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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI8SOUKI . XI,111—NO. 239 BlythevWe D»lly Ne»f Blythevllle Herald Blythevilto Courier Mi»issippJ V»ll«y Leader -;, AKKANSAS, WKDNKSDAV, JANUAHY 1, l'J-17 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Snow r Ice Hal) Bus, Air Traffic Over All Arkansas One Fatality Reported Due to Accidents on Highways in State (By United Tress) Air and highway transportation wns at a virtual standstill In Arkansas: this New Year's Day as ' ice. sleet and snow caked all hishways and landing fields in the state. At least one person was killed, and many others injured in highway accidents yesterday and last niRht. Miss sallie Bryant, 13, of Boonc- ville, died a few hours alter the car in which she was riding was hit by a vehicle belonging to a Little Rock Coffee company and driven by Ralph lone' of Little Rock. The U. S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock reported that practically .every part of Arkansas was lilt by sleet., snow or freezing rair yesterday and last niRht. whicl in most instances was held intact by sub-freezing lemprcalures. ' Balcsvillc was tile coldest reporting station with a low of 20 degrees last night after the mercury liad hit 26 during the day. Little Rock reported a high of 2« and a low of 24 degrees. Monticello 20 and 25. and Tcxarkana 28 and 2G. Springfield, Mo., had 20 and 18. Newport reported .40 of an inch precipitation which weather observers said was caused by four inches of snow,-'the heaviest in the state. .;'' * • The state highway patrol said practically every road in the state was covered with slippery, frozen snow and sleet" today, and advised driving only under cases of extreme necessity. Highway 70 between Be'ntdn and Hot Springs was -. covered with sawdust, the patrol reported, b'ut driving was still. ha! '?UarddUs over the hilly and curvaceous road, Second Death Results From Manila Fire Scrnpio Dolgado, 'Mexican cotton picker burned seriously Monday night when fire destroyed the house he shaved with a dozen others near .Poplar Corner, died early this morning in Blythevillc Hospital, bringing the death total from the fire to two. The condition of Besnetc Dora- fjann, also seriously burned, was .said Lo be improved this morning and he was given a "50-50" chance to recover. Hurried to death Monday night \va.s Vila Deign do, .six- year- old d;ilighter of the man who died this morning. By early this .afternoon, disposition of Dclgtulo's body, removed lo the Cnbb Funeral Home, vas undecided.'Mrs. Floyd Haralson, Red Cress representative here, said that the Red Cross unit in Sag maw, Mich., where Lhc Detgado's formerly resided, informed her by telephone early this afternoon that a daughter of the rlcad mail was supposed to have lefl there at 10:30 last night en route here. The daughter is Mrs. Ben Hor- nodes, wife of a Sagmaw foundry worker. If she left Saginaw as reported, Mrs. Hornedes_ was expcct- rd to arrive here tomorrow, Mrs. Haralson said, to arrange for her fatiicr's .services and to pick up her • uninjured four-year-old brother. Mrs. Hornedcs speaks no English. Mrs. Haralson said. Confusion in spelling and reporting of the names of the dead and injured resulted yesterday due primarily to the fact thai information regarding them had to be obtained through an interpreter. The identifications, believed final today, were made through Ted Cisnero, Mexican driver on the farm where the firo occurred. Weather Foils Football Fans' Flight to Dallas Adverse travel conditions today forced 28 Blylhevlllc men. who planned to fly by .special plane to Dallas to attend the Razorback- USU football game In the Cotton Bowl, to forego their trip and motor traffic around Blythevillc slowed to a snail's pace with some bus lines schedules Interrupted. Greyhound officials reported they were operating, but the Matlils line cancelled schedules out of Blylhc- ville and the Prazicr lines reported some Interruptions but normal service was expected to be resumed soon. No serious accidents vycrc reported before noon'-today in the immediate area. With the ground covered with snow, some moisture fell and froze during Hie night making travel more hazardous. It was slightly warmer today and tile snow was melting slowly. The plane, which was chartered! by