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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOETHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 192 Blytheville Dally Newf BlythevUle Courier Blytheville Herald ' Mississippi Valley Leader B1ATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Government Acts To Bring Peace in Coal Walkout Mediator Arranges For Conference With ; JbhnL. Lewis o* UMW I- WASHINGTON, NOV. Cyrus S. Chlng today arranged meeting with John L. Lewis—the first step in new government efforts to end the coal strike. Word of plans for n meeting this afternoon was learned by reliable sources shortly afte i-Lewls made a new bid to effect a, settlement with a part of the soft coal industry. Lewis offered to negotiate in Chicago tomorrow for an agreement covering mines in the two states of Illinois and lindinna. Ching. the federal mediation chief, arranged to visit Lewis a the .mine workers'' headquarter here at an unspecified hour in th afternoon. The time was left uncertain be cause Ching was on his way her from steel strike talks in New York. This . afternoon's conference; aulhorjllve sources indicated may prave Hie way to a J°' n meeting between Lewis and th" soft coal operators next week tn Washlnton. The leader of the striking mine had made unsuccessful bids earl! this week Cor negotiations lookin toward a settlement with Indiana operators ulone. In effect, he expanded tliat to ••atwo-state proposal with a telegram today to governor Stevenson of Illinois. Lewis said that if Indiana coal operators can not be brought into jL tlie session, then'a wage agreement W perhaps could be negotiated for Illinois' 40,000 miners alone. Farm Income Do//arslWidening of Highway 18 Come Harder in /949|And Natural Gas Loom as Projects for Blytheville Area WASHINGTON', Nov. -1. (AP)—Mid-Westerners, 'who generally get the biggest hunk of the nation's farm income, have found dollars harder to make this year, the Agriculture Department said today. Farm Income for January through September this year was lower In every Mid-Western state than for the corresponding 1948 iicriod. Tile national trend was downward, loo. Total 1949 Income for nine onlhs was $19,035,962,000,' coin- red with 520,163,775,000 for the nllar period in, 1948. Iowa led the 12-state MidWest clion, as well as the entire na- —Courier News Fholo CHAMP COTTON KAISER—Lavone Easley. 18, of Burdette. picks cotton in tlie five-acre plot on which he grew a crop that won for him the 1949 state 4-H championship for cotton production. Lavone does much of his own picking and has the five acres nearly harvested. * * * * • • Burdette 4-H Member Wins in State Contest Lavone Easley, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Easley Burdette, today was named state 4-H champion in the cotton praduclio phase of the club's annual Arkansas-wide project competition. As Mississippi County's only state* —— 4-H champion of 1949, young Easley will Join top state winners in other project divisions on a trip to Chicago next.month to attend the Na- Operators Decline Comment CHICAGO, Nov. 4—<<P)—The Illinois Coal Operators Association declined to comment Immediately today on John L. Lewis' proposal to negotiate a strike settlement for Illinois and Indina mines. • T. G. Gerow, president of the association, said he had not been advised or the proposal Lewis telegraphed to Governor Stevenson of Lllinols RjajdControls x^i^w" **ij^lf !' 1 C$ Strategic Goods Invoked WASHINGTON, Nov. 4: (AP) — The government slapped rigid 'controls on shipment of strategic goods to practically the whole world to. day, to prevent re-shipments to the Soviet bloc. • • , Communist China and Latin America particularly were covered by the new rules. S Officials told a reporter the step PWBS taken'more with the Idea of averting future re-shipment difficulties than because ol any great current traffic in re-shipments to Russian-dominated areas. "• Hitherto the Commerce Department has applied these rigid controls only to Europe and adjacent areas, mostly . along the southern rim of the Mediterranean. The new action exterids the con. trol powers to exports to any place in the world except Canada, which has always been in a relatively control-free class of its own, even in wartime. tionnl '4-H Congress. Jack Duclos of Promised Land was the only other County 4-H Club member placing in the state competition. He was named third place winner in a tractor maintain- ence- ; One North Mississippi County girl. Bobby Jean Byrd of Leach- villc, was announced as the winner of the better electric methods project for the Northeast Arkansas district, and wili join three other district