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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ,(.<* .. ,,1 THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KORTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND 8ODTBKA8T MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 64 Bavis Nominated For Diplomatic Post in Hungary Truman Fills Job Empty Since Trial of Cardinal Mindsienty WASHINGTON, May 25—(/]>)— President Truman today nominated Nathaniel P. Davis as- minister to Hungary, where this country lias had no representation since the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty. The action set at rest reports that this government might not restore it-s legation In Hungary. Davis, now ambassador to Costa Rica, will succeed Seldon Chapln, who returned to Washington for "consultations" following the Mln- cbzenty case. In a letter to Chapin, released with today's announcement. Mr. Truman said he expects to assign Chapin soon to "an important diplo- Siatic" past. ^Vhre other new ambassadors were nominated at the same time: Joseph Flack, now ambassador Blythevllle Daily NtWi Blytheville Courier Blyth«vUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS To High School Seniors Eight key awards to 1949 graduates of Blythevllle High School were made last night at the annual class night program at the high school HUdiloriutn, and 14 honor students were named by W. B. Nicholson, su- ——— superintendent of Illylhevilte schools. Key Awards Presented Battle Rages Inside Shanghai to to Bolivia, to be ambassador Costa Rica, succeeding Davis. George P. Shaw of Texas, to be ambassador to El Salvador, succeeding Albert Nuier, resigned. Pete Jarman of Alabama, a former member of the house, to be ambassador to Australia. The post Is now vacant. Chapin was recalled from Budapest for consultation following charges that Hungary made against him during the treason trial of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty last winter. Accused by Reds The Communist-dominated Hu- garian government contended that Chapin had worked with Minds/enty in various offenses against the Hungarian government. The Cardinal was sentenced In February to life imprisonment. The United States denied charges against Cliapin. but. when the Hun. garian government said that Chapin was persona nan grata, the Unlte< States ordered him to Washington iShile formally "reserving its po SftUon" in respect to Hungary's ac lion. Today's announcement of Davis appointment meant that the Stat Department had finally decided to end, the resulting extraordinary sit nation in diplomacy. In this situation, the departmen Insisted in retaining Chapin as min ister even though the. Hung aria government said that he was no longer acceptable to it. Hungary, like other Balkan countries, Is supposed to be controlled by a peace treaty enforced mainly by Russia, the United States, Britain and Prance. This fact caused the State Department to consider making an Issue over Hungary s right to eject a minister of one of the nations responsible for supervising Hungary's conduct. But the issue was never formally drawn and would have come to nothing any way. officials privately • greed because of support for the Communist government in Budapest by the Soviet Union. Federal Approval Of Aari Credits At ASC Withheld LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. May 25. MP> —The U.S. Office of Education is withdrawing recognition of credit* fcijf Arkansas State College vocational agriculture students. President W. J. Edens said here today. Dr. Edens said the Arkansas Department of Education approver the vocational agriculture course at the Jonesboro College more than a year ago. but the federal office approval has not been received. Askt-d the reason for the delay, the college head said the Washington oftice of the U.S. Office of Education had "indicated" opposition Berlin Workers Continue Strike Russians' Peace Feeler in Railway Tie-Up Is Rejected Rv Thomas A. Reedy BERLIN, May 25. Wi— Wesl llcr- lln rat) workers today turned down a peace feeler by the Russian-sponsored railway system and .said they would continue their strike, now LEGION PRESENTS ORATORY AWARD-Jimmy Lowe, son of Mr. \viUy >S Krelkemcyer. president of and Mrs. J. C. Lowe, Is shown here receiving from James Nierstheimer