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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOIITHEA STC AKKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 2-18 Sunshine Speeds Thawing oi Ice Over Large Area Warmer Weather *} : Is Forecast for • Arkansas Tomorrow BlyUievllle Dally New* Blythevllle Courier Blylheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIA'THUVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1950 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVR CENTS Godley W/// Manage Sreese Enterprises Aftt'v lirst breaking through yesterday afternoon, the sun continued .shining in Blylheville this morning and thawed tempers as well as the hazardous coat of ice Unit covered the city for (he past two days. Drivers coiitd see out ot their windshields with a minimum ol scraping early [his morning anc pcd-slrians could be surer of their footing. Arkansas-Missouri Power Company officials .raid that most o: the utility's line troubles have beer cleared up and that all repairs were expected to be complct-d bs tonight. This morning, Ark-Mo said, onl\ isolated spots existed in the Car away area awl in some pi ice 1 along rural linos- A brief powc: outage ocuimd this morning when Ihrec lines "went out," but scr vice soon was restored. Water wus rising over Big Ijak bridge this morning but othcrwis the storm apparently was mor inconvenient .han damaging. Lowest lemperatuies in Blyihe vilte tliis morning wus 24 degrees according to Robert E. filayleck official weather observer. Yestcr day's high was 32 degrees. To rje Warmer Sunday Thc forecast from the U. S.. Wca ther Bureau in Little Rock calle %-r fair weather this aftcrnooi Tonight and tomorrow and continu ed coUl tonight. Warmer weathe Sunday afternoon al.so was fore cast. In other parts of the slate an nation, however, the weather pic. lure was not so bright. The Associated press reported to day that at least three rivers, ie by excessive rain and melting were surging out or their bank spiUuig over lowlflud (arm areas. The U. S. Weather Bureau Dei reported the White River was aim 1 flood stage at Newport and would crest at 30 feet there tomorrow. Flood s^tgc is 26 feet. The Ouachita also is above flood stage at several points in SovttU Reports from Northeast Arkansas Appointment of Lloyd Godley of "sceola as general manager for irec.se Enterprises, Inc., was an- ounced today by Noble Gill, of ilytheville, who Is secretary and rcastirer for the firm which re- ently obtained its charter from the ecretary of state. Mr. Goclley has resigned as man- .gev of the Planters Production Credit Association, which has head- isccola. They have one son, who Is second-year medical student in he University of Oklahoma at Nornan. Before moving to O.sceola, Mr. Godley was with the 9th District of lie Production Credit Administra- ion, a federal agency assisting far- ueis with production loan prou- ems. He went with the PCA in 1034 nid his headquarters were Wicliitii, Kan. In 1938 lie went to Washington, D. C., where lie was with the Production Credit Division of the PCA and worked in several stales in that capacity before tak- tiig the position of manager of the Mississippi County unit of the PCA Mr. Godley is president of the Osceola Rotary Club, a member oi the board of directors of the Os ceola Chamber ot Commerce and past commander of the Mack Grider Post of the American Legion. CONSUMER INCOME, SPENDING AND SAVING DISPOSABLE INCOME (Less 7oK« SMIHG 1942 1943 1944 ou«« Dcpi ol Commerce HOW INCOME~IS whh President Truman's Econojiilc Report to congress yesterday. Illustrates consumer income, spending and saving in (he last dcrade. The crest in personal stirlng was readied In HrsL pan of 1949, with both income ami savings dropping later in the year while expenditures remained (most stable. <AP Wirephoto Chart!. Uoyd 'Godley quarter.'