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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST U1BOOUKI VOL. XL1II—NO. '18 Blsthevllte Dally New* Blythevllle Court** BlyUwvlU* Herald Uiialulppl V«Ue» HLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, FK11MY, MAY 17, 1046 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TRUMAN ORDERS SEIZURE OF RAILROADS Coal Mine Seizures Loom as Deadlocks Prevent Arbitration WASHINGTON, Miiy 17. (U.I'.) —President. Tnmuiu's fruitless efforts to settle the long coal dispute pushed him today toward government seizure of tlic mines. Government labor officials coi:fessi>d I hey saw no other course, but they expressed uiu'crtainty whether even that device Union Rivalry Causes Blockade would work. Like earlier government settlement efforts, Mr. Truman's own attempt to Mud a solution lilt a dead end lute yesterday when his proposal thai thc dispute he submitted to arbitration was rejected by both .sides. Seven hours after he made Hie proposal, John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers (AFLI. reported to the White House tliaJ, the union negotiating commltls-: hart no authority to submit to arbitration. At the same time, Charles O'Neill, spokesman for the mine operators negotiating committee, handed Mr. Truman a letter saying the Industry wns willing to arbitrate only wage-hour issues. It was not willing to arbitrate other issues, including Lewis' demand (or a seven per cent payroll levy to finance : union-controlled welfare fund. Mr. Truman's preoccupation will tlie more imminent threat of u railroad strike was expected to sidetrack consideration of the coal case Jaycees to Direct Food Collections Merchants Co-operate And Housewives Urged To Give Canned Goods. President Acts After Leaders Of Union Persist in Inability To Settle Issues With Carriers Canned food for the starving people of Europe is sought in Bly- thuviJlc with Ihe Junior chninbei of Commerce to sinmsor the locn campaign, it was announced today. This campaign, to be individual in nature with only donors knowing tt'hnt they have given, is cited >jy the national sponsors a.s a movcimit lor Christ inn people to share their food with the less fortunate. Thc plan i s .simple—just place cans of food needed in the container found in your grocery store. These foods are wanted, in order named with no jars or bottles: Milk, meat, fish, peanut butter, bn by food, b;i ked bea ns. stews, soups, honey, fruits, Juices vegetables. Can Give Cash, Ton If, for any reason, a donor prefers to give cash instead of food, the money will be spent in Bly- reopen the negotiations, which al- I thevllle for such canned foods Ifctii^vXiv.-lefc'iti H dead- - which will go-^Virpu£^,yie-regul- welfarn .fund. This of-' lar'channels, it'.was-pointed oiu. This is purl ot a 100 car Mocknde which wns thrown Kinross n lilRliwny outside lire Uodgc-l'hclps jilnnl iv Fort Wayne. Ii'idlniin. Thp lilockiulc wns used by Uic AFL Urothcrhowl of Elc-clrlcnl Workers who wore III dispute with CIO United Elcc:tricnl Workers who hncl n 200 nian picket lino iilroia the pliint. Alti'r n whole clay ol belligerent stnrcs. but no violence. Hues which blocked thd liixliwny were wltlulrawn by Ixjth iiic- tlons. (NtJA Trk'photo.) today. He still lias nine clays betore expiration of the two-week truci which sent the miners back to work Mond.iv eiKlinc; n six-week strike. Negotiations Stalemated Both the UMW and the operators appeared to ho' walling for a move by the government. One government official close to the negotiations expressed doubt that any attempt would be made to Russia Rejects Appeal for Food Stalin Tells Truman His Request Came Too Late to Consider. Byrnes Returning From Big Four Conference Hopeful for Future PARIS, May 17. (U.P.)