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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KOBTHEA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XI,V—NO. 185 Blythertll* Dally Nei BlytoeviUe Couilw Blythoville Her«ld Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1940 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Pursues Hands-oli Policy In Strike Matters Reports Concerning • Possible Intervention Denied by Secretary Crop Disaster Survey To Be Mad* in State By U.S. Farm Agency LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 27. (/PJ—The Farmers Home Administration Is going to comply with Senator Ful- brlght's request for a survey ol crop disaster in Arkansas. State FHA Director J. V. HIghfill said last night that preliminary plans for the survey are under way. The FHA Is authorized by Congress to loan money to farmers whose crops suffer heavily from excessive rainfall and pestilence. Cotton Council Shows Concern Over Steel Strike Shortage of Material For Bale Ties Seen For Some Sections • WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.— CAP)—The White House said today President Truman lias set no deadline on mediation efforts in the steel-coal disputes and is "keeping hands off" for the present. Charles G. Ross, presidential secretary, x described as "entirely without warrant" reports that Mr. Truman planned to intervene in ihe strikes if they were not settled by the week end. Hoss said Mr. Truman authorized him to say the President has not discussed the strike situation individually with any member of the cabinet. The President may have mentioned it at a cabinet meeting, Ross said, A cabinet officer told reporters yesterday that the President had decided to step In if the strikes were not settled by this weekend. He asked not to be publicly Identified by name. Ross said the President has kept abreast of the progress of conciliation efforts throiisli John R. Steelman .Ills assistant, who has been In touch with Uicm through Cyrus Ching, federal mediation ^- director. W Tlie strikes are still In the hands of the mediation service, Ro&s emphasized. Ross dictated this statement to reporters: "Any attribution to the President of any plan to intervene in the coal and steel strikes or to fix a deadline on the eflon to reach a settlement through mediation Is entirely without warrant. "Tliis offic« has told you every day. In reply to questions, the literal and exact truth of the situation. "Obviously this office can not foreclose the possibility of appropriate action by. the President on arivi maUer, belong him,,at^nny. time;. : "He *m»y* do anything that^fc* within his power to do. But .it'is '•literally true that the strlkci' art Sin the hands of the mediation »< rvice at this time ani the Prw- Idpnl is keeping hands off. "He is certainly not putting put TwoChicagoMen Hurt in Accident Victims Were Headed For Osceola to Attend Session of Court Two men en route from Chicago to Qsceola to attend the Circuit Court trial of three Chicago men for a Mississippi County burglary were seriously injured shortly after midnight when their car overturned on Highway 61 near Hayti, Chest Contributions Lawmaker Says T i t r% T c i* tfio/-\nA ii / ki ii,.ii r i I I I v/ I F xceed $18,000 Mark Mo. The Injured men, James Connelly of Chicago and R. P. Scott of Minneapolis, were scheduled to testify statements, directly, indirectly, that he is going to Intervene. "Incidentally, I am authorized;by the President to say that he. has not discussed the present strike situation with any member of the cabinet." Ross's statement was regarded I" iorne official quarters as an effort yio discourage reports of possible presidential Intervention because of the feeling that such reports harm See STRIKES on Page 12 at the trial as defense witnesses. Their absence due to the accident is not expected to affect progress of the trial. Both were first brought to Bly- thevllle for treatment and then sent to Memphis hospitals. Dr. W. T. Rainwater, who treated the men here, said Scott still was unconscious this morning from a severe concussion and possible skull fracture. Connelly suffered a possible broken right hip and multiple fractures of the right leg and left arm. Car Turns Over Six Times They were Identified from papers they carried. Connelly's address was listed