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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1953 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS District Fair Nears Finale Cloudy Skies Due But Little Threat of Rain Appears Northeast Arkansas' ninth annual District Fair here headed into its week end wind-up today under cloudy skies but with little or no threat of rain. Desperado, FBI Agent Are Slain The traditionally large week end* crowds were expected to be on hand, j prefaced by"" attendance yesterday and last night that set a new peak lor the weefc. Partly cloudy to cloudy was the forecast for today, tonight and tomorrow. The possibility of showers still rested with movement of Hurricane Florence which this morning struck the west coast of Florida. Stock car races got under way following the free grandstand show last night and will be held again tonight. Races also will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. The curtain on the 1953 fair is slated to ring down at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Winners of the livestock and dairy judging contests held during 4-H Day yesterday were announced this morning. Winners of the livestock judging B contest Un order of award) were * David Poole, Independence County; Joe Finney. Independence; Jimmy Hamilton, Independence; Joe Bill Baker, Independence; David Cupp, Greene, and Freddie Rorex. Craighead, tie for 5th and 6th; James Petit. Jackson. Bert Cole, Craighead; Bobby Smith, CI a y; Joe McCormick, Greene; Howard Masters, Poinsett; Leon Howerton, Greene; Billy Cline, Greene; Charles Hollis, Clay; James McCarthy, Jackson, and Mickey Grice, Izard. tie for 15th. Dairy Winners In the dairy judging contest, winners were Roger O'Neal, Izard County; Larry Frazer, White, and Weldon Chesser, Greene, tie for 2nd; Herman Sullinger, Randolph; Ray Lee, Randolph; Randal Batey, Greene; Toni Reeves, Clay; Arlis StuVjbs, Izard; Kenneth Stroud, Izard, and Cecil Winberry, Clay, tie for 8th; Phillip Webb, Woodruff, Lindel Tate, Clay, and John Paul Dunn, White, tie for 9th; Glen Odgon. Jackson; and Melvin Griffin, Craighead. In similar contests held by Future Farmers of America clubs, team winners were as follows; Livestock — Reiser. 1st: Burdette. 2nd; Caraway, 3rd; Leachville and Luxora, tie for 4th. Dairy — Burdette and Parkin, tie for 1st; Wilson, 3rd; Blytheville»4th; Shawnee, Blytheville, Dell, Keiser and Burdette, tie for 5th. Individual FFA livestock judging scores brought a nine-way deadlock with each entrant scoring 255 points. These winners included Buck Shaw of Parkin, W. C. Hanner of Parkin, Eugene Jackson of Luxora, Morr Jackson of Manila, Steve Cochran of Keiser, David Wilbanks of Keiser. Individual FFA dairy judging winners were Jerry Forester of Parkin and Billy Garner of Burdette, tie for 1st; Bobby Lewis of Dell Robert Hanner of Parkin and Max Haynes of Blytheville, tie for 3rd; and Russell Wilbanks of Burdette, Benny Gill of Dell, Kohler Blankenship of Dell, Billy Russell of Keiser, Harold Girdley of Keiser, Ben Higgins of Burdette, Roland Howard of Blytheville, Nelson Hokins of Blytheville and Ellis Floyd of Wilson, tie for 6th. Nationalists Will Hold Elections By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEH, Formosa W)—Nationalist China's lawmaking body yesterday paved the way for the first presidential election since 1948, before Nationalists lost the mainland. There was little doubt that President Chiang Kai-shek would be reelected. In a decision bound to be considered illegal by opponents of Chiang's Kuomintang party, the legislative Yuan in effect made it possible for the National Assembly to elect a president and vice president 90 days before Feb. 19, 1954, when present terms expire. After day-longed heated debate, the Yuan voted 149-9 approval of a formula designed to assure that the Assembly will have the necessary 1,523-member quorum—which hasn't happened since the Communists in 1949 forced the Nationalist government to Formosa, Latest figures show there are only about 1,200 members of the 3,045-seat assembly on Formosa. The bill passed by the Yuan permits runnersup or reserve candidates in the last Assembly election to replace assemblymen who joined the Communists, are'miss- ing or were charged or sentenced to jail by the Nationalists. Opponents felt the measure would be considered unconstitutional by overseas opponents of the Kuomintang. Supporters argued the Yuan Is fully qualified to amend the election laws. Interest in the election could center on the race for vice president, because the incumbent, LI Tsung- jen, Is in the United States and certain to be. dropped. Tlie Kuomlnlanj choice almost certainly will be elected vice presto* NATIONALISTS 0* PK« * ' Bank Robber Shot to Death In Phone Booth BALTIMORE (AP) — A West Coast