The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 16, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NptlTUEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST IHS VOL. XLV—NO. 253 BlythevlUe Dally New Blylhevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader SOOKI BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1950 TFIN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Assistance Asked For West Missco Victims of Flood Red Cross Chapter . Board in Osceola ^Considers Requests Another half inch of rain vvas added yesterday to the water-logged areas of Northeastern Arkansas and Southeastern Missouri with the Hed Cross receiving requests for aid from -five families in the Ploodway Community, it was disc losed tod ay. The gauge at the lower end of Big Lake registered 18.75 feet this morning, it was announced, by C. G. Rodman, secretary for'"Drainage District No. 17,..wlio indicated that a crest mlglit be reached Wednesday with the stage around 19 feet, if no more vain falls. Yesterday's black clouds out o! the west brought 55 of one inc! of rain for Blytheville and the precipitation apparently was heavier to the north in the vicinity of Kcnuett, Mo,, principal watershed for liig Ltiku. Mr. Redman said that a portioi of U. S. Highway G4 was under water today west of the drainag ditches emptying into Big Lake Traffic on the highway hud been stopped, it was indicated Some hail arid wind were reported in" the Kennett area. Colder weather moved into Ark atisas yestc rd ay an d the low IT ere this morning was 31 degrees- Yesterday's high was 71, while Littl Rock reported a maximum of 75 the highest on record for that clt; on January 15. Readings in the kjgh 20s were forecast for section! oB North Arkansas tonight. "~" Red Cross Board Meets Mrs. Madeline Canipncll, execu live secretary of the Osceola Dis trict Chapter of the American Red Cross, said that a special meeting j o[ the chapter's executive boan had been called for today to dis cuss the flood situation in th Floodway area west of Osceola an ! to make a study of the imemploy I rnent resulting from the long spe* 1 of rainy weather. Mrs. Emma Anderson, a naliona I disaster worker on loan to th Midwestern Area, office at St. Jjonl I was in Osceola to confer with th I board.. Mrs- Campbell said that abou I 35 requests, chiefly for "food, ha rineu made ••vltbm Ihn Ta^t few day but that sh^r felt iWuotti I brought about by tack of-.-;i I ratber than, the water. The Red Cross worker. , furthe j explained that after the boat met the office would probably re I ter the situation to city and count officials, since it would be out | the hands of the Red Cross Hppt responsibility for the ui Rpployed. In connection with the Eamili i that moved, she explained thn I they were day laborers and wer located in an area that was part ' cularly lou-, and where fnmili I had to be moved almost ever year. March of Dimes Drive Starts n County; Goal is $20,000 Initial collections for the 1950 March of Dimes stnrtcd today in ississippi County. The Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, county campaign director said thai 159 had been turned in before the campaign got underway. A $10,000 goal has been set up for Blythcvlllc and $20,000 for the entire county. The Rev. Mr, Kidd explained that the quota this year was double that of 1949 because of the epidemic last year, which depleted both local and milieu funds. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis reported a total oJ $80.000 spent in Mississippi County last year, when about 150 cases received assistance from the foundation. Go:tl for U. S. Is $52,000,000 The March of Dimes is a nationwide campaign. The national g is S52.000.000. Much of the fund? will go for aid of individual cases Tat Winning Because of You' JOIN THE MARCH 01 DIMES Janua and still more will go for further research. Last year $1.370,000 in March o )rive Launched &y Farm Bureau Kickoff Meetings To Be Held Today in Osceola, Roseland Farm Bureau leaders in North ind South Mississippi County were scheduled to outline plans and goals :or the annual membership drive at icickoff meetings today. At Osceola, where the kickoff was scheduled for Wednesday originally, the meeting wa s move d up u ntil noon today. It was expected that approximately 50 workers would be on hand to work out the details for the drive. The combined groups have a quo- i of 4,000 and the various community goals were to be set at the two meetings today. North Mississippi County Farm Bureau leaders were to begin their drive activities with