as 63 West Ohio St., Chicago, and Scott's as 2016 South Sixteenth, Minneapolis. Missouri highway patrolmen said their car overturned six times. Scotb was admitted to Walls Hospital and transferred to Baptist Hospital in Memphis today. Connelly was sent directly to Campbell's Clinic In Memphis. Lane Offc ; Alibi One of the. defendants, Martin Lane, took the , stand shortly before the noon recess "today and related 1) That he was at work in a Olwajtn jnyzhtj./liib, on tru- r-^ht oi June Sj" »)ien ihe WUinouth Store at Etowali was robbed of $2,285, and 3) That h.e came to- Osceola, where , the/suspects were trapped, only to ..accompany a prospective business~partner who came .to Arkansas to borrow money from relatives. ;.'••' The other rrien on trial are Harry MEMPHIS, Oct. 27. (AP) — The Jfatlonal cotton Council says the steel strike threatens to cut the nation's 1948 production of baled cotton ten per cent. The growing shortage of steel has shut off the supply of steel bale ties/the straps which bind and hold lint cotton In 500-pound bales before they leave the gins. The supply still is adequate through most of the cotton belt, the council said yesterday, but there's a critical shortage In Texas and Oklahoma—and a tight situation in Mississippi. Tlie Texas council'rcports the supply of ties is l.COO.OOO bales short of the predicted 5,5flO,000 bale crop. And in Oklahoma ties will be a lacking for 100,000 to 225,000 bales if the strike is prolonged, the council said. Operators of all compresses have Contributions for the Blytheville Community Chest today passed the $18,000 mark, with about a week of Ihe general solicitation period remaining, before the clean-up campaign starts November 1, under the direction of R. A Nelson. The total collections are J18,- 333.50, with only one report hi train the Employee Division. In the competition for the Red Feather "oscars," the IJons Club Is holding stubbornly to its lead, but the Kiwanis Club eased past the Rotary and Parent Teacher Association solicitors arid from fourth to second place. Tlie P.T.A. fs In third, the Rotary, fourth, and the Jaycee solicitors, fifth, with American Legion group, sixth. Dr. j. c. Guard, director of the general solicitation, said that the funds collected under the employe division ware expected to start coming in today. In the eight days of solicitation in this part of the campaign $3,180.50 has been ronort- d. but many of the volunteer orkcrs have only made partial eports, and others have failed to lake any report at all. The Advance Gifts division ac- ountcd for a total of $15.150 during that part of the campaign. Goal been asked to salvage and reprocess all steel ties as bales of cotton are delivered from the gin. Threat Not Too Serious Here Gin and oil mill oflicials in Blytheville Indicated today that a strike-caused shortage of steel bale ties may not burden production of baled cotton here this season. The shortage has made itself known .however, and these men are keeping R weather eye on the steel situation. Many gimiers .order the ties early In the season on the basis of their anticipated needs and hence have a supply on hand. Gins get their supply of bale ties from oil mills. A spokesman for a big oil mill here said today thai his company had a good supply oi ties in storage. Some ginncrs feel, however, that the shortage ol ties will constitute a problem before the season Ls over especially if the steel strike continues for any length of time. Eigrjt Armed ^ 1 X w «V^rCi-| * \~onvjgts TJ\ Delaware Jail WILMINGTON. Del.. Oct. 27 (AP)—A widespread manhunt was on today for eight convicts whi escaped from the New Castle Coun ty Prison with guns and ammuni tion taken from the jail arsenal. The eight—led by a 20-year-oV life term prisoner- -made a darin break through the prison's fron Five defense witnesses, all Chic- gate lasl ni Eht 'after locking u Smith and Jack ,Barg. They are charged with burglary aiid grand larceny and • possession of burglar tools. Fire Damages Senath Hotel, Utility Offices SENATH, Mo., Oct. 27. CAP)—An early morning fire which destroyed an old hotel building here this morning sent la families scampering for safely in their night clothes. All of the sewjnd floor and part of the ground floor of the two-story former hotel building had been con« rted Into apartments. In