The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THC DOMINANT NEWflPAPvri nm usiu r ruvAUT *Y»s*ua.« «» T i» .»...« VOL. XLI1I—NO. 05 Busline Network Proposed for Most of County J. C. Frazier Seeks Permit to Expand Blytheville Operations Most of Mississippi County will have regular public transportation wilhln (wo weeks if the Public Service Commission granls a permit .sought yesterday in Little Rock by J. c. Fraixer. of Conway, who in December .starled n bus line from lllytheville to Armorel, Huffman, Number Nine and Yarbro. To provide regular transportation, thc new bus service also will provide Iransporlalion for high school students wishing to attend school outside their district, it has been pointed out. The schedule is lo be .so designed lhat students wishing to attend high school at Ulyiheville. Osceola or Lepanto can use this system Of transportation with a special fare proposed for sludenls. Blytheville will be headquarters (or the system which will have from 10 to 13 buses operating daily, with twice dally service on Saturday. ItoiUes Designated Ten buses will b c operated out of Blytheville with others to be sent from Lepanto, Caraway and perhaps, Osceola. Rates will be approved by thc State Commission with these not yet set, pending action on the application. It was said rales would be about the snme as for other lines operating in this section. The route, beginning at Blytheville, goes southeast through Clear Lake, on to Promised Land and back inlo Blytheville and then on through to Flat Lake. Number Nine and down Highway 01 by Yarbro. Another route goes from Dlythe- ville southwest to Half Moon, Dell, Rosclaiul, \Vhisllcvillc and back through Victoria, Luxora connecting at Floodway with a route running south from Manila to Milligan Ridge and Caraway. A route serving another section will run south from Dell through Victoria, Kelser, Mario, to Wilson and west from Marie, by way of Dyess, to Lepanto, and running eastward to Osceola and Luxora. Schedule of the service has not been ' 'tlSterhnilcri but the daily route, will bc augmented by a twice- daily route on Saturday and more frequent service will be maintained if the traffic warrants such, Mr. Frazicr said. One Profitable The present route, started almost at thc end of the so-called harvest season, has been operating daily except Sunday, with several trips on Saturday, he said. Most of these points to have the proposed .service do not, now have public transportation and the buses would op:/ ate • with.- closed doors over routes, s'ervcd^by'Olher lines. The Fraxjer, ,Bus -Line,'will l« under direct supervision of Mr. Frazier who is_moviug to Blytheviile. "His family will remain in Conway for the present, due to housing conditions, he said. Ready to begin operation within a few days after securing the permit, it is expected thc commission will render a decision within a week, it was said". Mr. Frailer already has secured his buses and is seeking a location to be used as a headquarters for . the equipment and office. Thc line will be operalcd similarly lo the rural system operated at Conway by Mr. Frazier, who has ha ( | this system a number of years. Firemen Use New Station On West Main A fire alarm was answered early today by a truck stationed at ihe new West End Fire Station, alter having been moved there yesterday. The fire at 2005 West Cherry, in the home of L. A. Crews, caused by a kerosene cooking slovc, (lid slight damage to thc kitchen. The alarm was given about 5 o'clock. With the new sub-station vir tually completed, after months of construction, thc second [ire truck was moved from the main slMion in the City Hall and with it went Charles Short, who is to serve as driver and is assistant fire chief. Already using thc building, "u catcd at 1900 West Main, is t'.ic city engineering department, whici moved from its former location or Franklin between Main and Wai nut Anolher fire alarm since yesterday occurred at 10 o'clock this morning when a truck engine became ignited at 126 East Vine. The Humes had been extinguished when firemen arrived. Use ot thc second fire c'.nliOK is expected to bc advantageous as buildings west of thc Frisco railroad could not bc reached immediately, in case of fire, if a train was on the tracks at thc four downtown crossings. Thc city long has had tw) trucks, both of which will be used at the same time when necessary, it was pointed out by Fire Chief Roy Head. Chicago Wheat July . 