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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKA8T AKXANSAJS AND eOUTHIABT MISSOURI VOI,. XUV—NO. 108 BlytbevUle Dallr New BlythevUle Herald BlfthnUle Cnurm- Uiululppl VaUey L*M*r BLYTI1ICV1LL10, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY SI, 11V17 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Balkan, Far East Issues Head for Showdown in UN Greeks to Submit New Protest Against Soviet Satellites LAKK SUCCESS, N. Y., July 31. (UP) — Greece, il was learned today, is preparing to Hie new charges against her northern Balkan neighbors in the United Nations Security Council in order to keep the case before the UN despite this week's Soviet veto. The Greek action, it was learned, will be strongly supported by the United Slates which has determined to continue its efforts to utilize United Nations machinery to maintain peace in the Balkans. The new Greek case, as has l>een indicated previously, will be filed under Chapter '1 of the UN charter, calling for action with respect to threats to the peace, breaches of peace, and acts of aggression. The Greeks will charge that the actions of- Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgarian in giving aid and comfort to Greek guerrillas constitute u form of aggression against them. II. S. to Explain Position The American attitude was Editor Beats Officer, Then Has Him Haled Into Municipal Court WESTT MEMPHIS, Ark., July :»1. (UP)—Police Officer Charlie 'Burrows today was charged with assault as result of a fi:t fight with Jack Coughlin, co-publisher of the West Memphis Nc'A's. The case will be heard in Municipal Court tomorrow. Coughtin placed the charges against .Burrows utter the nltcrcn- 'tion, which grew out of an editorial criticizing Burrows nnd terming the West Memphis night officer "untrained and unqualified." iBurrows, who admitted he was the loser in the 10-minutc fighl in front of the newspaper office, said he rejected ito 'Cough.'.in'.s Implication that "I'm yellow." ''I knocked him down several" Coughlin said. "Nobcdy tried to separate us. I beat hell out of him." pectccl to clarified ex- today's Principals in Senate Investigation meeting of the Security Council by U. S. Delegate Herschel Johnson. It was believed Johnson would state plainly that tile United States hoped to keep action on Greece within the framework of the UN. He also was expected to reiterate American foreign policy, including the Truman Doctrine for fighting communism in Greece and Turkey. The council granted the Indonesian case priority over the Balkans situation when it called a meeting for this afternoon to clear the way for early consideration of demands by Australia and India for UN action to halt tlie fighting in the Indies. Under the threat of a move by the Netherlands to keep the case out of the UN, the council was expected to agree to debate the issue at an early date, then drop it temporarily nnfl plunge once more into the American-Russian struggle over the strife in Northern Greece. Delegates \vere set to hear an important statement by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minster Andrei Gromyko, \wriose big power veto killed the American proposals for easing the BaWins tensir.Ti.and reused the possibility of stringent retaliatory moves by the Western powers. Retaliation. Move Discussed ' What the retaliation would be was discussed by American UN deU egates and the State Department high command at an all-day emergency meeting yesterday, but it was reported that the United States would refrain from any countermoves for a few days—probably until next week. With the Western countries pressing for continued debate in the Balknns dispute and the Pacific countries demanding early action in the Indonesian situation, the council appeared destined to spend the next several days in both the frying pan and the fire. India and Australia were likely to blend their technically-different requests for action in the Indonesian case into one complaint establishing the conflict as a world danger spot which must be rubbed out without delay. The strong bloc, appeared to be driving, however, for UN condemnation of The Netherlands' use of force against the Republican government which the Dutch have agreed should-run the Indies as a United States of Indonesia within the framework of the Dutch colonial systci Better Drainage Outlets Proposed St. Francis River Planning Group Meets in Marion O. a. Redman