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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHBA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLI1—NO. 67 Iowa Hotel Fire Toll Stands at 16 Dead; 16 Missing Many Guests Rescued By Firemen From Four-Story Building Blylheville EMly Newi BlylhevWe Courier Blythevllle Herald valley ULYTIll<;VlM,K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK SINGLE COPIES F1VB OKNT8 By JAMES B. <'()<)Ni:v United I'ress Staff <'orrcspimilrnl DUBUQUK, la.. June 10.—Kiremur bolstered the charred walls of UK Canficld Hotel today, to resume their search for additional victim.! o the Satin-day night fire which killcc 16 persons. A check of Ihc hotel register partly-burned and water-^rikcd, re- \ealod Unit 10 iiersons still were nn accounted for. Some of th'-m mnj have? been permanent residents wlu were away for the weekend nr \vh -stayed away during the excilemoii of the fire. Red Cross workers .said EG of Un guests have been accounted for a safe, but they delayed relcasin their names pending a fnrLlier chcc' of the register. Thirteen of the dead have Ije-j identified. Twenty injured wer treated at hospitals. The search for additional bodie was delayed when four floors i the center of the hotel collapse Firemen were bracing the loUcrlr walls so the search conkl he r sunied without endangering resci workers. Mrs. William Cnnficld Sr., wife of the owner of the hotel, died in a hospital today. She and her husband were rescued from the five but her husband died cnroutc to the hospital. The fire broke, onl al 11:30 p.m., Saturday. and spread .swiftly throughout I he 200-room hotel. The flames, .starting in n closet near (lured cocktail lounge on the ground floor, shot upward to the floors above. 57 Guests Rescued Panic-stricken guests trapped by tlw, smoke and flames leaned out th e windows and screamed as firemen set up ladders and rif,".;c;d nets. Pirc Capt. Harold COKVOVC said 30 persons were rescued when they leaped into nets, and 21 were carried down ladders. Or those who leaped, however, two were killed when they missed the nets. Some of who perished were burned to death and others suffocated in the., smoke-filled rooms and corridors. Many escaped by .ripping and knotting bedshccts into makeshift ladders. About" 40 survivors were injured, many suffering broken bones jumping [roiu windows. The flames destroyed the four- story section of the hotel built in 1891. Damage to a sjx-story annex built in 1325 was confined mainly to the first floor, although upper story.rooms were burned. ., Firemen adihiltcd there was a' possibility, that some; of the. missing' had tfsciped arid-had failed to report ;ti hlii.lioHtjcs, but, they fearc-d the ' WOrst. . . ,:. . ;i The hotel's 'records were lost in the lire, but employes believed about 123 persons were registered. The Red Cross, however, placed the number ol guests at 145. Red Cn\:s officials accounted for 83 survivors, of whom 22 were taken to hospitals. Policeman Is llerw One of ihe heroes of the disaster was Patrolman Byrne OBrien, 200-pound Army veteran \vlto returned recently from overseas. He: was credited with saving at least 20'lives. , '' . •' Groping through the 'Minding smoke, he led trapped guests to a fire-hatch to the roof. Some survivors could not see him" but heard • his voice and followed its sound as he shouted through Ihe cQrridors to those who were trrtpiled; Once on the roof O'Brien led them down fire escapes. When the first of nine fire engines that fought the blaze arrived at the hotel, firemen found guests waving pillow cases and screaming to attract, their alien- lion. For almost an hour fireman were forced to dcvo'.c most of their . attention to rescuing the trapped instead o f fighting the fire. The tragedy bore an almost incredible similarity lo ihc LaSalle Bio/-'* disaster in Chicago. Both lires were discovered on the ground floor near a cocktail lounge. Both fire.s were believed to have starled below, the ground floor In the Chicago fire, a blind g ( r was led down a fire escape by IKT. seeing-eye dog. in this OT'C. a blim man made his way safely to tin roof and was.led down a lire ccc-ino Other details, however, were ^un like. The ' T,aSaUe Hotel was fire proof, and there -were no cave-ins But when flames ate their way int the aged timbers of the C.inflcld Hotel the three lower lloors col lapsed. aste System /ated to Bring Ouster f Incompetent Officers WASHINGTON, June 10. (Ul>.) —Secretary of War Hubert 1'. 