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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS "in*W rw\i«T«i , ..r. • ...__..._ . . ^^MBM^ » V ^^^^F VOL. XLV—NO. 213 Blythevllle Dally Newt Blythevllle Courier Blythevillt Henld Mississippi THE DOMINAN-I NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Only Last Minute Action by Lewis Can Avert New Coal Strike Tomorrow — < Chinese Commies lake Chungking BLYTJIEViLLK, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY. NOVKMBKU 30, 1949 y 20,000 Red Troops Cross Yangtze River And Capture City 'Mine Operators Solidly Against Any Concessions NEW YORK, Nov. 30—</F)— John L. Lewis again today postponed * meeting of his United Aline Workers policy committee until tomorrow morning—too UU to avert a, new nationwide tali coal strike due tonight. By HONG U'HJ lie Ru-hardson KONG. Nov. 30— (IPt— Communist forces moved In on Chungking today and reliable reports from Taipeh, Formosa, Generalissimo Chiang K a i - Slick's headquarters, said the city fell at noon. Chiang arrived in Chenglii, new natloalist capital, shortly bclore noon. He had been leading the defense. or Chungking and trying to get acting president Li Tsung-Jen to return to China from this British colony. A dispatch from Chungking to a Chinese newspaper here said 20.000 Red troops crossed the Yangtze at 1 a.m. Tuesday, local time, and entered the outskirts of the third nationalist capital brought under Communist guns this year. A second Fled force occupied Kiangpeh- sien, three miles west of Chungking across the confluence of the Yangtze and Kialing rivers. Nationalist navy headquarters said planes and warships had been pounding red troop and shipping concentrations south of Shanghai lor Ihree days. The air-sea attack is an effort to forestall an expected invasion of the clmsan i&ands. off Hangchow/ The plans 3fce navy said, attacked by day and destroyers swept the Communist. areas at night. 'These developments came as a growing dissatisfaction with the Reds was reported in north China where the Communists have ruled lor a year. The main nationalist government has been driven to Chengtu. almost 1,000 air miles inland from Shanghai. Ministries and bureaus are being set up there today. The city Is 170 miles northwest of Chung- king. Chiang Leads -Defenders In Taipeh, Formosa, island headquarters -or the nationalists, concern ,wa«, Expressed fr>r »Ji». «rmi'<« of Gen. Soorig '-Hst'-iJenJ' Spong's troops supposedly are defending the Szecbwah-Hunan border but they have not been heard from in 48 hours. < These • troops, Taipeh hcadquart- «rs sain; bore the brunt of Red Gen. Liu Po-Cheng's drive on Chungking. Four divisions of : Chiang Kai- Shek's best troops reportedly were airlifted from northern Szechwan for the defense of Chungking, third nationalist capital hit by the Reds this year. ^Chiang repor;,-rily still was in Chungking leading its defense when Taipeh communications with the city were cut at 10 p.m. Tuesday Chungking time. It was said authoritatively In Taipeh thai Chiang would he forced to resume the presidency in two or three days. Acting president Li-Tsung-Jen, who has obtained a passport to visit the United States, still was in Hong ICong. a British colony off the coast of south China. The China mail quoted sources close to U as saying he had turned down Chiang's request that he relinquish the presidency. He took over the presidency of the nationalist government last January when Chiang retired.- Li and Chiang have been bickering since. Firemen Get 3 Calls Within Thirty Minutes Blytheville's volunteer firemen answered alarms to three arass fires thus .norning. all within a SO-minute period. The first was the intersection of Kentucky and Deimar j Streets, the second to 1313 West Walnut Street and the third to 127 Dougan Street. By Harold W. Ward NEW YORK, Nov. 30--TO—The nation was threatened with a new coal strike at midnight tonight, and only a last minute move by John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers policy committee seemed likely to avert the walkout. The 200-man committee was scheduled to meet here late today and Lewis, whose moves ,1116 past few days have been shrouded in secrecy, was in New York for the all-impotent session. Mine owners were reported, standing solidly against any contract concessions, and there was no indication of government intervention. Reports from Key West, where President