The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1949 · Page 1
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VOL.. XLV-/-NQ. 214 Auditors Praise Missco Officials In Annual Audit County Government <£ Operates in 1948 at Cost of $506,51 7.75 All departments of the Mississippi Bounty government were operated nt a lotal cast of S50S.S17.7S during 1J18, according t o a report by audi- wis in the slate comptroller's office, 11 was disclosed yesterday when the audit was filed with Miss Elizabeth fliytlie, county clerk, and other officials here.. The auditors reported that all accounts under the Jurisdiction of County Judge Roland Green and the county court were operated within the current revenues and that each showed a surplus nt thc end of the year. Also reported to be in excellent condition for the year were the accounts of the county treasurer, the tax collector, the emolument and tax accounts, the county and pro- hate clerk, and the circuit and chancery clerk. The auditors" operating statement, which covered thc county general fund, the county road fund and the highway turnback fund showed combined balanced of 530,830.59 at the end of 1048. These funds had a total cash balance at the beginning of the year of S50.S67.61. Total receipts for 1918 were listed at S510.064.61 with $344,019.57 of this total credited to the general fund; 8102,634.45 to the county road fund; and S123.409.59 to the highway turn- back fund. H Road Expenses Total S3I5.818.30 Expenditures from the two county road funds amounted to 5199,365.09 and an additional S11G,553.21 for road work was obtained irom the general fund account under authorization of the county's Quorum Court. Principal Item among the expenditures of the road fund accounts was »135,341.44 for gravel and hauling charges. More than $20,000 was spent for lumber for bridge repairs; $15,192.06 for graders, trucks and other SV:... --—ii THEDOUINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST. «„.„„., „, ^ ^ V '"- / » » O ythevll.. Daily New AHKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSO0IU - Arkansan is Candidate For AM A Designation For High National Honor WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. {If)— Dr T. E. Rhine, of Thornton, Arkan sas' candidate for the title of gen era) practitioner of the year lu (hi United States, will he presented U fellow-Arttansans and various other: at a reception here Monday. Dr. Rhine, 74 and 1910 doctor i the year for Arkansas. Is a man who played an Important part h the career of Ur. John H. st<?cl- man, assistant to President Truman. Steclman lived In Dr. Rhine's home while attending school In Cal- lioun County, Ark. When it came time for Steelmaii to go to college Dr. Rhine helped finance him. It is thc, hope of the Arkansas Medical Society, which is giving the reception Monday afternoon at tho Mayflower Hotel, that the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association will award the national tille to Dr. Rhine on Tuesday. Guests at the reception, in addi- ion to Dr. Rhine, will Include varl ous other distinguished Arkansas and members of the house of dele Jurors Promptly Acquit Planters Only Eight Minutes Required to Reach Verdict in Jonesboro JOKESBORO, Ark., Dec. 1. M>_ It took a federal court jury just eight jnim,te.s to find two.Missouri brothers Innocent of charges that they kidnaped HII Arkansas NCfrro sharecropper. The verdict, returned here late yestprday, freed Frank and Chester Brown of Hermondale, Mo. The government had accused the Browns of abducting Robert Lee Talley. 