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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XMV—NO. 133 Blythevitle Daily News Blytheville. Courier BlythiiVille Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HLYTHOVIUUK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1<M7 SINGLE COPIKS FIVE CENTS Suspect Arrested In Kentucky in Holland Burglary Officers Recover Cor Stolen in Cooler Following Gun Battle 'A mtm believed lo be connected •with the attempted liquor store burglary which was [oiled by City Marshall Geoffrey Pau!ey and his son in Holland, Mo.. Tuesday is being held in Padueah, Ky., jail today following his capture last night in a car stolen at. Cooler. Mo., an hour after a gun battle with the Holland officers. 'He is Clarence EHIridgc of Pa ducah, where all three men involved in the attempted looting are •believed to live, Deputy Sheriff Hither -Bc~ch of Canilhersville reported today. Two other men are still bcin; sought hy Missouri and Kentucky officers. Early Tue.sday morning three men were caught in the act. of looting Hooker's L:quor Store at Holland by Mr. Pauley and his son. Geoffrey Puiil-.-y Jr. The trio shot it out with the Mr. Pauley and his son. who jumped in the burglars' getaway car and drove it off. The ear, a Lincoln Zephyr, had eight bullet holes in it when the trio fled. •Eldridge was captured early lasl night when he entered the stole* black 1937 Pcrd Coacli which officers had spotted yesterday alternooi and watched until Eldridgc's appearance. In the car. officers found a pis tol, a shotgun and ;\ large quantil} of ammunition, Deputy Shcrif Bslch said. The cnr belonged Cecil Byrd of Cooler, he -said. The Missouri license plates 01 the car had been discarded anc replaced with Kentucky tags Mi Belch said. The Federal Bureau of Invest! gation is believed working on the case because of the inter-state nature of the car theft. Partial identification of the other two men have led officers to believe they are the Ondoff brothers 01 Fadutah, both former convicts with Kentucky and Tennessee records. : armers to Hear tep. Gathings Agricultural Council District Meeting To Be Held Here Farm and business leaders of this iron will meet here tomorrow when he Agricultural Council of Arkan:as opens its second district session of 1947 at the Hotel Noble. Rep. E. c. (Took) Gathlngs of West Memphis is expected to arrive omorrow morning shortly before he meeting opens at 10 o'clock. As irlncipal speaker. Representative jathings will present a report on legislative activity pertaining to Arkansas agriculture nt a luncheoi .ession. A full program of addresses uj agriculture experts and farm leaders is scheduled. L. G. Nash of Blytheville will report on the two-daj joint producer-machinery manufacturers conference he attended a Stoneville, Miss., last week. Walter Cooper, state labor supervisor for the agricultural cxtensioi service, will discuss the farm labo outlook and the prospects of Mexican field help during the cotton picking treason. R. C. Branch of Pecan Point will discuss parity legislation and E, L. Dean of Joiiesboro will speak on cotton price stabilization. Alfalfa production and dehydration, the Slate Hospital plan, cotton quality production and farm mechanization are other topics slated for discussion. All talks and committee! reports will 'be slanted to the meeting's main topic—discussion of a permanent program for agriculture in Northeast Arkansas. Blytheville Doctor, Home from Native Lebanon, Convinced That America is Best Place in World , Hy KM11.Y WIX SON Courier News Staff Writer Dr. J. A. Salibn settled back in his fnvorite chair in Jiis office hero yesterday nnd said l:e wus glad lie hml been "home" to fur-off Beirut in Lebanon, but even more thankful to be bitck to hi.s home iii lilythoville. "There is no country In the world*-is great as America," the doctor. was full of mud holes. Bill the said quietly as he related details of | changes there cannot compare with trip and the changes in the country he left behind 52 years ago lo come to America. He and Mrs. Saliba, who was also born in Lebanon, their daughter. Miss Alice Salibu, and sons, Albert and Joe, accompanied by Miss