Truman is vacationing said presidential advisors apparently were clinging to the hope of an llth hour resumption of negotiations betwen Le^is an[ j the operators which would permit extension of their three-week truce, expiring at midnight. Lewis Busy Elsewhere The policy committee had been directed by Lewis to meet here Monday, but at the last minute the .session was postponctl until yesterday, and then again until today. I,ewis was busy elsewhere. The United Mine Workers chief sent word Monday and again yesterday that he would prefer to have his followers mar': time while he tried to forge a new contract out of the very cool negotiations which have occupied the soft coal operators and union officials for months. Lewis offered no explanation for postponing the meetings. But he apparently decided yesterday that another 24-hour postponement was justified, as direct talks with major coal operators were reported in the making. Lewis was reported ,to have held nn jrni".v>:,v' ,ronferen'-ewith H?r M. Moses, president of the ,H: C Prick Coke Co., principal negotiator for "big steel" mining operations. . The .steel company vigorously denied that Moses had met with Lewis. Should a walkout occur again, most union officers believe it would Include all of the mine workers across the nation—the anthracite diggers in eastern Pennsylvania and the soft coal miners of the Mississippi as well as the bituminous coal miners who were Idle east of the Mississippi for the 52 days up to Nov. 9. Osceolq Woman Is Appointed to Revenue Position Mrs. Mary Clay Hughey of Osceola has been named revenue inspector in charge of the South Mississippi County State Revenue Office at Osceola to succeed the late Clem C. Bowen, it was announced today. The appointment was made by Dean R. Morley, stale revenue commissioner, and will become effective tomorrow. Mrs. Hughey has been serving a; acting inspector for the Osceola office since the death of Mr. Bowen last July. She has been an employee of the Osceola office since 1946. Mrs. Hughey was born and reared In Osceola. She attended Osceola schools and Galloway College In Hendrix College In Conway. Stie is the daughter of Mrs. J. H. Lovcwcll and (he late Mr. Lovcwcll of Osceola. Christmas to bea Merry One For Evelyn-She Can Walk By Elaine Kabn SKARPSBURG, Pa:, Nov. 30. (AP) —"Mummy, Where's my feet?" Sadly, Mrs. Sylvia Stypula would explain over and over to her blond four-year-old daughter Evelyn"Baby, God didn't give yon' any feet." That would satisfy Evelyn for a while. But then she would see her (iJHir sister, Virginia, 6, and her little cousins dancing and running about while she crawled or sat on the floor. And again she would ask: "Mummy, Where's my feet? 1 ' The chubby little girl with the Dutch doll haircut was born with two misshapen stumps for legs Her left arm ended at the elbow The fnlgers of her right hand were deformed. Last February, Evelyn entered Mercy Hospital for an operation that would enable her to have • normal life. The leg stumps were amputated at the thigh On August 15 Evelyn got her feet —a present from the Allegneny County Society for Crippled Children which will buy her til) the various set* oi legs the win need until. .she is grown up. "I stand and walk now," she iays in precise English. She pointed lo a scuff mark on her size five brown cut-out sandels: EveljTi is still getting used to the legs. She didn't like them because they were uncomfortable at first but that all changed after she went to a cousin's birthday party. "For the first time she was able to stand up like the other kids," her mother reported. "After that, she liked them." "Tommy (her cousin) stepped on my shoe real hard," piped up Evelyn. "It didn't hurt me. Tommy got hurt." . Evr-lyn can stand on the legs and can 'walk if someone holds her hand. Hei solo efforts still result In falls but the Crippled Children'. Society thinks it can tix that with *ome walking instructions. "It will be « merrier Christmas this year," Mrs. Stypuli said. "Even though Evelyn U of Santu CUus." "I don't like his big boots," said little Evelyn who screamed at the I C. of C. Director Nominees Named Membership Will Pick 12 From List of 24 For Two-Year Terms Twenty-four nominees to fill 12 directors posts for the BJythevllle Chamber of Commerce, \vere approved yesterday at the board of directors meeting at the Chamber of Commerce office, and b; were scheduled to go Into the