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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIV.—NO. I'M Blythcvillc Daily News BJythevlllc Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA8T ARKANSAS ANI5 SOUTHEAST MISSOUHI Blytlievillc Hcruld Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHiSVILhE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTKMHKtt 1, 1047 SINGLE COPIES FIVE, CENTS FIRE AT JOINER CAUSES $100,000 LOSS State's Holiday i&±?tlJLegionnaires Death Toll is Low; TorridWeother U.S. Total Grows Two Aviators Killed In Trumann Accident Prior to 'Chute Leap Two-thirds through the long Labor Day week-end. Arkansas counted three persons dead from accidents attriutnblc to the holiday celebration. Two ol the victims were killed in the crash of an airplane. The other was drowned. By mid-morning tdoay, no traffic fatalities had been reported, compared with six last Labor Day. Two Navy veterans were killed near Trumann when their converted Army training plane crashed. Teamed in a .parachute jump act, they were identified as Lawrence Reess, Jr.. 20, of Jonesboro, and Elmer Lafarlette, 23, of Trumann. The plane crashed when they wont aloft to determine if the wind was within CAA requirements for parachute Jumps. James Oliver Hobbs, 18; of the Crossroads Community near Hamburg, was drowned as lie attempted to rescue a girl companion from '.he Saline River. Patricia Farmer stepped into a deep hole and shouted for help. Hobbs succeeded in getting her into shallow water but was unable to save himself. Hobbs was the eon of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Hobbs. Miss Farmer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ro;k- ford Farmer. Meanwhile, a fourth victim was Billy Joe Terry, 20-year-old World War II veteran, who died in a Newport hospital yesterday of a gunshot wound in the abdomen. His lather-in-law, J. Satterlield, is being held in jail at Newport in connection with the shooting. Terry was visiting his wife who was a patient in the hospital. Over the nation Labor Day holiday accidental deaths nearcd the 300 mark today. The death total mounted to 2J1 and kept climbing every hour as clear weather lured millions of Americans into the'open spaces. Trallic accidents had killed no since the big exodus from the cities began Friday night. Swimming and boating mishaps took 46 lives. Fifty-six persons died in miscellaneous accidents. Eight died in airplane crashes. The list of dead was expected to jump considerably tonight when the holiday ends and tired celebrams begin the; journey homeward. The traffic toll still was far from the 250 fatalities predicted by the National Safety Council. But i; climbed steadily. However, it did not appear it would reach last year's highway death total of 239. While the month of August went out in a blaze of glory and heal in I other parts of the slate, cloudy skies i here yesterday kept Dlythevjllc rcsi- I dents from sultering the 100-plus | temperatures that blistered other Arkansans but not before the mercury hit a high of 99 degrees Saturday. , Yesterday's high, however, was 9-1 degrees, relatively cool compared with a blistering no-degree maximum recorded at H PC Branch in Van Buren Comity. Blythcvillc's high was reached early in the day. A cooling breeze hit the city about mid-morning and turned back a threat of another 100- dcgrc=, or above, reading. Rainfall in Blytheville during August measured less than one inch. Ozark ran a close second to this new season's heat record with a y»i«. scorching 109-degice high. I mamicr James F. O'Neil, -19 Other top highs in the state yes- 1 chief of Manchester. N. II tcrday included Morriltou with 10G. Monticello 101, Little Rock. Batesville and Fort Smith 103, Harrison 101 and Texarkana S3. Low temperatures in Blytheville over the week-end were at normal levels.' It was 74 degrees during Saturday night and 73 during last night, according to Robert E. Blaylock. official weather observer here. The weatherman looked into his many gadgets and came up with little hope for relief today. Said he: 'Partly cloudy today, tonight and Tuesday, not much change in temperature." Start Crusade Against Commies Convention Elects New Hampshire Man as Commander NEW YORK. Sept. 1. (UP) — American Leg Inn mures begun a crusade today to drivo Communists and tile Communist Party out of the United Slater; and to hold buck "the rising (loud of Communism" in Ku- rope. To lead the drive, the veterans of two world wars, at the linal session of their '29th annual convenlioi day, chose as national com- XllicL who Health Checks Available for Farm Workers State Board of Health medical teams who will conduct, venereal . discr.se clinics in Mississippi Coun-I con LcElon said: '"''''" '"' campaigned for the Job with Ihc slogan "Stop the Red Menace." The 3.518 weary Legionnaire delegates, who remained behind for tin last business meeting; oi tlie four nay gathering, passed resolution utter resolution denouncing Conmuin ism as "the greatest menace facing America today.' 