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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT KJKIU/QDAOITO f-\m vj-in«w»wAM» *••><«•.*.,. ^^ ^^^^ W V ^^^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 1-13 Blythevllle Daily News Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Hern Id Mississippi ViUlcy Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEROFNOR-ngU CT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSCUIU m.YTUKVlLUO, ARKANSAS, TWCSDAY, SKH'KMBEK <), Firsf-Day School Enrollment Up For Blytheville 64-Pupil Increase Noted Exclusive of Annexed Districts A total of 1.847 student.'!, an In- crca.sc of <i4 over last, year's first enrollment of 1.7S3, entered Illythcvillc schools yesterday increases In all but Lnngc' and Eudbury Schools, school officials announced today. These are not Jinal figures students will continue to enroll this week, it was polled out. The faculty has been In- Heavy Guided Missile Fired From Deck of Big Ship at Sea By MAUIIEKN CO ill UN I'nlU'il 1'rrss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, SC |,l. 9. iu.P.)_Every coastline in the world potentially within ranse of American guided missiles today followi historic V-2 rocket-firing test by a ship at sea. Military leaders acclaimed n "new era" in watching the 45-oao-ton aircraft carrier Midway captured German v-2 from Its massive decks last Saturda near Bermuda. .. naval wnrtnrc alter .successfully iiiuncii a SOUlCWhci'C The secret, operation proved that the 28,000-pouncl weapon car be fired from anywhere on the high seas. Heretofore the missile whose recorded range is 350 miles has been fired only from land bases The demonstration also promised to give new fuel to tliosc who believe the day of the battleship is over. Besides launching its usual fleet of planes, it was Haiti a rock- creased, with three new position? in the High School, to bring the total to 32 teachers, and one addition in the Junior High School to increase the, faculty to 12. Although only 27 teachers were listed on the High School faculty list last year, two other teachers, instructors for the veterans' program, did work and were incorporated with the faculty this year to make a total increase of five. There possibly will be another faculty addition in Junior -High and Mrs. R. A. Bcrryman. music teacher who last year divided her time between Junior High and the grade schools will work full time at grade .schools this year. Three Schools Annexed Also added to the personnel are nine teachers, six white and three Negro, of Recce, Flat Lake and Clear Lake Schools, consolidated In the Blytheville system this year for the first time. New teachers in addition to those previously announced arc Miss Mary Ellen Hill, member of tlie High School language department, who received her degree in Spanish and French from the University of Arkansas. Faycttc- villc arid Charles H. Geer, social science teacher in Junior High. First day enrollment figures as compared to last year's are the following: High School, 527 this year, 474 last year; Junior High School. 313 this year, 290 last year; Central, 262 this year, 233 la.st year; Langc, 263 this year, 275 last year; Sudbury, 415 ' this year. 443 last year; Yarbro, 61 this year, 60 last yean The rural schools included in the Blytheville district for a first time this Fall,.held Summer sessions and will not open their Fall terms unti] later. Pupils in grades from the first through the sixth in these annexed districts will continue to attend classes in their home communities, but. the junior high and senior high pupils arc attending school in Blytheville. el-firing carrier off- by shore and bombard land installations with far greater power than present day battleships. Tlic supersonic V-2 was .said to be "t-.vo to three limes heaviei than any guided missile used the Navy. Navy officials were highly pleased over Ihc fact that the launching machinery "functioned properly" and in no way hindered planes from taking off from ih c decks immediately after the firing. But they admittedly were disappointed in the rocket's premature explosion after a six-second, six- mile Journey into space. They said been set lo travel Us fidl it had range. The Navy was tighl-llppcd about details of ihc dramatic