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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 93 Blytheville Daily Nem BlythevUle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Airliner Crash On West Coast Kills11 ; 30Hurt LOS ANGELES, July 12. (AP)_A Los Angeles police radio car broadcast today that 11 persons were killed and 30 injured in the flaming crash of a Standard Airlines plane near the summit of Santa Suzana Pass. The crash occurred shortly after* the pilot reported that a fight had broken out among passengers on tlie New York-to-Long Beach, Cslif., unscheduled flight. There were 48 persons aboard. Standard Airlines said the plane usually carries a passenger load of *0 persons. The liner was westbound from New York City. The Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Bureau received the report from the pilot for police aid at the airport. One of the passengers, the control bureau was informed, has been badly beaten. The pilot said he wished one of the men arrested. It was only a short ''me later that the sheriff received a call that a. big airliner had crashed one mile north of the Chatsworth reservoir. Reports said the craft burst into fs immediately. A call then received in North Hollywood for three ambulances. Last stop of the airliner was in Albuquerque, N.M. The Civil Aeronautics Authority verified that the pilot had been cleared for a landing at Lockheed Air Terminal. Burbank, after making a report of the fight aboard. Burbank police had been notified to stand by at tlie airport. Santa Suzana Pass is a steep, |rocky defile leading through the Santa Suzanna mountains from San Fernando Valley to the coastal frrea between Chatsworlh and the Venlura-Santa Paula area. H is out 23 miles west °^ kcs Angeles. Chatsworth's plains area Is used (extensively by motion pictures in [filming western pictures. Passenger*: Fljht The Air Traffic Control Bureau Kt Burbank received » radio mes- ge from the pilot, Roy White, minutes before Ihe report of violent the ' crash, saying that figh'f had broken out- abofjrtl the fchip. "Two of the' passengers started lighting over Riverside," said the Inessage. "I want police at the lilrport at Bur.ank^" and I want |me of the men arrested. One man badly beaten." the pilot requested permission feet down at Burbank. The plane scheduled to land at Long 3each. Stanley Weiss, president of stan- Jlard Airlines, flew over the Ivrecked plane In a cabin niono- lilane and said the pilot's cabin Tippeared to be burned out "but |he rest of the plane doesn't look o bad," The Injured passengers were laken to Birmingham Veterans' |lfospltal In Van Nuys. Harold Tucker was the co-pllot, J nd the plane, a converted C46, larried Mary Ann Rose and Charlotte fTrcnadier, Long Beach, as Itewardesses. [Reds Claim U.S. Envoy Drove Car j'nro Paraders I SAN FRANCISCO. July 12. (AP) I-The Peiping Communist radio. •:>day accused American Vice Con- l.il William Olive of deliberately Iriving his automobile into Shang- lai paraders on July 7. JJive of Ironton, Mo., was detflin- ™by Communist police for three |ays. He was released -tfter the red olice said he had apologized. J Tlie radio said Olive defied a Tame policeman and nearly ran Irer some of the paraders. After lie American's arrest, the radio |iid. Olive refused to "reveal his iame. address and occupation <md It fly with his ftsls and feet in- liiing police and wrecking public Iroperty at the police station." H After Olive was subdued, the ra- |o said, the Red Public Security lureau inlornicri the American licre were no diplomatic relations l:tween Communist China and l.rcign countries. I The radio added: "Even when lie peoples' government establishes limal diplomatic relations with Jreign countries, personnel of for- Ign consulates canno t violate the Iws of the Peoples' Government lid disrupt public order in China.' TO HEAD LEGION POST—After receiving unanimous endorsement from the two nominating committees last week. E .N. Shivley Is scheduled to be formally elected commander of the American Legion's Dud Cason post of Blytheville when the members select officers tonight for the coming year. Mr. Shivley, who will succeed James Nierstheimer as head of the post here, will be unopposed In tonight's balloting. He is office manager for the A. R. Wetenkarnp Cotton Company. Office of post