198',-i 108'i 198'i 108'i Eepl . 198'i 106!-. 1DC!C lOS'j Blythevllle Dull* Ntmt Blythevllte Courier Blytlu'vlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader DOMINANT NEW8PAPKB OP NOKTHEABT ARKANBAB AND SOUTHKABT M18HOUKI Housewives Hi-jacking Bakery Truck Drivers To Seize "Staff of Life" Hy United Press Housewives "hi-Jucked" truck drivers dellverinj. bread to Denver grocery stores today as bread and meat grew more scarce across (he nation. One Denver bakery announced lhat it was putting two men on each delivery truck because housewives hart mobbed drivers as they hauled bread into tht> stores. The second man will act as bodyguard, the company said. One driver complained that hou.-.c- wive.s were wailing for him as he climbed from the truck in trout of •i grocery. HO said he lost his breadbasket and his cap when "overpowered by women." Elsewhere breadlines lengthened as supplies grew shorter, and the meat shortage continued with no iign of relief. At GalesbuifT, i]].. n woman asked Mayor Ralph Johnson lo reserve tenches in the public square lor csidcnls who have lo .stand in meal, and bread lines. The benches were occupied by "bums and loafers," she said. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUN'K 7, l!)lli Chicago Fire Victims Identified Consumers Face $2 Billion Burden Price Control Officials See Danger Unless OPA Law is Extended WASHINGTON. June 7. (UP) Price officials today protested that consumers will pay at least $3,000 - COO.OOO more for food, clothing, rent and durable goods in the next six to nine months if Congress approves Ihe new price act now before the senate. Their cslimale would mean that during the period cv-x man, woman and. child would have lo pay about $15 more than they would if OPA were allowed to continue present price controls. Testifying before th c Senate Small Business Committee. Economic Stabilizer Chester Bowles expressed strong opposition to thc highly amended OPA extension bill approved yesterday by the Senate Banking "committee. He urged a flat approval or rejection of price control as is. "I wish you would vote it llp or down," h e said. "Just .because'you want, to get rid of a headache, I say don't let's take on cancer." Bowles predicted that removal of price control from meat, poultry and dairy products, as proposed the is 11 « . , 7 lUut > nsl (vllt "' t " <" "'" <-<>"»>" Al Broillc examine bodies of the vlcllms from eL.,S,lle Hotel fire in „„ emergency mo, 1; ue cMablishcd in nearby Chicago Clfv Hull. At least a!0 wcrr injmed and at last count SB were dead in th, worst hotel fire in Chicago's history. NKA Telepho.o . 8INGLE COPIES FIVK CENTS by the banking committee, would result in a new wave of strikes ami "second round" or demands for higher wages. By June 30, 1347, but not before, he said, price controls probably could be removed with "comparative safety." Lawless Bands Rule in Burma British Commons Get Information on "Reign of Terror" By ICOKKKT I-.MIS Ijmtcil Press staff Correspondent LONDON, jun 7. (UP)-A shocked House of Commons heard reports today that Burma | s in the grip of a "reign of terror," with lawlessness rampant and large parts of the country entirely out of control of the government. Speakers in Commons described Burma ;.s in a virtual stale ol war, with British and government, forces engaged in commando-like operations against big bands ol guerrillas armed with mortars and antom.-.lic rifles. The political situation in Burma was said lo be "drastic." A member of parliament who was in Han- goon last week ciiargcd- that Britain "made unfortunate agreements with leaders in Burma who supported the Japanese, and it seemed that treason had paid very high dividends in Burma in the past year." Caul. Leonard Davis Gamimns. Conservative, who just returned from Rangoon, said thc situation was "far worse" than anything he had gathered from what he" hacl read, adding: Treasury Head Gets Court Post Arkonsan Named To Cabinet to Succeed Vinson By Jilhn I,. HtM| c United r rc ss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 7. (U.P.) —Fred M. Vinson, who rose from the obscurity of a small town Kentucky lawyer to win nomination as U. S. Chief Justice, today appeared assured of quick. Senate confirmation despite some Republican grumblings that their party virtually has l>een ousted from the Supreme Court. Democratic mid Republican members generally hailed the appointment of the genial. 