desperado was killed and an FBI agent fatally wounded last night in a blazing 'gun battle at a downtown movie house. Mot of the movie audience, absorbed with the crime picture on the screen, didn't realize a squad of FBI men was shooting it out with the trapped gunman. Another agent was seriously wounded in the battle on the mezzanine of the Town Theater here. Shot to death in a phone booth as he tried to place a call to Los Angeles was John Elgin Johnson, 34-year-old former bank robber wanted for parole violation and as a murder suspect. Agent J. Brady Murphy, 36, of the local office, was shot in the lower abdomen and died about 4 a. m. today at Mercy Hospital. Agent Ray Fox, 39, was shot in the hip. They were leading a squad of FBI men up the steps when Johnson—being stalled by a Los Angeles operator on his call until NEW ENTRIES — Three more girls have been entered in the National Cotton Picking Contest beauty pageant to be held Thursday night at the High School auditorium. They are deft to right) Barbara Hester of Maiden, Mo., representing Kennett; Dolly Manning, sponsored by the West Memphis Jaycees; and La Donne Byers, entered by the Paducah, Ky., Junior Chamber. The girls will be seeking the queen's crown and the $500 cotton wardrobe and eight-day trip to Havana, Cuba, which go with the title. officers could get there—suddenly turned and opened fire through the glass door of the booth. FBI Moves In Brady sagged to the floor and his gun rolled under a chair. Pox fell backward toward the stairs. Other agents moved up emptying their pistols into the booth. Johnson, hit by two bullets in the right side of the chest and one Which grazed his face, slumped against the door of he phone booth, jamming it tight. "He didn't get out of the booth— not till ,we pulled him out," said Scott Alden, special agent in charge of the FBI here. Johnson was dead when he arrived at University Hospital. It was over so quickly only a few theater patrons sensed anything amiss. A small crowd of curious, near the back of the theater where they could hear the shots, was in the lobby when Johnson and the wounded agents were taken out. The movie, "I, The Jury"—based on a best seller by Mickey Spillane—had started only a few minutes before. One patron, Francis O'Brien, said he thought someone "had let off a string of firecrackers." He said the man next to him, however, threw himself on the floor and said someone was firing a pistol. Long Record Alden said Johnson had a record going back to 1935. FBI records show he drew a 15-year sentence for bank robbery in 1941 and was sent to the McNeil Island federal prison. A "rough prisoner," he was later transferred to Alcatraz Prison. He was conditionally released from Alcatraz last March 20. In addition to violating that release he Was wanted for questioning in the death of a Huntington Park, Calif., man found strangled in his shower Aug. 4. Alden explained setting of the trap this way: The Los Angeles FBI called the local office yesterday to say Johnson was here, had made a phone -.all to the West Coast city and was opposed to call back last night. Alden spotted groups of agents around the city late yesterday. About 7:30 last night, Johnson miked into the Town Theater and placed his call. (Alden said he thought he was calling someone on a Los Angeles newspaper). The Los Angeles operator stalled him while the call was traced in Baltimore and the word flashed to the FBI here. The group nearest the theater headed for the phone booth. Agents said Johnson seemed to half turn, as from an instinctive warning, just as they reached the See DESPERADO on Pa(t« * American - Russian Fireworks Are Seen Soon for UN Session By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — A new United States-Russian exchange was building up today as the U. N. General Assembly took a weekend recess. The fireworks were expected to explode next week with the end of the policy speeches that opened the current Assembly session. • ——* Although the Soviet bloc already has had its five-nation say, Russia's Andrei Vishinsky was reported readying an overall answer to questions raised by more than 40 other members in their opening statements on Korean peace and other areas of world tension. Vish- NYC Waterfront Situation Is Tense By RAY KOHN NEW YORK (AP) — The ever-turbulent New -York waterfront, harboring a multi-billion dollar industry and a multitude of rackets, today seethes with even greater unrest as rival unions vie for power amid a dock strike threat to all Atlantic coast ports. The picture is fluid and highly* volatile. At stake are billions of dollars in business involving industries throughout the nation and the ultimate welfare of the dock work-" Markets to Close One Hour Earlier Beginning Monday, the cotton and stock market will open and close one hour