the" Blythevillc men for the Dallas trip was due at the Municipal Airport In time to permit departure of the fans at 7 o'clock this morning. The plane was delayed in Stuttgart because of the weather, and finally the cancellation of the flight was announced at 11 a.m. and the fans returned lo their homes with their liard-to-get tickets to the football game unused. The mcrcurv dropped to a low of 22 degrees during last night and a blanket of snow 1.4 inches deep covered Blytheville. according to measurements made by Robert E. Blnylock, official weather observer. Expansion by Public Utilities Reflects Rapid Growth of City That Ulythcville is jji-owinjj by leaps and hounds is fvj- deuced by the iidivities of tho three piiblie utilities sm-vinir tlio area iu their 19<1I> expansion pi'OKi'iuns, which will l# carried ou duriii« 19-17, and in their ]'«|)ort K on new cuMo- mers obtained during 194(1. » The Arkansas Missouri Power Company reported a gain of lit! new residential consumers during 1946, nnrt 114 commcrclnl and liv- dustrlal users during the same period with an overall increase of nearly 32 per cent In kilowatt hours of electricity furnished lo their patrons. The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company reported 307 new subscribers In Blythcvillr and an ad- rtkional 116 on the rural lines out of the Blylhevlllc -Exchange. The Blytheville Water Company listed 111 new customers and all three utilities during tlic Past year Hindu substantial Improvements to their systems in spite of shortages in materials needed for expansion lo keep pace with the rapidly growing city. The power company now lias 2921 residential customers, parcel to 274'J in 1915, for of 6,5 per cent. The nil commercial anil Industrial user's jumped from G35 in 1945 to 746 at Lhc end of 10*6, for a nal|) of 18 per cent. , > Total kilowatt hours rurnlsheH during ]04fl soared to 3,8M,70$ which represents an Increase ol See EXPANSION on Pace 5 1 , r a giilh umber tn ' 1946 Produced Banner News And Wide Variety of Events s OnefifthofDDT Funds Collected Berryman Takes Over as Sheriff Other County Officials Take Oaths of Office To' Start New Terms Missisvjippi County!, officers took their oaths this morning in brief ceremonies at the court house with Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris swearing in all ot the other officers after Municipal Judge Graham Siidbury administered the oath to him. They were elected in the general election in iNovember for two- year terms. Sheriff William Berryman was presented a new gold badge, engraved with • his name and the words "Sheriff, -Mississippi County", as a gift from a group .of friends with Judge Sudbury making .the presentation. . The New Year holiday was observed by all offices and the court house closed, but the new sheriff immediately began work after saying "Thank you" and pinning the badge on his coat. Charles W. Short assumed his position as chief OF police in Bly- thevillc with Mayor E. R. Jackson administering the oath at City Hall. He succeeds Mr. Berryman.' Detective Takes Own Life After Slaying Officer Small Girl Dies Of Burns After Clothes Ignite Standing loo close to a kerosene stove caused the death of four- year-old Brcnda Allinc McCann of Lost, Cane community who died late last night of burns received in the afternoon when her clothing became ignited. She received second degree burns from her knees to her face In the front and over her back before the fire was extinguished by the mother, Mrs. A. B. McCnnn. She died at 11:20 o'cloc kat Walls Hospital where she was brought by her parents following the tragedy which occurred at their Western Mississippi county farm liouse. Services will be held Friday afternoon. 