lhe sy ' ste , n haci O f (orcr i to pay lhe (left) commander of the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, Iho | vvor )( Crs |,, W est marks, award for having won the district award in the Legion's annual oratory contest The award was presented at the Legion Hut luct night. —Courier News Photo . The award was the second to be* won by Jimmy Lowe, who is a member of the 1949 graduating class of the Blytheville High School and, also class valedictorian. He won the Dud Cuson Post ward two years in succession and ach time repeated at the district ontest to win his way into the state nals in Little Rock where the four istrlct winners compete for the Late oratory award which is spon- ored by the Arkansas Department f the American Legion. He won econd place in the 1941 state vent, and third place this year. To Protest Kate Increases Presentation of the district award eatured the post's weekly meeting Mr. Niersthelmer announced today hat the post would send a representative to Little Rock to proles before the Arkansas Public Service Commission the proposals by th Blytheville Water company and the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company to increase rates in Blytheville. Neither of the hearings Teacher Training Schools Combine Summer Classes To Be Conducted In Osceola in June Dr. H. L. Minton, director of extension service for Arkansas State Teachers College at Conway, was in Blytheville and Osceola yesterday completing plans for a teacher's training school to be conducted at Osccola, beginning June 6. i The original plans called for scheduling of the school in Blythc- villc, but building repairs made it seem inadvisable, for a time, for the has been scheduled. The post also will oppose a petition. which seeks decontrol of rents in Blytheville. A petition is being circulated asking that the City Council take steps to bring school to be here. about decontrol of rents here. Final decision would be up to the fcde 1 ral officials in Washington after the Rent Advisory Board for the Blytheville Defense-Rental Area lad acted on the petition. from the University of Arkansas. At present only the University and A M. and N. College for Negroes at Pine Bluff have federally recognized vocational agriculture courses. Dr. Edens added. The college head reported that qualification of vocational agriculture students at the Jonesboro school who are scheduled to be graduated soon, are being held up pending a survey of the school's faculty and standards by the U.S. aeency. He added that nine students Chickasaw Staff Wins High Awards The ninth, and final edition of the 1949 Chlckasaw, Blytheville high school publication, will be issued Friday, and will be an eight- page edition honoring the 110 seniors. Charles G. McDaniel, editor in chief, and other members of the staff have been awarded several awards of merit for the work done on the paper this year. Tile editor has won a certificate of general excellence for a speech report in the Arkansas High School Press Association contest, was awarded second place by Arkansas State College for editorials in connection with the celebration- of Journalism Daj there, and he also won honorable mention for the South-Central Region in Quill and Scroll's spring editorial contest. He was also state winner in the news writing division of the Quill and Scroll and Scholastic Magazine's annual journalism contest. Tommy Hale was first place winner in the AHSP.. poetry contest, and Harry Pritzlus won a certificate for genera] excellence for original art In that division of the high school press comiietition. Bobby Mc- In this connection Dr. Minton said yesterday that by the time his school had been advised of the availability of the building here, plans for the school at Osccola were 50 near completion that Arkansas State Teacher's College had decided to continue with their plans to conduct the school there. "We wish to express our appreciation to the school board of theville. and to Superintendent W. B. Nicholson, for offcrini the use of a building here, but we feel our plans for a school in Osceola are so definite no\v that n change would not b* justified," he said. Courses Are Announced Dr. Minton said that the following course? were to be offered at lhe five-weeks course: English 23la, and English 231b. Introduction to