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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NliWSI'AH-Jll OF NOUTHKA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XL1II—NO. 227 Blythevlllc Dally Ncvir Blythevllle Courier Ulylhevillc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader 151,VTUKVlhU'.:. ARKANSAS, TUHSDA.Y, DKCKiU IWR 17, HtUi SINGLR CO I'IBS FIVE CENTS Quorum Court levies' 3 Mill Voluntary Tax To Obtain Road Funds Mariiime Deals Investigated House Committee Delves Into "Sale" Of Shipyards. To supplement Hie maximum three-mill road tax and provide an estimated additional S.'if>,000 or MO.OOO in 19-17 for Mississippi County road building atid maintenance expenditures, the Quorum Court in special session yestunbiy in Osceola approved the inclusion of a three-mill Voluntary lew in the taxes to be extended for the current year and paid in 19-17. It was rxlalnetl thai the maximum three-mill levy has been collected I" nearly all "counties in Arkansas for (he past 75 years and thai the funds which were adequate in Ihc dirt road ITU no lonR- cr meet the needs of the present day. Oilier c'imiitirs sire using Ihe voluntary tax idea ivitb success, County .luilpe Koland (irccn said, in cxplii"'ii£ the proposal before the justices of the peace who C(m>|Tosc the <iuorum court. Arkansas voters In the Novem• br-r general election rejected a pro- pnsiil to permit counties, by a vote ot Ihe electorate to authorise an additional tax levy for reads not lo exceed 10 mills. The vole in lliis couniy was overwhelmingly in favor of allow- iiiK an increase in the maximum mail levy. The vote was 1327 for allo'.ving the increase, anil 533 against the proposal. Opposition in other counties kepi the change in the state conslitu- ! tion from bcin» made. Voting of the additional road tax. similar to lhat now in effect In at least 11 other counties of Arkansas, followed a detailed discxis- sion before Ihc 28 justices of pence present voted unanimously to endorse this method of obtaining more revenue for improvements of roads and bridges in the county. The 1947 appropriation for the county court clerk's office was raised from S7300 to $8650 so as .to Baruch is Ready For Showdown On Atom Control UN Commission Hears Demand of American Delegate !n Connection With 200 Thefts DICNVFR, Uec. ri. <Ul ] )~I'ollre ] members disciplined not lo pouch held '20 Denver boys and Kills lo- duy in a roundup of n leen-ajii! crime ring which allegedly divided Us time Dftwreiv sonic 203 systematic iti'jb?ili>s,' car thefts. Illicit drinking and marijuana sprees. Juvi'iille authorities estimated the loot i;auR luken by the youlhfnl duriUK the past four months at more than $5,Cuo. I'alrolmiin Phil Thomp- on anollier's lertlUny. Tbe rtntt members, nnir.lnc >n ci«p from 12 lo Hi. boasted (0 Juvenile officers ol drinking piirtU'S in stolen curs. One youth said they ,.., Komcllmr-s took three automobiles ,aii|{ • In lin evening. An unidentified mull was s for peddling nmiijuiinu lo tho Officers said iiboul $1.(X)3 of the Increase salary of the deputy clerk in charge of the Osceola- office from $125 to $175 monthly, and to Increase nav of Ihe deputy clerk in the Blythovillc office from $75 lo $100 monthly. Action on the three-mill voluii- taryroad tax followed County Judge Roland Green's recant con- ferences'wttfc other-judges Qf the state while"^'"'—-— ; i--- — WASHINGTON', Dec. 17. (UP) Counsel for the House Merchant Marine Committee charged today that the V- S- Maritime Commission paid $2,503,000 to Hie California Shipbuilding Corp. ;o lake $39,- COO.OOO worth of shipyard facilities and materials off its hands. Marvin Coles, committee counsel. made the charge at the opening ol the committee's public investigation of the Maritime Commission's disposal of government-built shipyard.'