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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEIl OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 12 Biytnevme Dally Ne Blythcvillc Courier Mississippi Valley Loader BLYTHEV1LLK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APU1I, 6, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS *Army Secretary Puts Emphasis On Preparedness Says U.S. Cannot Let Any Aggressor Take Control in Europe Wy ihe Associated Press Secretary of tho Army Royal) said today that if the United States lets an aggressor army sweep over Europe, the resulting war would last 10 to 20 years — "perhaps more." Ro)all added his voice lo those of other top military officials who warned in separate army day speeches that this country cannot af/ord to let European ground forces bear the brunt, ol any lighting attack on the continent. . The Atlantic pact nations. Royall ^•(said in Chicago, are counting on American equipment for their own armies—aild also sn the support of an American army overseas. Righ^ now, he said in his prepared speech, Die United States has "the best army in American history—peace or war—barring none.' But he added: "If in the first stage of any future war, we should lose all foothold on the Eurasian continent am in North Africa, then a victory—i achieved at all—would require 10 or 20 years of war—or perhaps more.' Must Guard Against Attack Shortly before Royall spoke, for n\er Undersecretary of War William H. Diaper has indicated in a SI Louis speech that / icrican troop, will have to mnain Europe long after the occupation ends, to hel guard against any sudden attack. A similar theme ran through talk delivered in New York last night by Gen. Omar Bradley, the Army's chief of staff. Hoyall included in his address a. strong hint that he may soon retire—as has been mmnred for some ^ time. ^ e sa id he finds the condition 9 of thp army good and added: "I now feel lhat any time I could In all good conscience return to the less':is{iTilr|ing and more normal life of a citizen 'lawyer." Like the other Army Day speakers, Royall questioned the belief that the Air For"" couldJi^ncjie at;, least the initial phases of any attack on Europe. The Army would be needed to hold ollcnsivf bases for Air Force attacks, Royall said. Hospital Fire Takes Many Lives. Flames leap from St. (Vnthony's hospital in Efdiuthain, ill., during curly morning hours yrslcnlny fire destroys building and takes many lives. Including some babins in the hospUnl's nursc-iy. Witnesses siud the 60-year-old building, which stouo three nnd a hall stories high, quickly became n muss of Humes, ulle fire wns discovered in a laundry chute. This picture was tnken from the rear of tlic building. <AP Wlreplioto) Truman to Oiier New Farm Policy Secretary Brannan To Outline Program To Agri Committees By Ovid A. Martin WASHINGTON. April 6— </Pj— Tlic Truman ndminist ration plans to lay before Congress tomorrow a fnnn program designed to use the American appetite for meat, poultry Junior Service Auxiliary Formed To Create Civic, Cultural interests way crop Memorial Fund Drive Workers To Meet Friday inc- groundwork for the campaign to raise {5.000 to finance the Mississippi County War Memorial has been started nnd the organization of the campaign will be com- plete.1 Et a meeting in the municipal court room at the City Hall at 8 p.m. Friday. Curtis J. Little, president of the Mississippi County Memorial Association, said today that many solicitors had been contacted from various communities in the county and would meet with association -members and campaign directors J^£Y:riay. and be ready to begin solicitation on Monday. Ro.