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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 191 Blytheville Courier BIythevUIe Herald Mississippi VaUey Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHEABT MISSOURI JBLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1949 County Memorial To War Dead to Be Dedicated Sunday Plans for General Jonathan II. Wainwright's visit to Blytheville and for the dedication of the memorial to the war dead of Mississippi County at ceremonies on the Court House Lawn, Sunday afternoon, were near completion today. The cutting of names in the gran-* : He shaft, designed and constructed' uy Jno. C. MeHaney and Sons of Blytlieville, has been completed find the grounds surrounding the marker are being put In readiness for the dedication. Culminating almost a years work by llie^MLsi-ssipp' County Memorial Association, headed by Curtis J. Little of Blytlievilte, the dedication will get underway at 2 p.m. Sunday with a parade, whieli will assemble at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets and move east on Main to Second Street,. north on Second tn Walnut and West on Walnut to the Court House lawn. General Wainwright's address will be at 3 p.m. The retired Army general who Is National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, will speak to Mississippi County citizens, state officials and visitors from this area, from the second floor balcony of the Court House. Wanwrlght Due Saturday The general will arrive in Blytheville at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blytheville Municipal Airport and will have a police escort to the Hotel Noble, where he will stay while here. At his request activities arc to be limited. A dinner party in his honor will the hotel, with American Legion be "given at the Colonial Room ol representatives, and Mississippi County Memorial Association delegates and visiting dignitaries attending. ,- .Mr. Little said yesterday that 25( ' gold star parents were expected »m that they would occupy a speclo. section immediately in front of the balcony. Each will be presented t gold star badge as recognition from the Mississippi County Memoria Association. Mr. Little emphasized that golt star parents need not be from this county, but that it was hoped tna those from Southeast Missouri and adjoining Tennessee areas would at tend and sit in the reserve section A tolal nf lift names have been cut in the stone. The list Is headed by Mississippi Countjr's only Congressional Medal of Honor holder, LI. Etljar H. (Buck) kloyd »nd , llii 1) RooM?elt"1*'inKribtd ou ttti Jcft part ol the slont ' The lo'J'er part of the stone "Dedicated'by the .citizens of Mis sissippl County In Grateful Tribute lo Those Men -and-Women, wh Gave Their Lives In Defense of Ou Country in All Wais, and, Carrie •the list of names, which la'contlnuei to the back side of the markei In honor of lieutenant Llojd, wh was a student at the Umveriiij Arkansas prior"-to his Army servlc and president of the student body W. S. Gregson will attend the ser If vice as a representative of the Uni ™ versits J B White of Fort Smith president of Lloyd Hall, boys' dorm itory named for the Mississipp County hero, George Niblack, ligherTaxOutlay Looms for Nation Government Figures Point to 25 Per Cent As Probable Boost By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, N6v. 3. (/I") — resident Truman may have to ask 'migress for an Increase of 25 per ent or more in some taxes if he Tilts to balance the budget that 'ay, government figures showed lo- ay Despite advance notice oJ oppo- ition In Congress. Mr. Truman has ndicated he will ask for more rev- nnes. He says it is necessary to iclp cover the 55,500,000,000 In led nk spending he has estimated lot lie year ending next June 30. To raise even that amount of :id- dillonal revenue, congressional experts said Mr. Truman probably vill be forced to ask for sharp creases In individual and corpora- ion income taxes. These taxes represent abbu hree-fourtlis of the $38,000,000,000 n revenue the treasury expects to take in In the current year, while t is paying out a total estimates by the President at 543,500,000,000. Many members of Congress have made it plain that they don't favor any increase in taxes. In fact, the Senate Finance Committee voted luring the last session to cut excise levies but the issue never saw action in the Senate. Hike of 18 Per 'cent Looms Congressional experts figure it would take an across the .board increase of about 18 per cent In Individual and corporation income :axes to produce the budget-balancing 55^500,000.000. •.