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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 239 Blythevillc Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1953 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 135 Chinese POWs Seek Repatriation Prisoners Ask Commission To Return Them to Reds PANMUNJOM (AP) — Indian troops made a year-end head count of Chinese war prisoners in their custody today and 135 of the 4,385 checked asked to return to Communist China. An Indian spokesman empha oized that the count was not screening and did not substitute fo Interviews, -which ended Dec. 23. However, Indian guards gav prisoners wishing to return hom every chance to ask for repatria Won. There was no indication whethe the count would be extended to th pro-Communist North Camp, whicl holds 22 Americans who refusei to return home. 3.1 Per Cent Nor was there any indication whether the count would be tended to North and South Korean or the one Englishman in custody South Korea's Foreign Ministe Pyun Yung Tai hinted that if th Indian command continues its pro gram the EOK government migh take steps to free the antW3ommu nlst POWs. "Unless the Indian 'guards re . verse their attitude," Pyun tol £ newsmen, "we cannot let our ah " ti-Communist prisoners remain ir their charge any longer." He did not say why he oppose; the head count and there was nc comment from the Indian com rhand. An Indian spokesman told news men to call .him tomorrow to fine out whether the count will be con tlnued. The 135 Chinese who asked to go home were returned to the Com munists today. The 135 of 4,385 tally was about 3.1 per cent, approximately the same as for the 10 days when prisoners attended explanations. Officially, the count is being made to give the Indian command an opportunity to check its prisoner rosters and to find out exactly how many captives it holds.. An Indian spokesman emphasized that "any requests for repatriation must be regarded entirely incidental to the head count." But observers pointed out that the method used approached *. de facto screening. Slip of Paper Prisoners walked one at a time into the , wire-enclosed corridor around the compound and were handed a piece of paper on which each wrote his name and serial number. The prisoners were kept several feet apart as they moved along the so-called chicken run to a gate where they handed the slip of paper to an Indian officer for checking against a master roster. Each captive was alone with the officer for several seconds—long enough to ask to go back to Red China if he wished. The count began in enclosure B, which has 10 compounds holding Chinese prisoners listed as refusing to go back to Communist rule. Prisoners from a few compounds were interviewed by Red explainers prior to Dec. 23. Many of the captives, however, have not been asked whether they want to return hone. Approximately 20,000 anti-Com- U.S. Has Second Straight Year Of No Lynch ing TUSKEGEE, Ala. Ml — For the second year in a row, there were no lynchings in the United States in 1953. Tuskegee Institute an- noun-sd yesterday. , But t'js famed Negro college said it is dropping its annual lynching report for a more realistic index of race relations. Hereafter racial progress will be measured with a new formula using economic, political, educational and similar factors, said Dr. L. H. Foster, Tuskegee's president. Dr. Foster said mob no lonser a valid index of race relations and that lynchings have lost their significance as a yardstick of race relations because of "changes in the status of the Negro and the development of other extra-legal means pt control, such as bombings, incendiarism, threats and intimidation, etc." The Tuskegee president said the study, will like compare white and Negro standards in four categories —income relationship, voter parti- clpation, education, and employ- mcnt. Although the death rate from mob action has steadily gone down through the years, the nation escaped only once before without lynch slaying. That was in 1952. munist prisoners and 100 pro- Communists—including 22 Americans—were not interviewed during the 90*)ay period provided by the Korean armistice. Could Screen All Two months ago Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya, Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, said he could easily screen all prisoners who were not interviewed to give each man a final chance to go home. Later the Indians all but dis- See POWs on Page 10 FATAL WRECKAGE — This is how the car in which Mrs. Wilber G. True of Roxana, 111., was killed yesterday at Frenchman's Bayou looked after it had hit a pickup truck and swerved into the path of an express van. The impact tossed it 40 feet into a ditch, witnesses said. (Courier News Photo) Taxpayers Get Gift From U.S. Tomorrow By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncle Sam presents a New Year's gift tomorrow to more than 50 million individuals and 50,000 corporations — the first general tax cuts in five years Starting tomorrow, these three 3ig changes will give a new look :o the government's revenue structures: 1. Individual income tax rates will drop about 10 per cent for all except the highest brackets, chopping three billion dollars annually off federal revenue. 