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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST Amr*n«A« AND BOCTBXA8T MISSOURI XLV—NO. 196 Blytheville Dally Newt Blythevllle Courier BlythevUle Herald ^Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Kaiser to Get RFC Aid Over Fulbright Protests Bj Charles Molony WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. (AP)—Henry J. Kaiser seemed sure today of getting government credit to start making a new lo\\;-cost auto. The assurance came with RFC rejection of a suggestion by Senator Fulbright (D-Ark) that it delay action. * The flow of actual cash to carry « '• a $44,400,000 loan arrangement up conditionally a month ago by the .Reconstruction Finance Cor Poratlon appeared ready to start after: 1. RFC turned down Fulbright's request that it hold up "final action" on the loan. RFC chairman Harley Hise yesterday wired Fulbright at Little Rock that "final action" already had been taken— and quite lawfully. Fulbright said afterward lie would seek a congressional Investigation of RFC lending policies. 2. Kaiser said at Houston that he has now met the main conditions for drawing the loan funds. He said that in fact, he was all set to "obtain the first money" under the credit when Fulbright filed Ills delay plea Monday. In a statement given the press »t Houston and Washington yesterday, Kaiser also charged existence ot "at plot to stop Kaiser-Frazer (the auto concern) from producing the low-priced car." Scores Senator Declaring inai "^senator Fulbright's low-down move was timed precisely when Kaiser-Frazer was to obtain the first money under the RFC loan," Kaiser said: "The plotters know that every day for rushing tools and dies and getting into production of new models is invaluable In the highly competitive auto industry." ^To qualify for the cash, he an- ^o'unced, "the Kaiser interests deposited securities with a market value of $10,000,000 as the collateral under a $15,000,000 guarantee by the Kaiser companies to back up the RFC loan." That, he stressed, had been done "the very day" — Monday—when Fulbright asked RFC to hold up action until a Senate banking subcommittee he heads could check Into the transaction. Kaiser added hotly. "Stool pigeons or 11 n w i 11 i n g stooges for the'interests that want to stop the kaiser-Frazer ,'iijfcbe big three's tGenerol Mob MiaJ rhr\*tprt lowest-priced Dr. Utley Heads Medical Group Blytheville Selected For Kext Meeting Of Councilor District Dr. F. E. Utley of Blytheville was elected president of the First. Councilor District of the Arkansas Medical Society at its 94th semi-annual meeting, yesterday at Paragould. Dr. Utley will preside over the District's 95th meeting on May 15, when the medical group is scheduled to meet In Biyiheville as guests ot the Mississippi County Medical Society. Or. Otley has served as vice- president of the district during the past year and is at present president ol the Mississippi County society. Eight doctors from Blytheville attended tile meeting yesterday, alonog with more than lop other doctors from eight counties In John L Lewis Sends His Striking Coal Miners Back to Pits Till End of Month TRUMAN SEES ACHESON OFF TO PARIS—President Truman (lefU wishes Secretary of Slate Dean Acheson a good journey at national airport as Acheson prepares to board a plane for Paris. There he will meet v.'ith Foreign Ministers Bevin of Britain and Schuman of Prance, (AP Wircphoto). Threat of New Walkout Still A Possibility PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9—(A*>—A United States Steel Corporation spokesman said today A bargain- In^ meeting probably will be arranged by (he company with the striking CIO United Sleelworkers for tomorrow. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, (AP)—John L. Lewis sudden ly called off the coal strike to day, restoring a faiv mensuv of labor peace to the nation. He left the threat of a possible new walkout at the end of this month. But his back-to-work order, coming fttop. the still-continuing piecemeal ending of the steel strike, stirred hopes of government officials that the country Is settling i of co![ee Is still uncertain. • 5) Tliero has been some Ing' up" by customers. Coffee Price Upswing Causing Concern Here By A. A. Fredrlckson Courier News Staff Writer Tlic composer of "There's An Awful Lot of Coffee'In Brazil" was humming in the wrong tense, according lo a cross-section survey made today of retail and wholesale dealers i:i that now-costly commodity. With prices per pound of coffee* In cans todny ranging from 15 to I 89 cents In Blytheville, this appeared to be the situation: 1) The price Is still on tho upswing. 