show, but It was learned lliat the V-2 (1) left the deck at a "better than 45- dcgrcc" angle and (2) carried no warhead but merely a small explosive charge lu destroy it.sclf. Navy spokesmen refused lo describe ihc launching apparatus but emphasized thai the modifications made on Ihc Midway, one of the Navy's two largest carriers, did not affect flight operations. They said more te.sl.s were in order althouKh the Midway headed back lo Ilcimiula after its single liriiiK. Tlie Navy is working up a rocket of Us own. Ihe "Neptune," which is slated lo reach a -200-mile alli- tudo "straight up" as compared lo the V-2's recorded 114-mile height. H is also building the halllcship Kentucky and a cruiser lo carry guided missiles. Spokesmen have said there is "no clear limit" to tlie possible slice of the carrier. Truman Asks No Favors as Shellbacks Plan Pollywoq Initiation at Equator By 'MERItlMAX SMITH United Press White lltiusc Reporter ABOARD BATTLESHIP MISSOURI. Sept. 9. (up, _ president Truman .served nollce today that the first, family wanted no favors when the time comes for King Neptune and Davy Jones to initiate him and other "pollywogs" at the crossing of the equator. Twirling a cane as he paced the decks of this battlewngon on his voyage home to Washington. Mr.] Truman made it plain that his high office should not he a barrier to the anticipated horseplay scheduled for Thursday. And that goes for daughter, Margaret, Ion "I will arrange for everyone to get his fair share, including my daughter." he said. iVir. Truman took advantage of tl»! bright sunny day Lo pace the decks with his cane, and to inspect the Missouri's powerful guns. He walked into a 16-inch gun turret and visited a five-inch gun turret where Gandhi in Delhi To Try to End iqious Riots Drouth Damage Soars in State Losses Estimated At Million Dollars Per Day for a Month BY BOB BHOWN (United Press Stuff Correspondent) LITTLE. ROCK, Ark.. Sept. 0.— (UPl—The hot dry spell has cost Arkansas farmers and stockmen $1,000.000 a day for the pasl 30 days, according to O. B. Brown, Univer- India's Saint Seeks To End Bloodshed ; In Strife-Torn City . , By ItOHEHT C. .MII.l.KR (IhilU-il IVrM sijfT Correspondent) NEW DKUil. Sepl. 9. (UP)— Mohandas K. Gandhi, India's "saint." arrived In lire-swept, riot-lorn New 13elhi today, determined lo maKo R supreme personal vlliirflo halt Ihb hloodip.si religious outbreak which ever has swept India's capital and nearby no man's land of Punjab. The governor-Kciieral's bodyguard was placed at the disposal of the military commander or the Delhi area and put rolled the streets with units of the Indian armored forces and a battalion or Kurklms. The estimated death toll in New Delhi thus far wa.s placed at 200. Passions were rimnlni; so hltsh thai nol even Gandhi— revered by "11 i)( India as an almost God-like character -was sufc and s])eclal measures were lakcn lo prelect him Hijiihint attack. Gandhi, coming irom Calcutta where his preaching of moderation.' and fellowship between Hindus and! Moslems had (inlctcd thai city aflen 1 riots as desperate as llmse raging' here, had planned lo yo straight to Ihc Punjab. Chances Travel 1'laiis . ' Tint the sudden eruption of disorder here caused a change in .his plans. As he was airivinu a new spate of murder and arson swept the old city or Delhi despite iwlicc efforts to bring the city under control. Special precautions were being taken to insure Ihe safety of Americans in tills Hindu capital where Democrats See Growing Need For Restoring Price Controls By JOHN I,. S1>:KI,K llnital Press SUff Correspondent WAi-'IIINC.TON. -Sept. 9. (U.IM-The steady rise In living costs maj briny n strong drive for restoration of price controls wlien conxres- reconvenes. Bens, inu-ley W. Kilgore. IX, W. Va., and Joseph c. O'M.ihoncy, D-. Wyo.. snld the country was "clamoring" lor some action against nigh prices. They disagreed with a statement by R-. O., lhat ihcrc was no domestic Issues of Congress. ^ Kilgore said he favored restoration of price controls unless there SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ken, Robert A. Tall, requiring a special session was a sudden break spiral, and predicted 111 Ihe price many olhcra »oulri .share hl.s view. He expressed hope that President