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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEll OP NOIITHBA 8T {KANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUKI VOL. XL1V—NO. 141 Blythtville Dully News Blytheville Coui-icr Blylhevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Lender UI,YTHKV1U.K, ARKANSAS, SA iJHDAY, SK1TKMBKK 0, 1947 School Launches Co-Op Business TrainingProgram Students in Junior, Senior Years to Get Practical Experience To provide :i practical education Program for Ihe large number of In'gh school students; who will not so to college after graduation, n co-operative business training pro- sram will be launched l>y Blythc- Vilte High School when it opens for the 1947-43 term Monday. This program will combine technical training and practical experience for the student. The student will attend classes at the high school in the mornim; while dur ing the afternoon and on Saturday, he will put into practice what lie has learned by holding a part-time job in one of the Bljthevillc business establishments cooperating ir the program. K. G. Lewis, formerly of Nortl Heights Vocational School at Tcx- arkana. is a part-time coordinate; of the program. "Nine-tenths ol alHhchishschoo: students In Arkansas do not RO to college," Mr. Lewis :>aid, "The Ely theville School Board and Supcrin tendenl 'W. B. Nicholson realize thb and are trying to something practical to prepare these students fo: gainful employment while they an still in school." Plan Open to Juniors, Seniors This program wil| -be open ti juniors and seniors but. the empha sis will b= in enrolling juniors si they can get the benefits of twi years spent in the work-study set up before entering full-time adul employment, Mr. Lewis .said. These students will attend tw full school periods in the morning under Mr. Lewis. During the first period, they will study basic business principles, industrial safety, first aid. vocational mathematics, spoken and written vocational ox- prassions and handwriting. The last subject, Mr. Lewis explained, involves- the study of pcncilslnp— not penmanship. . • "It leaches'the clear and understandable writing of business notes in a hurry," he said. The students will work on an individual learning basis during the second period, in which they will study sales and procedures manuals furnished by the business establishments co-operating in the training. \ Each afternoon and on Saturdays, Mr. Lewis explained, the students will actually work in the various business establishments helping the high school in the-program. Thn juniors and seniors who will lake part in this program are picked on the basis of interest and aptitude lests given by Miss'Effie Terrrll, Blythevlltc High School occupational anrt guidance coun- sellor, last Spring. Success ol this program has been proved in 60 Arkansas towns, Mr. Lewis said. It has worked successfully for several decades in P'ort Smith. Li tile Rock, Trxarkana. Hat Springs and smaller Arkansas towns, lie added. Superintendent Nicholson said that although Mr. Lewis has been here only a lew days, the response already exhibited by Blytheville trades, industries and distributing establishments indicates a success- iul program lor the current schoDl year. This training win "dovetail" with the high school's newly-inaugurated Trades and Industrial Education program under the direction of Virgil Hall. 'Die remainder of Mr. Lewis' work here will be done in connection with the veterans training program at Ihc high school. •For nearly 10 years. Mr. Lewis has been connected v. ilh vocational training work. He i-pcnl seven and a hall years with Die Vocational Division of the Arkansas State Department ol Education. During this period, part ol his duties were assisting local co-operative training coordinators with special problems in the type of program he Is directing here. Director Assigned for B.I1.S. Mr. Lewis was transferred from st-itc- service Iwo .lears ago to bo sent to various locations to revive programs that lapsed during the war years and to open new ones. He has been directing the program a Texarkana since August, 1945. lie is now assigned permanently to Blylhevillc High School. •'I intend to make the Blylhcville program an outstanding one in Eastern Arkansas,'• he said. In 1043, Mr. Lewis said, he spcnl several weeks here holding public relations conferences in co-opcra- lion with Jack Thro, manager of the Ricc-Slix factory, for Ihc benefit of employes and staff