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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEW8PAPCR OV MUBHUCAHT AmramUJl »«m ann-rav i »•» »rau^-m_» DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MOBTBKABT ARKAN8A0 AND aOCTRBABT tOBOOUKI VOL. XLIII—NO. 38 BlytheirlU* Dally N« Courtar lytbcrtUt Hnld BI.YTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, SATUKDAY, MAY 4, 1946 Texas' Phantom Killer Moves Into Arkansas to Claim Fifth Victim in Home Near Texarkana Shot Through Window' Fatal to Farmer; Another Wounds Wife TEXARKANA, Tex., May 4. (U.P.)— Residents of this vicinity lived in fear today of a "phantom killer" believed by police to have committed his fifth murder last night in the slaying of a fanner and the wounding of his wife Virgil starks, 3«, was shot to death last night in his farm home at Roman, Ark., and his murder threw residents of this area into near-panic. Meanwhile, Texas i Rangers were lending state and local law enforcement officers in the blgge.sl manhunt in recent Texas history. Stark was shot twice in the head while listening to the radio in ins living room. His wife entered the room seconds later, and as she reached for an old-fashioned wall telephone to call police she, too, was shot twice ill the head. All four shots were fired through a window. As Mrs. Starks left the house by the front door, the couple's assailant entered the kitchen by a back screen door, walked into the room where starks lay dead and left bloody footprints in the room, officers reported. Nothing was molested in the house. Bloodhounds picked up the killer's trail at the front door but, lost it at the highway where officers believe the man drove away in a car. Mrs. Slarks told officers that she did not hear the shots that killed her husband, but her attention was attracted by the noise Congress Urges Termination Of Coal Strike Negotiations Between Owners of Mines and Lewis Are at Standstill SINGLE COPIES FIVB CBNTB B> United I>res5 Demands were made in Congress today lor speedy settlement ol the coal nr.ne slrikc as Ihe public began lo feel Ihc pinch of coal shortages. But negotiations between the mine operators and President John L. Lewis of tn c United Mine Workers, (AFL), seamed no more advanced than they were when the walkout began more than a month "go. The strike hns kept idle 400.000 of an estimated 112.900 workers idle across the country In strikes and labor disputes. Other major developments Included: 1. No hope was seen for an early settlement of a street car and bus strike "! Los Angeles which h«s deprived an estimated 1.000,000 riders of public transportation. Another Strike l.ooms 2. The possibility of another mn- .jor strike in the automobile Indus- vaubernatorial Race Becomes 3-Man Contest PORT SMITH, Ark.. May 4. <U.P.)—The race tor Democratic nomination lor Governor of Arkansas had resolved Itself Into a three-mail campalpn today after withdrawal of Pleas H. Dtckerson DlckfrMn Mid here yesterday that lie will not. make an active campaign and that he will ask the Democratic Party to withhold his name from appearing on the ballot. Fisher's Name Is Taken Off Primary Ticket Legislative Candidate Was Late in Filing Pledge/Officials Report Old Palestine Problem Tough One for New UN Spokesmen for Arabs Bares Possibility of ' Appeal to Council. HV K II. SIIAC'KKORII Unilrd IVrss Kluff Cnrmpandrlll WASHINGTON. May 4. (UP) The fledgling United Nations Be curlty Council seemed destined today lo ho confronted BOOH w|i|> the niplnslvp Palestine problem- One Hint hus defied solution shire Moses led Ihc Jews out of Kgypt In the l!ilh century B. G. in senrili of H promised Iniid. Amlj state spokesmen conliim- rrt Hint they wcr c considering »i appeal lo the UN council wlill' caoli side In the controversy accused the other of violating tin , UN charter by threatening the us< of force 1 . Th c Arnbs. continuing their 1)11 11. B. "Bud" Fisher will not be Alcatraz Bad Men Reject ^•••^••••fc • ^F c Prison Warden's Plea to Throw Guns Over Wall ler denunciation of the proposcc plan to let 100.000 Jews cute a candidate for the office of rep- U'Hlcstlnc this year, coupled -Hid resentatlve from Mississippi coun- ' "'rents of force with an Impllci ly to the State Legislature, be- : (m ~ e ' lt to the western democi'Hclc. cause of failure to comply wilh the rule of filing party pledges, 11 was announced today by Jesse