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Monday, December 6, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI VOL. L—NO. 215 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally New» Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE GENTS Tornadoes Strike In Parts of South One Is Killed, 48 Injured In Alabama, Georgia Storms BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tornadoes dipped suddenl out of leaden skies in eastern Alabama and western Georgi yesterday and killed one person, injured at least 48 an wrecked scores of homes. Property losses ran into hundret of thousands of dollars. Alabam counted 57 homes destroyed ar 100 more damaged while Georg: reported 220 badly battered an some demolished. Homes Guarded Grim Alabama National Guar troops, under orders to shoot necessary, guarded Wellington shattered homes against looter while Red Cross and Salvatto Army teams aided stricken res dents. Elsewhere in the two-state area emergency crews worked to r place utility poles and wires. The off-season tornadoe spawned when a cold front collide with warm, moist air from the Gu of Mexico, struck along a 50-mil wide path on either side of th Alabama-Georgia line. violent twisters swirlec 13 rural communities ir More Cold Weather Due Here Second Lowest Reading of Year Is Recorded If you think it was cold last night, wait until you read the mercury tonight. Brrrrr. The weatherman promises a possibility of a shivering 20 degrees tonight after a high of 60 yesterday as a cold air mass continues another march down across the southland from the cold northern plains and the Canadian border. Rain accompanied strong shifting winds late Saturday night to bring this section the second rain in one week. The last was one week ago Sat-. urday when a reported .34 inches' fell. j Blytheville was Washed by .89 inches of rain during the changing weather over the week-end. Low of 28 Strong northwest winds swept cold air Into Blytheville yesterday blowing down tree limbs, TV antennas, and pushing the thermometer to a low of 28 degrees last night. Electrical service to residents of the west, northwest and eastern sections of Blytheville was interrupted fjr about 40 minutes yesterday shortly after noon when high winds and falling tree limbs interfered with power lines, an Ark-Mo Power- Co, spokesman said this morning. No large storm damage was reported and emergency crews restored service. With a cold outlook on the weather here, it is nice to know wi are getting off light compared lo Snag, Alaska, where it, warmed up to 32 degrees below after dipping to 50 below. Move Your Car Before Parade That's Appeal Going Out from City's Mayor Mayor E. R. Jackson today appealed to Blytheville motorists to clear Main Street of all parked cars by 6 p.m. tomorrow so there will be no interference with the annual Christmas parade tomorrow night. Mayor Jackson stated that wreckers are being ordered to stand by and all cars not off Main Street within a reasonable length of time after 6 p.m, will be towed to a garage and owners will be required lo pay the towing fee. However, Mayor Jackson said he hopes towing will not be necessary and that all persons will cooperate so that the parade can start and proceed as scheduled. Chamber of Commerce officials said this morning that another float has been entered in the parade to raise to 16 the total number of floats to take part. The new float is that of the True Light Baptist Church and its theme will be "The Journey 'to Bethlehem." Parade officials also said this morning that the Cub Scouts will march in the parade and will follow immediately after the Santa Claus' float, which will climax the parade. So far five high school bands have entered the parade but parade officials said there still is a possibility one or two more will be entered before parade time. Alabama while Manchester Richland bore the brunt of th storms in Georgia. Child Killed The only aeatn reported oc curred near Richland. The 8-year old daughter of the Rev. James Jones was killed when a tornadi demolished the Jones residence Other members of the family escaped with minor injuries. At Wellington, a little town li miles north of Anniston, and near Opelika; the greatest injuries and damage was reported. Twenty-foui persons were treated at Anniston Memorial Hospital for storm juries. Fire broke out at Wellington after the Winds