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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 'PTTW TV^XTTXT A TMT> Monitor* » l>r>v^ ^-.»~ . ..-».. r.-r, . .^ . ...._._ •^^••^^B W. W ^^^i^ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 223. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • ft ft • • 4 * * * AID TO GREAT BRITAIN • * • * ft ...... talians' "Wrong Way" Move Uninterrupted ~~~ ~~~ ' ~~~ ~—: ' — — : ^^ ' ••;. -.- - . ^^^ ^^ ^™ ' ^^^ ^C^^ ^^ ^*^ ^I^Bi ",' ^B l^^B MIB — •^B—*— — „_._•___ ' , ...... i , ____J| • . ^fff i . . , ...",.,•. -K. Weather Blamed For Plane Crash, Death Of Eight CHICAGO, Dec. 5. (UP)—Bad flying weather was blamed today for the crash of a United Air Lines "main-liner" less than two blocks from the, Chicago airport, killing six- persons and injuring 10, at least two fatally, Pilots who inspected the wreckage said 'the wings were ted with ice "two i:n thrpp inr=hp«" fMpl- "TV,,, 0 ;».n^vf coated with ice "two to three reported a ceiling of 800 feet and* visibility of one mile when the crash occurred at 5:48 p.m. yesterday. The plane had flown here from New York, with stops at Philadel phia, Allentown, Pa., Akron, and Cleveland, in weather so bad that it was almost three hours late when it- came in over the airport for its landing. The pilot overshot the field, hit a house less than two blocks away. The plane tore down power lines, which threw the airport and the neighborhood into darkness and crashed into an alley. Flames shot up from the wreckage but these were extin- The airport Payroll At Factory Here L Now Averaging $14,000 Monthly The Rice-Stix factory payroll is uishecf quickly by emergency j filling a big gap in the loss of revenue to Blytheville people after the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company left here in 1932. Since the garment factory opened three years ago in November, the Rice-Stix Company of St. Louis has 40, of Chicago, Federal j paid out approximately $250,000 to crews from the airport, who then pulled the dead and the injured from the wreckage. Charles Manville, 38, of Cleveland, sales director for National Refining Company, and Keller Melton. Works Administration engineer, were the latest victims. They died at Holy Cross hospital, several hours at'ter the crash. Six died in the impact. Among the dead was Wilbert J. Austin. 64, of Cleveland,' internationally known authority on ,facr. lory--construction 1 arid management:' He was head of the Austin Engineer Company, which has subsidiaries in California and Great Britain. Six of the injured were in serious condition, and Miss Florence Little, 22, of Chicago, the plane's stewardess, had a basal skull fracture. There was little hope she would live. .These killed instantly: Passengers—Austin, Wilbert T.; Haneline. Lee, Chicago, divisional reservations superintendent of the air lines, riding as a passenger; Moore. S. W.. Lakewood. O., engineer employed by the war department; Selby. Miss Jane, Chicago. The crew—Scott, Phil Capt.. 34, Riverside. III., the pilot; Young, George, first officer. Oak Park. 111., the co-pilot. The injured: Frederick, O. M., 52. Olmstead, O., army engineer, face laceration. Hair. George, 50, Chicago, industrial motion picture executive, fractured arm, face lacerations; Little. Miss Florence, 22. the stewardess; Pettit, Richard, 28, Hcstonian, Cal.. attorney, spinal Paul. 40, Cleveland, president National Refining Co., fractured arm. fractured leg. head injuries; Paulsen. Theodore F.. Wilmette. Ill- fractured skull, fractured leg, fractured nose; Wolins. Leo, 37. Chicago, building contractor, fractured cellar bone; Woodbury, R. G.. 41. New York, vice president of Textile Bank, scalp injuries, fractured leg. Says Conferences Wilh RFC Officials On Bond Refunding Favorable war department fracture; Ryan. local employes and the payroll is now averaging more than $14,000 monthly. The factory is now using 250 girls and young women and it is highly probable that the factory's output will':-'bk increased substantially in .the liear future^.to : .make£aii .even greater" payroll/ Although no government work has yet been contracted for the Blytheville factory, it is understood chat the Rice-Stix Company is negotiating for such work at other points to make the Blytheville plant a potential one for filling contracts expected to be obtained. Most of the 250 now employed are skilled in the making of shirts, needed in the National Defense Program, with the making of dress shirts and pajamas constituting the work here. Many of those now employed are now being paid ,the maximum of S18 weekly, working on a 40-hour basis and paid by the piece, with time and a half for all work in excess of 40 hours. After getting off to a slow start with 10 girls when the plant opened, because of the lack of skilled operators, the factory reached a peak of 70 employes the first year <md for the past two years has employed at least 200 workers, ac~ :ording to Jack Thro, manager. Several such industries would soon-supplant the large payroll of the Chicago Mill and Lumber com- oany with the garment factory a first step in this direction, it has been pointed out. Blytheville citizens contributed "572,000 for erection of the garment factory, owned by the 'Blytheville Industrial Association" and leased to the Rice-Stix Company for a monetary rent. That this sum has been exceeded LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5.