The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWRPAPKO o» M/-.r.Tt,«...... . .„ ^^ * ^^^^ * • «^ VOL. XLIV—NO. 293 Blytheville Daily New* Bljrthevllle Courier Blvthevllle Herald Mlulsstppl Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPKR OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUM jwer District's 'lans Delayed ty Tax Problem Assessment Figures Too Low to Permit Sound Financing IA move to replal Pride and Gateway subdivisions In order to cap- ire possible lost taxes and over- it financial difficulties blocking |>rmations of » sewer district in at area was proposed at the lonthly meeting of tile City Coun- II last night after a request (hat |:l!on on a petition to create the Istrlct be delayed was granted. I Representing the Pride and Gate|»y residents seeking formation of lie sewer district, attorney Oscar •endler requested that action on lie petition be delayed until the Iprll council meeting after ex- llalning that a citizens commit- If-'s Plan has struck a financial iaR. Two other Issues were brought up I', the meeting and action on these [[so was delayed until the April |!sion. one was the proposed or- nance requiring chest x-rays for xxl handlers, which Is being sponged by the Mississippi County Tu- ~rculosis Association, and the oth- Involved plans to lay some 35.|50 feet of water mains to extend |;rvlce of the Blythevllle Water Co. Atttffmmts Too Low In requesting a delay on the f.ver district petition. Mr. Fend- r cited a current statutory limit " 50 per cent of assessed valuation ' real property in a givln area as' he basis for formation of an Im- Irovement district. The Issue of possible lost taxes Pa* brought up by Mr. Fendler I'hen he pointed out that (he as- property in Jessed valuation of fride and Gateway subdivisions |sted on the. lax Books was too nail to provide financing of an nprovement district under the 50 ler cent requirement. I Much of ubdlvision the property In these s cannot be located on tax books and this constitutes "serious loss of tax revenue to h« city, he said. I This ij due, he said, to the Bth of that section of the city Bee the subdivisions were first llatted. He cited proceedings in I83S In rhich this are^ was first flatted In Irrefruliuv 7 Vurpose*. from t'neVj |ges. y Keplat at Area Proponed Mr. Fendler suggested a replat of lhese subdivisions in order to list lhe property now there on the |ax boota. This would not only provide the ilty with extra tax revenue, but ould better the situation of those leeking the improvement district by increasing the assessed valua- |ion of the area. Upon recommendation of a per- nanent committee chosen by Pritle nd Gateway residents, Mayor E R See DIFFICULTIES oh 1.73-Inch Rainfall Is Measured for Blytheville Area Heavy rain covered Arkansas last night and measurements in Blylhe- ville this morning showed 1.73 inches has fallen here by 7 «.m. The u. S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock said that no big rise* ar* expected on the state's rivers. The rain was heaviest at Newhope, where 4.40 inches fell during a 12-hour period ending this mor- Ing. Tile low here this morning was 43 degrees and the high yesterday was 63. Railroad Dispute Near Settlement Wage-Hour Deadlock To Be Submitted to Fact-finding Board CHICAGO, March 9. W>—Tl>e prolonged wage-hour dispute between the nation's railroads and 1 000,000 non-operating employes today appeared headed for final settlement. The is non-operating unions and the carriers, deadlocked In negotiations, agreed yesterday • submit remaining Issues to a presidential fact-finding board for a final and binding decision. Tlie main issue reportedly holding up settlement of the I0-month- old dispute Is over application of the 40-hour work week to the railroad industry. Spokesmen for the unions and railroads will submit the disputed issues to the emergency board at a meeting loday but there BLYTHKV1LLK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 9, 1949 Flood Waters Enter Homes FOURTEEN PAGES indication would be reached at the Initial settlement New (anila Voters {pprove tating for City Manila voters yesterday in a special election by a vote of 110 to 4 Approved a proposal to raise the municipality's status from an incorporated town to a city of the second piass. •The matter was submited to the P-ctors in a special election which had been called by Mayor I. D. Shetld after authorization by the council. Manila Is the second city in Mississippi County n-ith this rating. The plher is