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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AN1> BOUTHKABT UM8OUR! VOL. XI,III—NO. 59 BI>lh«vlllc D»UT New* Blyth*vlUe Courtn BljrUwvUle Herald Truman's Labor Bill, Minus Draft, Faces Long Delay Settlement of Coal Strike Hurts Chance • ' For Passing Measure By JOHN I,. CUTTEK United Tress St:ill Corrf.siiomlcnt WASHINGTON, May 30. (UP) — Settlement of the .soft, "coal strike raised the possibility today that President Truman's emergency .strike control bill may be shelved 'by the Senate. Such n move depend:; on wliethci the threatened maritime limp scheduled for June 15, can be .sclllci and whether Mr. Truman will veto or sign the so-called Case anti strike bill. The emergency measure pendlni in the Senate would apply only to strikes in essential industries aitc government seinure and would nil for not more than a year. The Case hill, embodying per Inancnt revisions in labor laws would apply to disputes betweei unions and private management. A finally Approved by the House yes terday and sent to the Presided 1 ,, i would impose a CO-day cooliiv; off period, provide fact-finding Imv.l in disputes involving public mill ties, make unions liable to suit, to breach of contract, and outlaw foremen's unions and secondar boycotts. Draft Clause Killtrt The Senate dealt the President ernei-Rcncy bill a crushing blow late yesterday when it voted, 70 to 13, to eliminate its "work or draft" provision. Senate Democratic Leader Albcn W. Barkley, of Kentucky, called it the "guts" ot the measure. The defeat came after collapse of last minute attempts to draw up a compromise plan, recess the Senate without a vote on the issue or virtually "kill" the whole bill by sending it back to the Senate Interstate f — ijiercc Committee. i>iiikley opposed sending the bill back to committee before the maritime strike threat has been withdrawn. He said, however, he would acree to such action if the strike is settled by tomorrow. •= "ff' that strike threat is withdrawn—and the rail and coal strikes are settled — the acute : situation Which prompted this legislation will have been removed and we will be true from. h.-.Etc-and .passion," he said. " Even with deletion of the powci to draft recalcitrant strikers again.-,! n governmcnf.-seix.cd property, emergency bill still would deprive such strikes of labor act benefits and permit fine and imprisonment HLYTHKVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUUKSDAY, MAY 30, 1946' Arkansas Congressman ^kes Good Long Look We Hope) at the Future WASHINGTON, May 30. (UPI — U'p. James w. Trimble, D.. Ark., wlievcs it's not Impossible Hint in ome future (lit) 1 nil enemy may trike suddenly and wij» out the Kitlou's capital with an atomic 1»nib r sonic other secret weapon. He introduced a measure yeslcr- lay proposing 1111 amendment to he constitution to provide for an nterim government if those who lovern arc killed. Trimble's bill would provide that when there Is no president, vice ircsldcnt or any other legally-endowed person to act as president, :he ranking officers of the Army Navy and Air Force would meet to select n civilian to act as interim president. The interim president would call , a meeting of state governors for tlie purpose of selecting one of their number as acting president and another as vice president. Robson Wins Automobile Race Los Angeles Driver Emerges Winner in Speedway Classic. INDIANAPOLIS, M;ty -J50. (U.I*.)—George Rob.son, 36- year-old Los Angeles, C;il., speed merchant, won the In- (li;ii!iipolis Motor Speedway's 30th 000-inile race today. Robson, leading mare llian two- thirds of (lie way, roared across the finish line in front of a flckl reduced from 33 to VI places way back near !he 400-mile post. His speed for (he 5UO miles was 114.820, and his rlapscxi time was four hours, 21 minutes 1U.74 seconds. Kobson earned in addition to the 520,000 first prize ?I3,800 in lap money. Jimmy Jackson, one-lime athletic great at Indianapolis Tech Hiffh School, chased Kobson across the finish lint. The checkered flag, symbol of victory in the Memorial Day classic, went to Robson, along with thousands