1 Former Gov. Harold E. Stassei of Minnesota endorsed the progran- warning (he delegates that suppor of the Marshall plan for Europea reconstruction was the only nlternn live to the spread of Communism i Europe. Isolationists Defeated The convention routed a wester isolationist, bloc, led by t). 8. Sei George w. Malonc, R.. Nov., tha sought to amend the report ol ih Legion Foreign Relations Commit tee to eliminate support, of the Mai shall plan and to base America loans to Europe on the idea Hi? repayment was essential. The foreign relations resolutio adopted unanimously by the Amer Park Drive Paving Plans Are Revised An official of the Mississippi County Fair Association said today that plans for blacktoppins drives in Walker Park fairgrounds have been abandoned on tlv advice of engineers but that "they would be covered with asphalt as a dust-proofing measure. Fair Association Secretary Robert E. Blaylock said Hint Ihc State Highway DcpDrlmcnt officials, engineers for the Wilson Construction Co. and w D Cobb Blytheville engineers, all had advised that blacktopping would not last more than six months if laid over the gravel nc.v on tile drives. Use of concrete as surfacing was recommended and the Pair Association plans to wait until it lias sufficient funds to construct this type or drive. Mr. Blnylock said Meanwhile, with the Northeast Arkansas District Fair scheduled to open here Sept, 24, the drives will be covered with asphalt ta keep down tile dust, he said. This work may start tomorrow, Mr. Blaylock said, if equipment is a- vallable then. However, he said, exact dates of the work will be announced later as the park drives will be closed until the asphalt Is laid and has dried. This will require about two days, he said. ty in about two weeks said today that results of tests in the state of Mississippi showed that one out of three Negroes in that state are infected with syphillis. Test statistics showed that out of 1COD Mississippi Negroes, 338 had sy- phillis. 1 The Infected Negroes each lose an average of 23 days work a year more than healthy Negroes, it was pointed out. "These Negroes also do inferior work because they ere sick," James Few, representative of the Board of /le.ilth said. Tests and subsequent cures through the Board of Health's mobile units which will visit planta- ! tions in this county soon are there- | lore a money-saving proposition, I Mr. Pew said. The mobile units arc equipped to handle 100 blood lests an hour . in examinations lor syphillis, he saici. Negroes will also b3 examined for gonorrhea and those found infected will be treated with a 350,000- imit injection of penicillin. Blood samples will be sent to Little Rock mid plantation managers will lie notified of cases where positive reactions result. | S.43hill!s patients may be sent, lo Hot Springs for a 10-day treatment at the plantation manager's convenience. Mr. ?'e« said. Patients will leave .the Health Unil here by ubs four days a week. Tiie mobile units have ccnducled tests in St. Francis, Cross and Cnl- Icndcn Counties linis far. Proposed Memorial Monument A proposal by Ihe Hlythevillo Linus Club for the creation ol a park on tlic abandoned cemetery site- In: the SCO block between Walnut unit Chickasawba Includes erection of Irje memorial monument shown above The marker would lie located in tfie center of Hie |>nrk nnil serve' as a general mcniorinl la persons burled there. The drawing, iiuulc hj Jno. C. Mclliincy, shows the following Inscription on the face or the topmost stone: "Hero We Enshrine Forever The Memory Of Tlv Pioneer citizens Of Blytheville." The proposal, disclosed Wednesday labeled Hie cemetery area an "eyefsorc' .mid n "disgrace to our city nnd suggested slcps for conversion'Into n public park. Town's Business Area Hit Hard Before Wilson's Firelighters Arrive to Help Bucket Brigade Truman to Bid For Labor Vote Workman's Holiday Reveals Strategy Plans for Election Arkansan Finds Little Countries Of Europe Eager to Aid Recovery L1TTLK ROCK, Ark., Sept. 1. (U.I'.)