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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THCrx^NA *-T T T. |^T VOL. XLVI—NO. 201 Blytheville Daily Blylhevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Lender Blytheville Herald U. S. Cotton Picture Undergoes Complete and Dramatic Reversal Bl/mtKVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVKMBKR 10, 1950 Arkansas Exchange Picketed — Phone Strikers Launch New'Battle of Nerves LITTLE HOCKi Nov. 10. (^-Apparently only one Arkansas iele- phone exchange was being picketed as Hie nationwide strike of. Western Electric employes entered Its second day. The Southwestern Bell exchange at Hot Springs WHS the only one reported still being picketed late last night. NEW YORK, Nov. 10. (/V)—Striking telephone equipment workers abruptly withdrew picket lines from some exchanges across the country today In apparent launching of a new "push button" strike tactic. Idea of the stralcgy, as described by union spokesmen, was to employ surprise pickeling concenlraling lines in some places, not in others, and picketing on some days and not on other days. The slrike, called yesterday by Ihe CIO Communications Workers of America to enforce demands for « "substantial boost" in wages from Western Electric Company, slowed long distance service because operators refused to cross picket lines. '^wcal service generally was not affected. The union which represents 17,000 Western Electric employes, rejected » company offer of about 11 cents an hour additional in wages. Present wages now average $1.55 to $1.62 »n hour. The union has not. disclosed it,s specific wage demands. Length of contract also is an issue. First Indication of the start of Ihe new strike technique came when, pickets suddenl. left telephone buildings in Dallas, Tex., Denver, and Newark and other- New Jersey cities, pickets also failed to show up in Springfield. Mo.. »nd other Missouri communities. "We don't, Know what it means." •aid a' Southwestern Bell Tele- Phone official In Dallas. "We un- itrstand they will allow 'the other Corkers to be on the job today— - M'l'j.th'en rriitybe'stop them again tonir"-'-""' " : the plan "war of liiorrow." •He called i „ .nerves." / r * Xollazo to Face Murder Charge Truman Assailant Is Indicted by Federal Grand Jury Action WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (AP) — A federal grand jury today indicted Oscar Collazo, 37-year-old Puerlo Rlcan, for murder in connection with the Nov. 1 attempt on President Truman's life. The charge is based on the killing of Leslie Coffelt. 40, White House guard, when Collazo and Grisclio Torresoli tried lo shoot their way Into Blair House, the President's temporary residence. . Torr&spla was killed m the rain of bullets from guards which felled Collazo with wounds in the chest • nd shoulder. Conviction of murder carries the p&sibility of a death sentence in ,y»e District of Columbia. '-^Ti-om the stories-of eye-witnesses there is some evidence that Tor- resola actually shot Coiicit Bu under District of Columbia law when two or more persons engage In a felony and kill some one, al are considered equally lirtble lo charges of murder. Congress to Get Rent Controls Expansion Plan Housing Expediter Has Drawn Up Two-Point Scheme WASHINGTON. Nov. • 10. IIP) — Legislation to strengthen and expand rent controls will be presented to Congress soon after it reconvenes later this month, a reliable administration source said today The spokesman, who asked that his name not be used, said the hous- b'm , C *J 1Cdlter ' s of(ice has ' drawr > " 1. Extend existing rent reilincs automatically from Dee. 31 to March 31 — regardless of whether thc local community or its governing body has voted to continue controls. Under present law all controls end Dec. 31. unless the citizens of the community or their governing botiy vote to extend them to June 30. 1951. 