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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ^^^•^^^^ . . __. _ _,.___™,. ._«•*««»• A kTVk d/^rirpnvAHT^ UTflQStTTT?T VOL. XLIV—NO. 294 Train Robbers captured in Gun ight with Police Officers Say Both Admit Brarcn 'Wild West' Style Hold-Up J WASHINGTON, March 10. (fe> — lolice reported a confe.ssion today lorn two suspects seized in the Blylhevlll* D»ily Newi Blytheville Courier Blythevllli Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAB AND BOUTHIABT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Seoson's Second Snow Here Beots Spring by 11 Days With only 11 days until the official beginning ot Spring, BlythevWe Had Its second snow of the winter season last night. As rains that measured more than two Inches ended lat« yesterday afternoon, a cold wind sprang up and tempertures dropped. The mercury dipped to a low of 32 degrees early this morning. The wet snow that covered the ground In patches followed a brief showers of soft ice pellets. Precipitation falling from 1 a. m. ye,ster- day to 7 a. m. today was measured Martinsburg, W.Va., train at .40. Rainfall Tuesday night to- Senate Approves Unicameral State Legislature Plan Resolution Would Abolish House; Senators Adjourn LITTLE ROCK, March 10. ItTI— A strong resolution proposing the establishment of a unlcnmeral—or on e house—legislation In Arkansas DAR Leader, Convention Speaker Kj^ |Jr|(]gr laring pbbery. The two were trapped by police fcday in a Washington pawnshop tear the While House. laled 1.13 inches. Winter Weather Is General LITTLE ROCK, March 10-M't rain snow, honsklpplng tern- Onewas si o when he drew a pis- Wind, rain snow. nopsMpplng tem" ne * l peratures and an Isolated twister °Police Police Lieut John E. Winters, I h'ave been dumped on Arkansas In ,ho said the pair confessed, named a freakish last-minute burst of wln- ler and George •hem as Luman Trouneslown. Ohio, flewelyn Ashton, 21, also of Youngs- hour own. ' Elwood ^ o was approved by the Senate today. The action came shortly before final adjournment of the 1949 legislature. The Senate ended its session at 12:02 p.m. Sen. Ernest Maner of Benton, author of the resolution, said, "the unvarnished truth Is, we want to abolish the House ol Rcprescnta- | ttves." Maner has been the subject of considerable criticism In the House Mrs. Frank A. Gerljt State l)AH Regent Dr. W. J. Kcleni Banquel Speaker Mrs. Frank A. Gcrig of Arkadclphla. state regent, Is to arrive In j siv ow fell in northwest Arkansas. A violent windstorm dipped into small comunity near Banks yesterday afternoon, just missing War- Winters said Policeman jmax fired when Ramsdell drew a h5 caliber revolver. Ramsdell was taken to a liaspi- rellj Ark scenr . O [ a disastrous tor- with a bullet wound In the sto- nnc |o jan.3. Several buildings were Each. damaged in the twister but no- T The two were captured 15 hours | bo( jy was Ifter two young gunmen halted the Baltimore and Ohio's westbound fembassador train yesterday near klaitinsburg, terrorized pasengers |md escaped with more than $1.- Falr Spotted on Tip Ramsdell and his partner were lound In the pawnshop by officers leafching the area on a tip that I™ young men resembling the train lobbers had got off a bus from the Irain robbery area. The two men, police said, were .alking about purchase of a suit- Lse in the S. and W. Pawnbrokers pichange when Lomax and p-'— .ur^S^nr^JtrtoUtU^.^her filibuster in progress. produce a wallet. ' Instead, the policeman said, he ame out with a pistol. On Charges of Voting Illegally Stoele, Mo. Officers Continue Probe of Alleged Irregularities STEFJJC, Mo., Mnrch 10—Six Oa| rulliersvllle Negroes were under nr- rcsl todny on charges of hnvlm; voted unlawfully In a special clec- I lion conducted here Tuesday and law enforcement authorities Indicated thai they were continuing I their investigation wllh additional nm-.sls possible within lhe next low days. 1 The six who were arrcslcd ycsler- | dny were d(x-kcled In inngLstnilo's court In Cnruthcr.svlllo and tlictr | heailnns hnvc been set for next Tlun-Mliiy. They