The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 2'19 Blythevllle Dtllj New* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, WKDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Sanitation Posts For County and City Are Created .Engineer Appointed; P^Council Approves Hijing of Sanitarian Appointment of » sanitary engineer for Mississippi County was announced today by thn Slate Health Department company,' and the. City Council last nitrlit voted to employ a sanitarian for Blytheville. The action of Hie City Covmcil :<s taken after Dr T. T. Koss, state health officer, ii[)i*intccl William H. Mitchell ot Little Rock to Ihe county post. Tlie sanitarian will work uiuler [ the county sanitary engineer. Mr. I Mitchell is expected to lake over his duties early in February following his graduation from the University of Arkansas School ol engineering this month. No one has been named to fill the city post yet, but an appointment may be made in the next few days, according to Dr. Ross. Dr. Ross told the Courier News this morning that some details remain to he worked out in regard to the appointment of the city sanitarian. The appointment of Mr. Mitchell has been approved by the Mississippi County Health \jnit in Blytheville. Funds to be used as salary for the sanitarian are being provided by tlv covmty and state on a matching j^s. The salary will be $4,200 a cor, with the county and stale each paying half. To Splil Salary Crisis The sanitarian will receive $3,400 L year. Of this, the county has agreed to provide. SAOO. Since this salary also will be borne equally by the state and city, BlytlieviUe's share of the cost will be 51,220. This actual cost will be further cut. however, since the sanitarian will replace the city health doctor, who receives $600 a year. This leaves n net added cost to the cil-y or S620. Ollices for both men will be located in the North Mississippi Coun- ty.Health'Unit at Railroad and Walnut- Streets. .;. r»-:^.. v/i I' 1 !* ow'rig tV">* -sippi County is the first/ : hi. the.state to have a sanitary crigl- | neer. Employment of such an engineer on a county basis is a new practice In Arkansas. Little Rock and Fort Smith have Isantltary engineers, he said, but I they are employed on a city basis. I Dr. Ross cited the size and popu- 1 latlort of Mississippi County as a I factor in the decision to name a sAitation engineer. Duties of the sanitation engineer I and sanitarian are expected to cover I Btich work as inspecting public eat- 1 ing places, slaughter houses, out- I door toilets, checking water purity, I Inspecting milk shipped within or I into the county and other similar I activities In the field of sanitation. j Apportionment of $-15,424.33 in I county millage received last month I resulted in healthy increases for I the city's general and street funds, [the monthly statement of opcra- ] tions for December showed last I night. General Fund Shoivs Increase This millage is the city's share [of city and county taxes collected [by Sheriff William Berryman. I Receipt of the city tax money I boosted the general fund to sa,I 868.78 as of Dec. 31, an increase of I -Sfl.770.87 over November's figure. I The street fund was upped to $9.- I 281.05, nn increase of S9.22G.53 over 1 November. Both funds had been cte- I pletcd by the approximately S22.000 I spent last summer for Ihe strcct- 1 widening program. I The county millage also increased the city sinking funds which holds money to be used lo retire bonds | issued for construction of Blythe« le Hospital. City Hall and pur- See COUNCIL on I'MKC 1Z | Chinese Group Asks That Aid Be Denied B Y U.S. to Formosa Missco Banks Elect Five New Directors Banks in Blythci'ille and Osceola. after holding board meetings yesleiclny, reported increases in surplus and undivided profits and all announced declaration of ten per cent dividends. Each of the Dlythevillc brinks* -—— nclcled new board members. A. n. and Riley B. Jones, vice presidents of the First National Bant:, became members