The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT MEM t re n A r^.-. „,, "^^ ^ ^^**m V V ^^^F VOL, XLV—NO. 221 Blythcville Dally New. Blythevllle Courlei Blythcville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS BLYTI1BVILLB, ARKANSAS, FKIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES Tax Boost Needed To Balance Budget In 1951, Pace Says k KTSV \UIP<5T 1?!,, Tl_. n , . ^ „ . . _* . Revenue Agents In Session Here b , „ ' FliL ' Dec - 9 - (AP)—Budget Director [•rank Pace said after a conference with President Truman today he saw no prospect of a balanced budget next year without an increase in taxes. *— Pace tola a news conference: ' "The probability of a balanced budget in 1951 is not greats-lacking new taxes." Pace said he was not aware whether Mr. Truman will ask higher ta.ves in his "state of the union message," The administration's budget, which goes to Congress in January, this made clear, will require continued deficit financing unless nev; taxes are levied. Mr. Truman has said he saw no way of wiping out the prospective deficit for tills fiscal year of $5,500,- OQ.n.-'flo r'-font hlsher 'F,X»«. He is being urge?!' to recommend Increased levies ori : corporate profits, -v.^ ,.Pace flew here to discuss with the President the prospective budgets for the Defense Department, "large scale policy matters pertaining to foreign aid program" expen- ^iturcs for the next year and the U^dget for the Interior Department, Including the big reclamation projects. Slknt on midget She Pace would not forecast Ihe size of the new budget—saying a final figure had not been arrived at— but he said it would not exceed 445.000.000.000 compared wit'i a revised budget of 543.500,000,000 for the current fiscal year. Kstirrmted revenues for the current year arc 538,000.000.000. Pnce would not estimate for reporters the estimated revenue for the 1911 fiscal year based on the current lax program, saying thai was a Treasury function. But when he WBS asked if therp would be a balance between expenses nnd income in the 1951 fisca year, he said that it was "probable 1 that there would not be In the absence of new taxes. He refused to use the term "deficit financing" or say how (lie deficit for 1951 would compare with thh year without taxes. Pnce said he will remain here until Sunday. goin« over final phase? of the budget with .Mr. Truman. He said they had virtually completed work on the other depart- mi'tius tn Washington and he Jir-re largely to discuss the three ^:ems: defense expenditures, foreign aid spenri:ii2 and interior and reclamation estimates. Arkctnsan Is Killed FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. Dec. 9_M>, —WiWiiiiarn D. Booth. 19 of Winslow (Washington County) Ark., died in „ i,o.. p ita] here bst nlnlit from injuries suffered when "an automobile struck a utility pole ruesday night. V/eother Arkansas forefast: cloudy with occasional rain tonight and "Saturday. f>ot quite so cold lonieht and Saturday. -Missouri forecast: Occasional i"SM frcc/ing rain or driz/le In south and light snow or free/in" drizzle in north tonight. Saturday »\.ghf nun In east and south. Snow V and colder northwest. Slowly rising temperatures tonight ami "in -si and south Saturday, Low tonight. •omn S0 '" h: h ' 8h Saturdil 5 T - 4S 'Minimum this mornins—31. Maximum ycsterday-46 Sunset today—4:49. Sunrise tomorrow—6-55 <r,da r v C ' tmati0 " 24 h ° llrS l(1 7 »-'»• today—none. sl'ic* .la,,. 1—50.12 Mean temperature (midway between high and low-185 ' .Normal mean Dccember_41S. This Date r.asl v <-ar Minmnim lids mornIng-28 Maximum yesterday 12 Precipitation Jan. 1 to 'this date '— State Agency Plans For Enforcement- of Auto Title Act of '49 Fifteen Arkansas Revenue Department Inspectors for Mississippi County ;,nd their assistants ^ntl clerks were in Blythcville loday discussing changes In pa«en°er car registration to be effective when the new tags go on sale. District Supervisor Billy steed conducted the meetins. H was pointed out fn the. discussion that all passenger cars registered must have the oriMnal registration certificate or a notarized