The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 239 Blytheville Dally New* Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI .LR, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Good Year Looms For Farmers in Spite of Controls 228,000-Bale Cotton £ Yield Anticipated; J* Diversification Urged By Harry A. mines Courier Kews Staff writer Mississippi County's agriculturally dependent economy should maintain its oruiiK- brium during 19f>0 despite the return ol' acreage allotments. MissiiHppi counly Farm Bureai president Harold .OhlendorC urged farmers lo do their utmost to make the farm program work "e v e n though some features of it aren't appealing to them." In remarking on Ihe outlook foi 1950, Mr. Ohlendorf minimized chances of a crisis arising due to displaced tenants and observed that "there ave still furms which ne«< good tenants." "Shortly aflcr Hip first nf Ihc year, we hope lo or^ani/e a cum- inillce In survey tenant homes in the coiinly," he sluU'tl. "It will he the purpose of thi. group to make an effort to improve appearances of tenant houses and although it sounds like a big job it can be done. Several lane owners have already done much t< Importance of a national or "improve tenant houses." ganization representative of farm ers' interests was emphasized by the county Farm bureau head. "Tlie farmer must be repre.scntated on a national scale by an active f ertilization.-This is especially true bw that we never know what to- r morrow may bring in the way of legislation affecting the farmer. In this same vein, I would like to point out that it's also necessary that the farmer keep himself posted on those things which a fleet him. "We hope to see favorable action on the oleomargarine tax In the new year and an increase in farm storage. As far as acreage controls are concerned, we have had them before and with tlie favorable allotment we've been assured of. the outlook for 1950 Is good," he said. - Goort Cotton Yield Possible The county will have approximately 228,000 acres in cotton next year. Many figure the yield in 1950 will be above this year's which probably means a 22&.090 bale crop. There are two reasons for the expected increase in yield: l) with only 47 per cent of cultivated land slated for cotton, farmers will choose carefully, those acres on which they will grow their money crop; and 2) even with the best t nd in use, many are predicted lat more fertilizer will be used ni the county in 1950 than ever before. Acreage control, which received Rn overwhelming endorsement of farmers in the county, has Its brighter side. Keith 1. Bilbrey. county agent for North Mississippi County, pointed out that some are welcoming controls as an opportunity to build up their land. The cut in cotton means that farmers will have a chance to rotate crops. They had the chance, of course, without controls but some delayed putting sound rotation practices in operation apparently because they figured there would be time enough for that when controls returned. To Plant More Soybeans Mechanization seems to he in for another year or progress. There's nothing to Indicate that any rapid acceleration of farm ' mechanization wili lake place, bul on the other hand implement dealers are looking for no severe dip in the trend toward mechanization. Soybeans and corn are ex|>cctcci to take up the non-cotton acreage created by control.-. The county agent's olflce here estimates that .^Uie bean will be grown on about ^j 10.000 acres in the county. Estimates on a support price on soybeans, if forthcoming, hold that It won't slide below SI.80 per bushel. Corn acreage, which Mr. Bilbre> estimated at .'