—-Evidence Unit at least four .small European countries are eager to cooperate with the rest of free luirope in strcngtheniiij; their economy was reported today by Kep. Brooks Hays ol' The greatest menace facii: America today -is the oggressii spread of Communism, fostered b a powerful totalitarian stale. \\ must combat this resolutely. In do Ing so, our most important insln mcnts nt Ihls moment are the con structivc principles of what has.ge: crally been known as the Marsha plan of approach to European rehabilitation, and our active policy in the Balkans." Among the plans to combat Communism and prepare against aggression, the delegates, representing 3,220,763 Legionnaires, voted to: 1. Petition Congress to outlaw the Communist Party. 2. Support the Marshall plan, and American aid to Greece and Turkey. Would Curb Speech 3. Slockpile atomic bombs and keep atomic "know how" a secret. Texas Women Buried In Cemetery Here •Funeral services were held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Holt Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Fanny Wood ley of Marshall, Texas, who died here Friday morninp. of self-administered poison while visiting Mrs. I.ydia Alley. The Rev. D. H. Bltdsoe, associate pastor of 'First BeplUt Church, officiated.'Burial was at Memorial Pp.rk Cemetery. She is ;.:irvHed !-,-.- n davghlr-r, .Mn>. Lv-l^e Kftlle: o! Rings-old. !_J., and 3 brother, w. \V. Lideri of Bj- loxi, M^£. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy today, tonight -and Tuesday. .N?'., mil"!! change in temperature. Former Luxora Man Dies in California LUXOR'A. Sept. I.—Leslie Thurmond Johnson of L^s Angeles, for- mt-riy of Luxora. died Saturday nign 1 , at the Veteran's Hospital in LOJ Angeles after an illness of three weeks. He was 42. He was born in O.sceola and was the son of the iatc W. A. and Garlic Mae Johnson of Iv.ixora. He Mrs. JOE Hires ol Luxora, before moving lo Los Angeles. Other than Mis. Hires, he is survived by another half sister, Mrs. O. Houton of Luxora. plans for funeral services which wi!l be held at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, were incomplete today. Teachers to Hear Educator from State Department Ralph B. Jones. Commissioner of Education for Arkansas, will address 1947-43 Blytheville school faculty members at a mcetinr; Wednesday at 10 a. m. in Ihe High S:hool auditorium, W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools, announced today. All Icachcrs r.re invited to the meeting, he said. Discussing further plans for prc-cpening of school activities. Mr .Nicholson said that enrollment of High School students would continue all this week. The first, second and third Rnirts students will report to their respective schools for enrollment en Thursday morning while .-itudcntr in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades will enroll on Friday morning. Junior High students will regis- tcr on Thursday and Friday with marie his home with his half sister, j scvciul1 grade pupils cnrollinpr on ,.! Thursday and eighth graders on Friday. Veterans taking on the Job training will meet in Ihf Hi'-l. School audilnrium Tuesday al 7:30 p. m. for instructions concerning the Related Educations training program. An official from Ihc state department will be present Little Rock. In n newspaper to his constituents following a tour of Denmark, Holland and Belgium and Switzerland. Hays said "all of these countries are dependent upon other nations for some of their .essential foods nnd ra.v materials. All are aware of the need for stabilizing their currencies. Finally, all of them realize that while much depcMAi upon decisions by the Unif iitalts tin: Europeair'rtHtions themselves mako the right decis respecting their inter-dependeftce before the basis is laid for a constructive and cooperative course by our own government." Hays said that American relief and constructive sell lielp are essential to the recovery of the little countries of (he continent. Hays saici thai ne was in Denmark long enough to know that its agriculture is Europe's best. He added that with nil area of only onc- third that of Arkansas, the