The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1948 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ..c, DOMINAN'l NIIWSPAPEH Ofr NORTHEAb'l AKK.AN3AS AND SOUTKb'ASl MISSOURI VOL. XLFV-NO. 274 BlythevlUe Courier BlythevlU* Dally New! Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Bl-YTHBVIU.E, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1 TKN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Grain Markets Show Signs of Stabilization Retail Food Pricet Skidding Faster Than Other Items CHICAGO. Feb. H. (U.P.)—Th frictt of lard and ill grains bu toybtimi gained >t the opening o the Chicago Board of Trade t« day. scoring the sharpest advances hi more than a week. Bj William H. Meyer* United Press Staff Corrf*pooil«lt CHICAGO, Feb. 14. (UP)—6om traders on the Chicago Board of Trade believed that today would tell Ihe story of whether grain prices will continue to droi>—car- rying the retail price of food along —or whether the sharpest marked break in history has begun to level off. Trading showed signs of'sieady- Inj in the big {rain pits at t!hi- eago yesterday and several ex- perli said the; believed the slump may be reaching bottom. Other traders, however, believed that the trend still was downward. Retail prices in co-tier grocery stores were still goiin; down, reflecting the influence of the decline which began a week ago Thursday. The Safeway Stores at New YorV announced that butter was slashed today from 92 to 86 cents a pound Print, lard dropped from 28 to 25 cents. Flour was cut from 49 to 4" cents for a five pound bag anc from 93 to 89 cents for 10 poun. sacks. The wholesale price cuts announced this week by the big soap manufacturers also was passed onto tin housewife.' Safeway, for example ^^reduced price.s on detergents such Mis Vel and Dreft from 34 to 31 1 cents. Regular soap flakes and chips such as Ivory Flakes, Super Suds, Oxyrtol. and Rinso were cut from 38 to 36 cents. ODtagon soap went from 10 cents to 9 cents a bar. Bath «oaps generally were down five per ««nt. The fact was, retail prlcn were Ctung down so fast tiiat the Bureau of Labor Statistics at Washington (aid they were dropping "farther and faster" than the rommfKiily markets. Officials of ths burcnv: said there wcre indications that tome retailers have made "competitive price cuts deeper than wou!d be war' Taxes for 1947 Due Monday at Sheriff's Office Tax books ihowing a total of $732,343.50 In 1947 taxes to be paid this year by Mississippi County residents were in the hands of H. A. Berryman, sheriff and collector today and hi* office will be opened Monday for payment of the first 25 per cent Installment. The total chargei, compiled by County Clerk Elizabeth Blythe and on file in the office of County Au ditor P. E. Cooley shows a. $21.147.00 jump In taxes to be paid this year by Mississippi Countains as compared to the S710.5Q5.90 paid In 19« taxes. This hike wa« brought ntxmt b> a 5636,218 increase In assessment ast year over those made in 1946 rtoal assessments for 30 schoo district*, I'll c 1 u d 111 g Mississtpp County's eight incorporated muni cipalltles, amounted to »19.083.85 n 1947. and it is on these assess menu the taxes coming due Mon day are paid. >as Franchise 'roposal Ready : or City Council Consumers Group In East Arkansas Seeks Early Action Early action by Uif Blylhevill City Council toward tlic grniuln,, ol a franchise \o the East Arkansa Natural Gas Consumers Corpora tiou was anticipated today follow itig receipt of projKxscd a umfoni ordinance which is being presentct lo the municipal officials in mor than 20 East Aranksns cities an towns. The consumers orgiy.izaUon wa. formed last Summer in Forrest Cit and recently has been charters by the state as a non-profit, associa- Nice Profit Missco Schools To Get $131,923 State Department Apportions Funds For Districts Here 10 in Mississippi Killed In Tornado While Floods Take Toll in Two States tne c ° mmod 'ty slump. interest' was aroused so A tola! of $131,923 in allocated school funds from the State Department of Education was received here today for distribution among the 25 school districts of the county by Miss Delia Purtle, Mississippi County treasurer. A payment of $17.237 representing 20 per cent of the total teacher's salary aid to be paid this school ear was included In the amount received along with a warrant for $54,1180 covering the final payment of the 1947-48 allotment of equal- zing transportation aid. The warrant covering payment of the teacher salary aid was the second received by districts of the county this year. A total of J154,- 474 was received in November. Miss Purtle stated that allocations to the various districts of the county were made In Little Rock in accordance with the amount already received. Each of the '25 districts have been notified of receipt of the funds, she said. BlytheviUe Gets The Blytheville. Special District tion. Mayor Ben Butler of Osceola is president of Die nssocintion and B. A. Lynch o! BlythcYtlle is one of the directors. The proposed francnise ordinance, after action has been taken by nil of the municipalities in the areas seeking natural gas as a fuel for heating residences and business houses, and lor industrial use, will permit the officials of the association to negotiate with distributors of natural gas to bring a supply Into the^ area from the natural Ras fields of Southwestern Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas and to provide distribution .systems within eacn of the cities lo be served. Kates to be charged by the distributor will he fixed by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, which Is the state agency j regulating pnhtic utilities. j The proposed ordinnnce, which Ls to be submitted 10 the Blytheville council, possibly next week, calls for action by the gas consumers association within a year to start actual construction of the distribution systems in those cities, granting franchises unless the utility can show unreasonable delay in obtaining materials and in that event an extension of six months is permitted. * The city by granting the franchise lo piece mains in the alleys without interfering with existing sewer lines, or the lines of other utilities and without cost to the city in the form of damage to pavements. Consumers will be required to pipe the gas from the alley to their residences or other buildings where natural gas is to be used, It was explained, While the franchise, under the grain" prices from the ticker tope In his office on the Chicago Hoard of Trade. Maynard was named by Rccreiary .of Agriculture Anderson ns ihe trader who timrte $2CO,(X)0 in four days of triuiinR In the (Ailing RNitn market. Anderson said thai Muynard had no inside Information and I hut no corruption was Involved. (NBA Telephoto.) Showdown Fight NearsOverERP Vandenberg Ready To Take Sharp Issue With "Revisionists" Clev«Uhd.'Chicago, Denver, Drtroit. SM In te*eher-»*l«Fy tif. *ndll,«41 Houston. Kansas City, Los Angeles, I In transportation aid the next lar- New York. Philadelphia and St. Louis. The survey will cover prices on 20 basic foods. fe Most commodity markets were •Tclosed today, including those on ! livestock, butter ami eggs. The grain markets were open for (he short Saturday sessions. An important member of the trading group said that as a result of the big break in prices "the murkcl looks a lot healthier, "The end of the break," in wheat at least, may be at hand," he said. "Hysteria has disappeared and the market is settling down." He .said that ns hysteria wa.s eliminated, farmers and elevator men stopped sending large shipments of grain ino the cash markets, realizing that a Hooded market would send prices down even further. IJpspHe the decreases in futures pricr.s on grains, the Blalz BrewitTg Company at Milwaukee announced it would bost- its beer prices or Monday. gest sum was for the Luxora district, S5.708 In salary aid payment and S8.335 for transportation ld. Other districts in the county which ill share in the distribution are as follows: Salary Transpor- Aid tatlon Aid $16.594 SUi41 2,593 2,307 4,008 4. Kill 5,098 6,-ICS 5.708 4.4GO 2.319 4.141 4.579 S.C5I 1.161 333 2.206 635 J. L. Nobers Files As Candidate For Re-eSection District Blytheville Armor el BurdeUe Dell Dye ss Reiser Leach villft Luxorn. Manila Missco Osceola Shawnce Wilson Go snell Milligan Carson Promised Land Boynton Shady Grove Pawheen Hickman Brown Lost Caue <Bn Blackwaier Rocky StUlman United !