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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 39 Blylhovlile Daily Newi Blytheville Courier Ulyllioville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ULYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1949 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' Contract is Let For Star Route Into Jonesboro Blytheville Man's Bid is Low; Service To Start on May 16 Star route mail service between Blythevttlc and Jonesboro will be inaugurated May 10 replacing the service now being provided by the Frisco on the branch hue between the two cities, it was disclosed today by R. S. Stevens, postmaster. The final run will, be made by the "Moose," passenger train on tlie branch line, on Sunday, May 15. Abandonment of the passenger service was authorised by the Arkansas Public Service Commission several weeks ago with the order to become effective \vhpn Star route service was provided by the Post Office Department. Mr. Stevens said toil ay Hint a temporary contrnct has been signed tttNrjween James O. Lentz, 2205 West R^se Street, BlytheviHe, and the Post Office Department. Mr. LetUz will operate a ton-and a half truck making a round trip daily between the two cities and serving Dell, Roseland, Manila, Leachville, Monet te. Black Oak, Lake City and Kettleton en route. Truck io Start From Here The mail truck will leave Blytheville after the mail has been received in Blytheville from the north on the Frisco passenger train No. 805, which arrives about 5:30 a. m. The contract calls for the truck to leave for Jonesboro not earlier than 6:30 a.m., or later than fi.ni. About three hours will be allowed for the 63.1-inilc trip to Jonesboro. The mail truck will leave Jonesboro on the return trip at 3:10 p.m. daily except Sunday, when the return trip will start a.s soon as the mail caa be picked up In Jonesboro following arrival of the truck from Blytheville. The successful bidder was lou among 49 who submitted bids through the Blytheville post office Mr. Stevens said. Acceptance of the t iitz bid was announced follow -S approval of the contract by A C. Hahn, director of transportation in the postmaster general's ofifc in. Washington. To Mean Faster Service The operation of the Star rout should serve to speed the distri bution of mail -from" ille ncnrt to the towns between here and Hollywood Park Hit By Fire Chunks of the burning grandstand topple lo the ground as Hollywood J ark race Irack was destroyed by a $5,000,000 lire yesterday at Inglewood, Calif. A stiff breeze swept Ihe flames throughout the grandstand and lurt lub area. The stables, where some 600 thoroughbreds awaited the season opening on May 17, were not burned. Cause of the fire was not known. (AP Wircphoto.) Torrential Rains Flood Texas Town as Tornado Hits Nearby LUBBOCK, Tex., May 7. (A 1 )— One woman wus dead nnd scores were marooned by a flood al Lubbock, Tex., today as rescuers nt Sundown, 40 miles to the west, tolled through soaked wreckage in a grim search for Germans Reject Red Pleas to Halt New Government Constitution Adopted For West Germany Over Soviet Protests lly James Devlin BONN, Oermnny, May V UP}— Western Germany has said "no" to Communist pleas ' hull formation of its proposed new state, Her poMUcnl lenders, meeting Inst night, completed nil but, the final formalities of adopting a west German constitution, They scheduled the last slep of adoption for tomorrow, the fonilh anniversary of Gemiany's suvrenricr In World War II. and voted to place government •!! the hands of nn Interim oiganlzatlon until i> regular government run he formed In July. The constitution^ conv e n t ! on clearly was speeding Its work lo bent the Wednesday night deadline for liftlnir (he German hlock- ndes under the New York unroe- ment announced Thursday by Rus- sla and the Western powers. 