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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 179 D»lly NtWf Blytb*viU« Courier Blythevill* Herald Mississippi valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTBEA ST ARgAKSAB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOCm Congressmen Get Breathing Spell After Long Grind Both Houses Adjourn Until January With „ Much Work Pending ™' By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (/P) — With a 75-day breather ahead, members of Congress went home today to listen to the voters' ideas about how to run th* country. Behind they left, along with their accomplishments, an Imposing array of issues settled only temporarily—or not at all—in a 289-day session of the Democratic-controlled Congress. But it had been a busy, If sometimes an acrimonious, session, and the lawmakers greeted adjournmenl Joyfully on both sides of Capitol Hill. There was some horseplay; there were a few notes of criticism. And there was a congratulator message . from President Truman to send the legislators on their way. The President noted in letters to House Speaker Rayburn and Vice President Barkley, " the Senate's presiding officer, ttiat It had been a long, hard session. Then he added: "I am confident that the American people will agree that the results have been well worth while.' In the House chamber, three girls who work for congressional committees serenaded the representatives with "The Eyes of Texas" and "Down by the Old Mill Stream." In the Senate, Senator Donnel! (R-Mo) slyly poked fun at Barklcj for his reported romance with Mrs Carleton S. Hadley, St. Louis wld- ,mav. Barkley responded in kind. ™< At Donneil's Invitation to visit Missouri during the recess, Barklej grinned broadly. Maybe, he said as the Senate chuckled, but "no 1 in my capacity as vice president.' The lawmakers face a heary •ehedule when they return In January. Awaiting them will be Mich ' warmed-oTer- International problems as that eJ extending the European recovery 'and foreign arms assistance programs, as wen as such recurring domestic issues as rent central, exieiufea ef the low rent housing program and repeal of the Taft-Hartley act But some of these may have to yield the sjwtl sW- to ,marc c troverslal measure* *™ v * Among those certain to be resubmitted by Mr Truman are proposals for compulsory .health insurance and enactment ot err! rights legislation ' <r| He *OAO might ask for an extension ot the mllltan dr»lt, whfcl has not operated for sever* months in addition to a test of the Brannau Farm ^subsidy payment! plan. ^Unless he reverses the political field, Mr. Truman's state of the union message to the next session will include about everything hi> ^.has asked for in the past and has- m>-t got. •••..-. 'TVMany Biff Bills Carried O»er Also likely to be emphasized by the President will be plans'for expansion of the atomic bomb making project to meet the threat of Russian possession of the instructive weapon. Congress left ten major bills hanging fire when it closed up See CONGRESS on Page 11 Urges Truman Settlement of Lo bar Issues WASHINGTON, Oct. 20., ,.., President Truman suggested today that labor and management get to- jjMthcr nnd settle the coal and steel l^rikcj in the Interest of themselves and the country. The president told a news conference he had no present plans for seizure of either industries and he still hopes that mediation will be successful. The sooner cmplojers nnd em- ployes come to a conclusion and go back to work, he said, the better it will lie tor the country and them- Tiie twin strikes by Philip Murray's CIO Steel Workers and John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers have iriled about a million men for al- rr.cst three weeks. Mr. Truman was asked whnt he would do if mediation efforts by Conciliation Director Cyrus Chlng fail to bring 'about a settlement. He replied he would cross that bridge when he comes to It Coal negotiations between Lewis' miners, and the soft coal operators still are under way in West Virginia Chlng is meeting today with rcpre- ^nfatives of u. s. Steel'Corporation Wi New York. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with scattered showers tonight Prid?y mostly cloudy with scat- lered showers. Cooler Friday and ni ht C ' rCme northKe5i ' Portion to- ih'^^T 1 r °"" st: Showers and h^l , 1 r 1 ls Iocll " y moderate to rTi?, i°£ lght and ^ty- n <> important change in temperature. Minimum this mnrnlnjt—53 Maximum yesterday—87 Sunset today^5:i» .Sunrise' tomorroiv—«-n Precipitation 34 hours 'H » mJB today—nont. Nfean temperature tmMa.j be- Uecn high mid low)— lo s Nonud Baaa Mr CM.