— SccriiUiry of Stnle Jiunca V. Man is Drowned As Boat Capsizes Tragedy Overtakes Cooter Fishermen Near State Line. FVrrls Chirk, 25, of Cooler, Mo. wns drowned yesterday when a Imall fishing bwil onpskud mul s.ml: In CaUahnn Ditch, u short dlstnni'e nor Hi o| the Arkansas-Missouri stntp lino in UunKlln County, Mo. A companion, Herbert Gllmorn, jitlnnpted to rescue him but could not lii'iir tlui weight of Ihf heuvlly- clan mini who snnfc an lie trleu to .swim. Another companion, Dill Jcnklin, also wns able In swim lo shore after th fi Ixmt WASHINGTON, May 17. (U.I'.)—President Trtimnn today ordcix'd KpvtTtimoiit Hoixtirc of the natioti's railroads immediately nl'tor Ijeintr adviKcd by union • leaders that 'they could not nettle lluili- dis])titc with the curriers'.' Th« seiv.virc was the Kovci-iimcnt'H final ji^ove in its el'- t'ort (o liciul oil' the nationwide strike called for 4 p. m. Saturday. Hut there wan 110 certainty that the rflilioad men would work even for tlie government. The railroRds will be oiwratett by tile OKice of Defense Transpdv- liitlon. • • • ... • Mr. Truman In • )i statement explaining the seizure th'at '"in the strike situation thus confrontlug an, Hovernnientwl Mlzure L<i Iniper- ntlvc for (he protection of th« Truman Cancels Week-end Trip To See Mother WASHINGTON. M»y 17. I UP President Truman, because of the serious rnllrnnd nnd cnnl crisis, lins cnnc<'llcd plans for H weekend In KansBN City. The Pv'GtiMcnl wiis scheduled lo leave early tomorrow nioviiiiig (or Kaiuns City where ho was to have spent two nlghl'd. Mr. Truman, however, decided late rights of our citizens," Mr. Truman called on - "every employe of the railroads to cooper- 1 ute with the government...by *?- miiliilnn on duty.". . , .;.,,. The seizure Li effective al 4 p.m. EST. lodny. ."'.' .; _ Mr. Truman asked th e unions and imttiaRement to continue their neKotintlons toward an agreement muter which the railroads could be -••\: ~ ••••— • . . , • • • ,UILUT:I WIMWI inc iniuunua v;vjui They salct Cliirk wi\s oiicrntlnt; ycKtgrdiiy to fly Monctny morning to | rolunicil to private ownership l...e motor \\\ the bonl. front cud of which was running low, iiiul Ihul n swift durrwU ciuiseil the . . ... his (lelutialioii toft for Washington in a U. 9. j l «"'l lo >>" (lllccl with wnler Army plane today to tell the Amoric-nn people why Four Conference f«ile<l. Byrnes said when the one month recess began last night thnt he wns :iot discouraged. He hoped the next „ , session June 1ft would rcneh mnjor WASHINGTON, May 17. fUP)-~ agreement, nlthoueh the past three anciisovict Premier Josef Stalin has, In weeks - talks lmvc only heI B htci'cd j effect, rejected an urgent appeal I m ttcEid i ock between Russia and Ibv President Truman for " the fork ovnr thc ficial also doubtrri thnt negotiations would succeed if they were resumed. Tlie long and futile government search for a solution of tlic. dispute left- officials with the belief Ui.it seizure might offer the only formula. Mr. Trimmn has made sparing use of his seizure powers since the wor ended. Without a commitment from Lewis, there was no assurance that ovea seizure would prevent another FVuji- down when the truce ends. Criminal penalties In the Smith-Connally act would not apply against miners who merely stopped work, unless - (hey also performed overt acts lo prevent other miners from working. Hence some officials believed that Meizurc of thc mines would be accompanied by efforts to negotiate j n aovernment contract with Lewis ' as was done in November. 1943. Thnt j course might, leave the government in the position of tryinp to force Its own solution of the welfare issue onto the industry. Before a decision on seizure, it was evident that Mr. Truman's labor artvisrrs would be mulling over othpv possible plans of settlement. White House Secretary Charles O. Ro=s told reporters last night that thc President hnd not abandoned hope oT settlement and had asked Lewi:; and O'Neill to stand by for fur (.her discussions. These cash gifts may be made to members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce or mailed to the Emergency Food Collection Committee in Blythevittc. When the cans are collected from the collect ion stations, they will be packed and forwnrded. to a port warehouse to await departure for foreign