i today. The new directors will _ nounced after tabulation of election returns, with all ballots due to be returned to the Chamber of Commerce, prior to December 9. After ballots have been returned the election judges, B. a. West H A. Porter and W. s. Johnston, named at yesterday's meeting, will announce the results.. New directors will meet with the hold-over members of the board for an election on December 13. On the same date the retiring members will meet with the hold-over members to close out the Chamber of Commerce year. Nominations Announced Those nominated for the directors positions are: J. W. Adams C W. Baker, Kendall Berry Harry Bradley, E B. David. Jimmie Edwards, Stanley Grcslcy, Dr. J C Guard, ^Haj-rj^A. (Hank) Halites 's. O. G. Hub- Elton Kirby FOURTEEN PAGES Ray HaU. R. B. Hay ^."i?,' Jr " c 'J'de Kap|,, C,,HH, ivirny William Lawshe, H. H. I.cvitch Tom A. Little, Jr., R, M. Logan W p McDnnlels. L. G. Nash. W. H Pease Russell Phillips. Harold Sudbury and Jesse Taylor. Twelve of the 24 will serve with the following members, serving the last half of two year terms- Alvin Huffman, Jr., E. B. Thomas. R A Porter, L. L. Ward, Jimmie Sanders, W. S. Johnston. O. E Knudsen. Oscar Pendler, Rilcy B Jones U s Branson, Marvin Smith and Charles Rambo. Retiring directors include: C M Smart, B. A. Lynch. W. P Pryor B. M. Ftegenold, J. A. Leach P D Foster. Harry W. Haines G ' G Hubbard. J. V. Gates. B. G. West. J L. Gunri, and E. P. Still;. Along with (he 'subcommittee nf the nominees the nominating com mittee, headed 'by Mr. Huffman recommended that a referendum be held, relative to altering the bylaws of the Chamber to provide that the out-going presidents be retained for s third year on the board of directors. Presently the director lerms are for two years, and the out-going president, usually serving his second term. Is retained only on the executive board r ch..,,.,,„,, wl tm: unamoer's R? ture committee reported on the Johnson Grass control project, nnd the directors voted to pledge their support to the Farm Bureau tn an all-out effort to curb the spread of Johnson Grass. It was announced that a congressional forum for legislators and Arkansas businessmen was belnc planned for December 15. at Little Rock, and It is planned that the Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce be represented. In other action L. L. Ward Jr lalrman of the. Chamber's agricul- J. Pornell Thomas Pleads Guilty to Payroll Paddinq WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. (AP) — Rep. J. Parnell Thomas (R-NJ) today withdrew his plea of not guilty to charges of payroll padding, and threw himself on the mercy of the court. The 54-year-old legislator changed his plea to one of nolo conten- dere. That means he does not contest the government's charge. With this startling development. Judge Alexander M. Hollzuff dismissed a charge agaiast Miss Helen Campbell, former secretary lo Thomas. She was accused of conspiring with Thomas to defraud the goferjiment through padding of the lawmaker's office pay roll. Holtzoff set December 9 lor sentencing of Thomas. Thomas faces a possible maximum sentence of 32 years In Jail $40.000 in fines. and Pending the sentencing, Thomas was allowed his continued freedom undar his present bond of 41,000. WeothiT Arkansas forecast: Fair and not warm in south and central portions this afternoon and tonight. Thursday fair, warmer norlh and west portions this afternoon. Missouri forecast: Fair and mild this afternoon and tonight- Thursday partly cloudy becoming somewhat cooler west and north- low tonight near 40; high Thursday near 50 west and north; 55-60 southeast. Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday—18. Sunset today—4:50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:48. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 urn today—none. Total since Jan. I—50.64. Nfean temperature (midway between high and low)—€0. Normal mean for November—Sflj This Date Ijul Year Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—49. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this dale SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS SCOUTING MERIT RECOGNIZED-J. V. Oat ef "lie is shown receiving the Silver Beaver award, representing the highest honor to be given Boy Scout leaders for contributions lo community touting activities and youth, from ployd White (right) of Blythcville bolder of the award, and a veteran Stouter. Scout Leaders Honored At Area Council Session Approximately 250 Scouters, including about 25 from Mississippi County, attended the Eastern Arkansas Area Council of Boy Scouts meeting in Memphis last night where J. V. Oates of Blythcvillo received the Silver Beaver award for his service as a Boy Scout leader. The award was presented to Mr.