BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 237 Blytheville Dally Newi BlythcvlHe Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHliAST MISSOWU BIA'TllBVILUO, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DEClflMBIOK 28, 1<J.|9 Deficit Spending To Be Top Issue In Next Session Both Parties Agree f^ It's Bad, But Differ •As to Necessity By Jark Hell WASHINGTON, Dec. 28—M'j- Ketunung lawmakers chalked up red ink spending today as the top domestic issue in the ne.vv session of Congress opening next week. Democrats joined Republicans In deploring a stale of financial affairs i" which the government will have to go on borrowing from the people • because Us outgo is bigger than Its income from taxes. /.t that point, members of the two major parties parted violently in their comments. Over many Democratic protests, Republicans put the finger on the Truman administration's "Fair Deal" program as the cause of the Treasury's present financial woes. Rraniian Plan Costly Senator Taft of Ohio, who heads the Senate OOP Policy Committee, Bald even worse troubles are ahead if tlie Democrats can push the Brannan farm subsidy payment through Congress. In a weekly report to Ohio-voters, he estimated that subsidies under such a plan would run to $6.000,000,000 yearly. The scheme would guarantee the farmer's income on some perishable products, letting those product. 1 ; reach their own price level on the .market, under tlie plan the consumer would benefit from the lower fices. "Since the farmer and the con~ miners are (he taxpayers, they would simply get a bill from the government for the benefits they are supposed to receive, phis a sum added in to pay salaries to several hundred thousand employes required to administer the plan," Taft laid. Some Democrats, Including Senate Majority Leader Lucas of nil- note, defended red ink spending as a necessary measure lo insure world peace. Prefers Deficit In War Lucas, announcing; he Is running lor re-election, told an audience in Havana, Til., last night: "I hate dificlt financing. T hate to have_ the government borrowing more money from the American people. "But If we must make a choice between B period of deficit financing to strengthen our chance for peace or running ihe chance of engaging In an atomic war. I will declare right now that I prefer tlie risk of deficit financing." TEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Mrs. Grav and Christmas 'girls' (Courier News I'holu) Mr. Stork Makes a Christmas Run — Twins Are Yule 'Gift' Santa Glaus outdid himself when he called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gray, DIG Ciark Street. Christmas day he presented them wltli twin girls, but neglected to name them and now the Grays are open Lo all suggestions for for tlie pair. Christmas presents of this kind aren't unusual for either Mr. Gray or his wife. He comes from a family which included four sets of twins and has j a sister who was born on Christinas f day. she happens to be one mem- their ber who didn't come as one of a pair. Mrs. Jack Ferguson, Mrs, Gray's mother, pointed out that she also has n five year old grandson who first shattered the air with his cries on December 25. The first of the newest member.*: of: the Gray family arrived aiounc G:5L p.m. and the second came 10 ! minutes later. At birth the hu.sk- j iest of the pair weighed in al some- names thing over six pounds while her sister tipped the scales at a dam to five pounds. They were born in Mrs. Ferguson's home and both the girls an< their mother arc doing nicely. The Gray's are really .serious abon' desiring suggestions for naming two girls. They asked tin Courier News to urge readers t< send suggestions to their Clari Street home via mail. They are the parents of two othe; children, Mary Kntherine, 6, HIK Danny Hay Gray, 4. NTW YORK. Dec. 28. (AP)—The I New York Times today said It Is | will retire temporarily from public iictaicas said the country is prosper- j life at the end of his present term '•\Ss and ridiculed Republican lead- I as governor of New York. ers "who tell us we are on the way ! Warren Moscow, political writer to the poorhnuse." I for the Times, .said there are Indi- He predicted, however, that mill- locations that Dewcy will not bu a tary outlays will bo cut 32,000,000,000 In the next year and that a 51,000.000 cut can be made in Marshall plan economic aid to Western Europe. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican floor leader, called for * SI,500,000,000 slash In Marshall Plnn .spending. President Goes Back to Work on Three Messages Rediscovery of Americanism Is Vital, Lions Speaker Asserts Dr. Robert p. Smart yesterday pointed to three principles tha must be maintained in America by the present generation in order tlia Americanism could be re-discovered by posterity. Dr. Smart, head of the Depart incnt, of Biology at the Unlversit of Richmond, Richmond, Va., in a address, to the Blythe.ville Lion Club -at the club's luncheon meet ins at the Hotel Noble, advised tha Americans remember that thi country Is based on religious ceptance, not religious toleration that the two party system be toined; and that Americans neve cease (hanking God for America. I'oiiitiiiff to the walfarc slate tlial das been developed in America, Dr. Smart compared Hie present day vngne in ntlilutlcs to dial of (he American Way, indi- catin;; thai loday (lip public is interested in "Rive, me" rather llian "what can 1 tin," In u\is connection the speaker explained in the past business men would take a job to do a good job and render good service, ex- 'Temporary' Retirement by Dewey Seen candidate for governor in 1950 or for president in 1952, but may come back into the presidential race in 1956 or I960. Dewey would be only 54 years old in 1956. Moscow said there were two "tangible developments" tending to confirm the prediction. One was an announcement from Princeton University that Dewey will deliver four lectures on the "American Political System" there in February and April. The other was what the times called "definite information" that Dewcy would appoint his counsel, Charles D. Brcitcl, to the supreme court of the First Judicial District. The Times said these moves Indicate that Dewey Is seeking the role of parly "elder statesman" where he can comment on public affairs without the responsibilities of office, and that he wants to take care of his close associates in public office before he steps down himself on Dec. 31, 195D. INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Dec. 28. Wi—President Truman ended his Christmas vacation nt liome today and left by air for Washington where among other things a ot of spfech-polisbms> au-ait-s him. Tlie President left in his plane. Tlie Independence, from the Fairfax Airport at nearby Kansas City. Kas , at 12.27 EST. The High! to'Wash- iii-lon from here take.s about four hours f ^ ticsides iiie uicMdi'ntisil party, 'jBimes Daico of Kansas city, a mid-shipman a! the Naval Academy at Annapolis, wr.s on the pbne. There uas sonic extra ,-p:tcc anr? the Prciiocnr invited tlie youth to ride Daleo said hi? parent knew the Prpslcent. Mririaret Ti tn;'ii. '.'.h:i il.iMicd to accmnminy her fatiivr. Changed her mind and decided to st:r; here foi a fev* more days. She plans to j Gen Motors train for \Vashiu2ton Satur- j Montgomery Ward New York Stocks Quota lions: 1:30 p.m. ! A T ,t r i Amcr Tobacco | Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler • Coca Cola j Gen Electric ... nrv n.7ln. Whf-n the FVrsirtcnl set.-, buck to. the White ITou.se. Mr. Truman must, p\U the limshintr touchers on three' major me.sfaRcs to Oiisress and olid-wise resume the burdens of Charles O. Row. presidential press secretary, told, reporters Vhe state of the union menage is almost rcn'l.v, and thai only a little work rrmnins to be none on the budfrol for the fiscal year beginning ncxl Jnlv I. His economic report to Congress also is almost ready. Mr. Trtt- jj'imn may deliver the stale of the *i"-son mc.wro in person a week firm today. There has b"en no final decision us to timing of the three messages, however. Y Cenlrat Tut H-.rvcster National Distillers Reprblic steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp U S Steel Sears Southern Pacific Tl i-2 65 5-8 1132 3- ^ 41 1-2 70 3-4 