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^^^^^^^^^•1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS _ : ™ DOMINANT KEWBPAPKR OF HORTMA8T ARK»WA> AHn »fVTTH«-A«T KTE^ITB, VOL. XLVI—NO. 239 Blythevill* Daily Newi Blythevlll« Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald (oast Guard Orders New Security Steps Union Leaders Howl as Action Seeks to Thwart Coast Strike By CHAKLKS MOI.ONV WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.' (AP)—The Coast Guard today laid clown new port and. ship security rules designed to scrqeti subversives from the ranks of the nation's maritime workers. \ The security regulations were ordered Into immediate effect by Coast Guard Commandant Merlin O'Neill. He acted in the face of a strike threat at west coast ports, the embarkation point for men and supplies to Korea. Heads of two unions — both expelled from the CIO this year on charges of following the Communist party program—threatened a ike at Coast Guard hearings here month ago unless the then-proposed regulations were changed to suit them. The final regulations put out by Admiral O'Neill differ in many respects from the initial proposals, but whether " e changes go far enough io kill the danger of a strike could not be dBtermlned immediately. The strike-threatening union heads were Harry Bridges of the 10,000-member International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union and Hugh Brysoa. Jr.. of the 10.000-membcr Marine Cooks anti Stewards Union. Both unions are chiefly active on the west coast. Could Refuse Card Bridges and Bryson cejitered much of their fire on a proposal to empower the Coast Guard to de- ny any worker the "security card" to be required for employment on U.S. vessels or waterfront facilities. This would have allowed denial or a card to a worker "when reasonable grounds are found to warrant the belief that such person is affiliated with, or sympathetic to, any organization, group or combination of persons subversive or disloyal to the government of the United States." That provision was rewritten extensively In the wake of arguments by the two union chiefs that such charges are too vague and no man could defend himself against them. They contended that security card denials should apply only to persons convicted of or proved to be trained lor spying or sabotage. • As put Into effect by O'Neill, the provision now reads that the basis of card denials shall be "reasonable grounds for the belief* thai the individual: / "1. Has committed acts of treason or sedition, or has engaged in acts ol espionage or sabotage; has actively advocated or aided the commission of such acts by others; or See COAST GUARD on Paje ft Senate Starts Probe Of RFC Operations By G. MILTON KEIXY ...WASHINGTON, Dec.'27. (AP)-Scnale investigators saici today they are looking into charges of political intrigue in the Reconstruction'Finance Corp. j: A. ipecial subcommittee Investl fating the big government lending I agency disclosed it is inquiring into JQx;«sat.'f»n,<: niof- ai-jj. RPC pp?«onnpT Makeup has been used as an ex cuse to shelve employes whose political views are not "right." The inquiry stems in part from the recent resignation of L. B. Glidden. loan manager of the RFC's Dallas, Tex., office. In a public House apd the subcommittee, head— by Seaatai^FiUbrijht (D Ark) .1.1 ™ * /-.n.1,» . c llvc Ille11 me ^resident has ,. statement Glidden said He was chosen lo constitute th s RFC board quitting because his authority, had of directors. Twice the Senate has refrained one of President Truman's ihTfi™''""H* t} \ e """""""OM of t House aides. ?* " ve man ^"^ «"'<* "»« RTO been undercut by a subordinate who boasted of close friendship with one of Pre White House aides. "I am completely fed up with politics and politicians," he declared In the statement. His resignation came at a time when relations between the White Winners in TB Seal Poster Contest Picked Winners in the poster contest sponsored In Blytheville schools by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association were announced this morning by Mrs. C. G. Redman. executive secretary ot the organization. £k Winners were determined in three ^Klvisions, senior high school, junior high school and elementary, and prizes amounting to s5. S2.50 and S2.50- respectively awarded. Ann Hindman took top honors in Senior High. Carlton Alexander in Junior Fllgh and Ann King of Sucl- bury School in the elementary dl- vwlon. Glenn Ladd of Lange was given honorable mention. There were M entries in the contest, which was designed to create posters that would stimulate Interest in the 1950 Christmas Seal sale. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and continued cold this afternoon CONTINUED COM) md tonight. Temperatures 12-16 Wfth to 18-23 In south tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and not so cold in north and west portions. Missouri forecast: p a i r am i continued cold today, not so cold northwest and extreme west tonight Thursday generally fair and warm- «r. Highs today 20-25, lows tonight 18-15 west, 5 cast. Minimum this morning 18 Maximum yesterday—40 "5unset today—4;5i. Sunrlsd tomorrow—7'06 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 j m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—51.97. Mean temperature (midway Iwccn high and low)— si. Normal mean temperature December—41.fl. This [>.i(c LaM year Minimum this morning—43 Maximum yestcrday-sj ^Precipitation Jan. 1 ( 0 this datt be- lor tion to a closed door meeting with' Mr. Truman. Fulbright since has refused to confirm or deny published reports that he told Mr. Truman then that the Senate will not confirm the five men the President has affairs. Meanwhile the RFC confirmed that John J. Hagerty, whose in- agam-out-again career with' the agency had caused friction with the subcommittee, U out again. Hagerty, as manager of the RFC's Boston office, figured in negotiations that led to RFC authorization of a -86,000,000 loan to the Waltham Watch Co. Hagerty then resigned, became Waltham's heart and returned to the RFC payroll after the company went into receivership earlier this year. Without comment, the RFC confirmed today that he now has resigned again. A spokesman lor the subcommittee told a reporter, the group more interested now, however, Glidden's accusations and the reasons for nn RFC personnel shakeup in the Houston. Tex., Denver. Detroit and Boston branch offices, and in the RFC headquarters here. The RFC has described the shakeup as an economy move to cut 45.000,000 a year from its operating costs. Olliirien May Be Heard The subcommittee spokesman, declining to be, named, said his group may call Glidden as a witness at a public hearing, but has held fire for various reasons. One was it did not want to conflict with the Civil Service Commission, which also is looking Into some aspects of the shirts. In his public statement Glidden said that a subordinate, hired with the aid of Donald S. Dawson an assistant to President Truman, schemed to get Glidcten fired. l!c named the subordinate as John B. Skiles. chief of the Dallas office's personnel and administrative division. Glidden quoted Skiles of having OT HORTMA8T ARKANSAS A1TP BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 19bO EIGHT PAGES I'AY RKSE'KCTS TO GliXERAL WALKKK-Officers stand at at- !>"• <«"•• *•*••* tention as the casket of Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker, u. S. Eighth Army ".l".'. 0 .""' 1 ll . ia i America's diplomatic commander, who was killed in a. jeep accident in Korea, is carried from R the plane at Haneda Airport, Tokyo. They are deft to right). Gen. Doug- w las MacArthur. Captain Sam Walker, son of Gen. Walker, and Lt. Gen. " : H. C. H. Robertson, commanding general British Commonwealth Occupation Forces, walker's body was taken lo Yokohama where his widow resides. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo). Ridgway Tours Front As Red Strike Nears WITH U.N. I'OKCI-S NORTH OF SEOUL. Korea, Dtc. 27. (/!>)_ I.I. Gen. Matthew B. Kldgway, new commander of the U. S. Eighth Army, left lotlay on a jeep lour of Hie Korean front amid mounting evidence the Reds arc about ready to strike. Kldglvay arrived from the United Stales via Tokyo yesterday. He took over the cnmmaml of I.t. Gen. Walton El. Walker, who was killed Saturday in a jeep accident near the front. Before leaving for Ihe front, Ricigway conferred briefly with corps and divisional commanders. A hnjh-rankhifr officer at U. S. Ninth Corps reporlert continued enemy buildups »t (he front, and added: "They are ready and capable of attacking us at any moment." The corps spokesman estimated Ihere is one Chinese corps, about 30,000 men, opposite the ROK (Republic of Knreal Sixth Division and »n unknown number of North Koreans are elsewhere along the front. ruman to Ask Tax Hike At an Appropriate Time WASHINGTON. Dec. a?. (AP)-Thc White House said' today President Truman will recommend at an appropriate time a much broadened tax program to meet increased defense ccsts. Just when the new tax recommendations will go to Congress was not announced, Seal Sale Total Reaches $3,564 Answers to Mailed