The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 30, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOU11I VOL. XLI1I—NO. 20-1 BlythevlUe Dally Newr Blythevllle Courier Blythcvllle Herald Mississippi Valley leader 1JLYTJJKVIL1/K, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 'M, 1!)'I7 ; . 5i ' '. "4^-*, SINGLE COPIES FIVE Q Legionnaires Rap Politicians' ^Patronage Policy Preference for Veterans Urged With Selections Under Civil Service To aid in finding and creating jobs for honorably discharged veterans as employes of the State of Arkansas, American Legion Dud Cason post 24 of Blytheville has adopted a resolution urging legislation providing for the replacement of many ap]>oiiitccs with Civil Service workers and the awarding of additional points in the grading system to veterans, it was announced today. This resolution, scoring the present "political patronage" -system of appointing many state employes, was adopted Tuesday and copies sent to each member of Ihe 'Mississippi County delegation in the Arkan«as General Assembly. The resolution also urged that similar action be taken by other Legion Posls in Ihe state. Text of Resolution The resolution follows: WHEREAS, it is a well known fact that the present political patronage system of our state gov- crnrnent Is no?,, and has been n burden to Ihc taxpayers of the stale . . . and has resulted In a less efficient system of government: and. WHEREAS, it is well recognized I that many of the employes of the Stale Of Arkansas are employed by virtue of their political connections rather than their competence and ability . . .; NOW. THEREFORE BE IT RB- SOLVED . . . that we (Post 24) do respectfully urge our delegation in the General Assembly to Introduce and sponsor legislation providing that all employes or the slate . . . whose annual salary ts nude:- S3000 per year be selected and employed on a basis o[ comrjc- titive examinations by a Civil Service Commission or Merit Commission lo be set up in such a mnn- ner as the legislature may decide: and. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED lhat such legislation shall provide thru no employe shall be discharged unless for violation or such rules a»(J .regulations as may be provided . . . by the Commission; and, I'rcfcrcnce for Vets Asfced BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this commission set up an arbitrary five points ... in their grading system to all honorably discharges veterans . . . nnd with an additional five points to be I Given . . . veterans who have service connected disabilities- nnd. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED t lhat copies of this resolution be forwarded to each member of our delegation | n the General Assembly, lo 'American Legion) Slate Department Headquarters ... for publication in the Arkansas Legionnaire, and with requests that oilier posts throughout, the state . . . adopt like rc.solulions and forward same to their respective representatives. Drafter Returns ' $5700 to City After 25 Years MOBILE. Ala.. Jan. 30.—'UP) — City Comptroller II. o. telslcr saved a bulky let lor for last and when he opened the envelope found a tolnl of $5,100 wllli anonymous mote that the money represented graft tiiken from the city administration a generation ;1 go. The envelope contained five $1.000. one $500 and two $100 bills. The postmark showed tlnit the lel- cr had been mailed here although he letter was diilect New Orleans The note went to the point.: "Enclosed you will find money Hint belongs to the City of Mobile. In other words I was In the graft during 1017-1822. I then left Mobile and went out, West to make my home. The panic caught me and I had a hard time. Whc World War II came atong I made a few dollars and therefore I want to pay the City of Mobile back." Operators Ask Congress to Curb UMW Boss Spokesman for Coal Industry is Witness Before Senate Group Salem Couplet Rides Half Block f n House When Tornado Strikes HATKSVII/LK, Ark., ;Juu. .'iO. <U.['.)