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Six The Bee: Danville, Va., Tuesday, February 26, 1946 NUMBER 1 DECLARES SITUATION DANGERbUS . (Cuntinaed from Pagre One) ^4 93Vii American Can ... Am Mach & Foundry American Rolling Mills ..... 30 Amer Tel & Tel . .' ........ 186 tary Ernest Bevin and U. S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes while heading the French delegation to the first United Nations Assembly in London. Results of these conversations have not yet been announced, and French discontent over the continuance in power of the Franco government has been increasing. 1 Protest meetings and demonstrations have taken place throughout France and her North African colonies since the announcement of the execution of the Spanish Republicans headed by Cristino Garcia who fought in the French ressitance forces against the Germans. • The French General Confederation of Labor yesterday directed its adherents to refuse to handle! the shipment of any freight to Spain, and the world Federation of Trade Unions called on its member federations to take similar action. France has had no normal diplomatic relations with Madrid since the collapse of the Vichy regime with the defeat of the Germans. Since then France has been represented in Spain by a diplomatic agent, while Spain has had a simi- j lar. agent, Miguel Mateu. with the personal rank of ambassador in Paris. Mateu has been in Spain since several weeks before Christ; mas, however. The text of the cabinet commu- nique on Spain: "M. Bidault gave an explanation of the international situation. "The Council of Ministers decided to again inform the governments of the United States and Great Britain that the present situation in Spain constitutes a danger for international security. "It also decided to close the French-Spanish frontier t< beginning the first of March midnight." Amer S'melt & Ref 621/4 American Tobacco "B" 81-14 Anaconda Copper 45V6 Atch Top & Santa Fe 97 H> Atlantic Coast Line 68V£ Atlantic Refining 3<Hii Bendix Aviation 52 Bethlehem Steel 9SV4 Boeing Airplane 27-14 Chrysler Corporation 121 Consolidated Edison 32^ Continental Can ' 41 Curtiss Wright 9% Douglas Aircraft 92?B Du Pont de Nemours 182V£ Darwood 14 General Electric 45Vi General Motors 71-'V4 Gliden 38 Greyhound Corp 31V4 Kcnnecott Copper 50% Kroger Grocery 48 ! /£ Lorillard 26V-> Loews Inc 34V£ Montgomery Ward ........ 76% N Y Central R R .......... 28 North Amer Aviation ...... 14V4 Paramount Pictures ....... 63 Pennsylvania R R ......... 42V4 Pepsi Cola ............... 33% Philip Morris ............. 46 Pure Oil .................. 20V4 Radio Corporation ......... 15Vi Republic Steel ............ 32% R J Reynolds Tob "B" ...... 38 Sears Roebuck ............ 40V6 Simmons Co ........ '. ..... 43 a /i Sinclair Oil ____ ........... 17 7 /8 Socony Vacuum ........... 15% Southern Railway ......... 50% Southern Pacific .......... 56V4 Standard Oil of N. J ........ 64 Texas Corporation ......... 53>/i Union Carbide ............ 99% United Aircraft ........... 32% United States Steel ........ 81% Warner Bros ............. 36% Westinghouse Electric ..... 34 Vi Woolworth Local Stocks: R & D R Cotton Mills pfd: bid R & D R Cotton Mills, com: offered 78. NUMBER 3 WOMAN BEATEN WITH STICK; ROCKS THROWN AT OTHER NUMBER! MILLS NEWTON FACES CHARGE IN FEDERAL COURT (Continued from Page One) in recent months, took place as the two women were walking to their work in the mills. Miss Wade was first molested when a negro started chasing her and hurling stones at her. She was not struck. She ran into a service station and called police. Just as officers arrived Fallen was engaged in an attack on Miss Newman with a stick. Two' officers rushed up and were engaged in a tussel with the man when another police cruiser containing detectives arrived. Five officers combined in subduing the resisting man, who struck Riddle with the stick he was carrying—the same with which he struck Miss Newman, who was on her way to relieve another mill nurse at midnight. Miss Newman was struck on the head and knocked down, then was struck again over the body. She suffered injuries and bruises which necessitated treatment at Memorial hospital, having been rendered unconscious from the blows. The attacks allegedly were made without, the assailant uttering a word. His only statement made after