Eva George of Luxora, made the H.OOO mile trip In early July. Dr. Saliba and ,Ioe returned by plane and other members of the parly will board u ship in Lebanon Sept. 1. They expect to arrive here about Sept. 18. As he spoke (if his tri|i, l>r. Saliha said: "It was KOcul to fio hack and I'm more satisfied nnu- than ever before because I did. It makes me appreciate America so imieh more." He added that he was a little disappointed when he arrived In Lebanon because he had been told of he many changes and expected nore than there were. "Of course here have been changes and lin- >rovr.ments," he continued. "There uivc been changes in Blylheville. too. When I came here Main street was exclllnt:, "I liked Syria." Iltil Joe, who will return lo l/jutslana State University, Baton Rouge, this . When iisked If they Imd uny Iron- bin en route lo Lebanon or In gel- [hose here." Since he is a doctor, he was most Pall. Is glad lo be Imme too. concerned with Ihe sanitation problems in Lebanon. "The meal hangs openly In the streets, candy Is sold ting Into Ihe country Dr. Saliba out on the streets nnd there Is no replied, "No trouble. Everything was protection from impure water. Here very smooth. There was a lime." he at home we do not have lo worry said, "when a was difficult to get about water," he poinled out. "be-• past the custom houses but evety- eanse our government protects us. I thing now Is orderly anrt It takes If the water is not pure, chemicals j Illtle lime, The minister of iniml- are put In it thai will tunkc it pure, gratlon came oiil and met us, then Bui In Lebanon, If Ihe waler Is not I Invited us to his home." pure that is Ihe people's bad luek.j The Sallbus also toured Syria, ol They become ill nnd never know which U-biuimi was once a pail Faculty at Dell Announced by Superintendent Superintendent Homer C. Richie of Dell today announced the list of fe.culty members who will tca-ch ill Dell Public Schools during the 1947-43 term which begins Sept. 8. 'Four new teachers have been added to the Dell faculty. They are Miss Ruth II. Wood, who was graduated from Arkansas Stale College with a >B S. degree, first grade; Mrs. Harry Cook, University of Mississippi, 'B.S.E., fourth grade; Mrs. Edna Marbury, Arkansas State Teachers College, third and fourth -grades at Half Moon; and Miss Bonnie Brooks " Brinn, Abi.cnc 'Christian College. B.S., social science and English. Only one vacancy exists on the teaching staff. Superintendent Richie said. The open position is for a full-time music teacher. Other faculty members include: Miss Loda 'V. Nichols. Henderson Stale Teachers College, 1st grade; •Miss Joyce Gill. B.S.E. Arkansas Stale Teachers College, 2nd grade; Mrs. Dan Harmon, Arkansas State ' College. 3rd grade; Mrs. Virginia Campbell. Arkansas State College, 5th grade; Mrs. Mary C. Kennctt. B. E. Arkansas State College, Sth grade. Mrs. J.E. Johnston. Arkansas State Teachers College. 1st and 2nd (Half Moon): Mrs. Jennie Phillips. B. S.E. Arkansas State College. Social Science; Mrs. Hsmcr Richie. A. B. Arkansas Stale Tcaciiers College. English; Mrs. Valda Gragson, B.S. Arkansas Slate College. Commercial; Oral E. Hnnnicntt. B.S. University of Arkansas, Agriuu:tnrc. Mrs. Marguerite -B. Hunnicutt, B.S. Ark. Stale Teachers Col.. Home Kc.; Charles P. Kennctt, B. S. Arkansas 'Slate College, Coach and Math.; Homer Richie, head teacher and biology. Negro Schols now in session: Shonyo. Nina E. Smith, A.M. and N. College. Intermediale; Siionyo, •BDbbic Blakely, A M. and N. CD!. and Ksfc University. Primary; Dell Colored. Idell P. Smith, A. M. and N. College. Griswold Asks Unity Among Greek Leaders ATHENS, Aug. 23. (UP)—Dwight Griswold. head of the American Aid Mission, today urged Greek leaders to quit arguing and form broad coalition Lo keep "any foreign power" frcrn seizing control of Ihe Greek government. Premier - Designate Constantin Tsaldaris announced that he will seek to form a government, today even if he cannot, win 'cooj*r»tion of rival factions. ' ';'-.'