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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMINANT NBW8PAPKR O» NOinBKAJrr AUAIMAB iwn -~.„.-.-.— —-• • r*«^ VOL. AMU—NO. 70 Musicians' Boss Is Accused of Violating Lea Act Justice Department Prefers Charges Against Petrillo CHICAGO, June 13. IUP>—The Department of Justice today charged president James C. ivtrillo of thc American Federation of Musicians with violating federal law in a strike against Chicago Radio Station WAAF. Pelrlllo was charged in a criminal information with violation of the SLsa Act. Cfuivtctiuii would carry a possible fine of $1.000 or Imprisonment for one year, or both. The strike agaln.sl WAAF was called by rctrillo May 28, Federal authorities said tl'.cy understood that Petrillo had left Florida, where he attended a musicians' convention. Union spokesmen said he was "out of town," but was on his .way here. Th c case was assigned to District Judge Walter J. Labuy and hcarint; was set for June 21. Petrillo was charged with coercive practices violating ihe Lea Act, known by sonic as the anti-Pelrillo Law, which makes it a crime to cause or try to cause a radio sta- Uon to hire more employes than it needs.' WAAF is operated by the Drovers Journal Publ!|}iiiig Co i Inc. Federal authorities, expressing confidence that Petrillo would ap- I>car, said a summons rather than a warrant would be issued for him. The information was filed by U. S. Attorney J. Albert Wnll. It contends that station WAAF employs a sufficient number of persons to perform work necessary lo iUs operation. Petrillo, the government charged, attempted to coerce the station to hire three additional musicians whose services were not necessary. rctrillo Invited Ttsl Case Clark said Ihe coercion resulted from Pelrillo's order for the strike and picketing activities by members of his union employed at the Chicago station. At the time that Petrillo calied the strike, he said he expected prosecution and was "ready to face the music." He invited a test of the constitutionality of the Lea Act, which provides maximum penalties of a year's imprisonment' and 'SroOo fine. Petrillo said he and Ihe AFM wer e "committed to the absolute policy of utllzlng all energies and resources to resist this vicious law unless and until we arc told by tlic supreme court of the United Slales that thc Bill of Rights am abolition of slavery do not apply to American musicians, and tha I do not believe the United States Supreme Court will eC • do." Petrillo won out in his last brusl with thc Justice Department. Ii 1942 the then trust-busting Assis tant Attorney • ^General ;Thurrnan Arnold filed suit in the federal court at Chicago asking that Pe trillo be enjoined from carryin; out an ultimatum that th c union no longer play for the making of transcriptions and recordings. Tlie court turned doivn the in junction request Oct. H, 1,942, 01 grounds lhat thc Norris-LaGuar dia Act forbade injunction in labo disputes. Petrillo's stand in thc WAAF strike has been supported by Ih union and by it.s parent organiza tion, the American Federation ot Labor. Blytheville Dully Nc Blythevllle Coulter BlythevlUe R«r«ld Jet-Propcllcd Planes Cross Nation Twice in 12 Hours and 22 Minutes MARCH FIELD, Calif., June 13. GUI')—A new one-clay round-trip 5|>ee<! mark, as well as an east- ii-cst flight record, was held today three jet-propelled p-80 fijjht- planes, whose pilols breakfasted < California .lunched in Maryland ind got home (n time for dinner. The jets set an unofficial o.ist- vesl speed record of G hours 43 nlnutes and r . round-hip record, never prev'.oxvOy sought, or 13 lours 22 minutes. Flying time of (he wesl-bound lash was six hours and one mln- ilc. Bolh records were based on :he elapsed lime, which included three stops for refuelini;, once eastbound and twice wcst-bou'.ul. TH1 DOMINANT NKWBFAFBB OT NOBT^AJTT AMAN8AJ AMO BOp-ngAgT UMBOU1U HI/VTIIKVILLK, ARKANSAS, THUHSDAY, JUNK 13, 1<MU Drug Firm Plans Formal Opening Rothrock to Hold Open House in Remodeled Structure Holhrock Drug Company will hav c its formal opening Saturday after having bcon delnycd, due to remodeling of the building. The store, formerly owned by Ed- Ear Borimi. was purchased by Ed- rile Rcgeiiold, Ed William and Perry Hothrock in April and opened eai- ly in May. after it was imp.