Taylor, chairman of the County Democratic Central Committee. seek support from the Soviet Union. There appeared to be ngrccmpn 1 .. In general on only one point— Mint Ihe situation In Palestine of breaking glass. Mrs. stark was brought to a hospital here by neighbors, and was reported in critical condition with wounds in the che«k and jaw. For the rest of the night, rural families huddled in a single room for self-protection, and many took turns standing guard while Other members of Ihc family slept fitfully. Both townsmen and farmers wore side.irms today, or kept guns in their automobiles - in easy-reach. Five Murdered in Six Weeks Starks was the fifth murder vic- tlrnjin six weeks. TIis_ home is only 1 'clftllf" tyirflfif''from* 'Sri/- Vlxjl' - where Richard Griffin. 29, and his companion, Polly Ann Moore. 17, were shot to dealh March 24. The double-slaying was followed by another April 14, when a high school couple. Pr.ul Martin, 17, and Betty Jo Booker, 15, were killed. Capt. M. T. Gonzuallas, of the Texas Rangers, said the series of murders was "the most baffling case we've ever hud." All five slayings. he said, were similar. The two double-murders were committed with :a .3B ^caliber pisto! but the'results of a ballistics U-'si f" to determine if the : bullets were u fired from the same gun were not announced. A mobile ballistics laboratory kept at Austin, Tex., was enrouto here to conduct new tests In the latest murder. Besides the Rangers, Texas and try arose when CIO employes of Briggs Manufacturing Co. voted approval of a walkout which would shut down Briggs and stop production at Chrysler and Packard. 3. A federal conciliator arranged meetings with representatives of Allts-Chalmers Co. and the CIO United Automobile Workers in an attempt to settle a strike at the company's West Allis, WIs., plant In the coal strike, the government ordered railroads to cut passenger service dependent on coal 50 per cent beginning . May 15. Meanwhile, '^resident Trutriati was revealed to have for early seizure of Mr, Taylor dirccled secretary J. Probably Is a Uncut to world pence B. Blum, of Osceola. to return Mr. Fisher's filing fee because "it should not have been accepted," Mr. Taylor said. The filing fee was paid to Mr. Bunn, cs secretary of the Central Committee, only a short lime before the deadline for filing Wednesday noon. A check revealed that the would-be candidate had not complied with rules for filing parly pledges at Ihe time the filing fee now and most certainly will become one If the recommendations of the Anglo-American Inquiry committee inn put Into effect. Hritlsli SHuw CoolnM* But the British seem cool lo I'tio plan, especially unless Ihc United States offers financial and military ffffoil. and they probably will be even cooler if the Arab:< seek mid obtain Soviet support (or their txxsitlon. The Russian reaction lo the cuv- renL crUts in the middle east question mark which overshadows all other difficulties on this llck- paid, it was pointed out. Now a Two-Way Race Mr. Fisher, not in Mississippi County at this time, Is understood llsh problem. And although tlio to be In the Navy. Russians might look favorably on For some time prior to the dead- the plan to put Palestine under line. It was rumored lhat .-- -_ ,. —„ .,. Usher, formerly of Osccola and might wclijh carefully the ft now of Blytheville. would seek an'Arab slate votes In UN, one, of office in this summer's primary. ' which—Egypt—sits on the Security It w«s rumored he would be a | Council . candidate ellher' for the office ot! congressman to the National Congress or for the office of County/' -. -.-,.- Court Clerk and filing of the fee : no definite .plansj Jay another person. lor- tb» -office, )f the coal mines. | <jf representative a surprise. " Arkansas state patrols, Texarkana police and sheriffs from both Texas and Arkarwas were hunting for the killer. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had entered the case after the second double-slaying, and it was believed FBI agents would re-enter the investigation. Sec Many Similarities Authorities pointed to the obvious similarities—all three shootings involved couples; all look: place in Isolated spots; and all were committed at night. Police believed the killer lo lw a Kood marksman. Most of Viis victims were shot in the head. There was no apparent motive for any of the murders, and authorities believed Ihc killer might be "a sadist who likes to prey on coimles all alone." The first victims. Griffin and Miss Moore, were found dead In Moore's automobile, parked in a lonely wooded locality. Both worked in the Red River Arsnel, a shell loading plant. Young Martin and Miss Booker were shot and killed after attending a high school dance, where the girl played in' the band. They last were seen driving from the dance in the youth's car. Margin's body was found lyinc in dead-end country lane. He been shot in the back of head. The girl's body was discovered ill bushes along a rural roari, some di.sta.nce away. The car was near neither body. In last, night's shooting. Mrs. Stark was wounded too seriously Senator Byrd Denounces Miner, Another "last minute" candidate In congress, Sen. Harry F. Byrd, for'that office was John R King D. Va., denounced the miners' dc- j farmer of Milllgan Ridge commun- mands for n royally on each Ion Ity, who also is seeking the office of coal mined for administration . held by Miss Alcne Word of Oscc- of n union health and benefit fund. ! ola, a candidate for re-election Rep. Zebulon Weaver, D., N. C., , chairman of a house Judiciary subcommittee, said the committee would begin . hearings Monday on a bill [o outlaw such royalties. In the Briggs dispute, 2,000 work- efs voted. approval of a strike at fine plant bf/.the firm; which mari- ifaciures ' automobile bodies. "The vote followed a wildcat walk out in a dispute over production quotas. The strike, which could not begin until after a' 30-day cooling off period, would idle a total of 35,000 production -.vorkers at Briggs and ft Chrysler and Packard, which depend on Briggs for bodies. In the Los Angeles transit strike, representatives of the L. A. transit lines and the AFT, Transportation Union left a five-hour conference with an announcement that no progress had been made. The nation's major railroads, already threatened with a strike May IB, were threatened with another walkout when three, more railroads asked for additional wage increases. Tiic brotherhoods, representing firemen. _ switchmen and conductors, demanded a raise of S1.20 per day. and said they would strike if the demand was not met. Engineers and trainmen already iad scheduled a strike May 18. and it appeared that nothing short of federal seizure of the railroads would prevent it. Bullet Wounds; Holland Youth Pastime Billiard Halt Under New Ownership OP A Claims On Inflation Called 'Phony' WASHINGTON, May 4. (UPI — The National Retail Dry Goods Association has accused the OPA of making "phony comparisons" lo show that inflation has been curbed. Robert A. Serdel. association director and vice-president of the W. T. Grant Co.. told the Senate i Banking committee yesterday that I "retailers generally are complete| ly fed up with OPA's high pressure, misleading propaganda machine and with their phoney comparisons and predictions." "Every housewife knows whether the line has been held." he added tartly. The committee is considering a bill to extend OPA a year beyond June 30. OPA regulations, Serdel said, have forced manufacturers to turn out "wholly unnecessary new products as H subterfuge to obtain price relief." He prolested thai the OPA had made "no serious attempt" to remove war restrictions or to encourage production. In fact, he said. OPA officials "seem to devote most of their lime" to finding new reasons for retaining conlrols. Shot Fired by Man Hiding Under Bridge Near Hornersville, Mo. George Bray, 19-year-old youth living west of Holland. Mo., was shot last night by an unknown assailant who fired a bullet at him as he walked across a bridge near his home. Remove^ to Walls Hospital here. his condition today was satisfactory. He said the assailant apparently was hiding beneath Ihc bridge r.s he saw a man rise up nnd fire before he could avoid being struck. . The bullet pcncl rated his left nrm above the wrist nnd laccrnlcd |his lower nrm as It lodged near his elbow. II was believed nmpit- lalion would not benccessary. The youth said he was returning home, nbout D o'clock, nfler vislllng at, Ihc home of a Sirl friend, when the shooting occured. Questioned as to Identity of hU assailant, he declared, "I'm not sure who did it." Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hulsman, IIP was near his home o Star Route with Horncvsville. as his postoffice address. Blytheville Man New President Of Arkansas Bar State Convention Due To Act Today on Plan To Re-organize Courts. HOT SPRINGS. Ark., May 4. (01')—The Arkansas Bar Assocfa- llon went Into, the final day of Its 48th annuiil convention heru lodny under the direction of a new president and faced with .recommendations lo revamp the state's court system. Max E. ncld. a BlythevlVte attorney, was elected president of the Hssoclnllon yesterday after retiring president I.amar Wlllamson of Monllccllo accused the stato nf falling to discharge Its duly In the administration of justice. Wllllnitison submitted a plan to reorganise Ihe Judiciary. The plan would abolish the state's Independent courts and replaro them with n unified stale court with headquarters In Little Rock iind presided over by a chief Jus- |llce. Branch courts would be scattered over Ihe .stale where they were needed, and cases would 'be tried In them by local Judges, In the stale court would repose all judicial power without exception even to administrative boards and commissions. Williamson's proposal was scheduled for a vote at today's cloning sessions. . Uniform Traffic Code (Jrfed Meanwhile, municipal judge Harper Harb of Llltle Hock-cVltlclied Ihc traffic courts of the state and proposed R uniform code slid model traffic, nrttinance. Thc Judse described "ticket fixing" as belnK R'pernicious practice, and demanded the abolition of so-called "speed Imps." . , Other officers elected yesterday were Wilson W. Sharp of Brinkley, vice : ,presldent; Joe C. BarreU of Jonrslioro, delegate to the Amor- icnn Bur Association Convention; nnd Tcrrcl Marshall of Uttle'Rock, re-appointed secretary-treasurer. . Oov. Ben Laney and Justice Julian Alexander of the Mississippi Suprerrii. Court were speakers at last night's banquet, which was attended by 8*n: John McOlellan. Wins State Honor Max B. Reid, widely known Blylhevllle attorney and mombfir of Iho firm 'of Reid, Evrnrd and Roy, who, was elccleri president, of tho Arkansas Bar Association last, nlgtU In Hot Springs long tins lioen outstanding In state affairs. He now Is a member of. thb Executive Cdmmltteo of the 8Ur Bar Assii- elation lUirt served as chnirmdh last,, year, .In addition to ho'/tlng membership oti various committees i for the past 10 years'. ',,'.'.' For five ye>rs a n»*iilber of the Stale'Board of La* Examiners, Mr. Ileid also .Is - a, past president ol | ! the Blyth«vlll« Bar Assonlalloii. A leader In blvlo afalrs. n» well as In ' legal clrolts, he ' i» n' pkat KOverhop'of ArKMkaas ' Lions Club, past ,pfcn!a«t\t.:tbf Uhe' loiai Xion» Club arid'recently! was named ch*Iv- fn. ot,, -thje, Dlrthevllle DlntrUjt cWaW^^J^(cp''aTWr '' electioh ; to leitiBerthlp 6h that board. , ,. An attorney here for the past if years^he-was reared at Henderson, Tellh. Show-Down Battle is Due On Island Bastile Where Felons Killed Two Guards SAN FRANCISCO,''May 4. (U.P.)— Rifle fir? today again .broke out in th« bloody battle of Alca^raz Island as pfi*<r** guards preiwred to go in after the desperadoes holding out in cellhlock C on the third day of, fighting. The renewed fighting, after an eight-hour lull, followed an attempt by prison guards to induce the holdout convict killers to surrender by .sending another convict to "reason" with them. A man wearing a prison inmate's uniform waii seen from a noarby police palrol boat climbing a ladder behind which the mutineers were barricaded. Fishermen Find Body in River Remains Believed to Be Those of Bill Vaughn Who Drowned Sunday. Body of Bill Vaughn, 40-year-old' Tennessee fisherman .drowned Bun- [ d»y night when he fell from a bott Into the Mlssiwippl Rivor near ,B»rIielrt, was believed recovered this morning near Tomato. Kenneth Clark, his companion «t the time of the drowning, w»> en ,route to Tomato this morning . In effort to Identify the body of Vaughn, .found floating In the rlver.-by two other fishermen; John Carmen »nd corbtn Dingier. SAN FKANCISCO. May i. (CF) —Federal rriHB Director Jamei V. BeueU uld today h, was to»d , that MBI« «f rUtt rebel eeavkcte holUinf frwn eOl-ktaeh C In Al- catrai Island. Prtaon have! «W,,, rendered and that there an afe*«l four nmUnttin itlll boUta* cat. Attacking V. B. MartM arid prtawn nard* hcU haii.au 4e- moUtUn bamba. hand grenade* and white; .pheapharaiai'grenade* • In readlneia M darttrht came evei" the strife-tern Wand. ~ ' But a prlsdn- spokesman aald no action.would, be launched until "8 or B am" After Warden James A Johnston'arrives at His office* and "has a chance to look over the situation as It Wanda'this morning* '•' The barricaded fcatoien answered the w»ro>n'i latnt demand to surrender 1 unconditionally, with a burst of gunfire. • The -warden hat said that h« doe* not waAt to risk the of any, more of hit' men m Price Levels For Farmers At '23 figure -, _..