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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV— NO. 17 Blythevllle Daily Newi Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS President Sends Atlantic Pact to Senate for Okay Truman Says Move Is "One Step Along The Road to Peace." WASHINGTON, April 12. (AP) — President Truman sent the North Atlantic defense traaty to the Senate today with a request for its approval as "one step on the road tv peace." In a message, Mr. Truman said the treaty clenls with the "realities of the situation we face today." He also said it is set up "within the ternjs of the United Nations charter and the constitution ol the United States. ''This treaty Is only one step— although a long one—on the road g^p peace," the president declared, v^ "No single action, no matter how eignificant, will achieve peace. We must continue to work patiently and carefully, advancing with practical steps in the light of circumstances and events as they occur, building the structure of peace soundly and solidly." The treaty was signed here by 12 nations on Monday of last week. It pledges them to aid each other in event that one of them ts attacked by an aggressor. Needi Two-Thirds Vote To become binding on the United States, the treaty must receive trte Senate's ratification. That means approval by a two-thirds vote. Administration leaders are confident the Senate will eventually ratify It, but a long debate is expected once the treaty reaches the Senate floor. The first step at the capitol will be for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold hearings. The hearings will give opportunity for the backers and critics of the treaty —outside of Congress—to express their views. Throughout Mr. Truman's appeal kAfcr Senate approval of the pact ran ^Vihe theme that neither the United States nor any other nation can "achieve peace independently." Mr. Truman said that this nation' has determined to do everything possible to insure that peace in maintained in the knowledge that "we cannot escape the great.res- ponsibility tl-at. sees wit'wir r;->nt • In the world." Economic Hole, Too this reBKon, he contln- the American people accepted the I'-itcd Nations charter in 1945 and have sought since to make it "a more effective Instrument." He cited, too, the European recovery program as a move "important to the prosperity and peace of our country and the world." His message went on: "The North Atlantic treaty Is further evidence of our determination to work for a peaceful world. "It Is in accord with the action of th« Senate last June when it signified Its approval of our country's associating Itself in peacetime with countries outsirte the Western hemisphere In collective arrangements, within Ihe framework of the United Nations charter, designed to safeguard peace and security." This reference was to the so-called Vandenberg resolution in which the Senate went on record as favoring a regional security arrangement along the lines ot the Atlantic Britain's Ruling Party Plans to Take Over Five Mart Industries LONDON, April 12. W—Britain's ruling Labor Party disclosed today a 1950 election platform calling for public ownership ol five more major industries. Earmarked for nationalization were cement, insurance, sugar, water supply and "all suitable minerals." Two other major Industries— shipbuilding and chemicals—were warned to get in step or face government control or ownership. Kathy's Body Brought Up nsire n ( Serres Ec rt was for ' Jaycees to Elect Officers April 25 Bishop, Hammock Nominated to Head Blytheville Group Roland Bishop and Gilbert D. Hammock, Jr., last night were nominated as candidates for president of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. A nominating committee announced the list of candidates for the annual election