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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOJ.TTNAWO* vtvwtM»&*««^* A _ . ^*« ^ I^^HHV v » ^*^^ VOL. XLV—NO. 244 Blythevffle Dally Newi Blythevlile Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Ice on Highways Hampers Traffic; One School Closes ' While iippi-oxiriialcly one-half inch of sleet covered i roads in the Blytheville area today and made driving potentially hazardous, virtually no damage resulting from the ice-storm had been reported. Icy roatls, however, forced one Mississippi County school to dose. Superintendent A. A. Norton of* EUwah said the school there was closed today because roads "slick as glass" made driving too hazardous to permit use ol school buses. .The school, which has about 600 students, may reniain closed tomorrow If road conditions do not change, Mr. Norton'said. .Minor Accident Reported State Police rci»rtcd that several tars skidded otl highways into ditches last night and a minor accident occurred on the air base road. None, however, was serious and no injuries were reported. Highways today were slipperier than Blytheville streets. State Police reported. Telephone and power lines were not ,-eriously allccted by the sleet and tarring a change In the weather, no damage was anticipated by BLYTHKV1LLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY the ulitities in Blytheville. Tree-trimming and lines crews of the Arkansas-Missouri power Company were patroling power lines today to keep sleet-laden trees from damaging them. The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company office in Blylhcville reported this morning that the only damage was to toll circuits from Jonesboro to Little Rock. Calls from here to Liute Rock are being plac- (fced via Memphis. Toll cables between Blytheville and Memphis and St. Louis are underground and not susceptible to weather damage. 'Short. aboveground long distance lines to nearby points were not damaged . If any additional sleet that falls Is "dry," no line trouble is expected. It Ls rain that freezes as it hits that drags down power and phone lints. Low Here is 22 Degrees Tiie temperature in Blytheville fell 44 degrees between yesterday afternoon and early this morning, but failed lo reach the expected low. The minimum reading this morning was 22 degrees. Yesterday's high was 66 degrees, according to Robert E. E*iyin,.i.. official. -"<vt,1i"E. observer.' ' . " • v; A half-inch of sleet was measured this morning by Mr. Blaylock. An estimated quarter of an inch of raiti fell yesterday before-burning lo sleet. Freezing rain and continued cold tonight was forecast for .North • by the U.S. Weather Bu- JPcau ill Little Rock. Some freezing rain in the north portion but not so cold was the forecast for tomorrow. Conditions in South Mississippi County and in "omiscut County today were little In the Blyrher ^,.one or power line bnvita or dosed roads were reported in either area. Only one minor accident was reported in Osceola, Meanwhile, a blanket of ice covered most, of Arkansas today. Tile Associated Press reported this morning that at least two deaths have been attributed to the outburst of wintery weather. Brothers Drown Two young brothers, J. L. and Jesse Cribble of Dalton, Ga., drowned yesterday in the Icy floodwaters of Spring river near Ravcnden, 15 miles west of Walnut Ridge. Sheriff Joe Spade of Lawrence County said Jesse Gribble wa.3 knocked down by the floodwaters alter their automobile stalled on an Inundated road. When the swift wate rswept him away his brother. J. L,, went to his aid. They held onto tree tops for four hours but were pulled under, ftj A school bus taking children to their home from a rural school near Texarkana during a sleet storm crashed into a wooden bridge. Six youngsters were injured. At Hot Springs, the below freezing temperatures caused the Ice to crust into a slick, hazardous menace to driving and walking. Heavy rains which preceded the cold wave caused several streams in North Arkansas to leave their banks. The State Highway Department said these