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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MOETHEA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 183 Blythcville Dally Newi Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Nine Counties Show 6/g Assessment Gains Mississippi County is one of nine counties in Arkansas this year which shows a gain of more than $1,000,000 in assessed valuations.for real and personal property which will l>e the basis for taxation next year, it was disclosed this week by members of the State Tax Commission iu Little Rock. The Increase In assessment totals* in Mississippi County was $1,383,842 to bring the total for real estate and personal property to $18,400,635. These figures do not include the valuations placed on the physlcHl properties of railroads and olher utilities which are assessed by the state agency and added to the county totals. The Increase in Mississippi County amounts to more than 7.5 per cent, which compares with the increase on a percentage basis with the gain shown for Pulaskl County which led the list with a Bain of S5.90a.045 to reach a total of $77,- coimlics to report large 840,368. Other gains in assessments Included: Union—55,216,688 gain to reach a total of $20,158,608. Jefferson—$4,033,070 gain for a total of 520.158,608. Sebastian—$2,639,891 gain for total of $29,448.175. Craighcad—$2,314,207 gain for a total oJ $12,481,140. ' Pike—$1,324,890 gain for a total of $3,692,171. Garland—41.202,424 gain for a total ol $18,642,209. Washington—$1,150,419 gain for a total of $11,630.424, Thirteen olher counties shows Increases ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000. These included: Ashley, Columbia, Faulkner, Greene, Hempstead, Howard, Independence, Jackson Oiinchlta, Polnselt, Saline, Sc- vier, nn'd White. Special efforts were launched early this year by the stutc tax commission, working In cooperation with the county assessors to lift the overall figure In an effort to provide greater supports for county and municipal governments and school districts at the local levels. The state no longer shares In the ad valorem tax collections since the 1947 General Assembly voted to eliminate a 6.5-mlll levy for state purposes. ' Guard Wins Aid In Fight against Federalization President of Reserve Officers Raps Lack Of Help from Army MONTGOMERY, AIn., Oct. 25. (fl 1 ) —National Guard -leaders picked up support from outside their own ranks today In the fight against AMTORG OFFICIALS AFTER ARREST—Alcksel Vasilievlch Zakharov (third Jrom right), president ot Amtoig, official Soviet trading corporation, is handcuffed to Serguel Andreevich Shevchenko (foreground, third from left), treasurer of the corporation, as they leave Federal Court at New York following their arrest, for failure to register as agents of a foreign power, flanking them are U. s. marshals. Walking out of door in background are Gennadi Nikolacvich Ogloblin Uett) and Vassili: Petrpvicii Rebrov, also arrested on the same charge. Ogloblin is a former assistant treasurer of Anitorg now doing other work for the outlii. 'Rebrov is a vice president of the corporation. (AP Wirephoto). Government Mediator ^Plans Direct Report to President on Strikes , Johnson Meets Service Chiefs WASHINGTON/Oct. 25. (AP)—The government's top labor"iroubleshooteryCyrus S. Clung, planned a direct report to the White House today on the deadlocked coal and steel strikes. * : '— —" His report of lack of progress toward settling either of the economy-damaging walkouts may prompt ..a revision of administration strategy in dealing" with the crisis _j ,,- N ,»!!,.<.pg^**; Until no>v president Truman has" ; j,Htr> Ching i' fiee nand'Wtryuiry: lu wangle agreements "^ Nerthur management or laboi' in Ihe twin disputes beenis to have yielded m any respect from' their positions. So Mr. Truman faced a decision of now taking a personal hnrid or asking: Ching to try. again'. The President could .put Tail-Hartley law emergency provisions into motion, with, their eventual strifce- cndhig court injunctions., or-' he could make a .personal. appeal to the parties, or , suiruriolr them to the White House. &'/ No Plans io Intervene '' Before Ching's white House Call, Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters that - - - the President hnd no plans as' yet' °?