. Coles said Ihc commission cnter- d into a similar type of disposal ransaction with Belhlehcin-Fair- Md Shipyard at Baltimore, lie did lot give any figures about that case. '•Information developed by the committee's staff." Coles said, "indicates that these transactions were consummated without any public advertising and without competitive bids being requested." Coles said the commission spent S600.000.000 for shipyards during the war. and disposal of the yards is one of the government's major surplus problems. LAKE SUCCP.SS. N. Y.. Uec. 11 tUPi— The United States today dcinnndcd Ihe first sluiwdown vole on Us world atomic control plan, asserting that tlic Untied Nations Atomic Enci'Ky Commission had "debated long enough" the question of how to develop and control atomic energy. licvnai'd M. Uaruch, chief American delegate to the atomic commission, said the 12-nalion body wns ''under compulsions" placed upon it by Ihe UN General Assembly's swccpinu proposal lor llic iillimate abolition of atomic wcnp- ons and uorldwidc reduction of all other armamcnls. "The time has come to match our words willi aclion." Unvnrf said. Baruch. addrc.ssiiiff a public meeting; of the commission, thus confronted Russia with the necessity of showing its hand on a pltui opposed in almost every major re- Epcct since Baruch first, unveiled son :;:ild the youiiRSlcrs, IntludlUK | stolL-n pro|»rly hiul been recovered, four M-yc;n-old boby-soxers, met i but nollce cordlniicd to search in empty buildliiK-s and on street | ]iau'nslio|>s for more Items. Tin: corners to map tbelr undorxvorld i rhiK was accused of taking every- oi>i<r»li<ms. Ho said they oven hail ; Ililug from typcwrllors and cuir.c- dividi'd the city into districts wlil-'h ius to 11 'I'luinksRlviin; Uny Uukoy. Boy Seoul Field Executive Named For Missco Area Joncsboro Man Gets Assignment and Plans To Live in Blythcvillc To supi'ivlix' and direct countywide Hoy Sviitil woik. ii I'lctil Broil "One of those disposed of is the California Shipbuilding Companj yard," coles said. "The government invested over S2S.OOO.OOO in ;acilitie and had on hand an estimated $14. COO.COO in surplus materials. "This yard was disposed of b paying the contractor $2,5:0.000 t teke the facilities and the surplu Pointing riut * that nmds and bridges of numerous counties nee being kept in much better condition because of the voluntary roacl tax.' Judge Green said 95 per cent of the tax was collected in one couniy this year and that almost thai much was collected in some other counties. Net Increase is Negligible Actual money paid in 1947 by Mississippi Comity property oxvners will be only slightly ir.ore than this year a.s the state towered the -state lax two and a half mill.s and Mississippi County no longer is voting the three-tenths of one mid tax to rctrie bonds ami pay 'interest, because there is no indebtedness. Difference in the vobmtary three-mill tux and what was,paid this year will be only two-tenths of one mill increase. The sas.OCO-S-SO.OQO expected to be obtained through this new tax. if ail property owners cooperate, win !):• n«cd toward future repairs. "It will not be what we need as it would take n $250.000 to get. UIK roads fixed right but it will help". Judge Gi'cen said in discuss- Init (his newest move to improve conditions. "Just as the needs of schools have outgrown (he amount of tax voted 75 years ago has the needs for roads and bridges have outgrown tbe almost century-old lax. which must be changed by the constitution". Judge Green said in addressing the court. The voluntary road fax. to be cx- Icnde<i against all property assessed in Mississippi County for I!MG, is to be collected in 1947. Hcputics Get t'ay Boost Inability to secure competent employes for next year, at the rate Pnid deputies this year, motivated the move for salary increases. Justices of peace present at. the meeting, were: IT. C. Smith. C. G. Alexander, Sidney Christman, Byron Morse. W. I). Hatficld. Jake Richardson, G. W*. Potter, J. H. Lunsford. Robert Greene, Hays Sullivan. P. E. Cooley, vv. E. Hagan. J. ?j. Necrtham, M. E. Cook, Charles Felts, George Rains, W. W. Hurt Mrs. Annabel Fill. Andy Harshman. Arch Pierce, Richard Lee. W P. Hale, E. B. Chiles. Richard Thomas. W. R. Crawford, C. C Marrs, C. G. Gauf. G. L. Waddell. the committee was faced "not' only with determining the reasoilblcness of the so-called 'sale' of these yards, but also with deciding whether the commission had acted in the best interests of the taxpayer in leasing rather than condemning these sites and in creeling facilities costing hundreds of millions of dollars on leased property, knowing that tlic property owners could require its removal." Threat to Kill Reported in Bribery Case NEW YORK Dec. 17—(UP)—A r.cnsational new development in Iho