2. Give the housing expediter power to reinipose rent controls in communities where housing shortages have occurred because of a large concentration of population around military Installations, 'hie expediter now has no power to put controls in new areas. Tighe E. Woods, tlie housing- ''expediter, ,-was nndefsiood to have ilrawn such legislation and sent it 'o P"7«tnn<-Truman. -The President, with, such revisions a.s he cares lo make, may propose It to Congress when It reconvenes. By GORDON BROWN ,,r Sp<cbl Washlnjton Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. l«> t — mere has been a complete and dramatic reversal in the country's cotton picture in the weeks since Congress recessed. . w . he " Congress quit work In'Sep- ember the Senators and Represcn- ativcs were wrestling with legislation aimed at restricting cotton plantings. Bui when It returns later this month the emphasis will be on ways lo induce farmers lo plant more. Just a year ago the ARricullm-e Department was talking of a total cotton acreage of 17,000,000 acres for the .1950 crop; now it is thinking of maybe 30,000,000 acres for the 1951 crop. This abrupt change comes abmil chiefly as a result of the Korean War situation but it is partly trace- aoie to a poor 1950 cotton crop. When Secretary of Agriculture lirannaii announced last month that here would be no acreage or marketing restrictions on cotton for 1351. he suggested a crop of 16.000.000 bales lo meet the country's mili- •S dom « tic and export needs. Hid require approximated acres. >' of comparison, the 1050 acreage allotment was :>2,- inted only approximately 19,000,000 acres of this, Agriculture De- parlment figures show Whether farmers call be induced ... make this big hike In collon acre"? e ,' S , a b >5 question, an expeil, ot lhe House A B rlcuUurc Committee told a reporter. '•There is a very light situation on labor, seed ,,,,d fertilize,-" he •sain, "and farmers may demand .some assurances before Ihcydevo c laige acreages to a high cost crop." Ir-rice-Deni-Msinc Surplus Feared ton farmers"™ fCel -" 1E am °' 1S! r ° L " Tlii, i" * , pl1 ' ice - <ie P rc '"'"B s L urphfs" Hiis is another reason, lie said/why it will lake some legislative inducement lo get farmers to plant 30 000000 acres to the crop next spring. The country had a cotton acre- ?h^. "- 27 ' 00 °.<X)0 m i949, and that is considered a large acreage Under the allotment act passed last TWELVB PAGES — — , : _^ ~" . v-.^jij \>wx. lEfO riYJJi U£jIVli| Allies Forge 'Steel Band' in N. Korea UN May Be Urged' - *-• To Act Rapidly To Prevent War Emergency legislation was euact- Ihis t'o°''the Ul '*2' n ' ! 1 " cqllitics raise <> When Congress recessed le-lslrt'. lion was pending to revise thiT 194!: •?nh L> '"'?f •«< a" restrictions for 951 means there will be no further pressure for immediate'enac'- n^R t.OTTO.V on Cage 12 County Election Board Certifies Record Vote lion £ eitl " CC " 10n «;""-'T*i«d.y.« vole-by .he County Board of HeP - l.on Commissioners in Osceola yesterday altered final totals somewhat but did not change the outcome of any o , the races or Issue, on he ballots In the general and municipal election. A total of 11.842 valid votes i U.S., Britain, Franc* Seek Meant to Halts Spread of Conflict By TOM OOHII.TREE LAKK SUCCESS, Nov. 10. (AP)—Tlie United Slates is expected to call on the U. N. Security Council today to move "as rapidly as it' can" :o prevent. Chinese Communist intervention in Korea Iron spreading the conflict. With the backing of Britain and Prance, the American delegalioi will ask lhe Council lo go ahead with its discussion of the.Kaerai case without writing for the arrival of Chinese Communist rep resentatives. Russia already has served notice she will fight all consideration o the question until the Chinese Reds have been brought before Ihe Council and given a chance to answer the charges .made against them bj Gen. MacArlhur. U.N. commaiidei In Korea, and the American dele gallon. Wrangle l.nnms Today's Council meeting originally was called to consider the Palestine case. Addition of the Korean question Is expected to set the stage for a lengthy argument over thc agenda. Such a wrangle could pie vent the Council from coming lo allcrn*'"' 1 "^ Korea " lssuc "''' The United Stales will try to prevent such a development -Portei McKcevcr. spokesman for the American delegation, told reporters las night the Council "must move ahead" and not allow the C' '-lese Communists to so time their arrival al Lake Success a.s to Impede the Council's work. Fie added' "The clear duly of the Council !