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BLYTHEVILEE COCKIER NEWS ™* DOMINANT"NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA S'l *I,KA»«,« t ur > „„ ^ ^ -»-4 TT Ks^/ YOU XLIV—NO. 265 Blythevlile Courier BIytheville Daily New* Mississippi Vallev Leader BIytheville Herald Congress Seeks $2,500,000,000 Slash in Budget House and Senate Leaders Agree on Cut to Be Sought WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (U.P.)—House and Senate budget makers agreed today on K $2,500,000,000 cut in President Truman's budget. That would leave a potential surplus of §10,100,000,000 for (ax and debt reduction. Because of the admittedly tentative nature of their estimates, however, the congressional spokesman sued away from concluding that their budget would leave room for the full $5,500,000,000 tax reduction voted by the House. The Senate intends to keep the tax reduction bill on Ice until It Rets a better line on whether the budget cut will stick. Sub Committee Acta An agreement on the proposed budget cut was reached at a meeting of the 20-man subcommittee of the House-Senate budget group Its recommendations will be submitted to the full 102-member committee Friday. Chairman styles Bridges reported that the sub-group agreed on an estimate that government receipts under present taxes would total ?47 300,000,000 in the fiscal year beginning July i. Th at , figure was nenr _ ly «,000,000.000 over Mr. Truman's revenue estimate. Bridges also disclosed that the subcommittee had agreed that government spending should total no ..more than ?3 which I compares with Mr. Truman's estl- mtfe of *39,«SS,000,000. fn reaching that figure, however, he said that the committee had taken Into consideration some items of spending nol Included in the administration budget. These included an estimated $500,000,000 to cover the cost of bills for civil service retirements and veterans benefit.? recently passed by House or Reno'.- "">•• llowance for' such - -- —at the Truman programs would have to be out by more than $2,500,000,000. May Hike Foreljm Aid Bridges also disclosed that sen Walter r. George, D., Ga., a Foreign Relations Committee member, had reported that »n appropriation for mg an appropriations «11 caminc *DB215313 lev, than the president asked to run 23 federal agencies In the fiscal year starting July i Mr. Truman's own emergency spending fund was cut by 5300,000 and Democrat leaders admitted sadly they couldn't do anything about it. Senate 'Republicans have sidetracked the $6.500.000.000 income tax reduction bill passed by the House two days H go until the budget-cutting i s out of the way. They believed they can attract enough democratic votes to override the anticipated veto if the tax bill is scaled down to about S4.000.000.000 and the budget tially. is cut substan- De Valera's Rule Is Challenged At Polls in Eire DUBLIN. Feb. 4. (UP)_p a |r weather brought out early streams o voters today as Sean MacBridc Dublin attorney who has rocketec into political prominence within the past year, 'challenged Eamon De Valera's 16-year-old rule as pri minister. The h% rush to vote was expected to bring out 80 per cent of Eire's A>,.808.376 eligible* in Ihe country's Softest general election In 20 years DC Viilern himself was an "early voter at his own polling place Ir Booterstown. County Dublin, am tile early voting rush wns expected to grow during the afternoon. Final results probably will not be known until aturday. Counting will start tomorrow under a complicated system of proportional representation. At stake arc 147 seat's in the Ball Eirann. Eire's national assembly. DC Valcra's Fianna Fail (government party) will have to win 74 seats if he t s to remain as prime minister. The prediction Is that he will win only 65 to 68 MacBricic. the 42-year-old challenger, is expected to take 30 seats. Should DC Valera fail to win a parliamentary majority, tlie choice of new prime minister would de- Driver Cleared In Auto Fatality West of Osceola Justice of the Peace w. P. Hale of Osceola said today an investl- fjallon showed that the traffic death of Mi's, Lottie D. Moore, 44, of Joiner Monday nl s ht wa» an "unavoidable accident" and no charges were filed against the driver of the car that struck her on Highway 61 near Osceola. Lr. R, Holdbrook of St. Ix>llls was driver of the car. He told officers the lights of an oncoming truck blinded him so lhat be dirt not see the woman walking along the highway until too late. ' Mrs. Moore died en route to a hospital here and her death was the first 1948 traffic fatality in Mississippi county. Her body was taken to Memphis for burial. Rofarians Hear Two Educators BIytheville Men Are Speakers at Osceola Luncheon The school is an integral part the community. Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson of BIythe- ville told members of the Osceola Rotary Club at their weekly meeting there yesterday. Mr. Nicholson discussed the interrelationship of the school and the community and pointed out that they did not exist separate and apart from each other but were actually a partnership. "We in the schools cannot do a suitable job of teaching children without the co-operation of the parents," he said. "Likewise, the parents suitable job of train- children without the cannot do ing their schools." The people of BIytheville must be shown ttie needs of their school system. Mr. Nicholson said. They will put money into the school system only in proportion to the need that is shown for it, he said. K. G. Lewis, vocational training coordinator »t BIytheville High School, appeared on the program with Mr. Nicholson and explained the distributive education program underway in the high school here. Mr, Nicholson said here today that the State Department of Education In Little Rock has complimented BIytheville school officials the distributive education program here. 1/JS.J.or/ges ^ ."-7 - >!_ . . _ _ pend upon political deals duce a coalition leader. lo pro- Weather Arkansas forecast: Afostly cloud with occasional rain tonight and Thursday. Slightly warmer tonight. Colder In North and West portions Thursday. Minimum this morning—33 9 Maximum yesterday—44 Sunset today—5:32 Sunrise tomorrow—6:55 Precipitation, 24 hours to T « m today—1.68 Total since Jan. 1^8.87 inches. Mean temperature (midway between high and lowl—39.5 Normal mean for Feb.—43.4 This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—Ifi Precipitation, Jan. ] to this date WASHINGTON, Teb. 4 The United States today the Communist-dominated government of Romania with violating the Romanian peace treaty and other international agreements by "nil manner of chicanery and extreme physical violence." In a sharply-worded 2.300-word note, the United States said Romania has constantly "either ignored or sabotaged" all a.s.surance.". given in the Insl three years that it would live up to the Yalta, Moscow, Potsdam and other agreements. The note, delivered to the Romanian foreign office on Monday by Rudolf E. Schoenleld. American minister to Romania, was made public today. Copies were communicated to British and Soviet officials in Bucharest with a request for comment. Britain has made a similar protest to Romania. This government said it has slriv- en constantly since the Romanian armistice "to assist the Romanian people in obtaining a broadly representative and responsible government which would secure for them their basic rights and fundamental freedoms." New Fire Truck Makes Its Initial Run But Fails to Get Real Test Blytr ivillc's new fire truck, testing of which M'.IS completed yesterday, made its first official fire rui, early this afternoon, but received no "baptism of fire." Thc call sent the new truck to Ihr 300 block on East Kentucky Street but there was no fire to be found. What happened, Fire chief Roy Head explained, was that a neighbor s,i\r "smoke" coming off (he roof of an adjacent house and told the occupant her house was on fire. Thc smoke, however, turned out t > hn only vapor arising when sue melting on thc roof. Damage to small oil heater and blanket resulted yesterday afternoon when the heater flared up at the home of Owen Reeves. 