27. of near Burdettc and of forcing hi,,, to work on their farm in payment of a $26 debt. The defendants contended the Negro volunteered to work for them Prank Brown told the jury thnt last August he hired Talley to help pick cotton and gave the Negro $15 to pay off debts owed In Blytheville road equipment; 'andTlO,470Ss'for n,L, S: ! ld lle also Bave tn <> Negro labor charged to the road funds. f"?"f,' 6™ceries to last until cot-I Expenditures from the general BrownTldT K" P* I"!"" Way ' revenue fund for the operation of and another N*' • ? Ta " Cy the county's various offices amount- zwink dhappearcT taWn'"',^^ ed to »108,886.83. These expenses belong ,, B s w?th them 6 - helr S'^^hSn'^ 1 -^t , 1 5 e , 4 ,}W- M ^«-»" «»»««0,180.32. 'which includes Vans' olj Tajlcy "thSi-'fte'wanted 'lo^'ett'S prisoners m jail In addition to op- repay t he debt or work it ou eratmg both the law enforcement " ' tnd the lax collection divisions of iim office: Mte Elizabeth Blythe county clerk, $11,188.72; Harvej MonLs, circuit and chancerj' clerk »HJ«9.07; Miss Delia Purtle, counts ^'jasurer, $8,637.02; Roland Qreen county Judge, S5.245.62: and Doyle Hontoson, assessor. S8,6M,07. Both Mr. Henderson and Miss Purtle retired from office on January 1 ot this year and were succeeded bj Herbert Shippen as assessor, and Prank Whitworth as treasurer. Salaries of the elective county officers are fixed by law, but the revenue producing offices are required to pay their ow : n way through fees and other emolument.* collected and pay any surplus to the county's general revenue fund at the end of thc year. Fee Offices Self Supporting Each of the revenue producing offices reported surpluses at the end ot 1948. Fees collected by thc sheriff amounted to S41.424.70 with smaller sums reported for each of the other offices. The county treasurer's office during 1D48 handled a total ot S5.718.- 638.07 which included paying out warrants for a total of S2.287.602 issued by various disbursing agencies; apportioned county tax collections of S510.CH0.24 to their proper funds and handled other funds in excess ol S2.COO.OOO. Taxes collected by Sheriff Berry- nian. based on 1947 assessments, ^.M~e allocnted lo the followJng agencies in the vaiiuus amounts: to special improvement riistricts. S392,- 984.06: to treasurers ol incorporated cities and towns in tile county, $56.- 9G4.71; to the county treasurer, S5I9.011.00; and lo the state treasurer, JIOO.7G2.88. The county does not have any bonded indebtedness. The audit was prepared by Odell Moudy, Frank Ward and W. A Goad, members of the staff of L. R. Bcaslcy, state comptroller, who filed the copies with county olli- cia'.s here yesterday. Brown said that on the night of last Aug. 26 he and his brothel t? -r''n' r farm for Arka »sas to talk pU*ed n 5 '' ,?V ro i" < Y, he S!lid ' lhe - v picKed up Keitn Hall. A truck with t»o laborers also went along ISeffro Returns Wilhcut Force Brown said vhen they found ><",/ J! attera Med to find his oos.s to obtain money but was unable to do so. He nuolfrl the M —- -- y ° U " nd saying "I'll go bac work it out." in loading hj s furnlturo on a true-land rode with his belongings to Missouri. Drown said Talley wa-s never touched. y tuai C ^"Sj'i?^ 01 !" 1 "B:-a«-n. s Frank Talley accused the two brothers >f orating him Into unconsciousness and then taking him across the state On their ihe two men wcre Indicted by ]£/"?' F ra 1 rt jury at uttle Roi- last September. Pocf Countries To Decide 'Rank' " i Evenf of War Cotton Expert to Meat With Ginners in County Harry E. Beasley. extension cotton ginning specialist with thc University of Arkansas, was scheduled to arrive in Blythcville lorby lo .... ,„„„ Confer with ginncrs in Mississippi j to President rrui ' imn. S9DO.000.000 t - ,'ounty. "-'rr visit of the specialist was the resiiit of requests by ginncrs. Keith J. Bilbrey. County Agent, said that farmers and ginners who had not arranged appointments with Mr. Benslcy today, could contact him at the County Auctifs of- I'" '".