Si., secretary of Drainage District 17, of 'Mississippi County, today said that improvement plans advanced at a flood control and drainage hearing in Marlon yesterday would effect Picnic Becomes Surprise Party For MissColeman Club Leader for 24 Years Receives Auto From N.Missco Women As a Senate subcommittee continued Its investigation Into alleged pressure contracts to Howard Hughes and Henry Kaiser, Huglics.miter left facing politics camcrn, conference hi his Culver City. Calif., home before the Investigating subcommittee In In awarding of war held his llvst press . At right, Henry J. Kaiser, Const iudUKlrlalis 1 ,, 'appeared Washington to defend his -mass production project which was planned with Hughes, senator Homer Ferguson, chairman of the committee is at left nnd Senator O'.vcn Brewstcr is at center in the picture with Kaiser. <NEA Telcphoto.) Mississippi County by providing better outlets for mlr. drainage channels. Mr. Redman returned late yesterday- from the hearing, held bj U. S. Engineers us a preliminary examination to determine whether a survey sliculd be made for n proposed flood control program. More than 23 officials and property owners of Eastern Arkansas asked for "some type" of comprehensive .flood control for the -51. Jtancis River basin in testimony given at ithe hearing. No recommendations were made but Col. E. P. Leek jr., district, engineer who presided at >the hearing, said the testimony would be studied and a survey ordered if one. is deemed necessary. iA. E. Heagler of West Memphis aud little Rock, consuming engineer, presented the two plans for improvement. One proposed blocking of >the present outlet of the St. Francis River into the Mississippi and diverting the entire How into the •- -.White,Rivet ry>ar the mouth nf Big Creek. The other differed only in gard to construction at the Francis-Lee County line.' The first plans would cost an estimate'! ?*7.- KO.COb and the other an estimated $65.000,003, Mr. Heagler s.lid. The area under consideration is about 1,5"1,50D acres in the alluvial valley of -the Et. Francis River, he said. The proposed improvements 'would effect the (Buffalo Creek ditch and the -Left Hand Chute of Little River in this area and School Committe Asks for Charter Citizens Group to Borrow Funds to Speed Building Plans Articles of incorporation were filed today wlth'Circuit Court Clerk Harvey Morris by the Citizens School Committee in a move to become a benevolent corporation. B-29 on One-Stop Flight from Tokyo To Washington .TOKYO, July 31. (UP) — Eight Superfortresses took off today on a one-stop Ihght to Washington uherc they were expected at noon tomorrow. The B-20's will follow the Great [Circle route to .Anchorage, 'Alaska. From there, ithey were scheduled to make n single hop to Washing- ion, cccnp'eling the journey in 32 hours. To "be known as "the Citizens j The 7,CCO-mile night, In obscr- Schcol Buildlnz Association, Inc., vancc of Air Force Day tomorrow, the group is forming the non-profit corporation to facilitate handling of 'transactions involved In acquiring property on the site selected recently for a new high school. AH 12 nien, op. the committee were named as Incorporate rs. Officers of the corooratlon are Rosco Crafton, president; R. A. Nelson, ' was intended to increase the efficiency of B-2D crews In long-range, over-water .missions. The flight was -the longest ever undertaken 'oy a complete .smiad- ron of B-23's. They will fly single lile most,of 'the way. v!"e: presi.rtc3.t^iJwies,-,.T(ifi', . secretary; aud C; M. Smart, treasurer. I These four, with Scigbert Jiedel, ' will serve as directors. Other Incorporators named are W. P. Pryor, George M. Lee, Matt Scruggs, G. G. Hubbard Sr.. A. L. Leech. Fred S. Saliba and H. O Partlow. • ' | The court order establishing the association as a corporation will come from circuit Judge Znl B. Harrison and is expected to be Issued when he returns to Blytheville. would effect all of South Missis- As a cm . poratl[)n and i eg al en- slppi County, which uses the Ty- 1 Indians, almost certain of support from the Soviet roiiza River as an outlet, Mr. Redman said. "The outlets serve so many drainage districts that the problem is too big for any one of them," he said. Also attending the hearing from Mississippi County were O. M. Fairley and G. B. Seagraves, both of Oszeoln. Other counties repre- Arson Suspect To Face Trial In Circuit Court Mack Taylor. 