*• " Orls'Aold, who ll to reconcile the elite*" of' daris' Populists (Royalists)" and Themistocles Soufoulis, Liberal Party leader, caltcd r, press conference to make clear the American position. "We came here to neulralizj foreign aggression which started before we arrived," he said. "We are only interested in seeing a government in Greece with which we can do our jcb effectively." He said the American mission wants "to" see all elements united, keeping any foreign ixnvcr from taking contiol or Ihe Greek government.' ' While Griswold spoke, reports arrived from Pannina that Army Irops and s;5 guern.ias had been clashing since 4 a.m. near Tlico- dorina. The guerrillas had been marching southward loward Mount Agrafa with munitions and cattle lo supply rebel bands in the hills of central Greece. why." Jint the roads in Lebanon, a ueaii- lifnl and a mountainous resort country. huve been rebuilt and Improved and those who live In modern homes, enjoy the sunie conveniences as anyone in a modern American home. Hulls Many Old Friend* One of the biggest thrills for nr. Saliba was -seeing members of Ills family and running across old friends. As for Joe. the whole trip When Dr. Salibn was a luil, I,el>anon was mulct Turkish rule ant laler was under English and Prenrl rule. It now Is an Independent stale "But the government Is not organ Izcrt, Tlie big politician cals Ihi little otic. Or perhaps it is thai wtij In the whole world," he added wlti a smile. "At any rate, no country h the whole world can compare lo Hi United Stiilcs," the doctor said a he aroso lo greet a llllle girl wit! a sore Ihroat. MiSSCO Health Norwegian c ni j Plane Crash Survey Planned f oto / for 35 State Agency Soon To Start Checking On Veneral Disease Mobile units of Ihe Delta I'lan- tion Venereal Disease .Survey will be in Mississippi County in aLoul l\vo weeks lo determine the incidence of nyphillis and nonor- rhca among Negroes of Ihis area. it was announced loda Few, representative of the Stale Beard of Health. Medical teams with units will work out of | LOEDDfNGEN. Norway. Aug. 28. ! (UP)—A Norwegian airlines flyinR boat smashed into fag-shrouded Kh.b'jen Mountain outside this village higli ub:>ve the 'Arclicc circle today, kil-'lng all 27 passengers and eight crew lueintiers. One of the pasengers. a Mrs. Jess, was listed as an American but gave her address as Hurkencs, Norway. Most of the passengers on the fatal British Economy Plans Hit Snag Miners Leave Pits Because of Long Hours, Short Rations the mobile the Missis- Unit will office travel sippi County Health here. The mobile units from plantation to plantain throughout : the county, Mr. Pew said. ,, -j: At each plantation, the learic will confer 'with the manager and with,, his. .cnopr.iiilon will ei.'-Tilni all Negroes working there for the rcsencc of venereal disease. Rental Advisory Board Will Meet Here Tomorrow The newly-appoinlccl members of the five-man advisory board for Ihe Mississippi County Defense Rental Area will hold their orp,n- nizational meeting at the Area Rent office in the Ingram building tomorrow morning at 10 o'rlock. ii was announced today by Area Rent Director C. A- Cunningham. 'the advisory board wa.s recently appointed upon recommendations by Governor Ben Lancy in compliance with the new housing and rcul acl which became effective July 1. The members of this board \vill .serve in an advisory capxicily to the National Housing Expediter ii WashtnRlon oti rcnlal matters ii Mississippi County. There woiv -Aill be without compensation. Members of the board are the Hev. K. II. Hall, of Leachville; L G. Nash, of Blytheville: Ben F Butler. Steve Ralph, and Wellrj Young, of Osceola. 23 Passengers on Train Fatally Injured in India CALCUTTA, Aug. 28. IUI J ) — Twenty-three passengers were killed and 118 injured when ;fn ox- press train on the BengalNajpuf Railroad ran into a stationary train last night at Calghal Station, railroad officials announced today. Greeks Form Cabinet ATHENS, Aug. 28. (UD — A |!. S. embassy spokesman announcer! that a. new Greek government was formed today with Demctrios Ma\imos as premier. N. Y. Cotton Aug. 28. IU.P.) — NEW YORK. Collon close: Mar -3112 . 3574 . 3C15 . 3147 . 