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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUIU VOL. XLV—NO. 255 Blylherille Daily New BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, IflcO TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Oleo Tax Repealer Foes Concede; Bill May Pass Quickly i_ WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. (*)—l'h« Senate today junked »n »nU- R-nclilng amendment fo a bUl providing for the repeal i>f federal »leo- martarlne taxes. One of the three civil rights amendments offered by Senator Langer (K-ND), i( was killed by » 60 to 20 vole U> lay it on Uic (able. * To Stop Seeking Federal Aid WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. (AP)—A long fight lo repeal federal oleomargarine taxes, some of them dating back lo ISSfi, drew toward an apparently victorious climax today. One cf the lending opponents,*Senator Wiley '<R-Wis> left the city,f an aide conceding "the fight/a over." Advocates of the repeal measure said they expected it-to be passed and sent to the House before nightfall in a quick sequence to defeats suffered yesterday by dairy state Senators. A hurdle still to be cleared was a trio of civil rights amendments offered bv Senator Langer (R-ND), but the outlook was that they would be brushed aside without a prolonged si:rap. A motion will be made to table (defer Indefinitely) his anil-poll tax, anti-lynching and.fair employment practices amendments. Opponents contend they have no place in oleomargarine legislation. An effort also was being made by Senator McCarthy <R~\Vis> and Senator Butler (R-Neb) to kesp alive a proposal to tack 'a genera' cut Jn excise taxes to .the bill, but it looked like a forlorn gesture. Wiley was one of the chief sponsors of a proposed dairy state substitute for the House-passed bill to kse the oleomargarine taxes. It Jit down to defeat yesterday 48 to 37. The substitute, while also wiping out the taxes, would have banned interstate shipments of yellow colored oleomargarine. Sees Quick Passage Senator Fulbright (I)-Ark), directing strategy for the repeal bill, told reporters that he now exuccis the measure to pass quickly \yj a lop-heavy majority. The Senate measure dffers in some respects from the bill passed by the House last April, but Fulbright said he anticipates no difficulty 111 adjustment of differences Tlie legislation would eliminate present taxes of lO-cents-n-rmuntl /Hoses Urges civic Leaders U.S. Engineers Ready T~ *•» . - /•* I • •— i i A • i ^^ * To Use Big Spillway; Missourians Object on yellow oleomargarine and of one-quarter cent a pound on the uncolorect variety. \^. ..would, be Jinxes on toilers "of 'colored VndL J "\mcolqred oleomargarine, •••••• ' ^ •-," -.. . ' The dairy state,, -substitute rejected by the Senate included an amendment to ciil excise taxes on such . items as Jewelry, cosmetics. i^k, luggage, telephone bills, ad-j nrosions. and transportation tickets. Wiley had hoped to pick up votes '/nr his substitute by tying a general 'excise tax cub to it. g Democratic Leader Lucas of 111- ino'is ha.r promised the .Seriate a | .chance, fo vote on excise tax cuts later in the session after President Truman has submitted his tax recommendations to Congress. Four-Day Clinic For Crippled Children Opens Miss Elizabeth Samuels, physical therapist with the Crippled Children's Division of Public Welfare •Department, opened a ,three-day schedule for crippled^ children in North Mississippi County today. The clinic, including parent training , for home exercise, are being conducted at the North Mississippi County Health Unit. A total of 53 appointments, to be about 30 minutes each, lias been ^hednled for the clinics. Much of We exercising ts check-up work being done by M'iss Samuels who started the clinics here in September. A speech Iherapy clinic which was originally s:heduled to run in connection with the physical therapy was cancelled. A similar clinic for chudren in South Mississippi County was completed yesterday. Miss Samuels will be in Blytheville until Saturday noon. Five Percenters AreReprimanded Senators Who Made Investigation Rap Yaughan and Maragon By Marvin L. Arrowsmith WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. (AP) — Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vauglian, President Truman's military aide, was reprimanded sharply today by tliti Senate Committee, which conducted last summer's spectacular five per- center inquiry. In a unanimous report cf the Investigation, the committee took Vauglian to task for accepting seven home freezers as gifts, and it criticized him on other counts. 