2 o'clock, at the Lost Cane Unpttst church by the Rev. P. H. Jcrnigan, pastor nf Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Elm\v<»O(l f'f-mr-ifry here. ROCK Ark., Jan. 1. — (UPJ— Chief of Detectives O. N. Martin and Lieut. Jack Dcublcr of the Little Rock Police Department were found dead of gunshot wounds in the Lakcwood area near licrc about 10 a.m. today. , Pnlaski County Sheriff Tom Gul!cy, who aided in the Investigation, said that evidence showed chief 'Martin killed Dcublcr and then shot himself. Dcublcr was shot four times with a sawed-off 20-gaugc shotsun. His revolver was still In the holster. tfartin was shot through the head with his own .45 caliber pistol. The two men were found by a liuntcr who notified police. The bodies were outside the police car on a lonely stretch of concrete liarcment. Dcublcr fell near the right front, wheel of the vehicle, while Martin's body was found near the rear oj the car. Gullcy said he understood that Martin and Deublcr left the. police station at 8:10 a.m. after Martin lold the lieutenant he had received a call to the Lakcwood area. Gully said he was told there had been ill-feelings between the two men but he could give no devils. Tlic bodies were returned to Little Rock. First Blytheville Baby Of New Year Arrives In David R. Adams Home The first 1947 baby reported in Blytlieville was born a t 9:io a.m., lo Top news stories of the year cov-- cring 194S's most Important events in Blytheville and immediate vicinity touched every phase of life in this territory.' The events covered by the stories ranged from the acquisition of a new Municipal Airport for the city to the selection of a Blytheville girl as "Miss America Number Two" nnd included newsworthy happenings in the fields of agriculture, crime, taxation, expansion of utilities and housing. Reviewed here are Ihc 15 top local news stories of 1946 as gleaned from Courier News files. They arc listed here in chronological order rather than according to importance. 1) BAAP Housing Units Made Available to Vets (April 34)—With the American Legion Post here handling negotiations, 205 housing urilts at .the Blythevillc Army Air Field,nfere made available for tnl cd mo fu 2>" gins Jl.000,000 Building Program 'April 25)—A construction program was launched for the building of $1,000,000 worth of additional substations and new lines, including 110.000 volt and 33,000 volt transmission lines and necessary repairs for existing equipment. 3) Manila Woman Brutally Beat- Sec NEWS REVIEW on Page 8 Dyess Youth FacesCharge Of Murder „ 'Preliminary hearing f| r Richard Halfacrc. 16-year-old ' Dycss youth held in Osocola for the fatal shooting of his father Christmas Day on charges, of murder will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock before Justice of the Peace William Hale In Osceola. The murder charge was filed against the youth yesterday afternoon. Investigation of the shooting is continuing. Deputy Sheriff Dave Young of Osccola said Andrew Halfacrc. 43- year- old Dycss farmer, died in a Little Hock Hospital Sunday night of a bullet wound said to have been inflicted $48,000 Needed by Jan. 18 to Assure '47 Spraying Program Collection last year of the $3 fees for the 1047 DDT house spraying program in Mississippi County stood at 01% $9C09—less than 2() per cent of the amount lo be collected—as the year ended, Roger CoopDr, head of the Malaria Con'- trol unit licvc, announced yesterday. With .the deadline set.for Jan. 18,; less than three weeks arc left whicjv to collect the,,remain}; Business Outlook Good For Blytheville Area As New Year Arrives by son Dec. 25. In a state- nicnt to officerr, yesterday. Richard he shot his father because of the way the elder Halfacrc treated bis family. Before his death, it was reported Halfacrc signed a statement asking that his son not be prosecuted for the shooting. Funcrnl services for Mr. Halfacrc were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home near Dycss Burial was in Basscft Cemetery with Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge. Mr. Halfacrc is survived by hi wife, Mrs. Cuba Halfacrc; anolhe son, Johnny Halfacrc of Dycss three daughters. Mrs. Ed.a. F|rlc Hlgglribotham, Miss Dora Sue Halfacre and Miss Jean Halfacre, all of Dycss; four sisters, Mrs. Cordia Swanncr of Bono. Mrs. Maude Lackey of Jonesboro. Mrs. Gcrajd Killlon of Detroit. Mich., and Mrs. Freda Tippcn of-La Porte, Ind.: and a brother, Howard Halfacrc of Gideon, Mo. ., R. Adams at Mr. and Mrs. David Blythcvlllc Hospital. Tlie baby, a daughter, has fjeen named Donna Prances. The father, salesman for Curtfs ^andy company, Mrs. Adams and their daughter, nine-year-old Delores Ann. moved In February from •Toncsborn Sugar Stamp Validated WASHINGTON, Jan .1. (UP)-Spare Stamp 53 in Ration Hook Four became sooci today for five pounds of sugar amid indications that 1947 will bring more sugar for consumers. Although sugar rationing Is expected to last for some time, Agriculture Department officials predicted that consumer sugar allotments this year would bc'rxjosted at least 15 pounds over 1946. Lions Club Meets Members of the Lions Club h their weekly meeting ycstcrd noon at the Hotel Noble. Gue present were Chris Tompkins of Burdeltc and Dill Wilson niythr-vlllo. Approximately.