were released uu- werc docketed as Closer U.S. Lending Control Asked; Shift Of Draft Is Planned USES May Also Be Restored to Labor Agency WASHINGTON. March 10, (lit— The Hoover Commission 4 plans to recommend to Congress 'that the Selective Service system be moved Into the Lnbor Department, It was learned today. Persons familiar with the reor- gunl/ntlon plans said privately that (ho commission also will propose that. Iho Unltod Slates Employment Service be restored to Labor. Hoover Group Asks Authority For Treasury WASHINGTON, March 10. The Treasury should have closer supervision over government lending, the Hoover Commission «ald today. 'It also told Congress the department could opcrato more efficiently nnd economically If freed from "political appointment," particularly those of Internal revenue and | customs collectors. following a speech In which be told rjiytlicville today, to preside at the sessions for the annual Stale Con- no y Dhiwlddtc, Joo dentils. All „ ._ i,- .„„!, „„ .„.,!„ i.. (eici)(;e o j y lc Ar |m,i S! i S society, Daughters of lhe American Revolution, 1 Tliomns. Jnme.s Harris, Fred Willis to be held in Blytheville. The conference will begin with an officers' din- and Ike Williams. It Is rmilciulcil by officials In Stccl« that lhe Negroes wi-re the Senate he body." took^ In other Signed by 22 members ot the nc r in the Minor Room of Hie Noble Hotel and close Saturday noon with | Senate, the resolution said it was | imc h c on honoring the Children of the American involution. proved E encouragf^ C suUs'- Dr. W. J. Bd««. president of Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. win I sion of an initiated amendment at be guest speaker at a banquet. Friday night which will also Include the linuiRlil tu SU-He from Ciirnlli- crsvllle anil |iri'»rntr<l tlicmsrlvrs at the polllnc lilace as residents Policeman House Adjourns Amid Filibuster Claims Commission Created; Medical Subsidies Blocked LITTLE ROCK. March 10. (/T) — Jattling right up to the final bill, the Arkansas House adjourned its 1949 session at noon todny with filibuster In progress, e numerous filibusters l cropping up yesterday up in the final hour Keimedy standiim I and the House concurred in n Sen- j^Cliin.uj, 01. u- -, i „,«,,,n,,t +„ „ V-.tll i-rviatAllcr n the nexl general election calling Bnilounccmcl ,t of the selection of an Arkansas Good Citizenship Pilgrim ^ 1 . ( ," 1 ' 1 ' 'l'S'^iTl'in^l,? 1 v for a unlcameral legislature. .... r. ,-, "By this action." the resolution l ° Washington, D. C. continued, "we urge all Interested Registration of the delegates will begin Friday morning nl the Noble citizens to formulate an organlza- Hotcl Btt< . r which the group will assemble at the Frist Presbyterian his partner, shoved the ate amendment to a bill creating a lion to prepare amendment. Nebraska is lhe only state which now has a one-house legislature. As sine die adjournment nenred. the Senate approved bills restricting the use of dealers' licenses on automobiles, and authorizing deduction of group insurance or Social Security payments from teachers' salaries. In what Sen. Grover Carnes of Stuttgart called "Custcr's tnst stand." the Senate rejected a bill requiring race operation In the .state to stage two rnces each I week featuring Arkansas-bred horses. Governor McMath paid his first for lhe firsl b ' 15 " 1CSS SCSSl0 "- nd suspect line pistol, at the san Ito Lomax: i "Let him have it." Lomax did. The second man gave with new state claims commission, the - Snow, Wind Hi) South, Midwest Tornadoes Rip Six Southern States in Late Winter Storms (By Th* AsnncUled Press) Late winter storms and flonris visit of the session to the Senate | left damage blows over souther! time yelling only major ilem of shortly before uoon. and central states today. Both Carry Guns J. Police said they took a .38 call- •ber revolver from- RamidtJl^ jrttli Ifour glided -la-'.U and cartridge. From Ashi • said they took a .45 caliber pistol |also loaded. Detectives wno readied the scene', luxmt five blocks from the White Inouse .soon after the shooting said Ithey found