personnel "At that time. I was favorably impressed with Blytheville and was glad to answer the request to come here and working in the buiftUiij of the Blytheville program,' 1 he said. C. of C. Prepares Calendar of Civic Activities Beginning today, a civic calendar compiled by the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will be pub- ishcd Hi each day's edition of the Courier News. This calendar will list dates and imes for meetings of civic organ- zations and similar groups as reported to the Chamber of Commerce by their officials. The civic calendar service was decided on by the Chamber's Board of Directors at 'a meeting last month. Worth Holder, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, said any civic organizations that have meetings scheduled for the coming week but which are not listed on the calendar today, will be included it reported to the Chamber's office. Chnngc.'i or additions cannot be made in the published calendar. however, unless Hie information is reported to the Chamber of Commerce by a representative of the organization before 10 a'm' on the day of publication. Mr. Holder pointed out. Scheduled meetings and activities on the calendar for the coming week — Sept. 13— follow: MONDAY (Sept. 8) City schools begin new term— 8:30 a.m. TUKSDAV [Sept. 9) Lions Club — 12:1;") p.m. American Legion —8:00 p.m. City Council— 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY (Sept. 10) Kiwanis Club— 12:10 p.m. THURSDAY (Sept. 11) Rotary Club— 12:10 p.m. FRIDAY (Sept. 12) Football: Junior High Paps Tree, here— 8:00 p.m. Senior High Chicks vs. El Dorado. there— 8:00 p.m. Marked Meat Purchases Drop Over Nation Market Owners Find Buyer Resistance Gaining Momentum lBy_ United Tress) Butcher shops across the mil-ion reported today that business had dropped olf sharply bacausc liouse- wiyesi beset by rbiufi food prices, had. tightened their purse string*. A check ol representative cities showed buyer resistance was RainiiiE momentum. Some cities reported retail meat volume had dropped off as'much as 35 per cent. "Custorneni are'buyiug in dollars instead of in jjound-s of meat," Char-r les H. Bromaiin, executive secretary of the Associated T'ood Dealers of Chicago, said. "Housewives have a certain amount of money atid find out how .much" meat they cnn buy with it. They don't step up to the counter and ask for a certain amount of meat anymore," he yaid. 'Bromann said mpnt volume was off as much as 3J5 per cent. He sairt Chicago retntiers are absorbing .some of the price increases and "taking beating" because they arc afraid they might lose customers if they pass the increases on to the housewives. He .'mid ho couldn't sec why people stopped buying meat. The price is "admittedly hiyh," Jic .said, but claimed it "hasn't risen any more than prices ot; a loi c>[ other products." In New York, Samuel Morganroth, counsel for the New York State Association of Retail Meat Dealers. said "business in our stores is off from 25 to 35 per cent." He sain stores had the same number of customers, but the customers bought less meat. "They just can't afford it," he said. Meanwhile, in N«nv York. Market (Commissioner Eugene O. Scfnulz ur;ed -slronp consumer resistance to hi?h prices. The meat picture was the same in other cities. •At Deliver, one large meat dealer said his business was oft "about 30 per cent." He said customers apparently did not have the money to meet high prices. •At Snn Francisco, large meat markets reported business had dropped at least 20 per cent tlnrin™ the la-st month. They blamed consumer resistance. Fire Sweeps Over 700 Square Miles In South Dakota WheoMand, Pastures Blackened; Villages Are Endangered BY < LYDH DONALDSON (Unltrit Press Staff Correspondent) H1GHMORE, S. D.. Sept. 6. I UPl —A wind-whipped prairie fire that blackened 700 square miles of lush range and wheatlands WHS brought under control today after a thousand fire lighters fought, the blaze for almost 12 hours. The flame.s had burned three farmhouses and resulted in serious Injuries to at least one resident of the area. Foui 1 villages were IhrciUcncd as (he llames raced across the IhicK grasslands. The fire fighters strung out around a circumference of more than 1(JO miles, setting carcfull p:accd backfires and using all available farm equipment to dig titnchcs. cut fire bleaks and smother the flames by roiling the heavy equipment over tliem. Wildfire—the terrifying flames that-.only nipped the' top of each stalk of wheat, grass and alfalla— raced across the llelds at express train speed miles ahead ol the slower burning fire that burned the crops down to the roots. 