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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 231 Blj'theville IJally Ncw§ BlytlievJIle Courier lilytheville Herald Mississippi Valley t BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 194D SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Republicans' Socialism Cry Points to Interesting Battle Razor back Coach Outlines Plans Douglas to Rely on 'Fool 'em, Beat 'em' Theory for Hogs FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 20.— MV—Arkansas' new football coach operates on the theory that "if you can't fool 'em, you can't beat 'cm." Otis Douglas, trainer and chief strategist for (he Philadelphia professional Eagles who signed last week to the University of Arkansas post, told a news conference here. can't run over any other loci ay: ."You team, you've got to fool them. And if you can't fool Diem, you cannot, expect to beat 'cm." Douglas, who succeeds John Burn hill, new Arkansas athletic director, —Courier News Photo IIECCI'TION COMMITTEE-^Patience and hopefulness are reflected In the face of follr-year-old William Jordan FiUhush, Jr., as he contemplates Santa's arrival in the time-honored manner. The fact that the red-suited, bewhiskercci old gent isn't scheduled to arrive until five nights hence didn't keep Jordan from hanging his stocking early. He is Die sou of tlie Rev. and Mrs. IV. J- Htzliugh of lilytheville. 50,000 Bell Telephone ^Workers May Strike Within Next Few Days ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20. (AP)—A union official says some 60,000 employes of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company may go on strike before Christmas. Negotiations between the compn-^ „ ny and Southwestern Division 20. OIO ; Cnnnnunicatioiw Worker.s, u'erc broken oft yesterday. The contract dispute WHS referred to tlie 113. Mediation and Conciliation Service, which can make rec- onunendatioiis for averting a strike but lacks enrorcemenl,authonty. Two government comlintors met with uniop Ipadsrs ij^jS^jU}'rJ-roS called n .'</o\. r jn£ %M*A ^finrfMtuv officials [or today. The union expects to ' complete tabulation of a strike vote by the union members by tomorrow nighl. The vote was conducted by mail. Prank P. Lonergan, vice president £: the union, says a strike may be J-called^aL any time after such action fa sppi'&ved by the membership. Definite 1'ossiMlilT "There Ls a definite probability of a walkout before Christmas." ktm- ergan said. Plans for a strike have been completed at the union's division headquarters here, and picket schedules have been drawn up for the six states served by the company. Southwestern Bell operates in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas. Oklahoma, Texas and a part of Illinois Lonergan said the union saw no pur(>ose in continuing contract discussions since it had received no proposal of any kind from the company. A Southwestern Bell spokesman said the company had received no specific demands from the union and under the circumstances felt, it was in no position to make a proposal. There wns a legal quest-ion as to whether the union's 12,000 members in Missouri could go on strike without violating the state's King- Thompson Act. The iaw provides penalties against any person or un- A ion engaging in a public utility ™strike and Kive.s the governor power to seize and operate any public utility in [he event of a strike. Maggie Truman Tells Reporters She's in Love NEW YORK, Dec, 20-^W}—Mar- gaiet ,Trum»n ' O'Dwyer, Pretty Texan Are Wed Plane Scrawls Big Heart Across Sky As Couple Departs STUART. Pla., Dec. 20. w< — Mayor O'Dwyer of New York and radiant Elizabeth Sloan Simpson were married today in a simple ceremony in St. Joseph's Catholic Church and 20 minutes later sailed a\vay on an 8-day yachting honeymoon. Nature painted a brilliant rainbow in Uie'sky RS they.entered the stopped here on his way back to Philadelphia from Los Angeles where the Eagles again won the National League title by defeating the Rams Sunday. No Wnrils on Allies Vet He said that he wants to take a look nt the Arkansas squad before reaching any decision on his assistants. He also was undecided as to whether he will teach the "split or right" T system,'but indicated he will prefer a combination. Douglas