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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - l 'HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPKR OK MOB.THKABT *L>^. „,„.., . * * *W/ YOL. XLY—NO. 23 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald Hails 2-1 Victory over Communist Front Ry J. Edward Murray United Prew Staff Correspondent ROME, April 30. (U.P.)—I'remler Alclde de Gasperi Jsald flally today llial CommunlsU, beaten (wo-to-one In national elections, will not be Included In the new Italian fovernment. ROME, April 20. (U.P.)—Premier Alcide de Gasperi hailed his crushing 2-to-1 victory oyer the Communists today as an "absolute majority" and indicated clearly he would continue to !>«•• Communists and left-wing Socialists from the new Italian government. "I was certain we would have a relative majority- but I jyoiild never have dreamed we could have had this absolute •Majority," De Gasperi said at noon after consulting with Interior Minister Mario Scelba on the latest official election * ret urns. Contempt Fines Irk Coal Miners Lewis' Conviction Followed by New Refusal to Work These results gave De GaspciT-, anti-Communist coalition a better than 2-to-l majority over the Com muniit front in the Senate election as official counting passed the halt K'«y mark. The anti-Communist coalition I" NEWSPAPER QK NORTHEAST AKXAMM* AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI RLYTHRVIU.B, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, APRIL 2Q, 1948 mjm _ — ——— ~ wing,, JJT» UEHT» Lewis and MinersFined $1,420,OOO Wreckage of Plane in Which Two Died lied first. PITTSBURGH, April 20. (UP)— Communisl Leader Falmlro Tog- Thousands of angry miners in 12 Haul's Communist front began to slates struck again today In pro- I crumble under the impact of De test against John L. Lewis' convlc- Gaspcri's victory. The Communists lion for contempt of court """" J ' ' " . Officials of the United - . . continued to maintain the fiction of Mine a leftist election victory, but their Workers said their members were ; allies, the leftwing Socialists, con- "fi^hting mad" and might prolong , ceded defeat. the walkout indefinitely if their chief is sent, to jail. In Illinois, where there are 24.682 WMTJ members, one district Election results "must be considered a victory for.de Gasper!" Eaid the leftwing Socialist newspaper, Acanti. union official said "it will be a mir- With three-fourths of the Senate acle if any of the miners show up, I votes counted—31.709 precincts out There won't be any use for tele- \ °< 41,468—de Gnsperi's Christian .terns ordering the men back to j Democrat Party held a million-vote ..rk. They'll go out and stay out If I lead over all other parties come sentence sticks." J bined. Reds Kun Poor Second Togliatti's Communist front ran poor second. Third was the Inde- Steel and auto manufacturing: Industries whose coal reserves were exhausted by the miners' pension .strike, faced ' pendent (rlghtwingi Socialists whiie [the National Bloc "came fom- . The it, a -iunkly almost immediate cuis in produe- .: llon - . ' i Italian Social Movem -•. Only a pout three-fourths of the > Fascist party follow' • : 400,000 miners went back to work 1 ideology, ran fifth a'j ••• fast week to end the 'strike, that j the major parties dcs, ie began March ,15. It was that strike^shgwjpg ju thii*pkic»;-' 5 . ;• •. which led ~ " ..... - ••*^ <;^Ut-iti[J-. Night Peacetime Draff Hit by Socialist Norman Thomas Sec* World Arms Race, Refusals to Serve WASHINGTON. April 20. (UP) — Norman Thomas predicted today that many conscientious Americans if drafted in peacetime, wilL refuse to serve. The many-time Socialist candidate for president said he docs not endorse this course. But he opposed the draft, saying it is "UnAmer- Mussolinl's lo'vJa" 11 '"" '"^ " Ot l ° ^^ but ' Mriv °' a civ 'l'disobedience campaign ""y proposed by a Negro leader yestei- cay, Thomas asserted: - "I.rion't endorse that. But I don't think it will tie limited to ob- Cosfcr Rican President Surrenders SAN JOSE. C. R., Apll 20 (UP)_1 President Teodoro Plcudo resigned today and announced that the unconditional surrender of his military forces to those of Gen. Jose Figueres, leader of an uprising House Armed Services Committee. went back to work last week. Other work at mines in Alabama Pennsylvania. Strike sentiment was reported ! Republicans .strongest in Illinois where only five National Bloc mines worked last night and in Italian Sociil The seriousness