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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOC. XLV1-I—NO. UO Blythcvllle Daily New. Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MW*OVBl BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, K1UDAY, JULY 27, 1.951 $peaking of $periding, Current National Debt Puts Earlier Ones to $hame TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS HBlSAt OEBJ (*• B83IS22 GRAPHIC, ISN'T IT?—To illustrate the proportion the national debt II.B readied, Chamber o( Commerce Manager Worth I), lloliler ( »me up willi this chart which compares the current $255 billion debt to that ot oilier years. Mr. Holder unfurled —Courier News I'hnto III* churl when lie spoke on jov.-rnm.-iit j|iencli«£ at Hlylheville', Rotary club jes- teriluy. Helping Mr. Holder hold Hi* chart Is his secretary, Mrs. Herman — ,.., ,....»* . a , 11; , JLT.I cnn^, vni-^. nerjimn wiliixHe. Research on Raccoons and Filipino Fishing Using Tax Money as U.S. Arms Itself, Rorarians Told Research for books on raccoons, which our lav Hniinrc „,-» ™tn,, » , ,!,„,. 1,1 ,.. Research for books on raccoons, fishing techniques of Philippine Islanders and similar projects are too much with the federal gove'rn- jiient while the U.S. arms itself. That's what Worth D. Holder, Blythcvllle Chamber of Commerce manager, told members of Blytheville's Rotary club yesterday as he pointed out "the rat holes down which our lax dollars are going Tills year's federal budget, as submitted by President Truman, Mr. Holder said, is the largest peacetime budget In the history ol the nation. "The President maintains that Fair Deal projects, included in the budget, are essential to defense. "I can't deny that some of these programs are desirable, but we ourselves if this is Ihe i eminent and big government is sure should ask time to spend mor.ey on such reform measures," he stated. Mr. Holder called for actiUly on the local level, to counteract" the 1 big government, .spending pressures," and better management In government, as suggested by the Hoover report, to head off loss of personal freedoms. to be followed by socialism," he concluded. Rotary Program chairman W. R. Lawshe introduced Mr. Holder. Also appearing on yeslerday's program was Mose Sims, director "of the Wigwam Wiscmen's All-American high ichool foctball game which will be played in Memphis' VJJJ1 _ J7 n jjj fjf. pj;j V(J(| Jl| •Big spending leads to big gov-1 Crump Stadium Aug. 10. Mr. Sims explained how (he high school stars are selected and gave thc group background. Information on the game, explaining that Bly- thcvllle is the only city lo send players to all three of the games. Guests at the meeting included Jack Harris of Birmingham. John stei'etis, Jr.. of Dell, and A. Ii. Webb, of Holland. Allies Tell Reds Where They Want Truce Line Joy's 52-Minute Talk States UN's Position Hy KOBBIIT C. TUCKMAN U. N. ADVANCK HKADQUAKTLCKS, Korea, July 27. (AP)— I he allies told Ihu Communists today where tliev want to draw the cease-fire line in l>orea—anil why ^Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, cliief United Nations delegate, explained the allied position in detail as negotiators got down to the meat of armistice talks in their eleventh mceliiiK *tt \f •ifiurni ir " lollback of Prices Tentatively Okayed WASHINGTON, July 27. (AP)—Senate-House conferees voted tentatively early today to permit price rollbacks on non-farm commodities to levels which prevailed just before the Korean War—provided certain cost increases are taken into account. The tentative decision came near the end of an all-night session of the conference committee, which agreed to extend economic controls legislation through next June. ~* The extension measure covers wage, price, rent and other emergency curbs. Meets Again Today Senator Maybsnk (D-SC) the joint committee chairman, iold reporters the group will meet again later in the day to make a final decision regarding the non-farm rollback provision. He said a few other provisions also will come up for a final vote at that time. \Thc««jj,m»tters. include what to ~>7 boWtrfJ'Senate s^nd the House. The legislation wo^ld" keep intact the ten per cedV bee/ price lollback- 'already In effect, but would bar