The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 20, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 20, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLII—NO. 306 Blyahevllle Dally Newt Blythevllle Herald BJythevllle Courier " Mississippi Valley Leader HLYT11KV1LLK, ARKANSAS, W1CDNKSDAY, MARCH 20, 1!MG SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS RANI AN TROOPS FIGHT KURDISH REBELS Nation Will Not Have Rationing Again, OPA Says Peak Of World Crisis Expected By Summer, Officials Point Out BY GRANT DILMtlAN United Press Slaff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 20. <un— Government officials said today It seemed very unlikely that Americans would be forced to return to food rationing despite mounting world-wide hunger and misery. OPA officials said they had "no idea at all" of resuming rationing of scarce foods in this country to make sure that the people of war- scorched Europe and Asia have enough to cat. They said it. would be almost impossible to nfitorc rationing in time to do any good, since the peak of the world food crisis should be over by summer. It would take almost that long to muster a new staff to handle rationing, they said. At the time of the meat packinghouse strike President Truman | said meat rationing would be restored il it were necessary to prevent mass starvation abroad but that he dirt not think it would be necessary. The present shortage centers on grain and fats. The issue of whether this country should replace its voluntary rood conservation plans with stricter compusory rationing was brought up by Herbert H. Lehman, retiring director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. .Lehman, icrced by ill health to resign in the midst of the world fond crisis he had tried to prevent, said rationing shquld b e resumed oh a world-wide basis because there would barely be half enough food to go around next year. .Congressional reaction to Lehman's warning was mixed. Most congressmen willirigvto discuss the situation believed that he' should mov e slowly. A few, however, either openly opposed or strongly favored a return to food controls. Lehman's words were couched in global terms but they obviously were directed at this country and its comparatively large reserves of grains, meats and fats. Although w c discontinued all food rationing cxcepi sugar last September, Canada and Britain both are still continuing most regulations. The country has taken some steps to relieve the food shortage, however. In addition to the present grain savjng program, it has increased its meat and lard set- Air Service Is Authorized For Blytheville And Other Cities lilythevillc will have regular flying service; Tor pa.sscn- irers, freight and express sometime this Summer. This service was made a possibility with granting of a certificate | Authorizing air .service to 25 Arkansas cities, the. Public Service. Commission announced yesterday. This .service, to be established within'the slate, is to be sponsored by the South Central Air Transport Co., of Fayettcville which will operate 1121 miles of intra.state'air- Arkansas. Half Holidays To Be Discussed Merchants Will Meet Friday Night To Plan Summer Schedule Summer half holidays for local businesses will be discussed In a meeting Friday night, to be held at the Municipal Courl Room of City Hall, 7:30 o'clock. Hccniirfe some businesses w'ant to close one afternoon and some desire to cios c another afternoon, the Chamber of Commerce has been asked to call the meeting when the matter will bc discussed. It has been pointed oul that it would b c of more benefit to Blytheville if all businesses closed the same afternoon. That the day selected if possible. )e a different one than the half loliday observed In neighboring towns of Mississippi County and Pcmiscot County has been suggested .so that business people of those towns could visit Blytheville during their half holidays. Last Summer, several towns in adjacent sections closed on days other than the closing day here, which attracted numerous visitors here. Announcement was made in advance of the formal order to permit the company to start assembling equipment and preparing schedules to serve the larger towns in the slate. "S.C.A.T," headed by Raymond J. Ellis, Fayettevlllc school Instructor, will bc the first company to inaugurate iulrastute air passenger freight and express service in Arkansas. The company plans to purchase surplus Government properly ma> that inauguration of nights start sometime in May. Mr. Ellis said lit a hearing on hi* application Jan. 23 in Little Hock