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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUIU VOL. XLV—NO. 32 Blythcvllle Daily News Blylheville Courier Blythevllle Hcrnld Mississippi Valley Lender WA'THKVILLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, ID'19 POURTEKN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Service League For Blytheville Selects Officers Agency to Serve as Correlating Group For City Betterment's Representatives of 28 civic and other Blytheville organizations meeting yesterday afternoon in th" City Hall unanimously endorsed Ihe idea or setting of a Community Service Council lo correlate activities for city betterments and elected permanent officers for Ihe new organisation. The following officers were elected by acclamation: Tne Rev. Lester D. Strubhar. pislor of the First Christian Churc-i and president of the Blytheville Ministers' Association, chairman. Sanders, co-owner of the Pepsi Colri Bottling Company and j^ one of tlie leaders in the movement ^ to form a correlating agency such a.i the service council, first vice chairman. Mrs. H. W. Wylie. member of the Bl>thcvillc School Board and civis leader, second vice chairman. W. D. Tommey, princis>al of the Blythcvllle Junior High School, scc- relary." Idea Wins Approval The idea for the creation of the council grew out of suggestions made during last, summer's community development clinic arranged by the Biylheville Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the Arkansas Economic Council - State Chamber of Commerce. J. P. Tuoliey. representing the slate organization, conducted a series '.,! clinics here to discuss the city's needs and steps lo meet those needs. A preliminary report on accomplishments was sent to the sponsoring agency, which conduct ct 1 similar clinics in many cities throughout the stale, and in this repcrt it was revealed that many of the suggested betterments had been made in Blytheville. & Realizing that there are many '" projects Which merit attention, and «ekin<; a broad program in which all OT';iniizalions can participate, j 1,. Gunn, president of the Bly- theviUf Chamber of Commerce, and oilier civic leaders launched the move esa-lier this year lo sel up 111-.Community Service council. -IK Agencies Listed Forty-six .-.;.. 1 argBrilE'.tlons hav« been listed for menvber.shlp on the and representatives from nearly all ot them expressed approval of tlie.'Idea. Alvin Huffman, Jr., presided over yesterday's meeting in the absence ot Mr. Gunn, who last week was elected temporary chairman of tlic new agency. It, was explained yesterday that each of the 46 organizations will designate a council representative to assist in planning ol various community betterment programs and serve's* liasion officer between the council and the civic group he represents It also was suggested that residents of each of the organization serve as ex-officio members of the council. Tentative plans cull for monthly sessions of the new council and date, for the first meeting is >a be selected soon by the newly elcc- led officers. Flee Advancing Communists Communist Army Seizes Wuhing in Hangchow Drive Reds May Seal Off Shanghai; U. S. Navy Ships Standing By Peclicabs loaded with refugees and all the belongings they ciui carry block the streets of Shanghai. The Chinese are fleeing as Communist armies advance toward China's Inrgcst city. CAP Wirepholo via radio from Shanghai.) Diplomats See Big Difficulties Facing East-West Agreement !!>• John M. Ilichlcwcr WASHINGTON, April 20. (/I')—Diplomatic authorities said Uxlr.y Umt great difficulties lie in the way of full agreement between Russia atiri the Western powers on the unification and joint control of all Germany. + They took this view do.spite hope Crucial Talks Held on Reds Blockade Offer 'or an curly end to the Russian blockade of Berlin. Official statements, including Secretary Acheson's speech hi New York Iftst night, are making H !n- crcasinyly clear lh:it without basic ;x>licy changes by Russia, the East- West split in Germany cannot be closed. So far there is no evidence that such policy changes arc In prospect. The talks held lo date by American Ambassador Philip Jessup and Deputy Soviet Foreign Minister Jakob M a 1 Ik are repoi ted to b a ve dealt only with tlie problem of lift- in? the blockade