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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO, 254 BlythevllI* Dally Ne Blyttievllle Courier Blytlievllle Herald Mississippi Valle? Leader BLYTI1EV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Survey Offers Suggestions on How Mississippi County Can Better Itself Reporting on the natural resources of Mississippi County, the Midwest Research Institute of Kansas City today cited a need for greater soybean production, excel- t t opportunities for the expansion dairying, and increased acreage tti alfalfa, vegetable and truck crops. The agency urged that consideration be given to irrigation In the production of truck crops on large scale and suggested that possibilities are good for expanding hog and beef cattle production. The report by the Kansas City research agency is part of a statewide survey made last year for the Arkansas Power & Light Company to gain a comprehensive picture of the state's potentialities. Dealing with Mississippi, the re searchers said: "Tins county ha served as an example in practicing a highly diversified, type of agri •' culture in past years. Some of thi most productive soil of the natior is foimc! here, which Is capable o producing any climatically adaptet "Cotton is the crop upon \vhid the agricultural economy is base and a variation from the presen production pattern may be brough about by a controlled acreage pro gram of a relative,decline in cotto prices providing Incentive for th production of oilier commodities. "Large government airport facili ties are now controlled by the CM of Blytheville. "Industrial sites fo buildings and attractive advantage re available." \ FLITrns Valued at §67,500,000 The survey of the county's nat- ral resources revealed a number of vats among the counties of. the tate. Figures cited by the Institute how a valuation ol $67,526,127.60 or the 9,629 farms in the county. These fanns produce more cotton, orn and soybeans than any other ounty In Arkansas, It also was disclosed that Missis- ippl County ranks first In the pro- luction of hogs, first In the num- ie'r of mules, and third in the production ot broilers and fryers, a net which was not generally known This county Ls topped only by Washington and Bcnton counties ti the number of broilers and fryers grown each year, and the county also was rated third in egg production and fourth In the numbei of pounds of butter sold. Tlie county was given a high rating (fifth) in peaches marketed and ranked eighth Ju the produc tion of vegetables for market, ant tenth in milk production. Once a county in which the him ber industry held top interest, thi trend has been more and more I agriculture until the county now \ 13rd in the total volume of com mercial timber. The mineral sources of commercial value, excep for sand and gravel, are non-exist ent. the researchers reported. Using figures compiled In ', the Institute reported that Missis .ppi County has a land area of 88,100 acres representing D.C29 arms wltli an acreage of 51.2 acres or farm for a total of 492,036 acres evoted to agriculture. Labor Potential Analyze* The average valuation of land nd buildings was placed at $12161, a total valuation of $6,175 per arm. The soil was classified as xpecUonnlly high in productivity nd capable of producing record >ields of n wide variety of crops. Principal crops were listed as :otton, corn, alfalfa, lespedeza. imall grains, especially oats, soybeans, truck crops, fruits and vege- .ablcs with cotton ns the major farm enterprise. The population, based on the 1940 census of 80,217, showed while population of 138.7 per cent with 54,956 of this number in the age group of 14 and older. Tin. county, it was stated, has a laboi force of 27.754 which represents per . cent of all malrs, and 16.2 per cent of the females. Of 25,048 persons found (o be employed, it was shown that 08.8 pe cent of this total follow agricultu ral pursuits; 9.3 per cent in whole sate and retail trad-;; C.9 per cen in business and personal service 4.1 per cent in manufacturing; 2. per cent in transport on. commu nications