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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE DOMINANT MirurcDADc-n *•*« », rt ~ m VOL. XLV-NO. 219 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythcville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leadc Groves Says Harry Hopkins Never Made Attempt to Get Atomic Material But Admits Some Leaked to Russia */usf How Much* 3JCK3MTNANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST JLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 7, 19,19 MISSOURI Reds Got Is Said Unknown WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. — (AI 1 )— U. Gen. Leslie R. Groves testified today that neither Harry Hopkins nor Henry A. Wall sice ever tried lo get any atomic secrets or materials from him for the Hussians. Groves, who headed the wartime atomic bomb project, told House investigators that he had never, in fact, met Hopkins or had any correspondence, witb him. As for i Wallace, Groves said the former vlci president never brought any direct pre.ssure on him in connection v Uh the atomic energy project am . as far as he knows, never put on illy indirect pressure. Groves v as a witness before congressional nvestigators digging into a story of atomic materils goins to Russia in lend-lease pintles during the war and of a mysterious note signed "H.Il." .saying "had a hell of » time getting these away from groves." \9 G. Racey Jordan, former Air 'Force major, told the House Un- American activities committee on Monday that he opened a Russian suitcase at Great Palls, Mont.. In the winter bl 1943-44 and found "Oak Ridge" materials and the "H.H." note. Reports Spying Groves told the committee: 1. The Russians got some atomic material during the war, but that he doesn't .''know how many shipments "because we don't know how many leaked through." 2. He found evidence of Russian spying within a month of the time he took charge .of the atomic bomb project in 1942. 3. He knows'the .lend-lease administration vras -under to give : the Rv, Cotton Acreage Topic Of Farmers' Discussion Approximately 50 North Mlssis-*- sippl County farmers yesterday attended a conference held in the Court House here, the first In series for a discussion of the col- ton acreage and marketing Quotas for 1950. Growers in ail of the cotton producing counties in the nation wll vote on December 15 whether to set up marketing quotas and the quotas must be approved by two- thirds of the growers participatint in order to authorize the quotas. The quotas will mean that growers who observe acreage limitations will be eligible to borrow up to the parity price on their 1950 cotton through the federal government's Production and Marketint Administration. Failure to approve the marketing quotas, it was explained, will mean that the maximum which can be borrowed by those who observe acreage allocations will be held to 50 per cent of the parity price which is to be set for 1950 cotton. Penally Provisions Discussed Penalty provisions for marketing cotton grown in excess of the quotas, if the marketing quotas are established, were explained. Growers must pay a 50 per cent penalty (half of the parity price) for cotton grown in excess:of the acreage allotments and this penalty must be paid to the county PMA office before of the 1950 crop is sold. It was explained that the penalty would be figured on the basis of average production for a spepifled period, and that if the total acreage produced less than the average for the allocated acreage, then the penalty could be refunded to the grower. The meeting was . conducted by Floyd C. Crouch, senior field as- any of influence 1 But he said he did not know w] exerted the. pressure. Hopkins was at one time lend- lease administrator. A close friend of President Roosevelt, Hopkins to Russia to consult'with the ts on their needs ,to hold thcLr : ront against the Germans. -,. to aid In lend-lease movement of Major Jordan's wartime job was planes to Russia. Great Falls was a main - busing point on the air route to Russia via Alaska. He has told of the Russians taking cud " 'Her suitcase load of docu ,. . ,/:ell as atomic materials. He said some of the documents were State Department papers. At a news conference today, Secretary of Stale Acheson said the State . Department licensed no exports of atomic materials to Russia without prior