of that institution's board of directors, while Cliarles C. Langston mid I^oy H. Welch were named to tlie board ol the Farmers Bank and Trust E. Jacobs was added to the board of the Mississippi County Bank in O.sceola. Farmers Bank directors heard re- parts from officers showing that $100.000 v.'as transferred to certified surplus while undivided profits Had a $103,270/17 balance as of Dec. 31. Incumbent members of the boarti re-elected Include B. A. Lyncli, .1. R. Johnson, P. B. Warren, J. Lewis Cherry. B. S. Simmons, C. A. Cunningham and C. A. Richards. Officers elected include B. A. Lynch, president; R. A. Porter, vice president; Mr. Warren, vice president; R. L. Banister, clishici; B. P. HroEdon, N. 11. Whitis, Lee Crowe, assistant cashiers; and G. H. Robson, insurance department manager. Delimits Up $1,5(10,000 Members or Hie First National's board who were named to serve again are E. M. Regenold, John M. Stevens. H. H. Houcliins, Chester Caldwell, Charles Rose, Roland Sec BANKS on I'URe 12 Lewis Tells Coal Miners to Return To 3-Day 'Week' UMW Head 'Suggests' Men Halt Unexplained Strikes; 66,000 Out Big Lake Stages Will Go Higher Crest May Reach Highway 18 Bridge By End of the Week The \vaU?r level on Bie Lake rose .24 of one f:>ot during the 24 hours to give a rending of 17.9C feel, nearly eight feet above flood stage AL the Arkansas Highway De pnrtmeiit'.i District 10 Maintenance Headquarters in Paragonkl this morning it was 'talccl that Highway 18 at Dig Lake nnd No. 77 at the floodway were closed to traffic because of the high wafer. . C. G. Redman, secretary for Drainage District No. 17. said that a crest on Big Lake i.s not expected before the end of the week and highway officials in Paragonld indicated that it might be several days before traffic on State Highway 18 could be resumed. BEg Lake was reported to be rising at the upper end with a rise of fonr- tenths of one foot recorded this morning as a result of rain In the vicinity of Kcnnett. Mo., Mondaj night. With .both Highways 18 and 71 j.'..V> uVi'i.-:' tu -J. f r^>.,ic was be K't'juted soUh'to Osceola or north " IConnett, Mo., nnd Paragoulc 'ater was over the highway it aces yesterday between Para ould and the St. Francis River bu nffic was moving without diffi ulty. TOKYO. Jan 11—i..?')—Roving U 15, AmbRssmior Philip Jessup ha :n a.=kcd to halt further aid to I Foi tnosa. A group or Formosnns calling Ihcmselvcs "The Association o fm-mosnn Chinese residing in Jnp an tor the Advanoinicnt of peace,' | appealed in a letter to Jessup t. oppose American Intervention ii | Formosa. American intervention In Form |o>.a they wr otc. would "disturb III icallzation of peace and the uni | ficntton or china " I rv,r' OSltlCllt Tru ">an's hands of I Fori "°-^jitatement was approved. %'itish May Close icrmuda Naval Base LONDON. Jan. U_(,?» ( _B r itnl lis thinking of closing <; 0 wn her bi liwvnl base In Bermuda to sai I money, informed sources Raid loda I A mission headed by Arthur Dug Idale, parliamentary w^rctary ot th I admiralty, has been In Bernuid Ifor several days studying the situ Minn. |New York Cofton 1:3 Miy . • July . lOct. . Incc. . Open . 3<»D . 3M7 . 30 .W . 2E«7 . 3655 High Ix)w 3009 30DS SPiM 3D94 3CS-1 3055 2878 2fX6 2S67 W55 T.erec Rrcnk Averted PARAGOULD. Ark.. Jan. 10. <..r>- he U.S. Engineers plugged rumbling levee late yesterday li me to avert what could have becl "serious break" on the St. Fran s River near here. The engineers laboring along Ih t. Francis said 75 men were stock iling 50,000 sandbags along th evee today. The.? reported the river rose an dditlonal six inches during the Ight—pushing to within eight nchcs of the 1918 high 'mark which mashed the levee in two places anri aused extensive damage. Trucks, portable lights, radios, elcpnones and other equipment lisis een brought In. the engineers said. In Des Arc, residents kept a wary ye on the White River as the '.ream leached 28.2 feet—more than our (eel above flood stage. .egion Endorses School Donation Proposal to Assign Power Bill Refund Wins Post's Approval Tlie move lo get Blylhevillu citizens to voluntarily assign apnroxi- lialely 530,000 ill Arkiinsns-Missouri Power Company refunds to the city's Board of Education gained in mo- nenium yesterday. Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, meeting last night, unanimously voteci to endorse the project which would channel the "imds into the new hish school Building and go toward completion of ttle Negro school plant, Enrher hi the day School Board Member Paul Pryor appeared before Blytheville's Lions Club when it met at Hotel Noble and explained how the schools will attempt to secure the permission of about 0,000 customers to lurn their refunds over to the schools. Tomorrow afternoon the Chnin- bcr of Commerce board of directors- is slated to meet and approve a recommendation of its Education Committee which is urging Chamber approve! arid cooperation in the project. ;Tile Education Committee, headed by E, B. Thomas, met Monday night with School Superintendent \V. B. Nicholson and po\ver company officials to discuss details regarding the campaign. Mr. Nicholson pledged Ihe aid of school children and officials in the campaign anrt door-la-door can- Engineers Sho* Cone-cm VICKSBURG. Miss.. Jnn. 11. —Mississippi TUver Commission en- Oncers are scanning weather maps vUVi a worried eye these days. They say stream conditions tn he Mississippi River Valley parallel hose winch -auscd major floods in 927 nnd 1037 and heavy general sins could be dangerous. But they emphasised there was 10 cause for alarm on the basis of ircsent rainfall. A low pressure area, filled with Kitenlial genfral rains, which line' lovercd over the area bounded \n the Great Lakes, the Gulf, the Allc- ehanics and the Great Plains, hue moved northeast. Last night it was centered over the Great Lakes uith itlle probability of rain in the Mississippi watershed But should there be a genera storm, said Ihe men of the flooc fighting machine ol the Lower Mississippi, a serious condition would be created in the valley foi most Mississippi tributaries arc loaded to capacity. The Corps of Engineers is al ready at work on the St. Franci: River whero stages are above flood ssing is due to get underway Monday. Legionnaires Sanrtliin Plan Endorsement of the plan was given by the Legion at the weekly meeting of Dud Cason Post 24 in the Legion Hut last night. Ill other aclion, the post voted to contribute S100 to the forthcoming nfamile paralysis fund campaign. Tentative plans were made for n ioint meeting next Tuesday night of he post with men taking on-the- job and agricultural training in •cternns' classes al Blytheville High School. Present plans Include talks on his training nnd other veterans' benefits by Hurry Tollivcr, department field representative for the Legion, and representatives of Ihc Veterans Administration from Little Rock, Following the presentation of the school proposal nt the Lions' luncheon, a film. "A Day Nearer Democracy." portraying YMCA activities tn Japan, was shown by J. P. Gar- rolt, director of the Blytheville "Y." Durint the business session E. II. and where seepage Is levees, WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. (API- John L. Lewis Uxiny ordered 06,000 striking coal miners to go bnck lo three-day work week Monday. miners had quit their job.' in seven stales—refusing to work even the three days weekly pre- mitled by Lewis in his "coal war' with mine opcralor.s. sent Ihe following tne.ssaj>( lo presidents of the United Mine Workers' districts where miners line quit all work: "Will you please transmit to our members who are idle this week my siiBgcstiun thai they rcsunn production next mondny." Some 32.050 miners have been 01 full strike in Pennsylvania, 17.600 ii West Virginia. 0,000 in Alabama, 5, 000 in Kentucky. 4,000 in Ohio. 390 ! in Utah.. 250 in Virginia. There were 16.000 on strike tn Illinois last week, but they went back lo v.