professional football "fix" scandal was reevalcd today when a member of the police department said that a threat had been made to kill Alvin J. Paris, the gambler, \vlio tried to bribe two New York Giant players, Because of the threat made in a telephone oil! to the unidentified police officer. Assistant Uis- Iricl Attorney George Mouaghan skcd lhat Paris bo held without 'ail for his own protection. t in June. Some of Its principle?; finally verc accepted by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov In the as- ,einbly's historic disarmament debate ill the last two weeks. But he Soviet government still has not uade clear Its .stand on Baruch's nsistencc that tl) the- control of '.tomlc energy lie handled UK a vir- ual global monopoly by an intcr- lational development authority, ind (21 thnl a program tor pun- .shing violators of the world atomic control regulations shall not be liampored by any veto. Molottiv Makes Concession Molotov did agree thai no country should bo able to veto the day- to-day operations of the inspection and control agencies which would be set up to protect against evasions of atomic regulations. But punishment stemming from such offenses presumably would be inci- cd out by the UN Security Council, where the Bis; Five vo.to power applies. Enritch has proposed that the big powers rc'rain from usiii!- r their veto in crises involving atomic violations, .but he has not c,onc into i detail on the procedure unridr which it would be accomplished. { Baruch asked the commission to adopt as part of a forthcoming report to tlic Security Council a- formal resolution which he submitted at the last meeting "of the commission Dec. 5. That resolution outlined in detail the American atomic control plan. The plan calls for the working out of a treaty in the UN Security Council setting up the international development agency to prevent abuses and promote beneficial uses of tlic cosmic force. Time lias Come to Acl Saying that tile lime had come i mulch words with action, Baruch added: "I respectfully urge two claims upon your attention: The first is. to adopt and proclaim these basic principles (as presented in lhp American proposal i that have forced themselves upon us from the work on which we are encased. "The second is, to proceed to ilo it now. "We nre under compulsion placed upon us by the Cencr f il Assembly. The ercat and solemn debate held by lhat body on disarmament James R. Rseder Heads Guard Unit Tolcr Buchanan Named Executive Officer tor Blythcvillc Company Commmidiii':: officer of Compa- nv M. Hlylhcvlllc National Guard unit which is belli;; reactivated, Is Jiinu-s n. Hccder. who will have I>K hl.s executive olficer, Tolcr Buc- hinijin, it was announced loduy us plans continued for establishment of the company by Jan. 1. : Captain Herder served with Ihc Infantry in the recent war after having risen t" runk of captyln from ttv.it of private. Indurtpd. he later attended .Of- ficjM- Candidate school at Port Bcnning, On. A second lieutenant tthen sent, overseas, he spent 34 months with the infantry in seven countries of the European Theater. Tlic 29-ycnr-imi officer was awarded the liron/e Slnr. Members of .the company will be accepted In a meeting toniorvov,' night, 7:30 o'clock, nt the Armory, it was announced loduy by Caplain Rcedor. men between ages of IB and '.it) years to volunteer for this military unit, he pointed out that a private In the company would draw at leasl SICli, plus allowance, annually and Hint members with hie her grade would draw substantially larger amounts. P.'iy is made for each drill night, with .18 drills allowed annually, plus two weeks encampment when members draw full pay and,, .allowances, on the new scnlolrij'* I Veterans of World WarVtf" cially are sought, ;ic suid, in •ing out thai recruits can^ | nt grade discharged, provided the table of organization was not exceeded. With an unlimited quota at present, a goal ol 50 is sought prior to fcrmal reactivation of the company w hlch was deactivated when the members called lir.o the Army prior to Pearl Harbor. Company M is rcpiacing C'omna- nv K of the Arkansas State Cfunrd. whose members served without puy lor County lo h:is been mimed mid assigned woik out <>i UlyllH'vlllc, It wus nuiinccd this inoriniii;. Ha Is mil Dclrlck nf Joiicsboro