Truman would make such a recommendation in Ills January rrpnri to Congrc.ss on the nation's economic health. Til (I. ehnlrman of Ihc Scnalc- Republican i>ol!ey Commitlee, expressed liLs opposition to a special session to newsmen at Columbus. O prior lo starling his ixMillcal lour of the West. O'Mahcucy predicted Hint before Tafl had traveled verv far he would limi u,at "domc/itlc issues arc clamoring f (>r attention," He .said the recent boost in prices on most .steel products represented "Hie most tragic decision ever taken by business leaders." rrndiic-tlon is Needed "Tim decision to raise prices rather limn expand production, although steel profits arc far above load'ng for him Guerrillas Waging War In Philippines CLA'RK FIELD, PHILIPPINES, Sept. 9 (UP) —The 13th Air Force has reported to Gen. Douglas MacArthur that 'Philippine insurgent forces have made armed attacks ageinst Americans, looted U. S. government property and fired on a U. S. plane. Aii Force oliiccr.s said most of the. incidents can be charged to the llukbalahaps. a guerrilla group that never was disarmed after World War II. The Huks are believed to have Communist support. The officers said the Huks — reportedly numbering more than 100.COO armed men—may be striving to discredit if not overthrow the <Roxas government and possibly loicc withdrawal of U. S. troops Irom the islands. They reported that: Seven U. S. Army men and tho infant child of a U. S Army officer have been killed in the scries of incidents to dale. An American trainer plane was fired on. but not hit. during a routine training flight out of Clark Field Aug. n. Weather ARKANSAS—Paiily cloudy today loiliijhl and Wednesday. Widely scaltcred aflcrnoon thundcrshowers No important lempcralurc changes' Livestock ST. I.OUIS NATICX'AL STCCK- YARU5. Sept. 9 (UP) — Livestock: Hogs 7.8CO; salable 7,500. Barrows and gills 53; lo mostly 75c lower than average Monday. Sows 2oc lo SOc tower. Bulk of 183 to 253 Ibs 29.23.23; top 22.23 for liberal share of run. 160 to 180 Ibs largely 277523; 130 to 150 Ibs 25-27; 100 to 'l20 ibs 22-24; most sows under 45» Ibs 5350-25.2S: heavier kind.s 2050-2275- stags 14-17.50; boars 12.50-15 ' ' Catllc 5.8CO; salable 5,500- calves 2.5CO. all salable. Opening trkdc active and .strong on good and choice steers and heifers, with common and medium kinds less active, but about steady. Cows fullv steady with action considerably "improved over Monday. Bulls steady, vealers SOc higher. A few loads and lots of good and choice steers B9.50-3325; latter price for average good kinds'. Top medium and low good steers around 25.25-26; choice mixed steers and heifsrs lo 33.50; good and top good kinds 25-2; a lew good cows Ifi.fiC-lS.SO. the gun crews put and firing denionslration with dummy ammunition. BeTore luncheon, the President received the ship's officers in a brief ceremony on the deck where the Japanese signed their surrender lo Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Then he inspected the Missouri's two enlisted, men's messes, indicating his satisfaction both with the quality of the chow and its preparation. At 8 a.m., the Missouri was 702 miles out of Rio de Janeiro, ami 280 miles off the Bnr/.ilian coast. The shellbacks counted noses this morning and found Ibat they were far oulnumbercd by the neophyte pollywogs aboard the 55,000-ton battlewagon. yester- sity of mist. Arkansas extension econo- violence raged throughout day and last night. Six police officers were detailed to provide a special guard for Can-' dhi. Threats have been directed against Ihe 78-year-old leader b.v his own Hindu people, resenlful of his campaign to hall the vicious circle of Hindu-Moslcm-Stkh warfare which lias c;a;m«l thousands of lives and dcslroyed millions in properly. Gandhi left the train from Cal- cutta In a New Delhi suburb 1 *here he was met by a. millionaire Indian : and BU-%, the last yeiir. will bn felt by everyone of the 537,000 businesses which the Automobile Manufacturers' Association In Its current yearbook says depends upon Iho automobile Industry." O'Mahoncy declared. KIlRCiro said high juices would have lo be considered by congress In ciinnecllon with Increased aid to Europe because II will be ne- cessriry "1C- .slabllkc ihe value of those- (foreign) loans." The $:U50.COU,000 BrilKli loan, he .said, has depredated iibout 40 pel- cent In purchasing power because of high prices hero. Kilgore al.so chiirscd lhat the National As-soclallon ol Munulao- lurers lulled to observe u "promise" made lo congress 'when price cell- Ings were removed. The promise, lie said, was that prices sunn tlicrc- aflrr would be slabtll/.