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BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLII1—NO. 279 THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BlythevlUe Dally New? Blytheville Courier BlythevlUe Heralrt Mississippi Valley Leader KhYTHKVll.LK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, KKIWUAKY 17, li>.,7 Civilian Predicts Dire Consequences for U.S. Over A Bomb Control WASHINGTON Pel) 17. (U.I'.)-A business executive toslihctl today that the United States must cither iret "a rcasoiialile agreement among nations" for atomic control or adopt totalitarian measurus to combat the "great and driving fear" that some other nation lias an atomic bomb. The witness was Chester I. Bar- -i naid, president of the New Jersey Dell Telephone Co. He was a member 01 the advisory group which helped draft Ihc Slate Department's plan for international control of atomic energy. He appeared before Senate members oi Ihe Congressional Atomic Energy Committee as they began llicir fourth and possibly final werk of hearings on the controversial nomination of David I. Lll- ientha! as chairman of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. Barnard tolcT the senators lie knew Lilicnthal as a man otinascd lo lotalitarian government. Then he atked permission to talk about other things, that seem to have b?en forgotten here." Leaning forward, he spoke swiftly: "When the fear that some other nation lias the bomb comes on the American people, it then has to concern itself with making itscli as little vulnerable to the dangers as it can be. "Then it has to contemplate , about what, would happen to the / central govciimicnt of the United States if a bomb dropped midway between the White House and the capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue... Thrcnl of Centralization ! "Are you gcing to let your government be centralized? If not, what are you going to do abcut it? Arc you going to let great cities remain with their concentration of people? "I don't think vou are going to do anything about it, except by totalitarian methods. "An effort to secure the lease vulnerability, once you feel the other fellow may have the bomb, means y<ju must move populations by totalitarian methods. "That," he -concluded, "U why I don'i think I'm giving anything away to other countries if we can get reasonable agreement between nations." Barnard estimated that another -"nation 1 , worfin'ig' iiidepehdeiitly. would be able to manufacture an atomic bomb within "a. minimum of five years and a maximum of 15." "This is a surprise attack weapon." he said. "That is its greatest clanger." "You cannot destroy the secret. It is spreading around the world right now." Sen. Brien McMahon. D., Conn , asked whether the United Slates' global-control proposal Is "an el- fort to keep other nations from getting the boir.n?" "It is an effort to eliminate international competition for uranium and thorium." Barnard said. "That would be the greatest breeder of war." Mliciillinl Called an Individualist Barnard described Lilienthal as "Ihe greatest individualist I have ever known." He said he once suggested in Lihenthal's presence that only a totalitarian regime could control tile Laney Measures Given Priority Highway Legislation To Provide Additional Funds to Be Drafted IJY BOI! BKOWN (United Press Staff Correspondent) LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 17 (UP) —Guv. Ben Lancy and liis administration forces hoped tod'ay to pass at least two more bills their major legislative program with the ease they passed eigli bills late last week. One cf the bills passed last week raised the tax on liquor to 5f cents up to $2.50 a gallon. An other added one cent lo the cigar ette tax. Still another revised dis tribution ol money under Laney revenue stabilization act of 1945 and two companion bills had th effect of extending the state am Re? valorem lax for one year ani then abandoning it. Only two of Lancy's 'bills wer not acted upon. One would increase severance taxes and the other would raise income taxes. So this week—jrcbably this afternoon— ihe lawmakers are IOOK- ing forward to acting upon those two measures to round out that phase "of the (jovernor's legislative program. But l.incy's highway financing program is yet to come, as well as his proposed election law changes and abolition of so-called "nuisance taxes" on pool tables, vending mac.hincs and the like. The governor appears still undecided about financing the 'multi- See I.EGISLATURS on