{0.000 (hieing 19-19, may double in 19oO as farmers bc^iii acquiring more live.stock. Wet seeding weather and excessive rain throughout the year hurt alfalfa last year. About 25.000 acies arc staled for alfalfa in 1950 but this figure will be govcrnei largely by weather nt seeding lime. With pork prices down. Mr. Bil- brry points out. success in hog raisins will bo achieved only through care anci efficiency. Two things he lists as essential are disease prevention and balanced rations. He explained lhat the average farm family will fare better during the coming year if it will prepare to become more self-sufficient. A milk cow. family-size poultry flock garden, and home meat prodilctior will help along lhi s n nc he slated Labor Conflicts' I mpact To Hurt 1950 Business 1950 IN A NUTSHELL General Business: National Income: Farm Income: Bituminous Coal: Anthracite: Crude Oil Products: Steel Output: Off 5% Automobile Manufactures: Off 15'i Off S'/o Building and Construction: Oil 7% Olf 15% Natural Gas: Up 5% Up y.'o Foreign Trade: No Change Off a'.'o Airline Passenger Miles: Up 5',i Up 5% Military Activities Off 5% Including Aircraft: Up 20% Retail Trade <S Volume): Oil 3% to 10% ft-: New York Cotton Open Mar 3075 May M55 July 2307 Oct. 2848 Deo 2837 Hi«h MSI Wo 3008 2855 5841 3OTS 3055 M9S 284:5 2835 N, O. Cottor Mar. May -July Get Dec. upcn Hii?lj A .. 3070 3074 306S .. 3051 SO.iO 3049 . 2 31 MOO 2089 . . 28-10 2&S5 M'0 1:30 3078 306.1 300? 2345 2S35 1:30 3073 305G 20SI5 By Ituger \V. Habsim The total volume of business for 1950 will be less than that of 1049, clue primarily to Ihe unfortunate labor conflicts. Considering that the innocent consumer will be the chief sufferer and will be obliged to pay the bilh. it seems too bad that labor troubles should upset the applecart. Labor Onllnuk 2. Even with all the threats, there will be few wage increases during 1950. On the other hand, all labor negotiations take the minds of botli the employees and Ihe management off their regular business- However Ihese negotiations come out, they result in a loss from the standpoint of the country as a whole. 3. There will be fewer strikes In 1950 than in 1949, but there will not be fewer extended negotiations which are very expensive in themselves. 4. T h e Tafl-EIarUey Lav. will continue to slaud throughout, 1950, although many schemes for detouring this law will be devised. 5. Tlie great drive against the )ig companies will be for pensions ind;or for sick and other benefits. These will probably be helpful to .he wage workers and may uid In roiling out the business cycle, but hey will be paid for by consumers. 6. It is hoped that all parties . will begin to realize during 1950 that the real road to national progress j sttirough increasing produc- Jon and greater efficiency. This is 'he bright light we see in the labor iituation. 6. ft is hoped thnt all parties will begin to realize during 1950 that :be real road to national progress through increasing production and greater efficiency. This Is the bright light we see In the labor situation. Commndiiy I'rices 7. Movements 1 n commodity prices during 1350 will vary with different groups or industries and of products, but altogether there will be a general lowering during 1050. We, therefore. going easy on inventories. 1950 is a time (o get out of debt and stay out of debt. Speculation in commodities should be discouraged in 1950. 9. We believe that the cost of living has • turned down for the present. The average for 1950 will be less than for 1949. 10. Practically B ll rental prices will average less in 1950 than in 1943, notwithstanding the excess of money mentioned under Items 27, 28 and 29 below. Farm Outlook 11. The total farm income for 1950 should be less than that of 1949, which means lower prices oh the average for wheat, corn, pork, poultry, eggs and certain dairy products. Farmers should diversify more In 1D50. get out of debt and put their surplus money into savings, in preparation for the next crop failure. 13. The supply of certain canned vegetables and fruits (except citrus) should be greater during 1950 than at the same time during 1949. The prices of these products should fall off, baring some weather. Insect or blight catastrophe. 13. Poultry and dairy products will especially increase in volume during 1950 with prices averaging less than in 1940. 14. Farmers will continue to work to hold prcesent subsidies. It is jiopukir to criticise the vast amount of crops \vhich the government owns or is making loans on, but this surplus in storage may bo a great blessing when the next crop failure or war comes. Taxes 15. The federal budget will be increased during 1950 over that for 1949. 