approval from.the Manhattan Project (the wartime name for the atomic bomb project.) Acheson also sa f d he knew of no state department documents going to the Russians. Rep. Walter (D-Pa) asked Groves about Hopkins. Groves said lhat no one at the White House ever tried to get maps from him "that I was aware of." and he added that he doubted "very seriously" if it was ever done. He commented that it was very easy to get maps of Oak Ridge if they did not contain details essential to security. • Groves said that he had never had any contact with Harry Hopkins. He went on emphatically: "At no time, to the best of mv recollection, did I ever meet Harry Hopkins, talk to him on the phone, receive letters from him or write letters to him. or deal with anyone Pretending to be talkiiiK for him." '' do know, of course. Mr. Hopkins knew about this project. But ns for any dealings with me or with my subordinates, they never occurred." Groves said it was impossible for Information to have reached Hopkins from Groves' subordinates without Groves knowing about it. Tiwn he added: "He could have gotten It from one of those scientists, who as you know, were giving information to New York Stocks 1: 30 p.m. Quotations: A T fc T :.. Amer Tobacco ...'.'.'.'. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel .. Chrysler ..; Oen Electric ^ ....... '5en Motors Montgomery Ward N ' V Central Inl Harvester National Distillers ..... '. . -Socony Vacuum S'udebakcr ...:.] Texas Corp ...'! J C Penney . U S Steel ...... Sears Southern Pacific 148 1-4 74 1-4 28 1-8 31 1-2 SO 7-8 40 7-8 09 S3 3-4 10 5-8 27 7-8 22 1-4 12 7-8 16 3-8 54 61 1-2 64 5-8 25 3-4 sistant for : the Mississippi County PMA office here, and by Keith J Bilbrev farm agent for No th Mis sissippl County for the Agricultural Extension Service StaO^nwtta,, ^sctWuW 3P: and at 1 3fl p'm Saturday iri D H The high schools in each of the towns will be the meeting place. Representative Vote Urged Several of the speakers placed emphasis on the need for a representative vote In the election De- cernbei- is. It was explained that two out of every three growers participating In the.referendum must approve the marketing quota before it can be made effective. Mississippi County has an allocation of 228,607 acres for cotton next year. Growers this week are to receive the allotments for their Individual farms, but in the voting next week they will be deciding only whether the marketing quotas are to be set up. The acreage controls have been established and in the event that marketing quotas are rejected, there will be no government loans whatever for those who exceed their acreage allotments. Mr. Crouch explained that It Is not anticipated that acreage con- rols will be fixed for soybeans in 1-toO. The secretary of agriculture may make provision .for government loans on soybeans at a figure between 75 and 90 per cent of parity for beans grown in 1950. No corn acreage figures have been announced for the county Mr. Bilbrey suggested that the limitations on cotton planting would mean wider diversification for farmers nythis county and Invited the operators to make wider use of the expanded services of the Extension oervicc. Site for New Bridge Spanning Mississippi To Be Named Soon CLARKSDALE (AP) - The A, Bridge Commlssli _ come up shortly with aVe'commcii- dation on location of a bridge across War- Po1nT PP ' R ' Ver '" cormect Mississippi and Arkansas Highway department officials discussed the matter here yesterday, but commission vice-chairman E. Cage Brewer, Jr said it was "physically 1m- 5^"1, ,- for . the 'commission to recommendation Blytheville Man B'nai B'rith Head Harry H. I.evitch . Harry H; Levitch last night was elected president or the I. Miller Lodge of B'nai U'rith at a meeting of the organization in the recreation rooms or Temple Israel. He succeeds Joe Applebaum of Osceola. ,Dr. M..S. Nichols;'p'f Osceola was elected first vice president to succeed Mr Leulch. and Perry Coop- ernmu ^J Ciruthersvile. Mo., was named second vice president suc- «rdii>*l3r !