and other utilities; tw per cent in construction, and miii ing, two-lviindiedths of one cent. Pickets Check Coal Output PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17. (AP)— Growing bands of mo-* torized pickets roved over West Virginia and Pennsylvania soft coal regions loday in an attempt to choke off the nation's mine production. * With almost 74,000 miners idle In _aix "states, one district official of .tlie United Mine Workers strove to get tile diggers bnck in the pits in ' line with UMW President John L. Le\vis' suggestion they end their strike. District four president Cecil J. Urbanik called officers of 110 local unions to a Thursday meeting at : Monongah, W.Va. He expressed confidence that when miners "tmder- ' M/ssour/ons Asking REA OK New Lines WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. W)— The Missouri congressional delegation lias asked the. Rural Electrification . Administration to approve building _fitand the'program, of the union ^thoy Ti/ill return to work." _^ , f t _ ( ftf. J>o,wer Irj&^nyssujn,, lines ..from I/L ^wj^fio.&uO, \Ve T ji;J OVftiniii 'jvSjin.- ;.Vii]H;'vtiSh'onIs . tfritf' iVprfork dam's I'? trs arE^out in thr'strike, which 'be- j through 'southwest Missouri. \ "gen a week "ago yt-stnrday'dver'dis- Rep'."Christopher (D-Mo) said to- satisfactions with the OMW's in ab-' ility to obtain & new contract. rickets Organize. Even is Urbanik-spread .the word .of his meeting, miner.s formed new picket bands to spread Idleness •jrougliout the WeM. Virginia field, ^icir numbers were swelled by pickets from adjacent Pennsylvania. . In Western Pennsylvania, wheVe 47,000 of the district's. 56,000 miners stopped work,-a ma.ss meeting of; miners wa.-, called at Brownsville, Pa., Thursday. C'ommtiteeman Al- thone Brown of Maxwell local of the union refused to say why the meeting was called Brown said action of the Union Supply Company, a United States Steel Corporation subsidiary, cutting off miners' credit at. mining town stores Is bringing new hardship to diggers' families. Children Hungry . "We had to send children off to school hungry around here today,' Brown declared grimly. Another UMW "leader predicted the mine strike would spread. And John Ozanlch, president o the 2,400-mcmber local at the H. C Prick Coal Company's Robena mine In Greene County, Pa.—world's largest—declared his belief tha the strike will spread over the en tire nation. "Our men will never go back til they-get a contract," he declared. 4^1 Asked about other mints in tli "ittsburgli area" which worked Ozanlch said: .'They'll go out, too. Or we'll see that they go out. We've got plenty of cars for picket duty." The strike assumed a new economic aspect In western Pennsylvania as Union Supply Co. announced it had cut off credit for all striking miners at the stores it operates iay the 12 Missouri House members are all for" the proposal. •He said he arid Hep.s. Moulder, arnahan, Magee and Sullivan, all Democrats, discussed ' the matter vith Claude Wlckarri, Rural Eleetri- icutioil Administrator. Atly. Gen. Ike Murrj (Jaycee Banquet Sp?aker) A) Vmsas Junior Chamber of ecled five "Key Men" and the "Boss of the Year" for 194*J. The selections will not be announced until Friday night, when the *'Outstandjng Young Man of the Year" also will be honored at the annual Distinguish ed Service Award banquet. This banquet wiU climax National Jaycee Week activities here. The "Key Men" were selected from within the club by vote of the membership on the basis of }>arl- Iclpation in jnycce activities during the past year. A secret committee, which will be revealed Friday night, already has chosen the "Man of the Year" on the basis of community service. The Man of the Year" must be 36 or younger but docs not have to be a member of the Junior Chamber or Commerce. Observance of National Jaycee Week thLs ycnr marks the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The Blytheville club was chartered In Evacuation Ordered Within Floodway as Flood Threat Grows ommerce President W. R. Nichol- Arkansns Attorney Genera) Ike son of Osccoln reviewed the