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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 250 Blythevllle Dally New* Blj'theville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 19GO SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Flood Water Still Pours Into lake; Highway Closed Few Families Around ^ HornersviNe, Mo., ?r/ Routed from Homes Highway 18 between Blytheville and Manila remained officially c!ased today and It was problematical as to when the road could be opened as rain continued to pour ar excess of rainfall on this area. Rain which began last night measured .93 by 7 a.m. today, bringing me total for January to 6.73 inches. This is nn excess of V.3 inches over the normal mean rainfall for Hlythevine for the entire month Highway 17 at the flooclwny also remained closed today, all but sealing off Manila and Lcachville from the east hall of the county. In order to reach Manila or Lcachvflle today, it was necessary t« drive North of Big Lake through Southeast Missouri. C, G. Redman, secretary of Drainage district 17, reported a Big Lake gauge reading this morning of 18.20 feet, an Increase of .14 of a foot—or nearly three inches—during the past 24 hours. Because no full 'has been recorded above Big Lake, this cannot be considered a crest, It was Indicated. O. A. Tinsley, engineer at the Arkansas Highway Department's District 10 Maintenance Headquarters at Parngould, said this morning that there were Iron) two to two and one-half feet of water over the Big Lake bridge approaches. Mil this Lines buses are carrying passengers from Blytheville and ^Manila as far HS the bridge. The passengers cross on foot on the railroad tracks anil'meet buses on the opposite side. The Courier News is continuing delivery of newspapers in the west half of the county through a ferry arrangement. The papers are unloaded from a bus on (he east side of the brittle and taken across the lake by boat lo a bus on the other side. Temperatures In Blytheville continued above freezing last night and this morning. The low early this morning - was 33 degrees and yesterday's high was 58 degrees.- according to Robert E. Blnylock, official weather observer. Si. Francis Nears Crest ro-, Jan, 17. tt ' tlnu'ed to rise slowly'at-Hclly Island, -opposite Kcnriettj reports' 1 -received here today indicate '. Ihnt ; a Merest ini;:i be expected by tonight imless more rain falls, ;' lixnit half and inch of rain last night and this morning will have , ^little effect on the river, it was said. ^ Seven observers from the U. S. District Engineer office at Memphis, Tenn., were helping patrol the w a te r-sntiked I evees tod ay a I ong with some 40 employes of Drainage District No. 25. to keep close watch for any weakened spots where seepage mipht become dangerous. In lower Diinkhn County, however, many acres of farm land are flooded by the overflowed drainage canals. Miss Lillian Tnrr of St. Louis, Midwest disaster worker for the American Red Cross, has established temporary headquarters here. She said ten families have been fovccn from their homes in vicinity of Hornersville, Ifi miles south, and that "several" have been driven from their homes in and n round Hermondale. Stage of the river at Holly Island this morning WAS 2G7.85, a rise of .25 of a foot since yesterday. Freighter Seeks Chinese Haven Crippled 'Flying Arrow' Heads for Free Port In Communist Waters By Wayne Richardson ABOARD PLYING ARROW EN ROUTE TO TSINGTAO. Jan. 12— (/P>—Escorted, by the U. S Destroyer Kausselt, this shot riddled American freighter headed tonight for the mine free Chinese Communist port Tsingtflo ou Shantung Peninsula. Apparently the de.stroyer was going all the way to Chinese terrl- torinl waters vriih the Plying Arrow- For five hours after the anchor was. hoisted she .steamed alongside the freighter on a 350-mHe cruise to the former base of the United States Far Eastern Fleet. The plying Arrow, blasted by many Nationalist gunboat shells, had to get underway , from her anchorage off Shanghai. Captain David Jones feared her No* 5 hold would explode. Captain Keats Explosion Water used to extinguish a fire in the hold caused expansion of the caryo of jute, baled cotton and caustic soda.' Her master said the danger of an explosion was so- I;.- coi^'deiec! 