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BLYTHEVILLETOTJRIER NEWS ' DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHKABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOL. XLIV—NO. »0 Blytheville Courier Blythevlll* Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Lender Blytheville Herald B1AT11KV1LLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVKMBER 28, 1947 FOURTEEN PAGES UNGLI cpraa mm CENT* Mechanization Study Urged for 4 Missco Farmers County Agent Plans Now for 1948 Cotton, Soybean Production Further study and reports to all farmers on mechanization in general and on cotton production in particular was recommended by County Agent Keith Bilbrey as one of the first steps that should be taken .by the Mississippi County Agricultural Planning Committee toward bettering farming conditions of the county in 1948. In reporting to the committee on work done in the past year and tho outlook for the coining year, Mr. Bilbrey stressed the need of a large scale Mechanization program this county which would include a study of cross cultivation, flame weeders, .^cotton choppers, cotton pickers and ^ the use of fertilizer particularly • anhydrous ammonia. "A first-rate farm mechanization study and a sensible soils management program, including more education on the use of fertilizers, is badly needed by farmers of this county," Mr. Bilbrey said. "Mississippi County farmers should know more about the use of fertilizers and one of the first steps that should be taken is to educate them more thoroughly in the proper use of anhydrous ammonia and other types of fertilizers." Included in his proposed soils management program, Mr. Bilbrej listed the following: a study ol plant food deficiency symptoms in crops, soil testing, wind erosion controls, dralnage-and land leveling and rotations to maintain fertility and humus. Other Recommendations Prepared Besides the farm mechanization study and the soils management and fertilizer programs. Mr. Bilbrey listed five other recommendations for the bettering of Mississippi ^County farming conditions. ';. They are; • Continue. a soybean production program that will keep farmers posted'on .trie* price outlook, bes) Varieties to plant, better combining and ;'conj,ini opera! M/'ssco Finds Big Reason for Thanksgiving Mississippi County's 1947 colton crop, most of which has been harvested, will bring approximately 10,000 farmers • gross Income this year of perhaps more than $35.000,000 from staple alone and out of produclon costs pickers will have received 18,000,000 for their services, it was disclosed today. The calculations are based on a possible yield of 220.000 bales. Of- j fietal " "Vov. County figure at 160,516 bales with November and December [Iga till to be reported. The 1947 yield, which followed mother good year for both prices and yields, leaves merchants well as farmers throughout the ounty with plenty of cnuse foi Thanksgiving. Farm. leaders Indicated that In addition to good yields and high prices tor their 1947 cotton, th< jicklng season was one of the nost favorable in nmhy years ant >hat the harvest was complete* much earlier than usual.- The supply of pickers was ade quate arid the average price pale 'or picking was around $3,60 pe: lundred, one official In close contact with the farmers Indicated. figures on I placed glnnlngs up to the Mississippi Administration Seeks Price Cuts Harriman Presents Outline of Plans to Joint Committee Manila tyen Charter For New Bank O. E. Snider president of the Merchants and Planters Exchange In • Manila announced today -that application papers fur a charter of a state bank to serve the Manila vicinity ore. being drawn up by a group of Manila business men and will be forwarded to the State Banking Commission for action when completed. The application will call for a bank of $50,000 in capital with $10,000 paid in surplus, Mr. Snider said, and if granted the bank will use the present facilities of the Merchants and Planters Exchange, a Manila cooperative exchange which was organized during the depression to serve the community with banking facilities. Facilities of the exchange include a building and complete banking fixtures, he said. R). Besides Mr. Snider other Manila v business men who have Indicated they would take stock in the bank include Kendall Berry. E. C. Flce- man. Riley Jones, H. D. Alston, M. L,. Downing, William Borowsky, V. B. Osborne, W. E. Ballard and I. D. Shedd. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UP) — Secretary 'of Commerce W. Averel Harriman told Congress today "tha the administration hopes to rol back the prices of meat, steel anr lumber under Its anti-Inflation pro gram. Above allj.he said, the administra tion seeks to halt the upward tri of prices. Harriman made the statement before the Joint congressional onomlc commiltee which Is con sideling President Truman's 10 point anti-Inflation program. •Harriman testified under ques tinning that rationing!.' and pric control of "such- Important item fit meat Is one- ; of. thej'Bialters th ^^-.contempl'vtes dealing with ifcMt cd tvkVtlie ' cbiri m Itlc Secretary of Agriculture Clin ton P. Anderson about exact plar. for a roll-back -'in^mcat prices. Bi he reminded 'the committee tha there, would be less meat next yei than now. ; Mr. Truman, in his message t the emergency session of Congres Nov. 17, asked standby rationtn and price control powers wliic would be used only If necessary o scarce, basic cost-of-living items. As for steel and lumber price Harriman said: Lumber— it would be "parliculai ly difficult [o deal with." but was honed that increased production would provide a prices roll-back. Steel— some prices are "way out of line." Hanriman said a "first step" would be to eliminate the "gray L. E. Calrtwell, principal o! the Blytheville Junior High School announced today that officials of toe school were placing an official claim lor the state junior high school football crown and offered a challenge to any junior high squad In the state thai questions the.Pap- ooses' right to Hie title. The claim for the title wu placed with J. M. "Johnte" Burnett, secretary ol the Arkansas Athletic Association, he .said, on grounds of the Paps' season i"corrl of eight wins, one tie a,nd one 1055. Despite having their season cut short by booking confusions created by unwilling . officials of greater Little Rock (uxi Pine Bluff teams, the Paps managed to gel together 10 gautrs, including the top thre* teams of Memphis, who were willing to play' and emerged from the season with a percentage ol .887. According to tha original sche- market" where, he said, some types of steel are sold at double the list price. Earlier, committee chairman Robert A. Taft, R., O.. challenged the "good faith" of an administration request for limited revival of the wartime system of allocating Industrial materials. Taft, chairman of the House-Senate Economic Committee, clashed with Harriman over whether the administration was asking for unlimited or limited powers. He Insisted that the request called for unrestricted authority. Military Rule Jrderedfor Man in Italy Government in Rome Acts After Leftists Take Over 'Offices' ROME, Nov. 28 (UP) —' The government today ordered Italian unitary authorities to lake over control of the key northern Indus- rial cily of Milan where leftist demonstrator* nnd partisans have akcn over the federal building and called a 12-hour general strike Whether Ihe government'* order o the army meant that troops would make a forcible attempt to drive the lell-wing adherents fror the federal prefecture In Milan was not Immediately known. However, the government order said that ''military authorities" had been directed to assume all civil and military power In Milan at p.m. Milan police headquarters was advised of the order which was believed to be a preliminary to declaration of a stale of marllal law the turbulent northern nielro- The general strike and occupation of the Milan perfeclure was lecrecd by the left-wingers In pro- .set against Ihe ouslcr of Ihe Mian perfect by the rightist government In Rome. The prefecture was occupied as the climax to a march by thousands of Leftists ,on public buildings In Milan. Partisans and workers were Bivouacked In the prefecture courtyard, eating lunches sent from communal kl'chens. The lenders of the demonstration entered the offices of the federal building. Only half a dozen of the regular civil officers remained. Streets leading . to the buildings were blocked by demonstrators who parked trucks crosswise in the roadways. Milan, Industrial center of north Italy, was tied up by the strike and the demonstrations. The Commun- ,, ist Party reported that 126 mayors' „ „ in towns of Milan province had