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:vn l-HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAS'l MISSOURI VOL. XLIV—NO. 298 BlytbevtUe Courier Dally New* Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald B1,YTHKVIU,E, ARKANSAS, TIIUKSDAY, MARCH 11, 1<MS EIGHTKEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS l Democrats Ready In Arkansas to Discard Truman Party May Instruct <§ Delegates to Oppose Civil Rights Advocate By Bob Hrown (United Press Staff Correspondent) LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Mar 11. (U.P.) — A top-rankinfc Arkansas Democrat said today he will recommend that the state committee instruct Arkansas delegation to national convention in the the Philadelphia not to vote for tlie renominalion of President Truman. Arthur Adams of Jonesboro, clinirman of the Slate Committee, said that at present he cannot say who "we can endorse" but it will not be Mr. Truman. In taking this stand, Adams join- Gov. Ben Laney who lias repeatedly said that as head of !he Arkansas delegation he would not support the president for reiiorni- nation. Committee Meets June 21) The Democratic Central Committee is scheduled to meet in Little Rock June 30 to Instruct the 22 delegates. Adams believes the group will give only one specific instruction— "don't vote for Truman " Otherwise, he said, the group probably would be allowed to use Its own discretion to support a man ttharmony with Southern think- jp and ideals. "After looking over the whole situation." Adams said. "I have concluded that the Democrats cannot win with Mr. Truman. He allowed himself to get steered into a blind alley and Is bull-headediy sticking with it. "I see no percentage in our going along with the national party leaders under any theory of loyalty," Adams declared. "We are committed as unalterably opposed to Mr. Truman's civil rights program and if we want to keep our self- respect, we must assert ourselves." Adams was jokkd in his stand by Harvey ^Qftii*'of Little Rock, secretary of:.Uw/tiD0Buittec. He said c ily a smallj'irtBtatjripf the committee would opMPPMllen stand. Temperature Skids to 20 In Blytheville Snow and sleet fell in the Blj'the- ville area last night cresting a li"«- ard for motorists and sending tl- temperature to a low of 2o degrees this morning but in other states to the North and West it, was colder and the snow assumed proportions of a blizzard. The Weather Bureau In Little Rock predicted more cloudy weather with occasional snow for Arkansas and lower temperatures tonight and Friday In the Eastern and Southern parts of the state. Sub-aero weather today extended over much of the MiddleWestern section of the United States. It was cold from Texas to the Canadian border and from Colorado to Lower Michigan. The severe cold followed the most severe blizznrd of the Winter which swept across a large area of the Winter wheat belt, endangering the grain and killing livestock. Oklahoma City was one of the hardest hit cities with high winds driving eight inches of snow. Visibility was reduced to less than city block and trafiic was halted completely. The mercury failed to go above 17 degrees and early this morning, after the -snow had ended, the temperature dropped to four degrees. At Tulsa, conditions were similar, but only six inches ol snow was reported. The temperature there early today was three degrees. When the cold weather moved into Texas temperatures dropped AS much as 40 degrees within a fe*' hours. San Antonio reported a high reading of 67 degrees shortly before the cold front hit. At midnight the nvmiry had fallen o 29. Grand Forks. N. D.. was the coldest spot in the nation today. The temperature there was 29 degrees below zero. It was -28 at Bismarck. N. D., -24 at St. Cloud. Minn.. -17 at Garden City, Kan., -15 at Sidney, Neb.. -10 at Sioux City, la., and -3 at Omaha. Neb. J.A.WrolenHurt In Auto Accident Mule on Highway Blamed for Mishap; New Car