=co Crafton, a director for the association, has been named by Mr. Little to head the solicitation in Blythevillc. Mr Little said that the memorial Ls a .yjnnty-wicie project, niui that although contributions could be obra:ned from outside the county, was hoped that the entire S5.000 would come from within the county In recognition lo the Mississippi County men and women in World Wars I nnd II who died in service. Work on t'ne memorial LS pro- gre.vitng, Mr. Litlie said. The stone to mark ihe grave of Lt. Edgar H Lloyd, Congressional Medal of Honor winner in World War II. has been squared and actual work on tlie iculptoring begun by the Barre Granite Works at Barre, Vermont. The niemori.il wn.s designed by John C. Mcllaney nnd Sons of Bly- thevilte. who have been granted the construction contract. Mr. Little indicated that work was scheduled to begin on the foundation soon. Suspect Surrenders Following Gunfire FORT SMITH. Ark.. April 6. (API <—Crawford County Sheriff Lalcn ^Jlfoore early today led a posse of deputies, and state police back Into the mountains north of Chester, Ark.. In a search for one of the two men suspected of robberies at Rudy early yesterday. One man identified by the sheriff as Luihcr Cluck of near Chester was captured about 11 a.m. yes- day without offering resistance in the hills nenr Chester. Moore said the officers yesterday wrre fired on by two men in the hills. Tlie ofTicers returned the fire. No one was hit In the skirmish. Moore said Cluck was captured shortly afterwards. He wns brought to the Van Buren Jail but the sheriff said he Imd made no admission concerning tho gt Rudy, and dairy products in such as to prevent troublesome surpluses. Secretary of Argiculture Brannan will outline the long-awaited program before a Joint session of the House and Senate agriculture committees. It Is the administration's substitute for the controversial Aiken long-range farm law passed by the Republican 80th Congress. The program is expected to have a broad consumer appeal because of its emphasis upon a greater supply of livestock pro- duels at jlou'er retail prices tli.in present farm program, In brief, ft would seek to diver nillions of surplus acres from cot,on, wheaf, peanuts and somc'otner •?ash crops to grass, pastures am lay. Such land would enable farmers to produce many aciditiona head of meat animals and dairy cows, and hence a larger supply of meat and milk. , TJnlike the present program, the now plan would not support prices of lovcstock, poultry and dairy products. It would allow them to drop lo low levels. As a consequence. many consumers would be able to auy much more of these products than at present. The incentive for farmers to Increase livestock production would be in the form of government payments. Such n program would be expected to help accompollsh three ends desired by the administration: (1) Adjustment of crop production from abnormally high war and postwar eveJs to peacetime demands; (2) placing of greater emphasis on soil conservation, and <3> Improvement, ol the national diet. Wauls Some Supports Brannan is expected to tell Congress that various economic devices would be needed to make such n proqram work. They would include price supports for some farm products, incentive payments for others, consumer subsidy programs, and government production controls for such crops as cotton, tobacco, wheat, rice nnrl peanuts. He is expected to say that the current controversy over the Aikcn law puts too much emphasis upon price supports. The law provides for a system of flexible supports. raisins; between 60 and 90 per cent of pnrity. for most storablc products, and zero to 00 for others. (Parity is n standard for mcasur- in» farm product prices, designed to be equally fair to farmers and nnn-farmcrs>. Bramian may advocate relatively hish price supports and production controls for such export crops as cotton, tobacco, wheat and rice. Com and other livestock feeds. on Ihe other hnnrl, would depend chiefly on the livestock Incentive program for their support. By maintaining a board consumer demand for livestock products, farmers \vnuld be encouraged to turn Iheir food grains into those products rather than to store them up under government support progams. Mrs. Oscar Fcndlcr was plected.fr- >rcsidcmt of the Blythevllle Junior Service Auxiliary ill Its oreaiilra- lonnl mccling at the home of Mrs. Munroc Grain yesterday. The new auxiliary, nffilintcd with the Nntionnl Association of Junior Auxiliaries, was formed here to foster interest nmong its members in social, economic, educational, civic and cultural conditions In Blylln:- viltc and to encourage volunteer iervice to those needing service. There were 28 charter members it the