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BLYTHEVILLE COIMER NEWS Hit, DOMINAN'l NEWSPAPER OF NOKTHEAS'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, XL1V—No. 253 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BM'THKVIU.K, AKKANvSAS. WKDN1CSDAY, JANUARY, 21, 1048 T\VKLVK 1'AGKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS I City's Revenues During 1948 Exceed $200,000 Figure Jumps From $126,279 in 1946. Expenses Up, Too Municipal revenues during 1947 increased nearly GO per cent, bringing to $200,977.86 the total income to the City of Blytheville, it was disclosed yesterday in the recapitulation of receipts' and disbursements by mayor E. K. Jackson and City Clerk Frank Whitworth and approved by A. G. Hall as auditor of city accounts, .evenues for the year a total of $74,697.88 t • i-er than the 1946 total of 126,279.98 which was a record high in municipal income up to that time. While the city's income was soaring to a new high during 1947, the same trend is reflected in city spending, but in a lesser degree. The city began the calendar year 1941. with $45.603.35 In the treasury, and elided the year with $78,943.60 on hand for use in 194« or at some later date. »• • Of the surplus on hand Dec. 31, a total of $33,159.45 was in the general fund; $26.949.56 in. the streer. Jund, and $18,834.79 In the various municipal bond accounts. One new item of expense was $22,450.68 for the sanitation department for its first lull year of operation. Last year the cost of the department, for a partial year, was included in the street department total nnd represented $9,175.02 of the $31,594.25 spent by that department in 1946. Street, department expenditures in ISM 1 ? were $27,155.97 for strictly street department activities. Garbage Tax Yields $25,889.25 Sanitation department collections for the first full year amounted to $25,839.25 fiom this comparatively new source .of revenue. The tax yielded $1/,713,25 for approximately a hall year. On the basis of the $9 per year fee lor collecting garbage from residences, the collections for last year indicate that the about 2,875 higher cullecti . which woobT-"lower 1 the mate some. County millage taxes, levied for municipal purposes, brought in $39,876.95 last year, compared to $33,474.03 in 1946. Privilege tax collections jumped from $23.861.10 in 1946 to $26.212.25 last year, while fees Iroin the sale of city automobile licenses showed an increase of mom than 100 per cent. The 194C total was $7.154 and last year it was $15,See CITY'S REVENUE on Pace K Oscar Johnston, Head Of Cotton Council, to Give Up Presidency ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21. (UP) — Oscar Johnston, president of the National Cotton Comic), announced his retirement Irom that office today. Johnston announced he was stepping down as he made the opening address at the council's annual meeting. The election of a new president Is scheduled for Friday. Osceo/o Man Questioned in Brutal Slaying CLARKSVILLE, Ark.. Jan. 21 (UP —Three members of an Ozark mountains family were held here today following the death and brutal burning of 55ryenr-old Paul Rowbottom Monday night. Prosecuting Attorney C. R. George said that Rowboltom was killed with a poker, but apparently he did not die before his assailant*, heaped live coals from an open fireplace onto his lower body and legs. The prosecutor said that 22-year. old Wiliam Harmon, Rowbottom's step-son confessed to the killing. George quoted Harmon as saying he attacked his step-father when the older man cursed Harmon's mo- Iher. George said, however, lhat lie aKo was holding Jonathan Harmon, 32, ol Osceola, and Mrs. Rowbollom. Johnathan Harmon arrived .