$48,000 is the total amount required tor spraying of rbout 16.000 homes .To date, only 3003 homes are eligible for the DDT treatment, according to the payment of fees. Wlillc a house-to-house canvas for the collection of the • $3 fee brought results, the volunteer col-< lectors haven't the time to' main- ain such a procedure, Mr. Cooper lointcd out. There has been, he aid. too little cooperation with rc- jard lo householders contacting .be collectors. ' ''However,. I feel that the next -hrcc weeks will show a marked ncrcasc in collections." Mr. Coop- said. So far. only three collection agencies have achieved 100 per cent collections. They arc the Pawhecn and Carson school districts and the town of Joiner. Five others show collections of SO per cent. There arc 43 collection agencies in all. In general, the school districts In rural areas arc making a great- number of collections than the towns, Mr. Cooper pointed out. Collections in the Blythevillc school district, excluding the City ol Bly- thevillc, stand at 28 i«r cent. Mrs. A. B. Fowler Dies in Home Of Her Daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Fowler, mother of 10 children, died shortly before last midnight at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. M. G. Goodwin. She was 80. Stricken with paralysis the day after observing her birthday Dec. 6. her condition since had been critical. - ' Services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. Allen D Stewart, pastor of First Methodist Church, with burial at Eltnwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Harvey Morris Roland Green, Loy Welch, C. W Garrlgnn, Ernest Halsell and II. A. Taylor. Born ai Faycllevlllc, Tcnn.. Mrs. Fow!cr also resided in Alabama before coming here In 1919 Irom Dycrsburg, Tcnn. Since death of her husband. A. B. Fowler, she had resided with her only daughter. Her lite wns filled with many experiences and she enjoyed recalling Incidents. A close friend of the Caplain Keller family, the famous Helen Keller often visited in the Fowler home at Tuscumbia, Ala. Despite her advanced years, she was very active and participated In her birthday celebration with enthusiasm. her 10 children, four sous and lighter survive. They arc Mrs. 'in! Clyde and Fred. Fowler, Blythevillc, Lyfus Fowler of Lhersvillc, Mo,, and Bruce :r of Dycrsburg. She also 17 grandchildren and nine I p.randehlldren. Bank Deposits Up $5 Million During 1946 'rcdlctlons for a prosperous >^ew Year In Mississippi County tun Ije nmdn on thn basis ot a prosperous year jusl closed for In 1040 Ihn deposits In Blythcvlllc's two hanks Increased nearly AS |«r cent from $1X424,699.28 (o $I«.'(09.B52,:V4 for a gain of moro tlinli $fi,oqo,000, The present figure represents uu all-time high for this city, imci other banks In the county li,ivc shown corresponding Increases us a result of the excellent season for the farmers who h.id both a bountiful harvest and high .prices for their cotton, soybeans nun other casli crops. n. A. Lynch, Immediate piisl president of Blytheville chamber of Commerce,.and president n/ mo Furmcrs Hank fe Trust Company, suggested that tlic outlook for 1U41 should l>c good for farmers nnd nancial condition than ever iilui merchant;; nllke arc In better n- rmnclal condition than ever and have, nrtisl of their capital di-jt. paid. Roth Ihc hwthievimrn unit the farmers, It was explained, ;>rc In an cxrellept condition to weai'.i- er 8 depression It there Is lo lie a repetition cif (he conditions which follower! l!ic end of World War I. The early isSOs':. found • many mers and merchants 'dec|> In it as-R result of over-expansion ^? to prosperity of World War I. Such Is not the case at the end of World War II. Some Mississippi County I arm land sold during 10415 at fabulous prices hut for the most part the sales were for cash, or nearly nil acsh, and with sound financing ol the unpaid balances the buyers should be in a position to survive a period of unfavorable prices K,r crops. Cotton Price Stalilllied