The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1946 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XUIl—NO. 72 BlyUievllle Dally Newi Blytuevllle Courier BlythevlUe H«r*ld Mississippi DOMINANT NEWSPAPKR OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST UIBOOUR1 HI,YTHKVILI,K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK 17, 11M(i SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTO i U.S. May Seize 9 Plants Making Farm Machinery Number of Strikes Drops Sharply Over Nation, Report Shows WASHINGTON. June 17. (UI 1 ) — The government is preparing lor early seizure—possibly this week— of nine .sli ike-bound farm equipment plants, a labor official s-.\id today. At th c same time, lie said, labor disputes In the copper U. S. Has Plane Capable Of Carrying Atomic Bomb On Any Industrial Center DETROIT, June n. (UP)—The United Stoics lifts developed a bomber capable of flying from tills country "lo drop an atomic bomb on any industrial t'enler \t\ thc world," w. Stuart Symington, assistant Secretary of War for air, snld today. "If we can do it," lie said, "olli- ers can do H to us." In an address prepared for delivery lo the Economic Club of Poll-nil, Symington revealed for Ihe first time Ihe [nil capabilities ol the Army Air Force's new B-M bomber mid Hie recently unveiled B-3IV. Both lie said, can [ly 10,000 initcs with an atomic bomb. He predicted dial oilier nations would develop "similar or Injl lead j types. minim; and smclliiiK industries "are amost cleaned up." These disputes account for almost 60.000 of the nation's strike-idle workers and urn among thc longest unsettled .strikes. "They were aboul the only blemishes "in the newly-won peace on the labor front. Secretary of Labor Lewis H. Sch- wcllenbacli lias requested President Truman .to lake over two plants to the J. I. Case Co., and seven of the Allis-Chalmcrs Co. in »iv effort to end the strike.s which have hailed their operations. Two ! of tile plants where strikes have ' been in progress two to six montlis. Manufacture electrical equipment as well as farm machinery parts. He lias asked the President to authorize the seizing agency, probably the Agriculture Department, to negotiate contracts with the unions involved, it was reported. These arc the United Electrical Workers, United Automobile Workers anil United Farm Equipment Workers, all CIO. Meanwhile Mr. Truman counted on new appointees in key lab'., positions lo maintain Ihe labor- managcmcnt calm. For thc first, time since the e'ld of Hie war, the nation lias no major strike or, threat of one: Last, of the maritime workers, who had .threatened a crippling strike last Friday midnight, ratified terms for th c settlement of their dispute yesterday. The country's i>orls resumed normal operations. llaiiks on Arkansan Mr. Truman, who named six men in one week to iwsitions dealing with labor matters, looks to them to improve and strengthen existing machinery in order to avert a repetition-of tho-• industrial crisis." 1 th c past 10 months. Five of the men await Senate confirmation. Philips L. Garman, new wage stab- ilisation board vice-chairman, doe.-* not require confirmation. Most important of the appointees is Presidential Assistant John With such new planes In Ine air, he pointed out. "the i'olar paths of air routes will be more important than any others." Arkansas River Fund Increased By Senate Group Committee Okehs $150,000,000 for Two-State Area 'Y' Leader Urges Wider Support /n Campaign to Obtain $70,000 An iippeal wns issued to Hlytlicvitlo. citizens today, who live inti'iositcd in ])i'ovi(iiii(s ii wliolc.somo rocivalionnl pro- Knim for tlic city's young people, iiiul adults, too, to lend their financial siipiwrt to thc "VV drive for $10,000 lo finance uclivilics during the next 12 months. The ap|>ea| was made by Kendall Berry, campaign chairman for the Charles W. Light Seeks Judgeship Paragould Attorney Wins Endorsement of Greene County Bar Charles W. Light, Paragoiild attorney and World War II veteran, has announced for Judge of Ihe Judicial Circuit of Arkansas. He is seeking the position made vacant by tlic death of Judge Neil Kllloneh, with the present incunilx'nt. Judge Waller Killmi|:li. not a candidate to