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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O* NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 56 Blytheville Dally New* BlytheviUe Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 27, l'J'19 TWKLVK PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Shanghai Falls Quietly Under Communist Rule Reds Round Up Nationalist Troops; Woosung Fort Taken By Fred llumpson SHANGHAI. May M. WV-Th Red blanket of Communism ciuletl enveloped all of Shanghai today The gunfire ceased. The last Na tionalist holdouts surrendered. Veleran troopers peacefully car- 1 lied Red rule Into the northern part of the world's fourth largest city. The Communist occupation was complete three days after It began. Red political officers began taking over the government of the greatest Asian commercial center and its 6.000,000 people. The Nationalist garrison of Woosung Fortress folded up. The government evacuation fleet pulled out. down the Yangtze and into the East iJ^na Sea. >Trhe ships left behind the Nationalist troops who had failed to make the 10-mile northward march down the Whangpoo River esca]>e corridor from Shanghai to Woosung. How many only the Reds would know after they had rounded them up. Hold Bridges Two Days The sharp—but minor—fighting for Shanghai really was over -last night. But not until today did the handful of Nationalist rearguards who made the filial, mad stand in the heart of the city make up their minds to quit. For two days they had held the bridges across Soochow Creek which flows through downlown Shanghai and into the Whangpoo at the north end of the famous Bund. And they held the big modern buildings that commanded the bridge approaches. Their orders were to hold the bridges, to protect the Shangha garrison's withdrawal to Woosung Tile number of casualties in th fighting that made a battleground out of such thoroughfares as Hi Bund and Peking Road was »o known. ^ Some sources put, the clvilia J%>ad and wounded at less limn 200 —practically all Chinese. Chines newspapers said the toll was "se\ era! hundred," most of them Na tionalist soldiers. The surrender of the last Soocho Creek defenders—those holed up the 17-story Broadway mansions and I the seven-story Embankment Build-1 ing—were ama'r.rut afV..ks. Phone Calls End I'ijhts Tn Broadway Mansions, arrangements were made by Henry Topper, an Austrian with the International liefuget Organization, with the aid of my wife, Margaret. By telephone calls through Chinese Interpretevj Uiey anally talked the handful ot Nationalist machine gunners in the building into giving up. "We had to convince them their officers had quit," Topper said. Negotiations in the Embankment Building handled by John Powell, American editor of the China Weekly Reviev , come other foreigners and some Chinese civilians. A Communist news policy was expected shortly. Meanwhile, foreign news agencies were permitted to continue serving news to Shanghai papers and to file dispatches overseas freely. No restrictions have been imposed upon their activities. Trapped Civilians Relieved as Battle Of Shanghai Ends By John Powell SHANGHAI. May 27. (R't—Vor hours my wife and I lived in a building that was the target of the Chinese civil war—the Embankment Building of Soochow Creek where 1,000 civilian* were trapped, A collective sigh of relief went up when the battle ended. It almost shook the building as vio- lentlv as the mortar blasts. You could follow the surge of the battle by walking through the corridors. When the fire came from the front everybody crouched back in the halls. When it shllteri everybody rushed to the front keeping as many walls as possible between them and HIE guns. When the first rifle bullet came through our apartment windows my wife promptly named the place Powell's Purple Heart Palace. The bullet, half spent, bounced off the wall, entered the bathroom and fell into a washbowl. "A good clean shot," said my wife. The telephone was a headache. It is located near a window and friends kept calling about our safety when it was risky to get near the windows. Caruthersville Gets Assurance Oi New Bridge Engineer Tells C. of C. Structure to Be Built But Hard Work Ahead | Probers May