10. Over-all federal taxes will not lie increased during 1950 and there may even be some readjustments to cncouiafje venture capital. Moreover, some of the nuisance taxes Sec OUTLOOK on rage 5 Senator Sees No Tax Hike in 1950 Millikin Says Excise Levies Stand Good Chance of Being GUI- WASHINGTON. Dec. 30 (.•!>>— President Truman might as wcl abandon any hope lie niiiy have foi a tax nc.xt year, Senatoi Millikin (R-Colo) said today. The Republican leader declared that on the other hand there is "a ver, ooil fighting chance" that, Congress will approve a cut in excise taxes at the session starting nex Tuesday. Those taxes are the levie: on such items as telephone bills etectirc light bulbs, fur.s, jewclrj ami transportation tickets. Millikin Is chairman of the con Terence of al] Repubican Senators He aso is the senior GOP membfi or (he tax-writing Senate Financi Committee. In 1948, !ie stecvei through the Senate the 55.000,000. 000 income tax reduction ivhic'h Congress passed over Mr. Truman's veto. The President has blamed that tax cut for most of tlie federal deficit, which administration officials estimate will amount to about S3,500,- 000.000 for the fiscal year ending next June 30. And Mr. Truman hns said lie knows of no way to wipe out the deficit without raising taxes. Some May Fie Cut There have been important Indications, however, lhat the presidential messages being prepared for Congress might call for a cut in taxes as well ns for increasing some other taxes. As for an increase. Millkin recalled that Congress did nothing at the last session aout Mr. Truman's request (Inter withdrawn) for a S4.000.000.000 hike in taxes. "I don't think there is tlic slightest chtince for any kind of a tax increase next year, either," Millkin added. But he snid he found "rooting- tooting" sentiment in Colorado for a slush In excise levies. They ought to be cut hack to at least the IC« level and there may well be an Two Phone Companies Seeking Rate Boosts LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 30— tifl— Two Arkansas telephone companies are seeking rate increases to offset effects of the new minimum wage law. The Western ArkansasTclephonc Co.. Russcllvillc. and the DcQuecn, Telephone Company. DeQucc'i. have asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to approve new r.ilc scheduled to be come effective Feb. I. The new federal law fixing minimum wages at 75 cents an hour is effective Jan. 25. Strong Anti-Red : ol!cy Shaped by J.S. in Far East Naval Force Bolstered By Addition of Two Destroyers, Carrier 11) John M. Iliililnwer WASHINGTON. Dec. OT. </!'j—The United states was reported today o be shaping a vigorous new ]tol- cy—backed by n bccfed-up Asntic fleet—to block Ihe spread of Com- minlsin in u le Far East. The Navy said Ihc 27,000-ton, 45- il'.ine aircraft carrier Boxer imd wo destroyers have been dispatched 0 strengthen the Seventh Task •>ct based in the Philippines. Announcement of this shift In lavat power late yesterday followed 1 session between President Tm- nan and his lop military and dip- omaiic strategists. Members of the National Security Council wouldn't say what went on, but It is ktuiwti hat planners have repaired a blueprint on Asiatic policy for Mr. Truman's approval. At the same lime, the Slate Department broadcast to U. S. shlu- ling lines a warning from the Ka- :ionalist government of China that the approaches to Shanghai, the Chinese Communists' largest pint have been completely blocked b> mines. Shipping Hcml Protests That brought a prompt rcspoit. from H. J. Isbrandtsen, president of the Isbrandtsen Line. That company, practically u,c only one op- crating American ships in the area has run into frequent trouble recently with Nationalist blockade ships. Isbrnndiscn said in New York he has wired Secretary of State Acheson asking lhal a ••strong protest' Six-State Phone Strike New Year's Eve Seems Certain ST. F.OUIS, Dec. 30. (AP)—A union attorney saiil lo- day Uml ":>H things now slantl" a strike of 50,000 South. western Hell Telephone Company employes in six states will start at, midnight tomorrow—New Year's Eve. {,'liarlcs W. linker Oilliorl