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BLYTHEVILLE COtJRIER '' TOL. XLIV—NO. 260 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily News Mississippi Volley leader Blythcvlllt Herald rHE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AKKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLVTHKVlhLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 19.18 FOURTEEN PACKS Shortages of Fuel Forces Families to Abandon Homes With the maximum temperature in the Blytheville area held yesterday to a nine-degrees-below-freezing figure some families caught in the fuel shortage were forced to move m with relatives and friends and registrations of Blytlieville folks in Blytheville hotels showed increase, it was disclosed today. a marked Five Prisoners Flee Barracks Successful Break Made From County Farm Near Luxora Mississippi County peace oficers were alerted today to be on the lookout for four white men and a Mexican who escaped from the Comity Farm near Luxora last night after smashing a hole in the roof of the frame building In which they were kept. Assistant County Farm Superintendent J. M. Barren said this morning the five broke out of their barracks sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. today, when they were discovered missing. The prisoners, working out Municipal and Justice of the Peace Court sentences and fines for misdemeanors ranging from public drunkencss to disturbing the peace, used bed railings and bed slats to smash a hole in the wooden roof. Prisoners Described They were identified by Mr. Barren as: Eugene Bridges, about 35, five feet five inches tall and about 150 pounds In weight. Scheduled for .release Feb. 5, Bridges was described as slim, red-haired and red- faced. Raymond Walls: five feet fj» e between 25 and 29 weighing about 150 pounds. He has a light complec- tion, long sideburns and one bad upper front tooth. Francis Whitson, about 25 six- feet tall, weighing about 1GO pounds He is slim, has a light compaction a short Met .and was. .wearing *. ^Wp-vf; -* Yesterday's maximum reported Dy Weather Observer R. E. Blaylock was 22 degrees, three degrees colder with ill is five ttet tall, wel«m;«bout 155 pounds and has a sandy complec- tion. heavy wavy hair and a small mustache. Sammy Rainnye, Mexican: live feet, five inches tall, weight about hair" 01 "" 18 ' H<! h " S d " rk ' strai & ht All were dressed in combinations of either overalls and denim jackets or overall pants and field jackets. Mr. Barron said. He and C. E. Lucas county farm superintendent, notified peace officers of this area following the escape. Not Dressed for Cold Weather Mr. Barron said the prisoners went from the stockade to a gravel road near the county farm The escapees are believed to have headed South, he said. None, he pointed out, was dressed lor cold weather. All slept in the same portion of the barracks from which they escaped. County Judge Roland Qrcen H !T 1Ie sald her * that he notified of the break early this morning. The five, he said, had been confined to the barracks for of 1 than the two previous "coldest days". Jan. 23 and 27. The minimum this morning was 19 degrees, a drop of only three degrees overnight, and 12 degrees higher than the season's low yesterday morning. Thc outlook coniinued gloomy on the fuel front, and the weather kept hurliinr new threats which kept snew from melting and promised to make drlvlnj condition! even worse. Fuel. reserves in Blylhcville are dwindling and some dealers ijo longer are able lo furnish scanty supplies for families with empty fuel tanks, The weather forecast for Arkansas from Little Hock calls for freezing rain, but not quite so cold tonight and Friday. , Traffic has been moving in nearly all sections of the county but rain w-hich .turned to ice when it hit windshields and the ground added to the hazards this morning. Bus line representatives for Greyhound Lines today said that service through Blytheville had not been cancelled and that most buses were maintaining their usual schedules. Schools at Manila were closed and officials said they would remain closed until the weather moderates and highways become safer for buses hauling scnool children. The school at Flat Lake. In the Blytheville district, also was closed. Some roads traveled by buses were reported blocked by snow. Also closed were Wilson, Shawnee. Milligan Ridge and Carson. The Wilson and Carson schools were closed due to the lack of heat and the others due to the conditioi of the roads. Information available here indicated that all other schools in the county were operationg, John