'attcrson .soon will announce hanges in Army regulations based n Hie U. Gen. James H. Dooiitlle I Committee, rcixut on caste system ' ibuscs, reliable sources revealed- oday. ' Patterson has been studying tlic 3ooiltt!e recoiiiiiiciidr.tions since he report was subtuHted to him May 20. He was .said to consider nost of the rri'oitimrudations d and admits thai there are iiadeuuacu's m (]„, Army system vhich should he remedied. Patterson lias emphasized thai -• will not lake any action that will load lo a breakdown of Army .Discipline 01- Unciilcn il. Informed War Department sources said Patterson tentatively favors changes which would ena the army lo get rid ol incompetent officers and reduce officer privileges. Vinson and Snyder Get New Posts Snyder Is Given Committee Okeh Former Arkansan Appointed to Post In Truman Cabinet At the While House President Triuniin poses with tils most recent nominees, Sectlary of UK' Trrnstiry Kird Vinson, left, who has Lecn nominated chief Justice of Ihe Supremo Court, i nd John Snyder, right, who has been nominated to succeed Vinson as Secretary <>f the Trrasury. iNFJA Tclcpholo.) WASHINGTON. June 10. (UP> — The Senate Finiinr) CJommittei today unanimously approved the nomination of Reconversion Director John W. Snyder to he Sccre'.ar; of the Treasury. . i Committee action came alter 15 minutes of deliberation, chairman Walter P. George. D.. Ga.. snid lie \voulrl ask tile Hrnate lo approve the confirmation tomorrow. The only witness to appear before Hie committee was Sen. For- rest'Doimell, !(., Mo., who told members that Snyder's "capaci'.y aim integrity" made his selection good one. Donnell said tinyders home slate of Missouri w-as "greatly honored'' by the appointment. He is a form• Arkansan. Snyder will succeed Fred M. Vi:i- son as Secretary of Treasury post. Vinson was nominated last week. to be Ciiief Justice uf the United States. Sen. prank P. Briggs, D., Mo., also was invited lo appear on tli^ Snyder no 111 ina(ion bill was unable to--ttntify because ol illness in his family. Arkansas Golfers Honor E. B. Gee Blythcvillc Man New President of State Amateur Association American-Born King 3f Starr, Dies of Buffet Wound in Bangkok Palace LONDON, June 10. (U.I 1 .)-- iamese sources said today UK' gunshot death of King Aniindii vlahidol, 20-year-old Siamese mon- iirch, and .selection of bis IH-ycar- >ld brother to succeed him would have no eftect on the political situation ill the Far Eastern conn- Bread is Rationed In Some Cities Voluntary Controls Invoked By Bakers; Meat Supply Is Low Contributions La In T Campaign Drive for $10,0.00 Enters Second Week With $5,000 Needed Blyihcvillc polfers who enlcml the Arkansas ninatcur tournament in I Attic Hock lust week were uoni'j tothiy with liiyh flight honoi's nnd one of them, E. B. Gcc Sr.. holding the offico of president of the, 1 Ar- ktuisu.s Golfers 1 Association. Gorctou Pcriin of El Dorndo was L-lcctcci vice president of the as. r.iiition; Vinccnl Allison of Porl Smith, .secretary. Mr. Gee :;nk^ i morning; Ihal the oficlals were undecided, as (o where tlie 1917 touvna- incnt would Ix: held, Mi\ Gee presented the trophies won In the Little Rock toanun as top honors went lo Rlch:ir< <IUiblja.]i , _Sni3rt. Tine Bluff yQllU who ])!uycd sub-par gold over tin tricky Little Rock Country Clul course yesterday to retain the crown he has held for two years. TIo cU'- featcct Uogim Koundlrcc of Arkii- del[7hia r six and five, .and \v;^r; Ihe only player to turn In sub-par figures yesterday. E. B. Gee Sr., won top honors in Vhe nth flight, and eomoV.Uion \vm- ncr in the sunie flight wns Dr. J. E. IJeask-y. Frank \vhit\vorth was runner-np in tiic filh flight,, and :W. A r .Affiit;k rnrted up in iitij panTc -.Kpjt in tht 7th flight when his opt)mr.