ihis arrest was that "everybody thinks I'm crazy." In addition he reportedly boasted that he "was a "bad man," and could stand toe to toe to anyone. He is not the same Robert Fallen,, it was said, who had a previous court record. NUMBER A WHITE WOMEN ARE PUSHED OFF CITY SIDEWALK (Continued from Page One) $800. The grand jury was still working this afternoon and It was thought possible that it would not finish its work today. Among the indictments yesterday was 'one against William Jefferson Philpott known as Jaybird Philpott, alleged to have engaged in a sensational rum running episode last week near Martinsville when Philpott rammed a road block set up by Alcohol Tax Unit investigators and made a getaway after a mad chase only to be arrested later in Noith Carolina. Grandy Ingram who was in the car with him was yesterday brought before Judge A. D. Barksdale to show cause why a previous suspended sentence should not be revoked because of his violation of the terms of suspension. Ingram was committed to a'reform school for eighteen months and fined ?100. Otto Hans Herschel who many years ago was an active figure in art circles in Vienna became an American citizen yesterday with his wife Klara Sara Herschel. They had completed all the formalities and were granted their final papers. The artist dropped the Teutonic Hans in his name and becomes Otto John Herschel. Liki many others of Jewish bearing, Dr. Herschel suffered from Nazi oppression and with his wife managed to get away from Vienna, but not before the Nazis had stripped them of their life's accumulated savings, their property, their art collection. They came to this coun-j quarter, which has intensified a try by way of the underground j public clamor for wider police but found vided Dr. portunity to resume his profession, j Safety Director E. H. Bragg said despite advanced years. Several others were naturalized yesterday, Tony Leo Gianapoulos, Greek; Manfred Rosenberg and his wife, Use Rosenberg from Palestine; Konstantinos Sakellarides, Greek; and Vasiliki Gouvas, Greek. The federal court docket—which (Continued from Page One) scene and intercepted Mason, who by that time had an egg-like protuberance on his forehead and who, according to Griffith, admitted having some "trouble" with white people. He was taken to jail. Police Chief Garrett immediate- Pickpocket And A Barking Dog Occupy Police In addition to investigation of several offenses of consequence last night, police were kept busy with other routine complaints, including a barking dog that reportedly was keeping hotel guests awake and a pickpocket incident. Robert. William Jennings of Newport News, reported yesterday at noon that someone had taken a billfold containing $125 from his pocket while he was in a downtown store. Last midnight a complaint said that a barking dog back of a local hotel was disturbing sleepers. Officers went to the scene but failed to find a barking canine. Police assistance was sought by several persons who lost money and gems. One man lost a billfold containing $190 between Five Forks and Dame Street. A West Main Street woman resident reported she hart lost her $250 platinum sapphire and diamond pin between her home and downtown. Another woman reported she had lost her wrist watch valued at §375 in the railroad depot. REPUBLICAN PARTY FIGHT DEVELOPING Elements At Odds Over Successor To Chairman BrowneII gflwiiHUHHMminn IT imtiimmiiiiimmtii OWN OPICS HtWg SE mimwiiiiimmtmimimiiiwwtwiiHummiiiJ The management of> the Dan leaders of the co/iferences at NUMBER 5 N. Y. CITY SUBWAY WORKERS MAY QUIT AT MIDNIGHT (Continued from Page One) threatened strike. Earlier, Brophy declared "there will still be enough men around to run the transit system" even if the TWU struck. He said that City Councilman Michael J. Quill, international president of the TWU. was "bluffing," and added: "With Quill's men out, there might be a curtailment of service for about an hour, but the schedule would then right itself." Delegates of the Civil Service Forum, claiming to represent an estimated 8,000 transit workers, also voted last night to remain on the jobs. Meanwhile, Harry Sacher, TWU general counsel, declared in a radio address that there would be "no transit strike . in the city of New York" if the "differences between the board of transporta- WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—(#)— A