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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF WORTHBAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, XLJ'X— &Q. 100 Elytheville Courier DlythevUle Daily New§ Mississippi Valley Leader BlytheviUe Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1953 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Lang Son Is Taken In Boldest French Raid in Indochina LANG SON, Indochina (AP) French Union paratroopers today captured Lang Son, within 10 miles of the Communist Chinese frontier, in the boldest raid of the 7-year-old war against the Vietminh. They succeeded in wrecking the chief supply center for all war equipment supplied to the Vietminh by Red China. A military spokesman said that over the Ky Cua River linking lang while the troops were not expected j g orl w jt n Kwangsi Province in Red to occupy Lang Son £or long, the I china. Military installations were attack proved the French had de- levelled. 828 bombers ripped fresh finitely abandoned defensive tac- gaps j n a n roads leading into Chi- tics and were changing over to the' offensive. Five thousand paratroopers were dropped from American - supplied Dakota and Flying Boxcar transport na over which the Vietminh had been receiving an estimated 3,000 tons of war equipment a month. MISSING— Wilhelm Zaisser, East German security chief, has mysteriously disappeared, according to a West Berlin newspaper. Along with his disappearance, 485 members of his security police have been arrested in a purge of his ministry. Zaisser, as minister of state security, was responsible to Lavrenti Bcria. arrested chief of Soviet secret police. planes in the lightning raid in the enemy's back yard. They quickly j took over control of Lang Son, which j had been in the hands of the Red- led Vietminh for three years. The air attack caught the enemy at breakfast. The paratroopers swiftly routed scattered resistance • after fighter planes and bombers silenced a group of Vietminh antiaircraft batteries made up mostly of heavy machineguns. AoDarentlv the three solid weeks of air attack by French fighters and i the Far East. Only by giving Indochina complete independence, Gen. bombers caused dispersal of most of j Pierre Navarre asserted, could France win her 7-year-war against the the enemy's heavy forces into small- Red-directed Vietminh forces. er unite. American experts here, whose*-—• . The sky troops lost no time m nment js sendi ha , f a „„_ completing the partial job of d* nm dol]ars wonh of m . struction done in air »*f""*- ™» j ^ anmlall to bolster Franoe . F blew up huge stores at war sup- - { a]so we]comed (he declara . Gen, Navarre Backs Indochina Freedom HANOI, Indochina (AP) — Freedom-seeking, anti-Communist Indo- Chinese drew powerful support today from Prance's top military man in up huge plies and ammunition. nited bridges and temporary spa U.S. Tax Take: Over $69 Billion Biggest Income Yet But Still Not Enough To Make Ends Meet ns ; tion in Paris tost night by Navarre, new commander in chief of French armed forces in the Par east. Back in France from his first inspection of the Indochina fighting fronts, Navarre told the French Diplom atic Press Club only "total independence" could j get full participation in the war by the French-sponsored governments of the three associated In- dochinese states of Viet Nam, bodia and Laos. Only such an independence grant he continued, would "permit the withdrawal of nationalist non-Communist elements now fighting in the ranks of the Vietminh." The new French government on WASHINGTON iff! — The federal government collected 369,695,916.968.36 In taxes in the fiscal year which ended June 30—more than | July 3 proposed talks with the In- ever before in peace of war. but do-chinese states aimed at greater not enough to make ends meet, j autonomy for them, but complete The official report of the Bu- [ independence was not offered. Viet reau of Internal Revenue on the j Nam and Laos readily accepted tax take in fiscal 1953, made pub- the invitation Cambodia's King lie today, disclosed that: Norodom Sihanouk prepared a long 1 Total federal revenues were list of counter-proposals. $4,586,331.408.71 higher than in the j Navarre, who has just taken previous year This was equivalent ; over direction of the dull, almost~ c ~' ..... M'Carthy Staffer Is East Berlin Again Hit By Strikes Russian Tank Division Sent Back into City By DAN DE LUCE . .BERLIN (AP) —A Russian tank division rumbled back into East Berlin today as a dangerous new wave o"f anti-Communist strikes marked the first -monthly anniversary of the June 17 workers rebellion in East Germany. The columns of Soviet tanks, troops