-*, BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 20, MoPac Strike Settlement Hits New Snag ST. LOtns, Oct. 30. (AP)—Negotiators have hit another «na« to th«tr attempts to end the Missouri Pacific B«Uroa<t ttrlke, dimming hopes that trains would be running before the week: is out. The new point of dispute centers around n claim* on which no basis of settlement has been reached. Union sources said these claim* involve "10 or 12 major issues." .The four striking brotherhoods thought they had a solution for disposal of these claim* yesterday, but the railroad rejected their proposition. Another meeting was arranged for today. Neither side would disclose nature of the unions' plan for settling the six-week-old strike. Union claims against the railroad originally numbered 282,, but these were whittled down in direct negotiations. EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTS Jurors Convict Slayer of Two Death Sentence Recommended for Negro at Osceola Matthew Ezell, 37-year-old- Turrell Negro, yesterday was convicted or the murders of a young Negro girl and a Negro woman and the circuit court Jury that heard the trial in Osceola recommended death by electrocution. .Judge Zal B. Harrison'.: or Bly- thevllle ,i s scheduled to "pass sentence on Ezell next week and set an execution date. '.: • The Osceola District -of Mississippi County circuit Court was recessed for five days late yesterday after the jury in' the Ezell case returned. , The court will reconvene Tuesday. After hearing eight witnesses the Ezell case went to the jury at * 30 pm The \erdict was returned an hour and a half later After the jury had been out one hour and Jive minutes, It returned to the courtroom HoX ask judge Har rison for instructions on consideration* of Insanity The trial began f~ "in „ m i v«-t t' '?, „ was convicted of 'thing» of Eamestine Hnmsf, s, on April 25 and Bernlce Brown 40 the preceding month rhe' Harris girl wu found strangled in a\hog pasture behind the Mississippi River 'levee near Osceola The Brown woman who also was strangled, was found dead at ber home March 5 Insanity Detenu Offend The v defense had been bait around a plea of insamtj Attorneys Mitchell Moore; "and Ralph Wilson were appointed by the court to defend Ezell. Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow of Blythcville arid Deputy Prosecutor Myron Naming of Osceola represented the state. The state had qualified the Jury for the death sentence. Witnesses yesterday included Coroner E. M. Holt of Blythevllle; Jimmie Woods of Jacksonville community, who found the girl's body Dr. P. W.,TurrentIne, who examined Ezell in Osceola; Dr. Oscar Kozberg. acting superintendent of the State Hospital in Little Rock where Ezell was examined and declared sane; Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon of Osceola, the investigating: officer; Tal Tongate, of Osceola; Ezell's mother, and China Flowers, mother of the dead girl. Scheduled for trial when court reconvenes .Tuesday are three Chicago men accused of robbing the wilmuoth Grocery at Etowah of $2,585 in June. They are Harry Smith, Martin Lane and Jack Berg. who are charged with burglary and grand larceny nnd possession of burglar tools. Planter Stresses Need to Develop Market for __ NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 20. (AP) — Southern cotton producers are looking to New Orleaas Southern Research .Laboratory to find new uses for cotton, a director of the Farm Credit Administration said today. Rufus Branch of Mississippi County, Ark., said unless more uses are found for cotton and its byproducts, the government will have to order reductions in acreage In the next few years. "Our production this year of 15,000,000 bales was about 4,000,000 more than were needed for home and foreign consumption," he said in an Interview here. The New Orleans laboratory, which has been operating since 1941. ts one of the leading research units In the country. Branch, a big cotton planter him- seli, said a balance between supply and demand in cotton would also encourage retention of price supports at 50 per cent of parity. "So long as minimum wages are fixed for labor in gins and oil mills and manufacturing plants of farm machinery, it's only fair that the rovernment place a corresponding level of support on what the farmer produces," he pointed out. Commenting on mechanization of of cotton farming, the farming-director said it had thus far filled to replace "the man with the hoe,' Branch Is In New Orleans for ft meeting of the W-man board of dl- wtora of th« twelve districts of the ON SCHOOL INSPECTION —Courier Newh Photo * TOUR-Part at the group from Blytl.erilie which nmrie an inspection tour Ideas Are Sought For New School Blytheville Potrons, Architects Go on Tour With C. of C. Unit By Harry A. Ilaines Courier News Staff Writer Nearly 20 persons. Including Blythevllle architects, members of local Parent-Teacher Associations and representatives of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, returned last night from an inspection tour of new