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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 208 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Courier Elytheville HcraJd Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHEASTARKAN3AS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOUR! wj^'r V f i , ^'^,, f BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBERS .FOURTEEN PAGES Blytheville Wins High Rating as TradeCenter (Special lo tlie Courier Ne*s> NEW YORK, Nov. 23.-How much does the average Blythevllle resident spend each year? Where does he spend It^and for what? Answers to these questions, contained In the current copyrighted Sales Management survey, point to a higher standard of living in Blythe- ,'ille than in most of the cities of the country. —+ Kxpendllures In Hie local retail stores totaled $27,796,000 In 1948. This is equivalent to spentllnr at Ihe rate of $i,S6fl per person, as compared with the United Slate« average of $891. In the West South Central States ,)er capita spending was $160 and, n Arkansas, $011. Pood purchases, a principal Index of living standards, accounted for :he largest part of each dollar spent in Blytheville. Tlie food bill was $3,148,000, amounting to $177 per person compared with the average NEW VOHK, Kov. 23. W -Rus- gMf ^K^** ^ Nationalists Get Brush by Russia Vishlnsky Says Reds Will Not Recognize Chiang Men in U.N. —Courier News Photo WATCHFUL WAITING—As little Jane Terry bows her head in Thanksgiving prayer, brother Mike lets his eyes stray toward what is really on Ins mind. That platter full of gobbler probably Is as much on Jane's mind but she conceals her eagerness while Mike mentally measures the first slice of white meat. Thej are the children of Mr. and Mrs. James Terry. 102U Walnut. Cousins of the Ihird parly in the picture will be making appearances on tables throughout the city tomorrow. City Seeks VHQ Title $68,000 Pledged *For New Church First Methodists To Continue Drive To Build Sanctuary More than $08.000 has been received in cash and pledges in the First Methodist Church drive for funds for the new sanctuary, it was disclosed today by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor, and Harvey Morris, treasurer of the special building fund The campaign was launched early this month with 5165.000 as the goal _nnd present plants call-for completion of i'Jic4dvlvo befo;, CV rlsl mas. Contract Tor the structure has bsen awarded to Ben White and Sons, contractors. The Rev. Mr. Bagley said that efforts are being made to contact each ot the 451 families represented in the church's membership and that more than half of the calls are yet to be made. The next meeting ,of the campaign steering committee will be neld early In December he said after he returns from church conferences to [•-. held next week In fJS Philadelphia '" Pastor lo Attend Conference • The Rev. and Mrs. Bagley will leave tomorrow afternoon to attend the annual meeting ol Methodism's Conference Directors of Evangel- -sm. The Rev. Mr. Bagley Is director for the Norlh Arkansas Conference of the Methodist Church and .nine district directors from Arkansas will attend. Making the trip by automobile with the Rev. and Mrs. Bagley will be the Rev. J. J. Decker of Rector, the Rev. Alfred Knox of Tucker- .nan, nnd the Rev. E. J. Holilleld of Helena They plan to return early in December. While In Philadelphia, the delegates to the conference will participate in a United Evangelistic Advance In 300 Methodist churches in the Philadelphia area. Blsliop Fred P. Corson will be the director, and fctnc Rev. Harry L. Williams ol IWaslivilie, Tenn., will assist him. The Her. Liiua Harrison, pastor ol the Lake Street Methodist Church, will til] the First Methodist pulpit next Sunday morning iii t.ie absence of the Rev. Mr. Bagley, rfis *ermon topic will be: Religion: Sacred cr Secular. The First Methodist Youth Fellowship will be in charge of the service Sunday night Pre-Thanksqiving Assembly Planned For Adult Pupils A pre-Thanksgiving assembly ot approximately 500 persons enrolled in the Adult Education Program will be held at 7:30 tonight In the Blythevllle High School Auditorium. Theme of the program will be ^education and its effect on the Business v.