122 East Vine. The blanket was thrown over (he heater lo extinguish the flames No damage to the house resulted. Blytherille Schools Seek Buildings From the WAA W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of BlythcviJIe schools will leave here this afternoon for Little Rock n-here he will confer with War Assets Administration officials in connection with obtaining surplus buildings for use throughout Bly- Iheville Special School District No S These buildings will be used in' he district for expansion of some of its school plants, he said. Mr, Nicholson said he also will handle Jther school financial matters on IB trip. Acquisition of the surplus nilldiniris may also lake him to St. Louis, Mo, and Dallas, Texas." he s&id. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ., WHDNKSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 19-18 Democratic National Command Digs Deeper Into Wounds Inflicted Over Racial Issues KOUHTBKN PAGES Unltd y KAY. MOND I.AIIK Press Staff Corre.pondfiil lion. + All hands are aware that the poll lux, antl-lynching and employment proposals submitted to Congress bv Mr. Tnimnn have less Ihan a faint glimmer of life expectancy. Any one of them probably could be passed by the House. But determined Southern senators would filibuster them to extinction. The realistic political judgment on Mr. Truman's civil rights message to Congress is that 11 can't cost him anything in the party-bound South and it probably will mnke votes for him and other Democratic candidates elsewhere next November. The South last Its veto on the While. House way back in 1930 when the late Franklin D. Roosevelt insisted that Democratic National Convention rules be changed. Theretofore a Uio-lhirds majority vote of delegates was necessary to nominate a person for president on the Democratic ticket. The South usually could muster the voles necessary lo veto a presidential nomination. But in 1336 the nomination hurdle was lowered to a .simple majority. Southern Strength "Bottli'd" Democratic presidents no longer need consult ihe deep feeliiiRs of the South in recommending legislation affecting racial relations. Tile Southern members of Congress icstcrdny proposed that Democratic governors of thc solid Souili lead a political rebellion against Ihe Truman administration. Shortly thereafter Sen. J. Howard McGrath of Rhode Island, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, pledged the party's supjxirl to Mi. Truman's civil rights program. He discussed the situation in a Troy, N.Y.. press conference. "Whether it gets full support or not," said McGrath, "does nol hall Ihe Democratic Purty from playing its traditional role as the champion of human lights. "I hope we will all come to realize that. It was only by accident of birth that we have the color of sirim we do have. 'Fundamentally. i-Rcial disci'irnina- Southern Blasts ot "Interference" By Northerners Becomes a Barrage B r MG'K HAKVKV United rr««. SI.ft Corrmpondrnl ATLANTA. O,.. Feb. 4, ,U.P.)-Bo,ilh,m fir. against so-called northern mierfercnee." heretofore confined to scattered bui'Mi became a .neatly barrage today will, President 'numan'. civil rtghli'p". Brain the chief target. Blast at the President's 10-poInt program culling for antl-lynch laws abolition ol the poll tax and an end o[ Jim Crouton nime from all sections ot Di\ie. Some Democratic Party lenders in the South predicted Hint the Tinman message would provide Ihe spark necessary to Inflnme open revolt it, Ihe traditionally "solid South" nuuiiist the National Democratic Patty. A meeting of Hie Southern Governors Conlcrence was scheduled at Tiill.ihnxsce, Fla.. this weekend and many believed that the chief executives might frame a definite stand against the program. Cm-. Urn Laney of Arkansas WSM annnij (hn first la any he might fii> almi R with „ "Dijie Convrn- Ikm" In rliiKisc a Southern prc.i- iilcntlul candidate to bloi'k the election or either the Republican or llcnux'iiillc nominee. Laney called Mr. Truman's program a "direct thrust", at the South. He predicted "extreme steps" would be lakcn to defeat it. Former Gov. Channcey Sparks of Alabama protested Mr. Truman's message in a telegram lo the President m which lie charged that the chief executive hud shifted his views on the poll tax imd other racial questions slnec the 1041 Democratic convention. Sparks said the president's proposals WMV "Ihrushcd out" m, tin- convention and Mr. Truman agreed then that "the | M )1 lax should handled by the stale." 