The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1948 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, May 28, 1948
Page 1
Start Free Trial

BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT NEW0PAPM. Of JIORTIttAST ARKANSAS AMD »OUT»IEABT MISSOURI VOL. XLT—NO. 65 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dully N«w» MUsivlppi Valley Ltadw Blythevill* Herald BLYTHRVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1948 TWELVE PAGES lack of Rainfall Still No Handicap For Missco Crops Nearly All Farmers Get Good Stand and Fields All Cultivated Pettal C/erJct to Get Holiday Next Monday Postmaster Ross s. Stevens announced today thai the post, office will be closed Monday In observance of Memorial Day, which this year falls on Sunday, but added that one full delivery will be made in the business district and residential areas during the morning. Parcels will be delivered throughout the day and the lobby of the post office will be open all day lo enable patrons to obtain mail from ,he boxes, he said. Although rainfall In Mississippi County during May has been limited to a bare two inches, seven- elghthi of which fell during the first week, crops in the county have not suffered and the general forming outlook IE good, It. was disclosed today by Keith Bllbrey, farm agent for North Mississippi County. Planters who were late in getting their cotton planted found the ground too dry in some instances jtt get the seeds to sprout but It •jp..s estimated that more than 95 per cent of the cotton was planted in time to get good stands and nearly all growers have finished cultivated. The situation Is a reversal of the outlook In early Spring when wet weather held back operations and SINGLE COPIES JTVK CENTV $1,525,000 Oleomargarine and Shortening Plant Site Gen. MacArthur Will Not Return Invitation to Testify Before Congressional Committee Declined WASHINGTON, May 28. (UP)— Douglas MacAthur today declined an invitation to return t6 this country to testify before Congressional Committees. MacAthur, a Republican presidential canidate, advised Sen. Sty- gave nearly all farmers a late \ es *"?***; »:- N -?- <"al to re- .to-f !„ „,:„.,!„„ fi.M« fnr turn at 'h's time "would be mis- start in preparing their fields for planting. Use of mechanized equipment on a larger scale than ever before had a major role in enabling growers to overcome the weather handicap and take advantage of the un- ually dry month that May turned out to be. Labor Supplj Adequate Nearly 50 Inches of rain fell during the first four months of the year to give the county an excess rainfall of about two inches up to May 1. Narmal precipitation for May is 3.59 inches, according. to itatlstlcs for Blytheville as recorded by the States Weather Bureau in Little Rock. The weather during May has been a major factor In the labor situation in the county. Mr. Bilbrey suggested. The lack of'mois- ture retarded the growth of grass and weeds which might have gained .^eadway during a wet month and ',V^ ft n could have been provided, called for the use of more labor it was indicated: With favorable weather for plants which received their start ahead of the dry days,'- and weather permitted maximum .work hours in the 'fields, the cotton was chopped in record time and today the labor supply exceeds the demand. . Fana«r* ff,*»d y For RMn •- . v 'Mr. Bilbrey said that all farrceiV are ready for a rain, but that the need for moisture is nol as great as in some other sections of the state. "It is • general rule," he said "that a dry June means a good crop year, and there is reason to believe that a dry May will have the same meaning." Mr. Bilbrey said that most of the late planting of cotton was along the Mississippi River where high water retarded operations. He said that some operators were just now finishing planting and that the stand has not been so good for cotton planted late . He said that not - more than three per cent of the crop was planted late. Earlier this w r eek Mr. Bilbrey estimated a 300,000-bale yield for the county, which would be the largest in history. The estimate was based on a larger acreage than here-to-fore with a probable 300,000 acres in cotton. The acreage in soybeans has been considerably reduced this year [JP; the price outlook for cotton! Is better for the 1948 crop, and the outlook for soybean prices is not quite as favorable as last year. Last year's dry weather shortened the soybean yield and beetle j Trapped Jews Surrender in Holy City final Desperate Stand Is Made By 