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XLTY—MO. ™E_DOMH^N W BPAPE« or WORTHrA s , f ARKAN ANiiouxhlbib^Si ^ ^ •"-' ^ '^ • Courier ><!..i.,i i . . ~ " -~»>iHB*»i Mlb&OURl BlyUuvllk Courier BIythevUI* 0»ily New* Mississippi Valley Utdw Blytbevlll* Herald Missco Farmers Earn $447,507 In Soil Benefits Payment* Limited By PMA Allocation To Mere $230,641 Mississippi County farm- «rs earner! a total of $447,609.64 through soil conservation practices carried out during 1947, according to figures released today by D. E. Robinson of the Production and Marketing Administration office here, but individual payments will be pro-rated to come within the £230,641 allocation for the county set up by the State Production and Marketing Committee. Th« $447,509.64 represents the actual earnings of lhe county's farmers, Mr. Robison stated, provided they were to receive lull payment for their practices. These earnings approximately $210,000 grea* mi any previous year In the . of the county, he laid. A total of 1,398 farmers of the county participated in tlie PMA's soil conservation program during 1347, Mr. RobUon staled, and are eligible for payment under the plan. Each of these farmers will receive « pro-rated payment lor their practices in proportion to the county's allocation. Original Allocation Cut Mississippi County was originally allotted *250,000 for conservation practice payments in 1W7, he pointed out, but during the Congressional economy drive of last Spring, the allocations of each stale were cut approxunalely lo percent, thus forcing tlie state committees to cut the county commitments However, he Mated, the Slate Committee withheld approximately »20,000 from the state allotment for emergency measures and there is a good possibility lhat Mississippi County wil: receive a portion of this lor further payments. In commenting on the enormous lncreas« in soil conservation practices sho^n during the past two years, County Agent Keith Bilbrey stated that the reason has not been determined.. . . . "Farmers of this area have indi- " " wfowom* Window of But Comes Near Tragedy For 40 School Children LTITLf ROOK, Ark., J^eb. «. COP) —A clouded bus window nearly led to a tragic accident at Little Rock l»st night, as a capital transportation company bus loaded with children and a deisel locomotive collided at a railroad crossing. Fortunately, all but Ihe rear of the bos cleared (in crossing at »th and Railroad streets, and only slight damage was done to the bus. Til- were approximately 40 gran »chool children on th« bus at the time, heading for home. Driver J. E. Peterson said lie didn't see the train because the difference of temperatures inside and outside the bus had fogged the window. Farm Bureau Plans Barbecue Membership Drive To Be Launched At Roseland Meeting The Mississippi County Farm Bu- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY (!. 1»« Southerners Organize Filibuster to Block Senate Passage of Anti-Discrimination Bill FOURTEEN PACKS WASHINGTON, Feb. «. <U.^So!Il£rT7eSow todar uster to make sure anti-iliscnmiiution hill. » na * ™ T filibuster leaders bring the'm_lo the SnnaU floor. !