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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 52 BlythevUle D*ily Nc BlytheviUe Courier Blythevlll* Herald Ulululppl Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 23, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ihree East Main Business Firms Suffer Fire Loss Furniture Warehouse, Cafe and 'Swap Shop' In Path of Flames Fire of an undetermined origin gutted one of Blylheville's oldest business houses yesterday afternoon, causing damages estimated at more than $5.000. Tlie one-story building in the 400 block on East Main Street, was owned by Mrs. Hammond Alley and housed Elbert Huffman's Swap Shop, a warehouse of the Jiinmtc Edwards Furniture Store and the Farmers' Kitchen, a cafe operated by Buck Meharg. The Swap Shop and the furniture warehouse were the hardest hit by the blaze with the cafe suffering only minor flre damage. Fire Cliief Roy Head stated that iB.e fire broke out In the rear of the Swap Shop and is believed to have started in a trash pile in the rear of the building. The flames spread rapidly through the east section of the building; which houses the furniture warehouse and the Swap Shop and had made headway by the time firemen reached the scene. The building was one of Blytheville's landmarks. It has been standing for more than 35 years. Mr. Edwards said this morninR that between $4,600 and $4.800 worth of new and used furniture, none of - which was insured, was stored in his warehouse at the time of the fire and that most of it was damaged. He stated that until recently he had used the warehouse for storage space for used furniture only but that he had stored approximately $2,000 worth of new bedroom furniture in the building only last Friday. Mr. Huffman estimated dnimigc to his stock as total and "at least $1,500." Federal Judge Grants Sixth Postponement of Alger Hist' Perjury Trial NEW YORK, May 23 («•>— Federal Judge Samuel F. Kaufman today delayed the perjury trial of Alger Hiss until May 31. Counsel for the 44-year-old former State Department official asked a postponement until Wednesday. However, Judge Kaufman Ignored the suggested date and ordered both side.-; he ready to proceed May 31. Hiss was not in court. The trial, on an Indictment handed up by a spy-probing federal grand jury last Dec. 15 originally was scheduled U> begin Feb. 24. Today's delay was the sixth postponement. Students Representing Two Schools Start Educational Tours McMath's Road Bonds Get Okay Arkansas Tribunal Upholds Validity of Act No. 5 of 1949 By J. L. Thomauon LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May Foreign Ministers Of Big 4Open Talks On German Issues PARIS, May 23. (AP)—The Hig Four Council of Foreign iMini.stei'H met today to begin an attempt to settle the *])i'oblum of Germany. Tornado Death Toll Reaches 46 23— r».V«"«lk. iRec/s Stopped In First Try For Shanghai SHANGHAI, May 23—//Pj—Com- nunlst trobpr^iid all day to'cruel Shanghai's defenses. But at night fall they had not achieved a break I/P)— The Arkansas Supreme Court today approved Gov. Sid. McMath's $28,000.000 highway bond program. It affirmed a decree of the Pulaskl Chancery court In a test suit filed in the name of P. J. Pickens, Little Rock, against the governor and other state officials. McMnth formulated the bond program to obtain money to supplement rejrular revenue and federal funds to build $80,000,000 worth of roads in the state during the next four years. The suit was filed to test the validity of act No. 5 of 1949, which authorizes the state boarri of fiscal control to issue 57,000,000 of new state highway construction bonds innunlly for the next four years. The proposed bonds were approved nt a special election last Feb. 15. Today's decision clears the way for sale of the first Sl.OOO.OOO of (he new bonds, on which the fiscal control board Is scheduled to receive bids June 9. The principal question in the test Twenty-six juniors and seniors ini the Burdetlc High School nnd nine seniors froni Armore) this morning started separate educational tours to the south and to the east which will keep them on the load for nearly two weeks. The Burdette pupils were accompanied by the suiieriiitendent, I,. H. Autry. Mrs. Autry who is senior sponsor, and Miss Lois Field, a member of the faculty. They will go to Washington, D. C., and New York City. The Burdette pupils (above> arc: (left to right) 'Seated—Leo Tomlln, Lavon Easley, Annabel Lutes, Ma mie Lloyd, Mrs. Autry, Betty Wixson, Joyce Reid, and Mrs. Mnry Lou Warrington. Standing ileft to right): Mr. Autry, Laclede Davis, Sue Nash, Llla Fae Yancey, Oernl Muhnn, Molly