400 Survivors understood and condemned by many as politically inspired and much that I might be obligated In good conscience to say would lose Its effect under the impeaching process of doubt thereby aroused in the public mind." Bridges is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee which invited MacAthur to return from Tokyo and testify on foreign aid The committee yesterday voted 17 to 2 to request MacAthur to return. In a cablegram released by Bridges, MacArthur said that under "normal circumstances" he would have responded "at once" to the invitation. He said that as » "citizen and servant of the republic" he would have been glad to "sit In with you frankly to state my views, whether they might parallel or cut across already determined policies or concepts being advanced by others." Polices Already Determined The five-star general gave as one reason for declining the invitation that as regards appropriations affecting the Far East "the basic policies,are already determined and In. effect, leaving only the detail of •_ appropriations yet to be resolved.* 1 As far as the Far Eastem the*ter \s >\n'ecri*ed,ih_- saiti, he already had expressed' his views' in such detail that there was "little that I could add to what has already been said thereon and is now before the Congress." Aside from this, he said. "It would be peculiarly repugnant to me to have It felt that I sought to captilize to political advantage, as many have frankly urged, the public goodwill which might manifest itself upon my first return to American soil following the Pacific war." This good will, he said, would find its inspiration in the Pacific victory to which "countless gallant Americans" contributed. Bridges had suggested that Mac- Athur appear before the committee next Wednesday or Thursday. That would have brought the general back to his home soil for the first 'Yoke' Programs Aired Unchecked Broadcast Beamed At Latin-America Called 'Slanderous' WASHINGTON, May 28. (UP)— Assistant Secretary of State George V. Allen admitted today that nobody in the Stale Department monitored "Voice of America" entertainment programs broadcast to South America. There was no Indication either, he told a House subcommittee that anybody in South America listened to them. A House Executive Expenditures Subcommittee called Allen and oth- * Workmen in Wilson this week were ready to begin erection of the* >1,525.000 oleomargarine and nhorttnlng plant on the foundation aliown In the above picture, it was announced by j. x. Craln, president of the Delta Products company and manager of the Le* Wilson Estate A one- •tory steel structure will be erected with 26.200 square feet of floor space. Mr. Grain has announced that* —_ the new plant, the first of its kind In Arkansas, should be in operation within a year. Modern machinery will be installed to enable the plant to turn out 4,500 pounds of packaged oleomargarine and 10,000 pounds of vegetable shortening per hour. In years past Arkansas producers of cottonseed oil, and oil from soybeans have been shipping the crude oil to processing plants in other states and the new plant In Wilson will be a major step in a state-wide effort to process Arkansas' raw materials at home. Plan Refinery, Too Announcement also was made by officials of the Delta Products Chrysler Strike Near Settlement 11-Cent Increase May Be Approved Under GM Pattern Company that construction Is under way on a vegetable oil refiner State Department officials be- i C1 '5' »'• Wilson which will handle fore it to explain about some of the '. 125.0CO pounds of crude oil per d'ay- broadcasts. Angry Congressmen j Additional seed storage buildings charged they were "slanderous" j are being completed at the oil mill and libelled the United States. to give it a storage'capacity corn- Allen said the department w«s ' parable' with the largest of any cot- withbul sufficient personnel to su- l ton oil mills In the-nation, ru>rvic» oi«..i., n ».,ti,i n » „»>.„ .1— I with completion ol the new additions. Delta's Integrated -enterprise —"from cotton and btan fields to margarine and shortening"—will employ 75 people on each shift. The sciye;.t pr-ci-s oil mill will handle" 60,000 tons of cotton seeds' during tile year beginning Sept. 1. Del-Pro la Co-op Frojiet Members of the Delta Product Company, a co-operative, me: Lae Wilson & Company, Wilson; Hush M. Brinkley, Hughes; R. E. Cox, pervise closely anything other than news and news analysis programs. Tlie broadcasts concerning life and history of .the states were classified as "entertainment." The controversial programs were prepared by the National Broadcasting Company 'In Spanish. The State Department "/arms out" such programs to private companies. Chairman J. Edgar Chcnoweth. R., Colo., asked what reaction came from South American listeners to the "Know North America" series. No Reaction "There was no reaction whatever from the field," Allen said. Rep. Carter Manasco, D,, Ala.