ronris also wrre closed because of high water: Highway 16 west of FayclUville; See ICV HIGHWAYS on Page 10 School Contract Award Delayed by Osceola Directors Little Rock's Wilson Construction Company was low bidder on Oscc- *a's new elementary school when bids. were, opened in the office of terda rintC " deiH °' P ' Santicrs *'<*- ,,.i.i , L '"'S Rocl: firm, competing w..i, ten other contractors, was low with a bid of S.144.S93. Ho'A'cvcr Mr. Sanders pointed out. It will be ><ary to rcvltc plans for the i-aildlng and the contract will not >e let until low bidders can review he new specifications. C. C. Speck Company of Osceola ubmiltrd I ho Ion- bid lor electrical ™rk and A. C. Tcrhune Pllimbing iCranpany ol Memphis was low bidder for plumbing. Mr. Sanders stated that the contact when sisncd will call for ro m . 'lotion of Ihe building by Sep' 1 • Posse Captures Arkansas Felons Three of Four Who Fled Prison Nabbed In North LitHe Rock LITTLE ROCK. rAk., Jan S (AP)—Four convicts who shot their way to freedom Saturday and touched off one of Arkansas' most sensational manhunts are buck In custody today-two of them in a hospital with bullet wounds The end of the grueling, five-day chase through rain and finally sleet and cold weather came last night when the last of the desperadoes were captured in North Little Rock 'I'm slad It's over," sid 22-year I old jack Rheuark of Sapulpa. wounded Oklahoma., one of the men. "The cold was hell Arkansas prison Supt, Lee Henslee said he, too, was.glnd the hunt was over. Rheuark and James Perrv Williams. 29, of Sheridan, Ark. were the only two fugitives who lived up to Henslee's prediction that the convicts would not be taken without a fight. Cornered in a shack, the pair defied officers' commands to surrender. "Conie and get us." they yelled. The posse of about 35 opened fire on the shack. Then the officers called again: "Come on out. You haven'1 a chanee." From Hie splintered shed came a plaintive pry: "We can't com* out. We're shnt to pieces." Williams was wounded in the back, thigh, ncck - a ,, a s i, OT , Wcr Rhenark \\-ps Mt m ivm i ep v.,,,.1, &n- ; aKfl;-lrai?ry'Tneir conditions were described, as "not critical," however at University Hospital. Less than an hour before the second fugitive, 28-year old David Dyer ot Oklahoma City, was taken Like the first of the gang apprehended-Odus Eaton. 25. of Stllwell Okla.—Dyer didn't resist. All four of the men were armed. Baton separated from his companions Sunday night, ant i W11S caught the next day near Scott Ark., not far from Tucker Prison ea™ f '' 0m whe !' c ? the - v "caped their flight. ' i A "mistake" .shooting Monday night during the height of the manhunt cost a recluse his life. A member of the posse was wounded. And an olficcr was wounded Sunday night in a brush with the fugitives The search reached the outskirts North Little Rock Sunday n i"ht Journey's end for the three remaining fugitives began when police spotte dthree me napparently trying to steal a car. One man—Dyer—ran one way his pals—Williams and Rheuark. the other. Dyer was tracked to took a little longer and more force garage, and quickly captured, to run down the other two. Williams, a killer before Saturday wns serving m armed robbery sentence. The three others were doing time for kidnaping and rob- Cotton Growers Seek Equity in Acreage Controls Northeast Arkansas Group Maps Plans To Voice Protests Mississippi County leaders, In session Farm Bureau yesterday at of Caudill, Fendler Form Partnership To Practice Law ,' aildm has -I 01 "" 1 "-e ville law firm of Oscar Fendler and the former firm name of Shane and Fendkr has been discontinued, Mr. Fendler said today' Mr. Caudill win spccallzc in ta* "latter.,, both federal and state. » -,J™ fa localcd ln me Lynch Building. Mr. Fendler has been practicing * '» Bljthevllle since 1933 and Mr n , K Ban his Ux Iaw P""*'« ast October after having operated r? r?, l V n gin a " d ««™ of the Caudill family fn the Million Ridge community for the preceding eight Cai5. The law firm name of Shane and Fendler was dropped as of Jan. i. n