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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 215 Blythevllle Dally New Blythevtlle Couilei Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTIIEVJLLE, AUKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 19-19 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Snyder Says U.S. BudgetShould Be Balanced-Now Secretary Asks Cut In Spending Plus 'Adequate' Tax Rate tty Charles Mulony WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. W*»—Secretary of tlie Treasury Suyrier said today the government's budget should be balanced*--now. But lie made no suggestions beyond reiterating a 3-112-year-old statement that the government should reduce spending "in every possible way" and "maintain adequate tax rates" to keep receipts and outlays in balance. Appearing before a Senate-House subcommittee studying government money, credit ami financial policies, Snydcr cited Presidetit Truman's est i ma [e that s pen di tig wi It run $ 5,500,000,000 in the red this fiscal year, ending next July 30. "It seems to me, however, that iu times as prosperous as these we should have a balanced budget/' he added in a prepared statement. "National income today is close to the highest level iii our history and, by every standard of sound KOV- ermnent finance, the time to have R balanced budget is now/' Spending Record Looms Federal expenditures this fisca year are expected to be $-43,500.000,000, a peacetime record. He blamed a $5.000.000,000 tax cut voted last year by the RepubUcau- cotitroilcd 80th Congress—over President Truman's veto—for the $1,800,000,000 deficit of fiscal 10-10, endet last June 30, and the prospect of a thr?e-times greater one this liscal j^^ar. V In a written communication lo the commit.tee which the latter pub- lished recently, the treasury chief had said the "general economic welfare" came ahead of a balanced hud- get for any one year. His statement today, however, recalled his "great satisfaction" at budget surpluses in fiscal 1947— when he became treasury secretary —and fiscal 1948, the latter an unprecedented $8,400,00,000 surplus of income over expenditures. "In the past three years," it added, "I have restated the urgent need for an excess of receipts over expenditures on many occasions notably when the Congress was considering tax-reduction measures in 1947 and 1948," cenUy sauf that increasing-tuxe^'is 1 the only way • : he'knows-'of balancing the b'udgeU— has "repeatedly" •taken the same position,'urging the "necessity of'' reducing the public debt." Mr."Truman"said so. In his tax veto message, Shyder noted. Refinancing Seen The treasury head talked at length of problems Involved in JUindling the government's S257,- 000,000,000 debt, observi ng th a t at least $50,000,000,000 of H will be due and will need to be refinanced (by re-borrowing! in calendar 1950. The present debt, he told the committee, carries an interest charge amounting to $5.700,000,000 a year. It accounts for more than 13 percent ol all budget spending expected this year. Lawmakers indicated In advance they would like to know where Snyder stands on the question of raising taxes to wipe out the budget deficit. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) told the committee yesterday tlial government tis- cal-monetary-credit policies in general are not now geared to the objective of contributing to economic stability. Ward and Staff Plan to Leave Mukden in Week .WASHINGTON, Dec. 2—W)— Consul General Angus Ward reported todny lhat ho has arranged to leave Mukden in Coniniun- 1st China with his entire staff by next Wednesday. The State Department said Ward also repol ted that he, the stuff members and all dependents would travel by train to Tientsin, R .seaport. Three American ships, the department said, are due there between Dec. 6 and 17. Chiles Re-Elected Director of PCA Credit Association Members Meeting in Osccola Hear Senator E. B. Chiles, Si'., of Joiner, yesterday was re-elected to the board of directors of the Planters Production Credit Association nt a