—-A 52.yeitr-t.ilil Salem, Ark., mini told today ho\y lu> ;uul his wifu rode mil lie twister in tlieii- homo ,which WII.H picked up liko ;i 'cittlicr ;iml carried through jlhu uir H)0 feet before crusli- in splinters. f Guard Unit Here To Be Inspected Colonel from Texas To Meet Personnel of Blytheville Company Experts to Use Dynamite to * Drain Farmland A demonstration ol tiilchinp, by Ihe use of dynamite will be given tomorrow on the Jack Garrigan farm near the II. O. Hughes gin in the Half Moon vicinity. County Ancnt Keith Uilbrcy announced this mnrning. Blasting will take place intermittently between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Ditching by dynamite has been recognized by agricultural leaders as one of the cheaper means of digging small ditches. Mr. Bilbrey said. Dynamiting avoids the creation of spoil banks as It scatters the excess dirt, he explained. The blasting will be done under Ihc supervision of a dynamite specialist from llic DuPonl Company in Memphis nnd J. H. Bohanning of Blythcvllle. who has done much of (his type of work in this area. The Soil Management Committee, under Ihc direction of the county agent, long has been interested in ditching by Ibis method, Mr. Bilbrey stated. An inspection for federal reco nition of reactivation of Company M of the 153rd Regiment. 'Arkansas National Guard, will be held tonight at the Armory cil 6 o'clock it was announced this morning b> C?.pt. Robert Recder, commanding officer. If I his inspection i.s passed o: the unit, it will mean federal rccoi; nition, formal reactivation and In placing ol its nicmb?rs on a pa. .status. The inspection party will be com posed, of officers froin the Fourti Army National Guard Headquarter at Fort Sam Houston. Texas. Co John B. Wells, assistant adjutant general, will be in charge of th >arty. Company M must have thrc norc members before the inspcctio can be .passed. Capt. Rceder sai There arc now 21 men signed n but 24 are required for federal re cognition. Capt. Reeder urgeo' that all me wlio "have" already sigv.etl up uvi those interested in doing< present lonighl,. .aL.6 o'clock .. When reactivated, Company M will replace Company K of the Arkansas state Guard, which served for the five years that Company M was on active duly with the Anr.y. A payroll of S40.COO per year will be distributed here when reactivation puts Company M on a pay status. Vacancies in non-comnits- sioned ranks will ba tilled and promotions made as soon" as the unit is reactivated, Capt, Recder said. Members will be paid for each week's drill nnd other time spent with Ihc unit, including the two weeks animal encampment. Four veterans of previous service with Company M are Garland M. Bunch. J. R. Johnson, Emil Damon and Udell Ncwsom. The others me nc 1 .'. 1 members. First Lieutenant Toller B. Buchanan is executive officer ol Company M. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. <UP> — A coal industry spokesman nrgct Congress today to strip John Lewis' United Mine Workers 'AFL, of power to force a nationwide shut down of the coal mines. J. .D. Francis, president of th Islmid Creek Coiil Co.. of Hunting ion. W. Va., and a leader of South ern Appalachian Mine Operator made the reimesl before the Senat Labor Committee. He said Lewi power could be curbed W.UU a ba on industrywide biu-galnlng. C. Dickerman Williams, vice pros "out of the American LocomotU o., joined Francis In urging puss fie of the null-national bargnlnh II sponsored by Sen. Joseph H. nit. H, Minn. Both argued that ulustrywidc negotiations made gen- ine bargaining between employers nd employees Impossible. "No bargaining unit large enough > create a monopoly or to deprive lie public of a reasonable supply f goods, in the event the ncgotiat- ng parties cither by disagreement a- collusion failed to agree, should >e permit ted," Francis said. He said the 1946 coal strikes show- l the danger of national bnrgaii- ng and national strikes. Fears ('artel System Francis nxpresscd tear that hulus- rywidc briroolning, unless probib- tcd, would lead to a cartel system. He also asserted lhat the Individ- lal's "right to grow and expand" was limited .somewhat by any union ind to a greater extent under in- dustrywide bargaining. He