—-j,/And brought ., „. p...— at Tomato to await .Identification ,'^Uepttljn. Sheriff :.lnfin Marrlsoii, of Huffman, accompanied Clark to the scene, Deputy • sheriff E. A. Rice hnnounced. Clnrk hud offered n rewind 'of t2t> for finding ol the body of his fellow fisherman. The drowning occurred only .a short distance from Burfleld, eight mllM east ol Blytheville, arid It .was believed I the body had Men lodged | n brush j before II 'h»d miles south. flonlcil only a few Arkansans Have Funds To Develop Industrially LITTLE ROOK. May 3. (UP) — Thc slHtc of Arkansas wa$ pictured todny as almost wholly fjriariclally Independent of outside capital' for UK future development. The Idea was expressed In a financial survey by Frederick \r. Doming of the Research Department, of the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis at the request of Iho University of Arkansas Bureau of Research. Thc report released today by Bunn- , rcan of Research director C. C. Ihe Brannon. showed that ' individual Mo.,'assets in Pulaskl County nlnne 10- lalfd approximately $111.000,000. Missing Joiner Seqmgn Now Listed as Dead " UTTIJ! • ROOK, M«y 4, (UP)'— The geheril levtl of farm prices In Arkansas advanced one point In the .month ending April IS, lo reach the highest index for April I since 1923. ..'..''• Btamnn P)rst Class Charles Aug. According to the Arkansas crop ust Hughes, USN. of Joiner, Ark., reporting service, .the all commod- has officially been declared dead. Ity Index—at 187 i>cr cent.of the August 1909-Jtily 1014 average—is one point sbovc March; 1944 and 16 points above April a year ago. '•The Increase was due, the service said, to an advance of 28 points Ifi fruit, IV points hi food grains, seven • points lii :nl3Ci;llan- cons commodities and three polnls In meat animal*. ' ' The reporting service figures show that corn went up two cents a l In April, wheat rose three ccnU a bushel, rice rose 10 cents bushel, beef caltlc went up 20 ceivks a hundredweight, mllkcow.s Big Four Ministers Argue Over Italian-Yugoslav Issue By .IOSKPH W. GRIGG, .IK. , Russian-sponsored line would plucc United Press Staff Correspondent , 6OO.OOO Italians under Yugoslav to give police many details. After J she was shot, she staggered across the road to the home of a neighbor. The neighbor tried to telephone police, but the rural line was lied up. Mrs. Stark was driven the nine miles into Texarkana and the police were notified about an hour and a half after the shoot- inp. Authorities said that since tho first double-murder they have had "only one hot suspect, and ho washed out." Buford Martin and Lonnic Boyd- slon have purchased the Pastime Billiard Hall from Fred S .Sallba and the busine-ss now Is operating under the. new management, Ic has been announced. The building, located at 211 West had l_Maln. has been redecorated, new the | equipment added and the pool tables rearranged. In addition to the billiard facilities. thcr c Is a luncheon counter operated In connection wilh the oilier business. Both of the new ov:ncrs long have been in business in Blylhc- ville. Mr. Saliba, former owner, is devoting his time to l|i other business interests. CIO to Make Membership Drive in Dixie j PARIS. May 4. (U.P.)—The com' plcx and passion-ridden argument ! over Ihe Italian-Yugoslav frontier today became n barometer for the ultimate success or failure of the Foreign Minlslers Conference. Thc Big Four ministers bfRan another plenary session before noon lo argue Ihe frontier Issue. Weather ARKANSAS—Fair today, tonight ?iid Sunday. Not much change In temperature. July Sept Wfc«xit 18.T.4 1&3',4 183',i 183"j 163% Jtttt 1»3 1 .4 «3W FWA Allocates Funds For Arkansas Projects WASHINGTON. May 4. (UPl — Thc Federal Works Agency today announced Ihc following advances for initial planning of public works projects In Arkansas: Wynne, street Improvements, including concrete alley paving, curbs and gutters, storm sewers and surfacing 40 blocks of streets', estimated cost $65,500, federal