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-•^ —~ *^f6WS?U ... BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T-»E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 6O0THBAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 101 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1953 TEK PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 41 Reservists Die in Cargo Plane Crash Craft Stalls after Take-Off; Only 5 Occupants Survive MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Marine cargo plane carried 41 young Naval Reservists and crewmen to fiery death when it crashed on a farm and burst into flames after taking off from Whiting Field last midnight. Whiting was half of the 400 being flown to Norfolk. Rear Adm. J. P. Whitney, chief of Naval Air basic training, appointed a special board to investigate the crash. long expected trade offensive. Charred bodies of the victims were recovered by Navy teams which worked at the grim task throughout the night. Five other occupants of the 2- engine plane were rushed to pen- sacola Naval Air Station hospital, where two were reported in critical condition and three in serious condition. The plane, transformed into a massive "ball of flames" after plunging into a clump of trees a mile north of the runway, smashed three parked automobiles and plowed into a barn on the farm of Ray Allen. Harold Stokes, city editor of the Pensacola News-Journal, said that when he arrived on the scene shortly after the crash he found "scrambled, scorched bodies scattered all over. "They looked as if their clothes were skin tight, stuck to their swollen bodies." Six survivors were picked up by Navy rescue teams, but one of the men died in the Whiting Field hospital about four hours later without regaining consciousness. The plane was part of a flight of 5 transports which had made a refueling stop at Whiting. They were ferrying 200 reservists from Corpus Christi, Tex., to Norfolk. Va., for another phase of their 6 week summer training program. One plane already had taken off for Norfolk after being fueled. The second had cleared the runway and was gaining altitude when it ran into some unexplained ditfi culty and plunged to the ground. Alex Allen. 15, dashed out of his farm home when he saw "a ball of flame about 150 yards long. "Then the barn caught on fire and a boy came walking up to me. his o'.cthes »eie burning all over! Force budget of former President «»"l «* > «C ff^^pr <'*.*• * 4 WEARY WARRIOR — Forced to retreat with EOK troops on the east central front in Korea when the Chinese Communists hit in force, this tired American soldier finds a few moments to rest by cradling his head in his arms. Lying on the ground in front of him are his helmet and rifle. (AP Wir e photo via radio) New Red 'Offensive' Begins With Signing of Trade Pacts LONDON (AP) — The Soviet Union—with new trade pacts signed with France, Denmark and other Western European nations—appeared today to have launched in earnest her USAF Backers Losing Effort to Regain. Cats By EDWIN B. HAAKTNSON WASHINGTON (AP) —- Air Force enthusiasts appeared today to have lost their congressional fight to recover some of the more than five billion dollars slashed from new funds by the Eisenhower administration. Late yesterday the Senate Appro-* ~—• • priations Committee approved a $34,511,302,000 bill to supply funds for the Air Force, Army and Navy for the fiscal year which began July 1. This was some 77 million dollars more than voted by the House, but it included none of the more than five billions slashed from the Air sad he asked me • to pull off his shoes and clothes," he said. "A neighbor and I put a blanket over the boy and carried him to the side of the house. I got some lard and rubbed it all over him. Then another man came up, with his clothes afire." There were 40 Naval Reservists and six Marine crewmen aboard the R4Q Fairchild Packet plane- Marine version of the C119 Flyir/ Truman by Secretary of Defense Wilson with President Eisenhower's backing. The money bill, biggest before Congress, still is subject to Senate approavl. A floor battle was promised by Senators Russell (D-Ga), Maybank (D-SC) and other Democrats. Unless they convert a considerable group of Republican senators not on the appropriations commit- Boxcar— which is regularly, at- j tee ^hey appeared to be facing tached to the 2nd Marine Air Wing I certain defeat based at Cherry Point, N, C. All the reservists were college students, In their sophomore and junior years and from many stales. As part of their reserve work they are required to take six weeks summer training at naval installations in Corpus Christi and Norfolk. Altogether, 800 reservists are taking part it this summer's pro- The uproar over Air Force cutbacks this session was touched off, not only by the Eisenhower admn- stration's 5-billion-dollar slash in new funds, but also by its decision to lower the goal from 143 to 120 wings of from 30 to 75 planes. Senators Maybank and Hayden (D-Arizi made two efforts within the committee to add 400 millions and 50 millions to the Air Force gra$ucog2 of them at Corpus l fumis . Tnev were beatcn 17.9 and Christ and half at Norfolk. . i 6 . 