3114 May July Oct. Dec. 3130 3088 3015 3170 3131 3033 3123 3060 I'OSS 2390 3010 3134 3168 3095 3133 Epols closed al 33S3; up 28. age •and Mr. Few Negroes four years of Ider will be examined, aid. Negroes found infected with onorrhea will be treated with one CC.CCO-unit injection of penicillin. Ir. F«w explained. One injection his siK2 is calculated to cure the iseaso, he said. To check the presence of sy- ihillis. blood samples will be tak- n and sent to Little Rock for esls. Plantation managers will be otified of cases ill which posi- ive reactions result, indicating yphillis infection. At the plantation manager's onvcnicncc, syphillis patients may e sent to Hot Springs for a 10- ay stay at the Rapid-Treatment Center there. Mr. Few said. The patients will be sent by bus from he Health unit four times a veck— every day except Friday. Saturday and Sunday. This survey is being made hrcitghcut Arkansas. Mr. Few tatcd. While the lesls will be onduclcd primarily for Negroes, vhiles also will be examined, he aid. Tesls in olhcr counties lo dale iave been made at the rate of ilionl GOG per day. he pointed out. ?ome difficulty in making exam- nations at that rate here is cx- icctcd, he said, because the unit-s vill arrive a:; the cotton picking ieason opens and most of the Nc;rocs will be busy in the fields. by James Tromso-Oslo flight were Norwe- gianr,. Two Czechoslovakia!! newspaper men were aboard. -Rescue parties of road workers fcund burning wreckage scattered down the mountainside. There was no sign of life. An airline representative said the plane, a British-built short Sunderland, had not been overli indicated that weather rather thnu a structural f»' cr* .t-hfi.crnsh. .T.'-j.aJrUu Ing boats rather' than 'l along this rocky northern cause landing field arc lacking, In Ihe Fjords. Thirly-l'A'o bodies had been removed from the wreckage by noon. WilsonlPupils Will Register September 8 The Wilson School will bsgin its 1017-48 term with (he registration , ..... of high school and grade students < history. ' W. W. Watson, Sr. Buys Cotton Gin On Milliqan Ridge W. W. Watson Sr. ol Blythcvill loday announced purchase of til Buddy Walson and Sons Gin Milligan Ridge from his son. W. \\ Watson Jr.. and the Southern Cotton Oil Co. of Memphis. It will be called the W. W. Watton Sr. Gin and will continue lo be managed by W. W. Walson Jr.. who has operated the gin for the past four years, the new owner said. Gin machinery hits been overhauled and improvements in some of the buildings are planned. Mr. Walson said. He also plans to build ii general store on the gin property. Mr. Watson reported today tliat eight bales of cotton have been ginned there lo dale. He is connected with the State Revenue Department's office here. Phone Numbers In 400 Series Get Extra Digit Al midnighl tonight telephone numbers in the '100 scries will be changed. But it won't be confusing, telephone company officials point out. because it will only mean Ihe adding of the numeral •! lo the existing number. For example, the Courier New.-, telephone number—which now is 461—will become 44C1 at midnight. By proceeding all -lOO-scries numbers with the cxlra numeral. 000 more, telephones eventually will be made available to Blylhcvillc residents by opening the 4.pOO-series. Only 100 numbers, however, will need to be changed. P. J. Poe, Blytheville manacer for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, said that change lo Ihe new scries means that the switchboard here now has facilities lo handle 000 more telephones, but lines arc not available at this time to add that many iiKslrumc-nls, Work is under way at this lime to provide more lines for Blytheville. Mr. Poe said, and this work includes the placing of underground cables on West Main Street. Sept. 8.' Superintendent C. I. Bird of Wilson announced today. 'A kindergarten added lo the school this 'Summer will be open to children between tlic ages of five and six years. Superintendent Bird said Only children who arc sis years old as of Sept. I can be entered in Die first grade, he said. All children entering school lor the first time must, have a birth certificate and be vaccinated against sin;tl!