'I he fire was threatening Ihc villages of Higlnnore, liarrold, Oct- tysburg, and Holabird, nil within the 700 square mile area. Ranchers and townspeople worked side by side to save the communities. Farmers used gang plows, trae- tois, harrows, any equipment that would cut grass, turn soil, or help some way to slasii fire breaks before the llames. Many used cattle spraying equipment to squirt water and chemicals on the 'ire. The men and women who fought to save their fields frequently were surrounded by the flames and had to run down creek beds to save themselves. Women fought the flames beside their menfolk*. Others made coffee and cool drinks .and raced through flames in automobiles to take them to the men, '. •Most of the wheat in the area had been harvested already but w<u lying on the ground or slacked m granaries. , .. ' . The fire actually began as several separate ; blozes shortly .after inoon jiestcrday. Court Hears Testimony in Liquor Case Testimony in a hearing for Jake Halstead, formerly of Blythcvil!c and now of Phoenix, Ariz., on charges of illegally transporting liquor nto the state was heard in Munl- 'ipal Court this morning and the rial was scheduled to resume at 2:30 hjs afternoon. Halstead was arrested Aug. 16 by State Policemen C. E. Montgomery and A. E. Chronisler after they stopped his car about two miles •loi th of here on Highway 61 because ic was driving with no tail light, the officers found 22 cases of un- taXed liquor in Hnistead's car. , State Policeman Montgomery Lcst- ried this morning that the officers saw Halstead drive across the Arkansas-Missouri state line. An invoice lor the liquor submitted evidence showed that it was purchased from an Illinois firm t928,25. Halstead's name appeared on the nvoice as having received tlic liquor. The liquor has been purchased loi a Ross Robcrt-s of Lawton. Okla.. according to the invoice. Oklahoma i" a 'dry' stale. 'Billy Steed of Lc:ichvillc. a StsiU. Revenue Department representative for this district, said disposal procedure for liquor of this nature requires that it be sold along wild the required state tax stamps—n an authorized wholesale dealer operating in Arkansas. Fines assessable under stale law for this offense range from VM'-i to SIC30. he said. Lavish Spending <n Hollywood Dimmed by Dinner Party in Rio My MUUUMAN SMITH I'nit'il Prfw Staff Cormprndmt RIO 1>K JANEIRO, Sept, 6. (U.P.J---President Truman emerged at five minutes nfler midnight today from a panorama as sump'ton.n us anything ever dreamed up in Hollywood, replete with orchld-Udeii tables, a eimdiell^hted .swimming pool and Uullft dancers. The occasion was a great state, dinner nt Humanity Palace, given by President and Mrs. Knrlco Gatpi Champagne, pheasant, low-cut' evening gowns, diamond tiaras and a ballot company from the municipal opera were all there for Mr. Truman's first venture into the high society of the Brazilian capital. Exchanging toasts with Dutra without lifting his (jlass. Mr. Trnnuui | Invited the Draznian president and , his wife to visit Washington. But ic shrim-ged his shoulders and regretted Unit the Untied Slates could not match the treatment he had received here-. Mr. Tiuiniin will rcliirn the favor tonight with a dinner for Dulra at the American embassy residence. His visit to Briizll will come to a climax Sunday when the presidents observe Brazilian national independence day at a gala parade. 'Mr. Truman will depart for ho:nc then aboard the'iiattlcship Missouri. The return trip now wus expected unofficially to be made without a stop. A definite decision 'had not. been made. A possibility was seen thai Ihc MLs.souri would put in at Sun Juan. P. R., and the Virgin Islands. One hundred and twenty guests were at Hie Dutra party lust night, followed by a reception lor more than l.OCO persons. At dinner the presidents sat in a red canopied pavilion in a patio at the end of a swimming pool liner: with candles. Swans glided buck and forth' across She pool, (diced in by palms. At the opposite end was a huge Dutra for Mr. and Mrs. Truman. :tage across which pirouetted the premier danscurs of the local bullet, with Die lllo de Janeiro Symphony Orchestra accompanying. Aftrr the dinner, Dutra stood up at Ihc head at the long dinner la- ble, adjusted his horn-rimmed Biases and read n long statement. H praised the good