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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST, MISSOURI VOL. L-NO. 15 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WKDXKSDAY, APRIL 7, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* Demos' Johnson Backs Knowland s Stand on S. E. Asia Senator Supports Demand For Collective Security Plan WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Tex-as threw Democratic weight behind a demand by Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) that the free nations "step up and be counted" on measures to resist Communist aggression in Indochina. or we are going to know where we stand." Knowland, the GOP leader, told the Senate yesterday in a debate sparked by Sen. Kennedy <D-Mass) that "the free nations of the world cannot ignore or sidestep" any entry in force by Red China into Indochina. Now Is Time "If the free nations really believe In collective security, now is the time to step up and be counted," he" declared. President Eisenhower has earmarked nearly one third of next year's 33,497.000,000 foreign aid budget for military and economic help to Indochina. The budget, sent to Congress yesterday, cuts foreign aid funds over a billion dollars, including a slash of 58 per cent in European assistance. Sen. Jackson (D-Wash), declaring he doesn't want the free world to be pushed to the alternatives of withdrawal or all-out war, said Eisenhower ought to "tell us what he expects of Congress and the United States." Johnson, the Senate's Democratic leader, praised Knowland's stand in an interview and added: "We are at the crossroads of foreign policy right now. We're either going to have collective security # * * Indochina Fighting Still Calm Lull in Red Attacks Now 48-HoursOld HANOI, Indochina (AP) — The luM in the Communist-led Viet-minh's infantry assaults on battered Dien Bien Phu passed the 48-hour mark today. For the second successive morning, a terse French com- munique announced "last night was calm" at the northwest Indochina bastion. The calm was relative, however, .as rebel artillery and mortar bat* teries and the French long-range guns kept up their sporadic firing. Activity in Laos Fresh rebel activity was reported In the kingdom of Laos, whose sister state of Cambodia was invaded last week, according to French press dispatches never confirmed officially by French authorities in Hanoi. A dispatch from Vientiane, the Laotian capital, said Vietminh forces operating near the Mekong River in southern Laos had attacked the town of Moula- pamok, in a rice growing area 15 miles north of the Cambodian frontier. National guardsmen were reported to have been battling the rebels 48 hours. In Paris, the French Foreign Ministry said France several days ago had urgently requested more American assistance in the war, especially planes and aviation material. The United States aid now amounts to about a billion dollars a year. With the monsoons almost at hand, rainy weather forced French fighters and bombers to let up . in their constant hammering of j jungles of Indochina without at TO COTTON CARNIVAL — Sue Jobe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jobe, and Charles Ray Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bay Hall, will represent Blytheville as Duke and Duchess of the annual Teen Age Court at the Memphis Cotton Carnival. They will take part in the Junior Carnival Ball at Crump Stadium on May 13 and will march in the Carnival's Royal Procession. Miss Jobe is a high school junior and is a band majorette. Charles Ray is a t\vo-year letterman in both football and basketball and is a senior. Their appointments were announced by Mayor E. R. Jackson today. (Courier News Photo) So/ons Oppose Giying Britain H-Bomb Veto WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senators of both parties made it clear today they are opposed to giving Great Britain or any other ally a veto on American use of the hydrogen bomb. Sen. Hickenlooper (B-Iow.a) pointed up the issue with a decla- Jackson told the Senate yester- | ration in the Senate yesterday thai day an informed Congress could pass a resolution showing it was behind the administration's policy, "hopes and aspirations" regarding Indochina. There have been reports abroad that the United States is trying to arrange for a five-power warning to the Chinese Communists against any major aggressive move toward Indochina and Southeast Asia in general. This proposal was reported to have been discussed with congressional leaders of both parties at a State Department conference last week. Joint Declaration It reportedly would call for a joint declaration by the United former President Truman was "not correct" in saying that a World War II American-British agreement not to use the atomic bomb without the other's consent still was in effect. