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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 41 Blytluvlll* Daily New* Blj'theville Courier Blylhevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 10, FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Battles at Outer Defenses North Of Hankow Begin Communists Near Industrial City On Yangtze River By Fred Ilampson SHANGHAI. May 10. W—A cen- Iral news agency dispatch from Hankow today said Die battle for the "defenses" of that mtd-YnngUe Industrial city started yesterday. The agency said IXX) Communists drove Into Linngkulow about 20 miles north of Hankow. The attackers suffered 100 casualties, said the agency, but were reinforced. Another dispatch from Hankow quoted a government Army source as saying a movement for a regional peace In the area was "in full swing." The Army source told Central News Agency tha 1 some of the lead- Ing Hankow residents have formed j^-Security Maintaining Commit- ffe." Committees of this nature usually are formed to administer cities between the time the Nationalists withdraw and the Reds arrive. Earlier a Nationalist garrison communique here claimed a "decisive victory" Rt Lluho. 30 miles northwest of Shanghai. A government counter-offensive was started in that area yesterday. Despite Nationalist claims, however, the Liuho action from this vantage point appeared small. The communique sai \ the "exact extent or the Nationalist victory is now being ascertained." Nationalists Counter Adack Lluho has not, been mentioned In recent communiques. It is a. hamlet on a small stream entering the Yangtze from the south bank a short distance from Kunshan. The northern fork of a Red two-pronged drive toward Shanghai has been pointed at Kunshan for a week. Nationalist forces also counter- ittacked west of Kunshan ycster- Israel's Membership Bid Appears Certain To Win Approval in UN LAKE SUCCESS, May 10. (/F>— Israel's admission to the United Nations appeared to be almost a sure thing today. The new Jewish nation won the big test vote by a three-to- one majority late yesterday. The General Assembly's special 58-nalion Political Committee endorsed the Israeli bid by 33-11. If the full Assembly follows the lend of its committee then the year-old Eastern Mediterranean nation will become the 59th member of the world organization. The final Assembly decision, requiring a two-thirds majority of the members voting, is expected tomorrow or Thursday. beck Communist day, driving force. While these , actions were going in. 1,000 Reds'struc'-. at Talchang, ^fhich Is a few miles north of Kun- shan. The communique said this attack -was beaten back and 200 fteds were killed. Tpe communique did not mention the Kasying front where the Communist southern prong is moving toward Shanghai. Presumably the Reds are still In the vicinity of KasHun about live miles west of, Kashing. The Communists took.: Kashtng Sunday. The newspaper Sin Wan Pao said the Nationalist garrison at Ban- bow. China's Pittsburgh on the middle Yangtze, had ordered noncombatants to withdraw to Lin- ling, far to the south on the Can- ton-Hankow railroad. The same newspaper said Han- kow authorities had ordered ships in that area to pull upstream about 100 miles by Thursday when a blockade will be imposed on the river south of Hankow. Exodus In Progress Sin Wan Pao said the exodus of noncombatants had been going on for a week. Few foreigners chose to remain In Hanlcc\ . Most of them »re heads of companies such as oil firms with large property hold- Ings. About six Americans still arc Hi ere. The paper added two thirds of Hankow's shops were closed and that an "underground peace movement was afoot." Forces of the Red Manchurlan £hief, Lin Piao, have been at the JKlge of Hankow for weeks. Gun fire was said to be audible in Tsingtao. Gun flashes were reported seen from che roofs ol tal buildings. This may mean the Reds have closed in on Tsingtao. Previous .e- ports placed them 25-30 miles away from the North China port. Red Cross Plans Annual Meeting Chickasawba Chapter To Elect Officers, Receive Reports The annual board meeting of the Chickasawba