and armored cars stamped Allies Whittle Reds' GainsAs Foe's Truce Reply Is Awaited and rumbled ostentatiously before dawn through stalin Aiiee, a riot i noon at which the Communist Clark Huddles 3 Hours with UN Negotiators MUSAN (AP) — Gen. Mark Clark fuddled for three hours with L. N. truce negotatiors today in advance of a showdown meeting tomorrow after- .fmo Are 46o3 rSyev emaircn 2. There had been some faulty guesswork in the advance estimates of revenues under the post-Korea tax increases, Actual collections on corporate income and excess profits taxes were reported by the bureau as | Tne fi£jnt began soon after World $21,548,315.834,45. That 29 per cent) War n ~ endea when the Frencn over-estimate was by a mis-guess 01 lethargic war of steaming jungles | and rice paddies, warned that the situation is rapidly becoming: more difficult and a dramatic gesture— such as independence—is now needed. Rods Took Over come taxes. The original Truman estimate for personal income collections was $32,20,000,000. Actual collections were S36.949.861,969.15, or 15 per cent higher. New York State continued to contribute more than twice as much to the federal noffers as any other state. Its citizens and industries paid $12,900,157,997.84 as against $12,327,410,91124 in the previous year. t ,,,. L -., iv~. ~.— j vvar n enaea wnen me .h'rencli incoinpete ; offset in Pi".land their native allies resisted fan- downright ,n individual in- atiC| independence-minded troops added in B led by Moscow-trained Ho Chi Minn. As in many another Asian arena, the Reds took over nationalist aspirations. Little by little, the fight became Communist versus anti - Communist. About three years ago, the United States took a hand. Now American weapons, equipment and supplies are coming in at the rate of 20,000 tons a year. The Western Big Three foreign ministers after Payments by other states (with j their Washington meeting indicated U.S. Library Program Head Calls Prober Incompetent Observer By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON tffi— The head of the U. S. overseas library progiar* has denounced a prospective new member of Sen. McCarthy's inves tigating staff as "completely in comptent as an observer or down right malicious." .-? : •''*:•:, Dr. Robert L/- J< that Karl..£j. testify on yDiUerhe'Ms *& him. Baarslag was quoted in a Wash ington dispatch to the New Vork World-Telegram & Sun as saying the 189 libraries operated by John son's agency in 63 countries "just don't go in Tor anti-Soviet literature." Johnson, retiring chief of the State Department's International Information Agency (IIAi, said he had written McCarthy requesting full details of BanrsHtg's inspection of overseas libraries. , "I can not understand why any one would deal in such patent false hoods unless he were completely incompetent as an observer or malicious," Johnson statement last night. Baarslag, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., was not immediately reached for comment. He formerly was research director on subver sion and unAmerican activities for the American Legion's National Americanism Commission. Wants to Confer McCarthy picked him last week to be research director for the Senate investigations subcommit tee he heads But the Wisconsin Republican said he wanted to con focus a month ago. The Russians poured into East Berlin from the southeast, the east and the north. Soviet martial la^', proclaimed at the June 17 outbreak, was lifted in East Berlin only last Saturday night. The last of the 25.000 Rus sian armored troops who put down the rebellion withdrew at that time. It could not be confirmed im mediately whether the Soviet forces had also gone back into other Ea'st German cities where martial law ended last weekend. At Merseburg, near Halle, a Sovietowned Buna synthetic rub ber plant- has been paralyzed since | Wednesday by a sitdown strike of 14,000 workers demanding release of comrades jailed after the June 17 rebellon. Slow Down Underway An anti-government slowdown has been under way at the Zeiss Optical works at Jena since Tues day. Zeiss employes walked out last. Saturday but were forced back on the Job Tuesday when the local Russian Command threatened to 'shoot every tenth striker." The new Russian march into East Ber 1m appiienU\_^a* intended to ore ,_ -L * fiom spreacing to the Kast /one capital In East Berlin 82 tanks were counted by German eyewitnesses on Stalin Alice in the first hour of the march. v, Thirtyeight trucj-.loads of as- ijfof*?