(y .lulm U Stccle I'rcss Staff Correjipondtnl WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. (UP) - Iliairmnn Arthur II. Vniiclrtiber» A Die Semite Foreign Relations Committee headed today for a liowdown figlu with Senate "re- •isionists" who \vanb to slash Mar- plan spending. From nil indications, the inipend- America Faces Great Decision Opportunity to Aid Europe is Termed "Last Chance" for U.S. OES MOINES, fa.. Feb. H UP) —Secretary of stntr- George C. Marshall said Insl night that his European recovery prosrum 'wmitil rnnk n s "one of the grout historic undertaking!! In the annah of ivnrld civilization." He said that In ncceptlnR ol re- ns; battle will the Michigan Rains Hamper Rescue Work In Storm Area NBWTON, MLss.. I-'eb. 14. IUP» — The Ilcri Cross reported toduy that the tornado Mint knifed (tirou^Ii Hie outskirts oi his town TYMuy killed 10 persons. John Ncwcomb, general field rcp- re.s.'nliiltvi! ot tho Rod Cross in sis-sippi gave the new death toll af- Icr overnight oprniUons in the tornado stricken lueix uncovered more bocUt'.s. Tins earlier announcement .suit) "ut lesisl six per- | sons were killod," The tornado uddiuk to this sut- leiings of an cstimuicil 5,030 per- 5011.1 who were mi\dc! homeless a.s [hxxls swept over wide arms of Mississippi nml Tonm\ssc.M'. The tornado accompanied torrential ruins which huve a wo Hen rkvci.s c a u .s I n g I hem to bui&t through dikes nnd levees, sending flood waters rolling over large .sec- ous o( cotton-growing lowlands. Mr. Neweomb said thut at least 5 were Injured "vury .seriously" uri more casualties might be itl.s- ovcrcd after rescue svoikcrs movisl irthcv Into the area. ttrnkci., uprooted tiers sentlcrtMl iwun Ulgluvuys delayed re- Refuses Reward squarely against Sen. Robert A. Tart, R,, O., chairman ol ;he powerful GOP Policy Commlt- ke and a presidential hopeful. Vancienfccrg's committee unanimously approved late yesterday the authorization of $5,300.000,COO for the European recovery program for the 12 months beginning April 1, ERP spending would be at the same rate as asked by President Truman who had called for $6,800,000.000 lor 15 months. The committee also voted to authorize the 51-month program which the plan. America faces "the greMest decision" In Us history because of the "profound nnd In r-reach Ing effect" tf win hnve on the world's future. Hf warned that th« world wll IOM 1U last chance to escape Com mnntat domination If tho plan fails. "Make no mistake." he "Tlie consequences of it.i MIC failure will determine the survlvn of the kind of n world in which democracy. Individual liberty, eco nomic stability mrt peace enn be maintained "There \\ttl bn no opportunity To A second RUCM." He hailed BHL Tin 16!) 363 133 697 372 339 .Jodie L. Nabers yesterday filed • Totals iW'.tli the Mississippi Couiuy Elcc- j vicn Commission n.s c-iiKiidati* in ll:e Municipal r];'ci:cn i;u April 6 KJr*W for alderman of the Second Ward- j ^ CTT Mr. N T .ibers will be seeking re- j election for his second term on ' S17.237 Final Stucks terms of the proposed ordinance the East Arkan- snmcr.s Cor to^edfqTUial the cor- .' Mftre, authority to \ irincmse lo any imiural '. gas distribution company. j Further steps by the consumers j corporation lo negotiate with a dis- I tributor are being deferred until j the franchises are authorized by the various city councils in the area so that the agency will have something concrete to offer potential distributors. Large Area Ic Be Served When the agency was set up In Forrest- City, H was explained that the cities in the area acting collectively could have a much better chance of interesting a .soundly financed organisation in the possibilities of the area as a potential user of natural gas in large quantities. B'.ytbeville. Osccola, Manila and Lcachville ^n Mississippi county !