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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT- NEWSPAHPfV n» unnnnrniem AV, r*^ VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 122. lllylheville Courier Blylhevllle Herald Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Vjillty Will Call Special Session If War In Europe Appears Near HYDE PARK, N. Y,, Aug. 11. (UP)—President Roosevelt said today that if an actual war crisis develops iii Europe or tlio Par East lie immediately will call congress back in a special'session to enact legislation to preserve the neutrality of the United States on a basis of international law. Choosing his words carefully, JTHE DOMINANT NEWSPAPERjOTNOB-nrBABT. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIBBOURI BIA'THRVILLK, ARKANSAS, KU1DAY, AUGUST 11, 1930 IELT HUUGE IB Mr Roosevelt said nt a press conference that he knows of no reason nt the present time, however, for calling congress back before its regxilar session next January. However-, Mr. Roosevelt said, if before congress reconvenes an actual war crisis becomes imminent in Europe or the Par East he 1m mediately will 'reconvene congres- "His program, lie snld, would fol low the lines of his previous neii trality proposals which were re jected by congress in one of Ih major struggles of the last session He still stands firm for the ob]ec tives of a cash-and-carry policy on exports of arms and war ma tei'lals, lie said. His prorgam, he said, would IK to go back to the principles of in ternatlonal law. He noted that tin president has ample executivi power to take many steps to hell preserve tration, neutrality. As an illus- Mr. Rooscv.elt recalled No such warning recalled. , The president, that before the Lusllanla was-sunl Secretary of State William Jen- nines Bryan begged President Woodroiv Wilson to warn Americans to keep, off foreign flag ships was issued, he Mr. Roosevelt said, has plenty of authority to warn citizens to slay off foreign flag ships In time of acute danger. And the government, he said is not going lo war wilh a nation whose submarines sink a foreign flag ship carrying some of 'its citizens If those citizens are aboard in disregard of warnings to stay oil. The president is preparing to leave tomorrow for a ten-day vacation aboard the U. S. S. Tusc.i- loosa off the coast or • Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 11. (UP) — Cotton, clcsed barely steady. .. open high low close'high low -close ... 891 Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July 871 855 849 831 815 891 872 858 850 832 815 884 8CG 853 844 ' 825 805 884 8G6 853 843U 825 805 Spots closed nominal at 939, oil 8. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. II. (UP) — Cotton futures clcsed steady today with losses up to 50 cents a bale. Oct 901 Dec 881 Jan 868 Mar 859 May 841)' July 825 901 881 8G8 859 840 825 895 875 802 853 835 815 876 802 854 835 815 Spots closed quiet at 901, oif 7. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Alls'. 11. (OP) _ Stocks rallied in liite dealings to close generally higher today after a series of erratic price movements. Roosevelt Signs Bill Freezing Federal Payroll Tax HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug. 11. (UP)—qresld/mt. Hooscvell (today signed (he social security revision act freezing payroll taxes at one per ceift for the next three years to effect a $905,pM,000 lax saving for business and employes. In n statement Mr. Hoosovelt termed the measure "another tremendous step forward In providing Letter To Young Demo crats Brings Joy Tc New Deal Adherents WASHINGTON, Atlg ]1 (UP). President Roosevelt's' announce ment to Young nemocrals that h would not support a conscrviillv Democratic presidential candidak in 1340 was Interpreted today a (he first move of a drive to block the candidacies of Vice Presiden John N. Garner and other conservatives. ' ; A third term note was seen in the demonslrallci) 'that followed (hi treading pf Mr. Roosevelt's an nouncement to the Young Dem crats meeting at Pittsburgh, and ii the keynote address of Sen. Claude Pepper (Dem.. Pla.) wl» said: "Irrespective of a third 'term for Mr. Roosevelt himself, the YOUIIJ Democrats of America demniulec a third 'term for RorscvcH's Ideas A third term for Roosevelt's Ideas- thai Is the keynote of 'this venlion." Mr. Rcosevelt's idler liroi ler criticism from conservatives who f 'this cmi- lirought bit- greater