9> wittl a)] Republicans and At the end of three weeks, the j tnrce -Democrats-Byrd and Aid for 21 Here Counties Ask Drought Assistance Wonted for Areas Omitted from List LITTLE ROCK tfP) — Arkansas wants 21 more counties declared i nounced 1 The trade maneuvers—part of the entire peace offensive—are believed aimed at relieving the economic ills of the restive satellite nations now seething over lack consumer goods. They are also obviously part of the Kremlin's plan to woo Western nations from economic and military ties with the United States. The French and Soviet governments announced yesterday they have signed a 3-year commercial pact—their first since 1934. It calls for an exchange of 12 billion francs ($34,285,760) worth Of goods in the next year, Copenhagen announced Denmark has signed contracts to build five more cold storage.-freighters for the Soviet Union within the next two years. These are part of a new Soviet-Danish 21 million dollar trade deal under which Denmark provides industrial machinery and foodstuffs in return for such Russian goods as wheat, cotton, i"jn ore and asbestos. Previously ;ihe Rii'sians announced they signed a 1953 trade pact with Sweden. Dump riatinum The British Board of Trade an- yesterday the Russians Chinese Infantrymen Swarm Southward in Reckless Drive Tanks and Field Guns Back Daylight Attack By GEORGE MCARTHUR SEOUL (AP) — Thousands of Chinese infantrymen supported by tanks and field guns swarmed recklessly southward in daylight as the Communist boldly beefed up troops which smashed through the Kumsong Bulge this week. Even as Allied air spotters, hill positions taken originally watched Red infantry stream I against little resistance, across the Kumsong River, three j But by noon the South Koreans South Korean divisions moved j won back two of the hills and were utiously northward over ground i assaulting the other two. given up in the mighty Communist The easing of tight military cen- onslaught. , sorship showed that: There was no Indication whether Generally the South Koreans the big Red buildup signalled new have regained the line they were attacks or was a frantic effort to ! supposed to have withdrawn to hold newly-won positions. ! earlier in the week before the Heavy fighting broke out east of i mighty 80,000-man Red assault that the Kumsong Bulge as the Com- j straightened out the Kumson" munists slammed about 4,000 men j Bulge, against South Korean and Ameri- -,,, „ , , .. can positions on the Eastern Front. The Roks ' in the face ° f '«"<> or no resistance, have moved back about to the Kumsong. ; were supposed to have One North Korean regiment — about 2.500 men — struck three hill j positions northeast of the Punch-j ... jowl, about 15 miles east of the ! pu " ed back last Monday to a line Bulge, in a co-ordinated assualt j running east-west along the Kum- backed by 30,000 rounds of artillery j song River just before it flows •-—--• ' in to the Pukhan. But in the confusion of massive See WAR On Taffe 10 inum on the London bullion mar- „, ^,, cu „ ket and that a good part of it Forrest Edwards reported air spot-1 mun! , ;t |ruce'negotiator<- was nost already has been snapped up. A lers sa w many tanks in the open ponecl for , 4 h ^ urs lodav ' t ~ board spokesman said Russia has I alo "£ the Kumsong, but there were i request of the Reds Anrl i also offcre d to sell Britain mangan- few indications the Reds had more lhe interstate Commerce Commis- ' eSe and chrome »''«-two strati 1 »an a token force-if that-below 400 at Norfolk and 400 at Corpus Chrsti swap bases for the final three weeks. The group which had stopped at More Hot, Humid Weather Due for Third of Nation By The Associated Press More hot and humid weather ap- r peared In prospect for wide areas! dent ruman.' in the eastern third of the country 1 As the bill passed the House it today but temperatures were not only upheld the reduced Eisen- around normal levels in other hower budget but clipped another areas. 'billion and a half for it. Temperatures were in the 90s in The Senate committee restored the hot belt area yesterday and ap- , parts O f the reductions, as re- three Democrats—Byrd and Robertson of Virginia and Ellender of Louisiana—voting "No." Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) floor manager for the bill, later told reporters the bill now contains all the money "the President says he needs for the coming year, and that means for airplanes and everything else." Ferguson predicted the Air Force would "get more combat planes under this budget than under the budget proposed by former Presi- eligible for federal emergency! have dumped 30,000 ounces of plat- drought aid. Thirty-five counties already have been declared emergency areas nnd eligible for the government's low- cost livestock feed program. And, . , ese and chrome ores—two strategic j metals used to toughen steel. Trade talks are going on between Soviet agents and British grain brokers under which Britain may iB| buy 6'i million tons of wheat. .*.**- i British traders also are expected ing yesterday, recommended that i lo buy lar s e quantities of Russian Washington grant aid to 12 conn- j ''™° er ln lhe next few months. ties cut from the original relief rec- ' 1Jle Fl '™ch pact grew out of the ommendation and that nine new, ^ as '-West trade conference at and mortar fire, the Eighth Army said.' In a fierce 3-hour fight, the ROKs Irove back the assault force and killed or wounded an estimated 977 Reds, the Army said. Infantrymen of the U. S. 45th Division smashed back two 700-man Red attacks near Christmas Hill. Waves of Allied planes strafed and dive bombed the Red troops as they openly crossed the Kum- song on bridges or forded the river. Heavy trucks rumbled through the shallow water, apparently oblivious to Allied planes overhead. The Fifth Air Force reported that the bulk of 235 sorties flown up to noon were against targets south of the Kumsong where it joins the Pukhan River. One South Korean unit said 45 Russian-built T34 tanks were operating in its area but American officers said the estimates was high. Still, frequent spellings confirmed report cije Commmn'^iB have concentrated more tanks in the Kumsong Bulge than in any one sector for two years. There was no indication the Reds were willing to risk much of their precious armor south of the Kum- song, however. Associated Press Correspondent PROBER — Frank Carr (above) of New York was named by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.), chairman of the McCarthy Senate Investigations subcommittee, to replace J. B. Matthews as executive director of the committee staff, (AP Wire- photo) Ike May Ask Hike in U. S. Debt Limit By STERLING F. GRREN WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Eisenhower, who found himself carrying the biggest national debt in peacetime today, may ask Congress next week to increase the 275-bilIton-doIIar debt limit. A six-billion-dollar debt, resulting from boost in the i new borrowing since the largest " Truce Meeting 8 5 i'CS Reds Request Delny Of 24 Hours in Pos-jibSe Showdown MU.NSAN «!—A possible showdown meeting: of Allied and Com- sion added Arkansas to drought areas where railroads may reduce their rates for hauling hay, feed nd livestock. However, the Arkansas Drought Committee, at its inaugural meet I the river. I Regains 5 Miles Meanwhile the :: •• South , Ttle rece f p "' °, ff until 2 P- ">. (tomorrow (midnight EST today) counties be added to the list , I S e ?. eva The new counties are: Lawrence ^'o" 3 Union, Nevada, Drew. Phimo, Ar-' J I an expected Reel reply to reported (Allied demands that the Commu- "<5 sign an armistice now or face World War II, lifted the debt yesterday to $272,361,259.801.91. This is just seven billions below the wartime peak of February, 1946, and within three billion dol lars of the legal ceiling imposed by Congress. Officials, have predicted the gov ernment will have to borrow at least throe billion dollars more before Congress, driving for ad journmenl by Aug. 1, meets again next January Congressional leaders adopted a wait-and-hope policy. Sen. Knowland of California, the acting Republican leader, said he had received no request for action In this session to raise the debt Chairman Millikin CRCoIo) of ] the Senate Finance Committee said rean northwaid push that tn^ <•<-- i tlle p rospet; t O f „ breakdown in the !'" " 3L 'f""' alc: Interview that gained up to 5 ;/2 miles in three days negotiations i l ncl 'case in ran into its first stiff opposition. Some 700 Chinese counterattacked in the pre-dawn nnd hurled back the ROKs from four Allies Must Fight On If Reds Reject Honorable Peace Dulles Says UN Must Be Ready for Continued War By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEB WASHINGTON Iffi— Grim United States concern over Communist conduct in the- truce negotiations was mirrored today in official word that the Allies must fight on in Korea if the Reds reject an "honorable peace " With the negotiations at a critical stage—indeed, recessed