FAOR SIXTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW3 Soldiers Sandbag Winnipeg Levees To Halt Red River TUESDAY, MAY 16, . WINNIPEG, Man,. May 16. «?)— * Hip-booted volunteers and soldires plted more nnd more sandbags behind Winnipeg's sodden levees today, hoping they would sttll hold ns Hie Red River's flood crest surged through Uie greater Winnipeg nrcn. Brig. Ronald Morton, flood control chief, warned "a catastrophe oould still hnppei]." But curly today the Red and its two tributaries, the Seine and Assinibplne, had held steady for 30 hours at 30.1 feet. That was 12 feet above flood stage for the district but represented a drop of one-tenth of a foot from the 1950 high reported Sunday. Kcsltlcnts Kcnialn Though the Army had completed final plans for a rapid clearing of the entire area If torrential rains should again raise the river much higher, there appeared some slack- Ing off in the steady stream of women and children who have been leaving the city. Already an estimated 80,000 have gone to safer villages and towns north, east nncl west of the city. They left in answer to official appeals for a .voluntary lightening of the loud on the city's overtaxed public utilities. But where thousands bad crammed railway and bus stations during tbe weekend, only a few hundred today were moving to the safety of dry centers. Crest Ts Passing D. Kf. Stephens, deputy minister of natural resources for Manitoba, said last night tbe river's crest was passing the metropolis. He predicted the waters would start a gradual drop at noon today if no complications occurred. However, Army flood control authorities still warned that "tragedy of fife or further loss of property still Is quite possible." Heavy rains anywhere in the watersheds of the three rivers, they said, might quickly wipe out any gains and send the streams surging still higher. ' The Assiniboine already was rising slightly miles west In Saskatchewan, but no serious trouble was •wpected from this. Workers Strain On Meanwhile weary, water-soaked workers on tbe soggy, strained dikes continued their anxious labor to bolster the protecting earthworks. Even tf the waters slowly receded us expected, the levees still might give way. Experts said the Red and Its two tributaries would have to fall live fert at lefist before greater Winnipeg's dikes could be called out nf danger. The workers were busiest at tbe seven - mile long Lyndale Dike, which skirts Winnipeg's twin city of St. Boniface and its Norwood -suburb. Hearing is Set For Assault Case Preliminary hearing will be held in Municipal Court here tomorrow for Oscar Haskins, 40-year-old farmer of near Victoria, who ts charged with assault with a deadly weapon after the shooting of his son Saturday, Deputy Sheriff cliff Cannon said today, Haskias Is being held In the Mississippi County jail at O.sceola. His soii| "Junior" Ha-skins, was not seriously injured. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III., May 16. W'J—(USDA)— Hogs 14,500; uneven; weights 180 Ibs up steady to or 15 lower than average Monday; top 25 lower: 170 Ibs down 50 or 75 lower; sows steady to ?5 Jower; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 19.60-65: top 19.75 for moderate number; 250-270 Ibs 19.10-50; odd lots 270-300 Ibs 18.4 -19.10; 140-110 Ibs 17.00-19.00; 100-130 Ibs 13.2516.50; sows 400 Ibs down 16.25-17.00; 410-500 Ibs 15.25-lfl.OO; heavier weights 14.00-75; stags 10.00-12.00. Cattle 3000; calves 2000; Inquiry active for steers and heifers; opening sales strong; fesv loads high small lots high good yearling steers medium slaughter steers 25.25-27.50; to 30.00; choice quality 1100 In feeder steers 28.00; good heifers and mixed yearlings 27.50-29.25; common and medium 22.00-27.00; good cows 21.50-22.50; common and medium cows 19.00-21.00; canners and cutters 15.00-19.00. Obituaries Rites Conducted For Melvin Kifcr Funeral services for Melvin Kifer, fatally shot Friday night at Holland, Mo., were held Sunday at the Holland Baptist Church. Rites were conducted by members of the Latter Day Sainls Church. Elder Hunter officiated and burial was in Ml. Zion Cemetery with German Funeral Home of Stcele in charge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doris Kifcr; four sons, Donald, Clarence, Allen and Tommy, all of Holland; one daughter, IJndn Jean Klter of Fresno, Calif,; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Kifer, of Holland; four brothers, Theodore Kifer, Holland, Alton, Dell, Ark., and Raymond nnd Hollis Kifer of San Pablo, Calif.; and five sisters, Mrs. Thelma Bishop, Stcele, Mrs. Ova Tiinkersley, Gosnell, Mrs. Ethel Barnes, Knoxvllle, Term., Mrs. Dorothy Downs and Mrs. Alma wise both of Paducah, Ky. • * « Former Blytheville Woman's Uncle Dies Word was received here today ol the death or Albert Wiley of Memphis, an uncle of Mrs. Louise Crane Hiler. formerly of Blytheville. Mr. Wiley died yesterday a t Memphis, and services are to be conducted at I p.m. tomorrow at the Woodville. Tenn., Methodist Church, with National Funeral Home of Memphis in charge. Hearing Set