>n(. tiiok the first extra hole |>cybnd,lh? refej illation 18; '' ' • 1 -'"•' "' Gcorye Hubbard was the consul:*lion winner in the 8th flig;r. and won this honor from another Blythrvillc entry, J. F. Lcnti. About IT) players from BlytbrvHlc wnnL to Little Hock for the tuuma- incut. ry. The late king was dc.scrihed by men close to the govern - ment [is i\ "luu'iuless charmlni; b<iy wilhout .sigtiificanct 1 . " He had no enemies and no power, they said, and his deatii certainly wus tin accident Reports from Bangkok Anaiula was found lying on the flooi" of his pidace bedroom shortly Lefore noon Stmduy with bullet wound in his head The Siamese PnrlinTnont In emergency session those l*rhu:c phumiphon Adulct, An younycr brolhcr, as the new Rnnkok rcpoi'ts .said A Rc Council of 'thre£ "Was named. ""'' KliifT Phmniphon \vas born in Ho.slcm while his faUic-f, Prince Mn h Idol, wa.s studying medifJiic at Hnrvurd ULulL'r the name Mr. SoiiKknla. Russian Policies Bring Threat oi Drastic Action Byrnes is Prepared To Serve Ultimatum When Big Four Meet Uy K. 11. SIIACKrOltl) llnUnl 1'u'ss Stuff CmirsiMmilL'ii WAHHINf'iTON. June 10. Tli Ui.llctl States is pirpiiml to -;n'V( a vlihiul lilUnmlmn on llu- Hovk- Union nt 1'nrl.s In nn rflorl lo fomik (hi 1 tU'iullurk over policies In (.!IT- iiuiny, It was Icaini'il today. U tho ltilN.sliuis.sUkl irlusr tudvn I (irrinany us an rrotumili! unl 1 , t I inuy iiu'Hii a mmr nt 1 less fouiuil ill 1 vision ol (icnnnny Into two iuil ' niul Ihi 1 rry.slHlll/iiUon of l.\vi> world Inslnid nl one. American oiTlclul.s ure convince (tial tho IHi; Fmir mo nl it t:r>i;;'i n mcks mi German pulley nn<] inn. 1 clUMrM* one of t Ill's*; \vi\yst I, Men In nt once I foal Inn (.'01 many as an economic mill us nt'd under ihn Polsdatn ttKriTiiim 'J. iii'inp the economic 1 and n iillonssi'dlon ol the Tot.Mluin u J nuniL and prncircd with "l\v,> Oer- nuinkcs," The Unlled Slides already lu>:; Misprtulrd shlpmenl.s of irpiimtkms to Russia from Us /.one und tins nu intention of re.snminu until Ih-i Hnsslnns bruin to put Uu- c,M:onuiiilo clauses ol tlnj Pot.sdiun ii^nitMiuMiL Inlo effect. Temperature Climbs Here to Season's High lw mercury climbed higher uliil lHT ("day us it rcilchcd 93 dei-s near niiou, n. B. illnylouk, >fflctii| weiithcr observer, said. lleul Piiiinni-v wcnlher Ix-gmi Killay, when lh« mercury ri>,s<j to 92 ICKIWS," with the .sanie r dt-grcii of ncnl nnx-ated Bttturdtty Hnd Bun- lay. Candidate Sues Committee to Get Name on Ballot 200 Telephones To Be Installed Utility Starts $20,000 Expansion Program Within City Limits A $2U,*»i)0 expansion program I cxlciiil telephone; facilities lo 1!OU mure lilylhevllle residents were- an- H. Issue Ov*r^ Matter 6^ Signing 'Party ' Pit dg« A mHiidaiuiu action has filed in Circuit Court here agaliist Mlsslsslpiii County Democratic Central ConnnltU-e seeking tocom- IX'l Ihe committee to )>l»ce the name of n. B. Pluher upon the ticket In Hie preferential ' primaries Hils summer, for the office of representatives lo the state legislature. Me wants to seek the ofdce now held !>y Miss Allnc Word of Osceola, who is n candidate for reelection, and who now Is opposed only by J. R. King of Mllllgau Xlclge conmiunlty. Ensign.Usher, known as "Bud" i,,lay by p. ,). 