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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 34 Blylheville Dally N«i Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY/ MAY 2, 1940 TEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 'Britain and France Enter Discussions On Blockade Offer By Max llarrelson NEW YORK, May 2. (AP)— Ambass;ulor-at-Large Philip C. Jessup arranged to meet today with British and French representatives for talks on the Berlin blockade. No meeting with Russia's Jacob A. Malik has been set. Jcssiip left Washington by plane-i- — :iftcr a weekend of conferences wilh ' State Department olflclnls and was to meet at 1 p.m. GST' with Sir Alexander Cndoean of Britain and Jean Chauvel ol Prance. The British and French delegates have been kept informed of Jessup's talks with Malik about lifting the 10-month-old blockade. Today's discussions were expected to be on a common plan of procedure for the three powers. A meeting between Je.ssup and Malik, or a meeting of all tour big power representatives, may be ar- Hinged after today's session. ft Malik said no date for his next 'meeting with Jessup had been set. One of the points to be discussed this afternoon was a date for lifting the Berlin blockade, and fin- other is the setting of a date for a meeting of the four-power Council of Foreign Ministers. A date for a meeting of the council i.s one of Russia's conditions for lifting the blockade. A dnte for lifting the blockade may be set this week. Jessup has been carrying on closed door discussions with Malik on the Berlin blockade for more than two months. In London, a British FTeigti Of fice spokesman said the dates fo ending the blockade and the meet ing of the foreign ministers wouli be decided after the British anc French were brought into the talks Sees Spring Meeting III Paris, Foreign Minister Robe Schuman said he looks more and more for a meeting or the froeigu ministers this spring. In Berlin, Gen. Lucius D. Clay, American military governor, said that even .if Russia adopts a reasonable attitude temporarily, Communism's eventual aim still is world romination. He said he expected the Russians might be more reasonable in the proposed Big Four meeting than they were in the past, but added; "We should remember even -if a solution for tl~e entire German problem Is eventually reached tliat Japtisl Trustees To Let Contract Congregation Okays Construction of Sanctuary on Walnut Member? of the congregation ot the Fu:;t Baptist Church in a special busiiuvs session last night authorized the trustees to award a contrurt for a sanctuary which will cost »384,550.28. The action was taken oil a recommendation by the Building Com- nriilee thai the contract be awarded tn Ef-n White and Sons, whose bid w?.r low among the five submitted several clays ago. The action of the congregation was unanimous and the contractor, a Blythcville firm, expects to begin work in the immediate f'lt.'i'e. The sr.ncliiary will Ve er'ctcd lust ea = l. of the present auditor'um and whrn completed the new sanctuary will scat approximately 1.000 persons, with space to be provided for an additional 30 in the Sunday School Special Gifts Provided The contract between the trustees and the contractor is being prepared and will be signed later this week, it was indicated by officials of the church. The Rev. E. C. Brown is pastor. A special gifts plan was pre.sente.t to lh? membership a week ago In order to assure provision of sufficient funds to finance the project. Approximately $112.00 is available in cas'n at I hir time and with 441 participating in the special gifts plan another S100.000 was assured, it was explained. The plan calls for issuance* of 52,000 Workers Idle as Strikes Spread over U.S. Philco and Singer Workers Walk Out; Atlanta Buses Quit By The Associated Pre*» About 6,500 Philco Corporation workers In the Philadelphia urea struck tortny for higher wages. About 1,000 Singer Sewing Machine svork- ers went on strike at Elizabeth. N. J. Other strikes crippled public transportation In Atlanta; kept 2,600 workers Idle In four New Jersey Industries; and shut down the Hendix Aviation Corporation Products Plant at South Bend, Inrt., (or the 13th day. In the soft conl Industry, under the Tall-Hartley Act, this was the clay for John L. Lewis to give the 60-day notice 1( he intends to eml his UuHcd Mine Workers contract. The Philadelphia Philco workers, through the CIO United Electrical Workers Union, are asking for a 15 cents an hour wage Increase and n pension plan. A contract expired Saturday. Philco makes radios, television sets and refrigerators. 