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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBX »0»«NANT NEWSPAPER <J» NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOOTHKACTr UTRRrmr., VOL. XLV—NO. 269 Blythevllk D*il? New* BlythevUk Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley . ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BL/miEVILLE, ARKKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1050 TWELVE PAGES Relief Program Slated To Begin by Monday The Blytbevilic Work Hcliof Program is scheduled to be fn effect y Monday, the Rev. Roy 1. Bagley, program chairman, announced oday after a meeting with the work solicitation committee. The Rev. Mr. Roy Bagley said*—__ "' SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BEGIN' PLANNING H-BOMB-Mcmbers of the joint Congressional Atomic BnerBy'coinmitlee talk with Atomic Energy Commissioner Sumner T. Pike (right) at Washington as they began meeting to discuss ways and means of producing hydrogen bomb approved by tiie president. Committee members are- Scaled licit to right) Chairman Brien McMahon (D-Conn), Rep. Carl T. Durham (D-KCJ; Hep. diet Holifi'eld <D-Cam>Rep. W. Sterling cole (R-NY). Standing, left'to right: Sen. John W. Bricker (R-Ohio)- Rep Paul J Kilday (D-Tex). Rep. Melvin Price .(D-fll), Rep. Carl Ilinshaw (R-Calif), Rep. Charles H. Elslon (R-Ohio) (AP Wartime Atom Chief Is Called To Testify in British Spy Case Briton Arrested As Spy Worked Cindy Ground Hog Ends Long On U. S. Project Snooze But Finds Ho Shadovs WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. (AP)—Congress today summoned Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, wartime head of the T , c, . . . . , ixiuuy i.-, a pel ground hog o U. S. atomic homb project, and Mrs. James Barksdale. 118 to testify tomorrow about a Wrat Kentucky, and she (Cindy) British atomic scientist ar- knock ed into a cocked hat the the- British atomic scientist arrested in London on suspicion of passing A-bomb secrets to Bussia. Senator McMahon (D-Conn.). made Ihe announcement after a meeting of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee with the Atomic Energy Commission. McMahon is chairman of the Congrcs- . -5 T; v> U group. .;«.»»..• :..;..» -...^A statement by the':Atomic En- *>sy Commission said the British scientist, Dr. Ciaus Fuchs, had access to "a wide area of the most vl- weapons information" during his wartime work in the U. a. on atomic projects. . Called Serious Matter ' "It appears to the committee that me matter is serious," McMahon .'told reporters. He added in it prepared stnte- , .ment: ,'"Gen. Leslie R. Groves, command,mg officer of the wartime Manhattan District (which developed the A-bomb), will appear before the Joint committee tomorrow morning." The meeting will be held behind closed doors (10:30 a.m., EST). In today's hastily called meeting, Ihe committee discussed with Ihe' ABC "such Information as the commission possesses regarding the British scientist. Dr. ciaus Fuchs, who has been arrested in London as a spy," McMahon said. Full Exploration Pledged McMahon promised that the Joint committee "will further explore the matter fully." Fuchs was accused in London of twice passing atomic secrets to foreign agents—once in the United *¥ ,nfj n 19 ' !5 anci asnl " in Britain -in 1347. The Federal Bureau of investigation here played an important part in digging up Information leading to Fuchs' arrest. McMahon told reporters that trrovcs has been subpoenaed by the See SPy on Page 12 U.S. Rejects Red Demand for Trial Of Jap Emperor WASHINGTON, Feb. 3—«-The united states charged today that Russia's demands for trial of Em- porer Hirohilo as a wa r criminal is an effort to cover up "Soviet failure" (o explain die fate of more than 370,000 Japanese war prisoners. A State Department statement made dear that the Russian demand to put the emperor on trial n an international military court "'"be rejected by this country. iciajs also indicated that the ^aoviet proposal to try four high- iil^i •"* war(inic Japanese generals likewise will be turned down. Receipts Up Per Cent Lost Month Gr °« Postal receipts at the Bly- evil Post orf(ce month of Pjr ce tocla- ma ' r °' «celpt s for the month were with $10,- -, "' (or January of last year. N. O, Cotton Mar. May July O-l. Dec. , 3119 3122 .1115 3121 . . 5811 . 