— Gov.-elect Homer M. Adkins, smiling with confidence, returned from Washington last night with the statement that Arkansas' $137.000,000 highway debt "will be refunded satisfactorily" if the legislature enacts his refunding bill. Postponing <a discussion of his negotiations in the East until he confers with the 22-member Refunding Advisory Committee he appointed to assist with the program, Mr. Arikins said: "My -conferences with officials of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and representatives of a financial syndicate proved very satisfactory. I can say now that, ifj the General Assembly passes the bill already drawn and presented, to many of its members, the state's highway bonds- will be refunded." The governor-elect said he i "" ' «ji««" »»«..> tj<~*,it C.\l^CCUCU Frederick and Ryan were not se-| a i most four times in the firs( . rhreg "" ' " "'years of operation by the factory payroll shows that it has <nven nously injured. The last rites of the Catholic Miss Little. church were given Blytheville a substantial payroll United Air Lines and the Civil! from an out-of-town concern at Aeronautics Authority ordered in- the same time it has given em- vestigators to " .•_.... guarded the the scene^ Police wreckage pending their arrival. Frank Caldwell," chief of the CAA's accident investigating section, left Washington last night . by train. Air line officials said the investigation was scheduled for 2 p.m. today. It was the second fatal accident on the line's Cleveland-Chicago run. The 21-passenger plane had made a slow trip from New York, where it took off at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Most of the passengers bearded the plane at its last stop, Cleveland. Airport radio operators were in communication with the plane when it approached the field from lhe south. Seconds before the crash, the control tower saw its lights "flicker" as it circled the field and then the ship was lost. Tiie motorless plane, with fUse- lage and one wing intact, plummeted to the ground in an alleyway and bounced over on its topside. Flames ate at the nose of (he ship, but did not reach the ploy men t to women who often had no choice of work, except field labor. The Chicago Mill, in its last year of operation in Blytheville, had a payroll of $65,000. monthly, records show. call a meeting of the Refunding Committee within a week. A few minor alterations in the tentative bill will be made, he said. "I have "in mind several changes that I consider necessary for the best .interest- of the stats and to assure acceptance of so large an issue," he explained. He did not indicate the nature of the revisions contemplated. • Mr. • Adkins said the- bond market is the : most favorable in years. '•Tuesday was the biggest day on the market in a long time," he said; •"Kansas City, Mo. .sold an issue of $10,000,000. California and several other states sold lesser amounts. Some of the bonds were issued at 2 1-2 and 2 3-4 per cent interest. Of course, we cannot expect to obtain rates quite that low. But if today's conditions prevail when we are prepared to refund our bonds, we will be an excellent position to save the state a lot of money.'* Mr. Adkins said he conferred with officials of the National Defense Council relative to the Arkansas raw materials available, for xise in the preparedness program. He added that his reception was "'very favorable." He expressed concern over the possibility that Arkansas may lose a seat ''in congress and one of its nine presidential electors as a result of reapportionment by congress In accordance with 1940 population census. "I talked with the assistant director of the census," he said. "Ke told me that the reapportionment is not settled, that two methods have been presented and .that one of them may permit the state's representation to remain unchanged." He said he was informed the fractional method of apportionment had" gained some favor because of its simplicity, adding that the alternative plan proposed by Congressman Rankin iDem., Miss., has been termed ''very complicated." Here's Is Day i In Life Of > Typical London Family Eorroit's N r ori; : in uu< *oi- lotving tlKsiKilch, ;i veteran United 1'ress war correspondent takes you on a day's visit with a typical London family in the front line of the Battle of Briltin. * » * •••-:• By EDWARD W. BEATTIE; Jr. United Press Staff Correspondent ; LONDON, Dec. 5.