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: .'' Good Morning Hager»tonians have a habit of making their own decision*—even in matters of going to work. VOL. LI, No. 96. HERALD Sunny and Warmer A good day to give that lawn mower a te«t run. HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 1947. •)—-Meant Aiiocfited Pr«M SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS. ... _ .. i . Bowles Urges Price Battle Foreign Assistance Measure Board of Businessmen to Negotiate Reductions Asked Washington, April 22 (/P)— Chester Bowles today urged an attack on high prices through a board of'business- men set up to negotiate voluntary reductions. "Something has- to be done quickly," 'he said. ^ Emerging after a talk with President Truman, the former OPA chief told reporters such a board, operating within a government department, "might be able to bring about moderate, reasonable reductions/' "Jf we wait until purchasing power dries up, there will be a collapse of prices," declared Bowles. He said price controls bv government cannot be restored. '.• Developments • The stir over prices brought other developments: L A fiat 10 percent cut by nearly all retailers in the old seaport town of Newburyport. Mass.,- in a 10-day campaign offered as an 'answer to President Truman's request for lower prices." 2.- A |5 drop in'steel scrap in the Pittsburgh district. One company said it bought yesterday at ?32 50 a ton ' after paying $37.50 three weeks ago. The. market lifted from 522 to ?3T.50 a short time after QPA .controls ended. 3-. Announcement of brief public hearings soon on the economic situation by. a joint House-Senate Economic .Committee headed by Senator Taft (R-Ohio). This will follow a questionnaire to business agriculture and labor representatives. Taft said the group co.uld not agree on a statement which it had expected to issue today, dealing with wages and prices 4. Taft viewed the Big Steel-CIO agreement for a ?l a day wage boost as Hkeiy setting a pattern that would forestall substantial price cuts ,in .manufactured prod- "Cts. Senator Lucas (D-Ill) said (Continued on Page 2) Latest Texas City Blaze Extinguished Threatened Explosion is Averted by Fire Fighters Tuesday Texas City, Tex., April .22' (fp\— A warehouse containing 1^000 tons of ammonium nitrate caught fire a.nd burned for two hours today, threatening this devastated coastal city with ne~w explosions before it w " «*MWtoM : . lo , -It-was ammonium nitrate that by name • exploded six days ago, almost to Pioneers Hove Fire In Their Own Hall The old gag about the fire nail burning down wasn't ful- Tilled yesterday, but the Pioneer Hook, and Ladder Company did'have quite a time locating the source of imoke in their own building. Members of the company who were on hand at the time dashed around frantically for a couple of moments, when they smelled smoke but couldn't find where it was coming from. )t turned out to be a transformer, embedded, in a wall, which had short circuited. No great damage was done, except to the firemen's nerves. chain of "explosion and fires that V °^' , U l? ° killed estimated 575 nprsnn* cal1 ban ot- tough Policy On Reds Urged House Votes Contempt Action Anainst Two Suspects Washington, April 22 (/pt—Amid 'demands for a tougher policy toward communists, the House today voted contempt actions against Eugene Dennis, secretary of the .Communist Party, and Leon Josephson, described on the House floor as head .of a ring that provided forged passports for Soviet secret police. House members said Josephson, a. Russian-born New York lawyer, is a key man in tne international communist movement. As- the House acted against him and Dennis, cries resounded that the Justice. Department .has been lax in prosecuting communists for alleged violation* of American laws. "Where has the Justice Department been for the last 12 years?" asked Chairman J. Parnell Thomas (R-NJ) of the Committee on Un- American Activities.' Rep. -Frederick C. .Smith (R. Ohio) told the House that "impeachment is the only proceeding we have to compel the -Attorney General to do his duty." If United States attorneys follow through and get court convictions Dennis could draw a year in jail and a ?1,000 fi ne pn one contenipt charge and Josephson the same fore a grand jury. - ingly in citing them ;for contempt. exploded six days ago, almost to "'- ' • -'t"r A uon 01 _tne present program the exact minute, in the French One conle ™Pt citation against l M ' <j ° hn s '? 193 '' he nas been ship Grandcamp, to set off the Jose P h son was approved by a voice ? n ? of the ™ a J°r factor* in estab- chain of "explosion and fires that ^'- the ° ther b >' a 357 *° 2-™!! Il8 £!!? ^L^ 0 ?" 