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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 38 Blythevllle Dally N< Blytheville Courier Blyth«vlll« Herald Mississippi Valley Leadwr BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Senators Pass Controversial Education Bill Measure to Provide $12,980,000 for Use in Arkansas WASHINGTON, May 6-OT— Arkansas would be eligible lo receive an estimated $12,980,000 an- tlie federal-aid-to- sent to the House nually under education bill today following passage In the Sen- Hie yesterday. It was the second time In as many years that the Senate had approved such a bill. The measure sent to the House calls for use of $300,000.000 annually to help states pay teacher salaries and other school operating erpenses. The estimated benefits for Arkansas were calculated by the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Allotments are based on annual income payments In each state and the number of school-age children. r The Arkansas per child allotment would be $25.96. Both Arkansas senators—Fullbright and McClellan—voted for the bill. Amendments Voted Down The measure swept through the Senate last night by a vote of 58 to 15 after all efforts to amend it were beaten down. By providing for the largest per pupil allotments to the poorest states, it is Intended to more nearly equalize education opportunities throughout the nation. An almost Identical bill passed by the senate last year was pigenholed by a house committee. The bill provides that the federal grants may be used by the states to aid private and parochial school children, as well as those in public Gromyko Claims U. S. and Britain Building Up Spain LAKE SUCCESS, May «. {If}— Russia's Andrei A. Gromyko charged today the United States and Britain are strengthening Franco Spain by supplying arms and giving It economic and political assistance. The Soviet deputy foreign minister spoke before the 58-natIon Political Committee of the United Nations Assembly. He accused the two big Western powers of thwarting U. N. attempts to bring about the downfall of Qeii- erallssimo Francisco Franco. "They have done everything possible." Gromyko snid, "to prevent the implementation of Assembly resolutions." Gromyko addressed the committee as It nearcd a showdown vote on the question of the top-level diplomatic boycott on the Franco regime. CIO Steel Union Leads 4th-Round Pay Hike Demand Other of 'Big Four' Labor Organizations Will Follow Suit PITTSBURGH, May 6— {/T*)— Phillip Murray's United Stcelwork- ers ft re taking the lead In demanding a fourth-round pny boost. And some of Murray's other big CIO unions are going to follow the Farm Program Termed Care for Depressions lender. John Lewis, president' of the schools. If slate law. this is permitted by Senators Get Added Urging \ * To Ratify Pact WASHINGTON, May 6. (/!>>—More testimony piled up today In favor of ratification of the North Atlantic Security Pact, Former Supreme' Court Justice Owen J. Roberts, James W. Gerard, lorir.i !.-JrV:;ji!Uiadoi to .iijamaiv'rf.Vul Cnarlks P.vrati, brotffer. of Ohio's •Republican'senator Robert'A. Taft, •gave , their encior.sehleilts''- of the treaty to the Senate Foreign Hela- tioi)3 Committee. Roberts declared thai any delay in approving the pact would damage American prestige throughout the world. Taft said the situation in Europe is still precarious, and he cautioned against "any kind of boners by military missions." He also said that no "domestic politics at the White House" should be permitted to affect our relation to Russia, Gerard expressed the belief that if the treaty isn't ratified, now that It has been signed by 12 nations, "we will be in a war within a year." He told the committee he had polled a group of ex-ambassadors and that 22 had told him they favor the treaty. Roberts declared in his statement that delay in ratification would encourage Russia. 