-.ssililc • to complete thc remodeling immediately. There will b c souvenirs for tlic women and S'rls and Mr. Rolhrock. manager, will welcome visitors to the store at 3f-E West Main. Thc store, said lo lie thc largest drug store in the state, has been remodeled both on the inside and exterior. Structural glass, in blue and white, was used for tiie front a;-.d the name "Rothrock" will be featured In a decorative sign, :tj be erected tomorrow. Thc entire front was rebuilt with small display windows modernized. th c foyer changed to miXo a largci entry and a single door installed. Tlic interior hns been redecorated in an off-white wl'.h tcuchts of blue and grey, m harmony with the exterior. Fixtures have been painted white and the. founiain stools recovered in blue. All of the largo stock has been rearranged and ths nt\v color theme attractively presents the merchandise. Physical arrangement of thc large building, which extends to House Bankers Approve Big Loan Committee Votes M to 5 to Provide Huge Sum for Britain WASHINGTON, Julie 13. (Ul»> — The House Banking Committee today approved th c $3.150,000,000 British loan. The vole was 20 to 5. Administration leaders had offered the loan as a measure to increase U. a. foreign trade and to bolster great Britain against Communism. Hous e Democratic whip John J. Sparkman said the Senate-approved measure probably will reach the House, floor by the week after next. He expected the house to pass it by a comfortable margin. The measure has encountered tit- tle serious op)x>sition since the com- mlllce began hearings May 14. five months and O lic week after British and American representatives signed the loan agreement in Washington. by Government witnesses, led then Treasury Secretary Fred M. Vinaoii. appeared before thc committee to urged approval of the loan as a means of opening up the bulk of the world's ports to American trade. They argued that without thc loan. Britain would be unable to relax her wartime trade restrictions Vlnson admitted that as things now stand the loan would set up conflicting Anglo-American and Russian economic blocs. .Strong loan support also was given by the American - Banker's Association, thc U. S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL.-CIO and some °f th e major farm organizations. Head of Legion Here Named to District Office J.-M. Cleveland, commander of Dud .Cason Post, American Legion durine- the past year, will serve during the ensuing vear as vice commander of the Fifth District. Mr. Cleveland was elected vice commander at thc district convention Sunday in Harrisbure He and other Blythevilie representatives returned Monday and announcement here of his election was made Tuesday night at the business mcctin.; O f the Dud Cason Post at The Hut. Boycc Dickson of Lepanlo was circled dislricl commander. The district includes five Northeast Arkansas counties. At the session Tuesday night plans were made for election of officers of Blythevllle Legion Post. There arc to be two tickets the Hed and Blue, with two nominating committees elected to choose lists of candidates. To select nominees for thc Keels arc E. A. Rice. II. a. Partlow, Oscar Fcndlcr and James I,. Bruton. Committee for Blue nominees arc if. L,. Hiilscll Jr.. Gene E. Bradley, c. A. Cunningham. Jack Finlcy Robinson ond E. W Burks. Election of officers will be held Allrr. 0. Two guests at thc niccling were Nathan Gordon of Morrilloii, congressional medal of honor recipient, and Major Jefferson W. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou. A new member was Charles Wright. Attorneys Genera/ Shun Labor Squabble LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. June 13 tU.P.)— Ally. Gen. Guy William: ot Arkansas announced today thai he will not call a special meeting of the Southern Regional Association of .Attorney General to consider action against what has beer termed "a labor union invasion o Southern politics." Williams is president of thc association, lie made his decision in answer to a request by Ally. Gen. A Tom WaUson of I-'torida. Williams said that he had talk ed with nine attorneys genera and that all opposed a meeting. "They feel." Williams said, "tha control of the unions Is a question for congressional action and slale ICBislalion." Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and scattered thundcrshowcis north « - -•- .poi'llons today and tonight and the alley. Is prnr-.Mcilly unchanged I south portions Friday No( tmi'c with (lie large '«i,vi>y and am! so warm Friday and 'north portion rear room lo l?e '.is^o for s'.crcige. Settlement Bogs Down Over Wage Bridges Balks Move To Bring Peace on Eve of Walkout WASHINGTON. June 13. (UP.) —Government negotiations in Iho maiillme dispute, after expressing belief thai they were on the verge of obtaining a settlement, ran up against insistent demands of Harry Bridges lor more money for his Longshoremen's and Wnrehousc- nen's Union. It appeared that success or failure of efforts to avert the strike called for midnight tomorrow would depend in considerable de- gi-crn o n solving Hrldgcs' demand or a larger wage increase Ihan Ihe 22 cent-s an hour recommended by a facl-flndlng board. CIO President Philip Murray, laklng a direct hand In the negotiations, told reporters after a three-hour session thai sonic 1s- ues still required "clarification." A source close to the negotiations inter said lhat the Issue ot wages for Bridges' men had not •el been settled. There iv Prc indications of some dissension within thc committee or maritime unity. The commlt- -ee Is composed of one Indepcnd- =nt and six CIO unions which called Ihc slrlkc of 200.000 mari- .11110 workers. It Is headed Jointly >y Bridges and Joseph P. Cumin 'resident of the National Maritime Union. The unions went ahead with strike preparations. Massive rallies were scheduled for tonight in New York's Madison Square Garden ind the west coast ports of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle Officials said there doubtless would be considerable disruption of shipping ev e n if a settlement could be reached between now and the strike deadline at 12:01 a. m Saturda}'. Joseph p. Selly, president of the American Communications Association (CIO)— one of the unions involved—appeared at the negotiations with a discolored left eye and a big patch on the left side of his face. Selly was asked how he got the black eye, which he did not have Ir.st night. "You may ask and then you may answer it yourself," here- Piled. A friend said-he was struck by a taxlcab door. Another negotiator, asked it the unions had experienced some differences, replied "Take a look at the countenances of some of the boys." "We've got some awfully difficult Ihings still to solve and will be lucky lo reach an agreement before the strike deadline," one government official said. In addition to Bridges' refusal to take the fact-finding board's recommendations, Selly - was reported holding; out- for further concessions -for the' radio' operators represented by ACA. The atmosphere appeared more tense r.s the negotiators met for the afternoon session. It contrasted sharply with the optimistic stalc- menls following th c morning session that only technicalities remained to be settled. Committee 'Files' Jackson's Charge Investigation of Justice Black to Await Developments WASHINGTON, June 13. (UP —The House Judiciary Committee today agreed Informally that there is no basis now for a committee Invesllgation of the feud between Supreme Court Justices Robert H. Jackson and Hugo L Black. ClUiirman Hatton W. Sumnerrcn. D., Texas, said after a two-hour closed meeting that the committee had before It nothing except Jackson's cablegram. Since the committee's jurisdiction Is limited lo legislation and impeachment proceedings, he said. "There is no basis for action." He acknowledged that "Ihls thing may be shaping up." but said there is "nothing' before thc committee now." "We do not know what the uturc may bring," he said. "There is no suggestion at the moment for an investigation. Of course we are leaving the whole thing open." sumncrs explained that under ordinary procedure someone would have to ask on the ZIousc floor for institution of impeachment proceedings to obUdn committee action. Such proceedings, he said cannot come from the committee itself. Simmers said "More Information may drift In." He sairl the committee discussed the Jackson-Black controversy at length. But he declined to reveal details. "Of course, all we have before us s this letter and there Is no jur- sdictlon as far as this committee is concerned out of this letter," bumncrs said. "The jurisdiction o! this committee Is limited to Icsls- lalion and Impeachment proceed- Swimming Pool ELGIN. 