The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 6, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 245 BlythevlUe Dally Ne« Blythevllle Courier Blythcvllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOHT11EAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1950 TEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Two Trucks Block U.S. 61 for Hours South of Burdette Haiti fallin)? on icy pavements yesterday afternoon and last, night j-really increased traffic hazards in the Blylhe- , villo area ami today hail slosvccl travel to a snail's pace but "buses were operating in and out of the city except for a delay south of Burdntle where two trucks blocked the U. S. Highway (il last night and this morning. Traffic was resumed on Highway* 61 shortly before noon loday alter the two trucks had been moved by \vrecke-r. More Hum 200 automobiles and trucks were waiting to gel around the two stalled vehicles, officers reported. lly noon the streets and hlsh- wa>\ were, clearing of ice rapidly, Init Stale J'ollce said lhal travel Mill was ha'/imtous. Power on a 1 IQ.WXl-voK .hi-line iiuo BlylhfA'ille went ont shortly before noon disrupting service for a sliort time, ice-coated limbs fall- Ing on electric lines caused some other service interruptions. Breaks in electric Tines last night plunged Monette into darkness and water service was curtailed there today for use in case of a fire. The pumps are electrically operated. II also wa.s reported that Leachville and Manila were without electric service [or a while. I>oxcns of Cars in Ditches Dozens of cars and trucks were reported stalled belwen here and Turrell on Highway 61 and similar conditions prevailed to the north and west on State Highway 61 out of Blytheville, and Highway 40 out of osceola. Schools were closed today but .apparently school buses delivered •^children to their homes yesterday afternoon without serious mishaps. Many other areas of the state apparently were harder hit than Mississippi County and with warmer weather predicted for Saturday It appeared that Arkansas might wmn shed its coat of ire. The forecast from Uttle Rock, however, was gloomy. It called for continued cloudy weather with freezing rain in. the northeastern portion. R, E. Blaylock, official weather observer for Blytheville reported a half inch rain yesterday afternoon and last night. The low temperature this morning was* 22 degrees, the same as yesterday morning. Yesterday's high tempenjttire hRr£,,u;os 31, drapes. . Tli*' r /ore(,'a,sf'>'/br Missouri was for "fair and warmer fri Ihe north and wes t portion s of the sta te Saturday," Ice which coaled trees during the night brought hazards to power and telephone companies and some 'interruptions in service were re^ported here. Apparently the situa- •fcon in Mississippi County was not •^lis bad as in other area. 1 }. In Jonesboro it was reported that 4.000 customers of the Craighead Electric Co-Op were without service for .several hours. Representatives of the Mississippi County Electric Co-Opera Live this morning said that repair crews worked nil night to restore service on five lines In this county but added that perhaps not more than 50 customers were without service while the lines were down. Arkansas - Missouri Power Company officials said that there had been some service interruptions but the situation has not been bad. Road Block Delays Husrc Greyhound buses were delayed because of the blocked road one miles south of Burdette where two trucks had: skidded and could not get either off or on the highway. TliLs morning three southbound ( buses were held here awaiting the opening of the highway at Burdette and three other buses headed north were tied up in Osceola. Greyhound officials said that they planned to continue operations between Memphis and Capo Oirar- •deau. but, it was uncertain whether they could o[>;rate farther to the north. ^ Other bus lines were operating to ""the west, north and esist out of Biythevillc this morning but behind schedules been IIP? of the .