2) It may hit $1 per pound, maybe by Christmas. 3) The cause, explained In n variety of wnys, Is a Brazilian coffee crop that is nearly 50 per cent smaller than the yearly average for the past four years. 4) The future of the nickel cup northeast Arkansas and neighboring Missouri counties. > Those attending Irom here included Doctors Utley, J. E. Beasley, VV. T. Rainwater, B. P. Scott, I. B. Johnson, Gean Atkinson, B. L. Johnson and L. L. Hubener. Dr. T. N. Rodman of Leachville and R. W. Ratton of Manila were other Mississippi County physicians aUendins • • Professional speakers included Dr. Alton Ochsner of New Orleans, Dr. James B. Costen of St. Louis, Dr. Paul L. Mahoney of Little Rock, and Dr. Duane Carr of Memphis. The meeting v:as conducted at the Community Methodist Hospital at Parsgould in the afternoon, and climaxed by a public meeting at the. High School auditorium last night, " $^sl^^ l^fEUis, ^president School Levies to Hike Overall Taxes for '50 Taxes in Mississippi County to be collected in 1950 will show increases ranging from two to 12 mills, or a maximum of §12 per §1,000 in assessed valuations in school districts which voted a 30-mill levy in the general school election in September, it was disclosed today. . for next>$ear ^ CopeliartCCoroiiaenls alor Capelurt ,<R-Ind) iot hi irrt at Indianapolis C^pcliart he was In^'full accorSt with Fulbright'* contention £h»v, RFC should not. make loans txj^&ig business" which can get money from pri\ate^H>urces, and that x lhe K-F Soari ieemed beyond "objectives of the RFC act." But chairman Hise of RFC saw it otherwise. In advising Fulbright that prior approval of the loan by « <?s five-man board of directors ide it Impossible to grant a delay request now, he added: "The board-of directors is convinced that the loan's approval is In complete accord with provisions of the RFC: act and in furtherance of its objectives." Fulbright told questioners he knew of nothing he could do under present law if RFC went through with the loan, but that he would • seek a change in the law after Congress opens another session in January. The Quorum Court, the county's* tax levying body, will meet in Osceola on Monday, November 21, to formally levy taxes for the county, each of the eight municipalities, and each of the 16 school districts. County Judge Roland Green will pre.-ide. All of the tax increases will go on the books as a result of action by the voters, those who pay the taxes, and the only hike in rates will be in the levies for school purposes. All others will remain the same as the levies made a year ago. Voters Authorize Increases The increase in school levies was a -^c-^ a -r, ap iT ln -°.'_ tlie Lions Hear Jonesboro SSB Official New York Stocks A T & T H6 Amer Tobacco 12 5-8 Anaconda Copper 281-2 Beth Steel 20 7-8 Chrysler 571-8 Gen Electric 385-8 o?n Motors 717- J^-ntgomery Ward Central lilt Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum . Stuclebaker .. Standard of N J . Texas Corp j o Penney U S Steel Sears ' Southern Pacific 52 3-8 10 5-8 29 7-8 21 3-8 Lem -Bradford, of Jonesboro, manager of the Social Security office for this district, spoke to the Blytheville Lions Club yesterday at a luncheon meeting. Mr. Bradford, representing the Jonesboro District office, explained that to be eligible for social security benefits one niust nave worked for -to quarters for employers taking out for social security benefits, worked for ten years consecutively, or for a period amounting to one-half the time between time of starting work and the time of application for .the benefits, for an employer deducting payment. The 10-year worker establishes a constant eligibility, Mr. Bradford explained. In his discussion it was pointed out that niniiy service men lost their eligibilty. and after serving in a branch of the service were forced to start all over again to acquire eligibility for social security benefits. The last method ot bcmg eligible for the payments ".as described by an example where one has been ; hT[ ad 'valorem" taxes! for school, .purposes was. removed and each* district left free to approve or rejed a tax rtte' ^recommended 'by the directors In e"ach of '.he school districts. Last year each- district In the county levied the maximum 18-mil tax. The school directors' recommendation for uex year, withou* exception, were approved by the voters participating in the schoo election in September with the result that five districts, including i_«iof ' •-» age for 10 years, and to be 12 3-8 j eligible he must have worked for , 16 .j.g I nil employer deducting the social -- - • security payment for five years Ray Worthlngton, a former member of the club, now 25 1-4 71 1-2 63 3-4 -t ucl ,_ _ ... 