111.. Juno 13. (UP)—A former Army pilot /.coined low over his own home last night »ml prayed (hat his wife would understand his signal of distress. She did and saved his life. Robert K. Crane, 26. ferrying n Iwo-sejiliT ]>liin e from Wallas. Tex., lo a suburban Chicago sir Held, ran Into a severe utorin north of Peorla, III. His plane had no radio. Ills visibility cut by rain and hall, he squinted through thc darkness and made out the bare oullln c of the Fox Ulvcr. He followed U lo Elgin, his home town. Hut Ihc air tlolrl here Is under construction and has no lights. Using slrc-cl lights and display signs us mi illumlniitcd strccl guide of Ills home town. Crane flew to his own home at ion Highland Avc. Viral he "buw.ed" (lie hous» with (ho motor roaring. Then he cut the motor and /oomed low over (he rooftop, hoping that his wife would undei'Mand. Mrs. crane, listened, (hen ran lo the window. "I knew It was Hob." she said. Quickly she called the sluto police. She lulil Iliem her husbund was In a new plane, with neither radio nor lights, and could not land. A state |x>ltce cur was sent (o the air field. l!u*j-ldly. stale troopers rounded up several motorists parked nearby. They turned on their headlights, focusing Ihem on lite landing strip. Crane landed safely. To Open June 15 Moves Slowly Competent Guards To Be On Duty, Manager Announces Blythcville's Municipal Swimmlni: Pool will open Saturday for ihe 1046 season. It was announced today by Bill Godwin, who will be in charge of thc jrool. Renovation of Hie pool has be-on underway for several weeks with all repairs virtually finished and It is believed Ihc pool will tie kepi In first class shape all the time, he said. The ixiol will be open dally aiut at night, beginning at 1 p.m., wilh children under 12 to be charged 20 cents and those 12 and above to be charged 30 cents. It was announced. Private partlc.-i may rent the pool with the time and price lo be worked out later. Life guards al the pool will be two former service men, Herbert Chllds and John Bruce Wilson. To asslsl Mr. Godwin, tlv; athlclic coach at EMylhcvlllc lllr/h School next year, will be Jack Elliott, Leroy Pruitt,, Kenneth How* and Charles Phillips. Willadcne Daws will sell tickets. : The pool, located at Walker Park, has running water constantly which Is purified under supervision pf. the State Health Dcpnrtmc/.t. In discussing operation i)f' th« pool Ihls year, Mr. Uortwin siKIJ^ day he plans to have coiiipetont'llfe guards on duty at all limes mid to keep the pool, dressing rooms and walkways clean. Food Shortages Remain Serious i QPA Price Increase Fails to Bring , Relief to Shoppers By Unilrd Press Shoppers lined up in major cities today seeking meat that wasn't there, and found bread supplies lagging behind demand despite an OPA-authorlzcd prlc e increase designed to bring more of thc staff of life to market. Reports Indicated that the meat shortage was growing worse 'In many sections. At Chicago, a 28-year-old housewife was stopped by police »'Hen she iried lo jump inlo Ihc Chicago River, she said she atlempted suicide because sh e could find no meat for her children. At Milwaukee, where meat ind bread already were scarce, rcsl- „>.,, llt .-, t ., u[:u ulc nrwms dents went without milk when thc | er basin as "thc ercalcsl Funds Drive $5,137 Reported In Campaign to Finance Activities The Y Finance Campaign Is iiovlUR slowly with slightly more thnn half of Ihe $10.0110 uoal contributed, chairman Kendall Ucrry today announced. Latest reports reveal lhal $!