District Chapter ol the American Red Cross will be conducted at 7:30 tonight in the court room of (he Court House, when members will hear complete financial, services, nnd case reports, and elect chapter officers for tlie next year. George M. Lee, who has served as chapter chairman for the past three years, will preside at the meeting tonight, and MLss Tracte Cushman, general Red Cross Fluid representative Irom the Mid-We.stern Area office in St. Louis, Mo., will be among the .speakers. Noble Gill, who served as vice- chairman several years, is slated to be presented to the board for chairman, ."ince Mr. Lee cannot succeed himself after having served three consecutive years as chapter chairman, Additional nominations can be presented from the floor at tonight's meeting, however. One of the reports scheduled for tonight is the report of Jack Finley Robinson, chairman of the 15H9 fund campaign, which today total- led $11,186.74, against a quota of $13,743. Additional reports are still being received, with reports not previously listed including $21 from Calumet community $23; from Dogwood Rid^e: $156 from the Blytheville section between Railroad and Sec- Truman Accused Of Purge Tactics And Election Bid Remark about Byrds Leads to Charge of Attempting Ouster By Jack Bell WASHINGTON. May 10. M'j— Rep, Arends IR-IM) told the House today president Truman's reported crack (1ml there avc too ninny Dyrds iti Congress Is a "jump from patronage to purge." and Indicates "a Ililrd term attempt." A Republican leader In the House. Arends made n short speech that reflected the glee Hie G. O. P. Is Hurting In the statement attributed to the President yesterday. The Republicans look on it as hardening Hie differences between the President and other Southern Democrats as well as Senator Byrd ID- Va)—the only Byrd In Senate or House. "Now this leap from patronage, to purge," Aremls said, "clearly Indicates that the President, is plan- Two Qualify as Eagle Scouts ond street."- f-rrm Fsrfield, and nine a third term attempt. "He can't purge the Virginia Senator until 1953 and he crin'r. purge if he Isn't around so It looks like he Is getting sei for the race In 1953. "And It may be. Mr. Speaker, that the patronage to purse maneuver will turn out to be quite a hurdle and the warbles from the mocking birds—b-1-r-d-s—in Congress won't be sweet to his cars." Up for lie-Election Actually. Mr. Truman hns been elected to only one presidential term. He went to the White House as the successor of the late President Roosevelt. Also, while Senator Byrd's present term does not expire until January, 1953, he will come up for re-election In 1952 it he decides to seek another term. Tying "patronage and purge" together. Arcmls said thai last week the "all-rlghlcoiis man in the White House," threatened to withdraw patronage Irom Democrats who don't follow his dictates. "Now." Areilds said, "It appears that the President wants to go further—a lot further. He takes a jump from patronage to purge." Privately, some of President Truman's friends on Capitol Hill were admittedly unhappy over the matter. They saw it as increasing their difficulty in getting Congressional action on the administration's legislative program. Congress Backs Proposed Cuts In U.S. Spending Truman's Economic Adviser's Suggest Thrift, Not Taxes James V. Smbiiugh 55 each ti-om Brown Spur commu- lity and the Chapter N" of the '.E.O. To Report on Water Safety Other reports will include the water safety activities by Mrs. Hush Vhitsitt, water safety chairman; a inaneial report by Mrs. W. W. Shaver; and a case report of camp ind hospital sei-vices by Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary. E. R. Mason, chairman of the nominating committee will report to .he group and submit nominations [or new officers. Mr. Mason said E5 : rd and his friends, on their part, were ready to arm themselves against a possible purge movement. Officers Question Illinois Boy, Girl About Title to Car A 1947 Plymouth conch, believed stolen from Hume, fll., was recovered by county officers this morning and its driver and n girl coin- enrlier today that the officers except