos of Promised Land soil conservation- Edward pioung that 4-H activity Impioves farm, home, and community life, are vvrtch o£ Leachville, tiactoi immlwunce, Ellis R.iy s*»ra of Gosnell fo be honored as protect winners at a banquet in early January. Thirteen • ., . „„ , . , . , ' J --."oireii, of the fifteen winners are pictured above with extension, service leaders. corn ' * rallcls white of A ™° rel . Co "»ty Champion Boy; and E. E. Chand- On the front row (left to right) are: Keith J. Bilbrey. county agent; Mrs. ler - assistant county agent and 4-H leader, other winners not pictured Gertrude B. Holiman, home demonstration agent; Naomi White of Arnio- are Letha Swain of Gosnell, cooking winner, ahd Wayne Blake of Black- re!, frozen foods; Joaiin Ward of Oosnell, dairy production; Bobby Jean water, winner In handicraft. The champions will appeal- on. the Intenui- Byi'd of Leachville, canning and better electric methods;. Inez Leslie of tlonal 1050 Calendar for the fourth year, sponsored by the Delta Imple- Armorel, home Improvement; Virginia Pepper of Ai morel, clothing; incuts Company. Meltha and Bobby Jean Byrd and Jack Duclos are Melthii Byrd of Leachville, County Champion Girl; Johnny Young of being suggetseed for state. recognition and record books showing their Lost Cain, swine. Back row (left to right): Bobby Don Hoskins of Paw- achievements are being sent in today. ••.' •.'.. Armed Services inline To Get $15 Billion and Air Force of 58 Groups t > WA8HP4GTON, Oct 18 (/Ph-Final Senate agreement to give the Atr J'ore* enough money for 08 combat groups shook loose a 115 585 •83,488 appropriation for the armed services today , In this and two other buli, the*—_ '. _ lfcwrc<s j .ers min'or^iJjielr dep-T o^Sc. trust of OommunisV Russia by planting to spend/iver $17000000000 for military defenses at home and across the seas Senate and House committees reached agreement late jesterday to pour these billions into the greatest peacetime military spending pro- jram-thLs nation ever has' undertaken in a single 'year. included in the total !s $1,314,010,000: for nations lined up with the 0nlted States in the cold war against Russia—the bulk of It to Western Europe. $157,611,700 is earmarked for illitary construction in Alaska and the Pacific Island of Okinawa. A $50,000,000 Item provides for the start of construction on a radar screen to guard the United States from enemy air attack. The votes which will send the money bills to the White House are expected to be a mere formality. Exceeds Truman's Request The size 58 Air Force calls for teti - more groups than President Truman had requested. This was a victory for the House over the Senate which had fought for a 48-group force. The Senate conferees finally capitulated in conference last night lo the unbudging House demands for the expanded Air Force, 'he makeup of a group varies, from 30 big bombers to 75 fighters. About 400 combat planes of all types could be added with the extra money provided. - ^yicnator Lucas of Illinois. Demo- Ipiic floor leader, said there will Be no organized fight against the military appropriations bill when it reaches the Senate. Some Senators have said that slricc Mr. Truman doesift want the 58-group Air Force, he may withhold the money for the extra ten groups. Lucas told retwrters he thought the President money. would spend the Pedestrian Killed KEiNNETT. Mo. OijL 18. <,Vl— Mrs. Mary Williams. 44, of Ken- nctt. died a few' minutes aftei be n% struck by an automobile .when she stepped from a bus here late yesterday. ^oybeons Open High lav 1:30 Nov 227 229 226'.i 228'i Jhc 226'-; a;a»i 225 228 s ! May 223 r :i 225 223?i'224!i Truman Makes Hew Try to Get Federal Job for Mon Wallgren York ^frocks 1:30 p.m Quotations: AT&T 143 3-4 Amcr Tobacco 123-4 Beth steel 283-8 Chrysler 53 Reactions Vary State Officials See Only Little Effect But Gipson Claims Victory LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 18. UP)— interpretations of the Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling in the "cash funds" suit differ widely. Cash funds are money derived by slate agencies and institutions from sources other than government appropriations. These sources include student fees, sale of farm products, oormitory charges, athletic receipts, etc. The supreme court neld yesterday that such funds can't be used to in- ci ease an' employe's salary above the maximum fixed by the legislature but that otherwise there's nothing illegal about the use of the un- appropriated money by 34 agencies and institutions. The decision affirmed In the main 1'Ulaskl Chancery Court dismissal of a suit brought by State Rep. James A. 