53 7-8 I! 27 1-2 •22 1-8 23 l-B 12 5-8 Ifi 1-2 2G 67 61 5-8 26 •;:i :t-4 19 3-1 oviets Release American Held On 'Spy' Charge Israel G. Jocobson Freed by Red Troops After Delay at Border VIENNA, Dec. 28. (m— Israel o. acobson. American Jewish relict fficial expelled train Hungary on py charges, was released by Soviet voops today nml returned to the \mcricar. sector ot Vienna. Jacobson hns arrived at the B*U- ol Hold, which Is used by the American Army hero. lies hart been eld by the Russians at the Austvo- Imieariau border alter his expul- ion by Hungary." Brig. den. Jame.s Fry, deputy U.S. ligh commissioner, v/ns assigned to nuke arrangements for .Jacobson's elease. dealing with his Rns.,'-in •ounterpart. Col. Gen. Alexei Zhel- fi\ r . Jacobson was taken into custody >y Soviet border guards last night shortly after he was !rced from En.'Iftii jail and expelled f;x ccunh-y yesterday. He lisa r.r ilcW for 12 days. Wh-n he reached [lie border, a Soviet pairol tr.ld Ivm his papers were not in order. U.S offijials in Vienna promptly oskec the Russians to release Jarabson to American custody. Heply Withheld The U.S. appeal was made throrirh a military liaison officer to Russian headquarters here, bu no reply was forthcoming immediately. Russian troops held Jacobson n~ he crossed fro niHimgiiry Into theli occupation zone at the Austria! frontier town ol Nickelsdorf. The 37-year-old Jncobson. director in Hungary of the Americai Joint Distribution Committee, had been held incommunicado in Hungarian jail since Dec. 15 what Hungarian officials then called "suspicion of espionage again.s the Hungarian stale." He \vas re leased withourt previous announce merit late yesterday and escorted t< the border. A communique from the Hun garian minister of interior sail Jacobson had been expelled becax'51 he "committed deeds violating llr interests of the state and abusini the rights ol ioieigners litre,,' fKICl INOfX flu/ecu of lahoi Slot i ^VW/UHMtf PKICC CONJKOl (NDS Million Do Dairy Firm Locate in COST OF LIVING DOWN SMUIITI.V—The cost of living, as shown by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' consumer price index, was stabilized in 104D on a high plateau sliglilly below the record high level of Ihe previous year. The decline reflected an easing of food prices, especially Blytheville and Forrest City Men Join lowan in New Enterprise Formation of Breesc EnlorpriscK, Inc., as a $1,000,000 ArkHiiRim corporation which will havo headquarters in Hlylhc- villo was disclosed in TJUlc Rock loday when the articles ot incorporation were filed with Secretary of State C. 0. Hal). Smith Sees End Of Phone Dispute Missouri Governor Believes Conference Can Arbitrate Issue JEFFEUSON CITY. Mo., Dec. 2(1. OP*—Oov. Forrest Smith said today meat, and nn improvement in (he quality of clothing and some oilier goods. As the year ended, I lie Index stood at Its lowest 11140 point. How this index is computed and proposed changes In Its compilation lire (AP Wire-photo cimrU. discussed In the story below there good possibility a con- Confusing Living Cost Index Rivals Einstein's Theories pecting a fair profit return, while- today the sense of security IT- being established through looking to Washington for pensions and other assistance methods. In Dr. Smart's discussion. "Can We Re-Discover Americanism.'' he stated that there was little that could be done by Ihe present generation except to train children in the belief of religions acceptance, bi-party government, and a spirit of thankfulness. Dr. and Mrs. Smarl arc in Blytheville for the Christmas holi- oays as guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs. E. a. Ferguson. Guest? other than Dr. Smart Included Walter L. Heard. Jr formerly ol Blytheville. Mr. Heard snokc briefly to the Blvtlieville club He is president of the Newport, Ark Lions Club. Chester nnd Also gnesfs. Dan Caldwcll were Beer Permit Revocation Hearings Conducted LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 28 (yPi — Operators of two Hot Springs establishments were given hearings to- upy on proposed revocation of their rch.il beer permit,?. Revenue Commissioner Dean Morlcy took no immediate action but indicated he probably would suspend both permits for a limited period, rather than revoking them outright. Morlej said both men. M. M. I'hlllips and Lloyd Lemon, admitted having operated punch boards in violation of a Revenue Department order. 