meeting yesterday morning, when Mrs. James Roy as temporary chairman read the constitution nnd presided over the election of officers. Those elected to serve with Mrs. Fendler include Mrs. Hoy, vice- president; Mr*. W. H. Pease, secretary; Mrs. James C. Gunrd, treasurer: Mrs. Crain, chairman of the welfare committee; Mrs. John Caudill, chairman of the finance committee; Mrs. J. w. Adnnis. chair- mnn of the publicity committee; Mrs. Roy. chairman of the legislative committee: and Mrs. Pease, chairman of constitution and bylaws. The .group,jy.il) jijte.t,.the .second Tuesday of each month, ^yith their initial meeting, at which time plans for projects In 19-19 will be for- mulnted, scheduled to be conducted lit the home of Mrs. J. W. Arinms, next Tuesday. Other charter members attending this morning, were: Mrs. Ren- Post Office Asks Star Route Bids Daily Trip Planned Between Blythcvillc And Joncsboro Postmaster RUS.S S. Stevens f Blythevllle todny announced ihn bids lor .star route service betwee here nnd Jonesboro will be receive until G p.m. Friday. The route is to be served scvc days a week by motor vehicle an carry all classes of mall. It will only n temporary service, Mr. Ste vcns nald. but District Superintcl dent Allen T. La.su!cr of SI. Lou bus Indicated that a call lor 1 for permanent service may be sued Inler. According to requlremenls to b met bv bidders, tlw i-oute will SIN'. Blytheville, Dell, Roseland, Manii Leachville, Monctte, Black Onk, Lake City nnd Joncsboro. Thh is the route served by the "Bull Moo<e°' passenKev and mall trnhi service which is bcinp, discontinued, by tlic Frisco Railroad. _ The roule. one way, is 63 I miles kert Wetenkamp, Mrs. James Ter- Ion;;. Box delivery and collection oil in Hospital : ire Increased; lily in Mourning 55 Bodies Removed From Ruins With 14 Persons Still Missing Ity loin Maddux mul lllli Ttililn KKFINCJIAM, 111., April (>. A I')— The loli of known deml ml reported missing in (he alioii'K second most tragic ospital fire WHS placed at (10 ;>(lny l.-y hospital officials. They said 55 bodies hnve boer ecovcral—two still unidentified— nd 14 persons are llslccl ns missing n Tue.Mliiy'.s flic at St. Anthony'.' lospltnl. Kurllei 1 . a hst compiled by ASSIIL:- nled Press reporters and offlclu sources nl the scene showed 5( bodies recovered and had 30 per ous rcporlrrt missing. Tlie 02-venr-olcl hospital was dc stroyeil within a hour early Tues tny. More bodies were dug from th rubble today ns this heartsick ell; of 8.000 begun burying some of th newborn babies who perlshcc Survivors of Tragic Fire ry. Mrs. R. A. Porter. Mrs. Alvln HunTman, Jr., Mrs. Hernion Carlton. Mrs. S. E. Time, Mrs. Robert M. Logan. Mrs. Blan Heath. Mrs. Ben Hnrpole, Mrs. Harman Tay- Igr, Mrs. Farris McCalla. Mrs. Joe Beasley. ^f]•s. William Lawshc, Mrs. Don Smith, Marvin Smith, Mrs. w. A. AfFlick, Mrs. Joe Pride', Mrs. Max Logan. Mrs. R. A. Nelson. Mrs. J. L Giuin and Mrs Albert Taylor. Burglars Enter Insurance Firm And Obtain $30 service is not re-quired under the contract. Mi". Stevens snid. The car- rl-?r of this route must leave the Blythevllle railroad station on receipt, of mail from Frisco train 805. but not earlier than 6:30 a.m. nor later Ihan 8:30 a.m. He mast arrive at tlie Jonesboro railroad sta- tton in three hours. Departure time from Joncsboro l.s set /or 3:10 P ll. daily ano immediately after arrival on Sunday. Three hours are allowed for the return trip. Mr. Stevens said the bids must be addrc.^ed to him In two scaled envelopes, (he inner one marked "Star Route service Bid." Notice of the call for bids alto will be posted on the bulletin board in the ixjstofflcc lobby, he said. urgers entered the Life Insurance Company of Georgia office in the Dorum Builidng here last night or early this morning and escaped with about $30, Police Chief Charles Short snid today. This was the second time the Insurance company's office has been robbed in the past year. Next 'Aiesday it would have been exactly a year since burglars were re- Ported to have entered the office and stole $250. No one has been arrested for Ihc first theft. The burglaries were similar except (hat police believe a window was the means of entry this time