also attacked union welfare IimdVn sticking point ill UMW negotiations with the coal Industry last year. He urged that Congress prohibit unions from demanding or receiving funds for a welfare system . Francis also recommended legislation to tnkc supervisors from under the Wagner Labor Relations Act so employes could not be compelled to bargain collectively for them. Wiliiams, whose company has a contract with Ihc CIO United Sled Workers,' denounced the union's, techniques" as a threat ' t'o "freely competitive, enterprise." Williams told the committee that the company's 1046 strike would not have occurred if local union officials had been authorized to bargain. Meanwhile the Chamber ol Commerce of the United States went on record in favor of legislation for voluntary arbitration, for eliminating work stoppages In Jurisdictional disputes, for outlawing secondary boycotts, and bringing labor organizations under the anti-trust laws. It opposed President Truman's proposal for the appointment of a temporary joint commission to study labor-management relations and nlso opposed the closed shop and the creation of a federal mediation board. He was p. w. Nixon, and rclnl-l d the strange experience while! itllng nt the bedside of Ills wl'e. who was seriously Injured. Nixon siiid his first warning of he approaching lunnel - shaped cloud wu.s 11 louring tlinl reminded ilin of a fast-moving freight train., At first I din't pay much r»J-j tcnUou to the noise," Nixon said.' 'But when It kept getting louder and louder, I walked out onto a screen-In back porch and looked at the cloud. "I told my nils' lhat Ihe storm was coming our way and lhat we'd belter gel out. Hut It was too Into then. The twlsler .struck at lhat Instant. "We were caught on Ihc back porch. "I grabbed my wife. "Our four-room house hcmulec uomutvUrkly and then took olf Us 'oiiiidiilloiw into Ihc nlr. while In llic nil', the house rcnmtucil In one 'lecc but It rocked like n boat. 1 don't Xnow now high hi the * it not, ana I don't remember when we lilt the ground, "When I regained my senses. 1 stlli hmi my arms niouim my \vl(e and we were covered with .spllnt- i'is lhat had once been our home '"Hie house landed In (ho. back yard of one of 6uv neighbors'—the Clyde illnghnms—nbout 150 feel awny [nun the foundation o; oui home." The couple was dragged fr.-Hi beneath Ihe nibble and brought lo :i Dnle.svlllu liusplial In an ambu lance. Mis. Nixon Is seriously In juii'd but Is expected lo iccovei Nixon was less seriously hull. Lewis Hides His Belligerency In Statement by AFL Council Freakish Weather Wide Area Claiming 7 Lr In Arkansas and Missouri Tornado Hits Near Salem; Five Persons Fatally Injured By United Tress At li'itsl 15 dcatliH remillod today from tornadoes in Southern slutcR and from n HIWW .storm which lashed a wido in-tin of thn Mitlcilp \Vc.sL with high winds, freexinjf niin, !<lc(;t nnd heavy HIIOW. Seven persons wci'e kilted in three lorniulocs striking in (ink-It mieccBsioii hint night in Noiiliorit Arkansas and Soulhwn Missouri. The IOHH of livestock and crops ami the lamiiiro lo,fivrm liiiiUling.i was estimated at mvcriil IJifiti- iind (lolliii's. * Meanwhile the elements iinlcash- d freak slovm. conditions ncrois own. Northern Missouri, flUnoln. Visconsln, Indlmm and Southern Michigan. Government forecaster,* said ihc storm would be followed >y an Intense cold wave tonight ind tomorrow. Wind Hits Salem In N. Arkansas One Qoad, Six Others in Fulton County Hurt; Four Die in Missouri MIAMI. Flu.. Jan. 30. '(UP)--* The AKL Executive Council In a statement sinned by John L. Lewis, Pointed lociiiy to ail "era of f;or>d (ccllns" in which "Industrial strife Is definitely on the wane." i The statement assailing proposed nnti-slrlkr legislation a.s a threat to industrial .peace was read at the council's winter meeting here. I AFL, President William Green issued a statement that II would! be "a tragic mistake for Congress to use ivbuormal ot 194(1 as ihc basis for rcorganizini; by ill-conslclcrcri and punitive legislation the whole system of free and effective collective bargaining.'' The council