county-wide membership meeting in th( Mississippi County Library in Os ceola. Mr. Chiles will serve a three-yea: term. The board will meet thi; month to elect officers for 1950. In a recapitulation ol the pus year's activities, the 150 PGA mem hers at the meetins were told lha more than 52,250,000 in loans wer made during 1949. IJoyd Godley of Osccola, secretary- treasurer of (he PCA. said this report that Ihi- 1S49 figure was an increase of nearly S1.000,- 000 over loans made in 1948. Collections of 100 per cent of th 1949 loans are expected, he added, fn an address on farm legislation laruthersville las Three Fires; Loss is $70,000 Blythcviilc, Hayti Departments Called To Assist in Battle —Courier News I'holo StiN'ATOK IS V1SITOH—Sen. J. W. Fiilbright (second tmm right), wns a Blythevllle visitor todnj ollowiag delivery of addresses In Oaccola and Lnxora yesterday. He Is shown In Hotel Noble with J. V. Oak-: extreme left); Oscar Pcndlcr, and L. E. Olds, (extreme right), all of Blytheville. They were among man ailers received while in Blytheville. Christmas Seal Sale Campaign Reaches $1,559 U.S. Sen. J. W. Fulbright ol ettevilie told the TCA members tha the recently-enacted agriculture program was a ''compromise" bu that members of opposing [actions on price supports "seemed fairly well pleased with it." Preceding Sen. Fulbrlght's talk. PCA President D, S. Laney of Os-' ccola stressed the PDA's requirement that loans made by it be paid off from current farm operations. Mr. Laney .said: "The associations greatest objective is to serve on a .sound and helpful basis all farmers in the county \y_hp borrow, from it.y j "'i'i\c a.-iioclation fannb. approve any loan imless it Ls convinced that it could be paid off from current farm operations." ' . In his talk on farm legislation. Senator Fiilbright said ths new agriculture program enacted by Congress was a com prom fee between :ho5e who wanted flexible price supports and those who wanted supports fixed at DO per cent of parity. The senator said It v:as his opinion that farm legislation will need continuing revision to keep up with current- developments. EGA Linked With Fanners Turning to foreign affairs, he linked the European Recovery Program lo price supports. He stressed that Die recovery program "is hi reality a price support program for agriculture because practically half of the money is .spent for agricultural products." Actually, he said, foreign affairs cannot be separated from domestic affairs. "We cither build up Europe or we pull out of Europe and spend the same amount of money—or more—• to build up a giant military force in this country." Other PCA directors who will take part in the organizational meeting later this month are Noble Gill of Blytheville, who IA vice president, R. C- Brysn of Osceola and W. E. Hagan of Huffman. Personal solicitations Tor the Europe in Line To Gel U.S, Arms Sfrotegy Agreement Cy Pact Nations Puts Program in Operation IIv John ,"\1. Highlowcr. WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. f/T) — A billion dollars worth of American arms will begin nun-Ing to Western Europe in a few weeks, now ihnt the Atlantic Treaty countries have unanimously agreed on their g strategy oE defense. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson returned from Paris this morning. He is the American member of the defense committee of the 12- nntion Atlantic alliance which adopted the' plan at a meeting In the French capital yesterday. Johnson and Secretary of Stat< Achcson must uow cevUty th agreement to President Truman Johnson said he would see Achcsui in the next day or two. Whether o not he Ilys to Key West, Fla., to .sc President Truman wilt depend 01 Mr. Truman's wishes, Johnson snic Johnson expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the conference "I left Paris very happy about th cooperation of the 11 oilier govern mcnts," he told reporters. Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman o the joii.t chiefs o! staff, rcturnei from Paris with Johnson. France is expected to get tli Hoa's share of the arms and mill f -:ry equipment whicHi Congress an thorlxed to strengthen the Wester European members of the nllianc against any Russian aggression. The strategic plan presumably : based on the possibility that in event of a Russian attack on France, along with the other European continental members of the Atlantic system, would bear the brunt of the onslaught. War I'lans Approver! Need for 'Check-Rein On Government Cited A communique issued by the defense committee nt the conclusion of Us meeting said it "arrived nt unanimous agreement on nnd g*lu-e fuli approval to the: following action: lv a. Strategic concept. 5 ; for the integrated delcnse of the North Atlantic area. "b. Provision of a program for th- production and supply of arma- lents and equipment. "c, Coordination of planning bc- ween the various regional groups of countries in the alliance). 'd. The progress of defense plan- UB of tVie North AUixnUc Treaty While Ihus outlining the general nature of its work, the committee gave no hints as to the provisions )f the strategic: concepts it adopted. However, it cnn be reported that ,hese arc a broad rather than spc- Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association's annual Christmus Sea] sales today totaled S 1,559.75, ac- Afrding to Mrs. C. G- Redman, cx- "utive secretary. Mrs. Rctltnan explained that this total did not include any of the mail .•iale return. 1 ;, which are now being received. Although only a few cards arc out, sonic of the solicitation usually included in the personal solicitation is being included in mail sales this year. The total colccted last ycAT during the personal solicitations was £3,391.50. or $831.75 more collected to date this .year. alythcvHIc's quota in the seal sale campaign is $5.700. Weather 20 Passengers Killed In Brazil Plane Crash RIO BE JANEIRO,, Dec. 2 M')—A Real (Roynl) Airlines DC-S plane crashed in a rainstorm at an emergency Ticld in Sao Panto SUile yesterday, killing 20 of the 22 persons aboard, the itne announced today. A woman and her five-year-old daughter were the only survivors of the crash, which killed the other 16 pa&F.eiis;ers and four crcu- members, the announcement sftirf. The pilot apparently was attempting to make a forced landing at Ribcrao Claro Field near Sao Paulo. 250 miles of Rio tie Janeiro. Fire Destroys 2,500 forecast: Cloudy toi * / T* L ' r j partly cloudy cooler this after- Acrc S Ot I imberland noon and in south and central portions tonight. Saturday, partly cloudy and warmer In the afternoon. .Missouri forecast: Fair this af- ^rnoon and tonight; warmer to- wglit. Saturday, partly cloudy, windy and turning cooler west and nortli portions. Low tonight, 25-30 southeast. High Saturday. 55-60 ioiilheast. Minimum this morniug—29. ;Uaxlmuin yesterday—63. Sunset today—4:49 •Sunrise tomorrow—<i:SO. Precipitation 21 hours to 7 n.m. todny—none. Total since Jan. 1—50.64. *fcan temperature (midway between high and lowl—46. Normal mean December—41.8. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday--60. Picolpitatlon Jan. i to this date —46.90, LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 2. f.-T-,—The State Forestry Department rcportct today that some 2,500 acres of tim herland was burned over by fire yesterday. AH fires have bcm extinguished but the forests still are in n "critl cal" condition and will remain si until heavy rains set, In, Assistan Forester R. M. Henry said. Henry said 70 separate fires we reported. Areas near fTl Dorado tn the southern part of the stfltc and Salem in the north were hardest hit. :lfic nature. They are designed tt> U. S. Senator J. W.