5 F. , . civilian advisor to.the Coast Guard on explosives. Today's fire broke" out at atv proximately 0:10 a. m. (CST) at the Texas City Terminal Railway Company warehouse, already damaged by the previous blasts . Orange smoke that residents nave learned to fear billowed over the city. Fire trucks-and-a ,fire boat were sent to the scene, but stood by. not entering the danger zone-at first. "f do not want a single other life lost," Mayor J. C. Trahan said, Deputy Mayor John Hill said "an explosion could occur at any time" and "asked; 1 residents near the fire to more downtown until the dan Rcr was over. Only Reps Marcantonio (AL-NY) and Powell (D-NYl ...„„.. YI_._J • ... v ' f »wu »w •* CkktLl J I I Ci killed estimated 575 persons. The Grandcamp, two other ships . , -~..,. a huge chemical plant, and much were listed 5n °PPosition of the city, were destroyed. -. A . CI "garette'probably caused that initial catastrophe, a U. s Coast Guard board wag told today -by William T. Butler of Washington, civilian arivicnr in tu™ /-,«__! /-. . ', • Cumberland, Md.. April 22 (zp\ Eight men, each indicted on gam- ? "g law counts involving slot ma- Groups Issue Rival Claims At Conference Palestine Question Dis cussed at Special UN Session * ' By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success, N. Y., April 22 (/P)-The official Jewish agency for Palestine and the Hebrew committee of national liberation made rival claims tonight for the right to represent the Jews in .the special Palestine session of the United Nations Assembly. This new issue developed as the Arab states lined up solidly behind a proposal for immediate consideration of Palestine's independence at the extraordinary session open ing next Monday. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon submitted requests Identical with yesterday's Egyptian demand that the Assembly's agenda be broadened to include immediate action to terminate Britain's League of Nations mandate over the Holy Land. The conflict in the Jewish camp came when the Hebrew committee— not 'recognized by the official agencj — disclosed it had sent a note to Secretary-General Trygve Lie asking that an additional item be placed on the agenda providing: 1. That a Hebrew national delegation be granted a seat in the Assembly with full power to. participate in the deliberations on a nonvoting .basis. 2. That the Hebrew committee of national liberation tie authorized to constitute the delegation. The Agency, official voice of Palestine Jews, immediately challenged the right, of, the Hebrew committee, to speak for the 'Jews and countered with a formal . request that* the Agency be designated a the authorized representative. Kieffer Appointed College President Former Hagerstown Man is Named by Board on Tuesday John Spangler Kieffer, formerly of this city, yesterday was named president of St. John's College at Annapolis by the Board of Visitors and Governors. " >' ' He has been acting president of the institution for the past several months. Kieffer is the son of Mr. and " John B. Kieffer, Decision On Phone Strike To Be Made This Morning Local Plant Workers to Meet and Decide Whether to Go Back to Work—Operators Refuse to Cross Picket Lines Washington, April 22 (/p) — Government conciliators, starting a fresh . effort to end the 16-tfay-ord telephone strike, arranged tonight to confer tomorrow with Joseph A. Beirne, president of the striking union. The future of Hagerstown's telephone strike will be determined at 8 o'clock this morning, when local C & P Telephone Company plant employes ' will meet to decide whether or not to work. Harry Patton, spokesman for the union who was in charge of the Cumberland pickets here yesterday, said that'George Williams, Cumberland, western division strike director, left here late last -night to go to Baltimore with a representative of the Hagerstown employes and a representative of the Cumberland employes. The three will discuss the situation with Baltimore union headquarters, and return back to the employes' this morning to report on their findings. r The picket line, maintained throughout yesterday by eight Cum- berland men, was discontinued late last night. It will be resumed early this morning, however, until the outcome of the meeting is known, Patton said. If the local workers decide to continue the strike, Hagerstown pickets will take over the chore. If the Hagerstown workers decide to go to work, there will be no picket line, and operators will presumably return to the switchboards, he declared. Patton said that the operators had indicated their determination not to cross a picket line here. The local plant men met last night at Hotel Maryland, and decided to send the representatives to Baltimore. Meanwhile, the telephone operators maintained their headquarters at the Hotel Hamilton. . The plant members who are to attend the meeting this morning include the maintenance and installation employes, it was indicated. ^ The meeting culminated a day Continued on Page 12) . penalties pn -each" oVtwo'charies ^ S ' J ° hn B ' Kieffer > o£ E& st which the House proposed THP °/ a "? e ' N - J - also former residents „_ i . *^ i'Kui.vi. i ue rvf thic ^»t»- TJ;,- ~.:f_ LI __ »_ contenipt action will P d to the