<»., said were mobilizing tor a "never »•• daylight" U Republican The bills would outlaw, by federal*- slaluU, poll taxes, lynching and discrimination In employment. President Truman endorsed all three proposals hi his civil rlghls message to Congress this week and thus alined up nit angry revolt In Hie Soulhern wing of the Democratic Party. The Senate Labor Committee approved a fair employment practices hill yesterday by a 1 to B vole. But there were indications lhe Republican imijoilty might try lo pass an aiili-lyiichlnif bill first. H was doubled that an altempl would be imuic lo pass more than one ot the three. Republicans figured tlie fair employment bill was less likely to be pressed because there was more opposition to it In their own Party The five labor committee opponents included Chairman Robert A. reau will offlcailly open the 1948 10 Dixie Governors Assemble To Plan Attack on Truman Deal I»T JACK HAH VET milled Vrnt staff C«r«»poti<l«n» WAKULLA SPKIN08 ' «••• »b. «. <,U.lM-OoY.nior. ot Party leadership, gathered here loday for , bring further blnsls and attempt* at reprisal Truman because of his civil rights program. conference expected to action against President Businessmen Flay Truman Declaration UTTLE ROCK. Ark., Feb. « (UP) -An influential busiiv jess men's organization n, Arkansas moved into the fit-lit [ignlnst President Truman's civil rights proposals today charghiR (hat they amount "lo the reds' campaign platform." In a prepared statement'the Executive Committee of the Arkansas Economic Council—State Chamber of Commerce asserted "It Is a strlk- his tribule lo the success of Communist propaganda and organization efforts In Oils country (lint certain political lows: Lost Cnne: J. r. Harris. A. J I*ms, Lewis Baugher, Dewey Shepherd T. A. Bourlana, j. „, £$$? Slanley Pradcnburg, J' o Lewis Whisp: Bob Bryant, Fratik I. Noe Norman Bailey, Russ Crowell ^y'hevllle: Bill McDanicls, E. B. ^" * Lewis Nash, Fred Flee!. Knapjx-nbc Some two-thirds vol to limit debate. Republicans believed the could be obtained. Rcpubll- t , n --- -- ".*. can ,'nrf' c °" lende<l can and Democralic leaders in proposing anll-discrtmlnntlon la, " —" - " - - w'»W Soil conservaiidh which includes such things «* drainage ditching and lhe sowing of vetch, tend lo rnaintain the productivity of the soil," he said, "and to this I would attribute much of the increase." It his been poinled oul lhat sev- «ral Soulhern Congressmen, headed by Rep. E. C. "Took" Gainings of Wast Memphis, are urging that the national appropriation for soil conservation payments be raiseil from the present $265.000.000 to the 1300,000,000 which was allotted before the Congressional economy drive, and should the appropriation be. restored to its original point, then a portion of the approximate •220,000 excess earnings would be paid to Mississippi County Farmers. . The Agriculture Council of Arkansas officially went on record this week ax favoring the $300.000,000 appropriation and tlie repeal of the legislation limiting payments to any one person to S500 and the Mississippi County Firm Bureau will lake a definite stand on the proposed legislation at Us meeting Monday night. Senator Bearden Lauds Governor, Regrets Decision " One of the most expressive messages sent Oov. Ben Laney after his announcement that he would not run for a third term came from State Sen. J. Lee Bearden of Leach- villc, a survey of reaction to the governor's announcement revealed today. Senator Bearden sent Governor Laney the following letegram: "I regret that you decided not to run. A,kansas has made gieat advancements under your leadership. 1 believe you are a stalesman and one of Arkansas' grealcst governors." And many of Ihe governor'! opponents congratulated him. Governor Lar.ey's letter file revealed that even before his withdrawal Virgil Greene, Blythcville attorney, wrole him to urge lhal he seek a third term. Mr. Greene ran against Governor Lane? In 1M«. The survey, made by th« United Press In Little Sock, showed many similar messages to the governor, bolh commending him on his action and regretting hi* withdrawal. Pryor. Lloyd Ward, ,C F Tucker A-^ Duclos, J. H. Gurfey. 