described the split T.ns "simple, but it takes a very smart quarterback and a good passer" The 38-year-old Douglas has never seen Arkansas In action, but has seen pictures of their games. That brought up the question of the TCU-Arkansiis game and the subject of roughness. "Football Is a rough 8«nie," the new coach said. "I don't care Iv rough it gets. 1 don't teach dirty football and will continue to leach clean football here. But no matter how clean a team plays, any game can get rough. Each man has lo know how to take care of himself." By Frauds M. I/eMay WASHtNQTON, Dec. 20. (fl'j—Hc- iniblican cries of "socialism" In Washington, while President Trn- man Ilexes his program nt Key West, arc heralding what may be the most Interesting struggle In the new session of Congress. 'i1\G reconvening of Congress two weeks hence will signal (he marshalling of forces for the conflict. The House and Senate face decisions on what Mr. Truman, calls the "Fair Deal" and the opposition assails ns (lie blueprint for a "welfare slate" or "poor house stale." In Congress the Issue Is bound lo be cut clear for the Congressional elections next year and for the presidential campaign In '1052. Tlie struggle—with the public a sideline spectator until balloting time rolls around—may be fought on at least five points. These sectors ore Mr. Truman's proposals for: 1. A vast expansion of Ihe federal Social Security program, 2. A federal plan of health insurance that the opposition dubs "socialized medicine." 3. An expansion of the govcrn- ment's housing program. 4. A new farm program. 5. federal aid to education. Perhaps the biggest fight of all questions developed that doesn't know any of the Olhei Douglas conference coaches "except one or t\vo to speak to." But he believes the Southwest is Ihe "ton,' hi the country .rmd plays as good football as is played anywhere." would handle will settle on taxes, when Congress gets to considering how the government is going to pay for the things it is being called upon lo do. New Drive Expected It is expected that Mr. Truman will start a new drive for his controversial domestic program in the State of the Union message to Congress January 4 or 5. 'Ilic program attained only limited objectives In the first session, of the Dcmooratic- conlrolled 81st Congress. Mr Truman, ending his Florida vacation, returns to Washington today. Defeat in Congress again faces the President on some major i;ei;- iiicnts of Ills "fair Deal." Aware of this, some of his closest followers already are talking of lifting She issues off Capitol Mill nnd pulling them squarely before the voters next November when all the 435 House scats and one-third of the 90 Senate seats arc to be voted on. Woman Suffers Severe Burns in Farm House Fire Explosion Follows Use of Kerosene in Stove, Relative Says Mr.s. II. R. Estvoilge, 48. Is in critical comiilion ul Walls Hospital, suf- fcring frojii burns from the knees up. rccelvecl*in ail early-morning fire at her home on the. Lyinan Hcn- son farm nt liucrinnn. The flames, caused from nn explosion when kerosene was thrown on coals to slait a fire In the heal- liis; .stove, completely destroyed the clothes, furniture nnd four-room, \vhich wjts lionie for parts of three families. A daughter, Mrs. Raymond Davis, was bllrlicd about the foot, but the other six occupants of the house wore uninjured. ; Another daughter, Mrs. Ray Taylor, who lives near Huffman, nuid that her mother got up to start tlie fire while Ilic others still were sleep- Ins-. It Ls believed (o have been between 0:30 and 7 a.m. when the explosion occurred. In the with Mrs. Estrcdtfo were Mr. and Mi's. Raymond Davis and children, Rnymoiul Kcrshcl nnd Barbara Ann; Mrs. Hnncl Kuiken- diilil. a daughter. and her elghl- month old son, Ilonnie Leon; and 10-year old daughter Anna Jean Kstredge. Her husband and four -sons. Leon, Clayton, Howard and Russell rcdgc are living on Island 21, where Hiss' Lawyers Point to His Past Testimony as Proof Of Anti-Communist Views IJy Charles Mercer NB\V YOHK, Dec. 20. (Al>)—• Aljjw- Hiss testified today Unit he defended America's right to nid the western allies in the early dnys of World War two— atimo when the Hitler-Stalin non-ngKression pact was in force. + Hiss safcl in his second, perjury trial that he voluntarily