2. The excess • profits tax on corporations will expire, reducing :overnment income about two bil- ion dollars annually. 3. The social security payroll ,ax, levied, on both employes and employers, will go up from 1V4 to 2 per cent. It is collected oh the irst $3,600 paid annually to a worker. That will increase income to he special social security trust und by almost l'/ 2 billions an- lually. -.. Seek,Bigger Cuts Drives already have started on wo fronts to give even bigger treaks to taxpayers durirjg the con- gressional election year of 1954. Chairman Daniel A. Eeed (RNY) of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has said the 10 per cent income tax cut is not enough and he hopes for another reduction as soon as possible. Reed also called cor cuts later this year in corporate income and excise or sales taxes. The Eisenhower administration has asked that the social security tax increase—the only immediate thorn in the rosy pictureo tfax reductions—be canceled. Altogether, almost 60 million individual income taxpayers will benefit from the 10 per cent reduction.. But in the lowest income tax brackets, the social security tax increase will aniount to more— leaving a net . ; ;oss in take-home: pay for about f ,rUUt." wLik^t'a* Should Spur Buying Economists have been saying the See TAXES on Page 10 Freed Americans Call Red Camps 'Hell Holes' By TOM REEDY BERLIN (AP) — Two Americans released by the Russians after •ears of imprisonment and forced labor said today Soviet detention camps are "hell holes" where murder and violent deaths are commonplace. Lcland Towers, 28, a merchant eaman from San Francisco, told news conference he had been a ard-carrying ever again." Pvt. Homer Communist "but Cox of Oklahoma State Traffic Deaths for 1953 Number 449 LITTLE ROCK (/P) —State police today placed Arkansa*' 1953 traffic fatality toll at 449-thlrd hlgh- ctt in the state's history. .Police Director Herman Lindsey uld the toll was figured from last, Jin. 1 through yesterday. The 449. deaths romparc with 4*8 lust year nnd the all-time high of M3 in 1M1. , ity, Okla., saifl he was blown off le aircraft carrier Yorktown be- efore the Japanese sank her 942 "and that was a picnic" com- ared to the Russian work camps. The two men were turned over i the Americans in Berlin two ays ago, as a result of negotia- ons between the State Depart- lent and Moscow. Towers said he had tried to go i the Soviet Union to see what ie mainspring of communism was ke and had been refused a visa, hen, he explained, he crossed into ussia over the Finnish border in i5! and was arrested, convicted nd sentenced to three years "for l-eaking in." 53-Venr Sentence Ex-sailor Cox, a military police- ian in West Berlin, said he was pparently "drugged" in a cafe e night of Sept. 5, J949, and when c awoke he was in Russian hands. He said they gave him 53 years after a quick trial on charges of being part of an "intelligence" organization, and suspicion of having slain a Russian officer. Both men said they saw many foreigners in various work camps in the Soviet Union. Cox said these included Bill Marchuk of Breckenridge, Pa., and Andrew Verdine ol Stark, La., American soldiers once stationed in Germany, and six other soldiers from the Austrian occupation forces. Cox said he once worked in a coal mine at the Infamous Workuta camp. Death Every Day "Every day somebody died," he said quietly. Some were machine- gunned by Soviet troops for lagging. Others were victims of accidents. Fights broke out constantly and some resulted in fatalities. Towers worked in a lumber camp. Of It, all he would say was: "It was bad, very bad." A Communist since 1947, Towers said: ''I don't know any more what the word Communist means. I thought and still think there is lot* wrong with the capitalist system, but the Russians are starting from scratch. I love freedom more than ever now, although I still think .here is plenty of room for inv irovcmont In the capitalist world.." Tall, glib ind intenic, Towen declined details of his experience in Russia. Asked if he had in mind some "capitalistic instinct" selling his story later, he grinned sheepisly and said: "you're get- ging warm." Asked whether he would be a Communist again, Towers replied: "Good God, No." Mickey Finn The Russian handling of their Communist state is "complete chaos," he said. Cox told his story chronologically from the night he dropped into a British sector cafe for a cognac. "I met a man and two women, Germans I guess, and they invited me to join them," he related. "I had about four drinks and next thing I knew it was the next day and I was in jail in the East. It couldn't have been the alcohol. I must have been drugged. "Russians beat mo and interrogated me every day for nine months. The$ said I lured officers to the West, that I killed one. They said the military police are part of intelligence, and the unit is guilty, so I was guilty too." Held in East Germany more an two years, Cox said he then was taken to a series of camps in Russia, winding up at Workutn. At one point, his sentence was cut to 25 years. He was released this past Christmas and brought from Moscow to Berlin by train. Illinois Woman Killed, 3 Hurl in S. Missco Crash Two Trucks, Car Hit at- Bridge at Frenchman's Bayou Wilber G. True and his 12-year- old twin daughters, Judy and Joan, all of Roxana, 111., were transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis early this morning for treatment of injuries received in an automobile accident yesterday at the Frenchman's Bayou bridge on Highway 61, in which Mrs. True was killed. On their way home after a trip to New Orleans, the True car ran into the back of a pickup truck owned by Riggs Tractor Co. of Memphis, which had stopped on the southern approach of the bridge -o allow a Campbell 66 Express ;ruck to cross. After hitting the truck, driven by J Sewell of Memphis, Mr Tiue's car swrjved into iue_iut! of"*&a evft-ss^vDn */4 iKfcS, lew open, throwing Tare'"True der the wheels of the transport She died instantly. Mr. True and his two daughters vere taken to Osceola Memorial lospital atfer first aid treatment ly Dr. James F. Coe of Joiner at .he scene of the accident. The body of Mrs. True wa^ taken to Swift 'uneral Home at Osceola and will be transferred to Burke Funeral Home at Alton, 111., funeral home attendants said. Attending physicians said Mr. True received a fractured right eg, fractured pelvis and concussion. Judy suffered a concussion, cuts and josslble fracture of an arm. Joan'., injuries were minor. J. K. Sullivan, driver of the ransport truck, said it was his first iccident in 22 years. Witnesses said the True car was tossed about 40 feet into a ditch. Mr. True said lie didn't know what happened, but that apparently his brakes either failed or grabbed. The accident was investigated by P. M. McKiniey, state policeman at Osceola. Tail Tales Of Traffic Tickets By ROWLAND FAUST (Courier New» Staff Writer) The New Year Is upon us. Today we tear otf the last leaf of the calendar and hang up a new date to start off the coming year. The eve of a new year Is a time when everyone likes to celebrate. Some are glad the old year is over and some are glad that it's an excuse for a party. Being a time of festivities, it might also be a good time for a \varning to the small percentage of persons who "will really get into the spirits of things. In case you're stopped by a policeman for one type of traffic violation or another, don't think you can concoct some excuse to keep from getting a ticket. They've already heard all the excuses you can think up and then some. I was surprised to learn some of th'e gems the officers were offered by people trying to avoid paying a penalty for fracturing the law. One officer Was told by a man stopped for wobbling all over the road that he hadn't had anything strong to drink, it was just the strong tobacco he was chewing. STOPPED for speeding 'a motorist declared that he was try- Traffic Charges Bring Forfeitures Municipal court collected a total of $109.50 in bond forfeitures on six charges of traffic violations by the city and state. Robert E. Berry forfeited a bond of $19.25 on charge of falling to stop for a stop sign. Frank Kuhn forfeited bond of $30.75 on a charge of overloading. Bonds of S19.15 were forfeited by Charles Williams, Jr., arid Asa L. Pritchett for speeding as were the S10 bonds by Walter Barnes nnd Milton Scott on similar charges. Big 3 Notes Delivered BONN, Germany I/PI — The Big Three powers will deliver to Moscow late today or tomorrow their notes accepting Russia's proposal that the Foreign Ministers meet in Berlin on Jan. 25, Allied officials said here today. . . . "strong tobacco" . . . ing. to get to a service station before he ran out of gas. That ruse didn't work. Police say that when a person is stopped for driving while intoxicated, the driver always declares that he has had" no more than two cans of beer. Under the Arkansas laws he could still be charged with