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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AKKANSA6 ANU SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 103 Bidault Refuses To Okay US Plan For Revising UN Frenchman Denounces Soviets for Attack On Marshall Plan UNITKU HATIONS HALL Flushing, N. Y., Sept. 20. (U.P.)—Krench Foreign Minister Georges Bidault refused !.o endorse llic American plans for revsimpinjr Hie United Nations today but denounced as a lie Soviet charges that Hie "Marshal plan" was a move to divide the world. Bidualt Mally rejected any proposal to give up the great pow veto. On Secretary of State George C. Marshall's pl'.ui to increase the powers of the assembly, he avoided :t commitment, limiting himself ou!> to the statement that it was very important and a proposal of great '•gravity." He expressed doubt that the proposed permanent assembly security committee could be made legally compatible with the Securiy Council. Bidault reminded the delegate, that this country sits in the middle between the dip;oma;ic warriors o the Enst and West, and warne< (hat it was "futile and dangerous to conceal '.he magnitude and "ser iousness of the present crisis which "the very life of UN is z state." IIul he vigorously defended the Marshall plan—of which France will be one of the principal beneficial -ies—against (be violent attack made on il earlier this week by Soviet Delegate. Andrei Y. Vlsh- insky. He served notice on Kussla tiiat Soviet threats would not deicr France from her. course. Alter hurling the lie at Vishinsi the soi't-spokeii French foreign mi ister repeated bis invitation to the Soviets and all other Eastern European countries to reconsider their refusal lo join the "Marshall plan" and help France "unite the world." Blytheville Datly^Ncws Blytheville Courier niytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Lender BLVTHlCVlLLlOi AKKANSAS, SATURDAY) SKPTKMBKK i>0. 1<M7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS- Hurricane Victim Swims 500 Yards to Safety After Arm is Fractured NRW ORLEANS. La., Sept. JO. DPI — CH:foid Martin, 01-year- cl Lake Ponteliartrain fisherman, .'am 500 yards to shore w'l'h a rokeu arm during the height of le hurricane yesterday. He was •eated at a New Orlea'ns hospital >r a broken arm. Trapped in his home on a fishing ier when the storm struck. Mar- fought for two hours to open door of his house which was caled tight by the raging winds, icsperatc, he stood on his kitchen love and tried to crawl through a ole in the roof. Then the floor collapsed and lartln fell into ilic lake, •fraclur- ig his arm. But he ,-.vas able lo lake the 500-yard swim to shore afely. "I went through the 1015 luirrl- ane. I don't think this one was .ny worse. But I sure know I vasn't as worried then," i.Vnrtin aid. Prices Continue Downward on Chicago Markets Board Regulations Slow Decline Now In Its Third Day Americans This Year Spending $3 5,000,000 to Purchase Food By GRANT Vnltrtl l'r«» SUff CurrfslnJuUnl WASHINGTON, Sept, 20. (U.l'.)-iTho AjrrieuLlwe De- pai'tinenl estimated today that American houacwives will spend a record-breaking $35,000, 000, Oo'O for food this year — 17 per cent more than they did in 1JM6. llul it added that (he average* -- ~ -- LaGuardia Dies; Victim o! Cancer Former New York Mayor Held Offices For Twentynine Years NEW YORK. Sept. 20. (UP) — Fiorello H. L:iGuardia, the (iery little llower of politics, died ol cancer of the pancreas at his home at 7:22 a.m. today. He was M. | The fighting liberal died in liis ' sleep, having never lully regained con.sciousnes 1 ; aHer falling into a coma Tue.sdiiy ni:;!!!. It bad been apparent for many hours that death was near. A doctor dashed to u hospital early today for a -special drug in a futile effon lo extend his life. Siioitly before 7^32 a.m. his personal physician. Dr. George Baehr who bad been at his side all night, stepped to the ciooi- and "motioned to a group of newspaper reporters on the sidewalk outside. "Mr. LaGuurciia s>assed away at 7:22 a.m.," he said. "His family was 3t iiis bedside. That included his wife, Marie, his adopted children Jean and Eric He warned that ill the economic <lnc j n j s