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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 207 Blytheville Dally New» Dlytheville Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Q P KOR-TUgAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blytheville Herald ~~ "—~~ ~~— Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTinSVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER* 22, 1949 —Courier News Thoto SANTA AURIVES EARLY—A high-spirited white Eskimo Spitz puppy was among the first Christinas gifts delivered to Douglas Thomas, aged two, who is suffering from leukemia and, according to his doctors has only a few months to live. He is the son of Mr. and Mis. James Lloyd Thomas, 2232 Kenwood Drive Blytheville. , cenUv 'that ^T^^C^nll *' '^ ^""^ ^ ^""^ '° d ° " CraU5e ot the chlt< ' rs illncss "'"> m."ht lie the only Christmas tS e ™'>-thl..g they can for their son, the necessity for rimking frequent son could • have and sympathetic " ut tnclr (ullds are limited. Mr. trips to Memphis for blood Iriius- neighbors and friends rallied quick- Thomas gave up his job as a baker fusions for the boy. Boy, 12, Only Survivor Found In Crash Fatal to 27 Children i 7 Adults Also Die * As Mercy Plane Falls in Norway OSLO, Norway, Nov. 22. <AP) — The Dutch mercy plane that disappeared Sunday was found wrecked today near Oslo, with a 12-year-old boy the only survivor among the 28 Jewish refugee children and seven adults it carried. Police announced they had recovered 31 bodies. The front part of the plane was smashed in landing In a forest on the west side of Oslo . Fjord. 30 miles from the city. The' is after almo-St two days in that National Foundation Provides Funds for Missco Polio Victims The Mississippi county Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis yesterday received a check for $9,375 to assist in the payment of medical care for local polio patients. The additional funds were re-*- ceived by Chapter Chairman A S Harrison, who said that the national headquarters this year had advanced a total of S8,847',478.79 to chapters to care for the increased incidence .-of .infantile paralysis. year-oIoVoby should be as fit as he former -------- ..... years are still reeclviiii; care. So wreck. Though there is no indica- "- +, —,~ ~~~ s *...*... ^jc,,^ tion of a shfrck condition, he speaks ° l \, le l> ! "'«'jtS | Bre fully dependent — - -- | „;„" I °» Ml e foundation for. nnuhcinl -assistance, while others are paying only a little bit and he has not given his name. He is to be left completely to rest until tomorrow." ; • The boy had slight burns, a nose scratch ^nd. a swollen right wrist. Thi;iY was only the slimmest chant 2 that there were any more j survivors, the rescue parties reported. The searchers found the twin- engined DC-3 transport after searching since Sunday through the dense forests of southern Norway. It was lost en route from Tunis, North Africa, to Norway with the 28 undernourished refugee children, three nurses and four crewmen. Cuts Through Trees .. The plane smashed into the forest, cutting a broad swath through the trees. Several bodies were round strewn about in the dense woods. Tiic plane was found near Filtvct. a small town _ on the west side of the Olso Fjord. The nearest house to the crash scene is almost two miles away, ami apparently its occupants did not hear Mic explosion when the plane crashed. Even though hopes were slim for piny more survivors, squads ol am- T-fjuIance and rescue teams were sent to reinforce those at the scene a hilly heavily forested pldce difficult to penetrate. part of the cost of treatment. The additional funds received by the chapter were requested from the emergency aid fund, since the oO per cent of the March of Dimes proceeds for this year hnd run out. Lack of Grading Hurts Prices of State's Products LITTLE HOCK. Nov. 22. «')—The Farm Bureau Federation was told today the stale's products bring lower prices because they are ungraded and unlahclcd. University of Arkansas President Lewis W. Jones, addressing the federation convention here, suid Arkansas products arc discrimin- Jted against by out-of-stale mar- kcis "because we have not given enough attention to our marketing problems at home. Hr proposco as a means of solving the problem, an Arkansas marketing agency which would label Arkansas products to insure and guarantee highest quality. Dr. Jones also urged use of farm ... „ ,.