! in O.sceola and serves Ih entire county. The resignation is to be effective February 1 and on that date a general sales office will be opened here j for Hreeje Enterprises, Inc., which v-'as chavteied as a million-dollar corporation. Initial operations toy the concern, wllich will handle both wholesale and retail sales of sandwiches, sandwich spreads, ice cream, custards and other confectionary items, will cover about 15 states, Mr Gil! said this morning, and it is planned to extend operations to eventually cover the whole of the United States. General agents are to be selected , for each oi the states, or territo- jirkw. .--rvcd by !!if,-oBir.;i!»oy( it vraf j indicated. George N. Brcese of An- tue muddy St. Francis River { Uer.y, In., is president ot the con- was out of its banks between Piggott and Paragotild. Additional flooding is expected. N% cities arc endangered by the swollen rivers. The weather bureau said hundreds of. acres ot lowlands (vom south would be under wa- cern, and has transferred to thc new company the assets of the Dairy Treat Company, wllich he ha.s bee De.s Moinejs, in Iowa. In Oscenla Eight Years fc*I?\vport south would be under wa- j Mr - Godley has been with rR-. A similar condition was reported i Planters Production Credit ARSO- 'for land Rlong tJie Oimchltn be- f ciiUkm in O-sceoIa for the past eight twcen Arkaric'lphia and Ciunden. Most roads were open in spite of slippery ice and high water resulting from the thaw. The lack of further icing offered repair crews a chance to catch tip on their large backlog of work on .electric power and communication lines. Memphis Thaws Except for short wave radio, Helena, Paragould and other communities were without communication last night. Candles and oil lamps provided lights in thousands of homes. In addition to the fatalities attributed to tlie storm, numerous persons have been injured in traffic accidents or fulls on thc ice. Rising weekend temperatures were expected to than- Memphis from the shcalth of ice which lias crippled communications and snapped power lines. Three days of sleet and rain. 2 Chicago Hen FiieAppealBonds Sheriff Releases Pair Convicted in Burglary at Etowah Jack Barg and Harry Smith, two of three Chicago men convicted of burglary and grand larceny in Circuit Court in Oseeola ]nsl October, were released under bonds of $18,000 each this wsek pending action on the appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Burg, Smith and Martin Lane were given 22-year terms in connection with burglary of Die Wilmonth Store at Eto-.vah. Lane still is in jail in Osceola. Sheriff William B?rryinan disclosed today that Smith was released ye.stprdwy, and Barg on Wednesday. The bonds first were sci by Circuit Judge Ziil B- Harrisoi at S22.0M each, but later wcri I Kdueed to S18.UCO. Each of the three men still luce, the possibility of trial on charge; o£ possession ol burglary tools. Tin Burglary _ autf grand larceny case.. were heard in October of last year- Nearly S3.000 was obtained in UK- burglary ol the store. McCJiiha Again in Custody Sheriff Berrynmii also announced Britain's Recognition of Reds Renews Cry for EC A Fund Cut operating in Ankeny, near i today that E. R. McGaha, Hlythe- ville carpenter, had been placed in jail to be held until officials from the .State Penitentiary can take him to the pi ison farm at Tucker to begin serving an eight- year sentence on u charge of second degree murder. Ho WHS convicted in concision with the death hi June, 1948, of another carpenter, H. G- Blanchard, following an argument at a lumber yard on West Ash Street, AIcGaha appealed the conviction in circuit court here to the sup- reio? court where the sentence was affirmed. Six other prisoners, four nicri and two women, are bring held here for delivery to the penitentiary and to the State Farm for Women. They