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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 2, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOC. XLVI1U-NO. 163 6lythevllt« Comic* Blyihevflis Call? Parade of Beauties, Bands,FloatsOpens '52 Cotton Contest Blytlierilla's 13th annual National Cotton Picking Con- tost was launched today as a dozen bands, 25 Mid-South beauty contestants and ten floats rolled down Slain Street in th a traditional Cotton Day jwrade. Tonight even more festivities an? scheduled to usher in actual selection of a champion cotton picker tomorrow when some 100 men, women and children will go after $2,500 in cash awards. Authorities Say Red Prison Riot Prelude to Break Valley Leader BJyttmlBe Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1952 Cot. Boerem Reveals Plans of Breakout Were Known by Army fcy GEORGE A. MCARTHUK CHEDU ISLAND. Korea HI—Yesterday's rioting on this prisoner of war island was only a prelude fo a planned mass escape of 5,884 Chinese Reds, U. s. authorities Raid today. AfaJ. Gen. Thomas w. Herren told correspondents the riot was to be a signal for a mass breakout but U. S. troops moved in and "broke the back of the planned revolt." Fitly six of the rioting prisoners were killed or fatally wounded. More than 100 others were in- Jured. Herren pointed out that the breakout was planned for the (bird anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist regime. Army Learned of Plans Col. Richard D. Boerem, Ontario, Calif., commander of the Che ju POW camp, said POW com mand headquarters learned of the planned break last Aiig. 24th and On tap for tonight are two street dances and the contest lo select a queen of the-National Cotton Picking Contest. The queen contest will be held in the auditorium of Blylherille's new high school and will get underway at 7:30. A. S. (Todef) Harrison will be master of ceremonies as the 24 contestants parade across the high school stage in bathing suits and evening dresses. Winner will be awarded an eight- day trip to Havana, Cuba, and a $500 wardrobe. Those girls who finish second and third will get a matched set of luggage and a $50 war bond, respectively. Entry Lineup: Entered in the contest are Shirley King, Blytheville; Ann Kenward, Jonesboro; Jackie Stucker, Helena; Gloria Slice, Paducah, Ky.; Donna Gardner, Union City, Term.; Ann McLerkin, Paragould; Dixie Killian, Manila; Doris Kennclt. Lcachville; Alice Porritt, Cape Girardeau; Josephine Byrd, Kennett. Gleuna Sigsby, Rector; Becky Couch, Humboldt; Frances Stotts. Lake City; Margot O'DDll, Paragould: Rosalie Gorham, Black Oak; Martha Elizabeth Sweet. Forrest City; Jeanette Brown, Hisco, Mo.; Peggy Brinkley, Dell; Sandra Lee Bloodworth, Poplar Bluff. Mo.; Corrine Currie, Covington, Tenn.: Laura Cloud, Lula, Miss., and Trudy Wackerly, Batesville. Entries from Colllerville, Tenn.. Harrison and Marked Tree had not been registered at noon today. Tonight's schedule aiso contains SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPiES FIVE CENTS Stalin Says Capitalists Likely to Fight Selves BEAUTIES REGISTER FOR TONIGHT — MLss Corrinne Currie, "Miss Covington. Tenn.," and Miss Becky Couch, of Humboldt, Term., register with Mrs. J. L. Westbrook lleft to right) prcpatory to tonight's contest at, the New Blytherlllc High School auditorium where a Queen for tomorrow's National Cotton Picking Contest will be chosen. The contest begins at 7:30, (Courier News Photo). two street dances. The Negro dance .will be held on Fitch Street, between Main and pianEicu oreaK last Aug. 24th and "" * Iltl1 ^irueL, nciween Main and immediately began making plans to Asl1 ' and wU1 begin at 8 p.m. with KtnT> If • tlln Tn-fllf>-Ornnv« Drtvo Vinlrllr..- stop It. - He said thai Ihe diehard reds in Compound Seven were supposed to throw rocks , at American guards as a -sljpV "fcr Bert^ Jjjih" mne, I \. other compounds 01 break out Yesterday the rioting Communists ift compound seven threw barrage of rocks at BO U. S. infantrymen and It was then that the American troops retaliated. with -u volley of fire. Borem Said he hud told the troops not to shoot unless attacked. The soldiers - stormed into the compound with bayonets and rifles and routed the defiant Chinese from behind walls nncl from out ol buildings and trenches. The Reds fougiit back with rocks, sharpened tent pole spears, crude knives and barbed wire flails. Borcm said some Red prisoners