The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1948 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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l ' HK DOMINANT KKWaPAPKIt OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AUn K™,-,.,,,,^, _.. "^ ^ "*-^ * » ^-^ —NO. 869 Blylhevllle Courier Blythevillc Daily Neva Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald House Committee To Investigate Break in NORTHEAST AHKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BI.VTIIKVIU.K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FKHRUARY 9, 1<M8 WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, (U.P.)—Chairman' August H. Andersen announced today that the special House Committee on commodity speculation will make a "full inquiry" into last week's slump in grain prices. Tlie Minnesota Republican said* that the Investigation will seek lo expose the names of any who profited by "advance Inside information" »nd the extent of their operations. He also said that his committee would demand from Secretary of Agriculture Clinton p. Anderson a ' full explanation of reports that a "lefik" had occurred In the Agriculture Department'i decision to curtail grain buying. "I am personally convinced," »ald Andresen, "that the government commodity buying program under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture has largely dominated prices nf commodities and Ihe cost of food io American consumers." The "crash 1 in the commodities market last week, Andresen snid, "demonstrates how completely the Truman administration has domina-. ltd and fixed Ihe price of grains and other commodities since Julv 1. 1946." "During the past 19 months," he continued, "volume buying of wheat coarse grains, fats and oils, and other commodities by the government, under orders of the secretaiy of agriculture, forced steep advances In these commodities and skyrocketed prices of livestock and poultry Iced, prices advanced sharply and when the government stopped buying, prices ol commodities went down. K "Last week, although it was announced that Ihe government still had to acquire another 77000000 bushels of wheat and flour for for- :retary E. J. Heaton Dies Of Heart Attack Florist is Stricken In His Home; Rites To Be Held Thursday Ed J. Heaton. 78. pioneer Blytheville businessman died of a heart attack at 6:45 a.m. today In his home on 201 East Kentucky St Mr Heaton wen! to the Greenhouse which adjoins his home early this morning nud upon returning lo his home he became ill and told his wife to summon a doctor. As he started to the bedroom he fell to the floor and died immediately. Mr Heaton wns born in Dcl.ivan, 111., and In 1903 he married Miss Olive Ross, in Carlinvllle. III. After their marriage they moved lo Pittsburgh, pciin.. and lived there several years before moving to Richmond, Va. They then moved from [wo Candidates Announce for Missco Offices Parrlow Makes Bid For Prosecutor of 2nd Judicial District County Judge Roland Green of niythcville disclosed loduy thai he would he a cundidnle for re-election as county udse In Ibe Democratic primary to be hold next Summer, anil it nho wits disclosed that 11. o. Pniilow, deputy prose- ciitlnr? attorney for North Missis- sip])! County, would seek election as prosecuting attorney In the Second TKN PACKS eign export and relief, the sec™..., of agriculture ordered government buying of wheat stopped, and the bottom fell out, ot the commodities market. This drop in commodity prices brought forth announcements of lower prices for feed, flour, bread lard. Meat and other food products. Farmers Lose Millions - "The spcclacular drop in commodity prices of thc past few days ^mr,™ "' lleat farrne rs more than 5200,000,000 and additional hundreds of millions of dollars were lost I, owners of other farm product' " "Leak 1 !. " Andresen •' 'iA Richmond to Memphis lived until 1913. when where they ----- they came to Blythcville and went inlo lhc floral business. They built their lirst greenhouse In 1926 Once Served as Alderman Mr. Heaton. a reared civil engineer, was a city alderman for two terms during the years of 1923 through 1926 and was also a city engineer during 1941 and 1942. He had received his Knights Templar Degree in the Masonic Lodge In which he was active. He is survived by hl s widow. Mrs. Olive Ross llealon. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon. 2:30 p.m at th c Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd. pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating, assisted by the Rev Allen D. Stewart, pastor of Ihe Firsl Melhodist Church. Burial will fo r how in th*~-Muple Grove Ce 'will be member.' of '">andry. They are cur advance of To- last Thursday. Anderson hns "leak" PsHbenrerji 1 'ftS;'.'B Otho Staniield. E. "B. Cook, George Stilwell, A. A. Hardy, and Holland Atken. Judicial Tticsi Disirict. announcements were (lie that Tor tile office over Ihe State Agency Apportions School Funds Checks are being issued today In the amount of $54.086 In eqtmllz- Ing transportation aid, and »77.237 for leiu-her salary aid for Mississippi County schools, it was announced by Ralph B. Jones. stal« education commissioner. The allotments represent 50 per cent of the balance duo to the county school districts fur transportation nld in 19.10 and 20 per cent of the tola! allotment for teacher stvl- «i'.v "id. Tlie remaining salary nld will be alloled In April or May he said, Mississippi County's allotments were the second highest in (he slate, lopped only by those to I'u- laskl County. The Pnlaski Counly school districts will draw $150,108 In transportation aid and »148101 [ n teacher salary aid. The third 'largest allotments will lie lo Union Counly districts which will draw siii.784 in transportation aid and siii ( t)57 in salary aids. A i;rand lota) of J1.52S.5S5 In transportation benefits and $2043"2 in salary aid will be distributed among the 75 counties of Ihe state. Truman Renews 'Controls' Plea Prompt Action Urged To Extend Powers Over Scarce Items V WASHINGTON, Feb. o. <up>— President Truman today asked CoitRress for -prompt action" to i lirst lo be made ns voters of Arkansas prepared this year to select state, district, county nnd township officers, nnd register their preferences In the national field with a president lo be elected. Judge Green stutcd this morning int he is a candidate for reelection and indicated he would make a formn) announcement Inter In the week. A survey of other county officials whose terms expire tills year, revealed that none was ready at tlic present time to make statements regarding their political ambitions Deputy Prosecuting Attorney H G. Partlow of tilylheville announced this morning thai he would tie candidate for prosccutiiiR attorney m the Second Judicial District lii thc Northeast Arkansas primaries next Summer. Mr. Parllow slated that he had riled his corrupt practice pledge ' ' weekend. Deputy for Seven Years Mr. Partlow is seeking the office presently held by James c. Hale of 1 «<";""»(! controls over certain ma- Marion, who. according lo uiioffi- i tcf) » ls that are still scarce. cial reports here, will nol be a can- ' ''" " didate for re-election. He is now- serving his seventh year ns deputy prosecuting attorney for Nonh Mississippi County, having served four years under former Prosecuting Attorney Drnce Ivy of Osceola in 1937- HHO and two years under Mr. Hale Mr. Hale could not he reached today tor an orticial statement Hie Second Judicial District includes counties of Mississippi Cralg- head. Greene. Poinsell lendeii and Cross. Elections will be held this Court Refuses Rehearing in Divorce Muddle Status of 1,750 Pulaski Decrees Remains Clouded UVPLE ROCK. Ark.. Feb. 9. OTP) —The Arkansas Supreme Court In » 4-lo-3 rnllni! today refused lo reconsider Us action of lasi Jmi 12 voiding ihe Second Division l>n- laski Chancery court ami 1.760 divorce decrees. Without comment, the court turned down hvo consolidated petitions with the words. "rehearing donied." As.mclale Justices E 1, McHinicy, Bd F. McPuddln nnd Minor Millwcc. dissented. Tin' rclicarinx wns asked bv iil- lorncys lor Helen D. and Arthur Cl Stevens ami Rut), nnd Omrgc Ho- The court held the doim-sllc relations court unconstitutional on the grouiidr. lluii the k-elslnlurr- creating it usur|>ed executive powers. The act sctthiK up Ihe court also joined Mrs. Rni|, Hale 115 11.1 first chancellor. In the consolidated petition-; (he attorneys i-.rsui'd that (lie entire act wn.s not necessarily unconstitutional merely because 11 part of It was. Mclliincy DlMrnls Hi a lengthy dls-wnlliiK opinion Assochilc Justice Melinnoy con- Clay, Crit- year „.