fight between old line and other elements of ,the Republican party appeared developing today over a successor to Herbert Brownell, Jr., as G.O.P. national chairman. Brownell's call for a committee meeting here April 1 to act on his resignation prompted immediate suggestions from Republican legislators that a full-time, well-paid successor be chosen. A division of opinion developed immediately over whether the new party chairman should come from the west, where Republicans showed most of their strength in the 1944 election, or from the east, where many members think most of their hardest work must be done this year. The list of potential candidates is long, but the fact remains that the national committee—and not the legislators whose personal political fortunes are at stake- will pick Brownell's successor. The committee is composed of members from each of the 48 states.' Such wheel horses of the regular organization as Walter Hallanan of West Virginia, Werner Schroeder of Illinois, Rep. Carroll Reece of Tennessee and former Chairman Harrison Spangler of Iowa are being suggeseted by the so-called conservative elements of the party. From others less bound by GOP traditions, such as Senator Morse of Oregon, came the proposal lhat Ralph Cake of Oregon be chosen by the committee. Cake was one of Wendell L. Willkie's 1940 campaign managers. Younger committee members may be expected to throw some support to Barak T. Haltingly of Missouri. House Minority Leader Joseph W. Martin, Jr., is reported to be backing his fellow Massachusetts Republican, former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. Lodge would satisfy some of the younger elements and would be acceptable to internationally-minded Republicans. Colleagues note, however, that he played a lone hand in the Senate, and some expressed doubt that he would work well in party harness. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the minority whip who criticized Brownell because the latter didn't devote full time to the chairman ship, told a reporter he hopes a good organizer is picked who will be on the job every day. • Although he said it might he best for the Republicans to pick a man from the west, Wherry added that he regards former Senator Sinclair Weeks of Massachusetts as a good example of the type he favors. Weeks once served the committee as its treasurer. Wherry, himself mentioned as possible selection, has told friends he would not resign from the Senate to take the place. Senator Bridges of New Hampshire said he has heard the name of Gov. Dwight Griswold of Nebraska mentioned. Senator Willis of Indiana said he is for Rep. Charles Halleck of Indiana, who has served as chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. Other House members were reported backing Rep. Clarence Brown of Ohio. River Mills and union started Schoolfield this morning in relation to the union demand for a flat raise of 15 cents an hour in pay to 14,000 people. Top men of the mill and union are participating in these negotiations and nobody would venture a prediction as to how long they would extend. The board-of directors of the Chamber of Commerce will meet tomorrow night at the organiza- lon's offices, at 7:45 o'clock. ly took over (he case last night and tion and the TWU" were submitted examined personally all of the witnesses who could be found and had statements reduced to writing. The incident took place at 7:30 o'clock and was one of many similar recent outrages in, or near thai kind friends who pro- I protection at night, even if the Herschel with an op-' day force is to be reduced. j recently he was looking into the 'matter and that something should be done' about it. According to Collins, Mason who is described as unemployed., met the group of white people deliberately on the sidewalk and brushed Mrs. Collins into the road with- "for judgment to an impartial body for arbitration." The threatened strike would not affect privately-owned transit lines in the city, taxicabs, interstate bus lines, or railroads operating in New York and entering the city from outside. The city, meantime, put into effect emergency measures to prevent a complete collapse of its 550- mile transit network. The entire fire, department was alerted for an immediate call to duty; the police department opened an emergency planning