Instead of tlie front door. Chief Short said the money was taken from a steel tiling cabinet drawer that had been forced open. A small tool apparently was used and little damage resulted lo the drawer, he said. Entry is believed lo have been made through an unlocked window overlooking a flat roof to the west. Tlie window was closed nt the time the theft was discovered this I UN Assembly Proposal Protested by Soviets LAKE -SUCCESS. April 6 W The United States proposed today that the U. N. Assembly decide whether Communist prosecution of Josef cardinal Mindszenty violated the Hungarian peace treaty. The u. S. proposal also would have Ihe Assembly look Into Bulgaria's trial of 15 protcstant clergy- American move brought a men. The quick protest, from the Soviet bloc. Polish Delegate Jullusz Kntz-Suchy challenged the right of the u. N lo deal with the Irials at all con- Educator Says Education Funds Were Diverted LITTLE ROCK, April 6. (API- Arkansas Educ.iliou Commissioner A. B. Hotids says some school boards are taking monry which should go lor Ncj;ro education and using it for white pupils "The slnte Education r .icnt distributes funds lo sch< . .rlct on an c(|i':-'. basis, dollar for dollar." he !• . che Arkansas Conference of Socl: Work here last night "Diversion -curs on the local level" (by the school board.) Ed McGuistion. chairman of tin conference and state director of Ne gro education, said the dlvcrsloi last year amounted to $4.250,000. BlythevlUc's Postal Receipts Up 13 Per Cent 13 At, nearby SI. Anthony's Ronini Cnthollc Church, the Ttcv. Oern] KIUIR n requiem nmss fo ;hc repose of the souls of nil th fiend. The fl:iK on thp cnurthous drooped nt half-must, CrUholl sehools were dismissed. Thonsniul of persons still jjnthciccl around th hospital's blnckcnecl \vnHs nnd temporary morgues. Fire Inspectors, inenn while, in vest levied unconfirmed reports [hi .slewed pnlnl or mi arool.st nils) hnve caused tht fire. The FIU t Ch.cngo and State Police nt tiffin*, hum denied a published Movy that they wore Inve.stlgatlnc an nrsnn report. The molher superior of the hospital nuns said the only stored patiU wiis In Ihc undnmnp-od Boiler room. VI* llrllprrc! In Hospital Records nt the ho.ipnai, the only one in this South Central Illinois community of 8.000, were. lo-'-L. However, the hosnlLnl believed there were 124 persons—pnttcuU nnd stnff members—In the 62-yenr- oM Institution, operated by this Cnthollc Order of St. Francis, when the fire broke out. The number of S\jrylvor» VPS f*.t; ^v.i^.J iii'^-Vfey"•£«:,' -180 'isfontt. Ircirien said most of the survivors if (creel in some degree from burns r smoke, but only one wns reported , crllicnl condition. Among the known, rtciul were two uns. the hospltnl'8 chaplnlu, nnd :iree nurses. Inspectons from Illinois stnte fire inrshnl's office, hnndcd by Chief nl Kelly, Investigated the fire. Fire Jhtcf Fred Wllkln.s of EffhiRhnm. ntd he would coonprnte with tn- pecl.ors in nn nllcmpL to tlrtcrinlne nusc f>t the firr. Mnurlcn Rtckclmnn. EKlngVtnm County state's nUorncy, declined omment when asked If his office ilnnned nn Inve.stlgntlon of the erns(nt(ntr fire. Discounts Report of (Inn Wllklns snirt he discounted n report Hint lenktnp 6"* caused the bln?;e which sent Mnmes racing hrouiih the old structure with such peed that scores of pnllcnts were rapped In their rooms- Mnny of he patients believed to hfive tier- slirtl without a chnncc to Derive heti" bpds. Wilklns snid Ihrre wns no cx- >loslon preceding the fire, The btiue ivas believed to hnve started In n sundry chute. H spread to nn leTiUnr shaft nnd quickly enveloped the entire structure. There were many heroic rescues. Scorns of persons rushrd to the hospital. In Ihe northwest residential faction, lo aid nmi.s nnd nurses In Attempted roscnn of patient*. An nn^^tiHinted number died In lofips. F.fftnchnm. stunned bv one of the wnrst fire df.sa.stors in TJlinols history, planned n flny of mrmrnirur [.omorrow. The nation's mosl trnslc hnspltnl fire wa.s one which killed 121 persons In the Cleveland, O. Ihitc tmppltnl of Dr. George W. Crile nn mny IS, 1929. At the state cnpUnl In SprlnR- field, 75 miles northwest. Gov Stevenson placed every Interested state npency nt the call of those faced with the emergency. At (he same time he ordered n complete re-examination of the fire snfcty nf all stnte and private hospitals In Illinois. O. S, Holmnls (left) nnd nn unldentlfli'ri putlenl nl St. Anthony's hospital In Etflnulinm. 