't'he former Alabama governor, who U now a candidate for <lcle- Rale-nl-larse to the Democratic National Convention, snld "ihe people of the Soulh oppose any group large or small, whether called the supreme court or the Politburo, determining thc social customs ol a people." Alabama stale Democratic Committee Chairman Oc.ssncr '!". McCorvey declared the <-lvll rlghls ju-ogrnin had cost Mr. Truman "much prestige and nmnh esteem formerly held for him by the Southern IKOplC." "The party must exorcise extreme See CIVIL RIGHTS on l':i K e H GOP Hoping to Win the White House And Keep Control of Congress, Too . vast majorities In both North uncl South want to see the guarantees of the constitution put into full affect." Typical of Southern reaction to Mr. Truman's civil rights message was the suggestion by Gov. Fielding Wris-ht, of Mississippi, and Sen. James O. Eastland, D., Miss., that the Soulh should withhold its electoral votes from Mr. Truman next November if the party leadership persisls in racial legislation. Threats Made Before" But some party veterans who have ridden out. similar storms discounted the threats of a Southern bolt on the issue of civil rights. Tiieir confidence apparently was founded on belief hat none of ihe racial legislation proposed by Mr. Truman could survive a Southern filibuster. Sen. John H. Overtoil, D.. La., released a letter to a constituent yesterday reporting that lie was "not at all out ot sympathy" with Gov. Wright's views. Overtoil suggested there should be a meeting of Southern governors who would call a convention of state leaders. Those leaders, he said, should "have the backing of the people who are to be educated to the fact that it is not necessary for us to support the national Democratic Party." He said Southerners could vote for Republican presidential electors but that it probably would be best to organize "a Southern Democratic Party of our own." Rep. Thomas G. Abcrnethy, D., Miss., telegraphed Wright yesterday that parly leaders were "hell bent on bartering or destroying us." He said Republicans "don'i give a hoot" about the South and that Democratic leaders care less. "I luge that Southern governors an immediate audience and conlcrence with party leaders in Washington for a. showdown." Abernethy said. By I.yle O. Wilson (United I'ri'ss Staff Correspondent! WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI — The Republican drive to win the White House and keep control of Congress nexl November Is supported by a 10-year political trend. Ihe Republican low was reached in the president!!-.! election year of 1936 when the Oop almost disappeared as a major party on th: basis of electorial .votes and con- irrcssional scats. The come-oacl: bcgan in 1938. Big Republican gains came consistently in the off-year elections thereafter when lh« utc Franklin D. Roosevelt wa» not himself a candidate. In the lial eleclioa^years FDR's magic cnecktd (he up* congressional trend. But the overall political trend after 191)6 was definitely RepubllciM- llere Is the record of Republican' congressional seats and governorships beginning with Mr. Roosevelt's first presidential election In 1932 1940 Senate House Gov 36 2.1 n 23 1944 in 103 B9 1C9 lii'J 209 190 246 18 20 24 23 25 gave the Re- 38 38 I£)46 ci The 1946 election, publicans a majority of both houses of Congress and H majority of governors. The congressional political alignment today is ns follows" Senate: Republicans 51; Democrats 45; no vacancies. House: Republicans 245: Democrats IBS; American labor 1; vacan- cies 4. House above * the full u chamber. That, ~l«"'a"wo'rklnH"nmjur'. Ity which often Is supported bv conservative Democrat*;. Hcpubli- not so goot) Hepublicnns have 27 .seats bare majority of 218 of membership „[ ti, e lovlei . can Purty discipline •M* n the Senate where the CJOP would lose even nominal control If the Democrats could pick up three scaU next November. That would He It lip. 48-ta-48. with the vice president to be elected next Novem- oer cnsltng the deciding vole on tatlon of the Senate of u,e