again at Communist request until tonight (midnight EST)—Secretary of State told the nation and the world last night: "We are not suppliants. We are ready for honorable peace. But it the Communists want war, wa must be ready for that, too." Dulles denounced as absurd Red insistence on "guarantees" by the United Nations Command that Syngman Rhee's South Korean government would abide by the truce terms. This has been the apparent cause of Communist re- - fusal to bring the talks to a successful conclusion. Dulles in effect questioned.'the Reds' good faith: "The proposed armistice does not guarantee the future conductor any government. I wish that someone would guarantee the future good conduct of the Communist regime of China. Won't Obstruct "But President Rhee has given explicit assurance that he will not obstruct In any manner the implementation of. the proposed armistice." Dulles spoke over nationwide •adlo and television networks and what he said was also broadcast hroughom the world by the Voice of America. With him on the program was A-sst. Secretary of State Walter S. Robertson, who returned Wednesday from Korea where he obtained 'om Rhee a promise to cooperate vith the proposed armistice. Robertson introduced by Dulles -nd praised for a "fine job of dlplo- ~ 1U .„..,,.. u , c uuui S" Cy i' f' d hC W3S " confldent ° f limit and doubted that any would lesld , en Rhne's sincerity and of come-. | ms intention to carry out In good faith his assurances to me." Robertson appealed for an end to such doubt. He said Rhee had s P™ so! ' ed the United nmission for kansas, Jackson. Ashley and Prairie. J Atlantic Treaty Organlzat The 12 previously recommended: Bradley, Calhoun. Cleveland, Faulk- are largely law pro- finished ducts vital to the economy of'the ner Hempstead, Howard. Little Riv-,, West or of strateglo i mportiince er. Miller. Ouachita, Pulaski, Sevier! to a potemlal af?g ,. essor P and White. As part of its softer „ Rus _ Ken Francis, Gov. Cherry's ex-! sia at Geneva this week agreed to ecutive Secretary, told the group ip u t up four million rubles yesterday that the governor would • million 120 MfGs Hit In 71 Days But No U.S. Sabre Jets Downed in That Period SEOUL W--n,e Air Force said (one today U. S. Sabre jets have shot The second consecutive 24 hour recess requested by the Reds was arranged during a 1 minute meeting of liaison officers at Fanmun- jom. North Korean Col. Ju Yon said the delay was needed for "administrative reasons" and the U. N. quickly agreoti, an official spokesman said. .,, , .... ^ The extra clay gives the Red high '"" ' ' ' he T '' en I command more time to arrive at ' ' what may be a momentous decision vitally affecting the chances for a ' quick end to more than three years in the limit had been dis cussed at White House conierecnes. been afraid that the Reds might use a politi- In Washington. Secretary of State Dulles peared heading for the same i alles ted marks today. It was near 80 degrees during the night in New York and Boston after yesterday's top reading of 96, It was a record the date in New YorK. The mid-continent was the wet spot with light rain in eastern Lower and Upper .ichigan and in the Middle Ohio Valley. It was cloudy in the southeast'" 16 House by by Wilson, through in- which the Air Force would get about 200 millions. But it offset this increase by eliminating 250 millions—half of the 500 million voted by the House— for a pool of defense machine tools requested by Wilson. This was thr- only decrease below — dollars) to aid underdevel- | d^wn 120 Communist MIG jets in I,*," -p os , n ,. nMn , , , ~ •,, continue to press for emergency aid opcd countries under the United ' *<= P»st 71 days without one Sabre' ,°,, ,f ° stlM D ""f , sal ? Fr 'day to thc entire state. j Nations technical assistance p an i being lost in aerial combat. j ' shl „ ^ are ready for honorable Chairman W. L. Jameson Jr., who j Russia never contributed a ruble [ T: e last Sabre was shot down on 1 ^ '" ?°T\ J^T.'U'T' also is head of the State Production | lo this plan before. j May n, the Air Force sa ,d. : £ ov ' ever '. ^ dec ared that "if the and Marketing Administration! Moscow dispatches said this week ' The- Weekly Air Force summary 5ls wam w " r Committee, said he knew of at least Western fur buyers are in Moscow ' six counties not declared eligible for and said bidding for furs is brisk. ' drought relief thare in as much need | "as any county in the state " i He also announced that the PMA committee hafi not named an administrator and that Nolan McGee But he said n i policy decisions had ; cal conference which would follow been made on what to do about it. j " n armistice as a cover to Infil- "We'll have to see what the de : trntc Sol "h Korea and bombard velopments are," Millikin said. I'' w " h hostile propaganda. Rhee "We'll hope that it won't be ncc ! all d he agreed, Robertson said, essary to increase the limit now." 