April 25 at a meeting of the Junior Chamber in the Jaycce clubrooms, Fifth and Main. The defeated presidential candidate automatically becomes first vice president. Nominated to run for second vice president were Dr. Charles L. Craig and W. E. Young. Billy Dunaway and Elmer R. Smith were named candidates for secretary, anil Bill Bannister and Lee Crowe, Jr., will run for treasurer. Mr. Crowe seeking re-election. To Elect Four Directors Four members of the board of directors also are to be elected. Nominated to run for two-year terms as directors were W. L. Tamke, Arlie French, Charles Moore. Jack Owens, L. G. Thompson, Jr., Leonard Oldhain, Coleman Stevens, James Deal and Hunter Kimbro. Carry-over board members are A. S. Harrison, Dr. James C. Guard. Sanford Boone, Marshall Blackard and Harold Anderson. The new board will elect a state director, who will represent the Blytheville club on the board of directors of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a chaplain. Members of the nominating committee include Dr. Guard, chairman, Cecil Graves, Harold Anderson, ;j =* ;• T-ev'-tc 1 :' 1 .-'^ ' Jam.;i ;;cbh',.t. Other candidate: ,.'uso may be named by petition. Work Projp-fssrs on Clubhouse It was announced at the meeting last night that the clubhouse under construction on North Second Street may be ready for use by the May 9 meeting. President William H. Wyatt said it was hoped the Installation of officers could be held in the ne«' building. A parade is being planned to escort Dave Rubinolf from the Municipal Airport when he arrives here next Wednesday morning. He will appear in two violin concerts at Memorial Auditorium, a matinee at 2:30 and an evening performance at 8:15. Harold Cook. Varncl Deal and Bill Underwood were inducted as new members last night. Mayor Names New Police Chief For Blytheville John Foster to Got Job Held by Short; Fire Chief Retained Muyor - elect Doyle Henderson, who tnkivi attlKC fonnnlly In rrrc'- monles hi (ho City Hull tonight, hns nimouiiced tho fa'Uvllon John l-Vislcr ox chief of ]x>lloo. Mr, lister will surm'd ChiirJrti Stmrt nnd Sheriff Wllltum VWry- mnn hns huliniU'd (lint Hboi'l In turn will snocucd Foster ay a deputy sheriff. Mr. Uondoi'Mon nl-^o nunomu'CMl todiiy iho vo-uiipolntment of Tiny Mend us [Iro chief . The npjiohit- iU.s will bcconui eftppiivn til iho City Council meeting nL » o'clock iuhl In City Ilnll, when Iho etty lulminl.stnitton will fonnnlly chnimo of The blanket-wrapped body of little Kiithy Fiscus was brought lo the surface Sunday by Dill Yanccy, one of several rescue workers \vno tunneled for hours to cKect a rescue. The three-year-old tot WH.S entombed in the 14-inch pipe of an abandoned well for 52 hours nenr JUT home In Sun Marinu, Calif. The child wus (ounrt dead, lying in water, wedged about ion feet down In the pipe. iLelt) This Is Kuthy's most recent pictures showing tier us a light-hearted vivacious youngster. iAP Wlrephoto.) Fourth Manila Man Under Arrest in Auto Theft Inquiry A fourth arrest in connection with nil alleged auto theft riiiff opci'titing in three .stuto.s was disclosed in Jonesboro today with the an-aitrnmont of Iru Bliwikwood, Manila garage operator, bo Core U. S. Commissioner Climi Browdcr on a Dyer Act charge filed yestcrdny in Memphis. Tlio arrest was mnde in Manila To Head Pageant mm Stockmen Plan Pasture Program New Missco Agency To Obtain Charter As Co-operative Unit <f c House Members Gird for Debate | On Labor Measure Blytheville Moves Within $?.<000 of Red Cross Quota The City of Blytheville is within $2.000 of its quota for the 1949 fund campaign of the Chicknsawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross, W. P. Pryor, city chairman announced today. Mr. Pryor said that Blytheville had reached a total of S6.107.19 toward a quota of $8.143. Two divisions. Ward I, and the section from Sixth to Broadway made additions reports today. Mrs.