succeed himself. Mr. Light is a graduate of Piira- gould High Sciiool. received Ins Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State College at Joncshoro, and his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Arkansas, where lie shared departmental honors for scholarship with one oilier student. "", tnc " m After being licensed to practice law ArKnnsi15 by the Supreme Court of Arkansas, he became a member of the firm of Light and Light with offices in Pai- ngould, practicing both civil and criminal law. Four years ago, Mr. Light entered tlis Army as a private and rose to the lank of captain. His sei vic-j included two years in the Pacific 'Iheater, from which he has recently returned. The greater phrt of his Arrny experience was devoted • to legal duties, the last five months of which were spent in Japan where his time was largely devoted to the supervision of the Japanese courts. Approaching his 33rd birthday, Mr. Light invites attention to the fact that the election of men t'l thc WASHINGTON, June 11. (UP) — The Senate Commerce Committee today approved a $542,593,070 authorization bill for future development of rivers and harlwn's. Tlic Senators refused, by 12 lo 4. to restore to thc Mil the proposed $83,:if>0.000 Big Sandy River project in Kentucky. This had been knocked out of the bill in Ihe house. But thc Scnale commltlce upi>c<l the ".uthorl/.atlon for first work In Ihe development of the ArkBnsa.1 Itlver Basin from a house-approved $5r>.uoo.upo to $150.000,000. The controversial $110,041.000 Tennessee - Toipblgbcc Waterway, which Involves cutting Ihrough 39 miles of northeastern Mississippi to connect the two rivers, was endorsed by the committee. Tlv increase in Ihe authorized appropriation for the Arkansas River project was the only chance made in that approved project. The Arkansas program, calling for PII [eventual expenditure ol $435.000,000 on navigation, flood control, and hydroelectric power developments. Is the largest item In the big authorliuillon bill. The House had approved the entire plan, but limited Its authorization for a first appropriation to $55.000.000 for construction of the Eufaula Reservoir. The Senate Committee, in hiking .he first authorization to $, heeded the pleas of Ciov.. Uob- ert S. Kccr of Oklahoma and Gov. "V". who .said that, less than 60 per cent of Ihe needed funds have liecn pledged during a drive that nli'Piuly has extended Into its Unrd week. Urging greater participation in Ihe drive. Mr. Berry said; "Hlylhcvllle must not fall In (his drive for funds (or Ihe 'Y". which has for Us pur|)ose wholesome rccrealloti and character building for youth of this com- immily "A lull-time and worth-while program has been planned by the clvic-mhtdcd group of clli'i n nu'.klng up the; board of directors of (tic Blytheville "Y". Ki and (tunllfled leaders have been employed and (he program ha been starlrtd. This program 1 meeting with approval by hundreds of young people, and adults, too. who me taking part In thc activities. . About $1,000 Needed "An annual quola of $10.000 has been set up to carry tlnoURh this program which the "Y" directors believe Blylhcvlllc wants and needs. "The finance drive lo raise this amount was opened two weeks ago and to date less than GO i>er cent of the amount needed has been contributed. The drive Is dragging Improvements in OPA Extension Senate Leader Tells President' Agency May Get Leeway out longer the leaders 1111- Ben Laney of Arkansas. Overtoil said the extra $95.000,000 would cover channel Improvements on thc "main stem" of thc unruly Judge ftcelman. former Arkansan, who ' judgcshlps and as chancellors while lias been nominated for a two- in 'heir "thirties" has been '.he rule year term as director of War Mo- rather than the exception in this bilization and Reconversion. He district. In this age category could will succeed John W. Snyder, also ^ Included the late Judge Neil Kila former Arkansan, who has been approved as Secretary Of ; Treasury, replacing Fred M. Virisoil chief justicc-dcsigimle ofi Court. lakes to the "assistant President" post a substantial backing of orcaniiTCcI labor which Sny- cicr did NOT have. As head ot 'the (Federal Conoiliatlon Service for 1,0 years, steclman made friends among labor and management. Stcehnan now takes precedence over Schwellcnbach as adviser lo included th lough. Judge G. E. Prank , W. Sniith, and ' Chancellors Archer; Wheatley. Charles D. Vrier- thc.