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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 27, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSFAPZR OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XMII—NO. G Blvthevllle Dally New* BlythevUle Courier BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley LMdir IJLYTHF.VlLi.K, ARKANSAS, WKDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 19-10 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS * U. S., FRANCE AND RUSSIA FAIL TO AGREE Wyatt Outlines Housing Plans For Committee Wants Government To Guarantee Market For Prefabricated Homes WASHINGTON, March 27. (UP> —Housing Expediter Wilson W. Wyatl today outlined plans for building 850,000 "durable, liveable, safe" pre-fabricated homes for veterans this year and nest at an "average factory price" of $4,000 apiece. The expediter testified before Senate Banking Subcommittee. The senators are considering the administration's emergency housing bill, designed to produce 2.700,0150 low-cost homes for veterans by the ^ end of 1947. Tlie 850.000 pwfnbri- ^ cat eel dwellings would be part of this total. Wyatt wants the subcommittee to write into the measure a government guarantee of a market for 15 per cent of thc prefabricated homes built this year and 50 per cent nr:xt. He said the 850.000 ready-made - houses arc needed "because it would be utterly l>cyond thc range of feasibility*" to produce enough lo\v-3ist conventional homes for former OI's this year and next. If- the government wants the houses built, Wyatt said, it ought to be willing to guarantee to ma::- nfacturers that they can sell their product. Republican Senators Robert A. Taft, O., and Homer E. Capehavt. Irid.. weren't so sure. Capchart said he'd be willing for the government to loan a manufacturer of prefabricated homes , enough money to get going, but he would object to guaranteeing him a market. He said that could result in "subsidizing Inefficiency." Taft said "we ought to give him (a manufacturer"), assistance, not set him up In business." He said there !" •:• 'shBUKi be' at' least *3 Ifn'nt'au'uii "un the total guarantee the government could make. "Wyatt's plans call for 250,000 of the ready-made homes In 1D46, and . (500.000 in 1S47. He assured the sub- f*/ committee that "the prefabricated house will not be a flimsy house.' Land and erection costs would be additional. Wyatt has asked for price ceilings on building lots to prevent speculative increases. Lots in some cities already have gone up more than 200 per cent, he saitl. Tlie U. S. Chamber of Commerce meanwhile, opposed Wyatt's rcqtics for $600,000.000 with which to subsidize production of scarce building materials. Instead of subsidies, it said, Hous ing Expediter Wilson W. Wyatt should authorize "needed" increases in the prices of scarce materials. The ch.-imbcr's board of directors presented to thc 'Senate Banking Committee a statement endorsing the housing bill approved by the House. It docs not Include the subsidy provision, which President Truman has called the "heart" of the program to build veterans 2,700.000 homes by the end of 1047. The chamber said the House-approved bill gave Wyatt "ample" au- *t* thority to meet the goals, including ^ authority to order any price increases needed to boost production of materials. It denounced subsidies as an attempt to "conceal inflation and establish, in a sense, dishonest prices." Wyalt. who was called back before thc committee to complete his arguments, felt there WHS a good chance he would get what he wanted. School Leader Mr. Kciil Gookin Guilty, Gets 2 Years; Trial Of Keiser Woman Begins Reid President Of School Board Other Officers Named; Nicholson Re-Elected School Superintendent Max B. Reid was elected presi- lent of Blythcvillc School Board at board meeting last, night at the ligh School auditorium. Mrs. H. \V. Wylie was re-elected •ice president and w. L. Homer rejected secretary. Murray Smart vill serve as assistant secretary. \V. H. Nicholson was re-elected •iuperintendent of Blythcvillc schools 'or the coming term. The : board voted to re-elect all :eachers. subject to such salary adjustments as next year's budget permits. Board members last night began a general study of