additional price 'cutbacks for L,ouiuy lhat CODUnodity Th .,- pj. I<:e admi!lis _ ,n men tl . aUon p ] arme( j ^.4 more re(tuc . tione, each 4',i per cent. 2 More Missco School Districts >Ask Tax Boosts V * Stl^^rtl^^P^f 11-Mill Increase, Dell Seeking Ten more Mississippi districts have reported then proposed hudgels of 'expenditures : .: Prices Rolled Back 90% ''he conferees a creed that prices nd both follow- the trend of oiher districts in asMng for an increase of. about 10 mills on the tax levy. Shawnee School District ten at! r ° r other farm commodities could Joiner asks a 40 mill tax rate, ail I be rolled back lo 90 per cent of the increase of 11 mills, Rnd Dell Dis- lcv «! ot last May 19 or to the par-' ..... iLy level, whichever was higher. Committee officials said, however, that in practice the /arm rollback trict 33 asks a rate of 39 milU ,-n Increase of ten. OnJy one district, Bonrisvllie, has not asked for an increase in the of Ux rate. County Supervisor Schools John Mavec said. H T. Bond*, president of the Board of Directors there, said the district was not In debt and therefore "didn't our income liavs to srsnd all of paying out Interest" Th« other districts are forced to us* for an increase In the Ux rate cecause the slate legislature, although apropriating funds for state •id to schools, failed lo pass tax measures to provide sufficient revenue. The propped budget of expenditures lor Shawnee District, is general" control. S2IOO; instruction SGI , 000: operation ot school biiiidm»s J7500; maintenance of school plant' and equipment. $3000: aimliary agencies (including transportation! 410,500: fixed rharpes, $3.000: c.ipi- tsl outlay. 53000. dpbt service. $22- Tlie Boaicl of Directors of the Dcll District tas proposed tin- following budget of expenditures: KCII- eral control. $575: instruction s:,2 900: operalion of sch Top Musical Entertainers To Play at Cotton Contest Contest Photos Sent to Capital One for Rep. Gathings And One for House Agriculture Committee Two pictures of the National Cot- Ion Picking Contest were sent to Washington, D.C., this week=-one to Congressman E. C. (Took) Gathings. the other to the Agriculture Committee of the House of Repre- FEKSriRING PICKET—Hundreds of Oregon CIO communications workers union member^ went on strike against the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company and Janet Holm, Portland. Ore., wore mostly a picket sign. She wore shirt and shorts under the sign. The day was hot. ^.\F Wire- photo) could possibly be plac- section could affect only a few commodities, such as cotton, wool, veal and lamb. In its tentative form, the compromise extension bill fell far short of the killu of controls legislation President Truman has req.ue.slcd. The separate bills passed earlier by the Senate and House were minus most of the additional controls authority which the President sought. The conferees also approved more Mbera/ consumer credit controls than the Federal Reserve . Board noa has in effect, covering' the installment purchase of new nnd used automobiles and such j today he U -shocked" at the defensive let-clown of the American people Marshall 'Shocked' at Defense Letdown Since Talks on Truce WASHINGTON. July 26. (if,— Secretary of Defeasc Marshall said Some of the nation's top entertainers in the popular music field are to be on hand for the annual National Cotton Picking Contest hero 011 Oct. 5. Reports from en t e r t a i n m e n t chairman of sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commerce's Cotton Peking Contest Committee last iiight revealed that various stlb- •omniittees have begun negotiations vith outstanding dance bands and folk music stars. Entertainment Committee Chair- nan J. . Suribllry told the group that his committee has contacted •practically all the top names" of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, thc nation's folk music capital. Cotton Ball committee co-chairman Louis Lynch said his committee has been negotiating with dance orchestra leaders Tex Bcneke and Rtiss Morgan. Both committee heads reported that prospects of securing "name" talent are excellent. S8.000 Needed 'crfntost Chairman James Gardner told Ills committee that some $8,000 will be needed to stage this year's