neighbor system and eiutorsed hemisphere solidarity. In conclusion he said: "I raise my cup to you, Mr. Pros Idenl." nut he neglected to raise hi* cup Mr. Titinmn responded extemporaneously. suyliiK liis welcome hero was imcvtunlcd In Mexico City or Ottawa or Independence, Mo. "We are working for peace in the world." lie said. "That Is our objective. Thru is why wu fought side by fide in World War II. We waul world |«acc. We want to establish world iience for the welfare ant benefit of the common everyday man. VMIcr brandies In ihc inlrrorct 1 drawing room of the paliclo, Hit presidential party adjourned to the rim of the pool In what the Brazil lans called the royal lent. Among Hie gues:s WHS. the formei King Cnrol of Romania, lookln; baggy-eyed. For the most part th! ladle* wore Parisian gowns, scad: of dlaiiiotids and some aquamarines Mrs. Trillium wore n light grew crepe gown, and Miss Margnrc Trmnnn was dressed in taffeta. Schools to Open lere Monday For '47-48 Term Enrollment Gain Expected Because Of Consolidations. Classes in niyllicvlllc public :hools will begin Monday at B::tO 'clock nud five other Mlsslsslpp ;ounty schools also will o|«fi. ether county schools to open re Wilson, Osccola, Dell, Kclser .nd liurdfltc. Preliminary registrations have icen held at all city schools but dditional students will be enrolled ill Monday. The High Hchcxil enrollment Is xpccted to bo about the .same' as ast year's while In Junior Utah School. Ihc enrollment will probably jc increased since seventh and •Ighth grade sludenl.t of Kill) Like .ntl Keece schools will attend llicre his year, the first, time lhase chools have been con.solldiiU'd with lilylhevllle schools. Pupils in the first five grades In lie old Flm Lake and Sli-cw rtls- rk'l.s will conltime lo tillend l.he ichools In their own communities. >ut the consolldallon menus that ilgh M'hnnl cidvnnUigcs have been undo available to the older pupils. The faculty lit Hlythevlllo High School will be expanded this ycur with the addition of a new Tradi- and Industries Course and a Distributive mid Diversified Education conrsu, while In tin: l-angiia^c tle- >artmcnt. Lnlln and French. In addition lo Spanish will bo offered. For the first time also, two lull- Lime Home Economic;; trachcis will be employed. Big Sid .the Elephant, Helps Circus Get Ready forBig^how l fi .: ' - *" • Big sicl, lender of th c herd., of performing elephants with the Clydo Bcntty Circus, vchich arrived early this morning from 1'i.rriKoulrt, went about his cliovcs gclllne re*dy rd and lli c .ifcliedulcil the first, . performance wa for 2:30 p.m. The me is open for Inspection i I .p.m. and will be open 1 again'rn otic.hour before tlic night pcrforn .«nc c starting at 8 o'clock. thc two performances under big top in Wiilkcr Park. Big Sid stcm>cd cautiously 'out .of his slitc-door Pullman when thfl train pulled to a stop on the siding near tho Cotton Belt Rtatlpn and Immediately pitched hi to help *ith the unloading operation* aiid he went about his work perlcnccd hand. "Ih'a train vas Jjotlc of animals arid cqinumei^;^fli™K|||i|iph<)b,l iind .liberty acrobats and clowns, can«M>-«i« t-Ml*v$Mn. Don Fellp? and Senor all . the typical circus paraphftfrialfn t Vel«rd<v tight-wire iicror-al.s ; nn nll- yliich must be handled for thc one- Rlrl "sky . ballet," tlrt Kmt-F.vycon anlmat acts by Civic lientl aiid Ills wife, Han-leti arc feat'jro alraic with numerous ncrobntl clown, equitation and tlght-wh acts. ' ; ..With music furnislic Bobbin's circus 'band. Include^ Billy Youth Slain; Suspect Held nCCKWOOD. Tcnn., Sept 6 (UP) —John William E.isl, 17. a hosiery mill worker is dead today from a shotgun charge which police said was fired in the darkness from the home of Jim Pierce, taxicab operator. Pierce is in .jail at nearby Kingston elini'itcd with murder. He told iwlice he fired at a group of boys around his garage which had been entered several times. South Arkansas Forest Fires Are Investigated CROSSETT. Ark., cpt. G. IUP> — State Fire Marshal Lee Baker continued his investigation today into a number of forest fires Ashley and Drew Counties belicvct to hav c been set uy arsonists. He is making the i lives tig a lion a flic rcqncsl of Ashley County Sheriff A. B. Courson. Forest Ranger Cuslcr Rose and Crossett Lumber Co. officials. S. V. Sihovncn, chief forester fo thc company, said nearly 100 lire, were extinguished the first II day. in August and that on c tire yes tcrday burned over one and a lial mile front. Sky master, Carrying Nine Congressmen, Lands OK LONDON, Sept, 6. (UP) -..