sister-in-law, Mrs. Elsie field "the European countries must join together or perish." Although 'Prance, one of the Bi^ Five, opposes relaxing the veto power, Didault admitted that the Security -Council had been a disappointment because 'of the ~frequent vise ol that big power privilege. France has used the veto twice compared with Russia's 20 vetoes. "The Security Council has been Irczen in its action," he said. "It teaame not the place where differences are settled and situations appeased, but the forum where passions are expressed, where conflicts deepen instead of being calmed and antagonisms became increased instead of disappearing . . ." Wants East-West Gap Closed Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk preceded BidauK with a fervent appeal to UN delegates to "stop talking about the next world war." As a representative o[ an Ens- tern European country which usually votes with Russia against the West,, Masaryk urged the United Nations Ger.cral Assembly that ihu pap between the two worlds be narrowed instead ol widened. The U. S. and most of the other United Nations meanwhile fought a losing battle for modification of the big power veto which they claim has reduced the UN to paralysis. The veto itself in the end will defeat their efforts even though upwards of '10 of the 55 assembly members want to make drastic changes or abolish the Security Council veto completely. But these nations hope talk about the veto will mobilize world opinion furth-j] against Russia's excessive use of it. Despite almost universal condemnation ol her "abuse' 'of the U.N' veto, the Soviet Union served blunt notice that she will use her veto- as the charter allows—to kill any proposed change in the security council rules. Fisher. Dr. Baehr said funeral arrangements would be completed later today. The street was dooeiied except for the reporters; and :i lone policeman v. : ho had paced in front ol the two-story fieldstonc house all night in a chilled, windswept ::ain. The skies cleared shortly before dawn. Traffic had been -stopped 011 the dead end street. The only sound was the wind in the trees and the rattle of acorns foiling on the roof oi the quiet house where the fiery litt-lc flower of politics lay dying. L-aGuardia ended 12 years as mayor and 2J years in the political spai- ight on Jan. 1, 191G, after deciding .lot to seek reelection. The little lower was elected to Congress iu .916 and never quit the public eye. By Unlled Press Grain prices tumbled the liml for the third consecutive clay or the Chicago Hoard of Trade today And elsewhere scattered reports o prices coming down gave sonic :iope lo housewives looking for an ud to the upward surge of food costs. Shortly after the opening al Chicago, all corn for future delivery was off the limit nnd May and July wheat soon dropped as far as they could go. By Hading lulcs. corn may fall eighl cents below Ihc previous day's close and wheat lo cents on Ihe Chicago Board of Trade in one day's Irading. Last week. September wheat was selling for $2.81 n bushel. Early today, the highest quoted price for wheat on the board was $2.5D a bushel for December wheat. Corn for delivery in September, sellin; at $2.05 3-4 a bushel here on Sept. 15, was $2.33 today. S:cretnry of Agriculture Clinton Anderson said in Chicago yesterday that any decline in grain prices might be felt ultimately at the consumer level. He also said that the wheat crop might end the ear wilh 200,COO,COO bushels lefl over for next year. Presumably .his had Its effect on the market today. Dairies Cut 1'rices While grain prices were declining, two large Milwaukee. Wis dairies announced a cut of 1-2 ti one cent a quart in the price o milk. I!ut the wholesale price index^-the general overall average of' food prices—was still al an all-time peak. There were scattered reports of housewives organizing to boycott higher priced meat's nnd refusing .lo huy butler a(, its current high level. . A South Orange. N. j., pastor, the Rev. Dr. A. B. Fitzgerald, opened a family market at family prices in liis parsonage garage, selling some products . from his garden, and, some . bought from wholesale mnifcctf. ;'•';'' Butter, eggs" arid'livestock