country is nevertheless able lo feed four million people and send sonic dairy products aboard. He pointed out, however, that. Denmark is not self-sufficient and must. Import fuel, animal feed and fertilizer. The congressman said he found little Communist strength in Denmark, but a real fear of Russia and a lingering hatred ol the Germans. Hays added that the greatest distress among liltle countries he visited was in Holland "where German occupation left ugly scars." He said (bat food is Ihc big problem in Holland. Uclgium. ho went on, has and raw materials within ils Aleman Asks Honesty in Government new riers and has balanced Its agriculture with small industries. "However, it is not completely self-sufficient, but its currency is being stabilised.' 1 Hays described Switzerland the most prosperous country in Europe ni:d said that when he inquired as to the reason, a wise Swiss said: i States. "For a hundred years we have He snid had no wars." cepUs that Sept. 1. (UP) — AlemHii,. in an the state of the said loday he would propose constitutional amendment. 1 ; soon designed to "achieve honesty In public service." The direct reference to honesty and order In government highlighted the 47-year-old chief executives first report since he took office last Dec. 1. Tin; 17.000-word report which war, read before a Joint session of th Mexican Congress In the chiimhei of deputies was one of the shortest—and frankest — In Mexico history. Besides emphasizing Ihc need for agricultural and Industrial progress, the President reiterated Mexico's Insistence on equality In international affairs and her strong desire to achieve economic stability. But strongest, and least expected. was the references lo honesty in government. "In furthering our determination to achieve honesty in public service," the President saici. "I shall submit amendments lo the articles of the constitution that refer to _ the responsibility of public ofli- , cinls." co;i] j He said specta^ed technicians bor- j were studying the organization ol Time for Buying Poll Tax Receipts Growing, Short Only tins month remains in which to obtain poll tax receipts necessary to vole in 1948 elections, Mississippi County voters were reminded today. The poll lax receipts are pur- cliascd from the Sheriff s office for $1 along with, presentation of an assessment receipt. Delinquent assessments may be made with County Assessor Doyle' Henderson and recorded by County Clerk Elizabeth Blytheville lo become eligible lo receive a poll tax receipt if assessments have not already been declared. Infant is Buried F jr.eral Ecr.'l:*?. for Debcr.ili An:i FovieV. thrce-day-cid daufhler r>f .'.&. and Mrs. Travis F:voll, who died late &ita."diy afternoon, (.vere hcUJ yottcrdiy morning at E'jrdetuv Burial was at Dr-'jvrol p/tHs: Oi-n\- to explain certain changes in this year's program. Mr. Nicholson said ctcry. Her parents ore the child's as guest only survivors. Cobb Funeral Home i cu'- of was in charge. Knights of Columbus Install New Officers R. A. Weicnkanip was installed as grand l-.ntghl of the Knights of Columbus at, a niccling yesterday afternoon at (he- |i,i]i m die Catholic School building. Other olliccrs who were installed at the meeting were A. (J. Brickey. deputy grand knight; Prank Wagner, chancellor: Charles Stemac. recorder; W. C. Stcmac, linancial secretary; Rudolph Vrska, treasurer; Joe Gshwend. lecturer; George Gish, advocate; Felix Carney, warden;' John Bombolaski, inside guard; nia; *n3 W. J. Cox Sr *rd I 1 !' Rev B. F.-in:U M:D«vttt will ter.c as <xuru:ii c'-.jrlaui. JtUovnrts the meeting a f.art'' and banquet W4S. helj at Hotel Noble for members ar.d their Irii-nds ts, wiio included several from town. Mr, Poclz served as "Eelguim. Holland and Luxemburg arc setting a good example the federal government "to the end of making it less expensive and more efficient." He called for "firm cooperation" of the people behind the campaign to wipe out foot-and-mouth disease which has prevented shipment of Mexican cattle to the United the fundamental con- guide Mexico in her lly Oil Alt I,KS II. III-I1K()|.