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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NKW8PAPXR Of M. •Til II MIT AND aOUTHXABT lOMOOBI ' VOL. XL1II—NO. 27 Truman Boards Mighty Flattop For Maneuvers President Will See How Carrier Planes Whipped Jap Fleets WITH PRESIDENT TRUMAN AT SEA, April 22. (UP)—President Truman was piped aboard the nilg carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt today for a first hand review of the part naval planes played in sweeping the Pacific clean of Jap warships. Shortly after breakfast, Mr. Truman and his party were transience] In a launch from the presidential yacht Willlamsburfi lo Ihe FDR in Hampton Roads, Va. Thc FDR and on accompanying flattop, the Princeton, both gave the President a 21-gun salute. President Truman climbed hrlsklj up the large carrier's gangplank while the boatswain blew his slu-ll pipe and sldeboys stood at attention. He was greeted on Ihe hangm deck by Adm. Mark Mitstficr, com mander of the Eighth Fleet and tin special task force, the captain n (lie ship and other high ranking of iicers aboard. Other officers and en listed men of the ship's complimcn were drawn up at attention on th vast hangar deck. Tile two carriers pulled np anchc 'soon alter the President went aboar the PDR and set out for the At Iftntic where they will conduct m:i neuvers off the eastern seaboard to two days. The maneuvers were designed to give President Truman a close-up show of how carrier planes turned back Japanese fleets in the historic naval battles of Midway, thc Coral Sea and the Philippines. Tlie Navy's fast fighters, dive bombers and torpedo planes wero expected to simulate combat :>perh~ tions as near as possible in Jliu maneuvers while Mr. Truman watches from the admiral's bridge on thc carrier's island. The President also probably will have an opporlunity lo see how it feels lo be on a target ship when scores of planes attack it. A mock attack by planes on its own ship usually constitutes one phase of such carrier maneuvers. Mr. Truman was talcing his firsl extended vacation since he entered the White House. He spent the ni^hl aboard the ^illiarnsburg after boarding her yesterday in Washington and proceeding to Hamptoi Roads. , A c'compa h yiijg be T^pa^rme n we ri Princeton, another flattop that Mil take part in the maneuvers. The presidential party left Wash ington at 3:55 p. m. yesterday. Tlu>j will spend tomorrow witnessing op crations by a carrier task forci commanded by Adm: Marc Milsche! whose famous task force 58 wro blazing history against the Japan ese in the Pacific. Tlie FDR is Mil seller's flagship^ Mr. Trumau and his aides wi return to Hampton Hoads about p. m. tomorrow but the maneuvc will continue iti the Caribbean area lor several weeks. Tlie President; will spend the next five days In a pleasure cruise on Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. He will return to "Washington Sunday afternoon. As President, Mr. Truman lias spent many week-ends aboar.1 t.is Williamsburg and has also made several short visits to his Missouri home. But the current cruise is his first full-fieriged vacation since he _ took over the "louglicst job in thc world" upon the death of the late President. Roosevelt. Mr. Truman attended Easter services at the First Baptist Church in Washington before leaving for Mic holiday cruise. The Presiricn'-. ac companied by only a few secret service racn, slipped into his pew so unostentatiously that not many of the C other worshippers were aware Hint ' the chief executive was in their midst. Mrs. Truman and daughter Mur- parct, who arc Episcopalians, at dawn to attend 7 a.m. communion services at St. Margaret's Church. Their arrival also was inconspicuous. Bl>thevUle Daily N« BlythertUe Courtar Blythertll* Btrald Valley BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL, 22 SINGLE COPIES