«« court house befoie noon tomorrow. -Tinf-.r?^^^ ,',"L , Prench Naval Ministrj omifimg after a luncheon at the freiich Defense Ministry, rive! ow° slrongest ""lion in th dnm' Europc;vn strategy. The u. S. Allan! P° Kcr °f Ihe 12-country ancp'J ht 5 roui>1 wants that a... fin-ii .. command to have the final say-so on all strategy, ine 12 defense ministers at to oivc thT H- 8f f 8re ex 'P ccte(i to rcs- . - 15 oiiference and approve flip Ti f ratC ? deferLSC P^n linking afrope Canada with Wcst «™ pian «-hon Rnnrm-r,^ O. Cotton P the the , to = ">' th ° Plan antic powers' in us military lead, """^-errn l> "^ i r?s, W arf!e?r t c°t n ^l™'?'-. h ?»-«v«r. it' divW^Ihe entire Atlantic — U .. B UK v uvcrlapDltiir rpff- ional groups. ^"appnig reg- New York Cotton O;>e)> High Lon- 1:30 • 2D34 Sliw; -ynni itcti , r* «1 JJ * ^" T3CC . ^993 3000 2992 2998 ' Mar . 2389 2355 2930 2992) May • 2950 2960 305S 2056 "v • 230o 2<;iO 2305 a Open High Low 1:30 209) 3000 2094 2990 2985 3003 5995 2999 29S2 2007 2991 3994 25S4 SJSf 2P.62 M13 2816 2812 Chiang Resumes China Command In Critical Hour Generafissimo Takes Over as Nationalists Flee from Chungking ll.v Spencer Moosa CHENGTU. china, Dec. i (/!',Chiang Kai-shek was back today m co mmand of Nationalist, china's fight against the Communists. He took over shortly after arriving in this iiciv refugee capital from full. "n Chungking. The confused, travel-weary Na- iionahs! government still was trying to set up shop in its fourth capital this year when the Generalissimo announced he was resuming ileds'""' ° f O ' )er: " iolls attains! (he Chiang made the move. Ills office said m a statement, as head of the Nationalist Emergency Council. Thc stjilement said he had no intention —at the moincntr—of rcsiuning the -.residency he gave up last January But high sources predicted he would do that, too, before long. One of the Generalissimo's first noves was to call in other National- sl leaders to discuss measures for checking the Red tide flooding into Southwestern China. Herts Take Chungking The Communists look chungkine yesterday. The takeover apparently vas swift. The signal that the Reds hjd completely occupied the city of 1,000,000 persons came at 6-30 a->t night. This was a formal a 'i»- louiicement by the Telecommunica- lons Bureau that service to Cbune- kmg was suspended. (Hong Kong newspapers gnvc the picture ol Chungking's transfer to Communist rule. It was in the classic pattern of many a Nationalist cuy. including the former capitals of Nanking and Canton. (The Nationalists pulled out A ocal committee was set up it met he Reds when all Kas clear and welcomed them to the city (In Chungking's case, the pro- ximmunist Hong Kong Press said he committee was made up of four businessmen, including the director if Hie chamber of commerce and he managing director of the Szcch- van Silk Manufacturing Co. It preserved peace and order until thc Reds were ready to enter. Then it greeted them at the banks of the Yangtze.) Confusion Everywhere The Nationalist government W!B! gvO|\lnjj its way into thc business of running what is left of its country. Many key officials weren't around. There was confusion ,u every h.inrf. Already people wcre wonderi'i* how long chcngtii would In.st as 1 the scat of government. One month was an optimistic estimate. In that me, many said, the Reds would have covered the no miles that separate Chengtu from ChtniBkinc (Kong Kong Press reports eald the fast-moving Communist troops of Gen. Liu Po-chcng already were streaking out from Chungking to take Hochwan. 