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VOL. XLVI—NO. 41 Picnic to Launch Final Activities *For BH5 Grads 126 Seniors Will Receive Diplomas At Haley May 26 A junior-senior picnic at-Walker Park Friday afternoon will launch graduation activities for 126 seniors of Blytheville High School's 1050 class, Ihe largest on record In Ihe school's history. The 126 will receive diplomas In exercise at Haley Field May 26. the day classes- are to be dismissed In all ol the schools in the Blytheville School system. A. w. Ford, assistant commfs aipner of education for Arkansas, will present Ihe commencement address and Max B. Reid, president of the Blytheville School Board will award diplomas. Commencement exercises will follow the May 21 baccalaureate sermon to lie presented at 6-.10 n m at Haley Field by Ihe Rev B 'c' Brown, pastor ol the First Baptist Church. On May 23 the outstanding members of the class are to be recogniz- edat ihe annual senior class night. The valedictorian and salutator- isn are lo be announced at that time along with those to receive *ix other medals or awards. IB, Outstanding among the awards ^rill be the presentation of a $200 scholarship to Arkansas state Colleg at Jonesboro. The scholarship is sponsored jointly by the-college »nd Russell Phillips of Blytheville. This scholarship, to be given for the first time this year, is to be awarded on a basis of scholarship, leadership and an activities point •ystem set up by the college. Other awards to be presented will be in fields of history, science and mathematics, presented by the school; the good citizenship award presented by the Daughters of the American -Revolution; the vocal music- award presented bv Mrs George M. Lee, B nrt the" public apeaker'a award presented by Oscar Fehdler. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Norrls present the valedictory and salutatory awards. Kxanij First Senior activities from May 15-19 •re to be curtailed by final examinations. Examinations for other •fluents will be given May 17-24. 'Ctordiiig to \\. u. Tommey, higu .'Af 11001 Principal, and W. B. Nlch- IJSlson. superintendent of Blytheville ^Schools. •V* graduation dance, staged at • lh« high school'gymnasium, sponsored by the student Council officers and the Parent-Teachers As- •oclaflon, mil tje the final school event for the 126 graduates. Included in the graduating class Rt« 73 girls and 53 boys. They are Betty* Arney, Roberta Ashby, Mary Margaret Auten, Rena Batlcy, La- Vn ar. Ball, Patty Bartholomew Palsy Chltwood, Dorothy cox. Mary Sue Crafton, Nancy Damon, Vir- Blnia Easley, Mary Jo Eaton, Jacqueline Estes, Berna Dean Pondron, Aleda Freeman, and Edna Ruth Freeman. Freddie Mae Garner. Mary Glasscock, Mary Jane Golorth, Bonnie Jean Goodrich. Betty Ann Graves, Margery jjale, Juanita Hall. Rubs- Jo* Hall, Nancy Hamilton, Betty Harbor, Fronla Hatley. Patsy Ruth Hayncs, Maxlne Hipp, Betty Sue. Hodge, Mary Sue Hooper. Evelyn Jo Hudson, Gertrude Jeffries Bettye Jolly, Betty Jo Jon es and Shirley King. . Jerry jo Lewis, Carolyn Lintzcn- jch, Betty Sue Lovelace. Helen Martin, Kathryn Martin, Irene McCook Betty McGregor, Grace McKni"ht. Janet Nelson, Kathryn Painter. Rose Emma Parrish. Vivian Patter- j|«m, Kitty plunkctt. Patsy Pope fPMary Ruth Porter. Betty prcsncll and Alice Priest. Margery Ramsey. Dorothy Rice rommie Lorainc Robertson, Ann Robinson, Nancy Shivlcy. Maurice Skelton, Bonita Slankard. Lorctta Stalhnss, Louise Sullivan. Vivian! Martha Wallace, Dorothy I Mo. Bonlla Williamson. Mar BLYTHEYaLE^COURIER Blytherlll. Courier Blyihevill* Dally Hew* Mississippi valley Leader BlythevllH Herald BLYT1IBVILLE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 10, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES SQUARE DANCK-Preseuled by studen.s of Budbury School, they're" daT/undlr way to he above Picture was staged at Haley Field here last night a, part of the program for the .mull Mu 5 lo Eeslnal. which leatured the combined voice, of 1/250 student., of the Public 'School Music Department. Added Parking M eters Ca P acif Y Crowd Approved by Council Sees Music Fe 'e Parking meter Installation along -tht north ,lde of Ash Street ad- ' ' 25 ° Sfudent Vo '«« jacent to the Glencoe Hotel building was approved by the City Council last night on the motion of Alderman Louis Q. Nash at the Council's monthly meeting in City Hall. .. *• y *-<«i*uti j u|f|njnjii|£ the motion on grounds that the installation of parking meters off Main +Street was unnecessary. Annexation of 40 acres to the city .. mson. ar- gie