- Earl Buckley, Ward I. reported nn additional S34.05 to bring the total for that ward up to $219.91. George Hubbnrd. Jr., reported an additional S100 for Ihe other section, for " total of $839.75. Mrs. Buckley said today that volunteer solicitors had missed some in Ward I. and lack of time had kept them from re-checking the area. She asks that those skipped mail their checks to the chapter office so the Ward can reach its quota. Solicitors for Ward I Included* Mrs. Fred Steveuson, Mrs. Russel ^Oaskin, Mrs. Ralph M. Caudle, Mrs ^Victor Hearn, Mrs. Vernon Thomasson, Mrs. Jlmmie Sander.-:, Mrs. F Broderick, Mrs. Victor Stilwell. Mrs T. J. Barnes. Mrs. Eddie Burks Mrs. E. M. Holt. Mrs Mark Stewart Mrs K. H. Laferney, Miss Alma Peters, Mrs. Rile.- Adams. Mrs. Bil Malln, and Mrs. Leon Sherer. Pact Wins Committee Approval in Brussels BRUSSELS, April 12. (/P>—Th foreign affairs committee of par'ia nient approved loday by a 12 t/J vote » bill ratifying the North At Inntlo pact. Only the Comrmmts members voted against It. The bi now goes to the chamber of depu ties and then to tht Senate. WASHINGTON. April 12. liVi — 'lie bis- House debate over repeal of he Tnft-Hartley act is due to start, vide-open. in two weeks. The rules committee yesterday chcduled the administration labor for twc days of Moor argument tarting April 26. House members that debate over amend- nents will take two or three days norc. Tire measure would replace the Taft-H-.rtlcy law with the oid Wagner act, changed slightly to meet Truman's suggestions. IL las been approved by both the -louse Tnd Senate labor committees, but Senate debate is not expected intil laliT. The hoiiFC group has asked the lies committee for a "closed rule." which would have barred any amendments from the floor except th.«se approved by the labor committee The rules committee turned dowr this procedure in favor of an open rale — one permitting amendments and substitutes. In both House and Senate, the measure is expected to arouse strong opposition from Republicans who battled U vigorously in committee. The by-laws of the Mississippi County Livestock Improvement Association were approved by members last night, nt the organization's first regular meeting at Uic vocational building nt Ihe Manila High School. The 15 articles of the by-laws setout tho organization ns ".strictly co-operative organization with no capital stock, nnd no profits for its activities, composed of breeders of purebred or commercial livestock, dairymen nnd others interested in any phase of the livestock industry who E\i'e residents of Mississippi County." The organization wns formed ft few weeks ago and Stanley Fia- denberg was immed president. The by-lawn set out the duties of the vn- rious officers and authorities of the board of directors. There are to be 11 members of the board, tha five officers and six board members,'nnd the 11 now servinp arc to be the incorponUors of the association. These 11 are to serve until the next nnmial meeting. The president also acts ns chairman ol the board. The by-laws designate the second Monday of each month for meeting date, and set membership duos at $2 ft year to defray necessary expenses, nnd stated that all animals shown In any sale sponsored by the organisation must be reg- fstered, but that those in shows sponsored by the group need not have registration papers. Program Committee Named In other action night Mr. Frndenburg, Keith Bilbrey, North Mississippi County agent, E, E. Chantller, assistant county agent, L. V. Wnddell and Walter Caery of Black water were named members of the program committee. Last night's program consisted chiefly of a round table discussion on the development of pastures. H. C. Knappenberger directed the discussion. Mr. Knnppcnbcrser