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Sercedf &# f he 'Associated Press BLYTHEVILLE €OURIER NEWS ™ DOMINANT mtWBPAPtB OP NOnTRUBT AFIKANSA, *»n ,™™ ^.±L7' ' •"-* T » ^-^ VOL. XXVI—No. 242 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MS8001U. Blythevllie Dally News, --alley Le*d«r, J^VrMEyiU,B._A K KANSAS, Tl IU Rsn A Y, .1A NT A U V 0, IflljO HOME EDITION ^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^_ ~~ -^^^= :: = :: -^^:~.~--.-..--=_-7rr- •—— .~_'. . J1T-. "° rlv " OffitVITS) LAKE LEVEL HEARING DANGER MARK Former Editor of Ladies Home Journal Known for His Philanthropies. LAKE WALES, Pin.. Jan. 9. or, -Edward W. Bok, who came tu ths country' as an immigrant boy from the Netherlands and carver! out. for himself a distinguished position In public life as an editor author and philanthropist died at his estate here today. He was C8 years old. Mr. Bok became j!l shortly after his arrival here from Perion Pn four days ago. • As the, donor of the $100 000 prl?, for a plan by which the United States might cooperate with oilier nations In preserving world peace and the author of "The American-' "ft V" S 1 Edward Bok -" he "ecame oMh y i T'"- He retired ns edltor of the Ladies Home Journal in 1919 Folluwttl Own Advice In the well regulated life of evcrv man there should be three distinct periods, declared Edward Bok at the lime of his retirement as editor of the Ladies' Home Journal after a service, of 30 .years In that . position. The story of his own life •was remarkable for his adherence to the plan of living enunciated by him. which consisted of: First—the period of education Second-the period- of achievement. Third—the period of retirement as a community asset. His parents forced 'by financial reverses to eke out a meager livin^ Hi Brooklyn, N. Y.. young Bok was unable to attend the public'schools after he was 13 years old. He became an office boy for the Western Union. By dint of studious application^, night he managed to fit himself for the editorship of "The 1 . n .task-whfch " Latest Picture of Taft, Now 111 - , ' . :_-••';v~~*»r ^T i, . •• • •*"*» "114^11 he assumed at the age of"lo.- His period of education came to a close much sooner than in the case of the average college man of today. Bok's period of achievement dated from the time of his acceptance of the editorship of the "Ladies Home Journal," tendered him bv Cyrus H. K. Curtis, when he was but 25 years old. In 1894 Bok published "Th» Young Man In Business" and "The Young Man and the Church." These books were followed by "Success- ward" In 1895 and "Why I Believe In Poverty" in 1915. On September 22. 1919, the date of Bok's retirement as editor of the "Ladies' Home Journal," after accumulating a fortune, lie began the third period of his life, ostensibly the period of retirement, but as a matter of fact, a time filed to the brim with activities encom-' passing many lines of benevolent endeavor. "Retire from work while youn<- enough to enjoy life. Become a civic asset to the community," had been Bok's advice to many a successful business man. A mere enumeration of some of his philanthropic works would convince one of the benefits derived from self-applicalion of the advice Gave $100,000 Prize Foremost among the distinguished public services rendered by Bok was his donation of the peace prize of $100,000 to any American who could advance the "best practical plan by which the United States may cooperate with other nations to attain and preserve world peace." Another outstanding effort of the period of retirement was the publishing of "The Americanization of Edward Bok," an autobiography written a half century after his start to success as an immigrant boy from The Netherlands. The book, widely read, was acclaimed by university authorities the leading autobiography of his generation. Bok was born In Den Helder. Holland, October 9, 1863. His great grandfather was admiral of the Dutch navy; his grandfather, William Bok, chief justice of the supreme court; and his father, William J. H. Bok, one of the minis- Traces of his illness, which have caused his doc-tors to ordc r him to North Carolina for a rest, show In this latest picture of Chief Justice William Howard Taft. (nken when lie attended the funeral of his brother, Chartes P. Taft, at Cincinnati recently, with him is his daughter-in-law. Mrs. Robert Tart. The former president today Is only "•" shadow-of Ihc big, robust man who' occupied the White House ind of Competitive Building Goal of American Delegates to Parley. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (ff)—An American diplomatic mission extra-ordinary turned toward London today to make one more determined effort to end competitive building of navies. On January 21 they will assemble at the British capital with representatives of Great Brilain, France and Italy for a conference expected by the whole world to write a conspicuous chapter of one kind or another in international his- ory. Despite the far reaching possibilities which hover about their pilgrimage, no ceremonial leave :aklng heralded the departure of he official party today. President Hoover liad already bid his representatives good-bye on Tuesday at a White House breakfast, Secretary SHmson, head of the delegation, hart gone on before FORfOTUGS Approaching Dead Line Gives Sheriff's Office a Busy Time. With the expiration, of .t-he : -tlme limit for- purchase'-'of ahtom'obUe licenses for 1930. without penalty due to be reached at G p. m. Friday, unless an order extending the time is received, owners of cars were beseiging the'" offices of the sheriff in the county courthouse nnd the city clerk at the city hall today. More than 1,500 applications have been Issued from the office of thc sheriff here with large groups standing in line today 2nd an extra force of clerks "on duty attempting to care for the big rush. Sidney Craig, city clerk, reported this afternoon (hat between 225 nnd 250 city tags have been Issued until today. However, the number of car owners who have purchased city licenses arc very much in the minority compared with the total number. of automobile owners in New Yorker Would Order Public .Hearing' by Hoover's Commission. WASHINGTON, Jan. 0. M'I—Af- ter two days of Intensive discussion the law enforcement commission has adjourned Its first meeting since (ho recent controversy over prohibition began at ihc capital, and It was indicated (lint lhe statement which Ciinlrmnii Wlck- ersham expected lo be Issued would be forthcoming shortly. The commission will not meet again until February 5, although Us sub-cornmlltcf.'i ivlll collmie their work. Members have consistently declined to discuss the subjects which the commission took up. Chairman Wickersham said Ills statement would Include all work the com mission had done. A resolution to direct, the commission lo conduct public hearings was Introduced In the house of rcp- rescnlalivc today by Representative Black, Democrat, New York. The commission would be directed to jroceed with an InveslingUon or :hc "deslrcablllty or further effort to enforce the 18th amendment." SUUs Use Corn i Sugar WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (ff'i— Figures showing why lhe prohibition bureau hap been concerned with the growth of Illicit corn su- jar distilling were made public by Prohibilion Commissioner Donin, who said that of 3.864 stills seize;! in the northwest section of me country 3,430 were manufacturing alcohol from corn sugar. The alcohol manufactured by these plants, the commissioner said, was Just as good a product as that manufactured .by,; legally licensed dlsttller- [(*,'• and the plants, seized frequently were found lo have cost as much as $50,000. Doran expressed concern a week ago over the Immense Increase In Ihc production of corn sugar, which he said had Jumped from 152 billion pounds in 1922. lo 060 billion pounds In 1929. Take Negro for Murder of McEwen IS. Jan. 9. dVi_,\ IKS , IS ncciist-d by another negro of behw thi- sinyer of I'alroliiinn Walter Mchwun n-ns captured in pistol r»lm at Holly Springs, Ml.w., (o- day b> Sherllf E " " . i t_ ---- "uiiiui-i _ vil iUILUJlLULJ o have a few hours at his home . thc city, it is stated n New York before sailing. Those who will represent the United States at thc London con- erence are Henry L. Stimson, se . , - retary of state, Senator David A. ?eed of Pennsylvania and Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, Charles G. Dawes, ambassador to Great Brilain, Hugh s. Gibson Charles