winners In that division for a special tour of electrical appli ances and - distributing houses ii The tour i.s scheduled *hest Campaign Starts in Osceola Three Teams Report $5,000 Toward Goal of $17,500 Good weather has slowed the tart of Osceola's first •Community 3hest drive but the '' same sunny ays are expected to be the very Inng that will "put over" the cam- for $17,500. *~ Nearly a third of the totil has neelmd irt the form of Girl a sister to Bobby Jean and Francis White of Armoral County Champion Bov Accompanying the 1 - Misslssipp County delegates was Phillip Weldman, Swedish Exchange" 'v-studen 1 who h»s .spent the past month a: guest of tlie A. C. Duclos family He is scheduled to speak at th breakfast meeting in the morning giving his impression of Arkansa Farm life, as compared to his ow farm life in Sweden. , Easlcy won his state champion ship for the work he has don in producing cotton on a five-acr plot he tends on the land IV father farms on the Burdette plan tation. The award was based on his pro duction over a period of year the farming practices he used, th records he has kept of his wor and his general 4-H Club record. State Selects Winners • Winners are picked by the sta Extension Service and were to be lion, with cash receipls of $1,426,-! 928,000 from farm marketings. This was a drop of 12-mtllton-plus from the first nine months of lust yenr. Only nine slates, most of them In the Southeast, had larger incomes | than In January-September 1948. The states showing increases this I year included Arkansas J296,TJ6,000 over $249.6'<5,000; and Louisiana {202,529,000 over $194,993,000. Merchants Plan ioliday Projects Christmas Promotion Activities Discussed At C. of C. Offices Plans for Christmas Promotion and • for selection of new officers or the Merchants' Division of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce were outlined this morning at a neetlng of the division's board of directors in the Chamber of Commerce office. Russell Campbell, chairman of the division, said that three types of promotion were to be suggested to the merchants for their approval or action in on effort to offset the trend of bttsiness to slow up. Lighting, a parade, Christmas music and a possible home lighting and decoration contest were discussed. It was decided that a bulletin explaining the boardV'action would be mailed to the merchants, and that next week block . chairmen would contact the merchants Individually for their views on the Christmas promotion. , To Decide on Parade The -board set December 9 as the date when the promotion should get underway .and they plan that each of the Blytheville merchants have decorations completed by that time and the Christmas merchan dise ready for display. The Christmas, parade, if approvr Truman Assails 'Reactionaries' Minneapolis, St. Paul Give President A Rousing Welcome By Ernest B. Vaccaro ABOARD TRAIN EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON, Nov. 4—(^7—President Truman's determination to stump the country again next year to elect "'Fair Dealers" to Congress was strengthened today by his reception In Minnesota. White House aides said he was elated by his welcome yesterday nt Minneapolis and St. Paul where police estimated 400,000 persons lined the sidewalks along a 20-mile parade route. paian chairman said today ^ j The kick-off breakfast to launch he J949 campaign wits held Tuesday, but "it was decided, to give he people a few days of sunshine jefore pushing rthe drive." Mr. Ralph said. These "few days of sunshine" are scheduled to give farmers a chanre to make up for time and revenue lost due to ram that has cut deeply into their picking schedules during the past month. . The drive may last until Christinas, Mr. Ralph said, to give all Osceolans a chance to contribute. Fifteen solicitation teams arc working on the campaign. .Three have reported a total of about 55,000 In pledges and inouey to date, Mr. Ralph said. 13 Agencies ti> Benefit Thirteen agencies will receive funds from the Chest campaign. Chairmen of these agencies comprise the Community Chest Board. From these chairmen, a three-man committee will be' selected to rul- ciusert at the meeting, it was brought out that the merchants could possibly work with the Gar den club division of the 'Woman' Club hi sponsoring the contest. Aft- contncting officers of the woman's group the board was assurec formally announced by that olfice j minister the fund when all collcc- University of Arkansas • President Urges More Practical College Work _ ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4. M'l — Many Hkollcge students can't read and write effectively, in the opinion of Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, head of the 1 University of Arkansas. That's what he told delegates to the. Missouri State Teachers' Association here yesterday. ' Jones advocated "basic" rather than "general" education and attacked the "Ph.D. system" as one based on "meticulous investigation of small things." "It's entirely possible for people to take a doctor's degree and remain absolutely illiterate," he declared. . Jones said basic education Included literacy in language and tt- crature. arts and humanities and a historical perspective. With these", he added, should go "practical" coi'rfes In the techniques of occupations and professions. He termed his theme "Operation Bootstraps.'' at a banqiret for the state winners in Little Rock tonight. Young Easley—who has acquired the nickname of "Shorty" even though he isn't shortX-Is currently reaping a bale-an-acre harvest from his five-nere plot. Most of the plot has been picked and Thursday afternoon he had hauled more than 1.500 pounds of cotton to the gin at Burdetle. He expects to pick about 2.500 pounds SKE WINNER on Page. 12 York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T & T ......... ;... Amer Tobacco ....... Anaconda Copper ..... Beth Steel ............ Chrysler ............ Gen Electric ......... Gen Motors ..... ,, ____ Montgomery Ward ..... N Y Central .......... Int Harvester taUlnna! Distillers P-"i'blic Steel ions have been made. This is the first time Osceola Soconv Vacuum . . Standard of >| j Texas Corp 'i r" " « r«i n . ^ i ' , Sens •Southern j\ Pacific 145 1-8 74 29 30 1-8 . 53 38 5-8 , 69 . 52 3-4 . 10 3-8 . 28 21 1-4 21 7-8 12 1-4 , 17 . 24 1 4 . 72 64 3-8 Firemen Answer Five Colls Within Eiqht-Hour Period Blytlieville's volunteer firemen had a busy time yesterday and last nght, answering live alarms to an eight-hour period. No major dam- nge was reported. Three of the alarms were to cotton gins while the other two were to the homes of Negroes. Tlie three alarms to cotton gins were to the R. D. Hughes Gin Company on South Broadway at 3:30 p.m. yesterday where cotton In stall In the cotton house became Ig- nittd. The Blytheville Gin on North Second Street at 7:30 p.m. yesterday where cotton in the cotton house suffered minor damage from a flash fire, and the West Side Cooperative Gin on West Highway 18 »t 1:30 a.m. today where cotton being ginner became ignited in the gin stand. Only minor damage lo the gin stand was reported. At 4:30 p.m. yesterday the firemen were called to the home of Bessie Edwards, 1618 West Harmon Street, where an oil cook stove oe- came overheated. At 4:45 p.m. yss- terday an alarm was answered (o the home of James Goodloe at 411 West Ash Street Rear where a defective flue caused smoke damage. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 >A 30C2 3011 3002 3010 » * ^'93 - 3r03 %*$* 3001 business and professional men have elected to use the Community 3hesl method of collecting for the city's civic and welfare agencies. Campaign workers who arc solic- tlng the contributions include L. K Hanvnrg. Steve Bowker, Dane Ferrus. Abrey Scott. E. P. .Bradley Mr. Ralph, Ben P. Butler, Fabcr While, Leroy Owens. Emmitt Dunn Tommle Spiers, Herbert Hobbs.' C W. Wnlson, J. C. Buchanan, Darrell Crane, Joe Applcbaum, Ra: Morgan, G. B. Segraves, ' Bob Graves, M. E. Pope, Charles Jolliff W. M. Thomas, Earl Robbins. Lloyd Godley, Ralph Wilson, B. E. Moore Tim Bowles, Nathan Wcinbcrg. Her bert Shippen. Harry Minton, Dl:l Prewilt. the Rev. L. T. Lawrence Louis George, Ed Weiss and Jamc Hyatt. Odds on Churchill LONDON, Nov. 4- W"(—One o London's bookies made Winsto Churchill a 6 to 4 favorite toda to be the next prime minister of Britain. 5.J-1T. -ik- I —Courier News Photo FOKUM SPEAKER—O. Hamilton Moses ol Llltle llock, president uditorium when he gave" a fore- °f thc Arkansas-Econoinlo Council-State chamber of Commerce, Is sliown -- •-••—," ^ constructed ste of the 1350 campaign with a | here addressing the "Arkansas Town Forum" held yesterday at tlie Hotel ^rough- Northeast Arkansas ' to An applauding crowd the police I estimated at 12,000 whooped It up By A. A, Fredrlckson Courier News Staff Writer A promise that widening of State Highway 18 will begin next spring and a prediction that Mississippi County will have natural gas by 1950 were made yesterday at an "Arkansas Town Forum" held at the Hotel Noble. Preceding this forum, C. Hamilton \ Moses, of Little Rock, president of (the Arkansas Economic Council{ Stale Chamber of Commerce, told nearly 230 Bythcvlllc civic club representatives that clllzcns of Arkansas communities "can build what you have tlie courage to envision * and the ambition to attempt.'