-ork lust inonday. Callrd Harassing Operators have taken the view that this checker-board slrike pul- tern i.s part of the harassing tactics Lewis is using in his buttle for wages and welfare benefit"; for the miners. They look on tlie three-day work week us a piece of the same. As they .see it. Lewis Is trying to cause the operators all the difficulty he can without bringing things to the point where the government would be impelled to intervene. Today's back-to-work order may have resumed from Lewis' apprehension alxnit the growing clamor from coal operators nnd members of Coyisre^s I hot pvesirtcnt Trumnn act under the Tail-Hartley tnw to restore lull con! production. Mr. Truman hns refused to consider (he three-day production week an emergency warranting his intervention. But the full strike by the 06,000 miners had further curtailed production and increased demands that the White House step in. Presumably, the miners will jump to mectljcwi.s' sviggcstiou. From him it is the equivalent of an order. And the miners have never yet failed to follow thier chieftain's wishes. In the past ''4 hours, nearly 20. 000 more, quit work, but several other mines strike-bound since the first of the week have been allowed to resume operations. IJISUV Leaders Wnn'l Tjtlk UMW officials refuse to discuss the strike. John P. Buslrello, _UMW district president for the Pittsburgh area, at first denied knowledge of any walkout order; then, with the strike in full flower, declared: "I'm just not talking." Prom a production angle, tlie strike is now costing tlie nation about four million tons of coal a day. In Washington. Senators pored over means to legislate away some of Lewis' power. Ten Senators sent a report, lo the Senate .Judiciary Commiltee saying I'ATCIIKI) UP—The 'I'lying Arrow,' shown above, was patched li| today following an attack Monday by n Chinese Nationalist gunboat am was ready to head for port. However, it wiis still uncertain wlml port she would head for—blockaded Shanghai or a safer destination. (Al Wircphoto) 'Flying Arrow' Is Patched Up But Destination Is Undecided By Wayne nlcliarilson Aboard the Flying Arrow, Jan. 11—(/I'j—Crewmen patched up till shell-crippled American Ircighler lotlny enough lo penult her to Hmj to the nearest |>ort. Welfare Grants Show Big Gains December Figures Up 50 Per Cent Over Same Month in 1948 Welfare grants In Mississippi County during December of 1!M'J were increased over those of December 19-18 by almost SO per cent Mrs. Harriett Sullivan, director, said lhat total giants this year December were 561.742.50 in comparison to the $40,3T.t expended In grants during the s-.nnc inunlh last year. During the month old-age assistance, assistance to dependent children and Ihe blind showed increases ot'er the same period last year, xvhilc the general relief cutegors* involving Oo persons both years was slightly less. The largest ini'iuasc was In old ace. as.sistniicc. There wevc 1.50(5 cases this year in December In comparison to 1,258 last year and th grants were increased from S25.07C to S37.1C4. Ill assistance to dependent chil ctrcn, 1,M7 children were involved the 511 cases receiving $21.600 i rants lust December In compar on to 077 children in m cases re- eiving $13.108 in December. 1948. A lotal of SI.B18 was given in ak o the blind, with a Total of CO cases \\ December. 194B. 53 received bill ssislnncc in Ihe .imnunt of S53. General relief c;tses were knverct roin 82 to 77 and the grants fron 1.101 tr, $1.010. Total cases were Increased fror ,760 to 2,100. manager of the Jim Brown Bead store in Blylheville, was accepted as a transfer member from the Portsmouth. O.. Lions Club. Guests were A. 11. Wehb or Blylhe- ville and Charles Whitman of Memphis. a bill forbidding labor to monopolize control of industry would - c lop the "usurpation and abuse of power" by Lewis' recent three-clay work week decree Judging fcy usual practice, however, a Judiciary Committee study of the situation would involve hear- and take much time before resulting Senate. rccommendalions to the menacing , The river commission anticipated similar action in Cairo. 