'The General Electric Company, traditional wage pollcysettcr In Its field, said In New York that It will oppose an increase in wages and other benefits tor electrical industry workers. The CIO Electrical Workers Union said last week It will ask for Mother's Day to Have Extra Special Meaning For Steele Matron and Relatives in Lebanon Mother's Day for Mrs. N. Koury o[ Steele, Mo., and Mis. Snloinlc Murr of Datngerinc', Lebanon, will have .added meaning next Sunday, For the first lime in 48 years, the D.OOO intlos between them will be spanned, and they will be together. Mrs. Koury left Damascus, ill the nite of five and came to the United States with her grandmother, awl was scheduled to be back home today and with her mother, whom she has known only through letters since 1001. The 8,000 miles of n Pun American Clipper was completed al 1:30 this morning, Just 30 hours after leaving La Guardla Airport In New York. For the first thne today she Is visiting with the four sisters and two brothers she hns never scon. Dean Extensive Tour Mrs. Koury's son, Phillip Konry. also of Steele, is with his mother, and they plan to visit nil over the old country before returning In September. N. Koury and the daughter, MLss Olga Koury, are planning a similar trip next year, but they'll have a pretty good Idea what they'll see. The Koury's higher wages other benefits does not, chanbe Communism. Com- 537.051.54 in bonds to provide the munisni'.s objective remains the .samp—world domination." The climatic session in the slow and careful negotiations to end the blockade is expected to come as soon as one cf the parties tells the other "lei's meet." That presumably will happen this week—in New York. Both the Americans and Russians involved in the negotiations thus far have maintained strictest/ secrecy about their progress. The outline of the situation has become only ohghtly less hazy since news of the first sessions was announced by Tass, the official Soviet news agency. remainder of the funds needed atirt il vas disclosed today that all of these bonds have been underwrit- en to make it possible to complete ,he project which will finance conduction and also provide furnish- ngs for the santuary.. The congregation will continue to ise the present sanctuary until the imit is completed. Later, the old structure will be razed to make room lor enlargement of the present. Sunday School building. Rayburn Backs 5 Amendments to New Labor Bill WASHINGTON, May 2 W) — Speaker Rayburn announced today his support of five amendments to the administration labor bill anc said he believe; tfiey will assure passage of the measure. W Rayburn told a news conference "file amendments are being drafted by a group of House members including Southern Democrats. They will be offered tomorrc./ when the House resumes debate on labor legislation. Briefly, he said, here's what they would do: 1. Give Ihe Presidenl authority to intervene, either by injunction or plant seizure, in a threatenet strike involving the public welfare 2. Make it "perfectly clear" tha there is to be freedom of speed on both sides in a labor controversy 3. Rc(iuiro non-Communist af lidavits to be made by leaders o both labor and management. 4. Make certain that financial reports of labor organizations are available to members of Ihe unions and perhnps to the public generally. 5. Require that both sides in a controversy must bargain "in good faith." Mrs. Redman Attends National TB Meeting Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary for (he Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, Is in Dc- (roit. Mich., today to attend the conference of the National Tuberculosis Association. • Mrs. Redman left Saturday, and Avill return next week. The confer- SKiice is being conducted by tuber- ^Kilosis specialists at the Brook- Csdillac Hotel. Among those attending from Arkansas nre four representatives of Ihe Tuberculosis Division of the Arkansas Board of Health, and Mrs. Flizabpth Conoway of Joncsboro. executive secretary for Craighcnd County Tuberculosis Association. : '^w York Cotton Xl:\V YORK. May 2, <,ri— Closing House Opens Hearings on Civil R'whts WASHINGTON. May 2. W) — House hearings on anti-poll lax leg- Lsla'ion—on part of President Truman's civil rights program—began