• lo do everything It can as rapidly as It can to prevent the conflict in Korea (rom spreading." S Points Mentioned Informants said Brilaln France and Ecuador had joined the States in sponsorship of'a' l resolution to be put before' Council. Tlie proposal was uu,, CT stood to include these main polntr 1. A demand -for withdrawal of alien forces- Chinese Communists- fighting beside the North Koreai Reds. 2. A call on all nations lo refrain from helping the North Koreans. 3. A request for the United Nations' Korean Committee to consider urgently all questions connected with the North Korean frontier Weother Arkansas Forceasl: Pair'snd continued cold this afternoon and. to- CUAft AND COTK » night. Temperatures 16-18 extreme northwest.lo 24-28 extreme southeast portion tonight. Saturday fair and n little warmer in afternoon Missouri Forecast: Pair tonight »nd Saturday, except increasing cloudiness northwest Saturday afternoon, colder extreme southeast ind extreme east central, low tonight 20-25; warmer Saturday; high 46 north lo 50 south. ^Winlmum this morning—28. JEiaximum yesterday—42. Sunset today—4:58. Sunrise tomorrow— 6:39. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.07. : Total since Jan. 1—56.31. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—35. Normal mean temperature for November—50.2. . This Date iJut' Year Minimum this morning -49. Maximum, yesterday—77. Precipitation Jan. t to this date —40.37. i . State-Wide Vote Sets a Record 55,000 More Ballots Cast Than in Any Other General Election LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 10 (AP) _ Some 55.000 more votes were cast m Tuesdays election than ever before were cast In a general election ip the state. A total of 304.787 votes had been reached on the prohibition Issue with 2« of thc state's 2.262 precincts still unreponcd. Most of the missing precincts arc small and apparently outcome of no contest raild be changed. No olher contest attracted a lota] vote equal to that on prohibition. Until this year the largest vote evei ironed in a general election was -43J01 in 1948. The record for any election i., 327559. set in the first Democratic primary last July. Lralcst unofficial vote tabulations follow: Stock law—2,022 precincts: tor 108.410, against 133.119. ' >a». 1 ""2,rnV;S 1 . p ' ectacli: ror School Finance 2.020 precincts: for 111.880. against 181,873. Pour-year terms—1,90 precincts: (or 110.647. against 115.960. Governor—1.985 precincts- Governor McMath (Dl 232.237; Jefferson W. Speck (R) 42.823. Treasurer — 1.888 precincts: J. Vance Clayton (D) 226,163; Mrs. Frank McGillicuddy ,R) 25,334. New~York Sticks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: bv er ;hi nC "' ding l] "" ots "disqualified by the commissioners for various reasons, the tola] number of Mi"! sissippi countiaiis who went to the Polls remained over lhc 12.00C mark —R record vote in tills county. nf T f h J S I"".' 6 . was llear 'y two-thirds of the total possible electorate, as more han 18.000 poll lax receipt,, were Issued lhi s year. The commissioners challenged .H"" ^ b .t e ?. Ue " U ^ «*«?1 U> certify n h eclta, Un , 1 , S h rr01 ," °" e box in con - ro,. n 1,? _,." ^ us "ce of the peace fate After disqualifying votes cast n the Victoria box for Ed Tea ford, and^tv " llifiCti Ricllard T 110 ™' and C. w. Hoover as justices of the peace for Fletcher Township, which also included the Luxora city and township precincts, , Wrllc-ln Volrx Klilcrl (Mil w Mr -, Tcarort1 ' I'* board explained, as lhe Democratic nominee for justice of the peace but failed to pay his filing fee