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tornado leaves  - HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAfrCH 26, 1948...
HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAfrCH 26, 1948 (AP)—Mccns Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. PRICE U. S* B-29's Point March 26. —(UP)— W. Stuart Symington lid off hitherto top secrets his statement that all is within reach of B-29's North America. heels of Symington's electrifying remarks, informed sources that the wartime flying the superfortresses has extended by intensive training and plane improvement. intimated that the the B-29's now is about To augment this still the air force has developed for re-fueling bombers are in the air, en route a target. George C. Kenney, strategic and officials of Airplen Co., manufacturers the B-29, generally- endorsed Symington's statement yes before a Senate committee. of .Russia as "the Symington said such long- operations would be "limited." But by the first of next said, the air force will bomber groups that could hit of the Soviet Union from or Labrador. They could to these bases or shuttle to as the Philippines' and could be done, Symington with the "currently B-29 utilizing the most development of the refueling- technique which we developed some years ago." now the air force has had official to say about refueling flight, although Briiain has demonstrations with single But after Symington's staic- Kenney said "tanker planes" accompany bom-uer formations re-iuel them at any time. officials said the technique, still under development, remove many of the previous limitations on the transpolar concept. range increases have been through engine anc improvements and day training of crews in throttles to get the maximum clficiency out of available Symington and Gen. Carl A air cnief of staff, empha the congressional commit for sustained operations necessary to obtain bases forest Lands Offer Boom for Arkansas Arkansas, which grows the highest highest quality pine the fastest of any state m the union, is in a position to reap spectacular profits from the boom in cellulose providing it learns to apply business management management to the growing of timber, Al Pollard, Little Rock advertising nan and spokesman for state lum- er interests, told Hope Rotary lub at its luncheon today noon in Hotel Barlow. Mr. Pollard, introduced by W. W. White, local hardwood mill owner, s vyitli the Robert H. Brooks Advertising Advertising agency, and is helping promote promote the Keep Arkansas Green as- pointed out that ociation. Mr.. Pollard J. Bryan Sims Succumbs in Little Rock . , while cotton is' going down timber s coming up, for a new and wonderful wonderful field for forest byproducts las been found in the cellulose ndustry, of which rayon is just one tem. He said that the farmer used o look on timber as just some- hing to be cleared off to make room for cotton — but today unpro- "itable cotton acreage is being -urned into timber. Great as Arkansas' forest pro- luctibn .is it can be doubled by Dusiness management, the speaker continued. The big problem is to convince the small landowner, who :ontrols half of Arkansas' forest ands, that it is really profitable. Such a county-wide program is how seing started in Nevada county by DougBcmis, of Prescott, Mr. Pollard Pollard said. The speaker reminded his audi- Ihat Arkansas' timber indus- worth 165 million dollars a that it employes 26,000 per- or 65 per cent of the indus- ' employed in the state; and here is a total of 1,479 saw- alone. Pollard reported that the had 5,218 forest fires last Little Rock, March 2G — (/P) — J. Bryan Sims, former state comp troller and 1944 gubernatorial candidate candidate died today, He was 51. Sims had 1 been under hospital treatment for several months for a heart condition. He first was stricken nearly three years ago and suffered a second «ltack recently. recently. A native of Fountain, Ashely county, Sims entered state service in 1922 as a county auditor in the state comptroller's office. Sims rose to the post of .chief deputy comptroller and when Homer M. Adkins became gover-,; nor in 1040 he was named comptroller. comptroller. He resigned in 1944 to make the unsuccessful race for governor against Ben Lancy of Camden. An authority on county finance, he sponsored much of the legislation now in effect on county fiscal affairs affairs in Arkansas. He is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter. His son piloted Tornado Leave; Thirteen Dead Oklahoma in a glider in the