history Muny will I* principal spcnta nt nd purposes of Jaycee work last the banquet FrUltiy. WllUnm H. iBlit nt a special meeting of the Wyatt Is serving ns chnlrmnn of Blydicville club held In observance Jayece Week nativities. Hill young f National Jayece Week. The Jaycees inst night also sel- rain. was in charge, of last night's 'Build Your Home Town Leader Will Speak in Osceo/a Tonight Community Ches Funds Allocated Red Feather Agencies Receive 85 Per Cent • Of Sums Requested The Blylheville Community Chest Board, headed by L. G. Nash, yesterday approved nn 85 per cent payment for.the Red Feather organiza- covered Chest Fund. by the Community C. Hamilton Moses, chairman of- the Arkansas Economic Council- State Chamber of Commerce and leader of its "Build; your Home. Town" program, will address a joint meeting of Osceola civic clubs nt a' dinner at 7 tonight In tlie Progressive Club Room of the Mississippi County Library in Osccola. . Several community leaders from surrounding towns also will attend the dinner, which will serve as a "kick-off" for Osccola's second sc- ries of Community Development Clinics. Thc.se are scheduled to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday, The first clinics were held In the fall of 1348. "Build Your Home TovnV is to be the theme of Mr. Mo.ses' talk, which will follow a buffet-style dinner. Charles Jolliff, secretary- 1 manager of the Osceoln Chamber ol Commerce, snid reservations for 250 ^ this last and nre now awaiting a deci- ion from him.-Christopher said Wickard made no commitment but ;ald he would study the proposal The project would be'cJe.signed tr 'urnish power to REA cooperatives when the Bull Shoals hydrc-electri* >roject begins generating powf.r, inssibly in 1952. Bull Shoals is in Arkansas. "I am going to push everyone who has anything to do with It," Christopher told a reporter. "There is a power shortage In rny district for cooperatives." Christopher said that only about 50 per cent of the farms in his area are electrified and they cannot receive all the power they should get Cost of the power to REA users would be much cheaper if the proposed line were built, he added. He said that Southwestern Power Administration likely would have an option on the line if it is constructed. The proposed liiie would be ntmul 250 miles long if it were extended Under proposed plane it would go through these area.s: Springfield Bolivar, El Dorado, Osceola', Clinton a nd Warrensbu rg. Tlie campaign total showed $24,076.40 collected toward a $?8.G50 total requests of the organizations. Tlie allotment to the various br- ganiwitions includes: Girl Scouts, $765; Boy Scouts, $2,350; Library Association, $2,550; Goodfellows, $850; High School Band, $425; P.T-A., $552; Elementary Book Fund, $21.25; Social Welfare, $765; Cancer Association, $1.130; Cemetery Association, $63.75; Blytheville 'Y", $10,285; Infantile Paralysis, 52,075; Glee Club, $85; Very Few File For PMA Funds Less than 1,000 Missco Farmers To Get Benefits \ : and $938.00 for the contingency lund. Mr. Nash explained that although $9o8 was pledged and still to be collected, the payments were being made now, and since a few of the payments are made monthly the pledged funds can be used for those pay men Us. The contingency fund provides funds for conducting the campaign and necessary supplies. The apportionments were made yesterday at a meeting of, the hoard. Members other than Mr.- Nash are: F, E. Warren, treasurer; Max B. Reid, Kendall Berry, L. L. Ward, Jimmie Sanders, Walter Rosenthnl, J. \V. Adams and E. F. Still. persons had been received morning. Delegations from joiner, Luxora, Kelscr, Victoria and Wilson are expected to attend the dinner. Among the civic clubs to be represented will be the Rolnry and Kiwanis Clubs the [..adies Progressive Club and the Junior chamber of Commerce The dinner is being stxmsored by the Chamber of Connnerce- Accompanying Mr. Moses will be J. J. llolloway, seqrelary-treasurer of the Arkansas Economic Council- State Chamber of Commerce; Bob Wimberly, public relations director for Arkansas Power and Light