Osceola. Blylheville is K :ity of the first class, and five other mmlclpalltlcs are listed as' incorporated towns. A mass meeting has brcn called for Monday night to discuss the first election to be held under the municipality's new status. The town has been divided Into three wards pnri will elect six aldermen, two prom each ward. The election Is fo be held April 5. when municipal elections will be held in all first class cities and Incorporated lowns in the state. The Manila officers, nowever. will serve for only a one- tvear term and In 1950 election the bffices will be filled for two-year session. They said several points may involve much discussion. This is the third time the three- man emergency board has been called to study the dispute, which threatens a strike of the non-operating employes. The workers — shopmen, clerks, maintenance men telegraphers, signalmen and otheir, —approved a strike several weeks ago but no call was issued pending further negotiations. I/urge* Shorter Wetk After first studying the dispute the board on Dec. n recommended a reduction In the work week from 48 to 40 hours, effective next "" ' recommended » ;cn ce- ts an hour ist Oct. 1. tonj'"h»d asked for the shorter iveek, time and onc-hijf for Saturdays, double time for Sundays and holidays, and a pay raise of 25 cents an hour. Both sides disagreed with the board's proposals. Meanwhile, a wage and hour dls- pte involving some 42,000 members of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and the Railway Express Agency also remained unsettled The clerks are demanding a id- hour week and a general wage boost ag- * of 20 cents an hour from the ency. George [Voters in Steele [Ban Liquor Sales hrough Saloons Sale or liquor bv the drink in atcele. Mo., was banned yesterday ,by action of the voters In a special [election. The vote was «o against legal CJe In jaloons to 179 for contlnua- flon of the present policy of pcrmit- "Ing sales by the drink. Tlie question before the voters iquor containing alcohol In live per cent by weight be sold .. - Harrison, president of the clerks, said talks have become "stymied" by refusal of the Railway Express Agency to negotiate further pending settlement of the dispute between the railroads and the 16 non-pperating unions. Harrison's organization is one of the 16. Malaria Control Program for 1949 To Be Launched Recent flooding rains, combined R'lth. natural conditions in Mississippi County, point toward an increase in the number of mosquitoes <ni« year. W. o. Stinnett, supervisor of the state Health Department's malaria control program here, said today. Every precaution should be lak- » to prevent malaria increase. ~ir. Stinnett warned. He suggested spraying houses and all outbuildings with DDT. a nd providing adequate^mosquito roofing. All windows and doors should be screened and all openings large enough to allow mosquitoes to enter, closed, he said. He said that the DDT premise spraying by crews provided by the State Health Department would be- em later this month. He said that ire S2 fee for a DDT application lo a house wns still in force and that chicken houses and garages would be 50 cents each with barns ranging from Si to $2 for the spraying fee, depending on the size. The premise spraying will continue throughout the breeding season. Mr. Stinnett said, in an effort to reach all Individuals. The swirling waters of the Big Blue River stand several feet deep In homes In the south part of Scward, Neb. CMarch ,, The Hood, most severe In lh e town, history, forced n,„ ,£, 1 home. Seward Is » town of 3,200 persons. (AP Wirephoto.) to leave their Hundreds Flee Flooded Homes Rising Waters Plague Nebraska; New Threat Develops in Montana By <he Associated Press Hood waters left hundreds home- les in four states today. A new Hood threat developed in Montana and rising waters plagued many areas pf Nebraska, still reeling after a winter-long bout with weather's elements. Surging waters from swollen streams spilled over thousands of acres of land In Nebraska, Iowa. Montana and Louisiana. But colder weather in many parts of the Midwest checked some of the overflow. The Missouri Hlver was generally below Hood stage over its course through eight stntes Irom northern Montana to southern Illinois. But m.