driving while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor. On one occasion when a police car was in hot pursuit of a motorist and the speedster had a wreck, it was claimed that the police shouldn't have been chasing the car or the accident would not have happened. How about that? The usual greeting the police get when they stop a motorist is, See TALL TALES on Page 10 Disagreement Strikes GOP on Unemployment Sen. Knowlanc Opposes Ike's New Policy Hollingsv/orth Rites to Be Saturday W. A. Hollingsworth, who lived near Number Nine community, died of a heart condition this morning at the Blytheville Hospital. He entered the hospital last Thursday. A large land owner, Mr. Hollingsworth was 61. He had lived here for the past 33 years and was a member of the Pirst Methodist Church here. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. [la Hollingsworth: three sons, Clavln and John P. Hollingsworth, both of Blytheville, and Pvt. Gearld Hollingsworth with the Army; a sister, Mrs. W. T. Watson of Jlarksdale, Miss.; t. brother, Her- iert Hollingsworth of Watervalley, Miss.; and three granddaughters. By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Di agreement has broken out b tween President Eisenhowe and his chief lieutenant in th Senate, Sen. Knowland of Cal fornia, over a new Admini tration program to combat un employment. Just a week before the openin o f Congress next Wednesda Knowland called the new policy disappointment and said he woul :ack legislation to modify it. H ;ook that position in the face Eisenhower's statement two day ago declaring "complete agree ment" with the policy. Whether the disagreement wouli affect Knowland's attitude towar other white House policies couli not be foretold. The policy is designed to etee some government defense con tracts into areas plagued by larg scale unemployment. Southern Democrats voiced bitte outcries of protest over the pro gram, similar to one put into el ect by the Truman Admlnistra ion in 1952 and dropped last Aug ust. May Affect Democrats Sen. Maybank (D-SC) said in itatement today he would "Intro luce legislation the very first in ta.nce I can'| to prevent the pro :ram from being carried out. But even If Congress should dock or drastically curb the pro ram, there remained the facts f Knowland's unequivocal opposi Ion to it and the as yet unap raised effect the incident mighi ave on Democratic support for lisenhower's legislative program Sen. SparkmanJD-Ala) said' thi ^resident "'seemed to • be "dohiL verything in his power calculated to drive the Democrats away from giving him support on his pro gram." Actually, a few Northern Democrats praised the unemploy ment move; the opposition Was concentrated in the South. Southern Democrats have also condemned the policy on ground it derives the Southert. Textile in dustry of government contract and places them In New Englanc towns hard hit by unemployment Knowland told a news confer ence late yesterday the ordei "needs curtailment" and "leave the door open too wide" for gov ernment orders to be set aside from normal procurement method* and channelled into jobless areas. Set Precedent Last summer, during Senate de bate on the issue, he favored ar amendment which would have for bidden the letting of governmen contracts to anyone other than the lowest bidder. He did not say yes terday whether he would go that far .now. Observers could not immediately recall an Instance when a majority leader, on the eve of a new Congressional session, had taken public issue with his President on an Administration policy and sidec with a powerful segment of the opposition party. Democrats outnumber Republicans, 48 to 47, in the Senate. The 96th seat is held by Sen. Morse of Oregon, an independent. Thus Eisenhower must have some Democratic votes in the Senate on almost anything he proposes. Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) said the Eisenhower program could mean "a return to. a form of controlled economy, and a pretty ugly and undesirable form." Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, former Democratic See retary of State who supported Eisenhower for the presidency last year, accused the Administration )f adopting with few changes what he termed a "Socialistic" -policy. Byrnes, in a statement Issued at See GOP on Page 10 Babson: '54 'Fairly Good' for First Half (EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is . the, annual first-of-the-year forecast prepared by Roger W. Babson, nationally-known economist. This year, Mr. Babson is splitting his predictions; those for the first six months of 1954 follow and those for the second half of the year will be published in June.) By ROGER W. BABSON I do not now believe in the theory of most economists—that