several hundred dollars lin the men's pockets, in bills rang- llng from SI to s2j denomination. iTliey exprescd belief it wns part of I the train robbery loot. The detectives said they asked I both men directly: I "Did you help rob the train m | West Virginia last night." "Yes." was the answer In both looses, the officers said. 1 References to the days of Jess;; I James were frequent as officers pieced together an account of how I the Baltimore and Ohio's westbound Ambassador was stopped and the passengers terrorized last night. Shots were tired while two men ranged the coaches of the fast train. Exactly how many shots was not determined, but enough to make the shocked passengers certain the bandits meant business. Some Passengers Injured One of the worst train robberies of the twentieth century caused a loss of more than $1,000 to passengers and crew, and resulted m slight injury to some. Two stolen cars apparently fig- plished during the final day of the session. When Iht action was completed with adjournment less than 30 minutes away, an'effort was made to reconsider a bill, defeated yes- which would appropriate ... .-== .. • m(K j_ Its work completed, the Senate At ]c! , st t | lrce persons were killed invited McMath to speak. He told others injured and him the Senators that "when the smoke drcds still homeless from batterln clears and the tumult and shouting bv wf . n (ht. r - s elements. Propert dies, the people will know that damage wns widespread. p'rwBtte* hi runJ J_.. . Rep. W L. Ward of Lee County, veteran House member, won one of his stiffest fights as he blocked that action until the hour of final ad- jo uniment. Breakage Bill Fails One filibuster started as the in the getaway. Both were found abandoned. For several hours alter the express was lield up there was some confusion as to how many robber; *here were A tavern robbery which occurred House began its final two hours of work. It ended, however, with de- eat of a bill to give the City of Hot Springs one-third of the breaks or odd cents remaining after winning bets are figured at the Oak- awn Park track. Rep. Claude Coffelt of Benton County took the floor to talk out the morning hour against the bill, hut at the request of Speaker Carl Hendrix. agreed to end his filibuster if "you'll all agree that no one else will talk and we'll take a roll call." On roll call the bill was defeated. 38-42. A motion to reconsider was rejected. 39-40. Between floor fights, the speaker announced that Rep. W. J. Arnold had resigned from the College Survey Commission authorized under an act of the current legislature and that Rep. R. A. Lynch of Poinsett County had been appointed to succeed him. The House passed the bill taxim: wholesale liquor dealers, which wns amended by the Senate to appropriate for 20 additional liquor investigators in the Revenue Depart- this has been the most constructive and progressive session of the | legislature in Arkansas for a. long, long time." McMath said that for the most part, legislation passed at this session originated with either the legislative council or cqmmlltecs of the two houses. "If this is a constructive session," he added. "You deserve the credit for it." The Senate recessed a few minutes before noon and then with five minutes remaining In the session, reconvened to advise the House that It was ready to adjourn. As the final gavel fell in lhe upper house, farewell ceremonies which were expected to last until mid- afternoon got underway. They included talks by members of the Senate and the Senate press and the presentation of gifts to various officials of the chamber. Choirs from Little Rock High School and from Arkansas A. M. and N. College for Negroes at Pine Bluff participated in the ceremonies Races to Meet Deadline In racing to meet the adjournment deadline at noon today, the Senate cround out dozens of bills during yesterday's full work sclied- Tornadoes which ripped throng girl and 40 persons. nlnl inunlcl|i;vl election In vVlc-b Slcele voters decided 490 to 11D ngalnst rontlnuallon of » tiullry ot prnnltlln* liquor lo be Mild hy tbe drink