-.ny ol the big river's tributaries were on a mild rampage. lllnor Hoods were caused north .of-Sldncy. Mout., after ice 3o to 40 Inches deep blocked the Yellowstone River ant) sent water over its banks. Some residents expressed lenr of widespread floods if the ice gorge backed up tor 20 miles. Farmers and ranchers along the river were urged to leave theif homes and remove their livestock. In southeastern Montana, the Tongue River wns running bank full and threatened to Hood Miles City. The Missouri River is frozen from the mountains near Helena lo the headwaters and no immediate flood is threatened. 100 Families Evacuated Many Nebraska communities battled the rising waters. At Beatrice, nearly loo families were evacuated as the Bi« Blue River overflowed. Four of the eight schools In the city of 11.000 closed. Oilier families (led their homes in Sewnrd and tlie flood ivaten; reached within two blocks of the business district of Crete, a college town of 3.0CO. Some roads in the area of O'Neill and Albion were 'mpassable because of mud nnd mow runoff and washed out bridges. Threatened by backwaters of the Mississippi River tributaries in eastern Louisiana. 245 families havn been evacuated from their l»tloni land homes. The Missisippi Is above flood stage from Baton Rouge to New Orleans but below tlood stage from Baton Rouge north. Water from ice-jammed tribn- iaries of the Missouri covered thousands of acres of Iowa low- 'ands. Many families fled their homes. Generally there was no immediate :iood threats by the Missouri in ;he Dakotas, Missouri. Kansas and Illinois. There also appeared no immediate flood danger In other sec- ions of the country although the critical period in many areas is not expected until later in Maich or early April. Contract Is Awarded for Memorial To Missco Heroes for World War I, II Comma for the erection of . Memorial to Mississippi County. heroe.,0 World Wars , and 1, on the court House lawn here was awarded last „ ght by directors for MtatalupJ eounty McnlorllUs , , (o C. Mcllaiiey & Sons of Blythevllle. The directors accepted the bid of the local firm, which was for $4300 and Includes the cost of designing the memorial as well as the cost of erection, other bids did n Ol Include Ihc cost for designing the granite structure which will be erected over the grave of U. Edgar H. Lloyd, wJ.o was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. 1) Lloyd of Yarbro. Lieutem.nt Lloyd was klllcci In battle in on Nov. 16. 1944 32 clays after he had qualified lor the Congressional Medal ol Honor in an earlier battle in which he led a platoon against a of German muclifncguns. About 100 Germans out of 2CO in the stronghold were killed and Lieutenant Lloyd was credited with silencing five of the machineguns manned by enemy troops and killing several of the Nn/.is. Memorial' for All Missco Heroes The memorial Is to be for all men nnd women In Mississippi County who grvve their lives In defense of their country in the two world conflicts. C. J. Litllc, president of Mississippi County Memorials. Inc.. said that a motn! fence is to be erected around the memorial after it Is completed nnd estimated that th« total ccsl to the 7ion-proflt organization for the marker around $5.000. A county-wide drive to be provide Charles Graham Resigns From Police Department Chief of Police Charles Short to- announced the resignation of day membcr Blvh ,, r ° "« Blytheville Police Department. ,!„? M Cer Grilh!>m submitted his resignation from the department Mar 4. Chief Short said. He had been a kt retail for consumption of rremlses where sold? the Mayor Charles H. Bates of Steele ha id today that the city council pvould not issue new licenses or te- ew licenses to places where liquor to be sold by th« drink. The election will no t prohibit package sales of liquor by licensed dealers, but the lfq,,or sold In susti tores cannot be consumed on tha ,, - —- ,'^..n' force n,i mwre than two years. In his letter of resignation. Mr. no reason for his stated that he had no Agents Testify In Newest Spy Case NEW YORK, March 9-«V- FBI agents were called before a special cderal grand Jury today lo present vldence against a Brooklyn-born woman and a Rn.vian engineer, arrested in an alleged espionage plot. tt was expected that the government will present to the Jury papers arresting officers said they found in the handbag of Judith Coplon. 27. a Department ploye. of Justice em- New York Stocks 57 31 7-8 Graham gave ™,, Immediate plans. Soybeans May . . (F.O.B, Chicago) Open High low Close July M»r. •• 217'; 520 217'i 220 226-226's (1:30 P.M. Qiifil; Am. T & T Am. Tobacco 11!..!'.'.'. Beth Steel ........!.. Chrysler '..'... John Deere 34 s-g den. Electric 11 365-8 Gen. Motors 68 3 . 