in u mc to have his name printed on the ballot He received, however, | 83 write-in votes m Victoria precinct, and Mr. Hoover received three. The 133 write-in votes for Mr. Teaford. were exam- med by thc board, which said it was of tlie opinion that these ballots were prepared in one or two diffcr- S« ELECTION on PaRC 12 Baptists Warn Groups to Stay Out of Debt LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 10. </j>,_Th Arkansas Baptist Convention toda warned Us various institutions t stay within revenues and remai out of debt. tlons. officials said directed at the action was - a Bapttsl College. Arkadelphia. which reported a S25.000 deficit to the convention. An amendment to the constitution was offered which would require nil of the Institutions—two colleges, hospital, orphanage and book stores—to report to the financial committee every three months. However, on recommendation of Ihe Rev. w. R. Vestal. Searcy the convention decided to study the amendment for a year. —Coin-tor News I'holo UH'i'Y FOK THK jiAVOK-violn Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Myers. 1W4 \V. cherry, is shown pinning a poppy on Mayor Doyle Henderson prior to the American Legion Auxiliary's an" oay thivc - Annual Poppy Sales to Honor Nation's War Dead Tomorrow niytheville will honor the dead soldiers of two world wars again tomorrow when 15 ninth-grade school girls are to assist, the American Legion Auxiliary in its annual Armistice Day sale of poppies. The popiiies. to be sold for 10 cents and up on choice of the buyer, are made by America's hospitalized war veteran!). Proceeds arc to go lor their benefit. In addition to the sirls' sales, popples can be procured at, five booths which will be set up in front of the Fanner's Bank, J. C. Penney store, the l-'irst National Bank, (lie postofficc. Mays store, nnd one Negro bnoili to be erected (m Ash'SlreeL. Harrison High School teachers will be In charge of the Ash Street booth. Mrs. Jess nusscll and Mrs. H. U Hulsell. Si-,, arc chairmen of the drive. Industry May Feel Impact Of Rearmament by Spring WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. Secretary or Commerce Sawyer rorecRJSttng- that the full impact, ot rearmament will hit industry Soybeans High Nov 280'j •Jan 2831- M *r 285 May 286 IvOW 273 270 27!) 280 U 1:30 278 281 Fire, Swept by 50 MPH Gale Threatens San Bernardino Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler .. .[ .," Coca Cola ........ 3cn Motors '.'.'.'.'.'. lilt Harvester Montgomery Ward N Y Central J C Penney ...... Sears Radio Senublic steel jocony Vacuum Standard of N J 151 1-8 66 3-4 36 1-8 41 5-8 75 1-8 124 1-1 52 I-2 31 3-8 63 1-2 17 68 3-4 53 17 3-8 42 3-4 24 1-8 W 1-4 SAN BERNARDINO. Calif.. Nov. 10. (AP)—Hundreds lied their homes in the darkness today as a fire swept by 50-mllc-an-hour winds threatened much of the city's norlh- ern residential sector. Firemen said It was almost out after a six-hour fight. At one point, police reported hundreds of homes burning, while pajama clad residents—many of them women and children-played garden hoses on roofs. But a.s dawn came, only one home on a hilltop appeared a complete loss. A half- dozen others were badly damaged and spol burns and charred paint, showed on many more. A two-mile strip several blocks wide In places, but largely brush- land near the foothills, was blackened. The tire department reported 14 men injured a.s a result of the James and lhc hliih winds. Most of them suffered facial cuts nnd eye! injuries (rom flying debris and cln-1 ders. None of thr injuries was described as serious. Taint Blaslerl Off , So fierce was the wind that the paint was blasted off one US Forest Service truck. Police estimated that nearly 300 persons were evacuated from the region and given refuge In a school Most of them had time to don street clothes, although a tew could be seen in bathrobes. The winds swept stinging sands In the faces of some 300 fire fighters and carried embers for over a mile. At one point, the fire Jumped All bloclt ' s ' scltin e » roof afire. ±^±5^^""^ hl '" : line. into SE " 0r Ho u ° m " p " wcr line down by th« near gale. Annual Meeting Set For Osceola; New Officers to Be Picked _ The annual meeting of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau will )e held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Court House at Osceola, it was an- lounced today by Harold p. Ohlcn- dorf of Osceola, president. Election of new officers- will he one of thc main Items on thc business session agenda. Members attending the meeting so will hear reports of progress i agricultural legislation, membership and finance, alfalfa 'research and Farm Bureau Insurance Resolutions fnr presentation al slale and tmionai n'arm Bureau convenlions will he discussed and m.sscd on at. the county mccllnn rncse resolutions were drafted by he Farm Bureau's Resolution's day nighl. spring or summer," said today lhe government has dropped the Idea of controlling production by voluntary means. The National Production Author- .ity (NPA). Sawyer told a news conference, will -rely chiefly on mandatory orders because voluntary Industry-wide compacts '"Just 'won't Wbl'k.'- -H* "'--*• • ' ', The Secretary gave assurance however, that NPA will try not lo curtail civilian goods output so rapidly as to cause temporary'"'Idleness and slack 'business before military buying !,[(,, |(j, sii-itie. s nwyer also reported: I. The steel Industry may "substantially increase" Its plant expansion program above the 9500000 1952 " lready ass "™ d b >' the end of 2. He expects the expansion t( continue at the .same rate adei 1052, thereby bringing stcel-maklnf capacity to about 120,000,000 Ions n year, by the end of 1054. .1. lie Is 'confident that loonilm: '' s City's Other Police Cor Out Of Operation Blytheville Police this mnrnlni; lost^ thc services of their second patrol car in Ihree weeks due to a traffic accident and today were |)a- Irolling lhe city in their panel . Iron or., and ore boats will be overcome All tlo C n V " Bl ^ ex|1illldi "8 steel pro'duc- Blytheville Boys, Missing 2 Days, Return to Homes Two teen who have widespread -aged Blytheville boyi been the object of j widespread search by Ellythejill police since Tuesday, are hack at their studies today. Ed Arlen Air Attacks Continue As Two U.S. Units Link I?™ J -°- (AP)-' 11 * Allio, roiled a steel hand l )? r «" 8 . n " rr °w w «"»l tocliiy with UK linkup ' , Jonlon ^Ported .the linkup sl of Tokcl.on. in north -central Korea It ame ns Chinese Communists just ,,oi-lli of the ManchuHan Tibet Reported To Be Seeking Help of U. N. NKW DELHI. India, Nov. 10. M'l— Tibet today was reliably reported 10 have appealed lo the United Nnllrm.s for afd ami iiilervcntlini against the invading Chinese Communist*. Reliable sources here, who refused to be Ideiillficd by name, said the appeal had been "made directly lo the U.N. (No word of the Tibetan appeal had been reported from u. N. headquarters in Lake Success early lo- day.l ' The report received here said tlie Tibetan appe.il wu , ,,,.,,i e on Nov g 11 was not Indii-alcd through what channel the appeal WHS made from the remote Himalayan land. The Indian Joici«n ministry suld it had not received any direct report from the government of Tibet's 16-year-old ruler, the Dalai Laina of such an appeal. The forelK'i ministry said also they had heard al nn change In the military situation .since the message received yesterday from India's representative In Lhasa, lhe Tibetan capllal, which said the Chinese Red force that had captured Cham-*' do — on the Himalayan country's eastern border—was marching southward. • Hearing on Gas Permit Begins; PSC Heari Ark-Mo Application to Serve Two-State Territory The Arkansas Public Service Commission In tattle Hock today opened a hearing on Arkau.sas- Mlssourl Power Company'., application for a certificate of convenience ind necessity ( 0 permit inslallatlon of a natural gas system In ID Northeast Arkansas towns and cities. week. It set lhe total this - of investment in the tram- mission