_ _ Acting Army Secretary Trac to intervene in either the coal or steel strikes." Ross said he supposed Ching. would report to John R. Steelman, j ing preceded by only a few minutes presidential assistant who in turn; a scheduled visit to the White would bring Mr. Truman up to date . House by Johnson and Matthews. WASHINGTON, Oct Jo—W)— Defense Secretary JUinson held a huddle today with Che cruhan chiefs of the three armed forces on "lessons to be learned" from the House committee hearings on the growing [ued among';, the services. With Johnson/at the meeting vais Navy Secretary Francis TMattheus Undersecretary of Defense Steph en Early also took part. However, Army Secretary Gor don Gray and Air secretary W Stuart Symington were both ou of the city. They -were representei Voorhces and Acting Air Secretar Eugene Zuckert. The announcement of the meet School Building 'lans Discussed Directors of C. of C. To Get Suggestions From Committeemen The Education Committee of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce 'asteniay drafted a list of recom- nendations concerning the new Blythevine High " School building compiled- from observations made •h'last week's tour of new schools' m this area. The recommendations .will to submitted to the Chambers Board I of ^Directors Thursday »nd/ if ap- • proved by that body, will be forwarded to the School Board. Attending yesterday's meeting vlth the Education Committee were re presenta lives o f PA rent-Ten chcr Associations and City School Superintendent W. B. Nicholson. All present were invited to com- merit on the recommendations. Mr. Nicholson said he thought the committee "seems to be working in line with ideas which have Employees Urged To Assist Chest Campaign Directors Urge Workers to Push Toward Goal The Employees Division of the general solocitatiou for the Dly- thevllle Community Chest campaign got underway today under the direction of T. J. Bailey. Area captains were scheduled to call on each business firm and leave material for the drive, and the manager of the office is to report- to the solicitor. It is hoped thai all offices in town will be 100 per cent in giving to the Red Feather services. Dr. James C. Guard, chalrjnan of the general solicitation phase, sntd today that the rain yesterday together with the slow ; week-end activities had caused the campaign federal control. Delegates lo the National Gimrd Association's annual conference heard John P. ISrackcn of Wnsli- IngUm, D.C., president of the Reserve Officers' Association, speak out strongly ai:ainsl fcdcrnllnntlon of [he Guard at this time. The IlOA was once one of the most oufspoken advocates of federal control. Instead of putting the Guard under federal domination, Hnicken siiRHextcd a closer working arrnngc- luent between state - controlled Guard units and the Organized Reserve Corps. Depends da Army Success of any move to fcderalize the Guard would depend on the Army's "willingness and ability" io provide training facilities, cijuip mcnt and manpower, the Navn Reserve officer declared In his pre pared address. In the case of the Organized Re serve Corps, ho added, "the Army hns failed miserably to do the job." Bracken advocated creation of a Joint, committee from the ROA and the National Guard Association to work out an altcrnaUvc to fcdcrull- zation and submit It lo Defense Secretary Louis Johnson's Civilian Component Policy Board. The chief of the National Guard Bureau of the Army also nddcd his Army to Pare Size By Letting 30,000 Draftees Out Early nIONTGOMKRY, Ala., Oct. 25. (AP)—Secretary of Ihc Army Gray today disclosed plans to offer discharges from the Army to 30,000 men who entered service muler the —— —*dmft law. "Upon completion of 12 months' ervlco, these men will be offered mncdlatc separation, beginning December 1," Gray said In a speech repaired for the nnmial conference f ttie National Guard Association, We anticipate that most of these nen will inkc advantage of our of- School Directors Re-Elect Officers County Receives Aid for Schools State Allocates $90,377 to Boost Salaries of Teachers The first payment of state Teachers' Salary Aid for Mississippi County has been received at the office of Prank whltworth, county j "^J." Oe'n." KcnTicth''F. Cramer voice to the chorus against tcilcrnl control. protests to lag Dr. Guard end John Caudill, general chairman, both said : that workers were being urged to : '*ee every contact listed on their cards and make reports as qujckly as possible. ,•''-. The leaders said that they felt sure the $28,650 quota, would ' be reached If contacts were made, but that otherwise the campaign would continue to lag. During the first week of general ROlicitatkm $2,337.25 has been reported, and the quotas for that group totaled $19,551. Dr., Guard been expressed by the school board."