'ev,' Yor?< Cot-ton U.S. Recognizes New Indonesian Republic; Cochran Named Envoy Mar. May July °''l Open Hitjh L/nv Close 30fio 30C6 3061 3CC6 3f>M 3014 3039 30H 2078 3679 3975 2970 2836 2R37 2832 2836 2823 2825 282(1 2825 Soybeans Open Hijh tx^w C 'l O'>R-, •)'>1'., ''•'fi 1 , , -' '~' - --" ' -•' '• May 22G\ 22T. 224 22G'a J u'y 223!i 221U 220?; 223U Close WASHINGTON, Dec. 28-I/1V- The United States today formally, recognized the new government of Indonesia. H. Merle Cochran was named as first ambassador to the new republic. The White llou.se announced lhat Cochran lias already presented his credentials. As U. S. representative of the United Nations Commission for Indonesia. Cochran had a major hand In bringing about the agreement that created tho new republic in Ihe East Indies. Cochran has given up his UN Post and also hli post »s am- bassador to Pakistan to lake over his new duties. President Truman is appointing Edward H. Dow. jr.. of Nebraska as acting U. S. representative on the eommi.ssioh for Indonesia. United States recognition of Indonesia has been In the cards all along. This country vigorously promoted the settlement with the Netherlands which brought Independence lo the 77.000,000 Indonesians, and likewise defended their leaders against Soviet bloc •ttackj in the United Natloru, Tuberculosis X-Ray Reports To Be Mailed Negative reports from chest x- rays made in clinics in August are to be mailed from the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association today, Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary, announced. X-ray reports requiring re-checks are being prepared by the Mississippi County Health Unit, and will be completed soon. . The reports are results of clinics conducted in 12 communities during a 14 day schedule. Most county communities with the exception of Osccola and Blytheville were Included. Mrs Redman said that a schedule was being arranged for both Blytheville and Osccola for March. During the August clinics 4,710 x- rays were made by the mobile unit of Nie state Health Department. Fate of French Cabinet Hinges On Tax Hike Vote PARIS, DCC. 28. (AP)—The fate By Sn.ni Daw&oti NEW YORK, Dec. 28. (AP)—Tlic cost oi living holds high, but Ls still well below last year's pi'uk. This is imndunccd today in n government- calcululetl index which hns tit least tv,'o points in common with the new Einstein theory: J. The average man has about as much difficulty understanding how one Ls Arrived at as the other. 2 To qijote Sinstejn' *i Jiave T ot je^-found'A^ay in fk,ifrWi.^vhe It- suits of the theory with explrl- mentnl evidence." Or, on [he cost of iving level—after you've finished paying all the month's pills, why doesn't your remaining cash, if ajiy, go up and down tn sympathy with the rise ami fall In the Bureau of Labor Statistics' tron.sumcrs' price Index? Why can't you notice the difference you're told exists? The HI>5 admits its index isn't all that it might be. And the bureau is spending &4 million in the hope of bringing the index in line with reality. When it does, this may affect, to the tune of a large sum, such wage contracts as General Motors, which is tied in with this BLS index. As it stands, the index measures the changes in the cost of living of city families with incomes around $3,000 a year. But since the complicated weighting formula of the index was set up, living conditions have changed, eating habits nrc different, family Income levels arc much higher. And some critics of the index say thai the mathematical Formula used cati e^t as much as 10 per cent off base. Any error, they contend, grows progressively over the years. How Is the index made up? There are six main divisions: apparel, food, fuel nnd refrigeration, house furnifhiM&s, rent, and miscellaneous. Food Ls further subdivided Into; cereals find bakery products; dairy products; fruits and