>.137.60 has been received. In addl- lion lo names already published, contributions have been presented by the following: Itlce-Sllx Co., $100; Blythevilie Junior chamber of Commerce, Delta Ciife. Happy Hour Grocery, Osear Alexander imd Harl's Bakery, $50 each; Held, Evrarel and liny, Family shoe Slore, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Green and Mrs. o. W. Riimey. $'25 each. Southern Auto stoves, tlfi; Broadway Lunch, St. Francis Drug Co., Zellncr's Store, the Rev. Harvey T. Klrid, H. C. Blnnkcnshlp and Mrs. D. s. Haley, $10 each- B. 0. Cash, Allen Plckard, Mrs. Joe Shanks, Mrs. George Hamilton and Mrs. Joe Hester, JS each. Governors Seek River Basin Fund Laney and Kerr of Oklahoma Join in Bid for $200 Millions WASHINGTON. June 13. (UP) — Ooy. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma and Gov. Ben Laney of Arkansas today asked the Senate Commerce CommlUce' to override the house and- authorize nn appropriation of from $155,000,000 to $200,000,000 fol development of Ihc Arkansas Rlvci basin. The house approved the cmirc Arkansas River project, but authorized only $55.000,000 for construction of the Ellfallla reservoir. Kerr appeared belor c Ihc committee. He asked that the authorization be raised lo $150,000.000. Laney, in a telegram to the committee, urged authorization of $M)0,000.000. The Arkansas River project Is included In a $511,700.000 Rivers and Harbors Authorisation Hill being studied by the Senate committee. Thc house passed It last week Congress would appropriate Ih'. authorized money later. Tlie entire Arkansas River project would cost $R11.A60.000. Congress AFL Milk and Ice Cream Drivers Union called an unscheduled strike. The milk supply from 10 large dairies was cut off. Two-thousand soft coal mlncr.5 at Oillcsple. III.; called off « strike scheduled to begin last night to protest thc meat shortage, which had been reported "unusually severe" in that area. Thc miners voted to continue work after thc Department of Agriculture, through pn Illinois representative, allotted 6.000 ixmnds of meat per month for the miners and their famili.;s. In New York, because of Hie meat shortage New Yorkers had cut deeply into poultry reserves and tradesmen feared an increase In black markcl acllivllos. A serious shortage of poultry may be averted, they believed, if more poultry already has approved J76.5CB,OOo it for flood control projects. Kerr described the Arkansas Jiiv ... . landlocked and flood-ridden area of the Mississippi Valley." "I urgently appeal for an crease of the authorisation lo $200,000.000 In order lo begin the navigation feature of this program,'' Laney snld. "Tile economic advantages which will accrue lo Ihc region affcc'eil as a result of development of the Arkansas River fully warrants inch in appropriation." Sen. John L. McCIcllan, D.. Ark., a committee member, said he did not sec how there could be .my serious objection lo Increasing Die authorization to f 155.000.000 "cO we can iK'gln the whole program." Kerr also requested the committee to authorize Hie corps of engineers .to study possible extension of navigation through the pro- SINGLE COPIES FIVa CENTS ' — .. fc/»«.v««-J*a VVTA MC~J FlVJd V>&PI ID Maritime Strike Aviator in Tight Spot Pins Hope MAIM* IA lift AHA H./ f~i T Settlpnu.n» Rnn< On ""*<*«*'«* Wife; Wins MOVC tO Lift OPA PflCC COntfOlS JvlllvlHCIII UUUj ELGIN. 111.. Juno 13. (UP)-A flew to lit, <>M-,> i,,..,. im-i A f. • • • _ ' On Food and Farm Commodities Rejected by Members of Senate Byrnes Departs For Crucial Big Four Conference Texan Warns Against Allowing Russians To Upset Program WASHINGTON, June 13. all'! The American delegation to the crm-lal lilt; Pour foreign mt'ilslrra roiifei-riice Ictt for Paris today wtlh Sen. Tom Connally. I)., r-.-x., warning lhat Hie United Klulcs should not allow Uussla to upset the peace-will Ing program. The delegation was headed by H,-c- rclaiy ot Slate James !