^lick pavements. The Matins Bus Line operates between here and Jonesboro, and the Frrt/kr Bus Lines operates OH three runs over state roads to the ejist and to Hie north The Blytheviltc Co;icli Lines were using all of thrir hupps on runs within the city but werr not able to maintain schedules, it was explained. All operators reported that lew passengers wore riding the busrs and the number Sec AVHATHKK nn Schools Closed Because of Ice Officials Announce Classes to Resume Monday Morning Icy road.s, heat and lighting troubles combined today to give school children in North and South Mississippi County a day at home. Although no mishaps were encountered on bits routes ye.sterday caution and weather forecasts o continued low temperatures allc I bad roads made the closing schools advisable. Although the majority of school.- were in session yesterday apparenl- iy every school was closed today Dell, Bnrdctte and Etowah students were nut of classes yesterday. W. B. Nicholson .superhitenden of Blytheville schools, told students and teachers yesterday afternooi that, all schools ill this distrid would be closed. Has Heating Trouble In at least one of .the 16 school, heating troubles would have mad school work uncomfortable even i ice and slush had not prohibits transportation. At Wilson schools were dismiss ed today because of electric diffi culLies. Heavy ice on the wire.-= broki several lines, and electricity needec to pull the furnace stokers mad opening of school impractical. John Mayes, county school sup ervisor, explained that all schcoL would be required to make up th days' absence, since the State De partment of Education required otal of 172 days in school for nin month schools. At 'Armorel clashes met yesterday nd, as in other schools, buses wcr o\lt"'6jl scnilllle. buttle in dcliv "•ring nrJliy of the students lo the: homes because of -the travel ha! ards. All schools are scheduled lo re sume class work on Monday. of cars and lM B r 10 Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy witll freezing rain in northeast portior this afternoon. Partly clouciy to- nieht and Saturday. Warmer Saturday afternoon. •>lis-,oiiri forecast: Clearins >rth and xvcst and mostly cloudy southeast portion tonight. Saturday, generally fair, warmer in north and west portion. Low to night, 10-15 above; high Saturday 30 southeast. Minimum this mnrning—22 Maximum yesterday— 31 Sunset today—5:01^ Sunrise tomorrow—7-08 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—.SO. Total since Jan. 1—4.47. Mean temperature 'midway tivcen high and low—26.5. Normal mean for January—399. This Date F.asl Year Minimum this morning—St. Maximum yesterday—45. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —1 35. be Falls on Ice Bring Injuries for Two; Auto Hits Diesel Soil Conservation Reports for 1949 )ue January 16 Farmers.Are Warned They Must Meet Deadline to Collect Mt.s.s)s.sippt County farmers must .ibmit application for payments nd reports of performance on pproved agricultural practices of ie Production Marketing Admin(ration on or before January 1G, ioyd C. Croucli, senior field assist- itt announced today. Mr. Crouch, speaking for only orth Mississippi County, warned inners that to date only 325 of ic 2,000 fanners eligible for |>ay- nent.s had submitted reports for 9-19. A lola| of 522,7,000 tun lie earned by farmers hi North ami South Mississippi County on a hasfs nf reports showing Ilie uilHv/u flon of the 11 practices approved for con so rva t io n pa y mt*i its b\ Hie comity I'M A committee. In urging farmers to submit re loj-ls and make application for pay- n^nts, Mr. Grouch pointed out that f Mississippi Counyt farmers cli- ;ib!e for payments Jailed to mat P cpoiis and application before the January 16 deadline the funds not iscd in making payments would go back to the- state an d won Id bo allocated lo other counties earring more than their funds allowed. In this connection he pointed out hat S2Q.GOD was turned back last •ear becaii-sc many farmers failed, o make reports, and than an even esser percentage of farmers had reported on performance anrl marie application for payments this year. A $750 limit for payments has ice» set for 1949, but the limit will be raised to 52,500 next