today. Backers of the legislation had the first say. Generally, they condemned Ihc poll taxes, levied In some Southern states, as discriminatory and amounting to government by minority. Pie.sident Truman has called for legislation lo make it unlawful lo levy a. poll tax as a requirement for voting in elections for federal offices. An administration subcom mittee Ls considering bills t<? do thai Rep. Harrison (D-Va) heads Ihe subcommittee. L»ler this week, a labor subcommittee is to open hearings on leg- islatior. to prohibit discrimination In employment because of race color or creed. That is another poiul of the president's civil rights program Rep. Powell. Negro Democral from New York, heads the labor subcommittee. The first at the poll tax hearing? was Irving Brant of Washington, a former St. Louis editor He assorted that the poll tax "impairs Hie integrity of elections." Through poll taxes. Brant con tended, "the minority rules." Elmer W. Henderson, director o the American Council of Human Rignls, told the commitlee "th the pel! tax laws in the Southern states were enacted for the expres. purpose of disfranchising Negn. citizen.-:" but "Ihe effect has beer to disfranchise millions of whites as well." that would mean S500 more a year for each of its 600,000 workers In the industry. The 1.000 workers at the Singer Manufacturing Company p I a n I slruck for EI change In whal they claim is a speed-up system In Incentive payment. They are represented by the CIO Electrical Workers. All.inlruu Walking In Atlanta, thousands of citizens were without bus and trolley service as a result of a strike of 1,300 trolley and bus drivers. The APU union workers struck Saturday night for a 15 cculs an hour wage boost and a revised pension plan. They now average $1.30 an hour. The Georgia Power Company offered Ihcm a five cent boost. The other 2.600 New Jersey workers who are Idle Include 1,000 APL textile workers at 13 label-weaving plants; 600 AFL iron workers at north Jersey iron shops; 800 AFL stcamfitters in the pumbing Indus- Iry; and 200 CIO Unlled Eleclrical Workers at a south Jersey auto engine repair shop. AH went on strike last month. In South Bend, no settlement is sight in the two weeks old strike of 7,500 Bendix Aviation workers In a dispute over dismissal of 7 workers and over counter-charges f a speed-up and slow-down. The trike has made 27.0011 other auto r orkers idle and hns forced Nash, <aiser-Frazer and Packard to shut own. travelling tills year huvc taken a 16 mlllmeter movie camera and wll record their experiences from Steele to St. Louis from St. Louis to Ne\\ York and across the vast spaces to Lebanon, nnd back. Mrs. Koury and her son \vcr< to arrive at 7:30 a.m. today atte: stops In Newfoundland. Ireland London, Brussels, Belgium, and Con Rtantlnoplc. They were to be me at Damascus by relatives, knowi only through correspondence, and go from there to Batngerlne. They will visit relatives of the Koury's on both sides of the family. Some time will be spent at Beirut, where the elder Mr. Koury'.s slslei, Mrs. Joseph A. Sallba and family live. Other time will be spent vacationing In the mountains. To Visit Historic Points The Steele travelers will visit Mount Sannln, one of the highest In Lebanon, noted for Us liinatc, ruins of Boalbek Old Prince's Mansion, Cedars of Lebanon, and lo attend religious services at the churches hi the Holy City, Palestine. Mrs. Koury left her mother to come to America with her grandmother, Mrs, Anna Murr, ami she resided In New Orleans with an aunt and uncle, Mr. nnd Mrs, Ella. 1 Last Shanghai Rail Exit Cut; Currency Market Collapses By Fred lfanu>son SHANGHAI, May 2. (Censored). (AP)—Traffic wa» reporled HUHpendod totltiy on tho last railway escape from Cymimimfil-mcitaced Shanghai to South China. Insitlc tho city, the chaotic money market crashed at mid-day, after garrison headquarters outlawed free .trading in prewar silver dollurs on threat of death—obviously a meas- '* ire of great desperation. The Red radio last night uld itghl Chinese government armies voro "wiped out" and parts of four (her armies "routed" In the Nan- kliiB-Slmnghal-Hiuigchow area. (A, iihlncsc army Is usually 20,050 men.l I'hc Red broadcast's claim of a liit'iit victory" was not confirmed >y government sources. The scml-odiclnl Chinese Central Vcws agency wild rail service had iron suspended between Hangchow ond Nanclmng. Hangchow Is a sea- rorl, resort city and communications