Rose Autry, Betty Easley, Dan Johnson, Sam Young, B. L. Thornton, Harold Eubnnks. Burl Mahan, Clara Mae Windham, Leroy Quails, Billy Farley, Bonnie Koont/., and Ruby Tomlin. Standing in the doorway of the bus is Billie Jean Sawyer. The Armorel pupils shown with their superintendent. R. W. Nichols. through. Some progress was made in spots. In others they failed. The mid-day garrison communi- que described the Footling battle »s nearing a climnx. Prom the Associated Press office just off the Shanghai Bund, newsmen hud only lo .look out of the window to confirm, the communique. The center of the fighting was directly across the Whangpoo from the heart of Shanghai. Fighting raged less than two miles away. It started about 10 a.m. and was roaring on Into the night. Thousands watched the battle from high buildings and the streets. Shell bursts set no less than 40 fires during the day. Some burned for hours. Government P-51s and Mosquito bombers alternated in bombing and strafing. Sometimes the Reds answered with ground niEishtneguns. They were not effective. Artillery suit wa.- the effect that the new bonds would hav« on bonds issued under the highway bond refunding act of 1841. The supreme court said on that point that "the security offered to the bond holders when the (1941 I refunding) bonds were Issued- and sold has not been impaired or lessen- munist. troop.''Vfiid all day to brack f'"^ approvmg the Wit, the court also held that Initiated. Act No. 3 of 1848, which reorganizes the state and county election boards, "applies only to the election of public officers »rd to initiated and referred measures." The point has been raised that the election on the McMath bonds was not held in conformity with initiated Act No. 3 but the high court said the McMath bond election was not on «n Initiated measure and was not referred and the election did not apply to public officers. The court also defined the "fiscal" year set up in the McMath bond act as meaning the 12-month period beginning April 1 and ending the following March 31. No Dissenting Opinions The opinion was written by Justice Frank G. Smith, who also wrote the opinion In the so-called "Fulkerson case" in which the court upheld validity of the 1941 refunding bonds. There were no dissents, but Justice George Rise Smith did not participate In today's decision. The Fulkerson case was quoted in holding that the election on the bond issue was properly conducted and that the emergency clause of the McMath bond act is valid. •If the conditions of the roads are such as they were found and declared to be (in the emergency clause), their Immediate repair Is urgent," the opinion said. When advised of the supreme court's opinion. Governor McMath issued the following statement: 'I am very gratified at the supreme court opinion. It mer' J s we cnn initiate the highway program for the state that Is so vitally needed. The money will be spent discussing the Southern tour which will take them to Gnlfport, Miss, and New Orleans. The group left b> bus this morning. In this group arc Front row — Sue Cassidy, Doris Brown, Loretta Cassidy and Reta Newbern; Back row: Kenneth Merritt, Mr. Nichols, Virginia Moore Conch Pillow, Isadora Green, .Inez Leslie, and Troy Newberiv Mrs Nichols and. son, Steven, also were making the trip. —Courier News Pholos E RP Spending Ordered Cut Dy 75 Per Cent WASHINGTON. May 23 IIPl— The Cape Girardeau, Mo., Hardest Hit with 21 Dead, $3 Million Loss lly 'I'll* Associated PrfM A rapid succession of tormulocs irt oilier wealhcr fury killed -10 -rsons nnd caused millions of ilol- vs of propoity damage over tho echcnil In widely scallcred ureas. Tim .storms raked ulno states, in- irt'd Lit least 229 persons mid Hashed 000 houses. In Washington, iu.sll O'Connor, president of the American Heel Cross, said the or- unl/allon had fid aside 1500,000 or relief of the many hundreds left omi'lo.ss. Hardest hit were Missouri. Illl- lols nnd Indliina where a total of 4 persons were killed. Other dcivthn '«n! reported In Kentucky and 'ciini»ylvnnln while West Virginia, VXUH. Tcnnessi'e, Iowa nnd Mury- nnil reported heavy properly dam- and mortars rumbled of 10 to 20 minutes. «r at intervals Tribunal Upholds Occupation Tax On Radio Stations LITTLE ROOK, May 23. The city of Little Rock today was authorized by the Arkansas Supreme Court to collect an occupation tax from radio stations. A suit attacking a city ordinance which levies a tax ol $250 annually on radio stations and $50 for soliciting radio advertising was brought by stations KGHI and KARK. The Pulnski County Chancery Court held that the ordinance taxes interestate