'Gipson of Saline County. Ht sought to prohibit use of such funds without legislative appropriation. State Comptroller Lee Roy Beas- 11 y said the decision against supplementing salaries would affect to his knowledge only one employe and would not cause an alteration in txisting financial procedure. Still Claims Victory University of Arkansas President Uwis Webster Jones said that/while a few-"adjustments" may have to 01 made, he dues not anticipate any appreciable disruption of operations at the institution. Dr. George W- Jackson, superln-, tendcm of the State hospital, said! none of that institution's employes would be affected by the decision. Business manager Ken Newman 01 the University Medical' School said only one instructor there would < t affected. But Gipson claimed a major victory In a prepared statement, he declared that some 1,000 state cm- r'oyes would be affected and that 'A special session of the legislature ivill have to be called 60 slralghten '.his cut." He added: "I am sorry the court did not rold that the money should be deposited into the (state) treasury, r-ut the opinion is a wonderful Improvement for the safeguard ef the people and the public funds, tt Is n clear-cut decision, jubject to no n;lstntcrpretations anj will prove to cc of great benefit lo the people of the state." WASHINGTON, Oct. 18— OF)— President Truman today named former Gov. Mon C. Wallgren of Washington as a member of the Federal power Commission. The President, at the same time, nominated James M. Mead, former Democratic Senator from New York, to be a member of the- Fecleral Trade- Commission. / • : ,/ Wallgren was nominate^ to 'succeed pLcland OMs. .The', Senate's rejection of a third',appointment to the FPC for Old's HvasV'one' t 'of its'major rebuffs to the President The term expires June .22, 1834. Willgrcn's OTUI the post of chairman of the National Security Resources Board, was •shelied last March by the Senate Armed Services Committee in another set back for Mr. Truman. The President two months later withdrew that nomination. Wallgren's new nomination also is subject to Senate confirmation However, Senators who opposed him for the resources board said they would have no objection to his appointment to another post Both Truman Cronies Both Wallgren and Mead are former members of the old Senat War Investigating Committee which was known as the Truman Committee when It was headed by Mr Truman, then a member of the Senate. Mead was named to the Trade Commission to succeed Garland S Ferguson for the term of seven years from Sept. 26, 1948. The President was deeply disappointed when he had to withdraw Wallgren's nomination, at Wallgren's request, for the resources board. There had been some speculation, even among white House aides, lhat he might give Wallgren a recess appointment to the job That would have permitted him to serve while the Senate was adjourned. Eventually, however, it would have had to pass on the appointment, Wallgren is one of the President's closest friends. He campaigned for Wallgren successfully in 1944 when Wallgren, then a Senator, was elected to the Washington governorship. The President also campaigned last year but unsuccessfully, for Wallgren's re-election to the governorship. Mr. Truman, however, car- Communlty Chest "Oscars" for the Advanced Gifts Division of the Red Feather campaign, which was completed yesterday, were presented to Rlley B. Jones last night, as the captain of the team reaching the greatest percentage of Its goal. The presentation was made at a klckoff dinner that started the second phase, general solicitation, ol the campaign. A total of $14,765 was collected during the week's campaign for advanced gifts and the general solicitation volunteer workers will seek additional funds to total $28,650, the quota announced earlier by the Community Chest Board to finance 13 service organizations, R, A. Porter, chairman of the advanced gifts drive, said last night that 11 of the 150 cards distributed for the advance gifts solicitation had not been completed, and that It was hoped that the total contributions from the H still out would bring the division's .total to 515,000. Sli Ktcelve "Oscars" The "Oscars" were presented last, night to Mr. Jones and two of his team members, Harvey Morris and J. W. Adams. Other members of his team to receive Oscars, are: Oscar Fendter, E. F. Still and W. J. Wunderlich. Amounts reported from the five teams Included: Mr. Jones, $3.485: O.