«l. Me warned that high prices eventually might mean "n conlroltcil economy... ievolullon might IK a long term conclusion." Light Breeze Brings Welcome Coolness Afite Thermometers Hit 101 Wllh cloudy skies and a light brcexc bringing welcome coolness to Ihc Hlythcvllle area tod»y, the un- i preci'denled September lieat wave appeared lo be faltering uller Old : Sol sent Ihe mercury here to a peak of 101 degrees yesterday, the fifth time this month temperatures have exceeded the century mark. If not nl an end, at le»st tem- lornry relief was felt today from he heat wave which sent temper- itui-es over the 100-degree mark on ill but three of the first eight days of this month. Yeslcrdiiy was tho 52nd rlny since helpful rain fell In Norlh Mississippi County but farmers today eyed hoirefully overcast nklcs that gave a talul promise of moisture. Unvc.sl temperature recorded here luring lasl night was 72 degrees, according to Robert E. Blaylock, official weather observer. Today's coolness onderi a scorch- inn week which saw temperatures Missco Educator Males Seek Haven in 'Club' to Prevent Clipping Pockets Alonq With Hair A croup of men, contcmplntingi the news of barter shop rate Increases with faces Blowing long and hair mowing longer, loday appeared lo bnvc abandoned Ihe Idea of home-made haircuts and turned lo I proposed organised move to "keep dur pockctbooks from being clipped along with our hair." , 1 (It wa.s announced earlier that the cosls of haircuts and shaves had umi Increased in ISly'thcvillc and Luxora). Takini; a lip from Ihc ladles, who organized "Lilllc Delo.w Ihc Knee Clubs" lo combat a drop In Ihe hemline, the men have banded lo- grlhcr here In a "Llltlc Below Ihc Ears Club" lo do something about »n Impending drop in the hairline. Let it drop, they say. The hnir- Unc, lhat Is. Tlie farther It drops, , the more the cost of having the drop, nu Maur lias a ' -~.w..,,. I-.I.L tn IIIK: wiin i the precautions lakcn for his safety he was housed instead in the huge Birla mansion across the street from the British high commissioner's office—one ol the besl protected arcae of Delhi. Marshall to Head U. S. Delegation At UN Assembly WASHINGTON. Sept. 9. lUI'l — Sccrelary of Slate George C. Marshall will leave here Friday for Nciv York to head personally the U. S. delegation at the United Nations General Assembly which opens next Tuesday. Marshall's decision to spend a good part of the next two months personally leading the American delegation wa.s announced by State Department spokesman Lincoln While. II rcflcclcd Ihc importance Marshall attaches to the forthcoming UN meeting at which Ihe United Stales will raise the entire G^ck question, obstructed by a Soviet veto in the Security Council. This country al.so may brin^ up olhcr Balkan problems and the stalemate in Korea, issues which also have failed of solution in negotiations among Ihe allies. North Missco Cancer Clinic to Be Arranged A cancer clinic will be held here soon. Mrs. Gilbert I). Hammock. "I believe this estimate Is con- aml industrialist. 1 servative.'. 'Brown ' declared '"'Today-. I" 1 3irlaTurnM~ci\'t'i-; "and the loss to Arkansas agricnl-! Malmtn " 1 - . , ture will continue to be $1.000,0001 vc B °' lc to the 1 lowly a day or more until Ihc stale has n/fwccpers colony. But in line w ith general'rain." Brown said Ihe c „ „ _ 6V . eight of the stale's leading crops* B "' lil '"""sion across the street from slumped from r, predicted SI50.-130.