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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or MOBTHXAST ARKANSAS AND •ODTHEAAT IHCaODRI VOL. XLVI—NO. 112 Blytheville Dally Newt Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Lcuter Btythevlll* Herald B1ATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUI,Y 31, 1950 fflar Briefs ^T TH« ASSOCIATKO PKKSS TWELVE PAGES Russians Are in Field WITH THE U.S. EIGHTH ARMY IN KOREA—There Is mounting evidence that Russian officers are In Ui« Held giving tactical advice to Uifc North Korean Reds. This Has been suspected by military men since the war started. The tactical skill, of the Infantry, the expert use of artillery and mortar weapons and the conduct of the entire Red offensive ha.s had the stamp of expert direction, What evidence the army has of Russian military advisers comes from North Korean prisoners. Mustangs Blast Yosu TOKYO —F-82 Mustang fightei today hit marshalling yards ar storage dumps at Yosu. port city o the hard-pressed southern Kort f ron I, General MacArthur's hearirnia ters said It was the first majc stnke against the ciiy since th 4K« captured It last week afte rmvlng through Sunchon. Pllolx said they nil machiiipgu nests In the port city. The twin-fuselage P-82s also rak ed enemy troops In trucks aloi the Haddng-ChinJu highway. Tl Reds are throwing their power dosi this route in an end sweep towa Pusan, the big American siipp port. 302 Red Tanks Destroye -U.S EIGHTH ARMY HEAD QUARTERS IN KOREA — Th American Fifth Air Force clalme today It had destroyed 302 Norl Korean tanks and damaged 2- others since the start of the w; on June 25. Maj. Gen. Earle E. Parttidg Fifth Air Force commanding get eral in Korea, said the America Air Force had flown 6,388 sort! (single plane flights) In the pa five weeks. General Partridge said his mi had destroyed 44 enemv aircra: had two "probables" and'had dan «ged 11 other planes. Nations Send Ships TOKYO—Naval action In the K, rean,war has become a United N; « ns. effort In every sense, /ice Adrn. Charles'.T. Jny. F st naval forces commander,, ai • nointcj>d^tQclay j tl^at.ye.sseJjK9_f : '"' nations - are;i opera'tbi^'^ln' 1 -"'"^ waters. - ^ .-•^IrHe said Canada has.sent two' strikers. New Zealand' two frigate the Netherlands one destroyer a'nt France one frigate. ; Medics Draft Urged LITTLE ; ; ROCK—Arkansas Medical Society leaders think young doctors with no previous military service should'he drafted. ; The society's council, made up of officers and district councilors, yesterday adopted a resolution urging AUch a draft. Arkansas Guard Alerted LITTLE ROCK- Some units of the Arkansas National Guard have been alerted for active duty with the Army. This announcement came from assistant slate adjutant general H. L. McAlister, who said today that because of security reasons the number of units or men cannot be disclosed. —Courier News Photo CAKS IN FATAL ACCIDENT—Three of the five persons riding In this Plymouth coupe (right) were killed yesterday afternoon when It collided with the Chrysler driven by Mrs. Hubert Ullcy of Steele, Mo., two miles north of the Arkansas-Missouri stale line. Killed were Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pruitt and their son James, 14. all of Alicia, Ark. Alicia Couple and Son Killed, Six Injured in Auto Collision Throe persons were killed and six injured — one seriously — when two automobiles smashed together on Highway 61 about two miles north of the slate line shortly after 2 '' 1 - o'clock yesterday afternoon. At least three more persons were injured In two other accidents in Mississippi County over the weekend. A ' and his four-year-old son were hurt when hit by a car driven by •- • "••- Negro near Wilson Saturday night. Another Negro was slightly Injured when the car he was driving collided with a truck Saturday night on Highway 61 two miles south of Blytheville. Killed in the Pemiscol County crash were w. C. Pruitt. 48; his wife, Mrs. Josie Pruitt, 47; and their 14- year-old son, James, all of Alicia Ark. Those Injured were another son. William D. Pruitt. 20, and his wife. Mrs. Annie Mae Pruitt, 17. also of Alicia, nnd Mrs. Hubert Ulley and her three children, Bonnie, 8, Leslie. 3. and Mary Pauline, 1. all of Steele, Mo. The injured were brought to Walls Hospital where the Utlcys were treated for minor injuries and released. William D.. who suffered a concussion still was in a critical condition late this morning. According lo Walls Hospital attendants, he still was unconscious late this morning. Mrs. Pruitl's injuries were not believed serious, but she had not been released early today, attendants said. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Yank Reinforcements Land; Speed to Brace Allied Lines North Korean Reds Shift Pressure to Western Sectors TOKYO Tuesday, A.IR. 1. (AP)—Troops of the U. S. Second Infantry Division umlei- iMa.j. On. Laurence B. Keiser landed with tanks in Korea Monday and sped forward lo help brace shrinking Allied lines. Mayor to Speak On Sewer System Mayor Doyle Henderson is scheduled to speak on the city's sewer system tonight at the bi-weekly meeting of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. -The meeting will get under way ^fi B p.m. at the Jaycee clubhouse on North Second Street. Also scheduled to be discussed during the business meeting tonight are plans for increasing membership and the date for the annual Jaycee fish fry. which has been set tentatively for Aug. 14. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy Mils afternoon, tonight and Tuesday mouth Coupe'rrirlveh by William D. Pruitt ran off the highway and onto the right shoulder :of the highway In pulling back onto the highway, officers said, Pruitt 'lost control of the car. which careened 'into the path of a 1950 Chrysler'driven'by Mrs. utley and headed north in'the opposite lane. - .-.•... Mr.s. Utley's car struck the Piiiitt automobile near the right rear wheel, spinning it entirely around. It landed in an upright position facing the highway in'a ditch east of the road. W. C. Pruitt and James, who were riding In the backend of the coupe, were thrown clear of the wreckage as was Mrs. Josie Prnitt. who -,v«s In the front seat with William 15. and Annie Mae. Seats and tools of Ihe Pruitt car were strewn along the highway, Tinnin said. The impact threw the occupants of the utley car forward against the windshield, which was smashed. The Utlcy car remained upright on the highway. Was Night marshal W. C. Pruitt was night marshal at Monette, Ark., in 1947 and 1948 and was a former Alicia officer. Last year, he farmed on the Farrell McDonald farm near Monette. The Pruitts moved from Monellc to Alicia about six months ago. They were en route home Ircm Michigan, where they had gone to work In the fruit harvest. Missouri state Police troopers who investigated the wreck were N. K. Tinnin and J. M. Hickman of Hayti. and J. L. Petty and Wayne Brooks of Kcnnett. Other investigating officers included State Trooper Don Walke. of Blytheville and Deputy Sheriff Will James of Caruthcrsville. Mo. The bodies ol the three victims arc at the Gresg Funeral Home at Jonesboro. Two other deaths over Arkansas during the weekend resulted from ..- • Son Hit by Car In Campbell's Clinic in Memphis today was John Samples, 26-ycar- ClOUDY with a few local thundershowers In north and central portlins. Missouri forecast: Cloudy through Tuesday with showers or thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight and in south portion Tuesday: little temperature change: low torihht 65 northwest, 70 southeast: high Tuesday 80-85 Minimum this morning -75 Maximum yesterday—88. Minimum Sunday morning—72 Maximum Saturday—92 Sunset loday—7:03. Sunrise tomorrow- 5-10 Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a m today—.08. Tolal since Jan. 1—43.15. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—81,5. mean temperature for old Evadftlc .who with his This Date Last Tear Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—84. Precipitation Jan. I lo Ihh dale —34.94, four-year-old son was hit by a .:ar driven by Nathan Williams. 30-year- old Osccola Negro. Samples, his son. and his wife Ora Lee. were waiting at the junction nf a gravel road and Highway 61 when the accident occurred. State Trooper Don Walker said Williams hit Samples and his son after swerving to miss a truck that turned off the highway ahead of him. Williams' car had no brakes Trooper Walker said. The Negro is being held In Jail at Osccola pending Samples' recovery. Samples was treated by a Wilson physician who said he suffered a broken leg. His son received cuts About the head and shoulders. Samples' wife Jumped inlo a ditch anil was not hit. Brodic Harris. Blytheville Negro, was Injured slightly Saturday night when the car he was driving collided with a semi-trailer truck driven by Roland Michealis. 