Congress. »t«_ members « r « elected every e«rs uv group* of 32. All 435 members of the House must go to the cleclorate every two years This year there are 18 Republican Scnale seats «t stake and 14 Democratic Senate seals. Not only will the Democrats risk fewer Senate sent, this election, but m,, e of Ule | r nre in the safely Democratic South. The others are In the Rhode tslnncl The IB Republican Senate up this yenr are in Delaware flfl- nols, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky. Maine, Massachusetts, Michlgn-i Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hamn- shlre, New Jersey, Oklahoma. Ore- West Virginia gon, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Of these, Kentucky. West Virgin!, and Oklahoma arc unpredictable border slates with Democratic ten- previous close contests .suggest Hint previous close consesls suggest that some Republican candidates canmt, expect easy victories. Rain Speeds l Jackson Day Departure of Dinner Fund Snow Blanket BIytheville and other sections of Northeastern Arkansas received more than one and one-half Inches of rain last night and this morning which speeded the departure of the snow which has covered the ground for more than a week. Rainfall here mcn.nurcd 1.68 Inch's according to Weather Observer R. E. Blaylock. The temperature ..-. climbed to 44 decrees yesterday addressed members of the Blythe- < nnci tnc " declined Insl night to 35 villc Chapter of the Association! tlc nrees. their monthly meeting last Reserve Officers Hear Major from Jonesbora Major B. j. Hus-scy of Jonesboro, head of th e Reserve Officers Association for this district nt night, in the Junior Chamber of Commerce club rooms in the Anthony Building. Major Husscy discussed active Continued cloudy and occnsloml rain were In prospect for tonight and Thursday, according to the Weather Bureau officials in Litre Hock, and colder wcatlv Community Chest fund Gets More Contributions Additional contributions lo the Community Chest fund boasting the toul to date to t20,42l.3I were announced today by Chest Board Secretary Worth D. Holder. The contributions announced today follow: Abe's Garatre K. Allen's Flowor Shop $18.15. Evelyn Bljthe M, Dr. I Ihe United Press reported that •another cold paralysing cold wave wns moving Southward from Northern Canada today and that some arras of Ihe United Slates might experience the most severe weather of Ihe Winter. H. L. Jncobsnn, forcaster st Ihe Chicago Weather Bureau, said the new cold wave will move Into Mt»- nnd the Dakotas tonight. It sprcnn Eastward far «s Tn- diana and Michigan by lomoi»ow Jacobson ,-,nid the Weather Bureau Elardin Haley 417,50. Hill and Wyatt $20, J. M. Jontz $20 J D. Lunsford's Market $5. W. E. Richmond and Company *35, Mable Smith $1, Rev. Allen D. Stewarl $15, st. Francis Drug Store «0, Harold Smith M. G. G. Saliba Jr. li, Tom itenos uj 50. Early today, even before the new cold affected the nation, nib-zero temperatures were reported from the Dakotas Eastward to New England. Heavy rains and snows were expected in drouelh-strirkr.n Calif- I omit M f«r South M Bak«rsfield. Faces'Freeze' LITTLE ROCK, Art., Feb. 4. (UP} —Tempers of Arkansas Democratic leaders were near the boiling point today as the national party stood to lose thc proceeds of thc annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner hem Feb 19. In open rebellion against President Truman 1 * proposals lo pass federal laws against lynching and discrimination in voting or employment, the Southern Democrats charged that the President elected to gamble with the loyalty of thc South In exchange for Negro anil "civil liberty" voles in Ihe North. Gov. Brn Laney openly denounced the Truman proposals yesterday. "H is possible." he said, "that we'll keep our money al home this year." fancy's statement came alte.' U.S. Be,,. John L McClellan an nounccd in Washington IJiat he had recommended the "freezing" of the dinner fund Iti Arkansas. Similar suggestions came from Dr. R. B. Robins of Cmnden, Democratic national committccman; Arthur L Adams of Joncsboro, chairman of Democratic State Com- mlltee, and several members of the dinner committee. Meanwhile, Die two U.S. senators from Arkansas said they did not believe Congress would approve the President's 10-poInl. program in which hp also advocated brushing aside states rights in the requirement of payment of poll taxes and enforcement of the "Jim Crow" lav. segregating whites and Negroei on southern trains. Soybeans (Prlcrj f. e. b. Chicago) Down open 38fli/; 37.S Limit closi; SISA 372A snld ini- Eltl hut lie urgi'il "hnrd-hrailrtl Congress Urged To Keep Clear of Politics in ERP U. $. C. of C. Preiidenr Favors Hard-Boiled Business Policies By Jolm U SI,.