re-' • signed in sympathy with the protest. I The fresh outbreak of unrest came on the heels of the devaluation of the lira By 60.4 per cent in exchange for the. American dollar. The devaluation was expected to wipe out the black mir- kf.t In money/ and to < THrtcV exchange rate lire to the dollar. It to the dollar. The rate tuate monthly, according to the average of free market transactions for the past month. The Milan demonstration was in i Noble Hotel protest against the ouster last night James Nierstliiemer of Ettorc Troilo, Leftist prefect of Milan. The office is that of the federal government's lop representative and administrator in Italian; cities. The prefect answers to the Interior ministry. • ; Antonio Greppi, right wing Socialist mayor of Milan, resigned In sympathy. In a speech to the demonstrators he denounced the Home "ctlon as high-handed, noted that! the government might be able to kick him out too, and added: : But they won't, because I hereby' Paps Claiming State Championship For Junior High School Grid Games dule the Pap« had games scheduled with Malvern, FV>rr*st Oily, and Little Rock East side but these game* were cancelled before tin playing dale for one reason or another. After their cancellation school officials here contacted offlclali of the North Little Rock Junior High School and West Side of Little Hock «'lio were awarded the championship lust year, but both schooU re- luscd to play the Papooses. And when'the schedule wat being drawn up, officials at Pine Bluff were contacted but they, too refused. The Paps only loss of the reason was an upset defeat by the JOUM- bora Whirlwinds early this Pal) and ever,since then efforts have been mnde to schedule a return game but the otters were refused. Mis. Caid*ell Indicated his anxiety In scheduling a post-season gaine with the Whirlwinds by stating "We will play them anytime, anywhere. Chest Fund Goes Above $11000 Mark Contributions totaling $1.515 submitted to the Community chest campaign officials boosted collections to well over the $11.000 mark. The Hddltjon of the $1,516 brings the total amount contrlbuled thus far in the drive to $11,695 drive officials said. The quota for the drive is $20,780. The list of Chest contributor! rclcascr 1 . today follows: Buchanan Grocery B'villc Propane Gas Co. ... H. L. Byars B. F. Brogdon R. L. Banister Ellen Bryan Mrs. Homer Besharse .. A Mrs. D. T. Coolcy Mrs. N. W. cannady Mrs. L. A. Dougherty Mrs. Jack Dytr Farmers Bank <t Trust Co. Farmers Bank Ins. Dcpt. . Frs. Prcd Fault Goldcrest Beer Distributing Senators Amend Foreign Aid Bill Congress to Insist On Full Information About Use of Funds Hene George Louise Hill Holt Funeral Home Miss Kileen Hagan . J. B Hardin ....'... W. S. Jolinston Mrs. H. E LaShot . Mrs. V. J. Langon 10. 20. 10. 3. M. 5. 1. , 2. 1.50 1. .25 350. 50. 1. 5fl. 10. .25 1. S. 25. 6. .50 10. 5. .50 20. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (UP) — The Senate quickly adopted two amendments lo the »587,000,000 emergency foreign aid bill today, one seeking to give U. S. official* free access to Information about the distribution of relief and tho other lo ban use of relief funds to buy arms or munitions The amendments were adopted ns the Senate resumed debate on the stop-gap relief authorization. Senate passage of the bill Is set for Monday. The free access amendment was offered by Sen. Homer Ferguson, R., Midi. Sen. Glen Taylor. D., Ida., sponsored tho amendment to ban the use of American relief funds for the purchase of ally kind of arms, munitions or other Implements of war. There were these other developments on foreign aid: 1. House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck promised "expeditious consideration" ol thi emergency re- lief'bill In the House. He said de|bate probably will begin there the middle of next week, with a vote the week after, that. The House l"orel! Violence Spreads And France Calls Men Into Uniform 80,000 Reserves ' To Be Pressed Into Service in Army PARIS, Nov. 28. <UP)— The new French government, grappling with a nationwide strike of 3,000.000 workers and fresh outbreaks ol violence, today recalled for Army service about 80,000 men of last year'i military class. Premier Robert Bcliuman's cabinet, meeting for four hours In emergency session, was reported to havo discussed Ihe mobilization of striking dockers, miners and