|:ox. -Mr. Bird pointed out. A new cafeteria also was added | lo the school this summer. Work now underway on a new gymnasium and indoor swimming pool is expected to be completed during the school year. Seven new teachers hnvc been added to the Wilsoa faculty. They arc: Miss .Martina Hyde, kindergarten; Miss Vivian Hcnrtrix, first grade; Mrs. O. H. Qodlcy, sixth grade; Mrs. Marion Bennett, fifth and sixth grade; J. I). Roberts, social science and mathematics; Mi<s Alene Bridges, Home Economics; and rc. D. Ilcall. agricitturc. Tnc faculty members returning are Miss Nortr.a -Anderson, first irade; Mi.'s Rosa Ella Wolfe, second grade; Miss Mary Alice Etultlc. second grade; .Miss Irene Biggs. third grade; Miss I-'lora Belle Far- Icy, fo-jrlh grade; Mrs. Grace Brandon, Ihird and toiulh 'graSc; Miss Ruby Beiry. fifth c,rade; Miss Louise Phillips, seventh grade; Mrs. G. W. Patchell, librarian; G. W. Patchell, mathematics; Miss Sirah L. Green, commercial; Miss Virgic Risers, English; Mrs. Edna Perry. Nurse; Miss Eva yn King, fciencc; M:s.s -Ma:y E. Symonds. music; and Roy Stobaugh. physical education. LONDON. Aug.i 28. (U,P.) Britain today embarked on i austere economy program whk the press immediately lambaste "too llllle and loo laic," and ran head-on Into a spreading wildcat coal miners strike. While Britain's little man accepted the government ciit-s in food, gasoline and traVel with grim resignation, the prbss. including some of the government's Ataunclicst nupporters, launched a ferocious attack on the program. But even grimmer news cnmc northern coal fields, The lit hM pinned Its whole upon hopes of boosting luctloiV"' However, nearly :ners wnre out of the pits in a wildcat protest slrlke increasing their hours of labor. And they predicted another 50,000 would walk off their jobs shortly. The attack on the government— forerunner of expected turbulent days in Parliament—was led bj the traditional bellwether of British opjnion—the Times of London which • until recent weeks had firmly supported Prime Minister Clcmeiil Attlec. The Diborltc government hail laid its cards on the table, anil they spelled the skimpiest fare on the dining lable In all of British not even excepting UK, grimmest days of the war. After Sept. 7 the British family of four will be able to buy only 00 cents worth of meat a week—about three pounds of beef or four pounds of lamb, otherwise it wil be salads non-rationed fish, whale meat, horse meat or catch n: catch can. Eating out. Ihe standby of thosi who could afford lo add lo llici home meals was crimped lurlhc by a cut In food supplies to res tauranLs of 15 to n 1-2 per cenl Motoring for'pleasure was out— no gas. A million or so automobile will go off the roads, and only those in essential service will rol' And the worst was not ycl. Th government warned thai more draslic measures were on the way. and the press thundered that the Laboritc leadership's plans still were Inadequate to save and restore the country. Already numb with resignation, the Britons appeared lo be Inking the new blows with little Kn'^i- bling. They grumbled In the pubs, but the complaints were tinged with anxious debate over what would happen in Ihe long run. <fow some people appeared frightened. David Newbcrry thought that might be a good sign. "When they became frightened, lliey begin to work. We haven't'been doing lliat as a whole. Maybe It will be different now. We damn well belter get to work. It's time lo forgcl about laborism versus conscr- valisni." Colombia Balks iraziiian Plan Wore UN Group Private Negotiations In Anglo-Egyptian Thwarted by Lopez UAKK SUCCRSS, N. Y., AUR. M. Ul')—The United Nations Secml- y Council rejected llniKU's p'au for ending the Anglo-KH.vpllan dispute back Into private negotiations to- lay by the narrow nuirgln of one •ote. Colombian delegate Alfonso 1*0- wz. iitler announcing that he en- lorscd the principle ol the Brazilian plan, dealt I he killing blow by abstainlnR from MIC vcte Insti'iul of vollng for the resolution. Russia nnd Syria iito iibslaiued. Poland voted iijmlilst the proposnl. ivhlle six nations—one short of thr nccessiiiy majority supported If, Delei'.ati's. surprised by the Co- lomblnn action and frustrated lliolr desire lo quit In midday for week's vacation, were called immediately Into aUcruoon .sr.'slon lo consider a new ColombWn proposal calling lor slluhlly stronger council action In the casi'. The Brazilian proposnl would have recommended a resumption ol negotiations between Egypt am Great 'Hrltaln on cviicinillnn of Hrlllsh troops from the Nile Valley and would hnvo required bull parties lo report progress beginning Jim. 1. Lope?.' new proposal would ca"' for a resumpllon of negotiation* with u view lo "the complete evacuation" of British troops at "thu earliest pcsMble dale." H also would provide for: '1. ''Mutual assistance" by Exs'p nnd llrltaln to nuanmtco liberty 0 navigation on thti Sue/. Ciuial. 