high schools In the mid-south area. The tour, sponsored jointly by the P.T.A. and the Chamber of Commerce, was made In the interest of gleaning Ideas which may be incorporated In the construction of the new Blytheville high school, authorized when voters approved a $450000 bond issue list month. Members of the Blytheville School Board and school officials who were invited to make the tour were unable to be on hand Carl Heyer member of the Mem plus architectural firm of Hanker and Heyer r ,wis boil to the group After inspecting seven! high schools in t Memphis the croup divided to visit schools in Batesville .Miss.; and Bemis, Tenn. All of these touns boast new school buildings Mr Heyer sent officials of lus firm nlth the »roups which went to Bitesulle and Bonus In Memphis the entire contingent inspected Tech High School Springdale School and East' High School. Springdale and East are both new schools. Trip t,i Trumann Planned , Another group is scheduled to Inspect the new school at Trumann, Ark., today or tomorrow. Those who made the trip unanimously agreed it was a worthwhile project. Perhaps most enthused were those who Inspected the new high school building at Batesville. There, a new high school has been nearly completed. It will cost in the neighborhood of $400,000, or roughly the same size building planned for Blytheville. Among those things which tlie group noted were economy measures ihcorporated without Impalr- »IE the safety of the building. H .was pointed out that Batesville, with an eye to a limited budget, decided to forego those features which can be installed or added later as more money becomes available. Results of the lour will hinge mainly on action by the Chamber 01 Commerce and School Board. The Education Committee of the Chamber will meet in the near future to draw- up a comprehensive report which will Include observations mnde yesterday. To Report to C. of C. Tills report win «o to the Cham- See SCHOOL TaRC 7 New York Cotton Dec. Mar. Mas- July Oct. Open . 2074 . 20ff7 . 2065 . 2927 . 2782 High Low 297(i 2973 2971 2064 2967 2959 2920 2921 2783 2775 1:30 2977 2971 29S7 2927 2780 Retired Doctor, Planter Near Yarbro, Dies Dr. E. B. Hill, 72, died 'this morn- ins at 11:15 at the Baptist Hospital In Memphis, where he had been a patient for the past week. Funeral arrangements were incomplete, but the body is being returned to Blytheville today for burial, and burial will be under'the direction of .the Cobb Funeral Home. Dr. Hill was born in Mississippi, but. practiced medicine here for many years before he retired. Since his retirement he has been a planter in the Number Nine Community. His wife died about three years ago. Among his survivors 'are two daughters. Mrs..William Wyatt ol Number Nine and Mrs. Harold Davis of Kattiesburg, Miss. Mrs. Wyatt and Mrs.- Davis had been with their father in Memphis for almost the entire'time'he had been in the hospital. They were scheduled to return to Blytheville this afternoon. Luxora Trucker's Foot Mangled in Form Accident LUXORA, Oct. 20—Joe : Gentry Luxora trucker and farmer, is In Walls Hospital today .Buffering from a bndly mangled foot : received at 10 o'clock this morning in an accident at his farm two-and one- half miles northeast of Luxora Mr. Gentry fell from a.combine while harvesting soybeans at his farm nnd the combine passed over his foot. He was given emergency first aid treatment at Dr> D. H. Blodgcll's .clinic and was then transferred to the hospital in Blytheville. • Details of the accident were not learned Immediately. , Committee Gets Assurance in MililaryWrangle General Collins Tells Investigators Army's Plans Misrepresented WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (/P) — Gen. J. lawton Collins assured Congress today that the Army Is not plotting to deny the famed Marine Corps Its "right to fight." Collins, army chief of staff, said some of our Mnrlne friends have misrepresented the Army's i»slUon. "We have no slightest purpose to Impose the Army's sister service.' will u|Km a Loy B. Eich Dies In Kansas Cify Former Blytheville Man-Succumbs Following Operation Loy B. Eich, 51, formerly of Blytheville, died early today at a Kansas City. - MO., - hospital after having undergone a major operation there about a week ago. Mr. Elc'h, who for seven years wns partner-owner of the Loy Elch's Chevrolet Co., left here in February, 1948, to make his home In Tucson, ArlK., hut about six months ago moved to Kansas City, where he has been sales manager for Sullivan Chevrolet Company. Mr Eich came to Blythevile Feb I 7 ,,, 1941 ' aftcr ne and William Sullivan, both of Kansas City, purchased the Chevrolet agency from Tom A.'Little. j His wife, Mrs. Ruth-Eich; two daughters, Mrs. Qene Fellows of Memphis, Tenn., ' and Miss Oail Eich or Kansas City; and 'a son, Loy AlJen;Eich; also of Knnsns Oily survive*,'him?;' . ";.. .