Paif t . , ( atomic bomb. That was at a 11)43 conference at tiie University ol Chicago, He said Limited Term For President Gets New Okay WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (UP) rT'": Scn «'(; Judiciary Committee today approved 9 lo passed resolution [ o „„,. dents of the united States to two 1 a House- limit presi- lerms in o ffic The resolution proposes an amendment lo the Constitution ti would have to be ratified bv 36 states. The Senate group amended the House measure so lhat a person who lias served less than one year of 2. term as president could have two full additional terms. The House version would have prohibited another tenn for anyone who held all or "any pait ol' Budget Wrangle Delays Hearings By Committee Republican Leaders Schedule Caucus to Reconcile Differences WASHINGTON. Fob. nl (UP) —Controversy over a proposed S31.500.000.000 ceiling on the federal budget for fiscal 1048 todny delayed Ihc start of hearings on a Republican plan t o cut personal income tuxes. Chairman Harold Knulson 01 the House ways and Means Committee said ti>x hearings would be held up until both the House am Senate, vote on cuts proposed Friday.^ by the joint Legislative Budget. Couniiittee. Tills group recoin- liienclcd that President Trum $37,500,000,00 3 budget be trlmmcc by SG.OM.OCO.OOO. Knutson, who favors a 20 pe; cent income lax reduction for everybody earning under $302.COO : year, hart intended origin illy 10 start tax hearings Wednesday. Th Senate has planned tentatively I, consider the budget celling o Wednesday and Ihc House 01 Thursday, Differences among Senate Re publicans over the proposed bud gel cut were so .sharp that it \\R decided to thresh the matter ou tit a party caucus tomorrow. 1'olicy Conference Called The Senate Republican 1'olic Committee \vas supiiosed to con sider the budget today. But Cha man Robert, A. Taft said that view of "considerable diftercnce o opinion" over how much the bud get should be cut. the Issue wiml be put beiorc a conference of a Senate Republicans at 2:30 lo morrow. 'lau reported that p'jliuy coin miltco members believed Mr. 'liv man's figure should be cut at lea $4,500,OOU,MX) but not more tha SU.COO, 000,000. There also were these House developments: 1. House Republican leartcr agreed to seek a ''closed rule" foi bidding-! amendments on the floo when the budget ceiling resolutio is considered. 2. A House War Appropriuiioi Subcommittee asserted that, ^am'.ess 01 what budget ceiling approved, the Army will fet a the money it needs to protect U nation. ' ij Large 1 Blushes Loom •*•• * The proposed $8,000,000,000 cut reportedly would mean a reduction of about $1,000,000,000 in the. Army andS750,OCO,GCO in the Navy appropriations recommended by Air. 'Iranian. But Rep. Francis Case. H., S. D. said the House War Department, Appropriations Subcommittee would cut or increase the Army's funds only "on the basis of detailed hearings." The House Republican leadership, however, decided to try 10 bar any efforts to changed the proposed $31,500.000,000 federal budget ceiling when it comes up for House consideration on Thursday. House Appropriations Commit L'-e Chairman John Tabcr said after a meeting in Speaker Joseph w. Martin's office that lie would ask two terms. Both versions Ihus would limit President Truman to one further Lilienthal replied lhat l orm b ^g>nning in 104(1, .since hn if it means a totalitarian govern- 1 is now '" office for nearly four years of Mr. Roosevelt's Ia3t tciin. Removal of Trade Barriers Urged by Commerce Secretary SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CHICAGO. Feb. 17. (UP)—Secrc- .11 y of Commerce W. Avefell Hariman said today that if worl.'l rarie birrk'rs are nu< removed the lallon's economy will shrink. "Without expanded in a r k e t s broad it will 1)3 virtually impos- j \vlll find "even wider opportunities," "Highly developed countries Imve ahvuys "been our best customers," he said. Wayne A, Johnston, president ot t the Illinois Central liailroad. told ible lo inKiiitnln present levels I Hie delegates Hint the United Stales if production." Hairinum told the is not "properly" fuHllllnt: its obll- /•lilrngo World Trad.! Conference. Cation to supply Latin Americans "Thus, without expanding world lv 'lh Ihc goods tliev need now. Johnston said La'tln America Is In- United Slates' immediate c-cj- iiomic frontier and lo provide it with an adcnimlit supply of needed Hoods now is vital to Ihe lasting uicccss of Norlli Atnericiin tnulu relations with South America. Ttie United States, he said, needs both the EuroiK'an and Sotilh American markets lo maintain lull production. "We cannot ignore one now and own economy rade our ilnink." illanlman said that the Unilctl States would have to reduce some if its own tariffs to foster world rade. He acknowledged the tears of some industries (hat they will suffer if tariffs are reduced, but :ic added: "Experience with reciprocal tarlli agreements In. the past appears to indirale Uiat individual industries 'nave not directly suffered lo any nutciiiil extent. IhrouKh tariff reductions, while trade as a whole lias ix'en (X[.