Put Tighter Checks On AEC Spending : arm Proposals o Be Explained Extension Workers From Misseo ro Go to Little Rock Meeting Delegations from six Southeast. Missouri towns and another from Dycrsburg, Tenn.. met last night with the Caruthersvtllc Chamber of Commerce at Its Ililrrt annual meeting to hear a discussion of plans for obtaining a bridge across the Mississippi River. MaJ. Gen. K J. Sverrtrup, con- sulllni encineer of SI. Ixiuls, was Ihc principal speaker and he told Ihc 125 or more attending thf dinner meethiR in the Flrsl lUnllsl Church In Caruthfrsvtlle that be 'now Is sure the bridge, a loll structure, will ne built. I have jood reason to believe U »1H be built, and can see no reason why this area should be denied this project." While General Sverdrup was emphatic In his assertion that the bridge would be built, It abo wa. positive In his assertion that there is much hard work to be done be fore the span can be financed aud the actual building started. Ther was no Indication concernine long it will take to get the struc ture out of the planning stages an the contract awarded. Congressman Paul C. Jones o Kcimett attended the meeting an pledged his efforts to get favorab action on the proposal in Congre.s. when the matter reaches that leg Ulative body, which must rail action by the Missouri and Ten nessee legislatures seeking the cr ation ol a bridge commission. The matter now is before t Mifsour! lawmakers in Jelfers City and J. P. Patterson, scci lary of the Caruthersville Cbamb WASHINGTON, May 27. W)— Congressional InvesllBiitois of the Atomic Energy Commission (AfX)) laid plans today to put tighter checks on the ngem-y's spending. Chairman McMnhou (D-Conn) snld alter a meeting of the Senate-House Atomic Committee that measures nn> being considered "which undoubtedly will take the form of legislation" to require "prc-npproval" by the joint committee ot "major" AUC spending projects. The AEC Is asking over a billion dollars lo finance Its activities In the 12 months beginning July I. McMahon totil a news confcr- ice thnt no decision was reached a closed door committee se.s- on on how broad the commlt- ce should make Us Investigation f Ihc administration of AKC hull-man David E. Llllcnllial. 'he group will meet again Tues- ny. McMahon said the delay was at he request »f Senator Hlcken- oopcr Ill-Iowa) who reportedly old the committee he needs the vcckcnd "for preparation" of his uggestlons. Hickcnloopcr has demanded the ouster of Ullenthal on grounds of Incredible mismanagement" and 'maladministration." Congress Faces Longer Session To Finish Work President Indicates He Wants His Program Acted on This Year A study of farm proposals now n effect, and those being proposed vlll be marie at a special two-day ueeting of county agents and assistant county agents and farm ^ ...... organization leaders, at Little Rock, | o[ com m crce , informed the gro Monday and Tuesday. 1 !a5 t night that a vote on the a The meeting was arranged by the ..... -----State Extension Service and representatives of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, Farmers Union, the Agriculture Council have been invited to participate in the aud tion to set up the bridge comm sion is expected in Jefferson C by the middle of next week. War Memorial Names Listed 100 Submitted for Inclusion on Marker; Want None Omitted Hy Vrunc-ls M. le Mivy WASHINGTON. May 37—(/!>). Congress nuiy be asked lo work well Into the sl^.lhiB Washington summer to put thrcuKh more of President Truman's broad legislative program. Mr. Truman said as much yesler- day. He told a news conference he hopes lo .sec a major parl of his program enacted before Congress nulls—and then added flatly thai this doesn't, mean Congress will adlourn July :t!. Smne members have talked about such u qulUlliiK dale. House Speaker llaybum (D-Texl commented: "Before Congress adjourns. It Is going to enact a very full ami constructive program. There h n s been no agreement among leaders of Congress and White House for Ihc exclusion of any legislation." Newsmen generally got the Impression from Senator I.IICMIS (D- Illl, In talking with him Tuesday, that only three major measures remain on the Senate's "must" lisl for this session. Mr. Truman