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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THR T^r»HjrrKi *««, .™ . " • * «^^W^W _ w W ^^^^ VOL. Xr,V—NO. 227 Blythevllle Dally Mew* BlytheviUe Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Lawmakers Hit Socialization of Medicine in U.S. State's Congressmen Report at Forum ft Held in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK. Dec;, 1C. (AP) — "»<> ijovernor. two U.S. senators and six Congressmen reported to tlielr con.'iiiiijoiil.s ;,t (j le third annual Congressional forum of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce here yesterday. And tlie more than 2,500 who attended the session iu the Little Rock Municipal Auditorium heard socialized medicine condemned as a 'Mack market in the relief of human suffering," tiiat "there will be no PEPC legislation and should be none or Hie kind Mr. Truman pro- POK-S." that efforts will be made to balance the budget, and that "aroused" congress will rteinund tliaL it.s will be followed by government administrators. Senator John L. McClellan, speaker at the luncheon which preceded the forum, hurled the condemnation of socialized medicine, after Rep. Boyd Tackctt had said "I a opposed to regimentation of thi (medical! or any other profession.' Black Market Medicine The Senator said Lwo Englishmen had told him of being unable to get. needed medical attention for several months under Britain's free medical program. But they offerei «> pay for treatment, and got, it immediately. "That creates a black market in relief of human suffering,' he said. In reply to another nation, he mo reported that English gamblers •wre offering otlds of six to four that Winston Churchill will be the next prime minister, meaning they pect defeat of the labor ment. Senator J. W. Fullbright said that Congress would look into loan of venture capital by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. He also called Congressional elections biennial convocation In every Con- gre.ssional district in (he country' Referring to government "paternalism." he said it Is difficult to have dams, roads and other services, and a t (he same time cut the budget. _ Rep Oren Harris was critical of the proposed Drannan farm plan us-one that "would destroy the free enterprise system." .He said the present farm progrartv'is "permanent" until it is changed Sees \o FEPC Bill Rep. Brooks Hays, answering civil rights question, said "the truthful answer Is that there w'll be no PEPC legislation, and should be, none of the kind Mr. Truman OTOSCS." He also told ano'.her fuioncr that Congress is aroused administrative directives which violate the will of Congress. Replying to a question about the new minimum wage law. Rep -\v F Norrell advised "Go to the ballots-' that's where you are going to get your economic situations settled " Rep. Wilbur D. Mill's rcporled that reduced expenditures in the next fiscal year might bring the budget In hne with anticipated income Hep. j. w. Trimble, commenting on a bill to give federal aid ; 0 county roads, said "EconomyW no economy, I'm going to vote for roads." ^» ex- govern- Soer/torno Is Elected Indonesian President BATAVIA. Java, Dec. 16. 'API- Radio Jogjakarta announced tcday that President Sockamo ot the Indonesian Republic has been elected first president of the new United States of Indonesia. Ho is to be sworn hi tomorrow morning. The new nation in the rich East Indies is to come into formal being shortly after Christmas, when the Dutch turn over to the Indonesians , reins of government they have K for three centuries. Douglas Is Hired As Head Football Coach for U. of A. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 16 —M'j—Otis Douglas, 38-year-old trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles, today was hired as head rootball coach for the University of Arkansas. John Harnhill yesterday was relieved as head coach anil elevated to the post of director of athletics [or the university. Naming of Douglas was recommended to officials of the university this morning by linrnhlll who suggested a salary of $12,000 a year for lliree years for the new coach. The athletic committee of the board of trustees and other school officials unanimously accepted Barnhill's recommendation but did not announce salary figures. Barnhlll also suggested that his 10-year contract be torn up "because I realize that the head coach should get a salary higher than that of the athletic director." BarnhiU's salary $12,500 a year. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEU OP NORTHEAST AliKANSAB AND SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 19-1!) MISSOURI FOURTEEN PAGES is a I least Lamp Explodes; 2 Children Hurt One is in Serious Condition Following Accident at Armorcl Three-year-old Donald Edward Bean is in a critical condition at the Blythevllle Hospital today, suffering from second and first degree burns received when a kerosene lamp exploded at the child's home near Armorcl last night. A two-year old brother, Herbert Lee Dean, received first aid treatment for first and second degree burns on his forearm and the right side of his face, but did not require hospitalization. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Bean, tenants on the Jim Tate farm North of Armorel and three other children, escaped injury. Mrs. Bean said today that her husband was filling the kerosene lamp when it exploded, burning the two children nearby. Flames damaged a mattress and. burned a bed, but did little other damage in the four rjoom house Mrs Bean^id werebrot were brotuWiio the BlyUSyirtl-HV; pltal at aboit'* pm yestwdny, won alter the accident occurred. Final Death Toll In Packing Plant Explosion Is 18 SOUIX CITY, : a ., Dec. leH/f)— With 18 bodies recovered from debris of the Swift and Company plan explosion, officials of the firm said today tlmt all who were in th building have been accounted for Seven of the 55 persons still hospitals were on the critical list Two bodies were recovered yesterday from the jumble of concrete and twisted steel griders within the plant where 1,000 persons were working when the blast came al noon -Wednesday. . H. A. Franklin, safety eiigineei or the Iowa Commerce Commission was assigned last night to make an inspection today in Preparation or a full-scale commission Investigation of the tragedy Monday. The bodies recovered yestertla} were those ol Thomas Parker. 51 ather of nine children, and Don- lid E. Johnson. 22. employes of he meat loading department housed in the front part of the build- ug where the blast effects were severest. Company officials said damage may run close to one million dol- SIISS KOSA HARDY HON'OKE!]—Pictured pion Studcbaker from Fred S. Saliba is Miss —Courier News I'hoto receiving the keys lo a tudor concord blue regal deluxe Cham- Rosa Hardy, who has taught in the Blytheville High Schoo Thirty Years' Service in Schools / Brings Gift From Former Pupils By U'ilma Douglas Courier News Staff Writ Santa Claus today rewarded loiuient in charge of the instructional program in Blytheville Hi« arranging for the gift. Kcprcscnln- i lives of practically every class Mis: 'Lean' October Cuts Arkansas Farm Profits Below 1948 Level thiii .ntitilj more cash receitps for the preceding year, lint- cash from iann 'marketings, took a nose dive during October as compared with October, 1948 the AS. [culture Department report's. As f rices About City and State Auto Licenses To Go on Sale Here on Monday State license plates for 1950 will SO on sale Monday at the Arkansas Revenue Department office in City Hall and new city tags ran be purchased now at the city clerk's flee. Arkansas passenger car owners v.ill receive full-size plates for next year and the 1950 city tags nearly match the state licenses In color. Bolh are green with white figures. The city tags nrc of a slightly lighter shade and duller hue of green. The Revenue Department office has received 5,800 passenger car license plates while the city hns 2000 «S- r s on hand. "•The city also ordered 1,000 ta»s for trucks, 60 for taxicabs and i'o for dray.sge vehicles. Oscar Alexander, state revenue department in- sileclor for Norlh Mississippi Coun<-y. said most trucks already have wen licensed under the new svst</n °f registering them from July to juiy on a basts of weight instead of tonnage. Musi I'rovirlc c.