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Northern Plains States Still Having Pretty Good Business By 8AM DAWSON MINNEAPOLIS (AD - The northern Great Plains states see their econom^ thespriiig season on a pretty even keel - with some new oil fields for ballast but Sffld 1 ^* of the winter seem to be dying dow.touf 'fAWW COURIER HEW! MONDAY, APRIL f«, 1954 jw4c« support policies. Mor« men are out of work in fee industrialized sections than Uat year. Pay checks have shrunk •ome with the ending of overtime. But economist for the Federal B*»*rve Bank of Minneapolis say ttoat tfr« number of unemployed worker* in the northern Great Plata* te a smaller percentage of toe labor force than is the case to the nation as * whole. And perhaps because of this, Mttatt sales compare favorably with * year ago, although sales of appliances are down, and it's a little more work to collect on payments. Buildinr Plans Hifh Th* dth Federal Reserve District, which the bank serves, include* the states of Montana, Nortti and South Dakota, Minnesota and the northern half of Wisconsin and the tipper Peninsula of Michigan. . Most folk you talk to in the Twin Cities of 8t. Paul and Minneapolis say: "Sure, things aren't quite as booming as they were awhile back. But how could they go on bemg lik« that? Business is still pretty good." Building plans are high in most parts of the district. For the region as a whole contract awards in the first months of this year ran 60 per cent higher than a year ago, with nonresidential building •bowing the biggest boost. Wheat farmers report there is enough surface moisture now for fee seed to germinate, but the •ubsoil moisture is poor. In other words, rain will have to keep coming along at just the right times this year if the spring wheat harvest "is to be a good one—and the rust that hit the valuable durum wheat crop last year will have to gtay away this season if farm in- corae« aren't to suffer further. New Oil Fields Under government crop control rules, wheat farmers are cutting back on their planting. Much of the acreage lost to wheat is going into barley, another price-supported crop, and some into flax. In the southern part of the region, •oybean plantings may take up the spare acreage. Oil from the Williston Basin and from Canada is sparking pipeline and refinery construction from Montana to St. Paul. Growing cities in the basin— which lies in Montana and North and South Dakota and laps over into Canada—are seeing a boom in commercial, school and home building as new oil fields come in. Cities around the basin's edge that service it are sharing the boom. In northern Minnesota hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on taconite ore concentrate plants. It all adds up to firm confidence hereabouts in the economy's future and calm acceptance of its current bobbles. Breakdown Lists Use of Funds Received in Cancer Campaign "I believe that every prospective contributor to the American Cancer Society's 1954 fund-raising crusade for $20,000.000 should be entitled to know how the cancer dollar will be spent." L. E. Isaacs, chairman of the North Mississippi County drive, said today. The drive is being conducted throughout tre country during April which has been designated by President Eisenhower as Cancer Control Month. Mr. Isaacs explained that 60 per cent of the crusade funds will be retained in the state or other divisional areas in which they are con- Arthur Dean Seeks to Allay Rhee's Fears By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL (£) — U. S. envoy Arthur Dean today gave South Korean President Syngman Rhee a rundown on the problems facing the allies at the Geneva conference on Korean unification. Dean, a special envoy of Secretary of State Dulles, conferred with Rhee for an hour in his reported role as a pacifier of Rhee's will end in failure for the West. Dean also transmitted to the 79- year-old South Korean President ;he '"personal regards and best wishes" of President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon and Dulles. Neither Rhee's office nor Dean would discuss their meeting. However, observers assumed Dean reassured Rhee that the United States would stand firm in its backing of the republic's demands that red troops be pulled out of North Korea and that election for all of Korea be held under United Nations supervision. Dean arrived at Rhee's presidential mansion with American Ambassador Ellis 0. Brlggs. The special envoy probably will meet daily with Rhee to keep him advised on Western progress and strategy at Geneva. A statement issued by Dean merely expressed his pleasure at renewing the "warm friendship" of his previous visits to Korea. Dean was last here for the unsuccessful Panmunjom negotiations to arrange a Korean peace conference. He walked out on Red negotiators after they accused the U. S. of "perfidy.' ' tributed and will be devoted to state and local programs of cancer control. Twenty-five percent will be apportioned or research grants to assist some 900 cancer investigators in 100 selected institutions. .The remaining 15 per cent will be allocated to the Society's national office. In an analysis of its 1953-l9y budget. Mr. Isaacs pointed out thai the national office will spend 15.4 per cent of its 15 per cent share of the 1953 cancer dollar for the 1954 fund-raising crusade. This amounts to only 2.5 per cent of last year's crusade total of $19,000.000. For administrative expenditures, 16.4 per cent of the national budget •will be allotted. This • figure ^ is 2.4 per cent of the entire amount given during the crusade last year. The remaining 68.1 per cent of the national