—whose state was described as backward in the series—said "I'm sure no one listened. I don't know what's entertaining to South Americans partment did net monitor the pro grams, Mnnnsco demanded: "You mean you were buying time time since 1937, approximately three "I' 1 ^ lcin ' t k " ow wha * w . ent out on * " """ """"" " """ weeks before the lonal convention. meets June 21. republican nat- The convention attacks served to yield still futher. hold down the Order Preventing Rail Strike Given 22-Day Extension WASHINGTON. May 28. (U.P.)-- Judge T- Alan Goldsborough today extended until June 1! a temporary order restraining three railroad unions from striking. Golcisborough signed the extension order in his chambers after the three strike-threatening brothcr- hocds consented to the new date. The extension will give the unions and tiin government time necessary to prepare arguments on the union's motion filed yesterday to dismiss th^ restraining order. Tile railroads now are being op- crr.ted by the government. The carriers were seized when the unions threatened a nationwide strike. The restraining order bcinj extended was first "issued on May 10 to halt the threatened strike for the following day. Builders' Supply 9!ans for Formal Opening Saturday The Builders' Supply, Inc.. located on Highway 61 South in Blythe- vtlle. which was granted a corporation about two months ago will hold Its official opening tomorrow, the officers of the corporation slid today. Tli c new business has been open for several weeks but delayed the official opening until stocks had been completed. The building, owned by Russell fj.rr, is under a 10-year lease lo ihe present occupant*. J. Wilson Henry, W. H. Pe»se »nd Kendall Berry are officers In the »100,000 corporation. At the i^r.l cn * rt " *'* s granted some »3B.«m in capital stock had been •utxcribe*. Caruthersville Pushes Bid for New Industry it? If you were a business man you wouldn't let radio actors say anything critical of your product. What would happen If those folks In the Lux anil Duz soap opsrns said their products weren't as good BS the announcer had oeen saying?" At the same time, two Senate subcommittees announced they would open joint hearings "at the earliest possible moment." President Truman, too. lias ordered an inquiry into the govemment-spon- | sored programs which have brought ' charges of "sabotage*' from Capitol Hill. Skeletons TJncloselefl All the investigations were aim- is chairman, has cl ] a t finding out why taxpayers' hv the >v*9f/l f,r ' CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Mav 28. —The Industrial Committee of the Chamber or Commerce, or which Gordon Wright been authorized by the board of | money was spent"to imcl'oset various directors to organized a corporation [ national skeletons-real or tma»I- for pnmotmg the Industrial expansion of Carutliersville. The corporation will be known as Oszcola; Bowden Gin Co., Joiner; Crc-mer Brothers. Osceolii; Wcstside Co-op Gin, Blytheville; Cmiom Oin Co., Wilson; C. L. Dcnton & Son, Tyronza; Jyjss Co-op Gin Co., Dycss; Dycss Gin Co.. Luxora; Eto- v.'ah Gin Co., Etowali; Farmers Gin Co.. Joiner;,J. R. Gainings, Luxora; Mrs. R. T. Kulin, Marion; Landers operative Gin, Round Pond; J. E. Morgan, Wilson; Norcross Mercantile Co., Tyronza; Ohleudorf Gin Co., Osceula; Portis Mercantile Co., Lepnnto; R. L. Yclvington, Frenchman's Bayou; S. E. Segraves, Luxora; Farmers Co-op Gin, Osceola; Tyronza; Weona Farms Co., Kansas City, Mo.; Keiscr Supply Co., Keiser; Belle Meacie Gin Co.. Hughe.i; Wayside Gin Co.. Moreliousc, Mo.; Grain Brothers, Wilson. A principal source ol the soybean oil to be used in the new plant will be the Lcc Wilson &. Company soybean mill at Wilson. Storage capacity of the mill, which employs Iho solvent process, is being doubled and when completed will give it a capacity of 35,000 tons oi beans per year. Adams May Seek High Court Post Northeastern Arkansas Attorneys Endorse Jonesboro Leader By United Preu Settlement of the walkout of 73,000 CIO United Auto Workers against Chrysler Corp., largest strike now affecting American