Another factor in favor il a continuation of thn 1046 prosperity inl<> 1947 and beyond for iwrliaps two years or more, Is found in the fact that cotton growers slill have a parity price, guarantee and can borrow up to 025 per cent of parity prices on their cotton for two years after the formal declar'iUon of the end of World War n. Cotton prices reached their pciiK in mid-October of 1946, nnd iho price, decline, which continued toi overnl days before, leveling oil nd then br-ginniK a slow climb inward, is estimated to have cost ;rowcrs In this area considerably norn than $1,000,000. The coal strike and its ag-jr.i- 'alion of the shortage of freight cars in which to move the bninpor cotton crop also tended to slow snlcs and prevent movement ol some of the cotton at a lime when prices were at or near the icak. Building Permits Exceed $250,000 Sixty-four Now Homes Constructed in Spito Of Material Shortages Considerably cintulle'l l>y material shoitiiBCS, cimslriicilon In I»:y- thevllle during 11)46 was undKi'tiiit- cn In the estimated amount ol S270'.!00. nccordliH; lo a survey of buit(lii!(; (lennlts issued durlnn ihu past year by municipal anthoi'lUcs. A break-down cf this total ac- cordliiK 'to amounts c.sllmutrd for the erection of various type, ol buildings shows that residential conslriicllon comprised the 'bulk or 191(i bulldiny. Ksllmutes totallns $140,000 were Blven on bnlUilnu permits issued for the erection of C4 houses at an avcrane cost ol about »Meo. RiinkhiK second with Just slightly over hnjr as mucli estimated cx- penrtlture' wns con.ilrucl.lon of business buildings. 'Permits were Issued for 36 new business building.* at an average estimated cost ol S2245 each, or a total ot $80.890. Factory Adds Annex Repairs, alterations. . addition.' and remodeling npcnUlon.'i on'botl residences and business buildings cnmo lo an csllmnlcd total of $45,400. Al mi average estimated " " w> «t>\> 1"^H1IUIIUU LlAJt- of $1685 each,, 33 suoh operations were undertaken lust,year, accord- Inn to permits Issued, Tlic largest single cost estimate was In industrial expansion In the form of an addition lo llic Rlcc- Stlx factory. Construction of tlic annex Is now tindery/ay at an estimated cost of $125,000. New construction ot. and additions to. Blythevillc churches were undertaken lust year at an estimated totul cosl of $63,000 Largest estimated cost for church construction was given on the permit issued for the building of the new Jewish Temple m 14th and Chlckasawbii, Big Population Gain Reported Industrial Firms Looking Ahead; Facilities Expanded The year 1(140 naw HlytlinVllIc Krow Industrially »lth construction Btartcd on nn annex to the Rice- 3tlx garment (aotdry here and six lor™ storage tanks'<x>iwtrtict«d by Hwlft fc company for storliijf cottonseed and soybean oils, and other Improvements made In the facilities for handling cotton, cottonseed and soybeans. Work Is well under wny on u $125,000 annex to the garment factory where work clothing Is made. Operations In the present $lBO- i 'lOO factory provide employment for nearly 400 persons, and an annual pnyroll ot about, $350,000 for Bly- Ihnvllic. • Completion o^lhc annex will menu employment for another SOO (nctory workers and add about $200,000 a year to the company's payroll. , •• StRllstlcs from the post office from tho .utility, companies aiid other sources all point lo a rapN growth for nlythcvllle diirhiR the irasl year. ... •' , One of the more conservative cs- .linates placed tho 1»46 Increase nt l.SOO. pcrsoim..,^ .jjlyc t(ic" city -il More f Better Merchandise To Be Stocked Consumer, in Mivilvlppl Counts run look forward to 1947 wltn real wimble hope that It wilt bring the morn and better goods and »t prlo whjcti should hot exceed the 19™ peaks, according to biwlnewi lemiiril '•i niythcylllc '1 And they can tlait tlie year-wit)] some of tho proceeds from a 000,000 hnrvext for 194« under .-„. belts The IBIS harvest is rated th IxMit the enmity ever has ,knowi| and the spread of this fruitful veal reached Into the 'pocket* of the rlcll and poor alike. .1 Upwards of »5,«M.M« from the I rotton crop went into the pocke&l of the plekerx who by rauon.Rll thf. .Rood crop »nd xubct.VnkJAiI wanes wrrf able to fare better} than In any other year. f done, with the passing ol the old ymti/pcihnps Is the worst ot.th bogey about scarce Items. From Farmer England, 4,,™/ F^-'ft^iia.vio,. WYE' inc city a >opulatlon >or trot lees thuh ,i4,Qp»; nt thin'time. Other estimate* plac?