-Supreme «>»•; ""d : the . present chancellor, 1 Francis Cherry. 'Born on Farm Mr. Light was torn on a farm neru- Paragould, the son of Judge Js.ton L. Light, and has lived in Greene County all of his life. His forebears were pioneer citi/.cus. Mr. Light is active in the civic affairs of his community having served as chairman of the County Chaplcr of the American Red Or Three of Mr. Truman's othei nominees are for assistant seer, taryships of Labor. The position were created by Congress at Scli- wcllenbach's request and their occupants will devote part of Ihcir lime to bending off disputes before they reach as high as tho White House. 40 Blytheville Guardsmen Go To Little Rock Approximately 40 members Company K. Wylhevillc State Guard unit, left yesterday for Ijt- tle Rock to attend the annual state encampment at Camp Robinson. The fjroflp will return home next Sunday. An effort will be made at thc enc;.mpmcnt to again win honors for tlic unit, which has made an outstanding record since its organization four years ago. During that lime, it was one of the three companies in the state lo receive a superior rating. The Illyllievillc men were accompanied by Capt- . Oliver W. Copixxlgc. commanding officer: Lieut. Bcnnte Hcssie, and Second Lieut. T W. Jeffries. Jewelry Firm Gets Charter Dreifus to Open Blytheville Store . At 316 Main Street A new jcwelrv store is lo be cs- ablished in Blytheville. The Drcif- .15 Jewelry company o[ Blytheville Saturday filed articles of incorporation in Little Rock. This firm is owned by the Dricf-' n.s Jewelry Company, a leading Memphis jewelry firm. The business Is to be located in the building npvip occupied !by Blytheville Rccrclatibn' : Center, j '31i West , Main, and owned by the. estalo,pt jthe. ; lat c Morris Joseph 01 Memphis'. ' The company has not yet made detailed announcement of plans but it has been generally known for some time that the firm had leased the building and planncu to establish an extensive business in Blytheville. The building is to be remodeled, witli modern fixtures and equipment installed to make the store one of the finest in this section, it was said. Seaboard Streamliner Hits Split Switch in Florida WINTER HAVEN, Fla.. June 17. (UP)—A|[ passengers aboard the Seaboard Railway's Silver Meter, .streamliner, which was derailed here yesterday on its southbound trip from New York to Miami, escaped injury and were able to continue their journey, railway officials said today. Four luxury cars were derailed and about 100 feet of track was ripped 'ip as Ihe train apparently went through a .-split switch. Men's Civic Club, the American Lc-1 ^ion. Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Delta Omega Sigma and Sigma C'hl fraternities. In a statement concerning his candidacy, Mr. Light said, "I should like to assure the voters that I enter this race with no biases or prejudices to distract my judgments, and, M elected, I pledge to each litigant and attorney a patient and courteous hearing of their cause, and a fair and impartial decision. "Despite my efforts to mco: all thc voters of this district and personally discuss my candidacy wiih them during Ihis campaign. I realize Ibis will bo impossbile. For (Mr; reason I earnestly solicit an inquiry concerning my qualifications clircrl- cd to the ones who are in the best position lo know . . . the people of Greene County. I wisli to t.i those who give their support to my candidacy and pledge myself to the fulfillment of the trust which they licslow.' 