1'ou. maim-1 fisher, tinid his filing fee to the for ihe KoullmcKtein Boll | secret«ry of the committee and his Funeral Rites Conducted For Mrs. Walter Webster Mother and Son Are Hurt When Auto Overturns IJnUtrl ' Bakers in some cities began ra- tiontng bread— one loaf to a customer — today, and a government ligcncy warned that Ihe nalion may have a meat famine within a week. Tl\e Office of Economic Stabilization said live stock growers were holding back cattle and hogs in the hope that Congress will lift meat, price controls July 1. his prac.Uce has been inci'easinuT A I l , \A/I cndily for several weeks an OES A\r6 PlUrt When (okcstnan said, and "if it con- nues we will have a mc^L famine week from now." At Chicago, the American Meat nstiUile. spokesmnn for Ihc pack- ng industry, said (hat cattle -]>nr- liascs for nearly 100 pr.ckinK lants throughout the nation were 0 per cent less last week than in he corresponding period of 1941. Bakers in Madison, wls., and in mc cities in southern New York Stale were limiting bread sales to one loaf to a customer. Bread ines formed at ninny bakeries in Los Angeles. New York City bnk- -rs ran out of bread 1,0011 after heir stores opened. Tlie bread supply in WasliiiiR- :on, D. C-. was expected lo remain short, for two weeks despite emergency allocatious of flour. At the request of (he Depart nient of Agriculture, larger bakeries promised lo lend some of (heir flour lo .smaller stores, and a threatened bakers' ftrike was averted. Faced -with- a "critical'* bread shortage in Salt Lake City. Rep. J. Will inderson telegraphed Secretary rf Agriculture Clinton p. Anderson for aid in securing emergency wheat supplies. llaTlfrrd, Conn.v was receiving only 10, carloads of grain daily compared wilh normal receipts ot 28 to 30 carloads. A mrtt shortage ill New York city wai aggravated by a rapidly dwindlit^ poultry supplv. Thci-e was litli: hope tiiat the food situation vbnld ease before the end of the iionth. ol Mrs. Hassell Hall. 20, and son. Jerry Alvin Hall. four, of Luxora. were injured today In a HiRtuvay fil accident five miles south ot iilyllicvillc. Mr. Hull, driver of their car. escaped Injury when their car .slid into a <lilch and turned over I crises .side after thc steering seal M became defective. Mrs. Hull's right knee is severely cut and their son has an injured lei; which may be fractured Removed to Walls Hospital, cxamina- tion had not bven completed at noon. They were c n route to IJIythcvil! where Mr. Hall Is employed at Elmer Hull's Whisky Store. 'I'hc machine was not Iravcline .rapidly and Mr. Hall was able t apply the brakes nnd the slii Tobacco Firms Lose Decision i U. S. Supreme Court • Upholds Decisions in Anti-Trust Cases WASHINGTON, June 10. (UI 1 ) — lo Supreme Court lo(i;iy cdenil anti-lnisl law coiwniicUons ^uiust. ihe lohivccti iiuUisU'y'.s "Bin 'lircc" Aiticrlcnii, ijiBgett it Myci's net R. J. Rrynokls Companies. Justice Hjinjlcl II. Burlnn dtnivcr- (1 Ihe conr.'.s (> Lo U opinion. "In the- present c;tfie.s, Uic ji'-U- ioners liav r bnrn foutul (<> h:ivo :nns[>ii<?cl lo c.slaljlisl) :i inonopiily nul also to )iav(? tlie power JUKI nU'iil to cstabliKh iiiul inninlalu the monopoly." Unrton said. "To hold that lliey Ulie coiti- lanies) do not come within i M >rohinilton of the Sherman Aft would destroy the force of the act." Jti.sliecs Hoherl H. Jack.son Stanley F. Reed, both formerly with the justice de[>;irl- incnl, took no purt in the case. The supreme Court heard Hi on tlic .single fjncstion of wlu 1 - llicf a monopoly that docs not :ic- tiiiilly bar compelilors is n viu!:>- tlon of the Slicrniiill Act. Th«! hcarini; wa.s (jranted Hie appeal from a .sixtli circuiL c-ourl "I a]l]lcal from n SIMM eirelll court of api>eals ruling nflinnliif! [inr.s 10- Inliiif,' more lhan $250.000 asses.vcil ;ip:ijllst Ihom by Uic U. S. district conn, at LsxintUon, Ky. The U, S. government brought over into th c ditch and luincc lllc *"»'• charging Hint the over on tlic side, he said. The accident occurred about 7:30 o'clock. The Hall family hnd lived in Blythcville. Funeral services for Mrs. R'.Uhic Jane Webster, wife of Walter Webster, were to be held this afternoon, 3 oclock. at, the Lilly Street Gospel Tabernacle. To officiate were the Rev. M. R. Maliry, pastor, assisted by the Rev. P. H Jc.rnlgan. of Calvary Baptist Church; the Rev. Bates Sturdy, cf lake street Methodist Chinch. a:irt the Rev. D. n. Bledsoe, assistant pastor of First Baptist Chinch. Burial is to ue at Elmwood Cemi:Vevy, Mrs. Webster, 54, died Saturday morning ai ilv lamllj !".om^ 01 Ho.lMi UiliL :-i'-Ot, City Routr ie Matters Tuesday The montiil at the Jacfcsoi routine tore tl We tonlgh ouncit to Hear ily Council will have its meeting tomorrow night City Hall. Mayor K. R. announced today that only matters were to come bc- council. Woman Suffers Severe Injury As Result ot Fall Mrs. c. C. Wilson. 