of dollars first- pri?,e money, lap leadership awards and the fame to go with the' for- BINGLE COPIES PIV9 CKN1* America Honors Men Who Died On Battlefields President Truman L*aaY Nation in Tribute-to Heroes. of their leaders. The "work or draft" section was deleted by .the unusual coalition of Republicans and New Deal Democrats. There was jio question, liow r cvcr, but that the coal st(1ke|ise^ tlc.ment.of a few minutes earlier : lfad its cffqct'j'on thc total vote. Output of Coal Cut 68 Million Tons by Strike PITTSBURGH. May 30. (UP) The Uniiecl Mine Workers will no back t 0 the coal pits in full force on Monday, and the strike-torn steel industry hoped today to'swing It Was Hobson's greatest triumph of his 15 year automobile racing career when he won thc 500-mile Memorial Day automobile rare for 1946. Less than one lap separated Robson and Jimmy Jackson, Dearborn. | Mich., as the two duelists passed the 400-mile mark. At this stage Louis Durant of Los Angeles was sixth, Billy Devore of Indianapolis, , seventh; Frank Wnrn c of Pasadena. Cal., eighthj Oigi Villoreisi, of Milan, Iraly.i'ihinth, and Mel Hansen, of Fontana. Calif., 10th. The toll on cars was heavy and only 11 were in the race as production as soon the final 100 miles started. Only two crashes occurred in thc rnrlv running, with mechanical differ the other crashes were ficulties responsible withdrawals. Involved in the Mauri Kose, the veteran driver frotn Eoulh Bend, Ind., and Paul Russo of Cleveland, O.. both crashed on the southeast turn. Hose received burns on his legs while Russo suffered a- fracturcc left leg and cuts no his chin. Hy UnHrd I'rfss The tuition's traditional patter.'i :if rulcurntliiK Memorial Day was back lu style for Hie first lime In live years today with millions of workers off on a woi'kenrt holiday. Fair wealher was (he order of this day in ncarlv all Kccllons of ilu> country mid highways weir Jnnuneil with motorists, many of whom were making their first long Summer Journey since gasoline and lire ra tinning went Into elfcct enrly In the war. The, National Safety Council pro- dleled that more than :<r>0 persons would die In trnfllc accldnils during the .weekend. Publi tlon facilities were crowded dcspH:> the extra service provided to bench and Summer ivsorts. President Truman led the niilloi 1 in honoring America's War dead h\ placing n wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier In Arlington N.i- tlonai Cemetery. After tho bilcf ceremony, Mi. Truman left lor a holldav crulso nn the Potomac. Similar ceremonies, highlighted by the traditional parades, wen: hold In nearly every cnmnmnll.v where the Imlldav K observed and In every f,>r- i-lun land occupied by American troops. In Hlytbrvillc biishirss was carried mi very much UK usnul but yesterday the Ituil ('anoii I'osi iif llir Anicrlrun I.e^lnn U : IIK ln»st tn rrturncil vrtcrans nf U'urld War II In Wnlkrr I'urk and Muvcir Jaclisim ilri-larrd a half bobil.iy for tile rily f«r the event. Wherever possible, Ai'iny, Navy. Marine and Coast Guard personnel ve decorated cemeteries nil over Hard Coal Mines Close Pending New Wage Basis NEW YORK, May 30. (UP) -A lew coal strike begin today a* the nation's 15,000 Imrrt coal miners refused to work without a new contract. AUhouiiU the contract' does not expire until midnight tonight, all mthraclte mines were closed today for tlw Memorial Day holiday and] (ho miners said they would not SO buck to work until the operators have signed n new contract with the United Mine Workers, Negollntlons Ixjlwcen the UMW unit the mine owners have been In process for 1(1 days. The two group:) were to meet again today at U »in (BUT). Veterans Given Big Welcome City Hos Half-Holiday For Homecoming Held in Walker Park. SoftCoatOutlook Remains Gloomy For Operators Lewis Victorious; Consumers Must Poy Increased Costs. . BY RAYMOND LAHK United Pre»e 8UH WASHINGTON, May 30. .(UP) — The noft coal Industry ' gloomily viewed the government's mine wage contract today as a victory for John L. LewU. • Under the agreement, Lewis' •iOO.OOO United Mine Workers (AFL) will begin returning to, work tomorrow to end their four-day-old strike in government - operated mines. 