Mayes, county supervisor of schools said. ,. of Blytlievi «W. '*. HUbolson said that ;fri mjttiii 111 in ..i. down,"'but timi : -SiV Impiuvi-uU! waa "acted overxthi first few days of the extremely "cold weather which has stretched from days into weeks. More Factories Shut Down Scores of schools in other sections of ths stale have shut down for the duration of the blustery weather, and United Press reports from cities in the North and East point, to increasing idleness among workers because of the fuel shortages. More than 241,000 workers Michigan, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania were lorccd out of work by Ihe cold wave today, but the Weather Bureau promised the spell of cold weather was on the wane in the Midwest. No reliel was in sight for thc East Coast, however, where thc Weathsr Bureau said a new cold wave moving down from the Hudson Bay area would keep temperatures below freezing for an indefinite time. Temperatures throughout See WEATHER on Page 9 thel means of escape during that time. The night watchman was off duty at the time of the escape Judge Green said, and the only county farm employe on hand was the cook, who was in the kitchen at the other end of the building The night watchman said this morning nc did not come on duty until 6 a.m. Judge Green „...„ .... leave for the county farm this afternoon. Welfare Unit Plans Clinic For Cripples A clinic for crippled children will be conducted at the First Church of thc Nazarene here Feb. 12 by the Crippled Children's Division of tho State Department of Public, j Welfare and under the auspices of said he planned toj tlle Mississippi County Medical Society, it was announced today. Dr. W. Vernon Newman, orthopedic surgton, and Dr. Vida Gordon, pediatrician, will examine the children brought to the clinic, which will be conducted from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Purpose of Ihe field clinics is lo provide diagnostic service nearer the homes ol polential patients. New cases and cases for check-up examination will attend the clinic. Dr. John T. Gray, director of this program, has invited parents of handicapped children who are not W. O. Troutt, Jonesboro Sun Publisher, Dies •fONESBORO, Ark., Jan. 29. (UP) puwisher n oT t tne 76 "jone;bo t ro VC A r rk n Khfal^uSiSni,^^ 11 *^ Jn 0 since a1J9(x f" PUblWl " °' the four Coses Disposed Of in Circuit Court inn. , c<ml '"u«i during ses- srons of Circuit court her e yester- on contract U w MMhewa Gin Co dale debt suit appeal Mary Ellen Stabbs vs. already under thc care ol orthopedic or plastic surgeons arc Invited. He said parents should contact Health Unit or the Child Office here or in Osceola so that an appointment can be made and necessary records completed. Mrs. Annabcll Fill, county health nurse, will have charge of the clinic, assisted by Mrs. Harriett Sullivan, director of ihe Mississippi County Welfare Department, and Miss E'ol- ly Wilson, head of Ihe Child Wei- fare Office here. Patients eligible for treatment are those under 21 who have conditions which existed at birth or have been acquired that are commonly treated by specialists in orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, or neuro surgery and of such nature as lo prevent employment in a gainful occupation. Patients whose complaints are limited to blindness, deafness, hernia, or mental retardation are not eligible for treatment through the Crippled Children's Division and will not benefit by attending the aliiiic. Francs in France Are Withdrawn From Circulation Two-Day Closing of Bank* Ordered by Premier Schuman PAHIS. Jan. 29 <upi_-Tho French government's emergency program (a establish a free market In gold and to withdraw nil 5,000-fmnc mites from clrculnllon was vlriunlly UK- sured passage by the national assembly today when It was approved by the Socialist Party. Earlie nil n !e government ordered banks and (he Paris bourso closed for two days to discourage speculation during assembly debate in the free gold market. Withdrawal of .5,000-franc notes representing more than one third' the number of francs In circulation was considered a heavy blow at block market currency .speculators This denomination of bill has been widely used in black market deals. If banks follow previous practices. they will question holders of large numbers of these bills when they are presented lor exchange. The two-day banking holiday was announced by Finance Minister Rene Mayer. Two-Bay Holiday The banks were ordered to close today and Friday, reminding observers of the 1833 bunk holiday In the United states. Rene said they would be