prices dropped sharply at many market: throughout tho country. American still Is .spending less for food In poipoillon to his income than he spent during the prewar period 1035-39. At the same time, (he Labor Department reported Owl the cost- of-llving rose 3.1 per cent in the first seven months of this year. These figures covered the period ip to the signing of the new coal contract and the start of the jurrent round or price boosts In :onl, steel nnd other Industries. Since that time, the department's wholcsiilc price index has gone up nore than three per cent. Wholesale price rises lire eventually resided in the cost-of-livhiK index. The Agriculture Depart incut suld rising prices mid consumer hi- sistencc on more and better qualify food were responsible for the tremendous increase In the family rood bill this year. Americans also are eating out less, Increasing Lhcir home food costs. So fur Ibis year, the Urpartr incut siiitl, ninsiiiiu'rs arc spend^ iiiK aboul 21 per cent of their> income for food. That compare^ Midi 111 ncr (Tilt lust year and 2:t per cent in l!l;)5-:i'j. I This, it said, "reflects n tendency to reestablish prewar relationship's between food prices and consumer Incomes and a movement away from the unusually lo.c food cost- income relationship prevailing in 1944 nnri 19-15." During the latter two years, consumers spent only 1G per cent of their dollars for food. If Americans continue to buy food at the rate predicted by the department, their expenditures will easily top last year'!, previous record o[ »29.ll)0.000,000. The 10-11! murk wns more than double prewar food spending. The department, said the spending figures do not tell the entire story, however, because the population has Jumped considerably, lint more Important, It said, Americans now arc eating more and better than ever before. 1'Hsl year, (hr arcrago American spent $3r:j (or food <'0ni|>:iri'd with Sllil before the war. Klsliuf fond juices have hit SIUIIK Krmi\is much harder Ulan others. Low- Income earners, whoso wajfts havr not krpl pace with prices, mm lire spi'mling more pniportlimatrly for fiKid than ever brforc. The department said one of ihi principal factors In current hl«l prices is (he cost of gcltliiK meal nnd groceries from farmer to consumer. Of the total which Americans will spend for food this year, out} about SIB.000.000.000 r.Oll find II way back lo the farmer. The othel *V7.000.000.000 will be absorbed It marketing charges, the agrlcultun department said. Consumer resistance also Is rishlK with prices. Although «ull fmm prircs have jumpi'd bou( 20 per cent in the past six months, (he amount of money spent fcir fixul has increased only eight per cent. Tlds. the department said, "show some evidence thnt consumers ar spending their food dollars nior carefully in order to offset hlfc'hc prices." Mississippi Gulf Coast Hardest til by Hurricane Which Leaves Trail oi Eight Dead, Many Hurt to Exhibit Truman Returns To White House Many Matters Await President's Attention After Trip to Brazil Storm Misses Most of Arkansas Southern Half of State Gets Rain With Some Wind Aviators, Fearing Storm, Put Planes In Hangars Here Although preparations have been naoe to accoiiKxh'.tc transient planes Io\vn here from hurricane-struck jireas. only two huve Ijcen brought ,o the Municipal Airport here :;o .ar, it- was said tocl^.y. •W. H. Yarbroilgti oi Hood Fij'inn; Service, said thai arrar.gcnients have been marie to provide storage ip:ice In all five hangars al the air- pcrt tor any planes evacuated from other fields. The [AVO planes frown here :ts a precautionary measure :irc a Luscomb belonging lo Tec! Connor oi Ciua'.vriy and an Acronca fioun in by John Nicholson - ol the Osccoli 1 . Flying Service. They are li^ht. two-p^senger crnil of the type most easily damaged by high winds. Wind and Rain Expected In BlytheYille as Storm From Gulf Moves Inland The warm day-cool nighl \vcath- cr sEXiucnce was repeated here yesterday when the mrrcury rose to a peak of £2 degrees and then dropped to a low ol 67 degrei's during list night, according to So- bcrt E. Blaylock. official weather observer. Light gusty winds and i:icrc.isin f ; cloudiness here