62, of Stcele, Mo., received serious injuries in a (all thi s morning in thc yard of her home. nemoved to Blythevillc Hospital, examination revealed a fractured eivis. Her condition this afternoon was believed satisfactory. Mrs. Wilson was walking in tho back yard, about 7 o'clock, when she fell over n limb which had fallen from a tree. She was accompanied here by Mr. Wilson and her daughter, Mrs. Otho curlncr, also or Sleelc. companies had set up a price monopoly on leaf tobacco and manufactured tobacco products. Before tlic high court, thc companies claimed that in view of l^ c rivalry in thc tobnccn industry the government, could not say lhat a monopoly existed which, ixcludcd competitors and violated the Sherman Act. ther ARK NSAS—Partly cloudy today, and Tuesday with a few i thundershowcrs in South- N. O. Cotton . .NEW ORLEANS. June 10. IU.P.) —Cotton closed steady. Mar 2333 2961 2932 2955 May 2933 29S8 2831 2953 July 2878 2903 2818 2800 Oct 290'( 2932 3805 2822 Di'C JWi 2Uj'j iiliai «!.!. N. Y. Stocks A T .t T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Afontgomery Ward N Y Ccnlral Int, Harveslcr North Am Avir.tton — Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum SUtdebakcr Standard of N J Tcxns Corn Packard '0 W SICK ... inn 5-8 97 •tfi 3-4 110 131 1-2 IBS 4!) 1-< 72 3-4 97 3-1 2f» T-R M s-a 14 7-8 :ta 15 S-8 1» 1-3 31 .VI 71! 3-1 . fif> 10 18 The second week of (he Y I-'lna-ice impugn lii'Kan today with alur.Ksl one half of (he $10,1)1)11 i;ual contributed. In addition lo announced In Saturday's edition of the Courici, donations have, been .made by I ho following firms and Individuals: Arkaiisas'PHliil, Glass and Wallpaper Co., gave $35, and contribution^ of $25 ciich we're made by Blythevillc Uitindry, Chapman Service. Sliillon, Clly Super Murks!., Gobi) Funeral Home, Cillu Harrison Auto" Parts, E. H. Jackson, Missi'Bi slppi Qiiinly L\ifnbcr Co., Drs. N'ljis' and Nlcu, liujiiio Inn. Jack S,\lM)ii''s Willis Hospital, Mead clullUni;' Woods Drill? Store. Barksd.ile Man- nfaclnriiiK Co.. Willie C. UIIB, A. H. "Welenkatnp and Co.. I'Mnyl A. White, Weslern AuLo, ,1. C. I'enney and Co.. Jiedct IJry riotulH. Terry Abstract Co., Paul Byrnm Heed Co., Paul Uyriini Implement Co., llnrnc.s Coach Lines, Evcrclt B. Gee, Pe,isi- Colii nottllng Co,, Ciaflon and Co. F.. D. l''er|Uison. Hobltuson LumlMn 1 Co.. Alvin Hulfman Ji'.. R. 1). Hughes and Co.. Mr. and Mrs. Ho^s Stevens, John F. Lent!. Glvlnt? SM each were lied Hall Barber Shop, the Rev. F:. C. Brown, Dr. 1,. H. Moore, Fred S. .Sulilw. I. Koscnlhal Store, Jim Kngland aim U. L. Wade Finntlure Co. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin CiltU'iulcn gave $>. I'rescnllni? $ir» were John, John C- McIIaney and Sons, l/min Applebauin, l.anHston-Wrolen MM- tor Co., A. K. Henry Maikel. Dr. F. I,. Husband, John Miles Miller OifUs of $10 were marie by the Itcv. H. S. Ilnird. Tom W. Jacksnn. J. M. Ferguson, Chainblin Sidr:s C^o , Joe 15. Kviuis, lilythcville Bulcs Co.. n. C;. Wesl. IJtniKlns and Douelas, Simmons Tlii Shop, Salely First Iltirher Khoii. Mr. and Mr:;. I'aul Pi'yor, S. II., New York oi.ore Ph!U|) J. !>ccr, Ur. J. A. Kali'y.v. P. E. Cooley, Marrs Auto Service, Dr. Fred Child, H. I,. Hyals. G.iy and nllllnRs, Bishop Grocery. Or. K. Don Smilh. Doyle Heiuierson, LicuL Col. nnd Mrs. Ivy W, Cr.uv- ford. Dr. J. E. Hcaslcy. Dr. D. L. Boyd, U. S. Uransoii. .Sam I^lnnnup, Galnes Markel, H. I,. CJaines. Melvin Halscll. Lansky's Bargain Center, J. O. U'UVy. K. M. McC;\ll aiv.l Ralph Pallon. Harvey Morris and Graham Sudbury each contiibiitcd $7.50 n:id Riving $5 each were: Mrs. John K McDonald. Uic Hcv. ;\iu\ Mrs. Hate? •Sturdy. Mrs. Harriet .Sullivan. Rny Wallon. Siei;l)rrl Jicdel, clly Hatllo Repair, C. W. HtKKins Grocery. ICast Main Ixian C'o., John Harwell. Mi' and Mis. .lames liny, Mrs. Syiit) Phillips, Caltlwell Heaiiiy Shop. TiadinR Post. Tom Heaton. D.flla Pnrtle. Hchmuck Jewelry, J. M'.