'Hie Western occupation powers want the West German government to be the one for nil Ger- nmny If there Is un eventual union of the Soviet Zone with the American. British nnd French Zones. The developments came ns Russia and (lie Western allies worked at top speed to lift tliclr blockades al midnight Wednesday. Tile actual work will be done by Gcrmnn transportation experts, Kail Strike Threatened The task Involves complex technical problems, and the complicating tlireat o[ a mil workers strike. Employes who live In Western Berlin but work on Russian-controlled rail lines In the Eastern sector., threatened to strike unless they are paid In West marks. They now receive Soviet-backed Knst murks, Ford, UAW Negotiators Meet as Workers Str ike This was the seme, as Ford Motor Compiinv officials (above left) and United Aulo worker* (CIO) negotiators met at the conference table ul Detroit. Midi., after more tlinn 00,000 Font River plant workers went out on strike. At left, third from left, Is John S. Hugos, l^ord Industrial relations director. Mel Llnd<uilst, assistant to Bugns, is fifth from left. At right, third from right, Is UAW president Wnllor Henther. Emll Mn/ey, secretary treasurer of the UAW-CIO Is second from right. Attorneys are In the majority In both groups. In the bottom photo. Ford workers nrc shown milling about Gate -1 nl the River Ronge plant after the strike began. <AP Wlrephotos.) Jonesboro. was also officials sard tcday. It announced that faster service from the southwest has been made possible with mail now arriving In Blytheville by the way of Memphis ench morning instead of through Jonesboro where there was « 23-hour delay for some mail under the old schedule. Officials also announced three changes in personnel in the Blytheville office. Earl O. McGregor has been promoted made a supervisor and from clerk to clerk in charge, with the change to become effective May 16, William M. DeLong has resigned as a carrier and he will be replaced by Ira Lambert. Jr.. who now is * clerk. Eric Hall, a substitute clerk and carrier, has been added as a regular member of the staff in the postoffice here. Charges Against Manila Garage I Operator Dropped Dyer Act charges against Ira Blackivood, Manila garage operator, , have been dismissed on recommendation of the United States district attorney In Memphis, ami his bondsmen released, it was disclosed yesterday. Blackwood wns arrested April 10 and posted a $3,000 appearance | bonrt with federal officials In Joncs| boro. Preliminary hearing n i case was scheduled to have tornado victims. 4 The tornado ripiied through the north edge of Sundown last night, killing at least two persons and injuring at least four others. But three to live other persons were reported killed by the roaring twister. The hunt for bodies continued. Another tornado struck near Morton, Tex., also in the high plains country, destroying two homes, farm buildings and equipment. A torrential rain and hailstorm, measuring more than five inches, brought Lubbock the unprecedented flood today. Water rose into homes. Rescue operations were being pressed. Business was paralyzed. Mrs. Ira Duke was electrocuted when she pulled a light cord after wale • rose into her house. Rainwater Floods The flood was rainwater—there arc no creeks or rivers in the area The rain fell all night, but stopped today. At mid-morning the floot was subsiding. All highways to Lubbock were cut off by high water. The identified dead in the Sundown lornndo were the Rev. Bill M Scott, 22, and his daughter. Panelia 4. Seriously hurt were Scott's wife Wanda, 22. and his seven-months ok! son. Randy. Mrs. R. L. Simp son of Sundown was reported in jured and later reported missing Mrs. Curly Edwards of Sundown was treated for minor injuries. Rainstorms swept through wes Texas. The cold front which invaded th Panhandle yesterday, producing th violent weather, was stationary to day over west Texas. Unsettle weather was expected to continue. feco School : unds Allocated State Department Of Education Provides $110,376 Big Three Plans Parley Prior to Four-Power Meet Distribution of the $110.376 received In Mississippi County for state salary aid lo education and .ransportation aid uns nnnounceil today by John Mayes. county school sui>ervisor. Mr. Mayes said lhat the $84.848 in salary aid represented 