35 miles northwest toward Chengtu. (Another column was reported rushing westward from Chungkine In nn attempt to sever the highway to Chengtn and trap Nationalist stragglers. Many retreating troops rh^ Sai<1 , l ° bc b ° B8cd do «n '" the heavy flow of refugee traffic to- "•fird chengtu. (Some 20,000 men wcre reported In thc Chungking occupation force.) Yufe Decorations Being Erected in Business Section Heralding (he Christmas .season '< the Blytheville Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce, today began putting up lights and greenery in the down-town area The work started at the center , .>, u ,, 1B omcrv ° ,^"™! i treet '..-"^ a -'"P* N Y'centra". Blytheville Postman Earns Res After Spending 25 Years on Job Yoil fflll liitn n l^l „*• „!. You can take a lot of steps in eight hours, and in as years and eiBh months you can take a who e lot more, if yol , rtol ,. t te)j chit-chat with Jack- Wilson, city to Is the second be retired at is a and le at postal employe Blytheville. If your Christmas package 'y or so late this year, it te due to the fact that fa body ls Hiving mind 1411 West Main'street " S ""' „„„''• Wilson started delivering AP 1° ,»S' hi i V " lie cillz ™ s ™ c er-,1 , ' ^ Ut for (he (i r«t Jn,l « mrs ° f llis 5Crl ' l <"'« 'or bloel fa "","" y !llltl everyone In the oiou, _ for blocks ai)(| blocks _ ic was on the parcel nosl trilrfc Even before he started being one of the pouch totcrs who had bet""? >« on tune or be K iared at (» Mr. Wilson de- Tinkering with mechanical he CS sn'id "?', j i lsl a hol>b 5'. '"'I ne sa d yesterday that he vas andI- " be - i " 6 lnicy Ior »«'lillc, nnics now. nicch- After educating two boys (his youngest b in vanderbllt now, a d ui, ,,' 5 °," is a CMI e »e"'"r """ lhc « p ater company at W(ti c 15 (o 2 b t , ' Rock) and walking fro;, blocks a day with nothUii! bi walk chatter for company f hours a day „ man deserves a "rest Poor health kept Mr. Wilson away from his job for several weeks before he retired, and he said today mat lie would possibly have to IcavV. Blytheville because of his health Wherever he B oes. It's a safe bet he won't walk. Eisenhower Defines Security Which Made US a Great Nation ~ .-. s being ptaccd on person" smi The coluinbia unhe-, Army Begins Discharge of 30,000 Men .j^'ASHINGTON. Dec. 1. ,AP) - ?es toiiny. " ' ns " K d'*'It annoimced yesterday that 3D,- ^ TX i fR , <>e ? m rceriilU-ri under [I last night'that too much emphasis ' at the expense of Individual lltertj '+ "As we face our problems tctiay and consider their nature." he said proVemsTn '"" sevcrlty ot l ' h()s « pr'toS^HvS^Sr j^^ 0 ^" 11 recognize the degree we ton who wants to play thV'nf" nnshly with our money" Addressing 1,100 members and S» ests _ 0 f the St. Andrew's Society nnni eW h S ' nle "' '^ 183rd n " mini banquet, Elsenhower com •nented on the characledstfc IhrTf 1. Take a release after 12 montlis' duty and enter thc reserve 2. Compile 2J montlis of active acmce before entering the reserve. J. Stay m service for a total of 33 months, after which they need not- Join the reserve. t. Accept, a discharge "for the convenience of the government," and jhcn enlist for „ full te , Regular Arjny. The program nffecU 24.000 draftees am] another 0,000 men who enlisted lor 21 months under thc la« act. First to be released will be those who were drafted or volunteered in November. 1948 Men called in December, I94g anti j amm ry, 1919 will be releii.ied upon completion of 12 months service. Some 400 ROTC officers called to active duty for 21 months under the act also will be released upon 12 months' active service. Thod he said: '• " "We seek nn Illusory thine ca t],, d security. I wonder how many Scot, mn>i KnH ti-.