-orld. Speakers and their to" cs •'•.11 include Superintendent of Schools W. B Nicholson, on school problems: E. N. Shivley commander of Dud Cason American Legion Post, veterans organizations and activities; and Oscar Fcndlcr, Blythevllle attorney, effect of education on business. The Adult Education Program Includes classes for both veterans and non-veterans. Nineteen courses are being given at present. C. W. Sisler is the chlel instructor. The classes are self-sustaining and are under the supervision of the Blythe- vllle school board and supcrinten- diit of schools. Tonight's assembly will be open to the public. Negro class members and Victors will be seated in the auditorium balcony. »nrt whites will occupy Ihe main floor scats. Deed to Mean Revenue Boost For Blytheville The City of Blytheville is applying for title .to 220 buildings at the former Army air field here anil the approximately §51,GOO in yearly rentals that go with them. Added to the potential income from oilier rentals already received and held by the city, this 551,600 may boost the annual revenues from the air base past the S100,000-a-year mark, , ' .During the past fiscal year, which ended March 31. the city received $49,87.4.43 in .rentals from land and (^'.lUangs; 'iills Wits extrusive u. the housing quarters buildings, rentals from which went to the federal government. Although the city has had control of these buildings for the p?.st three years, the, federal government had held them "in reserve" and has been receiving rvenues from them. These buildings include Hie 213 dwelling units in the Veterans Housing; Quarters. Ibree dormitory nulls, a recreation center, a mess hall linihlln., ihc ailmlnis- trallon building mill a maiiile- nancR shop. Application for title to the buildings is' being made under the Independent Offices Appropriation Act -passed during tlie closing days of the recently-adpurncrt session of the 81st Congress. This act modifies the Lanhnm Act, pnsed by the 76th Congress, nnd allows municipalities to obtain title to such war-built property. At a called meeting yesterday alt- ernoon. the City Council aclop'ted a resolution approving this modification o fthe Lanham Act. Thi? approval U required ot each municipality as a step toward obtaining title to such properly. Tlie Lanham Act formerly required' dismantling of such structures when the federal government's use for them ended. The Independent Offices Appropriation Act changed this requirement to permit the title transfer. Piling of an application form signed by Mayor Doyle Henderson and n legal opinion by City Attorney Percy A. Wright are about all that remain to be done to complete the paperwork required of the city. Means Revenue for City Application for the title will be filed with tlie regional office of the Public Housing Administration at Fort Worth, Texas. Formal approval of the transfer of title is not expected to take long. Aside from the fact that the city will then receive revenue from rental of these buildings instead of the led- eral government, no changes are scheduled at present. "Things will be run pretty much as they are now," Mr. Wright «aii yesterday. The legal opinion by Mr. Wrigh will merely attest that the city 1, eligible to obtain title to the buildings and that the proper steps have been taken In application lor It. Under the present set-up, the city is allowed only sufficient revenue to cover maintenance of these 213 buildings. All of the buildings involved are currently in use. Two of the three dormitory units arc at present being used for storage. Rentals from the dwelling units in the Veterans Housing Quarters and other structures in that area now total from $4,200 to $4.400 per month, according to E. A. Rice, manager of the project. Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion has been operating the housing quarters for the city. «« Families on Project A tola! of 220 families now reside In housing quarters, Mr. Rice .;aid. All tlie dwelling units have been Denfeld Ouster To Go Unprobed House Committee Head Says Service Row Inquiry Ended WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. (fi'l— Th reasons for removal of Admiral Loui E. Denfeld as chief of Naval opera lions will not be probed bv thi House Armed Services Committee Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) so told newsmen today. Denfcld's removal followed th'i committee's recent investigation o: national defense policies whicl brought Into sharp tocus differences of opinion among Navy.. Army ant Air F'orce leaders. The admiral, a "star" witness, criticized defense policies. His removal was requcstct by Secretary of the Navy Matthews As far as he Is concerned, Vinson said, there will be no more hear ings In the armed services squabbh despite requests of some coinmitteL members for a .Congressional airing of the Denfdld ouster. These committee members clalmec the committee was assured by Sec- rotary of Defense Louis Johrsoi that no witness from tlie armed services would be penalized for frcelj expressing his views. Denfeld's re rnoval to another post, they said will considerable heat at the' time, wa: a violation or this assurance and ar indication that Denfeld was demoted "because he talked." Chairman Vinson himself salt Oct. 28 that Denfold had been mad< to "walk the plank" because of hi: testimony. At that time. Vinsor said the committee would look into the ouster when Congress recoi vened. Vinson's committee is due to make a formal report to Congress early next year on its study of the defense row. That, said Vinson, wil be die end of the episode so fai as he u concerned. Seal Sales Total Reaches $1,042 Within Two Days A tctal of 41.042.75 has been con tributcd to the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association after tai days of personal solicitation, tin initial phase of (he annual Christ mas Seal sales Mrs. C. o. Redman, execiiUv. secretary, said it is hoped that Ih personal solicitation will be com plcted this week. Many of the volunteer workers have cards out that are expected to be returned to the office today, she said. Courier News Staff To Get Holiday, Too ^ The Courier News will forego publication tomorrow lo give em- ployes a Thanksgiving holiday, along with O ii, cr Dus j ncss firms m the city. Publication will be resumed Friday. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS sla's Andrei Y. vfshinsky announced today Russia no longer recognizes the Chinese Nationalist delegation as the spokesman for China in the United Nations. This means that the Soviet Union will not consider the Ching Kai- shek regime as a proper member of the Scrurity Council, where China shares tho right of veto with the other big powers—Russia, the United States, Britain and France. Recently Yugoslavia was electetl to the Security Council, over Russian protests, but Yugoslavia will not share tlie right of veto when it takes its seat In January. The Soviet Union previously broke diplomatic relations with the Chiang regime and accorded recognition to the Communist regime at Pelping. Vishlnsky. Soviet foreign minister, told the United Nations assembly he fully supports last, week's message from the Chinese Reds saying the present Chinese U. N. delegation cannot speak for China "We will not regard the Kuo- mlntang delation" as representatives of China, Vishlnsky said. He made his announcement ai the beginning of a speech on atomic control. Effect Vast The Soviet minister's announcement may have n far-reaching effect on big power consultations as far as the world organization is concerned. The assembly is debating a resolution calling for continuation of private atomic talks among Canada and the five big powers. Vishinsky's statement also appeared to make useless a recent big power agreement for" advance consultations on Security Council problems to see if they could reduce the number of vetoes. Russia has used the veto 41 times. Any formal move lo oust the Chinese Nationalist delegation to the assembly probably would come later this week when the assembly's 59-natlon political committee takes up a Chinese charge that Russia Is aiding the Chinese Retls. Under the U. N. rules, each of the world organization's hodies settles any controversies over its own membership. Thus, the assembly and the Security Council might, b c called upon lo decide sepnrately on the Chinese representation issue The decision, however, is likely to be th same since the Soviet bloc is in minority in both bodies. Western delcgales had hoped to avoid a showdown on the Chinese recognition issue at this session but they are ready to stick with the Na- rented, he said, and there is still a waiting list. Acquisition of the title to these building will complete