DM- ? cit j- His wife - the former tricf Attorney here to be laid be- ? hox ™ n * ^ h £ e ' * as *-. member of e _ -: -, . '" ue the Mornins- HprsM Briitm-iai oi^/* the Morning Herald editorial staff. Kieffer joined the St. John's TJ~H r j ^VICILCI jumeu tne tst. John s Both refused to testify freely to faculty in 1929, the same rear he Thomas committee. The House received his master's degree from packed the _ committee overwhelm- Harvard University. Harvard University. The hoard, which made the an- »£.j 11. «.u.m fi mem jor contempt. me hoard, which made the an- ihe vole against Dennis was 196 nouncement after its quarterly to 1. with members not recorded meeting here, said, "since the'in- M V Tl 3 TT1 O i ' O*lm*V-n*-?nM..hfA.t__ —' -_„„_- vv ••••ufcviti£ | O IU L 1 I Irt." chines, were arraigned in Circuit Court today and posted bond of dirt°™V aCh indictment - The 'in- —' ™*s «<• nagerstown High dictments were returned hy the School will see the film "Silent clean un"^n^' '"' ? eff ° rt t0 ~ SerVice '" a Documentary movieon clean up gambling and operation submarine duty, Thursday morn ^L^. 1 ™ .'I .the. county, ing. Chief Gerald LewSi-n S°X. _ and developing .... The^ reference was to the col- ege's "100 book" program of educa- ion, involving required courses in literature, mathematics and sciences for all undergraduates. Before becoming acting president. Kieffer was assistant dean of the college and a member of :he faculty instruction committee. SUBMARINE FILM Senior boys at Hagerstown High whichr author tYor«YH •• ; - y ' " 5 " umel Gerald Lewellen of the ou h t tftnC" 5 5 " d WaS 5GtUng ^^^ of"" obtained this forward To Victory ! Hatch Act May Become Campaign Issue Of The Republican Party Governor Aopoints Lawyer Jojhe PSC Annapolis. Md., April 22 ifp\ Governor Lane today appointed S. Ralph \\arnken. former president of the Baltimore Bar Association, as general counsel of the public service commission. T^r S° S i b i 8 ^^ V ^ CaTlt SinC(i Governor Herbert R. Q'Conor named Robert France, former general counsel, to the Baltimore Supreme Bench in one of the last acts of his administration. Warnken will serve the remainder of France's six-year term, which began June 1, 1945. Lane said Warnken would take over his new duties within the next few days. the Hatch Act we Republicans a l!MS campaign issue tooay as. the Republican National Committee wound up a twtf-day session after picking Philadelphia for next year's nominating: convention. • Fames S. Kern per of Chicago, treasurer of the national committee used K routine financial report as the springboard for his Hatch A':t criticism. ~ "Certainly the present act is worse than none at all." he said in a call for amendment or repeal. "The facts are that since its enactment more money than ever has been contributed, presumably for . that, too much of this' money has been waster or worse." .The statement followed estimates the Presidential campaign next year might cost the Repi^lic- B. Carroll Reece. national chairman, emerged from the final closed session of the committee to call H "harmonious and optimistic/' Reece voted for Chicago as the I94S convention site but the committee rejected that city almost three to one, after an intensive campaign by Philadelphia backers yesterday. Reece reiterated today that he saw no political significance in the choice. s Reece announced that he would delay selection of convention committees on rules, contests and ar- rangmeents. He said he wanted to consult with Republican leaders from various sections of the country, includin gstates with Presidential aspirants. The committees will be appointed within "a matter of weeks," he said. County Considering Deputizing Firemen Plan is Discussed at Board Meeting Here Yesterday Two or three members of the county's" volunteer fire companies may be deputized in the near future. No official action on the question has yet been taken, but the County Commissioners yesterday discussed the matter and indicate^ they win ^1^ a decision next week. Sentiment among the members of the various fire companies in the county has been reported in favor of-deputizing some of their members. They contend that someone with authority is required at the scene of county fires in order to keep narrow country lanes open to fire fighting apparatus and to prevent possible looting in the buildings affected by the blaze. ^ Sheriff Joseph D. Baker told the Bounty Commissioners yesterday .hat he favors deputizing of a few members of each companies, but said his'experience with the plan during his previous term as sheriff was to the effect that some of those deputized have sometimes been "over-enthusiastic" in officiating at fires. Baker said if sworn in, the men so deputized should have authority only -while going to a fire and at the scene of the blaze. He said further that their powers should be limited to the extent that they could only summons violators and not make actual arrests. Most of the Commissioners