statement said thuj 'a'n era of good feeling Is Retting m the 'Unions industrial front, and employers," the Autry Sponsors School Lunch Bill Measure Calls for Education Board to Administer Program I'l'lTLE ROCK, Ark.. Jllll. M. — (UPl—A bill setting up machinery enabling Ihe Slntc Board of Kdii- cntlon lo administer the hot lunch proRi'iun In Arkniisns hit the flooi of the House late yesterday. to Sponsored by 1.. II. Autry Mississippi County, (he mcasui'f lirovldec the State Hoard or Kducii- tion wlih authority In accept federal fftntts nnd surplus commo- dlfics and make distribution lo Ihi fChool districts. H nlso gTvcs I In board authority lo render tcehnl cnl service lo school districts ii establishing nnd carrying an .schoo hmcli-'Voeiams. . •'Autry said the bill charges Hi Board of Education with Ihe sponslblllly of prescribing reaiiln lions and procedures for kec'pln accounts and records. "It gives the school district fu authority In administer nil sclio: lunch programs under their jiirh diction with authority to hire nn Farm Bureau Directors to Meet Tonight Current legislation of interest lo farmers will be considerc:! unit plans made for the 1947 membership drive at a dinncv-incctin^ oi the Mississippi County Farm Bureau directors tonight at llio Rustic Inn. Directors from both cm! .4 of tl'n county will attend and most ol the 26 are expected to be pirscnl. John E. Crain of Wilson.'county P.irm Bureau president, will pit- side. The 10-17 membership campaign, slalcd for discussion loniylit, -.vili get underway Feb. 7. Weather ARKANSAS—Parlly cloudy and colder tonight. Friday fair and cold. Low temperatures tonight 20 to '-'•* North portion .and 21 to 28 in South N. Y Stocks Quotations 2 p nl. A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Centra! Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic steel Radio Socony Vacuum .. Stndcoaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Via 3-8 82 3-4 90 T-8 08 157 39 3-8 60 61 7-3 19 5-3] . 75 3-4 . 10 3-8 . 29 1-8 . 9 3-4 . 14 7-8 . 25 5-8 . 68 . 33 3-8 . fi 3-1 Members of Kiwanis Club Host to Polio Queen Miss Doris Jean Ruff. 1047 March of Dimes Queen, was a special of the Kiwanis Club at Its weekly meeting yesterday noon at the Hotel Noble. Miss Ruff addressed Kiwanlans on the Importance of March of Dimes coiilribulions and explained how the money was used. She was accompanied by state polio coin- mlltecman Joe W. Krincr ot Little Rock and Peggy Brown, of Henderson-Brown college in Arkadclphia. her maid of honor. The Kiwanis Educational committee presented a Program in which Ben Nichols discussed selection of new members and Jack Powell outlined the objectives of Kiwanis International. Guests at the meeting were H. U. Hampton of West Memphis and Lewis Phillips of Memphis. Jury Refuses Damages to Cab Passenger A jury in Mississippi County Circuit Court iicre yesterday returned a verdict for the defendant. Sid Brycans, in a $15,000 damage suit which Norman Graham, passenger in a taxicab, was injured in July. 1943. The case was dismissed as to other defendants by a directed ve.r- dicl ordered by Judge Zal B. Harrison. The other defendants included David McGregor, driver of the cab; Jack Marsh and O. C. Tompkins. The case was the last of the civil cases scheduled for trial at this term of court. Judge Harrison was on the bench today to hear motions in cases which arc to be tried at a later date. A one-day session of Chancery Court will b? held here next Monday by Chancellor Francis H. Cherry of Jonesboro. and Judge Charles W. Light will preside over criminal cases to be heard here in April. State Control Of Rent Urged By Legislator WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. IUPI-- Sen. Homer Capchart. R., Ind., today called on Congress to turn the whole job of controlling rents over to the stales. He said It should be left to the stales whether tenants "sink or swim." Cnpehart made his proposal to the Senate Banking Committee as it began hearings on legislation to extend rent controls beyond their June 30 expiration dale. Committee Chairman Charles W. Tobcy, R.. N. H., disagreed