I03o, Mr. Fendler and Mr. Shane ' aw P arln "ship. which Mr ' Sine's death In Formerly associated with the Carf °" Company In Tulsa, Okla., rL ,1 i , rcccivecl hu Iaw dc ^ c<: from the University ot o'dahoma In , C , ""'" Jonesboro with leaders from seven other counties In Northeast Arkansas, accepted a 4,000 membership quota for 1050, and were Instrumental In having county inequalities seen In the cotton acreage control law brought before national Farm Bureau directors. A resolution, allowing counties lo adjust cotton acreage control inequalities, proposed by the 59-mcm- ber Mississippi County representation at the mectiii)-, was unanimously approved by those from other counties, and Ls scheduled to before the American Farm nil- rcan Federation Monday for action Membership Goals He! The resolution will be presented m Washington by Slate Farm Bureau President Joe Hardln of Grad who will meet with slate presidents from the 10 cotton producing states affected by the legislation. Rcsll of this session will be reported lo Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders Little Rock, January 12. At the Jonesboro meeting yesterday, when a 50.000 membership quota for Arkansas for 1950 was broken down into counties, It was rcvealct that 14.450 members were lo be in- listed In the state Farm I3urc*l Federation by the eisrht counties in the Northeast Districts. Individual county goals will be Craighead. 1,553; Poinsett. 1 380 Greene. 1,414: Cross, 1.22C: Crittenden, 3.000: Mississippi, 4.00(1: Clay 805; Lawrence. 500; and Ranclolnli 581. The resolution drawn up at a noon meeting of the Mississippi County delegates was n result of cotton producers In other counties voicing objects lo Mississippi Counts' being allowed to keep 47 cent of the crop land in cotton while acreage in some cases allowed only 20 per cent to bo kept In co>ton. Rcsoiillinn Presented Tlie Mississippi County delegates noting that this county would receive the brunt .of hard feelings even though the allotments had been set up on the basis of acreage | P}nntiw. histp'-v, by the Bureau of i Agricultural Lvijnomics. eased the | situation with the resolution, which I would allow adjustments, ndding 'some acreage to farms where history shows they wore chiefly cotton farm, and taking this average from so called "fro/en acreage " which had never been used for cotton planting. Curing the discussion of -he cotton acreage allotments It was pointed out that in the origiml committee bill, a paragraph was included which would have allowed counties to equalize allotment Mississippi County participants in the discussion Included' Charles Hose of Roseland. K. A. Ktarv ot Dell, Fred Fleeman uml ri. c. Knap- penberuer or Blytheville. Mr. Rose presented the resolution k. the 200 Farm Bureau leaders attending the one-dav session at the t-raighead County Court House In other action yesterday Godfr.'v White of Osceola was re-elected to the state fruit and vegetables com™ t ! C l,? nd CharlM Ro ^ "f Hose- crops the 6, 1 950 SIXTEEN PAGES Missouri Group Asks Cotton Acreage Boosts A delegation fro,,, the Missouri coltou Producers Association, head- toarrl'TT .T^"™*' 1 "' 1 «<»»*« * GiwnwH or Haytl, I an d , ™f * ' D ' °- 1 <™°»°V '» «n attempt to brin an adjustment In 1050 cotton acreage controls. The association recently adopted* " resolution asking that "No farm ng abou cotton allotment established for Hie 1350 crop ... be less thin 70 Per centum of the average acrcase Planted to cotton on the farm in " IMS, 1941, 1948. Mr. Greenwell said that, should such an amendment become law, it would not mean a downward adjustment in cotton acreage for any farmer. "It would," he stated, "mean re- lief for some farmers which we feel will suffer hardships under present allotments." He said nbout six or eight southeast Missouri cotton growers have Indicated they will accompany him to Washington and staled, "We expect some amendment to the present cotton quota law because many farmers have voiced dissatisfaction with it." their land will serve on the field committee as a nominee from State