-*,*%&&?. -*M&'" - •- -••-"'*- through the troubled housing' pfo ject center. The East German Communists warned ominously today that "Fas cist nests" e>:ist in their Btrategic industries. They proclaimed, in ef feet, a terror campaign against proWestern Socialists in the 1,700, 000 member Communist party and against influential nonCommunists in the Soviet zone's labor force. Rainfall Here Said Adequate Exceptions, However, In South Missco Mississippi County generally has had adequate rainfall on the" heels of an early summer drouth, a check Committee yesterday. He reoorts following scattered rains yesterday to the nation by radio MBS, NBC, and last night revealed today. ABC and television CBS, NBC at Exceptions are in the southern 8:30 p. m. (CST) today, end of the county, where areas i Clark told newsmen he had "noth high command is expected to answer an Allied demand for a quick Korean armistice. There was no hint of what was discussed during the secret elev enthhour conference, but sources said there was no question but what the U. N. commander and his ne gotiating team mapped strategy for the c. jcial session at Panmun jom tomorrow, The top'evel delegations are to meet at 2 p. m. (midnight today EST). Clark told newsmen before flying back to his Tokyo headquarters that he talked over the truce situa tion with ihe U. N. delegation, led by Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr. He refused to discuss details. The negotiations were in recess Friday. The Reds asked for a 1 day recess Thursday after the U. N. delivered what Washington sources called a firm demand that the Reds agree immediately to steps leading to a prompt armistice. Informed quarters have said efforts to agree on final details of a truce were stalemated by Red demands for the recapture of 27,000 anti-Communist war prisoners liberated last month and ironclad guarantees that South Korea will honor a truer. Harrison was said to have told the Beds: 1. The U. N will not'meet their .demand for the recapture of the •ged on/'brders of Presi -deKnByngfhan-llfefe." " 2. The U. N. has given adequate assurances that South Korea will abide by a truce. 3. There no longer is any reason why the Communists should delay signing an armistice. Promised Co-operation President Eisenhower's truce en voy, back in Washington after more than two wteks of conferences aimed at winning Rhee over to a truce, told Congvess Thursday the South Korean President promised j would return 10 the job while the in writing to cooperate in an armi ; wage decision was being reached. Differences between the contractor —Ditmav. Dickmnnn and Picknns of Little Rock—and labor centered on the \vasc scale {or those two classifications- The two striking unions were Carpenters Local No. ]440 and Hod- REGAINING GROUND — Map above shows the area in which Chinese Communists attacked in force earlier this week and which is now being slowly regained by UN troops in the first open warfare in about two years. The Reds aimed at the important allied roadway point of Kumhwa and flattened the UN-carved bulge shown above, UN troops today, however, were re-shaping this bulge as they pushed -back the attackers. (AP Wirephoto Map) slice. Assistant Secretary of State Walter S. Robertson, the truce emissary, also was represented as saying he thinks the Communists really want a cease-fire and will Fign a truce agreement soon. R. *ertson met seperateiy with genate and House Foreign Affairs around Dyess, Whitten, Marie and Reiser have gone almost rainless Deductible Storm Insurance Order Rescinded LITTLE ROCK (/PI — Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Ha.rvey Combs yesterday rescinded his order permitting S50 deductible clause in wind, hail and storm insurance policies. Combs said the deductible clause was designed to be optional but that prices fixed by the Insurance Bating Bureau for non-deductible insurance were making it mandatory. He said he had asked the bureau to file a new application for such insurance. The order, which went into effect June 29, allowed insurance firms to pay all damages above $50, with home-owner bearing the _ first $50 cost. All policies written since June . 29 and containing the deductible clause will be rewritten to conform to any new order issued by the insurance department. Inside Today's Courier News .. .Kiw.