commerce and therefore Is unconstitutional, but today's Miprcmi court decision reversed that decree. The high court conceded that radio waves actually go beyond state boundaries and noted that KAHK has been heard in all states and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. However, the opinion also declared that about one-fourth of these stations' business comes from local advertisers. It added that If a candidate for mayor Broadcasts or a local bakery advertises, the program not only "originate in Little <H/>ck but both there Intended appeal nnd actual effect are wholly local." "They may \y heard beyond the slate." th< court said, "but "it Is Immaterial... that a handful of non-res! d en U may listen momentarily before turning to a program of greater Interest. "Such transient eavesdropping Is merely an adventitious consequence of the uncontrollable carrying power of radio waves." Nary Center Opened HELENA. Ark.. May 23—W)— Rear Admiral L. F. Reifsnlder, commandant of the Eighth Naval District, officially opened a naw million -dollar Naval Reserve training center here yesterday. wisely as possible to get the greatest value." 19-Months-Old Baby Fatally Injured by Car FORT SMITH, Ark.. May 23. </P> —A 19-months-old baby was fatally Injured near Ozark late Sunday afternoon when it was struck by an automobile. Karon Helen Hlnton. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hlnton of Ozark, died soon after she was struck by a car at 'he home of her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Adams, of near Ozark. Tlie baby apparently wis playing or sitting in front of the CM &s tt, left the Adams home. The driver of the car did not know she had struck the baby until told later. Allies Refuse Plea to Seize Berlin Railway BERLIN, May 23. r/Vj—The thre Western military commanders re jected today a petition from the West Berlin city government to seize strikebound elevated raihvf.y stations in the city. The strike again.it the Soviet-appointed management of the rails' ays, now m iUs [Ilird d ny, was marked by a weekend of bloody rioting in which Soviet-controlled police used guns against mobs of strikers and thc>r sympathizers. The decision of the military commanders of the United States. Britain and France in effect reaffirmed the property rights of the Russian- con trolled railway system. The rights were established in 1945 by four-power agreement. The ant i-Communist city government had asked Western authorities Tor the right to send their own police into railway installations and stations in the Western sectors, with the backing of American, British nnd French authorities. The -strikers—numbering about 12.COO— had been clamoring for Western intervention. BriT. Gen. Frank L. Hnwley of the United States called the command?, nts into session to discuss the city government's plea and other aspects of whnt he called an "intolerable .situation." Most trouble spots were inactive, at least for ihc time being. At least three trains managed to reach Berlin from the west, although the rail yards are largely unmanned. Marshall Plan spending for the year starting July 1. Overriding a subcommittee recommendation, the full committee voted 22 to 19 lo cut 5629,1:10,000 | from the $4.1B9.200.000 President Truman had a.skcd for the European Recovery Program's second year of operations. The subcommittee had rccommen- j dcd a cut of only $182.300,000, but Republicans claimed this wasn't L'ncugh. The full committee also voted to cut $150000,000 from the $1,000.000.000 President Trumnn sought for aovornmr'nt and relief in occupied nrerts. The subcommittee had chopped this Item only $50.400.000. The full S50.COO.OOO asked for aid . to Greece nnd Turkey was approved I by the committee, as wns a fund of' 51.074.000.000 sought for Marshall Plan operations for the April-June quarter of this year . The overnll amount recommended Tor all operations In the bill W.TS S5.542,470,<:oo. The President had nsked SC.322,200,000. Commencement Wee/c Activities Launched * J>- - 1 .'*J ,.*':. » • + ^K - --*.'