business will fall off 10 per cent in 1954, with a greater decline in net earnings. My feeling is that everyone will un(te forces to hold up bu»iness, at least during the llrnt half, to Its approximate 1953 average. This can be done by expanding research, Incrcnslng ad- vortlflrut appropriations, extending further credit* »n<t obtaining labor's co-operation. But ,1 say something much more Important than the above; namely, if business should slump 10 per cent the decline would probably not stop at 10 per cent. Too many business concerns and Individuals are working on a very narrow and slim margin. The decline in employment, with resulting business losses which a 10 per cent O.eclinc In gross would cause, could result In millions of families being unable to nay their bills and Installment obligations. This could set olf a chain reaction, which could send business down 10 per cent, to 30 per cent more, with n corresponding decline In the stock market, commodity prices, and real estate. In this latter cnsn, the Eisenhower AtiminUution would aul- fer as did the Hoover Administration. In view of this possible serious alternative, I have contacted the leading newspaper publishers a.1 to the altitude of their respective communities. Of these, over 970 have replied as follows: The people of 30 communities are discouraged and want to liquidate; 2S7 communities are optimistic and want to buy and Invest more; 843 are now content and In a strong position, but arc waiting until they see how 1954 develops. Due to the results of this survey, I believe the chances arc ten to one that at least the first half ol 1»M will be fairly good. Below are 21 definite forecasts which, in any case, should prove correct for the first, six months of Ittt. My torecMt lot Ui* tecond six months will appear in this paper next June. • • • 1. There will be no World War In the first half of 1954. 2. The Dow-Jones Industrial Stock Average will be less on June 30, 1954, than on Jan. 1.-1954. 3. Taxes will be lowered by expiring laws. ' 4. The price of most commodities will be lower on June 30, 1954. 5. The Eisenhower "honeymoon" is fast ending and he will have a hard time controlling Congress during the next six months. 6. Retail sales can be kept up by manufacturers and merchants spending more money on advertising, selling,.and developing new products. 7. The U. S. population will •<* BABSON •• r»|* !• Jackson Announces Four Appointments Mayor-Elect E. R. Jackson, who will return tomorrow to the office which he held from 1942 to 1950, today announced his nominations of heads of city departments. They are: John Poster for police chief; Roy Head for flre chief; A. L. (Ace) Woods to head the Street Department; and Dave Halstead, airport manager. All these nominations are subject to approval by the new City Council, which is scheduled to hold its first session Jan. 12. Mr. Jackson, City Treasurer Samuel F. Norris. and W. L. Walker, Toler Buchanan, E. M. Terry and Leslie Moore, who were elected aldermen last month, will b« sworn in by Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury at 9:30 ajn. tomorrow in City Hall. Re-appointed to the job he held from March, 1949, through 1951 under former Mayor Doyle Henderson, Mr. Foster will succeed Cecil Graves. Mr. Graves, former game warden who was appointed police chief by Mayor Dan Blodgett after he took office in January, 1952, said today that his plans for the. future are indefinite at present. Was Police Officer 12 Years In addition to his previous appointment as chief, Mr. Foster served on the police force here from 1933 to 1945. He also served briefly as a deputy sheriff before his appointment as chief in 1949. During the past two years, he has operated a cafe and more recently has been employed at the Gofl Hotel. MX. Head has served as chief of Blytheville's volunteer fire department since 1925 and has the longest service record of any city department head. When he became flre chief, the department had 14 firemen and one truck. It now has about 25 men, three trucks, an automatic flre phone system and two fire stations, and has been rated by the state flre marshal's office as one of the best volunteer departments in the state. Mr. Woods formerly was connected with the State Highway Department and resided in Blytheville for many years. He also has been connected with private contractors, and had charge of construction of streets at the air base here. Mr. Halstead, former operator of a dry goods store at Fifth and Ash, now is a salesman for an auto agency here. He was an unsuccessful candidate for alderman in 1952. In connection with further reorganization of the Police Department, Mr. Jackson said the city would begin the year with a 10-man force. Two more officers may