-inis, RoUs battle to- draw.. .New song for Yanks on current road trip.. .sports... Patrcs fi and 7. ., -Jet fighter Rftts 715-mph record... Page 12. ...Farm news...Page 9, .. .News of Men in Service.,, Pa-;r R. ... SoHrty nov/s,. .Paso 1. ($157,252,-} For its support of France's anti- Communist war, however, the United Stales has drawn considerable criticism from Asians who interpret the French campaign as an effort to reimpose old style, white man imperialism on the Indochi- ! An independence grant, Avneri- I cans here argue, would knock the • props from under this charge. j At a recent ceremony in Saigon, I U. S. Ambassador Donald R. : Heath declared the armies of the ; French Union and of the associated | states "arc fighting not only for : flic cause of their own independ- ! ence and liberty, but also for that of the other countries of Southeast Asia and the free world." Would Be Springboard The French and the Americans figure that if the Communists win Indochina, they will sweep on through Thailand, Malaya, Burma and Indonesia to win a vast empire of rice, rubber, tin and oil. Along with America's increased aid to the French, the Vietminh also are steadily getting more and i more war equipment—from Red China. French Army officers estimate the Chinese sending more than 3,000 tons a. month across Indochina's northern border, triple the estimated deliveries six months See INDOCHINA on Page U ing to say" when asked about pros pects for a truce signing. The U. N. Commander said all i actions in the Senate yesterday: j 1. Sen. Monroney (DOkla) took ; the floor to say his recent criti j cisms of McCarthy hace brought 'a flood of "fan mail" and a lesser amount of "pan mail." Among the j latter, he said, was a letter which said, "You are a murderer and a traitor read this fall dead." 2. Sen. Goidwater (KAriz) in serted in the record an article by j Richard Gray president of the j AF L Building and Construction ! Trades Department, saying too j much attention is being paid to McCarthy's methods and not enough to his "expose of U. S. Communists who have infiltrated into high places." Johnson's attack on the state ments attributed to Baarslag de clared that six million antiCom munist books have been distribu j ted by the overseas libraries. He i said only 39 books by Communist j authors were found on the shelves ] and these, he said, are no longer j there. i during the past two weeks while relief came to other parts of the coun- i meetings at Panmunjom will ty. | main secret and "regardless County Agent Keith Bilbrey said here this morning that the northern part of the county has had ''entirely adequate" rainfall that is ''sufficient for the time being." re of whether they (The Reds) break their word, I wall not. We have an agreement for executive sessions and neither I nor any of my sub ordinates will in any way violate ; , Meanwhile, Assistant County, it." Agent Charles Wood at O.sceola said I Peiping radio accused the Allies the named areas plus sectors in the : Of walking out on the. negotiations : central southern portion and south Wednesday and Clark later called j wet portion of the county still were the Red broadcast a violation of ; in need of rain, while the remaind-j the secrecy agreement, or of the South half of the county j The U. N. commander flew to has had adequate rain. Court Upholds Grow Conviction Munsan in a light plane Friday morning and immediately went into conference With Harrison and the three other U. S. truce dele gates. The fifth member of the Allied truce team, South Korean MaJ. Gen. Choi Duk Shin, has boycotted both Munsan and Panmunjom since May 25. The boycott is an expres SEOUL (AP) — Fiercely counter attacking Allied in- fantyrmen — perhaps including Americans — whittled down Red gains up to seven miles on the flaming Central Front in what Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor called " the first resumption of open warfare in two years." Latest reports cleared by censors said South Korean soldiers hit and overran about 1,500 Chinese Reds in the Kumsong River valley. Taylor, U. S. 8th Army com mander, disclosed that the Chinese Reds' massive lOdivision offensive this week—mightiest in two years —flattened the Allies' Kumsong Bulge. This meant a TJ. N. with drawal of up to seven miles and total Red gains of up to 60 square miles. The 9th American Corps and 2nd Korean Corps were identified as manning the Kumsong River line —the first disclosure that TJ. 8. infantrymen were in the area hit by the giant Red push. Tight military censorship hid of iicial mention of whether Ameri cans were taking part in the big counterattacks. Front Stabilized Taylor said the front was etabil ized "generally along an east west line at the base of, the former salient"—where the Allies held a sevenmile northward bulge as a result of gains 20 months ago. Dispatches cleared by censors meanwhile told of successful South Korean counterattacks -it both sides of the front, backed by swarms of American and Allied warplanes and thunderous artillery. The ROK division which Thurs day night smashed a Chinese at tack aimed at the vital highway junction of Kumhwa, western an chor of the Central Front, was identified by Taylor