>avo shown interest in the proposal and the area lo be served extends ao jar South as Helena, North lo Paragould and west to include For- rcH City, McCrory, Bnnkley, and other towns in that part of tho stale. Or nor franchise proposals have becti submitted for consideration here at one time it was estimated that the cost of installing distribution system would be around $3fiO,- COO an additional expenditure iH'ce.^p.ry Lo provide a trunk line lo bring natural yas lo Ihe cily. An arrangement may be made to $54,6&t)! obtain a .source of supply from the 1 Bi'-; anrt Little Inch mains which i \viH~ e<r,-,sU-\u-ieti acvoss Arkansas i u'.ii.n: Wor.d \V::r II by the rjov- ci ninent, or from trunk lines now .serving the Memphis area. TheoC negoiiations. however, would be 508 5.570 3,516 4,237 6.330 4.COO 8,335 3,872 2,312 524 3.004 4,743 1.876 464 on it. This, said Vandenberg ifjll "the trademark of continuity, ' Without »si:-\clfyli^ any fiswfc the ccmmittee recommended S1 W 1 aiJproprlutions Ilirouyh June 30 1952: As the Congress may sub^c- quently decide." The committee vote represctiled i major triumph for Hit President inci Secretary of Sta.e George ^. Mnrslvalj, w)io have urged repeatedly that Congress enact an "adequate" long-range aid program. "I am told," said Marshall m Knoxville, Tenn., "thai a good beginning has been made.' However, there were immediate indications Dial the bill would oc- 031 el workers niul ihivlnn ruins Ilil- n'detl re.sctiu opiu'alions. Alilennnn '!'. O. While, who snr- eycil tlie tornado ilninnKU, said IS 20 houses were llnlencd and boards Irom the lioines vveie scatted all over the lle'.ds. <«uverilor In Sinrtn Aiew According to Ihe Ut'il Crnss. thu <nown dead were Marshull i'hil- ipf. Bl; his wile, aliout 50; Mrs. Vlrsi« P«xe. 58; ller daughter, nowedell Page, 38. A man IdenlUlcd ns Lee Roberts, 65, lislcil earlier as a seventh victim, later' wns reported by hospital initials at having died oj natural caiuses. Newton residents said the sky turned Inky black Jusl bclorc the Iwlstw rlppcil ihroiiKli tlio onlly- \i\f_ residential illslrict. Gov. Ficlilini: Wr!|!lil, wlm was III Newton when thi tornado struck, was uninjured, lie snlil later In J»tkso!i he h not realized Hie was ns, fcjriuus as it turned be. Foil Wnrlh 'll-iiiuill Co. bus drive |j, E. llenry, sixys lie hns no re Ki'ct* at returnhiR JI.100.which w« lost on tile steps of his bus. I! ri'lurneil Ihe money to an million lined rouple wh.i returned lo h bus to ask If he'd fontul the inonc Henry reluseri « reward. —(NE Telcpliolo). GIs in College Get Pay Boost President Signs Bill Increasing Allowance from U.S. *e . European .natlcms for their coope alive efforts to work out their ow recovery, Marshall made hi.i reinarks tn A speech addressed to the national fnrni institute hrre. Hn made the speech by radio his ptanr was Krounded by bad weather n\ Knoxvillc. Tcnn. llr was forced to spend (he njtfit at Knoxville. A<ter mnkint! the rtirllo nrtrfreiui. he spoke off-the-rcrord on a spe- rlnl tolcnhonc hookup to the nu- inaications that tlie Dili wouui o«.- t n« llc[ , here. cn.sion a k n o c t-dowii-drag-out j Tt1 h | s regular speech. Marshal! tight wlien it reaches the Senate . ngnin . c ji BrR(!