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To City Subscribers; • If you fail to ggf yaup please tetephoRg 7*3451 by 6:30 fj. m. and a special cattle? Will deliver yduf 60TH YEAR; VOL. 60 — NO. 32 Mo»6, Knif« For §e« G&iimin at Bottom of this , iisJ Jan. II, t»i» H0PI, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1938 A». ALC Would Give More Cash to fight Pink Worm LlfTLfc ROCC (APV(-The pink boll worm caused a lot of talk in the Arkansas Legislative Council today, As a result of discussion over the crop-destroying creature, the council recommended that the stats nt Board revise its pest colt- budget to a figure high enough to Xight the boll worm effectively. The revised budget estimate would include compulsory stalk destruction throughout the state, in addition to a uniform set of regulations for those counties in which the bollworm is found, The new budget would be the third submitted by the Plant Board for the current session of budget hearings. The original one ({Ailed for $01.000 a year, but after aTI influx of bollworms recently this was upped to #17,000 a year. Plant Board Chairman • Floyd Fulkerson said he had no idea of the cost of the proposed new program. Fulkci'Son said the neighboring states ol Texas and Oklahoma were responsible '.for the boll worm invasion of Arkansas. He said Texas had "accepted the pest" ajid Oklahoma was doing little or •lathing to control it. He said the Agriculture Department some time ago required the installation on heaters in cotton gin to kill the pest's eggs and a year Inlov decided the devices were no good. This decision was de to "political coercion" in Texas, Fulkerson declared. Western Arkansas was included in the original Agriculture Department order concerning the devices, he added, and the state Plant J»ard never'had agreed they were useless. In other action at the hearing today, an official told the Legislative Council the state has about 30,000 problem drinkers and full-fledged alcoholics. fM Ai»«ei«t*d f>»«ii Nld Clfcl. 8 mat, Iron Lung Victim Gets o Divorce LOS ANGfiLfiS (AP)— Divorce court moved to the modest, suburban home of Doris Murnll. paralyzed ahd in en iron lung for the past nine .years. She was granted a divorce Wednesday on testimony that her husband, Robert, 30. a truck driver, didn't Visit her for six months. She said he also refused to bring her their son, Jeffrey, who 'was born one month befrrc Mrs. Murrill was stricken with polio in 1949. "The boy is all 1 have lefl now." Mrs. Murrill testified. "He is the mo?! important thing in my life," Judge Burnett Wolfsoti approved a settlement giving Mrs, Murrill' $17 a week support. The judge also gave her custody of Jeffrey with the provision that he remain in his father's home. Mrs, Burrill, 29, lives with her parents in their Highland Park home, Audit S-pl. J6, Ciftulaiioni 1,456 PRICE Se COPY 30 Escape in Crash of a Plane, Train BL TORO, Calif. (AP) — A jet lighter plane overshot an airfield and crashed on railroad tracks Wednesday. Seconds later, a seven-car passenger train plowed into the plane. The train sent the jel cartwheel- ing through the air. The Plane came to rest against a lounge car containing 30 passengers. Jet fuel exploded in flames. The locomotive and four cars were derailed. Thre sections of track were lorn up. But no one was seriously injured. The plane's pilot, who suffered only, bruises, was the most seri- ouly hurt. "I'd say the good Lord had his arm around a lot of people," said a spokesman at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, where the let was practicing landings, He.ro of the near-disaster was Pat Schamber, brakeman on the Santa Fe's San Diegan, bound to San Diego from Los Angeles with RESCUE — Elmer Fleming, right, first mats of the Great Lakes ship, Carl D. Bradley, was S!!, e v. 0 : S3 .^r d AW.%«J* ^ tf' 0 .S'"-»,"«?.!: t'rS.-tlt "rokS 1 in two In a-fMff in New Move on NAACP > M !