-ir Serial dumber The new city t!u? , ror (n ^ cabs nrc the reverse ot ppsjcngcr car II- censes - green figures on white background Tag., for trucfc . and dray vehicles have while figures on black background. Some new Information will be reouired when slate license plates are purchased this year, Mr Alex anrter said. This Includes a vehicle's serla number, which is not recorded n use .Most located resistration cars have .serial numbers somewhere on the forward 5"''°" ?f llie »<"ly,- but some have none. Others may have been lost or mutilated In accidents in which a^ndV^s. was damagcd - Bills of Sale Required f !S ° r ,ITm Cd this ycar *'" b "° " rl *;1 bl " of sale for cars which have been purchased recently end as jet do not have the license In the new owner's name. This also applies to new cars be- A^andTsaft *' "^ '""'' Mr fn addition, owners wilt be asked Sm t Xm CarSW£P1 ' rCtmcdamI A '?° r . cf ?. ulred '<»• "censing as well as he title registration which will begin Jan. 1 will be a ceitilurd copy of papers showing any indebtedness on the car. This means a certified •ropy of either the conditional .sales contra.^. cha »<" mortgage or en- norsed lien note, depending rin the 'sue of indebtedness. Mr. Alexander said state license* Usually go on sale Jan. 1, but that Revenue Commissioner Dean Morey of Little Rock has authorized Ihe early start of sales this' year. hir.fl 1948. -• ••. ---• In Arkansas, for instance, t-ash rreeiyts up lo Nov. I this vear were S35!),f.!H,ooo, compare,] with S:!74,1G3,000 up In Nov. 1. 1048. The Agriculture Department Arka re- shows thul diiritiE October i "'cy , ?' &tccl Corporation hiked its o h'ei'^nn"^ 1 *- M " V" 1 iOClay ' otiiei top basic siccl producer arc- expected to follow the leader. However, Congressional investi- Rntois arc trying in dead off n ! genera! steel price iucreci.-..: because brittle wit. Miss regarded among nsas farmers received SB3,- for crops and livestock, compare,! with S124.4S8,OOD for October, 1248. ( Tlie October slump in |] l( . three- slates reflected, to a large extent! poor cotton yields as well as lower prices. The report stated tlmt compared with October, 19«. cash receipts were down for nearly all important crops except corn. Boll weevils damaged cotton heavily In many parts of the Soulh this year. For the country as a ivholt cotton marketings gave fanners S4-IO,- 000.000 Inst October compared with S617.000.COO in Octobrr. 1948. Fur (lie first leu month;, of tin's year. Arkansas fanners received SI33.724.000 for livestock ami S22S,- 970,001) for crop marketings, ,-om- p.ircd with $M2,G91,gno ami S'MI,- 4,2.000 a year ago. Prospects are that the October trend continued during November. The report slnte.s that for the country as a whole cash receipts from live-stock in November dropped 17 per cent from November n year ago and five per cent bclov,- October while receipts trom crops declined 10 per cent below November, 1948, and 15 per cent below October. 19-19. Final state ligures were not available. De-spitc the October drop, fann- ers in Arkansas, Louisiana ami Mis- i&sippl are ahead of farmers of .. say it threatens America's economy. Senator O'Mahoney (D - Wvo) chairman of the joint Congressional Economic Committee, said he expects the committee to approve opening a probe of big steel's action after Christmas. O'Mahoncy declared the price raise Is unjustified and will have an inflationary effect on the nations economic -system just when business leaders should be struggling to hold the lid on prices Watching the developments' 5 i- lently is the consumer. He'll ultimately h; lre to pay more for hun- 'ircds of articles if a general price increase develops Big steel's action prise. Such action has been expected ev,;, since the industry ended a 42-day strike Nov. n by agreeing t o give SI 00 monthly pensions, Including Social Security, nnd to pay half the cost of a five cent.s per man horn welfare program. U. S. Steel President Benjamin F. Fairies* said