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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX DOMINANT menmDADvi» /^« w/-mi-m» _4> *BW«VT... ^^^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 119 BlyUxrtlto D*Uj New* Bljrthertlle Courvr Blythevllle Berth) Valiey O? JMORTHKA OT ABKANBAB AMD BOOT««*Tr UUSOURI Jil.YTHKVlLUQ, ARKANSAS, ftkDN'KSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1947 Price Spiral Hits New Peak in U.S. For Postwar Era Labor, Management' Blame Each Other; No Relief in Sight By COIJHTJJNAY MOUKK (United Press SUff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. AllB. 13. (UP) — Labor und tnai:ngcmenl each blamed the other for high prices today as government statistics showed the cost-of-liv;ng at a nc\v postwar high and still climbing. A labor spokesman, CIO Vice President Emi'. Rievc, accused thc National Association of Manufacturers of gohi!; back on its pledge to work for lower prices If OPA were discontinued. Rievc called on Congress for immediate restoration or price cciliiiss and rationing of certain scarce (joods. The NAM replied that tabor's "Ihrcc rounds of general wage increases in the past year and the dhect, loss through strikes or more than 30,000,OU<! man-days ol production since last November" were directly responsible for keeping prices up. The NAM also criticized what il termed the Justice Department's intimation yesterday that current high prices are Ihc result of criminal conspiracy. It referred to the department's all-out camrjaign a- conspiracies to increase food, clotnins and housing prices Thc campaign is both "absurd and dangerous." said the NAM, because it ignores the effect on prices of wage boosts, strikes and foreign relief demands. CIO Lauds Clark's Decision But Ricve welcomed Attorney General Tom C. Clark's decision to prosecute uny persons or corporations conspirin!* to keep prices high or boost them higher. Rieve added, however, that much price setting does not "fall under criminal lav,-." He said that General Moiors Corp., for example, controls CO per cent of the automobile industry "and'therefore is able to dictate prices legally. "So we feel." Ricve said, "that steps should be taken at once to carry out our proposal of yesterday: that President Truman summon a conference of industrial, government and labor representatives to seek voluntary price reductions, and '"that Congress, immediately vupon re convening, should reestablish price and rationing controls," Meanwhile. latest figures from government agencies show that incomes and prices are still on thc upswing. ,Thc Labor Department's wholesale 1 market price index rose one-half or one per cent in the week ended Aug. 2, with steel and building materials leading the way. The price of farm products fell <Iur:ns (he week, but food and all other commodities continued to increase. Amid the charges and countercharges. Democrats and Republicans, labor and industry were nil pledged to do something about the high cost-of-living. The Democratic administration through the Justice Department promised to launch an immediate drive against illegal monopolistic price boosting. Attorney Tom c. Clark said his anti-lrust lawyers would ask for jail sentences and slirr fines for those con- viclcd. Thc Republican-controlled Congress promised to have three subcommittees in the field by Sept. 15 lo find., out what keeps prices up. The congressional groups will hold hearings in cities throughout the country and make recommendations to Congress when it reconvenes in January. The CIO ui'sctl congress to return to Washington before January for a special "price" session. Rjcvc warned thai unless living costs -ire reduced drastically j n ih c ne-ir future, labor will have no alternative but to call for another round of pay hikes. OfficialsAnnounccRcsults Of Tuberculosis Clinic Reports rrom thc pictures taken during the Tuberculosis Association's X-Rny clinic held here last month have been received at the Mississippi County Health Unit here, it was announced today bv Mrs Annabclle B. Fill, county County.'' 1 '™ f " r N ° rl " Mtei »*»* Of the HC3 North Mississiopl County ciUzcns x-raycd during ihr- clinic. 