-it Rowbottom's farm home In the cherry grove community near Lamar Sunday (or a short visiu Sheriff Lloyd Yarbroiigh said the fatality probably resulted from a drunken brawl at Ihe Rowbottom home. He said the brothers admitted that they and their step-father and mother had been drinking. Dr. Gay Shrigley, county coroner, said death was caused by a skull fracture. Cotton Council's /"*! • I A •• • t* Chief Optimistic 1,000 in Attendance As Tenth Annual Convention Opens ATLANTA, Ga , Jan. 21. (UP) — Oscar Johnston, president of the National Cotton Council, said today that the cotton industry Is certain of its future in n world In which almost everything else Is uncertain. Johnston opened the 10th annual cotton council convention w" fell was attended by approximately 1,000 textile manufacturers and agricultural officials. The Scott, Miss., planter said that nine years or united effort since tiie cotton council was formed "have created for us a picture so clear, a blueprint of such scope and detail, that it cannot be misinterpreted or misunderstood. Uncertainly for cotton has been removed." ''We know our position in every market into which our products go—whether we arc gaining or losing ground, how much, and why. We know what Individual qualllies of our product give us slrength, what our weaknesses are, and where research is needed. For the first time we know the effect of price on consumption." Corridors of the convention hotel buzzed before the first session began with news of new developments and techniques in the textile industry. The convention expects to plan the entire 1948 program for the textile industry, to hear discussions of recent developments, lo combat inroads from cotton competitors— plastics and the rayon Industry. To Hear Secretary Marshall Thursday afternoon Secretary of State George Marshall is scheduled to continue his nationwide "stump campaign" for the Marshall plan, before the Convention •.Bsss^i^r"" 1 *'"^ ~ ' •"i_ ^ ' rjfdpa' 1 America, CIO, that' no g'cnerM round of wage Increases would be demanded from Southern mill owners any time soon. The CIO pointed out that Southern mills won a nine-cent hourly increase last November which should satisfy the workers for the time. Some mill owners had been fearful lhat the textile union would raise new wage demands this Winter inasmuch as Northern mills granted a 10 per cent increase effective In lhat region Jan. 1. Johnston lold convention dele- Bates that thc world today is "saturated with uncertainty." But he told the cotton men they should not be alarmed about their own business. "It is safe." he said. He pictured a future of clear sailing for th e textile Industry if the industry itself remains aggressive, and If it is willing to pour money back into thc Ir.dustry itself. Pedestrian is Injured In Accident on W. Main E. H. Ford. Blytheville insurance salesman, escaped serious injury this morning -,vhen struck by a car at the intersection of Broadway anri Mr.in streets. Mr. FVird was struck by a car as he started to cross the street at the intersection. He received multiple abrasions lo one hand and slight injury lo his right hip whim knocked to the pavement by (lie car which was reported traveling at a slow rate of speed. He did not obtain the name of the driver. C. of C. Directors Plan Initial Meeting tor 1948 The Board of Directors of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will hold its first meeting of 1948 •t 2:30 p.m. tomorrow In the Chambe r« off let la City Hall. New Cold Wave To Miss South; Moves Eastward (By United Frrss) A mass of cold air surged cast- ward over the Midwest today, sending temperatures down below 7-cro for the third time in eight days. Forecasters promised that the new cold snap would not be as severe nor last so long as thc two previous sieges of bad weather. But. they said, temperatures would be low enough to use up hundreds of thousands of gallons of thc nation's short supply of fuel oil. Thc cold air was borne by high winds which were expected to hit 40 miles per hour over the Great Lakes 'oday and carry the cold into Eastern states by tonight. "Southern states won't have much to worry about from this cold snap," a weather bureau official at Chicago said "It won't, reach very far south of the Ohio River Valley.- PMA Allocates Funds for'48 to Missco Fanners Figure Shows Shorp Reduction From Previous Year's Total A. C. Spellings nf West Ridge, chairman of the Mississippi County Agricultural Conservation Committee announced todnv an allocation of siao.059 set iip by the Slate Committee of Ihe Production and Marketing Administration for payment to Mississippi County farmers lor agricultural conservation practices during 1948. This allocation will include payments lo county fanners for soil conservation practices carried on during the v <-'ar. he said, and represents approximately one-half of the totnl amount, allocated lor 1947 which was slightly above $230 000. The total imiuunt allocated the stale for the Agricultural Conservation Program funds during 1948 Is $2.561.000 as compared with J4.