43-year-old Itinerate laborer, was ordered held to await action of Circuit Court on a charge of arson after a prelimin '-y hearing m Municipal Court this morning in connection wilh burning of n shack on Mississippi County Fairgrounds, last week. Bond was set at S5CO. The state produced two men who testified ns eyewitnesses. They were John L>. Lardrum and R. E. Smotners. who were working at the Fairgroimrts near the shack Taylor ;s charged with burning They testified that they saw Taylor strike three matches' in an apparent effort i 0 burn the 5 hac)> a former tool-shed In which he had set up living quarters. Taylor was arrested by city police after burning the one-time tool shed. After his arrest near the scene of the fire last Tuesday, he told officers he burned the shack in defiance of orders from Mississippi County Fair Association officials to move. The shack was to be torn down ! r make room for a new livestock building. Forgery Suspected IONIA. Mich., July 31. (UP) — Ah, the sweet mystery of a wife. A spouse wrote the following plea In requesting tickets for the Ionia Free Fair which opens Monday: "My husband likes pretty girls. Plense give us scats near the stage so he can have a good look at them,' scntcd were Crittenden, Poinsett. Craighead, St. Francis, Lee and Phillips. Equitable Tax Assessments To Be Sought PINE BLUFF, Ark., July (UP) — A newly-appointed committee today is studying the so-called Grccnvil'e. Miss., plan of lax assessment equalization which was explained to a group of 'Pine Bluff citizens yesterday. The committee will ivakc its report on Aug. 20. The equalization plan calls !or a corrplclc and individual appraisal of all properly in Pine Bluif and Jefferson County by an out- of-town firm. John n. Cole, head of -the appraisal company, termed assessments in Jefferson County the worst he had ever seen." He explained that while average assessment. 1 ; per capita throughout the area ranged seme S2.0CO, Jefferson County has an average of less than S5OX tity, the group will be able to carry out its work with more speed and efficiency by acting as any business organization ancl will be unhampered by Arkansas school laws which restrict activities of school boards. One of the first moves of the as- rcund out the cash on hand to iho new school site will DC lo borrow the approximately $20,000 needed to round out the cash o nhand to the required S50.000. In this manner, the site can be acquired without the necessity of acquiring and holding options on the property until the rcmainins funds, are obtained through contributions. This loan will then '«• repaid when the contributions are obtained. Authorized capital of the new corporation was listed as $50,000, tile amount sought through the school fund drive. Because it is 'i non-prolit corporation, no dividends or salaries will be paid or profits realized. When all transactions aud business in connection with acquisition of the site Is completed, it will be turned over to Mie Blythevillo School District Pemiscol Acquit Bartender Case Involves Death Of War Veteran in Steelc, Mo., in 1945 CARUTHERSVILLIC. Mo., July 31 —'RcSsrt -E. Trakcs, 51, formerly ot Steele, Mo., as acquitted here yesterday by a jury in Pcmiscot Comity Circuit Court, of the fatal shooting nf James E. Kcnlcy, 25-year-old World War II veteran, in a Steelc )utch Capture Malang in Java Island's 4th Largest City Falls After jl- Artillery Attack BATAV1A, July 31. (UP> — Mn- ang, the. fourth largest city In Java, fell today to Dutch Marines and soldiers In the biggest single vie- wy for the Dutch nrmctl forces ilnce the start of the campaign Igalnsl the Indonesian Army. Arnold Drackman, United Press Correspondent, reported from Malting that the Dutch forces entered the key city of East Java nt 9:01 .m. "I \vas the only American correspondent to accompany the Dutch tropjjs into the city, and I rode lu e first wave of combat Miss Cora I.ce Cabman, home demonstration aju'iit f°r Novih Mississippi County lor the past 2-1 years, today uude goodbye to hundreds of her friends at a rally and picnic Riven In her honor at Wal- kcv Park by the members of 11 m Hc-ir.e Demonstration Clubs ol North Mississippi County. The rally unit rtlcnlu were phnnril as just "anntlii-r meet- Ing" of thr County Council of Homo Di'inonstratUni Clubs, lilli rriilly It ivn.s !iiTaM£t'il as it surprise parly with nu array of sneakers anil (U'llvi'ry «if u siic- «'I:U gift purchased liy thr cl'ib WHIUI'U. As a token of their apprcclaltm for the work done by Miss Colonial In her many years as Home Demon slmliou Acent, Ihe members of th clubs presented her with n I 4 )!! Plymouth sediin, as a "golnn 11- wny " present. Mlsr, Coleman, who recently resigned her position, staled that fcho would retire to private life In IHT mitlvo Greenwood, S. C-, home. Her resignation will be come effective AUR. IB, The county clui) -iiuncll and t il- ly got underway at 11 o'clock this morn I UK with c pli'iilc dinner [>>'.lowed by an addreiw by Cju:i!y Judge Roland Green, who acted .is master of ceremonies for the event. C. Cl. Smith. niy:!ii:vll,e p!:v',in, presented the n't'n'i'.