bill of sale to ba licensed. Mr. Sleeil also explained that a title fee of 50 cents for each automobile owner" was also to be claimed under Ihe new certificate and litle registration set-up. In connection witii the nitration in the future it will be necessary for the owners to produce serial numbers for licenses. In the cases where certain makes of automobiles have no serials, about four of which exist, the motor number will tie substituted. To Open Temporary Report Other plans discussed" at the daylong meeting at the Revenue Department p.t the Blythevillc City Hall today was the opening of temporary offices at Manila and Leachville during the month of January Those attending included Mr Steed, Mrs. Mary Clay Hushey. Mrs H. L. Nailling and Mrs. Frcd'smith of O.'ceola; Mrs. Irene Worthan of Manila: Mrs. Gleendeen Barnetl of Leachrillc: Milton Yarljro Ott Mullins nnd L. M. Maxwell of the B!y- thcv.lle Permit Station: Os-nr Alexander. H. E. Neblett. Mrs Marshall illacxard. Mr.s. s. B. Cnry. .Mrs M Jarrelt. Mr.,, carl Marshall of the Blythevillc office. Mrs Hughe yjs in.sp ec t or ;l f Os- crola and Mr. Alexander is inspector at the Blythevllle office. HitST IN OSCIiO!,A FLOAT sponsored by the primary grades o and enthusiastically bombarded the crowd with pa, ftat. moved through the streets, it will compete in (Additional 1'iclllras on I'ajc .1) 5nowlnan snowballs as the , mVtttfB Thousands Brave Cold To See Osceola Parade By Harry A. )laiii cs Courier News Staff Writer Christmas Eleven bands, seven of which were competing for tin- S^OO first place prize mmicy whid, went t u UI.vfl.«-rllc tligh Si-hool's entry were on hand lo enliven In.stivilics alitng with a number of colorlid floats, clowns and an assortment of pels dressed In Christinas fin- cry. .-The- • Blj-tu.jyllle band's win luxt night,'marked the sebond strai»hl year it has finished first In the Osceola parade. The Paragouid High School band CotfonMarketing Election Planned Three Discussion Meetings to Precede Balloting Thursday in - 1" float competition, -,„ cll ,|,_ ornlc snowman scene, prepared by «M Osc.cola primary K rndcs. came off will! the first ulni-e trophy ami S100 in piiic moncv. ^ Carson Lake's float depleting Christmas Morning was first In the Negro Division with Osceola's Negro crndum next Thursday vriMrc con" dueled In North Mississippi County tomorrow. The conference, following a similar one in Blytheville on Tuesday wil be conducted al l.eachvillo It The rcferndum seeks farmer approval of acreage allotments, which ?,'^",' e !J . 9 ° P." «"<" of I'Tlto per ' a little more than cent of the farm land. Tolling pLicrs f or \ nr ||, .Mississippi, for which 2,500 hnltols have been scclircii, ivcrc announced loday by Floyd C. Crouch, senior field assistant for Ihe I'ro- iluclian :1farlielin B Administra- llon. Tlic iwlls will close by 6 pm At Armorcl the votes will be cnsl Tn th »"" —:-•"—'• a . 1 the Lec Wilson store and elec- in tho, home decoration contest,! t'°n officials wil include Ed Stew----- j—.,_^, „!,,,,, to a. joint di^plny • fl^t. E- I.. Hale and Max \Vjitson prepared by Mrs. J. L. Glascoe and j nnd at Blythcvile the votiiiK will Mr.s. Elliott Sartnin. ''- : " ••-- - in that order. Betty Bowies' Cocker Spitnle! ^ wearing n -hite overall pants and! red shirt, took first place in the! pet division with Jerrv Hills entry finishing second. Osceola's Prosre.ssivc Club, which sponsored home and business decoration contest, awarded lirst prize in the latter division to the Louis aeorge Motor Company. Sleet Falls Here But Wilson Gets Shower of Snow The weatherman tried valiantly today to cooperate by providing semblence of snO w for tonight's Christmas parade byt all he could muster was a little sleet Wilson went the rest of the county one better, however, and residents there reported a lie-lit snow shower during l ast ni<;ht° It w, T J '- a Sh ° rt ono - tho "S h an " left no signs of its presence The low here last nighl was 31 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: Amer Tobacco \nacondn Copper Belli Sleel ... Chrysler ... Coca Cola .'". Gen Electric ..'.'.'