- 978,120 set aside last year. Both state and county figures are contingent upon a Congressional appropriation of $10.000,000 lor the nation, he pointed out. Payments to farmers will be based on the amount of approved agricultural conservation practices carried on during the year, hs said. Farmers' allowances will be based on 25 cents per acre of crop land and commercial orchards and four cents per acre of non-crop open pasture land. Policies Outlined He pointed out that by approved practices Is meant those practices chosen by the county Agricultural Conservation Committee from group of approved practices drawn up by the Stale Committee as applicable to this area. Eleven practices nine old and two new have been approved for Mississippi County farmers in 1948. lie said. The practices, he said, are recommended by the State Committee, approved by the Washington office of the PMA and then listed in the slate handbook In numerical order. From this listing, county committeemen choose those practices applicable to farmers of their respective area and mark them as approved in that area. Each practice is given, n short title which is the corresponding number as listed In Ihe handbook. Practices and their designated number* approved for this area arc-. (1) Application of phospate. (2) •pplicatlpD of.fio per cent potash; (J) mpJUe»Mon of agricultural Umotone; (4) destruction of noxious weeds and other competing plants or shrubs on established pasture by mowing; (in Establishing or improving permanent pasture by seeding mixture of grasses and legumes. <8i Establishing satisfactory Summer legumes left on land or turned under snch as annual lespedeza, cow peas, cratolaria, mung beans and soybeans; (9) establishing a satisfactory cover of a Winter legume such as hairy vetch, Hungarian vclch, Willamette vetch, Austrian Winter Pens, singletary or rough peas, crimson clover and bur-clover; (14) preparing land for irrigation for which water is «:'nll- able; and H7) construction or enlargement of drainage ditches on farm land. In addition to the above practices the Mississippi County Committee got approved as special practices for farmers of this area the following: <19) establishing a satisfactory cover of small grains artificially seeded In the Fall of 1947 and the growth not harvested for grain or hay such as rye, wheat, oats or barley and '20> spreading of dirt removed from ditches. However, Mr. Spellings pointed out that payment for the two new practices cannot, be In excels of the provisions drawn up by the State committee In the allocation of the original county allotment. Under the provisions of the 1918 allocation payment limitations lo each farmer is S500. Mr. Spellings, said. Fuel Conservation Conference Called by C. of C. Committee The current fuel famine mid possible means of conser- vhtion will be discussed nt a meeting of the Blylhevillc Kclail Merchants Association with the Retail Mcrchnnts Committee of the Clmmbcr of Commerce at 10 o'clock morning in the Chamber's office in City Hull, announcing the meeting,* in Chamber Worth D. will bi> "brief but Important." Meanwhile. Ihe seven-ness of Ihe fuel scarcity wn.s abated somewhat by warmer wciither loday. The scarcity Itself, however, continued anil Illythcvllle fuel dealers, through a Joint advertisement in lodny'f Courier, urged residents hei'e lo lake fuel conservation It has Ixvn Indicated that lily- Ihevlllo merchants mny be asked to shorten business hours, by opening lute and closing early, to save fuel during the present shortage. a. O. !