security for the people of I fought his policies In the last „„this country." He said it is im- s 'on of congress, and enthusiasm peratlvc that Insurance benefits Incorporated in the social security program "be extended to workers In all occupations." The president criticized the from New Dealers. Garner, In Uvalitc, Tex., had nothing to say. His friends here reiterated (heir recent announcement that his campaign would Connally amendment which con- continue regardless of whether Prcs- gress rejected and which would I Went Roosevelt decided to run for have revised the basis of federal I a third term. contributicns to states for social se- ! Senators still in Washington were curity financing from a dollar- { wary when asked to comment. Scv- for-dollur (o two dollars to one ; eral said privately that Mr. Hoose' veil had brought Into the open a ratio. New Deal effort to control dele- gales lo the 1010 Democratic Na- lional convention, and to prevent Garner, Sen. Bennett C. Clark (Dem., Mo.), or any other conservative getting the nomination. Clark's only comment was "Very interesting." He indicated he might have more to say later. Some senators recalled Mi'. Boosc- Barfielrl RnnrJ Wnvlr Maw vel1 toUec! ««. Democratic party n /> lxoaa WOlk.lViay oucc before— when he supported Be Completed Bv Wed- " T)w:Aor ^ Roosevelt In 1904 against ' • nes day _WorkV. of 'ha"ra-siirfhc1iig'"(nc : 'onc£ mile stretch of the Barfield road (Highway No. 18) directly east of sal(1 Blytheville will IK completed by. utall >- I Judge Alton B. Parker, Democrat. "He would have precedent for declining to take part In the elec-. tiortV ; lif -:is -ri^LWOcfUfr"' ^llO^IWlH 'llfi nominated at the 'next convention,' William H. Klnjj (Dem., icxt Wednesday unless' it rains, It svas announced today by O. ' A. Tinslcy of Paragoulcl, supervisor, after the j;b (rot oft to a good start Wednesday afternoon. The gravel road is behijr pre- jarcd for the six-eighth inch as)halt and rock surfacing to be laid on it. Although the same malerials vlll be used as on the new finish of Highway el vill be different. the appearance A. T. & T. ....... Anaconda Copper Associated D. G. . Beth. Steel 162 1-:! On the Barficld road, the rock ind asphalt will be mixed before it s spread and when finished will mvc a black top, similar in appcar- ince to Highway CI before the new urfacing was started. The Highway 31 resealing is being done by one- Jlghth inch of asphalt spread on he pavement and then gravel poured over it with traffic causing the rock to penetrate the wet asphalt. The mile stretcli ends a few feet west of the c, M. Abbot't residence. It is possible that if sufficient * '•;; lerials are on hand when the jcb £ •'""I is finished that the project will be continued as far as the materials 58 >- 2 ! last if certain 21 3 ~°! ialize. negotiations moter- General Motors 40 1-2 Int. Harvester 51 1-2 Mont. Ward . 49 1-2 N. Y. Central M Packard 31-2 Phillips 32 1-2 . _d, will be similar to other new secondary reads of the state which have the appearance of a concrete highway but which have a gravel base instead of concrete. Radio 5 3-4 Schenley 12'1-1 Simmons 23 1-4 Socony Vacuum 11 Standard of N. J 40 1-8 Texas Corp 33 U. S. Steel 471-2 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Aug. II (OP)-Hogs 4500 Top 5.85 110-230 its., 5.65-5.80 HO-160 IDS., 4.75-5.00 Bulk sows 3.50-4.65 Cattle 1100 Steers 8.05 Slaughter steers 6.25-10.00. Mixed yearlings, heifers 8.00-8.75 Slaughter heifers fi.25-9.15 Beef cows 4.75-5.15 Cutters & low cutters 3.25-4.50 Chicago Wheat Seeks to Win Pocking Peace r— Sept. Dec. open high 64 63 1-4 64 1-8 63 1-4 low 64 64 close 64 1-4 64 Chicago Corn open high Sept. 42 5-8 43 Dec. 41 3-4 42 3-8 low 42 3-8 41 3-4 close 43 42 1-2 More than half of the pcdes- trians killed In traffic meet death biftweeu the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight. In attempt to avert strike against Armour and Co., National Labor Relations Board rushed John Leo Connor, above, commissioner of conciliation to Chicago, ordered election to determine whether C. I. O. Packing House Workers' Organizing Committee should act as j bargaining agent for Armour i employes. -- "There are millions of men and women in this county who slil! believe in the principles of Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland and Wilson and who will not follow nny fantastic, socialistic schemes." Sen. Josiah W. Bailey (Dcin., N. C.), who has voted against the administration on almost every issue, said at his North Carolina home: "Weil, it wouldn't be the first time be bolted ... No comment. I won't say anything now." Sen. Elmer Thomas (Dem., Okla.) commented: "I said some time ago, in advocating Mr. Roosevelt for n third term, that there is only room in this country for two parties—conservative and liberal. The Republicans have pre-empted the conservative party and there is only one place fcr the Democrats to go. It will have 'to be Roosevelt in 1010 or someone who will carry on his liberal policies. We've' made mis- FDR's Face fells Story of Year Ihese pictures show a year's change in President Roosevelt ^ battle-weary chief cxeculivo showing apparent signs of fatigue signature on one of many bills passed in closing'hours by ' ' 'mil f?t\noi/ic t - T>1 .,-._-. ' 'CUi Congress. Right-a year Thence to Hyde Park, N. Left., puts rebellious V., to Klan many more almost (o (he day-« rested, full-faced, cheery Roosevelt, as he relumed from vacation ashing trip ,„ Pacific arged With /Incoe Ta Totaling More Than $5,500,000 'CHICAGO, Aug-. 11. (UP)_A fecl- •rnl grand jury, today indicted M. Annenberg, jnulti-mlllionalr hiladelphia publisher, for alleged n $5,500000 in penalties. "This vasicn of more tliii icomc taxes and . s the biggest income lax evasion idlctment ever returned by a grand ury," u. S. District Attorney Willam J. Campbejl said. The indictment charged Annen- failed lo pay $3,258,800 ome taxes on his n in in- newspaper and tlier enterprises In the years 1932930 Inclusive. Penalties and Inler- sl am:imled to $2,289,574. The grand jury also Indicted \nncnbcrg's sen, Walter, Arnold V. Knise and Joseph F. Hafner, all f whom are his business associ- tcs. The Indictments climaxed two ears of investigation by Internal evenue agents and nine .weeks of grand jury hem-Ings during which 50 auditors were employed to break down the complicated bookkeeping iiij^itii |/u*iwio. ir t, nj if litui; uu;>- r r « • , --*• takes, but they've been on the lib- c ' A "»™ ter 8 s many companies, „ , _:.,« TI- ...- ,..~. , ,- „._ Anncnnerp- is ownnr <if HK> pii eral side. If we turn back, wo face defeat." Sen. Charles O. Andrews (Dem., Fla.) said: "What we need is to bring the different elements of the Demo- crallc party together and forget our differences so that we can have assurance cf winning in 1940. "I am a party man and have aided the president In everything that I possibly could, but it is impossible to agree with any one man en everything. Any mistakes the president might have made, however, have been on the side cf humanity." Surgeon Tests Gas Mask Successfully in Operation LONDON (UP)—An account, of a successful operation* for appendicitis performed by Col. E. M. Cow- cll, of Wimpolc street, while wearing a general service respirator Is printed in the Lancet. "Before starting." It said, "Col. Cowell carefully applied anti-dim to his glasses and to the eyepieces of the respirator both within and without. "The respirator was donned before washing, and was worn for wg is owner of the - adelphia Inquirer, Radio and Movie Magazine, the Daily Racing Form which i;,' the bible of the race tracks, and the nation-wide news service, which supplies race horse information. The Indictment was returned before Federal Judge James H. Wil- kerstn, who set bom} for Annenberg at $100,000. Annenberg began his career as a newsboy In Chicago and In GO years has acquired a fortune so large that he was able to pay $15,000,000 in cash when he purchased the Philadelphia Enquirer three years ago. G-Men Promise To Guard Meeting Of Citizens Group NE WORLEANS, Aug. 11. (UP) — The federal government's scandal investigator turned frcm his Inquiries today, to promise protection for an Indignant citizens group scheduled lo meet tonight at Opc- Icusas. Assistant U. S. Attorney General O. John Hogge said that Kenneth Boagtiln of Opelousas had telephoned a)>;ul threats to break up the meeting tonight of his Voimi- lary Guardians of Better Goveni- perlenced visibility. The wearing pe of ' of the espirator S^i.SSirS.K^fraU '""'meet-mg' 1 concerned." head of the G-men here and then , advised Boagnin lo prccced -.