PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURffiB NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1949 14 Men Arrested In Flogging Case Other* Scheduled To Be Apprehended In Grand Jury Probe BIRMINGHAM, A!a., July 12. (AP)— Fourteen men have been <el»d and three others are tabbed for arrest today on charge.s brought by 1 grand Jury here that delved into nets of hooded lerror. In a roundup that began yesterday, 12 were arrested on charges of Hogging while masked. Another was arrested on a boycotting charge. A fourteenth mnn, a pojice chief, was accused of intimidating a witness and of neglect of duty. Meantime, a new grand jury has begur; its work with in.struction.s to continue the investigation of Hoggings, CTOS.S burnings and threats in Jefferson (Birmingham) County. The Ku Klux Klan says it :ia<l nothing to do with the recent wave al masked mob terror reported in several Alabama counties. A top-ranking Klan leader, William Hugh Morris, meanwhile Is in jail here because he relused to bring Klan records before the grand jury. Orders Records I'roitiHTil Tile new grand jury also has ordered Morris to produce membership lists and other Klan records. Charges brought by the grand jury fall chiefly into three groups: 1. Flogging while masked, a tcl- ony, punishable by imprisonment for a year and a day to ten years. 2. First degree burglary, a felony, punishable by ten years imprisonment to death. No bond is allowed. 3. Boycotting, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of S!00 to $1,000 und imprisonment up to .six months. Boycotting covers any unlawful interference with a business. Several men were charged with first degree burglary. A large group v.a.1 Indicted for flogging while masked. Others were charged with boycotting. Obituaries BATTJ.K Oil, FIRK—An oil file which hroko mil at Beach, Cnlif., rages unchecked as fire fighters, using n shield the terrific heat, buttle roaring flames, Salt water is bem^ pumped Into a, npighiniring «.•<*][ it: an effort to .saturate the oily slriuit below the lire and quell Hie flames at their source. (AP Wirephoto 1 JOBLESS Continued from Page 1. but the prccentago of unemployed out of today's labor force Is less than six per cent. What's normal? A .survey sponsored by the Twentieth Century Fund, called "America's Nei'd.s ami Resources," says: "Reliable unemployment records for earlier periods are almost nonexistent, but such estimates as have been made confirm the opinion that unemployment never disappears and rarely falls much belo\y five per cent of the labor force." "I'ntcMcal Minimum" That five per cent is called a "practical minimum." Estimates at 10-year intervals from 1850 to 1930 Edward A. Halt, Father Of Former Prosecutor, Dies in Little Rock Arrangements arc incomplete for the burial of Edward A. Hate, a retired contractor and a resident of Illytlu-ville from 1898 to 1946, who died at a Veterans Hospital In Lit- Ic Rock hist night. He was 83 years old. The body will be at Cobb Funeral Home, and will arrive here from Mjuion, where he lived, sometime today. Mr. Hale was born In Gillx.Tts- ville, Ky., but soon movcti to Blythe- illc, und lived here until he retired from building contracting because of his health. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American Wnr, a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen of tile World, Klks. Odd Fellows and the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Ifale's wife. Mrs. Kate Hale of Marion, survives him. His son, James C. Hale, former prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District, is also among his survivors. Others arc a daughter. Miss Edna Kale Hale of Wushingum and a brother, A. A. Hale of Blytheville, Final Kites Conducted mmtingion f or Clear Lake Farmer against Funeral services were conducte< • yesterday afternoon for Pete Con I ley, 02, fiirnier of Clear Lake, and burial was in Elmwood Cemetery He suffered a heart attack Satur day night while en route to hi. home from Blytheville and died route to a hospital. In listing the survivors in yes terday's Courier News two sou were listed erroneously as brothers and a daughter also was listed as sister. Fie is survived by four daughters Mrs. II. A. Carter, Mrs. Jim For sytli. Mrs. K. M. Lurkin and Mis, Dorothy Conley; and four sons E., nichard Lee, Andrew hroughout th« itate, e»iu*d by th* i eat number ot polio cue*. Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary (or the ChlekaMWba DU- rlct Chapter, uld tod»y th»t rcg- Ured nurse* til current good :andlngs with the Nurses Associa- on, who were wilting to *erve a* olio nurses should contact the led Cross offices In either Blyth*- llle or Osceola. The nurses will serve In the lio- ation or polio wards of the var- ous hospitals In Arkansas. show unemployment swinging around four to five per cent for [ Fterschel long periods. land Calvin • Conley, all of Blythe But during the depression of thejVille. Mr. Conley had lived, alon 30's it reached the highest, point I at Clear Lake for the pasl 16 years In our history. In 1033 there was j and had been engaged in farming State Tot.I it 24* Cun LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. July 12. (jR —Poliomyelitis today had Jumped > an official-recorded 240 cases nee Jan. 1 and had caused 13 eaths. The 13th victim died at Hot prlngs last night. He war; William ,. Tenny, M-year-old former Marie from Arkadelphia. Tenny was he third adult to die of the dls- ase. Other victims bad been chil- ren. Red '•'•oss officials and the Nat- onal Four" '.lion for Infantile 'aralysls yesterday classified Arkansas as one of three states in serious epidemic stage." An urgent call was made for nqrses to care for acu'e cases. Statewide 4-H Club rallies for both white and Negro boys and girls, which had been scheduled next month, were cancelled yesterday