>«U, UlytlievlUe fuel distributor and president of lllc Mississippi County Oil Dealers Association, snitl yesterday the fuel of Commerce Secretary. situation Is such (hut "you can't Holder said the meeting describe how bad it Is." And no relief Is In skill, he said. Mr. Poet* save as one nuisc ol the shortage th r fuce that 4.000,000 oil stoves were manufactured and sold during Ihe pnsl year. Increased Income.s, especially in HR- rlctiHure, permitted many former coal and wood users lo Install oll- burnlng heating mills. Supplies ol Riis have been rut 30 per cent and tractor (uel supplies have been decreased the same amount, he also |>olnted out. At least three down-town businesses were closed yesterday because no fuel was available. These Included a cnfe, barber shop nnd shoe repair shop. They re-opened loday. Utility Proposes Improvements For West Missco E. Hitter & Co., Asks Permission to Build Keiscr, Midway Lines MTI'I>K HOCK, Ark. Jnn 21,— (UPt—K Kilter and Co., of Mmk- <•<! Tvi'e tniln,. n.skr>d lh? Arkiinsii.1 Public Scrvlc,, conunt.-wlon for pcr- mlsslon lo InsUll uiilnmiille sv»llc-h- bonrds In Kel.ier and Midway (o serve 1111 estimated 10^ Wc.st LYn- tnil-Mlssi.sslppi county customers. Arab League Has 32,000 Soldiers Ready for Full-Scale Holy Land War By SAM 8OUKI United Press SUff Corrnpnndenl CAIRO. Jnn. 21. (U-P.)— The Arab League has prepared three armies of more than 32,000 men to go Into HcUon In Palestine when the British army leaves. It was Ibarncd today from Arab sources. Three more separate forces, Including commandos, already arc Inside the Holy Land and some units have entered the fighting. The entire Arab force will be un-+ dcr the Arab League's military committee, whose headquarters are in Damascus. Syria, Arab quarters reported. One unit. Ihe TransJordan regular army, consists of between 12.000 and 15,000 wcll-etiulppcd troops, trained by the British, and led by British General Pash Olubb. General Glubb, however, Is expected to resign in favor of General El Guldny Pasha, an Arab, when the army moves Into action. King Abdullah of TransJorUan was reported to be anxious to have his army Ilglit In Palestine, hoping ultimately to Include the territory in ills kingdom. TransJordan is not a member of the United Nations and it feels therefore. It has more freedom to participate directly in the Palestine warfare. Two other nrmles oulslde Palestine are the so-called "rcgulnr" Ami: army, under General Tahii El Has- hlml, and the trlbnl forces led b> Ihcir own chiefs. Tlic Dduc.i, Iraqul and Syrian tribes, are reportedly ready to HO Into action whenever asked. General Hnshlml's "army" Include!! men from nil Arab slntcs who have participated In formci Arab revolts, It Is expected Unit officers from regular Arab ntates will resign to lead the "icgulnrs." Arab pnpers already have reported resignations from the Syrian and Egyptian officers corps. Hoshlml's army Is estimated at 20,000 men. They are expeulcd to fight In Palestine on regular military lines. (Inn cost l in The unpllriilion snld [lie proposed lo build n 100-line IxMinl In KHsi'i- nt nf S'J7,<IOH aim » no-line bm Midway rn.il Ing $20,516. The new fndillles would srnv II customers In nnd iiroumt Kelsor and 31 uonr (he Midway cxi-hange. The firm pointed out I hut II plinmcd to bi'uln conslnicllon of Us outside plunl.i Immediately, and (hat delivery or Ihe two swllch- l>oimt.i luul been promised by next June. The additional fiiclllllca would be fllliinci'd from heasury funds, Ihe company said, but It piiinnnl "ulltmntcly (o borrow not mure limn CO per cent of the total cost of construction." A Public service commission uf flelully said Hint Ihe application probably was I he outgrowth of a hrarlnx held before thp commission last Kept. -2>. At Hint Him; the commission was Invest Ifiallni; complnlnt.s that polcnthll customers In the urea were not being served adet|Uiilcty. 'Hie commission ordered Southwestern noil Telephone Co.; to make a survey o: the nven wllh the possibility O f inking over some of Hitter's territory. Great- Britain to Speed Withdrawal Of Her Troops from Palestine Area Lloyd Godley to Attend Farm Bureau Meeting OSCEOLA. Jan. 21—Lloyd Godley of Osceoln has been designated by Thomas 5. Dodson of Little Rock .state educational director for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, lo participate on the program at the District meeting of the Bureau which convenes in Joncsboro Friday. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Warmer today. Minimum this morning—29 Maximum yesterday—42 Sunset today—5:27 Sunrise tomorrow—7:14 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total »lnce Jan. 1—4.6» Major Little Injured In High-way 61 Accident j Major Curtis J. Little of Blythe, vine, received minor chest and les | injurie.'i at 7 o'clock last nisli', I when the car in which he was riding was struck by a truck in front of his home on North Highway 51 one m'lc North of Krutz Bridge. Following the accident Major Little wa.s taken to the Blytheville Hospital where his condition was reported as improved at noon today. None of his injuries was termed by doctors as serious. According to Deputy Sheriff Erwin Jones v;ho with State Patrolman K. Chronister investigated th.? accident. Major Little's car, a 15-12 j Bllick driven by Buddy Fowler of Promised Land was traveling North en thc highway when struck by the truck, owned by thc Cloud Chemical Company of Memphis and driven by Troy Hallmark of the same city Deputy Sheriff Jones stated llial the Little car had slowed down in order to let the truck pass bclore turning into the driveway leading to Maj. Little's home. The truck crashed into the rear ol thc car. the ofticer said. Drivers of thc truck and car escaped injury. New York Cotton open high low 1:30 Mar 3534 3534 3507 3507 May '. 3543 3543 3515 3515 July 3452 34«1 3440 3440 Ocl SIM 3183 3158 31<v> Dec. J127 3112 311» 3122 By W. R. Higjinhotham (United Pre« staff C'orrtspaw • 'LONDON. 3ai5. .ar-\DP)'— < Britain will speed her wlthdn from Palestine rather than lay it and already has moved to" sell two thirds of her military supplies in the Holy Land, official statements disclosed today. Lord Listowel. minister for colonial a(fairs. raised cheers In Ihe House of CommoiVi from all parties when he announced in the nnmc of the government that no British troops will remain In Palestine beyond Aug. 1. He --mid there was no basis for reports from Jerusalem thnt the British evacuation timetable might be delayed two months becausec of thc fighting there. Rather, he said, the dat c might be alvanced. "I have no reason to believe that events In Palestine have made :t impossible for us to complete our military withdrawal Allg 1," he said. Thc British withdrawal Is scheduled to start May 15. Thc troops will evacuate small areas first, consolidating into central positions. As they leave an area, responsibility for law and order will be turned over lo local Arab or Jewish bodies. The hit-and-run fighting In Palestine Is expected to flare into more violent warfare before lhat . ________ dale, but the rcnl battle, according j tide of battle , by< that'time Llslowel snld that British troops will do their utmost to prevent aggression from either side until they withdraw. He denied that troops were standing by Idly watching Ihe battle. Their Intervention, h e said, hns saved Jews from severe loss of life and property. .LLitowel'A statements were supported by War Minister Kmamicl Shlnwell. who disclosed that Britain already had started the Immense task of disposing or her military .supplies in the Holy Land. Shlnwell said that two thirds of the British supplies—027.000 tons—have been "offered to the ministry of supply for disposal." The remaining one third—623.000 tons—will be retalnced by Hri- tnln "lo meet the needs of Ihe forces In th c Middle East" with trie exception of 50.000 tons, which will be returned to Britain. Disposal of the British supplies raised some interesting questions lo observers. It Is well known that Jews and Arabs, bidding heavily for mastery In their arms race, arc in (he market for all thc guns and ammunition they can get. Surplus British supplies might swing thc British Soldiers Attack Arab Band Haganah Spokesman Says German Led Uniformed Invaders ' JERUSALEM, Jan. 21. (UP) — British troops todny hwit off an attack by several,hundred unlform- " "—-on. the Jewiii ^settlement in upper oiflki'. where .were Airborne Long in Lead In Louisiana Ballot Battle NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 21 (UP) — Earl K. Long, who tasted of power in the political machine built by his laic brother Hucy P. (Klngfish) Long, gradually widened his lead today as thc Louisiana Democratic