2 Anti-Red Bills Called Invalid ADA Describes Both As Unconstitutional, Sees Reversed Result WASHINGTON. May 6 (.T| — Americans for Democratic action today labelled two anti-Communist bills unconstitutional and said they would actually aid the Communist movement. That opinion was expressed to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee by Benjamin C. Sigal. chairman of the Washington chapter of ADA. He said he was speaking on behalf of the national ADA and also for the American Civil Liberties Union. The subcommittee is conducting hearings on bills by Senators Ferguson (R-Mlch) and Mundt (R- quire registration of communist and Communist - front organizations. They provide stiff penalties for conspiracy to overthrow the government. Sigal testified alter the.se other developments: 1. Ferguson remarked that while Henry A. Wallace, former vice president and cabinet officer, "is not a Communist himself, much of his thought is controlled by Communist organizations." Denies Red Label 2. Mrs. Ada B. Jackson, representing the Congress of American Women, said there Is no basis for the attorney general's citation of that organization 05 subvcrtSYf, find Comm\.Aist>, ^>he upposUa r^itlv.'of the pending bills, but acknowledged under questioning that she had not read, either of them. 3. Both bills were endorsed by the Veterans of TOreign Wars and the veterans' organization Amvete. Sigal told the subcommittee that both the ADA and the civil Liberties Union "are unalterably opjwsec! to Communism, but we are equally opposed to any denial of the basic civil rights and liberties." He added: "It is our conviction that the two icasures are unconstitutional; that ley will in effect materially aid ic Communists; drive them under- round and greatly enhance their tiancss for success." imnffilintcct United Mine Worker also wants more benefits for his hnlf a million soft coal diggers. That's the picture of Industrial America today— the big four of industry—steel, auto, coal nnc) clcc- tricM workers — want more money and guarantee of security In the future, The CIO United Steclworkers' \vnge policy committee purled n three day huddle of top strategists yesterday by asking not only for an unspecified wage hike but pension program and health nnd welfare benefits for 1,110,000 members. Won't Esitmnle Cost Murray, president of both the CIO and sic el workers, wouldn't estimate the total cost of his union demands to the steel industry. He did estimate, however, the insurance program would cost 8.4 cents per man per hour. The CIO leader has been in favor of pensions along with other social security benefits. He's become more insistent on pensions since CLEVELAND, Miss, May 6.— The Tiunum administration's faun program was termed yesterday by Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Bniuimo as a move to prevent depressions which m the nn.st havo started with the farmer and spread from the rural areas to the cities and Industries. He spoke before mure thun 5,000 Deltu farmers and business lender* during the 14th luiiiiuil session of thu Delta Council and stressed the objective of the program which Is designed to give agricultural producers an income of $'20.000,000,000 in 1950, He called attention to tho fact that the overall income objective is 15 per cent less tluin Ihe f tinners' 1948 laconic nnd seven rmd one-half per cent under the estimated income for 10-19. Offered as Depresslun t'urb "If yon want to stop depressions, ' he said in his address here, "tin, farm urea is the place to beyln. In past depressions, It has boon the farm income which hns none dowi first, and has stnyetl down Ihe longest. "Farmers buy mnny things am they have had n $30,000,000,000 Income with which to buy them In recent years. If the farmer docs noi have money to spend, It means ite press ion — depression on the farm nnd in the city. IL Is essential, then, that there be some fixed level below which the farm income is not allowed to full." Mr. Brnnnun wurned that should John Lewis obtained them Tor Ford Motor Co Faces Paralysis If Walkout Lasts Strike May Take Company's Cars Off the Market the United States Into another U. S. Urges More Direction of Own Affairs for Japan