aud arranging a meeting of the council of Foreign Ministers—but, not with what the foreign ministers might accomplish. The fact is that Washington officials regard tbe possible meeting as a testing ground of the ability of Russia and the American-Hri- lish-French bloc to reach any constructive agreement, possible abol- I which Jessup made Wednesday forjitiou nf the blockade is anticipated a formal declaration of Russia's 1 here as n Western victory in a sin- NEW YORK, April 29— f/P; —Representatives of the United States and Russia were to meet here nt •1 p.m. <2 p.m. CST) today on the Berlin blockade question. The nice till JT scheduled , (or , the Soviet neadqftai'tcrs between Phillip C. Jessup, U.S. Ambassndor- at-large, und Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob A, Malik. The mtt there last on Wednesday. Today's meeting v:as requested by Malik. This may mean the Soviet representative has received a written reply from Moscow to a reques ll> Pi<0 llLUU|isim SHANGHAI. April 29 fiVj—Com- munist troons lodiiy sci/.cd Wullln,;, a key point 40 miles north ol H; clunv, Hit main prop for Shanghai. Wuhing us 3G miles west of Kushing, control point on the ShaiiB I'angchow railroad. Kashing, G2 miles southwest o] Shun^hnl, was In the path of Hed column driving south from Sooclvnv (Wuli.slen). A Nationalist communique suid a Red drive on .Shanghai appeared to be a move to protect the [lank of the .southbound columns. Il averted Ihe force coming from the west hud been chocked ulxint 1*7 mil", west o» the metropolis near Kunshnn on (he Slmnuhai-Nim- km..; railway, 'lYiilns to Kun.shan had quit rimnlng. The Shanghai garrison reported the cni)tnr.s of Wuhlng now were advancing .south toward !hinnchow. II earlier had reported the Cnm- munis' 2:<rd Army was operating in this region. Ahu ill llAiiKfhow It appears that the main Red push l.s aimed now nl Hani:chow. iiot Shani;luil. With the capture of Hangchov;. Shanghai would be sealed off hy hind. This could mean thut au attack on Shanghai will l>e delayed. Tlic garrison said ft strong force nl government troops was deployed between Hangchow and the Iled.s in the. north. The garrison siilrt the Reds were liuaded toward WhkniiK. 25 miles iiortlwcsl of Hailgchow. The communique quoted He.l prisoners ns saying Communist, troops whr- crossed the YanglM had only Ihret days rations and were without supply rations. Tl"! garrison charged the Communist': were looting the countryside in occupied areas, searching for 'nod. Vice Admiral Osciir C. Biulscr commander of the Western Pacific Fleet., siild U. a. Navy forcc-s would be re'Miieii at Wasting as long :is needed "in the .safe evacuation of Ameiloan l.ationnls from Shanghai." Wusir.JE Is some 10 miles from Shanghai where the wh flows into the Yangtze. Red's Broadcast Claim Of 'Hacking to Pieces' Seven Nationalist Armies SAN FRANCISCO, April W. M>( --The Chinese Communist Hudlo siiid (oday the major part ol seven Nationalist lU'inle.s were being hacked to pieces between HaiiR- chow mid Nanking. The radio said more Ilian 40,000 prisoners had been taken. Tho Nationalist arndos wore idontl- fied us the 51sl. 4lh. 28th. 4l)th. 90th, Clith imd 20th. (Previously the IHUh and 20lh were reported "wiped out." The radio, heard by the Associated Press in San l-'ranclseo, said Soochow was eaplurcd yesterday morning. Soochow is the Junction of the NnnkinK-Shiiiig- hal and Sooehow-Kashlng railways. Key Nationalist Point Falls Banks Get Extra Funds for Loans position on lifting the blockade. However, a U. S. spokesman said he had no knowledge whether Malik had received a reply. This was regarded as the crucial meeting in the scries that started privately last Feb. 1ft when Jessup first approached Malik on the Berlin problem at Lake Success. If the Russian answer is satisfactory to the Western powers, it may •pen the way for lifting of the ilocknde quickly and an agreement Population Count Jonesboro Less Than 15,000 JONESBORO. Ark.. April 29 — A specail count by Bureau of the Census officials has been completed here anrt Supervisor Martin E. Edwards has reported to Mayor Herbert J. Hosier that Jonesboro hart, as of April 15, a population of M.I58D. Jonesboro business men expressed disappointment over the census count. They lind earlier estimated the population here to be between 