> ic Vlb. / .. /•HvniSi) well berg of Osceola was re-elected secretary-treasurer and Harold Cooperman of Steele. M6., was named warden lo succeed Jack Cooperman of Canithersville. The new officers will fake office Jan. 1. B'nai B'rith is a nation-wide philanthropic organization which operates such instutions as Denver Hospital for fncmables, Denver, polo., and the Lco.N. Lev! Hospital for arthritis victims in Hot Springs. The I Miller Lodge Includes members from Kennett, Hayti. Caruthersville and Sleele In Missouri and Blythevile, Manila, Osceola, •uxora. and Joiner in Arkansas. The business meeting and election of officers last night was fol- owed by a buffet supper given by Mr. and Mrs. Slegbert Jiedel and Richard Jiedel. TWENTY PAGES Former Bulgarian Red Gets Communist 'Trial Soft Cool Off idol Criticizes Lewis' 'Union Monopoly 7 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7—</7V-The *ief spokesman for the soft coal ndustry today lashed out at John j- Lewis' "union monopoly" without so much as a hint of the forecast "big break" In the industry's bitter contract dispute. George H. Love, president of the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company and spokesman for the ipcrators negotiating committee of he national bituminous wage con- erence, said in a statement: "No man In our nr.tional his- ory ever exercised such power as ie 'Lewis) orders our employes to work, cease, work, work certain ays. stop work here, and start vork again there " n^;v, i ?,t c ;,_?;i 0 ,^™ e5aid the . op""'"" -plan to each week as our employes report for work In the belief that the people and Congress will surely soon realize that this power to control Is a power neither industry By nimlitT Mlsher , SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 7—(>P)— Former vice premier Tratcho Kostov. once Bulgaria's number 2 communist, went on trial before a special court today charged with plotting to overthrow the present re- fc'imc and turn his country over to Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. Standing trial with Kosfov are ten others — former top government officials- and leading figures in the nation's communist-run economic setup. All appeared In good health fls they walked Into the improvised courtroom. The trial opened in the armv's central home while nation-wide demonstrations organized in cities and villages condemned the "traitorous actions" of the accused. Thousands of resolutions have been published demanding the "heaviest punishment for the traitors " Public prosecutor Vladmir Ditn- chev oiwned the proceedings with a reading of the lengthy indictment which charges the n with espionage spying, treason and economic sabaloge. He accused them of spy- ng for Tito and Aanglo-Ainerican intelligence agencies. Kostov. is accused also o' carrying on an "insincere and unfriendly policy" against the Soviet Union For this he was kicked out of the Communist party's Politburo. IDS central committee and his government position before he was arrested last April. Propaganda Working This morning's newspaper called Hie defendants "Kostovlsts" and reported that Bulgarians at meetings were "unanimously condemning the disgusting espionage activity of the Anglo-American agents." In a 20,000-word indictment Kostov ami his co-defendants were said to have plotted with Yugoslav lenders at the instigation of American and British Intelligence agents. Kostov also is accused of plotting to murder the late Premier GcorgI Dlmintrov and take over the government himself. DImitrov, once Comintern chief and hero of European communism, died of a liver ailment in Moscow last July. The anti-Soviet charges against Kostov are almost Identical to those hurled at Marshal Tito more than year ago when the Cominform ousted him as a traitor to tile communist world. - , Other charges were similar to' those which'sent former Hungar-1 an foreign minister Laszlo Rajk t f >., ,the -gallows in. Budapest' recentli^p,-/ P.ajak's trial intended to show—as does Kostov's—that Marshal. Tito of Yugoslavia has "entered Into a campaign to -break up the "democratic forces" of eastern Europe's communist-led countries. Under orders from Tito and Am>- encan intelligence agents, the indictment said, Kostov organized \ conspiracy to deprive Bulgaria of "her national sovereignty, terrltoral integrity and Independence by her annexation of Yugoslavia; and first of all by tearing away the Pirin (Bulgarian) Macedonia region In lavor of Yugoslav Macedonia." The trial comes only a few days after the cominform, led by the Soviet Union, called on communists the world over to help the Yugoslav workers overthrow Marshal Tito and to stamp