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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 180 Blytheville Dally Newi Blytuevill« Courier -THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader J3LYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1949 TWELVE PAGES Johnson Says Defense Policy To Hold Despite Navy Critics $1437 Boosts Chest's Campaign to $16,287 Secretary Throws 'Wholehearted ' Support' Behind Unification Program WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (AP)—Secretary Louis Johnson declared today he is running the Defense Department iathe interests of the American people and world peace. said he intends to hew to the line despite "straw men" and "false rumors" which he attributed to the Navy. Johnson was the climax witness before the House Aimed Service Committee which has lieard Navy charges that present defense policies are wrong and are hurting national security. Johnson snid all he is trying to do Is see that the money at the taxpayers is put into the most modern and efficient defense equipment so that they get a hundred cents worth of defense for every dollar spent. And,, throwing his "wholehearted support" behind unification of the armed forces, the secretary said there Is "an essential and honorable role" for each of them to fulfill under present startcgy plans. Marshall Says Money Is Cause Before Johnson went on the witness stand Gen. George C. Mar- shall told the committee that money is "the root of the present trouble in the armed forces." Marshall, wartime army chief of staff, said all commanders want more than they can be given and somebody has to find "a more economical way of doing things that have to be done." Johnson said that In addition to money there are other factors. His view was that: "Tradition, opposing Interest, and fear of loss of Identity have all played a part in the turmoil on the subject of uui/loatlon, and In the operation' of the unified military establishment since you first established it in 1847. The present controversy, In my opinion is a continued adheranee to the above-mentoned considerations." The secretary said the committee might be surprised to hear it, in view of testimony from the Navy ut the fact is that the nolioy- nakiug Joint chiefs of staff have unanimously agreed on an emer- ency war plan, Involving the maximum utilization of Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force." And, he said, these war plans bear only the slightest resemblance o the erroneous picture that was minted by some of your witnesses." Some of the testimony he said, i'as' tragic. "A straw man was built for you," he secretary went on, "by those who would have you believe we expect to w in a war by push but- on tactics and atomic blitz." Some of the Navy witnesses have contended that defense strategy Is :eared to the thought, that the Air Force B-36 bomber, dcs- gned to carry the A-bomb, can win a war with a "blitz." Johnson said he knows no competent military man who believes we could win a quick and eas; victory. President's, Tax Boost Talk Greeted by Plans To Slash U. S. Spending WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. ; W)—Capitol Hill fired back at President Truman's talk of a tax Increase today with counter proposals to slash Government spending instead. 1 Another popular suggestion o n how to make the government's ends meet was: By _ tax adjustments and other incendves, encourage a billowing Industrial and business economy with sights set on a $300,000,000,000 national Income. That, it is figured, Tfould yield Adequate revenue — yithout hikes In tax rates—to support federal, state and local governments. National income now is at the rate of about, »217,000,000,000. House Republican Leader Martin, r of * Massachusetts, issued a state- in"nr *»yin«L,the President, grants t^ ore tares to 'put "his Socialist «ohemes over,- on. the American people." *", * The American economy," he declared, ' is so shaky now that an Increase in the tax burden might Pasdy t lead to a depression with millions out of jobs" Mr. Truman 'disclosed his 1850 tax objective . at .his news.- conference yesterday, despite (A) that Congress h»s ignored his call lasf January for a »4,000,000,000 . tax increase; and (B) 1950 is election ^ear All House members and one- ^fiird of the Senate will be out v-sking votes then from taxpayers- Want! to Know Him Mr. Truman told the newsmen that It anybody could tell him any way without tax Increases, to meet a n estimated 55,000,000,000 federal deficit in the current fiscal year, then he'd like to be told. Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee came up Immediately with his counter proposal: 'I think the way to meet our deficit is: 1. To reduce spending, and 2. readjust our taxes so as to encourage greater production and inspire greater activity in all lines." The New Vork stock Market dipped on the news of Mr. Truman's tax comments. Chairman Doughton (D-NC) of f e Tax-framing House committee i Ways and Means already had announced his group expects to tackle a tax revision bill next year. "Tax increases," he said, "should be considered only after all reasonable efforts have been made to bring expenditures Into line with revenues under present tax rates." Senator Byrd (D-Va) commented that "the President has the cart before the horse—he should call for drastic reduction of expenditures and avoid 'any increase of taxes If there's any way to do It-" Mr. Truman blamed the deficit on the Republican-controlled 80th Congress which he said passed a rich man's tax reduction bill. Former Near Luxora Loses Foot in Accident LUXORA, Oct 21—The condition of Joe D. Gentry, Luxora trucker, . farmer and mail carrier, was listed mis "fair" this morning following the Amputation of his right leg between the ankle and knee at a BIythevllle hospital yesterday. Mr. Gentry's leg was injured In an accident while combining soybeans at his farm two and one-half miles north of here yesterday morning. Mr. Gentry was riding on the platform of the combine when the accident happened. Gears of the combine which separate the beans from the stalk became .clogged with weeds and Mr. Gentry, according to reports, attempted to free the gears with his foot. His foot became entangled In the gears o! the moving machine. Following the accident Mr Oen>Tf was gr.cn .emergency first aid treatment by Dr. D H. Blodgclt of Luxort;»and was rushed to Walls H<*pi(*J jn * Johnson Asked Aide to Resign Defense Chief Says Ex-Navy Secretary Opposed Unification Faint Hope Seen For Steel Peace Federal Mediators, U. S. Steel Conduct Private Conference NEW YORK, Oct. 21. f/P)—Gov eminent mediators^ and TJ.S. Stee Corporation - representatives wen into a jmvate huddle today with aialnt hope tfiey may rome up wttif a basis for settling the costly natf- ioriaU steel strike. Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus S Ching denied any basis for optimism, tut he said .last night the situation "is not hopeless" A spokesman for tJ.S Steel said only "we're answering Mr Chlng's questions and explaining our position." The location of the conference was as closely guarded as the nature of the discussions It was understood that the mediators are worklhff on a new formula to break trie deadlock between labor and management on the issue of pensions and Insurance financed solely by the companies. Ching-, his principal aides and officials of the company have met here since Wednesday for talks at an unrevealed location. The company—America's largest steel producer—U expected to set Industry's pace In any settlement of the three-week strike by 500,000 members of the CIO United Steelworkers. Report Unconfirmed WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (JP)—The White House refused today to affirm or deny reports that President Truman said there Is "no sense" to the steel and coal strikes. Mr. Truman purportedly made the statement In an off-the-record talk to a group of 200 Industrialists at a hotel here last night. • SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Over 90,000, social security cards have ; now _been Issued. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (/I") — Secretary of Defense Louis John son said today -he asked for the re signation of John 'L. Sullivan f- Secretary of the Navy because Sull! van did not believe In armed service unification. Sullivan resigned last March 2 with a tlast charging Johnson wit halting construction of a propose Navy super aircraft carrier withou even consulting Sullivan. Johnson gave his account of Sul Ivan's leaving to the House Armi, Services Committee. He did so afte Rep. short (R-Mo) had remarke that-Johnson's story of the carrii cancellation varied from Sullivan 1 Johnson was before the committee testifying on bickering in the armed services. , "I have kept my mouth shut about Mr. Sullivan's resignation. And Mr. Chairman, neither you nor any one else' has' ever heard me ."say any unkind word about him. : "Mr. Sullivan was not for unification and would not support unification. "He