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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOOTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 257 BiytnevlUe Daily Ni Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley leader BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS —Courier News Photo COOTKU I.IONS GET CHAR'lER—J. H. Maize, Lions deputy district governor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., presented a charter to Jack Rushing, president ot Cooler's Lions Club, last night at the Cooler high school cafeteria. Seated at the table (from the left) are C a mi lie Huber, Haytl Lions Club president who acted as master of ceremonies; Mrs. Huber, Mr. Maize, Mr. Rushing and Mrs. Rushing. Before presenting the charter, Mr. Maize spoke on the history of the Lions and told of the organization's purpose on the international, national and local levels. ''You are a service club for your, community and Southeast Missouri. The primary purpose of Lions is service," he told the Cooler club. The Cooler club now has 25 mem bers and meets at 7 p.m. on the sec ond and fourth Thursday's ot eact month. U.S.NoteThreatens in Diplomatic Ties with Bulgaria WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. (AP)— The United Slates threatened today to break diplomatic relations with- Bulgaria unless that Communist country withdraws its demand for the recall of American Minister Donald R. Heath from An American note replying to the Bulgarian recall request was ordered delivered to tlie Bulgarian government In Sofia, it wn.s also handed to Dr. Pctrr Voutov, r->."i-iTi^ ^ulr. garian diplomat here. •'/. ' ':, "The note described the demand for Heath's recall n.s simply the latest of a "series or indignities and rc.strictlons" which have made it vlrtuai=7 impossible for the U- S. diplomatic mission in Sofia to carry on its duties. ' Tlie American note added: "Accordingly, unless the Bulgarian « i'crnmcjit withdraws Us note of tiuary 19 aud demonstrates its willingness to observe established international standards of conduct, the United States government must conclude (hat the Bulgarian governments does not desire to maintain normal relations. "In these circumstances the United States government will be obliged to \vithdra\v the United Slates diplomatic mission from Bulgaria and ask for the recall of the Bulgarian diplomatic mission from the United States." Amounts to "Break" Those threatened actions of the -American government would constitute a break of diplomatic relations. FPC Compares Rales of Utilities Blytheville Schedule For Electricity Comes Within U.S. Average NEW YORK, Jan. 20— (Special fo tlie Courier News — Thanks lo n $:(00.000 refund to power customers residents of Blytheville paid less for electricity in 1949 than did consumers in most other cities in the U.S according to .a comparative sttwJj completed by the Federal Power Commission. The refund reduced the city's 1040 rate (figures approximated) to SI. 29 foi 2o kilowatt hours: S3/78 for 100 Jaycees to Make Awards Tonight Attorney General of State to Speak At Annual Banquet Blytheviiie's "Outstanding Youn Man of the Year" will be rcveale tonight at a Jaycee banquet a which he will receive the'DLsting uished Service Award presented an nually b ythe Junior Chamber Commerce. Also to be honored tonight tho "Boss of the Year" and five Jaycce "Key Men." All, jiave , been named during the pasV week^ but the .selections withheld until'to. Acreage Bill Believed Safe' in Rules Battle WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. M>)—Southern Congressmen expressed <ioul)t today thai the cotton acreage amendment, bill will suffer ELS a result of the bitter fight over a proposed change in tile House rules. Bodies of Two Missing Men Sought in Backwater Along There has been some speculation on Capitol Hill that administration forces .night vote Ihe bill as a reprisal Southern support for the proposed change, which would permit, the Rules Committee to block civil rights and other legislation. Speaker Rayburn (D-Tcxas) said lie had heard nothing of the "ports and doubted if there Is anything to them. Chairman Cooley (D-NC) of the House Agriculture Committee said in a separate Interview: "I don't see why there should l>e reprisals on the cotton bill since it is merely to correct inequities resulting from a law passed last year." Rep. Gathiiigs (D-Ark), « sponsor of the cotton bill, pointed out that "none of those sponsoring the cotton bill have been particularly active in the rules change fight." The cotton Inw amendment In effect, would limit cotton acreage cuts under the new acreage allotment Inw to 30 iwr cent of average plantings In 1948, 1017 and 1948. The bill has been approved by the House Agriculture Committee and Is wailing clearance by the embattled Rules Committee. Cooley said he hopes to receive Rules Committee approval of the measure Tuesday and bring It to a House vote Wednesday. The amendment was prepared after many cotton growers complained that the new bill cut their allotments 50 to 15 per cent whereas the coverall national cut was only 23 per cent. Cooley said in an agriculture subcommittee probably will begin work shortly on a new long-range cotton act. Administration Suffers Blow As Korean Aid Bill Is Defeated WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. (/!