of the situation was indicated by production hearts ..of li.S. Steel who met at Pitts• tiurfh late yesterday to revise "operating schedules. The American Iron and Steel Institute reported that steel mill operations fell to 71 per cent of nor- i nial last week. Tne operating rate had been expected to rise to 80 per cent this week with the resumption of coal digging. The largest of the auto manufacturer?, General Motors Corporation, announced previously plans to lay off 200,000 workers in assembly plants this Friday because of lack of steel. Fritz Kuhn Sentenced By Munich Tribunal MUNICH, April 20. (UP)—FrlU Kuhn, former fuehrer of the German-American bund in the United Elates, was sentenced In absentia to 10 years at hard labor by a de- Nn^ificatfon court, today. Kuhn, who walked out new governmerirt 1 ' program in official document. It promised that social guranlces would be respected, labor laws would be expanded to include' the right tc strike, social security would be bulwarked, and adequate' food would be provided for workers. The published document also pro- L miscd to speed a land distribution J program, assure the continuance of the "democratic system," 1 guarantee freedom of thought and speech and liberty of political actio and Christian Democrats, 2.313 8 D6 19'throng'?"!,'* 'V° ns ' derins »' Rl.htw.ng Socia.ists « 3 , MO ^n^t^et^in^ ,^ ^OJr^ane^^S 0 ^' 0 " 1 ' 1 '™™ 12 "' 8 "' 6 I Sees Arms Race Tnomas said adoption o ; selective neiviuc would stimulate a world-wide arms race which would make war within a decade or <o ^virtually inevitable." He said ths would have to against the government, would be effected within 24 hours. Flcado prepared to leave the county as soon as possible. Me. turned over his power to a provlslcunl government headed by Santos Herrera, 74. third vice Herrcra will ,.*>rve as until May 8, bo, n nlch A government was Kaftojjp--, up and funcUanjine.'^T', Father TT|^ij«iiiji'-r-|' n repre . sentlve ql FttvM*> Ju negotiation. «r. outlined thi to end the ,i Communist front De Gaspcri's statement on his "absolute majority" appeared to kill effectively any Communist hopes of winning representation in the post- election government' that will administer American aid under the European Recovery Program. De Gasperi frauds Voters "This absolute majority is just what the others (Communists) thought they could win." he said. "This has bsen proof of the politi- Ser ITALIANS on Page 12 Italian Aircraft Scout Strength of Leftist Partisans MILAN. April 20. (U.P.)—Italian lighter planes were sent today to scout the slrength of lefiist partisans repiitcdly gathering south of the Po River. Reports reaching the Italian in T- . T , .-of the lary command here said the nirti- Dachau internment camp last Feb. .sans were forming in the Pavia and 3. wa.s tried in absentia by (he Munich denazification tribunal The court ordered the confiscation of all his property above 3.000 marks (nominally $300) in value. While awaiting trial Kuhn 52 disappeared from the Dachau Camp wilh little apparent trouble. By all si3115. concern over his escape was at a minimum among both the Germans and the American Occupation authorities. CAA Inspector Reports on Plane Crash Land Prices Hit Peak of 70 Bust Farm Acreage Values Exceed 1920 Mark After Rise in 1947 WASHINGTON, April 30. (Up)_ Average farm land prices have climbed to the point at which the land boom "busted' 'after World Ine Bureau of Agricultural Economics reported today that the value of U.S. farm real estate equaled the 1S20 peak on March 1. yM, after rising seven per cent during .the preceding It months. It said this "peak" Is no per cent of the 1812-14 national average and 20S per cenl pf the 19J5-3iTnational -.^rtiri> Farm land values in 32 states were reported above their respective ^1920 peaks. Land values declined during the last 12 month.'