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VOL. XLV—NO. 26 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ——- THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND • OUTHEA81 MISSOURI ^ TIKtt }ini>4kln Tlnllii KInnr. ,11 . .. . . ~ " IP ... • , , „ — - **»*w^^W*V* Blylheville Dally New« Blytheville Courier Blytlieville Herald Mississippi Valley Le«d<-{ tSenate Approves Long-Range U.S. Housing Program Bill Colls for Slum Clearance, 810,000 Public Housing Units By Marvin I, Arrowsmlth WASHINGTON, April 22—W)— The long-range housing bill landed In the House today after Senate opproval at a stormy session. The bill authorizing a vast slum clearance program and construction of 810.000 public housing units during the next six years was passed by the Senate a few minutes before last midnight. The rote was 57 to 13. The measure also provides for a $275,000,000 farm housing program and for a research program designed to spur home construction by cutting building costs. The fate of the bill in Hie House t~-wh!ch Is In recess until Monday— Wj nncerlain. Somewhat similar bills ' vassed by the" Senate last year and In 1946 died In the other branch of Congress. House opposition in the past was directed against the public housing feature. Some influential House members stilt are contending tha^ It would lead to socialization of the building Industry. That argument was raised during the five days of Senate debate on the bill, too, but is was overridden. On final passage, 33 Democrats Joined 24 Republicans In voting for the bill. Against It were two Democrats and 11 Republicans. Sponsor of the bill—11 Democrats and an equal number of Republicans—were able to' bring about the defeat of practically all major moves to amend it. Segregation Okayed Among the amendments batted down was one by Senator Bricker (R-Ohto) and Cain (R-Wnsh) which would have prohibited segregation on the basis of race, creed or color In the renting of public housing. The proposal was beaten 49 to 31, with supporters of President teruman's civil rights program leading the fight against it. They called the amendment a move to kill tlie bill and said civil rights should be lee HOV3INQ *n Pare 12 Liqi Sunday Beer, \uor Sales Bring Fines Three Blytheville Negroes were assessed flncs totaling S350 and costs with $1:50 suspended during good behavior In Municipal Court this morning on charges of violation of liquor and beer laws. The Negroes were Lawyer Dangerfield who operates a cafe on Ash Street, his wife, Henrietta Dangerfield, • and his daughter, Louvella Dangerflcld. All entered pleas of guilty to the charges. Lawyer Daiigerfield was charged with selling beer tm Sunday and •was fined S50 and costs. Henrietta Dangerfleld was charged with selling whiskey on Sunday and selling whiskey without a permit and was assessed fines totaling $150 and costs with SoO suspended. Louvella Dan- gerneld was charged with selling whiskep on Sunday and selling whiskey without a permit and was fined a total of $150 and costs with $100 suspended. The three Negroes were arrested »• City Police last month but were Tiot docketed on the charges at the time. In other action this morning three persons were fined S5 on charges of overpaying in front of the Post Office with all or part of the fines suspended in each case. They were Harry Label of Oklahoma City, and B. D. Latimcr of Memphis who were fined S5 with S2.50 suspended and Miss Helen Dargan of Springfield, 111., whose $5 was suspended. •Larry Davis was fined S25 and costs' on his plea of guilty to charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor and Robert Gray forfeited a s-16.15 cash bond on a similar charge. f / Dorado Man Dies As Car Goes in Creek MAGNOLIA, Ark.. April 22— W)— W. L. McElroy. about 50. of El Dorado Ark., drowned when his automobile plunged into a creek near here early today. Authorities said McEJroy's automobile failed to negotiate a sharp curve and crashed into the stream The vehicle was dicovcrcd submerged in about six feet of water Coroner Fred Lewis said' death was due to drowning. mATHEVlLLK. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1949 York Stocks (1:30 P.M. Q Am. T & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda Beth Steel Chrysler John Deere ....... Gen. Electric Gen. Motors ...... Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward Lockheed Co National Distillers J. C Penney Co. .. Radio ,.. Republic Steel .... Socony-Vacuum , Standard Oil N, j. Srflrs, Roebuck ... Texas Co U. S. Steel 144 64 5-8 30 29 1-2 50 1-8 33 7-8 36 7-8 58 24 1-8 53 1-2 19 n 3-4 45 1-8 12 1-S 22 18 1-4 67 3-8 37 1-2 52 3-4 British Sloop Trapped by Reds TWELVE PAGES The British sloop Amethyst, which was shelled and grounded Wednesday when the broke out, was trapped today by Communist guns. She was out of range of Hod B mis buT'could 'not pro'cwd down river because of threatening shore batteries between her present position mid Shanghai. (AP Wire- photo.) K of C Convention Opens Tomorrow Blytheville and Three Other Councils Hosts For Catholic Group Final plans for the 41st annual Arkansas convention of Knights of Columbus to be held here Saturday through Monday were drafted last night R(. a special meeting of the Blytheville Knights of Columbus Council. The convention in Blytheville is being sponsored Jointly by the Councils of Blytheville, Pocahon- Us, Jonesboro, and Paragould, with an expected attendance of more than 200. A. R. Wctenkamp. worthy grand knight of the council here, Arthur Brickey of Osceola, Crippled British Sloop Again Hit in Effort to Flee Red Guns SHANGHAI, April 22. W-The crippled British sloop Amethyst was hit again today by Communist artillery when she tried to move up tlie Yangtze to Nanking, it was reliably reported tonight. It was not known If there v'ere^ any new casualties. In all. 44 British seamen and district deputy, are to represent the council as delegates, and alternate 6a delegates from this council are ' J. F. Montandon of Blytheville and Herbert Shippen of Osceola. To Confer Degrees A two-day schedule, starting with registration at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Hie Hotel Noble and Includng entertainment for the wives of the visiting Knights, will include ex- emplication of " --- -- _.. have been killed and at least 82 wounded by Communist gunners in attacks on four British warships, beginning Wednesday. , Nineteen ol the dead were among the Amethyst's crew and included the captain, Lt. Cmdr. B. M. Skinner. His body nnd one other, and the remainder of the Amethyst's wounded reached Shanghai by train tonight. Several or the wounded suffered loss of limbs. British naval authorities said the other 17 dead from the Amethyst had been burled "at sea," presumably In the big river. Tlie Amethyst, first British ship attacked, was trapped In the river miles east of Nanking while on a routine mission to that Nationalist capital. The destroyer Consort, cruiser London and sloop Black Ssyan were hit when they vainly tried to go to the Amethyst's aid. All fired back at the Communists on the. north bank. . Earlier today, the Amethyst moved ten miles downstream towards Congress Given Health Program Controversial Plan To Be Embodied in A Special Message WASHINGTON, April 22. Ol'j— 1'rcslrlcnt Truman asked Congress ajain today (o vote compulsory mrillcal Insurance an part of a national health program. By Francis M. 1* May WASHINGTON, April 22. </!>)— President Truman's controversial national health Insurance plan goes Congress today. Its basis Is a tlift p-ivtt^jment pay rtn ' *' ' '"'' " "' tax to Some lawmakers expected in ad- At T p.m. Sunday Mr. Montandon will be master of ceremonies at the banquet, with J. p. Farney of Pine Bluff, past state deputy, scheduled to make the principal address. Other speakers will include Arthur P. Jones, state deputy, of Jonesboro. and the Rev. Father McDevitt. Mr. Wetenkamp will give the welcoming address. Monday activities will start with Rcqueim Mass at 8 p.m. in memory of deceased members, and will be followed with a business session at the Legion Hut and a Dutch the Hut for the lunch, served at delegates, and the entire afternoon session has been designated for business, including the election of state officers. Luncheon for Women During the convention program entertainment features will include vocal presentations by Pan! Oret;,,well, Jr.. of Memphis. Miss Flelma Johnser. student of the Conservatory of