The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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VAGE BLYTHEVILLH (AUK.) U. FBI Aids Probe Of Meyers Deals k Lending * to Agtnto' Of Justice Deportment WA8B1NU1UM, MOT. <» (UP)— The 'FBI has joined forces with Jus- ttee PfyiMun'it agents in rounding op evidence about the wartime contract MtMUes ol M»J. Gen. Bennett X. Meyers, it was disclosed today. A federal (rand Jury already is InreatlgaMng one phase of the government's ease against the retired Air Force procurement officer. Justice Department attorneys now have j asked the FBI to help prepare evidence on other aspects. The current grand Jury hearings are in recei until Monday. to reveal which of Meyers' .wartime activities were under FBI •eruUny. It wsj believed they were dieting deeper Into cerUIn charges made in the Senate War Investigating committee's hearings on the Meyers case. Meyers was accused before the Senate investigators of making more than $111,000 while buying planes for the Army, through his undercover ownership of Aviation Electric Corp, an Ohio war subcontracting firm. Meyers denied this charge. He said he started the company not to obtain any illicit financial benefits hot because of his "love affair" with the young wife of B. H. LaMarre, the company's president. - Once the Senate hearings were concluded, the Justice Department began Its (rand, jury presentation, the Army stripped Meyers of medals and his 1M9 a month disability pension, and President Truman asked for a complete list of all Al my and Air Forces officers who, Bke Meyers, left the service with tax-free disability retirement pay. A host of Important willnesses, Including, some of the "big names" who testified before the Senate committee, have been supenaed for ap- pnrance before the grand Jury Monday. The government was believed to be seeUnz initial indictments charging perjury and subornation of perjury: 210 Rural School Districts Merge In Past 5 Months tTTTLB ROCK, Ark., Nov. 28 <CP> — to leu th»n five month* MOM 310 rural school districts have voted to consolidate with larger districts, according to a State Education Department report. Education Commissioner Ralph Jones said yesterday there are now 1«W districts In the state, compared with 1899 In July. However, this if considerably short or the Arkansas Education Association goal .of 4flO districts. The association is going ahead with plant to place an Initiated act on the 1948 ballot calling (or compulsory consollrtstion. Six MIssco IMsMcU Merged In Die past five mcnths In Mississippi County the number of school districts has been 'reduced .from 36 To 28. Six districts were dissolved In each district and approved by he county Board of Education. The other two mergers were ac- The opossum uses Its tail 55 hand In clinging to boughs. conipllshed through ions. special elec- Mechanization (Continued from Page 1) Continuation of the corn variety tcsl work with emphasis on tho best adapted hybrids to grow. Develop a county-wide Johnson Grass control program and the nccolera-- tlon of the present program to get a moderate Increase of livestock numbers In sections of the county where It seems most adviseable. In reporting on work done by the County Extension Service during the past year, Mr. Bilbrey pointed out that 1947 was one of the most successful years In history for labor recruiting and placement in North Mississippi County. "This office, through the farm labor assistant, actually placed a total of 2,081 farm laborers during the year, Mr. Bilbrey said. "This does not include the many hundreds of cotton pickers and other farm workers recruited by the Extension Service In oilier counties and directed into this area who found work without contacting this office." Tents Used to House Pickers "Practically every house in the county was filled during the cotton picking season and for the first time in history, farmers In this Dry Milk Finite Market ITHACA, N. Y., (UP) WThe dry milk Industry has shown a steady growth from less than 3,000.000 ixrands in 1906 to almost 900.000,000 pounds last year, according to Dr. B. W. Fairbanks, research director of tile American Dry Milk institute. additional $200,000 net profit on soybeans for Mississippi County farmers," he said, "and a similar, but maybe not quite as outstanding a statement, could be made tills year." "">• I time in history, tanners in However, two districts gave no-1 county put into use between Ice that they would appeal to Circuit Court the Board's decision In ipproving petitions to merge them with another. These are Milllgan Ridge District No. 8 ad. Brown District No 60, ordered merged with Manila District No. 16. Other mergers of the past five months in this county follow: Reece District No. 33 and Plat Lake No. 49 with Blythevllle No. 5; Clear Lake No. 4 to Blythevllle No. 5; Whllton No. 9 to Wilson No. 25; Box Elder No. 22 and Pawlicen No. 45 to Leachville No. 40. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Nov. 28. (UP) (USDA) — Livestock: Hogs 10,000, salable 8,000; market active, 50c to »1 higher tSian Wednesday's average, mostly 75c higher. Bulk good and choice 180 to 300 Ibs. 26-26.25; top sparingly 26.60. Pew loads early 35.75; 160 to 170 Ibs. 25-25.15 130 to 150 Ibs. 22.75-25; 100 to 120 Ibs. I9.15--22; bulk sows 450 Ibs. down 25-25.50; heavier weights 21.50-25. Stags mostly 37.50-21. Cattle 3,000, salable 2,000; calves 1,000; all salable. Liberal supply of cattle following the holiday find- aiul 350 Army tents to house cotton pickers," he said. "A greater portion of these was Mexican laborers recruited from I'cxns," Mr. Bilbrey said, "but there also was a large number of laborers from other sections of the state that migrated in for cotton chopping and picking." In pointing to the soybean program this year Mr. Btlbrey reported, "our estimated 3,000,000 bushel soybean crop ol 1946 ranked Mississippi County high in county yields over the nation and farmers over this nrea may lobk forward to an equal harvest and good prices this year." However, he pointed out that the committee should continue the present soybean production program so as to keep farmers well posted as to what contributes good yields, and the price outlook. "Last year this office reported that the Soybean Planning Committee made an buyers and relatively little clone although some early snies of butcher yearlings, cows and bulls a bout steady, mostly on small killei accounts. About 170 loads of steers offered with cows making up slight ly more than 50 per cent of tin lotnl count. General undertom Ing more conservative Inquiry from easy, except on bulls and vealers JET BLACK RAYON CREPES glittering with flattery Regular $12.98 • • Festive styles, merry details combine with jet black rayon crepe to send jour Christmas spirits soaring. They're sequin trimmed for a holiday ' Pf"°** lit y and chock full of fashion's *w«*J wile*. Style sketched it typical «f oar selection, in «ize« 9-15,12-44. OHMn as lew at $7.98 A* AWvt Wants Mwrttily Payment Plon ROOM FOR RENI By the Week ABRAHAM'S TOURIST COURT Highway 61, South FRIDAY, NOVEMBER M, 194T 'ri ....Stays Fresh Longer! from MEAD'S ,* ,-7,3 i MEAD'S HEARTH-WARMING LUXURY... WOOL FLANNEL SPORTSHIRTS by ARROW A few of these exceptionally fine, light and smooth virgin wool shirts will make your outdoor-minded male ^ the softest touch for Christmas! Shirts $7.95 up 111 MAIN STRUT

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