-.'i'j' 1 . Several addresses were scheduled for delivery dur'ir.i :iio ulU'r- noon's program. Man: 1 !; julurcsf: 1 ; will be I.- a. N ish, spcnkl-f, 'or the Liquor Taxes /nU.S. Drop $57,407,000 WASHINGTON, July 31. (UP)— Americans smoked more but drank ess In the year ended June 30 than n the preceding year. Recording-; to nternal ilevemic Bureau collec- lons. The, bun-mi took In *1 J38.ttOO.OOC i tobacco taxes during the 1*41 fiscal year, $73.349,000 more th»n In Iscal 1040. Hut liquor tax collections lotnlcd only »2,4,75,000,000, $51,401,000 below th« previous year. Total federal Income from all laxcx amounted to $39,106,000,000 for the 1047 !\scnl year. That compares with 1048. $40.412,000,000 In lineal dlher major source* of fiscal 194'! income, as compared with the previous year: Corporation tuxes — $8.055,000,000, >ip $1.415,000,000. Individual Income tuxes—$19,343,000.000. u p $036,000,000. Gift taxes—$10,497,000, up $23,- 2G5.000. Manufacturers' excise taxes—$!,429.000,000, up $502,124,000. Miscellaneous taxes— »l,&r>l,000,- 000. up $il0.84(j,000. Retailors' excise tuxes »514',227,000, up $22,181,000. Employment, WAA Okays Gift To Blytheville of Part of Air Field City Obtains UM of 51 Buildingt and- 1,213 Acres at BOM Blytheville's application for rin out-right grant giving the city runways ai)d 'ain>ort facilities at the former $M>_,000,000 Army Air Fieldhefc ,lias boon approved, Mayor E', R. Jackson announced today. Approval of the application was received from Floyd A. Sharp, dep- •t'iy regional director ol the War Assets ^Administration's Office of Ffeul Property Disposal • In Little nock, and gave the city a portion of the airfield property inc'.udtrig 1.31327 acres and a large number.. up $323.5:17,000. taxes—42,024,900,000, 4-11 Cluhs of the, county; H. o. bar Sept. 22, 1C45. The jury, on which served for Die first history of PcmSscot two womci time in th2 County Cir- Brnckman »»•» Dispatch. : ,ftj6e Dutch Army reported In a lions" system was clogged commtinlca- of- Southwestern Bell May Ask Higher Telephone Rates LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. July 31. (UP)—Applications requesting permission to increase telephone rates in Arkansas may be filed soon by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. The firm operates in Arkansas, Missouri. Oklahoma and cuit Ccnil, returned the verdict of not guilty after deliberating for abcut 50 minute's. 'Die case to the jury about 5 p.m. ycsterd.iy. The fiist two 'wo.non jurors to serve on a Pcir.iscot Circuit Court jury were Mrs. Pearly VVimbcrly and Mrs. WJIIard nay, both Hayti, Mo., housewives. The trial began Monday but was continued until yesterday to oblam a witness new employed in Detroit. Mr. Fr?k?s was a bartender In Ma:,''.i Saloon at the time of the shocting, in which a single bullet killed two men. Following an argument, Mr. Krakes fired one shot at Kcnlcy. The 'aullct passed through 'Kcnlcy's chest near the heart nnd struck Hoyt Oscar Turnbow, who was star-ding next to him. Claims Self l>rfcnsc Testimony showed that Kcnlry. had been ordered by Ot-ho May, owner of th bar, to slay out of hi> place, returned ancl refused to leave. When Mr. May left to call -.m officer. Kenlcy bcjan cursing and threatening Mr. Frakcs and brandishing n beer bottle while leanin:; across the bar. testimony also showed. Mr. Frakcs reached behind him, look a pistol from a shelf and fl:-ed once, witnesses testified. Shorty rteddick of Detroit, also a bartender at May's Saloon when the shoot'iv occurred, was an eyewitness. Self defense was claimed by Mr Frakes' counsel while the state .p.!