-, . . 'Since a blanket boost In such taxes is not believed to 1 be feasible, these ^ experts said some' taxes might have to go up 25 per cent while others remained at about present ir-vels 'i t /°.tf ' A vx -Miow much of a. tax' metea*e the Piesident might ask would depend on the size of tl-.t budget Ue submits to Congress for the' year beginning, next July?i: ' Legion Auxiliary To Sell Poppies on Streets Saturday The semi-nnnual Poppy Da; sponsored by the American Legio Auxiliary, will foe conducted Sntnr d:»y, Mrs. H. L. Halscll, chairman announced today. The popp i es, re Je r red to as t h Little Red Floucr oT Remembmnc nre inade by disabled veterrms t hospitals nnd rtislribulcd to volui tecr \vorkers to raise funds for th veterans projects. Hr:\driu;ir(crs for Poppy Day ; Blvrhfville is to be in front nf th ,1. C. Penney stoic nnd Mrs. nnci Mrs. Jji'iucs Nier.itliehner \vi be in charge of sales there. Mr Mike Moroney. Mrs. J. M. Clcvelfin and Mrs. J. B. Clime wilt con s?'?!> a I the Farmers Bank Trust Company: Mrs. Lex CSrnml Un and Mrs. Eddie Burks at th Flrsl National Hank, and Mrs. >Nic ShlviW and Mrs. Ed Ulce at th pos'officc. Ii> addition to the vohintci workers from the auxiliary 10 jui lor high school girls uiU assist wit the ?ales program. ,Pri7ds will be n warded to tV stvdents making the greatest sale Mrs. Halsell -said that since th popples were sold for anythtn above a dime it- was not pos-slb to set a goal, but that previoi Poppy Sales had made about $5( for the disabled veterans. Two Poppy Days are held eac year. Thf first one is the Saturda preceed'ng Memorial Day In and the last one Is the Saturdn prior to Armistice Day In Novem N, 0. Cotton Open High Low 1:3 Dcc 2394 3005 ?994 299 Mar 2993 2998 2991 299 Mny 2989 2994 298B July 2954 2954 2947 Oct 2199 2199 2790 29278 New York Cotton Open High- Low 1:3 D " c 29.99 3005 2999 300 M -'»' 2998 3001 2996. 299 May -. 2994 2998 2991 299 •J«ly • 2961. 2964 2955 Oct. , 2806 2808 379$ TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS State Leader Encourages Communities to Launch Bold Betterment Projects —Conrler Nem Photo FOHUM SPEAKER CREILTUU-c. Hamilton Moses ol tittle ROCK, president of the Arkansas Economic Council-State chamber of Commerce (center) Is greeted by J. L. Gunn. president of the Blytlieville Chamber G "!l Presidcnt Of the B 'i'"«r llle Rotary Club, on his arrival here late this lorum was sponsored by morning for the "Arkansas Town Forum" held today at the Hotel Noble. The the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. ' Defense Heard In Felony Trial Case Again in Court Following Reversal By State Tribunal Defense witnesses took the stand • 4. r — ~ !•»•&•• *.".n LV/UI.M tills morning in the chickasawbaj il t' aln today on the anniversary of his greatest political vic- He carried with him what lie jokingly described as a non-political, bi-parlisnn" speech for'delivery ot St. Paul i\I ntn 4> f o.on *„.. ;,_i. i. . - • . ' Presidential Special Rolls Into Minnesota By Ernest B. Vaccaro ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN EN ROUTE ST. PAUL Nov. 3. (AP)—President Truman's old campaign train rolled Chest Drive Reaches Total Of $20,73 2 Collections for the Community Chest today had reached a total of $20,732.60, as (he final phase of the campaign, scheduled to raise $28,650 was in progress, under the direction of B. A. Nelson. - There have been ho reports from the clean-up solicitation, and a few cards on the general solicitation, including numerous employee reports, are still to be returned. ,Mr. Nelson said yesterday that it had not been determined how long the clean-up campaign would last, but that it would continue until those not contacted by the general solicitation volunteer workers and Included in the prospect rating list were contacted, District of .Mississippi County Circuit Court In the retrial of Homer Mouser of Cape Oirardeau. Mo., on charge of attempted burglary. The state rested its case yesterday afternoon after examining Missouri officers who took parl in Mouser's arrest; Sheriff William Berryman, who Investigated the burglary attempt; Rube Elliott, night pa- Irolman