the new prices "reflect, actual and approachino changes in ihc cost of production." wasn't a sur- i Banks in Osceola Pay $35,300 to Christmas Clubs plans. the country as a whole, percentage- • The decline in cash receipts from livestock ami crops tor the first len months of 191!) as compared with a j-car previous is approximately 10 per cent. In the three stales, tl, c drop is only about five ncr cent. And from Jaiiuasy throuiih Oclo- bcr, farm income was down in uv- ery state except Florida, New Mcx- co and Delaware. Iowa topped all slates in cash receipts from farm marketings during he 10 months and Midwest states. « usual, comprised most of the lirst 0 in (arm income. The biggest gain over year imong the three .states with increases was shown by Florida. In that state, farmers made $323,19.000 during the January-October period as against $272.013000 for tlu>! ame montlis last year. ! Iowa's total farm Income in 10 i •Wins this year was 11.636368,0:0. n«. California was second among the M a r taes ^Jth J1^75,8«,«X), trailed by, May Texas with $1.544,335.000. j u "y More than $35.000 hns been distributed la thrifty Osccoleans by Mississippi County and Planters banks under their 1949 Christmas salines plans. j This amount • amonB 347 was dislributcri persons, most of whom began saving mort than a year aeo : and was short of last year's ligurc " Planters Bank sent checks total-" jliiiB S13.7I3 U) 172 persons while j Mississippi County Bank paid 175 . persons at total of 821,648. 1 Last year. 411 people In the Oscc- olo area collected a total of $37 000 through the Christmas savings N. O. Cotton Dec. . Mar. May July . Oct. . Beth Steel Chrysler ... Coca Cola '.' Gen Electric ...'. Gen Motors .. Motl'Koiriery Ward N Y Central f'H Harvester National Distillers . Republic steel t Radio Open Flifh Ix>w i :3o | Socony Vacuum 3034 3019 3039 i Studebafcer 30<6 3035 3015 i 3026 3009 3026 2071 29U1 29(17 2827 2)UO 2822 Blytheville High School's first principal. Before coming here she taught for a short lime in a western slate and in Mississippi. Miss Hardy was recognized at the University of Tennessee and at. Pen- body College at Nashville for her scholastic standing, and "was lister on the Who's Who Among College Students at Peabody, nnd a member of Kappa Delta Pi. honorary cdu- shc starlec - --_»is!-.-/«.*!.s-,-' «iw- apparently arc'horn* not'-lWide, and It seems to run In the Hnrdy family. Ench of her five sisters laught for at least a few years, as did one of her foui brothers. Blessed with a both faculty members and students Recently the Future Teachers of America was organized and the student members elected to have named the Rosa Hardy Chapter honor o( their idea of a model teacher. Previously the faculty members presented her n wntch when Shi: was made principal, noting their appreciation of her work. i\Iony Contribute to Finn] Solicitation from her former students began soon nftcr W. B. Nicholson, superintendent, happened to mention to some of her students that she was worthy of recognition Chairmen of tile various class groups included: Mr. Snliba chairman; Miss Evelyn Blylhc, sccretiiry- trcasurer; Percy Wright, Mrs. L.. E Old Mrs. Randall Hawks, Mrs Whitney Morgan, Wilson Bohanlne L. G. Thompson. Jr., Mrs. T R Ivy' Murray Smart, Alvin HufTman, Jr' Jack Cliiimblln, Bill Lawshe. Joe Evans, Miss Molly Guard, Frank Nicholson, A. S. Harrison Mrs J Cecil Lowe, Tom Lilllc, Jr Mrs" HiiMell Fa rr , Mrs . R . o . Allen no- land Hishop, Harmon Taylor Utho Knrncs anil Herbert Childs High school students in tlietr usual custom solicited Christmas wishes from their instructors for their Christmas assembly, and the Jollv olcl gent oddly enough had a'lrcadv selected Miss Hardy's "means of getting from school to school" tint she wished tor in her letter lo Santa Members of the Blythevllle Board "f Education, faculty members for mer and present students were all on hand for viewing the new gilt and wishing her "Bon Voyage" In her new n uto on whatever course , °" Eh sillcc Slle Dii ' thev " ic New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations- A T k T Amer Tobacco .'