111., lie hi nn Imiuuvlsed «rt (April 5) alter they jumped to safety when Ilnincs destroyed tho hospital during enrly moriiliiK hours, Mnny lives were lost Including tables In tho hospital's intiint wnrd. (AP Wlreplioto). Henderson Wins Mayor's Race by 30-Vofe Margin Jimmre Sanders and W. C. Cotes Victors In Ward Contests Unofficial returns from Hlylhcville's four wards in yesterday's municipal election showed Doyle Henderson winner in the mayor's race by a mmyin of 30 votes in his nice nRninst E. R. Jackson, who wns seeking his fifth Icvm KB the city's thief executive. The volo »iis: llrnilcr-ioii 1,071 JaekBoo 1,041 In the nldernmnla races Jlmmla Sniulcrs won tho Plrsl, Wnrd al- ilcnnnni'i sent from Raleigh Sly- vcslcr hy u voto of 5n to 267, while In the Second Ward W. O. Catei "I Did Not Do Much Thinking Before Taking Funds", Accused Banker Says morning and police believe burglar mny have made his through the /rent door. the exit Appropriations Delayed By Legislator's Death New York Stocks WASHINGTON. April e (/PI — The death uf Rep. Andrew L. Som- crs (D-NY) delayed scheduled House pnssage today of the annual (1:3* r. M. Quolations) State -Justice -Commerce depart- Am. T & T 1453- mcnt appropriation bill for :950. j Am. Tobacco 68 1- Somcrs died this morning in New | Anaconda 30 5- Postnl receipts for March show an Increase of 13 per cent in Blythe ville, Ross S. Stevens, postmaster announced todnj-. Mr. Stevens said thnt this mont! receipts total $11.130.8-1. as com parcel to a lotal of $0.817.68 for Ih month of April last year. tending that these Internal mattar». York and the House, following tradition, arranged to adjourn out of respect for him. Consideration of the appropriation bill was put off until tomorrow. The House wilt resume fien its drive to finish up pending major bills In time for an Easter recess starting April 15 and endme April 25. It passed the 1950 agriculture department money bill yesterday and scheduled for debate later this week a 4671,000,000 deficiency measure carrying funds for the Atomic Energy Commission, the Berlin TAMPA, Pin,, April 5. M'l—A $(!,-«• r.flu a year banker Is going back lo New York lo luce charges o[ lak- 1'iff nbiiwt n million clollnr* of MX bank's money. Hicluird H. Crowe, assistant man- ilfcr of the Broadway urnnch of Ihc 4ulloiml City Hunk, will return In l.t; custody of federal officers R ittle more than a week after ho nd th ? funds—in cnsh and bonds -disappeared. Federal Judge William J. Darker igiicd an order yesterday for Crowe i removal. The iiffnble, 41-year-old banker waived preliminary hearing before U. S. commissioner Paul Plnkcrton Ills boira WHS set (it $100.000. It nil hnppencd within 24 hours n'tcr federal nRcnts closed In on Crowe nnd arrested him Monday n|«ht Jii••£ bnytonnB»»ch bar.': /V'V' 1 ' 1 *notlicr 24 hours Crowe la oxpcctM to be on his way back to face trim. Held In the county Jnll here, Crowe refused to be Interviewed by rews reporters. Crowy appeared tired when lie wns arraigned before f'lnkcrlon. District Attorney Herbert Phillips questloiifri Cinwe about, the 110.1.CHX in cash and $650.000 In bonds tnkei from the bank. "I didn't do much thinking before I 4 ook the money," (tin district attorney quoted Crowe: planned it only the day before." Voters in Steele Elect Two New Council Members Stccic, \fo., had two new aldermen today nnrt all city officials In Cooler, Mo., were back In office following municipal elections In l>oth towns yesterday. A record turnout of voters In Cooler cast ISO ballots to nntm five aklermcti, who In turn re elected from among thesmclve* Ihe mayor, clerk nnd chief of pol ice. From a field of n dozen candid ntes. J. C. Reid. Huoll Ashcr, Jnck Rushing and Tom Hopper wcr named aldermen. IVfrctlng after the rlccflon. they re-clccled Robert Ruslilrif; mayor, Mr. Hopper rlerk, nnd A. M. niiiscm chief of police. In a school board election In Cooler. A. R. Deckhnin and Arnold