primary vote total passed the 200.000 mark. As rural precincts resumed counting thc state ballot. Ihe governorship fight narrowed to a two-way affair between Long and Sam H. Judge Agrees To Adjourned Term of Court An adjourned civil term of Ihe Chlckasnwba District or Mississippi County Circuit Court will be convened here by Judge Zal B. Hnr- Brltlsh units went lo the j • l|n " of " lc current polio fund drive. " 1 ""'""" 1 ~ '-"••••• •••-•- ivlls of thr British Slxlli _ Division nnd troops of Ihe Middlesex Regiment raced lo the aid nf Ychlam nnd routed the Arabs, ending a siege of several hours. Early reiwrls of Ihir secornl Arnh push agnlnsl th,, sclllcmcnt In two days looked details and casually figures. The settlement from nearby Acre IIIK' Nahnrlyn. The'.lews broadcast an appeal for hel|>. The Arnbs came from the direction of tiie U-nnii- esc border. In another sector uf Palestine, thc Jewish underground was reported officially to have blown up 10 Arab housr.s in (he Manshlch sector nf Hie border hind between Jaffa niul Tel Aviv. De-lull* were lacking. Jewish sources said Inn attack on Yehlam was made by 800 men led by German officers. A spokesman for Hng.innh said settlement defenders plainly heard shouted orders to attack trnnslnt- ed Into Arabic from German. Today's attack vvii.s miide by n considerably larger force than yo.s- (crdny and showed better organization. Ifagnnah sain. Allnckrrs used inortni-s. heavy automatic, weapons and rifles. American Legion, VFW Urge Okay Of Marshall Plan WASHINGTON, Jnn. 21. (U.P.)—Sen. Walter P. (iuorsu, I)., GIL, .siiiil todny Hint if the United State* underwrites llio Mtii'shiill Plan only through "hate" of Russia it will h'ml to war. Ho Hounded his warnmjr n s officials of the American I ,et,'i<in nnd Vcloriuw of Foreign Wars told Hie Senute ¥ov- cign Relations Committee that the four-year European r&- mvory program fa needed to block the sprcHd of "Red and insure America against a Ru.ssiati atom bomb * attack. 1 "Anierieans are not so constructed that they can hate any one power lor four years without being at war with It," George said. George, former chairman of th* Senate committee, said however thai he did not believe there would be a war. The two organizations, representing 5,272.000 American war veterans, described the multl-bllllon dollar Marshall plun as a "reasonable" ln- vc.simcnt In peace. Representing them before th* conunlttee were James P. O'Nell, national commander of the Legion, ami Ray H. Biannaman, coniman- dcr-ln-chiel of the Veterans of foreign wars. Marshall Denln |)D||M Charge There were these other Marshal! plan developments: 1. Secretary of State George O. Marshall, At a news conference, denied charges by John Foster Dulles that U.S. military government officials In Germany are hampering the European recovery program. Dullefi, Republican foreign policy expert, told the Senate committee yesterday that the U.S. administrators apparently have not heard of Hie recovery program. Without mentioning Dulles by name, Marshall said thai, on the contrary, thc Army has been keenly aware of the program and has cooperated, fully with, other government agencies, 2. Secretary of Treasury John W. Snyrter told the House Foreign Af- fnlr.s committee he was confident thai this country could finance tho- program ojit a pay-ns-you-go basis If a sound fiscal policy Is followed. 3. Ray Sawyer, legislative director of Amvet.s. told the Senate committee > that the Marshall plan should not be regarded 03 a "one- way street of charity." He said the, U.S. should insist on an ultimate United States of Europe In return for Us aid. • 4..Oren Root, Jr., representing ths American veterans committee, aald the U.S. "cannot aflortl lo let Europe sink into chaos and totalitarianism any more than we could afford to let the axU win the war." t>. 