% • Jts * :,v>*v '"" -'LITTLE ROCK (AP)— Atty. Gen, Bruce Bennett' unveiled a new move yesterday in his long fight 130 passengers and crew. Ho dragged the stunned Marine 2nd Lt. Phillip M, Schmidt, Assessment Budget Cut by the ALC LITTLE ROCK CAP) — Thc Arkansas Legislative Council faced a slate of .16 budget requests today with no sign that its economy drive had let up. Sharp cuts were, made yesterday in the state Assessment Co-ordination Department's budget request and pay cuts were recommended for 13 of the agency's.40 employes. The budget-sipshmg, some of the most, drastic 'undertaken by 111 council in its heatings, was don in a closed session. The council recommended salarj reductions for F.C. Canaday, dr. parlment director, and several his top employes. The recommend ed reduction was from $10,000 tc Will Keep Democrat- Funds in Arkansas PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP)— Gov. Orval E. Faubus made il plain here last nighl that as far as he is concerned, the National Democratic Party will get no part of funds raised in the current »stalewide Dollars for Democrats' drive. Instead, he said, he will personally try to raise Arkansas' quota. "I don't want Arkansas not to do its part," the governor told a iplO-a-plate Dollars for Democrats banquet, "but the.;funds raised in these banquets will stay in Arkan- $8,500 a year, .suggested cuts toi pjloi, | other employes ranged from $200 23, from the wreckage, When thoy were 'a'bput 50 foot away the F4D •^ .burs.t*,;jnto. flames'.' , v '* Schmidt, practicing a power-off landing, overshot a steel cable across the runway on which the against the National Assn *or tho p , lane , w ?. s to hook - T . hc Advancement of Colored People and asked an immediate fine be levied against the group, Bennett asked Pulaski Circuit Court to order the' NAACP to pay a fjne of $5,000 for illegally doing business in Arkansas. The attorney general has sought 's fine for some time, but he »ld the court yesterday that an immediate order should 'be issued because Iho NAACP has admitted doing business in tho state, The admission, Bennett said, came in reply to a list of questions he submitted to the organization in connection with a court suit, ' The sunit contended that the NAACP, a profit making organization and thus liable to the state's corporation laws, Those laws te- f ire the NAACP to register and did not do so, Bennett charges, This action is one of several taken by Bennett against fho NAACP. Man Breaks Leg While Hunting sheared ofi a power pole anrl slammed onto the railroad tracks. The train svas approaching at 75 miles an hour, "I saw nothing but a cloud of dust on the tracks about 250 foot ahead of me," said engineer William Ryder, 03, "I put on the emergency brake, Two or thru seconds later came the impact. It toolr another 125 yards to bring the train to a halt." The pilot, son of Mr, and Mrs. William M, Schmidt of Cincinatti, was taken to the station hospftal lor observation. to 51,000 a year, The department's entire budge wos-j trimmed from $345.000 a British Hero Wins Divorce From Wife LOW DON (AP)—A British wartime paratrooper hero today svon n. divorce action gainst the chic, attractive wile he accused of adultery with a Spanish duke, The eight-day trial ended with a . , T, . , , , decree of judical separation for Andrew Knighton of Fulton broke Maj. Anthony GrevUle Bell 38. His Ji S JegpW 4 lio " Ulltlne m tllc woods | wof ,l thy wife, Helen Rosemary, I;!",/Slr^Jr. 8 .^ 0 !™.^ _?S 20, was ordered to pay costs of the suit. • Named as co-respondent was Ihe forrjier Spanish ambassador to Britain, the Duke ot Primo dc Kivera, 54, member of one ol Spam's noblest families and a close friend of Gcnerahssimo franco, Justice Sir licnry William Bar' nai'4 said in his sumrnsUon there was no doubt the wife had admitted jn a row wjtb her husband that she had pommiUed adultery, {t did not follow (hat the con- fessjon was true, ,said the judge— "the objecfbenig io j^eep ihe 'husband " emight his foot under a root and tripped, lie was brought to Fullon by eocnpanions and taken lo a Hope hospjta.1 by an Oakcrest am- Weather Experiment Statioij report for 24-hours ending at 7 a,,m, Thvu High sy, f,ovv 31 N;o precjpj- lion, heavy frost; Total 1958 precipitation through October, 47.00 inches;, during the same period a year asOi 61,94 inches. rose .9 of a fqot pj, to i2,2 fept and J.5 feet at Jndex lo 10,9 feet; L,iTTWS RIYER dropped g,3 feet at Horatio tQ ?8-2 fept but rose i-9 fpet §t WJ)ilPPl)ffs tQ,25.j feet; yme River will eoiv tinue its fall at Ifawfra and wjil § -^t wilhjn ?