! in only three states —Florida, California and Louisiana. But In all three states values still are far above the 1920 peaks. The bureau said low citrus prices hud depressed Florida and California land values during the year. But there were "further sharp increases in the wliem and range- livestock "areas," the bureau said. During the year ending Mnrch 1, land values increased 20 per cent In North Dakota, 18 per cent In South Dakoti and 17 per cent In Nebraska. But South Dakota vnlues still are only 50 per cent as high an ihelr 1920 penk. North Dakota land >alues are at 16 per cent and Nebraska at 10 per cent, respectively, of their 1920 peaks. U.S. Favors Use 'Heavy Penalties Follow Refusal To Call Off Strike n' Rep. i Tlle Civic Aeronautics Adminls- year to keep in the I tratlon has plnccd the blame for the •air crash near Armorcll Sunday which caused the death of Bert cw-ey Short, R . Mo .said Soybeans 9 (Prices f. o. h. Chicago) open high low 1:30 May 403 -408 400'i 4<Hb July Sni 397 391 395b New York Stocks -Pincenza regions, where two of four attacks against government arsenals ' since Saturday flight have occurred".' Rumors were current that the Communists planned a violent attempt to lake over the government soon, and it was pointed out that lhe strongly leftisl Milan industrial region would be a logical starting Econimic Coope; point for such action. None of the attacks of arsenals today Russia neither wants nor .o able to fight the United States now and that a. tiraft is r.ol justified Shori, second-ranking Republican on the House Armed Services committee, conceded that his view K in the minority and that a draft bill will bo okayed promptly bv the committee and later by Congress. Stiort, said the administration has pictured a world emergency — In which this country would be a 'world policeman"—to divert attention from its troubles at home. "Tho emergency is largely a personal, political emergency of President Truman," Short SRsertcd. He outlined his position to a reporter as the committee heard additional witnesses in opposition to the 19-through-25 draft bill. Hoffman Appeals For More Funds To Aid Europeans WASHINGTON. April 20. <UP)_ Clay Ross Jr.. of Blythevllle and ii;., cousin Paul W. ROSS of Memphis, on pilot error and rules, Oranvllle violation of CAA Moore of Little Jaycees Plan Selection of Beauty Queen The Junior chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last night nock, regional director for the CAA announced today. ', tor Pau o. -PPropriations Administra- man told the House Committee today Of Soldiers in Holy Land Areas UN H«ars Proposals Thaf Other Nations Mutt Lend Troops LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., April 50 (UP)—The United stales told the United Nalloiu today It would provide American troops Ui Impose a trusteeship government on Palestine provided sclecled other countries of the UN also contribute some lorce.s. American dclegalc Warren Austin announced In the political and Security Committee of the General Assembly that the United States was ready lo send troops lo tha Holy Land "lint It is not prepared to act alone In this matter." Austin disclosed Hint, so far, American attempts lo bring other countries Into an agreement for policing Palestine have •'produced no tangible results." The American spokesman emphasized that unless future negotiations bring commitments of troops an.1 supplies from other UN countries Ihe Unltert States will not fcei bound to send any fighting forces into Palestine to back up a trusteeship or any other government the UN sett up for Palestine. Auatln did nut tell ilelegalv* of (he other 51 United Nation* whul eounlrin the United St'alM wanti to participate In »n International army lo enforce a Irun- leeshlp. It was reported by rr- llable circle., howevrr, the American official* plan lo exclude Kus»l» from any such arrangement. Austin warned the people of Palestine, how engaged in fierce fighting, that the final settlement can come only through Arab-Jewish agreement. ; He laid before the assembly committee "suggested" American draft for a trusteeship over Palestine It would make the UN the ruler ol the Holy Land through a governor general and would provide that selected UN countries send troops there to keep order If neo-' cssai-y. - •. • Framework of this plan "already had been made public by the American delegation and, up u the lime ol Austin's speech today, had won no support from any UN country. Jew« Take Arab Village JERUSALEM, April 20. (UP) — The, Jowls]', militia Hngnnnh reported today that It had captured the Arnb village of Beth Surlt|, nine miles from Jerusalem on ths highway to Tel Aviv making the eighth strong point seized by the Jewa along' this lifeline. Haganah headquarters in Tel Aviv reported that In taking Beth Sunq the Jews destroyed all houses which had been used ns posts tor sniping against Jewish traffic. After the village was taken another convoy, the firth In two weeks, carried food Into Jerusalem. It included urtlcavened bread for the Passover. The convoy of 270 vehicles reached JerusRltai after fighting Us way through Dnb El Wad, the "Death Valley" of