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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTfflUST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XI,III—NO. IT) Bljthevllle Dally Nem Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herild Mississippi Valley Leader Continue Draft Or Take Gamble, Eisenhower Says Manpower Needed For U. S. To Carry Out Its Commitments Abroad WASHINGTON, April 8. I UP) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in a final plea for continuing the clrtilt put this choice up to Congress today: Either extend the draft or gamble, with "the pence and security of the world." Only by continuing the draft, lie tnid. can the nation be sure of the manpower needed to carry out its commitments abroad and to "assure the rest of the world that we .shall not falter in our obligations." Eisenhower testified before the Senate Military Affairs Committee. That group and the House Military Affairs Committee both plnn to vote tomorrow on extending the draft beyond its present May 15 expiration date. The Army chief of staff assailed arguments that continued U. S. conscription would arouse suspicion in Russia and other foreign countries. On Die contrary, he said, representatives of all the powers now occupying Germany arc fearful that, the American Army will become so weak it will leave Europe. "Marshal Zhukov (Russia's rep-" ivcscntativcs in Berlin when Eisenhower was there), one of the world's ablest soldiers, said he feaivd the United States was so peace-loving thai it will not be realistic," Eisenhower told the committee. He said that on one occasion in Germany when he brought up plans lor currying out the Potsdam agreement. Zhvikov questioned how long the Americans were going to stay there. Eisenhower said Zhukov complained that, the Americans left Europe soon after the close of World War I. •• Referring to U. S. commitments with our allies in Europe and Asia, Eisenhower said: "We undertook very seriously and soberly to complete these jobs. II seems to me we must just as seriously and soberly assure those people that we have the power and strength to carry out commitments." Under faiestlornng by Sen. Edwin C.'"Johnson; LI:, Culo., 'an opponent of the draft, Eisenhower conceded that 18-year olds do not .mukc good policemen. He said he much preferred 25-year olds for ticklish occupation duties. "Frankly, if you can find a way of solving this without the 18- ycars-olds, I am for it." Eisenhower said. But, he added, "as long ns we depend upon selective service, the 18-year-olds should not be excluded." , Eisenhower said he does not believe any country in Europe fears American intentions. He scoffed at alarmists "who say we are going to be at war day after tomorrow —with I don't believe." Eisenhower said it was the ultimate responsibility of Congress to provide Army manpower, adding "unless Gen. Douglas MacArthur gets the men requested, he will be in real trouble." Johnson said that nobody on Ihe committee questioned the Army's personal estimates—the question was how to get the men. Elsenhower saitl that lowering the physical standards further would only will the hospitals and force the Army to take in move men to care for the sick. Sen. chapman Revercomb. RW. V.. then attacked the anilY's recent order raising the passing mark for volunteers from 5fl to 70 in the Army Intelligence Test, Maj. Gen. Willnrd S. Paul. Army Personnel Chief, said about W per cent, or the recruits failed this test last month, but argr.ei that it helps give the army the highest lype of men. HI,YTHKVILUO. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 8, liMG General Patton Honored SINGLE COPIE3 FIVE CENTS "Gcorgic would .have been pleased." said Mrs. George S. Patlon as Mio unveiled the plaque on the VIOO.COO administration building which was dedicated to him nl Fort Rilcy, Kalis. Foil Hilev from which ration was graduated. The plaque read, Dedicated to Uu> Memory of' General U. S. Army. 18f!3-l!M5. iNEA TiMcpliolo.) is the cavalry school George S. Pallon. Jr.. Auto Accident At Denton, Tex., Fatal To Miss Lavonne Redman j\Fis.s Niula LaVonne ttcdninn, 19-ycar-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Redman, was killed in an automobile accident yesterday afternoon near Denton, Texas, where she was a .junior student at Texas State College for Women. Details ol' the tragedy were not known here immediately except that two other girl students were hurt. It wa.s understood their injuries were not critical. The message was received shortly after 7 p. in. The hotly i.s expected to arrive here tomorrow morning accompanied by Miss Ann Crook and Miss Ilia Rogers, also * Blytheville .students there. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, 10 o'clock, ut First Methodist Church by the Rev. £. I!. Wilford, pastor, with arrangements to be announced tomorrow. Cobb Funeral Hom c is in charge. News of the accident stunned Blytheville where Miss Redman had Two Candidates Seek To Succeed Judge KiI lough life and where her have been widely School Singers !n Top Division Glee Clubs And Choir Take Port In Festival At Arkansas State A first division rating was given Blythtville nigh School Hoys Glee Club. Girls Glee Club and A Cappcla choir Saturday at the Spring district festival at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. Accompanists for the groups were outstanding in extra-curricula ac- Barbara Monnglinn. for Boys Glee I tivitics, having been chosen as most lived all her parents long ^known. Born here, July 18, 1926. in Bly- iheville. she resided with her parent* at 904 Hcnrn. She attended Blytheville High pchool until she entered college where studying toward two degree.';, having planned a career as n laboratory technician. When in high school, she wa.s Judge Zal I), Harrison Is having a hard time these days convincing people he has no opponent, to dale, in ihe race lor circuit Judge In the Second District, He is seeking re-election. News reports from Little Rock persist In announcing that Judge Narison ims two opponents but both candidates lolcl him they were seeking the office now held by Judge Walter Ktlluiiyh, who is not candidate. I. M. Greer of Harrlsburg and E. G. Ward of Plggott told Judge Harrison thev hud announced for tile position" held by Judge K11- , appointed [allowing death of Ills brother, Judge Neil Klllough, and so Is not elcgibic. The Second District is made Up of Clay. Green. Craigheacl, Mlssig- Roy W. Wheeler, Laundry Worker, Is Found Dead Former Circus Man Apparently Victim Of Heart- Ailment Roy Wells Wheeler, employe of NuWa Laundry-Cleaners, was foiuii dead (his morning ul n local hotel where lip made Ills home. The 511-yeai-olcl mnn had beer dead a number of hours wher found Mioi'tlv nflei 0 o'clock, it was believed. Dentil apparently resulted from i honrt attack and an inquest was not held. The body Is held by Cobb -Fun eral Home pending 'arrangement bi'ltig made by his wile, who live, fll 1-vw Lake. III. Apparently | M excellent henlll he wns seen lute yesterday after noon by several persons who talk <'d with him. He mentioned tha he planned un early supper am to attend a movie nnd It was be llevcd he retired about 10 o'clock He worked Suturdny. Coming to niylhe'vllle more limn five years ngo with the Clyclu Heally show, he wns w> impressed will) the city he decided U> leave the circus and make his home here, he told acquaintances. He secured n position ut NuWa I-aundry-Cleiiners us supervisor In Ille washing department. After a yenr there he wns employed at Hlythevllle Luundrv aboul three years before leaving Blylhcvllie. When he returned n year ago lie assumed his former position with the NuWa (Inn. Horn in Connecticut, he rnn away from home nl the ap.e of 12 to Join a circus and since that time had traveled with cnrnlvnls nnd shows until he came to Blytheville, he had told people here. He had spoken of his two children but said he did not know their present wherenlxiuts. His body wns found when the room was entered for clciinlnR. Police chief William llerryman nnd Sheriff Deputies Ralph Rose nnd E. A. Rice Investigated, after being notified. tate Medical Society To Hold Annual Meeting iippi, Poinsetl, den counties. Cross and Crittcn- Chib. Wanda Barhain. for Girls' Glee club nnd the choir. The girls division same ' for nd- !, Jin ; r ' n « jucalion. "La Torrentella.". Boyd. and "It Cannot Be a strange Countrcc." neppcr. Joan Trlesch- '.nann was soloist in the last number. The Boys division sang, "When Song Is Sweet," Sans Souci, and "The Buildtr," Cadman. The choir sang. "Dark Water." James, and "Czechoslovakia!! Dance Song," Krone. Adjucp.tors were Mrs. Ruth Kleppcr Settle, director of vocal music, in LiUle Hock, public schools nnd director of the High school A Cnppella choir; Miss Clifford, director of Boys and Girls olcc Club in Little Rock High School, and C. E. McMonns, director of music in'Norlh