„.,. t la "d laken out ol cotton for livc- The lone survivor, one of the piti- ! S '°,? k P™ ductl ° n ably underfed refugee children who ; s that Me 'nphis and East- had been on their way to rest :.nd rehabilitation in Norway, speaks French, officials said but it was impossible for the time being to persuade him to tell his name. All the children had been destined eventually to go on to Israel, the Jewish state. The searchers found tho plane shortly before neon, local time, and reported it to police authorities of the Hurum District. An official announcement was made shortly afterward by the chief of police of Dra- inmen. ern Arkansas get most of their milk and milk products from Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. "These products could be produced 30 to 50 per cent cheaper in this state." he added. Officers were to be elected and more than 35 resolutions considered at today's final session of the convention. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair and not , so cold tonight. Wanner Wednesday. 5 Missouri forecast: Fair and warmer tonight and Wednesday. Winds reaching 35 miles pei hour this afternoon and tonight. Low tonight. 30-35 south; high Wednesday, in the 60's. , Minimum this morning—22. Maximum yauerday—50. Sunset today—4:52. Sunrise tomorrow—6:41. PrecipiU-tion 2-1 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—5064. Mean temperature 'midway between high and low)—36. Normal mean for November—502 This Date r.ast Vear Minimum this morning—39. Maximum yesterday- 5S. Precipitation Jan. ] to this date Seminolcs of Osceola To Play in Lake Village In Class B Semi-finals Frai'klin Sanders, superintendent ol Oiceola schools, this morning announced that the Osccola-Lake Village semi-final football playoff game will be played in Lake Village December 3. Site for the game was set lale yesterday. The winner of this game will meet the winner of the Pocahontas-Hughes game for the state Class B championship the follow- H:s week. The Pocahonlas-Hughcs game will be played at Jonesboro. Press Meeting Cancelled WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. W, — President rruman decided today to lorego his regular news conference this wer-k press Secretary Deo. Ulrica Ci. Ross tald the President Mar. "is terribly busy" gelling ready for May a three week vacation at Key West, Julj Fla., beginning next Monday. Oct. U.S. Aid Pledged MeslogWorld "'--?- ^ i -• • TrumarTOffers UN Agency American Experience, Experts WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. (AP) — President Truman today pledged United States cooperation to help "create an abundance of food for all countries." He called this "a major cooperative endeavor toward our common objective of a stable and peaceful world." In a speech for the annual meeting of the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations the President declared: "If by working together in this organization, we can create ai: abundance of food for all countries we shall bring better health, longer lives, and greater happiness to mankind everywhere." Mr. Truman said the "Point Four' program he presented in his inaugural address last January could be utilized to Increase production of foods in under -developed areas. Offers Aid 'Our experience.'our knowledge, our technical experts are all available to you. and I h,-,pe that you will continue to call upon them a needed." The President made no reference to a proposal to set up a world food bank, or clcarnig house, us a means of getting surpluses from one area into another area where food is scarce. The proposed World Food Bank would have a revolving fund of $1,003,000,000. mcjst of it probably from the United States. Doubt that Congress would be ready to share heavily In the originally proposed capital of 55,000.000,000 prompted the 30 per cent scale down. However, Mr. Truman declared that the work of the FAO centers around two major problems. "The first Li to increase the production of foodstuffs and other agricultural commodities," he said. "The second is to see that those commodities reach the peoples and countries which need them." Coplon-GubitchcY Trial Postponed Until Dec. 27 NEW YORK, Nov. 22. I/PI— The spy trial of Judith Coplon and Valentin Gubilchev was postponed today until Dec. 27. The Russian engineer's- newly retained attorney, Abraham L. Pom- ernnte won the postponement when he told Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan he needed the time to pre hit. self for the trial. Pomerantz told the court that he expected to explore the pos ; bllily that his client should be 3 corded diplomatic immunity. New York Cotton Open HI»h Low 1:30 2975 2988 2974 29!H 2D77 2994 2976 2992 2975 2991 2974 2991 .... 2914 21100 2943 2960 .... 