>)—Republicans hung a "no-confidence tag on the administration's Asiatic policies today alter the 193 to 10 house defeat of a Korean economic aid bill. Caught by surprise, the mlimiiis-4. tration took Us severest foreign policy blow since pre-war days when 131 House Republicans joined kiiowntl hours and kilowatt hours. S7.17 for 250 Tlie national average for towns of like size, the report showed, was SI.35 for 25 kilowatt hours: S3.B6 for ICO kilowatt hours and $7.17 for 250 kilowatt hours. During the period January. 1D48. t" January 1949. states the Federal The Bulgarian note- of Jan. 1!) | Powcr Commission, a total of 910 was the demand for Heath's recall. I ^ n ™«n'ties served by 308 utilities. H was handed to the State Depart- .*.? cl _ lan S« in residential electric incut late yesterday by Dr. Voutov, the Bulgarian charge ci'af fairs her ft. Bulgaria and the U- S. have been t odds since the Sofia government sprang up behind the Iron Curtain in early postwar days. Tlie U. S. lias backed several charges In the United Nations that Bulgaria gavq ti;nen and Mipport lo guerrilla force.- wjirrint; against Greece. The united. States and Britain «^ive charged that Bulgaria. Rom- ^Tnia and Hungary have violated their pence treaty guarantees of fundamental human litiiits. Bulgaria said last night the International Court of Justice at the Hague nas tiot cin[KJ\vcr:d to delve into these charges. Romania and Hungary n j rci i t jy h;ivc taken a similar position. Bulgaria sent the co-irt a letter, signed by Foreign Minister Vkul- j Mrl >' - iinir Poptomciv. which said that ! •'"'v • bilf.s. More than twice as many showed Increases in rates than showed decreases Covering the ten- year period. 1939 to I9J9, the FPC notes, however, a general reduction in household electric bills of about ten peroent. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Mar. May . i July . Oct. . Dec. . .. 30DO .. 3091 .. 3056 .. 2869 .. 2858 3003 3091 3059 2874 2805 3089 SOU I 3051 2865 2835 3001 30% 2871 2861 N, O. Cotton Mar \vns not a member of the United Nations and "lias not accepted and docs not accept the jurisdiction" of the international court. Tlie United Nations nsked the court lost txtcber to band down an advisory opinion on tho charges Weather Oct. Dec. Open High Low 1:30 .. 3080 3085 .1079 3061 .. 3085 3090 3582 3087 .. 3042 3047 3041 3046 .. 2860 2BG2 2857 2861 .. 2847 2853 2847 235O The annual DSA banquet will be held, at 7:15 tonight in the Jaycee Clubhouse on North Second Street. The names of the five member!; or the secret committee that selected the "Man of the Year" from nominations submitted to them will be announced tonight. Tiie "Man of the Year" Is selected on the basis of community service. He must be 3s years old or younger and docs not have to be a Jaycee. To |.<ar Stale Official The "Boss of the Year" and the "Key Men" are selected by vote ot the Jaycee membership. Arkansas Attorney General Ike Murry will be principal speaker at tonight's banquet. He will be introduced by Jiinmie Edwards. The DSA award will be presented the "Man of the Year" by Presccut- ing Attorney H. G. Partlow of Blytheville. James Gardner will present a certificate to the "Boss of the Year" and Rolund Bishop, president of the Blythcviile Jaycees. will present the awards to the "Key Men." Tile banquet will climax observance by the Blythevillc club of National Jaycce Week, which began last Saturday. William H. Wyalt Is chairman of Jaycee Week Activities. He is being assisted with banquet arrangements by Leonard Johnson. 61 Democrats nnd one Ainericnn Labor Party representative late yesterday Lo smash down the aid bill. They topped by two votes the no ncinocrits .ind 21 Republicans who stayed in line for the measure, winch the Senate passed in tlie last session wilh little show of opposition. Tlie Dill would have authorized $60.000.000 more lo round out a S120.000.000 program to help Southern Korea keep its economy going in the face of the'Commnnist-rfom- inated Korean regime to the north. Republicans termed [lie result a Ucar sl£n_t!