\ U. S army air transport command Sky master carrying nine congretbinci circled Northolt Airfield nearly ai ho;ir todp.y with a locked landin gear but eventually landed safel after the pilot succeeded in frceln the mechanism. Crash crews stoo. by on the airlielcl. hy .Viet. llir clvc Hammo!! SINGLE COPIED FIVE CENTS Cotton Industry 4-Year Lending Seeking Markets Plan Takes Form To Aid Europeans Temperature Hits 104 Here Twice in Week the Flvlna Cm jiwk Joyce and day stay in Blytheville. Before 1 p.m. the lents were acrobatic .troop ring acts.'.'.V . and many, other James Roosevelt Wonts Democrats To Improve Communistic Theories NEW YORK. Sept. 6. (UP)— at the end of that lime he should James Roosevelt, eldest son of tlic tie allowed to leave lo his children late President, if a delegate lo the a reasonable amount of money to 1918 Democratic national convcn-, assure tUehi of a decent education lion, will press ton a platform plank and the .fact.' perhaps, that Ihcy calling for redistribution of wealth won't starve; But beyond that. I in the United Stales. KCC no reason why . . . we should Roosevelt, head cif lhc California' suddenly turn around and say somc- ^ninnrnlin rv»»..iiH,, n , I.. „ > J^j, ^fa | t ;| lcr ji th | s l re |,,e|l- dous amount of. wealth and keep oilier 'people from In liirn making it on-their.ability. " He said he would try to gel some such principle In thc Democratic platform next ycarl "I have said in the past I would l>c very strongly in favor of . . .a much heavier Inheritance tax than we havc at the present time." lie said. "I think that Ihe facts prove that wealth loriny still Is piling up In lhc hands of a remarkably tew Americans when you take lnU> consideration lhat we have 110,000,- Dcmocratic Committee, said In radio interview (Mutual's Meet lhc Press) last night llmt he agreed with lhc Communist Party "that there Is not sufficient distribution of wealth in the United Stales." However, he quickly added that he did nol think thc Communists had done a very good job of redistributing wealth In Russia and •thai thc Russian system "certainly Is not my model." "I would like lo sec it (wealth) rccILsl.rihulccI at thc end of a period of time." he said. "For Instance. I think that tlic practical wnv of doing it is: If a man earns during his. 000 of them." lifetime a large fortune, which l| He said he did not consider hr-nv- think he should be entitled to earn, icr inheritance luxes confiscatory. New Greek Government Finally Takes Form ATHENS, Sept. 6. I UP) — Premier Constantin Tsaldaris was expected lo resign with his Royalist Populist cabinet today and make way for a coalition government, under Thcmistoclcs Sofoulis. leader of the Liberal Parly. Sofoulis announced last night that all difficulties in lh c Ions negotiations with the Populists been overcome. I[ Kim; Paul tendered him the expected maiulal'., he said his government could be sworn In tomorrow. Tsaklarls and Sofoulis were scheduled to confer again today o.i the filial details before the premier of lhc stopgap government went lo thc palace to turn In his resignation. Railroads Over Hation Ask for Rate Increase WASHINGTON. Scpl: 0. (OP> The nation's railroads are sc'kina freight rate increases thai would affect the cost of many foods, building materials, steel products, coal and scores of other commodities shipped by rail. Weather •ARKANSAS—Clear lo parlly clou dy today, lonighl and Sunday. Truman's Auto Skids on Muddy Road in Brazil RfO IJE ./AN'KfRO. Sepl 6. 'UPl — President Truman had a danscr- olsly close call today when his auto- nobile .skidded partly off a sleep, muddy mo'.mtain road, lie was not injurctl. The President lintl a tew exceedingly trying seconds when his big phaclon slittiercd over llic curb at lhc cclKC- of a so^gy road. He was on a sightseeing drive witli Ambassador William D. Paw- icj- and Admiral I). Leahy before going to lunch at the Moiiiitainlop Eslate of Ernesto Ci. Ponies, a leading 'Brazilian banker. Climbing Unvca Pcqucna. the mountain where the luncheon was to be held, thc presidential party encountered virtually impassable road conditions. To Widen Streets HOPE. Ark.. Sept. 5. (UPl — Hnddlcslon and Driver, Inc.. of Little Itock have been awarded a contract to widen Highway 67 through Iho city limits of Hope. Work on Ihc $10.700 project will begin about Kept. 20. N. Y. Cotton Open High Low Close March 3126 3131 3095 3096 May 3103 3103 