year. Mr. Crouch explained thai lnff<e and-owners often earned more Truman Sees 'Elimination of Poverty Till: FOKICCAST SAVS I'UKItK'I.I, BE MOKK—Mississippi County, packed tightly with a crusty laypi of sleet and ice already, is slated lo receive more of the same tonight, Recording Ui \venllicr forecasters. All of which probably means more trouble for local citizens wlio have been 'ourlcr News 1'liulo pleating fenders and generally havini; a rough lime on slippery streets and roans. The nbovc scene was taken in llic 1000 block on Main Slreel. looking easl. Mid-Income Home Bill Ready No one was injured but an auto nobile driven by Joe Flowers Gosnell wns damaged seriously wl Mr. Flowers was unable to stop h car because of ice nt the railway tersectlon at IDth Street and Chick asawba, and. struck the rear of t! Diesel engine on the Cotton Be ne. Cotton Belt officials said that tl iccident was reported to state pji trolmen, but that no report had bee received at the ofliee here, since tl Diesel engine was en route to Hornersville, and if damaged, it was not enough to cause the run to be delayed. , Reports indicate that. Mr. Flowers was driving east at the railroad approach at about 3 p.m. yesterday when he hit the train. The impact ipun his car around, causing considerable damage. He was the only passenger in the car. At Walls Hospital two persons were being treated for broken bones received from falls on the ice. Mrs. J. H. Miller received a broken right arm when she fell on ice at ihe back door of her home at 1310 West Ash about 8:30 a.m. loday. Siic remained in the hospital for treatment. Max Parks, 1333 CWckasnwbn was also being treated for two broken ribs received In a fall. county allotment would doubtlessly be used in this country. Practices Reviewed Performance practices warranting payments through the PMA include: fl) application of super- phosphate on soil conserving crops •h as pastures and legumes; <21 application of potash to soil conserving crops: <3> application of ground limestone to soil conserving crops; (4) control of weeds in permanent pasture by mowing: 151 im- provng permanent pasture by seeding legumes seeded in iS49 and not harvested: (7) growing a cover crap of winter legumes, seeded in Ihe fall of 1949: (&) establish a cover of small grains seeded in fall of 1918—rye. oats, wheat and barley: (9> establishing a cover of winter rye grass seeded in fall of 1948; (101 construction or enlarging drainage ditches; nnd fill spreading dirt removed from ditches. It was also pointed out that farmers wiio have previously secured seed through the government loan for hairy vetch or agricultural limestone for application must report on the use or performance of the received seeds or ]iniesto*ne or tie charged for them through the PMA Piling for the payments and the recording of performances mvsl be done at .either the PMA office at Osceola or Blytheville. Practices warranting payments are the same in both North and South Mississippi County. Ad m i n ist ra t ion Plan Would Aid 'Average Man' Month's Department Store Sales Decline 'St. Louis, Jan. 6. ffTt- ume of Little Rock Dollar vol- departmcnt store sales in the tour-week period ended last Saturday slumped 13 per cent under the corresponding period of 194S. the Federal Reserve Bank ol S'. Louis reported today. Sales tn Memphis, Teiin.. were down 8 per cent and Louisville. Ky., o per cent. Dollar volume In the Eighth District as a whole was down 4 per cent from the total for the post-Christmas week In 1943. In sharp contrast, sales tn St. Louis—which also is In the district —reached a new record high, rising 4 per cent. New York Cotton Open High 1/w 1:30 Mar 3C88 3088 3077 3079 May . 