( | .thatthe SovlctUnlon figl tloor March 1. Tall ndmiueci it is a "ureal im- piovement' 'over tlic: biucprint drawn up by the state department. bsit he acidcd: "I think the amount is still too hisli." and Us nllics were rxplnttlnu European chaos »o cnitT control of the entire continent * . >"ew v or f - Cotton Chancellor to Oscco/o A session of Chancery Court will | Mar. convene Monday morning In the \ May Court House at Osceola with Chan-j July cellor Francis W. Cherry of Jones- j Oct. boro presiding. Duorce suits and: Dec. j NEW YORK. Feb. 14. <UP)1 Close steady. open hiph low close 3175 311)5 3IGS 3184 ^197 .1212 mflO 3'2LJ3 ,1130 31SO 3125 3143 2050 2060 293f> MfiO 2925 2932 ;OM '2931 Heavy rains tontlmied to <lrencli the''nth farm nml ilnlry region IOIIK aJLe|1 llle lortii'do rip] through Newton. In Quitman County, Miss,, a 10- foot earthen levee collapsed under rain and snow-swollen wnlrrs and the town of Crowder wa.s tciuponir- ily fsolnlcd. BonU eviieuatcd over &00 families from that region, ftiul lo Ihn fioulh- oast another 200 persons were ink- en Jrom scUlemcnls ni-nr Ihe Yn- lohusha nnd Boguc Rlvei.s. The vniUm; Toinblpbec Hivor forced 40 fannlie.s to leave their homes in the Aberdeen Columbus arcn nnar the Alabama border. Voter Supply s Shut Off n Four Cities j ll»r Vnlttt frmu) ' At lenst 10 pergont wer« illcd hi a torntido which .ruck Newton, Miss., ycs- cnliiy and thousands wer'» onicless In Mississippi -and 'cnncssee because of floods, Portable army water purl, icntion plants may be rush. :l to one or more of the four 'oiinOH.sce cities where raff- i)f flood waters have shul ft tlie water supplies ol iboul. 25,000 persona, Stati \<ijntant General Hilton But- cr said this morning. Merinwlillc, the over/lowing wat- « of « score or more of rlvcru noil streams wlilch already Imd nmcic more thnn <.000 persons liomelrss ,ivcrf bCBlnnliig to drop •n Uic-lr tiiatlwntcrs but were still ilsliiu dowiulrenin. No rntalltlrs nltrlbulnblc cllreclly ' to tlif llootl hud been reported, but Uinrn wtre ntimrroiij minor accidents, nnd muiiy jjci.sons were marooned tcmixmirlly, Including a busload of pnMi'njjcis ncnr Crossvllle. Grnrr»l RMller was lo rotifer wltli On!. , Clinton S. Btrrkn, i-nmmandcr of the Tennrwee Mll- Itnry Dhlrlcl, today about pojsl- Mlllv nr Dbt.ilnliii.. Ilir portable Iil:mts from rennl^r army sour- Wiiter p]iint§ »t Calumblii and Cvnlervlllt on the Diick River in Middle TeniiMsce and at Sparta on thp Cnlfklller nlvcr In th« Ciimbcrlnnd nioiintnliu were under wntcr, nnd the wntor purification plnnt, »t HniTlman In East- Ten- ncMee WBA covered by a trlbutaYy' of Ihr Tennessee nlvcr. Duck River also covered the water plant at licwtaburir, but wnlcr for the city wns being pumped from » nearby, lake. Columbia ofrlclnl* made plana to beuln hnullng water today from other polqU', and Sparta already was WASHINGTON, Fcb 14. IUP1 — President Trntnua toclny signed Into |aw a men.-urc to boost, tlio ROV- eriunenl'a llvl.i'i; allowances to veterans In -school lo a maximum of $120 a moiilh- ' q.' Tlio new ht|tll«r scale of 5itl»l.t- l(-nce pnvtnenl.s does Into effect April I. 'Hie Vi'lcrnns Aclinlntslrn- tlon snld first, checks Rt the lilghcr rnto. hownvcr. will be delivered nlmut thi' first of May. Veterans Kr-ttlns on-the-Job train- : door.s lo conserve IUR lire nol Included In tile cxli'R I llRlHa were off in g water from Coolcevllte. Power supplies at Columbia an<J CeiUervllle also were threatened.'Ai. Columbia rcsidcnti were asked to burn only one light last night and ndustrlc* and stores closed their power. Street Columbia last nliowntlcc.v Neltlier are farm Iraln- 1 nlKhl. ees, Interns, or parl-llmc .studcnls, At ccntervllle this morntiiK work- Ihe vclcrnns aRrncy snld. A com- men were tmstlly ntackinsj handbag! pnninn bill for llic benefit of on- nronnd Ihe power sub-station a> Joli trainees Is expected to rcnch swirling waters of the Duck River the White House In n week or 10 I crept within a few feet ot th* <li'.vs- ' | lines. ApiH-oxhnntrly a.OH.oni) former Some SIIDW Fulls equity cases will be heaid. Spots close 3285 IIP 47. tually chisee ttie City Council. During the past A T and T 1-19 1-8 made bj the concern which even- 3'c;^r he has been a member of; Anier Tob;\cco .. th^ council's Purchashv;. ?'in^nce . Anaconda Copper and Health and Sanitation Com- : Both Slccl mittces. i Chrysler Mr. Nabeis slated that, as his : G(1 n Electric home nnd bus tries inlcre.sts are in i Gen -Motors obtains the block of fran- bf.