told his news conference he still stands for everything In the program he presented In January. And he said some news accounts of the Lucas Interview— which occurred after Congressional leaders conferred at the While House—do not agree with Lucas' own version. Labor Y1I1I May Rr Next Lucas amplified this ,i\ter. Some Soviets Plan Air Maneuvers In Paths of Airlift Planes as Rail Traffic Stalls Completely *Reds Disclaim Responsibility For Damages Britain Refuses to Extradite Eisler But U.S. to Keep Seeking His Return Pulaski County Officers Plan Homicide Bureau To Halt Murder Rate discussions. Farm agencies In Arkansas have also been asked to send representatives. This will Include the Production and Marketing Association, and the Farmers Home Administration. 0 Aui'.-i-:.' n. date-', associate director of the extension service, said that a complete educational pro* gram for farn.ers wax to be formulated with the two-day meeting a basis for most, of the educational information. Four to Attend From Mls«co Mr. Gates said that arrangements have been made with the United States Department of Agriculture to supply persons thoroughly familiar with the Agriculture Conservation Act of 1938, its amendments f 1948. and those to be effective i 1950, as well as proposals submitted recently by the Secretary if Agriculture, to lead discussions In addition to personnel from Vashington, there will be represen- atives from the College of Agri- .ulture at- the .University of Arkan;as. Those to attend from Mississipp 3ounty will Include Keith J. Bil brcy and E. B. Chandler, count agent and assistant county agen for North Mississippi County, an D. V. Maloch and William S. Wat son. county agent and assistan county agent at Osceola. is in ,it was The legislature in Tennessee a ready has acted and the measure before the Missouri legislature '= identical with thc act passed Tennessee earlier this year explained. Verne Fnrcnm of Dyersburf. Tenn., ht»dtrt a delegation from that city to the Carulhersville^ merlin^- Missouri towns, which were represented, included: Stede, Holland. Haj-tl, rortacevWe, Ken- nclt and Sikcston. M. S. G\vimi of Sikcston. mem- l>er of the Missouri Highway Com mission, and Lacy J. Roberts of See TOLL BRIDGE on Page W r LITTLE ROCK. May 27. Authorities of homicide - plaguec Pulaski County plan to work together more closely to prevent and solve future slayings. Prosecutor Edwin Dunaway said only the lack of formal approval bj the City of Little Rock is holding up formation o r a four-agency Pulaski County Homicide Bureau. He said the county sheriff's of [ice, State Police and North Little Rock police have agreed to partici pair. Peace Bid by Ford Rejected by Union DETROIT, May 27. Wj—A company peace bid to settle the 23-day Ford strike was rejected today by the ClO-United Auto Workers. 'Ford's prO]>osa! covered arbitration of work standards on disputed Non-Communist Oaths Signed By Railroad Union CLEVELAND. May 27. M>l—He marking "we are eating humble pic." Rail Brotherhood Chief A. F. Whitney disclosed today he and his officers had stoned non-Communist affidavits required by the Taft- Hartley Act. Lonz a foe of thai law, Whitney bad criticized its provisions that unions could not use thc services of the National Labor Relations Board unless their ofliccrs had signed. "We arc forced lo stultify ourselves by signing the affidavits In order to protect thc interests of 16000 members now working on bus lines." he said. "Rut we're still opposing the Tail-Hartley Art." Whitney often harl called the. Taft-Hartley Act a "slave labor law." The brotherhood chief said he had signed, adding that "we nrc A partial list of war dead from World Wars I and II was released today by Curtis J. Lltllc. president of the Mississippi County Memorial Asoclation, and he snld that contributions were still being sought to reach thc $5.000 need to construct thc memorial to the war heroes. In connection Mr. Little pointed out thnt the list is still not complete, lit that space is being left on the lemorial for additional names to be ngravcd on the marker later. He reed that relatives or friends of hose who were killed In service ontact him as quickly »s possible f they have additional names. (The complete