Industry, may be "very close," observers said today. Other Industries were studying the Chrysler situation and the action of General Motors Corporation which granted it s irot»»in m 11- ccnt hourly wage InertM* with cost-of-llvlng provision." Some believe that a pattern for wage settlements may have been lalddowr by.OMC. iued In portions \n ufactiirlus,, raw* •spaptr publishing a- *r*"- i -.' ,~A . Here were today's developments on the labor front: General Electric—In announcing the reopening of wag* negotiations with the CIO united Electrical Workers, General Electric Indicated it would follow the lead of General Motors In granting a third round of wage Increases. The possibility seemed even more enhanced by General Motors' action yesterday in granting a wage Increase to Its electrical workers. Meal^-Membcrs of the CIO Unll- TEL AVIV, May 28. (U.P.)—The Arab* reported offJ- ially today that they had completed the conquest of the old •ailed city of Jerusalem by forcing the surrender of 400 U> 00 Jewish defenders who made a last desperate stand. : ; ; Manila Speaker ers at the rCcrrell plant at Otlutn- wa, la., returned lo work today. The Morrell workers voted to end 'the strike at a mass meeting last night. Union spokesmen aid B2 per cent of the membership approved a modified company wage proposal and decided to return to work. Printers—John J. •pilch, president of the Chicago local of the International Typographical Union rejected the "flnnl" offer of the uuu- llshers of five major Chicago tially newspapers. The printers have been on strike against, the newspapers since Nov. 24, 1947. The publishers offered a $9 weekly wage boost and other provisions but Pilch sold "the old established conditions are worth many times the amount of the proposed wage increases." "The Caruthersville Industrial Development Corporation" and stock w : ill be issued in the amount of dine- $100,000 of which $25,000 will be subscribed as soon as details can be worked out. In forming the corporation, it was! pointed out that as soon as " corporation is organized, the rectors will be in position to gotiatc with any industry relative to locating here. Rentals from any buildings construct*'! will be used to pay dividends on the stock, and the fund will become revolving In thai other negotiations will be made from time lo time II was proposed that the stock be issued in certificates of $23 de- nary—for the benefit of Latin- American listeners. Congressmen were sputtering over passages In the broadcast which said Pennsylvania Quakers are a social problem, that Alabama oppresses the Negro, and that Cheyenne. Wyo.. used to be a center of crime and vice- Chenoweth said the first thing *- nc his House subcommittee wants Reds in U.S. VV//7 Not Support 'Imperialistic' War with USSR the parti- nonifiuilion so that more of residents of the cily could cipate. Formation of this corporation is in unily with the overwhelming majority vote of residents here In a recent special election, in which a 30-acrc tract at the west edge of Caruthersville was voted into the corporate limits, as a preliminary step toward industrial expansion Weather Arkansas forecast—Considcraole cloudiness with occasional rain In extreme East portion today. Cloudy lo partly cloudy tonight and Saturday and cooled in Northeast and extreme North portions Saturday. Minimum this morning—63. Maximum ycsjtrrdpy—80. Sunset today—7:05. Precipitation, M hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total sine* Jan. 1—J3.72. M:an temperature (n!dway fce- twe.-n high and low—.1.5. Normal me»n for May T*J. know is "who was responsible for this silly trash." "Congressmen have beer, hearing from back home." he said, "and the folks arc pretty mad about It." Subcommittee Counsel Francis T. O'Donnell said some members feel the inquiry should cover the Slate Department's entire foreign propaganda, program. Tlie Overseas Ra- t'io Information Service cost about SG.COO.OOO for the current fiscal year. A Senate-House conference now is trying to agree on an appropriation for the year beginning July 1. This latest row has brought stern demands for slashing funds. New York Stocks (CLOSING AT&T ... Amor Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central ... Int Harvester ... Kcpublic Steel 2Q 3-8 Eadlo 12 7-8 Socony Vacuum 203-8 Studebaker 283-4 Standr.rd of N J 81-7-8 Tc:;ns Corp $* Packard .i 1-8 QUOTATIONS) 157 3-4 59 1-2 40 1-4 36 1-2 .... 