I. 111 ' 1 ' 0 " "" behiR held iu the county Guardsmen Plan Little Rock Flight Company M Members To Use Target Range At Camp Robinson Members of Company M of the Arkansas National Guard will fly (rom Blythcvllle to Little Rock Saturday for two days of activity on the rifle ranges of Cnmp Joseph T Robinson, it was yiinoimcco. tod-.iy by dipt. James R. Rcedcr. commanding officer of the gimrd unit hero Two C-47 transport planes uscci by the 154th Fighter Squadron which is based at Artams Field li Little Rock, will be sent here Saturday to take the 63 enlisted mei and three officers of Company !v to Little .Rock. The various guard units over 111 state are using the rifle, ranges a Camp Robinson for' praeflct pre liminary to summer eiieampmen which is lo be held. In August. Members of Company M will Uo the rnilge for preliminary flrin Saturday and Sunday records \v! be kept of the marksmanship of 111 individual members. The guards men will use .30-callber M-i rifle and carbines, and .45 caliber servic pistols. James V. Scnbnugh (lefO, sou of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Scubaugh of Miuillii, niut Gilbert Blsher right), son of Mrs. Fredn Mlshcr of Ulythevllle, Joined the ranks of Kiii'le Scouts nt the Court of Honor for Boy Scouts 111 North Mississippi County Inst Friday. Scout Blsher Is a member of Troop :!1. sironsorert by the American Legion I3ud Casou Post, and Is n junior nl Blytlievlllo High School. During hfs four years ol ScouUng he tins received more than 21 merit badges to win the Engle Seoul advancement and Is NOW the Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 31. He luis attended the Boy Scout Cnmp nt Cedar Vullcy for Ihe past three years and Is n member of the Blylhevlllo Order of DcMolny. Scout Scabaugh In a member of Troop 32, sponsored by Manila's Lions Culb. lie Is now attending Missouri State Teachers College at Capo Qirnrdcau, and won his Eagle Award about s year ngo but had not been presented It until the Court of Honor. Prior to his _Scouthig activities with Troop 32 ho was a. member of a troop nt Mllllgau Ridge, WASI1INOTON. Muy 10 Ol't — Dcmomils iiUrj Iluimbllrtim iillke In CoMurL'.ss throw supimtt (mluy boh) tul a ropurUui ivrommi'iuln- tion by President Truman's Comic It of Hconnmlc Advisers for n cut in ftovornmi'iu KpondlnR. Tho conn ell WHS suM (o hiw» held thiU bmiusi' of unset!led bnsl- luvis conditions It would l>o safer tf) trim ,s|H'iullnK I him lo try uuy -slnirp lux Inpvcnse. Ki'siioiiMblt: offldnh sold tlie economists wont even tni'lbcr --to MiKKt'Kl the possibility of cuUliiK some excise luxo.s nnd of di'luylnn MX iiumths u Hoetnl Kccwrlty |iny- I'oll tux boost srhodult'd for July I. Knell of llu'.so prnpo.,nh ^ot cnn- .sldmibte bucking from the liuv- nmkers. Hut the final decision on -vhlrh Wily lo turn ii) Mh; fnro o[ obviously Innrfitting flnuncliil pressurn on the* nutloti's rccmomy rests with Mr. Trmniin. Thus fur he 1i»s ro- fusfii to buck down on his ro- pcuted dvmniul.1 for $-4.000,000.000 In new tux PS. Aclvlst's "I-fSNcr CIouL" Tho cconomli: ndvlsevs were snld to have ni'Ht'd the Preside!)! to accept n "h's-sor ^oal" limn Ihbv Chctivninii Cli'oruR (O-On) of tho SctmUi Flnnnro Committi-c sukl tlur advisory report—dc 1 ) I voted to 11m Wltlte IIoiiso hist week but not yot foirnjilly nnulo publlcj—coulliiji.s the position hc> hiiA taken. "If llic tinllonal Income Is shrinking because business Is KhrhikhiK H would be nonRcnsc to clup more luxes on a fulling economy," GCOIKP Rain Helps Crops But Hail Damage Hurts Some Areas Hiiinfnll this week hn.s greatly honofiUcd cotton and ollior crops hi this urea, it WHS stilled totluy Ijy Keith J. !3il- In-ey, fnnu tloinonstriitiiiii nueul lor North Mississippi County, who tilNo received reports yesterday of lieuvy tlamaRe caused by luiil in a yiimp»nitivoly siimll nrcii between Manila +and Lejit'livillo. Jaycee Banquet Plans Discussed Members Arrange For Annual Event May 26 in New Homo reported Three Illylhevlllo business men will hi] prcsenU'd hnnnriiry mein- bi-rsht|>s In the Junior Clmmbc-r of Commerce ul the club's nnnuiil Installation banquet tentatively scheduled