quickly followed Literature; English 335. American ' Tv '" "••••"»« v Literature; English 230. Children's Literature; Geography 135. Conservation of Natural Resources; Geography 131. Principles of Human Geography; History 315. nnd 336, American Nations; Political Science 233, American Government; Psychology 330. Educational P=v- rhology; Psychology 130 or ?30. General and Child Psychology; Biology 231. Health and Safety; and Physical Education 233 for elementary grade teachers. It has not been determined who will direct all of the classes but the" instructors will include Omar Stevens, principal of Blytheville Junior High School and Mrs. C. L Moore, principal at Osceola. C. Franklin Sanders, superintendent of Osccola schools, can be contacted for further Information, Dr. Minton said. But this was only one of three main demands made by the 12.000 UGO <Independer.t Labor Organization) members. The strikers also i.anl vecognl- llon of UOO a the legal bargaining agent for the rait workers, nnd the re-hlrlng of emploves fired for "political reasons" In the past year. Krelkemeyer said workers wcmld be taken back, except those the company considered guiltv of dnm- ncing property. This obviously teft the rail svstem wide leeway In levy- Sntr proposals. It was indicated Krclkemeyer made his offer on Russian orders to end the bloody strike which has cost two lives, hundreds of Injuries and split Berlin Into two war camps Sirlke Is Cosily Money also Is a consideration. I is estimated the strike Is costing lhe communist run railway th equivalent of more than a mlllloi dollars a dav In passenger an freight revenue. Krelkemeycr made it plain tha the »Ian called for charging wcs marks, worth four times as muc Russian-zone East marks, fo train fares in the Western sector The railway head said In his in tervlew that the strikers would be taken back, except for those th company considers guilty of dam aping property. The 12.000 Western sector em ployes left their Jobs Snturda causing a complete halt In transportation wllhln the city. The new development came on few hours after the Western a lies assumed control of all Weste sector railway station, evlctini thousands of Soviet-controlled ra way police. American Commandant Brig. Ge Frank L, Howley led the way ordering the Communist police moved. The British and Pren iiiit. Two persons hnd been killed a hundreds injured in bloody clasl between strikers and their sy pathl/ers on one side and Commv 1st strikebreakers and police on I other. Jiniiuy Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe, was presented the valedictorian's cup and Moses Simon, Jr., the sHlulHtoriun'.s cup. Both cups were provided by Mr. nnd Mrs. Samuel !•'. Norrls. Jimmy was presented four oilier medals during the class night act- Ivllles. and an American Legion oratory award at a meeting prior to the class night program. He was presented a medal for outstanding achievements in mathematics, English, hlslory mid music. The history award was a glfl of the D.A.R.. and (he band mcdnl was presented by Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Fan. D.A.K. l'rr»fn<« Award The public .speaking awiud, provided by Oscar I'rndlcr, was presented to Qay QnrrlKim, the science award to Pat Regan, and the Womans' Club music award to Jo Trlcschmann. The D.A.R. gooc zenshtp award, announced pro- usly, was presented lo Mary aiices Galnes last night. I'he 14 honor students, making nde average of 00 or above fo ir years of high school work In ded the valedictorian and .sal itorlan. Betty Logan, Pat Regal in McLeod, diaries McDanle ay Garrigan, Bobby Fay Mlchae arlce Maxwell, Mary Ball. Jh ncashlre. Mftxtne Hill. June Stlre d Jo Anne Trleschmann. Jimmy Lowe was drum majo Is year, B member ol the Bo> eta Club, and the Glee Club, au oscs Simon was president of It udent council, a twn-vear Idle an with the football im. and ember of the Beta C.,ib and th B" chib. Each a Star The theme of last night's progra As Nationalists Resist While Seeking Escape Route to Sea 'Fleeing Troops Use 'Scorched Earth' Tactics Allies Stand Firm Against 4-Power Control in Berlin MCBWK Rhnon, Jr. Jimmy Ixme B.II.S. HONOR 8TIJOKNT8—Top honors among members of the 1049 KrailuiillMg class In lhe nlylhcvlllo High School wont to Jimmy Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. 