1 Endorsed by Lawyers An endorsement of the Greene County Bar Association follows in part: , "Whereas, we the members of thc Greene County Har Association, np well acquainted with him and having been closely and intimate);, associated with him during his practice before Ihe courls of Greene' County, do hereby conclude that our fellow member, Charles W. Light. Is well qualified and fully cap.ible, through education, training, and experience, to discharge the duties of circuit judge . . . "Now. Therefore, Be It Resolved: "That the Greene County Bar Association and thc individual members thereof do hereby recommend without reservation the said Chiuloa W. Light to the voters of the Second Judicial District of Arkansas ,xs a man fully capable of honorably dis- rharging the duties of said office and as such is worthy of their support therefor. "D. G. Beauchamp. Georg-5 W. Butler. Adrian Colcman, W. J. Stone, W. P. Klrsch, Maurice Cathcy. Jasr.n L. Ll»ht. L, v. Rhine, H. G. Par;low Phillip Hcrget." lewish Frontier Scene of Battle 14 Reported Killed As Extremists Use Automatics, Bombs JERUSALEM. June 17. (UP) — Uniformed Jewish Extremists using automatic weapons, land mines and I bombs blew up eight bridges aior.K thc Palestiiic-TransJordan frontier ] during thc night in a coordinated attack, it, was announced officially loday. At least 14 persons were kno»n dead and five seriously injure* in the latest Jewish underground attack and an unrelated Arab-British clash. Palestine authorities and King Abdullah of Ttansjordan mobilized their forces in a pursuit of thc attackers beside the ancient waters of the River Jordan. It was the first Jewish Extremist attack along the frontier. Police bloodhounds, Itoya\ Air- force planes, British troops »nd the Arab Legion of Transjordan ioined the search. King AbSullah slated through a secretary thai he Intended to take "drastic action. " The Jewish raiders fought (5111* battles with police while carrying out their midnight assaults, the official announcement said. Four road and four railroad bridges -A'cre ticipated and certainly longer than should be necessary to finance such an unselfish and Tovward program for this community. "Almost SOO Individuals nnd business firms—most of them wholc-hearlcrly and generously — but there are hundreds more who should contribute without further deli:y. The program is outlined lo benefit all and must necessarily receive the support of all to make t thc success It deserves. '. "No greater force cwi lie lltNtl • | tuteri to combatc juvenile delinquency in this community : ihttn ' the Blyllicvllle 'Y'—It IIU. ;' * long-awaited link so nereiniary between the nhurch and the. school lo hiiiEd character, Butt sportsmanship tlirnugh Nuperirfci- ed recreation and whnlesomc compcdlion that will be i«valuable as a future asset to thl-5 community. ^ 'Y ilA "Most of the leaders of-'~th«' community have gone on record endorsing the program enthusiastically in words and service as well as Ihcir generous contributions from a financial standpoint. However, this program needs the full support of everyone. It is tie- signed for full community co-oper- r.tlon and will benefit all parents, children and friends of youth. : "Truly, the "Y" program is an investment in the future of Blytheville, an investment to make it R better, place , in which to live, and to ' hiiik'e- its citizens more usefiu.' "vyhat ;grcnlOf. lnvcatn]eriL can we 'possibly M inakc ''tli'iuY' 'to teach youth how lo live and |>l«y together now and hi the teaching build a greater co-o|>crative spirit to work together In thc future? "We owe such a program lo our own children, our nclghgor.s' children, and the returning servicemen who have done so much for us In recent years. If you have not contributed, do it loday. Do not wait to be asked. Mail or take your contribution to the Blyllicvllle to the Courier News or deliver H lo the 'Y'. Yon will never be sorry you marie such an Investment," Mr. Berry said. Mrs. Cochran Dies Following Long Illness WASH INCH ON, Jim ( . n. (Ul i Senate Democratic Leader AUu'n , W. itarliley, icy,, (old Preslilcnl I Tiuniiin todny he Imped lo ub- laln from Ihe senate-House Conference » bi'tti'i- OI'A I'xlfiislon bill than thi> drnstlc measure approved by the Hcnnle lasl week. Ill 1 nnd olhi'f legislative leaders discussed price control and othei ( Icglslalton with Mr. Truman ul Ilio weekly While House legislative con flTCUCl'. Haiklcy saltl afterwards thn there still was "plenty of leeway'' for a belter hilt Mian I lie Hr-mili version. ll<. said he told Mr. 