- Fulbright of* FaycUcville in addressing Mlssiss- pip County civic nnd political leaders in Luxora last night placed emphasis on the need for alertness n the Senate to keep governmental checks and balances in the federal He was the principal speaker at the Luxor a Rotary Club ineeliug held in the Luxora High School cafeteria and the session was attended by nearly 250 citizens representing various sections of the county. Senator Futbright suggested lhat the victory early in the .sessions of the 81st Congress by stales rights advocates in the U.S. Senate and the opponents of the administration-backed fair employment practices bill is of greater importance than the mere blocking of consideration of the two proposals high on the Truman legislative program for Congress. Sciuiln Kills Move to Limit Debate The Senate voted Lo prevent limit on debate in the upper branch of Congress cxceut by consent of two- thirds of the membership and this action has served to keep in operation the program of checks nnd balances Intended to prevent any one of the three branches of the federal government—the legislative, executive a n d the judicial—from exercising too much power. The speaker said thtit the limits on debate which can be invoked in (lie House, of Rcpresenativcs : have served in the- past to give i the executive department, R greater : measure of control over the deliberations of that legislative body. Had the Senate early this year voted to limit debate, it could have ;iveii greater advantage to those w h o might want to revise the checks and balances which were vit;tl in the minds of the men who formed this nation's government. Students of world affairs observed. Senator Fulbright said, that determined efforts have been made. and sometimes they have been successful, where persons in high office seek more power for the executive departments and toss for tlie legislative and judicial. It happened in Italy and in Germany and there are those who feel thai Washington has not been wholly free of such influences. When one branch of the government has $40,000,000 budget and 2,000,000 employes it places a lot of power in the hands of the executive department and can lead to a de.sirc to obtain even greater Checks on I,nliur Favored Senator Milbright termed Missco Receives 228,607 Acreage Quota for Cotton A maximum cotton acreage allocation of 228,007 acres for Mississippi County in 1950 was announced today iu Little Hock nt the state office of the Production and Marketing Blytheville Site Of Proposed Airline Stop FAYETTBVO.LE. Ark., Dec. 2— (/Pj—'Hie Northwest Arkansas Tlrai said today Hint nn nppliuUlon ft a permit to operate a nc\v fecdi aii' line service out or here to Arkansas and five surrounding .states lias been sent to Washington. The application has been submitted, Ihc paper said, lo the Civil Aeronautics Bo;m[ by the South Central Air Transport, Inc. (SCAT) of FnyetU'villc. This company op- crnlcd an air service for a short time several years ago. . Raymond ' j. Ellis, president of the firm, said SCAT propose* to carry passengers, mail mid freight over four routes and connect a number of small cities not now served by air transportation with major air terminals in Arkansas, Oklahoma. Missouri, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi. 11 is proposed t<j operate a dozen, single-cnf;ined planes (CSSNA) capable of carrying five passengers and a cargo. The ships have a cruising speed comparable to . DC-3, Ellis said. The proposed routes include: Route three. 510 miles, Oklahomi City lo Memphis, with slops at: Okinnlgce, Muskoi;ee nnd Talequali Okla.; Fayettcvillc, Harrison, Flal- esvillc, Joncsboro and Blytheville, Ark. CARUTI1EHSV1ULE, Mo., Dec. 2. —l ; 'ire, believed caused by sparks mm n luirnliig cotton hull pile, lestroycd (he Wurd-CoppaBC Colon gin, nn adjoining soybean cle 'ator and sevevM slacks of vcueer umber ut a nearby lumber yard icre last night, causing damage es- Inmlccl by Fire Chief Vic Mallome ns upwards of $70,000. The fire broke out around eight o'clock last niyht In the cotton gin, spread rapidly through fiin nnd soybean elevator and had made a good Headway before It was discovered. Firemen from Blytheville nnd Hayti equipment was called to assist Cnrnthcrsvllle's fire department In battling the b!lf/c and even spectators pill-lied in to help battle Ihe double blaxe. Onlookers volunteered when sparks from the burning «ln ignited slacks of veneer lumber at the nearby Hobac Veneer Company. The Ca- rnther.sville citi/ens battled the lum- uc • yard btay.e