(.I* (United 1'rfs, staff <:»iTtt,|M>iidriil) WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, <UPJ-- I'he U. 3. Chamber of commerce advised Oonnross todny to keep politic* and si'iillmentulliy out of the Kuropt'aii recovery program President fenrl O. Slirevi- the chamber wholc-heiu'lcdly dorses the objective's of ih r or Marshall phui) that It be put on bu.sliu'sR basis," "Us niliiilntainitloii, "he snld "should be completely divorced from purllsan t'onitldrrntlons. Hardheaded business experience should be enlisted lo make rcrtiiln Hint whatever Is done Is bused O n lua] needs and not on .semiim tnllly." Sin eve told Ihe Senate Mire- Relations CojnmlUe,, Hint i-,vsl- dent •IVuinai, Is ln.|n l; over-cnutlous In asking a $a.;iOtt,000.<K10 mnriiln" In the Inltlnl Km- nppro- tlattan. "H Is .slgiilftaiju," ),e said, "tlial while an aulliorl/.atlon of $0800000.000 Is sought for Hie 15-monlh period lo June, Hi-it). the builRi'l es- llmnte of nctiuil <'xpi'iKllliiri>« Is onlv KMO.OOO.OOO. "Even granting ,< prolmbl, between orders for goads imd itienls, an appropriation of $2.:io6, 000.000 more Ihnn Is expected lo In actually pnicl out nwv be unduly large, although the forward order- Ing vital lo the success of Ihe program mlKhl make some jwtioii of this nece.ssary. Some srilnle Hcpnlillcniis arc eyeing this j'j,300.000,000 ii.i Ihe plncc to start .slashing the gram. Shrove also cautioned n "wasting the funds of our taxpayers or draining off our raw materials and finished goods lo .sue): an extent as to Jeopardize our own strength." SINGLS COPIES HVB CENTS Ing Turks, Greeks Seeking More Cash from U.S. WASHINGTON. Feu. 4 <UP>-- Secretnry of stale George C. Marshall disclosed loday the State Department is considering the possibility of a new mllltury aid program for bolh Clreocc raid Turkey, Marshall told his weekly news conference (lint specific proposals for * new program for Orupce Jlllvc been received from the American mission In Athens. They arc liclng given full study. Comparable figures proposing new military aid for Turkey nre en route here. Gen. Horace Mcllrldc, a member of (he U. 8. Military aid mission In Turkey. Is brlilitlilK tile new figures to Wn.shliiRl.oii. The original C!ra-k ,,i ( l pi- IIK rn m wns 4300.000.000—half of which wns lo be used for military purposes. Because of Greek Communist warfare agalnsl Ihe government nl least S10.000.000 of thc economic funds already have been transferred It, (III' military. Thc original Turkish iilil program was 5100,000,000. all ot which wns lo be used for military purposes. The need for additional military aid In Grece has been known for some time. The Turks (ilso have been voicing dlssnttsfaclioii will! their military aid program. DurhiR the last 10 days Ibcre have been urgent high-level conlercnccs In Turkey on what additional nld Is needed. Missco Baptist Workers to Meet Friday in Luxora LUXOHA, Ark., Feb. 4—The First Baptist Church of Luxora will foe host Friday to members of the monthly workers' conference of Baptist Crunchen In Mississippi Counts'. It was announced lodny by the Rev. A. B. Hill, pastor of thc host church. The program theme will be 'Evalifilism Through Christian Education. Guest speaker will be David Kti>^, .Southern Baptist College. Walnut HWge. on 'Kvnngi'fcm through TralniiiH Union." R. F. l.iddcll, will speak on "Kvaiigcllsm Uirniigli the Sunday School " Special music will be a festure i/, both the morning and afternoon sessions. Bent Corkran will give a solo at the morning period, and Felton Miles and ,Io F.vcly Warner, singing a duet nt the nfter- nrmn nucrlod. The morning sermon will Ix- delivered by the Rev. R. E Jones. The Rev. c. J. Rushing. Mississippi County Missionary, will give a report of his work, and a report will 3C heard nil 'Christian Education." ay the Rev. E. C. nrmvn. pa.slor First Church. Blvlhcville, during Ihr- afternoon tension. A Board meeting will fojlow thc afternoon adjournment. New York Cotton .