railway men. It did net reach a decision. The cabinet scheduled still another meeting for tonight, to be followed by nn executive session of the so-called Inner cabinet of top ranking ministers. Facrd with a alow but klniily ipread of the itrlke wave, I he cabinet liMldrd to ask the National AMrmbly lo be ready to mret at a mumenl'x notice to push through crlftU mrasurrs. "The government hfl.s decided to make public ordur and the liberty to work respected by ull means al Its dlsposul," Pierre Abelln, secretary of stutu In Schuman'K office said after the meeting. Tlie Army calluji affected tlip flrat.half of the military class o 1046—men who were 20 years old Iti thnt year. It was calculated to put about 80,000 more men buck Into the Army. Only last week tho govcrnmcni recalled the second lialf of the clns; of 1047—youths who wore undergo ing training but had been relonscti That group numbered about 40.000 The nrw military call came a» reports of ilrlaer tabulate became more and more frequrnt. Police were being called upon U) ulear Ktrikebuund railway atatluna and factories. Sabotage leports came from station* In Paris and the provinces In Paris, strikers Jammed a slgnn Turmoil in Italy And France Slows Big 4 Conference LONDON, Nov. 28. <U.P.)—The Bij; Four foreign min. s council today wa» confronted by the prospect that ommunlst-insim-fid chaos In Prance and Italy may pr». 11(1 e the negotiation of any compromise on the vital issue *of Germany. Before the ministers met lor the'lr ourth iestlon Secretary of 6Ut« George o. Marahall conferred at englh with Foreign Minister Oeor- ges Bldault and received • pessl- nWte first-hand report .on th« wllllcal and economic difficulties which already have hair-paralyzed France. High American officials auggested hat Ihe United States would b* 'foolhardy" to make any compro- nlse agreements on Germany • be- 'ore ascertaining hd w the test oC Comiinml.it strength In France —• and also In Italy — will end. Marshall was understood to hav* Bldault every poss'W* aid Youth is Killed n Racing Crash Billy Koonce, Former Foorboll Player, Diet Of Multiple injuriei fyrtlc Daviri .i. Sara Lou Moody Nu-Way Cleaners , Jodie Nabcrs Thanksliving * Urged for Every Day in the Year The Rev. R. Scott Baird, pastor of the First Christian Church here, Wednesday urged members of three Blylhevllle civic clubs to lend "thankful" lives at a Joint Thanksgiving meeting of the Lions. Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs in the Hotel Noble. Speaking on '"Thanksliving." the Rev. Mr. Balrd said that thanks should be given not just once a year on Thanksgiving Day but 'throughout life for numerous bcne- -•«».•! mneivrd from other persons guests present were George Brewer and Haco Boyd, both of Little Rock, and W. O. received and nations. Lions Club Guerin and Olho of Blytheville. Stanficld, both Guests of Re-tartans were James Gates jr., of Blytheville and Don While of New York City. Klwanis guest, was the Rev. John W. Prye, Southern regional evangelist, for, the Disciples of Christ. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair today, tonight and Saturday. Slightly colder extreme south portion today. Soybeans Prices f.o.b. Chicago open high low Mar. 395 397 395 May 3S! 395 391 dose 397 395 Two Automobiles Moved From Scene of Crash Before Officer Arrives Carol Sprick, seven - year - old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sprick of IMS Angeles. Calif., was.' In Walls Hospital today reccivinj: treatment for injuries received when the car her mother was driving crashed into the rear of a parked auto yesterday afternoon about four miles West of Blytheville on Highway 18. Mr. and Mrs. Sprick and another S^oung daughter received minor cuts and bruises and were dismissed from the hospital yesterday, attendants said. Young Carol suffered chlellv from shock, it was r-portcd, and her condition this morning was termed "good." A state policeman said today that when he arrived on the scene, both cars had been towed away and no Information was available. ' However, a Blytheville man whoarrivcd shortly after the accident and brought the Injured persons to the hospital said it appeared that Mrs. Sprick hied to pass the parked car but couldn't because of oncoming traffic. resign.", Gactano Invernizzi, Milan Communist leader, announced on the Milan radio this afternoon that the radio would stop transmitting in keeping with the general strike. It appeared that the Communists had assumed at least- temporary control of the radio, which normally is under control of the state radio monopoly. As former partisans and war veterans marched in compact formations toward pre-assigncrt positions at the cily hall and prefecture, the order for the cltywide general strike was Issued by the Communist controlled Chamber of Labor. Mrs. J. V. Gates Mrs. Jack Ozment Piukard's Grocery Phillips Motor company .. Hobert A. Porter Mrs. C!co Pope Mrs. Fred Proctor Otho Stnnield Jessie M. SHU Mrs. Victor Slilwell Mrs. Z B. Saliba .