•'. livinrs and Included Connally and H-n. Arthur H. Vandmiiicrg. li., Midi., us advisers. President Truman wi-nl lo Ihe airport witli (hem. hut had IILIte ehanee tor serious talk with Ihem today, Ilyrnes will make a !.isl-(HI-,n effort lo obliiln agreement nn pence Irealles with the defeated Kuropi-an nations. Connally lefi behind r> Klul-.'mnil Haying Unit if ihe Illi; Four niniinl reach speedy agreement at I'nrls they should adjourn and ellh'.Y'cull n 21-nation peace conference- or make sepamte treaties with the defeated nations. Without specifically mentioning Russia, he left no doubt Ilia-, the United States was impatli'iu with Soviet ladles blocking peat-.: treaty agreements. "It Is unreasonable." ho said, in f.ppurcnt reference to Uiif.sla, "to upset the whole peace prmjrum. We i-liould not tolerate,such a slum- Mqn." Rep. Everett M. Dlrk.wn, U. Til.. In a speech lo. thc Huu.re, assured the Arrlerlcpn .^delegiUiH ,i,hai the. effectuate an peaw and lo ~... nn;y U^UUNL-U, n nioie pu'miy sion of navigation inrotigii the pro- :ind meat are made available al-I posed Eiifaiila Reservoir lo ccntr.il tcr^July 1. I Oklahoma. Veteran's First Aid Training Helps Save Life of Cripple'd Girl Chicago Rye July . 1S8',4 158V.. 158". 158V. Sept . 158'i ISB'.i 158!!; IMtt Hospital atlcndanls today R.ive credit to former Sergt. O. C. Carter, now a student In Southern Cullfge, Pocahontas, for having saved the lite of 18-year-old Maud Altec Vaughan ot West Rlrtgc who la.it week was run down by a coinblno as she walked along Highway 40 near her home. Thc girl, an Infantile paralysis victim since she was a child, is in Campbell's Clinic In Memphis and Is on thc road to recovery today because of first aid given by thn war veteran who expertly administered first aid and stopped the flew of blood from a badly manijird "iiooil" leg. Miss Vaughun's "good" kit leg today is encased in a plaster cast and doctors cling lo hopes thai she may be able to use It a-jaln. The other Jes bears thc scars of infantile paralysis In babyhood,. On her way to attend prtiycr seiv- iccs last Wednesday iiiRht. MIM.is Vaughun was struck and dragged 35 yards by a combine which was being moved along the highway near her home In southwestern Mississippi county. Miss Vaughau. a senior at A>fi<>sls- slppl County High School at West Ridge, Is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe VauRhau of that communltv. She is our of eight childriM. |w> others of w!v>m also have been vic- lims. ol infantile paralysis. Upper House Moves Toward Final Vote on Extension Bill WASHINGTON. June III. (UJM-Thc Senate. sno- .fr., I " ,'""' , v " tu °" tllc OI>A extension bill, today """• m " 1 '» 'i','."?™ !»•'«! controls of virtually him (•ommodilms, linilKT, polrolcum ami to lui Mandamus Case Is Advanced Judge Killough To Hear Fisher Petition Tomorrow The Civil term ol Circuit Court, moved slowly („ H close this lUUv- noon with only three cases disposed of since the session opened Monday. The mandamoiis suit, in which II. K. Msher necks lo compel ihe Mississippi counly Democrallc Cen- -ral GMtimilltce place Ids niniie «» I Ihe bullot u.s u vniidkliilu for '.he I office of slale rc;uTscntallve, Is I'Xpccleii to bo heard tomorrow. The commlllee had imnomuvd Ills mime would not appear because I"' did not personally .sign I lie parly loyalty plcdue. H L . i s L ,t for " removal to 21 mjainal their endeavors to early and equitable salvage freedom." Truman Mcr.s Them Oir "We expect llicn," he said, "to face up to the arrogiince. ihe sniping, the lack of cooperation and the exorbitant demands which have thus far characterized thc actions of thc Soviet delegation. " Emphnsl/.lnt! the Importanc-j he attaches lo the meeting. Mr. Truman accompanied Byrnes to the National Airport to sec him off and wish him good luck. Sens. Tom Connally. D,, Tex., and Arlhir H Vandcnberg, it., Mich., who again will advise Byrnes at Paris, rod.' lo the airport wild the President and Byrnes. Before leaving the while House. Byrnes conferred briefly willi (he President. At the airport, Byrnes was nv-r- hearcl lo tell Undersecretary ol •State: Dean Achcson: "There's a hell of a lot of trouble-,but I hope they straighten out " Byrnes left for the crucial nig I'our meeting with liiu c mm 1 .' than hope -and prayers— that prorrcvi on peace treaties could bemado at th« conclave opening Friday. He holds that another fallilre would he "a defeat lor mankind' nml probably widen (lie gup between Uic West and, RusMa. Byrnes and his party Iclt aluarcl Ihe President's plane, the four- motored "Scared Crow " Cash and Carry Sale Of Army Surplus Begins Tomorrow at Air Field A "Detail .Sale" Is lo t )c conduct e<l at Ulytheville Army Air Hcl< beginning tomorrow which will be a different, method of dlspos- ....... 