'j New Llbc?i r y. <? 'shady L a ,,e, Dogwood neece: Chester Caldwell, H B^ Shearin, Clayton Holder, c. a.' Middleton, 'ira Koonce Duncan. Clear, Lnke: Stalllngs. a> ' leS ' 40 and 8 - create ,, . against dis- tion in employment." The fl rinulf] - •"ULIUJ i n\i rorcetent." 1 ' 6 ° rders "> "»'" gain ascendancy In important se&« "•cnls of labor." Chiefly the organization objected lo passage of lhe proposed fair em- ploymenl practices legislation, th- proposed federal anil-lynching law and the drive to abolish lhe poll tax as a voting requirement. "It would be u Mow to all the people of (be stales should the Communist-sponsored propos'ai' to destroy, state rights be enacted 5 !^ law." the group said. u --= And It ui<jed "\ wcll-dUdi minority .might much more control this nation through „.._ strong central government Ihan it it hud lo deal with 48 stale governments " • * The meeting was originally called weeks ago—lotig before Mr. Truman asked Congress to puss legislation outlawing lynching (lie lynching, Ihe poll lux anil Jim crow practices l n interstate trausporla- lion. But the scheduled purixwe of Ihe iiathcriiiB - to plan for regional schools lo rat5« tlie level of South ern professional education lor both Negroes and whiles—mny be overshadowed In the political shuttle Bitter criticism of the {'resident's civil rights plan by several Southern chief executives has IndtcMcd Inat (ho mailer ol posstble Recession of Dixie Democrats from the national parly will arise during the meeting. The parley gel* underway officially tomorrow. Gov. Millard jr. Calrtivell ol Florida reaffirmed his support o; President Truman and is determined to keep the meeting to Hi original subject—consideration of an otter by Ihe trustees of Meharry College for NeErofs In Nashville. Tenu., to turn Ihe school over to the con- lercnce lo be used sj a regional negro Institution. Oov. M. E. Thompson of Georgia has also Indicated he will try to head off a Southern rcvoll. But Caldwell admired the secession subject can be brought up, and Govs. Ben T. Lancy ol Arkansas and Fielding L. Wright of Mississippi apparently Intend to begin the fireworks. Wright flatly advocated a MIs- sbsippl secession from the parly unless Die administration in Wnsh- rejioiinee-s support of "anll- Young, Conwayi VOterS III ElTC . Rogers Eddie Ha . G"o'rge A CaS d r^;^ hi< ! rA ' iki --" ^™'" N ' Feb. «. Turn Against Valero Rule Metzgcr. Armorel: erthrow (UPl—Ti,,, oy . ^'^l™™^™™'*****™ Eddie Regenold, E. L. j ™ c "t by the ra r " Pa " Southern" laws. that proceeds President's p'rog'famV"' The regional education plan Is aimed nl providing "equal educational facilities." for Negroes lo comply with a recent Us Supreme Court decision without breaking down traditional racial segregation in while Southern schools. Greeks Alerted r f I • In wnue southern schools. For Submarines Former Osceola Resident Dies In Tennessee In Ionian Sea ATHENS, Feb. 6 It)!')—The Creek Kovcrnment was reported today to have ordered ships lo fire without warning O n any alien submarine spoiled in Greek waters. Published reports said Greek thorillcs received word of iwo sub- H M^"S5SK r I s^eirif' ~«.—- -now,, n . tton . lli¥ - s . •~ t ,-™? Carter, John | "'™*. * el>l - Into its l ns p lap. !