4 . danger- Courier News 1'hoto SOUTH MISSCO I-II CHAMPIONS—Lavon Enstcy (left), 4-H chain pion boy of south Mississippi County, and Shirley Heard, 4-11 champioi girl of south Mississippi County, arc shown above talking with H. F Ohlentiorf. Mississippi County Farm Bureau president. Mr. Ohlendon was master of ceremonies last night when the Farm Bureau entertainc approximately 80 4-H club members in the Progressive Cluh Room in the County Library at Osceola. (Additional pictures on Page Five.) Churchill Flies Home For Big Political Scrap LONDON, Jan, 12—UP>—Aging Winston Churchill took a plane tor England today to v lentl his Conservative forces In perhaps the last, big political battle of his lifetime. The 75-year-old wartime prime minister was plainly anxious lo set inlo the thick of the campaign for Britain's general election without delay. The voting will not be until Feb.* J >3. But Churchill save up the last; four days of his winter vacation on the sunny Portuguese Jsliutcl of Me- dclra and boarded a flying boat this morning for Southampton. It was the quickest possible way home. Madeira has no airfield for land planes. Churchill Is expected to call his main party lieutenants—known as outh Missco 4-H .eaders Honored At Annual Dinner Members ore Guests Of Farm Bureau; Awards Presented By Hurry A. Il;itncK Courier News Slaff Wrilcr Apprpxlmately 80 persons were on hnmt in the Progressive Club loom of the County Librnry in OR- ceola last night when Ihc Mississip- )i County Farm Burctui houorct 4-H Club members for their various achievements. Top honors, champion boy nm champion girl of southern Mississippi County, wen I to La von Enslc> of Burdctte and Shirley Heard o Ketser. Mr. Knsley was nlso recognized ni first plnce winner in cotUm in br>U the county nnd state and spoke to the Rroup on the nntinnnl 4-FT Con- gicEvS which he attended In Chicago In December. He wns also named president of the southern Missco 4-R division. Miss Hoard's honors included first places In leadership achievement, .olhlng achievement, sweepstakes f the county dress revue ft ml pni ty rcss division of Ihc rcvuc. (She •on first places \n district and slate: ompetition in the party dress ciivi- ion.) At the slate 4-H Congress In T/it- Ic Hock in November, she was Iccted state sung leader. Both champions received $25 U.S. invlngs bonds from Ben F. Cutler, Jr., who marie the presentation on ichnlf of the Ben P. Butler Tractor 'ompfiny or Osceola. County Farm Bureau president Polio Leaders Name Community Directors Senate Committee Decides to Quiz Navy Secretary i WASHINGTON'. Jan. 12. (AP) — 'The Ser.ate Anned S-rvlces Committee reversed it.seH todny and decide-d to question Sccretnry of tilt- Navy Matthews nbout the defense policy row before ps^sing on Ad- niir.i! Forrest P. Sherman for chiel of naval opemtioa-.. Tlie final action, without a format ballot, reversed a formal 5 to 5 vote on pavty liufc that denied a Republican icctticot for testimony by the secretary. Chairman Tydings \D-Mti), whi had won the earlier victory ove Senator Knowland (R-Ca!lf) In a Icnse argument, said lie hoped llv session later today would approv ShcrmnnVs nomination without get linj into the presidential ouster o Admiral ijouis Denfcld as chief o naval operations. The iirst 5-5 vote followed 9 minute.? of heated argument be tween Tyclm gs 3,^ Knowland. The Calitorulan protested at tempts "to gag" Senators and one point threatened to resign a member of the committee. firs* Missco Pofio Cose For 1950 is Reported Mississippi County's first pol c.ise of 1930 was reported today b Mrs, Atmahcl Fill, North Mlssls&i pi County Health Nurse. Franklin Riggs, ci^ht-year < son of Mr. and Mrs, Luther Riggs Cnhimct, is being treated at horn H wo* not known today whether < not his. ca.