submitted his letter of resignation to the Resident on March 25, or a day or' two before I was sworn in, (as secretary of defense) because I told him there was no room on my team on the civilian •:ide of the defense establishment for any .person who is not enthusiastically, for unification;" £ , — Truman Gets CaruthersYille Span Measure Legislation giving the official stamp of approval to the Tennessee-Missouri Bridge Commission now needs only the signature of Missourian Harry S. Truman. Bills calling for approval of the project to connect Pemiscot County, Missouri, and Dyer County, Tennessee, with a bridge spanning the Mississippi River were introduced in both Congressional houses Aug. Final passage in the House was obtained last Friday. The Senate okayed the bill on Tuesday. Representative Paul Jones of Kennett, Mo., authored both bills and Introduced the House measure. He was assisted by N. W. Helm of Caruthersville, who is president of the Tennessee - Missouri Bridge Commission. The President's signature will mean the Commission can begin laying groundwork for Initial steps In construction of the bridge. A total of $1/437.50 was added to he niylheville Community Chest's anipagln yesterday by the first e|X>i is from the general solicitation vorkers. Dr. J. C. Guard, chairman for hat division, said that only 26 of he workers had made reports, and hut more than 100 workers had >een working as solicitors. This division of the drive will ontinue through October, in an effort, to collect $28,650 to support service agencies Included in the lied Feather services. H. A. Porter, chairman of the advance gifts drive said that totals rom that drive now totaled $14.850, with several of the cards still out. The grand total for the campaign . S16,2B7.5u, John Caudill, general •hfilrinan, said today. He said that Employees Division has been set up, and that plans for the' klckoff of that solicitation on Tuesday Is icing planned. He said that an Individual group of workers would be selected for that part of the drive. t. J. Bailey is directing that part of the campaign. Additional reports from the genu- al solicitation groups are expected today. Principal items in the.budget for 1350 activities Include $12,100 for the BIythevllle Y, $3,500 for the program for control of Infantile Paralysis, $3,000 each for the Boy Scouts and the Blytheville library, $1,400 for cancer control efforts, $1,000 for the Goodfeltows Christmas activities, $900 for the Gin Scouts and a similar amount for general welfare activities. Goal PUSHING TOWAKD GOAL— Blytheville's Community Chest workers today had marched four- sevenths of the way to the goal for the 1049 campaign, a check of the workers revealed toduy. The drive now Is in the general solicitation phase after the Advance Gifts committee had raised more than half of the $28,650 needed for next year. Final Statements Delay Sentencing of 11 Reds '50 Model U.S. Senator to Cost $50,905-With All Accessories By Don Whitelieid WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. «V-The 1950-model United States Senator Is going to cost the American taxpayer $50,905 a year—and up. That's the package cost in salaries and expenses for a single Senator and his office staff. The bill for all 96 of them will run around 55,000,000 a year. The cost per Senator went up about $3,000 a year this week when Congress voted the money to permit Senators to Increase the pay of their office help or add another Corker to their staff. One mldwestern senator put the blame on the taxpayer for the high Senatorial costs. He didn't want his name used. "I'm snowed under with mall," Senator X said. "We get about 1.000 letters a day In my office. That means that five or six stenographers and clerks do nothing but handle the mall. I never see most of It. I can't. Because If I tried to answer each letter personally— I'd be doing nothing but dictation all day; A Senator's pay is $12,500 a year. Its generally agreed the salary Is modest enough. A top-rank ambassador, receives »25,000 a year plus expeni** But the Senatorial salary Is only the down payment. The real cost is In the'fine print. Take the case of Sena tor'Xc In addlton'to his salary, he gets another $2,500, a year for expenses. This expense money Is tax free. He accounting of how need make'-no he spend* lt.v The Senator comes from a stale with a population of less than 3,000,000.;That means he can draw $35,400 a iyeaf for his office help Each Senator is entitled lo at least six office, workers, an «8,-IOfl-year- adminlstrative assistant, and an ad- ditlonaL W,7»-a-year aide. In addition to salary, expense money, free' office rent, and office help. Senator X gets $105 worth of free stamps each year. This is outside his' free mall privilege. He alM'gets MOO a year for stationery. He. can have 250 minutes of long distance telephone calls for free—or. 50; calls. And he receives a Paymont-'of 20 cents a mile for travel pay^iit each session of Con- gress-rthejamount based on the distance from .Washington lo his home town „"•A Svnator from a 3,000.000-0,000,000 stjp/^te gels $38,900 a jear for hh' dfnce expenses: the 5,000 000-10,000,*» size gels 842,420; and the 10,i»),pOO New Vork size slate ~ NEW YORK, Oct. 21. (fl'h-Last-minute courtroom statements b: 11 top-ranking U.S. Communist leaders delayed their sentencing today on criminal conspiracy charges. While sympathizers marched In a chanting picket line outside the federal court house,. Federal Judge Harold H. Medina gave each defendant nnd each lawyer'the opportunity to make a statement. Eugene Dennis, general' secretary of the Communist Party, 1 , and Benjamin J. Davis, 'Jr., Negrp\ cOrde- rendant,Jmade..J,he; statements on behalf of'ali'tHe others. . , .- ;: : They dtnounced the trial as frame-up "and declared ttiat 'the Communist Party will survive. ... The]i'.-U.S. Attorney John P. X. McGohey, the prosecutor, read a summary of the career of-.:each defendant preparatory to recommending sentences. A 10-man police detail, alerted for possible disturbances, ringed the Foley Square, courthouse, closed all doors, except the mtdn entrances, and carefully scrutinized every person entering the building. .:• Marching in orderly fashion and carrying no placards, the pickets chanted: "We shall not be moved." One man walked up and down in front of the courthouse singing: "Free the Communist leaders. Fight for peace." Defendants Grim Most of the men about to be sentenced were grim and unsmiling as they pilcd'out of the closed van that brought them from the Federal House. of Detention, where they have been confined since their conviction a week ago. Ten of them were handcuffed in pairs and the eleventh, Carl Winter, U. S. REDS SENTENCED Operators Walk Out on Coal Contract Talks; Blame Lewis' For Impoverishing Employes >tr ike-Caused Shortage Df Steel Brings Early Christmas Shopping Tip WASHINGTON, Oct. ,21. (n't— People figuring on xlvlnff small electrical appliances as Christmas «lfls—toasters, waffle Irons, coffee milkers, etc,—may lie wise lo shop early this year. The ailvlce conies from Commerce Department siicrlullst* wlio kre|i close touch with trade movements. Tliii.y reported today Hint dealer slocks already are low und the steel strike—If It keeps on much longer—will seriously cut Ihr. usual flow of last minute replacements. Tliese officials also expect scarcities In such oilier electrical appliances wltli n high-gift sales rating us food mixers, sandwich Brills, healer pails and electrically heated blankets. was manacled to another federal prisoner. Inside the white marble building, Chief VS. Marshal James E. Mulcahy ordered a thorough search of Federal Judge Harold R. Medina's courtroom "as a precautionary measure" before the sentencing. NEW YORK, Oct. 21— (/P>— Tell top-ranking American Communist loaders toany were sentenced to prison for five years each for criminal conspiracy to teach overthrow of the TJ; S. government by force An. eleventh was ^sentenced '.. to, •%,'nree years. ". ' •" '~ Federal Judge Harold R. Medina mposed the 1 sentences and fined each defendant,.$10,000—the maximum—In addition. . Those sentenced to five years were: Eugene Dennis, 44, general secretary of the Communist Party. John B. Williamson, 4fl, labor secretary. Jacob Stachel, 49, educational director. Oils Hall, 39. Ohio state chairman. John Gates, 36, editor of the Dally Worker. Henry Winston, 35, organizational secretary. Carl Winter, 43, Michigan state chairman. Benjamin J. Davis. Jr., 48, New York City councilman. Gilbert areen, 43, Illinois Chair- nan. Irving potash. 