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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Attend Armistice Day Celebration Here Thursdav BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS __ THE DOMINANT NKWRPAPE-n n» kTr,r,^rrr».«on, ,r, ... ' -«..<» 1 I PS-' VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 200. _____________ _ __ Blytheville Courier Blythcvllle Dolly News ™ E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND ' MISSOURI Mfesteipp^valleyj^er l^'TmOVlhLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVBMRRR «. mi SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FORECASTS 18,243,000-BALE COnONCROP i • • •& i M _. * ' ' •"-' i .._.-,,. i ^^^^^ T^^ ^^™ ^^^^^- HB • Celebration Thursday Expected To Attract Thousands to BlytheviHe This Is the nfth consecutive yeai- that the Dud Cason post of the American Legion has sponsored the observance of an Armistice Day celebration, which each year lias tfftracled thousands of people. It has grown annually until this year it is believed that the day's program will equal any given In much larger towns for the same occasion. With band concerts on the down streets beginning ut 10:30 o'clock, the celebration will formally begin .witli the zero hour salute by members of Company M national guard unit, at 11 o'clock, at the same lime Ihe entire United Slates ' !s paying.respect for the signing of i ' Hie Armistice. Big bombs will go high Into the air before exploding for this salute and the festivities will continue until after the (lance at tne city auditorium Friday night with a- program which has entertainment for everyone. After the zero hour salute, the public is invited to tlie city auditorium to hear the singing contests of the city school stijdcnU for which prizes of $5 and $l6 will bi awarded. Tlie harmonica bane concert, wilh prizes of $2 and SI will be held before a hrief address ay D: L.-Ford, state commlssionei of revenues. -...;.."To, .-Dedicate Marker There .will be more band concerts down town until one o'clock when the Charlevpix chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate n bronze marker to the pioneers of Mississippi county. Miss Cordelia Wilhitc. chairman of the committee to choose the marker, will present it to Mrs James B. Clark as representative of the chapter. Mrs. Clark will then present it to Herman Cross postmaster and representative of government authority He will then give It lo Mayor Williams who will represent the city and place thc marker on the post prepared for it. L. E. Olds, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution will make a brief talk. The committee to choose the marker was composed of Miss Wilhite as chairman, Mrs. R. c. Hose Mrs. C. P. Tucker and Mrs.-Clark Fireworks Herald Parade Daylight fireworks at five minutes before two o'clock will herald the parade. In this contest which is expected to be the most Interesting of Ihe celebration there will be prizes of $50. $35 and $15 for the best decorated car or float, prizes of S2 and $1 for the besl decorated bicycle and $5 for the b?st singing float. There will also be daylight fire, works before the Blylheville- Searcy football game. This will be followed by the annual conference ineeling of the fifth district American Legion and "Open House" at the hut for oil ex-service men. R. W. Sisson of Little Rock. Gov. Bailey Is Deer Hunting At Lake Village LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 8 (UP)— Oov. Carl IS. Bailey was deer hunting in Chicot county, according lo attaches of his office. 'Hie executive left Little Rock Saturday morning to Inspect Stun- mlns farm in Jefferson counly and went directly lo Lake Village Saturday night. Af(er hunting all day llic governor's schedule called for lm» to drive to Memphis, where he will board a train for Pittsburgh to attend a National Hotel Men's association meeting-. DilrlHg his visit In Pittsburgh the governor will invite the national association to hold Us 1038 meeting in Arkansas. Lt. Gov. Dob Batley of Russcll- vllle will ariive here Tuesday morning to become acting governor during the three days Gov. Bailey will be out of the slate. Georgia Governor Say. Aged Mother Proteclec Herself Supreme Court Again Rebuffs Challenge Of His Position state commander of the American Legion will be the main sneaker at the meeting called for 3:30 o'clock. He will speak on Legion matters paying particular atten- - tion to membership. Dr. L. H. McDanlel of Tyronza, the district