Ihe convoy ronle West Two Jews were of Arabs from of Jerusalem. wounded. A mnss exodus Jaffa began after rumors circulated that Haganah would rctallar« against that city for Arab attacks on Jewish quarters in Jerusalem. Big units of the Arab legion moved into the Alemain camp an the outskirts ol Jerusalem. Thev were rer.orlcd to be taking over from withdrawing British forces. have been successful, but it was as- tnc S5.300.000.000 authorized for the £ Blylhevillo, sumed they had a dual purpose noli flrsl >' cai of the European recovery J i,,' {L^"Vonly to sects to obtain more arms l»<wa m may not be enough ' Elmnood C '" -' .o cut! Hoffman and acting Secretary of I *" ' " '<*. ?'? te * obcrl A - Love 't appeared w 2 P. M. QUOTATIONS Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Beth Steel Chrysler . Coca Cola Gen Electric ..... Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tut Harvester ., North Am Aviation .. Radio Socony Vacuum ..... Studebakcr . Standard of N J Tcx«s Corp Packard for leftist forces, but also t, down the government's suppli Series of Floods Hit Mid-Western States By United Prrss j A series of floods struck In the i Midwest today as five streams went out of their banks in North Da] kola one! the big Ohio River crest pilot attempted low altitudi The report failed (o list any reasons why it Is believed that Bert Ross was the pilot of the ill-fated airplane. Mrs. Elvln Johnson, who lives near the accident scene and was an eye witness U> the crash, told a reporter yesterday that she believed Paul Ross, owner of" the ship, was the pilot. Double military funeral services for the two victims will be condtict- J; d »t 2 P. m. tomorrow In the First Ihe Rev. D B. .. Ida, Ark., formerly assisted by the Rev. pastor. Burial will be Cemetery. , . i r.. . —" ~" •—'•';> i.'kansas.' . steep turn at a State winners over the nation meet In Atlantic city this Summer, when "Miss America of I9«" wiii be Ch " rch f, Blylhcv picked. The board last night also approved blueprints and plans for the Jaycce clubhouse Lo be constructed this year on North Second Street. Representatives of the Blytheville Junior Chamber will attend elec- tiorw of Jaycee officers at Osceola tonight and Paragould tomorrow night, It wa.s announced. Bcrl 58 33 w i"i • m<K ' ccf majestically through i™ i J dlana nnd Kentucky territory. In.l 1-^ -™ 35 1-2 56 1-8 In- i. IS 7-8 The weary army of volunteers and soldiers «'ho won the bailie to save Newport, K.V., from Inundation today began the task of pumping out b ;'«')ieiit.s and flushing mud from he men. ••' " "i"><™cm.s and flushing inu M i-J i streets flooded by seepage II ,i i"? wonie » *nd children could n 10 3-8 out. :ould not keep Illinois Governor to Be GOP Convention Keynoter PHILADELPHIA, April 20 (UP) j „. , Jr - Is survived by his ~ Gov - Dwlght H. Green of Illinois . , ,. --. 1 -ppcared wltc ' Mrs - J °y Adams Ross; his i w111 deliver the keynote address «t J cfo ™ 'he committee in support of Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ross j lhe Republican national conven- one S | ster Mnry Jo R 0 ( tton here |n June and House Sp«ak- .„..,„„. .... ... . .. „ Josenh w MBlit|1 Jr ^ probably wil Ibe lhe party's pcrma- t1A«t -l*'-lm**n irman. was selecled unanimously convention's temporary chairman by the 32-member Con- an appropriation. Sr.: Hc S » I( LS5,300,000.000 Is "a lot "of : B| 5' 1 ,, _ - ,« t „. . . . and one brother. PFC money. But he went on: i Neal ROS.S, with the Army in Sacra- I am speaking with utter sincer- i niento. Calif. • ity when I say to you that my great I Pal11 Ross Is survived by hii nar- fear I,, that even with the' most I «"!* Mr and Mrs. Paul R. R<x« of --•"ful planning and the most rig- [ Memphis, and two brothers. orous supervision of Sel ' his amount may pro expenditures, ' Irish Ross with the Army In An ' ve Insufficient ,' Rusla, Oa., and Sgt, Jack Ross with >ss with Ross will he Bill .o accomplish the degree of recov- i the Army In Bangor -i"y we seek." Pallbearers for Bert »w. Hoffman said his goal Is to In- Elbert Alley, Dyer Gamer" „,., crease production In all of the • Kcmper, Rex Hughes, Russell G«nations covered by the atd program., kin, Irs Walker and Olenn Johnson . . i n11 of Blytheville, and Harry Spon- New York Co»on! rt lU£;*"- 20 1-4 ine Ohio was expected to crc,s* this morning at nearly 70 feet near 11 Mav 80 3-8 New Albany 59 7-8 Tnd., where about 125 < o-»lbceu sheltered in Jeffersonvllle, have July Oct. Dec. Mar. open hizh low , 5835 M« 3188 . 