—(UP)—A day in the life of the average Londdn .family: _. ,; 7 a.m.~All clear. The siren's high note tells the city that the German raid is over for the nib- ment. The family—father, mother, George and Gertrude—gather Up their blankets and be long-ing. 1 ? in an air raid shelter near their home. Mother and Gertrude.had slept in a section of three-tier, bunks now bein^ built. But they were lucky. Father and George had bedded down on the floor. The'ir blankets are dusty and'sev- eral persons are coughing- nearby. We pass ' a recently built -wash room (unusual in most shelters) and a siem. that says: <f God Bless Our Kine" as we go out into ih6 gray morning. 7:15 a.m.—The family reaches their home, which was damaged some days ago by a bomb but not seriously. En route, they pass one new bomb crater and the debris of several previously bombed buildings. Father is greeted by his neighbor, who. chose to sleep in bed last night while his family Slept in the small corrugated Iron shelter in the back yard. The neighbor is feeling fine, 'having slept through heavy antl-aircraft fire from, a .nearby' park, .but'other members of the family are' grouchy and stiff because of cramped quarters In the back yard shelter. Only 15 per cent of London residents use the subways as shelters and an increasing number seek to sleep normally at home if the barrage permits. 7:30 a.m.—There is only one egg available so the family has a rationed quota of bacon, which is cooked with difficulty because the Naiu bombers have damaged the gas mains and the flame is weak. There's enough food for everybody but Lea is limited, partly because; a huge store of tea In London was destroyed by a fire that had nothing- to do with the war. 8 a.m.—Father' walks 10 blocks to the bus. as compared to two blocks before the aerial blitzkrieg, and it takes him twice as long to there too. Father and two shop Ret to tin; office. 11 the night bombing has been heavy it may •luke him until 10 a.m. or later, with .several changes en route. Onct; niter u heavy night attack, lie was waiting on the corner for a bus and the traffic policeman stopped a big limousine, asked where the driver was going and then yelled over to ask If anyone waiting lor the bus was going d two girls said they were headed that way so the policeman told them to get In the limousine" and they rode to work with a broker, all of cli em laughing and joking on the way although they were pretty tired from lack of sleep. 9:30 a.m.— Mother and Gertrude have plenty to do around the house and George goes down the street to the place where once was the home of a friend. The home had cost about $8,000 when built from the family's savings. A Nazi pilot scored a direct hit on it and left only a pile of rubbish, but the family had moved to the country and escaped. 10 a.m. — Mother goes shopping. As she gets to the vegetable market the air raid alarm sounds but nobody pays much attention. Later, Statute To "Guarantee" Payments For Occupational Accidents LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 5.- Arkansiis' new workmen's compensation law. under which injured employes arc purportedly guaranteed payment of benefits and employers hope l-o be protected from Flying Fortresses Released; Greeks Brushing Forward ATHENS, Greece, Doc. 5. i By United Press ';" (UP)—Greek troops threat- Greek troops appeared to- ened today to encircle the; day. close to driving all whole Italian front in south- Italian forces from south Alern Albania with a three- bnnia as the Royal Air Corps pronged drive that already smashed hard again at Italy's had brought them into Pre- important industrial city of brought medi, to the nt9 outskirts of, Turin, Germany's city of Dussei- 12:0 morning. The statute has been heralded by Its sponsors as the first important step in the state's latest effect to attract new industries. Past wl [ ft t J-iiey claim ure unfair damage Porto Edda, and within' five' dorf area and other targets the in France and Belgium. The war In the Albania mountains In the air over Europe arid on the-Atlantic went on ns rumors spread of peace feelers by miles of three most strategic points on the front. The capture of Premedi was an* war ministry com . failures have been blamed, by th, s ' «u«nU|ue, which said Greek patrols group, on what they claim Is laclc wcl ' e on lne outskirts of of security against unwarranted EcUla - These towns are on Porto n possible Hard hitting Greek troops pound- damage suits. The law sets up definite schedules of payments for certain types of injuries and negligence of the employer or in