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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKAS1 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL- XLIV—NO. 295 Blylhevilte Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald BMTHEV1LI.K, AUKANSAS. WKDNKSDAY, MARCH 10, 11VI8 KOURTKEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Blytheville Gas Franchise Gets Council Approval 0 Ordinance Passed Supporting Plan to Get Low-Cost Fuel A franchise drawn up b> the East Arkansas Natura Gas Consumers Association of which the City of Blythe ville is a member, was ap proved unanimously last nigh by the City Council at it monthly meeting in City Hal When the gas franchise or diiiiince has been passed b the city councils of the 2 towns and cities in 11 Eas Arkansas counties rcprcscn ed in the Consumers Associa tion. the stage will be set to negotiations with a natura gas distributor to bring choaj er, cleaner fuel to this seclio for commercial, industrial an domestic use. Negotiations involving gramin of a single franchise to one dUtrib utor will be in the hands of 11 Association's board of director Mississippi County U represented b B. A. Lynch of Blytheville and Mas or Ben Butler of Osceola. who als la president of the organization. Emergency Clause Attached An emergency clause was voted i connection with the ordinance, placing it in effect immediately following approval by the mayor. M>\5 passed last night, the distributor lo whom the franchise is granted will be required to lay all gas mains in streets and alleys without interference with existing lines ot ally other utility or damage to pavement in the city. The Arkansas Public Service Commission, the state agency regulating public utilities, will fix ths rates to be charged by the distributor. The distributor will be granted A perpetual franchise. A privilege fee to be charged the distributor receiving the franchise to sell natural gas here will be set by the City Council. Mayor E. R. Jackson said. In answer to a question from a member of the small group of "spectators at the council session, Mr. Lynch said that the association, which is incorporated in this state probably will ije dissolved after the gas has beai «>>Um«i4.jn tion and ' under way Ass CM! The association's articles of in- £prporation vert read bj Cltj Clerk 'vrank Whituorth prior to rpuhnp of the ordinance. The association i Bel up as a non-profit corporation. By-laws of the Association also were read prior to passage of the ordinance. According to the bylaws, the City of Blytheville pays *150 annual dues for membership in the association. Dues are determined by. population with the maximum of S15o paid by citie.s of more than 5.000 inhabitants. After all 22 towns and cities in the association have passed the uniform franchise ordinance, and a distributor has been selected, the utility named will begin actual construction of distribution systems within a yenr, according to the ordinance. An extension of six months Is provided for if the utility can sho,v unreasonable delay in obtaining materials. While gas mains .streets and alleys will be laid the distributor, consumers will be required to pipe the fuel from the alley to their residences or business buildings. Passage of the gas franchise ordinance wns the only action taken by the Council last night. The aldermen henrd a report from the ^v.ve-man commission appointed by BfAe. mayor last year to investigate 'possible conversion of the old cemetery on Chickasawba to a memorial park. Fire Chief Roy Head reported to the Council that volunteer firemen answered 13 calls last month. Fire loss totaled 53.040 and the fire bill amounted to S362, he said. Ben White asked the Council atout the possibility of installing a regulation traffic light in front of the high school during .school hours lo replace the present amber warning lights. Mayor Jackson said the survey conducted before installation of the new stop lights was begun did not call for a traffic signal there but he agreed it would be a good idea. Wholesale Food Price Index Drops to $6.67; Peak was $7.28, Jan. 13 NEW YORK, March 10. (U.P.)