on Irregularities At U.S. Army Finance Center WASHINGTON, May 16. (/Pj—A House Armed Services subcommittee will open public hearings tomorrow on the military phases of alleged irregularities at the Army Finance center nl St. Wills. The full committee agreed today that a check on matters involving military personnel at the center should be undertaken, Rep. Kilday (D-Tex) heads the inquiry group named by Chairman Vinson (D- Ga) of the full committee. KihJay told reporters that Karl liendetsen, assistant to the secretary of the Army, v.ill ue the first witness, liendetsen has been handl-' IHK details of an Army investigation at the center for the secretary. Kilday said the committee also will hear: Maj. Gen. E. M. Foster. Army chief of finance, to whom the commanding officer of the St. Louis Negro Church Alliance Meets The Blylheville Negro Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance yesterday voted to support a fellowship meeting to be conducted Sunday at the Burdctte Chapel. . At the meeting yesterday, presided over by Rev. L. D. Davenport, the various churches represented gave reports on spring eavngelisti- cal services. The reports Included; True Light Baptist Church, 40 additions; St. Paul's Methodist Church, 64; Burdettc Methodist Chapel. 11; Bethel A.M.E., 16; Negro First Baptist, 26; Pilgrim' Rest Baptist, 28; Enoch Chapel, four; Carter Temple, six; Negro First Baptist at Frenchman's Bayou, 18; and Luxora C.M.E., six . center reports; and Maj. Gen. Louis A. Craig, Army inspector general, who sent 14 representatives from his office to check into the center Kflday said a witness also will be brought in from the general accounting office. Kilday said he does not expect to go Into reports that alleged Communists and fellow travelers are employed at the center unless evidence indicates this affects military phases. A House Civil Service subcommittee, when it first began looking into the center's operations last May, said rcportc, presence of Communists there was one matter that should be looked Into. The new investigation will be the sixth into allegations of Communist infiltration, muddled records and overpayments to military de- dependents at the center. Russians Charge Iran with Using U.S. Experts to Make Aerial Surveys carrying out of these measures, foreigners are being bro- jht in and, n particular, American experts." The Russian note said the Iranian Oil Co., Ltd., hart ben organized to seek oil In Northern Iran and was making aerial photographs, topographical surveys and geological researches. MOSCOW, May 10. (fl'j—The Soviet Union has accused Iran of using American experts to make aerial surveys of "military significance" along the Russian-Iranian border. The use of such foreign experts, said a Russian note delivered to the Tehran government, "can create a danger to the frontiers of the U.S.S.R." Such action. Russia added, is "incompatible with good neighborly relations" between Iran and Russia. The note, made public last night, called on Iran's government to "eliminate the abnormal position that has been created." Russia said the border surveys, allegedly made during oil prospecting operations in North Iran, should be carried out by Iranians. (In Washington, a state Department official termed the Russian demand "'ust anc;f/r fantastic Soviet story with no basis in fact.'') The Russian communication declared the Soviets did not object to Iranians developing the northern border areas, but that they did not want Americans doing it. The note made clear that the Russians believe military intelligence operations arc Included In the work done by these Americans. "The Iranian government," the Russian note wrote, "continues U) carry out In the areas of the Sovlet- Iraninn frontier measures which, as is evident, are of military significance and what is more, for the YOUR DODGE IS ON TH re ready now to take order for Quick Delivery '*' 's the linio to g l; i y OU r order in. MHp p§ <4 wrrfAir~fs nn ' 1 von can own a now 1950 Bigger Value Dodge ,/ you «a at oirce/ 1950 DODGE ew d 0 /t ars mor e BLYTHEV!LLEMOTOiTCO The Soviets said they protested ast March against the use of foreigners for the surveys when the planning organization for Iran's seven-year development plan announced it was calling for bids for icrial surveys In Northern Iran. Iran has not replied to this Sovie' Jrotcst, the Russians added. Iran's oil production presently comes from rich fields In the south, operated by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., a British company. Some years ago, American interests sought an oil concession in Northern Iran bui later abandoned the project. Crime Probers Ask Data Check WASHINGTON, May 16. (;F)_'rhe Senate committee Investigating gambling and crime has asked Virgil f'etcrscn, Chicago Crime Commission director, for a look at information his group has rounded up. The request was made by the committee's newly-appointed chief counsel. Rudolph Halley. Halley .said today he hopes to have the nucleus of a staff—three or four aides—at work by the end of (he week