WASHINGTON, May 6 Wi- The United States declared today that Japan should "be given increasing direction of its own affairs in the international field." A policy statement by the St,ile Department said that beginning this process under the occupation has "obvious advantages in dcvn loping a healthy international outlook " nnd "averting tlie confu.siov that might well arise from any abrupt removal of current restrictions after a peace treaty. The statement added: "The immediate resumption bi .Japan oJ some international res ponsunliLies in such fields as iradi promotion, citizenship and propert; problems, cultural relations, lech nical and scientific arrangement are changes which would prove i .substantial contribution to the cvo nomic recovery of -Japan." The -statement was Issued in ex planation of a new proposal to th 11-nation Par Eastern Commissioi to permit t he Japanese to accep invitations to attend internationa conferences. The proposal, submitted month, has met with objection , from several of the Pacific ollte. Uflncluding Britain. Prance and Mi • ^Philippines, it has not yet bee: acted on by the commission whic fixes Japanese occupation policy. Austrian Treaty ToJfcs Await German Decisions LONDON. May 6—(yT 1 )—The B:, Four agreed today to suspend talk on an Austrian treaty of indepenc enre until after the four foreig minister discuss Germany. If Ihe foreign ministers meetinj onening in Paris May 23. shou: arrive at some solution for Ger many, the way nrobablv would b paved for Austria. a like agreement o Dsceola Jaycees 'Ian Installation Of New Officers Bill McMnth will be Installed as president of the Osceola Junior ihamber of Commerce at a dinner neeting to be held Tuesday flight ~'c succeeds Henry J. Swift. Other officers lo serve Inclucta; •iarry Hall, vice president; Rny Mann. executive vice president. '•inrry Livenstein, treasurer; Billy ?drin$ton, secretary; Tim Bowles, J. W. Taylor. Fred Hendrlx. Billy Nicholson, Vernon A.ston, Emmett •Mid Sam Edrington were named a? directors. Guest speaker will be John B. SlcKenncy. who heads the West Tennessee Department of Taxation and Finance. Ke Is state president of thr Tenne.ssce Junior Chamber of Commerce, Jamps Erwin will be the master of ceremonies and Charles DeGraff president of the st Memphis Jaycees will conduct Mic installation. Other giiests who are expected to attend include presidents of nil Junior Chambers in Northeast Ark- anMis. presidents of all civic organizations of Qsccola and all pa^t pro.suient.s of the local Jaycee club. his UMAV members. Throughout Murry's CTO union empire, there's more and more talk about social security for union members. There's talk, too, about wage hikes but the emphasis seems to be on pensions and welfare plans. The CIO United Auto Workers, for example, has declared pensions the No. 1 objective in forthcoming wage talks. President Walter Reit- ther hasn't announced a definite wage pattern but has said an increase will be asked. Want "Package" Boost The electrical industry completes "the Bic; Four." This industry, ton, lias a CIO union—the 600,000 member United Klectrical. Radio <fc Machine Workers. Union executives have readier! a program- sub.iect to approval of locals—for a $500 annual "Package" boost. The "nar.kage" would Include nn unspecified ''wape Increase, pension and health plan imnrovemcnts— and a shorter work week,: The pattern of asking for pension and welfare funds—or improvements to such plans—apparently will be followed by most CIO unions, The United Farm, Equipment and Metal Workers wants a pension and welfare fund—and a 30-ccnt hourly wage boost for its 72.000 members. Then, there's the united Packinghouse Workers. It hasn't annuonccd specific demands but It wants morn money—and improved welfare nnd pension plans. Sttelworkers currently have an average basic hourly rate of S1.G8. They have Increased 46 cents an hour in three years. In 194G Industry granted an IB-cent hourly boost, then gave 15 cents more In 1947 and, last year, came across with 13 cents additional. Contract Expires In Vrar The union's con tract, wilh U.S. Steel Corp. and other major steel producers does not expire until May 1. 