15.000 ami 23.000 persons. The preliminary total may be increased before the olfirial report is matte, however. Mr. Edwards sale all persons who were not enumerated still have a week to file thci enumeration forms. The officia covint will be announced later from the Bureau of the Census in Wash- i Ington. The total when last official census was made in 1340 was 11,729. niyllievillc Has 15.001 A similar census was made here in Blytheville last December by the federal agency and the final count showed a total oK 15.091. The figures for Blythcville include areas annexed to the city during the past year, but did not include an esti- • ^^niatcrl 1.200 persons residing at the [I^Pjormer Army air base. Airlift Cost $149 Million During First Ten Months WASHINGTON. April 29. (,r>— Oper-.lion of the airlift into Berlin during the first ten months has cost the United States SH9.0G-1.200, Rep Van Zaudt (R-Pai s;\id today. There is talk now it may not be needed much longer, that the Russians may end their land blockade of Berlin. Van Zandt, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, provided figures for the Congressional Record showing this cost breakdown: Operation, S-15,825,100; support, $57,310,700; reserve, S28.958.700; wrecked planes. S7.522.000. and depreciation of aircraft, $9,987,700. meeting of ;1 oreiRn Ministers }erman question. the on Council of the whole Leo the Lip Again Gets Indefinite Suspension After Brawl with Fan CINCINNATI. April 29—Wi—Leo Durocher. mannecr of the New York Giants, wns suspended indcfinately todiiy by Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler. The suspension was the result of disturbance following the game yesterday between Brooklyn and New York, when Dnrochcr allegedly struck a fati. Durocher was ordered to appear before the commissioner in Cincinnati May °. "The commissioner is making n complete investigation of the case." Walter Mulbry. baseball secretary, said in announcing the suspension. Leachville Adds $63 to Fund for Missco Memorial A report of S03 from Leachville was turned in to the Mississippi County Memorial Association today to bri'ir the total collections for the meinorial marker for the ^'ar •; from this county to S2.849.78. inc'.llrtinp an additional $30 collected todav in Blytheyille. The Blylheville contributions Included So ill memor from Mrs. Pearl Evans of her son. Howard L, Evars Dr. F. A. Robinson. Reid p.nd Roy. and Frank Whltworth add- eci ?5 each to contributions in Bly- ihcville and the United Daughters o' the Confederacy. StO. Lf'.chville contributions Included So each from Leroy Carter. E. J Freed, Leachvllle Exchange, Leach- villc Lumber Company. Dr Rodman W. E. Ripgftcr. Wheeler Furniture Company, and Weinberg'-s Store; S 1 from Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Smith; S2 each from G. A. Hipp. France •Smith and W. I.. T.iber; and S rach from Tram Barnes. C. B. Gauf Buddy Hcward, Earl Hudson. Johi Jackson. W B. Mooring, L. G. Pate T. J. Pierce, Charles Wilson an Mrs. Mabel Williams. gle battle of a continuing cold war. Insofar as the opportunity for Russia and tlie Western powers to neet is concerned, the lifting of the blockade would restore the situation lo about wlmt it »as a year ago before the Soviets sought to isolate Berlin. At that time the Western powers served notice (hey would not negotiate so long as the Russians held pistol to their heads; now the Russians may be ready to lay the pistol down. Meanwhile, a new situation has been created within the Western b'oc and Acheson in his speech to the American Newspaper publishers Association in New York last night blamed this squarely on Russia. He said the Russians bad .sought economic and political control of Germany In the early postwar period and had refused to make reasonable agreements for the future of a democratic German state, so the Western powers went ahead v'ith their own plans. V^ississippian's Appointment May Test 'Patronage' WASHINGTON. April 29. W'l— Democratic National Chairman J. toward McGrath asked Senator ilennis (D-MissI to sec President Truman with him today in what Is 'ecarded as a test case oil patron- ige for Dixie Democrats. McGrath told a reporter he in- ends to recommend lo the Pres- dcnt the appointment of State Circuit Judce J. p. Coteman of Ackerman. Miss., as United States