indicated the first effects of the gulf hurricane's northwestward movement ' from Movm-ravagecl Florida and Louisiana. While Memphis was warned :;f wipds bringing gusts lo between M and 60 miles per hour there, it was not believed that Northeast Arkansas would be hie by anything harder I nan heavy showers a:irt winds lighter than .those elsewhere in the ttatc. Former Convict Waives Hearing; Held for Trial James Nance, 21-year-old West Virginia rx-convicl,. who was arrested Thursday on charges of house breaking and burglary waived preliminary hearing in Municipal Cour:, this morning and WES ordered hsiJ lo await action by Circuit Court. Bond was SL^t at $1000. Sheriff deputies Erwin Jones and Holland Aikcn arrested Nance Thm.iday afternoon after he was alleged to nave entered the home of George Bunch 0:1 North Highway Cl. Nance, who is reported lo have admitted burglr:rt7inp llic Bunch home, and taking bi-lwccn $23 nnrl £33. fled into a cot I on patch tin, the officers, aided by five youths. capUired him after a mile-long chase. Weather AHKAK3AS—tjoolcr tocHy P.nd tonight, \vilh moderate to heavy rain and strong, mostly Southeasterly, winds lora>ly lo 50 milc.s per hour in West and Central portion.!. Cloudy with little change in temperature in East portion today. Hain in the South portion ending tonight and in North portion Sunday PTA Members To Help With Chest X-Rays Members of the Parent-Teacher.. Association who will assist with registration work when Mississippi County school employes arc given chest x-rays Monday and Tuesday were announced today by Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the County Tuberculosh Association. The State Tuberculosis Association's mobile x-ray unit will launch the required chest examination program al the Court House in Osccola Monday with Mrs. Marol Watvjii. iresident. of the PTA there, in ?h&rge of registration. Mrs. Watson will be assisted by Mrs. Welby Young and Mrs. L. K. Caliaferro. also members of the Jsceola PTA. Mrs. L. E. Baker, president of he City Council of PTA's of Bly- thcville, has named 15 members roni the six organizations here ;o work as registrar-; while the :«n- bilc unit is in Blythevillc Tuesday. The unit will be located at the Court House here. The registrars and (he PTA'.-, they represent are; -Mrs. William Wyatt and Mrs. Howard Viar, Yarbro: Mrs. Sam Owens, Mrs. Shields Edwards and Mrs. Tim Estes. Suri- bury; Mrs. Hay Hali and Mrs. Leonard .Johnson, Central; Mrs. Ben Harpole. Mrs. Glenn Lidd, Mrs. R. K- Van Hooser inid Mrs. D. R. Hays, Lnnge; 'Mrs. Earl Buckley and Mrs. L. E. 'Baker, Blytheville junior Hisih: and Mr.5. E. R. Lancashire and Mrs. J. T. We.stbrook, Dlythc- viUa Senior High. The 5&5 school employes in this county are required to have the chest x-rays made by legislation passed by the 56th General Assembly. The State Tuberculosis Association t,s conducting the x-ray program free of charge. The x-rays will be made from 3:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. bath here and Qsccola. capital loaSr.' f tk"uffjeJSu t plunge Into ft*. hoB^rSbleTm of I high prices and the international roblems of relief 'or needy Eli- rope. The presidential yacht Willlann- btirg carrying Mr. Truman from > the side .1.111. Sultry at. Fair Northeast Arkansas Event to Open Here Wednesday, Sept. 24 Chickens, pigeons, turkeys and entered by poultry rnlsiirs JURhoul this section of the state vlll IN; on exhibit. In the Poultry llvlMon of iho Northeast Arkin- a.s District 'Fair IUMC Sept. 24-2U. Premiums rnnginj from M cents n $2 will bt; awarded winning en- .rli-s In ninny classes nnd rlbliou.i vlll be (jlven Nisi And second place vlnneis. Poultry will In' received at tliu !air|;rounds exhibit from 0 a.m. Sept. a? until Mini night. According to Poultry Division iu|es. only three iMiirlv.s of n kind will be accepted from one exhibitor: for example, only three hens. DI ihrcc cockerels inny be oiitercd by uny one person. Premiums will IJB awarded for each of llic following breeds: While Roek, Huff Oiptimton, Barred llocka, Rhode Island Reds and White Wyandolles. All ot.hei 1 heavy breech .vlll b- Judged against each other s one class. , All light breeds will IM Judged s one breed nnd While Leghorns A'ill lie Judged as u separate eh Birds which are exhibited wily :io compelItion nnd which, In the opinion ol the Judges, do not merit awards, will not he Riven premiums, e rules state. Feeding nnd watering of th birds will be handled by the Mississippi Comity Fair Association. Robert B. BInylock is superintendent of the Poultry Division. Mr Blaylock also Is .secretary ol the Fair Association. Martial Law Proclaimed to Halt looting of Damaged Residences By CIIAKI.KS NKTHAWAY United I'ress Staff Correspondent NKW ORLEANS, Sept, 20. (U.! 1 .)