some cases another employe is not essential to recov- mile line running northeast Vom '^J^ng battalion lineTjn the const, Argyrokastron Is half southwest corner of Albania, reports said umns had Greek advance col- captured strategic heights, northeast of Libohovo, flvo cry. Under the former laws In ef- j mlles from Ar tfyroknstron. feet negligence of another was cs- Italians were reported fleeing the sential to recovery buf, if r^rnvnrv whole sector, Greek light artillery recovery but if recovery while she is buying canned goods, was n n owed lhe p ' ers()n lnj . W J, was ilring a "spotter' on 'a nearby roof top not bound by any fixed scale of the ro£ld r bKws a whistle and pretty soon payments, the amount depending i v i"<>, it w planes can be seen whirling high overhead. Some people go to the shelters but others continue to ignore the planes. 11 a.m.—Mother purchases vegetables, meat, American canned, soups, clam chowder, chill con carne and some maple syrup. She can't get onions "or"letnons, but her chief limitations are due to rationing of butter, fats, sugar, and meat, and war time prices are high and also limit her purchases. She puts in an advance order for a Christmas turkey at 55 cents ft pound but is told that- she may have to take duck. Noon—There is no school for the children but they are required to study for a certain time each day. About 1.000,000 children are in London or other ''evacuation areas" where schools are closed but the disruption of education, according to, official statements, is not as serious as might be imagined. About 1,500,000 children of school age are getting regular instruction in areas where conditions are relatively normal, which children and in areas to have been evacu- (Continued on Page 6) Mother Of County Residents Succumbs New York Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May JuJ. Oct. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 1018 1012 1027 1014 993 937 1027 1016 1031 1023 1002 947 1018 1008 1022 1014 993 935 1019 1016 1023 1017 997 935 1917 1014 1021 1013 993 936 New Orleans Cotton •Prev. BIPLEY, Tenn. r Dec. 4.—Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Cotton, 74. who died at the home of A. F. Branam at Cherry. Tenn.. Tuesday after a two months' illness, were held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Walnut Grove Church by the Rev. Hallie Harris of Tomato. Ark. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She is survived by four daughters. Mrs. Delia Shepperson. "Luxora, Ark.; Miss Thee Cherry. Tenn.; Mrs. Cotton. Chancellor May Pass On Request For 0 r cl c r ,. Against County Court Chancellor* J. p. Gautney of Jonesboro. presiding at an adjourned session of chancery court here today, was expected to act on the plea of a group filing a "taxpayers' suit" against County Judge S. L. Gladlsh and other light artillery over Porto'Eddn. blasting running northeast to Del- was reported. This would upon the award in a court trial. j lcavc onl y tne north coastal road " The law became , operative before the new Workmen's Compen- ! to the Italian retreat. It off Into a mule track be- center ,of Argyrokastron. Reports reaching- the Yugoslav frontier; said that Greek troops captured Porto Edda at eight A.-M; but official confirmation was lacking. Capture of these strong points would expel the Italians from all south Albanian cities and place the Greeks In control of the to re e new Wormen's oomp- o no a mue rac e to o sation Commission, appointed two ' foi ' e /bending- around the coastal It was believed th weeks ngo, and the V Insurance ' mountains to Valona, 50 miles would be { n a power ' "*»»vi then agents and /pared to meet problems that will! arlser The underwriters have the .Budapest broadcastliig that Italians new- compensation• Insurance rntcsf w * re withdrawingvff^m, PoVto*'iEdda applicable to "all industries, but fcw' to Khimara, 20 miles up •..'the" old agents outside Little Rock'have r e-; cortsfc l ' ofttl> flnd from KHIsiri, eight celved printed copies. miles northeast of Premedi, to' Twenty-eight larger corporations Teleplnt,. 18 m u cs west of Premedi. had qualified as self-insurers yes- j ' rnG brbadcaster said two Italian terday. They were required to ac- ! Bersaglierl regiments, sent in to company their applications with $100 cash and to post $10,000 bonds lmd becn "disrupted" with' the loss that can be liquidated easily, in of many . guns and much equip- cases of larger pay rolls, bond was ' fixed higher than $10,000. Forty-five companlcs'have applied ' Sofia sa5cl two Italian regiments for authority to write workmen's I nac * bene captured with all their compensation. Each must pay a i cc l ui P»"Kmt in the Argyrokastron powerful (The Greek _ radio -w^heard in J JJ*f •'' « .