surgeon will be the only contested position. In last week's meeting Dr. w. A. Oritnmetl and Dr. W. T. Rainwater were put on the ballot by the nominating committee. Other officers, all unopposed, Include Louis Green, first vice-commander; Ed Burks, second vice- cormnander; the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, chaplain; c. A. Cunningham, historian; and Joe Travis. serge'ant-A- anns. j The polls will open at 6 p.m. and will close at 9 P-m. Election judges will include Clint Caldwell, Roy Koonce, Foy Etchieson, H. L. Halsell. Sr., Jim Stovall and Bill Tegethoff. jftine Wreck Sighted I FRANKFURT, Germany. July 12. •iP) - The smoldering wreckage of I U.S. C-54 transport plane which lashed last night in the Russian line was sighted from the air this Iternoon. |There was no sign of life near plane, indicating that all three lew members may have perished. l)uafc« Hits Hiroshima I TOKYO, July 13. (AP)—Kyodo Agency reported this after- Ion a strong earthquake struck |Hn-bombe<! Hiroshima. serious damage was reported Imediately. A number of break.? power line* dliruptcd ccivic*. Stee/ Walkout Order Looms As CIO Meets PITTSBURGH, July 12. (API A meeting of the ClO-United Steelworkers expected to result in a slrike order for 500,000 workers began today. There were Indications that President/ Truman personally may Intervene to stave off a walkout in the basic steel Industry. The union's 170-man wage policy committee was in session when word came Irom Washington' that Hie President may use his emergency powers in tlie steel labor dispute. Philip Murray, leader of Hie union, said hist night he would recommend the strike start this weekend. His recommendations are expected to be approved speedily by the steelworkers' 170-man Wage Policy Committee. Murray, after a fruitless 2 1-2 hour conference at Washington with Cynis S. Ching. lederal conciliation riirector. said contract negotiations with U.S. steel Corp. and other basic steel producers are "hopelessly deadlocked.' The tight-iippcd Scotsman hinted only presidential intervention could avert the walkout. Ching later said he had reported to the White House without making any recommendation as to what action should be taken. 78 Killed at French Passenger Plant Falls AGADIR. French Morocco. July 12. (AP)—A French military plane crashed here yesterday, killing 18 persons, the French News Agency reported today. The wreckage of a Junkers 52, flying from Agadlr to Dakar with 12 passengers and six crewmen, was founo. on a beach south of here Crash Victim Was Son Of Former Arkansan LITTLE ROCK, July 12. W-H. B. Knickerbocker, 51, foreign correspondent and lecturer, one of 13 American reporters killed in the crash of an airliner near Bombay, India, today, was the son of a former Little Rock Methodist pastor. His father, the late Rev. H. D. Knickerbocker, was pastor of the First Methodist Church hti« from 1>28 to 3930. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AJUCAMSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHBV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1949 TWELVE PAGES Missco Goes Day Without Single New Polio Case Arkansas' Death Toll Increases to Thirteen; Oklahoma Has Twenty For Hie flrsl time In more than three weeks a 24-hour period has elapsed with no new cases of pollo- melytls being reported to health officials In Mississippi County. The last case reported was early yesterday morning, and at noon today there had been no additional reports. Seventy-three cases have been reported for Mississippi County, and the Arkansas total today stood at 240 cases this year. Another deaf-, tl-j 13th, a 29-year-old former Arkadclphia Marine, was recorded for the state. 20 Deaths In Oklahoma The Associated Press today re ported a death toll of 20 from polio with at least 200 other victims of the disease being cared for In hospitals In that state. While Mississippi County Is experiencing some respite from polio, health officials still were concerned today about the opening of schools in some areas for the summer terms. Seventeen doctors. Including County Health Officer Dr. J. E Beasley. and City Health Officer Dr. John Q. Elliott, said that school authorities should follow the recommendation of state Health Officer T. T. Ross, and keep schools closed, temporarily. Only one of 20 doctors contacted considered it good