that he hoped to begin operations on one or two of his proposed route!' about May 1. Other nights will lie put into service when the cnuipmciv becomes available, he said. Cities in all sections of the state will be served. Routes proposed are from Little Rock to Paycttevllle, Fort Smith. Clnrksvlllc, RusseMvllle, Conway. Blytheville, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart. Helena, West Memphis, Hot Springs, Texarkana. Arkadel- phla, Prcscott, Hope, Scarcy, Newport, Joneshoro, Harrison, Fordyce. Camden, El Dorado, Magnolia and Paris. Chairman Charles Wine of the commission said the company would be ordered to submit route and tariff schedules to the commission for approval. He also said that although S.C.A.T. had requested a 12- month period in which to get it. 1 business In operation, he felt a four- month limit would be sufficient. Inauguration of the regular passenger service will make 11 possible for residents of .this section to leave the Blytheville terminal by air foi West Memphis, where a regulaV schedule will be arranged for passengers into Memphis. Location of the terminal here lias not yet been determined, it was understood. A copy of the application, given In detail In a large book, is on file at the office of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce which cn- WASHINGTON, March 20. (UP) (doi'sed the project to provide air Power Official Makes Proposal Wickard Reveals Plan To Divide Territory, Avoid Competition —Rural Electrification Administrator Claude R. Wickard said today a power company representative had offered to withdraw his opposition to REA legislation If Wickard would agree to divide certain parts of the country for non-competitive asides for overseas shipment and' power sales, said that excess hogs, cattle and He named the poultry would be slaughtered to save grain. Despite these steps, the Preside has been forced to notify the Polish' government that because of the world shortage no grain-importing country can hope to receive "more than a portion" of its actual needs. Lehman also hinted thai, rationing may hav c been lifted so soon In this country because of political expediency. He said "little -will be achieved" unless United Nations leaders are willing to take "politically unpleasant measures." This is a congressional election year. Sen. Robert A. Taft, R.. o.. said he believed the administration removed food controls because it thought "rationing was unpopular." He said il had the power to resume rationing If it wished but that he personally had no recommendations at this time. Several senators, including Sens. Arthur Capper, R., Kan., and Allen J. Elleurier. D., La., though any action should be held up until former President Herbert Hoover returns from his personal survey of conditions overseas. "The United Slates seems to be penalized because it is a country that can produce," Ellendcr said. power company representative as Frank Wilkes, Shreveport, La., president of thr« Southwestern Gas and Electric Co. "I would could get favor rationing if we the food overseas and make good use of il and aiso gel some return on it. Bui frankly, I'm a little tired of playing Sairta Glaus." Wickard said the proposal had been nade to him in letters and private meetings. Wickard said the substance of Wilkes 1 proposals was that the REA and private utilities would agree ipon territories in which each would operate exclusively without competition from the other. The REA administrator revealed the power company proposal during testimony before the House Interstate Commerce Committee. Rep. Richard F. Harless, D.. Ariz., asked Wickard if the proposals were in the nature of trust agreements. "You'd serve one place and he another?" Harless asked. "That would be the nature," Wickard replied. "I don't have the authority to divide up territory and I don'l believe the public interest would be served even if I had the power." Wicknrd read from his reply lo a letter from Wilkes proposing a meeting to discuss the proposals. "f do not believe there would be any advantage in holding a conference since wc would not have the authority to enter into such agreements." he told Wilkes. Reading several letters from Wildes, Wickard said their "general tone" was that "I'd agree to certain things he'd get behind our program/ " In one letter, according to Wick- service for this state. It is understood the company has a large capital sufficient to prevent the service from becoming financially unable to assume its large program, should the project be slow in becoming self supporting. Army And Navy Would