111., where flood slagcs on the Ohio have been exceeded and where additional rains in the Ohio Basin yesterday promised more water. Republican Governors Invited to GOP Parley WASHINGTON. Jan. 11— (/l>iTlu: 19 Republican governors were Invitated today to sit in with OOP congressional and national committee groups to help draft a declaration of party policy. N'allonal Chairman Guy George Gabrielson announced that the policy committee of the national com- mitke. will meet here Jan, 18 and 19. At Ihc same lime he said the governors had been invited, along with John Tope, chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, and Louise O. Ucploglc, co-chairman. Twenty-one House Republicans from all parts of the country except the solid South were named to represent that branch of congress in the parleys. Blytheviile Attorney Appointed to Serve on Hational Bar Committee Max B. Reid of Blytheville has been appointed to .s'rvc on the American Bar Association's associate and advisory committee on the unauthorized practice of law, il was announced today by Harolc J. Gallagher, of New York City who is president of the nattonn association- Mr. Reid Ls a former Iir-rsidcnS of the Arkansas Bar Association. Weother Posse Nobs Trio of Slayers KALI.IS, Miss.. Jan. 11. liV}— The i tral Mississippi area climaxed a rc- last two of three desperate white i Icnlless 57-houi manhunt which men wanted In the vengeful slaughter of three Negro children were captured without struggle today. 30!) 307S 2873 A heavily armed posse, prepared to shoot to kill if necessary, captured Leon Turner, 38. a former convict, and Wendell Whitt, 24, In a potato house two miles from the home of Turner's father near here. Turner «-!>s wounded In the back by a possemnn's bullet fired before the main posse arrived. Tli« capture In a desolate Cen~ of Malcolm Whitt. 32, Wendell's brother. Tlie three were wanted for the pistol slaying last Sunday night of three Negro children. Frankic C. Thurman. 10, Mary Buruside, 8, and Ruby Nell Harris, 4. Dislrlct Attorney Henry L. Rodgers said the three men, afler drinking heavily, entered the home of the Negroes to "kill the whole family" Mar In revenge. Rodgers described Turn- I May sr as Uic ringleader. I July Arkansas forecast: Mostly clouilj occasional rain Thursday and extreme south portion tills after noon or tonight. Warmer Thursda and In nor Mi portion tonight. Mtssouri forecast: Mostly cloild; south wit]) occasional showers be ginning southwest and sprcadin; over west anri central tonight am !n east and south Thursday. Warm cr tonight, becoming colder cxtrem northwest Thursday afternoon. Lo\ tonight. 35-40 east; high Thursda' 45-55. Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—63. Smiset today—5:09. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—5:80. Mean temperature (midway between hii;h and low)—-18, Normal mean for January—3&S. This Date Last Yc.-ir Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—49 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date -135. U.S.May Aid Tito If Red Bloc Begins Using Armed Force By John M. High-lower WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 — (AP) —The United States vill tfivo limited mililiu'y assistance to Marshal Tilo if tlio Soviet-Communist bloc begins using armed force to Ivy to rush Yugoslavia's independence. —_ + while officials hope (Ills won't bo iccessary, the National Security Joui.dl is reported to hnve denied i stand-by program nf measures he United Stales might take. Thpso ilm at the military field, supple- nenttug nid uUeiuly heiu^ uivcii Tito in the economic; and political :)]mscs of his struggle, In the lli'lit of Die council's ac- ,lon, the Stale Department luis determined what specific steps It would recommend to President Tru- inan It an emergency arose. The Security Council, liended by the President,, is the nation's top policy making body in foreign policy. It.s members include