permitted to reopen Saturday because the free gold bill was expected to have been approved by that lime. Mayer also announced he will introduce a bill In the assembly today to withdraw nil 5,000-franc notes from circulation. In the meantime he ordered the public not to accept the notes, one of the most widely used denominations in Fiance. Approval of the free gold bill. through which the government hopes to get its hands on hoards of hidden foreign assets and gold coins, appeared to hinge on what concessions Premier Robert Schuman Is willing; to make to the Socialists. Concessions Made Mayer announced one concession in the form of restricting the free gold market to a seller's market and not a buyer's market. "The free market Is not completely free." he said. "Anyone can sell on It, but not anyone can buy. Only Bank of Prance and licensed the not the buyers will be able to do -so, under ria'id controls." This concession was aimed at choking off Illegal speculation In British and other currencies authorised in the new bill. Reliable sources said th&t Socialists would favor or abstain tram voting on the bill, thus permitting its passage in the assembly. if Schnman would agree to limiting Settlement of thccntlrc crisis ap- its provisions to a six-months period peared to hinge on Schuman's Iwll- mgness to accept the limitation The premier called an emergency cabinet meeting to consider the coinpro mite before assembly debate open.-; Defeat of the bill probably would topple the Schuman government plunging Prance Into a political crisis on top of the economic emergency. Ice Jam on Lake Threatens City's Supply of Water CHICAGO. Jan. 23 (UP)-An ice jam In Lake Michigan choked off the water supply for thousands of residents today, threatened industries in some sections of Chicago and forced hospitals water consumption. Ice formed around the to cut their ntake of the Wilson Avenue crib, an island- liko structure three miles off shore which supplies large areas of thc city and suburbs with water. i tugboat loaded with dynamite blast the Ice loose was en route to the crib, but was forced to cut through 15 inches of ice. The affected area covered the city's Northwest side. Water department officials said service had been disrupted to about 78,000 subscribers Since a "subscriber" might be a large apartment building or an en- bl " Was cstim! >ted that persons either had no water or very little. Housewives In the slricfccn district had to let-lhe breakfast dishes stand In the sink and send their husbands to work without their morning coffee. California I, Bigger The area of Japan proper, including thc islands of Honshu Ski- <oku, Kyushu, and Hokkaido, is less than that of the slate of California The Japanese islands cover 141707 square miles. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with reeling rain today and tonight Not quite so cold tonight. Fridav, cloudy with occasional rain ending n South portion. Not quite so col.l Minimum this morning 19 Maximum yesterday—22 Sunset today—5:35 Sunrise tomorrow—7:09 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a.m. odny—none. Total iinc« Jan. 1—6:14 8INGLB OOPffli FIV» CENT! f Osceola Man Wins Scout Award —Courier Newi Photo Steve Ralph, o-iccola businessman, IB shown above (right) receiving the Silver Beaver Scout leadership award presented him by nr. Ralph M. Sloan of Jono.sboro (left) at ih« banquet *mlin K the annual East Arkansas Area Boy Scout Council meeting her» Monday. TIN, silver Beaver award Is thc highest given by th« Council for non-professional volunteer Scout leaders. work don. by Civilian Demand for Petroleum Tops y/artime Consumption By Jamc.i C. Austin *• (United Prcaj Stuff Correspondent! WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UP) — Deduced to its simplest terms, the reason for tlle current oil shortage Is that more oil Is being consumed Hum ever before. Oil production has not Increased fast enough to meet our needs. New civilian uses and increased civilian consumption more than make up for the millions of gallons of gasoline which poured through allied aircraft during the war and millions of gallons of oil lhat fuel-d the worlds biggest Navy. Does government stockpiling in anticipation of another war contribute to the shortage? Army and Navy men say that It docs not—That there is no stockpiling of oil for national defense at the present time. The Army and Navy with that they could, but storage facilities above and below ground are Inadequate. Demand Neitln duslry Kxccrils Kstimutcj the government nor In the big demi oil that lias developed since the war. I fill liiv— Supply and demand are out of bal-I day,: i 7 ! ancc because: ' ' inni-'/Wi , m_ ... ' ™ '.'