-e would require remov lo a Little Rock or Memphis hofi pital for l:edttncnl. The case was diagnosed yasler day as polio. to wait and try to get h i to lie" Chinese Notionalist blockaded id mined Red Shanghai. The ship's owners, the Isbrandt- n Line of New York, also ordered IB vessel to Tsingtao- The plying Arrow wns hit by ime 40 Nationalist gunboat shells Monday on the high .seas off mi, her destination from ong Kong. She is carrying a argo valued at $10,000,000 tor the omnnmists. Two American destroyers, which ad come to the aid of the Flying rrow after the shelling and sub- equent fires aboard, were ordered •f the Navy to depart from her: icinity after she was seaworthy. ; However. Capt. David Jones, 31. f Chicago, -said one of the dcs- •oyers, the Bauswell, would accom- any the Plying Arrow on the 350- fle voyage to Tsingtao, once the ase for the American Far Eastern lect. The T.singtao Harbor is bel- eved free of mines. <In Taipei, Formosa. Nationalist Chinese headquarters announced :ie Chinese Navy would try to keep Communist ports closed even at the isk of further Incidents. Termed "Necessary" Step (Foreign Vice Minister Shih /hao-Ylng said the shelling oi the 'lying Arrow was a "necessary step 11 the enforcement of the closure >rder." < Fie added: "A sovcrign power ias the right to pre-scribe regula- ion for its ports and sanctions for .hips violating them regardless of .heir nationality." (Shih disclosed th:it Robert Strong. U.S. charge d'affaires, dis- the Flying Arrow incident on Wednesd ay with Fore ign Mi i lister eorge Yen.. Shih said "no dncu- neut in the nature of a protest ias been received." He said Strong's visit was of a fact finding and exploratory nature. (Shih concluded with the statement: "The opening or closing of ports is n subject of domestic jur- Sce FREIGHTER on Page 10 "the shadow cabinet"—into session on only a few hours notice. These nre the men who will be Churchill's government ministers if the people" recall him to power. They 7,111 draw up .the conservative campaign manifesto and palish the last details of strategy for the showdown with tho ruling hboritps One of the big problems will be Phone Strike Negotiations At Standstill how T ic make the mast of the wartime prime minister's owl) personal popularity. Chi'rcliil! symbolizes not only the conservative party but^to his admirers—free private enterprise am! Old England itself. >lc is sure to .spcnk in as ninny pnrts of the country as time and his press of duties as the parly campaign genera] will permit. He is almost certain to (ake his "V" .sign and bi£ ci»nr into the three districts being fought by members of his family — his -on Randolph, and pons-ln-huv, Duncan Sandys and Sonnies, If the weather is good. Churchill ST. LOUIS, Jan, 12. CAP)—U conciliators seem to have reach the end .of the line In trying avert a strike against Southwest cm Bell Telephone Co, They made another futile effort yesterday to break the deadlock that exists between LYie company and its 50,030 CIO employees. Conciliator A. E. Johnson reported that neither side would yield, which menus that unless there is some unexpected development by midnight Sunday, a .-trike in the six-slate area served by the utility is possible. That's the date hwich mnrks the end of a truce arranged by Gov. Forrest Smith. A union spokesman would not say whether a strike is planned for next week. Ho did say, however. Ihp.t "as long a.s the company maintains si rrog ant a nil stublx>rrt pas i tion, Capu""cj.Vistop'ii 1 "i} b ? rE is lmlc n °P* °> 1! ' Ijeing settled peacefully." The deadlock eEeve!oi>ccl last, Fri- H. P. Ohlendorl acted ns master of ceremonies for the occasion ' and awards were mndc by D. V. Malloch. extension agent lor southern Mississippi County, his assistant, Wll- fam Watson, and Helen l.j. Wells, name demonstration agent lor southern Mississippi County. Prior to presentation of awards, Bonnie Lou Hcicn, of Arkansas County, spoke to the group on her experiences as an International exchange student in Switzerland ami Mr. Ensley spoke on the national congress In Chicago. Others who were recognized Tor their efforts included Glenn 73rack- ntt of West Rtrige, second in cotton; Ira Gene Ashley, Kelser, third in cotton; Miss Heard, fourth in cot- on; , Calvin Jnckson of Mlljtpan e, first in swine: Dimnne Jack- of Mitigftn Ttldge, second in wine; Ed Wallace of Stilhnan, hlrd In swine. Mctvln Crosskno of llnrdett.e, who vas first In tractor driving tor the last two yenr.s nml who finished lecond and fifth In the district, and itnte respectively Iti that division, vas first in tractor maintenance. Other first place awards went to Brooks Williams of Dycss, soybeans; Jimmy WiNimns of Mllllgnn Riti(;e. corn. Junior division members v.'ho were cogiii^nd for their work in cotton production Included Harold . may make a whirlwind auto (our of the London area, which has -J3 of th e ((25 y ou.se o f Co rnmo ns s cu ks at stnfcc in the voting. Although his physical energy is remarkable for a man of his years the old warrior has to watch his health. He is subject lo bronchial trouble and the English weather in February is seldom balmy- Churchill and hts lieutenants pian big camnnign people's votes. for the working Weather rkansas forrcas 1 .: Cloudy, rain north and central portion.