.'.'.".'.' Motors .. ....... "* V 'Central Int Harvester National Distillers 148 3-8 74 3-4 28 1-4 .11 5-8 61 160 !-2 41 3-4 63 53 1-2 10 1-4 28 1-4 22 1-2 be in Ihe Court House corrido,, with Wesley Stallings, CharWs Urngdon and J. J. Moore Jr election officials. Others arc: clear Lake - Homo Gm office. Vance Dixon. Ira Koonce, and James Mtddlcton; - - -, . 't>&"^, ; Dc " ~— Dell Gin Company Charles Joan Curlin, Marion; Martha June '• Armstrong, M. B. Ortffeth. and Rex Warner. West Memphis; Jo;m ! Warren; forty and Eisht'_ FYirtv PauU. Keiser, Betty Martin, Leach- ! and Bight aiii office. George Caville: and Virginia McAfee. Wilson, i sidy, Ben w. while and I. Adkis Then Mr. Fergus called to the """ . Climaxing the parade, Master of Ceremonies Dane Fergus introduced seven girls named "Miss Merry Christmas" from surrounding towns. S;infa Ciaus (in S'cpne They included Prances King, O, : - ccola; Gcorganne Bare, Myron T. Nailling Suffers Severe Injury in Crash Deputy Prosecutor Unconscious Hours After Auto Accident Myron T. Nailling, 52, Oi Osceoln, deputy prosecuting attorney, was in a critical con (lition in the Baptist llospila in Memphis today i'ollowint an automobile accident south of Blythevillc about 5:80 yesterday. He wns en route lo his home h. Osreoln after having conferred here with Prosecuting Attorney H. G Partlow on matters before the court His car collided with one heariet north ami driven by s T Recce who lives south of Hlytheville and near Ihe scene of Ihe accident which wns about one mile south of Lutes Store on Highway 6! Officers said Mrs. Myrtle Pennell of Luxora, who was a passenger In Treecc's car, and Mr. Trcece suf fercd cuts and bruises. I'iirked Truck lllitnuTt Slate Policeman George Irwln said Mr. Trcece told him that In, swerved his car to avoid Jjlttlnjr n truck which was parked on the highway without lights. The front of the Trcece car was damaged and Mr. Nailllng's car was virtually demolished. Mr. Naming was thrown out of his car. He was found unconscious In n ditch about, ten feet from the automobile. Mr Nallliug was alone In the car. Mr. Naming was brought lo Wall.' Hospital here In a Cobb Funera Home ambulance. He hud not regained consciousness this morning when doctors decided to move him to Memphis. He suffered a skull fracture the base of the brain and a cut over the left eye, and these apparently were the only injuries. State Patrolman Don Walker and Deputy Sheriff Charles Short assisted Mr. Irwin in the Investigation at the scene and with Mr. Parllow and other officers they were continuing the Investigation loday. To; Question .Witnesses About a half dozen witnesses were to he heard. T&JK Included Mr. • Trcece. Mrs l.:.-inef, and James Hcndrix. Negro BJyUicviile, who was driver of the truck which Mr. Trcece said was parked without lights. Mr. Nallllng's wife, his father Louis Naming, and Iwo brothers, Willis and Robert L. Naming, oil of Osceola, were with him In Memphis today and a sister. Mrs. George Williams of El Dorado Joined them .it the hospital In Memphis. Mr. Naming wns appointed deputy prosecuting attorney for South Mississippi County by Jnmes O. Hale of Marion In 1<M5 aml vras ro _ ap . pointed by Mr. Partlow when he succeeded Mr. Hale at the beginning of 10'lfl. The original appointment by Mr Hale was made after Mr. Nailling obtained his discharge from the Army. He served as a major In th° judge advocaic general's office In Atlanta, Ga. fie Is a native of Maiden. Mo., and a graduate of Van- dcrvilt University. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ward Reaches Port TOKYO, Dec. 9—(;!