a barbeque at the home of Charles. Rose at Roseland at 6:30 pjn. today. Approximately 60.workers were expected to attend. Among those expected to attend were some 15 Farm Bureau workers from the Manila-Leachville area. Transportation problems broi.iPht, aboyt by tlie,v:ater rnay^r. the attendance. AutftiJvVblles were to be taken By workers on this side of Big Lake to drive workers to the meeting. A. C. Spellings, PMA county committee chairman, was to speak at both meetings. Cotton acreage controls and other farm legislation and Farm Bureau projects were to be discussed. .Ralph Monroe, supervisor for the PMA in Mississippi County, discussed the corn acreage allotment proposals at the Osceola meeting. A total goal of oO.OOo members has been set for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. 4,Dimes fluids were given four lead Universities to determine tlic actual n timber of polio viruses existence, and the study of the fou chools is to be completed by the end of 1951. Three different v'irusc now recognized, but scientist ay that for a vaccine to be effec ive the actual number of vinisc mist be known. The four universities eonductinu he work are the University o Southern California. University o Utah, University of Kansas, and th University of Pittsburgh. Large Sums Spent A total of 511,000,000 In March o Dimes funds has been spent in seek ing a preventive to the disease nn to minimize its crippling effects. A corps of workers, Including 1 community chairmen, were to begi collections torir,y. Coin boxes wer :o be placed in business establish ments, coin .collectors given eac school child, and collections mac at movies. Personal solicitation will not b conducted in towns where the Com munity Chest funds covered th collections for the foundation. In BlyttjeviUe $3.500 was sougl for the foundation, but will be ci since the Community Chest quol was not reached. Colder Weather Due LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Jan. 16. j —A letup In the downpour, whic has sent four rivers on a rampaging tour in 13 counties, was in store for I Arkansas today. But another cold wave started a | twins into North Arkansas last I night and -is expected to hit the | flood stricken areas enrly this week. The mercury jumped to 75 de- rrees here at 2:-15 p.m. yesterday— I the hottest Jan. 15 on record in 1 MWle Rock. By 1 a.m..the tempera- lure had dipped to the 44-deeree | mark. Torrential downpours over most I of the state yesterday forced flood I levels higher on the already swollen St. Francis, Little Red, lower | White and OuachH-a rivers. Trouble spots are near Paragon lei on the St. Francis; in the Des Arc- Cot (on Phml-Devalls Bluff area the White; at Calion on the inchita and around Judsonia on the Little Red. The I?ea Cross reported the tur- I bnlent streams, out of their banks 1 at several sections, had affected f Mirse counties: Cross. Cruighcau". Mississippi. Chy. Greene Jackson. Poinsett. | Pnarie, Randolph. White, Woodruff. Lee nnd Monroe. Mrs. Elma B. Boone, liaison offi- I ccr of the Red Cross, said einer- I gcncy supplies had been sent to I help more than HO families forced I fro (n their homes. Scores of other Sec FLOODS on Page 10 • \s\it * Soil Benefit Applications Are Submitted Today was the final day for 'armors to file application for payments earned on conservation practices through the Production and Marketing Administration. Early this morning only 55S applications had been filed in North Mississippi County, where approximately 2,000 farmers »ere eligible o share in the $225,000 that could nave been earned in this county. Floyd Crouch, senior field assistant, said that it could not be determined the actual amount earned until all applications were today. The earnings will be figured by tomorrow. Last year about. $20,000 was returned to the state Production and Marketing office for re-apportionment, when farmers in Mississippi County failed to make application for the payments due them. Th?re are 11 approved practices in Mississippi county upon which the farmers earn tile proceeds. The reports are made on activities during 1049, ending on December 31 and concerned chiefly with build ing the soils on Mississippi County farms. Dutch Protest Seizure I Of Property by Reds THE HAGUE, 'Hie Netherlands, I Jail. ID— (iPi— The Netherlands is [protesting to the Chinese Com- ImunisU against the seizure of | Dutch diplomatic properties In Peiping, the Foreign Office an- lounccd today. The Foreign Office instructed Its I representatives In Pciping. N A. J Ine Voogd, to prokst to Peiping