3cnate Committee Chairman Arthur H. Vandenberg urged the veterans groups to carry their views to "the grass roots." so nil their members would be acquainted with their offlcal stand. Speedy Approval Imperative O'Nell said the program must b« approved without delay to stop America's "greatest menace — ths ngBresslve spread of Communism." But George told O'Neil that "any March of Dimes Queen to Speak Lonokc Girl, Polio Victim, Will Visit Blytheville Schools Miss Odessa Davis of Ixmoke. the 10-11! "Miii-di of Dimes Queen." and MIS.S lieverly Ben lie of Nashville. Ark., llio 1041 Queen, will speak In lllythuvllle schools tomorrow In connection wllh Ihe current infantile pnrnly.sls fund cnmrmlRii In North Mississippi County. Kiidi of the girls will speak ,U (ho various schools during the day. ODESSA DAVIS Miss Bonne will nddre.u members of Ihe liotary Club at their weekly meeting In the Hotel Noble tonior-\ row ntjon, Miss Davis, 17-year-old daughter Mr. and Mr.s. Herbert Dnvis of Lonuk'j and n sophomore In Lonoke High School, was stricken by infantile paralysis In the 1M6 epidemic. Named "March of Dimes Queen" by Governor Lancy. she nnd Miss llcnne nrc louring this slate on be- Overcrowding On Boat Blamed For Death of 86 SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. ai. iUP) —A total of 86 persons drowned and several score are missing today rlson of Blytheville following tlic! following the capsizing of Ihe suuifl criminal term this Spring. It was j steamer Ciilitln In thc Impel-in! by a Blyll.l - ; River early yeslcrdny. reported last night vine Bar Association committee. Tiie report wns given nt a dinner-meeting of thc Bar Association in the Hotel Noble by a commit- lc c named last year lo investlgatr Jones, who enjoyed cral hours last night. With a number of rural parishes still entirely unrcportcd. Long in 560 of the slate's 1.878 precincts held an unofficial total of 10,060 votes to Jones' 61,678. The same returns gave Rep Jnmcs candidate for governor, 45.302. and pegged Appeals Judge Robert F. Kennon. Ihe fourth candidate, in last place with 36.217. Speaking through Roland Cocreham, his campaign manager, Jones! said early today "it appears that there will be a second primary." The ,iMue, Cocreham said, "is now clear cut and well defined." The Jones statement reminded lhat Long "has lost in his two previous second primary elections—and he will lose his third on Feb. 24." Wade O. Martin, Jr., apparently! ker of in for a batlle for re-election as! secretary of sta... ' -=ai<f he planned lo begin thc offlcin. "'-iv> f . 'on of the entire primary vote L ' n. A candidate must polt' ^lal equal to one more that the con,.. ..led tolal of the other candidates to avoid a runoff. ' the possibility of scheduling .. niliil- Icnd for scv-1 turn civil terms of Circuit Court In thc Chickasawba District. Judge Harrison has agreed (o thc adjourned term this Spring, Ihe report said. The additional terms are sought to spcrd up disposition of civil suits, which frc- quenlly entail lengthier litigation than criminal cnses and often "pile up" on Ihe court docket. The report was given last night by Oscar Fendlcr. Also on the committee are H. G. Pnrllow and W. Leon Smith. The next meeting of the liar association will be helrt during the. Spring criminal t "i. sc'-'dulcd to start Mar. 23. Guests at last night's meeting were Fred Henley. Carulhersvtlle. Mo., attorney, Circuit Court Clerk Harvey Morris of Blythevtlle. and Circuit Court Reporter Ernest Par- Blytheville. Soybeans Prices f. o. b. Chicago Mar ll open hlah low pr 422 »«>'i 422 422'418 420 «1« 41T River Police Captain Carlos Unstlas said passengers and crew members said thc sinking nf (lie ve«el was due to overcrowding. The C'auttn was a .small vessel of 84 long and a capacity o[ 100 persons but was reported lo have been carrying about 350 p:i.iscngcr.s. Juries Decide Three Cases in Circuit Court Damages WFTP av.arrlrd two plaintiffs and denied a third by juries hearing cnsc.s yesterday afternoon nnd this morning in the civil term of thc chicka.snwba Dis- Iricl of Mississippi Connl.v Circuit Court In session at the Court House he]"i'. .. Thc following vc-rmds hart been returned by noon today: Joe Rice v«. II. C. fludclleston. el al; Judgment lo plaintiff (or SI.070. The cause a.', lo the Huddleston Grocery Co. in I his rase was dismissed without prejudice. St. Louis-Southwestern Railway Co. vs. Richbnd Construction Co.. judgment ' plaintiff for S8J0.18. ,^nip*r i-^excr vs. Montgomery "*•• "' vo.; Judgment for defen- A continuation was granted in | thc case