„ r* Sylvester, j alor R - . "- — " "WAU HI 10 J Ctll for the offices of sheriff and collector. county judge, county court clerk, circuit court clerk county treasurer, -assessor, nnd four sea (I, • state legislature, state Seu- minimized - the story with assertions that i most of ihe information in Tinas- I day's announcement was old stuff to any one who followed the grain .' situation. Andresen snid his committee would investigate because, he said,! "speculators tuned to the pipeline of inside Information were tible to get out of thc market without loss or take a short position and make i can possessions tremendous profits in a few days." i beginning late Government economists kept a close eye on all available business Truman Plans Brief Vacation In Caribbean WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. <UP1 — President Truman will tour Amen- in the Caribbear this monlh, the White House announced today. - - „ I Stops are scheduled in Puerto barometers, hoping lo determine i Hic0 ' " lc Virgin Tslands. Cuba and whether last week's market break ' Kp y West. Fla., where Mr. Truman was a temporary skid or really the «">» take a vacation, beginning of the end of inflation. Mr. Truman will leave Washing•The next few days may oving-j ton Feb. 20. He will re'tnrn no later the answer. The biggest question | than March 5. is: Will the price of grain and other commodities climb back up -agnin, hold firm or conlimie the decline that began last week. The turbulent week in commodity trading closed with the market unsettled, but the ket was steadier. Tills stock mar- was in line with the predictions of commerce department, economists. South Arkansas A«?oin Covered 4By Snow Blanket By United Press Snow and sleet moved in o Using plane and ship, the President will spend ihe better part of u week in the Caribbean. He may stay in Key West ns long as 10 days. After an overnight rest at Key West on Feb. 20. the President will fly to San Juan, P. R. The next day he will visit St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, then the Island of St. Crolx. On Feb. 25 he will visit the U. S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay on the southern coast of Cuba. He will return to Key West bv air the afternoon of Feb. 25. He will remain at the submarine base Ihere for an undetermined period which will March 5. At San not extend beyond the President Bcnrdcn of Lcaclivillc will not be up' for re-election mis' year as his term Is for four years A prosecuting attorney Is Ihe onlv tended that title lo ihe chancellor 1 * office should Imve been questioned uy the attorney general rather than by a private Individual through a divorce suit. Stating that the majority piiin- lon has "nullttled hundreds or dl- vorco decrees, decrees concerning property rights, allmmiy, rapport .... — - —~^. and custody of children " Mt-ir Hie present controls expire Feb.,' snld that these person's have the right to assume Hint n judse Ls entitled to the office he holds "Realizing as I do the scrloiu and perhaps inuolvaUe predicament, Inlo which lUcrally hundreds If not thousands, oi innocent quinine and , lltlgnnl.s find themselves. I believe U | s unsound and at nil nccessni-y and proper so hold." McIIuncy snld in criticizing the majority opinion When ih c Supreme Court. the • ~- jov-i eaiitlnuc to control the nn. use, export and Import The extension requested by President would permit th c g, dlstrlbu •°f »n, fats mony, cinchona bark citiinidine. and nitrogen' fertilizer Mr. Truman salt] he did not be- heve 'that the Congress wishes to bring about the confusion both at Home and abroad which would result from the expiration of these powers at this time." Thc President listed four lous consequences" which result if thc powers are not extcnrt- I. Inlei national under which this ser- woultl arrangements announced Its original decision, the domestic relations court was handling 12 to 18 divorce appllcntio a day. The cloud cast over volidllj or the decrees resulted in a drop- off lo four to six- cases n <ia A total 04 13fl CB^M were filec SINGLE OOPIEg FIVE CENTS | Market's Decline Is Checked But Prices. For Food Are Weakening GOP Starts Work On New ERP Bill Arkansas Senator Says Measure Musi- Stop Soviet's March WASHINGTON. Feb. n (Ul'l — Tile Senate l-'orelun Heliillons com- mlliee IK-BIIII drafting u European recovery program bill today by tackling the less-controversal administrative provisions ns the flrsl order if business. Tho touiiher question nf whether lo mvmmu-iid the full {il.BOO.tltliMKKI far Hut first IS monihs of the prii- Si-imi wim deferred until later. Tiu-rc Is a strong movement In Cunnress to cut the amount considerably. One cominitli'e member .said tin- proposed section on administration followed Ihe pattern remit!)