-.. Twin Gables (J. j. Hargett) Fred E. Warren Mrs. J. Wert Mrs. Recce I,. Woolen .... Kcd Ball Barber Shop Mrs. Dick Watson C. W. Affllck 1. 25. 20 100'. 3. 10. I. 25. 200. 25. 1. S. 10. .5' 1. 20. 30. 1. 1 3f. 3. 100. Burglars Loot Auto Concern In Leachville box at the Austerlltz station, thro 1 » paving block at an engineer l a locomotive at Vanvu outside th Monlparnasse station, and turne loost a locomotive under full slcan at the La Vlllette freight station: The cabinet session still was go Ing on this afternoon when wor nallons dare not dig any deeper in lo their slim supply of gold and dollars U> finance their own reconstruction and relief needs.' Union of Countrlea Urged 3. Rep. Claude I. Bakc.vull, R., Mo., proposed that long-range aid be granted to Europe with the understanding that participating na- lions would Iry to set up a United States of Europe. He said such a program should include integrallon or nt least cooperation of armed forces nnd Merchant Marines of the 16 ("Marshall-plan nations," as welt as'a common currency backed by the combined dollar reserves of all the nations. The report on gold and dollar reserves wns complied by, the National Advisory Council on monetary and financial problems. It was made , public by Chairman Eugene D. Mlllikln of the Senate finance committee after many members of Congress had urged that nations receiving U. S. aid draw more heavily on their remaining financial reserves. • Tiie report said such further drafts In many cases would seriously endanger the financial and possibly the political stability of European nations. Burglars entered the Rlggs Mo-. "When a country's reserves arc or Company in Leachville some- reduced below the amount a prudent time-last night and escaped with! man would consider safe" the re- ay to provide for the moblllza tlon. New sabotage was reported as tl national economy strained lowar the breaking point and the Com muiilsta spreud their agitation I Algeria, Prance's most Importai overseas possession. Strikers heaved a paving bloc through the window of a locomollv t at Vanves near Monlpavnasse > lion, slightly Injuring the unglnec Strikers at Austerlttz slatlon jam inert the signal mechanism Just be fore three trains pulled put. A uollc riot sijiuul rushed lo the sintlo and rnn the saboteurs otf. At LH Vlllette freight station In Paris, a utrlkcr slipped Into locomotive lhat bar) steam up an. started It rolling. He jumped ou as Ihe locomotive gathfrFd speed and roareit wildly down the track An alert switch tower man derail ed the locomotive before U could do any damage. Hilly Koonco, 20. son of Mr. nml Irs. li'Olls Kounco of Blytheville ted early last night of injuries re- clved when the racing car he was riving at Walker Park yesterday ockeit wheels wltli another racer, vcrturncil mid iluiiK him 20 feet liruugh'the ah to the dirt track. He was removed to Walls Hospital vliere nil examination revealed that Ittlc ho|W could be held for his re- overy. Among other serious Inju- Ics, young Koonce suffered a irushocl che.sl and the broken ribs nmcturccl Ills lungs, cnrlant «nl<|. a hospital at- ArrangeinenlK were made Tor his emoval to a Memphis hospital for rent men t by a lung specialist, but le died In the ambulance en route o Memphis. Services for the youth will be eon- hictcd at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Assembly of God Church here b the Rev. L. O. Ramsey. Burial wll In Elmwood Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. A crowd of race spectators—cstl iiated at from 150 to 300 persons— witnessed Ihn falnl aclrienl. Victim Hurltrt Clear »f C'ara Koonce, former Blylhovllle high school footbnll playsr, was driving a racing cur owned by Don Day of Illytlwville. The acldent occured