Secretary of State Aeheson and Secretary of Three BEvtheviUe Deo!ers Get New Model Plymouths m.vlhevillp's Ilirpc Plvmonth r rs will display their !9riO models lo morrow at, price* unchanged Irm .lie 3D49 models. ,T was unnopiirc today by Dr. o. S. Eddins, iirt'.sidci of the Plymouth Division of tl- 'hrvsJer Corporation in Detroi Mich. The new models will RO nn c5L plav here tomorrow in the show | room* ot the Blylhc-vjJlr Motor Co.. the T. T. Stay M"lor Co.. and the Motor Sales Co Mr. Krldins in hix announcement i» Detroit sntd Unt 3r.cre.A5ed rnriiMifactimng' costs art: be u ig absorbed by the manufacturer. The pricrs. nol ii'.cluditip .stnlr and federal taxes, range from $1,203 for th*: Deluxe lhrcc-t>Rs.scnf!cr coupe to 52,245 fn the special deluxe stntion wagon. Important styling: changes have been made in the 1950 model Ply- mouth.s aloiiH with increased nnfef.y aii'l riding comfort. The lenders an longer, nnd n larger re sir window provides greater visibility. But Capt. David Jones of Chic ;o, liL-r muster, said he did nn a know where he would take he —Shanghai, her onuinul destina on r or elsewhere. A Chinese NiitiomilisL gunboa int. her full of holes Monday :'Lj ruled hur .s to: ring grar. otinlist spokesmen said the shorn ig was to keep her out of min C'kls oti the approaches to Shunt, iii.) The attack occurred on the litg cas, at k-iisl 20 mik.s from shor gut) bout has shadowed liver since. The uunbont \v<\s re- iiftl ut a distance viiryin» from 00 yards to eight miles ivway. i Captain Jones said lie was in the iiine ])O£itlon IK- \V:KS in before the ttack—Hwailhu: instructions from er operators, the I.slnantUsen Line 'f New York, on whether to pro- ccd to Shanghai or some other iorl. Two American dcNlroyers hnvu jffRWd to escort the Plying Arrow 0 any port except Siumghn!. The destroyers — Hlickell and HauviC'tl—have ritufk by her side ilncc tlieir arrival yesterday afternoon. During duyliuht hours Ihey iicv-:r :•;(rayed more than 200 yards from her side. A ytecrmy apparatus tlmt will enable tlun ship lo bR steered from 1 bridge was rigged ii|> 1-otIny. Electric cables, turn by shell fire, also were fixed. First KtiBinrer Wilbur Gift oE aiiKiitfick, Conn., filled four shell holes in the No. 5 hnld where fire nmetl ilurinK Ihe shelling Monday. Tho Flying Anxnv look between :iU and io hlUs- Ciiptnln Jours .said Inn ship could be moved to llic nearest port with- 01 tt dfni(!t:r to her la pfiwc 13 crewmen nncE StO.OGO.nOf) en <The, dr.stroyer.s nix- nndo orders from Vice Adm. Russell S. Ueikey to protect American ship- piny beyond the three-mile limit hut not it) Chinese territorial wat- <rs. They arc: to <\scor t her to nny port for repairs oxepl ttiosc hlork- aded hy the Clilnesc Nationalists who seek to .slop traffic to all Ghmcs-e Communist j/irts. More U.S. Arms For China Seen Nationalists Buying Equipment witn Money Voted 2 Years Ago WASHINGTON, Jail. U—</TJ— More trainloails or American made Unks and other arms probalily will soon be oti th; wuy to llic Chinese Nationalists on Formosa. Dlnlonmlic authorities said I that 300 tanks and armored cars B put aboard a Turkish freighter nl Philadelphia represented only part of the belulcd deliveries of orders the Nationalists placec In tlii.s country hist year. They wore paid for Irom th« $125,nOO.OOO Congress voted In 19-18 tor millUry aid to chlnn. Although 1'resUlciiL Truman ha. nilLMl out imy further America! military aid to keep Formosa Iron capture by the communists, the Kovernment 1ms been helping spcet tho completion of orders already placed. Tlie .shipment at Philadelphia came from nn Army Ordance Depot, nt Limn, onto. Some carltor shipment went via U. S. Navnl Is. No OnflTrl Officials say their Is no conflict >etw(.ieji (his action niul Mr. Tro- nun's thumbs down declaration of ivst \vccV.. The NallonnURls nVvcudy lave title lo the munitions now icing shipped, having checked out the ]asl of -the $L2. r i.Ot)D,UOO luml rom Ihc Treasury months nfjo. Most of it went lo thn Defense