2. Termination of the prcseii joint adinlnlHtratlon ol the Anglo Egyptian Sudan "with due regan sclf-dulcnnlnailon of people ind self-government." 3. Keeping the council in forme f progress. The surprise action came a fe\ nlnntes after U'N security guard and Long Island iwlice broke up hrcalenlng demonalralion sla^e oulsldc u main UN [title by tw lliin extremists and more lha .it) men and women currying ih Imimor of the national marltlm union and American and Egyptla flags. They had come to the UN, trca! crdng for u time to pilsh pastguard to protest the. Biazlllini proposal f< averting council aHion on Egypt demand for prompt Hrlllsh cveacu; loard to Hear 'rotests on 'ox Assessments Any prolcsls by North Missls- ppl County taxpayers whose as- ssments have, been Increased will ; heard tomorrow morning by the otinly Hoard of KqunUuitlon when holds its Ilnal session at the ourl House here. Tlie majority of revised nsscs,s- icnUs tniultt by the Hoard when It iet here Monday and Tuesday were i clly property which Imd been uproved slure thn last assessment, oiinty Assessor Doyle Henderson lid luday. This rmprovcmenl was chicily onslruetlon of houses on loU here, said. About 3!> card.f nollfylilK ioi>erly owners of Ihe revised us- cssment were mailed, Mr. llcnder- >n said. Only a few eornplalnjinls are cx- lecled lo appear before the Hoiir'd omorrow. he said. The IJnai'd will eel itbout fl a.m. In the counts udije's ofllce. W. W. PrcwIU o( Osceola is cluilrmiMi of the Hoard Candidate tlou of the nlle valley. James P. O'Neill of Mancheslo N. H.. leading candidate for Ni' tlonal commander In the forll coming American Legion clcclloi receives calls in New York froi friends throughout the nalio' (NBA Telepholo.i Dewey Praises Legionnaires Convention Hears Pleas for Universal Military Training Blytheville Gets Trace of Rain; First in Weeks MEW YORK, Gov. Thomas E, oming address Weather ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. A lew widely scattered afternoon Ihundershowers. No important temperature changes. Sikhs in India Slaughter Moslems, Start Big Fires LONDON. Aug. 28 (UP I — A dispatch from India reported loday that Sikhs were on a rampage ol .slaughter and arson agalns; llu Moslems in Ihe City of LuriiVna which has a population of 500,000, the majority Moslems. Mobs were reported rioting -vlldij through Ludhiana, with Moslem! barricaded in their homes anrt hurling home-made bombs ai tlic attacking Sikhs. Great fires were raging in the city, according to a Daily Express dispatch. Sikhs police were reported lo have joined in the attack, and the Sikhs were quoted as saying they would not leave a single 'j alive. N. Y. Cotton 2:30 p,m. Block Prices: A T &, T 155 3-1 Amcr Tobacco 71 Anaconda Copper 353-4 Beth Steel 8« 1-8 Chrysler 58 1-2 Gen Electric 30 5-8 Gen Motors 581-2 ;Monlgomery Ward 5D 3-8 N Y Central 14 :t-4 Inl Harvester 85 3-1 North Am Aviation . Republic Steel R,adio Socony Vacuum Stwiebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard Showers that began at noon today nnd lasted only 20 minutes brought Blytheville the first rain that has fallen here In Ihe pasl three weeks although only about a trace fell. The brief shower, however, failed lo bring enough molslurc to give farmers here cause for rejoicing. Olhcr residents found a short respite Irotn the heat during the shower, but the sun appeared shortly after it ended and quickly ended the ephemeral coolness. Records of rain measurements here showed that the only other showers In this area earlier this month' brough Just .7 of an Inch of rah]. On Aug. 8. A of an Inch was recorded while .3 was registered on the