\far. May July 0;.t Dec. open 3440 3443 33DI 3H4 3119 hich 3442 31W 3302 3HR 3113 low 3325 3328 3286 1:30 p.m. 3325 3328 3WS 3100 3101) 3075 3075 Missco Expenses During Past Year Above $500,000 unit Total receipts for nil county gov- oniiiH'iitiil ntuuoscs for 1047 were J-KW.UBV.MI, which represented an Increase of inoro than 38 per cent over Ihe IBIS totnl of $358.61438 which was tho highest previously recorded f,,,. t | u . county. Kxpi'iidltures for nil county purposes just yen,' mnounted t () ^04 l>..i. llii' highest in (ho counly> hUlory win, ww.7fio.54 It, expenses L'liair.i'd lo highways. \- m ,\ K lulll urfdisi's. The 19111 total for tills nur- pose wns $172.800. J.siH-mlllm-i's (nr 1817 were G5 l«r ,',.„! |,lKh,. r II,,,,, ()„. („,.,, l«r tl,,. previous j- car . nrrordlnr I" roiil|>:irl.snn of the lOtfi ,,n,l 19 " rl ' I" prepared by vnilnty uHMxIs. rud, | cxpeinlllurrii fur 19IG \vvre S30.Vlfi(),;i4. A substnntlnt portion of the ln- «cn,M.'d r<>vi>mic.s raiclird the county treasury i,* (],,. r ,, M]U of „,,, ro| _ l«'i:l Ion <i[ ,t voluntary lliicc-mlll road tax It, supplement u, 0 h| gh . way revenues horn usual sources HHs Hirec-inm voluntary lav brought In *3U,09l.:ift, which wns a new source of revenue. Other Iniv cr revenue Items Included }137 - JI1.18 from other taxes "tinlnst real and personal lit the comity, »,, Inereasc ... RUOO over the lotnls from source for tlui previous year. Revenues from the operation of the county's pennl (arm amounted »<> W.OD2.50 for 1047, an Increase «r more than from th,. 1940 Cost of opnrntlnK the farin. which also serves us a home for Indigent persons, showed crcnsc from $M,91'2.II4 In 1946 to MIWJ.W ye,,,-. i Mlm (o operate (he faun comes mainly f, om prisoners serving lints nnTt scm- lenct's Imposed on misdemeanor charges. Th* funds avnlhifalit fur unvern- mpiital purpose, I,, n, e county re- fflVFfl n S6'0,044.02 lionM In the tnrm of an ,.,ii,. rl ;ciiry :i|iproprla- llnn mailf liy (I,,- slulc for llir Iwncnl of caeh »r the 11 niuntle.. In* Iiaymrnl w«» authorized hv lh« 19t7 Icdhlalurr, Other revenues trom the state In Ihe fotni of (axes returned lo thn counties'Included $41,107.55 h, s ,,) 03 lax refunds, an Incrense of $I5K1!177 over the amount received In 1048 Stale gasoline taxes refunded to Mississippi County showed « total of 5115.^111.46 for 1940, th« levied properly this aged and mi S4nr,7, 540.071 lor Cost of opernlinsr th* v,mou» departments ot ,' Jfovonnneiit m Wissiisslppi County topped the ,r fL 1 ™ 1 . y ,™L^™*.* fi ^ rc " «"•*»«« that 60 pe» construction Fair Managers Re-Elecf Autry Four Missco Man Return from State Association Meeting It H. Autry, superJjitendent of schools nl Ilurdelte. and state rep. rescntatiVD from Atlsslsslppl Col ly, was re-elected president of Arknnsn.'i Fnlr Managers Ass tlon nl Ihe orgnul/.atlon's state-wide meeting which closed yesterday In Llltle Rock. lt Mr Autry iinii been serving, mm temixirary pi'csUlcnt since th'e Association was organized last Su«4 mer. A. D. Murphy of Fort StnllnT *"" Sebastliin County fair inanligcr. wns elected vice president, and Jtate Ben. Clyde Byrd of El Oon<lo. secrctHry-mnitagcr of the Slate Livestock show, w» s named secretary-treasurer. 'llireo niythcvlllc men accompanied Mr. Aulry to the meeting. They were Robert E. ninylock, secretary of the Mississippi Countj Fair mf- i wwliUlon; Comity Agent Kctth"i,^'5 llllbrey, and Raleigh SylStjf J incmiKr of the Fair AssocSuim I Hoard of Directors. "''' ••» Mr. Aiitry sl Kiki: at th c mcctln'f on nenernl fnlr promotion and Mr iiluylock discussed the value of com- ' mercla! exhibits anyhow they li»v» been used to ndvantAge here H« also dlsciiMfd fnlr catalogs «nd program advertising. Mr, Bllbrejr spoke on 'commtin- lly exhibits. Sen. Byrd laid M, the meeting that, at tht next legislature h* would seek additional appropriations