Co., of which Mr. Moses is president; and Minor Sumners, assistant to Mr. Moses. Arthur Bower, prc.sirtcnt of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, will serve as master oE cnremonies. Mr. Moses is currently on a speak-. mg tour of half n dozen Arkansas towns. lie spoke at a breakfast at Parkin this morning and at a Rotary and I Jons Club luncheon at Marked Tree at noon today. Following his talk at Osceola, he will speak at Harrisburg and Jonesboro tomorrow. Only .950 farmers in North and South Mississippi County made reports on agricultural conservation practices and filed for payment tUvough the Production and Marketing : Administration this •ear. Yesterday was the final dale or- filing 'the applications on the 049 practices. In South Mississippi County there were 325 who filed for the -payments, and in Norlh Mississippi County, where approximately 2,000 farmers are eligible for payments, only 625 filed, Ralph Monroe, county administrative officer for the PMA, snld that it would be determined on or about February 15 the amount earned by the 950 filing in this county. Not more than $750 cnn be earn- d by any one farmer on the 11 ractlces approved by the PlvTA outity committee. A total of $225,000 had been ap- ortioned this county, but if that mount Is not earned It will be ro-rated among other counties 'here the funds did not equal the mount earned. Survey Made For Red Cross In East Missco With llic Mississippi Rivet scheduled lo reach singes ncai the Ifl;i7 levels when the flood way on Hie Missouri side iicm Cairo, 111., was used, coiicen was voiced here loday for Hi afcly of families residing in side Uia levee in Mississipp County. Arthur Vjince of Armorel wci o Tomato this morning to luisk an inspection for lire disaster com nltlcc of the Chlckasawba Clmple of the American Hcd Cross, It wa announced today by C. G. Rcdma committee chairman. As a result of the survey. 11 chapter will make plans for possib evacuations and l>c in readiness care for the families which mlg have to leave the ureas Inside t big levee. niK Lake at Stand Mr. Redman, \\lio also is secre ary for Drainage District 17, said that (In; fiaugc at the lower end of Big Lake In western Mississippi County today wus at 18.75 foci, which was the same as the flRino reported yesterday. Thi.s is the highest stage since Ihe new levees In thnt area were constructed more than 10 years ago. The lake ts more than eight feet above flood stage, hut the levees are not in danger. Mr. Redman stated that the drainage districts In the vicinity of Kennctt, Mo., were l>«ghming lo joalsAnnounced 5y Farm Bureau Community Quotas fo Mississippi County Show Total of 4,895 Pftnn Uureiut leaders in Norll nml South Mississippi County yes .crdny .set up community Engineers See Conditions as Bad as in 1937 CHAKLESTON, Mo., Jan. 7. (AP) — With conditions long tlie flooded Mi.isi.ssippi ind Ohio rivers para lolling lioso of 1937—one o£ Iho vorst flood yenvs on record— cviicnation of nil persons liv- the 1350 membership drive totnliu 4,8£>5 which is nlmast. 1,000 mor members thnn the 4,000 goal set n for the cQiinly by the Arkarisa. Farm Unrcau Fctlcration, The membership en Us tin ent W4 clue to .stnrl today, and Harold Ol lemlorf, president of the MLs.sLs.si pi County Farm Buroiui AssociaUo said that the first report, would ou February 2, \vhcn the Farm II rcnu, County Extension Scrvl and members of the Stnlc Extensl SlfttT meet lor a "Soils Use" se s Ion'. The mceUnfi lo dl.scii&s the use IniuLi previously planted In colt 'ill be conducted ul Blytheville at 1 :30 a. m. ami at Qsceola at 1:30 i. in. At the ktckolf meeting for North rtLsslssippI County, a barbecue last liphl at the Charlc.s Rase phmln- lon at Roscland, an even 10 mom- icrs wove on .hand to help map s for the membership cam- n. At the luncheon meeting in >icc;ola ye.sterday 01 Furm Bureau in coal mine towns. Union Supply Co., owned by H. C. Frick Coke Co., which In turn is owned by U.S. Steel Corp.. so that the stores are not only company-owned but are a part of the captive-mine set-up. A spokesman for US. Steel explained: "Since