4 Int. Harvester 24 1-2 Montgomery Ward 55 1-2 Lockheed Corp 19 National Distillers 1! 177-8 J. C. Penney Co 45 1-2 Radio 12 1-4 Socony-Vacuum " ifi i.g the funds to finance the coiwtruc- tion will be started April 1. He said plans for the drive were delayed until alter the 1949 Red Cross roll call Is completed. It was announced that Mr. Mc- Hanoy has placed an order with the Barrc Granite Co., Barre, Vermont. to provide the marker and en»rave on it the names of the servicemen who lost their lives in ths two world wars. The local firm will build the base for the marker and erect It when it Is delivered by the Vermont linn. Nine Arkansans Honored _ Lieutenant Lloyd, whoso Congressional ot Honor medal was presented posthumously to members ot his family, is one of nine Arkansans to have received this highest of military awards in the history ol the stntc. The others are: Chipl. Seymour W. Terry of Little Rock, who also was killed while in the service of Ills country. Lt. ( Nathan Gordon, of Mor- rllton. who no«' is Arkansas' lieu- lenant governor. Capt. Msurice L. Britt, who now is in business i" Fort Smith. M Sgl. Jamr.? H. Kendrix of Lepa»U>. n-ho still te In tlie service of his country and stationed nt Camp Cbsffee r.enr Fort Smith. Gen. Douglas M-cArthnr. commander o) the US. Occupation Forces in Japan, who was born in Litllc nock, / Three, other Congressional Medal of Honor winners received their citation for service Ip Indian wars. They were: Ss;l. William Ellis of Little Rock, sst. John \Vard anil Pvt. Pompey Factor, whose places of residence arc not known at thi.- time. Osceola Starts Red Cross Drive Joiner Over the Top For 1949 Campaign With $445 Reported A. E. Scolt. city chairman of the rinid campaign being conducted by lca° ° SCColn chn l )tCT <" "'c Amer toda*° rkCrS t0 bCX ' n aolloltatlon Tlie workers were named at meeting of (he board In the Red Cross office nt Osceoln. D. N. Morris, hirid campaign cnalrinnii for the entire chapter insi night announced tlmt the Joiner community hnd already ex cceclcd the MOO quota, and hnd it- ported S445 collected on the third day of the drive Many communities have not commenced their solicitations though. Mr. Morris said. South Mississippi county has _ quota set at J8.100 this year, and the Osceola quota Is $3,000 M Scolt said he believed the workers In Osceola will hnve completed solicitation by March 10, c vcn thn ugh the campaign Is scheduled ti conllnuc through the month. Osceola Wnrkcru Selected The workers named for Osceola sollcliUlon last night include: L. K llarwnrg, Joe Applebaum, Hyinai Welnbcrg, C. C. Wood. Hnrry Mln- ton. Ralph Oalllnl, Ray Morgan Steve Bowkcr, Arthur Rogers, Elliott Snrtaln, Ralph Wilson. Etir Hobblns, L. E. McAllister. Mitchell Moore, Ralph Woodruff and W. N Thomas. Mrs. C. G. Ragsdale was appointed chairman of the woman's division and Mrs. Nathan Welnherg was nnmcd co-chairman for this solicl.itton by Mr, Scott. Lloyd oodley. chapter chairman presided nt lhe meeting. Women Waives Hearing on Assault- Charge Mrs. Mildred Le.ichvllle, Hlggln bottom wnlvcd prcllmln- Communlty Saturday 'Quake Rocks Frisco But Does Little Damage SAN FRANCISCO. March 9— I/P, —An earthquake shook San Francisco bav area loday. causing no "crious damage. But burglar alarms went oil, electrical fixtures swayed and rocks rolled off Telegraph Hill, and with considerable concern some San Franciscans recalled the great quake of 1906. There were two shocks felt bc- Iwccn 4:29 and 4:30 a.m.. from the •" '-•'iSanla Clnva Valley. 60 miles south of San Francisco, lo m || CS northeast. Sacramento New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 9—1:30 p.m. Standard Oil N. j. I Texas Co. . U. S. Steel .,"!.'.' 69 52 3-8 12 1-8 quotations: Mai. Mr.y •';liy , Oct. . Open High Low Last ary hearing In Municipal Court this mornlnz on charge of assault with intent to kill and was ordered held to await Circuit Court action. Bond was set at $500. Mrs. Higglnboltom, 4>, Is charged with shooting her husband. James O. Higglnbottom, 54. in the right hip with a 12 guage shot gun during nn argument at Ihelr home In the Cflrmi night. The condition of Mr. Hlgglnbot- loni \\as reported as "Improved' this morning. He Is In the Dlxon Memorial Hospital in Paragould. New Constitution Of Argentina Lets Peron Run Again BUENOS AIRES, March 9. UPi — Argentina's new constitution which penults President Juan D. Peron to succeed himself, was approved today by the Constituent Assembly after the President's opponents staged a dramatic walkout. Tlie new constitution will, replace that of 1853. Tlie vote was 101 to 0 alter tnr walkout left none In the tali but, Pcron's supporters. Peron's party won 109 of the 159 asrmbly Mats In the December election. The Radicals with 48 seats formed tho chic? opposition. Peron was elected In 18+s for six yeirs. The old constitution provided a president cannot serve agiin until at least w>e -six-year term has . 