- iwom. mended by Die llrouklngs institution TJiiil iiKcncy proposed the appoint-' mcnt ol a cabinet level admlnlslriitor fur the proKriun, with the President, given (he responsibility for scltlluu any forelun policy disputes between the administrator and ihe secrelnrv of slate. IMrl'li'llan foiiimi-iil* Tile pi nn reportedly is acceptable lo thc Stale Department. Earlier Ren. John U McOli-lInn, O., Ark., said the United stales should lorgcl lhc Kuropi-an recovery program unless it Is "willing to fight" future Russian aggression In Kurope. He .snid isni'—UK; .so-culled Marshall plan—would mean extension of the Monroe Onetime "up lo (he Iron 'cm tnln." Tills country, he snld, then would have lo make it. clear lo Russia thai she would light liny Soviet iiiitji-iisslon to Hie West. McClellnu's slnlempiil. cmne ns Chairman Arthur II. Vaiidenbm:, H., Mich., allied his .Semite I'm" elgn Kelatloiis Committee Into dosed door seslon In lie elected ] district officer that will this year. Mississippi County's four state representatives are Alene Word nnd Leshe Speck of Osce-ola: f,. II. Ant," oi liurdelio and !•" r 1 T^I^ . V Manila. " ' '""" wniV*'" J; 0 "" ty omce-lioldei-s are, William Berryman, sheriff . n<J co / «lor. Miss Delia Pnrtle." county treasurer. Doyle Henderson lav as sessor. Miss Elizabeth Dlythe. cftun- 15 court clerk, and Harvey Morris circuit court clerk. "Joins, City Annexation Move Scheduled For Discussion l>ly for I Ills country ly I diingrrrri '.vo-.ild be en- a^ocialcd with the 'nc^rV'JE' ^ '"""• " Greater Blythcvlllc but corp.rale limits is slated to be the ii.ajor topic or discussion at the monthly meeting of th- c ? t , aco| ™ ell m city Hal] towrn* V,?gh" '•'nyor E. R. Jackson said today ' li, n ' )ro , IKWe <i nt earlier meetings, the city limits probably will be extended by a referendum al t j ie municipal election April 6. Petition for such . referendum mav be Initiated by the city Council . The council meeting Is .scheduled L 0 ,, b S. l . n _. nt . B P' m - »' tl»e Munici- Jnd is open to the 2. Efforts lo stockpile tin here would be "seriously handicapped." 3. It would be impossible to carry out the international allocaltons of tuts and oils, rice and nitrogenous fertilizer. Mr. Truman said •failure i o meet these planned allocations would Injure tho economics or foreign countries and seriously hamper the attainment of United State food policy objectives." •I. It would become impossible lo assure minimum rcttuireil export.-! of linplnte and fertilizer "nrgwillj needed abroad to increase food production nnd lo prevent food from going to waste." publi ^" l L^"^^ !a , I "" Jlo '^ I •. lla " 1 P c . ^ - bc J° illert b V Secretary ot Interior ,1 School Officials done by earner ire and snow. In Little Rocks, all bus lines ex- ccpi. Greyhound had cancelled at least one trip into Southern Arkansas. rVo buses -.verc running inlo or out or McGehce or Prcscott.' AtVcansas Motor Coaches and Southern Bus Lines said they would if-ti j • u , ,, .,, ,, run their, buses to Hot "Springs i K"'eo in YfOtld War II where snow began falling at 6:Id > a.m. and quickly covered the ground. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., and the Arkansas Power and Light Co., had no early reports of damages to iheir lines, now back in fair condition following tremendous damage Irom the last ice storm. Heaviest snow was reported today at Prcscc't and Ifope. Prescott had will remain with the Presidential party at least through Ihe visit to St. Croix. , Five Names Added to List of B.H.S. Students A total of 24 names of former Blythcville High School students killed in World War II have been compiled lo dale for inclusion on n memorial plaque lo be- placed in the high school by the Class of 1944, W. D. Tommey, assistant principal, reported today. Names of five former students