~ i - I.L.I..J OLUU»- ;lr . ow many Scot men had the word 'seclirltyMn he " New York Stocks --•"--r -i-itiL. <i .iil til Jill/ of lighting decoration has been displayed for the past .several weeks The string of lights shown 'had sreenei-y added and the decoration was proceeding from that point. The Arkansas ML-souri Power Company Ls assisting thc merchants with the decorating. The lights, cn- ,wi;icd with greenery, are to be strung across thc street, and frequent interval; from Fifth Street on Main, east to Lilly street, and additional lights will bc hung in the West End district. Tiie Merchants Division Is provid- "g the decorations, working out plans for a parade to be climaxed I with free candy for children on December 9. and cooperating with a home-lighting contest to lie sponsored by the Garden Club, as part ->f a Christmas promotion project. 1:30 p.m. Quotations- AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ...... Chrysler ..... ...... Gen Electric .. '...'.'.'.'.' Gen Motors " Moiltgnmcry Ward N Y Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of ' Texas Corp •' O Penney U S steel ...... Scar.s Southern Pacific 'N J 147 1-8 73 1-2 28 7-8 29 3-4 BO 3-4 40 60 7-8 52 7-8 10 27 1-4 22 3-8 22 3-8 12 3-8 16 3-8 24 1-4 67 1-2 62 53 1-2 24 5-8 42 5-8 Speaking of the many while ^flhe^rirhes^""-"' 1 £^1^ ^ ~ s^^rsns^ r every other iv " • j " i "-"uj< ti fe™f' sb?liC '' ' 1C rt!!clnrc<i ' w»s Jcf- Eiscnhower contlcmnc.T'any Wea of security "in the sense that we "™*,, ln s| ol''ful Indolence and PCAGroupMeef To Elect Officers AndHearSenafor Missco Association Secretary Reports On Loans for 1949 The Planters Production Cred Association at Qscoola has mm! loans amounting to $2,250.000 thl tr<™' 1 '' 0y ' 1 G<ldlcy ' ^cietary U "mmti',e^i i ;r i "™''"' lll ^ C ' i ' Mr- Codley's report was mildc a i business session immedlolely ioi ovvins a luncheon at the Misstoip Pi County Library building, attend «1 by about. lr, 0 . An address rclaliv 10 limn k'sishuio.i by United State Senator W. j. F.ubrighl was to ell max the meeting. Also included In (he mcetim 'Hernia was to bc a review of Mis ilssippi County's iiKi-lcultunil pro iram by I), v. Muloch, county ngciv for South Mississippi County, ant i brief tulk by W. s. Brock of at Lo»Ls. president of the association 'he $2.225.000 in loans made bv he association this year, or wliicl 00 per cent collection Is antlcipat- *fl, minted an incrca.su of $750000 iver loans made lust year, Mr aort- ey said. Pointing to the unusual collcclioi ccord of thc organization since 1U slabhsh.ncnt in 103-1, the sccretnrj mimed out that of the S10 900 000 oancd, only $l.o.!8 had been iasl' Along with Die luncheon an< peaking program, both to be con- hlded at the library, the clectloi f a directors was scheduled E. D. Childx of Joiner has com- lelcd a three-year lerni. The board f directors Is headed by President 2- S. [.niicy; Vice-Presidcnt Noble I of Ucll; R. C. rirynn of Osceola- Chi ' !nK "" Of BWiuvfllc nnd Mr The director elected will serve 11 hree-year term. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS -w m 6 C " ' " mlri <«." >'e snid. We will noi u vo as u , n.nrT'V' 1 ' 0 alrnt * " s ~t^ o"« thing the Scot has never accepted " he said nt another point cccptcd ' The English-speaking peoples, he declared, "have a sense of value that places above all the freedom of the individual, the dignity of ^r hn r,r.t bee ' llg ' "^ ^ """^ Field Marshal Viscount, Mnnt- Eomcry. one ot Gen. Eisenhower's wart-me associates, was Riven an ovation when he appeared at thc Truman Aware P/ Lewis' Plan Early in Week "y Krnost n. Vaccaro ' KEY WEST, Ha., Deo. 1. (AP) - ohn L. Lewfs, dccLslon to reinstate ic three-day work-week In the im- o« s coal mines was received by resident Truman today calmly and ilhoul surprise. The Prosldcnt. It developed, knew I along th.it the Ulslica M|m , Workers would not allow a fnll- nle strike to continue