>ajided." •As an additional proteclion lo our own industries, he said Hint, future trade agreements will contain "escape" clauses. Such clauses, he said, will provide "thai It it is found thai any Industry Is adversely affected, or threatened to b<? affected, adjustments can ce made to protest that Industry.' 'Kin inum said that as foreign reconstruction progresses and as in- dustrialisation gets underway in undeveloped areas, U. S: exporters Fire Destroys Main Building Al Shawnee School Causing Los^Estimaled al $130,000 4-H f Inh rnnnn!5' recto " Arrange to Resume 4-n UUD LGimCli C/osses on Campus Wednesday Plans'47 Activity date lo step second," he esprcL at some lalcY in and capture the Mild. •Marion H, Hodge, director ol research of the Intcnmllonat lito- Iherhood of Electrical Workers, said the world could have prosperity II it adopted a new kind of International trade, bused on total production for world consumption. One method of doing business he said, would call for establisn- luenl of n zone system under wind each nation would produce Its specially for world distribution. Th U. S. would make all the machine tools, Australia, the wool, and China Hie tin, he taid. osion Kills Five n Farm Home; Two Suffer Injuries gov- . - government. I want a bomb dropped on me and my family—I don't want to live under a totalitarian eminent." Bernard's testimony brought sharp challenge from Sen. Kenneth McKcllar. D., Tenn., who is continuing his campaign to block confirmation of Lilienthal, former chairman of Ihe Tennessee Valley Authority. McKellar said the federal atomic energy commission could become a world dictatorship, able to drop an atomic bDir.b on "anybody who objected.' 1 He said the commission, under Lilienthal. could "control the world with the bomb in its hands. Barnard differed with McKellar on this point. He said the commission would be responsible to other government authority. Truman Returns To Capital After Visiting Mother WASHINGTON, Fc'o. 17. |UP)« President Truman scheduled no ot- licial callers today. The White House explained that Mr. Tr.iman kept his calendar deal because he had not been sure when he would return from his weekend flight to his mother's bee! side in Grandvicw, Mo. He rclurn- ed Sunday. The day's easy schedule gave Ihc President more time to spend with daughter Margaret, on her 2Wd birthday. Tonight Mr. Truman will ba Margaret's guest at Constitution Hall Tor a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. Army Convoys Moving Coal into London LONDON. Feb. 17. (UP)—Army .ruck convoys reminiscent of wartime rolled along icy roads today, carrying coal from the mines to strengthen the growing reserve stocks in the country's power plants. A fleet of more than 700 Army trucks were at work, and officials hoped they would carry 4,000 tons daily. Prospects for another week of sub-freezing temperatures caused officials to avoid predictions as to when severe electricity restrictions could be eased. "There is a good way to RO yet," a fuel ministry spokesman said. Thousands of miners, railway men and stevedores worked Sunday shifts lo keep Ihe coal moving lo electric power plants. the rules committee tomorrow lor a "closed rule" limiting dcb-.ite to four hours and prohibiting any amendments on the floor. , The proposed rule would, however, allow one motion lo recommit the measure to the Bcnate- Ho;ise Budget Committee- for change. Case said the budget ceiling nro- [icsed by Ihe Senate-House Legislative Budget Committee on Fit- day represents "nolhiiig more llinn EAUUO, Ark., Fc-b. 17. (U.I'.)— Arrmijfemcnls wcro bu ing made today to bury five dead in one familv a.s n vesul ol' an explosion last night iu'a farm homo when tin- 1'alhc; sought to vc-kiiifllc a dying fire. The dead Include: n. S. Hickey,* __ 42 Llie father, a farmer living on the Dewitt Harris farm near here; his sons. Vcrnon, ng c{ | 8; Bobby, aged 3: and his daughters, Patsy, C and Helen, I. The nuitlicr, iMrs. II. K. I ,2!), ^jUJ.d t :jnother -snil.