gathering information for the 5150.000 nation-wide crime probe. The committee staff already has had a fill-in on blg-tlme gambling and bookmaking data collected by a Senate commerce subcommittee studying anti-gambling legislation. Arkadelphia Youth Heads State's Student Councils ARKADELPHIA. Ark., May 16. (AP)— Jimmy Echols. son of Mr. and -Mrs. Cleo Echols, has been elected president of the Arkansas Association of Student Councils. The Arkadelphta High School student council was elected to the presidency ot (he state group at the spring convention. The lo;al council in turn chose Echols for its president and as state president. Pound Value Down LONDON, May 16. W>j—Domestic purchasing power of the pound sterling has depreciated about one- fifth in the last five years. Sir Stafford Cr.pps told the House of Commons today. Russians Cut E. Germany's Reparation Bill BERLIN, May IB. (/]>>— Russia announced a sharp cut in East Germany's \var reparations bill today. The news touched oil a big Communist propaganda campaign extolling Soviet "generosity and helpfulness." Anti-Communist Germans and allied officials promptly labeled Prime Minister Stalin's reparations cut an empty gesture and "phony bookkeeping" aimed at countering the recent announcement that occupation controls would be relaxed in Western Germany. Moscow liadio disclosed Stalin informed East German Premier Otto Grotewohl that Russia was cutting the balance of the Soviet occupation zone's reparations bill In half leaving $3.171,000,000 to be paid in* the ne>;l 15 years. Moscow's original demand made at Potsdam in 1945 was for $10,000,000,000 In war reparations. Stalin's letter was In reply to an, East German request for a reduction to "aid demoncratic reconstruction" in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany. Swollen White River ts Reported Falling LITTLE ROCK. May 16. W)—The swollen White River was reported falling today at one of Its most critical points—Newport. It already had been falling upstream after having been shoved above flood levels by heavy rains last week, inundating thousands of acres of bottomland. Korean Guerrilla 'Wins' Battles But Loses Head SEOUL. Korea, May 16. Wj—Kim Tal San lias never lost a battle and lie never will, the Communist Nortl Korea radio boasted today, The broadcast said the noted guerrilla leader "will gain more achievements." Kim's last achievement, South Korea Army officers said, wns the "triumphal" entry into Seoul last month of his head, pickled in a en of gasoline. Paragould Population Hike Shown by Census PARAGOULD, May 16. W)—The unofficial population of Paragould was announced today as 9.6GO bj Rupert Blalock. district census supervisor, in Jo'nesbbro. Enumeration at Paragould wa< the first completed In the five- county district of northeast Arkansas. Faragould's new figure represents an increase of 2,581 persons over the 1940 census. The count for Greene Countj was lifted as 30.204, only 1,068 above ten years ago. Marriage Licenses The following couples have ob- ininert marriage licenses at the office ot the county clerk. Miss Elizabeth Dlytlic: Virgil E. Tolbcrt and Miss Margaret- Louise Langston, both of Bly- theviile. Pete Everett Hardesty and Miss Bcaulah Mae Nunnery, both of Bly- thcville. Clyde Quails and Miss Madge Downing, both of Blytheville. Realtors Asking End of Controls WASHINGTON, May. 1«. The National Association of Real Bstate Boards nsked Congress today to let federal rent controls die on June 30, "because the need no long. er exists." . Calvin K. Snyder, secretary of the realtors' Washington committee, made the request to the House Bank- Ing Committee He said there U an ample supply of housing to meet demand — although "the greatest percentage is for sale largely ax a, result of federal meddling in jg» market through control." ' Iff The committee Is considering a bill to extend federal rent poweri for a year beyond the June x 30 expiration date. Norwegian Plane Crashes OSLO, Norway, May 16. (/P)—A Norwegian airlines flying boat crashed while taking off last night, sinking six minutes after it hit the water. All 33 persons on board were saved by some passengers received minor injuries. • ..-.,..--_ _• ^-' :• *•"*£ ^jf^v?* What do yoii "iji^af|| CHICKEW Ml Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 4422 P*o INDEED, pennies aren't chicken feed these days —not when you spend them for electricity! Because the pennies that buy your electric service are just about the hardest working coins in your famrly budget! Yarnum-clean (t large rtign Tell yon the correct lime for a week Light R 100-witlt liufb more tiinn 3 hour* Tonsl 35 slices of hrcad Wash half your family laundry ihis week Run your radio for an entire evening • What else in your family budget does so much to make life easy, healthful, comfortable—for so little cost? For instance, a little, lowly penny will do any one of these things for you: « "J1KKT rOKMSS ARC1IKR" for lirlichtful romrely. CHS—Sundays—S P. M., CcnlrlJ Tijaa. Ark-Mo Power Co.
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