entered pleas of guilty several days ago. the years and help to organize the us- I sockuion. HLs successor as manager t of the association has not ben se- [ lected, Mr. Got!ley is a native of Prc.scott and a graduate of Magnolia A. and M, College in Magnolia and ot Oklahoma A. and M. College in still- well. Okla. He and Mrs Godley will continue to. make their home in freezing layer on layer, laid unendurable weight on thousands of trees and utility lines. A few roofs even collapsed." Large sections of the city were without electricity or tele- ^thorn's. W- " Uoimrt-tlie-flock ** ne crews, many rushed here from other cities, labored to repair the damage. Over 7,000 telephones were out and 17 major power linos down. Meanwhile, as a sheet of ice enveloped wide areas and icy waters surged over farm lands and invaded communities, most oi the eastern R'Hl -southern states enjoyed s'im- mor-tike weatVuT. Temperatures clmibr-d, to record inarms. A forcca.st. of warmer wr.ither 1:1 the midwest Mood belt brought a new Ilirt-at of n quick th;iw ^nd faster flooding. Rain and slret over the Ohio River valley to the sulf heightened the peril of developing floods in major streams. Wafer Flows Over Highway At Big Lake About one-half foot of water flowed over a portion of Highway 18 inside the Big Lafce levee and east of thc bridge tins morning and some observers predicted the road will be closed by tomorrow. C. G. Redman, secretary of Drainage District 17, said thc gauge at Bier Lake today was 16 fee:. which is six feet above the flood Hy J;it-k Hell WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. f;Pj— Great Britain's diplomatic rccognitlo of Communist China raised a fresh Congressional cry today lor drnsll cuts it] European reeover.v funds. 4. tor Taft (R-Ohio>. who lias called before for substantial reductions in Economic Recovery Administration funds, told reporters he thinks the Hritish diplomatic move "will provide a lot of ammunition for those who want EGA funds cut." He added, however, that he doesn't expect Congress to chop off all economic aid to the British just because they have agreed to do business with the communists. Senator Brcwster (R-Me) said thc British action "presents a problem of how far we can go in allowing our support to be diverted to tin: implementation of jwlicics at variance with our own." ''The whole theory of the Marshall Plan is to fi»tit Communism," he said. "ai:d here they are giving it diplomatic recognition." Brcwster suggested that thc British were interested 'primarily in j what lie -said was England's S2.QOQ.- ! 000,000 investment in Hong Kong. Senator Dworstmk (It-Idaho* said he has no doubt that Congress will insist "not only on a reduction of Marshal! riini funds but on more realfstic use of the funds that are appropriated." Senator Byrd <D-Va) said he hopes that the over-all foreign aid spending can be cut at least $2,- OOO.ODO.OflO this year. He said hn will wait until President Tmmim sends his budget to Congress Monday before offering some other money-saving bii!;ge.stions. Chairman Cannon (D-Mol of thc Hou.sc Appropriations Committee, wouldn't comment on the effect the British recognition of the Chinese Communists would have on aid to non-Corninumsl nations. But he called Britain's action "a. compromise with evil." Rcp. Eaton (R-N.I) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee told re- 31 Women Are Killed in Blaze At Mental Hospital in Iowa; Window Bars Block Escape 27 Bodies Removed, 10 Missing; 37 Others Are Injured in Fire rlealth Workers File 1949 Report Rapid Strides Made On the Control of CommimicableDiseascs Mrs. Fred Child Dies in Home on West Main Street Mrs, Child, Fred Child, wife of Dr. Krcil Blythcvilte dentist, died at PhoneSeftlemeni Outlook Gloomy New Deadlock Sets Situation Back to Oct. 25 Starting Poin ST. LOUIS, Jan. 7—MV—T h