llsl of names Is bein£ published today In ill) advertisement v^onsored ^yj I h e-. memorial association on rune 3. "While the 103-names to be engraved on the marker Isn't near the correct number," Mr. Little said, 'It Is enough to cause people lo stop and think and realize thai their love lor the U.S.A. cost them their lives." \ Funds Needed lor Memorial Mr. Little emphasized the fact that most of these war heroes had no great properties, bonds or money to protect, but that they stood between the enemy and their loved ones, and al Ibe same, time protected those too old to fight, and those who were busy looking on the home fronl during thc years of the war "There is not much we can do fo the soldiers who did not return to receive benefits bestowed by a great ill government." he said. On Memorial Day, Monday, spec al tribute should be paid thes heroes, arid thai tribute should b backed up with contributions to th news accounts of what he said were WASHINGTON, Mlly 37. (iVt—llrKaln toiluy rr'fuscd lo send Cli'l'llnrl Kisler buck to tho Unllcd Slutes to -serve out two prison sentences: but Attorney General Tom Cluik saUl here Hint this country lui.s not given up Us efforts lo t;cl Die "No. 1 U. a. Communist" extradited. In London, n llo\v Street Munls- tinU''.s Court rejected an Anu'rU-an demand Hint Ulster be t'xh-iiilttnl. I Commenting on the action, Clark] Mild: | "Tlic I low HI reel rlccWun In I In- cusp ol GVrhni'l Klsti'r. us reported In llu 1 press, appears lo be based on the most, narrow technical grounds. "We shall exerl every effort [o secure llu 1 return u[ the lunllh'e." At the .Stall) Department. Press Oiriccr Hover Tubby told reporters he undci'.stooil from the department's Iritnl officers lha.1 Iheic Is no right, to appeal open to Hie American Kovr-riiment. The Ilrltlsh court's rejection ot the American demand that h'lslci lie extnullicd left Elsler — eallei America's No. 1 Communist by n Congressional committee—dec lo BO on lo the soviet /.one ol Ger ninny—pcrnuiiieiilly out of Anierl can grasp. Mcunwhlle, In New York. Mr Elsler wlllulrcw her court aetlo .scoklnR a release Iiom Kills I.sliin and a deportation hearing was si tor Wednesday. Her counsel, In wltlulnuvlnR tl courl acllon. told Federal Jwli, Murray llulhcrl thnt she desired complete and some were not, he said. What he had told reporters, he added, was thnt Congress wants I to ndjourn July 31. but thai If the work was not finished It would have to stay In session. In his new interview, Lucas snld the bill calling for repeal of the Taft-Hnrtley Labor Act my be thc next big measure considered by the Senate. Previously, extension o( the reciprocal Trade Act had been first on the list, with ratiflctation of the North Atlantic Treaty second and the labor bill third. Bui Liir-ns s«ld the foreign affairs committee Is not ready for pact ratification, and th* illness of Senator George D-Gal, who heads thc committee •handling Die trade measure, may orce labor Into the top spot. Other measures on the Trmnnn program Include such Hems as a iroposed M.000.000,000 lax boost, compulsory health Insurance, civil rights, Social Security expansion, and farm legislation. In his news conference. Mr. Tni- said specifically that he still leave Ihc country as soon as posslb Cirrlmrt Klsler lo Join her husband In Europe. In Washington, however, Ihc Justice Sen lilSI-KIt "U THRO S 2 Murder Cases To Be Tried Here Carpenter to Face Jury in Death of Employer Last June Two flriit degree murder cuse nncl a rupe cnse arc scheduled fo trial In Ihe Chlckusawba District o the Mississippi County Circuit com 1 during nil ndjourncd term wlik-l will lie convened June 1, llorve Morris, circuit clerk, disclosed today Juclijc Zal 11. llEirrison will pie side anil H. G. Parllow, proseciitln attorney, hits Indicated that a wee or 10 days may lie required to hen the Ihrec rases. Scheduled for Irlnl arc the follow Seniors to Get Viplomas Tonight 110 in Graduating Class, Largest in History of B. H. S. Mississippi County Memorial Assocl atlon. as a tangible evidence of our j thanks. Mr. Little said. No special services have been planned by the association for memorial day, but it is believed that work will continue through the next few weeks to raise