3735 3765 3116 . 3370 337« 33« . 3202 3300 3270 . 3276 321« J3J2 . -jr Paul Rosa are I John Hatcher and Chester Haynie 1:30 bolh of Madlsonvllle, Kk , Bill Pruitt 3533 ' of Memphis, Lovid 17S8 "^mlfVi 3371 gl|, all 3293 ' Cobh nent Green the Malaria Control Spraying Busy in Missco About 2,000 homes In Mississippi County have been sprayed with DDT, during the three weeks In which crews under the supervision of the Malaria Control office have been in operation. Last year more than 10,000 home* were sprnycd, and W. O. Stinnett supervisor of the Mississippi County Malaria control Association, reports that reception is much belter this year, and It is hoped that more homes may be reached this year. until lhe lacted have been WASHINGTON, April 20. (U.P.)—John ™on*n 2 °r'° 00 l0(llHy 'J ndfllis Unite<1 M '" 400,000 for contempt of court FcderKl Judge T Alan Goldsborough imi>oscd the fines vactly the amounts *•''« government had r in ex Edwards Seeks Legislative Post Blyth.v.lU Merchant, Jaycee, Announces For Representative Jimmle Edwards, Blytlievllle bus- Incsunan, today formally amioun~- ed his candidacy In Ihis Summer's Democratic primary for the office of stale representative Irom M.'i- slssippi County. • He- said he la aeeklng the post now held by Miss Alene Word ef Osceola. Mr. , Junior Chamber 'o wards, mcsldent, of the 'or Commerce,' was born anii reared In Blytheville. He w the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A Edwards, pioneer residents of Bly- Dievllle. A graduate of Blytheville High School, Mr. Edwards attend- government had recommended. * Ooldsl»rough said that If he used his o-xn judgment he "would Impose a prison scnlcnce" on Lewi-. But he said he felt it necessary to go along with the government'! recommendation. Tlie Judge Informed Lewis and the union attorneys that the lines were Imposed only for criminal contempt charge. He said the iwnalty on their civil contempt conviction would be considered Friday. OoldKborough yesterday found Lewis and the union guilty of both criminal and civil contempt. Tha convictions resulted from their ' failure to obey an April 3 court order directing them to end "forthwith" the-coal strike that began March IS. , •,,. Lewis and the union Immediately gave notice that they would ap- P«nl the fines. The government had recomend- ed that Lewis be fined »20,000 and the UMW »1,«0,000 - double tli« penalty Imposed In 1944) for convic- lion on a similar offense. , Assistant U.S. Attorney General H. Orahini Morison told the court that the twlce-as-blg penally wji ncccBSKrJ because the 19« fine fail, ed to deter Lewis "from a repetition of substantially the same 'offense." No Jail Term Aakcd Nowhere in his recommendation did Morison refer to the possibility' 9t a jail sentence for Lewis, al- \ though Ooldsborough had hinted yesterday that he was considering Imposing such a penalty on ths miners' chief In recommending the punishment ,'or disobeying th« April i court order to call off the recent strike, Morison said that "respect for this order must be enforced by punishment sufficient >io <fisclpl|n« the defendant* and meet the ataftdf ards of orderly judicial proceg*.'; .Even before Goldsborougt) Impaled, Ihe punishment, thousands of Lewis' miners struck again In protest against the conviction. The new strike, which j started yesterday after Lewis and the uiv- duty. E, 23,000 in Illinois, 22,and some 8,000 in held the rank first Mr. F-dwards entered the furniture business after his return from the Army and Is now co-owner and malinger ol Jiniinlc Edwards Furniture Co. here. Endorsed for Jaycee Tost Hc lias been endorsed by the Junior Chamber of Commerce as a candidate for slate president of the Avkaiuas Junior Chamber of Commerce. A member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mr. Edwards has been active in veterans' affairs. He Is a member of the First Methodist Church. A home owner, Mr. Edwards is married and has two sons. The Edwards reside at 510 Park. His irlcnds have pointed out lhat Mr Edwards is thoroughly acquainted with the problems of Mississippi County ant) Blylheville and has demonstrated his ability as a businessman They also stated that tho . ..