while firemen \vero fighting the fire in the gin nnd soy- tacking Lewis after the unpredlcta- 3-DayCoalWeek To Hurt Industry Operator Describes Mine Chief's Order As 'Destructive' piTTsnunair, Dec. 2. M>>—A top Industry spokesman snyj> John L. Lewis* order to mine conl only three days a week Ls "destructive to the industry nnd every one who earns his living hi It." George H. Ix>ve, spokesman for UIR operators* negotiating committee of the National nitnmluouK Wngc Conference, lost 1'LLIc time nl- boan elevator, Third Fire Develops And in the midst of all thft fire fighting, further com plications were offered when another fire iilarm \viis sounded, sending one truck to the Adcltick's Grocery in another .section of town. Only minor damage WELS reported there, however. The fire broke nut on 11 rertr plat- rm of the gin nnd was fanned by strong wind. Three bates of cot- n on the platform and approxi- utely 1,000 bushels of soybeans ovccl in Ihc clcvutor v.'er<: destroyed i the blaze. Thrj Ward-Coppngc gin IK. the o!d,1 In PemSscot County and accord- ig to w. H. Johnson, general manger, new equipment had been ln- alled only recently. The gin was stablished sa yenr.s ayo. It was reported that re-building lans are already being considered. School Directors To Discuss Plans For New Building Directors of the Blythcviilc Sprain I School District have schccUtlct for tonight a special meeting to discuss plans for the erection a new high school. Members of the Education Committee or the Chamber of Com merce, representatives of the Pjir cut-Teacher Association units, am other interested citizens have beci invited to meet with the hoard The session will be held In Mi library at the high school at 7:3 p.m. .guide the regional delnilcd planning. their The United passage of the Taft-Hartley labor act by the 80th Congress as a step intended to bring a belter balance Stntcs, Britain, France, the Nether- of power between capital and labor lands. Belgium and Luxembourg, and expressed that belief that the for example, have responsibility for law would not be repealed in the detailed planning of the defense of; near future. Western Europe. I He defended American tasks believed to havn been assigned under the plan—if this country should become involved in war—ore mainly: (1) Strategic bombing. Including possible use of the atomic bomb; <2> naval operations jointly with other naval powers to keep Atlantic sea lanes open: and (3) participation In land action following up the initial resistance of the armies of the countries first attacked. his vole against repeal of this act and suggested that organized labor now is in n. position not unlike that of Walll Street a half century ago. Wall Strikers to Meet FAST ST, IXDU1S, 111., Dec. 2. f/VJ —Some 400 striking AFL livestock handlers are scheduled to decide al a meeting tonight whether to continue a walkout that has halted operations at nearby National Stockyards since Nov. 14. Street had too much power at the turn of the century, and the passage of the Taft-Hartlcy bill in 1E1J8 was an cllorl to curb some of thepnwers of lalwr in order to bring a beter balance of power. Turning to administration efforts to get legislation to socialize medicine he suggested lhat America needs to learn from some of England's mistakes. He suggested that the medical profe-ssion See VUUMIIGMT on Vase 12 New York Stocks N. 0. Cotton i Dec. Mar. Xfay July Oct. , Opc-n High t»w ... 2598 2990 2906 ... 2909 3001 K»8 ... 2933 2905 2S1BO ... 2«5» 29:i3 29S4 ... 2808 2308 2798 1:30 29S9 2003 2932 M34 1:3Q p.m. Quotations: A T * T Anaconda Copper .',.. Helh Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tnt Harvester National Distillers .... Republic Steel RadlD Socony Vacuum , SLudebaker Standard ol N -) ... Texns Corp J C Penney Co U s Steel Sears ... 147 1-2 .... 