Music at New York, and Miss Jean Sarber. accompanist. Entertainment activities for the women will Include a luncheon at the Hotel Noble at 12:30 Sunday, a luncheon Monday, and a theater party at Osceola Monday nllernoon- Mrs. Bob MDKinnon of Manila Is completing the plans for the Sunday luncheon and entertainment, and Mrs. Montandon and Mrs. Brickey, are co-chairmen of the luncheon on Monday. The group will be the guests or Miss Emma Cox at the Gem Theater at Osceola. Lunch at the Snack Bar in Osceola will follow the theater party. Funds Contributed To Red Cross Now Show $10,618 Total Community reports for the 1949 fund campaign for the Chicknsawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross arc still coming In, but no reports have been received from five or six, and onlv partial reports for other. Jack Pinley Robinson, film, csmpai^n chairman said today. Mr Robinson said the total collections now show $10.618.14 of the 513.743 nuota collected. 5155 was reported this morning by Charle.s Lnngston, chairman for collection at Number Nine, and S25 from R. A. Nelson, chairman of solicitation from Lake Street east. Other contributions recently received include Slo from the area from Second to First street, collected by R L. Wade and Harold Thompson; $74.10, collected at the West End Business district by Barney Crook. Gup Eberdt, Jack Thro, and Charle Henley: and $3 from Ward 10 3-* 11 reported by M». Barl Buckley. Three other British men-of-war who tried to go to the Amethyst's relief lay at Shanghai wharves, crippled by Communist shell fire. All four had fired back on their attackers. British naval authorities tonight counted 44 dead as a result of the Communist artillery attacks. Two of the wounded, including the captain of the Amethyst, were said to have died of their wounds. An estimated 82 were Injured but that toll may be higher. It was not known how many communist casualties resulted from British naval lire. The U. S. Naval Hospital Ship Repose arrived at Shanghai from the Western Fleet Base at Tslng- tao and its facilities were turned over to the British. It was during attempts to reach the Amethyst that the 10.000-ton cruiser London, tlie destroyer Consort and the sloop Black Swan were hit by Communist, artillery on the Yangtze's north bank. Army Secretary Royall Resigns; Johnson 'Sorry' WASHINGTON, April 22. <tf\— Defense Secretary Johnson said today he Is sorry that Army Secretary Royall "has felt impelled to return to private life." The defense chief, in a statement commenting on Royall's resignation, snld Royall "g.ive unstinting and vigorous support" to both former Defense Secretary Forrcstal and lo him. "Since I took office, Johnson said, "Mr. Royall and I have never been in disagreement over the issues confronting the national military establishment today." President Truman announced yesterday that he had accepted Royall's resignation, effective April J7, and had chosen no successor. U.S. Grand Jury Indicts Missourian on S3 Counts KANSAS CITY. April 22 Wl — Harry J. Murphy, bankrupt Tarkio, Mo., business man was indicted today by a federal Jury on 83 counts charging violation? oi the Federal Mall Fraud and National Stolen Property Acts. The former implement dealer and man of many enterprises was charged In 62 of the counts with using the mails to defraud. The remainder of the counts charged violation of the National Stolen Property Act. Tne indictment charged thai, through his alleged scheme, Murphy led prospective customers to believe hp could obtain certain farm machinery for them, principally tuppli- The White House announced yesterday that a special message would BO lo Congress today embodying Mr. Truman's health legislation. It may call for outlays of about $6,000.000,000 a year and new taxes of nearly three per cent against employes' pay and employers' payrolls. It is not likely to pass this year, but may be brought to a showdown in the Congressional election year—1950. Capitol Hill speculated beforehand the President would propose: 1. A health insurance system covering 85 per cent or more of the population _ including employed persons and the sell-employed and their dependents. 