Department which either sold arms lo the Chinese as surplus or advanced equipment wlvch Is to tie replaced us new models are manufactured. The { embassy declined to say how much arms-on-ordcr remained to ho dispatched. If they can raiw the money, tlie Nationalists have advanced n\i- Lliority to buy more munitions in thts country, Mr- Trmvmn suld thut "the resources on Formosa arc ndo- qunte to enable them to oblaln the items which they might, consider ivccfififuy for Ihc defense of Llic Island." Generalissimo Chiang Kal- shck is believed to have -some $100,- Ono.flOO left of Ihc estimated $300.000,000 reserves which were transferred lo Formosa frojn the mainland when the communists swept over the Yangtze Valley last year. Hospital Staff Members Fined for Drunkenness DEVALLS BLUFF. Ark-, Jan. II —Oi-f— Three slate hospital staff members today coiiMclrred possibility or appealing lo ;i higher court, their conviction nn charges KVOW- K out of a cafe bnuvl in which young mini was stabbed. Indications that Ihe thnx\ Sup. George W. Jackson, Dr. W. O. Jenkins nnd J. I). Hamuih. would appeal were announced by Justice: of the Pence Laurence Church, who is mayor of DoValls Bluff. Church assessed fines of $115 j Ru.s.<;eil Phillips, Charles Ray New- each against Drs. .Jackson and Jenkins nn charges of drunfcencss an ddisturbing the peace. Hannah was finer! $15 on a charge of tirunkenesH. Another .staff physician. Dr H. C- Miles, was freed on both counts. C. of C. Seelcs To Increase Membership The IftfO memhcrfihlp drive for the Blytheville Clmmlwir of Commerce 'AiD Ret stnrtcrl tomorrow morning niter the 17-mcmber committee mo:Is at the note] Noble for JL kickoff breakfast at 7:30. Membership In the FUythcvllIc Chinnljcr of commerce Ixst ycnr reached a rcenrrl 348 mtinbors, and it i-s expected Hint nn even larger (!onl v.-il] he .set. up [or Ihc workers this ycnr. Ii- H. Hays, chnuinun of the membership committee indicated th:il nckhLSnnn] workers would be Lnkcn into Ihn committee to assist with the [inmta] driv-e- The basic committee Is composed of Mr. nuyfi, A. TJ. Reese. B. A. Lynch, W. L. Homer. II. H. Lcvltch, R A. Nelson, Or. J. C. Guard, Defense Johnson, To date, American aid to YLIRO- slavia has been limited to economic nnd political assistance. American limitations on export- In^ Industrial to Communist Eastern Europe hnvc been relaxed for Yugoslavia. An nlr transport ngrce- ment has been signed with Tito's government and American influence lins been \isctl with Western European countries Lo ease economic pressures on the Yugoslavs. For example, it WHS learned today that Washington encouraged tlio British government to make its recent trade agreement with Tilo nnd iii.s also urged the Belgian govern- nent not to press for payment now in a loan made to Yugoslavia some !me ago. Handicaps Moscow American assistance has been given Tito in Uric with nn American liollcy decision that his existence :\s an independent national Communist leader is a severe handicap to Moscow and a source of strength to the west In the cold war. Kremlin loaders on the other hand have repeatedly predicted Tito's downfall and have sought by all .sorts of economic nnd political liressvires lo bring It about. Tito's trade tics with Uic Snvict- CornmnnlsL. bloc were completely cut tn IfMi) and he lias strained his resources In order to get needed supplies, principally manufacturing nncl mining machinery, from tlie West. In the circumstances, top administration officials decided they had. lo face Die possibility of Russian- inspired military action against Tito. There i.s still hope tint Uic Kussinns wllJ not rc.sort to force. But If they do, American officials believe that it, may take either of two forms: first and most probable, guerrilla warfare; second, nn open attack perhaps by .satellite troops. Some reports say there are as ninny as nine Communist bloc divisions on tiic Yugoslav borders with Hungary, Romania nnd Bulgaria. At present, Iho American government believes