68-year ol* Treasury secretary. But some OOP senators complained that President Truman's failure to name a Republican to the high court established tile most politically lop-sided tribunal since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Vinson, who succeeds (he late Harlan Fiske Stone, has spent 2(i- ye.irs in ftdcrul legislative, executive and judicial posls. Arkansan Frninnteil Mr. Truman nomlimlcd Uccon- 'Crsion Director John W. Snydcr from Arkansas, to succeed Vinson as Secretary of (lie Treasury. .'Ihe. President also -nominated John L.::SUjlivnn,> A"ss!stapl secretary -on'-tho 'Navy for 'Air, to he Undersecretary of the Navy. This was the job to which Mr. Truman ricd unsuccessfully t 0 appoint Edwin W. Paulcy. All three of the new nominations, announced at a White House press conference, arc subject UP Senate confirmation. Some senators — including a handful of New Deal Democrats —were not enthusiastic about Mr. Truman's selection of snyder for the Treasury past. No formal campaign ng::inst Snyder's nomination was expected from Democratic members, but it was considered likely that sonic Republicans wmiltt challenge Snydcr when he conies xip for confirmation. Sullivan was not expected to encounter difficulty in winning Senate approval. He. earlier had been confirmed as Assistant Navy Scc- rciary and Assistant Treasury Secretary. Criticism of Vinson's nomination "In large parts the government i at nil." Arthur Henderson, of the country not in con'rol Underscore.- said the situation in so serious that virtual tary of State for Burma and India Burma was - war against brigands had been undertaken with some success. He said thc view of thc government was that elections should be held at the eorliest and "Burma shouiri with a democratically islalure from which posibl tlal be provided elected ministry with a democratic basis could n drawn." He said it might bc pos siblc lo hold etctions by next April. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. June 7. (UPl Cotton closed firm. Former Blytheville Man Picked By President for Cabinet Post If John W. Hn.vder's nonilnnllnn» by Pre.'iidcnt Harry S. Truman fur Hccrelary of Treasury is affirmed, it will be (he first time an Arkansan has served in the Cabinet anil this Arkansan is a former Blytheville resident. Mr. Snydcr made his liome In Hlythcville when employed at. First National Bank and Mrs. Snvder has .several relatives living here, where both visit. He also made his home atSteclc. Mo., from where he came to Blv- thcville, prior to going to St. Ixmls and eventually to thc important Washington iwsl of Office of Mobilization and Reconversion. Mrs. Snyder's mother is Mrs. R. F. Cook an(3 her sister is Mrs. B. S. Simmons, with whom she makes her home, near Dell. She will arrive late next week trom Washington to visit 'her mother, Invalided because of a hip fracture a year ago. and Mrs. Simmons, who also Is ill. was not centered on Vinsnn sonally, but on the fact lhat Harold Burton, former Republican Senator from Ohio, remained the OOP'S lone court representative. Vinson's confirmation will mark thc first time since the Lincoln administration that cither major political party has had fewer than two members on thc Supreme Court. Army Officers Confess Theft Of Nazi Jewels WASHINGTON, June 7. (UP) — The War Department revealed I v- day that an Army Colonel and his WAC captain wife have confessed the theft of German crown jewels valued at more than $1,500,- UO!). Thc colonel and his wife were arrested in the La Salic Hotel in Chicago at :>. a.m. Monday. They are in custody, and half of thc loot ha.s been recovered. An Army major still on active duty, and a technical conioral also are implicated in the cns.c Col. A. C. Miller, director ol thc criminal Investigation branch or (he provost marshal's olfice, sliid these two .suspects should be In custody "about, the lime this story is published." Thc jewels diamonds amcLhysls and pearl:—belonged to the former ruling family of the House of Hesse. They were stolen from a tunnel In thc family's former castle at Kronbcrg, Germany last year. • Miller .said the War Department centered its innnlninl in the stolen jewelry case on the Colonel and WAC Captain when they were married atlcr their disehaige !rom service. They were followed to a small Wisconsin town, thc Army said, where they gave military police. Unemployment Claims Soar in Arkansas I.TTTLE ROCK. Jnnc 7. (U.P.) —More than 33,000 veterans were paid unemployment compensation claims totaling 52,593,087 