The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1955 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 25, 1955
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FRIDAT, MARCH 25, 1955 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg PAGE THREI Inside-Levee Farmers In SeMo Hurt by Flood By H. L. YEAGEB COTTONWOOD POINT — Old Man River will cut a half million dollar swath through Ihe fertile crop land behind the levee from Hickman Bend to Memphis, Tenn., in its present flood stage, it is estimated. Farmers in these areas are look- tog the situation over gloomily, flood waters began to push oat in the low places the first of the week »nd river forecasters predict a six foot flood stage. Many acres of oats and wheat have been sown between the levee end the river on areas known as Islands. These islands connect with the mainland in normal stages. Rain in the upper watershed would worse. make the situation here Commodity And Stock Markets— N«w York Cotton (12:3t dioUUani) May 3335 3387 3370 3371 July 3406 3406 3394 3395 Oct 3414 3414 3402 3402 Dec 3422 3422 3412 3413 New Orleans Cotton May 3380 3382 3368 July 3401 3403 3392 Oct 3409 3409 3401 Deo 3416 3417 3411 Chicago Corn Mar .... 145 3 ,4 146 May .... 148'i 148',i 144147'/ 145 14T/B Chicago Soybeans Mar May July Sept 255 255 24T,i 247% 240 240 236 Viz 236'/2 252% 245 Vi 238 '•234 \', 2461/ 239 235 The lower valley and tributaries of the Mississippi have been flooded for over a week. The situation is reported a« the worst in years. Contrary to ordinary supposition, drainage of farm lands of our upper section of the delta, is through the big ditches to the west where it joins with rivers that shed uplands toward the Ozarks. This surplus water is headed for Big Lake in Northeast Arkansas and reaches the Mississippi at Helena. Some Benefits Heavy rains the past two weeks were of no grave concern to farmers back from the river on the Missouri side. The ground was thirsty to a great depth from two years of sparse rainfall. Many farmers in Pemiscot County were able to get in the drier fields Thursday. Farm lands where overflow is not a hazard have been greatly benefitted by the heavy rainfalls. Within a mile of the levee, farm lands will not escape seep water, but this is pointed to as a benefit and this ground will have moisture throughout even a dry crop season. Islands 16 and 17 which are from Portageville south are recognized as productive, yielding big crops and big profits when flood waters do not destroy the crops. The turn to cereal and small grain crops is a greater hazard river farmers are now taking. They have ordinarily better chances with cotton, beans and con^ but crop controls and labor problems have caused farmers of these areas to experiment with small grain crops which can be produced at much less cost in mechanized operations. Ferry Running At Cottonwood Point, flood water crept over the road from the levee to the Taylor Ferry Thursday. The ed before, a decision they make generally in their own premonitions and with aid, if necessary, from the outside. They will remove livestock, perishables and household effects until flood waters recede and their homes can be renovated. In these areas, farmers will be late with crops because the planting season is but a month off. Late plantings are dubious and in these exegencies many to get planted. fertile fields fail USDA (Continued from Page » lasses of $100 or more this year. The committee Is composed of 50 members, 30 Democrats and 20 Republicans, with Rep. Cannon D- Mo. chairman. The report was drafted by a subcommittee of four Democrats and three Republicans under the chairmanship of Rep. Whitten D-Miss. Subcommittee reports are prepared In advance of the full committee sessions and normally are tactily approved by the entire committee money recommendations. There was no immediate comment from the Agriculture Department. The committee accused the CCC of having "largely overlooked" its responsibility to protect the government's investment in food surpluses. The CCC has invested more than seven billion dollars to support farm prices, the committee said, but up to February of this year nearly $3,700,000,000 worth of commodities had never been offered for sale abroad at competitive prices. Demands Sales Manager "There is reason to believe that such products could be sold in world markets through normal channels if an effort were made to do so on a competitive basis," the committee commented. It directed the CCC to get a sales manager at once and to develop a program under which sur- •j:js commodities will be sold for the best price the government can get. The committee directed the CCC to reduce its storage costs at least 20 per cent during the coming year Red Cross Drive Over Half Complete The Red Cross Drive passed the halfway mark In contributions yesterday as the total reported amounted to $7.627.19, with the Gosnell- Calumet community going over its last year's quota by 135 with a total of S154.50 reported for this year. Contributions received in the past eventually holding only one year s few days listed in their respective [ security reserve. The surpluses groups and communities, are: j held by the CCC were acquired Blytheville business contributions: j under price support laws adop S50—Huddleston Grocery; by Congress. Benson has contem Chicago Wheaf Mar .... 