- G. Hubbard. Jr.. $2,840; Jlmmle Edwards, $2,230; E. B) Thomas. 53,735; and Alvln Huffman. Jr., $2,475. i House, Senate Groups Agree In Farm Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. (AP) — A Senate-House conference com- miltcc today reached "complete agreement" on * farm price support Mil. Chairman Elmer Thomas (D- Okla) of Ihe Semite conferees, an- noimced the compromise and said it culls for 90 per cent of parity supports next year for cotton, corn, wheat, rice ami peanuts. Tobacco previously had been assured supports at till? level because both the Senate and House passed bills providing It. Thomas said that all tho conferees, except Senator Thyo (R- Mlnn) who was away, hud promised "to sign the conference report." • The agreement still Is subject to approval by both tho Senate and House but the compromise—which had threatened to delay adjournment—Is expected to be accepted. Hope for an agreement before adjournment had waned as conferees dedlockcd time after time. , . Symington Sees Need to Increase Aviation Forces GIFT TIIKKMOMKTEK — This gift thermometer shows progress in Hlylheville's 1949 Community Chest campaign and tho work of the Advance alfts Division pushed the black line nbove the half-way mark lor the campaign. General .solicitation workers took over today to Volunteer workers attending the push the total l o the goal. larbecue dinner at the Junior* Chamber of Commerce building last night were welcomed by Dr. J. o. Guard, general solicitations director, after which, John TJaudill, general chairman, explained the organization of the campaign, and jointed out that each person would have only five to contact ifor funds. Single Campilrn Idea Explained targlars Sought JySheriffsAides Gov. Mo ii C. Wallcrcn Missco Cotton Harvest Far Ahead of 1948 Cotton ginnings for the 1949-50 season in Mississippi County, and other counties in Northeastern Arkansas are far ahead of the.figures for the corresponding period" last year, it was announced today by officials of the District Bureau of Censiis in Jonesboro. As of October 1 Ihls year, 83,590 sales of cotton had been ginned In thte county. On October 1 last year, only 6G.904 bales had been ginned. The picking season started earlier \Vorth D Holder, secretarj mart nger of fnff B?yth^-illJ Onamber of Commerce through which the drive Is channeled, gave the Red Feather training; In which he recalled the six services of a united campaign for service agency funds—(1) Saves money by a sinsle donation, 12) Saves time, contributions are sought only once so ,both the volunteer worker and the contributor save the time of additional calls, <3> Money matches the need, since the actual budgets of the organizations concerned comprise the overall Community Chest budget, <4) Protect.1 contributor from donations not ol value to community (5) Protects the community, • and (6) TTelps make democracy work by people working together for their common good. T. J. Bailey, chairman of the Employees Division of general solicitation, said that his committee had adopted the slogan, "give a day's pay, the Community Chest way" as the basis for that part of the campaign. Gen Electric Ten Motors .'.',' ' "mitgomcry Ward 4 Y Centml Int.. Harvester ... National Distillers Republic Stee! Radio .'.ilX,'";.' 13 Bocony Vacuum " 17 i_j Etudebaker ...: 24 1_« Standard of N J 71 5_» Texas Corp 62 J C Ptonty '.,.-. jj ».