43 will be required to tm'o re-check pictures made, Mrs Fill stated. Citizens of Blytheville, who it tended the clinic, arc urccd Vv Mrs. Fill to pick up a copy 8 of the report on their picture at ihc Mississippi County Health Unit office here. Persons living on rural roules out of Blytheville and ,n oullying communities will rc-cl-ip a copy of their rc|x>rts b v nnH she said. • ' ' First Bale of 1947~Cotton To Reach Memphis Mart Sells for 65 Cents Per Lfc •MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13 <UP)' —Th c first bale of cotton from the 1047 crop brought 65 cents per pound today on thc Memphis market, thc world's largest. The 405-pound bale, grown by Frank Holloway, Gilbert, La., w^s purchased by Pete Crespi, veteran Memphis cotton buyer, Farmer Displays First Cotton Boll For 1947 Season P-l FARMER DISPLAYS 18 J. l^ MeBride, fanner on the Ciosnell I'hintat'on on North Division Street, to'lay displayed what Is believed to hi 1 Mississippi County's first opened cftlon boll. Mr. McBridc stated that the boll was found on the 160-acre tract that he rents from Miss June Oos- nell. owner of the plantation. He attributes the ouily opening of the boll to dry weather, stating that ho had round several bolls that had began to cruel:. Luxora District Seeks Barracks Buildings Needed For Temporary Use As Result of Fire Superintendent of Schools T. D. Wilkins of Luxora is in Slnllgart today negotiating with Ihe War Administration for surplus Army barracks buildings which will be used to expand Luxora schools and may be the answer to the question of classroom accommodations for the 410 pupils -of thc Victoria, school, ravaged by i;re Monday. Other than this possible temporary solution, plans for construction of the Victoria grade- school remained Indefinite today, according to c. B. Wood of Luxora. president of thc school u'ls- tricl's board of directors. Smouldering ruins and still-hot nibble from the S100.COO blaze, believed caused by defective wiring, delayed an investigation to determine what could be done In the way of re-building, Mr. Woisd said Superintendent in Sltilljart The white brick structure, one of the 'most modem schools in Northeast Arkansas, was severely damaged when lack of a water supply and fire fighting equipment hampered riremcn. who used dynai mite charges lo check thc blaze. Superintendent of Schools T. D. Wilkins of Luxora was in Stuttgart today and could not be reached for comment. However. Mr. Wood said it was likely that a meeting or thc board of directors would be called hi the next three or four days to discuss rtconscruc- tion plans AM eight classrooms and the cafeteria of the Victoria school eight miles West of Luxora, were destroyed by the fire although the front portion of trie building housing a large auditorium, offices and supply rooms was saved Al equipment with thc exception of three desks was saved. l.uxora Builds Annexes Work on construction of additions to both white and Nepro schools in Luxora is underway Approximately I 6 of thc surplus buildings will be used. Thc cafeteria of thc I uxorii High School is being expanded through use of the material which is also being used to add classrooms to the. Negro school there A large boiler was acquired with one of the surplus buildings and its installation in th c high school will fil] a long-fell need by doubling the capacity of tin present facilities. The old heating plant Is to be torn out and replaced by n,e larger boiler. AH work on both schools is scheduled to be completed by the time they rr-opcn Eept. 8. Mr. wood said ' Support Price On Soybeans Still in Force WASHINGTON. Aug. 13 (UP>_ The Agriculture Department toda announced that the government again this year will protect soybean processors against losses under the price support program for soybean growers. Under the program, processors will be guaranteed against losses on private loans so long as they puy the full support price to producers The mechanism, which is a protection against fluctuating prices in an uncertain market, was instituted in 1D4G. Early in the year lh c department announced that for 1D47 soybeans grading U. S. No. 2. prices will be supported at 52.04 a bushel for green and yellow varieties and SI 84 for brown, black and mixed varieties. N. Y. Stocks A T & Amcr Tobacco .. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Moiors li. m. Slock Prices: .... 152 .... 75 .... 3T> 58 182 36 50 Montgomery Ward ....... 59 N Y Central .............. 