six inches by 8 a.m., and it is still snowing. State police reported five inches at Hope at 7:30 a.m. Mrs. S. H. Heath Dies In Her Home at Gosnell Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Heath who died this morning, ^ Ik-'clock, at her home near Gosnell "will be conducted 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Holt Funeral Home Chapel by thc Rev. Vent Bowlin. pastor or Die Full Gospel Tabernacle. Burial will be at Memorial '"iirk Cemeltry. Mrs. Heath had ill been 111 for several mouths of She was 64. a heart ailment, She (s survived by her husband, S. H. Heath, one stepson, W. H. Heath and one stst*r, Mrs. Lllll«n Hill of Monetl*. killed In the last war have been added since the first publication of the list of names compiled. Names of other former students also kilted in ihe war are sought to make the list to be included on the plaque complete, Mr. Tommey said. Persons knowing of other such students, whose names are not Included In the following list, were asked by Mr. Tommey to contact him at the high school. The list to dale follows: Frances Adams. Castles Bccman Bill Bewick, Philip Biship, ,ramc<i Crook, Bob Douglas, Ray Gill. Hunter Hall. John Harp, Eugene Johnston, Ben Levy Jr., Harold Llovd, Eugene Mitchell. Calvin Moods- Johnny O'Brien, J. W. Powell, Gordon Ramcy. Maurice Rclchcl. Babs Roberts, Billy Schmuck, Jefferson Sherman, Waller Webster and Georg« Pruitt, Superintendent of Schools w B Nicholson said today ..hat the Bly- Iheville School District appeared ••assured" of obtainillR surplus buildings rrom the Assets *\d- minlslration in Little nock for in school improvements pan-iion here. Mr. Nicholson returned from Little Rock this morning. He said today that neco.^ary paperwork was underway but that'll was not known at present when the buildings will be available. It is hoped to acquire two barracks buildings and one eighUroom structure, he said. Emphasis in the school improvement program will be in expanding Harrison Negro School facilities, he said. Special Revenue Agent Assioned To Missco Area A zone deputy collector of the District of Arkansas Internal Revenue Service will be in niythe- ville Mm-, j-15. inclusive, lo aid and advise income taxpayers In preparation of their tax returns. Collector H. E. Thompson of Little Rock announced today. The deputy collector's stay here will culminate an itinerary that Includes six other towns in Mi.vsissinpl County. While here, he will be at thc Interim) Revenue office In the the 300 block Lynch Building on West Main. Olhcr poinls o nlhe deputy lector's itinerary follow Joiner, Feb. 16. morning, at Aklcs Senators Seek Substitute for House Tax Bill WASHINGTON. Fel). 9. fUP)_ Sonale Democrats were caslinu eyes fU two features of the Ilmisc-np- proved income tax cut bill today substitute to In their ((iiesl for offer the Semite. Democratic whip Scoll Lucas of Illitioi.'i snl ( i he believed the Democratic measure would embrace thc Itlea of an Increase In the present S500 personal cxemntlon and extension of th p split-income or community property benefits lo married couples of all slates. Tlie s6.500.CIOO.CK)fl lax reduction bill approved by lhc House called for a $100 Increase In personii) exemptions. Besides tills and the community property clause, Us third major part Is reduction of lax rater,, ranging from 30 per cent In low Income brackets to 10 per ernt in thr- higher brackets. Thc Democratic substitute may call for Increasing corporation taxes to make up for thc revenue lost by slashing personal taxes, as proposed by • President 'ivnman. But Democratic senators gave no indication of getting behind President Truman's proposal for cultlnc, individual Income taxes 540 a person. Democrnt-s concede prospects ire nil that the Republican-controlled Senate will accept their substitute tax-reduction plan However, they plan to make an all-out light to Slore: BasscU. Feb. 1C, afternoon, trlm rt .°wn the sbc oi the ticpiiull- Idnho Slore: Dycss. Feb. 17, Con- j cn " Lenchvillc. Feb. IB. Iral Office; Alstons Drug""storeV"b'sceo!a < ;"Feb. 20-27, inclusive. Planters Bank. I bill to about 54.000.000,000. of Man Dies in Memphis «•»« > I'0,259 Tax Refund Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly Cloudy. Continued cold tonight. ' Warmer Tuesday. Minimum this morning ....... 