'Truman lie would "tvy to net thi best we could." AulhoL-llnltvc sources have salti Mr. Trtiinuu would vrlo tho Ol'/t hill If it comes out of conference In Ihi' form passed I'tlher by the Kennlc or House, liavklcy said Mr. Trimiun KIIVC no hint of hts In- lenllons. He also mild I'onfeiws would not meet inilll Wednesday Illlllt! sue nurks. daughter of Mr. or Thiirsdny. and Mrs. Cluy Ilutks, 1M2 llearn,' Ilnrkloy's promised effort In get was presented the Curved liar, hlyli- a belter bill eame as Afc'l, pir.ilcliinl Wlllhun csreen warned (hat OI'A cent Court of Honor at IMylhevllle hills nnw before Convress would "l.rcrd strikes." The SriiiuV and lluuso versions, while dlffcrlni; In delall. would strip OI'A of many of its price controls. GiTen said Hint mounting prices would lit 1 accompanied by "col 1 - lespondhiK mounting discontent and lion among wnge earn- ovcrnment "Meddling" <ecps Bumper Wheat "rop in farmers' Bins Br llnlMtl rrc» A bumper wheat crop wius filling omtie bins In Die Central Plaint elates to<tay, but grain dealer:; lie- llcved farmers would h»M their win-ill for lilgher prices ami tliat lie Nalton would eonllnuc on short Ijrciul rut ions. Meanwhile, the bread shoilaua itew worse mid s|>okc»niGn (or t)i« jaklng Industry satd scores of bakeries across Ihe iiallim would be forced to close this wci-k, Walter it. Hcott, sccrelarv ol the Kansas City Board of Trat'.e, predicted that despite. K:IIU:I\:,' bumiwr crop, fur exceeding recent estimates, Hie amount of wheat reaching tl market would be cu/.y a trickle. Scoll said farmers were "extremely resentful" of the CioviM'ntucnt'n whi'iit program. lie satd they renan.1 It as "an attempt to deprive Ihcm cif higher prices Ihav may be grunt later," Uilllc Sue Huiks High School. Miss IMnks. who ha been Scout for tile past, eight, years, plans to make Scouling her career. Industrial Court Idea is Advanced LoGuardia Offers Plan for Control . Of Labor Disputes NEW. YORK, June 17. (Uf)—A Federal,.Industrial Judiciary.- with power to.>tttle any labor-strike/ wa.'i ' Nation Is Warned To Reduce Debts U. S. Reserve Board Says Government Must Curb Spending WASHINGTON, -lime 17. <Ul>)_ Tlie I'Ydi'rnl Reserve Board (iidny asked Congress lo kr(!|) the present lax rail's ami cut Cloverniuent expenditures. . Tim lariju Federal tni'imv.', Iho 1 board said, should l>e used to ri-thico tin National debt. Tho lionnl, In Its :i\!iul iiiinunl report to Cgngrrss, iitao P'llntrii out Unit continued hciivjr tiixallon would drnln off purchai;hip. ers. hancellor Rules Against Holding Special Primary Decision Void*. Act. Intended to Ke«p Negroes from Polls .. • ' -'.,-.* LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 17.-•(UP.)—Arkansas' bltterly-coiitest- cd Election Act 107 of IMS was held Invalid here today by' Judge Frank Dodge In PuUidcl ^chancery.' Court. Second Division. '\ The luw was enacted hi an er- fort to keep Negroes from; voting In tilt; regular |jurty primaries In • Arkansas mid at the same time lioimlt compliance with a : federal com i decision .which gave Negroes Ihe right to vol« In elections, Including party primaries, where federal offices were to be .filled. Unless reversed by the Arkansas Supreme Court before the date for. 'the Summer primaries In . -tills stule, the decision ,will mean that only Ihe regular primaries can be held, and Negroes will have the , right to enter those primaries when- they can (how they arc bonnflde members of the party. In his nillni; following otic and one-hair hours hearing. Judge Dodge pointed out that there was "no reasonable classification In the net for the separation of state nnd Ictleral primary elections." ' •'' ' "Tim holding of primary elections Is not a county purpose." the Judge said, "It Is more a party function." / Termed "FoolUh" I.e|L<latl<m 'Ihe Judge expressed the bflief Unit everyone at the hearing w«s . nnd thus help curb Inilntiim- ary | It Is bound to brim;, nlxnil: widespread aunV disruptive Indus'rial strife," Circen satd. "it. will bleed sl.rikrw. n wilt foster Industrial unrest alTalnsi. which ccouiimlc stability Is Iho best and slroncest liafcguard." Cheen tiiilii the facts Justify the (tonelnslon Hint president, Ti 1111:1111 "will be forced to veto" tho final, measure if It resemblea either ,of Iho present hills. dcmttii'dc'd of CoiiKrcfi today by Flor-> Sen. Arthur Cupper, Ii., Kans., cllo I*Qu?irdU, director