'ni e Industry probably will be near normal production levels by next Monday. Coal then will begin flowing to relieve the grave Industrial crisis, blamed on the mine dispute. Government and Industry.spokes-- men : declined to predict the price. Increase necessary to cover the costs resulting from the agreement. There w«s talk lir Industry circles' (hat —' ; ' ' •" World Wnr n veterans were "welcomed hom«" vi'slrnlnv after- n . ... noon will, a pul-lic rclehmtlon at ,"'" l «°W.P'oo flings would, Wnlkcr Park, which Included a J,,,J ! '" •* llfte<l "P»'n>^s of 59j rorteo by nay Duke and his Sugar J:?.., 11 ,, . . . , • • Ori'ck Cli.nn. „ bust-bull ,,am<. b«- A •? M Administrator J.i Iwcen Hlylhcvlllc and Osccola ,,' *' K° ver »mcnt orwrator of U'tjion junior tennis and n barlw- I! 1 ? I'. 1 . 1 .".!"' .^ l| " le<1 tllc contract at; cue for ex-service me: I ha On this first peacetime Memorial Day In five years wo in .Blj-tbevlllo and in Mississippi County pay Ulc \^ A ,, nillltary duties were tributc to those who died to preserve our way of life. But unless we conduct that Hie as they would have wanted it, Memorial Day sentiment does little honor to the dead who gave HID last full measure of duvotlon. Russians Blamed For Peace Delays Admiral Carney Hurls Blunt Charge at Red Obstructionists. Milk and Butter ! Price Increases Are 'Authorized . WASHINGTON, May 30. (UP) — Tlic povernment bus authorixcd price increases on milk, butter and rheddar cheese and some oilier dairy products. Fr.nnomlc Stabilizer Chester Dowlcs announced last nlyht Unit consumer prices on milk will be A high-ranking navy officer and a rn |scd one cent a quart, npproxl- former assistant Secretary of War ninlcly 11 cents n pound on butler, today bluntly accused Russia of -mil six cents n pound on Cheddar blocking efforts to write the peace cheese. The increased and said .hasty,- demobilization has ' ""•••-- WASHINGTON, May 30 .(UP)-- , wcirld; couricili , A^;eri,coh ' in %>;•',;.;::- fluence as become effective June 1 "or as sdrif !n th4feiii[toi' as rpractlcablt.;'. " | 1jt>w)cs adcieclUhat '''.further '' ' 1 sl'mrji' Daily Air Service Due to Start Soon SCAT Rushes Plans To Obtain Airport Facilities Near City. Home" olv;ervai sored by iDud CAKOII I'ost 24. ' I UnthrrliiK durlni; the nflcrnooii wrre several hundred veterans and other clllv.cns. The Ixirbccup, In chai'Ki; »f II. U Ilalsell. was served ill. Inlile.s In a Krnvc, with Amerlr can flans formliiK Ihe colorful net 11 UK. fio.'ico Crnflon (tnvc thc "welcome" address nnd T. F. "Doc" dean was master of ceremonies. In the hall K«me, a return cn- i;n«rmeut with Osccola, nlytlicvlllc are- . . •n '11m ''Wcl White House late yesterday in ice was fiinnv th ° l> rej ) c »<:e of President Truman.' - ' ' .Thdichargoiluwcrai-Volced in Me- inowaras 1 : on [the .thjce <I»l'ry )>r«r ' mortal Day speeches by Bear Adm. duels will lie ncscssnry nftcr July LlltU suspended at American Installations the world over and the U. S. Hag was down at half masl from sunrise to noon and at full staff from noon until sunset. Planes of the U. S. Air Force dropped (lowers on many cemeteries In thc United States where war dead are buried. Hawaiian flownrs wcr" down 3,(KM miles to dccoraUr graves of Marines who illrd on Rol, Namur nnd Enlwetok in the* Marshnll •]«- Inmts, In F.uro|>e, 135.000 .tiny American flags were planted on graves of American soldiers and every gravo was decorated with dowers. British. French. I3clglnn<< and I Italians joined American ocuipn- Thrce moves must be made by tlon troops In observing the holiday. tho South Central Air 'transport, Inc.. Arkansas' new state-wide airline which will opcriile Snlo Blythcville. before It <;iui cblain final approval of;; uperallons by thc slate's Public S^rvlclJ Irjommis- In won Its Hist Kiinic of the scnson with n score nf 7-t. The gnmc was won largely through errors nfU-r the Osccolii defense "wont In (he sixth and seventh .Innings. It 81 rl kraals Htrlke Re(an April I The soil coal strike bcsaii April 1 and continued for 49 days .exV, ccpt for a two-week truce which bCK"n May 13. Mr. Truman ordered