contest.. , A tentative budget was accepted by .the contest committee at last nigtit's meeting. Mr. Gardner also named this year's local and out-of-town advisory boards. The former includes L. G. Nash J. P. Lentl, Keith Bilbrey, B. A'. Lynch. E. M. Rcgcnold. Roscoe Crafton, Charles C. I-angston, Charles Rose and Jack p. Robinson. On the out-of-town board arc Harold F. Ohlendorf, vice-president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, Osceola; R. E. U Wilson III, trustee of the Lee Wilson Co., Wilson; O. O. Stivers, veterans agriculture' Instructor, Manila. Hugh Comer, president Avondale Mills, Sylacuaga, Ala., B. C. Jackson, chairman, State wide Cotton Committee of Texas, Hillshoro Tex., Ben. J. Williams, cotton exporter. New Orleans; I,. T. Barringer. L. , Barringer and Co., Memphis; Russel C. Gregg, Anderson, Clayton and Co., Memphis; Everett H. Cook, Cook and Co.. Inc., Cotton Memphis; and Charles B. Sayre, president, Delia and Pine Laud Co.. Scott. Miss. James Gardner, sent invitations to attend the contest on Oct. 5 to Hep. Gathings and AgriculUire Conunlt- lce Chairman Harold D. Coolcy iD-N.C.l, The pictures and letters of invitation were sent to Miss Nancy Hughes, tlie daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hughes. 920 West Main, who is employed by Rep. Gathings, Agriculture Committee member. Miss Hughes brought lo the al- tcnfi'on of Cotton Picking Contest sponsor;; Ihe fact that pictures from oth!:r agricultural slates are in evidence in the Agriculture Committee room and suggested that a picture depicting the cotton picking contcsi pd there. Ad-ninislrXlon Win, Victory | KCH t The administration won at least I \VQ D 1 VfnPVl I IP i lul1 JO one victorj when the conferees " " / l 5 ' K V " ' *- i tiral : ' sks agreed to permit rent, rollbacks to ! \A/^ ' I!e Sil levels which prevailed just before ¥7001611 the Korean War, in newly designated critical defense areas. In both the Senate and House oill was a provision authorizing J3JOO: maintenance ot school plant! rcm '"crease ol up to 20 per cent and . equipment, S846 : auxiliary ] above the June-, 1941 levels in areas ' transport atini! 1 *, " M " 1 -""<-""-•* ^ •-'* -•• - (6500: fixed charges, service, S11.130. St. 5 00. tlcbt Weather Arkansas forecast: Piutlv cloudy o cloudy witii scattered thuilder- SCATTKRKD SHOWERS showers this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Not much changc in tem . perature. Min-mrl forecast: Scattered thun- dershowcrs tonight, locally heavy- Saturday partly cloudj , antf not quite so warm with scattered thunderstorms south portion; low to- nigrit generally near 10; high Saturday 88-90. Minimum this morning—76. Maxiumu yesterday—57. Sunset today -7:06. oiuu'ise tomorrow—5-07 Precipitation 24 hours to t a m —alone. Total sinre Jan. 1—28.7.1. Mex ntemperature i midway be- Iweeu hlsii and lowi.-giV.V : Normal mean teiiiperaluic for* July -•«.«. J now controlled. Committee ofllcials estimated that the increases in most cases would amount lo only five U* seven per cent because boosts have been granted since I!M7 for many dwellings. The compromise bill produced oy the Senate-House conference committee must go back to both chambers tot final votes before going to Mr. Truman to be signed into law. Headline Is Near The conference committee Is working under the gun. Controls legislation expires July 31 unless extended anew as is or unless the Sec CONTROLS on Page 12 Car Leaves Highway Near West Memphis Two Blytheville women. Mr-. Millie Bnker and Mrs. Betty Wright, were .injmed yesterday when the! car in which they were ruline loft j Hlfihway 61 near Wc:,t Memphis and struck a telephone pole. Mrs. Baker received seven: lacer- i ftticn-s abnut thc face and head t and bruise.; about the othrr p.iri.s- of the 0-xiy Mrs. VVrifiu spiffcrcci a cut nose, a fence Injury and brills- i es about ;he Ixxly. [ According to a relative o! Baker, the ac-:irlrn!. uccmrt'rj Ing a raid. Mr.>. Wrijht. wh driving, mst control ol thc the slick pmvnient. 