Francis Adams, secretary of the navy, and Dwlght W. Morrow. ters of court of William Will Provide Troops for Bank Robber's Hearing BOWLING GREEN, Ky.. Jan.' 9 OT—Guarded by national'guards- men. Elmer Grayson, 21. of Indianapolis, indicted for bank robbery and as one of the slayers of Robert Kirby, Smith Grove bank president, is to be formally arraigned in circuit court here Saturday morning. • . . The announcement that troops would be used to prevent the possibility of mob violence was made today by state's Attorney Frank Goad, who said he had been promised by Governor Sampson that use of troops would be granted on request. The guardsmen assisted In the hunt the day after Christmas for the tiiree men who robbed of a reversal of fortune and with his family settled In Brooklyn In 1869. ' In 1896 he married Miss Mary ^ ¥ n"'.',' 5 ' dau ehter of Cyrus £• .*f'. , CurUs> head o f "ie Curtis Publishing company. Two sons. Curtis and Cary, were torn lo Mr. and Mrs. Bok, lure them shortly after. A change of venue will bo asked for Grayson's trial. He Is thc only one of the bandit trio In custody. rr New Republican Set-up ! Adopted by Committee! s ; jRobson to Get Sackett'i Seat in Senate He Says WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 new senate organization | Repiibllcan, Kentucky, as soon as Seniltor s La Follette the lattcr's nomination a s amba" r, of Wisconsin and Thomas of Idaho sador to Germany was '' 2?'«.«« 'or. by the Senate H^ also nially adopled today by the committee on commlliees and will be placed before a party conference that he would run for reelection to the Senate after he had filled Ihe imcxplrcd term of Senator Sackett. Unless the 10-day period for purchase of licenses is extended penalties will go into effect Saturday. However it is the belief of attaches of the sheriff's office !hat the period for buying state licenses will probably be extended by Governor Harvey Parnell to- New Orleans in First Bid for Colton Office WASHINGTON, Jan. 0 (/PH-New- Orleans entered the first, bid today for the $30.000,000 cotton corporation's headquarters. Senator RaiiFdell Democrat, of Louisiana, spoke for thc Crescent city when the growers' national organization committee invited dele, gates before it. Other cities represented Included Memphis, Atlanta arid Dallas. Little Rock Contractor Gets Joiner Highway Job mm Situation Less Threatening, Doctors Hear at Luxora Meeting. OSCEOLA. Ark. - The spinal meningitis epidemic prevalent In Ihls section of the country, and which bus spread (o Mississippi county during lhe past few monllis reaching Its peak in and near Osceola dining the latter purl of November and lhe first or December Is subsiding, nnd local physicians nave Ihc slluatlon well In hnml. according to reports made by Dr. A. M. Wnsliuiini, director of lhe county health mill, and substantiated by physicians allcndina Hie monthly meeting; of Ihc Mississippi County Medical association at Luxora Tuesday evening. -The first cnse 'In which a positive diagnosis of meningitis WHS mnde developed : ln Osceola in June of last year. Since that time a total ot .13 cases have been positively diagnosed In this comity according lo Dr. Washburn. Only two cases have developed In Osceola since Christmas, one a negro child who moved to this vicinity from another part of Ih crounty aflcr contact with a meningitis case, and the.other a child who moved In here with Its parents from Kenlucky: a few days ago. No new cases l*Ve developed on the government fleet,..anchored Ih the Mississippi river near Osccala. and the utmost precaution is being taken on thc fleet, since the case there a lew- weeks ago. every patient snfferimj from illness of .any sort, being immediately isolated on ihc Heel's improvised hospital boat until u positive diagnosis can be nuulo. ; Discussion or lhe local situation with regard to the epidemic followed a paper read at the meeting Tuesday by.Dr. C. M. Harwell of! Donuie Plays On,.Though Testimony Alay Semi Mother to I he Electric? Chair lly NKA.'S'mlrc NKW CASTLE. 