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said, "Sen. Hickenlooper is correct." Truman, in Kansas City, had "no comment"- on Hickenlooper's contradiction of his statement, but said, -'The record speaks for itself." Truman and others agreed the 1943 understanding would not cover the H-bomb. Unsatisfactory Asserting that Hickenlooper was "absolutely right," Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor lead- States. Britain. France, Australia er> sa jd in an interview that the and New Zealand, .agreement, was "not satisfactory A State Department spokesman j and was changed." He added that refused to confirm the report of plans for a warning, but said Dulles had discussed the Southeast Asia situation with representatives of the countries named, as well as of Thailand and the Philippines. Kennedy stirred up a boiling Senate debate with the declaration that the fight against the Communists in Indochina will ,be hopeless until "it is recognized that the defense of Southeast Asia and ! he wants no future agreement of that kind. British officials have given their opinion that the former agreement no longer holds. "Any agreement that gives any other nation a veto on our use of atomic weapons, on which our very existence may exist, cannot be justified." Knowland declared. Sen. Byrd (D-Vai, a member of the Senate Armed Services Coni- the repelling of Communist aggres- j mittee. said that as he understands sion are the objectives of such a j the Eisenhower administration's struggle and not the maintenance j military policy "there will be no of political relationship and an- j massive retaliation unless the Rus- cient colonialism." Otherwise, he said, "to pour monev. men and material into the sians attack us." "If we have time to consult with our allies, well and good," he said. the Vietminh troops concentrations and war depots around Dien Bien Phu. But they still roared northward, hitting rebel supply convoys on the mountain trails and highways leading from Communist China. The Vietminh virtually halted their infantry assaults on the for- tressed plain's barbed wire and bunkers Monday after suffering extremely heavy losses in a week of fighting. The rebels tried one assault yesterday on the plain's northwest defenses—their main pressure point recently—but French patrols quickly hammered them back. While they held off at Dien Bien Phu, the Vietminh in the Red River delta around Hanoi stepped up their assaults of Vietnamese- manned militia and national guard posts. The rebels captured two yesterday in the southeastern part of the delta. The French admitted "appreciable losses" in smashing attacks on such posts north, south and west of Hanoi today. least a remote prospect of victory would be dangerous, futile and self-destructive." Knowland said that the three Associated States of Indochina should be offered independence by France and should have the right to decide whether they want to maintain Union. Red Cross Negro Division Over Quota Negro division of the current Red Cross fund drive for" Chickasawba Sen " a te" Foreign "Relations commit- District chapter has exceeded its | tee sajd the ~ 1943 agreements has "But if we are attacked, we will strike back and there will be no time for any consultation." Secretary of State Dulles has indicated that a situation might arise in which such retaliation would be launched in response to communist aggression which did not involve a direct attack on this country. No Commitments Sen. Maybank iD-SC'i said he . thinks it proper to consult with al- j lies about attempts to outlaw use of hydrogen weapons. But if war comes, he said, it will be all-out from the start "and'we can't afford to have any commitments that would tie us down." Chairman Wiley iR-Wis) of the McCarthy's Charge of Delay In Completing H-Bomb Denied Senator Claims Work Stalled Deliberately NEW YORK CAP) — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) says research on America's hydrogen bomb was deliberately stalled for 18 months in the face of reports that Russia was *'fe- pushing a similar Polio Program Courses Set Training Schedules For Volunteer Workers Planned A schedule of training courses for North and South Mississippi County volunteer workers in the county-wide polio vaccine program was released by the Blytheville of- i some delay in getting the H-bomb verishly" project. "If there were no Communists in our government, why did we delay?" McCarthy asked last night in a telecast billed as a reply to criticism of the senator by CBS commentator Edward R. Murrow. The H-bomb reference was interjected into an attack in which McCarthy termed Murrow "the leader and the cleverest of the jackal pack which is always found at the throat of anyone who dares to expose Communists and traitors." "Who caused it?" McCarthy demanded of the alleged H-bomb delay. "Was it loyal Americans or was it traitors in our government?" "Our nation may well die because of