THURSDAY, DECEMBER J6, 1937 Annual Report Declares Forecasting System Best In History BY FRED IIA!I.i;V United I'wss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dee. 13 (UP) — The United Slates Iws dove-loped llic mosl nilvtiiicetl weather trm- cnsting system in history, Di. w. H. Gregg, chief of the weather bureau, cliselased today. The we.itlicr bureau this year lins saved many lives and hundreds of Millions worth of properly through advance warnings ul floods, freezes nnd .storms, Di- <irc>(!(! said in a report to Secrr- lary of Agriculture Hemv A. Wnl- IflCe. Most notable of the mlvar.ce> »).iiie in weather forecasting during the past year was made. Dr. Gregg said, in \vealher-repovtiiv,; for airway services. The bureau added 120 airway reporting stations, bringing the total to 782 stations. The public, he said, hears much of (he few airplanes that crash, but nothing of the hundreds of crashes which probably were averted through advance warning of unfavorable weather conditions. A new airway general supervising and forecast center was established at Arlington, Va.., during the yenr. Bahama Stations Set Up Hurricane-warning service of the, bureau was strengthened by establishment of an improved reporting system in the Bahamas, Twenty stations on the islands now supply daily information of vital importance In forecasting the approach of hurricanes toward the mainland. '•The year nfrorde<i some forceful and dramatic examples of the important, at times tragic, part that unfavorable weather plays in human nffairs and of the highly constructive role that an efficiently organized weather service can assume in mitigating the effects of such weather." Dr. Gregg said. The weather bureau was of "Inestimatible value," Gregg Raid, "in day-to-day reports of the 1836 drouth and the floods of last spring. Economic losses from the floods were enormous, lie said, but would have been infinitely greater but foMhe timely warnings of the bureau.- Advnnce news of high river crests kept' down the death toll and economic losses, he said. They enabled "the' American Red Cross and government agencies to plan and work more efficiently in relieving suffering and in eflectine rescues, he said. Citrus Fruit Saved Without the bureau's timely warnings of extremely low temperatures, Dr. Gregg ' said, virtually the entire citrus fruit industry of Southern California would have been wiped out by the record-breaking freeze last January. "Other life and property losses that would have reached the public ear were prevented—and so never noticed—by holding ships in port when the bureau's storm warnings were' hoisted; by special provisions for heating or cooling perishable fruits or truck crops when a cold ov hot wave was fore- POLAR PICKET cast; by ronoentratlnR fire fighting forces when the weather favored destructive fires In national forests," tlie report said, Dr. Gregg said that long-range forecasts -still are not practical, bin ilmt during (lie |insi year the weather bureau has definitely strengthened -its service by more frequent reports of surface almos- plierlc conditions from a closer network of .stations; a more complete program of .sounding the upupr air, and by expanding Its 'i' search. Methodists Let Contract For New Church At Dyess DYESS, Ark.. Dec. 14. — Tile Board of stewards and building Committee of Hie Methodist church met here in quarterly conference last night with Dr. 'Eugene W. 1'otler, .tirc-tldlng elder of the Joitisbcro district presiding. Bids were opened for the contract on Hie new church building. The contract was let to •/,. B. rtallew of Jonesboro. It calls for ' a building seventy one feet in length and forty four feet wide, with an auditorium with a seating capacity of '250. There will be three additional class rooms. SKI1R Two months after its dedication by President Roosevelt, .Timterline Lodge on Mount Hood, Ore., a $650,000 structure built with WPA money, is picketed by skiers demanding opening of the building's sanitary facilities to snow enthusiasts. An operator has not been found for the massive Alpine hostelry, but a Portland corporation is reportedly forming to open Die j>l»c«. The picketing skier ii • Tliwc will IJP 11 i-oiirivif romuln- lion nntl .porch. The main structure 'will be n frame building with liaitfivood floors, iu keeping with other buildings Iu tlie community center. Work will begin nround Jiimmry first. The bulWing' will cost approximately $;JCU2. 600 Tons of Pemiscot County Seed Certified CAKUTHEIiSVIUX. Mo.. [X'C 10.