52 3-4 ' resident, was a guest of the club •i4 1-81 Other guests were p. C. Govan, of 4> 1-21 Memphis, and H- I. Padgett 46 5-8 i Dallas, Tex. Music Lovers Enjoy First Concert Of Season at American Legion Arena fly Jane Sbclton Courier News Staff Writer The first In the series of concerts to be presented by the Civic Music Association appeared launched the season to have successfully f "h Miss Dorothy Eustis, pianist sentwg the concert last night the American Legion Arena. •Ihe tall, comely, auburn haired Miss Euslis presented a pleasing stage appearance in addition to her obvious mastery ct the piano. Miss Eustis, who wore o.n original model by Adrian, presented a varied program of moods and effects In her presentation. . F.i.m hei first selecllon, "Pas- torale" by Bach, to the last strains of "Fantasy In F minor, Opus 49" she captivated, her audience with her unusual and enthusiastic abll Ity. ••; . •'•••. •;'J' 1 perhaps the most, familiar of her selections was the beautiful "Clair de tuhe" by Debussy, which Miss Eustis rendered with a tecnnfQ'ia Thlch reflecled both work and abil- «*»•• Four Encores At the conclusion of the tvvc hour program Miss Euslis present ed four encores in answer to th audience's warm reception. The were, "The 1'offet Bird" from Th Green Forest by Robert Schuman Waltz In G Flat," Shopin, "Th Little Shadow Dance," Edwin Me Dowell, and "The Lullaby Walt?,' by Brahms. The yoir.i& artist played 01. Stelnway Concert Grand piano, ob tallied, from the Hollenbeis Co., o , Memphis. Immediately following the con ments made this year. The 1948 aKsessmenls for the :ounty showed a total of $19,793,620. ind -;t has been estimated that .sscssntent increases and new property placed on the tax books this •car will add SI,33-1,060 to this fig- ire tp bring the new total above he $21,000,000 mark. Retrial of Pair For Burglary i cert a reception was given by mem hers of the Music Association at thf- Alvin .Huffman, Jr., home m the Country Club addition. her program. . L.'Htrner assisted Mr. and Mrs. Huffman in receiving the approximately 76 guests. Mrs. C. Murrary Smart and Mi-s. Harry KIrty, assisted by Mrs. L. E. Old, Mrs. Uupert Craftou and Mrs. C S Lemons, presided at the refreshment Ubl«. Blytheville, next ye?.r will have 30-mil 1 , lax rate for school purposes Four other distiicts.Osccola, Dell Wilson, Keiser and Etowah, votei 8-mill levies, and Armorel hns 9-mill levy. Tlie 30-mill levies wrr oted by Blytheville. osnell. Shaw ee, Manila, ar.d Brinklcy. Bnrdette voted 27 mills; Lcnch itlc Dyc-^.s ant'. Luxora, 2G mills ach, and Stillman, which now is uown as the Mississippi County district, 20 mills. Blytheville's 30-mlll rate, lj«v- ver, will be but two mills higher ban last year when the 18-mil] naximum levy was supplemented y a voluntary 10-miII tnx which nearly all taxpayers paid. There will be n-i voluntary tnx i the bocks lor the Blytheville listrict snd tlie net result to the be an increase from -8 to 30 mills, or a raise ol S2 per 51.000 asse.isment in funds provided "or school purposes. Eight Mills for County i'lirnascs The taxes to be levied for 1950 for county - purposes will include the isual five^mills for general operating expanses of tlie county government and three nulls to provide funds for the county's road and Bridge department. The three-mil road tax is authorized by the v.itcrs every two years in the general election. There will be no levy for slate purposes since the Arkansas legislature voted In 19*7 to discontinue this tax. The levy formerly was 05 mill!, or $6.50 per Sl.flOO in assessed valuations and part ol this money went into the state's common school fund for apportionment back to the individual districts. For municipal purposes, levies have been authorized by the city and town councils n Blylhev'lle, Osccola, Luxora