* ' Tho two-hour luncheon .and i forum were sponsored here by tho ! Blylhcvllle Chamber of Commerce i and the Rotary Club, It was one of * six being held Iri Eastern Arkansas follow-ups to the Community I Betterment Clinics launched last j year by the AEC-Stato Chamber of I Commerce. .. ' Mr. Moses was accompanied by ' 26 Arkansas businessmen and com| munlly-bullding "specialists" who i answered questions that arose diir- ' Ing the forum. -, . .' lie opened the forum which followed his speech with the prediction that Mississippi County would-be served by natural gas _ by nmt year. The prediction came In answer to a question by B. G. West of Mlythevlile. His basis for this prediction was their cooperation. More complete plans for tha phase of the promotion will be mad after the merchants act on th board's suggestion. Any of the plan offered by the board can be modi fied or cancelled by the merchants Equipment secured by the mer hauls last year will be used In itfercnl arrangement l-hts yea nd it is planned that the greener e" sprayed with aluminum pain nd strun? across the streets ra- her than draped In arch format-ions rorn lamp posts. It is planned that additional quipment will be obtained to supplement that used last, sear. In the discussion of the promo,ion it was painted out that the nerchants must put out more salesmanship In order that the lag of siness activity could be lessened. W. L. Moxley.was named chairman of the nominating committee, which is to recommend a slate of officers for next year. The committee composed of Mr. Moxley, W. P. Pryor and Dick J. White, will meet ishing attack on "the propaganda the reactionaries. ~ The president is convinced that e can help .elect liberals to Courts by conducting the sort of ampafgn he made in 1048 through ack platform appearances In key ates, one close adviser fold rc- wrters. '•;''•" Mr. Truman stressed two pre- ictions in his lalk last-night that he 81st Congress will enact a good d?al more 1 ' of his "Pair IXal' before quitting its next session and that there will he a leavier vote in 1950 elections for. hose with his views.- -.".-' •;«_ t»He called-his civil.rights, federal [Id to education, national health" nsurancc and other "general welfare" proposals the jjeth to.future growth. , , .-. He stiid the people were behind nim. '' .' /.' ,..'•" I am not too much worried by those who oppose those policies" Mr. Truman declared. "Between the reactlonalres of the extreme left with their talk about revolution and class warfare and the reactionaries or the extreme right with their hysterical cries of bankruptcy and despair, lies the way to progress- No bl c . Prisoner Wins Retrial But Loses Lot of Time Just a year after he hud received, a two-year prison sentence which he appealed, Homer Mouser pt' Capo Girnr- deiui, Mo., yesterday was again found guilty alter a retria o£ the same burglary -case and the jury this time fixed his punishment at three years in the state penitentiary. — r * And he already has spent nearly Two-State Bridge Commission Meets in Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Nov. 4 — (/Ft-- The Tennessee - Missour Bridge commission held its first"official" meeting Here today. Commission Secretary J. P. Patterson said the meeting may result soon in signing of a contract with a traffic engineering consultant firm for a study of possible bridge approach sites. Congress recently atlficd the two states' compact aimed at construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River betwen Dyer County, Tenn., and Pemlscot -County. Mo, _.„_. __________ prior to December 8, and report at The Join commission was organ- thai time. zfi d at Tiptonville, Tenn , Sept. 15. The new officers are slated to take office on January 1. Vecp's Fiancee Ailing But Wedding Plans Same ST. 'LOUIS, NOV. 4. W) — Mrs. Cacleton S. Hadley, vice president Alben W. Barkley's fiance, was In a hospital today with a slight touch of flu. but the wedding is still definitely set for Nov. 18. Her mother, Mrs. Estle Rucker. said she needed some rest because "tlie telephone and the door bell have been ringing almost constan't- ly since plans for the wedding were announced." She went to the hospital yesterday. Census Bureau Reports Population Increase for State of Arkansas WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. (AP) Tlie government says Arkansas has had a population Increase during the last nine years. Housing Aid Conference Is Scheduled Housing aid for farmers, and the part local farmer committees will have In administering It, will be discussed at a district meeting in City, next Thursday, David C. Ncal, Mississippi Comity supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration, announced today. Mr. Ncal explained that supervisors and clerks from 11 counties were U) be Included In the Forrest City meeting. According to Mr. Neal, $1.286,300 of tho $27,000,000 made available by Congress for construction antl repair of farm buildings has been allocated [or Arkansas. The allocation will cover applications before next June 30, and the Forrest City meeting is to train the supervisors to handle the applications. • The eligibility of applicants ;n Mississippi County is to be rccom- rrcndcd by a committee composed of Frank B. Dean. Sr., of WliiUon, S. II. Bevlll of Dlythcvilic and O. W. Coppcdge of niythevllle. ' The housing act authorizes A lending program covering a four- year period with a maximum lending authorization of $215,000.000 lor the four years, and Mr. Ncal said that the local office of the Farmers Home Administration would begin accepting the applications for the farm housing loans after the meeting at Forrest City. Mr. t eal and Mrs. Richard T. Mills, clerk, will attend the train- Ing meeting. a year In jail while waiting first for Arkansas Supremo Court e.c- tlon on his apix-'nl of the first sentence 'and then for the. retrial ordered by lhat rtlbunnl. , The Mississippi County Circuit Court Jury here took about two hours lo find Mouser again guilty of a bm-glruy atenipt made more limn a year ago In Blylhcvllle. , ^He was first convicted last November. In March the supreme court reversed and remanded the case on a technicality. Had Mou.scr began service of the two-year term last November, he could have been eligible for parole by how, court attaches said. In this morning's session, the court befifin hearing an nasuult and battery case appealed from Muni? clpal Court by Roy Shepherd. Other action In yesterday's session included: Claude Smithwlck, charged with obtaining money under ; false pretenses, bondsmen notified and alias warrant Issued after dcfendan failed to appear for sentencing Smithwick pleaded guilty April 4 1818. Felix Crawford, grand larceny given five-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay court costs Crawford pleaded guilty Nov. 2 1948. Thomas Slaughter, carnal abuse serve the Arkansas Power and Light ^Company's-new installation at Forrest City. Mr. Moses is president of AP and L. The AP and L contract with the supplying firm w.111 contain provisions for Including service to Mississippi County, Mr. :Mbses sad. J. B. Lambert of Helena, chairman of the Arkansas ' Highway Comrnisslon, held out the promise of a wider Highway 18. In answer to a question by J. V. Gates of- Blytlievlllc, Mr. Laml-ert said this Hork was, on the "most list" at , Jirow Cralri of WMson/'^ho Is vice chairman of the Highway Commission. * s 'According to present. plans, Mr. Lambert said, from two to four feet of concrete will be added to each side of Highway 18 from,.Blythe- vUle west through Mississippi County. Then the highway will be covered with asphalt. He also said.that work U planned to remedy the traffic IraUlencck formed on Highway 81 north ol Blytheville by Krutz Bridge. In .answer to a question on Dly- thr.villc'.s sewer problems, Marion Crist, Little EJock engineer who Is chairman of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission, sold nlargeriient and improvement of a sewage system Li possible by Issuance of revenue lionds within a city's Inanclng ability. Seivtrs XJp lo Citizens Improvement of the system here. Sec FORUM on I'agc 2 The Census Bureau reported yesterday there were 14.000 more people living In the state last July 1 than when the 1*40 census were, taken. Population of the state In July was estimated at 1364,000. were 1,950.000 April 1. 1940. folks living There there Soybeans Nov _ Dec Mch May Open High Low 224'.4 22511 223 !4 226 22CV'; 225 221TJ 227 W 226 225!1 226 224 Close 223-S 225% 2 20 '/i 224% case continued on motion of stat and over protest of defendant. Oils Hall, Negro, first dcgrc murder , pica changed to guilty Nathan Cole / forgery, plea changed to guilty. Charles Stevens Reno, Jr., grand larceny, plea changed to guilty and punishment fixed at three years in penitentiary. Frank nice, a.yaut with Intent to kill, plea of guilty entered. Howard P. Lucas, grand larceny, bond forfeiture declared and alias warrant Issued when defendant failed to appear. Fannie I^c. assault with Intent to kill, plea of Innocent entered. Charles James Lee, assault with Chest Camnaign Collection Total Reaches $21,228 BIytheville's community Chest funds were Increased to §21,228,35 at noon today, with 18 reports having been received In the Employees Division of the Campaign. Today's contributions brought the Red