! said that special emphasis was to treasurer, for disbursement to the various districts. The payment, amounting to 20 per cent of the total to be received this year, was for $90,317,.indicating lhat the total payment from this fund for the school year will total approximately *450,000 for Mississippi County. In the distribution, the Blytheville School District .received the layest amount' with' $24,539 'of 'the total to go to district No. 5. Osceot lo,' District No. .1 will receive $3,966 anil Wilson, District No. 25, will receive $4,425. The funds fio go to one district, Manila, are being held up because certificate records of teachers have not been received at the State Education Department, where the distribution of funds is made. This will increase the amount of the payment for the county when the funds are released. Disbursement of the funds to the 6 districts also includes: on. the situation. The announcement of the hud- High School ,P. T. A. president, Mi's. Buford Young, reported from notes she marie when she accompanied a group to eBmis, Tenn., high school last, week. Others present commented on observations made while visiting schools in Memphis, Tenn.. and Batesvilie, Miss. The Chamber's Board of Directors wit] consider the recommendations Thursday at 2:30 p.m. It is possible the Board will amend the list which was adopted unanimously by the Education Committee yesterday. he given to the workers representing the civic clubs to speed up the solicitation. Ching suspended his talks with die was cryptic. It said only: the U.S. Stee Corp. in New York] "Secretary of Defense Johnson last night and returned here. Ching ra et with Deputy Secretary of De- asked US. Steel officials to re- fenso, the secretaries and acting main in New York, however, for | secretaries or the Army, Navy and [ Pan-Am possible further talks later. i Air Force, and the assistant sec- i * ' , _ .Meantime, effECts of the two retaries of defense today for a Trans Atlantic Crossing strikes on the rest of the economy j genera! discussion of the lessons was growing steadily worse The to be learned n s a result of the coal strike has been going on since p hearings of the House Armed Scr- •=-- '" the steel strike since ; vices Committee concluded last i week. There is nothing further to Sept. 19, Oct - '• . ft. government order tor railroads . be said at this time." was due to become effective at! midnight tonight. Three lines alone n,,^*,, r>- * -, . . ,i the Pennsylvania, the Long Island '. A £ erto R ' c0 ' nx™'*' 1 ^ '° S ct the avid the New York central, said' they planned to stop S02 trains. Hurry-up calls went out to Force's Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg back to Washington for the first regular meeting of the joints i chief of staff since their, public row. over unification. LONDON, Oct. 25— MV- Pan American Airways today claimed a. new commercial speed record for the New York-to-London Atlantic crossing. Pushed, by an 80-mile-an-hour tail wind, a Pan American Boeing Stratocruiser carrying 38 passengers made the non-stop flight to London in nine hours. 41 minutes, an average spec •'. of 310 miles an hour. The airline said the previous record was nine hours. '6 minutes, set by a Pan American plane last July 28. New York Stocks 1:30 P.m. quotations: A T & T 144 Amer Tobacco 72 o-B Anaconda Copiicr 28 1-8 Beth Steel 29 3-8 Chrysler 53 1-4 Gen Electric 31 3-8 Gen Motors 655-8 Montgomery Ward 52 New York Centra] 10 3-B In Harvester 27 1-2 National Distillers 211-2 Republic Steel 21 Radio 12 5-8 Socony Vacuum 17 Studebaker 243-4 said the Guard has made remarkable postwar progress "despite being subjected to constant attack, Komc- tlmes rcgretably from within." He mentioned both the Army and the Air Force. Meanwhile Major General Milton A. Rcckord resigned n National Guard Association office with a warning that forces arc at work in Washington • which can destroy the Guard. = Urges -Necessary '' Leadership • He announced his resignation yesterday as chairman 'of tho Association's Legislative Committee, n post he'd held for 25 years. Reckon! is n former president of the association, He became adjutant general In Maryland In 11)20. Reckord issued this statement: "The time has now arrived for me to step aside and make way for a younger man. "The message T wish to leave Is that this conference must provide for the necessary leadership In Washington if the 1 National Guard is to survive. Max ». Held Max B. Reid, Blythcvillc attorne was re-plectca president of tl Dlythevlllc School Hoard, at the rc-orgnnlzallon meeting at the high school library last night, Mr. Held assumed the office In Mnrcli, 1D4B. anil lias held it continuously since that date. Also rc-olcclctl last night wore Mrs. H. W. Wylic as vice-president and W. L. Horner, secretary. Mr. Held said today that bonrfs for Hie new high school, approved in llic amount of $450.000 In the general school elccllon. September 27, would be advertised for sale In November. It Vr'ns emphasized, however, that the board would reserve the right to refuse any nnd all bids. A flooding of the bond ..market hns District Leachvllle Luxora Etowah Shawnee Gosncll MfcLssippl Co. Brinkley Armorel Burdette Dell Dyess Reiser Number Amount No. 40 No. 2 No. 36 No. 10 No. 6 No. 55 No. 52 No. 9 No. 35 No. 23 No. 56 No. 31 $7,107 $0,407 2,900 4,332 3,539 301 551 2,092 3,511 4.631 5.750 6,142 Soybeans Open High Low Close Nov 2305s 23111 229 229}; Dec 230!4 231*1 223^1 229V! Mch 230K 230?; 228 W 228 May 22 B 229 227 22114 Slieel fabricators were feeling the pinch more and more. Sled Scoldcil i A major stockholder scolded the! ni .1 -u m -\^ i _.. r ... . U.S. Steel Corporation publicly for DlyttieYllle dlld TafDrO rlCUl TOF VlSIt its position. ' He was James W. Gemrcl, one-time nmbn.s-sador to Germany. He said his family owns more U.S Steel stock than all of By Writer Who Honored Missco Youth Lois i, author of "Cotton In U-S. Steel's'directors put together. My Sack" along with more than a Gcrji-d SHid a presidential fact- finding board's recomeudatton for company-paid pensions for steelworkers—the point Murray Is insisting on—is a "modest concession to labor." He said sleeKvotkers dozen other children's books, will return Thursday to Blythevtlle, the setting of the book she dedicated to "my beloved cotton children", and will remain until Sunday. are e^.ed to pension™^ >£• J^, ««,£ **£«. "their business" whether they pay «irt of the cost. ~ Murray, like the steel industry, was showing no signs of caving in. He sflid his nnion will "absolutely not give in." and made plans to get other CIO unions to chip in toward a giant steel strike fund. She came, and was back ajain In the fall and stayed a month getting material for "Cotton In My Sack" She visited the cotton fields as a picker, and went through all the experiences with them to keep her information accurate. She has stated that the characters are a type, but the teachers both at Yarbro and in Blytheville say that many little girls see "Joanda" as themselves, and Mr. Hutley, the man who rose from the nomies Cottage, Sunday afternoon! sharecropper to renter atid finally from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., when about landowner, as their progressive John Mrs. Poster while here, and several activities are being planned to honor her, including a reception at the Blytheville High School Home Eco- 400 people are expected to meet and The CIO United Electrical Work- i' alk '° " le author who dignified la- crs, very much at odds with Mur- bor of working children in her book ray .on nearly everything else, an- | on Mississippi County, npunced that it was railing funds itr - an d Nfrs. Foster and Miss (or steel and coal strikers. Minnie Poster will meet Miss Lenski in Dyersburg, and her first day will be spent at Yarbro School, where Miss Foster is principal, and where Ihe author got much of the information for her book. Miss Lenslct first came to Blytheville in the Spring o! I9tt, after sixth grade students and teachers New York Cotton Dec. . Miy .' July . Oct. , Open Hiah Low 1:30 .... 2971 2980 7969 2976 .... 2968 2915 2566 2975 ... -- -- —~.w wwv •" •«• »,..»..». a *uut. ovuuciiU) illlU i «auiicia .j. 2353 2973 29«3 2972 at .Central and Yarbro School wrote ...2926 2935 2926 2933 her about the Way of life In Missis- ... 2783 2797 3783 27D2 sippi County and invited her here. farmer-father. The Illustrations in the book were sketched by Miss Lenski while here, and many are recognized as familiar landmarks. The reception to be given Sunday Ls to be sponsored by Central and Yarbro schools, and after visiting the Yarbro School Friday she will visit the Blvthcville Library and the Central School briefly. On Saturday she will visit the Mississippi County Library at Osceola and the branch library at Manila. Other activities for smaller groups are 'also being planned for the author. Two North Missco 4-H Club Leaders To Attend 4th Annual State Congress Two 4-H Club members-will rep-.che cooperation of the Arkansas resent North Mississippi County at pa rm Bureau, the Arkansas Eco- thc fourth annual State 4-H Con- press in Little Rock. November 4 and 5, the extension office reported today. They are Metba Byrd of Leachville, who has been named county champion 4-H girl, and Francis White of Armorel, who has been named county champion boy. The 4-H leaders, who have conducted farm and home demonstrations un- (fcr f.he guidance of B. E. Chandler, assistant county agent, Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman, home demonstra- ucn agent, and • Keith J. Bilbrey, county agent, were selected on the basis of leadership and achievement. The State Congress, which will launch the observance of National 4-H Achievement Week, will honor t.bout 250 outstanding 4-H Club Members, leaders and parents. This group will include the state, district, and county champions selected from Arkansas* 87,000 4-H members. Included on the program are sight- Lteing tours, election of State 4-H Council officers, a banquet with GOT. Sidney McMath as principal speaker, reports from state champions In leadership and achievement, and q breakfast at