thc school situation and discussed plan'-, for-n.prp- gressive constructive .school program. All members of the board, including three new members, Mr. Reid, Mr. Smart and Paul Pryor were present. Other three members are Mrs. Wylle, Mr. Homer nnd Roseo Crafton. Retiring members are C. M. Buck, J. A. f.ecch and Murcu* Evrard who were not candidates. The three new members were elected without opposition in the recent school election. Approval of Mr. Reid's election to the important position of president of the board was general throughout the district. Father of two sons now in school here and n daughter in college who was graduated from Blytheville High V. E. Gookin. fanner, was found Biillty of involuntary manslaughter by a Circuit court Jury at Osceola today which recommended a sentence of two years Imprisonment in the slaying of Henry Curtis Lard, 38, whom he accused of caus- the separation of his daughter, Mrs. Eugenia Lee, and her husband, Wilbur Lee. The jury returned th c verdict at 11:20 o'clock this morning after having been deadlocked early last night. Reporting to Judge Walter Kll- loiiBh that they could not agree On a verdict, the judge ordered the 12 men to go home overnight and report this morning at 9:30 o'clock. for renewed deliberations. This action was taken, Instead of declaring a mistrial, because of the heavy expense of thc trial, lie pointed out. Ask Instructions The jury received thc case about 4:15 p.m.. yesterday and about 20 minutes later returned to the court room and asked for instructions regarding second degree murder and manslaughter through the foreman, Joe Cromer. More than an hour later they reported the deadlock. Informally, the jurors said the deadlock was -6 when th c group recessed last night. Under HID law. a person convicted of .involuntary manslaughter may be eligible for parole upon completion of one-third of Uhe sentence. Thc 58-yenr-old father of H children will be sentenced at the conclusion of the court term, expected to be tomorrow or Friday. His attorney, Bruce Ivy, announced this mornlitg in court that he will not ask for a retrial. Family Present With Gookin, when the verdict was announced, were his wife and their younger children. He appeared dazed and tears came into thc eyes of his wife as .some of the children sobbed and others appeared not to realize what had happened. One of his nine daughters. Mrs. Eugenia- Lee,"who testified yesrer-- day for the state, continued to stand at the rear of the court room as she had done since testifying. She displayed no emotion. Gookin had been freed under Today's session of Circuit Court f\t Osccola was moving rapidly with thc trial at Mrs. Oolda Smith Bishop of Helser, 36, well underway at p.m. She is charged with murder in the slaying of her husband. Jack Bishop, Jan. 20, nl their Kelscr cnfe the climax to an iillercutlim during which he struck her while several customers looked on. At liberty under bond of $1500. following a habeas corpus hearliiK. Mi's, Bishop was expected to the stand by late afternoon. Stale llests Case With the Jury secured late yesterday. it was believed thc CUM' might reach thc jury by late toddy although the defense hud u numlx'r of witnesses lo be culled. Thc slate rested Us case at noon, except fro rebuttals. The shoot lug took pltice rm a Saturday night while Mrs. Ulshop bus- led herself at their cafe. According to bystanders, thc Bishops had ben ciuarrcling. When she passed the table where he was sealed, he knockc her down, spattering her with broken cc;us which fell from a pan she carried. Witnesses said she arose and .suit) "Sweetheart, this Is the last time you'll ever knock me down." She is then reported to have gora across the street to their rooms and to have returned with a gun. Bystanders said she Tired at her husband and missed, wounding James Hiirdy. 22, a customer. Then, they declared, she fired a second shot, striking Bishop In the stomach. He died 40 minutes later at the cafe. Thc Bishops formerly lived in Osceola and also at Lcpanto before colng to Keiser four years Mrs. Bishop's home wns West Ridp Hodge C'asc Continued Trial of Mrs. Mary Hodge, 2fl-ycar- nld mother of two young children who admitted shooting a Negro, Jiuck Booze. 