^ IS. 12, we're''severely bfirtic'rt a in a hospital in Mcmphis. ; < Mr. Harris aiin another neighbor, Hubert Lackey, heard the explosion' and rushed lo tlie Hickey home but found the flames beyond all control. Mrs. Hickey told them that a stove in Ihe living room had exploded when Mr. Hickey started to re-build the rire, which had died down after a fairly warm afternoon. Pours Fuel on Kmticrs She said Mr. Hickey apparently thought he was using kerosene lo start (he fire but that a sharp explosion followed when he poured the fuel on the embers and a sheet of fire flashed over the room from the five-gallon can in his hands. Mr. Lackey said the 12-year-old boy ran from the house with his clothing afire, making him look like a human torch. He outran the screaming hoy, threw him lo the ground and wrapped a quilt around his lorlured body to put out the flames. Another neighbor. Archie Hurst, caught Mrs. Hickey as she ran toward his house and smothered flames that enveloped her with a blanket. Mr. Harris, who lives about a shoot at if you want to money or view wilh alarm, get to shoot for if you economy." an overall pious hope—& target to j quarter of a mile from the Ilirkcy spi;na Place, said he was returning hnme i lar- about. 7:15 p.m. when he heard Ihc -want explosion and saw flames leaping out the windows. 'I started running toward the house," Mr. Harris said. "When I reached It. it would have been suicide lo try to enter the place The flames had spread all over." Sounded Like a Gun Mr. Harris saw Mrs. Hickey nnd B. S. Hickey Jr., their clothes alire, outside the house. Hubert Lackey, a neighbor living about 200 yards away, said the explosion sounded like a gun. "I started running for the house but when I ot there it was impossible to gel in, it was burning like paper," he said. "When T ncared the house. I saw B. s. Hickey Jr., running with flames licking up his clothes and Hawk across Veteran Cafe Operator Moves to New Location Celebrating the 40th anniversary ot his arrival in Blytlicville, George Wright totray took over ownership and operation of the Black Cafe at 307 South Second, from the Armory. Mr. Wright came to Blylheville from Dycrtburg, Tenn., Feb 17, 607, and has been here since. He las spent ihese 40 years in tlie ^afc and restaurant business here nvning and opc-raling eating estaa- ishtncnUs scattered throughout Ulytheviilc. The Black Hawk Cafe has been Weather ARKANRAS-Fair today and tonight. No Important temperature chnngcs. Tuesday partly cloudy, turning colder in North portion. N. Y. Stocks Z p.m. Quntalions AT&T 172 5-8 Amer Tobacco 70 Anaconda Copper 403-4 Beth Steel 953-4 Chrysler 103 1-2 Coca Cola 164 Gen Electric 39 1-4 Gen Motors 64 3-8 Montgomery Ward 01 1-2 N Y Central 20 1-2 Int Harvester BO North Am Aviation 103-4 Republic Steel 20 1-2 Radio 10 i-i Socony Vacuum 141-2 Sl.udebakcr 233-4 Standard of N J 67 1-4 Texas Corp 6S 1- Packard U S Steel -icwiy painted and redecorated prior to its opening under new management today, Mr. Wright said. He- fore purchasing Ihis cafe, he operated tlie George Wright Lunch at S33 park. over his head. He looked human torch. When I finally nut- ran him, I had to hold him lo wrap Manslaughter Charge Filed in Traffic Mishap Preliminary hearing on charges of manslaughter will be heir, Thursday in Caruthcrsville lor James E. Daniel.- of Wardcll, cc- Ing Itcki In connection with the death Friday of a Pascola, 'Mo., youth struck by his car. Doyle O'U-ill Skaggs, 13-year-old son of W. Skagg.s of Pascola was killed when Daniel's car struck him as he was riding his bicycle on a road between Pascola and Wardell. Daniel was held for investigation after a coroner's jury returnet a verdict of manslaughter tint charges were filed against inn 70 1-2 i immediately following the inquest quilt around him. "At the same time. Archie Hurst, my brother-in-law who lives about KO yards from the Hlckeys, was wrapping a quilt around Mrs Hickey. He met her a s she ran toward his house screaming." Mr. Hickey leaves Ills m >lhci and other relatives at England, i Ark. OPA Fund Plea ffers Setback House Committee Turns Thumbs Down On Appropriation P-l OF1A FUND PLEA—24 .. .. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (UP) — The House Appropriations Committee today ucalt a sharp blow to the OPA. H not only rejected that agency's request for another 35,050,000 appropriation but recommended Ih.i: it turn buck to the treasury $1).CO:,OCO of what it already has. The committee's proposal was contained in recommendations lo chop $ni;,!8G,GOO from President Truman's request for an nnditionu! $3)5,540.800 to operate OI'A, Veteran. 