2S62 Cindy woke up yeslerday morning and wasn't n bit tired. But then she shouldn't have been for she. had been asleep since September. Cind)' Is a pel ground hog of Mr. ories of some cynics who hold this business about the ground hog coming out on Feb. 2 is a batch of mythical nonsense. Mrs. Barksdale was really surprise dwhen the litlle animal came out from under the Barksdale home yesterday. Eld she look for her shadow? Nope. Cindy was hungry and put avuy .«.,hov'i- ."j. hrr.-.d without giving a hoot • about casting shadows.' And when Mrs. Barksdale brought Cindy a bowl of ice cream, the latter danced aroun in unbridled joy. , - er danced around on her back legs Mrs. Bavksdale explained that Ice cream has been one of Cindy's favorites since she became a member of the family about one year go. Mrs. BarKsdale was - visiting friends in Virginia when one of them presented her with the ground hog. who was then just a small bundle of thick fur. She brought it home and. accustomed to cooler climes, Cindy soon became fond of the cool dark recesses beneath the bouse. "Last summer," Mrs. Barksdale relates, "Cindy got real busy building a nest. We found scraps of paper she was evidently aiijig for When the first 'touch of fall weather came in September, Cindy did H'liHt many a tired businessman dreams of: Cindy hibernated. And the warmer fall weather didn't .bring her out of it, either. Yesterday was the first time she's been seen since that day in September she began to feel drowsy and retired to her nest. "I was worried about her. I didn't think she'd ever come out," Mra. Barksdale said yesterday, and reported that Cindy's pelt is thicker and richer than ever. Other facts about Cindy: She's about four inches high ami about three times that lung; likes bread and milk with ice cream foi dessert. Aware of the importance of a well-balanced diet she also eat: letuce and carrots (raw. of course) Lad Does His Bit in Polio Drive With Cigar Box Fail of Change Three dollars in a cigar box may not win the battle against polio being waged by the National Foundation for linfantfle Paralysis, but the spirit of the lad who collected it might. One rainy day last week, after Jay Holland, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. p. Holland, had heard the March of Dimes campaign explained in his fourth-grade school room at Lange. he rushed home, salvaged a cigar box, and collected S3 from the neighborhood to give to the drive. Previously Edwin and Harding Cure, sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cure, had donated the $15 cash prize they w on for their home decorations at Christmas. The Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, county campaign director for the March of Dimes said that reports from several communities still had not been received, but that a "straw count" taken a few days before the campaign was scheduled to close. showed only about $6,000 collecte< toward a $20,000 goal. The Rev. Mr. Kidd said a recon had been made at Forty and Eight and Huffman, where the $100 quota was oversubscribed by more thai 100 per cent. Under the direction ol campaign director for the combincc communities, l>ruitt Harrison, a total of $201.89 was collected there Other communities having reached their quotas include Dell and Joiner, both with S500 quotas, am Armorcl, with a $250 quota. Thi Rev. M. n. Griffin was chairmar at Dell, Marion Dyer at Armore ant! the Rev. pay McLcster chairman at Joiner. James Gardner, chairman of thi drive in Blytheville, saitl today thai $5.613 had been collected here toward $10,000 quota. H e indicate lhat funds were still to be added from coin envelopes distributed It .'ciiools, and from one of the then tcrs. Ingrid Bergman Gives Birth to Son, Who Is Tentatively Named Roberto quoted as saying Miss Bergman am Rossellini have agreed to taptiz the child and bring him up in lh> Calhoitc faith. Ingrid is a Protest ant, Ros;ellinl a Catholic. 'In Hollywood, there was no corn ROME. Feb. 3. (AP) — Ingrid Bergman is the mother of a new, blue-eyed , baby boy — tentatively named Roberto—and one of her doctors said today both she and Italian film director Roberto Ros- scllini are "very, very happy' 1 about The beautiful, 34-year-old Swedish actress—star of such films as "Joan of Arc," "Bells of St. Mary's and "Arch of Triumph"—has announced that she intends to marry Rosellini as soon as she obtains a . divorce from Dr. Peter Lindstrom i of iannVr"«Vi™~nj"° r ot Hollywood, who visited her In ^tlncrease y over January of SiC " y JUSt " inC mDI)ll>5 " B0 tOday Postmaster RoJTsf*vZ'»„?