-i; Jlrooks, Gr>rdon Harris. I/»y WeicSi. H. C. CiimpticH. Horace Wal;mle, D. C. Pnfforcl, George W. Ua:-hain, George Cross. Harold WriRhl. Blythevillc Rj<li,i Supply. Parkhursl and Co., Glad- 1 hand Calc, Farmers Kitchen. Her| inon CarHon. H. Y. Partlow. Mr. and I Mrs. Marion Williams, Hayrnond Smith Anlo Piirt*. Gift Shop. City Dnift Store, Mary Jo Hall. Hallcr's Quallly Shoe Shop. Golf Hotel. Philip' ApplrbaMtn. H. W. BurncUc. Fi'it/lus Dry Gotxis Co.. Hapje School of lieauly Culture, Ole Hickory Inn, W. I. Malm. lien T. Mays, Ernest Itntcllff, GeorKc Siiliba's Market. H. H. Schmuck Service Station and Nu-Wa I.aimdr>'. Tlie Kvissltuis ulrnidy nrc nw»vo of Ihe American viewpoint nnd Hrc- rrlavy of Slale James F. Byrnci wa;i said lo be prepared lo flu: I'.us- .sluns to ctioose between tlu^ t\vo al- \vuvn the council of foreign inlnlslcrs reconvenes In Pails late till;: week. Byrnes al«i will arrive In Paris prcpau'd lo press for Fremh and Hvi;-sluil upproviil of n Genunu I*IM\- erallon pliul. It would I'.ceii GL'I'- miuiy dei:rnlrMll/.cd and F'riint maxl- nuiiu aulonomy—"state rl^ht.i" -lo Clermiiny's 1! provinces. ItrMly llusslaN IVerl.sluit If the RiwHians .still st-And nt''i- nmnlly opposed to both iiio economic nnd federation plan ami Insist upon keeping Germany divided into fnnr wntcrtight. cnm\>:irfttii:ni^ Hie next sle]i woukl be for IVkluIn, the States and Franc', 1 lo proceed to iiiukc Western CU-rmaiiy [ill economic unit und stun, a Gnr- ini economic unit in mni^ J 'fiH\cratiou- of -slntes. nit Vbo Is Ihe decision Hvn:es will have to make at. Purls afli'r he .sounds out Hie Russians. His ad- vi^ovs nn Germany \vul urue him 111 mnkt! .such n break. If necessary, with Ihi! undersLundliin that Ihc door is always op'en for I ho f!lls- sians lo hrliiK Iliclr xouc Into h'lth pnlltlcal as >vt'U us [economic coilub- orallon with the of Gcnnraiy at any tlin«. If If Is necexsnrv, It will be a h;ud decision for Bvi-nes to miik':. Its full consequences lire not foresrui'.hli! in ndvimce allhouuh it l:i iKiuild lo worsen 111^ 'J'hree rcliitlon-i nt fir;L Us grentcst danger llri; in th^ f.ict. tliat it would lorniali/c UiL 1 two- world theory at the most important poin in I'luroiic-- c,ennany. American officials who Icel thai BIT here Telcphoiii! Company. He mild Ihc »'iirk would (?eL under way lhl:i week und should bo completed by early Fall. Workmen are expccU'd lo begin Installation ot nn addition lo thc dial switching equipment In Ihc Iclcphone bulldlnj! Ihls week. "Thin uddtlUui Is sciicmiUxt f<J'' complellou early in July," Uic ma"- >\Kfr added, "and us soon as It Is ready, we can bcKhi lo Install telephones (or those on the wr.ltuiu liy early V'uU, we expei'l to have furnished si'i'vtce to i \ vs'ly all tlic present applicants, tuifi \v^ will add more equipment Just M soon as possible li> cure for l\mix "We also are plannhiK for (u- Inrc telephon,, |?rowth In lllvthevllle and » luri'C luUllllon In dial equip- uienl Is .scheduled next year to tnecl thv= r.onllnued luigc Inloplinne demaml we expect here." Continued development of Blylhe- vlllc. and the surroimcilng rural territory has made expansion of Ihe U'lephnni: .system Imyevutlvc, Mr. Poe eoiillnucil. ••Illythcvllle now hns 3,781 telephones," he mdd, "itjpivsenllim an Increase of li;i per ce.iu In thc hist five years. Since the civ. ot the war, we have Installed Olio telephones here, Inn the heavy dcnmml lor service has 'kept the walthHI list long, lllylhe.ville, now hn.s become what «e"cii'.k(ta » 'clwcrt ot- flce'— thnl Is. we have no moi'i room In the Lllal eniiipiuent to connect additional Instruments, and new switching equipment IK nccc.s- .sary before we can add inorr.