0 ,im:i a <>•• Ing of properties at this tiel:l now I clashes between present In' the Ncu'y, Slated for a hearing Satur:lny. Olrciilt Clerk Harvey Morris said tills afternoon 11 appeared that the '«f cases, ready for trial, would finished this . afternoon and Unit the mandamoiis petition wo\il(J be heard tomorrow monilnij. cUi'icle P. Cooper, attorney, filed the suil for Mr. I'-isher. All of yesterday was consumed 111 the case of Mrs. Nora Wells vs Mrs. J. J. Johnson, In which, the plalnllff soiiKht damages of $1.250 on grounds she slipped on the steps or a -house owned by Mrs. Jolm- •fln. Mrs. Johnson won the suit-. id B. cook represented Mrs. Wells nnrt Hi;, de/cndnnl's attorney was Flank .o. Douglas. Judge \Vnller'Klllim-jh of Wynne Is presiding over the court which bud :tl) cases on docket but /aw were ready for trial. ('CO. The iinivndiiicnt. was offered by Ben. Klinui- Thomas, D., okla.'It Was the- 111031 sweeping proposal "ffiTi-d In the a.-nn' The vute was 01 Ihe Thomas plan. Kvcn wllh Its defeat, howcv'ar, Ihe .Senate bill sill) retain? provl- liiuiis ''o end pr!<;e restrictions on livestock, meat, d'.iir 1 ' r.nd tnultV' Droducts on June M.' H also would Increase manufacturers' and dealers' profits on many product;!. Administration otfk-i.il freely lirnlliilrd thul rresirlcnt Tru- iiiun miulil vel u Itic bill If U rrailii's dlrn In such a form. 'I'liey did mil ihlnk Congress would override n Veto. In sucli i» «»!:!•, (.-niiKri-ss wtiul.l have to lake iiiiollicr look at w hal it w.inls lo dn to Ol'A. Thomas asked tho Senate to'or- <lcc an end to ttinvrcls on limner, I petroleum, cotton, milk, livestock, Kin-op, wool, poultry, f| s h a'.ul phell- flsh. grain, pcaiuils, fruits and vegetables and their products. The Thomas measure was Iho | last major niii,.>:iilmt-nl remaining to be acted on l)a[urc the.volt on the whole will. Thomas presented statistics lo show Hint prcduction of ill items so far above pre-war levels that price cclltniig should be removed. Sen. Sheridan Downey, D Cal. conceded thai production la up, but uddcrt Hint,' so Is buying power. He said this 'menns that the supply still in short ol the Demand. He Insisted on retaining price controls King Humbert Flies From Rome Italian Premier Becomes Acting Chief of State "n a "slaiidby" .slutiis and reduced to a b.K'n minimum of equipment, by th,> War Department which owns the field. Tlic sale will be at what Is known as the Blar ; llangat. beginning at 9 o'clock, vv'.lh ai; iiem« to be sold for cash rtt piices mark- June in. (UP) — King Humbert n left Home by plane today for an undisclosed destination 11 few hours after Pranlr.r Alclde dc Gaiijicrl took over as Icitiiioi'iiry chief of state by order of his cabinet. Humbert left Clampino airport imlslde Home at l:lft p.m. U0:ir> T) aboard ,1 four-cngliied Italian Savola-Marcliclti. A parly of about 25 persons traveled with him. There was much confusion about the klng".s next move in reply to •in early morning cabinet commun- lt|iie announcing (hut, do C!ii.->perl ''•as legal chief of slate under the "Kovorcljin will of the people." This move ovcrrod c Humbert's claim that he remained sovereign until a formal proclamation of a republic by the supreme court. Earlier thc king had said he was willing to leave Home but would remain in Italy until thc proclamation expired June 18. The cabinet's announcement, Us most decisive step to dale, was mad,- after a day of rioting and Monarchies and ed oh (hem. No bid'; ivnl taken. Robert it was announced V.- Capt. II. Duke. Salvage o':t|c-:r. Thr as wrenches. SOCKI-'S oi all drill.!, reamers, screw- ilrtve.