Wrecked Grave Conditions In World Puzzle Leaders of U.S. Serious Situations Cited by Marshall; Truman Views Sought By R. H. Shackford (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Mar. 11. (DPI — President Truman, hopeful only * scant two months, ago of world peace this year, may disclose today whether his views have changed In light of his secretary of state'.warning that the world situation Is "very, very serious." President Truman later today will hold a news conference and was certain to be peppered with questions about Secretary of State George C. Marshall's statement yesterday. Marshall. In an unusual statement, said that "regrettable" pus slons had been aroused in Mil. country over recent "tragic" event, in Europe. Both Marshall and Mr. Trumai face a serious problem. Chairman Charles A- Eaton, R.. N. J., of tin House Foretell Affairs Commute, blamed it In part on the forthcom ing election. The Truman-Marshall dilemma is They feel they must keep the pco pie aware of the seriousness developments abroad. Yet they alst want to calm war hysteria an Jitters which have prevailed an increased since the Communis grab in Czechoslovakia. Finds Intellectual Fof Marshall tried to do both at his weekly news conference in a brief extemporaneous statement. But his deploring of the passions that have been aroused in the United States was overwhelmed by other parts of his statement. These were his concurrent warning that "the situation Is very, very serious" anci his denunciation of the "reign of terror" in Czechoslovakia Eaton also appealed to the American people to look at the world "without passion and with calm, cool judgment." But he coirrolalncd that Marshall had ncclected point out that the United States at the moment is In a "moral and intellectual fog." "Tills political situation is responsible in large measure for the Gl Shot in Vienna Army nurse LI. Vilma Corl wipes brow of PR-. Jack Grumlcn of Portland Oregon, who was shot in the back by a Russian sentry iu Vienna, allei refusing the sentry's order to "get off the pavement and into the guttei where you belong." (NEA Radlo-Telephoto.) City Purchases New Fire Truck Order is Placed for Another 500-Gallons Per Minute Pumper Wroten, 63, general mana- The City of Blytheville has ordered another new fire truck, slml- lo lar to the one put into service l;st month, to be kept at Fire Station No. 2 at 1900 West Main, Mayor R. Jackson announced today. Thfi?new truck will replace the fact that at this moment we hnve no fundamental, workable world policy and I don't s ce how we will have until the election In over," Eaton said. ,t a tern eat In ansiiv s 1 query was undiP* from two major cda- Looms on Larger Exemptions Sought by Senate Finance Group WASHINGTON, Mar. 11. (UP)— The Senate Finance Committee was certain today to approve a Republican-sponsored tax reduction program including a $100 increase in personal exemptions. Republicans and Democrats agreed the committee would not change this provision in revising a House- approved bill to cut personal Income taxes $6,500,000.000 a year. Following eight days of open hearings, the committee met behind closed doors to scale down the reduction to between $4,500,000,000 and $5.000,000.000. At least tour of the six Democratic members of tiie committee were lining up with the Republicans on a cut of this s!?.e. They were Kens. Walter F. George, D., Ga.. Scott W. Lucas, D.. 111., Harry F. Byrd, D.. Va., and Edwin C. Johnson. O., Colo. George, ranking Democrat on the committee, predictad the figure would be about S4.750.000.000, al- « ugh he said he had hoped the uction could be held to around J4.000.MO.OOO. A poll of the committee showed it would approve a bill calling for: 1. A S1CO increase in personal exemptions. 2. Extension of the split-iiicomc, community-proprety benefit to married couples in all states. 3. At\ additional S600 exemption for persons G5 years and older and the blind. 