- tele- phonos. In the next several montliH alone, we pliin to spend more th"" $20,000 Krnrs to augment the dial equipment." In addition, Mr. POO said company also must p'ncn many miles of wire and cubic thr'oiighoui the city. While the expansion program l uudiTvny, flic compnny will cun- llnui! lo use aviillablc means to "stretch" the existing cqul'iiiivnl to serve every iwsslble pwraon, it was announced. "'lliis means cosnecUiiR more trl- eplionrs to thc dial equipment than It originally was designed lo linn- the decision must l«! made now un-,dle," Mr. Poe sn>l, "pud with tills less Ihe Russians reverse their previous policy cliiitn that the dec-Won really lies in Russia's lap. Efforts Continue To Avert Strike N. Y. Cotton WASIIING'fON. June 10. (U.I'.I — Ttu? u (| vcrnmeul Uulivy renewed rffnrlj; lo overt tht> nationwide shipping .strike schi-dlllcd for mlcl- iii(!hl Friday. 1 :tbor De|>nrtmont mediators cxinfri te<t with Wnr SlilliplllK Ad- minlstratlnn and other i;i>vernmcn> Jim-ncy offirlnls. They also ranqcd to inert ialt-r In the day with leaders of tlic seven slrlkc- tlircatenitiK unions- iu«l ship op eralors to e.x]ilcire the situation nnrl srrk a way to orcak Ihe new deadlock in ncKntlnlions. Moanwlillc. CIO i'rrsldcnt Phillip Murray t'.onfcrtcd wilh leaders of i Ihe six CIO union.s involved in the strike threat. The other Is nn Independent. Murray scheduled another conference later in Iho day with 71airy MridKC.s. president of the Ijoni/.shnretncn and Warehousemen, and .loc.splt CunMi, president ol the National Maritime Union. The vniun issue In diKputc Is working hours, ship owners have accr|)t(d. but the National Maritime lias rejected, a government propusal to j;i\'c seamen one diy oft shore for eacrt H days spent at r-ca. i The union ordered detailed Preparations for the walkout. Tlinr were reports Ihe government may nr.ikc « corapromliw IM'O- po:;>l of a 48-hour work week. The unions nriRim.lly demanded a lO-hour week, but receded lo 44 hours. The present work week Is 56 hours. heavy load there may be time.s during UIR busy hours when they will be a' brief delay In calls. II also means nui.xlmum use of purty lines. "Neither of these pwcllccs would lie con.slde.rcd mdlnnrliy. but we arc usiiit! them Icmiwrarlly lo speed thr day when I here will be no walt- ng list for telephones. Then we. :an turn to Ihe job of Klving each person Ihc type of service he wants nnd where he wants it." The Blylheville project IK a part or the fcrall expansion program Ihe Ic-lephone company Is undertaking. In ihe next five years approximately S'WO.OOO.COO will b 1 ! -spent for postwar c*l tnlls ' on nn{ ' for normal Krowth of the business In the fi / -state area which Soll'.h- weslcrn Bell services. Mi 1 . I'oe said. party loyalty pledge was filed on 1 -i Uin cvc of the (leadline for filing, • nccor<il»t; to the iwtltlon. ' : The fee w«» rcturnctl bccaufiu he, iKiKoimlly, bad not signed the ; party loyally pldege, It was an- : nounccd by the committee Rt that ; time. • In the Milt filed In circuit Court, i 1 It Is contended Hint Ensign Fisher t could not iwrsonnlly sign thc irar- : ty loyalty pledge because he was In Ihe service of the United Slates Navy Hcservc nud could not Ix; released lo come home nl that Ime. i l | []f|\ To Hear r^tillon Satorrtay The lilcdiic wns signed by his iiolhcr, Mrs. Haltlc Fisher, ulso if niylhcvlllc. ; . 