| 37 5-8 64 1-2 51 1-8 10 1-2 26 3-4 21 20 5-8 British Parliament Back In Session after Recess LONDON, Oct. . ment returned to work today alter its summer recesses and was told It will learn Monday how much more Britons must tighten their belt to meet their economic crisis. Deputy prime Minister Herbert Morrison tow .the House of Commons » sUtement on the financial crisis will be made Monday by Prime Minister Attlet. ried the state himself in the presidential election. GERMANS GET II.SE KOCK— Use Koch (above) 42, the infamous mistrts sof Buchenwald, yesterday vas turned over lo German aulhor- Icies at the end of her four-year term In an American military prison. The Germans will try her again un charges arising from her days at the Buchenwald concentration csmp, where she conducted a reign of sadism as the wife of the commandant, now dead. The transfer of Use was made secretly in imtl- clpatlon of bitter reaction among iome 4,000 displaced Jews In a nearby camp. (AP Wirepbolo). Federal Craft Rescues 17 Seamen in Stormy Seas of North Pacific SEATTLE, Oct. 18. (AP)—A gov> eminent vessel carried out the dra malic rescue of 17 seamen In stormy weather last night after they aban doned their flaming wooden schoon er. The officers and men were pickei up in the North Pacific by the U.S this year, it was explained, and there ! pisl1 and Wildlife Service VCMC has been le_=s interference because B J** ^"Sl* 5 . J"- st M ? nc °. f l *«* of rainy weather. Reix>rts for other counties in the area follow: 19(8-49 20.415 26,237 8.079 26.695 County Cralghe.ld Crittenden Greene Poinsett St. Francis Cross Randolph Sharp 1943-50 37,770 47.481 17.445 36,014 33.159 20,337 5,859 2.307 17,530 9,528 2,828 1,160 Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Scattered showers in the Northwest portion tonight and .in the west and north portions Wednesday. Not much change In temperature. M!.u"uri Forecast: Considerable cloudiness tonight and Wednesday with occasional showers west portion tonight and throughout .state Wednesday. Continued mild tonight and Wednesday but turning colder In northwest portion late Wednesday- Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday—SI. Sunset today—5:22. Sunrise tomorrow—6:09. Preclpltalion 24 hours lo 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—47.61. Mean tempeature (midway twcen high and low)—67. Normal mean for Oct.—«5. This Date Lut Ynr Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—47. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date— 39:25. two lifeboats was awash and sink rig. The scooncr, the Salina Cruz caught fire yesterday. The Douglas reported today a of the sailors had recovered froi their ordeal, and she was proceed ing to her home port of San Fran Cisco. Arrival there was expccte Thursday. The dramatic rescue a few hour after nightfall 140 miles west o Grays Harbor, Wash., was carrle out in heavy seas kicked up by 25-knot wind.. Cost Guard scare planes that had been circling overhead throughout the day guided the Douglas to the scene. Three Chicago Men Indicted Osceola Grand Jury Returns True Bills In Etowah Burglary Two indictment* were returned yesterday by the'grand Jury for he Osceola District of the MIss- sslppi County Circuit Court each Involving three Chicago men already under bonds of 19.000 each In rfintiAsttTnii i»uu ^ i ^. . > • .\ lie Firm's Loss in Second Raid Placed at $8,000 County and slate . police officers were today continuing their investigation of the.$8.000 burglarly early eslerday of the B. O. Land Company's super market and general office in Leachville. Scrlff Wiiliam Bcrryman said :hls morning Hint his deputies were working on "leads" but little headway In the Investigation had been made. Approximately 58,000 was taken from the company's vault by three white men who accosted J. P. Caldwell, 60-year-old nighlwatchman, while he wns making his three o'clock round yesterday morning, and at guns point, bound him and locked him in an out building behind the company's store. After taking the key to Ihe door of the store from the nlghtwatch- man, the trio entered the building and battered their way Into the company vault. A sledge hammer Is believed to have been used to knock the dial knob off the vault door and a punch was then used to knock out the tumbtars of the vault's combination lock. This wns the second lime in as many weeks that, the B. C. Land Company has been hit by snfe burglars. On Oct. 3, three men took between $-1.000 and S5,000 from the safe of the company's Buckeye Cotton Gin cast of Leachvllle near the Arkansas-Missouri stale line. Similarity Noted* In Two Burglar That robbery was carried out In approximately the same manner as this one, with the nightwatchman bound and gagged, which leads investigating officers to believe that