3240 .12*9 3234 3239 3226 3226 32M 3252 3113 3113 3101 3101 .2819 2819 2813 2816 i mifht be dropped alter Pei'on «crv- S795 2793 TM 2798 ' ed a second term. / intervened Arturo Sanipay, t Pe- ronlsta delegate, hinted that the presidential reelection provision Senators Reject Registration for Arkansas Voters Propoiol Launches Heated Fight; Bill Hit as 'Civil Rights' LITTLE HOOK, March 9. </!')-_ A bill lo set up n voter rcglstmtloi system In Arkansas was overwhelm. todny, e "" c Although backed by the administration, tho proposal received only 12 v-ilcs. Fifteen senators tno inciisure. l*M>lle an earner vole to limit dcbtile, a healed fight broke out over Ihc bill mm laslcd for mmo han an hour, n unrnlollcrt Iho flghl that was waged In the Semite ten days ago when H propose, amendment, to repeal tho poll i,, x wiu slumped down. Sen. jerry Bcreelon of HIIMI said adoption . of the ten html lot system would, "border on trcnsoi to our ropresentnllves In Congress lie said It w'Qiild be conntrurrt a an admission "that wo don't mr « poll Inx In the South " <'»lt It "Civil Serocton called the ..„ sys em "Step No. 1 In tho civil liberties program." fen w. u. Ablllfitoil of !U,u, told lhe Senate "you are treading on dangerous Krntmd." Ho said ho would be gliid lo servo free of charge any lime a becnme necessary to call a special .session passing a rcr- Istratlo,, law. "Dnt w « don't nee' It now," he shouted. Sen. F. C. Crow of Hope, niithor of tne bill, explained thiil it wii.i designed only an R safeguard li the event Congress should rcpca the |>oll tax. He said Iho bill wouli permit registration of volcrs any time the Governor Issued a proclamation cnlllim for such a stop. Sen. Wccms Trusscll of Ttordycc said it wua not contemplated tha the registration system would be used unless the iioll (ax wns re Pealed. With practically tin debate, th Senate approved a bill Imposing 26 cent per case liquor tax- 01 wholesnlei-8. The bill provides tha the tax cannot be passed on t retailers. Funds received under til bill would go primarily for th employment of 20 liquor Inve.sllgn tor* In the State Revenue Depart ment. The House, which originated th bill, still must concur In an amend ment adopted In the Semite. A comprehensive bill outlining unfair practices In the Insiirauc business also was approved by tin Senate. It now goes to tho cover nor. Sen. Pat Garner of Port Smith put through a House bill permitting the possession of up to a case o beer In dry counties. llu said tli< Inw now permits a person lo have only 11 bottles of beer In such areas Okays Bond fsMie. The Senate completed legislation on a bill permitting munlclpallUc? to Issue revenue liond;-, lo bullc factories. In other actions, tho Senate approved bills which would permit members of n scllnol board to hli on contracts offered by the board; increase salaries of the Garlanr County assessor nnri his deputy, nn< permit the levying of an Inheritance tax on Inlnnslblc property owner In Arkansas by a non-resident of the stale. U. OF A FiclrihouK Approved A bill aproprlatlng part, ol the cost of a proposed new flclrthousc for the University of Arkansas luis won a hard battle In the slate legislature. The Senate passed Ihc measure, 24 to 7, after lengthy debate yesterday. The House previously approved It. Governor McMath has snlil he favored a new liclrthoiisc and Is expected to sign the bill Into law. Tire legislation appropriates $300.000 to help finance construction of the alt-purpose building. The rc- niAlndcr o: the estimated total cost of $1,000.000 would conn- from athletic receipts and the federal government. A one-man filibuster almost blocked action on a bill to place liquor nnd beer under the state sales tux. But after a scries of parliamentary moves, the Senate approved the bill and sent it up (or the governor's signature. The filibuster wns singed by Se:i. Ellis Pagan of Little Rock, who charged Him Hie bill was beiiiff pushed by "the .school croud—the most vicious lobby In Arkansas." 