•',•. .. . Mr-'Eich' sold his Interest hi the Loy Eich Chevrolet Co., to Mr Sullivan last year when he moved to Tucson. -:•,': Before coming to Blythcville In 1941, Mr. Eich served for many years as general manager of Sullivan Chrevolet Co., In Kansas City. He was named president of the Loy Eich Chrevolet Co., when "articles of Incorporation' for It were filed in 1841. Funeral arrangements nre incomplete. \ Frank Nelson, also formerly of Kansas City, succeeded Mr. Eich as head of the Blythevlllc agency last year, when the' name of the 1 firm was changed to Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co. Collins testified before the House Aimed Services Committee. The committee is setting now the counter arguments ngainst Navy and Marine complaints that present defense policies are lopsided—that they overemphasize the Air and strategic bombing while cutting down on the Navy nnd Marines Collins was replying to testimony that the House group got on Monday from Qen. Clifton B. Gates commandant of Marines. Calcs had complained that apparently there was an intention among some high military pollci planners to reduce his fightiiiK corps to n."police force." Collins Follows llnidley Collins picked up whore Gen Omai- N. Bradley, chairman of the policy-making Joint chiefs of staf lefl off yesterday In replying t o Navy-Mai inc charges. Bradley used bitter language „> times. Ho hit at "fancy dans" W 1 10 won't give their all for the team And he spoke of "open rebellion' nnd declared the public airing of grievances among the amed cervices Two Gunmen Rob Woman Cafe Operator Masked Bandits Obtain $1,800 In Daring Robbery in Joiner Two masked gunmen last night hold up and robbed i 52-year-old woman cafe manager at Leon's Place in Joiner and escaped with $1,800 in savings she was carrying in her purse plus 'an undetermined amount of currency from the Truman Keeping' Mum On Army-Navy Battle WASHINGTON, Oct. 20— (VJ— President Truman barred questions on the national defense controversy it his news conference today. At the opening of his weekly meeting with reporters, he said he wanted to make It clear that he did not Intend lo answer .-any questions at this time about the row among the armed services. New York Stocks Quotations: 1:30 p.m. A T & T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N V central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum . Studebakcr Standard of N J . Texas Corp J C Pennev H4 3-4 72 28 29 53 160 37 3-8 63 1-4 52 3-4 10'3-8 26 7-8 21 1-2 21 1-4 12 7-8 17 24 1-4 72 63 52 7-» Salesman Dies Of Heart Attack In Tourist Cabin Robert Erskin Colemnn, 47, food salesman, was found dead late yesterday in a cabin at the Dixie Courts in O.sceola. Coroner E. M. Holt of Blythevlllc investigated the death and said today that no Inquest would be held, since the man had apparently died of a heart attck about midnight Tuesday. He said the man had probably been dead more than 20 hours when he was found. The salesman, who had traveled this territory for several jcars, had registered at the court about 10:30 Tuesday night. The court manager, after not seeing the man ull day and noting that he had not moved his car, decided to check. When he found the screen was locked he summoned the night marshal, who Removed the screen and found Mr. Coleman. Mr. Holt was summoned. The body of the salesman, who lives at M South Tucker Street In Memphis, was returned to the National Funeral Home this morning. His wife told Investigators that he had suffered a heart condition lor several years. har lo na- lias done "Infinite lioiiiil security. Taking a nlore soo i nnig approach Connlns said he wanted to dlspe y^M-N^"™ 3 ' h pr °-<" r rrom 0 ^\"uth'." Sa ' d ' "' 5 fUrtI " Tvlees ° Sfll<i h ° tn1nk ?.'">« various But he resented it a bit because bis good friend" General Calcs has said the Marines are "the na- 1011 s only emergency force 'in read iness." ™ - •liny troops m Europe, .the Fa' Fiisl and some right here-at horm | he the ' : He saiil, loo,,that It Is "an erroneous Impression" ,'n,.,t Army Bcncral staff i s i oil usurp (he rmiHiuns of Ihc MarlmJ .Corps in the field at amphibious operations." • Bradley relumed a polnt-by- point answer to Navy charges yesterday, speaking with an air of cold nger. A sober committee listened Ir complete silence. H was one of the strongest public statements ever issued by the mild- mannered general. He refcred scornfully to "self appointed" martyrs, and he called for some retraction" of Navy Insinuations and nllegaltons against joint chiefs of staff. And, biting off his words grimly he called on the Armed Services U stop bickering and get on with the Job at hand—"a very big and very important Job." In summing up his 51-pago statement.' he left no doubt whore he stood: "This Is no time for fancy dans who won't hit the line with all the- have on every