addition, e ground floor housed the office mid warehouse of the Missouri Utilities company and the National Gas Company. The utilities company estimated its loss at 340,000, An oil 'stove explosion in one of j the apartments was blamed lor the k lire which began at 6:15. Other oil ^containers in the building exploded • ntermitlcntly, spreading the flames (,-apitlly. Timely arrival of the fire jepartment from Kennett helped prevent destruction of much of the ' district. "Frost Reported As Temperature Declines to 35 The first frost of the season hit Blytheville early Ihls morning, accompanied by the lowest temperature recorded so far this fall. ^ The mercury dropped to a low ^>f 35 degrees and a blanket of frost covered roofs and fields. County Agent Keith Bilbrey said today that he had heard of no field crops suffering from the frost and doubted that any had been hurt. Highest temperature In Blytheville yesterday was 65 degrees, according to Robert B. Blaylock, official weather observer. Lowest temperature of the season prior lo this morning was 40 degrees, recorded Sept, 30. , In Corning, a subfreezing 29 was recorded,' the lowest reading reported In Arkansas this year. Little Rock had 41-degree weather, also a record-low for the year there. Fayelteville and Gilbert had 31. degrees. Arkadclphiv 3» degrees ; and Camden 37 degrees. agoans, preceeded Lane on the stand this morning. All gave and corroborated defense testimony that Lane and Smith were working in & Chicago night club on the night of the burglary. These witnesses were: Allen Levin, a used car dealer who said he introduced Lane and Smith on June 20 when the former became interested in purchasing an interest I., a. night club owned by the latter. Levin, said he went to the night club—called the "Winking pup"—on the night of June 25 and saw Lane behind the bar. Also he testified he talked to Smith later that same night George Smith, Harry's brother and also owner of an equity in the night club, who said he also was Introduced to Lane by Levin on June 20. He also said he saw both in the "Pup" after the two men had gone to a lawyer to have ownership papers drawn up. Impersonation Charged Edward Abbess, who said he was celebrating his wedding annivers- See TRIAL on Page 12 VA May Use Life Insurance Refunds To Collect Debts WASHINGTON, Oct 27—{jP>— The Veterans Administration said today It may dip Into the forthcoming ex-G. I. life insurance dividend to collect up to 430.000,000 <M( that veterans owe the govem- •uard Captain Harry Harringtoi and using another guard as a shield. A burst of machine gun fire from a prison tower failed to stop them. Five of the escapees were reported to have boarded a Pennsylvania Railroad freight train bound for; Reading, Pa. Two others forced J.' L. Elliott, a. stationary store clerk, to drive two blocks in his own car and then shoved him out before • driving ofl. The car was recovered several 'Y' Sponsors Halloween Party And Parade for Monday Night The Blytheville "Y", under the direction of J. P. Giurott, will sponsor it's first Halloween Get-Together Monday night. Farm Bureau Plans Projects For Missco Tlie Public Service Committee of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau met in Osceohi last night and discussed projects on which it will submit recommendations to the county organisation. Bridges, county roads, drainage, telephones, roadside parks and signs, added power lines and natural gas were the topics discussed Mayoi Ben P. Butler, Sr., chairman of the committee, said the iTie party will Include a parade, novles and refreshments, with only .he "trick" gone from the'"Trick or Treat" evening. Prizes are to be awarded to those n the best costumes, ant! (he array of ghosts, witches, and other traditional October 31 characters will assemble at the "Y" at 7:45 p.m. The parade, which Is to be led by the fire truck and a clown, will start at Walnut'and'Sccont Streets and move down Walnut to Franklin Street, South on Franklin Street to Mam Street and West on Main to Sixth Street, where the group turns to return to the "Y" on Walnut Street tor the remainder of the evening.. The refreshments are to be served by the Junior High Parent Teacher's Association, and the prizes and 1 ' • the . r jwo side park facilities irtth highway signs directing tourists to''trieni. Committees