July, bills have gone beyond what would be good business practice. We've helped the miners over the hump many times, not. only during striken. But we've reached a point where we can't go |any further with It." H. C. Prick employes about 11,000 miners. However, Union Supply also has stores at operations of Jones and Laughlln Steel Corp., and Republican Steel Corp., and in other western Pennsylvania captive- mine towns. Repeal Advocates Win in Test Vote On Oleo Measure WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. (/Pi — Backers of straight-out repeal of oleomargarine taxes today beat a dairy state substitute, 48 to 37, In a Senate test. The margin indicated the oleomargarine repealers had control of the Senate and eventually would put through their measure, already passed by the House. But Senator Lnnger (R-ND1 whose state is a big dairy producer, planned nn effort to tack "civil rights" amendments to the repealer Debate on these could run at engf.li—and perhaps lead to defcal of the measure. Administration 'Asks ecurity Program to Cover Practically All WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. M'j— The Truman administration to- lay asked Congress lu expand the Social Security program to cover practically all employed iifrsnns— broader extension llian the House voted last year. It nlso asked tliaf benefits he increased more than tlie House bill provides. These desires were outlined to the Senate Finance Committee by Arthur J. Allmc.ycr, llic Social Security administrator. He was the first witness at hearings expected lo last CO days. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. , Dec. Open High tow 1:30 30&5 3086 . 3MO 2857 , 2K-H 3085 30E6 3041 2859 2840 3CS1 SOW 3035 2654 2844 3062 3083 3040 2859 2349 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 147 5-8 Amer Tobacco 74 1-2 Anaconda Copper 30 1-' Beth Steel 32 Chrysler 66 1- Coca Cola 162 Gen Electric 42 3-i Gen Motors 72 3- Montgomery Ward 56 N Y Central 12 3- Int Harvester 277- National Distillers 23 l- Rcpublic Steel 24 !> Radio . 13 7- Socony Vacuum 165- RUidf.buker 27 .1- ^tandard of N J 67 3 ' Te^s Corp 61 0 C Penney 56 1- U S Steel W 3- Weather forecast: Cloudy with Legion Arranges Joint Meeting With VA Trainees A joint meeting of veterans Lak ing on-the-job and vocational agri culture training and members a Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion will be held at 8 tonight a the Legion Hut. Talks on these training program find other veterans benefits will be given by representatives of th American Legion, the Veterans Ad ministration and the Slate Depart ment of Education. Scheduled to address the Join meeting tonight arc Harry Tolle son, field representative of the Ark ansas Legion Department; C, G McCullough. VA representative and Otis Farrar. of the State DC j pnrtment of Education. All are o Little Rock. j refreshments will \K served fo' lowing tbc meeting. E. N. Shlvle; Missco Form Bureau Contributes $500 to Fund for 4-H Dormitory occasional rain this afternoon nnd t commander of Dud Cnson Pos tonight. Wanner tonight. Wcdncs- j day showers followed by clearing and colder. Missouri forecast: Increasing! cloudiness, light rain or drizzle east j and south and possibly a few light { snow Hurries northwest and ex- j tremc north; possibly turning to! snow (lurries southeast, half o! i state Wednesday; low tonight. 50 southeast. Minimum this morning— 31. Maximum yesterday— 53. Sunset today— 5:14. Sunrise tomorrow— 7:06. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today— none. Total since Jan. 1—8.73 urand Jurors investigate Posse's Error LITTLE HOCK. Jan. 17. IVP> — A grand Jury Informed of the right of every citizen to join tlie "hue and cry" pursuit of felons, today began nvestigating the death of nn elderly recluse duriiiK such a pursuit. Before the Pulaski County Kmiul fury retired to question more thru) 20 witnesses about the fatal shooting of T.ec Burgess, 63. two weeks ago. Circuit Jiitl^e Gus Fulk explained law relating to the caw during a 43-rnimite chnrno. His remarks included citation of English common law