Manila, Leachville, Joiner, Dell and .Keiser. This levy will be five mills to provide general revenue funds for each of the mil- nici'Xdities. and in Blythcvillc 6.1 mills will be added lo the general levy to provide funds for library operation, debt service and police pensions. Blytheville Rate to Be 49.1 Mills Blythev'lle's to'al rate for county, city and school purposes will be 49.1 mills while the rate for Osceola Will be 41 mills. Iv> areas out- rne "retrial of two Negroes on burglary and grand larceny charges was expected to go to a jury 'in the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court early this afternoon. • Tlie defense was nearing the end of its summation at noon today in the trial of John Henry Barnes of Brooklyn, N.Y.,' and'tlrisas J. C. York of Chicago, who are charged with the theft of a safe containing more than $800 from Moore Brothers back into a period of high-level Industrial activity. Cyrus Ching, Federal Mediation Director, said he would go ahead anyway with his plans for a joint meeting tomorrow with Lewis and soft coal operators. It was called to explore possibilities of ending the strike. Now It will be aimed at finding an agreement on a new working contract. White House Quiet Told of the Lewis order, presidential press secretary Charles O. Ross said: "That's good." That.was the only Immediate White House comment. The Interstate Commerce Commission said it is keeping In effect, for the time 1 being at least, Its order for a 25 per cent cut In coal- burning passenger train service. It shelved, however, tentative plan. 1 for a further reduction. Lewis 1 order, announced in Chicago, apparently caught Washington officialdom by surprise. No one had a ready explanation of Just why he made the move at this time. Lewis said the United Mine Workers was making "another contribution of great magnitude to enhance the remote possibility of agreement foil a new contract) being reached.' Why? why Vould v »' coil sfrtVe end "" -"•--•"='-**•'-— - now co! ,5 rn that the "stock- Store on West Highway 18 more than n year ago. They are being re-tried on mandate ,of the Arkansas Supreme Court, which reversed previous livr- year sentences on a technicality. To clarify this lechntcalitj', Wilton Austin, another Negro, testified yesterday. The state tribunal had ruled . the court erred in the first •rial by allowing testimony on Austin's 'statements when he was not present. Austin, who testified for the state, Is currently serving a sentence In the House of Correction In Chicago a car theft charge. Austin met Barnes and York In St. Louis following the burglary with whicr.. the pair is accused. Ba:nes and York testified yesterday and this morning. At noon, the jury was ordered by Judge Zal B. Harrison to exum^ ine the safe that was removed from Moore Bros, stoic during the burglary. Roverran«n| wS, ? &MtoerIng setting up a fact-fih'dlh^rjSSfcVempowered to suggest settlement' 1 ' terms ' to Lewis' pay-welfare demands. A condition lo establishing any such fact-finding board outside the scope of the Tatt-Hartley law's provisions, like the one President Truman named in the steel pension dispute, would be that Lewis send his men back to work. Thus the order for the miners to BO back to work until Nov. 30 may be a prelud,- to White House action naming a coal fact board. But Lewis may have called off the strike merely because his men nnd their families were going huri- grv because of their long Idleness. There, have been 380,000 miners on strike. Friday was expected to to be a workless day In the coal mines anyway,' because of the Armistice So II the men jo back ' to work tomorrow, they will work only one day this week. Lewis' strategy may be to let his men go back lo work utittl the rest of the steel Industry signs up with Philip Murray, head of the CIO and the steel strikers. Retail grocers, wholesale houses and restaurants were questioned In tho cross-section survey. You can still get home brands of coffee In bags for as low as 45 cents a pound, but the name brands in cans were selling this morning for an average of 82 cents a pound. There seemed to be a little less of the usual difference in lype ot store accounting lor the price range. Some small neighborhood stores were meeting super market and cash - and - carry prices although many were still higher. Wholesale coffee prices in Bly- thcvlile today were ranging from 09 to 74 cents a pound. Two causes seem to be foremost in the current coffee situation: 1) Preliminary indications of Brazil's current coffee crop arc that 8,000,000 bogs will be available for export in the next season as compared with an average of 15,003,000 bags lor the past four years. 