1M. — nomile Schronlcr, whu'll be 6 his next blrllutuy, plays nbout the Juvenile detention home hen- as happily us any child you could llml. without, u tiling In Ihe world to worry him Hir Donnle, being so younp,. uw'l realize tlmi the things lie snlil to the pallwinuii who i-uinc In 10 chat wltli him tho other rtiiy mny semi his mother to tin- electric chair ns u murdrreui. Bonnie's molhi'r Is Ml*. Irene tjchrotdi'i- of ilcmi-ood, W. Va sought iln-ongli Imlf a dozen' states' us the "blond Kunwoinnu" who with two male- companions, shot. Corporal lirady i> mil of t h c p t ,, m . sylvanln stale police lo dealh near here a maltcr of ten days ago Donnle wiis wlih her nt Hie Iiim>. Ho was In the stolen car thai, fjor- porul Hindy iMul and Prlviitc Ernest Moore urdercd lo halt onllie hlBhwny; \ais In 11 when" the wn- mun and nvo men drew their guns nnd sliol the )x>llceim>n down. A nighi ov . so inijr uom',),.^ mother icIL lilm at (he home of Ills Krmulfatlicr. Joseph Crawford. She klssrd him goodby and said. "I'll sec you New year's Day." Hut she ' . bnck. And Dannie hasn't . doesn't realize why. The i»llce found him and took lilm to the delcnllon home liere Tlicy nskcd him n lul of questions nnd Donnle unsworn! many enough— weaving u terrific web of evidence nboul his molhi-r and licr companions. Ih'imie Schroedrr and Ills rab- Thc youngster Is cheerful enough ''" (l "<l Ui« police jnvc him In his conJliipinciil. He 1ms n biy white nil-bit for n pet. "Seel He's strong," says Donnle. "But I'll luiiKllc him. Looked" He crawls toward Ihc rabbit's hutch and soys "Uool" Thc pet Jumps back, nnd Umnilc crows. "Ho—I'll get you!" ho chortles. A newspaper photographer asks for his picture, and Donnle poses readily enough. He shrinks back however, when he sees Uie photographer fixing his flashlight gun "Hey! None o' that there stuff " hci says.. "It's fire. : I don't, like It Vet, it will hurl me,- too. 11 makes me scared. The rabbit, curled up in his Inp lends lilm courage, and he fnces tin cnmeru. I'onfl goes the flnslill«h( ami Doiinle Jumps out of his chnlr "I talil you not to do that," In complains. Hut Donnic soon forgets his fright, and returns to his play. The police .tearing an altcmpt t' rescue the lad, are keeping a close watch on him. They arc hoplnf thai his mother will conn: back tc her-boy—andithen-^ej will arrest her and try to 'wild lier'to the' electric chair. "Epidemic Meningitis." Thc prom also included a paper by Dr McDaniel of Blylheville on "Spinal Anastehsia." Ten members attended thc meet- Gets Judgment for $2,500 £?£* and Costs; Other Similar " rcsi <icnt or the organization." Suits Pending. cd OSCEOLA, Ark.— Judgment for the full amount of a $2,500 insurance policy on the Beall hotel, plus i interest, penalties; attorney's fees and costs, totaling $3,364 was ren- I dered In circuit court here In the case of Ben Green vs. St. Paul Fire otid Marine Insurance company. Thc suit grew out of the failure of the insurance company to settle for the face value of the policy fol- lowing the fire which destroyed thc Wan is Jail for Henderson If Bad Words Continue Rcsident of This Section for 50 Years Succumbs at Blytheviile Hospital. John R. Buck. (H-ycnr-old Half Moon farmer and brother or ; Churchill M. Uuck, prominent lo- jcal Attorney, died nl the Blytlu-- Ivllle hospital nt 2 o'clock this I morning of pneumonia. Mr. Buck's death cnmc after n .long period of Illness. lie was | critically Injured when his back i was broken by a falling tree in IAUBUS! hut after spending several |weeks under the care of specialists ;ln Memphis he recovered suffi- WASHINGTON. Jan 9—i,v,— clc "tly lo be brought home. He dc- The arrest and prosecution of W vclo l )cl1 pneumonia some time ago 1C. Henderson oi Shrevepoi I La If : nlld wns Dro "e llL to the local hos- he persisted In "the nsc of pvctanl pllal and due to his weakened ty over his radio station. KWKH. contlltlon llc fnllc< l w ™ n i'. s » c Beall hotel here in May of 1021. the Prepared Sliding Sugar Tariff Plan at NewtonV Request Says Expert. WASHINGTON. Jlill. D. (,Tj—R. I. Purdon, sugar expert of llic com- mecc department, lold the senate lobby coiniiiiUeo today he hnd l>cc:- nskcd by Wiiller Newton, one ot President Hoover's secretaries, to try to work out n sliding scale for sugar duties In (he pending tariff bill. Purdon said he understood several government department employe? had been nskcd by Newlon lo wori on i\ sliding scale. He added that he worked out several proposals' and Chairman Caraway asked him what became of them. "I still have them." he replied ar. a laugh rose In thc audience. Purdon added that he understood his proposals had been transmitted to Chairman Smoot of the scnau finance committee through thc White House. Later, he said, he Badiam of Osceof "and George M^i" 1 " 1 (he r »<"° commission and the' The deceased u survived by nine wa ' M k d by Smooi o dls uss a rnnn^n n , rim. „„,.