Hi bum. Chief ot Pollen Henry . Lovcliice of Slccle wtis In tlio Inves- tigiitlon by Chief Deputy Sherlll Jack Kflliiy and Deputy Sheriff W. R. James, who nre serving under Sheriff E. F. Olaxton of Pemlscot County. Chief I/ivelnco Indicated Hint some 20 01 more others might bo involved In the alleged Illegal voting Some 15 or 20 Slccle Negroes were said lo hnvc voted more them one time In the election. It also was Indicated that persons olhtr lh»n Negroes mlRhl l>n invnlvnl in Hie ulleBert irregularities. The cliarscs on which Uic six Ne- If these nnd other iccommendn- Tlio government reorganization lions are not changed and Congress group headed by former President approves them, the now-fceblo Ln- Herbert Hoover split 8 to 4 in roc- bor Department would regain much | ommendlng direct treasury "supcr- lircsilge. In any war emergency. It would have (ho key responsibility for meeting military draft calls ns well ns recruiting nnd placing civilians In essential Industry. Former President lliTucrt Hoover, chiiirman of lhe commission, reportedly agreed with n majority of his 11 colleagues thnt tlio Labor Depnrtment should be rebuilt. It wns stripped almost to n skeleton by the Republican KOth Congress. There reportedly was nl lenst one clls-sent tn the pruiiostMl shift of Sco DKAIT «u race 10 uvenile Court lases Increase Better Recreational Facilities Urged as Cure for Condition Luck of adequate parental sun- rvlsion, poor recreational fnclll- les, and poorly enforced compulsory school nitcndnnce laws aro I gi-ocs he principle causes for Juvenile conviction penalties ranging from City to Purchase Playfield Sites Formal Action Due At Special Session Of Council Tuesday The Blytheville' city Counoil and the playground committee of the lilylhcvlllo Chamber or Commerce revealed todny that negotiations for the acquisition of five playground s ^ tSi scrv |ng every section of Bly- lelimiuency In Mlsslsslpl County. I Jail sentences ot one divy to one thcvlllc hnd been slarled, but that iiiTc-sted carry accordins to Mrs. Vera Favati, child year, nnd lines ranging from »1 to ' ment. In its final full day yesterday ule. Bills approved: Place nn additional tax of 25 cents per case on whole sale liquor dealers: Set up a three-member state claims commission; Direct the University of sns medical school to pro-rate 1U enrollment on the tasis ol county population; the House kept alive two filibusters. The talkathons forced withdrawal of Governor McMath's election code bill and a measure to nearby soon a [tor the holdup caus- ! require retail merchants to pay the ed police to spend some time look- ] state all money collected in sales Debate flared up again over a bill less in? for lour. They more or abandoned that theory later. Because the train's firemen was "shanahaied" and taken to the tavern city police said it seemed rairlj ccriain'thr train bandits also looted the The lireman. R. O. Purdue of BoHimore. Inter fled the tavern and rejoined his train. The B. and O. said it had reports of two men boarding the train at Washington with tickets from Miami. Flu., to VouiiRstown. Ohio. Ktunnrrl naw^<r"rs told in sra- See TRAIN ROIillF.KS on r.iRP 5 to provide retirement pay for state The worst blinding snow storm • winter season struck' the Mis ouri Ozarks yesterday. Traffic w snarled on all roads and there we scores of accidents. At least tw persons were killed. High waters still plngued areas Nebraska. Montana and Iowa. B a cold snap checked, at least tern porarily, the flow of flood wate Many, however, remained homeless. Snow and rain fell over many areas In the South, Midwest and plains states. Temperatures dropped to below zero in parts of Montana, tbe Dakotas, Minnesota and •lichignn. I'cmbina, N. D., reported l low of -10 and the mercury dip>ed at -8 nt Miles City, Mont. A heavy band of snow fell from Springfield. Mo.', northeastward to St. Louis and there were fairly icavy fnlls In parts of Southern Illinois and Indiana. Light snow fell today In parts of the Dakotns, Wyoming and Nebraska and there was rain or snow In areas of California, Oregon nnd Nevada. The lortindlc winds swept from Deriddcr, In southwest Louisiana through Mississippi, Arkansas. Tennessee, nnd then struck nt Columbus, Oa., and nearby Phenlx City Ala. At Terry, Miss., ptirt of a five room school was demolished mid one pupil killed and 23 others hurl Heavy rains accompanied the higl winds In many areas. Some of the flood victims In th Beatrice. Nebr.. area began mov ing back to their homes ns the Bi •„ v.