advance *2,100; bokrd of trustees of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium at State Sanatorium. Logan county sewage disposal plant additions and Improvements, $M,000 and $2,340. domination. The Russians appeared equally determined not to budge from tho line they support, virtually Identical with that of 1914. Unless one side yielded,an.d there were no signs of it. there appeared little chance of an agreement, the only hope British and American His mother. Mr.v Clara E, Hughes of Joiner, earlier had been notified that he was mlMlng. She was Informed by the Navy Department R few' days ago that th6 casualty slatils of Seaman Hughes had been changed from missing to dead. Herman Cross Gets Revenue Appointment Increased $1 a head, horses n head and apples 30 cents s bushel. No change was noted In grain sorghums, lint cotton, peanuts, hogs, 'butter or turkeys while potatoes, cottonseed, mules, eggs,* milk' and hay showed slight decreases. ATLANTA. Ga.. May 4. (UI'i — Van A. Bitner. CIO union organizer, said here today that Atlanta would be the headquarters for Ihc organization's all-out attempt to organize the south. Bttner. a 50-ycar-vcteran of labor battle. 1 ;, said that the principal targets would be.southern textile, lumber, chemical and oil workers. "Our purpose down here is lo organize workers. I don't care what tyiW—whether while, black, yellow Or red. Just so they're We're seeking economic for them," Bitner declared. He said the work would start on a small scale for the first two weeks, but "in about two weeks well bo in full swing with 400 organizers busy as bees In tar buckets." If the Big four could settle lhal | delegation members saw today was major issue, delegates said. thcr-> that the Russians might five way wns a possibility that they cventu- In the final conference stages In ally could produce concrete results cxchance for some big American In drafthiR the peace trcallrs. If' concession. Tills might be recog- they failed, thcrc was danger lhat \ nlllon of the Bulgarian govcrn- N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK, May 4. (U.P.) — Cotton closed steady. Mar 2767 2757 May 27«o 2760 °ct 2765 2767 D«C rm S770 the conference might break down in a hopeless deadlock. The plenary session today was Intended as a compromise session In which the ministers hoped to reconcile the widely divergent boundary lines proposed by Iho 'work'ers' ! Hvissian.s on one hand and the. freedom Western Powers on the other. Yesterday the Big Pour heard the Yugoslavs and Italian representatives plead their cases In a lout; and often' emotional session. One thing was clear—no joint pep.cc treaty with Ilaly wos pos- slblc without an agreement on the frontier and Trieste. Secretary of State James P. Byrnes was known to be determined not to agree to anv settlement which would place a huge Italian minority inside Yugoslav territory. Premier Alclde De Oaspcri of 2760 2750 2754 2753 2Tf>2 2750 2754 2756 Italy claimed before the Council ( yesterday that acceptance of the both sides. mcnt. which the Russians are desperately anxious to obtain. Also scheduled today WAs dls- cnsslon of demilitarizing the •Italian fronllcs with Prance and Yugoslavia and the future of existing btlatcrlal armistice agreements with Italy. Demilitarization was exncctcd to cause less troubla I than Ihe frontier definition. There wcrc no plans for the ministers to meet In another small Informal session. They Held one two days aeo. hoping lo get faster results, but It produced nothing concrete, Vice Premier Edouard KardelJ of Yugoslavia heatedly supported his big frontier claims before the Council ycslcrdav. demanding strong strategic frontier to protect Yugoslavia ngalnst future Italian Regression. DC Gasperi for Italy denounced the chnrnes of. a«gres- I slon and nppcalcd for goodwill on Rotary Clubs Plan District Meeting in Spa HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 4. (UP) —While still entertaining the Arkansas Bar Association today. Hot Springs began preparations (or another statewide convention next Thursday and Friday. Thc Rotary International has scheduled Its Arkansas district meeting hen next week and booked Dr. Allen D. Albert of Paris. III., as one of the principal speakers. Dr. Albert Is a past president of Rotary I International and consultant to the American delegation at the United Nations conference tn San Francisco. He