40. has> been coptln- ucd for thc term by agreement df counsel. She Is Accepts Post i Iran Government Denies Signing Evacuation Pact No Secret Agreement With Russia, Firouz Announces Today Mr. I'ortcr »>' SAM SOI1K1 1'rcss Stuff Cormipimcl nl Will Leave Decision On Calling Russia's Hand Up To Council NKW YORK, Mnr. 27. (UP)— The United States. Soviet issw and !• ranee tonfcssocl to the United 1 Nations Secur- charged with murder in the slaying which took place Feb.; 5 at Osceola after the Negro rettlrrferl to the cafe following alleged Improper advances to her the 'previous day. Bruce Ivy Is attorney for all of the defendants slated for trhi! this $5000 bond in order to continue his week. farm work and it was believed he Thc state is represented by James would be allowed another day or so of freedom to make plans for his family before removed to the state prison. The shooting took place Dec. 20 on a down town street at Luxora while the - two men engaged in Livestock School, Mr. Reid long has been in- .cresled in school problems here. Widely known throughout the ,tate, he is active in thc Arkansas Bar Association and is a member i the firm of Reid, Evrard and Roy. He is a past president of Blythe- ,'illc Lions Club and long has taken \ lead in civic, affairs, frequently making public addresses before large groups. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111.. March 27. (UP) — (USDAi— Livestock: Hogs: 8.300: salable 6.000: active: fully steady market: 20 per cent of run under 160-lbs.: bulk barrows and gills S14.80: sows and most stags $14.05; heavy stags S13.75; board S9.00-12.00. Cattle: 4,800: salable 2,000: calves 1.200. all salable: liberal supply of steers: 25 loads oflcrcd with co\\j making up 25 per cent of run: trading rather slow on all classes except bulls and vcalers. with weak lo lower undcrstonc on steers and cows; a few loads of medium to Bood steers $14.15-16.00; short load cood replacement steers SM.OO: good heifers and mixed yearlings S14.5015.75: medium S12.50-14.00; common and medium beef cows S9.50-12.00: canners and cutters $7.00-9.00: beef tulls to S14.00; sausage bulls 513,00 down: choice vcalers $17.90: medium lo good $13.00-18.50: nominal range nt slaughter steers Sll.00-n.90; slaughter heifers S0.50-n.75; stock- cr and feeder steers $10.00-15.75. Cooler Marshal Seriously Hurt Auto Collides With Truck On Highway 61 Injuring A. Ashcraft Aimer Ashcraft, 40, city marshal of Cooler, Mo., and well known throughout Pemiscot County, was seriously injured last night when his car crashed into an unlimited truck parked on Highway GI. . Extent of his injuries were undetermined today, pending making of X-ray pictures but his lung is punctured, several ribs broken, lie has lacerations on thc face nnd his shoulder Injured. The crash occurred shortly after today conversation. Gookin testified that I he shot in self defense, thinking the younger man planned to shoot him and declared Lard had broken up thc home of his pretty, 32- year-old daughter. The last witness used by Ihc defense, Gookin testified that L'ard "made a play for his gun pocket" and that lie then fired three slTbts as the two men stood talking. Daughter Testifies Tlie day's testimony was highlighted by thc firm denial of Mrs. Lee that Lard had broken up her home.. She was calm as she told thc Circuit court jury lhat Lard had asked her to marry him and she had agreed. She also declared she and her husband had decided on a divorce before Lard declared his love. Speaking without visible emotion she testified that Lard asked for her hand in marriage two days before the shooting. Thc divorce suit, filed 10 days before the shooting, has not yet been settled. She sail undfr questioning that she had agreed to Rive her husband custod;, of their 12-year-old son and thai she \vj<s to have the 10-year-old daughter. . "Henry and I had no relations and he did not break up my home," she declared on thc witness stand. The jury received the case after two hours of argument. Hale, prosecuting attorney, and ils South Mississippi County dep- ily, Myron T. Nallllng. Student Musicians Play For Lions Club Music students of Sister Mary Mores of the School of the Im- naculale Conception presented Jrogram yesterday for Lions Club nembers at the regular luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. Frank Wagner, accompanied by Mary Louise Reeves, played a trumpet solo. Fred Child Jr.. presented a .itu- :lenfs piano arrangement of Chopin's "A Flat Polonaise," and Vlr- Sinia Howon of Luxora played Chopin's "C Sharp Minor." A guest was Frank Lee of St. Louis. Porter Is Named Officer In Bank To Be Vicc-Prcsidcnt Of Farmers Bank Here After Army Service Robert A. porter has been elected vice president of Farmers Hank and Trust company and already has assui]]ed his new position. He will be actively connected with the bank. Recently returned from overseas, he Is leaving the service with the ago. nln |; of major after having entered thc Army Air Forces Oct. 1, 1!>42. when commissioned n second lieutenant. Ills terminal leave ends April 14. Well known In Blytheville. Mr. Porter came hero In 1940 as local manager of Universal Credit Com- 1'any. a position he held until volunteering for service. When stationed nt Romulus Field, near Detroit 1 ,' Mich., he serve^i as Oroup Operations Officer and for the past year was Executive Officer to the Director of Operations, Payne Field. Cairo, Egypt. He also was stationed nt Casablanca prior to be- fni; returned to the states and discharged. A graduate of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, in 1931, Mr. Porter Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J P. Porter of Wlnfie!d, Ala. His wife is the former Miss Martha Ann Lynch. Luxora Plans $55,600 Sewer Deveiopment The City of l^uxnra Is plannlm; a sewer project v;hlch will lie made, possible by a loan of SH.SQ from the Federal Works Agency to make the -.survey, it has been announced by the Resources and Development Commission. The project is estimated to cost approximately S55.GOO with TEHHAN, Mnr. 21. (U.1M—'Hie Iranian Government today officially denied that any agreement has been signed by Iran and Russia regarding the withdrawal of Red Army Iroops. The official Government .spokesman, Prince Mozaffav Flroun nave an official statement to thc United Press asserting that, ho wished "strongly to deny" than the evacuation of Soviet troops hud resulted from any secret agreement between irnn and Russia. FlroiiK Bald that Premier Ahmed Ohiivnti has instructed radio Tehran to broadcast, an official announcement, to this effect. He asserted lhat no secret agreement has been reached "either in Tehran or elsewhere." Th Soviet decision lo 1 withdraw her troops from Iran, he said, wii.'i •entirely due lo Premier Giiavam's insistence" during his negotiations nyltli Gcnerillsslmo Stalin In VToscow. Flroux Issued thc following statement which he said lhat radio rehrun would broadcast In tho In- tnictions of Ghavam: "Certain agencies and radios have during thc last few doys stated that the Russian decision lo evacuate Iran IK ' as a result of an agreement recently concluded. "Circulation of this news has led to .the Interpretation that a new agreement has been signed between Russia and Iran on the question of evacuation. "For tho public Information It Is staled that thc evacuation of the Soviet troops will be as a result of negotiations by thc head of the government. Premier olm- vam; with Soviet authorities nnd his Insistence on cvacuallon." An Iranian officer who hud Just arrived In Tehran from the norlli. advised the United Pros? lhat Klurdtfth forces have occupied the towns of Eaqcjlz and Daneh In the Ijake Urmia area as hud been rumored. He said the Kurds were now attacking SunandaJ where one Iran- Ian army division is Btatlonew. They have also occupied Sardasht and are using it ns tholr advance headquarters. . .. - , — — — -...