— Tile index of wholesale food prices has resumed the decline which began Jan. 13. and which has been interrupted In only one week since that time, Dun & Bradstrect, Inc., reported today. The firm said lhat its Index, covering 31 basic foods, declined « ine cents in the week ending larch 9. wiping out the entire rlst of the previous week. The Index in the latest week reached S6.GI, compared with $6.10 In the March 2 week, and with, co- Incidentally, exactly the same figure of $fi.lo in the corresponding week a year ago. The all-lime peak was reached at Zzech Delegate To UN Defies leg i me of Reds LAKE SUCCESS, March 11. DP) — Czechoslovakia's thief delegate ioday formally asked Ihe UN Security Council lo chance Soviet Kus.sU »ilh aggrtsslon In Czechoslovakia as a rrsull of the Communist coup there. C«ch Ambassador Jan Fapanek, dffylnr the Communist Kovern- ment of his country, charged In a formal complaint that the communist seizure of power on t-'tb. •>t was "prepared and executed with the help, encouragement and mdvlce" of Soviet Russlm. Fapanek said the situation threatened world peace. Hearings Called On Poll Tax Bill Southern Senators Get Opportunity to List Objections WASHINGTON, March 10. (U.P.I — The Senate Rules Committee, yielding to demands from southern senators and governors, agreed today to defer action on an anti-poll tax bill until after public hearings. Sen. John c. Stemiis, D., Miss., only Southerner of the committee, went into today's session with a request for public hearings from 21 Southern senators and the governors or attorneys general of the seven toll tax state. . A three-member subcommittee hud approved the bill, already passed by the House, without hearings. The anti-poll tax bill is one of President Truman's civil rights pro- josals that have kicked up a full- blown rebellion inside the Denio- ratic Pofty. Committee Chairman C. Wayland Brooks, R., ill., said he wanted to emphasize that the decision to hold hearings did not represent a reversal of the subcommittee's approval of the bill. He s:iid it was decided to grant hearings as a result of the' request, made after the subcommittee's action. Brooks reported ilia I the committee decided to hold four days of hearings. They will start within 10 days. Two days will be allotted to ench side. S'.ennis said all senators from the 11 states of the solid South, except Sen. Claude Pepper, D., Fla.. had joined in the request for hearings. Also joining were the governors or attorneys general of Virginia, South Caroll.M, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee This anti-poll " tax bill strikes •pvisJons of the or•en of the 48 states and forces them _ _, will to abandon a titatotan ^peptcd practice in American government that is older than the Constitution of the United States," stennis told the comnm- ee. He said 40 of the 96 senators had akcn office since the Senate last :ield hearings on the issue in 1943, Because of a dispute over the constitutionality of the bill, he said, the Senate should hear the views of constitutional lawyers. Gas Consumers' Agency Seeks Jig Distributor 13 Cities and Towns Unite in Move to Get Low-Cost Fuel Supply J. R. Lnna^an of Forrest City, secretary of the East Arkansas Gas Consumer Corporation, announced to<Ui> that uniform gas franchises have boon granted by 13 o the 22 cities and towns in tin area and that negotiations will ho started March 19 at ; meeting- of the association di rectors in West Memphis U select a distributor to scrv the entire area. Blytheville last night became II: 13th city to pass an ordlnnnc granting a franchise to the Eas Arkansas Natural Gas Consumer Corporation, a non-profit assocla tion chartered by Ihe State of Arkansas, and formal action is expected within a short time In at least a half dozen other cities Including Helena, Parngonld, Brink- Chennoult In Washington rr. Aid for Chinese Jadly Needed to Stop Communists General Chennoult Presents Plea to Senate Committee General Claire I,. Chcnnault and his Chinese bride of a few months c their watches after arriving at National Airport In Washington. Th foimer head of the ••Flyinu Tigers" flew hcrr lo testify on the China a bill. iNEA Tclcphoto.) Asks