Ichincse authorities. A week ago llhe Chinese authorities announced Irequlslioning of the eastern com- Ipounct of the Netherlands con- |sular property. |Motor/st. Foifeits Bond Joel York forfeited a MS.25 cast: Iboiu! in Municipal Court this Imorning on a charge of driving Ihwilc under the Influence of liq- luor. Hearing for A. H. Wallace on a • similar charge was continued unit Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloud' and rather cold tonight and Tucs- temperatures 24-32 central portions to- day. Lowest In north and night. Missouri forecast: Fair tonlgh and Tuesday, colder extreme southeast. Not quite so cold northwest tonight- Rising temperature; west and north Tuesday. Low tonight, 15-20 south; high Tuesday 35-40 south. Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—73. Minimum Sunday morning—38. Maximum Saturday—63. Sunset today—5:14. Sunrise tomorrow—7:06. Precipitation 48 hours to T am today—.55. Total since Jan. 1—8.73. Mean temperature (midway be twe-:n high and low)—52. Normal mean for January—399 This Dale l.asl Yrar Minimum this morning—52. Maximum yesterday—13. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Truman Still Thinks Shortage Of Coal Is Not at Critical Point WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, (n'>— Congressional leaders quoted president Truman today as saying lie still tacks sufficient evidence lo declare a national emergency In the coal situation. Mr. Truman discussed the sltua-- (ion nt his weekly conference v;ith Democratic Congressional leaders. Nearly 05,000 soft, coal Illinois In six states had remained on strike Ilils morning, despite John L. Lew Is's published "suggestion" tliat they return to a Ihrce-dny work week after striking last week. Following the Wlilte conference. Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Deniocriitio Senate leader, told reporters: "The President told us he wouldn't hesitate to act when he thinks tlic situation Justifies It. There Is no question that he would use every legal menus at his command but he doesn't want to fail in court." Lucas .said Hie President agreed that (lie coal shortage brought about by the Ihree-rtny work week has created grave shortage* in some arens. But he quoted the President as saying this situation was not Ken- cral enough yet lo be called a national emergency. The President hns said previously he would not hesitate to use Hie Injunctlvc powers of the Tuft- Hnrttey Act If he thought such a course Justified. Lucns said lie Informed Mr. TriL man that the coal shortage In Illinois Is "desperate." The Senator said lie Is receiving dally appeals for action from mayors, citizens' groups and coal dealers Delay of Phone Walkout Is Seen Texas Official Soys Strike Postponed; Another Meeting Held 60,000 Miners Disobey Lewis, Continue Strike UMW Leader Gets Rebuff; 45,000 Out In Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10. (/TV— Nearly 60,000 soft coal miners In six states refused to ol>ey John L. Lewis' suggestion they return to work today after a one-week strike. Western Pennsylvania led tho walkout with 45,000 miners idle out of 50,000. Alabama ojwrators said 5.000 miners refused to work In that slate. About 4,000 Ohio miners stayed at home and another 2,500 were out in West-Virginia, the nation's number one producing slate with some —Courier News 1'Jioto UEFUN!) I-KOJKCT LAUNCHED—Mary Jo Eaton, daughter of Hr. and Mrs. Coady D. Eaton, and other high school students this mom- ng began calling on Arkansas Missouri Power Company customers lo get them to assign their refunds from the company to the Blytheville School District. Hero she explains (he project to Mrs. Jack Chamblin, 1310 Walnut. With nearly 200 high school students joining in the effort, school officials expect them to complete the Job within two or three days. GOP Congressmen, Angry over China Policy, Level Blasts at Dean Acheson Backers of Oleo Bill Claim Edge Senators Who Want Taxes Repealed Sec • 5 to 8-Votc Margin WASHINGTON. Jan. IB. (IF) • Senators who want to remove fed- ST. LOUIS, J:m. 1G— Wt —A s'.rikc of 50,000 employes ;iK;iinsl the Southwestern llcll Telephone Coin (Kin y W;LS pos limned hiflcUiil- Icly today 'at tn« rniucsl of the C'JO f'o m inimical I on Workers' Union's national officers. Younq Hunters Find Farmer's Body in Field The body of Henry w. Dumla >0, of Ba.ssett. was discovered by tv, Bassett youths on a hunting tr yesterday. He had, according to th •cport of Coroner E. M. Kelt, bee dead for several days. Mr. -Dundas. a bachelor and a Farmer, • was identified by papers