bureau to cope with the situation; Police Commissioner Arthur W. Wallander asked that a "share-a-ride sys- The veterans' group seeking to put a Covmcil ticket in the field continued to have difficulty yes- :erday in arriving at the names of he two needed and no final action was taken. No assurances have >een so far received that Dr. Roy Upchurch, Walter Squire and Fred Lamb already nominated, %vill accept. In the meantime it is reported that the five Councilmen whose erms will expire may __ stand together on one plalfornx They are Vlarcus Brown, J. T. Catlin, Harry Smith, W. E. Link and Squire. Three grass fires between 9:45 a. m. and 10:45 a. m. today brought alarms to' the local fire department. The first fire was on West Stokes Street, the second on South Main, behind the bus barn, and the ast on Eager Street behind Stratford College. It was stated that he fires spread quickly due to the ligh wind. A section of the steel wire fence uiTounding the city jail was bashed in sometime yesterday afternoon, apparently by an automobile. A stretch of the fence on :he Court Street side was pushed n at a 45-degree angle for a dis- .ance of some eight or ten feet. The jailor notified the police department but there was no record there today of an arrest and officials said they knew nothing about it. Martinsville Daily NeW Chief Tissel Blfr. Women's Bible Class Hears Mrs. Witherow Mrs. J. G. Covington and Miss Blanche Brumfield were joint Martinsville, V»., Feb. 25, 1946 Many Are Fined On ABC Charges Today In Court .Four, charges for being -drunk were heard in the police court today and fines of $10 and costs hostesses yesterday evening when I each imposed. they entertained the members of I Arthur W. Campbell, and Robert Mrs. O'Neal's Class of the Broad Street Christian Church. Mrs. James Witherow, was pro- Saunders, Jr., charged with speeding, a fine of $10 each and costs. Claude Becker and Kenneth gram leader. She gave a talk on [ Hairston, running through a red the subject "Paul's Last Journey." J light, $2.50 and costs. Mrs. Van Shelton was in charge of the business activities. During the social hour a refresh- W. H. Ballard, charged with operating a car without proper license plates, $10 fine and costs. ment course was served by the \ Lovey Scapes, charged with op- hostess. Rev. W. M. Norment, Jr.,' erasing a car vyithout proper and his mother, Mrs. Norment! brakes, $10 fine and costs; and for were guests. (having in his possession untaxed A program of chorus singing was paid liquor, $50'fi-.e and cost, enjoyed. Miss Flick Tells Of Travels In Persia GARDEN CLUB MEETS TOMORROW Mrs. J. :D. Sparrow will entertain the members of the Martinsville Garden Club Wednesday aft- Mrs. Meade Carter, vice presi- I ernoon at her home on Starling dent, was in the chair for the | Avenue. Telephone 4178 Brush Ignites, Threatening- Pannill Home on Scuffle Hill I The , fire department receivJ two calls during the day Mondal The first call was to Scuffle«H where sparks from the train I ignited brush in the rear of tlj Pannill residence. No damage suited. . The second alarm-was to stable of R. M. Simmons where barn was ignited from a pile trash burning nearby. The dan age was small. monthly meeting of the Altrusa Club Monday evening held at the Broad Street Hotel. The members voted to continue to pay the salary of the Diversified Occupation student who was assisting in the library. A committee composed of Mrs. F. W. Carper, Mrs. Joe Lively and Mrs. Landon Biscoe was appointed to make plans for the anniversary meeting in April. Miss Rita Flick, nutrition worker of the American Red Cross, was the guest speaker. She related her travels while serving in Persia and other countries. Miss Flick, Miss Henkle, Mrs. Katheryn Webster and Mrs. Ellen Wood were guests. Mrs. H. N. Dyer, program chairman will have as the guest speaker, Mrs. Ellen Wood, recreational director for the city. TO ENTERTAIN AT PARTY Miss Ann Brodie has issued invitations to a bridge party to be given Thursday evening at Mulberry Terrace, honoring Mrs. Jesse Eddy and Mrs. Willie S. Slavdon III. MISS DYER TO BE HONORED Miss Katherine Dyer, bride-elect, will be honored tomorrow when Mrs. J. C. Smith will entertain at a bridge luncheon at her home on Sam Lion Trail. Mrs. Womack Speaks To Church Women " The Council of Church Wom{ met yesterday afternoon in