e contract dispute between Southwestern Bell Telephone Co- ant] the CIO Communications Workers today is right back where It WHS when negotiations opened Ocl. 25. There appears IHtln hope for a peaceful settlement. Direct negotiations between the two were broken off yesterday after the company turned flown u mion demand for a 15-eenUs-sm- hour wage Increase. The union in turn rejected the compjUi/«i- 'pi^pcfeftr lo extend the i 19'19 contract for another year; | Federal Conciliator A. E. Johnson .said lie would confer with both -Sides early next week in an attempt to get them together again. The union's reaction to this, however, was summed up in a statement by Frank P. Lonergan, vice president of the Communications Workers' Division 20. H e denounced the company's projiosnl to the union's request for a pay raise and declared: "Thnt closes (lie door to any honest negotiations- [t a deliberate attempt to provoke a national telephone strike. Southwestern Bell acted on orders from its boss, i The American Telephone and Tele- porters he thinks the British acted j only to preserve their financial in- j levc&U, He described as a "collapse" ol U- S. foreign policy Mr. Truman's Thursday statement that this country wilf send no military aid to the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa. Senator Bridge.s oi-NHi said In his home state that (he president's declaration means a "bungling course of Astatic appeasement," He called' it a "cowardly, groveling" action, & tiding that "the only way to prevent a third world war is to take a stand in defense of Formosa." Rep. Richards fD-SCi romplaln- cd that \n recognizing the Communists Britain bad shown "she coop- her home at 033 I cratcs u . itn lhc ,j| lite( ) states only The expected crest at Hijr Lake. Mr. ReUvnan stated, is ra\e lo arrive by Tuesday and will probably 1 Monday at thc Immaculate Conccp- brine the gauge to 17.5 feet. I 'ion Catholic Church by thc Rev. W. This is about one foot lower than i &'• Beck, priest. Iho crest reached there in January. | M rs. Child. -18. died after an ill- 1049. i I a.m. today at West Main. | whcn wc arc nilnri i lls out dollars." Rosary services will be conducted) Bl , t Rcp Mansfic i ri aj-Montl in- at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Cobli | siit( , ri u ,, u lllc aMon u:!s -Britain's runcral Home. \ business." though he conceded it Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. , wil , nc llst , d by cr i t irs as a lever Weather AEA Backs Bonds In Move Forcing Schools to Merge for at tern [its covery fimds. New York to cut economic re- raph Co. in New York." Xo Strike 'til .Jan. 15 A company .spokesman replied that "No answer appears necessary if the union is reduced to making statements like that." Lonergan said thcr« will be no strike by the 50,000 workers in the six states, served by Southwestern Bell until after Jan. 15. He said the union wlil carry out its plcdpc to Gov. Forrest Smith of Missouri riot to call out Its members until alter that date. In turning flown the union request for more money, the comsxmy a 1 so rejected a recommendation nSadc by the governors of the six affected states. Tlie governors proposed that negotiations be resumed A total of :n,3ti(i persons wa.s Itn- munrzoti for 13 various cable disca.sc'.s. as a part North Mississippi County Heiillh Unit's Mir vices durlni; 1010, the unit's annual report to the Stale iic.iUh Department indicated. The rei>;>rt, covering all phase. 1 ; of public health, .service, covers communicable disease control, venereal disease control, tuberculosis control, maternity service, infant and pre-.school hygiene .services; adutt: hygiene, and crippled children's i services. OJIP of the largest items of communicable disease control WHS tin: haudliriR of 213 suspected poliomyelitis ca.sc.i during a four-month epidemic. Ot" thc 219 discs. 