The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 31, 1946
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BIYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOHTMKA3T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XUH—NO. 238 BlytheviUe Dally Ne«P BlytbevUle Courier BIythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader m.YTHKVlLl.K; ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, DHCKMHKU .!!, •' "^f"^;'^^? \«r*. ./JfifiEsa; •- "< Small Girl Dies In Farm House Fire Near Manila Father and Two Other Latin Americans Suffer Severe Injuries A six-year-old Latin-Amur ican jfirl was burned to deatl last nitfht "'hen i'iru destroy cd Uic small liome ol' 13 cot Ion-pickers nc;tr Manila an seriously burned two other persons. Critically burned and not expected to live was Bentl Doi suffered first, .second an condition from lir-sl. second and third degree burns Is Delagado Gevatcr. The men were removed to a hospital here following the fire. Holh men nnd the dead girl came here from Saginaw. Mich. Doragana's four-year-old son escaped without injury. Ywo other men were burned about the hands and feet and were given first-aid treatment in Leachville. A family of seven also escaped uninjured. With the exception of those from Michigan, the others came here from Texas, The fire was believed started by a faulty kerosene stove. Witnesses arriving on the scene shortly after the fire reported that no telephone war; available and no firemen had Been called. Those living in vHe house attempted to fight the fire, it was said, but frozen water pumPs nullified their efforts. Red Cross Aids Injured The house was located near Poplar Corner, midway between Manila and Leachvlllc and is on prop- >lanter, 80 Years Young, es on Plane Trip to See Grid Game in Dalias When C. E. Ciigeer came lo Mls- issippi County U4 years ago l ie used a wagon and mules when he wanted to lake a Hip. But times have changed and the 80-year-old citizen Is going ta use aii airplane tomorrow lo take him to the Cotton Bowl game at Dallas. When he read or the chartered plane coming to Blytlicvlllc to take a group ot 28 Arkansas Boosters, he decided that would be a good way lor him to see a game of football which he loves. While he will be.,.the oldest passenger, youngest will be John EC Rcgcnold, 15-year-old son of Ml nnd Mrs. E. M. Rcgcnold. who wii be accompunlcd by his father. The air line, from which thi plane «as chartered, has conscntci to "squeeze In" Harvey Brown, Nc irter al at the Glcncoc Hole better known as "Brownie", wh be on hand at 1 a.m., lomor row when Ihc plane lakes off the new Municipal Alrpoit. Officials to Take Oaths Tomorrow the first was believed to have been about 11:30. The Doragana Rlrl's body was burned completely and idenlifica- tion was possible only through others present who knc'w she was in the house. None of those in the house could speak English well enough to explain the fU'e's origin or why some v,erc trapped and others escaped. Relatives of the dead girl and her injured father were notified by Mrs. Floyd Haralson, Red Cross representative here. The Red Cross wil) .supply.,the pei5oa5°h«(ne<' with'necessary clothing, Mrs. Kar- alson- said, after aid has been given by the other communities in order to avoid duplication. All personal clfects and money were burned. The Public Welfare Department is hospitalising the two Injured men here, she added. Sleet Causes Some Damage In Arkansas Sub-freezing weather continued in Biylhevillc and vicinity today with Hurries of snow while farther South in Arkansas and Tennessee slcct was causing some damage and telegraph ami telephone communications were interrupted. Rc'berl E. Blnylock, official weather observer here, reported a low of Z5 degrees for Biylhevillc this morniiiK, as compared lo Monday's low of 10 degrees. The Weather Bureau in Little Rock predicted light snow for parts of the state today with continued low temperatures tonisht. In" the Northern part of the state lows of 16 degrees \vcrc expected to- niciit, with Wednesday partly cloudy and not quite so cold. U. S. Asks Delay Of Soviet