20 per cent of the total received here, and that schools in this county still were to receive 10 per cent. Relative to the S24.52B for the transportation aid, he indicated that although this completed the original allocation, the schools having already received 80 per cent, that another 13 per cent was to he added to take care of schools giving transportation to consolidated areas not previously transporting sturl e n t s . This 13 per cent was provided by supplementary appropriations made by the lesislahire early this year. Blytheville district received the largest share of salary aid, with a total of $19,553. and Luxora's transportation aid was the greatest with $3,417. included: No. Sal Aid which are worthless In the Western sector. The "interim organization" to handle Bovernmental details until formation of the new West Cierman government without giving the people a chance to vote on it. The non-Communists pointed out that it will In no sense be a permanent organization—that an early step after adoption of the constitution will be the election of a parliament to take office in July. The people will elect 400 dele- Hates to ' the parliament's lower bouse or Bundestag, In R seven-hour session, the convention passed the proposed con- stitution'by u vote of 47 to 2. overriding the contention of Conmum- Isls that plans to lift the blockade call also for settinK up »n "all- German government which would Include the Soviet and Western zones. The non-Communist reaction was that Communists would try to dominate any all-German government formed now. Latest Labor Bill Expeded to Pass Trumanites lo Try Again with Revised Compromise Plan 125 Scouts Participate In Camporee held yesterday, but prior to the hearing the notice of dismissal was received by Miss Clara Brow- i powers i d v. United States commissioner of | "senior Jonesboro. 1 Two of tltrce other Manila men I [ arrested in connection with alleged Dyer Act violations In Northeast | Arkansas have been sentenced on plen.s of guilty In Federal Court i . Memphis. They arc EPoert Loin- j ax and Trov Blnclnvood. The other LONDON. Jvfay 7 <!Pt— A FVjreifn Office spokesman said today Britain. France and the United Stales will hold preliminary talks in Paris the I Ixfore sitting clown with Russia ueen '" 'he nig Pour conference on Germany on May 23 Tlie spokesman said the three would be represented by persons" at the pre-con- fercnce talks. The French Foreign Office already has announced that Dr. Philip Jessup. U. S. Am- lKissarior-at-Iarge. is flying to Paris this weekend. "While I am not able to give you any details of who may be expected to participate in such man Is being held for action of the . conversations." the spokesman told federal grand jury for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Find Body in River LITTLE FiOCK. May 1. M>(— Little Reck i»lice said the body of a man who may have been M. L, Gates. 63, was recovered from the Arkansas River near Arkansas City j yesterday. Catr.s disappeared from homo here May 1. of Novels Dies BEVERLY HILLS. Calif.. May 7. I (,!>>— H. Bedford-Jones, 62. author I of historical novels and prolific | Ishort story writer, is dead. A two- lycar heart ailment claimed the 1 Canadian-born writer yesterday. newsmen, "it is a fact that there ill be certain preliminary discussions in Paris before the session or Hie conference of foreign ministers. "These, of course, are the result of contacts which there were bets een Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvin. Foreign Minister Robert Scimman and Secretary of Stale I>ean Achcso'i in Washington." He added that in the Washington talks last month "certain agreed positions were adopted and in Ihe light of commitments undertaken, there will be talks in Paris." In Paris, the four foreign ministers are expected to discard records of old bickerings, when they sit down together, and start from scratch on a Germnn settlement. \Killed in Collision P1GGOTT, Ark., May 7. Wi—An I automoblle-tnick collision killed 1 Ihe automobile driver, Dewey Marks I of Orcemvay, Art., near here yes- Iterday. The