The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 18, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1MB DOMINANT NKWRPApm re* vrut-mwA irr AWTIM** .»* ______. : . VOL. XUV—NO. 12<1 POtOMAMT NKWBPAPZB Of NOBT_WA *T AWUN8AB AND •ODTBZABT MW6OOra D»U, Ooumr BlyUwvlU* H*nM KIATIIKVILLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 19-17 Career Diplomat One of 10 Lost In Plane Tragedy George C. Atcheson Jr., Aboard Plane Which Plunges Into Pacific HONOLULU; Aug. 18. (UP) — Hope llv,\l George C. Alcheson. Jr., Gen Douglas MacAiihur's political adviser and allied council chair- m»n, was still alive dwindled to the "extremely remote" point today more than 24 hours after his B-n plunged into life Pacific Ocean Apparently 10 of the 13 men aboard perished when the converted bomber ran out of gasoline en route from Tokyo only a few minute* flying time from Hawaii. Three survivors were brought to ['carl Harbor by Niival rescuers. One survivor said Atcheson gripped the sides ol his seat a moment before the midnight crash and said quietly, "Well, it can't be helped." This survivor, Capt. Thomas L. Rider, said the crew Had believed there was an ample supply ol gasoline just prior to the crash. "We though we had six hours of fuel." he said. ISy-l'asscd Kelueiiinj Stun Col. Harvey p. Huglin, another of the survivors, r.aid he was'not .serving in his usual capacity of command pilot, and did not know whether or not ttie pilot had Intended to stop for refueling at Johnson Island in Mid-Pacific, is sometimes done in such flights. "I was only a passenger and I did not sec the flight plan the pilot filed .-.vVien we left Kwaja- Icin," Huglin said ATC sources here said it was not unusual for planes to fly directly from Kwajalein to Honolulu without slopping at Johnson ls- laixl to refuel. There was no answer to a question of why the plane didn't land on Kauai Island, or its pafsenscrs bail out over the island, rather than trying to continue on to Oaliu. Atcheson was flying to Washington in a plane from MacArthur's headquarters to discuss plans for ;v Japanese peace treaty. Search units were ordered to watch for highly confidential documents he apparently was carrying. Was Career Diplomat One of the recovered bodies was identiiied as that of Navy C-.\pt. R. C. Boyer. Allied headquarters in Tokyo confirmed that..Cpl. Da- cid Iarr"of" the Headquarters staff also died in the crash. Captain Rider, one of the survivors, said he was sitting beside Atcheson as the helpless plane slid down toward the .water. All aboard had been %varned that the plane must be ditched. Atcheson gripped the sides of his scat a moment before the impact. The survivors did not sec him leave the wreckage. A long-time career diplomat, Atchcson was one of the State Department's most experienced men in Par Eastern affairs. As chairman of the four-power council ~.n Tokyo, he had- frequent verbal clashes with the Soviet member, Lt. Gen. Kuzma Dcrcvyanko. Temperatures Range in Low 90s In Missco Area Maximum temperatures here reached tlielr peaks In the low 90s over the weekend, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. The mercury hit a high of 93 degrees yesterday and 91 degrees Saturday. Lowest temperature recorded during last night was 74 degrees and a low of 13 dc&iecs was registered during Saturday night. The temperature failed lo top ICO ut any point. In the state yesterday and Camden. Texarkana and Port Smith reported spine rain. Texarkana had Hi inches, Fort Smith .13 and Camden 1 04. The highest tcmiwratuies yesterday were registered nt Arkajel- phia, KayettcviUe and Gilbert, with 98 degree maximum^. British Mission Opens Talks on Economic Crisis London Delegation Holds Conference With U.S. Officials SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Fire Damages Duplex on South Lilly 'Flic which started near a laundry stove yeslcrrJas: resulted in heavy damage to a small duplex at T23 S:mlh Lilly although nearly all furniture and clothing belonging to l.nth families were saved by firemen ;?nd neighbors who worked quickly in the occupants' absence. None of the occupants. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morris and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. -lymgley, were at home when Uir hlazD broke out in the -Morris" iiiill of the house. Neighbors noticed smoke coming . from the house and notified the fire department. Heaviest damages resulted lo the West rooms and attic, where the flames appeared to be concentrated. Mr. and Mrs. Morris did not arrive until the fire had been brought under control and did not know [heir home was burning until they ucsrert the house. Mr. and Mrs. Langlcy did net arrive until still later. Firemen and neighbors, who saw thf: fire in its early stages said it appeared to have started in the vicinity of a stove used to heal water for laundry purposes. Mrs. Morris said, however, that there had been no tire in the stove when she and her husband left the house about 11:30 yesterday morning. Steel Industry Faces FTC Suit Action Brought Against Institute and Its 100-Odd Members WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. (UP) — Tlie government today launched Its first concrete move against high prices by charging that Ihc iron and steel industry, basis of the nation's whole economy, engaged In illegal collusive practices to raise, fix and maintain prices. The government brought Its charge against the American Iron & Steel Institute and its 100 odd members. They comprise virtually all of Ihe industry. / The complaint issued by Ihe Federal Trade Commission charged lhat Ihe Institute, by working to fix identical prices among members destroyed competition and was unfair and discriminatory to steel consumers... It also charged that the industry's pricing system prohibited members from cutting prices. Evidence that Ihe iron and steel producers dominated, controlled and manipulated the market collectively through the institute wa.s shown, the government said, by the steel price rise in July. "Producer-respondents collectively supported that increase through the officers of the institute." the tpmplaint 'said. "Representative producer - respondents have announced that the increase aggregated hundreds of millions of dnl- hirs. '.'-if,-. ... . , „ ..;• ,..-,. ,..'• "The • commission charged that these 'practices violated the Federal Trade Commission act. which forbids unfair methods of competition. The Justice Department, •which has begun an invc.itigjtion to determine whether there is any conspiracy to maintain or raise prices, was not involved In this ac- lion. The commission set a hearing date for Sept. 19 on the charges. It gave the steel and iron Industry 20 days In which to file answers to the complaint. Tlie Federal Trade Commission act does not provide as harsh penalties as the Sherman Anti-Trust act which the Justice Department enforces-. After the hearings, the FTC will issue "cease and desist" orders if the companies arc found guilty. If the companies do not obey the orders. Ihc commission then may go to the courls and ask. for fines", i P,y AUSTIN' C. WKIIKWKIN Untied Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. (U.I>.) —Great Britain may propose In- teratioiial roundtable discussions with other countries lo help eas the dollar shortage which has contributed to her economic crisis, a top American official revealed today. This was learned as the British mission headed by Sir Wilforci Eady, trouble shooter for tile British .treasury, opened talks en revisions of the £1.700,000,000 loan agreement with u. s. officials. The romultiible discussions v/o'ild center on the British desire to modify the loan clause which requires them to exchange pounds for dollars, a provision which threatens lo cause a heavy clnin on their dwindling dollar supply. The British pointed utu that even If Uic United Slates agrees to modify the provision, further steps would have to be taken by the British lo alter "convcrlluilily" arrangements which the U. S. has with other countries, such as India and MldEastern areas. The arrival of Uie British delegation coincided with tna news that the British cabinet held an extraordinary weekend meeting, ,-e- portedly on the economic situation and the conference here. Confers \Vilh Snydi-r Eady anil Sir Gordon Munro, li- nancial attache at lhc British embassy, conferred this morning with Secretary of the Treasury John