FIVE GEH18 Packing House Workers Urge OPA Extension . -i A 30-inan delegation from the CIO Packing Hon.se Workers •gainst job layoffs runt to nrKC extension of price controls. Union arrive in Washington. D. C. to protest A spokesman for Iho group which arrived. charged that "packers I're not buying livestock in order to create off OPA." (1SIKA Tolephoto.) an artificial meat .scarcity mid knock Severance Tax Case Reversed State Supreme Court Reverses Decision On U.S. Timberlands L-1TTLE ROCK Ark.. April 22 U.P.) — Tlie Arkansas Supreme :ourt today enforced a TJ. S. Su- jrenie Court ruling and reversed Is own earlier decision in a case nvolvinp, a stale severance tax on U. S. limberlands. The earlier Arkiinsus Supreme lourt decision was lhat the ap- pelleeswarren W. Wilson and others—were not liable to the Army Discloses p lot To Poison Prisoners NUER'/JERG. April 22. (UP) — .rmy officials reported today thai hey had uncovered evidence of " iilot of mysterious origin to |»l- wn all of about 11,000 Nazi SS prisoners at a camp near here with arsenic. The [wlson was applied to bread \ a bakery supplying the camp. Pour full arsenic bottles and two empty ones were discovered under .he bakery floor. Thc poison actually Hffecled more than' 2,000 Germans prisoners of war but none died. No evidence has ucen uncovered as Russians Fire On U.S. Plane American Transport Reports Attack Today 20 Miles From Vienna who may have been behind the Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. April 22. (U.P.) (USDA) —Livestock: Hogs: 7,500; salable 6,500; market- active; slaughter classes steady. Feeding pigs steady to 2oc higher. Around 10 per cent of run weights under ISO Ibs. Good and choice' slaughter barrows and gills. S14.80; .sows and stags. 14.05; good and choice feeding pigs under 140 Ibs., 15.25; few 15. Cattle 4,200; salable 2.000; calves 1.4GO. all salable; around 25 loads of slccrs on sale. Market fully steady and fairly active. A few good and choice steers. 16.25 to 17; medium lo good. 15.25 to 16.SO; medium. 13 to 14.25; good beef cows, 14.50. odd lots 13 to S4; with common and . medium bed cows 9.15 to 12.50; canners 7.50 to 9.25; good heavy beef bulls around 14.25; good sausage bulls, 13.75; choice vealers, mostly 17.90; medium to good 13 to 16.50; slaughter steers, 11 to 17.75; slaughter heifers, 10 to 17.50; feeder steers 10.50 to 16.50. Weather stale for tlie severance tax on timber cut from fedpral-owned land The new U. S. Supreme Courl ruling, however, held that the ap- pellees were not entitled to im inunity simply because the land were federally owned. in reversing its decision and re manding the cause of the Gar land County chancery .Cour^, th high court ordered judgment favor of State Revenue Commls sioner ptho A. Cook against the hppellees. .for $276 plus.- Interest, taxes and court costs. In a suit involving a sale contract, the supreme Court held that a buyer may sue tor specific performance or for damages for breach of contract. The decision reversed and remanded a Pulaski Chancery verdict. The suit was brought by R. E- Hawbins to enforce a sale conlract entered into by Lewis E. und Thelma Lamb Involving two lots in Capitol View Addition in Little Rock. After Thelma Lamb refused to sign a deed of conveycnce. suit was brought by Hawkins and tht Lower court gave the decision to the Lambs. Hawkins' suit wns dismissed by the lower court for want of equity, and the Supreme Court, reversal followed. The Supreme Court affirmed two Pulaski Circuit Court, 2nd Division, decisions in cases appealed by the Better Way Life Insurance Co.. a Little Rock firm. - In one suit, the lower court denied a writ of mandamus to the company to comjxrl the then-insurance cimmissioner J. Herbert Graves to issue the firm a certificate authorizing business in Arkansas. Ill thc sernnd case^ the lo\ver court gave the Attoruej