3081 3081 3072 3076 Jlll y 3032 3033 3028 3033 Oct 2«57 2858 28 !8 2853 L)ec 2844 2844 2336 2840 Soybeans Open High Low Close •"ar 232?i 233=; 231 233',i May 229*S 231 228!5 23J>*-J J"ly 226',i 227'J 225 227!l By Kiln in li. Haakinson WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. <AP>—A new administration housing program intended to construct thousands of new homes for families with "moderate income" is ready for] Congress. ', Senator Sjjarkman (D-A1-.0, told' a reporter today the legislation "is badly needed and will carry out President Truman's promise to fill the gap in our present national housing program." Tiie new plan, bearing adminis- i Britain's lead. Authoritative tration approval, could make be- j sources said Norway, Sweden Chinese Reds' Regime Recognized by British !ty Hal Cooper LONDON, Jan. 6. Wi—Oreal Britain extended full diplomatic recog- nilion today to the Chinese Communist government. The first major Western power lo recognize Mao Tzc-tuiigj's Hed regime Mis China's .legal government, Britain severed relations with Chiang Kai-shek's hard-pressed Nationalist administration. The Nationalists promptly replied* ! from Chiang's Formosa headquarters with a note breaking nff tilp- loniati ctelations with Britain. Other Western European [lowers were expected to follow quickly Kickoff Meeting For Farm Bureau To Be January 16 The kickoff meeting for Farm Bureau membership drive workers in the North Mississippi Counts campaign will be held Monday. Jannary 16. and not January 10 It was announced today by Keith Bilbrt-y farm agent. The date was listed er- '. housing measure, "probably as an roneously in. yesterday's Courier i amendment to the omnibus hons- News as January 10. i ing bill now pending in the -Senate." tween $2,000,OOO f CKX) and $2,250,000,000 available during the next two years a.s guarantees for loans to cooperative and non-profit grouixs providing hoiking for the "moderate income" class. Although the administration docs not define "mod- i crate income," Sparkman said con- '• gre.s.<; would probably limit the new housing aid to persons "with incomes of from $2,000 up to $5,000, or perhaps more, a year." Sparkman explained that loans or mortgages would be guaranteed by a proposed new government agency known ns the National Mortgage Corporation for Hou-sing Cooperatives. He said this would be set up by of up to SJOO.000,000 of Treasury funds and $50.000,000 of funds provided by housing cooperatives and private individuals. Hearings to Start \Veilncsday The corporation could guarantee up to 95 per cent of the vnlnc of the housing at low interest rates ami with 50 years lor repayment. Sparkman .said Cluirman Maybank (D-SC) of the Senate banking committee would introduce the new i\nd Denmark probably would announce joint action soon, .simultaneously in the three Scandinavian capitals, Tiie long-anticipated move, taken primarily in an eflort to protect Britain's billion-dollar investment in China, brought a split in An^lo- American foreign policy cooperation, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Aceson said in Washington yesterday the question of American recognition of the Chinese Communists was premature. . Fnlirlh to Recognize Reels The announcement by the Foreign Office said British recognition Is "de Jure" biusis. That Is. Charles Rose of Roseland. a d:- t rector of the Arkansas Farm Bu- | reau. will be host to the member- ' ship workers n a barbecue at Kos| '• land for Hit kickoff meeting. Thr \ kickoff meeting for South Misslssip-j pi County will iw held Wednesday, i Jan. 18 in Ofceola. ' Mi Bdbrey today said that Ihe I names of Chester Caklwell of i Dlythevillc. Eddie Hngan and ' Oeorge Cassidy. both of Huffman, were inadvertently left off of the list of (arm bureau members attending the North Arkansas district planninn conference held in Jonc.s- boro Wednesday for farm bureau! members. Former Jo/ins Hopkins President Dies at 71 BALTIMORE. Jan. 6- ,:lY-Dr. Isaiah Bowman, president emeritus of John Hopkins University and one of the world's foremost geographers, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital this morning. He was 71 on Dec. 2S. Rr. Bowman rttired as president of Johns Hopkins University January 1, 1943. He died a t 8:20 a.m. of a heart attack. Fie was striken at his home laje yesterday afternoon and taken lo the hospital about midnight. Dr. Bowman was a close adviser to President Wilson when the World War I president advanced his League of Nations plan. The famed educator gave similar help to President Roosevelt