IndofmJic- , and force him to invoke emcr- •ncy provisions of the Tafl-liurt- ley net. A I. the same time, there was no official comment from the Presidents vacation retreat at this Naval .submarine base. Thnt Mr. Truman had anllcipnl- cd Lewis would'ordcr tho miners back to the pll.s Monday w:,s indicated earlier In the day by the calmness with which Presidential Press Secretary cjlinrlcs O. Hoss {ailed with reporters about the rm- llon-wlde walkout which .started at ~" 0 :?L Sairi al ""= ll ''lc that Mr. Back to Work Order Sent to Coal Miners Lewis Re-instates Three-Day Work Week Effective Monday •mi Jly Harold \y. Ward Dec. 1. Banker Resigns From State Office Strike at Stockyards Continues Unabated ,»n'l s "£, STl L ° U I S - I". Dec. 1. (API-There was still no agreement i«day In a dispute that has closed the National Stockyards here An observer who has been «-atchln E legotations between management i the striking livestock handlers nnon said, however, "they don't seem to be too far apart." When reporters prc.swd him as lo when the President might regard the strike as sufficiently prolonged lo require Jils intervention. Ross would only say: "It U not nn emergency today nor will It he tomorrow." Later, it was esl.abli.shed that resident Truman knew last night that thc UMW chief would call off the strike. He learned It from Presidential Assistant John R. stcelman who has been working throng), Cyrus t-n IV. federal mridln'.ion director the crfsls."' f ° r ""* * ™ lMm to !i New Appeal Is Made for Toys rt For Underprivileged Children Weothei Arkansas forecast: Partly clnudy. varmer this afternoon. Slightly varmer tonight. Friday fair and oolcr. Missouri forecast: Partly cloiidy nd cooler this afternoon, clearing "d colder tonight: Friday fair "Bluly warmer northwest portion is repairing used and broken toys iPJ.u 1110 ani "ia] UnderprivllcEed Children's Christmas Party. s ||d yesterday that the collection of oy s lo be used as gifts at the party this month has been disappoint;„,? . a l?' )calcd 'o Blylhevllle rents t o check again their child- sfw' rtSlOCk °' pl ^ thl "8.s tor possible donations for this event. Mr. Robinson is chairman of the Kiwanis club committee which »i» Jointly sponsor the Christmas Minimum this mornliijr—35 Maximum yesterday—68 Sunset today—4:50. Sunrise tomorrow—6--S3 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 oday—none. Total since Jan. 1—5064 2.183 , Mea ", t <: m P«ratiire (midway bc- Mifil W?h and '"W1515 ^ormal mean for Novembcr-S0.2. a m wS h" .. sre - s(arli "B "'rom scratch this year In their search for toys to be given thc under- Pnvllcecd children. This year there s " . no carry-over" of toys from J ) . rcvlous .>-"'-s Party as there hue i,.»_ , — '. J 1 -" 1 » twty as mere has been i n the past, JimrnSe Sand- of Jaycee hairma, lcfl in which to colect toys tor tnc Party," Mr. Robinson said " and ^ would like to get a sufficient amount collected so that repair work can begin as soon as possible " Mr. Robinson snid a second aitfe-lo-house of the residential sccUons of Blythevlllc will be made Friday afternoon and urged that all parcnus be expecting the solicitors. « arcnts who will no', bc at home Friday aflernoon may leave the donations on porches, in p] a | n vlDvl of the street, and the workers will pick them up," he said. s having toys or other it.i , g '^ to donrltc mav m «l<e their donations by calling E u Kord or some other Klwanla'n or bringing them by the Trades and industries Building of Blythevlllc High School between the hours of 6 p.m., Mr, Robinson Oscar Chapman Is Sworn in as Cabinef Member WASHINGTON. r> cc . i~<,v,_ °s !C iTcrcta Cha '"" a " '•' as sw °"> I" ncllrlllf! Secretary J. A". fCap) tlcc Vni.T" Uri h '"' l ° C1 ' IC ' JtK ~ Krug cuss ihe said'""' i bee'rt's ^ ' hls >T " r '' s "' lrty h3s not who hns dcclincct to dls- ! reasons for his abrupt -mj again declined com- mi.ni. Me U)] t i reporters he hones to get 'on the road" U«lay on a vacation of two or three mouths. He said hc will RO to Sea Island on., and then to Arizona and California for a lone rest. 