prepared a 28, 1039, No one can say for sure what church for^the. ceremony. rA f'iky- will happen In the crucial second session of the 81st Congress llml convenes January 3. But this Is about the picture as tt looks now Social security— night here is where the President can hope for n solid victory. they are sharecroppiny. When the house was burned Mrs. Estredge was moved to the Church of God at Huffman until a Holt Ambulance took her to the hospital. Movie Actor Found Bound In Girl's Home where, she has lived and studied voice Tor the past nine months. Tlie President's, daughter, holding a news conference yesterday, treated lightly all questions about personal romance. She said tonight's concert will lie a "terrific high point" in her singing career but that she wasn't nervous. "I don't get nervous in the sense of being tied up in a knot," she 'explained. "It's an anxiousness for the program to go well and get it over." "My only superstition is never letting any one hand me the salt. If they pass it, I make them put it down before i take it." Miss Truman's concert at Carnegie Hall, will be broacast on a commercial half-hour program by the American Broadcasting Company network <7 p.m. CST). She will sing a solo. "O Mio Bambino Caro," from Puccini's "Bi- anni Schicchi;" and two carols. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Silent Night" with the Robert Shaw male chorus. Dr. Frank Black will conduct the orchestra. No member of her .-amllv will be in the audience tonight, Miss Truman said. She will leave here to-1 words iiT'a"sTightl'v'in"m. rnorrnv or Thursday for the family She stood crect'aml Ic Christmas gathering at independence, Mo. they sailed away. 'Hie bride, 33. ivore blue. Her dark navy blue suit was trimmed with (larked blue velvet. Her hat was a velvet/beret with accessories to match, and her shoes were blur suede. Her jewelry was a sin<:lc strand pearl necklace with pearl earrings. Her only attendant. Mrs, Edward M. Benicckcr of New York, wore a brown linen suit with brown accessories. O'Dwyer. 59. was clad in a bliro doublcbreasted suit with gray tic and black shoes. The Rev. Timothy J. Geary performed the ceremony which he described as "very simple and very beautiful." The ceremony lasted eight minutes. Hotb O'Dwycr and his briiic were deeply moved and exchanged vows in voices hardly above a whisper. O'Dwycr's voice coukl not l>e heard in the first row as he an- sweed after Father Geary. "I, William O'Dwyer. take thee. Elizabeth Sloan Simpson, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness nnd in health, until death do IIF part." Miss Simpson repeated the same er voice, iookeri at the priest as he blessed the ring, first in latin, then in English. terviews with the present coachin staff, a meeting with boosters club members nt a luncheon here and a similar meeting in Port smith tonight. Tomorrow, he will go to Little Rock, taking a plane tomorrow afternoon for Philadelphia, return here Jan. 20. He'll Claims of credit may be divide;!; many Republicans Joined with Democrats In supporting the 1048 expansion of this government program when it passed the House. The House bill will come lo a showdown in the Senate early In the session, and many schooled observers believe It will passe there. This legislation would blanket 11, 000,000 more working persons under old age Insurance, for tn total of 46,000.000: per cent; boost benefits 70 to HO create a new Insurance Food Prices to Bring Disputes NEW Kv Sam Dawson YORK, Dec. 20. cost of eating is likely to become one of the most bitter disputes of the new year. It Ls also likely to become even more an thing, strictly manipulated. Since 1950 Ls an election year, there seems little chance of the • year seeing a big break, price>v!se. lor the eating public. Tlie anticipated declining farm income will disturb both Congress and the m"r- chants in the farm belt. Ann whatever you may save at the grocery, chances are you'll be asked to make it up later at the tax collection of- j fice. ? Signs of the big fight ahead ars plentiful today. Farmers and politicians arc choosing up sides on government subsidy plans. Cotton growers have just voted to accept government control over how much they can plant in return for guarantees of how much they'll pet for their crop. Wheat, corn, peanuts, rice and potatoes also have moved over Into the area where the government will say what is planted, what price is paid. nut the price of food—should it be high lo please the farmer or low to please the city folk?