i-cgc tables; meats, poultry, and fish. The fuel of France's government hung today component Ls divided Into gas nnd on a vote of confidence by the Na- .electricity, and oilier fuels, tipnrtl Assembly on Premier Georges Each month, the bureau .sends Biriauit'.s tax increase program to ' shoppers out in a number of cities record-breaking budget for to buy from ?. list supposedly typi- , cal of what a $3.0GO-a-year family Costs of Living Change Slightly In Past Month WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. (/]')— There MS vliluilly no chtinkc In i liens' cr^sidurlng November, the jkfcbor Departmenf reported Today* Tlie Index of the department's Bureau of Lnlxir Statistics rose but one-tenth of one per cent over October figures. For mid-Novemucr it was ttJB.6 per cent ol the 19HS-39 average. Tills was two per cent lower thnii a year ago but 71 per cent hlgncr "llian the August, :03u pre-war level. All major retail price eroups except apparel and miscellaneous goods and .services rose fractionally in November. The largest price group Increase was for fuel, electricity nnd refrigeration, '['his group rose onc- lialf of one per cent, primarily Icransc of higher prices (or coal and coke. Food averaged one-tenth ot on". i>or cent higher in price In November, with cnffce prices snaring 24 per cent. Retail prices for frc.-Jl fruits and vegetables were five pei cent higher. Most other fnncls rlcclinc;!. Slight reductions also were rated for clothing items. feicncc of governors tomorrow settle a threatened Southwestern Dell telephone company strike. "It, depends on how far apart they nrc," ho told his news con-j ferencc. j "Both sides have assured me they are very anxious to get the thing settled nnd would lean over backward to do It. "rethink there Is a good possibili- ty''we might be abln to arbitrate tlie dispute tomorrow." If no Immediate settlement can br? renchcd Smith snid the Kovcrn- ors o( the six affected states would try to 5d up a mrthosl ot arbitration. A similar governors' conference tlid that .successfully In the Missouri Pacific strike a few weeks ago. Smith reported to«r of the governors promised to attend the conference and the fifth would send a representative. The four scheduled to join him In SI. f,ouls tomorrow arc: Mi-Matli t» Attend. Civs. \d!»l E Stoverlsop ot rilin- ois Sid McMath of ArKanUl, Ho\ J Turner of Okhhnm* "»nd Prn'nk Carlson of Kansas. The fifth, Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas, ha? promised lo send nl state official to represent him.' Tlie meeting starts at 10 a.m. (CST) at the Hotel Jefferson. Smith said he hoped it. conlil be finished by tomorrow night. 'Hie Missouri governor said he .vould go Into the meeting with no definite plan of settlement In .nlnil—"I wnnl lo get both sides first," he sn'd. He has one nee In the hole—a state law bnrrinB strikes In public 'itlHtie.s and Imposing heavy fines unions nnd union lenders who ftnrt them. It would cover only the 12,000 Bell employes In MIs- soirrl. Tomorrow's conference agreed to last Friday hy union leaders representing approximately 50,- 0<iO Bell ernpioycs In the six states and by the company. Union leaders agreed then to call n ten-day truce In lllcir strike plan pending the conference. The truce ends New Year's Day. •+ The Incorporators arc Noble Gill ol Blyihevillc, E. jr. Duller, rif Forrest City, and Cicorge N. firce.se of Ankeny, In. Mr. Urcese has been operating Ihe Dairy Treat Company In Ankeny, near Des Molnes In Iowa, anil assets of this firm, which now is operating in several states, will be transferred to the new company, it was dls- cluscd (his morning. The! company Kill sell at both wholesale :lnd retail various products such as s:\mlwicbcs, sandwich spreads, Icp. cream, enslard and other confectionary mixes, some of which arc to tie nununic- Enml liy (lie company. H wns disclosed that present plans call for iipeniiiB two or three retail outlets for the new company in llytlicvlllc, (lie first perhaps 'by •'cbruary 1, The Iowa llrm now has some out- els In this state, nnd ttlso Is opcr- in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Louisana