2> Coffee consumption in. the United States today is about five times v;hat it was three years ago- Increased demand plus reduced supply always adds up to higher prices, no matter whixt product ia involved Sorri* Blame Drouth-in Brazil The fjgures on the current coffee crop come from the "Washington Food Report" nutl were given the Building Plans Studied by P.T.A. Council Sends Ideas On New High School To District Directors The BIythevillc Parent-Teacher Associations today submitted to th' school board a list of 14'rccoimneu datloiis concerning construction o tlic proposed high school. Adopted and signed by the Oil. Council of PTA's and Its member organizations, the recommendations were based on an Inspection tour of West Tennessee and North Mississippi schools last month. This is the second list of suggestions submitted to the Blytheville Scbool Board. The first list was Action Comes After Meeting Ofl/MWGroup CHICAGO, Nov. 0. (AP)— John L. Lewis told his 380,000 striking soft coal diggers today to go back to work until Nov. 30, pending further efforts to reach a. contract agreement in the industry. Hie back to work order cair.c immediately after a meeting of the United Mine Workers' 200-inan policy committee. . It was termed by Lewis "an act of good faith designed to contrib- to public convenience." BJytheriJ/e Realtors To Hear VA Executive Glenn Espy, assistant chief of the apralsal section of the loan guaranty o* the Veterans Administration in Liitle Rock, will speak to members of the Tllythcville Real Estate B^ard tonight. The dinner meeting will start at C:30 nt the Hotel Noble. r following his speech, Mr. Espy will answer any questions brought up by the realtors In regard lo his phase of the V.A. work. Chest Board Asks Reports On Solicitation Plans to close tlie Blythcvillc f^omnumtiy tjhest campaign as soon s possible were made this morning ; a meeting of the Chest's Bon-jJ, eaded by L. G. Nash, at the Chainer r* Commerce office. No definite closing date was set, nd it was indicated that-such a ate would not be set until general ollcitatlon workers turned In cards ! those they fa,led lo contact. The contributions by noon today staled S22.283.35, which is $6,365.65 hort a the $28,650 goal set by the oard. The group decided the general ollcitatlon cards wLl be distributed o other workers for contacts prior o cioslng the campaign. 'forfeit Bonds Two persons forfeited cash bonds In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. W L. Norton forfeited a S50 bond and Bill Mllbone forfeited a J47.2S bond. . side of municipalities tne county calc <vtlt be eight mills plus the levy authorized by the respective school districts for school purposes. In tVii Slllhiian district, where A 20-nilll school tax was voted, the total rate will be 28 mills. Mississippi County taxpayers next year will pay on an assessment total which will be in excess of Sai.OOOOOT, according to preliminary figures wh'ch are based on asjc&s- New York Gorton Dec. . Mar. May . July' . Oct. . Open High Low 1:3< 3008 3007 3004 3006 3003 3005 3002 3004 2M4 2807 2993 2994 2958 2962 2858 2959 2808 2312 2807 281: Soybeans Open High Low Clos Nov 22274 223'/4 22014 221 Deo 224«;. 225% 22J B ,i 223' Men 226 1 4 227W 225 225"' May 22514 226 Vi 224 225 Courier News by one of Blytheville's large ^wholesale houses. The "Washington Food Report," it was explained, Is not an official government report. This report says "Brazil will not mnke an official coffee crop estimate until February" and adds that -. . . "However, a favorable mixture of rain and sunshine in the next few. months could raise the crop considerably higher than current estimates." A drouth in Brazil has been blamed by some as the reason .'for curtailed . crop. Nearly all coffee dealers In Blytheville (elt that coffee would hit a dollar a pound before a price decline sets In. Some felt this level may be reached by Christmas. No actual scarcities were noted. Quantities still appeared to be available in -this country, only at higher prices. Indications ol "hoarding" by customer varied. Some stores reported runs on colfce and others