commander, will preside at the meeting and Bert Presson of Little Rock, state adjutant, will also make a short talk at the meeting. Representatives from all the posts in the fifth district will be present at this meeting. The posts . are located at Tyronza, Jonesboro. Marion. Monclte, Caraway, Welner. Hnrrisburg, Lcpanto, Tra- miin. Marked Tree, Earle and Blytheville. A boxing and wrestling show will he staged at the legion arena Thursday night, featuring local boxers and an all-star wrestling card. Dance Concludes Program Rudy Heise and his orchestra will play for the dance at the city hall Thursday night as the concluding celebration. They come here direct from Hotel Jefferson in St. Louis. Jimmy Edwards, who is In charge of arrangements for the dance, has sent out around SCO Inltatlons to Luxora. Ooceola, Wilson, Driver, Jonesboro. Memphis Paragould, Carrtwe.Tl, Manila Lcachvllle, Steele, Holland, Car- uthersvllle, Hayll, Kennett, Port- agevllle. Sikeston, Charleston and Plggott, WASHINGTON. Nov. 8 (0P) _ Tlie supreme court loday rebuffed another challenge to the right of Justice Hugo L: Black to sit on the high bencli as th e new Justice revealed lie is now participating fully in his supreme court duties. The court denied a petition by a sroup of Florida securities dealers for reconsideration of their motion seeking lo bring an appeal against constitutionality of "the securities and-exchange commission. In requesting reconsideration the Florida group charged that Black was not legally a member of the court and that they had been injured by his participation in consideration of their petition. i, The order of the supreme court denying this request did not indicate that Block had absented himself from participalion in the Absence of specific indication to the contrary usually indicates that the justice has participated in consideration of a petition. Accused Of Posing As Officer, Taking Money Andrew Brennon, local truck driver, will he given a preliminary hearing late this afternoon on a charge of impersonating an officer afler having been arrested Saturday night. Brennon, who is 35, is accused of telling a man ( visitor at Harris park that he was an officer and ^^smi, »L 4/1 H^SL u that if tile man would give him I caused the second run. $5 he would not arrest him on a i A smal l house on J. L. C. fe E, ATLANTA. On., NOV. „ ,„,,_ Gov. E. D. Rivers ol Georgia lotoj staunchly defended his mother, Mrs R. C. Kelly, who was arrested night In Nashville. Ark.. um charged with assault with intent t< murder. Rivers said his mother was "entirely justified" in protecting lie] home against forcible Intrusion. I Mrs. Kelly, the former Mrs. J. M (Anne) Rivers, admitted she shot J. R. Page. 08, Nashville alderman In the abdomen because of a "disagreement". Tlie governor "justified" h I s mother's act after considering by long distance telephone with sheriff C. A. Dildy al Nashville am with his brother, James Rivers whom he sent to aid his mother Entirely Justified Gov. Rivers said the sheriff "informed me . . . that my mother was entirely justified in protecting her home against the forcible intrusion and the sympathies of Ihe entire county were with her. "The sheriff also stated that tho posting of recognizance fbond) in such a maltcr was legal routine which under the circumstances should conclude the incident." James Rivers arranged bond of $500 for Mrs. Kelly. The governor quoted the sheriff as saying Page, a distant relative of, the-Rivers, had admitted blame for the shooting al)d would not prosecule. Mrs. Kelly, Ihe governor stated had been placed under medical treatment because of shock from the incident. "Her condition of health for years has not been =>ood and has necessitated her living the life of ti recluse," he said. "She has lived In Mineral Springs (Ark.) for the past 30 or 40 years, declining all our efforts to have her come to live with us in Georgia., She felt thc property of HIR water there was an aid to her ..." City Firemen Kept Busy On Sunday Three fires Sunday kept the city fire department busy. The first of these was at 7:30 A. M.. when a Hying spark burned a small hole in Ihe roof of the house occupied by Miss Hardy Blackwell. at the corner of East, and Laclede streets. A grass fire. In the yard of Mrs. Reagan, at 421 East cherry street, charge of drunkenness. The man told officers he gave Brennon tlie money and then reported the case police. New York Cotton street, near Lilly, was destroyed by fire late yesterday afternoon which started from an oil stove in the | kitchen. The house, owned by L. A. j Smith, was occupied by a family I named Hughes. NEW LORK, Nov. 8 (UP)—Colton closed firm. open high low close Dec 710 782 753 782 750 761 16G 773 783 780 760 791 790 805 Jan 766 750 Mar 773 785 May 778 793 Jul 782 197 °ct ••.. 