move to open the schools, two expressed no opinion and two others were out of town. Some Victims Show Improvement The only school In this immediate area to open was Gosnell, and school officials there said that if it were apparent that the opening sckools had any affect on the epidemic they would be closed. Other schools hav opening schedules planned for Monday. Schools were also in session in several southeast Missouri towns, but the disease not considered In the epidemic stage there. Reports are being received now on the condition of many of the patients being treated in various hospitals in Arkansas and in Memphis. Ter -.; , The two daughters of M. o. McRae of Yarbro. Mary Maud, 7, and Christie Carol, 2, was improved today. Tlie older child showed signs of paralysis In both legs, and the younger child had weaknesses evidenced In one leg and one arm. Sisters In Same Hospital The sisters were moved to the St. Vincent's Infirmary from the University Hospital si> they could be in the same ward. Vernestine Larue, 4. daughter of Herman Larue of Blytheville has been returned to her home after post-polio treatment Ht the Children's Convalescent Center at Jacksonville. She will receive fol- low-up'treatment from the Mobile Rehabilitation Unit lo be launched soon by the Arkansas Association for the Crippled. A Negro child. Lee Ella Orlce, 7. daughter of Sylvia Taylor of Blytheville, nlso a polio victim, has been transf T.«H from University Hospital Isolation Ward to the Convalescent Center for treatment. The Convalescent Center Is one of the few hosnltals in the state See POLIO on Page 12 Sheriff Obtains Poll Tax Ooinion By State Official Sheriff William Berryman, ra- officic. tax collector for Mississippi County, has been informed by Attorney General Ike Mnrry that col- lectore may use their own judgment In the kinship of persons obtaining poll tax receipts for members of their family. The request for the opinion was made by the sheriff a.« the result of the passage by the 1343 legislature of an act which provides'that only a husband, wife, son or dauzh- ler. or brother or parent of an absent person might obtain a poll tax by proxy. In replying to the sheriffs re- Hiest for on opinion, John Williams, assistant- atorney general, jaid: "It would be Impossible to set flown a hard and fast role apoll- cable to all cases alike. It LS our opinion tht collector should be guided by the dictates of his own (rood Judgment in each instance If so. his statutory obligation will have been fulfilled." Council Meets Tonight The City Council will hold Its monthly session at 3 o'clock tonight in City Hall. Mayor Doyle Henderson said today that onlv routine Jusiness appeared to be "scheduled for consideration by the aldermen. N. O. Cotton P-l N O COTTON .. 'SSiN'iCS NEW ORLEANS. July 12—I;TV_ Closing cotton quotations: High Low Ju 'y 3J86 3268 2946 2936 3fc 2836 2927 h 2924 2923 y 2812 MM Close 3268-71 2938 2930 2923-24 2910 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 45 Killed in Plane Crash at Bombay 13 US Reporters Die as Airliner Cut in Excise Taxes Seen Congress Holds ' Promise of New Aid to Business WASHINGTON, July 12. <ff)_ The promise of excise tax cuts in 1950—along with new cushions against losses—was held out to business today by Congress. This was one of the first tangible reactions as lawmakers surveyed President Truman's 11-poliit bcat- the-depresston program. There was evident agreement that only part of it could be put Into effect before a pre-Labor Day adjournment this year. However, a leading Republican. R«p. joe Martin of Massaschusetts. said that he agrees with Mr. Truman that within a few years the country can achieve a national output of $300,000,000,000 a year. This Is a fifth more than the present annual rate. Chairman \jughton (D-NC) of the House Ways and Means Committee Joined with Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee In promising relief next year from some of the heavy wartime taxes. These have applied to a long range of Items from furs to face powder, and Including transportation fares and communications. Truman Aiks Repeal President Truman asked for repeal of the excises on freight as one of the measures to keep the economy rolling In high gear and head off a threatened business recession. But George told a reporter any such move now would cost