out "Titoism" wherever It showed its head. Parade Friday Holds Interest Five More Enter Float* for Event To Herald Holidays float entries for the merchant's Christmas Parade ividay night were being received today with five added to the competition uul two others entered earlier w withdrawn. Twenty four floats, including the one which will carry Santa CAn will be paraded amid Christmas music, a group of jesters, and "'rongs awaiting Santa's first cal to Blythevllle in 1049. Mayor Doyle Henderson will present the awards, tolallng approximately $300. to winners in the float and pet divisions. The home demonstration c l withdrew their float entry and the Jayceetees and Rooster Clubs combined with. the. Junior Chambci of Commerce. Langc P.T.A., and the Noble Gill Pontiac Agency entered floats and three floats were entered by two hli:h school organizations. The Future Farmers of America and the Future Ilomemak- ers of America chapters .entered combined and Individual floats. In the competition. Jimmle Edwards, chairman of the parade promotion, said that a panel of out of town judges had been secured, and that they would be with Mayor Henderson on the Judging stand during the parade, which Is scheduled to take about one hour to pass. Added to parade plans were volunteer Jesters who will mingle with the crowd and the floats to add mirth to the event. Blythcville's Christmas music will be heard for the first time tonight. The test program is scheduled to be played at about 6 pan. and last about two hours; Partial lighting fixtures were In use I n s t night, and additional strands will be 111 tonight. at make a final that time. "?d C tsu'e h a '"^ th£ comnlisslon Meeting with the oficiafc yester- d * y . *'** consulting engineer O. Wood Smith of the St. Louis firm of Sverdrup and Parcel . Brighton, Ark.,^Youth Is Acquitted of Rape PARAOOULD. Ark , Dec. 7-^,A Greene County circuit court Jury today acquitted Gaylon Dement, la The "a\e rk " °' " pft char S cs yesterday, but deliberations were not s artcd until this morning. The jury took an hour and five minutes to reach its verdict. Dement wss charged with raping a young woman In an automobile '7-8'near here last month. nor labor should possess. . He said the six months controversy between the operators and the union still Is not settled "as far as the public Interest is concerned." N. O. Cotton Open Hleh Low Dec 3024 3031 3024 Mar. 3022 3028 3022 May 3910 3015 '3010 July 2958 2959 2955 °Ct 2805 2807 2803 1:30 3029 3028 3015 2953 2805 New York Cotton Dee. Mar. May July Oct. Open 3032 3036 3015 2966 ' 28C8 High Low 1:31) 3037 3029 3C37 3032 3025 3032 3019 3013 3019 29W 2952 2065 2814 2807 2812 Soybeans May Open High Low Close 232'.i 23* 23H4 234 234 235% 233 235'.4 231 '1 233'i 231 'S 233"i Sudbury to Speak At Meeting of Bar Association Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury will be one of the speakers at the meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Bar Association In Paragould on December 16, it was disclosed today. He is president of the Mississippi County Bar Association. An attendance of about 100 attorneys from eight counties is expected for the sessions In Paragould which will be held In the American Legion Hut. State Senator Walter Killough of Wynne is president of the district organization and a former circuit judge. New Rate Expert Sought To Aid Cities officers will be elected. Chief Justice Griffin Smith of Ihe Arkansas Supreme Court will be the principal speaker at the afternoon session. He Is a former resident of Poragould. The City Council will consider Joining other Arkansas cities in a move to obtain funds for financing ah organized fight against rate increases proposed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Such a proposal L? scheduled to be discussed at the council's December meeting Tuesday night in City Hall, Mayor Doyle Henderson said today. The plan Involves appropriations from each city that would be affected by the proposed rate Increases. These apropriations' would be used to employ a utility rate expert who would gather and correlate evidence to be presented to the Arkansas Public Service Commission on behalf of the Protestants. Bell already has presented Its case to the PSC. Monday, the Jonesboro City Council appropriated $200 to be used In this move. City Attorney Percy A- Wright of