212 212' 4 2 May .... lin 3 , 197% 1 New York Stocks A T and T — n Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steal Chrysler Corn-C-iln G?n Elr-ctric G^n Motors Montgomery Ward N y Central I-it, Harvester P:w.blic Stc»l IMriio Fr-.cony Vacuum EUHii'bitki'r St.'iv.dnrd of N J T~x;'s Corp p'-nrs U S Steol a channel in Island 16. j ] It was necessary to discontinue | | ferry service at Portageville and j j Cfirthersville several days ; the ferry at CotUmwood Poi : caught most of tills traffic fui BCV- ^ : rral days. While it is not expected that the ferry at Cottonwood will be discontinued for a time, heavy trailer tiucks will perhaps seek other me anu ?i p o ! ^t nd iT.i:Lat 3int has .J". ... for sev- - alll j B '" 19 1-4 37 38 85 1-2 44 52 7-8 13 1-4 113 3-4 92 81 1-2 81 | Gentry Turner. Henry Rosamond; i Bill Michael. Richard Neal. Anna j Mae Long, B?tty A. Harber. Maxine ' Demand. Both Bunch. Betty Hoiland. Marcrlle Webb, Sherie Thomp- Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. liP—i USDA)—Hogs 7.500; higher; bulk choice 180-220 Ib 17.50-75. few 180 3-4 67 57 132 5-8 S 73 5-8 j crossings. 116 [ The ferry at Cottonwood operates 50 5-8 j during floods as long as the port or 95 3-8 dock can be reached on the Tennessee side. . Island 16 is now covered with son , nianna Zeller. Cliffie Overman, flood water. J Ann Garner, W. O. Blackburn, Jr., j Families in the flood areas are i Milton Howard. J. W. Trull, Bernard | being forced from their homes. It j street. Don, Billy Willi- situation they have experienc- j ams. Bobbie Owens. Reryle Duncan, Jackey Woodard; J. W. Kelly. John Chalk. James Bedford, Tony McAdams, Betty Jenn Freeman. Mary Ann Frayscr. C. Y. McWaters, Doris L. Palmer, Elmer Hunchausen, Leo Dodfion, Elbcrt Ross, Ernest Walker, Chester Baldwin. H. V. Caudell: J. W. Hutchison. Juaniia Poe. Julia Cox, Mrs. Tillman. Lucinda Cate. George Cox. Emily Council. Mary Essary, Dorothy Pern', Vala Hawkins; Myrtle Ballard. Mary Jane Crawford. Rayburn Stone. Gladys Caldwell, Fannie Mar Shelton, Julia .dopted ided that past price support laws were unrealistic and encouraged surplus production. The committee report continued: "Evidently, with the Department Smith j of Agriculture, a branch of the ! executive department, political^ and other considerations predominate to the point of preventing iction." "Proper actions by the corporation are made subservient to host of other considerations, many of which . . . are unsound. These actions by the secretary of agriculture and others about him pear to be part of a plan to use CCC costs and losses to support their determined efforts to change the price support program.' Deficiencies Found The Committee said its . investigators found "numerous examples , of administrative deficiencies, ex- Ritchey, George Ledbetter. { cess i ve operating costs, lack of Shanks, Eernice Woodward, j pprsonnel training and supervision. and inadequat • sales policies" as S50—Huddleston Grocery $45—Kroger Grocery; $35—Taylor & Sudbury; S25—Dr. I. R. Johnson. L. K. Ashcraft Company, Louis Applebaum; $20—BlytheviUe Sales Co.; $15—E. J. Cure, Rocky Studio: S10—Blytheville Board of Trade. J. P. Lenti Co., J. Mell Brooks. Mrs. Aubrey Conway, Firestone Store. Dr. J. E. Beasley. Borum's Drug ! Store. J. F. Pruitt; I $5—A. B. Smith, Tom's Bargain Center. R. H. Perkins, J. F. Harsh- S2~Joe Greeson, Opal Riggs. B. F rv atherston; $1—R. S. Weidman, Billy Davis. C. A. Sallis, Mrs. C. A. Kennedy. E.nsie Scruggs. E. Adkisson. R. A. Edgecomb, Vaughn Johnson. Lloyd Allbritton. Mary Pike, Bob Huey. Lynn Walton, Bruce J. O. Gwendolyn Rhodes, Bob Gaddis, ! Chinese Demand Name Change For Roosevelt Road TAIPEI. Formosa tP> — Letters are pouring into newspaper offices " C suggesting that Roosevelt 17 85; choice No. 1 and 2 18.00; 220-240 Ib 1725-65: 240.270 1 b 1^6 75,j ™ ^ _ VnVofihe main thorough! 