truck driver and a Ipa^scncer In Marks' automobile re taken to a Kennett, Mo., hoa- pilal. New York Cotton NEW YORK. May 7. (/Pi—Closing cotton quotations: Hiirli Low Close May 33.78 33 68 3369-70 Jly 32.PO 32.68 3269 Oct 2S.23 2D.OO 29.13-15 Dec 2904 2891 2894 Mch 2895 2S.85 28.85-86 May 28.77 28.63 28.47 Middling spot: 33.33N', oil 3. (N— nominal). Allocations District No. Sal Aid Trnns. •Manila 15 7.081 2.267 •Blytheville 5 1(1.S53 8B6 •Armorcl 9 3.0RO 429 Burrtette 35 3,504 2.402 Dell 23 4.073 1.410 Dycss 56 4.773 1.738 Gosnell 6 2.32.5 809 Keiser 31 5.f,3B 2.792 •Leachville 40 7.4H8 1.782 Luxorn 2 5.KOO 3.417 Etownh 36 2.-MG 925 Osceola 1 7.IH2 (ICG Shawncc 10 4.500 1,949 Wilson 25 7.0(i1 2.361 Rosa 3 79 Brinklcy 52 7 J 4 194 Stilhnati 5.5 274 Boynton 17 201 Total 585.848 524.528 '*> includes consolidated schools Figures for Manila include allotments for Millignn. Brown and Blackwnter for trnnsimrtation aid. and for Mlllican. Shady Grove. an ( | P-Iackwater for 'e.iclier salary aid. For Blytheville the salary nid includes slnte allotments for Promised Land and Number Nine and transportation aid for Promised Land. Armorel's fipurcs include allotments for Huffman and Hickman for both funds, and Lcach- ville's salary aid figure includes an allocation for the Rocky District. One Killed, 34 Injured When Big Bus Overturns LORAINE, Mitchell County. Tex.. May 7. Wj—One person was killed and thirty-four Injured this morning when a loaded Greyhound bus overlurned on a slippery curve approaching an underpass on Highway 80 west of here. The accident occurred about 3:30 a. m. CST. The bus was en route from El Paso to Dallas. It's back end wns crushed. A rainstorm was under way at the time. A passenger, T. M. Harris. 51, of Bartlcsvllle. Okla.. was killed. Eleven persons have been taken to the Colorado City hospital, 10 miles west of here. They were said to be In critical condition. Twenty-three persons were In Approximately 125 Boy Scouts from North Mississippi County were completing a spring camporee al Walker Park today. Tlie camporee got underway at 10 a.m. yesterday find was scheduled to be completed at 3 p.m. today. A court of honor .advancing and recognizing merit for more than 40 Scouts completed yesterday's activities, and at daybreak activities at the Park were underway today, with judging In scout crafts and field events scheduled for this afternoon. Ratings are to be announced to the Individual troops. Troops participating Included Troops 31 and 38 and a senior unit from Blvlhcvlllc. Troop 251 from Number Nine; Troop 255 from Dell, Troop 72 from Lone Oak and Troop 32 from Manila. Scoutmasters supervising the cnmporce included: Kenneth Richardson. D.in Blodeett. the Rev. Gene S.-lmltz. Udell Newsom, Omer Hodge, and O. O. Stivers. L. L. Ward of Blytheville wns campprer chief. WASHINGTON, May 7—(/TO— Rep. Sims (D-BC) said today there's an "excellent chance" that wlthh a month the House will pass n ncv version of the compromise Democratic labor bill it defeated this week Sims, who Introduced the orlglna compromise, said the-new bill muy provide lor both plant seizure an "ijunctio'ns In '''..X*r-'-,nl "'inerftc'^? disputes. The defeated Sims bll provided for injunctions only. A Senate labor bill offered Wed ncsdny by Seimloj " '°-Ohlo) Donnell (R-Mo) o..u 01. •• . , -N.I contains a "scizure-or-injunctlon-o 30th" provision, This procedure I less objectionable to labor union than straight Injunction power. Backers of the Senate GOP mca sure are trying to get active Demo crntic support for It—a Democrat! co-sponsor. If possible. In his talk with a newsman, Sin snid the House Labor Commute may decide to put In Us new bi "some 'union democracy' provisloi to protect the members of untoi from arbitrary acts by union lea< ers," Not In Current Bills Such provisions have lon« been advocated by another members of the committee. Rep. Jacobs (D-Ind). Neither the Tuft-Hartley Act nor nny of the major labor bills before Congress contains them. The compromise provided for flO- day emergency injunctions, a non- Communist oath, and a few other