board. After accepting a coal of 4.0HO lor the 1D50 membership qi'ota m the Farm Bureau the two districts of the county set up dates for the kick-off of Ihe drive at (lie luncheon mectins a t the Hotel Noble in Jonesboro. Barbecue Is Planned Charles Hose will entertain the membership campaign workers with a barbecue at his home In Hoscland on January 10 to start the work lor North Mississippi Coi'nty. It is believed that the kickofr for the Os- Last year a tolnl ot 4.1320 members were enrolled from Mississlni, County, after the leaders had cepted a 3.500 gonl. thus over subscribing by more than 1.000 the! Leaders attending the Jonesboro meeting from North Mississippi County included: Mr. Knappcnbcr- Telephone Strike Plans Enlarged CIO Union Proposes To Stage Walkout on Nation-wide Basis WASHINGTON. Jan. 5. M>, — A nationwide telephone strike Is planned by n newly-chartered CIO union for early next month. The CIO's . Communications Workers of America said it will call the walkout unless the Bell Tele- wage increase, and phone System yields -to demands for a "substantial 1 shorter apprentice periods, 35-hour week.' A T. Jones, CWA's vice president, said 100.000 workers are In a position to strike at any time now Anothe wave of 150.000 workers, he e ready lo quil tlleir jobs said. v,'ill hi by the end of February. Jones, indicating that the walkout may thus occur In two stem contended his union | s "getting ,'„: where" in negotiations with Bell companies. He said phone workers have dropped ns a group from Kh to 2oth p|, 1C e i,, average weekly earnings since 1939. In answer to Jones, a spokesman the American Telephone am! for Telegrauh Company, parent firm of the Bell system, said in a statement that well paid telephone workers J, Ir - F1 <-eman. Charles Brocdon, ir ». Sheppard. Keith Bilbrcy. K K Chandler. County Junse ' Roland Green and A. C. Owens Dytheville; Harry Wright. D. c Wright. O. O. Stivers. M. L. Bolinger and Claude Lancaster of Manila: State Sen. Lee Bearden. John Hearten and I.eroy Carter from Leachville; w. H. Wyall or Number Nine: Mr. Stacy and the Rev. M. R. Orilfin of Dell; Ira Kooncc. Vance uixon, and Charles Lulcs of Lutes Corner: Mr. Rose of Rowland; J [• "? r , ris °f Lost Cane and L. Waddell of Blackwater 1938. A Navy veteran, Mr. Fendter received his law degree from Harvard O. Coftosi Mar. May , July . Oct. . Open Hiah Low 1:30 . 3065 3071 30«5 .1071 3019 305!) 3049 .'5059 J907 30*19 SPSS 3009 Freight Cars Derailed LEW1SVILLE. Ark., Jan 5. Iftt- *onr cars ol a Cotton Beit freight train left the trackr, here this morning. rv 0 onc ^ mjl|IC(| irainmen blamed the derailment on a split switch. Traffic on the hnc was delayed several hours New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. . Open . 3072 . 3058 . 3005 . 2435 Hrah Low 3077 3071 3«6 3057 3017 3005 2?.M 2842 2838 2835 1:30 3075 3065 3017 2847 2333 | The .spokesman said phone workers' wages "compare favorably with those paid by other concerns in the same communities tor work requiring similar skill and experience." The company statement said that wage boosts granted since the end of Ihe war cost about, double the amount, of telephone rate increases. He said nnv new wage would "have to be paid for by telephone users." Onl Siv UVeks In 1917 The union contended Hint the 100.000 workers in a position to strike now could effectively stop service all over the country. Two of these groups of workers are equipment Installers and salesmen Jones said picketing of these two groups at exchanges could slop ither phone workers from working. The biggest group now ready to strike numbers 50,000 of all types of phone workers in the sixstate Southwestern Division. They hart scheduled a strike on Christmas Lve but postponed It until Jan 12 Just how effective n strike the un'.