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VAGI TWELYB BLYTHEYILLE. • (ARK.) COURIER NEWS France Could Use Sherlock Holmes In Unraveling Mystery of 3 Cases POITIERS, France, Aug. 31. (IP) —Polio* uld today they had ar- llet, 40, a flour * recent wave of deaths and slck- ne» from poisoned bread In Font Saint Esprit. Case No, 1: Police figure they've got the bread raiva iTutunce iruunct, iv, » nuur death* partly cleared up, The mill owner. In connection with the jbread was poisoned by ergot, they PARIS, Aug. 31. (*) — France could use a couple of Sherlock Holmes' today to help solve three baffling mysteries which have brought violent death to 17 persons. Where did the grain come from that went into the bread in the little southern town of Pont-Saint- Esprit—bread that killed four persons and set at least 40 others writhing' In the agonies of "St. Anthony'* fire?" Did kindly, matronly Marie Besnard, 5U, feed fatal doses of arsenic to her two husbands and 10 other persons, including close relatives, in-laws and friends? They all died between 1027 and 1947 and Madlyne Besnard—now in jail awaiting trial —acquired a great deal of wealth during that time, much of It In legacies. Is it the body of Madame Mnrta Smigly-Hydz, widow of the late Polish Army Marshal Edward Smigly-Rydz, that was found under a bridge on the Riviera in July? If so—and police think It Is, though the head, legs and arms are missing—who did it? say, a fungus disease that hits cereals in rainy spells and causes what was known from medieval times as "fervent fever" or "St. Anthony's fire." Malady Struck Port Tlie wlerd malady struck the tiny Rhone River port of Pont- Saint-Esprit AUK. 11. Some 200 persons called urgently for medical help—some of them screaming they were surrounded by (ire and moii- sters and some trying to commit suicide. There are' still 37 persons In the htspital. Tlie police now are trying to figure out where Iho poisoned grain came from. They speculate that It may have come from farmer* who sold It clandestinely to avoid taxes and other paper formalities. Officials said they had traced the flour used in the bread to a nearby miN. Case No. 2: Back In 1915, Leon Besnard, second husband of Madame Besnard, died In the little town ot Loudon In western Prance. Everyone thought it was from natural causes until a tip from neighbors caused police to dig up his body In 1949, They said tests showed he died of arsenic poisoning. Oilier Bodies Exhumed This led them to dig up II other bodies and all ot them, wid Uie police, were drenched in arsenic. Included were the bodies of the woman's first husband, Auguste Antigy, who died In 1927, hi» moth- ei, who died in 1949 her second husband's mother, other relatives and tsvo friends. Madame Besnard was arrested and charged with murdering all 12. While she awaits trial, she Is whiting her memories. She has flatly dr-nlcd the charges against her. Examinations show she Is sane. Hut now a bombshell has been exploded on the eve of her trial. Toxi- cologic.il experts, acting for her de. fense lawyers, say all the soil where the bodies were buried contains an abnormal 200 grams of arsenic per cubic yard. How the arsenic got there hasn't been explained yet. Case NO. 3: On July 17, the torso of a woman was found In a sack under a bridge at Cros-D'utcJle, a Ullage near the Riviera resort city of Cannes. After tracking down 12 false idcnlty clues, police finally said they were convinced it was the body of 57-yeur-old Mcdame Smlgly-Rydz, v ho had been missing for two weeks from the Monte Carlo home she had occupied for several weeks. The clue to her identity police said, was a pair of panties with 'a Hollywood label on them that an American woman said she had sent to the polish woman. FRIDAY, AUOUtT 11,'lMl Douglas Urges Recognizing Red China to Smash Russian Ties \ Leaves Dai| y Newspaper Tells British For Treaty Meet /Where 2 Diplomah Are Hidi " 9 ' Secretary Confident 1 Pact to Be Signed as 'Symbol of Peace' WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (/P) — Secretary of State Acheson left today for the Japanese.peace conference which he said "will provide a test for those nations that really want peace and those that do not." The secretary with 48 other members of the U.S. delegation, took off by special plane at 9:16 am. EST, for San Francisco where the conference opens Tuesday. They «rn expected to arrive at 1:55 p.m. EST. His parting statement appeared aimed directly at Soviet Russia whose delegation, now en route to San Francisco, and has Indicated It will attack and refuse to sign the treaty. ".San Francisco, where the United Nations was created to build world 'peace, and where we will sign the Japanese Peace Treaty which has been drafted in the spirit of the United Nations charter, will provide a test for those nations that really want peace and those that do not," Acheson said. "I am confident that the vast majority of the nations attending the conference will sign the treaty aa a signal demonstration of I tie desire of all free peoples for peace and freedom." LONDON, Aug.'31. (/!