General authority to have tUc in- I surandc company derlared insolvent and to appoint a receiver to wind up its affairs. After Investigation, thc Supreme Court held that thc Insurance commissioner properly i-efuscd the firm a license and that the appointment, of a receiver was sustained by evidence. The court affirmed a decision of the Washington County Chancery Court ordering that landowners in Curb and Gutter District No. 37 in Fayettcville must pay assessments for/ improvements made by the district. • Tlie landowners had refused to make such payments referring back to a Chancery court decision of 1934 which declared the district invalid. However, in 1930, the U. S. Court of Appeals ruled that the bond holders had not been a party to the earlier still, and were therefore entitled to payments on their bonds. In thc latest suit, filed in Washington Chancery Court in 1945. thc Gutter District asked judg- nenl. against all landowners. Such judgment was granted, and the Supreme Court upheld the decision. In another case, the Supreme Court modified a divorce decree f>ranled by the Scvicr Chanccry Court in 1943 so as to award custody of five-year-old Charles William Penny to his mother. Mrs Lawrence Penny. The lower couri had divided custody of the child between the mother and father. court also upheld a dcclsior of the Randolph County Chancery Court which dismissed a suit filed inass poisoning effort. Altogether 2,283 German prisoners, most of them former members oi Adolf Hitler's Elite Guard, were poisoned. Nearly 2,000 of them were In R serious condition, for several days last week. Mrs. Walker, 91, Dies At Osceola Lived During 4 Wars; Services To Be Held Tuesday Afternoon VlKNNA. April -22. (UP)— Four fighter planes said to have been piloted by Russians today fired on an American C-47 transport as It came in for a landing at Tulln Airfield today but thc plane landed without damage or casualties. Observers said thc fighters fired what nppenrcd to be a warning burst 'over Ihe Irnnsiiorl, and then banked and maneuvered around It, making a landing, difficult. ; Ttic fighters were reported ' lo be American lend-lcasc planes. A ground crew man said the C-4T •mis flying in Ihe customary area prescribed by the Russians. Tulln Field is about 20 miles northwest of vicuna. The Rusalans ore snid to have several fighter plane bases in that area. The field is operated by Americans under agreement with the Russians. ...ft Is in tlie Soviet occupation 301 ( , Till*.'a'a's rciXtrlfxl to be the'seo-' onrl time in tw'o days that the Russians had. fired on American planes. The c-47 had no passengers, but carried a crew of six. It wTb not a scheduled flighl. but was *a locally-bused plane making a flight check. , The aviation division of U, S. Mrs. Virginia Arm Walker, who headquarters In Austria protested :iad lived through four wars, dlaJ t to t he Russians, who sent a liaison Cotton Leaders Ask Injunction Against Bowles Suit Claims Growers And Brokers Hurt By Order To Hike Margin WASHINGTON, April 23. (UP) — A suit to restrain the government from enforcing n $50'per bale margin on cotton was filed in the Federal District court here today. An Injunction petition was filed by John A, Cooker, West MemphLs Ark., and other cotton Interest against Economic Stablllrcr Ctlesle Howies. Secretary of Agrlcullur Clinton 1". Anderson, and Prlc Chief Paul A. Porter. The suit complained that cotto growers and brokers lace irrep amble Injury as R result of the fu tuvo market margins being boonte to »5O per bale April 9. Bowles ordered th c Increase. The petitioners contended that they are unable lo sell cotton for future delivery to protect themselves against losses, 'except u]>on payment oi prohibitive margins." "Every day the action complained of remains In effect aggravates the situation and .cause: further losses lo the planters," the suit added. ConiiVlalnahts Included H. (MV Dimscomb, Memphis, Tenn.; B, F Harbert, Hoblnsville, Miss.; Sidney Levlngslon, Rulevlllc, Miss.; B. E McDearman, Cleveland. Miss.; A. .E. McDonald. Wasnhachle, Tex.'