-ni could arrange was uncertain. In 1017 the same union had phone workers idle Irom coast to const for six weeks. But automatic dial sys- :ems kept local service functioning n most cities.. Long distance service vas maintained on an emergency basis with skeleton crews. Last year the union afrillated vith the CIO. Jones contended the jovp is stronger now. The union did not list improvements in the Bell System oension plan among Its demands. Thi-; was lone, union officials said, became he union recently filed cnar-;t s igainst the Bell companies with iiie. National Labor Relations Boird' nyins they had altered the plan without consulting the union. Formosa Denied U.S. Armed Aid Truman Announces 'Hands-Off Policy Toward Chinese Isle WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -{/!')President Truman today declared an American hands-off policy toward the Chinese island o[ Formosa. In B news conference statement, he said the United States has no desire lo use Its armed forces there or become involved "in the civil conflict, i n china." He made clear the only help Chiang Kai-shek's government In Formosa can expect from the United Stales Is contlmilnp economic aid. Mr. Truman snid: "The United States has no predatory designs on Formosa or on any other Chinese territory." "The United States has no desire to obtain special rights or iiriv- lleges or lo establish military bases on Formosa. Nor docs it have any intention of utilizing Its armed forces to interfere in the present situation. Won't Get Involved ''The United States government, will not pursue a course which will In the civil lead to involvement conflict in China. "The United States government will not prorl'lp. milllary al,: or aovice to, Chinese forces on Formosa. In the view of the United States government, the resources on Formosa are adequate to enable them to obtain the items which they might consider necessary for the defense of the island. "The United States government proposes to continue under ci-lst- itiK legislative authority the present KCA program o[ economic assistance." Mr. Truman's declaration followed weekr, of growing controversy at the capltol over policy toward Formosa. Some Republicans _ a- mony them former President Herbert Hoover and Senator TaR of Ohio — have urged that the United States use ILs Navy, If necessary, lo keep the Chinese Communists from gaining Formosa. The big island, lying about 100 miles ofl the Chinese mainland. Is the last stronghold of the Chinese Nationalists. Before — - and during — the war it was held by Japan, under the Cairo Agreement of 10-13 — made by President Rooseveelt. Prime Minister Churchill of Britain and Chiang Kai-shek — it was to be handed back to the republic of China. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS New York Stocks BlytheYille Man Gets New Post With Bottler; Jimmie Sanders of Blytheville president of the Arkansas Bottlers Association, recently was elected district representative of the Bot tiers' Advisory Council Tor Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoam and Louisi- »e will leave today for New York to attend a meeting of the advisory poup opening Saturday and plans £„ ,5 one about 10 da " - Mr - San- Company, 312 West Ash ttling Street. 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T A: T Ainer Tobacco Anaronda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Motors Montgomery Ward Int Harvester Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J ... U 3 steel Scars Southern Pacific 147 1-4 7-1 3-1 30 1-1 32 1-4 m s-8 71 7-8 50 23 7-8 21 3-4 17 2« 60 27 1-8 n 3-4 52 1-2 Liquor is Seized LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 5. MV-Arkansas Revenue Department agenU seized 440 casts of Illegal liquor worth 111,000 yesterday and today. Unemployment Benefits in '49 Total $6,766,754 for Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 5-W)-Ml e Arkansas were pnid $6,766.154 m unemployment benefits In ' 1949— the greatest amount In the 12-year dstory of employment security 5ys - Employment Security Administrator Homer M. Adkins said todav more individuals had collected unemployment checks than ever be- lle _sald that 49.001 Individual checks had been Issued during the His repoit tor the year also show- 1 the previous record was In IMS when S3.!98,9lo was paid in «,I83 separate checks. j n IBH>_ Although the Employment