who iii'i'i'tUcd his assignment us Seoul Kxr-nilh'c yesterday. Di-foii! fully iiiitlerlakliiii his new Ji-1). Mv. uelrlirk. will ulU-iul ficoiil Kxmillvc IrnlnhiK si'hool In Mcndlmm, N. J.. for nboiit n month beginning Jan. fi. Them, he .Mild, he will receive thorough I mining in all advance utilises of I'lannlnii to csliibllsh Pcrnui- ncnt rrsltli'iicu In Blylhi'vlllo. Mr. Dclrick said that he und his wile and lO-inonth.'i-oltl diUU'hlcr will move hero sometime In I'Vbruary. "Houslni! coiidlllons permitting, of course-." lie viddr-.il. Ills wmk as Seoul Isxerullvi! will Involve iriivi'lliin over Mississippi County In the tntcii'sl.s of Hoy Si-out woik in thnl urea. Mr. Dctrlck. who Is 24, Is a lor- Hoy Scout. Horn und reared In June! horn, hi! attended Arkiin- ;:is State College thorn prior lo tcrlim the Army In 11)41.- His length ol service Inlnlcd four and one half vi-ars. flrsl In the Coast Artillery then In tin: Air Corps. Afler wrv- Ini! II luoiillis !u Uio Aleutlnii. with tlic Coast Artillery, hi! Intel b?['iime a B-24 pilot. I'lans In atuke llmiu! lli The assignment of n Scout Executive, who would make his home In ulvthKvllIc, has been one of the urliiclp:i| nlms of the Kuslcrn Ar kmisns Avon Scout Council's Ilium clal I'limpalKii now unilcrway. A iMirllon of the funds obtalnct through Uic c"iu|inl(!n will go to wind iimlnlnlnfiii; the cmployuien (it u Scout Kxccullvc for tills conn t.v. ' I, O. Niish, North Mlsslsslpl' C'liinty ••hulrman for the drive, snl loday lhat the purmtinciicy of Mi Dclrlck'.'; assignment here hinges o thu successful culmination of th drive. IliwiiiK readied this i;onl the. drive—tlic. nsslniunciit of Seoul Executive here—It Is up 24 Boy Scouts Get Promotion Court of Honor Conducted for North Missco District Twenty-four Uoy Scouts received promotions mid awards last ni^tit lit a Court nf Honor held in the First Methodist Chmch here by tho North Mississippi District ot the Eastern Arkansas Area Council. At an investiture ceremony conducted by nlyllicvlllc Troop 37. 10 boys from Dell und nlylhcvlllQ became Scouts uiul received Ihclr Tenderfoot budges. L?nchvillc Troop 4'2 and lllylho- vlllc Troops 3D, 18 and 3- participated in the Court of Honor with Sroutiniislcrs from six other Troops present. Kollowlnu Hie pi'cscnlalioii of awards. Worth II. HoMi-.r. Scoutmaster of Blylhcvlllc Troop addressed Lhc Scouts. In addition to the awarding ol promotions und merit badges. Dei Chief curds wore pre.senlcd lo Richard hum, Gilbert Blshcr and IlillN I'rivetl. Allcndaiice pins wcix awarded lo Leon Privett, llobiii Colcman, Gilbert Dishcr, Billy Prl vclt and J. C. Drokc. Promotions lo tlic rating of Slur Scout were given by James V. Oales lo Gilbert Blshcr, J. C. Drake and Graham Sudbury Jr., all of Blythcvillc Troop 31. A lotal ol 17 nicill badges were awarded by Ilnl Detrlck, new Field Scout Executive here, to Tony Birmingham. Blytiieville Troop W; ^ ^ Kenneth Iloocl nnd Gilbert liishcr, cver'.von'c tnlereslcd In (lie succc. Blythcvillc Troop 18; Steve Hoover, l o( j ,,„ Scm1l movement for tl "* poc. Donald Ilicc, Jim User. I volll]] ,,f l ], c j,. mfll it> keen sue Wade. Prank Wagner. Dick - & professional Sccut leader Bilbo Investigators Learn of Senator's Alimony Difficulties WASHINGTON, Due. 17. (U.I'.)—A Scnale War Ir.vesti- tftiUiitf Subcommittee received evidence today that Son. rii((0((orc (1. 11111)0. I)., Miss., slill owes $3250 of the 8?.,000 ho borvowed in 50158 in order to pay nlimony to his'former' Secretary to Tell All in Bilbo Probe more, than five ycar.s lo provide, protection for this area while Ihe regular National Guard unit -Aas on active duty. Capt. O. W. Coppedgc was commanding officer of this v.nit. mm" Jimmy Lowe, Blylhevliio 38. First Class Seoul promoliuns vvnro awarded bv Cecil Lowe lo Kenneth Hood., Blylhevllle Trnop 31; LHVOII Ncwsom, Louie Field and KciUi Shipley, Leachvlllc Troop 42; and Jim Deer. Blylbeville Troop 38. Uiron coiilribiillons to the Former Secretary to Senator Boards, Train For Washington, D. C. MKHIDIAN. Miss., Dec. IV. (iJE'l -Ktiwurd TOIT.V, doM'.rlbvd us u kvy llnes.1 ul the Semite Wiir Invcs- Riitlug Cominltlcc hcnrlnii for Sen, hcodcirc Illllxi, (.'iilriilned for Wiisn- iHlon loduy lo "tell nil" llnnticial cullnus luvtilvliiK tli« Mississippi eniilni' cUiiiiiK seven yjkus us h,s ccrctury. •• Terry cheeked out of u Qiiltmiin, .vifc. Bilbo's Mloiney, Forrest: Jackson, testified that he and Mississippi blinker Hcbert M. 