1/iwc, who was designated valedictorian, and Moses Simon, Jr., son of Mr. iind Mrs. Moses Simon, who was named sahilalorlan. Tlio honor winners were revealed at lust night's class night program 1» the school auditorium. Daniel was a winner in coulmn writing for the Quill and Scroll and Schloastlc Magazine's annual contest. Staff members have named Grace McKnight as editor next year to succeed Charles. Nancy Damon will succeed Dona Bohannon as associate editor; June Stlres will be succeeded as business manager by Gay Parrish. and the associate manager, to succeed Christine Austin, will be Juanita Overman. B. J. navc Hopper is the faculty sponsor of been forced to forego previously arranged jobs because of the delay in federal approval, and that if the credit? are not recognized, secondary schools employing Arkansas State Graduates as vocational agriculture instructors will be Ineligible for federal aid. % Pay l or t-aid-Off Ford Workers Is Contested KANSAS CITY. May 25. liTh- A legal baltlc over payment of unemployment compensation to Ford Motor Company employes may develop In Missouri. Most state laws prohibit payment of unemployment compcnsallon to workers on strike. The Ford assembly plant here with 1.500 employes, shut down May 11 after a strike of the C.I.O. United Auto Workers Union at Detroit shut off the supply of material. The company yesterday filed no tlcc of an Impending tabor dispute The notice was presented to thi local oftice of the Missouri Divl sion of Employment Security. he paper. "The Chickasaw" is a member of he Arkansas High School Press Association, and Quill and Scroll, in international honorary society 'or high school Journalists. Former Slave, Resident Of Btytheville Since 1888, Dies at Age of 710 Services for 110-year old Fannie Burncttc Postclle. who was born a slave on a plantation in South Carolina, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Enoch Chapel, west of Blytheville, by Rev. Thomas J. Brown.- pastor. She had lived in Blytheville since 1888, when she came here to work on the plantation of the Rev. "Parson" Blythc, a ginncr, for whom Blythevllle was named. A daughter, 18, Janic Postellc Montgomery, and a brolhcr and sister, both over 100 survive her. Tcasley and Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and burial will be in the Carr Cemetery, on Highway 19. She died at her home on Bealc Street Monday night. PARTS. May 25. f/Pi— The three Western powers at the Council of Foreign Miuislers meeting here stood firm today behind the new West German republic against a Soviet move to replace it with four- power control over Germany. Secretary of State Dean Acheson and rorciBii .\Tii.lsters Robert Schuman of France and Ernest Bcvin of Britain declared the clock must not be turned back to what they termed "disastrous paralysis." They referred to the five point proposal of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishlnsky to reestablish quadripartite controls of Germany. as "Each a Star In His Firm lent." and each of the 110 grad tes. seen through a dream, w resented to the audience—throng le memory of a graduate's mothe lnyed by Betty Presncll—In, 1 utstandtng school role. As the mother dreams each of I eniors was seen through a lane liver star at the rear ot the stage. The dream voice was Ann McLeod. Last night's progam was introduced by class president. Don Peteron, nnd the dedication was presented by Maiine Hill.. Presentation' of award* was by Mr. Nicholson. »*lsi Luna Wllhclm and,J«iiss Frances Bowen directed the program. Missco Fair Association Gets $50,000 A check for J60.000 was received today by R. E. Blaylock, secretary Association, to be used for the construction of a woman's building In Walker Park and for other Improvements In facilities In the park where the Northeast Arkansas Fair is held each fall. Plans for the new building were revealed by officials of the association several weks ago and the funds were provided by the Arkansas General Assembly. The check received today was from F.A. Storey, secretary of the State Fiscal Board, UAW Head's Brother Wounded In Second Attack on Reuthers DKTIIOIT. May 25. (/V|—A slcnllhy gunman, firing through » window, shot and wounded Viclor Rcuther of the O1O United Auto Workers —— * Union at lit* home last night. which has approved tentative plans for