said business was normal. Still, other grocers said they "weren't selling any"—people weren't buying at the current prices. Such "stockpiling" of coffee was not deemed advisable by many re- tall and wholesale dealers. Most of the runs on coffee were blamed on j rumors. The "Washington Food Report" also took this view. . The "Food Reiwrt" says "False rumors . have started a run coffee, housewives evidently fearing a shortage during the winter despite a rise In Imports which, If continued at the pre.wnt rate will bring 21,408,000 bags to the United States In 1049—the largest quantity on record." Hoarding Is Criticized "Stocking up" on coffee was criticized lis a "good way" to force the price of coffee still higher Hoarding decreases the supply atu increases demand as the practice sp.'cads. This ov'.y adds to the upply-demand disparity that orccs the prices upward. Under the sub-heading "It's An H Wind," the "Food Report" «ddd: "Hardware stores report larae Sec COFFEE on Pago 11 submitted last month by the Education Committee of Chamber off Commerce. In submitting the latest suggestions, the PTA report says: "We are doing so with the knowledge that you (the School Board) have already considered some of them." Tlie PTA's recommended— "That the BIylhevllle School Board members make visits t<vnear- hy newly-constructed high schools and consider its observations before adopting final plans. "That an outilde school authority be hired to conduct a complete survey of district potentialities and probable- growth, and formulate a long range plan to be publicized. Jl Suggestions,-Offered "That the following features and Ideas be- considered. Inv.ifnaklng plans for new high ixhbol:; "1. Accoustlcal treatment be, used In all halls, rooms and auditoriums. "2. Science rooms be divided by storage closets. "3. Adequate storage space for school nnd janitor supplies. ' "4. The advantage of the auditorium location close lo entrance on the main flour. "5. The size of the 'auditorium be in line with expected growth. "G. Trie advantage of asphalt tile steps (Inside) over concrete. "7. That commercial rooms be divided with half-transparent partl- Minister Named Chairman for Overseas Relief Tiie Kev. Lester O. Slrubhar, pastor ol the First Christian Church and president of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance, was appointed chairman of the Christian Rural Overseas Program, by the assistant state director, Joe Cordell of Little Rock, at a meeting yesterday at the Blytheville "Y". The Rev. Mr. Strubhar will confer with other church and civic leaders lo determine Vhether pr not a. program here would be supported The organization sponsors the collection of commodities, mostly frort rural areas, for the overseas relic' program. A film was shown yesterday ex plaining tho methods of collection o the foods, and will be distributer here for further showing. "8. Tile or glazed brick be used In all halls, rooms and auditoriums. "9. Two story buildings are more adaptable to high schools. "10. A Iheproof building. "11. An adequate banrl room. "That an open meeting be held for ill Interested citizens lo discuss the chool plans before final adoption," Tlie report also stated: "The Blytheville FFA's would like Lo express their appreciation to you, ,hc Blytheville school Board, for your untiring efforts and work (or .he betterment of our schools. We are well aware of the work and responsibility which are yours n directing the planning and construction of the new Blytheville High School. If we can help you in even a small way, we will be happy Lo do so." utc He hinted at resumption of the strike after Nov. 30 if a settlement with opeintors Is not reached- But, Lewis" said, In suspending the 51-day strike "the United Mine Workers will again make another contribution of major magnitude to enhance the remote possibility of agreement being reached." The miners will go back to work, he snid, under terms of the UMW's contract which expired July 1, this year. Reversal ot Policy The back to work order was the most, sweeping reveisal of tho union's traditional "no contract no work" policy to. date. The first step In this direction was taken last summer when the miners were permitted to work three days a week after expiration ot their contract. Lewis appeared very serious as he called newsmen into the committee's big meeting room In the Sheraton Hotel. He stood In the