1 : Administration and some oilier agencies for the rest of the fiscal year ending June 30. It also voted lo rescind $7Cli,143,- 570 In wartime approprialions and contract militarization which remain unobligated. This wns S1U,- 2GO.COO more than Mr. Truman wanted to have rescinded. Price Chief Max 'McCullouch said recently lhal OPA, which is scheduled lo expire June 30, would have o slarl closing shop about -March unless it got the cxlra appropria Ion or a promise of It. He said" then lhat refusal of tlie extra funds would be an eflccln-c way to kill off OPA and rent con- -rols. He estimated at the time that on March 1. OPA would have only p.bout $16.000,000 left of Its original $101,000,000 appropriation or the current fiscal year. This, tie said, would be barely enough to liquidate the agency, let alone trying to enforce rent controls. Besides hitting at OPA, the appropriations committee also: 1. Recommended that the Civilian Production Administration g< out of business June 30, instead ol Dec. 31. 2. Placed major blame on the War Assets Administration for th< freight car shortage. 3. Found fault with Ihc Veteran: Administration on Ihc matter o "taking proper precautions to con serve the government's funds !i the cost of administration." The committee's recommendation are scheduled for house consider ation tomrorow. Swinging its cconmoy ax. lit committee recommended only $135, 000,000 extra for the Veterans Ad ministration compared' with th $307,258,000 request by Mr. Truma: Leaders Discuss Program Outline With County Agents Kve major activities lo t,e under- Ip.ken In 10-17 by 4-H boys and girls of Hits territory were outlined Hal- urd»y ni the first- meeting of the year of the NoVlh Mississippi County -I-H chib Council In the Court HOUSO here. Three of Ihe activities brought up for planning and discussion were sports events — basketball, softhull and u play lournnment. Tile basketball lournnmciif will lie held at Oosucll again this year, U was decided at Ihe meeting, during Ihe second week 1 M March. Ap- poinled as a rules committee were G R. Leclbcttcr, Closiiell club leader; j. 13. Karris, Ctosncll High School couch; Johnnie Huclos. I'romiscd Lund 4-H club member; and Floyd white, Qnsiirll club member. The Council voted lo hold another softball tournament this summer but left planning details to n committee which will be named later. Plans for a plriy tournament brought considerable discussion mid although a vote of the Council favored this event, it was decided lhat n committee should lie appointed lo ninkc the final decision due to Ihe number of other activities scheduled for Hits year. Coun-. <v 4-H President,. jack Duclos of Piomlscd Lund salil he would nnino ills committee at a lalcr dale. Plan C'uunly-Wlile Itally Publication of n 4-H club year- hook again this .year was voted by the Council and County president Duclos imhi'od Bobbin-Jean Byrd of'Pnwlieen, jon Bates of oosncll '(UU'ffiftn JIe.n*an,o[ Anuorol as n mmftlee 'to'assist' Ihc county icnl in publishing the book. For (lie first time since 1044. a H lub rally sylll be held this year, was decided. None wa s held dur- C tlie ptisl two years due to the T mid accompanying shortages. ie rally will be held during Ihc miner school session at a definite te to bo set later. The commlL- 3 appointed to plan this event eludes Club Leaders A. C. Owens Blytlicville, Mrs. D. A. Bugg of arbro, A. C. Duclos of Promised and, niid club members Juno 'addcll of Hlackwalcr, Sylvia wnln. Majorie Swain and Marleda wain, all of Ciosnell. Discuss G'nunty F;ii r I'lans III a discussion of the 1917 Mis- ssippi" County District Fair, the ouncll passed a resolution calling .creased 4-H participation. \\itli tlio threc-atory brick main building of the Shawneo School lit Jolnor destroyed in a ? 