'hat, if the Reds would break faith Might Go On at such a conference, "We ' Sen. George (DGai, a Senate i trv to end the conference j Finance Committee member, saidj sham an d a hostile trick." ~ • 'y can get past lifting the debt limit, it might be able to go for j some time under the 275 billion j coiling. j While a request for a higher : ceiling would be embarrassing i World K t po the world this business Sovlet empire traders ' country by country: would continue as temporary head. 'e must be showed that" 15 MIGs were shoti rendy for thiU ' l00 '" down during the past week and j Dulles branded as "absurd" a seven more were damaged. i Red demand thc Allies guar- Six Fifth Air Force planes were | antee the future conduct of South lost — none of them Sabres., j Korea. Red ground fire shot down two; Robertson said the U. N. Com- Thunderjets and one Marine ; mand now (cols it can in good faith Or,«iV-... ,•_* T.. ..,!.]:,!„-. -..„ f . . n""" ,lilnl politically to the Eisenhower ad ministration, officials insist It would not indicate a debt burden See IKE On Page 10 but generally fair weather prevailed in other sections of the country. Weather ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with widely scattered thundershowers, mostly in south portion; no important temper ture changes. MISSOURI — Fair tonight and Sunday; little, change in temperature tonight; hot and humid Sunday; low tonight 65 to 70; high Sunday mid 90s. Mnxlmum yesterday—Of). Minimum yestcrdny morning—70 Sunset today—7-.12. Sunrise tomorrow—5:01. Mcnn tompfirnture (midway between hlC;h and lowl—80, Prcclp. last 24 hour to 6:30 p.m. yes- tordriy—.07. Preclp. Jan, 1 to dntp—30.-19. This Date Last Yrar Minimum this mnrnlng—74. Mflxlmnm ycstrrrtny—fl,V Preclp. Jan, 1 to date—26.4*. the Senate group, may have been a strategic move for use later in the horse- trading conference with the House to harmonize differences. As the bill reached the Senate, it contained more than lli/ 4 billions of new funds for the Air Force, about 9'/2 billions for the Navy and Marines, more than 13 billions for the Army and 769 millions for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This still was more than a billion below the Eisenhower-Wilson requests. Inside , Today's Courier News ' . , . American League race tightens . . . Rotary beats Kiwanis in LL playoff . . . sports . , . Paffc 6. . . . Russian economic strength may exceed YVeft Europe's in 15 years . . . Page 10 . , , Society New* . . . Page 2, Ed K. Brook Dies; Services Set for Tuesday Services for Eti K. Brook, father of Mrs. G. S. Atkinson of Elythe- vllle, were scheduled to be conducted in Oklahoma City. Okh!., Tuesday morning, following his death here yesterday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Atkinson, where he had made his home for the past seven months. A resident of Oklahoma City, where he lived'with another daughter, Mrs. Chad Hensly and family, Mr. Brook had suffered from leukemia for about one year. An attorney, he was "actively engaged In politics In Oklahoma, where he served as city manager of Muskogee before moving to Oklahoma City, where he was associated with Warner Brothers Productions. He was 71. Survivors in addition to his two daughters include a son, Edward E. Brook of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Eck E. Brook and Arthur Brook of Muskogee: a sister, Miss Irene Brook of Muskogcc, and four grand-children. Holt Funeral Home is In charge. Around with the was repo: Japan—Tokyo is moving swiftly i F9P Panther jet. In addition, one! proc eed witrTan armistice'an"- that into sizable barter deals with the \ Thunderje., one twin engine B2G j Rhee wil , offc . r no obstrucU ' on .. Soviet Union and Communist Chi- i ana one propeller-driven Corsair • na, in an effort to bolster the nation's economy and offset the possible economic shock of a Korean armistice. Australia—Heavy wool buying by Russian interests has been noted on the Australian wool market. Ceylon—Government sources said Ceylon wants to seU Communist i China 70.000 tons of rubber next year, instead of the 50,000 tons she lias already contracted to sell. India—The government Is dlck- Sce REDS On Page 10 were lost to "other causes," probably engine failure. Fifth Air Force said weather sharply cut the air effort early in th( week when Red ground force-.s launched their heavy offensive on the Ea -Central Front. However, the Air Force said carrying it, out In San Francisco, South Korea's ambassador to Washington said bluntly Friday that if the Communists have not agreed to unify Korea six months after a truce Is signed, the Roks will attack Dr. Youn Ohan Yang added at 2,643 strikes were flo ,.i Thursday i a news conference that "We hope land Friday, the last two days of '. lhe United Nations will give us air the week covered in the report, j an d sea support." During the week, the report said, I "If you led you can't fight pilots claimed destruction of 11 j communism any more," he said, Communist tanks, the heaviest i "then don't stop us from fighting— toll since November, 1951. 