—K. 1). Hope, o.ssbtniil county extension ngent, yesterday disclosed Dint (JCO tons of cotton seed me being certified by Ilfteen I'etnl- sccl county farmers for 1838 crop ulnrjltiitf. The seed will be enu.i^li : .o |i!niil the entire crop next yenr !n tin- county, or nlxnit sti.OOO .ICITS. Stoncvlllo nnd D ;<: 1' L,' he two \iiiieties best suited |rjr t fii.s catinly, lire (lie varieties he-, ir.g certified. I Frtiiuei's nnd 'ITNV'. owners v;hu in hnviiij! the serii reMilicil are: ( J. UnJpli Jiulclilson. S Crew* Reynolds, W. N. ttnnkin. K. P. Green-; •A'tll. Juc Kolui, Harrison A.' Dconc. O. u. Acorn. R. M. Rice,' T. H. Cr.le, Ed A. Ruff, Deering Farms, \V. II. Mlnyard T. A. Hug- ••nrd. J. O. Rnnkln mill' P. J. BLVTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Final Rites Held For Veterin Who Killed Self CARUTHKRSV1LLE. Mo., Dec. J5—Fimenil .terriers for Oscar M. West, 46 .were held here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 tit the I'llgrtm Holiness Church, conducted by the pastor, (he nev. Roy P. Bradley, assisted by the Hcv. A, O. Shearer, paslor of (he Nnztiren* Church. Interment was in Ultlo I'mlrle cemetery. Mr. West, n World War veteran, committed .suicide at the Veteran's Hospital In St. t/>u!s Monday by slashing his Ihront, where ho had been lakcn last week end for treatment, liroodlng over his physical condition timl believing his recovery doubtful, is thought, to have led to his act. He returned from the war in broken health and never fully recovered. Horn at Rector, Ark., Sept. 1, 1891. Mr. West cnme lo Pemlscol enmity at the UKC of 16, having lived here since, lie first worked In the Mound community, but since the war had worked with Die Shade Motor Company of this city. When twenty-eight, he married to (ids union WWP bom four children who survive. Tlicy are b]i:il,' Luther. Chnrles, and .John, mid two step-children, Mrs. Pauline 1 Kfiirncr of Cairo, III., nnd osslc' PAGETHREE __ of Ihlx city. His M'lfe died. In I92B, mid In 1935 lie minricd ttBiUu, being survived by h| s sec- Mrs, Kthi'l 1/ee Thlwelt Hayti Society — Personal 'Jlio Rev. William Huirmnn and the Hcv. E. Ciooch of Bmiujmlo- clo were In Artnnrcl Tuesday :\i(ending the Workers Conference and Hoard Heeling of Mississippi County. Mrs. Ilarvlc Haynle spent lite week end In liiythcvllle with her fnlher, Malhle Clolf.. Mr. nnd family him Mrs. Ed Dalley nnd moved lo Komioll where Mr, Dnlloy has been transferred by the Fiisco Railway Co. Mr, ami Mrs. Virgin Ymbro anil , Mrs. Hassle li. TMwell Higgs, and | daughters, Ucmetrn unit Jonn, of BE The .Perfwl. G if I for Every Lady on Your List. KAYSER GLOVES /Iwitz-iitg til only i 1 Tlic sm a r t c a t glove we've seen this season a t the price. It looks like a million and feels exactly like suede! Of c o u )• s e, it w :i s h e s a n cl wears! Cast in rayon, by Kuyser. Molded sleekly/'soiilp- tured" iu long-wearing "Marvelray." Slender and dainty—tht-Be Three Graces—^but made to wilhstand the ravages of Time and Washing. Kayser Hosiery Review the beautiful girls like sheer strength In hosiery. Kayser "Marvel-Twist" hose are clear and flattering as Moonlight. Their high twist and reinforced top and toe make them the favorites of modern maids everywhere! Special 'till Xmns 89c Hose, Pr. 79c $1 Hose, 3 Pr. $2.69 ; $1.15 Hose, 3 Pr. $3.15 zens Busy Little Citi Tree-cHiiiliing, roller-sk.id'ng, or just drawing "masterpieces," they need flic right start in life. Kayser "Marvelray" .underwear is sturdily built for young activity. And it's soft and preiiy ns MojWs! 50c JACK APPLEBATJM Kewannei', Mo., are here vlsitljiR Mr. Yarbro's pnrcuUs. Mr. mid Mrs. W. 11. Yiirbro. Mrs. Susie Shine will li'nvi' lo- day for Holly, Mich., whore she will visit her daughter, Mrs. little Nichols. Mrs. Turn McCoy mid children, Hilly Jack McCoy mill Mrs. lios- coo Holuifs. drove [ 0 Poplar Bluff Smidny nnd visited relatives. They were accompanied licmo by Mlw- rs MnijRlp Mat' nnd Kdna Wright, Mr. and Mrs. R L. Kelly ,i m | iaughler. Fried,! lime, .spent die week end in i) y , w with Mrs. Kelly's mother. Mrs. Rose Brynm. who has been seriously til. J. Ij. Olrce iiml .son Jnine.s, Mr, nnd Mrs, Mnnrne filewiirl nnd sons of Dccrlm.;, Mr. nnd Mrs, Thotiui.s Circe mid Amireiv olrce of WIKon, Ark,, llnrry Olrec ofi llruggncodlo uml Hnvld Howe of! Cnpc airurdenii were liere Sumluy nllriiillnti tbe fiineriil of F/l Olieo. K, A. Hiuimi nnd jolm iininrn Jr.. of Cm-dwell nnd Mrs. llnlcnn Hiuiirn of Charleston, W, Va., wer« hfre Tiimduy visiting » n Ilninrn. i Mr. line] Mrs. l.iinmr 'Ilimnnsonj n»d Mrs. Houston Uucklcy nnd (liuiKlilcr Alice, Mr. (inij Mrs. n.| K. 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