which Bonnie 'Lou Helen will tell of her experiences as a farm youth exchange student in Europe. Phillip weldman, » Swedish t«m exchange student, who has spent the month of October In North Mississippi County, with the A. c. Du<-los family of Promised Land, »Lv> will attend the State 4-H Club Con- press, the extension officers said. The Congress is sponsored by th« Agricultural Extension Service, with nomic Coi^ncll-State Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Chain Stores Council, and the State Council ot Ifome Demonstration Clubs. Eleven Jurors Selected for Burglary Case Eleven of 12 jurors hnd been se- Ibcted by noon today to hear tho hurglary trial of three Chicago men in the Osceola District of Mississippi County Circuit Court. The panel of 24 prospective Jurors had been exhausted with only one juryman still needed v.hcn Judge Zal B. Harrison recessed court until 1:30 this afternoon. Judge Harrison authorial Sheriff William Berryman to summon .six vcnlremen from whom tlie last Juro U expected to be selected this afternoon. On trial are Hurry Smith,, Mnr- tin Lane and Jack liavg aUof Chicago. They are charged with burglary and grand larcenty and possession or burglar tools. The trio is accused of robbing the WilmouLh .suited. in some low bids, amH-Mr, Reid- sMU Hint H the bonds .dh\ not bring high bids they would ne held until a inter dflte. f After a discussion of the bond Issue Ust nlRhfc the bonrd" decided Lo correspond with the' bond attorney before the bonds were advertised for sale. It is planned that four methods of handling the bonds will he announced KO that the best ,method can he adopted before submitting the bond£ for sale to any Investment' houses. Last night's meeting was the first regular session of the board since the annual school election, Mr. Reid and W, P. Pryor were re- cJectcd to membership on the.board without opposition. At a special meeting last; week, the hoard elected two new members as authorized under a 1949 act of the Arkansas legislature and; the Mississippi County Bortrd of Education. The two new members arc O C. Lfingston nnd Clarence Moore Tlicy toofc office last night am: will serve until the next annual school election. These men had entered under the [mfl law's requirement for 21 months' service. Gray .said the curler release htul been, approved hy Secretary of Defense Johnson, who ins power under the law to shorten he period of service. The Army secretary made the announcement in telling of steps taken to reduce the Army from G5G.OOO men to G3Q.OQO hy next Fcbrimiy. That part of his speech which dealt with ot ferine earlier dls- clmracs to the 30,000 follows: "We have eliminated one-year enlistments, we have raised .the GOT (General Classification Testa) entrance requirements from 80 to 00, iiml we plan to return approximately 3,300 reserve officers to inactive duty, ' "The main cutback in strength will be accomplished, however—and this Is the first announcement concerning this action—tlic main cut- Imtk will be accomplished by release of 21-month inductees nml enlistees who came Into the Army as a result of the Selective Service Law. 6,000 Volunicers Affected "Upon completion of 12 months' service, these men will be offered Immediate separation, beginning December 1, "This notion has jus I been approved by the accrclary of defense, who hits the authority under the Selective Service Act to reduce the 21-month period of service specified. "This program will affect some 24.000 inductees and O.OQO 2t-monlh volunteers. We anticipate that most of' these men will take advantage uf our offer and request separation n.i soon .as their 12- month Lour Is ended, .However, all Store near Etowah or i2,235 In June. Selection of the jury began be- 7.7 Million Bales Ginned from 1949 Crop by Oct. 15 WASHINGTON, Oct. 25— (/TV- The census Bureau reported today that 7,723.739 bales of cotton from the 19-19 crop were ginned up Lo Oct, 15. This compared with 8,163,021 bales ginned to the same dale last year and 6,719,045 bales two years ago. , Ginninys of *'» m erica n -Egyptian cotton totaled 398 bales compared with 849 last year. Ginnings by states this year .'10.000-of the men affectctj w)ll, b'c ', offered the.se options; "1; Immediate s'eparaflon^ from » the . p Army, nflcr completing"* 12 months of service/ with the reserve component obligations provided •• by the law. "2. Completion of 21 months ol servlce.