Plan UN Security Council Gets Disarmament Proposal From Russia LAKE SUCCESS; N. Y., Dec. 31 — (UP)—The United States today asked the United Nations Security Council to sidetrack a Soviet resolution for general disarmament In favor of quick consideration of the American program for international control of atomic energy. Herschel Johnson, U. S. delegate i the council, submitted a forma! Ion asking the council to "first priority to the establishment of international control over atomic energy and, accordingly, i will consider and act upon the forthcoming report of the atoml commission as soon as received." "II. the council will thereafte consider what further measures ' should take and In what order of nriority for the implementation ot the general assembly resolution (on general disarmament)," .the resolution stated. Johnson -pointed ,oijt that the U. S. and other couhtf ies would I \ 'c disarmament proposals. He said they should • gct^ simultaneous con- Andrei Gromyko of Russia replied to Johnson. Grolnyko insisted that the council consider the Soviet resolution first because it was a "practical" measure while the U. S. proposal was "abstract." Johnson told the Security Council that the U. 3. had no objection to putting the Soviet resolution on its agenda, but felt the council -should consider the entire general disarmament principles adopted by the recent meeting of the General Assembly. "It would Ire most In conformity with the security council's responsibilities to consider a\l such proposals on an equal basis rather than give priority to any one,' Johnson said. The American atomic control Plan sponsored by Bernard B a tuch was scheduled to go before Oic .security council within t wo weeks. The plan won a 10-to-o vote of approval in the UN atomic energy commission yesterday. Russia and Poland abstained from voting. Truman Officially Declares End Of World War II Hostilities Nullifying 20 Emergency Laws County Officials To Take Oaths Here Tomorrow Few Changes Loom In Personnel Except In Law Enforcement }Expiration Dates Scheduled At End of Six-Month Period ; •. \S'ASH!NGTON, DM tU. (U.P.)—PreniUcu, Truman flay officinlly declared mi end to World War II hostilities i a I hat immediately Cancelled 20 wartime latiitcs. Tlioiio included the uovpri.nricnVB power to seize :rike-Uouud mines and pUints. Hln Rcllon /also means ' that 33 R fh 'WPI t )¥ 3nCllIl"LlvCl ' Ndmed New Chief Law Enforcement Officer is FBI School Graduate Jones and Aiken Get Posts to Be Vacated B^ Rose and Rice Appointments of William Berry- The new s sheriff nnd collector of* cftunty will nssumc , man. who tomorrow becomes sheriff of law enforcement and collection in Ihc cmmly. after imvy iii(j served as liend of the police dcpintmeni here for the past ^slx years. : - TrjiiiH'd boll) In law cnforceinpiit and in business, his friends prc- and collector of Mississippi County. I diet a successful tenure in office hold the spotlight, today in poll- as has been carried 1 out in his po- tical news of the county. With practically no changes made ol officers outside Blylhcvillc, he is announcing that Erwin P. Jones, former member of Ihe city police force, and Holland Aiken, grocery store owner, will be the two "outside" deputies serving out of Blytheville for Nortli Mississippi County. They will replace Ralph Rose, appointed two years ago by Sheriff Hale Jackson, and who also serves as jailer, and E. A. Hlce. deputy lor several years after having also srved as Blytheville police chief. The new sheriff plans lo personally direct l»w' enforcement activities bill will have Hale JacK- wKo' is-'. retiring as sheriff, to serve as chief .deputy shtiifl for South Mississippi County.. , .^Personnel - of sillon as police chief. A native of Arkansas, he served n World War I, having entered Ihc Army as a private and advanced 0 rank of sergciillt. He served us department superintendent for Sliujer Manufactui 1 - ng Company al Cairo, II!,, and truinnnn. Ark., for 11 years, during which time lie supervised the work of approximately 250 men, During the six years he served as chief of polkc here, ho reported more than $100,000 more Income than any similar period In the city's history, a check revealed. Coming to Dlytlicvillc IB years ago from Trumiuin, he served as a member oi Ihe police force, a short time bclorc being selected lor Ihe office Of chief, by Mayor .E. v Rj: Mayor Selects New Police Chief Bcrryman's Position Will Be Filled by Veteran Peace Officer don In charge here and Mrs. Emily Potter Trammel! 