VV. Snyder. The half-hour di.icus.sion was described as " preparatory lo the general session' scheduled for this afternoon. The British group will meet with the National Advisory Council, Ihe high command of American foreign policy, headed oy Tn-asury Secretary Snyder. other members of the American delegation are Secretary of commerce W. Avcv'cll Harriman. Assistant Secretary of State WillardLL., Throp and of'fl- cials of the-IFederai Reserve Board Mechanized Cotton Production Trends Studied in Stoneville STONEVILLE, Miss, Aug. 18. <U.P,)-A two-day conference opened here today on mechanized cotton production, an innovation lhat would change the lives of an estimated l.Cjio.OCO Southern cotton pickers lleprcscninllvcs of the cotton industry and uie government met for n searching study of Ihc over»ll ( problem of cotlon production to determine whether mechanical pickers can be practically used lo revolutionize the Industry. *- : — -_ i ~ —"~ "~~ Ihe National Cotlon Council I would it' llMniirlnrl k ' fm j *J*-II >> (13 IflllCC 11)0 alllOH]!!. f\f rF\Hr\t\ hv tt\e\- Attended |, } . some HO delegates. I chanlci '1 he council described the meeting, as nn attempt to discover the best means of raising the income of cotton producers and their laborers llirough complete mechanization of cotlon and related crops. Such a program uould obviously hnvc n far-rcnchlng impact on southern economy. Most expert* agree lhat it would: 1. Cause the displacement of perhaps l.OOO.OCO farm worker.-,. 2 Ilring chraper production of collon. Some i\'llnulr-, jo as low a.s six cents » jiuiinrt whlcli world cnulile Ameiicaii producer; to compele on Uie fnrclfn markets without Kcrvcrnmenl cash suppurt. 3. Ijiinll cotlon production to three major areas — Ihe North Carolina plains area, Mississippi rmd Arkansas sections of the Mississippi River Delia, and the high iilnins area of Texas and Oklahoma, The council esllmntes lhat only three to seven per cenl of this year's crop is being mechanically produced. The unemployment problem was high on the agenda of today's meeting. Council figures show that. It we sion but added whatever country did would be in line mb- this with melhods in the North Carolina constnl area that II lakes 118 hours lo pink by hand. In Uic Mississippi Hdia 27.6 honrsc by (nfchunlcsl means could do the fork O f MI.! | lours uy ,, mmm | method i Fate UbpUcrment Problem • Wlml would happen to tho displaced persons is nol known. Borne observers suy they will be absorbed by northern Industry, others feel they will lind places In expanding southern Industry, mid some think that expanded cotton acrciiKe--- even alien farmed with mcchanlzr-d equipment—will care for them. There are, others who say llirse .workers will find only one haven —relief rolls. Ono cotlon council official, CMIf- ton Klrkpalrlck, warns agaiusl "loo literal acceptance" of Ilia 'muss population (iLspliiccmcnt thclry. "Tiic .sltiiallon Is not as serlnos »s 11 might appear," Klrkpatrick said, "because B4.5 per cent of t farms producing cotlon raise less than 10 bales annually, and l>2 per cent produce less limn five bales. The labor on these fauns Is performed by the farmer and his tninlly—nol by hired labor." Bod Tempers Among Teachers, And Favoritism Irk Students formula of help Ihem- the Marshall plan "helping those who selves." At the outset, he said, Ihe Ilri 1 - ish will be asked what they can do to boost their lagging coal and textile production, two maior British exports. One source close to the American conferees saij that the United States mav offer Britain the help of American coal production experts. ' "We cannot* fit any country into a preferential position under Ihe Marshall Plan." this source added bnt I and a the institute and ' poru dollars. The British have drawn all $850.000,000 of the J3.7flOOOOOCia loan they negotiated two years ago To meet Ihe "lash of economic adversity" they adopted las', week series of strict do^neslic In addition to its members as a group. Ihe BTC complaint specifically, named 26 corporations,which it said accounted for 80 per cent of the nation's total steel ingot producing capacity. Non-competitive prices are set, the FTC said, by a system which produces "matching" deliv.