1950. However. It contains a provision permitting reopening for wngc and social Insurance issues this year Just when the steel and union representatives will sit down at the conference table isn't known. Steelworkers say different parts of thi industry have different problems particularly fabricating rompanie5 where unemployment i* mounting In this connection, the Wage Policy Committee declared: "Negotiating cnmmii'-ees shal work out plans with rmulovcrs ti mutually cope with the* problems o unnmplovment company by romp any—nnd olant by nlanl—througl all appropriate means." depression, the nation will not be able to en re for her own economy let alone continue her present vital role among the nations of the world, many of which nre needing our aid to meet crises within their own borders. While he did not point directly lo the menace of Russia antl communism, he si\id that in the event of another depression in thl.s country It would be nn ensy mntter (or a strong power to step In uncl find a fertile field for imposing their ideology on the people of Hits country. Would Safeguard America As a menus of safeguarding America from such un attack, Mr. Hran- nnn said, "we must give the folk in diaries F. Hrnnniin * * * abundance of our farms. The ad- mknlstrntlon program, in spht of what its critics suy, will not rost any more In the long inn than havo Ihe present support programs, and the benefits should be grculer." Cotton producers were told by Mr. ftranimn thnt present lonn supports for collou would be continued under tho proposed program. Thu only change, he said, would be In n different support formula and production puyincnUs for nonstorablc products, The agricultural secretary touched brlelly on the unit price support, limitation U.BOQ units or 100 Imles of cotton If all units were used for Sec FARM PLAN on TaRr. 5 May C. (/I 1 ) — Ft House, u Khml of (\w aulo kmlus- liy, lay still nnd helph'.vi today In the Ki'lp of a slHko. The Ktviil factory, one of America's mnrveLs, leniuim-d Ulli! into I ho second tiny of tho CIO Auto Workers' wulkout of (X),000 men prolc.stlnK it "spccd-np." No renewal of m'KolliUtons In tin dispute wns .schc'uulecl. IJUImnlrly, I\M'<r.s rnMni opt-ra- llon n.s tile world's KPC'OIK! lnri;r.s! nnlo ;u't)dtH'(T, employing more I Inn 100,000 production workers, wmli face puruly.sis. All told, flotuo Hfj.OOO wore 01 strike. The UAW-CIO also struck Ford' I.lm-oln-MoiTury plunt, One .source— I ho trntlo paper Au (omollve News—Mild the sir Ik' mlKhl ii'ko I'Vud cars virtually on of the ninrkct If It !».sUi n fort Western Envoys rep for Big Four Meeting in Paris By The AmocUled I'rcM Western Diplomats hold cmerg- icy liudillcs today to flmiro how ley will cope vvllli the touchy issues > crop up when they meet with 10 nuiulnna In Pmls May 23. An expected Soviet proposal to Itbdrnw nil occupation troops from loiniany Is rrgnntrd In Washington n ono of the most difficult issues :io West will havo to face. Indications are tluit tlio United iatos, Ilritnln and France Imvo cl lo decide exactly how they 111 ilcnl with the proposal, If the lusslium put It forward. On many of ho other problems the unified Vest cm position already Is dolcr- the Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cohidy scattered trumdershovt'ers In northwest portion this afternoon and over most of the state tonight and Saturday. Cooler Saturday and In Northwest portion tonight. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight. Much cooler north portion. Showers and thunderstorms continuing Saturday, cooler southeast. Minimum this morninc—«1. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset today—-6:48. Sunrise tomorrow—5:04. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. tonav—none. Total since Jan, 1—22.80. Mean tcmperptMre (mirtway between high and lo\v>—76.5. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—76. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —22.47. State Police Patrolman Named Acting Sergeant LITTLE ROCK. May 6 <iT>— Stat Police Director Herman Lhulsc: said today that Patrolman Ad Schn: has been placed temporarily i: charge of the Newport State Polic District as acting sergeant, Sgt. Bill Walker recently transferred from the riistrict. Lind sey said a new sergeant would b appointed or a transfer made with in a day or two. Patrolman Schllg formerly at Jonesboro, Is now sta tloned in Paragoutd. Firemen Make Run A short circuit In the wiring ' a refrigerator at the home < Mrs. L. E. Lunsford 219 North 21 Street was the cause of a fire alar yesterday afternoon. The rcfrlgc ator was badly dnmaeed by the fir Fire chief Roy Head said. New York Cotton NEW YORK. May 6 '.-IV—Clash- cotton quotations: Htsrh Low Close May 33.84 33.6S 33.78 Jly 3287 32.G7 Oct 2925 29.12 IJec 20.04 28.92 Mch 28.98 28.92 May 28.18 28.68 Middling spot: 33.88N, off 2. N nominal.) 32.77-79 2D.20-21 29.00-29.' 2893N 28.15N chance to share the VA Dismisses 8,000 Workers r o Meet Bud get WASHINGTON, May 8— (/Title Veterans Administration ordcr- 1 8.000 of Its employes dismissed day. The agency said it will close M 'fices In 23 states In an effort lo ect budget limitallons for the Jis- al year 1050. starting July 1. Veterans Administrator Curl R. ray. Jr., said the reductions will ot affect hospitals and edlcnl ser- ICCS. In a letter to members of Con- rcss, Gray said every effort will made to keep the essential ervicc.s to veterans nt high level. Gray said notices will be In the ands of the discharged employes s of Monday, giving them the istomnry 30-rtay notice. "Unless this step is Uxken now, lore drastic curtailment would Lc ecessary during the latter part ol iscal year 1950," Gray said. Cotton Crop Set Atl 4,808,000 Bales for '48 WASHINGTON, May 6. M'l— Tlio 1948 cotton crop was estimated lo- day at 14,808,000 bnlcs of 500-]xiunds gross weight In a final report by the Agricultural Department. Tills compares with ll.fkVJ.UOO bales produced In 1047 and with a 10-year average of-12.0H,000 bales. Cottonseed production was put m, 5.911.000 tons compared with 4,- C81,(Xio In 1047. The combined value of cotton lint and cottonseed from the IfMR rop wn.s estimated at (2,041,330,- XX), the highest In record. The flg- ]rc in 1947 was $2,294,643.000. The value of the 11)48 crop of hit was put at t2,241.0TJ.OOO. coni- mred with $1,892,528.000 In 1947. The value of the 1048 crop of cot- .onsecd was placed at MW.2S9,OCO or about the same us that for the HP41 crop. 'Hie yield of cotton per acre last 'ar was reported at 313.1 pounds compared with 267.3 In 1947. The acreage In cultivation on July 1, 1948 totaled 23.110.000 acres. or 5.5 percent more than the 1017 acreage. The acreage harvested In 104B. the yield per acre, nnd production, resiicctlvcly, by states Included: Missouri 526.000 acres harvested; 460 pounds per acre, and production 606.000 bales. Arkansas 2320,000; 42» and I,982,000. ommencement Speaker Named 110 in Blythovillo High School Duo to Receive Diplomas Cotton Quota, Acreage Allotment Bill Okayed iy Senate Committee WASHINGTON, May 6. W t — biil changing the rules for deciding whether market Ing quotas anc eage nllotnionl.s should be ap- illcd to the 1950 corn, wheat, cot- on, rice and tobacco crops was ap- irovcd yp.storriny by the Senate Ag- -icuHure CommitLcc. Sen n tor Alkcn fR-Vt author ol ,hc measure, told a reporter the bill probably would make quotas nnd allotments for the crops "a littl .