793 806 Spots closed steady at 797, up 12. Vew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 8 (UP) — Strength came to the cotton market today following the unprecedented 18,243,000 bale government orccast and futures closed very •teady 8 lo 12 points above Sat- irday's close. Speculative and trade buying entered the market soon after the reopening following Issuance of he forecast. Buoyed by higher .terllng and gold prices, thc buy ng carried iiie futures past the previous close In an unusual re- ccplion for annoncement of the argest American cotton crop .in history. Dec. ., Jan. .. Mar. . May Jul. .. Oct. open .. 781 .. 776 .. 779 .. 784 . 788 800 high 793 786 792 799 803 812 low close 760 172 767 772 180 183 793 788 792 798 802 812 Spols closed steady at '792, up 7. Spot Arerayc Is 7.82 The average price of 7-8 Inch niddllng cotton on the 10 spot mar. ;cts today was 7.82,'the Blylhevliie Board of Trade reported. To Speak Here Thursday It. W. "Bob"'sisson Ford Among Ihe principal speakers on tl,o Uud Ciison American Legion POSt-s Armistice program here Tljursday ,,rc R. VV. steou. comumnder of the state department of the) America,, U'gion, and n. [,. Puni, . state commissioner of revenue.'!. BY - BOB BURNS No matter, what form ol animal life you study you'll fiu<j out there's always a. menace of some kind to make It tough for 'cm. While a little squirrel Is working hard to store up nuts for the winter, lie has'la keep on the alert all the time for hawks and eagles or some larger animal that is liable to prey upon him. All the while the merchant is working hard trying to make some money, there are promoters ngurlng out schemes to take It away from him. I dropped in on an uncle of mine down home who runs a pet shop one day. He was sittin' in the back of his shop with his face In his hands. He says "Sometimes-'I get so discouraged!" He says "These racketeers In business keep holdln' me down." I says "What are they doin' to you now?" and he says "Well, here I worked all morning, dyeing a. sparrow yellow so he would look like a canary and a crook comes along and gives me, a' counterfeit dollar bUl for HI" )ell Farmer Accused of Murdering Youth; Quick Acquittal For Chitmon Trial of Percy Shellon Dell nnner,-accused of-Ihe murder of J. D. Stamey, Dell youth, several veeks ago, was underway in circuit criminal court here today. The state seeks to convict shcl- on, charging that ho beat young Stamey over the head with an auto- nobile emergency brake handle at the home of a negro, where the vhltc men met. Tlie state will offer vidcncc purporting to show that jhelton was thc aggressor mid thai Slamey wns unarmed at the time Only one slate witness had'been xamined up until noon today Shellon Is expected lo offer a )lea of self defense, claiming thai Stamey wns armed, (hat there had een 111 feeling between the two nd relatives and that Stamey was he aggressor. Bruce rvy, district prosecutor and Is assistant. H. G. pnrUow. were presenting the -state's case with Gene E. Bradley representing tlie efendant. A quick verdict of acquittal 'vns •turned in (he case of Dick Chtt- non, charged with Ihe murder of is step father, J. M, Coins, near losnell, by a jury late Friday, ihltmon claimed that he shot in slf defense after h e and Corns ad quarrelled and the latter had hrcatenecl him and was coming pon him with a weapon. Chitmon's lother. who was slightly wounded t the time, testified In support of er son's account of the shooting. Claude P. Cooper was attorney for chltmon. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UP)--The stock market gave an uncertain performance today, breaking sharply at the owning and later show- Ing a little support In dull trading. AT&T 149 ,. 8 Anaconda Cop 25 7-8 Assoc DO '' 4i licth Steel \ '.'' 47 3.9 Boeing Air 22 1-2 Chrysler " 675.3 Coca Cola ng Gen Eicc ;;;;; 38 M Gen Mot 39 j_4 Int Harvest 64 1-2 Montgomery Ward 37 3.4 N Y central 185-8 Packard 53-8 Phillips Pet '.'.'.'.'.'. 41 Radio i 3.4 Schcnley Dist '...'.'.' 28 3-4 Simmons " 34 Socony vac '...'.'.'.'.'.' 15 3-8 SW Oil N J 49 j.g Texas Corp ' 41 U S Smelt .. 