2. A pronilse Hint insured persons would be entitled to medical and dental service for general practitioners and specialists, home nursing care, hospital care, laboratory service, x-rays, expensive prescribed medjcines. eye glasses and special appliances. 3. Free choice of doctor and dentist by the patient, as well as the right to change one's choice. 4. Leaving to every qualified doctor, dentist, niiKc and hospitn! the choice of partlcipnling or not. and the right to accept or reject patients. Such guarantees might apply lo organized groups of practitioners, clinics, consumer cooperatives and similar health service plans as well as to individuals. Hospitals that participate might be ns- sured freedom from governmental supervision or control. the School Problems Are Discussed A! C. of C. Forum Jonesboro Leaders Assist Committee; State Official Speaks Blytheville cltiwns most Interested In solving Ilielr school problems obtained valuable Information yesterday from what their neighbor city of Jo.iesboro Is doing to provide more revenue lo solve similar problems. The Information was presented by Herbert McAdums; president of tlie Jonesboro school board, Lloyd Ooff, superintendent of Jonesboro schools, and others who attended a forum arrange,! by Hie education commlllec of Ihc Blylheville Chamber of Commerce. The nicolliiK mis held In the City Hull, Other speakers Included A. W. Ford, nssislnnt commissioner of Ihc Slate Department of Education, W. II. Nicholson, superintendent of Hie Dlylhcville schools, and U. S. Branson, architect, who Is preparing preliminary plum for K high school for tilylhcvlllc. Financial problems rreclvrt! lli« most attention ,,f Iho forum •pcakrrs, nnd srvcrnl cxprtxurit the view M'liCH)! problems »rc liwiil problem* and can bfsl bt. solve,! by the Individual dhtrMi rntlirr l)i:m (iraklng to WnKlllnir- lon lor «talc aid fur rdiiciillim, or In the stulc for greater a.wh- liince. Oscar Fendler, chairman of Ihc C. of C. committee presided and Worth O. Holder, secretary-manager of the chamber presented statistics showing that the Blylheville district now | U is ,„, enumeration of 'U:!5 children ol school age svlUi nearly 4.000 enrolled. It Is esllmaled that the district by 1D52 will hnvii nn cimincrAlloi, of will, the present facilities taxed to the limit The number ol school units has Increased from seven at the beginning of the 1040-4' term to 16 at the present time with the Increase due largely to annexation of outlying districts. The district now has nn assessed valuation for tax purposes of $5.282,000, whch wllh an 18-mlll tax would yield about »05,000 a year for school purposes Mr. Ford discussed the possibilities of obtaining school funds through legislation now before Congress Intended to provide fc/Vrol nld '(-.' isa^urrs, ui.Ci ity bill* iuC.-u,i't!H 10 give assistance to districts with building programs. Slute Heayy Contributor He also explained the manner In which state, funds for ed " -, are allocated back to the lof Irlcts. It was brought out III , ujul districts In Arkansas now provide about 33 per cent of their own revenues and depend on the state for the balance. The Blytheville district's locnl support is no greater than the average for all distrclts In the .stale. Mr. McAdams told the group of See SCHOOLS on I'aje 9 Farm Labor Conference Is Scheduled Mississippi County Fnrm Bureau officers have been asked lo attend a stair meeting at the Hotel Rusher )> Brink-ley, at 2 p.m. Wednesday to discuss Improvements In the Mexican labor situation in the stale Keith J. Dllbrey and D. V Maloch, county agents for North and South Mississippi County, both of will attend. Indicated loclay Nationalist Points Fall as Rel Army Meets Little Resistano SINGLE COPIES FIVE KK»S AHVANCK— Coimmmlsls (roops swarming across the today captured com the Nationalists Kin southwest of lnn B yln .U), Kwolchln. 130 mllcn NnnUng. and clowns or lessor point. between Wnhu 60 miles southwest of the capital, and Auklng. 160 mile, southwest. Fires from Red shelling burned In rukow, aoruu, the river fro,,, Nanking At <A» Is the polnl on the YaiiKUo where Red Run, crippled the British sloop Amethyst. Slmdcd area U Coimminl«l-)iol<l. (Al» Wlroiilioto.) Theatrical Touches in Slaying Of Opera Singer Puzzle Police ATLANTA, April 22. (/D-i-ollce were trying to leavn today "what happened, where, when, and W hy" | n 0 ,c slrnngu staying of opera singer John Garrls. 