-yj likely." It would apply on those products the standnrrts .set up by the long ranpc farm law pa.ssed by Con gross la-st year. Tho union I'lmtgnl that TVird wn running ns>Ttnl>ly linc.s Tun IiiM :i its log noupe plant and the I foln-Mrroury factory. Tlu! rompan denied Ihe speedup charge and sill Ihe strike violated tlir l-V»rd coil tract with din U. A. W. Several hours Lifter Ihe slrlke hi Him, Ford churned I hut U. A. V pickets had .prevented i-ntry Inl tllp R'HIKO plant by anyonr." Tl ctnnpuny appealed to Ifc'arlim Mayor Orvllle IluWmnl In »*c JK lice to guarantee fion access to U plant. A Ford spokesman snid Ihe walk out would tie up opcrullon.s Rinl's 41 olhcr pllinl.s nrimml II world wilhin alx»ul ti \vn-k This would lilt a total of Hlfi.OOO production workers and a sum]] numtK'r of olhci 1 employes. Effrrl.s would also spiral out lo 35CO smaller [Inns HiipplyiuK parts lo Ford, the company said. Krillhrr Slays Out President Waller licilllu'i. of tlio U.A.W. said Ihe strike, (list big onn In Ihe aulo Industry slnci: tho Chrysler walkoui ix year UKO, would not Inlfrlrre wllll forthcoming contract negotiations. But many observers failed to sec; how It could help but have some effect If it lasts. Contract btn'Hiilning nt Pord Is due to starl May 10. Another aulo Industry slrlku by U.A.W. wtuki'i.s kepi tlio Uriullx Aviation Corp. plant at South Bend. Intl., closed for a loth clay. Two Federal iiHMilalors continued conferences with management and union leaders In efforts io get -the 7500 employes back lo thi-ir Jolis. Speed-up chiuws were onn of the uira In the llcndix strike. 3 Arkansas Men Held for Illegal Labor Recruiting Farmers from Marvel Arrested in Mexico; Face Stiff Penalties NUEVO LAREDO, Mcx.. May B, M1—Three Arkansas immers are In Jnll licra on charges of Illegally re- criilUiiR Mexican workers. Mexican Immigration officials said they walked Into a Imp when they cama to pick up tlio "bruccros." They arc Kr.ta Holland, Ezcqtilel Yanen ulia.s Jose lyjuKorin, nnd John lleriiiil, nil of Marvel, Ark. They were to have their preliminary hearing today t>ororu Pcder-l I'rnsmilor Lie Jo.se Kiiul 1'cnlehe Martin. All Ihrco (lcnlc<l llleRal intent. Immigration Chief Rafael Arrcn- douclo COS.H saly iho hraceros wei'U ixrrosled as they arrived here In group*, rnrrylni! letters signed by fy C. Culp and Jose LonKorla. Ho sultl mast ol the hraceras had worked nt Hie Cul|> plantation before Mexico .-iloppi'd movement 'of tho hrneeras across the honlcr. Avrondoiido Co-s-s appealed la American runners to re.siiect their own Immigration laws ngnliut brncero crosslnus and sulcl the Ark- iiiisiw men are In .serious trouble. The Mexican penalty for. attcmpt- Inx Illegal labor recruiting Is two to flvn ycar.s In prison phus a 10,000- pc.so fiun, llolliind said he Ls a cuttle dcnl- er and a trucker who was hired for the Irlp txnd paid In advance, llernal says he Ls a foreman on tho Wallace HlyRDnbolhnm ranch, ncxl lo the Culp ranch, nnd wns nlong only to help drive. New York Stocks (Closing Quotation^ Am. T & T 141 7-8 Atn. Tobacco G7 3-4 Anacoiidn 2EI Uetll SlccI 2D 1-B Chrysler SI 1-2 Nnlioiml Distillers 177-8 Gen. Elcc 37 1-2 On. Motors SO Int. Harvester 24 1-8 Mont. Wnrd S3 7-8 N. Y. Central No. Anin. Avlntlon J. C. Penney Radio FCC Approves Radio Station For Osceo/o WASHINGTON, May 5. l/l'i—The Federal C'ommnnlaitions Commission IKIS granted u construction permit to H. F. Olilendorf ol O.sccola for a standard nidio station. The permit wns one of two approved for stations In Arkansas. The olhrr jKrmlt wn.s issued to the New|K>rt Broadcasting Com]>aiiy In Newport. IJolh stations will oper- :itn only in daytime nnd with one kilowatt power. The wove length ;i.sMKiied lo the Osceolu stntion is T!GD kilocycles, and to the Ncw]«rl station, 1.289 kilocycles. The Hcv. Taill CUllowny Hlythovllle I Huh Kchool senior* who will grnduuto In exercises at Ilnlcy Field ill II p.m. May 21, nnd the principal commencement speakers were nnnounrcd loiluy by W. B. Nicholson, KU[UTlnlcndcnl of schools. There arc 110 In tho K'a<l- nthiK clu.ss. 'I"hc Hev. Pun] V. Galloway, pastor of the Wlnflcld Memorial Methodist Church In Little Hock and former pastor of the Mnlhodl.st Church In Joiner, will dcllvor the commencement address. The bnccalnurimto nennon wilt be delivered by tho Rev. L. 13. Strubhnr. pastor of I he First Christian Church nud prc.ildcnt of the lllythevllle Ministerial Alliance. Tho sermon will bu delivered May 22. Honor students havo not yet hcpn nnnounccd, hut following Is a list nf nrndua([ l s. Therrr arc 5B boys and 52 girls, In one of the largest classes to be graduated hrrc. The list of seniors follows: Lounllu Alley, Chrlsleno Austin, O'l.etln Ilallcy, Mary Hull, Virginia fiaughman, Putsy Bcshnrsc, Dona Bohannon, Roberta Urnray. Betty Carter, Jane Coallcr, Rnninnn Grafton, Jean Dcdman, Martha Dlxmi, Mary Dowdy. ?:va June Ellis. Mary F. Onlnes, Gny Garrlgan. Patty .7. Four Trapped Miners Found Dead in Shaft Republic Stl Socony-Vacuum Std. Oil N. J. ... .Southern Pacific ., Texas Co U. S. Steel Scars, lioebuck ... ... 