Increase Pay 20 Per Cent Want To Attract Men From Civilian Jobs As Defense Measure WASHINGTON. Mar. '20. (UP) — The Army mid Navy today asked Congress to increase service pay 20 per cent to .try to attract volunteers away from well-paying civilian jobs. Secretary of Wai Robert P. Patterson told a Senate Military Al- fairs subcommittee Ihut the number of Army enlistments "still remains far short of the number required." and that there is "no solid (jrcntnd'' for assuming that all Army Jobs could be filled with volunteers. Secretary of the Navy James V Forrcstall testified thnl, without Die increase, the navy could not hope lo attract enough volunteers lo maintain an adeiiuatc navy foi national defense. The Army and Navy heads testified as thp Senate and House Military Affairs Committees sched- iled hearings tomorrow on proposals to extend the draft beyond lhc present expiration date of May 15. The committee had been spurred lo quick action by the mounting tension in world affairs. Patterson testified that Army chicf-af-staff Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower also backed the 20 per cent pay increase as a means of attracting volunteers, Forreslal said the need for higher service pay was "tirRcnl." Pie cited detailed figures showing private industry now offers fur better pay than the armed forces. "Tliis gap is now so wide thai unless anj_'ffort is presently madn lo narrow it, it will become impossible for us lo attract to the Navy In sufficient quantity the type of men and officers wc renuV-e lo discharge our resironsibilitlc's," Forrestal said. He warned thai the complicated modern war machine "completely fails in the face of incompetents: or second-raters" and joined Patterson in emphasizing the need for alert, intelligent personnel in all assignments. Both the Semite and House Military Affairs Committees will meet tomorrow to consider extending the draft beyond Ihe present expiration date of May 15. Swallow Flock ' Again Returns To Capistrano SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Mm. 20. <UI'>— Caplslvano mission lalhers today recorded the !07th return O f their swallows from tho I'u on at. Joseph's Bay. The flocks, delayed by .storms at en. whirred In late yesterday, Just is they have every March 19 since iirlhcr back thnn the oldest padre •nn romviibor, The late return disappointed hun- ii'cds of slKlil-seers who had wall- 'd In « since dawn. Tlie swallows swooped in over lh c . iiucicnl adobe structure and scolded the English sparrows thai had usurped their nests before flying off to hunt rood. Father Arthur J. llutchlnson said iliey would be buck In one lo Ihree weeks to mak c their nests. Legend .says to (he mission the first birds flew 107 years ago ycs- tcrduy and have returned cverj S(. Joseph's Day since. They sta> until the Day of St. Juan, foi whom Ihe mission was named, when they go off to winter in an unknown spot. , H , . Electric Union Mountaineer Tribes Rejects Offer AMack 3 G arr i son$ . U.S. Considers Move nt lln .'.) 1 nlc I frfl 5y West ingh ou se Company's Proposal Would Have Increased Pay 15 Cents An Hour NEW YO11K, Mar. 20. <UP> — The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (OIO) today flatly rejected a Westinghouse Electric Corp. offer which company officials said would have meant an overall Increase of 15.1 cents per hour for the 16,000 ntrllc- Inp employes. The union. In It.s answer to the first offer niiidc by (he compaiij in the 05 diiys of (he strike, charK- ed that, the offer actually amount- to no more than 9.7 cents nn hour Owens Buys All Stock Of Robinson Drug Co. LITTLE ROCK. Mar. 20. (UP)-r- Arliclcs of Incorporation havc been filed with Secretary of State C. O. Hall by the Trimfoot Co. of Farmington, Mo. asking permission to do business at Newport. Ark. Paul K. Holmes, Jr. of Newport, was listed as resident agent. The company lists assets at $170,818, and liabilities at $350,254. The Robinson Drug Co. of Blytheville, Ark., requested a certificate of dissolution from Hall, S. C. Owens, secretary-treasurer of Hie corporation, said he has purchased all stock owned by H. E. Raybuck. president, and Laura Owens, director. Chicago Rye May . 218-H 219'i 217',-i 219'i .July . Hfl'l. 14!!'.: H8'j 140'.!. ard. Wilkes said 'hopes we can find common ground and then we will help you get all the money you need for mral electrification purposes." In another Wilkes was quoted as saying "If you'd like to get together with the private utilities we'd like to get together with you and work out .