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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWfiPAPTO <-,» vrm™,-.„-.„_..,„._ "^ * ^"-» W » fe.^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 292 Blythevtile D*Uy New Blythevlil* Courier BIythevUle Herald Mississippi valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Q> NORTHEAST AJUCAM8A» AND 8OUTHKA8T IDS5OOEI BJA'THEVILI.R. ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1949 [Bulgaria Sentences 5 Clerics as Spies; |4 Given Life Terms SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 8. (AP)—Communist Bulgaria Ineted out prison terms today to 15 Protestant churchmen l.ccused of spying aud black rmirketini?. Four of the clergy- Incn were sentenced to life imprisonment; the others received leniences of 1 to 18 years. I The ministers, called "squealing Idtle rats" by a government press l.eparlment paper, stood without l-utward emotion while the three ludges announced the sentences. l n hen all the defendants announced Ihey were satisfied with the fmd- |jigs and would not appeal. Vassil Zlapkov, 48, the leading llefcnciant, broke into tears again l.t the conclusion of the judge.5' lending. Weeping, he declared: "i am satisfied. I promise to work li-ilh all my strength to build the liew man bi myself and to help in I he construction of our socialbi- fepublic." Gels Three Sentences Ziapkov, a Congregationalist min- tr who is religious reprsentativB thy Protestant denominations, s sentenced to life, and in addi- lion got, terms of five years Tor lipreatiing false rumors and 15 years lor allegedly trying to incite against |iie government. Also sentenced to life were Yanko livanov, Methodist; Nikola Naumov, •Baptist, and Georgi Chernev. Pen- |;ecostal. The property of all four confiscated and their civil |righls were taken away. Four defendants were sentenced Ixi 18 years, three lo ten years, one |:o seven years and eight months, i to live years and two to a single |year. Angel Diven and Alexander •iahariev, who got the lightest •terms, were ordered released, since Iihey had been In prison several [months awaiting Irial. AH the ministers were accused ol Jspying for the United States and •Britain and of bliick market cur- Irency dealings. Ziapkov also was •accused of treason. All confessed •at length, some with tears. Some •begged for mercy and professed • conversion, to Communism, House Approves Claims Agency Bill Creates 3-Mon Commission to Settle Claims against State LITTLE ROCK, March 8. (If)— A new commission lo handle claims against, the state was approved by the House today. A bill creating a three-membar claims commission was parsed 63-0 and sent to the Senate.' H«p. E, W. Price of Whit* County saici the measure was worked out by the Arkansas Bar Association as the result of "considerable adverse publicity about the way claims against the state have been handled." Such claims now are considered by the Fiscal Control Board, made up of state constitutional officers. The bill, which was Introduced by Price and Rep. Clifton Wade of Washington County, provides that the governor appoint all three members. But it specifies that one must be selected from a list of three names to be submitted by the Arkansas Bar Association and one from a submnted by the Arkansas Bankers Association. The third member will be the governor's own choice. Gets Full Jurisdiction Tlie commission is given exclusive jurisdiction over all claims against the state except claims for personal injury to state employes. Those will b« handled by the Workmen's compensation Commission. Members of the commission would be allowed $30 a day for time actually spent on commission business, but not to exceed 25 days a year The jHouar passed and sent to 3 change _the *;dat* from March to a -April 15 to May 15. Also passed and sent to the Senate was administration bill designed to provide funds for employment of 15 or 20 liquor investigators for the State Revenue Department. The bill, iritroducted by Rep. Lou Chastaln of Sebastian county, levies a tax ol 25'ccnts a case on whiskey, .cordials,'liquors and specialties and 10 cents a case on sparkling and still wines which must be paid by the wholesaler and cannot be passed on to the retailer and consumer. The bill also specifies the percentage of makup which can be charged by wholesalers and retailers. Chastain said the bill would produce from J100.QOO