£L aim S separately i,, the area o! near the cenler of Hovt Ir Vi^iiIT V *•"""='. Jonn ~ " »•-"'• mto its Insp Ian waring scpura s^sSS s «£=|=Saas Calumet - Gosnell: Taylor Free ! P 00 '"! DO.J Jir— T--... _ . J ' l '"t-- ; ,„ __ d fewer tl,, ^opposition, political Funeral service* for Mrs Anna Semmes Uzzell, age 75, who died suddenly Thursday, of a heart attack at her apartment In Memphis, will be conducted .Saturday, 11 M a.m., in SI. Mnthcws Church in. Osceola by the Rev. B. Francis --. „„. , McDevIlt and th e Rev. p n ul Bu- ;nn the ccmbln- |, Last w cek authorilics claimed to'^ a " ' _ nc( l ulc m mass will also be ' " ' ' the recce. - \'™ vc received word'oTtwo'subma- - Oreek violet - Cemetery in Osccola. majority. „,„ lhlls mlg)a ^ — teamed lo blrwt Final Rites Conducted For Mrs. VVm. B. Smith Funeral services for Mrs. sus Mo., who Tuesday, Feb. 3, were conduV: Exposure Advocated as Best Plan For Curbing Spread of Communism WASHINGTON, Feb. , *° ns ' inri Pi H ,"" Smllh ' "«>* 8m(th and Floyd Smith of steelc: a/id l<vo daughters. Mi M Mabe l Smllh and Mrs. Gertrude Glass also of Steel-• School Band Schedule* Concert for Tonight ThP. Blytheville High School banti. under the direction of Karl Waden- pfuhl, will present a concert tonight at 8 o'clock IB the high «chool auctilnrlum. Tlie 'lour-long concert, first for the band this year, will consist of all type* of music Including both popular and classical, Mr. Waden- pfuhl stated. Proceeds from the quiring them toregisleV 0 »«h the State Department as ag enijt of a Richbergs proixwal would quire any organization seeking Steele Farmer Heads °> Pemiscot Farm Bureau re-i CAR "THERSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 8 lo '„ , annual meeting ol the .....>. c .n.t: i:ieciion s . legislative or ' l omlscot County Farm Bureau, T A public thinking to register wiln the ' ""Ward, Slcele, was named presl- slale departmenl. Newspapers and i rt ?" 1 .. "^ccedini; A. H. Webb, also . - --• i. mu.y fall t no "-P" rt1 san- publications would be ' Stecle. Olher officers named te.» < ra?.^.. J ; e »•'«•-...>^ •«uw« xI 7%. .,, „. >™ a . T - °™>*. ^^n. *$£ u (he sial e Deparlment found , nrc - s1dcnt - Chas. G. Ross Caru- iirAfn-iitl'.ndl ... - . ' *>, A ^...;rt. A ' ^ jn l * A . . ' • «" fiftcuu', i foreign Bovemment. if thcv to comply, he jald, they ' brand themwlvu M illegal. Albert M. LudwiR, manager of Mrs. Ann E. .Spencer Scmmas She is survived by three dnuifh- ters. Miss Ninla mell of Ban An- toiifo, Texas, Miss Pauline Uzzcl! and Mrs. Jessie Farrcll bolh of Memphis; four sisters, Mis. Spencer Semmej Olbson. und Mrs. Electra S. Tcrrin of Osceola, Mrs Mary Martin of Mctwood, Ark., and Sister Ann Francis of at. Ccclla Academy In Nashville, Tenn.; fhree brothers. Father Oliver M. Scmmes of Kingston Jamacla, Prewltt Scmmes. of Detroit, Mich, and Middleton semmes of Morrlllon, »nd three granddaughlers. Swift Funeral Home In Osceola !« In charge. New York Cotton 1:30 high low pm. 3390 3337 3354 3397 33« 3362 3338 3285 3304 3135 3036 310:t 8INQLB OOPIBJ nVB CBMTS f City Obtains Full Control Of Air Base FromCAA and WAA, Mayor Is Informed 'Income from Area to Be Used ! For Maintenance, Development Cost of Living Due to Follow Grain's Pattern Some Government' Experts Believe Inflation Cracking lly Austin C, Wrhrivriii Unll.