that 18-month deliberate delay," he added. McCarthy's statement was called "absolutely ridiculous" by Rep. Melvin Price i.D-Ill). a member of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy. "He doesn't,-know what he's talking about," Price said in Wash- inp:on. "He showed complete ignorance." Answer Filmed Price said there may have been •project started, but "certainly not periods for for the reasons" McCarthy indi- fice today. First instructional north Mississippi County got underrated, way today with meetings of school Both the Atomic Energy Corn- unit chairmen and clinic personnel : mission and Rep. W. Sterling qole All meetings for workers in theiiR-NY), chairman of the joint north area will be at the Junior atomic committee, declined corn- Chamber of Commerce clubroom. | ment. South countv workers will meet in i The H-bomb statement was a the auditorium of the junior high j by-product of McCarthy's reply to school. 'charges by Murrow that he has Here's the remainder of the sche- j abused his authority as a Senate dule for Blytheville: Thursday—School record keepers are to meet at either 9. 10 or 11 a.m. (workers may select most con- vient hour). Monday—Classroom mothers to meet at either 9, 10, 11, a..m or 1, investigator. Murrow attacked McCarthy on March 9. He offered to turn his 30-minute See It Now show over to the senator for his reply. The answer was filmed over the weekend and telecast while McCarthy o D m was in Arizona. These courses will be offered in | Although the film was kept se- Osceola beginning on Tuesday. April | cret until shortly before air time, 13, when school unit chairman meet Murrow. through sources he de- at 10:30 a.m. This will be followed by courses for clinic personnel at 1, 2. and 3 p.m., with the workers selecting the hour most convenient for them. On April 14, school record keepers may attend an instructional period at either 9. 10. or 11 a.m. Final day will be April is when courses for classroom mothers win be held at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. grembersoA 3500 quota by $83. General Fund Chairman Harold Sudbury reported today. M. J. Shivers. Negro division chairman, reported the following contributions: ' $10 —• Hugh Cherry. $5 — Ernest Caston, Church of served its purppse and he sees no reason to renew it now. Wiley said it is obvious, however, that the British would have to be consulted on American use of their bases to launch H-bomb or A-bomb attacks in case of war, Requests for Indochina Aid Will Be Granted WASHINGTON <XP) - American Baptist Church officials made it clear today t*ey - Ch iley would quickly grant any ne* | Avrft ^ ^ French requests for additional mill- j Vassar tary equipment for the Indochina • war. Christ the Divine. Carter's Temple, I and Knowland agreed Enoch Chapel A. M. E. Church,! But Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenm said Home Funeral Home. Jeremiah "I certainly think Britain should be consulted before we use the Spiritualist Temple. St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church. 5330 _ west End Missionary Preston Lucius They said that sending such additional supplies would be almost automatic under an understanding reached with French Gen. Paul Aly when he was in Washington last month- SI—Maggie Love, Esther Brown, India Lofton, Olivia Blanchard, Inside Today's Courier News . . . Word Gone, But Our Opinion Still Stands . . . Editorials . . . Pajre 8 ... . . . Chiekasaws Figure to Have Strong Track Team . . . Open Season at Caruthersville Friday . . . Snead Is Forgotten Man in Master* Golf Tournament . . . Sports . . . Pages 10 and 11 ... . . . The McCarthy Story — 3 . . . Sen. McCarthy Wasted Lit. tie Tim* In Tangling with Colleagues . . . Page IS ... . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . Page 12 ... Mabel Bush, Lilly Jackson, Annie Brown. A. D. Jackson, John James, Nina Smith, Tiny Wilson, Bessie Brasfield, Othella Sanders; Willie A. Turner, Marvin Clayton, Eugene Pittman, Jane Graves, A. Buchanan, Mattie Driver, Ethel Byrd, Eunice Jackson, Rosetta JBy- num. Maggie, Howard, Jimmy Gathen; John McCloddin, Agnes Cowley, Willie B. Martin, Govermon Bullocks, Mary Daniels, Sarah Walker, Horace White, Jessie Kimbrough, J. M. Kimbrough, Lois James; Will Hernburge, Alberta Smith, Samuel Huddleston, Francis Shivers, Bessie Key, Rev. H. C. Na&h, Penney Goodlow, Will Cade, Car- Fowlks, Mr. and Mrs. Chew, Ed rie Rollins, Mary Bolden; Rosie Lee Weeden. Frankie M. Waxe, Lilly Berry, Essio Bennett, J. E. Phillips, Mrs. Lester, 9 llle Summerall; Ollie Howard, Pearlie Love, EliT^b^th Love, Mne Sue Clnrk, See RED CROSS on Page 2 hydrogen bomb," and added: "In fact, I think the decision on its use ought to be made through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization." Kefauver'" apparently was a minority voice among his colleagues. Six Missco Men Are Inducted A total