—The devastated Mississippi cotislal iii'cn from Hiloxi to PUSH Christian was ilnccd under martial law in the w.ikc of a devastating hur- •icniie which killed ut least ciBht persons, injured more han fiOU and cau-setl millions of dollar.i of property damage. l>ln-cl reports rroni (iulfport In the Mississippi martial l»w zoni >Uccd the known dead Ihero ul three. Four were known dead at BlloxL One man drowned In Jefferson 1'arlsli nrar New Orleans. Rescue workers fraroil (hii( Ihc final ilcatli toll might reach 20. . ...' Tl.r.'e hundred National Guardsmen wrre on duty In the martial law area l» prevent looting and miilntaln order. Norfolk, Vn.. on the last lap of ills lC,(M5-mt!e trip to South Amc'i- cn slid into its dock at the Navy gun factory here nl 7:40 At Die White House 'awaiting Mr. Truman was a three U'ceks accumulation of work which' had piled up during his first real vacation since he took ofice in April, 1945. A light mist was falling a: president WHS piped over Hie cf the Williamsburg at 7-58 EOT. The President, sun-tunned and hearty, was in a particular jovial mood. ; Mr. Truman was followed ashore by hir. wife and daughter, Margaret. While i:w. Triman wore only a light, white -vimmer suil. Mrs. Truman and Margirel donned coats against the chill air. Mr. Truman's calendar has purposely been cleared of appointments for today and Monday 16 Ihe chief executive cun Rive all 'his attention to the events vhich have taken place since he left WishhiKton. He will gel :< fill-in on the international .situation Monday from -Secretary of Stale George C. Marshall who will make a srccial trip here from New York wh<rc he is heading Ihe 11. a. dclemlion to the United Nations Asscnlily. The President began the last lr.! of his ]0.84f>-inile trip icslcrclay leaving the Battleship Miiomi .it Norfolk. Va., and boarding Ihe Williamsburg for Itic cruise up Potomac. '• (By United Press) :iaas 'breathed a sigh of re after looking anxious t for a hurricane .thnt fallc to 'materialize. All Ihc slate got out of the tn end of the 10-day-old Quit. Uoa hurricane was n little rain and soi high winds. Weather Bureau advisories said that the blow would strike southern Arkansas In the vicinity of El Dorado sometime Inst night. It changed course, however, and blew across Louisiana and out Into Texas and Oklahoma with only the fringe touching deep southwestern Arkansas this morning. High winds were reported atom; the southern border of the state, but no damage was reported other than a few signs blown down and street lights knocked out. However, communications were interrupted in some places and several southeastern Arkansas towns were without power. The moisture-laden air struck cold front in Southern Arkansas and brought rains of as much as 1.60 inches nt El Dorado, other gauges showed Warren 1/15 inches, Cninden 1.44. Morrillon 1.38. Crystal Valley and Monticcllo 1.21. Pine Bluff 1.10, and Tcxnrknna 1.08. Receiving less than an inch were Arkadclphia .85. Hot Springs .IS, Stuttgart .10, Gravelly .C9. Aly .GS. Nimrcxl Dam and Little Rock .GO. Mcna .59, Dardanellc .-10. Fort Smith .16 and Gilbert .01. Health Tests Available at District Fair Fire Razes Dyess MethodistChurch Parsonage Damaged Before Firemen From Marie Reach Scone Blasts Rock Ohio Plant Bandits Make $58,000 Haul at Fairgrounds CHATTANOOGA. Tcnn.. Sept. 20. cUP)—Police at noon had no of two unmasked bandits who held up the concession operator's trailer at the Tri-Stile Fairgrounds eariv this inoniins and took $58,030 in r.iui jfuclry. However. Chief Ed Rickelts ordered two carnival employes, Chester Thornton and J. B. Pavro. lickl as state witnesses. The two, bookkeeper Louis Sclicrcr inoriunj;. Sunday Mir and wanner, _ diminishing winds late toniglit ancl j and a fourth carnival employe were Sunday. I lied up by the bandits. Courteous Bandit NEW YORK, Sept. 20. (UP)—John Milano, 21. told police that a gunman robbed him of 51.500 while he was waiting for a subway. Then the barriit wailed \vilh him until the next tvain arrived, put him aboard and waved goodbye. Milano got of at the ne.