Little'Rock. Mrs. Wilson Henry is director of Blylhevillp liiph School olee Club. The ,% members who participated wore accompanied bv Mr.s. J. T. Wcstbrook, Mrs. c. W. Carri^an. Mi's. Joe G. Woodson and Miss Emma Kate Richards. attractive and 'mo»t popular girl in n "Who's Who" contest, and sang oh programs, i' Active in campus affairs of college, she was chosen as a princess in the "lied Bud Festival" when a freshman, participated in the annual "Stunt Night" and was a member ol the college vocal trio. Her father, auditor of Drainage District 17 and farm owner, is active in civic groups here, now serving as president of Chickasaw Athletic Club and long having been a leader in drainage work of Mississippi County. Mrs. Redman is executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother. C. G. Redman Jr.. n student at Blytheville High School. Vern Stephens Plans To Return Pasquel's Check LONGBEACll. Calif., April 8. (UP)—Mrs. Vein Stephens airmailed a S5.00D check today aud hoped thai, would close the incident of her husband's brief career with the Mexican Baseball League. The S5.000 check she sent to her husband, shortstop Vern Sle- .phcns. at St. Louis, was the one lie had received as a bonus from Jorge Pasquel, president of the Mexican league, for signing as a player. The check had not been cashed by Stephens, and he Instructed his wife to senrt it to him in St. Louis so he could return it to Pasqucl. After a few days in Mexico, Stephens changed his mind and signed to play with his old team, the St. Louis Browns. He had been a holdout over salary terms. "I hope that return of the bonus check will end everything." Mrs. Stephens said. "That was one thins over which they had threatened Milt. As I understand it, Vern's contract provided that either party could terminate it at any time." "H c Is very happy to be back with the Browns," she said. 800 Vehicles On Sale LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. April 8. IUPI— A total of 800 surplus army vehicles went on sale at nearby Camp Robinson today, with 85 jeeps set aside exclusively for ex- scrvlccmcn. Federal and state agencies will bp permitted to buy not moro than ,12 per cent of the vehicles today and tomorrow. The sale will continue through Friday. Livestock Plane Damaged At Selma, Ala. L. S. Hartzog Unhurt After Striking Wire In Making Landing L. S. Hartzag ana a Selma. Ala., resident had a narrow escape yesterday when the Blytheville man's Chicago Wheat July Kept 183'i 183',i 183'i 183',i Iftt'.i 183 li 183 Vi 183',i ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. April 8. (UP)--(USDAI — Livestock: HORS: 7.600: salable G.500: market active to all interests: fully steady. Early clearance. 15 per cent of run weights under 160 Ibs. Barrows and gilts. $14.80: sows and most stags, $14.05; few cull sows. $12.50: heavy slags. S13.75: boars. SO to $12. Cattle: 3.300: salable 2.500: calves. 1.200. all-salable: 40 loads of steers on sale, making up about 50 per cent of run. Approximately 17 per cent of receipts cows. Market generally steady on all classes. Choice steers up to $17.f>0; good and choice, S1S.50 to $16.15: a few loads medium to good, $14.05 to S15.25; choice mixed yearlings, $16.25; medium to good, $12.50 to $16: common and medium beef cows, $9.50 to S12: odd head good above $13; cnn- ners and cutters. $7 to $9; beef bulls, $14 to $14.25; sausage bulls, $11.50 to $13; choice vcalers, 511,90: medium to good. $13 to $16.50; slaughter steers. $11 to $17.50; slaughter heifers, $10 to $17.50; feeder steers, i $10,50 to $10.25, airplane wa.s damaged at the Selma airport after striking a high power electric line, a* he was preparing to land his Culver Cadet plane. When the airplane wreckage was removed from the two men, they were found unhurt except .(or slight bruises. Mr. Hartzog attempted to land his plane, after the. wire had become entangled in the propeller and lack of space to make a successful landing caused the plane to wrecked, he said. In attempting to mnkc a landing. after striking the wire and break- City Will Get Malaria Work At Low Cost A malaria control progr'nm will begin opcratini; in Blytheville around May 1, according to an announcement made by Roger Cooper, supervisor of malaria control in Mississippi County. The city has nqired to pay one- fourth the cost of the program and this has made H possible to obtain the remaining three-fourths of the cost from federal funds supplied through the U. S. Public