in April, according to a report released here by tlie Str.te Employment Security Division. The figures were contrasted to some 238 men who were paid $23,201 in April of 1945. The report indicated that payment In April of 1045 was also made to 18,051 non-veterans. They received S322.100. as compared to $9.155 distributed among 197 non- veterans the same month in 1945. The Division estimated that its paid-out unemployment claim-, since V-J Day lotalcrt S22,cnO,COa. sli.u." The police picked up the Irail again, foltnwcd t'j-m lo Chicago and made thc arrrst. Thc WAC Captain was in command or an Army rest center at thp luxurious Kronbcrg castle near Frankfurt -when Ihe corporal discovered the jewels hidden under a basement floor of the castle. The corporal turned over the to the WAC officer, them in a safe at Violence Flares I It I 1 /*•!' In Italian Cities Police Open Fire on Royalists Staging Demonstrations RO^IB, June 7. (UP) Police opened ,flrc late today on Royalist demonstrators at Napier;, where llirc c .persons were killed In the most violent of a scries of demonstrations against the ballot bus abolition or the monarchy In Italy. nemonslrations protesting the CK- labllslunent of a Republic and oiis;- 'ng or King Humbert n occurred u Rome, Pisa and Naples. liombs were thrown at both Naples und Pisa, und In Rome a crowd of 400 Monarchists was broken up by police as they cheered Humbert before the Quirinal palace. . Late word from Naples this evening said the manifestations Dy Monarchists and a threat by peasants in thc neighboring countryside to inarch on Naples had stepped up tension to a slate of near panic. All shops and .stores were closed In Naples soon after noon, despite reassuring statements from the Interior ministry that order would be maintained. Scores W'umlrit Tlie death trill of Dim- in Din vloU'nc c at Naples Included a i:t- yrar-old boy killed by a ha-;d grenade thrown by Hie demonstrators and a soldier wiio was shot wlilti! imlicc were trying to quell Dm demonstration. Police also wounded a scoi'r- or persons in the free weillng of riflir bulls as they songlit to break, nn thc crowds gathering hi the Napl;:; streets. One band stormed n radio sin- lion. An Italian soldier wa.s killed in the resulting clash with pnlice. Authorities said the crowd trird to sei/n the radio slatlon lo broadcast pro]i;ignn<ln. Police .squadrons Including tanks formed a double cordon around Ilir: slatlon. When th c crowd rushed Ihe lines, thc police opened fire with Dlcir rules. Tw'o pensoiis were wounded and the .soldier was klll';rl. Stale authorities and heavily armed troops v/ere guarding all approaches to Naples after rumors spread that peasants Inlcnd/^i to march on Hie city and aid their "pro-MonarchIM brother.';." The dcnionslrators carried placards / with .such legends n.s "We Wnnl Humbert" and "We Want A Separate Kinkclom in South Italy." Many women were among the marchers. Nuns and priests found outdoors wore jeered and called traitors responsible for thc defeat of Ihe Monarchy. Big Airline Seeks Authority to Make Stops Here Chicago and Southern Asks CAA for Permit To Land in Blythcvillo Ulyiheville will have regular airline seivli-e for points between aii'l In New Oilcans and Chicago If an appllcallnii, now pending before the Civil Aeronautics Authority. Is ('.raided. Tn make lllytheville a regular slop for planes operating between these Iwo nuijov cllles Is a plan of (he Chicago and Soul hern Airlmc.i. It was announced here .vcslerdav mum al the notary Club 'lunc:inm IlK'ClIni!. W. I). Pinker of Memphis, an cxccullvr of Ihe Chicago and Snulh- ern Airlines, (old of his eninpnnv having an application priidlnu when here as i;uesl speaker al the Hol.iry Hireling In Motel Noble, Oilier (owns Included In I his ap- phcullon are Cape (ilrardeiiu, Mo., I Cairo, III., wllli slops now being made al Jackson and Circt-iivllle. Miss.. Memphis, si. Louis ami 1'e- iria, 111. Would lie on Main timid' This service would not b:' of UIL ihiilllc type but would make rilyll .'Hie a regular stopping place on a major airline route, It was pointed out. Mr. Parker iitso laid of the new DC-'t planes, n four-motor plane carrying from •!