2SOO 2812 2800 2812 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Prizes Offered for Best Holiday Parade Floats Plans for BlyUicvillc's first Christmas pat'ncle wcro completed today by the Christmas Decoration Committee ol the Merchant's Division of the Blylheville Chamber of Commerce, and December 6 set as the deadline to enter floats in the competition, for the parade scheduled for December 9 The Merchants Division also voted to close nil businesses on Monday, following; Christmas Day. The Christmas parade, a part of+— _^___ he division's Christmas promotion project, will begin at 1:30 p.m. when :lie floats assemble nt Sixth and Main Streets to move down Main o Franklin Street, north to Walnut and back to the Court House where 'Santa Clans" will be stationed with candy for all the children. The merchants plan to distribute 10,000 bags of candy. Many Prizes Offered Santa Clans will ride In hts own float as a part of the parade. Tiie committee .this morning adopted plans for two pet divisions for the parade with $45 to be awarded to the six ranking entrants of children with their pels. A separate competition is being nrran for white and Negro children. In each division the first three prizes will be $10, $7.50, and 55. A special division has been set up for the Negro entrants in the float division. The Negro floats are eligible to compete in the open class as well as in the special event, but will be awarded only the highest prize won. The special awards sire for $25 and $15. While in the open division cash awards will be given to the five ranking floats ranging from 515, S50, $37.50 to $25 for the fourth and fifth prizes. Merchants arc being allowed to sponsor floats for various school and public organizations, but sponsorship signs have been limited to 18 by 24 inches, and no nndecorated trucks or cars are la be allowed in the parade. Hand (o Lead Parade The Blylheville High School Band led by the majorettes, will lead the parade. Previously-scheduled baud competition was today withdrawn 'rom [lie parade plans 10:30 this week for recommendations to the committee, Chairman Jlmmlc Edwards announced today. Mr. Edwards said tlinl the green- cry was to be added to llic sample later. In other action this morning the merchants decided that the matter of whether or not the stores would close later during the prc-Chrhlmas days for late shoppers, would he left to the individual managers and owners. J. T. Sudbtiry Is to be the parade master and those wishing to enter floats in Hie parade should contact Mr. Sudbnry or send an entry to P. O. Box 133 in Blythevllle. but possi- asked Seal Sales Near $800 First Day Solicitors Working In Blytheville; Goal For Drive is $5,700 During the first day's drive foi funds for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, a total of $773.25 was collected. The personal solicitation started yesterday with 34 volunteer workers checking cards of previous contributors for donations, and others .vere continuing the solicitation today. The goal for collections in Dlytheville was set nl $5.700 with the entire county scheduled to raise 415,000. Personal solicitation Is usually limited to Blytheville with collections on the Christinas Seal Sales My one outside band will b to participate. Tile sample decorations, obtained through the committee, have been - - ., o ^.*, u ,,,,.-.-, placed on display in the block Just done in other communities chiefly east of the railroad on. Main Street through mall sales, and will be lighted from 6 p.m. to Seven Accused Of Larceny in Soybean Thefts Information charging seven Bly- thevillc men with the theft of 77 sacks of soybeans: from two North 'Mississippi County farmers, has been filed in the Circuit Court Clerk's office here. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Arthur S. Harrison said today. Charged with grand larceny are S. D. Colbert, J. T. Matthews, Junior Matthews, Charles W. Ratliff, Basil L. Burns, Floyd Ollison and Jack Wells. Each is free after posting $1.000 bonds. According to the information filed with the Circuit Clerk's office J. T. Matthews. Junior Matthews, Ratliff and Colbert are charged with the theft of 66 sacks of soybeans from the farm of T. V. O'Kcefe at Fiat Lake. The 66 sacks were valued at S264. Burns, OHLson and Wells arc charged with the theft of II sacks of beans from the D. V. Jurdon farm near Plat Lake. The beans were valued at S50. ' The seven men were arrested several days ago but information charging them with grand larceny was filed Friday. Soyb eons Open High Low Close Ncv 225 ; i 226U 224'.-'. 