were appointed to study these projects and suhrhit them to the Farm Bureau. Present at last night's meeting were Mr. Butler, W. E.'Hagan of Blytheville, Herbert Shipperi of Osceola, M. R. Grlllin of Dell, William Taylor of Reiser, W. A. Webb of Lepanto and'A. G. Phillips of Osce- Other members of this committee Include E. C. Fleeman ol Manila, Harry Wright of Manila, R. L. Ilouck of Luxora, Gerard Caudill of Manila, Phil Brist of Frenchman's Bayou and Frank Dean of Tyronza. Hoffman Urges Western Europe To Unify Economy MONTREAL, Oct. 27. Of}— Paul G. Hoffman today called xipon Western Europe to unity Its econ- hours later, abandoned in Kennett omv | f tt ho|)CS to achieve recovery Square, Pa. under the Marshall Plan. State Police established road lllc Economic Cooperation Ad- blocks throughout the Wilmington rninistrator declared that the con- area and alerted authorities of adjoining states to be on the lookout for the men, described as "dangerous.", Danny Norris, 20-year-old life termer convicted of slaying Wilmington detective Thomas Conaty on Christmas, 1947. asked Harrington for nn aspirin. The convicts then jumped liarrington and Guard Harry Beck. ment. "Somewhere between $20,000,000 and $30.000,00u of such debts may be collected from National Service life Insurance dividends." it said In a news release. "All of the individuals concerned are aware of their Indebtedness to the government and know that It Is deductible from other VA payments to which they may be entitled." The agency said around 60,000 veterans owe .it sbout $70,000,000. The individual alvidend payments will be sufficient to wipe out less than half of that total. Most of the indebtedness consists of overpayments to subsistence allowance for veterans in colleges or training under the GI Bin. Other typc 5 of debt include defaults on loins guaranteed by the government, overpayments ol pensions, compensation or nnempoly- ment allowances. The 42,800,000,000 dividends Is to be paid during the first half of 1950 to »n estimated 16,000,000 veterans. Western feet. Senator McClcllan To Have Conference With Norwegian King OSLO, Norway, Oct. 27. </F) Senator McClcllan of Arkansas and other members of B Senate subcommittee on arms aid were to be received by King Haakon today. The senators arrived here oy Dec. plane yesterday for discussions with Mar. Norwegian officials and were guests May ot the government at a dinner lasl July night. Oct. tinent must create a single markel of all countries west of the Sovtel Iron curtnin to reach financial self- sufficiency. In an address prepared for delivery before the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. foreign aid director also asserted that Ell- rope this year will earn $4,000,000000 less than It must spend to buy necessary imports. Hoffman' said the progress o: Marshall plan countries toward in creasing Industrial and agricultual output Is ahead of schedule. But heavier output of commodities Is not enough, he went on. to put he refreshments and the awarding prizes. Sponsors of the Halloween event hive emphasized the fact that the )arty is for anyone, with no age imits, and that those in the parade will be ruled Ineligible for prizes * they have soap in their pockets or attempt to soap windows or re- vart to the usual tactics of Halloween pranksters. Mr. Oarrott explained that the rarty was to keep the children off :he streets ns much as possible. Last year window-art by the children provided a substitute for the pranks. This was sponsored by the Junior Chamber ol Commerce. Europe on its economic New York Cotton State Sanitation Officer Inspects Blytheville Cafes C. J. Hart, sanitation expert with the food nnd drugs division of Ihe Slate Board of Health, was In Blylheville yesterday checking on sanitation and health standards of cafes and restaurants. Four establishments were visited and inspected by Mr. Hurt, ami he reported that all were In need of Improvement, and that a survey would probably be conducted here next month in an effort to Improve the standards of the eating places. Mr. Hart was In Blythcville after complaints had been registered with Dr. T. T. Hois, director of the State Health cpartment, by Blytheville citizens. Mr. Hart indicated Ih. t the control for such st-.ndards should he local, and that only In rare cases were any steps taken from a slate level to see that there Improvement.'