round oil him. but otherwise could :iot be recognized. Serices were conducted at 2 p.m. oday at the Bassett Church, with ourial in the Bassctt Cemetery. Mr. Dundas to believed to have ozen to death after fulling in a 'ield en route to his sister's home. He had not been seen since the day after Christmas. The death was investigated by Mr. Holt and Sheriff William Bcrryman. It was reported that he lived alternately with a sister and brother and was also engaged In . larm- ng with Nat Etter, and each :hought he was with the other during the time between his death and the discovery of his body. His body WHS found about a mile off tlie highway. Mr. Dundas was born In Mississippi County and had lived here 11 his life. He is survived by a brother, M. C. Dundas of Joiner and a sister. Mrs. W. A. Dial of Bassett. 'Hie Sv.'ift Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. (By the Associated l-ress) Republican Congressmen, wrought up over the latest break between the United States and Red China, have levelled their guns at Secretary of State Acheson, demanding everything from nn explanation to a resignation. Democratic leaders accused the Republicans of trying to make political hash out of the nation's foreign policy ill the wordy Senate debate over Formosa and China. Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader, hurled the charge ut G.p.P. members who have been storming against president Truman's hftnd3rOff~policy toward Formosa. Luca.s received a sharp retort from Senator~Dre«'ster of Maine, chair- nan of the Republican Senatorial Campign Committee, who declared it is the Democrats who are churning up the political pot. The Far Eastern crisis had reverberations in London. Top British officials are reported seriously concerned over Hcd seizure of American property in Peip- ing, Chinese Communist capital. Reliable sources in the British capital said government leaders nrt worried over criticism from some other commonwealth members for recognizing the Communist government. From Formosa came word tha USSR Defecations Leave Another UN Group Meeting LAKE SUCCESS. Jan. 16. ISP, — Soviet bloc delegations walked ouf. of another United Nations body today in protest over the continued presence of Chinese Nationalists and said they would spread their boycott to all U.N. organs. The new walkout look place in the Economic and Social Council's Committee on Procedure. This time Czechoslovakia Joined Russia In the protest against further participation of the Chinese Nationalist delegation in U.N. agencies. The Russian delegation walked out of the Security Council last Friday and announced it would not. return as long as the Chinese Nationalists sat at the table. The Soviet bloc countries meanwhile continued their two-year boycott of the ycar-around Little Assembly where Chinese Nationalist Delegate T. F. Tstang was ready to renew his demands that Russia be Indicted for Communists. This was the first of the Little Assembly. aiding the Chinese 1050 meeting De Gasper/ to Form New Cabinet This Week HOME, Jan. 16- M', Alcide de Gaspcrl said expects to form a new coalition cabinet this week. DC Gasperi, busy forming sixth government since IBIS, signed last wc-:k in a government reorganization move but was commissioned hy President Luigi Ein- audl to head a new cabinet. —Premier today he Jaycees to Name Five Key Members And 7 Boss of Year lore than 100 Nationalist planes nd a few warships were pununel- ig Communist Invasion craft mass- el on Luichow peninsula for tile nvaslon of Hainan Island off Ihc China south coast. The attacks were designed lo crlp- lc the Reds before they could nount an attack on the big island vhlch served as one of the main bases of Japan's wartime southward advance in the Pacific. Other Formosa dispatches said Nationalist Governor Ho Kuo-kwang vas strengthening his grip In the far nland province of sikang, bordering Tibet. The reports said-Ho- has promised all persons who return lo Ihe Nationalist fold lhat they will be pardoned and well treated. eral taxes Iroin Oleomargarine today clniincd a margin of from live to eight votes. Both the oleomargarine backers amt their opponents from huller- pracluclng states agreed the big test will come tomorrow, sometime after 1 p.m. li^ST. At that hour, after two weeks of debate, tho senate lins agreed to stop talking and start voting on a I weeks," Stalcy safd substitute bill S|»nsored by Senators Wiley (Il-wts) and Gillette <D- Ii>.) Like tlic House-passed tax ropeal- DALLAS, Jan. 16 — OT— A Texa telephone union official said today the long - threatened