|> United I'rvss Sl:ifr Ciirrusiiimitnnl WASHINGTON, Sept. I. (IJ.IM —The Ti-umiin administration lo- day unfolded a portion of Us 1[IIH political slralccy lo win the labor vole by allacklng high prices and pushing welfare IcBlslalion favored by unions. Mr. Truman's bid for the labor vole, which the late President Roosevelt won regularly, was timed lor labor's traditional holiday. It came amid angry battle crips of union leaders for repeal of the Tafl-Hai tloy Acl and a political acllon program in mill that will unseat tlmse congressmen who vnled for this law. Labor's position was slronrdy backed by Sen. clnudc Pepper. D., Florida, In llirce separate Labor Day speeches In Florida. Pepper called on the American people "to dedicate themselves anew lo breaking (he shackles of tills vicious act and restoring the American warding man and woman to a new dignity and level of living." On the other side of liie fence i the National Association of Manufacturers took n more restrained tone, praising labor and saylni; merely, that it Is batter off today than it wa:i before the war. % Government and labor leaden were scheduled lo develop thalr 194(1 objectives further in Labor Day events today, Labor Bosses In Kprak AFL, President William Green was due lo address what was billed us the day's biggest labor rally In Municipal Stadium. Chicago, al 5:30 p. in. CIO President Philip Murray was slated to speak at r. meeting in Kansas City, Mo., nt K:15 p. m. Undersccrclary of Labor David A. Morse was schedule:! *,o speak over Ihc Columbia Broadcasting system nt 0:15 p. m. KDT. •Mr. Truman lipped his hand on part ol the 1048 legislative program he will present lo Cor.gress in January. He said in a Labor Day message, released in advance, that among "must" legislation 'for congress "early In its next session" will be proposals lo broaden the social security system, establish an adequate health Insurance system, increase the minimum wage rale and restore lo Ihc Labor Depnrlment all government functions relating to the welfare of labor. Secretary of I/ihor Lewis Schwellcnbnch delivered the blast at high prices last night In n | radio speech I Mutual i. It mis life first public, utterance by a lop adminislrntion official since Ihe recent report that Mr. Truman planned another "moral pressure" campaign to try to "talk down prices." iiy <;KOR<;I: ci.AHk Courier Nrwu Stuff Writer .lOIN'KK, Ark., Sept.. 1.—Fire oarly this morning struck tins town for Ilio tliiixl timo Uiis yoiir Mint raxed an c.sti- iniilfil S 100.000 worth of IniHiness buildings before; hundreds ol filixcns iirrnod with buckets mid iis-sisled by Wilson firemen won n five-hour fi K hl to bring the "flames under control. 'I he arcii hit this morning was across the railroad i-iickH I mm the highway. iOiirlier this year the main school building wiis destroyed and later the superintendent's home *dainagecl. Trunian Arrives In Rio de Janeiro President's Plane Lands In Brazilian Capital During Afternoon WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (U.P.> —President Trillium arrived by plcne (tidily nt |ilo de Janeiro n't 1 :>n: p. in. EOT, completing ft 4 .snn mite fllHlit, from Washington. Ihe White House announced, ' Mr. Truman's bin four-cnijlned plane, the Independence, landed at Oiileao Airport on an IslniiU' In Hlo nay. Small hauls waited at the aii- pcrt lo lake the presldcntlnl party to the mainland where Mr. Truman was to receive an official welcome from Ilnulllan President Ijutras. rinnc'K I'lrsl Trln 'KELEM, IBrazil, Sept. 1. (UP)— I'l-csldont Truman took off from Uclem lor u flight across the Brazilian junglo at 8:12 u|iu. loday on ' Mr. Truman's foilr-cngincd plane; Ihe Independence, landed at the Delem airport at 7:23 a.m. concluding a lour hcur, 21 mlnulo early mom in;; Hlghl Iroiii Port of Spain, Trinidad. Mr. Truman was up early to watch I lie Jungle and the broad Ainazju -slipping past beneath his, plane Iraveling at 300 miles-nn-hour. '('he Independence soared out over lln> Trinidad mountains from Waller l-'ield well before dnwn. With tin; president on his first trip in Ihc Independence were Mrs. Truman, M.s(i Margaret Truman, Ihe 'Brazilian ambassador and ills wife, and a group n White House airlcs. Mr. Truman was going to Brazil to address the closing session of the Intel-American Conference 'lues- day and to take |>arl in Brazilian independence day celcbtations. An entire block of the Joiner business district wenl up In flames Ihul destroyed five business biilld- lii|:s tuiil damaged t-wo others. OrlKln of Ihc blur.! remained un- clelmnlncd early this afternoon a.4 spectators nnd city officials agreed that It could have started In any ol a number of ways. lliiildlii[>.i destroyed were: Leon Chamberlain's Caff. Oni Bailey's Sandwich Shop. Janus Alullii-tiln's Kartlo Shop. KII.V Kooncc's Furniture, and Hardware Slure. Mayor Joe Drau'K Barber Shop. Damaged were the J. S. Kvensky Diy Goods Store and Aubrey Faulk's fruit stand. The Ury goods slor» suffered minor fire loss but water and smoke damage to stock was heavy, Damage to the fruit sland WIIK reported as slight. Mr. Evcusky said his store contained stock valued at from fSS.