1 at Osceoln. Jailer Here will be Buster Owens who is to serve as caretaker but will not be active as a deputy sheriff. He was turnkey at the jail liere under the later John F. Reinmiller. At Osceola, E. L. Gwaitncy will continue as jailer and caretaker. Other deputies are to be: Dell. W. W. Simpson; Luxora, Herman Spiccr: Osceola, Dave YOUIIR, William Bowen. Edgar Young, and Cliff Cannon: Keiscr. John William Amos: Etowah, Brit Sharp. Deputies in the two offices will be: Mrs. Oeraldinc. Matthews Greene for Blytheville and Mrs. Emily Sue EdrinEton at Osceola. ! Two Blylltcvtilc Men Named ' Mississippi County's two new shcriif's deputies ate from Blytheville. Mr. Jones was a member of the B.ythcvillc police force before cn- •iliK the Navy and returned lo the same position but later resigned. He also is widely known as a .softb-.Ul player, having Jonir been active in sports here. He and Mrs. Blytheville Girl One of 23 Left in Cotton Contest Youth is Held For Slaying Of His Father Richard Hallacrc. 16-year-old D3'css farm youth ,\vas being held today in the county jail in Osceota I invti nmnn-u A»I»OJ •, -••• i _ n for iiu'estlgaition of the fatal shoot-1 Moore. Thcy^ Im e_ U^o ^sons^ Ver-1 g, .yp Joi\es. Ihc former Miss Frances Wail, reside at 2036 Chickasawba. Mr. Aiken owns nml operates : Kroicry at 1100 Clark, For IG years a resident ofBlylhnvillc, he is active in Masonic groups. In the grocery business 10 months, he was connected, for about 10 ycnrs, with Ihe Ice Department of Arkansas- Missouri Tower Company. He came here from Jackson. Te:in/, ant later married Miss Willir. Mac | Police Academy, by special 'invltn- lion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of his law enforcement record, he wns graduated from the academy at Washing- Ion. D. C.. in 1044, after having allcndcd the school at his personal expense. , i 'In discussing the olficc he will ] Kls fill, Sheriff-Elect Berrymaii said ! j,j today: "our sheriff is the principal peace officer in the county and I shall attempt to garry out the Job properly. 1 believe In sound and intelligent law enforcement and pltm lo personally direct all such i work. The county has a fine rec- 1 ord for law enforcement and col- cction of taxes and 1 intend to ;cfp it- 'tojxs' in the slalc." Friends pointed out his record as ;olicc chief was unexcelled nnd :hat the minimum amount of crime ni BIylhcviUc was ci'cdilcd In Ihc reputation of its police head. The "sound, sensible, sober" program predicted publicly when he nssum cd Ihis posilion was fulMllcd, they declared. In addition lo .serving as head of Charles W. Short will succeed Sheriff.Rlcct William rwyinnn as chief of Ihe!.; Police Department. Mayor E. R. Jackson announced tmiay. The new police clxU 1 ' WHS promoted to that position both on record und length, of MMyic-'-. the longt'.sl time cnijiloM on I He police force, Mayor ,J,i';kv.'ii said Member of Ihc force since April 13, 1033. he has .scrvjcl a.'i policeman, desk scrgcmjl., fl.v.tiv.m «n« truck driver. At present he is H'rv- iiig as desk scrtjeant uncl lire truck driver in clmrge of tlic Bin- lion Number Two. His miecc.isoi' hns ..not ycl',be.Qii - iirt.iicd.^, Resilient «! Blythsi'lilJ January, 1922, he Is son of Mr. nnd Mrs. T. M. Short )f Memphis. He married the forme- M!s» Mildred : Wcbb and thrr/ have n daughter, Mildred Ami, 10. Tho family resides at Uic np:itlme>it ol the ricw fire station licailiiuiirtors ,at 1000 West Main, The new poplice chief will be assisted In leading law cnloicemom Blylhcvillc by .Sheriff-Elect Bcrryman who plans lo assist in both Ihe clly nml r.fim'.y ncliv- itien, It was announce:!. The new police chief will M- mc his position lonv.rrnv; niorn- g. immediately- nf!.!