. J..E McDonald. Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, Austin, Tex.; C. W. Parnell, Dallas. T«x.; Edward J. Wnde, New York City, and W, B. Yancey, Marlanna, Ark. All arp either large cotton planters or brokers. A spokesman for Anderson said [he Agriculture Secretary would have no comment on the suit. "U Isn't our regulation," the spokesman said. "It's OPA's regulation." Anderson signed the cotton margin order after he-was directed to do so by Bowles. Anderson said originally that ho did not think tha order required his signature because it did not Involve celling prices on farm products. Bulletins RKOUU Korea, April ft. (IIP) —Scorn men ham kern armled tm thiTftm *t pMUnf to KWU- •luU Dr. SyBfBian Kb**, chairman *t lh« Amertcin-iponkorrd Uve lVra*cr»tio Coun- rll of Honth Korea, II WH dls- t*d*y. KARACHI, India, April n. (UD— Herbert Hoover arrived lo*»y tro«K Baihdad, enrouta lo New Delhi an hi, world food survey. April tl. (UP)—The Chlnw Daily reported today (hut five American war C!>ri)i p |x>n- denU wh* wire In Chinjchun when the rltv wu raptured by the <)hltu«e CommutUtU are de- Ulnrd by (he i'onununltU, but ar. «afe. Attack On OP A Brings Retort From Senators WASHINGTON, April 22. I U.I',) —Two senators today vigorously defended the erfib»ttled OPA against charges of "hokum" ax Price Chief Paul A. Porter jervud notice that the angency "tins J begun lo fight." The "hokum" charge was made by a business representative who the Senate Banking Committee re numcd hearings on price conlro extension legislation. It touched oil K turmoil of shouting senators An angry verbal excrmngu re suited when Arthur Bcsse, presl Vent of the National Association o Wool Manufacturers opened h! estlr*my by saying that Economic , o s . wo s a this morning at her home with hcrl ot j iccr to thc n | n , ort to investigate. sister, Mrs. Leona Gosewisch, 1311 East Keiser Avenue, in Osceola. She was 91. Born April 11, 1855, Mrs. Walker had spent her entire life in her native state. She had resided at Ot- ceola since 1916. Active in thc Methodist church until stricken ill, she was unusually alert and greatly interested in Ihe affairs of the past war which climaxed her living during the Civil War. tlie Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Bedfast. since October, she duel at 3:40 o'clock. Wife of thc lale Lafayette Walker, who died 20 years ago. Mrs. Walker had no immediate relatives He left without commenting. except her sister. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Osceola Methodist Church, by thc Hcv. W. V. Womack. pastoi'. assisted by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the Oscrola Presbyteittri Church, and the Rev. E. K. Scwell. retired Methodist minister of Osceola. All of the active pallbearers are veterans of World War II. whose service activities Mrs. Walker followed with much interest. They are: I>co Schrcick Jr., Arthur Ayrcs, Billy Ayres. Ben Butler Jr., Thomas Walker. Roljert Walker, Richard Prewitl. Burial.»ill be at Ermen CcmeUiy with Swift Funeral Home In charge N. Y. Stocks A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors -. Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tnt Harvester North Atn Aviation ... Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum SUidcbaker Standard of N .J Texas Corp Packard U S Steel Japanese Premier And Cabinet Offer Resignations Today By RALPH TKATSOKTR ' '.', United' I'm* Staff Correvponden* TOKYO, April 22. (U.P.)