- ficial traffic, apparently holding to minimum the facilities allowed Bnickman Immediately.) The Dutch were reported driving steadily ahcnd in both Eust and West Java. Reports circulated that the Dutch government might try to rcsutnc negotiations with the Indonesians in a bid lo end the conflict. , Mnlang is a resort city SO miles south of Socrabaja, noted for Its hotel, residences and public buildings. The main thoroughfares were bal- tcred and pocked after an all-nielli arlillery shelling by the Dutch and the scorched earth activity of the Indonesians. The streets were strewn with broken glass, rubble, rocks, tret: trunks, barbed wire barricades and smashed furniture. The Indonesians had set fire to factories, schools nnd churches. Malang, with a normal population of about 150,000, was practically deserted. . KuappenbcrRcr v sccret.vv of tin Mississippi County Farm Hiircau: Mrs. Ha/el Jorrinn. tlhi.rlci honw; demonstration agent; Keith Hllbvey. county alsenl; and L. II. A'.itry, president or the Mississippi County Pair Association. The main topic of discussion during the rally was the 1D47 County Fair, which will be held the last week In September. The fnlv Is ,m annual event 111 which the Homn Demonstration Chibs of the county play a major lole. During the business session which followed the picnic dinner. Miss Coleman told the members of t|ie Ki'oup that the Mississippi county Fair Association had donated a plot In the Southeast seel :l doiifttci lion of I Ihe fairgrounds to the Home Demonstrations Clubs as a site for club house. A serapbook, entitled. "Memories of Mississippi County," which was prepared by scvcnil men'bcrs of the various North Misslsslpui County club, was presented Miss Coleman by Mrs. T. R. Watson, a club leader. Army Men Fight Big Hughes Deal Military Leaders' Objections in 1942 Fell en Deaf Ears WASHINGTON, July 31. (UP) — I'he Joint chiefs of staff and other high military officials objected without success: In 1942 to the Kal- sev-Hughcs contract for building plywood cargo planes. Senate In- vestlKators disclosed today. Chairman Homer Ferguson. R,. Mich., producer! at hearings of his Senate Defense Investigating Subcommittee a hitherto secret, memorandum In which tlie Joint chiefs of staff opposed the flying boat pro- Jcot on grounds that it might disrupt the combat plane program. Robert Lovett, who will assistant secretary of war In 1»4J, said tho War and Navy department*'•greed to furnish onglnei tot tin flying boats only becauM Donald M. Nelnon, chairman of the W«r Production Board, told them to. It was Nelson who — dcspife the military objections — directed Jesse H. Jones, then head of the Reconstruction Finance Corp., tq give the flying boat contract to plane- maker Howard Hughes and West N. W. Kyle Buys Lark in Grocery On South Lake St. N. W. ky.'c. of Blytheville, has purchased Larkin's Grocery, 1C6 South Lake Street, it was announced today. Mr. iKyle formerly operated the Kyle Grocery on East Main Street and has been in the ratal! grocery tusincss in Blytheville for 12 years. | tempted to show that he fired *oo He assumed operation of the store soon In the argument. The Caru today. Methodist Minister's Widow Dies in Pine Bluff Kansas. Charles W. Wine, chairman of the Arkansas public, service commission, said yesterday that .he had been "unofficially" informed that the firm will ask tor higher rates throughout its system. Formal app'ication for the hike has not been filed. Southwestern serves some 85,000 subscribers from 77 central offices in iArk;\nsas. II showed a net profit of 4874,742 on an investment of $26,447,000 in the state during 1956. thersville law firm of Ward roid Reeves was defense counsel. Prosecuting Attorney Elmer Peal, assisted by O. E. Hooker, handled the state's case. : Mr. Frakes has been employed at Benton Harbor Mich., since Mrs. Don C. 'Holman, widow of, shooting and returned for the trial. the Rev. Don C. Holman, former j w Lclltz u . as JlU . y [ or/;man ln pastor of the Lake Street Metho-, lhe caKCi lAcard ^ circuit dist Church, died last night in L It Sc i u ,it Pine Bluff in the home of her' daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stone. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in .the First Methodist Church, Carulhersvillc, Mo. The Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of .the First Methodist Church here will officiate. She is survived by one daughter and two sons. Cootcr, Mo., Civic Leader, Former City Official, Dies CARUTHERSVILI.E. Mo.. July 31. —Funeral services for Charles C.' Linvbaugh, 73. were held Tuesday afternoon at the Cootcr, Mo.. Methodist Church. Services were conducted by the Rev. Marvin Niblack, pastor of the Rtcele Methodist Church, and the Rev. U. W. Pierce, pastor of the Cooler Baptist. Church, Internment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, between Steelc and Cooler. Mr. Llmbnugh died Sunday nl his home In Cootcr. He had been active in Republican politics for 35 years, serving as deputy state oil inspector from 1929 lo 1931 under Oov- ernor Cnulflcld. He was an active member of the Methodist Church for DO years. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He had served as mayor, clerk and a member of Ihe town board of Cootcr. as well as director and secretary of the Cooler Board of Education. Surviving arc two sons. Hadley Limbaiigh of Kenuett. and Leonard Llmbaugh of Carulhersvillc: and two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Coleman of Cooler and Mrs. A. W. Jordan of Bragg City. Also surviving arc 13 grand children. Farmer's Loan Agency Pays Big Dividend More than 200 fai'nu.r.i !•>. Mis. sisslppl Counly are rciv'.vl:]:! clvcka totaling J1DI0.25. as dividends on slock In the National Farm Loan Association ot Osccola, according to announcement today by Joe Z Martin, seccrctary-treasurer. The dividend of five per cejui was declarer! by the board of director!) of the association at its last meeting and Ls payable to Its member- stockholders of record at the closi of business on May 31. The payment of this dividend by the association has the effect n reducing the average Interest rat paid this year by association mem hers to 3.77 per cent on the S58'2, 080.00 oiitslatMllng In mortiia; loans, the association's offlcla liolnlcd out. The dividend payment by till credit cooperative \ias made pos slble by a recent dividend receive Const Industrialist Henry J. K»l- scr. The subcommittee Is invcstiKat- ig $40,000.000/ In wartime plane onlracts awarded to Hughes. Hughes Called to Testify The senators want Hughes to estify In person, and soon, op his hargc that the Investigation Is a blackmail" In behalf of Pan Ame- icnn Airways. Hughes said In Los Angeles yesterday th»t Sen, Owen Brewster, R., Me., chairman of th: ull committee, offered to call of he probe If Hughes would mertje :ils Transworld airline with Pai American. A few hours inter, the committee summoned HtiRhcs to appear MO ater than tomorvw lo nn questions. It still has not bcon no titled when he will nrrlve. With Lovett on the stand, Per Ruson produced a July 30, 1943 memorandum to Hflson from th.e Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson, it conveyed a messago from the Joint chief? of slalf expressing fear tin* production of th-. cargo planes woul.1 disrupt the combat plane program. Guerrillas Raid Greek City of Alcxandroupolis 'ATHENS, July 31. (UP) —Military authorities reported today that guerrillas atuicked the coastal city of Akxandroupolis near the Turkish border last nigl.t. on Its .stock Bank of St. soclallon Is passing on to Its mem bcrs the savings made by the co In The Federal Lan< Louis. Thus tho A. C. Huddlesron, Business Man Of Brinkley, Dies A. C. Huddle-ston Sr.. 16, of Brinkley, father of J. LcRoy Huddleston of Blytheville, died I st night in Brinkley. Funeral arrangements were Inoperative farm mortgage system, i complete today pending the rc- stem, i Tile special dividend of 30 per cent paid to the association by the bank was used to build strong reserves In the assoclntton. The five per cent dividend being paid this year compares with five per cent last year, and 5 yer cent paid In 1945. Soybeans CHICAGO. July 31. tUP) beau quotations: Open November 278B March 275A Soy- Closo 2«in 275A Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy today, tonight and Friday with little change in temperatures, Army Air force Day Observance Urged in Mayor's Proclamation Mayor E. R. Jackson, today issued a proclamation setting aside to- ir.mrrw to be obsieved as Army Air Fc-rce Day in 'Blythevlllc. The proclamation was issued in line with the Nation's observance of the 43th anniversary of the Army Air 'Force tomorrow and with the proclamation issued by President Truman designating to- narrow as Army Air Force Day thrcughcut the nation. In issuslng the statement, Mayor Jackson said, "I urge all citizens of Biythcvillc to J=in in the oo- servance of Ihis day with ceremonies appropriately expressing their gratitude for Uie Army Air Forces' glorious past and their hopes for its future continued growth and development." turn of J. L,. Huddleston. who Is en route here from Colorado He