46, member of the National Committee. Winston and Davis are Negroes. Robert Thompson, 34, New York' state chairman, was sentenced to three years and a JlO.OOO fine. Judge Medina took into consideration Thompson's war record. National Cotton Picking Champion Gets Challenge To Pick in California BRAGG CITY, Mo., Oct. 21. — John Edd Anderson, 20, "1949 world champion cotton picker," has been Invited to compete against California's best pickers Nov. 6 at Huron, Cal. William Moore, chairman of the Huron Cotton Festival, wired Anderson the. challenge. Anderson says he Is considering the challenge. Welcomes Competition Jack Rawlings. general chairman of the 1949 National Cotton Pick- Ing Contest, which Is sponsored here annually by the BIythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce, this afternoon said that he "appreciates the Interest of the Calltornlans In our contest and expressed confidence that the new national champion will be able to perform In their fields in the same grand style shown here in order to win against all comers." New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec. . , 2918 2979 2975 2r>7g Mar. 2974 2974 2969 J May 2958 2970 2968 S9«6 July 2927 2928 2922 t»22 O:t. 2777 2778 2772 2772 N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec 2373 2975 2S72 2*73 Mar 2967 2968 2965 2M6 May 2964 2964 29*1 Z9«l July . 2917 2917 ?»17 281 Oct S77I S771 2764 ZZ Trachoma Clinics Reaching Many Missco Children and Western Owners Rap UMW Chief's 'Mad Race for Power' WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Vs., Oct. 21. (AP) — Northern nnd Western coal operator* today walked out on :ontrnct tnlks with the United Mine Worker*. The operators Issued a statement*aylng: "In his mad race for power, John i. l<ewLs Is impoverishing our em- iloycs and Is willing lo destroy the he coal industry—therefore wo ore envlng this conference. "When the union leaders show .omc dlsnosUtbn to consider our em- sloycs and tho industry, on which At trachoma clinics yesterday 143 persons were registered for examinations by Dr. K. W. Cosgrovc, op- thalmologlst with the State Health Department. The clinics opened In BIythevllle at 8 a.m. and after a morning clinic here were moved to Burdette School where 371 students were examined. During the examinations 383 negative trachoma reports were made, three new cases discovered along with one suspect, and 1.6 other diseases of the eye discovered. One iredcctomy was given yesterday afternoon at Walls Hospital by Dr. Cosgrove. of Little Rock. The clinic opened this morning at Luxora. Six Enter Pleas In Circuit Court October Term to Open Here November 1; Jurors Are Called Plea day for (he Chtcknsawba District of the Mississippi county Circuit Court was held today be fore Judge Zal 33. Harrison will six defendants entering picas o guilty, It was announced by H. G Partlow, prosecuting attorney, am Harvey Morris, circuit clerk. The October term of court wll be convened Tuesday, November I with- both grand nnd petit Juror to report to Judge Harrison Hi 9:3 a.m. on that tiny. Earlier it ha( been Indicated Hint court would be convened on Monday, October 31 but the change in dnlcs was an nounccd today by Judge Harrison Mr. Pnrtlow said that several fcl ony cases are on Ihc docket for trial during (he Oolobcr^lcrm. oils'Hnil, Negro;; who Is-chargod • with the murder on September 2 of Bertha Hopper, Negro woman, entered R tyea of not guilty when arraigned this morning. Several other defendants entered pleas of not guilty and their cases will be scheduled for trlnl. Pleas of guilty were entered by the following defendants: nay Mc- Wllllams, child abandonment; Kenneth Hyars, burglary; Robert Hul- scy, grand larceny; Gregorln Perez Vasrwcz. grand larceny; A. C. Clay, grand larceny; and James H. Snider, forgery and uttering. Special I'roscculor Named At the suggestion of Mr. r'artlow, the court appointed Bruce Ivy of Osceola us special prosecutor to handle the case lor the stnlc In which Dr. D. L. ISoyd Is charged with having performed an illegal operation. Dr. Boyd entered a pica of not guilty when arraigned last April. The list of prospective grand jurors Included: Leroy Carter, J. Lee Beardcn, Riley B. Jones, R. J. McKlnnon, M. p. nrownlce, Sr., Enrl Magers, J. C. Ellis, Louis Welnberg, II. Noble Gill, Raleigh Sylvester, Byron Morse. R. L. Banister, Aubrey Conway, E. M. RegerioM, W. J. Pollard. Charles Hose. Alternate grand Jurors — J. M. Steveas, Sr., C. Murray Smart, Fielder Perry, ROM Stevens, G. D. Hammock, Of R. Penn, N. C. Patter- ion, William H. Wyatt and Chester Caldwell. Petit jurors — Charles E. Abbott, M. T. Gurley, D. S. Hay. Byron E. M. ivy, C. B. Kcttinger, Eddie Sal- Lba, Monroe Grain, Frank Grig/.by, Moore, Jack BIship, fYank Ellis, B. Bob Lec'Smlth, Robert L Pierce, V. S. Johnson, o. T. Welch, James E. Rose, Walter E. Taylor. P. L. McHaney,.K, c. Flfiemanj N O. May, Jack Tipton, Joe W. Walters, Stanley Pradcnberg and Wesson Lewis. Alternate petit Jurors-— VI. M. Williams, Don A. Blotlgett, Jimmle Edwards, G. O- Hubbard. Jr., Eugene P. Still, William R. Lawshe, Dolbert Hooker, J. L. Sl'mart, J. W. Patterson, Earl Brownlcc, Perry G. Ballard and Cecil Metcalf. 