to $125,000 year. Pension BIIU Okayed Legislative action on two Senate bills to aid old age pensioners was quickly completed. One gives the Welfare Department a supplemental appropriation of $1,000,000 to provide benefits to new applicants whose applications have been on Jile as long as six months. The other provides that in determining the amount of old age assistance grants income from personal labor of pensioners and amounts donated by relatives shall not be considered. Two bills which had previously proved highly controversial were approved by the representatives. On reconsideration, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill winch, permits the state Pharmacy Soard to revoke the license of a pharmacist upon a second conviction for drunkenness. The same bill was once defeated by the House. Liability Bill Passes An even more controversial proposal, an automobile owners financial responsibility bill, was passed and sent to the governor. A previous bill would have re- conmiisioner of the Arkansas Rev- ] cniircd revocation of license of any cm:e Department, that the returns ) Person who failed to satisfy a judg- ncnt growing out of an automobile accident. The House defeated that measure but a new bill was Introduced In the See HOUSE on Page U Arkansas Police Probe Results in Reassignment^ UTTLE ROCK. March 8. M>t- State Police Director Herman Lindsey today announced new assignments of officers In charge of three district's. He said Sgt. Damon Wilson, who Das been In charge of District Seven at Harrison, will take over supervi- NANKING, March lier Sun T"o, carryover from the Nat- llonalist regime oT retired Genera] - ll&simo Chaing Ka-Shek, qvnt today. resignation opened the way for la premier more acceptable to the I Communists i" peace talks to end I Chirm's civil war, Gen. Ho Ying-Chln, former min- I ister ol defense, emerged, immed- I lately as the most likely to succeed I Dr. Sun. The general, like Sun, is Ion the Communists' "war criminals" I list but Is regarded as far more. I acceptable to the reds. Olftcafl government circles Rave I Ho the naci as Acting President I LI Tsmig-Jen's probable choice. He I would be a compromise among var- I Jons Nationalist political factions I mid would be able to influence the I powerful Whampoa clique. (Wham- I poa Is the old Chinese military ac| ademy). Selection of Ho, R was pointed | not, would weaken the control over the cabinet by Chiang and other ultra -conservative elements of the Kuomlntang (government party). jfchlang's weight has been felt In government despite his retlre- [ ment since January 21 at his anccs- [ ti-f\l home In Fenghwa. Ho fs said to be closer to Acting j President than to Chiang. He and the generalissmo have had an uneasy truce In recent years. State Income Tax Returns Due on Or Before May 15 Persons required to pay a state income tax were reminded today by H. E. Neblelt of Blylheville, deputy for 1948 must be filed and paid before May 15, or within four and one-half months of the closing of a business concern's fiscal year. All residents, and non-residents, too. who own properly or do busi- nes in Arkansas, are required to file income tax returns if a single person has an income of $2,500 or more Per year, or if a married person has an income of S3.500 or more. Children under 18 may be claimed as dependents if the age is given in claiming the exemption. Dependents over is may be claimed if they are mentally O i physically incapacitated. 'Hie exemption Is $400 per qual- fied dependent. The .state Income tax applies to every corporation, domestic or for- cif.n. doing business in Arkansas and re! urns mu s t be filed regardless of cams or losses shown for the year. Returns tlso must be. filed by each p:nlner in businesses operated as partnerships. t-'ew York Cotton Opcn Hich law Close Mar 3244 3251 3343 3243 * l!> y 3227 3231 3220 3XS Jl "y 3'17 3119 3108 3109 c ' -"fll'J 3fS! -815 28!3 !