'Hie swearing In ceremony was witnessed by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan. who like chapman Is from Colorado, other cabinet members and many Senators and reji- rei-ciitntivc!!. Chajwnat) called for an approach j national problems "in thc spirit of crusading for all the people not against any group or against try." ' H .1. l)c:m C.I'm.E ROCK, Dec. 1 (AP) _ designation of Arkansas Dank Com- ilssloncr S. J. Dcnn, Forrest City 'as announced today by Governor IcMath. The re.ilgnallon Is effective Dec. The governor appointed Ed I HelClnlcy, jr., Little Rock attorney' o replace Dean. ; . Dciin, president of the Merchants id Planters Uank In Forrest City old thc governor he wished to rc- irii lo private business, fie snid utlc.s of the hank commissioner's oat prevented him from carrying i his personal activities. He was appointed lo the posl hen MeMnth took office last year, Diners Welcome -ewiV Order to Go Bock Into Pits I'lTTSBUKCiH, Hec. l--(fl'i_ ihn i,. fowls' hack to work onlers r his stnkljlH united m |, lc V ork- s today drew quick cheers from s Hard pressed diggers Lewis' order, backed up by his ra-iruiii policy committee, rcin- •.-•> «l (he three-Hay work week n hard nnd .sort cra] mlncs ac tho country starting Monday ri», ) g ° 0tl ncws '" Declared UMW llcprcscnlallvo Dcnnl, n ar . P"C "wl^ 1? 'n'c^I'lo^U I' edict, ' Lcwls -Oic men win he g i n ,i [o hear H. out WOT*' 100 " Of .' t Chrlstlna5 wl'li- our ,ncn." ^ J I'-rank Harper. Jr., 34. of Library, Pa-, declared: I'll sure be glad to get back to work-especially with Christmas coming, fin not m . irr[c< | but a , s been rout!li on families with children, i kr.ow they'll be glad to get hack to work." Lewis' order came less than II hours after the diggers quit the Pits. Actually they lose only two work f ;,,y s _ today nnd Prl( , _ since Saturday Is a optional work day at time null one half rales rhc mines arc Idle Sunday Today's shutdown was complete. Ileporls from coal-producing states indicated only scattered non-union •strip (siiracci mines and IBOOO progressive mine workers In Illinois were at work. Blythcville 'Y' Members To Elect Seven Directors Ballots for the Bljthcville "Yv election of directors wcre put In thc mall yiwtcrday. arid according to .1. P. Carroll, director, are due to *ie returned to thc "Y" rooms , Jlty Hall by next Wednesday. The results will bc announced on the following day, after tabulation us completed. The election this year Ls for six directors [or a three-year termi and one lo (ill n vacancy on Ihe board. .eK'is told 60.000 hard coal mlneri "s well as the bituminous diggers lo return to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, start- Hig next Monday until contracts are- signed with Individual coal companies. His nnnottiicemenc meant that the strike which began at midnight was partially called off less than n hours inter although the soft coal miners won't actually return to work until Monday. And it meant that Lewis was iwaiKloHlnif his drive for natlon- •vlde contracts In favor of agreements with Individual companies And it meant that the men who •IB the coal will work part U me nl least, during the Chrlstnm., sea-' ,°": S°m° grumbling had been re- liortcrt from (he ranks at the pros- Anthracite miners, mostly | n Eastern Pennsylvania, have been back „,, work slnc( . mI[1 . Scmembc 7 SofL coal miners have worked only three weeks since Sept. 19. 