concessions to those who felt the administration bill would junk too Mayor of Dearborn Launches Move to End Big Ford Strike ninny Trvft-I-Iartley features. But it still 'lost. Another snbstltuR measure™ the Wood bill, backed by Rcpubllcnns nud a number of Southern Democrats—suffered the some fate by three-vote margin, after nncr having been tentatively approved. That left the House without labor bill. The Labor Commit tee promptly made plans to try to DETROIT. May 7. Ml—A pence uovc in Ihe strike of 05,000 Ford workers wn.s Instituted by Dour- Mayor Orvllle L. llubbnrd .odny. The mayor proposed a 'meeting of Fortl and O1O United Auto Workers officials at his olllce next Thursday for a "supremo civic eirol't" to ond the walkout. There wns no enrly rcjily either from the company or Ihn union, which arc locked In a fight over the UAW-OIO's charge of a "speed-up" in Ford plants, Since noon Thursday, Ford's River Rougo plant In suburban Dearborn and Us Lincoln-Mercury factory in Detroit linvc been Idle. A pinch on small Ford supplier plants was beginning to be felt UR ilie srfrtkc entered ils third day. A number of shutdowns, and impending closings, were Several thousand men would be affected. Meanwhile, rpsclilim'nt, of strlk s toward manawornciiL wn.s observed on the picket, lint's al Rouge 14 Workers I'ln-d This followed Ford's announce incut yesterday of Ihe firing of 1- men In connection \vilh wlldca strikes which preceded the union' formal walkout Thursdny. Union sound trucks blared out 111 word of the discharges, and calculi •nine from pickets. There was trouble, however. One of the prnnll/rd men Mike Donnelly, rhuhiunn of 111 UAW unit In till' Ibiiiw plant "It assembly line building, i:<:ntrr of 111 speed-up dispute. Mayor Uubbard. n vi-kTnn In office, has ('nKaut'd in nmtrovi-jsy wtlh Ford on scvend occasions In matters touching on public affairs. The mayor extended Ills prnco meeting invitnllon in u Irltcr li write one acceptable lo both Southern Democrats nnd those from strong union districts. The backers of the Rcpubllcn: Senate bill were facing much the same problem. i a while." Tho strike's elfccls wore extend ig to oilier cllli's. Smno small plants In Mlchlga eio closing. Fern) Machine, ilevulnud supplier, .luld., off, -SAOOO Ford announced that rUiniliiR nox vci'k li.000 men would Ire laid off i ssembly plants In St. Louis:, Mcti hen, N. J.; Ixis Angeles, Mimic ipoll»i-St. Paul,' and Iron Moun- nln, Mich.;» Murray CoYp. of Aincrlcn, a major r ord supplier In Detroit, said It ex- led lo clo.sn next wcok, Idling 7.000 men. Reds Renewing Attacks Near US Jase at Tsingtao Communists Take Town 33 Miles from Naval Establishment SHANGHAI. May 7. (yi«, _ The, Chinese Communists today rtlsclos- e<l rrnt'wed Red military operations on the approaches lo TslniUao, American nuvnl lro.se for the Western I'ncHlc Pled. The 1'elplnn niello said Red Army troops "attacking Tslmo—Tslnntao imlcr defenses" liad captured Liny- shnn. 33 miles norlhcnsl of Tisliiit- too, Tho broiidcn.sl did not n- T' tlnil American warships were based ill T.slnutno. Neither dltl It i;lvc a (lute for taking LliiRshnn nor the ' immlifM- of Communist Iroops in- vnlwd. The L.lnKshan elalin WHS the first indication of any lied military activity for some lime In the Tslns- tan men (Mouths nun. the Communists rolled over the Shuniitung nenln- sula of Northwestern China cut- llnfl off the Tshlglno area by land but holdini: off trom any assault n the nnvul linse city. T'simo Ls 23 illes northcn.sl of Tslnglno.) llcik Head for Shanghai The Communist broadcast, deal- lit largely with North China op- riillom, came lifter a Nationalist ommunlmie Issued by the Shnn;;- lui carrlson command rnported housiinds of Red troops were hnm- K with liulo success nt tho liter defenses of China's largest lly. Tiie cotmnunlcpie said Shanghai's lefender were hurling back with leavy Icvscw 15.000 Heels who were attacking the nlty from two dlrcc- tons. One sector was rciwrtcd 30 nlles we.s t of Shanghai, the olher 15 miles norlhwest. The communique also said tho llcd.s wnrc making little headway