-.s-, clec- soldering irons, giu-ijaqc cans, hand cart-s. one-gallon glass jugs, work benches and tables. Each buyer mn.it furnish transportation to remove propeiiy a:> purchased, it was ainoimccd. Public Health Worker Injured Near Manila Henry Burnett, 65-yrar-old em- ploye of the Public Hcallh service, Republicans In Koine. I'alcrmo. Ta- ranlo and l!ei; ( ;lo Calabria. Naples, where heaviest fielding occurred earlier, was in a .state of semi- scijje. M i 1 i t a r y rein rot-cements guarded streets and public buildings.'Gatherings ot morc than 10 persons were forbidden. I>cmonstralnrs lliu-1 Grenades One iMiliccmnn and three civilians ---- '*cro injured in Palermo late yes- property Inci'iJra sunn Hems terriay .Demonstrators threw hand :lws, grenades and tired rifles outstle Communist headquarters at Reggio Calabria, at the loc of Italy. Net result of the night's statements was that the government openly called itself a rfpublio while the king with equal vehemence refused to leave thc country until the Supreme Court acts. The king's offer to leave Rome but not Italy was contained in a letter to the cabinet, tn firm language the king promised to abide by Ihc electoral decision, once it became official and unconlcs1al>:c. Thc cabinet view is that this jou- until production and demand 'tra In balance. V'X Downey. (Hicsttoived .flSoinas' con- tcnslon that tbe'^dun'tiy...hitt:jii-fnr.: grcaler production' of merit now than before th« war. He alsu argued that the OPA has slrwadv signified Its intention to free petroleum of control and that it has not done so because of the threatened maritime strike. Once the strike Is setled, Downey said, he expected OPA to end pc- Irolcum controls Immediately. A slrong majority yesterday put Into the hill an amendement of Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., to re- cuilre th c OPA to allow producers and processors their selling prices of October, 1941, plus subsequent rises in material and labor costs. The Scnalc bill in its present for provides for: The extension of OPA for one year mull Junj 30, 1347. End of price conlrols on meat, livestock, poultry, e^gs. mil'c «nd dairy products on J'.me 30. :i. Extension of [he subsidy pro- Kiam for ten months tc- May 1. 10VT, but with pnynum',5 reduced from more Ihiin the requested $2,700,000,- UOO to fl.lOO.COO.UOO. Zinc, lend ;ind copper subsidies would -;ciiitii\uc! for a full yea,-. •1. Transfer of au'.liorl.'.y ovf r "ng- licullmal pric'H from pl'A to tli» Agriculture Department. 5. Establishment ol a special board of decontrol to direct removal--of price restrictions on non-agricultural commodities. fri.cturrri his left , when he while - dllion was fulfilled three days ago fcll yesterday afternoon spraying near Manila. I K. I NX s~* Removed to Blythevllle Hospital,', f\J Y LOttOD his condition today was satisfac- ' '-''•" lv -"' lory. Mar. 2S53 2971 He was spraying DDT over a May 2948 2968 ditch, one and a half miles west | July 2908 2027 of Manila, when he fell over a t Ocl £M3 2951 limb, lo causv; Ihe accident. I Deo 20-18 2557 2964 2961 2924 5933 2.143 2918 2060 2953 2948 2908 Kiwanians Hear Experiences Of Major Speck III.-, experiences as a prisoner -f.f Ihe Japanese were discussed by Stajor Jefferson 'W. Speck of Frenchman's Bnyou, giiesl speaker yesterday at thc luncheon meeting of th e Kiwanis Club nl Hotel'-Noble. Major Speck, candidate for state Senate, told of (he trip on a prison ship from Manila to Japan. He discussed the character of the Japanese and their treatment or prisoners. J. Nick Thomas of Hopkinsville. Ky.. former Blylhevillc : resident and Kiwanis Club president, spoke briefly. Other guests Included Bob Graves, clarence Gunn of Memphis. Staff Scrgt. Dun Seal, recruit- Ing officer; J. P. Carroll, Y secretary who recently came here from Lakr. Charles. La., and J. Cecil Lowe, local merchant. T. F. "Doc" Dean, vice pres'irrl, conduclcd the session, president Freeman Robinson is attending a Klivanls Convention this week In Atlantic city. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. June 13. <OP' —Cot Ion closed steady. Mar 2958 2914 29S6 2064 May 2S55 2969 »50 2963 July 2914 2927 3911 2920 Oct 2933 2953 2930 2939 Dec 2950 2870 2949 2961 Chicago Wheat July . 198'i 198'i 198',i laii Sept . 103'i 138

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