with Capehart. council said, "are showing a returning confidence in their ability to cope with their mutual problems through peaceful collective b^i'xaining anil without any need for outside intervention." The labor chiefs warned however of'"the threat held out by Congress on enacting sweeping Icgislalluh which would entirely disrupt normal .processes of collcct^vc-bargain^ iilK and stir up widespread industrial unrest." Council members charged Unit such measures wpyld Increase strikes, oppress free enterprise and Jeopardize full production Anti-labor legislators,, the council said, "arc either Ignorant of the dangerous ixitcntlalities, or motivated by a vengeful desire to crip-. pic the trade union movement." I s HP ei ' vlse 10C1 H personnel, purch-.w foods locally nnd supervise tile pro[gram." Antry said. The measure was made '-x'f-s- I sary, he said, when the federal •government transferred supervision of the program from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to (he Education departments of the slnlcs. Under the federal bill, Arkansas will receive $1.000,000 this 5'cnr for Ihe hot lunch program. Another school bill was Introduced by the budget committee yesterday. selling up n division ot the slate comptroller's office lo audit funds of llic school districts. The bill would i;ct up SM.OOO annually to carry o n Ihe work which has been underway for some tlflie under direction of the comptroller. MX, .inn. 30. <m>>— One person wan l;llleil and nl least six others were Injured lust nl«ht when a C*)-mlle an hour Iwlslur ripped through a residential :;ci> linn here knocking down one square block of houses. Mrs. Charlps l.awson. «0 ot Clll- 'ii, Ark., was killed. Tim tornado ruck on the outskirts of Mils own ol 1.500 population. Communications Into Salem wrrc own. Thu Red Cross said tluil ic country houses In tin- path ol he lovmido wcre completely razed Rr|xirt,s said lluit liravy wind.' ollowed i cloudburst thai had a|>- roached .from the Southwest. Tin; injured were removed wr.pitals in Biitwwlllc, some Ui nlH'ti lo the South. I-'ivc of the houses caii^hl fin xucl 'burned during the storm. lie Kirls said lhat the Snlcm Schoo uiichroom and the PcnU'Coslu nurch wore demolished. Mrs. Fred rjlxon wus taken t Gray's Hospital al Batcsvllle. whev she was reported In critical coiidi lion. The main force' of the tornado missed the 'business district by two blocks und alter wrccklny more inn 311 honied blcv; llsulf out m farmlands adjoining the town. A gatage aiiil two churches were swept olf tlinlr inundations nnd demolished, The lorn.iito struck about S::iU p.m. following a "regular Slimmer storm." wlUiesscri saM. , \ Six |i:MMms died hi Wisconsin iw ;i rctult of tile starn), five nl them succumbing, to heart attacks while fighting lilRb drifts At Ft. Mudlswv la., a killed when struck by man was lightning, Colder. Weather To Follow High Wind, Showers Ahnnrally hlah January temperatures linrc toppled last nliihl In UK; wnko of high winds, thunder, lllthtnlnu nnd rain. llc-tat E. lilnylock, official weather observer lor Blytheville, rc- poi ted a low o[ 40 degrees this inoiiilnK and .75 of onu Inch ot rain during .ihc, night. The Wciilher Bureau in Liltlo Rock predicted a. low. ol between 20 and 24 degrees tonight for North Atkansiis. .The wind Increased In volume during Iho tlay ami U'« rktcs rlrmvori. Knlr Weather wspre- dicted for tomorrow. Wind Blamed For Fire After Wires 'Shorted' Emergency Road \ Fund Approved House Members Act To Provide Large Sum for Maintenance N. Y. Cotton 1:30 Mar. May July Oct. Dec. P. M. Quotations . 3145 3154 3125 . 3063 ?075 3044 . 2607 MOO 2873 . 2CC9 2078 2C50 . MOfi ufll 3143 3059 2882 2fifll Registration Progresses For New College Semester Registration for the University of Arkansas classes at Blylhevllle High School is progressing satis- Irctoriiy, \v. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools, said today. Those who have not registered may -cio fo tonight and tomorrow r.lght. All registrations will be subject to cancellation next week if the registrant is r>«i, satisfied \vi', the schedule ottered, j_^. •*< LITTLE ROCK, Ark . Jan. SO. (UPl- Sittine as n committee of the whole, the House today adopted a "substitute emerRcncy" asiproprla- lion of $1,537.500 for the Stale Highway Ocpartmcnt. I The measure was approved 43 J heated debute. The bill now Is ready, to 31 after more than an hour's, for House discussion. | Neill "'Bolilingcr, general counsel for the Highway Department and! House parliamcnlsThin, .said that if Ihe bill were not passed the de-i partmcnt wouut have lo close by, Fi'b .15. Bohlingcr asserted thai po.-A-\var maintenance tooli "every dollar." Administration Rills Offered I Earlier in the clay, nine Interlocking administration bills were introduced In the House, identical bills were Introduced into the Senate yc.sterday. The administration bills would revise (he 15)45 revenue slabillzn- tton act: increase IJfitior, clsaretie. Income and severance taxes; abolish the state advaloicm lax; and release approximately $4.000,000 In surplus funds after payment of the non-highway bonded debt. Meanwhile, the Senate passed and r.cnt to Ihc House a bill prohibiting the sale of cattle at public auction unless tested for bangs m- sease. The second major change in elr-t! 1 - tion laws at the present session was suggested in a Senate bill introduced by Sen. L, Wccnis Trnsscll of Korcvycc. The measure provided for electing delegates lo county conventions and members of county central committees. Yesterday, the house received a bill that would eliminate assess- ncnts ptior to the purchase of a loll tp.x receipt. Senate for Closed .Shop Han The two major steps in the upper louse wcre a 25 to 9 vote of approval of the enabling act to Arkansas' anti-closed shop law. nnd the first reading of Oov. Ren l.aney's proposed), revision ol Ihc revenue Sec I.KGISI.ATUHK on me 'i his mornhiK were east one Instance Banker Freed By Jewish Underground JERUSALKM. Jan. :IO._(UPl Major H. A. I. Collins, British banker released by the Jewish underground [lurluK the night, was reported In "fairly serious" condition today Irom Ihc effects of bis three-day captivity. Collins refused to give an ac- coiml ( ,f hi.s experiences to newsmen who saw him brielly outside the Haddassnli Hospital, where lie was set free by Ihc underground shortly before midnight. I'olice said he could not be disturbed In Ids hospital room for 24 hours. The elderly banker .said, "I fought It out and made It.' 1 He was found standing in the rain outside the- hospital, dazed and with bnndagcs on one arm and l>is head. He talked Incoherently. His remarks lo the police indicated lie hn<| been drugged for about six hours before his release and remembered nothing of what happened then. "1 was maltreated, am in bad condition, and ntn In tio position lo make n .statement." Collins told newsmen. "Just take me home." High winds lust nlg'ut and early e blamed for nt of damage here vhen lira swept through the kllch- cn ami attic of Veterinarian Newell Jerome's combination home and office on South Highway 61 nboul 6:1)0 a.m. Fire Chief Roy Head said dcfec- ve. wiring was indicated as Ihr cause and that the wiring i prrbably shorted when high wind innglcd power lines leading hit 1 the building. The fire did heavy damage to the Wlclien and one cnrt of the attic. Water damage resulted in Dr .Jerome's liilr.iratory nnd smoke clarnnpc occurred throughout the building. Firemen used a booster pump to extinguish ihc blew; as no waler supply is available in thai vicinity. No other damage in IHyUievllle from last night's heavy weather was rcpouccl. according to a chock marie with law enforcement officers and I he City Engineer's office. Dimes Important in War on Polio Victim of Disease Tells of Fine Work Done for Arkansans 1 March of I ,,]a-, highways. Airplanes 'wen IH7, uppciued ,£ rom)nr(1 nus • .schedules wi-ri students a" !l Identically Curtailed Tcliph'-H 1 icrc yestcrdaj . p]f , ctric ,u service to' man: .Temperature Limits Thc,foo<| cotnpartmcnt In a vc-r frigerator should not get warmer limn 50 degrees, jind the milk compartment not warmer than -t> dc- Libel Case Delayed MAI.VERN. Ark.. .Inn. 