! are made. Blytheville health regulations are those recommended by the state. Open High Low 1:30 2987 2992 2987 2990 2937 2990 2985 2986 2S85 2991 2935 2965 2943 2949 2943 29*5 ..... 2797 2797 2192 2793 Navy Will Seek Denfeld's Ouster Illinois Republican Charges "Retaliation" Because of Testimony WASHINGTON, Oct. 37—(/TV- Rep. Arends (H-I1I) said today he hns been Informed that Admiral Louis Denfeld w'l be asked to resign in. the "next day or two" as chief of naval operations. Arends demanded that the House Armed Services Committee take a hand. He declared It would be nn "insult to congress" if Den- fcld Is kicked out of his post because ho gave testimony to the committee. Dcnrclrt criticized high military policies as n witness ill the Homo group's hearings on differences among the nrmetl services. Humors have circulated since that he would be ousted from the Navy's top post ami that Vice Admiral Forrest T. Sherman would succeed him. Both Ihe Washington Post and the Washington Evening Star published stories today saying Sherman had been called to tho capital. Sherman is now commander of the Mediterranean fleet. Arenas did not disclose the source of his information on Dcn- feld's resignation. Alleges "Hetaliallon" He said, however, ho had "Just been advised, correctly or not," thai It would lie requested within the next day or two. Calling this "malicious retaliation" for Denfcld's testimony Arends said he had wired Chairman Vlnson (D-CJn) to convene Iho House Armed services Committee immediately "In uiect this Insult to the Congress." , Arends, a Republican House loader, l s n member of the committee. "I am shocked beyond description by tills Information," Arends said in a statement. Arends said both Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson and Secretary of the Navy Matthews had assured tho committee that all Navy officers would be entitled to express their views freely on unification and military policy' differences, Arcniis said that In splto ,of these promises v,e now see a CO»T _ . lerrol being,, initiated -in" the Pentagon " .' : ' Tlie Armed Services Committee cannot take this lying down," he said. "Our committee has promised all Navy witnesses the protection of the committee." Pentagon Sources Silent At the pentagon, reporters could not get a definite answer to tho questions about the published stories that Sherman is on the way here. The Post quoted Assistant Secretary or Defense Paul H. Griffith as saying Shnnrmn is being called home. It gave further support to reports that Adrn. Louis Denfcld would be ousted from the Navy high command ns an upshot lo the bitter inter-service quarrel. Sherman Is commander of tho Mediterranean Fleet, now on maneuvers. Griffith indicated he Is one of a group of Navy officers who disagree with t'avy leaders on the place their service should havo under the unification set up. He said the Navy had kepi the dissenting officers from testifying nt recent congressional hearings on the aimed services' row. Denfcld and several other Navy officers charged before the House Armed Services com> Ittec that present Pentagon policies arc wrecking Navy morale and scuttl- i"B offensive power. Tlie hearings were called after Capt. John G, Crommelin gave newsmen copies of secret Navy correspondence assailing these policies. Griffith, in a talk at surnurban Chevy Chase. Md., last night, said C.ommelln was not acting alone He said: "Our official Information Is that It was not nne party alone. Some of the top brass have been dls- New Defiance At Russians Ily the Associated Press Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia tossed more hot words of defiance iit the Soviet Union and its satellites iu retaliation for recent Russian moves against his regime. ' "We shnll fight—and we shall fight cndiiringly" to prevent Yugoslavia's subjugation by Russia, he said in a speech last night in Belgrade. NKVV MANAGER—Darrell Swanner formerly of Mayflclcl, Ky,, Is the new manager of the Montgomery Ward store in Blythevillc. He succeeds K. M. Lashbrook, who was transferred lost week to Ann Arbor Mich., where he will be manager o the Montgomery Ward branch there. Mr. Swhnnor was manager 6 the Ward store in Pans, -ill., prio to his transfer to Blythevillo. Truman Signs Bill for Bridge^ Commission?