New Term On City Council Jesse M. White. First Ward alderman, today made official announcement of his intention to seek re-election to membership on the City Council in the general city election to be held in Blythev April 6. Mr. While owns his home and hat lived in the ward for 29 years. He also owns and manages the Jesse M. White Sign Co. of Blytheville. Mr. White pointed, out that he has a \ery deep interest in the City of Blytheville and its administrative affairs and feels that his continued membership on the City council will help him to more thoroughly understand and assist in carrying out the extensive expansion program now in progress. "Blytheville has grown since 1913", saict Mr. White, "and I have been able to study its growth alonz with the times, and I feel that within the next two years Blylhe- ville will far exceed its present population if business-minded men serve the wanls and needs in the administration of the city affair.5. "BlytheviMe is oh the threshold of being able to attract most any kind of good manufacturing and business If the people of the city will push such movement, and ; t will mean a steady growth for the city and ycar-around employment.' Mr. White resides at 401 E. Davis, w : ith his wife, the former Jessica Womack, and his son an 1 daughter. John Charles White and Martha Ann White. ley and Marion. The following cities and towns have enacted the uniform ordinance and turned the franchises over to Mr. Lanagnn as secretary of the consumers association: Forrest City, Osceola, Marlanna. Clarenden, Augusta. Wynne, West Memphis, Hay, Colt. Almyra, DCS Arc and Gillette. Mr. Lanagan this morning congratulated the Blytheville City Council on its action last night In approving the ordinance (or the franchise and said that letters were being mailed today to directors of the consumers group notifying them of the March 19 meeting to be held in West Memphis. Tn Begin Negotiations He said thai letters also are being sent to officials o{ the four larger distributors of natural gas n surrounding areas where the cheaper and clenner fuel is avail- ib'e inviting them to send representatives to the March 19 meeting to acquaint (hem with Ihe possibilities in the large area which now does not have the advantages of natural gas. The need for quickest possible action was stressed by Mr. Lana-' gan, who said that other areas, too, are seeking natural gas and that the transmission facilities of the existing lines across Arkansas from the natural gas fields of South' western Arkansas. Louisiana and Texas soon may be loaded to capacity. Such a condition would make It liardty for East Arkansas, which Is much closer to the gas fields than some others, to obtain a supply without first going to the expense of providing additional transmission lines. The association was formed last August in Forrest City to speed the industrial development of Eastern Arkansas nnd in addition to provide a low cost fuel, free of smoke nuisances to heat the homes and business establishments in the area. To Brinj New Industries It was pointed out that potential Industries were being lost to the area because the area docs not have the low-cost fuel with which to compete with other cities which do offer this advantage to Industries, and to their employes. It was explained that fuel furnished by utilities regulated by the public service commissions of Ihe various states Is not subject to price increases during periods of inflation to the degree that prices have increased for other types of fuel within the past year. Since last Summer, when the association w r as formed, the price of some fuels now used in the area has jumped as much as 25 per cent literally adding thousands upon thousands ol dollars to the fuel bill for the consumers in Eastern Arkansas. New Hampshire GOP Votes Shows Power for Dewey would pnss over them. The monument marking the grave of the Rev. H. T. Blylhe, Methodist minister, for whom the city wns .named, may be an exception lo tills suggestion and bir left standing, he said. A council member suggested that the Blythe marker be nuide into jl shrine and pointed out that few residents here knew of Its presence