-d IVcss stuff (.'iirrrxiwiult'iit WASHINGTON, Fell C (U)') -•- OovmimTOl economists howl la- clay Hint the cmimiodlty market break may murk llui downward turning point In the cost of living, tint they were jnizKli-d why u,u stock nuu'kel followed suit Fowl, clolhliiK am) ,,t hci . ,.,,„. sumer goods will bo romowlml cheaper inter on ir banic coimnoillly prices continue drnvn. It h just Oils for which President 'lYiiimn, Con- gi'Att, nnd mnny oilier buslnc.s:imcJi have been praying. iva^e Um-er living rnsli wuulil lake ionic of |hr ulciini mil i>f (he drive for a third rniniil of m-iivs. <«vrrnmrn( „„ polnlcrt out. At Ihe mime lime a drop or oven n li-vrllnp-off I,, prlfi-s will kill the niltnlnlslra. lion's l.nl lliiRerlin; | lll|lr . f,, r rr . •lorntlini of p r lr« and rntlnnlnc controls. E'l-fsldetit Truman only yesterday warned nnew Unit n depression Is ccrlatn It prices don't como down, unit uBiiln in-Red Conyre.ss to enact slnmlby rallunhii; and price <xin. Irols. Bui Hepubllcnu leaders remained cool. Sen. Robert A. Tnfl, R., O,, said one objection Is llnl when prices drop tlie "anli-lnlliillon mcnsures ntnf Ijo chnkeil ofr." Guvcriuueill economists see no imiuedlulc sinus Hun ihc market breaks will decpqn Into biMlmvu recession. And ney hoiw ])rlce drops will be pnidiin! and orderly. A too-smUlcr 'lechne would ciitch busiiie:»iiien .vith stock of lilyh priced KOK<I ' 'n their shdves, AlrPu<l>, rj ,i,ri- nr« Indlcatliinn lUMraUy will fulluw The (.lily of niylhovills toiliiv received « o Civil AcroiiHulicB Adminislralion and War remainder of t Armv A ! 01 ' * ivil " tho k the rMultfn|r ln tlwlvicl. Flnnl MWIWV,,) of tin. cl(y .. s ,. cv t •i' n-inuhUnK piopmv llot B ' lrei , tlm city by a R r lu a |,i j,,i y 1947 wn* Hlvj-n in Llltlt. Hock Whines-' lay and w,,» received by M,, yor E li. .Jiick.smi this Milyor Jnekson conlucted mem- Iwrs of ih,. oily Cuiuicll l iliiilely nlli'i- niiiioiineliiK^c-CL-ipt'or he approval ,,,,,1 KlM , luu „ "111 bo IU,I<K, f 0r lUlllzalion and de- velopmeul of Iho ulr bas,> property. •'Wttac^tM^^! 0 ,? ImllilliiKS, oiipurtunlllepi for d uiiinent of Ihc urea Into a ' •HatHy ri-rnitiiiiabl'e. "'" '" Miiyur Jnckson xup'imrlcd this ob?,,:;;:"' 'T, ?."."' i> ° <*«"™»* ^ a commorcml and residential Grain Markets Reflect New Deal Inflationary Spiral In Price of Foods Believed at an End evel. .,„!,. -!>™l mi llc. In my opinion. noVBl iccolved . ini! liver do.ie for Dlylhc- " The mini op culmhmlc,, c,, lw<; yciirs of work by ll lc city ofTl- elnls and Hie. Chamuer of Commerce thai l« R an M Ronu ,,„ „ Rlr Iwsc wn.s .leclured surplus by the Army Air Forces Approximately $34,100 lotnl nn- mial Income may bo derived from "so ol llio properly, including icnt- Hw.m 0 '" '"''"' ln " d5 " n<1 P"l«ntlM IttellliRs. uccpi'dliiB to estlmale.-! m ule by city olVlclnl., In their np- Mayor ,,'::i:,kson Una nil revenue, puuluclin, property win utlllsicil by Hie cRv I stressed "i 'ni.(,jiii; froni this property 'O used for maintenance up- nlid development ()f lhl . '„,.,,„ lluul grant uave 'he olty is proiierly: ' 1. A lolal of. MS ncrci In »ddl- >n lo lhat already gninied Ihc .V lust July.,Thin Included laud that will keep The •i- ^. • wholesale prices of 2S li^slc commodities. But there ij still » viwl consumer (iMiinnrt. nnd government economists sniri they could see no »p- pnrent big reason for the stock mnrki't to liroji ut this (line. V. Lewis Uiissie, director of tlio C'oiuniL'rcc Depiirtmant's prc>f;rnin plnnnhig office, snld Die dro|> In prices for livestock, grain* and olht'r comnioditlc.i wns "fnvornblo." "Hut," lie lidded, "[here Is no reason why [lie s(n,>k inurkrL Jhoiild S o ilomi nil]! «,miii,Hll||cs. Tlierc li nothing lo ri])l'iln It, except Ihnl (he »lock market In nrrvnus and It was x rase of •sjmiiathctlc' scllhi K ." Orjiriiial Improvement In the present sind prospective supply of world Bruin was reijnrclccl ns a con- trllmtory fuelor in briiising down prices. Traders apparently cnmc to the conclusion tliat. grnln Wjis overpriced. n grain prices continue lo drop, more grnin will be fed 10 nuimnls and meat supplies mny incrcnsc, Agrlcullure