the new structure. Fair association officials have announced that the new building will conlain a combinallon auditorium and dining room which can be N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 25. Closing cotton quotations: High Low July 3229 3217 Oct. . Dec. . Mch. May 2899 2B79 2861 2844 2885 2863 Close 3218-19 2885 2863-B 2851-B 2831-B Memorial Fund Is Hearing $4,000 Mark An additional »24H.1S has been collected for the Mississippi Counlj Memorial Fund, bringing the tot* lo «,8«6.»S, 'Curtis ,1. Lltllc, president of the memorial association announced today. The campaign foj- funds to creel a memorial U> wa. dead from this county U alined aj, obtaining $5,000, and persons not previously contacted were listed lust week and the names have been given lo vol- unlcer workers for furlhcr solicitation. Today's reiiort Includes the following contributions: $2S each from Blythovllle Compress nnd tlio Bly- thevllle Cunning Company: $10 each from Ashcraft Company, Bl>'- Ihcvllle Propane Ons Company. Camp Moultrle, Day Amusement/ Company, the Lcachvlllc American LcEton, Lee Tlcardcn Gin, Illggs Motor Company. General Insurance Agency, Gartlcld Lewis and Bertha Gill; *S each from J. II. Bilnn, and Hanimetl Slorc, Brownlcc Store, E. C. Go.sa. Bob Hiirdln, M. J. Koehlcr, Mrs. J. R. Gill. E. II. Prcwltt, lhe Rev. E. .7. Hall, Udell Ncwsom and Russell Gill. Other contributions Included: JH from Metcalf Store, » each from Tom Simpson. Will D. Howard. $2 each from John Haunt, Malcolm Grccnway. Malcolm Griffin, L. M. Bob Henderson, Charles Armorel Man fined Following Accident Joe Peebles of Amiorcl, was fined $125 and costs in Municipal C'jurt this morning on a'Chargc of driving while under the Influence of liquor. The court suspended »100 of the fine during good behavior and upon restitution of damages caused when his car crashed into the porch of the W. L. smith Grocery on East Highway 18 Saturday night. In other action, hearing for Ed Smith, Negro, on a charge of reckless driving WAS continued until Saturday. News Carried In City's First Dally Parallels Current Events Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon, tonight nnd Inursday. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Thursday, somewhat warmer tonight and in east and south Thursday. Minimum this morning—51. Maximum yesterday—71. Sunset today—7:03. Sunrise tomorrow—4:51. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—.28. Total since Jan. 1—25.48. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—fil. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 -22.12. to this d»t* Steelworkers Union Stages Demonstration SCHENECTADY. N. Y.. May 25. iPl— About 2,000 CIO United Steelworkers marched on the American Locomotive Company plant today and milled about the main gate in a brief demonstration against what the union called a "lockout." Police reinforcements were at the scene of the huge plant but imported no disturbance. The union, Local 2051. United Steelworkers. staged a mass meeting this morning In a downtown theater. The local, which claims 4,000 members, had asked a $150 monthly pension, a general wage increase, a guaranteed 40-hour week, a union shop and other new . contract provisions. The company's counter proposals were not Jtsc'iosed. Twenty-six years ago tills spring, when Blylhevllle's first dally newspaper was published, civic leaders werr. showing enthusiasm in a parks and playground program, bidding for new industries and showing appreciation for native sons who died on the field ol battle in World War I. The glimpse into the recorded history of the city was provided by Mrs. O. C. Ganske, 1020 Chtcka- sawba, who recently found In her home a yellowed copy of the first Dally Blytheville Courier. It was labeled Volume 1, Issue No. 1 an< the publication date was March 12 1923. L.M. ROES was the editor manager and the news stories In the Initial issue deal with ceremonies marking the delivery to relatives of Herman Davis, Manila's hero of World War I, * memorial resolution a Legislature. 