and other states. It is planned o extend operations further into he South, with several rctnil ont- els to be established In Tennessea as soon us possible. The retail outlets will be drlvc- meet 1950. Bidalllt climaxed an all-nigllt ses- ! won 1 tl use. Each item is then .ston early this morning by asking for the second vote of confidence within a week. Bidault summoned an emergency session of the cabinet this afternoon to map the strategy of the government for the budget debate in the assembly. Under a constitutional requirement for a "cooling-off period" the vole probably Mill not take place until early Friday. If Bfdault loses, there Is little hope that his successor would be able to gain the confidence of the assembly. This would mean that, the cabinet can call national elections without .approval by parliament, and deputies would then be faced with defending their scats at the polls. If the premier wins the vote of confidence, his bitterly contested budget of 2,257,000.000,000 francs 56,440,000) will probably be pushed through with the 1523,000,000 IJ435- 000,000) will probably be pushed through with the 1,523,000,000 (S435 000,000) tax boost which hw been opposed by both right wing and Communist groups. 'Quakes. Do $3 Million Damage in Japan TOKYO, Dec. 28-f/l',_Damage In Japan's three-day siege of earth tremors was established loday at more than $3,600.000. The death toll remained at eight. The tremblers shook central Honshu from Sunday night until last weighted to bring it into line with what the bureau thinks il.s place should be in the average family budget. World Bank Undecided On Yugoslavian Loan WASHINGTON. Dec. 23-f/T,- The World Bank said t/xlay it has "not made any decision" whether a loan can oe made to Yugoslavia. "Tlie matter is still under discussion." a spoVesman added. Dispatches from Belgrade said Yugoslav officials told their parliament yesterday that the bank has "agreed In principle" to lend Yugoslavia 525,000,000. Miss America of 1949 Weds School Sweetheart LITCHFIEUJ PAHK, Ariz.. Dec. 28, O7'i—A high school romance has blossomed into marriage for Miss America of 191D. Jacqrc Mercer. Ihe milional beauty qucci.. exchanged vows with Douglas Conk at Ihe nnn-denomina- tional Community Church here yesterday afternoon. They have gone steady for the last five years. But the mnrriiijjc was a surprise affair. Only last Friday the couple had announced their enticement nnd set the date a' .the allnr for next July 4. The new Mrs. Cook Is a resident of Utchflirld Pnrk. She will be 10 next mnnlh. Cook. 20. lives In I'lu.enix. but has hern studying art at the University of Chicago. N. O. Cotton Mar. . May . July . Oct. . Dec. . Open llich .. 30G! 3MI .. 3030 3030 .. 2972 2012 .. 2828 2l):!0 .. 2811 2817 close 3057 3037 2D70 Pope Hails Vatican State As 'CitadcJ of Peace' VATICAN CITY, Dec. 2ft-(/! Pope Pins Xlf today holed the. Vatican slate us a "citadel peace" which stands lirm in troubled world. Speaking to Ihe diplomatic representatives of some 40 nations in rcsixmse to their new year's greeting, tlie pontiff declared that in the world's clfort.s toward peace, the Vatican's potentiality Is Incalculable. "Our hope." he satd. "is to sec this potentiality for peace yet increased until ll reaches complete c'flcaciousnc.'is for tlie good o f all people." cstnbllshmcnls featuring both counter service and self-service vhcic customers can obtain sandwiches, fruit Juice, ice cream and ctlslards. 2324 2317 Police Sergeant Resigns To Take Military Post Chief or Police John FY>stcr today announced the resignation of Desk Sergeant George Ford from the Blythrvillc mice ncpartment. Sergeant Ford has resigned to accept an office position with Co. M. 153rd Infantry, Arkansas National Guard, Chief Foster snld. He had served eight montlis on the police force. Chief FYwtcr stated that Officer Kick Burns has been promoted to desk sergeant to replace Sergeant Ford. Sergeant Hums has been n ~*'' member of the force for four months. Brannan Debates Soybean Control ,Produyion Limits, ^ „.For Ncxf Tear'Coufd : - Rcsult in Surplus WASHINGTON (Dec. 28. M->—Secretary of Agriculture Brmman Li trying