() to r>() passengers, ii'hli'h will enter net-vice triimimiw mi rcguliir runs from New Orleans Eleanor Vetoes Idea Of Using Republican In FDR Role in Film HOLLYWOOD, June 1. <U1>>- Lliinel Harryinoie, u staunch u c - publlcun, was out of Mclro-Gold- Kyn-Mayer's iilomlc bomb picture l"duy because the lloosovelt family dlil not, want him lo piny th c purl of Ihe Inte President, No replacement had lieon chosen. After hearing the oltjc'etion.s bused on his strong political opposl- llon (o Dour-icvcll, llarrymore wrote Mrs. Kousevell but fulled lo chnuuo ci' mind. Tlie picture la "Tlic Or The Knd." In (he neur future, Ihe company will start mnhis fniin New Orlnni's lo Cuba, 1'iierlo Ulco, Ihilll uiul some Cenluil Amerlcun pnlnl.H with these luUer Illnhls already approved by tin: Civil Aeronautics lloanl ho said. Olhcr yuesls at the Hireling 'vere C. 11. Wollord of Holla. Mo.; Nlt.v- man .Jones of DyernburK. Tenn.; o. K. Knudseii. nninauer of Meail Clothing .Store, aiid .1. I". Clarrott. the new executive secretary ot ihe YMCA. . Strikers Again Menace Nation Ship Tie-ups Soon To Leave Impact on Railroad Operations. Hy United 1'rrss Congress prepared today lo Investigate- tlie Maritime Labor crl- til.i iiii<| a Midden new .strike lilt a will Ion of HID automobile Industry. Labor Sccrciary Lewis Scluvellen- bach predicted thai a nationwide maritime strike set for June 15 could be averted with continuance nl I heir present rale of wage and hour .negotiations between mannnc- menl and CIO or Independent merchant mnrlners, At Detroit, Chrysler Corporation innoiincecl that -1,400 workers would bu sent home at midday because HO employes struck In Ui P Kerchc- val I'lnnl body finishing department. The (10 walked out, tlic corn- puny said, to prolcfi. a one-day dis- nn cmployo for loaf- Pacific Coast Shipping Hit As Seamen Quit SAN FRANCISCO. June 7. (UP' —A coii.slwldc r.lrike was underway to all Inlcnl.s and purpose's liKlay as r>,0()l> seamen Indicated Ihey would leave their shifts Irile [or (he second consecutive day lo attend stop woik meetings at 11 west const ports. The firsl or what threatened lo be a coiillnunus series of work stoppages was called on Ihe Paul- He Coast yesterday by Harry Lund- elieri;. president o f the AFL Seafarers Inleniiilioniil Union. In protest ngalnsi delays In conlrnut nn- golialion.';. The nclion resulted In idling about. 1115 ship:; In san Francisco liny, liO at tins Angeles and -10 vessels at Seattle. Indicating the slop work meetings would be continued Indefinitely, Limdeberg declared there would be no new crews signed on sh!'*; "mill] Ihlfj beer Ir; .scltlcd." HUniillaneonsIy with ycslcrdnv's work stoppage. Ihe Sun Francis'co commillec for maritime unity--riip- rcsenllng the seven CIO and independent, unions who have .scheduled a nationwide strike June 15—Invll. I'll Ihe AFL sailors to Join in thrj walkout one week from tomorrow. jewels >laced Mar. May July Oct. Dee. 2872 2870 2fi30 284 H 23H4 2900 2004 2873 288<i 2901 2(i87 2867 2824 2843 2857 2!10!) 2D07 281;j 2001 51. Spots closed nominal at 2935 up Milk Price Increased WASHINGTON, June 7 (UP)-The CPA today increased the retail price of standard milk one cent a quart In most sections of th c country. Weather ARKANSAS-Pnrlly clonrtv nnd .slightly warmer today, tonight and in iouth p.rtion.- daiuirt.iy. She thc Fingerprint System Stands Test Which Had The Experts Concerned MINNEAPOLIS, June 7. (U.P.) —The FBI can rest easy afjaln. Thc smudges from the inkv fingers of identical twin si.slers proved to be different toi;ay, anri i n? long-rccogniced fingerprint trtrntl- ricatlon system remained unshaken. The twins who bclievrd Ihcy were identical to thtr fingertip." were Johanna Mary and .lullansia Marry Lcglonskl, 25, veterans of overseas service with the Army Nurse Corps. A inlxup in their Army status led them lo believe they were even more alike than two peas in a pod. President's Position On Labor Legislation Brings 35,827 Telegrams WASHINGTON. June 7 (UP) — "I lie' While House said today that Prfsidcnt. Truman has received all iinprrcrdenlcd total of :tn,B27 Iclc- gramn In Ihe p;i,sl two weeks dealing wilh Ihe labor situation. I're.'