-ed price quotations to all purchasers "as though all mills were under one ownership and control," •The complaint said delivery charges were based on Ihe "ficlion" lhat each steel or iron shipment is made from one of a limited number ol connimon "basing points." Tills means. Ihe complaint explained, that sometimes a purchaser located right beside a steel plant has to pay a higher price for steel than another purchaser far away. In general, all purchasers pay the same price for steel no matter where located or from whom the steel Is bought. The FTC said another "fiction" was the assessment" of delivery charges based on shipment bv all- rail freight. Actually, tlie" rVc said, delivery frequently is martc by truck or water carrier at lower rates In ndditton. the cosl of all-rail freight shipment wa.s sometimes sal higher than v lhe aclual cosl, lhc FTC said. N. Y. Stocks 2:33 P. M. Slock Tricc-i A T & T 155 3-4 /\mer Tobacco 75 1-4 Anaconda Copper 37 Beth Slccl 88 1- Chryslcr OT 7-8 Coca Cola 182 Gen Electric 363-8 Gen Motors 593-4 Montgomery Ward 61 N Y Central 15 1-4 Int Harvester 871-2 North Am Aviation 73-4 Republic Steel 37 1-4 Radio . .., 85 Socony Vacuum 107-8 Studcbakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard U S Stwl 22 1-4 VI 1-2 63 5 1-8 73 Cotton Prices Tumble NEW YORK. Aug. 18. (UP) — Cotton prices lumblcd today as a lel-up in trade buying coincided with increased hedge selling and liquidation on prospects for rains in the parched areas of the Southwest. Ignoring the strength in grains, buyers' confidence wa.s additionally shaken by lhc decline In securities, along wilh the European political and economic uncertainties, and expectations that tomorrow's government reiwrt on July consumption would show a substantial reduction from Uie previous nionlh. Weather ARKANSAS—Oencrallv .'air lo- nrgin and Tuesdny. Little change in Icmnernlurc; scaltcrod showers a controls sharp restrictions on un- from countries tradin-. in Boy of Two Dies Under Wheels of Relative's Auto Funeral services for Bobby Ray Decker. Iwo-year-olcl son of Mr and Mrs. Robcrl Decker of Manila who was fatally injured Saturday were held at the Baptist church there this afternoon. The Rev. c. R. Rushing, rmlnr, ofliciated and burial was in Manil;i Cemetery. The Decker infant died in a Loachvillc clinic Saturday morning after he was run over by a car driven by his uncle. Buforrl Towel Mr. Towel was backing out ol the Decker driveway when lh c infant apparently toddled into Ilia cars p- A ih from the lawn where he was playing, relatives reported. Manila law enforcement olfiucrs termed the death accidental The child is survived by his parents and two sisters, Ann and Roberta Decker. Howard Undertaking Co. Manila was in charge. EVANSTON, 111.. Aug. 18. (U?)—It Teachers with nasty tempers arc the biggesl gripe of American grade school pupils, a survey released by Northwestern University .showed today. ' ' Paul A. Willy, profe.ssor of education, said 33,000 children indicated Unit some of their teachers were sour-pusscd old harridans who pounded their desks in rage, ' Those teachers, Ihey ;s»hl, .took the fun out of going to -school.' Bad tempers in teachers iras mentioned most often by children up to the age of nine as the least likeable aspccl of school, \Wltty c*M: Favoritism was denounce^ by,'lho greatest percentage of,\ Ijoys' and lrlEi:'H and "Over. ' .1..-;'"•£•'" .;:, "The knuckle-rapping era apparently is a thing of Ihe past In grade school education," Wilty said, "b\»l according lo the children themselves, irra.scibillly still emanates gloomily from classroom rostrums, to the detriment of the pupils." Other undesirable traits cited by the children: Intolerance, unfairness, lack of interest in individuals, unreasonable demands, gloominess and'unfriend-' liness, sarcasm, inconsistency and Instalibity, impatience and Inflexibility, bilking excessively, "talking down" lo the child, being overbearing and lacking a sense of humor. Willy said an analysis of the sur-i vey showed thai teachers must pro-' vide an atmosphere of security and | understanding, ami llien safeguard Intellectual growth by elimination of administrative, supervisory. leaching practices which will lurb Lhe atmosphere. or. of Funeral Rites Tomorrow for Farmer at Dell Nelse Rose, 79. farmer, died early this morning nl his home on Dcil Road. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. T. J. Richardson, pastor of the Baptist Church at Gosncll. Burial will follow al Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. He Is survived by ills wife, Mrs Tonic Rose, four sons, R. R. Rose Martin Rose. Charley Rose and Colic Rose;' four daughters. Mrs Ada Cannon, Mrs. Annie Wright Mrs. Freddie Ray and Mrs. Opa White; a sister, Mrs. Bell Goodmai of Whltcville, Tcnn,. and a brotUor Will Rose of Snnicrvillc, Term. Equalization Board Elects tyew Chairman W. W. I'rcwitl of Osceola wa.s lamed chairman of lhc Equalixii- icn Board for Mississippi county it this morning's opening session n Osceola. The Board will rc- •icw assessments marie lasl Spring iy Assessor Doyle Henderson and lis deputies. The nicclinv; In Bly- llicvilie will open next Monday. M. D. Griffin, who replaced E. M. Woodard of Ddl as of lhc Board, was selected sccre- ary. Olhcr members arc Morse of Blylhcvillc, R. Bcarden of Lrachvllle. and laic of Osccota. The Board will hear nl plaints on Friday, it W ; nounccd loday. Death Toll Stands At 104 in British Coal Mine Blast WHIEHAVKN. England, Auc. 18. UP)—The bodiesofOO British miners killed in a coal mine explosion Saturday had ocen recovered today. All hope was abandoned officially Tor 14 oilier trapped men. making lhc total death toll 101. Light Poles Painted Work began today on rc-painling "white-way" street llghl poles in the basilicas section and motorists by Police Chief were warned Short lo avoid parking Ihclr cars near the poles. Chief danger In parking near the poles, he said, was the possibility of paint falling on the cars. Blytheville Host ToAviationGroup 75 Private Pilot* ! Sunday Visitors for ' Party at Airport "Approximately 75 private pilot,? »nd members of the Arkansas Fly- Ing Farmers Association'-' alluded Oputch" breakfast »l lhe s niythc- '<.yv Municipal "Airport.'yesterday morning. Tlie flyers, representing U towns and cllies and. four stales, landed here throughout the moniltn, In more than 30 planes, ranging Irom 65-hors«power Piper Cubs to a twin-engine Cessna 'anrl an r.mphl- blan Sea-Bee. Tlie breakfast, attended by officials ol tnc AFFA and Civil Aeronautics Administration, iwas held nl the Ply-Inn, airport restaurant opened recently by Mrs. Marie Kolwyck. Miss Cleva Burks ol Little Rock, APFA treasurer, and naymond Gol- brech of Holly Grove. AFFA director for Soulhcast Arkansas, were present. CAA Sends Representatives Representatives of the CAA attending the breakfast included I3I1I Berry of p'ort Worth. Tcxns. In charge of private flying personnel. O. U Moore of Little Rock, a CAA | Inspector. Quay Lvle ol I.ltllc liock. I maintenance Inspector, and I-'rcd I Shine of rort Worth, non-flight i agency director in charge of ground I schools. W. R. Lee. chlel of the Vocnllon- | al Rehabilitation and Education Division of tlie Veterans Administration In Little Rock, also attended. Mayor E. R, Jackson, Eddie Hc- genold. Annorcl planter, and E. C. Flecman, stale representative, and operator of Flecman Kick! al Manila, gave briel welcomes and Mr. Berry and Mr. Moore responded on. behalf of Ihe visiting fliers. Earl H. Wlldy of Lcachvllle. ti commissioner of Drainage District 17, also was present, fireeted by Civic l.ciulrrs Acllng as a. host committee wrrc , Philip Deer, president of the Ro- niemocri lary ci ub . w ,, i! or ncr. president sccre- O f j| lc u ons Club: and Farmer Byron England, president of the Chamber " ' of commerce. States represenled in adciitinn In Arkansas were Texas. Tennessee and Indiana. Pilots from the following cilirs were on hand for the brcakfnsl: LUUc Hock, Manila, Tiilol, Lcach- ville. Holly Grove, Hfix.en, Jonrs- bom. Trumann. Newport, Foil Worth. Texas, nioominglon, ind and Memphis. Tcnn. The vIslliiiK pilots were extruded an invilatlcin lo rcUtrn lo Blytheville this Fall to attend the- Eighth National Cotlon Picking Contest Oct. 2. Handbills and col- lon bolls publicizing lhc contest were given the visitors. Postcards showing an aerial view of Blythevlllc's $10.000.000 alriwrl also were given visitors One of the largest aggregations attending was a (light of seven planes from the Eagle Flying Service In Little Rock. Many of the filers Kcrc accompanied by Ihclr wives. Including Move to Obtain Natural Gas Gains Momentum Manila Mayor Plans To Attend Meeting in Forrest City Friday The move li> organize an Eastern 'Arkansas Naturnl Clas Consumers 'AcKccliillun lo hrlns the fuel to this section ol the state Is !