who thwarted the attempt; and J. Wilson" Henry, manager of Builders Supply, Inc.', the firm Mouser is accused of having tried to enter. . Mouser. convicted iast November and sentenced to two years, is being retried on a mandate from the Arkansas : Supreme Court, which reversed and remanded the ,'decision because the/original charge failed to specify that the burglary attempt nas made at night ,._j 'Osc'eola' Man Enters Plea I,r \cstrfrda' afirnioons ci'fnt sts- SUH Nick nttle of Osceola- was fined $50 flnd costs on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon tint wascontaiurd in a true bill reli'ined Ilic-wlay by" B grind jury Tit'le entered a, plea of guilty lo this charge jesterday^ ' ^ It Vis; "the only trur bill returned bj the grand jurj which failed to return in indictment chargm» lit tie ^itli murder investigating a slaying 'In which he waii involved The murder charge war lalei dismissed. little had been ciiaiged In con- nectlon with the fatal shooting of Bl5theville |Dimd 0 Byr(I Jr of Jo | iu , r Dcc October Postal Receipts Send Total for This Year Past the $100,000 Mark Poslal receipts for October totaled $13 503.1<? and boosted receipls to date "for the year past .the 5100,000 mark, niytheville 'Post Office officials reported yesterday! Thus lepresents an increase of S2,fiOO.-?0 over receipts of $10^102.76 for October last .'year. IS, 1943, In front of the Fly-Inn restaurant at the air base. Tittle told officers that he shot Byrcl in self .defense when the Joiner man attacked him with shovel.' Minn., at 9:30 tonight. His aids said it was a renewal of his blasts at "reactionaries", and ol his championship " of . the "Fair Deal" program for which he campaigned in 1948 and which he presented to the 81st Congress lost January. And they emphasized he wllllscnd the program back- to Congress again in January and back to the voters in next year's congressional elections. It was a year ago today—the result was long In doubt in the Nov. the news'of Thomas E. Dewey's con- 2 voting—that Mr. Truman, received cession of defeat. •', •• '•••'.-. It came to him In the penlhouse of"Kansas City's 'Hotel* Mifehietech after he had spent election night hiding away at a hotel in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Many of the proposals for which he campaigned have failed so far in Congress — notably civil rights measures, a national health program and federal aid-lo-education. • He started the 1950 Democratic campaign ball rolling last '< -Labor Day with speeches at Plttsbuigh and Des Molnes. What he calk the "reactionaries" and "selfish.. Interests" are hte targets again. Ke is due in Minneapolis this aft- ei noon for a parades' Info' St. Paul, a reception, a banq/iet and then his speech in the Civic Auditorium ;jt Is all parj/ol "Truman Day 1 climaxing the r celebrattoil" v of Minne- Arkansas Gets Million for %ural Housing WASHINGTON, Nov. 3! W)—The 'edcral Housing Administration las alloted $1.286.300 for development of ruinl homes In Arkansas. Money for the program is avall- blc under the new housing act and can be used to build' new houses or epair existing structures.-. , Annoijnce«-ienl of the* Arkansas tllo'cauon jvos made yesterday by Rep. Brooks Hnys (D-Ark) prior to caving (or Little Rock. '; Hays said that .information for "miners desiring to lake-advantnBc of (he federal aid can be obtained from county F!IA offices.. . The FIIA also lias approved allo cations for low-cost housing and slum .clearance projects- In TJltlb Rock and Blytheville, Ark. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations; A T & T. F .i-:V...'..... Anaconda Copper .... Bsth Steel ..,.„'.;.•.,. Chrysler Coca cola Gen'Electric ......'r. 1 .... Oeri : \ Motors • ...:...... Montgomery Ward • N Y i.Cchtra] ....;; Int Harvester ;.: National Distillers i Republic Slcel Radio Socony Vacuum ........ Sturfebaker ...i.! Standard of N j Texas Corp Texas Corp ... U S Slcel S?ars Southern Pacific ........ coal| seta's centennial. The presidential special Ihls time Is a "stag train." There isn't even a \vpman reporter aboard. It differs from the campaign train in" that he isn't making any . platform speeches at this time. A crowd of several hundred turned out when he stopped v briefly al Cumberland. Md., last nlghti He . appeared -.with 'Democratic National Chairman Bill Boyle and waved. : , • ' 1-8 30 1-8 58 1-2 J59 38 1-8 . 