of Clarence Wilkerson vs. W. S. Edwards Jr., a suit for damages. lilythcvillc Is the first slop on their itinerary and Ihey \vill speak In OM-eolii Inmorrow, Huspllalm-d in Hot Springs for II months. Mi.ss Davis now receives treatments in Liltlc Rock. She has been assisted by Ihe Arkansas Chnp- ler National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. It is believed she plnn based on fear" was bound to (ail. He also said that approval of thc Marshall plan would not enabl* will Gvcnlunlly walk without crutch- I the U.S. to cut Its military expenses. cs and braces. Thc polio drive In North Mississippi County Is aimed at a miotR or $0,930. Drive Chairman Arthur S. iToctd) Harrison of Dlythevlllc, today announced the following appointments of outlying community chairmen: Dell, Mrs. Dave W. Crantord; Hoseland. Mrs. A. N. Church; U-achvillc. Joe Wheeler ;and Manila, the Lions Club. Republicans Seek $3,000,000,000 Slash in Tax Bill WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. (UP) — Senate nnd lloiisn licpubllcan leaders him: reached an Inlarmal un-j (Irrstalidlm; to cut President Trll- i man's $:i!).700.000,00fl budget by at! least $3.000.000.000. It was disclosed today. i Chairman Huiolrt Kmitson. H..I Minn., of Ihe tax-writing Hou.sc' Ways and .Means Committee lold rejiorlors lhat his group was bas- niK il-s tax reduction legislation on thr assumption that Mr. Truman's budget will be cut by $3,000,000,000 or more. The Ways and Means Commit* Ice began -sr-ntonce-by-scnlence consideration of Knutson's tax- O'Nell ngrccd that no appreciable cut in armed forces spending could result from the Marshall plan. But he snld heavier spending for arms woulrt be needed Immediately if the plnn is not approved. He said the program must be up- proved unless Russia is to gain dominance in Western Europe, nnd "Increase tremendously" her capabilities ot making atom bombs, guided missiles and rockets. Snydcr. repenting before the House Foreign Affairs Committes much of the testimony he previously gave before the Senate committee, said the recovery program should be financed within » baU anccd budgel. He was confident that this country could finance the pro- uriun on n pay-as-you-go basts if a sound fiscal policy Is followed. Snydcr also said that the National Advisory Council, which he heads, believes that the $6,800,000.000 d"own payment for the first 15 months Is sound. cutting bill nt n closed session this morning. No final action wns taken, hoviever. Congressional tax expcrt.s estimated that the Knufson Bill would ro.st the government an estimated SS.IiOO.OflO.OOO In revenue. Administration officials said the loss would be nearer $6,300.000,000 New York Stocks Slorks Robbers Obtain $15,000 from Bank in Florida 'I p.m. AT&T Alncr Tobarco .... . Anaconda Copper . Brth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Clou Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central lilt Harvester Nortli Am Aviation Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studebaker Standard of N J ... Texas Corp Packard WILLISTON, Fla.. Jan. 21. (UP) —Armed robbers today forced em- ployes of the Perkins State Bank to lie on the floor, scooped about S15.000 in currency from cash drawers and the vault, and escaped in an automobile. R.. P. Perkins, president, said two unmasked men strode in brandishing pistols and ordered three em- ploye.s who had just returned from lunch to lie down out of sight. Thr men grabbed all the cash at four tellers' windows, two rcceiv- i ing windows nnd in tiie vault and 151 1-8 i ra:1 Quickly away. , 6 1 ) 1-4, PciWnt, said one other, man stood 33 'i-S sn ar<1 outside while the robbery 33 7-8 i took place. He said the trio then 60 ! entered an automobile and drove 35 1-8- away. 5!\ 5-8 i The bank has no alarm systenii 50 3-4! Pcrkin? said. The towns' central H 3-81 lelephone operator was notified. 88 3-4' and she called the police and 'the 9 3-4] state highway patrol, which quick- 25 1-8! ly bejan forming a dragnet around 8 3-4 16 3-4 20 1-8 40 55 !-2 4 3-4 !he town. The widest use of high-purity oxygen is in the oayacetylen* pro- cc.uej for cutting uid wilding metal*.

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