told the group that he felt they were doing exactly the right thing to organize n livestock Improvement organization prl- Americons Open Purses to Reward Heroic Effort to Save Kathy Fiscus SAN MARINO, Cull!., April 12. (/I'j— Ann vica Is opi-nlng her pocketbook lotlny to reward tJje heroes who theij 1 race wllh <!culh In tht'fr attempt lo rescue HUlc Kalhy Fiscus. TUe Los Anycles Chamber of Commerce voporls tbnt money Is coming in from all pnrts of the country for the 50 lo 130 men who tailed imclur most h.ufmlous cotulitloiis lout' beyond the normal extmu.stion point. The chamber hn.s formed nn over-* nil committee to consolidate the collections. TIic American Legion nnd vetcrnns of Foreign Wars are sponsoring fimd drives. President Knrtc V. G rover of the chamber -said one of the committee's first Jobs is to consider recommending tile engineer, and sandhogs for Carnegie hero medals. J.'f explained ''.; ry.irporji of yie, funo is not to' pay the men' foil the long, hazardous hours they do-'' nated, but rather lo give them financial recognition. Tho fund address is: Tlif Rescue Fund Committee, co Postmaster, Los Angeles. Hc-ro l.s Modest Hfeantime, 11. E. (Whitey) Blickensderfer, "foreman" of the rescue effort, expressed the feelings of his gaiifjs when tie said: "I'm no hero, it was just a matter of simple humanity." Dr. Pnul Hanson, family physician, said 3 '--year-old Kndly might have lived through the 53 hours ot rescue work If her knees had not been jammed against her chest. Dr. Hanson said tho jack-knifed position in the 14-inch casing prevented her Irani breathing except with great difficulty. A preliminary HUtopsy report blnined suffocation for her death. Dr. Hanson and Dr. Robert J. McCullock said the child probably died painlessly nnd likely within an hour and a half after she fell 5)0 fret Into Ihe abandoned well at 4:30 Friday afternoon. They said she u-ns conscious when a rope was dropped to her but she couldn't hold onto it and somehow fell another four feet. Dr. Hanson said Curb on Spending Termed Essential Brilliant Meteor Lights Skies Over New England NEW YORK, April 12. MV- A meteor flamed across southern New England last night and burst. A "ball of fire" was reported seen at various points along the northeastern seaboard, and as far inland as .Vbany. N. Y. Descriptions of the brilliant sky shoiv varied, An airline pilot said "parts seeincr to be falling all over Rhode Island." An Ail 1 Force pilot reported sec- ing a "ball of fiie" fall to the ground near Newcastle, Del. Prof. Charles H. Smiley ol Brown University. Providence, R. I., said the meteor probably burst with blue-white brilliance north of Boston, and burned out somewhat cast of Fall River, Mass. .TSVCV^V "^iss-oival Leaders Voice Fear Of Increase in Taxes Tly U'llllnm A. Arlmfiiisl WASHINGTON, April 12—OT)— Two finance lenders hi COIIKI I C I S,S siiid todny Hint unless there IH a brnke on .spcmlinK or n boost (n tnxe.s the government couM go into the red. The wnrnlng en me from Chnlr- mnn Ciinnon (D-Mo) of the House Appropriations Committee find Rep. Tnlier (R-NY), top minority commit tee member, ns Ihe Mouse bill for the ycftr starling July 1. "At the rate we iire golnK." Tuber lold newsmen, "wo hnvc no choice but to slnrt curbing our appropriations, tncrense tn.xcs or go into the red." Till- first place lo Murl cutting, be nddcii, ta nn the f<>rclK" "bl program. That run tic Irlinmcd, he rlalmctl, from $1,000,000,000 lo 52,000,000,GOO bclmv the ntlnjlnls trattnn estimate of §r>,5R0,000,000 "and slHI nnl hurl nnylhhiR." Cnnnon snlrt he doesn't exprcl n deficit but sees little prospect for i a substantial payment on the national debt at the rate things arc gointr. While the appropriations com- Ittylhevillp's new chief of po' ]ms served both on inn city |)c>llt'ii force nnd