countries where they are expected to be distributed among men, women nnd children suffering from the pangs of war. This collection, sponsored fry (he United States Junior Chamber of commerce, is a part of the national relief plan to secure foods for the starving "Europeans. The collection stations arc cx- j pect nd to be ready by tomorrow so that housewives may drop scv- | oral tans into them as they do I their weekly marketing, it was announced. help In the -world food crisis, it was learned totiny. Stalin snid thc American request wns, too ..late. Tlie tone of Stalin's CAA Investigates Airliner Crash Officials Seek Cause Of Virginia Tragedy letter irked President Truman, who told his news conference yesterday that the United states was doing more to help lhc food crisis lhan any other nation. It was lenrned also that both UN- RRA and the United States made similar appeals lo Russia early this year. , Mr. Truman's appeals to Stalin (o pledge th c Soviet Union to help Iced starving arena were vmulc only .recently—after Russia hnd failed lo 'answer earlier Rppcals. I Stnlin's reply to Mr. Trumnn \vas 1 that little or no assistance from i th c Soviet Union could be expected | because the appeal was made too Into. | Stalin said that If the appeal hnd been made three months ago the Soviet Union might have been In R position to help, T rum a n May Reply Mr. Truman is debating now whether to make public tlie exchange with Stalin, it was understood and in rioinp so closing up any possibility O i H Russian change of attitude. HP nlso is considering whether t o re veal a t the same t Ime the urgent appeals for food which were madr to the Soviets ns early ns lust January. At that time, it was understood. UNRRA asked the Soviet Union the western powers. ' Thc American delegation took,Mil from Orly Airfield nt 11:03 a.m. (6:03 a.m. EDT) In a Transput 1 Command C-54. Xs lM\s\ A few minutes earlier V. M. Molo^ lov departed from I.e Bourget Airfield for Moscow, where he will ''C- porl to Premier Stahn. KrncsL Bn- viu left the same airfield for London. The conference between Molotov nnd Stalin was expected to be out of thc most significant development of the one-month recess in tlie foreign ministers conference. Byrnes nnd Bevin learned during the pas'- three weeks that no amount ot oratory, or persuasion could make Molotov deviate from Stalin's instructions With thc western powers holding firm against Russian,, demands, they looked to Stalin for a possible change in Soviet tactics which might allow Die June 15 meeting to succeed. There was little real optimism lliat the ministers would devise singly. ] or through diplomatic channels, tho I menus for unity which they fnilfd ' so thoroughly lr> find around tlie Luxembourg Palnce conference U- j blc during the past three weeks. I A major change in heart rllhf.r by Russia or the western powers j before the ministers reconvene .Iiri;i 15 was essential if thc next session was to be more successful Minn tho one just finished. i I The ministers went home in a grim mood, with only minor accomplishments to show for their bar Electric Rate Cut Authorized State Regulatory Agency Approves Ark-Mo Schedules. Ulllk. Brcnuse ol tho ruth nnd col<! yesterday morning when, tlic men left thdr homes (or.a filling trip, nil wci'c heavily cluri which hamper' od their movements, Mr. Clark line) on knee boots, n heavy raincoat nml other heavy garments, when the boat filled with wiilcr, he tried to remove his boots bill WB.I nimble to do so and stink .Immediate. Hlx> companion nciirr cst dived for him but pressure of the water nnd the weight rriadfl It Impossibly' to., mine him- from 'tho boltom of the'ditch,'lie said. Almost drowning hi the attempt, M Mr. Jenkins helped Mr. Clilmorc to by , the nhorc nnd Inter they were able Lllwrty, Mo., wlicr* he will receive a ilciirce from Willlnm Jewell College. Immediately nfter tho coi't- mony the President will lly buck lo WaslUngton. This niciint Hint the chief executive would hnVo to forego iv visit lo.hl.s home town of Iiid6i>endence, Mo., mid a visit with his 93-yenr- old mother, Mrs. Mnrthn E. Trn- nmi), nl Orniid View, Mo. Heir Comments On J.H. Groin's Answer to Suit lerdny afternoon utter men hurt gone there In another bont. Horn Mnrch 21, 1021, »t Cooter. Mr. Clark hnd spent his life there. Husband of the former Mls« Ruby Dlytlicvillc and other or the towns and communities .served .