were so fanatic they "kept coining after they were hit once and had to be shot again before they would stop." Today U. S. troops entered and searched every POW compound on the island. The Army said there were no Incidents and the situation was stable. (At Panmunjom the Communist armistice delegation protested "this major incident of massacre" in a nole to Maj. Gen, William K. Harrison, chief U. N. negotiator. (North Korean Gen. Nam II, top Red negotiator, told the Allies "your side will have to bear full responsibility for ail the consequences arising from this grave incident.") Officials on Cheju today said "compounds are being entered and searched without resistance. Prisoners of war are obeying all orders. The work details are performing their assigned tasks. The situnlion is considered stable." the In-the-Groove Boys holding forth. . Everette Branche and his South- ernaires will play for the white street dance which will-start, on ^s tru, 1 ail } agtant *ll i^Here ^ tomi^-row s «cnedllle ?<fDrmn* 5:00--negisU-atiori of pickers 30 More Sent For Draft Tests Next Pre-lnduction Call Is Scheduled For October 9 The Mississippi County Dralt Board this morning sent 30 Mississippi County men to Little Rock to take pre-lnductton physicals. Today's call was for 35 men but Miss Rosa Saliba, draft board clerk, said that of this number 29 reported, two were transferred to other boards and five failed to report. One man who failed to report to an earlier call reported this morning niul left with todny's group. The county's next call will be a pre-indiiction call for 35 men on 9:40—Columbia Military Academy i Choate, Manila': Eugene nouse Band, Walker Park. -' "* ' ^ 10:00—Starting gun, colton picking Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair, cooler today and tonight. Friday. contest. IO-.15—Slim Rhodes. 10:45—Blytheville H.'eh School band. '" 11:30—Oerie Stetle, Kokomo Crocker and Jimmy Smith. 12:00—Picking ends. Kvening 12:30—Slim Rhodes, Walker Park grandstand. 1:15—Cotton style show featuring contest winners and Maid ol Cotton wardrobe. 2:20^Stuart Symington, Democratic nominee for senator from IVfissouri. 3:00—Gene Steele, Lonnie Glosson, Slim Rhodes. 4:00 -Presentation of awards to champion cotton pickers, 8:00—Blytheville-Jackson. Tenn., football game, Haley Field. 9:30—Cotton Ball, Armory, Colic Stolta and his orchestra. PAIR AM> COOLER fair and cool. Missouri forecast: Fair and cooler tonight n-ith scattered frost over most of state; Friday fair, warmer \vest and north pontons: low tonight generally in the 30s; high Friday 70s northwest to upper 60s southeast. Minimum Ihis morning— 59. ifaximum yesterday— 92. Sunset today — 5:43. Sunrise tomorrow— 5:55. Precipitation 2< hours to i a.m. —none. Tojil precipitation since January 1-3582. Mean temperaltire (midway be- Top Entries In Cotton Bag Contest Picked Mrs. L. M. Cockrell of Blytheville won $35 in prizes for her entries in the clothing from cotton bags contest, a part of the National Cotton picking Contest. Bill Patton. Junior Chamber ot Commerce chairman of the event, said that winners were selected today. Seme 38 entries were matle hi the contest. Best of these will be modeled at Walker Park tomorrow afternoon at 1:15 when Mrs. Blake Polly will be moderator at a colton 'ashion show. Also shown will be the 1952 Maid of Cotton wardrobe which will be King. Miss Other "models will include Mrs. Ben Cooper, Mrs. J. W. McHaney. Mrs. A. S. Harrison, Mrs. James Rogers, Mrs. J. D. Davis, Mrs. Roland Bishop. Miss Nancy Holland and Mrs. Robert LIpscomb and daughter, Linda Lou. Oct. 9. Leaving today were: While — Joe Curtis Mam and Jimmie Shnnnton Thorp, Joiner; k 'ol>" r J_J££V .Jfioney, Sleele. Mo.; Hi'm^'iBlrris, Move) n»g?ur, •Wen Howard "w'oncs, Blytheville: Bobby King, Ohsriea Hudson, Roy Clovis Roberlson, Lvxora; Bob Paiil Etowah: James Francis Purccll Flint. Mich.: Virgil Lee Dobbins, Dvess; Benjamin Edsel McCaslm. West Ridge. Negroes—Calvin Edward McDonald. Bentou Harbor, Mich.: Tony Junior Henderson, Julius Parker, and Frank Hoga, Wilson: Cardell Henrlri.v, J. W. Cross. Eddie Mitchell, Chester Lee. William Sylvester Battle, Junior Lee Bryant,' Willie Lee Love, and Alfred Lackland Jr Blytheville; Andres Wigfnll, Jr., Jaywye, Mo.; Eddie Dixon, Victoria- David Allen Grey. Luxora; and Willie Jones, Armorel. Palling to report Ihb morning were: Whites _ Thomas Gene Warren Chicago; and Rolland Eudy, joiner Negroes —J. \v. Wilson. Blytheville; Alfred Monroe, Chicago; and Preston Gredon, Wilson. 