the mines seized May 22 but I lie mlnorB struck again when the truce expired. Subject tji the approval of the Waste {Hnblllxntlon Board, tile contract will (jive the bituminous miners a yiigc Increase of lay. cents an hour, uiiual to the wage adjustments grant etl In other basic Industries. HUT Bul ° r Rr * Bt(:r significance in , |a .. i arldresslnst th c outcome of Lewis; miff .fight, was provision for nti ndustry contribution of about »25,- Robert B. Carney, assistant chief of 1 if Congress approves subsidy cuts. naval, opera lions for material, and: former assistant secretary of war | ' Louis Johnson. They said the United States must stand strong and ready to champion its Ideals. Neither mentioned Russia by Spilled Grease Causes Fire at 775 N. Tenth name. But they left no doubt that 1 G „,„,, u k , (>vc they meant, thc Soviet Union. ' clear reference lo it ' was 'dl.=c|fc'icatl'tqday Rock. ' ' "" The line, which has headquarters in Fayctleville, hr.s not made Funeral Rites Conducted for SenafroV Glass Osccola's pitcher, Waggoner, struck, out 14 men during the Kmnn, holding the Blvthcvlllu tcnm to two hits while tho opposing 'cam made nine! though running In only one score. The l fcnrc was made In the fifth-Inning, when'"White not , on basp l-v an error nftcr Waggoner was thrown out at first by the catcher. Wiseman gnl n single nnd when the next batter, Carlisle, singled, Ihc bases were loaded. Bennett, grounded out to nnd White scored! Blylhevlllo waked up In the sixth Inning and broutrht In three scores, slanbcrrv got this first hit with n .HliiKlc niter Philllrs struck out. Chester CaldwcII got on by an error; Lutes struck out; Dan Cnldwoll cor, nn by on error which scored Slanberry. Hood hit LYNCHHURG, Vn., May 30. (UP) —Funeral services for Sen. Curler announcement of arrangements for. Cilns.s. D., Va.. were conducted this airport facilities here nnd this Is . aflcrnoon at "Monlvlew," his home one of tlie three conditions SCAT j, lsl outside of Lynchlnirp nnd bur- COO.COO n year to an employe wer- ft>r? fund. !£• will be firUnced by nn assessment o( five cents a ton on all cowl produced. • .Tlie mine operators negotiating ommItt*e % •which hid tailed U reach nn agreement with the UMW. studied thc contract last Bight but wltmveld •cbmmcril. '.'.'. Some _of the operators made It clear, however, Mint they thought Lewis hid won a thumping victory, and the ; National Coal Association, trade brganliatlon for the blturrf- Inous industry, put that view 0*1 the record. 'v Another Victory for Lewis '-, "It (the contract) is a victory for Lewis.over the government am; a defeat for the American people who must foot the bill," sn'.id Johr D. Battle, executive secretary ol the association. a single, scoring Chester and Dan. | ^ e asserted that the contrncl Osccoln's defensive wnn still i "means that all industry may ex weak In tin; seventh Inning wltii P« c t to be saddled with a roy.iltv thc J'lcnls following up their plays tH * prompted by labor leaders am has to mfiCl, m;coalinH Vo Hlchnrd McCuftouyli, nienibcr of the Public lal will te sixth lo make them vie- . sanctioned by the government." I . Lewis was expected to dcinnnc that the operators accept (he pro In the tors. Left fielder White on the Oscc .. _____ .. ____ _____ bo In Spring Hill ccmc- L n | n team caused much favorable : visions of Ihc government con comincnt as did the pitcher, Johnson, in Russia, warned in a nalion-widc radio address (NBC1 that "it may jif 0l . ln T cn(h be that a new mailed fist reaches ' caused fire and r.ntnkc damage last. night 1'^ the residence rented by Mr. aim' Mrs. John F. Fill at, 115 into full possible. At least cn.OOO.COO tons of cnal were lost—nnd Ihc effects of thai ... , loi 5 %vcre rcflcclcd in blast furnaces a " cw r( l cor(l t ' cmir s f' , nnd deserted assembly lines across •l c " t . ma 'V s lm(M SCL by lhe the nation Floyd Roberts in 1038. Tlic place where thc strike hurl most was the sleel industry, which was limphu; along at 43.B per cent of capacity (his week, having lost 4.000,000 ingon tons during thc strike. Approximately 100,000 stccl- workcrs were laid off. The average speed through