- WASHINGTON, Oct. 27—(/Pi President Truman yesterday sign eti legislation Congress to Missouri and giving consent compact betwee Tennessee for til construction of 'a bridge across th Mississippi River a', or near Cur iithersviilc, Mo. The compact, creates a Mlssour Tennessee Bridge commission wit authority to plan, construct an operate the bridge and to purcha. and operate ferries across the Mis isslpii! within 25 mites of the brldg site. The communist rebel's fighting ords came shortly alter Russia ad demanded the recall of Tito's nbassador from Moscow and h;..l larged that ho was lavishing amomls on an "American Spy." The espionage agent was named •i the Yugoslav-bo in Metropolitan pcra soprano Zlnka Kunc Milan- re. The singer, now In Belgrade, aid the charge published In tho foscow Literary Gazette was "lust Ily." Tito, In his speech to a visiting Croup nf Kalians who had fought alongside his partisans during the last war, made no reference Uv unconfirmed rumors of Soviet troops movements in the surrounding communist satellite countries. Tito's strength In opvmsiUon to lussisi steins from the fact that was a national military hero vhose partisans attained their lomlnanl position without direct Id of the Red Army. He said: "We know that in tills Irugglc we are fighting for a great, ust cause that will have tremen- lous historical significance for tho uturc," At Lake Success, the United Na- .lons political committee struggled vith another aspect of the troubled Jalkans problem. The United States, Britain, Australia and 3hlna called on all countries to keep arms from reaching Albania and Bulgaria until It has been determined they have stopped ald- ng guerrillas. Church to Award ontract Soybeans Open High Low Close N'ov ...... 225 225 22114 223 Dec 225',i 225'.. 222'( 224 Mch 225?i 226 223 224H May 224 ?1 225 222 223 li Meeting Not Yet Set Nell W. Helm of Caruthersvill •president of the Mlssourl-Tennesse Bridge Commission, said today that a meeting of the group has not yet been scheduled.' The commission was set up under authority of action of the state legislatures In Missouri and Tennessee. Tho plans call for eventual appropriation of federal funds to pay piirt of the bridge construction costs, with the remainder to be financed by a bond Issue. loyal anti that disloyalty to unification, which is the law of the land." Date Set for Hanging Of Gandhi's Assassins NEW DELHI, India, Oct. . —The home ministry announced today that N. V. Goilsc and Narayan Aptc will be hanged Nov. 15 for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in January, 1048. CIO Okays Ford's $100-a-Montk Pension Plan Acceptance by Union May Set Pattern for Other Workers in Automobile and Other Industries Fail Adds Thrill For Spectators At Circus Matinee King Brothers' circus pulled up stakes nte last night and the 52- Iruck convoy headed Cor Forrest City after presenting a matinee and evening performance nt Walker Park fairgrounds. Hie main tent was nearly full :ast night and about three-fourths tull for the matinee. Unscheduled excitement marker tile matinee performance, when girl performer fell about 35 feet during a balancing act and narrowly escaped serious Injury. She was Identified only as a member of the Christian! Famll; riding and tumbling act. She fcl vhen a wood pole on which she was balancing herself broke. Tlie long pole was being held by her male partner. The Injured performer hit the dirt floor of the tent, landing on her neck and one shoulder. However, Floyd King, one of the owners of the circus, said later that she wns not seriously hurt. DETROIT, Oct. 27—W>—T h e automobile Industry marked another milestone in its labor relations history today. ford's $100-n-month pension Plan, first In the Industry, approved. Applying to Ford's 115,000 production workers, the plan was accepted In B vote by the Ford rank and file membership of the CIO United Auto Workers. Unofficially estimated to cost $30,000,000 a year, the plan will be paid for entirely by the company. H Is the major part of a ten Mnts an hour package anil In general follows ihe recommendations of President Truman'i fact- finding commission dispute. In the iteel For the time being at least Us approval assured peace in the auto industry. Pensions have been the UAW's- CIO's No. I objective In \ls 1949 bargaining drive. A wage Increase was sidetracked at Ford In favor of pensions. Late last night the union announced "overwhelming" approval from the rank and file. This was based to large degree on the vote at Ford's big Rouge plant, previously, however, the vote In others of Ford's 50 factories was said to be running heavily in favor of acceptance. .Rouge'j key vote wu announced at 32,392 In favor as against 7,130 opposed. The Ford plan provides that a worker who retires at the age of 65 after 30 years service will be paid $100 a month, Inclusive of social security benefits. 