1 ;Vaiighan gave one of the freezers to Mrs. Truman. Some of the units went to other Washington notables. The presidential aide has said was nothing wrong about his ;aking the freezers, or In presenting them to his friends. (The committee said It's all right for the President and his family to accept gifts because throughout the history of the nation the American people have presented them L1 as a token of their esteem and a. mark of respect for the high office he holds." Nothing in the report, the committee added, "is intended to be critical of that long-standing tradition.) Maragon Denounced The committee's report -bluntly denounced John P. Maragon; Washington man-about-town who was indicted "early this month by a federal 'grand Jury which accused him .^i^Tif.sUo ^Lis-Seii^.^icgv' '>Zfti:a- (ipn; who oncepiid a^^hite House pass,; pie a'tieti mane eiit Jyrtie'n", he iv as arraigned. 'His" trial is set for Feb. 20. , •,• ._• •• y.' : • •' ..: The committee's public hearings last August brought testimony that Mar agon enlisted, 'Vaughan's aid 3n an effort to wield.influence with other government'officials and In attempts to secure favors for friends. In its report' the committee concluded': ' - '. [ " • "There is no doubt that Mura- gon's friendship with Gen. Harry H. Vauglian made his (Maragon's) activities in his dealings with the federal government possible. "In several instances the evidence showed that General Vaughan his office personally interceded witli government agencies on behalf of Maragon or those whom he represented." The report said, too, that in some cases Maragon used Vaughan's White House telephone to transact personal business, and that a combination of these and other factors-"made it possible for Maragon lo use the great prestige of the White House for his own advantage." The report was approved by all the members of the Senate's special investigations subcommittee, They are: Senators Koey (D-NC), Chairman, O'Conor (D-Md), Eastland (D-MEss), Robertson (D-Va), McCarthy <R-Wis), Muudt (R-SD) and Margare" Chase Smith (R-Me). Last week the three Republican members protested to Hocy that a preliminary draft of the report dealt too easily v-'ilh Vauglian. As a result the document .was revised and the GOP senators then agreed to sign it. By A. A. Fredrickson Courier News Staff Writer OSCEOLA, Jan. 18 — Arkansas' champion of free enterprise and community service last night suggested a five-point attack 011 ths double-barreled problem of developing this state while .stemming the advance of "creeping socialism." C. Hamilton Moses, president of Arkansas Power nnd Light Co. arid chairman of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce, told some 200 South Mississippi County community leaders and civic club members to— 1) Revive the lost art of thinking straight. 2) "Get vocal" and let a confused Congress know the desires of the people it represents. 3) Stop "selling Arkansas short." 4) Balance this area's economy between agriculture ar.d industry. 5) "Build your community." \ Speaks in Osceola < Speaking at a meeting held last night in -the auditorium of (lie Mississippi County Library in Osceola under the sponsorship of the Osceola Cliiimber of Commerce, Mr. Moses urged Arkansans to develop their communities and their state without calling for help from the federal government. "Slow, creeping socialism" !« ahearl, he warned, if communities do not work without depending on the government. " Proba bl y t he B reatest rcspon s i - bility of citizenship facing us now is to work with our community and community leaders." Mr, Moses said in urging continued civic improvement programs. Asserting that he was speaking "not as a critic of our government but as an optimist," Mr. Moses said confusion was rampant today. "Everyone—the people and Congress— confused." The Washington scene, he said,] is the biggest factor in this confusion. Congress wants to act in accordance with the desires of the p eople i t- represen ks. he said, bu t its members are confused. Congressmen want advice and will heed it, he said. "The biggest fear today Is fear of the government itself," Mr. Moses pointed nut. "You are the only answer to our New Uses Developed For Farmers' Crops Mnny new uses nrc bring developed for agricultural commodities and many of thc.se arc of piuticular itnporlancc lo Arkansas und Mississippi County, it was disclosed in tlie Midwest Research InsLllutc's report on n survey made in Arkansas for Uic Arkansas rower and Light Company. + : : The report listed Mississippi County as third in the production of broilers and fryers in the state nnri also furnished the Information :hat clotlilny nuv; Is bein Area Is Cleared Of Residents And Livestock Courier News Fholo MOSES SPEAKS AT OSCEGLA—C. Hamilton Moses, chairman or the Arkansits Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce, is shown above as he addressed community leaders and civic club member^ In the auditorium