'ted by tht Arkansas Uavls was No. 4 on Gen. John J. Pershlng's list of 100 top heroes of World War I. Other Page 1 Hems In that par reflect that Interest was keen ,n efforts to provide a recreational program, and in furtherance o that program local leaders brough Whltchcad Klutti, representative of the Playgrounds and Recreation Association of America, to the city to assist with the planning pro gram. Similar news items have appear ed In recent days dealing with th creation of a Blytheville Park. Commission and the purchase playground sites, and with plans (o erecting a memorial on the court house lawn to mark the burial sit of Lieut. Edgar H. Lloyd, who* parents live at Yarbro. Lieulenan Lloyd Is the county's only winne of a Congressional Medal of Hon or for heroism In the sen-Ice of h See COURIER »n Page 7 n Dixon, W. W. Simpson. Harry ook, Anron Cummins, Curtis Dun. J. D. Tale. F. M. Talc. Frank ondrey, Ed Hardln and E. H. Non. and $.75 from D. 11. Wells. The association Is still compiling ames of the servicemen killed urlnn both world wars from tills ounty, and they will be listed, with ic rank nnd theater of operation, n a granite marker. _ast Honors Paid To Forrestnl in Arlington Rites WASHINGTON. May 25. I/I'I — The nation paid last honors today o James V. Forrcslal. Led by President and Mrs. Truman, high officials of the government and leaders in lhe United Stales' business life gathered where .he Unknown Soldier lies, in funeral services for the first secretary of defense. Bright sunshine bathed Arlington National Ccniclcry for :he ceremonies. Forrestal died In lhe early hours of Sunday In a leap from a lower at the Bethesda Naval Hospital where he had been under treatment after a collapse from overwork. He left behind a book opined at a Greek poetic passage taken as a clue to his last thoughts: "Better to die and sleep the never-waking sleep, tlian linger on and dare to live, when the soul's life t? gone." Hadly hurt, the 37-yenr-old union 1st faces lhe jio.sslble Ions of his right eye, pierced by a shotgun pel let. Dr. O. R. I>am, .surgeon altend Ing Reulhar, said at 10 a.m. (E8T today that his condition was "good. There was Injuries of the face an neck as well us the eye from (I pellets. Several blood transfusions hK keen made. Thus, for V second ltd 13 months.' police today, man, or men, apparently bent nn murder In the UAW-CIO's Reuther family. The union's President Walter Riiiillicr escaped death at the hands of a mysterious assailant the night of April 20 last year. That attack remains unsolved de- .spltc one of the mo.st painstaking Investigations in Detroit's police records. Walter called his brother's shooting "another dastardly and un- American trick." Later Walter charged that the attacks on himself and Victor were carried out by men who were "paid" to do it 111 a "campaign of terrorism." He said lhe attacks were directed against "pro-American and pro- Ocmncratlc trade unionists." In a formal statement, issued at 4 a.tu. from the hospital where his brother was confined, lhe UAWs lop man said: "I believe the same people who paid to have mo stiot paid to have my brother, Victor, shot for the aamc reason. "They are people who are opposed to decent, clean American Irado unionism. They could be diehard elements among employers, or Communists or fascist agents. "This Is n campaign of terrorism intended to stop pro-American nnd pro-democratic trade unionists In their effort to build a belter America and a free world. 'These terrorists and un-American elements will not nucceed. No campaign of terrorists will lessen our determination. It will make us work and fight all the harder." Like his brother, Victor holds hlsh office in the UAW. He Is the I.OOO.OOO-me.nber union's educational director. The assault on Victor was strangely .similar to that on Walter. Tn each, the gunman crept to n window and fired a shotgun blast throuph a elnss. then fled, witnesses .said. In a car. In bushes near the Victor Reu- Ihcr home, police found a 12-gause double-barreled .shotgim. Both barrels had been fired. Vlclor Reuther's shooting followed by 72 hours the mysterious shotgun stayine In nctRhborlnc Windsor, Onl., of a rank and flic member of the UAW In Canada. By Fred Ham pun SHANGHAI, May 25. (AP) —Communists miirched into Slinnglm! today, and a rn;ir- iiiK battle fur worso tliini 1 j sIcKQ developed. Retreating Nationalists, trying to fight their way Ijnck to Woosurnf nnd escape, wore blowing up everything they could. The whole horizon to the north .seemed to explode. Appinontly the government soldiers, pulling buck before the advancing