."•' Oil Resources Of Nation Pooled Industry in U.S. Agrees to Rush Fuel To Distressed Areas By Maurern Ciolhlln United Fress Staff Cnrrurpnitdent WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. (UP) — The Petroleum Industry began pooling Us resources today In an effort to rush fuel oil supplies to cold-ridden areas. Government officials also expected the Industry to slnil off today on a two-month program to (1) limit consumers, wherever possible. to two-weeks' supplies on hand (2) ' nor In- step up fuel oil output by sac.'iflc- '!" d (or! ".'B .gasoline production and m*. 1. Today there 000 more motor are some 2.700.- \ ... --- vehicles on the I men for the national i poll-oleum highways than in 1011. before ,-,,. council-an 85-mcmbc turning. The biggest gain in motor- ized transportation Is in trucks and buses which use more gasoline a cr Industry ad" oil : limn passenger cars do. onices . Oil heating units for homes, ' «hcnd" fro vlsory committee—said "all companies" are expected to go along nd on the voluntary program. j The Imlu.ilry sot a blanket "go- Attorney General Tom and factories increased 27' dark yesterday to pool supplies of >cr cent in 19-17 over we. Thc Oil i fu! -' : °>1 nnd gasoline and trnnsnor- ' " facilities In Hcnl Institute reports that 1B2 887 more oil heating units were installed last year than thc year before. There nrp now nearly 3.000.000 healing units in operation and the end is not, 111 sight. 3. Railroads are converting more and more from steam to Diesel locomotives. The American Petroleum Institute estimates that Diesel engines In 1CH8 will burn 70000000 barrels of oil. In ia-1! they used only U5.000.000 barrels. Of C34 locomotives on order now only is or 20 are for the old-time coal-burling steam engines. 4. American industrial production is expanding mid the American Petroleum Institute estimates that this year industry will need about 11 000.000 barrels of lubricating oi'l This would be 18.8 per cent more than Industry used in 1946. Farmers Usinf More Oil 5. Farm prosperity and the increasing availability of powered farm machinery results in an estimate that farmers will use 2,821.000.000 gallons of fuels this year. This 's approximately twice the farm consumption of six years ago. Many tankers were destroyed during ihe war and due to the steel shortage have not been replaced; so that there are not enough tankers to bring oil from the Gulf Coast to other parts of the country. The Association of American Railroads says there are now in operation about 12.1.000 tank cars or 10.000 loss than during thc war. Of this number about 10,000 are used by the carriers themselves to haul oil and water for their own use. 7. The steel shortage has prevented oil companies from drilling mo-c wells and building more refineries. 'Another dispatch tomorrow will tell how much oil America consume.';, where it comes from, what percentage of It is Imported and exported and attempt to estimate how lonq I he current shortage will last.) New York Stocks 2 p.m. Ntork* A T and T Arncr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Doth Steel .'. Chrysler Jen Electric Gen oMtors Montgomery Ward N Y central Int Harvester North Am AvlalIon .... Rf-publio Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Studcbaker Standard of N J Packard U S Steel '.['.'.'.'. 151 1)6 .1-4 33 5-8 34 1-2 59 5-8 34 3-8 55 1-4 52 1-8 14 1-2 89 .!- I 10 1-4 25 :l-B 8 7-8 15 5-8 19 7-8 , 12 1-2 tation facilities In order lo meet emergency demands. Clark gave his assurance he would not bring nnll- Irnsl action against the Industry on the pooling program. Kmlurgo Opposed ' Mcahwhilc. other government quarters predicted that an embargo on U. S. exports of petroleum products as suggested by some members of Congress would: 1. Increase the cost of the Marshall plan by causing lactory and railroad shutdowns in Europe in "less than a month." 'i. Lose this conniry as much and perhaps more — In petroleum imports from the Carrlbcan area and endanger Middle East supplies. This, they said, could endanger our position as the world's principal refining center. Under the petroleum Industry's emergency program, companies will pool supplies and Iransportalion facilities on a local basis. In cooperation with state fuel coordinators and local fuel committee.'