will speak at a luncheon Friday. Officers will be elected at the Friday morning session. Other speakers Include Col. A. t. Bradshaw of New York, Judge Albert Faulconer Of Arkansas City, K»n.. former president of the Kansas bar; snd Dr. Carl P. Thompson of Oklahoma A. and M. Collew. Rolary District Oov. Carroll Wat son of Osceola will preside. Hf-rmnn Cross, assistant Inspector In the lllyllicvnlc office of Iho Arkansas Revenue Department, has been appointed inspector. accord- Ing to a dispatch from Little Rock. - Hc succeeds W. W. Watson, also of Blytheville, who said todny he resigned to make the raca for Mississippi County Assessor 'for which he announced some time ago. Revenue Commissioner Otho A. Cook also announced that Billy Steed, formerly connected with the Leachvllle office of Ihe Revenue Department, was being transferred lo the Crow; Counly office as as- slslant Inspector. Whether a new employe would be added to the Blytheville office was unannounced. N Y. Stocks A T fc T Anaconda Copper . Beth steel . ... Ohrydler Gen Elcclrtc . ... .Montgomery Ward N Y Central . ... Studebaker . 193 1-2 .. 46 1-4 . .103 . 126 1-4 . 45 1-8 . 94 1-3 . 91 3-4 . 39 3-8 Chicago Rye May July 275 277 S 273:1 277 Ti 1UV4 Late Bulletins WASHINGTON. May 4. HID— K*n. Se*4t W. Lttaa, D., 1ft., «*M the Senate t«dajr that the Mta- imltww. raal strike "c««M easily become an Insvmetfen against the Ktvennnent" aM iimtiiAH that Ihe rresM«iit aetoc the mines U stop it, WASHINGTON, Mar «• IVri — Sen. Edwin C. J*hM*n, D., Cofrv today btoeked attempts by Seiuu IteBMcraUe Leader Alkea W. Barkfcr, Kr., to ttaft deaate and (wee a SMale T»4e •« the $S,7M,- •**,*** Brlltak iaa* ky naxt Than- dajr att«ra*Mk. was Ktaefrtiled to arrive, at 1.20 a m PST, It wilt possible'that Wa Johnston mi«ht defer,the until Bennett arrives '' A skeleton ffuard r ^ras polts4t around th« bese|c*d cetlbjock durlnt Ute night but they had orders not to open'An. -< Two guard* were dead and at least 14' wounded as' the fighting continued Into the third day The convicts showed no signs of -weakening. Prison officials believed niey had killed In cold blood some of their band who wanted to give up. geven to 1« In Bebellbn The .main cellblock of the nation's most Impregnable prison was riddled with bullets'and shrapnel fragments. Inside, the convicts— seven and possibly as many as 16 —fought against overwhelming ooUs. Cornered and apparently wlth-llt- tie or no food and little, chance'tor sleep, the desperatis men' knew (fiey faneVt possible prosecution for mur- ' der If they come out of the fight alive. The leaders showed no signs of softening under a' 'steady. pounding of fragmentation .grenades and phosphorous bombs,-« Interspersed with small • arms fire.' ••'••• • The great';'grey walls'of the prison concealed'the fate of many of the prisoners. How many had fallen In the fighting was unknown: Guards and Marines only got fleeting glimpses of their quarry through barred windows. In a manner reminiscent of an attack on an enemy fortress, 'Marine Warrant Officer Charles L. Buckner, Memphis, Tenn., was believed to have Inflicted severe casualties on the convicts when he dropped fragmentation . grenade!) on them through a hole In the roof late yesterday. ' . ' • Bwne Want to StBnnder < Some convicts screamed that they wanted to surrena>r, according to Marine Major -Albert Arscnault. Their screams were followed by the sound of rifle fire from within and It was believed the Inmates who wanted to surrender had been shot down by thrlr co-consplr»tdrs. There was .a four-hour ,'and 40 minute lull In the fighting from I2:JS pjn. to 5:15 p.m. PST (4:35 to 9.15 pjn. EDT) the convicts tried to make a "ti«al" with Warden James A.'Johnston 'on an intra- island teWphone. "The only deal I will make Is -for you to throw out your guns and ammunition,"' .Johnston replied.' The answer came in a chattering stream of gunfire from the conftnes of cell block C. "Our ftre doesn't seem lo have much effect on them," a tpokeonan for Johnston said earlier In » telephone conversation with the Uatted Press.. . . ''..'.'... ','.~ firemen Araw9r Atorm To 513 Horth Firemen were calKrt to 513 Broadway at 7:30 o'clock thte i Ing but there was no fire The kenocene cooktaf atotc *» vhe Roy Beavers' kttetwa Mid Owed hlfh, becauat 0(1 could not be R °y EV J..; j.i,_ m-^y^^

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