>,_ Freedo Wits just a day or so away from Angus Ward an d his staff from he Red-harossetl u. S. Consulate In Communist Mukden The consul general nnd his party arrived ast night at the Communist North ^hma port of Tientsin. By train It had taken nearly 27 hours to travel the 700 miles between Mukden and Tientsin. Court Re-organization Plan is Presented to State Legislative Council Frank C. Douglas, Dlythcvlllc attorney, was In Little Rock today 'o attend a mecthiK of llio Ark- insas Legislative Council, which Is considering proposals to a reorganization of the stale's judicial sys- lem. Mr. Douglas presented a rc-or- Knnl/allon proi»sal to tho committee several days ago at the Invitation of the council chairman ntnte Senator Wccnis Trusscli of 1-ordyce, and Mr. Trussell Wednesday asked Mr. Douglas to attend today's meeting In Little Rock I'he plan outlined by Mr. Douglas calls for a three-judge court io replace jury trials, except in cases whore Jury trials nre requested by litigants. Parade Plans Go Forward For Tonight !!)• U'ilma Doiielns Courier News Slaff Wrtlcr Clouded skies were casting their shadows on plans for Ulylheville's first bitf Christmas parade tonight, but arrangements were going forward to hold the event on schedule and it WHS expected that the "party" will bring thousands of spectators from throughout the large Blylhcville 1.1'!)MO n i'fin IS** »*ft/I** + irvin I,, r» . <i A .^ . . President Considers Eisenhower Candidate Ily Earnest II. Vacraro KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 9. W-Intlmatcs said today tliat President li-uman regards General Divight D. Eisenhower as an active candidate for tiic presidency. +_—___ They added thai, he regards Eisenhower's recent "hot dogs and beer" speech as part of the former chief of staff's buildup for the presidential nomination. The President, they continued will answer Elsenhower In his "state of the union" message to Congress In January. Charles o. Ross, the President'; press secretary, said that speech wil "fully expound (ho President's philosophies of government." Ross would not even discuss recent speeches of Elsenhower, now president of Columbia Unlverlty. Elsenhower has been hitting on the theme that many Americans nre chasing after an "Illusion called security." Ho kept at It in a speech yesterday at Galvcslon. Tex. "If all Americans want Is security, they can go to prison," he said "But If an American wants to preserve his dignity and his „,„„,- ity as u human being, he must not bow his neck to nny dictatorial government." Mr., Truman's long-time feeling of admiration for Eisenhower as 1111 Army man and ( a builder of morale wns emphasized' by those who are close to him; - " 'C'jilJs Ike Anuifcur But these same persons say the President regards the ex-soldier turned educator as strictly an amateur at politics Not even the closest day-to-day conferees of the President can say whether he will seek the nomlnn- lon again In 1052. They are In igreemcnt only In that they feel he ias not made a decision nnd wants U) await developments in the months ahead. Most of them tell reporter.! that ic has been more than a lltllc concerned by Eisenhower's rccont speeches. In which the general hns appeared to line lip with former Secretary of state James P. Byrnes n criticism of Ihe Trumuu "fair deal." The Prcsidcnl, It wns mndn clear i r -, is drafting n "state nt the lllion" message which will reiterate us demands for a "fair deal" pro:ram. It will emphasize the very iroposals at which Eisenhower and iyrnes are directing their nnmuml- ion. Chinese Hold Fire Aboard Sir John Franklin off lianghni. Dec .9—M'i-The fre! B ht- •r Sir John Franklin which wns shot IP by Chinese warships on its way nto Shanghai wns permlllcd to run he Nationalist blockade seaward oday. The ship came down the Yangtze without a shol belnz fired t her. trade area. Parade time is 7:HO p.m. t Visitors will l)o greeted by a My- Ihovlllo fully attired for Chrblmu.v The Merchants' Division of tbo Chamber of Commerce, has provided stninds of- lights, greenery and traditional Christmas gadgets for • decornlion, carols for sound effects, and will hare Christinas wares In all window disulnys. Merchaiit-conmiittccnien spent a busy morning .shading up final plans and deciding the line of march for scores of tloal.s, puts, Jesters and, bands to appear tonight* The parade will be assembled at East Main and Luclcdc Streets around 0 p.m. nncl will begin moving West on Main at 7:30. Inclement weather could cause postponement. In which event nil plans will he. made for a Monday (iveniiiR paraclo, Jlmmlo Edwards