4. Percentage reductions ranging from sumrwhcre between 12 and 17 per cent in the low income brackets to around five per cent In the higher brackets. 5. Tlie reduction lo be retroactive to Jan. 1. The only ma.lor chanjc in the House bill would be in the percentage redtu'io;'.'. The measure calls for reductions ranging from 30 to 10 per cent. Insurance Case Soon To Reach U.S. Court Jury Trial of the $21.000 insurance suit brought by Harry FriUius of Blythe- vllie asalnst four [Ire Insurance companies was expected to end today In Federal District Court in Jonesboro. Mr. Fritzius Is seeking to obtain t of claims for losses suffer- by him when his dry goods store here burned in March of last year. He is represented by Max B. Riecl and \V. Leon Smith. Dlylheville attorneys. The jury trial Is now in Its third day, willi Judge Thomas C. Trimble of Little Rock presiding. Among the Blytheville witnesses who testified during the trial and have returned arc Chief of Police Charles W. Short, Fire Chief Roy Head. Deputy Sheriff Erwin Jones Ri.d County Assessor Doyle Henderson. . il nc«r W*l*m, ,••-;... j Wrotcn,was tak*rh;to Blytht-.) i> T5te J ' B >eat shower of rumors about the ville Hospital. Mrs/ Wroten said this morning that tit the hospital she was told her husband had suffered a fractured right shoulder, a fractured right ankle and a laceration of the face. His condition was "as well as could be expected" atiri he was resting well, she .said. At noon today, hospital attendants said Mr. Wroten had regained consciousness and that his con- ciiLion was "improved." He also suffered a head injury, the hospital repot Led. . The accident occurred abont 7' o'clock last night just South of Wilson. State Police investigated ! the accident arid it was reported that Mr. Wroten swerved to avoid a mule crossing the highway. • He was drivim; n 1948 Buick . convertible coupe which he had picked up tn Little Rock yester- | din* foi 1 delivery to Ihc axito tigency f of which he was general manager. imminence of war; 2. Tlie increasing pressure—especially in Congress—for the United States to "do something" about Communism and Soviet Russia in Europe. Marshall's Immediate answer to the "do something" clamor, of course, is immediate passage of the $5,300,000,000 Marshall Plan bill. Rumors Flatly Dented The rumors have ranged nil the v.-ny from imminent war between Turkey nnd Bulgaria to one that nit Army leaves have been cancelled. The latter prompted the Army to state "emphatically" that there is "no truth in rumors that leaves have been cancelled, reserves called up, or any other emergency action of like nature taken." Tn his conference statement, Marshall agreed that "the situation is very, very serious," he said. (Later he emphasized he was re- 23-year-old pumper now kept there ' seriously Delivery is expected In 90 days, he " Retired Planter, J. H. Smart, Dies Native Mississippian Had Lived in Missco Since World Wart •I. H. Smart, retired planter, nnd father of C. M. Smart, Blytheville merchant and president of the Chamber of commerce, died in his home, 11(10 West Hcarn shorlly after noon, today atter an Illtlcss of several months. He had iieen said. Like. the new truck received early last month, the one on order Is pumitcr on 131 only a .short However. He was 84. A -son, Dr. Robert Smart. Richmond, Va,, arrived last night l,v phme to be at hLs fiithcr'.s bedside Funeral .arrangements were Its to Re-assemble Political Party Executive Committee Of Democrats Meets To Halt Bickering By l,yl« <\ Wilson (UilUrtl 1'ri'j.s Staff CorrrsiMinilrnO WASHINGTON, March 11. clJPl - Chairman J. Ilownrd McGrath of he Democratic Niitlomil Connnll- :ee moved today lo palch Ihc parly's broken election year machinery. Ho met with Ihe Nnlioiml Ksrcii- live Coinmlllee preliminary to un- olher round with the angry «over- nors of Ihe Southern slates. The ex- ecull\ l e committee was named Feb. !!