southwest wide telephone strike has been averted again. R. \V. Slalcy, Texas secretary of the CIO Communications Workers of America, said he was advised uy SL. Louis union headquarters tlmt strike nctlon has boon postponed, for "several weeks." He said: "IiUeriiaUonni officers have requested that the Southwest, Division of the union hold any strike action In 'abeyance until other di- Into buigalnlug pro- the Bell telephone visions enter cedure with system-*' Involved In the St. Louis talks Is Division 20 of CWA, embracing TCXILS, Arkansas, Oklahoimi, KRII- nnx, Missouri und part of Illinois. "The oilier 25 or so divisions of OW A with will Dell enter Into bargaining within the next few 67 Civil Cases On Docket in Circuit Court Judge Zal B. Harrison tixlay convened a term of the Civil division of the Mississippi Circuit Court to hear civil cases during the next term was to bo completed this afternoon. Slecllori of a jury panel for the two weeks. Notified to report for Jury were the following vcnlremen: R. B. Hays, Woodrow Crook, Sterling French J. A. Hcmy, Enrl Datnon, Jarncs Members of the Blythcvlllc Junior 1 B; 'rtdale, Fred Callihan. Phillips Chamber of Comemrco will select Robinson, J. W. Adams. Clyde Mtl- ligan. Luther Miclrileton, Jimrnic Sniotherman. J. N. Bellinger, Vernon Reynolds. Toy Vcach, Audrey Merrill, w. E. Hagen, James L. Tid- wcll. Dallas H. Brownlce, W. D. Vastbiuder. L. E. Old, Jack Marsh, Gilt] Harrison, Sam Henley. L. H. Hays, B. F. Kiger, Vance Hcntler- son, George M. Lee. Alvin Huffman, Jr.. B. A. Buggs, Elncrt Huffman, five "Key men" and the "Boss of the Year' 'for 10-19 at a special meeting at 7:30 tonight In observance of National Jaycce Week, which began Saturday. t\ special program on nims and purposes of the organization has teen planned. Opening Jaycce Week activities, members of the lilytlic- villc club attended services at the Lutheran Church Sunday. Tiic "Key Men" to be selected tonight will be Jaycecs who are elected by members of the club on the basis of participation in club activities during the past year. This will be the second time a "Boss of the Year" has been named. Those named tonight will not be announced until ttic annual Distinguished Service Award banquet Friday night. At that time, the DSA will be presented to the man who lias been named by a secret committee as the ••Outstanding Man of the Year," an honor based on community service. Cr it would remove excise taxes from oleomargarine, but the substitute would, prohibit its Interstate transportation when yellow-colored. On imcolored margarine the federal tax is 1-4 cent a pound; on colored, 10 cents a nound. Wiley also 1ms lacked on tho substitute a general repeal for war- lime excise taxes, such ns those on cosmetics, passenger and freight transportation, theater admissions and similar levies. Want Itlilcr Dropped Some of the Democrats who supported the original substitute, including Senators Magnuson (I>- Wnsh) untl Humphrey (D-MInn) said they will insist the general excise tax repealer by stripped from the substitute. Senator Fulbrlghl (D-Ark) who has been floor general for the margarine bill, told a reporter that he welcomes a showdown either on the original substitute or with the excise riders attached. "I thijik v,'C have the votes to win," FulbrlBhl said. "A lot of senators will not say In advance how they will vote." Senators Alkcn (R-VO. one of the uuller-dairy group, said he wants (lie lest limited to the substitute, minus the cxciso amendments, "A week ago I thought the dairy states group would lose," Alkcn said. "Now I think it's a toss-up with a little advantage for the substitute." Union Officials Meet ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16— (/!>) —A 110,000 miners. In Kentucky, 2,P^O miners, employed by the U. o. Conl and Coke Company, a United States Steel Corporation subsidiary, were not working. But In Southwest Virginia, coal production was virtually in full swing, with only about 200 of the area's 15,000 miners choosing not to work. Last Monday, 09,000 miners In Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama and Utah stayed away from work In an unexplained strike. Last week Lewis suggested they resume production today. Warned of New "Pull Out" Some of tho 11.000 Western Pennsylvania diggers who came to work were warned roving pickets would coma around nnd pull them out again. In Washington, John D. Battle, executive vice-president of the National Coal Association, termed the miners' action "a rebellion against Lewis." "It looks like the first revolt