or locution on the cemetery site. Court lo Hear Criminal Cases Judge Light Calls it Jurors for S*Mian in Osccolo ij, <! OSCEQLA, Ark., Mar. 10. — A crimiiuil term of the O.sccolji District of Mississippi County Circuit Court will convene In the Oscculii Court House Monday morning. Circuit Judge Charles B, Light ol Pnragould will prcslc" It is ex- peclcd lhat approximately 21 crises will he set for trinl. Of these, alioul five will be cases carried over from the previous term. No grand jury will be culled for this term, the circuit, court clerk's office said. Vcniremen lo be called for petit jury duty follow: 1 a ny- c ircuiilstnricc" statement C. R. Banks and O. A. Loouey i weaken Vniidcnlierg's position us ol Tyronza, Archie CaUilngs Jr. I rtcpubllcan foreign policy lender In Congress And Ihey (eel strengthen the hnnd of $7.28 on Jan. 13 this year. Trrs index figure represents the sum total of the prices for a pound of each of the 31 basic foods. In the latest week, declines were recorded In 15 of these, 11 were unchanged, and five gained. Osceola Bar Endorses Port/ow's Candidacy OSCEOLA. Ark.. Mar. 10—The Osceola Bar Association yesterday endorsed H. G. Partlow of Blythe villc as a candidate for prosecuting attorney of the Second Judicial District. Mr. Partlow also has the endorsement of the Blytheville Bar Association, received when he announced his candidacy a few weeks ago. He is seeking the office now held by James Hale of Marion, who has Indicated that he will not run for re-election. Witness Hints Bribery Offer Made by General WASHINGTON, March 10. (UP) —A witness testified today In the trial of Maj. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers that the general promised him 52,000 If he proved to be a helpful witness. Calvin Meltee. Meyers' former GI chauffeur, told a federal court jury that the general made the money offer last Oct. 25. He did not specify whether the alleged ofTer was in connection with Meyers' current trial for subordination of perjury. Meyers specifically is accused of persuading Bleriot H. Lamarre, a former associate, to lie to a Senate war investigating subcommittee last Fall. The Senate group had completed closed hearings by Oct. 25, but not its public hearings. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy to night and Thursday and slightly colder today. Light rain In the extreme Northwest portion today and light rain or snow In the Northwest portion tonight. Minimum this morning 34 Maximum yesterday—17 Sunset today—6:03 Sunrise tomorrow—6:47 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a. m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—13.60 Mean temperature (midway be twecn high and low)— 40.5 Normal mean for March—51.2 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—,12 Precipitation, Jan. 1 to this dau -3.94. Park is Proposed as Memorial To Blytheville s First Minister Use of the old cemetery on ChickAsnwbn Avenue R.s * mctnniinL pai with emphasis on the retention of its "sncrcri character" wns iccoinnicn eci lust night to Ihe City Council in a rc\tori of a five-mnn conmiLsslo named last year to investigate possible improvement and LiUllznllon ot ihe site. ,+ , The report was delivered lo th.: Council by Jesse Taylor, a member of the commission. Other members are Russell Phillips. Alvin Huffmiui Jr., Mrs. Ethel R*dfortt and Mrs. B. A. Bugg. Mr. Taylor said that the commission "/isJiecJ to leave its report wlta the Council tiuring the month before the aldermen's next session for their consideration. The commission's report follows: "We wish to emphasize that all our plans have in mind the sacred character of this plot of ground and in none of our phms do we lose sight of the fnct that'll is ihe last resting place of the pioneer ancci- try of many ol our citizens and we do not think that it should evcr'oc so used as to lose sight of Us ^ac- red character. "We do not Ihlnk thai any buildings should ever be erected on ground and we'do not think any excavations should be ' thereon, but rather that it .should be transformed into n spot of qu)«r riignUied beauty; a snot for tiuiec mediation, of rest and repose and that it take on Hie character of a memorial park. Playground Idea Shunned "With this idea in mind your committee recommends that nil the holes, pool. 1 ; of water, depressions and unsightly parts of the area be filled with soil and sodded as -soon as possible. We recommend that ihe* menu men us now standing be leveled at their present location so that the grass may be kept mowed, still serving as a marker lo indicate to the relatives of the deceased persons the location of the graves of their loved ones; many monuments have been taken down, broken scattered and in sonic instance.