first wave of air borne troops to land during the Normandy invasion World War France try i year sons, triall that mills Mi state The Associated Press Ugly gunshots bristled along the Way of Sorrows this Good Friday and an appeal went out to the world to protect Jerusalem from becoming a tragic battleground. The Jewish agency tor Palestine, official spokesman for the Holy Land's Jewry, urged - the United Nations to rush troops lem before the British gi Oklahoma City, March 20 —(/P)— At least 13 persons vyere killed by a tornado which skipped across central and eastern OKlahoma last night. Tho storm hit mainly iri farm communities. The twister dipped near Wetumka, 75 miles east of Oklahoma City; near Eafaula, 40 miles oast of Wetumka: Boynton, near Muskogce; Chccotah, near Eufaula and Salisaw, near the Arkansas Arkansas border. Tne Oklahoma highway patrol listed seven dead near Wetumka; one near Eufaula; three at the farm community of Lcnna near Chccolah and two at McClanahan Mountain community three miles north of Salisaw which is 20 miles west of Fort Smith, Ark. The 'tornado first was reported at Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, about C p. m. Eighty four planes were destroyed or damaged there by the twister. It moved gradually eastward, finally hitting Sallisaw, near the Arkansas border about 11 p. m. Listed as dead were: Mrs. Woodrow Strinfifcllow and her three weeks old -baby. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harris and Ihrcc of their daughters, all killed near Wetumka. Donald Shropshire, 17, Eufaula, Ola Rogers, 34, and Commodore Rogers, 77, McClanahan Mountain community, and one unidentified person at Lcnna. Mrs. Stringfellow and her baby were killed when their home about three miles south of Wetumka was flattened by the storm. Her husband husband suffered a broken shoulder and leg injuries and was taken to , 5l .,» ,f^< Truman Splits Up Rebelling Democrats / Washington, March 20 —•(#•) «-' President Truman's refusal to'* too pushed aside left balking Dctao» V crats with ebbing hopes today for?' agreement on an opposing candid date for the presidential nominal, tion. J, 4$ Senator George (D-Ga) told a ref* f * porter he thinks Mr. Truman m have made it impossible for belling Dixie Democzats and nor ern anti-Tiuman forces to back single, strong opponent. The difficulty, the Georgia sena-"f tor said, is that most party mem-f bers in public life who might be acceplbaie to both wings o\ve Mr. Truman something And few with. national statare want to butt heads , with a prseldent m a nomination fight, he added. Unless tne pjcsident later decides decides to quit—a possibility Georfee did not rule out—ihe <senalor said he doesn't see wheic Mich a man troops"to Jerusa" \* Holdeiiville, Okla., hospital The ritish give up their Strmglellows' six year old daugh- year which destroyed 128,000 acres of timber. Most of those fires were incendiary, he charged —someone quarreled with his neighbor and then set fire to the woods. Mr. Pollard Pollard said the state has a law to cover such cases but it isn't enforced enforced Because justice of the peace are politically minded. But for the side of progress he pointed to the fact that today fire mandate May 15, The agency suggested suggested Danish and Norwegian troops stationed in northern Germany Germany might be used. Officials in Washington predict that if American efforts to arrange a Jewish-Arab truce fail, the Holy Land will be in for wholesale bloodshed bloodshed when the British leave. President Truman has called for a U. N. trusteeship to assume temporary will be found Mr a man Truman told or was found soon after the storm n a nearby field. She was unhurt but her clothes had been torn off. The five Harris victims were turned to death in a fire which [oliowed the storm. Travia Watson, Watson, Wetumka postmaster, said a barn was blown into Ihe Harris home near Wetumka and appar- Continued on Page Two —o : his news conteicnce yestciday he is in the fight to ihe finish. "II will i e vciy difficult to nominate nominate anybody else, unless the president president hnmelf decides that it is best for him to step out," George said. As an example, George said he thinks moot of tha Soutnern Civil Higrus rebels would be glad to have Chief Justice Fred Vinson head tne ticket. And he guessed that Vinson, a Kentuckian, would get an okay from northern Democrats who are • kicking aoout the president's stand on Palestine f But even if Vinson were willing

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