as the 9th. heroes of savage fighting at White Horse Mountain last fall. Friday the ROKs launched a daring counterattack and recap tured two outpost hills. Taylor said the South Koreans inflicted heavy losses on the Chinese. Other South Koreans were offl cially reported to have scored even larger gains—more than a mile— on the Kumsong Front to the east, where the Reds had advanced up i to seven miles Monday and Tues PAYETTEVILLE W) - The new day. State Publicity Commission today! Associated Press Correspondent i named Craig Jerry Campbell of Pa-! Forrest Edwards called the Kum Carneis and Common Lataucrs Lo-1 rls as Art; , nsas * ubliclt ' y director . j song counterattack the biggest Al The J9S3 General Assembly set' 1951 the salary for the job at $7.200 a ' Taylor said D. N- units recov year. ; lied advance since late autumn, Campbell will succeed Mrs. vir- ered rapidly from blows of the gene Robinson, who was named i Chinese offensive, which he estl publicity director during the admin- mated at a strength of 10 divisions istration of former Gov. Sid Me- —80,000 to 100.000 troops. Math. I Korean orps were identified a3 Peter J. Harkins of Fayetteville, I "Commanders have regrouped an employe of Radio Station KBRS i tneir un 'ts and have pressed back at SPringdale, was appointed assist- j to contact with the enemy, in the ant director at $4.800 a year. | f' rst resumption of open warfare Ferdinand Kaufman Jr., of Little ; in nearly two years," he said. Rock, staff photographer of the' "The attack has been intermit Arkansas Democrat, was appointed ten' across the front during the photographer. past two days," Taylor said, with Miss Mary Elizabeth Arnold of the exception of the two major ROK Jamestown, a recent University of actions at Kumhwa and in the Arkansas journalism graduate and Kumsong valley, about 15 miles the University's Miss Arkansas ( apart. Traveler last year, was appointed i Presumably there were U. S. Reduced U.S. Aid Cuts Health Unit Personnel Mississippi County's Health Unit lost the services ot one full-time j and one pert-time worker as a result of reduction in federal health aid to states, it was disclosed here today. —~——+ One clerk in the Manila office of the henHh unit, for West Mississippi County, was dismissed and services of a BlytheviUe physician who hnd served as a part-time venereal disease clinician were lost to the unit here, Mrs. Annnbell Fill, county health nurse, said today. Sixty-seven persons were cut from pay rolls ol state, county and city health departments over the state as a result of the cut in federal grants, State Health Officer Dr. J. T. Hcrron said in Little Rock. Dr. Herron said the etate would Irate Celled Workers Return As Mediators Look for Prevailing Wage Data OSCEOLA — The three-week-old stoppage at the construction site of O?ceola's Crompton - Shenandoah textile plant has ended while State Labor Commission mediators attempted to determine prevailing wages for carpenters and day laborers in this nvea. S'ate Labor Commissioner Joe Cash ,'ifiid union workmen here receive $476,811 from the federal government for health service? in 1953-54 fiBcal year compared to S638.570 last year and $335,364 in 1849-50—the peak year of federal grants for health services. State Publicity Man Is Named Jerry Campbell Gets Newly-Created Job 'Open Warfare' Resumed First Time in 2 Years cal No. 1323- Cnrpentf-r.s. receiving with the construction company agreeing to pay- that wa#e if the union could prove such a wage prevailed here. Common Li borers, being paid 80 cents an hour, are seeking SI.30, which the contractor has refused to pay. The striking unions picketed the construction Kite until an injunction to halt picketing was obtained by city officials in an effort to speed work on the project. August Draft Quota for Is Only 11 Men WASHINGTON tfl — The TJ. S. Court of Military Appeals today upheld the court martial conviction j s fon of president Rhee's violent of MaJ. Gen. Robert W. Grow, opposition to whose di? , fell into Russian hands ! no ^ guarante and provided propaganda for Mbs-1 nf hie , „„,,,,_ cow. Grow was sentenced to 3 truce which docs prompt unification rimanded and be rep- suspended from Lists Unification Issue The truce, which was virtually secretary to the director. Mississippi county Draft Board NO. 47 will furnish 11 of the 312 j /-/ ero f-feads Back J HONOLULU W) — Col. I Smith of Palls Church, information released today by E. L. Compere, State Selective Service Director. This is the smallest quota received by the local board .since August of last year. Miss Rosa .Saliba, secretary of Draft Boarri No. 47 stat- j ed. The largest number of inductees during the pnst