the 400 miles was 115.3153 miles per hour, and cut appreciably the chances of The pre- It w r as strictly a two-car duel with n bare five seconds separating thc cars at one lime. Hepburn lias Trouble Mid-way through thc third section of thc race Ralph Hepburn, the prc-cvcnt favorite, appeared It estimated that the return to full production will take as lony as six weeks at some mills. Here's What Miners To Get in Way of Increased Salaries WASHINGTON, May 30. (UPI — Here is a comparison of Ihc Unllcd Mine Workers' old wage contract nnd Ihe new government agreement: Old Basic hour wage rate $1 Weekly pay for 6 days $C3 50 Weekly pay for 5 days S50 Vacation pay Slo New 41.18 1 -; 75.25 59.25 \ 100 ready to move up on thc two leaders. He averaged n dazzling 124 miles an hour for 118 laps, but then ran into mechanical trouble that thwarted his chances of taking over thc lead. i Back of the throe pace-setters nt the 309-mile mr.rk were Hepburn in fourth place. Harrv Mc- Qnfnn eighth, Ted Horn ninth and A) rulninn 10th. Rolxson, one of two brothers to start in the race, is 3G years old. He has been racing for IS years. This was his third "500" mile out for world domination." He.said democracy "approaches a tailspln." The llnmes were confined lo the •deadly IDtx ^ nnt ' wall paper in Die kilcbcn but the entire house was smoked Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lewis Announce Infant's Arrival When' Dr. F. B. Elliott personally selected Ihc timbers for lumber in his new home, a number of years ago, he did not know that some day the building would be a hospilal and that there he would deliver his grandchildren. Yesterday, n granddaughter was born at Walls Hospital, which formerly was the Elliott homo. This was thc fourth time Dr. Elliott had there. delivered a grandchild Tlie baby, dKUfihtcr of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lewis of Princeton. Texas, has been named Nettie Kline, for Mrs. Lewis' sister, Mrs Sam Manatt of Dallas, the former Miss Nettie Kline F.lliott. Mr. Lewis arrived this morning to join Mrs. Lewis flncl lufi-i.L I'd all daughter. I rapidly. event. He never pnt beyond 155-mile mark previously. thc Crest of Flood On Big Lake Hears Bridge A rise of .5 foot in the past 24 hours of the water at Big Lake made the gauge at the lake bridge, 12 inilcs west of here, read 13.6 foot today. It is predicted the water will crest at slightly more than 14 feet. There Is no danger when a crest Is reached at this stage with the damage confined to Inundation of pcvcrnl hundred acres of cultivated land lying inside Ihc levee. Thc rise at .Big Lake has resulted from excessive rains throughout (his section which have cans- This, he said, is not the kind of world the American dead of World War II died to save." ' "There is no peace," Johnson ssld. "The grand alliance that crushed thc armed might of Hitler is dead, and in its place there rises a form of totalitarianism which differs from that of the swastika only in name. Eastern Europe is closed to western Europe by an iron curtain of censorship. ..." A'mcricans Blamed He blamed the American people in part, saying: "If we had maintained our army and air corps at proper strength. I suspect that some nations thnt lalk mighty tough these days would be sitting around the peace table with us right now. Instead they seek to block every move we make '.o write an honorable and lasting [jeace." Carney, speaking at ceremonies ai th c Arlington .Memorial Bridge, was not optimistic about Ihc prospect of averting a future war. Assailing this country's "hasty and selfish" demobilization, he said: 'Our efforts to put the seal of peace on the end of hostilities arc limning into difficulties—In places they are being obstructed by a great nation that has emerged from by the fire,- which broke out at 7 o'clcick. , The residence is owned bv Ike Miller. Assistant Fire chief Horace Wai- pole served as chief making (he inn for Roy Head who has been on vacation. r, [I r TIIM II I I \-lrlulllulll. M^l (kill LIIC E >1 L UI 11TI . Wt*K~ Commission In Little Rock. I The bnrty was brought from Wnsrr goner, and Carlisle, who made thr?c ci vice