to bo held Mny 2ii In lliu new Jnycct! clubhouse. TlH'se men, elected nt u meeting f I he Junior Chamber last nlnhl hi Is chibrcHims at Fifth mid Mulii, (old Is to reiiorter. "Out 1 only cut expenditures." hope re: Doyle IkuiiterHon, mayor of Bly- lhevllle, secretary-treasurer of Hlythevllle Pertlli/.er Corporation, and secretary-treasurer and man- igcr of Hlythovlllo Uellntlng Cor- inirallon. U..A. Lynch, pri'slilrnt of Farmers Hank niul Trust Company here. Harold SmHmry, owner and manager of radio station KLCN here. Designations Miule Annually Honorary members are elected annually by vole of the Jaycee mem .Mr. Ullliii-y saf.I that tial! vlr- lliHlly deslrojed the l:unl of cot- (ini on alinnt a doien farms In Hie l'ii|iliir Corner community mirth ul Mniilla ami ,11,| SC)I ,, 0 il.HM.ific In oilier ,u-i.us <>( f- e eiunity. Threo fanners, lie said, thai their etitire iiiTe:" ilium; with i uilvn :, • I I would liuvu lo bi; rc'ihnlrtt bc.a,i.,e of tin; hull which lioal the f mall phinls Into Ihe ground. About 1.2 hu-lu-s of rain fell hi llblln-vllle S'.-.,(l;i V a'li-rmiun and nlRlil. anil nliiniluy with eanl wc;l- lln-r iirevaHhiB Imhiy. Tlie r .,| n Mas "surely nmlnl." Mr. Idlbrcy null). "It will in-Ill to brliiR Hie enlton up In fields where dry • weather hail roullnl l n pil |y „ .spnllrd Miami. . ' "Ton inui-h cool weather nnd nd- illtlotinl ruin could complicate Ilio now favorable situation n great deal." he said, "It could cause chop- Inn to become a problem and light delay replanting to the point vlterc n good crop could not bo Wilfred." Time Short for Ileplantlng Most tanncm feel, Mr. Bllbrey aid. that It Is not advisable to ilnnt aflcr May 10 or May 20. Ho lolnlcd out that there had been no eriou.i ilelny becniua of (he dry vcalher, and that a day or two of cool weather would do no harm, but hut from four to seven days of colder weather would he had. chairman, would all be submitted for re-election. They Include J. tindsey Gunn, vice-chairman, Mrs. Cornelius Modinger. secretary and Rodney Banister, treasurer. Members ol the nominating corn- See RED CROSS on Page 14 Wilson FFA Wins Judging Honors in State Competition WILSON Ark.. May 10—'.'!>)— Judging teams of the Wilson Chap- Icr of the Future Farmers of America participated in the state contest held in Fa.vetteville May 6-7. The poultry judtrine tenul placed first in the district which was held last month in Jonesboro and fifth in the State contest last week. Ten teams were entered in the contest. The boys on th poullry jmlghig team were Ernest Davis. Bill and Willis Prollltt. T',ie livestock judging team, who placed third in Ihe district, placed 15th in Ihe stnte contest. The team consists of Wayne Alexander. H. P. Cash Jr.. Eugene Crawford and Elmon McNabb In individual scoring. Eugene Crawford of the Wilson team placed ?0th. out of the 54 boys entered. Tlie trip was financed by the local FFA Chapter and the school The boys were accompanied by E D. Beall, sponsor. Carl Hendrix May Seek Lieutenant Governorship LITTLE ROCK. May 10. lift— Stitehouse sources say carl Hendrix. speaker of the 1949 Arkansa: House of Representatives, will be |.B candidate for lieutenant gover nor next year. At his Horatio home. Hendrix declined comment. Lt. Oov. Nathan Gordon said he «xpects to seek rc-elcctlon. Mayors to Attend Cotton Carnival Luncheon Session Mayor and Mr.s. Doyle Henderson will be anion^ the 130 Mid-South mayors and their wives who are to attend the Cotton Carnival Mayor's Luncheon at the. Hotel Peabody in Memphis tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson will leave for Memphis tomorrow morning to attend the luncheon which Is beint; ?iven by the Memphis Commercial Appeal and which is one of the annual highlights of the Cotton Car- jail here pending further Investigation. In jail here is an IB-year-old youth who gave officers his name as Earnest Poole or Tamms, 111., and Edith Loleta Anderson. 