—Japanese -Premier Barori I Kijuro Sliidohiiru mid his cabinet resigned today after hold-- iiiR oI'l'K'i! more than six of thc most troubled months in Japan's history. — •'.Thu resUKimticm was umiounced officially at 6:30 p. m.. (Tokyo tiinu). Shldchiu'u personally was to take the resig- mtioim lo Kmperor Hirohito. Chief Cabinet Secretary Wataru Narahashi read a'l ststcment winch said tlie cabinet had decided to resign In )i-der to help stabilize the iwlitical situation, assist in meet* ; | ini? an acute food cri.si.s, unemployment, inflation and other >roblom.s facing Japan during the reconstruction. Nanhuhi's statement pointed out that the .cabinet had completed'IU I mission by conducting f»ir elections for lower house seats to the diet. H e added, however, that the cab-, inet had hot resigned . immediately alter the recent elections because of the failure of any one party-to win more'than a one-third of the Diet seal* He >atd this ; fact" t«rn- ! |»rarily complicated the political situation. .••'•' Thee cabinet announcement -was delayed an hour; and: a:_h»Jf because of the absence .of, foreign minister shlfeni Yoshlda who • reportedly went to supreme command- \ er Q«n, Doufelas MacAithUr'a head-. .quarters, it waa'. reported-reliably he did riot see MacArthur. • ••'-'• . A cabinet touree said YasliW* had .gotte'to see UieV*nipVrbr but it waa believed more probable that he nought MacArthar's,'permission for the resignation slnc« Japan la Accidents Take Lives Of Five P«dettriant Among Arkansas Victims Over The Weekend By Dinted Vrnw Five persons died and twelve were Injured In, Arkansas accident* over thc week-end. 1 Two pedestrians one a two-ye.u- Lcnpliui to his feet, Sen. diaries W. Tobcy, R., New H "Don't Indict- those men with a statement like that. You're passing off your own opinion as fact." Senate Democratic Leader Alben W. Barkley, Kentucky/told Bess* sharply that "If you mean that anvone who supports thf OPA Is Ity of hokum, then I am guilty of hokum and I have no respect, for anyone who charges me with 193 3-8 n* 3-4 47 7-B 106 1-4 133 1-4 47 1-4 14 1-2 93 28 F>5 7-8 H 1-4 33 3-4 1(5 5-8 17 1-4 31 1-4 75 1-2 64 l-'J . 10 1-8 . 84 1-8 Chicogo Rve May . 258 : N 258 y, July . 148'-.. 148'.-i 258% 258-H 148'.i 14B',i Taxpayers Plan Meeting Tuesday Group Will Meet At Manila High School To Outline Program Taxpayers weal of Big Lake art being Invited to meet with mem bers of the West Lake Taxpayers Association Tuesday night at 7:3C o'clock at Manila High School, W H. Bryant of Lcachvllle, chairman said today. An explanation of the program and policies o f the organization will be given and the project* for which the group will work will be outlined. The Association which elected officers at IW last meeting hopes to complete Its organization Tuesday. In addition to Mr. Bryant, other permanent officers o f the group are Albert White of Manila, vice chairman, und H. K. Hoyt of Lcachvillc. secretary-treasurer. Members of the 'permanent executive committee are Bill Browns. Earl Wlldy. Joe Morgan, Jim David. Leroy Carter. Mrs. Dolph Croom. Ruffln Newsome, Bob Bdgln. Barney ThreHteld, Frank Noe. Mrs. George Webster and John Caudill. Purpose of the organization Is to further the welfare of the Neal and Big Lake townships with an aim to be a-ssured lhat thc taxes paid in that district to which they arc entitled by law are spent In that district, it was pointed out. hokum. Sen*. Eugene p.' Mllllktn, R... Colorado nnd.HomBr-E.. Capchart, R., Indiana,. cairj<B to Be«e's de- fchjie. ;'-.-• > •••••: "Thin man ha« a ri*hl to.ex- George li. Giisiman. two-year-old sou of Mr. and Mrs. Ocorgc VV. Classman of Little Rock, died In » hospital Saturday afternoon of Injuries received w.hen he wa-i struck bv H ear on R Little Rock strc.it. Charges of negligent homicide wur.i died afcaln.it L. K. Duty of Little Rock, driver ot the vehicle. Funerul services for the/child are scheduled for today. Thomas Crabtree, 41-year-old fnr- nier of near Scott, Ark., wan not an Independent country. The resignation .followed -an emergency oeulon late today -at Shidehara's offlclaj reaUence and ende<i two weeks: ol hectic poll-, tlcal mr Delivering that followed the elections. • .'' '.