<!. Just 21 days after I'lv.sldi'iit Tru- lilan Incited Ihe South lo political rebellion by asking Congress In enact n program of civil rights bills. Democrats arc siiying in public mid private Unit (heir party is In .serious trouble. Sen. l*!wln c, Johnson. D.. Colo., yesterday iinnimnci'd he would seek re-election this ycur. but evidently without much hope. "I realize lhc= odds arc very much ngulust my parly." he said. "Unless effective leadership nil alung Iho line.from constable lo president Is forthcoming in the approaching election, (ho historic Democratic: Parly may dlslnlegriile and dlsap- licar as a dc|>endablo political force and servant of the people." To Aitcl Will ('.ihiiid The Democratic Executive com- mtllcc meeting will end tomorrow. Cominillec meml>cr.s ami lite rahl- net will be Mr. Truman's luncheon Kucsls. during the concluding tiny. The incclini; Is to nlnn'fnr the July Democratic national convention lt> lie. held In I'hlladclphln The Southern governors' conference will convene here Saturday lo near a report of its protest coin- inlltee which appealed lo Mcfiinth on Feb. 23 for withdrawn! of (he civil rights program from Congres-i. The governors' commitU'e also nskcd Ihat Ihu udmlnislraticin agree lo restore the national convention ule requiring a two-thirds majority for nomination of n president and lo Include a slate's rlitlil plank In the 1948 platform. McC.ralh turned the governors' committee down on all points. The South hits been moving steadily since then against Mr. Truman's nomination or election. Three days after iliul mer-ltng McGra/ named hln executive com- chooslng its IB members from slates outside the Mfcr ERP Facing Defeat as Senate Vote Nears Delivers Note tank and a SOS-gnllon-p^r-mirmtc pumper. The other new truck has a 15 n -??ll9n boos'.cr tank. To Carry 1,000 K«t of Itosr The truck bed holds 1,000 feet of fire hose. It Is also equipped with ladders, fire cxtingulsl-crs and other firc-fk'hting equipment. j The old truck now In service at Fire Station No. 2 may be traded- j Mr. Wroten had expressed a desire • fcrrtng here not only to the sltua- to make the trip to Little Rock ; (jon abroad but to" the situation to pick up the car because he | | n this country caused by car because he brother who re- pick up the wanted to visit sides there. A passing motorist discovered Mr. Wrotcn in the wrecked car in a ditch, about 15 minutes after the accident. He was bronchi here in j an ambulance of the Swift Func- ; ral Home of Osccola. i The new car was badly damaged.: Tlie front end was smashed and the glass was broken out of the left windshield. Mr Wroten's .'/ster. Mrs. Charles. F. Rus-sell of Arlington. Va., was expected to arrive here this afternoon. Mr. Wrolcn resided in Pine Bluff before he came here two years ago this country caused by demands that Ihe U. S. do something.) "It is regrettable that passions arc aroused to the degree which has occurred. "U is tragic to have things happen such as just occurred in Czechoslovakia, particularly what happened to some of the officials, as in the death of Jan Masaryk. All of which indicates very rjlainly what is going on—it is a eign of terror in Czechoslovakia and not an ordinary due process of government by the people." New York Gotten 1:30 open high low p.m. Mar 3370 3285 3330 333.1 May 33!8 3393 3348 335! July 3282 3319 3264 3275 Ocl 2998 3018 2SSO 2939 Dec 2947 2959 2923 2928 Jury Frees Two Fliers Held as Arms Smugglers JACKSONVILLE. Pla.. March II. (UP)—A federal jury today found two youthful fliers not guilty of p.rtns smuselfng despite the judge's statement that their defense bore aspects of a "comic opera." The court stated the jury "ignored every point of law tn this suit" In giving the verdict- retirement tix jr*fcT| *t9 H »»•; Rss&elirtftl "HUh C F Tuck f In the Smart and Tucker l-Yimis for 25 years iintl afterwards carried on fanning Interests, by himself. Mr. Smart' came to Ulylhe- ville from Tyro. Miss., In 1017. He was formerly a