Blythevile said today that a five- man steering committee representing the affected cities will hold a second meeting when all the cities have Indicated the extent to which they will join the fight. Several individuals and firms nave been discussed, he said, but the committee has not decided who will be employed. This committee first met Nov. 16 to plan the op- pisltlon move. The committee includes these city attorneys: Tom Gentry of Little Rock, chairman; Albert Eilbott of Pine Bluff, Kaneastcr Hodges of Newport. Price Dlxon of .Fayeltcvillc and Mr. Wright. SINGLE COPIES 'FIVE CENTS Legislative Unit to Study Blytheville Lawyer's Plan For Court Re-organization Seventy Entries Ready For Oscebla's Parade Seventy entries have been .„- cclved for the second annual Osceola Christinas Torchlight parade to be staged Thursday night, that city's Chamber of Commerce announced today. The lineup, which Is expected to be witnessed by thousands tomorrow night, Includes nine pretty high school girls, representing various lowns in this area, 12 bands 23 floats and 2(1 entries in the pel and costume divisions. All In all. the parade is shaping "P as the biggest thing of its kind ever staged in Northeast Arkansas '''"" ••'"'- -•" will appear and represent In the Betty Martin, I'aulk, Kclser. Al- who The girls towns they will parade include Lcaehvllle; Jean vcna Walters, Dell; Joan Ccirlin, Marlon, Martha June Warner, West Memphis; Francis King, Osceola- and Grot-Banna Bare, Plggott. Jonesboro and Wilson will send representatives but have not chosen them yet. The parade will stnrt from Osceola's elementary school at 1:30 pm It will proceed to the downtown area and will pass a reviewing stand located on tho courthouse lawn. Thirty members OS the Kiwnnls Club will act ns clowns and they will carry a supply of candy which they will throw to children as the parade progresses. Dane Fergus will act as master of ceremonies for tho affair and will present winners In the various divisions with $550 which Is being given In ciish awards. State Agency^ Calls Session In Little Rock The Arkansas Legislative Council, when it meets in Little Rock Friday, will rrjve consideration to a proposal by Pi-ank C. Dougins, Rlythcville attorney, for a re-organization of the state's judicial sys- Community Commltteemen For PMA Named in Missco Community commltteemen for the he Production and Marketing Ad- Thc farmer commltteemen were named in an election Saturday. In North Mississippi County, a total of 334 votes were cast In the 13 agricultural communities, and an estimated 250 votes were cast In South Mississippi County. The delegate or alternate dele- gates'elected Saturday will convene in Blythcville at 2:30 p.m.' Tuesday to select the county commltteemen. Community committcemen and convention delegates elected Included: Armorcl-E. M. Regeiiold, chairman and convention dolegate; Jim Smothcrmon, vice-chairman; E. L. Hale, _, alternate delegate and .first alternate member; J. c. Ellis, Jr., regular member; and Ed Stewnrd' second alternate. Blythcville—Fielder Pecry, chairman and convention delegate; Lloyd Ward, .vice-chairman nnd alternate lelcgate; Charles Brogdon, member; Leslie Moore, first alternate- and J.'.w. Fields, second alternate.' Clear Lake— Vance Dlxon, chair- can; j. A. Haynes, vice-chairman- tester Caldwell and Charles Lutes delegate and alternate convention delegate; Jnmcs Mlddleton, member; H. .04 Weatlicrs. first alternate; and :c. n. Eubanks, second altemate. '' Dell—Tdear A. Stacy, chairman; John Stevens, Jr., vice-chairman; rtcx Warren, member and alternate convention delegate; Merron Koeher. convention delegates and first alternate member; and J. H. Brinn, second alternate member. Forty and Eight^w. E. Hagan, :halrman and convention delegate; H. L. Adklsson, alternate delegate "id regular member; Rex Hughes, vice-chairman; Ben B. White, first iltcrnato member; and George Cas- ildy, second alternate member. Half Moon — Claude Duncan, :halrman and convention delegate; Jack G.irrigan, vice-chairman and •iltcrnate convention delegate; fra alnes .member; H. c. Huck, first •iltcrnate member nnci n. C. nfggs, econd alternate member. Lost Cane—Charles Rose, vice- chairman and convention delegate; '. Q. Lewis, alternate delegate and egular member; J. Fcncll Harris, chairman; T. A. nourlaml. first al- 'ernatc memher; Ilaydo Vcach, sec- mil alternate member. Manila—Crockett Wright, chair- nan; R .T. White, vice-chairman; Jim David, delegate; Albert White, ilternatc delegate; L. V. Waddell, egular member; R. c. Whitney, Irst alternate member; Howard 'erkirw, second alternate member. Pawhccn—W. O. Calycan, chair- nan and convention delegate; John Bearden. alternate delegate; D. H. See COMMUNITIES on I'affC 17 Rex Beach Found Dead in His Home Judge Soys That Novelist- Died of Self-Inflicted Wound SEBRINQ, Pla., u eo . 