'the were enroute to Memphis lime of the accident. Osceo/o Plans Talent Shows The Osceola Kiwani-s Club and Station KOSE are sponsoring an "Amateur Talent Round-Up" and U>e winner ot thc contest will be given an audition for Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" television show in New York. Gene Butler, chairman o! the Ki<vanl5-KOSE publicity committee said yesterday. Ten weekly talent contests will be held and these winners will compete (or.thr grand prize ol an airlines trip to New York- and a rhance lo appear on Ihe television ?nu\v. Weekly winneis - A in rectlve a Vt.M. woith at leu.st J2J, Mr. Butler said. The lirat contest will be held in Ihe Osccoia Community Hoji.-r Au^. 11. Persons who wish to enter the contest may write to Amateur Talent Round-Up, Raciti station ROSE, Osceola. Th dence reti Auditions will be h station Mcndaj u each vcc'- be on Sat Prolil.; to the and the P ola. In a plea to Senators, Marshall kcii thai Congress approve the J0.30t>,000,000 the administrator foreign arms aid. lid that il it came to a choice it would be better to cut funds for the United States' own armed services rather than trim (he money intended to .strengthen Western European forces. The prugiam will provide "only t h e essential military requirements' in 1952 for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhowers armies, Marshall said, and stressed that the "major pur-' j pr.se" is to prevent another war, r:ot jii.st. to defend Europe in case if war. l.rarn of Added Cost "The Debt deterrent to war is be- iiir prepared," lie. s-aid. Marshall testified before the Sen- Mr- ' a '° ^'reisn Relations Committee du-- i wllose members learned with some ; ; oisi.iaj vnitcrday Dial the $3,5CO.- r.OO.OM .Hiked now [or [orcign mi'.i- Uuy sncl eroncmic aid U only the ! first pan of a three-year program !•' coil .lOout $25,000,00(1.000. I The J3.500,000.000 includes $6 I .iCO.COO.OOO for arms aid and 52.200'000.000 for economic assistance. Scrrcia.-j of State Acheson told the Smatois yesterday of the three- year program. He said it is neces- i sary u> counter Soviet Rm.ila's de: . c ig".s and bring about "an era of Bcnuine t taxation of tension." MarMial! was called to give de- FOREIGN on Page 12 at KitesoiiK. * * * Reds Block UN Attempts To Take Hills U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Koica. July 27. f/l>).~ Allied attempts to capture dominating hills on the eastern front were blocked again today by stubborn Communist resistance. 'Hie Eighth Army reported attacks by United Nations soldiers wore blunted noiilicast of Yung- gu and north of Inje. U. M. troops made similar attacks yesterday, but fell back before intense mortar and artillery fire from Chinese positions. Allied patrols reported light contact with Communists northeast ol Kumhwa, on the centra! front, moderate resistance was encountered by oilier partols, south of Kumsong. American B-29S from Okinawa Iwmbed Conmimiisl supplies at the western Korea river port of Kyoinlpo and cut rail tracks in the same area. Kyomipo is southwest of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Fifth Air Force fighters and light bombers pounded Communist transportation facilities in more than 350 sorties. Railroad bridges were hit at HwansJu, south ol Pyongyang andi Yonshung, on the east coast Fly-' ing Marines rcporled damaging!road bridges south of Kojo an-' other east coast town. car on = wcmt'n I at thc : Steel Cut Ordered For Passenger Car Production WASHINGTON. July 27. (API — The government today ordered an- olher five per cent cut in sled fc«r passenger car production, effective on Oct. 1. Auto output in the October- through-December "uarter will be cut to (iO per cent .of the level of thc six months preceding the Ko- ican Invasion. This will mean a production of slightly over 1,100.000 cars. If the automakers need it, they'll be permitted to use some foreign steel, UK), so that they can make the 1.100.000 quota. Defense Production Administrator Manly FleJschmann said. 'here are no a?e nor r." i-! C-, ' _ _ _ _ iilreincnls for c-inietianfU jOyDeanS Man Hurt as Rail Car, Auto Crash Frisco Lines Worker Suffers Broken Leg In Crossing Wreck A Frisco Railroad employee suf fcre<l a compound fracture of the left leg and lacerations to the right I«K and scalp yeslerdny afternooi when the rail motor car on whicl he was nding was involved In at accident with an automobile at » P.rade crossing near Manila, Kenneth Henderson, 32, of Chaf- fce. Mo., was transferred from Rattin's Hosptlal In Manila lo Campbells Clinic In Memphis last, night. State Trooper Tom Smalley who assisted city Marshal Lee Baker of Manila with the Investigation o f the wreck, said that the motor car was | struck by a 1950 model stiidchnl;er .'cdnii driven by Jimmy Dullard. 