Chri) Episcopal Church for their quarte ly meeting. Mrs. C. T. Womack, led the dl votionals with the thought, "Pead Through the Way of the Cross."] Plans were formulated for tfl World Day of Prayer to be hej on March 8 in the First Bapti, Church. The church will be opd all day for prayer and meditatiol A special program will be given-j 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening; The members went on record asking that Miss Jane Thompsol Bible instructor in the schools, r| turn for the ensuing year. : . The next meeting will be held the First Methodist Churc| Churches represented were tlj Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyteria and Christian. AUXILIARY TO MEET Members of the Martinsyill Garden Club Auxiliary will mei tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clocl at the home of Mrs. M. H.' MaJ Bryde, Jr., Mrs. F. V. Woodson is prograij chairman. . , , , «j*_t D.JJII.U i.itai. a auai cr-cl-l luc: AVo" is longer than most people expect- out explanation. Then he turned | tern be instituted, and police be- ed owing to the number of indict- [ on Mrs. Borne and pushed her gan mobilizing 1.000 trained city workers for an attempt to man the transit system. ments returned will be concerned tomorrow with five cases in which msmbers of the cult. Jehova's Witnesses are alleged to have failed to answer the draft call as conscientious objectors. Nearly all of the thirty indictments returned yesterday had to do with the handling of liquor. Most of them are being continued until the next term. The sensational raid of several months ago of a house in Halifax County had its echo yesterday when a true bill of indictment was returned against Joseph Sheelo, alleged to have been in possession of 4,940 counterfeit sugar coupons. before Collins could swing into action, being dismayed by the boldness and the suddenness of the attack. charge of -failing to pay minimum wages to certain employes as required by law, also for keeping a false record showing that the em- ployes were paid more than they actually receive. Somebody in the bank appears to have turned informer. This case is not expected to be tried at the current term. M. C. Martin, vice president and cashier is named in the bill of indictment. An echo to the fatal shooting in ^_^, ~ • ••••*_»-nx* vu i«it. La Id J 3il\JL/LiJ The two outstanding indictments j Henry county some months ago in point of view of important ra- was heard yesterday when Dr. Wil- ti;ig given them by the government was one against the Ali«ghany Milling Corporation of Covinglon with John Watts, manager, and Joseph MoricJe, head miJJer accused of selling adulterated flour to three West Virginia firms. The government claims that the same firm was fined $250 in 1944 for a similar offense. This case likely to be removed from Dan liam Wilson, Milton Lee Elliott, and George E. Harris, were exonerated of a charge of having three pints of untaxed liquor in their possession at the time of their arrest as the aftermath of a shooting in which Dr. Wilson's negro driver, was killed by an officer. NUMBER 6 ROBBERY CASE WITH UNUSUAL TWIST AIRED (Continued from Page One) ren were to wait in the backyard until Warren's wife left the house. It was there that Warren he sai'l. demanded hj.s money and when he declined, struck him and seized his throat after which he said he handed over the $5. He said he asked Warren to give him half of the money back for bus fare home —that Warren could keep the other half—but that Warren refused. He said he and Warren then came The court yesterday entered an back downtown to a Craghead is j order for the payment of the late Street establishment, Mabes later II " ] CjOl _ VV 1 I 1 1 A TT\ IV a 11 Qf»A f~*f\ f-nrvn'f i*m» nlln*«!cin «...».. — I .- _.-!