_[[[ Anaconda Copper .'.'.. ... 30.11 ... 3035 ... 3019 . .. KI68 •.. S825 Soybeans Open High u> w c i ose "3 234', 232'i 233*; 2.35S 236 234S 235 2:«H 233- v , 232V, 232 «j KI01I, 230!, 229U 2.9'i Standard of N J Texas Corp . J C Penney HG 1-2 14 28 5-8 32 1-8 64 1-8 169 •II 1-8 69 1-2 51 1-8 10 l-g 29 1-4 22 3-8 23 5-8 12 5-8 17 1-8 24 1-4 70 1-4 62 1-4 50 1-2 New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May July , Oct. . Open HiEjh Uow .'30M 3250 3025 . 3033 3M9 3030 . 302,5 3031 3015 . S974 298(1 2910 , 2822 2835 2820 1:30 31 IS 3049 3031 2974 2S29 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mississippi County Cotton Producers Join Arkansas in Approving Controls for '50 Rigid'Controls Invoked by U.S. Agr i Officials By Ovid A. Marlln WASHINGTON, Dec. 10-</l>)_ Cotton, the South's major crop, will be grown mid marketed under rigid government controls next year. Producers of tho crop voted in a 20-state referendum yesterday lo approve an Agriculture Department proposal lo Invoke pre-war marketing quotas ns a means of preventing the production of marketable surpluses. Quoins on cotton were last In effect in 1941. They were voted for the 1942 crop, but were suspended because of war conditions. Tlie cotton program is drslgn- io liulcl plantings to 21,000,000 acres, or aliout 23 jier cent less ll'an was pLmtril this year. This reduction Is e.vnecte,l to result In a crop or around I2,OCO,000 hales ri>mp:,rr,l wllll about 10,000,000 tills year. Nearly complete, imollicial returns from tlie referendum gave 558.4U2 votes for cotton quotas mid 05,435 against. This was a majority of 89 per cent, which Is far in excess of the necessary C6 2j3 per cent, Secretary of Agriculture Brnnimn. 245,917 Bales Ginned in County Figures Announced As of December 1 By Census Bureau Nearly 240,000 bales of cotton had been ginned by December 1 Mississippi County crop, according lo In from the 1348 Census nnrcnu . commenting on the heavy vote, said he was "gratified that Ihe farmers have voluntarily agreed to balance Uielr production with demand. "Tills adjustment will benefit not only the producers of cotton but the entire nation." Each Grower Has Allotment Under the control program, each farm U given a planting allotment. The farm's sales quoin Is ! Jackson the amount or cotton grown on Its Woncirutr ' ... allotment. Sales from excess acres ' Lawrence wuold be subject to a stiff penalty j Randolph tax— roughly 15 per cents n pound I Wliltc or slightly more , than half the Independence prospective market price. | Clebnrne Approval of quotas assured pro- ! Sharp ducers ol a continued government j Izard . ..... price support of 00 per cent oil _. '" parity, or around 28 cents n- pound.} If quoins had. been -defeated, the' price support for the 1BSO " crop would have dropped to 50 per cent figures announced today by Taylor 'Jpldcn, enumerator for the Joncs- boro office of the federal agency. This figure compared with 234,207 bales ginned prior lo December 1, 1513. Mr. Golden announced. Tlie Mississippi County figure for this year Is more than twice the lotnl bales ginned this yenr In Crlt- tejiocn County, the second largest lirorlucer of cotton in Northenstcrr Arknnsas. Crtltenden County hnd 118-140 bales on December this year which Is about 12.000 more than at the same time lust year. Polnsetl County rnnks third in production this year with 104,300 bales, which Is about 3.000 less than were ginned before December I last year. The report by counties In Northeast Arkansas follows, with comparisons with ginnings as of December 1, 1048: County Mississippi . Crlttendcn . Polnsett ... Crnighead St. Frnncls Clay Cross ... '... Orccne .... Ballot Assures Ninety Per Cent Loans in 1950 Mississippi County cotton growers went on record yes- lei-day overwhelmingly in favor of nuirkcting quotas with only 30 dissenting votes while 5,288 were cast in favor of the controls, it was announced by Ralph Monroe, Production and Marketing administrative officer for this county. 