30. (UPI- Hearlng on motions In Kenneth Cof- tell's $120,<K)0 libel suit agntnsl Prosecuting Allomey W. H. McClellnn hnve been postponed in Hot Spring Circuit Court until Feb. 10. The hearing was delayed by the inability of Judge W. J. Waggoner of Ixinokc lo preside next Monday the time originally set for tlie hearing. Coffclt, -,\ Tienlon attorney ant McClellnn's opponent in last Sum mer's elections, asked damages foi remarks allegedly mrvde by McClcl Ian In the campaign. Half Dozen Cage Teams To Stage Polio Benefit Another March O f Dimes benefit basketball program w"' be stim- cd loniuht as half n ilo/en leains from this territory clash in a trlple-tir-ador In Hie Gosncll High School gym. Opening the evening's play at f o'clock «ill be a lilt between the Fltxnalrick Jewelry Independent Oirls squad an ( | the Holland, .Mo., sextet. Following [he curtain-raiser, the Filzpalrlck Boys' team will t.inclo wilh the Carulhcrsvillc, Mo., Independents at 8 o'clock. Climaxing Ihc triple-hill, '[he .trong Idyll. Mo.. Boys' squad will licet the Cooter quintet in tlie licht-rap at <1 o'clock. All proceeds from these games will go lo Infantile Paralysis campaign fund. I'sps Schedule C.amn A lasl-mlnulr .scheduling announced this mornliiK will feature Ihe Papooses In a C.IRC tnnglc the VVIilllcn juniors on the Blyllio- villr High School court. Ciamc time 1 7:30. The fast- break Ing paps will be seeking their sixth win In tlieii Ighth game of Ihe season tonight. Due to a. last-minute change plans. 'Miss Doris Jean Ruff Harrison. 21-year-dlil March Ulme.s Queen tor 1047, hclore high ' schoo! civic nlub members here yesterday Instead of Osccola. as previously scheduled. Accompanied by Slntc Polio Com- nilUecman Joe W. Krincr of t.ltlle Rock and Peggy "Brown ot Henderson-Brown College, her maid' of honor, Miss Huff arrived hcie y<">- j terday noon. ' Her first iippcnraiice was made nl the Kiwanis Chib meeting at Ihr Hotel Noble. She told Klwan- lans • of the innwrtunce of the Mnrcb of Dimes campaign against Inlanllle paralysis and explained how the. money was spcnl for llic'v and relict ol polio victims. Miss Huff arrived al Blylhcville High School in lime to tsikc part in Hie regular high school broadcast 'and Issued n radio appeal for contributions to the polio rclicl fund. Tells of Work hi Arkansas A special convocation was nailed 10 that all the students could lear Miss Huff. In her address location .hern, she cited examples of the. >r-nef!ts given polio victims through .realir.Riit.s provided by (lie State, Chapler for infantile Paralysis and of the necessity for contributions lo mainlain the costly treatments. Miss Ruff. Miss Brown and Mr. Krlnrr were in Osceola today where they will visit schools aiid civic cltib.v The March of Dimes Queen has bei-n stricken twice with infantile paralysis, once at Ihc ngc of three and at Kvanston,, III., a .Northwestern University student wfo drowned when a high wave swept him from a pier (is ho watched tlie .storm lash L:ikc 'Michigan. Throughout the storm area Icni- lifrntuies were above freezing, but U. S. Weather forecasters at Onica- BO wimiefl lhat the mercury woulil jilmnmcl late today ;. nnrt'tonight. In the South a tornado slmcX llic Mnllson Paik settlement,near MintBOincry, Ala., at 1Q a.m. today, and'at least two purKonr, wnrr; killed and 50 Injured. Botwccn'15 and 20 bultillnut; wove leveled by life' violent wind which dipped Into tho .community and barreled oft across'opbi'u country. T Hobert Williams, 35, nnd tnreo members of lite family were killed when a tornado demolished 1'iplr farm home near Mbntler,'.a small Southern Missouri coirhuUnity, last night. A son, the sole surVlviT. crawled to a neighbor's • honw, n quarter of a nillo nway, to rep'''it the deaths. About 20 miles' to the South, Mrs. <;lmilos l.awscm, .GO, <IU'<I und at Iciinl six other person* were' Injvrcrl when a GO-nlltn- an-)uiur twister ripped ttirouKri u residential section of Siilern. Ark. Tclcpbono lines' Into Salem, a town of 1,500, were -torn'out. by the storm, but tlie Red Cross-rt- porl^d that houses -"-in ..the: prith of tlio tornado were ravscd.Mve" houses caughl fire, and rii (s a '' n 3P and two churches were swept oil theli fovmdallona nnd dcniijtlh'.