additional funds. The association needs about $1 000 more to finance the marker. Some Offices to Close. Monday In Dlythcvllle business will, for the most part, conlinuc. Monday. However, postal service will be reduced to a minimum, with no city nor rural deliveries, except for box service and delivery of perishable packages. The Fanners Hank and assembly lines in two struck plants eating humble pic" In order to fight j Trust company and thc First Na- concerned only with I off raids on his union by others. J tinn!ll Bllllk v .ill be closed all day. It '• whether work standards impair the Participation by Little Rock has! "health or safety" of employe.?, in been recommended by Police Chief .ManIn Polls. Dnnauay said he hopes formal approval by "the capital city will come in time to permit establishment of t'ne bureau next week. line with the Pord-UAW contract. The union has insisted that thc powers ol the arbitrator be limited to whether thc company has Hie vijht to work employes in excess ol 100 per cent of "normal work standards." The BRT claims a total member- shin o! 215.000. "They're attempting to take some of our contracts away from us." he said. "But. this has nothing to do with Diir relations will) the railroads. They are exempt from the Taft-Hartley Act and arc covered by thc Railway Labor Act. New York Stocks IL'lnsing Stocks) A T i: T 140 3-8 Amcr Tobacco 701-8 Anacomia Copper 283-8 Beth'Steel 263-8 Hollywood Tinsel, Riches of the East Mingled in Wedding of Rita and Aly Chrysler Ceca Cola Gen. Electric Gen. Motors ......... Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int. Harvester .... k National Distillers .. Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum J. C. Penney Standard of N J Texas Corp Scars. Koebuck U S Steel Southern Pacific 49 1-8 131 1-4 35 1-2 56 1-8 51 1-2 ! U 24 17 7-8 20 1-8 U 1-4 15 1-2 47 5-8 66 1-8 . 53 1-8 68 1-8 40 1-4 York Cotton NF.W ORLEANS. May 27. m CloMiig collon ^violations: High Low Close July 3230 3218 3228-29 Oct 2888 2880 2887 D-c 28156 2862 28H7-B ;• -, 2r,1 2P51 V856-B May 28U 2833 2842-B Bv Harvey Hudson VALLAURIS. France. May 21— i,lV-Hadiaut Rita Hayworth of Ihe movies became the princess bride of Aly Khan today in a ceremony pcr- .'ornied by this town's Communist uayor It was a town hall ceremony spangled with some of Hollywood's tinsel and the riches of thc east. The ceremony climaxed a 10- month court-ship—some called it a road-show romance—for Rita. 31, and the 38-year-old heir to millions. She has been a Roman Catholic; he is a Moslem. Cheered by 500 villagers. Ihe couple drove slowly away In a grey Cadillac convertible. A reception .seavy with lobsters and champagne awaited at Ihe Chateau de I/lIori- xon—the prince's house, where he wanted to hold the wedding. (The French government said no). Rita, who used to be Margarita Canstno of Brooklyn, wore a big picture hat of blue »nd a blue Paris-designed gown that came down to thc calves of Ihc le"s that helped m^"^ her faii^-is in l 1 ^ movies. The Aly Khan, forsaking hie snorts plaids for Ihe clay, wore striped trousers, a double-breasted black jacket, while shirt and grey tie. Mayor Paul Bergon wore a dark serge suit enlivened by thc tricolor ed sash betokening his office. The simple civil ceremony—the couple answered "oui" to questions —was over only eight minutes after he couple arrived. Rita in thc big convertible and Aly by a back door. The ceremony was at 11:16 a.m. '4:16 a.m.. Central Standard Time!, and they left thc town hall at 11:32 a.m. It was a double ring ceremony; Ihcy put on their rings after Derl- gon pronounced them man and wife. Then they got their wedding cerit- icalc, and emerged into a shower of rice. Rita was carrying two bunches of flowers. She had taken orange blossoms Into the town hall and the mayor presented her a bouquet ol white roses. A hot sun shone down on the blue Mediterranean, two miles away Tills was th' third mnrriape for Set KITA-ALV on Pa«t 1 and several of the county and slate offices will be closed. In the Court House the countj nnd circuit clerks offices will be closed, along with thc assessor's, sheriffs, judge's and county school supervisor's offircs. Thc Public Welfare Child Welfare and thc North Mississippi County