for district fair btilldlngii »ni for county fair premiums. Bill fro Increase Gl Allowances Sent to President WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (Up) — Ready today for President Truman's ajipioval, »nd considered certain lo gel It, it as measure to boost the Bovernmenl's living allowances to veterans In school to a mnxlmiim of $iao per month. Approximately 2,014,000 vetcrani stuilyilig under the Ol bill of rights, as well nil most of the 147,000 dls- under a vocational rehabilitation, act, will benellt. The measure will raise monthly government checks from »65 to $75 for slncle veterans; from $90 to JlOfi (or those with wive*; and from WO to |120 for those with st least one other dependent. A companion mensure, to raise substantially (he point al which Ihe government »tnrts whittling- down its checks as the veteran'* private Income rises, is expected to go to the President's desk shortly. This applies not only to veterans in school but to another 530,000 taking on-the-job training. The Job trainees are nol Included In th» extra subsistence allowances; but they »re expected to get thc biggest beneltt from higher "cellingj." Plans Prepared For New Church For BIytheville Architectural plans for the new sanctuary and educational building for the First Hapitst church will be presented by A. N. Mc- Anlnch, Little Rock architect, at meeting of members of ths of W.707.BS over the 1940 total from this source. Reimbursement.-! to the county f or ronil work performed for other JIDV- ernmenlal agencies showed Increa™. 'I'hc shnrn 1047 lot,,) W!1! 47- BW.IO. whlrh w ,, s nc ,, r i y four u the 191(5 total of W.OSd.SO. Fees yielded to Ihe county by Ihe ircuit clerk's office showed ail In- rcnsc of $4.01:1.60 over the 194S otui brlniilnt; the 19.17 llgure to 2^,798.35. Reccipls from fees In the county clerk's office showed a slight lass with (»„. , M7 n(fl , rc $ , 0r ^,) B12 ,, ol . penses refunded oitice. Pecs from the treasurer's office amounted In $5.949.157 for 1011 compared to S'l.Ma.GI in JO-IQ. Excess and commissions reported by tie,,! ofllc(l ""'minted lo $1.511.42 while none was listed fees the sheriffs' r lnc; "" c " «" 'tern siilnrlcs and ex- by the assessor's In the report of revenues for 1945 ('ash Hnl.incr Declines , ?? n " lty """ * cnsh balance ; " l " K ''CR'n'ilnK of tr- «» ' K! \ , Grccnc reported with 5B.->.fl«7 of u,ls amount In the Ken . tral revenue fdnd and the balance n separate road funds. The county beunn Its I!)1 8 n.scal year with R balance ot {fiS.noii'.IB of which W ,,s ,n the K c,,er nl r^ from the S336.7SO <f ' 0t '""'nlcnanc expendl- ' ami the the county farm, prin- , - cipal items In the cost of the county government included: " "'"' cllilnccr y courts. $15,,11.22; operation of Jails. ' church «t 7:30 tonight In church, it was announced by tht Al- vln Huffman, Jr.. chairman of th.9 building committee. Mr. Huffman said that th« church ' and commissions paid treasurer. S!).252.!8. New York Stocks :Tl AT.Vl' |AT Bl Ampr. Tobjicca 'A) Anaconda Copper BS> Dclh Slcel C) Chrv.skr OEi Clou. KIrrlrlo CiMi Cirn. Motors MI Montgomery Ward CNi N'. y. Central l!ll> Tut Harvester '.NV> Noith Am. Aviation 'RSi Republic steel (RCi Radio iSOV) Socony Vacuum iSUl Studcbaker U) Standard of N J. tTX) Texas Corp. •K) Packard tX> U. S. steel 160-\ 66 M 33 33 S 18-S, 70 -S 55'i ._- to acquaint themselves with the plans and take part In «. discussion of ths church's needs. Former Missco Resident Takes Farm Bureau Post W. F. Wright, a native of Mississippi CountjK who for the past two years has served as county agent for Poinselt County In Harrisburg, has accepted a pcultlon aj district director of organization and services for the Northeast Arkansas District of ..the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, It was announced today by Waldo Frasler. s!at» executive secretary of the farm organization. Mr. Wright formerly lived in Whltton and is a graduate of th* University of Arkansas Colltg* oJf Agriculture. He also served as county agent for South Arkansas County. He will maintain his Farm Bvi- r**u hssoVjunrters In Kirrisburg.

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