**>• 379S 2VB9 27W 37M District Smith, He reol Grlgsby, who --- was suspended by ijinosey i H st. week as the result of nn "Intensive Investigation" of state Police operations In the Port Smith district. Lindsey also announced that Sgt. w. T. Boiling, who has been in charge of District Six at Forrest Oky, has been shifted to Harrison and that Trooper Floyd Short has oeen made aclir.g sergeant charge O ( District Six, Senate Approves 2 Per Cent Use Tax by One Vote Upper Chamber Also Okays Bond Elections For School Districts LITTLE ROCK. March 8-</r/-_ A much-amended two per cent use tax squeezed through the Arkansas Senate tody with only one vote to spare. The bill, which now goes to the governor, received 19 votes. Eighteen are required for passage. Eight Senators opposed the measure. Sen. Orville Cheney of Calico Rock, who called up the bill, said It had been amended to exempt "almost everything but a few mall order sales and Grandma's unmentionables." He estimated that it's total yield would be about $200 000 annunlly. Specifically exempted from lax are materials purchased out of Arkansas anil brought into the state to be used in repairing or construction of other equipment. This change was sought particularly by railroads which maintain expansive repair shops In Arkansas. Earlier, the Senate took steps lo authorize the holding of special bond elections by school districts of the state. Only yesterday, the stale supreme court held that such elections were not permissible under the provisions of Amendment No. .10 adopted last November. The courts opinion served to invalidate a $50,000 bond issue voted four monltis ago by the Dewltt Special School District of Arkansas ajid Jefferson Counties. Validates Elections A bill introduced shortly after the court rendered its decision passed the Senate today without de- bute, u declares the "Legislative finding and intent" to be that the amendment does not deprive school district,'; of the right to hold special elections. The bill also provides that it shall be retroactive to Nov. 2,1948, thus validating anv special elections held since that lime. The Senate voted twice during the morning on a bill to facilitate suits against members of the State Police Department and other state officers. The first time the bill failed 12-11. on reconsideration an hour later it passed 23-9. The bill, which now goes to the governor, provides that a person "Wio'.suffers damages as the result' of action by a state officer, may sue In the county in which that person lives. At present, such suits can be filed only in Pulaski County. HoMc-Sfnate Fifht Looms It's probably j good thin: Odom Sets Light Plane Record Bill Odom. who set a new distance innrk'for llght'pla*nes today when he landed at the Teterboro, N. J.. airport. Is show:, here at the be 8 t,ming of his flight at John norigcM Field in Honolulu as he waves a cheery salute to well-wishers before taking off In his slnglc-engine Bcechoratt plane. (AP Wlrepholo.) Mississippi County Farm Bureau Membership Tops in State for '49 Mississippi county with a farm bureau membership of 39M In the Arkansas legislature is going to ad° i Conner "E " M* HoH "nTa-ml'tv S&jgjS^s^.ix&SZ some members of the Senate flared Arkimsiis Farm Bureau Federation has topped all other counties In the state In membership, it was disclosed today by Waldo Frasler or Mttlc Rock, executive secretary for the state or«.wl7.atlon. ~~ -+ H. P. Ohleiulorf of Osceoln In president of Die Mississippi County Pnrm nureaii. and Godfrey While, also of O.sccoln. Is secretary of the comity burenu. The comity organization recently completed n membership drive In which the quota was 3,500 members. Crltlenden County ranta second In the state membership with 3.B38, and Arkansas County is third. More than 33,000 farmers In the state have enrolled-In the Arkansas Fnvm Bureau, Federation' * for "1040, Mr. Frasler said. *' "This Is 2.000 more members thnn were enrolled In the orgnnlzallon last year, and the membership drive has been going on for only six Man Found Dead In Pool of Wafer Drowning, Heart , 'Attack Believed Charles (Red") Johnson of Purty and EiRht, about 50, was found dead In a pool of water and rnmi ncnr tllc ertsc 0/ the road °n Miis- P ' up late yesterday as the upper SM SENATE on Page ]; North Atlantic Defense Pact Nearly Written LONDON, March 8. W/—Diplomatic writers published last night what they said were details of the proposed North Atlantic defense pact. They said tlie treaty would be signed in Washington before the end of March. Representatives of the powers negotiating the pact met with US Secretary of State Dean Achcson in Washington yesterday and said afterward they were almost finished with the task of writing th- treaty. The alliance Is a 20-year pledgs that all signers will resist witn mililary lorce an armed attack on any signer, said Frederick Kuh. London correspondent of the Chicago Sun-Times. Kuh said the dratt recognizes, however, that only Congress can commit the U.S. to par by staling •this treaty shall be ratified by each of the parties in ac<ordancc with their constitutional p.