passed, finishing the destruction of three homes. Tornadoes also were reported al Liberty City in Macon County and at Ansley 12 miles east of Troy. A hailstorm preceded the Welling ton storm. Fourteen persons were treated at a hospital in Richland, but eight later was released. Farm Laborer Dies in Blaze Fire at Driver Is Fatal to Henry Baldwin DRIVER — A 29-year-old farm laborer burned to death here early yesterday when fire destroyed his home on the Lowrance Brothers Farm. The charred body of Henry O'Dell Baldwin was found among the ashes of his home by searchers after his home was burned to ;he ground In the 3:30 a.m. fire. Baldwin apparently was alone in he three-room house at the time of the fire. His body, burned be- vond recognition, was found lying Between two beds in what once was a bedroom. Coroner E. M. Holt stated that cause of the fire has not been determined. Family Gone Baldwin's wife and four children j were visiting relatives in Joiner at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by Ne- Hearing on Communists In Labor Is Planned It's Probe McCarthy Claims Was Delayed By JOHN ClIAlHVICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A closed hearing on Communist infiltration of .defense plants was scheduled today in a resumption of a probe Sen. McCarthy (li-Wis) has claimed was held up for months by Senate investigations of him. MILK BREAK — The new federal milk program began in Blytheville's grade schools this morning with all grade school students receiving a half-pint of milk during their morning recess period. Shown enjoying their ''milk break" here are pupils of Miss Sunshine Swift's fiftli erode room at Central Crude School. The milk Is being furnished the .students by (ho Kovernment nt a cost of JO cents per week to the students. (Courier News Pliotn) Canadian Claims Reds Hold Airmen Just Released, He Says He Knows Five Imprisoned By FRED HAMPSON HONG KONG (AP) — Squadron Leader Andrew R. Andy) MacKenzie, a Canadian flier shot down in the Korean War and just freed from imprisonment in Red China, says he Chinese arc still holding some American war prisoners in iis prison camp. only The 34-year-old air ace reported jpon reaching Hong Kong yester- lay that the Americans he knows bout—nil Air Force fliers—had leen allowed to write home and . was known in the United States hat they were prisoners. Not Snlencetl He said they do not include any f the 13 Americans recently sen- enced by Peiping on spy charges. Canadian and U. S. officials did ot permit disclosure here of the umber or names of the captured len. The location of the camp Iso was withheld. In Washington, an Air Force asualty officer said three Ameri- ans were known to have been in he camp with MacKenzie. They ere Capt. Harold E. Fischer, wen City, Iowa; Lt. Lyle W. Camron, Lincoln, Neb.; and Lt. Ro- ind W. Parks, Omnha, Neb. MacKenzie reached freedom two ears to the day after he was shot own near the Yalu River in North orea while flying as an exchange 'ficer with the U. S. Air Force. Asked in June j Caniidinn diplomats had asktxl bout him when they met the Chi- cs c Communist delegation nt the eneva conference Inst June on orea and Indochina'. The Reds romised at that time to release im. Appearing thin but otherwise ealthy, he arrived in the custody three Red Chinese guards. He ore a blue, padded Chinese uni- rm. Posing briefly for photographer^ Hong Kong, MacKenzie said "I am glad to be here and am looking forward to spending Christmas with my family." Mrs. MacKenzie and their four young children live in Montreal. The RCAF announced in Ottawa thnt it would fly her to Vancouver lo meet her husband. Pope Continues To Improve Swallows Broth, First Food by Mouth Since Illness groes living nearby who notified Hicholson, larm manager, H. A. who in turn notified authorities. Baldwin had lived on the Lowrance Brothers Farm for approximately . four years, Coroner Holt said, coming there from Mississippi. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Baldwin, two sons, Phil and Jerry Baldwin, and two daughters, Sandra and Brinda Baldwin. The body is to be taken to Cor-! inth, Miss., for burial and funeral 1 services are incomplete. The State Fire Marshal's office; investigating the blaze, Coroner Holt salQ. Hunting Club Verdict Upheld But J. H. Grain Relieved of Liability By THANK BHUTTO VATICAN CITY W—The Vatican gave new evidence today thai Pope Piu.s XII is conUnuing lo improve. announcing l.hat the ailing pontiff will close the Marian Year celebration Wednesday with a blessing broadcast from his .sickbed. The 78-ycar-rld head of the Roman Catholic Church, .still critically ill with ga.strilis, spoke a similar blessing into a microphone yesterday. Still Improving The Vatican press .spokesman announced loday that "the Pope's .slow and gradual improvement continues." A Vatican source said earlier that the Pope bad spent his third fairly restful night, since lie rallied from the severe collapse last Thursday which brought grave fears for his life. Until his illness, the Pope had been .scheduled to officiate nt the ceremonies Wednesday which will end the .special year of celebrations proclaimed by, the pontiff in honor of the Virgin Mary. Instead, Clemente Cardinal Mlcara, the Pope's vicar general for the city i of Rome, will celebrate the yonlifi- j Dr. Steve Now OnWifnessSfand Sam's Brother In Clash with Angry Prosecutor By KKLMAN* MOKIN CLEVELAND W) — Dr. Stephen Sheppard testified today he mentioned "possibly four or five" suspects after bis brother was arrested on \\ churge of murdering his wife. "I did not accuse anyone, how- ver," the witness said. Dr. Steve engaged In a heated verbal duel with Asst. Prosecutor Thomas Parrino aa the lawyer entered this phase of his cross examination. Dr. Steve was the first defense witness In the trial of his brother, Dr. Samuel Sheppnrd, who In accused of hacking to death his wife, Marilyn, on July -1. Parrino asked, "Whoa wu first tinit; you named nny pects?" "Tho first time T was asked to mi me any was on Aug. 12," Dr. Steve said. "Did you name a suspect?" Parrino persisted. Objections "I was asked about that, but I accused no one." Sheppnrd said. "Will you please answer my question. 'Did you nomc any MIS- pocls?" Parrino said moving up to the side of the witness stand. When Parrino asked (or the Severn! unidentified witnesses \\jre culled for questioning by the Senate Investiyiition-s subcommittee McCarthy heads. Acting Staff Director Jnmes N Juliana said he expected McCarthy lit be on hand. The senator did no show up In Cincinnati for a scheduled speech Saturday night and his wife explained "Ihe dot'-tov put his foot down" because McCarthy's in .hired elbow "has not cleared up." •12 Subpoenas McCarthy had said beforehanc that -12 subpoenas were issued fine I hat a considerable number of plants in the Northeast were involved. He Kfiri the hearings woulc run "ripht up to the first of the year." Julia tin said it Is "mosl likely" public hearings will starl tomorrow. The hearings Were to be the flrsl held by McCarthy since the Senate InsL week voted, 07-22, to condemn his conduct on grounds he obstructed "constitutional processes" and tended to bring the Senate Into 'dishonor and disrepute. John E. Held, chairman of the Cuvier Press Club's dinner in Cincinnati, created something of stir when he announced Saturday thnt McCarthy could not be there because he Was "gravely 111" In Washington. Mrs. McCarthy said this report was "n little exaggerated." HlaniCK Old Row McCarthy's elbow was injured several weeks ago when a vigorous handshaker pushed it against a glass table top. He was hospital- ised for II days. Last spring McCarthy said more than once that the 36-day public probe of his row with top Army officials was preventing him from digging Communists out of defense plants. He said his subpommlttee hail First Witness n llfil nf 13(l to 133 Rcclti "P ol} *cd at the jugular vein" of the nation, Democrats on the investigating unit urged him to give the mimes ,o the Defense Department or to the Senate Internal Security sub- I committee but nothing ever came the | of this. Mils-[ Juliana said one wilno.'is expected to be called at the new hearings is Herman E. Thomas, ol Allentown, Pa., a former FBI undercover agent in the Communist party. Thnmus testified Oct.. 13 he.Ewe l.he Internal Security subcommittee, which also ha.s conducted a hunt for Reds in defense plants. He mimed 2,'H) persons, mostly in Pennsylvania, whom he said be. had known as Communists. In ;t weekend development. Jus- name ol any su:,p lawyers shouted objections and the judge sustained them. Sheppard said "about a 1m If a dozen were discussed, or questioned about, or thai Information about." Parrino asked If the witness Introduced any names othov than those