indicated a willingness to go along with the plan, but decided to wait until it can be determined whether or not the recent session of the State Legislature passed a measure affecting: deputizing of firemen. Some county firemen report that such a law was approved, but the County Board so far has had no word of it. ; CUT DEATH RATE Washington, April 22 (/f>) Omaha, Neb., did more than any- other city in the United States in the last year to reduce the number of pedestrian deaths, the American Automobile Association said today. Wallace Urges 'Non-Political' Loan To Russia Paris, April 22 —Henry A. Wallace urged tonight that the United States make an immediate, "npn political loan" to Soviet Russia and finance world reconstruction with the United Nations deciding the areas which should receive "priority for assistance. Bringing his.campaign for world peace and unity to France, the American former Vice President spoke a few hours after arriving from Copenhagen. His statement was in the form of answers to a series of questions, on the French radio program "Tribune de la Xa- tion." Declaring the."great power" and resources of the United States should be enlisted in a. drive for world recovery, Wallace said ONE BIDDER Baltimore. April 22 (£>)—The Bituminous Construction Company of Baltimore was the only bidder today on the job resurfa.clsg 5.7 miles of the Baltimore-Washington boulevard, the Maryland Roads Commission announced. Youth Is Accused In ThefMH Guns Twenty-One Machine Guns Missing from Georgia Airbose Baltimore, April 22 '(/p)—The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced here tonight the arrest of J. Meredith Russell,, 24, of Baltimore, a" former flight officer in the U. S. Army Air Corps, in connection with the theft of 21 machine guns'from a Georgia Army base. Fred Ha 11 ford, FB[ agent in charge, • said that Russell was charged with unlawful possession of twenty .50 caliber and one .30 calibre machine guns in a complaint signed before U. S. Commissioner James K. Cullen. : The FBI official said Russell was discharged from Army service in 1945. The weapons, Hal I ford said." allegedly were taken about April 13 from Bush Field, Ga., and were found in the basement of the home of Karl John Bisenhardt, at Ellicott City, Md. A third person is being: sought in connection with the theft, Hallford added. The FBI official would not comment on the defendant's pur- post in obtaining the guns. Hallford said the machine guns were flown here in a plane piloted by Russell. The craft was a surplus B-24 bomber purchased by Russell has admitted unloading antf transporting the, guns to the home of Eisenhardt. At Augusta. Ga., D. K. Brown, agent in charge of the FBI's) Savannah division, said the fcuns were taken from a war surplus: property depot near Augusta by airplane. Approval Sought For Distribution Of Circulars Here Charging that local newspapers are "one sided'' in reporting the ^current telephone strike, a group of "non .working" phone operators yesterday afternoon sought permission from city police"to distribute handbills outlining their position in the dispute. They explained that they want to give the notices out in the pen- era! vicinity of the picket, line maintained around the telephone building on Summit avenue, since it is there that people often congregate to view the "strike "situation" locally. Police Sergeant Jesse Brown to duty at the time the girls made the request, stated that as far as he was concerned the passing out of such handbills would be within the law. hut added that he would not specifically give his approval to the plan. He explained that in all probability the handbills after being read, would be thrown into the streets and onto the pavement?, causing a nuisance and a 'black eye" to the city's looks. MONKEY BUSINESS Philadelphia. April 22 (/P)—The Philadelphia Zoo's 400-pound. 21- year-old gorilla — Bamboo — broke out of his cace today, mauled a keeper in nirfvie horror fashion and then fled hack behind the bars as a stream of water was sprayed on hi? face. ELECTED PRESIDENT Martinsburg, W. Va., April -—The Women's Missionary Society of the Maryland Lutheran Synod installed Mrs. Ralph Zumbrum of Jefferson. Mr}., as president at the 19th annual meeting here this British Alert As New Train BJastOccurs Eight New Deaths Attributed to Jewish Underground By E. W. CURTIS Jerusalem, 1 April 22 (/P)— British troops threw a security cordon tonight around,a wide area in the vicinity of the wreckage of the troop train Egypt express, in which eight persons were killed by an explosion which authorities attributed to the Jewish underground. Military officials said the train was mined in reprisal, for the execution and suicide of'six members of the underground. The attack, in which 150 persons -vere injured, came'only a. few hours after two underground members had cheated the gallows in Jerusalem prison by holding to their breasts small explosive charges contained in hollow oranges. The train-was speeding through a peaceful orange grove. 