'Hie return* arc complete! but unofficial, and nrc to be certified by the county PMA committee to Little nock today. in 10 2-15,917 118.145 101.300 100.013 7B.3-I5 49.345 40.282 41,122 43.183 31.038 21.443 18,482 18,018 7.3 BO 3,007 3.5DI 3.207 1048 234.267 100,401 107,444 77,247 71.328 33,1 BO 37,281 35.404 44.357 33,554 20,583 18,224 28.082 8,042 6.1D1 , 5.138 4,539 Of parity. Parity Is a legal standard for the in to believe would be stronger out to be. Perhaps Inflncncinj the opposition than II turned Die results. Wilson School Plans to Add 8 Classrooms measuring farm prices, designed to be equally fair to producers ami those who buy his products. The size of the majority favoring quotas was larger than some fnrm leaders and department officials classrooms to the Wilson School i., had expected. Reports of wide-, slated lo start around Pen 1,11 spread grower dissatisfaction with I pcrhUcndcnt Phi M j D C ei said acreaee planting allotments had led today. al " Wilson Construction Company of Uttle Rock hns the general contract for the $150,000 project which was authorized In u, e grr-val school Work on the addition of eight new election in intc September. Mr. Deer said Ihe addition Is a promise of a House cotton subcommittee to ask Congress to change the control law so as lo consist of two "tW-itorvwlnep correct reported inequities in plant- lour cl n .«roonis In cich Sni of mg allotments. Some farms have 1 --------- •- • - e of been asked to cut their acreage as much as 80 »cr cent. will the Truman to Deny Use of T-H Law In Coal Dispute KEY WEST. Ha.. Dec. - Prcsldcnl Truman's chlcl labor ad"' ----- said • ' wines, he said, will contain a science laboratory. City Electric Company of Blylhe- vjlle IMS the contract for electric work and ih c plumbing contract has hecn awarded to Martin and Allen Company, u. S. Branson of Blythe- vllle Is architect. Osceo/o Firm Awarded District 17 Contract fcxtnvatlon of approximately 118- Tiiey said tnc President felt that Hie three day-a-wcck digging per- nittcd by John L. i, t wis look the coal case out, ol the national emergency category. And they added tliiit Mr. Trmnnn vas displeased by announcement of tlie coal operators' move before rc- •elpt here of the seven-page letter asking presidential intervention. A teller, signer! by Joseph E. Moody, president of the Southern Coal Producers Association, asked Mr. Truiium t o use the Talt-Hartey Act and prosecute the United Mine Workers' chief on anti-trust charges. It salci that If the present law (iocs not cover the abbervlatcd work week that Lewis is permitting, Mr. Truman should ask Congress for eglslation covering the situation. Weather Mcnrs Construction Company of week was awarded the contract for the work which expected to cost around sn.000. Mr. Redman .said the work will Probably be completed in 60 to SO days. fice from the slate PMA of- Indicate tlmt the Arkansas vote, covering Incomplete returns from 68 of the 71 cotton producing counties, showed a state total of 57,520 for controls; and 4,218 opposed to controls. The trend in Arkansas. It waj staled, was similar to that in other cotton producing states. A break-down showed 3,007 votes caul In North Mississippi County and 3.211 In South Mislsslppl Couii- Effcctlvo Control* Assured Keith j. Dllhrcy county agent In North Mississippi County, said that .even though less than half or htosc eligible to vote went to the polls, It was n better urnout Ihdn most elections here have, and was much greater percentage than the stale turn-out. Mr. Dllhrey said that the overwhelming vote favoring the quotas would menu thai cotton acrcago control would be most effective. The controls will cut Mislsslppl County's cotton acreage by about 100.000 Mr. Bllbrey said, from the estimated Mo.WO acres In cotton this year. nnth largo and small farmers had previously been Informed as to the acreage tlioy would be entitled, . and .in every case the cut was liroporllonatet, to --thB- size'Cbf :.the^ /arm. Each '-"farm can have 47 per cent of the acreage In cotton. Mr. Bllbrey termed tho controls, instigated to prevent the accumulation of an unmarketable surplus of crops, ns the most sever adjustment that farcrs linve been faced