15,868 Qualify to Vote By Paying Poll Tax Mississippi County now has 31 more eligible voters than it had during the past year. A total of 15,368 1052 poll tax receipts were issued in the county this year as compared to 15,831 Issued last year, according to sheriffs office figures. Deadline for the paying of poll* • taxes was midnight last night and the sheriff's office-announced the official figures this morning. North Mississippi County's 1052 total was 9,693. which is 241 more than the 1951 figure of 9,693 but in South Mississippi County poll tax payments fell 204 below the 1951 figure. A total of 6,115 noil tax receipts were issued by the sheriff's office in Osceola this year as compared with 6,319 issued last year. The 1952 poll tax entitles pur- chasors lo vote in all elections between Oct. 1, 1952 and Oct. 1, 1953 which means that persons who failed io pay their poll- Is* before last night's deadline will not be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. Tune to Head Kiwanis Club Nominees Picked; To Vote Wednesday S. E. Tune yesterday was nominated by both nominating committees for president, of the Blyiheville Kiwanis Club. Elections will he held next Wednesday and the new president will Kiwanis Honors Publisher Here Harry W. Haincs Made Honorary Member of Club Blytheville's Kiwanis Club tool- note of National Newspaper Week at Us-meeting •.yesterday when it presented Courier News Publisher Harry W. Halnes with an honorary membership. Presentation was made by Klwan- lan o. E. Knudsen. who said the newspaper had been alert :ir:d -;live in supporting the club's program of aiding underprivileged children and in assisting In other Inside Today's Courier News • . . Bees play Luxora here lo- niRht . . . raps play In Carulh- ersville , . , Sports . . . take office Jan 1. Others nominated include Paul Mahon and Dick Watson, vice-president; Dean Tommey and Emery Francis, secretary, and the following directors: Dan Blodgett. Jodie Nabcrs, ^,'ccii Lowe, Dean Tommey, Wendell Phillips. Waller Day, Bob Bey, O. E Knudsen, Graham Sudbury, Hcr- mon Carleton, R. M. Logan, Johnny White and Don Stevens. Milton Webb will be retiring president ol the club. Other oliccrs include Mr. Tune, vice president, and George Clark, secietary-tietsifrer. Retiring board members are John + East-West Political Machine Hits War TeTmed On All Six Cylinders By The Associated Tress The political machine rolled down the home stretch today hitting on all six of Its big cylinders — Eisenhower, Stevenson, Nixon, sparkman, Tiuman and Tart — but the cylinders marked Eisenhower and Trumaji seemed to be knocking. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Re-' publican presidential cradidiite. invaded the home state of his Demo- catic opponent, Gov. Adlal Sloven- son of Illinois, reportedly simmering over the bitter criticisms President Truman has hurled his way, Associated Press political reporter Don Whltehead aboard the Elsenhower , special train wrote that the long-time friendship between the general and the President appeared to be at a breaking point as they exchanged long-range verbal blows obviously alined at each other's prestige. Stevenson Making Plans Dodgers—] Yankees—2 (None out in Fifth Innlnj) pro- community Jects. Speaker was the paper's assistant, publisher. Harry A. Haincs. who told the group that should freedom of the press ever die. it will "by come about quiet suffo cation, rather than spectacular execution," , Greatest to dan Gov. Stevenson, the only one of (lie top six not actually on the move, was at his Springfield, 111., headquarters working on final plans for a new campaign swing beginning tomorrow, and on a new and bigger TV-radio schedule that may include at least four more "fireside chats." Sen. Robert A. Taft, campaign- Ing In his own state of Ohio for the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket, said !u Cleveland last night he thinks It n sign of a OOP victory Nov. 4 Hint "people are more interested in politics thai] they ever have been in the past." He plans u major speech at Columbus today- Sen. Richard Nixon, Hie Republican vice presidential nominee, ta-t out on a two-week, C2-speech campaign swing with the word that "there is great urgency" for Democrats to vote for Eisenhower, He touched olf his latest tour last night with a speech nt Alexandria, Va., in