mar- shall. Coleman was Stcnnis' choice for the patronage post. If he gets the Job. it will be looked on as a sign that Mr. Truman holds no political grudge against n Senator who—while he opposes the Truman civil rights program—did nol lake an actiyc part in the Soufhern general election fight against the President last year. The Coleman appointment u - as May Di-al Wllli Rei's WASHINGTON, April 29 I/P) — State Department officials said today tho United States expects to develop "working 'contacts" wit-h Chinese Communist officials but this dofs not mean recognition or approval o! their regime. T' comment came here after a British Foreign Office spoke-smim said Britain Is trying to establish 'friendly relations" with the Chinese Communist (jovernmcivl. Brirdn nnd Ihe United States recently "exihansod views," SUite Department informants said, on the advisability of retaining their con- nlales in Communust territory In China. !t is understood they agreed that would be the proper course to [ollor.-. $1,200,000,000 Made Available by Lower Reserve Requirement WASHINGTON. April 20 W)— F.f- feclive next week ,lhc 7,000 banks of tho Federal Ilescrve System will have nn rxtrn $1,200.000.000 available for lending. Financial experts siild lodi\y Ih it Ls enough to give Ihe lagging economy a ixwei'ful "shot'in Ihe arm" —provided bankers and iiolcntlid borrowers \vnlil to take risks. A Federal Reserve Board order was responsible. 1^ empowers tlic bank.i to lend the money by culling 11, '2ul>, 00.000 off the amount they wt-ic required U) have In non- lend-Able reserves. The nidtivc of making lending easier was made plain. The Iwat'd Itself, in announcing the order lust night, stressed thai loans by these banks have dropped $1.500,000.000 since tlic start, of this yenr. Wmild Coimtrr Deflation All Increase In lonns — noUibly loans t'' business, w'hlch have fallen farther and lasler In IBM than any year 01: record—would counter recent ctcMulioiiary circcls rcllccted in lower prices, production, sales and employment. The availability of fxlin fimrts more than double t.hc total Icnd- able funds on hand at banks us of Wednesday—Ls expected to give lenders a "psychological" Illl afford!'-/; them a nigger cash mar gin am! an Incentive to gel a rc- lurn on the money. Neverihele.'W, there WIV.H no ccr- lainity about the ultimate effec's or the action because business ctcs- Isions on whether to borow depend final!;; on prospects for profits. Wiihlug <al right of while arrow on map above), a key point •![) miles north of Hangchow, was lakeu lodny Ijy Communist troops. This town Is 3D mill's wesl of Kashliig, control point on Slmnghal-llani;chow rullruacl. Hashing Itself. G2 miles from Shanghai, l.s In the path of a red force moving south from Socchow (in black arrow In cc'iilw). Meanwhile, U. H, Navy forces said they would remain at Wuxung anchoraue tat Junction of Whajigpoo and Yuiiglze) as long as needed tor evacuation ol Americans from Shanghai, lllaek arrow at ilghl points to I'ulung I'olnt, erroneously reported captured Wednesday. Black arras on map are Com iminlst-held, (AP Whepholo Ma|>.) TIT! SI.200.000.000 to be "unfrozen" for '.cnciing next week, however, is mly about two-thirds of the amount he bo-rd "froze" Into reserves last September 6 in a move against the nllation prevailing at thai time. Program to Curb Tuberculosis Shows Great Gains in M/ssco Tuberculosis Is 11 conshml epldotnic which costs Hie Itvc-.s of -li>5 ot cncli 100,000 Arkimsu.s residents t'luih your, nml uoM.s the Mntfc t^7,OOl).(H)0 L wns pointed out liuil nl^hl nt Ihn immml tnccUny ol the Mlii.siis.sLpitl County Tuberculosis Association by Dr. Uimno Ciur. More limn r>0 nieniljcMt> of Lhe+ Mississippi County TLibomtlixsLs Association's executive boiud anil their fiiiesls hniinl Dr. Curr, inbor- culcwj?; speclnllst nnd nuperinten- don I nf (he Onkvllle Snimtorlum nt Memphis, nl the dinner urn-tiny at. the Mu.sonlu Hnll In Oscmln. Pointing to the Mlssl.