2MembersAdded To School Board VR nil dej>ewl, we will meet wltli hem again, at a mutually saslsfac- ory place and time." The opcrtors sat in tody's nego- latlng session for about 45 minutes. Then they left the roonvanti George Ixjve, their siwkcsrnan handed rc- xntcrs the typewritten statement. They had no other comment. The utilon men charged quickly :hat the operators had pulled out u order bo bring about govcrn- nent Intervention in the five-week old mine strike. Hits Kefuwl to Bargain UMW Vice ,- President Thomas Kennedy, heading the union team In the absence of Lewis, said: "I(- was quite evident yesterday they were expecting word to come to Washington. Falling to be called, they walked out like a lot of school boys who had lost their marbles." Kennedy said the operators had refused to negotiate on anything thab would Increase the cost of mining coal. "If their theory were carried out in general' practice," he declared, "there would never, be any collectlvo bargaining In the'United States.' Kennedy suggested the general counsel of the NIJIB In Washington might want to file charges ngainst the operators refusal to bargain In good fnith. Tho union several times has turned down .an offer t6 renew the old contract which expired June 30. "This Ls our best and final offer," Love said today. Under the circumstances, remaining here'longer will only make the operators a party to fooling thekmlners and'-the public." Levee District Plans Election On November 7 Plans for an election November for the selection of directors for the St. Francis' Ijevec District, which Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with scattered thundershowcrs this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Cooler In the northwest portion tonight. Missouri foreCMl: cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle to- right and Saturday except showers and thunderstorms southeast and extreme east tonight. Colder tonight and In east and south portions Saturday. Minimum this momlng—65. Maximum yesterday—79. Sunset today—5:18. Sunrise tomorrow—<; 13. Precipitation J4 hours to 7 aJ today—.«. Total since Jan. 1—48,09. Mean temperature (midway be .iween high and low—72. v , Normal mean fot Oct—65. This D*to l*rt \>»r ,' Minimum (hli rn6tnlng—44 Maximum yesterday—74 precipltaUon j«i. l to this dale Blytfievillo Directors Select C. C. Langsron And Clarence Moore C. C. Langslon and Clarence Moore yesterday were elected to membership on. the Blythevllls School Board to give representation on tho board to the areas recently annexed, It was Announced today >y W. B. Nicholson, superintendent I schools. • , * The action was taken at a special meeting held in the office of Max B. Reid, president of the board, and under authority of an act of the 1849 Arkansas General Assembly and the Mksksippl County Board of Education. < • Addition of the two members increases the board membership from six to eight. The two members added yesterday will be Installed nt the next meeting of the board which L? scheduled for Monday night. They will serve until the ncfet annual school election when the voters In the district' will select their successors. Both Mr. Moore and Mr. Uingston were serving as" directors In their respective districts at the time of the consolidations with the Blytheville district under a statewide school reorganization program. Both Men Experienced Directors Mr. Moore was a director in the Promised Land District, and Mr. Langston was serving In the Nurflber Nine District. Other districts which have been annexed to the Blytheville. unit within tho past 18 months include Lone Oak, Recce, Clear Lake and Flat LakoK •.•'.':•:•.•?