-at members ol thetr party- ' ' DfjarUjuit's nanrtiini; of "the..cold war against Communism In the Far East. Democrats replied tartly Ihnt election year \vinds Eire blowing. They intimated that the Republicans have turned away from the bipartisan foreign policy. The uprising, which came on the f:ist bill the House has acted on tins session, could have widespread «iW* , lilt 5ome of the Democrats confidence to the state ' ixcise Tax Rate Roll-Back Seen Corporation Levy Hike Still Sought In Truman Program WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 0')—Pre ident Truman's tax program wa cported today to call for a roll ack In excise lax rates and moderate*' increase In corporatfo t»\e»—ttw mhote mimed to in upwmnji or ITSUllS. Some lawmakers said it threatens the European Recovery Program with deep financial cuts. It also cast doubt on President Truman's "Point Four" program for dcvelop: ng the world's backward areas. (,!•)— Woods Rent Ceilings Lifted In 2 Arkansas Cities WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Housing Expediter Tigh E. said that rent controls were ended today in two Arkansas areas. They arc Union County, except El Dorado township, and Jefferson County, except Piuc Bluff and Vaugine township. Soybeans F. O. B. Chicago: Open High March ..231"(, 232 May ....22«i.i 223 li July ....224 224 Low 230 226'i 222',1 Close 2301 i 227M 222^ Truman Forces Win Preliminary Battle for Control WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. M>|— President Truman's forces won a preliminary skirmish today in the fight for control of the House legislative program. ! They beat down a Uepublican- backed motion for adjournment. The OOP aim was to delay until next week a showdown vote on a proposed rules change to give a Republican -Southern Democrat coalition a strangle-hold on legislation. '- Adminislralion forces wanled Ihe showdown today. The big test is whedi-lcd to come Inter today when the rule change itself Is voted on. Lewis /nvj'ted to Testify On Bid to Use T-H Law WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. tiVi— Th Senate Labor Committee decided to day to invite John L. Lewis to test! fy on n resolution asking Prnslden Truman lo invoke the Taft-Hartle. law to restore full coal productioi Chairman Elbr.rt D. Thomas ID Utah) said the United Mine Work er.s chief would be welcome to ap pear next Wednesday "if he wanl to be heard." Floodway South of Manila Overturned Boat Found Trest Nears Charleston n Missouri led Cross Helps )ozen Families n Pemiscot Area One good source said It may no all for anyjncvcase In individui ncome taxes- Mr. Truman will put his prograi efore congress next week in special message. He called in House Democratic caders and tax experts today to alk it over with them. They were pledged to secrecy and none would dibcuss details of the program for publication. They did say that they Imd SUK- gcst;d -some changes to the President. But when the group returned to Capitol Hill there were Indications the President will recommend: 1. A slash in excise levies, on such things as furs, jewelry, luggage, communications nnd transportation. Tt is not expected the President will call for outright repeal of many, if any, of the excises but will iuggest a moderation of the rates To Up Corporation Taxes 2. An increase in corporation taxes. The amount of the proposed Increase was not disclosed. The corporate lax now is 38 per cent of mt income. 3. Increases In estate and gift taxes. 4. A crackdown on tax-dodgers who ate escaping millions of dollars annually by not reporting all ot their Income for tax purposes. 5. A closing of tax loopholes by which some taxpayers find legal means of reducing their taxes. Some of those who sat in on the White House conference tnclicalcd the President was proposing smaller Increases than they had anticipated. Meanwhile. Republicans had the word of Democratic Leader Lucas today that the Senate will take up excl.se tax repeal at this session. They still wanted to know Just when. The Illinois Senator let! a successful fight yesterday against a motion by Senator Cain <R-Wash> to s<rl aside other matters nnd consider Immediately repeal of the wartime taxes. CHARLESTON, Mo., Jan. 20. (/V) —The flooded Mississippi nlvor wlrlcd lo an apparent crest today short distance upstream from His town at the edge of the llirent- ncd nlnls Point-New Madrid loortway. Report.