*,, ....- ..— thc Arkansas-Missouri Power Com-! to walk thc two niul a hiiH miles puny today were enjoying electric- Tor help. Thc foorty was fohnd yes- Ity al a reduced rate because the ' power company's $124,500 annual rate reduction bccnmn effective. Deductions of residential rates throughout 'the territory served. range trom 13 to H per cent with ; Nell Lnwlcr, lie nlso la survived by Blythcvillc's rcsldcnllnt rule reduc-1 two children, Jerry and Meri'cll: tlon to be 11.8 per cent. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Commercial rate reduction In Hly- Clnrk of Matthews, Mo.;' four sl.s- Ihevllle will be 7.1 per cent, it was ters, Mrs. Mibel Lnwhorh o( Coot- announced by the Stale Public Sei v- or, Mrs. Evelyn Brnshcr of Marlon, ice Commission which said reduc- Ky.. Misses >Nndlnn and Hnmelle (Ions would average 10.4 per cent. Clark of Matthews, nnd Uuoe. bro- on all fulurc bills. fillers, Melvlu Clnrk of Cooler., Thf> compnny also announced 11 Clifford Clark of Marlon, Ky.,_ and would /lie. revised schedules within 30 days selling up nn addltlonnl $50.500 reduction In industrial, mii: ntcipiU, resale s\nd other special Blythcvlllo, hccnuso It Is the larR- • to »'n served, received the largest. Arlcne Clnrk of camp Kilmer, N. J.. who Is to attend tlic funeral, A loiirlh brolher was killed bj n Negro several years ngo. Funcrnl services will : b« Held, fol- lowlne arrival of ihc brother In service. Ocrnmn Undcrtaklt)p! cbmpnnv Steele. Mo,, Is In charao. aggreK.ilc reduction amounting lo . Slii.ftOO aiuuinlly on residential rules' and SG.SOO on commercial rales. . L u "u j In nil, Ihe reductions will amount I JOSCptt H. Henderson to a savings of $175.000 annually for tile Arkansas and Missouri customers, according to announcement by the State Public Service Commission. Party Leaders Seek Policy on Extra Primary LITTLE ROCK. May 17. (UP> — Lee M- Whittaker. air corps veteran candidale for congress fronl Ihe -1th Arkansas district, today presented a plan to the .state Democratic Centra! committee to clear up the muddled federal election siluation in his nnd two other I districts In the state. Whittaker, who Is opposing incumbent Fadjo Cravens of Forv Smith, drew up the plan when he found only one county in his U- roimty district had made provi - sions; to finance federal elections on July 16 and Aug. 6. Whittager's plan as presented U> Arthur L. Adams of Jonesboro. chairman, and to Harvey Combs, 'secretary of the state committee, proposed lo hold federal election;; on the same day the state primaries nrc held, using the same personnel hut separate ballot boxes and ballots. Whittaker suggested that following the election, the Democratic party meeting in regular convention, nominate the man receiving the most votes as the party's candidate. Such a move, he said, would be constitutional under the 29th amendment of the Stale constitution. He pointed out that the election would not be a federal primary but merely an Instrument to determine which candidate the party would nominate by convention. \A/U«.«~O7 \A/»,« tfili^A 1 for food hue received no answer. Where 27 Were Killed. ^ to ,| OW)ng inonth BSS | sUnli secretary of state William Clayton madr? a similar appeal in behalf of lhc United Slates at the UNiTHA conference in Atlantic CiVy. High government officials doubt- RICHMOND. Va.. May n. (UPi — A Civil Aeronautics Authority investigation of thc crash of a Vlkinr. A'.rline.s plnno which carried 27 rersons to n flaming death ne.ir hc/e is being pressed today. As families of victims of yesterday's fatal phmgc in thc rain- swept nnderbrush of Henrico county were arriving to attempt to iden- tifv nnd claim the bodies. Al