-ocesscs." W. N. Ewer, diplomatic writer for the Louden Dally Herald, organ of Britain's ruling Labo- Parly, listed three points he said were in the treaty: 1. Immediate help lo any member in case- of attack. 2. Mutual aid in tie preparation of defense. 3. Consultation if li'ere seems any danger of attack. Johnson apparently hart been dead eight or ten hours when his body was found. Mr. Holt said. He expressed (lie belief that his death wns caused from drowning, possibly couplet) n-Uh a heart attack. He wns lying face down in the mud when his body w.v found about 8 a.m. lortay by M. I,. Barber and W. A. Robinson, who were search- weeks," he declared. Thirty-two county farm bureaus have reached or exceeded their 1940 membership quoins, and 'J3 j mnre of the county organl/atlons lack less than 100 members before securing their goals. The state farm bureau quota for low Is 40,000 members, and farm burenu hopes to have the state goal reached by the end of March, thnt more farmers Frnsler said. Fr.islcr stated have ben signed up In farm foment! in the short time of the membership drive this year Diaii ever before. "There Is no doubt but thnl went from his home near Huffman to find him. According to Mr. Holt, Mr. Barber had seen Johnson lying at the edge of the road yesterday afternoon, apparently asleep. Funeral arranficmrnUi are In- ing for Johnson. Johnson, who was employed by i wc vl " oasll y reach our state quoin Mr. Barber lo pull cotion, had not' (or " lis vctir '" he predicted, reported lor work, and his employer Statehood for Alaska, Hawaii Gets Approval WASHINGTON, March 8. tlfi— The House Public Lands Committee today approved statehood for Hawaii and Alaska. One committee member voted against each of Ihe two bills Rep. Morris (D-Ofcla) cast the dissenting vote on the HawaUnn statehood bill by Delegate Farrington iR-Hawail). Morris told the committee lie had rein controls 15 I serious misgivings about this nn- cleared to the [ (ion's reaching out and embracing non-contiguous.areas as stales. He complete. The body Is at the Holt Funeral Home nnd the services probably will be conducted Thursday. Bill to Extend Rent Control Goes to House WASHINGTON. March 8. <H more month* House door today. Home EC Pupils Hold County-wide Meeting in Luxora The Rules Committee, which decides what bills are to be taken up okayed It. Deljalo probably wtl! begin Thursday. A vote Is likely Friday. But the future of rent control? now due to expire at the end of this month, still Is clouded with doubt. The Senate situation raises a question whether nny action can be taken there by March 31. And some House Republicans arc talking of only a 90-day continuation of the rent ceilings. said he Is still studying the question nnd would be most pleased If he can "satisfy my conscience" and vote for the bill In the House. Soybeans TWELVE PAGES Missco Sheriff Appointed on Honorary Board Governor McMath Names Berryman on Police Commission Sheriff WllllBiii Bcirymnn o Mtsslpiil County yesterday wu appointed by Oov. Sidney McMatl In Utllo HBI* m o moniker of (In Arkansas Rtnto Poll™ Commission Ihe appointment WIIH among those lo bu sent to the Semile f ( , confirmation ot membership on the police commission, lUo Arkan.-m Highway Commission and n ne agency, the Sluto Tux Commission The Senate yesterday nclecl 01 the nppolntini'nl.s of the n-inembe: lilghwny commission and It was nn nomiccd Hint, J. H. Grain of Wilson tmmnscr for Leo Wilson Company liud been designated as vice chairman. J. H. Lambert of Helena Is chiiirumn. As a member of tho slx-nuu board, .Sheriff llerrytmin will ii.xsls In shaping (lie policies of the Ktak Police Department which o|wir.te,s patrols on "highway throughout tin stnto and works with county am city Inw enforcement officers "where asslstnnce Is Invited." by the lorn agencies Sheriff Berryman WHS Ihc on] sheriff to be selected by the gov ernor tor membership on the Male commission, which Is an honorar board. Tax Cunimlulan Appointed ServliiR with Sheriff Ucrrymin of rsiylhovllle, who is serving hi second term HS the county's chic Inw enforcement officer and ex offlcio tn.v collector, will be IJnyne Ilunnlciitt of