-) piled like brick. We propose as nearly ns possible to re-locale thn graves that these monuments formerly marked and at these -spots relocate the old monuments in a ' recumbent position so that the grti.is may be kept mowed at all times. "We wish to build a walk-way .cross the plot from ihe South- ast coiner to the Northwest corner where is now located an unsightly eaten path, and to make this walkway either of stone, brick or con- rete. We desire to have street, ght,s on the North and South sides •f ihe area to prevent vandalism nd nuisances. "We wish to landscape the arj:i oy planting evergreen shrubbery, hade trees, perennial plants and particularly bulbs of the tulip, jonquil and hyasinth variety and -o nake the spot a place ol beauty. At some future time one token monument may be erected in the center of the area. "We do not propose to use or to permit the u.se of the area in any manner a.s a recreation ground, sis i playground nor do we propo.se to permit it lo be used commercially in any manner other than as a quiet memorial to those persons ; h -W. h & that yon ma te pub- • ir ,°™rS Sir ^d ^•SS«« ^Ln^r j- ^«v«,rJS citizens, particularly those relative I , 0( those buried (here, to these plans. We arc entirely in accov.i with the feelings of our pcojV.e whose relatives arc buried tlic.-i that nothing should be clone [o disturb it as a last resting place o! our loved ones and our only purpose is to make and keep It a.s a place ol beauty In keeping with.tli;:i sentiment." The commission was named aflei' the Blytheville Lions Clua adopted a resolution last year pointing to the run-down condition of the cemetery. Memorial la Clt.v's Founder Terming the cemetery site in ii.s present condition a "disgrace'' M Ihe city and an "eye-sore." the Lions Club offered several suggestions for its use. many of which the commission Incorporated into its report, i Mr. Taylor explained last nigh: o'wii K-h thai commission suggested placing Mar ?.?,"• W- the markers in a recumbent post- Mc'V . ...... 3:?i> 33*.-! lion, it liad in mind keeping them July 3??. r > "SCS raised slightly above the ground Ocl ?"'9 304 level but low enough that a mower , Dec. , 2. ".3 :: 0 10 yrurs of " Chrminull rricn Affjhs ka.s iilmnsl her rcsour- WASHINGTON, M.iivh (U.P.)— Mnj. Con. Clnire "Micmmiill siiid todiiy l|:% iro lo give (.'/litiui tulcqimU' uiliUry and economic aid liiickly will lead to mint hoi world war. Tim former Atncrliian Mr chlof n China flew here from Shanghai .o testify on (he atlinhil.stiiitlini'.'i SriVO.CGD.OIK) China aid proernm. Hi- Joined other military men. with the notable exception o( Secretary f State Gcoree c. Mnvshnll. lr> Blending for accompanying mltliiuy .Distance to China. Me sntcl fiillure to provide such aid would lead to Coinihuinxl control of nil Asln. "Aftrr morn lhan rimllnunux warfare, lolil thr irons* KOI Commltlrf, "China rrachrd (hr rnrt of crs. She must have- sulistiiulbl military, Rfnnomlc anil ftnutichil altl quickly if an anll-Oinimun- M national Kovernmrnl Is to survive. The alltrnAllve Is a Cnm- rnunlst, anil-American government. "Failure to provide ridctimile nlH to rjlihut at this time will comtlUUi' tho greatest failure of American foreign policy In nil of our history nud will Inevitably set the stupe lor World War III." Chennnllll's views were (tisckisfd amid the.se oilier foreign nid developments: 1. Fr1ciul.i of Senntc President Arthur H. VandcnbcrK believed he would make no further move to Inke himself out of the presldcn- tlul nice. Not nl least until Con- s.s clenns lip the foreign nid pro- Krnm. 2. The House Foreign Affairs Committee Is exjcctnd to do something nboul divorcing nny consideration of lumping new nid for China, Greece iiiul Turkey from Die $5,300,000,000 European Recovery program. 