31. of: Hampton. la. stale Trooper Walker Highway 61. No arrests were made pending further investigation. Mr. Michealis was not hurt. Wagon, Truck Collide In a third accident Saturday night, a Luxora Negro and his wife received bruises when Ihe mule- drawn wagon they were driving was hit from behind by a truck driven by John Henry Wright, who gave his address as the Blytheville air base. State Trooper George Irwln said Wright and a companion. C. F. Brown of Tampa. Fla., were Intoxicated. Both were held today In the county jail at Osceola. The Negroes were Roy and Mary Jones. Tile accident occurred aboul one and one-half miles north pf Osteola on Highway 61. Shirley (Judy) Hydrick. 12. of Hickory Ark., drowned In a lake at Lake view, Miss. The girl, who couldn't swim, slipped off a float about 25 yards olfshore and a play- male's cries for help went unheeded by the crowd. Her body was recovered n-llhln 20 minutes, 'but efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. Albert Ballard. 17-year-old Hot Springs youth, drowned while swimming In Big Mazarn Creek, nine miles west of Hot Springs. Witnesses told Sheriff I. G. Brown that the boy had been holding to the' side of a boat and "just let loose nnd disappeared." His body was recovered about four hours later. General MacArthur's headquarters said the North Korean Reds in force were shitting their pressure from the central sector lo the west and southwest. The Communists captured Chln- Ju, 55 miles west of Pasan, vital u. S. base. Associated Press Correspondent Hal Boyle reported from outside Chinju lhat Ihe Americans wilhrirew from the coastal anchor to new positions less than 50 miles from Pusan. Arriving direct from the United States, many of the new troops headed out In trucks lo plug holes punched by North Korean Reds along a rectangular front before Pusan. on the southeast coast. Up lo 200.000 men were reported in the big Red surge against the shrinking defense srea. PreMUM on Kunii-lnm In the central front new pressure was put on Kumchon. But a U. S. First Cavalry spokesman there said the city "will be held at all costs." He said the troops had been forced back slightly to.Ihe east, however. Kumchon is 32 miles north- Verdict Delayed in Fatal Shooting Of Don Edwards, Wounding of Wife A coroner's jury today was investigating a shooting yesterday which resulted in the death oi Don Edwards, 55 ; yc;u--old Blylheville business man, and serious injury to his '11- year-old wife. . The couple was found in a bedroom of their home at 213 Kentucky this .morning by a neighbor, Mrs/ • S. ,fc: Owens. Mrs. Edwards' M'afi-fouid^ lying 1 across a bed. Her ijiusbimdtf body was on tlik floor a jfew feet away. Both had been shot 'through the head. Coroner E. M. Holt said shortly after noon today that an examination of Mr. Edwards' body revealed "definite signs of powder burns around the wound" which would indicate that the shot which killed him was self-inflicted. Hr also staled that Ihr jury had not reached a verdict at Ibal lime and "probably would mil announce a verdict unlil lomorruw, pending-the outcome nf Mrs. Edwards' condition." A German Iiigcr-type pistol was found lying at Mr. Edwards' feet. It is believed to have been the gun with which the couple was shot. Mr. Edwards had been dead for several hours when hLs body was found and hLs wife was uncorvrcious Mrs.. Edwards was rushed to the Blythevill Hospital where attendants-listed her condition as "critical". The Jury was called into session at the Edwards' home a few minutes after the shooting was discov- ered. The jury was still in session at noon today. Sheriff William Berrynian, who with Prosecuting Atorney H. G. Parrlow, conducted a preliminary investigation before the coroner's jury was called in. Believed Shot Sunday Morning Mr. Edwards was shot at the base of the skull, slightly behind hi* right ear. The bullet is believed to have gone completely through hLs head and lodged in the bedroom wall a few inches from the ceiling. Splotches ol blood and. hair rers found on the ceiling near a bullet hole in the wall. Mrs. Edwards was shot at the base of the skull in the back of the head a few inches behind the left ear. 'r'he shooting is believed to have occurred around 11 a.m. yesterday Mrs. Owens, who lives next door to the. Edwards' home, told the coroner's jury that she and her son, Britt, heard what they believed to be a pistol shot in the Edwards' home around 11 a.m. yesterday. A thud was heard immediately after this shot, she said, and about 30 minutes later a second shot was heard. Heard Groans • Mrs. Owens quoted olhcr neigh- bors as saying that they heard groans coming from the Edwavds' home Immediately after the shoUs. Mrs., Owens "stated that she noticed JJr. Sgflwds'-truck was still parked In front of Ihe house Indicating -thai he did not go lo work and that she went lo investigate, it was then that