with since pre-war production controls. The county nccnt said thai Ihe program wan especially good |n*i much as It would In no way hamper progress no rlnltiatlve by Hie farmers. The production nn the allotted acreage. will nol be limited In any way, he salil, Four Mississippi crops are scheduled to be planted on that 100,000 acreage to be removed from cotton, In this county. Soybeans, corn, alfalfa, pasture and other land for livestock purposes will are likely to be Increased In the order named. In connection with additional con- Irols, Mr. Bllbrey said they were possible, but that the programs were Indefinite, corn acreage controls are receiving wine attention, but Mr. Bllbrey said that In his opinion the only consequence for over-planting corn allotment is that the crop Is then ineligible for government loan. Farmers do not use the loan for corn, he said. Vole Fixes Loan Values The voting yesterday supporting the 1050 controls set Ihe loan support on the 1050 crop at 90 per cent of parity. Those who overplant. however, will not only be ineligible for support, but are to be assessed a on cotton produced on the excess penalty of about 15 cents a pound acreage, and will not be eligible for Ihe marketing cards required See COTTON on Page S Church Choirs Combine to Give Handel's Oratorio Sunday Night Arkn nsas forrca.,1: F a j r an d wanner tonlsht. Saturday, mostly cloudy and mild. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy, windy tonight and Saturday. Warner tonight, mild Saturday. Low- to- lght, 35-45: high Saturday, in the 'S. Minimum Uii. 5 ir.ornijiK—2J. Maximum yc.stcrdny—(0. Sunset today—4:51. Sunrise tomorrow—7:00 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 ant. oday—none. Total since Jan. 1—53.93. Mean temperature (midway be- wene high and low—31.5. Normal mean for December—4IJ). This Dale List Minimum Ihls morning—SO. Maximum yesterday—70. Precipitation Jan. i to this date -50. H. G. P. Handel's "The JVfcssiah" musical story of the Christ Child will be presented at B p m. Sunday at the First Methodist church under the direction of Mrs J. Wilson Henry. Several churches have advanced the time for evening worship so mat their congregations can attend and in other churches Chrtstmas musical programs arc being arrang- Almost 65 voices will compose the chorus for the presentation. The overture, and the orgait accompaniment throughout the performance, will be played by Mrs John Caudlll. Tlie tenor recitation which will open the Messiah song- story will be given by J. Stanley Gresiey. ' OthcT recitative roles in the program will include: alto, Mrs. George; bass Dalton Powlston' soprano, Mrs. Worth Holder and Jo Anne Trlcschman loral symphony. In the pas- Tho chorus will be composed of 15 soprano; nine second 17 alto. 10 tenor and 13 bass voices. Sopranoes will include: Miss Dor- Is Bean, Winnie Belh Buckley Mrs- Ruth Campbell, Nancy Damon, Virginia Easley, Mary Jo Ealon, Bobby Estes, Frances Dowdy, soprano, Mrs. R. c. Parr. Nancy Hamilton Mrs. Holder. Bllllc Jean Holmes Mrs. c. A. Nelson. Kay Smith and Sally Tricschmann. Mary Aiarg.irec Autcn, Xfrs Ralph Bcrryman, Mrs. liermon Carllon, Jackie Estes, Annella Humphreys, Rosemary Johnston, Eul.-t Smith, Emadel Snearengen, and Miss Jo Anne Trieschmann will compose the second soprano section. Alto voices will Include: Mrs T. J. Bailey. Miss Carol Bailey, Mrs. W. J. Cupples. Miss Jan Dickinson, Mary Dowdy, Donna Sue Gore, Nita Rose Hall, Juanlta Hall, Betty Ann Harber, P a t Hearn. Mrs. ' Alvin Huffman, Jr., Mrs, acoree Lee, Sandra Lunsford, Mrs. George Meredith, Patsy Pope, Alice Priest, and Alex Shelby. Tenors are to be: Jimmy Culbertson. Albert Fairfleld, Mrs. Orcsley, Harry FYitzius, Jr., George Hubbard, Jr., Charles Klnnlngham, O. E. Knudsen, Bobby McDanlels, Jimmy Phillips, Donald Stone. Bob Blodgett, Jimmy Cassldy, Robert. Crafton, Jimmy Deal, Dai- Ion Fowlston, Wilson Henry, Worth Holder, Larry Kneas, Warren McClure, jo Ray Price, Jimmy Rcinmiller, Smart and Oakle Ropp, Murray Coleman Stevens will compose the bass section.

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