3. Sen. Robert A. Taft, R, O.. l.s expected to mnke known his views on Sennte "revisionists" pro- posnls to cut the J5.300.COO.OOO HUP By Alan Wad* Unltrd PrtM SUf( C'orrnpondent lUANCHKSTKH, N. 11,, March TO. (U.P.)—Gov, Thomas K. Dowcy of Now York swamped Harold E. Slassen of Minne- soln in tlio tuition's first iH'caidcntial primary election and will lie hacked »l the Republican National Convention by six ol' New lliimp.shii-e'.s eitflit delegates, nearly complete return* *jihowed today. With nbout 90 per cent of.th* returns tabulated, Dewey had in apparently unbeatable 6-2 victory over his rival. Dewey showed no signs of weakness either in rural or urbnn areas. He captured thrc5 of Die delcgali'.i-al-large and three of lh« four district delegates. Three uuidlilateii pledged lo Gen. Dwlghl D. Elsenhower and one favorable to Sen. Arthur H. Vaii- dcnlxTg of Michigan ran behind. Hclurns from 207 of the state's The forraw lender ot llw. !»-ll< "Flying TlBers" was attired In gray double breasted business si Seated behind ,hlu) In the f f low of .speclaloKs was his .ynuil" I Chinese bride. I Chnnnaull sairi lhat If n thlr wnr, breaks out our chance a! de- I fending the European stall's re- iniilnliiK outside the Iron Curtain "will be extremely doubtful nnd enormously expensive." "In ruy opinion." lie snlcl, "China Is the key to world pence; or to victory If a third world war Is precipitated by ncclrtcnt'or design." Vundcnbfrp Huliis Fast MeanwhlLo trtneds of Vanden- bcrg said lie Is in a" excellent I bargaining position on forclRii nid. I They say an "I-woti't-run-undcr- Democrats Slow To Heal Wounds Southern Revolt- Still is a Threat to Truman'* Candidacy Ky Kiiymnnit L.ilir Unlleil I'rrss Stiiff C'nrrrsniinriVii! WASHINGTON. March 10, (UPI — President Trumiui (jot n vole of confidence lodtiy from a New York Slutc IVmocnUlc lender livit mor,; brickbats Irom Ihe South. Kdwunt J. Flynti, Democratic nation:il commlltcenuni from New York, iinnonnced thut "the democ- rucy of (he Slute of Now York will be behind Prcsldi-tu Truumn 100 per cenl." New York will Imvc the largest .single Mnle delegation at tlie nemorvatlc Nntlunnl Convention In July. Hut In the South, the niinuimcc- nicnt that Mr. Trumiui would accept Hie Democratic nomination only I n I e n s I f led the rebellion nxiiln.sl the Prf.sLilcnL and his civil rights proKrnm. Qi>v. Jim McCord of Tennessee culled on the pnrty to select some oilier candidate who "can uppcul to all the people. 11 iMhlWt'Kl iX.iy A 1,1 Smillirrmr. Oilier iin^ry Soulherner.'i were liilUnu of holding llieir own party convention if Mr. Truman lollow* Ihrouith wilh his election plans, Such a proposal niny be presented lo Ihe Southern Governor's Conference when u iis.sembles here Saturday to limp n cLimpnlgn ngnlnst the President's civil rights |llal- lorm. One of Mr. Trnnmn's chief recommendations — HII iinti-poll tax hill—wns expected to get the nod today Irom the Senate Huh;* Coul- ipwcvcr, Sen. John C. Slen- 293 nrclncfa gave for dclegate-al- Former Gov. Robert O. Blood (unpledged, favoring Dewey) 25,394. Oov. (Jlmrlcs M. Dale (unpledged, favoring Dewey) 24,748. Robert W. Upton (unpledged, favoring Dewey) 19,569, Robert 1*. Burroughs (unpledged, fnvorlnn Slnsscii) 18391. Slusseii Not DhcuuraKFd OlllCACiO, Mar. 10. (UP)— Harold K. Stiissen snld today that h'ls .showing In the New Hampshire primary was a strong one and that it had not affected his national campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. "If we had Just 2,000 more votes wo would have won five out of eight delegates Instead' of two," Stas,scn said. "That's how close it was." Stiissen commented on the results of yesterday's first presidential primary of 194B while changing plnne.s at the Chicago airport. He was en route from St. Paul,' his home, lo Philadelphia where he will make • a speech tonight. l>rwey 1ft Knrouri^ed : ALBANY, N./Y., Mar. 10. : (UP) — Gov. Tliomns E. Dewey totlay hitlled presldeuUftl prininry victory ot* er HHi'old SUsseii In