7',cllremcnl Compulsory at 68 Retirement at 65 Is voluntary, at 68 It Is compulsory. Under the now approved new contract with the UAW, Ihe company will contribute 8% cents an hour to the pension plan. The worker pays nothing Into the plan, The company will apply the remainder of the 10 cents package to health and welfare benefits, the so-called fringe terms of the contract. There b> no wage Increase. The auto worker's average pay Is about $! 65 an hour. The now Ford contract runs for two and a half years. A minority left wing group wilh- In the UAW had opposed the plan as "inadequate." Whether It would be the OAW's "model" for other auto companies remained to be determined. The UAW, backed by a strike vote In Detroit, currently seeks It for Chrysler's 10,000 workers ind plnns to dmeand It of General Motors lor anithcr 225,000. Chrysler and the union now are negotiating. Tlie -GM contract Is not responsible until next spring. Agi'ee ' ~ On Construction To Cost $269,444 The Construction Committee of the First Methodist Church last night agreed to award the contract for a sanctuary to Ben H, White and Sons, Blytheville contractors, after the firm submitted a revised bid of '$230,444. Last week the firm had submitted a bid of $305,247, but alterations were worked out with the architect allowing for the cut In the bid. No official action was taken last night, and the Rev. Roy I. Bngley, pastor, said today that the committee will not formally grant Ihe contract until the architect 'has completed his plans to include the alterations. The contract must be granted within the next three weeks to bt valid. Ceremonies to Be Held Sunday The ground-breaking ceremonies lave been scheduled for Sunday and a program of the activities will announced tomorrow. The sanctuary will have a seating capacity of approximately' 000 "and will be erected on "the site of the old parsonage, at Seventh and Main and will be connected with the church's present education bulM- In,,. A new parsonage 'Is under construction at Ninth and Walnut Street. The Rev. Mr. Baglcy explained that In ;he altered plans for the sanctuary the tower will be stopped nt 35 feel and will be finished later, some proposed masonry walls will be made of wood, and floor coverings included In the construction bid withdrawn. The construction committee, headed hy J. W. Adams, chairman, and J. L. Gunn, secretary, has been granled authority by the church to award the contract or take other action relative to the proposed sanctuary. Other members of the commitlce arc: B. A. Lynch, R. A. Nelson, Dr. J. L. Guard, U. S. Branson, Jesse Taylor. Harvey Morris and the Rev. Mr. Bagley. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 144 1-4 Weather Arkansas forecast; Fair and a little warmer tonight. Friday partly cloudy and warmer In east and south portions. ' Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Friday. Warmer tonight and cast and south Friday; low tonight 40-45 cast; high Friday 70-75. Minimum this morning—35. Maximum yesterday—85 Sunset today—5:12. , Sunrise tomorrow—6:17. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am. today—none. Total 'since Jan. 1—49.19- Mean, temperature (midway between high and low)—50. Mean temperature for Oct.—63. .'.mcr Tobacco 73 1-3 Anaconda Copper 23 7-8 Beth Steel 30 Chrysler ti 3-4 Coca Cola 161 Gen Electric 38 Gen Motors ^fontgome^y Ward N Y Central .... Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .. Studcbaker Standard of N J .. Texas Corp 60 7-8 53 1-4 10 i-2 28 1-2 21 1-2 21 3-4 1.1 17 1-2 25 1-4 73 1-2 63 1-4 N. O. Cotton Open Hieh Low 1:30 Dec, 2982 2986 2931 '»S3 Mar 2933 29E6 2383 <983 May 2983 2986 2931 2«82 July 2935 2940 M35 2935 Oct 2730 2790 2766 276S

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