—Isn't the only digestive pain the government Is going to have. The com crop was 21 ofir cent above average this year. Corn in lime, is turned into meat, into . dairy and poultry products There would be plenty of all for the eating public. But what will the price be? I'ricc on Agenda Well, Department of Agriculture officials are meeting Wednesday to discuss one phase of It—the 1950 price supports for eggs. Currently the government is supporting them at 35 cents a dozen, and is said to have huge quantities stored nway in caves. But the present 90 per cent of parity support legislation for eggs expires with the old year. If the Department decides to support prices at 75 per cent of parity, that would be around 30 cents a dozen for ungraded eggs. However, there may be a break for the consumer—and a headache for the producer—early next year in one food department?. Poultry In cold storage now tons 160 million pounds, compared with 92 million pounds a year a;o. Tills will neatly take care of the holiday demand, and leave over plenty to be marketed later In the winter. If the price breaks sharply, the government may be asked to help there, too. There Is still one final headache In all this planning of how much lo plant, and where to set tlie price. That Is tlie weather. After you get the ideal number of acres planted, you wnlt to see lio\v the growing season is before you count the results of your planning. And some point out that after several years of very good growing weather In mcst areas of the country, we shouldn't be too surprised i; a bad year may not be overdue. There is the mailer of storing the growing surpluses of farm products and of getting rid of them later on. lle After the war the rest of the world i „,., was eager t o get all it could of' ' American food, but the world's appetite for midwest corn nnd southwest wheat grows steadily less, as production rises abroad. Anil since devaluation of foreign currencies, the p.-ice tag on American food Is higher in terms of other money. There is also the politically pain- Truman Boards one, Heads For Capital KEY WEST. Pin.. Dec. 20— <iFt-~ President Truman fie*' buck to Washington today from n three- week Florida vacation. He took off from the nearby Dora Chrcii airport at 8:44 a.m. on a flgiht estimated at from three to four hours. He was In fighting trim ...... except for the, waistline— to do battle In Congress for his "Pair Deal" and stump it In the 1950 congressional elections. Tanned, relaxed and cheerful, he looked in good health In suite of hte "bay window" which apparently was of less concern to him than to his physician. Brig General Wallace H. Graham. Mr. Truman is going down the line in his "State of the Union- message for virtlially every measure Congress denied him last. year. The measures include civil rights proposals— topped by the fair employment practices bill— the national health program, expanded soc- additional power projects, among ial security and and reclamation others. Aides emphasized there will be no "turning back" from the course he advicated in his 1948 sjieech- K campaign and that lie is ready to take the stump again next year to help elect candidates to Congress iho think along his lines. Final decisions are yet. to be marie on whether to seek elemina- tion of war-time excise taxes and lo advocate higher taxes on profits benefit for persons who Income totally and permanently disabled; and Increase payroll taxes more than 300 per cent in the next 20 years. Httillli Insurance Dnomcil? Health insurance— This program appears doomed In the 81st Confess. Some lawmakers who follow Mr. Truman on other aspects of his program have balked at the irten of the government levying new payroll taxes to pay the doctor, hospital and drug bills of the citizens. However, legislation might emerge, designer! to provide large government help for the schooling of more doctors and the building of more medical facilities Housing—. Tlie first session of the 81st Con- 'ress earlier this ear overrode oppo- Illon shouts of "socialism" and