•some agreements." Wickard said thai, in private meetings. Wilkes said private power companies wanted to take over the southwest territory—Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and part of Kansas. Wickard added that Wilkes indicated he would support legislation then pending for additional REA funds if Wickard would use his influence xvith REA cooperatives to sell out to the utilH tics in these territories. 26 Lose Lives As Transport Plane Crashes TRUCKEE, Calif.. March 20. (UP! Rescuers removed 24 bodies today from the twisted wreckage of an Army transport plane that exploded and crashed with a loss of 26 lives. Meanwhile, an Army search party was enroutc lo the wreckage of a B-29 Superfortress which crashed with seven men aboard on a 3.800- foot ridge 15 miles southeast of Livcrmorc. Calif. The wreck of the C-47 transport plane 11 miles north of here war one of the worst peacetime crashes in history. It killed several high- ranking Army and Navy officers, and several enlisted men headed for separation centers and discharge. Rescuers were hampered by blizzard, but were near completion of the slow, tedious job of removing the shattered bodies, many o which were buried deep in snow drifts. The bodies were strapped to snowmobiles and taken lo farmhouse a mile and a half fron t.:.: crash. Army aulhoritles sem, bulldozers and other heavy equip inenl to raise the wreckage in ni attempt to determine if three miss ing bodies were pinned beneath it. The recovery teams, clothed in heavy parkas, were working in sub Local Minister Addresses Lions On Three 'Isms' Communism, capitalism and so- ialism were discussed by tile Rev. larvcy T. Kidd, pastor of First 'rcsbytcrian Church yesterday at lie Lions Club luncheon meet at lotel Noble. The Rev. 'Mr. Kidrt discussed dif- ercncc.s in the three "isms" and lie good and bad points of each. Ic pointed oul [hat in some ways ill were alike and that members of % ach of the three factions had h c same goal in-mind. Guests present for the meeting vcre Firman Dynum. guest coach it Blytheville High School; Alex Hill of Little Rock, and E. L. Slier- rick, Lions Club member of Mem- )hls. Weather ARKANSAS tonight, and -Partly cloudy today, Thursday. Warmer Thursday nnd north and west portion.", lodoy. Admits Placing Poison In Well Tennessee Husband Held For Attempt Against Family FRANKLIN, Tenn., Mar. 21). <U.P.>—Twenty-year old John Edwards, of Thompson Station, Tciiu., today faced arraignment in General Sessions Court after ndmlltlng he attempted to poison his wife nnd unborn child and five In-laws by pouring a can of lye In a well. Edwards also confessed he pols- onccl.threc cows and some poultry owned by his father-in-law, Bryant Harris, hp PI'-'tlUK parts ?rccn. an Iruectlcmer !ir u utig 'Of 'feed. Edwards made his confession yesterday afternoon to Wllllamsoi County sheriff Earl Gallln. Edwards told the sheriff he wiu drinking beer a week ago Monday night and "got to Dunking about how I could get even with Mrs Harris this mother-in-law) for separating me and my wife." He later told reporters he didn't know "what I meant by doing ni: this," adding, "you know a mai: man aln'l got no sense." The case became known yesterday during a hearing on a peace bond for the young farmer. The peace warrant had been sworn ou last Friday by Edwards' wife. 17- year old Mrs. Ella Mai Harris Ed wards and his mnthcr-ln-law Mrs. Bryant Harris, who said they had 'reasons lo fear" Edwards. The warrant was sworn oul after Mrs. Harris said her husband noticed a "white powder" floating In tho water of their well and after three cows and sonic poultry had died after eating reed thai appeared "greener in color than usual." Mrs. Edwards filed divorce proceedings "two or three weeks" ago against Edwards and had on in- "wllh 10,000 lamp workers receiving no Increase at all." The workers have been on slvlki agalnsl the company's 20 plant since Januury 16. Replying lo company assertion; that It had "cone the limit In 11 offer, the union set forth its owi "minimum proposals for settlemen of the strike," including a do mand thai WcsllnBhouse- "offer an Bit cenls an hour wage Increase By R. II. SHACKKOKD IJnllrd I'rtM Stuff C'orresponden WASHINGTON, Mar. 20. (UP.) — High administration official By K ENNETH NORMAN , ; lt*d Pras staff Correspondeat TEHRAN, Mar, 20. (U,P.)—An Iranian General staff revealed nrc debuting whether to make a today that three Iranian garrison* last-mlnulo move in the Soviet- i In the wild northwest region near Iranian dispute that might break Lake Urmia have been under at- the present stalemate before the tack "for weeks" by Kurdish rebels United Natolns Security Council and th»t seven Iran planes have meets Monday, It wad learned lo-1 been dispatched to their defense, ny. The Iranian officer said the at- Tlio debate centers not only 'tacking force was estimated at around whether to make a move " bollt 3 .