63 ::::::;::;; 5 < 1-4 Dec. May Chicago Wheat open high low close 841-2 801-4 841-8 861-8 853-4 87 851-8 867-8 Chicago Corn open high low close Dec. 55 551-2 545-8 551-8 May 571-4 573.4 56 7 . 8 57] . 2 IB. F. M. SIHI Succeeds Rev. M, N. Johnston; Rev. Wade Is To Continue Here Blytlieville is to have a new prencHer for the Lake street Methodist church. It was announced at the closing! session of the North Arkansas conference in Ft. Smith last night. The Rev. P. M. Sweet, formerly pastor at Mo- netlc, will be pastor of Hie Lake Street Methodist church, Ife succeeds thc Rev. M. N. Johnston who will become pastor at Mo- Jiettc. The Rev. A. w. Harris will be tin) new pastor for the Blytlie- ville circuit of rural churches.. Ife will succeed. Iho Rev. P. E. Ramsey, who will have the West Blytheville circuit and the Rev. J H. Holt, will be supply pastor for Garden Point and Riverside. The Rev. H. Lynn Wnde will remain as pa.slor of thc First McLh- odlsl church. He wns also ap- polnled director of the superannuate endowment for the Jonesboro district. The Rev. R. c. Morehead remains at Osceola. the Rev. W. F. Cooley at Joiner. Ihe Rev. E. w. Faulkner at Wilson, the Rev. J. T. Handle nt the Luxora-Kelser churches. Officers See Suicide Attempt In Man's Act William Holly, 20, of Steele cut his mck severely late Saturday In what officers said was an attempt lo Injure himself or to end his life. According lo Henry Powell, chief of police at Sleelc, Holly had attempted suicide on n number of previous occasions. Matrimonial troubles were blamed for the Incident. Holly was brought lo the Bly- thevllle hospital but was removed to his home yesterday. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 1)1., Nov. 8. (UP)—Hogs: receipts. 14,000. Top, 9.75 Bulk sows, 8.15-8.60 Cattle; receipts, 6.000. Steers. 9.00-9.25 Slaughter steers. 6.00-16.25 Mixed yearlings, hellers, 6.00-8.50 Slaughter heifers. 525-15.25 Beef cows, 4.75-6.00 Cutters and lowiculters, 3.50-4.50. DID YOU KNOW REOCRQBB that fifty, cents out of each dollar you. pay for membership Is kept In your local Red Cross Chapter? Leachville Woman Fatally Hurl While Walking Along Highway (8 One ibml and four Injured Is >o toll of highway accidents In Ihls ccctlon over tlie week end. Mrs. Eva Unison of u-nchvllle died al the si, Bernard hospllnl. Jonesuoro. yesterday mariiltiK afl- er having been slruck by an automobile whllo walking 0 ,, lhc highway, Louclla Workman, five- year-old granddaughter O f Mrs May Winters of near Slcclc, Is In <i serious condition at the Ulylho. vine hospital from injuries received when hit by n car, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Robertson, of Armore! were seriously hurt 'when their car was slruck by n truck near Hclromb, MO., and L. H. Qoodc of Dnsscll, wn.i Injured when lib wagon was struck by a car, driven by a negro who did not stop. He was laler arrested. Was \Valkhif On Highway Mrs. Hulson was walking cast or Leflchvlllc on Highway 18 lale' Saturday night when struck by n car driven by Sam Keys, of Flint, Mich., who was visiting relatives' nt, Manila, ^hc was given first nld ut LfHClivllle before being moved to Ihe Joncsboro hospllnl where she died yeslordtvy morning, at seven o'clock, Funeral arrangements are Incomplete for Mrs Hutson, wh< tooved to Leachvlllo two .month ago from Hush; Ark. She wns 4 years of. age. Besides her husband Ran Hutson, she Is nlso survlvec by two sons, Tom and Robert, am one daughter, Mildred. Tltey re sided on the Bryant farm norll of Lcaehvlllc. Louella Workman has a fine turo'l skull, u broken leu, a broken nnn and her hand and flngeri baclly crushed ns the result o having been struck by Hobert Al cxamler. of Tyrom.a. The acctilcnt which was declared unavoidable by relatives of the child, occurrcc Into yesterday nflornoon In fron; of Ihe child's home. She was walking along Highway 61, returning home from visiting neighbor, when one calle u lo her from across Die rond. She darted inlo llic palh .of Mr. Alex- Investigate Kidnaping Of Arkansas Sherifl MKMPHIS. Nov. a UI) 1 )—Fcili'ial nucnts loduy InvcsllantiM the kid- naping last Friday of sheriff W. C Criicf, MonllcWIo. Ark., by two con- vlcls who drove lo Memphis' mid released the olllcer here. Ciuce snui he wns returning with Joe Jones and u prisoner, immed I.lpscomb, to Montlccllo from Yanao City, Miss., when the pnlr overpowered him uiiil look his car. The two men t li w lo Memphis nnd released UK, siu^r n((oi . , nk]n j. hl« «iin nml promised to ••return the pistol In n week." Sherlf/ orMCO suld Ihe men were charged with