ns n, deputy .she'lff. Mr. Foster Joined the .sheriff's force Jan. 10 and his res!niuilUm from Unit Job will bec'omfl cffecllvo tonight, when ho beeouuvi ixilluo chief. Foster Srrvrd IV, Yriirs Mr. Faster served cm tho |K)llue force bcre for in years. Joining iho department In 1033. lie retired In 10-15 und became operator of Martin's Cafe ist 114 Main. Mr. Short, became chief of police Jim. 1, 1D17, lie joined Ihe politic department, in 19311 and hus .smvcd with It since then. During that time he also served n.s Kei'RcranLj fireman anil Urn truck driver, Before his appointment n.H chief by Mnyor IS- H, Jackson in in-W. MI*. Short w»ji in dmntu ot Fire Station No. a nl H)l)0 West Main. lie hn.s Iho longest record of vice of uny of the officers cnmint- ly attached to tliu police force. Fire Chief Hoy Head, along with Assistant Chief Horace Wulpolu, Is In his 27th yenr of service as n member of Hly-Lhcvlllo's volunteer fire department. llmd ChU-r SlllCft 1025 Mr. Henri look over as fire chief in lO'Jfi and hns held that position since. Under hl.i dlJw.-Uon, the fire department hn.s grown from a force of H men equipped vlth one fire truck lo the present, trained' crew of 25 which operates with Uiri't 1 new trucks, n n automatic- fire phono ^y.stem und two fire stations. No other appointments or personnel chnnuvA were announced by Mr. Henderson loday. Mr. HeEultT.sun look his oath of office ye.slerdny ns a formality to meet requirements of a. state !u\v. Five nldcnien and \ city treasurer \vitl be .sworn in totiltfht. Tho aldermen tuklny office tonight, nre: L. G. Nush, Wnrci Hi; W. C. Cntcs, Wtiul II; Jlmnile 81111- devs, Ward 1; and J. Wilson Henry niul Leslie Moore, Wnrtl IV. City Treasurer Samuel F. Norrln, who was reeleded, nlso will b« swora In tonlghl. last nlfcht by Marshal Lee Baker anil nn ngcnt of the FIJI, It waa CliniU'.s- Mobrc, nljovo, will servo ns clmlrmun of the 1040 licnuLy P:il'c«ut sponsored by t'..o lllythn- vlllo chnmbur of Commerce-, It \vnfi announced nt n J«yt'eo meeting last night. Mr. Mooro Htild ho will announce iipliolnliucnls lo his committee later Ihl.s iiiniiUi nntl that Hie iliiln for the anuuiil event will bo sul then. "Miss lilyllicvlllo of lOin" will bo fiok-ctcd from umontf tbi) onlrtmls In the itciuity Put-cnnl. Miss Jo Ann Shank.s, lll-yoiir-olcl diuiRhtor of Mr. nmi Mrs. Joe Shanks, won the title InsL year. Mr. Moore) is secrntury of the Junior Chamber ot Commerce nnd Is u candidate Tor dlrt'ctor in the April K election ot officers. He Is personnel counselor for tho Ark- anmw-Missouri Power Co. here. Ho nerved on tho Dcauly Pnitennt < mimlltce lust ycur nnd Bucoccdn Halph PnUon a.s clmtrmnn. today by Edwin J. FolU agent for tho FBI In Ark- nnsu.v Tho US. commissioner in Jonesboro authorized Blnckwood's release under bond of $3,000 and the bond is to bo returnable In Federal Coir*; In Memphis where the defendant i£ to be tried Inter, It via Indicated. Three Others Accused Also In custody in connection with uuto theft clinrRC-s urc: Eltoert Iiomux, 32. Chnrlc.1 Justice, 25, and. Troy Illnckwood, 38, nil of Manila. They were arrested several days ago by arienl.'i ot tho PHI working In co-0]»ru(lon with Sheriff William Uerrymun of Blythcvlllo and tho Manllu marslm!. Troy lilnckwood and Lonmx were snld by officers to htwc ueen Involved In tho theft of thrco cars. They vvcro Indicted in Memphis. It was sixld by officer^ investigating the thefts thiit Tenncfjico tuito- mohllo licensee were obtained tor cur. 1 ! and that they later were sold In Memphis and bills of sale delivered to the buyers. Tho charno « Kill list Lomax In pendlnii In tho Eu.slern District of lite Federal Court In Arkansas and has not been presented lo tho grand jury for nctlon, it was stated in Jonp.ilxij'o today. The clihi'Go Ira Dlnckwood wus bused on the alleged theft of nn mitonmlrilu from Walter E. Ponncy of Pnrngould and !