21 Maximum yesterday— 38 Minimum Sun. morning— 22 Maximum Saturday— 44 Sunset today— 5:37 Sunrise tomorrow— (i:51 Precipitation, 48 hours to 7 a.m. today— .10 Total since Jan. 1 — 1.25 Mean temperature (midway tit:Iween high and low)— 29.5 Normal mean for Feb. — 43.4 This Dale Last Year Minimum Ihis morning— 13 Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this rfMc — 3.19 and ex- } Blvthevifl* n,, ~ • * f A \ A - °- Thompson or -Memphis. ","____ Uruggtst Gets j brother ol L G Thompson ol Bly~ theville. died yesterday in Memphis following several rnontll.s of illness. He was 61. He was born in Paragould but for the 20 years made his home In Memphis where he was engaged in the plumbing business. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon. I o'clock, al the First Methodist Church In Paragould by thc Rev. Guy C. Amos, pastor. Burial will be at a Paragould cemetery. Other than his brother here, lie Is survived by his wire. Mrs. Selma Thompson, one son. A. G. Thompson Jr. one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Sherwood Jr., all or Memphis, two other brothers, Herbert Thompson of California and Walter Thomp.•ion of Paragould, four sisters, Mrs. G. R. Kcnley ol Horncrsvllle. Mo., Mrs. Ralph Nestler of California, refund WASHINGTON. Feb. 9 <UPI_ The name of one Biythmille bus- small was included In the list I Arkansas tMpaycrs receiving ' retmids of mor c than $10,000 on > income taxes paid during 1947 it was disclosed today. Hen H. Levy. Sr., of niythcville, owner of the st. Francis Drug Store. 417 Ash, received of S10.25D. Other Arkansas firms and individuals rcccivjijir larscr sum? in eluded Arkansas power and Light Co Little Hock, :$I4.393.08; Arkola Sand and Gravel Co., Fort, Smith S33.344.ll; Catherine p. Black, Morrilton, S11.423.44; estate of L. A Black. De Witt, S30.49i.16; H. T. Dickinson, ijttl,, nock, $38.013 88- Nan T. Dickinson. Little Rock, S26.512.56: William H. Dunklin. pine Bluff. 4I0.8C8.15; Fort Smith Chair Co., Fort Ktnllh, $14.310.98. Soybeans Mar May open .MS 340 356 high 1.30 low p.m. 34fi 357 HO JMViA Mrs. Essweln and Mrs, Cecil Gould, bolh of Parastould. Nalional Funeral Home of Memphis is in charge. Chest. Workers Confer Community Chest Board Secretary Worth D. Holder of Biythe- ville WA.S In Little Rock t.xiay where hf is attending 3 two-day meclinj Grocers in Many Cities Begin Slashing Costs to Consumers Hjr AHlta Unll.-d 1-rrs* SUff Correspondent CHICAGO, Kel>. 9. (U.P.)-Tlio aharp downward pricri n the imtion'H irniin exchanges wns checked today yui Ki-wm-H iiiul l.tiU-liei'H in ninny cities ali-cndy had begun' l(ii ail tho linen of inciil, flour, brend mul lard Win-ill opened 114 t<i 5>/; cents*————_____ per bushel higher on Ihe ChlcaBo Hoard of 'I rude, reversing last week's downward plunge. Corn was slic ex-ill.-! higher to i (-2 cents lower, and DIIIS were -\ to •!<:.. cents higher. 1 rices-at Minneapolis and Kaunas city followed Ihe trend .Soybean r.illlres ill Clilniiio, however, dropped the permissible i.| K ht- for the firth consecutive At si. Uml-i. the price of hogs pounds below pounds below Krlduv's iwi.raue A U'lal or n.tiiio hons imivi-d ul Ihc •St, l.diiln storkyjirds tudiiv. In New Vork. lhc Grand Union "f ISH stoics inn loiinceil tmmedlaic rut In Ihe price of slcnk from 7t) to r,ti cents u pound, Al Cleveland, I In; Kroner Grocery chain, wlilch cut bread prices 1 ccms pi.,- loaf Siit.irdiiy, announced bacon In B7 chnln cut lard in- 10 cents | ch.iclj nix 10-cent reduction rents a pound. The six ccnU a pound, flo M-poimd hi to 10 cents. At ChlciiKo, a Kroccr spokesman said iclnll price cuts "dcflnilply" were the result of last week's tuiu- School Election Plans Take Form Deadline February 28 For Candidates for Board Memberships Tlii! niuninl election to name school tilslvlcl board members nnd Iwu Mississippi county Board of Hd- uciitlon mombcrfl will be held In tha rcjjular polling place* In districts llmniKluml the county March 20 it wns announced today by John Mtiyes of niythevlllc, county supervisor of schools. Polls will bo open from 3 pin until 0:30 p.m. Deadline for niin B pc- llilons Nocking to place candidates' names on lh c various ballots Is Peb 28. Mr. Mayes snld. Tim school tax also will be voted on In this election nnd It Is ex- maximum 18-mlll • lcclt!cl lllnL Kialn and commodity prlr,. n . J lccl «\, I don't want, to Kl ,,, M whether vy "*;". 