*„„ Nations Security Council today their I allure to compromise the deadlock over ran ami loft it. to the Council to decide whether to call the KiiKsmits on their threat to walk out Secretary of State Jnmca P. Byrnes, Soviet.Ambassador Ant 101 A. (H'omyko and French Ambaasado Henri Bonnet I'onieiTod for 90 minutes this —•-—<»- > «• •-•"""! in a last in a Pierre Hotef to finda. formula thnt would keep the Russians "&m arrying out the r threat to lake a temporary walk fr^mThe UNO Counc P if the Iranian case were heard. v,v,uum,ii. Officials For City Elections Are Announced Officials of lite two Municipal Sections to he held Tuesday In Mississippi County were announced •onny by tho Mississippi County Election commission. There are: Leroy Carter of Leaehvllle, chairman; Louis Apple- banm of Dlythovllto, secretary and Oliver Clark of Frenchman's Bayou. In Hlythevlllc, these aro candidates: Fmnk Whltworth, city clerk; Howard N. Moor,, and Wright, city attorney; Percy A. v . Jesse M. White, alderman of Ward One; Jodie L. NnbcrH, alderman of Ward Two; Rupert Crafton, alderman of Ward Threo. Judges at Ward One will be: Mrs. Bill Malln, Oscar Alexander ami J. ID. Hummock, with Sidney Crali{ as alternate, and dorks will be Mrs. Frank o. Douglas and Mm Earl Buckley, with Bernard Allen aa alternate. > •' ' In Ward Two, Judges will be J Louis cherry, Rodney Banister and E. ft. Ford with Lloyd Stlckmon as alternate, nnd clerks will be Mrs W. D. Chamhlln and John Caudlll with Mrs. Matt Moimghan as alternate. In Ward Three, Judges will be Melvln Halsell, Joe Whltlcv and W. L. Horncr with Hoy Ltttc nf nltcrnnt W. n. Crocker ant the PWA plans can loan approved foe prepared. so thnt N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, March 27. (UP) -Cotton closed steady. Mar. . 2702 2710 2700 2709 May . 2689 2696 2(589 2696 July . 2<W5 2709 2693 2708 Oct. . 2695 21MS 2690 2702 IJcc. . 2700 2700 2C03 2707 Hue as Mr. Ashcraft was en roule to a tractor meeting here. Conscious since thc accident, Mr. Ashcraft was thrown from his sedan, which was demolished. He was removed to Walls Hospital by W. T. Stewart and Charles Stewart of Cooler, who soon reached thc scene. Tlie Negro driver of the largo truck was employed by Anccl Webb, who lived nearby. Investigating officers said tlie truck was unlightcd and that thc driver had stopped thc machine on the highway. Mr. Ashcrnft said the truck stopped such a short distance from his car he was unable to swerve and that he crashed directly into thc rear of the parked vehicle. Lqst Rites Held Today At Joiner ".For J, W. Felts Late Bulletins ATLANTIC CITY, March 21. ( UP)—Walter P. Rcuthrr today was elcclcrt president of the United Automobile Workers Union, (CIO) defeating R. J. Thomas, who sflucM reelection, Services -were lo be held this afternoon at the Joiner Methodist Church for Joe Willis Felts, who died Tuesday morning in a Dyess hospital after several weeks Illness. The Rev. J. W. Moore, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bassctt Cemetery. Mr. Fells was 18. He was born in Osceola. and at the age of 20 went to Joiner, where he lived 56 years. He was one of the oldest citizens in Mississippi County. He spent most of his life farming. Senators Seek 30-Cent Cotton Saying Farmers Deserve 'Raise' By .IAMKS E. KOI'KIC. United Press Staff Ci[-respondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 27. (U.P.)—Southern Senators today slugged their way into a now battle for higher cotton prices. For thc first lime, llicy named their Roal—a price of 'at least" 30 cents a pound. Cotton now sells for about 27 cents, thc highest since the crash of 1920. The Southerners regarded tlie proposed increase as a pay raise" similar to those already granted sonic big unions. "Thc government has permitted other groups to practically write their own ticket and we merely desire to compensate Southern producers for thc increased costs which tho policies of our government have imposed upon them," said a joint statement by Sons. .James 0. Kastland, D., Mississippi, John U McClellan, D., Arkansas, anil Rurncl R. Maybank, D., South Carolina, and W. I.ce O'Uanicl, D., Texas. leaves his wife, Mrs. Joe Pelts; three sons, Frank He Willis Pelts. J. H. Pelts, Charlie Pelts, al of Joiner, and three daughters Mrs. Maud Brewer, Mrs. Annie Haskctt, both of Joiner, and Mrs Grace McCord of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, James E. Fell of Joiner. Chicago Ry« Tlie senators prooiifrd "everything within our power" to prevent OPA from keeping farmers' from receiving at least 30 cents per pound for the 1!MG crop. The alternative, the;- said, was abolition of the OPA. "and its vicious . anti-produccd tendencies." Another segment of tlir senate's powerful cotton bloc simultaneously completed two more days of bare-knuckle combat with thc OPA at a hearing on ceilings on cotton textiles. OPA rcpresena- tlves staunchly defended their ceilings, but the -Southerners paraded industry witnesses who said OPA prices were wrecking thc cotton weaving business in favor of Rayon. The Industry men appeared before a Senate Agriculture Subcom- May .Inly 217 218 1 /. 