64 1-8 ISO 3-4 42 63 3-8 64 1-4 16 5-8 96 . WASHINGTON, May 28. —(UP) , William Z. Foster, the nation's top Communist, told the Senate today i Ihe Communist Party would not 'support the United States in an "imperialistic" war with Soviet Russia. He told Ihe Senate Judiciary Committee that Communists, however, would strive to bring such an anri"impcrialistic" war to a quick end and a "democratic peace." Foster did not say hew such an end would be brought about. , Fosier is Secretary or tiie Communist Party in the United States. He appeared before th« Senate committee lo testify against the Mundt-Nixon bill which would put strict check-reins on Communists. Russia, he told the committee, would never attack the United States ns it is not an imperialistic nation. The United States, however, he said, is embarked on the greatest imperialistic program in history and "we are agalnsl all imperialistic wars." Fester also defiantly told the committee that if the Mundt-Nixon bill became law the party would not register with the Justice Department as required. To do so, lie said, would b« lo admit lo a "monstrous caricature" drawn In the bill as lo the nature and purpose of the party. Foster contended trie party would take the same stand In event x>f an "Imperialistic" war with any fight to bring war to an end." Foster denied that the parly had any ties with any oilier nation's Communists, but said that all followed the philosophies of Marx. The bill would require all Communist leaders to break alleged ties with Soviet Russia. Foster told the Committee that the Communist Party bears no resemblance to Ihe "monstrous caricature" Ihe Mundt-Nixon measure gives to the party's nature and purposes. Before the Communist leader could testify. Chairman Alexander Wiley, R., WIs., began reading excerpts from a book Foster wrote in 1930. As Wiley read excerpts which lold of Ihe time when the Communist party would take over the Government and liquidate the capitalistic system, the Republican and Democratic Parties, religious In- slltutlons and establish the party of the "boiling masses," Foster finally exploded: "I'd like to talk about the Mundl bill. Am I on trial here? Is this though control? I'd like lo talk about the Mundt bill Instead of this nonsense." After a heated exchange. Foster llien was permitted to put into the record a prepared statement denouncing the bill. Members of the 1'Jlh Clmncer District Bar Association mcelhig i Jonesboro yesterday endorsed Ar thur L. Adnms of Jonesboro, who I chairman of the Democratic Stnl Committee, as a candidate for asso elate justice of the Arkansas Su preme Court in n special primary I be called to nil a vacancy cause by the death tills week of Associn! Justice E. L. McHancy in Llttl Rock. Mr. Adams, former resident ( Blytlievllle, said this morning thi he was considering becoming a car dldate but would not reach a dec sloh before next week. His endorse ment by the 12th District Bar w; unanimous. - .. Tlie attorneys of Ihe dWikt too th* action during u conference callc to discuss legislation seeking 1 crei tlon of the office, of n second clnu In the 12th District to tici 7h«r\cjllOJT Frurtr^j H. Chor ai Jonesboro.•'•"*"•. ;* " J The lawyers yesterday dcclcl against splitting the present dl trlct Into two ureas uml sent tentative draft of legislation bai to trie planning committee for r vision along lines which will. give the district two chancellors each with Jurisdiction In nny of the counties now In the district. The district now serves Mississippi. Crnlg- liead, Greene, Polnsett, Clay and Chlttencten counties. To Mrrl in Hlytheville ,-' Tlie district bar association will meel in Blytheville later In the Summer with the Blythcvlllu and Osceola associations as hosts to receive the revised report on a hill to be submitted to the state's General Assembly In January for enactment into law. Tlie resolution endorsing Mr. Adams as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Supreme Court post was offered by Oscar Fendler, president of the Blytheville Bar Association. The Democratic State Committee has indicated lhat a special primary will be called lo t>e conducted on tile same dates as the regular primaries, July 27 and August, 10, to nominate a member ol the party whose name will appear on the genera! election ballot in November for the office Icfl vacant by Justice McIIaney's dealh. Governor Bon T. Lancy is expecl- etl lo announce a temporary ap- ix>lntmcnt soon to fill tlic vacancy until a new member of the court can bo elected. Miunicc Calhcy, of the Paragould Bar Association, discussed al length the , proposed Arkansas Probate