3072 3013 July 3033 3033 3000 3001 Oct 3157 3165 3131 3131 Dec 3133 3140 3105 3109 Spots closed ill 3201; down 57. Striking Teachers Win Pay Boosts In Connecticut NEW BRITAIN. Cmm. Sept. fi (U.PJ--A compromise wage scale providing for increases of $200 annually was accepted today hy N Britain's 350 striking :ic)inu] tcucli- crs. Schools will be opened Monday for the fall term. Under the agreement teachers will receive $3.400, $4,000 and $4.200 yearly. This pay schedule, however, will be effective only for otic year, 'flic board of education rejected a proiwsal lhat the new scale be effective for Jhrcc years. Tlic schools were to havc opened for the fall term last Wednesday but approximately>350 teachers went on strike. Only 72 instructors reported for work and opening was delayed unlil the compromi:>c plan was accepted today. Peruvian Police Clash With Striking Students LIMA, Peru, Sept. 6. (UP) — A 15-ycar-olcl student was killed and 10 persons injured last night when police fired rifles and threw tear ga.s bombs to break up a demonstration by striking students. The students were protesting a government order expelling 3.000 of them from a secondary school because they struck to support demands for dismissal of school authorities. Police fired into the demonstrators after students hurled rocks at them. Four policemen were among the Injured. With » new heal wave expected to swing Into Its third straight day of 100-plus lomiievaiurrs throughout Arkansas, tho mercury hern ycs- Icrdiiy lopplcil records right .mil left us it rose to a blistering high of 1(M decrees for the second time this week. Clear skies anil it tint sun today marked an even haU a hundred days since H hetpful rain fell In North Ml&siniuippl. County. Over other parts of Ihe state, the lack "of ruin nl«o." In •'•becoming a • serious threat to tlic survival of many crops. ', •' Yesterday's ICH-riGKrcc rending was a repetition of Monday's high, bolh only onc degree, iwlow thc year's peak temiieratnrcR of 105 recorded August 4 and 5. The mcr-' cury hit ail even 100 here Thursday. These SOO-plns rcadlt^B arc believed to be record highs for September in this urea. Little relief was brought hlythevllle residents during Last night MS lhc mercury -fell no lower than 12 degrees, ac- coidini; to Hobert K. Blaylock. official wenlhcr observer. Highest tcnipcralurc recorded in September lust year wn:i 92 degree:;. Drouth Kntcr* 50th Day Afj tlic virtual drouth i cached UK 50lh day Unlay, Weather Bureau records in Little Rock showed that rainfall for all of last month was only 1.09 Inches—less limn onc- Ihii d of normal. Mlic Illythevlllc area lasl month received only .8 of an Inch of riion and rain fell on only llirce days. Four-lcnlhs of an Inch, lhc heaviest of these showers, fell mi AUK. B, while .3 fell on Aug. 7 and .1 Aug. 2S. Rain fell on only five days in August. Ifilfi, hut brought a Lola] rainfall nf 3.0K Inches. The last day when more than halt an inch ol rain fell wiiii July IB. when .0(1 of ><n inch was rccordc-d. I.asl rain of more than an inch- 1.04—fell on July 7. In Iiitllc Rock, residents of the capital <:ily yesterday underwent another day of record breaking v/cu- Iher. The maximum^ for .Sepl. 4 aiu 5 in Little Rock were all-time htulis Thc previous mark for Sept. Ti o 102 degrees lusted 22 years befon falling yesterday, bested hy :i rcad- iiiK of 103 degrees. • Over lh<: state yesterday, olhci Sound Finance Plan Urged to Encourage Buying in Europe HILI.SHOKO. Tex., Sept. 6, (UP) —A lop agriculture department expert loituy urged tho UnltedStatts to set up a "sound financing plan" which would enable needy coun- IrlRi to buy American cotlon. The suggestion wiw advanced by K. D. White, assistant lo Secretary cf Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson, In an luldrcss prepared for de livery before the Texas Cotton Committee. U presumably reflected official department thinking. White said 'the cotton Industry Is hi a strong position now but thai hard work mid Ingenuity will be needed lo keep it there. Among I'lhpr Ihtngs, he said, thc ration Industry must set its .lights on Increased mechanisation. But lie said (In- process will b« slower limn many people would like lie snld (he accelerated postwm demand for cotton had wiped om completely |.ln> Knvcrnmcnt'.s once- large cotton slocks mid that prices have Jumped from five or 10 cents a pound to :io ami 33 cents. Hut all tills inny bo lost, he salil. unless the cotton industr; can find ways to' bent back th challenge of foreign coltnn and Hie Ihi'ent of new synthetic fiber, l.elnt; produced botli in this conn try and abroad at an Increaslni ralo. "Everyone connected with tin • cotton industry from the farmer on up lecoiMitaJS the Important of our export markct/'Whlte said "The problem we now face is how lost markets ran be regained mi how regained nmikds can he main Inlncd." He said that probably one-lhlr of this country';! foreign cotlo customers have the ncccc.ssar dollar.'