Uinl Tito has aU the military resource* he would require lo deal wit Si early phases of any kind of military move against him. comb, O.scar Fendler, Frank Nelson, Uosco Cratton, If. C Hush, Mnx r.ogjm, E. B. David, E- M. Rcgenold nnd Rlley Jones. Mr. Jones U vicc- pre.sldcnt of the Chamber and in charge of the membership committee. Lawmakers Review Farm Bureau Ideas On Ending Inequities in Cotton Allotment Soybeans Open Hijyh tow close 2.13'i 235 232 234 230 230 Ti 228*1 230 li 226 U 226% 221'^ 226 WASTIN'GTON, Jan. 11—^T'j -A House cotton subcommittee today Rd ivviewiiiK views of Karens Bureau rcprrstiUatives on wsiys the cotton acreage allolrn )L act should altered lo plimlnate hicfiuitks- Represeniatives of Ihc Farm Bureau, including two from Arhnnsas, met with the committee yc.stcrclay. Tbo Hou5e Aaricullure committee, which Includes the cotton subcommittee, is working on amend- i that in computing cntl.on arrc^crs rncnts to lite act in hope of rush- j Ihc Agriculture Department uses ing changes through Congress be- figures £upp])cd by muntv PMA fore the planting season begins j committees rather thrui rsllrnat/'S late this month, j of the Bureau of Acnculiurnl He- Many cotton gro^ors luue pro- i onomics. He saitl it niso pn>ixihcd tested that as the act worki, out j that altotmcnls not m-.ccl be re- Ibcy are forced to lake acreage I allocaled. culs of 50 to 15 per cent. The | The committee na:- vsl^nakrt tola] .national allotment of 21,00,000 i that of the ai.OOO.flOO-acir nnllon- acres Is alyml 23 per cent below a) allotment, about 1 ) arrcs Ihe 101D arr-taRC. | will not be utilizer!. A committee member who a«=korl I Chairman Cooley (1>-N'C* fold not to bo quoted by name tald the | the committee teels, il Cwi- Farm Ilureau group <-»cf;cslfd SRV-) gress plaoo.s a limit eral changes, including proposal. 5 ; j cuts the ndditlonai Uutt no uKlivuUinl •rtlltitnic.nt be l;ss than GO prr rnu ot the av- eraye acreage plnnU'd to rolton or war crops in 191f>-17-l3 nnd lhat no farmer be pwmiUrd to pl;uit more than -10 per r;t;nt ol his tilled j which would piovklc lhat no In- acrea^e lo cot Ion. i dividual allotment shall be le.^s The committee rn-'irjlwr .^airl the [than the grrsUcr i>f *1) 70 per cent Farm Uureau group also prop'isrd i of the average ;ir,tiinlly planted to on Individual acreage Ihu made necessary will be 7/cH wUhin this 2,000,000 acres ot unused acreage. Earlier In I IIP day the full committee discussed Cooley's proposa cotton In 194*5. i!U7 50 per cent of thr acreage planted to cotton or war crops i" any one of the three years Farm Hurcau rcprf^enUUivc-S Hi is aftcrnoon'.s tnccling Incluriri Malcom AUIrich, president of thi Mississippi Farm Bureau Fetter;i Won; Joe HaviUn, presUleul ol Uic | Arkansas Farm Uureau; Prcsidcn ] Handolph of the Alnb^mn | Hureau; C. C. Smith, of Mis? [and H. R. Adams, oi the Arkansa. ' Agricultural Council. Puppet Reoime Sought by Reels To Control Tibet CALCUTTA, India, Jan. 11 M>— [*he Communists \verni rc- Kirtcd today tn h:ivo RCt up :i Com- numist-sponsored government for Tibet. The report was carried iti news H.spatcho.s from Kiilitnpong Tcvwn- hip In IJhutcin Stale, which borders Fi>)ct on the south. Those dispatches aid thr yovet juaent was farmed Tsinyhni Province, border i tig Tibet on the northeast, The (tisputches said Dial lcnn:> of a treaty with the imw gnvern- nt ,st;itcd that the Comnuin:.sts vould manure Ihc; foreijjn nf fairs of the puppet slate nnrl would bo given sole mining rights hi the country, which Is believed to have .Icpo.sit.s of uranium, the nlom bomb element. Clihia \V 7 ar Nearly Ovrr LONDON, Jan. 11—0V,—The official Chinese Communist news atr- cncy announced totl^y the war in China's mainland is virtually river, "with the exception of Tibet, which has yet to be liberated." The di.vpatch was broadi-ast from thr Conimuni.sL capital at I'cipintj. The annouiirrmcut ^pprnred ti point up n Comnnmist intention to conquer Tibet. 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