•}; hours $t tfs sJigiUiy above flgs?4 river j-jse will b fair this lonight and tomorrow. ffo. important Highest Ui(.s . SQs, to piid ?ps, Jcwypst tonight low 3Qs tolow 40s,; Highest friday ' ' A legislator who a,sited not to be identified said the cuts stemmed irom dissatisfaction among coun cil members from" counties where property assessments have no! been certified at 18 per cent oi value or higher, Failure of a county lo be certifl ed at the 18 per cent level mean they will lose some state funds In other action yesterday, the council: Deferred a request for 010,830 a year by the state Cancer Control Commission, Allowed "$18,000 a year for the Arkansas Hisloiy Commission. Approved $8,140 a year for the Territorial Capitol Reilorauon Commission, Approved 25,000 a year for the Arkansas Children's ,Home and Hospital, Approved $11,000 a year for the Civil Air Patrql, Approved $1>1G,450 a year for Ihe State Labor Department, Approved $2J,500 fnr 1959-BO and ?19,000 for 1900-61 for the stale Apiary Board, Approved $29,50f! a year for iho Arkansas Cornmcinorative Commission, Cattlemen Tour Purtle Ranch Wed. Selection of breeding apifnals in the home farm beef herd was denv oijstrqtod and dismissed by Ned Ray Purtie at 'the Tfed Purtle and Son Hereford farm with 23 Hempstead cattloment yosl^enjay, To conamand Ifie tpp beoi jrrarket. price the animals must have width, He did not say how he planned to raise money, for the national party. Denies Pair Fired for Disloyalty Proposed Steel Merger Banned by U. S. Court NEW Yoim (AP)~A proposed merger of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and the Youngstown Sheet v Tube Co. was rejected todny by U. S, DIM. Judge dwiird Wcinfcld. .Judge WciiHold said the EVJLLR, „,' Ark^ ;-{$ P),' r- 'f- tl - Ll PwKP, EupeimtundenUroi' the State Sanatorium, denied yesterday that^tWo employes ,had bon mod tor, disloyalty to the institution. Lipscomb" said tho two were dismissed because they failed to fense against a damage claim cooperate in the sanatorium's defense against a damage claim, Mrs, Mary The forme i 1 Ethel Beavers Kverc-tts, filed employes, and Mrs. suit in Pulatki iancery Court ever their dismis- City to Set Up a Housing Authority Hopes Board of Directors look sleps this week toward selling up a housing authority and an urban removal .program, the need of which has been discussed for some time. Such an authority nnlurally would apply mainly to now construction. The resolution .passed by the group cited'the existance of unsanitary and unsafe dwellings inhabited in areas of Hope and the existance of a shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accomodations in the city to low income groups; Thus, the resolution continued, : there is is a need for n Housing! ""• would eliminate subslan- Authority to function in Hope and ial potential competition betwen the Mayor is hereby authorized them. II would eliminate ' a sub- to activate such an authority pur- slantial independent alternative suant to Arkansas law. source of supply for ,all the steel consumers', It would eliminate Youngstown as n vital , source- of, supply for JndeptJndcnt fabricators, who are In*'competition with Beth- 1 lehcm in Ihe sole of certain fabricated sl?cl products. "It would eliminate Youngstown as a substantial buyer of certain fabricated steel products," Judge Wemfeld said the merger "offers an incipient threat ot setting into motion a chain reaction of further mergers by the others but less powerful companies in tho steel industry. opposed by tho government, Would be a violation of the Clayton Antitrust Act, substantially lessen competition and lend to create n monopoly. Arthur B, Homer, president of Bethlehem, said, however, that if Iho Clayton Act Is to be Interpreted us preventing Ihe use of practical methods-, of promoting real and effective competition, Us effect will be substantially lo retard .the competitive growth uf American Industry. A Youngstown spokesman said there would be no comment until Ihe opinion could bo studied, The proposed merger would have been the biggest in business history. In an 88-page opinion, Rudgo Weinfcld .concluded "there is reasonable probability thai Hie merger of Bethlehem and Youngstown would be in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act, substantially lessen compolition and lend to create a monopoly in the Iron and steel industry." The corporations had sought through long and involved court proceedings for a merger which would