of six ne — five of them volunteers — were sent by Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47 lor induction into the armed forces today, according to Miss Rosie Saliba, clerk. Next call will be for 15 men for physical examination on April 20. Those leaving today were: Mike C. Wallace of Osceola: Cremer G. Jackson of Kcnnctt, Mo.: Mose F. Simon. Jr., Joseph Ray Price. Carthal T. Fa>on and Jack D. Whittle, all of Blytheville. Blood Donors Sought Donors were being sought here today to give blood to a Blytheville man who is seriously ill in Blytheville Hospital. He is C. Leon Phillips. His wife reported this morning that donors who can provide Type 0 blood are sought. clined to divulge, obtained knowledge of the charges and drew up a reply which was released at the time of the telecast. CBS said first listener reaction, via telephone calls and telegrams, was "overwhelmingly" in favor of Murrow. Lawyer Found For Inquiry, Mundt Says WASHINGTON W)—Sen. Mundt R-SD said today a lawyer has agreed tentatively to serve as spec- ^ ^ ^^ ^ ,__„ ial counsel in the McCarthy-Army j ^overisimilar amount prescribed investigation. He refused to dis- j by suie lgW _ Resu ] ts j rorn ward Reprograming of Base The Air Force has asked Congressional permission to reprogram some $2,717,000 in already-authorized funds for reactivation of Blytheville's air base, it was revealed yesterday. Ark., in the amount of $2.717,000. "If reprogrnmed. funds are mnde nvfillnble nt n future date, this construction will provide for air- Held pavements, communications and nnvipationnl aid facilities, operations facilities, aircraft maiix- tennnce facilities, training 1 facilities, utilities, land acquisition, storage facilities, personnel facilities, administration and community facilities and shop facilities. "When funds have been appropriated and planning has been completed, the detailed information Ike Says He Knows Nothing Congressman E, C. (Took) G a things pointed out today that the Air Force request involves no petition for additional funds. It merely asks that funds be scheduled for new uses. Apparently, the last change in base assignment precipitated necessity for requesting approval to spend the money in a different manner. The Air Force statement released yesterday states that the Blytheville base ''population projected for this use will total about 225 officers, 1,550 airmen and 260 civilians," and opinted out that it will be under Tactical Air Command. Here is the context of the Air Force request as quoted by Congressman Gathings: "To support the construction requirements of the Air Force in accordance with the program of the President, the Congress is being asked to reprogrnm prior public works authorization at. Blytheville Air Force Base, Blytheville, concerning each projects at this of the various installation will be announced from time to time by the Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, the construction agency for the Department of the Air Force. "Subject, to the approval of the Air Force program by the Congress, this installation is scheduled for activation under the Tactical Air Command. The base population projected for this use will about 225 officers, 1,550 airmen and 260 civilians." Variety Is Keynote Of Pemiscot Vote Municipal elections in Southeast Missouri yesterday resulted in a second win for a "good government" group in Holland and defeat of two incumbent aldermen in Caruthersville, where an unknown vote count left the school revenue program in jeopardy. In Holland, Town Board incum-i and Dee Barnes defeated Clyde bents Sam Kindley. Dewey Kindley and M .S. Mirick, along with Virgil Carnell and Aaron Taylor, defeated a slate of five opponents. Considered representatives of the women-led group which elected the five-member board Inst year, these me ndefeated Charley Robinson, Lawrence Stivers, S. R. Hicks, Bill Sherwood and Henry Neil. No vote totals were available this morning. One of the newly- elected board members was reported to have the totals with him but could not be reached. In fact, this is one group of city officials not likely to be bothered with phone calls from citizens — four do not hnve telephones and the filth member's phone hi.0 Lccn disconnected recently. This board \vill elect a chairman who will serve as a mayor. For three-year school board terms, Joe Coleman and Fred Swindle defeated Sam Kindley and L. L. Rogers. In Caruthersville, a school revenue measure which has been approved by the voters for the past three years today faced the same fate that Mississippi County's three-mill road tax met in 1952. Although accepted previously, the Voters appeared to have had a change of heart this year and, with one ward still unreported, the school levy apparently had been defeated. The measure permits the school board to levy an additional tax of of assessed valuation Magers 431 to 310 in Ward