>o- IIIK given enthusiastic support, n lellor from Ihe Chamber of Com- IHRV:O In r-'ovrr-sl. City. vtht!n> nil organizational meeting will !)o held Friday, .showed lodiiy. H.epvrsenintlvrs irom holh Uly- thevlllo and Manila •will nllend Ilils mci'lliij:. sot for a p.m. la Uic I'\>r- vi-st City Chnmin-r of Commerce ot- flc-iv •Wui Hi u. Holder, siTK'lriry ol the ChnnnuM 1 of Commerce here. siitd-lo- day that It would nnl be known d«- nmlrly who from nlylhevlllc would attend the meeting until afltT the Oily Council meeting tomorrow night. Mayor 1. IX Bhcdtl ol Manila said lodiiy that ho will attend tin: incct- i»c iiud I Iml. iillinr representative:; Horn Ihtre mit.v also no. "The llrst letter asking support for tlie Inrmlng ol an ftaslcrn Ar- kur.siis NnLurnl Our, Consumers As- socliillon was received with mu:li enthusiasm Irotn mast cnininunlllcs contacted," Iho Icttoi- from the For- rrsl fJlty Chamber ol Coinnicicn sliited. -Iteprescnlntlvi's oi t.lic Arkansas Public Service Cimmisslon and Ihclr engineers will li« present lo explain •'•what avenues of approach nrc alien/' the letter stilled. The tetter, signed by John llow- r-n, Jr.. clmlrmnn ol Utlllllcs C.mi- mlttee of Ihc I''Jresl Clly Chamber, also stated that "We recommend that the mayor uncl as many city coiindlincn as possible, along with the piesiili'iit mid secretary o[ Ihe Chamber ol L'ommorci!, attend this meet in|;," Mayor Butler Of Osceola Heads C. of C. Dell Pastor's Wife Buried In Batesville Services for Mrs. Geneva Davidson Burton, wife of the Hev. Carl Binlon o( Dell, were held totlny at 3 p.m. ill Dnlesville'First Molho- llst Church. Mrs. Burton, OS, died Saturday at the Methodist Hospital 'n Memphis. The Rev. II. Lynn Wade, pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Allen D. Slcwart, pastor of First' Mcllio- l Church here, and Uir Rev. J. Albert Onllln, superintendent of Ihe Jonesboro District of Ihc Methodist Clmrch. Burial was In Ihc Batesville Cemetery. Her husband Is pastor of Dell Mclhodlst Church and has held scv- rul pastoniles\in Arkansas. Mrs. Burton worked with him as a Sun- lay School Instructor. Other than her husband, she Is survived by Ilivcc sisters, Mrs. J. n. Eel wards of Bliinclmrd. Okla., Mrs. 3. T. Phillips of Soda Springs. Icla- 10, inul Miss Olllc Site Davidson of Blancliard. E. w. com- an- I Mrs. Berry. Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Gol brcch and Mrs. Wlldy. Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. 18. (UPV -Soybean quotations: Open Close November 282B March 278A Only Routine Matters Scheduled by Council The Ity Council will n:cel at T tomorrow night in Cily Hall monthly session following postponement last Tuesday night of the regularly-scheduled meeting. ' 'No special Issues arc slated for discussion, Mayor E. H. Jackson en Id today.. Mayor Ren Jltiller OHCEOI.A, Aug. 18.—Mayor Ben F. llutU'r Hr.. was clcctud president of Ihe Osceola Chaml>cr of Cojn- merco iil a luncheon-meeting .of the board of directors of tho Cham- lK!V In Cratner's Cafe here, today, Mnyor Ilutlcr, one of the key figures In orgitnlxliiK Iho ohnmber last March, will succeed Arthur Rogers, who was elected as vlcc- prasldenl of the Osceoln Clmmtwr nl tiic meeting today. Joe Rhoades, the Incumbent Ircnsurer, was reelected to serve (or Uic !94B fiscal yenr. Tim new officers along with the (Wo newly-elected members of the hoard of directors will lie presented In Ihc mnmbers of Hip. Osceola Clmnibur i\t the m'st'nnnuRl nieel- ing of the members Wednesday night. ' • , . To Scml Delegates The members of Ihe board of (11- reclors also voted thai Osceola be reprcseiilcd ut the organl/Atloinl meeting of the Eastern Arkansas Nalural Gas Consumers Association In Forrest Clly Friday. The delegation appointed