°°0 men and Included both but also about what kind of acllon Iran » nd Iraq Kurds, lo lake. Diplomatic quarters have The region of the fighting Is not yet ruled out the possibility close to the northwest corner of a direct communication from Iran where Iraq, Iran and Turkey csldent Truman to Generalissimo meet. The area Is largely popu- I lated by. Kurds, wild mountaineer" prior U. 8. tr 'f )es which frequently are In re- of Prci Josef stulhi. Those who favor „.„.,. , - -, -move, it wan understood, argue volt »6»lnst Iran government au- thnt even If It failed to break the ' norll y' "• deadlock it would have the virtue * Soviet cavalry column has" of making clear the American po- bccn reported maneuvering in the sltion on the ove of Security coun- vleuuty °f Lake Urpala and. tlwre ell hearings on the dispute. have t*" 1 repeated reports that American officials In the last dlssldent Kurdish tribesmen hope , - 10 days have not hidden ttieir to 5et up an '"dependent Kurdlsli or all employes, ctnmlllng the wage willingness to make It a.i easy an re B lm «. Including tribes not only settlement made with us by Gen- possible for the Russians to ex- ln Iran but » Iso ln I-'""! and Tur- •ral Electrical and by the Klcc- trlcalc themselves from the inter- ke Xi An ono rlcnl division of General Motors. The national tauple In Iran. An ono The Ir«nl»n garrisons .. which company, revealing Its offer expr cssed it, United states has no were s* 1 " 1 to "»ve been atUcked il a press conference, asserted desire to "push Russia further *' re located »t Sardaaht, Baneh onto the hook." anrt Saqquei. ' ''..•. But if there Is no change before ^^H 8 * 1 ' "? *** ml !« northwest Monday In Soviet position, U. S. • « n «n located on the south determined to support Iran's hat. It was offering an IB',1 cents ncruase, but under questioning a spokesman admitted that the offer ictually would Increase average lomly earnings of all the com- Dnny's workers by only 15.1 cents, from a present rate of $t.21ft per 'lour to one of $1.306 per hour. The union demands a flat 18Vi ccnls an hour across the board for nil workers. The company wld the offer would Increase the company's animal payroll by SM.OOO.OOo; and would bring, Ihc average wage paid by. Westing house to ID cunts an hour more than that of General Electric, Its chief competitor. In arriving at the IB'/i cent fig- urn (he company said Its offer constituted, the company figured hi other items such as an offer to "free/e" a day worker's Inccnttva bonus—which has been paid to about 45,000 of the workers—and eliminate a differential between men's and women's wage rates. Pressed for clarification of the mntlcT, however, the company spokesman snld that the actual overall Increase would bc 15.1 cenl.s nn hour In "take-home" pay. shores of Ijilce . UrpUa , In an area Candidates File For Leachville Posts Leachvillc will havc no Municipal Election April 2 but present officers will continue in their positions until next year, it was announced today. No candidates filed for the positions at Leachville prior to the deadline Monday midnight. junction issued from molesting lo restrain him her. the sheriff said, 'flic couple had been married last April, a week before the K^rl was to havc graduated from high school. Meantime samples of Sheriff Gntlin scnl the feed, water and Intestines of the cows to the state laboratory for analysis and scrap- Ings of powder from the well bucket to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington. State chemists reported the feed was "loaded" with arsenic which came from a deadly paris green mixture, but thai the sample of water did not show arsenic present. H will be several days before the FBI reiwrt will be known. Solicitors Must Ask Approval, Chamber of Commerce Decides Any person or group soliciting Blylhevillc business people must Tero temperatures. It was believed have approval of the Chamber of it would be many hours before the slow bulldozers could reach the crash. In the crash of the B-29, scattered fragments of the huge four- motorcd plane were sighted late yesterday bv a private pilot and later were identified from the air by an Army search plane. A rescue party was senl Immediately lo the scene, but the pilot who identified the WTeckaec said he saw no signs of life. The 13-29 was en route from Hawaii to the Fairficld-Suisun Army Airbase when it was reporlcd missing early yesterday. The pilot had reported motor trouble a few hours after taking oil from Hawaii. The plane was one of those being returned from the Pacific to stateside bases. Chicago Wheat May . 