-wlpp! County association, Or. curr snM tlinL local [i.sKXiittlluns, couplet! with stiUe aud imMonnl isoclotlo.s, wure nuiklng progress In the control of tuberculosis, since the death rule in the tiusl U:n yearn, from I he (II- seiiHC Ims been cut In half. "However. " lie added, "the Job Is uot ncnrly complete niul can't bo until eftch adult reullzcs thnl they, liull- vldunUy, tiro not immune, thnt only periodic cliefit x-rays can discover the first singes of tuberculosis, ntul once It l.s fomul It Is ueithor uti- trcntnljle nor Incurnblo." UrjTJn K<1 (lent fim for I'rrvciiilnn nr, Cnrr stntcrt thnt the g rentes! problem wns cclucntlni; tlic nubile N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Closing cot km qnol HlRh May 33IJG July 3230 Oct 2900 Dec 2H'J7 ;ch. > 2868 hilippine Soldiers Battle Assassins Of First President's Widow, Daughter cleared by the Democratic Committee weeks a^o. It hus been held up at the .White House, however. For McGrat:i. the Coleman appointment nppnrcntlv represents i test of his viewpoint thnt Senator; and Representatives who didn't op enly fight the president shouli share in patronage—even if the; aren't willing to support all of hi program. Soybeans (Prices F.O.n. Chicago) High Low Close May 224'i 222'i 224'S-I July 21T1 215'i 217% Nov 201 li lOOVi ZOlVi April I-O W 3'2fll 3208 2B81 28M 28G8 3306 :«29-30 2899-2000 2fllfiB 2868 cnmmuully-wldc democratic disease Creating Confidence in West Europe WASI'INCri'ON, April W. Averell Iliu'rlman Inld snnator.s loday the NorMi Atlantic T'act creating "a growing wavo ot confidence" In We.slorn Weother Arkansas CoiwldcrnblH rtnii(Unc.v with scattered Ihm'-T- snower; this afternoon, tonight »ivl Sntnrttr.y. Not much change In tnm- ratMre.s. Missouri forecast: TnrrrasiiiK cloudiness tonight and Saturday. Thimrier.sliowcr.s and cooler west and norln central Saturday afternoon. Warmer UmiRht. and extreme south- Saturday. Mintnuni' this mornlns—58. Mpxinumi ye.stcrday—BO. lortay—6:43. Sii nri - e tomorrow-- 5:11. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—i*one. Total Mncc Jan. 1—22.27. Mean Ltnipcrntiire (midway between 1'iph and low)—GO. Normal mean for April—61. Tuberculosis ts problem, and H thnt 1ms no ngn nor flnnnclnl clns-s Umils. He siiRRcstctl Unit, by Just one case of tubt'rculo.slK in Us curly singes, Ifn jirople bnvn been snve'd from contnctlng the disease Inter. Durlnf! Ihe enlistrueiil of soldiers for Ihe last World War out of cnch 100 healthy youuK tnrn. 1.5 worn no Live unsupported victims of tuberculosis. Prior (o Dr. Cnrr's niklres,s, Mrs. C. G. Rerltnnn, cxccntlvn secretnry, [irescntcd her nununl report to the nssociniton, Including re|K>rt." from cnsc findliiR, x-ray work, relinblll- tatlon, and put lent s In the slitlc sanatorlmu. She stated that in ID'H the Mla- .sl.s.slppl County Assoclntion provided for 459 clu-sl- x-niys, nnd thnt In 1!)4R the number had inirrcnse<| lo 15.758. She Indicated that luck of room In the Ncuro .siumtorlum nn<! sliortngc of pei.soimrl nt the state office were the chief problems ol tubrculosLs control work in this county nnd Arkansas. A report from Chester Danchow- cr. county Christ in n.s Senl sale: chairman, showed that FI total o S11.G49.43 wns collected, or an in crease year's c< that this county had the large* percentage of Incren:: of nny In (he state. Stale nnd national clcties receive 15 per cent of th total sales. KutlRrf Is Sri Up In other action lust nlphl Ih hoard approved an estimated $8.800 budget, which Is subject to chnnRC by the vote of Ihe executive board. The hiKlRcl was .submitted by Joe Evans, treasurer. Hnys Sullivan, pre.sfdrnt. reviewed See TR PIIOOKAM on Prtjte 14 of 3.S per cent over Jas collections. It wns pnlnteci on Ilnn'ifimiin, spcciul rrpvc-Ht'iitnllv In Europe tor Hie Kcmioinio Con ntion Adutinlfitn»tl:>". testified be fore Ihe 8mmU> FolciKn RelntlonS Committee. He n:>:cil nitffk'iitloii of thtr trcuiy aud npnrovnl of an nvms- nld program for tho pjict, niitlons. The ad ml nisi rnlinn Ls prrparEnil 11 pro^rum whlcih It, .suyji will call for JUfXl.OOO.QQO of iinns nld In the first ycnr, Thnt flmtre nb'cndy hns come under fire from Senator WulklnM tR- Utith). I[c (old reporters the trite cost will he -severnl llnici Ibnl mount and (1ml tho aduilnlstni- lon i.s "tryliiK to fool the people." Wnlklns bused his ctniLentlon ou e.stimnny the conmilttco got from >f if ruse Secrelrny Johnson yesler- ny lhal. .suiplus inllltttry r-tnilpinent vlll br; Itirnrfl over lo Western lihi- oj)enn nutlnn.s under the program. Ilurtlmini (cild Ihn rommUlce thut lotliint! should Interfere with the momtc Itrcovcry of Europe. "Hut iiK.sldp of It," lie suld, "1 