- t Blue River receded. The river carl Permit a person _to will his^body : : . cr (ms w(J(sk n|l , hc southens " ' """ " Nebraska community of 12.000 wit n flood crest causing hundreds to flee their homes. Hnwcver. the Red Cross declare Beatrice n major disaster arc Many flood victims will he nnab to return to their homes for sever rinys. In the northeast portion velfare worker. Mrs. F.ivntl said that ench of the 14 cup brought to b«r -' "- -'.^'.. • ftiL '•-' M«^ $1,000. 'Ill* charge Is n misdemeanor unuer Missouri Inws. Chief Lovelace said that liquor Is IMS sold by'the drink at four places In d from Sfceele and that the license do]iera sciiool, 6V wns on the stfftt* late at tors will be permitted to continue In nlrht when the parents should have buslne-ss until their licenses expire indc sure that he wns home. Records from this county show Hint Mississippi County ranks sec- | » c oud to Pulnskl county In the totnl on June 30, 1W9. No new licenses , . will be issued during that period, The operation of two package IHltl L*J L UUI.TEVI tiJH''^ "I **•»• •••-•-- ---- ~i ------ f number of children before the court* stores, where liquor is sold for oit- for reasons of delinquency, during i,he premises con-sumptlon. will no. the first 10 months of last year. In 4» changed as a re-sult of the spe- - vision" over two multl-btlllon dollar ngenclcs: the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, chiefly n lender to U. S3. business concerns nnd the Export-Import Bank, chiefly A lender to foreign governments. "The President." said the majority report, "cannot give the time necessary for their supervision. Practically, they nrc accountable to nobody. The treasury should ngnln be made the real fiscal center of the government.'' While there wns dissension on that point, the commission called unanimously for "thorough" reorganization of the Treasury to rid it of politics, "obsolete organization and methods" nnd Irrelevant functions. "Considerable'savings can be accomplished hy the reorganization nf tlie Treasury's field services nnd llio elimination of political appointments nmoiiK them," the group said. It ndded 'hat such appointment aro "one of the chief handicaps to effective organization," and "ore regarded by some as sinecures." A«Vn Career Appointments To get politics out, the commission said, nil Treasury officials below assistant secretary "should preferably be appointed from th* career scrvlc« without Senate confirmation." Tlie commission's biggest split no~ olflcni "action had been taken I came on * recommendation than townrd the. pureliMlng of the lots, thfj Federal Deposit Insurance Cor- fe , ^1 ^'* T -_iT._; _._ ^ ..• U-_L ' ... ., -; .-L-. J_._ J^,^^,,^,, *.,.*__ Mayor K* • two of th«jf by prop three other property owners . . .... been contacted, but that there had Five members dissent* been no definite action on the three, that the FDIC, supported by bank . tion Mrs. Pavall snld clal election, Chief Lovelace cx- half ns many delln- plained .The only Issue In the clec- thts connec that already oiicnts bad been reported to her , office, as during that ten-month leaders, was whether to continue legal sales by the drink within the . whlcli was backed by church period. 16 Cases Urport«ll In 1049 municipality. Prom January to O.Hober In 1948 costs were reported, nnd during | imiary, February and the first erk of Mnrch 16 cnscs hnve been .bmltted to the child welfare of- ce here. Of the 11 white cases be- or« tlie child welfare worker tn aiiuary nnd February, five were end before County Judge Roland Green In Juvenile court, and of Hoc five, two were committed to I or any part thercol, after deiith for use in the advancement of medical science. Soybeans May (F.O.B. Chicago! Open High Low Close . .... 