159 patients were admitted to hospital care. Much ['ul!nu-Mii \Vrnk The follow up work on Liu; epidemic WHS fmthei' evidenced iir llio n-]Xjrt of yfiU admitted lor mirain: as a part of the crippkd clilklren'.s service, nlong wilh 140 ^cUl visits. 212 office visits, ond 156 cbiklrcn treated in seven clinics. nipuAhcviu, typhoid and .scarlet fovpr cit.scs wore also recorded by thc unit and there were nine case-; of epidemic meningitis and one of encc-phallti-s. One trachoma clink: resulted, in the ndtnlsRlon of 1,011 to .service, 10 oflicc und 1,0'3B Hold vigils for control of the eye disease. Enumeration on the- Immunizations showed that 21j^AS receive typhoid linmuni%aUon.s; 3,^10 smnll- ]>ox; 05Ei diphtherin; 47 toxoid; and tlicre were 55 anti rabies vuncljintious; nlony with combined ' dlpathcria-tetaini.s toxnld and whooping coiiKh, vuec inn t ions running into the thousands. Many Tulicrciilosis Cases Handled Tubcrcu1a<iis control work admitted 641 to nursing sur-pr vision; treated 36 active reinfections, MO arrested cases discovered, 412 suspects und 3dV. contacts. Maternity service wns- provided 'or 1GS, three ca.sr.s ndrnitted for post par turn nursint; service, 15 midwife classes, an enrollment of 179 in maternity classes and an attendance of 2-10. Care Tor infants and pre-school age children included cooperation with thc Ulytheville Council of Church Women for bt-month well child conferences, A total ol 4,9.^ DAVENPORT, In., Jan. 7. (Al>)—Si:i'eumin K menial patients and calm aUcmliinls were trapped in :\ liospilal five early loday and 31 of lliem—all women—were Icared to luivc i>orislicd. Tlio wiiy to .safety for many of Lite pulionU was Mocked by burred windows. Coroner II. 0. Wild man said bodies of 21 women had been removed and II) other women were believed dead in conummi-j Hie smouldering debris. of the! Wildman said :J7 others were injured, thus accounting for the (>8 persons lie said were in the building. Alt bill three of the (>8 were women. H Club Banquet Speaker Selected school children was inspected by a. physician or nurse. In adult hygiene services wa.s included thc issuance of 1.027 health Miss Bonnie Helen Fourteen projects winners from •i-l! Clubs in North County v.'i!l he recognized Monday nlljht when the Mississippi County Farm Bureau fs host to approxl mntely MO-I-H Club members ;i the annutil Winners' Banquet. Along wHh recognition of winners presentation of awards, ant! report, on club activities for this year, ol Ikcrs for 13f)0 will he elected tun Miss Bonnie Jlcien of Stuttgart ii Arkftnsns Cownnty wilt siienfc to th 4-FI Club group. Spent Summer In S Miss Heien, at present workin wilh the Arkansas Extension 8erv ice, is touring Arkansas ns a spenkc for Viirknis 'J-H Club groups, aftc beliifi chrmcn Inst year as :i farm ex- ' change student and spent!Lug the summer In Swit'/.crlamJ. Mcllhft liyid of I^nelivillc club. who repre.si.-ntt'd North MissLsslj^ii County at Hit: State 4-H Congres.s, and Is the County Champion Girl, v;ill rej)ort on the Congress, and her sLster. winner In for 15 days and that if settle cards for food handlers in Blylhc- I Methods project, ,., | chnrnpion Hobble Venereal disease control work sent 624 infected individuals to private physicians or to Hot Springs and the Rapid Treatment Center. A total of 1,216 clinic vUlLs WHS maiie in LhLs lyi« scivice. Mrs. B.R.Allen, Church Leader, ;. Pioneer, Dies Heller Kteetric former counly Jean Byrd, will report on u trip f-ivcii district winners for Dial project. Lavoii Enslcy, a guest of North Mississippi County 4-H clubbers, stale cotton champion, from Ilnr- riette. also will speak to the He will discuss his trip to thc National -I-H Club Congress. Many lo Kncelvc Au-ards Dre.ss revue winnerr. v/lll receive av,ards from Mrs. C. P. Michaels [ biirm. they, wcic Arkansas forecast; Fair (his afternoon, tonight arid Sunday. Con-j ••;••„•" uied rolci tonight, warmer Sun- °' ™ f nay attcrnoon. ^ Missouri forrca.sl: Hiir and warm- i Cr today, tonight and Sunday ex- i cept a little cooler extreme ninth- ! cast timlshl and Sunday. High to- ' dav 40-4:1, low tonight in 20s. Minimum this morning 1M. Maximum yesterday—32. Sunset today—5.05. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07, Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—1.47. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—28. This Date I.asl Vrar , Minln am this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—S3. Prcclj!i!«t!?3 Jsn. 1 to this date —LSI, LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 7. <,T>> State Education Commissioner A. B Bonds has gained support in his effort to refuse to give teacher salary aid to n small district, thereby forcing its consolidation. The Arkansas Kducation Association backed up Bonds yesterday by intervening in a Pulaski chancery i Court suit lilcri Tteainst the com- I missinner by the PratUsville Board iucation. The Prattsville board members seek to force Bonds to °ive stale fiinris to thc now defunct Prattsvillc School nistrict. Tlie plaintiffs rharee that the commissioner's action in withholding the money on I the Cobb Funcra the ground that the district did not [ have enough pupils was R form ot "economic suasion to (arbitrarily Mch May July Oct Dec Mch High 30.04 30.01 mss M.68 28.S5 28.40 Low 30.85 30.81 3037 28.56 28.43 23.35 Close 30.93-04 30.90 30.50-53 28.66 28.53b 28.45b Educational Effort- Given Emphasis In Missco War to Curb Tuberculosis ness of .several \vccks. She was thc former Miss Marian Mnsnn. daughter of ine late Mr. and Mrs. .). V. Mason of Joncsboro. She was born March 29. 1001- at Jonrshr>ro. nnri had made her home, In Clytheviltr .'luce 1031. She attornicd school at, Jone.sboro and at Sacred He;irl of Maryvillo nt St. LOUIK. Mo. I Mr.s. Child is .survived by her 11115brmrt: a son. Fred Child. Jr.: six daughters. Miss Barbara Child. M:ss Rosemary Child. Mrs. B. H. Allen, Carolyn, Marguerite and Sara Child, all of Blylhcvillc: Iwo sisters, Mrs, M. J. Kolb of Hamrnnml. Incl.. and Mrs. D. C. Antrobus of Memphis, Tcnn.. four brothers. W J. Mason of Phoenix. Ari/.. E. J. Mason of Ix>.? Ancclcs. Calif.. C. L. Mason of North I.it tie Hnrk. and H. F. Mason of Sheffield Ala. Pallbearers will include Gen: S c : through Christmas Seal letters. 10-! W n rJ r?h, w ; 0> ,1 ,'ifd O* 5 bookmarks to the schools, and \V D. Chamblin. W. t,. Hagan andj5 000 shc | cton ,, rograms t o the . ' yintr -churches a.s •J.'dl as about 2800O ArrnriRPmnnls arc bfm? madr bj-,,^,,.,,,;,,,,.,, ,„.,,,_,. thmlgh £™ linics and at public meetings of of Doftwocxl Rui^c, county council prcskkrnt ff>r Hume Dcinonslratlun • Chins; project winners will receive : _ awards from If, C. Knappfnlx'r^er, ment. were reached in that time, ' HJII'G^l , B-'IC.J f . irln bureau vice-president, and L. thexi thc issues he piaced before Mrs. Mattie KOAS ASlcn, ono of G. Ma.sh. an impartial arbitration board. ] north .Mississippi County's first set- | A review of the accomplishments Tlie company's answer to this ! tiers, died this mortiim,' at 1:30 i will be giien by Mrs Gertrude U. was a statement saying tnnt duriiiK at Walls Hospital after being negotiations t!ie union had stated | jouslv ill for 30 days. it would present justification for | \V\I K O f thc lute D. R. Allen, its vva^e demantl to a board of early Mississippi County planter arbitration but not to tha comj / ly. who preceded h'.r in death In 192C*. Mrs. Allen was bom in Miss., in 13"7. She had been a member ot First Presbyterian here since 1913. one year after movini; to I!lytiv:vil!c. and taught the !!cr«.n BiV.c class Kxeept fo,. i\ nurse's aide, all tlie eari iiiul missing were piiUetils, They wcro nslncp In the Ihree- tory