U manager of HiKtdleaton & Co. wholesale firm here. The elder Huddleston had been In tho grocery business In Brink Icy for about 35 years and was a native of Jackson County. He Is also survived by his wife Mrs. Martha Huddleston of Brinkley, and another son, A. C. Hud- dlesfon Jr., manager of the Hud- rttcslon Company at Brinkley. N. YTStocks p.m. Quotations A T and T 155 7-1 Axcr Tobacco 76 1- Anriconda Copper 35 1-: neth Steel 89 Chrysler 58 1- Gen Electric 38 Gen Motors 60 Montgomery Ward 813- N Y Central 15 1- Int Harvester Republic Steel 27 1- Radio Kc:ony Vacuum 165- of buildings and pieces ol related equipment. _ ', ' ; '"',' ^ Mr. Sharp's approval, grate, 'the city authority to "enter Into pos : session of the airport property /or use, operation maintenance' , o? ' 'Hie notification of approval/contained In a letter from 'H. p, '.Ed'^1 wards, chief of <thc airport bnUjchT of the Office of Real Property 'Disposal, also stated .that the city will be notified in ithe "near future" of notion, If any, required of it to make delivery of instruments of transfer. • • ' The remainder of . tlie 2jM2/)l- acre airfield property Is nip for disposal by the WAA and the city plans to purchase part or ali'of it,' Muy I5uy Olher Property . '..-[ 'Application to purchase the rest of this pvcpcrty was (iiade ear.'ier this month toy ithe city but It'can^- not be considered uiitll >the land lias becri appraised and advertised or snlc by the WAA; according to Ir. Edward's letter. '. Mayor Jnckson said today that ic city still 'Was not certain of its tn-lus In regni'd to priorities neert- d to purchase the property, _' "; The airport fantlltles and runways, leased by the city last Rill, vlll continuj to be operated as a rfunlolpal Airport under '.superyi- lon of the Civil 'Aeronautics Ad- nlnlstratlon, he said. ' Property given the. city » In tho Brant Included . the water" 'plant. ttich movers 38, acres In' the Southwest corner .of. rthe-" airlieirt . area,' laad.. tht ' sewage trenfrftertt-. >lant, covering 2.C5 acres. • . ;. _ A'so Included Is overhead wiring ind underground c^'ole in the are* overed by ithii grant.' .' City GeU 51 Building* -. IA of 51 buildings of various size and construction '>'as given he oily in -the grant. In addition to six units connected with the water plant and 11 with the sewage plant, this total includes live "lurge hangars and n machine. shop. Other buildings granted the city include a warehouse ne*T the ,*na- clilnc shop, till buildings .In the utility area used by the Army Engineers during the -war, the former civilian mess hall, a parachute bul'dlng nnd .two link trainer buildings- •.•••• Nearly 1253 acres, rtot Included In the grant, may revert ba'ck'.fco farm linds but disposition, of this area is pending sale of the un- granted property .by th?. WA'A^_" Approximately 25 acres, p^o., $e sold by the government, or by the ,r:lty If it purchases the land, for industrial purposes, Mayor .J^clfcbn said. In a break-down of the mlfficld area, 79.8 acres were listed as In by the 'Federal Public • Hous- ng Administration ar.d 76.74 acres 'ere set aside for on-slte. use. . •A lengthy itemized list of- equip- nent and installed property in- ludcd lin the grant was; given lie city-. The grant included fire- tghtinx nnd mowing equipment,, a rash truck, general rrraintenwice quipment. fencing arid, maintenance etiulpment for both • field paved areas. ' ; * ' Temperature Climbs Here To 98 Degrees Apparently en route to a repeat reading of the 100-degrec temperature recorded here last month, Ittie mercury yesterday climbed to a high of 98 degrees to establish a new second-place level. Aside from the 100 degrees recorded June 13, 97 had • been • the next highest temperature of ' the year until yesterday. The high yesterday exceeded by one degree the the highest temperature of July, 1946. Another near-30-degree drop in temperatures In a 24-hour "period was again recorded as the mercury dropped to a low of 69 degrees during last night, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Sludeiakcr 21 X- Standard of N J 78 1- Texas Corp <6 3- Packard 51-4 U S Steel 13 3-1 N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. July 31. '(UP) — Cotton closed steady. v open high loir clone March' .... 3274 330* S374 3303 May - 3228 32!£ 333S 33S5 July 3153 31*0 3151 7177 Oct. 3370 J4M 3370 33**' Dec 3316 3247 331« 1342 Spots close 3538; up 11.

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