-! said the river was at standstill within a fraction of tit: rich of the predicted 55.4-foot crest t Cairo, ill. That Is 1.6 feet short of Ihe dan- ;crous 57-foot stage which Army Engineers said would call for the 212-square mile spillway being "looded. Thousands of scattered refugees verc cheered by news that the river lad quit rlshuj. They arc quartern 'n homes and tents here, at the :icaiby (own of East Prairie, and li in abandoned Army nir base a more distant Maiden. About 11,400 residents fled nfte Lhe engineers warned Monday tlia It might be necessary (o open Ihe front-line levee near here and flooc the area. The plan wns devised at tcr the disastrous 1037 flood U ease pressure on Cairo nnd othc cltlis along the river In case emergency. Helicopter Used An estimated 000 persons remain In the floodwny lowlands in thl Southeast Missouri area. Heiicue op erations continued today. A Coasl Guard helicopter fion St. Louis joined the search fo stragglers left behind In the genera exodus. As the food threat cosed here the rising river brought new trou ble down stream in 'I'enncsscc. Rescue work continued near Mis ton and ftipley In Tennessee. Coas Guard boats and amphibious arm trucks carried refugees to /high ground, T\\o ai m^ pontoon barges went into tfrrke to move out livestock left marooned on low hllta. rt *£^vmiio0i wcfc oootnMMd •lotaf the SI f¥arcls TtlMsr rtenf Wynne Ark., and along the White nnd Black rivers in Arkansas Army engineers patrolled the west bank of the Mississippi from Missouri to tlie mouth of the St. Francis, near Helena, Ark., a stretch 158 miles long. Dist'lct engineers al New Orleans report no serious flood threat on the Lower Mississippi. By Searchers CARUTHERSVILM:, MO,, Jan. 20. -With flood waters covering all he low lands around uncl near this ity, only a do'/.cn families have cporled to the American Red Jrass for help. Charles Watson, disaster chair- nan, and Mrs. Agatha Wilks, cxc- iitive secretary of the local chap- cr of the American Red Cross, Bald lint conditions En this vicinity have lot, as yet, been deemed an "emergency" or "disaster". Mrs. Wilks has been called upon .o provide fcod, clolhing and shel- ,er for the 12 families to date, wilh nost of these people being shcl- eretl In rooming houses or rental iwcllings. Although the Red Cross people liave not as ycl been confronlct with n real emergency, It WHS pointed out that n slight rise In Ihe river could constitute a serious emeu-gene; 1 in this area. Most of tile refugees are frnni the \ Bend community. However th majority of people in this stricken area have refused to leave the! homes. With every slight rise the move their personal belongings lo a higher level In their homes or barns. A heavy rain could easily cause a serious problem in evacuating these people who have stubbornly resisted tlie raging waters of llic Mississippi. Island 1G, several miles soulh of town, is another section severely damaged wilh flood waters. Most of the people living on the Island evacuated within tho past two or three days. Mr. Watson employed the Powell Ferry bouts to move several families, and reported that several more families are still living there. Levee condition!! are reported to be,good in,tills section but the Lcvco t h** employed nur}y *•"•*.f* t uriirp eye open feu ul which mliht eridinfw'thU of one of the drowning victims hi the flooilw:iy south of Manila was recovered early this afternoon, according (o a roiiort received lii-re by Deputy Sheriff Charles Short. The body was that or Jannis DeSpaln. Mlssniirlans Orl Food COLUMBIA. Mo.. Jan. 20. IIP)— Government surplus commodities are being shipped to Southeast Missouri for relief of 12.000 flood victims, Kti. Caldwcll, member of tlie Missouri Production and Marketing Administration, revealed rKic today. A car of eggs, two cars of apples and n car of powdered milk and a car of prunes were shipped last night, while billing on a car load of potatoes was transferred yesterday from the State Penitentiary to the flood area. Caldwcll said that of the surplus commodities released for the flood Fircn, only dried beans have not been secured. The f'.od was sent to Lllbourn for distribution. New Stocks 1 :.10 p.m. Quotations: A T &. T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Cc-ltral Int Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel Radio Ko.:ony Vncu'im StudLbakcr S'nntlard of N .1 Texas Corp J C Permey . ... U S .Steel Rears ... Southern Pacific 75 29 7-3 '.n 3-8 01 5-8 ini 42 1-2 57 12 1-: 27 1-1 23 'J-K 24 7-8 13 5-8 27 1-8 CO 1-8 BO 3-4 50 328 •W 1-8 53 1-4 Missco, State Resources Are Discussed representatives of the Blythc- viile Chamber nf Commerce were In Jonesboio tills afternoon to ic- celvc from the Arkansas Powcr & Light Company officials copies of a *vr.y nnd supge.stccl program for county development prepared by the Midwest Research Institute of Kansas Clly. Mo. The Mii-vey on natural resources points out In Mississippi County fields for development and expansion In dairying. Increased alfnfn acrengel, soybean production, vegetable pnd truck farm*. Fifty copies of the survey arc' lo be distributed In Mississippi County. Representatives from both North and