of the Mississippi County Library at Osceola last night. problems." he told his audience. Hn said the American people nuve the answer if they are aroiused and care enough. Tlie American people must start by--beginning - to -."think -:straight,-" Mr. Mo r ins said', adding ,tbafcv1:his has become a lost art-because most of the: : thinking has been left lo Washington. • "We have been -too willing to let our representatives In Washington think for us," he said. Americans, he said, have been living in complacency so far and 'looking out for what we can get from Washington." "But," he emphasized, "the federal government has no money; -It- has no property. It does, however. hold a mortgage of seven and one- half million dollars on every person. Thank God.that It is a "pride mortgage." To present an answer to the questions of why many wartime See CIVIC I.CADKKS on Page 12 FBI Joins Hunt for Men Who Stole $1,500,000 BOSTON, Jan. 18. <«>>—Crack FIJI agents joined today in a manhunt for a bandit gang Hint got away with 51,500,000—a million dollars or it in cash—in one ol the biggest robberies In the nations' history. Educational Program for Vets Outlined Showdown Vote Set oh Power of Rules Committee WASHINGTON, Jan. 18—W — Warring groups in the House agreed today to a showdown vote Friday on a rules change that could bottle up Civil Rights legisiation and Bth«r parts of the Truman program * Speaker Rayburn announced the decision after a huddle w ith administration lieutenants. He said t>'-•> will be no caucus of Democrats- .-.My Democrats fcel that party caucus last year on the same subject is still binding. That meeting bound most Democrats—but not all of them stayed put—to support a change in rules stripping the Rules Committee of its stranglehold over I legislation. The rule was changed after that caucus. ' A Republican-Southern Democrat coalition now is backing repeal of | the 1049 rule and return to the -old procedure giving the Committee Its former power, R. A. Porter Buys Wetenkamp Home Tenth arid Walnut Mr. and Mrs. R- A. Porter, who recently purchased the A- R. Wetenkamp home at 120 North Tenth Street, plan to move on Thursday. \fr. and Mrs. Wclenkamp left yesterday for Memphis, where they have purchased a home at 393 Roseland Place from Mr. and Mrs. O A. Emmons. The property Involved in the Blytheville transaction is Lot 5 of the reptat of Lots 3, 4, and 5 of block "C" of the Richards Addition. The 140 by 60 foot lot was sold for $26,500. The transaction was handled by the Terry Abstract and Realty Company. The Porters have made their home at 1209 West Ash Iff the past several years. Velerans now enrolled !n on-lhe- job and vocational agricultural training program at the Blythevllle High School and members of the Dud Casein Post 24 of tlie American Legion last night heard representatives of the Veterans Admin- stration and the State Department of Education discuss the joint program. The meeting, arranged by Posl Commander E. N. Shivley, was aimed at informing the veteran students of the administration of the program. Speakers, including Ralph W. ClaUvorthy, supervisor of the training facilities unit of the Veterans' Administration regional office, explained how the joint State Education Department and Veterans Administration program was set up, pointing out various reasons for delay In payments, as well as delay in allowing entrance Approximately 500 were at the meeting at the American Legion Hut. .,,,-•' A. J. Gehm and Fcrd Toone. Veterans Administration training officers: Otis Farrow, from the Department of Education; Jack Pearman, Veterans Administration employment officer for Arkansas; Harry Tollison, American Legion Department field representative tor Arkansas and Mr. Clatworthy, each discussed, briefly, the various phases of the program. D. T. Stcanw. officer at the Blytheville VA, C. W. SIslcr. in charge ol the vocational program at the High School. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Schools, and Freeman Robinson, veterans teacher, were also at the meeting. OaiUthersville 1 . '*•' s Awards Contract Water Improvements To Be Constructed By Arkansas Firm Don Pruy, Inc., of Monctlc, Ark- submitted a low bid of 3114,800 on a water improvement project for Caruthersville, Mayor W. U. Byrd announced today. Bids were opened yesterday in Mr. Byrd's office; in Caruthersville. The contract calls for a new filter building, an aerator nnri waste water reservoir with necessary pumping and filter equipment. Mr. Byrd said population increases made additional water fil tering equipment . necessary ant that the new plant will further remove minerals from the wate: used in Caruthnrsville. Construction is slated to star within the next 30/days and Mr Byrd said thu contract calls fo Completion of the job