play, unless they cai call the signals Each player on till* team—whether he shine* in th spotlight of the Iwckfleld or eats dirt in the line—must be an all- American. Critics Harm Nallonul ncfrn.sc "I believe lhat the public hearings of the grievances of a few oificers who will not accept the decisions of the authorities established by law, and charges as lo our poor state of prcpaedness. have done Infinite harm to our national defcasc, our position of leadership In world nf- falrs, the position of our national policy, and the confidence of the people In their government." Discussing the Navy's claim for a bigger share of air power, Ilradley said- that In the present world situation "traditional lines of security arc no longer sacred." The United states, he emphasized. w bul one potential enemy—Soviet Russia. Long-range strategic Sec UKFENSK J'aEC 1 casli register. Jh-a. O. E. Lee, the cafe manager, gakl the $1,800 represented her savings of the past three months which she had not had time lo deposit in a hank heeause her son and Leon -hamberlain, from whom she leases the cafe, have both been Chest Workers To File Reports New Farm. Law Continues High Level Support Production Confrols Provided for Basic Crops in Agriculture Bill Pushed Through Congr, By Ovid A. Martin WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (AP) — Congressional passage of new farm legislation cleared the way today lor a 1950 agricultural program embracing (I) high level price supports an( i (2) production controls for basic crops. But for some products not subject to government controls, a reduction in price guarantees appeared likely. Approval by President Truman of the new legislation, permitting continuance indefinitely of price supports at or near wartime levels, was taxen for granted. The bill finally whipped through Congress yesterday, on the last day of the sasion. The vote In the house »'»* 175 to 34 and in the Senate it was 4 to 7. Just before passage there was criticism of tin measure M unfair to consumers. Senator Ivcs (R-NY), one of the losing seven In the Senate YOU, said there was not a member who regards the hill as fair to buth consumers ami farmers. Rep, Fulton (R-Pa), from PIKsbnrgh. ivg- gcstcit that perhaps Sant.a CUBS had a part in drafting the"hill. Senator Hlckenloopcr <R-Iow») argued on othe other side that farmers have never demanded extensive economic support and would not get It under the new program. Rep. Cooey in-NO called it "» bill to give America a stable economy." Senator Aiken (R-Vt) said the bill would encourage farmers to shirt from basic crops, of whlcH th* country now his • surplu*. to dairy- Ing, livestock and i "balanced »g- rlctulture." Even without Ur, TniautVl de- nature to make the new bill law, the Agriculture Department would have had authority to support the basic crops—wheat, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice and peanuts—at 90 per cent of parity next cyar. Such action would be permitted under the so-called Alken farm law passed by the 16W Congress, if a new bill had not teen pa-ued. But some commodities which the government now is Supporting at 90 per cent of parity may not fare as well In 1»50. included are eggs, flaxsecd, and soybeans. In fact, the department already has announced that flaxseed will drey to 60 per cent next year. TWO r, •uhw ProvJdfd Th* depurtmenr, hw indicated supporting producu »t M per cent tbtt tt will toUow a ruk of •ess on Final Day of parity—the maximum allowed— only when there is no surplus, or when It has authority to invoke controls lo keep down surpluses. parity formulas will be in the plc- Unclcr the new bill two sepaiatc turc for the next four year*, both pegged to the concept of paiity as a fair price for the farmer's products In relation to the cost of things he has to buy. One of the formulas Is the present one. The "other Is a Senate revision, which takes into account the farmer's hired labor costs. The measure Instructs the Agriculture Department, In figuring parity for the basic crops,for the next four years, to use the one more advantageous to the farmer, in 1954 the Senate's revised version would take effect akm«. Goal additional $815 has bee,h pledged 'to the advanced gifts phase of the Blythevllle Community Chest' Urlve, to bring total collections for the first division of the campaign to $15,396.50, or more than 53 per cent of the $28, 6a Deputy Sheriff Herman Odom snld this morning that both men escaped in a gray Plymouth. Only currency .was taken from .he cash register. Mrs. Lee said she did not know how much was n the register but that It represented the day's receipts. The hold-up occurred between « and 9'o'clock last night, she said. The men, each carrying a pistol, entered by the rear door Mrs. Lee said bblh wore hindker- ! A chiefs over their faces. Only a young boy was In the cafe when the