226 Dec 227',i 22811 226 528 Mch 226'i 227!i 225?; 225 : 'i May 224li 22Hi 223!i 224H The seals for sale In these •communities will not be put in the mails until next Monday, and those buying seals during the personal solicitations drive will not he cori- tjcteil through the mails. Clerical workers at the tuberculosis . office are double checking contributions to prevent duplications. In starting the personal solicitation drive. Hays Sullivan, president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, told the workers that the .rules of the association prohibited the organization's partlclpnlion in [he Community Chest, and that no funds, other than those received through the sale of the seals would be available for tuberculosis control work in this county. During the first day's solicitation the largest single sale was a $100 Chrlslmns Seal bond, which to the First National Bank. went Eddie B. David Buys, Remodels The Rustic Inn Eddie B. David, president uf David Realty and Investment Company, announced today that be had purchased the Rustic Inn. at Walnut and Division streets, from Mrs. Jewell Smith. Remodelling operations, Mr. David said, are now underway nnd nil new equipment will he Installed In the cafe and drlve-in. Changes, he stated, will be made In personnel with an entire new staff to take over upon re-opening. Mr. David said remodelling is expected to be completed around the first of the year, and that nn announcement regarding the opening will be made later. Nancy Anne Shivley Selected For Good Citizenship Award Nancy Anne Shivley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Shivley, 2042 Chickasawba, yesterday was named as the Good Cittam of the Blytheville High School, and will be presented the Good Citizenship Award, given annually by the Daughters of the American Revolution, at the commencement program next spring. The D.A.R. citation, based on dependability, service, leadership, and Patriotism, has Ixten presented by •.he Charlevolx Chapter in Blytheville, Mnce it was established In IMS, and the state winner receives a Good Citizenship Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.. as the guest of the D.A.R.'s National Society. Nancy Anne was one of six senior girls sclented by classmates as candidates for the award, and the final selection was made hy a faculty committee. She is secretary of the senior class, being Initiated Into the Beta Club, a two-year member of tht National Honor Society, a membei ol the Junior Red Cross Council, last year was a Girls State representative, and two years ago was a Junior lied Cross delegate to the state training camp, sponsored by the Chlckasawba District Chapter. Miss Mary Frances Galncs won the award last year. Tne announcemtnt of Miss Shlv- Nancy Anne Shivley .ley's selection for the Honor was made by Mrs. George Pollock, Jr.. regent of the Charlcvoix Chapter of the D.A R.. and Mrs. ,!. n. Clark, chairman of the Good Citizenship Pilgrimage committee for the chap- te:. Score of Nations May Back U. S. in Protest to Red China; Hungarians Arrest American IT&T Official Held By Communists on Espionage Charge BUDAPEST, Hungary, Nov. 22. (AW—Hungary announced today it hnd arrested Robert Vogclcr, an American businessman, and Edgar Sanders, a Ilrilon, on charges of spying and sabotage. Vogclcr Is nn assistant vice president of the International Telephone and Telegraph company and Its Eastern European representative, wllli headquarters In Vienna. San- der.s represents the company In Budapest. Hungary also announced the arrest of Imre Gciger, managing director of Standard Electric. Co., Ltd., of Budapest, -a subsidiary of KI'.T. He too, is held on a spy charge. The Hungarian Foreign Oflfce yesterday denied it knew anything about rei>orts of the arrest of Vogcl- er, who disappeared Friday morning [luring a business trip to the Hungarian capital. The Hungarian government announcement said Vogeter and Sanders had confessed to sabotage anil spying. (In Vienna, Vogclcr's wife said Hungarian ngcnls had ben shadowing her husband. Reports there said the tiles of the I.T.T. In Budapest lin.s been confiscated when he and a person reported to be his secretary were arrested. (Mrs. Vogclcr speculated In Vienna before the Hungarian announcement was made that her husband was being held in a Budapest Jail until lie agrees to sign ".sonic sort ol confession of espionage or sabotage." Other Informed sources In Austria made a similar conjecture.) Threat of Coal Strike Brings No Fuel Panic PITTSBURGH, Nov. 22. </!>)—The nation's coal consumers apparently are not Rreatly concerned yet over the possibility John L. Lewis' miners may resume their strike Nov. 30 There have been no Indications of panic buying although coal stockpiles are described as low In some states. Only in Illinois were householders and Industries reported buying more than their normal requirements. Lewis' 400,000 soft coal diggers arc all at work now but those cast of the Mississippi nivcr are scheduled to go out on strike again tho end of this month. Anthracite dig gers may join them once more. In Pitt.ibnrgh, a new cold wave— with the mercury dropping to 20 degrees above zero last nlglit^dlc not bring a concerted rush to re- tall coal yards. "There's coal of some kind for everyone," said Howard D. Glbbs of the Retail Coal Merchants Association. "Nobody will go cold." Here's the picture as reported yesterday in other states: Indiana—J. s. Weber, executive