* Oates by another Blythevillc man _ Floyd White, who Is the holder of I ' er> Miln ' m Smith, Monroe a similar award, and last night re- Cril1 "' Kenneth Richardson, Mr. and ceived additional recognition for his MrSl Cceil IlOWC ' Mr - Bn(1 M V. S Percy 20 years service In Scouting Mr Wrl B h t. Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Oates, White's 20-year record is the lone- ftml M>s ' Floy<1 whitc n "d Wil--• -' son Bohimning, field scout executive. est of any Scout leader in the council area, it was said. The other Silver Beaver award presented last night went lo Dennis Hendrix of Trumann. At the meeting in, Memphis last night special attention i>Vv given to studies in tent, camping' equipment and Instructions for leaders of Craighead, PoiiLsett. Clay, Greene, Randolph, Lawrence, Mississippi, Cross, Woodruff, Phillips, St. Francis, Lee, Monroe and Crittenden counties. Joncsburti Man Heads Council Eric Rogers, Sr., of Jonesboro was elected to head the area council next year, succeeding Otis Howe of Wabash. Other officers selected at the council election included H. F. Ohlendorf of Osceola, vice-president; Ralph Abramson of Holly Grove and Marvin Melton of Truniann, vice-presidents; A. F. Falk of Jonesboro .treasurer, and Joe Crozier of Trumann. council commissioner. Those to serve on the council executive board from this county will include Cecil Lowe, R. A. Porter. Marvin Smith. William Borowsky of Manila, and J. M. Cleveland, representing north Mississippi County; and Wclby Young and Harold Ohlendorf of Osceola and H. F. Howerton of Joiner, representing south | ™ llls ' or meters being repaired. Mississippi County. The announce- "^~ mcnt of these offices was made last night. In the awards presented last night, six Hlytheville Scoulers and Placed on N. 5th Seven Are Installed Adjacent to Church By City Authorities Seven parking meters were installed today on the west side of Fifth Street from Main Street to the alley north of it. These meters were Installed at the request of officials of the Presbyterian Church at Fifth and Main. This installation raises to approximately 3au me number of parking Blythcville. m operation in Another too meters were purchased by the city recently and most of these will be used as replacements for meters being rep The seven Installed today „_.„ from this shipment. If no more arc purchased Ihc mclers will bo paid for In about ... = ..., „ ..,„.. t ,..,,, uvwunju, .viiu '. <l nK>Illl 's. The balance due on one from O.=ccola were recipients of ! ', mclcrs a s of loday was $10.020.- Thc city's conlrnct with the Dual Parking Meter Co., of Canon, O., calls for one-half of the monthely receipts from the meters to be used veterans awards for 10. 15, and 20 years of service to scouts. Mr. White- received the only 20-year sward presented; Cecil Lowe received a 15-year recognition award, and Ross Stevens. Marshall Hlaekard, James Terry, Mr. Oates. all of Blythevile, and A. W. Young of O^ccoa, received 10-year awards. I'asl President Speaks The annual meeting's program .'as centered about a talk by Peter F. Watzck of CTO.sct. past president of the De Soto Area Council on "Why Scouts and Scouting," tracing the rea.sons for the organization's past ai;rt future work. Among reports presented by coun- I olficcrs and conunitteemen was that given by Steve Ralph of O.scco- a, on leadership training, and Wcl- by Young oi Osceola, as chairman of Ihe nominating committee for the council. Also participating in the meeting Trcm this county was Senior Scout Prank Haughman of Dell, who took part in the closing ceremonies. Mississippi County's representa- :ion included live scouters from Manila, six from Osceola, and the following from Hlytheville: R. A. payments. Thus far, the city's monthly Fulbright Will Speak In Luxora Tomorrow LUXORA. Nov. 30—With the Luxora Rotary Club as host and U.S. Sen. J. W. Fulbright of Fayettcvllle as the speaker, an attendance of about 250 Is expected for the Rotary dinner meeting tomorrow night u the Luxora High School Cafeteria, t was disclosed