22, who gave her home as Cleveland. O. The couple were arrested at 3:30 this morning by Deputy Shcrirr State Allocates $50,000 for District Fair Tlie Stnle Fiscal Control Bonn! In Little Rock tortny nuthorlzcd clls- plslols - . , . . trllintion or $50,000 to the Mlsslsslp- The irnmport p nnfs arc due to Cou[( ASSO ci n tio.i (or use nrr,v 0 at ho B y hov .,c mimic P „, , tl|g|Ilg U)( . Norlhensl Arknnslls airport early Saturday morning and depart at 6:45 a.m. for the return to Adams Field. The Company M members leave Little Rock nival. Also scheduled to attend the Clarence Fesmirc. Montgomery and F. W Dell town marshal who also serves as a deputy sheriff, who stopped to check the car which was parked near Krutz Bridge on Highway 61 a mile and a half north of Blytheville. Deputy Montgomery stated [hat the couple was brought to jail here when a discrepancy was found on Poole's drivers license. He said that he and Officer Fresmire saw the car parked near the bridge while they were patrolling north Highway 61 and stopped to investigate. Officer Montgomery said that after the couple was brought to jail here Poole told him that he had stolen the car in Hume more than a month ago. He also told officers that he was released frntn Edwardsvllle County HIM jail last Sunday on the return trip to arrive In Blytheville DC/ore dark. Captain Reeder said that additional enlistments are open in Company M. Men between the ages of 17 and 35 are eligible for enlistment In the Nationai Guard. Men between the aees of 17 and 18 years and six months are draft exempt if their service in the guard has been satisfactory, he said. District Pair here Sept. 20-25. The same sum also was authorized or the district livestock shows at Fort Smith, Hope and I'lnc lilllfr. " This money Is enrmnrked for use icre in construction of a women's exhibit building and erection or fencing nrouild Walker Park Fairgrounds. Painting nnd repairing of existing buildings also Is planned. Tentative plnns or the fnlr nsso- clallon also call for R building that can be used as an auditorium for conventions or concerts. COPENHAGEN, Five Danish war War Criminals Killed May 10. I/r»— criminals, sentenced to death on charge.-* ol terrorist activities during the German occupation, were executed this morning, the Danish Ministry of Justice announced. uncheon is Mayor Ben p. Butler of February after serving 72 days for Osceola who is to give the response another car thelt and that he Soybeans CHICAGO, May 10. liTi— Soybean quotations: May July High Low 229'i 228V, 218*; 217'i 202! i 201 Close 2l8>.-j-r, 202 '/. Commenting on the report, Democratic National Chairman J Howard Mr.Gnilh olxserved: "I'm Ihc kind who thinks Urn when yon hire a doctor you ounh lo pay pretty closo nltciillim to his advice." The economic advi.scrs wore re ported lo have round that tio majo part of the nation's economy Is I serious trouble now. bill that there are hazards ahead which must be watched closely — particularly the possibility of a fourth round of wage increases and top-heavy crop surpluses. Some lawmakers sny they think the current price slump goes deci>er than government, department reports Indicate. Slay Kill Tax Hill One or these, Senator Hrewsler (R-Me) remarked that he licllcves the advisory report "kills any tax 1)111 for this session." Brewstcr. n rinance committee member, has moved to repeal the in per cent lax on railroad, airline, bus and :.hip tickets. The advisory council said nothing about this levy, but suggested studying the possibility or cutting off the 3 per freight. Senator George snlrt he thinks Contract fa Avardcd LITTLE ROCK, Mny 10. W A contract (or Improvement of the Arkansas Livestock Showgrounds here was awarded by the State PIs- cnl Control Board today. The contract, for curbing, guttering and drainage work, went '.o Artie Gregory, Lilllc Rock, on low bid of $26,176. Seven bids were considered. The bourd authorized the Little Rock linn of Enrheart, Elchenbaum and Ranch to proceed with draw- liiK plans for construction of a roof over the state showgrounds stadium. The board will meet June 9 lo let this contract. Congress also might well poslpon* until next January 1. 