!. for insancc, If a dealer or a consumer in Boston runs out of fuel oil and can get no more from his regular supplier he should appeal to the slate fuel coordinator nr local fuel committee. They. In turn, call in all companies in thc area. If the companies cannot scrape up the necessary emergency supplies, they are authorized to beg or borrow supplies from companies in nearby siate.i. as well as the transportation facilities to carry I hem. In shortage areas, companies will spread supplies according lo tin state or local fuel authorities' recommendations or need. The present, program Is temporary. Secretary of Interior .1. A. Kriift said he will call a public hearing soon to work out a formal industry-wide allocation program to deal w : ith an expected gasoline shortage next summer and fuel oil shortage next winter. Improvement is Noted In Condition of Man Who Flew First Plane DAYTON, O..- Jan. 23 lUI'l- Orvlllc Wright. 16. thc first man lo make a free flight In an engine- driven airplane, remained in seriour. condition In a hospital here today. His condition from a collapse Tuesday In his laboratory was still serious, according to attending physician. Dr. A. B. Brower. However. Dr. Brower Indicated Wright might •ic In belter condition ihls time lluin following another coll:ip.«e last Oct. 10. The inventor Is to remain In Miami Valley Hospital for several days. His doctor said "certain complica- 4 3-4 | lions have to be eliminated" before 15 I Wright can go home. House Members Begin Debate on Knutson Tax Bill Passage Predicted And Measure Facet Presidential Veto WASHINGTON, Jail. 29. (ll.P.) The HOIIM today approved without idKnlflr.mil uppinllluri a tahc-lt-or- Ifnvr-lt iirucrdurft fur conslilrrln* (lit controversial $n,MK>,000,»(M In«im< tax rrduillon bill. Thr lo-rallcd "«•(" procedure wiu approved by vulr* Tot*. WASHINGTON. Jan, a). <U.I>.) —Hop. Harold Kiml.yin, R.. Minii., urged Ihe House lodny to approve hid .$0,500.000.000 Income tux slash- Ing bill to uive an Indirect pay- boost to wage earners, combat Inflation and prescrvo thu American system, debate ' on measure that promises lo'be a hot election- year Issue, Knul.lon said the tax cut would he helpful to wane earn crs troubled by the high cost of living. "Assuming that [lu> average family consists of a man, his wlfi- and two children, that thu breadwinner works 40 hours a week and damn $:i,500 H year," lie suld "(this bill) Is (he equivalent of a 8-ccnl an hour wage Increase." Knulson told tlm [louse Unit "we must reduce luxes and not Increase them as advocated by the President." Oinmsrs Trnnmn Plan "The President, Is advocating imposition o[ an excess profits on corporations with a rate n.i high " as 7ft per cent," the chairman of the tux-wrltinB llou.se Means Committee said. Ways and "It Is only through tax reduction and the retrenchment In federal spending that we can hopu lo combat Inflation and preserve the American system." Debate un Knutson's bill Is scheduled to last through tomorrow with a vote to be taken Monday. Democrats and Republican* agreed that the bill will pass but not by thc two-thirds majority to override n preslclcnllal veto. President Truman lias virtually promised that he will veto the OOP hill, a move that would set the singe for a bitter 'partisan battle In tills election year Although the Senate is t>i:» if the House bill loss of government the '<-d to /often rhlrtprt the Treasurj for underestimating tax collections In thc last two years and urucd the House not to be "misled' again. He said government revenue would be more than ample to permit ll $0,500,000,000 lax cut. Republicans wens not worried of falling majority about thc prospects attain a two-thirds the first congressional test or thc Knutson tax reduction measure They expect Senate changes lo win enough supiuirl. (o K el past The. bill calls for a $!!)[) Increase In thc present $500 personal exemptions, cxtcnslo:; <;f thc community property principle of division of Income between a husband and wife, and a tax cut of from .10 per cent In the low Income brackets to 10 per cent In the upper. The Republicans now cstlmat thai the loss In revenue under their bin will amount to $f!500- 000,000, based on a national In come average pf $2CI),000,000.000 fo this calendar year. Previously the Republicans had put the estimated low under their proposal at $5800.000,000, based on a national Income of $200,000,000,000 Both Republicans and Democrats held mass meetings on Die measure yesterday. Democratic Leader Satn Kayburn told reporters that opposition among Democrats to the tax hill appeared to be "prettv unanimous." Republican leaders, on the other hand, said they knew of no members of their party who would vote against the bill. Speaker Joseph Martin, Jr.. said Uiat nt