\t elation and summoned police. .. WARREN, O.. Sept. 20. (UP) — Police reported today thai a series of explosion.! had occurred in the Lindc Air Reduction Plunt in East the Warren. I Police officials said the explosions • • I began shortly afler noon and that The tons o[ l>ce™a:< iscd in ' "at least half a rlo/.^n"'had been automobile manufacturing i require counted. There were no immediate the labors <>[ OT.000,000 bees. reports of casualties. Joycce Clothirig From Cotton Bags Competition More Popular Than Ever The Delta Plantation Survey now louring Mississippi County to provide free examinations for venereal Mscase will appear in lull force it 'he Northeast' Arkansas District Pair here Sept. 21-28, It was announced today by James Few, representative of the Slate Board of Health. Four learns and their mobile mills vlll be on hand at Walker Park 'airgrounds for all five clays of thn I-'2lr, Mr. Few .said, One team will ap|>cnr In Ihc Main Exhibit Building, another in the Negro Exhibit Building and the oilier Uvo at other points on the lairgrouiids. With them will be a sound Iruck which will broadcast riiinouncemenLs '.hat blood tests will be made by the teams during the fair days. The learns will give examinations ind blocd lest.s and hold consultations without charge lo the persons I :-xamined, Mr, Few pointed out. •Meanwhile, the .survey l.s continuing Its p!nnlation-to-plantallon travels in this Cfmnly. From Thursday morning until noon yesterday, 1,000 blood Icsts were made, Mr. Few .s:itd. F.veryone, he said, l.s ur;:- ed to take advantage of the free xuminallon.s. The new schedules launched thi's Averk were credited wilh ae."onntin^ ior the number of tc.sLs made. The | teams now work early in Ihe morning and late In the day lo examine workers as Uicy KO lo and from Ihu fields. ! Court Convenes Monday A session of chancery Court will convene here Monday at Ihe Mis- sisippi Counly Court I louse with Chancellor Francis cherry of Joncx- boro presiding. Fire of an unknown origin destroyed the Methodist church nl Dypss and damaged the' adjacent parsonage liilo yesterday afternoon. Flumes starting In u gnrngo nearby quickly .spread and engulfed the frame church building. The maze then leaped lo the parsonage South of the church nnd damaged a bedroom on the North side or the pastor's home. The n«v. A. C. Slark, pastor of Iho church, said Ihc fire broke out In the garage but, that Its cause; was not known. The garage Is located Northcnsl of the church. Church officials met last nlflht and decided to rebuild as soon'.as an Insurance adjustment could he made. However, plans are still Indefinite, ho sold. The damaged pro- poriy was parllnlly covered, the Rev Mr. Stark said. To Usr School Bulletin*, Menmvhllc, church services will be held In the Dress High School auditorium, he said. The parsonage nlso suffered water damage sufficient to force the pastor nnd Mrs. Slark to move. They are temporarily residing In n house lhal had been vacant for Ihc past few weeks, the pastor said. •lleciiiisc Dyc.S's has no lire department, firemen from nearby Mnrle were .summoned. They brought thn fire, which had gained a head start on them, under control, hi less than an hour and Tile nev. Stark ct'cdl'cd Ihem with doing n "good Job." , The parsonage would have been a total loss, too, had It not been for the effort/; of Ihe Marie firemen, he said. j The fire, which started about •I:'i0. was discovered by a group of 1 children, who reported It lo Mrs. Slark at the parsonage. The pastor was making calls In the country when the blnzc broke out. Constructed In ID38, the church was debt free and Imd been re- pa inled a few montlus ago. The Hev. Mr. Stark said. Few personal possessions were lost