-' Shc nlcd ™« ln M ""«> >"t week. Dr. Pier Luigi Guidoli. who delivered the seven pound, 14 ounce baby st 7 p.m. <noon CST) yesterday, said Rossellini was with Miss Bergman when he left Ihe hospital tills morning, and added : "Tliey seem very much In love and very happy. Both she and Rossel- Open High I/>w 1:30 lini eagerly and happily awaited 3112 3115 3110 3115. the birth of the child and were very, very delighted It was s boy. ««« .••-. vt, 3 , »ny ui-uguigu U «aS R DOy. ....3056 3063 3053 3063 Tentatively the baby's name Is •"•" 2880 2871 288(1 Roberto. That probably will be it." Mar A spokesman for Rossellini was j July ment, from Dr. Linditroir. on th arrival of his wife's new baby.) The baby, "doing nicely thi morning," is an Italian cltiwn tin der Italian law and will always b considered so. Miss Bergman, al though she took out first paper for American citizenship, remains a Swedish citizen. Her husband Is ar American citizen. Rassclllnl is an Italian. Miss Bergman has been in Italy a .year, engcged in making a pic hire—"Stromboli"—under Rosellini' direction. Their romance burst inti headlines in the spring and Dr Lindstrom came here on April 2! and on May 3 visited his wife a Nfessina, Sicily. He left Italy 01 May 6. Soybeans Open High Low Closi 228'i 22D'.i 221", 229 1 226'i 227»I 225': 221' 220 J. 2.2 220 : at since the project was set up tsterday, four or five reo.\?sts for "ilslaiice had been received, but t that no help could be given itil after the project was thor- ighly organized. The plan i s being" set up lo pro- Ide food for needy unemployed. nl ie wage scale has been set at cents an hour, with no.payment cash. Workers will receive a igned statement from the person Iring them, and the statements If -operty completed will be honored grocery stores. The committee making an effort lo get 10 per ent discount on the food stuffs oni the grocery concerns. The Rev. Mr. Baglcy said today hat the project was being set up T last no longer than March 1, nd it was hoped that favorable weather conditions would permit many of those who arc said to be hungry to go back to oUier jobs even before that lime. He explained that the project was set up in such a way that heads of the largest family groups would receive more work than those with smaller families, and that only a few dnys work would be available to c.icli during (lie week. The solicitation committee this morning divided the town into r.rcas of solicitation so that, work be made available for the ivorkcrs. C- M. Smart, A. O. Hudson and Roland Bishop compose Ihe commlltce. 'Hie nev.' Mr. Hagley siiid that grocers would be assured Immediate Administration Proposes Tax OflOPerCentonTVSetsand Hike in Top Corporate Levy Plan Would Up Business Levy Limit to 42% SOVIET OPPONENT _ Bao Dai (above) heads the French-supported l r ict-Nam regime in Indochina. Hus- iia announced recognition of Ho 3hi-minh null-French VIet-Nam republic. Vlet-Nam Includes the pro- ,'inces of Tonkin, Amiam and Cochin China. (AP Wirephoto). Farm Bureau Drive Continues 1,596 Membership Reported by Workers From South Missco The Farm Bureau membership ciunpnign In South Mississippi County entered its third week today with a lolnl of 1.506 members reported paid In or solicited lo dale Volunteer workers in that section of the county held their first re- ix>rl meeting al the Court House in Osceoln yesterday at which Him. solicitations lo dale were computed. D. V. Maloch, county agent for South Mississippi County reixirted lhat dues of 889 members had been turned in lo G. L. White of Osceola sccretar yof the Mississippi County Bureau, and that 707 additional members who Imvc not paid dues had been reported by workers TheGC figures were as of this morn- Mediators Set Aciionbeadline In Bell Dispute WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. (/P)—Government mediators today fixed a Monday deadline of their own for action in the threatened telephone strike next week. Conciliation Director Cyrus S. Shing said he will be able to tell by Monday afternoon "whether we are getting anywhere" in efforts to head off the strike of 100,000 Bell system workers set for Wednesday Feb. 8. A postponement of the strike date might be requested by Ching if he and his aides thought they were making any progress. Ching returned from the west coast two days ago and attacked the telephone problems at once. Eight of the CIO communications workers divisions are poised lo walk out at 6 a.m. local time next Wednesday in a dispute over wages, hours, vocations, pensions, training periods, and local issues. They are employed by the Western Eleclrir Company and five other subsidiaries of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Price Cuts, Ranging From $86 to $147, -Announced by Studcbaker Price cuts on all models v.