L. Smylho COTTON HELT AGUN'TS I'UOMOTKn-Charlcs W. Baker, who has been general agent for the SL Louis Soiithwcslern (Cotton JlcIO Railroad here since May 1948, has been promoted to ucncral "sum. lor the railroad's Pine Bluff, Ark., office. The railroad announced today that lilylheville Notary club. ns " "K'.sseiiccr hi the accomilini; <|pnnil "'<-' 111 at St. Loui.s in 1030. S '" cc UllU thno llc llils scm •'"^'^ Smythe, who comes here from Chi- cinnati where he was a member ol the freight solicitation agency. Associated with the railroad since H] the company's offices in Louis- 1938, Mr, Baker is a native of Hoi- ville, Ky.. Cleveland, O., and Winland, .Mo, in Blytheville he was n slon-Salem, N. C. member of the Dud Cason Post 24 In Cleveland he was president of of the American Legion and the (lie Cleveland Transportation dull, be sent to the Nationalist government on the ground that minc-lay- IIIK is a "clear breach" of Americaii- Chini'se treaties Tlie Nationalists. led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, now have their headquarters on the island of Formosa, not far from Okinawa. The new policy recommendations. said to have been prepared for Mr Truman by the state and Defense Departments, reportedly call for nn American military mission to Formosa— a proposal which was ottered separately in an interview by Sen- Know-laud (R-Calif). , v :j Records Show 78 Lawmakers Have Namesakes on Payrolls )l> William V. Arlioijast WASHINGTON, Dee. 30. (/T|—A check of records showed torlay that office payrolls of 78 members of (lie House included persons with the same surnames as the Congressmen employing them. mission ator Knowlnnd said such even though "relatively small," would be Invaluable in diVcclfh'R American military aid and in helping to train Chiang's troops. Besides the provision for a mission to Formosa, the policy blueprint was said to lay down lines of action around the whole Communist perimeter in Asia for Mr. Truman's consideration. 1'rop for U. S. Policy There was no indication how quickly a final decision might be made. Some authoritative informants said Ihe President would like to have his main slop-Communism program blocked out before the session of Congress opening next week gets very far along. The Navy, in announcing the sea- power shift, referred specifically t ils job as a prop for American foreign policy. "The Seventh Task Fleet constitutes a mobile force readily available to support U. S. national policy and lo serve as a stabilizing influence in Ihe Western Pacific " it said. The carrier will give Ihe Seventh Task Fleet its, most powerful striking unit. Up to this point, the ncct duction." the Senator saltl i llas consisted of one heavy cruiser The Senate Finance Committee I a "_ four *^™ycrs. even greater re- already has approved a measure The Navy also has another heavy which would pare excise to the 1942 I crll 'ser and four destroyers based at Japan under the overall command ol (Jen. Douglas Mac-Arthur. figure in mast cases—a reduction of 50 per cent or more on individual itme.s. Ex-Lawmaker Dies JONESBORO. Dec. an-wi—The Rev. Joe .\. Stepcns of Bimo, a \ former member of the Arkansas! icijisiatiire died In a Memphis hospital last night at 11:40. He was 7ft Soybeans P.O.B. Chicago Open Hii:h Uiw close Mar 230 230 :i28 : S 228'i M »V 22T'!, 22P, T26- 1 ; 22Vi July 224', 224^1 223'i 224 Limited Observance Planned Monday Following Arrival of New Year, 1950 Children will be back in classrooms, downtown offices and stores open, and for the most part bvisi- ness going on as usual In Blythcville establishments Monday, after 1050 is ushered in on Sunday. A few county and state offices will be granted holidays since the New Year Day falls on Sunday, bul such ca-ses arc rare. County Judge Roland Green said that Ihc court hose would be closed and the Welfare and Health Unit offices will also close for the day. The Arkansas Revenue office, P.inners Home Administration, draft board and recruiting offices will close in the City Hall, and iwstal services -will be limited. Hanks To Close The First National Bank and Ka.mers Bank and Trust Company will have closed doors. At Ihc post ] oifice the lobby will be open to offer box .service, but there will be no window or dcliveryy service, excpt in the case of special delivery and perishable packages. Fanfare for the holiday evidently will remain nt a minimum in Bly- OA-jfl •JSTI io«>-» oono J ".