when he was passing a car drvlen by Roscoe Colcmim of Luxcra and wheels of both cars locked together. A front wheel of Kcioncc's car lock- c'lwlth a rcnr wheel of Colemnn's Jtvi-wllnosses «uld Koonce's car —,ed «er v wlt)u HIm"fri It and on UK itself, nosed over. The Impact flung Koonce JO feet through the nlr, they siild. Colemmi's car was pushed through Ufa track fence but he was unhurt. His car left the track and crashed through the fence before Koonce's body hit the ground. The Impact jwapjicd tlie - safety belt which strapped Koonce in the small rnccr. One cye-wltness siikl Koonce was flung from the car with such force that one of his shoes, still tied, was left In the cnr. Much his clothing was torn off. of Jim Busby, Retired Farm Operator, Dies in Luxora Jim Busby, age S3, died this morning al his home near Luxora, after a short illness. He was a retired farmer. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete at noon but services will be held Sunday in Luxora. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Busby of Luxora; a son, Early Busby of Kansas Cily, Mo.; daughter. Mrs. Evelyn McCoy of Manila Officials Warn Aqainst Hazard of Fire | MANILA, Ark., Nov. 28—The City' Council and the local Fire Department met In a joint, session at the High School Cafeteria Tuesday night to hear an address by Mayor I. D. Shcdd who stressed the Importance of "making Manila Fire Conscious!" "The To\n Board" the Mayor said "will back the local Fire Department on anything you advocate. And the quicker you convince Manila citizens of the danger of unnoticed fire hazards, Just that much quicker will you be in position to save homes and businesses and maybe a life of someone in our community. "Ma^r Shcdd complimented the department on the progress they had made since weekly meetings were started some few months ago.J wUDur "walil*' 0 M™" L. L. Woodruff presided over the! W " bur Wan1 ' a " ° a loot reported as valued at "near $1.000" It was learned tills morning. No •Information regarding the burglary was available here this morning and an employee of the motor company when asked about the roberry referred a reporter to the Investigating officers. Elmer Jess Wahl Dies; Rites to Be Held Here Elmer Jess Wahl of Blytheville died yesterday In Sleele, Mo He was 49. Born in Evansvtlle, Ind., Mr. Wahl came to Blytheville when a boy and had lived here since then. He was a carpenter. Funeral cervices will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 pjn. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Allen D Stewart. Burial will be In Elmwood Cemetery- He It survived by a sou, James Robert Wahl, a daughlcr, Mary and two brothers. Fred and if business session fater the supper which lime Charles Carler was elected fire chief with Cecil Vassar to serve as his assistant. A committee of two firemen with the mayor and the city marshal) Oakland, Collf.; and n «lsler, Mrs.) ard Clevlnger of the Fir* Depart- ttt» Pttl» of Tyronza. mcnt. Youth Suffers Injury In Fall from Truck Oarl Raymond, 18, of Rl. 2 will Investigate"iire"hazard 'in 'ivta-1 Caruthorsvllle, Mo., was in Walls nila, and require well-lighted exils I HOS P |tal today receiving Ireatmcnt In all public buildings being given a '"' '"'""" ---'"-•' -•— •"red light" priority towards fire prevention efforts. Members who attended the meeting are W. L. Ballard, Bill Horncr. Alvin Tlplon, Harvey Durham of Town Board; Charles Carter, Cecil Vassar, Wayne McCullough, Bud Jolllff, Bud Worlham, Bryant Moore, Joe Osborne, Walter Wright, Bud McWhlrtcr, Earl Carter, and Rtch- for Injuries received when he was reported to have fallen from a moving truck near Carulhcrsvllle He suffered heart and knee Injuries and mulliple abrasions ol the face, hospital altcndanls said He spent a "good night' last night they reported Reports indicated that Raymond was riding In the back of a truck when one of the sides gave way spilling him onto the road. He was admitted to the hospital sbou 10 o'clock last night. port said, "the country might be fortunate and be able to maintain Its financial stability. "However, It subjects itself to the risks of economic and possible political dislocation arising from Internal doubts and lack of conlldcncc." See FOKKIGN AII> Pajre 4 Planters Credit Association to Meet in Osceola Lloyd Godley, manager of the Planters Production Credit Association, has