1 and give us the help we need." Reds Make E. Berlin Armed Camp BERLIN Iff*) — East Berlin was an armed camp or Soviet tanks and troops today as the Russians ami their German puppets shelved their "soft approach" and went over to a terror offensive sgalnst the threat of new East German revolts. Less l.han a week, after martial law was lifted, the elements of two armored divisions clanked back Into East Berlin yesterday. They were dug In today, apparently for a long slay, Communist, propntrnndlsts who had been trilling promise* of rt- form and elementary suddenly changed their tune. They bnrkrd warnings that, the "Fascist underground" which they nliiinort for the June 17 workers revolt, is .still active. They called for "Increased watchfulness" which in Communist jargon means a witch hunt for scapegoat. A purge was underway In the Communist hiernvch of East Germany. Two menacing developments caused the Communist alarm. I. Scattered strikes nnl slow downs throughout the Soviet zone. 2. Hungry East Germans boiled wilh resentment against their masters who turned down sin American offer of food relief. The get-toiinb policy was designed to frighten thc population before they work themselves up to a new open revolt, Official Western sources confirmed that more than 200 tanks and about 14,000 Russian soldiers have occupied Enst Berlin, poised to pounce upon the first stirring of rebellion. County Hospital \ Unit at Osceola Dedication Set Dr. You Chan Yang, South Korea's ambassador to the United States, said last night his country plans to resume the war if a political conference fails within 180 days after a cease fire to agree to unification of Korea. But Yang talking to reporters in San Francisco, declined to cay whether the 180-day truce limit was a condition agreed to in the Rhee- Robertson talks. The broadcast from Washington j constituted a report by Dulles on his five-day meeting here with I Acting British Foreign Secretary j Lord Salisbury and French Foreign I Minister Bidault, as well as a report by Robertson on his presidential mission to Korea. Dulles said "perhaps the most significant" action by the foreign ministers was proposing a meeting; )SCEOLA — Moody Moore of Little Rock, director of state hospital facilities, will speak briefly j with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov on German unity and Austrian independence IS the Soviets "really want peace," Dulles said, they will allow the Germans to unite and, establish their own government and, they will agree to freedom for See DULLES On Page 10 at 2:30 p. in. open-house ceremonies opening the new Osceola unit of the County Hospital, Thud Connally, county nospital administrator announced today. A 32-bed unit, with capacity lor 37 beds, the Osceola hospital will serve Southern Mississippi County. A similar 70-bed unit is under construction here. Although near completion, It is un-ertain when the Blytheville unit will open due to insufficient. sewer facilities which h?ve evoked critism from th-< State Health Department. Of modern design, the Osceola unit has been completely air-conditioned. First patients will be accepted Thursday morning. Arkansas, Missouri On ICC Disaster List W A S HINOTON <<P) - Arkansas and Missouri have been added by the Interstate Commerce Commission .to the drought disaster area In which railroads may reduce their rates for hauling hay, teed and livestock. Colorado, KansM, Texas, Oklahoma nnd New Mexico had previously been placed on the disaster i during operation when full tonnaga list. li not required. Cooler Church Due for Baptists The First Baptist Church tomorrow morning will place in operation its new 50-ton air conditioning unit, purchased by the church at a cost of $13,350. The unit was Installed by City Electric Company, and will ,'unction at capacity attendance, according to (he pastor, the Rev E. C. Brown. Along with the sanctuary, th» unit will service three church offices and eight classrooms, with six of the classrooms not yet connected to the system. The central unit which cools th« sanctuary Is driven by a 50 h.p. motor, nnd will operate »t five levels In order to gain maximum economy

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