-in;4 oiiereti through the fcaiti;'— l^on ol potential consumer.; the East Arkansas aica. All 01 I he larger cities and towns, El.' thevilb. HP would "like lo a larger Blytheville, with lull development of Its business posstbtl- hc .said. "I am more Montgomery Ward .. N V Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Itles." "However." Interested tn buiiclinp a cleaner. | Radio nr.'iv b?iuliful and more tieaK'.iful | Eoconv Vacuum Blvlhcvillc. with imnrovrrl fire and : Slurtobaker . . police pvolcction. I believe thai ihc Standard of health, happiness and moral devcl- Texa.s Corp opmcnt of the community are the Packard most Important responsibilities of U S Steel a city government, and It Is on that platform I announce my candidacy." Mr. Nabcrs said he wa^ takinp no stand on tlie parking meter and city limils expansion Issues. "That's for the people to say." he said of the two Issues Blytheville electors will vote Tor or against April when they elect, three alderman, city clerk, city attorney and Ii2 1-4 31 1-8 31 7-8 54 5-8 32 5-8 SI 1--! SO 12 3-4 81 l-2l 9 3-8 j "Distribution .systems were institl- M '" 8 I led la-st year in Northwestern Ar- usKie in'.- East Arkansas area, and iniucds o, smaller communities Arkart->a-s now have [he ndvan',- , oi natural gas. To date, Mr. Nabers Is the only candidate to file with the County Election Commission for the coming municipal election. The Commission consists of Leroy Carter of Lenchville. Dave S. Laney of Osceola anrt Oliver Clark of Frenchman r, Bayou. Candidates to qualify In the election must file on, or bofor* March 6. 15 1-1 17 t-S 69 3-4 5J 3-8 4 1-8 09 1-2 Weather I to terve Harrison, Bcrry- ' U U(, Eureka Springs and Green FayeUeville, Rogers, Bcn- loi'.ville, Springdale and other towns in the extreme northwestern pan of the stale have had the advantages of natural gas lor years, as have most towns m South Arkansas and West Centra! Aikansas which are near natural ga-s fields. London Police Search for Slayer Of Unarmed Officer in Dark Street Hy Homer .lrnk« IJiillci! Press Staff Corrr-spomleiit LONDON. Keb. 14 i U.P. i—Tile entire metropolilan ]X)lice lorcc alerted today on Scotland Yard's orders lo nvcnge^thc first murder of a London police countable In al least 30 years. They soughl a man in a raincoat who pumped llirefi bullets al almost point-blank raniie Into Constable Nathaniel Edf;ar, 33. a war vt-leran, In the darkness of a suburban street in Nortli 1-ouUon last night. + The killer fled into the rUKlit nals lake advantage of the fact, u-ith his raincoat billowing behind There Is hardly » case on record him. Edgar. In plain clothes, fell where a policeman's killer Im.s nol mortally wounded and died an hour been captured. later without regaining conscious- The traditionally unarmed offl- ncss. ,cers were warned by their isupcr- Night strollers saw the killer and | | orR (ni ,t, the killer probably was gave the police a description of the t prepared to shoot It out lo avoid mnn which was flashed throughout capture. Neverthelr.^s. .Scotland yard Ihe metropolitan police district. forbade the Issue of arms, even V "Wanted for murder of a police officers In thr Winchmore Hal constable." th c message said. "A J a rea. man. aged about 25. dark-halieri, wearing light mac (overcoat)." Within an hour , score of Dollre , (v)lcn .. were searching backyard;, base- ; m ^., ^ cgmercA Arkansas forecast: Pair and nol so cold today, partly cloudv tonight and Sunday. Colder Sunday and in Norm portion tonight. Minimum this morning—28. Maximum yesterday-40 Sunset today—5:42. Sunrise tomorrow—6:46. Precipllatlon, 24 hours lo T n.m. today—.22 Total since Jan. 1—8.73. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—34. Normal mean for Feb.