Health Unit will also be closed. Offices in thc City Hall to be closed will Include: the State Revenue office, the Farmers Home administration. Draft Hoard and local U. S Army and U. S. Air Force Recruiting Station. wants the tax increase as a means of keeping thc government's Income even with its spending. Hut he also said the treasury Is considering a plan by Pep. Mills (D-Ark> to do (he same IhliiR by Speeding up corporation tax payments. Mttle Ohnncr, Hem There has been little Inclination In Congress to raise luxes. And— despite thc President's firm stand —administration leaders ay privately there Isn't much chance of pas- ing many of the other Truman proposals this year. For Instance, thc health Insurance proposal— attacker] by lenders In he medical profession as "soclal- ,zed medicine"- Is not expected to come to a vote before next session. Hope also Is waning tor final action this year on such legislation Social Security expansion and thc President's civil righls program. While thc multi-billion dollar housing bill approved by thc Senate has run Into a House Economy drive, administration men still think they can push It through. Another Senate-approved measure — I no SMD.MO.OOO federal nlr! to education bill—also may collde with thc economy forces. Farm legislators arc Insisting upnn action before Congress nulls on a bill lo assure strong and high farm mg cases: E. R. McGnlia. Rlythevllle cn| pentcr, who is charged wllh tl murder in June of lasl year of Mar Giles Blancliard his employi'r. Hot men wei r: carpenters and Ulnlic ard'.s death followed a flRht at. lumber yard. He was knocker! down, according to witnesses, nnd suffered a fatal Injury when his head struck thc pavement. His case wiis scheduled for trial In court here la.st November. At that time McGaha entered a |)leu of Insanity as a rlefen.se and was ordered commuted to the Slate Hospital In Little Rwk for observation. Hospital alltlmrities rc(K>rted thai the defenrinnl l.s -sane. To Try flay f'nunty Case Here In the oilier murder case. I .con Ogles of Rector. Clny County. Is to he Irleil here on n change of venue. He is alli-Rrcl to hnve killed Tom Green, town marshnl al Rector, on June 'Jfi. inifl. Thc rlef-n- Is nt liberly under SI5.0IM) Si-hnnl afUrhil* annoiicm'd IhU iiflrrniHm thul ttie commencement rscrclsra fur the lUyllieyllln High Kchmil senior* lonlRht would be held In Ihc American I.rglim's Memorial Aiiilltorlinu Instead of al Ihc Hi K h Si-liiHil. The 110 graduates of Illylhevlllc; I Hull School's HUB das* will be prcscnlMl diplomas, murklnn the completion of high st'linnl enrc-er.n tonight IIL the commencement program. Tiu: exercises, to begin at 8 p.m. The Itev, Maul Galloway, pastor of the Wlnlielil Memorial Methodist (Jhurrh In Little nock, will deliver the commencement tulilrc.ss. and Max 11. Reid, president of the Illythevllle School IKiiml will present Ihe diplomas. Tile processional for Hie students will lie played by the Illfih School nniid, and will be "Pomp and Circumstance." ' Te Rev. K C. llrowll. pastor of the First Kaptlst Church, will give the invocation and the Rev. Harvey Klcld. pastor of the First Presbyter- Ian Clmrrh will give the benediction. Chiss I.arci-sl for Jl.Il.S. UHRUN, Mny 27. (AP) — The KiiKsimiH announced to- <lny they will Ijcijin .summer iivniy and air maneuvers immediately mid will not accept responsibility for ullied <•'••• criU't flying over "danger iireii.H." The Russian announcement lo American authorities said nlr to ground flic will he conducted by Ihclr iilrphines hi the UuockcbcrK nh- conldor |o Ilerlln. llrltlsh mid American officials protested that such firing would endanger outbound airlift, craft The Hucckcbert! corridor Is | n the British /one and Is onu of tho '20- mile wide air limes through which ' l ' m ' llllctl " 1 '' lia "'''" 1 " Meanwhile, tho full Impact of the Berlin rail strike, making a gigiintio mess of hanspcirl, struck groggy lid-liners In (ho hicndlin.skel today Nit Trains Mnvi Here Is llio situation as of now: 1. Not one railroad wheel moved from West Germany toward Berlin mid (he city's freight yards aro a. vast graveyard of slalled cnr.s. 2. Thc Western sectors began to clip Into (heir backlog of Unco weeks -' food sup|>ly