'Newton to- cetlier ptil up $2250 lo buy up Bilbo's note to A. U Sbushan, from whom Uic money was borrowed. He mid Ihc senator never has rcpnlfl them. . . . . Those new dcUils ol ihc so-called "Sliuahtin nolc" wont Into the record as Ihc senators pursiicil. their liUfiiiiy Into clinrncn that Bllix) accepted Krntultles from war contract- or.s. " > Sliusluin, short, cigar-smoking New Orleans wholesaler, testified yesterday Hint he met Bilbo hi-a dilvlnjj rain ul Pearl Hiver, Miss.. In 1U3B lo hnnd over the W.OOO Uio. senator needed lo meet Mrs. Bilbo's ilbuony demands. Ticking U]> Uie story today, jncki son told ot an emergency luncheon conference called at u Jaeleson, llss., hospital lust nlKht Miylng lhat IB was iirciiari'd lo niiswitr u svth- cna CEilllnu him north lo le,itily imccrnhiK ntlbo'ii dculln^s with Wiir ontruclors. Terry liad been hospllnll/cd since •Vlduy nl'.slit .su(lerLut( ficnii u ncr/- -iis ccmdlllon iiH»nivalt>d. hi: said, ly u series of telephone- thrc.ils liiilnsl bis Inmlly If he lesl.UVjd it- Ihc hcin'liiK dcli'fmenliil to nilbo. Terry, accompanied by Ills \\lic joardcd a Soullicrn Uallwuy train it :!:fj5 n.ui. Thuy were due to m- •lvi> ul Wushlnsilon before T ti.m .omorrow. Terry snld that his counsel, Pau Ulllon of St. I-mils would be nt Ihc Miss., hotel In July or .-. by Hilbo's tlicn-.secretary, Ertwnrd ferry, to rnlsu $3,000 to pay off the note. - - Jnckson testified Hint Terry said Blnnhnn wns "trcnlonlng" to disclose, dettills of the note to "cm- burrnss" Bilbo In Ills senatorial ciimpuiyn. . , Slmshmi Ilcnlcs Thrr»Ls Shuslmn denied yesterday that any such "threats" ever were made by him. -Ho testified that the note, wus paid In July, 1940. Juckson's Inability to recall tlic exact date of the conference complicated today's testimony. It H was In July, his money evidently Went directly to Sbiishan. It It „„•„,« lo ,'epresent him. Ho ntao ft^t. U "J"^"^" so III lhat his physlcliin, Dr. Hob™il Iliunion, will mct>t him at the train for nil cxiniiliuilloii boforo he tc.s- tlilcs for Ihc committee. "t inn prepared to testify," Terry said, "if Ihp committee will l«i pr,- tlcnt with me I'll review the ?i)t,lru seven years of my efforts In 1'ditiK of Uic people of Mississippi, rc'ii'i'd- loss of iwlltlcul affllliillon, wliorein In the und, I have destroyed my health and Bilbo has greatly iu- ' resource's, creased his financial through my cfTorLs." Surprhed at Bilbo portion of Ihe money wilt lit) received thioucli mi allolmcnl from the , community Chest fund and tho The Rev. Scott Baird presented ,.,,„-,.,j,, ( i(i>. is sniiuhl Ihi'oitsh comn- ~' " " '" iiullons oblalnod from' North Mis- slss)ii]il coiniminlllcs surroumlliu; Blytlicvlllc. At n prcsn conference Terry club- Mr. Nnsh pointed out Joint drives for the $4100 quoin. fur North Mississippi County have L orated on Ic.sthuony already offorcd been progrcsslni; slowly, he said. A jto the committee relative lo the 1942 sennlorltil campaign of Wall Doxc.v, Mrs. Jarrett Dies n Hospital Here; Was 111 Two Weeks Mrs. Florence Jarrett died ycs- .crday afternoon at Walls Hospital.- where she was a patient for two weeks. Siic was 81. Arrangements were incomplete; early Ihis afternoon with services probably to be held Thursday. C'obb Puneral Home is in charge. Mrs. Jarrett, long a resident of Blythcvillc, made her home at 220 South Eighteenth. She is survived by a son. M. R. Jarrett of Biytheville, and two daughters. Mrs. Bertha Picket nf Blythcvillf and Mrs. Hattic S'r.cp- pard of Los Angeles. Calif. .ivestock County's Farm Agents Return From Convent/on Home from Uio National Favn Duvcau meeting In San Fraiici Calif., arc Mississippi County's Wo agricultural agents. Keith ,1. B:l- brey of Blylbeville and D. V. Maloch of Osccola, \vlio arriyja last night. They plan lo relate .iccouiiis ot their two-week trip at mtervr.is but early today had left for Clarksdalc to attend the Mole Drainage demonstration nt tile State Experiment Station. W. O. Hsw.rtbnker, fissnifltit ast'tit. nccompnnietl them toClirlTS- ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YAHDS. Dec. 17. (UP)—Livestock Hogs: 10.500, salable 9.5CO; markc