Health Service. Blytheville. Luxorn nnd Manila in Mississippi Comity nnd 40 other Arkansas towns arc parliclpallm; in this year's malaria control program. The local money appropriated will be dispersed by the city ns U is needed in the work and will lie used to pay labor or material costs, Mr. Cooper stated. The control program In Blytheville aims at control o[ the i>y eliminating the mosquito which carries it. The work will consist of treating all malaria mnsquilo brrcrt- Ine places with oil once a week. This procedure is known as lar- vaciding and it kills all malaria mosquito larvae, or wiggletails, found breeding in the water. Use of larvacidlng rather than DDT house spraying as a malaria control measure In towns has been questioned. Malaria control officials explain, however, that larviciriing i.s the most effective mosquito control measure known. When cITcclively done, it Soviet Demand To Be Resisted U.S. and Britain Will Plan New Strategy In Iranian Case Ing it, the pilot made a turn and successfully sat the plane down but a wire fence at the end of the runway caused him to apply the brakes so forcibly that the plane nosed over. With him was Julian Welch of Selma, who also "didn't get a scratch." The accident occurred about 0 o'clock alter Mr. Hartzog had gone to Selma by air to attend to business. He salt! he was not familiar enough with the field to realize the position of the power line. He had taken his friend up for a ricte and was preparing to make the landing completely eliminates the malaria mosquito, while OUT when sprayed on the walls kills only those which come In contact with It. DDT Is a ', substitute control measure for ma- Inrla which Is used in thinly populated sections where the number of people to be protected docs not justify the cost of a larvicide program. DDT house spraying will be nscd in Ihe smaller towns and in the rural sections ot Mississippi County, while be i a Inrvlciding program will be carried out In Manila, Luxora and BlylheviHe. "We appreciate the local fiuari- cial aid given our work and will do our best to have an efTcctivc control program In the city." said Mr. Cooper. "The malaria rate in Arkansas for the past few years has been lower than ever before and a campaign against the disease now, white it is down, has a chance to do the most good. Then, our control program has another purpose behind It:—there are 'thousands of veterans back from malarious war fronts and health and military of flcials advise that an extensive con trol campaign Is very necessary at this time to prevent foreign strains of malaria from being spread from returned service men. when the wire) snapped as the plane cnme in contact with it. The plane was damaged beyond repair, the owner said. Mr. Hartzog returned home by i May . 2291'. 234'.', 229 automobile. jniy . 14814 148',i 148'.! NEW YORK, April 8. (UP)—The United States nnd Great Britain were prepared today to light Soviet Russia's demand that the United Nations Security Council (Irop the Iranian cusc immediately unless Iran makes a similar demand. The council was plunged Into a new grav c crisis by the Soviet's charge that Us action had been "incorrect nnd Illegal" and Its demand that the council abandon jurisdiction over the Iranian case even before Red Army troops evacuate Iran* American and British delegates planned a series or Informal talks with other council delegates late today to worn out new strategy frcalnst the Soviet counter-offensive, None would comment for publication but the tone of the private remarks indicated that they thought Iho Iranians had misled the council. The text of the Soviet demand. in a letter signed by Soviet Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko. wns circulated among the other delegates today bul. will not be made public here until later. It was delivered to Secretary General Trygvc Lie Saturday night and broadcast to the world last night by radio Moscow. American officials doubted that Secretary of State James F. Byrnes will change his position. He is unlikely to be. willing to admit now that he wns wrong and the Russians right—which is what the Soviet Union Is asking. But If Iran notifies the council that all Us troubles with Russia arc settled and requests thnt the council remove its case from the agenda. Byrnes would be In a very difficult position. Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala and his spokesman refused comment today. He told the council last week that there could be no Soviet-Iranian negotiations while foreign troops were on Iranian soil. But he was at least poorly Informed because less than 24 hours after lie marie that statement the Soviet-Iranian agreement on troops, oil and Azerbaijan was announced. The least Byrnes could be expected to insist upon would be a report from both the Russians and Iranians. He has received so much world-wide praise for his stand on the Iranian case that it would be extremely embarrassing for him to reverse his position and. n effect, admit he was wrong. MTl'LK ROCK, April 8. (UP! — Vlml the" postwar world holds clentlflcnlly and economically for he mi'dlcal profession will be dls- nissed at the 70th annual nicelliiB if the Arkansas Medical Society lere April 15. 1G and 17. Dr. Lee d ( . Cady of St. Ix>uls vlll discuss the development of prepaid medical service as the ,>rlncl|ial speaker at the end ol .he first day's business sessions. Scientific dt'velopmeuls In the profession will bo taken up on the second diiy. nnd officers will be elected on tho closing day. Court Upholds Sale Of Land In Blytheville LITTLE ROCK. April 8. (UP) — The Supreme Court today aflhmct an opinion ol the Mississippi Count} Chancery Court, Chk'kasawbn Uls trlct, which uphold ihe sale of tin Creamery Package Co. land In Illy thevllle. to X II. Doan by A. P. Da ous. P. M. Dncus and Chloe Ducus I. S. Harris, appellant, had suc;< With the original and the new own jrs. alleging that he previously lui lurchascd the properly through W. M. Durns. Blyllicvllle real ostato igcnt. Two charges ot murder against Tuck Bishop, now serving > life sen- cncc In tht! slate penitentiary for killing two men hi SprlnKdalc. Jan. 17. 1943, must be dismissed If the :rlnls arc not held during the April term of circuit court, the tribunal ruled lu upholding and modifying decision of the Washington Circuit Court. Hlshop Is serving terms tor killing Lyle Oralmm ami Paul Phillips. He nskecl that two additional murder charges- In the deaths of I.ylc rjnr- ter and Howard Nail—be dismissed. Bishop alleged that two terms of court have pnssed. which automatically voided the charges. The lower court'overruled Bishop's petition because the stale, represented by Prosecutor Jeff Duty, claimed that two key witnesses were overseas nnd not available for testimony. The court modified the denial to provide that the trials must be held this Suinmor or not at all. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the Hot Spring County Circuit court hi awarding $3000 damages to EhmiH'Leo'Moore, struck by a Missouri Pacific freight trail April 14, 1044. The child's mother alleged negligence on the part of trainmen, and the company answered with n general denial uiu a plcn of negligence on the mother's Dart In permitting the child to placi ncrsclf In n precarious position Granting the damages, the lower court held that the child was no hes.spasslug on railroad property since the land had l>cen used many years by pedestrians. 'Hie court overruled the railroad company's claim of a'mistrial and of an excessive verdict. In a suit Involving 12H acres of land in Saline County oxvnccl by H. R. Blzzcll, the Supreme Court upheld a chancery court decision that the Icnsc on tho land had not been abandoned by virtue of disrupted operations. Bi/.ncll executed a mineral lease on tho land to the American Baux- ilo Corp.. and acting as agent for his aunt, Mr.s. Louctln Horn, also leased an adjoining tract owned by her. He Inter acquired title to the Horn tract nnd then sold his entire holdings to H. W. Anderson, who In turn sold to S. K. Evans. Leases wore taken by Fred J. Venner for the Bauxite Company, which sold Its holdings to the American Cyannmid Chemical Corp. The Cyanamld Corporation contended that Kvans took minerals from the land Ignoring the company's lease. Evans justified his notion, claiming that the leases had been surrendered by letter from Venncr to Blzzcll. The Chancery Court ruling, affirmed by the Supreme Court, holt! that the lease was still valid, had not been surrendered, and that temporary discontinuance of operations did not constitute actunl abandonment. 18 Persons Injured As Hail, Windstorm Hits Anniston, Ala. ANNISTON, AUi., April 8 (U.P.)