14 Hit Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker . Standard of N. J. Texas Corp Packard . .... U S Steel ]" 1:1 1-2 3-4 3-4 1-2 High Winds Damage Houston Airport A ec-mile-an-hour wind whipped the Municipal iiirn >rl in Houston, .stacking up ,,]anes along the parking ramps. Here two DC-3's and two light personal planes aic damugcd after thc freakish winds lifted them ff , . . ---u- • --.o/M.M I « 11111.3 ill IUU IIILJII pholoT Br ' " KIBC ° n " 1C IiC '" '"• cx " eclccl to "' n UcU ' CC11 *°- 00 ' (:CO "'"I *™.000. (NEA Tele- Osceola Paving Job Progresses City Rushes Work on $25,000 Program To Improve Streets Osceola. Aug. 1,1. _ osccohi's $25,000 street paving project is nearing completion, it was announced today by Charles Hampton, city engineer. Only short strips on three of Csceola's principal gravel streets remain to be blocktoppcd, Hampton stated, and thc completion of these is expected by this weekend. Aimed at the bettering of Osccola's parking situation, the blacktopping of the gravel streets was a part of the city's improvement campaign.'.This project was'given priority above a);, other improvement projects at the time the campaign began, Mr. Hampton said. Blaclctopnlrifr wort-.began on j larse, scale'olily last month and if completed this weekend, will be finished according to schedule. Most of the streets were widened considerably, he said. Streets that h.ave Iwcn completed and: are now open to traffic include West. Q'.:inn Avc., Lemvood Street, Adamo Street, and School Street, in the Western section of the city and Frisco Street, including the apron at tho depot, in the cenlral section. - Woi-k on the three remaining streets began today. These include ^ccan streel Soulh rrom Kciser Streel to Elizabeth Street- Union Street, from the grammar school to Broadway Ave.; and Elizabeth Street West to Pecan. Two Streets Extended Pecan Street will be extended one block South to intersect with Elr/.a- bclh street, Mr. Hampton stated and Elizabeth street will be extended one block South to intersect with Elizabeth Street. Mr. Hampton stated, and Elizabeth Street will be extended ^ne block W---1 The purpose ••: exlendiiii- trsi- two streets is lj relieve the lm'- fiir conce-'ion of Ihc streets surrounding the iii-aniumr school wn™ thc school is in session, lie said. of the Arkansas Highway Deoai-'.'- mcnl is progressing rapidly oti the blacklopping of Highway 40 from Osceola West lo where thc gravel begins. The Ijlncktopplng work has progressed to a point approximately five miles West or Osceola, a- bont halfway between Osceola and Kciser Junction. Wholesale Food Prices Jump 25 Per Cent in Year NEW YORK. AUK. i:i. (U.P.) — Wholesale rood prices continued lo edge upward, moving to $S.59 on the Dun fc liradslrcet index for Aug. iy. Hie agency reported lo- ctay. Price advances registered by 10 of the 31 roods in general use pushed thc index over tho $fl.B7 mark of thc preceding week, compared to $5.!0 for the corresponding week a year ago. Prices of corn, rye. oals, wheat, barley, lard, butler, ciiccses, sugar, cocoa, molasses, bctins, peas, potatoes, hogs ami iambs Increased while flour, beef, ham, bellies cottonseed .oil, raisins and currants decreased. Asuncion Attack by President Morinigo Of Paraguay Moves Site of Government BUENOS AIRKB, Argentina, Aug 13. (UP)- Paraguayan rebels Jjursl into the center of Paraguay's cap- tal of Asuncion today and captured Marshall Departs For Rio Meeting Inter-American Defense Conference To Open Friday WASHINGTON, Alii'. 13. (UP) — President, Truman, expressing confidence Hint the Intcr-Amorlcan defense conference at Rio dc Janeh-o will be n success, bade goodbye lodny to Secretary of Stale George C. Mm shall ••:<, ho left for Brazil. - 'Hie -President motored to National Airport shortly before 0 a.m.. EOT. lo see Marshall off on his .flight lo Rio do Janeiro. Chairman Arthur H. VnndenbDrg, R., Mich., of (lie Senate oPrclgn Relations Commlllcc, and Warren B. Austin, u. s. delegate to the 'UN ••rttrity Council, accompanied ""—>»<*> Rio. r- f^sidetit told .the three —r-^Uttt he was convinced their trip vobld. be a slcu toward world peace. "I know you will have a successful irip and conference," the President said. '• "I am happy to have lhc samo delegation as in Ihe past working (or peace in the world and thc Western Hemisphere." 