'Hie Increase In Social Security payroll taxi's now set for July The President's advisers suggested thai this mlglil be a good Idea. o the welcoming address at the nncheon. The welcome Is to be given by Mayor Overtoil of Memphis. M-yor s from more than 130 cities of West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas. Southeast Missouri. North Misst.vippi and Northeast Alabama have accepted invitations to attend the luncheon. Guc.sts of honor at the event will be Charles Dates and Miml Parker, who arc reinning over the Cotton Carnival as king and queen of cotton. presently was on a venr's probation. The sheriff's office is checking Ponle's statement with Illinois authorities today. New York Stocks (Closing Quotatl'ns) Am. T & T 141 5-8 Am. Tobacco .............. 68 Anaconda ............... 273-1 Beth Steel ................. 283-8 Chrysler ................. 51 5-8 Coca Cola ................ 133 Gen. Electric .............. 37 1-2 Gen. Motors .............. 58 Int. Harvester ............ 241-2 Montgomery Ward ........ 53 N. Y. Central ............ 10 7-8 National Distillers ........ 17 7-3 J. ,C. Penney ............. 471-4 Radio . . ............... n 7-8 Republic Sleel ............ 20 7-8 Socony-Vacuum Standard Oil N. J. 16 68 Texas Co 55 1-8 U. S. Steel 70 1-2 Sears. Roebuck Real Russian Threat To Peace Is Termed Political, Not Military WASHINGTON, May 10. r/Tl — James p. Warburg, former New York banker and writer on international affairs, said at the Senate's Atlantic Pact hearings today the real threat from Russia is political and no t military. "There has been and is a very definite Soviet threat to peace," he said. "But this Soviet threat has been and still Is primarily a threat of communist penetration, of subversion ar.d only secondarily a threat of military conquest." Tlie Foreign Relations Committee heard Warburg as the first witness on a speed-up schedule leaders have mapped out with the aim of gettiiit,- Senate approval by July 1 of both the pact and a $1.300,000,000 arms-[or-Europe program. Preparations Completed to Restore Service to Berlin as Blockade Ends BERLIN, May 10— i/Ti— At one to move Into Die city, which hns Southern pacific 39 7-8 i legislators. Pledges Fight to End CANTON, May 10. M 1 )—Premier Ho Ylng-chin promised 100 legislators today the Nationalists will fight the Communists in China to the finish. His statement was applauded (or three minules by the minute past midnight Thursday, flag-bedecked traffic will end the epic of the blockade Berlin. That's 4.01 p.m., C.S.T., Wednesday. So far there hasn't been a hitch In final arrangements. Gen. V. I. Chuikov, Soviet commander in Germany; and the Western powers have both ordcrd that transport, trade and communication services between their zones resume at that time. Things will revert back to the way they were on March 1,1948, when the blockade began. Sixteen freight trains will move Into the city dally. Highways will be open. The Soviet's won't—or at least say they won'U-demand travel permits. Tliey also say they'll not try to search allied baggage. Mntl service will be resumed. Western Berlin's Mayor Ernesl Renter ordered the black, red and gold flag of the new West Germai Republic be flow on street cars ant buses. Tlie Berlin Hag will be draped over other buses which will speed to the West German cities of Han nover, Hamburg and Frankfurt. The first day, 10 trahiloads o coal and six others of fresh potatoe and consumer goods are scheduled een supplied en months. by the airlift for Twelve thousand tons of supplies ire to RO into the city dally—just ibont the same figure the airlift reached on Its best day. While most of the world hailed he end of the blockade as a Rovlet diplomatic defeat, the ofricial Sovet Army newspaper, Tacgliche Rundschau, today called it an "un- questlonnlbe success of the policy of unity which was always pursued by the Soviet Union and the progressive forces of Germany." "Berlin Derby" Looms HEMSTEDT. Germany, May 10— Pi—A Berlin-bound auto derby worried British military authorities' today. When the Russian zonal border barrier goes up at one minutes after midnight Wednesday, the four lane highway to Berlin may look like Indianapolis Speedway. News correspondents have lined up their fastest cars lor a midnight dash to be first Into Berlin. . British