-main ni. a minimum m uiy- 2328 2332 2827 2828 | th eville this year, with most partita falling into club, church or family groups. The First Methodist Church Is the only church to announce "Watch Services" on New Year's Eve. The First Lutheran Church will have a short service at. 8 p. Saturday, but in most other church- i es departmental parties are taking I*"" of Btythcvilio. Drive Is Launched To Collect Taxes Unpaid During '49 Raymond Hom.-.r has been des taunted delinquent tax collector foi North Mississippi County and thi list of property owners delinucn for their 1(148 taxes, which were dm and payable earlier lhis year, ha 1 been turned over to him' for col lection, it wa.s disclosed loday. Mr. Bomar Is a former deputy sheriff and has served in othc capacities as a law enforccinen officer. In his new office he wil have hcatiouarters in the count; clerk's office where the records o delimicneie.s are kept. The appointment of the collccto of delinquent taxes was made scy. eral weeks a«o by the delinquent tax board for the county, which was created i-nder an act of the state legislature. The board is composed of County Judge Roland Green John Mayes. county supervisor O f schools, and Mayor Doyle llendcr- * The similarity of names was checked into because ot the recurring complaints of nepotism. The payroll records were those for November. Nepotism, according to the dictionary, means "favoritism shown to nephews and other relatives; 1«- stowal of patronage by reason of relationship rather than eif merit." In many of Ihe •)!] cases of the employes are known (o ho relatives, such ns wives, sons or daughters. But the- records don't show whether the employes arc "relatives of the ijoss or -•.vhelhcp,!*'; siii'h'biiesiMn names is siniltty'&.ieijlneMencc^Bnv is there any implication they don't do ihclr work, j Neither do the record! show the firsl legislation taken up by [ ^'^''relS^ A ^u^nan ^ulbright Sees Victory in New O/eo Tax Fight WASHINGTON, Dec. 33, CAP) — 3enntor Fulbrlght (D- Ark) said today that victory seems to be In s|?ht, aL last in the long fight for •C-apcu^ttf federal ,Vj«s on olfe*ihafc! A HOLLSC- parsed repeal bill, approved by the Senate Finance Committee hist April, is Hinted to be December Sales May Set Record Post-Holiday Bargain Buying May Boost Yule Business Mark WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. f/V) Oct. 1 ember sales may linns up a record for ttie 12th year in n row—de- IH'iKlinf; cm (he rc.sponsn to this week's offerings or "altcr-Chrlsl- mns bnipams,'* A roiirlng climax U> Christmas shopping In ils final week sent dc- pin'trnenl store sales soaring 14 cent above the same week of record- setting 19-18. Federal Reserve Hoard records showed Loday. This upsurge, in turn, pim1i(r doHar-volume figures for (.he four weeks curling December 24 ever with (lie comparable period of Ifl-tH — nnd still higher In volume KODcto. since prices have gone do\vi some. The upswing. nllhmigli it sprint across Ihc nation, wasn't dun en- (Itrly [n a last, minute easing of con The reserve boiircl said It reflector In pnrt nn extra tiny of Christina shopping this year. This ChrJstmn fell on Sunday; last ycur it cruiv on Saturday. Tin; slr.glc week's splurge Hftei dopnrtmcnt store sales for 19-10 t' dale within five per cent- of th comparable period of last yeai trimming down a Ing IT ml previous!, had stood nl six per cent. The boom in department star turnover wa.s sure to be rcflcctei in overall retail sules data, whlcl Is slower In compilation, Rrltul sales In'Rcncrnl have bet tcrcd the department stoic reeor by far this year, holding wltht: the Senate after it reconvenes next Tuesday. It wouki wipe out. the present 10-cent.s-n-imumi levy on yellow colored margarine, ns \ve]l JLS special taxes on manufacturers, wholesalers and re tiiil ens. FuEbright, ft persistent battler for the legislation, tokl a reporter he is