^ Cloudy and waimer, rain extreme northeast portion tonight. Friday partly cloudy, a few showers and colder extreme north portion in afternoon. Woman Admits Setrincj Fire to Mental Hospital DAVENPORT. In.. Jan. 12. O\P> —A murder charge was filed today against a woman patient who reportedly admitted setting a hospital fire which took Ihc lives ot 41 women here last Saturday. States Attorney Bernard Moran ot Rock Island County made the announcement and Identified the; woman as Mrs. Eltiora Epperly, 22, of RocV: Island. Moran said tlie woman admitted she started the fire in her room in St. Elizabeth's mental ward o' Mercy Hospital. The three-story building was destroyed by a fire which mushroomed through it while the patients slept. Investigating authorities, meantime, awaited the woman's arrival at Moran's office. They -said .she would lie asked to return voluntari- riay when the company rejected the union's demand for a 15 c:en(s an hour wage Increase. John.son said the company wil! not budge on this or other ivsues nor does the union wish to compromise. He added that no further meetings are planned to bring the disputants together. The union's guarded statement about strike possibilities led to speculation that the Southwestern. lie! walkout might be timed to coin clde with a nationwide telephone strike scheduled [or next month. New York Cotton Missouri forecast: Colder west iy to Iowa and north portions tonight; Friday partly cloudy and colder with occasional rain southeast and east central portions forenoon; low tonight near 10 above along north border to 35 in the southeast. Open Hi'.-h lav Minimum this morning—33. Mar 3M3 3093 3084 Maximum ycstcrday^M, May 3093 30M Sunset today—5:10. • -July 3«X> 3061 3040 Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Oc( 2g«) 2871 2850 Precipitation 2V hours lo 7 a.m. Dec 2853 2859 2R43 today—93. Total since Jan. 1—6.73. Mean temperature 'irAu'way between high and low)—15.5. Normal mean for January—33.9. Open Hieh Low Illls l>ate l-nsl Ve.ir Mar 3C83 3C85 3075 Minimum this mornins—38. May 3034 3DS4 3073 Maximum yesterday—*W. July 3047 30i8 3030 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Ocl 2861 28B1 2841 —1.35. [Dec 2«33 2333 2828 Soybeans Open High Vflw Close Mar 2331;, 233", 231'i 231',May 229',; 22!)'i. 22714 227->, July 225VJ 225'i 223W 223 Six Die in Fire In Hammond, Ind. Coroner Discovers Bullet Wounds in Two Victims' Bodies HAMMOND. Intl.. Jnn. 12. (/!>> — The bodies of four adults mul two children were found In a fire-swept home here today nnd Deputy Coroner 13. W. Tldlaw said tlierc was cvicicnee of mnrricr and Four of the victims were Identified as Felix Samas. 33, n machinist; his v. f lfe, Knthcrlne, 2-1, am their two children, Felix, Jr., 4, and Phyllis Elaine, 18 months. The two other adults were Irlcnti Ilcri ns Ulcriard Normnn, 23, am his Christmas bride, Shirley, 18 They were staying in the Sama home. The deputy coroner snid foulle Jiimrs Gardner Klyllicvlllo Director The appointment of 12 comimm y directors for the annual Murcl iM iirdley, Kciser; Wayne Hfirgroves. Dyew; 1/md/jcy Chandler, Whit Ion; Jerry Webst-er, Millignn Illdgc; and Jlnuuy Floyd. Victoria. lryiin llpnrd. Jr.. of Ktowah, was first In rural plertrifirntion and received an additional award from the REA In the form of an electric soldering Iron. Sylviu Dent, oi Dycw;, won first place for better methods In the use of c-rclriclty and received nn electric iron from the RKA. She was also fir.st In the best dress division. Other girls honored with n wards were Patsy Nunnally of Whitton. safety achievement find wool dress divKslon; Mae Beryl Hevill, HL'nfctlc. piny outfit division; Chart ene Pierce. Htirdcttc. school dre.'Ls division; Violet McVay, Dye.ss, csinnin^ achievement; Nancy