center of the long table and said "good morning, gentlemen." Then the union chief said the resolution and accompanying statement were self explanatory nnd that he would "answer no 'questions relative to them. 11 Lewis, who has hecn invited lo a joint "mediation conference .in Washington tomorrow with Industry representatives,-said he has not .yet seen the' Invitation.Jtrom' Federal Med(at}on""DliictqjlOyruE ;s. •.piling-;" He said' the invitation 'was delivered to Ills Washington,office and [»_, being forwarded here.. •-' He added h« would not comment on whether, he will* attend the conference until he receives the invitation. .. , Conferences Set ' Lewis said that between now and November 30 officers and scale representatives of the union "will participate In such wage conferences as may eventuate In the conformity with recognized policy." He urged that private householders and public institutions "provide themselves ad interim with necessary coal supplies to tide them over a further suspension period In the event that tho contemptuous arrogance of the coal operators remains undEmlnlsh- cd." This announcement was made by Lewis in a prepared statement He told reporters beforehand that Weather Mail Deliveries To Be Limited on Armistice Day Observance of Armistice Day In Blythcvillc will be evidenced by little more than limited mail service, a few closed offices and flag-lined streets. There will be no rural or city postal deliveries, with the exceptton of special delivery and perishable packages. The box service will be as usual, with the stamp vending machines In operation in the lobby. Neither of the Blytheville banks will close for the day. Offices In the court house, and itate and federal offices will be ilosed. he would not enlarge on his statement. The statement said that Lewis policy committee "concurs and gives It full approval to the policies and procedures followed by Its accredited representatives" during the strike. The statement asserted "the committee regrets with all other Americans the delay In the execution of a new agreement for the ndnstry and deplores such public nconvenlcncc that has resulted :hcrefrom." Lewis charged that Ihe coal operators "have been arrogant and brutal in the withholding of their assent," he said the committee "emphasizes the fact that the Associated Coal Operators have continuously declined throughout all conferences, In whatever area to concede the right ot the mine workers to get an honorable and adequate wage contract." Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon and topight. Thursday partly cloudy with mild tempcra- .ures. Missouri forecast: Fair and continued mild tonight and Thursday; warmer extreme southeast tonight; low tonight 60-55 except 40-45 extreme southeast; high Thursday middle 70's. Minimum this morning—43 Maximum yesterday—15. Sunset today—5:00. Sunrise tomorrow—6:29. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—49.92. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—59- .Normal mean for Nov.—50.S. This Date l^st V«»T Minimum thU morning—45. Maximum yesterday—TO- Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale N. O. Cotton Dec Mar May July Oct Open High Low 299S 3001 '2996 2998 3002 2998 2990 2SD3 29M 2950 2055 2950 2801 2805 2801 1:30 2999 3000 2901 2953 2803 Happy George Gallup is Eating Pheasant after Tiring of Crow NEW YORK, Nov. 9. (>D—Dr. George Gallup of tlic Gallup Vole said he eating pheasant today—a welcome change from his jear-long dfct of crow. iris poll forecast the U.S. Senate victory of former Gov. Herbert If. Lehman in yesterday's New York stale election. Galhip'.s figures were not as close as they have been In the past, hut he picked the right man. Gallup gave Lehman 57 per cent of the vote, and his Republican opponent, Sen. John Foster Dulles, -13 per cent. Almost complete rtlurns (rim the actual balloting showed Lehman winning with 52 per cent over Dulles with 4S per ecnf. Gallup was badly off on the slic of Lehman's Democratic- Liberal majority, however. : 'Gallup gave him more than the 350,000 claimed by Democratic chieftains, while th« actual figures, with only a few election districts mf&slnjr, showed Lehman, with only a 208,000 vote lead from a tola! vote' of almost &4HM.OM. Nevertheless Gallup was jubilant, "T feet that I can now quit eaUac crow and try z lillie pheasant

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