confident it will jwss the: Senate if it can bo brought to a vote, He was referring to the threat of a possible filibuster by dairy sl-nte Senators who contend that yellow- colored margarine is a deceptive imitation of butter. In hopes of foresUiUing efforts to talk the bill to death, Fulbright won a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Luejis, of Illinois, before the Semite quit, ui,st laH that the measure would be brought un at the st.irt of the new session, Fnlhright said he doc.s not believe Senate opponents will carry on n very lengthy fight if Dcnio erratic lender.', make it clear at the oiU.scl' that the bill will not be laid aside until a decision is rcuchcd. Nation's Driving, Walking Habits May Save 500 Lives New Year's Eve could put his wife on .he payroll under her 'maiden n' me. Or he could hire his daughter under her married name 1 . - Anywuy, (here ts no law against putting a relative on the payroll. Arkansas Included •Some Congicssmcn report their wives or daughters are efficient and capuhlc, a-s well n.s trustworthy, em- ployes. Records on Senator!;)) employes are not now available hut are expected to be made puhlic .soon. Here arc House incinhcr.s In Missouri and Arkansas who had on their November pnyrolls employes with tlie .same surniiines. and the employes' net monthly salary alter deituctioh.s Tor taxes and contributions to retirement, fund.s; A. S. J. Cwrnnlifiii (D-Mo>— Mary K. Cn rn ;i h an, $'107,26- E. C. Gainings rD-Ark>— Tolli-c Orcn Jfitrris il)-Ark>—Willie Harris. $594.53. Raymond W. Kursl i[>-Mn> — Knmi M. Kiiixt, $:#(( 13. W. P. Norrrll HJ-Ark>—Catherine D, N T (jrri.>ll, S27!.2fi. John B. KiiUivan (P-Moi— Lcomir A. Sullivan. S-1H.14. t :)f^(ici«'icent of loiil."year's level through the period tm CHICAGO, Dec- 30. r,T,—A savi of about 500 lives in 1919 depends a great deal on the nation's ciriv- hi£ and walking habits tomorrow James W. Triniblr M- Trhnblr, $:jfj(j.l2. •D-Arki— Ruth New York Stocks Thf.s dividend in human life was forecast today by the National Safety Council after goiiiK through its traffic score sheet.", /or the first II months of 19iOThf: 500 figure may be revised war<l or downward, (li-pcticlin^ 1:3Q p.m. QL;o1;tti A T Jt T Airier Tobnrco Amconda Copper Ucth .Steel ChryMfir rocn Cola ...".','. Gr-n Kl(; ;h jr Gnn M- tors ]p_ i Monttjomcrv Ward on ! N Y Central 14f> I -?. 7-1 1-2 28 1-4 31 7-8 fil 3-4 1C!) U recor Jirough the period tm lo DC ccmUer. Trade reports Itidicntcd that fo some Hems, demand exceeded sup ply in pre-ChrLsimn.s shopping — notably in such lines as tclcvlslo: sets, where some merchants re poi'tcd running out of stock uruk surprLslnyly .strong orders. Tht.l conld augur well fur after Chrijduas bushiesg. On tht other hand, the salt, boom didn't extend to all line Some retailers complained that pco pie h?lrl off buying Hems .stibjc< to the 20 per rent federal retail ta e of talk about a cub In thus levies next year. Doctor Is Held For Murder in Mercy Slaying OOPFSTOWN. N. II., Dec. SO. lat — A prominent Manchester physician was held on a murder charge today in Ihe mercy death-heel .slay- inp of a 59-year-old woman cancer sufferer. Dr. ircrnnmn N. Sander, 10, fallicr of tv;o young daughters, was ac- cusc'd nf taking the life of Mrs. Ahhic IJonoto, wife of an oil fialert- inan. by inlectiti^ 10 cubic centimeters of air into her veirts. '1C ]>lcinlert innocent to a first dr-f;rre minder chur^e ycslerdav anrl u-as held without brill pending grand jury :ii:tlnn. Hlllslioro County Solicitor William II. Crais; said r>r. Sander, In tlic presence: of \vitnesscs. orally nd- iniltcd injecting the lethul tity.c of uir ns "nn act of mercy" Cralf; nviotcd Dr. Sander as sav- the wornnn had suffered a lonij It is the union's view, he said, ml Southwestern Bell has in olfett a recommendation for set- ing the (ILsjnitc advanced ight by four governors and rcvHe- entativc.s of two others. The governors' conference plan, 'ns for u 15-day period of nego- iation.s witli fhe rilspnte to be llbmlttiMl to arbitration if jio sct- .ement is reached by the end off utt period. ^outliwestern Division 20, CIO iommuniCiUions Workers, accepted lie governors 