she found the couple. Charles McDaniel, who was associated with Mr. Edwards in the Don Edwards Company, a typewriter and adding machine firm, testifed before the jury and identified the luger pistol found on the Ijedroom floor as one kept by Mr. Edwards In the office of his typewriter firm wWch Is located at 112 West Walnut Street. Mr. McDanlel also testified that this morning an employee of the firm found a bullet hole In the ceiling of Ihe firm's typewriter shop, which is located in the back of the building that houses the office. An empty German luger cartridge was discovered on the lloor of the room, he said. Maj Have Tested Oun He expressed belief that someone, possibly Mr. Edwards, went to the office yesterday, got the pistol and fired a bullet Inlo Ihe ceiling lo determine whether or not the pistol See SHOOTINGS on Paje 1Z west or Taegu, rail city northwest of Pusan. As the decisive bailie raged. Gen. Douglas MncArlhur and his top advisers, flew [o Formosa to lalk with Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek, Nationalist Chinese leader. The Korean fighting now Is spread over a rough rectangle. II extends 80 miles up the east coasl from Pusan lo Yongdok, thence west 70 miles to Hamchatig. loo miles due south from Hamchang to the vicinity of Chinju. Three U.S. Divisions Spread thinly through the mountains and valleys are three U.S divisions—tlic First Cavalry and the 24th and 25lh Infanlry Divisions Ihe U.S. Fifth Air Force and fighting South Koreans. Dispatches from the front said many Communist dead were strewn on Hie balllcflcld. Their own Iruck. raced over Ihe bodies, Irylng to reach new positions against Ih Americans. AI least Iwo Red Divisions led the powerful flanking movemeii around Chinju. 1.1. Gen. Walton H Walker, commander of the U.S Eighth Army In Korea, ordered Ills men two days ago to fight or die in their present positions. U.S. pilols strafed the Reds, clalm- lo have killed many. Bodies were described as littering the field "tike confetti." There was one brcak-throuch Kochang. 45 miles southwest of Tae- gu. emergency capital of South Korea. U.S. forces there reportedly withdrew Intact. Hamchane Infiltrated Reds infiltrated HamchniiK nnd around Kumchon. They killed four Americans arid one Korean officer in a.- schoolhouse In a command! iai<(. five of the raiders were killed Atomic Poison Weapon Considered — U.S. Produces Record Amount Of Explosives for A -Weapons By FRANK K. CAREY Associated I'rt-s.s Science Reporter WASHINGTON. July 31. IIP,— The Atomic Energy Commission said today lhat since January il has produced u record amount of the explosive which goes into A-bombs. It also disclosed lhat U Is studying the possibility of making an atomic iioison weapon. In a semi-annual report lo Congress, the atomic agency lold of a stcppcd-up program during the first six 'months of this year, involving "all forms" of atomic weapons, including the h'ydrogcn Ixi nib. And It hinted that this may have resulted In greater production of atomic bombs by saying that during the six month period "the rate of current operations" on the entire atomic project had "accelerated." In the same period, the commission said, production of uranium- 235 and plulonlum—the explosive Ingredients used in making atomic bombs—hit "the highest rate in the history of the project," The same materials also are used in experimenting with atomic power for Industrial plants and ships. B & W Store to Hold Prices 3 Months There will be no price raises on any of the merchandise sold at the Black and White Stores here and in other cities within the next three months. Nathan Shain- berg. president of the Sam Shain- bcrg Dry Goods Company which operates the -stores, announced today. A statement released today by Mr. Shainbcrg staled that "In the course of our normal operations, we have purchased our full rc- tlulremcnUi for the fall season at prices considerably below present market quotations. We believe lhat people are entitled lo buy these -goods at the retail prices in tine with those at the time the "In adopting this nrm price policy for our company, we do not mean lo be predlcllng the course of the market, ft would indeed be foolish for anyone to make such an attempt. We do know, however, that there Is enough merchandise on hand and In various processes of manufacture; enough to satisfy the normal needs of every man, woman and child In the United States. We see no reason for scare-buying or for unwise business policies that might incfle scare-buying. "It Is our opinion lhat Ihe only sensible way to stop hoarding and ir, imc w.th those at the time the lalk of hoarding Is to let £ op e orders *ere placed. To do other- know that there U enough .J*. . wise would be to take advantage that there ui enough goods lo satisfy their needs »nd that The commission carefully refrained irom saying outright whal its rate of A-bomb production was during the six-months "Atomic weapons and fissionable materials." it said, "were produced at the rate authorized by Ihe President for the calendar year 1950." It didn't give Hie rate Mr. Truman had authorrad. Trie agency reported a possibility ol increasing its supplies of precious uranium ores from bolh foreign and domestic sources. U made no .