Requests Necessary To Complete Drive Sales in the Christmas Seal drive totaled $3.564.41 today, Mrs. C. G. Redman, secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Assocla- Is lion, reported. This figure includes street and *>'li sales, personal solicitations, school sales, mail sales and the colored drives, Mrs. Redman said. •+ Joseph H. Short, press secretary, issued a statement to amplify a a remark he made last night that lie doubted very much there would be a request for new taxes in January, The statement said: "The President will make known iiis views and recommendations on the new taxes necessary for the defense program at an appropriate time. "In the meantime. It Is positively certain that a much broader and expanded tax program wil] be necessary to meet the heavy costs of the defense program in Ihe calen- TI... sei pn' total ,«?,,-, total of $1.373.20. "If persons who have not answered our reminders would do so, we could wind this drive up." Mrs. Redman said in stating that no answer has been received from many of the 1.101 reminders mailed In Blytheville. Mrs. Redman said every attempt.,, is being made to close the drive i, V.i.1 ;» :_ ... .. . . "' dar year 1051 and subsequently." At the Trcnstlry, a high official told reporters Mr. Truman was standing pat on his past position that large tax increases would be necessary to cover "as much as possible" ,,f ih e big increases in defense costs. Talks Schedulril Tnis official, who did not want aid ' ma " t0 bC quclcd b ^ »™»vsaid admin- sl yCar ' S ' i ' stratio » lcatl "S would begin talk- g over the tax situation with but it is possible another reminder would b« sent out in January. congressional tax leaders shortly after the new Congress convenes January .1. ue added that the. administration would present Its lax proposals to the Congress in a "few weeks." It was as Mr. Truman had dinner with four of his top advisc— night that Short told reporter '"I doubt very much there will lie N. O. Cotton boasted "of his political influence" in RFC affairs. ' Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open Higli Ix>w .. 4283 42E9 <260 .. 4233 4239 4210 .. 4171 4180 4160 .. 3858 3880 3858 .. 3321 3825 3821 4273 4219 4174 3873 3824 Leg/on Starts 'Tide of Toys' For Benefit of Europe's Youth request for new taxes in Jan uary." His remark was sandwiched a news conference In which reported that the topics discussed a Ihe meeting Included the Korea situation and the President's "Sla or the Union" message to the nc' Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion began « campaign this morning to collect toys for the needy children of Western European countries. Part of 3. campaign being launched by all posts of the American I^Bion throughout the United states (he project Is known ns lhc "Tide for Toys" and citizens are asked to contribute any kind of toy except electrical or millUry. With each contribution the giver Is asked to include some kind of greeting card or personal mes- .'.age along with Ihcir return add- res.i. A committee headed by E. A. Hice and Including Paul Mahon, W. H. Loopcr and James Niers- theimcr has been appointed ny officials of the local org.miz.ilion Io ttife-e charge of the niythrville phase of 'lie project. Pmon.s wishing in contribute toys may call 3360. 33I58 or «M8 or contact any member of the commlttee.- All condibutions must be In the hands of local officials by Jan. 15. Congress early In January. The four top advisers who hi dinner with Mr. Truman at It Blair House were Secretiirv of Sta Achcson. Secretary of Defense Ma shall. Secretary ol the Treasu Snyder, and General Omar Bra ley. chairman ol the Joint Chli ol Staff. Mr. Truman had flown back , Washington during the aflernooi returning from his Christmas vac lion In Missouri a day earlier th he had planned. Short wouldn't elaborate on tax comment It has been tak for granted In Congress, and a mo government officials, that the 82 Congress which comes into ext encc Jan. 3 will be asked to pride still more revenue to build the nation's war machine. c ovbeons Jan Mar Mav July Huh Lo 315'c 3124 318'; 314»i .118 314'i 318 3I4V> , 315'i 316»i 315U 1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* To 350.000 Chinese Are Poised Renew Attack on Allied Lines U.S. Ends Diplomatic Snub of Spain's Franco WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. (/!