1 plan on conditiorj hat the compaiiy did likewise. Hut n company spokesman satd: We cunnot nl this time commit, inrselves on arbitration. However, ve are prepared to resume JieE:olia- lons with the (federal) concilia- Eon service." F.vercU R. Cotler, attorney for he union said: "If the management leadcr.s coni- nit themselves to this proposition ns we did, there will be no strike. As things slanrt now. the strike vlli start at midnii;ht Dec. 31." Annlficr greeting Set Both union and company official-. hl they would attenil a meeting culled for 1 p.m. (GST) today by Federal Conciliator A. E. Johnson. The company spokesman saitl ho understood the meeting was called for the purpose of rc.simiiiiK neao- linlions. Asked whether the company would accept or reject the governors' plan lieforc the deadline set by the union, the Southwestern Bell spokesman replied: "We feel that no further statement is necessary." The governors' recommendation (lid not specify how nn arbitration hoard would be selected in the event both sides agreed to tlie plan. Company nmt union officials were In conference with the governors and their representatives for seven and onc-hnlr hours yesterday before, they made their recommendation. Prank P. IvOncrgnn, vice president of the union, has churned "the telephone company Is dclftcraloly Irving lo pruvoke ~a sLri!-.e on orders frorn New York." The Issue over a. Southwestern Bell contract for 1950 Is the first in the Bell system to approach a showdown. "Feel I-'rcc to Slrlkc" Immediately after the governors made their recommendation, a company spokesman said "nt, this time we are neither accepting nor rejecting" the plan in full but that officials of the utility were prepared to resume negotiations. A union attorney replied this means "we will feel free to strike on .Jnn. 1." That's the date set for the end of a 10-day truce agreed to l>y the union %vhcn the governors' conference was called last wee!:. The conference was arranged by O'JV. Forrest Smith of .Missouri, who called In the governors, or their representatives, ot Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas. Arkansas :imi Illinois. If (he unlrm strikes. It will be Inviting Governor Smith to invoke a state law providing stiff penalties for the 12,000 union members in Missouri. The law, known a~ the King- Thompson Act. prohibits strikes against public utilities under Ihrrat of penalties ranging up to 51,000 l day for milon official:;. •1 ti ' mr and that inembers of her fimi- the-place of entire church groups waiting to see the last ot 194Q and the first of 19SO. Watch Service Scheduled The Rev. Hoy I. B.igley. pastor of the First Methodist Church said thnt services there would begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and lhal midnight communion of the Lord's Supper would clirnnx the meeting. In this connection he said lhat this communion service would lake Ihe place of the Sunday morning communion services, bul that communicants could go Into the sanctuary before the preaching services on Sunday morning and be served at anytime. On Sunday evening a family film entitled "A Boy's Prayer" will be , mcnt. Mr. Bnm^r IMS sent out notices of delinquency to many of those who did not pny their personal assessments for 10'IS and already pay- meni.s have been received from several delinquents. It was today. scv- disclosed New Year's Day Mass Scheduled for Pilgrims VATICAN CITY, Dec. 30—(/Pj— Pope pins xn will celebrate New YcMr'i D.iy Muss for Holy Year pilgrims, It was announced today The mass will be celebrated .,, the Hall of Benedictions, largest chamber In the pontifical apart- motorists' and pedestrians' brha- vior on New Year's Eve, the council said. A final trrxffir dentVi loll lor the year was nt .^1.500. Last year the loll was 32,000. During November, the motor denlh count wns 3.020. which was two per cent more than In the wimc month la,st year. This put t>ie 11-month toll at 28.350, a drop of I wo per cent compared with 1948- Merchants Offer Gifts For First Bohy of 7950 B(jrn in Hospital Here Ten men-hauls will Ktcct the first baby born In one of the city's hospitals after midnight, Dec. 31. with an array of ftids xvhirh v.ill carry a total value "f around 5G5. The city's flrsi. child of 1950 will receive B latex nir nur^c, a satin coverlH with pillow, ^n inner sjiring mattre.