gt'iicra) of «nl<|;-;ll>a|'"(j. Is our imdcrntiindbig '"" "' '.';'" " IU'-tIia>;.3nfiwtii now Is Hint Mr. habllltatlon Administration. Detailed plans for the establish- regional Industrial appellate Industrial to nieiil of four courts iintl an court In Washing urn were stint nil meml>crs of Conynjss :mU President Truman. LuGimnUn sukl the courts nnust lit* -sufficient power to make: Lhalr gs, In an Industrial dispute g witlilu 30 duy.s of the- hearing, (In Washington, EidmlulstraUon officials refused to comment, tin thu rdlii Indu.strlul Court I'liiu,'* but Indicated that any lciO-->laUnn culling for compulsory arbitration would meet "a cool reception.") Truman will .velo t,h c bill." C'appn- felt, him ever, that, "we should put an end to Iho attempt* of OI'A lo con) ml profits as such." Mrs. Gertie Pauline Cochran, wife of Me,| Cochran, died last night «t the family resdlence in Pride subdivision. She was 49 111 several months because of n heart ailment, she died at 6:20 o'clock. Born at Cooler, Mo., she lad lived here a number of years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. 4 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of Calvary Baptist church. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery . Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jennie Collins and Blllle Ruth Cochran, both of Blytheville; Miss SVtl lie Mae Wright of Burdcttc ^n Mrs. Rachel Wattle of Camlhers- vlllc. Mo.; a son. Eugene Wright of Bcnton Harbor, Mich ; a sister. Mrs Olllc Lastcr of Huffman; two stepdaughters, Mrs. J. C. Prlvctt of Blytheville and Mrs. Hazel Elrod of Joiner, and a stepson, A L. Cochran of Blytheville. Funeral Rites Tomorrow For E. T. Sheppard Elijah T. Sheppard. for five years a patient at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium nt, Hooncvllli-. died there early yesterday. He \va:; 69. Making • hi:; home in Arkan.^as since Ifilfi. he uas born at .Savannah, Tcnn. He name to lllylhcvlllo Mn 1932 and had made his home vtlh his sons. Oliver Sheppard "I :berry Valley, Ark., and 11. |) shrp- Tird, for n number of years. Prior o becoming III. he hud farmed. Funeral services • will be ticlri omorrow afternoon. 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home by the Hcv. L. McLcster. pnstnr of the Yarbro and Promised Land MnUin- list churclics. Jlui'tal will be at. Eltnwood cemetery. He alfo leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ira Cole nnd Mrs. Minnie AllsUn of Harrisbiin;. Ark., and a brother, Will shcppanl of Htcele, Mo. "Public confidence tliat the liur- aslui! power of savings ami «ii!-- nt eurnlngs will lit: mnintalncd pi-ndii primarily on thc dci.ermliui- Inn til CongruKK and of udnitnls'.rn- lv« ,»f(lcials to hold Inflationary s In check and to reduco Hum, vhcivver possible, until tins conn- ry's unrivaled capacity to '.jyndiiue ins had every opportunity to brlnn !*>ut, a rcasonablu linluuce betwi't.'! 1 ,he t'lidors of supply nnd demand. 1 ' the icport said. It atldcd that there wn.i no <|uc.i. Jon that the money supply w)U conllnue for witne time far In excess of available u'ood.i. , sabotaccd. At thc famous Allenby Bridge across the Bivcr Jordan near the Dead Sea. 20 Jews fouelit police for a half hour before they were able to blast the span. A nearby frontier control post collapsed, Injuring three persons, and a Bedouin was stabbed during the fight. The body O f one Jew and portions of another body were found Ministers Shun Controversies PARKS, June 17. (U.P.)— The Hit! Four . ; Ministers, apparently nliumiliiK' nliv 'ch'ilnce for it mala showdown »t the outset of fh'eh newly rcMimctl meellnir, decided dlNenxn the relatively unconirover- slal economic nsuccls of Ihe Ilallau prare (jcaly today. 