New Hamp- slilic HS "iNicouriwlng" and "he»rt- and Cnlvin Williams of Basset!, J. O. Ilearne and J. H. Ralph of Joiner, Wallace Thompson and Lee Wesson of Wilson; O. W. Speck, F N. Brist nnd E. B. Crnlchcr. nil of Frenchman's Bayou; Roberl Qunll.s Burdclte. Russell Bowen. James It would GOP "revisionists" who arc seeking changes In the European recovery pro- grnm. The Michigan senator's staird for months has been that he Is not Driver, Ira E. Bllllngslcy. and Joe j n cnn dldntc nut there Is the added Hires, all of Luxora; and S. W. , that no , nnn W ould withstand an Fuller, D. S. Crnnc, Llndsey Driver. Vcrnon Aston, Aubrey Cowan. John H. Hook. Ray Morgan and II. C. Van Wey, all of Osccolrr. Selected as prospective alternate petit jurors were: Henry scrivener of l-epanto. W. A, Mathcny and Sylvan Girdley of Etowah; H. E. Stanford. Bowcn Thompson, A. W. Walls nnd Ft. I,. Houck. all of Luxora; and C 11. Wood Jr.. Charles Colcman. Haggard Crews. O. E. Fullcrton and Floyd Morgan, nil of Osceola. The venlremen were picked following the last term of court 'I' Jury Commissioners C. I.. Dcnton j Jr nn<! nOn , r Gol , i crt[ | ers ], n d In- Jr. of Denwbod, R M. Fletcher of | R | s : c( | on lumping the BUP hill together with aid for china, Greece and Turkey. Yesterday they met with Vanden- bcrg. He argued that the forthcoming Italian elections and the British financial crisis made It Imperative that Kill' be considered alone, and be disposed of quickly. "hones" draft. Many regard him as a likely compromise choice for the Republican presidential nomination. Those around Vnndenberg believe his present position represents a tacit threat lo Senate Republicans who mi^hl otherwise seek to derail the bl-pnriisnn approach to foreign policy. An example of the power Van- denbcrg now wields is seen In the current deliberations by House Republican leaders on the Europciuv Recovery program. For Mine time. , House Speaker Joseph W. Martin, that the South woui'-l win itl IrnsL u partial victory in its fight against the civil rights program. Tlie Southern bloc, lie .said, hud been getting wuue support in its liiitlle from other sections of ihe country, notably in the MtdWest. Arkiuisan Advances Iilra The suggestion tlmt Southern Democrats mnke plans tor Iheirown convention wns advanced by R. D. Robins, national commltlcciii.in from Arkansas. He urged Gov. Be:i Lnncy to make arrangements with the other Southern governors for "a place to go" in the event Southern delegates cun'l accept the nominee of the regular convention. In Virginia, the state-Senate got a House-approved bill that could' bar Mr. Tnuimn from being lisle:! on election ballots as the Dctnu- cnuic Parly's presidential nominee. Despite Ihese nnd other ominous rumblings below the Miisoti-Dlxmi line, Mr. Truman's supi>orters clung to the hoi>e Hint they could wcalhcr ttie slorm. Dcmocralic National Chairman J. Howard McGruth lold Ihe Philadelphia Bulletin Forum that Republicans and Communists urc trying ( to sell vcilcrs on the Idea that the Democratic Parly "is confused and cannot unite on cither Issues or a candidate 1 ." "Nothing," satrt Mcdrath, "co.nlii be further Irom the truth." Osceola and Lcroy Wlliiy ° r . Elowali. Mother Dies After Saving Two of 3 i Children in Fire Realtors Plan For Convention Here Next Fall A few hours nftpr the conference, the House leadership passed along the word thfU Ihc-y would rcconsld- pnhllcan National Corivetulon on tin- basis of nearly complete re- liirn.s from yesterday's primary. It was p. two-man contest between the New Yorker and Stassen. ^ By winning only two New Hamp-f -shire delegates, Stassen has suf-V fered ft ahp.rp setback In his cam--; palgn for the Republican presidential nomiimlion, But Deweyi with six delegates, Is oft to a better start toward the nomination thlj time than In 1944 when a New Hampshire victory «Iso started his band wagon rolling. Stasscn had not been expected lo lick Dcwcv. In New Hampshire. But If the former Minnesota -governor had so much as divided the delegate slate evenly. Dcwey's can-' dlclacy would have been hard hit. The stze-up In New Hampshire was that Stassen had to take at least three of