* ert the figure us high as 18,000 for tho city and densely populated nrcas which arc outnido: the city limits.. • • •'. . . . ••• Steps arc under way to annex three separate area's to'r the city. which will meah added raapoiisi- for Ihe municipality'In the form of extending'fire, police lind health protection to the new areas. NrxL i-iinklng estimate was »2D.- CCQ for the construction of an addition tr> the Calvary Baptist Church. An estimated cost ot $8000 was advanced for the addition of a Sunday school room to the Negro Tlaptlst Church. A permit issued to the Church of the Immaculate Conception listed J7000 a; the expected cost of a six-room Slslcrs' home at 1208 West Ash. Work also was started liurlug the past year nn .the new Plrsl Christian Church. Sixth and Main I both the First Baptist and the First Methodist, churches have sizable imulH sot aside for building purposes nllhoiiKli dclinite plan for starting construction have no been announced. PermiU were Issued by City En Kinrrr Jne Ciirney for f.hc inovin, )f 21 '!)iilldini>s lo new locations. Individual estimates fr> r repairs, iddillons Hiui similar work ranged Irnin S-IO.T to $1000. BuiktliiK.s crcct- :tl lor business purimses carried -slimalcs of from $300 to JtSOOTJ. Kstlinalcd costs o; residence ','?' "i'^ ",""' «" " lom " s nt 1MO Miildini: rniiRcd from $500 lo »SOOO i "j** 1 "'* f °r n" of IMS arc expect According lo .spcf.lficHtlons listed cd '" rv<- ''~ < " snnn —• -• applications Postal Facilities In City Expanded Blytheville Receipts Show Big, Gain for. Fourth .Quarter I'ostnl receipts,for the -fourth quarter of'.'lM6 are nheiiri of tho fliiitio period In iB4S, snd stnmp cancellations In the Blythcvtllo office nro far ahead of the final three months for 1945. Postmaster Ross M. Stevens disclosed. Full business for the post office has been much better than for 1845 when the receipts for the last three months of the year were t24.400.7S to bring the ll)4r> total to Byrnes Meets With Envoy To Argentina WASHINGTON. Jan. I. (UPI-Secretary of State James F. Byrnes conferred for 80 minutes today willi GcorRC S .Messcrsmilh, U. S. ambassador to Argentina, on the general Latin American situation. It was Ihcir first meeting since Messcrsmith returned here from Buenos Aires last week. Mcsscrsmilh lold reporters alter the conference that he and Byrnes discussed Latin America only il general terms. He said no .specific mailers were discussed. He sail he expects to confer with the secretary again laler lliis week. Messcrsmith said he expects li return to Buenos 'Aires ~n abou two weeks. Sale o?~'47 Auto, Truck Licenses Gets Under Way License buying for automotive vehicles was slow today at the Ar- iu ^ .^^ ,IH,.,MH, *..t .,^1511^ kansas Revenue offices at City Hall I rule increase on the basis of 20 tlOO,5B7. Activities at the Blylhe- vlllc Army Air Field In the early, months of 1045 kepi the receipts' for the first half of the year ahead of the first six months of 1946. in permit applications, mo.il of •ho houses built lasl year were imall. The largest houses listed hud five and n half rooms while majority ranged from one lo three rooms. In the face of the lumber shortage, many specifications called for the use pf concrete blocks for walls as well as foundations. Higher Freight Rates Effective Over the Nation WASHINGTON Jan. I.—(OP) — Hallroacl freight rate.s go up an average of 17.fi per cent loday—a boos! from which the carriers st;md to gain $1000.000,000 in additional revenue this year. The Interstate Commerce Com- miwton authorized the increase Doc. 6 lo offset the carriers" rising costs ol operation and declining revenues. At the same il«nc it made permanent ;i temporary increase In passenger fares sr.mtcil in 1942. The regular coach fare Is 2.2 cents a mile-. ( The ICC awarded the frcigh till i.-!H.-> ivu% UIIUL* Ul 1 lets at Vsiiy il' 111 ' mu 1,11:1 Cil.M. un till; U<1.