chairman, said. Definite nnomincement will bo made over the local radio station prior to the parade time; however, preparations for the event wen continuing at noon loduy, with httio consideration for a weather mishap. Competition Is Keen Late count of entries indicated Atom ' Leak r Data Sought in Canada Investigators Check Reported Shipment; Political Issue Seen WASHINGTON, Dec. D-W)— House spy probcrs traciiiK rcjwrted Riwsln timicd Canada lodny uranium leaks to their eyes toward amid Indications that their Inquiry may become a hot 1950 political issue. Two Investigators for Ihe Un- American Activities committee were reported In Canada, where an official confirmed yesterday that 1.000 pounds of uranium compounds were shipped lo Russia, via Great Falls, Mont., In 18-13. • , '•Commute sources Mnslsted that two developments were not rclntcd, but reports persisted that the committee may renew ils oncc- abnndoncd effort lo obtain records of a court aclfon In New York by Ihe Canadian government In connection with uranium sales. Louis J. Russell, senior com-• •«.•-.i..-,.., otijjui ' CUm- mittce Investigator, has said the Probe of the Canadian nn s ! c has been "reactivated." Russell Is one of two ngenls com- mltlc sources said left tor Cnnadn Wednesday night afler the committee had questioned Lt. ncn. Leslie 11. Groves, retired, wartime head of the United states' atomic ijomb project. flay Head Final Ili-cislnn The Investigators arc due to return before the committee's nc-xl •scheduled hearing on December in when two former minor officials connected with the Icml-lcase program arc to he quizzed. On Hint date, nlso, the committee may reach a final decision or, orrner Vlcc-Prcsidcnt Henry A Wallace's miucst for a hearing Wallace made his request niter itndlo Commentator Pulton Leu-is Jr., named him as n source of >rcssure to expedite wartime atorn- Unit 33 floats, Including those placing Urst, second, anil third in a similar event nt Osccola last night 27 "pet and master" teams, a half down Jesters and three bands would be Included. Entries not previously listed Included the E. C. Burnett Automobile agency; Epsllon Sigma Alpha sorority. Osceola Oracle School (first place winner there); Osceola Intermediate School (third place winner there), and a float to be provided Russ ssia. Wallaco shipments to las denied that. Last nfght Wallace objected to the committee's delay in hearing him. He told the committee the . reviewing stand a hcfly Santa Clans Hnlf-Moon — Halt Moon Gin Of- i<.iit"<ns staim a netiy Santa CJlaiis """-ivioon — Hall Moon Gin Of- who assured children that he would ficc ' Claude Duncan. Ira Gains, and make his appointed rounds on Dec .| Jack Giirragnn; Lost Cane — Lewis 25 - |9 ln Office. Russell Gill. J. F. Har- Judging competing bands werel ris antl Dcwey Shepherd: Manila — svilie. I, ™"iaii's Oi!i. R. T. White. Albert White and Crocket Wright- and Pawhcen — Buckeye Gin, w o Galyean, D. H. Buck, and W. H. j Hill. _ o _, n> J Whlsp — LcRoy Carter's o!n director of Arkansas statercoiitgV i " fl ' ce - Bill .v Carter, Norman Bailey Jone.:boro; John H. Pvfe .Distant! ?"?,J l " 5 5". Croweil; Lcachvilie - _ . Rice, Caruthersvilie, Mo., band director; John Henley, Marlanna band director; nnd Miles D. Markusch. hand director of 1 Southwestern in Memphis. Jnnip.s O. Umbaugh. assistant nrti Arkansas state College, j , nrt John H. Pyfe Distant | *cR 0 y . art director of Shelby Countv, Ten- nessec, schools; and Frank Sorflect, vicc-pro.sicient of OAurn-Ataton Company of MemphL, were Mte* Mr, W. B. Burkctt of Jomcr. and Ted Green, manager of West Mrm- Phis' Chamber of Commerce, Judge, ,n the Pel Div^ion. , J < Z\ ' - o««ce. 8n[i Vir " ~ p " S t "»vey N. O. Cotfon Open High low = Gin. Bob Jtovall 'Ctcd land ,j. ,;. Moore will fc land at Mulhn's store officials w ,,, include: H. T. Mathews. spencer Bunch and Herbert M. Mullins. Dec. Mar. Mav July Oct. . 3021 . 3011 . MM . 2802 3032 3017 3018 3003 2953 -JJ!6 28f8 2733 i:30j Arkansas Farmers Get $* $12,107,488 in Support «-- Price Loans on '49 Crop MTTLE HOCK, Dec. 9. 