against [Cashing, a third anchor In Shanghai's defense arch 50 miles lo the southwest. As fur us was known in Shang- hnl, Vice Ailin. Oscar Badger, commander of U.S. Nnval forces In tho Western PncLflc, was at Tslnglao aboard Ills flagship, tho Eldorado. So was Hie transport Chlllon'wlUi tin.' tX.ii.ier 'f3luughnt;u(iwUift..de- tachment- nbonrd. Doth nlilpr pilllcd out of Shanghai to avoid Involvement in the Chinese civil war. It was also believed that somo U.S. auxiliary fleet nulls were at Tstnglao tout most of tho combat ships b'ascd there were thought to Criminal Intent In Recruiting Labor Denied Three-Y ear-Old Drowns In Barrel in Shaw, Miss. Larry Vassar. Jr.. 3-ycar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. I/onnie Vassar, was drowned yesterday when he fell Into a barrel o' water nt Shaw. Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Vassar had gone with their three children, from Blytheville. to make their home on a farm near Shaw, and In less than Iwo hours niter arriving the child went around the house from his parents and fell into Ihe water. He was dead when they found him. Funeral services were to be conducted at the Cobb Funeral Cha|>el this afternoon by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of the Cnlvary Baptist Church. The child had celebrated his third birthday two days before his death. He is survived by his parents and two sisters. Patricia Ann and Judy. Burial was to be In Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. Earth Tremor Felt Jury Convicts Spa Woman of Slaying Her Sixth Husband HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. May 7. </T> —An all-male jury early today convicted Mrs. Opal Mae Staley. 36. of voluntary manslaughter shooting of her former Henry Ford II. young president of the company: Waller Icfiilhcr, UAW president, and Tlunnas Thompson, president of UAW Ford Uicnl 600. A copy was sent to (lov. G. Mrnncn Williams. Hnbbartl remarked In the' letter hat "evidence" frum his city's n:- the fntnl husband and fixed her sentence at seven years imprisonment. Mrs. Staley. who said she weighs 84 pounds nnd has been mnrrird six times, wns tried on a charge of second degree murder in the death of Archie Shouts, 44. brick mason her home last July 24. She testified she shot Shouts after 'he beat her and strip]«d off her clothing during a quarrel The jury deliberated about two hours belore returning the voluntary manslaughter verdict shortly after 1 a. m. tills morning. CONCORDIA. Kas, May 7 An earth tremor, strong enough to rattle doors, was felt In Concordla and In Glasgow, 25 miles southwest, yesterday. Concordla fell the the Roscoe Hospital, about 12 miles \ same sort of shock about 12 ytirs east of here, ago. Automobile Dealers Elect Blytheyille Man Russell Phillips of the Phillips Motor Company, Blytheville, yesterday was elected a director of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association at the concluding session o the organization's annual meeting In Little Rock. David K. Russell was electee president; Neil Sloan, Lake Village vice president; W. E. Bale. Llltli Rock, treasurer: and Link Lewis Little Rock, executive secretary Mint director* were elected, ent Diirchn.se of Furd cars indicates Hint nt IraM (here if peed-np in llio final assembly. SiTKCrsls I'racliral K\]>rrirnce "The way for youit^ llnny lo ac- unlly lenrn whether there Is n pro- durllon speedup." he said, "is to lip on n pair of Ills Kiandfalher's working pants nnd gel out on the iroductlon line for a few days once NUF.VO LAREDO, Mexico. Mny 6. 'j—Three Arkansas men accused of lllcKiiUy recruiting Mexican workers yesterday denied crlmlnnl Intent. The men nrc K/rn Holland, Eze- ctulel Ynncy., alias Jose Longorla, and John Bernal. All arc from Mnrvel. U. s. Consul V. Harwood iilocker attended the preliminary lir.i.rliiK tu'foro Federal Prosecutor Jose Raul Penlehe Mattlti. Mexican Inw provides two to live J-ears in prison and 10.