announced that the annual meeting of Ihe ofganlza- tlon will be conducted in the Community House In Osceola Dec. S opening with a luncheon The association during 1947 ha->. loaned to Mississippi County farm- er.i for crop production purposes more than one million dollars mid most of these loans have already been collected (n full. A total of 594 farmers own slock in this cooperative credit Institution. The smallest stockholder Ims one share and the largest one 2.250 shares, but they each have only one vot e in the management of the association. The smallest 1947 loan was 180.00 and the largest $125,000.000. The association uses no governmenl (unds In Its lending but secures Its money through the facilities of the International fcretill Bank and the money markets of the east, Mr Godley said. High light of the meeting wll be an address by Governor Ben Laney at S pm. The public Is Invited to hear him. Directors are D. S Loney and R. C. Bryan of Osceola, H. Noble Gill of Dell, w, E. Hagnn of Huffman Mew York Stocks 2 P.M. Storks AT&T 152 1|8 Amcr Tobacco 07114 Anaconda Copper .15 fljg Beth Steel ; 981|2 Chrysler 607J8 Gen Electric 31 5|8 icn Motors 57314 Montgomery Ward 53 l|8 Y Central 12 1]2 Inl Harvester 87 North Am Aviation ........ 83]8 Republic Steel 205,8 Radio 9 7[8 Socony Vacuum 1C 5;8 Stutlebukcr 193|4 Standard of N J 751|8 Texas Corp. 577|8 Packard 4 7[8 U S Stc«l 75 1J2 Among other Injuries, he WHS believed to have suffered a compound fracture of one leg and a serious neck Injury. : Track In Bad Shape American Legion offJealj today stressed that the race yesterday afternoon was not sponsored by thai or. to their knowledge, any other 1 .veterans organization. The Legion here announced about a morith ago that the races sponsored by them each Sunday had been discontinued Yesterday's race was reported sponsored by the drivers themselves. Legion offtcals nsserlcd that they 'tried to halt further races because of the poor condition of the dirt track at Walker Park. This, they said, was the reason the Legion discontinued its races. Young Koonce was the first son of a fllytlievlllc High School foot- to combat both the Communist* and the right-wing movement of Gen, Charles lie Gaulle However, It was believed lhat Marshall probably conceded to'Bl- daull that If the United State* had to choose between the Communists and de Gaulle. America would have to suppor: the former Free French lender rather than sc« France go by default lo tha Comiuuni.'ilK. While American nuartcrs wiw no prospect of any , explosion «t the London conference which would conceded lhat the critical situation* produce an Irrevocable split between East and West,, they also In France mid Italy probably would prevent the ministers from arriving at any agreement on Germany. Must Determine frontier* Bldault told Marshall today that he considered that a general discussion on Germany useles* until tho question of Germany's frontiers Is settled. However, Russia equally Is Insistent. that tr/e frontier question be put, aside until »n agreement Is reached on th* future government of Germany. Lewis Douglas. U. 8. Ambassador to Great ..Britain. «at In on'th* meeting of Marshall and Btdault, French sources hinted that th* subject of Interim aid to Franc* was discussed. / 'file possibility was seen lhaj, Mar- A shall! would'-.'rtply loday .[(> Soyle^- Fprelfln^Mfnlster V. M. JMolotoV* deihKnd.jjjur Hie qluck. creation o( a German* government and an early German peace conference , After Marshall makes "hi» promised statement, the foreign ministers council will decide whether to continue the two-day debate on "preparation for'.'the German peace treaty, Including frontier* and procedure," or. whether to refer It to their deputies and pass on lo Ihi! third Item of the agenda. Mololov, the Russian foreign minister, had now put his country forth as the champion of early peace for both Germany and Japan. He advocntc'd early peace for Germany on Wednesday and said yesterday that warld pence was Impossible without settlement of both the German and Japanese treaties. Molotov Proposal "Late" Radio Moscow followed this early today by announcing up Farmers Bank to Pay Out $28,000 in 375 Christmas Savings Approximately $28.000 will be distributed .to members ol the Christmas savings club of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co, It was announced