within abou 270 days aftei work begins. The new building wilt adjotn lh- present water plant on West Ta\rc Street. Arkansas Paper Mill Will Be Tax Exempt LITTLE HOCK, Jan. 18 St-ite Resources and Devctopmen Commission /otcd yesterday to ex empt a proposed paper mill Southwest Arkansas from sta'.e tax es— if and when the mil! is con structed. A spokesman for Brink's, inc., icrAtorg of the money transjwrta- 011 firm robbsd, said a (100.000 re- ard would be offered for capture ' the bandits. "We have not worked out the etalls of setting up the reward et/' he said. "But we will offer ils rev.'ard." ^ Wo rkin g s moo t hly, th e robbers scaped last night without leaving single clue. Hours Inter, Police upt, Edward j. Fallon snid "we ave little or nothing to work on." Eight suspects were being held ut police officials Indicated they ad little to pin on them—at this Ime anyway. All except, one nrc x-convicts—rounded up as "types" or such a holdup. The seven soft-shoed gunmen— 1 wearing Flallownen-typc masks •md 'Navy pea jackets—left behind nothcr million dollars in cash only becnu.se their hands were- full. Entered Six l>nors Like a movie thriller, they sneaked, through six locked doors lo reach the vaults of the money transportation firm, surprising five cashiers and guards before they could reach for their own shotguns. An alarm giving descriptions of the desperadoes was sounded along the entire Eastern seaboard while this city's police began one of the biggest roundups of underworld characters ever undertaken. Crack FBI agents and State Police joined local police- who were under orders to "break this thing up before a new outbreak develops," FBI agents across the country were akrtcd because Federal Reserve Bank funds were Included In the loot. "Ellis Hull, vice president of the Boston Federal RcMrvc, said that the looted money tnuisyirtation firm handles the delivery of funds of a number of member banks. Hold-up Takes 20 Minutes In a special department order, Sec HOUXjrS on I'afic IZ f ailured from fabric made of chicken feathers to pi o vide n tip on how Arkansan.s In the future may find an added source of revenue from their poultry flocks. Quoting from material found in chemurglcal reports, the Institute slated Ehat scientist's Iwve developed a fabric from chicken feathers j which is designed for usft In suits, dresses sweaters and other wearing appiirol of the future. The new fabric, it was explained, looks like wool; it can bo. dyed tuul possesses a brilHivnt Ulster; I.s odorless ni'd can be iaindcrcd lit fionp and water with no more .shrinking than cotton. Aliout three-fourths of the feathers from a fowl can be used. Cotton llnrrs Used Uses are being discovered for cotton burrs. These include .such pvo- ducUs as boiler-water treating compound; building board material, Eertil'izer, plastic 'tiller, ami furfural Furfural perhaps ts the most Important. It .is used In the mnnufac- ture of plastics, m motor oils. In making aniline dyes nnd as fungicide, nml In the synthetic Industry In the recovery of butadiene. The report also explained that V now K possible to grow colored cotton by injecting chcnilcnls Into tht plantjr roots, t^ provide fade-proof run-proof ••'• r 'Rii(K true-color •cbtlo'ns ready /or spirit ting when It tcnyes the gin. *. Cotton Millers can hi: used U onn the basic raw material for thi namifncture of 'photographic film the cotton .stalk us a source of p.i )fi" nnd nulls for plastics. Cotton seed can be used to provide a sub sLIiutc 'or pmm oil, and cottontex. is being manu fact tired as a \vooi substitute whtch will not warp, I waterproof nnd fire-resistant. New UBCS for Corn Stalks New uses nrc being found fo soybeans and corn strtlks provide source ot pa.ier, and u subslltut for cork rhilo corn cobs like cotto burrs can be converted iulo fur funil, or used Sn the manuCactur of blasting material, as abrasive In .sonp, or made into rayon plastics. Alfalfa meal can be converted In to chlorophyll, an extract whlc stimulates the growth of body tl sue.s. end also is used to trcnt in fcctlotiK, discuses and wounds, or make coloring matter for soaps, o Ive oil, cosine tic.