Communists, blew up the fuel dumps, bombs and ammunition stores at Kiangwan Airfield. All the while, cannonading shook he city as the Reds smashed with verythlng available at Woosuni? r orlresn. The Communists were cle- ermlncd to make the Nationalist scape corrdlor a bloody avenue If hev can not close It.. The Reds, overrunning the world's uost populus country, gave Com- iiunlsm Its largest city by occupy- ug all of Shanghai. Stubborn Nationalist remr guards leld fust at bridge* aeron Booehow Creek. Red mortnrs smashed up th* main city no"U>'tlce near the 8»- rtman Road Bridge. Hunt Sntpen Towering Broadway Mansions, an apartment building where aeveral Americans and British are trapped behind the Nationalist. Unfa, w»» shaken up. Even in the old International Settlement In the dowiitowin are», small arms fire crackled as the Red» hunted down small groups of Nationalist* still holed up In build- Ings. Obvlowly the Nationalist rear ««?.«» wi«. taiylrir.tlm* In V* i>h r n<l fljhts. "They fnnl'-*he •)»«*; nl't- Wwl' oohif*de>i'WJep^oy ! 'on'lh* C' » uler • d ' !W of% *^' ? l M or * noth - er flKht or reach ships, waiting In the YanBtra to take them noutli. The greed-clad Reds came Intoth* city from the west. They cam* down brond Avenue Poche and Edward VII Avenue on the double. It was peaceful thero for most of the city wtis slill asleep. What few Nationalists the Reds encountered there threw down their arms or took to their heels. Straight for the billion dollar Bund built along the Whangpoo bunks the Reds headed. There they ran Into trouble. The bridges were blocked by machine guns, Snipers opened up from buildings. Barricade Bridges Riflemen In the Broadway Mansions across Soochow Cre«k from the heart of Shanghai, kept the Reds low. Nationalist soldiers barricaded at the Garden Bridge. Oliapoo Bridge and the Schcchwan Bridge held UP other Red bands. The bridges led to the only arteries lo Shanghai's north. The Communist's deployed Into abandoned Nationalist fortifications on the Bund. They were forced, from the Garden Bridge park and from the third floor of Broadway Mansions. When It became apparent the Communists could not take the en- posed targets without considerable loss of life, they set up a harass- Ing fire. Bullet 1 ! cracked up and down the famous Bund, in front of. the Olen Line building housing the American Consulate, In front of the British Consulate and across from See SHANGHAI on Page 8 Soybeans (Pricei F.O.B. Chics*") July 226 223H 224-22VJ Nov MS'-J 2<H5'i 207 Dec 208',i 206',i 206?; New York (Closing AT&T . ................ 140 3-8 Anier Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel ........ Chrysler ......... Coca Cola ........ Clcn. Electric ..... Gen. Motors ...... Montgomery Ward N Y Central _____ Int. Harvester ____ National Distillers Republic Steel ____ Southern pacific .. Soconv Vacuum . J. C. Penney Co. , Standard of N J .. Texas Corp I U S Roebuck Steel 70 1-2 27 3-4 26 3-4 49 3-4 !3fl 3-4 38 1-8 56 1-4 51 3-4 11 1-4 23 5-8 17 3-4 20 1-4 41 3-8 IS 1-5 47 6« 3-4 . 53 3-4 , 36 3-4 , 6« 1-3 Bridqe Project To Re Discussed In CaruthersviUe Ocn. L. J. Sverdrup of St. I/iuis, consulting engineer, will be the principal speaker tomorrow night at the annual meeting of the Caruth- ersvlllc Chamber of Commerce and will discuss developments with plans for the erection of a bridge acrass the Mississippi River to connect Caruthersville and Dyersburg, Tenn. Leonard Shade, president of tht Canithersville chamber, will preside over the annual meeting which will be conducted in the First Baptist Church. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Delegations from Dyersburg. and from Kaytl, Stecle. Kennett and other Missouri towns have been invited to the meeting because of the wide interest In the effort to obtain the bridge, J. P. Patterson, secretary of the chamber of commerce said today. General Sverdrup is president of the St. Louis engineering firm of Sverdrup and Parcel, and the firm has been working with the Chamber of Commerce in Caruthersville sine* 1946 in the long-range program to obtain the bridge. Directors for the chamber of. commerce will be elected at tomorrow night's meeting, and the dlreo, tors in turn will elect officers to be installed at the nex t meeting.

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