'file anemia for the aflfiinoor mccthif; of (he I-'oreli;n Minister; was drawn up Ihl.s innrnlnr; nt. i nic'ctlnir <,r tliclr deputies. Tin main .session of the clay was foi practical purposes Ihe fits! of the resumed conference, since the ral mrelliiK Siilnrclnv was de- 1 voted lo the program lo be con- '. lcred. While tepiirallons were Included :iiiu>ii|> Ihe economic aiiKles of Ihr Ilnllan Treaty, the Council was not expected to net that far aloim this aflernotm. Made nltra-ciiullous bv Ihn near b]piik<liiu'n of the conference a month atfo, Ihe ministers clearly werrr determined lo trend v/arlly In Ihe first, few days of what Snc- rrlnry ol Stale James P. Ilyrnes described Friday as tho "testini; of tlic temperature of the mcct- M-" T'lU 1 Italian economic questions up for discussion included such mailers as tho propnrtv of Allie<L Natlnnals In Italy. Italian financial assets and property abroad and thc .like. Studebaker Dealer Gets 1947 Models The first of Hie automobile Indtus- Iry's l< iiK-awatled luil nwdi-ln will no on display here tomoiYc.vv The cars arc St.udcbakcrs, which will he shown at Chamhlln Sales Co., Hall- road and Ash rtrceUs. Lower, wider and more fully streamlined than any previous automotive design, the cars bear the unmistakable stamp of "true postwar producl.s" both In beauty and performance, according lo L. 13. C'liaui- blln and W. D, Chamhlhi, owners of thc Studebaker Agency hero. "Tills car could not. have been built before the war," said thc two hmlhors. "Progress In mnmifacturlni; and engineering has given us tfreator safely, ^realer tonWort anil yrcLiler li,-lo|x}rallng efficiency than our prewar knowledge could have mail? osslble. H Is not only th-j (\if,(l enulnc jHistwar autoiuobile, hut ar. utomoblle that seta the style for he entire Industry. "We feel that this new Studelnker the most Imiiorlant contribution o motoring hi two decades. Ai the recent Golden Jubilee CclcbniLton of he automobile in Detroit thes 1 .; cars* vere one of tho centers of atvrac- lon." agreed that tho Act was a "foolr Ish piece of legislation." . . The Act reached the courts when Lee Whlttaker, opposing Incumbent. Kadjo Craven In, Ihe 4th Dls- asked the Stale Democratic Central Committee to certify his . name for the second primary Aug. (I. 'I'hc committee declined to act . on tho request, and Whlttaker brought mandamus proceedlngii In tho chancery court to force his acllon. RepresentliiB Whlttaker, was II. n. slubbleflcld, Little Rock allorney, . ,; Also heard today wfls^'parker I'arker, candidate for Congress In Ihe Rlh District, who had (lied (.n Intervention, asking that the Act xi declared unconstltulion»l.;... He Olrged that the state legislature could "loll H eouirite*ir Uiiri,- shifty v may pay'costs ,of an election • for fcdcrnl congressmen, but they not "make" counties pny for any such luovn. H? ' also' brought out the idea that thr Icg7 Islaturc could have niadc ah ' ap-' propriatlon from stale funds lo cover election expenses Instead of throwing it In the laps of the counties. ' • • Leffel Gentry, rcprcscttng the State Democratic Central Committee, saltl .he planned to lake the fight to thc Supreme Court of Arkansas. Spanish War Veterans Open Meeting in Spa HOT SPRINGS. Ark., June 17 (UP)-Th c Arkansas Department, United Spanish War Veterans, opened their 22ud annual session here today with John W. White ot Dallas, senior vice-commander ill Chief, as the principal speaker. Walter C. Hudson of Tine Bluff, chief of staff, called thc meeting to order, and H. H. McFann at El near one bridge. They had been Dorado, department commander, carrying mines and booby traps presided. On e of the speakers was and were killed when the}' exploded i Mrs. Bertha V. Collins of Port Autos Collide on Main; One of Drivers Hurt Mrs. L. L. Ward narrowly caped serious injury Friday nlg when her car was struck by a car driven by diaries SiK-nuur, 10. Highway fil North. Khe .side of her car was so dam- agcfl thai she hat! to br rcn-.pvcd through the window. Mrs. Want escaped with bruises. She was driving across Ninth street, nt Main, en route to her borne. 901 West Main, when an oncoming car. traveling west, struck her machine, causing u („ be dashed against a telephone pole. The coupe, driven by Mr. Sprn- ccr and in which four persons rode, also was damaged. OPA Increases Butter Price 11 Cents Per Pound WASHINGTON. June 17 <U.P. -The OI'A loday ordered the 11- crnt increase in Ihe retail nrlce of butter tn be put, into effect al- Immediately. , The retail price of cheddai rhcr-.e goes up six crnls a jKlund OPA also announced it is InrrriiMtit: cvajioratrd milk one cen for a l-l 1-2 ounce can. prematurely. Smith, president of Ihe auxiliary. N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. —Cotton closed Mar. .. May .. July .. Oct. .. Dec. .. S|K>tS up 26. June 17. ( steady. . zn.W 2!WO 2048 .,. 