Scarcy. Lex Moore o Harrison, George Steel of Nashvill mid IJII1 m-ockliiKtoii of Conwny. A member to represent the Slxtl Consri'sslonnl District In Westeri Arkunsn.s had not been named. Named by Governor McMnlh tr serve on tho new tax coimnlsslm were C. P. Newton o! Uttle Itock who served on the board before tlv agency was made part of the Pulilii Service Commission through a mcr ger of tho work of tho tax nut utility departments of the stntt government; Ernie Wright o Mountain Home ami Frank Mllwci of Drinkley. Eugene Mitchell of Little Rucl Is to become' executive dlrccte of the tux, commission which lia been given new powers to work with county assessors in nn effort to pro vide more nearly uniform assess menls on'n sliUe-wldc busts, Tiro Appointee* ItrjrcleA The Arkansn* Senate acting on McMnllYs highway commtssloi apiwolntments rejected two of the 12 appointees. 'I'hesc were R. K Rortgers of Port Smith, for Highway District 1. and Stanley Mo- Nulty of Pine Dluff for District 2 Governor McMnth then sent the names of Roy Martin of port Smltl and R. S. AUhelmcr lo the Sennte and these two wer confirmed. Other members of the highway commission arc Charles Ailams o H u g h c s. District Lawrence Mar. . IP.O.B. Chlcajri.) Open High Low Close 223'i 2.'4", 2221', 223-223'.i 218% 213% 217V. 21Vi-'/i 23-t'i 23 5 >A 232',i 234',', Income Tax Refunds Hit 2,000,000 Per Week Clip; Average $50 Each WASHINGTON. March 8. (/[>)— Refunds tor overpayment of 1948 income taxes already have hit a 2.000.MO-a-weck clip. They're averaging about S50 each. | It's a record for speed, officials said today, pointing out that the LUXORA. Ark., Mar. 8 — More I deadline for filing 1918 Income tax than 200 members of the Miwtsslp- pl County Federation of Home Eco- rclurns Is still a week off. The hot prospect for a refund— *,„,„• , . , --- .,,,.. j/iwijjt^ij iuj n it.iuna — - nomics were in sesson here today i four out of five taxpayers are Ilkc- " 8Ct ll "™-""l"ccd the early *m ___ n- . . • . - J "w to* mf r pnag meeting. °°' •ee at Fort Mlss Prances Bailer, state super- Sgt. Clyde vl - v>r ot home econonlc clubs, and Miss Ella Drew, dlsldct supervisor, were special pie.sts. ?he Home Economics Club of the Luxora Kigli School, wns host to be group. Mis.i Chr'stlne Calvert Is sponsor for th» club here. Officers were !o >e elected for he county group during the afternoon. As a program .'eature, representatives of each <f the schools In presented .skih. .sty!! shows and j other «v«nU during fee meeting. Iy return-filing that made such early refunding possible. Officials don't know exactly how many of the 55,000,000 return-makers filed early, it's estimated, however, that some 10.000,000 already have drawn around $500,000,000 in refunds. Some officials guess that perhaps 40,000,000 taxpayers will end up with refunds amounting to something like »2,000.000,000, biggest reverse tax-money flow of the kind In history. refunds in cases where the returns show on their face that taxes collected via withholding from pay exceed the tolal amount of tax due in 1948. Cases of complicated tax questions aren't counted. Chief reason for the record Mow of refunds is that when the Income tax cut was voted last spring. It was made retroactive to the start of 1948, but withholding rates weren't reduced into line until after last May 1. A factor of almost equal Iinjxjr- tancc Is the considerable number of persons who took seasonal Jobs, changed Jobs .vlth an Interval between, or got a temporary layoff from work during 1948 for one reason or another. Less important, explanations of the refund outpouring are the 1048 act's lowering of tax percentages, added exemptions for persons over 65 or blind, and the provision that married couples may split Income for lax rates In order to get Into Th!5« figurei relate «trictly to i lower Ux-p«rcenta«e bracket*. Honcycnlt of Nhshvlllc. District 3 Truman Baker of Searcy, District 5: William Humphries of Utllt- Heck, District. 