South Mississippi County met with representatives of the pmver company this afternoon to henr suggestions on further expansion. William Kennedy, management representative of the company nnd Bill Shcppard, vice-president, represented the Arkansas Powcr and Light Company. Alvin Huffman. Jr. president of the chninbcr of Commerce, and Worth D. Holder. sccnHary-manfi- gei >f Ihe chamber of Commerce were in Jonesboro to represent Blythevllle In accenting the survey. Expansion of Poultry Flocks to Be Discussed The development of a program of efficient farm and family size Floodway backwater several miles below Big Lake was searched today for the bodies oC two Floodway residents feared drowned late Wednesday while they were returning from Manila to their homes. Deputy Sheriff Charles Short of Blytheville and Mayor I. D. Shcdd of Manila reported this morning that the. men sought had been identified as .lames DeSpain, aged about 25, nnd William Booth, about 40. The men left their homes In tha Floodway Community about 2 p.m. Wednesday nnd went to Manila where they picked up some freight. Because of the high water they had to make, part of the trip by boat. Tlirir overturned boat was round about midnight Wednesday about a half-mile from Ihe shore on tlie wtst side of the' floodway, anil U was in this area that search was under way today for their hollies. The boat was located several miles south n! Manila. The Howard Funeral Home of Manila had an ambulance hi the area nnd Lee Baker, deputy sheriff ot Munila, was assisting in the search. Mayor Shcdd said that bolh m<m are nmiT^d and thf falser oUwo i •r ;' The water level on'BIg Lake continued to fnll -slowly today. C. G. Hediuan, secretary for Drainage District 17, reported a stage of 18,32 feet at the lower end of the lake. this morning, a drop of one-fourth foot in 24 hours. i The water on the drainage ditches In the Kennett, Mo., area, which empty Into Bis Lake, was falling faster today with a drop of R\X- tcnths of one loot reported for the past 24 hours. The pavement between the levees poultry flocks be discussed January 24 by extension personnel in North and South Mississippi County. VV. S, Polnrd. extension poultry specialist, will confer with county C, o/C, Leaders Emphasize City's Need for Broader Program Membership Goal of 800 is First Objective as Organization Prepares to Make Determined Bid to Obtain New Industries for Blytheville Arkansas tntrrasi: Partly cloady [_,.ind warmer this afternoon tonight T/ncl Saturday. Missouri forrrasl: Generally fair, and warmer tonight and Saturday. I Low tonight 32 south; high Saiur- clay, 55 south. .Minimum this morning- 28 Maximum yesterday-37 Sunset today—5.18. Sunrise tomorrow—7:02. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan, 1—9.2.5. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—32.5. Normal mean for January—39.9. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning--22. By Harry A. Ilaines Courier News Staff Writer This week, Blythevllle's Chamber I of Commerce undertakes the most Precipitation. Jju. 1 lo this dale ambitious program In its history as some 50 members hit the streets In an attempt to bring Chamber membership to a record high of 800. This will more than double current membership In the organization and will, officials think, bring the budget more in line with other towns this size, For example, a progressive Arkansas town, one-third the size of Blytheville. last year put Its chamber on a budget which was about M.OOO larger than Blytheville's *3,000 one. What does an Increased chamber budaet mean? opportunities open to them In tlie Blythcviile area. Many of the city's business leaders frankly admit they're worried. The population trend, now as years ago, is from farm to factory. In Facing Population l-oss the case of Blythcviile and Mississippi County that means this area stands fo loose In population, these men argue, unless it can supply jobs for labor which will be forced lo relocate especially In view of greater mechanization on the farm and more controls on the cash crops. Those who are backing the move to strengthen the local Chamber of Commerce are anxious that It be given funds to compete aggressively with other towns which arc ca^h- H means the city will bs in a no- [ ing In on industrv's postwar lav- tition to t«u industrUlisU of U>e | oritism lor tho South. A $20,000 Chamber ot Commerce budget docs not mean that the city will be in a position to literally buy Industry. What it means U this: the local chamber, perhaps the city's sole method for attracting Industry, win hayc funds above and beyond those necessary for maintaining an office and paying personnel. One businessman pointed out that "our Chamber of Commerce budget has been so low that we've