Morris. Stillman, fnnd and cookery achievement: Louise Shclton. Dycs-s, rice foods and hnme improvement achievement; and Birdie Mac Yancey. Btirdette, handtcraft and garden achievement, Jackets were presented Mr. Rasley, Mr. Crosskno, Mr. Urackett atid Mr. Heard. wounds were found In the bodies o Mrs. Snmas nnd her son. An autopsy was to be tier formed on the body of Snmas to determine the cau.se of his death. Officers said they were Informed Sam as and his wife had separated before Christmas nnd that the Normans had taktin a room in the Samns home on the southeast aide of Hammond. Mrs. Glcmia Norman, mother of Norman, said her son siwl liia l>rkle went to live in tiic Samas home so the younger Mrs. Norman could lake care ot the Sanv.is children. She said Mrs. Samas at that lime went to work in a restaurant owned by her husband herr,. ' Norman was a railroad fireman. Dimes in Mississippi as iinnounced today by the Uev Inrvey KIdd, pastor of the Firs *resbyterlan church and count umpfilBii director. Tlie drive for funds to carry o he work oi Vac Nulional Foiu ion for Infantile Paralysis, will gu inderway Mississippi county ncx \londny, and will extend thrmiy January 30, A. S. Harrison, chnl Chapter of the national fomulatlo previously announced. Jnmcs Oardiior, Blytheville a lorney, wllj direct the campniyn Blylhevllle, where $10,000 or ha of the county's $20,000 quota •scheduled to be raised. nlythcvlllc'fi quota exceeds that uny other Mississippi County to\ by 100 per cent. Volunteer don lions will be the chief source funds .since personal solicitation prohibited for agencies included the community Chest drive. Colic lions will be made through I .schools, theater collections, the funds collected In the "Iron Inng" containers Lo l>c placed In down-\ town K lores , Mr. G n rd nc r suld . Osccol.-i Iliis S5.UOO Quula In Osceola, where the campaign tx to he directed by Halph Wilson, $3,000 is lo be collected. At bench ville a (juota of $lj250 lias been set, with the campaign to be under the leadership of Mhcrlon HlclL. Hie entire Lion's Cluh at Manila will direct the cnmpnij-n there to col- '50 Membership Drive Launched By the C. oi C, Increase in Budget Sought to Make Bid For New Industries Industrial expansion in the Blytlicville trade nroa should reach n new high in 1050. The expansion, which civic oiulers Hay is needed to count- •;iet an Jinlicipiiled setback agriciilluriil income is licdulcd to bo the 1 , prime jjcctive of Uic Chamber oi ommercc for 1050. A membership drive, started toy with a klckoff breakfast at the old Noble, will take definite ae- on alter n ratiiis committee rtc- 'rmlnc. 1 ; tilt finnticlal iioetl.s of thr*. uunlwr hi ai\'ftll-ou(, effort Lo KCO Kith local and outstdc capital !n- c-stetl in new industries for Bly- icvllle. Tin: mtiiiE committee, which was cheduled to meet following the loard of director's special meeting t 2:30 today, will set the mcmber- hl|> ciimpnign riuolu after determining tile Fumls needed. A mem- Jership .standard will correspond ,-itli the financial needs In launch- lie the Industrial expansion pro- ;rani and contimiiiiK other pro- ect.s already adopted l>y the Churn- >er members. To iMccl New Conditions The opinion ninoii: Shopping Days Are Numbered For Buyers of Auto Licenses With only 16 more "shopping days" left in which to purchase slate vehicle liccixs, ICM than one-third oi the owners in North Mississippi County have obtained their ]950 plates, Oscar Alexander, inspector lor the Arkansas Revenue office in Blytheville, reported today. All indications pointed lo a big last " minute rllsh Dead- 1:30 Hne for obtaining the 1950 licenses is Jan. si. Sloping the sale of licenses, he satd, was the failure of owi^rs to provide the serial numbers of vehicles to be licensed. Tills number Is not on the pink registration slip, Mi-. Alexander said, but Is 3084 I U5 " a "y otl 'nc bill of sale. Two regulations governing the 3083 3043 2851 2843 N. O. Cotton sale of licenses have been revised by the State Revenue Department, he said. Certificates of Indebtedness are no longer required on vehicles that have been mortgaged or financed, he said. Tho same j information wilt be required, how! ever, owners will be asked the total amount of Indebtedness, when ! it was Incurred and the name , of the company or Individual in j whose favor the chattel morgage, 2343 iie n or conditional sales contract 2823 . was Issued. 