the same men were Involved in both. Mr. Caldwcll. who has been cm- ployed as nlghtwatchman at the company's store and offices for approximately two years, told officers that the men stepped out of the darkness and "Jumped" him when he rounded the corner of the building to check the rear of the store. He told officers that one of the men was armed with a pistol and the other two with either shotguns or rifles. The trio used a piece of See BURGI.AItS on Page 12 In connection with * burglary t£ Etowah In June y Te defendants, Martin Lane Harry Smith and J«ck Bi*£* V eW rearrested In Osceola yesterday by She. Itt William Berrynym and his deputies. »nd are. being held In Jail until incur bonds can be set by the court. Onc of the Indictments returned yesterday charges the three men with possession of burglar tools at the time they were lured from Chicago Into a trap at an Osceola tourist |C mnp and arrested on July 25. The other Indictment charges burglary and grand larceny In connection with the looting of the safe taken from the Wllmouth Grocery nt Etowah on June 28 The safe contained $2.285 In cash To Seek Early Trial, H. G. Partlow, prosecuting attorney, said today that he would ask Judge Zal B. Harrison, who Is presiding over criminal court in Osccola this week and next, to sel the cases for trial on next, Monday. The chicagonns were arrested after Thomas Kersey Marrow and his wife of Manila had been locatcc in California and returned to Mississippi County for questioning. The three men made a trip to Osceola In response to a telephone cal which the men believed had beer made by Ivfrs.' Marrow. The grand Jury In Its report to this court stated that an Inspec lion had been made of county property. Painting of the interloi of the two top floors of the Jal in Osccola was recommended. The court house and the county farm were found to be In good condl lion wllh only minor repairs needec at the county farm. County officials were commended for lh< general appearance of the cour house, 0- M. Hoover of Victoria wa. foreman of the grand Jury, and J.B. Gathfngs of Luxora was clerk Slajcr Ctts 21 Ytars In court before Judge Harrlsoi yesterday, Major Patterson, a Ne gro. was allowed to change hi plea of guilty from first to seconc degree murder and was sentence to serve a prison term of 21 years He was held In connection wit the death of another Negro, Rich Cabinet Member Says Dispute Shows Enemy U.S. Defense Methods WASHINGTON, Oct. 15—(/!>)— Air Secretary Symington hit Navy criticism of the Air fares today as old, "false" talcs, and said It would be a good idea' to Increase the Air Force now that Russia has the A-bomb. Symington was before tho Hius« Armed Services Committee, defending the flying services against tho barrage of charges the Navy h»j hurled In 10 days of hearings. •'„ First off. he rapped the admirals for ever bringing the Inter-servlcts row over military policies into the open. Ho said It has resulted in letting possible enemies know "'low tills'country would be defended.? In a statement and In a question and answer session with the committee members, he made these main -points: ..:__ •• 1. It \a "not true,"-as the Navy charges, Hint the Air Force "favors mass atomic bombing of citizens." : 2. It Li "equally false" that the Air Force Is over-emphasizing th"« A-bomb carrying B-38 long-range bomber and neglecting other type* of air craft. ; Favors Carriers - ; 3. lie Is hot opposed to airplane carriers and believes the Navy and Marine Corps should have their own air arms. .•;' 4- The Navy, to his tanowldege, has been carrying on organized attacks since January, 1947, against the B-36. He,said that even no^r a second anonymous document U In circulation that attempts to "rip part strategic bombing He said Is "far rnore dangerou* than ie first" and hUtwi that^e be- , tv*i> the Navy ii circulating It,-, *' In long hearings,, the Navy hu omplalncd that present policy puts » much stress on the Air Jtorce -36 bomber and cuts 'down - oh he Navy. Admiral after admiral has taken le stand 16 belittle the possibil- ies of the bomber. Their genera) ontentlon has''been that the .big lane could not get through an nemy's defense' and would a'c- ompollsh little If It did. ; Symington said the B-36 still la the best long-range bomber nown." ; He added: "The ability to fight. from