Wmdham, Louise Younger ofa Mae Alford. Marcia Lou McGregor. . AH J"n'"" IS ' Carmcn arid Billy jo Smith. Armstrong. . The boys include; Larry Ashley. Hunter Ashmorc. Carl Bean. Alan Berry. Jimmy Dale Kerry. Tony Birmingham, Gilbert Bisher. Bob Bladgett. Colrnan Boron-sky Donald Sec SCHOOLS on Page G Arkansas forcrasl: Mostly cloudy and not much change In lempera- lures. A f c w thundershowers in •Berth portion ^hls afternoon, to- nip'it and Thursday. Mi-SMiurt forc- r, A s t: Occasional showers north and thundcr- s h o w c r s south Portion tonight TMll\r>~KK-~ and Thursday SHOVVKItS with heavy rain south. Conlimir-d cool, except somewhat warmer extreme southwest tonight. Low tonight 55-65 south; high Thursday 85-12 south. Minimum this morning -68. Maximum yesterday—ss Sunset today—6:51. Sunrise tomorrow—5:01. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today—noiie. Total since Jan. 1—2891. Mean temperature (midway tivrcii high anri |ow_7s tor M>y— 7J.J. bc- A BIRTHDAY'BLOWOUT — President Harry Truman blows out candles on one of the birthday cakes presented to him as he celebrated his 66th birthday anniversary Monday aboard his special train as it moved west across Iowa. CAP Wirenhoto) ' ;.•... Poetz Named To Head Oil Dealers Again G. O. Poelz of Rlytheville was re-elected chairman for the Mississippi County Oil Dealers' Associa- .1011 at a convention meeting at ihe Hotel Noble last night, when :he local oil men voted unanimously lo oppose any further Increase thc Arkansas gasoline tax of six and one-half cents a gallon. The organization unanimously approved the resolution calling upon all candidates for public office to make positions known in re- ;ard to increase of gasoline tax. Other resolutions called for Con- jicss lo repeal the federal gaso- mc lax of one and one-half cents » gallon and the lubricating tax of six cenl.s. The meeting »-ns addressed by William F. Scarborough of Little Rock, secretary of the oil Dealers' Association, who urged that all oil dealers express views to legislators with reference lo the "orgy ol extravagance and waste now being perpc.tratcd by various units of government in this county." He further stated that the saturation point had been reached with reference lo taxes and the responsibility of seeing there arc no further increases rests with thc people. K. Bently, Jr.. district manager of thc Gulf Refining Company at Jonesboro, spoke on the state association. Jimmie Edwards, state representative from Mississippi County, and Charles BraiHIey, special eprcsent- ativc of the association's Southern Division at Montgomery. Ala., were special guests. T. W Jcfferles of Blytheville was elected vice-chairman and s E Tune of Blytheville. secretary oi the association. Mr. poel-z was elected to serve his .evcnth year as chairman. ler^S- 1 ^^^^ -=. t^"ideiirof thT^ ler submission of a petition by Marcus Evrard, BlytJieville attorney ,m behalf of Mr. and Mrs. jimmy Stevenson and asking that two 20-acrc tracts be legally joined to the city .Boundaries exte Tenth street north to Highland and run 660 feet west from the citj limits on Camp Moullric Drive Residences are lo be built in thai, area. F. Johns was denied a permit to construct a 20 by 30 foot drive-in ice cream custard stand at the southeast corner of Division and Walnut Streets after a lengthy debate i n which about 12 persons appeared in opposition to Ihe proposed building, contending that it would decrease their properly values and .cause a disturbance undesir- "*'.''£• a residential tdlslrict. Injunction Soujrhl Frank C. Douglas today filed in Chancery Court a suit to enjoin the city of Blytheville from interfering with F. Johns in the use ol the disputed property. The complaint also asks that the lot -again be declared business property, as was done in a previous appeal tiled by Mrs. Nola A. Lewis. Hearing for the Injunction Is set tor May 22. The permit was denied by a vote of seven to nothing with Alderman Sanders abstaining in the belief lhat the malter already was out ol the hands of the City Council. Tliis was brought about by testimony of Attorney Prank C.'Douglas, representing Mr. Johns, showing that the property had been the subject of similar litigation since about 1920. The disputed plot has been used intermittently for business purposes since tnat time. Mr. Douglas brought out the fact tnat an appeal, a Chancery Court degree, was written by Chancellor Francis Cherry in December. 1049. had held that the property was wnnin a business and not a re.si- n?". tl ^. d ! s ',™. 