maintained by the iillle'ri * alrlld. once UK,,!,, tnc ch | cr ROmce of supply for llio him led city Tho airlift never slo|)|ied after tho lifting of the HiiMlnn blockade. Thc Vestern allies were walling u, scc W hat happened, and the 8.000 tons a dtiy corning In now showed the decision was wise. 3. Western Berlin's mayor, Kvriil Renter, called in his district sub- mayor.s for n special conference..: 4. Thc Western allies Insisted that the, hitter stand-off between tins' Independent ratlworkers union and the Sovlet-contrulled management. WHS a German matter. They refused *jp do anything which would look 11 to strikebreaking. Trie Russians safe! 1 nolhinK.i Tills was an linpns.sc for the Wc.st which appeared worse than niiy the Russians may have dreamed up when Uiey Imposed the blockade last June. The Helchsbntm—thc Soviet-controlled elevated rail management- notified the allies of thc West It was sending In repair crews, implying It wanted protection for such crews. Fenr New Kiots This raised thc fear of n revival of Ihc riotous batlieo which raged between strikers and Communist strikebreakers early In the week, taking two lives. Strikers have not hesitated to wellcl chibs, hurl rocks and swing fists In Ibe face of pistol fire from East Sector German police. Now thc strikers arc populating areas where tlic tracks arc ripped up. the switches are locked and tho signals disconnected. An American official said thla was a matter for thc West German police now. If any one. allied or German, was making a move lo settle the Tlior lo Hie llev. Mr, Galloway's address Ihe choir will sing. "Marches of 1'carc." and "I'lenly Grind lloom." nml after Ills talk It will present "liatlle Hymn of the Republic" W. li. Nlrhnlson. superintendent of Illylhevlllc Schools, will make a brief talk on observations ami review of Ilie past year, and alter dlspule, It was not Immediately apparent. The Americans stopped all Bcrlln-bounrI trains al the Soviet Zone border In Helmstcdt. Tho Americans and British stormed all jn.ssenger runs. Tlic 110-mile slnglo rack stretch from ITclmstetlt thru he Soviet occupation zone to Berlin s n solid line of stalled trains. ; , Vll:w til III,: |>,l.-il ,y,.,J. ,,,... ....... bond peiuiln R trial. It is expected thc hl .,,,, rl | I: tjoii the seniors will slug that more Ibali a lio/.on witnesses Weather Arkansas forceasl: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. A few scallcrcd Ihundershow- crs in west and central portions tonight or Saturday. No much change n temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday with a tew local thundcrshowcrs. No Important temperature changes. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum ycslcrday-83. Sunset today—1:04. Sunrise tomorrow—4:50. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a rn. today—.18, Total since Jan. 1—27.26. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—11. Normal mean for May—10.1. This Date Last Ye»r Minimum this morning—62. Maximum yesterday—80 Pr-cipitation Jan. 1 lo this date price supports In 1050. Fireman Surfers Injury In Blaze on Lake Street Ferris Dyer, Clvthevllle fireman. Is In Ihe Blytheville Hospital loday suffering from a painful cut to his left arm received last night while he was fighting a fire at 818 South Lake. Mr. Dyer eul his arm just above the wrist while holding a fire hose through a broken window of the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson. Thc broken glass severed an artery. Fire Cblcr Hoy Heart said. Uis condition was reported as "good" by hospital attendants this morn- Ing. The fire, which heavily damaged three rooms of thc Robinson home was believed to have been caused by an oil cook stove. Thc fire broke out In Ihe kitchen and spread through thc dining room and parl of the living room. Other rooms of .he six-room house received smoke damage, Chief Head said. from Clay County will testify at thc trial. The third ra.sr for I lie niljnurnecl lerm of court Involves Hoills Ed- natd Ncctlham 20, ot Hlythrvlllc. He Is charged with an ullni'k on an elghl-yrnr-uld Kir] last month. White Judge Harrison Is heat-Ins Ihc criminal ci.sf.s here, c:mirt will j ]jy J[mmy t/lwc valedictorian, and he In session in osrcola. slarlliiR ^ Sm ,,, n j r ,. salutalorlan. Monday, [or thc trial of civil rasrs the "Alma Muter." Just before the recessional. Actual f Ins-swork for the graduates i-rnsed Wedni-sdny afternoon, and at '2::m Ilils iifternonn Mu-y returned to school, officially, fur the lasl lime. In receive their reports cards. The 110 stlldnels. the largest class lo finish here, were led sdiola.stically before Judge Charles vV Ten rases arc srhc.