today. The club has opened the meeting a businessmen and farmers hroughout the county. A. F. Barlam Is program chairman for the iotary Club and the president. John Thwcatl, will preside. The school las facilities to care for about 250 persons, It was announced The dih- parklng meter revenue ha.s averaged about $2,000. The meters cost $62 each. The balance on the original purchase of about 300 meters had been reduced to $4,835.50 before the latest purchases. Most of these were Installed but a portion was kept for replacement purposes. Defense in Denial Of Charge Negro Held in Peonage JONKSBORO, Ark.. Nov. 30. W) —Frank and Chester Brown. Hermondale. Mo., brothers charged with kidnaping a Negro and making him work on their farm, were to testify In their own defense In federal court here today. The government accuses Ihem nf abducting Robert Lee Tallcy, beating him and forcing him to work to repay a debt. Defense witnesses lestiflcd ycs- lerday that Tallcy had volunteered to repay Frank Brown for money he owed him. They also told the Jury Talley voluntarily worked one day at the Brown farm last August and was paid $1 for it. Earlc Man Appointed I.1TTLK ROCK, Nov. M-M'(— Governor McMath today appointed Hurt Dickey of Earle a.s Arkansas' representative In arranging for a celebration to mark the opening of the no* Mississippi River bridge at Memphis. The appointment was made at Housing Agency Gets Bids; Faces Lawsuit Over Contract Policy Temporary Injunction Is Refused Two Little Hock contractors filed suit, in Mississippi County Chitncory Court here yesterday .socking to enjoin the Housing Authority of Blythc- ville from awarding a s 'j nt ,| 0 contract to cover all phases of construction of n Hlyllic- ville project of 80 units. Chancellor C. M. Duck of Hlytheville In a special hearing hist nlelil denied the petltiun of Ihc plalnllffs for a temporary In- junrllnn In prevent awarding of the contract. Attorneys Indicated today that an early ruling will be sought on the application for a permanent restraining order, which still Is before the court. In order to expedite the project, If procedure followed by members of the board for the Blythcville Authority and the federal Public Housing Administration Is upheld. Plaintiffs tn the HUiiatlon arc the Pagan Electric Company, Inc and ihe B. W. Daniels Plumbing & Healing Company. The action was filed In court here by the I,title Rock law firm of Bailey and Warren. Defendants named In Ihe suit are the Housing Authority and O. W. McCutchcn, James Terry. H. II Houchlns. J. Mell Brooks and Fred S. Sallba as commissioners for the Authority. The commissioncis In asking for bids culled for an overall contract with bids Invited from licensed gc oral contractors who would be responsible for Installation of healing units, plumbing and. electrical work •ns well ns actual erection of the housing units. The plaintiffs ctmlcnd that the avwrdlne nt Midi » contract I s | n - rallil muter authority nf Act 150 of the 1019 Arkansas General As- semlily, which requires separate bids for electrical, plumbing ami hcatlnc units mi projects where flic construction costs exceed 510,000. It was stated In the complaint that the provisions of Act 159 had been called to the attention of the defendant); by the plaintiffs and that they had refused to call for separate bids. In the hearing before Chancellor Buck last night, Walls Trimble, Little Rock atlorncy, appeared for the plaintiffs, and the defendants were represented by Jesse Taylor, attorney for the Blythcville Housing Authority. H was stated Mils morning by a spokesman for the Blythcville agency that notices for the bids 'instructions to bidders, nnd the forms for the bids were prepared by the P1IA in the Fort Worth regional office nnd not protest concerning the bid forms was made to Ihe Blythevillc Authority until Tuesday of this week. The court 1 ruling here could be the Initial test of the legality of Act 159 of Ihe 11)19 legislature it was Indicated. The act, It was said applies to contracts let by the JV 1 ! 0 ' or ""' ° r "•' Political subdivisions. Awarding of the contract for the Blythcville project Is subject to approval of the FHA and it was suggested here today that the federal agency probably will delay final action on the bids until the lawsuit has been settled. Now Models in Trucks Go on Display Here Two models of the new [.