•>—The Dally*. Herald sold today it has told the British foreign office where missing diplomats Donald MacLcan and Guy Burgess are hiding—and how they got there. The foreign office replied that the same information has.been In the hands ot the British secret >rvice for some time—and that Its firm any part or WAR Peiping Radio Reports Battle In Peace City TOKYO, Aug. 31. China's Pelplng radio broadcast a report today that fighting broke out In the Kaesong neutrnl zone of Korea Thursday and. "Is sdll continuing." The report was attributed to Alan London (Communist) Daily worker. The broadcast said South Korean troops "pushed within about three miles, of Kacsonu: city with machlneguns. They were stopped by police guards. "So far it is known that t\vo military personnel of this side have been killed." Knesong is the center of a five mile neutral zone. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS III Aug. 31. W>— (USDAJ— Hogs 1,5M- barrows and gilts 180 lb s up 10 to 15 higher than Thursday's nvor.T'C- sows nt early to 25 higher; bulk choice 130-230 Ibs 21.40-60. larccly 21.50. few lands 21.65; some 180s around 21.25; most a-iO-280 lt)s 20.40-21.25; heavier weights scarce; 150-170 Ibs 19.75-20.75; few 2100 I20-HO Ibs n.CO-19.25; ICO-110 Ibs 15.00-16.50; sows -!00 Ibs down 18.0019.00; heavier sows 16.00-17.75; stags 13.00-15.30; boars 11.00-M.50 Cattle 700; calves 600; a lev utility and commercial yearling steers and heifers 25.00-30.00; utility and commercial cows 2i 5026.00; odd head 28.00; canners and cutters 16.50-22.50. Childress Breaks Collar Bone in Football Practice Blytheville High School's football McLean, 38, and Burgess. 40, vanished on May 25 alter landing at St. Malo, France, from an excursion steamer which they had boarded at Southampton. The Daily Herald asserted yesterday they had been tracked down by M15 the British secret service. It quoted unidentified MIS agents as Its source. This smoked out it formal dental from the Foreign Office. A spokesman said the missing men have not been found and that the sources quoted by the Herald "made no such statements as those attributed to them." Red) Chlldress, sophomore block- ng back, would bo lost to the Chicks due to a broken collar bone. Young Chlldress, who was being [roomed for first team duty, suffer- d the injury during yesterday afternoon's practice session. Chitdress said this morning that tie injury would keep him out of action for six or seven weeks. He suffered the break during tackling practice. (Continued from Page 1) more than two weens. Friday and Thursday night Allied planes ripped into those Reel reinforcements and assaulted their supply routes throughout Korea. Allies supplied their own troops with the biggest air drop in two montlis. Thirty-six flying box cars parachuted 110 tons of ammunition, rations and medical supplies yesterday to troops battling high -- the mountains of eastern Korea. Rain swollen streams and muddy roads cut. off truck routes. Observations Reported A U.S. Eighth Army staff officer today, reported the following new observations of Communist troops in eastern Korea: A fresh division, about 8,000 men. digging in west of the coastal city or Kansong, 25 miles north of Parallel 38. About 2.COO Reds moving south toward Yansgu. a city eight miles north of 38 and 35 miles Inland from the east coast. Allied planes roared down and attacked this group. Two other groups of 5.000 Rcrts oacli in cnmcuflaRecl positions west of K.tnrong mid north of Tnjc. Allied artillery fired on these concentrations yesterday. The staff officer said all Ilic new- Reds presumably are North Koreans. In the past, large Communist drives have been spearheaded by Chinese Reds. Allied troops repulsed four Communist probitlT attacks north of Yanggu yesterday. JoW Knob Man Fined On Bad Check Charge W. H. Bray of Bald Knob has Jeen sentenced to the county perm; Tarm yesterday because he couldn't pay fines levied against him on :harges of obtaining money by raise pretense, Deputy Sheriff Floyd Burrls of Lencliville said thh morning. Bray cashed several checks ii, Leachvilie when he dldnt have any money In the bank, Deputy Burrls said, and "Was fined $25 and costs on each of. two charges. With the Courts Circuit (Criminal): Katie Ricks, forgery and utter- Ing, Fred McGruder, grand larceny. Inc JOB-SELLING (Continued from i'.ige t) Mructlon Men's Association Me;v York, an employe group. He said this datii ludlrntcs: 1. The Corps of Army Engineers is "the worst offender." 