-*]S UI 6*1 and at the Missouri state line. I per cent for genera] freight anc Tlic rCd-lcUcjMteluinlnum plates 15 per cent for agricultural pro- plate, montii si on today for the no cxten- becn an- scssed ducts fcxccpt fruit and vegetables' and livestock. Rate.s on fruits n nd vegetables were worked out Jn a special way to preserve competition nn Us presenl basis. mi V 8° cd to exceed *85.000 and is high « s 180,000. Blythevlllc's IMfi Increase in pop- ilatlou has resulted In the adding of about 75 city blocks to the irca served by letter carriers. One lew carrier has been added to the staff or Ihc Blytheville post, office, <nd the nddltion of another ha.i wen authorized nlonj; with the authorization for another parcel post carrier, Mr. Stevens salct. Expansion of three rural routes out of Blylhevlllc also is contemplated as soon as roads arc Improved lo make them usable through- ou I the }T»r. H was estimated unofficially that Ihc letter carriers In the city are serving upwards of 18,000 patrocw. and that the rural roulej serve another 17.COO. The Posl office here has a staff of 27 In addition lo the poslmaster. These Include an assistant posl- maslcr, superintendent of malls, six regular elcrks, six postmen, three rural route carriers, ten part time ant] full time substitutes, and Iwo custodial employes. Ojcco/o Woman Suffers Burns in Home Accident i The condition of Mrs. Basil Shcf field of Osccoin, admitted to WalU Hospital yesterday with burns about the face and bods', was rcportci. as fair early this afternoon. She was burned In an accident at her home in Osoeola. - .-<•«, A », I1IVI KlllgtHtgu, |IIC4K17J|1 oj the Blytnevlllo Chamber of Corfi mcrcQ, who is nsnoclated with HudJ dleslon Ai Company, wholesale grqJ cers, cnme the Information tfinJ some of the scarce Items wereV so hard to get during th«,l«tt™ months of tho dying year, IMS. "1 Finds 8qrprtsln» rifWM" He bald that year-end flgurei iome commodities, which were 6t ied, reveal that the volume In Items last year set some al hj«hs, and, to, u« Wj 'own ™«.xr. "^# were still lncllned',tb r calUhen scarce Items jtut became the}' Helling so fast that retaltorn not keep them In stock." Mr. England and others In t fleld of business feel that IMT'H bring more scarce Items back',., the shelves of the retail »tofr»s.au that tho manufacturers during 18 will be turning out better qual goods In all fields of merchanclisii Morp and more the trade iwrac* which were the buyers' assurance '6 quality In pre-war dayv and pre-, OPA days, will agam V~«"vallaT>li to permit tho dtscrirnlnallngTcdpl sumcrs to buy with greater-«onaj dcntc und full satisfaction Airline HUp Hnafhl , Uhtcd high arnonj the objective of the chamber of Commerce'" 1947 K a continuation started during 1946 "to pbii(rt,,ib BlythevlHc H .slop on the < it Southern Airline's night Memphis and St Louis "~' < J" 1 5| The airline official;, Vo' eater, td make Blytheville K ^lop for ni.lafc two of the company's North'Vrt South flights each day,'and. "jriiu guratlon of such air service for I clly hinges only on approval of Civil Aeronautics Board In Ington of the company's appil'ca Mon for Mich a stop* '•?' Mayor K R Jackson and mcml bcrs of the City Council are workJ ing hand-in-hand with the Caam'-l lx>r of Commerce and tho airhn,- U speed the action by the CAB on thl C <fc s application BlytUcvillc .ml thorltlcs have intervened ln.th&<4 In Washington urging grantl.ii ol the application Bljlhevllk UK, l-acjUUr* Blythcvtllc has, one of Iho bet! airnoits west or the Mississippi Rlyl er lictween St. Louis and New dr'-l leans and it Is available for use the commercial airlines. The Clly of BlytHevillc look OY«, opcralion of the landing field 'aria facilities of the Blythevillc Army Ail Field last year under a tempot'aTj permit from the War DcpnrUncr.il The city'expects to obtain pcviiial nent possession of the fleld w'.ieil final disposition of the Army propl erty Is made by the War Assets Adi ministration Se/ectrre Serytce Law • Extension Not Expected WASHINGTON, Jan, t (O^J —The Selective Service,Act. whfc piovldcd the nation with mightiest citizens' army hi Its lory, Is not .affected by P Truman's proclamation official!] ending World War II hosUUties, The act automatically .ex next March 31, unless extends it, An extension seemed vnlikoll inasmuch us the Army. rapidly, becoming an all-volunteer 'ore There, have been no InduotioiJ since Oct. 16. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy day, tonight and ThiirsU,y; i« quite co cold this alternoon; warm! er Thursday, temperatures 9* '* Noi th to 30 in South portion*' • ni?hi.