which makes it the right of every citizen to "take part in the hue and cry. the pursuit of felons." He also read statutes on involuntary manslaughter. Justifiable homicide and R lengthy comment on the common law requirement that "there he both a will and an act before an action cnn constitute ft crime." , Burgess was wounrted faUlly at his home near North I.It tie flock two weeks ago by n posse hunting four escaped convicts. Officers reported thny were greeted hy shotgun blasts when they Rllemptcd to Investigate Biirgc.v>' house, and opened fire in return. fall and nppcartd to lie about .15 of one foot under yesterday's crest. But additional rainfall wns forecast hy the U. S. Wenthcr Bureau in Little Rock for tonight. Showers followed by clearing and coldci weather were predicted for tomorrow. SE. Francis TeiTCs Br The stngns on the- St.' Francis River In Greene, (uul counties were causing most concern loday in the flood stricken Of the state. Breaks were reported in two nrens of the west levee In Greene County near ['ar-igoukl. For the firsV time since the Hoot of 1937, families la Tomato leaving their river-bank community hecavi.se of rising water, reports from that area snid today. Jerry Hak-y, a social scicnci teacher al the Armorel school, Kali this morning that .some students who live in Tomnto and attend high school In Armorel arc now .slaying with relatives In and near Armorel. Several families also have left Tomato, he .said. Mr. Haley quoted n .student who lives at Toimilo as saying that not nil of the 60 ramille.H residing in that aren have left but thnt they will If the river couUnucs rising. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Ncedham. who loach at liic Tofnato .school, left that community when water flowed under their residence nnd reached the schoolyard. Thetr residence is near the school. Approximately 2,000 ncres nre In cultivation between the levee and the river in the TomaUj area. nembers hel|>cd outline plans. IllyttiCvlUe Has Goal of 700 The Blylhevllle area hns the greatest membership goal for 1050. rhl.s year 70 members are to be enrolled In ulylhcville, which Is only 21 members more than la.st year, when 170 over the 500-member goal was procured. North .Mississippi .County coin- iiiuniUr;s,are scheduled to enlist 2,520 members Ibis year and Soiith Mississippi County a total of,-2,^75. tmst year 2,302 were enlisted in North Mfssisspp and 2,260 n South Mississippi County. The combined, membership B^vc the county the' largest membership of any county In the stale. Goals Announced Goals set. up^at the two meetings yesterday include: North Mississippi County—Lcach- vllle 1 area, (combining Lcachvllle, l*awhccn, mul Buckeye) 400; Manila, 350; Homeland and Lost Cane, 200; De|l, 150; Half Moon and Lone Oak, 30; Gosnel], 50; Yarbro, 73; Number Nine, 75; Ulylhcville, 700; New Liberty, Shady Lann and Dogwood, 200; Clear Lake and Ilcece 75; Armorel, 140; and Forty am Eight and Huffman Communities 75. I\K i" the extreme north end of the fiirds Point-New Madrid floodway was being conducted today by the United States Army Kngineers and the ATiiencan "Red Cross. Scores of persons who live In that section, 'on which the government owns flownge rlghLs, have already moved their personal property to higher ground nnd nre now leaving their homes aa indications increase that the floodway may be opened to relieve pressure on other levels. The Keel Crass opened headquarters here yesterday and today was rapidly whipping the emergency setup Into shape, to take care of those emerging, from the basin who have no where lo go. Charles Burk- ctt of the St. Louis. office, Red Cross, is directing the work. Schools In Charleston were ordered to close mul the school buildings will be nsed ns lied Cross relief points. School buses have been of- fcivd for use in transporting dls- The land on which Tomnto Itself Is situated Is from 10 to 15 higher than much of the land between it and the levee. Consequently, that community is generally Isolated hy high water. Osceola Hoard Mccls T]v- executive foonrd of Ihc Osceola District Chapter of the American lied Cross, yc.sterday termed the situation there EIS an unemployment problem rather than a disaster state. 