7 Today's bnck-to-work order wai ssued at n thrice-postponed mcet- '"B of the united Mh, e Workers' The"ac C ? P " llCy Con "" lltcc - rtentlal p r «" ^cUr^CbarlM <•• H«« Si ,|d !lt Kc> west. Fla., I'.' rCSl ') C1 " Tr " ra:ln would „„ 'I—Effective Monday. December «.ul continuing thereafter ,mw rurlher notice all mine workers win work only the first three days o cacli week: namely, Monday, Tties- ' " V n?p ncl Wc ' l " cs<la y-. Only the Irre- iible minimum O r maintenance work will be permitted on Thurs! day, Friday and Saturday This an *"?* to all bituminous coal mines h-ncue 'mines wHl!" fhe" J.lr'lsdT" Ion of Dlslrlcls J. 7. 0 and 28 " °" ^-rhe cxeuutivc officers and lie representatives are authorized make wage contracts with any all Individual coal companies Vhc i such contracts are negotiated' 1 .° u "rco-d., week operating ,h n 'l uiion becomes non-effective •3—The president of the 'inter, latlonal union and his official as- oclalos are hereby Instructed to rtmnilster effectively this policy iid arc given discretionary nuthor- -y to meet any requirement of rlnclp.il or detail necessitated in he execution thereof." ' 'y'rommi 11 '" rcjx "' tcs '" thc »e s",":' U1C rcsol »«on"dis n tHbute a d d and there will bo no amplification " i nV. C * , . at '"""Honed the possibility of InvoWnjf a Ihree-dny work yeek at the UMW convention * i?o un "?,?', H ?, sa ! d thcn lh »t cm- nd If there Is threr- wc',1 all work Uu ee Pourteen n.nne.s were submltfed as nominees for thc seven director posts, and the 6« members of the •Y" will have the final action on thc selection. of business or itulus- Soybeons Dec Mch May July Open High Ix;w 220'Si 231'J 220'i 231'.'i 233!i 231 22T, -?30'; a^B 1 ; 225U 227 226'., Close 21] 2.12 "4 MO 226'.a Grand Champion Steer Brings $77.50 a Pound flitr* A j"->*"» T* _ . . CHICAOO, Dec. 1 _«•>_ The , . __ e xrund champion steer of the International Livestock Exposition vas sold for $13,800 at a record high price today-^uso a pound The steer. Judge Roy Bean, a champion junior yearling -Here ford, was shown by the Pecos Coun>'• T <™>>. <-H Club. It weighed 1200 pounds for sale. dnys n-ork, dnys." Action Is ,t Compromise "we are going to 5 i a u dcle±cs' e Jth C ," er -" hc told 3 ' OM ucRgalcs to that convention In Cincinnati. Lasl July ,, t .ew,s scrapped hi., no-contract, no-work" policv bv muting the three-day week into op"ration and extended the old agrce- „ °." Sc Ptcmbcr 19 the miners Miked out saying they were start- Ing a "no-day work week" Le W |. authorized anthracite miners chiefly In Eastern Pennsylvania, and soil coal miners west of the Mis- 380,000 other soft coal miners slaye'd on strike until Lewis and his policy committee called a truce Novem- Levi-ls' strategy is In the form of i compromise because it keeps the coal miners nt work before Christmas, reducing the threat of .1 revolt among the coal diggers who have been reported In sevenl states to be grumbling about meager earn- lni;f this year. U'Wls also staved off government intervention, which ho has professed to dislike, bccatisr as long as the mines can produce coal for three days each week t!:e chance of crc- iu:n? an emergency Li remote. Firemen Receiye Sight Calls Within 48 Hours T-.VO fire alarms were answered thl, morning . lnd four yesterday afternoon by BIythcville's volunteer firemen, brmgln* to e! B ht the total alarms answered in the past two days. All but three of these alarms wcre to Brass fires. Two culls wcre angered yesterday (o the Barksdalc Mannrncturlng Company on South iJroadway street to extinguish a burning snwdust pile and an alarm was answered this morning to 101 Ea.,1 nose where an oil heafcr became overheated. No damage ro- sulted.

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