28 .1-4 Kansas Industrialist Gets Senate Appointmcn TOPKKA. Kas.. Dec. 2—MV Harry Darby, Kansas imivislrinlis and Republican national commit tecman, today was appointed to th United States Senate to serve th unexplred term of the late llcput] lican Senator Clyde H. Reed c Parsons. Darby was appointed by Go Frank Carbon, also :i Rcpublical to serve until a new senator elected in November 1950. Tlie Senatorial appointee wo control or the Kansas dclcgatirj to the 1JI48 OOP national coi vcnllon in a strap with Air N Landon, Republican prc.sitlentl nominee in 1930. I.nndon had head cd the delegations In 1940 1944. Huad of a Kansas City, Kas., steel plate corj>ora[Ion. Durby im.s been active In Republican affairs for years but never has sought election lo public office. -/gi/res Show Rainfall Low c or November November was dryer tlmn usual 'itt otherwise the weather followed lorninl trends, a survey of last nonth's temperatures and rainfall bowed today. Tt rallied only twice Inst month md one of these rainfalls nccoiml- •d for nil Nnvotntrcr's precipitation. Rain measuring .72 of an inch fell HI Nov. 12. LlRht showers Nov. 27 •e.sultcd in a "tincc" of rain — which x lew than one-hundredth of an nch and considrrcd immeasurable. According the U.S. Weather Parent] In l^ttte Rock, Ihe mean ifnll for BlytheviHc In November is 3.3ft inches. The mean temperature In Blylhc- 'illc last month was 52 ' hie United Mine Workers' chief called off his fourth full-scale walkout of the year yesterday. "Again our employes arc being deprived of the right to earn decent living by the arrogant monopolistic power of John L, Lewis,' Love sairt In a prepared statement He added: "These men already have lost almost HO days* work this year _anc $1,200 each In earnings. The prescn wane. . Is the highest paid by niii major Industry In the world nnc would penult our employes to main tain a decent standard of living int one man dictates exactly ho\ many days they may work, regard ol how imich work is uviiUnble "This Is Inhuman nml it 1 wrong. Lewis didn't comment on Love* statement. 480,000 Ari; Affected In calling off the walkout whlc! began at 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Stan dnrd Time) yesterday, Lewis sal the tbrce-dny work week will nppl to al! of his 400,000 soft coal dig gcrtf—as well ns to nvxil u r th BO,OOD nnthrncllc (hard'coal) tnli: crs In Eastern Pennsylvania. And Lewis said the thrcc-da week, which begins next Monda will continue until Individual con panics sign agreements to repine the contract which expired la; June 30, That means he hopes to chl away nt the nolid front thus fti presented by Industry. There's sign of any company giving In Lewis' unspecified demands for h men who average $ir>.50 daily. lit said only that his "modest d nmnd.s" would cost Industry 30 to ; cents more a ton. Industry alreac Is paying 20 cents a ton to finance Ihe UMW's pension and health and welfnve fund. Payments from the fund were s. This obtained by finding the mid-point between the month's av- ivnnifje maximum nnd average minimum temperatures. Weather Bureau records show the normal mean November tempcrn- for Blythcviilc to be 50.2 degrees. Highest temperature here ast month was 70 degrees, recorded on Nov. 2B. The lowest maximum temperature— Ihc "coldest day" —was recorded on both Nov. '2] and 22, when the mercury wenj, no higher than 50 degrees. The avcrriRC maximum temperature for November was 66.5 degrees. A reading of 22 degrees early c: the morning of Nov. 22 v;as the month's lowest temperature. The highest minimum/ rending v;as 57 degrees, recorded'NOV. 32. November's average minimum temperature was 37.4 rtagrccs. stopped In September. On September If), hard and soft coal miners struck. ordered the hard, coal miners and 22,000 soft co;il diggers east of the Mississippi bock RcpLcm- er 30, Then, on November 0. he rdcrcd all diggers to resume work a three-week period. Liquor Store Robbery Balked When Manager Outwits Bandit 60 3-8 W 1-4 SI 1-2 54 1-R 27 3-4 22 3-8 23 1-8 12 3-4 A young, sandy-hnircd hold-up! man -got himself a free filth of whiskey night but missed between $150 and SI15 In cash when he was scared away hy Ihe shouts of the liquor store attendant. Ephrum Roberts, who manages the Stewart Liquor Store in the 200 block on East Mnin Street, repotted to City Police night lhat the young man entered hk store around 10 p.m.. ordered a fifth of liquor and while he w.