— Anniaton today he<im deimutK up the debris left by a hnil nnd wind storm .Sunday that injured at Iwifd 18 persons, smashed practically every window and stripped spring foliage from the trees lolal diiniiiKC was still uncounted because of disrupted oonimiinicalmnK- facilities, but it was expected to run into millions ol dollars. A shoi'Uiuu of window glas.s slowed repairs. Damage to roofs was .severe. , b The storm vvliiclV'dcKcemled'almost, without warning at the end o a beaiililu] Sunday, piled hail stones tho sine of a hall dollar n loot deep in some places. A deluge of rain the shattered windows and roofs, adding lothu Two Big Strikes Are Ended Today 5,000 Drivers Return To Work In Detroit; Miners Remain Idle H)- (hilled I'rem Two major strikes were ended today bul, a now itueat rose in tho KhlplmlltUiiK Industry and no settlement was In sight In the week- old shutdown of .soft coal minors. The Marine and Shipbuilding Workers (CIO) announced It i has icnt :iO-day strike notices to Sc'cre- .nry of Labor Lewis Scliwcllcnbach, because ot shipbuilders' refusal to comply with » wage award. A strlko of this union would call :mt 15.000 workers In IB plants on Mlh coasts. Busses and trolleys In Detroit rolled for the first lime in n week as 5,000 transit workers returned to duty. Also the Brlggs Manufacturing Co.. Detroit, announced men who had been Idle because o( n fitrlku of 113 CIO truck drivers were buck nt work after drivers agreed to nr- bllrule their wage dispute. Basis ol a settlement, was reached today In the Akron. O., strike ol 450 CIO transit workers nnd early resumption of stalled public transportation thcro was forecast. Only one minor Issue remained to l« settled In the International Hnr- vcster walkout as negotiations were resumed hi Washington. Settlement of the Detroit strlko reduced the number of Idle workers In disputes across the country close to 100,000. Other major developments 'were: Attempts -to avert a threatened strike against the Cincinnati Oils & Electric Co. continued In Washington. 2. '['he National Labor Relations Board announced It had granted bargaining rights to supervisory em- ployes who wore members of labor union auxiliaries. Coal mine operators hoped that the government would take a more active part In attempts to settle tlv nationwide strike of 400.000 soft coal miners. Government Conclla- tor Paul W. Puller had played a passive role thus far in the showdown between Die Industry and John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers fAFLl. Many operators, however, predicted that little progress would be made this week. They believed Lewis wanted more lime to improve his bargaining position, who has yet to place specific demands on the conference table. Operators admitted that he held the strategic Initiative. In the Detroit transit strike, drivers manned their busses and streetcars at 4 a.m. (RST) to end the week-long walkout which doprlve< 2.000.000 residents of transportation Some drivers were anxious to return to work, and resumed service late yesterday. There was considerable excitement bordering on a mild panic at City Hospital where the storm struck during visiting hours. No patients were Injured, but all windows on the building's north side were broken.' The storm apparently followed a northward path through Jacksonville and Piedmont. Ala.' Heflln was without power and telephone com- Crowcfers Are Safe f'apt. Ariten B. Crowder, B ( a - llonert at AnnUton, Ala., and his faintly also there, were not injured In iJMt nl|fht'« storm, they have Informed Captain Crowder's Bister, MlM Irene Crowder. Captain Crowder, his wife and win, Arilen Jr., have bwn making their home «t Annlnton for an extended time. It was a.siumed Captain Crow- rter was taking part in the rescue, work a* the mesuge was Ktnl by Mrs. Crnwder. Chicago Rye S32 : > Council To Install Officials Tomorrow Clly officials Of niyihcville. elected in the recent Municipal Election, will be installed at the regular monthly meeting of City Cotincll. tomorrow night, 7:30 o'clock, at the City Hull. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, scattered showers today and in cast Not so warm In portions. Tuesday Victim Is Identified WEST MEMPHIS. Ark., April 8. (UP)—A Negro woman killed In n truck-automobile collision near here Saturday night has been Identified as Mnry Ann Hall, of Memphis, Tenti., police reported today. Pour other Negroes were Injured In the accident. portion tonight, north and west partly cloudy, not southeast portion. so warm In N. Y. Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco Anncouda Copper Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Studcbakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard .. 