183'i 183<i 183V4 183!-'. July . IflSli ISS'.i ig^i.i i83;i Commerce in the future, it was decided yesterday nl a meeting of the Board of Directors. Whether this approval will bc granted is to bo decided by a Sanction Committee, personnel of which will remain a secret. It was announced. Individuals or groups wishing to ask local business en for gifls of any kind must present their application to the Chamber of Commerce and Hie proposal will bo passed on lo the Sanction Committee, which Immediately will endorse or reject the application. Such a proposal was made a number of years ago am! successfully carried out for some time but for some lime bul for Ihe n^st several years no such orderly procedure has been used, it was poiuted out. This action was started with event of the Blytheville Community Fund, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, which is supposed to take Seeks Increase In Rent Ceilings Many Small Landlords Said To Be Affected By Rigid Controls WASHINGTON, March 20. (UP) —A representative of the National Association of Real Estate Boards asked Congress today for an Increase in rent ceilings for small property owners. "Since 1930 rents have advanced only four per cent, but all the clc- menls of property operation—wages, taxes and maintenance—havc Increased consistently," Calvin K, Sny- dcr. an association representative, told the House Banking Committee. "There arc many landlords who are in serious distress because of the rigid controls." The committee is holding hearings on a bill to extend the Office of Price Administration for a year effort to get Security Council help In the removal of Soviet troops. Tlie major American concern Is the presence of Russian troops In Iran beyond the March 2 deadline In violation ,of treaty agreements. No negotiations or agreements made before removal of those troops would be looked upon with favor by tills •governmen't. ' If the United States decides-on a last-minute appeal to Russia, it could take a form, which would point ll)o way for. fulfilling the U. S. demand nnd yet leave tho door oircii to subsequent negotiations, possibly on American initiative, for fulfilling soviet rc- tmlrcments In Iran and tho Middle East. One suggestion made In diplomatic quarters seeking "a way out" of the impasse would be for the U. S.—possibly president Truman—to appeal to Kussia In tho interest of UNO to remove her troops from Iran forthwith, nnd to suggest that the U. 8. then would bc willing to enter into international discussion on the entire Middle East problem, Including tho questions of security as well as of future access to natural resources. until June 30. 1947. James C. Downs, another member of tho association, told the committee that the cost of maintenance Defendants Guilty In Anti-Violence Case LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Mar. 20 (U.P.)—Three Negroes today were found guilty In Pulaski Circuit Court of violating Arkansas' 1943 Anti-Violence Act. and Judge Lawrence C. Auten sentenced them to one year In the state penitentiary. Fallowing the verdlr 1 ,, defendants Roy Cole, Louis Jones and Jessie Bean were placed under appeal N. Y. Stocks A T ft T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Oen Electric Oen Motors 190 1-8 88 1-2 45 5-8 102 1-4 123 1-2 . In which Soviet troop movement and Kurdish outbreaks previously have been' rtported. ; Saqqea I* about «0 miles south east of S*rd,wht. Baneh Is 33 miles southwest of Saqqer. Seven /Iran planes were *ald to have been dispatched to assist the garrisons.' -.•:••• The Iranian officer said that lili' agents : reported that,;aaorig thosi. attacking the . garrison were na-' tly« •peak Ing th« , Turkl dialect ' This Id the dialect of northern Iran. He estimated the attacking force at 3,000 men; "The Iran troops are fighting desperately to hold the towns," the staff officer said. "The garrisons have been under attack for weeks. Kurds from Iraq and Iran are involved In the attacks.", ^ British quarters asserted today that four Soviet troop columns- size unknown — are now active In northern Iran. These quarters said that one Russian force was a. cavalry column, moving north of Lake Urmia. near the Turkish frontier. Another U south of Lake Urmia In the area where some rumors of Kurdish disorders have been reported. Joiner Survey Planned