'We're doing everything possl- ble."'sald Chief ot Detectives E. I. Hlldcrbrand, "but we havo learned very little." What looked like promising clues were fading out. 2« hours alter the body of Iho 35-year old Metropolitan Opera tenor wns found In « dreary alley. A bullet wound was through the heart. Hlldcrhrand listed these angles 5. Payment of the costs of various services be met from the national insurance fund, instead of by the patient. whom that several farmers from liils'arca would attend. Tlie meeting was called by the Field Crops Comnilltce, ol which Charles Rose of Roscland Is a member, after it was suggested by the Arkansas Fnrm Bureau Federation's board o! directors. The committee members Indicated that the meeting was called to plan the labor program, nnd lo present the problem to stale 'officials in charge of farm labor recruitment and lorclRii labor acquisition, who will attend the mectltiK at Brlnkley. Among the evils scheduled to be stopped would be the bidding for labor at the border, and delay cause by the confusion al border sites. $349 of $700 Lost by Blytheville Men, Killed in Auto Accident, Is Recovered A 16-year-o!d Tiirrell Negro Is being held In the Crittenden County jail at Marion today charged with larceny in connection with the theft of • approximately $700 In cash at the scene of the accident last Friday which claimed the lives ol Milliard and Raymond English. Bly- tiicvllle brothers, near Turrell. A representative of the sheriff's office said this morning that Sam Junior Cook. Negro of Turrell. had admitted finding the money near the scene of the accident. He led officers to the hiding places of $343 of the money, and officer said. He told officers that he had used $362 of the money lo purchase a motor bike. The motor bike was recovered. A deputy sheriff stated thai an investigation of the Negro youth began when he turned up In Turrell with a new molor bike earlier thla week. He was arrested lut night. Mrs. Milliard English said this :s that were , morning that her husband had ap- Uut Urn*. J proxlmaUly SIM in caih !• hit billfold at the time of the accident but she had believed that the money was burned with the car. She stated that the money was part, of an insurance settlement which her husband had received only the day before the fatal accident for another accident several months before In which he was seriously Injured and his car demolished. Her husband, who was Blytheville dlslrlbutor for Ihc Meadowbrook Dairy Company of Memphis, had Inlcnded to use the money as a downpaymcnt on a new truck while In Memphis from where he and his brother were returning at the time of the accident, Mrs. English said. She also stated that a wrist watch belonging to Raymond English »nd » cigarette lighter belonging to Milliard, were reported missing In tht accident but were found several days later In the possewlon o( an- Tuiteli yo«U>. on which detectives were working: "Some" membetj of the Metro- tx)!ltpn .Cjjvy:.!.group wei . questioned i.i .., mphis last night, where the performance went on as scheduled. Hoi i c irt e Lieut. M. M. Coppenger still was In Memphis, and names were not available. Tnxl drivers at the terminal railroad station were questioned, wllh- oul results. Tills led to the theory lhat Oarrls may have been shol In a private automobile, and his body dumped in the nlley. Detective. 1 , said It would have taken a powerful man, or probably two, to hnve lifted the body of the 176-pound singer. A telephone call which darrls made from his hotel to the YMCA failed lo produce anything definite. Eight members of 11,e opera company were slaying at the Seek Clnse Friend The rtclentlvc chief said officers would like to question "a close male friend" of Oarris'. Ililderbrand declined to go Into details, although he said Coppenger may bring ad- tilllonnl Information along this line when he returns. "Murder Is usually fouled up," Coppeiigc said, "but this U worse than the most." Police, hardened to hoodlum killings, saw n touch of artistry In Ihe death of the foreign-born opera tenor. His protagonist aimed at