—43 4 Thi, Date lasl Yt»r Minimum this morning—31, Precipitation, J» n .1 to this date —3.18, New Orleans Rabbi Addresses B'nai B'rith R.ibbi Jeiome Mark ot New Or- I irsns, .secretary of tlie Grand Lod^e lot B'nal B'rith. spoke here last night before a meeting of members of the organization's I MiUer I/xlge. In Temple Israel. He discussed the Hebiew Inllu- ente in the formation of a democratic government for the United States. Specially invited guests attended Irom Carulhcrsvnle, Osceola and Blytheville. Among those present from other cities was Mayor Ben H. Butler of Osceola. f A spokesman sAld revolvers ani i other arms would be handed on "the man In tli red and began I' Pastor to Speak On Americanism At Jaycee Session Tlie Rev. H. L. Roblsdn. pastor of he West Blytheville Parish, will be irlncipnl speaker Monday night on \ program in observance of "Amcr- cnnlsrn Week" at a meeting ol thr. Junior Chamber ot Commerce In ,he Jaycee club rooms. Tlie mectini: is scheduled lo begin nt ^ p.m. '.vlth a supper »r- :in^cd by :n<'inbr[S of the Jayc<:c Americanism Committee. A film on Americanism also will be show at the meeting. The Rev. Mr. Rolnson has bce:i n<;a;ed in orKatmatlonal work wit-h varied groups lor the p^st '.!« | years. For more than five years be j directed thn activities of boys rep- | resenting 28 nationalities in Kt. Louis. He will spi'iik on <if • Amcrir;,m. which lie il-crntly | compared lo n-HRion when lit- s«wl it "Lr something that concerns the complete life or Ilir one experiencing il." Thi: RL-V. Mi. Rol)l.-on came to Bjythcville In (lie Fall of 1910 is pastor of the rural areas In the West Dlythcvlllc Parish. The pastor, who contends that Ihe spiritual life of the rural parishioner should be as fully planned (or as (hat o[ Ihe servicemen .studying full-limn under Ihe a i BUI of RlKlit.'i. nlong with ituist of the 147,000 disabled veterans In IrnininK uirdcr : vocational rehabilitation ncl. will benefit [rtun the bill Mr. Truman signed to ciny. The men.sure talscs monthly veterans administration subsistence cliri;ks from Sfi5 to $75 for single vrtrrnnK; from $0(1 lo $105 for those witli one dependent: and [rom $J10 U> S12N lor those with two or more dependents. Congress oKnyed the boosts in response tn FI ri.sinK clamor from Ol college students that I' no longer Is pos.siblc to live on the payments set up in IO-1'i when tbc GI bill was rnnrted. Tli,. rrjinpanlon bill to tntse the "celling" on combined income [rom government checks and private employment for on-Job trainees sllll Is In Cnnprcs-s. . Dla to help in tl Mempnian s Deals ocncr«i BHHCI • , ' "regular army is Prove Expensive . For Home Owners At It-asl tbrc resl- property and also material for tlie same materials which were to have been paid tor by a Memphis contractor who .solicited repair Jobs and offered to arrange the financing. vtlle firm which supplied the ma- The heavy rains, which had dropped from four to eight Inchca of water over Ihe state since Wednes- dn.v. had slopped this morning, but the flood situation was aggravated by freezing tcmpcrr-tures and light snow In 'ninny communities. General Butler said he was ready to recommend that National Ciuurd be called out, tf necessary, and already had ordered guard commanders in the Hooded arcm to cooperate with city officials r>n a volunteer basis. A 10-man detachment of national guard troopi was called out last night at Shel- byvlllc to "help mil," he said. lied Cross chapters throughout the affected areas were working at top speed. State highway department and municipal trucks were being used to help evacuate families and haul supplies. Tlie Naval Reserve nt Nashville sent an amphibious truck duck) to Columbia to help in thc rescue work. said that the gulnr army is cooperating vVh us In every way" and added that assmilt boats and additional ducks probably would be made available if required. MennwIuU'. more than 1,000 fam- ilies—nn estimated total of mor* Ulytheviilc (lent*, and perhaps more, today were j u 4 j^ persons—had been eVoc- faced will, mortgages on lltelr | 1|nlc<| ,„ ,,, e tlood scc ttons of middle and East Tennessee, and still more were expected to leave their homes today as flood crests moved, down the Cancy Pork. Cumberland and Duck Rivers as well a* num- i erous creeks In Middle Tennessee. 