• ' ' •" T**-. . Building his sermon around Ihe Uicmc of "Qrnduntlng to Omiter Responsibilities," the Rev. Lester D. Strnbhnr, pastor of the Flrr.l Christina Church, .last night told Iho 110 members of Lhc senior clnss of Iho Blj'thevllle High School of the need for chooulng w vocation In which God can he your partner. + He delivered the baccalaureate .sermon for the members of the of 1049 before a nearly filled Oii])o airnrdiMiu, In Soutlieiislcrn Missouri with '21 (lend iinil property Hu estimated ut between three ind four inllllun dollars, suffered :hu most. A survey ot tliiit linrd- Vilt dly sluiwcd Wi houses totnlly destroyed, 231 dnmniicd, 18 business building and n church de- Klroyed, nnd. la business bulkltugh uiul another church damaged In the city of M.OOfl population. More tha: 200 persona wero Injured and tiim dretls left homeless, Volunteer workers still searched the ruins, looking for other posslbl victims. MomilUN Taxed Three hospitals were taxed to Ink cure of 112 Injured. Scores of othc persons receiving less serious Injur les wero ti-ented by private phys cliins. ' " • Bccrctiiry of slate Dean Acheson of the United States, Foreign Sec- rclnry Ernest Bcvln of Britain, Foreign Minister Hobert Scluiman of Franco and Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vlshlnsky of Russia assembler! In the llnK-icstooned plnlc inarblu jinlace nt three minutes before 4 p.m. (8:57 n.m. CST). At nlmosl exactly thai same moment, tho new constitution for a West Clcrninn government —ns prc- cliilmecl In orfect as delcKntcs of the 11 states In the three zones put Ihelr signatures on It at Bonn. This new constitution, the un.slo law for 45,000.000 Gcimtins, la expected to tilreniitlicn the Imnd of the Western clelrRulcs here, since It envisions a new Kovernnicnt by Germans, for CK'rnmns, by mid-July. First Hlnre 1947 This was tho sixth meeting of Iho Council of Foreign Ministers since tho war »nd the fourth on tho German question. It was their first session since tho council was deadlocked In London tn Dcccm-. ber, H7&, on a German peace treaty. The three Western powers were xpcetcd to press Russia for 1m- uiitl urgent consideration f llerlln. The lifting of the Soviet lockiidc of Herlln and the allied ountcr-Mnckude of Soviet-occupied Custom Oermtmy opened the way or (hcso new talks. Germany nlonc was on the RECn- In, although there him been speculation the minister* might range nfornmlly over Ihe related prol>- cm or Austria and other questions farther afield. American nnd French conference sources forccn.it that the Western ministers would argue that continued division of Berlin Is R menace to *ny future settlement for Qer- mrmy as a whole. One source polnterl out that the problem of two currencies In the city—bnsls of a Berlin railway workers' strike that broke lnto L- rioting last night—also was directly related, to the blockade Itielf. Once there Is an "IVooclad" Soybeans (Prices F.O.Il. Chic.lKO) . Hifih Lo',v close July 2.'5'1 223'! 225-225'.; Nov 208'i 20T.4 208-Ti-li stadium at the high .school laimcli- ing the series or commencement week activities which will Jx> climaxed Fridny night when the Hev. Tiuil Galloway of LitUe Hock wlU deliver Mie commencement addrc.sfl. The Rev. Mr, Strubhar took his text from Eccle.slnstc.s. "Remember now thy Creator in the dny.i or thy youth, while the evil dnys come not, nor lhc years draw nJfih. when thou shalt say 'I have no pleasure in them.'" Kmiw-lt-Alls Not Nrrdrrt "Sometimes freshmen think they know everything, but you n.s seniors tonight possibly are aware of how little you really know." -In this atmosphere onn rnn he.sl- take the step from high school Into college for st i H more prepara Lion for 11 fe. he said. Not all of I how whn prrul- iiale I rom hinh school will be nble lo ob'nln further training nnd m step from hlph school into chosen fields of service where the competition may be keen, "Some of you will be gradunthi:! into the responsibility of homemaking, ft really Ls not so great ai achievement to cntch a hii.sbnnd or a wlff. I mean Just to pet married, and mniry any kind of a per- Suspended Patrolman Hired by Fort Smith FORT SMITH, Ark., May 23. W) —Clyde Qrtgsby, former sergeant of state police, was at work today as a motorcycle officer for the Fort Smith City police Department. Chief Pink Shaw said Grigsby was appointed as a temporary officer. The former state policeman was suspended during a recent Investigation by Oklehoma and Arkansas departments In which two other Arkansas troopers were suspended and u-o Oklahoma officers resigned at the deparlmenfi request, Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudine.ss this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday, with scattered thundershowers. Cooler In northwest portion Tuesday. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with few scattered showers or thunderstorms tonight, mostly In south portion and extreme south Tuesday forenoon. Cooler northwest and extreme north tonight; cooler Tuesday. Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—85. Minimum Sunday morning—66. Maximum Saturday—85. Sunset today—7:01. Sunrise tomorrow—4:52. Precipitation 48 hours from 7 a.m today—.18. Total since Jan. 1—2428. Mean temperature (midway be tween high and low)—71.5. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—57. Maximum yesterday—85. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dat —23.7J. Navy to Conduct Investigation Of forrestal's Suicide Plunge WASHINGTON, May 23. (>T/— James V. Forrestal will havr a final rrsliiijf place with the nation's war dead In Arlington National Cemetery. The National Military Establishment announced loilny that burial will be with full milllary honors, and that the funeral (cnla- fively has been set for 9 a.m. (CST) Wednesday. WASHINGTON, May 23. Wj—A* aval board of Inquiry was ordered oday to inquire into the suicide of fames Forreslal but his friends mion? the nation's great wrote heir own verdict: He died because IP worked so hard for his country. Forrcstal, 57-year-old cabinet ncmbrr under President Roosevelt ind Truman, ended his own life early Suudny morning by leaping rom the 16th floor of the Navy's towering hospital in Dcthesda, Md. He left as his farewell only an ancient Greek poem of despair and death. He was the lirst secretary of defense—a wearing Job that he gave up as a sick man in March. Before that, he had been secretary of the mightiest Navy the world has ever seen, and before that he had served as an assistant to Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House. This spring, his health broken by more than nine years of nerve- wracking service, he decided to seek release from the strain. A lew days in Florida alter his resignation, anc then he entered the hospital Apr! Z. His death and the manner of it on. To obtain a life partner with 3hr!sli(in ciunlitles Is an iichlnve- icnt; nnd lo make a success ot that nnrrlage Is a fur greater achieve- :ient. "To be truly hnppy. you should ivc a Christian life and be able to ransmlt, that Chvlsltan faith to 'our children. The mult-rial sue- ess In life Is the liM.st important of ill. You cnn be rich, nnd If your children turn out to be bad, your ifc will be miserable. Must l.rarn to Glvr, Take. 'To be prepared for that marriage Is nil Important. You must be of good disjHtsitlon. develop the. hn- ilt of work: be. able to give and to tnke. It Is harder to take than give, ind you will find tlnil It Is essential Hint you hnvc n Christ inn faith." At this point IIR quoted Ponrl 'onncr who said: "As I sec II, pnr- ont.s hnve no rluhl to britiR children Into llir world nnd overlook See Sl'.NIOHS on I'HRP S I'ollcn Judge Lee S*pfId'ay', Red Cross Information officer, said looting stalled soon after the tornado passed but thni 200 guards wero In the area within 30 minutes. Tnxlcabs were pressed Into service (is ambulances. Streets were so littered with fallen trees ami debris, It was necessary to chop a palh for Ihc vehicles. Wooden gurngcs vanished Into the air nnd some SO automobiles they Srr TOHNADOKS on Page 5 Two Carnival Workers Held On Theft Charaes ihockcd the capital. President Truman said "this abt nd devoted public servant was a. ruly a casualty of the war as If h ind died on the firing line." He Is Hied a proclamation ordering thn lags fly at half staff from all pubic buildings, forts and warships. Copied Poems Lines So fnr as was known, the former «cc r etnry left no note. But on a radiator, near his hos- iltal bed. wns found a book "An Anthology of World Poetry." A red ribbon lay between the pages opcn- •d to Sophocles' "Chorus from Ajax." That poem tells of profound id hopeless tragedy. In the back of the book was a piece of hospital memorandum paper In which Forrestal had copied, in a firm hand, the first 26 lines of lhc doleful poem. The 26 lines contained such ns these: "Worn by the wnste ot time, Comfortless, nameless, hoplcss— save "In the dark prospect of the ynwnlng grave." Further nn. Vi Hie nncornert narl S«, 1-ORRtSTAl, on pace 3. Txvo carnival workers who were arrested In Memphis Friday nnd charged with the theft of between SliCO nnd $700 from the office of Ihe Gem City Shows Iirrc enrller that clay, waived preliminary hearings on charges of robbrry ^nd were ordered held to nwnlt. Ctrnilt Court action In Municipal Court tills morning. Bonds were set, at $1.200 each. The two men. Franklin Gnrdofi Ooff of Atbllla. On., nnd John Lloyd Taylor of Magnolia. Ark., were brought here from Memphis Saturday by Sheriff William ller- ryman and Deputy Sheriff Holland Alkcn. In other nc-lion In court this morning James We.sley Ferguson, 24. Yarbro truck driver, waived pre- Iminary hearing on a charge of rape nnd wns ordered held without bond for circuit court rcllon. lie is charged with an attack on n ninc- ycar-o!d Ynrbro girt. Two men forfeited c.ish