20 miles southeast of the all Jewish city of Tel Aviv when it was .blasted by a single mine, apparently detonated electrically from a nearby woods, police said. . Five cars, including a diner and a sleeper, were crumpled. A number of persons were pinned in the wreckage for two hours. Some reports said that the attackers then machine-gunned' the train, but one policeman said he thought most of the gunfire came from soldiers who emerged from the wreckage with guns iii hand. Approximately 250 troops, returning from leave in Egypt, were aboard the- train, together with a number of civilians. The dead were five British soldiers and three civilians—a three- year-old Turkish boy, an official of the Palestine Railways and a dining car attendant. Counsel Says Court Erred In Death Case Attorney Says Evidence Insufficient for Death Ruling Charleston. W. Va., April 22 (ff>) —Counsel for Mark McCauley told the Supreme Court today that the Mineral County Circuit Court erred in not permitting second degree murder instructions to the jury that found the Davis strip miner guilty of fatally shooting State Police Sgt. Joseph Home. Attorney H. C. Shores of Keyser contended that evidence in the case did not justify "a verdict of a higher degree than murder in the second degree" but it "fails to point out any premeditation or deliberation." •He continued: "The fact is-, the evidence shows, and \i is undisputed that the officer attempted to arrest, the defendant. (McCauley) in a home occupied by him, and attempted (o arrest him without a warrant for no offense committed in the presence of the officer." McCauley wa s sentenced to he hanged after his conviction of first degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of Home, who, with Tucker County Sheriff O. Gay Hovatter, wps attempting to arrest him in connection with an alleged truck theft. Hovatter also was killed. The .Supreme Court granted the appeal from the Mineral county verdict after McCauley's attorneys paid they had found evidence that the defendant had been a. patient at a Stockton. Calif, .mental hospital. Bill Now Goes To The House Plumbing Inspector Checks 'Emergency' City Plumbing Inspector Victor Reel was called on an "emergency" case at a home on South Locust street this week when the resident thought he detected dangerous sewer gas fumes in his cellar. This gas when present in sufficient quantities, Mr. Reel explained yesterday, is inflammable and is also dangerous to breath. When the plumbing inspector arrived, at the house in question an immediate inspection was made in the cellar area, but no sewer gas could be detected. However, after sniffing a bit Mr. Reel made a check of the house next door. In that house, he found, the residents had been storing homemade sauerkraut. ' Special Bargaining Session With GM Held Last Night Detroit, April 22 (.#>)—The CIO United Auto Workers Union announced tonight it had proposed.a flat 15-cent-an-hour -wage increase to General Motors' but that the corporation had rejected the proposal. . ; .' Walter P. Reuther, UAW president, said that three proposals were made to GiM tonight at a special J-wo and a half hour bargaining session. The proposals, Reuther said, were union counter-moves to General Motors' offer, of 11% cents and an additional three and a half cents for six paid holidays. Reuther listed the proposals as: 1. A 12i4 cent an hour flat increase, the other 2i& cents to be applied to a social security fund for maximum hospital and sick benefits for GM's 225,000 production workers. This was rejected. 2. The UAW asked General Motors to set up an old age retirement fund to which employer and employe would contribute equally. Reuther said that the portion of the 15 cents not used for the retirement payments would constitute a flat wage increase. This also was rejected. 3. A flat 15-cent increase with no strings attached. It was rejected. Reuther said the UAW ''has been working in an eifort to consummate an agreement and to have it ready for the 200-man GM council -which convenes here, tomorrow."' He indicated, however, that that (Continued on Page 5) Solon Fights in Vain to Kill Military Provisions of Bill By JACK BELL Washington, April 22 (/P)— The Senate stamped approval 67 to. 23, today on a momentous new departure in U. S. foreign .policy by voting a $40"0,000 J 000 fund to stiffen Greece and Turkey against Communism. The bill, which provides financial and limited military assistance to these two strategic nations, now goes to the House, where the Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a,similar measure. Before the Senate yote, Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) sought in vain to strike out a provision that President Truman may send military missions to Greece. and Turkey to instruct their armies in the use-of military equipment to be furnished. The vote ' against him was 6S to 22. Opposition .Overcome - • Led by Senator Vandenberg- (R- Mich) the GOP-controlIed Senate bowled over vocal but numerically weak.opposition to the new policy laid down by President Truman in a March i2 address to Congress. On final passage, 35 Republicans and 32 Democrats voted for .the measure. Sixteen Republicans.and seven Democrats opposed it. Through five hours of torrid debate before voting began on amend- 'Wts.