2n4fl 29S4 2044 .... 2921 2037 2912 ., 2037 2046 2031 ... 2fl53 2MO 2045 closed nominal at anon 2054 2936 2944 21)53 3015 Mint Vote Predicted I}cmocratlc party leaders in Mississippi county, advised of today's decision In Little Rock voiding Act 107 of the 1045 legislature, said that tlic decision would make comparatively little difference In this county in view of tlic fact that few Negroes ever have sought lo nullify as Democrats and' participate in party primary. "Unless Ihe Supreme Court holds that tho separate primary is permissible for the Congressional cce, we will hold only the regular jrhnurles, 1 ' It was 1 Indicated, "ff he special primaries ciui'be "held, we will go ahead with plans': for jallotlng in three boxes provided the congressional race In which Congressman Gainings Is seeking •c-clcction and has no opponent," commillec member explained. Bassctf Presbyterians Occupy Enlarged Church^ The Presbyterian church' at Bastell celebrated completion of a luilUMiiK romodclinj! program yesterday with a special church serv- re in the morning, followed by dinner, with members of the O.i- reoln Prcsbytei ian church special KiicsLs. , The liassctt church' now is ndc- nunto to take care of the congrega- limrs nrcrls al. present with four new Sunday School rooms added, sheet rock placed on the ceiling and walls, a new llghltng system installed and an artificial gat equipment purchased. Searchers Fear Child, Missing Since Saturday; May Have Fallen in Lake WKST MII.FOUD, N. J.. Juno 17. (UP)—Stale troopers and an army of volunteer searchers combed the rugged Ramnpo Mountains In thc heavily-wooded Forest Park urea today for fieven-ycar-old Lawrence Bloosfcld, missing since Saturday when he wandered away from church picnic. Other searchers dragged the boi- lom of Park Lake on the chance the youth may have gone s\vimm!ni and drowned. He was clad only Ii bathing trunks when he vanished nt 1 p.m. Saturday. Thc Ixiy. the son of Mr. a;id Mrs A. n. Blossfcltl, Tcancck. N. J, w.i seen lasl wandering near the jVoilh shore of Park Lake which is In Pos- saic County. 11 miles Norlh of Pompton Lakes. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy Xodny, lonlght and Tuesday. Parham Infant Dies The Infant son ot Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pniliam of Braggadocio, Mo., tiled yesterday afternoon at Bly- Uievllle Hospitr.l, two hours after birth. The mother became a patient at the hospital Saturday. County Buries Unidentified River Victim The body of an unidentified white man. found Friday on a Mississippi River Island near Osccola. has been buried nt thc County Farm. It was announced today by the office of Sheriff Hale Jackson. It was believed death was due from drowning. Because of condition of the body, burial was made Saturday after no identification was made. Swift Funeral Home of Osceola was In charge. The man, about five feet, eight inches in height, apparently weighed about 140 pounds. He w»s wearing trousers, shoes and sox, bus no shirt. The body was found by Mike Wallace, fisherman, on Taylor Island sandbar across from Chlsen- hall Chute. Her icrs. ndition loday was believed Foreign War Veterans Hear Governor Laney LITTLE ROCK. June 11. (UP)— James E. Van. Zandt of AHoona, »!>-» lulkMllLlrl. 1WHWJ rtn.T lf\;>lv»l.-u """"-o "- I.... >*• satisfactory. The baby also is sur-| Pa - I"* 1 national commander, and vlvcd by several brothers and sis- 1 Lc » is E - star r °f PortUnd, Ore , senior vice -commander In chiei, will be the principal speakers at tonight's state banqtiet of the Ar- Fire Damages Garage A garage, owned by Mrs. Myrtle kansas department, Veterans of eign Wars. The group is licking Fox of Hoi Springs and located its annual three-d»y encampment at the rear of Blytheville Laundry,'in Little Rock. wns slightly damaged by fire this I Gov. Ben Lurusy »nd former Brig, morning. Origin of the flames wa4 Gen. E. L. Compere, 8Ute Seltc- undftcimlned but thc fire quickly live Service Director, spoke ftt Uiis was extinguished. morning's session.

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