\ith WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight much change in icmjwralure. Arkansas Families 1938 Receipts From'Insiira Dcalh Claims Listed nco Arkansas families received nn aggregate cf $5,380,455 from life insurance companies In settlement of death. claims In 19.18, according M n compilation by the Annual Message of Life Insurance Ccnnnil- ec released today. This compilation, officially prepared nnd issued oy the insurance companies, further discloses that these payments were made io the beneficiaries of 3,4-lD policies in this slate. "The contribution of life Insurance k, 1)1D cconon ,| c , vt .| fnre of Ihe communities in this state can be measured by the fact that pny- numts lo the families of deceased Arkansas policyholders amounted o an average cf $448,311 per month last year," Joseph C. Bchan, chairman of Annual Message of Life Insurance Committee, staled. "Of (he proceeds of policies paid out in Arkansas In 1938, $.1,060,391 went to Hie beneficiaries of 1007 ordinary policies, cr an average of $2,900 per policy; $419,857 to (he beneficiaries of 202 group Insurance certificates and $300,207 lo the beneficiaries of 1.040 Industrial policies." Tolal payments for the nation as a whcle on death claims last year amounted to $050,590,932. nn average ,cf S70,2IG,C01 per month, based on the reports of 137 legal reserve life Insurance companies representing approximately 92 per cent of the Insurance ln v 'force In Ibis o:untry. -niesc payments were made on 1,019,893 policies. Of this sum, 5708,000,225 went to the beneficiaries cf 270,668 ordinary policies; $90.128.943 to the beneficiaries cf 45,102 group insurance certificates and $151.570,758 to the beneficiaries of 101.123 Industrial policies. In the case of 46,509 policyholrt- ors, death occurred within a year after they had taken cut their policies, the report showed. Payments on (hese first-year death claims amounted to $20,505,714. Claims In which death occurred within five years after the policy had been taken cut numbered 193.861 hi 19.18. calling for the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS HOT SUIT GOES TO Lists Seven Points \Vhy $140,000,000 Highway Measure Is Illegal LITTLE ROCK, Alt jr. II. (UP)- Clovpmor Oar! R Dnlley's "friend of .the court" u«i .suit involving the $140,000,000 highway bond refunding act was nied today in Ihe Arkansas supreme courl Drought In llic nnmo of Roy Matthews, a taxpayer, the suit was an appeal from u chancery court niliiifr upholding Ihe refunding act. Tho (rnmrrlpt and brief llslo seven points to .sustain the llml Mm ncl Is suit's contention Illegal. 1. The bill wus not vend three, limes before legislative debate. II Is unconstitutional because II Is "a special act" llmt fnvors u l>nrllciilnr group. 3, The executive order atilJior- Issuance of $I40,555,'.!D3.20 In refunding bonds terms or Act -I. void under •I. It is unconstitutional because ft delegates legislative power to H>c executive department. 5. No emergency exists. C. The emergency clause Is nn- coiistlltitloiml because the constitution provides ngnlnsl a declaration of mi emerffoncy creating miy veslcd right.. This concurs with mi opinion by Attorney Clcnernl Jack Holt. 7. The emergency clause Is not vnlld the vole of Senator Paul Clutensolm allegedly was 11- legnl. The court will reconvene Monday to Inkc the CMC mid slate- honse officials snld there were- !»- dlcntlons thai a decision tuny te Imnded down laic next week. LITTLE HOCK, AUB. u. (UP)— Herman McCastle, Little Hock al- toniej' and former assistant «ln(c wclfnre commissioner, snld today he would Die n brief this nftor- noou with the stale supreme court nn the refunding suit now pending. Action on Medulla's U?st suit attacking legality of the refund- lug act hns been delayed by Ihe Pulaskl chancery court pending rue "iprcmq court nilln^, MccVistle said 'li'u'.woiild ask the prosecuting ullornoy's office lo Investigate a recent phone call threatening his client Ross Keii- nclls In connection wllli Ills refunding suit, but added that he did not want the mailer of the threats to ehcr any litigation because "(he refunding act should slnnd or fall on Its oivn merits." LITTLE HOCK. Aug. II. (UP)— A third lest suit nt'lncklng Governor Bailey's refunding program w'ns filed In Pulaskl County chnncury court tcday by Representative ,lohn Vescy of Hope." The suit charges that the governor's executive order authorizing ssuance of the rcffindlng bonds was Incomplete and void. Funeral jRites Held For Bailey Dudney LUXORA, Ark., Aug. 11.