SIKESTON - Huge shipments of surplus war materials, especially airplanes, are expected to begin arriving in Sikeston Dec. 16 to be stored at the recently closed Missouri Institute of Aeronautics Airport, according to William Sutton, manager of the field. The field was made into a Defense Plant Corporation storage base Dec. 1, but activity has been confined to preparation for the string of the expected equipment.
SIKESTON - William F. Sikes, B.B. McCaan and E.O. DeField of Sikeston are delegates to the 27th annual meeting of the National Cotton Council at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel in Houston, Texas, Jan. 25 and 26.
NEW MADRID - Chris Crosby, 11, won second place in the finals of the Punt, Throw and Kick contest conducted Saturday and Sunday in St. Louis. The son of Leon and LeElla Crosby of New Madrid placed in the contest, sponsored by the Missouri Jaycees for the second straight year.
SIKESTON - Construction at the new Sikeston Middle School is proceeding "pretty close to schedule," architect Robert Stearnes reported to the Sikeston Board of Education Tuesday.
SIKESTON - Cub Scout Troop 53 from Matthews paid a visit to the pediatrics ward of Missouri Delta Medical Center Monday to bring holiday cheer to the children spending Christmas in the hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy New Year from the post office: The 32-cent stamp becomes official Jan. 1. Also planned is a non-priced "makeup" stamp, bearing a drawing of a dove that is worth 3 cents and can be combined with leftover 29-cent stamps to equal the new rate.