Security Division of the State Labor Department was established in 1937, payment of unemployment bmcfits did not begin until 1939. The average check received last year was J1580 compared lo SM.70 In 1948 and J8.2I In 1910, Adkins said. He added: Tiie average duration or unemployment of beneficiaries of the system last year was 8.7 week.s compared to 8.3 In 1948 nnd 11.8 in 1310, Contributing to the increase In expenditures last year was the raising of the minimum weekly Payments from «5 to $7 and of Ihc maximum payments from S20 to 432, Balanced Budget Is Goal of GOP, Some Democrats Republicans See Need for Trimming Requests by Truman Hy William F. Arbo R asl WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. <yp) — Facing prospects of a $42,000.000,000 presidential budget request, OOP lawmakers raiscrl n call for Democratic help today to gel Ihc government out of the red. They protested that expected Income from taxes In the 1001 fiscal year will fall at least $4.000,000,000 short of meeting the budget figure disclosed yesterday by House Speaker naybiirn <D-Tox>. Wllh some help from the Democrats, they said, they cnn not only trim expenses enough to balance the bmlRct lor the 12 monlh.s start- Ing next July 1. but might even save enough money for a payment on (he nnlional debt. All that, they made clear, cnn he accomplished without even the 'moderate" lux Increase asked by President Truman In his stnta of the Union Message yesterday. There were signs t'hnl Democrats were listening with an attentive enr Hep. Hnllcck m-inrti, who wns majority leader of the flOlh Congress, put the GOP case this way "Nol since (he Republican srjth' Congress crtl cvnrusi's and mude a imymcnt on the national ,M,( liave wo bad a sensible fiscal nro- grnm. "We fan cut the President's tmd- ?cl not only enough U) prevent n :leflcit but enough lo make a pay- nent, even a small one, on the inlioiml debt. "Being in the minority now the leimbllcans can't do it nlone, but I believe there arc ei gh Democrats who reel the same way to K H'c i a majority." Rep. Taber of New York, top Rc- Hibllcnn of the House Approprln- ions committee, called for a cut of .ubslantuilVy more than $4000000000 In the 105] hll<lBet . „„..„•, „;, inticlpatcd revenue of .MS 000 000100, he said, that might leave ^omelhlng to ]My on ll)e nMmal The Republicans insisted that here be no lax Increases—that Jalanccd budget be effected Intend through rii?id economics On both sides or the fcapltol, (bat sentiment found considerable ravo, with the Democrats much cerned with tax legislation "The President wants a ate amount of new Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee. "Well 1 want a moderate amount of expenditure reduction. Maybe we can get together." Tax Florists Oppnscil Chairman Doughton cn-NCl nf Ihe House Ways and Means Committee said he finds little sentiment for a general tax increase He said he would like to see ox" penscs cut. lax enforcement tightened and excise levies reduced ' Senator Tart (fJ-Ohlo), 'coin- menling on the legislative proposals offered by ,\i r . Truman, declared that they were "handout programs which will a, M 10 or 12 billion to the budget." The si/e of the sum Mr. Truman actually will ask Monday to run the government for the 1051 fiscal year wns given yesterday by Rayburn at Congressmen Cool Toward Truman DeaS Many Lawmakers Will Oppose Proposal to Increase Taxes WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. (AP)— Concessional Icmlci'.i responded to President Truman's State-or-Uic-Union messages today by turning thumbs down on half a do/cn of his Wis- lalive proposals—including more taxes. Important members in both parties were quick lo frown mi he moderale" tax increase asked by JUr. Truman yesterday at the outset of a congressional election year. they Fleeman Heads Bank in Manila con- moder- taxes" s -ild ' said Ihc buclRcl out He added that a $3,000.000,000 cut Is In store fore foreign spending and national defense, to be offset in part by a 51,200.000,000 boost In domestic outlays. rtnybiirn also proposal will be a $1,800000000 under tlllfi year. ' ' Biggest single Item and n full- one-fourth ol Use new budget win be military outlays, figured to Ko nbovc S 1.1.000 000.000 In comparisoi Wllh 512,100,000,000 Ibis year Over all defense coste will be swollen further by stockpiling R. C. Fleeman E. c. Fleeman or Mniiila yesterday was elected president nf the Merchants and planters Hank In Manila at a reorganization meeting of the lioani of directors at which wns announced sale of bank property nnd stock owned by Grovcr E. Snider, the outgoing president. , Mr. Snider, who has headed the bunk since Its oruanttatlon al months ngo, sold the building, fixtures and equipment to the board last mouth for a total of $15,0110, It wns announced yesterday. The transfer was made Tuesday. The retiring president sold his equity In the bank because of 111 health, bank officials said. Other new olllcurs elected yesterday Include c. W. Tlpton, vice president, and Billy Fox. c.i.shlcr and .secretary. The size or the board vms Increased by two members and a total of six director.! was cleolcd. Mr. Fleeman is the only carryover member on the new board. Directors elected yesterday arc Lewis Townseiid, Herman Alston, Mr. Fox, linrton State Treasurer Pays Tax Refund To Municipalities LITTLK ROCK, Jan. 5-W,- Miite Treasurer J. Vance Clayton loday b c g,, n distributbi!; $235518 to Arkansas cities as their part in the state sales lax collection. The money was obtained during the last three months or 1919. The state's 75 counties will receive $105,216 from ad valorem taxes collected on buses ami trucks dur- Cities receiving more than .$1,000 Included: Arkadclphia. $2,139; oiyitievlllc, ».153; Cnmden. S3,723; Conn-ay S2.308; DeQuecn. $1.01.1; K] Dorado, 56,343; Fayetlevlllc, $4.157; Forrest y, $2,109; port Smith. $17,523- Helena $2,918; Hope {2,0fi5; Hot Springs. $0.272; Jonesboro, $5,072; Little Rock, 833,572; North Little Rock, $13,567; Magnolia, S2.158: Malvern, $2,632; Paragould. 3,214; Pine Bluff. $11,827. RllMCllvlllc. $2,473; Sonrcy. 51 7(3- Stuttgart, $2,403; Tcxarkivna. sv 0"; Van Bnren, $1,851; and West Helena, $1,610. Soybeans Mar May July Opc-r. High I/>w 232% 233 232 230V 230 ; * 223'. 226), 227U 226U Close 234 !i 230 22014 William Uorowsky, E. and Mr. 'Upton. Stockholders Meet Outgoing directors include Mr. Snider, R. j. McKinnon and Kendall ncrry. Fiiley Jones, former director and cashier, resigned last year to become vice president of the First National Bank In Blytheville. At a stockholders meeting preceding the board election, Mr. Snider said In a report of the past year's Activities that the bank showed deiKislt.s of $1.064,858.36 and a total capital structure of $27,639.61 ot then end of 1!)4!>. These deposits are only slightly less than the peak or nearly $1,250,000 that was reached Dec. 10. With $5000 added lo the surplus during the past year, total capita and surplus now amounts to .SGS.OTO Mr. Snider reported. The bank' capital totals $50,000. The bank made a gross prolil ir IH-in of 422,030.01, leaving $17.6:190 in undivided profits alter sctllnt aside $5,000 for taxes. Hank fays [»% Dividend nivldcnl checks amounting to 1 per cent were paid at yesterday's meeting. Mr. jiilder also reported that operating casts during ID 19 were held to SI2.79I.92. This figure was Kept low, he said, because no salaries wcrc paid to bank executives Citing the fluid condition ot the bank. Mr. Snider said Individ loans outstanding nmoiintcd to $82,000, or $5,639.61 less than the capital structure. The banfc also has $598000 In government bonds and $33,734 u Commodity Credit Corporation cotton loans. Mr. Snider said. Mr. and Mrs. Snider left Manila yesterday for an extended vacation Florida. Stockholders attending yesterday's meeting, In addition to officers and directors, included Mr Snider, Mr. McKinnon. Mr Berry' V. B. Osborne. w. E. Ballard and Howard Perkins. .nsieail, they emphasized reduced spending. Frilling sharp economies In a budget expected lo exreril SI2,l00,fl0tl,000 Ihc (jov- rrnnu'nt nnvMimahly wotllil con- llnuc red Ink spending. Similarly, Congress