slow; weights 170 Ibs and up fullj 60c lower than Mondays average some later bids off more. Lightc weights 25 to 75: lower; sows S to $1.50 lower; bulk good and choice 170 10 270 Ibs 22.'i5 lo 23; lop 23 mostly lor weights under 220 lb 2SO to 350 Its 22.25 to 22.65; 130 t< 150 Ibs 20 to 21. Cattle--5,400. salable 5.00D; calve 1.100. nil salable; receipts modcvat including about 35 loads of steer and approximately 30 per cent cow. Market active on all classes wit prices strong on slccrs. heifers and cows. Hulls and vcalo.rs steady. Several loads good to top good steers 23-26; some good and choice held higher; medium to low good heifers and mixed yoai'linn-s 10-21; good cows 16-16.CO. was closed last Saturday night with an expression of unanimous support by a] ithe nations represented. "It is a declaration that may iv? — that should be—Hint must be liRh in historical importance be- anse of its effect upon all the Jcoples of all the world now, and i the <lays to come.'' B.iruch emphasized that in plnc- IK the atomic plan before the commission as a formal rcsoullton lis "sole purpose 1 ' uas to develop n broad oiitinc the vital principles 311 which the body must proceed hereafter. Tlic commission was racing n Dec. si deadline for completing its recommendations on how the world can guarantee that atomic power will benefit Instead of destroy mankind. By the year end. the commission must report to the UN Security Council broad principles for controlling the atom. Details of tlic enforcement machinery were being worked out simultaneously by a sub-committee In closed meetings. Colder Weather Strikes Arkansas Old man winter was predicted lo sweep into Arkansas tonit^ht for 1 lengthy slay, as the u. H, Weather Hurcau in Little Hock advised today that the mercury would 7.00111 down lo 20 degrees in the north- em sector of the slate. The pre-Christuiiis weather VII be fair, according to the weatherman, and not <|idtc so cold In tb southern portions. Harrison, with a sub-frfczln; reading of 29 degrees, was the coldest, spot In Arkansas for Ihc 21- houv period ctuling at ^ a.m. today Oilier high-low readings «en Ilatciivillc. US and 37; Urlnklry. 08 and -13; Fort Smith. 6D and 37 Little Hock. 70 and •!•!. Temperatures in Blythevillf dropped to near frcczing last niiiht a- the low was recorded at M grrcs. according to Robert r-;. Second Class Qcout rultnus to O'Neal Dcdmnn and Robert Harrison, nlylhevlllc Troop 78; mid Charles Hoover. Billy Edwards and Bobby Edwards, Blytiieville Troop 38, Other Scoutmasters present Included Jimmy Brents, Armorcl roop- J. C. Drokc. niythcvlllc •roop' 37; Glenn WnlV.lns. Dell •roop; Arlcy Walters, T/)tic Oak •roop: and JDC Mack Hester and lay Calvin. Assistant Scoutmaster;; if Blytiieville Trocp 31. Municipal JutllsR Gi'ahum Sllil- mry presided at the Court of llon- ir. Community Chest- Obtains Seven New Donations Contributions lo the Blylhevillc Community Chest fund for 1947 now total S8.7tl.22. Seven new contributors were announced loday by Worth Holder, secretary of the Chest. Thev are: The Rev. E. C. Brown £5 CO Joe Ferguson 10 06 H. I... Harp 5.00 Deal PaintShop 10.00 Blylhevillc Delinliug Corp. .. 5.00 Doyle Henderson 5.00 Dixie Doughnut Shop 3.00 Previously reported $8663.22 Total lock, official weather observer. An extreme cold wave, brrnktni out of the Northern Yukon yrstcr day. swept over the. Orsat r,ake region and Ohio Valley today and moved toward the lower Mississippi Valley and Atlantic Coast States. Temperatures tumbled 20 lo 30 degrees over the entire northern half of the U. S., falling bclo\v zero in areas from the Northern Rockies to Lake Superior. Tlip mercury dipped lo U> degrees below mm durinc, the night at Pcmblna. N. D.. and t»,j above at Minneapolis early today. Tn contrast, Laredo. Tex., bad a high of 53 degrees yesterday and temperatures in the low (id's a-ere reported ns far North as the Ohio and Lower Missouri Valleys. The weather was fair nnd comparatively mild on tlic Pacific coast. ity in New Bid r or High Beauty Contest Honors Blylhcville is making another liitl 'or beauty honors in candidacy of Miss Gail Rich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. }My H. Eich, for the llllc of Maid of CoUr.n. Eich, along with many olli^i girls of the Soulh, seeks lo be chosei for the role of King