11 1-8 ... 07-8 . .. 40 3-4 ... II 7-B ... 21 1-4 ...16 ...60 ...40 ... 55 1-8 ... 71 3-4 ...38 One of Nation's Most Lavish Race Tracks Razed by $5 Million Blaze Pine Bluff Population Is 34,630, Census Shows PINE I3LUF. Ark.. Miiy B l/l'l- Pinc Bluff " )w lins n population of 34,630. an lnnra.se of 62.7 prr cent since 1940, according to a census bureau report on a special census. The Pine '<hlff population wns shown by the 1940 rcn.sus to be 21,1)20, and anncxnlinns in mil. Ifi17 and 1048 accounted for 10.1-15 ol the city's new inhnbHauls since the j 1£HO count. INGLEWOOD. Cnlif., May 6—(/F) —Hollywood Park, one of America's most lavish race tracks, was razed by a S5.000.000 fire early today but some 600 Ihroumighbred horses were spared. Exact cause of the blaze was not known but police arson squads started Immediate Investigations because of the speed with which the fire spread. They detained two men and a boy for questioning but rn- leascd them Inter. The fire started • In the swank clubhouse of the multi-million dol- Inr plant and leaped, within minutes, through the grandstand and turf club. Shortly after the roof and upper walls of the clubhouse and turf club burned away, the wall began to cnnnblc. Hugc'chnnks of masonry fell, and sent firemen running for their lives. A Hollywood Turf Club spokesman said the loss was covered by Insurance. One fireman was seriously Injured as all available Inglewood equip- ment plus some from Los Angeles vainly fought the wnd-swept blaze. Some three hours nftcr the blaze was first reported at 11 p.m., PST. It was under control. At one time, embers nnd sparks from the clr'it- story high grandstand shot upwards of 1,000 feet and swirled In B gentle wind. The spectacular flame attracted thousands of onlookers and snarled traffic In the densely-populated area. The stnnds were the valuable horses total loss but on hand for the coming meeting were saved be* cause of the stables' location a linlf-mllc from the main racing oval. Also spared was the track's colorful flock of black and white swans and geese. The fowl huddled safely In the little lakes In the Infield. The disastrous fire delt a death blow to Hollywood Park's meeting scheduled to start May 17. Track General Manager Jack Mackenzie could not be reached for comment, but Santa Anita Park quickly offered its facilities for the season. Seven-Cent Pay Hike Urged for Expressmen WASHINGTON, May 6 M'>—The Presidential emergency board recommended today that. 60.000 Kail- way Kxprcss Agency employes receive Ihe same 7 cent hourly pay Increase agreed UIKMI tor most other railroad workers. The AFL Brotherhood of Knll- way and Steamship clerks, representing the oxprc.ss agency workers, has Insisted on a higher pay Increase. As In the case or other classes of rail workers, the board recommended that thr express employes go on a 40-hour wrek next September. . Ornham. Mary Sue Hawkins, and Peggy Hawkins. Pulrlolu Hny, Maxine Hehson. Margaret Hill. Maxine llnll. Peggy Lou Hipp. Betty Nell Holland. Betty l.nyson. Betty Lognn. .lonn Lilly.. Ann McLcotl. Clarice Mnx'wcll, Bobble Fn.vc Michael, Lounell Overman, Pntrlcln ncgan. Belly Joyce Reid. Billlc Jean Richardson. Mary Jo Ross, Emum Shook nnd Ann Skclton. Mary Ellen Stafford, Hnrbnrn Slcwnrt, June Stlres. Anita Sykcs. Dorothy Thnxton. Dolile Thompson. Jn Ann Trlr.schmnnn. Mnry Ann Warlh. Mary Louise Wnrlli, Bobbin Sue Whlscnhunt, Ann White and Betty Woolen. II. C. Allen. H. C. Anderson. Howard Bailpy, R. O. Bclknap, James Flc-II. Don Re.shnrsc, Charles Bognil, Unit Bolding. Howard Carnry. Clutr- Ics Cole. Bob Damon. Hnro!d Darby. Joe Neal Dnvls. Alvln Duclos. Jack Kllloll, Ilnrmon Kills. L. W. Flt?,- huKh. Charles Frrtnknin. Billy Max n.