member of the Board of Governors of Blytheville Hospital iinrt n commissioner o; Sewer District No. 1. , - , Mr. Smart was A member of tlie In on the new equipment. Mayor First Methodist Church and for Jackson said, it was purchased by several years served on the Board the city in 1925. I of stewards. Purchase of the newest truck Is in accordance with recommendations of the Arkansas InspccVon aud Rating Bureau. Ihc state ngen- cy which determines fire insurance classifications of towns and cities In a report last month, Ihe agency ] grandchildren recommended that the old pu,iiper be either replaced or overhauled com r :lct2ly. Thi s leaves only completion of the 500,000-galIon water tank under construction by the Blythcvllle WatT Co. lo be awaited before the City of Biythevilic can be re- graded and given a Class Six (ire insurance rating by the stale agency. The new rating will bring about nn appreciable reduction of fire insurance rules here, officials Indicated. mittee, largely By John I,. Slrtle United 1'ress Staff t'orrckixJiiikut WASHINGTON, March II. (U.i>.)—SenKle "revision- inls" fact; alino.sL cerium dofciil today iu their drive to trim !? l.UOO,000,000 from tlio Kuropeiin recovery program. Tho iiiurfrm ol' defeat may be us great us 2 to 1. Tlie Communist coup in O.eelit>Hlov;ikia and tlie Communist Ihreiil lo Hiily appeared to have weakened support for a cut in I lie KKP bill. The measure would provide |5,300000,000 1'or the first year of Ihe program. + However, Sen. Joseph H. Ball, R,,' Minn., planned to introduce ,uv amendment today to cut the first, year figure to $4,000,ttOO,COO. Iio promised the support of Sen. Robert A. Taft W Ohio, chairman of Ihe Republican I'ollcy Committee, and Republican whip Kenneth S. Wherry of Nebraska, Tuft's position put him at odds with Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberif, Republican foreign policy leader, who is fighting for the «,300,000,000 figure. I'rnlkt ra.ssaj-e by Saturday Members of the revisionist bloc admitted privately that they ,liad hope of carrying the reduction amendment. One of their leaders predicted tlu; amendment would, receive about 20 volts from the 51 Republican senators. Democratic, sjiokcsmcn l>cllovcd It, would get no more than eight votes from their .side of the Senate. Republican leaders threatened night sessions today and'tomorrow In an effort to clear the way for passage of the bill Saturday. Tilt: tentative schedule called for a. vote by tomorrow night on the amendment lo cut (1,300,000,000 from Hie bill. Taft and some other supporters of the cut were expcct- 'cl lo support the final version even I tile umeniiment should fail. Dminy yesterday's session, -*'lh« Senate rejected Henry A. Wallace's substitute plan for ERP by <m overwhelming vote of 74 to 3. Sen. Qlen H. Taylor of Idaho, Wallace third purty candidate for vice president, offered the .substitute after a long speech attacking ERF iu ft "war-breeding" program,* It culled lor the United States to tak« the lead In creating a UN reconstruction administrRtlon for Europe and for this country to make an initial contribution of |5,000.000,000.'Only Sens. Claude Pepper, D,, Fla.j "and William Langer, R.. N. D., joined Taylor In Uie.fole. t <;.lrl Rnrhrll l'"nreii!ii Minister Call Kni'kcll o! 1'lnland yesterday delivered through one of his sccrciarlr-.s a note to Premier Josef Slalln's Soi'lel minister In Helsinki. Chcuorl M. Sa- vouerikm', in reply to Russia's request for a friendship and military pa?l between l|ie two nations. Enckell will head Uic Finnish delegation to Moscow taking the leadership post because of Illness of Premier Mauno Pekkalaof Finland. The delegation's Oat* c£ departure for Moscow tuiS; Communists arc" In sending In addition to his two sons, he Is survived by his wife. Mrs. Sarah Smart, and two sisters, Mrs. B. II Dickinson and Mrs. J. Merrill JonU, both of Blytheville. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and six g.