lo attend the Forrest City meeting will include the president,.Vice-president and secretary of tiic Chamber of Commerce and members of the Osceola Clly Counclj, .,' : Harry 0. Paulus, .sccr«tary-man- iiBCf of tho oharnbcr, announced al fodiry's meeting'lhat Jack Carloy, nsscclnte editor of Ihe Memphis Commercial Apiwal. will deliver the principal address »t ttie membership meeting Wednesday nlgln). Overloaded Transformer 'Bums' Out One of three transformers in an Arkansiis-Mlssniirl Power Co. substation near Luxorn liurncd out due to an overload Salurdiiy night and plunged Luxoni Into darkness for nearly seven hours. ncreased power consumption brought about by hoi weather was apparently the canso of the trans- foiliter's overload and subsequent failure. J. V. Oalcs, Ark-Mo district manager, laid today. The Irnnsformcr. which reduces ROCO-voIl transmission current to 230(1 voll.s for distribution, burned out about n p.m. and was replaced shortly rider 2 a.m. Sunday. To repliice the burned-out eqitip- miiiil, workmen look :i transformer from an Idle sub-station al lhc Caldwcll-Mahan Gin. Temporary measures to prevent recurrence of the trouble will be takrn this week by re-distributing the load, Ark-Mo officials said. The sub-station was .scheduled to be rebuilt In IflH bill work was halted by a War Production Board order, company officials said. 11 is still scheduled lo be rc- Imilt, and work will start when the material shortage improves, they .said. Prowler Given tail Sentence; Case Appealed Raymond Cook of ulythcville wa.s found guilty ol disturbing ih-. peace by prowling and ECntcncec to o:ie month In Jail in Municipa Court this morning. Cook also was fined $35 an', costs. The sentence was appealed by Cook's attorney, Claude Cooi>er and appeal bond of $20D was scl Cook was arrested lust week nf- ler a prowler was reported on lhc roof of a boarding house al 100 Wcsl Ash. He e«!evert a pica o: nol ('Hilly. Bullet Wound 'An Accident', Victim Says Mrs. Elmer Boyo, or Armorcl, re cclvcd a .slight scalp wound > al her home wound 2 a.m. Sunday, when u gun which her husband Is reported to have been cleaning, accidentally discharged. The Injurccl woman was brought to Ihe Blylhevillc Hospital by a Cobh Funeral Home ambulance where she WIIK given flrsl aid treatment and was released. • ncpuly Sheriff Holland Aikcn stilted thai, he received a call lo Investigate the shooting around o'clock Sunday morning and thai when he questioned Mrs. Boyd. she stated thai Ihc shooting was "nccl- ntiil." He said thai he hud not qucs- .ioncd Mr. Boyd as yet but thai Ihc Investigation of Ihe shooting Is being continued. Couchdalc Attracts Blythevillc FFA Boys lllytheville's Future Farmers of America stowed away their lawnmowers this week »nd forgot lh;\t school is jnsl around the corner as they collected sports equipment mid headed for Camp .COMchdale in Hot •Springs. • '-: The trip to Camp Couchdalc Is i animal affair ottered lo boys taking ngrlcullure In Blytheville High School. The camp Is equipped to accommodate l.fXX) boys. During the iwo-wcck slay Ihe boys from Blytheville will niter the various contests lo be held al Ihc camp. They include contests in soflball. tennis, baseball, horseshoe pitching, swimming, checkers, rtom- inos, boat racing, boxing and leadership training, other features of the week Included a vlsll lo the llsh hatchery at Lonoke. the Shite Capitol at Little Rock and u lour of Hoi Springs. Going from Hlythevillc arc Slcw- iirl Gurlcy. Max Ourlcy, T. L. CJur- ley. Ira Kooncc, Bobby Kooucc. Bob Murphy. Gilbert, Blshcr, John Darby. Charles Mulllns. Raymond rjoylc, Carl Wyatt; Billic Lee Wixson. Lloyd Kooiicc, ,Ioc T. Robcrl- son. Jim Tom Weathers. Junior Anlry, Vane Owens. Julius Janet, Cllnlon Abboll. Charles Julian. B»ford Young, Bob Murphy and Harmon Eilis. Inter-American Conference Gels Off to Poor Start Argentine and. U.S. ' In First Cloth Ov«r Informal Discussion PETROPCU3, Brazil, ..•.'AUf • 18. (U.P.)