Four. In Ward One, Incumbent Wyman Dillman defeated Wilson Fox 412 to 313. Gilbert Hazel was unopposed in Ward One. Mayor W. D. Byrd retained his post by defeating Ott Monan 1,703 to 1,064 and Police Chief E. M. Neelv won re-election over George Phipps by a 2.053 to 637 vote. Polling 1,359 votas. Earl S. Bennett defeated Noel Quinn, 939, and Glynn Malin, 347, for city See ELECTION on Page 2 Unreported Burglary Here Solved WASHINGTON (AP). — President Eisenhower said today he knows nothing about an 18-month delay in hydrogen bomb development as charged by Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis). The President also said he always has regarded commentator Edward R. Murrow, assailed by McCarthy, as a friend. The President's remarks were at a White House news conference, during which he also said the United States has no need to develop a hydrogen bomb bigger than the one it already has. Sen. McCarthy said in a TV speech last night that research on America's H-bcrnb was deliberately stnlled for'18 months despite information that Russia was pushing a similar project. He asked if this delay would have been possible if there had not been Communists in the American government. Never Mentioned The senator's speech was in reply to a program, critical of his activities, which Murrow had telecast March 9. McCarthy called Murrow "the leader and the clev- of the jackal pack which is always found at the throat of anyone who dares to exposfe Communists and traitors." Eisenhower told questioners he knew nothing about McCarthy's telecast and had never heard of any delay in H-bomb development. Questioned further, he said he was very close to the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission •— Lewis L. Strauss—and the chairman never has mentioned such a thing to him. With emphasis, Eisenhower repeated he has never heard of the matter. As for Murrow. the President said he had known him for many years and considers him a friend— one of the friends he had made among newspaper and radio peo* pie. Eisenhower went on to say he didn't recall ever having any philosophical discussions with Murrow. He said that in London, -during World War II. he always thought of Murrow as a friend. Murrow broadcast from London for CBS when Eisenhower was supreme commander of Allied Powers. No Bigger Bomb The president was asked at the outset of today's news conference whether the United States contemplates making "bigger and bigger" hydrogen bombs. He replied this country has no A hitherto unreported burglary intention of going into a program which occurred at O!e Hickory Inn O f seeing how big a bomb it can Saturday night in which $56 in! make. cLo?e the mans' name. Two were still unknown this morn- Mundt said the lawyer is "not j ing since the y had been locked in a ballot box apparently without anyone making a note of the total. Hence, it will be Friday, when the Mundt said the man was inter- j vote is canvassed, beiore the out- viewed secretly this morning by the Senate Investigations subcommittee, conducting the probe well known nationally." adding: "I'm sure Joe McCarthy never heard of this man." Sen- McClellan of Arkansas, senior Democratic member of the subcommittee, told a reporter that "as ot this minute nobody has been selected" for the Job of special counsel. "There is absolutely no ne\|s either way," he said when questioned about the identity of the lawyer referred to by Mundt. come is certain. Revenue Needed Informed sources in Caruthersville said this extra revenue is necessary for the schools to operate in that district. Another meas- change and eight cartons of cigarettes were taken was cleared up yesterday afternoon by information from the sheriff's office at Vnn- dalia, 111., when Sheriff William Berryman was called to check on two men held there on a misdemeanor charge, the sheriff said this morning. The men now being held in Illinois after being fined in City Court on a charge of transporting unstamped liquor are James Conner, 19, of Blytheville and Harold Davis of Chicago, 111. Action is being taken to have the two men returned here on a charge of burglary and grand larceny, Sheriff Berryman said. H. A- Burnett, co-owner of Ole Hickory, said nothing else had been disturbed and the burglary was discovered by his partner, Harry Lewis, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday when he opened for business. Entrance He said he knows of no military requirement that would lead to the development of a bomb bigger than the type already in use. Obviously he was referring to the two hydrogen weapons tested last month in the far Pacific. He said the scientists have speculated a bomb can be made of unlimited size—big enough to blow a hole in the earth's atmosphere— but he made it plain he regarded the size of the bomb exploded in the Pacific as the greatest that can be used with maximum ef- j ficiency. ure, calling