np- roved a mulli-bllllon dollar Mil for he construction of publicly-owned lousing for low income people hroughoiil the nation. Mr. Truman. In the State of the Union message, may nsk for sin- •ther housing program—this lime 0 aid middle-income families. Farm— Many Republicans feel that their greatest hope for the future lies with the farm vote. Mr. Truman got a huge number of ballot* in he rural ureas In 1318, in old Rc- lublican strongholds. Since that time the admlnlstra- lon has proposed the "liraunan Jan for agriculture. If adopted t would let farm products sell for what the market would pay Then he government would pay a subsidy o the farmers, to give them what t considered a fair income. Price supports now are maintained hrough government loans and purchases that keep price-depressing surpluses out of the markets ful matter of controlling the acre- lo offset thfm and attempt to age which fanners will lie permitted ' balance the budget for the fiscal to plant. Not only docs it bring up i v ?ar starting July 1. the matter if regimentation of that ' Mr "•- >•-traditionally rugged individualist, tr.e farmer, but also It frequently sets neighbor against neighbor, when one, feels hurt more than the other. The current battle of the Un Texas cotton farmer* against acreage allotments shows how difficult the matter can be. Washington has just reported that this year' totnl harvest was second only to last year's record. The acre- aw harvested was the Tarcest .since IMS, reflecting the natural tendency or farmers to plant as much as possible when prices are !iiph and guauntccd. Mr. Truman has cnlled a full- scale cabinet session at the White House for 10 a.m. <EST) Thursday to discuss these and other problems. New York Cotton ^rar. May . July Oct. . Dec. Open HiKh lyyx ];3i 3M8 3a>5 3045 30:j3 3029 3034 3024 3033 2912 2%3 2969 2826 2820 2023 23H 2S10 2813 .. 2086 .. 2823 .. 2810 Lions Host- to Boys At Club's 20th Christmas Party Approximately 40 youngsters '.vcrc Christmas "friends" for the Blythc- vllle Lions Club today, as the club sponsored Its 20th annual Chilst- mas party. The 40 boys, representing Ixinge, Central and Sudbury schools, were Mar. luncheon guests of the club, where , May NEW YORK, Uec. 20—UTj— Two men bound nnd sagged movie nctor Robert Wilcox Ifldiiy in the duplex apartment of Diana Uarrymore and escaped with loot including a mini-, cont nnd $50 in silver according to a police report. The men bound his hand and feet with • stockings belonging lo the daughter of the late John Bnrrymore and sealed his inoulli with adhesive tape. 1 , police said. Miss Ilarrymorc Is confined to. Roosevelt Hospital recovering from Ihe effects of a full last week. Wilcox, whose name has been linked romantically with the young actress, said he had been occupying the apartment In her absence. Police snid Wilcox told them the two men appeared at !):30 a.m., saying they wanted to leave flowers for the actress nml declining his suggestion that the flowers be taken to the hospital. "We want to leave these here." he quoted them as saying "and we want to leave n note." The men left the flowers but no note. Wilcox said they returned at 10 a.m. brandished guns when he opened the door and forced their way into the apartment. Police quoted Wilcox as saying they tied him up after he maintained there WHS no safe they could rob In the dwelling. They rushed from the building carrying the , n lnk coal and silver fox scarf In a suitcase they found there. Their hasty escape attracted the attention of Alex orr, an artist who has a sludio in the building. He noticed the narry- niorc door open »nd iuuml Wilcox lying on the floor. Miss Marrymore previously was married to John Ho-Jinrd and Brnmwcll Fletcher. Lnst year she Intended lo make Wilcox her third husband. Prosecutor Names Acting Deputy for Osceola District Robert I,. 