The airline proposes to begin Ington this morning in a funeral , lilts out of four limes at bat operations June 15, nnd Ihc tlucc train accompanied by Mrs. Glass. | ' conditions they must meet, lo win personal friends and n delegation stale sanction lor their operations of congressional leaders, include: | First, thc SCAT must prove that ' ~ it has both public liability Insnr- i- r—/~\rmP>r mice and property damage Insun ' wl ' ' lcl mice. Second, It has lo file n rale schedule. Third. Ihe firm must make certification In Ihc r;ffcrl that it lias adequate airport facilities available. Bonnie Jean Leaves Hospital; Walks With Aid of Crutches Komiie Jciin Hnn-y, licfrmiidcd recently hy ni;iny !?ly- l.liRvillc people hct'ore sin; rc-enloreil a l.itilu Itot'k hospital in hopes of walking ;iK«'i», is home. Her condition improved, the almost. IG-year-old tfirl now is walking with tin: aid of crulclic.s and jihlu to care for herself in numerous ways, after haviti entirely fa a wheel cbair for a lonjf time. But whether she will bo able lo 4 • — discard her crutches is uncertain been confined Ibis war powerful and determined —a nation whose concept of government is written by a political party which works for the achievements of its purposes through thc medium ot fomenting disorder and disunity... . "A great and determined and driving force, opposed to virtually every belief and ideal that we hold dear, is aware of Its own power and opposing our weakness at, every turn." bodies of water to rise allhough Bonnie Jean is confident she will continue improvement ;':irl sonic day will te like oilier ''.MI age girls. Her determination lo improv:. so lhal she can return to school, is so emarkable she has won the n^arls }f those with whom she has cjrne in contact. She is at the home of her gr.i'id- niother. Mrs. Myrtle .Knight, v,ho lives on the Gosnell road. Special attention w r as.given I'rin- nic Jean at the hospital wlu-n 1 n patient through thc welfare program. She enjoyed thc stay there •nvl brought home glowing account of thc otcc manner in which shr> was treated by physicians and IUIIM'S. Appreciates .Many Friends In a letter written to Mrs. I!nv Walton, teacher of a Sundav School ter Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy today, tonight and Friday. Scattered i :illvr iiuon thunder showers. bunt. I had n very nice limn looking al lhe crowds There arc a inl of nice girls in my room and they arc sweet to me. . . The doctor said I was Improving verv fast." Stricken r-m-ral years ago wilh arthritis which gradually made her lame. Bonnie .lean has spent Ihe past several years In n wheel clinlr while relatives did all they could to improve her condition, Showcrcil \Viin (iifts When Bonnie Jean entered lhe hospital this time, she took with her many gifts of practical articles as well as a number of other lovely things clear to (he hnart of a young girl, thc Ijcsl. wishes of many people who had first learned of hoi trouble, and a neat sum of money was deposited in Ihc bank here. This will be used »s needed to provide for her with thc hope that Manager Joins Insurance Firm Individual Rights Given New Emphasis J. L. Thompson Jr.. .connected with American United L-lfc Insur- ince Company. Is now located here n the Gleticnc Hotel Building, 113 Eoiith second. Ueforc resigning rcccnlly to dc>'ole his full time (o the writing of Insurance, he was employed «l Wcls Iiulane Gas Crnnpany, having held the position of malinger there for the pnst llircc and, a half years. Kiwanis Club Inducts Four New Members Four new members were Inducted inlo the Kiwanls Club yesterday at (he luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble. Tlic.sc new members are Robert Logan, John 'Osbnrne, William H. Hulson and Jack Powell. Kiwanlan.s were led in discussions of club activities by President Freeman Robinson and ssc- rctnry Kobe r I A. Downs. WASHINGTON, May 30. (UP) — President Truman promised last nlitlit that the United States will continue to tight for thc "right of the Individual" despite any dlfll- cnlllcs or emergencies It may encounter, i* ~~ The rrcsidcnl, sjicaklng nt the Oeorge Washington . University