etirnest- y believe we should help our as•s In their own efforts lo up means to defend themselves." The Kuropcnns ncmnot develop ,heir military defenses nlonc, he ndded. lie said they must have military equipment find raw mater In )-s from the United States. House Vote Kills Move to Repeal Taft-Hartley Law Marcontonio'i Bill Would Have Brought Back Wagner Act WASHINGTON. April 2fc W)— The House refused emphatically today simply to repeal the Taft-H«rt- ley law and go back to the original Wagner I^bor Relations Act. The proposal was made by Rep. Mareiinlonlo (AL-NY) but was voted down. The roll call count, against H was 275 to 37. The House not around to Its fi--*, votes after four day of debate oil a new labor law. SI 111 ahead was the big lest— whether u substitute offered'by Rep. Wnod m-On) would be taken Instead of thf iidmlnistratlon'8 bill. Off the floor, there wns continued rnmblhiH over President Truman's broad hlnl Hint Democrats who do not support tile administration on this issue need not look for any political plums. One House leader said privately thnt Hie President "lost votes" for thn administration's bill by tying it- In wllh political patronage, But lid si 111 predicted the administration's measure would be passed. "<!i:la Three Clink™ Mnrcnnlonlo'ft move put thret principal choices before the House: (I) tlin administration bill to repeal the Tuft-Hartley Acl and r«- Inslalo the Wngner Act with seve- nvl revisions; fit n substitute, offered by Ren. Wood <D-Gn), which would keep n large part of tha l'n(I-Hartley lav/, and (3) Marcan- lonlo's bill. In the first voting test the Home approved a Republican-sponsored amendment to tho Wood bill. Tho vote, taken without a roll- call, was 202 to 158 with about 48 Southern Ucmocrnts joining an al- mosl solid Republican front to make the change. The amendment, by Rep. Ford (H-Mich) would enable a man ori strike lo vote in a plant election up to six month* after he hud been replaced In lib; Job, Instead of three months us- In tlie Wood bill. Tlie Taft-Hartley Act forbids r«- placed strikers from voting nt all. The effect or the amendment .1» lo n'flke the Wood bill sllghllr'Jfia restrictive on '* ; unions. Sponsor^ liopott. thnl would 'i'tlrnct- votes. • ('nil* Hluff on Promises Marcanlonlo said his bill "Hiring* before Ihe House for tho first tfme™ the issue of the debate. He asserted: "A vote for this Is a vote on your campaign promises. If you vot« against It, you are weascllng on your promises. This Is It." The Democratic platform pledged repeal of the Tuft-Hartley. Hep. Howard Smith (D-Va), • supporter of the Tatt-Hartley Act aim the Wood bill, applauded. H» said Marcantoulo "has brought to the House, the real Issue — whether lo no forward wllh the Taft-Hartley Act or KO back to the Wagner Act wllh all ll.s Communistic controls." The President Indicated to newsmen yesterday Mint only lawmakers who support the ^Democratic plat- rarltcy law—can hope to have their liolces named to federal offices in heir districts. Mrs. Aurora Quezon (IcIU and daughter. Maria, who were slain 'esterday in an ambush in the Philippine mountains. (AP wircphoto.) MANILA. April 29. (rt>>—Hukbala-* naps Identified as the slayers of Mrs. Aurora Quezon and 11 others were engaged in a battle by Philippine and constabulary today. Gen. Alberto Ramos, chief ot the Philippine constabulary, said the battle had been under way since last night in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Communisl-lcd armed peasants were Identified by U. Col. Urn- gcl Magallanes, Niicvn Ecija provincial commander of the constabulary, as the slayers of Die widow of the Philippines' first president. He said the Hukbalahaps were led by Col. Alejandro Vlcrnes, a veteran ambuslier. The Quezon party was ambushed while traveling in tlie Sierra Madre Mountain area yester- day. Progress of the battle was not known here tecausc of the lack ot communications. Constabulary and army soldiers were using cannon to pound the Iluks. President Elpidio Quirino ordered an all out campaign against the dissidents. He did so as the sorrowing Philippine nation paid lasl respects to Mrs. Queron and other victims of the massacre. In a nation wide radio talk, the president said "We can not allow these elements to violate the sanctity of our laws. We can not permit the