-<iiilerl for trial in Osceola. Judge Light will convene circuit court here June n for trial ol cirlt •n.se.s, and pre-trial ronlemices vere held today by JurlKe Light ml attorneys vvllh eases before the court. Mr. Morris said Hint thc civil :locket here will be heavy. Former LSU President Dies ot Heart Attack ANGOLIA. La.. May 27~(/T|—Dr. James Monroe Smith. liO. former president of Loulsnna state University ronvlclcd lit the Louisiana scandals, died at his home here I in;,t night. State Department Overhaul Begins; Five New High Officials Appointed Ground-Breaking Plans Announced by Baptists For Sunday, June 12 Plans for ground breaking services, marking thc beginning of thc new sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, are being completed with the work scheduled to begin Monday, after the ground-breaking June 12. Ben While and Sons of Blythe- illc have been awarded the con- tructlon contract, with thc com- >letc sanctuary unit to cost $275,50.28 for construction. The sanctuary will be erected Just st of the present auditorium and vhen completed should seat about ,000 persons, with space to be vnliable for 300 additional In Sunday School. After (ho sanctuary unit Is cotn- >leted the church plans to erect \ three-story education building on thc site of the present auditorium. Drunken Driving Case Decision is Delayed Hearing for O. L. Richardson on a charge of driving while under the Influence of llo,uor was continued until tomorrow lor Judgment with bond set at *300. In action one man was fined -J5 and a second forfeited a »2 on charges of failing to stop at a stop sign nnd a. third was fined $5 on , rharers of failln? lo stop al a stop 1 ,v~n Rvei open-.""! •' motor vehicle I without a city iicens*. WASHINGTON May 27 -I.Tl- With five new high officials, the Slale Department today was launched on a major, top-lo-bottom administrative overhaul. The purpose: lo Increase efficiency and relieve an "intolerable burden" on Secretary Acheson. President Truman's approval yesterday of sweeping changes author- i/cd by congress put into clfcrt a reorganization plan alon:; lines recommended by the Hoover Commission. The nominations of live new assistant secretaries—iai.shiR thc number of assistants form six to ten— together with a general shakeup of duties, Is expected to tlghlen official machinery for dealing with olhcr governments. Assistant Secretary Dean Rusk was named deputy for political affairs and Assistant .Secretary J;>hi' IE. Peurifoy deputy for administra- inn. The other assistants: American republic affairs—Edward G. Miller. :<7, New York lawyer. European affairs—George W. Perns. 54. Republican businessman now serving with thc Economic Cooperation Administration. Near Eastern and African affairs --George C. McOlice. 37. of Waco Texas, now coordinator for Greek- Turkish aid. Far Eastern affairs—W. Walton Biilterworth. 45. veteran career diplomat from New Orleans. Nulled Nations and other Inlcr- natioual organization affairs—John D. Hickcrson. 51, of Crawford, Tex Legal advisor—Adrian S. Fisher 35. of Memphis. Tenn,, now genera counsel of the Atomic Energy Com mi-sslon. Counselor—George P. Kennan. 45 director of the policy planning slaf for the last two years, Hi was born | Nov. In Milwaukee. 17 Killed While Trying To Scale Active Volcano CALI, Colombia, May 27—«P>— Seventeen persons were killed by flaming lava when they tried to scale an active volcano, it was learned here today. The group of engineering students led by a professor were on ft filed trip at Purace, site of the volcano, about ISO miles southwest of Bogota. Continued eruptions have prevented recovery of the bodies. Soybeans (Prices F.O.B. Chf«»fo) High Low Close July 221 217'i 3l8»i-21» ' .. 204 U 201 »i S03-ifBU I Dec. ........ 304 201H W2Ti-W»

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