the Republican rally "no opposition was manifested." Bands of Arabs Halt and Loot Freight Trains JERUSALEM. Jan. 21). rUPl — Arab bands held up three trains last night and this morning, looting merchandise valued at several thousand dollars, it was announced officially today. Two robberies occurred near Ilcdcra when Arabs put a stone barricade across thc tracks. They looted oranges from one train and later robbed another train carrying mixed freight. Four freight cars were, cleaned out this morning near Haifa. Tlie homes o( live Jews were blown up during the niKht. probably by Arab demolition squads, it v.as rejKirtcd today. Heavy lirlng occurred at dawn at Salameh Village on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, One Arab was rc|K>rt- cd killed and a Jew wounded. Another Jew was wounded slightly this tno;-ning when shot by an Arab on the .lerusalcm-Mamillah ro:td. Soybeans Prices f. o. b. Chicago 1:30 high low p.m. 406 408 Mar. 410 open 111 May ..406 106 404 '.i A 403',-! A Missco Reports $636,216 Gain In Assessments mndB In 1046 by f636,216, County Auditor Coolcy mild totluy. P.-E. u ,. '^olal assessment* of tha 30 school district* ligteet which included figures for Missismppi - • - - - - e °» corporatod municipalities, amounted to .1: IJna eompareH with 118/147,638 for 1946. ~*>* br *» kd °»n of th. IMT ^^ shown the following asswamenU on ""'... estale ' Personal property and Estimates Hiked On Funds for ERP International Bank Report Addi Billion To Marshall Plan WASHINGTON. Jan The International »n'r' By .lalm u Sire]* (l l', l ]S.. l ^-?.'?".«- 1 «™'i»»«««»t) 29. (UP) — ... - k Informed Congress today that confidential rciwrts from European nations Indicate that admliilslriitlon estimates on Marshall plan spending are almost $1.000.000.000 too low. A special International Bunk study was submitted to thc Senate I'ordgn Relations Committee by John ,i. McCloy. bank president. Ho reported Hint the bank's conclusion Is that the 16 Western European countries actually may need $7.000,000.000, compared with the administration', estimate of almost $0,800,000,000, f or tuo ,| rat i 5 _ month Period of the recovery program. McCloy said his organisation believed that the ndniliihlmllnn'a figures "far from bclnt, cxlrava- ganl, provides rather a light tit " He also disputed the administration's estimate that Canada and South American nations can provide $500.000,000 In credits lo western Europe, lly Implication, he dl.si ed I • , • sharply with former President Herbert Hoover, who bus expressed tlmt up („ $3,300,000,000 In belief ,,, credits can be advanced for food rmrchiisp.i by western hemisphere countries, other -than the U. 8. Milinlnill Fucn Squabble Mc'Cloy's survey was Introduc I In the committee record by cha! man Arthur H. Vandeubcrg, R Mich. < Secretary of State Qeorgo O, IVfarshal] was headed for a squabble with some Senate Republicans who think they've found $2300000 worth or "fat" In the European recovery .program (Marshall plan). '"Ilie bunk's conclusion. . .is tlmt the deficit In the balance of pay- menu O r the participating nations and of Western Germany with the Western Hemisphere for the f|st year of the program will be In the order of magnitude of $7,(iol),000,000. The comparable administration figure Is $11,15^,000,000," Other major differences iKtwccn the bank's estimates and thos« used by the administration In preparing the recovery program were: 1. First year Imports by western Euroiie from th c western hemisphere will run about $350.000.000 to $-100,000,000 less than the administration's estimate, a figure about six per cent less In commodities Imports and 22 per cent less In crtuipment. 2. Thc bank believes that ex-. !>orl.s from Western Europe to the Western Hemisphere will be abdit SGOO.000,000 less than does the administration. :i. Thc hank believes the adrnln- Isratlon estimate* of aid to Europe from other Westeni Hemisphere nations Is "hijjh rather limn low." because H $500.000.000 and Uittn America «-lll be forthcoming. Meanwhile. Marshall stuck to the administration'* estimate that $6.