7-W_nex Brach, 12, nationally ;known novol- fsl, was found dead •'• of a pistol wound in the head' i,t. his iiome hcrc.^this mctfjitnif, :•- .,,," *--.., His 'death waf ..pronounced T s.ui- clrte by County Judge j. Howard 8 Brownrd Beach had been suffering from n throat ailment for three years. His body W ns found by a nurse who Surgical Skiii Will Represent a Very Special Type of Christmas Gift for Peewee Tkis Year Ily Wilma Courier News SUff Writer Robert White, third grade student at Lange School, can have gloves for Christmas. Gloves aren't unusual for most boys, but for "Peewee" they'll be the first to" fit normally on his left hand. The nine-year-old boy, son Of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. White, 501 Rose Street, will undergo surgery next Tuesday; at the John =11 ^ "° SI)ital '" Memphis and attending surgeons have said that by Christmas he'd have only five The child was born with a short user, Joined to his little finger at the first joint. B ee, although somewhat scn- about his hand, which Uach- >y has {loved his work very Is considered above average i .whool work. His • reported to his KoVrt Wrirt« (hit he would hav« Uit operation, and were almost as excited as was Pewcc-. Orchestra Leader Is SanU Pewce's Santa Glaus doesn't have a white beard, white mitt«. nor shiney black boots. Pcewces SanU is Johnny Long, Memphis orchestra leader, whose mother lives near Mr. and Mrs. White. The Good Samaritan deed start- en yesterday when Mr. Long took the child to Memphis for examination, and reported that he could be admitted to the John Gaston Hospital, Monday, and lliat the operation could be scheduled for Tucsc- day. He had previously arranged the examination with ft child specialist and surgeon to determine what could bo done for the boy. Mr. While, with three other sons and a part-time Job with the Railway Express, had planned lo have the operation performed, but probably not for a few years. It Is planned new as a gift for the His nurse, Mi sg Tanla Simonian found the writer In his pajmnas on the floor of hl s second story bedroom. The body lay by the bed night had Slept thr ° llgh tnc Robert Fox, |,ls secretary for 33 years said funeral arrangements would l>o made later. Beach was In the midst of a psychological novel, "Woman In Ambash," on which he had completed 27 chapters. He had not worked on It for several months. .This summer. Reach's life was despaired of for a while at Miami where he had gone for trcatmen: for hl s throat. Cancer Victim Medical authorities In Miami sale the noted novelist suffered froir ranccr of the throat. No mention of his ailment was made previously because Beach wanted It that way Beach's Miami doctor, who asked lhat his name not be mentioned "id the author "had no ch.ino for complete recovery" from th». cancer which afflicted him for two years. He Is survived by a brother, Elmer Beach of Raleigh. N. c., and brother-in-law, veteran actor Fred Stone of Los Angeles. Stone spent last winter with Beach. The author came to Sebring li 1927 and slnrted development of farm at Avon Park. He began spe lallzing In mineralized celery and made a profitable hobby of it. He subsequently switched to raising gladiolus and operated farms al Avon Park and Fort Myers. tem. wa * o " Rlns ln recently to * I.U.IHH n response to a Invitation by Sen. Wccms Trussell of I-ordyco, council chairman, to subm t suggestion., for consider^ . lion by the council. ch. SaS nas ° utlln «l a Plan enacted Into law would- evse (lie judicial district" boundaries In set llp n.rce, s| nine or 12-cnimty Judicial .Its-' proposal Judicial would Burns Are Fatal To Merchant of Near Gobler, Mo. KENNETI-, Mo., Dec. 7. l/n __ John T. Moore, about 60. died in the fire which destroyed his country store near Gobler In the south part of DunWIn County early lasi night. Coroner Walter Hawkins sale