2^5'i. 226 1 ; 223'i 224-223 n l the stale, tee jams held back, tern 220 1 ; 218 " 218'; 218 j norarily. the heavy _wnters of th Ne>y York Stocks I'.M. QuoUlionsI emploves and an amendment to a j July .. „,.,.„ ...., . — _.„,-.-. . bill setting up a claims commission. I Mar. ..236 236'i 234 234-234',^ • Elkhorn and Plntte Rivers. The House was in the middle of the muddle when it quit for the day. Between debates, the House defeated bills to: Give the Arkansas State Teachers College at Conway an additional S22.350. appropriate $16.840 annually for the Arkansas Council on Children and Youth, appropriate $25,000 annually to make loans to medical -students nnd appropriate SI0.800 annually for additional re- lircment pay for three Judges. Gathings Urges Cotton Classing Rep. E. C. Gainings of West Memphis, representing Arkansas' District, ap- he bo'vs'rcformltorv at Pine Bluff. I First Congressional mi three were given suspended pcarcd la»l niKhl Iwfore (lie House ommilmcnls. None of the three Agriculture Appropriations Conl- tzi-ls' cases were taken to Juvenile niittcc in Washington to urge au- g '- I tliorlzntlon of branch cotton clnss- Bureau There nrc els-lit boys from Missis- Inf: offices. sini,i Counlv nt the Industrial school Mlssislppl County Farm Mrs Favntl said, and one at officials fall .started a drive lo UK 'NPCTO industrial school tit obtain a brunch of lhe Memphis WrlBhtsvllle nnd nt least four olh- office for Blytheville .in order to r while children In the county nrc .speed the handling of cotton snm- He Indicated that should the owners of the three lots now under consideration agree to sell for reasonable prices, ordinance authorizing tile purchase probably would be adopted at a special council meeting Tuesday night. K. O. FulBhnm, who hns recently started developing an 18-acre subdivision for Negroen, has offered the city two acres for a playground. The first donation of a playground site was announced several weeks ago. E. B. David, realtor, agreed to give the city a two nnd one half- ncre tract tn the David Acres Subdivision west of town, to be used for a playground. Parking Area Proposed Other lots being considered by the coVunlltec include a 364 feet, lot from Franklin to First on Walnut, owned by Tom A. Little. Tcnativc plans call for this lot to be developed Into a parking lot and park combination, serving the down-town men. The second lot Is a ISO by 140 eet plot located on the Southwest corner of Chlckasawba and Dlvls- on street. This property Is owned >y Jesse Horncr. The Ihricl lot Is n two and a half- ossessmenrs rather than tax money, should bo left just as Independent as the Federal Reserve Board Is. All 12 members agreed that the Narcotics Bureau, whclh fights tha Illicit drug traffic, should be shifted from the treasury to the Justice Department. Tile commission recommended that the treasury be made a central agency to (A) "Inspect" 10 other once-active lending agencies still holding more than $1,000,000,000 In assets, and (B) speed up their liquidation. It mentioned such agencies M the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation, holding $127.000,000; Home Owners Loan Corporation, $452,000.000; and Defense Home»- Corporation, $54,000,000. on probation from the Industrial pies from tills area. The action chool, two Negro children. was taken at a lime when the Mom- ^Cl'OO illKl I.WU I*V;KIU vi.' n. ...... ------ -------- — ----- - J ' Mrs Fivati said that the avcrnRC phis office of the Production and len-t'h ol each child's stay at the Mnrkotins Administration was far liriustrial schools was from four behind with Its work. to'elebt months, but that some were Mr. anthlngs Informed the con- illowed to return prior to that time gresslonal committee last nicm 'and Mill others were kept at the that more nntl more farmers nre enrols Vniier using the Smlth-Doxcy classlnu * Close ChccX Made Here ' service and that action should be At present there are no girls In I taken to avoid delays In obtaining ndustrial school from this classifications which must be mndc before farmer-owned cotton can be the Mate in counlv out. since Jan. 1 of thh Sri- JUVENILES on Faffc. 