Depnrtmcnt officials said. nut the slock mnrkel will eventually recover, some government economists Ihink. They point oul that employment. Incomes and dc- inatid are Mill hl|;h and proclnctlnii l.i hilt ing a nostwnr penk rale. II" the , . howev of, the '"US In rclllaill .cicral Public lntcr -reque.il Weather Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open 33S6 3355 3298 3104 3077 3102 3070 307£ New York Stocks I p.m. Slock*: Amer Tobacco fi4 1-B Anaconda Copper 323-4 Beth Slccl .12 1-8 : »ns!er sfi 1-2 ioca Cola IBS Ocn Electric ,yj 3. | 3en Molors . .; ^ Montgomery Ward ') so i-« Int Hanosler W 5-3 North Am Aviation . . a 5-8 Radio g 5.3 Socony Vacuum 153-8 Arkansas lorccasi: Cloudy tonight and Saturday. Rising Ic'mpcr- aturcs Saturday. Minimum Itils morning— 25 Maximum yesterday—42 Sunset today—5:34 Sunrise lomorrow—6:54 Pi'eclpitalion, 24 hours to 7 a.m. today--.28 Total since Jan. 1—7.15 Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—33.5 Normai mean for Feb.—43,4 Thin Dale Last year Minimum this morning—34 Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this rtal« —3.19 , . JS- slll K AdininlMrallun although, £i! >ln r, r "'""• thoy niil eghetl by Ihc city by now ucmlliiK. a. ,V ulilo vnrlrly of liuilillm/, Intiillnn sz In nnnilwr. Then In- cllKle Hie former otlir.cnt' quar- er», r«irea«lon hull, bane the»- er, xwlmmhir |, 1M )I, warcbou.se Inilldln^, „,,,! refrigerating plant. lhi.1 leaven 1011 huiMl.iB, which niity be sulil hy Hi* WAA, al- tlloii);li stlcb action lion !,„„ ,i e . frrrnl ,,enrtliiK » decision In WastiliiKton. The dly, however, now h;.s Hie laml lhr w liul|,|l n( s aio uii. :i. Utllllles nccewnry to serve the nilftilloiinl l-.ilifltii K » g| VC n t] lc city In this final grant. . 4. Miscellancoiis property, which CHICAGO. Feb. «. prices plunged downward for tli« third dny In R row today In a ma- lor nmrkcl break which many ox. iwrl.i believed ineant the end of thi liulntlnnnry food spiral. Oorn, whent nnd oaU prices >t Ohlcaso, MlnneaiMlh and Kamui City riropiwd the limit or close ta Al Chlcnpi, on the nation's blg- xcsl grain excliRiige, the flurry of opening trade lasted only three in mites. Traders swarmed Into tht Pit as the opening gong sounded. Sellers opened the bidding on corn nl prices eight cants below yesterday's close. This h the limit loss un corn for R slnyle day'n trart- »i«. bill even 10 there were few buyers. Corn future! generally had drooped the full 24 cenl.i In the last three dnys. Wheat, with a 10-cent limit of decline, had dropped M cents a bushel In three days on lh» Uirce big exchanges. The New York Slotk market iod»y WB » steadier anrt (alneii fruotlonall.v. larar* at (he previous t\io dnys, hnweier, had wiped out aboul »1,SOO,(H»,()00 In market Vnluftllonft, Butler on the Chicago wholesale market for Immediate . delivery dropped thre« to lour cent«,a obund lod»y, ranging In prlc» from W ta 86 cenUs. . Cotton lit New York fluctuated widely as traders kept one aye on the Midwestern grain markets. At Chicago, and Omaha, the ho« market opened lower. Chicago hogt KOncrally were as cents lower and sows sold lower by aj much u »1 per hundred pounds, 20 Republicans Seek Revision Of ERP Program WASHINGTON, Fob. 6. (UP)— I*. ll .!°. e ° T . 20 Republican "revisionists" In lhe Senate was ready today property In to seek agreement on a erhead nnd undernround caljles and Sec CITV OHTA1NS on V w 9 9,000 in Missco Obtain Auto Togs Before Deadline A total of 3.079 license plates ~ --. .—.