1 "i" "I'l'TOvcd by the voters — . , s, weer , I ho downrriul will continue but we " s ms l "' cl1 ror lll ° l" lsl •- 1 ' 1 ••- ....... will cut prices In ihc stores ,w~iiLst n.i hey me C i, t ni lt ,e wholcaiiln level. Ihc spokesman said. The chnin reduced all uei-t cuts rrom six to rj wnl.s per pound In oniciiiio. depnidlnn on llio quiilily. Moiir wn« cut font- to n«..,,,us d ^ pcndlint mi Hie slxe of the ban.' The big cimin stores led tin; way In uut marc nJegmrds H«-ri .re th fliitln Issues 1. ThB adinlniMratiuii has askud n" Initial nppmprlaliun nf $U8l)(l UOO.OOO for the [list ID-monihs oi KR1' operntluns. Ki-n. Ituliert A •1'nll., II., O,, mid GO!- "n-vlnloiilsis' 1 ' Ihlnk the figure is too inucli. 2. The ndiiilnlstriitloii u.sks n rmir and one-tpiarter year cunnres.sioiial aiitliorlznllon . (or Klip. Many Republicans Imve banded behind rorm- er President Herbert Hoover's oppos ilton lo "even a morn] rminnltiiioiii" for a .M-munlli tironiam. 3. The ndmliilstriiUon wants free- swinging powers tor a recovery ad- ot ministrator. Many Itepubllcans'want to limit him to aiilhorl/.in K recovery assistance only for specific projects laft and others arc opposed lo the basic idea of the administration I'U'.n that, Ihe U. s. must, move to meet Kurupe's needs cencrally. Farm Bureau Membership Teams to Meet Ihc Farm Bureau membcrshin drive in North Mi.Ml.vsippi CV.mily will be nriiclnlly opened tonigln at Hie .inniial barbeciic-niepling or drive workers at the home Clinrlcs Hose at Roscland. Approximately ICIO team members arc expected lo attend the "kick oil" meeting when plans will lie innile and a miota will | )c sot tin the 19-18 drive. The drive will stuit tomorrow morning. Louis O. Nash of nlyllievillc. president of the Mississippi County Fnrin Bureau, lasi, week announced Hie team members and only these learn members were Invited lo attend tonight's inix-tiiiK. The drive will be carried out on a community basis and community chnirtneti will be named at tonight's meeting. Thc mceiin? will get underway at 6:20. Members in attendance lonighl ivill also discuss several other snb- jecls. Mr. Nash stated, including the proposed legislation which wlji increase the nationri] ap]ir<i|iriallon for soil conservation practices to 4300.000.000. Mississippi County's 19-17 Farm Bure.-m membership of -I5CO was tin: second in the state. Cnt- tcnden Counly wa.s first with approximately 4100 members. New York Stocks 2 P. M STOCKS , , --- —, suld lalphln Dint "ir wholesale m.rket.-i c.-nti,,,,,, ,„ ,„.„„ l( , cra HI be price reductions all along Ihe Inn- rrom .soup to nymj, " "Tile whole price structure' should come down ir tl,e wholesale trend continues," he snld. iliin'l' 1 V' 1 "' r! '' ' Sll "'' S rt ' 1> " r1 ''' 1 """ k - liei'rsle:ik.s. llaecm, Mil: sn-eallrd li.inimelcr" <if mi-nl prices, led the way. Must retail rood association spokesmen seemed to think the retail mr.ikdowns resulleri post from ft in inni-Ki'l deolinc during the monlh rather than from the siiecneuljic |,reak In (jraln prices on 'Huirsday. Friday nnd Saturday "This week will tell Ihc story " n Chicago rclatlcrs 1 representative snid "II Hie couimoclity markets continue lower, more retail prices will till the skids." E.V|X;I|,S in nijirr sections of the country said, however, that it mlnlil dike t«o or three weeks for Ihe full cftcct of the sharp commodity re- way down .. ... ........... ol the Community Chest Council. iK) Packard IT> AT&T ISO', (AT Bi Amer. Toharco (55:;. >"A) Anaconda Copper 3-2 -; <BS) Betli Sleet 331; <C> Chrysler sm. (OEi Gen. Electric ,11', IGMl Cirn. Motors 51\. iMi MoiHKomerv Ward 51', l CM i N. Y. CVn'tlal 13'» <RS)Republic Steel at 'HO Radio a-, <SOV) socony Vacuum 15'* (SU> Studebaker is 1 , standard of N. J. TI\ duclions to work their lo the housewife's level. 'I'lic Nallnnal Association of Krliill Crucm :il ,\' cw Vnrk »t- Irlliuleil Hi,, .slashes in retail jiriccK today In Increased competition lather than I,, linver prlcc.l im Mm riniimoilily markets. "Thc Ileiiis beini; reduced nrc rcaily only 'toss leaders' In an in- ei-c.ued fight for customers" a s|K)keMllan lor the NARG said. One official or a Boston chain litm warned housewives against rushing lo their stores lo stock up on the lower-priced roods. "Hint would simply push prices up .