buryltu-y at Monll- High Tribunal' Remands Hollis Ray Case For New Trial LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 8 (UP)— The slale supreme court loday reversed and remanded for new trial Ihe denIh sciilcncc given Hollis Ray by a Sarcy county circuit court on n first degree murder charge, Attorneys for Tiny, in making nn nppenl from the lower court's decision, contended successfully that the judge's action hi Inslnicllng , -•- , lhc Jury to fix tho man's punish- before being ment, without first fixing hh imllt ''•"••'• i-"—"-' wna contrary (o law. The verdict of « Grand county circuit court In-awarding R. L Maxwell 15,000 against the Missouri Pacific railroad company foi thc death,of.his•IS-mMtJif-md ton, Was Uph6ld^\)y_',thj: t£iy\iudlj ' L-~ * Maxwell had sued for $15,000 in circuit-court after the child had been killed on April 1(1, 1934 by u passenger train, operated by UP railroad company. Tho decision of th c Phillips county circuit court, In denying ihe suit of tho Helena wholesale grocery seeking to collect two $500 notes' from H. D. Moore, wns upheld by tlie higher court. Tte court held that because thc notes were not due until Nov. 15, 1837 that the suit was brought prematurely. ander's car, which coming , south. A Holt ambulance broiighl her lo the Blythcville hospital. She Is the daughter of Mrs. Raymond Funderburk, c{ Den- Ion, Mo., but has made her homo with her grandmother all of her life. t'nr, Truck Collide Mr. nnd Mrs. T, R, Robertson received Injuries which will keep them abed for some lime when their car was struck by a Iruck near Holcomb. Mo.. Saturday night. They were taken to thc Blythcvlllc hospital In a Cobb ambulance. Mr. Robertson has a baclly fractured knee and scalp wounds and Mrs. Robertson has n broken arm nnd severe scalp wounds. An unlighted wagon wn.s blamed for the accident. Tlie Rob- ertsons, who were cnroule to Qu- lln, Mo., to visit Mrs. Robertson's sister, attempted to pass the wagon which thc truck driver, apparently did not sec. Thc approaching truck slruck Ihe right fender of the car and threw Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, who were In thc front seat, through thc wind-, shield. Their son and daughter, Estclle, 2, and Lawrence, 14. who were on the back scat, were only slightly Injured, seriously damaged. Mr. Robtrtson farms land be- Two Held In Alleged Car and Truck Thefts A stolen car and truck were recovered by officers during the week cud. As n : result Willie Lane, p r.thl.1 -It.y, waived preliminary hearliiR on a charge of cm- theft nn* will be tried at the Icrm of circuit court now In session here and Tom Cnrrutliers. Osceola ne- gro, will be given a Hearing there tomorrow on n similar charge. . State Policeman Eddie B. David arrested Lane who Is said to have wen found In the truck belonging lo Owen Mulllns, of tills city Tlie car was stolen from olf Ihe streets here Saturday night. The cnr belonging lo Dr. Himh Mobley, of Wilson, wns.slolcn the night. Officers al Oscrola r>- ESTIlIf. SETS IL-TiEHIGH IN Bureau Boosts Forecast 670,000 Bales Over October WASHINGTON, Nov. a (UP) — Tho department of agriculture today forcctist nn all-time record production of 18,243,000 bales of cotton, an Increase o( 670,000 bales over (he forecast a month ago. •• Tho prediction cntne otic week before slnrt of Iho special session of congress convened to • consider methods of controlling crop surpluses. The forecast of last month far surpassed by today's prediction, was a major factor In President Roosevelt's decision to cnll tho special session. .Yield per ncre of 268.8 pounds of Hut collon also established an llmc record, Tlie department's crop reporting ijoard said Iho record crop would bu gathered from 33730,000 acres, compared ulth 45000000 acres harvested when tho previous record was established In 1920. Complicates Marketing I'rofram Thc unexpectedly large Increase further complicated admlnhlratlon efforts lo bolster cotton prices arid ^SJ^ ™>-keU,ig through pro- a $280,000,000 loan and grain. ainnings to Nov. 1 -v,cie reported at 13,164,090 bales'by tho department of commerce census bureau Tho report Indicated approximately 10 per cent of this yearA <!rop lias been hiryeslixi. V .<«*.*. Th* " ' &«k*-^ j Slnlc- Missouri . „,. Mississippi 308 ncro . 317 Arkansas 287 -. duct ion 385 QOB 2,516,000 1,830,000 covered the car and arrested -•-' ..»