have resulted in a company having assets totaling- $2,710,000.000. In his decision Judge Weinfcld said: "The proposed merger would eliminate the present substantial competition between Bethlehem and Youngslown is substantial relevant markets. Believes Board Hasn't Authority LITTLE HOCK tAf — — i slnte Democratic Party elntlrniai snld yesterday he did hot believe the slate Board of Election Cum missloners hnd authority to Invts llgole the recent 'Fifth Dislrici L'ongrwrslunftl election, An Investigation of Ihe ballot ing, In which Dr, Dale Alford of Little Hock defeated Hep. Brook. Mays iD'Ark in a write-In campaign, \vps soimhl by John V. Wells, publisher of the weekly Arkansas Recorder. Tom Harper of Fort Smith, a member of the slalo election Commission In' addition lo heading Ihe stole Democralic 1'tirly, said the elecUon board "does not appear to hnvo any jurisdiction." Harper's reply was In o letter lo Wells, Wells had questioned Ihe use of stickers pasted oh ballots by At ford's supporter. Wells did noli Indicate what he planned lo do next. sals. The women charged they were 'summarily discharged for al- Jegcd disloyalty to the sanatorium" after they appeared as witnesses before the state Claim Commission. Both held ¥90-a-mon(h jobs as kitchen assistants. At tho hearing, they testified in Jcnalt of Mr. and l,: r s. Ni il Biggers of near Jonesboro, who sought $25,000 damage for alleged legligence by the sanatorium 'n ho death of their 9-monlh-old son, Mickey, The commission refused ho claim, Lipscomb s.iid the women roused to coopeiate in answering liiestions prior to the ' at depth, and thicHness of body.' pjus j arrangements. R, L, Crank, Dies at Burbank, Calif. R. L. Crank, aged 41, died His home m Burbank, Calif Saturday, Nov. 15. He is survived by his father, «oyc e Crank of Emmet, two brothers, Rev, Olin Crank of Dermont Ark.; and Bermce Ray Crank of flicnmond, Texas; two sisters, Mis,. Ernest Coffee of Emmet and Mrs, JJoan Browning of 'Hope, Fueral services will be in First Methodist Church of Emmet, Friday at 2 p.m, Cornish Mortuary of Prescott is in charge of funeral India Customs The customs and living conditions of India were explained by Donald Gulp, local teacher at Hope High School, last nigSit before members of the Farm and Home Development farm families ' and members of Die Farm and Home Development Committee at a dinner meeting in the WOW Hall. 'Mr, Gulp, an intcrnatioal Farm Youth Exchange student to India last year, showed colored slides of and explained the farming methods, religious customs, dress and general living conditions of the part of India he visited. Sixteen Farm and Home Development families from various parts of the county attended Itie program. Mrs, William Schooiey and Mrs, Loys Hampton were in charge of table decorations. Melson Frazier gave the invocation, Pol luck was served to tlic following guests: Mr, and Mrs, Syd McMath, Mr, and Mrs. Ned' Purtle PotherofSen. McClellan Dies at Pine Bluff PINIS BLUFF, Ark, fAP)—Isanc S. McClollan, father of Sen. John L. McClellan CD-Ark), died at a Pine Bluff hospital yesterday after suffering a hoar attack Nov. 7. Tlic 87 year old retired attorney was a resident of Sheridan. Son, McClellan received word of his father's death while In the midst of a hearing of tiie Senate Rackets Committee, which he heads. He and Mrs. McClelUm planned to leave Immediately for Arkansas. H was only a few months ago that the senator was summoned lo Arkansas by the death of his son. James McClelland who was killed in a plane crash, Previously McClellun's other two sons died tragically, one during World War If in North Africa, Jhc other in a car accident In Arkansas, The elder McClellan, also is survived by another, 5011, Joe ,Mc,,,— ices"' will be at 11 the first a,'m, ( lomprrow Baptist Church in Sheridan, Mr, Gulp, and 1G families local Extension personnel, and the duke and Mrs. Gro^ V(}}e-pell had entered general denials of the adultery charge, the judge Mi(d he was convinced that tho wife's admjsslun to lj\p huspancl of adultery was a true one. He said he v/os satisfied duke and the major's wile ha/J oppyrtunitic§ jp JP5&' to Costs ot Ihe suit were estimated at •Thc du^e had diplomatic immu* ity M Ihe time the ease was te.rj.ed and thus no action lor costs" was taken against Wm.. j-ie i-esigned as Spanish