the government *400.000,000 revenue in a period when Mr. Truman seems to have resigned himself to Inthe-red financing by dropping his demand for any major tax creases. The Finance Committee already has cleared a proposal by Senator Johnson (D-Colo), to knock out long list on excise taxes nt a revenue loss running up to 3135.000,000. Administration leaders are sitting on this move, despite Us support by Senator Me Grain of Rhode Island, the Democratic 'national chairman. George said the tax on • freight, which adds to the retail cost of about everything, "should be one of the flrit to come off.". Tardiness Noted In Registering Of l^Year-Olds Youths in Mississippi County are failing to register for selective service. Miss Rose Saltba. clerk of t!ie Mississippi County Draft Board, said today, and fr-e being picked up by federal officers and a 11000 penalty for draft dodging. Miss Saliba pointed out that many of those who had reached their lath birthday since the last group from this area was called up have not registered, because some unofficial sources had told them It wasn't nccessnry since they were no longer drafting men for service. She emphasized the fact that all those who reich their 18th birthday must register on that date or within five days or be subject to penalty. In this connection she pointed out that during the last day and a half, eight had reported to the draft board, who hart failed to register at proper times. Some she said should have regl-' —-I as far back as October of last year Tills county has not been giver a quota for several months, but this does not alter the fact that law requires registration. Miss Sal- Iba said. Questionnaires (hat have been mailed to registrants to make class- flratlons are due not later than U» end of next week. Miss Saliba said. only liim- Unemployment Figures Show Return to a Buyers' Market By Rader Wlnfet NEW YORK, July 12. Mv— Unemployment figures, Ilk* everything else, are reflecting the return to a normal buyers' market. But unemployment, while on the Increase recently, still is slightly above average when viewed In the ixrspective of the last »died years. However, that's small comfort to the 3778.000 persons pounding the pavements looking for work today. And It Is little help to a community paralyzed when Its biggest industry shuts down. But tlie figures show that, even if tlie nation maintains a fairly prosperous economy with "full employment" in coming years, we can expect at least an average minimum unemployment of bclween 3 000,000 and 3,500.000. That conclusion Is based on study by the Twentieth Century Fund, which found Unit five per Rental Controls Here Retained By US. Agency Monroe Craln, chairman of the Blytheville Defense-Rental Area, today informed Mayor Henderson and members of the Blytheville City Council that a recent survey of housing condltioas reveals that the need for housing has been met . not The announcement was based on the findings of Lawrence C Dargan. who was sent here from the regional rent control offices in Dallns. Tex., to make a survey of conditions In Blytheville. Tlie report'by Mr. Dargan has been approved by the office of Tighe Woods, national housing expediter in Washington. The city council has before it a. petition by the BlytheviHe Real Estate Board and others for the lifting of rent controls in the city, and also a protest against the lifting of controls which was filed by the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion . In the event the City Council act-s to lift controls, they may no t be re-impostd, as would have been tlie case If the office of the housing expediter had removed controls. McMafh Offers Educational Plan LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. July 12—(XP) —Governor McMath today asked Arkansas to bring Its educationl program up to the national average. In an address prepared for delivery at the Little Rock Klwanls Club luncheon, the governor outlined a broad eight point program for Improvement or the state educational system. He recommended achievement of at least the national average of educational opportunity, which he said would mean an Increase of about 50 per cent In money spent on education in the state. 1. Adequate physical faclliltes for all school children. 