16. of Manila at a grade crossing a mile and a half southwest of Manila on Highway IB. Kail Car Knotkcd r>2 Fell Trooper Smalley said that thc .lulomobilo struck the motor car as they both entered Ihe grade crossing The motor car was knocked from the rails and 52 feet up the highway by tlie impact. Mr. Henderson, n ro.idnin.stcr for Frisco, was riding alone on thc motor ca,". The motor cyr was traveling east on the railroad and the automobile south on Highway 61 li thc time of the accident. Trooper Smalley said high weeds growini; along the highway and near the railrcnd made the cross- ins a blind one. Both Hullard and Larry Down- inp. 16. of Manila, who was a pas- scnxcr in the automobile, escaped injury I'he automobile was heavily damaged, however. No arre.su were marie, rranpcr Smalley sale' He gave thc Reds two marked military maps to picture his position. The five Communist Renerals tnade no comment. Instead (hey asked for, and got, an adjournment until 10 a.m. Saturday <G pjn CST Friday/. North Korean Gen. Num II, spokesman for thc Red delegation presumably will present the Communist reply nt Hint time. • The general understanding | s the United Nations Is pressing for n demilitarized zone roughly iiluiiK the present battle line. The Communists want it aloiiu the 38th Parallel. Starling from a point 35 miles north of the 38th Parallel on the east coast, the battle lines run roughly 15 to 20 miles north of 38 for 75 miles to chorwon. Then they drop shnrnly south along thc linjin rlrer, crossing the parallel at a point cast of the Kacsoiig armistice site. Agree on 1'roccdure Joy's statement, opening actual negotiations for an armistice took most of Friday's 72-mimite session. 'I'he first IB minutes were devoted to procedural matters. The two dcl- fBillions reached agreement, In principle on just how to (ackle the four major points of their truce talks a u. N. announcement said and named teams of officers lo work out the details. Then Admiral Joy leaned his elbows on the green lopped conference table antl began reading n prepared statement on the Allied position, it was officially described """gwi'spnrsely -phrased aud log ;,,u.,'""*' ™ r For « Brig. .Don. Wlhiam Nuckols, allied'spokesman who was present. "This (military view) is the area to which UN delegates have frequently stated they will confine Jhcmselvcs." Both Joy a|id Nam leaned forward with their elbows on the table. •T'licy were closer together, physically than they have been for some time.." Nuckols said. Only Interrupted OIILC Only once was Joy interrupted. A Korean Interpreter asked him "Ot lo go so rapidly, so he could liear the Bullish .15 well as thc Ko- renii translation being read by a U.N. inlerncrter. After he hud spoken for nearly half an hour, the American admiral produced a colored map ( o illustrate "a major point he wa-s making " Nuckols said. Joy handed the map to Nam. who showed up win, „ ne w. close- cropped haircut. A few minutes later Joy produced a larger map, explained another military point on it. and gave that to the North Korean general. Nuckols said thc first map was about M by *o inches In size" the • econtl about 30 by 56. General Nam gave no hint of the Communist reaction. "There were no hard feelings," Nuckols commented. Aihn. Jny . . \vhut tlie . tells Hie Reds Allies want. Red Cross Asks No. Missco for $1,111 Flood Aid Funds Will Be Used For Relief in 4-Srar« Area in Mid-West North Mississippi County hM been nsfced by the Airierlcnn Red Cross t.. donate $1,111 for the relief of flood-damaged areas in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Illinois. "We think the request Is most reasonable . . . especially In view of the thousands of dollars In flood teller the Red Cross has poured into oiir county in years past " corn] -^Uv,r.x:t^LiuI fc-i^flWi-nrijB },=. N. O. Cotton Oct Dec Men May Open High Low Close 3'186 3478 3433 3493 3520 3505 3518 3511 348^ 3476 3489 3466 New York Cotton 3-189 3482 