**, insecticides ai candy. Juice extracted from asparagus wa.stc at canning factories has been found suitable for growing a number of micro-organisms and eventually used lo help cure tubercular cases. , Pigskins are coming Into wider ust in shoes, luggage and gloves. Okra yield."; three times as much vegetable oil per acie as the nver- agfc yield of cotton nnd is of comparable quality, the researchers reported. Oil nlso Is being made from the waste in pecan shelling plants and Is .sfttd ro be the equivalent of olive oil for salads and table use, and the shells can bo used in the production of vaw charcoal. Refund Proposal AtHalf-wayMark Many Ark-Mo Power Users Agree to Give Money to Schools School official!! estimated llial project [o obtain about $30,000 Arkniun.s Missouri Power Com- iny customer refunds will read ic half-way mark Unlay. ' Students began calling on Individ il customers Monday In an effort 1 huve them voluntarily n.ssfgn iclr refunds lo the Blytheville chool District. School Superintendent W. B. IchoKson termed public resnGnsc i the project "gratifying." He said the aid of grade school .udenUs has been solicited in the impnlgn. They will be asked lo iako contacts within their rcspec- ivc families largely. Each student working In the drive as been supplied with a letter ox- la Inlng the purpose oE the pro- ect and & card which carries the .mount of the customer's rcluml nd gives him the opportunity of isslgning thut amount to the School Mr ontAcLeaW «»d th* nklng ^decision In g their rcfniKl over to the schools. Tho drive is expected to be com- ileted by'. the end of the week. By Mill Anderson CHAKLKSTON, Mo., Jan. 18. (AP)—U. S, Engineers tbok sl'ep.s today to move levee Eegrading cquipmeat onto the crs protecting 212 square nilcs in tlie Birds Point-New Madrid floodway near here. onaands of residents n!- •cady liavc left the Mississippi [liver lowlands area. G. A. Robinson, commander of the flootl-lli;hling unit for the area, ordered the equipment moved into "fuse plug" sections of Ihp big levee. But he emphasised that ho degrading order had been issued. The "fuse plugs" arc the parts of the levee that would be dynamited or degraded deliberately to allow the rampaging river lo pour Into .the Hood.way. This v;ou!il lake the pressure off Cairo, .111., ana down- river jxmils. Ilobiruson's announcement canift as light rain fell upstream, raising the possibility that the expected crest of 55.5 feet at Cairo tomorrow could be increased. Of the somo 12,000 residents of the rich flootlway land ,an estimated 8,000 had fled to higher ground In n, seemingly endless exodus that continued into the night. '. Missouri Governor Protests Proposal • , To Open F/oodwoy JBPPERSON CITY. Mo.. Jan. 18. <AP>—Gov. Forrest Smith asked Ult Avrny Engineers* today not 10 MoLM*! JU;4* P6iut New Nationalists Claim Hainan Invasion By Reds Stalled by Air, Sea Attacks Soybeans March May . July .. B. Chicago: Open High ..232;i 233 U ...229^ 229 *i ...224!i 224^ 223S 226 222VJ ClOfC 23DV4 2281 i 22271 New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Mar 3C8S 3D87 3032 3082 May 3090 3090 3081 3085 July 3045 3050 3042 3044 Oct 2881 2857 2853 2860 Dec 2853 2357 2858 2860 (By Ihc Associalcil 1'res.s) A Nationalist Chinese commander claimed today the Nationalist navy and air force have made impossible an early Communist, Invasion of Hainan Island. The ground commander on Hainan said his forces are mopping up the remnants of 17,000 Communists who landed on the big South China island. He said Nationalist air and naval forces have sunk 2.000 Communist craft (mostly junks) massed on Liuchow, the invasion peninsula opposite Hainan. Hainan and Formosa are the last two Important strongholds left to Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. Meanwhile, the official Communist voice, Pclping Radio, heard In Tokyo, gave its first account of the Communist seizure of American French and Dutch government properties In china. The seizures pushed the United States into recalling all State Department officials from Communist China. The pciplng Radio accused the to Try Again to Free 'Mighty Mo' NOEPOLK, Va., Jan. IB. (/I 1 )—The next attempt to float the 45,000-lon battleship Missouri, stuck on a rnud- foank in Chesapeake Day near Old F'olnt Comfort, will he made tonight, the Navy announced. It was decided to make no effort to flout, the huge baUlewagon on high tide this forenoon hut to use a dredge to remove some of the mud flecking >ier way back lo the main ship channel. At high tide nlxnit 9 o'clock tonight It Is expected the W tugs which failed to budge the "Mighty Mn" in their first attempt last night will try again. The last or the Missouri's fuel oil was being removed lodayj If that doesn't help her ammunition will he taken off tomorrow, the Navy said. Naval officers pointed out that irle.s win be progressively lower un- il January 25 when the moon changes, and that the battleship went tgroimd a t high tide yesterday. Waterfront speculators ventured in opinion that America's only ac- ivc battleship, would remain stuck in the mud "for some time."' Lending emphasis to their belief was a Navy announcement that two very heavy Navy lugs from New York arc expected to arrive tomorrow lo assist in the rescue opera' ions. ting thch equipment ready today to blow the plug at the northern end of the-flootlway. That would let Mississippi River flood water roll over