>>_ president Truman today picked itanton Griffis to be American am- lassndor to Spain, thus ending a -year snub of Generalissimo Frano's regime. GrUfls, 63, and a native of Boson, has previously served us am- >assndor to Poland, Egypt and Ar- cntina. His apjKiintmcnt to Madrid was forecast a month ago. after signs ippeared that America's diplomatic uuibblng of Spain would be ended, delations have been maintained 'ith Franco's one party goverll- uent, but not at. the ambassadorial The United Nations General As- imbly voted early In November :o lift a ban In effect against Spain and permit member nations to send ambassadors to Madrid. Griffis 1 new appointment will go to the Senate for confirmation when the new Congress meets next week. Since 1936. he has been chairman of the board of Paramount Pic- tines. lie a i s o is chaVnVinn'or.'iiie OKYO, Dec. 27. (AP)— Genera) MaeArth board of Mudison Square cinrrten iimirlers .said today more than 1,350,000 Reds arc nU ~ ' •***« "» ' *" can ambassador to Spain, was withdrawn in December. 1045. For most ol the intervening period this country has been represented by Paul Culbertson ns charge d'affaires. The Madrid government is expected to name Jose Felix Lct|uer- iea former Spanish minister, us ambassador to Washington. Lcquerlca has been In Washing- Ion for about two years with the title of 'inspector of Embassies and legations." for all practical purposes he has lieen the lop Spanish representative here. Prospect for 1951: 12 Million in Red Army By STANLEV RICH 1IONO KONG, Dec. 27. </(•>— Communist China, with her vast reservoir of manpower, may have a fighting force of 12,000.000 men by Ihe end of 1951. That seems a fair estimate unless*.something unexpected happens to the plans for Hed China's war machine. New additions to the Communists' huge army are reported dally. Hut It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of mobilization statistics. Available figures and current news dispatches give this size-up of Red China forces, actual and potential: ,, She nov: tins a regular army "of 5,000,000 men. "Irregular" forces are understood to number another 5.000,000. Many of these "irregulars" are being shaped into fighting form. Z.OOO.OOO More In '51 The Communisls' total mobilization campaign— if It continues at its indicated pace— is expected to add another 2,000,000 in the coming year. The R.eiis announced their mobilization campaign Dec. 12. Peip- Ing called for all workers and students to enter schools. military training They should prepare themselves, the Peiping government declared, for keeping "the dirty swines' lips from sticking into the fence ol our beautiful garden." Such expressions are common In the Chinese Reds' "Hate America" campaign. Incomplete official figures disclose an enrollment of 101,000 "student volunteers" in the three-week period. It is probably safe to presume that enlistment from the ranks ol labor, which heavily outnumbers China's students, is at least equally as high. A Nanking dispatch by the official new China news agency yesterday said 9.000 "young patriots." all recent graduates of the Communists' East China Military and Political University, arc to be assigned soon lo Ihe army, navy and air force. It added that another 13.MO student volunteers at Shanghai had answered the government's "call to arms" by Dec. 23. 'Man of the Year' Deadline Nears Nominations for 1950 ; Jaycce Award Due * By Midnight 7 Dec. 30 Only three days remain In which to submit nominations for lilythe- villc's "Out-standing Young Man of the Year." according to Charles Moore, president of the nlythevlllc Junior Chamber of Commerce. which each year presents tinguished Service Award Dis- to the e young man between the age of 21 and 35 who hns rendered the most outstanding service to his community. Selection ot the "Outstanding Oilman's Younq Dauqhrer Marries Cobbler's Son HOUSTON. Dec. 27. IIP, — The marriage of Gtenna Lee McCarthy, pretty teen-age daughter ol Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy, to a Houston shoe cobbler's son was confirmed today by justice ol peace. "They looked like every other Young Man" of Blytheville will be made by a secret committee of five citizens who ore not connected with the Jaycccs. The award winner does not have to be a member of the Blytheville Junior Chamber, but must not have reached his 30th birthday. Nomination blanks for the award arc to be mailed to Roland lilshop. in care of the Jaycce Club, prior to midnight Dec. 30. Mr. Bishop Is general chairman of the committee In charge ol plans for celebrating the Mill annlvcraary of (he founding of the national Jaycce organization,' during the week of January 14 to 21. To Name "Moss of Ycur" Serving on the committee with Mr. Hlshop arc James Nohhut, j. L. Wcsthrook, Bob Warren. Todd Harrison