- 103 to SM.COO and estimated damage to l>e 40 lo 60 per cent of that value. Fire Discovered at 4:10 a.m. I.Mr. Koonce Is a iBlytherlllc resident and was there when the lire brcke out. The fire was discovered about 4::io a.m. by a group of Negroes, Town Maislial W. J. iliieciilove said. Mr. Brccdlovc said he heard the Negroes bci cumin;; mid saw the (lames when he looked out of his hotel foreign policy were "national dignity, obedience of the law. and In- for Europe by entering a customs tcrnational cooperation under the union which will eliminate, tariff | principle of human solidarity." Fire, Starting from Oil and exchange difficulties and virtually establish a free trade area Hays wrote. Clouds Fail to Co-operate With BlythcYillc's Pair Of Rain-Making Aviators Pilots W. H. Yarbrough and Zane Hall patiently eyed the sky yesterday but the clouds failed to cooperate. They were looking for a moisture- laden cloud of the rain-shower variety. Had one appeared, they would have slagcd their rain-making experiment for the second time here. The experiment, which they and cyc-witncsscs on the ground claimed was successful Thursday, consists of dumping dry ice into a cloud of Ihe cumulo-nimbus, or thunder- Bhowcr type. The dry Ice cools mois- line In Ihe cloud to the-condensation point and causes it lo fall as Except for a brief, windy period yesterday morning, clouds here yesterday v.ere only ol the sUrtus— i,r Ujer—tyr.s, which v.on't work in such an experuaiant. . But rain-makers Yirbr-vash .in.1 Stove, Damages House The kitchen of an upstairs a- partmcnt occupied by Georpe Will- Ingham at 9C5 South Lilly w.if slightly damaged early .Saturday night by fire caused by oil cook stove. The fire spread Into the attic anc burned a portion of the roof. Fire Chief Roy Head reported. Wallpaper in the kitchen was scorcher) and rooms downstairs sullcred slight water damage. Firemen answered a call to Ihe Frank Daws residence at 30S Soi:l!i Franklin yeslcrday when an <;!l stove got out of control. No da- maj« resulted, chief Head slid. Hill ire keeping their eyes open | wis set dl ,$50. Three Forfeit Bonds For Traffic Violations Three traffic law violators for! felted trends in Municipal Court this morning nnd hearing for an- olher was continued until lumunow. Junior B.il!ey pleaded nol guilty ID i chirge ol operating a car without i driver's lUeue and hit hearing v.Jt set for UMnorrc*. E;nd for another opportunity to mdkc 3 liar of Mark Twain and prove that people nowadays not only bilk about the veatlier but also do something aborn ii. - - -; • . Floyd Se.iy and Joe N. Gates both forfeited $l!> bond.! oh charge's ol speeding and C. E. Grlcc forfeited a $5 bond for operating a car without, a driver's license. Girl Who Wins Fame As Hunter Flics to New York for Broadcast Mrs. Allen Walton of Blyliicvilli- accompanied her dani;hler. Mrs. Herry urooks. nnd ijranddnunhlrr Virginia. to New York Clly.wheic Virginia, famed for her provre-s as u hunter in Africa, will participate on the "We. the People" program tomorrow night over CBS. The program will be broadcast 7 o'clock nnd can be heard at here over WREC, Memphis CBS station. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks and daughter recently relumed Africa after a trip Ihcic. two-month hunting Hungarian Leftists Win Ballot Battle BUDAPEST, Sept. 1. I UP) -The four leftist parlies forming the Hungarian coalition government won a 3 lo :i viclory over the combined opposition in Sundays' cle;tion and (he Communists became !he country's strongest single paity. according to final official returns announced today. . A close second to the Commun- I i.sU in the announced popular vote] was Ihe Calholl™ Democratic Pei- j pic's Party, opponents of the government. •American observers denounced the rtrctlcn as "the greatest, veto Irallil I ever pcrpclrnlcd." They reported a:> ninny as 750,000 frauc;uien', votim! c;iids iisccl by flying scpiacis of repeat volers dispalchcd by the Communists. The announced final returns gave the coalition 3.007.1)27 to the opposition's 1^)83,159. The Communists received 1.082.597 lo 805,45:) tor the Democratic People's Party .Tno Smallholders,- who won a irajjri'.y. 1 in the previous election, were third their with 757.028.