1 Mar.shall replied that he was going "Soulh" with great hopes.inrl City Loses Case Involving Test of Zoning Measure Property Owner's, Claim for Damages Still Before Court Chancellor Fnincls W. Cherry of .loncsboro yesterday dismissed an Injunction suit filed liy the City of uiylhcvlllc niinlnsl Flcclwood B. Joyuer to hull operation of a filling station In a residential district after the ilefemlanl Illed a demurrer and (in answer which charged thut Iwn city ordinances dealing with Minlni; were unconstitutional. The suit was kept In force, however, as Chancellor Cherry overruled the demurrer In Its application to Mr«. Margaret Crawford, a co-plalntirr. Thc s'lll seeks nn Injunction rc- i.trainliu; Mr. jriyiim 1 'from npcral- Inu the filling station, in (ho U100 block on Chlckasnwlm Avenue, and orck'iinn removal of equipment and nxliireji. The complaint charges violation of city ordinances covering construction of buiiinc.™ building,' in a ic.Hldcnlliil men. City Attorney I'crcy Wright raid today thai the city had not decided yet whether lo (lie a new .suit. Properly Owner Asks l>,.mnj;r- Mr.s. Crawford charges the station hiiK damaged her property at 21111 Chlckasuwlm, across Ihu ulrccl from It. Mr. Joyncr, through his attorney W. Leon Smith, demurred to all thritc counts of the complaint, Thc demurrer asserted thai ttie court lucked Jurisdiction In thc case, the city has not Ihe legal capuelly to sue, Ihere was u defect of party plaintiff In so far ns thc city as a plaintiff was concerned, and that the the complaint docs not slate sufficient fuels lo constitute a cause for action. Dismissal of the disc for want of equity was asked In Ihe demurrer. The answer filed ycslqidny pertained to Mrs. Crawford's complaint only and resolved lhc suit Inlo a lesl case of lhc validity of thc city's zoning requirements. The answer denied that the filling slatlon was localcd within tlic city limits am) thai Iho city council hud denied Mr. Joyuer a penult to build 11. The mounted,police headquarters | also reportedly fell lo the rebels. 1 said fierce house-to-house' who fighting continued. To reach , , orlnigo's residence, thei rebels slashed through the workers'! district of the city, and swarmed over barricades which loyalist dc-, fenders had erected at almost cvcrv ' street corner. Commercial radio stations in Asuncion stopped broadcasting, bul the government station continued lo exhort lhc population to ,. cMst City Renews Housing Lease At Air Base The City of Blytheville will operate the Veterans Housing Quarters at the Air B*sc for another v year. Mayor E. R. Jackson announcer! today after his return fic-m Port Worth. Texas, where a contract for n re-newcd lease was negotiated with Federal Housing Administration. ' The housing area will be operated through Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion on the same basis as it has been for the past year and no changes have been made. Mayor Jackson said. The old lease expired July i and was rc-ncwcd as effective on lhat date. Tho mayor was accompanied by E. A. Rice, manager of the housing area. Oscar Fendlcr, Blylheville attorney, and Joe Evans, auditor for the VHQ. Negotiations arc continuing for acquisilion of the present and additional housing facilities at the air base, Mr. Fendlcr and Mayor Jackson said. Renewal of the lease on the present facilities was the main purpose of thc trip, Mr. Fendlcr said. The mayor termed thc trip "00111- plclcly successful." He rclurncd early this morning. The other three officials returned by plane yesterday afternoon. Ihn battle, and insisted that loyalist defenses were crumbling everywhere Itclirl Positions "Shaky" Government source.-., however reported that thc rebel position'was t,™ '""7"!°" l>CC " l ' SC Sovcrnmcnt loops had recaptured three villages surrounding Asuncion-San I Bernardino, Llmpio all[1 Irill , I Government reports reaching Formosa, an Argentine lown near Ihr Ijaillc urea, said 10.000 civilian resi- dcnls of Asuncion had taken ur> arms In light the rebels This conn lerccl a rebel call for the people to [, i S,Z, : ', (l ' li ,"- S! Mori "'«'>. who,,, ihn l.ilor "'•'"'led as u die- In Clorimfa, an Argentine town di.-cclly across thc Pariguay River !eTc:urr',^,^n ( r f ,c; enibalt^d %&£*«** ™ "'< Paraguayan refugees who fled lo C onnda were forbidden lo return »»'«»• own country. The order was wh 1 M ParaKllil 3""> gendarmerie o..trt!s"n l ^rfor M «x l °or llB «-"; 1h !;ever tried lo cross the rivfr lie )c i sources said i his was ,, u ', cl) £ prevent rebel sympaihUcr, from Joining In the assault on Asuncion The whercah.