st. Bllziilietirs Ward biiild- >K of Mercy Hospital when the nines broke out nt 2 njn. '1'lic fire wus brought under con- •ol In a four-hour battle. The flumes spread rapidly Uirou- h GO-year-old brick structure, one •I four buil<lln«s comprising liiis 'aslcrn lowu city's largest lios- iltnl. Scre:ims of the trapped women 1'iearl the alami. AUI was sent at once from thc icarby five-story main Mercy Hm- iltal hulldlnt' and M fire c om- Junlcs came Imnwdtatelv. As thc flames swept upward Iho icene became- one of horror. The women patients, many of them Infirm of both body and nine!, beat against thc barred win- lows and screamed their terror Some fnhrtci! away into the smoke and /lame. A whltn-robcd slslcr ot Mercy inn stood outside the ivtatnK iniild- 111?, weeping bitterly. Flcr arms held blankets which firemen took lo covnr bodies as they were removed. Some Want li> Itclurn Catholic chaplains moved shadow-like about Ihclr solemn duties as the. flames outlined their figures. Some of tlie rescvicil !o\mht lo return to thc Ltirning .ward, in the tniijlo lllojslc of catastrophe they wanted to so bacK for little tilings —a picture, their shoes, a coat. There were heroic rescues. Firemen hacked away whitlow ban while flames licked nt their taddera. A policeman called for hoso lines to drench him with water. Then he disappeared through n window Into th? smoke and flame. He returned with n woman in bit arrm. The three men patients escaped, tv.o by leaping from an unbarred window. The survivors were being treated In the main Mercy Hospital tit a Chief Lester Rchick satd tho lire apparentl ystarte din a .second- floor room on the ea.il side ol tho building. Sister Mary /ninunzlatn, the hospital superior, told a reporter It was |x>ssiblo someone had been smoking a cigarette and dropped it on some Inflammable material. Hours uller the fire was extinguished firemen worked at carrying out melted Iron beds, still-flarnini; matire.^.e,"!, and other smouldering debrl.s. Bodies v.ere removed in white rubber-sheeted bays. * Survivors Calnl T'.vo of the rescued women had been In the burning building for al>otit lour hours, .Sulfcrint; severe to ne in critical condition. Only one of them '.v;iS ImmctilMely irtezlUfie'i Min Mrtry Ruth FmnRrty ol Otturnwft, la. H'i';pital olUrolante said all the survivi;rs were cnlin. ,^o:ne v.ent to slfep In the lobby of the main hospital Iniildini-. Others sat cpiiKlv ser- llolim.-m. homo demonstration agent. I with cxprc.=iion.s ot horror on their and !•:. K. Chi.ndler, assistant j laces. statement adderi trial thc union "has never offered a single iein o[ proof to sho^" that *a(-e rates of thc utility- are not In proper relationship with other wage rates for comparable skill. county aKent. 1n a ; Mr. Nash will make special nv.'auls periods to the County Champion flny. i-'ran- ! ^1..^*,,-, Canton, j c is White of Armnrcl, and County Champion Girl, M<::ilha flyrd of l.f-af:hville, and j)rr.':ent v.lnners cal- i , H , ,,, ; . rr , ,,„„,, .., fjir-;iu'i. sairt tlliit 25 or 30 \',Trrn rrrriovrl from lhc •irly in '.),<• f:l<v f.'om Loi'.cr^an Urmecl the statement "poppycock and baloney." An activities report for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association for 1949 shows that education of thc public was the keynote ol tlie program. the year 5.000 pieces of an additional 2G4 listed as suspects. Many of thp.se were discovered through the clinics. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive .secretary, in her report to lhc asso- t elation showed that the county made educational material was distributed i lhc Iarecst illcroaM ln :fa ' "'" I' j [or many yc.ir.s j She had made her [licr sou. U. J. Allen. US a number of years. Survivors, other than .'J include two other son^. \V. and R. C. Allen, toth '.! vllle: a sister, Mrs. E'f.yl of N'cv; Orleans,: fivi '/ranr Cobh Home. force consolidation of the Pratts- villc School District with the Grant County Rural District." Initiated Act No. 1 of 1918 provides that school districts with were to be fe-aer than 350 pupils consolidated, Tlie AEA'a intervention said the Pratt'ivllle board's suit "is an attempt to render Ineffective the mandate ol the people," who approved th« act at tha poll*. Hearing is Delayed On Charge of Forgery Preliminary hearing for Calvin Woolbridge, Negro, on a charge of forgery and uttering was continued until Wednesday in Municipal Court this morning with bond set at $750. Woolbrld^e is charged with writing two checks in the amount of S30 against the account cf Ike Byrd. The checks were drawn on the Farmers Bank and Trust Co. civic, religions and social club meetings. Hays Sullivan, president, and Chester Danehowcr, chairman of the Christmas .Seal drive in the county, have reported more than half of a $15,000 quota raised and that near 16.000 have received x-rays through free clinics, sponsored by the association In connection with the state Health Department. Association reports show lhat there are 352 known cases of tuberculosis in Mississippi County Kith , and three Krcat-irrMi'lrtiiliirtrr Funeral arranKcm being handled by Home, are tntompl Fimeral s(rvkr.s 'J at 2 prn. t^'inorro'. 1 ' b>terian Churrh by Rev. Harvey T. Klr Ilurial Kill be in tery. ?7Wers of thr Fi. Church will serve .!. bc.nrers at the Mnv:r cons v;ill l>e active uidars to r-ach of the schools represented. M'tlals arid j.njkcts to be nrr- | senlr-d to the project winners will o:ne v.ilh be awarded l,v tlie Farm Bureau. Holly, tor County i-H '.itic'.Ti are: Jack Uu- clfis of t'l'-.'irjU' d Land, president; Mr. Allen. Virginia P'-|>pnr of Armorel, vice'. K Allen president: Kredia Kinciir-r of l/j:,t Ulylhc- Cane. Mtrflnry: Jackie Chrislii'r or fniliran C5osn(-n. rt\,'i:'.'-r, and Ger.e V.'ailr •hildrcn of D"!l, .vjn (!lr--ctor. :iurtl lloor. Ncv/ York Hotel Hunts Own Supply of Water j The are r pm. Funeral ; IE to .-.tart at 6: NKW is-.:.-.:y L!in:/ for v,;i'"r in r New York Stocks ,ast year nf any county in Arkansas, when they increased thc seal sales by 35 per cent. She also pointed oul lhat the association had sponsored a move to require fill food handlers to have x-rays before health cards could lie issued. Two contests were sponsored for school children In the cotinly. one Chancery Court Session ofTerliiK cash. prizes for out,=tand-1 . ' . Ing essays and thc other for art Delayed tor One WOCK work showing thc r.ecd of educating r rhc one-day session of the public about tuberculosis. court for thc Funds collected from seal sales covers salaries of the two hired workers, provides *-rays for those who cannot afTord larsre x-rays, and furnishing transportation and ar- r.'r.-me- ; Amtr ( I'r T .. ranging for patients to be sent to the state sanitorium tor treatment. nlilrict of Mississippi County, which had been scheduled for yc-terday, has been postponed until Friday. Jan- I'ary 11. it was announce;! Inilay bj Harvey Morris, circuit and cliar.cci.v , clerk. Chancellor Francis A. Cherry will hear divorce and equity ca^cs. , tlclh fit, -1 Chrysler i Cien' Mot'irV '.".'. \ N Y "central . . . Int. Hanf-lvr Mationa) Distllli-ii Republic SLcH .. Hadlo Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp •I. C. Penney U. S. Slcel Sears Southern Pacific 30 3-4 32 3-B 7-8 1-fi tE'.e olci v,ell •21 'i-H Soviets Observe fUtes 13 7]^ for Russian Christmas K 7-?,i MOSCOW, Jan. 7. r,'!<,_.The S:;Viet 27 7-3 i capital observed the Cbrrtmas rf 63 3-41 the Russia n Church today with +i2 well-attended reunions -.r-rvlre.s and 5S 1-2] weather sl'fhtly warmfr than H his 27 i.4:txen for lt.fi pnst two days The 43 3-8 : thsrmomclcT rose a few degrees— 53 3-v lo 22 below tcro.

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