-r Phril" cct nerryman lakes llw (i''lh criff and collector. Wink Promotion the local police force, he hns spent much lime working with Sheriff Hale Jaekf.on to provide him with valuable experiences (if Ihe coun- ly-wldn law enforcement problems Mr. ami Mrs. Bc.rr.vman reside at lOfi Kast Cherry. They have onr daughter, Mrs. Crandall Klnnmg ham. , Gail Avis Etch, blue-eyed blonde daughter of Mr. and 'Mrs. Loy B. Eich, has been selected as one of the 23 finalists to vie for the Maid of Cotton title Jan. 13 when the winner will receive training at a New York school for models, tour the nation coast to coast as representative of the cotton industry and will fly to Paris and the French Riviera. Selection was marie from photographs entered b v the contestants who must be between 18 and 25 years of age and never married. Three olhcr Arkansas girls were among the finalists: MarjoricSharp ot Little Rock. Sue Oliver of Proctor and Barbara Gregg Hodd •* Hughes. Announcement of the finalists was made by the National Cotton Council at Memphis, Finalists will appear before seven judges for ultitnalc choice of a maid witii a winner and two alternates to be selected. Girl Hit by Auto Sue Orsburn, l5-yea.--old daughter of Mr, nnd Mrs. c. R. Ovsbutn escaped injury when struck by car yesterday mornlnj driven by Mrs. Charles Abbott. Examined at Walls Hospital where removed following the accl dent, the pedestrian absolved Ih driver of all blame. The accident occurrc-1 near ih home of Miss Orsb\ir;Vs pavenls n Hill! West Main, his Father Christmas Day. The case is still under investigation and no charges have been preferred against the youth as yet. Deputy Sheriff Dave Young of Osceola said this" morning. The boy's father. Andrew Halfacre. 43-year-old Dyess farmer, died in Little Rock Sunday of a bullet wound in the chesl inflicled by his son. In a statement to officers this morning, young Halfacre said he shot his father because of the way the elder Halfacre treated his tam- ily. Richard claimed that he didn't intend to kill his father but only wanted to injure him. The boy shot his father while standing on the porch of their home, firing Ihrough window. Halfacrc's wife said Ihis morning non Ray and David Httbcner, wl reside with them at the Clark street address. Firemen Extinguish Three Fires; Damage is Slight Slight damage in cat-h instance resulted from three tiros extinguished this mornlnj /and last night by firemen. Accumulated lint in th? bottom of a washing machine became i?" nitcd this morning at the Cuy Cleaners. 414 Easl Main. Thric were no clothes in the maciiin: at the time and damage was tlight, Fire Chief Roy Head s!".-J. A spark from the chim'noy IM1- ing on wooden shuiR'.cri wns be llevcd the cause of R TOO:' !irc that she was in possession of a morning H t the residence of Joe stalcmciil signed by the farmer be-1 whltley, 1609 West Main. A sroal shingled fore he died which asks that Richard be held blameless lor the shooting. was area on Iho roof damaged. An oil cook stove bbse.l up. :g lilting wallpaper surrounding i last night at the lioaii of W. Alwoilh. 526 West Lumcr.i'.r Slight damage lo the v.vlpopcr vc suited. Three Contributions Added to Chest Fund Blythevillc's 1947 Community Chest Fund stood at $9245.22 to day less than S3000 short of the I j. t v/ ^— .• goal sol earlier In the year as Iho |1N. T . L-OlTOn amount needed to tliuxixco expand ed operations for the New New contributions inehj Previously reported Hays Implement Co 25.00 Mathls Bus Line 25.00 J. E. Hnsson 10.00 Alone in Home Die in Blaze RtlSSELLVILLE. Ark.. Dec, 31 _IUP) _ funeral arrangements ere being completed today for the vc small children of Mr. and Mrs. rank Wilson, who died in flames lat swept lliclr home near here lortly before noon yesterday. The tots, all under five years of ?c. were in the small, n-room ranic dwelling alone when Uic laze' started. Neighbors said that he house seemed to have been cn- clopcd In one big burst of flame as two explosions rocked it. Rescu- rs were driven back several times ;y the intense heat. The children were Charles. Bcrnice and Barbara, 3-year-old twins: and another child 2 year old; and an Infant less than one year old. The parents were away Iron home at the time of the tragedy. 