-ere announced this week by the Studc- aker Corporation. The cuts range from S8G online Champion model lo SHI on the Land Cruiser. The Champion coii- vcitiblc was cut S100. K. B. Elliott, vice president of Studcbaker Corporation, • in announcing the reductions said that peak production effort in the organization had made the lower prices possible. ing. , Mr. Maloch reported six communities of that section of the county had either readied or exceeded their quoins for the drive. These include Driver, Crews Lateral Grider, Keiser, Denwood and Carson Lake. Severn) other communities are expected to reach their quotes within the next few days, he said, as they reported progress yesterday. Workers in Wilson have reported soliciting 299 of that tosm's quote of 400. Burdelle has reported DO oul of a miola of 115, Colcman Latent reported 40 out of a quota of 60 Frenchman's Bayou 70 out of 115 Joiner 138 out of 15o and Osceola -210 out ol 425. Clay D. Ayer.s of Osceola Is thi leading Individual solicitor In Soul! Mississippi County, Mr. Malocl said, having turned In 120 members to date. Scout Leaders Set for Training Course in Luxora About 30 Scouters from North and South Mississippi County dls trlcts are expected to paraticipati in the leadership training coursi to be conducted at Luxora tomor row and Sunday. Professional scoutcrs from I): Eastern Arkansas Area Council wll conduct the classes. J. M. Cleveland, district leader ship training chairman for North Mississippi County, and W. P. Elllf district leadership training chair man for South Mississippi County said that those planning to spenc the night at the campsite sfoulc bring cooking utensils, bed roll; and tents If possible- The leadership training chairim, ^sald the training was planned fo | scoutmasters, assistant scoutmast :rs and trop committccmen. Hal Dictrick of joncsboro. J; Hoy of Pocahotas. I!. H. sin of Helena, and Wilson Bohanln of Blytheville will work with sco executive Oral Smith from the Ea tern Arkansas Area Council at th class. The first sessions wilt be conducl erf al the Luxora High School an will begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow SNOW-RI.ANKETED — Snow, to the depth of 38 Inches in some places, has blanketed an area approximately ISO miles deep and 60 miles wide (shaded) In North Dakota. Critical six>t In the urea Is Edgcly funderltncd) where fuel is scarce. Snow area extends from Devils I^ake on the north to the South Dakota border on the south and from Cleveland on the west to Sanborn on the east. The Army and the Hcd Cross have begun s survey to determine if "disaster proportions" " rcachcd ' (AP Wlrephoto •—Courier News Vholo NKW i'ASTOR—The Rev. Amixs H. Knderlln (right) today assumed )is duties as pastor of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here. Shown with him is the Rev. William M, licck, assistant pastor. Pastor of Catholic Church In Blytheville Assumes Duties The Hcv. Amos H. Enderiin arrived In Blythevillc today to accept ills duties as pastor of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. father Jlndcrlln, n native of* L Sonway, 'Ark., was formerly asso- :laled with the local Catholic Church, under the Rev. John J. Thompson, as assistant pastor, between the fall of 1912 anil 1914. He las had various assignments In Arkansas, and IK coming lo the Immaculate Conception Church from ho St. John th^ Baptist Church ut [>n/Mlmnl*i«: ' ' ' Poc.ihontas. Serving with Father Enderiin will bo the Rnv. William M. Beck, who was assigned to the Blytheville ohurch on Sept. 6 as assistant pa.s- :or. He recently completed his traln- vig at Ine St. John's Seminary at Little Rock. His home was at St. Vincent. Ark., where he attended St. Mary's School. Father Enderiin also was tralni'rt for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary at Little Rock and at Hie St. Joseph's High School at Conway. He was ordained to tbe priesthood In 1940. Father Enderlln Is succeeding the. Hcv. Francis McDcvilt who was HS- slgncl lo the St. Andrews Cathedral at Little Hock recently. Palher Beck filled Ihe vacancy left by the Rov. Paul Bujarskl, who left Blythe- villc last June to be assigned to the Holy Rosary Church at DcQucen. The appointments were made recently by