the stale's eight delegates to prove himself a strong contender In the Northeastern part of the country. The New Hampshire victory falls perfectly into the pattern of Dewey strategy just when his pre-con- ventlon campaign badly needed t shot In the arm. The New Yorker plans lo make primaries in New Hampshire. Wisconsin and Oregon the show cases of his pre-conven- tlon campaign. To do so he must gain decisive victories In all three states. W Wisconsin on April 6 he _ will be opposed again by Stassen ami Gen. Douglas Mac.V-.hur. He and Stassen will contest the Oregon primary which comes In late May. Legion Sponsors Junior Baseball Program for 1948 Mnr. May (Prlrr.s f- n, op.-n 341 341 ginning omonow the liny ettic apnrtment she turned to for slicker aUer a scries of evictions. Mrs. Evelyn MrCune. ;>6. died Ins' night along with licr youngest child. Dennis, 2, Sl:nron', 4, nnri Wayne, 3, were in .scrloue condition from burns. The young molbor was downstairs when ihe- fire broke out. Shr 'raced lo the rescue and tossed ihc three children out n\\ attic wim!mv . into the arm. 1 ! of on-lookers, i Dennis v:rs burned too badly toj Anaconda Cosher [survive and the mother also incur-i Beth Steel | red. !al<U burns before five.men ' Chrysler , ! readied nor on a pnch roof, w'lcr^Gcn Electric ... he wns found holding the family. Gen Mctov.s .. . h. (!h high lov 342 335 1:30 Dud Cason Post 24 of the Amerl- pro-jram here this year. The baseball program will be sponsored by the Legion Post In conjunction with Phillips Motor Co. It Is planned to hire a full-time dog In hr^r arms. New Ycrk Plans tor the Arkansas Real Ks- sociatlon convention to be held here — - -• , ,,,,,,, , , , i I" the Kail were discussed by H. H.! can Legion last night voted lo ngaln er Ihcir staurl and that the loic RH j £ f , t m , t ' nighl | SIKmscir the Junior Legion Baseball n [fairs committee would do so he- ^ ^ monlh|y (|1]lilcr mn , ting of the Ulythcvlllc Real 'Kstate Hoard at the Fly-Inn ;U the Municipal Airport. Mr. Chnrvlc is NorthCiist Arkansas director (ov the Arkansas Real; coach to direct the team, nslate Association. W. C. Gates. 1 It was announced at the weekly president ot the Heal Estate Board i meeting of the Post last night in here, appointed Hubert Graves. F. Ihe Legion Hltt that membership u. Joynrr. Ray Worthlngton and; lo date stood at 1.262 paid-up niem- K. M. Ti'iry lo serve as the con-; hers. 96 per cent of the 1913 quota, ventlmi committee. I Only 52 more members are needed K::il Kstnle Boards in Northeast! to meet the quota. It was reported. A concerted membership drive 15 under way today and will continue through next week to reach the quota. In other action, the Post set » new meeting time of 8 o'clock and named James NIcrslhcitner chairman of the Legion's Americanism Hew Yor' A T I Ann r 2 p.m. ^ T Tobacco Stocks Slocks: 1:33 lov: 3114 33:5 32'8 283S 2C31 ... 31 1-4 ... 30 7-8 ... 55 1-2 ... 3i! i-a . . 31 1-2 ... 40 3-S ... 13 1-4 ... 81 :i-4 ... 10 7-3 ... Jl 1-4 8 3-« ... 15 3-8 ... 16 5-8 Standard of N J 71 1-4 Texas Corp 53 3-4 Pec'-jrd 43-8 U S Sl.-el 68 7-8 Mon'.gomc v Ward N Y CcnL.il .... Inl H:n vrsler North Am Aviation Republic Steel ... . Radio run, I Socony Vacuum , "3 t ' Eiu<l?bal::r . ... 3373 3M3 W."> 1017 61 '• M ' Arl:imslls lllso wl " bc rcure'scnlcd on| the convention committee by one member from each board, it was rc- poi led. About 10 realtors from Blytheville phin to attend a Northeast Arkansas district meeting at Joncsboro r'riday. it was announced today. K. B. Davkt, chairman of the Real Kslnte Hoard's Industrial Committee, reported to the group on Ihc industries located at the air base. In addition to an Industrial Com-! Roy Cunningham. Eiideli Newsom, milUe. a Roads Committee, Pro-;j. R. Johnson, Jess Province *nd Rram Committee and Grievance j Marshall Blaekard. Committee were named last nteht.' Charles Lainbert anA Troy My- Mrs. ChoaU wai • gucsl at the rick, both of Blylheville. Rtten*«J meeting. '' the meeting as uew member*. Committee, Lesion uniform shirts were presented ns awards for membership drive activity to Mr. Nieisthelmcr,'

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