! lo buy U. S. collon an arc willing to use. It. He said an other group of friendly nation have the need but not lhc mone for collon. "These nations hnvc loint (ic ponded upon American col.lnn an are ynl polcntlal customers," I said, "but Ihcy must «el flnnnch assistance If they arc to kcrp the doors open for business. "They need short-tenn , crcd which will enable Ihcm lo In cotton, mmuifaclurc It, Inlo te> tiles and then pay for the la materials "out ' of the prnccpds t (thei textiles." .Whitu Ikilulixl out Ihal J«st,,ye» the Export-Import Bunk ' loaned $35.000,0:0 to China. Italy,- oxbch- nslovakla mid Finland for ilia purchase of 550.0CO .bales of cotton. The bank, 'he Bald, regarded all the loans as excellent. "WouUl It not lie to our advantage," he asked, "if wo made available thc necessary funds to iclp future customers acquire American aotton on' a sound financial basis?" maximum readings included: Mon- licello and Bftlesvilte 105; For .Smith lot: Little Rock 103: Tcxar- kana 101: .mil Harrison !)8. Missco Survey By Health Unit Starts Wednesday The Stale Board of Health plan- tatlon-lo-plnntation venereal disease survey will begin Wednesday near Osceola, James Few. representative of Dip Board, announced today. , • • 'After visiting plantations In Koulli Mississippi County, the mobile examining niilt.vwlll work Northward, he said. In both ends of the county, the counly health units will be used as headquarters. The survey is beinj; conducted to check Iho Incidence of venereal disease among Negroes. They will be examined for both syphillls and gonorrhea nnd if found infected, arrangements for curative treatment will he made. Plantation managers will l>c consulted in regard lo arrangements for the examinations, Mr. Few said, and Ihcy will be notified of results. War-Torn Countries Must Prepare to Take Over by 1952 HY !H)N'ALl> J. UUNZALCS United I'rrss Staff CorrMpondent) WAiHINGTON, S«pt. «. (UP) — rhc United states will Insist that ny Marshall plan assistance to uropc be keyed to a sliding seals 1th the amount ol aid diminishing o zero by lfi52, it was learned to- Although no exact figure has yet cen set for proposed 'American aid nclci the plan, reliable sources cs- Imaled llial the overall amount n be requested of Congress .Vflll nilgc between »15,000|OCO,000 .and $20.K)O.OCfl,03a for the- next four ears. The sliding scalo system. alrc-iicly las been proposed to the Paris eco- )oinic Conlnencc now drafting B.i- opean requirements for American aid. Thc conferees havc been told .hnl nlcl jroiii this country will-be jasccl on the Idei that It will IK iswl lo cicntc a self-supporting European economy hy the end of : _, Officials familiar it-lth the planning for Ihe program said, fur rximiilc, dial American awliiancr tnlglil .sl.irt out at a' t6.00,C»»,OW • figure for UM, W,000,000,«» for I'.HI), M.OUO.COO 030 for 1»SO, anil 5:1,009,000,000 for iiSI. Oroide P. Kcnnan, the State Department's lop foreign policy adviser, yesterday placed beiore tjecre- tiiry of Slain George C. Marshall a preliminary "warning" report' on Ihe final estimate ol Europe's recovery needs which will be-trans- inltti'd to Washington from Paris in iibout lo days. Informed 'source.! said tlic Kcnnan report stressed the need for speed II the plan Li to be successful. Hcsiille reports that Marshall will rcvnmmeml to Hrcslrtent Truman Iliat Congrrs* be called liacH fur a special Kurnpt*n aid senlon, it uns learned that 'no decision has yi'l hecii made. But no fov- rtmnint official noulrt deny that- such ncdini might be hVemsaTT. MHi-shall. II wns said, ha-s hot yd. had lime to make, up his mind ar, to (he necessity for a special session. Ills filial recommendation'will be made to tlic White Hoyisc as soon as the Paris report is ^received, and by the time Mr. Truman returns from hla' South, American trip X . • • " •'-'•..'' Senate President .Arthur H. •Viii- dDiibcrg, top Republican foreign policy spokesmaii, Said yesterday that tlic 5]>eclal 'session decision was