secretary of the Indiana Coal Merchants Association, said there were in signs of hysterical coal buying with dealers allocating coal on the basis of need. Mines are working six days a week. Ncv; York and Ncv/ England slate; —No coal shortages reported wltl buying orderly. Illinois—Dealers said consumers arc ordering twice the usual quail titles of coal with schools and hos pltals getting a stock expected to last several weeks. Miners are working n six-day week (or the first time In over a year. Illinois Central Koalroad reports all available roll- Ing stock busy carrying conl from mine to market but still more cars needed. Missouri - Kansas - Oklahoma — Burdcttc Yco, secretary or the Midwestern Retail Coal Association says: "We're looking for coal business In this area." N. O. Cotton 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T I.. Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel , Chry:ler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers Rei.ublle Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard ol N J Texas Corp J C Penney .. , U S Steel Sears '.' Southern Pacific '.'.'.'. 146 3-8 72 1-2 29 30 3-8 69 3-4 40 C5 52 7-8 10 1-4 28 21 3-4 23 1-4 12 3-4 16 7-8 27 68 1-2 61 7-8 52 3-4 24 7-8 42 1-8 47 1-4 New York Stocks Dec Mar July Oct Open iTis 2370 29SO 2!173 2931 2071 29S8 2971 2936 29 55 2:138 2194 2805 2794 Low 1:30 2970 2980 2073 2991 2S83 2955 2#» Temperature Drops To 22 Degrees Here for Season's Lowest Bringing a heavy layer of frost, the mercury today dipped to a new seasonal low of 22 degrees. Yesterday also was the coldest so far this season. The mercury rose only to 50 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Previous lowest temperature of the season was 28 degi^es record" ed here Nov. 1. Before yesterday, tlie coldest day of the fall was Oct. 31, when a maximum of 53 degrees was recorded. State Department Awaits Results ol Quest for Support WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. <;!>)— The United Stairs received an Indirect report today that » Chinese Communist "People's Court" expects to reach x final decision "In a matter of days" on American Consul General Angus Ward, Directors Study School Bond Bids Blytheville Board To Let Contract for Issue of $450,000 Bids on n $450.000 school tend Issue for the Dlytheville district were scheduled to be opened this afternoon at a meeting of tlio district directors and school officials in the office of W. li. Nicholson at the High School. Scaled bids will he received by the board at Mr. Nicholson's office until 2 p.m., Jt wjis nnnotmced by Max B. Reid, president of the board. Proceeds from the bond issue will be used to nuance the construction of a ncv Blytheville High School on a slle north and west of the present high school, and to make Improvements to other buildings In the school system. Authority to Issue the bonds was given by the voter in the district in (he annual school election September 27 and at the same lime seven milts of the annual school tax were set nsldc for retirement of the bonds and payment of Interest. Bonds to Re-Callable .- The district now Has $330,874 In bonds outstanding, and funds for Ihu retirement or these bonds arc to bo provided through tax levies set aside In 1948 to meet this obligation. The -district's Indebtedness was refunded last year nnu additional bonds voted to build a high school for Negroes and to build an annex to Lnnge School. Both projects are Hearing completion. Bids on the $J50,000 Issue have been asked on a two-way basis which provides for retirement of the bonds In cither 25 or 30 years. Bids were asked on the basis of an Interest rate of 2.75 pe cent per annum, but bidders were given an option to submit not more than three separate rates covering different periods during the life of tho bonds. 'flic bonds arc to be callable which means that the district can retire some of the bonds In advance of maturity dates when funds are available. Big Battle Rages Between 'Huks/ Filipino Forces MANILA, Nov. 22. (/!>,—Constabulary headquarters reported tonight a big battle was raging between Cointnunlst-lcd Hukbnlahaps and constabulary forces In Bantgas province, about GO miles south of here. About 300 dissidents, using trench mortars and machlneguns, engaged two constabulary companies, the report said. There was no Immediate report on casualties. llrig. Gen. Alberto Ramos, chief or the constabulary, said he would leave for the battle scene early to morrow. The Hukbalahap (People's Al llance Army Against Japan) wen organized as left wing guerrilla ngalnst the Japanese during the!, occupation of the Islands. In Central Luzon, they have been pitted agains the landlords and the rural con stabulary since the end or the war. President Elpldlo Qulrlno, who wn., re-elected on Nov. 8, tried