-'"'" """'-'• ' ' 000 on Aug. 1 to about $420,000.000. "If the dry weather continues, the loss will be still larger in the next two weeks." he said. Taking the greatest loss arc Ihc cotlon fanners who .saw the'offi- cial government estimate slump from 1,640,000 bales Aug. 1 lo 1.425.000 bales yesterday. This would amount lo a drop from $297.000.000 lo $265,500,000 ill the value of the cotton crop alone. Brown predicted a corn crop drop of about $1,000,000. a slight reduction in rice production, a slump of $3,000.000 in hay, a slump of $400.000 in soybeans, a slump of $100,000 in apples, and a reduction In livestock where numbers of cattle arc losing weight and in .some instances dying directly or indirectly because of the dought. Brown also pointed out that the dry weather is causing livestock growers to move Ihcir slock to market at an earlier date to lake advantage of the,high prices and lo avoid high feed costs. China Proposes British Deal With Egyptians LAKK SUCCESS. N. Y.. Sept. !). 'UPl—China askcrt ;hc United Na- iion.s security council today lo order Kpypt and Great Britain to resume direct, negotiations over withdrawal of British troops from the Nile Valley. China prepared a resolution noting Egypt's "natural desire" for Brilish troops lo leave Es.vpi Th.i resolution suggested that Britain and Egypt carry on riireci negotiations over Ihc dispute, and report back lo Ihc Security Council by Jan. 1. 'An nftcrncon meeting at which the council was scheduled to de- commandcr of the newly organized 1 1;al1 - ll; c Chinese proposal was post- North Mississippi County Commit- I no "cd until Wednesday at the r?- tcc of the American Cancer So- ' luesl of several delegations. The session will bo Ihe first presided over by Soviet- Delegate Andrei Gromyko since Oc' 25. similar proposal was defeated weeks ago. bin sentiment on council apparently favored tho clcty. said loday when she also disclosed plans for attending a state convention of the society Oct. 6 in Newport. The new commander also gave names cf other officers who have been elected. They arc Mrs. Bernard Allen, secretary-treasurer, and Harold Sudbury, chairman. She said (hat probably another officer also would attend the stale convention. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, Sept. 9. (UP) — Cotton closed steady: open high March .1063 3110 May 3039 3083 July 2970 3008 Oct 3101 3145 °ec 3072 3115 3066 3107 Spots closed 3221; up 47 low close 30GO 3102 3038 3015 2060 2999 3099 3136 A two Ihc proposal now so thai the council could clear iis dcck.i of the issue before the opening of the UN General Assembly a week from today. Levee Work Authorized By Engineers • Col. E. I>. LDL-k Jr.. in charge of U. B. Engineers of the Memphis District, loday announced award- ins of a contract foi an estimated $eC',2S2 50 in drainage construction to the..Iichland Construction Co.. Inc.. of Morgan City. La., for work on Ihc Smith levee o! the Elk Chulc Drainage District in Uunklin County. Missouri. Tlie work will include installation of flood Rales aloni; a princip.il East-West ditch. Alvih (Bo) Hul- Ini'in Jr. of lilytlicvillc. a member or the drainage district commission, .said loday. The South levee i.s located approximately 12 miles Norlh- we.st of Blytheville. The construclion firm is now as- seinblying Ihc balance of the equipment ncccsscry to begin the work, Mr. Huffman said. The work i.s expected to be completed in approximately 60 calendar days, according lo Colonel Lock. A S38.CBD contract also has bcm let lor rlcaniii!; work on one of HIP principal Norlh-Soillh ditches in tiin district. Mr. Iiuffmnn said. Other members of the drainage dislrict commission include Russell Phillips of Blythevllle, vise prcsidcvit: Missouri Supreme Court Judge John H. Bradley of Kennctt. president; J. E. Jahcs of Sieclc, and Joe Uollins of Reeves. Lawrence Brad.'ov of Kennctt is Secretary-treasurer ol the district, and Klbcrl Ford, also of Kennctt. i.s attorrey for th-j district. They arc not members of the commission. darned stun trimmed will .'.the organizing males. ' LBE Club, with designing of tershlp certificates already un•»'. nfts tts " s stated purpose *To'.Kcep Ihc Ears Warm in Wln- ,er and Shaded in Summer." (A tenlativc listing of officers Includes a president, a vice president n charge of ears, a vice president n charge of hair and a vice pre.sl- dent In charge of the president.) This move may give the laundries its. for when the hairlines creeps over the collar, who's going to know whether'H's clean or not? In fact, uch n situation may drive collars out of the fashion picture. Tlie more romantic women will Ike Ihc longer hair, these men feel. After all, what woman gets a Ihrlll out of running her