-•'•' There .was widespread - specula^ lion Iri Japanese informed quarters that Emperor Hirohito .would .accept the cabinet TtaicnaUbn' but that he would a»k the »finf prime minister to remain Iri 'ottlee until the confused.'political »ltu»lion could be'clariftaij fupther:":'; r""' Some sources' believd iBhldehaira Instantly Saturday night when ho WHS hit by a truck lui he along Highway 30 with his wife lind m ^-,^. .._ : . daughter.. Mr«. Crnblrm suffered u I would meat »h.ortly,wlth.Jchlro H»-' ; broken right arm and luccrotlonn I toyarria.: Whose" literal ''party 1 *t"i about the head. The daughter, Es-! a majority of se»bi In'th* house. ;ta™iuu;ri,vvii^Vra;i'fe ed; Jv, .-, ^ . ' ' Walter Matthews of Scott, driveF Ily^»cram's r»jf l »<M5«rnmera. • .CaVehirt anrued thM. ; ABea»e ! ?< j]"« . V™*- Wtrettdered' to Pa- ~— " -„.. .^,.__,-..,. "learned hl» name-calIin(t M from 1 "" kl - Count y officials. He was fr«d Bowles, frit/ senator said Bowles , on * 1 ' 000 bont1 ' was 'guilty of ilmllar tactic* when , Mr "- Or P ver Frederick Krolin, «,he referred to "([reedy budlneM-1 of near Ruiwellvlllc, died Saturday men" In a Wlchlta.-ltaiu. speech ofl injuries suffered in » collision Porter Insisted that OPA had 1 near Vulton, Okla., on Highway (JO, "Just beftun to fight" as he limed , Her husband, driver of the car, WHS -- • • ••' ' not Injured. A resident of Metropolis, 111., 3,000 OPA worker* to "stay on trie Job, keep things moving and try to make our program even more effective." He 'denied reports that he had called the meeting to fdrstall a wave of resignations as remllt of laat week'i drastic House action on the price control extension bill. He said tin simply wanted to emphasize that "despite wanhrbom sources, we are not retreatlnn." Porter said he was confident Congress.would give OPA the necessary too)s to "finish out Job" and that living costs would be hcla 'pretty much" to present levels'. Hcl said even OPA's netfpres critics conceded tliat opposition 'reached 'Us highest point" last week when the House dammed through an amendment-riddled nine-month extension bill. Porter said this legislation would wreck :he orlce control program, if enacted In the If o use-approved form. Administration officials were pinning their hopes on the Senate passing OPA legislation virtually as It was Introduced. Cotton Carnival Delegation Will Be Guests Of City Today ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy, not much change in temperature today tonight and Tuesday. Scattered thundershowcrs tonight and Tucs day and In <wcst portions this afternoon. Peace Officers Open Convention At Little Rock by Joseph Jansen of Pocahontas LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 22 (UP) — Today, of all days, citizens of l-he capital city were on their toes. being peaceful and law-abidin*. There was good reason for the sombre atmosphere on every r.lrect comer. Hundreds of sheriffs and peace officers of every description converged on Little Rock for the 3 -clay convention of the Arkansas Peace Officers' and Sheriff's Association. Highlight of the meet will be a competitive pistol shoot booked for Tuesday afternoon at Camp Robinson. to be followed by exhibition shooting by R. David O'Brien, special p. B. I. agent from Dallas. Tex. Tlie association's officers arc Hurl Harris, chief deputy sheriff of Bns- sellville, president; Fred Bradley, chief deputy U. S. marshal of UUlc . . Hock, first vice president; Ciipt and John Jansen of Poplar Bluff. Mo., in an effort lo break the r will ^o( their brother the late. William Stanb, head of thc Truffle William Jansen. In the testament.) Bureau of Little Rock, second vice Jansen left his entire estate to a • president; and