steps toward lull control of the air bafe that began In July, 1947, when the War Assets Administration first declared the former Army field surplus. In that month, the city applied for ana iccelvert an outright grant to all runways and airport facilities. On i-eb 2, 1348. (he city received a grant from the WAA and Civil Aeronautics Administration giving It the remainder or the air base property with the exception of the hon.iipg quarters area. The deed to the air base properly was received by the city Feb. 10 of this year. Prior to receipt ot the deed, the rtiy had opersted the air base under an Interim, permit. tain r were said by their spokesme U.S. Without Answer To Query on Vogeler BUDAPEST. Hungary, Nov. 23- gao said today it i,as received no an- iver yet from Hungarian authorities on its request to talk with Robert Vogcler of New York, who was jailed on charges of espionnKc and sabaloge. Vogeler, 38, is an assistant vice- president of the Internationa] Telephone and Telegraph Co. and its Eastern representative. Blytheville residents were able to ndulge more amply In food because if the larger incomes received by them. Their average earnings, determined by dividing their total net income of $15,535,000 by the population, came to $873 per person last year, comparing favorably with the $785 per capita Income In Arkansas as a whole. Merchants Serve I«irge Area Tlie fact that retail sales were greater than earnings indicates that Blytheville Is the center of a large trading area. An examination of oilier significant business factors bears out the Indication that Btylhevllle is a quality market. Local sales of general merchandise reached $3,035.000, tak- ii.g 14 cents of each retail dollar spent, against 13 cents of the dollar elsewhere. Drug store sales amounted to $830.000 or two cents of eacr dollar spent. Sales of furniture household equipment and radios were $2,303,000, accounting for another nine cents. Churches Plan Union Service For Tomorrow The open Road Toward the Future will be the topic of Dr. Alfred Vise's address tomorrow as h ( speaks at the union Thanksgiving Services, sponsored by the Blythe- vilie Ministerial Alliance, at 0-30 al the First Methodist 'church. Tlie Church services will feature participation by practically every denomination in Dlythevllle, will music, under the direction of Mrs J. Wilson Henry, by the First Methodist Church Choir. The Rev. Roy i. Bagley. pastor of Ihe host church, said this morning that a nursery win bc in operation during the services with Mrs Mary Johnson In charge. A joint meeting of civic clubs today, church services at the Lutheran Church tonight, the football game tomorrow, and the Jay- cee-sponsoled Thanksgiving dance are other special activities for the holiday. Fire Damages Cotton On Truck En Route To Gin in Blytheville M SS.SK^r^ re^rra=,o^ of & Both flm II,,H A 01 , cotton being hauled to a gin her ,te « • ,°" 'L C , d .^ .'"J!. 1 * M - thh morning on East Main Street . Fire Chief Roy Head stated that ,_ , , -j ...i-.. .iin^uoiiicii rim Lsiimi Koy Head stated Min «ro. 0 ,,w" Sld M r "V- hte " Ue5tl ° n of abmlt two bales of loose couono wUh no "clIon C im r Se , ^^ bUt ^ i""*' bCCat " C ' B ' lllCtl whlle tn ' NUN 110 action imminent (n*i*\f ~.n~ ~~ ._ , . fruck was en roule to a gin. Th blaze was believed to have boci caused by a cigarette thrown from the cab of the truck. The bed o the track and a 'small part or thi cotton were damaged, he said Chief Head reported that Ln->iYrtrc.o i, mmparv Nov 91 i — --i'"<n-n vimi, L*M MY-T h e united States legation . arms wcrc amw <= r ed yesterday nf- said today H „„ revived ' n f' l°" t' m °?"'. ""I L c . .".» h °™ of Tom , Xcnos at 526 Chlckasawba where kerosene hot water heater becam overheated. Another alarm was answered ycs tetiday to the 1900 block on Wes Rose where a short circuit In th wiring of a pick-up truck owned bj John Hannon caused conslderanlr damage to the motor and cab o: the truck. Santa Makes Thanksgiving Call On Little Boy III of Leukemia Santa Clans came lor Thanksgiving at the J. L,. Thomas Home at 2232 Kenwood Drive, where their two-year old son, Douglas, Is ill of incurable leukemia. On Monday night a caller Identifying himself as Santa Claus left a calling card In form of a box brimmed with toys and foodstuffs including a turkey for