to decide whether ho should limit, tlie 1950 production of n, crop that Is not yet too plentiful. The crop is soybeans. .Production was expanded sharply during tho war to provide vegetable oil when foreign supplies were cut oH. Tlic question of placing acreage planting allotments on soybeans has been raised In connection with similar allotments for corn. The bulk of the soybeans is grown In tho midwestern corn belt. Faced with a surplus of corn, tha department soon will cut li)50 allotments in the major corn-producing counties between 15 and 20 per cent below tills year's ncrcnKC. That would mean farmers -j-otlld have to find another use for between 10.000.000 and 15,000,000 acres of corn land. Fears Surplus Inasmuch as corn and soybeans ore easily Intelchan;,'.-ab!e on much mlrlweMcrn land, Brannan aides have sugi;&tcd that if this extra land Is planted lo soybeans, a soybean surplus might develop. Officials of the grain branch of the department's Production and Marketing Administration fnvnr placiiiK limitations on foylwnns as well ns corn. They would not cut down on soybean phihtitlES. but in general limit 1550 plantings lo 191Q levels. Ilrnnnnn Is .-.aid lr> be hc.sila'U about comrnllhiK soybeans, nn th» ground that allotments have usually been applied only after n surplus has bren produced. He is said lo be [earful (hat ad- minlMiatinn critics would 5cizt: lip- on soybean allotments to press their armimcnts (bat he see^s i-» "n f:i- inent" agriculture completely. Buy Police, File Radio lOllr .SMITH. Ark. I)i< 28 '.II — Hie Cily Cnmmn:-iiin lus boiieht A nuink'ipnj r;uh'i .tai[i;j jt -,vi|T serve the polke. fito and t v hhc wirJcs departments. The rriuinrr.i'nt will co-:l Weafher Betty Lou Loses Her Hand But Nof Her Faith l!> Konstd Aulry MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 28. i AP) —Betty I/in Marbtiry'.s right hand —the one she hoped prayer would save—was removed today. A Baptist Hosiptal nurse announced the hand was amputated between Ihe wrist and elbow. Just before entering the iios- pilal room, Betty's spirits were still high KIT laith and courage were unshaken. "!( the Ijord wants my hand, that's all right with me." she said. Doctors decided only an amputation could save the Hie of the M-year-old. tarm girl, whose plea 'for prayer stincd hcait.s acrcxss (he nation. She Is suffering from a malignant bone tumor on the third linger of her riRht, hand, 'lite amputation Is designed to keep the malignancy from spreading through the bloodstream. Her father, Clay M.irbury, broke the news to her RctUly yesterday soon after she WFIS admitted to Haptist HospHal. He told her she might die II the hand Ls not removed, the pretty fifth grate V.TQC lor "She wasn't a child whr-n she heard lhat," he said. "Klic »as a grown-up woman." Later lictiy laughed and chatted in her rom The parents wept Betty's doctor announced the decision l,,.st night to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, which copyrighted the story. It was to the newspaper that the pretty fifth grader wrote for prayer when she learned Nov. 30 her hand inl^ht be amputated just after Chiistmas. N'ews services spread the story over the country. Tho response was Immediate. Churches held special prayers for her. She got thousands of letters and gifts. But she remained sim- !>!« tnd unaffected. and rot y. ;:;.rtly Ark.ln.sns ff>rrc:isl: :-o cold toatetU. Thi rl'jildy ,nui mild. Miss nu rl forrc.isl: Ineiv.isin,? cloudiness tonight with cold wave In northwest tonight. Somewhat warmer in scutheaH tOhi,:ht. Clo'fly and miir-h ccildfr Thinsday wish cold wave In northwest. Low to- ntght. 25-35 in south Hi^h Thursday. ?5-'(5 in mo-.t of slate. Minimum th:s morning—31. M^axinnim yeslerday—55. Sunset today—4:57. Sunrise ton,.11 row—7:05. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 :im. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—55.4!). Mean temperature 'inlfiwuy between high and lo\v)^43. Normal mean for December— tl 9. This Oalc fcnjvi Year Mlnimnm this mtiniiu?—30. Maximvin yesterday.—!0. PrtYipitation Jan. I to this date -51.89.
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