'Hie Iroard was In special .session to confer with Mrs. Emmn. Ander- fion, national disaster worker. Nume rous r eriucsts for food had bee n made at the offlcr but a study revealed that the rising waters or flooded lands h:id little or nothing to do with the unemployment- Mrs. Anderson .safd loday that the Red Cross could not tak<- care of unemployment relief, but that the need for food 9,-ouUl Have to be met through other channels, She said the lood requests w^rc not unusual, but that they usually were not necessary :o early It) the winter In this connection .she ex- preyed the opinion thnt thr^ situation could be crucial before the winter months were ovi-r. More than 35 FamiUcs hatl niJUIc South Mississippi County—Bur- dctlc, us; Unwell, 85; Carson 45; Coleman Lateral, 50; Crows Lateral. 50; Driver, 100; Etowah, 45 Frenchman's Baoyii, 115; Grlder 25; Hatcher, 15; Joiner, 160; Kelscr 80; Luxora ,150; Mllllgnn Hldgc, 50 Osceoln, 425; Pecan Point, 75; Still mnn, SO; Victoria, 75; Chelford, 50 Whltton snd Dctiwcod, 35; Wcs Ridge, 75; and Wilson. 400. . Mean temperature onidway between high and low)— 42. Normal mean tor January— 393. This Date L-isl year Minimum this morning— 59. Maximum yesterday— 59. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo ,this date —2.89. The Mississippi County Farm Bureau yc-sterciav voted lo appropriate $500 toward the construction ol the 4-H Club dormitory at the university of Arkansas. The appropriation came alter the bureau recognized the efforts of home demonstration clubs in Arkansas over a period of the past 10 years to raise funds for the building. University of Arkansas authorities recently volunteered the appropriation of $GO.OOO toward the building. on Ihc condition that the club women would raise en additional $10,000. The clubs over Arkansas had previously collected about $91,000; of which $1 V Q81 came front North Mls- Thc program of the two klckof meetings was practically the same. A. C, Spellings, county chairman for the Production and Marketing Admini.stralton, said, in connection with acreage controls for cotton, that "although the Mississippi County farmers arc satisfied with the acreage allotment there Is no room for complacency," antl that "farm-population here has an Interest In helping the few farmers in other areas in getting adjustments." Fee !* Kxpliilncrl Many farm areas are sntd to have Inadequate a Hot menus and the FVirm Dumm has previously gone on record as favoring changes Vn the bill to permit adju.slim;nU> on a county basis. In liLs discussion Mr. Spellings expressed a fear that the Department of Agriculture will play up any inequity In the control program lo s;ct the farmers to accept, the Brammi) plan, proposed by Secretary of Agriculture, Charles Bran nun. At the meeting txst night it pointed out that the $5 membership fee was apportioned as follows: $2 requests for food in days. the last few sisslppl County, and the county's part of the additional $10.000 will be met by the Farm Bureau appropriation. Mrs. Gertrude B. Hollman. home demonstration agent for North Mississippi County, explained that the dormitory would house about 40 girls, and she estimated that for a girl to warrant housing in the build- Ing for four years would be equal to receiving a $1.000 scholarship. The Initial plans for the building called for $60.000 lo be spent on construction, but Increased building costs during the war boosted H to $100,000 and later to t!89,000. The form bureau appropriation represents $250 for North and $250 for South Mississippi County. Some Arkansas Hlvrrs J'^llinj; LITTLE HOCK. ,Jfln. 17. W, Sec SUKVKV on IMRi: 12 Blytheville Men Honored at Joncshoro JONESHORO, Jan. 17. - B S. Mar Shelton of Ulythevllta was elected M ' for the local farm bureau program; $2 for the piogrntn of the Arkdnsafl Parm Bureau Federation; .25 "for the American Farm Bureau Federation; and .75 for the two publications, Nation's Agriculture and the Arkansas Farm lUireau Press, Included In the membership. placed persons from tlie floodway to tile Mrildc.ii Army Air Base. Forty 'army inicta were pressed Into service to take all persons out of the flood way nepr the point where the levee, "fuze plug" will be dynamited In case It' is found necessary to open the 139.000-acrc basin U) relieve pressure on other levels. Engineer* explained the evacuation Is merely a precautionary move. It has riot becn/dcfinltciy decided- '• L ns yet If the floodway is 1 to be ' opened. \_' ' ' -. ' .'''