2-Cenf Hike in Missouri Gasoline Tax to Be Asked JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. March 1. MV-Tile Missouri Legislature will >e nsked today to double the prc- ient Iwo cent a gallon gasoline tax as part of a ten-year road program. Hep. Milton Duvall mi of Pike Bounty, a member of Gov. Forrest Smith's special Road Committee, aid the measure is ready for In- roductlon. Would Hit Arkansan.i Passage or the bill Increasing •llssourl'a gasoline tax from two to our ccnu per gallon would In- rcase the cost to many motorists n North Arkansas whsre the state evy is six and one-half cents and many take advantage of opportun- tles to buy at the border at the Wlssourl rate, on border purchases n Arkansas the tax goes to Arkanas, unless ihc station selling the actually Is on Missouri *oil. — ..... Acheson Says Pact- Clarifies Signers' Defense Intentions nations will Filibuster Perils Action in House Talkathon on Sales Tax Bill Is Aimed At Election Cod* T.1TTLK ROOK, March 9-(/r»—A double-barreled Illlbtislcr brought business In tho Arkansas House to a standstill this morning. The talkathon could block any further legislation this session, final adjournment of which is scheduled nt noon tomorrow. Alllioiiglt (lie filibuster was dlr- trtly on n bill to require payment of nil mica tnx collected to the slate t wns Indirectly aimed at preventing consideration of Governor Mc- Mu til's election code proposal A»lcr the flllbiuiler hnd been under way for an hour nnd a half Rep. Aubrey Turner of Cleveland County, attempted to halt It by withdrawing the election code bill The Home, however, kept the filibuster alive, by rejecting ht B motion 38-38. At Ihul lime a filibuster a-' gainst another motion to cud tho principal filibuster was In pi-uRrcra lleforc Rep. Olcnn p. Wallher o[ f'nla.iki County, who Marled tho filibuster against (lie stiles tax bill, hud talked out his allotted hour, » motion was made by Rep. Nathan Norton of St. Pnmcls County to deter action on the bill until tomorrow. Start* New Hlltiustrr Hop. iininrA A. Clliison of Saline County Immediately B tart«d a filibuster on llml motion and yielded for 'niriier'* effort to withdraw the election code bill. Spcnklng for his motion to defer, nepirvicntntlve Norton stated thiit a filibuster actuojil.v f_M a! OfJ-ftt (lie olcctlott ij '' U agltnlrd abett<i. this Is a flllhiSMi* «•< code," he said, •' Tlie' filibuster iva» Interrupt* shortly nflcr 12 o'clock by the nooi recess and was lo resume at 1:3 with aljxvni still on the door speak Ing against the motion lo defer. Opponents of the sales tax bill which was passed by the Benalo ImhcnU-il lliey would attempt to talk the measure to death. Rep. Lou Chnslnln of Sebastian County said "there arc scvon or oifilU ot us who want lo talk an hour apiece on this bill." The filibuster apparently starlc with Hep. Glenn Walther of Pu laskl County taking the floor tvg nliisl the measure nt I0:'15 n.n- nflcr Hie House had defeated 38 49 n move to limit debate. In nnsivcr to n question by Chns Inln. he snld, lie wns prepared to speak nil hour. Under House rules each member can spcnk one houj on n mcn.sure. Under the Arkansas sales tax acl brackets arc set up and purchase under 13 cents arc untaxert. A tnx of one cent Is paid on purchases o 02 cents to *I.OO, However, the re taller Is required to pay the state only two ner cent of his gross snlcs Extra rroflt Cltrd Proponents of the bill to requln imymcnt of all tax collections U the state contend that niany nicr chants make as much as four cents by selling six 15 cent Items and col- lectlnc six cents In tax. but paying lhe slate only two cents of thn amount, Before gellliiR Involved In the fl! Ibuster, a bill by Sen. Ernest Mnn cr ol linn Ion to create n rellrcmen. system for all stole cmulnyrs wns Sne IIOUSK on Vngt 9 tend themselves against <_, *sion from any quarter. Summarizing at a news confer, ence the negotiations on the treaty text, Achcsan pictured the pact ** tho end result of Western policy development* brought on by Rus' sin's blocking of peace. Only yesterday, the secretary of slalo discussed the proposed treaty with the Senate Foreign Relations committee. The members informally approved a final treaty draft Acheron did not disclose (ho text In his news conference discussion. But he Bald tlmt In his opinion Iho United Slates. Canada, and the countries of Western Europe have through the text as it now stands accomplished four major achlevmcnts: 1. They have recognised the facts of life In preparing to establish a, formal United relationship States and between the the Western Kiiropenn countries. Achcjjon said this relntloiishlp l« not artificial but has existed 300 years or more and hnn Its ,-oots In the common Ideas and common Institutions of freedom, 2. Tlie treaty, In every word «nd tvcry thought, fit* within the United Nations charter and makes clear the (lotvrmlnntlon of tho United Slates nnd associated nations to exercise their inherent right of self (an recognized In the United Nations charter) ngnlnst aggression from any quarter. 