against Lewis." Battlo told a reporter. "There's been no complaint from the men lo Ihclr employers about Ihclr hours or wages or working conditions. They have told the operators 'we want to work. 1 The opernlors have had lo reply, 'tell that to your officials.' " Battle said "it may b« a number of the miners have decided 'let's meeting of union officials today will decide the next step in their dispute with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. International officers of the Cf.O Communication Workers meet at !0 a in. (CST) with the negotiating, committee of Division 20. Some 50,000 Southwestern Bell employes In six states belong to Division 20. A union spokesman said no statement was expected until late today. Yesterday, a threatened walkout against Southwestern Bell was postponed one day at the request of International officers. A strike truce, agreed to by the union at the request of Gov. Forrest Smith of Missouri, expired last by Division 20 offt- obscrvers to believe New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations.: A T Kc T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Ueth Steel Chrysler Coca Coh Gen Electric. ,.. P. E. Holder. W. L. Horncr. Rouse Harp. C. R. Graves, .John Hoyt, Jr. Alternates—Allen Holt. W. H. Pease, Russell E. males. Bur! Wilson. Dick Roberta, J. C. Walsh. Harry Wccdman. Henry Wcstbrook, M. i 1 ."" C. Webb, John Sparks. j %™ t ™™™ War(l N Y Central Hit Harvester National Distillers Republic Strrl llaillo A tola! of 41 civil cases has been scheduled for trtal during the first 'seven dsys of the court term and 20 more are on call. It was announced this morning by Harvey Morris, circuit clerk. Civil cases were heard by Judge Harrison in Osceola during the past two weeks. Socony Vacuum . . Stmtebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp M7 74 1-B 2!) 1-2 31 3-R fj-l 1-8 163 11 7-8 10 55 3-8 12 3-D 27 22 5-8 23 7-B 13 3-4 10 3-8 20 1-2 67 3-8 60 3-1 midnight. Tlic nctlon clals caused a strike In Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and n small part of Illinois might be de- strike action against affiliates of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in other parts of the nation. Union officials have announced previously that a nationwide strike against the Bell syslem was possible next month. Soulhwcstern Hell is nn affiliate of A. T. & T. Gen. ! Hap' Arnold Dies at 63 SONOMA, Calif., Jan. 16. (AP) — Gen. Henry H. (flap) Arnold, America's ranking airman of World War II and a pioneer of aviation is dead at 63. military The nation's first general of the Air Force died suddenly yesterday at his ranch home 40 miles north of San Francisco. Death was. caused by coronary occlusion, a clotting of the arteries that give blood to the heart. He retired to that quiet Valley of the Moon June 30, 1346 after periodic heart attacks for two years. Arnold's physician, Dr. Russell V. Lee of Palo Alto, said the general should have retired after his first heart attack In 1944, "but things were hot then and he decided lo take his chances with the rest of the soldiers and went back to duly." Tlic wartime chief of the Air Forces will be buried in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C. The funeral Is set for 3 p.m Thursday. The body was resting today at a funeral parlor here. The body will be taken to nearby Hamilton Field and flown to Washington, D.C., Tuesday. The family had not decided whether lo hold service-i here. The nation's military leaders—from Secretary of Defense Johnson down—expressed shock and sorrow at Arnold's death, 'nicy praised him as the man most responsible lor America's air strength and said he was a key figure in the allied defeat of the nxl'.. Arnold was taught to fly by the Wright Brothers In 1911. Just four years out of West Point, he was one of the first officers assigned to the infant air force—then a branch of the Signal Corps. From then on, Arnold's career wrote many of the highlights In the military air history of America. He became chief of the Air Corps In 1938. Even after his retirement, Arnold look every opportunity to sell his firm belief that the United Suites .'hould have an Air Force second to none. He said It was the guarantee of peace. "Inevitable destruction facrs nations that do not have adequate air power," he declared. In his book. "Global Missions," published last September, the five star general warned lhat far reaching bomber strength is the only thing Hussia fears. Three sons, all military men, lelt for home immediately. LI. David L. Arnold arrived from March