-:-• ^. ' :\ V Mr; Nicholson said that'the mcnt- bers of tho school 1 board, had for some time been giving consideration to a plan which would permit enlargement of the board to give representation to the areas "(vhlch 1 were annexed and that the 1913.legisla- ture passed a law'permitting eight- member school bords where the district had a population of 10,000 or more. . . - : ' It was under authority of this act, and with the approval of the county board of education, that the action was taken yesterday to seJect the two new members, he said. "It gives the outlying areas representation and is in keeping with democratic- processes In the management of our emhraces several .cpuntles in East ern Arkansas, were announced yesterday by the County Election Commission. ' Names which will appear on tht Mississippi County ballot Include District 1, Lcachvllle, John Bearden; District 2, Blytheville, E. M. j schools," he added, negenold; District 3, Osceoln, Godfrey L. White; District 4, Wilson, C. J. Lowrunce, Jr.; cmd District 5, Joiner, L. P. Nicholson. Polling places will be set up in each of the districts and the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., I-croy Carter, secretary of the election board, said. Judges and clerks for the Blytheville box, which will be at the City Hifll, include: Judges — Richard Becker, Mrs. W. H. Stovall, Charles Penn, Mrs. Rupert Crafton, R. -B. Caudle and Wilson Henry. Clerks —Leon Oennlng, Mrs. L. O. Nash, Herman Carlton and H. R. Strlckler 1 . Properly owners In the district are eligible to participate In the election. State Police Officer Reassigned to Miisco Troorsr Freddie McKlnley of the Arkansas State Police, has been assigned to duty with Troopers George Irwln and Ben Kent In Mississippi County, 11 was announced yesterday. Trooper McKlnley served severa months duty In Mississippi County last spring shortly after being employed by the Arkansas State Police but was transferred to Saline County. He began his duty here yesterday and will be stationed In Blythevlllc. Buying^nvesting Habits Of Americans Surveyed lly CHARLES MOLOXlf WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (/TV-Fifty-one per cent of 50,400,000 American families own at least one automobile. One out of 17 owns two or more . Seventy-seven per cent hold life Insurance policies with premiums above $100 a year. Seventy-one per cent have bank accounts or government savings bonds, and 45 per cent own a home or a farm. But only nine per cent have an Interest In a business, and only eight per cent own corporate stock. The Federal Reserve Board so reported today on the basis of a sample survey it look early this. year. It counts only those families living together and pooling incomes for expenses. The survey also included a question to this effect: Suppose you had more money than you needed tor expenses, would you think it wiser to put it in a savings or a checking account, buy government savings bonds, Invest In real estate, or buy common stock? Only savings bonds met with overwhelmingly favorable comment" the board reported, adding that It found 92 favorable comments on savings bonds for every 41 on savings accounts, 18 on checking accounts, 14 on real estate and eight on common stock. "Safety and the rate of return"—the rite being 2.9 per cent a year on bonds held the full 10 years to maturity—were the reasons given in explanation of approvals for savings bonds! C. of C. Education Committee Plans Session Monday Blytheville Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee t) slated to meet Monday afternoon bo consider data obtained from Wednesdays tour of mid-south schools. At the meeting, the Committee ts expected k> draft a report on observations made on the tour. This report, which will Include photograph* made at several of the. schools, will be presented to the Chambers Board of Directors in its regular meeting Thursday. Meanwhile, delegates of the various Parent-Teacher Associations of the city will report to their respective organizations on the trip. The tour v,as sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the P. T. A.S to gather Ideas used In the construction of other schools in this area. It Li the aim of sponsoring organizations to call to the attention of the School Board those features which might be valuable In construction of the new Biythevillo high school. Soybeans Noy Dec Men May Open High Low 1:30 23H4 232tt 223% 223M 231S 232^4 229 22914 230% 23HI 229% 229*1 230H 230 ',i 228 228 '.k New York Stocks 1 :30 pjn. Quotations: AT&T ................ m Amer Tobacco ............ 72 Beth Steel ................ 28 3-i Chrysler .................. 53 Gen Electric .............. 371-2 Gen Motors .............. 65 3-8 Montgomery Ward ........ 52 N Y Centra! ............ 10 3-8 Int Harvester ............ 27 National 1 Distillers ........ 213-1 Republic Steel ....... ;.... 21 1-8 Radio ..................... 12 3-4 Socony Vacuum ..... ..... IS 7-8 Studebaker .... ...... ,.,.^; 24 3-4 Standard of N J .......... - 11 3-4 Texas Corp ....... ,...:;. 62 3-4 U S Steel Seai-s ..... , Southern Pacific 24 1-4 42 5-8 « 7-8

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