'Mike) Naming of Os- ceoJa has been designated to serve temporarily as deputy pioscciitlng attorney for South Mississippi County, it was disclosed today by H. G. Partlow. prosecuting attorney for Ihe Second .Indicia! District. He was named to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother. Myron T. Naming. In an automobile accident earlier this month. Mr. Partlow said that Robert L. Nailling also is settling up the private law practice of his brother and would serve as deputy prosecutor, possibly for several rrmn'h. c or until the business affairs of the late Mr. Naming have been settled. Grand Jury Gets Maragon Case Question for Body is Whether There'll Be Charge of Perjury lly Douglas n. Cornell WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, <&') — A grand Jury today UCKIUI looking Into Ihe case of John MnrnKon, onetime frequenter oT Lhe White who is accused by Senators o[ lylnn lo them under oath. For the Krniul Jury, the question Is ivhcthcr there should IJG nn In- (iiulnsenl Tor perjury. That is a crime carrying a possibly iicnnUy nT two to 10 years In jail on each count. MarnRon fs the former Kansas City boolhlftck who had n friend In presidential military nidc Hurry Viuighnn. lie has been accused of lying when he told to Senate "five jier center" Invc^ttgnlora tlrnt he nevor Rot any money for handling business deals v,ith government fiEcnctc.s. The lirst wltncw! lief ore the grand jury was Gilbert Halasz, a .shorthand reported who record some of the hearings nt which Marayon mndc his dental Familiar FHCIVS Walling to appear as tvltnewios were Harold Hoss, president of Allied Molnsses Company, Inc., of Perth Amboy, N.J.; MIRon Polland Milwaukee -Life Insurance i and William P. UoRers nnd Carmine S. Bellino, counsel nnd nc- eoimlnnl for the Senate investigators. ' : FoHnncI testified to tho Senate ln-j vostlKntlng committee thnt hu paid MuinRnn more than $1,OOU hi an attempt to obtain cancellation of an order suspending *<ihc sugar ration of lliis Allied Moltuwcs Company. Tlml was In 1940. Follanrl said ho was Interested In AHIcd's cnsc because he. Is an uncle of Hoss. ROWJ testified to the com mi lice that he once handed Maragon $100 in cash when Mammon said he needed money for expenses. The Maragon «rcw oiit of last summer's spectacular Senate Inquiry into the Influence and activities of men who tried to arrange government contracts for businessmen for n fee or n percentage. Often the cut was 5 per cent, so the inquiry become known as the five- percenter investigation. This was the Inquiry thnt brought out big headlines was given story that seven deep memorandum on Sept. which snid this country could help Hitler's foes without violating neutrality laws. The memorandum was put Into evidence over strong government objections. Its purpose v/as Lo show that Hiss wns acting at lime in direct contradUlon to he Coni- nuniLst party line, Whittaker Chambers, the government's chief witness, has testified Umfc Hiss was a lender in the Communist underground when he held a high State Department post. Hiss sniil he wrote the memorandum In answer lo a letter by Co- umblci University professors Charles •hcnoy Hyde and Philip C. Jcssup .o the New York Times. Their lel- :cr questioned whether aid could be given legally to the allies. Jvsstip now Is nn American dcle- tjntfi to the United Nations. Hiss snid he uireulnUni the memorandum to State Department of- tlcinls Interested in helping the nl- llc.i. He testified that, at his Instigation, a letter replying to the Je.ssup-Hydc letter was written by Professor Clyde Eutjlcton of New York University. Wrong- Year Government objections to the Hiss memorandum's being produced as evidence were based on the fact that It was written late in 1939 white most of tho evidence in the trial concerns' the years 1937 nnd 1038. Hiss yesterday handled a stack, of papers offered by tho government as evidence and told the court: "I have never h:ui these papers In my hand until Just now." The pap crs were typewri ttcn copies of secret government papers bat got Into the hands of the sell. escribed ex-Communist agent Dh ambers. The 45-year-old HLw is accused of yin? to n federal-grnrjtl• jury whoix he denied clipping XJ. S. secrcts bo Chambers. ' ; "v .' ~.