death of Mrs. Quezon to be unavenged." A few hours earlier, a crowd estimated at 100,000 lined Manila streets to witness, the Quezon funeral procession. Seining Minnows Brings Fines for 2 Mexican Men Two Mexicans. Adam Valdez an:l Jose Iy pez. were fined $2o and casts in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of seining minnows out of season with the fine sus- pciK'cd during good behavior. The two men were arrested this mornint by Constable Arch Llnd- sey and State Game Warden Cecil Graves Tlie officers charged that the men were seining minnows out of a ditch near Hie air base. In other action this morning Everett V Kennctt was fined S25 and rxxste on a charge or driving while under the influence of liquor and Mrs. Aubery Jean Yount was fined {10 and cosls on her plea ol guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle ..without proper lie- City Finds It Difficult To Buy Repair Parts For Traffic Signals Urcause the company horn whlcl ihry were purchased Is no longer 11 business, purls for KlythcviHe' traffic signal lights are no longe available. Mayor Doyle Hcndcr.soi said today, which may necossital Ihe purchase of an entire coniro system for the lights If they lo be kept in operation. Mayor Henderson staled that .;c veral of the lights are mil in work able condition at present due I Ihe faulty control switches and lha efforts lo obtain new parts for th ]lght.s so far have foiled. He staled Dial he had conlaclc several companies that manufaclure traffic light parts and that he had been advised by each that parts for the type of signals Installed in Blythcvillc were not available. Assistant Fire Chief Horace Wal- polc went to Memphis yesterday in an effoTl to locate new parls for the lights but was advised by Memphis officials no spare parts were available there. Memphis has a few traffic signals which wns purchased from the same company, he said. The company from which the signals were purchased did not manufacture parts, it was said, but merely assembled the lights after ib- lalnlng parts from various companies. Hoy Vosbargh was fined $5 and costs with $2.M suspended on a charge of ovcrparking in a 10- mlnute parking zone, and P. R. Dlllinger forfeited ft $5 cash bond on i similar chaige. inn— Including repeal of Ihe Taft- loil Engineers' Strike Threatens 15 Western Roads CHICAGO. April 20 lm —A strik* on May 11 by some 25,000 railroad, engineers ngalusj 15 western carriers appeared jxxsslble today. The Brotherhood of Locomotive iiRtnecrs pnvcd Ihe way for tha w.ilkout yesterday by rejecting a presidential fact-finding board's re- rommenrl.illon. The board on April 11 denied the union's demand for a scconc! engineer on multiple-unit Diesel locomotives. Under terms or tlic National Railway Labor Act the engineers can strike on May 11, although a union oiftc:nl said "a strike Ls not tha only alternative." He Indicated ths union r.-ilKht be agrecble to further ne.H'Hiations wilh Ihe railroads. Tile union had authorized a strike against 'he 15 western carriers and set Jan ?1 for the walkout. However, nomlng of the fact-findln? board by President Truman delayed the strike. Tlie Railway Labor Act also provides a "cooling off" period of 30 d*y£ after the board's report to the President before a strike can si an,. The St. LouU and San Francisco Railroad Is one of the carriers threatened by such a strike. Princess Fatima Weds Brazilian Pretender LISBON, Portugal. April 23. m —Princess Fatima. sister-in-law of King Farouk of Kgypt, was married today to Horn Joao dc Orleans Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne. The Roman Catholic ceremony took V lace In the private chapel of Quin'a Dos Anjos near Slntra. where tho home ot the Count of Paris, pretender to SJic French throne, is located. Princess Fatima gave up her Moslem faith and was baptized a Cath| ollc In Paris, New York Stocks (Closing Quotations) Am. T <fc T H4 3-4 Am. Tobacco 67 1-2 Anaconda . 30 Beth Steel 30 1-8 Chrysler SO 1-J Gen. Electric 36 7-8 Gen. Motors 57 1-3 Int. Harvester 23 1-2 Mont. Ward 531-8 N. Y. Central 11 National Distillers 17 5-S J. C. Penney 46 Radio 11 1-9 Republic Steel 22 Socony-Vacuum 16 Standard Oil N. J 67 7-1 Sears, Roebuck 37 Texas Co 53 5-J U. S. Steel 72 1-3 Southern Pacific 40 1-2

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