-,ui s „, Mo ,.j nigo , Us government was not known He has been reported planning to move tho capital lo i'ila,-. 200 miles South °',','V" 1C ! on ' n <1 i'o f «« from Clorlnria Morii,? 8 " <ilplo " lnl -' i accredited lo ±'a'T'.?" vc "\'. n ? il .-y™™ «*»«i "I feel thai this conference is very Important In the world picture ns well as In thc solidity of Western Hemisphere," Marshall said. Mr. Truman plans to allcnd thc nio conference later this month or early in September. Brazilian Ambassador CJarlns Martins and members of the Bra- '.ilinn embassy .-ilaff were on hand to shake hands ullh President Truman and sny good bye lo the delegation. Using Mr. Truman's lormcr plane, ih c foiir-cngincd "Sacred Cow," Marshall nnd his parly plan brief refueling .-lops at Sun Jiinn, Puerto Fllco. and Belcm. Brazil, before arriving at the Brazilian cap- Hal tomorrow afternoon. On Friday lhc foreign ministers of 20 of lhc 21 American republics will meet to brpin work on a permanent Inlcr-Aincric.-in defense Ircaty lo supplant lhc temporary protection accord .signed at Mexico City In March. 1345. Nicaragua lias nol, been Invllrd since Its present government came Into power through a coup d'etat. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • Greater Blytheville Population Placed At 17,500 by C. of C. Statistics from a survey being conducted by thc Chamber of Commerce showed today that an extension of thc city llmlU to Include whin Is now called "Greater Blytheville" would boost the poputaVlon lo approximately 17.5CO. This would Include Ml dwelling units nov, Just outside the city """"*• "s'»« »« average, of five persons to a family * An estlmaled 2803 dwelling unit"; arc at present located within the city limits These figures were taken froiii a survey made by Worth D,' Holder, secretary of thc Chamber o{ Commerce, to obtain rlata for- * business directory of the city. The present population pf BMlie- vllle stands at a little more thin YoungDemocrats To Seek Members U.S. and British To Talk Finances 12-Man Delegation From London Due in Washington Monday WASHINGTON, Alig. 13. (UP) — Secretary or Treasury John Sny- dcr said today lhat U. S. and British officials will open talks hero MoivTivy on revising terms of the t:i.75(1.000,OiJO Bri;i5h loan. A 12-inan dclciiull&n headed by Sir. Wilfred Entiy will seek relaxation of the loan's lerms as part or a dcftpnrutc cflorl by the British lo conserve their dwindling sun- ply of dollars wllh which lo buy needed American goods- In . announcing lhc conference dale. Snydcr drilled at a pross ron- tai'Mico Iflndon rumors lhat the United States Is considering alwost in thc price It pays ror gold from »:i5 an ounce to $50. Such an increase would give nations with Kol:l reserves more dollars and bljj- gcr credits to tide Ihcm over until the Marshall plan for Europe-in recovery goes Into effect. Snydcr said he had a statutory right "under certain clrcumslan- cr.s" lo increase thc gold price. Hut. he added, "there is no such plan for iiny increase In lhc prlco of sold." He E nl(i "there has been no talk, no discussion" or any boost. ported to have left already. Fierce TropicaTstorm Moves Into Gulf Area i,,' "s- l3 - 'UP' -The U. s. Weather bureau todav wesT C r ?!' ' fltC ' esU lu fe Sou'lh- west Gulf of Mexico lhat a small but fierce tropical storm u, a t cn- lercd thc Our from Ihe Yucatan Former Blythcvillc Man To Be Buried Tomorrow Funeral Services for Louis Slow- art of Winslow, Alrn.. formerly ol "lylhcvlllc, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 pm. In Lllte Kock. Mr. Slcwart was killed in a plain- crash Salurday in Wlnslow. Going from Blytheville this afternoon lo attend services will IK? Mr. Stewart's cousin. Mrs. Lticy McAdams, and Miss Kllzabcih Qlythc, accompanied by two of his nieces, Diane and Rosemary DeLisle of Porlagevillc. Mo. Hryanl F. Stewart and his son. Bryant p. Jr.. will leave cnrly tomorrow morn- Ing for Liltlc Hock for lhc services. Accompanying th c Blylheville ic- latlvcs back hc--e will be Mrs. Peal I Stewart of Winstow, mother of Mr. Stewart, his brother, Bert Stewart of Boston, Mass., a sislcr. Mrs. G. G. Travis, and a brothcr-ln-hv.', Bennett Bernard, both of Winslow. Mrs. Stewart, who is in ill hcaltn. previously saH The probably would nol be able lo make the Irlp :o Little Rock but i n a telephone call to Bryant stcwarl