- BOO.OOfl.OOO Is needed for the first 15 months atld nothing can be cut. clots not believe that In credit from Canada Community Chest Drive Passes $20,000 Mark The 1941-43 Community Chest fund passed thc $20.000 mark today. Another list of contributions released today showed thc drive had brought In to date a total of $20- 2<iO.OIi. leaving only $6,519.94 to be j obtained to meet the budget adopt- ' cd for the coming year. I A "clean-up" campaign is underway to speed collection of the remaining money. The list of contributors released today follows: niylhcvlllc Canning Co. Unrker's Body Shop ... Cobb Funeral Home .... Evelyn's Beauty Shop . Mrs. Ira Gray Halters' Shoe Shop Modem Art Studio G. II. Robson „. Dr. J. A. Sallbn. Farrls Simon C. L. Wyhc Real estate— $12,154,(!24 Personal property-|l,500,m Utilities— $2,428,250. Assessments In Blythevllle Sp*. cial School District No. 5 totaled M 370391, the larger figure In thi Is of 30 districts. This was nearly half a million more than the 1M« figure of $3,823,597 and the increaj, was brought about by the annex*. ton of Clear Lake. Mat L»\e *nd Recce school district* to the Blythe- vlllc district last Summer • Second largest total assessment was made In the Wilson School Dli- trlct $1.822,541 with the Osceo'l* district following with »1,«9«,«90 ' In »h« Blythevllle district, real rutate was aM«ued at $2.41&,«j, TH"!?, P, r "P"ty »i »M»2,320 and udlltle. at $122,818. Thew aM«M- mentu ihowrd nubnUntUI Jn- Other school districts In which assessments ran over ths million- dollar mark nre Shawnce, $1 314 sot- Luxora, $1,263,510; and Kelser,'$ll 134.718. ' A breakdown of the $5.019 Sit t*. icssments ln the eight incorporated mmilclpalltle. in Mississippi County shows that real estate wa. assessed In the amount of $2 700 874- personal property at $1,568,830 'and utilities at $749,714. / 1 '!' !MMmellU '" the Clty °* lle amounted to $3199923 Osceola followed with total 'assets-' ments of $913.419. r n Blythevlile. real estate was assessed at $1 132 .n°H "frmT* 1 ? ropert y « l 188(1,850 and utllltlej at $580,273, slight Increase. over the 1948 figure Total assessments In the other sis Incorporated towns follow Leach- vllle $259.803, Luxora $202855 Ma. nila $195,529, Joiner $110534 Kel. . <• |81,57» and Dell »55,»88. ' Farmers Hear, Supply Short On Fertilizers Dr. R. p. Bartholomew, associate director in charge of. research at the University of Arkansas' Colleg, of Agriculture, warned farmers -of this area that there is little hop* In sight for a let-iip in the present shortage of good fertilizers "> Speaking before, a large group of' West Mls-slssippi County farmers'ln the Lcachvllle Hljh School auditorium last night in the-first of a series of four discussions on fertilizers and soils management, Div Bartholomew stated that the shortage of fertilizers may continue for a period of at least two years. However, he pointed out that 'fer- tlllxcr Is not the solution to the aoll fertility problem In this area. Mississippi County farmers should flrsk have a good system of farming, he slated, such ax proper rotation and the planting of Winter legumes and cover crops which tend to build up the soil. Following his talk Dr. Bartholomew led the group in a discussion on the proper appliance of fertilizers and soils management. During this discussion he pointed out that it would be more profitable to farmers of thij area to apply their fertilizers to cotton alone inasmuch as It U the No. 1 crop of this area. . Accompanying Dr. Bartholomew to Leachvllle for the discussion were J. M. Thomasson of Lltll* Rock, district extension agent and Keith Bllbrey of Blytheville. county agent _for jfortti Mississippi County. Dr. Bartholomew held a similar discussion at th e Manila High School this morning, in the Legion Hut in Blythevllle this afternoon and will meet wth South Mississippi County Farmers In the Court House at Osceola tonight at 1:30 Leaders in Iraq Form New Emergency Cabinet BAGHDAD. Jan. 29. (UP)—Mohammed El Sadr, former president of the Iraq senate by appointment of the crown, formed a new cabinet today to carry Iraq through a violent wave of anti-British rioting. The new cabinet »as reported "! to Include three former premiers su among other political figures who * had been national leaders for the last 20 years. Sadr, a shlek of th» Shla sect, Is regarded as a moderate. He opposed the anti-British .,$75 ..7.50 ... 25 ... 5 ..8.75 ..25 .. 10 .. 35 New York Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . op on . 3460 . 3478 . 3412 . 3148 . 3116 high low 3493 3460 3505 3417 3439 3412 3167 3114 3130 3112 1130 p.m. 3485 3496 3432 3158 3127 revolt led by Rashid Khilanl in 1941. The new cabinet replaces th* fallen government of former Premier Salch Jabr, who fled In disguise to Amman, the capital of Trans-Jorctnn, to escape arrest ycs-r terda v for signing the Anglo-Iraq lieaty. The new cabinet appeare) to throw Iraq completely Into th« anti-British-camp despite the fact that Britain has huge oil concessions »nd two RAF bases In th« country.

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