because of the polio situation. Governor McMath said yesterdaj that Davis Hospital, One Bluff soon would have beds for 30 polio patients and that ^• jeo ^vl Hospital. Hot Springs, could care for 10 if need be. Oklahoma's deatlis from infantili paralysis stand al 20 today, will 200 other victims of the disease un der hospital care in the state. UOB. Uathevs Mid on hi* arrival at Manila that Mr». Brandon had reused to fly on the ICLM aircraft because she feared It would be sab- •Uced. He quoted b«r a* saying .he plane would be "sabotaged as ure as your life." No evidence that he plane was sabotaged has been uncovered thus far. The Constellation was en route rom Batavia to the Netherlands. An announcement by the airplane it the Hague said: "The plane was approaching Bombay at 10 a.m., local time (10:30 i.m. CST., Monday), was caught In heavy monsoon weather and ob- lously was forced to continue clrcl- ng round the air field. "Thereafter the plane in Its flight collided with a hill and was com- jletely wrecked." The plane was due In Cairo tonight and Amsterdam tomorrow. KLM officials In New Delhi pointed out that the line never had served Bombay and its pilots were unfamiliar with the Bombay airport area. Heavy Rains Falling Rain has been coming down Incessantly since yesterday and forecasts had predicted It would last at least another two days. Dutch planes had not been allowed to land In India since the con flict between the Dutch government and the Indonesian republic, but a special request from the American newsmen that the restriction be relaxed was approved by Indian Prime Minister Jawahorla Nehru. The first search plane to read the wreckage said there was n< Indication whether anyone had survived the crash. The plane left Batavia. Java. July 10. The newsmen had been Ice field* and a hydraulic engineer if the Bombay Municipal Water Works witnessed the crash. VislbU- ty was poor when the airport lott touch with the piane. The engineer said the bodies of he passengers and crew members were strewn on the hillside. The bodies were burned making ident- ficatlon difficult and some 300 trees n the area were charred. One wo- nan passenger was still alive when he (irst rescuer reached the spot but, died within a few minutes, the engineer said. KLM officials In New Delhi point •d out that Its pilots were wholly unfamiliar with the Bombay airport area which the line never had served. The plane which crashed today was named the Franeker. Another KLM Constellation, the Roermon. :ook the American newsmen to Batavia. The Roermond crashed on return trip to the Netherlands near Bari, Italy, on June 23. Thirty- :hree persons lost their lives in that crash. Keeps Sleeper Sleeping A sleeper dreams in order to avoid waking, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Although not always successful, dreams are devices for allaying disturbances which would Interfere w'ith Read Couriei News Want KILLED IN' YACHT BLAST Maj. Gen. Vernon E. Pricharc (above), the director of Army pub- lie relations, was killed when a 50- foot pleasure craft exploded an< sank after leaving its moorings a the Corinthian Yacht Club on th< sleep, t Potomac River at Washington, D. C 1 Eight others were injured. (AP wire- Ads photo). With available space taxed to ca entertained last night in New Delhi pacity. the Oklahoma Hospital Association said Monday five more hospitats will set up polio wards to provide another 100 beds. CRASH Reds Develop Movement To Keep Clean at Work MOSCOW — r.-P— A widespread movement has developed in the Soviet- Union for cleanliness and order at work. U was imitated by worker. 1 ; and has been reported and propagandized by the Soviet press Articles appearing, on tills subject emphasise that lit facfories good order and cleanliness in .shops Js associated with high productivity or labor. At the same time that cleanliness i 5 propagandized the press emphasizes the importance of ! ngo, he had been in economy of raw materials and parts, and lumber business. high productivity of CQUipmnnt, and strict observation of technological ] an average of nearly 25 per cent systems. j of the people out of work—one ] A lead editorial in "Moscow Hoi- • out. of four Jobless. j shevtk" recently declared that every I Tj nem p] 0 y m cnt didn't (urn down- ; worVins place, every shop must i ward tovvar(i minimum until the! from now on be kept at nil times i WRr , n i a4 ., thpre ucrp fi5.890.0001 model order and thoroughly j pcrsons in thc t otn [ s labor force.' for most of his life. j including the military—the"h.ighcst clean. _ . . . i annual average on record. Of the^e Motorist Stricken I only 670,000 were unemployed, or WYNNE. Ark., July 12. '/TV-Oda [ 1-01 per cent—the lowest percentage Krhvnrd Morris, 81, of Crawford.s- ville died of a heart ailment here ye.sterclny. Morris was stricken while he was changing a tire. POLIO •ccorded. For the first six months of this year unemployment averaged almost exactly five per cent of the Before his retirement a few years j total labor force—a figure that has the sawmill ; been called an average minimum ! unemployment. Continued from Page 1. which provide. 1 ! the comprehensive physical therapy necessary for the utmost possible recovery of the afflicted children. More Nurses Needed Registered nurses are being sought by the Red Cross officers at Blytheville and Osceola to help case the situation in hospitals HERE'S THE IOWER-PRICED CAR MILLIONS HAVE WAITED FOR! Continued from Page 1. invitation. Two Missed Flight Two Americans originally in the party—Mrs- Dorothy Brandon o I the New York Herald Tribune and William R- Mathews, Tucson, Ariz., publisher, hntl decided not to return aboard the ill-fated Constella- by American Ambassador Ix>y Henderson. They left New Delhi for Santa Cruz early today. 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