conler 100 air miles southwest of Shanghai. Nanchang, capital of Klangsl Province, Is about 280 Mexican Killed; Robbers Blamed Four Suspects Hold In Investigation of Death Near Gridcr Mrs. N. Kciurv anil .Sim, 1'lillllp Salk, until IHT marriage to Mr. Koury In 1910. He had come to America In 1005. The young Mr. Koury's trip abroad wilh his mother \vlll call n halt to much of his oK'ic activities In Sleclc for the summer. He Is n member of the flotury Club, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, u director tor the Chain lji;r of Commerce nnd u member of the following Masonic orders: Klccle l-oiluc CM, Helm Chapter 117 nt Kcnnell, Commalulcry of Poplai liliiff. Scottish Kite of St. Louis- Shrine Moolah Temple nl .St. I.ouls Sherlir Wllliuin Jlmyinun nnd Coroner R. M. Iloll lire lodny con- Itnutnj; (heir luve.stlniillon of Ibc (leulli of l-'runklo Hernandez. yeur-old M p x 1 e n n furm liiborcr whose battered body was found yesterday In n roadside ditch neui Clrldev. Coroner Iloll said tlial. uu In. would probably be held tomorrow llernniutc/,' l>o<ly wns found b; in unidentified yonlb ncur Holt'* Store which Is located ensl of Clrl ler iilxiiil n mile off Highway 01 01 11. r. Ohlendorfs plantation. Ho ind been beiilen severely about thu lead and face, apparently by a piece of metal pipe or some other blunt nstrumerit, Coroner Iloll staled. Ho lad been dead about Uirco hours when found. Mr. Iloll listed robbery ns a possible ninllvc for the Mexican's death as only n cheap pocket wntch was found In his clothlnx nnrt I peared as If Romenno had gone and a member Knstcru Star. of the Order of May Day Unity Theme Fizzles, Divided World Is Emphasized (By The Associated Press) ^ Mny Day, 1949. — 60th anniversary of n dny proclaimed lo clemrmMrntc unity among the world's workers—showed instead Communist and non-Communist world. split between the Hi2h Low Close r y ?3'9 ;'3,20 13.28 Jly 3252 32.41 32.47 Oc-, 2925 29.13 29.32 ]>_• 2005 21.93 2903 V 'i 2" "> 2° 83 "R": 1 ;* M.iy 28.73 2&65 28.72-73 Texas Co. New Yor*- (Closing Quotations) Stockmen Oppose Administration's New Farm Plan WASHINGTON. May 2—«P|—The American National Livestock Assoc- ation today declared its opposition o the Truman administration's >roposed new farm program. The association said it dislikes "government subsidies and controls." "We are opposed to over-all grants of authority that inevitably will .end more and more to regiment Ihe entire Industry. Aside from our belief that such subsidies and con- sols are fundamentally unsound, the very nature of our Industry is such that it does not lend llsclf lo oporalion under such controls." The administration has proposed thai the government abandoned present price supports on many crops. These supports aim to maintain farm prices by holding crop surpluses oul of the markets. The government either buys the surplus or makes loans on surpluses stored and withheld from the market. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan has suggested Instead that these crops be permitted lo sell at what the market will pay. The government then would make "production payments" directly to farmers to make up the difference between the average price In the market and the price the government considers to be a fair return to the farmers. School Aid Bill Rider Expected To Be Defeated WASHINGTON, May 2. W- Three sponsors of legislalion to grant the states $300,000,000 annually for school education predicted today the Senate will turn down RIIJ major change. But the forecast—by Senators Taft (K-Ohlo), Elbert (D-Utah and Aiken (R-Vt.)—-was challenged by supporters of an amendment by Senator Lodge (R-Mass.K Senate foes of the $300,000,000 education bill don't expect to muster enough votes to defeat the measure. But Ihcy are Hopeful Ihe aid dlstribulton lormula will be revised. As drafted, the bill calls for grants to states on the basis of (1) the number of school children 5 to 11 years old in a state, and 12) the annual income payments in each stale. The Lodge amendment calls for distributing the federal funds on the basis of J10 for each public school child. Lodge has labelled "ridiculous" Ihe plan for laklng Into account Ihe annual Income payment* in each stale. He says It is no accurate yardstick of a stale's wealth. 