Ca.s- sidy and Joe Stnlev. Richmond CAA representatives, opened the prol>c. Cassidy said thnt other board members from New York. Washington nnd Pittsburgh had also been called to aid In the sweeping Inquiry. With 27 burned and mangled bodies removed from the chirred wreckage of the OC-3 Iwin-en^incfl ship. Cassidy said It, was too early to establish any theories in the crash. "Our investigation is >till in its infancy." he said last, niglu. "We can't tell just what happened. The wreckage is scattered over about an acrc-and-haH of ground. We probably will have to lake what's left of tlic plane apart Mece-by-plece to find out what caused the crash." he said. Cassidy said the • FBI had nol been called into the affair. The report arose from the fact that daggers, pistols and handcuffs v;orc found In the wreckage. He said they were probably war souvenirs owned by veterans aboard the craft. c<i that Russia would or could lend any substantial aid to the worldwide fight- against famine because: Russia has almost no surplus food. Much of her richest, farm land, including the Ukraine bread basket, was overrun und seriously damaged by the Nazis. bargaining. Their only concrete ac- [ The reductions recently were sub- complishment-s were a revision of mlttcd to the Commission by tho Italian armistice terms, iti lieu of power company after an Informal investigation and were agreed lo hy the commission. Hates of public utilities in Arkau- Dies in Home in Yarbro Surprlsc thai, J, H, Grain had decided lo conlcsl the federal ' court mM In remove him as triifi- | less of the R. E. Ltc Wilson trust las been expressed hy Lee Wesson, one of the certificate, holders of he trust, in a statement Issued at Wilson, where lie now resides. the uiirllcut possible date." 'Die government, also was beta's" driven toward seizure 'o( the QOfU. mines. That situation ' was not so urgent because the : two-weelc 'strike Hum has another .eight 'dayi'Mo run. ' '.-.'.'•: , • j . •-.-... tlti reviewed both actuations at ils rcgulnr Friday "rnecHnK'with the cabinet. '.', [.'.',: The office of rteferue transportation perfected plans to take'nohv- InM charge ot the railroads when' Mr. Tninqan gives the word. '.'—' Heads of the brotherhoods that have en lied the strike withheld ns- siirunbcs thai their men 'would Work (for the government. Government fftdnls' 1 hoped• tliey would.'; '-•••'•' Tll« Army. prepared to take •rer about 1,M» Ur(« prirate »ir- pUnn to haul: the ; inaai esMii- tfnl frfljfht If the railroads arr tied up. Mnot of that ' burden, however, would faH l» the track ''"' '' ' ''" Mr. Trumnti planned three sep- nrnte conference.'!' In the rail crlsw. First he called A. F. Whitney, "In filing the petition for Mr. I President of the Brotherhood-'of Jrnln's removal as trustee my Railroad Trainmen, and Alvanley inothlhrr, my aunt and I nollicr. my aunt and I regard- nf court procedure whereby wo mlifht remedy what we consider an unsatisfactory management condition la thu compnny. We felt sure that It could be amicably adjusted nnd Hint no rcsorl lo litigation and contest,- in the courts would be nccrwary," auld Mr. Wesson. As I stated at thc time of Hie wo . regard requcstt-'il Johnston, hchri of the locomotive engineers. These two unions called lh e strike for tomorrow over demands for a large wage increase than awarded by the railway mediation board nnd for a number of chr.nge.t In (he operating rules^. Next on the list were representatives of three other operating bro- Ih.erhooods—C. J. Ooff of the Firemen ind Eiigincmcn, W. H.. Frascr of the conductors, and..T. C. Cashen, a peace treaty, and agreement on several Balkan territorial cjur.stloiis which caused little controversy. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, sral- lerctl showers and thundcrs'.orins today and in northeast portion lo- nighl. Saturday partly cloudy, nol much change in temperature. May July 232^ 232'% 232=s 232* Jlfi-i H8li HS'.i H8>i N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 17.