2. Provisions of additional qualified teachers and Increased teachers salaries, 3. Acquisition of adequate and modern equipment for schools, including sufficient text books. 4. More adequate educational facilities for Negroes. 5. Appropriate programs of stvdy including Improved vocational training. 6. Additional educational facilities for all handicapped children. 7. Improvement of the quality of education. 8. Expansion of adult educational facilities. "Tlie program which I have sketched will give Arkansas a great system ol public education." McMath said. To accomplish Ihe program would require money, he added. Tlie 1916-47 Arkansas expenditure for education was $69 per child or about half Ihe national average McMath said while w e should spend $200 per child each year to provide an adequate educational program." TODAY'S BUSINESS MIRROR— L/.S. Looks to Deficit Financing To Get Uncle Sam Out of Red cent of the labor force under normal conditions are looking for work at any given time. The fund Is non-profit foundation conducting research on current economic problems. S«e Increa.se by Winter Labor organizations and various federal government economists have predicted a possible rise In unemployment to around 5,000.000 this winter. That's above the five per cent line and gets Into the emergency rone. President Truman. In his economic report to Congress yesterday, said "There is nothing health about more unemployment." Ho added that "unemployment has not risen to the dangerous levels which would call for all-out emergency measures," What is the danger line for unemployment? That question U. tlie core of discussions over unemployment. Although estimates vary widely. It Is generally agreed that looking at the total figure for the entire country to misleading in giving a true measure of the personal suffering caused by men and women being out of wort. ".While unemployment Is not now at a very high level for the country as it whole." President Truman said 'there are many localities and eveii some states where it. Is serious These pools of heavy unemployment need to be treated before they spread, and the responsibility Is In part national." Effects Vary If the family bread-winner is out of work In the middle of the winter, that's bad. But II his young son gets out of school in the summer and can't find a Job right away, It doesn't matter much. That's out way the statistical picture Is warped, and there are a lot of other ways, too. Blck in 1850, nearly 100 years ngo, the best estimates available show there were 300.000 Jobless but there -ere only 7.700,000 people in the entire labor force. That meant unemployment amounted to a little less than four percent of the total -t wor': or looking for work. Today there nre more than 10 times that number uncmnloycd See JOBLESS on Pajre 12 By Sam DiwMm NEW YORK. July 12—l/fj—Uncle Sam Is in the red again. He's spending more than he takes In— he has more relatives and old friends dependent upon him than movie star. And the U S. Treasury Is now trying to decide—from a number of suggestions by interested parties —which Is the best way to raise the cash to pay the bills. It's look- Ing for the way that will be the least painful for the Treasury and at the same time be profitable for the banks and maybe Rive business a helpinsr hand. too. The Treasury calls this deficit financing. Six months ago. President Truman wanted m<re taxes to keep the treasury In the black, saying a budget surplus "is essential to sound fiscal policy." Now he plumps for deficit financing as the belter course at this time. His economic counsellors say In their midyear report that if we Levee District Board Meets In W. Memphis Two representatives. G. L. White of Osceola and Charles W. Lowrance of Driver, were in West Memphis today to attend the annual meeting of directors of Ihe St. Francis Levee District. W. O. Byler, West Memphis, who is secretary-treasurer, Indicntcd tils report would show a $102.000 payment against bonded Indebtedness of the district. This payment, made during tile past fiscal year, reduced the district's Indebtedness lo 43.706.000. In addition to reports of officers. directors were scheduled to vote on the rate of assessment for the coming year. No change U expected. The directors will also elect new collectors to fill the position the flow of federal dollars to consumers, and Ihus lead to more lay-offs. Deficit financing will