gunmen entered. Mrs. Lcc said she heard a noise in the rear of the cafe an'd found the men when she Investigated It. One, she said, crabbed lier by the arm and (he ofher held his KUn on her. The bandits did not hurt her, she said, but "I was scared to death." The cafe Is located on Gin Street, Just off the main ' thoroughfare. Mrs. Lee said the sidewalk outside the cafe v,rts crowded with passersby while she »as being robbed The young boy In the cafe witnessed the hold-up, she said. When the pair left, Mrs Lee sent the boy. whom she could not Identify, after officers. One of the gunmen, she said was wearing blue pants, .a white shirt and. a brown hat. .The other Wore blue overalls and a blue shirt, Mrs. Lee said. , The bandits could nat.lu\ye 4 bcer> persons who knew she via carrying the 11 too'In "her purse, Mrs. Lee said? for she had not even told her'son about"the-money., Mrs, 'Lee said she has worked at Leon's Place, lor the. past 10 years but has been managing for. only the past year. The general solicitation teams were scheduled to make their firs reports todny. Dr. James 0. Guard director of tills part of the campaign, said that no reports were expected be/ore late afternoon, bii that several of the volunteer work crs had Indicated that the solid tatlon was going good. The general 'solicitation work work started Tuesday aftcr th workers were given Information kltj at a klckoff dinner Monday night It Crash Victim Sent to Clinic In Memphis Mrs. Haskcll Oraham o[ 120 Park Street was Iransfered from the Bly- thevllle Hospital to Campbell'^ Clinic this morning suffering from severe Injury to her right arm yesterday In an automobile accident at the intersection of Hcarn and Madison streets. Attendants at Blythevllle Hfspl- tal said this morning that Mrs. The team with Ihe'^esTraito'o P m jT w . ns , s " f , ferln e [™<" * "bad- amount collected with amount re- S,, brokcn rightln ™ bul her """- qiiMlcrt after the contributors had dl " on WaS re P° rte<1 "f , falr - ' been rated, will be awarded Red I,', Mr5 ' Gah»i« was Injured when Feather Oscars. " )e cnr '" which she was riding and which was driven by her husband, overtuned and skidded approximately 2o feet after being struck by a pickup truck driven by J. D. Tate at the intersection. Mrs. Oaham's arm WM pinned under the car "Oscars" were presented to six team-members, headed by Fillcy B Jones, for their solicitation record In the Advanced Oifts. E. A. Porter who headed the advance gifts drive also received nn "Oscar" for having reached the $14,000 goal set up f or that group. John Caudlll, chairman of the campaign, said that the general solicitation would not be continued after November 1. but that the cam- pnign would be closed after a clean up drive, by R. A. Nelson. Low Enforcement Officers in 11 Counties Organize The Northeast Arkansas Peace Officers Association was organized at a meeting of 75 peace officers m>m 11 comities, last night In Joncsboro. The constitution and by-laws are being drawn up and will be presented to the group at the next meeting when officers will be selected for the new association. Among those named to draw up the constitution and by-laws was State policeman BUI Kent of Blythevllle. others attending from Blythe- vllle Included: Municipal Judge Oraham Sudbury. Deputy Sheriff Holland Alkcn, City Policeman Herman Lane, State Patrolmen Tom Smalley and Fred McKlnlcy. E. J. pollz. special agent in charge o f PBt In Arkansas, and Herman Lindsey, director of the Arkansas State Police were principal speakers at the organization meeting; last night. Displays of available firearms and technical equipment and Informal discussion were featured at the nuctlng, "Texas City Disaster," a- film, was also shown. Counties represented Included Cl*y, Cralghead, CrRtenden, Greene, Cross,, Lawrence Mississippi Ran- oolph, Jackson, St. Francis and Potnsett. which skidded completely across Hearn Street. City Officer Fred Hodge who assisted with the investigation, said that the Graham car was struck about the left rear finder by the, Talc truck us it crossed the intersection. The car overturned and skidded approximately 25 feet. Mr. Grfiham and Mr. Tate escaped injury. Blythcville School Board To Add Two To Membership Max B. Reid, president of the Blythevlllc School Board, Indicated today 'that the two new members would be named this afternoon at a five oclock meeting of the board In his office. The expansion of the board was granted Tuesday, when the county Board of Education granted the petition asking that additional members, to represent the rural areas, be added. The board will ba Increased from six to eight members by this action. After the two members are appointed by the present school board, they will serve until Ihe next general school election, in the fall ol 1950. 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