what probably will be the boy's !ast Thanksgiving He returned last night with two completely mechanical cars for Douglas, but still didn't give his name. Mrs. Thomas, echoing her first reaction when gifts and cash donations started pouring in from sympathetic friends wanting lo help in efforts to keep the child as happy as possible, stated again that people arc "so good when you need them." She reported last night that $293 In cash had been sent to the child with the largest donations coming from four church groups—the Church of Christ, First Methodist First Baptist and the Gosiiell Methodist Church. night the Order of the Eastern star collected 13025 to b« added to the funds, bringing a total to S32353 Early today four high schoo students with a blue cut glass fruit bowl laden with trujts and nut.' adtied to the gifts. Biythevlllc business men In a tnu. Thanksgiving spirit are larzely responsible for the scores of toys the boy has received. The toys include a pedal car, electric train, trailers tractors, station wagons,' and everything a boy could wish for, even a white Spit,?, puppy. Mrs. Thomas said the one man, not being content with soliciting toj shops for gifts and street collections to raise funds (or toys, brought the toys, took most of the day off to assemble them, and returned In the evening to see that they were in perfect working order. The Thomas' arc trying to locate a Christmas tree today so they can have It lighted lor the child with his toys His mother said he ha..shown tittle spirit this week, an< that even though the toys Inspire his Interest he Isn't strong enough to show much enthusiasm. She reports that he Is getting weaker and thinner and because of that they're completing the early Chhblinas plant. Competition is Keen For School Bands; Interest Rate Low American Consul Told Leave China Angus Ward is Freed By Chinese Reds and Ordered Out of Country WASHINGTON, Nov. 23—<fl>)— Angus Ward, the American consul general at Mukden, has been released from Jail by the Chinese Communists and ordered out of the country. The Communists also released four consulate aides who were Jailed wllh Ward Oct. 24 on what the State Department announced today that ft had received word of the releases from Ward himself. It was the first direct word from the consul general in n month. In winding up what' the Department has denounced as the "barbaric" treatment of Ward, the Communists gave him a trial before a "people's court." This court found them all guilty and meted out varying prison sentences. Then the sentences were commuted to deportation. Ward. 5(i-ycar-old veteran diplomat, made his report In a telephone conversation with American Consul General O. Edmund clubb at Pel- ping, clubb rushed the Informalion to Washington. Others O.K. Ward said that the other four men and he were "up and about." The Stale Department instructed Clubb to tell ward "that he and his enlire staff are to depart from Mukden forthwith." The four jailed with Ward were Ralph Reliberg, of Rochester, N.Y., a foreign service clerk; Sliiro Tatsumi, a mechanic; and two European employees of the consulate, Franco Cicogna and Alfred Klrstan. RehbciK and Tatsuml are American citizens• in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Edward J. Hehberg, .mother of ilchberg, greeted the news with "Isn't It just wonderful." Her first word of her son's release came in a telephone call from the Stale Department. There was no explanation here as to what kind ol transportation from Mukden might be given the staff. On previous occasions the Communists had promised to take tlie consulate personnel out of Mukden but never made good their promises. American officials had hopefully looked for some "break" in the case since Secretary of Stale Acheson's move last week for concerted pressure by 30 nations on the Communists. Achcson asked the 30 nations to express their concern to the Chinese Communists. Joe Hardin Begins Second Term as He'a*d Of State Farm Bureau MTTLE ROCK, Nov. 23—(;]>)— Joe C. Ilardln of Grady today begins his second term as president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. He was reelected by delegates here who closed their 1049 convention last night after adopting 75 resolutions. Walter D. May, Jr., of Marlon, was chosen vice president. • Hayti Youth Questioned in Hit-Run