—Funeral services wore held yesterday aftcr- loon nl the Luxam Baptist church or Bnllcy Dudney who died nt a tfemphls hospital Wednesday, af- lernoon til one o'clock. Funeral services were conducted by Hie pns- tor, the Rev. R. E. U Beardcn, assisted by the Uev. L. P. Hemming, >astor cf the Luxoru Baptist church Mr. Dudney was born July 27. 1879. at Macon, Term. Ills parents were ihc late j. T. and Ella Bnlley Dudney. ire cnmc (o I.uxorn In 1887 nnd durlnj his entire 42 years of residence here, hns been Identified with the business nnd civic interests of his ndoptcd home tcvvn. Mr. Dudney was on his way home nst Frlduy nltenioon when he was stricken wllh paralysis. He was taken to n Memphis hospftnl M:n- Iny. but his condition continued lo become mere serious all llic lime. Mr. Dudney v.-ns mnrrlcd lo Miss Carrie Carrel) here in 1898. He was T member of the Christian church nnd the Woodmen c.f the World. licsldes his wife, he is survived by two brothers. Jack Dudney, of Colllervlllc. Teftn., nnd Duke Dudey. of Shelby Miss. Two sisters, [ \frs. Oil Ida Orandorph and • Mrs. Virginia Lcake, both of Colllcr- ville. Tcnn. Armed Europe Waits While Italy, Germany Plot Future Course Ky llnllcd Press Euvoiwnn interests centered loilrty OH an oW castle on Lnko 1'unclil ncnr Salzburg, Austria, where Iho Get-man and I In inn loi-cign niiujslors met to plot the immediate course of llie axis-powers. The process by which Germany Nine Dead In Army Plane^Crash MNCU,OT PIKr jD , Vn.. AUK. U. (UP)—Nine m-iny filers wcvu killed this afternoon when a two-motored iinny uauginii boiitbcr crushed tind burned a moment after Inking off here on u routine jirnclJco flight. The wreckage burned so fiercely thai an hour after, the accident, rescue •workcrtt had been unable to remove the bodies of the crew. A beard of air corjxi officers was convened to launch an immediate inquiry Into llie disaster, one of the worst of recent years. Storm Not of Hurricane Intensity But Carries Winds (UP)— MIAMI:, Ha., Aitjr. . A tropical storm carrying [jalo near Us center drove across the Atlantic ocean toward Die Florida east const today on a course expected 'to bring It Inland near Palm Ucach this iifterncon. , Preparations were made along the coast to weather the "blow", but the storm was not of hurricane strength and svas comparatively smnll in diameter. MIAMI, Pla., AUK/' 11. tropical storm Udny -threatened the Florida cast const between Daylona Beach and Key West wllh heavy gales and high tides as 11 maintained a steady west-northwest course through the Bahama Islands. The disturbance, not of hurricane Intensity, carried maximum winds of 40 to 50 miles nit hu. near ils center. 'Hie center (inssecl a short distance north of Nnssnu about 2 a.m., the federal hurricane warning system reported. Although the approach of: the storm did not evoke the widespread preparations seen In the case of a disturbance of damaging hurricane strength— 15 miles an hour winds' or greater— ccast guardsmen were ready, If tlie storm's course was continued, to send out warnings to Isolated .wctlcns and small vessels along the coast. A coast guard communications 'truck left Jacksonville for the threatened area. The warning system said Iho stcrm. If Its course was maintained, would reach the southeast Florida coast by mid-afternoon. Movie Star Features Two Sweaters -.. .^,.v, ^,vti... S , U ( Lliv; Pltymi'lllr L .. * f\ J-l 11 of $120,127.035. payments totaling Movie Camera Goes Alone sORR Rli no? ,,.^,-^ ^ i. „„- nf ., o With Mrs. Earl K. Long ;288,612,G87 were made on 3C5.201 policies which hatl been In force less than ten years. Southern League Tearn Bought By Cincinnati 'BIRMINGHAM, Aug. 11. (UP) — The Cincinnati Reds tcday purchased the Birmingham baseball club of the Southern Association for an unannounced sum. Little Girl Is Hurt While Playing At Park Betty Ann Mullins, three nnd a half year eld daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Mullins, was removed lo the Blythevllle Hospital today because of Injuries received when she was accidentally kicked In the side yesterday while playing a't Walker Park, X-ray pictures disclosed no fractures. ALEXANDRIA, La. (UP)—Residents of Louisiana aren't accustomed to seeing a governor's wife taking motion pictures. Where Mrs. Earl K. Long goes, her movie camera goes, and she becomes the target of other picture-snappers. One camera addict got a picture of Ihe state's first lady and several _ nitlll of her followers. His photo, when this smart developed, showed a bystander lak- eludes ivK, Ing a picture