in the parsonage fire although some were water damaged, he said. + United Press Staff Correspondent Harold Foreman reported fromGulf- porl that the scone of tievastatlan was beyond description. Hundreds of homes, stores ond other ' build- inns wore wrecked. A driving rain throughout South Mississippi kept roads blocked by Moods and hampered'workers' nt- i templing to unsnarl communlcn- | lions and power lines. , • ,As Ihc vast damage in the Mis-- slsslpiil area was disclosed, the grnttly diminished wlncli of what- was left of llici slnrm were blow-• lug past Hhrcvrpnrt and into ' Norlhwc'.il Texas unit Southeast Oklahoma. Thr storm had caused the gmile-il destruction of any hurricane BltH'e 1035. Total dnmiiKo in South Florida and In Ihc Gulf Coast states elf Alabama, Mississippi and 1/o'ulsiaha was expected to ex:ced tICO.QOO.QOO. The Mississippi coastal nrcri appeared the worst hit. Not a building 'n OuKport escaped damage. Swanky yachts and boats which Imd been docked In front of the Great Southern Hotel on the Gulf- poit beach today store sitting one block inland. The old Spanish 'Trail—The famous highway thai links the cUleii of Pass Christian. Gulfport, Long Be.ich and Lllloxl, (and borders';the Gull—was h 6Ccno of awful destruction. ^ • tfil-tViW tUll Sl((6 Ot'thc thOl'iKiHll*'' far" only three buildings were left standing on a three-nine'stretch of honky tonka, nlghl clube, • liquor stores nnd casinos. On the north sldo of the Spanish Trail, national guardsmen" with fixed bayonets patrolled the entire nrca lo keep out anyone not on emergency duty. Famous fluids Escape Damage Two famed hotels—the Bucii'i Vista nnd White House—withstood the hnvoc and appeared to be only slk'hlly damaged. Huge pontoons from a dredge were washed Into the front yard of the While House and lay .stranded when the pounding waters receded. At Bllcxl where scores of homes were destroyed, an entire family of seven or eight persons was reported missing. Communications were in a complete snurl in the entire area and left families wandering fran- licnlly In search of missing loved Lawyer Dies SEB1ERVILLE. Tcnn.. Sept. 20. (UP)-.A. M. Paine. 81, noted trial lawyer and three limes mayor of Sevicrville, died al his home here early today. He was president of the Scvier county bank, The number of enTle.s lo be submitted by this dale 11 any Clothing from Co'.lon Bags clnlost, held in conjunction with thi National Cotton Picking Conte;!, has been received for this year's Event. Contest Chairman Gilbert Hammock Jr.. said today. i Representing four .states. :» entrants have .submitted 200 reticles of clolhlng made from cotton bags. Kvcry conceivable type of c,;rmenl is represented, he said. Entries have been receive! from Arkansas Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. Tn addition, 15 or M mo:c entries which have been ctite'Cd in Northeast Arkansas District Fair exhibits also will be judged.: Judging of the clothing vlll be held Thursday. Entries suuiiltted by mall will be judged The judges will then appraise iutrics mined. Also participating in the style show will be Miss Pam Camp of Little Bock. "Miss Arkansas of 1047," and three-year-old Lana Kay Towlcs. "Miss Junior Blylhcvillc of 1947." They will model a inolher-riauKh- Icr playsuit combination. Both arc in Memphis today being lilted and having pictures lakcn. fjnna Kaye was taken lo Memphis last night by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Towlcs. Commentator for Ihc si vie show will Ire -VJss Helen who is connected with the Nalional Cotton Council in Memphis, ft i.s the cotton Council thai is lur- nishing llic clolhing lo be modeled by Miss camp and Lana Kay. Miss Shawhan Is cxpccled lo arrive here Sept. 30 and will bring the garments with her. She will Livestock Chinese Accused Of Profiteering At Expense of U. S. HY UALIICl; IXX'.AN HJnilrd 1'rcss Staff (tarrrspondcnt) SHANGHAI. Sept. 20. (UP)—The Chinese government boliyht vast supplies of U. S. r.rmy surplus property al a fraction of their cost and is re.sellinft this equipment to Amer- ic:m firms at extremely high profits, authoritative sources revealed today. These sources said much heavy equipment such as road