and Virgil .Slianeyfclt, Nomination blanks may be obtained from any member of the committee or from the heads of the various other Blytheville civic organizations. Proscntallon of the Distinguished Service Award will he made at a b.inmict to he held .during "jaycee Week." at which time the Identity of the selected committee will be revealed. At this same time, a "Doss of the Year" award will be presented by the Jaycecs to the Biythevllle employer who. in the opinion of the Jaycce membership, has proved himself outstanding In his relationship with his employees. The Jaycees will also select by popular vote three or more "key men" from wllhln their own membership on a basis of participation anil leadership In the various activities of the club [luring the past year. Those men selected also will New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T A: T ... Amcr of Glenna I.p.e and football player George Ponlike.s. He said he married them Dec. 2 at Waco. Neither family would conlirm lhc marriage. Prmtikes Is the son of Angelos K. Pontlkcs. who has a shoe repair shop here. Mrs. Pontlkes, asked If she would comment, said: ,„„,.,, ^ m ^ a No. I just don't know when I Anaconda Copper can say anything about It ... In a ! Both Steel few days . . . oh. I just don't know. [ Chrysler George Is not in the house now. I'm I Corn Cola sorry I can't say anything." orn Electric Friends of the McCarthy [amily! Gon Motors said the wavy.haired oil man and i Monicnmery Ward financier may have something (O!N T Y Central say about it after the formal wcd-jlnt Harvester ding tonight of his older daughter i J C Penury Mary Margaret, lo ffnrry Rkhards i iii-iuilitk st'rel " " Jr. Olenna Is to be honor m - > Itndlo lr "; la " 1 ' jK«'nny Vacuum " McCarthy hiur-olt was once a ! simlruaker P"° r _ ™>':. wl »> Pyramided an early siaiulanl nf N J New Korean Red Army, Manchurian Troops Ready for Invasion By OI.EN CI.E.MKNTS TOKYO, Dec. 27. (AP)— Genera) MaeArthur'g head- "»[{«' """«» force, in , , .. *>, , ll " llnek s were beaten otf along Korea's midsection ui'"- the Jlcds still held off their tlircalencd second invasion of South Korea with their vast tide of MacArthur estimated 444,40fi Heds ire deployed along the front stretching across the peninsula south of Parallel 38. He reported 217,173 of those troops arc Chinese and the rest are North Koreans. Nearly a million others, he siiid. are either enroute to Ihe front or In reserve In Manchuria. In the forefront ot the expected assault Is a revaui|>cd Red Korean army of 23 divisions and three brigades. Eleven of the divisions were Identified during the past 12 days as their patrols probed the allied defense positions. Fresh TroO|H Many or Ihe new North Korean divisions arc believed Comprised ot newly trained troops. Headquarters said as many ns 130.000 Koreans were rcirartccl In training In Manchuria. Headquarters added: "The enemy has the capability of placing several additional North Korean divisions In the field In the very near future." The new allied field commander In Korea set the motto for his troops. Lt. ocn Matthew B. Ridgeway met ('resident Syngman llhee for the first time and suld: "I aim to slay." His remark, coupled with redeployment of the 105.000-man U. S. I0th Corps in southeast Korea and regrouping of U. S, Eighth Army troops nil along the ISO mile border, gave mounting indication that the allies' Intend lo make a strong fight for the republic. Chinese and Red Korean patrols probed restlessly for soft spots along the 150-mile border. This 'is a customary Communist prelude to battle. A spokesman at South Korean army headquarters told AP Correspondent Bill Khlnn that two Chinese companies were wiped out Tuesday near Chongong, on (he OTth parallel Seoul. , 38 miles north of Sporadic palrol clashes were reported farther west In the plains area. Shinn added. Military sources said the Reds when they hit likely will throw musxeil thousands into battle as they did In North Korea. There Ihcy crushed by sheer weight of numbers an allied offensive and turned the u. s. Eighth Army hack down the road Inlo South Korea. Defend Mountain* Now the Eighth Army, Including Its British. South Korean nnd other units, is strung along the mountainous defensive terrain fronting the parallel 38 border. Sharp valley and broken mountain terrain stretch along the border. Dcfore the war erupted, both North and South Koreans maintained there. Military allied troops can corn'mimd' „„ „„preaches to south Korea. They said it was unlikely that any sizeable force of Chinese or Red Koreans could launch a southward drive without being hit. hard. The Reds pushed their buildup of power In central North Korea, springboard for the offensive which General MacArlhur's headquarters has said for the is imminent. Allied troops Wednesday S« WAR on IM K c 8 strong defensive positions sources in Tokyo said ip- >ast several days beat Fire Damaqes Utility's Office Unions Schedule Meeting on Pact With Railroads Labor Spokesmen Cite Dissatisfaction With Agreement CLEVELAND, Dec. 27. (/!