military authorities were considering putting nn official car in the lead to pace the traffic. One proposal was that a British provost officer lead the way In a fast car, with all others com elled to stay ia line behind Wm. Conviction of 23 Jaos for Slaying U.S. Fliers Upheld TOKYO, May 10. <W>— Convlclioll of 23 Japanese for the vivisection murder of eight American fliers was upheld today by LI. Orn Walton H. Walker, commander ol the U.S. Eighth Army. Walker's review was final for all the cases except fi vc calling Tor the death penally. These now go ( o General MncArthur. Four ot the 18 convicted Japanese who now have no further recourse received life Imprisonment. Prison terms for the remaining 14 averaged almost 13 years each. One Is a woman. All 23 were convicted at Yokohama last, August arter a six-month trial—longest before an American commission In the Far East. Five of the original 28 defendants were acquitted. They were charged with vivisecting captured B-29 crewmen In medical experiments at Kyushu Imperial University late hi the war. The actual operations rc|»rtedly were performed by two Japanese now dead. One committed suicide, the other was killed In an air raid. Those under death sentence, whose cases will be reviewed by MacArl.hur, are LI. Gen. Ismay Yokoyaina, commanding general of Japan's Western Army, and four doctors—Kenlchi Htrao, Yoshio Mori, Taro Torlsuwa and Yoshlnao Sato. b.Tshl|> lo rmiiiiil/o DlythovlIlL iMisliu'.s.snicn who have helped the club hi ILs activities and projects thrcniijhout Iho prcccedliiK year. Tho followlnx buses for elcctloi i>( these men weni announced by the club last nl^ht: Mtiyor Heiiderson—For alii give Ihn club In nillni; the InL on whlcl tlio new clubhouse nnd proiwsctl children's playground is Iwlng con slruclcd mid for dmiatlon of light Ing Axturiis for the clubhoi|5o. Mr. Lynch—For iissl.stnnco rcn dercd the Jnycecs In Ihianclng con strucllnn of Ihe elubl)niiw,.biill(IHi o( which won the. "7'ioJec-'-"»t '.'\ Your" nwnrd at the itute convention of Arktuisus Junior ChamlMr of Coiumorco lust inontli. Mr. Siirtlniry—For helping the Jaycces create pulilie interest In, and obtain recognition for their 10-lfl-4fl projects niui activities through the medium of radio publicity. Date for the Insinuation banquet was tentullvely set for Mny 20 us It Is Iwllovctl the new clubhouse may l>c ready for occupancy then, club officials salt!. To Imlull New Officers Taking office at tho Instiillntlon will he llolnntl Hlshop, president; Gilbert D. llnmutuck, Jr., Oral vice ])i(:slilent; "W. E. YOUIIK, second vice president; Kliner R. Smith, secru- lai-y; Uill Hanlstcr, treasurer; and Charles Moore, Jack Owen, U O. Thompson, Jr., and Alric French, dire tors. They were elected April 25. Iilshup will succeed William H. Wyatt ns Jaycee president, louls Lynch will servo us chairman for the Installation banfjuct, It was announced last night. On his committee arc Don Henderson, Dr. C. L. Craig, James Roy nnd Lee Crowe, Jr. It wns announced last night that tho club will sponsor Nancy Hamilton and Carl Bean, Blytheville High School students, ns delegates lo the Leglon-s|ionsorccl Girls' Stale and Boys' State meetings this summer. One of Ihe first standing committees of the coming club year was announced by President-Elect Bishop last night. It Is the House Coin- Prior to tho rain no five per cent of iho fanners bud n ntnnd of cotton, although 00 per cent of all cotton hart been planted, Mr. Bll- brcy said. Only tho cotton planted on sand spots and streaks had come up. Colton cltapiiltifr In parl of (lift county started yesterday, Mr, Bll- brey said. In regard to tho chopping problem he stated that If wot or cool weather persisted grass nnd weeds would make cleaning nnd chopping n greater problem nnd would probably cause a notlcnblo shortage of labor for thn chopping work.. Drsywitfm vi-wtlicr -*wiM; Hl 1 -^ k the v /army's i* /nance to get" Into their chopping, and ta ,. plow their cotton before th6 weeds get out of control. Much Cotton Minted Mr. Bllbrey ' explained that nn estimated 100,000 to 175.000 acres of cotton had been planted In North Mississippi