\ed Anothci tornado, striking 111" last night, destroyed the farm home o! MI nnd Mrs. Ben Roberts neai Hulton Valley,' Mo Tpc Roberts' and three other persons wcro trapixid .In the demolished homo but escaped with mlrior injuries. A freak thunder and llghtniiic | storm, accompanied by slset .inrt I snow, crippled transportation a'ul , coinmiinlcatlons In several Mld.- v.est stales. Numerous minor .iccj- were rc|K>rted ulo.ig Ice- ami elfctrical service nreir. was sinpcnded Htcli Temporaturfs Rtcorded Perversely, old man weathei; played favorites and Columbus, with a temperature of 64.' at. L-mis. with 07.2, nnd Raleigh, • N. C with 73, reported tho wnrint.'iti I Jan. 20 In history. Chictigonns, bulfetcd all. day yesterday . by n combination ,'• pi rain, sno^v ami sleet, were further bewildered last night by claps ot thunder and lightning. The Federal -Weather Bureau wns called on lo explain. - .tlie wintertime phenomenon aild" sdM the storm was the result of a collision between warm' and-Southerly winds and cold layc-j of Irom the North which i lei. in ,a cloud battleground. At Hammond, Ind.,- gais-sl'.er.rith winds toppled the 60-foot top «c- lion o( the 200-foot antenna lov.'e* of Iladlo Station W-JOO. T!i6 remained on '-he air with ly weakened signal Pcspilc the punishment 'dished out last night, the. elements apr pearcd tti have more punches in reserve for today. Forccaslcr II. A. I>ovrns of the O. *<• Weatlier Bureau saiil tlie trec''.- ind rain and slccl vrouM continue Ihroughout the early "art, of the dny, follnwcil by a slurp drop in temperature. Generally clearing, but' much colder, weather was predicted by tomorrow in most of the Midr \ again when she was seven, firsl treatments by the Stall Nail Funeral Delayed Until Daughter Arrives ' services for William Washington Nail, who died Tuesday afternoon, have been postponed until tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock. After receiving a message Irom Mr. Nail's daughter, Mrs. Bcvnlcc Sultovi of Kl Dorado, lime ol funernl services was iioslooncd rind lilnce of burial changed frorn'Km- V.'KOC! Ccnir-tery to Dogwood Ricige west. The weatherman said thtil the j cold and warm air met in a li;«>[ running; through Central MisvjUn I and eastward across Southern In-1 diana, Illinois and Ohio and re-1 suiting in freak variations in. I' in- I r.cralurcs between cities less 100 miles apart. throughout oil of Southern ..W>.s-)J cousin, avid Milwaukee, reported ; wind gusU of 65 miles per hour. A heavy snowfall bianXc led Iowa and Her Chapter were taken last August, In a llol Springs hospital. She Is now able to walk with the aid of braces and crutches. Drive Nears End Only today and tomorrow remain in the March of Dimes drive. --Rosco Crafton, North Mississippi! Two persons died i" a sto.iu :>t| County champaign chairman, said j Milwaukee, where 113. Indies . oil yesterday that the March of Dimes [snow was expected by today. He.-ivy I is set lo go "over the hump." The snow and slccl was recorded \ goal of $63SO for Worth Mississippi County was in sight, he said, 'if al] returns come In as planned. He cautioned against any last- nilimlc Id-down and said that workers in Ihc drive would remain active, until It was certain quota had been achieved. the VFW Meets at 7 P.M. Time of Ihc meeting of llic Veterans of Foreign Wars tonight st the Court House has been charpd to 7 o'clock In order to avoid con- w ere Ilict with the Jaycoc nt 9 ;eac!'....» -o'clock. Tine meeting was formerly lug was consumed within 7s ml" incli?sl 12- >| during the night, and 12 fell al Dr-s Moines within hour period, f A Fort Madison, la., woma'1 killed by . lightning, and ,\ Rock-1 ford, III., physician miraculously I escaped serious Injury when l-.c| was struck by lightnlnj. At MillcdgcvtUe, 111., Hie vil! school was struck by lightning! and deslroycd by fire. Fire truck.-*! iUilled In snow dri(!j b««;rcl the scene, and the buiW-| act for 7:30. 'utes.

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