thousands, of acres. Smith told his news conference this morning lie had talked with resident*; of .New. Madrid and Caruthersville, Mo,, who reported the river was "a long ways from bclug ot a dangerous stage." Col, L. IL Poote, district army engineer at Memphis, had advised Smith the area might have to be flooded. Weather Western powers' consuls of "procrastinating nnd rclusing" to hand over their government's properties In response to the Pclping regime's "justifiable demand." It salt! "military necessity" prompted tlic seizures. A cnW spokesman for American forcEgn policy In the F'ar East talked turkey to Communist China, reminding her she had a long, hard economic road to travel. Roving Ambassador Philip C. Jos- sup, using Hong Kong as his rostrum, .said: "China will continue to require the technological and cultural aid o( many countries—not merely one to two—if her development 'is not to be retarded." Again, with obvious references lo Russia, Jtssup cald: "We further believe that no single outside ration can supply all requirements or make al) the contributions that country needs for its fullest development in the family of nations." Jessup reaffirmed American support of a policy of equality, independence and integrity for china. Arkansas forecast: Occasional light rain this afternoon. Colder In north portion. Clondy nnd colder tonight. Occasional light ruin In south portion. Lowest temperature.' 20 in extreme north to 32 In extreme south portion. Thursday mostly cloudy and cold. Occasional rain in southeast portion. Missouri forecast: Sleet or freezing rain south, light, snow or slecl north tonight, possibly turning lo sleet or freezing rain Thursday Colder southeast and not so cok northwest and extreme north tonight. Slowly rising tcmpf.-ralurcs west and north Thursday. Low tonight 20-28 south; high Thursday 28-32. Minimum this morning—38. Maximum ycslcvrtay—53. Sunset today—5:15. Sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m today— M. Tolal since Jan. I— -9.05 NLRB Asks Court Order Requiring 5-Day Mine Week WASHINGTON* Jan. 18. Kotierl ,\, I>fdl];»iTi, general counsel of ITic National l.alxir Knla- Uons I5oard, sahl tmlity lie is applying for a court order (o pnl coal miners back on a normal five-day work wttk. I>cnham salil A complaint char- gin^ John f.. Lewis and his miners onion with unfair labor practices Is the basis for the court action. Dcnham said his aides arc go- Ing Into court this afternoon to apply for a temporary Injunction. This type of application calls for » hearing to be set by the court before, nny orilcr is issued, Conceivably, H might be weeks before the court would act. The estimate of 75 per cent complete evacuation was reached by the Red Cross area disaster director, Chnrlcs Burkctt. Word thctl the Icvcc might he dynamited to stave off greater trouble went out to residents of the HooilVrity Monday night from Col. Louis H. Poote, district engineer at Memphis, The notice advising quick evacuation termed It a "distinct possibility" that the levcc would be opened. Fluodmiy Used in J!>37 Only once before has the Icvcc been broken to relieve the strain on other points, that during the 1937 flood disaster. I J art ot the floodwny, on the southern end, already v,as inundated. The Missouri National Guard wns slated to move into the area with five amphibious ducks to bring out nny marooned perso:is. Some farmers rvnd sli& re crop pens began fleeing the Hood way even before the official warning wiu soiindcd. They loaded household goods, farm equipment and livestock on anything that would travel. 'Hie feverish work continued last night with rural roads crowded with vehicles. Many farmers were trying to save crops. One landowner had 50,000 busiiels oE corn to haul out, And lo point up the wholesale stripping of the floodway farms, one trucker was seen hauling out the plumbing from his house. Many, guided by the Red Cross* Sec SI'U.MVAV on Page n Mean temperature {midway tween high and low) — 155. Normal mean for January— This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning— 29. Maximum yesterday -.11. Precipitation .Ian. 1 lo this < —3 .51. be- N, O. Gorton Open High Low 1:30 Mar 3079 3030 3075 3075 May 3062 3084 3081 3076 July 3035 3010 3332 3034 Oct. 28.53 2858 2847 2850 Dec 2843 2346 2841 2841 1 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. CjuoUUons: A T <fc T 148 1-8 Amcr Tobacco 741-2 Anaconda Copper 30 Beth Steel 325-8 Chrysler 65 Gen Electric 421-4 Gen Molors 723-8 Montgomery Ward 563-3 N Y Central 12 '1-6 Hit Harvester 275-8 National Distillers 25 1-4 Republic Steel 25 Radio .,, 13 1-2 Socony ' *cuum ..'.. t6 3-4 Stiidcbaker , 27 1-4 Standard of N J 67 5-8 Texas Corp 605-8 J C Penney 561-4 U S Steel 28 1-4

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