3003 2050 2787 Republic Steel 211-21 . :::::::::::: « III\. y Vacuum 15 3-8 Mar. New York Cotton Siudebakcr Stillriard of N J Texas Corp 24 fiS 1-2 SI 3-4 May July O,)en Ht»h Low 1:30 . 3023 3040 3027 3:30 . 3021 3037 3022 3E6 . 3017 3922 3000 3013 . SMO 23rt7 2!>55 2358 . 28CD KI3 2133 2797 j o by the National Guard. Competition will be kqcn in both the open jud Hegro;,;. .r. T.'Sudbury,'parade master",' announced the following line of march: West on Mriln from Laclctle to Fifth; then north to Walnut and buck to the Court House where tha winners will be announced after Uu; parade has di.sbumled. In tho parade the police escort will lie followed by the Blythevllie High School Band and floats provides by the following groups: Bund Mothers, American Legion, Alpha Alpha Chapter of JSeta Sigma Phi; -Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Slfjimi Phi; E. C. Burnett; Central School Epsllon Sigma Alpha, Future Farmers of America, Future Ilornemakera of America, Future Farmers and Future llomcmajtcrs of America, Osceola Grade School, Osceola Intermediate School, and a. sound truck. Snnla tti Make Appearance Noble Gill pontlac agency. Junior Chamber, of Commerce. Kiwanls Club, L-anue School, P.T.A., Lions Club, Lone Troop Girl Scouts, Mln- islorhil Alliance, Nu Phi Mu Sorority, Junior Rod Cross. Rollison Lilm- IKT Company, Rotary Club, Mississippi County Tuberculosis jteocin- Uon, and the pets for tiic white division. Ncfrro entries will be led by tho Harrison High School hand, and followed by ftoals entered bv Armorcl School. Elm street Grade School, three by the Negro Youth Association, a Rhythm band nnd f.'orit Imm the Promised Land School, and tho Negro division for per.". A wmnd truck will precede Kanta Claus In hts float, who mil climax the mammoth parade with the pre.i- cntallon of B,000 .sacfcs of eandv V) children. Cash awards wil] be jnadf;. totaling more than S3CO, lit tho Court a-oiiso lawn, where the par.idn wil! break up. by Mayor Doyle Hcrder- wi. Secret Judges have been f.tirc'fl from out or town. , . . ) Arkansas farmers have received The Production and Marketing Administration has announced that this Includes loans of about 23 cents a pound on 67,000 bales or cotion Cottonseed loans amounted to Thi nnti rlCC Ionns *'. 432 .8S4. and soybeans. ' C0rn ' Went R. A. Porter for winning first place In a ct Rotary Club und I. Miller Lodge, of B'nal n'rlth. sponsored jointly by the Blythevllle Contestants wrote on their |m- Ihlrd prcxslon.? of Ihe film, "The Hoihc In i.i_._ lh« Desert," which depleted Ihe rise of the state of T.-~-rnel. Others pictur- In the con lest; Rulh Hale, lil&h schol student who flnLshcd second; Miss Monaghan and Mr. I'ortcr. ed at yt.slerday's Rotary mecltng (from the left) W. D. Tommcy, high ..„« school principal; Dr. Allred Vise book ,-, S^.^^'T'l.*!^ 0^rrece^irU n ^^ gS?S ?< "»'• «* "«« ^ Ixidse of B'nal B'rlth; Mona GalnM. Israel," by I.p s one n vi • of Detreece of Newport, the Rev. Mind,' Hale v. by and . Miss Promise," by w. C Lowdcrmllk for lite high school library. Guests at ths meeting Included Mrs. G. A. Ifale, Mrs. Matt Moim- ghun, Mrs. Kusscl! Oniric.1, Robert Rock, Onard Upton of Steele, J. A. Brcssler of Lamnr, Colo., the Rev. Automatic Switching Device Speeds Handling Of Blythcville Telegrams Western Union r!Tcs:«i;rs -cut from the lJiylhev:lli- (.fflce nre i.lnt- cd for faster delivery b^'innir," M- day. H. E, Brar.r-y. nmnurr of il'.r office iicrr. said today that Ihe city Is now icceivins l-cntfiti of a nt-,v high s|:ce<! ntitonutic sv:itchliii center hi [Jew Orle.ii:; Until operation of the ni-w center In Nev,- Orleans mc«a?e.s from Blytheville were sent to Memphis where they were sorted and carried manually to the proper trunk line operators In that city. Now e.i- h telegram" will be typed here and w:ll move dlrt-ctiv to Its destination without manual transmission. Other jiatcs which will Join (h» network include l/juisian.i, Mississippi and Alabama. Soybeans Open nigh i/iw cioit C 231", 232!i 230 232't Mar 232% 234 2.11% 3;i^^ y 230 N 233 230 232 •"'I? 223!, 2;9!i 221>,i 213

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