^, f Taking the stand In'his own dc-, Hiss yesterday repeated this tcninl, as he had done ot the first rial summer. That trial ended n a hung Jury. Asked by his attorney about' Chambers' claims thnt the copied ocumcnUs were typewritten In Hiss' mine, by bis wife, I'rlciHa, Hiss mid: "They were not typed In my louse, nor by Mrs. Hiss, and I have 10 idea whore tbey came from." He admitted thnt four hniidwnt- :en summaries of State Department iJocmncnUs were In his handwriting, mi he swore he didn't give them freezers by a perfume company that hired Mnrngon. There's no law against, getting n fee for showing somebody how he cnn Kcl some government business But the Senate investigators claimed they uncovered n "clear-cut case of perjury" by Maragon nnd askcrt the Justice Department to start legal action. Record of the Investlsatlng committee show Mnrngon testified behind closed doors that he never got any money lor fixing up business deals with the government. In open sessions, Maragon refused to answer question after question grounds he might incriminate himself. N, O. Cotton Open Htzh there was turkey and Christmas trimmings for the kldi. The children ranged In ages from six (o 12 years, and were presented gifts by the club to climax the party. Je.sse Taylor was in charge of the club's party. The parly was held In connection with the Lions' regular luncheon meeting at Hotel NoWc. July Oct. Dec. 30-H 3051 3024 3030 20 VI 29C5 2814 2318 2800 2303 lyiT 3043 3022 2054 2313 Z«00 Soybeans Dec Men May- July Open High LOT 229!! 230 22f)'5 230S 232VI 230',l 2!3 230'i 228"i •226-H 227!i S25'/i 1:30 30-13 3020 2S01 2815 280S 231!i 229!: New York Stocks :30 p.m. Quotations: A T A- T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler , Coca Cola Gen Electric ". Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. . N Y Central fnt Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel .... Radio Socony Vacuum . , Standard of N J Texas Corp 145 7-8 74 1 28 3-P 31 1-8 03 7105 41 1-f 60 3-; 54 10 ]28 122 1-4 23 1-8 12 3-8 lli 7-8 60 7-8 to Chambers. Did you give them to any unauthorized persons," asked defense counsel Claude B. Cross. "I did not," Hiss rei>orted. Weathes Arkansas for^.isl; Mostly cloudy and wanner this afternoon. Showers Wednesday and In west and itorlii portions tonight,. Colder northwest portion tonight and la nnd north portion Wetlnesdny. Missouri Torccust: Cloudy with Intermittent rain, continued warm this afternoon except turning colder northwest portion; rnin tonight and Wednesday; changing to freezing rain nor In west aud extreme north portion tonight and over north portion Wednesday; colder west, and north tonight; colder Wednesday 20-25 northwest, 40 .southeast portion. Minimum this morning— 53. Maximum s'estorday—67. Sunset today—4:53. Sunrise tomorrow—7:03. Precipitation 2-1 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Totnl since Jan. 1—53.87. Mean temperature (midway be* twecn high and low)—-60. Normal mean for December—41-9. TJii.s J);iln Year Minimum tiii.s morning—32. Ma.vimuni ye.sterdny—of. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this data 61 3-4 |— 5D.M, Blytheville Shrine Club Host To Crippled Children Tonight Knnta. with his pack heaped high with gilts from the Blythcvlll<! Bhriners Club, children from Mississippi County will visit crippled North and South tonight, at party at the Shrlners Club rooms at the Air Bose. More than 75 crippled children, Shrlners' and their wives, are expected to be on hand for the party. which will get started at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. All crippled children In tiic county arc being asked to attend. Following the distribution of toys, fruit, and candy for the children, they will be the dinner guests of the Shrlners for a Tour-course meal. W. I ( . Walker Is to direct cooking arrangements. Transportation is to be provided to the assembly point by the vntl- ous Shrincrs. Each member Is to be responsible for picking up a child at his home, taking him to Langs- ton-MnWntcrs Company, and from there C. I.. McWaters will take ilia group to the party. E. M Holt WM In charge of arranging transportation. The party Is being conducted especially for those crippled by poliomyelitis and children who havo been patients at the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospitals In Memphis and St. Louts. However, L. E. 1 ;, secretary and Rupert Crafton. prcsitlcnt, said that any crippled child will be welcome. This Is the first Christmas party for the crippled children In this county to be sponsored by the Shrincrs. Each ShrintT v.-ill bring toys anri a basket of fruit lo the party. A Christmas program is also being arranged for the party.

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