Co:!c, sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Association. The 235 sections i of the code restate laws dealing I wilh the administration of estates, guardianships and similar matters Sidney MrMath Legion Sponsors Memorial Rites Hot Springs Aspirant For Governor to Be Principal Speaker .Final plans' for the Memorial Daj services to ho held In Manila Sun day by the Herman Davis Posl 19 of the American Legion were an nounced today by M. L, Bolllnger crjnmanrte'',: '•' The program of events will In chicle an address by Sidney McMat ul Hoi springs, cuUci natorlal can iliilalc. a pnrncle through the Ma nlla business district and gravesld memorial service* at the Mamli cemetery. Activities for the celebration wll get underway at Hie Herman DavL Memorial Park at one o'clock. Tlie parade will open the events followed by thu grnvcsldo services and speeches. Several hundred Ic-fllomialrw from nearby posts are expected to attend including a delegation from the Dud Casou Posl 24 of Blytheville. The parade route Includes the entire Main Street of Manila, origi- iiallng at the American Legion Hul ami proceeding on State Highway IB lo Ihe cemetery for the memorial services nr.d Ihe decoration of Braves. Following these services Din parade will re-form and return Southward tn the park for Mr. McMath's Mr. McMalh will be accompanied to Manila by his wife and personal pilot. Earl Ricks, mayor of Hot Springs. ATI aerial show by planes from Klecman 'Field in Manila will also be held during the afternoon's ac- ! "* Tlie Arab armies announced m l mm a n, Trans-Jordan, seat of tb« irablc high command for the PaN stlne campaign, that the Jewish defenders of the ancient quarter ol he holy city had abandoned their lopcless fight. : United Press Correspondent Sam Souki reported from Amman that he Arabs said only 400 grimy survivors were left of the 1,500 or to who began the defense of that part of Jerusalem within the ancient walls. Jewish sources had set the figures al perhaps 500. A telephone message from Jerusalem to Amman carried word of th« surrender. It said all resistance in the old city ceased this morning. The surrender—assuming th* Arab report is borne out—came after an Intense bombardment of the ast positions held by the Jews. Tliclr counter-action had dwindled to rifle shots, which In turn cracked less and less often until it was evident the battle was lost. '•• Th« Israeli Army reported from Jerusalem that Arab Legion forces were attacking furiously In an effort to break into the new city of Jerusalem. Pitched Battle Rafei The Hagimah radio In Jerusalem . said a pitched battle was raging ' along a narrow sector between the Damascus Gate of the old city and the Notre Dame hospice some 600 yards to the Southwest. Directly In the path of the «t- lacking Arabs the Jewish-held modern Jerusalem was under 'terrifl* arlillery shelllng.'Tne forces of Klnj Abdullah apparently hoped to soften up the new quarter for easy conquest If they could break the Jewish lines before it. The Hnganah Army radio saM' the inhabitants of new Jerusalm, _£ad been warned to stay indoors nod--" fcrafehibly .tn reinforced-' »heit«r» ' during the shelling. The Arab*' wert reported raining 70-mflllmeler mortar shells over the narrow no-man'* land where the cream of the contesting forces were grappling »t close quarters. • ' '- r , Tlie Israeli Army charged that the Arabs were firing Incendiary shells In Jerusalem in an all-out effort'to knock out the Jewish defenders there before the United Nations wrangle over Palestine i> settled. The latest reports from Jerusalem made it pMIn that the Arab effort to batter and starve the Jews Into submission was putting a heavy strain on tho defense forces. U.S. Backs Cease-Fire Order LAKE SUCCESS, May 28. (UP)— The United States threw its weight today behind a Russian proposal that the United Nations Security Council order Jews and Arabs to stop fighting within 36 hours or risk UN punishment. American Delegate Warren R. Austin backed the Soviet proposal In preference to an Arab-supported British plan to "appeal" for a four- week cease fire during which the flow of arms and men to Palestine would be banned. Austin made a strong appeal for charge of the aerial show with O. O. Stivers, Post chaplain, in charge of the services at Llic cemetery. Alvin Tiplon will introduce Mr. McMath. , „..„ New York Cotton nation whether It be Russia, Great NEW YORK, May 3» (UP) Britain, or Prance. | close very .teady. Sen. Chapman Revecomb, R., W.j open high tow cloic VR., Then asked what the party's! M«r 3161 32S6 tilt tan position won'd be in » war. M?y H230 3264 3'30 3212 Were not going to fight al July 3708 3730 3693 371S U B SUel 79 1-4 I all."