today. He said his office, Sherlfi Jack Barnes and the state highway patrol arc Investigating circumstances of the fire which was discovered about 8 last night., The coroner said all that was left of Moore was his skull and a piece of his shoulder bone. The body otherwise, was completely burned. ' Moore had been operating the store In that community, which Is predominately Negro, Hawkins said since 1935. He said Moore usually <ept his store open until about 8:30 at night and that the doors were unlocked Jftsl night, tt was frame building. When the fire vas discovered, the officer said, vloore wns seen stooped down near the back door and it Is not known vhcther he was dead at that time, lls watch was found and had stopped at 8:10. Moore came to this county from Jclplcy, Tenn., the coroner said. He wns unmarried and lived alone In he store. requester!. Provide for election of Ju.lgc. tn serve six-year terras with * wu-lerm limit and slater llie terms so thai one nf the three will lie elected each election year Under the plan prepared by Mr Douglas the thrce-JmlBe couVt mo'ml , d "'ote «-•*> weeks each month to cases heard without Juries, and the fourth week would'be net aside for Jury trials. Mr. Douglas' proposal varies In many ways from a court reorgani- sation plan on .which tho Arkansas Bar Association has been working for several years, It was explained me bar association called for creation of iT" dl f ? rJtho slntc """ »'°»'a have required an amendment [o the •Ark,,!,.,,,, constitution to put It Into .-;. leg)stature Act Needed - The. proposal by Mr>, Douglas would require only an act^of the states General Assembly. In response to Senator Wcems' request. Mr. '..Douglas prepared a resolution for 'consideration by the ^-member Legislative Council-set P by the state'to consider legislative measures In advance of biennial sessions of the legislature and submit recommended measures to the lawmakers. Two Mississippi county members Mn \ C c , s! ?^ lmc are; members of the legislative council. They arc- Sen. J. Lee Dearden of Leachvllle, and L. H. Autry of Burdctrc; who Is a member of the House of Ronro sentatives. The resolution containing Mr Douglas' outline of his court re- organisation plan follows- Whereas, since the present boundaries of the judicial districts of the state were fixed, there has been a great change by the shifting nn d Increase In population to such an extent that the present system does not provide prompt and adequate means for taking care of the business of onr courts. Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved by the Legislative Council- That a careful study be made of the present, population of the different counties of the state tho klml and volume of business reach- Ing the courts of the different counties, and that based upon -such information a bill be prepared to be presented to tfie Legislature re-dis- r c i,, g the entire state into districts composed of three, six nine or 12 counties. That there be elected three judues n each district; in districts of Ihrce counties a judge be elected from each county; In district of six counties a Judge be elected from two counties (to compose .1 subdivision of such district); In districts of nine counties a judge be elected from three counties (to compose a snbcllvision of such district); and in districts of twelve counties a Juclae be elected from a subdivision of four counties. Court Schedules Proposed That thrse three Judges sit together as a trial court, to and consider all matters presented to Sec COltKTS on Page 17 Weather Arkansas forecast: Paitly cloudy and colder this afternoon and tonight. Lowest temperatures 28-34 In north portion tonfsjht. Thursday partly cloudy, continued cold. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Thursday; much coWcr tonight, continued cold Thursday; with cold wave middle sections tonight- low tonight 10-15. 18-22 extreme south- high Thursday 30-35 north, 35-40 south. Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—.56. Sunset today—4:49, SunrUe tomorrow- 6:54. Precipitation 24 hours to today—.5. Total since Jan. 1—50.12. , Mean temperature (midway nvcn high nnd low)—45.5. Normal mean December—)l 9 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—CO. Prcclpllalion Jan. 1 to this dat« -17.26, ^ a.m. be-

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