3075 3015 3032 Mr. Alexander warned that tho stnte title registration laws provides penalties up to {500 for false statements In regard to tills indebtedness. Revision of another regulation requires that the owner of a vehicle must sign his o-*n registration certificate. In the past, wives often tiave been allowed lo sign for thoir husbands. Now only the person in whose name the vehicle is register- cd may sign. Mr. Alexander said that in cases whore the owner was out of town or III, an application will be mailed htm for his signature. He also reminded owners that If a vehicle was purchased since the previous registration, the title transfer on the reverse side of the pink slip must be filled out and signed. A notarized bill of sale also must be presented with this registration slip. Tf a vehicle was purchased In another state, the new o'.vncr must present the license or title registration certificate issued by that state, he said. The Revenue Deparmcnt office in City Hrvll will remain open during the noon hour and on Saturday afternoons from now until Feb. Mr. Alexander Eald. Tuberculosis Agency Heeds More Funds A total nf $0,0(10 has lie en collected for UibPrcuIosiK control work In Mississippi comity during I0">0 according lo tlie report made today by Mrs. C. G- Redman, executive .secretary for the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. In her report, the first to he submitted lo the state Tuberculosis j Association, it w:»s indicated that a j manlier of those, solicited through I mail sale of Christmas ,s:«l<3 .still hrv] not niatle contributions, and reminder curds wire expected to bring in Additional funds before the campnign clones late this month. The major part of the .solicitation wa.s completed prior to Christmas, but more than $2.000 has been contributed since tiint time. The Initial report will be submitted fit a meeting of exccuive .s:cretarics for tuberculosis associations all over the United Slates at ,1 meeting in Oalveslon, Tc.x.. later this month. At a .similar meeting [eight miles southeast of here Mon lect $1,000 during the drive. Quotas nf $500 have been set lor Wilson, Dell, Joiner, and Luxora; $250 for Armorel and, Reiser; and $100 for Burdclte, Huffman, and Forty and El^ht combined nnd the combined communities of Yarbro and Promised Land. Community campni&n directors are: Armorel, Marlon Dyer; Dell, Chris Tompkins; D?ll, the Rev. Malcolm CrifMn; Huffman a n tl Forty find Eight, P- E. Hnrrison; Joiner, the Rev. Ray It. McLcstcr; Kclscr, R, H. Robinson; Luxora the Rev. A. B. Mill; Wilson, the Rev, ii. Lynn Wade; and for Yarbro and Pro in Lied Land the Rev. Itoy Henry. Miss en Hi£ Jlcnlflciary During i ft is the National Foundation of Infantile Piiralysls contributed $80,000 for the trcatrncn o f polio patient, 1 ! 1 n Misslssipp County, and hospital attendant, have stntoci that an estimated $100 000 will be required before al piitlcnts can r>e dismissed. Failure to ruise the funds, on a national scale, will mean, Mr Harrison and Mr. Kidd pointed on that some poilo patients will no receive treatment, which may suit Sn permanent disability. Campaign lead'.rs arc urijlng loca support by contacting the cam pnl^ri directors of the various coin nnmltlcs. ig meniber.ship commit Icemen at the breakfast .hLs morning indicated that there is a need, for nn lncrea.se la Industrial activity to provide employment for the fiinu workers whose Jobs will be cut, short tiloug with lite beginning cotton acreage control. It wn.i also pointed out that for the past lew years MLsslssipp'L County biLslnessnicn had rested on the laurels of nn Agricultural success slory lo maintain a progressive trade area, but that lowcrcO farm Incomes would call for more Industry. The membership committee will mpletc plans for the campaign x>n after the rating committee utllnc.s the financial nced.s. Larger Budget Needed RiLssell Hays, ^chairman of tho ictnber.shlp conimHteo, Is acting n.i end of tl*ft" fitting W>minlttce, and .serving with Frnnk Nelson, E. M. egcnold, B. A. Lynch, and E. B. avid on the committee. The ba^Jc membership cnnimit- c ia com[X)^ed of 17 members, hut Ihcr chamber of commerce rnom- crs and officers will assist in rou- ucllng the (Jrlve. It is expected thnt Hie commSt- ce will meet again toinorrov/ to dis- u&s the rcsuUfl of the rating corn- nlltec meeting. Tills morning'. 