-wllh the' same reserve component obligation. : "3. Completion of a total of 33 months of service, which would wipe out the obligation to' enter a reserve component after separation. '4, Enlistment in the Regular Army for n normal tour of three or nore years, which of: course would rcinove any reserve component ob- Igatlon. "Also cllKiblc for release after completing \'& months of service are some -100 officers— HOTO graduates who were ordered 21 months' nctiv& duty under Section VII of the Selective Service Act. To Hccomc Reservists "ThEs means that several thousand trained young soldiers will bo phased back to civilian life during the ncK several months with, an obligation to serve In one of the civilian components for three to five years, depending on tho typo of unit they join. This should_prove a valuable asset to the National Guard ami to the Organized Reserve Corps." The "reserve component obligations" referred to in these paragraphs were set by the draft law. They were to the effect that after discharge from service, the men were obMgated to serve three additional years In the active reserves, such as the National Guard or the Organized Reserve Corps, or five years In an Inactive reserve status. The latter means being on a re- i serve list subject to call. , Gray said the Army, In releasing the men before their originally stipulated term was up, was giving new proof that it would not abuse the darft law. He noted that It fore a packed courlrcom shortly j and last, respectively f included: has not been used for the past after 10 a-m. today. Arkansas B03,03i) and 916,931. Crazed Farmer Wounds 10, Kills Self WATERFOJU3, Mich., Oct. 25— (ifI— A crazed, middle-aged farmer shot up two taverns last night, then killed himself after wound- fng ten persons. On a mad spree with a shotgun, Joe Runyon, 57, terrorized this sleepy little rewrt village In a begnidging farewell to the 7;orld. Two of his victims, both women, were critically wounded. Tramping back and forth across a street. Runnyon fired seven or eight charges from a 12-guage shotgun through windows of the two tavenrs, witnesses said At the end ot a violent W or 12 minutes, he walked a shore distance up the street and fired a final charge through his own chest. This was the last In a series of rapid reloading!. Runyon's gun was a single-shot weapon. Reported In critical condition today at pontlac General Hospital were Mrs. Irene Zurawskl, 37. and her mother-in-law, Mrs.' Helen Pscluk, 50. i It was »t the Zurawskl family's m»»ll bar ithere Rynyon made one ttUck. Six persons were wounded there liac with the Inured, and another four at, the bar of I Earlier Runyon harl spoken to some of his victims, including Zur- awskl. "He told me he had plenty of trouble," Zurawskl said. "He also toltl me 'If a man feels like he's going to die in his old age, he might, as well take a few people along with htm." Mrs. Etta Fischer, 60, grey-hair- ed day bartender at the hotel. eight months, except in June when It was Invoked to gel "one man who had been evading the law with some success for several months." N. O. Cotton tlie Wfttcrford Hotel acrov; the street before Runyon shambled away to kill hlm«elf. . Runyon, a former auto factory worker In nearby pontlac, lived alone on a farm he was said to have bought a year ago. Little was known of him, but evidently things had gone wrong recently and he had become despondent. At his tidy farm house was found a note saying: "Take over, Joe. Dad's quit work. (Obsenlty 'em all." There was also a detailed list of Runyon's possessions. Assistant Oakland County • Prosecutor CHorge Taylor said the note apparently was meant for Runyon's son, Joe, Jr., a Pontlac resident. Runyon, a stocky man of medium height, was known as a quiet person. He had 'his dally beer In town and peddled his farm crops here.: As alarm swept the town, ambulances sped the ten miles to Pon- . July Open High Low 1:30 ... 2966 »74 2)65 2973 ... 2DG1 2011 2861 2971 ... 2953 2068 2958 2008 ... 2918 2923 2917 »24 ... 2179 2188 2118 2786 Weather Arkansas fortt u ast: Partly cloudy sald that shortly before the shoot- this afternoon, tonight and Wed- Ing Runyon had complained that nesday. Occasional rain In the "three ol my horses died and I southeast portion this afternoon. lost S250." Warmer in the east and south The hotel night bartender. Ken- portions Wednesday, ncth Priesner, was wounded In the Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy /ace and neck. He Knew and re- and colder extreme northwest to- garded the farmer as "a nice fellow night. Wednesday, clearing and and the kind of & person you colder west and north. I/)w to- liked." night, 38-42 central and south. Last night, however, Runyon Minimum this morning—45. seemed "surly," Frlesner said. • Maximum yesterday—60. "I told him I could see he had. Sunset today—5:H. something on his mind but I was. Sunrise tomorrow—6:15. sure everything would work work I Precipitation 24 hours to 7 ajn. out all right. After we talked a while, he cried," Frlesner said. It was soon afterwards that Runyon left the bar and returned with a shotgun blazing. today .81. Total since Jan. 1—49.49. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—525. Normal mean for Oct.—65.