'Hie suit, Is expected lo be heard his week In circuit Court, now hi session hero. Whether Judge ZIil U. Hnrrlson or Judge Wultcr Kll- [ou^h, of Wynne, will preside was not learned early this afternoon. It was rumored the case had jecn tentatively set tor Saturday ' nornluc, 10 o'clock before Judge Iiirilson but this could not verified Imtncrltntcly. T!IO suli continues that Enslfcn KLslier. who h»s been In the Navy more than_ two years, how Is en ionic to the united Slates from South America, and that he will lie hurc for thc primaries'. ' Karly Decision Imperfttlre . .Trie.llfiA prlmwy Oulx.n;U fur. races Micro there are. three tr inoro caiulldnlcs. In the August la primary votes are cast for of- I flees where thdrc are, tm two oan- dldatcs or lor thc otflces where ull but two candldfttcs h'ave been eliminated, except In case' of the top voler receiving n majority of voles upon which he Is nominated In the first primary. Whether decision of the Circuit Court will decide the issue 'was problematical today here. Tlic loser of the decision could apiwal the case to * higher court and ofk lhat It be advanced on the dockot 'so that It couldt be settled before next month's election. Filing of Ensign Fisher for the nfficc of representative was n surprise, although H had been rumored that he would seek some elective jXJsitlon. Reared .in Osceola. he moved'to Dlylrtcvlllc several years ago. C. of C. Bureau to Aid In Finding Rooms for Visitors Here for Auction A housing bureau has been eslab- llshcd nt Ihc Chamber of Commerce room lo take core of visitors ex- pccled here June 19 and 20 for thc walking horse sale. People of Blythcville who wll share, their home hy renting a bedroom for two nights are asked lo call 2013 for registration of these i explanation, rooms so that Ihc visitors may have a place to sleep when they arrive. Visitors from 3& slates already have notified C. G. Smith and Be:i- lon King, sponsors of the sate, that they wSl visit Blythcvillc on those days. Fair rates arc to be paid and it is Truman Debates Fate of Case Bill President Silent Concerning Action On Labor Legislation WASHINGTON. June 10. (UP) — House St>eakcr Sam Rayburn. U., Texas, sale! today thai President Truman will send Congress a message tomorrow on the Case strike control bill. Rayburn made the announcement after Mr. Truman's weekly conference with his "Big Four" legislative lenders—Rayburn, Senate President Kenneth McKellar, D.. Tcnn., Senale Democratic Whip Lister Hill. Ala., and House Democratic Leader John W. McCormack, Mass. Mr. Truman did not reveal to them whether he would sign or veto the Case 1)111. When « reporter sue- gcstcr that "a message of approval" was rather unusual, 'Ray'onrn said there was precedent for messages of NEW YORK. .Time 1C Cotton closed steady. Mar. . . 2EI34 2nSR 2031 2D5-1 May . . .. 2032 2(15-1 XIZ!I M52 July ...... 2387 2.113 2885 2009 Oct 2(HW 2032 2906 2031 IJ C C 2022 20 W 2!)19 20 !2 Spots clo.sed nominal at 2080 up 3D. . Judge Killough Here To Hear Civil Cases The CVvtt term of C\ix«l Court for North Mississippi County was underway here today with Judge Walter Killough, of Wynne, on thc bench. Case* wove sel the iT'j'jlai f n><!l .for the nftcrnuoi; Uilr. mouilni; and o( )'JVy scosion. hoped by the sponsors that the hospitality," for which DlylhevlllT t", known, will be prevalent nt tills lime, it was pointed out. Doctor Buys Interest In Clinic in Texas City Dr. M. L. Skuller, for several years a practicing physician hero, )>•« enne lo Corpus Chrlstl, Texas, after purchasing an Interest In a clinic there. He wns accompanied by Mrs. Skel- ter, the former Miss Francise ccnllml. and their daughter, Joy. Dr. smaller owned and operated ekaller Cliiitc here severnl years, recalled I The clinic was closed recently bcr I cause of his health, he announced. Thieves Steal Pastor's Automobile And Later Abandon Car on E. 8th A would-be thief took a Saturday night In the Rev. rids and Mrs. R. S. Balrd's car but cither from guilty conscience or fear, ths machine was abandoned. The Rev. Mr. Balrd left the keys in tlic car when he parked it Saturday night in front of Langston- Wrotcn Co., on Broadway. Wheii he nnd Mrs. Balrd returned, * the car was gone. The B»Ws Immediately notified police tut there was no trace of the thieves or the stolen vehicle until ytslerday after- neon, when Mr." and Mrs. J. C. El.'fs Jr|. Tccogn^ed It pa-|:ed on Eighth street. The- car was undamaged. Chicago Wh*at July Sept IMV^ IM'X. .IM'A

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