which he said: "There is only one month left to save America." He plans three Virginia slops today—in Bristol, Danville and Norfolk.. "Sparkman Hit at Talt Sen, John J. Sparkman,'" the Democratic vice presidential nominee, campaigned in Nev,' York State. Before an audience In heav ily Republican upstate Wien last night, he blamed "six-star gener al" Taft »nd other GOP leaders fo: Inflation. The political spotlight, however, centered on the running verbal battle between the President and tho five-star general once reporle< to be his choice for the Democratii presidential Jiominatton. Trmnnn, who today whistle-stop: through Washington Slate with major appearances at Seattle an FIRST INNING Yankees Bauer opened game with -,, free" nITy "' " al »es press, he stated, was In creeping censorship lavorcd by many of the nation's highest executives. "The concept of national security has been expanded to include anything which might be embarrassing to Hie administration . . . hence the president's order that heads of civilian bureaus may suppress which, in their l Stevens. Graham and o. E. Knudsen. bloop iingle Into short right center. Bauer thrown out trying to steal second. Rlzzulo walked. Mantle struck out. Rlszuto out trying to steal second. No runs, one hit, none left. [lodgers Cox rolled out Rizzulo to Collins Reese flied to Bauer In right. Snider struck out. No runs, no >hlts. none left. SECOND INNING Yankees Woodling walked. Berra singled lo riglil center with Woodling going' lo third. Collins called out on strikes. MeDougald struck out. Martin rolled ovit to Reese U Hodges. No runs, one hit, two left Dodgers Robinson walked. Cnmpanelia on hit and run rolled out to Collins with Robinson stopping nt second Pafko filed lo Bauer in right will Doubtful 7 By Knr>Y GILMORE MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Stalin said today it s more probable that capitalistic nations will go to war .him that (here will be a war nvolvinj? the Soviet Union, le declared the day may come when Japan and Germany "break out of American slavery," and he pictured this as increasing the. chances of capitalistic \var. Sialin expressed his views In a )-paso article (probably 25,000 words) in the magazine Bolshevik. Jfc spoke on Ihe eve of Ihe Com- «unisl party congress, meeting here Sunday for ihe first time since 1939. Stalin told his fellow communists that Japan and Western Europe will not necessarily remain obedient lo the United states, as he put It. He said u can't be taken for granted that these countries will not eventually try to break out of "bondage." In order io make wars inevl- lable, he contended, "it is necessary to destroy Imperialism." . expressing his views, Stalin In , said he wns correcting the mistakes of other Communists who believed. there was little likelihood of conflicts between capitalistic countries because the United States, as they stated it, had subjected them to satellite positions, "Comrades Mistaken" The article by Stalin bore the> title "Economic Problems of Socialism In the USSR." The title Is In Une with the party view that the Soviet Union la in socialist state ot development, aiming toward the ultimate goal of Communism. Stalin satd: "Certain comtades contend that Robinson soing to third Hodges ,, CDrtaln comta des contend that walked. Furillo walked' lo fill Because ° f "•=« international condl- bases. Erskine filed to Mar,!!- (n "? ns follow n * t! ? e secon <» World «<i^t;3. cji^iiiim me a io Aianue in i™ -, ' "•.*— center. No runs, no hits three left Wnt \ wars betw < !e n capitalistic -, ,' «" "•""• ul "- e wu - countries ceased to be inevltable."- TH1RD I.VN_ING VatiCcccs Raschcl walked. Bauer hit inlo fast double Reese to Robinson to Hodges. Rlzzuto bounced out Reese to Hodges. No hits, no runs none left. Dodgers Cox struck mil. Reese singled to left. Snider laid down perfect bunt down third base line with Reese stopping at second. Robinson gounued out Collins to Rizzuto with Robinson safe on return throw and Reese going to third. Campanclla singled to Irft scoring Reese. Hob- inson stop), .u nt second. Paiko . / These comrades, the,Soviet leapt- 'er said,'are mtetakenrile explained they felt ; that contradictions between socialism and capitalism were stronger the contradictions between capitalistic countries themselves — that they take tha view the United States Ima so subjected other capitalistic countries lhat there is little possibility