police asked about." He said, "possibly four or five." (leff-nse 1 '' <1(! Dr; I in| ' l " ient lawyers were reported to have decided it would be impractical, If noni possible, I to get any perjury indictments as hiiJJ^ a I , t rf>M ,i, n j- r iashinM U'.st.imony al W ' ls , the televised McCarthy-Army hcar- I Rave 1 ings. While no official announcement, was made, officials .said they were convinced after studying the bulky transcript Unit, If fHlsi- statements were made, the. evidence to support a prosecution isn't available. Extra Federal Holiday WASHINGTON tfl - President Elsenhower came up today with a holiday gift for federal employes— a full day off the day before Christmas and a half day on Dec. 31 in advance of New Year's Day. The President signed an executive order providing for the time off for workers in the District of Columbia and in federal agencies elsewhere in the country. Blackwell Named LITTLE ROCK (M—Voting Informally at a duck dinner, members of the Arkansas State Senate have elected Sen. Lawrence Blackwell of Pine Bluf;, Ark., as president pro tern for the coming session of Vie Legislature. The, election will have to be ratified when the Senate convenes in January. Blackwell received 31 affirmative votei and no negative votes, seal sale a chance to contribute. Scouts Get $200 for TB Group A total of $200 was added to Blytheville's Christmas Seal Sale drive Saturday by Blytheville Girl Scouts who solicited the funds during the annual Double-Barred Cross Day. The Girl Scouts solicited the money from Saturday shoppers In the city's business district, Members of the Scout team were Mrs. Glenn Ladd, leader; Mabelee Lunsford. Karin Cook, Pat Hanley, Shirley Haslett, Linda Jay Lindsey, Cecilia Henderson, Pat Mclnnes, Barbara Crowell, Mary Tarver Stevenson, Mary Jo Oden, Sylvia Ladd, Linda Marble, Anne Newton White, Dolpha Mae Cole, Lydia Sudbury, Charlie Harris, Mary Ann Stout and Lucy Caudlll. Double-Barred Cross Day is held each year In order to give the people who are not solicited through th« The Arkansas Supreme Court heid, 4. to 3, today that Greasy j cal mass in the city's oldest shrine Slough Outing clu^ Inc.. of Craig- to the Virgin, the Basilica of St. head County, must pay Ralph Mary Major. Amick a judgment of $!2.4G9 for j Prior to his broadcast yesterday, damage to Amick's rice crop in | the Pope was able to swallow a I949 - j little broth, the first food he had Amick said his crop wa.s ruined j taken by mouth In a week. when a floodgate and culvert; through a levy around the hunting : club land was closed, causing the ^ natural drainage to be obstructed 1 and waters from a heavy rain to ! back up over his land. j In its divided ruling:, the Supreme Court set a.side the judg- t ment as it applied to several co- i defendants, including Jim H, Grain. | northeast Arkansas planter and j political leader. j The court .said there was nothing i to show that Grain, an incorporator and official of the club, and the ' other individual defendants were 1 personally responsible for the dam- j age. j Speaking of Grain, the court said j he had general supervisory control j of the club but added "it is undisputed *,hat for several weeks before and after closing of the floodgates, he was ill and knew nothing about the immediate transactions out of which this action grew until long after they occurred." Snog Warmed Up; Clear Up to -38 EDMONTON, Alta. W> — The weather man here got word today that the temperature at Snag, in the Yukon, got up to 38 below zero yesterday after a low the night before of 52 below. But to the 3Q odd residents ot Snug, that's not bad; the mercury «ot down, to 82 below In February in North America. The lowest in North America. The lowets on record is 90 below, recorded in Siberia In 1892. Afro Wreck Fatal MONTICELLO, Ark. W-Wilson Woods, 49, of Crossett, Ark., died this morning from Injuries suffered in a head-on collision of two cars on Highway 4 near here yesterday. Still in critical condition is I,e- zurn Robinson, Negro, 50, of Fountain Hill. Less seriously Injured were J. D. Harris, 24, of Pordyce; his brother, Edward Harris, 35, of Benton, and Ellhue Blanks, Negro, about 60. Fire GERMANTOWN, Md. (ft — Four elderly women died In a fire that broke out early today at a rest home in this town 25 miles northwest of Washington, Volunteer fire fighters managed to evacuate most, of the patients