entirely up b to the President. He made It clear that Congress would bi in no mood to take up ihe program on a hasty basts Unless it had "complete and.adequate "ill"-' formation" from the administration. And he warned: "We arc not going to act hi thc dark, and we are n-jl going to writs any blank checks." , • : • 10 Killed and 25 Injured When Building Collapses MILAN, Sept. 0. IUPI Ten Bomb Hurled Into Train At Station in New Delhi NEW DELHI. Sept. C. (UP)--A lioinb was thrown into a train in the main railroad station totir.y. killing onc person. Police fired on 'Hindu ami Moslem crowds around the stnticn lo prevent, a riot. Later police broke up another crowd within a quarter mile of Premier Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's home by linn? into Die air. Thc Indian government was reported to have decided uixm mar- Hal law and oilier silft measures to restore peace within il.s boundaries. More massacres were reported" from the Punjab as a sperial cabinet committee met to deal with Ihe situation. Premier Nciirn headed ih^ committee and Governor General Louis Mouni.battcn was Invited to attend its sessions. , India was understood to be hopeful of restoring order v.ilhln its boundary fis quickly as possible in order lo confront Paikstan with this and urge it to lake similar steps, persons were dead. 'K injured and 13 missing today In lhc collapse of thc . Klnasccnic Department Store building late yesterday. An electrician Irnpiwd overnight In the wreckage died soon after police rescued him Ibis morning. Another person trapped 15 hours wns saved. Police said Ihe .search of Ihn debris might lake three or four days. First Bale for '47 Season Reported in Osccola Area OSCKOIWV Sept. 6. — Ot.ccola's first bale of collon for llw 1917 season was ginned by the Fiirmers Co-opcrallve Gin here. Tbursdnv, II was announced lotiay by Emmcli Wilson. Kin manager. The bale war. srown on the Ton- Beauty Pageant Finals Tonight In Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY, N._J., Scpl. 6. (UP) ,— Fifty-four, representatives of UIG utmost In feminine: chirm and beauty waited for tonight' and the wave of a m;iglc wand wh'lch would name one of th e 19*7. quelr» of thc amuiiil Miss Americ* : . beauty pagClUlt. . .. .• -. , "•:.-•• .,; Fifteen ef lhc lovelies from Ihe United stales and Canada, will make the climax appearance hi lo- nlglitx final competition. ' • nut (he 15, chosen for their beauty, poise nii<l lalent, will not be known until their names arc called off to the iiiirilcnee In mammoth convention hall. • - ' " The beauties themselves will'not be advised In advance of Ihcir selection. The first intimation they are amons, the chosen will be when the names are announced. ' However, all of the 54 contestants miiy prepare for tonight's finals. A last rehearsal was scheduled ftfr this afternoon to give alt an opportunity to polish llieir talent presentations. Appearance by the girls was optional. , ' •-.-•• Honors in the final preliminary rounds last night. Vent to Miss Canada. 18-yenr-old Jfargaret Marshall, of Toronto, and Miss'Min- nesota. ZJ-ycar-old Elaine Mary Campbell, of Minneapolis. Miss Marshall, five-fool, six inch. 120-pound blonde, was judged the shapeliest in the bathing suit division. She was Ihc first blonde lo «ln any of the preliminary rounds. Miss Campbell, a. voice student for the past six and one-half j'ars,' won the talent division. A coloratura soprano, she sang, an aira- from Romeo and Juliet. gale Farm Ihrce miles Norlh Osccola and was picked by ^f. Griffin. Tcnncssccans Ordered To Collect Sales Tax NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Sept. 0. U'P) — The State of Tennessee cracked lhc whip lor the first time today In enforcing its new sales tax law and put two Houston County merchants out of business for refusing to collect,Ihe levy. New York Crime Wore Brings Police Shake-up NEW YORK, Sept. 6. (UP) — Police Commissioner Arthur W. Wallanrtcr ordered the transfer of 43 iwllcemen and the reduction In rank of seven others, effective tor day in a section of Brooklyn where 11 gang killings havc occurred since January. . .... High ranking officials were ,IHXIT commital on the motives [or>t)ic. slayings. Eome sources attributed them to a gamblers' war, others to a racketeers' (cud and still otli- crs to a revival of thc Unione St- cllionc. Most of the victims were cf Italian descent. Several of were part-time sttvtdores,

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