2. There is a •'common understanding" between most contractors and private aecnclrs 'to chisel laborers on government defenscwork out of a good portion of their pay." 3. Job applicants often can get work only through ccrtnin agencies. 4. Some big contracting firms openly oppose the practice. Bur- »\AR\IN'G ORDER v,,ni,.i u[,|nj>c me practice, tjur- In the Chancery Court, Chiclta-l rtjc!i disclofcrt one letter terming sawba District,, Mississippi County Arkansas. ' Marion Neuschulten. ptf. vs - No. 11,781 William A. Neuschulten Dtt Tlie defendant, William A. Neu- schultcn, is hereby warned to appear withtn thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Marlon Neusc!m!!cn 1951 Dated this 16th day of August. Hnrvcs- Morris, Clerk Gene E. Bradley, ally, for plf. C. F. Cooper, atty. Art Lltcm. 8J17-24-31 0,7 "entirely tndefen- sotnettmes run up the prautice stole." to $600 or more. Burdtrt: said. Hi added the customery charge up pears to be 5 to 10 per cent ot tin annual salary. Oldest The oldest continuously occupie city in the United states is ACOIIIB New Mexico's "Sky City." Located ntop a 350-foot rock mass this ancient natural fortress is Inhabited today by 1500 Indian descendants of tribesmen who were there whe Coronsdo passed b> in 1540. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31. W>)- T Supreme Court Justice William o. Douglas today advocated U.S. recognition of Communist China as a means of smashing its political ties with Soviet Russia. Douglas. Just baclt from, an expedition along the southern frontiers of both Russia and China, said VS. recognition of the Peiping regime would give the free world "i real political victory." Recognition, he told an interviewer, would capitalize on the struggle between Chinese national - Read Courier News Classified Ads NEW SCHOOLS FOR "SHAVETAILS"—The Newsmap above locale* the Army's Officer Candidate Schools, three of which— engineer, signal and armored—are just re-opening Ior business. From these six schools, the Army expects to turn out 8000 new jecond lieutenants a year. Student, from both enlisted ranks and civilian life receive five months' intensive training before winning their bars. Senators Favor New Excise Tax Finance Body Agre«i . Tentatively to Add To TO Ptr Cant Litt WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (5V— The Senate Finance Committee haa shown a willingness to obtain even more revenue from new and higher excise taxes than the Sl,252,000,000 voted by the House. Tlie senators, in announcing first decisions on llie.se .sales levies late yesterday, tentatively agreed to add vacuum cleaners, washing machines and garbage disposal units to the list of appliances hit by a JO per cent tax. This will add on estimated 335,000.000 n year to the additional revenue from excises voted by the House as a part of its*$1,200.000.000 tax hike bill. It represented the major change made by the finance committee so far in its consideration of the excises as compared with the House measure. The excises generally are applied at the manufacturers' leve but are reflected, of course, ij ietail prices. Tlie finance commute'. 1 :-boosting of the excises in the House bill marked a, change from its' previous votes on the big tax measure. Rotarians Hear Address by District- Governor As businessmen, Rotarians must hold the confidence of the people In order to protect the free enterprise system of the United States, A. Howard Stebbins. Ill, governor — _. . ol Rotary International's 2Mth ism and Russia's drive for Far district, told the Blytheville Rotary Eastern solidarity — "the greatest Club yesterday, source o( friction between any two | Mr. Stebbins, making his annual nations In the world today." official visit to the club, said if "Recognition will require straight-, the great majority of people lose forward and courageous thinking confidence in the American busi- by all Americans, but Is the only ness leader, they will ask for a new- logical course," he declared. political and economic system. • T "e Little Rock man confined his Service Station Here "marks largely to the origin and II -J kl u growth of Rotary International Under New Management He was Introduced by -Blytheville Rotarian B. A. Lynch whom U.S. Extends Volunteer Privilege for Draftees Who Have Had 'Physicals' WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. W, — The Defense Department announced today it is extending until Nov. 30 its trial policy of permitting