Btshop tbe most Rev. Albert L. Fletcher, of Little flock. John Caudill Elected Methodist Board of Stewards Secretary John Caudill lasl nlghl was elected secretary of the board of stewards of the First Mclhodist Church. Mr. Cnudlll will replace James L. Verhoeff who resigned at the meeting last night. Mr. Verhoeff, who will 'leave Blytheville soon lo make his home in Little Hock, has f.ervect as secretary of the board for the past three years. After accepting Mr. Vcrlioeffs resignation from the bonrd the group endorsed a resolution of gratitude, in appreciation of his work with the hoard. A film on Ihe limmcLil program of church building WIE.S following a roullnc business session. Effect of Ruling May be Felt on Bell Rates Here LITTLE liOCK. FelW "'3—(/ijjl, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company lius been ordered lo eliminate "mileage" charges in 45 Arkansas cities. The order was Issued'by '.he Arkansas Public Service Commission ye.slcrday. Cities affected include- lilylhevllie. El Dorado, F.-iyette- vlllo, Forrest, city, Port Smith, aVn Bui-en, Helena, nope, Hoi Springs, Joucsboro, Lilllo Hock, Magnolia, Malvern, I'aragould, Pine Bluff, Searcy and Sprlngdale. The charges have been added lo bills of customers living outside "ie company's "base zone." A base zone Is an nrca the company establishes in a city for charging a fixed rate. Subscribers living outside that aren have ben charged an additional fee. in some Instances customers living Inside the city limits of n town but outside the company's base zono have been charged additional fee. Awall Details Here Trtimin Scott, manager of Southwestern Bell's office In niythcvllle, said this morning he did not know precisely how the r.ullng will affect rates in this aren. He said he expects to receive a copy of the order soon which will explain the ruling In detail for this vicinity. New York Stocks New York Cotton Mar May July Oct. Dec Open Hiph Low 1:30 3121 312a 3128 3132 3C65 3073 2832 28M 2872 287S 3123 312!1 3121! 3130 3C65 3071 2M2 MM 2310 2879 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ....,.'....'. Chrysler •n Elt-clric ,... Gen Motors- Montgomery Ward N Y Int. Harvester '. Nntlniwl Distillers .'.'..'. Republic Sleel Rndio Socony Vacuum •Studc-baker Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney U s Steel Scars Southern Pacific 149 1-3 75 1-2 2!) 3-1 33 3-8 05 7-8 •14 3-4 75 1-4 58 1-2 13 27 3-B 26 1-8 1-1 3-4 10 3-8 lly Francis M. i.e.Maj WASHINGTON, Fob. 3. — (AP)—The Tniman adminis- li'atioii today proposed a 10 per cent tax on television sets ind a rise from 38 to 42 per cent in the top levy on busi- less income to go with the 2Uts ii. 1ms recommended in 'sales" taxes. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder went before the House Ways and Means, CoimnlUce lo outline In detail, with specific figures, the changes President Truman skclched only In broad outline In his recent lax message to Congress. Cutting here and raising there (lie net result of the program would' he to give the government about 41,075.1100,000 more Inccme. As to cuts In the excise, or "sales" taxes, Snyder's proposals were closely In line with forecasts: 1. Cut from 20 lo 10 per cent the retail taxes on furs, luggage, women's handbags, jewelry and toilet preparations. 2. Cut from 25 to 15 per cent Urn charges on long distance telephone and telegraph charges. Nothing was said about the 15 per cent charge on local telephone service. 3 Cut from 15 to 10 per cent the tax on rail, bus. airline and ship passenger tickets. 4. Repeal outright, the 3 per cent tax on freight charges. Snyder proposed repealing alt taxes on baby oils, powders and lotions, now subject to the 20 per cent toilet preparations tax. Critics of tbe excise taxes have hit particularly at taxing "babv oils." Many Taxes Ignored This cutting program Ignored entirely many taxes hiked" sharply .