throughout World war II and did preliminary work on the United Nations. "Public hearings will start on It r.exl Wednesday and continue for a week." Sparkman said. He is chairman of r the I'ousing subcommittee or the Senate group. Rep. Spencc (D-Ky) chairman of the House Banking Committee plans to introduce an identical bill and order early hearings. "Thi.s Is a very good compromise on a highly controversial matter." Sparkman said. "It was worked out by the administration in cooperation with housing orficials the staff of the Congressional committee and White House advisers." An omnibus housing bill, sponsored by Sparkman and Maybank, but blocked 111 the Senate during the first session last year, contains section that would authorize direct government loans as high as 100 per cent of value on cooperative housing projects. Substitutes Guarantees The new measure avoids the direct loans and substitutes mortgage guarantees ol up to .95 per cent of the value. "This will encourage both individually owned homes for veterans and others in cooperatives or large-scale apartments, cooperatively or individually owned," Sparkman said. Underwriting authority would be limited lo 4300.000.000 for the first year, but could be increased by another S 1.700,000.000 to a total of $2,(00,000,000 the second year upon approval ol the President. The new corporation would bo under the .supervision of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, of which Raymond IVjley now Li administrator. Britain accepts the Peiping "People's Republic" as the government of China in law as well as in fact. The Nationalist ambassador to London. Dr. Cheng ien-Hsi, « notified in advance last night that, as a result of the Uritjsh action, he and other diplomatic representatives of Chiang Kai-shek are longer reco;'nixed in London. Britain wa.s the lourth nation outside the Soviet orbit to recognize the Chinese Communist government. India and Pakistan, both I members of the Miiti',h commonwealth, and Burma already have I taken that stc-p. The British Foreit-n Ofrice said It has formally advised Communist China's minister if foreign affairs, Chotl En-tai, ol its tliesre to establish diplomatic relations. The Foreign Office announcement .-aid a note handed Chou En- lai hy the British counsiil-gencral in Peiping olfered to exchange diplomatic representatives with the Pciping government. Doesn't Mean Approval British Foreign Under-Sccretary Christopher P. Mayhew last night reiterated the often-expressed British view that recognition o! Communist China would not mean approval o/ the regime. "If we recognize the Chinese Communist government," Mayttew said, "it will be because it has become the effective government of China and not because we It'cc its policies and practices. "It will be an acknowledgement ol the fact and not a mark of approbation. Lewis Faces Suit For $8,000,000 Ohio Mine Companies Also Ask Injunction Against 3-Day Week CAMUIUDGE, O., .Inn. 6. (API- Five Ohio coal mining companic today filed five suit. 1 ; In Common Pleas court asking nearly SB.OOO.OOC damages from John I,. Lewis am oilier United Mine Workers union leaders Individually, and the imioi The same companies filed com panlon suits against the members o the union asking court injunction to bur them from abiding Uy Lewi, three-day work week. Filing the suits were the Pins burgh Consolidated Coal Co., Hi Warner Collerics Co.. the Y. an O. Coal Co., the Jefferson Coal Ci and the Cadiz Mining CO., all c Eastern Ohio. The firms asked damages on til basis of tonnage by vanoi miner strikers and work .stoppage They estimated Ihe loss In 19-19 7.000.000 Ions. The sult.s were filed under Ohio a year- lin'amonni' it "compared" to I Valentine Act. which prohibit-, rc- President Says '50 Holds Jobs For 61 Million Economic Message Envisions Average Income Hike of $1,000 liy Sterling P. Circcn WASHINGTON, Jan. G. — (AP)—President Truman <K clared today the Untied Stales can otter its people (il million jobs Ibis year, 04 million in five yours and, in the end, "the complete elimination of poverty." In a solxrr yet optimistic annual economic message, Mr. Truman