3491 3188 Oct Dec Me h May July Open Hieh Low Close 3453 3530 3499 3495 34W 3519 34B1 3492 3431 3523 3192 3)92 3-18n 3520 3485 348D j 34CO 3431 3456 3451 I $2,475 Awarded In Accident Case •M.irJe Keimcll and others in ficr family were awarded a judgment Tor S-.U75 In Circuit Court yesterday by a Jury which hoard thc case ! of Marie Kcnnctt vs. Gulf Refining Company. The KenncUs were suing for damages said lo have been suffered in an automobile-Gulf truck collision. ' Circuit court was adjourned this morning when principals in other cases set for trial failed to show up for heai-in?s ter'-of t'he'R«i'' l "cVois' "" The national organization, Mr. Cure pointed out, spent more than this amount In essisting familieR rendered homeless by water in the county during last year alone. No part of thc funds which will be collected during the cainpaierv will be retained locally, Mr. Cure .said. "We hope to raise our quota speedily and all rnonr?y will go into the J5.000.C10D Hed Cross fund for the relief of homeless ill Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois. Funds on Hand Inadequate "Funds the national Red C'ros3 organization had on hand for disaster work are not nearly adequate in the face of the damage ol this flood. "Therefore, at the request of President Truman, the national orga- jjiznti^n hns asked for an additional S5.OOQ.n6l) Irom local chapters In the United States," Mr. Cure pointed out. There will be nn formal solicitation of funds and contributors are being asked to mail or give funds to local repre.-entativcs. E. 13. Swaner will assist Mr. Cure in the campaign in Bly'.lieville '.vlicre funds wil: be received by either of these men heading the project or lile Ri_d Cro;-s office on North Sccnml .Stunt. Other representatives who will u-Ccivt: money for the cmci-neiicy project include the Rev. E. H, Hall nnd John Stevens. Jr., Dell. C. W. Tipton. Manila; Nelson Hcr,ry, Lcnrliville: W. K. H.IRMI. Huffman; Hiklrrrl Bunch. Yarbto; ami "Carol Waddcll. Blackwator. New York Stocks Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON, .iui v •>-, L i>— 'Ihe Senate lorUy passed an Agriculture Orparlmrnl munry bill after adilinf; more lliun 5140,000 000 to fund, .!|iiir.nc<l by Ilic If o use. " voted S727,OtW,noo of new casli or sonic 5110,000.000 morn "ian the House and S2I72,(100,0(10 "•' lo.ill funds, some SlO.ToO.OOfl above thc House lolal. Closing rjuotali' A T and T Amir Tcil>;tcc:o . Ilrth Sterl Chrysler . . i.,cc'ric Motors •n;ral I J. C. Pcni-y ] Republic Steel 1 Radio j S'lConv Vacuum Sturtclj.ikcv 1 Standard ol N Texas Corp Scars , U S Steel ' Sou Pac , . IS" 1-8 61 3-4 •i! '.-2 51 1-4 68 1-2 111 55 3-4 !3 1-2 C9 1-2 11 7-8 32 1-2 66 3--I W 7-8 21 1-4. 33 1-8 26 5-8 6(5 1-4 48 1-2 5( , i 64 3-1 Death Comes Early for Little Leukemia Victim at Leachville lh CHICAGO, July 27. ((TV-Closing I ."oylx?ai;s quotalioiis: 1 HiRh lav Close Sll P m\ 282S 282'i | • v "'-' 26G-, 264' s 264 Jan , , 2G9', 2fi8 268 ^' rir 272', 270' ; 270 Pour-year old Betty Louise Hetler of near IjCachville died this morning—victim of the dreaded leukemia which struck the little girl during thc Christina* holidays last year. She would have ci'icbiavert her tilth birthday Au?. S. Doctors had predicted that Belly lMii.se would not live past October, arid the American Legion and others in Lcachviile had attempted to make her bed-rid- ricn life a little brighter. Mrs. DeLoan Alexander and Mrs. Geticileve Winners wore ei\c-ii money lo buy prwcnt.s Jor Betiy LOUI.T and they had planned to haie a cake baked ftml give n 'hUlc party for her OH her blrthcUy. Among the gilts she had ccivcd wsj .> rloll and "she was thrilled vith it—wouldn't let anyone else touch it," her father, Hnrrlsop Hctlcr. said. Rctly lx.ui.-e lived with her mother and lather and her six brothers and sisters on a farm "Par Lcachulle, suirki-n la.-,t winter, doctors first thought she hart rheumatic fever and treated her for rhar di.se.ise. It was later discovered she had Icukelnia. Ontil recently. Bettj' Louise '.voulrt get oil! of bed for a lew iiiluuic.^ almost every day, her T;Uhcr ^airi, but slie hadn't been up at all since Tuesday. Fuuevnl airangemeuls v;crc incomplete this uiornttig.

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