met only expected expenses . . . that leaves little room for work on publicity and contacting efforts which are necessary if we are to compete with other comparable cities lor industry." Several months ago, when the Chamber sent out letters asking merchants to name projects the or- ganlzatlon .should launch in 1950 | the replies received by Secretvy- Manager Worth Holder put the need for additional Industry high on the list. Some replies mentioned only this need, neglecting even such an acute problem as sewage disposal. RroafUr Support Sought When prwldenl Alvin Huffman, Jr., took over at the first of the year, he was awaer of the city's anxiety in regard to securing industry—something with a year-around payroll. Many believe Ihe reason why the city, which has always been anxious to secure industry, had failed In many of Its efforts In the past. Chamber officials say, can be laid on the door of the Individual Hly- thcville businessman. While clamoring for action on the part of the Chamber lo bit on a payroll producing .scheme, many of lh«m »«rt giving little, torn* noth- ing to support such n program. A check of cities rqual in .size and wealth to Blythevillc produced even more evidence of an almost apathetic attitude on the part of some citizens. It wns reported that McAlistcr, Okla., a town ol Blythcvlllcs S\K, has been operating regularly on a $25,000 budget and had done a good Job of Industrialization. Another Blythcviile man told of the hardships suffered by merchants in a Mississippi town who had worked under a "cotton economy" and needed their business spread over 12 Instead of Ihrec months Troblcms Can He I.iilitil This man, who formerly lived In the Mississippi town, told of how the. Chamber of Commerce there with the wholehearted supiwrt of merchants, licked the problem by attracting Industry. on State Highway 18 at Big Lako will be under water for some time, It was indicated. The road was closed, to traffic more than a week ago. While the flood threat Inside tho Mtssissippt Hlver levees has not become acute, tlie Red Cross has arranged to provide food for families In tho vicinity of Tomato which require assistance. The Mississippi River was reported to have crested at Cairo, III., re- llnvini; tension in the Birds Point- New Madrid floodway In Missouri where more than 10.000 residents were evacuated when It seemed certain that it would be necessary lo use the floodway to relieve the strain on levees In the Cairo, 111., ftrficf in Sljlil LITTLE HOCK, Jan. 20. (AP) _ Prospects of receding water and warmer weather offered some brighter hope in flooded areas of Avkan.sus today. Tiic White River, which has chased many families from lowlands further downstream, be^an falling last night. The U.S. Weather Bureau here predicted that wanner temperatures wonM replace those of subfreezing levels along the raging St. Francis river In East tokausas, where' the Coast Guard and the Arkansas National Guard continued, helping lowland rrsidcnt-s reach higher ground. Capt. Felix Stacey, In charge of a National Guard unit evacuating victims east of Wynne, said 78 persons and their belongings were removed from the inundated area in amphibious trucks yesterday but that the job had Just begun. Slacey estimated that • 80 square miles were flooded in that section. The Red Cross was providing tents, cots and blankets for victims who had to leave their homes near Wynne, Marianna and other places. Blytheville biisino.sstnen, having Just completed a fair year, were brought lace to face with that problem. Chamber ol Commerce members c - -, , decided the hr.it way to overcome I rOtm Bureau Lampaign the problem of IndusltlalizaUon Is, Workers for Blvthcville as one man pill It, "giving our • f * A • f Chamber, through increased mem- Area bet Assignments bcrshlp, some muscles It can flex i for the city." Commenting on Huffman stated, "The 1950 membership campaign, if successfully concluded, will mark the beginning of a long range project which, we're sure, will eventually produce results. "However, this Is just the beginning. It will take the continued support of Blytheville citizens over the years to see realization of the idi'a that'3 getting ita start in I farm Bureau membership cam- the drive Mr I Paign plans for Blythcviile were to be completed at a luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble today. Approximately 25 workers on the membership drive were to meet to divide Into teams and make assignments for enlistments. The •Blythevllle group has been given a goal of 700 members. Last year the 500-momber quota wu over-subscribed by 169 member*. The county quota set up* this year is for 4.000 members, an Increase ot SCO last year.

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