preceding day. Rainfall records of Robert E. Blayloek. official weather observer here, also showed Hint the last rain which brought more than half an Inch fell on July 10 Rainfall totalling .09 of an Inch was measured on that day. Rainfall totaling one Inch or more last fell on July 7. v.hcn 1.04 inches were recorded. Total rainfall last month was 2.21 Inches compared to the negligible .7 received so far this mrmlh. As North Mississippi County farmers sat eyeing their fiisl-dryim: crops ycslerdny, rain clouds bypassed Blylhevllle to pass over I,uxora, Osceola and Victoria areas and deposited rainfall in varying amounts that were estimated ner.r the one-Inch mark. The South half of the county also received rain Sunday aflcr- noon while the Blylhcvillc area a- galn remained dry. Heavy showers Sunday and Monday also brought relief lo Craighead County but it ,;\»s said today that more is needed Iti Ihat area. Meanwhile. Hie mercury hit. a high of 94 degrees here ycslcrrfay, y.r. Blaylock reported. Lowest tcni|7crature recorded during last night was 73 degrees. Rainfall during the pasl 'M hours was fairly genera] in olhcr sec- lions of Ihe state. The rain ranged from 4.78 inches at Mcua down to a (nice at .several other cities. El Dorado reported .06 Inches; Little Rock .10; Camdcn .32; Hot Springs .28 and Fort Smith .58. Aug. 2li. (U.P.) Dcwey In a we to the 20lh N tional American Legion Conventl< today congratulated the Legion i its fight against the "menace of Communism" and called for a universal military training program to help America "win Ihe pence." In an address prepared for delivery shortly after Uu: convention was called lo order, Dewey said that "we arc living In a world which Ir, not al war but In which there is no |>cacc." lie said America must take the lead In the struggle for peace but warned that "lo win the peace we must remain strong and become stronger. Dcwcy took the Moor before convention already committed lo I H strong stand in favor of universal military training and which had b:forc it the report of its foreign relations committee which trrincd the spread of Communism America's greatest, menace in the field of foreign relations. "I urge Unit it is our duly lo provide a program involving participation by !.|i able-bodied young American men under universal Iranlng," Dcwey said, adding: Rio de Janeiro reaty Readied : or Signatures Final Ceremonies Tuesday for Pact For Western World HY It. II. SHACKFORI) ' Unllcil I'ress Staff forr«pondtnt) PETROPOLI3, Brazil; Aug. 28,— UP) — InlerAmcrlean conference ommltlcc.s completed their work schedule loday, and the dele- alc.s'proparcd to wind up the draft- ut of n hemisphere defense treaty .'Ith a visit, and speech by Prcsl- t'nl Truman nexl Tuesday. Despite agreement on the text f Ihe articles of the unprecedent- d Ite.ily. more Hum a little cvi- Ifnce cropped up that they may be ubject lo a variety of Interpreta- lot's. The committee, on the treaty pre- in.ble and articles ol protocol flushed Ms task in a Hurry of Lnlht' "-tnerlcan debate, with Columbia and 'ern disagreeing on the general In- I'rpretatlcn — debate which will •ome up again In one of 'tile "ull sessions of th-j conference. '1 tier committee on treaty prooe- lure finished Its work last nlglit ifter unanimously adopting' a '.Unit, ed states mul Mexican plan to make obligatory all action except the us2 of armed force against an aggressor. . " ' ' All such collective action would >e subject to approval by the United Nations Security Council. Wind Up Work .:."' The committee O n aggression had only lo glvo the final nod to a tech- n'.i-al description of the baundary of the vast security region;.onccm- •-.isslng the bii.k of the hemisphere. The three committees will report :o Ihu conference In full session the remainder of this week, and Mori• lay. The final plenary sesnlon was scheduled for Tuesday morning. Mr. 