1 ; kickoff meeling '05 opened by Chamber of Corn- ncrce President Alln Huffman, Jr.. who ]X)I n ted out that the chamber ns at pre.sent operating on one of he lowest budgets of any of the icljjhboring towns of this size, and int the membership would have <> be iticrcJused to increase and im- )ro\'C Chamber of Commerce acltvl- -les. Leachviile Man Dies of Injuries In Auto Accident JONESBOUO, Jan. 12~t/r* —I Glen Burf'c.'LS, 23. Fx'acliville, Rou 1 l f died at fjt. Bernard's Hcspil; horn this morning fit 3:40 of inJuri suffered in an outomobile acciden lust year it was di:-,rlose<1 thnt the Mississippi County association's 35 per c^nt IncrerJ^c was the largest made In Arkanprts, More than $11,000 was collected tor the tuberculosis ctmtrol work here last year. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobncco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Gen Electric Motors Montgomery Wurcl N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio . Roccny Vacuum Stuclcbakcr Standard of N J Tnxns Corp J C Penney U S Steel Scars 147 ,S-8 15 1-8 30 5-8 32 5-8 65 5-8 '2 SS 3-4 day morning. Internal Injuries nncl a crush' face caused death. Condition of iv other men in the accident, Bll and Tom I£cW or Ixjachvillc, irmincd .scrimis. The Injuries occurred when car driven by Torn Reid rammed Into the rear at a parked truck in pre-dawn fc? on Highway 03 near J3ay In a stretch officers TCfcr to ns "Dead Man's Lane." scene of a- dozen fatal accidents during the past three years. No arrests have been made, officers said. Burgess is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. llurge.v;, who Ihc in the Happy Corner Community, Mississippi County. 13 1-8 Earthquake Reported 25 5-8 13 3-4 IB 3-4 27 1-4 68 0' 55 7-8 21 1-2 44 Southern Pacific .......... 62 1-2 In Southern California LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12. M'.—Accompanied by hrtivy nmibniiK. a sharp earthquake Jarred a large sec- lion of Southern California yesterday. But tt caused no damage. Heaviest jolts were felt In the lull civic center buildings downf/own, although the temblor was reported from Long Beach 75 miles inland to San. Bernardino. Pair Charged With Murder Hear Kennett KENNETT, Mo., Jan. 12—(XIV- Two Ncfjro men. Lee Watson, alms C. \V. Lewis and J. O .Thomas, tire held In the Dunklin County jail and v/Hl be charged today with Iirst t!c(,Tce murder In connection with the death of John p, Moore, niral area merchant, the ni^ht of last Dec. G, prosecuting attorney Tom Moblcy .said Uidny. Thomas was tirrestcd late tn December by city police at Greenville, Miss., at request of Sheriff J;i?k Barnes of Dunklin County, ami Watson was arrested at Greenville Ins?., Saturday night- Hoth V/;itsoii iimi Thomas have signed con f colons, IIarr.es .said. Moore. 52, tiled In the fire that destroyed hts ;,lorc building. An in- vesUfjation ^as started immediately by Uarnrs and the state Hinlr-vny Patrol ami through various lijxi they were directed to the two men now held. Hoth men were Riven lie tleli'Ct'>r teats nt Jefferson City last Tuesday, Barnes s.nld, and en routo back hnme from the state capital, tach man confessed his part, ia the crime to dftfoient officers in separate automobiles. According to the confessions, tUo sheriff said, Watson held the merchant while Thomas .staick him unit! he became unconscious. Then, Ihc confcttstnn says, the two of them look what money they conM finc> and lett after setting rite to the building, Tlie store bull dirts was completely destroyed and Mrxjrc's body almost toUliy biiTuc<l. When arrested, Watson tolrt tho sheriff six other nefjroe-s were in]- plicnto.d in tt;e robbery and kilUu? and all of the so were arro.sted but all have since been released. U. of A. Professor Dies FAYETTEVlLLfc,. Ark.. Jan. 13. {>Y\— Capt, John Greet Hamilton, 52. assistant professor of history and poliHcal science at the university of Arkansas, died this morning fit Veterans Hospital. A retired nrmy officer he had been ft member of the faculty since 1915,

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