17.2^; J70-.Jl, Ib.2o-r5; "0-1 (Oj f f T s i; b given anof h.,- lb 17.25-75; sows 450 Ib down 15.00- name p ' b 50: heavier sows 13.75-14.75; boars 9.50-12.00. Cattle 700. calves 500: about steady: butcher yearlings heifers mostly commercial and j Russia" aT NaVonalisi"China's ex- Roori 18.00-21.00: utility and commercial cows 12.50-15.50; canners and cutters 10.50-12.50; thin shelly canners 9.00-50; bulls utility and commercial ,13.50-15.00: canners and cutters 10.0043.00; prime veal- ers 31.00; sood and choice 23.0029.00; commercial and good 17.0023.00: cull and utility 10.00-14.00. The letters are a result of the publication of the Valla papers and j the general belief here that Presi- an j dent Roosevelt made concessions to Russia pense. Return to Ice Island Planned Puryear Rites Are Tomorrow Services for Mrs. Holder P. Pur- ylear, 80, of Jonesboro, who died yesterday at St. Bernard Hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Gregg Funeral Home, Jonesboro. She had been 111 for seven weeks. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. j. W. Dolen; and two nieces, Mrs. Elberl Huffman of Blytheville and Mrs. I M. Cnstlio of Luxora. Willing to Try /* PASADENA, Cnllf. Wl — Ted R. Smith, 44. Pasadena civil defense director and father of one child, has offered to undergo a Nevada atom bomb test In an underground concrete shelter within a mile of ground zero. "Somebody has got to try these things out," he said. There has been no comment from officials on the offer, made to the itate civil defense director. Atomic Trains WASHINGTON m — The possibility of developing atomic-powered railroad locomotives will be stud- led with Atomic Energy Commis- ilon permission, by the Baldwln- Llma-Hamilton Corp. of Philadelphia and the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Co. A's Want Area Font KANSAS CITY (/Pi—"The Ath- k'tlcs will be an area team with Ian clubs In every community of more than 1,000, population throughout! this .section of the tmmtry," predicts A's general man- •gcr Parke Carroll. The fireft would «tend from Oo- limbla, Mo. on th« out to the fnlorado line wc«t and from Tulaa, fclcin. on lh" south to Mnoon City, fcwa on the north . WASHINGTON I/P)—A party of U. S. scientists will move back next month to the floating ice island which weather observers abandoned in the Arctic Ocean almost a year ago. The Air Force's Research and Development Command said today the. scientists will remain until Sept. 1 for terrestrial and biological research. The big ice cube, designated T3, was large enough to support a 4,000-foot runway at one time, it has drifted high up in the Arctic Ocean, and at one point came within 150 miles of the North Pole in its rambling course. Harrison Scene Of Spelling Bee Fourth annual district spelling contest will be held tonight at 7:30 at Harrison High School gymnasium. Participating schools Include Promised Land, Number Nine, Clear Lake, Robinson and Elm Street. Era Thompson, Mary Payne, T. H, Green, A. Thompson and Robert Wylcy will introduce the various groups. Carrie B. white, Catherine Flowers and J. D. Clayton will be pro- nounccrs. L. D. JefTers. M. R. Lester, Onetia Young, Artls Sawyer and Rosie L. Williams will serve as judges. Haynes, Lucille Clayton. Blytheville residential d i s trict contributions: $10—Mrs. J. G. Sudbury; $5 — Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Jontz. Chapter N of PEO: SI—Joe Fellhaucr. Mrs. Joe Fell- haucr. Mrs. O. C. Ganske. will Allen Pickard. Mrs. Jake Huffman, Mrs. D. L. Boyd, Mrs. G. S. Atkinson. Mrs. W. M. Burns, Mrs. A O. Hudson; Mrs w. J. Willingham, Mrs. Leslie Hooper, Mrs. E. D. Ferguson. Mrs. W. W. Stanton, Mrs. Man-in Nunn, Mrs. E. F. Still. Mrs. Paul Pryor, Virginia Austin; Mrs. Nora Mclhvain. Mrs. S. T. Brackin. Mrs. James B. Tully. Mrs. Virgie Lendennie. Outlying districts: Flat Lake—District contributions: S61.00: $5—Mrs. Harold Sudbury, Mrs. C. M. .Abbott. Mr. C. M. Abbott. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hale, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Craig. Mrs. J. L. Plunkett, Mrs. J W. Maloney; S2-Mrs. '\V. H. Heath. Mrs. W. H. Cakhvell, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Abbott; SI.50—Mrs. Blanche Somers. Mrs Aubrey Bruce; $1—Patty June Davis. Mrs: Cecil Pruitt. Mrs.' 0. B. Redford, Mr. O. R. Redford. E. C. Thompson, Mrs. E. C, Thompson, Mrs Iverson Morris, Mrs. Garrett Abbott. Mrs. J. B. Freeman, Mrs. E. C. krutz, Mrs. O. J. Rodgers; Lone Oak district contributions— $19.35: $5—J. W. Fields; $1—J. W. Walters, Homer Hodge, J. R. Coleman, Garland Moody, Clarence Helms, .Homer Storey, R. E. Davis, Russell Koonce, Glen Alexander, Tom Brittaln, Douglas Robertson, Opa Harris, Thelma Cnthey, Shelby McCook; Gosnell-Calumet community: $3—Charles & Elsie Smith; $1 — Lester Reams, Fred White, Tom Grimes. well as '.'questionable practices" in the Commodity Stabilization Service. "Evidence was developed." U said, "indicating that the same operating negligence and administrative irresponsibility resulting in the widespread grain scandals revealed ... a few years ago are st in existence. Information was also presented indicating that