building , machinery, was obtained for jus low as Bo cents LI ton and in at least 0112 case a 22-ton crane wns sold lo an American firm for $18.000 (U. S.) — half of what- it would cost new but. representing an enormous profit for the Chinese government I ones. Meanwhile the Weath Bureau said thai before the storm,v(as;1pjally gone, it might mako itself T fcH"'as fnr north as Chicago, with winds^up to 25 miles an hour and "plenty of rain." The North edsc \vas cxpectccl to reach the Chicago .area, whl>£ the South edge extended • I ar dow.'i into Oklahoma. ' •••••-•— -^ As it dissipated itscll,' it "teal opening bolls of .cotton into the ground over thousands of acres. '•• One of the biggest-felling items ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YAHUS. III.. Sept. 20. (U.P.> — <USDA)-Llvcstock. Ol 122 tractors, reported to be part Hogs: 350. Bids on butcher hops, f , , |, n % cnt p^scd barrows and gills and packing ftl g5 ccnu . „ tfm , m „.,„„ soU lo sows, unevenly lower than Friday. ,,„ AmDrlc . m f jrm (ov $-00.000 (U.S.). Dorn Denounces Vishinsky for Remarks to UN ! RALEIOH. N. C.,-Sept. 20. (UP) -•Hep. W. J. Bryan Dovn. D.. S. C., charged today thnt. Soviet Deputy Pjicign Minister Anctrcl Vishinsky | miulc "absolutely fnlse accusations about me" In order to "blackmail" President Truman and Secretary of State George C. Marshall. The 31-year-old South Carolina Democrat, one of nine Americans branded "warmongers' 'by Vishiri^ sky, said the Soviet official "deliberately distorted my statements.. refusing and car- which have also been cnlercdin the I also bring a 5 o'clock ' allcrnoon lair exhibits. r , g( , m to 1)C mo dcled by Miss Barba- Blylhcville girls will mode;,'win- ra Walker of Memphis. "Miss Amc- nlng garments in the slyle^showe rica," if she attends the coulest. to be held on Ihc afternoon if Oct.] Miss Caiup .will also model an '2 Ahile the winner of the Cotton evening govpaMt complete street Picking contest is being ileter- | ensemble ol ryiiiR into Monday. Pigs utldcr 1CD Ibs. 50 to 75c lower Ulan Friday. Cattle: 100; calves none. Com- paicd with close last week; good and choice steers and heifers 50" lo SI lower; seme off 1.5:; common and medium grade steers. 50c lower; cow's fiOc to $1 lower; bulls steady; vealcrs $1 lower; replacc- i ment steers slcndy. To|>s for (he week. Choice 1052 lb. steers .13.00; 1163 lb. steers 1.50; choice 918 lb. mixed steers and heifers, 32.50; choice E8!> lb. straight heifers 30.'V; good cows S2C.OC; good beef bulls 18.50; good sausage bulls 17.75; choice vealcrs 2D.CO; choice replacement slccrs 24.5D. A fence 500 feet high encircling the globe could be covered with the paint used annually In the United Slates. was said lo be tractors. A shipment j as a part of his subtle propaganda in blackmailing President Truman, Secretary of State Marshall ami others" In the United Nations deliberations. Dorn, here to address a convention meeting of North Carolina Young Democrats, said Vishlnsfcy based his "distorted statements" on a House speech in which Dorn urged an air force strong enough to bomb any spot on earth until world Thcrc was nothing illegnl, tho sources said, in the Chinese government rc.setling surplus property to American firms, but indignation was expressed thai Ihc "whole surplus properly deal was handled in such a haphazard rummer.' 1 Some of the equipment is declined for South America and is said to include road machinery which China Sadly needs to rebuild its war lorn highways, but which was beinR sold because "China needs dollars more." Not all the equipment .was classified as 'heavy." The "Eyes" H»vc It The Jagged edges we sec on a star arc only imp;rlcclions in our own eyes. The dot of light spreads out tiller It readies the eyeball, much F.S a dot of ink spreads on a blotter. peace Is assured. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK,, Sept. 20.' (UP)— Close easy: open high low c'loso Mar. 31T3 31T« 3140 3150 May 3156 3156 3118 3131 July. ...... -3031 3081 306* 30ft Ocf 31»2 319» ;3W» 3S77 Dec. '....'.: 3115 S175 J149 3142 Spots closed 32 31 down M. ' ~ New Orleans closedj until further notice. •

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