W. C. Craig, coroner sister, Barbara Bllsscnbnch. of Jonesboro, secretary-treasurer. Everything was being made ready early this afternoon prior to he visit of the Cotton Carnival delegation here at 4:20 o'clock and the Informal program to be staged in front of the City Hall on Second street under direction of thc local Junior Chamber oi Commerce, which sponsors the National Cotton Picking Contest. Th c Memphis visitors assumed llie role of "Arkansas Travelers" this morning when they left Memphis for Northeast Arkansas in the second tour planned lo advertise the Memphis carnival May 13-19. he first four went to Mississippi and next week's tour will be to West Tennessee. Fortilicd with gifts for tl\c mayor and three attractive feminine re ircsentatives of the "Maid of Col on." thc ambassadors began thctr tour at 9 o'clock. Representing lhc Maid will two former Maids o( Cotton. Alic< Hall Smith and Irene Bcaslcy. and one of thc 1910 alternate Maid* Lucille llamer. Others making the trip, of wliici" Lcs Bachijrlg is chairman, Includi Guy Davis, George Lusk, J. J Thomason, Early Maxwell, Jack Stoval], James Stroud, Cllffou Wood, H. C. ertsoii. E. S. Kingston. A. Walker, Jack Rob Morehouse, Hnrr} C. Richcy, Jame N. Y. Cotton Charles Barham, diet! In a Newport hospital Saturday of Injuries aur,- talned In a head-on collision on Highway 87 Friday night. Mrs. Barham and n third passenger In the car, Otiy Smith, were Injured. More than two hours' work wllh H pulmotor Saturday failed to revive Raymond Sabln Lcdtord, 16-yei\r- old Fort Smith youth, whose home made boat capsized In the Arkansas Hlvcr. The body was under walri 45 minutes, a coroner's reiwt indicated. Seven Injuries resulted from tr:u- flc accidents In Little Rock, .'nclucl Ing a Kccnnd child struck by at) au omobllc. Betty Guilders, 3, was hifc by a truck driven by Olen McPnil- dcn, UCRro. She was taken lo a Little Rock hospital, At Stuttgart, Ark., Miss Dorothy Ami Morltx. dauchter of Mr. awl Mrs. Otto Morltz, was seriously Injured when the automobile In whlcii she was riding collided with a Cot- Ion Bell freight train. Four other occupants of the car were uninjured. . Jap»ne«-.polHtc*l;':i(lrcJ« celt, however, trial • Haitbyama'would be unwilling,to attempt the formation of a cablriet In view-of ; tlie recent disclosurer • nt: faileil \tp"'' report '.'• to allied headquarter^ that he had written A book.;The took, entitled "'nee of the worM," paid mild tribute to Hitler and MuisoUnl. V In the event Hatoyama Is unwilling to form a new cabinet, Shlde- hai'u wa< expected to try to put together a coalition ' government as head pf ' the progresaive party. Shidrtiara will meet' tomorrow with Hatoyama arid Teitu Katayama, manager of the Social Democrat party. ,bor. Clyde Wcllman, B. Stevens Tom O'Ryan, A. Lee Gordon, Forrest Mottweller, Tom Deaton Henry Slavick, Walter B,c r r y Karon fyvirff, p os t»] Hubert. M Llghtman Jr.. Albert Mallory ank Nebhut. Robert Hnssey president of lh c Memphis Cotton Exchange, and Colic Stolz. who I serving as master of ceremonies at ach stop. They stopped nt West Memphis md other points, reaching Jones- >oro at noon for lunch at Hotel Noble there. There is to be a slop at Leach- villc before the delegation arrives here. Thc group will be met at the corner oL-Main and Fifth streets by the Blythnville school band vhlch will hcnd Ihc parade east on Main and turning at Second street to the City Hall. The block between Main arid Walnut streets on Second street 13 being roped off for a short time so that the program may b« presented on a specially erected singe. After thc Informal program here, the visitors will go to Luxora and then lo Osceola for dinner there, prior to reluming to Memphis. Throughout the travel in North- cast Arkansas, the visitors are being escorted by a car of the Arkansas State Highway Patrol wllh sound truck preceding the bus Philps, Kdward Bell, Roy J. HUT- 1 to herald its arrival at e»ch Mother Cat Adopts Tfire* Baby Rabbits • MANILA, Ark., April 22.