63 3-4 52.7-g 10 1-4 28 1-8 21 1-A 2! 7-8 .12 1-4 n 24 3-4 14 1-4 65 1-2 65 1-2 24 3-4 42 3-4 45 5-8 1948 Cotton Yield Records Give Missco Margin of 10,994 Bales State crop statistics today scored a point for Mississippi County In the current disputes between the Blytheville Junior Chamber o I Commerce and the Huron, Calif., Community Chamber of Commerce as to which Is located in the "largest cotton-producing county in the United States." Miles McPeek, U.S. Dspartment of Agriculture crop statistician in Little Rock, ' said yesterday that Mississippi County last year held a 10,994-baIc edge over the glnlngs In Kern County, Calif., in which Huron Is located. The 292,807 1948 figures showed that runlng bales were gained In Mississippi County while 281,813 ed in California, cotton men agree. Bale tagging regulations have been set up so that no cotton grown in one part of the country can be sold as having been grown In another The dispute to the cotlon-pro- duclng title grew out of a move by the Huron group to lay an arbitrary claim to the national cotton picking championship. The Callfornians base ihelr "right" to Ihe championship on their claim that Huron Is located "in the heart of Ihe largcsl-cotton producing county tn the United States. bales were ginned in Kem County This lead Is widened by the agreement of cotton buyers and V», spinners that the Delta cotton 10!',' grown In'the rich loam of the The Huron group also said In a letter to the Jaycces here that Mississippi Valley Is superler to the cotton produced In Ihe irrigated fields of California. Mississippi v»lley cotton is finer the staple Is longer and the tensile strength greater than that produc- plans to "crown" the winner Its second Cotton Festival the c ^ vlon *?*" th ,°"g h dd Anderson, winner of the 1349 Nation*! Cotton Plcklng Contests", does not compete. The Huron contest Is based on tolnl poundage picked. Cleanliness of the cotton and condition of rows after picking are judging factors carrying equal weight In the Blytheville event. Navy Divers Still Seeking Bodies of Victims of Crash U.S. May Step In On Strike Fronts Talk of Intervention Again is Heard as Negotiations Falter liy The Associated Vress Reports (hat the government may foon step Into the coal strike were revived today. One hliihly placed .offlcal Indicated Ihat, unless Ihcre ts some progress soon toward settling the 1C day tteup. the government will call John L. Lewis and operators to Washington negotiations, nroli- p.bly next week. Failure of such federal talks would put the problem up to President Truman. So far he 1ms held that neither the coal nor the slcel sliikcs "has reached the naltomil emergency stage. Indiana operators have refused separate peace talks. with Lewis, the United Mine Workers chief, a; proposed by Indiana Governor Henry Schrlckcr. Lewis lincl accepted but tho operators said the problem is a national one and cannot be solved on a statewide basis. The governors of Illinois and Minnesota also called for n quick end to the strike, saying their states also suffer from fuel shortages. There were no major developments in Ihe steel strike, which licpin Ocl. 1. Tim steel and coal sfrikcs have made a million workers iille. The striking OIO Slcclivorkcn, have seltled their ponslon-lnsur- am.c demands with Bethlehem Stcc Corporation, the nation's No. 2 pro ducer, but no other big companle: have come to terms. In Cleveland, the CIO convention turned to political questions ant world labor problems, with tin CIO's right wine faction iri tin driver's scat. Two major left wlni unions, the United Electrical Work Frs and the Farm Equipment Work crs, were kicked out of the CIO yeslci'day. • .•','• ..•In. Minefield. W. Va.. .coiitnic talks between John L. Lewis'an the Southern Coal Producers wer collapsed. Operators walked' ou yesterday, after a five months dead lock. ' : In Houson, Tex., 1,100 CIO bii drivers, and mechanics went o strike .for a 30 cent hourly wag boost. The company has offered 1 cents more than the current $1.1 average. The tleup In Texas' sccon largest city crippled public Irnns portallon. The city has no strec cars. The first sltdown strike In yea was reported In New York, put members of the United Eleclrlca Workers want a ten-cent hourly pa increase and other benefits fron a Brooklyn r.lpper plant. . Hamilton Moses is Speaker At Luncheon; Forum Folloy/s