6; A. n. Mason nl Cnmdcn, District 1 Olen: Fullcrtor of MnrrtUnii. District B; Oval Fabus of HunUvIIIe. District I); ant' Fred Carter of Lake Clly, Dlslrlct 10. The highway commissioners al nrc new members. They will hold Ilielr first ineetlriK In r.HIle Rock Friday to receive bids on construction projects Involving work to cost nbnlil $2,.500.000. Governor McMath today nnmed five men to serve o;i the Arkansas State Penitentiary board. They arc: B. J. Suflrlrlfje of Per- ryvllle. W, I,. Fulmcr of Hcxmcvllle. E. ?. Burton of Marked Tiee. J. A Ncavllle of Grlfntlivllle, nnd John P. Keel of Nev/porL. He designated Neuville, who Is the only member rcapjwlntccl, ,is chairman. McMath also sent to the Senate lor confirmation the Appointment of Clyde Thomas of Gillhnm as a member of the board of Trustees of Magnolia A. and M. College. Draws $25 Fine D. E. Russell was linod i!5 and CCMI.S in Municipal Court this morn- Ing on n charge ol driving while under the influence of liquor. Weathei Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy, scatlercd showers tonight and early Wednesday, and In extreme west this afternoon. Colder Wednesday and in west and north portions tonight. Missouri forecast: Cloudy I his afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with occasional showers, occasionally mixed with snow in northwest. Much colder throughout stale Wednesday. LOW tonight, 35-40 southeast portion; high Wednesday. 4043 southeast. Minimum this mornliiK—31. Maximum yesterday—52. Sunset today—6:02 Sunrise today— 6:10. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—12.52. Mean temperature (midway between high and I 0 \v)—41 .S. Normal mean for Afareh—51.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—58. rveclpilallon Jan. 1 lo this date— 13.63. SINGLE COPIES KIVI! CENTS . Non-Stop Distance Record for Small Plane Set by Odom ° Gets State Post N. J., March 8. (AP)-Bi<r Bill Hhortly «"«• n£n today record for light plancsf Tlie Sheriff William lltrrym.n Manila Seeking 2nd Class Rating Voters Hold Special Election to Gain New Municipal Status Voters In Manila went to tin polls today In n spcclnl election t< decide whether tho town's status will be changed trom that of, nn incorporated town lo second cluss. a city of .the Mayor I. D. Shcdd of Manila snM that volluB was light In the morn- hid and that apparently there Is little opposition to the proposa which would permit the city to Issue bonds' for a proposed 199,000 sewer system alict to make,other Improvement*! which cannot" be undertaken by Incorporated towns As n city of lite second class Munlln would huve three wards anc elect two aldermen from ench of the wards. As nn Incorporated town for nexl that tilt the council Is composed of five alilcrmcu elected at large. The ordinance designating tho wnrrt.i al- rciuly 1ms been passed nnd would become effective with the designation as u second class city. Mayor Shcdd said that a meeting has been scheduled for Monday nlRht, assuming proposal to advance tho city's rating will be approved. At this mcet- (HK It was Indicated tlic operation* of the revised city government would be explained. Cities of the second ctim have authority to create a city board of health, and also establish planning commission.'! which assist city officials In an advisory eapncltf. Plans for the first election an .. city of the second class also will bo di.sciis.sFd nl Ihc Monday night mecllni!, Iho innyor Indicated. The general city elections for cities of the first class nnd Incorporated towns are lo be held April 5. Tf the city Is not advanced to the second clnss, the election April 5 would be on the basis of the present sol-tip ns nn Incorporated town, It was explained. It the city's rat- Ing Is advanced, a special election would be necessary with the officials elected lo serve for one year only, until the regular elccllon year for cities of the second class. Plan lo Surface Streets Cities of the second class elect a mnyor. recorder and two aldermen from each wnrtl. The office of city attorney my be elective, or ap- polnlivc nnd the status of the mayor's court would not be changed. Citizens attending the meeting nexl Monday night will receive n report on progress which has been made on the slrcet improvement progrnm. Mayor Shcdd snlil that ibmil three miles of streets have been gravelled during the past IB nonths and that officials hope to llnancc a hlnck-top paving program on a pay-as-you-go basis. It would be necessary, he Indicated, to Issue municipal bonds o finance the sewer Improvement irosrr.m which has been proposed. Manila's present population has >een estimated nt about 2.200, vhlch compares with 1.254 In 1840 vlien the last official government census was made. New York Stocks (1:.15 P.M. Quofa(ions) . T ,fc T , H8 1-2 Am. Tobacco 083-8 Anaconda 32 1-4 Beth Steel 315-8 ;hrysler 54 'olm Deere ,. 