(, is claimed by the Fill Hint the car WHS sold in Memphis in January of this year. Scrvcil In Aleatruz Irn Bltu-kwoori, according to officers, served a federal prison term of 17 ytmrK, part of which was In Alcixtrn?.. He was said to have been convicted in Missouri and sentenced originally to .serve IB yours In House Battles Over Move to Cut EC A Funds or to the establishment of crop and acreage controls. He slated that hrough the years his pasture acreage had made as great a profit as other acrenge. and that part of his Jermnnent pasture wns 15 years old. Technical Data Provided Mr. Knappcnbcrger pointed out that pasture Improves with age. ind that since it is expensive to establish should be maintained for at least six or eight .veins. Tlie consensus following the discussion was that sweet sudan. a new variety, was the best temporary summer pasture. It was pointed out that this variety ot sudnn grass gave more tonnage per acre and was more palatable. Technical pasture information can be obtained at the coui*y agent's office, cx-officio member of the organization, or from vocational teachers. Last night Mr. Bilbrcy pointed out that various state agencies had approved and were recommending the recently revised "Yenr-Round Pasture Recommendation" published by the College of Agriculture. University of Arkansas. New members last night included Leo Davis and Leonard C. Davis of Ploodwny. R. T. White. Doyle White and R. c. David of Manila. There were 23 charter members ho believed it was at that lime ml(|c hns cut nn ci , t | n , flU ,d $1.00(1. that her legs became wedged against noo M0 from tnc president's budget U's to date, Cannon sold, there still Is too much spending nnri some of the bills pnsscd have been too nig, But. burring snme vmcxpcetrd expenditure, he .sold, there will nnt n defk'U on the basis of current expected Inx collections, Cannon Included ns an unexpected expense a possible Isirge outlay to nrm Europe tmtler Ihe Allnntlc pnct, Thnt is not Included In the overall Presttlentinl bmlpct of nn- her chest. Tried lo Follow TnstrueUons He salt) the rope 1 was enUvJvcd around her hotly sinri both Ir^s UK she had been instructed lo do by shouting from above, nut he- vvcdg- erf position prevented her from bc- (MB lifted. Autopsy surgeons also Misuestct! thnt the chilci mny have died Ct'om fright. The parcnUs. Mr. ami Mrs. David H. Fiscus, snlfi hi a .statement thnt thousands or messages of condolences hnve been received. The parents urged friends who planned to send flowers to Kathy's funeral tomorrow to send the equivalent amount of money lo (ho Children's Hospital in I/is Angeles. Through such cnntributlon.s. they explained "we feel thnt our 11 Uic KMhy's untimely death might \yc the cause of saving some child for a useful life." and 22 pere present last night. Soybeans (F.O.B. ChlcaRO) Open HlRh Low Close May .. 21S"i 221 219', 220'i July .. SlOVi 2H?* 210V. 21I5i-« Weather proximnlcly 811,000.000.000 now bc- forr Congress. To date, commute records show, the House committee has considered bills dealing with about S35.500.000,- 000 of the President's bwlpetcrl appropriations. It still has to act on the foreign aid appropriation bill. Arkansas forrc;isl: Mostl;- cloudy occasional rain in northeast por- ion this afternoon. Partly cloudy Lonlght and Wedivsday. Warmer Wednesday. i.viouri forrr.isl: Fair to partly cloudy west and north, mostly clnu- dy southeast: possible showers extreme southeast tonipht and Wednesday rnorning, clearing southeast Wednesday. Minimum this morning—51. Maximum yesterday—11. today—5:30. Sunrise Iomorrow--5:;j2. Precipitation 24 hnurs to 7 today—.04. Total since Jan 1—21.72. Mean temperature 'midway twcen high and low—61. Normal for April-- 61 This I),ile 1-asl Minimum this mornhiR—59. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —18.57, Hero Is Cx-Arkansan MALVERN. Ark., April 12—Ofi— 13111 Yancey, the man who removed Kathy Fiscus' body from her underground prison in a San Marino, Calif., well, formerly resided at Mnlvcrn. He Is the son of Mrs. Wayne Stewart of Malvrrn. New York Stocks Quotations) 145 5-S 67 30 1-8 ,"J|) 3-4 51 1-2 37 3-4 (l.-M I 1 . Am. T fc T Am. Tobacco Anac-onrta Fie.'h Slr-cl .. Chry.slcr Gen. Electric Gen. Motors .............. 587-8 Int. Harvester .... ........ 247-8 Montgomery Ward ........ 54 1-2 a.m. i National Distillers Lockheed .............. 21 1-4 J. C- Penney ............ 45 3-4 Radio ................... 12 3-4 Republic Steel ............ 233-4 Socony- Vacuum ......... IG 1-2 Standard Oil N. J ......... 70 1-8 Scars Roebuck ............ 381-8 Texas CO. ... ............. 54 U. S Steel .............. 73 Southern Pacific ......... 42 5-8 WASHINGTON, April 12. (/P) — Rep. Lawrence If. Smith fR-Wisl formally proposed a $380,000,000 cut today and the light wus rm In the house over the price tag for the Etr.opcr.n recovery program. Hut administration leaders bubbled confidence that they could keep Intact the lotal in the bill for the second round of Die Marshall plun. Smith's amendment was n comedown from the slash of "at least $500,000,0(10" lie had announce/I previously he would try to put over He projxwcd to t:ikc the cut In two biles. For the rest of this fiscal ycnr, until Juno 30. he asked for i\ $100,000.000 reduction. That would bi'lnsf the amount for Ilia', period down to an even $ And lit proposed lo knock $280,000.000 off the fund for the yrar Martin; July I, trimming It lo round $ Rep. Cnuclcrt rli-NY) wns standing by with Rimflier amendment, to erase the whole $4,280.000.003 the bill proposes for flic next fiscal year. Administration forces were pusli- lii(5 for quick passage of the measure without change. Approval looked like a cinch after thr? way a ie.Tm of Democrats R, n d Republicans methodically smashed all but one attempt to change the program yesterday. flpntktr Rnyburn <D-Te.v) predicted liie same lineup would mow down cffoils to trim the total, hold- IIIK it "ns is" at $5380.000.000 plus n $272.00(1,000 guarantee to private investors. Membership Drive Planned By Blytheville Y Pluns for a momhcr.ship drive- by tho Illytlieville 'Y' were discussed ycsti-rdaj nt a meeting nt tht> n.i- soclnllim'K Uoiml of dlrectorn In tho City Hull. The (irU'o vvns planned after it wn.s Irnrncd tlmi_ the policy followed here In recent ycar.s of considering all contributors to the Com- miltiSlv Ghost, In which Ihr Y par- liciim'rs, us mcMnberR did not nret the mcmiicr.shlp requirements for Ihe nnUimnl Y.M.C.A.. with which the Ineti! Y is affiliated. It wn.s Indicated Hint K membership will l>c .set up In conformity I with '.he national ort;anixiitlon> rc- nulrcmr-nts and that the membership fee will ho not h'.s.s than $5 per voar. Only members in Rood standing car participate in qlccllons conducted by lliu Y. J. W Adnms, president of Uic nlythevllle Y presided over yesterday's inerlliiR. Discussions centered on t:ir- rininiclal and activity rcixirts for March. Receipts to date this year total Sn.3S8.35. of which $8.000 \vus through the Community Expenditures tor the first, three months amounted to $2.321.31. Moon to Be in Eclipse For Nearly Two Hours bc- WASH1NGTON. April 12-W— .. - ToniRht will brlnp an of 18 1-2 the moon. If you're up about 8:28 p.m. central standard time, you'll sec the moon enter the earth's slmdmv. The eclipse will be total at 10:11 p.m. At 11:54 p.m. it will be practically over. If the weather is the phenomenon should be visible nil ov^r North America, Banker is Wounded In New Castle, Ind.; Three Gunmen Sought NEW CASTLE. Ind.. April 12. (/F) —K.i.vselt Hin.shnw. 51-ycnr old