our •u-n shores'at the start of any war houlcl not be looked on with con- em pt." The. B-36 was designed with th» dca that It would bo able to fly rom bases In this country on missions against an enemy In any part of the world. Symington, when he told of ths new annonymous document, said t Is entitled "The Strategic Myth." He said It Is circulating around he country and has a "disturbing similarity" to arguments' the com- nlttcc has been hearing from the Navy—even identical quotations, r H Is far more dangerous than the first document, Symington went on, bcacuse It attacks methods, principles, and objectives upon which the country must rely on in the event of war. The first anonymous document which has figured In the Navy- Air Force row was circulated on fapitnl Hill last summer. It suggested that, the B-36 procurement program was surrounded by Irreg- ulatrltles and Instances of political pull. Joiner Man Charged with Murder For Axe-Slaying in Dunklin County KENNETT, Mo., Oct. 18. (A") — Chester Scott, 45-year-old Joiner, Ark., logger and transient laborer, was charged with murder here today following his confession 10 Dunklin County officers and state highway patrolmen last night to the axe slaying of Otis Johnson, 34, a laborer from Columbus, Tcnn. Officers said Scott and Johnson shared a cabin «t Gilbert Crossing, near Hornersville, 12 miles south of Kcnnett and that Scott told them tht killing occurrtd on Sund»y, Oct. ». State trooptra said Scott burled the body of hU victim after the killing «nd then went' to Joiner where he told of the crime to » sister' and » Baptist minister. The sister, authorities s*ld, persuaded fcer brdthtr lo MUTfDdw U> officer! at Joiner where the Arkansas authorities notified officers here. Dunklin County officers brought Scott back lo Kcnnett last night. They said he took them lo the shack he shared with Johnson and showed them the cnidc grave he said he had dug with the same axe used m killing hi* victim. Troopers said Johnson's body was found tn the shallow grave, covered with pltce of sheet metal. Officers said Scott told them he killed Johnson .whllo the man slept and lhat they had been having some troubl* while drinking. The officers said Scott, a onc legged man, and Johnson had been working In timber as loggers, and were considered good friends. Prosecuting Attorney Tom Mobley of Di'nklln County filed state murder chirgc* tgalnst Scott today. arcl Moore. Thomas Lcc Crowder, who wa charged with rape, was given prison term .of three-years on plea of guilty to carnal abuse- Fou appeal cases Invlovlng mlsdemean or cases from municipal and Justic of the peace courts were hear and the fines levied in the lowe courts affirmed. Two forgery and uttering case were on the docket for trial loda The defendants are Leonard i Laws and S. L. McGee. New York Cotton Dec . Mar. May July Oct. . Open . 2959 . 2S3! . 2943 . 2901 . 2910 High Low 1:3 2975 2957 !S67 2650 2964 2941 2928 2S37 2775 2106 2966 2964 N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. . Open High Low 1:3 . 2956 2970 2965 297 . 29+6 2963 SMS . 2940 2961 2937 . 2590 2917 2884 2700 27«7 3617 B/yfhevi/fe Group to See New Schools in Memphis A group of Blythevillc citizens will leave tomorrow morning lo confer with officials of the Memphis architectural firm of Hanker and Hcyer regarding latest developments In construction of new school buildings. The trip Is being sponsored Jointly by the Blythevillc Chamber of Comerce and the Parent-Teachers Associations of the city. Those making the trip will meet In the Chamber of Commerce office at 7 a.m. tomorrow to obtain trans- : portation. The group will meet in the office of the architects In the Commerce Title Building In Memphis at 10 a.m. and from there will go to various new schools in the Memphis area. MoPac Peace Talks On Downhill Grade ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1&— (ft— Nego-. tlatiors appeared today to be on the last downhill grade toward settlement of the Missouri Pacific railroad strike. : They were scheduled to meet again this afternoon In what both sides hoped would be their final, negotiating session. If »n «greement Is reached on' the last of the 282 union claims' that precipatcd the strike Sept. J, MoPac >ralns could begin rolling

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