1D1 1-4 .. 03 3-4 .. 47 1-2 .. 134 1-8 .. 48 5-8 .. 74 1-2 .. 84 1-4 .. 27 .. D5 .. 13 1-8 .. 343-8 .. 31 1-2 .. 71 1-2 .. 625-8 .. 10 3-8 U S Steel 84 3-4 15 Additional Victims Found In Hawaii Area HONOLULU. April 8. (UP)—Discovery of 15 additional bodies brought the death loll In Inst week's disastrous tidal waves to 115. in the Hawaiian Islands, the Red Cross reporter! today. The 15 bodies were discovered hi Htlo which was the hardest hit by the seismic waves that raged over the Pacific for two days. Six were bodies of persons previously listed as missing, two whose disappearance had not been reported and seven were unidentified, the Red Cross said. The 15 todies were discovered in Hilo which was the hardest hit by the seismic waves that raged over the Pacific for two days. Six were bodies of persons prc viously listed as missing, two whose disappearance had not been reported and seven were unidentified, the Red Cross said. Sixty-one persons still were missing at Hawaii, six nt Kauai, six at Maul and one at Oahu. munications but damage there was not thought to be heavy. The fringe of the disturbance lashed at Qads- deil where 21 airplanes parked out. side hangars of the municipal airport wore heavily damaged by the wind and hall. Big Hailstones Fall Gary Graham, airport manager, said egg-sized halftones drove-holes In plywood'surfaces of the planes "you,could »(lck -your flst through." A violent hall storm also struck In Tennessee, killing Mrs. Walter nowland, 33, wife of a Louisiana fisherman, near Hustburg and causing damage to the.towns of Winchester, Pnlaski and Laurenceburg. The storm's,main .violence, however, was centered oh Annlston. Trees were uprooted,' falling on buildings and cars, nnd many smnll structures were unroofed. Pollen said that all of the city's 7,000 homes had been shaken and every plate glass wlnrtqw In the business'district was shattered. ' 1 <' i Three hundred fjoldiers from nearby Port McClellun and the Aunlston Ordnance Depot were quickly assembled to reinforce police here. Patrols were established to prevent possible looting of smashed stores and buildings. Other Army men took over traffic control to steer motorists nnd pedestrians clear of the hundreds of fallen electric wires. The storm struck shortly after 7 p.m. (GST). Ed Brinkley, editor of the Annlston Star, said it lasted nbout 20 minutes and sounded like n heavy artillery barrage. Communications were disrupted and were still out in many sections. Light service wns restored In some sections after several hours. Brinkley said that uprooted trees nnd broken glass covered many of the main streets. Heavy Water Damage "Water has poured Into people's homes through broken windows and smashed >^pofs and the water damage alone Is going to be terrific." The tower nt radio station WHMA was ripped from the studio building nnd hurled to the ground. Several cars were overturned and others were thrown against buildings. Lights at the Annlston Hospital were out until the auxiliary light plant was turned on. There were reports that a thread mill at Blue Mountain, a short distance north of Annlston, had burned shortly after the storm. A number of airplanes were reported destroyed at the Gadsden, Ala., airport. Two minor fires were caused by fallen' wires, but they were extinguished with little damage by the Anniston ftre department. The Alabama Highway Patrol radio station said severe winds, rain and hail also struck Huntsvllle, Boaz. Oxford, and Berlin, Ala. All were still without telephone communication with the outside early today. N. O. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Deo, 2850 2899 2823 •2335 2843 2856 2799 2825 2839 2848 2798 2762 2778 2784 2793 2817 2162 2795 2801 2309 NASHVILLE. Tcnn., April 8. (UP) —A tornado which apparently reached its height at Anniston. Ala., generated its power in Middle Tennessee and then swept south and southeast, bringing death to at least one Tenncssean and thousands of dollars In properly damage en route. The high winds crushed the roof of a houseboat on the Tennessee River near Waverly, Term, killing one woman. The winds, carrying hailstones "as big- as baseballs" In spots, caused damage In the towns of Waverly, Camden, Portland, Clarttsvllle. Pu- laskl, Murfreesboro, Winchester and a number of smaller communities. Heavy rains fell in Nnshvllle latf. in the nfternbon.

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