150,000- fire early Sunday school off i clnls in n »peclnl board meeting today aiViinguti li>r holding elttHaofl in temporary <,unrtcrs for the remainder of the term. If. U Overby, nchool supc-rlntehde'nt/said tins nflcniopn. that clnsscH could be resumed by Wednesday in other building on the campus. : • Suffers Injury Mrs. Martha Ellen Truman, 04- year-old mother of President Truman, was reported "re.itlilg very comfortably" Saturday after she wan confined to bed with a fractured hip. She injured her hip In a fall Thursday at her Orandvlcw, Mo., home. (NBA TELEPHOTO) Fire Destroys Surplus Planes At Walnut Ridge WALNUT RIDGE, Ark., Fc'.x 17. (UP)—Four B-17 and B-24 Army surplus bombers were destroyed oy fire Sunday at the Walnut llldge Air Base. Bulldozers removed other planes stored nearby. The burned planes were owned by Ihe Tc-xr.s Railway Company. Bobby Wayne Davis Dies Funeral services were held Ih afternoon for Bobby Wayne Davl six-monlh-old son of Mr. and Mi- Carl Davis, who died early th moVning at the Davis home on Ea Rose Street. Services were held at Full Gosp Tabernacle, on Lilly Street, wit tilt Rev. H. D. Harmon, pastor, o flciatlng, Burial was In Elmwoo Cemetery. ' Bobby Wayne Is survived by h parents and a brother, Jerry Doui las Davis. Cobb Funeral Home Is in chart Supreme Court Delays' Writing- On UMWCase WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (UP) — The Supreme court tortay reecssed for two woeks without .'ruling on the contempt of court case against John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers. This meant that a 'decision In the Lewis case will be delayed at least, until March 3,- when the court will hand down Its next opinions. Liwls' mine strike truce expires March 31. '. County Agent Keith J. Bilbrcy old the council that plans were ndcrwny for making of group plc- <res of the officers of each club or publication in Ihc Courier 'cws. Accompanying each plclure ould be n story of each (iroup. he lid. These pictures and stories will c run as a weekly feature on the 'arm Page in each Friday's edl- on. • Home Demonslrnlfon Agent Miss ora Lcc Coleman .showed the iouncil the (,'lrls' 4-11 Club uniform r.rt discussed Ihe idea of singing dress contest at lliis year's rally i which the f-irls would mak» icir own uniforms. Allcndin« the meeting were 15 -H members,' locnl leaders and isitors rcprcsciHliiK clubs Irom 'romlscd Land, Oosnell. r.ost Cane, Varbro, Armorcl. Pawhecn, Flat -ake. Shady Grove, Blackwaler. Irown. calumet nnd Clear Lajcc. H. Knappenbcrgcr. secretary of Ihe Mississippi County Farm Bureau, vas a visitor at the meeting. Luther A. Henry, Retired Levee Foreman. Dies Luther Abraham Henry died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his ionic in Pride Subdivision after an Illness of two years. He was 80. Funeral services will bo held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, with the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. P. H. Jcrnlgan, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, and the Rev. Michael Houston. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemc- lery. Mr. Henry and his wife nnd only survivor, Mrs. Llnzic Henry, moved lo Illythevlllc In 1020 from Haytl, Mo. He was a retired Mississippi River levee foreman. Pallbearers will be O. Y Settoon. A. C. Haley. O. S. McDowell, R. I.. Freeman, Virgil Hill and Bob Fisher. Honorary pallbearers are S. D. McGhee, R. L. Sanders, II. E VnnCleve, Jim England, H. B. Joiner, Dcwltt McVndc and Paul Blew. campus. * The fire was discovered abcut 2:30 a.m. Sunday by Orant Col- Inr. one of the faculty members- who lives on the campus; but the ' Mire, which apparently:' started in • the boiler room, had gained sueii headway that the roof fell In sooh'' after the alarm was sounded'' "" Joiner is without Hre-flchtine • facilities but voluntcrn, mine-:garden how and brooms to «wftp' ember* from nljaccnt buildings,",' performed 'v»ll«nt service, Mr. ' Ov«rby Mid, »nd tai-ed the gym-" »«»lum whfch wan located only ; 75 feet front the main building. Only the brick walls of the thre'q- i story main building were lelt'Sfter " the fire completely destroyed tlils'" unit, which was Insured : for »15,000, Of, Ihe insurance $10,000 was on equipment, and Mr, Ov'eruy'saia" lhat the loss In the cafeteria 'alone would be greater than $10.0Jp. -••;. All other equipment, much-qf "It \ expensive, nnd all bpoks.wefi; de-.^ •strayed In tlio (Ire. The Slate • Department or Education today was '• assembling new textbooks to be dee Hvercd to Joiner to replace • tlis-" state-owned books which were do- stroycd. ;.::/ ' ' ' ' • -;_Car of c'oal 'Burns • -. • A 65-toncar of coal was destroyed, Mr. Overby said 'this morning. The coal was unloaded In'the base-', ment only last weekV - ' " t Mr. Overby expressed deep ap'-" prcctailon of the work of the volunteer firemen and said'that they.' were aided greatly by tfcr fact that' the wind wag.not blowing..:,. A stron^:wind could-easily have caused the loss of other buildings on the, campus. ' ," T 'J?