-.late in : the afternoon, opponents assailed-the Truman plan as one which .would "destroy" the United Nations, invite retaliation by Russia ,and roll up tremendous expenditures which might bankrupt this nation. Replying, Vandenberg told- hie colleagues that if. Congress fails to act "aggression gets the green light and the rest of the world including • America, gets the- red light." Vandeuberg called "inflammable" statements by Senator 'Johnson that the program can lead only to (Continued on Page 2) More Policemen Are Planned Here policemen may be added to the city police department in ihe near future, Captain of Police Max Rickard said yesterday. Numerous applications for the job have been received, he said, but the department is making an effort to select only the most qualified men. Rickard said he is still considering changing the times of the three daily shifts as announced several days ago. Is Hagerstown Next? Business Is 'Much Better Than Average' As Town Cuts Prices Newburyport. Mass., April 22 f/p> —Merchants of this old seaport took a cut at the nation's cost of living today by knocking down their nrir.es a Oat 10 percent, and then reported from crowded counters that the day's business was "much better than average." The first day of the "Xewhury- port plan" brought out crowds of buyers aud business observers to watch the 10-day experiment in which more than fiO percent of retailers in this city of 15,000 risked their own profits in the hope that "the rest of the country will follow us." Biggest demand at the start of the cooperative price cut was for men's furnishings and automobile supplies, and those shops reported lines of customers "loading up" at the counters with the new price tags. One automobile, dealer announced a 10 percent slash in new car prices for the 10 days. Stilt waiting out the experiment, merchant sources said, were the big chain shops which were reported to be awaiting authorization from their main offices before embracing the plan. From the more than 90 of the city's 100 or so retail stores merchants told of better than average sales on an ordinarily light day but joined in emphasizing that full effects of the experiment cannot be known "until the week-end." They were optimistic over the plan's chances of catching on nationally and quoted wholesalers as saying they agreed with the idea. Mayor John M. Kelleher said the Newburyport plan N was "not a markdown sale xxx but a refund to the consumer which retailers are making in an effort to bring into balance an economic machine which is seriously out of adjustment." Long Trail Of Blood Left By Cab Driver Manhunt Yesterday Fails to Uncover Further Clues Baltimore, April 22 (£>)—An- all day search today failed to •find Alton M. Corkrari, 36-year-old cab driver who disappeared at the^end of a 50-foot trail of blood from his abandoned taxi. Police at Suburban Essex feared he had been slain by holdup men. Three discharged cartridges were found near the car. The search started late last night when three boys driving through the neighborhood near the East Baltimore city limits reported the cab was parked on a road obstructing traffic. The Essex policemen found the door by the drivers seat open. There were blood stains on th% road beside it. A blood trial led to the side of the road and a rubbish heap. There it ended. Investigators found Corkran's left shoe in the front part of the cab. On the road nearby they found his keys. Not far away was a key holder, torn apart. They also found an unwrapped stick of gum and a bloodied $5 bill. Policemen summoned from their homes formed a large posse and searched the nearby -woods. Th« Rosedale Fire Department brought its flood lights to help them. Detective Lt. Carroll Simmons reported: "There were no skid marks, nor was the cab dented or damaged in any way. The angle at which it was parked indicated it had been halted hastily. "There were no stains inside the cab and no bullet holes. Whatever happened, it took place outside the cab. Farm Labor Rates To Be Determined County Agent Mark Miller has received instructions to call a meeting here for the purpose ot determining farm labor wage rates during the coming summer. Similar meetings hare been held* here each spring in, recent years, during the extreme shortage of native farm help. • No date for the meeting has been set yet, the county agent Raid, and he has still heard no word on th« prospects for migrant farm help being brought into this county for the harvest season labor require.- ments. i,

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