earlier due to the end of day- Ight savins time. Hurt Srtton, manager of Blytheville Board of Trade, announced today. For "at least "a" Quarter of a century the miles of New York-New Jersey docks, making up the world's largest port, has been the setting for petty nnd grand thievery and corruption, chronic violence and even murder. At the helm for the pier workers has been the International Longshoremen's Association iILA), affiliated with the AFL until kicked out by that organization this week on charges that the union failed to clean its house of racketeering nnd corruption. The ILA has been under sporadic investigative fire for years, and extensively for the past two years. Crime Rampant A Brooklyn rackets - probing grand jury turned up a mass of evidence pointing to crime and corruption on the docks. ILA President Joseph P .Ryan is under indictment on charges of grand larceny of union funds. A federal grand jury. Investigating waterfront racketeering, had Ryan on the carpet yesterday in a closed hearing and is scheduled to bring him back again next week. A congressionally sanctioned New York-New Jersey Waterfront Commission has been approved and Is set to start operating with full powers Dec. 1 to rid the docks of crime and grnft and guide employer-union relations. But the AFL's ouster of the ILA, representing some 40.000 workers here and 20,000 dockers in other Atlantic Coast ports, has added the following dynamite to the situation: 1. The AFL has set up a union of its own, to be known as the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL. It's the same name, plus the AFL label. Federation officials said the same name was used because all existing contracts between employers and longshoremen were in the name of ILA, AFL. But the use oi that same name will cause confusion along the docks. Contract Expires 2. The now unaffillated ILA is in the throes of a bargaining struggle with the employers' group, the New York Shipping Association. The contract expires after midnight next Wednesday. The ILA has shown apparent desperation in contract negotiations since being ousted from the AFL. An original union demand for a wage boost of 50 cents nn hour was shaved to 40 cents, then butchered to 10 cents. The association offered the union an 8i/ 2 -cent hourly wage-welfare package and the ILA turned it down. Early today, union and company negotiators broke up their, meetings with no comment as to progress. Federal mediators have moved In to help press for a settlement. 3. In the midst of an Impending strike, the AFL is actively bidding for membership In Its new union. A few ILA locals say they'll go with the AFL, A few are backing Iholr present union, and the rest trt «we»tlng out ttio situation. Anii-Rcd Chinese IbUfCffficer Hold Indian Major Prisoner For 90 Minutes By SAM SUMMERUN PANMDNJOM — An Indian army major was dragged into a prisoner compound in the Korean neutral zone Friday and held hostage for 90 minutes by angry anti- Communist Chinese prisoners awaiting Red "persuasion" teams, it was announced today. Ten members of the neutral Indian detachment guarding prisoners who refused repatriation rushed in with sticks and fought for three minutes with some 500 POWs armed with spiked tent poles. The demonstration broke one prisoner changed and asked to be sent out after his mind back to the Communsts. The flareup subsided and the hostage was released after Maj. Gen. S. P. P. Thorat, commander of the Indian troops, startled the Chinese by asking: The Soft Touch "What sort of Chinese are you? Where is your hospitality? You have offered my men neither tea nor cigarettes." The surprised prisoners melted back nnd a lew moments later brought tea, cigarettes, and finally the Indian major, identified as H. S. Orewal. Thorat said Maj. Grewal was "manhandled and shaken a bit" but not seriously harmed. An Indian spokesman said the. Chinese had worked themselves into an emotional state in demanding the return of a fellow prisoner who had been handed over to the Communists when he reversed his decision against going home. Prisoners involved in the incident are among about 14,700 Chinese and 7.900 North Koreans captured by the Allies who refused repatriation. By terms of the armistice, Red interviewers have 90 days to coax them home. But many of these captives have indicated by violent anti-Red demonstrations en route to the neutral 7.one and signs over their compounds that they will resist attending the interviews. Disagreement over whether they may be forced to attend caused the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission to postpone until next Thursday the .start of Interviews, earlier scheduled for Saturday. The Allies insist prisoners should not be forced, to listen to the "explanations," and should be Interviewed in groups. The Reds want to