grain bins have been recently purchased from some of the same concerns which delivered poor quality structures under similar contracts on previous occasions." The committee ordered restored a cut proposed by the administration of S18.359.447 in "action" programs, which include disease and pest control, soil conservation operations, flood prevention, and the school lunch program. It approved lending authority of i 160 million dollars as requested for ! the Rural Electrification Adminis- i tration and 75 millions for rural j telephone installations. The farm- I evs Home Administration was given 153 millions: a budget boost 1 of II million, in loan authorization. Research BudRet Cut For regular departmental activities, the committee voted the department S694.107.434 in cash, a budget cut Of S17.424.524. For special activities, it approved the entire $184,517.957 requested. The latter sum consists mainly of reimbursing the CCC for funds advanced to finance programs such as providing wheat for Pakistan and furnishing emergency feed assistance. The committee cut $188,000 from the department's research budget, commenting that some of the research seemed to be of "doubtful value" in the fields of Guatemalan orchids and "the difference in clothing- worn by city and farm families in Kansas." It increased by S5.206,379 the New Location of WHITLEY OFFICE SUPPLY 106 S. FIFTH - PH. 3-8802 ROYAL TYPEWRITER SALES and SERVICE PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture our own High Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Israel Charges Egypt with Violence Act JERUSALEM W — An Israeli military spokesman charged that armed Egyptians shot up a wedding party in southern Israel last night, killing a girl and injuring IS persons. Ke .said the attack occurred in the village of Palish, about 12 Tiilr:s inside Israeli territory from the Ouza Strip, where 38 Egyptians ind eight Israelis were killed Feb. in a battle which the U. N. ed Armistice Commission olamed on the Israeli army. An eyewitness said about 30 per- ions were dancing in the village lal! when two grenade explosions were heard. This was followed by burst of gunfire and a young :eacher fell dead. Two other persons were seriously wounded. First reports indicated the bride and groom were not injured. Area's Students Get ROTC Honors Two CaruthersviHe boys and one from Wilson are among the 17 junior cadets in the Arkansas Slate College ROTC unit who have been selected as candidates for the Distinguished Military Student awards.' The boys are Robert Cantrell and Donald Abernathy, both of Car- mhersville. and Frank Keel of Wilson, In order to win the honor, the nominees will have to pass a thorough screening this summer during their six-week encampment at Fort Hood, Texas. Those qualifying will be awarded the DMS medals next fall. Candidates are chosen on the basis of aptitude for military science, leadership potential and a satisfactory, record of scholarship in the ROTC. Each is in the upper ranks of his class academically. ITALY (Continued from Page i) First of all, we will have to settle all our problems with Yugoslavia, which are not entirely solved yet." Asked the main economic subjects of the coming talks the Italian leader will have in Washington, Scelba said: "In Washington, we plan mostly to review general problems." To U. S Sunday Going to Ottawa by train tonight, he will begin talks there tomorrow with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and other Canadian officials, primarily about boosting Italian emigration to Canada. He will go on to Washington Sunday for discussions with President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles on world question and Italian economic problems. The Italian Premier arrived here last night by air from Rome, accompanied by his foreign minister, Gaetano Martino. TAX (Continued from Page H dential and congressional elections. '•The people will not be fooled." Halleck declared amid loud applause from the GOP side, Sections Listed The approved bill would repeal sections (lj giving -some business firms a tax deduction for certain estimated future expenses; and <2j postponing tax payments on some income which involves future services. Many business firms already have counted on these benefits in filing their 1954 returns and declaring their profits. Rep. Boggs (D-La) said some single firms j claimed benefits under these sec- j tions running up to 35 million doi- ! lars. 1 The repeal, however, would be retroactive back through 1954, thus canceling the threatened revenue loss. Oldest Known New Testament Goes to Library of Congress WASHINGTON W—One of the most treasured of Christian documents, the oldest known New Testament in the language spoken by Christ and his disciples, goes to the Library of Congress today. A l!