Approximately 200 members of Blythcvilla civic groups lot at Hotel Noble at noon today to hear C. Hamilton MOSDS, •esidcnt of Arkansiis Economic Council-State Chamber of ommorco, launch a new phase of the "Build Your Home own" program in Blytlieville. + Mr. Moses, who Is president of the Arkansas Power nnd Light Co In Little Rock, presented Ills answers lo pressing community problems of Motorist Robbed jBy Wounded Man In West Arkansas MOUNT IDA. Ark., Nov. 3. (/ A wounded man who • used Wile West methods to rob a Kansa motorist was hunted In the Ouach Ita Mountain foothills near here to day. . • The search started when Howan Chitdrcss, Baxter, Kans., reporlei to Montgomery County Sheriff W'l Ham Black that he was robbed after he was forced to stop by logs piled across Highway 287. The hunted man Is believed by officers to be the same one who held up a liquor store riear Little Rock Tuesday night. He apparently was wounded when the proprietor's son fired at him as he drove away irom the store - -,.. v ' After Cliildrcss reported the wild- west holdup near here last nighl, Sheriff Black spotted a car answering the description of the bandit's machine and gave chase. It was abandoned near Pencil Bluff, a few miles northwest of here, and Us occupants fled Into the woods. WASHINGTON, Nov. ~3. (/!•) — Navy divers dredging up the rubble of history's worst airplane crash from the bottom of the Potomac River turned their attention today to the Bolivian fighter plane which caused the disaster. Officials hoped to find in the battsicd remnants of the.P-38 some chic to the cause of its collision Tuesday with an Eastern Airlines passenger plane,Tlie collision caused the sudden : death of 65 persons and ICft only the Bolivian pilot still al ve.'; The levers, -slogging along tho muddy river bed In oo/c up to their waists'.:.succeeded late yesterday In freeing, the front end of the DC-4 transport. It was shredded almost unbelievably In .places. Workers continued grappling along tfio bottom—35 feet at that point—for the three victims still not accounted for. The Navy said It planned to turn next to. a search for the Bolivian plane,- There has been speculation that radio trouble In the P-38 was to blrime for Its failure to heed repeated warnings from the tower lo stay nut of the transport's way. The fighter's pilot, Bolivian Aviation Director Erlck nios Brldoux, rested In an Alexandria, Va., hospital with a fractured spine nnd two broken ribs. He was still unaware of all that had happened since rie entered the National Airport traffic pattern for.a landing Tuesday. Contractor Bids Low on Levee Job LITTLE, ROCK, NOV. 3. (ifi—S.. Cohen, Blytheville, was the, apparent low bidder today 'on Arkansas River levee construction near Mor- rllton, Col. Thomas A. Lane, Little Rock District U.S. Engineer, announced.-Cohen's bid was 1113,030. Holds Blr Mtssco Contract The • s. J. Cohen ' Company or Blytheville also holds a big state highway contract for the construction of Highway county. new 18" at concrete span on Big Lake In this Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair tonight and Friday. Colder In south portion tonight Scatercd frost tonight with lowest tcmperalurcs 28 north to 32 south. Warmer Friday. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Pi-lday; warmer west and north portions this afternoon and tonight, warmer Ihroughout state Friday; lor tonight 25-32 southeast Mlmlnimum this morning—37. Maximum ycslerday—60. Sunset today—5:05. Sunrise tomo.row—6:23. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 am. today—none. ' Total since Jan. 1—49.92. Msan temperature (midway between high and low)—48,5. Normal mean for Nov.—50.2. This Date l.»rt Year Minimum this morning—59 Maximum yesterday—74. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this date Death Toll Mount In Typhoon Which Hit in Philippines MANILA, Nov. 3—My-The Man Ha i Chronicle tonight rcporlcd 20 persons were killed or drowned Kabankalan, Ncgros Island, the Philllpplnes worst typhoon years on Oct. 31. The report, the newspaper sal was given to the provincial go' ernor's office by Estclinn A»ad a senatorial candidate who earn from Kabankalan today. Previously 57 persons official had been reported killed on Negrc and Cebu Islands, Additional storm ditmayc was ported fiom the islands of Ley and Mindanao. Bounty Hospital >lans Deferred Bond Election Must Wait Until Late in 1950, Attorney Says IMtins for submission to the voters f Mississippi County the matter of isulng $200,000 In bonds to ilnance onslrucllon of a hospital have been cterred until the general election ext Novemlxir f, It was announced ociay In Osccola. The announcement was made by laluh Wilson, representative of the Xsceola Junior Chamber of Com- icrce, sponsor of the hospital proj- ct which calls for a 40-bcd Instl- killon to be erected at a cost of round $300,000. Decision to delay the project was laseu" on advice, of attorneys who ixprcssed belief that the county ould could not act on the Jaycces' cqucst in time to have un election teld this year, and Hint state laws rohlbit the calling o'. special clcc- lons in general election years. Next 'ear will he n general election year. Hearing was held In O.sccola eur- lcr this week by County Judge Green on the hospital proposal, but loubt was raised concerning whether the court session was legal, by reason of an oversight October 3, oncnlnu day (or the term, to ad- ourn the session to a future date. Mr. Wilson said this morning Dial nctlon on the matter could be taken only In the Osceola court, which lolds county-wide'•Jurisdiction. -This precludes prcicnlinu the proposal In county court. In. IMythcvllle,'. filnbo. the Jurisdiction here covers only the Chlcknsawln Dlslilc.t of the comity • Mr. Wilson wns-'usslslcd by James- Hyatt and other attorneys Iti the Investigations . concerning the legal status of the court over the adjournment technicality. Tuberculosis Control Urged Within County Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, Is scheduled lo mccl with five science classes at the Blytheville High School this week in connection with health studies and the association's educational progrnm. After completing the classes here she will meet with six classes at Gosnell next week, explaining lu- bcrculosls control work. The classes were planned to precede tho association's annual seal sale drive, which will hcgin laUr this month, and lo urge student participation In achieving 100 per cent covcraBc al chest x-ray clinics sponsored by the association. Tn her discussion al the rr!i!h school yesterday she pointed out thai Ihcre arc more cares of tuberculosis In Ml.sstalrpl Counly than any other communicable or contnR- ious disease, and that In or.Ier lo check Its spread the disease must be caught and Isolated In its early stages. today In an address that preceded nn "Arkansas Town Forum" on such, problems nnd their solutions. Accompanied by nearly 30 Arkansas baslncssmen and stale officials having a wide range of experience In community building, Mr. Moses arrived In Blytheville about 11:30 this morning. He was greeted by a reception committee of Blytheville civic leaders. He spoke following a luncheon and the forum was scheduled to follow. The forum was si»nsorod hero by the niyUicvlllc Chamber of Commerce and tho Rotary Club. Third In Scries of Forums Repraenlntlvru of the Chamber of Commerce, Klwanls Club, Junior 31iatnber of Commerce and Lioru Club attended the forum. Olyllicvlllo Is tho third city In which the 'forum was conducted. Oiie was held yesterday at Marian- . na and another, this morning in West Mcnjphls. Tho next forum was scheduled for tonight in Paragould. Walnut nlilge and Ntwport also will conduct these forums. In his talk'today! Mr. Moses urged Arkansas, to build Itself by making mo'of Its own resources, principally by processing -hi the state those things that are produced here/ Hlltlng at welfare state (rends In the feilcraj government, Mr. Moses said residents of (he rich delta section must stop depending on Washington to solve their problems. Following this theme In his talk at Marlanna last night, Mr. Moses told his .'audience there that "It's lime for you business, professional, agricultural and labor leaders to make up your minds to asume your responsibilities 0.1 citizens and jlo somcth'ing to'solve joul 1 own. prob- v lems.' , "The only way t/j increase toldl ^ income hi the Middle South and In Arkansas," Mr, Moses said, "is tti process more value Into our raw. resources. ,Our basic farm prices are lilgh enough. ; We can »Srl. value (o them only .-by processing them here at home and inulliply- inp their value many times." These toTums are being conducted us "follow-ups" to the Community Betterment 'Clinics .launched Iri Blylhcvllle and other, parts of.