-s Secretary Charles G. Ross said he wnnld not attempt ',o analyze- (he Iclccnim.s as lo the porporlions favoring and opposing President Tnmian's emergency legislation or the Case anll-strihc bill. Ing. Canada, loo. was having her shipping I roubles, caniidlun steamship companies whos c vessels ply the Great Lakes said they would hire. tiCO non-union crewmen to move vessels tied up by the strike at Cornwall, Out., and Canadian seamen's union members Indicated they would fight the move. Hoth Al'L and CIO unions were Involved In the United .Stales' m:uHim,, crisis. lliB 1'orts Tied Up An Invesllgallon was ordered by Congress yesterday nfter a demonstration .strike of 62,000 AFL seamen tied up America's blHgeSt port.1. tied up hundreds of ships and gave Iho nation a bitter foretnslo of! major walkmit threatened by 200.0(10 CIO and Independent lercluinl milliners. The ATI, Maritime workers loll (heir Jobs lo altcnd 'demonstration ^lings and threatened lo call full-fledged strike of their own If Ihe government and the ship owners contlnui; to give priority to the wane-hours demands of the six CIO unions and one Independent which plans to strike In only nine days. The A PL action llircatcncd IICRO- tliitlrins In Washington where the. seven unions reaffirmed their strike threat. They handed a lake-it-or- Icnve-ll pro|K>snl lo the ship owners, reportedly containing a compromise offer lo settle for n 44-hour work week instead of tlirj 50-hour week now in force. The maritime dispute drew llic support or several rithcr unions. A. !•'. Whllnny, president of tlie IJro- (herhoott of Utdlu'ay Trainmen, which lost Its recent nationwide mil .siril:r> .sent a (rlcgram lo CIO maritime slrlke leaders 1 lurry Brid- ies rind Joseph Curran wishing .hrm success in llicir demands. The National Federation of Telephone WiiikciK, In convention at Oalvcston. Tex., sent telegrams 'o Presidrnt Truman and Schwcllcn- bnch declaring Us "full sympathy" with the: maritime demands. Council is Asked For Franchise to Distribute Gas Company Proposes To Spend $300,000 On Blytheville Lines. Application lor a franchise to supply natural Ras in Blylhevillo has been made by the Blytheville Natural Oas Company with the City Council of Blythcvllle, the Courl.'-i- News today learned. Tlic BIytlicvllle Natural Oas Company Includes the T, L. James Interests of Ruslon, La., which was pointed out Is un established business which Installs lines, drills wells and operales gas distribution r./<j. Icms. These interest, 1 ) have" cxlcnslvn holdings In North l/julslana and u subsidiary corporallon in Arkansas Tlie. appllcallon sots forth that tlic proposed franchise rates would be almost Identical with rates charged In Joncsboro, the nearest city of comparable «lzo and no>m- lallon. ' ' A decision of thc City Council In awaited by the Blytheville Natural Oas Company which, If [jnuit- ed thc franchise, plans to tmine- dlutcly make surveys and orde,' the necessary pipe for Installing the mains and distribution lines to furnish natural gas to customers In Hlythcvllle. a spokesman said. In the proposed franchise, the. niythcvllle Natural Oas Company ofTer.'i to, deposit with the City cf niytlicvllle a surely or cash bond guaranlcelng performance of thu contract, It was learned To Spmd JllOO.OOfl in Oily ' Representatives of the Bl.vlhc-. vlllc Nalural Oas Company slated that approximately $300,000 would bo spent In Blytheville ulone for Installation of the system; thtyy cs- llmnted lhat approximately 200 people would bo employed more than a year In Installing the system; lhat, thereafter, approximately 15 people would bc employed; that the annual payroll, nftcr installation would Iw J50.000. It also WHS pointed out that present users of artificial gas might nvidl themselves of natural tra.i without changing appliances, nines r Installation. Tlic name, company is seeking a ,H\i)chl«e In Parajould with Uio proposed o'rtrrilMiceliavlrig'bMrt introduced, It has be«n announced. Efforts to secure natural RUS in niythcvlllo have beon underway for somo time with postponement of notion on R proposed propane SUM franchise by thc City Council SCVT cral months ago when It deveio|»d was a possibility natural gas might bo secured. In discussing the proposed application today, a sppkcsman for thc natural gas company said that thc increasing cost and scarcity of coal would make use of natural gas even more desirable. Livestock 80 Striking Workmen Put 4,400 Out of Jobs DETHOIT, June 7. (UP)—Chrysler Corporation announced that •MOO workers had been sent home today because of a strike of 30 : employes in the Kerchcval Plant's body finishing depnrtmcnt. I A company statement said the 60 members of Ihc CIO United Atilo Workers walked out lo protest a "one-day discipline" Riven one em- ploye for loafing. It said Hint, as a result of the strike 2,500 first shift workers would liav'c to be. sent home at the Kcr- cheval body plant and another 1.800 on thc (inn! pas-scnscr car assembly line ot ttie Jefferson plant. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. June 7. <UP( — (USDAI — Livc.sloek: Ildi;.sr 4.200: salable 2,000; only Djo head in early. Considerable shave of receipts .selling lo feeder nnd breeder interests; HO to 130- Ib. feeders S15.25-15.75; breeder pills and some weights up to 3ftQ Ibs.. S15.00: few light Rills S15.75: slaughter cla.sse.s unchanged at SU.BO for ni>r- rows and Rills and $1-1.05 for most sows and stags. Gallic: 2.300; salable 300: calves: 400. alt salable: receipts largely cows, not enough steers to mention: vcaler.s 05 cents lower; other cias>- e.s abrml slcady in clean np trado. One load medium to good and N. O. Cofton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 2B74 2872 2012 snot 2Sfi1 2884 2DC1 weight yearlings $14,00- lfi.00; few good cows 51S.00-in.75; common and medium beef cows S9.75-12.50; canners and $.25-9.50; good bfcf bulls 14.25; medium lo good bulls $11.75-13.00; choice vealers 2870 2012 $17.25; most medium lo good $12.502866 2901 16.CO; cull ond common $7.00-10.902819 2831 slaushler steers Sll.f.0-17,no; slaush- 2841 288-t ' lor heifers $10.15-17.50: stockei- ami 2859 2001 i feeder steers $10.50-10,50. Officers Without Clues In Case Involving Most Unusual Traffic Fatality Identity of Ihe Icrrorlxing motorist, whose actions led lo thc death of one Negro and injtivv of two others, loday had not been determined. It was announced by the shcritl's iricc that no clues had Ijccn Icai.'i- ed as In the man whose car Wednesday night careened back and Tarth across Highway Gl nnrlh in flic path of a truck load of Negro cotton choppers. Ilelleving that the •/ig-y.aggiiv; car would strike (heir vehicle, three negroes jumped from the moving machine. 13cllte Parr died, and O. C. Johu- c on and Beatrice Smith were injured when they Jumped. The 7ig-7.agging car. sped norlh- \iard. N. Y. Stocks 1DD 1-2 96 3-4 47 7-3 108 1-2 185 48 3-4 72 5-3 97 1-4 26 1-4 14 3.4 Steel 36 5-8 15 5-8 18 36 1-2 76 7-8 AT&T Amcr Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper . JJcth Steel Coca Cola Oen Electric . . fien Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central ... North Am Aviation Republic nadio OPA May Ration Bread to Stores Senate Committee Hears Report From Economic Stabilizer • WASHINGTON, June 7. (UP) — Economic Stabiliser Chester Bowles said today that rationing of bread govern- Socony vacuum Slndebalfcr Standard of N J - • -Texas Corp .'. 643-4 cutlers $13.75 sausage Packard U s Slccl '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'... 10 1-8 83 3-8 Chicago Rye July , 15814 I58',i 158'i 158Vj Sept > 158Vi 158"., 158!i 15814 lo rclail slorcs is under ment consideration. He said tlie government st'.ulv Involves thc rationing of wheat stocks to mlllors, of flour to bakeries and of bread to retail stores. Bowles told the Senate Sin?ll Business Committee that the OPA and the Agriculture Department are studying rationing o f bread, but said that any rationing of i oaves to consumers would be "most difficult. " If the bread shortage is prolonged "over another three or four weeks" Bowles Indicated that he believed serious consideration should be given to putting the controls Into cfTcct. Bowles agreed with Sen. Homer Capehcart, R., Ind., that thc |-,rob- 1cm facbig thc country was one of distribution in a day of adeciua'.e domestic wheat crops. Bowles said that some protection should be given small retail bread outlets. Otherwise, he said, larger outlets such as chain stores, would gain control of the greater portion of bread stocks. Likewise wheat and flour should be assured distribution on an "equitable basis," he said. Bowles testified after F. H. La- Guardia, director general of UNRRA, told the committee that the reported shortage of bread was "nothing to get het-up about." He maintained that "most of the noiso IS being made by millers and bakers," and asserted that tlour Is not as short as some reports have Indicated. He pulled from his brief case photographs taken in Washington bakeries yesterday, showing counters heavy with cakes »nd cookies. He said grain supplies should be channeled Into bread production, rather than into the fancier typos of bak9ry products. Utility Rotes ftMfwc*«f LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Juno 7. (U.P.)^-Rate /reductions by the Oklahoma Oas and Electric Company amounting to son* *M,SOO In Arkansas per year co Into effect July 1, thc ArkanM* PublK Service commLssiMi «nnmaxmt la Lit- tic

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