despite subfreeling weather and intermittent snowfall. Fifteen other persons were reported injured. Fayetteville Air Service FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. (/PI—This northwest Arkansas city's first regularly scheduled commercial airline flight %vlll be inaugurated tomorrow by Central Air Lines. Inc. A crowd estimated at 4.000 attended the airline's pre-Inaugural ceremonies at Drake Field, the municipal airport, here Sunday. McMath Must Pay Government LITTLE ROCK f/l'j — Pnlnskl Chancellor Rodney , Purl mm ruled today that former governor Sifl McMath must pay state income ii\y. on some, hut not all. disputed items for 1948, 1949 and 1950. O. T. Ward, attorney for the slate revenue department, sairt that rev- tnue department arriounUtnts would I'fc-flKure the amount of tiix due under the- chancellor's decision. Until this is donf, the amoun', won't be known, he said, McMath paid around $900 additional in state income, [axes m 1952 for the three years while he WHS still governor. Mrs. John Merrcll Wilson's 'Aunt Dodie' Is Killed Auto Crash Fatal To Weil-Known County Resident WILSON - Mrs. John Men-ell, well known resident of Eastern Arkansas wns killed instantly yesterday afternoon in an automobile accident on Highway (11 on the northern eclye of Wilson. Three other persons Involved in the accidnnt Were hospitalized. Mrs, Eva Hiking, 70, of Evudalu, who was riding with Mrs. Merrcll wus transferred to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis today for treatment ol a fractured wrist und sculp lac- rations. Mr. und Mrs. Hilly Felts of Jom- r, omiimnl.s ol the other rar, were taken to the Osccpla Memorial Hos- >Hnl. Mr. Pelts wns released while )ls wife Is still under observation 'or possible Injury. The accident occurccl, nccordini 1 , to I E. ' Busten Wl^ley, deputy slH-r- II. when Mrs. Mem-ll, tnivelliiK Hii'lh on Hrliway 01, uiiirlo n ielc .urn jirro.'i.s the roml in front, of he Krll.s car. Time of the accident Vllii IthOUl '1 p. HI. Servlrps lor Mrs. Mern-11 will bo •onducU'cl ;it, '2 ]). m. LitmujTow at I hi; Methodist Church here. Biirlnl i will be in Ha.ssctl- Cemetery, Swill Adenauer Promised Cooperation Socialists Are Against Rearmament By DANIEL DE LUCE BERLIN (AP) _ The anti- rearmament Socialists won a one-vote majority in West Berlin's parliament 'today but promised to govern the Soviet- encircled city in partnership with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Christian Democratic Union. Municipal spokesmen of the two lending parties warmly agreed 'they must establish n strong new democratic coalition here under the shadow of the Russian army, regardless of their partisan quarrels In West Germany over foreign policy. The mammoth turnout of 1,554,76 flvotcrs for yesterday's election —91.6 per cent of those eligible— gave the Socialists '04 seats, tha Christian Democrats 44 and the Free Democrats 19. The lineup for the past four years had been 61 Socialists, 34 Christian Democrats and 32 Free Democrats. Since the death last year of Socialist Mayor Ernst Rcuter, Christian Deocrat Walter Schrelber had headed o coalition administration from his party and the Free Democrats. '• The Bcrllners stlnglngly repudiated Hie Communists and the Nazi- tainted German party. Both extremist parties failed to win a seat. The Reds received only 2.7 per cent of the total, vote and the German party 4,8 per cent. Cries of "police terror" came from Communist propagandists to explain their party's debacle. West Berlin police reported 34 Hed provocateurs arrested In election disturbances yesterday and a total of 111 arrests in the last two weeks of the campaign. Of those briefly Jailed, 888 were East Ber- llners ineligible to vote In the Allied sectors. Rearmament The campaign was fought largely on the prevailing West German IK.SUC of rearmament vs. speedy tK Four talks on Germany. The Christian Democrats increased their vote .from 24. li per cent of the Iflfl vote lo 30 per cent this time. But the Socialists, traditionally d o m ! h a n t in Berlin, wound up wilb '14 per cent, just under thflr 44.7 per cent of four yeans a«o. I'nrliameiU's third party, the Adenauer-allied Free Democrats, suffered a drastic fall, from 23 per rrcnl. in I!)i)0 to 12.7 per cent. These were the final returns : Valid voles 1, 544, 443, Socialists (ill'I.IHfi. Christian Democrats 466,- 5S5 ' '""'e Democrats 196.845. Ger"'"" l" lrl >' 75 ' 150 ' Communists 51,- 22S . Heflinee party 39,195 Middle A memljor of the United Daiicht- cli[S - s Economic Assn. 28.868, Free «s ,,f the confederacy Dauchters s " (; " u Unlon 'rlBht-wing Socialists) Kimeral I ui Osrunln in Survivors include Mrs. Elkins. Active for inauv years in civic affairs. 