be added later, he said, but this would not be done now. Six of the pres- See JACKSON on Page 10 Gayest New Year's Eve in Years Slated , By THE , ' The gayest and biggest New' Year's Eve cel since the end of World War II were in prospect in many of ;he great cities of the world tonight — sparked by the hope that perhaps peace will have a better chance in 1954. In Moscow, the sales of champagne tripled in comparison to last gear's, holiday period. And from York to. San Francisco, theaters and night clubs expected the jreatcst crowds of the postwar -ears. Along with the hoop-la, many planned to gather in churches for watch night services bidding fare- Ex-CopShoulders WillFighfCharge Will Plead Not Guilty To Perjury Indictment In Kidnap Case ST. LOUIS W—Former Police Lt. Louis Shoulders, a veteran offi- er who has survived investiga- ions in the past, now is prepared 0 fight a federal perjury indictment in an aftermath of the Green- ease kidnaping. Shoulders, patient and smiling or photographers, posted $10,000 ond here yesterday to remain ree, while awaiting a call to Kanas City by federal authorities. The iond was posted for Shoulders by professional bondsman. The date of Shoulders' arraign- lent has not yet been announced, ut his attorney, Henry G. Morris, old newsmen: False Testimony Charged "If it becomes necessary to cn- er a plea, it certainly will be one f not guilty." It was Morris, too, who said houlders would fight the perjury harge "all the way" and will meet the issues as they come." A Kansas City grand jury Tues- ay charged in its indictment that .he 55-year-old former St. Louis olice officer gave false testimony 1 describing his handling of suit- ases containing a portion of the ecord $600,000 Orecnlease ransom loney. A little more than half of the ansom still is missing. Shoulders has stated the suit- ases were brought to a district olice station along with Curl Aus- n Hall—since executed with his ccompllce, Bonnie Brown Heady, r the kldnap-slnytng bt 6-ycar- d Bobby Greenlease—shortly aft• his arrest on the night of Oct. «. The Jury, after studying test!- ony of other witnesses, alleRed houlders 1 statement to be untrue. 1, of Arkansas fieouty i U. 5. Campus Queen NEW YORK Vfi — Myra Dnwn azel, 18-year-old University of Ar- nsas freshman from Falls hurch, Va., is the "American inpus Queen." She was selected onday in « competition itl the aldorf-Aitorla Hotel. well to the old year and praying for the peace, health and prosperity that 1953' did not assure. And as America planned to go forth for its usual jolliment, the National Safety Council broadcast its usual grim reminder. It predicted a possible 360 highway fa- alities for the nation's three-day holiday weekend. President Eisenhower will attend a small celebration at the clubhouse of the Augusta, Ga., National Golf Club, adjacent to the holiday White House. But he'll go to work early on New Year's Day on his State of the Union message to Congress. Only 900 miles from the North Pole—at' Thule, Greenland — the men at Uncle Sam's most isolated base will be entertained by Arthur Godfrey and 11 of his entourage. Air Force Secretary Harold E. Talbott. Gen. Curtis E. Lemay, commander of the Strategic Air Command, and their wives flew there last night with the Godfrey group. $100 Bill Despite estimates that It would cost most of a $100 bill at New York's swankier night spots to see the old year out, most managers expected to hang out the standing- room-only sign early. The biggest city's night clubs, taverns and hotels took out 3,402 special "all night" permits to let guests tipple past the regulation 4 a.m. dead- ine. It was the greatest number ever issued. Police assigned 850 cops to the traditional midnight turnout in Times Square. Last year the crowd was estimated at 200,000—one of smallest in years. It may be large tonight. The nation's capital—and federal offices everywhere—close down at noon today in accord with a presidential order. Elsewhere in the United States traditional parades were in the offing. Miami, Fla., prepared for one tonight—the 20th annual Orange Jamboree. Philadelphia Mummers also were See NEW YEAR on Page 10 Weather ARKANSAS—Fair a little warmer northwest this afternoon and north and west tonight and east and south Friday. MISSOURI —Generally fair and windy tonight and Friday; warmer tonight; and In southeast Friday. Maximum yesterday— W. Minimum this morning—24. Sunrise tomorrow—7 :Q7. Simnet to<1»y—4.-S9. Precipitation Ust 24 houn to T:00. . m todfty— none, Mcitn tcmpor*tur« (mldwftjr between lgh And low)—33. Precaution J«n, 1 to teu—M.M. This Date l,»t Tear Mftxlnuim ypjitcrdny—15. Minimum ypsterdny—40. r-cclpUntiou Jniuury 1 M ««t»— M.M.

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