'Iruman will speak at 'thte wlndtip meeting. The "Treaty of Rio de Janeiro," as the document ivlll bu known, will be signed Tu:s- Jay afternoon. The schedule left the delegates with five days of virtually' nothing to do. -Many of thcni were restless and ready to go home, now that the basic work of the conference finished. ' ' • Mr. Trtunan was scheduled to spcnk at 10 a.m. Tuesday. After adjournment he and the principal riel- pgC^cii.yKlll proceed to Rio dcManti- ro,'.where, the treaty *lll be signed at the- Brazilian foreign office at 4 p.m. . •:- ; ""Thn steering committee decided on the cleanup schedule after the committee on aggression had voted unanimously to extend the hemisphere defense zone to the Sdulli 7 3-4 2C 1-8 8 1-8 16 3-8 21 76 3-4 60 5-: 4 7-8 U S Steel 70 5-8 Truman and Pope Pius In Exchange of Letters VATICAN CITY, Aug. 28. (Ul'i —Pope Plus and President Trumnti today joined ill an exchange of let- lei's pledging joint efforts toward a "moral world order" and the rebuilding of peace on Chrislla.i principles. Floyd Fondren, 31, Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow Hoyd Fondren. :il. died List nlRla nl Walls Hospital trom a form of toxemia following his admittance there yesterday morning. Funeral .services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Culv.irv Baptist church by the Rev P. If. Jernigan. pnstor. assisted by Ihe Hev. L O. Miller, pastor of New Liberly Baptist, church. Burial will .be at Memorial Park. Mr Fondren had lived in and near Blythcvlllc for the pr.M 27 years and conneclctl 'with (.lie Savoy Theater. He Is .survived by his wife. Mrs. Imogcnc Fondren, a daughler, Carol Ann; his parent*. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Fondren; nnd six sisters, Mrs. Clyde Webb. Mrs. Darrcll Luiuford. Mrs. Jack Long. Miss Wilnm Fondren and Miss Bernadine Fohdreu, all of Blythevlllc. nnd Nfrs Charles Peters of covinglon, Tenn.; and one brother. Jessie L. Fondren. Pallbearers ,^111 be Roy Ford. Richard Snilthers, Ellis Burnett, Joe Bates. Charley Halncs and Vernon Boyd, Holt Funeral Home is In charge. Truman to Fly To Rio Sunday In New Plane , WASHINGTON. Aug. 28. ((UP) — President Truman will go roaring down to Rio Sunday aboard his new plane, the Independence, for B two to three-week South American junket that will include delivery of a major sjwcch to the wlhdup of the IntcrAmerlcan Defense Conference In Brazil. The while House announced 1 that Mr. Truman, his wife and daughter Margaret mid an official party will take off Sunday at 9' am. for the Brazilian capital. He Is expected to arrive at Rio fyfmdAy'after- noon. illc will address the defense conference at its closing session at Pctropolls on Tuesday and witness the .signing of the ncw'In'terAmer- Ican defense pact later the same day. En route to Rio Mr. Truman will stop In Trinidad and Eclcm, Brazil. This will be the President's first I official flight to South Ameriqa and his first ride aboard his myv special preskdcnllal, plane, the Independence. Mr. Truman will remain in Braill as the guest of the government until Sept. 7 when he will partici- jmlc in the 12lh celebration of Bra- /ll's independence. ~ He is scheduled to return to Washington aboard the Battleship Missouri soule time Sept. 16 and Sept. 20. Soybeans CHICAGO, Aug. bean quotations: 28. (UP>-Soy- 278 27S 277 1-2 2711 1-2B 283 1-2B Missco Farmers View Cotton Experiments County Agent Keith Bilbrcy and two Mississippi County p'antcrs. Fred Fleeman. of Blytheville and Chris Tompkins of Surdete, left tins morning for Marianna to attend the study day to be held at Ihe University of Arkansas' Cotton Branch Experiment Station in'tmtt city. The study day will be an all day vent with the visiting county agents and planters witnessing .field tests this morning and .the speaking program in the afternoon. The day's activities got-underway at 9:33 .this morning:" The., day's program will include a discussion of the hybrid corn varieties and of cotton varieties and demonstration of the mechanical cotton picker. Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University of Arkansas, will deliver tho principal address this afternoon fplloWng by talks by IB. b. McCullom.'of the .Agricultural .Experiment Station, J. Ritchie Ctnllli, of the Art»ns«s Ex- .tension Service, Dr. H. W: Trmrp of of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and Harry! Holmes ol U)e Internal lon*l'Harvester Ccmp«ny.

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