1 «•"«' «>c previous a permit wen City Council had denied perm to operate a business on that plot of ground. The decree stated that the council had acted arbitrarily and - was not in gom) — ""*•*<B "' g.uu« i;iHi) vvfion it refused lo grant thc permit. hays Action Not Justified "n this basis, Atlorncy Douglas maintained that the council would mil • lustirlc rt f n denying the pcr- i S'Vt (Utorn cy Percy A. Wright told the council that he believed thc premc Court would uphold any -tsicn tht Council might make In Sec COUNCIL on l\i B fl 6 York Stocks Closing Quotations- T&T. ,„ Amcr Tobacco .'. ....... 70 Anaconda Copper .... 323-1 " e . th , StccI ........... .'..--' 36 3-4 Chrysler 69 , , Gen Electric ..'.'.'".'. ...... 4!l 7 . ' Gen Motors Montgomery .Ward N V Central Inl Harvester Midohal Distillers Republic steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard ol N J Texas Corp J C Penney s steel . ;; Scars -8 82 .1-4 58 5-8 13 3-4 28 3-8 22 3-8 32 19 7-8 18 1-8 33 I-S 12 1-R 72 1-2 5ft 32 44 3-8 Farm Gas Tax Refund Is Made Mississippi County farmers today began getting the largest portion of the fiscal year's final refund of taxes paid on gas used for agricultural purposes. The county's share of the »19591.66 that the stale began refunding today was »2,236i7 the largest amount lo be paid out In any one county. Revenue Commi.sioncr Dean Morley said thl» wu tht (isul it- fund for the current liscal year °' Mate lax on agricultural gasoline. The next payment will be made after July 1. So far this year »67,20e.20 has been refunded lo farmers. Refund of four of Hie six cents 5 tax on every gallon of gas rmer ptirchasM for agrlcul- i;il work was authorized by thc MS legislature ,250 Student Voices Featured in Annual Festival in Stadium the, 1.250 students participating in the annual Music Festival tilled every available seat at Haley Stadium last night, and late comers ere given standing room only The festival, featuring the combined voices of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students from 10 units ol the Blytheville School system, wns presented by the Public School Music Department, and was the largest assembly of voices to be presented here during the six years of the festival's history. Soon after a director's whistle gave the "all quiet" signal, Mrs. J. Wilson Henry, director ol the Junior and Senior High School Glee Clubs mounted the director's stand and conducted thc ensemble ot 1,250 voices in "Holy. Holy, Holy," while Mrs. Halph Berryman accompanied the group at the piano. 'Form Huge Horseshoe Scaled In a huge horseshoe, on' graduated risers, students from Central, Clear Lake, Junior High, Lone Oak. Lange, Number Nine, Promised Land. Senior High, Snd- bury. and Yarbro. participated vocally and swung their feet In time with Ihe music during the entire performance. The girls were dressed •'n white blouses and dark skirts :hile the boys were In white shirts and dark trousers. Mrs. Jess Horner accompanied tile Junior High Glee Club in its individual series, Mrs. Murray Smart was accompanist for the Junior and Senior High School prescntalions, and Mr;;. Berryman. director of the public school music in elementary grades, provided the rest of the piano accompaniment. Special features of the program included a square (lance, presented by Sudbury students, in which Jimmy Luni, a comedy character, and James Riclinrdson, caller lor the sets, added more than a little hilarity. Richard Hayncs was the guitarist for thc dance, participated , In by 16 other students. The Blytheville High School Band, under the direction of Robert Llps'comb. was included In the ensemble numbers and presented "Copa Cabana" and "Embraccable You" for concert numlier. 1 :. Presents Cotton Sonj Donald Webb from Langc School look over the leadership for the elementary school ensemble's presentation of thc Mississippi County Song. "Cotton In My Sack." written by Lois Lcnski in connection with her book about this county. The finale, one of the outstanding numbers of Ihe festival, was "Hawaii." It featured Bob Hunley as Hawaiian Guitar soloist. The festival included unit presentations from the fourth, filth and Mx.Ui grades. Junior High alee Club, and the Senior High Glee Miss Winnie Virgil Turner directed Ihe festival, along with the three instructors of public school music. Residents of DeQueen Approve City-Owned Natural Gas System DcQUEEN. Ark.. May 10 W>— DeQueen voters authorized a city- owned natural gas system yestcr- <Iay In an election that Just missed oemg unanimous. The city-owned system was tav- orcd by 057 voters. One Individualist voted against the proposal Result of the referendum will permit the city to Issue 1675000 In revenue bonds for construction ol a Iransmtsslon line and dislrlbu- tion system. The Louisiana-Nevada Trai Company win be the source supply. nslt if Henderson Attends Mayors' Convention Mayor and Mrs. Doyle Henderson today attended the Memphis Cotton Carnival Mayors' luncheon held at the Frotel Pcabody. ^ About 120 mayors of MidSoiilh owns and cittfa attended is guests I of honor. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Strike of Rail Firemen Starts; Hope of Quick Settlement Dies Four Key Systems Hit In Third Man' Dispute men few CHICAGO, May 10. (AP)—A strike of railroad fir»crippled the nation's rail network today and within a hours mediators abandoned hope of quick settlement. Francis A, O'Neill, chairman of Ihe National (Railway) Mediation Railroader*' Walkout Unlikely to Interrupt Ttuman't Train Tour CHICAGO, May 10. (/!>)—President Truman's 'cross country train trip apparently will not be interrupted by the railroad firemen's strike which began today. David B. Robertson, president of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Enginemen, said recently that "special instructions" had been Issued to union members to sec to it that the presidential train Is moved "safely mid expediliolisly." The presidential train was in Idaho today. 'Hie president will return eastward for a Chicago speech set for May 15. Atomic Strength Seen in New Act Truman Claims U.S. Science Foundation To Keep Nation Ahead ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN, May 10. (ft— President Truman acted today to bolster the nation's atomic strength RS held out the grim prospect that the cold war with Russia will continue "for a long, long time." He disclosed in a speech at Pocatello, Idaho, , the signing of the National - Science Foundation Act. He sain It will keep the United Slates ahead in scientific developments and help It "exert A more vital force for peace." 14 Talks Scheduler! The critical International situation was uppermost In the President's expressed thoughts as he began, at 6 a.m. (Mountain Time) the first of 14 talks on a swing through Idaho and Oregon. "The first atomic explosion In history took place in the desert of New Mexico in July, 1945." he said In a speech prepared for hi s train- side audience at pocatcllo. "I decided at that time that I would do my utmost to see that this new discovery was used in a way which would make the world a better place to live In. "Nothing that has happened since 1945 has slmkcn my resolve to see lhat great force is used for peace." To Increase Knowledge In a separate statement, Mr. Truman said the act, creating an independent agency to promote scientific research, wil' add lo the supply of knowledge; which is "Indispensable to our continued growth, prosperity, and security." "The lact that the world has not found post-war security in no way lessens Ihe need for thc national science foundation," he emphasized. "On the contrary. It underscores Ibis need," The pocalcl'o speech followed a solemn foreign policy address last night at Laramle. Wyo.. in which he promised ultimate victory for thc free nalions in their struggle a- galnst the "new and terrible tyranny" of Russia. A Long Project "This is a long-time project," Ihe President asscrled. "I know that the American p< lc arc impatient. But In this instance, we must be more than patient. "The conflict that exists In world affairs will be with ti s for a long, long time. "There Is no quick way. no easy way, to end it." Joard said "we've given up." He added lhat a re|x>rt on the deadlock will be submitted lo Wash- inglon. Tile board had tried In continuous sessions slnie 9 p.m. cST last night to reach some agreement. Asked what the next step would Ire. O'Neill replied "I can't say until we make our report to Washington." He added: "We have been unable lo get anywhere. For the last three or lour days we have been working on a package' deal with Ihe brotherhood He declined lo .say what the "package" contained. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Englncincn. one of the five big operating unions, struck against four key systems in the nation's rail network at 6 a.m. local itandnrd time today. Want Second Fireman' Their walkout was lo enforce demands for hiring a second fireman on multiple diescl unit locomotives The railroads, whose contention had been upheld by presidential fact finding boards, maintained this constituted 'made work" and that as the second fireman would be unnceded on a diesel which has no fire lo tend. The brotherhood Insisted the man should be nfldcd as R safety measure, union leaders said their men were being disciplined continually for leaving the locomotive cab to tend engines In .another unit of the locomotive. They claimed this meant, the carriers expected one fireman lo be in . t wo place., , t once. Before O'Neill mentioned the package" deal, rtoob Allle, secretary of the Michigan association of railroads, said he was Informed all demands of the brotherhood had been settled except one for assignment of a fireman lo switchers or less than 90,000 pounds. L No New Session Slater! O'Neill said no further sessions were scheduled and added- "If ether side wants lo resume talks they can notify me." The New York Central, one of the struck lines, uses a fireman on such engines now. The Pennsylvania does not. other lines whose operations are crippled by the walkout are thc Southern Railway scrying the south, and Ihe Santa Fe. a vrlncipal carrier between Chicago and the pacific Coast At least one olhcr railroad was drawn Into thc crippling action Indirectly. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway announced some canccla- tlon of service because union members refused to „„, c A o trains on tracks sliared with struck lines i ickets representing 180.000 firemen on strike appeared at key poiiits. '. Use Creeping Technique The firemen's brotherhood used creeping Icchnitiue In pulling their strike Inlo clfcct. It started S a.m. In local standard lime zones, the cast feeling H first An hour later firemen In thc central me belt wcn t oul . all , , t those in the mnuntnln zone At 6 a.m. Pacific tlmc-or'o am in Ihe eastern zone—thc walkout was extended over its foul course the nation's first major railroad strike since May, IOIG —Courier News 1'holo Sid McMath (right) chaU _.. wilh?, °\T*° K VIS1TS COUNTV-aov. la, ^f"; Ha " ° f DC " t0 "° Wl " 8 h ' 5 ak ta«l night Governor MoMalh spoke earlier at * wans meeting in Del .at which the Rev .Mr. Hal, presided. He also spoke in Blythevlll* yesterday at a Lions Club meeting. Klwanls meeting in Arkansas- Progress Cited by McMath d called for" acceptance ol more responsibility on stTtl »nrf ^1™ munity levels to stem the trend toward federaliLon Governor ..McMiith unMt. . [tr 5 >' tct _ : ?'.. ' ' liie Blylhcylllc Lions ciub ist. a meeting at Hold Noble hcre'iand then moved on to Dell for his next two. talks. . v " At a dinner-meeting, he addressed Ihe Dell Kiwanls Olub and visiting Kiwanians /rom Blythevllle, Lcachvlllc and Manila, Later he spoke at n public meeting at the CAP Group Will Receive Link Trainer Blylhcvlllc's CAP .squadron was to receive a link trainer today for the use of Its personnel, Maj. II. w. Nichols, squadron commanding officer, announced today. Installation of thc "ground plane" is to begin sometime next week. Major Nichols also announced that the Blytheville Squadron would meet tomorrow night at air base Hangar Four ol complete detailed matters of organization. Among olhcr things, signature cards must be tilled out before the pilots can get credit for flying time. Major Nichols said. Thc group also is lo tlcvidc upon sllc for a pistol and rlllc range. Col. Oscar Mellon, Arkansas wing commander, of Joncslxiro. and Lt. Col. Elton Pattcson, Northeast Ar- Thr- lirtV,T~V T"',, kansas Group commander, have rli cloal ' f ', e "" B Wlt fol ' r I» S 'P""«' i meeting to supply Ihe rlnclpal cnrr | frs ,„,„„„„,.,„„„..., I s()l|!Ulron w|th M ^ mMonJ ^l^ c Uttlc Rock organization until more definite material can be obtained. - carriers ••........,,, 1 ,..,n,f j, did not strand, the traveling public. Trains or, runs at the time of the strike's zero hour continued on to their terminals. Soybeans May July Nov Jan High Low Close 310 309?; 310!i-!l 314 W IOS',7 310-OD-y, 222!-l 21g->! 218K-19 223',i 220',! 