4 The Soviet Union, which has adopted the International obscr- ance as Its great national holiday, yestcrdiiy put on a spectacular display of military mtghl In Mos cou-s Red Square. Prime Minister Josef Stalin, with members of the Politburo, took the salute. Cheering thousands passed In review while military aircraft Including a strong display of speedj Jet piaue.s flnshed overhead. Defense Minister Alexander Vas- ilevsky trumpeted more charges o: "American war plans" and continued Soviel denunciations of the Atlantic Pact. Many Smaller Kalllcs Ill-Id All Communlsl-domlnalcd land: flexed Ihcir muscles In similar, bu smaller demonstrations. They were cheered by claims from their Com immtst brcthcrn in China of vas new victories In the Shanghai Nnnkili^-Hangchow area. Parades and rallies fillei the streets of Warsaw, Prague Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia- capitals of the satellite countries Speakers pledged of support fo Russia and denounced "nsvflonn deviationist-s" such as Marshall Tit of Yugoslavia. But Yugoslavia hit back. At May day celebrations ID Belgrade tl country's Communist party attack ed not only Western "Imperialists, but the "monstrous, slanderous at lacks" by the Eiistcr nCommunis bloc. Outside the iron cuitiiin the divisions were much more obvious. New York Saturday had rlml "Loyally Day" nnd left-wing parades four blocks ap.irt. "I/jyalty" See MAY DAY on rngc 10 tames Compiled : or War Marker Memorial Association Socks List of War Dead from County Leaders of the Mississippi County Memorial Association .started work oday coni[)iliiiu a list of names o be cut on the granite memorial o the war dead ot this county. Curtis J, UHlc, president, said .oday that, the ns.soclatlon wns rcly- ln|f on relatives lo .supply tiamc, rank, and tlientre of operiitions. Me Indicated Unit there will he about 200 names cut on the stone, and that the first RO names to be received will be on the fiont of the marker atid the olhcrs would be cut on the buck of the stone. Ills pockets. lie WHS Idcn- tlllcrt by friends who told olflccrs Unit WIIK Ihe "quiet type" and most generally carried money. Four Held as Suspect* Coroner Holt slated Ihat four Mexicans were being held for nues- llonlng In Osccola but so far little headway had been nmdc In the In- Hernandez was laat alryc bv Chiang in Shanghai? SHANGHAI, May 2. (Censored) (/1't—A newspaper rciiort In Can- Ion said today that Generalissimo Clilnnp Kal-hhck U still in Shnnijhal. personally directing de- of the city. (Thtn censored Shanghai dispatch neither confirmed nor denied Ihe Canton report; but ft lidded') If lie b here, lie might be conferring with local military lenders. fi lends in Osceola Saturday nti/nt a few hours before ho was killed. Coroner llolt staled Ihat the man hnd n six-hied gush on the buck of his head and several smaller culs and bruises on oilier parts of his head and face. ODD rib was broken and his left arm was badly skinned nnd brul.scd. He said that he did not believe Unit IlernniirlcK wns killed on tire siiol where his body was found as there wns very Illlle blood around this area. He Indicated that the man probably was killed somewhere else. possibly in a car, and his body later thrown or drugged Into the ditch. miles farther southwest — ojmost midway between Shanghai and Canton, provisional Nationalist capital on the south const. tTlils wns the first Indication that Hie Communist offensive might have penetrated so deeply into South China. Previous dispatches have In- dlcalcd the main Red thrust wmi aimed al Hangchow. (Central, News, however, ^id nol nay what caused suspension of rail traffic botWeon Hnngchow and Nari- chang or'jvhere Red'troow-if' tny —were qperatlmj al-)n»jlhe N Hn«X A aiA'irtjhllt,.fiiVrtfoH ctmmu ~ left for adding other with space n nines. Mr. Little said today Hint solicitation wns conttiminu and would continue milt! the S5.00I) wnu reached. and as Ihc solicLhHlon progressed the construction woik on the monument was already underway. The nriiues arc belnK cut In llic monument at nr> cost lo tho relatives, Mr. Utllc Said. He siild that the average cost of culling Hie names in the granite was $6.50, but that the entire cost would be covered by the funds solicited by Ihe association. Mr. Little said donations made in memory of relatives or friends who have lost their lives In the service arc being listed nnd will be scaled in a copper box and placed in the foundation of Ihc oiomuncnt. Inrnrnmlinn Sought Cnrds with Information about war dead may be mailed lo Mr. Little at Hlylhevllle. Contributions may also be directed lo him. If solicllors Am. T and T Am Tobacco . *>8 1An.vCTrir: 30 Bot!