„ ^ M ' «tt-rncy general in regard to stop- Isons, Sam, Henry, Lud. Bill, Jack, j sliding«?lo with ,, H r ping Ihc practice. .The r«Ho com- lll.ny and Jimmy of this vlcin.ty. J±» *" a *" h reKCSC = sof Connell of Little Rock. Three similar coses for settlement "of Insurance on the bulldln? - „., . ?"1 r "™! sI li"K 5 « e P™"ng> fed-!"^ ha " told : that anyone had Tacomn stationed at. Washington and John. two eral court. The Beall hotel fire, one ! *?. P r ° fane language In broad-. Jr. of Scnall,, ,„„.. .„,, u,,,. 6 ,,,,...o. Dy smoot Dut „ , of the biggest fires in Osceola In ca t' ln g Ir ° m tnc sta "°n. but h e Mrs. Earl Walker or this city and when opposition dovckncd years, broke out about midnight on ; f.,^ f ™* 8h "«fiht _ the commission ; Mrs. J. E. Johnson of Newport. «-'v,*.u. Rosenwald and Bride Sail Today For Egypt in view of a previous attempt to I "* am con «rned only that this Hre the building, which was dis-1 pltt rf ^'cice ihall nc't be used n r I .• covered before any great damage lo tKto '->> Ihc air and make it im- ' OllCC Investigating sugar Interests In an attempt to work out a satisfactory sugar lar- IIT. A sliding scale was considered by Smoot but the plan was dropped was done, but officers so far nave r <osi lble fcr women nnd children OSCEOLA, Ark.—Contract for milde lmle liettdw ay In Iheir inves- lo 11stcn ln ° v c r I"" radio," he said.: the construcli'-n ot approximately! t| 8 nlion a!on S this line, 16 miles of gravel road in the south end of Mlsslsiippt county, which will cost the Joiner road maintenance district around $130,000, in- i eluding material, was let yesterday.' A. c. Kenney of Little Rock was the successful bidder, the new Crumi Kansa: Pick of Italy's Annies JFjre Destroys Beard Parades for Princess : Wareho Records of Father, Hlce. 51, and his son. ; Lloyd Rice, 29, of Marshall, .North .Carolina are being held by police HOME, Jan. 8.-W)_More than warehouse under bond for appearance In cir- . Commissioners of the district are! ~ - - - - critics at Marshall In a phone thc conversation with M. O. Goodwin ---, — T., UUV w ,, ,,,i v «,,u,j}g. .BlythevJlle police chief, declared O. L. Saomon of Frenchman's' Piedmont The kln» ™\££ n.l'tr^f m b . ull , dl ' 1 S contained a number, they believed lhe men arc wanted Bayou, C. E. Adams of Join"™and Stones' and manv P ^Llili »L 1C *J ^ mmm ^ both "*w .there. Until a search of the war- R. C. Branch of Pecan P.-int J T ? vfcwed the swcunf rd pl ^ la ' 5 '! "^ s f co ' ld - h s^, Mr. Beard stated, rant file in the sheriff's office Carton of Osceola Is attorney ind back It wat^n* if lie meS? m' : anos l " 5trum «' ts / ; " s s le * ot P 1 ' »t Marshall could be made late to- Aforgan Engineering company are spiring mllltorj? SDC Vt a r«T«, m iffifn WW Ja " d V i C ' r0!a ^ 1?le ?** !t lvas statcd tha « na de » nile engineers in charge of the work Italy !ln« tho vfa^ ifhi Jil, ^, d , amag f 1 by flre on k " owlcd 8e "s "> the status of thc y since me war. line nighl of July J, three years ago. men's cases could be oblalned. NEW YOHK. Jan. 9. 9M>—Bound ro r a honeymoon lour of lhe Mediterranean, Julius Rosenwald. G7- ycar.old Chicago philanthropist j and his bride, tho former Mrs. Ran Goorlklnd, mother or his son's wife, sailed today for Egypt. They were married yesterday ntar Philadelphia. Many telegrams of congratulation were received by Rosenwald before they sailed. WEATHER ARKANSAS—Rain or snow (o- "IglH and probably Friday morn- Ing; colder tonight <md In e.ist portion Friday. It rained 1.42 inches yesterday, according to the official weather observer, Brax Smith, bringing thc total for 48 hours to 6.42 inches. The minimum temperalurc was 32 degrees and the maximum 47 de' grecs; cloudy. On the same day n year ago the minimum temperature was 21 degrees and the maximum 49 degrees; clear with southeast, winds. \Vniler, Sweeping Down from Norlluvesl, Expected to Bring Freeze Here. . With lilR Lake rapidly rising, vmch apprehension Is Iclt in . that 'Iclnlly bcciuite of tho continuous •ulnfall. Tile tithe lm risen 1 2 feet ; n (he lasl ^4 hours, nnikhiB llw ralcr now [wo nnd n hulf feet ibovc lluixl state. It Is believed iccoralng In W. U. Sratt of Una :ommiin!ly, (hat n rho of four moro fci-i xiilllclcut to make lliu illiinllon n-.