draftees to join the service of their choice even after they have taken pre-induction pllyslcal.s. The department said the experiment has worked out well thus far. Whether It will be continued beyond November, a spokesman added, depends on what happens during the next three months. The second extension of the policy was to have expired today. Jr., B tomorrow! Tni,,, i i» The station has been closed for Webb ^ollind several week., since Mr. Miller relin- ! mbbl Holland - qulshed his franchise. , . I Ingram, Little Rock. Sonny Crabgrass Competitor WASHINGTON UP)— "U-3 1 Bermuda grass, a highly successful turf grass selected at Savannah. Ga.. 13 years ago, can compete successfully with crabgruM In lawns, according to scientists In the U-S. Department of Agriculture. "U-3". which Is the name used By scientists to identify the grass, must have a sunny locution to thrive, but Its resistance to cold has resulted in good turf at locations well-outside the recognized Bermuda belt. The men who have been testing the grass, expect It to have its greatest usefulness for lawns, athletic field.;, playgrounds and golf courses in the crabgrass area. Jap Treaty Draft Disturbs Chinese SINGAPORE (#•>— A large section of the Chinese community in Singapore feels frustrated by terms of the drnft Japanese peace treaty — they see no ,hope in these terins of recovering large funds taken from them by the Japanese as donations during the occupation. Tay Koh yiit, president of the Chinese War Damage Claim Committee, said "it is im fortunate that not a word i s mentioned in the draft concerning payment of the money." He remarked that the Singapore government had promised many years ago to forward this claim to authorities concerned. Wear Them Back To School kMM CONTINUOUS WAISTBAND SLACKS follow through your every move For a generally toller, ilimmer look, new action tailoring eliminates the waist band seam. Now ihe line of the slack follows through unbroken to the top. In 100% wool flannels, gabardines, lightweight rayon blends, glens and tissue-weight corduroy. Truman Uses Toft-Hartley For 9th Time WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (AP) —President Truman.now Jias made luie nine' times of the national emergency provisions of the Taft- HarrJey act. Although Mr. Truman is pledged to repeal the law, enacted over Ills veto, he has not, made an issue of it during the current session of Congress. In three instances prior to yesterday's move to end the nationwide copper strike the cases to which the T-H provisions were applied did not go, all the way through to court injunctions. The list: 1. March, 1948 — Injunction against employers rather than workers, over the strike threat of 900 AFJL workers at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., atomic energy plant. The Issue was wages. 2. March, 1048—Meat packers dispute over pay, settled without injunction. 3. April, 1943 — InMiction against John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers in the dispute over the coal pension and welfare plan. The 'union and its chief were fined $1,420,000 for contempt. 4. May. 1918—Long lines telephone dispute over pay and other issues, settled after the President had moved in hut before nny injunction was obtained. 5.. June. 194&—Injunction In the maritime dispute over the hiring hall issue. Tiiere were three separate orders, on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and the Great Lakes 6. June, 1948—Soft coal dispute over working contract, settled without injunction. 1- June. 1948—Injunction in the longshoremen's pay dispute. 8. February, 1950—Injunction in soft coat mine shutdown. However, settlement of wage and other issues was readied in negotiations after members ot Lewis' union ignored chief's orders to return to work. Lewis was acquitted of contempt. Weather Art. HIM iarceuh Ota* to Mri. ry cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. JWtdelr. ic*H«r«4 1 NOT SO WARM ih under showers In north portion te- night or Saturday. No so wfcrm br north portion Saturday. Missouri Corecant: Incre cloudiness, warm and more today with "scattered thundersflbw- ere in south portions Saturday; cooler north and central tonight and over state Saturday; high today 90 to 95 north, 95 to 100 south; low tonight 15 Southeast. Minimum this morning—Tfl, Maximum yesterday—104. Sunset today—6:30. Sunrise tomorrow—5:32, Precipitation 24 hours* to 7 t.m, —none. Total since Jan. 1—32.27. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—90. Normal mean temperature for August—80.2. Tills Date Last Year Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—85. 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