today. Tills represents 375 accounts, each containing an average of $75. The total Is a slight increase over Christmas savings last year, bank officials said. Blytheville Temperature Climbs to 56 Degrees The mercury here during the past 48 hours dropped twice to within H degree of the freezing mark as Iowa Hf 33 degrees were recorded both last night and Wednesday night. The weather turned slightly warmer lor the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday us the mercury went to a high of 6fi degrees after reaching n peak of only 49 degrees Wednesday, according to Robert E. BlnylocK. official weather observer here. New York Cotton and B. ChilM. Sr. t>( Joiner. <Mnr Ma; July Oct. Dec. open , 3581 . 3540 , 3410 306« . 35«0 high 3626 3588 3473 3025 3610 low 1:30 3577 3606 3538 341ft 3068 3572 3462 3118 ball leltcrman to while also playing on the Idler Chi=k team. His father was a Chick star and later played for Southwestern n Memphis. The tlend youth played guard or the Clilck teams In 1943 nnd 19-H. He left school to Join the Army nnd spent about a year In the service before resuming his studies last year. He also coached the Yarbro "Razorbacks," members of the grade school football league. In addition to his parents, who reside on Soulh Highway 61, he Is survived by a brolher, Harold, mid sister, Alice. Blytheville Woman Hurt In Crash Near Air Base Mrs. Hays Spradlcy of Blylhcville, received minor cuts and bruises a- twut the head and face this morning when lh e car In which she was riding crashed Into the rear of another automobile on the Air Base road. The car. a 1946 Plymouth seJan Russia had proposed that the foreign ministers of China, the United Stales and Britain meet next January to discuss preparation for the Japanese peace settlement. According to Radio Moscow, Molotov proposed the January date In reply to a Chinese 'note of NOT. 17, proposing a preliminary peact conference of all members ol the Far Eastern Commission. He suggested that the conference be held in China, If It was agreeable with Chlnn. Molotov, Radio Moscow said, had asked Britain nnd the United States what they thought about a January conference on Japan, "for the sake of earliest restoration of peace In the Far East and of affording to Japan and her people corresponding conditions of peaceful development. .." Marshall reminded Molotov yesterday that former Secretary of State James' F. Byrnes had proposed a provisional German government In Stuttgart more than a year ngo. Gen. Douglas MacArthur proposed pence for Japan nnd an early end to the occupation months ago. Actually, the Japanese peace treaty Is not a proper subject of discussion at the present meeting, ' because France Is .represented here and would not be In the ^January conference Mololov proposed. China, which woulr! be represented In tha conference on Japan, is not reH presented here. There were, several hints that while both ssic-n consider a German government and early peace conference "urgent matters" neither side was ready to make concessions on the details. Molotov still claims that the a- grecnicnts at Potsdam on the Ger- drlven by her husband crashed In- ' man-Polish frontier are final. Mario the rear of a 1937 Ford driven by clarence Sellers of Gosnell as It rounded the "S" shaped curve on the Air Base road two and one- half miles Northwest of Blytheville. The Impact of the collision threw Mrs, Spradlcy against the windshield.. Mr. Spmrtlcy escaped with a minor knee Injury and Mr. Sellers was uninjured. According to stale Palrolman T. E. Smalley who investigated the accident. Mr. Spradley was bllndr cd .by the sun «s he rounded the curve causing him to run Into the Sellers car. Spradley's car wns damaged heavily, patrolman Smalley but lh« other vehicle rccelv- 3560 358« e<l only minor body damage. shall says no. Judgeship •Appointment Again Sent to Senate CARTJTHERSVILLE, Mo., Nov 28.—The nomination or V!oy W. Harper of this city for the roving United States District -judgship has again been-sent to the Senate by President Harry S, Truman. Harper is now serving as judge of the Eastern District of Missouri, through a recess appolnment. It is ml expected the appointment will be acUo on during the special aeuipe of Ooncrets, but the nomination had to be jub- mltted because of a technfcaUt.r <• procedure.

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