-i«iovous. wlll-rcucli Uio 'ako wltl: . ihc nc-xl four days' 1'lic rise siurlcd tiboul nvo days u g o. ' U I', iiifciicled liml ihc ralu will cease lonldit v/ltli reports from all' oarts of Hit slate Hint it is quickly turning colder. H. J. Klmbro, dls. Irlcl manager of tlm Wcplione com- •mny. In n scries of calls throueli- nit Arkansas, was told lhal II is freezing In Bnlrevlllo this ntlur- noon; ai dL'urccs is rcglslc.-cd ut Cotter with many llmta en th'o trees breaking rrom thc hcnv'y wclBhl of Ice; Is '2H at Manmwlii Spring!; where Ihe trleiilionc wlrei • ire ns largo n linger; Is 32 at I'ar- inoiild ami n4 »t Jonosboro. AH :hroui;h the- noithwest ptivl of llvj jliilc, Hie tliei-monicU'rs register 23 degrees. Winter Approaches Valley KANSAS CITY, Jail. D.— OD— A .vinler symphony wounded innaln : ;o(iay over some Iwonty slate-j ot ' lhe middle wesl, soulhwcst and liockc Mouiitulns. Thc Arctic melody, -became o, . Htjie yesterday a.i Uwsc. deaths, at- trlpuied to the ^}orii», . »%rt>i da- ' ' , . pp'rtcd from. Missouri; pkl^honin. ind Colorado. ,' Heavy: losses of live I. itock were feared as fnr south as Austin, Tex ir .. - ' : '''' ' vnnclng- ti freezing temperatures prevailed ns 1 ' far south as El raso. " . . , Thee hundred persons attending .1 :e\ r lvnl meclliig fled from » ' frame tabernacle at Okniulgec, ' Okla., not more than a minute be--: fore ihc roof, weighted down by" 5lcot nud snow, crashed In. The cold wave I* scheduled to coti-- ' tlnue south and east and enter. til! Mississippi vnlley tonight, - MEMPHIS, Jan. 9. Of}— A rairi- soakecl Mississippi valley looked, forward today lo more rain anu^ then sleet or snow, with rivers mid other streams already heavily burdened, highways In some places Jrtfpassaule, nnd lowlatufs inundated. 'So far only minor damage has been reported. In Memphis and througlnut much of the valley rain has fallen almost continuously for more limn.. 18 hours. In Arkansas the White and St. Francis rivers were rising rapidly. Flood warnings have been issued for Ihc Ouachltn tmii St. Francis rivers, and Black river already hns passed 'Rood stage in its upper 'renclics. Thc St. Francis Is expected to go three feet above Mood stage nt St. Fr.incls. Ark. Mississippi Itisfmt Farmers In the bottom Isnrts about the mouth or thc Ohio river were moving crops and livestock to higher ground. In thc delta region or north Mississippi rivers, creeks and bayous were filling rapidly.' Tlic Mississippi at Memphis was rising fast nnd Is expected to reach 31 feet on water now In sight. That ge is four feet below flood stage. Wolf river, which (lows along tho outskirts of Memphis, was over flood stage and was overflowing farm Innrls. More than eight Inches o! r.iln fell hero during thc 48 Kour period ending Ihls morning. Considerable damage wns done to basements, sewers nnrt public utilities. Highway -io. 70 between Mcmr phis an:i . vie Rock .was impassable. W. wns standing over Highway i between Earle nr.d P.irkin, Aik. Nc'rtli Mlssifsippi reads also suiic'crl exlensivcly. Tompkins on Executive Board of Seed Growers J. F. Trmpkins of Burdeltc, one cf Mississippi county's leading cotton growers, was elected lo the ex-- ccutlvc committee of thc Arkansas Seed Growers' association at the crganiiatIon's annual meeting at Little Rock Tuesday. Reward N. Thomas of Little Rock was elected president, Howard Young ot North Little Rock, vice president, and D. J. Durleson rf Fayettevllle. secretary. Besides Mr. Tompkins the executive committee Includes Earl KLpatrlclc. Marlanna, Loy E. Rast. Newport, T.- L. Brown, Jonesboro and H. K. Thatcher, Blscoe.. The association formulated plans 'or using and marketing only seed certified and p«t:grcrd by the ns- soclalion.

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