> S'«l 30 3- Chl Vflci 50 3-8 National Distillers n 3-8 Gen Elec. 37 1-4 Gen Motors 58 Int. Hnn-e.'ler 233-8 Mont. Wp.rd 53 1-4 N. V Central 11 1-8 J. C Penney 4« 3-8 Sear?. Roebuck 37 1-2 Ra.'io 12 Republic StI 21 7-8 Socony-Vacumn 16 1-S sw oil N. j ra SonMvn Pacific 41 '-1 Rose Becomes Manager Of Fertilizer Plant; Also Heads Corporation Charles Rose of Roseland has assumed management of the Blytheville TYrlilizer Corporation's plant on S"nlh Highway 61 succeeding Leor K Davis, formerly of New Orleans. It was disclosed today. Mr. Rose Is president of Ihe corporation Mr. Davis resigned several days ago to become vice president of the Southern Agricultural Fertilizer Company of Clarksdalc. MLss.. which Is plai-.nhif; an expansion program and plnrr to provide storage facilities In several sections of Ihe Mid- Soul h (or distribution of anhydrous. amr.'Dnla, Nfv Davis was a vice prcsldenl as well as manager of (he plant here which Ls owned by Mississippi County men. lie came to Blythe- 9 Killed, 100 Hurt as Twisters Lash 5 States over Weekend ville 01'Sr.nlzcj' after Ihe company was and asslslcd with the 51 1-3 construction of the plant. By The Associaicd Press A two-day series of tornadoes lashed parts of the South and southwest Saturday and Sunday killing, nine persons and injuring almost 100. Damage was roughly estimated at $2.000.000. Mississippi and Louisiana were hit by tornadic winds yesterday. Twisters struck In Oklahoma and Texas Saturday. Western Kansas also received minor damage Saturday. Oklahoma took the worst beating. Sixteen tornadoes struck In widely scattered parts of the state, causing five deaths. Approxlmalcly 75 persons were Injured, with at least 50 being hurl In the vicinity of Norman, Okla. Norman is the site of the University of Oklahoma. Four persons died in Texas. The tornado hit In the northeast part of the slate. Nine persons were injured In a tornado which slashed through an oil dcld and three plantations near Homer, a small town in Northwestern Louisiana. Of the nine, all Negroes, two were in serious condition. Five homes and four barns were demolished. In central and northeastern Mississippi, high winds damaged build- Ings, uprooted trees and cut power lines. No casualties were rrjwrlcd, however. Water River. Mls-s.. was hardest Jill. The winds also whipped through Houlka, Okolona and Houston. The dead In Oklahoma Included: Jessie Harvey, 60. Spenccrvillc: Calvin Wcsl, 59, Antlers: Newt Prllltt. 30, Utica; Helling Fain, 11. McCloud, and Anita True, 7. Tulsa, killed near Meeker. In Texas. Bryant Wade, 60. his wife Myrtle, and their eii;ht-year- old grandson, Malcolm, were killed when their home was demolished. They lived about, four and one-half miles northeast of Telephone, a small town near the Oklhomn border. Another Texan. J. E. Miller. 49, died as he crouched in a dtlcli to escape the twister. He apparently suffered a heart attack. The Texas tormulo caused damage estimated al about $50,000. The estimate was made by Bob Cati- trcll. editor ol the Bonhnni Daily Favorite, W'ho snld about 15 houses and an unspecified number of farm buildings were destroyed or damaged. Homes were hit In the vicinity of F.dhube and Lamasco, both near Bcnhani, liit-llmi Tlicury Discarded When found he was lylnn on his back, hoiul-flrsl In Ihc dtlcli. Coroner Hoil said, with Ills head in n small pool of water. Mr. Holt stilled llml It was nrsl believed lhal Hcrnnmley. iviis a victim of a hit and run driver but that this was later ruled out, as the In- vosllKiillon proceeded. Hernandez came to Mississippi County Iwo yours ngo from Texas as a In tin laborer. He hns two daughters. Brnnlah nnd Luple Hernandez, living In iho vicinity of Grl- dcr and wns believed lo have madn his home with one of his daughters. Other survivors Include three sons. Jessie and Frankle Hernandez of liaymondvlllc. Tex., and Gregorie Hernandez of Columbus, Tex., who are ciiroutc here for funeral services. The body Is being held at the Holt Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending further Investigation. said Nationalist forces ~ still -wen holding Kunshan, 32 miles west ol Shanghai, despite heavy Red artillery bombardment at the outakirtt of tho town. A small Red force which reached the vicinity of Talchang, a mile ot so northeast of Kunshan, was ellrn- inolcd by Nationalist troops, th« garrison announced. These Reds might have been