- fror.ii Official returns said 5.C9S,1S6 Funeral Conducted For Mrs. Forrester Services for Mrs. Erth.i Forrester who died Friday oltcrnoon in n St. Louis hospital, were conducted at 10 a.m, loday nt Holt, Funeral Home Chapel by the Dcv. D. E. Hlcdsoe, associate paslor of First Baptist Church, 'liurial wns al Memorial Park. She is survived '> her husb.'ii'l. Virgil Porrc4er. tinc'e brother: Wll- bert Lindoy of Hcillj-vood, Ml yolli Langlevi, oi San -Francis ind Jcltc L. LiriRley of Ioa;hv|Ue; and U-o Mitfcrt. J4is. M.mhi Taylor and Mrs. CJii/lcs Cipiili, both of HI. Louis. Mrs. Forrester us bworn near Owcrsboro, Ky.. *ud had lived licro since 1012, votes were tabulated, with a trickle of voles from a few ccunlry distri im reported. els Robinson Gin Gets First Bale in BlythoYille Area . WhKt Is believed to be the first, bnle of VW? cotton ginned In Blytheville was ginned Saturday by the Uobinson Gin Co. Cwjicr Jacfc Finlcy Robinson said the bale weighed F18 poundi and was grown by John Kantian on his farm near the Gosnell Community. It was p!cke:l by Je<stic King avid coiisigT.ed to the BlTthe'-ills CcmpreEs he slid. I*. :us nji beea sold. lUiftoippi County's flrst_ i£K7 bale was pinned Aus- 19 h'y t.he Herman Gin Co. in -ManiU but no ginnlngs within ths city ol •Biytheville had been reported before Saturday. ; bl?K» is believed'to have started in the rear of Bailey's Sandwich Bhcp. • - - . Mr. Brccdlovc estimated thai, dam- aye to the block or business structures would range from *(5,oca to $100,000. Today's blaze Boosted the lolal [Ire damage In this town b- r '.KB since February to $350,00o an* wns n re-cnaclmcnt of another fire that swept Ihis same block nearly a year njio. About half of the block was destroyed by fire Sept. 21, lO-IC. Firullghlcrs from Wilson arrived about 5:15 a.m. with a pumper tru^k. mounting a 30l)-gai:on tank. This lank ran empty and had to bo taken back lo Wilson lo be re-flllcd. Tim n Has No Water Supply "Joiner is without nny sort ol fire fighting equipuienl; we don't even have running water," Marshal Urecdlovc said. "Had there been running water, we could have con- lined the blaze lo Ota's cafe," he. ricclarc-d . ._ Mr. Brccdiovc lauded the work of members of Ihe bucket brigade formed by Ihe town's citizens, and -was Joined in his praise by Mr. Evensky. . "Yon can thank the cit!z?:is of Joiner that the entire city is not a mass ruins today." Mr. Evcnsky said. A resident ol Memphis. Mr. Evensky said that when he arrived about 6:30 "flames were leaping across the street endangering other business concerns." As he approached Joiner, lie said, "it looked as though the entire city was ablaze." Armed with buckets, garden hoes and axes. Joiner residents and the Wilson firemen battled the blaze for five hours before bringing it under control. Flames broke out anew about 8:30, after the fire truck had returned to Wilson, but the bucket brigade re-formed and the volunteers extinguished . (he fire. The fire rekindled Itself on the roof of the Kvensky slorc building. Most of the buildings were owned by Mr. Faulks. Some Insurance coverage was reported but the amount was not available. Mr. Brecdlove said, however, thai the coverage was nol comparable to the damage. Mr. Koonce said his building was insured for $3000 but that damage to it tolnled about $7000. Bailey's sandwich shop was said lo bs covered by S1000 Insurance although Ihe building was destroyed. Mr. Evcnsky's dry goods store was surrounded by the destroyed buildings and although situated in the heart of Hie flame-swept »rta, wis damaged the least. Two at Gosnell Arrested On Charges of Larceny Preliminary hearing for L. M. Overton, 19, and Edward Smith, 19, of Gosnell. on charges of grand larceny was continued aulH Wednesday in Municipal Court thli morning. ; i. , . Tha t\vo youths are alleged W have suicn several chickens from J. A. Haskins and O(is MVooliridgc, of Cornell, Trnirsdaji night. Constable Arch l.indscy arrested the youths . yesterday. Both ,*^ny the charges. ... • '.-...

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