of, lu- „. ' • , ,,, — iiisun biou . .u nt second. I'alxo lacoina, has called Elsenhower a struck out. One run. three hits, two front Jnan for obbvi.sis nnd hns *„*•» ^ "front Jnan" for lobbyists and has accused him of misleading the American people about the peril of communism after World War II. • Truman told a Spokane audience last night he believed Eisenhower is a good general but a poor man to lead this nation's civil government. Ike-Truman Feud Rages Eisenhower, in ujrn, lins called Truman's administration a corrupt, extravagant, humbling leadership weak in morals and In the pursuit of peace. He has dubbed See I'OLITICS on rage Id — " —•••" ""-i"'.n-ii> ,nu .JLHIIJ >uu.->^ uiiiuuiig wnicn, in tneir juclg- e Burnett, Alvin Hardy, Paul Mahon, n-ent, is not in the best interests of Sen. Fulbriqht to Join COlRMiatl StP-Vf-ns ("Irahrtm RurlUiifn nnfimmi .,_;.-. if* i *+ jMevemon s Campaign tween high and low)— 15.2. Normal mean temperature October— 63.4. 1 This Dale Year Nfinlmuni this mornInit-^52. Maximum yesterday 83. t'te< ipiiafioii Januaiy i ^ dale— 38.17, ' for modeled by Shirley Blyiheville of 1952. Judges in the clothing from cotton bags contest were Mrc. \V. D Howard, of Hays Store ready-to- wear department: Mrs. P.. F. Kerbough, of the parllng Shop; and Mrs. Lloyd Kolwyck, ol R. D. Hughes Co. Other 'winners Included Mrs. Robert Bramlctlc, Sublaco. Ark.; Miss Leona Riablc, Scranton. Ark.; Mrs. Charles Alter, Dewllt, Ark.; Mrs. Charles Munson, Jr.nesbor"; Miss Lois Farmu'. , Jack:.ot.ville, Ark.; Mrs. Clyde Bell, Almyra District Four Sewer Work Bid Taken Under Consideration One bid on Installation of a sever system in Southwest Blytheville was received this morning by commissioners of Drainage District No. 4 and was taken under consideration. The lone bid was submitted by, new city-wide sewer system. Pride and Usrey. Blytheville con- Bonds will be sold to finance the struction firm. The bid was based' ssstcm. arid the Indebtedness re- on unit costs, bill the overall total i tired by levying a tax on property was about $.10.000, Oscar Fcndler,' i" the district. Assessments of hcnc- allorney for Ihe district, said. i fits have already been made. It was taken under consideration! Sewer District Four Includes,... ^. n anc ,. juin.-i.ooro- o a. i by the commissioners pending ap- Pnrtc arid Gateway Subdivisions. Little Rock, and Al DuRochcr proval of plans for the .'ewer sys- > tern by the Slale Health Dcparl- ' \fjitl. ment. ' With According to present plans the system Includes nearly 10,000 of six-inch vitrified clay pipe. than 3.000 feet of elght-hr national security. from'looker ce"ft cc'nsorsWp" which i Sta " on Saturday per cent censorship which j may be clamped on by any parly which happens to be in the White House," he stated. The MnaU Jo\vn newspaper, lie said .acts "as sort of a:> scrapbook of the lives ol citizens, noting their birth .school honors, graduation, marriages, birth or their children and finally writing their oblluarics." Dr. Alfred Vise, head of Blythe- villc's Civic Music Association, spoke to the group on the association's fall membership drive. Gue.5l.s at the mceling Included H. R. Rowel. Jonesboro: J. A. Toole, SPRINGFIELD, 111. U?,— Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbrlght will arrive here Saturday lo join Gov. Ad!;ii K. Stevenson's campaign .staff. appointment lo the staff came yesterday iron, '.he Democratic presidential nominees' campaign manager. Wilson Wyatt. Wyatt said that Fulbrlghl has not been assigned any particular duties but will spend part of his time at the Springfield campaign base and part on the road with Stevenson. left. FOURTH INNING Yankees Mantle doubled off score.board in right center. Woodling bounced nut Robinson to Hodges. Mantle went to third. Berra filed to Furillo in right with Mantle scoring after ciilch. Collins roiled out. Erskinc lo Hodges. One run, one hit, none left. Dodgers Hodges struck out. Furillo flied to Saner. Erskine went out on a bunt. No runs, no hits, none left. Missco Convicts Granted Paroles Two Mississippi County convicts were granted paroles yesterday by the Stale Parole Board mceling in Little Rock. They an> Did Hrown. who was ture wars between thenk Not so, said Stalin. 