-ual- ,. . primed for « flpht Mrs. l-eotmrd Thimu.s, rxpcullve committee memljer from Alnliiiinn, snld she was nolnt! to find mil, where j McOrnlh and the President stand on civil rights. P;irly Mny I>rnp Truman "The Eoulh herelofoi-c lias born solidly behind thi' r DiTncii'nitU: nominee for president," she told the United Press. "Southerner* Ihreaten to go fish- Ing election day rather thnn vote for n leader who lulvccnlcs legislation that will overthrow the Sues lor Taxes 600 Property Owners In North Missco on List of Delinquents Action has been InsllUitofl Chnnccry Court IIPIT foy |]in Bonnl ')( nirrctora of ilifi HI. l^nincls I.cvco DLslrlcl In force colli'cllon of de- dal .stfuclin c of the South. Tliu'lnl j Jinqiipnt tcvi'c tuxr.s from |n - oi)crty peace of the South Is huilt, on see- \ "»'»ci's In North Mississippi Cniin- rcRntlon." . j IJ'i court, records sliowctl tociiiy The Soutlirrn rebellion nntl Henry i Mure llinll CM owners of fnnn i Ex-King Michael Begins New York Conferences Defense Rests in Trial Of Gen. Bennett Meyers WASHINGTON. Mar- 11. iUI>l — The defense i-eslerl today In the subornation ol perjury trial of MnJ. i " Gen. Dennett E. Meyers without J,, cnlllng cither the officer or a sin- | gle \vilness. Tlie 52-ycar-olcl retired officer, i formej- second In command In air [ force procurement, is charged Mich Inducing Dleriot H. Laimirrc to lie j to a Congressional committee. i Lamnrrc. self-styled "dummy" president to Aviation Electric Corp.. Vnndalia, O.. satd Meyer.s was the A. Wallace's third party drain upon blij city blocs of formerly Democratic voters i.s hurting Mr. Tin- • man's chances and may ruin thi-m. Widespread reports that Northern executive committee members v,'0uld Join Southerners In a drop-Truman movement at this meeting prob:ib]y .cut would lie n cundidiUe. A politician hns to he pretty an'iry before he will come out against, a president of bis ov:n party wlio wants lo succeed himself and who ml^ht, yet. he elected. S40 Fine is Imnosed Henry, Gorsson Again Indicted by US. WASHINGTON, March 11. (til*) — The Gnr.s.son brothers—Henry nnrt • Murray—were Indicted by a federal grrmd jury on new charges ut h find, conspiracy and filing false flLiiincitil statements with the government. . The indictment was returned a,t Baltimore: am! announced by the Department ol Justice here. The Gar.ssons presently am under .sentence along with former Democratic Rep. Andrew J. M.w of Kentucky for conviction on con- .suimcy charges. They were convicted of conspiracy to delraud the Kovcrnmenl of Mny's services during the war. The Baltimore indictment aL&o named the Eric Basin Metal Products Co., a Gi\rsson corjwratlon (litlon [o the amount of I lie taxes i n ' ui Lhrco Chicago officers of the Thr boiirrl ahso cLiims n lien | rit ' [ ". AlleL1 B - Oolhnnn, Atseph T. niinsl each tract for Ihc amount j Wi.^s and Harry S. Click, Tlic indictment charges that tlie delcndants conspired to defraud the government of mote than $1,000.000 by filing fatsc statements in renegotiating war contracts. lands nn t ] town lot.-: ami blocks n lislrd by (he Irvcc district iHirc- tor.s n.-i hnvirif- fulled to p»y luxrs due on DIM himis fr>r I ho year 1947. The Hoard of Dhrcloi.s" stales in court records that as plaintiff In I ho en so 1(. is en til led to recover a 25 pn- cent penalty nnd Ihc atklltlonnl .sum of :!5 ccnl.s for cv- trnct iTtitrncrf dnlltnirnt hi ad- real boss and owner of the Ilrm. As the delcnse wound up its cnsr. Defense Coun.sel Robert T. Bu.shnell traced for the federal court jury the history of the Senate War Investigating Suljcommittcc which made the original Invc.sliga- lion of Meyers. Mountain of Sawdust Burns Slowly For Days Defying Firemen't Effort Firemen marie another run this : crly direction. Tt Is almost impossi- morning lo pour additional water \ ble to reach with water, Chief Head on Ihe large sawdust pile at the; said. Barksdale Manufacturing