-s for a crib, silver Ppoon engraved U'ilh ils name and dnte of birth. 3 full case of cnimcd milk.'a gift t>ox containlni; s->r»P, b^by cream. ol! T lotion and powder, two pair ol shoes, five down cans of baby fr<orl, a bottle wanner and $,T credit toward Ihe purchase of another Int Hnrvc.slr Nntional Distflkrs Hppublic Slf.'cl , Untlio Sncony Vacuum . .Sliidebakcr Standard of N J . ily lirul nskod lilm If anything coifld be done to brin^ an e:ici lo her ~* ( * *~% Mifforintj. fii 1-8 j 'i'] ic (.-ounty solicitor added lhat 11 5-8, Dr. Sander njade no attempt t'j 2? 1-2 roncea] the fact he gave the woman 22 -l-M a injection. £1 1-2 VI 5-8 l(i 1-2 27 Ti-i It was nn entry over Dr. Sin- tier's signature in the records o! the HIlLslwro County Hospital—w'.erc Mrs. Uorroto died last Dec.-4—thnt CG 7-B led to his arrest. Fewer Marriage Licenses Issued In County During 1949 Than in '48 shown as 2 special feature. June ts Ifisinir out on ils claim to fame ns the month nt brides, nl least as far us M[--si-->ij!;)1 C'fjiinty ifsidenls are rorv ci ni'd. They prefer Octolx-r and seven other months (ir "\ r.o's." Thl!, year in M'.-.|...',ippl Couuly 1,918 couples joined surh nntrtliles ns thf "Veep." Rila Hiivwnilh. and Dick Tracy lo rcponl the innirilile vows. Cupid must have Ml. a sr.n.-f at Mir.l because In 1918 thcie were- 82 more cnuplcs sccurinc lif/nscs at, county clerks offices lhan th!< y'ar. In 1918 In the O.rcr.lii UWiict 1.2(53 couples obtained licenses ,md at Hlythcvllle tlu-re wet^ 737 fur a tola I of 2.000. .Tune I.tjvos Popularity In 1949 there were 1,280 licenses in Hunt)) Mls-issipni :<ntl less Some 3,000 pilgrims arc ex- I Announcement of Ihe winner will i than half that in.inv in petted to attend. I be made In Monday's payer. licenses. Rej>ort.s from both years inuii ,itr that June is far dov.n the tine in popularity n.^ a bricle.s' month;. Thr-y apparenUy prcftr October. November. DccrrnibiT. J-rinunry, M:ach, July. Anatist and .Septcnjber, In about that order. Monthly issnnnrc of licensee in lf)19 in the tv;o rlislrinLs weic: Jan- 1 "nry, UlytUcvUlft fit and Owf»U, 131: February 4$ and 81: Mirch 41 and 9fi; April 38 and 85: Mny 53 and 94; June 41 and 91; July Gi and 108; Augml. 55 and 104: Scp- tr-mber 58 and 112; October Gfi nncl 128; November 79 and 128 and December 50 and 125. During the two year porinil of 10)8 rtnd I sin (he largest in any one month wa.s In October 1918 when 2:*!) ampler pni<| $3.5,0! Tor a chnnrc to |nov<- that t\vo can- Missco Planter Reappomicd on FCA Credit Board Rufus C. Branch nf Joiner, has heen rouppoiniri! dirof of Ihc Sixth Farm Credit District by Farm Credit Administrallrai Govcnim 1. W. Lliiscall. according lo D. M. Hardy, general ai^out of Ihe Fs-rm Credit Administration of St. Loi'ts. His new tiirm wil! expire on December ,11. 1952. Mr. Branch owns .ind op»ra;-s a plniitritioii at i'e'.'an Point, HI; is chairman of the board of the Odta Products Company of Wilson: a member >•{ the Arkau:< a Farm Bureau and a member of tlic Naaonal Council, Mr, Hardy also announced rhc ir- appointmcnt. ol Fr.-d A. Orcivcs of Cape GiranliMU. Mo. as a director for the board's Thi id nisim-!,. Weather I sissippi, where only 6J2 oauuicd | live as cheaply as one. Arkansas forcr.nsl: Partly cloudy and warmer l/jnight. Occa.-.ioiul rain Saturday. .Missouri fiirec.lsl: anil-rally fair iouthc:vt. increit.'.ini; cloudu-.e-.^i we.-4 mid llurth. Warmer tonicht. Saturday, Incrca.sinK cloiniinc.NF. with light rain and warmer rxtrcme .«outh<> Low tonight. 40-15: High Saturday. 60-65 cast and outh. Minimum this inorning—3'j, Maximum yesterday—G7. Sunset loday—4:59. Sxmrise tomorrow—7:07. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. l—55.4D. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—495. N'ormnt mean for December—11.9. This Dale Last Yi'.ir Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yeslerdny—-10. Precipitation Jon. 1 lo this date

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