graduation exercises at Constitution Hall, noted (hat this country has Just t>ccn through thc greatest struggle in the history of thc world —"a struggle (or Individual liberty." "We arc sllll fighting for the right tract, as he did after making •similar agreement In 1943. Th UMW, however, made no Immcdlat bid to the Industry. Inasmuch as the miners w!ll rib work without a contract, strike would result again if the govern monl released th« mines befor contracts had been signed with th owners. So long as there is threat of such strikes, thc govern merit presumably will retain contro Thc operators gave no indlc'atlo what move they would make. J was Indicated that they wante Fome questions answered befor they gave serious attention to ac ccptancc of the contract. Leachville Gets Highest Public School Rating Rating of the school at Lsach vil!c, for the 1945-46 lerm, has beei raised lo that of class A, thc high of the Individual, and we are (Wing cst rating given by the State De to continue that Tight," he declared pnrtmcnt of Education. During the exercises, Ihc Pit-si-1 Loyal V. Norman, supcrintcndcn dent was presented an honorary of thc Lcachvlll c school, was not! )oclor ol I,nws degree by the uni " vcrslty. Ills daughter, Margarc", a member of Ihc graduating class, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. class of First Presbyterian Church, | something even more substaml.il she thanked tho group for cards; can be done in her future life. Two made by the class members for her • women ave serving as trustee:; of and told them of her "nice Risk-r." , this fund. She received gifts of two baskets! A story publisiiMi April 3 in Ihe will, "lots nf candy in them 1 In commenting upon thai i>< slit '.vrolc in i-iiil: ' \Vi. h: ''. '" and Courier News, of ilie hardships an',' durcd by (be girl, led I" >*-,away" l>arty and thv b-' : Nashville Police Seek Firebug After Finding. Six Fires in Big Hotel NASHVILLE. Tcnn., May 30. (UP) —Police arc searching today for a "fircbng" who Is believed to have set six files In the Hermitage Hotel last night. • All of the fires were discovered before they could spread. One fire was found in a pile of rubbish on the 10th floor of the hole I and five were located tn closets on the third, fourth and sixth floors. Firemen sold Burning Wreckage Of Train Endangers City in Mississippi LAUREL. Miss.. May 30. (UP) — A roaring gasoline fire raged in the wreckage of a 20-car freight train Inside thc city limits of nearby Ellisville today. Thc wreck occurred early today when n northbound Southern freighter was reporlcd to have "piled up In Ihc middle." Reports said no one was injured. The oil cars burst Into flames .upon the impact of the pile-up, reports said, Ijut both thc engine and caboose remained upright on the tracks. Firefighters from Laurel, Hftttic*- burg and thc Laurel Army Air Base struggled to extinguish thc inferno. Flrcchlef Lynn Keys, however, said the fire was «o Intense little effort the number of almost simultaneous could IK made to put It out. He blazes was proof that they were thc csltmnled about 100 yards of track work of nt leasl one arsonist. was torn up. fieri of the rise In rating. The State Department wrote Mi Norman: "In view of thc specif co-operative program, you, yo faculty and student body, aloii with thc community, have initiate nt Lenchvllle; the evidence of goo instruction*! work throughout tr. rchoo], and the physical improve mcnts made for the good nnd h creasing school facilities and sen Ice, and the effort of teachers I increase their training and gro profcssIonKlly, the committee fc that the Leachville school shoul receive an "A" rating for the 1M; 46. term." Engineers and Trainmen, Sf op One Road's Trains NEW YORK, M»y 30. (U.P.), All service on the Hudson & Mar hattan Railroad was suspended -> 5 a. m. (EDT) today when 7! members of the broUwrhoods < locomotive engineers and rullroa trcinmen enaln «nrc out on strike. The walkout wM called an executive order despil ye*t«i day by President TraMA wttta up an executive be«nt gate the dispute *D4 delay the strike for « d»ys.

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