/Foster *»id. "W«'n joing M Oct. <v Poppy Sales Sponsors Hope ior Record Distribution Tomorrow Sales for the annual "Poppy Day" sponsored by the Auxiliary for the American Legion are scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Mrs. N. J. Humphreys, president, said today. The poppies which arc made by disabled veterans in hospitals throughout the United States will be distributed through the Blythe- vllle's principal streets by 20 Junior high school girls. Mrs. Ben J. Chine and Mrs. M. A. MIddleton will be stationed at the post office; Mrs. Mike Maroney and Mrs. H. L. Halsell will be at the Farmers' Bank; Mrs. Joe Scruggs and Mrs. Louis Zellcr at the First National Bank; and Mrs. Humphreys and Mrs. E. W. Burks will be at the headquarters, In front of the J. C. Penney Company, store Mrs. Morgan Lane. Mrs Paul Meharg and Mrs. Jessie ! Russell will be placed later, Mrs I Halsell, chairman of the Poppy Day Sales explained. There has been no definite quota set for the Poppy Sales, but It is hoped that Mies will exceed those of any other yew:, since there are more disabled veterans and needy famllie: of veterans than before, tut M*T MM tiei ! Mn. Huotpkn** MM. ui; iiviu uui IIIK nit; tiiivi EIIMIII •* uu~ , — ° «i»i-*-».. » V4 , lltvlties. E. C. Plceman will be ill ' « r "'»l "N intervention in the Holy Land after Major Aubrey Eban, Israeli representative, blasted the British proposal as being aimed only against the Jews and "assisting the political alms for which the Arabs have embarked upon war." Eban said that even if the British proposal were adopted by the Security Council, a Jewish refusal to obey was "In clear prospect." Austin scoffed at Arab assertions that their armies had entered Palestine to restore law and order and to cud "terroristic activities." "It takes five armies surrounding this small area to overwhelm native bands In a little place the size of my native state," Austin commented sarcastically. U. of A. President To Address B.H.S. Seniors Tonight Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University of Arkansas and meml>cr of President Truman's mmisston on Higher Education, will address the 105 seniors of Dly- tlicvllle High School at the High School Stadium tonight at 8 p.m. Dr. Jones arrived In Blytheville about noon and was the guest of honor at a round of entertainment during Lhc afternoon. At 5:30 p.m. lie will be honored with a dinner given by the Arkansas Alumni Association at the First Christian Church. Some 50 former students and their guests are cxpcclcd to attend. Following Dr. Jones' address tonight he will be honored at a reception In Ihe High School Cafeteria. The commencement exercises will get underway with the high school band playing the prelude, "Crusaders." Following the processional and the Invocation, by tile Rev. L. C. Ramsey, the Boys" Glee Club will sing "Blow. Trumpets, Blow," and will be accompanied by Mrs. C. M. Smart. Following Dr. Jones' address, Carroll Evans will be featured soloist In "Tlie Nightingale," and there will be two other numbers by the A Capclla Choir. , The seniors will be presented their diplomas by Max B. Reid, president of the Board of Education. The program will be completed with observations and remark* of W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blythevllle Schools, and the benediction by the CHICAGO, May M. bna quotations: opsn high Rev. E. C. Brown, putor of the i July .... 4l2b Ul'.i ' Tint Bapttt Church. (NOT. .... *Hb M I Helena Chamber Bids On Mammoth Nitrogen Plant HELENA, Ark., May 28.—(UP)— Tills Mississippi River Delta Cotton center today became the first Arkansas city publicly to make a bid for the proposed $13,000,000 farm bureau nitrogen fertilizer plant, Phillips County Chamber of Commerce Manager Eli Davis called a conference of local farm leaders to frame plans for urging delegates lo a statewide farm bureau meeting at Little Rock to locate the plant here. The meeting was called for June 1 by Walter May of Marlon, crit- tenden County farm bureau president, to discuss the possibility of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Joining Ihe Mississippi Farm Bureau la the fertilizer project. Davis said Helena was the most strategically situated spot to sere* both states. Soybeans (UP)—Soy l->w clue ll« .417 'rt il ';'-'•'•

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free