—(UP) —Cotton closed barely steady. Mar. May July Oct.. Dec. 2772 2777 2722 2749 2772 2777 2722 2752 2759 2763 Funeral Rites Sunday For Mrs. J. W. Rambo Mrs. Jessie Launa Rambo clied yesterday noon al Blytheville Hospital following loss of a son Sat urday who was dead at birth. Her husband. Pfc. J. W. Rambo. received an emergency furlough from the Army to rush from Camp Lewts. Wash., when his 21-year- old wife became critically 111 but he did not arrive until this morn- ng. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at " Funeral Home with burial to be at Maple Grove Cemetery along 6id c thc grave of her only cMUJ. Pallbearers will be Coy Northcutl, Bill Clause, Herman "Rlttenberry. Hugh Lee West. J. c. Loston and E. J. Northcutt. Born Aug. 6, 1924, Mrs. Rambo was reared In 'thts section «n<5 made her home with Private Rambo's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Rambo of Flat Lake community. She also Is survived by her moVh- er, Mrs. Jake Eaton of Clenr Lake 2762 2762 community; two brothers, Oscar 2765 2767 Eaton, with the Army In Italy, and 2709 2710 Carl Eaton, at home, and two sls- 2735 2736 ters, Lenor* and Yermona Eaton, 2747 2748 »t home. Chicago Wheat July . Sept 183'i IB3',4 183'-: IBS'/j 183K 183' arc under supervision of the Stale Public Service Commission, Rotarians Hear Roy Rolnrinns heard nn "off the record" talk ycslcrdny for the luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble when James Roy was guest speaker. Other guests were Mayor A. C. Kersey and Louis Wntson. both of Tyronaa, and another Hotnrlnn. Joe Gentry of Luxorn, nnd William Lawshc. Joseph if. Henderson, cnllci "Undo Joe" by many who knew him, dird this morning at his home at. Yarbro. where he had resided 40 years, lie was 85. His death, at f:15 o'clock, followed an Illness of two weeks. HP wns born In I.nwronce county. 111.. March 21. 1861. nntl was reared there, since coming to Mississippi County he long fanned, during which time he wfts active In development of Innd in this section. Funeral services will he held Sunday afternoon. 2:30 o'clock, nl Holt Funeral Home, by the Rev. Hay Mcl.fsler, pnstor of Yarbro Methodist Church. Burial will he at Memorial Park. | Pallbearers will be Gus Grocy. Blytheville High School Band To Play in Memphis Tomorrow Dressed in the maroon while uniforms of Ihc chlrV.ifaws. niylhcvtlle School Bnnd will march down the street.'; of Memphis tomorrow night led by high-stepping majorcts and Drum Major Frances Shouse. Representing Blytheville nt Ihe "South's Greatest show." the . Cotton carnival, the band will play at a concert tomorrow jioon. 12:30 o'clock, at Court Square and tomorrow night in the six-mile march of thc Grand Parade. Stepping back into their role before the Carnivals were stopped four years ago because of tlie war. the band will be one ol many In the South to piny ' or lhe thousands of spectators. Aptfroxlmatelv 55 students will march, Karl Wadcnpfuhl, director, said today. Majorettes are Marilyn and. Joanne Shanks. Mary Lou Joyncr, Julia Ann Woortson. Wll Daws. Jlmtnir demons and June Buchanan. The band has played for number of other events during thc past week ami will play nex: week lor several occasions. A group of members played Monday night at the Junior High changes essential in thnt Mr. Crnin'.i own pcr'x'ial holdings now make such demands on his time and n'- IctiMon as to render It Impossible for him (o properly and satisfactorily administer the affairs of Leo Wilson & Co. "Litigations In such matters, In ^ny opinion, l.s always costly and distasteful to nil parties, and Mrs. Wesson. Mrs. Howclls and I regret that It has Ijceome necessary. We arr, however, fully prepared to substantiate thc claims upon which the petition wns predicated and arc determined to bring the (o n conclusion to the best torosls of Lee Wilson A Co.' Wanl Trust Dissolved Mr. Wilson, who founded thc company, died In 1933 and the newest trust agreement now in of- i feet under the operation company was entered into In 1 by nil certificate holders In which Mr. Crain was given sole power ns trustee to