smtjasadjH' soo,n -*---*"-•—'"•-"••" < '-' smoothness of fleshing, Through the usp of six sejectod bulls the-' eharactprs desn'ed ip the beef an-i! iinals WCi . P pointed''0141 by NedU Ray. The cattlemen. Delected the! animals in order PC their prefer. [ unco with" a discussion on "the; why" Jhay, were* selected. • A lotjr of the pastures wj-js made ' Fatally injured by ,22 Rifle ARKANSAS CITY, Ark. Biily Pencock, 22, of Arkansas City was fatally wounded by a .22 caliber rific yesterday at Hie homo of a friend, Deputy Shorifl Earl May said the w e a p o n accidentally dis cluugcd when Roy Langley pickc'4 ;t up to clean it. Peacock and ley \vere at Langley's home, Peacock was struck m the side tnd died at a Dcrmott hyspjfaj, to observe cows' and palves with the \vinter grajsfjjg program boing used. jjec| Purtle advised the p^eas grazed to prodtie^ gi'oup that in the \vmter, seed fpr harvest, then, followed by Dallas? grass for summer use All Around Town Th§ Star Staff vJ4cd tj}e best JVJr. pur- tie said l,hjs pjan provides! sumtney grazipg of high 9H9jJty duping tlie dry suipn>e.i' season when other pasture areas were suffering. • The, quality beef meeting was .Officers of the Hope Chapter, Future Farmers of America, attended the Federation meeting at Prescott 'Tuesday . . , Bqbby Bur- s.o.n gf the JocaJ eim'plor was elecled Federation president for the pom- year and 'Burgess Caw-elt was ' elected liope w\ll be Parliamentary." Publi? "--- •*" to, tp the Te-wkana North of 50-yard Candidate in Attack on Integration LITTLE BOCK IAP) — Dr. George P, Branseum, a Little Rock, dentist, today launched his campaign for a three-year term im the city school l)ot,rd sviih an attack on school integration, ''The current effort to integrate Ihe public hc'hoojs of our country," Branseum said, "is, the desire of but few Americans ond has been and is being promoted by Com- jniinlbts to strengthen their hold ou our country and it? people." Branscum charged the consUlti- tional rights of the people lo con< tro,I their own f,cliools were beln;; taken from them, "by devious means." jie declared he would work (o restore "these ilghls which are (heirs and theirs alone," The candidate, one qf 14 persons seeking places on the gix>rnomber school board, said he believed in a free public school syslem and would attempt to preserve it l?yt "mining of the races has always resulted in the direct apcl most tragic results for both t]jc while and Negro FSM-GS as well as in a distinct backward step irt the advancement of humanity in general." ' Branbcum has two -opponents in race for the board position v<i- cated by Harold ISngstrom Ji<, The candidates are Ted ' Military Has Ordered a Manpower Cut WASHINGTON CAP) — The EI senhowcr administration, afte postponing action because of lw< war scares, is beginning ai .'icross-lhe-board cut m mililari manpower. Secretary of Defense Mclilroj announced orders Wednesday a reduction of MJITIU 71,000 ii Army, Navy, Air Force and Ma rine Corps manpower Al lh< some lime, tff? Aimy reduced draft cr,ll tor January. Thc Penlagon plan is to trim Ihe over-all btreng'th of the armed sorviccs from 2,590,282 to 2,1525,000 by June 'M when the currant fisea year ends. Under Ihe cutback piogram an flounced by McKlroy, the Army faces the biggest cut—31,798 mr-r — in seeking a .June strength goa ol 870,000, The Marines, with an c'slhnatcc. strength of 189,301, will have to drop aboul 14,000 men. The Navy must eul back uy aboul J 1,000 lo reach a 030,000 level, Tho Air force, now estimated at 003,000 men, must reduce by aboul 13,300, The Army cut Us Januarv draft call to 9,000 men. That J« 2.00Q below the nurpber it has ea up the last several months, Fir§ Sweeps Home, Mpn 57, Perishes WALNUT RliJCKP, Ark, (AP)- West Will Use Tough Policy Jo Save Berlin By HERB ALtSCHULL JiONN. Germany (AP) — Soviet Ambassador Andrei Smlrnftv told Chancellor Knnrad Adenauer to* dny what Iho Hussions intend to do "In realize Ihe liquidation 'of the occupation status of Bot'lfr<,'" Neither Smlrnov nor the tioittt govcrnmenl disclosed what was Said, Bui Soviet sources In Berlin said Iho Hussions will give East Germany's Communist regime control ot Ihe Wesl's land, air and rail roules lo the isolated old cnpl- Inl, In West Berlin, Mayor Willy Hrnndl lold Ihe clly's Parliament the Western Allies have