216M 217Y, 14f)',i 140!S 148Vi 14014 mittee headed Son. Jchn H. ftankhead, D.. Alabama, who testily rejected OPA explanations and demanded Icgislalivc action. Maybank told reporters thai higher cotton prices would mean little (o (lie consumer. "A pound of cotton makes four yards of cloth," he said, "and 30 cents inslrad of 27 rents would mean that a shirt might cost a nickel more than a pair of overalls 15 rents more—but you could buy them, because there would be production." He pDtntccl out lhat cotton sold for 40 cents a. pound alter the First World War, around 36 cents in the 1520's, and then dropped lo 6 cents during the depression. Maybank said the cotton bloc will flex its muscles first against OPA in a pending amendment to the minimum wage law now under consideration. He Is helping sponsor the amendment which would require labor costs to be considered In computing parity farm Taxpayers Group Will Be Formed Landowners To Moot At Leachvilie Friday And Complete Plans Taxpayers of Western Mississippi Coiinty have formed an organization "in an effort to receive more benefits from taxes paid by residents of Neal and Big Lake townships." it was announced today. A permanent organization will be formed in a meeting Friday nl«ht. April 5. at Lcachvllle High School, 7:30 o'clock. It was announced following a meeting of tcmiK>rary committee chairmen Monday nlghl in tho office of Lcroy Carter at Lcachville. All landowners arc Invited to become affiliated with this group it was announced, following election of W. H. Bryant of Lcachville a,« temporary chairman. "We are not getting our share of thc roads, drainage and electric lines, for which our taxes are used." said a spokesman today. He declared that the Rural Electrification Administration line had been established through that section but thai many rural residents had been unable to get hooked up: that the roads In Western Mississippi County were in deplorable condition tmd thai, more money should be spent In thc Neal and Big Lake townships for drainage. The newly formed group wilt include landowners In Western Misstsstppi County with meeting places to be alternated between Manila and Lcachviltc, it was said. Declaring lhat the organization was not to be political, a spokesman said. "Thc purpose Is to further the welfare of the Neal and T. .J. Nance ns. clerks with Bci lull as allenmtc. Polling places at Osceola will bt he Light, Plant office, Osceola jiiinbcr company and the Cour :Iouse. Judges at the light plant offlci r Ward One will by Myron T Nallllng. o. W. Knight and w. P Hale with David Travis (ilternati •viid Mis. w. E. Hunt and Mrs Mike Nallllng as clerks with Mrs J. A. OwaHnev as alternate. For Warrl Two at Osceola Linn >cr Company, judges wll be Chcste Dnnchowcr. John R. Milks an Arthur Rodgcrs with J. A. nllcrnaln with J. E. Montague "an Jon Applebaum as clerks, and Jo Rhodes as alternate, For Ward Three, at thc Cour House. Judges will be H. Howertoi Elliott Sartaln and Spencer Drive with B. p. Stanton as alternat and J. E. Simmons and Henry Pat terfion as clerks with Bob Gillesptc as alternate. Candidates for thc Osceola offices fire: Mayor, Ben F. Butler; city attorney, James O. Coston; aldermen —Ward One. D. S. I.ancy and C. D. Ay res; Ward Two, W. E. Prewctt and A. W. Young: Ward Three, Wade Quinti atid Braxton W. Bragg; clly Ircasurer, Miss Josephine Montague: recorder, C. H. Bryant; mar- shall, Wes Wilson and J. W. Thrall- kill. One of Bonnet's aides announc- d after the meeting that the spc- al subcommittee "simply did not et together." He added 'that the ircc men would-so report to the ouncll at Ita afternoon meeting nd that -they would not' ask for n exten'/on of time to make anther try. American spokesman still Insisted hat Iran be given it leiat a chance o tell the council why the Iran- an case should be -considered Un- ncdlntclyv- ; • • Oromyko stod firm on his demand hut the council defer Its conalder- itlon of Iran 'until April lo'under