said she woulJ make thc Irip and afterward co;nc here to be wllh her sislcr. Mrs James Webb, and other relatives. Soybeans ;opcn Nov.'JTBA Mar. —. close 281 Phone Numbers In 400 Series To Be Changed P. J. Poc, manager of the Blytheville ofice of lhc Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, announced loday lliat all telephone numbers in nlythcvllle beginning with the numeral "totir" would be changed effective at midnight Aug. 2o. However, h c polnlcd out that thc change in the numbers would not be confusing Inasmuch as lhc only change lo be made is to add an additional numeral four lo the number. o r ail numbers In the -400 series would be changed lo 1400 series, he said. "By changing ihe numbers In the 4CO scries to thc 4400 series means lhal loco, more telephone numbers will be available to lhc citizens of Blylheville." Mr. Poc stated. "Due to the rapid growth of Blythcvilie. naturally the demand for telephones has become greater. w c have already used nn the 20CO and lh e 3000 scries and now we must open lhc 4000 scries" he said. ' Work has already begun on thc opening of thc new scries, he slated and it will be completed In line for th c change. Customers in Blytheville that will be affected by the change will be notified of then- new number, he said. Poll Tax Payments Urged by Leaders in ^ Non-Political Club Chancellor .KntncU W. Cherry of JoncsbDi-o, imlioiml commltteeman lor the Yci.inii Denioctntlc Cliibs of Arkansas, luid Arthur S. (Todd) 'Harrison, chairman lor North Mi.s- Klsslppl county, met here yesterday and mnpiwd plans for a campaign for new mcmbars, These two lenders nl,sr> outlined a program for Impressing on young people the Importance of obtaining poll thx receipts, mm then using them. • Chnnccrior Cherry pointed out Unit only 61 per cent of the you n if Democrats in the state *ero active dKrinii the last elections. Qf the '2,- CCO.OCO people In Arkansas, fewer than one-fourth exercise the' right to vote. • , The Importance of vothvg and the Importance of securing K poll tax 5>rlor to tiro deadline at midnight October 1, 1047, Is'to be stressed. A prograVn Is being outlined novy to institute different methods of Betting Information to thc-Yc-uns Democrats concerning their (jovern- menl, its functions Kiid outstanding features. It Is Iclt that through such HII informative program many will really thut they should miikc an effort to have R psirt in the aovcriiment. ,*Cr. JUrrlxon ha.1 named Mips Ellrabcth'Biythe »sco chairman for this district. Miss Biythe will «s- sumc lier dutlw Immediately. v The mUslon.of the Youhg Democratic Clubs will be 1. To Inloim young men and women in the probMrn-s of their government. , " 2. To encourage young voters to luke «n active Interest In' political nnd imbllc affairs. 3. To provide a forum for young men and women to study and discuss lm|X>rtant economic, politlcaJ and social Issues. •t. To recruit young and vigorous leadership for tho Democratic Parly. The citizens of this oomunlty arc being called upon to check and see If they iiavc secured their pcf.l tax. Speed Shown By Highway air Crew Rep Work on. the blacktopping of thc first lea of Highway 81 frojn the Arkansas-Missouri stale line lo Bly- UicvKlc Is Hearing completion today wllh only a two-mile strip belween the Blythcvllle Country Club anil ttic Knit* Bridge remaining to be rc-surraccd. ' The blacklopping work began at the .state line last week with the re-surfacing of the half of tlic, highway completed, to Blytlwvllle: yesterday. Thc Slate Highway De- parlmcnr.-i cre-sv began work on blacklopplng thc West hall this •morning. Upon completion of the North .section of the highway, the worK- mcn w! I move lo Division Slrcel lo begin work on lhc Soulh sec- lion, the report, Mated. The portion of the road which runs through' Arkansas is expected to be completed by November. A second crew began work on Highway 63 near Marion last week and is reported to be making good headway. TJils crew will begin on Highway 61 Immcdialcly after it reaches thc intersection of Highways 61 and 63 at Turrtll and work -North, 'meeting thc Norlh crew near Osceola, Voters at Steeto, Mo., To Pass on Bond Issue Stccle. Mo., voters will go lo Ihe polls tomorrow to cast their bil lotts In thc special election called to decide whether n bond Issue ol $61,500 wll be iloated for the construction of a ne« grade school. The polls wf! open at 7 a.m. ana remain open iin'il u p.m. stecles sclioo: officials asked the city for a new Rturle school bal'.rt- iug due to 'he ovcrcrowdtng'o'f the present facilities. The need of a lunch room, arrj '.U;' ticslrc of Denton and New Suivcy residents lo send their children to the Steels school, were given is additional reasons. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy today tonight and Thursday. No taporUni temperature changes. 14.00D, counting oiilj persons dwelling within the city limits 'Any move lo expand the ott 3 lln^ ils to Include all of "Cltemler B'y- Umvllle" and boost |.hc official pop-illation would resu't In three large Industrial plmits bocomlr.j pah of thc city. NowXocate,d onUlcie ,'he city limits, Ihcse are the Swift Oil Co., (Blytheville Option Oil Mill and thc Blytheville Compress.' -.' •- '' ' Thc survey nlvo shown) thit the' portion of .Ihe ilte Htcctedifbr a new hlith vhool on 1 which the irmlh building would be looltM b oulslrlr the cjty linflti. \\ ' . ( : '•', When a new school ' building" 'Is constructed on this site, it will have to become part of the city or the new structure will 'be left 'without fire proleclion. ' .'.. ;'" .-.. ' " The Harrison Negro sclyool- U also outside tho city HMlts and'has only II one-Inch water iirie fof'flri. pro- tecl-lon. ' ' " ., '.- -' ,' ' •An extension of the city limits to Include the «}\ dwelling UnUs would add approximately 640 acres' to the area of Blylheville and ln,crea!se that arci to moil, than tiyo and a half snunrc miles. J A brcakdo*n of dwelling Units now outside the citj limits fhows the follcwlng number, in dlff«rrent part.s of "Greater Blytrievtlle:'* Prl It Addition 239 nrei E««l of feouth Illghviny 61 38 aroUnd the form r American l«glon klrfield, II I North of the BLythcvllle Cotton Oil Mill 2* aou'heut of Blfthc ville 1«, East of tno city W, and. North of the city (inrludln^ th«> pro|XKcd "school site) Ul Some Portions OfMidWest Get GoodHain Continued relief from the lOft-phis temperatures of .the past'two'-weeks was fell by Blytheville residents ycslcrday as llic mercury merit' no higher than 93 degrees. ; '..'•' .:,•; •Night •temperatures remained In thc lew 70's as a minimunrresdliig of 74. degrees was recorded during Insl night,.'according to Robert B Blayloik, official weather observer. BlytheviTc had a shower y*ster- day Rlternoon but A 'hc.ayv rain is needed to relieve thc drbut^i-'^'hich Is causing-tome damage to cottori nmi other crops in Mississippi Coim- ly. . • • ; •• ;.'•'.•;•;•' '••;!•'' The United tress reporii-d today that some Midwestern farmers had mud In their fields tofujj 1 but throughout too much of ! :Uie corn belt thc ground was Hard or diisty^ Early loday and last nlgrht, many parts of the country Had 'gfeneral showers. Where il was needed rniist —In thc MidWcslern corn belt—Very little rain fell. Farmers there r sk» r only scatlcrcd showers, and most of them wauled a downpour. \ , Weather IBurcau officials at Chicago rc|>ortcd "quite general sliov-" crs" and thunderstorms over, Z*>n- tana nnd Western North Dakota and In the Southeastern and Southwestern |x>rllons of the nation; Ratri-j" In the plains stales were scattered and "no appreciable rainfall was"reported In most of thc MidWest. where prolonged heat seared matur-' ing corn. , .--^ Thc northern -Rocky Mouiitainlfc- gion and the Northern Great lakes area reported cooler weather'today but there was no relief' fo'r 'the" remainder of the nation. ' The East Coast felt the full force of the heal wave yesterday. ' Lions S«* Army Film, . : A United States Army film; "Ap- polnltnenl -Tokyo"; was shown' to members ..of lhc 'Lions . .Club by. TjSgl. Ollic Grisham iiKl SjSgt. Don. Seal of the Army Recruiting Station here, nt thc -weekly meeting 1 of the club in the Hotel Noble: yesterday noon. , . .-;'..... ^ The combat film was a complete story of action In the Pacific Theatre of Operations • during World W*f IT. ;•;'•• '.! .... ..; Ouests'at yesterday's meeting were Chancellor Francis Cherry of Joncs- boro. Marcus'Fictz, of Jonesboro *nd Bill McKenxie, of Montgomery, 'Al*. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK Aug 13 Cotton c to* firm: open high low close March '3205 S2M liM 32M May 3172 3M1 1113 31» July . 3100 31i« MW 3113 • Oct . 3&2 S2*tt 3Mi UTS Dec 331C JJ4S SpoUi'doae MK up

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