Colton's good will and fashion ambassador wlilci carries with il a six-month, all- expense tour of the United otaU's a two-week (lying Irlp lo Paris and the French Riviera via air, and :in all L cotton wardrolx! designed especially for the Maid liy 25 ut Hie nation's lending designers. A finalist In the ".vi:ss lilythe- villc" beauty and charm contest last Summer. Miss Eich Is a lull blond with blue eyes. A graduate of Gulf Park aillcgo, Oiilfooit. Miss., she attended University nf Arizona last year but tills season is remaining at home. Friday is the deadline for applicants' fllhiB with Ihc Nnlimial Col- .on Council witli nil entrants to bj bclwccn 18 and 25 years, )x>rn in a ccllon-prwlucint; stale and noi'cr been married. Tlic 1917 Maid of Collon v<ill :>2 French Give Blum Vote of Confidence PAIUS.' Urc. 17. (U.l'.t — rrcnch Nalloniil Assembly today • avc a vote ol confidence lo IMC new ivU-St>cl!\llst cubluct by Premier l.con Blum, scmbly vote for tbe nitim mcnt \vas f>80 to 1C. The vole «avc mum a forma mandate lo u« nhciul with til: cmci-Kcncy piogriiin wliich liu win nod In prescntlni; his SocUill.u minority cabinet would will lor furlhcr sacrifices by the rrcnch l)C01ll(!. All major parties had plcrtRttl their support to Blum In ns.:»r.il>ly debate preceding the vote. It was marked by one violent -,<|iiabnlc touched off by a Communist charge that only their narly icp- iTiwr.lctl n majorily (i( the worK- Ing classes. [lliiiiT.s: icinciwic.y Kovenunniu was scheduled lo be in powjr omy live weeks. The assembly In :nul- Jnmiary will elect a prcsld.'.nl of iiijiporled by Bilbo forces, 'ferry imltl Unit lie miulc -rat Ihc thai already hud been paid off. Jackson duller lold thB subconi, mlllcc tlisl tho Missis Ippl tor- nipt practices act is worthless as a limit on campaign expenditures. Sen, Homer Ferguson, B. Mich, charged that if Jackson's im>rpre- tallon of the law U correct, the law Is "a fraud on the people of Mississippi." , The committee questioned Jackson about. $25,0(10 which T T Jfe»- ' ton, a contractor, Uiftificd b* ««v'<) im Inlo'nnai! rommlttec Headed'by Bllba and Jackson for Ihe re-«Iec- lloh campalnii o( former Sen ifrall Dcxe.v, D., Mis.',: Another witness scheduled to apr pear bsfore the committee Was'thc pastor of a Baptist church promoted by nllbo as a family memorltii; checks by which P. T. Newton, Hnl-1 Tl10 witness was the Rev ,O .icsbui'B, Miss., war contractor. <kt-' pndo Smith of the Junil iinlcd $25,000 to Doxcy's pollMcnl "l was In Ihc hotel with Senator Bilbo tmd Mr. Do '"fliey usked me checks, aiul r did lifter nsklnic l< wluirii they should be niudc out. \Vlicn the senator told me "I'hco G. Illlbci'. I WLIS n bit surprised, but nmdc tliem mil uccordlnRly." Terry said thai he would huve liinfcircd not lo testify before the Sriiale croup. He emphasized Hint he had not Instituted It nor hud tic been u pii'-f.' I'-- It. niper Oroye B'iptlst Church nt Pbplarville, Mlssi Hllbo solocltcd funds for the project, which Includes an unused ____ ...... .._ ..... _. four-bath parsonage, with issur- xey," Terry said. I ances that it would l>3 'bread cast lo miikc osit IheU'l'"' 1 *o waters," Young Dentist To Open Office n Biytheville r-'rancc. who mier. nppoinl a pre- N. Y, Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open liiRh 3207 3,ior> . . 3210 3255 3102 SHO 277S 281S .'." . 2715 27oO 3252 3200 3077 2702 1:30 3255 3203 3084 2745 chosen Jan. 13 in Memphis, prior lo Immediate departure lor New York. Erw'in P. Jones' Mother Dies Following Operation Mrs. S, C. Jones, mother nf Ff- win P, Jones, died last nlg'l in Scott. Ark. at Ihe home of a daughter, Mrs. Marshall Johnson. She was 02. Death followed a lengthy illness, climaxed with a biniii tumor operation two months ago. Mr, anil Mrs. Jones will go today lo Johnson Chapel, community near'Heche, where, services vt'l be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Methodist church. A life-long resident of that community, she was Ihe mother of one daughter and six sons. otton's Strong, Weak Points To Be Studied MEMPHIS, Tcmv. Dec. 17. U —A detailed study of cotton, strong points anil weakness 127 major fiber markets vill l'-e revealed nl the ninth nniuia three-day meeting of the NJtioiia Cotton Council, opening Jan. '.'3 :i Galvcslon. ' Tex., council utllciai said loday. The inurket research study, ex peeled lo be tile basis for l!i! cotton research and sales :>ro;no (Ion campaigns, places tiic Intlii.'