totd Congress the nation's economy has emerged strong and table, and with reborn confidence, I mm its oslwar crisis. Tim way lii-s open, hi! said, lor v rise in iiatiunul Income nnial lo nearly 51,000 :i year for every family by |!)s|. nl.s siartin K s ta- U'ment seemed to mi-in an avcr.fii: American ramify Income a- HIVC 55,000 fnur years benre. Mr. Truman called on business, nbor and farmers—as v.'cll us the ovcrnnient—to rise to the "mag- ificant challenge" ahead: a steady rowth of income, employment and production to hitherto unknown cvels. Asks Credit Contract Tho President added two points o his legislative want-list: standby lowers to control credit, and more Iberal loan terms for tittle business. fc again asked a "moderate tax acreage." Ilitt he proclaimed this turning- point In national policy: Prices—with some "outstanding** executions—are generally close to ;he level where they should stay. 'The basic economic problem fac- ng the country now is not inflation." As linn Bell Expected To Say 'No' To Pay Demand ST. LOUIS, Jan. 0. M'I- -Sonlh- wpstcrn Bell Telephone; Co. Is expected to say "no" loday lo a union demand for a 15-cents-nn-lionr ov- crnl pay boost for its SO.flflO workers in six stales. The utility's answer will tic handed lo union officials at a meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. A company statement lust night tipped Its hand on the pay question. The slatemcnl said the union demand, if met. would increase the utility's pay roll about S2!),noo,000 for wages, the admlnislra- hopes to keep iKIIKlH Off. 'Till! adjustments," Mr. Truman sn!d, "arc n:>w in Hie hands of MiniMec-Miml anci labor. Tliat'l.i where tlicy should remain." The economic message, read to both houses of congress l>y clerks, was tiie second of a (rici of carly- scs-slon reports submitted to tho lawmakers by tlic PrcsidcnL. T'he first, on Wednesday, was the. State or the Union message. On Monday, be sends Confess the linal one, outlining his budget proposals for the 12 mouth starving next July 1. In the economic message, the President seemed to have penned a |K>tcnt morale-builder for bust- ness, lie gave credit to industry, labor and agriculture for the "Judgment ami restraint" which, he- said, helped pull the country through the 19-19 recession. Tiic lofty goal* ahead, he predicted, can be achieved if Hie same groups pull together and if the government hews to wise policies—namely, the policies he blueprinted In today's message and an S8-a-yot\r boost in each subscriber's telephone bill. "Din-ing the last in years seven Mage increases have become effective, which have Increased the wage bill of Southwestern Hell in Missouri by about S17.4no.000 annually," the statement added. "The company has recovered, through increases in telephone rates, only atxmt £3,-UKI.(WO. ". . . Employes .>[ the company receive more than good v.;igr.s." Frank I*. Iytncri;an. vice president of Oil*. 20. CIO Communications Workers of America, had said earlier that the 15-<:en! Ileure was presented "to sc-e it SoutrUM'Mrril IJcll has any intention whatsoever of trying to reach any agreement." An official of the ualtonal union said in Washington last Wednesday about 2o cent.s an hour '.'.ould be needed l-o restore phone workers to their IfiM financial posilion in relation lo other industries. The official disclosed also that a nationwide telephone strike is planned for early next month. Many Blythcyille Auto Owners Buy City Tags City Clerk W. I. Malln said today that the sale of 1050 city automobile licenses had teen brisk during the past two weeks but that the sale of city truck tags was lagging. He made his report in a reminder to car and truck owners of Blythc- vllle that Jan, 31 Is the deadline for the purchase of city tags without a penalty. The penalty for tardy purchasers will be 50 cents for the first 10 days nnd $1 for each 10 days thcrcBflcr, he said. City tags went on sale the last week In December. New York Stocks 1.30 p.m. QiioUlinn.-: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler . Oeil Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int, Harvester National Distillers Radio Socony Vacuum ..,,'.'