year was 58 in February ot this year. Va., a Corps Medal of Honor win- n::- in World War II, stopped over in Honolulu yesterday on his way to Korea to fly jets. In World War II, Smith shot down 19 planes. But They Don't Know It TULSA, Okla. (fP)~ For nine years Bob Hnnscn watched two strange they were sotols, a rare desert spe- Joe Dildy Joins R&D Commission Joseph L. Dildy of Nashville, Ark., former high school coach here, has been appointed associate inuu'strial engineer for the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. Coach here from 1937 through 1941, Mr. Dildy produced two command of troops for six months. | ready for signing when Rhee or The court's opinion, written by^ ere ^ ^ n e liberation of antlRed Judge Robert E. Quinn, said the! Korean prisoners, provides that evidence "established the guilt of ! unification will be considered at a the accused on each offense of. poslarmistlce political conference, which he was convicted." ' See TRUCE <in rage 12 Mr. Dildy, who was a member Sen. Knowlond Predicts: No 4-Cent Stamp This Session ""•' , , •,, , •, , ivl1 - i^uuy, wno was a mcmoer cies which can t grow In Okla- of the university of Alabama Rose Iwma ollmntc. Bowl team of 1934 will handle The p'nnts nre 10 feet tall and community development work In i still growing. . . | Southwest Ark»iisa«, j WASHINGTON W) — Senator Knowland (R-Oall(), acting majority leader of the Senate, said today he does not believe Congress will take any action at this session on President, Eisenhower's request for higher postal rates. Knowland expressed this view nl. n news conference following a two-hour meeting of the Senate GOP Policy Committee. Eisenhower want* po»tal rnu» boosted to diminish a deficit in the Post Office Department expected to run close to 600 million dollars this year. One proposed boost would make letter postage 4 cents instead of 3 cents. The request already has encountered seriius opposition in the House and time is running out. Knowland said a July 31 adjournment looks "nwrr likely today than «ver before." Sen. Toft Out For the Session NEW YORK .7P.—A hospital bulletin said today that Sen. Robert A. Taft, (R-O(, who recently underwent an exploratory operation for a hip ailment, does not intend to return to his duties in Congress for the remainder of this session. . The. announcement wns made by New York Hospital, where Taft is recuperating from the exploratory operation of the abdominal wall made last week. Freight Cars Derailed LITTLE ROCK m— Eight cars of a northbound Missouri Pacific (rfiRht train dmilltcl h'-re late last nlrrht. No one was injured, and Ihe rail lino was rfoponctl to trafllc within a few hour). Triple Jet Ace Jahara Misses Last Opportunity To Tie Record for War SEOUL </Pi— America's 'first ]et ace, Maj. James Jabara, flew his last, two Korean missions today in an all-out but unsuccessful attempt to shoot down his 16th Red MIG and tie the Korean War record. The cignr-chewing Jabara lost his chance to tie the record set by Capt. Joseph McDonnell Jr, Apple Vnlley, Calif., when the few MIGs he spotted on his first mission of the day .disappeared into the clouds over North Korea. On his second mission of the day—the 100th of his second tour in Korea and his ll!3rd of the war —the Wichita, Kan., Sabre jet pilot didn't evea sight a Communist plane. Jabara has been ordered to report to 5th Air Force headquarters here tomorrow morning and will be sent back to Japan and then to' the United Stales. troop ssomewhere between. Taylor's statement said only that the U. S. 9th Corps was defending part of the front hit by the Red onslaught. There was no indication which divisions were on the line. Latest available information showed the 9th Corps made up of the U. S. 4th 3rd and 45th Divl sions and the ROK 2nd and 3rd Divisions. The Turkish Brigade, Philippines Battalion Combat Team and the Greek Battalion were attached to the 0. S. 3rd Division. Weather ARKANSAS — Scattered thun- dershowcr.s this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; no important tem- pcrature changes. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy with little change in temperature tonight nnd Saturday with widely scattered thundershowers south and east portion tonight and Saturday; low tonight 65-70; high Saturday 83-92. Maximum yesterdny—85. Minimum yesterday morning—77. Sunset today—7:13. Sunrise tomorrow—5:00. Mean temperature (midway between lRh and low)—79. Preclp. last 24 hours to 6:30 p.m, yesterday—,09. Preclp. Jnn. 1 to dnt<v-30.5I. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—71. Mnxlmum yostrrdny—88, Preclp. Jan. 1 to date—M.97.

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