•,— Heartl of four railroad operating union* have called In their general ch»l r - mcn to consider a three-year peac* pact with the railroads. Spokesmen for two of the unions expressed dissatisfaction with ths •plan, and all four were planning to let the chairmen make their own decisions. James p. Shields .grand chief engineer of the Brotherhood of l/xo- motive Engineers, said he wan "not very well satisfied" and a sixAesman for the Order of Railway Conductors declared "we're not satisfied with the peace pact either." The settlement, granting wage Increases and other benefits to about 3M,000 workers, was announcer! last Friday at the White House. Heads of the four unions Initialed ths agreement: - • »•.-•,. Shields said It Kas made plain then to John R. Steelman presidential assistant, that final consideration of '.he plan wns up to tha union chairmen on each of the railroads. Have to "Take H" David D. Robertson, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and englnemen, said "I hava no opinions to express on the subject. When you're under government control you take what the government gives you." The reference was to the fact that the government took over operation of the lines last summer to avert threat of a general strike. W p. Kennedy, president of tha Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen said In Minneapolis he would havo "no comment" until his union's general chairmen meet here Jan 4 The firemen also will hold a meeting here Jan. 4. Robertson said he would make no recommendation to his group. About 125 general chairmen of tha engineers' union will convene their session here tomorrow. The conductors: will meet In St. Louis on Jan. 7. Shields likewise said he would mafec no recommendation for acceptance or rejection." "The chairmen arc perfectly ablo to analyze this." he said. "They'll decide whether to accept or reject Missco, Kennett Men Wounded Two more names were added lo he growing list of Korean casualties from this area today when a Defense Department release revealed that n Southeast Missourian and a resident of near Blytheville had been wounded in action. Tlic Mississippi Counttan was Cpl John H. Nave, son of John Nave of Route I, Blytheville. and the Mis- r<- sourian was Sgt Veinon F Ritten Fire believed caused by detective berry, son of Mrs Effie M' Ritten" wiring resulted , n sllght da to berry of Kennett the dispatcher's olflce at ihc Ark- aims-Missouri Power Company's .... plant on south Broadway Street ! VYrnfer Leaves Ducfcl this morning. ' According to n , e C))ief ^ Head, the blaze did slight damage to one wall and the ceiling o! the ofllr.e room. Four alarms were answered by Blyihevllle's volunteer firemen yesterday, Chief Head said Three II Appreciate Help stake In the oil business Into an Industrial empire which now concerns many product* other iteelf with than oil. Texas Corp Fears .. V S Steel I Southern Pacific 64 7-8 39 .-i-8 49 1-4 70 5-8 118 48 7-8 47 65 7-8 21 5-3 32 1-8 67 4L> 1-8 16 l-t 24 1-4 3R 3-4 88 7t! 3-1 50 3-4 41 1-8 66 3-4 i DEC. An overheated oil heater at the home of J. H. storey. 2320 Kenwood Drue, caused one alarm. No damage resulted. Grass (Ires were reported at 2132 Edwards, 1801 Wwt Ash and at the inlerscction o f Ash anrt Lilly New York Cotton Open llich Low 4300 4302 4275 . 4240 4245 4215 4184 4188 4170 3863 38«9 3882 3331 3847 3326 1:30 4.'88 4231 4184 S834 3JM1 Even the ducks have begun to feel the Impact ol winter. accord- Ing to a report received by th« Courier News -today. A telephone culler this morning reported that the ducks In Walker Park have gotten so hungry that they swarm nearly all passersby In j.carch for food. "Probably this Is due lo recent cold weather which killed plant fife in the park pond," R. E. Blay. lock, secretary of the Mississippi County Fair Association, said and added that they jre being fed regularly. "However, we (and the duck.*) would appreciate any help " Mr Bhylock. So. if you want to help a duck, you might Journey out to Walker Park and drop oft a loaf of bread. "They love U," Mr. BlaylocX said.

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