••-atemcnt as to progress on the hydrogen bomb. As lo Ihe third possible alomlc weapon—radioactive poisons—the report said only that "studies on the feasibility of radiological substances as s method of warfare were continued." Radiological substances send out rays which could contaminate a target area with dangerous radioactivity, forcing the surviving Inhabitants to nee. At a news conference In connection with Issuances of the AKC report, a commission scientist said studies so far Indicate the use of such materials Is "possible but perhaps not practical at the pres- See ATOMIC on Paje 12 New York Cotton Oct. . , ._--_ — ^ a ^ ^, ratiaiy iiivti riCTOB aria that ' <JCl. tt'^^£™;& Ki^~5 .S^^s-^'ss'ss.- two miles south of Blytheville on' th.-« monui " ""' t !l™A c ! v .?'_. br . 1 . n ? Rbout *h?rlage., , M,y by ibove-nornULl purchM*." Open High Low Close ... 3864 3368 3830 3845 ... 3262 3862 3830 3843 ... 3857 3857 3827 3841 ... 38Ui 3950 38M 3833 Americans were wounded. Tom Lambert. Associated Pres. correspondent. reported Alllei planes strafed and set fire to Ham chang. An Army spokesman s;tid U.S. forces hailed a tank attack In that urea. The First Cavalry was credited with knocking out 12 anll-aircraf guns and an ammunition dump li the. Hamcliang area. But. Gen. MacArthur's headquar ter.s, In Its early Tuesday lelea.st smel Ihe heavy pressure "from Ihe Reds had shifted lo Ihe west and soulhwest. The announcement said the Red food supply was getting low It reported pillaging by small Red bands The headquarters statement said the numerous railroad tunnels were being used to bide ammunition from raiding American. British and Australian planes. Maximum Allied air attacks continued Twelve tanks were reported moving toward Hndong to reinforce two Enemy pressure was reported Increasing ea.it of Kochang. News Briefs- "v Thr Associated I'rrss WASHINGTON-President Truman told Congressional leaders today he Is sending up a messagi- a.skmp $1.000.000.000 additional for military aid to anil-Commun- ist nations burn s.iW loday llial President Irumnn sllll thinks hr b»s askerl ror enomh ernnomlc. conlrols bul probably wniiMn't '- a hill nrn. vi'Mng e.Ttra ones. Congressional k. ar l rrs discussed Ihr rinrstlon of domestic cnnfroh with Mr. Truman bccaim of rls. Inc scnllmrnl In Congress lo |ro bejonrl Iht steps he has surgrsled. WASHINGTON Senator O'Ma- honcy <D-Wyo> called today for an Immediate excess profits tax based on average corporation profits for the W7-49 period. O'Mahoney. chairman of the Senate-House Economic Commft- lee. said he would offer Itm proposal as an amendment to the 55000,000.000 tax bill asked by President Truman to help finance the Koiean campaign and an expanded military program. WASHINGTON - The House Armed Service-. Committee loday annnimrrd crealion of nine "ei- pedllln* subcommittee*' to speed np the inuUI-hillion dollar re- armAmenl program. N. O. Cotton Oct Dec Mar May UOO 380& 37&0 3783 ' July Open High Low Close 3842 3842 3808 3827 3840 3840 3815 3826 3838 3838 3812 3827 3830 3630 3790 3818 3775 37T7 J730 3710 —Courier News Photo FIHST SOYBEAN CONTKST ENTRANT-C. D. Long of New Liberty (seated), winner of the 1048 Soybean Yield Contest, registers as the Iir 6 t entrant In the 1950 event. Looking on is Virgil BriUaia, enlry chairman of the Jaycee-spoiisored contest. '48 Champ First Entry In '50 Soybean Event The winner of the second annual Soybean Yield Contest, held here In 1048, Is going to have a try at regaining the Ed Crilz trophy that goes to the contestant who produces the best yield per acre. ~ * Hc is C. D. Long, manager of tin I I I < I I Cllr l>cnlcr Farms near the New Ub- I OnnnlH IA I AH/I erty comm »nlty- Jim Smolncrmon LvUUUlU IU LullU °' B| J" hcvlll « won the annual yield r fcwil*« contest last year. Mr. Long is the first entrant in the 1830 event, which Is the fourth to be sponsored by the, BlylhtvilU Junior'ClifXmber of • Comfrtereer- c - •Vlrgil Biiltaln, entry chairman, saUT today, that a drive to obtain entrants for this 'year's contest is under way. Counly-Wfde Inleresl Sought County-wide Interest will be promoted in the entry drive for th« 1B50 event, with the aim of solicit- to Lend His Royal Power Prince Offered Control Temporarily in Effort To Settle Dispute BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 31. (/p, — Premier Jean Duvlerusart de- • clarcd today that King Leopold '"" more l )arllcl l >a " ts f ™m South !,„. nff , i_ . .... Mississippi COUntv. Mr. HrlF>.a!n has offered to temporarily delegate his royal powers lo Crown Prince Baiidouin. The premier said the king made Ihe olfer on condition Ihe opposition Socialists withdraw their political and economic demands and make them taler Ihrough parliamentary channels. This announcement came after both Duvleusarl and Socialist leader Max Buset had conferred with Leopold this morning at Lackcn War Threatened The king's decision was disclosed as the crisis over his return from exile ten days ago threatened to plunge the nation Into civil war. The vanguard of an army of anli- Leopoldlsls was reported already marching on Brussels. Three anil- LeopoUlists were killed by gendarmes last night In Liege. Tills climaxed a wave of violence and strikes which had paralyzed the nation's economy. Unset had Willed before going to the palace that the hour n\ J,co- pold's abdication was close at hand. Conference Held Buset held an hour's conference with the ruler he had promised never to sec unless It was to arrange for his surrender to Ihe Ihrone. The premier declined to say whether the hoped for solution would be the king's formal abdication or a milder delegation of his powers In Crown Prince Kaudouin. Negotiations were proceeding In a powdcrkeg almospherc. The pro-'.copold government admitted tha' crippling nationwide strikes were spreading. It said more workers left their Jobs in Antwerp Ghent and Brussels. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T A; T 150 5-8 Amer Tobacco 65 1-4 Anaconda Copper 323-4 Beth Steel 413-8 Chrysler 66 3-8 Coca Cola 123 1-4 Gen Electric 46 Gen Motors 85 1-4 Montgomery Ward .. 53 N Y Central 14 1-2 Int Harvester 29 J C Penney 55 5-8 Republic Steel .1 317-8 Radio . is 1-2 Socony Vacuum 21 5-8 Studcbaker 283-8 Standard of N J 78 1-2 Sears 427.5 Packard . 4 U S Steel 36 3-4 Southern Pacific ',.. M 1-4 said. County, Mr. Brittain "The Jaycee committee hopca that by gaining the support of th« entire county, the contest will become one of the major agricultural activities of 1050," he said. Purposes of the contest mcludo promotion of Mississippi County n.i n soybean-producing county and finding the most efficient methods of raising soybeans. According to contest rules, harvesting must be completed tefora Dec. 1. Winners will be announced in December. In addition to the Ed Crilz trophy, named for a former Mississippi County farm :igent and pioneer soybean producer, the lirst place winner will receive $100. The runner-up will receive S7o and the third-place winnc rwill be awarded $50. Mr. BriUatn said that with increased .-roybcnn acreage this yc.ir, more farmers arc showing an interest in soybean production. This, lie said, should rc-suit in "keen competition nnd a record-breaking contest." Aug. 25 Is Knlry Deadline. Any tanner growing five or more acres of soybeans is eligible to enter the contest, Mr. Britlain s<iid, and can register with any .iiembcr of the Jaycee contest committee or ,H the county agent's office m the Blylheville Court House. Announcement pamphlets and entry blanks are lo be mailed p'roi- pcclive entrants by the committee. he said. Entries will be accepted umll Aug. 25. Assisting Mr Brittain with '.he entry drive arc H. C. Weathers .,nd A. L. Chaflln. Other members ol the contc.4 committee, headed by Johnson Blackwell. include Cnarles Roy Lutes. Bavlor Abernnthy. Ben Henderson. Foy Etchleson and William I!. Wyatt. Truck License Deadline Tonight Last-minute rushes caused by late-buyers of true): licenses were anticipated today and tonight st offices of the Arkansas Revenue Department in BlylhevlUe and Osceola. Midnight lonight U the deadline for purchasing the licenses. Both offices are scheduled to remain open tonight—until midnight If it is necessary to arcomodate the last-minute buyers. Penalties for late purchasers of truck licenses will go Into effect tomorrow. Soybeons< High Low CIos« Nov 2.62->i 257'i 2.61'l Jan 2.64 2.59'J 2.62\ Mar 2.66*, 2.62 2.65H May 2,6814 2,63 >i 3.67M

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