-us wrapping the liquor, the customer drew n srrall pistol anc! ordered htm to "open Ihe cn-sli 21S9 1 Southern Pacific 16 1-2: roister." 21 1-2 "For tne moment I thought it 6S 1-2 was a Jobr.,' 1 Mr Roberta said nnd 62 replied "Kell, open It yourself/' Then 53 1-8 I saw it wasn't a joke and started ?5 1-4 backing up and repeating my an- 42 7-8 -swer louder." 48 1-41 "1 must have scared hlnie because after 1 had repeated my answer louder he grabbed up the bottle of whiskey and ran out the front <!oor." Mr. Robert* stated that he followed the man down the street but he escaped in an old model car that was waiting in the alley. He said al the time, here wn.s between S150 and S175 in the cash register. He described the man a.s being about 21 years old, weighing about 135 pounds with sandy hair and wearing a light colored anny-lypc jacket. Chic/ of Police John F,iM<- r stated lhat two reports of pioulers were ako received, last night. One WM at 113 East Vine Street and the olher al 420 East Davis Street. The last prowler report omc Ouachita Baptist College's Choir To Appear Here The Oiiachitft Uupllst College ";lloir, under the illrcclton of Fred Ilcckcr, former minister of music nnd religious education nt tlic first Baptist Church In Blythcviilc and now a memljcr of the Omchitn music department, wilt present "Christmas Oratorio" at the churcl here Sunday morning at I0:o5. Carroll Evans of IHythevillc Is member of the choir, and wll with Die trio. ".My Soul Dot) ^faKnify." Selections will Include, "Olorj to God In the Highest," "Palientl> Have I Waited," "In My Heart Believe, o God," "Blessed Is HI Who Cometh tn the Name of the Lord," "Wherefore Do the Ho.-Uhei Clamor?" and the "Alleluia Chor us." The chorus, ducts, trio.-, nuartel.* and quintets arc to be Inclitclcc in the pre.-.etiUtlon. C. R. Crawford, head tit tin music department ril Ouachila. nil be the accompanist. The choir will sin^ al the New Liberty church at 1:3p p.m. and a the Baptist Church of Osccol at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Soybeans Open High Low Clo: Dee 23201 2:i4 232 232' Mar 233'i 235»i 2:i3'-j 234 B lew minutes after the whl key! May 231 232> 230^ 231 store hold-up, Chief Foster said. July 227K 229 227 228! Gas Explosion ips Street in Allentown, Pa. ALUSNTOWN, Pa., Drc, 2—(/? A gas explosion ripped open Jownlown Allen town street early .oday. causing fire and cave-ins expected to cost the city several nmdred thousand dollars. The underground blast disrupted {as and water service to hundreds of homes and businesses. A score of homes, foundations cracked by the explosion were ev- icnutcd. No one was Injured seriously. Ci ty Con H clhn n n Morton V- V White, on the -scene Immcdlatcl: .iflcr the blusl, estimated damage will exceed $1,000,000. But Police Ciitcf James L. Chrls- Jnc said "Lhat figure Is much h." ire added, however. "It's sill too early lo estimate damage." The explosion took place at abou 12:15 B.m. »EST> at the Intcrcec lion of 8th and LJherty Streets on the fringe of the business distrlc In this city of 100.000 In Easter i Pennsylvania. Virtually all the buildings In this area, including a 20-rooin, three story hotel, are more than 50 year old. Administration. The figure means that approximately 47 per cent of the cultivated land In the county can ba planted to cotton next year, and Individual farm operators will be advised of their respective quotas in advance or tlie national referendum on rniotns which is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15. "The acreage allocation for tbe unty Is higher than we cxpect- ." it wns staled today by H. O. imppcnbergcr of Blytheville, vice resident of Hie Mississippi County arm Bureau. More than 325,000 acres was anted to collon in this county ils year but wet weather rested In the abandonment of some crcngc. Durcnu of Agricultural -conomlcs statistics for this coun- shown an official figure of 9-1,000 neres Iu cotton last year, mi 272,500 acres in 1047. The