. Iry in a slralcgic position lo rte vclop a better program to comlin its competition, council spokcsmci -.aid. Somo 250 official delcR.il cs from 13 cottoii-|)rotluclng slates will attend the Gnlvcslon sncctiu-j. Patrick Edward Harrison, son o]'' Jirtult Judge and Mrs. Zul II. Ilar- ison, wa.s grathuitcd last night rum the University of Tennessee's 'ollcgc of Dentistry, Memphis, and vill establish nn oilicc In Blythc- 'lilc at an early date for practice if dentistry. Dr. Harrison, who received his :lcf;rcc in dental surgery, at exercises fttlcndctl by his parents, will spend tbe Christmas holidays at liome before taking his Arkansas State liiard examination in January. He plans to open hl.s office ill the Early Spring. Selected by the Army to continue his study in dentistry, he was in training at Camp Masscy. Texas, when chosen for tbc sj>cciat study after having had three years of pi'cmcdlclnc at Hcndrix College Conway. S?nl lo University of West Vir- piuia, lie later was transferred to University of Tennessee. He will be accompanied here bi Mrs. Harrison, the former. Amanda Russell of Camdcn, Ark., an< their son. Patrick Edward Harrison Jr. The commencement address delivered by Dr. E. Granvillc Crab- Ircc. instructor in urology at Ihc Harvard University School ot Medicine and president-elect of the American Urological Association. He spckc on "Professional Growth After Graduation." i Sevrn Ontritctors T«Ufy Seven witnesses, nil contractor;! on Army air base work in Mississippi, lold the Senate War Investi- KatliiK Subcommittee that they contributed nt least S7.605. One of them said the church and parson - n«c couldn't be duplicated for less than SICO.CCO. The committee heard testimony that there are weekly services in the church but the parsonage Is unoccupied because It Ish't finished. ' " James E. EthrldRC, former maii- ager of Bilbo's adjoining farm. s»ld Ihe parsoimBO slill needs, electrical work ant! plumbing. • . < .But Robert P. 1/ulneri a hardware dealer, testified that he sold v Bilbo four bath tubs to go Into he parsonage. He was one of the cw witnesses during the first four lays of testimony wlio didn't claim .bat Hilbo owed him 1 sonic 'money or a loan or services rendered. Most of Ihc contraclors said they ontribiilcd to Uic parsonage gladly ecause llicy thought it represented nice sentiment. The project, consisting of Uic church, a cemetery and the parsonage, was described as the outgrowth of Bilbo's desire to erect a memorial to his parents and himself. The donations ranged from U155 by A. B. Friend., onc-tlmc Bilbo campaign manager who worked on the $1,131,000 key field at Meridian, Miss., lo $3501 from Maurice T. - Weother ARKANSAS—Pair and considerably colder today and tonight. Wednesday lair and continued cold. Lowest temperatures lonight 20 lo Child Dies of Pneumonia \ Billy Ray McCarly. only child of Mr. and Mrs. Ray McCarly, Vine r.nd. Sycamore streets, died yesterday afternoon at Biytheville Hospital, The son was nine months and 21 days old. Death, at 1:JO o'clock, followed an illness of pneumonia. Services were lo have been held tins afternoon. 4 o'clock, at Goto Jj*jt\ LAI ItrilllJl i iinn ^'i »un>iji" —" •— •* • , , «-,!„•^ north and 25 to 30 decrees Funeral Home, with burial at Elm- 7iiiilli portion. 'wiMiil Comrlrry. Reed, who built the $2,000,000 Jackson. Miss., air base.. Donations of varying amounts were listed by P. T. Newton. Edwin Jones, D. L Knost. Mike T. Mor- risscy and John R. Junkln. all ot whom worked on the $13,000,000 Kccslcr Field at Blloxi. N Y Storks" 2-00 p.m. qitolalions: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda/Copper . .. Belli Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Eleelric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . . N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation . . Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Sludcbaker Standard of N J ...... Tex^s Corp. ,._ Packard . ....... '. n 167 3-4 80 M 39 1-3 92 1^4 86 1-2 143 36 5-8 52 1-4 62 1-4 'ft ' 75 .'' . 9 7-» . 27 3-» . 9 R-» , 14 1-J . 20 1-4 , » -\.i : M 5-« . 6 1-4 . 17. T-8

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