require them to listen to Individual explanations. Allied interviewers will talk to 23 unrcpatrlatcd Americans, 1 Briton and 335 South Koreans. Peiping radio said the Communists Friday again Insisted at Pan- munjom thot all prisoners captured by the Reds havl cither been re- urncd to the U.N. command or delivered to the repatriation commission. Florida Raked by High Winds as Storm Hits PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AU) — A powerful Gulf hurricane swept across the Florida coastline west of here at 9 a. m. (EST) and raked a long but thinly populated area with roaring hurricane winds. Harold Parr, Associated Press reporter telephoning from a Long Beach cottage settlement 15 miles west of Panama City said winds struck with "very great force." Insky follows the practice of asking for the floor at the end of every opening debate—and always gets it. This time, however, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. chief U. S. delegate was reported planning to follow him under the Assembly's "right of reply" rule. The verbal battle was expected to break next Tuesday after the nine nations still on the speaker's list have had their say. «.-Arhong speakers to be heard Monday is India's V. K. Krishna i. He is expected.to reiterate 'S by Indian Prime Minister Nehru that the Assembly is ignoring Asian opinion in dealing wth Asia's problems. Criticize U. S. Nehru also has strongly criticized the United States for opposing India's participation at the Korean peace conference. Menon has emphasized in recent] weeks that India is anxious to get the scheduled peace talks underway because it doesn't want its 5.500-man prisoner repatriation guard tied up indefinitely in Korea. He has given no hint, however, whether he will support Communist demands that the peace conference include Russia, India, Burma, Pakistan and Indonesia as "neutrals" in what the Reds insist should be a "round table" conference. A U. S. spokesman said American policy on the course the parley should take after it gets underway—if it does—has not yet been ] decided. Commenting on reports that U.S. government officials were planning to give the Communists a choice between an independent Korea under guarantee of neutrality and the continued mainlenance of U. S. troops in South Korea, the spokesman said this was only one of a number of ideas that had been discussed. Await Rod Reply The United Slates nnd us 15 Korean allies are still waiting for Communist China to reply to an offer for a meeting to arrange the peace conference site and date. The Oct. 28 deadline set by the Korean armistice is considered unlikely but a mid-November date was not thought possible. (The offer went out last Monday, along with a suggestion that the conference itself could talk about expanding its membership to a "round table" after it got under way. France, last of the Western bil; powers to speak, came out yester- iay for high-level negotiations with Russia and Red China to end the Indochina war, too. But France's Deputy Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann departed from down-the-linr; support for the United Stales position. He said France wanted India at the Korean talks and favored consideration of the Indochina question during the conference. -« AFL to Campaign For Shorter Hours ST. LOUIS (AP) — The AFL, saying wage boosts may be harder to get in coming months, indicated today that its unions may strive for shorter working hours. This summary of AFI» bargain-^ . -• — -. — ing aims came from resolutions approved at the organization's annual convention which concluded week-long sessions yesterday. One resolution pledged AFL unions to plug for a 35-hour work week and another said the "economic climate" for negotiating pay increases in the next few months is "likely to be less favorable." "If business activity should turn downward," the convention said, "employer resistance to wage increases will stiffen." The AFL delegates resolved to study economic conditions within their industries to be prepared to get the best wage terms possible from employers and then said, in another resolution: "When the total amount of goods purchased by the American people begins to decline, there are two courses of actions which may be followed. Unemployment Tactic "American business has usually taken the path of laying off the work force which simply means that more unemployment results as spending power decreases. "The most logical would be to and wisest reduce the hours of work which spread employment and maintains purchasing power at a high level. This must be done without a Joss of 'take home' pay so that the work force can buy the food, clothing and shelter so sorely needed." The resolution, authored by a committee headed by Lee Mtntori, 'president of the AFL Glass Bottle Blowers Union, expressed the intent of pressing for a 35-hour work week in Congress. "No Raiding" In a quick-moving windup session the AFL approved a "no raiding" agreement with the CIO, outlawing union drives to get already -organized workers to switch allegiance from one union to another. The pnct still must be ratified at the CIO convention in Novnm- ber, and a number of CIO and AFL unions have indicated they won't go along with the agreement. It will apply only to unions endorsing the agreement. In a companion move, the AFL directed its top officials to draft a plan for peaceful settlement «)f disputes between rival unions within the AFL. Youth Injured When Hit by Car Ronriy Kuykerdall, 4. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kuykcrdall of 700 West Ash, was discharged from Walls Hospital after being taken there following an accident yesterday when he was slruc'r. by a car on Ash Street near his home. C. A. Sallls, driver of the car, stopped and took Ronnie to the hospital after the accident. Police say that Mr. Sallls told them that the boy ran from be- oisr Men Held For Thefts Here Quartet Accused Of Entering Hays Store, Pool Hall Four men were arrested last night by V. E. (Buck) Tomlinson, Deputy Sheriff and Merchants' Night Patrolman, and are being held at the county jail in Blytheville in connection with the break- in at John's Billiard Room and Hays Store last night, Sheriff William Berryman said today. Mr. Tomlinson said he heard a crashing noise while making his regular rounds about 3:30 this morning and found the disturbance coming from the rear of John's Billiard Room. When he looked in the front window a man appeared in the back door. Running to the alley behind the establishment, Mr. Tomlinson said he found three men hiding and ordered them to come out. While holding Hie men, a car came down the alley and a fourth man was taken from it. Being alone with four prisoners, Mr. Tomlison fired his pistol Into the air to signal for help. A police car arrived and aided in taking the foui^men to jail- Sheriff Berryman said tools were found In the car that evidently were used by the men to break Into the pool hall. Also found in the car were tools taken from Hay's Store earlier in the evening when someone entered and took some change from the cash register and broke off the handle of the safe. • Found in the Hay's Store were three items with cost marks of Montgomery Ward on them, the sheriff said. The names of the four men were hind a tree into the street in front J withheld this morning pending a of his car. ! complete invcstignlion, but the Hospital officials said that Ronny j sheriff <lld say that they wer» test- minor brulte*. Uenti of Memphis, Demos May Fight Tax Hike Cooper Asks $8 Billion Reduction By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration today Taced a new threat to its goal of a balanced budget: a possible Democratic drive against keeping revenue even up to present levels. Rep. Jere Cooper (D-Tenn) got out a statement yesterday urging that some eight billion dollars in tax cuts be allowed to take effect as scheduled next year barring any new emergency. Cooper also announced opposition to any new taxes to make up the loss in revenue. Cooper is senior Democrat on the tax-xvrlting House Ways and Means Committee and usually works closely with House Democratic leaders. The Eisenhower administration has asked Congress to cancel a scheduled two billion dollar cut in corporation income taxes and a one billion dollar reduction in excise or sales taxes. Both reductions :ire scheduled under present laws for April 1. Reed A[rain Chairman Daniel A. Reed (RNY) of the Ways and Means Committee already has vowed opposition to postponement of tax cuts. He and Cooper would make a formidable team. Normally their committee must start all tax bills through Congress. Accepting the loss of the three billion dollars in revenue involved in these two tax cuts not only would jeopardize plans for n balanced budget but might pure more pressure on the administration to propose some form of national sales tax. But a sales tax already has been denounced by n dozen or more leading congressional Republicans nnd Democrats, including Reed and several OOP members of the Senate Finance Committee. More Defense? Still another complication was talk that more spending may be needed to provide defense against Russian hydrogen bombs. Where the administration could turn for funds to balance the budget remains to be seen. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey has said he Is studying a sales tax. among many other proposals, but his decision probably won't be announced until Congress meets in January The administration is firmly committed to letting two other tax reductions take place as scheduled Jan. 1. These are a 10 per cent reduction in personal income taxes and expiration of the excess profits tax on business, costing together about 5'/ 2 billion dollars annually. First Member Enrolls in CMA First Civic Music Association membership ha* been received through the malls, Mrs. C. G. Red- fnan, CMA chairman, announced today. Mrs. H. C. Sims was the first received. Mrs. Redman said, in urging past members to return their mem- aerships by mail. Mrs. Kendall Berry yesterday was named headquarters chairman by Mrs. Alvln Huffman, Jr., campaign chairman. Headquarters will be set up In Hotel Noble and work is to bcRln there Oct. 5 when Dorothy Clifford of Civic Music 1 Concern, Inc., Chicago, will arrlv*. "The wind is shaking the telephone booth so hard I am getting out of here," said Parr, breaking off his call. Orady Norton, chief storm forecaster at Miami, confirmed that the storm center began to cross the coastline at 9 a. m. One small settlement, Shalimar, near Valparaiso, reported winds of about 80 miles an hour, but this was not definitely confirmed by experienced weather reporters, said Norton. The state highway patrol said it believed all residents had been evacuated from the Long Beach area where the storm struck. The center of the tropical storm thundered across an area of small beach settlements on a coastline indented by bays. Inland along its course were a number of small towns, much forest land and a few creeks and rivers which may swell out of their banks with the heavy rainfall. One-Inch Per Hour Rain fell in Panama City at a rate of more than an inch an hour, totaling 3.66 inches in three hours as the storm's center moved slowly toward thd coast. No late reports were received from, Apalachicola, a fishing town midway between Panama City and the Tallahassee area, which had been isolated by high water. The radio telephone in a state highway patrol car was its only means of communication with the outside world. Hundreds of persons were reported in shelters along the coastal stretch. First reports gave information on very minor damage— beach cottages unroofed, some highway damage, telephone and power lines down. Most of these reports came before the storm center moved Inland. Rains spread out ahead of the hurricane. The weather bureau reported that rainclouds were scudding into Georgia and beginning to penetrate South Carolina. Pier Crumbling High tides and pounding raked a Long Beach area and at Panacea, 25 miles south-southwest of Tallahassee, a pier appeared to be breaking up and falling apart. Capt. Toby Bass of the state highway patrol said waves eight to 10 feet high pounded beaches west of Panama City and seethed within 100 feet of tourist cottages. At Panama City a dramatic struggle with wind and water ended happily when a 52-foot motor boat escaped from North Bay into sheltered water. A bridge blocked the boat for a time, but the state highway department ordered the bridge opened and the boat passed through. The bridge was lowered again wth difficulty after two attempts. Parr, returning to Panama City, said that community apparently was missing the brunt of the storm. "The winds don't compare with the blow at Long Bsach," he said, adding that signboards were torn up and large trees blown down. The hurricane, named Florence for the sixth letter of the alphabet, was the first of the year to touch Florida. Of the other five tropical storms this year, one hit the North Carolina-Virginia-New E n g land area, and two others sldeswiped Bermuda. One gave Bermuda 120- mile gusts. Florida and Alabama National Guardsmen stood by, ready for relief and rescue duty, in the event of heavy damage, but it appeared they would not be needed. Hundreds of persons nocked inland from exposed beaches in advance of the storm. Many homes were boarded up and hotels were crowded by comfort-seeking refugees. Red Cross Mobilizes Red Cross disaster workers were assembled at Panama City, a town of 30.000 population. Water was ankle-deep in streets of the paper mill town of Port St. Joe, on St. Joseph's Bay 36 miles southeast of Panama City. A telephone operator there reported "pretty nearly everybody See FLORIDA on Page g Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. No important temperature changes. MISSOURI — Fair northwest, partly cloudy east and south tonight with scattered thundershowers east and south portions; Sunday fair; low tonight 45 to 50 extreme northwest to 60 to 65 southeast; high Sunday 75 to 80, Maximum yesterday—S2. Minimum yesterday— 60. Sunrise tomorrow—5:52. Sunset today—5:53. Precipitation las: 24 hours to V .M p., m. yesterday—none. Mean tempenituro (mlttwfty between high nnrt lo«.')--7V, Precipitation Jan. I to dnte—32.88. This naif Last \>ar Minimum yrstertlny— -Jfl. Maximum ycstcrrtay—8S. Precipitation January i to J7.W. '

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