and distribution system |, v c end of Its fifth year of oricra- I'on at s:i.l2-I.OOO. T),|, rimire Included operations In both Arkansas and Missouri. total of 41,600.000 I* to be invested In Arkansas operations by he end of the fifth year. Total estimated gns sales by the end ot lhe mill year will be l.SOO.OOfl.OOl) cubic feet, according lo the amended application. • Sffs OperaIIrig Dale . nie amendment also Included the company's proposed method nf f|- I nanclnpj the gas syslem's conslruc- lion program and .set the date of operation of th c .systems In the Oilier Chinese Red forces already ni Korea, estimated at about 80000 were withdrawing Inlo far North Korea's wooded mountain fastness "owc'r c °" s(a " ttashi »B »S' Allied air Kusshin Tanks Hit u. S. planes hit Icn Russian-built tanks and lied transports southeast "I thc border. American F-80 jet f! B htcr-l»mb- ci.s slnick heavily at a major crossing polnt-a rail-highway bridge spanning the Valu at bomb-rubbled 4>ln«i;ii In extreme Northeast Korea the U. S. Pirn, Air porce-reported a direct hit on the bridge with * 1.000-pomid general inn-pose bomb. No mention was made of any hits on a newer railway bridge across the Yah. at Sinuiju. Both spans were .targets In Wednesday's massive B-23 raid that virtually wiped out Sinuiju. u, s. Navy carrier planes made a follow-np attack on the two bridges Thursday and reported direct hits. No Bed fighter plane opposition was reported B i Sinniju. but American B-29,1 were attacked ten mlle« lo the northeast i n a rn[n on ulj| on .he south liank of thc Yalu. • •Rumtwr* Mrr-( Opposition MacArtliiir's spokesman said dm big bombers mc t fi! ,|,, cr opposition and "violent" anti-aircraft fire But he had no report on whether any of the B-aS's—a Illght of 12— were knocked down. Nor did he say whether the Red fighters were Jets. •- Uiju, described <w '»• command' post and supply center, was hit with 9« tons of bombs. Also hli by lhe supcrforls' <va.i Choilfrjtn. east' coast city M air miles southwest of the Soviet Siberian border. The spokesman said Red ffghler ' planes straffed U.N. troops six and' a half miles west of Kunu. near th« Chongchon bridgehead In North-"" •".lls Kn ' C *' " C ' m<l "° further d «- Russiai;-made jel jiiimfs In reU- : " lively small numbers have' been" harrnsslng allied forces for several week s . MacAilhui-'si spokesman said r i may mere nre no ''kiiciwn bases jct sN "'xc K ° rC " ca ""'" e of hancflini' wh| cj . might have be™ "rendered uselcts In the heavy B-29" raid Wednesday. China Air IWrr tlnccrlaln . Kstimates of total Chinese Communist air power, |,e added, are obscme-but U,,. best available U belween 200 and 300 military planes. He .said about two-thirds of those Thc spokesman obscWed that many Chinese pilots were trained Americans during lhe war and ne may now be flying lhe Reds' - s. Bui he added that the nationality of pilots participating in the Korean War had not been estah llshcd. : A variety of markings have been noted on the Rat fighters - both the Russian-built MIO-15 Jets and Yak - n propcllor-rlrircn fighters. Red squares arc on .some and red stars with white background on others. Some bear no markings Until they entered the war Allied mastery of the skies wn < V i r i ual ,y unchallenged. Christmas Seals Drive Is Slated Hhodr.s' youth. Parents of the i sons hail been missing since TIICS-; day n!i!hr.. Police Immediately! iJxinched a search for thc youths! and >iro:td,;asl descriptions o! lhe' boys over a slate-wide police net-! work. i However, [he boy.s returned home la.st night, unharmed. Parents of the youths, today ex- Chief of Police John Foster ,,uot- i ".T"' '!"* ^"^ lo tllc »»«<*• 1 Officer Fto5.s as saying tile sun I rft(l " > -^"tion KLCN and the Courier apparently blinded drivers of both N ' cv '"' i Ior misting in the search for VChlrlr.s ranefiiCT H\a i*>*.; r l,i,tr 'T-i,- I IhC bo.VS. of Kentucky and Second Streets this morning. Ttir patrol car driven by Officer Berl Row. cnl!id> c ] viilh a pickup truck owned bv Hays' Slore and driven by A. T'dlanki Hnys. Both the patrol ear. a 1!)