For j; Water Project A survey will bo made Immediately at Joiner as the second step In the securing of artesian water and sewage for the South Mississippi County towh, Mayor joe Terror announced today. With a loan of »2200 secured from the federal government, it Is planned to make a survey and then sell bonds. Because It would be Impractical to sell bqnds totaling the $72,000 estimated as needed for the project, Mayor Terror said local contributions would be sought to supplement the amount of bonds sold. The water and sewage mains «1H 85 1-8 men have pointed out. Included in Ihe Community Fund is a "CcT-.tlnKcnt I-'und" of an amount which should be sufficient for gifts to such groups not included in the regular beneficiaries, It was said. Business people are asked almosl daily for gifts which would repre- 1 sent vast sums of money given by Montgomery Ward N Y C»-ilral 26 7-8 Inl Harvester 871-2 North Am Aviation 14 and repair work had risen 110 per Republic Steel 323-4 cent since 1040. ) Studcbakcr 297-8 Fruit growers also threw their Standard of N J 653-4 support behind demands for an end Texas Corp 55 1-2 to price controls. | Packard 107-8 45 7-8 be laid over the area Included with- In the corporate limits of Joiner. ., Dickson Whit* fo Little Rock -is eglncer for the project which "is expected to. be completed within several months, because of the coming favorable weather, Mayor Terror pointed out. Snyder and Downs submitted an U S Steel association draft of an amendment to the price control act concerning rcnt-s. The proposed amendment would: 1. Permit a properly owner to filo 82 3-4 a schedule with OPA showing present monthly operating costs, including taxes, compared with the date. Permit a proporl y owncr lo . each business person .should all np- 1 fllc a schedule of increased rents peals be answered with gifts, it was pointed out. This new action includes not only local persons and groups but also Individuals who visit Blytheville at intervals when making an appeal for organized groups, which include charities. The Board also rejected a proposal of a firm to publish a city directory for Blytheville. Members said the need here was not sufficient at this time for such a directory, and '.hat by the time the directory was published four months from now (hat many changes would havc taken place, because of the shifting care of such solicitations, business population hero at this time. to cover increased operating costs, provided the increase does not exceed 10 per cent. 3. Permit the new schedule In rents to become effective after 60 days, unless OPA showed that the statement about increased costs was ii'.accurate. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, March 20. (UP) — Cotton closed-'barely steady. Mar. . 2606 May July . Oct. Pec 2070 2668 2«W 2676 2G85 2680 2678 2670 2666 2070 2673 2668 2664 2669 2670 2676 3669 Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III., March 20. (UP) — (USDAl—Livestock: Hogs: 5,200, ialable 4,500; market active, fully steady. Around 15 per cent of run weights under 160 Ibs. Bulk good and choice barrows and gilts 14.80: sows And most stags 14.05; few heavy stags 13.75. Cattle: 3,400; Salable 1,800; calves 1,000. all salable: about 15 loads of steers on sale. Market active and fully steady. A few good and choice steers 15.25 to 16.60; some held higher; choice mixed yearlings 17.50; good heifers and mixed yearlings largely 14.50 to 16; common and medium beef cows 9.50 to 12; canncrs and cutters 7 to 9; good beef bulls 13.50 to 14; sausage bulls downward from 13; choice vealers 17.90; medium to good 13 to 16.50; slaughter steers 10.75 to 17.90; slaughter heifers 9,50 to 17.75; feeder steers 9.50 to 15,50. B/az« Damages Roof At Child Residence Firemen made a run this morning to the servant house of Dr. Fred Child, 633 West Main, where fire had ignlttd the, roof. . , , '.''. Occupants of the house and others had extinguished the small bl&ae which caused only slight damage. The flames were discovered about 7:30 o'clock. Street Signs Visitor To Crty Soys Every town In Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas us large as Blytheville has better street sighs than this city, according to t a Texan visitor who called at the Courier News office to voice some friendly criticism. "I've been here two hours looking for an 'address. I haven't found it yet and have seen but one street sign," said the Texan who declared Blythevtlle looked booming, dirty Mid that lack of street was a "dl«gr»ce to a rich like this." •

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