-inn. and Ocnnic Gentry. Thomns Hale. n. B. Hodge. Don Kcrbough. Prcntls Jcrnlgnn, Billy Joyner. Jarnc.s E. Lancashire. James Cecil Lowe. Rex. Lovell, Itichnrd Lunl. Chnrlrs McDnnlcl. Roland Mnrr. Winifred Miller. F.utrcnc o'- Bvlcn. Vnnrc Owens, Grahnm Partlow, Don Peterson. Jackie Phillips and Clayton Priest. Wa'dr Reeves, Jr.. Sonnv Ftialr-s, Joe- T. Robertson. Mose Slmnn. Jr.. Mnrion R. Smith. Kmmett Snider, F.lrnrr Loc Tnylor. Hownrd Tavlor. Charles Rny Thompson, Robert Turner. Naihan Wade. Billy Walk- rr. James Weathers, James Wcst- brook, Lnrry Williams, Johnny Wilson. Clifton Wixon. George Xenos. Bnford Young and Billy Tom- Pa., MnyiTI/O— Four miners were found dear! totlaj afli-r rescue workers buttled 4( hours to reach them In nn anthracite shaft filled with smoke and fumes from nn underground lira The four bodies were discovered COO feet beln\v tho surface, clos< together In a tunnel running of! the mnln .shaft. Deputy Coroner John Cook said npparenlly they died shortly nftei thu fire broke out lust Tuesduj In thrr No. Five Colliery or tin Gtlbcrton Coal Company, Joseph KupiilEs, wlio led the five- man rescue crow which fount! lh« bodies, snid there were Indication* the four men had walked up a slop- Ing tunnel from the Vnlne's HOO-fool level nnd (hen collapsed. The hodios were some distance from the nearest compressed all line. Kupulls suld. Earlier rescuer! hnil altnched three compressors tc llio snuffs nlr lines, hoping tin trapped men would open a valvi and obtain life-giving oxygen, All four bodies were brought t« thn surfiicc within two hours aftel their discovery. The four miners were William Kelly. 4!), Joseph Wowak, 34. both of Slicnnnilnnh, Pa,: Raymond Eve 35, nnd Willlnui O'Drlcn, 53, c'ir- ardvlllc, Bond Issue Approved MEMPHIS, May 6. (/Ft— Memphis and Shelby County residents yesterday voted overwhelmingly In favor of a 43.600,000 bond Issue for the erection of new school buildings and Improvements to existing Young Farmers In West Missco Meet in Leachville Members of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau in the Manila I.cnchlvlilc area met with the Younj Farmers Assnointimi of Leachvllli at the Lcachvlllc High School Auditorium last night, to review services offered by the Farm Bureau More than 100 attended the session last nti*ht. when H. F. Ohlen- rtorf. nrosidenl of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, reviewed tin membnrshlp acquisition, and praised (he formers of that urea foi active participation in the drivi for members. Unth Manila rind Len- chvlllc exceeded quotas set for thcii communities by big margins. Tn ft discussion of Mexican laboi available for colton chopping il was brought out that an unexpected shortage might result from thi Tpxns Employment Service' statement that no Mexicans from Texai could be furnished for cotton chopping this year. Offers Defense Link CANTiEHRA. Australia, May 6— c,j'j—Australia has offered to Integrate its defenses with those of the United Slates. Defense Minister did not say if the United States John J. Dcdman said today. He had accepted the offer. Soybeans RAF Fighter Squadron To Fly to Hong Kong LONDON. May 6. W)—A squadron of RAP Spitfires will fly from Malaya to Hong Kong "in the near future" to bolster British rtrfmsei In the crown colony, an Atr Ministry spokesman announced todivy. The announcement did not give the number of fighter planes In tho squadron. (Prices t. o. b. Chicago) High Low Close May 2.30U 2.27U 2.30-30H July NOT. 2.19 2.02 2.16 !4 2,01 2.19 2.02 li Fined for Cotton Deals MEMPHIS. May 8. OF/—Churchill Lee Roberts. 30-year-oM cotton man and ex-football coach, was found guilty yesterday of illegal practices connected witti his purchase of loose cotton. A criminal court Jury fixed his punishment at ft $50 fir.e on Ihe charged that he failed to keep records of the purchases.

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