members (n a position to net said in about, as many words that tho President's appeals for continuation ot the millliiry draft, Tuft-Hartley repeal, tho Braiman fiirm plan, medical insurance and the St. Lawrence Seaway will go on the shelt lor Ihis session. There was an apparently clear road for II) rxininslori of snchil security coverage a n d benefits and (Z) continuation—on a reduced scale — of economic ami milllary aid lo non - communist countries abroad. There the list of certainties ended. lawmakers lumped In the doubtful category the presidential proposals for middle-Income housing aid, continuation of rent control, expansion of displaced persons ud- mlsslnns. uld to education and tho "point four" program of economic help for the world's backward areas. They gave even Jess chance of passage lo an International trade organization resolution and the President's civil rights program. In his mildly - phrased message, the President didn't expand his "Pulr Deal" hut asked for action only on things he has talked nbout before. , Republicans niel this Immediately with ji scorching statement,- signed by 100 house GOP members, ac-' cuslug the President of committing himself "to the eventual socialization of America and the elimlna- compclitlve system." ' lion of the traditional American Senator Taft of Ohio, who heads the Senate OOP Policy Committee, said Mr. .Truman's mildness reminded him of Byron's quotation: 'the mildest manner'd man that ever scuttled a ship or cut a throat." Tllfl said Mr. Truman wns Inconsistent l n lauding free enterprise nnd nt the same lime advocating "measures which would ileslrrjy frrriloni — special privileges lo labor union linsses, llio cominilsnry mcrlleal plan, Ihe Iliu lirannan fur in controls and inrrrasril taxes-." The Ohionn salrl Mr. Truman win lathering "hand-out programs which will mid ten or 12 billion lo the budget." The budget, to be sent to Congress Monday, promised In be a focal point ;or the economy wnvo which seemed lo be lapping up recruits in Congress. House Speaker Ravbilrn 'D-Tex) new budget will call lor "a little told reporters yesterday that the above $," with about $3.000.000,000 sheared oft foreign domestic spending. is Increase wonki be a Mire target for congressional money savers. Even Mr. Truman's appeal for a 'moderate amount" of new taxes ell on deal cars. APL to Offer Stock LITn,E ROCK, Jan. 5. Wi-The Arkansas Power and Light Com>any has asked the Arkansas Pubic Service Commission for author- ly to sell 32,000 share. 1 ! o! common stock for $1000,000. The sale wvild be made to Middle South Utilities inc., a New York firm, (he application said. County-wide Meeting Of Baptists Delayed The Workers C'onlci cru-c of the Missb.slpp! C'limty Baptist Assocki- llon that was scheduled to be iir-ld tomorrow in O.'ceokt has bicn po:-'.- pom-d one week because ol inclement wrnlhrr. 'lire Ilt-v. Hus-,r!) n-iifcr. ».,.;ior of the New Liberty B;>i<il.:t Th ir ii and ns.mir.latliinttl modi-talir, --a.d t-;d.-iy rhe ronffrr-nrr hii= brrn r,-- srhrdiilcd for 10 a.m. Jim. 13 ;\: the First UaptKl Church in Osn.vjli. Weofher Arkansas ff^^c(•.^^t•. Fipe/.in^ ra'.n in ninth and extreme nest and rain elsewlicio and cnntmiird cold tonight. Friday (jct.isional rain with .some ficcicinK rain in extreme north. N'ot so cold vest and north portions. Missouri forecast: Fair north, and mostly cloudy south portion tonicht with oi-caslrjnnl u^ht. snuw or sUvl extreme Mimll-.' portion. Friday cloudy south mid Incrr.isln? cloudiness north portion: slowiv rUIng temperatures west and north portions: low tonisht 10 above north to 10-15 above south: hlsji Fr.d.iy middle 20's. Minimum this mornlnc—22. Maximum yesterday— 61i Sunset toitay-5:03. Sunrise tomorrow—7:08. Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a m today—.5 inch of sleet. Total since Jan. 1—3,97. Mean temperature fmldway b»- ween high and lo\v-.-fj. Normal mean for January—399 Tills Dale Last Vear Minimum this morning—34. Maximum yesterday—63. Precipitation Jan. i to this dale

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