promised "clearly and without reservation" Lo defend the Communist «> threatened city. There was no Inkling when the • ' Russians might make their move, < The crisis was set boiling 10 days igo by Soviet Premier Nlkiln Khruhchev In a Moscow doclora- lion saying Ihe Hussions intended lo end Iho four-power occupation' >\ Berlin. T - Smlrnov's visit to Adenauer: cnme as a surprise. Some West- l cm diplomats said they thought ' .he move rattier weakened the,, Russian Argument that all Berlin properly belongs lo their puppet "3asl German government, Western officials here hod ben xpccling some kind of, fot;tjial , lotlce from the Russians to. the \ , Americans, British ond French •' who wilh Ihe Soviet Union have ( »n occupying Berlin' /or 'lS '• years. > , • Bonn and its Western ' Alllcn - iavc long maintained that.. West,j ieilin, although surrounded tay,> r Sast Gorman territory is within '' lie Western orbit and will rcmaifi '• ! so until till Germany is reunified *. Imnigh free elections. •.'' ' A Western diplomat Moscow's > , hrotigii free elections. \ A Western diplomat MoscowV aclics about Berlin were similar, o those displayed during theJVIicU,' tie East and,Far,Ea>t^vprisoBV^« w ivg,'* A 57-year-old irjan died in a fire which swopt his four-rooiw homo lure yesterday, The hqdy of the dctmi, John SeJ- 's. was found on tha floor near the iront dopr of Use; gulled house, same Saturday, Nay, 29 at Tpxar* ,™ lc ' • 1 - )cc ' _ . - sgenpy head, and Mrs. Pauline Woodson, a real estate! operator. •The school board election \yijl be- kana Bowl IJjis is a pre-LjlUe flose wi|h Ihe wjnn?r nod Jt,9 p.|?y in thP aame Went, .ticket, cgtf Qt Sued by \V|dff>r of a man drowned Ponway 19 months pgu has for |30|l.900 in the . commission sppkesra«n 'j$rs, 'Wesley"Crump of trig ijican eQmmurutv nop- fi/eeii .claims gjtd husband drowned * Aprjs BLUFF, Arls tody of WiUiam $, Alk-n. 37. pf ^em))h,is, vs'ho oro\Ynecl in Ihp Whjta fiivcr hero yciv, , was four rn%s do\vn- uf, quality feede r. th? epiinfy- County He was alone. widower and lived An aulopsy yt little Bock showed Sellers died "i smofcc iuifocation, But Cot oner Bob Higginbothun) said a coroner's ju*y would, cun- sider thg mutter next week despite. Iht- report. The jury war empaneled after officers reported that the ncighbois heard ioud, voices in the hou{j« shojiiy feefwe the cilcU," .ho' said, "What they'would, *-,J-vi ike to hear is a lot ol talk about', Jerlin not being important enough o yo lo war about, 1 ' ,«<-.. Bui, h(> asserted, Ihe Western Powers—including West Germany — are determined to sland fast and not panic. By JOHN SCALI WASHINGTON (API — The 4' Western Big Three are reported- drafting a lough policy to deal" wilh any Communist move lo.in- <> terferc with Allied air, rail and .' highway traffic to West Berlin., •' This U.S.-British-French policy 1 f s ' is taking shape in diplomatic consultation amid mounting belief, • the Fast German Hods will seek -, to interrupt transportation lo the" divided city. In Berlin, a Soviet spurce said ,> Continued on Page Two Arkansas Has Some 36,000 Alcoholics ROCK. IAP) An'oW ciaj told tho Arkansas Legislat/ve Council today the state has about 30,000 problem drinkers and fuii«" H fledged alcoholics, Dt-iin Morlcy, vice chairman ot' i the, Arkansas Commission on AJt-'P- holism, said in support f the agency's plea for a budget iW crease that alcoholism is rapidly being recognised a s a publi?" nualth problem, ' ' The commission now gcfs a yearly appropriation of $15,000, It • wants 017,405. Morjoy proposed that seminars on alcoholism conducted by the. •> commission be expanded into a. statewide educational M io said bpth ihe medical sion and the clergy have 'crest in the seminars. Ife said no other state agency vns Uying to handle education ojj he problems of alcoholism. The has no eonncgliof? Body of Man Is Found in River drawled wiipn a bout Wo, his wife 'and -y {r w^rp fislpn^ Mrs, £\leji 'ana Alcoholics Murley lyld the 'council sonie i&pitals now treat alcoholics they .orderly wp«ld "run of' as> drunks,. ' He said alcoholism is nof "by alcohol but i$ duo tp, . . (gical and physiological disturbances, • . _j The Legislative CountuJl had a" slate of 16 budget hearings today With no sign that Us epoflorqy drive has eased,

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