1 M1G Downed In Air Fighting Heavy Ground Action Reported on East And Central Fronts SEOUL, Korea I.Tr _ TJ s. an j Communist Jets tangled in October's first n!r battles today. The Fifth Air Force said one Red MIO-15 was shot down and two were damaged. The day's heaviest ground fighting flared on the east - central front. South Korean infantrymen fought to within 60 yards of the top of Wire Hill, captured by Chinese Reds Monday. Late reports from Eighth Army headquarters s.-iid heavy fighting was still in progress. The Air Force announced that .Allied planes .shot down 10T Russian-built MtG-153 in the past three niomlis. U. N. losses in the ... a"' battles were seven U. S. F-86 sentenced Oct. 18, 1951. lo three Sabres and liirc-c F-84 Thunderjets. years for grand larceny, and Eudean Sixty-two of the MIGS were down—" " '- '•—' rarrls. sentenced April U lo two years for burglary. Air Base Goal Reached HTTLE ROCK Oft— The drive lo collect S800.000 lo buy land tor the proposed Little Rock Air Force Base has been reached, Raymond Rebsamen. chairman of the Putaskt I cars County Citizens Council, snld yes tcrday. cd in September. Today's MIG kill came in an air baltle between two Sabres and four M1GS southwest of Sinulju, deep in northwest Korea. B-20 Invander bombers hunted Communist supply vehicles last night and pilots reported 50 destroyed. They also reported knocking out two locomotives and 10 box- nud damaging another locomotive- i\ud 10 boxcars nn the east i;iil line /ar behimi Iho lines. one weii and s pumping station. The City Council approved the work at its meeting last month. Jjcpart- W.fl. &L f* n rN ll n t • ; mm rne v.otron Dollar Rolling In, Merchants Report: lans the j _ • — September's Business Here Best in Years This system was originally planned i two years ago, but work was held i up pending outcome of plans for a • Vegetarians Quit NEW YORK ...... . ....... „ has dropped out of the presidential race. The American Vegetarian party announced today that Us nominee, Herbert C. Holdridge, of Dc- Arlt.; Jane Casper. Portia. Art,; trolt. hart withdrawn and that Den Melan He^ng», rlmmMt. AW • fa j. M ,, 11)h> . of . . d«U«, *.. ° ra>1 °* i" : " e '-' li »R him » tin i>aity« can* '' . _s The soft uliispcr of cotton falling Into pick sacks and feverish activity about i;inlots heralded the advent of Mississippi county's fall harvest, and for manv merchants; It meant one of the brst September business moiilhj in lliflr hislor>. A nearly - pel fr< t Septombrr :?" c _. c . a " dl . d " !i< :! "".surpassed quantity for" "this tiir.t- of year. Blythevtlle colton men estimate that the crop Is now 25 to 30 per cert out and many say Ihcy hnd handled mtm collon us of Oct. 1 than in B ny previous y ( >ar. Sep!rmS><T was marred by "rain only thrct tlmcj. Nearly Wo and one-half inches fell on Ihe first, when picking had barely gotten underway. Only other showers came on thj 13th (.16 inch) and the 17th <.«6 inc-h>. Srvcral MKsls>ippl County com- prps-fs reported [heir receipts running Irom 10 lo n per cent above And this early and »i»ady cotton harvcsl meant early and sleady selling for many Blythn- villc merchants. Soft j?ortri.s seemed to lead the way during ScpltmlKr. sums handling apijlianrrs. furniture and mart durable items reported » generally ilow month but also reported collections good and said everything Indicates a good year, Many stores nearly reached their previous peak records 'for sales in one month. Others came close to or topped thnir best one- dav sales during September. One manager reportrd business a,s "terrific . . . we nearly broke nvery record we had for dollar volume." Another told of a 20 per cent Increase over last year and declared that he had experienced or.? of his "best .Septembers without a doubt the best since 1318." Several automobile dealers said they had good months. One reported that September. 1952, would shape up as Just about as Rood as any ol any previous year. Another said he "reJily felt the effects of Die rotton money riur- Inif the last t«o \\eeks of September . . . v.-e.'ie sel for ft bit; fall business." And Mil] another larpe auto dealer stated that "our business 1.1 up about 150 per cent over last September . . . looks like old times." All tolil. September, 195? lias (tone a lot lo coiiviiirr Blvili. u!lp meichants that CoUou is still King. 3 Forfeit Speed Bonds John Anderson. Harrison Allen ami Edward Bakes each foriciled $10 bonds In Municipal Court thU morning on charges of speeding. LITTLE LIZ— There's rvo :Aich Hilnq as on icflc rxjmcur. T}>ey'rc oU txisy. ^KI»

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