•__ jl. Col. William Wallace Cornog's war _. _. ... _ . „ , ! to Wavcrley Cousins, The Danville Savings Bank and J executor of the estate of the sol- Trust Company, a negro instilu- dier, a brother of Mrs Cousins wa« indicted yesterday on a ' > ~ ousins '' killed in action. slipping away and reporting the robbery to the police. Following Warren's arrest, Mabes testified, he was idling away the I time while waiting on the next bus to Martinsville by walking the street, when Isley stopped him and asked him what he meant by having his friend arrested and threatened him with bodily harm unless he withdraw the charge. The witness stated that Isley seized him by the arm, and fearful of being set upon, he agreed to accompany him and have the charge against Warren withdrawn. He indicated that he had no intention of doing so and, according to the evidence, as soon as the pair reached police headquarters, he told officers lhat Isley had threatened and intimidated him in an effort to clear Warren. Isley was arrested at police headquarters. Warren entered an emphatic denial of the robbery, When he took the stand and indicated that part of his testimony would deal with certain testimony, women were cleared from the court, Warren accused Mabes of having "followed" him all evening and further testified that Mabes had been drinking. Police officers to whom Mabes complained after the alleged robbery contradicted Warren on his testimony that Mabes was drinking. They testified that he was not. Police Lieut. O. S. Mayberry, who said he knew Mabes and his whole family for many years, also testified that he never known or never heard of Mabes, whom he had known since an infant, was afflicted in (he manner Warren had testified. Isley denied intimidating Mabes into changing his story but admitted approaching him and questioning him about having his friend, Warren, arrested and, when told by Mabes, according lo his testimony, that he was not sure whether Warren had robbed him, asked him to withdraw the charges. Everything was agreeable until they reached police headquarters, .Isley said, when Mabes suddenly accused him of forcing him to cornc there. New 'Quit Manchuria 7 Demand Made Chinese Students March In Chungking CHUNGKING, Feb. 26.—(/P)— Thousands, of Chinese students, among them contingents of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, marched through Chungking today in a fresh "Quit Manchuria" demonstration against Russia. Similar demonstrations were reported from several other Chinese cities—latest in several days of such parades. At Chengtu, all j students joined in a one-day protest strike. The people's daily meantime reported "severe fighting" between government and Communist troops at Changwu, about 60 miles northwest of Mukden, and at Faku, I about 50 miles north of Mukden. However, it was expected that j arrangements for cessation of this and other localized fighting Ln Manchuria would be made at a scheduled meeting of Gen. Chang j Chih-Chung and Gen. Chou En- lai, representing the government and Communists, respectively. The Chinese ambassador to Moscow, P. S. Foo, arrived in Chung- king unheralded Sunday to report on his Manchuria discussions with Soviet authorities. Despite Chiang Kai-shek's call to the nation not to be too much concerned over the Manchurian situation, it was obvious there was no abatement in agitation for the withdrawal of Soviet forces. Arrangements were completed for Generals Marshall, Chang and Chou to make a tour of inspection. With Peiping as the first stop, the party is expected to leave tomorrow or Thursday. Power Strike Averted At Last Hour Postponed For One Week To be sure that ice cubes are fresh and tasteless, wash the tray, with soap and water each time the refrigerators is defrosted, Scald before refilling. NUMBER 7 PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26.—(#)— A power strike which threatened a blackout in an 817 square mile area of industrial Pittsburgh and its environs was averted last night less than a half hour before it was to have gone into effect. A one-week postponement—until 12:01 a. m., Tuesday. March 5 —was announced by President George L. Mueller of the Independent Union of Duquesne Light Company Employes. The union, with a membership of 3,400, will decide at a meeting on March 1, whether its wage dispute with the company is to be finally settled by arbitration or a strike. The union is demanding a 21 cents an "hour increase for common labor and 25 cents for other employes. The strike—second one • to be called in a fortnight—was to have started at 12:01 a. m. today. The first one, called February 12, lasted 19 hours before it was suspended by the union "in the interest of the public." The latest postponement, coming after eight days of conferences and negotiations between management and union representatives and a three-man mediation board headed by Mayor David L. Lawrence, followed a conference of the