„„. other three state representatives I Missouri power Co. at the annual reside in the Osceola district of the I stockholders' meeting here this county or West of Big Lake. Bly- I morning. Welly K. Hopkins, chief counsel for the UMW, protested the gov-' crnment's recommendations and ngalii insisted that neither Lewis nor the union hod violated any Hc culled the penalties "strong. cruel, punitive.". Hopkins arguej that the penalty proposed by tha government was "spawned hi an admixture of political chagrin, poliU See CONTEMPT on Page IZ James Hill Jr. Again Elected Ark-Mo Head James HHJ Jr. of Blytheville and Qua B. Walton of Little Rock were re-elected president and viee president, respectively, of the ArkansM- nnd vicinity, they pointed out, represents a large section ot the county anrt is entitled lo a member of the legislature. "If I am elected I will give Ihls county and the state Ihe best of my ability and strive to see that sound and progressive legislation continues In keeping with the In- tcresUs of a state thai Is raptdiy movino forward." Mr. Edwards said. Barber Claims Loss Of $70,000 to Bandits NEW ORLEANS, April 20. (UP) -A 12-year-old barber complained xirtay that two bandits held him up on his way to a bank and robbed him of nearly $10,000 In cash and promissory notes. n v .n 11 The bar bcr, Joseph Enna, said n>™ | he was walking toward the bank <=on-1 with $4.500 in cash and $5,130 in the State Board 'of Health. He committee also unanimously | spo " sor lhe opcmlon of a larvae imm«nded Martin for lhe per- P r °e rnm . which will have to do w vcntlon Arrangements Committee last nlghl. Th reco: manenl chairmanship, which "ivns tantamount to his formal election by the convention delegates. Alabama Miners Strikt There are eight crews, consisting of two men to a crew, working on the project at this lime. Three crewj are operating out of Manila, two out of Blythevllle. and one each out of Dye.vi, Bassett, and Joiner. Beginning tomorrow, the City of Blythevllle, In eft-operation with ' will idc ittv the spraying of all ditches, standing ,waler, arci breeding places of Insects. The program will cover an area | eharg.. BIRMINGHAM, Ala,, April JO.— IK. I i<JP>— Alabama's coal Industry was o» » j „ *• ---^[Virtually shutdown again today as Tw ?£ n? Stov-1nearly M.OOO coal miners struck an " Blythevllle. hour In advance of the scheduled Health. Funeral Home, will to In sentencing ' of John L. Lewis for This [contempt «( court. Including all of the city of Blythe- vtlle and past the populated area for one mile. The city furnishes the labor on the projecl ' " 1 taken lhe materials, by suprvislon Board , notes when two men stopped him. "Where are you going?" one of them asked, brandishing a pistol. "To the bank," Enna said. "Well, just gimme what you got there, 1 ' the bandit ordered. Enna. handed over a pnper filed wilh the money and notes. the Truman Says No Notion Wants Another War WASHINGTON, April TO. (UPi- Presdlent Truman .Is convinced that no nation, "regardless of size," wants war. "It should be unnilslnkably clear that no nallon could nor.:; to escape indescribable destruction If another war Sroke out," he said in a mes- «ge last night to the Daughters ol the American Revolution. "It Is doubtful if civilization 11- iself could withstand the shock," !h» added. Mr. Hill's re-election marks his 16th consecutive year as head of the utility. He has been president since 1933. Other directors Include: Charles U. Ncwcomb, Blytheville; August L. Oriesedleclc, St. Louis; Guy Freeling, Little Rock; Henry p Trotter Pine Bluff, and Edmund 3. Cum- mlngs, Jr., Winnetka, 111. Charles R. Newcomcomb, Vho hjj been with Ark-Mo since August, 1949, was re-elected to serve his eleventh consecutive term as sec- relary and Ireasurer. F. E. Atkinson, Blythevllle, was reflected to serve his elevenlh year as auditor. Ark-Mo has approximately 1,600 stockholders, representing nearly every state. A majority of the company s stock is owned by residents of Arkansas and Missouri, the two states in which the company operates. A meeting of the directors was scheduled for later today. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with a few widely scattered showers, not quite jo warm In Northwest portion today partly cloudy and not quit* so warm In North portion tonight and Wednesday, with a few widely se»ft«««, showers. Minimum this morning—63. , Maximum yesterday—86. Sunset today—«:».' Sunrise tomorrowHr*:'!. Precipitation, M ttavtn to T *Ju. today—None. Tolal since Jan. 1—M.02. Mean temperatur* (midway between high and low)—74.4 Normal mean (or AprU-^-*!. Thh Data Lut Ywr , Minimum thi« momlnc—M. Maximum yesterday—is. ; " Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this S»\» —7.47. .,

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