pump new money into the economic stream, through Treasury borrowing from banks. At the same time, various Industries will profit from continued government buying, subsidies and Social Security payment*. According 10 this school of thought, this will give time for everyone U> get his second postwar wind and be off again on the road to prosperity They contend that borrowing Is an accepted practice In the business world. Great Industrial empires are started on borrowed money. Corporations borrow to expand, to meet payrolls, to finance Inventories in anticipation of future sales. Certainly the American people are used to deficit financing by ... . .now. we've been in and out of cut down on foreign aid and na- the red with Uncle S?m for vcars Honai defense—iwo of the biggest In the la>t 30 years rjrelv -in the not only be UkJng »| S«* DEFICIT oo p«ie t of Jonesboro. Other counties to be represented «l the meeting Include Crlttenden Cralghead. Lee. Cross. Polnsctt and St. Francis. Itena—»e'll New York Stocks Closing quotations: A T * T 141 1-f! Amer Tobacco 701-4 Anaconda Copper 27 7-8 Beth Steel Chrysler National Distillers Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester Scars Roebuck Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ..... Studcbikcr Trxas C::p •J C Penney Co 48 1-2, Dec U S Steel 21 3-i i Mar 25 1-2 48 18 1-2 36 1-4 59 1-4 51 3-8 10 25 1-2 38 3-8 18 1-8 10 1-4 15 1-8 19 1-8 KILLED IN CRASH - S. Burton Heath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Newspaper Enterprise Association writer, was iimoiig the 14 American newsmen killed In the crash of a Dutch airliner near Bombay today. News nnd feature stories written by Mr. Heath appeared frequently In the Courier News, which receives (lie NBA service. Ills writlnt; was mainly in the fields of world affairs, politics, taxation, government and similar subjects. (NBA Photo) Fugitive Nabbed At Tourist Court Sheriff and Aides Capture Man Who Fled Pemiscot Jail Kenneth Young, 28. of nlylhevllle. who fled from the Pemiscot County jnll In Caruthersville along with another prisoner June 17 was scheduled to be relumed to Missouri today following his capture at a Blytheville tourist court last night. Young wns arrested lust night by Sheriff William Berrynmn, state Policeman George irwln and sher- l'f'» deputies, cimrle.i Short n Holland Aikeh, wlnV stnndtfg in front of the Camp Moullrle Tourist Court on North U.S. Highway 61 He wns brought lo Jail here and signed n waiver of exlradiction, according to Sheriff Bcrryman. At the lime of his arrest Young was armed with a .32 caliber pistol which he had lucked In his belt Inside his shirt, Sheriff Bcrrymnn snid. He wns stnmllng in front of the tourist court, apparently waiting for someone. Sheriff Berryman said that he received a tip lute yesterday that Younj had been seen at the tourist court, officers went to Ihc tourist court immediately and made the arrest. The officers evidently took Young by surprise ns he offered no resistance. Sheriff Berryman said. Second M:m Fleea Young, who had been bound over to Pemiscot County Circuit. Court along w |th anolher Blytheville man. Waller Davlrl (Dub) Vastbliulcr Ihe day before his e.scaiw: on burglary charge, broke oul of Jail with William Grant Sumiicr, 41. of West Frankfort, 111. who was being held on a safe cracking charge The two men used an Iron pipe to force the lock on their cell and to pry Ihe hnrs on a second floor window of the Jail. Sheriff Berryman said, lhat another man, believed to have been with Young when he arrived av Ihe tourist court, ran as the officers approached and made Rood his escape. He said, however, that he did not believe that the second man wns simmer ns his description did not fit. British Government Seizes Strike-Bound Port Area in London Ry the Associated Press Britain's labor government — armed with a proclamalion of national cmcrgtncy — seized the strike-bound por t area of London to force a showdown ',vlth some 12.000 striking dork workers. The vorkcrs' 16-fI.iy-oId dispute with the dock lalxir Ix.ard hns tied up 127 ships and slowed the handling ol dollar exports and imported goods. The proclamation of a state of national emergenry was stoned yesterday by Klni! Gcorse VI after the cabinet decided to have recourse to iuch a measure. Some 2.300 soldiers and 400 sailors and marines went Into tlie porl today to unload food. The government has been sending servicemen on Ihc docks since last Thursday. Hearing Scheduled Hearing for Gus Chitwood on a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor was continued until Saturday In Municipal Court tills morning. Soybeans CHICAGO. July 12— f,T>i— Soybean quotations; High Low Close July ........... 