300 faml- rhmrh membra w.«_>f»l_a^» j torlals for MVinplilsVontrac'tor said ue^'wcre'^ctiatM yesterday but . i was still rising at Columbia aod ngainst Ihe real eslate lo prolcct i Ce ntfrvllle on Its way to join the his firm from loss by reason ot I ,,.„„„«„, H i v , r nni . nu<-k w»« the conlractor's fnihire lo pfly for menls. alleys and the dimly-lit h . ., . .„ streets of mlddleclas.s Winclimorc • snoOT "• mn "*" ' Hill, scene of the murder. Etl ? ar w » s °" plain clotlies jn I Every available squad car «as .burglar patrol when he was sla In. sent to cairv out a street by street » *«* » test P»trol for him. If he hunt over an area of five square : had made good he was t/> havn miles. Taxis were slopped ,,,<1 I *«n p.omolcdo detective n the iTIircscnlatlvr of this district to Hie : he vvas torccd lo file three Hens Rural Lile Conterenc in Lincoln. NeV.r., lust S^immev. Ob-servniU'C of "Americanism Week" here is being handled by Ihe Jai'cces liirough their Americanism Committee. "Americanism Week" About tlie Siinie lime il was dis- ; day at about 55 feet, seven to- feet Finance their drivers questioned. Buses were halted and their passengers scrutinized. At watch was kept on subway stations and all nlghl civics. ; criminal Investigation division »l ' Scotland yard. The only cluci found on the scen e were three J8 Al dawn Ihe entire metropolilan ridge cases only « tew feet front police force of 14,000 unllormed : Edgar's body oulslde a garage. Po- mcn and 2,000 plalnclothts police, which covers an area radiating lice theorized he may have been shot when he challenged the killer. nearly 20 miles from the center of Scotland yard officials said the Ijondon. was ordered on the alert murder was the. first ot a London lor "Ihe man hi Ihe mac." 1 policeman In 30 years. They pored London policemen do not carry j over dusty and pellowed records firearms except on special duty, but to determine just when th e last _ closed Ihat a Memphis. began Feb. 12. Lincoln's birthday, j agency, which purchased FHA ap- and cuds Fob. 22. Washington's proved loans from the same con- birthday, j tractor, is making an effort to 'collect on Ihe loans which nre i abnut five time.s ns high as tne bills for hnnber used in making the repairs One of lite •victims of the ap- Oodfrey L. White of Osceola. j parent overcharge, B Negro, asked .secretary of thc Mississippi Conn- assistance from a. businessman here above the record 48-foot , level reached In 1902. Stone River was falling In Murfreesboro where more than 150 families wcr e evacuated yesterday, and first creek and other small streams were expected to crest today In Knoxville, East Tennessee, where water stood In 150 houses of Tennessee's fourth largest city this morning. ty Farm Bureau, will attend a I in Ihe cily when he discovered! The Tennessee River, which cour- meetlng or tlie Fruit and Vege- | thnl his home was mortgaged for j ses. South through East Tennessee table Committee of Ihc Arkansas approximately $500, and that he land north to divide Middle and Farm Bureau Federation In Little I also had a material lien against I West Tennessee, was controlled - Farm Bureau Committee Calls Meeting Rock Feb. 20. Mr White Is a member of Ihe committee which was recently appointed by R. E. Short of Brink- ! the property for about $100. Tennessee Valley Authority dami The Negro said the Memphis and flood gates aud was not ex- man, who persuaded him to sign peeled to flood. However, the Ten- some papers, had indicated It would nessee River WM high and it It R rare occasion when crlml- policeman was killed In London. ' Bureau. ley. president of the Arkansas Farm cost about $2(M to make needed re- reported to b« Hooding, iome low' pairs on his Tiouse. lands.

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