of a newspaper pho- sweaters andVknittecl sport's haf lographer who was taking a pic- The imder-sweator is of softest ture of Mrs. Long. And Mrs. Long? white angora, while iho lop one She was taking a plclure of the is of coarser knillcd wool wilh governor. I .red, white and blue edgings. nlms to absorb Danzig -without, If possible, going to war with Poland and starling a general conflict was an important point of discussion* Count Clano, the Italian foreign minister, It was expected, probably, will suggest lo German Foreign' Minister Von Rlbbentrop that Germany use patience and wait- for a pronltlous time to take over Danzig without violence . Homo Is pledged lo aid Berlin In any event, but does not regard the Daiw.lg Isinc as worth a war. Oreat Britain's public attention. was centered on results of Its al'r maneuvers and the great black out tests last night In which half of England was darkened as "enemy; airplnne.s from Iho continent"' roared over. The air ministry asserted that the defense test was a success nnd Hint London was theoretically saved 'from destruction. ' Nazi quarters, commenting , on last night's speech by Albert For-' stcr, Danzig liazl leader, on relations with Poland, continued to connect Orent Britain and France with their denunciations of Polish policy. Poland's "megalomania," they said, wan due to British and French encouragement. "SVhon Forster expressed the with of Dam.lgers that Ihe hour of freedom would soon ring and Hint the Fuehrer of the Germans would fulfill his wish lo lirlrig them back lo the Reich . . .ho: spoke to the German people from his soul," said the Bocrscu-Zeltung. "German Danzig has given ail answer which Is final ' to the Poles and to those who prod them." "those who share Poland's guilt should heed tha warning,".: said the authoritative publication blp- lomatlsch-l'olltlsch Korrespomlen?., a foreign office, mouthpiece, Any expectations that Forster mlfght have disclosed any" plans , for altering Danzig's stal\is vvere ; disappointed -As anlyzed hi; diplo- ' mntle quarters, the speech did not go beyond 'what already had- been said. ''' • . .•;•;• - ; ••;••' • . " • The most Interesting point of Ms speech, according to diplomatic observers, was his affirmation— un-- : doubtcclly authorized by Adolf Hitler— 'that Germany was standing by to defend Danzig if necessary, with force of arms. r . '.. Precisely the same thing had '. been said by Konrnd Henlein, Su- deten leader, before the .first Czechoslovak crisis, and was repeated by Hitler at the Nuremberg Niwl congress last September. Warnlny to Britain and Frahce to keep out of Central European affairs was a repetition of the Nazi standpoint that Germany Is Ihe policeman of Central Europe and pi eposes to settle her affairs there by herself. Forstcr's speech was not expected lo Increase tension but possibly, on the contrary, to have a relaxing cITect. Tennessee Band Gives "Concert" On Street Here A thirty piece band from Kenton, Tcnn., stopped here last night en route home from Lake City;. where It hail played for the water-. melon festival. - •• • A few selections were played In front of the Palace cafe before Ihe members of the band went • inside for supper. Two Men In Plane Take Off For Ireland ST. PETERS, Nova Scotia, Aug. 11. (UP)—Alex Lceb, 32, and Dick Decker, 23, both of New York City, climbed Into their Ryan monoplane today announced they/were headed fcr Ireland and took off. The fliers arrived here more than a week ago, but said ncthing about planning a tarns-Atlantic hop. They took on 350 gallons of gas before setting cut. County's Hefty Problem Is 5-Ton Lock Box JOAN' BENNETT, a slar of "The " Man in the Iron Mask", wears this smart sports outfit xvhich in- INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UP)—One of the more weighty problems confronting the Marion county commissioners is a five-ton concrete "cracker box" in the main corridor of the courthouse. Sixty-five years ago it was a lock box for payroll cash, but now—a couple of passes at the ancient padlock with a hairpin and the "safe" would be as open as a baby's in Ind. rJo longer of any use, the con- crele box has at best only one excuse for existence—a pair of till panels of oil paintings of questionable decorative value. One painting depicts children romping around their mother, who Is knitting, and the other is probably a picnic scene.

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