union's 51-man executive committee which made the decision. Mueller's dramatic announcement came even as transit service had come to a virtual halt. Downtown public buildings and stores were ready to close to conserve electrical current. A thousand policemen had been assigned to 12- hour shifts, the war-time civilian defense committee had been alerted for any contingencies. In some parts of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, the chug-chug of emergency power motors' be- GM AND UAW TO REVIEW ALL ISSUES (Continued from Pajre One) a raise of 18Vi cents hourly (16.5 per cent.) The union chief's assertion was in answer to a suggestion from Senator Claude D. Pepper (D.-Fla.i who spoke here Sunday, that the President call both sides to a Washington conference. The walkout now lacks one day of tying in length the longest strike in the history of the auto industry—a 99-day tieup last fall that resulted when employes of the Ford Motor their jobs. Co. of Canada left TO PROBE CONDITIONS BAT A VI A, Feb. 26.—(/P)—British authorities .' announced today that a second liaison party had been dispatched to investigate conditions on the Island of Celebes, where native troops of The Netherlands East Indies Army were reported to have mutinied last week. A similar mission sent out immediately after thn mutiny has not been heard from and Indonesian sources say they have no fresh information on the situation. Java remained generally quiet except for a minor skirmish at Bandoeng, where British troops reported they had been fired on by Indonesian nationalists. Minor NUMBER 8 TROOPS CLEAN-UP NEGRO DISTRICT OF TENN. TOWN (Continued from Pajre One) sixty five persons under arrest were a number who were believed to have been the ringleaders. Twelve of the suspects were seized in a raid by highway patrolmen upon the home of a negro undertaker. These twelve', Bomar said, were charged with attempted murder. He added that in their possession were found four shot guns, two .22 rifles, and a revolver. The official said also'that four open bottles of whisky were found in the place. Two hours after the patrolmen deployed into Mink Slide occasional shots still were that district. Mayor Eldridge Denham said "the situation still is grave" and that he was considering a request for a declaration of martial law. When the patrolmen made their daybreak move into Mink Slide they found about fifty negroes. Although state guardsmen had thrown a cordon around the district a number of the residents were believed by Sheriff Underwood to have fled through the lines during the night. Fifteen others had been picked up during the night. Bomar said that occupants of (he Morton home offered no resistance but that shots were fired from « dance hall across the street as the officers approached. This fire was answered by blasts from Tommy guns. The patrolmen deployed swiftly through the section after units of the state guard had maintained an all-night guard about 'the area known as "Mink Slide." Lynn Bomar, state safety commissioner in charge of the highway patrolmen, announced the arrest of thirty three negroes, twelve of whom were charged with attempted murder. Half an hour after the patrolmen moved in the shooting had died down and it appeared that went into Mink Slide with tli first wave of highway patroim<4 said he saw three negroes fall u| der their gunfire. Bomar said at 8 a. m. that mo^ than sixty arrests had ben made. After Mink Slide had been comi ed by the patrolmen, Bomar mounl ed a truck equipped with a louq speaker and rode through the seij tion. "I want you people to know," said as he preceded hour! through the streets "that we aj here to protect you as well as people on the other side of town.j "We have had trouble in th Mink Slide district but it is all ov^ now and we want everything to peaceful." As he passed a small barber she a pistol shot was fired from insic the establishment. Patrolm* quickly surrounded the place ar started a search. State guardsmen in full fiej gear and carrying riot guns ar bayonettcd rifles patrolled this nol mally quiet middle Tennessee towf of 12,000 population during night. They continued their palrollir and manning riot guns in the pu lie square this morning as the higj way patrol squads moved int Mink Slide. The violence was touched off the shooting of four policmen the negro inhabited