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PACE FOURTEEN (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY;- DECEMBER 18, 19W 7950 Christmas Seal Drive Has Its Share of Heart-Warming Events COUNCIL The annual Christmas Seat Sale drive oJ the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Assoclnllon has always produced some heart-touching episodes and this year Is no exception. For Instance, there was the case of an nged Negro who, passing Ihroush the Blythcvllle Court House on his way from the Welfare Building 9,'here he had just received his monthly welfare check, shuffled over lo a Seal Sale representative, and deposited 30 cents In her hand with the explanation that he wanted to help "all he could." Several letters have been re- ceived by the Association from other persons in dire circumstances containing these welcome snwll contributions. Sometimes these contributions are accompanied by personal messages. One letter from » widow contained a dollar bill and « card expressing the wish "I.was able to help more." This morning, Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the Association, received a letter containing two dollars »nd a Christmas card. The signature affixed to the bottom of the letter seemed familiar to Mrs,« Redman, and a check through her records revealed that the lett«r c«me (rom an aged couple who had it one time received x-r«v» through the Association. Tills man and woman »re 82 and 80 years old. respectively, and their only .source of Income is their state old-age pension. Further examining the envelope, in which the letter came, Mrs. Redman discovered several Association seats attached thereto, hut in addition to these seats she also discovered several others — sent out by organizations for the blind, the crippled and other such worthwhile organizations. Sudden Strike Hits Rail Yard Wor Shipments Tied Up in Chicago Area; Walkout Unauthorized CHICAGO, Dec. 13. (/Tj—A sudden, unauthorized strike by yard switchmen today ^ied up. much freight traffic !n Chicago's vast railroad yards, slowing many wnr shinmcnls. The Army said In Washingt the strike "directly hurts our wnr effort in Korea during this critical time." H said it will take alt necessary steps to restore normal service. A spokesman for the railroads said the tieup was incomplete but serious. It affected many important lines operating in Chicago, Ihe largest railroad center in the worM Chicago Is served by 22 Class One railroads and 16 switching and Icr- mmaJ companies. The area ha* 7.SOO miles of trackage, 206 freight yards,, and a capacity of ncarlj 250,000 railroad cars. An industry spokesman satd the walkout was an attempt to force settlement of a wage-hours dispute before any wage freeze or presidential declaration of a war emergency. • x A'.spokesman for the Western Association of RniiroRfJs said the striki was ' ft serious threat to' move-men of. freight, passenger and mail traffic swollen by the war emergency and the Christmas season. He added, however, that the* traffic tleup Is "far from complete." Obituaries BUDGET JAYCEES Vtrs. W. E. Lucas Dies at Armorel Mrs. W. E. T.UCHS, 54, died at 1:40 x.ni. today at her home ncp.r Ar- iiorel, ' Services will be lielcl al 2 p.m omorrov/ in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with burlnl in Elm wood 'emetcry. In addition lo her husband, the is survived by one son, \v. E. Lucas of Armorel; one daughter. Mrs Gracie Jackson of Bowman, Ark.; ler mother, Mrs. Mary price o] Olive Kill, Tenn.; three brothers, Jim Price of Collinvrood, Tenn. Sterling Price and McKinley Price jotli of OHve HiU; and sever grandchildren. Cobb Funeral Home is In diarge. Continued from Page 1 Nebhut, publicity; j. L. Westbrook baquet arrangements; Bob Wnrren ticket sales, Tortd Harrison, inter club awards, and Virgil Slmney- felt,-who will head a drive, to increase club membership. Nomination's for the Distinguished Service Award Key.may be made by any person living In Blythevllle. Special nomination blanks for this purpose may be obtained from President Moore, Mr. Bishop or any other committee member. All nominations should be mailed to Mr. Bishop, in care of ^ the junior Chamber, , Judffrs In Be Named The names of the members of the five-man secret committee that mates the selection for the award will be announced at the banquet. Other activities to "be lield In connection with National Jaycee Week Include the selection of three or more "key men" within the local Jaycee group. Selection of these men will be made on a basis ol the participation and leadership in the various activities of ihc club and the recpient.s will be selected by popular vote of the members. - A "Boss of the Year" award will also be presented by the Jaycees to the Blytheville employer who, in the opinion of the Jaycee membership, has proved himself to bs outstanding in his relationship with his employees. Previous winners of this award are James Hilt. Jr., president of Arkansas - Missouri Power Company, and Harry W. Haines, publisher of the Courier News. Past Winners I.isird Past winners of the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award include: • Otho Stanfield. Alvin Huffman. Jr. Bill Wyatt and Jimmy Edwards. Other activities scheduled for Jaycee Week, according to President Moore, include "Church Day, 1 to be the preceding Sunday on which nil Jaycees will attend church in a group. A radio forum emphasizing "The Young Man's Place fn Government" is also to be held during the week. Simultaneous with, the observance of National Jaycee Week in Dlyiheville, over 1800 Junior Chamber groups throughout the nation will celebrate the founding of national organization in St. Louis in 1921. Rose land Youth Dies in Manila Funeral services for Bill Mack Birmingham, 12-year-old -son ol Mr and Mrs. Hubert Birmingham Roseland, will be conducted al p.m. tomorrow In the Holt Funera Home Chapel here by the Rev. Vlr gil Tatum. Burial will be In Mem orial Park Cemetery. Yo\ing Birmingham died of pneumonia at 3 a.m. today at Ration's Clinic In Manila. He had been ill approximately one week. In addition to his'parents he Is survived by his six brothers. Joe, Donald. Raymond, Jimmle Lee. Ray and Gary Wayne Birmingham and three sisters, Betty Sue, Fnye, and Earline Birmingham, all of Roseland. , . Continued from Pag« 1 north sld« of Chickasawb* In In* Centnl School a re*. Mr. Wright's report itrmmed rom > meeting of Ihe Steering Committee last n-eeX In Little Rock. ~Hty Attorneys Wright of Blythe- vllle. T. J. Gentry, Jr.. of Little Rock, R. A. Eilbott, Jr., of Pine Bluff, Kaneaster Hodges of Newt and Price Dixon of Fayette- vllle comprise this group represent- ng Arkansas cities opposing Bell Telephone's proposed rate increase in the state. • ' . "We now believe," Mr. Wright said as a committee member, 'That Santa Clous Comes Early at BHS he staff. Orlllcii* T»rll« Several members of the council Monday criticized what they sale ivere tactics of the Investigators and the council refused to approve $K5.000 annual budget requested for 20 Investigators, i secretary ind a clerk. Morley said, the Investigating staff Is'"absolutely indespenslble." And, he said, there's no turn" in statements made Monday that the men are "stool pigeons" or "political ward heelers." They don't use "stool pigeon" tactics, and all were chosen without regard to political affiliations. Morley said. He praised Les Grady, Alcohol Control Division chief, as "conscientious, honest and sincere." said Graily had supported Jack Holt for governor against Governor McMath in 1948 and had received the position over protests of some of Mc~ Malh's supporters. The council look ho action toward reinstating funds for-'the Investigating division. Livestock Double-Exposure Causes Omission of Float Photo A picture 'of the Slldbury PTA float in Monday night's Christmas parade was not included in Tuesday's edition of the Courier News because of a double-exposure. Several inquiries were received in connection with omission of tills picture. The film on which this photograph wns mane had been previously'cxposcd, it was discovered when the negatives were developed Tuesday morning. Such" a double-exposure renders use of the negative impossible. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III Dec. 13. [API—(USDA)— Hogs 12.000; barrows and gilts strong to 15 higher; sows steady to 25 higher- gcorl and choice 170-240 Ibs 18.3560; lalter price practical top and patrl for some choice 170-2210 Ib.s few lots early 18.65; most 240-300 Ibs 17.85-18.35; 140-160 Ibs 17.00- 18.IS; few 110-130 Ibs 15.50-16.60 good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 16.25-17.25; heavier sows 15.00-16.00: sings 12.00-14.W; boars 9.50-13.00. Cattle 3000; calves 900; few com mon and medium steers about .stea. (ly al 24.50-2S.50; few good cow. 2.2.50-2^.00; common and medium 20.00-22.00; canners and cutler; 16.00-20.00. Negro Deaths Services Tomorrow For Mary Cooper part of the Increase will be granted but the entire Increase will not be granted. Our feeling is that '» 45 to 50 per cent Increase will be granted. An increase of 84 per cejit has he en asked for Blytheville phone rates. In the slale. the proposed Increase ranges from SO per cent up lo 90 per cenl." Mr. Wright continued, "and that out* Blythevllle in. the top Increase bracket." Mr. Wright salrt r Public Service Commission decision on the matter was expected wilhh. Ihe next 45 days. He also proposed that the Council uthorize payment of »SOO for the ilty's pail in hiring an expert Lo ead the opposition move. Sued Customers SM.HH Mr. Wright reported that Little Rock has paid $1.750 of this ex- lenses. Pine Bluff, J750; Jones- xiro, $350; and paragould has pledged $200. "! feel that Ihe city Is obligated to pay this amount" Mr. Wright said, 'Tor prior to the increase in September, phone rate , Increases lad be.en staved off (or 14. months, saving Blytheville citizens >pprox- mately $o4.000." In other action, Ihe Council passed an ordinance closing that part of 1.1th Street west of Main Street through Ihe Clyde Robinson Addition. This was petitioned for-at the September meeting by the Church of Christ which plans to erect new bunding on that lot. * An ordinance also was passed ex- lending Social Security benefits to' cily employes. Tills was approved previously in a resolution but a city ordinance is necessary for instigation of the plan. The council adjourned . sine die (without day for reopening In Its last meeting of 1950. Alderman Rupert Crafton was absent. Tlie Council also received the monthly operating statement for Noyemt>er. As or Nov. SO, municipal revenue totaled f7,311.79 and expenditures were $17,286.38. There was $12,007.32 in the parking meter fund, J3.02S.32 in the street fund and $2,223.57 In the general fund. Accounts payable were listed as S9,491.ft2. ' Parking meters brought In the most revenue [or last month as receipU totaled $3,121- while police and county fines netted $2,408.50 and sanitation receipts totaled 4745.75. Other ^revenues inctded privilege licenses'fees, $703: engineering department receipts. $251.75; Santa Glaus came 13 days early, at least for five youngsters at Bly- thevllle High-School who received prizes Irom Ihe Curtis Publishing Company yesterday. Prank ie Seay w>« awarded • brand new bicycle as first prize for his salesmanship In the recent magazine drive, an iniiua) event hi the school; Martha Nichols received a radio as second prize; Dixie Kllllan was presented a watch as third prize; Jo Alice McGulre was given, a pen and pencil set; Und Lar/y Baker received * camera as fifth prize. Albert Fairfield, who served as master of ceremonies for the prize awarding, announced (hat Miss Lucile Quellmalr.'s, Miss Luna wil- helm's, and Mls s Prances Bowen's homerooms were room winners in the contest. The school's student council also received a- cash prize for Its cooperation in sj>onsorlng the contest In Blythevllle. The drive was conducted in September and October during which lime students offerer for sale about 10 different magazines! published by the Curtis Company. The object was to both raise funds and train students in salesmanship. ''.,"' . DRAFT Continued from Page 1 the United States'must be tapped for replacements. 1 They In turn are succeeded by draftees or volunteers. Along with the draft:call there is expectation of increased'call-ups of reservists, especially in event of a national emergency "proclamation. A slpw-dowu In the reserve program, put into effect In October, lias been abandoned. Moreover, speculation persisted that'additional National Guard divisions would be summoned to federal service. Four are already in. equipment. Expenditures which $2.889.25 were ws (4,071.83 paid out salaries, cash on hand was $5,159.32 and accounts 616.67. paj'able lotaled »!,- WAR (Continued from page 1) far north. Others retreated down the coastal highway to Hamhung. Landing cra'ft nosed up on tin beaihcs and against the dohks. Small I McKKSSON reighters with .ileam up at lh« riuays look oil their cargos of men and'supi>Ues. Bigger . transports were standing out in deeper water, taking men and material »board fnm ludirw craft. Warships cut through the ley waters, A bif white 'hoeplUl »hlpi took aboard the. wounded from smaller craft. 'm^... Vi»> Sunny Brook /-«X7. ,t ,,> "*«•• 65% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS & ROBBINS, nn tt MM* Inc. - Exclusive Distributor* - I.Mtlr Hof^ Services Tor Mary Cooper, 58, wll be held at Home Funeral Home Chapel at I p.m. tomorrow with Rev. L. D. Davenport officiating. She died Monday at her home at 128 East Mnthis St. Survivors Include her husband, G.yW., Cooper and R brother, Ruben Gary of Osceola, ' Burial will be in Sanely Ridge Cemetevy. Home Funeral Home Is \n charge. civil cosl.s, $29.25, P.H.D. office rent. $2,V state revenue "office rent $20 and vehicle licenses $7.50. Department expenditures Include Street, $4,814.40; -Police. 42,777.93; Sanitation. *3,n2.68; Fire, 3,910.60; and general and administrative $2.464.76. Municipal Airport revenues lo- taled |3,190.60 of which $2,340.60 was (rom rental? while the rest was from sale of the buildings and Wilson PTA Plans Program WILSON. *--k.. Dec. 13—"Opportunity For Children To Develop Fundamental Spiritual Values" will fce the theme of the cbri.sltnas pro- pram to be siven at the Thursday afternoon meeting of the Wilson Parent-Teacher Association. The nwpllng will be held at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Mrs. Bill Joe Dcnton v.ill be program leader with Mrs. John Enoch telling the Christmas Story nnd Miss Mary E. Symonds, school music Instructor, presenting Christmas' music. Mrs. Roy Stobotigh will give the devotional and Mrs. O. W. Harris ivill road the president's message. Mrs, Carl Bird, president, will pro side over the business session. 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