—The Inter-American •' conference tried to get down to work today, but bogged down' in coin- plica led debate over how to. proceed. -vi.. . ^/. ri ,. Three main committees linei- to elect officers nrid delermli)e .a working plftn. Tlie biggwt... hitch developed In Ihe committee on »hlch Sen. ArtliuV Vandenberg cprcscnts the Unlled States.' The Jebute still wag going on three lours after it began; ' The mnln dllficulty wa^ • oyei .vhether one of eight djol.t treaties jhould be used as a basis for con- tercncc study or whether a comparative summary of tliq eight drafts us preparert by'the 'Pan- Aincrlcan Union should 'b3 used. Argentlnu and Ihe .United^Stales ind their tirsl disagreement oil tbs working level when the Argentina del-gate sought a recess: so the delegates cculd dlscujs the ; problem Informally Vandenbcrj op posed. stvyJint: There la no reason «T*O' «e nUunlrln'l go to work now. I don'l kiinw of 4njthln^ wf tan dn informaJty that we ctuft't do formntly here ' Fu^cuiil IB rtosa of Argentina finally withdrew his motion, say- Ing It wns made 16 save 'time but was only causing a further waste h>, discussing It ' Atlcr Ihrce hours Ihc: committee rejected a Mexican proposal ' • lo take one of the clghl dratU (or a basis of discussion, and. Die comiiilUce adjourned iil confusion wllhout navlng ncccmplitihet\ any? thing. 11 will inett again t9tnor ;ow. and start from scrutcli. Culm was planning to support a U. S. proposal, that would make all collective action shprt of ( force mandatory on all ol the Western Hemisphere. Qulllermo Belt, Cuban delegate, expected to jet forlh Cuba's position , ),' Belt especially win praise 8ec retary of Stale George 1 C Mar ihalPs proposal for eliminating all "escape clauses except for use of inncd fcrce: He previously ,had fayored making collective.. «ction nuniEjalory' only on those who-vot- :<i for ll.. i 'To Favor Mmnhall PUn Belt will deliver his address at ioday's plenary ««ion and probably will be the first delegate her* to speak formslly on Uie Marshall' proposal He will take lh« ipportunity . to boost Cub* 1 * proposal that economic as veil us military aggression be coiirWered a ihrcat to peace' / The conference got (jown to work this morning -with the first meetings of its comrriitteesr Committee One. on which. Sen. Tom Connally represents 'the'-Unit' ,ed States, received from Cotunlly i memorandum of a possibla method of work for the committees," dividing up various p»ft<i of ft proposed treaty among three groups. Committee One would handle principles and procedure* oj peace- Ad settlement the preamble' and protocol' arttclos Committee two 3n which sen Arthur Vuxidenber^ represents the u S, would handle the acts, and threats of aggression Jiid measures to be taken , Committee Three, on which Warren Austin represents the u. S., would handle procedures and afcencies'for executing the Ircaly.. ;..,.', ..-.'.'. Scnora Eva Peron's plans to visit the Inler-Amerlcan coritereuce during s f rshall's speech this week caused a buzz among the d-le«ates today. . _ Argentine delegation spokesmen disclosed plans for Senora ,peron vivacious blonde wife of Presi- Juan D. Peron, to visit tin) =- '"icy Indicated she would be invited: to sit lhc dent N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 1«. (UP)-Cotlon close easy: Month open high low close March 3328 3237 3177 3177 May 3190 3300 3141 3141 July 3118 3120 305* 3056 October 3284 3293 3241 3241 December .. 3238 3250 3195 . 31K S|Kilfi close 3471 down. General to Moke Investigation of Writer's Charges WASHINGTON. Aug. 15 (U p>, «J. Ocn. ira T. Wychc. Army inspector general, left today to lly to ilaly to Investigate charges-of miserable living. eonclltbm among s in the Mediterranean com?' mand. The charges were made by Robert c. Ruark, Scrlpps-Hownrd columnist, in dispatches from Italy. Ruark said that Lt. Gen. John c. H. Lee. Mediterranean 'commander, was living in high style while his troops suffered indlgnilics and discomfort Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered a sweeping Investigation Sal- urday and said Ihe Army's tnspec- lor general would make, the inquiry into the'cnirges. '•:.-":> -''^••:, Wyche-ithmediately Biadt prepa- lalions to le»ve by pl»ne from'Boll- ing Field here. Accompanying him' were Col. Eugene U Miller, and U. Cc-1. ; Richard P. Tipton Ot bis office. 1,1. Col. Mel formerly Hve4 ta rs the S«Q W Dr, Tenn,

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