-Line of International Harvester trucks went on display today at Delta Implement Co., 312 South Second. A total of 87 cliasts models are available In the new L-[,fne of International trucks. Pour and six- wheel mode] trucks offer a range of weights from 4,200 to 50000 pounds. The new line features shorter overall length. Improved engine accessibility, better load dlstrubition greater maneuverability and Increased visibility. A new engine, the "Silver Diamond" model Is being Introduced this year in both 100 and :03-horsepowcr ranges. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T A: T Arner Tobacco . Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler !!.' Gen Electric .. Cic-n Motors Montgomery Word N Y Central Int. Harvester National Distillers Radio Socony Vacuum '.'. Studebaker Standard of N J .. ' ier will be .erved u'tMv^ " img ' 0 7£™LS™' ^'"^ """"'"" ; -- ° P "" 1Cy Texas Corp I U S Steel 117 1-8 73 1-2 28 5-8 29 5-8 60 3-4 40 CO 5-8 53 7-8 10 27 1-2 22 3-8 12 3-8 10 5-8 25 1-4 C7 3-8 fi! 1-2 61 24 5-8 | Oct. Soybean Expert Will Speak Here Joycecs Announce Plans for Naming Contest Winners George M. Straycr. Hudson, Iowa, secretary of the National Soybean Association nnd editor of the Soybean -Digest, will address members of the Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce nnd entrants and winners of the Jaycoc-sponsored Third Annual Soybean Yield Contest at the banquet honoring the winners December 12. Bob Lcc Smith, chairman of the banquet coinmlllce said lotlay that Mr. Strnycr, who was also tile principal spcnkcr two years ago as the Jaycccs climaxed their first soybean yield contest, which has since then been an annual project, had ac- the Jaycee Invitation to Strayer, according to Mr. Smith, Is one of the best authorities on today's noybcnn situation He returned .recently from a lour through Europe, nnd possibly will be able to sum up the export market situation as well as the situation on acreage controls of soybeans. Mr, Smith said. City Trophy to Be Prrsnnlcrl The banquet will be conducted at the Jnycce clubhouse, and ' winners of the cash awards and the Ed Crltz Trophy will not be announced until the banquet. Eddie E. Chandler, contest chairman, announced today. Last year's winner. C. D. Long of the New Liberty Community, had a 40.6 bushel yield per acre to win from a field of about 25 entries and 50 five-acre plots were entered in the contest this year. The first place.award will bf. $100 cash nnd the Ed Ciltz Trophy second pWce award, $75Cmd thliil place. 450. - " cepted speak. Mr. PM AElection Scheduled For Saturday The annual elections for community farmer-commlttecmen for the Production and Marketing Administration will he conducted Saturday in the 20 agricultural communities of Mississippi County. The date previously an- nounecd as December 13 In the Monday Issue of the Courier News The county convention will be conducted at Ihe Court House in Blythcville on December 13. and the delegates to the convention as well as the farmer-commltlcemen will be named nt Saturday's election. Polling places have been set up In 28 areas, and the candidates for chairmen, vice-chairmen, members and alternate members announced along with the nominees for dele- gale and allernale delegates to the December 13 convention. Ballols are being dislrlhuted to the eligible voters In each commun Ity and they will be left by ih voters at the community polltnx place or mailed to the county office in Osceola or Dlythevtlle. After the community officers M'leclcd Saturday the county co,,,- mlttce will be named on December Bornhill's Press Confab Proves To be Unrevealing .K, Ark.. Nov. 30 —M',— Itcrc l.i the partial text nf NIC statement Allilcllc Director Jolm I!arnbill of (he University of Arkansas Issued at a news con- fircnr« loitay; "Our afhlccflr, program »t the University of Arkansas has Krown tremendously nince !<H6. H h:u bcn,i hlj-hlj. successful and snlls- raclory In many ways, but like all loiic-limc programs |( develops soft S p 0 ( s (hat ncctl revamp Inn from lime to Umr. "In the near future I will make a detailed recommendation for Hie rcorBanlatfon of the atlilcllc department. So satisfied am I (hat It will meet approval of cvryone tha( I can now say thai It will call for a renewed appeal to Arkansas for an cnlarecd booster chili, for a stronger appeal lo hlgli school .ithtclcs In cvcrv Ilelrl of sport and for 3. new field house for the campus. "Thli Is my Immediate promise to Arkansas am! t Rill release the details of the ne» setup at (he earliest possible moment." N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May ' July Open High Low 1:30 2988 2888 2082 20!