220'.i New York Cotton Open Hi;jh Low Close • v 'ay 3233 3230 3234 3250 July 3252 3280 3248 3280 °cl 3121 3145 3120 3145 D CC 3101 3132 3107 3132 Mar 3113 3138 3113 3138 Trapped More Than 24 Hours, New York Man Still Pinned 20 Feet Underground By CttttTff. fTdrnplI ^nn/,lrn.l «*..l iv-- ... .... By Georjfe Cornell NEW YORK, May 10. </TV-Dom- Inlck Atleo was almost unconscious from pain and exhaustion today as rescue workers tolled to rescue him from thc bottom of a 20-foot well shad. A physician, Dr. Harold Berson, was lowered Into the shaft at 8:30 *m. and administered more stimulant* lo Atteo, who had been burled up to his waist for nearly 24 hours. One leg was pinioned by a vjiildcr. The physician said the 49-year old well-digger was In a "scml- stuperlous" slnle. Attco's pulse was weak and hk breathing shallow, the doctor said. A few minutes before Alteo had cried, "I can't feel any morel Where's my belt? Where's my belt?" At 7 a.m. a Roman Catholic priest sprinkled holy water Into the well which Mica had been digging In a Brooklyn garage. Rescue workers had din? a sec- thift down to hli levrt uid out the dirl wall between thc two shafts lo about eight feel above his head. Atteo's comely wife. Maria, 32. collated about 4 a.m. after an all- nlRht vlgn at the mouth of thc shaft. But by 6 a.m. she was back »l the shaft month, her tear-stained }*£« laut - h« lips moving sound- Father of Sli Nearby a son by a first wife. John. 26, sat with his face cradled In his anus In elespsir. Atteo. lather ol six children, suffered burns ol the hands and face * hcn , a . "KMed cigarette passed down u> him exploded i r0 m the el- 1 n S £L° Xy8en plped tato thc !etld well bottom. , v , Hec , h * d ««lved the last riles ol the Roman Catholic Church. A physician who had gone down hrce times to aid him called'ihe trapped man's endurance "amazing." The rescue task began almost Immediately alter the accident. WWIe .wealing emergency crews used everything irom a power crane to hand trowels to speed thc work Atteo's young and tearful wife knelt by the gaping hole and called down: "Hang on, Dom. . . You'll be all rfght. ..." The trapped man called back, "I m tired. ... I'm awful tired." Alteo. a contractor, started to dig the well last week !n an elfort to tap water for washing cars at the garage. City water cannot bo used for that purpose during New York Citys water shortage. CinarcUe Exploded The fire flared up when one ol Atteos sons lowered a elgaret to him. It virtually exploded In Ihe rich oxygen that was being pumped into the shaft to stimulate the victim, Alteo suffered sevcre'burns of the hands, «rm and head. 1>1J.'High.School,-. ,.. "'T . Ihe content and tenor ol all thre* ta ks was essentially the same. Hts talk at the Dell nigh School wa« more Informal, however, and he added strie remarks lo students in r rcsponsiblltics H s citizens. Notes Slate's Improved Credit A guest at Ihe Dell Kiwnnls Club ecting W a 3 N G H H elm of Carnthrs- p'csWc^Truni^TlsrrseS! •vcrc three of Mbslsslppl county", delegation to the state legislature^ ben. J. Lee Bearder, of Lcachvllle, «cp. L. H. Autry of Burdens and Rep. E. c. Flccman of Manila In noting Arkansas' progress thi governor told the Ki W anian 5 thai he slates Improved credit ratlno In the money market of the easl was shown by the sale or lh , second $7,000.000 road bond Issu. recently at an interest rate of 21 Per cent. This saved the ataii S300.000 in Interest, he said. Th« first issue was sold tor 23 nci cent and the M t approving he entire $28.000,000 had set a maximum of 3.2 ;jcr cent, lie said. In his talks, the governor quoted economist Roger Babson as saying'•One day, Arkansas, the South and Southwest will become both the Industrial and agrlcuKural center of the United States." Responsibility CKcrl Arkansas has made more progrcu than any other state during the past two years, governor McMath said, and for that reason, plus the tremendous potentiality of Its undeveloped resources, the state niusl assume an important rcsponsibilltj In the nation's economy. In stressing the progress of the slate. Oov. McMath also stated that Arkansas now has: 1) More employment than at anj time in its history, including war time. 2) More income per person. 3) A higher standard of llvtnj Sec MCJIATII on Page s Litfle Rock Slum Clearance Voted LITTLE ROCK. May 10. M>(— Little Hock voters approved a proposed $15.000.000 slum clearance and public housing program al a special election here yesterday. The vole was 5,032 for Ihe program a:id 4,028 against It. Under the program the Little Hock Housing Authority, with fed- :ral aid. would construct 1,000 hoiiF- Ing units for low income famlllei —150 of thc units for Negroes th« remainder for whites. The program also includes carry- Ing out of plans for parks and recreational development for Neeroei here. A $359.000 bond Issue was approved previously lor the park development, but thc funds were held up to be used in the overall program. N. 0. Cotton Open High Low Closa May . ...... 3203 3222 3203 3220 J »'y 3240 3262 32V8 3262 °c l 3120 3UO 3113 3138 Dec. . 31C6 312S 3106 3125 Mar. . ..... 3117 3119 am 3119

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