operate the gigantic estate with Mr. Wilson's only son, i R. E. Lee Wilson Jr, (is Go-trustee. ] Petitioners lo dissolve the newest trust and to form « corporation for management of thc farm- vcf resenting the. switchmen. They linvr- not called a strike, but also wniit niore money. ' ' The President's link]: conference was scheduled with . J. .J.. Pelley, president of the American rBail- road Association, and' four railroad representatives who have been serving as negotiators for the industry —D. Pgm Loomts, I/. T. Farley, H. A. Enochs nnd J. P- Parrlsh. Th c rnllroad and labor representatives were expected to Inform Mr. Truman of the inability to reach an agreement. If they offer no hope of a break in their deadlock. Mr. Truman WBS expected to set in motion machinery for the govemmen seizure of the railroads. Management nnrt some labor leaders said the whole future of Oie 20-year system for settling clis- of the putes on the rail lines was at stake 1937 in the way Mr. Truman met the crisis. No nationwide strike has occurred under the railway labor act passed In 1926. . . .. suit In- l..>wcll Burnham. Floyd Ash, Wash , ( business Interests, to re- Ihompson, John Johnson and Jess ,„*„.",,, „„„ „„„„, ,„„„,,_ Krctoh. lie Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Henderson, nnd two sisters. Mrs. Maggie Martin and Mrs. Anna Morrey. both of Lawrence County, III. Burdette Graduates To Hear Rev. Mr. WHford move Mr. Crain as general manager, and to change demand not<vs owed Into time Indebtedness are Mr. Wilson's only daughters. Mrs. Wcsnon. v.'ho now resides In Massachusetts. nn<i Mrs. KovelLt who now cnlls New York state her home. Mr. Wesson Is not » petitioner In thc complaint, filed March 27 in BVydcral Court and to which Mr. Craln filed In answer this week, but has announced he is In agrep,- mcnl with Ihe petitioners. The at the Thc Rev. s. B. Wllforri. pastor of First McthodiM Church, will be ] cnsc Is slated to be heard guest speaker Sunday afternoon,. November term. 1 12:30 o'clock, at thc baccalaureate School play and Tuesday night at thc Press Day progarm. At this program, Randall Hawks played a trombone solo. Tlie entire band also will play Sunday night for baccalaureate service, for Class Night Tuesday, at the Rotary lub meeting Thursday noon and Friday night for commencement exercises. For occasions of this type 35 of thc most play. experienced members services ol Burdclte High graduating class. A program of music will be presented by thc Glee Club, under di- The trust oiSeritts W.OOO acres School'. and npproxtmately 50 business firms, all of which »re v»Ju«d at more than $8,000,000. Strike Threat Halts Shipping Of Livestock CHICAGO. M»y 17. (UP)—The rlilr<>»«5 began preparations for a pwisiMe naltan-wMe.. strike today as Mme lines declared embargoes on IrresUc* and perish»Ne freijrht. •', '.-.".'• The first railroad U take the emlwrsn motion was U» Chkat*, Biriingtofi, and Qvlney Hue. The Union Paciac at Omaha took *«ai- lar precautions a short time later. The embargoes irere >U(id on shipments which cmnaot ke **Hv- ered ly noon tooMnvw. rectlon of Mrs. Eugene Tcuford. Commencement exercises will be held Thursday night, 8 o'clock, with ', thc program to be announced Uten ' N. Y. Cotton N. Y. Stocks AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler 17. (U.P.1 — ste NEW YORK. Miky Cotton ploscd barely sfeady. Mar 2774 2774 2762 May 2771 2775 2765 July 2730 2730 2115 194 3-4 July 2730 27M 2715 100 Oct. 2754 2754 2739 4« 1-4 Dec. 2762 2TS2 2750 Spots closed nominal «t 128 3-4 down -16. 2762 2770 2770 2716 273» 27SO 277S Banker Quickly Succeeds In Thumbing Rtdn When Strike Stops the Bines LOS ANGELES, M*y 17. (UP> — On» million hitch-niktnc residents, victims of a street ear and bui strike, today put bonk teller Robert H. 'She* it the top of their honor 'roll of re»orc*fu} "iluaatan:? Shea flags motoriats with a;s%u which reads "everything }, «*k)( to hell itnyirt.T. so I chuck Say pride and beg n rlUf." :,• •>..:•

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