hand through crew, haircut. Like making love a whisk broom. But when the t.BE Club members get their lock.s agrowing, they'll have enough hair 'or a woman to run both hands hrough. Heck, they could lake-lift their ihocs and run through Ihc .stuff bare fool. A smull boom may result In thrr sale of large, ccnnniny-sl/c bottles uf hair oil. A new field may bu opened for the brush companies. Hollywood, look lo your lnurcl.s! flair grows long in olhcr stales, toy. Senate Group to Act On British Emergency WASHINGTON, Sepl D. (UPl .The Senate Appropriations Commil- irc today was summoned back lo Washington for an emergency meeting on what was described as a crllical .situation In western Germany. Chairman Styles Bridges. U. N H., ordered Ihe committee to ic- lurn for a meeting with Wir and State .Department, officials on Sept, Baptists Seek Million To Enlist as Tithers Mrs. C. 7i. Holland of Ihc Firsi Baptist Church of Jonesboro .spoke last niKhi lo numbers of Ihc Men's motherhood of First Baptist church en the "Tithers Enlistment Campaign/' which is fostered by Southern and Arkansas Baptists. Goal for Ihe campaign is a million tithcrs amonc southcrr Baptists. The First Baptist Churcl here will co-opcralc in Ihc campaign, vith September as campaign month and Oct. 5 as "Tith- ers Enlistment Sunday," it was announced. Rosco Crafton. president, con ducted the mccling. The Hcv. o B. Bledsoc, associate pastor o First Baptist Church, gave 111 Invocation and the Rev. J»i«e full, I ho bonprticMlon. Spilled Gasoline Fires Six Homes, Blocks Highway MOUNTAINSIDE. M. J., Sept. 0.— IMP)—A gasoline trailcr-lnicK overturned on a four-lane highway north of here today, and nearly 5.000 gallons of blazing gasoline poured down the putters, destroying tree-; mid setting fire lo six resiliences and a filling station. Damage was estimated at $30.000 in what police and fire officials called one of the most spectacular accidents in .state highway history. The flames, roaring more than ICO feet high, blocked traffic on Route 29 for four .lours. The Springfield. N. J.. [ire department helped extinguish the blaze. Six families, comprising from 20 to 25 persons, ran from their homes when tile flamc.s -shot, through their Iront windows. All (scaped safely. The truck driver, James J. Miller. 2H, of Scranton, Pa., .suffered serious Injuries and burns when he was thrown from the cab. lie wa.s lakjn lo Overlook Hospital, Suir.mil. N. J. climb lo the all-1941 devices .Sunday. high of 105 Offered New Post Taft-Hartley Law Upheld in Court Federal Judge Rules Against CIO Union Seeking Injunction •FOHT WORTH. Tex., Sept. 0.— (UD—-The anti-Communist provisions of I be Tnfl-IIartlry law were upheld loday In one of the flr.- major court tests of thi> new codr Federal District Judges T. Whit field Davidson ruici.i thai Ihc government "had tho constilutloiui right to limit actions of any agency who would destroy .representative. Boyernment by the Institution Communism." The cicclsion mis' rendered on petition by tlie Port Worth local ol the CIO United Oil Workers Union, asking for an injunction to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from (arcing nnjpn officials to sign affidavit:! denying Communist affiliations. Union attorneys argued that, the law Is discriminatory and unconsli- tulioiml because it forces union officials lo submit affidavits bill docs not require the same action of employers. The case 'fe'roi-'bul ol an election cchednlcd among employes of the Deep Oil Development Co., of Wichita Palis, Tex., last month. The election was postponed Indefinitely on Aug. 20 because the union had not proved that its officers and those of the international union and the OIO were not Communists. The postponement wns ordered by this National Libor Rotations Jioarct at Washington. The ca.se Involve;! about 103 union members employed here by Deep Oil. It was slmllnr lo more than 3.COO other barRainlng elccliom which were pending when Ihc Taft- Harliey law supplanted Uic \Vng- ncr Act on Aug. 22. The new law requires all union officers to flic affidavits certlfyinr: that they arc not Communists. Unions must flic financial .statements and affidavits .showing the snlnrlc.