^organlaed Italian offen- ; The,v Greeks were said-to have firm control of Premeti and-the Italians were reported-retiring from Porto Edda. - . Two events of possible significance were reported as affecting the Far East. The official Russian news agency' declared that Soviet policy toward China—a policy of extensive aid —"remains without change" despite official notification of Japan's recognition of the puppet Nanking regime. , The other development was new the Argyrokastron sector, CA Greek broadcast heard at qualifying fee and two perl scctor '™''" $500 cent of compensation insurance premiums collected. This money will pay the commission's expenses. of Edda. third largest Albanian port, was expected momentarily.) The Greek war communique said: reports of huge Japanese troop transports off the south China island of Hainan. These reports gave weight to belief that Japan was attempting to concentrate her forces for n drive into the south' The commission authorized yes- Tll <; cn . cn gs stubborn resistance PacJfl whl h presumttbTy terday the Arkansas-Oklahoma Coal ' north of Preraed was overcome | have ror its ^ tlmate Operators' Association, composed of with the Intorvenl on of our artil- - Prench Indo Chlna and 4 lcr - Aln b ' coal companies operating in lcrv - Alon & both slcjcs of th e r ° Rcl ' East Indies western Arkansas, to act as tempor- «« enemy carried out unsuccessful j Meantime ln e . t Dutch ary self -insurers for GO days attacks using tanks. We occupied w * «u A petition for this authority was ! Prcm cdl." It said 50 prisoners were filed by R. A. Young of Fort Smith I takcn Unltc d Press correspondent at Public Library Reports On Circulation, Submits Fiscal Account Expending only a total of SI 126.60 during the past year, the Blytheville Public Library circulated 22,679 books nmong 12.647 peoph from Oct. 1940 In Oct. 1. 1939 com n arisen 22,272 books among 12.152 people enlng- of tension between French Indo China and Slam, where a small scale war has been raging for the past 10 days. -•H- Aid Paramount Issue WASHINGTON. Dec. 5 association president. It was ap-, proved by R. L. Grant, lawyer for *" nc Porto Edda front said the Ital- the United Minn Workers of Amcr- ians ^ ad concentrated their main ica, a C. I. O union of which a forces at a bridgehead at Ofhtsuka, majority of miners In thc area are;"™ m ' lcs froni puot ; to Edda > ^' j The "unite'd" States ^formally remembers. Moving the swamps below were im-. leased 20 ,, fl in j ort °™. SLJ^ The association'- desires to work Passable. He said the Greek Ev-1 to Grcat B rlt ^ n 1 7*. ; .I 1 " 0 *!! out plans to organize a co-opera-! zo ™f bunL , raf * r °T tht ; ir Amidst of 'several moves tlve insurance company to write its' artiller y ftnd wa ^ed through waist-, niore ald _ Dossiblv firn nttMi nnH»>!r>r. Tn, _ — t:n~ . . ,. . rlpiiji cllmn orrncc Hir» RittHntn ' ., _ ... . " J — own policies. The petition contend- de °5 ) slimc ncross thc Butrlnto the British spsed .1 to ed that the coal mine compensation f wj »nps at night, taking the Ital- Brltish shlpping perts ,_ insurance rate of $8 per $100 pay ' roll, approved by the state Insurance Department, is excessive and would amount to 20 cents a ton of coal mined. The petition said the mines in- them*' S " rPr ' SC ai " bfly0nC " nS lns to double me number^ A three hour battle followed, the correspondent said, and the Italians fell back on Porto Edda. The Greeks then stormed an outlying volved have a gross Income of'about i vll]a &e dominating Porto Edda be- county officials seeking to restrain during the preceding year. approval of claims allegedly in excess of aporouriations for certain county funds. It was understood that the plea tor a temporary order would be heard by agreement here. The suit was filed in Osceola after a somewhat similar suit, filed here, had been rejected by the court, sustaining a defense motion contending that .such a suit could not be maintained in chancery court here. Pauline • Attorneys for Judge Gladish con- Slaughter of near Ripley; Gallic Sutton. Tomato. Mrs. Dec. Jan. Mar. May Nsgro Woman Falls Dead—"At End Of Row" Her cotton picking sack filled several times yesterday, Lula Isom, fuselage and none of the occu- j jul. pants was burned. Oct. Persons in the neighborhood who heard the crash rushed to the plane. They pulled the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot from the cabin. And attendants from the airport assisted in removing the Dec. others, tend that claims have not been approved in excess of revenue for the year. A number of other cases on the court docket here were re^ularlv scheduled for hearing todvxy and it was somewhat doubtful if the hearing on county litigation would be reached. Open High Low Close Close 1021 1032 1021 1024 1021 50-year-old negro woman of Num- 1011 1016 1011 1014 1011 ber Nine community, began dump- 