Feather Services within $7,42165 of the $?8,650 quota, set up as their requirement for next year's operation. There are 13 services to be financed by the contributions. The campaign moved Into the clean-up part of the campaign about two days ago, and \s scheduled to be closed as quickly as the contacts missed. In general solicitation and the advanced gifts drives are made. R. A. Nelson Is conducting this last of the campaign- Yesterday's total was $20548.60, and vftiR Increased by about 4700 today. Dec Harlem Mob Hurls Bricks at Police Officers Demonstration Starts in Form of Rousing Welcome to New York Communists Released Under Bonds 434 U 43 1-81 July -« 5-8 "Oct KEW^YORK, Nov. 4. W>—Eleven top American Communists went free on bond last night. Less than three hours later a brick-hurling Harlem mob Idled six police in a wild welcome-home for one of the Red leaders. The Communist bigwigs signed bail bonds totaling. $260,000 and walked out to a freedom that may last a year until the O. S. Supreme Court reviews their recent conviction on chnrges o! conspivitvg to advocate violent overthrow of the U. S. government. Defendant Benjamin J. Davis, Jr., Negro city councilman, met a roar- Ing welcome when he made a sireet- ?ro, and Robert Thompson. Negro singer Paul Robeson, leftist target of two -recent Peeksklll, N. Y..riots, also spoked , . • .A crowd ol abnut i,W»^c>i«red the speakers and then began • torchlight parade up L«nox ATC- nut through the ten-*-, crowded heari of New .York's Mg N<*T» district. " ' . A handful of police stood by/ Officers later said the marchers endangered bystanders by Tfaving their flickering torches". Three police cars »wung acroet Lenox Avenue at 114th Street. The parade™ broke the. thin police Un« , and rhiiled around Ihc cars, charit- i ing in tune with a sound truck "we 3 fl '"'3 2995 corner speech in" Harlem .a short , ... 2930 2952 2957 time later. With him were defen- will not be moved." MOO 2T90 3600'danti Henry Winston, ftUo » K«-| from'rooftop* <M» bottles, bricks, saucers, cups arid broomsticks. Over the sound truck loudspeakers, a voice roared: "We are. not golnfe to be stopped by the police department of New York City. We will march." . Missiles shattered windows in the area. The paraders tried-voinly to overturn a police car. Its windshield was smashed. Police reserves, led by some of the department's top officials, poured into the area—on edge for weeks over a bitter local election campaign In which Communism Is '< dominant Issue. • " Six P«son5—f">» r «' " lcm "'" gToKs—ntrt arrested. One Negro was ehuccd with uMmlUot '» intent to entered. kll, plea of Innocent Weather accused of disorderly conduct. The injured police, none hurt seriously, were taken to hospitals alter they were hit by bricks or other objects. Tho parade finally broke up as some of the crowd followed Davis off to other meetings. A police department official, declining to be quoted by name, said the olTlcers had no objection to a Harlem celebration for Davis. But he charged that hoodlums moved In and provoked the disturbance. As a precaution against possible new outbreaks^ violence 360 additional . ponce were assigned to patrol Harlcin today and tonight. Police said 135 patrolmen were added to the regular day patrol and 225 were detailed to augment* the Arkansas forecast: Fair and a Httle warmer tonight. Saturday fair, slightly cooler In the extreme northeast portion late Saturday. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Saturday, cooler west and north tonight, and entire slat* Saturday; low tonight 25-30. Minimum this morning—34. Maximum yesterday—57. Sunset .today—5:04. Sunrise tomorrow—6:24. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. i day—none. Total since Jan. 1—«32. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—455. Normal mean lor Nov.—S0.2, This Dale Last Year Minimum trill mornins—58, Maximum ycslerday—68 Osceola C. of C. Conducts Membership Campaign A total of 47,000 of the 510.000 quota has been reported in the Osceola chamber of Commerce's annual membership drive, Charles Joliff, manager of the chamber, said (.••day. Eighteen firms have been added to the Chamber of Commerce membership role, he said. the chamber's membership drive w»3 launched tills week with Hurry Minton and Herbert Hobbs as cochairmen. Mr. Joliff said the Chamber of Commerce hopes to have complete returns reported by Tuesday. Precipitation Jan. I —II.M. to this date N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec 2935 3002 2995 3001 Nfar 2992 2998 2991 2996 May 2988 2991 2987 JB89 July 29*6 3950 2944 2950 Oct Z7S8 ^3793 2188 3790

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