his heart. It was not a gangster's crude or random shot. A steel-jacketed bullet brought death. An autopsy surgeon found It lodged In Ihe spine. It had pierced the heart. Nor was it a crime for monetary gain. Oarrls' purse with J20 in K was near the body. A costly wrist watch was on his arm. Instead, Ihore were fantastic ftnd theatrical touches. Oarrts was hatless and conllcss when a Negro porter found him dead 1n the misty rain. TJie singer's coat, unptarced by a bullet, and his hat were found atop » garbage can three blocks away. Weathei Arkansas forceaM: Cloudy fo Partly cloudy, scattered showers southeast portion this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Not much change In tcmpcr- alu) Missouri forecast: Fair this afternoon and tonight, becoming partly cloudy Saturday with a few widely scattered light showers likely late Saturday. No Important change In temperatures. Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yesterday— 67. Sunset today—6:38. -' Sunrise tomorrow—5:19. Precipitation 24 hours to T loday—.09. Total since Jan. 1—22.19. Mean lempcrature (midway twcen high and low)—60. Normal mean for April—61. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—6*. Maximum yesterday—73. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —20.03. be- Soybeans May Open High Low Close 227 J37.K 225H 225'.i 226 Memphis Bank Robber Shot During Capture INDIANAPOLIS, April 22 (/!•) _ Clyde Milton Johnson, the FBI's PuWI6 Enemy No. I, lay in critical condition at General Hospital today with a his back. Johnson was wounded In n r.. nlnj; gun fight with three PHI ag- ont.s J:i crowded Monument Clrclo last night. Bnllci.i struck two automobiles and Iho monument. FBI ABcnt Harvey Foster .mid Johnson was charged with robbing the north side branch of tlio First National Bunk at Memphis, Tcnn., Kcb. n and with escaping from the Dndo County'Jail at Miami, Fla., March 1. Foster snld Johnson "1* the mm. the FBI across the nation wanted more thar. any other man at this time." Johnson's wife, Tllllle Olaze Johnson, 25. was arrested nl a downtown hotel a few minutes artcr he was captured. Foster said she was charged will, helping | n t(,c Miami escape and with being an accessary alter thu fact to the bunk robbery. The three FBI men tried to arrest, Johnson as he walked out of the hntrl, on Washington Street, the main downtown thoroughfare. He drew his Rim, opened fire and sprinted up Meridian Street to the clrcb. hub ol the city's business dislilcl. Joliiuon commandeered a passing automobile, but the driver. Walter atone of Ildlnnapolis, stopped It nnd fled. With bullcl.s whistling past him, Johnson ran through a crowd waiting n t a bus stop and leaped Into a parted t.ixlcab. As Ihc cab started lo pull iiway, one of the FBI men leapcil onto the rear and fired point- blaiik through the rear window. Ho saw Johnson slump, but the fugitive remained conscious, and ordered the cab driver, Ocorgc Johnson, tc, tnke him to a doctor. The doctor called police who took Johnson U' the hosplUl. Memorial Fund Drive Donations Now Total $3.073 Contribution; totaling J213.35 were reported today for the Mississippi County Memorial Association's drive to raise M.OOO for the purchase of a rmmnrial marker for the county's war dfad. The additional contributions bring the tol->l amount subscribed to date to W.073.SS. Tl c list of contributions reported today Included: $25 each from Bly- thcvllle Water Company and the KnlRhts of Columbus; Ritz and Roxy Theaters $15; J. c. Penney Co.. Ouards Jewelry, Blytheville Soyiiciii Corporation, Balls Frailer. Lions Club and Mlssco lumber Company, each $10. Barney's Dnig Store, City Ice and Storage Co!, Clcne Bradley, O. E. Keck, S. J. Cohen nnd Co.. Marcus Evrard, Ed Pergnwn, Oscar Fcndlcr, Hart's Auto P.irls, Robinson Lumber Co., and William Tcgetholf, each S3; Room 102 Sudbury School 1385; W. M. Burns and J. p .Homer each $3; Jerry Cohen $250; E. T. Huhbard, Woods Drug Store, H. J. Meadows, and H. Rlttenbcrry each »2; Freeman-Henley Grocery, W. P. Holcom, Mra. VT. T. Ober*t, Chr.rles Per.n. Mrs. Cliff Sharp. A. C. Spllfingx Mrs. E. 8. Wlldy, and Ed B. Cook $1 each; and an anony- t&out ooiitabuUon oi $&, Top-Ranking Chinese in Nanking Flee By Seymour Topping NANKING, April M 0»>_ Yungtw Valley port*, cttUM and towiift feel like clay pigeon* today before a. mounting Red onslaught. So weak via government opposition that wholesale desertion* to the Communists were /eared, foreign military observe™ said a geiw- ral troop withdrawal may have been ordered Nanking wn.s fast emptying o! officialdom. High level Chinese, weurlnp while helmet* for the tropics and many swinging tennl» rnc.'