259' j 253», 256'i '' 221 ', S16\ 218'4 2191, 215', 217' 2 2U?; 213?i Hits Hill in Rain Two Were Pulitzer Prize Winners; Group Had Toured Indonesia BOMBAY, Tmlia, July 12. H — Thirteen American corresiwiMlcnls and 32 other persons died today in the crash of a KLM Constellation groping Hi rough monsoon rainstorms toward a Bombay island airfield. Tlie American reporters were returning home from a tour of Indonesia sponsored by the Dutch government. It was the second tragedy 10 belall planes of K1.M (the Royal Dutch Airline) within three Wfeks. Tlie Constellation (hat carried the reporters to Indonesia, crashed on Us return Irlp to Europe, killing 33 persons off Bari, Italy, June 23. The correspondent* killed Included Charles Grntko, foreign editor of tlie Christian Science Monitor, and two Pulitzer Prize winners—H. R. Knickerbocker of Radio Station WOR, New York, and S. Burton Heath of the Newspaper Enterprise Association. (Mr. Heath was the writer of numerous news and feature storle* published I n the Courier News, which receives the NBA service.) A Mth American killed was Lynn Mahsin. a native Mlssourian. rep- rcscntalive of a. New York public relations company, nrtie others killed wc-re 11 Dutch crewmen, Including the general operations manager of KLM at Karachi, Pakistan; 17 other Dutchmen; two Chinese and one Briton. 33 Bodies Recovered Thirty-three bodies had been recovered by nightfall, approximately 14 hours after the crash. Tlie plane struck a rocky hilltop while approaching the Santa Cruz •airfield, IS rz$ex north of Bombay. It Kit a hill near ahatfcopivr/on the' opposlle side of the 30-mUe-long island from Santu Cruz. Monsoon rains heating down on the scene of the crash hampered search parties. The first to reach the urea said wreckage was strewn over a two-mile area along a slope- 800 feet high. The plane caught fire and charred trees on the rain drenched hilltop. One eye-wilne.ss said the bodies were so badly burned that identification was difficult. The p.ccldent was said to be the worst iti India's aviation history. The Indian government began an investigation and granted special aulhori/.atlon to KLM to send an aircraft and Dutch technicians to the scene. Dead Are Identified The American reporters listed a* flcacl by the American consulate: Nnt A. Barrows, Chicago Dally News. James Branyon, Houston CTcx.) Past. Fred Colvig, Denver Past. Miss Elsie Dick Mutual Broadcasting System. Tom Falco, Business Week Magazine. Charles Gratkc, foreign editor of the Christian Science Monitor, Boston. S. Burton Heath (Home, Daricn, Conn.) Bertram D. flulen. New York Tinies. H. K. Knickerbocker. Vincent Mahoncy, San Francisco Chronicle. George Moorad, Portland Ore- Konian and Station KQW. William II. Newton, ScripiK-Ho- ward Newspaper Allhince. John Wcrklcy, Time Magazine. Another Amerlciui killed was Lynn Mnhan of New York, representing Thidor S'Annson & Co.. New York. This company, in cooperation with the Netherlands government, had invited American new.^pajw'rs, radio stations and news aKrndfs to send reporters on a tour of Indonesia, visiting the Hague enroutc Indonesia has been torn by war ortween the Dutch government and the Indonesian republic. "Complete freedom of fiction" had been promised those accepting the Sec CKASII on I'itRe 12 Weorher Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers mostly in the afternoon. Not much change in temperatures. .Missouri forecast: Considerable cloudiness tonight and Wednesday. Scattered thnndcrshowcrs south and cast portions. Little change in temperatures. Minimum this morning—15. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:15. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3286. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—825. Normal moan for July—81 5. This Dale f,:.sl Year Maximum this morning—12. Maximum yestorrtay—93. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this d;Uc —27,6$.

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