947 Will Get ig We/come n Blytheville When 1840 is dying tonight. Bly hcvillc and Ihe resl o[ the worl vlll b" celebrating one ol Ihc Iw lolidays observed in all nations. Just as observance will vary iv-,y countries, so they will B T"W ^umous services a, ,ouncca JJr Ulshl arc a. First TVinlisl Church; ninny private M> cla',' 1 allairs are in the making and Ihe i;sual nlBlit cU'bs >«' '>>£- er ealiiiB and drinking lilies arc preparing for an ovcrllow ol "noiitiny tomorrow »• Mississippi Cimnly's' new InmllV will liike office lomnnw with Shin -Ill-Elect WUIIiini Boi'i'V mini to be the only "new face unumu the county elective ofrkoi practically all of whom reside i niylhcvilU 1 . Ihu flvsl time lUc uorl ball of Ihc county has held a m: lenity ill such posUIoriK. Only olhcr new elccled otlla- uii' Mltui Kll/nbi'lh BlyllH', mull imseil In her race for C'punty Cou Cleik, nnd Auslln Moofc of Oscaol vovoiwr, wily South Mlsisl,«l|i Comity resident In hold n coun oftlce as the new twn-ycur H'vi was re-elected cc Without "Plioslllnn. Mis:; Illylht 1 , deputy In chai the comity clerk's .office here tlM'i, was elevated by the cleclo n to to tlic principal clerkship. Ei Urr she had surved as vi deputy Ihc circuit clerk's ofdcc. .Indue licslns I'ourlli Term County Jiidiji! Roland Circeii will begin his fourth term: Dijyli; Henderson also wns successful l?i his race for reelection In the office- of Ins nsscssw: Hnrvcy Mavrut, Olrcult. Court Clerk, and Miss Delia Piirtlo, i.roa.surer, wevo reolcclcil wlllinat 0|> position. No I'hanp.cK have been announce In pollUcnl appointee:* of these, <j(- itet-fi. I". E. Cooley Is auditor. E. V LUCKS, wiporinlcndcnt of Cmm'.y I'cnul Farm; Mrs. Ernesl Jciiklnn matron of Home for ttie Aged; 'W. A Ward, foreman of the' Road De- DUI imcnt, -for employes, apfj'ir.nci " -I- by - Jtidi?? Orecnv' ;: •-'• '•->••• - : f\ :<• •y '<-)r'•' • lu the'office uf lux aasesspl-, HcV belt Shipppn will continue hi eh-.u-yc of the Osceola ofllcr mid Mr.1. H.-I Rcedcr tis Mr. HcnderBon's deputy here. Mr. Morris, rcclcctcd Circuit Coiir Clcik without o|iposltlon, Is out o the city on vacation but his cm lows have been" notified tlio oiild continue in llielr ixwlllons liss Ocvaldlnc Uston, in charge o lie Oscenla office, Is a.ssirftod b firs. Dorothy Conway, and asslstln Morris here are Mrs. Mary LR airell and Miss Hetty Jane Binill Hoy Ware will continue as dcpui County Courl Clerk In charnc i hf Osccnla office nnd Miss Hlytl '111 be ussistcd here by Miss Clonuv M. Hill. Miss Turtle will conllmtc' to Miss Miirjorlc Doyle as rieyi; Osccoln and Mis. F'cggy Jones Will lo iissist her In the Dlythcvll ofticc as she begins her second ten Another Mississippi County rcsl- tleni. who will take his oath lomor- rnw with Zal B Harrison rcnlectcd, wlltioul opposilii/ii, as Circuit Court Judge. .lie hus as his courl steno- Braphor. E. CI, Parker, formerly of Memphis and now of Dlylhcvillc. Charles W. Ughl of I'aragoiild V A Saves Cash ".* : or Taxpayers Low Cost of Power Cited by Officials in 13th Annual' 1 Charles W. Short lici* Wartime '-laws^wlU : end: »ulo-* (illcally vlthln six months unless xlcilded by cofngre*;. Mr. Trimian'a'acH*" WpUld-.toe«n te rcduclloti of H expls* tsxtfi cxt, July l vmlcss' congteiw'noted o imilnUln Jr change existing ilrs, Tor instance, Ihe wliUkcy tax mild drop from 19 lo $9 a gallon, ho fur lax from W per cent to 0 tier cent, luid th« theater tax rcm 20 per ccnl lo 10 p«r cent Mr Truman na|d some ot tlic measures a'fccted by his proctoma- lon v,OUld be. desirable In p«ace- Iroo oi for the remainder 'of Ihc reconversion period • He is»id h« would make recommendations to Congress foi legislation to conklnilc ^om^ of them He did not speff- y. Mi. 'irumjn unit! his notion was In keeping with his efforts to ' bring our economy and our government hack to n peace lime Basis, an quickly HI; Possible. 