president, was shot and wounded by one of three Riuimen late last nlRht nftcr he answered a knock on hl.s <lnor nt his hom,r. Hinsbaw, president of the Citizens Stale Bank ut nearby Shirley, was taken to IVic Henry County Ilo-spitiil. His condition was reported "fair." Indiana State Police and Henry County authorities, who joined In a search for the gunmen, said they were unable to find a motive for the shooliiiKi Hlnshaw's 'wife, Urphn, 45. reporter! hearing the callers nsk her husband if his name wns Hlnshaw. She siiirt she heard him answer "vcs," nn dthcn a single shot was fired. The three men fled to n black 1049 sedan. Witnesses said the car carried Nevada license :'latcs. A nephew. J. R. Hinshaw of Mew C.istle, snlrt his uncle never had been to Nevada and had no known enemies. "We haven't any reason to Mispcct anyone." prison at Leiwcnworth, Kan. Sheriff Berrymnn said that the IiiVfWtlL'nllon Into Uic car thefts tod beon under way tar moro than three months. Tho accused men, it wns snld, siwttcd cars In this area, chunked tho motor numbers and thun offered them for sale in Memphis. Records of the investigation shoT Umfc threo cnrs, nil 1D4B model Ghovrolct.s, wore stolen in Southeast Missouri towns, t«'o In Kenneth unit one in Seimth. The cars were then brought to it stonifje area in the Munlln vicinity where motor numbers and other murks of Identification were removed or changed HUfi u'cre then titkon to Memphis and other West Tennessee cities wliere they were sold to used cor.-, doiilers. Tip dime From Tennessee The recovery of tho threo cars in Wost Tennessee gave officers their first chic to the operation of tho ring, sheriff Bcrryman said. The cars wero then traced to their owners back In Southeast Missouri. He str.tcd that In the operation •he men would use false title papers :o noisier the stolen cars In Tennessee and |.o purchase Tennessee Iccnsc. Then the cars were sold to used cnr dealers In Memphis and other Wesl Tennessee towns. lie pointed out that in nt least onn case, the fake title papers were drawn up, nnd Tcnnessc license plates purchased, several days in advance of the actual theft of the cnr, A car fitting the description listed on tbe fake papers, was then picked out, stolen and the motor number changed to correspond with the ftctlcious one on the papers. He stated that he first learned ot the actions of the car ring some ' three months ago nnd thnt the FBI wns called In to assist with the investigation when it was learned that a federal law wns being violated. FBI agents from Little Hock and Jonesboro were assigned to assist with the case. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 12—1:30 p.m. quotations: Open High Low Last Mar. (1350) . 2856 2860 2M5 2853 \f'iy 3261 3266 3257 3263 July 3117 3188 3113 3187 Oct 2893 2891 2831 2893 Dec 2868 2873 2857 2867 Memorial Services Held In Warm Springs, Go., Honoring Late President WARM SPRINGS. Ga., April 12. W)—Simple memorial services will be held this afternoon In the Little White House here, whcr; Franklin D. Roosevelt died four years ago today. Ceremonies will be brief, with music and short talks. Exercises also will be held 'n the chapel where the late president used to worship. The pew he occupid is to be marked wHh a brass plaque. Ivan Alien of Atlanta, chairman ol the Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial commission, snld today's ceremonies marked the beginning c" an annual bscrvnnce. Petticoat Rule Extended DENNINO, Ark., April 12—«P)— "Petticoat government" Is more than just a phrase In this Arkansas town. For seven years Denning has elected all women officials. And the women were Inaugurated last night, A slate of women, headed by Lots Dlxon for mayor, defeated a male ticket at the municipal election • week ago.

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