(IOO pesos (about $l,2. r )fl) tine for attempting o recruit Inbor Illc-Riilly. mucker said H. C. Culp. a planta- lon owner nt, Mnrvel. Is wiring $250 to him to cover ex|>eilse.s of the re- urn to their homes of the Involved uborers. The Mexican laborers were .said to brar Iclteis signed by Gulp and Jose Lonxnrln. Most were snlri to hnvc worked for Culp before Mexico lopped laborers from crossing the border. The consul said Arkansas Stnte Sen. James p. Baker called him from Helena lo declare Culp a solid, law-iibidini; citizen. linker asserted Culp was trying to get workers legally. 'Ilic Ihtre men may lie lurned over to Federal Judge Manuel G. Toro Plores If the prosecutor finds sufficient evidence. Flares would have three dny.s in which to order Imprisonment or dismiss the charges. lie at sea. Make Sweeping Claim The Communist radio made the sweeping claim thuL "now all Nortli China is llliernteil." But T.slugtiio and some northern nnd far western provinces still have not been tnken by the Reds. Red spearheads, however, appeared to be thrusting deeper Into South Chinn on nn Srregulnr front from Shanghai's nppmachcs to Nnn- chnng more, than 300 miles to'the) southwest. (At Cnnlon. it was learned officially that the American consulate nt Chungking has Issued an order advising Americans to evacuate that World War H Nationalist capital deep In south-central China almost COO miles to the west o[ Nnnchnng. About 300 Americans—mostly mis- sionaries—nrc In the area.) New York Stocks Am. Tobacco Anaconda Heth Steel Chrysler Gen. Elcc Gen. Motors Int. Harvester ,... Mont, Ward N. Y. Central No. Atnn. Aviation Packard Radio Republic stl Socony-Vncuum . , Std. Oil N. J Sears, Roebuck ... Texas Co U. S. Steel 141 ' G8 28 3- Weather Arkansas forrrasl: Partly cloudy, scattered llumdershowcrs In northwest nud extreme north portions this afternoon and tonight. Sunday scattered llmndershowers. Not much 3-8 change in temperatures. 37 3-8 Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy 59 l-8l tonight nnd Sunday, scattered show- 24 3-8 crs west and south portions, not 55 3-4 much change In temperatures. T/»w 11 i-s] near 50 north to 55 to CO south: 9 7-8 4 12 21 1-8 16 69 38 Navy Investigates Target Fire Near Big Air Transport WASHINGTON. May 7 W—Tho Navy Is Investigating a report, from Pan American Airways that antiaircraft fire from a carrier task force burst alongside the Bermuda- New York air corridor April 15 as a Pan American passenger plane flew by. Pan American's account of the matter wjis referred to the Navy yesterday through the Air Trims- port Association. Pillo R C. Gcrber said his big Constellation, out of Bermuda with a light passenger load, was Hearing New York when he spotted an aircraft carrier and several destroyers. Suddenly he noted shell bursts, even with his altitude ot 6,500 feet and about a half mile to his right, Gerbcr related. He put on speed to clear the area. The pilot reported he was In the middle of the assigned flight corridor with clear visibility for 20 miles The time was about 10 ajn. No one wns hurt and there was no damage to the plane. The Navy, promising to look Into the matter, said the ships apparently v-ere engaged in target practice. 71 3-4 Soybeans (Prices f. o. I High M?y 231'. July 2.20 Nov. 2.03 Vi h. Clilr lx>w 2.28 1 - 2.17'j 3.01',-j Close 2,20- O'i 2.17", -',» 2.0'2',? hEpht Sunday middle 60s to lower 70s. Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—89. Sim.set today 6:49. Sunrise tomorrow—5.04. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—2289. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—77.5. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yeslerdn.v—68. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —22.47. Harahan Bridge Signs To Be Made Uniform LITTLE ROCK, May 7. <»«—Arkansas' chief highway engnieer says that hereafter signs on the Harn- han Bridge over the Mississippi Rtvcr at Memphis will be uniform. For sveoral weeks there has been confusion with "keep 150 feet apart" signs on the Tennessee side and "20 miles per hour speed minimum" on the Arkansas side. Now, says JohnsoK. Tennessee authorities, including Memphis political leader E. H. Crump, have nsreed to the "Arkansas-type" signs.