> of officers and the manner of llieir election. Philip J. Deer, School Supervisor, Und«ci4«d On Taking New Job 1'hilip ,J. Deer, supervisor of schools in Mississippi Count)', today was considering whether he would accept an appointment tendered yesterday to the office of supervisor of records nnd reports, a new officer in the State Department of Erucation with headquarters in Little Hock. ..... The offer was tendered yesterday ai a meeting of Ihc state board Llltlc Iiock hut Mr. Deer this morning .said that he would not ninkc any decision until after he has an omiorlunlty to 'discuss 'th M! i° r i wllh calk) Thc . Co "" ty Board of the f Edu- 1'IIll.ir J. DKKK Fire Follows Explosion on River Steamer PltTSBURClH. Sept. 0. (UH) — The .river excursion stctimer Island Queen was rocked by H heavy explosion today as It lay docXcc! 'in the Munongahclu River here. The explosion rocked the downtown Golden Triangle section of the city. Clouds of smoke rose from the New York Stocks p.m. Storks 2:30 A T and T . Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper . Beth steel Chrysler Gen Electric. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Ccnlrai Int Harvester ... Norlh Am Aviation Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum . Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packtrd M 8 Steel 150 l-l 73 l-2 33 1-3 £6 1-8 56 1-4 35 7-8 56 7-8 575-8 14 l-l 81 l-l 8 25 1-a 1 7-« 15 7-8 20 73 1-2 69 1-4 43-4 67 7-H H. J. Cupp Ordered Held For Trial; Brother Freed II. J. Cupp. 2-1. of lilylhcvillr Wi , s ordered held to await action of I!rnml Jury on a charge of robbery following a preliminary hearing lii Municipal Court Ihis morning In connection with Ihc robbery here lasl week of Johnny L'uwing, Necro cab driver. His brother, Lcland Cup]). -15, was Klvcn a hearing on a charge ol grand larceny and the case agalnsl htm dismissed. Bond for H. J. Cupp w^as set at $1000. The brothers were arrested early Tuesday morning alter Euwln- reported he had been robbed or $M by two men on South 21sl Slrcel Eiiwlng Identified I be men in court today but said that only Ihc younger Cupp demanded ihiil he Mil-render his money. county board Is headed by c. F. Tompklns of Burdelte nnd a uiiicllng tias been scheduled for ocpt. is in Iho court House here Mr. Llccr has held the ixwltlon of county supervisor 'of schools *l"ce 1942. During the past five years he has been active in :lhc school district consolidation program to reduce the "number o( small districts In the county. . Since he has been county supervisor. nlno school districts have been eliminated. Six have been reorganized nnd two other are at Heads Hillary Club , Mr. Deer also has been active In the Improvement of instruction in the county school program. Last ycur seven extension courses were given nnd reached approximately 200 teachei'H. V Also active In civic programs, Mr Leer Is a member of the County Library Board and Is president of ' Ihe Blythevllle Rotary Club. He came lo Mississippi Counlv In 1IB4 and until 19W was supe'iln-" tcndcnt of the Whitton School In Eonth Mississippi County. Before coming lo this, counly, Mr DccV was connected with the Union County public schools. He received his bachelor's degree from Arkansas Stale Teachers College at Coir* ay and his master's "degree from' Peabody College'at Nashville. Tenn.. in 1941. He has also done work beyond > that required for his masters degree." Armorrt .School Gets loan The State Board of iWucation in <"»»''•, I " C -, " """I—, <lc o k f "XlfTEffecK. Windows In buildings on Water for Ihc Armorcl Schooito be drawn Street, which parallels Hie wharf I from the state department's revolv- wcre .shattered. The boat makes nighlly cxcur- n Irlps on the Monongahcla and Ohio Rivers. It had been scheduled to Bull nl 0 p. m. tonight. The .superstructure was caved in ly tlie blast and fire broke out Immediately following Ihe explosion, at least 15 persons, believed lo he crew members, were .seen strug- I'.ling in the water. Policemen from • nearby Central Station threw lines from Ihc wharf lo pull ihc victims to safety. Pinnies swept from stem lo stern within 10. minutes alter the explosion. Fire 1 equipment jammed the dock lo turn streams of walcr onlo the l>oal. Additional Land Purchased for New School Site Another purchase ha.s been made by the Citizens School Building