-iKJiln," he snid. The comnujtiiiy markets—espec- tallly Die Chicago Grain Exchange —showed a mile slrongcr resistance to the decline before they closed Saturday. Nevertheless, May whi-at al one time touched $2.42, o!f n lot:il oi 52 from Wednesday's hlRh. Traders said that was Ihn blRecsl foiir-dnj- decline in the exchange's 100-year history. Net Josses in grains for the week were: wheat JS 1-2 to 37 1-2 cents a bir.hcl: corn, 27 to 37 .1-4 ccllt.s; oats 6 7-8 lo n 1-2 cents, and sov- 44 1-2 lo 56 cents. Hop.<; fell M calls to $1 s hundred pounds on Saturday alone. Htre are some examples of retail price rut.s reported today: .Yew York—flour 4 lo S cents lor 10-pound sack; lurd off 4 lo S cents a pound. Rome pork cuU down. Detroit—One rtiain or stores ra- diK'rcl n rent to H cents R load, lard 3 ccnlj to 28 cents a pound? another chain predicls "some reduction" in flour, eggs, butter and meats. One small chain cut prices 6 cents on lard. 4 cent? on tlonr nnd 10 cents on bacon. New York Cotton May July Oct. Dec, open 3382 3302 3342 3110 3060 high low 3412 3375 3423 3385 3362 3333 3118 3103 3088 3072 1:30 3415 3358 3114 308T years. Mr. Muycs pointed out today that Dm school districts must vote tho Ill-mill levy In oAler lo receive their full alula allocations for teacher* salaries. Qualify by cIMIlion A petition signed by 30 qualified, elecloi-B of n school district is required to place- the name of H candidate ^oii the ballot, Mr. Mayes said. ' -'-co a candidate's name on the In (he election of County JJ ...,, «' Education members, a pe- ••J signed by so qualified voters ..„ rone concerned J» reaulrcd, he said. ' Two new board members must be elected at this .lection although only one term actually expires. The expiring term Is that of Charles Uiwranco of DiDvcr. in Zone •1. A board member to nil the' post held by a. B. SegmvcH of Osceola hi 7,oin- 3, nlno must be inmied. ' Mr. SeBrnvea was appointed to 1111 the term of Clwrles E, Sullen- ' ger ol Osccola, who moved out of Ihe district following his election to the board. Mr. Sulk-iiKcr's term would not have expired until 1040, but an appoinlce can serve only until the next school election Mr Mayes explained. niythevlllc lo Klect Two Two members of tho Board of Directors or Hlythcvillc Special School District. No. 5 will l« elected to fill the posts now held by Hosco Grafton and C. Murray Smart. Th»ir terms expire at'this election. No petitions Imve been (lied M yet and it Is expected that n complete list of candidates will not ba available until the filing deadline Pel). 28. School districts in the four zone* in Mississippi County follow: Zone I — Boynton. Lcachville Rocky, ISrown, Milllgan Ridge, Black Wnler, Manila, Shady Grove Brinkley nnd Dell. Zone 2—Huffman. Htckman, Ar- moi el. Number Nine. Promised Land Blylhcvlllc, Gosnell, Lone Oak Tomato nnd Btirdetfe. Zone 3 —Rosa, Luxora, Osceola Etowah, nnd Reiser. Zone 4-Carsoii, Wilson, Stillman, Shawnce and Dycss. Fire Destroys Residence in Pride Addition Fire believed caused by an over- bealcd stove destroyed the residence of Dewitt Mcn.ide at 2214 Marguerite Saturday and lack of water in that section hampered fire-fighting efforts. The blaze, which Mrs, McD.-ide told firemen started in the kitchen, spread quickly and was well underway when firemen arrived. M.irguerlte Street is in Pride Addition, outside the 'city limits, and is not serviced by fire mains or hydrants. Fire Chief Roy Head said the lack of water prevented firemen doing anything but working to save adjacent properly. Thc McDarie residence, owned by Henry Stcele of Blythcville, wcis burned to the ground and only * small amount of furniture and personal ixissessions were saved. Ths house was n four-room frann structure. Flames threatened an adjacent house, but firemen, using a booster pump on Ihe fire truck, managed to prevent the fire from spreading toil. Fire Chte,t Head quoted Mrs. McDade. who was the only person in the house when the fire started, as saying she had just thrown » cardboard box into the stove and a minute later the kitchen wallpaper was afire. This was the first serious residential fire of th€ year in Oreater Blythevills in which a houM w&a destroyed. '

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