County tills yenr, and that to chop such quantities of cotton would call for a big Inlior supply, which might not be available If tho fields were full of weeds. According lo the North Mississippi County agent, last year's dry June allowed plenty of moisture earlier in the spring, which made conditions almost Ideal for an early nnd good crop, although rains in July caused quite a lot of late chopping. Mr, Bllbrey said that II had been reported that much of the cotton In the Mississippi Delln had been swamped by heavy rains, and would [irobably require replanting. Incomes Drop For 3rd Month In Succession WASHINGTON, May 10. <!?>— Consumer Income dropped la March for the third consecutive month, inlttee, njilnecJ early because the new clubhouse Is expected lo be completed this month. Headed by Carl Marshall nnd l,ce Crowe, Jr., ns co-chairmen, Ihe committee Includes Arllc French, Mayo Blackwood, Jack ChnmMln. Mayfleld Uoyd. Eddie Saliba, Albert Gilbert, Leon Genuine and Harry Levltch. Inducted ns new members last night were lillly Jo Gciin, E. C. Burnett, J. L. Wcstbrook, Jr.. Robert Gardner. Jr., and Jim Jordan, a membership transferee from the Kcnnctt, Mo.. Junior Chamber. Weather Five Motorists Fined For Traffic Violations O. C. Moore was fined $75 and cosls In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the Influence of liquor. In other action Glenn Humphries was fined $10 and costs on R charge of reckless driving. Ed Horn was fined $5 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license, and Sam Fine and William G. Garncy were each fined $5 for overpaying in a 10- mlnute'parking zone with the fines suspended. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon. Fair tonight and Wednesday. A little cooler tonight. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight nnd Wednesday. Cooler extreme southeast tonight. Warmer Wednesday. Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—80. Sunset today—6:51. Sunrise tomorrow—5:01, Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.07. Total since Jan. 1—24.08. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—60. Normal mean for May—70.2. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 10. (/P) — Closing cotton quotations: May Jly." , Oct. Doc. High Low . 33.82 33.75 . 32.82 32.75 . 29.23 29.16 20.03 28.96 Men 28A2 28.39 fulling three per cent below the peak reached last December. Alter the drop It was still four per cent above March, 1048. The Commerce Department, reporting this today, said March con- sinner Income fell $2,000.000,000 below February to an annual rate ot a $214,300,000,000. Declines in wages and salaries, easily the biggest Item of consumer income, nnd In receipts of owners of farms nnd unincorporated businesses were chiefly responsible. They were partly offset, however, by Increased unemployment compensation payments. The term "consumer income," as used by the government, menus practically nil income received by individuals as distinguished from Income received by corporations. Besides payrolls and earnings of i unincorporated businesses, It includes such things as net rents going to landlords, dividends and interest received by securities owners, nnd Social Security payments. Drop Is Year's Biggest The department said payrolls showed in March the biggest drop so far in 1949, but that the coal mine "holiday" caused the fall to be greater than In January and February. Layoffs and shortening of the work week In ninny manufacturing plants accounted for most of the reduction In wage and salary receipts to a $132/100,000,000 annual rate in March. The rate was 5134,700.000,000 in February. -Furthermore, the department said, wage payments by manufacturing concerns turning out durable goods —refrigerators, washing machines and the like—fell In March below the level of the same month In 1948, marking the first time that Close had happened since early 194fl. 33.81 Wages In non-durable goods tndus- 32.80-81 tries were about the same as In 29.20 March last year. 29.00 Payroll declines also occurred In 2890B construction, farming and trad*.

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