Death CARUTHERSVILLF., Mo., Nov. 23 —Jame.s Rushing, 17, ol Hayll, Mo., today was being held tor questioning In connection with the hit-and- run accident In which Dan Cuin- mlngs, 34, of Savannah, Term., was killed Instintly west of Warden Sunday night. An Inquest was held by Pemiscot County Coroner James A. Osburn and the hotly Identified from papers Jound on it. Mr. Osburn said the body had been left unrecognizable by Ihe Impact ol the accident. No charges have been filed against Rushing yet as the Investigation is sill! underway, state Trooper II. F. Hlckham said. Mr. Cummlngs was residing on the Frank Petty farm at the time of his death and had ben picking'cot- ton near Warden. German .Funeral Home In Hayti has the body. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mr. Cummings Is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Curnmints of Savannah. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quolatloi AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric .....'.'.'. Cen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers ! Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum J C Penney Standard of N .; Tcxis C- rp Sears Roebuck 146 1-2 23 I-4 28 7-8 30 3-8 Cl 5-8 40 I-8 67 I-8 52 7-8 10 3-8 27 3-4 21 7-8 23 12-7-8 16 53 1-4 C8 7-8 62 1-8 42 New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec 2987 29W 2987 2900 Mch 29D3 2098 2992 ^995 May J99I Jang 2SM 2930 July 25G3 20:17 Cfim 29(i'J °ct- 2803 2807 2799 26001 Blytheville Board Lets Contract for Big Issue Directors of the Blytheville Special School District yesterday sold a ?'150,000 bond issue at an interest rate highly advantageous lo the district, members said after awarding a contrcat to three firms who submitted a joint bid. + The three [inns offered to pay par pins n $637.47 premium for 25- year bonds with a net average Interest rate of 2.592488 per cent year. The low bid was submitteilly Jointly by the First Southwest Company of Dallas, Tex.; Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane of New York and Memphis; and J. M. Daln a. Company of Minneapolis, Minn. Tlie Minnesota bond firm recently purchased a large block of Arkansas highway bonds offered by the state nnd in turn sold parb ot the Issue to the State of Minnesota. Five other firms submited sealed bids to the school board, which H. Clark or crlttenden; Ralph Hudson, Boone; U. L,. McGlll, Polnsctt; Wllnv iniifxt «u KVniir i c W «""-•*•-s wpiinuii iiujn me lauio S. jJSnf-B.^^^nn 0 : T^isS. f ' rm <" T ° WIU " Ml *"* . . , - dolph; j. C. Jones, Pope; Leon Car- ot^ansas, and Fred aBIa^ h .^2 Znc?^conStSn f first units of a new high school H'^'tisSueV-T" torTwEXa^r-mo-kf to y pc l :m,t D c 5 o'u, fesTv^Lr,^' i™ 6 ™™* «° <>»'- "Uildings * to permit counties to vote for local MIO dlstrirf l-nn.,1 !.-,,,„„ ,.,!-_ ,-,_ , . . . ... VI1U Uiaii 14.1. road taxes. The Federation will sponsor a drive for adoption of the proposal. Two Men Now Claim Control Of Tiny Panama PANAMA, Nov. 23. M 1 )—Two mcii claimed the presidency of Panama lod'ly alter ft wild night of rioting In 'which one child was killed and 11 wounded. Police gunfire smashed a near- revolt as Dr. Daniel Chanls. Jr., forml to resign as president Sunday In a national police coup—led thousands of supports In a march on the presidential palace In an attempt to regain power. Inside the palace behind police guards was Roberto Chlarl, former vice president who was sworn In as president after Chanls bowed to a police iiltlmatum and resigned. He insisted he would sit tight and remain president. National police, who arc Panama's only armed force, dispersed the-marchers with mnchlnegun bul- lels, rifle fire nnd tear gas. The demonstrators had rallied behind Chanls as he dramatically strode Into a session of the national assembly and declared: "I withdraw my resignation." He flung the letter to the floor and insisted he 51111 was Ihe constitutional president of Panama. The 58-yc.ir-olcl surgeon-politician who had served as president only four months until he was justed by police chief Col. Jose Rcmon, then led a crowd of demonstrators that grew to thousands as they passed through the streets. moling Hi-din Tn Cathedral Plaza, a block from the presidential palace, helmeted police opened (Ire. Foi two hours rioting flared Jt. a hot pitch. Six buses were