1 ' Ends A-year Emrrcency , The sUtc of hoBtllltlcs had Seen In effect foi live years and 24 days —ilncc pearl Harbor day Dec 1, 1941 ' Tlio Piesldent's proclamation did not end the states of emergency proclaimed bv tlic l^tc President Rqosc\elt In 1939 and ml HOT did It did the state of war Itself, Only Congress can declare the formal end of them But Mr Truman said he soon would make fecommenda- Dons on these mailers. 1 Mr Truman's surprise action came thief Hays before the Rtpuk- Uc»n-controlled »»th Congreai wn" x :l'ic 1VA r'c| hy second irodunecl more ystcni to the ''country and said ,hls indicated the Tenhewee Valley \nd accomplished the thdmtrlal recon version from w»r to peace with minimum of ,setback<i Iiv i Us 13th annual report lo Iho Prcsldenl, and Conaress, tho TVA snid that by June 1946—ten mohlh.i after Japan surrendered—the TVA df hydro and Rte*m plant! was breaking peak records and Production and yiso of lU 1 'current- were climbing to iicw highs. "Wlii«t happened to power produced by the TVA system In ; Ihc fiscal year ending June 30. 1948, la the story of a region .reconverted quickly from war to peacetime production and steady,' Uic report said. Users ot TVA pnwrr received added benefits during the yeur us In-i aled by a decline of nbout ten cent In revenue from power icrntlohs. ' TVA pfiwcr was dlr.lrltiutiid to out 669,000 consumers by 92 mu- clpal and 46 cooperative electric stems durlnic-lhc years. The nv- ace TVA user consumer l.OO'.i voiced deterteinktion "Uvvt tlxtrc »bsll be no 'pvbjc' 1 wpn &I iftfTti Bton cajculnte,) lo^eruiare thV Deo- plw of (he world and dVitroy'lhelr civilization'; , He aho said "great sains have been made in translating military victory into permanent (x;ace." • Tlio proclamation of ,lhe cessation or, hostilities was effective'at noon today ? Mr Trunian snld he found it "in the public interest" to declare'•'"<an end to hosUHtlcs Mostjmoortant immediate eKect of tho action v,as to end the government'.'i spoclfic power to seize strlke-thrcaltned plants, mines of other productive facilities essential to Ihe national welfare., i. - •• This seizure power also elected a Circuit Court Judge could not be reached today for aunour.cemr.ut ot Ids court steiio- graplicr. He succeeds Walter Kll- lough of v/yinic. who did not seek tie office. James Cecil Hale of Marion, Dis rict Prosecuting Attorney, said to lay his deputies In Mlssisslpp County would icmain ihfcliangcc [•hey me II. G. Parllow tor Norl Mississippi County aivd Myron Nai ing for the Osceola district. H irand jury stcno«.-npher is Mr Mirie G Holland of Marion. Constables and Justices ot pcac named in the recent election, w begin their duties tomorrow 1 two-year terms. CWH of electricity dnrinit Hie fiscal ar at an avcrnBc K.WH cost ol .78 cents. The average U. S. resl- ciiilnl user oul.slitc, the TVA rc- pn usr.t 1.200 KWH ot current Tolul NEW YORK, Dec. 31. (UP>Cotton closed steady. open high low clos Mar 3267 3267 3201 32 May 3211 3211 3150 3175 July 3063 3063 3003 3023 Oct ..'.... 2744 2745 2710 2722, Dec 2634 2C9B 56SO 2675 J gicss. Spots closed 3Mft down 34. President May Shun Tax Cut Suggestion WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. (U.P.) —President Truman tin 1 ;:! not 111- lend lo recommend A ^eiprfd "income tax cut to the r.c;v Oon- ^<1May. Whito scir.-fos said here will be at 2-05 noon, while at Osceola, Mas ill be celebrated al B a.m. The post ollicc will have a Hi arcet post and one mail dohve. omorrow but the windows will loscd. The buildini! will be ope , s at the First Church lonlchl will start at C:4S o'clock when the Sunday bchrtO> Council will have supper, followed by services until 12iOI am. N. y. Stocks Final stock prices: A T A. T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola . ...... Oen Blecti ic Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Centra! Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel . .. Radio . Socony Vacuum , • i J\ 171 1-2 3'2 1-2 10 1-2 92 1-2 01 3-8 140 35 3-i . 52 3-8 . Gl . 18 . 72 . 9 3-4 . 23 1-4 . B 1-4 . 14 5-3 . '.11 J.. M. Townsend Dies In Jonesboro Home MANILA. Ark.. Dec. 31.