Jones were re-elected directors. They were unopposed. In Slcole, Enloc Campbell and Wallace l-'lood were elected aldermen. These were Ihc only races on Ihc ticket. The lally: Ward One —Campbell 12B, Prnkcs Bl. Prank Wenver 34. Roy Marshnll 31: Ward Tn-o, Wallace Flood 112, Shirley Smith 64. filiation Termed tconomic'Drunk' Former Arkansas Bank Executive Voices Optimism LITTLt; ROCK. Ark., April 8. (T) —"Inflation Ls just nn economic drunk".'' Ben H. Woolen, president of- tho Republic National bank of DnilRs, Tex., told the Arkniwas Conference of Social Work here last, night,- • ' • Woolen, former president of tho Federal Homo Loan Bank of Little Rock, warned "don't be n sucker; It's no lonper a novelty to pny more for an nrtlclc tlmn It Is worth," He declared there Is still a Brent buying power'In the hands of the. people and "they will buy In qunn- titie.s when prices arc right." Tlic Tcxn.5 banker dwierlbcd the downward trend In prices n norniiU reaction. "Inflation Ls Just an economic drunk, find no one can stny drunk nil the time nnd live." Predicting that the hwilne&s letdown will last for several months nnd that unemployment will rise, but not become serious, Woolen snid supply nnd deninnd arc becoming more nenrly cnnnl, but thnt demand Is still grcnt for goods at the right prices. . . (Ictentcd J. w. Adams, 417 to 263. Aldermnii L. O. Nash was reelected In the Third Ward having won over Jennings Bailey, 31] to 136, anrt In the Fourth Ward wher« two aldermen were elected, J. WU- son Henry mid Leslie Moore were without opposition. The election wns the first for the Fourth Ward. Suinucl p. Norrln was without opposition In his race for re-elec- llon ns treasurer. Approximately 20 absentee vot« wcro cnst l n the Blythevllle election hut these have not been counted, mid possibly will not be until tile Mississippi County Election Commission meets Friday to certify tho winners In the municipal elections. Ycsterrtny'i vote was the he&vlert on record tn a municipal election In Blythevllle. The vote by wards In the m»yorW race follows: Ward Flnt Second Third Fourth Jackson HenderMM 381 411 347 152 271 n Ml 113 ToUl» 1,441 1,«!1 On tile bnsls of yesterday's election, lour new. members will Uk« ttietr seats In the" city ctmncfl, which, with the 1 addition . th» Fourth Ward wlU bring the membership to eight. The holdover members are: First Wnrd, Hsrry Taylor; Second, Rup- ctt Crnfton, arid Third, Jodie L. Nabcrs. Mr. Nash'a election In th« Third Ward was his first. He was apjwlntcd less thnn a year ago to fill the unexplred term of Farmer England, who died last Slimmer. Manila Mayor Re-elected In Manila Mayor I. D. Sheda R'nj re-elected In a two race. Ha polled 225 votes to win over Jack 'Ipton, who received 106 votes. The Manila officers will serve only a Sn ELECTION on Page » Weather strictly airlift and 1 »ctlvitlt* miscellaneous Beth Steel 31 John Deere 34 Gen. Elcc 37 1- Ocn. Motors 58 1- fnt. Harvester 24 1- Mont. Ward 56 5- Nallonal Distilleries 18 7- Lockheed Co 213-4 J. C. Penney 463-4 Radio 25 5-8 Republic Sll 23 5-8 Socony-Vacuum »... 16 1-4 Std. OH N. J 683-8 Stuciebnker 183-8 Texas Co 14 3-4 IT. S Steel 72 3-8 Artinmns forecast: Pair nnd warmer this afternoon and tonleht. Thursday fair and mild. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight nnd Thursday: warmer southeast tonliilit: low tonight 1" the 40's; hlch Thursday in the 10's. Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday—64. Sunset today- 0:25. Sunrise tomorrow—5:39. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total ftnce Jan. 1—21.44. Mean temperature (midway iwern hlcli and lowl —53. Normal mean for April—61. bc- Senate to Count Costs in Move To Rearm Europe WASHINGTON. April 6 (/Pi — Ocn. Omar Brndley's cull for "com- mun defense" of Western Europe's borders spurred fresh Semite de- mamls today for estimates In the cost of rearming North Atlantic pact countries. The nrm.v chief of staff told Jewish vnir veterans In New York last night that n military nld program Is an "essential sequel" to the slBtilni; of the 12-natton treaty Thnt prompted Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the OOP floor leader, lo tell a reporter: 'That ccrlnlnly