/2-rniHior.-dollar insurance policy covered the document during the estimated 90-minute transfer from a downtown bank. The volume, believed to be more than 1,600 years old, will be kept in a vault at the library until It goes on exhibition April 5. Known as Yonan Codex The testament is known as the Yonan Codex. For centuries it has been in the keeping of the Malek Yonan family, which came from Assyria. Codex means a book form of manuscript as distinguished from the scroll form. No sale price has been announced. L. Quincy Mumford, librarian of Congress, said the Honan Codex would be the greatest possible addition to the library's collection at biblical texts. "This manuscript, so far u to known the world's oldest compleU New Testament In Aramaie- Syriac-—the language that Chrlsi and his disciples spoke—brings to Washington a unique treasure .. /' Mumford said. 227 Leaves The vellum maniscript consist* of 227 leaves about 7 by 9 inches. The writing is in black ink which has turned brownish in part, with the names of the various books in red ink. The handwriting is beautifully formed and uniform, apparently the work of a single scribe, The Malefc Yonan family was driven from Assyria by World War I. It stayed for a while in Iraq, then many members came to th» United States and the codex cam* with them. Lung of Dog Used to Divert Blood In Arkansas Boy's Heart Operation By JOE F. KANE i MINNEAPOLIS tf)—A n Arkansas] boy's blood was pumped for 15! crucial minutes during a heart op- ] eration through a lung which had ' been removed from a dog and inflated to about the size of a football. bud«et for the Soil Conservation Service and expressed concern over what it described as "evidence of efforts to gradually eliminate this program." The agricultural conservation program was cut 35^ •> million dollars. The committee said ther was a sizable carryover of funds from the 1953 program. For next year's conservation payment program the committee recommended 250 million dollars, an increase of 75 millions over department requests. The cash to finance the 1956 payments will be provided next year. The committee restored 515,236.197 cut by the department from the school lunch program, recommending the program continue at the present leve of 383.236,197. Freeze Cancels Peach Festival j CLARKSVILLE, Ark. W) — A' freeze early this week that killed Arkansas' 1955 peach crop also brought cancellation of the annual Johnson County Peach Festival scheduled July 14-15. The estimated two million dollar crop was called a total loss. Fred Kauffeld. chairman of the festival association, announced the cancellation. Birthplace of the mighty Mis- I sissippi River is tiny. Placid Lake utasca, in Minnesota. Solon to Attend Afro-Asian Meet WASHINGTON •# — Rep. Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY> says he will j attend the Afro-Asian conference at j Bandung, Indonesia, next month j despite State Department objec- [ tions. Powell, a Negro, said he will attend as an observer and a guest j of the Indonesian government. i This country is not participating j in the conference, to which 30 na- j tions in Asia and Africa were invit-j ed. The State Department con-' firmed it had advised Powell it considered his going inadvisable under the circumstances. Musical Program At St. Paul Church A musical program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul M. B .Church under the sponsorship of the church choirs. Participaiing on the program will be the choir of the True Light Baptist Church. The public is invited. Some details of the dramatic operation on Calvin Richmond. 13, Pine Bluff, Ark., were revealed last night by doctors at University of Minnesota Hospitals. The boy was reported in satisfactory condition after three hole* were closed in his heart chamber Wednesday. A short, time before the thre«- A .short time eb trohh teere-ef hour operation, the dog's lung wa« removed and suspended in a plastic cylinder six feet from the patient. When actual repair work on the heart began, the boy's blood flow was diverted by a mechanical pump through ,plastic tubes into the dog's lungs. The isolated, sterile lung was ventilated with 100 per cent oxygen to purify the blood. A second pump then carried the blood back into the boy's system, first passing the blood through heated water to warm it. By diverting the flow of blood from the heart, surgeons were able to work on a "dry field" in closing the three hole-. One of the openings between the heart chambers was about the size of a nickel. The other two were somewhat smaller. STOPslMPLI DIARRHEA Gel Fast, Soothing Relief with PERCY MEDICINE Most Powerful Car at its Price ! Come in and try the sensational performance of Pontiac &2OO-HP Strato-Streak V-8! 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