\< Illkt:3LVll -nrnithers yesterday near Luxora Tlie car wns said to have been In his possession. Injured Attempting To Start Drag Line Motoi . E. Curtain, 40 year old em- ploye of the s. J. Cohen Construc- •lon company, has a badly fractured jaw and a bndly cut neck as the result of an accident which occurred lal c Saturday when he attempted to crank a drag line motor. He Is nt the Blytheville hospital wviu uii mu putK scat, were on- out will be taken to the Memphis ly slightly Injured. Tlie cnr was Baptist hospital tomorrow for his <:Cirlnl1p1(l rlnmnnnrl ' f0 UJ Jfl Kn ff,t Jaw lo be set. It Is not known whether the ivir. nootrison larms innrl ue- w " '"•'J"" \\nciuer me longing lo his sister. Mrs. R. L. ™°f° r or the t;l11 caused hig In- n.i..... ...... I Jurfes. When he attempted lo crank the motor It threw him from off ihe plalform wllh a terrific force T)ie accident occurred five miles northeast of this city where Cur- tui. who lives at Cardwell. was working for Ihe construction com- Robcrls, near Armorcl Arthur Whilakcr, negro driver of the car which slruck Ihe wagon driven by L. H. Ooode, near Bassett Saturday night, will be given a preliminary hearing nt Osceola tomorrow on a charge of leaving Ihe scene of an 1 accident, He was arrested by Eddie B. David. state pollcdfian, 30 minute.? after his car had struck Goodc's team, and is now In Jail at Osola. t Ooode, who Is 67 years of age. received a back and leg Injury when the car struck his wagon, He was given first aid at Wilson. Whllaker, who is employed on Joe Miller's farm near Bassett, was found at his home after State MCI r, Policeman David had trailed him. server. WEATHER Arkansas— Generally fair, cooler tonight. Tuesday fair, cooler In extreme east portion. Memphis and vicinity—Rain and colder tonight, lowest temperature 62 to SG. Tuesday fair and colder. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 73, minimum 44, clear, with :25 of an "Inch: rainfall last night, according to Samuel P, Norris, official weather ob T!ie report came as farm admtii' Istnillon officials nnd congressmen planned drastic cotlon acreage reduction provisions In the new farm bill wlilch congress will consider In extra session beginning next week. The collapse of cotlon prices, rc- sulllug from the abnormally largo colton crop and decreasing export demand was a principle reason' for calling the special session." A decline of more than five cents a, pound already had cut Ihe "paper value" of llic cotton crop by approximately 40 per cent since August, Government efforts have bsea made lo bolsler prices through ft nine ccnls a pound loan and a three cenls n pound subsidy. Announces 1938 Goal Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace announced a 1938 soil conservation goal of 27,000,000 lo 29,000.000 acres, compared with 34,200,000 ncrcs planted this year. To receive the loan and subsidy farmers have been required to agree to comply with the 1038 program. Ill discussing the future cotton production with congressional agriculture committee members Wallace su;,'eestcd nn acreage to provide a 12.000,000 bale crop. This It was estimated would call for an annual planting of only 22.000.000 to 25 000 000 acres. World consiimpllon of American cotlon In recent years lias averaged about 12,000.000 bales although 13,000,000 bales were consumed during the past year due largely to high i domestic mill consumption. The department estimated this year's supply of American cdklon at 23,500,000 bales, including a carryover of 5,000,000 bales.-This would be approximately double the expected demand next year. The department indicated it expects little, if any increase in export demand. Foreign production has Increased more than 50 per cent since 1929 and the proportion of American cotton used by foreign mills has declined steadily. Market Goes Doirn NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UP)— Forecast by the governnnmt. for a 1937 cotton crop of 18.243.000 bales—the largest In history—brought declines of 10 to 18 points in cotton futures today. All months dropped to new lows for the present contracts, with January selling at 7 1-2 cents a Extent of the decline was limited by the fact that prior to the report prices were as much as 13G below the government loan value. Marked Turtle Returns KINGSTON, Mo. tUP)—Eldred Sackman caught a terrapin on his grandfather's farm near here 20 years ago. Tlie boy released the animal after Inserting a hog ring in Its shell. Last week the turtle discovered .less than a mile- from where it was released.

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