<cu, bolted for departing plane*. AclliiB President LI Tsung-Jen, Premier Ho Ylng-Chln and Oea' Pal Cl>iing-HM. commander of tht central front, new to Hangehow for mi Important meeting with retired President Chiang Koi-Shelt<j nmy be asked to take over the government again. Most Important cities below th« YiiiiBl7X! In Red hand* were Xi*ng- yln, 85 miles east at here, Kwelchln, 130 mllca southwest. «nd down, of lesser places between Wuhu, flo mlleg southwest of here and AnkJng, 1M milc.i southwest. Could Isolate Capitol From Kwelchln, the Communist* could march straight to the sea at Hangchuw, leas than 2OO mile* away. Such a move would Isolate Shanghai and Nanking to the north. Tharo was no way of estimating the Communist strength across th« river. Tlie ricd radio said 300,000 troop.* had swarmed over the river In small wooden txwts between 7?tt 1m and Anklng alone. Thu> flgur* probably was exaggerated. Fires from Communist shell* burned m Pukow, across the rlv« from Nanking. The capital'* popui lacs was not overly excited. Uost people had become resigned to thi Reds' taking the capital. The Foreign Office urged foreign embassies to follow It to Shanghai or Cantor.. U, 8. •Ambassador J. Lelgnton Stuart had made no plan* Nanking. ": Wame« T* \.fn» -.^^ With CommUnLit, tc tKe cut threatening to cut off all roadi (o Shnnehiil, the U. S. Bmbanjr warni ed Americana to get out now. (The State Department >n Washington reported .approximately 300 Americans were, attached to th« cmbn.i5y. Eighty-seven more TJ. •. cltizoa'! still were In the capital. The U. 8 embassy took note in- dlrect'v of the peril on the Yang- tie, where Communist artillerymen (lied on four British warships, dun- aging all four and killing tt or mor» crewmen. In l»i warning lo American* rt noted that the river now wa« blockaded and that a U. 8. naval veMel recently anchored here had mored down tc Shanghai. In Mew of th« blockade, a statement said, the re- lurn of R navsl vessel to help bring out Americans Is unlikely. The embassy also, noted that th« Marine g,iard here had been reduced tc a handful on protective duty In the embassy. They will not be available to help In the removal of American nationals. Truman Farm Legislation To Be Studied Directors of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau will hold a dinner meeting i n Hotel Noble at 7:30 pjn. Monday to discuss provisions of th« Truman administration's farm pr»gram recently submitted to Congress by Charles p. Brannan, secretary of agriculture. The meeting was called by H. ]». Ohlendorf of Osceola, president ol the Farm Bureau in the county. Mr. Ohlendorf said that along with the discussion of the proposal, a survey of farmers interest relative to various phases of farming, would be made. Committee* lor the Farm Bureau will then b« named on a basis of the Interest of the members. Motorists Get Warning On Post Office Parking Chief of Police John Foster today warned motorists that In the future drivers of all cars found parked overtime in the I0-minut« parking zone In front of the Post Office on Broadway Street will be hailed Into Municipal Court. Chief Poster stated that to the past it has been the policy of the Poll'* Department to tow all car* found overparked In th«t or* to polic- headquarters with the driven being reprimanded and required to pay a (1 tow charge but that In th» future charge of overparlrlng wlfl be filed against the drivers. •'Under the new city traffic eo*» 10-mlnule parking Is allowed In tht Post Office tone between the boun ot 8 am. and 4 pjn. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 33—1:30 pJn quotatlona; . Open High Low Ltt Mar. (1MO) 3MI Mr 3M M M*y 3301 330* 3315 3M July 3»1 03» BU 3tt Oct. »tt 2901 3M 3N

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