1026 1035 1026 1028 1025 ing her last sack into the picking 1018 1028 1018 1022 1018 bin. 999 1008 999 1Q02 998? The sun was sinking rapidly ns 941 952 941 943 940 she gave her sack a final shake in finishing up another day's work. Then, it was time for rest and i the negro woman stopped—for she fell to the ground dead open high low close Coroner W. H. Stovall' who made 901-4 901-1 895-8 90 . an investigation, conducted no in- 87 S71-8 865-8 863-4 quest, Livestock Chicago Wheat EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Dec. 5. (UP)— Hoss: 12,000—11.500 salable. Top. 6.25 170-230 ,lbs., 5.65-6.20 140-160 Ibs.. 5.1S-5.75 Bulk sows, 5!40-5.90 Cattle: 3,600—3.500 salable. Steers, 10.75 down. Slaughter steers, 6.50-13.75 Bute, yearlings, heifers, 7.25-9.00 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-12.25 These fisrures were revealed to- lay when Mrs. Ira Gray, librarian, "nade her annual report. The library, which receives Its principal suoport from" the Community Chest. (this year the Amount will be SI. 000) listed the 'ollowing disbursements during the ^ast year: salary, "•338.04: telephone. $600: $50.88; books, 500,000 in wages. Chairman Dave Peel of the commission said that, as self-insurers, the coal operators would be liable for all compensation awards set out in the law. there began shelling the town. Stock Prices T&T .................. 166 3-4 ' Am Tobacco 70 ->nce on books and building. $42.81; Mehts. 27.48: coal, $25.61; repairs, *15.75; janitor, $13.60; supplies, S12.43. Fiction for adults is more in demand than other types o " Anaconda Copper .... 271-8 - Beth Steel 85 i-l_ Chrysler 75 3.4 Cities Service 53.4 Coca Cola .'[ 101 propose to have shipyards. Earlier been captured with all their struction of 60 freighters., Chairman Walter F. George of the Senate Foreign Relations committee proposed that defense production be stepped up to a wartime basis—around-the-clock if necr essary—to provide substantial aid to Britain and to get our own armament program into high gear. He I said he was not advocating partici- .pation in the war, but just a precautionary measure against possible future lags in production. The "flying fortresses"— hugs, n i w; M four - en & lne d Boeing B-17's origin- S Proposal Would .ally ordered by the army air corps * ] ip I—were released after several weeks Arkansas r rom of negotiations. Consideration of their release was announced last month when the army permitted rom Loss Of Representative "lass, while onlv for 10.732 belonged in this 1.4G4 non-fiction were circulated. "Diction for juveniles has n clrcula- Mon of 9,639 and non-nctkm for 1 this group, a circulation of 744. I Four hundred and fifty new! General Electric 32 7-81 WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (UP)— General Motors 49 3-8 i Representative John E. Rankin Int Harvester 54 1-2 (Dem., Miss.) today introduced a 37 1-4 bill to Increase thc membership of the British to take prior delivery on 26 consolidated four-motored bombers. At least one of these has been delivered; the remainder will be ready by March 1,1941. * The "flying fortresses" are N Y Central 13 1-2 • tne house to 450 as an alternative North Am Aviation is | to the possible reduction of certain being"fitted with" Sperry~bombslghts- ? ackar d 31-8' state delegations—including that of recently released by the array The 39 7_ 8 Arkansas—In accordance with 1940 sperry sight is considered highly 4 7-8 Population • fxgures. efficient but the, 'army, and 'navy 22 The population figures would have displaced it with the highly members were reported in compari- Socony Vacuum s 1-2 w *th the approval of congress force sec ret, and reputedly more accurate to 339 for. the preceding year. Studebaker .............. 73.4 10 states to lose one member each There were 465 books added to the ! S, tandar 2 Oil N J Texas Corp U S library and only 190 withdrawn while from '38 to '30. there were while from '38 to "39. there were umes In the library, 602 were rebound this year; 360, the preceding year. Money spent for books totaled Dec. $338.04 this year, $285.56, last year. May 33 j and eight states to gain from one 38 3-4 to three members on the basis 51 Steel 677-8 a Present housing membership of j 435. The plan would be effective i when the 78th congress convenes J Jan. 3, 1943. I ' Under Rankin's plan of .adding open hi?h low close,/15 members only two states would 613-4 617-8 613-8 613-8* lose one member 607-8 61 603-8 60 1-2 . and Oklahoma. Chicago Corn Norden sight. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair, warmer in northwest portion tonisht; Friday partly cloudy, warmer. '„•'', ' " Memphis and vicinitv-pF^ir +9- each— Kansas , night, lowest- temperature 38,- Iftl- ! day fair and wanner. A k

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