-L. Townscnrl of Joncsbo.M, Miner Louis and Holwrt ViivA'.st-ud Manila, died Monday inoinln? his home. He "i.i. A '-ell railroad man. he scrvj.l as lu:l agent 2f> years In Jonct Services will be hcul tomorr afternoon. 2 o'clock, at Gic Viniernl Home in Joacs.lmro lun-ial at Cily Cemclciy. Ho is sitrvlveil by his wile, Myrtle Townscncl: five sons. Har rild and Richard Townsend of New York Cily, and Glenn Townsend, ,f Middlelon. N. Y., wlv> reached Memphis Ihis mornln-j by ulnuc. and the Iwo Manila so,n. nnd two daugliters. MIPS Hcle.i Towiwcnd of Memphis and Miss Martha Sue Townsend of Joncsborx cd in the Fmlfh-GonnaUy W»r. L»i- xif Disputes Act and part of-the Selective Service Act. : . However, plants nnrf mines already seized may bo held by the government for' six months more—until June 30, 1947. Kcnl Control Stays ^ II v, as under Ihis 1»* that Mr. Truman last May seized the nation's soil coal mines The mines stIM nie under federal control They will continue to be until mine pp- l a Id. . cost oi 3.31 cents,. Ihe report orators and the United Mine Work- Prevents Floods, Too I The 'IVA said that operation »! ic 10 dams In the Tennessee Riv- syslem saved tho Cily ot- Chal- anooga, Tcnn., approxliiiately ?10.- OO.COO In estimated diimAgcs In iinuiuy 1048 by reducing a flood rest there by ten fee'.. Without the Hood control tenures. TVA said. Ihe flood would mvc been the filth largest on record at Chatlnnooga. Actual dam- -ipo from tlie high water was aboul $00.000. A second flood the -next month was held at no damage. The report covered a wide range of research and developmental ac tivillcs carded on S y TVA. Includ Ing those al a chemical planl Muscle Shoals, Ala., where it said there arc facilities "lo carry a new crs (AFL) negotiate a contract. At present Ihc mines are being operated under a contract signed last May between John L. lewis. UNW president, and tho government. While the specific selzuer power is tcrmlntUed, It has been poin,t- rd out by officials lhat the govern- Snt In some cases m process or a new product from It- genesis in the laboratory to cxpcr iinental production on a plan scale." During Ihe year the TVA cm ploymcnt rolls were reduced b nearly 1.200 while over 2.000 en ployrs returning from • Ihc armed forces were reinstated. in Ihcir old Jobs. The total employment at Ihc end of the fiscal year was al the 11.169 mark, including 3,608 veterans. Bilbo Studies Ouster Precedents in Senate be able Invoke general emergency owers lo seize slrlke-bounrt,facil- ies where the public welfare is fcclcd. ' •: . Gugfir rnlioning and -rent con-; ols arc not affected by the Pres- lenlial proclamation. . ... Rciil control nuUiorily is con? lined In the OPA extension act •hirh ends next June 30. Sugar ra- loniug authority Is contained nolher sialulc. .'-• Mr. Truman's aclion also means he end. ctfeclive Immcdialely. .<« ax-free shipments of clgareltes. cigars mid tobacco lo. servicemen. It also ciids Ihc armed forces.nurs r s Iraintng program. The War Department pointed out. however, hat no army nurses arc in training low. Henceforth, no army officer or nlistcd man will be required Ip pcnd more than too years In certain foreign stations. Also ended Is the secretary of war's authority to maintain reserve officers' tranllns corps Instruction camps for no longer than six weeks In any one year. N. O. Cotton NEW ORf.-KANS. Dec. 31. (UP) — CoUon Closed Steady, oiwii high low close 3757 3259 3204 "23 3200 3203 3245 3170 3(151 305!) 2999 3018 " 2132 2742 2688 272S ". 268? 2693 2665 2682 >:;r ll»\VI\ SO. May July Oct. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. 'U.P. —Sen. Theodore G. Bilbo, D. Miss., studied congrossioMl ouster precedent.'; today as three Senate committees ponder reports 01 which his own political ,fatc ma> lilnge. The scrappy chams> i .,i\ oi whit supremacy was slec,teM Nov. 5 to -.1 third Kenalo Imn, Wecther ARKANSAS— Cloudy. Occasion*! light snow today, »«d In extreme South portion tonight. Continue* rold and temperatures W hv U** North to at in the aowh portion , tonight. Wednecd»j j»r«y I not ((iiitp so rold m Iho V-'Vi

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