(ght, some 30 and all clcc-1 hour., alter the committee complet- .ullng nil ov- ed lour weeks of hearings on tha '—' --•••-- program. Sen. Joseph H. Ball, R., -Minn., chairman of a drafting subcoin- mlttce for lhe "revisionists", said the group may have some or all of Us amendments ready to give the committee Monday. The mosl Important of the proposals on which agreement was In- dlcaled thus far would limit American aid to providing specific goods '"•• specific projects. It was dl- f°r . , or pii.wngcr cats, trucks and ' reeled at what critics called the trailer. was sold In Soulli Missis- , administration's "balance of pay' " coimlrlci. - , o pay- i.i , 1 ";. lv b >' lhc J «n. 31 mid- mcnls" policy of providing money night deadline for purchases with- 'o cover the dollar deficit of other out penalty, the stntc Revenue D«- Pnrtnient office in Osccola reported yesterday. 0( these. 2.480 lags were for pas- engcr cars. 1,230 for trucks and 261) for trailers. Approximately 4 drivers licenses were sold nils innkes a total of nearly 9,000 lags sold in Mississippi County during January, coiinling tfio 5000 sold In Blytheville. The rush of delinquent license buyers has ended, the Osceola office reported. Postal Receipts Show Increase for January Editor Says Chinese Communists Killing American Missionaries NEW YORK. Feb. «. (UP)-The CJll Rev. Culvert Alexander, editor .if Die Jesuit Missions Mag.iziiie. charged today lhat Chinese Com- munlsls are killing all American missionaries captured in Northern ChliiR—both Cnlholic and Prolcst- ant. The. statement was made In an Sludenaker . Slandard of N J Texas Corp. . .. Packard 18 1-4 70 1-2 t 1-2 interview as the editors ol Ihe magazine released tho first dfjciiment- rrt ehareos ajwiiiM. the Communists in connection with the campaign against the church in Ihe Communist-occupied arens. The campaign was highlighietl recently by the mass air evacuation of miMionarles from behind Communist lines. The report charged: 1. That 4fl Catholic prie.iU and lay brothers had been "exeruled, muidercd or tortured lo death" by Communist* In tht last two years. 2. That all church property was terns *ei7.ed for Communist use. 3. Church leaclcr.s are being ar- rostei or executed. fined, expelled, imprisoned "The report docs not include pro- tfstanl losses because w» have no authority to speak tor them," said Father Alexander who went, to Chl- ;i3 early last Summer lo begin the collodion of document on which today's report was based. "The affair has teen a hush- hush matter until now because we did not want to Jeopardise those who stayed to keep Christianity alive, "All church leaders arc being arrested, and all American* «r* being killed," h« said. Gross jwslal rcceipU for January totaled $8,813, 12. an Increase of )5 per cent over tlie same month last year, Postmaster Ross s. Stevens of Blytheville announced today. Receipts last January were $T 64525. or »1. 168.47 less than last month's he said. Cancellations last month showed a 20 per cent increase over those of January, 1947, Mr. Stevens reported. Highway Board Lowers Load Limits for Trucks LITTLE ROCK, Ark , Feb. .« (UP) —A new gross load limit for vehicles used on state highways has been invoked, by the highway commission as an emergency measure. Commission Chairman W. Harold Sadler announced yesterday thai a new gross weight or axle load limit of 9,000 pounds would be effec- Uv» immediately, because weather conditions hav« severely weakened state highways. Sadler said In many cases th» fr«t has permeated the ground to » considerable depth, and highway bases are saturated with waler. Soybeans (!.«.>. Chicago) open high tow 1:30

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