10 Commission To Get ^ Road Program LITTLE ROOK, Mnrch 10. (/P)— Inltlnl phases of Governor Me- nloiicy I Math's four-year. $80.000.000 road around building program will be submlt- placed under government . T >t T n. Tobacco Anaconda BNh Stcol Chrysler John Dccvc C.en. Electric Geu. Motors In!. Harvester Mont'jomr: v W:*rd I oi-khred Co. N'nMnnnl Distillers [v-:iio ... Kr nlblic Strrl . .. K- -nay-Vacuum {, nd'ard Oil N. J 8o.u> llwlnick Texas Co U s. storl .. S/ythevif/e Banks Show Gain in Standing With _ 4 j Others Throughout U.S. Comparing the deposits of Dlythe- 148 3 65 1-2 31 1-4 | ville banks with others thrmighou 31 3-8 : the United Stales. Clinton B. Ax- 53 7-b t ford, editor of the American Banker 34 5-8 37 1-4 58 5-8 24 5-8 which is published In New York City, disclosed today that the Farm ers Bank & Trust Company Is rank cd 1.452nd. and the First Nationa Bank. 2,39-tth. The ratings are based on deposit on December 31. 1948. when th for the Farmers Bank & Trns 55 1-4 18 1-8 17 7-8 12 1-8 24 [ Company wns $11.08(1.577. and th 16 1-81 First Nnilonnl hid deposits 68 3-4 ^7.136. 630. 36 3-4 Both banks showed advances 52 1-8 ratines lor the year nnd the Fir: Southern Pacific 42 71 7-8 N"»'- — ' climbed from 2,631st plac Red Cross Gives Dignity to Human Va/ues Contention, from B.nsficioric! Show Esteem (or Orgoniiotion Which Serve! When Disaster Strike,! Tly Wllma Douglas Courier-News Staff Writer When asked If the Red Cross could use ns little as a quarter, the Tlieslmpehuman values which i donation was accepted and applied elvc dignity to man. and life its toward a total of $35.90-1.14. one ol ncaning arc ultimate goals of the American Red Cross, according to lhe largest to be reached nty. The largest amount sollcit- ts articles of faith, and most of ] cd by this chapter was In 1944 when hem hnvc ben expressed through the chapter showed a total of $36,action of contributors In the Chlck- asawba District Chapter, Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary, explained today. Mrs. Haralson pointed to the fact 445.04 collected. Mother Is Thankful In 19-15 the chapter received the largest single donation on record here when n locally owned business that never had the chapter contri- firm contributed S400. and the same buttons failed to meet the establish-1 year a woman in the western part cd quota, and that often those who gave the most gave the least tn dollars and cents. In this connection she cited the case of a woman tn the western part of the county, who In 1946. contributed a quarter to the fund. The quarter was unsolicited and came with a desire to help. Her son was a patient in and Ar. :y Hospital and the Red Cross secretary had walked across cotton ridges I to 2,394th. In wn I mother. ter to deliver a message to the of the county contributed $100 for the largest individual contribution reported here, and still the 25 cents from a thankful mother shared In a successful campaign. Another contributor, an elderly Negro, could not afford the $1 mem bersblp fee when the fund cam palgn began in 1948. but after th campaign hnd closed he approached the Red Cross office with the question of v<th thi on the Installment plan. His few lenulcs were accepted on several nrraslons until his total showed the I membership Ice -and the cher- shrd ri«ht to display his Red Cross membership sticker in the window. In 19-16 tour former prisoners of vrar entered the Red Cross chapter office before the campaign opened, nnd that year there was $375 on the dvanced solicltnlon that had been iven by these young men who had already given so much to further the growth cf kindness and understanding by preserving the Amer- Way of Life. Joins Side of Contributors Mrs. Haralson told how In 1917 a sharecropper hand his wife came to the office. It was a family whlcl had aid received medical and financla from the chapter and wn other cont grateful. The man explained that they' never had a chance to belong U t .a,,,,,. the "Riving" side before, but tha -,rd nnn wirnmw sticker thev'd had n good fall fit cotto ributors were displaying,! picking and wanted to make a con Retting his nnd membership. rlbutlon to the Hcd Cross. He explained that he wanted to ;ivc $1 for each of the three nictn- icrs of the family. When the $5 bill le extended called for $2 In change, ic and his wife exchanged glances —ns if to visualize the need for the iccessltics of life—nnd then he snld. 