-I8 model Pontlac, and lhe truck were damaged heavily. Mr. Hays suffered a cut lip and Officer Ross a bruised last mjrhl after a hurried trip to .nave bfcn made, company official. ! to visit relatives of the:- sai<l - flans for a "permanent" fl-! Fnr iKXnn^l^ juandng program will be completed i *VlOnaay i youtlis report- r horlly arlcr lhc construction pro- seta v thai ih.lr' 1 '™" 1 'f""- ' ! Ark-Mo officials said the ceitili-l r.ite It seeks from the PRC Is n,-r.es- f sary lo oblatn a cninmilnirnt for a K.1S .supply from cither Texas KaM- crn Transmission Corp. or Missis- : vehicles, causing the accident. 'Hie j police car was travelling north and the truck was headed east. Two weeks ago the police lo.sl the! services o[ another patrol ear when) It overlurned on West Highway |gj while pursuing a drunken driver, it Is expected to be back In service : this weekend, however. I h. i f\ IN. U. .Ncrrlrrl for Cas Allnrnlfon nils certlflcale also is needed | O permit lhc company to continue Us hntervenilon In an application by I'cxas Eastern before lhe Federal Power Commission. If R.-IS is obtained from Mississippi River Fuel Co the certificate Is needed before an allotment of that company's siinplv tan be obtained. Knur Ark-Mo , officials were in Little Rock (or the hearing They arr James Hill. Jr.. president- Solicitation of city business housrs in Die anmi.il Chri'stmi-.s Seal drive will Ix-i-in Monday. Mrs. w. J. Pollard, chairman, said May. Mrs. ««eli Whitt.sll j.s co-chairman. A meeting will >, c heW .it Ihe f''ir.st Methodist Church Sunday afternoon lor instruction of volunteer workers (rorn Blytheville i.-hurches and civic organization* who are to participate in the drive. Tlie meeting will be followed by a "coffee-hour." Mrs. Pollard .said. This part of the drive i.s conducted one week prior lo thc date Ior mailing out Christmas Seals. F/e Resident Finds Mailing Letter Has Its Problems ST. LOUIS. Nov, !). W-Henry I,. Smith. 76, Blytheville. Ark., t'ricd to mail n Idler lortay—and three . j May t July Oct . 4142 . 4106 . 4056 . .1666 4178 4141 4096 3687 lyjw 4158 4142 4I6. 1 ) 405S 3666 find 'a letter slot. So he turned a key. That set off a fire alarm. ' Police agreed there were no malicious intentions. No charges were Officer Fred Beckmann escorted him lo t mill box. Iiloi installations In Blytheville.! D °c. «169 Lcacliville. Manila. DMI. I.uxora ! Mar. O5ceota. Wilson. Monettc. Rector! May .ind Piegotl. A similar application I July Sre <J,IS on Paf-B li | Oct. 4120 4074 3685 York Cotton Open Hieh Low 1:30 .... 4I7L> I2CO 4168 4187 4150 4191 1150 11-9 .... -1112 4151 4111 4137 (070 4097 4066 40.10 3676 36.94 .167S 369.1 Much of Country Hit By Unseasonable Weother BV 'I lit A^SftfE:* l*rT t**-A» -. r^.n iif,,« _ ... _» iu -i . _. Winter's raw elements, cold sncw and strong winds, brought unseasonable wcalher for large parts of the com try loday. Temperatures-far below normal levels - dipped, to. winter season marks in many parts of the frosty ?, C u fro !" thc roc)tl « s '» the Ohio Valley and into central Texas and Arkansas. • They skiddcil to 18 b*low In Lar- a [rue. Wyo.. and below zero readings were reported In other parts ot Wyoming and sections of Colorado. Denver's early morning low was -6. Below freezing was general over lhe mid-continent area. The only mild weather reported by Federal Weather Bureau fore- filers was over the Southeast At- lanlic Coast States. Snow whipped across the upper greav lakes region »nd thert were snow showers south Missouri and central lo norlhern Six- ra muicis. .-MX and seven Inch falls were reported In parts of Minnesota and Michigan. Temperatures, were JO lo 25 degrees below normal over hiost ot the cold bflt Forecasters said the abnormal cold would continue over most of lhe ccnlrnl part of the nation for at least 24 hours. The cold air moderated as it moved eastward to the Atlantic seaboard.

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