reduction In cotton acreage ill menu the planting of more oybcans nnd encourage wider til- ers) ficn Lion of crops with great- r emphasis on pastures, livestock nd poultry, U was suggested, by •1r. Kniipnenbcrger. A. C. Spellings. Mississippi Coun- y chairman for the PMA, said hut the cotton growers in this aunty would Join growers In other uirls ot Ihc nation in voting nn be 1950 cotton acreage quotas o* December 15. A county referendum committee to he named early next week i arrungo for the election and select polling places. The rcferen-, linn was called October 13 by Sec- etary of Agriculture Charles F. Dirnnnau. In Washington. Figure Termed Satisfactory The acreage allocated for cotton i Lhn United States totals 21,000,000 and Arkansas' totnl IK 1,021,- •J05. Mississippi County's allocation Is approximately one-eighth of the state's LoUil. While the allocation f o r this county IR around one-eighth 'p£ the state's total the county's yield rhymes proportionately...higher * a,r,ui olton Is between *oAfe-fifth^tiatl one-sixth "of the state's total. II. F. Ohlcndorf of O.sccoln, presl- tlent of the county's farm bureau, said that the Mississippi County allocation by the PMA appears to bu a jmttKfactory figure. He suggested that every cotton grower in the county should participate In, the referendum December 15. Three-fourths of all growers in the nation must approve the proposal, he said,, if it is to become effective. Each farmer 1 n this county should get bis cotton acreage allotment within the next few days- The allocations arc being figured tbe state PMA office and will announced through the county fflees hero and in Osceoln, it as staled. Production Records Checked Production records, o n which um, allotments will be based have ecn obtained from the producers urlng the past few months by he county PMA offices. Under tbe law, Secretary Bran- lan must proclaim marketing liiotas when the total supply of otton exceeds the normal supply. The normal supply, Mr. Spellings xplalned, is the amount needed o take care of domestic and ex- iort needs, plus 30 per cent- Tlie 21,000,000 acre minimum for rcagc in 1950 at average yields lir produce U,733.0DO bales, which s tbe marketing quota for IQ50. The total supply for the current marketing year is estimated at .20,659,000 running bales o f colon, and the normal supply is G,2riO,000 bales, The normal .supply teure includes an estimated 8 f 000,000 bales for tic consumption, -J.oOO.OQO for export, and JO per cent carry over of 3,730,000 jalcs. Fisfibein Resigns Job As Mcd Journal Editor CHICAGO, Dec. 2. r/P»—Dr. Mor ris Flshbeln, stormy petrel ol /"{ncr Icnn medicine stepped down toda from his Job with the America Medical A&soctiUlon, "It was Impossible for me to con tlnue under the circumstances," h said. His retirement as editor of th AMA journal and the AM A healt magazine, Kygeln, had been expect cd since the AMA trustees drastica ly cl I ppcd h is powe rs ] J un They limited his writing and speak ing activities strictly to scientifi subjects. Farm Quoins Uclnff Figured MTTLE ROCK, Dec. 2—*J")— Arkansn.s farmers soon will know the maxim tun acreage they may plant in cotton next year and still expect the> government's guarantee of price supports. The a lint merit for the state as See COTTON on P;ipc 12 Contract Talks Resume ST. LOUTS, Dec. 2. <«ip)—Contract talks affecting 50,000 employes of tlie Southwestern Bell Telephone company In a six-state area were resumed today. An official of the CIO union representing the workers reported "nothing was accomplished, yesterday." Auto Causes F're Alarm Burning Ignition wire in the automobile o. r John Daws on East Parkway Street was the cause of a fire alarm today. According to Fire Chief Roy Head the wiring of the car became Ignited when the motor bnckfired, Igniting gasoline In the carburetor. New York Cotton Dec. . Mar. . May . July . Oct. , Open \l\%\\ Low . 3003 300V 30CO , 3003 3(XM 3001 . 2£>8 2<n>8 200-J . 29G3 2D?4 2931 . 2317 2617 28H 1:30 3CO! 30G4 2296 2962 28 M

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