Co. on | The blaze will have to burn ilsclf South Broadway, where Ihe hill of | out. he said. The pile is between 50 wood shavings has been smoulder- j and 7S feet square at Ihe buse and ing for the past 11 dnys. ! rises lo a point about 20 feet hl^Ii. While the fire is doing no damage It is composed of a mixture of saw- aside from releasing clouds of smoke dust, wood shavings and old tent periodically, it has tunneled the stakes, pile and become virtually inacccssi- I No wood debris has been added NEW YORK, Mar. II. (UPi—Ex- Klnc Michael of Romania began a series of informal conferences today which his advisers hope will pave the way (or his return to the throne he was forced to abandon imder Communist pressure last December 30. Among those scheduled to see Ihe 26-ycar-olrt Michael wns Gen. Nicholas Radesch. former prime minister of Romania, who has stated that his king was coming to this country to help unity a Ru- I manian liberation movement. ; d lo(1 cllm |, T;lUor , o , i hc big Michael himself *as more reticent. • ' ' • about the purpose of his three weeks trip to the United Stales when he confronted one of the largest groups of newspapermen and photographers to greet an incoming celebrity aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth late yesterday. "I just want to look around because I never have been to the United States before," he said. ble. Fire Ohief Roy Heart said today that it will take about three weeks to burn itself out, to the pile since Ihc war's end, Chief Head said. It accumulated during the war when the Barksdale Manu- Z p. m. ! A T A- T ........ Amcr Tobacco Annconcla Copixr Beth Steel ........ Chrysler ......... Gen Electric ...... Gen Motors ...... Montgomery Ward N Y Ccntr'ul ...... Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel . . . . :ocony Vacuum .. result of children playing near the I embers. The piTe grew' "because no ! Sta'ndard^f' N j' " pile, he said. At present, the fir,* Is ' one wsnlrd the sav/du'l enoueh to •>- •--•; c-p j carry it away, Chief Head said. U a S.ce! . .'.'.',". A. hose line has been kept at the ! facturing Co. held a contract with scene, constantly pouring water on Ihe Army lo turn out lent stakes, the sawdust pile since the smoulder- ing blaze broke out, and a man has he said. At firsl. Ihe waste sawdust was the company but this Elimination of L/N Veto j Power Advocated by U.S. LAKE SUCCESS. Mar." II. iUP> — The United States formally pro- i power veto of peaceful settlement ' of disputes nnd admittance of Now United Nations members. It appeared certain tlie proposal would be opposed by Russia, which has announced frequently that It will vote for no change in Ihe veto power of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. New York Stocks Weather For Drunken Driving Hilly Knapp of Filythcville was fined $40 nnd ro?,ts In lU'.mlcirml Court this morning wlu-n he i>!"'><l- : e<l gtiilty to a rluir-;e of (irlviiif; while under the influence of liquor, j He also was finrd S10 and rosin! for driving without a drivers license ! but this fine was siiMiondcd during | good behrwJor. Mack Germany, who j wns. with Knapp u>irn he u n,s rtr- re.stcd. forfcilcrt a S20,2j bond on a i chargr of public I The court this morning also ac- I ccpted forfeiture o[ n SIS bond put' up by Bill Griffin after his arrest Mar. on a charge ot spcrdmi;. ' Ma>' of Ihr Inxes due. The (olal amounts delinquent, including the penally and 25-a-nl cosl, range. 1 ; from a 5iii;i]|r-st charge of 41 cents to HIP Inrfvst (jf a lllllo mm c than S27. j Thr avni^c :imount due, however, rringes from $'.l to .$7- These taxc.i Ijrcainc (iciiiiuent Vcb. I. In ,T tid it ion to faun Intids. the list luclmff taxos due on town lots in niyth"villo. ncll. Lrnchvillr find .y'anil:). Tlie list wi\s compiled ;nul filed with Circuit Court Cl^rk Har- vry Morris by Mrs. I.yn P. Gooch nf Blyllieville, collector of levee taxr.