Association. Inc.. toward acnuisllion of the site .sclccled for a new high school, it was niinounccil loday. The latr.sl purchase consists of Rbout two-thirds or plot 16 in Hie Heard Addition and rover:; about half aero located between Ninth and Tcr.Ih Streets alonq the .South boundary of the site. II. was purchased from W. C mid W. L. H?ii K! in. Between seven and eluhl acres of the nearly 20-acrc file remain fj bo acquired, ii was said. ing loan fund. Noble Oil! of ,epa.rl Blytheville, vice chairman of the State -Board of Education, said today that the money would be used to purchase surplus buildings from the War Assets Administration to provlde-hous- Ing for Armorel teachers. The buildings purchased'wlU provide eight single apartments for leachers and a home for the Ar- morcl superintendent. R. W. Nichols, Mr. Gill said. ' BlythcYillc Man Injured During Windstorm at Spa Willie Beasley of Blythevllle received minor cuts and bruises In Hot Springs yesterday when a Hotel Como window near which ho was standing was shattered during a wind slorm. Mr. Bcaslcy Is lakinj of baths at Hot Springs. course Pest Control Operator To Appeal Fine of $50 A fine or «r>D and cost.s assessed H. c. nlankenshlp. BIyllicvillc pest control operator, in Municip.-.' Court, on charges of opcraling without a slate license, will bs appealed to Circuit Courl, it was announced loday. Charged In May with violating a slate law requiring j-e.st control operators lo be licensed by Ihc Stale Plant Board. Mr. nlankcn- ship was given a hearing laic last month and the case was taken nndoV advisement. He wa.s found guilty by Judge Graham Sudbury last week. Appeal bond of $1CO was set. School Funds Apportioned LITTLE ROCK, Sept: », (UP)— The Arkansas Board, of- Education ha.s set a hew record for'the'State with Its program of financial" assistance for Arkansas schools. The hoard distributed a new high of $1,4«.OOD from- the -c<nn- mon school fund yesterday, 7on llir basis of Sl» per pnpil. This amounts to two-thirds of ..thr funds avalablc to the schools for the currcnl year. ' ' : " ' '' '. ;-' In addition, the board approved a total of $271,600 In loans to school districts from the revolving.' ;loan fund, and approved the issuance of .some $885.000 worth of commercial bonds. In most cases the schools will use Ihe bond issue to construct new buildings. . -. Included in the group of school districts which received pcrmisson to draw upon the revolving loan fund arc: Gravcttc. $12.000, arid Vaughan 2.000. in BenUin County; Fountain Lake. *a,000, and Morn- ins Slav, $10.000 in Garland County; Sulphur Rock, $4500 and Charlotte $3,COfl in Independence County; Dccdcvillc, $3.500 in Jackson County; Armorcl, S'5,000 in .VBssis- sippl County; Willisvillc, $5,000 in Nevada County; Williams, $2,500, in Ouachita County; and Acorn, $2.000. In Polk County. In the group of school district which will be permitted to Issue commercial bonds, arc: Earlc, $16.000. in Crittcnricn County; and Marveil. $35,000. In Phillips County. In other action, the board named John Trice, formerly with the Veterans Training prigram, lo succeed J. L. Taylor as superintendent of rural education. The new ixxsition of v supervisor of records and reports was'filled by Philip J. Deer, present Mississippi County school supervisor. Centra/ College President Takes Position in Illinois Rotations in Memphis To Hear Sen. Fulbright MEMPHIS, Term., Sept. 9. (UP) -Sen. J. William Fulbright, n., jShurtlcff College at Alton, lli."cen- Ark. will bo the principal speaker Iral officials who plan to move the at a Rotary Club meeting here 3«pl. school to Little Rock have not se- 23, 11 wns announced today. ' lecled a successor to Whlpple. COMWAY, Ark., Sept. 9. <UP> — Dr. Robert Lcc Whlpple, former president of Central College here, has accepted the post as head of the department of psychology at Infant is Buried Funeral services were held this afternoon at Eluvwood Cemetery for the Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ray of Huffman, born early this morning.. Cobt) *"un«ral Home was in charge. ... Soybeans CHICAGO, Sept. 9.. CUP) — bcan quolallons: '•"•',:•:':- Open High U*-V.Ck>«« Nov. .. 308'iB 315'i 31*'4 JUWB Mnr. ., 309B ..... .,;.

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