'do you suppose \vc could spare it ill?" They did. Another Mississippi County man who was a prisoner of war for some time, and is now a mlnisllal student, gave a half f his tithe to support his church, and the other half he gave to the American Red Cross, with thanks for their help to him. Each year another story Is added to strengthen the bonds of the "articles of faith" promolcd by the American Red Cross, Mrs. Haralson said. Her review of benevolences was made In connection with her report to the chapter's executive board at their meeting Tuesday Sudbiiry School. Mr. Mnloncy's property Is located East of Lake nnd South of the old J. C. nnd E. Rnll- jnd. Mnyor Jackson snld that amounts to be "involved In the purchase of the sites hnd nol been determined, but thnt two would be cash purchases, If approved by the council, nnd the other would be n long-time pay purchase. (Set Go-Ahead Signal The neRotlUllons were given the go-abend siRlinl nt n meeting of the City Council with members of the Chamber of commerce's committee, following the rfKiilnr council meeting Tuesday night. Tlie playground committee, hend- cd by nosco Crnfton, had been nskcd to conduct, n survey relative to the availability of the sites, and their report was hcnrd by the council Tuesday. It was the second meeting of the council with the committee. Other commlttcemen arc: J. W. Adams. James Terry. Alvln Huf- lecl lo lhe new Arkansas Commission when It meets here tomorrow. '* McMath said todny that plans for the first stage of the program have been drafted. He said n number of recommended projects will be submitted to the commission and that from this list it would select the ones to be launched first. The governor told reporters he will meet with the commission and that the meeting "will be open to the public." The new 12-member commission was named earlier this week by the governor. In addition to studying project* for future construction, the commission is expected to name a director of highways tomorrow. McMath had no comment on specula- lion thnt J. O. Baker, the present director, will be retained in that position. Weather fman. Jr.. Russell Hays. B. A. Nelson. an ( | Sclgbcrt jcldel. Mayor Jackson said that the actual purchase ot playground sites would have to be made at an open ncctlug of the Council, and that ilthough he felt sure the Council would approve the purchase of the three sites, It could not be determined. He saldd that had been no plans for the city equipping the playgrounds, but that after the sites had been acquired it would be considered separate. nlsht. and the onenlng of the fund | Oct. campaign for 1949. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 10—1:30 p.m. quolations: Mar May i July Open High Low Lust 3238 3242 3235 3233 3220 3224 3215 3216 . 31C8 3111 3103 3104 2->lS 2824 2315 2RI8 2798 2801 27M 279' 113.60. Arkansas forecast: Clearing, continued cold this afternoon and tonight. Lowest temperatures 26 to 32 north and central portions tonight. Fair Friday, warmer In afternoon. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday. A little wanner west portion tonight and throughout state Friday. Low tonight, 25-35; high Friday In the 40's. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—46. Sunset today—6:03. Sunrise today—6:17. Precipitation 24 hours fo T ».m. today—.40. Total since Jan. 1—14.65. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—39. Normal mean for March—51.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—34. Maximum yesterday—47. ' Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date—

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