*;. Soybeans (I'rirrs f. o. b. Chicago) open high low l:;!fl 3S4 356 34-1 314 345 347 33Sa 335'.ia Florida Governor Gets $237,500 Judgment for Libel by Maoazine TALLAHASSEE, l-'la . Mar. 1|._ nppenl to Ihe U. S Circuit Com t of (UP) — A Federal Court Jury yes-i Appeals at New Orleans. 11 con- lerday awarded Gov. Millard Cald- i tended Hie Tallahassee jury had well of Florida $337,500 damage. 1 ; been prejudiced for the governor against Colliers Magaxnir. : by his hUh position and his prom- Tile inrig.ixine mafic immediiite i>c tn drnuile any award to the Arkansas forecast: Cloudy, ccca-j plans In appeal In n liisher court. been assigned lo watch the pile at burned by nighls, Chief Head said. i practice was stopped became of the '• The blaze probably started as a! number of complaints about flying i; , , eating under the pile in a South- f sional snow. Considerably colder in ! east and south portions lortay nnd 148 1-B tonight. Friday, mostly cloudy and (iO 1-2 , continued cold. 31 1-4 i Minimum this morninB--20. .11 1-4' Minimum yesterday—45. 35 Sunset today--6:04. 31 7-8 -Sunrise tomorrow—6:15. 51 5-8 Precipitation, 24 hours to 7 a. m. •JO t-B toe'ay—.2. r ) inch of ice nnri Meet. 13 1-4 , Total since J:-n, 1 —III.CO. 83 :i-4 Mi'ftn lomix-rntuie midwuy bell 1-2 lwf:rn hifch and Towl^-TJ.. 1 !. 74 Normal mr?n Icr ^lRrch--5t.2. 15 1-2 THs |ii>«- T>?st Vcar 18 Minimum this inorninjz—-32. 12 Maximum yesterday—56. r." 1 3-4 r»«- ! -" -|'y:i, Jr.n, 1 lo this 69 , dale—i.i,4. Caldwrll hnrl churgrd (hat Colliers libclrtl him by ini.srrprc^entiTiK his views on lynching. Florida A. and M. College for Negroes William I... Chf-nery, publisher of (he magiuinc. said it would "appeal Red Cross Drive Yields $4,597; $11,084 Is Sought The Red Cross financial cam- pnlgu underway in North Mississippi County today was more than one- third of the way toward achieving its quoin of $11,084. Reports today showed that the drive collections stood at M,59'-0* and that two more communities have met their quotas. Gerald Edwards, drive chairman for whistlcville, reported collections of $125.05. The quota there was S120. Residents or Brown Spur have met their quota of $50. V. R. Jollifl is drive chairman there. Additional contributions of *35 havo boosted Manila collections to a total of $1.034.70. it was reported today. This puts Manila contrbu- lions nearly 5300 over the goal of $755 set for the community Drive chairman for Manila is C. W. Tipton, wlio has been assisted by W. W. Fowler. Mrs. Madge Brown and A. K. McCuller. A 12-maii jury liicHuiinK llirce Nooroes deliberated only two horns before deciding an editorial in 1)10 ^^a!:a?:ine 1 s Frh. 23. 194R ivsue had lihr-led the governor dr.spile Collier's contention it mnely hnti ex- ercified the rl[jht of n. free press to rritici/.c? |>ul)lic o;firitis CnldVLTll had asked $500.000 dmu- age.s. He hari testified that, publication of the editorial and subsequent publicity It received had! ]o '- vc <' lh c shooting of a Madison caused Negroes to "distrust," him j County Negro, Jesse James Payne, nnd cost him the confidence of j who was killed while nwailing trial Florida citizens. ' for attempting to rape A live year The magazine was expected lo i old white girl. Italian Communists °bV r the Co " ' or Lal ">r Strike press." "H's not a question of money." lie said, promising lo c.xhausl every judicial process to get a revY- sal of the verdict. "It's a question of Ihe fundamental principle of our American civilization." Tlie allegedly libelous article lol- ROME, Mar. II. (UPi—Southern Italian Communist.*; today called i. on labor to demonstrate Sunday in protest against alleged police intimidation of voters In Puglia Province. Authorities feared the protest meetings might he a prelude to a genera! strike, with the Communists using the S6,000,000-man General Labor Confederation they coiv trol as a campaign weapon for the April 18 National elections.

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