.•,• To Keep IflgJiways Op«n Tlie State Highway Patrol was asked to keep all roads open so RS not to delay evacuation of residents of the b;\sin and Gapt. CVb. Vallls of the patrol warned shjht- ccrs to stay awny from the area. Some of those being cvncunled wilt be housed at the Maiden Army Air Base, others at Charleston anrf still others at Wyatt, Nearly 12,000 persons who live In -he Birds Point-New Madrid floodway hnd been working around the clnck to .save their property. The Engineers may have to let the flood waters Into the 200-sqvinre mile floodway on the Missouri side. of the river In order to relieve pressure on Cairo and other smaller (owns along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Col. U H. Foot* U. S. District Engineer at Memphis, sent "official notices" to residents of the flonrtway lute yesterday advising of the possibility. "Due ia present- and expected singes of the river," the notice said, "the possibility now exists that the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway may bs opened The fiction will not be taken unless absolutely necessary." Guard Unit Alerted Many persons already have moved out. A continual stream of trucks nnd other vehicles has been moving from the giant flood control cservoir on vhrrh the government iwn.s flowngc rights, for the past hren days. Company G. Missouri National ^nard, was called out from its iiondrjimrlers at Charleston last night for levee duty, and several ;ruckloads of workmen have been ient to danger spots on the river Eevec lo strengthen weak places with sandbags. The flood way was built in 1927 after a flood disaster drove many thousands of persons from their homes. It was used once—in 1937— to relieve pre.ssnrr on levees at Cairo nnd o.-her sections. In Memphis the U.S. Engineers, girded today for their biggest fight on the Louver Mississippi in 13 years. Engineers were sent into Southeast Missouri yesterday to linn up HIP fight to control the river. The Red Cross reported 430 families affected^by high water in Dyer County in West Tennessee. New York Cotton president ol the Northeast Arkansas District Carpenters Council at; the tirsl meeting of the new or- gantzatlon here last night. Olher officers named arc: I, H. Lassiter, Jonesboro, vice-prreMcnl; H, T. Bryant, Jonesboro, rccorrting secretary; ,J. E. Johnston, lilythe- ville, financial secretary: C. H. He- vlll. Blytheville, treasurer; Joe Spence, .Prtragoutd, warden; and Tom Cothcrn, Paragould, conductor. July Dec. Open High Low 1:30 3002 3092 3086 3083 3035 3006 3091 309 3052 3052 304G 3050 2SC6 2863 2862 2855 285S 2S52 Soybeans F. O. B. Chieajo: Open High March ...232',!, 233>! May 228!i 22D% July ....224 525U Low 232 228 224 and Snow In California Elseu-hrrre In tlie nation, rntn and snow piaxued Northern California and Hie downpour is expected to reach as far south as tile San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Intermittent snows continued in the snow-blanketed Pacific Northwest. Colder weather swept Into parts of the southland, Below zero cold still held northern border stales In Its: grip. Vmcenues, Ind., was putting up a stiff fight against the Wabasli River, which was Inches below the 19, foot tloodwall. If the river should 2868 i spill over, large residential sections 2858 would be affected first. The river crested last night further upstream at Terre Hnute, but the crest was moving southward toward Vincennes. The Ohio River continued a steady rise in Southern Illinois. More rain Is expected tomorrow In the Oliio Valley. Close 232=4 229

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