.,. Rtudcbaker Standard of N .1 J C Penney U S Steel Sears Southern Pacific 117 ;t-8 7S 1-4 30 7-R :|2 3-8 CO 5-8 -12 7-8 71 1-2 W 1-4 12 1-2 •n 7-n 1't 3-4 1.! U, 7-3 •27 3-4 rn •/> i-a a. 7-8 •» 3-4 52 7-8 straint of trade. Six similari suits are expected to be filed later today in Franklin County (Columbus) Common Pleas Court by the New York Coal Co., the Wednesdas's state of the union address. Leaves Budget I.oop-Hole The propor-cd tax increase will not be Mvere, he promised. But Loraln Coa! and Dock Co. and the 1 i' e kp ,' It llls secretion the kind ol Powhatan Mining Co., nil Hocking Valley oper.itioiLS. Damage Tntal SIO .Million The Columhu.s suit-s, saui coal operators, will raise tho damages asked to a total of S10.000.000 The damage suit. 1 ! are directed not only against Lewis, but against John Owens. UMW sccretary-trcas- changes wanted. 'Hie budget will be balanced, he saki, "at tiie earliest date consistent with the welfare of tiie country." Progress will be helped by improved business conditions and (In; fact that "federal expenditures should decline somewhat over the next few years." "In the loim run. the covcrn- N, O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Open High I/,w 1:30 .!•. 3080 3031 3671 2073 ... 3012 -1013 3065 3%0 . 3024 , 2850 2835 3025 28M 2835 3018 2839 2823 3024 2643 2830 urer; Thomas Kennedy. U.VIW vice ! r " oll _ t j' i '_ isi ' ; | l l»:-l!!on depends up- president, and other UMW o'fi- ccrs. In the suits ;tsking damages, the coal operators said strikes anil work stoppages ordered by Lxjwis cost miners $ 11,000.003 in lost ivages. an average of S1..100 a miner. The welfare fund also tost 52.450,000. the mine operators said. The injunction suits asked the court to prohibit union members from ob<:yinr; tile "dictatorial" mandates of their leaders in following the current three-day week. Ohio's Valentine Act Is more than a score of years old. It, In effect is a .•s l L r dte-''.tUe anti-trust act. Us sections under 'xhich damages are cd prohibit re.sttalnt of Ohio Commerce, reduction of production, fixing or prices and abolishment competition. It has not been evoked for years. on the htallh ol ihe national economy. It will not be promoted by drastic slnihcs in expenditures •-.hich are <r^entla] lo our economic growth and to ronlinurd pence. "Neither v.ill it be promoted b>' by tax ir.ereu.srs :,r> drastic r-,s tn still", btl.sinc.s.s activity." Uolh llv new Ici-i.-lativc rc([ili'.-!s are familiar administration pro- iw.-als. lio'.h are with hankers. In further detail, they are: 1. Permanent authority (n con'rr-1 consumer credit if nerd h.-. and permanent authority to rerriiiato the credit dven r>y all b:mks covered by federal clctmsi* iiis:uriitlce. Atv. stronger co:itrt>i.> "Yer comment y spc- illation. ol'jirid for tho repayment of loans linaci* t<> bu<in^ss liy thr I^construc- Y" Board To Elect Officers for 1950 at Session Monday Directors of the Blytheville "Y" will meet a'. 4:45 p.m. Mmiday to install recently elected directors, hear annual reports and select board officers for 1950. it was announced loday by J. W. Adams, president. A motion picture dealing with Y.M.C.A. activity in the foreign field will be shown at the directors' meeting and arrangements are being made to show the Mlm before lanyj'Eon r':n;mrf Corporation. Ten \o;a.-; Sec 1 Kl'MA.V on l'.ii;c 10 GOY. McMath's Personal Library Is 'Misplaced' UTTI.K ROCK. Jan. G. (,Vi-Governor McMath said today his personal library has been misplaced. A few weeks ago he moved a "tnicktoad" of books from his Hot Springs home to the new governor's mansion. The bonks were placed on the shelves of the governor's study in (he building, which McMath six! family aren't occupying yet. They aren't in the study now. McMalh said he was convinced that someone had moved the books elsewhere in the building and thai school and civic groups during the i they'd show up. week. The film is entitled "One Day i He said, however, lie didn't know Nearer Democracy". why ttiey were moved nor by whom.

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