riant defenders of the Communist forct which attacked Kunshan. The garrison said their strength was onlj 200 nnd was "totally wiped out." A traveler from Hangchow said today that city had been occupied by Nationalist mtlltla. He said combat troops were not In evidence but he had no Idea where they had gone. In Shanghai, there was no undul amount of military activity and nc slRn of any impending Red attack. Within the city, troop movement! were not especially evident. Hun t dreds of Chinese soldiers, however^ boarded Chinese naval vessels which steamed down the Whanghpoo River toward the sea. The Shanghai garrison's new money market decree prohibited trading ill silver dollars except al the official rale of four million yuan to one silver dollar. The previoui open rate hnd soared as high as nine all various linvc not contacted communities. An additional $21050 was added to contributions today lo bring total collections to S3.0C0.28. This Includes the following individual contributions: $50 from Ihc lilytheville Ki- wnnls Club and the Cobb Funeral Home, S25 from Dr. f. R. Johnson; $10 each from Johnnie Young, F.. M. Regenold, $5 each from Max Walson. Eric Wnddcll. E. E. Smith. Ed Stewart, M. B. fYnnlngton, Dr. L. L. Hubncr, L. A. Hardln, E. L. Hale, and Marlon Dyer: $250 from Prultt Harrison: $2 each from B. J. Allen, Henry Berry, Charles Ful- lerlon. N. H. Hughes, and $1 each from Sam Adams. J. L. Bn.wett. John Buckner, Dick Burns, W. L Douglas. Ray EBRcnskerger, James Klltett. TenKue. C. A. Vinson nnd Nenl Webster. million. As word of the order spread U.S. Consul and Wife Arrested in Prague PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia, May 2 —Wi—An American consul and his wife were arrested yeslerday for photographing Ihc May Day parade. Police released them after an hour. They were Mr. and Mr.s. Martin Bowe of Holyokc. Mass. Uowc heads the office which grants permits for travel in the American-British -French 7x>ncs of Germany. Police confiscated the Bowc's film but said II would be relumed If It showed nothing the police thought "incriminating." Negro Woman Suffers Fatal Burns in Home Centura King. 43. Negro woman, died yesterday at Olythcvlllc Hospital of burns received late Salur- day whrn flames from a kerosene can Ignited her clothing at her home on Scale Street In the Pride addition. ' A five-gallon can of kerosene became ignited when the Negro woman attempted to rc-klndle a fire in a stove at her home. Flames from the can also set fire to the Negro's home and the Interior of the frame house was damaged. The Negro woman was badly burned about the body. She was rushed lo the hospital following the fire and died yesterday morning. Fimcnil services are to be conducted In Hernnndo, Miss., Thursday witli burial there. She Is survived by her husband John King, her mother Cornelia Sanders, two" sister and one brother al! of Bylthe- ville. Caston Funeral Home is In charge. through the city, Ihe value of sllvej coins crashed. With it the vslu« of foreign currencies crushed «ven harder. The U.S. dollar, which brought 9,500,000 yuan in ban* vouchers at 10 a.m., fell to 5,500,000 in len minutes. During Ihe welter of octtvily, It became known Ihat Ihe official government Central Bank had moved its hcadriuarters to Cnnton. Truman Approves Bill Admitting 300,000 OP'S WASHINGTON, May 2 I/P)—Rep. Celler (D-NY) said after a WhiU House call today that President Truman "wholeheartedly approved" his bill for Ihe admission ol from 300.000 lo 400,000 displaced persons to the United States during the next four years. Cellar said he expects the House Judiciary Committee to endorse the bill formally at a meeting tomor* row. He Is chairman of the committee. Soybeans May July Nov. (Prices f. o. b. Chicago) High Low Close 227 2.18'i 2.24 a.n 2.01 H 2.2T-26 : 2.171 i-li 2.02U Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. A little warmer this afternoon and tonight. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday with rising temperatures. Minimum tills morning—54. Maximum yesterday—73. Minimum Sunday morning—SB. Maximum Saturday—68. Sunset today—6:45. Sunrise tomorrow—5:08. Precipitation 48 hours to T »m. today—.62. Total-since Jan. 1—22.89. Mean temperature (midway between high and lowl—63. Normal mean for April—81. This Dale Lut Tew Minimum this morning—69. Maxlnuni "esterday—83. Precipitation Jan. I to thi* (Sat* -20.65.

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