lie threat not to attend "any meet- «gs on that subject until that date. Bonnet failed In hi» mission to nake peace between the world's wo giants. He himself had prb- >osed the subcommittee at the end if yesterday's dramatic council esslon In an effort to avoid a 'ole which in bound to lead to nuch .bitterness on both sides. When Bonnet discovered today hat neither Byrnes nor Qrqmyltc were prepared to five'—even a Ht- le—the French' ambassador decided to return the Issues to, the ouncll Itself. He' was represented as un prepared, to make such'a.crU; clal decision on the delicate Iran- an mutter In the name .of Prance. Had Bonnet' sided with elthei Byrnes or Orornyko, It .would U'avi eft one of the big powers facet with the necessity of making'< ninorlty report to the council. Bon net Indicated yesterday that hi tavore<i at least some postpone inent but was unwilling today t< choose between Russia and Amer ion in the subcommittee. Big townships with an aim to be assured that the taxes palrt In our district, lo which we arc entitled by law, are spent In this district." "If proper Interest is obtained in this association, benefit* will Three Stores Burglarized During Night Business houses on East Main street were burglarized during the night when loot was obtained from three places, Police chief Wllllnm Rerryman announced today. Tile sum of $32 in cash was obtained from two cash registers and a miscellaneous assortment of other ftrllclcs stolen from Harvey Stewart's Drug store. Entrance was made by breaking the side window of the store at Main and Lake streets. Hay's Grocery was entered by breaking through a rear Window, It was discovered this morning. The sum of $7 was removed from thc cash register. Kyle's Grocery was burglarized be unlimited," It was pointed out of between *5 and »6 In pennies in n letter sent to prospective Ufler thc front glass of the store had been broken to obtain entrance. members. Weather ARKANSAS — Cloudy, showers nnd thunderstorms south portion today and tonight, and in south- cast portion Thursday. Not much change in temperature. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2695 2697 2697 2693 3692 2705 2715 2711 2703 27&S 2695 2697 2696 2689 2S8I 2703 2715 2711 2704 2706 Watson To Seek Assessor's Post Blytheville Resident Announces Candidacy For County Office W. W. "Wink" Watson of Blythc vlllc today authorized the Courlt News to announce his candidacy fc County Assessor. His statement t the people of Mississippi County fol lows: "I have just authorised thc.papci of the county to announce my car didacy for County Assessor subjci to the action of thc Democratic pr marles in July und August. Befoi taking this action I very careful! considered the matter. A larj number of my friends throughoi the county have urged me to mal tills race. I have talked to a grei many people about the matter ar without exception they have et couraged me to believe that I cs win. "f was born on and have spent n entire life, with the exception of, years, on a farm. I feel as If know the 'problems of the forme as well as the value of farm lane livestock, equipment and other far properties. I am thoroughly fami iar with the duties and responsibil ties of thl« office having served f six years as Deputy Tax Assessor charge of the Blytheville office. Tl people tn the Blytheville ;distri. know of my effort* to honestly an fairly assess the property in ths district. : "The proper handling of the ai fairs of this office is an I'mportar and full time job. . It Is importer to the people that the assessment be uniform and just throughput Hi county. It U Important lo the cltU and town and school districts c the county and to the people ths all of the. property of the count bear Us just proportion of the ta load. ..I do not think, it possible ft any man to properly attend to tt duties of this office and at the sair tlme engage In one or more othi business enterprises, so if I ai elected I shall give all of my tin to this office. ".,., "I hope to see every voter »n talk. to" them personally during U campaign.; In.the meantime I.wl very greatly appreciate any assU a nee |h«t any of my friend* c* give me." July Wheat 1$3',4 1MV4 1BK IB* A *i

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