when he became president to persuade th Huks to surrender their arms. A very few did but- most took to the hills and continued to clash with th constahulary. Two Victims of Poison Show Some Improvement Some Improvement was reported today in the conditions of Ben Johnson. Negro tenant farmer whose home Is near Osceola, and his daughter. Minnie Lee Johnson, who became III after drinking water from a barrel which originally contained a poisonous chemical. Three other numbers of the family died and the contaminated water Is bcllevtd to have caused their deaths. Johnson and his daughter arc patients In n hospital In Memphis. His *lft. Edna Lee, who was 39; f .son, Arthur Lee, and a daughter, Fxln.i Lee, died Saturday night and Sunday. The water which they drank hid been hauled to their farm home from Osceola In n barrel obtained from another Negro, officers reported. WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. (/T)—A score or more nations are expected to fall In line promptly with an American proposal for concerted action to free Consul General Angus Ward from a Chinese Communist Jail. Officials looked for the first responses today to the personal message asking intervention with the Pclplng regime. Secretary of State Acheson sent It out over tile week- ' end to the foreign ministers of 30 governments. Including Russia. The big question mark was whether Moscow and the tour other Soviet bloc nations would agree to lake part in the international move, which diplomats said wns without precedent^ There appeared llltle doubt that Brllnln, Prance, nnd most of tho other!, would ngree to bring pressure on the Communists through their representatives In China to release Ward and the four members at lib sfnff froih their four- week captivity at Mukden. Moscow nt the moment seemingly Is in ft more cooperative mood toward the West than at times In the past. After first refusing, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko consented last week to pass on to the Russian-backed Communist regime In North Korea an American demand for the release of two officials connected with the Economic Cooperation Administration. If Moscow say.i the word, officials are fairly confident that the Chinese Communists will free Ward' They believe the - Communists at Icnst. would cease the treatment of Ward which Acheson denounced a,i a "direct violation .of a basic concept of international relations which have been developed throughout the centuries." Would Be In Defensive lint If Moscow takes refuge behind the familiar contention that Russia does not Interfere In the "Internal aHa!rs" of any nation, the American move was calculated to have these effects: 1. rutting Russia and the Communists on the defensive beforo world opinion. 2. Lining up international sentiment against recognizing the new Chintse Red regime and blocking Its admission Into the United Nations. ' Only the Soviet bloc liar, extended recognition thus far. Senator Bridges (R-NH), frequent critic of the administration's policies in Ciiina, approved the Acheson maneuver. "I am very glad that Mr. Acheson has at last become alive to tho seriousness of the Ward case." Bridges told a reporter. "It Is one of the m xst extreme cases of abrogation of diplomatic reslatlonshlpj In history tnat 1 know'about." Bridges said the Jailing of Ward and members of his staff "undoubtedly Is a product of American fumbling and bumbling In China which has caused the Communists to treat our representatives with utter contempt." Senators Ivcs (R-NY1 and Kil- Borc (D-WVA) also approved Acheson's course of action. The Chinese Communists have said tlmt Ward and his staff members stand accused of benttns a Chinese. Schools in Blythevitto To Close December 16 For Christmas Holidays W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of the Blytheville Schools today announced the vacation schedule for the 1949-50 school term. A two-day holiday was announced previously lor the Thanksgiving season, and school will be dUmissed following claws on December 16 for the Christmas holidays. School will not be in session from that date until January 2, 1950. The fall semester will be closed on January 20, and the next activity scheduled Is the annual Arkansas Education Association meet- Ing, scheduled for March 29-31 in Little Rock. Schools are scheduled to be closed in this district on May 26, Mr. Nicholson said. County's 150th Polio Case is Hospitalized Mississippi County's ISOth polio victim Is belnij treated today at the Baptist Isolation Hospital In Memphis. Fred Leflore, two-year-old son of Alice Lctlore of West Ridge, was admitted to the hospital yesterday. The last case reported in the county was admitted to the Baptist Hospital In Litttle Rock, November

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