district ]al night. Three more persons weJ wounded during the early mori ing. ing tested, was heard through the j lne siUtaUon was in hand, evening. Some business buildings j while the highwaymen were preparing to go into Mink Slide Col- had installed these units in an effort to carry through any emergency if a complete power shutdown occurred. The strike was so close a,l hand that two power stations did close down temporarily and a few picket lines were out. There was no interruption of electrical service, however. It was learnec' that of 45 members of the union executive committee meeting voting on the post- onel Victor Howard Wilson, commander of the Stale Guard's Second Infantry Regiment ordered dispersal of twenty-five white ci : vilians who were standing around with shotguns. They left quietly. As the dawn zero hour approached for the move-in fourteen shots volleyed through the blacked out section. There was a lapse of four New Volcanic Island Forming TOKYO, Feb. 26.— (/P)— A ne volcanic isle has risen from tr sea 200 miles south of the Yok suka naval base, reaching a heigl] of 50 feet and a diameter of 2C| yards in two weeks, American nai| al officers said today. Huge rock occasionally tumble down . i growing peak, and black puffs forth. The isle first was reported by British ship, said Lt. (jg) Dani J. Ransohoff. of the U. S. navi staff at the Yokosuka base. Pro! Takesha Nagata of Tokyo imperl al university said a similar isli appeared near Iwo Jima in trl early 1900's, but later receded. ijf to the sea. Acquit Japanese Of Beating Charge] YOKOHAMA. Feb. 26.— (ff>)—A \ Eighth Army War Trials commi.S sion today acquitted Sunsuke Kail of charges that he assisted in bea'J ing an American prisoner at tl ; Fukuoka camp—the first such ve seciiun. aueie \v<is a lauau ui ivui ... . ., . , , , ... _n minutes and more shooting was J *"* smce the trials stnrl £ d ln J i heard, some of the reports sound- ponement, 27 expressed them- t ing like those of automatic rifles, selves in favor, and 14 were ! Brigadier J. N. Dickinson, com- against postponement. Four mem- ! mander of the Stale Guard Sec- bers were ineligible to vote, and j ond Brigade, was in personal com- the other six were already on picket duty. The postponement followed appeals for a settlement by Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach, Governor Edward Martin, Pennsylvania's two senators, Myers and mand of the guardsmen, who mini' bered some four hundred and who arrived in Columbia during the pan. The courtroom was crowded wil|| fellow who attended Meiji University prial to his induction into the Japane:|l Army in 1944. Kato, 23, was M mess orderly at the camp. ' f* Pleading guilty of beating pril Guffey, and from civic and religi- i negro undertaker at 3 a. .m. and ous groups. " - ' . -. . Mayor Lawrence issued this statement:,. "It is with a ray of hope that we can now proceed to properly present the matter of arbitration to the union membership. But we still need a lot of cooperation from all parties involved, including the public." The Duquesne Light Company announced Sunday it would accept arbitration. . nt oners, Cpl. Naraichi Chihara. fo|| Bomar said 12 of those among ™ r ™£ ns " ge " nt at the ca ™| the thirty three arrested were seu- Wa - 8 sentenced to ** J'ears ir,* ed in a raid on the home of a fighting also occurred on Bangka Island, off the southeast coast of Sumatra, where the Dutch garrison at Toboali was attacked last night by about 30 Indonesians. li that some of them were believed to be among the ringleaders of the disturbance. The official said all twelve had heen charged with attempted murder. He added that four shotguns, two .22 rifles and a revolver were found in their possession. At 7 a. m..Mayor Eldridge Denham of Columbia said "the situation still is grave' 1 and that he was considering requesting •, the governor lo declare martial law. Bomar identified two of the ne- groes seized at the undertaker's home as James Morton, owner of the place, and Sol Blair, barber and political leader. Constable Homer CopeUnd who prisonment at hard labor and P\|| Truo Ono to two years. Trial of the fourth defendant the joint proceedings, Cpl. Mot ' | Ichi Sakagami, continued. HOLTON INSTRUMENTS Now On Display — A( — PAUL'S MELODY SHOP 121 So. Market St.

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