overturned. Windows of fashki able shops were smashed and looting broke out. As dawn appeared Remon's national police appeared to be in full control of the city. Rcmon. Panama's new "strong man.' wa> the central figure In the latest political crisis. Chants tried to fire him, along with two deputy polir-: ?nlefs. last Saturday on rhnrfccr mat they were Involved In Illegal business monopolies. Instead of resigning, Remon surrounded the [ire.si'cntlal palace with armed police nnd said the shooting would s'.art unless Chanls himself resigned Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Missouri forecast: Fair southwest and partly cloudy north and oast portion. 1 ; tonight and Thursday: cooler northeast and extreme east Thursday; low tonight 30 northeast to 40 sonthwc.it; high Thursday 50 northeast to 70 southwest. Minimum this morning—24. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today—):52. Sunrise tomorrow—6:42. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—5064. Mean temperature rmidway between high and low)—37. Normal mean tor November—50.2 Soybeans Open High Low Close Dec S26'i 22C-\ 225'i J26'i Mi'h 228-\ 229'i 228 229'i May 227W 237!i 226!i 327 d the contract, subject to nn ap- roving opinion from the Littls Proceeds from the bond Issue will $300,000 For High School Approximately $300,000 of the proceeds 'from the bond sale will be used for the high school build- Ing program, with another $50,000 to be set aside to equip the build- Ing. The remainder of approximately $100.000 will be used to improve other buildings in the district's system, which now Includes 16 ichool units. Tho board In other action yesterday alternon set Friday, Dec- itnbrr 2, as the date for a special irsslin to ; feo hold. in.the llb>tv;y. Members of the Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee, presidents of the Parent Teacher Association units and other interested citizens will be In- % vltcd to meet with the board and submit their views in connection with the school's building program. Max B. Reid, president ol ths hoard, said that the directors and administrative officials of the school system realize that the funds available for new construction are inadequate and that every effort is being made to stretch the available dollars to give the system the greatest possible benefits from the bond issue, which is the maximum the district under Arkansas, laws can Issue at. this time. "We realize that we cannot do all of the things that we would like to do at this time in planning our building program," Mr. Reid said. "With these limitations in mind, we started planning on the theory that we would go as far as possible with the proceeds from the $450,000 bond Issue and add to tho program later when more money Is available." The tentative plans for the high whool call for an auditorium, library, cafeteria and about 25 classrooms on tho site between Eighth and Tenth streets and north of present campus to the Cotton Belt right-of-way. Hanker Commends Board U. S. Branson, the architect, was Instructed i>y board members to prepare the Dlans which eventually would call tor about twice the floor space provided In the first unit and permit the building of later additions In conformity with the original pi,in. Listed for later construction are a field house, home economics building with a kitchen and a second cafeteria, and another 20 or mor.; classrooms. The overall plans call for erection of the main building around a court. J. C. Lancaster, vice president of See BONDS on Tayc H Kiwanians to Get Toys for Needy Children Friday Freeman Robinson, chairman of the Kiwanls Club's Underprivileged Children's Christmas Party com- iniltec. said today that a group of Kiwanians will make a house-to- house canvass of Blytheville Friday afternoon to solicit toys and other articles suitable for gifts. Mr. Robinson stated that a sound truck will be used In making the canvass and asked that all parents that have toys to have them reaciv by Friday. The toys may be left on front porches so that they may be seen from the street, Mr. Robinson said. N, 0. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec. . .,,.., 2S83 2985 2981 2983 Mch 2990 2994 29S9 2991 May 2987 2992 2987 2989 July 2958 2960 2933 2955 Oct 3S04 38C8 2900 2802

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