cinches my belief that the Senate ought to know nil nlwul the arms program before It voles on the North Atlantic pact." federal i Scars. Roebuck .. I Southern Pacific 37 7-8 New York Cotton NEW YORK April 6—1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Last M.ir. (1950) .2841 2845 2840 284fl May 3236 3239 3232 3™31 • u ly 3H9 3159 3148 .314:1 Oc't 2?80 2890 2(180 2880 Dec 2S6S 3S6S 3851 2663 Burglary Case Reaches Jury in Circuit Court Tin case of Urisns J. C. York nnd John Kenry nryant, Netuoes held for burglary ol Moore Bros, store here In.st October, was to go to the Jury when circuit court reconvened Ihls nfternoon. Prosecution and defense arguments were concluded this morning, ending the. second day of the trial. York nnd Drynnt arc accused of entering the slnre. one West Highway 18. nnd removing an 800pomu: safe contnlnlng between $800 and $100. Tlie sale was later found In a nearby Negro cemetery. The trial Is the first of thLs session of the Chickasawba District of MLulvtppI County Circuit Court, which began Monday. |V Earlier this morning, Byron Moore, operator of the store that was entered, took the stand to Identify two axes which the prosecution introduced in evidence tw tho tools used to smash the safe. Judge Charles W. Light of Pnra- goiil'l LS presiding at this session. In the York-Bryant ease. Prosecuting Attorney H. O. Partlow and Deputy Prosecutor A. S. Harrison aro representing the slnlc Defense attorneys are Oscar Fendler and Claude Cooper. Red Cross Pushes Toward SI0,000 Mark in Campaign Collections for the 1949 fund campaign for tho Chlcknsnwba District Chapter of the American Red Cross today passed the two- thtrrts mark, with $9,)20.09 reached lownrd a $13,743 goal. Mrs. A. E. Milter, sollcilor tor the Roscland Community, turned In $100 today, and Mrs. W. D. Cobb an additional $48 for the Ward Two. Other contributions Include $2 from Gosnell nnd $5 from the secllon from First to Second Street Garbage Department Workers Take Holiday NEW ORLEANS. April 6—(/P)— Garbage In New Orleans remalnc( uncollected today as 600 collectors nnd other sanitation departmen workers remained away from thel Jobs. . The employes voted at a mass meeting lns.t night to take an "In definite holiday" In protest agalns the Inyoff or transfer of 110 men in the department. Soybeans (F.O.B. Chicago) Open High Low Close May. 220 222!4 319',i 221'i--\ July, H3X 21414 312',i J12X-31314 Murr Theater n Osceola to Open Thursday The Murr Theater, which ha* been under construction by Motes Sllmnn, in usccola for the pa«^several months, has been completed ind the first showing Is scheduled for tomorrow night. The theater, to be managed by William Ellas, Is located at 315 West Johnson In Osccoln. and has a seating capacity of about 850, with accommodations for 185 Negroes In a balcony, with n sepnrate cntrnncc. The hrick building has a structural glass frontage of red and peach and a brightly colored marquee. The niidilorium, housing 659 body-form scats, hns pastel ros« wails, with a celling done In four shndcs of blue. Stage nnd screen, arc set off by gold curtnln and deep red drapes. The building has hot- nir heating and nlr conditioning unit. All equipment and furnishings are now, nnd they Include a fire-proof projection booth, state approved, and two projector. 1 ?. There are tile restrooms and loiinso on the ground floor and auditorium levels, water fountain.?, and two cry rooms for patrons witti Infants. Four Persons Perish In Fire Near Chicago CHICAGO. April 6. (<M—A hus- b.-wd and wife and two young brothers lost their lives In a fire which swept through a 10-rcom brick home In suburban Northbrook lite last •Mirht. A nine-year old girl was rescued from :he flaming home by her father, who lost his life in an attempt to rescue his wife and the two children. The dead were Ward Clay, 43, associated with the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, and his wife," Flossie, 40, and Robert McCracken 3 1)2, and his one-year old brother, Thomas. Clay carried hU daughter, Ann, down * burning staircase and I«4 her outdoors. He re-entered the . house. His bod; n* Jouad l*t«r tf Umata.

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