-the state last year. "'" H ,' " : ' ' The forums are belli!; held to hcl[> community leaders map,-s lions to prctalems located by the clinics. Sponsors of the state-wide movement have been strong In their praise of the program In Blythevilla followlng the Community. Betterment Clinic lo make betterments discussed at thai time. . : ; Junior Service Group Submits Report ort Visual Survey Tests The first reports on the visun!: the vision of children In elementary li'jvlllel.schools, but working only as a survey tests being given Illy i lie v elementary school children under the auspices of the Blytheville Junior Service Auxiliary, arc being mailed parents. Mrs. Monroe Craln, welfare chairman, announced today. To dale 127 children at Sudbury school have been tested ami reports made of those failing the test, Indicating the need of professional attention. Approximately 700 school children nre scheduled for testing under the auxiliary's project, with the eyes of students In the third, fourth, filth, and sixth grades at Sudbuty, Latige, Central nnd Yarbro to be tested. The auxiliary Is being assisted in the selling up program by local school authorities including Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, cleuicnlary .school supervisor and W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. Educalor Lauds Project In connection with the program Mr. Nicholson said' lortay lhat the school Is eager to,support such projects aimed at Improving Ihe general health conditions of the Blytheville school children. The BlythevlIlD Junior Service Auxiliary has obtained standard visual survey tests, providing Information on near by and distant points, that give an early check on screening out proces. The auxiHary members conduct- Ing the tost 1 ! have completed a thorough course In the operation of the visual screening Instruments, but in their rcporU lo parents arc emphasizing that the test reports do not replace medical or professional diagnosis. The parents are being reminded that visual defects nrc often caused b yolher physical deficiencies such as Improper diet or bad tonsils, and for that reason profeslonal advice should be sought. Fashion Show I'rovidcA Funds The project Is being conducted by the auxiliary with funds from Ihe fashion show supplemenied by a Lions Club fund allocating financial assistance for obtaining medical and eye care needed to provide normal vision. Mrs. J. E. Bcasley is chairman of the visual .survey test project nnd is being aslstcd by Mrs. Max Logan, and Mrs. D. M. Smith, all members of the Blytheville Junior Service Auxiliary. Other members are working on the project. The tests are being / rnade on Monday, Tuesday and \YcdnewUy ol each week, with five half-day testing sessions, and two of Ihe auxiliary members work during each session. HavytoTalk Out Troubles, Sherman Says WASFilNGTON, Nov. 3. (AP) — Admiral Forrest P. Sherman indicated today that efforts will be made to talK out troubles In the Navy before any more heads are I oji |ied off. 'Oie new chief of naval operations, twinging Into his first full day on a tough Job, said there will be no great shakcup "if I have anything to say about it." "That Isn't the way to get re- .>u!L'5," he told a reporter. Sherman will have something to say about any ahakcup ho was handplcked by Secretary of the Navy Matthews to try to bring more harmony Into the armed forces. He look the oath of his new office yesterday at a solemn ceremony In Matthews' suite at the Pentagon. He said he was facing different responsibilities but knew he could count on the admirals to support him. He got a smile, a handclasp and a wish tor '^goort luck" from Admiral Louis E. bcnfcld. Denfeld has been offered tho job of commander of the Eastern Atlantic - Mediterranean Fleet with headquarters In London. He hasn't said whether he will take It or retire. '•• For the time being he is going to take two months off at his home at Wcstboro. Mass. Should he lake the London alignment, Admiral Richard L. Conoily would be replaced..Conoily Is due for a shift, anyway, since he has had a longer assignment at sea than any other lop admiral. Sherman said Conoily would be given "some Important billet ashore." Soybeans Open High Low Close Nov 226!5' 227 224?S 222U Dec 227!* 258 225?; 22S : Men 228!i 228% 22«!i

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