Field, Calif. Col. Henry H. Arnold. Jr., stationed at the Command aJid Staff School. Fort Leavenworth, Kns., and Capt. William B Arnold, stationed at Banana Kivcr, Ha., were expected today. Air Force officers said a daugh- Mar. ter. Lois, wife of Naval Comman- May rtcr Ernest Snowden, may not be July able to come here Irom Corpus j Oct. ChrLstl, Tex. I Dec. Sheriff Returns Three Prisoners From Mississippi Three Marie men wanted In connection with the burglarizing of the Craln Brothers Store at Wilson Nov. 9 have been returned to Mississippi County to await trial, Sheriff William Ucrryman said this morning. The men, Rufus and O'Neal Inman, brothers, ami Hubert Wages, all of Marie, were relumed to Mississippi County Saturday from Corinth, Miss., where they were arrested last month. An extradition hearing for the three men was held in Jackson,, last Friday and Gov. Fielding Wright granted a requisition Issued by Governor McMnlh of Arkansas. Sheriff Hcrryman and Deputy Sheriff Dave Young testified at the hearing. The three men were arrested in Holly Springs, Miss., and released to the Arkansas officers following the hearing. The men are charged with the theft of liquor valued at more than $800. TWO of the prisoners are In Jail In Oscctiia and the third Is in jail here. Sheriff Berryiuan today disclosed that Martin Lane, one of three Chicago men convicted on burglary charges in connection with thefts from a store at Etowah, was released last week under bond of $18,000 pending an ap| of the conviction to the Arkansas Supreme Court. The other two men, Harry Smith and Jack Barg, were released under similar bonds several days ago. Each was given a prison term of 22 years on burglary and grand larceny charges. have n showdown over limiting ths work wcek&Iel's get It over with by shutting down the mines altogether.' " Tlic United States Steel Corpora- •Uuri---BKld""Ml its 1 captive mines In Pennsylvania, employing nbout 11.000 men, are closer). Another 4,000 U.S. Steel miners In Kentucky forced operations there to remain dark and Wei*. A spokesman said operations in West Virginia were normal. First lo Reopen The Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company's large mine nt. neurby Library, Pa., was among the first to reopen. Other Pitt Consol pits are down. Three mines of the Weir- Ion steel Company In Washington County are out of production. In West Virginia, where 110,000 soft, coal miners arc employed, pickets stopped operations nt live mines which sought to reopen when suf- llclcnt miners answered the come- to-work whistles. By slaying off the Job today tha 45.000 Western Pennsylvania miners followed a pattern set In the first week of 1950 when 16,000 Illinois diggers quit work. The Illinois diggers went back to work last week. But 69,000 other diggers In seven states then walked out. After a few days, Lewis suggested the men return to the pits on the three-day work week he's Imposed on the industry until he gets the contract lie demands. New York Cotton Open Hiph Low . 3002 3C92 3085 . 3094 309-) 30S7 . 3052 3053 3047 . 2«89 2869 29S3 . 2859 2859 2854 1:30 3080 3090 3048 286« Fayctteyillc Man Homed To Replace R. C. Bryan, Osceola, on State Board LITLE ROCK. Jan. 16. (AP) -L L. Baxter. Paycttcvllle business man, today was appointed a member of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. The appointment of Baxter, who succeeds R. C. Bryan, Osceola, was announced today by Governor Mc- Matli. The new member Is president of the Arkansas Western Gas Company. Tlic commission is to meet at the commission offices In the state Capitol tomorrow. BlythcYille Man Named On Pest Control Board H. C. Walk, of Blytheville. owner of Walls Certified Termite Service, was elected Saturday to n two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Pest Control Association at a meeting of the organization In Little Rock. He replaces Ernest Murreli of Little Rock. Wilh Dagen Foster. Pine Bluff exterminator, and also a director. Mr. Walls will serve with officers of the association ou the Executive and Membership He also will work In conjunction with the State Licensing Board In considering eligibility of applicants for licenses as pest control operators. N.,0. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 .. 30S5 3055 2078 3081 .. 3087 3037 3«9 3031 ... 3044 3044 3035 3035 .. 2860 S860 2854 2S55 .. 2846 2C48 2845 2846 Mar. May , July Oct. Dec. Soybeans F. O. B. Chicago: March ..231T. 132'; 231 232!i May ..,.2ig>i 228\ 227'! 128H July 224 224V4 223& 224

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