for a nine-month school j V;a5 gained by breaking a glass out term and which must be voted on each year, passed. Two Caruthersville aldermen were unseated yesterday when Ausdall 441 to 422 in Ward Three of the front door and unlatching it, he said. The city police were called and an Van investigation was made. In connection with the prospect of a special election being held late this month to decide whether the voters approve of the proposed plan for new sewers, the Courier News is preparing a series of articles in an effort to explain in simplified form all the aspects of the issue. The Chamber of Ccrr.rnerce is preparing^ an educational campaign to acquaint voters with the sewer proposal. Opposition to the present plan and defeat of the proposal submitted to the voters two years ago have been attributed to a lack of understanding of the plans by the voters. Although a wealth of information on the entire sewer problem and the proposed solutions has been presented to the pub- lic, the number of relatively uninformed citizens appears to remain discouragingly large. Ques-.. tions, doubts, accusations and criticism brought out at City Council meetings and public hearings testifies to this fact. Neither the Courier News nor the Chamber of Commerce i* optimistic enough to believe that additional explanations will make all voters informed on the sewer situation here. All the material that will be presented m the forthcoming explanatory series has been publicized before—and all of «' ' been published in new» stoi ; in the Courier News However, charges—made as recently as the public hearing last month on the sewer rate ordin- aner-that the public has not, been told anything of the sewer indicate that many steadfastly have refused to utilize this opportunity to acquaint themselves with the issue- • The problem of Blytheville's sewers is a complex one; hence the solution cannot be simple. In any situation involving construction of this type and in any proposal involving a bond issue. the details are bound to be many and complicated. However, the actual complications of construction and financing are not unusual in that they would be present in virtually any project of this type—whether it be a sewer system or erecting a, city hall. And they will be present in any plan adopted M a solution to the city's sewer problem. Hence, the Courier News' explanatory aehoc will deal pri- marily with the effects of this proposal on the individual citizen. This approach will be used to produce as simple and understandable a series as possible. Although the problem is complex, it is not beyond being understood by the average person to the extent that he can vote intelligently on the proposed solution. Without a citizenry that understands this issue, no election is going to produce a vote representative of the majority's desires. The water company purchase plan voted on two years ago was defeated largely by default—by voters staying away from the polls because they felt they Itnew too little about the proposal—and by some who voted against it on that theory that if they didn't See SEWER on Fate 2 No reason was given by Chief of Police John Foster for not making the information public at that time. Sheriff Berryman said he did not know of the burglary until contacted yesterday by the Illinois officers. Texarkana Wants Industry; Offers $10,000 Reward TEXARKANA, Tex. (#•)—-Wanted: a big industry. Reward: $10,000. You don't even have to live here to win the prize.>Just supply a committee of 15 Texarkana businessmen with information leading to establishment here of a permanent industry employing 500 or more people. If you snag a smaller industry for Texarkana the reward will generally be $20 per person it employs. Rules and entry blanks will be available Friday, said John Oarvey, a bakery executive. Deadline for filing Arkansas state income tax returns is May 15. the State Revenue Department reminded residents here today. An auditor will be in the Revenue Office in City Hall May 6 and 7 to aid taxpayers in filling out their returns. Tax return forms may be obtained at the same office anytime. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers this afternoon and in the southeast tonight local thunderstorms northeast this afternoon; cooler tonight and in the northwest this afternoon; Thursday partly cloudy and cool. MISSOURI — Fair and much cooler tonight with scattered frost extreme north; low temperatures 25-30 extreme northwest to 40-45 extreme southeast. May.lrnnm y*>st.«rday—83. Minimum this morning—6i. Sunset today—6:26. Sunrise tomorrow—5:3$. Mean temperature (midway b«tw*«n high and low—72. Precipitation last 34 hour* «• 7:00 a.m. today—.3*, Precipitation Jan. 1 to 4at»—14.3T. Thu Date LMt TNT Maximum yesterday—W. Minimum yesterday—48. Precipitation January 1 M 17.54. _.. _—

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