'Amil, J>odie'' held the tltli; of "honontry mayor" of Wil'iOM. She was Hie dan^liler nt Mr. and Mrs. James i'. Diivies of Wilson and a niece of n. E. Lee Wilson, Die town's founder. She, was pre.c:eedt.'(l i in death by her husband, John! Merrcll. I Pemiscot Officers Continue Search For Murderer CAPUTHEnSVILLE — The Pemiscot. County Shcrllf's office and Ha.vti ci!,y police today cnnUiitK-d their SKU rh for the unknown person u'lui Friday night shot and killed .;«;!<• Smith. Negro, at his home nc;ir HayU. The Micnff'H office here said this moj'niiif: that so far no arrt-.'its have- f Ihe American Revolution and KiiKlmi Star, she was rei-ently nward'-d ;, life membership ill tin: Women's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist, Church. She founded the Wilson Co-op- fjrai.lve Club and was one of the sponsors ol the recently formed ! f-lirl .Scouts troop. For several years she has helped with the bealitifi- j tauon of the town of Wilson. '• 5:)(i - left-wing Socialists (USPD) the shooting Is continuing. Smith died in the Pemiscot County Hospital at Haytl Friday night from shotgun wounds received at bin home three miles northwest of Haytl. Negroes Escape WRIGHTSVILLPJ, Ark. W--TWO youths escaped from -- . Llic Negro Hoys Industrial School been made but an investigation of about 2:30 this morning in a 1042 gree.n Ford pickup truck which ha.s J "Negro Boys' Industrial School" i lettered on the sides. They were identified as Ei/.le! Jones of Crawford.Hville, and George Calvin of El Dorado. Seoul Council Plans Meeting The smnunl business meeting of f.he En stern Arkansas Area Council ol Hoy Scouts of, America and Sou UTS' appreciation banquet, will bt Iiflfl tomorrow at Hotel Peabody in Memphis. Tht: business meeting is scheduled for 5:,30 p.m. and the Scoutera appreciation banquet Is set for 7 p.m. Five Helpless Children Perish In Bedroom as Fire Destroys Home FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — Five helpless children, trapped in their bedroom by flames, died a few minutes before midnight in a roaring farmhouse fire. Their father, Reginald De Baggis, 30, a polisher at the Attleboro plant of Swank Jewelry Co., rescued his wife Maureen, 20, and their youngest child Diane, 6 months. The dead wcro Shirley, 7, Donnld, fl, Margnret, 4, Joanne,, 3, and RcKlna, 2. Dr. Walter Crowley, medical examiner, said Ihny apparently suffocated allhoiiKh some of the bodies wore charred. Stove Exploded De BagKls said a kitchen oil stove exploded as the family was preparing for bed about 11:45. The five older children were aeleep directly above the kitch- en. Their parents and the baby were downstairs In a room ad- JolninK the kitchen. "I urabbcd a blanket and ran Into the kitchen and tried to smother the fire," the urlcf- crnzori Inther snkl. "H tlidn\ do any Kood. The flames burst all over the place. "The flames spread so quickly I wasn't able to make It up tha stairway off the kitchen. I went out front and went around the building smashing windows^ trying to get In so I could go up the rear to the children. "I Tried" "It didn't (lo any good. I cut my hand and I've got burns. "I tried, Lord knows I tried, but I couldn't get them." While De Baggis fought the flames, his wife carried the baby out and put her In an automobile orlh, Weather ARKANSAS — Fair and colder this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; lowest 20-30 tonight. MISSOURI — Generally fair this altcrnoon and tonight;. fair ea^t; partly cloudy west Tuesday; cold this afternoon and tonight; colder southeast tonight; warmer west Tuesday; low tonight 15-25 east to 25-30 west; high Tuesday 55 north to 45-50 southeast. Minimum Sunday—48. Maximum Saturday— 68. Minimum this morning—28. Miulmum yesterday—60. Sunrise tomorrow—6:54, Sun.scl today—4:49. Menu temperature (midway between high and low-44. Precipitation lust W hours to 7 a.m. — M. Prt-cipltfttlon Jnn. 1 to thin dnto — 32.20. This Dale Last Yrar Mfixlmum ycBtordny—65. Minimum thl« morning—42. Precipitation January l to d»t* —

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