& 1 - i«,Fl«de> an : r.agricultural building and shops, a home eco- tioii)lcii building, a recreation Bulldr ing. : a tcacherage, a duplex, the Janitor's home and the dairy build- ngs. ; • The volunteers climbed to the roof of the gymnasium and braved (he Intense heat to keep embers swept from the roof In their, successful effort to^ save this structure which was'nearest the main building where tfce Inferno - rajrcd. , : , '^ ' Mr. collar, who discovered the Ights 'were notflre,. occupied one of tlie buildings on the- campus Mrs. Collar had gotten lip to look aflcr their infant and 'she aroused Mr. Collar when she discovered that thu ^electric lights were not operating, it was then that Mr. Collar sawthe glare from the fire In the.main building:and souhdetl the alarm. .'-... .. , . .. : H was believed that a short circuit in the school's electric system may have bean responsible for The building which-was destroyed was erected In '1924,' Mr Overby' said. Tlie school has abo'ut 300 pupils in the ^ elementary classes and 150 attending'high school. About three months of the 19*647 term remain. Efforts will be made to have the building re-built before the new term begins next fall. ' . '.'.... Jaycee Over-age Group Plans 1947 Activities A lunehcon-ineelim; of the Jim' or Chamber of Commerce Roosters' 3lub will be held tomorrow night it 7:30 at the Helta Cafe to plan the group's 1947 activities. The Roosters' Club is an organ- zation of Jay.-ees who have passed Iheir 36th biithrt.iy and are re- lircd to an inactive slalus by virlue of having passed the Junior Chamber's tcp a.«e limit of 35. Jaycccs passing their 36l!i birthday aulo- inalically become "Roosters.," according to club rules. In mapping this year's program, the Roosters Club will aid the younger Jaycces in their program and carry on Junior Chamber civic work, It was said this morning. Masonic Leader to Visit Blythoville and Osccofa C. Eugene Smith of Little RocS. grand commander of Knights Templar of Arkansas, will inspect Olivet Comniandeiy, No. 20, -her. tomorrow nigh I «t 8 o'clock In the Masonic Hall. He is scheduled to inspect the Oscrola Commander) tonight. Final Rites Conducted For William Jesse Shipp Funeral scrvice-s were held yesterday afternoon 111 LoathviUc. 2:3D o'clock for William Jesse Shlpp o! El Dorado, Ark., who died BTiday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. j. w. McHanny in Lcachville. Mr. Shipp, who was S'l. had been ill for some months and 1 had been at his daughter's home for the past, two -months. A resident of Leachville for 10 years. Mr. Shipp lelt here in I94o to move to El Dorado where he since had made his home Survivors Include his wife, Airs Lemoth Shipp of El Dorado, four daughters. Mrs. McHaney, Mrs. Holcomb Slced and Miss Macel Shipp, all of Lcachville, and Mrst A. W. Burroughs of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Dick Shipp of Late Ark., George Shipp of Pontlnc Mich., and John Shipp of Little Rock; two sisters, -Mrs. Florence Campbell of B.»;gg city. Mo., and Mrs. W. W. Young of Arbyrd. Mo. • Following the funeral services concTucted at Lcachville Baptist Church by the pastor,' the Rev Rex Browii, burial was made in Loachvllle Cemetery .Howard Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. Two Pern/scot Off ices Go on Salary Basis Pemlscot County's budget requirements for 1947 call for $60,578.02, iccessitating a tax levy boost of 2C per cent over J94G assessments. Expenditures last year amounts'! to $49,456.62. The two largest increases in proiwsed 1917 expendl- lurei appeared In new costs of running the offices of sheriff and pro- bale judge. Changes in the state constitution switching both office: from a fee to a salary basis were cited as explanation for the increases. Pemlscot County Court member; pointed out that county expense! in the welfare, health and supporl of the poor require from 35 to- « per cent of the budget's total. '' Temperature Again Drops Below Freezing Point Following three balmy days, thi temperature here dropped as .thi week-end came to a close with thi mercury descending to a low of .2! degrees during last night, accordlnj to Robert E. Blaylock. offlcla weather observer. The lowest tern peraturc recorded during Saturda; night was 39 degrees. N. Y. Cotton Mar. May Julv Oct. Dec. open 3378 3Z76 310S « 2J08 .,... 2720 high low 3389 3361 3300 3366 8123 3085 2827 2795 2744 2710 1:31 338 328! 311: 2811 2741

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