^luring the war such as those on™ lilies, , Siiydcr figured the cuts he T)ro- iwsed would cost. the government JOD5.000.onO In revenue. To make up for tills and bring In the billion dollars more of revenue he figured on: S-10.0flO,(100 from the proposed 10 per cent tax on television sets. $076,000,000 from the hike In corporation, or business taxes. The levy of 42 per cent. Instead of 38 per cent, would apply on Income above $25.000. $400,000,000 from Increased estate and gift taxes. One of the big changes lie proposed In a somewhat complicated scale was to apply the present top rate of 77 per cent on estates of $3,000.000 or more Instead of $10,000,000 ns nt present. $100.000.00 to $500.000.000 from stiffened taxes on oil and mining Interests. He proposed to cut tbe depletion allowance for oil and gas from 27'C- to 15 per cent. This "depletion allowance" Is an amount which may be deducted from taxable Income on the theory that he v.V.ue of the oil well or mine has decreased due lo the removal of oil or minerals. In addition, Jn his estimate of net increase In revenue Snyder took Into account separate legislation which is expected lo yield some. SDO.COO.COO tax from life insurance companies. Ah these figures would add a net gain of $ in government revenue, nut Snyder. in a genern!- Ized statement, spoke of the proposed television lax and "loopholo closing"—the tightened taxes on oil wells on! mines—ns offsetting the cut In excise levies. On that basis, the new Uxcs would figure to gain 51,015,000.000. Any CO 3-4 61 3-1 M 1-2 30 1-1 43 53 figures, however, nre necessarily estimnles since tax yields vary, depending on business activily. Sl^sb Move Votcrt Hnun l'-8' ^' JD Ways and Means Co:n;niitrf Is where all tax IcRislntion, under the constitution, must start. Even before Snyder settled down before it with a IO.OCO word .statement. Re-.. Woodruff (R-Mich) proposed that the committee take up immediately n olll that would sim- nly sl,i-,h excise \-MCS. That \vo;ild have rm-ant postponing other parts Sre TAXKS on IMgc 12 Circuit Court Fee Collections Show Gain A total of IS.D42.91, marking an increase of $1,603.18 over lfM8, will be turned over to the county treasurer's office from the office of Hirr- vey Morris, circuit and chancery court clerk for Mississippi County. Pees collected showed a large increase, and slight decreases In sal- nry expenses for the clerk and four deputies and office expenses boosted the net income still higher. In 1948, S7.389.73 was turned over to the treasurer's office for financing other activities ol the county government after paying the expenses of the circuit clerk's office. Th(R year expenses totaled Jll.610.2-! as compared to $11,136 last year. Collections totaled $20.657.15 this year as compared to 119126G8 in 1943. The greatest increase noted was In the Chickasawba District recording feet. Mr. Uorris said lhat the S1.OM.05 gain was considered a tremendous Increase. A lolal of i'J.320,20 was collected In recording and filing Scex this year us compared to 47,355.15 in 1948. Mr. Morris said that the Increased building activity, much of which was through veteran loan programs, was probably the chief factor in the increase. A slight decrease In similar Ices collected at the Ccccola district office was noted. In 1940, $4,559.05 was collected thrrc as compared to M,733.45 In 1048. Court costs varied only slightly In the two reports. A total of $4.363,30 «•<« collected in the Blythc- vlltc office this year, an Increase of $70.55, whlls in Osceola there was a decrease of $-16.95 from the $2.041.10 collected In court costs last Mr. Morris pointed out that criminal court costs were not included, but would be credited to tbe office^ alter theya re collected by the slier- ilf's office. In connection with the funds turned over to the county, four other departments will share in collections through the office. Drainage and Icvre taxes were increased by $3.003,03 collected on delinquency. A total o! $2,153.30 was collected for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on hunting and fishing HccnKCA and $245 for the Bureau of Vital Statistics on the filing of divorces. A total of 510 divorce suits wcru tilfd In the county during the year, 3J5 In North Mississippi county. Collections on judgments granted and court settlements totaled *Z9,219.0o. Weather Arkansas forci-aM: c!c.-iv to partly clouciy, not .so cold extreme south. Colder tonight. Wanner Saturday. Missouri forc c asl: Fnir and warmer becoming partly cloudy extreme south portion late tonight. dri/zle or light rain likely extreme portion Saturday Warmer tonight and Saturday. Low tonight, 15-20 southeast. High Saturday. In 40's. Minimum tlii-; morning—25- Maximum ic.sierday— 34. Sunset todiiy—5:31. Sunrise tomorrow—6:5G. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—15.00. Mean temperature (midway between high nnd low)— 295. Normal mean for Febru.iry—43.4. This Dale Lasl Year Minimum this morning—23. Maximum yesterday—45. Precipitation Jail. 1 to this date —8.17.

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