>3 2389 2S89 2933 2906 2032 29»0 2082 2950 2?.>! :'038 29*1 2?53 2806 2803 280-1 3103 9 Contractors Compete for Overall Aw a id Contract R totaling ?'182,903.17 for an 80-unil low rent housing project here were awarded yesterday by the Blytlicville Housing Authority bul actual signing of the contract inny ho delayed because of legal nction filed in Chancery Court here. The bids are subject to approval by the federal Public Housing Administration. The Hlytheville Housing Authority yesterday voted to award the general contract for the proposed 80-unit low-rent housing project here to Frnzcr Construction Co. of Fort Smith on the firm's low bid of «4 60,200. Three niythevillo firms wem awarded conlracts for equipment and a Memphis nursery won th« contract for lawns and planting. The general contract calls for M duplex dwelling units and one administration building of masonry construction, and Includes clenrinj the site and Installation of equipment, heating, plumbing and eloj- trlcal work. Is Start mi 2.10-Unlt Project The first of 230 housing units approved for Blythevillc, these 80 will lie located on a nine-acre site on South Division. The site, of irregular sha|)e ,ts bounded on the north by the Cotton Belt right-of-way on the south by the old JLC & E right-of-way nnd on tlio east by South Tenth Street. Equipment contracts were awarded yesterday to the following firms: (all bids are exclusive of fed"r»] taxi. Hubbard and Hokc, Blythcville, for 80 gas ranges on bid of $4,3'n> Martin and Allen, Dlythovllle for 80 water heaters on bld,,of 'j4.455.20. Wel3 Biitflne Co.. BlytlteMJfc for 84 space heaters on bid of $3,95372 Stanley p. Nichols Co., 1 Memphis, for lawn and planting work on bid Of JQ.074.25. . To Submit T(id to PHA None of the contracts has been signed and It probably will be at least 30 days before any Is signed. All data Involved l n the contracts must be submitted to the Public Housing Administration's regional office In Fort Worth, Texas, for approval. Gilbert Carter of Fort Worth, PHA regional project advisor, met with the Housing Authority yesterday when the bids were opened. Uracl s. Branson, architect for the* Housing Authority, said application also will have to be mtule for the federal l)an which will finance construction of the project. Three firms submitted bids for equipment, three bid on the lawn and planting contract nnd nine construction companies sought the general contract. General contract bids were submitted on two base proposals, one for masonry type buildings and aa- other for frame construction. The following firms submitted b!d« for the general contract (first figure Is for masonry type, second is for frame building): Geurhnrl Construction Co., Cape Olrardcau, Mo., $516.031.74' s«7 431.74. Frnzer Construction Co., Fort Smith. $160.200: $430,986. Ark-Mo Lumber Co., Little Rock $55)3.222; $58.,222. Wilson Construction Co., Little Hock, $400,500; 4408.580. Harmon Constructoin Co., Little Hock, $495,000; $450,000. Ben white and Sons, Blytlievllle $^8,848,54; $409,094.01. Forcum-Jamcs Co.. Dyersburg Tcnn., $511,687; $463,500. LInebargcr Construction Co Ut- tle .Rock, $481,267; $455.950. McCarthy Brothers Construction Co., St. Louis, $609,800; $508.500. Jlltis on Equipment The following equipment bids were submitted: (federal tax excluded) Ranges—Martin and Allen. Bly- thevillc. $4,386.65; Hubbard and Hoke. Blythcville. $4,320; Wels Butane Co., $5,048.89. Water heaters—Martin and Allen, $4,455.20; Hubbard and Hokc, $4.749.00; Wels Butane Co., $5.029.60. Space healers—Martin and Allen, $4,235.56; Hubbard and Hoke $4 000..16: Wels Bulane Co.. $3.953.72. Bids submitted for lawn and plant- Ing work follow: Stanley F. Nichols Co.. Memphis, $9.974.25: Sanders Bros. Nursery. Paducah, Ky., $11,950: Arthur Murray, Inc., Memphis S15.045. "he bids were opened and read bj Mr. Branson. New York Cotton Dec. . Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Open High Low 1:30 . 2901 2997 21190 2907 . 2X11 2998 2991 2997 . 2087 2993 2987 2993 . 2959 2965 2959 2965 . 2815 2815 2812 2814 Soybeans Open High row Close Dec 228'i 230'i 227\ 228Vi Men 230', 23I 1 ; 230 230-H May 228?. £}9V» 237;i 223Ji

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