34 1-4 Jen, Electric 371-8 Gen. Motors 59 1-8 nt. Harvester 241-4 lonlgomery Ward 55 1-3 .ockhced Co 19 1.4 toiial Distillers 17 i-a . C. Penney Co 453-4 iadlo 12 3-8 Icnubllc Steel 55 locony-Vacuum 16 landard Oil N, J c-8 5-8 ears Roebuck ,.. 37 28-year-old former World War n ferry pilot, already holder of tlie world-circling speed record, touched down his tiny monoplan. at this North jersey airport at 13:08 p. m . (EST), 38 hours and on* minute after leaving Honolulu. H was, odom'a second attempt P bring his jingle englned, 184. horsepower plane non-stop from Honolulu to Tclerboro, which h nboul four mile* west of New York City across the Hudson River Ho carried 288 gullons of gasoline, The exact mileage of the long (IIs nneo hop await* nn official check of lib Muled Instruments, but fi!»ht sponsors estimated H bclween 4m "Hi) 6,010. Odom Btrenked over the field ai 12.05 p. m., exactly 3d hours after taking off nt Honolulu He circled tho field, then cnm« In for a perfect landing. The lanky pilot taxied lili Be- echcraft Bonanza "Walktkl Beech' along the runway, stopping at i Hl.i plane was followed by an ambulance and two fire trucks. Crowd Sw.rni, Plane Himdord* of persons Immediate!! swarmed around the plans as Odom brought It to a Mop at 13:09 p m A bright mm shone through and there was a crisp north-to northeast breeze aa Odom swooped onto Odom hopped out of th« plan« nnd crouched on tho right wln» dns'J " nd * cll- *'" hln « hancj- Tho pilot, was hatlcss when h« emerged from tha piano's door but quickly put on tho grey hotnburg which he W re W hcn lift left Hono- Hid first comment, "I feel Jtisl like a business ma'n, coming home on an easy trip TK« only treble I had was OTer ttu Rocky Mountains, where r h«d sonj. bad weather. ;. "Once i i«t my tank go dry wW ], I was making a recording. hers Jn' the 'plane, and I fou dead, .rrhe plan* dropped-^,,,,. ,,, lvwln clquda and I had a 'hdluv* Urn, finding an opening again." f. Ortom was greeted by dlgnltartei from New York and New Jersey, Including aviation and public officials. Eddie Bngnn. New York iithlettti commissioner, was listed amoung tru official gwctcrs, representing Mayoi Williams O.Dsvyer of New York. Tlie red and silver plane wai surrounded quickly by tho milling throng of visitors at the field tfl see the flier complete his record- smashing flight. They almost obscured the plane. 3,600 Acres Near Barfield Change Hands Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Husband, 12W Went Hcnm Street, have acquired title to approximately 3.600 acres of farm end timber land north of Harllcld through an exchange ol about 640 acres in TJvalde County, Texan, In the Rio Grand Valley, No estimate was made concerning the value of either of the properties involved In the transaction but Dr. nnd Mrs. Husband assumed mortgage* against the Mississippi County land. Dr. Husband said today that approximately half of the property la in cultivation, and that the other half was tlmberland. A $40,000 mortgage to the Connecticut General Lite Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn., was assumed by Dr. Husband and also ft second deed of Trust issued to J. C. Ellis of Blytheville for $15,000. The property was acquired from Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wallace, who live near Barrield. Re-burial Services For Pfc. Northern To Be Held Friday Military rites for Pfc. Orba Northern, 50, will be conducted by the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, at the Elmwood Cemetery Friday. Religious services for the returned, serviceman will be conducted by the Rev. Leroy Henry nt the Cobb Funeral Chapel at 2 p.rn. The body of Private Northern, & veteran of both World War I and World War II, Is scheduled to arrive In Blylheville Thursday. He s killed during the Battle of Tunisia in North Africa. April 29. 1943. He had been overseas about six months. During the first World War he was overseas for 18 mouths. He was born In Providence, Ky., but came to Blytheville while * child. He farmed here during tne time he was not In service. He Is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ona BHrk of Steele. Mo., and Mrs. George Brown of Blytheville. The pallbearers will Include: Jaues Wagster, Marshall Blackard, Spencer Bunch, Herbert Mullins, Arh Llndsey, and Albert Holland*, worth. •,

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