3. Further, the treaty ai now drawn provides means /or eliminating a sense of Insecurity and thereby ntdlng recovery among the slBimtory nations. Presumably Acheron meant, though he did not speclllcnlly say it, that the Marshall Plan countries of Europe, having extraordinary ussuranc* of. United states military support, will feel less fear ot wnr and gencrnte greater confidence In the future— a. confidence necessary to economic progress. 4. The treaty will set Acheson Recreational Projects Curb Delinquencies Improved recreational facilities were pointed to as one of the major steps In the control of Juvenile clo- llqueticy at the meeting of the Blythevllle Uons club at the Hotel Noble yesterday. In discussing Juvenile delinquency -Municipal Judge Graham Sudbiiry minted out Hint Mississippi County Ins the highest report of Juvenile ilclinnueiicy of any county In the state. Judge Sudbury suggested that t was not due to the fact that invenllc delenquency here was greater, hut that 'letter report nethods nnd closer checks were mntle, thus giving the county a ilgh report average, rn connection with Judge Sud- hury's discussion a film, being clr- nilalcd by the Blylheville "Y", 'Play Town, u. S. A.," depicting ecrentlonal Improvement projects ind their curb on Juvenile delln- liiency. The film was bused on pro- ects completed In Decstur, III. A, A. DeLage of Chicago, a spc- IB! representative of the Interna- lonal Association of Lions, was ucsl of the Blythevllle club ycs- crday, and spoke on the activities f various Lions clubs In dealing uccessfully with Juvenile delin- uency. Guests yesterday included Alex S. till of UUlc Rock, Lester W. Qod- et....... wuT'KcftKU' ooastiltative body of the member ' nations and a sort of North Atlantic regional high command. Autry Named !( On Legislative Council for '51 LITTLE ROCK. March 9. (/n — Organization of the revised Arkansas leulslative council has been started by the state House of Rep. rcscnlatlvcs nnd L. H. Autry of Eurdctte has been selected as one of the two members to serve from the First Congressional District. Tha other Is Rep. W. L. Ward of Le« County. The House yesterday elected Its 14 members to the council. The Senate has not Indicated when It will mako Us appointments. The council was revised by an act passed by the current legislature. Membership Is limited to members of tho legislature. Tlie »ct provides for U members from the House, eight from the Senate and one to be named by the governor from cither house. Selection by congressional districts is required. House members for the other congressional districts arc: Second District — Tom Allen of Monroe and Earl Peebles of Sharp. Third District— Rolla Fitch of Mndtson and Curl Jones ot Boone. Fourth District— L. H. Cliastaln of Sebastian nnd Speaker Carl Hendrlx of Horatio. Fifth District— Ed Baxley of Pu- loskl nnd Russell Roberts of Faulkner. Sixth District— Oliver Williams of Grant and DcWItt Poe of Dcsha. Seventh District— Pat Robinson of LnFnyette and William Purifoy of Ouachlta. Weather win, and the Rev. Allen D. Stewwk. 13.90, Arkansas forecast: Cloudy and colder, showers east and north portions this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Colder tonight with lowest temperatures 28 to 32 In northwest and extreme north portion . Missouri forecast: Cloudy and colder this afternoon and tonight with light rain mixed with SHOT? north and west. Rain southeast this afternoon and diminishing light snow east and extreme south tonight. Thursday, partly cloudy and cold except mostly cloudy and colder southeast; low tonight. 25-33 south portion; high Thursday in the 30's. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—63. Sunset today—6:03. Sunrise today—«:!«. Precipitation 2< hours to T «.m. today—J.73. Tbtal since Jan. 1—1455. Mean temperature (midway b*- tween high and low)—53. Normal mean for March—S1A Th!» Date Last Yew Minimum this morning—40, Maximum yesterday—53. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dal»l.

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