—The' current food shortage facing the world today holds no terrors on thc J. M. Vanzant farm, three miles south of Manila. It's even got to the point, apparently,' where fullest example of "cooperative planning" has reached the highest goal possible. i Among other farming duties,' Mr. Vanzant and his son-in-law, 1 jGeorge "Blck" Farmer, raise rabbits—thc tame variety. Mr. Farmer's small son, "Butch" has 9 cat for » playmate. This caV ;!s the mother of three liny kit- jlcns, and apparently decided |lhat production was thc crying' demand on this farm today. ! Yesterday morning "Butch yelled to hLs Daddy, "My cat's got some rabblt-s." They looked! and to Ihelr amazement Ihe mother cat was purrlngly stretch-: ed out while her own kittens were Joined In a meal by three small cottontail rabbits. The unique arrangement not teen solved as yet but thc latest reports arc that mother and "children" are doing nicely. Gen. Marshall Seeks To Halt Chinese Strife CHUNGKING, April 22. (UP!—I Gen. George C. Marshall held a long conference with Communist Gen. Chou Eri-Ial today and arranged lo meet Generalissimo Cin- ftug Kai-shek immediately afterward in a strenuous bid to end the Chinese civil strife. Marshall took notes for two hours and a half while Gen. Cho'i outlined thc Communist position In Manchuria. Hc made no comment. Tlie Communists lecl themselves hatigchun, thc capital of Manchuria, and will win thc northern metropolis oi Harbin by default when the Russians evacuate it on ursday. There are no government troops In jjosltlon lo retlst Communist troops surrounding ttw city. Marshall asked o«n, Chou ta Investigate communist claims that American airplanes had strafed the Communist army at Szeplngkal, a'ld that one plane containing the Ixxiv of an American filer had been shot down. Gen. Chou said he knew only MorfiltonVet Candidate For Lt. Governor Nathan Gordon of Mbrrljton, discharged veteran and holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Saturday announced he would be a candidate for lieutenant governor. Mr. Gordon filed a corrupt practices pledge In trie secretary of stale's office and became the fourth Candidate for Jhe post. ( Thc only exservice man who has entered the lieutenant governor's race, Mr. Gordon will oppose Roy MHum of Harrison, veteran of J5 years In the State Seriat*; Leonard T. Barnes of Hamburg, Ashley County legislator and president pro tern of the IMS Senate; and Jake Wilson of El Dorado, former mayor I of that city. Mr. Gordon, appointed as a member of thc State Workmen's Compensation Commission earlier Irils ! year, safd he would resign that post. I He is a graduate of Columbia | Militaiy Academy, attended Arkan| sas Tech at Ru&stUville and Was graduated from the Onlversity:;of Arkansas, -where he received ruVliiw degree. . He practiced law two years in Morrllton before 1 entering the NaVy In 1MU As a naval lieutenant, Mr. Gordon received the Natton'B highest honor for rescuing several drowned airmen' under Japanese newipaper but had »s,ked Ycuwi headquarters for details. U. S. Army and Marine Corps officers arc Investigating the claim, for which there has been no con- flrmatioil from any source. Chicooo Wheat July . 183W 1831i 1S3W 183« Sept . 1S3'.!, 183M 1S3U 1S3H POW Comp To CfbM JONESBORO. Art., April JB. (UT>) —The last prisoner-of-war camp In Arkansas, located r»ear here, will be closed Tuesday. "" . ' The War Department: Saturday sent notice ot the cteetag to the Trl-Qounty Artoctatton. <%npo*ed of planters ot'' CraHrnai).' Ortehe and Lawrt-r.ci counties. The association WM started In 1944 for Uie purpose at eoatracttn* with the Wax Deputeent far Km labor on .farm*. Tbe dap here had been fUM to M njn'l of 400 for the PMt jmr.