office funds will be spent for direct cancer control programs such as professional and public education, service to patients, statistical research and professional grants and fellowships to institutions and individuals. . _ In describing how divisional areas utilize their 60 per cent share of the crusade fund in fighting cancer, Mr. Isaacs cited such projects as informing the public through pamphlets, motion picture films, posters and other displays, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. Much is done in the way of early detection programs and in improving facilities for treatment, he said. North Mississippi County's quota for the cancer drive is $2,000. Astor Building Sold MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (£>>— The Mackinac Island Park Commission is selling the Clerk's Quarters Building of the old John Jacob Astor trading post. It was build in 1817 and is a two- story timber structure. It later was coverted into a summer hotel. Astor founded a fur trading empire on the Great Lakes shortly after his migration from Britain. Mackinac Island now is one of the nation's most popular summer resorts. Perch for an Eik OKLAHOMA CITY (^—Motorists were startled the other day by an elk roosting in a tree near Classen High School. Well, it wasn't a live elk. just the head of one. The Elks lodge concluded that student pranksters were only kidding. By M*S. EAEL M. HEWLETT Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Edmoundaon of Memphis visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams, fir., and her children last week. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams, Jr., and children of Memphis gpent! Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. paul^ Williams, Sr., of near Luxora ' Mrs. J. L.. William* spent 'the; holidays in Hot Springs, visiting! relatives there. j Dixie Hazel Howard was home^ for the Easter holiday to spend it with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. i Charles Howard jr'. * - j John Thweatt, son of Mr. and i John Thweatt was home for the Easter Holidays. He recently was elected historian of Sigma Phi Pra-t ternity at Southwestern in Mem-i phis. j Joe Bob Gentry was home for the Easter Holidays visiting his mother, Mrs. Joe Gentry. Joe is attending Ole Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Charle Ramey and children, Nancy and Jimmy, of Chicago, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Howard. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Driver and children from Atlanta, Georgia, are 'visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Driver of Luxora. Harold Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hills, spent the Easter holidays with his parents. He is a student at University of Arkansas. H. E. Stanford, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Stanford, visited his parents over the weekend. He is attending Ole Miss. College. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson! spent the weekend with her par-' ents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ross, in Jonesboro. ' \ The. Rev. H. L. Robison and his mother went to Blythevllle, Thursday night with Mr. *and Mrs. Charles Johnson to hear Dr. G. Ray, who was holding a Revival in the First Methodist Church in Blytheville. • Mr. and Mrs Earl M/ Hewlett and son, John David, were in Memphis over the weekend."While in Tennessee he filled two preaching appointments and had Easter Dinner with his mother, Mrs.Helen Hewlett, who lives with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Prank J. Dunn, of Rossville. Elizabeth Hanna, spent the Easter Holidays with her parents Mr, and Mrs. W. E. Hanna. Elizabeth is attending Preed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tennessee. Mrs. Odis Raper- and Mrs. Mollie Hanna of Osceola, were visitors with Mr .and' Mrs. W. D. Hanna last Sunday. The Home Demonstration Club met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. E. Head. A demonstration on how to cover a chair with a slipcover was given by Mrs. C/E. Lucas. Mrs. Terry, mother of Mrs. C. B. Wood, is critically ill in her home this week. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Waguman and children of Atlanta were visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bryant and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Don Phillips and daughter, Terrie visited their parents in Holly Grove this weekend while there, Terrie was taken ill with chicken pox. She is recipenting at home now. M. and Mrs. Elenn Hanna visit- en his parents in Mousuri over the weekend. Miss Nora Mae Wilcox. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilcox, has been ill at her home. She is recovering now. Elmer Thomas underwent an em- Case Gets MiAMI. Fla. UP) — Duon H. Miller of Coral Gables, a shampoo manufacturer and head of Polio Prevention Inc., is scheduled to be arraigned this -week on charges of sending libelous post cards through the mail. Miller and Polio Prevention Inc., were listed as co-defendants in a three count information filed April 1 by E. David Rosen, assistant United States attorney, in federal court. They were charged with mailing post cards which contained language of a "libelous, scurrilous and defamatory character." Free on Bond Rosen said one of the post cards Miller was charged with circulating stated that "thousands of little white coffins will be used to bury victims of Salk's . . . vaccine." Dr. Jonas E. Salk of the University of Pittsburgh developed the polio vaccine which bears his name. Miller, at i resent free in $500 bond, faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine for conviction on each count. The corporation could be given a $1,000 fine on each count also. The post cards have been received by residents in at least two Arkansas cities — Pine Bluff and Fort Smith. Second grade children in Pulaski, Jefferson, Mississippi, Craighead and Sebastian counties are to receive the Salk vaccine in an experiment beginning this week. Former Kills Granddaughter Shoots Self GALLATIN, Tenn. (R — Sheriff J. B Bracey of Summer County re-, ported an elderly farmer killed himself with a rifle bullet after shooting to death his 18-year-old granddaughter whom he had re-1 buked for having t>oy friends. j Bracey said Joe Miller Hunter, ' .70, shot to death Carol Dean i Hunter and then killed himself. A neighbor, Jesse Scruggs, found the bodies yesterday at their home at Bethpage, about eight miles northeast of here. "He had his old-fashioned ways and couldn't see why Carol Dean wanted to go out with boys - like other girls do." said Wesley Hunter, the elderly man's son. Korean Exercise Planned SEOUL Ifl — Nearly 5.000 American marines will storm ashore on the East Coast of South Korea next Monday in the first big scale , Marine amphibious exercise here since the armistice last July. NOTICE $3.25 Hyde Park BEER All Brands Cigarettes p** Phillip Applebaum Liquor Store lit f«. Fifth Phone 3-W1 The Gift Shop ON MAIN PIGS WITH APPEAL! Ofc Hickory Inn m w. The BIGGEST selling job irt town Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in th* •arket for what you have to offer. They read vour message because thew want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent , or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WAIST ADS! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. ' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS "Pike's Peak or Bust" was the slogan of the gold rush of the 1850's. . COURAGE—You cant keep a good woman down even tt she is a polio victim, and wears braces. Cheyl Klaus, 21 months old, of Loraln, Ohio, has start•d roller skating tc strengthen her less. ergency appendectomy Sunday at Osceola Memorial* Hospital. Mrs. Cecila Canover from Terre Haute. Ind., is visiting' Mrs. Faye Criss and her mother, Mrs. Laura Carter, this week. Mrs. Emma Koch, who underwent surgery in the Ear, Eye Nose, Throat Clinic in Memphis, has returned home now and is improving. Christine Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Williams Johnson, visited her parents over the Easter weekend. Christine is attending Arkansas Teachers College at Conway. J. C. Scale of Pontotoc, Miss., visited' Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Champ Meadows of Holland, Mo. Mrs. Ray Hudson, has returned home from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Yevonne Berry in. Flint, Mich. Bobby Martin, .son of Mrs. Ruby Martin is "visiting his parents Mrs. Ruby Martin and his sister, Mrs. Fermon Rogers. The W. M. IT. met the Baptist Church Monday afternoon for a missionary program. Prayer concluded the program. The Junior B. T. U. had a wei- ner roast Thursday _night. The Luxora Book ulub met in the home of Mrs. T. D. Wilkins Tuesday night. Mrs. James Riherd, gave a book review of a new book. After the program, refreshments were served by the hostess. A 10 day Revival has just started at the Rosa Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Killingsworth form Blytheville is the pastor of the Rosa Church. Trial of Ex-PW Reopens Today After Recess WASHINGTON W»—Martin Christensen of Hammond, Ind., resumes today his account of Cpl, Edward S. Dickenson's activities as a prisoner of war in Korea. Christensen, a bespec'ta cled youth, had just begun his testimony when the court-martial of Dickenson was recessed Friday for the weekend. Dickenson, 23, a native of Cracker's N?ck, Va., is charged with collaborating with his Chinese captors while a POW and with informing on Christensen and Ed- Weaubely Order No. 53 The Sword Of Bunker Hill There will be a Meeting of This Order For the Election Of Officers An Initiation Of New Members. Monday Night - 7 PM Masonic Temple A POTMJCK SUPPER WILL BE SERVED L. E. ISAACS Secretary ward G»ith«r of Philadelphia. Col. C, Robert Bard, the prosecutor, said in advance of today'* session that he planned to wind up his case against Dickenson by nightfall. Christensen told the eight-member court on Friday that he teamed up with Dickenson and two others to break out of the Red prison camp at Pyoktong, North K6rea> in July 1952. The four were recaptured the following day, Christensen said, and were interrogated by a Chinese guard named Tong. Dickenson was the first to be questioned, Christensen said, adding that when Tong got around to interrogating him, the Chinese "knew it all" about the abortive escape attempt. One of three specific counts against Dickensoa accuse* him of tipping the. Reds to the fact that Christensen had in his possession a pistol with live ammunition. As tensen was "jailed and repeatedly beaten by the enemy." Eire remained neutral ia World War n. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Keatickjr Str*igkt Tistes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor <* Ae 8 faifl L4 $169 Jpint I ^ Pint Plus State Tax GEO. A. OICKEL DlST. CO., LOUISVILLE, KY. - 86 PROOF Moved to New Location On Highway 61 —OPEN FOR BUSINESS— • Mattress Renovatinf of All Types • Furniture Upholstery • Tailored Seat Covers • Head Lining: • Door Panels Covered • Truck and Bus Seats Repaired* FREE Pickup and Delivery Smith Mattress & Upholstery Co. Phone 3-4293 " GRAND OPENING TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 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