bonds on charges of driving while under the Influence of liquor They were .James Thomas. S-m.lS. nnd Ben Darby, $45.50. Charlie Howard forfeited a $10.25 lx>nd on n chnrerr of opcrnlinc a motor vehicle without a tall light. Vandenberg Asks Complete Probe of AEC WASHINGTON, May 23—Ml— Senator VandcnbUrn fR-Mlcli) called todny fnr "a complete Inquiry" Into the riltlluc-c or lhc Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman David E. Llllcntlinl on all security problems. A Congressional commlllce already Is lonklng Into the commission's operations and one Invcst- iRntoi—Senator Htckcnlooper (R- lowiO—has demanded that Llllcn- thnl resign. The Investigation hns revolved about the award of atomic educn lionnl Krnnl.s to an admitted Com mimlst and to others who failed t receive security clearance for wor' on secret matters. Vnndenbtirg said in FI stntemcn Mint "It Is unllilnkahlc to me tha Communists should be educated n public expense." He mldrd that lie must vlthhol "final Judgement" on Llllenthnl wnrk ns AEC head until the sec urlly Issue Is cleared up. Vandrnburg, a member wit Tlickeulooper 031 the Kenntc-Uous nlomic committee, said the Import anre of Ihe security mutter "can not be Ignored In view of Sennto Hirkcnlooper's statement, becaus he Is hi my opinion, one of our be* informed experts on this whol mntter." Mlrkenlooper accuses Llllentha! c "incredible mismanagement" o commission affnirs. l.lllinthal flared back that the commission's record, including the building up of "a substantial stockpile of atomic wen|Kins," Is the best answer lo that demand. ,,mcnt rm Berlin, ,pie WesUiji.. sources aald, the ctitiference can .proceed to other questions. ^ '• S«* United Government, Biggest of these Is establishment of H united government for Germany. This Is complicated by the fact a West German government soon to take over In the Western ones nnrf thnt Russia Is expected sponsor a separate German gov- rnment hi her zone. Oilier major Items Involve wlth- rawnl of occupation forces and thfl icsllon of Germany's final fron- crs. The three Western ministers en- ircd the new negotiations deter- ilnd to give tho world an adcnnat* ccpimt of each phase of the dls- usslons. This was one of the tactical de- slons made by Acheson, Bevln, ichmnan nnd their advisors In •cckend conversations preparatory o today's session, according '« of- icial French sources. New York Cotton NEW YORK, May 23. l/Pt— Closing cotton quotations: High low Close S257 3251) 3251-52 .... -JDll 2i)05 2906 .... 2890 2885 288G 2870 2874 .... 285!) 2853 July , Oct. . Dec. . Mch. May July 2813N 2853N 2V60N , Mtdt'illng spot 33.S6 N otf U. (N- nomtnaU [)yess Child, Others Hurt During Storm A thrce-ycnr-old child. Herschel Hale, was Injured slightly nnd the home of a family name I Sumner destroyed, by a windstorm that struck Dycss at 8 p.m. Saturday. The child was Inken to the Dycss Hospital for examination, but was dismissed after being treated for scratches and bruises. Tiic storm caused widespread property damage and Injured at least n dozen persons, but the greater damage w.is done In a farming section about two miles south of l.cpanto, where five farm houses were demolished and several outbuildings torn by the wind. The home of H. Y. Willlnms. Negro minister, was destroyed by (he winds. He and seven other occupants of the house were Injured. J. I,. Shorlnact nnd his family ot eight were hurt when their home was wrecked. Electric service at Lepanto, Marked Tree, Tyronza and Turrell was disrupted for about three hours. Two Btytheville Bankers Leave for Convention B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Company, and n. A. Porter, vice president, with Mrs. Lync hand Mrs. Porter left this morning for Hot Springs to attend Ihe 53th annual convention of the Arkansas Bankers As- soclntlon. The convention sessions will get under way tomorrow morning and continue'through Wednesday rtoon in tho Arllngto" Hotel. Speakers at the convention will include U. S. Sen. J. W. Fulbrlaht of Fayette- vlllc nnd Col. T. H. Barlor. of 31 Dorado, chairman ol the bori'.l o( i the LJou Oil Company. New York Stocks (1:00 P.M. Qnolafions) AT&T . . 140 1-2 Amcr Tobacco 70 Anaconda Copper 273-4 Beth Steel 27 Chrysler 49 3-8 National Distillers 17 3-4 Gen. Electric 365-8 Gen. Motors 583-8 Montgomery Ward 51 1-2 N. Y. Central 11 1-* Int. Harvester M 3-4 North Am. Aviation 95-8 Republic Steel 201-4 J. C. Penney 48 3-4 Socony Vacuum 155-8 Sears, Roebuck 37 1-8 Standard of N J 66 1-3 Texas Corp 53 1-1 U. S. Steel 68 7-» Southern Pacific 41 I-» It Is estimated that mote 1.500 elites tn the United have Installed parking meUn.