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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 60 Blytbevlll* Courier Mi«sl«sipja Vailty LMdcr BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1949 Playground Fund Drive Planned; $2 r 300isNeeded Community Cbuncil Endorses Project by Parks Commissioners Members of the Comuunity Service Council yesterday afternoon endorsed a campaign to raise a minimum of $2,300 next Wednesday, June 8, in a one-day city-wide campaign to provide funds for the purchase of equipment for four of the five playground areas recently acquired by the city. Tlie action was taken at the drat general membership meeting since tlie council created with the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar, pastor of the First Christian Church as chairman. More than 23 organizations were represented at yesterday's meeting In the municipal court room in the City Hall. Action Is Unanimous The decision to take leadership in the campaign was made in form unanimous approval of B recommendation by the council's executive committee. Each organization represented In the council will be asked to provide four or-more workers in the one- day campaign. Names of the team members, two teams of two workers each, are sought from each organi- « tion willing to participate In the mpaign, which is the first community-wide project to receive the ,' attention of the new organization. ' The executive committee several days ago asked the city's new parks commission to present an outline ol plans for using the plas'ground areas, which were acquired by the city this spring by donation and purchase, and (t was learned that funds were needed to purchase equipment if the areas are to be used this summer. $2,300 Is Minimum Needed The 42,300 sought as a minimum sum for the purchase of equipment will provide funds for fencing the Division Street area, which Is to be used exclusively by children six years old and younger. Tlie Tom A. Little, David Acres and Mnlone playgrounds will be for older groups and in addition to providing park benches, and playground equipment, baseball and Softball diamonds are to be constructed. It was announced that the playground for Negroes will be equipped by the civic leaders among members of their own race. Each of the organizations represented ill li*e now—service collnrl is to submit the list of campaign workers to Worth D. Holder, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce before the end of this week. - * ... The city is to be divided into p?80 areas so that each team will have a comparatively small area in which to solicit funds for the playground program. The workers are to meet In the 'Y' rooms at the City Hall at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday for a kickoff meeting and to get their assignments of territory. To Observe July Fourth The campaign proper will get under way Wednesday morning and the workers will meet late that same day to turn In their reports. It was explained. J. TJ. Gunn, president of the Chamber of Commerce, offered the motion to endorse the recommendations by the council's executive committee, and his motion was seconded by Jimmie Sanders, council vice chairman. The motion was offered after Mr. Holder had explained the use program for the playground areas as worked out by the city's parks commission, and outlined the estimates of funds needed to purchae the equipment. The Rev. Mr. Strubtr told the council members of the action of the Blythcville Ministerial Alliance In volunteering to take the lead in a move to sponsor a community- ^virie observance of the Fourth of j*JuIy. The council endorsed the idea. Volulcers from other ianl- zations within the council are sought to help with the planning of Ihe observance of the national holiday. Jroken Glass Showers Over Baby's Bed Whin Storm Hits Blythtvill* An clght-month-old child narrov- y escaped Injury this morning, when strong winds blew the top pane rom a window and glass shattered over a bed within t lev. left ol his head. The child Is the son of the Rev. and Mrs Paul Seymore of Muldrow, Okla., who were here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Seymore, 300 South 16th Street, He was asleep in the bedroom when the storm hit and the wind was strong that the force of the (lying glass cut a new curtain In half, and cut off the edge of a window shade. Windows were broken In other homes In the city, It was learned this afternoon. Robbery Suspect Held in Kennett Missouri Officers Nab Blytheville Man In Suspicious Car A former Blytheville man. John Pigmon, 43, Is being held In the Dunklin County Jail In Kennett, Mo., today for questioning in con- ection with the ronoery Monday night 'of the Luther Mays liquor store on Missouri Highway 108 near the Arkansas-Missouri state line three miles north of Leachville. Pigmon was arrested last night by Dunklin County Sheriff Jack Barnes and Missouri State Troopers T. L. Petty and Wayne Brooks near Senath, Mo. Sheriff Brooks said that at the time of his arrest he was driving a car which fits the description of the one used by the two men who took a billfold containing $10 In checks from K. A Barries, operator of the liquor store Sheriff Barnes said that he am the two Missouri Troopers spotted the car on Highway 25 near Senath and arrested the driver. He said that when questioned, Pigmon denied any knowledge of the robbery. The automobile was registered in Pigmon's name and what appearet to be bullet holes were found the body of the car, it was statet by one of the Missouri officers. Tip Here Leads to Arresi State Policeman George Irwln and Sheriff William Berryman said today that the tip which led to the arrest in Dunklin County originated here. It was reported to have come from a garage wheri repairs were made to an automoWli which fitted the description of the car tom by the Arbvrd.bandits. At the garage officers learned that a new windshield and re; window had been installed. Damage 'o the body of the car also had been repaired. The operator of the liquo store near Arbyrd reported firing at the robbers as they entere< their car and said that the car damaged. Missouri officers made the arres after they were provided with the license number of the car repairei here. Privilege License Fees Net $5,340 Over '48 Figure Revenue obtained by the city from the purchase of privilege licenses by Blytheville hu.sinc,« firms and professional men during the first five months of 1949 has exceeded the purchases for the same period last year by approximately $5,310, City clerk W. I. Malin said tcday. A total of $17.083.10 In privilege fees was collected during the first five months of this year, Mr. Malin ^aid, as compared to $11,743 for "the same period of last year, but he pointed out that collections should have been rn«ch greater due to the larger number of business Uiat have opened during the past year. Mr. Malin stated that as near as he could determine, there Is total of approximately {3.300 In privilege license fees unpaid for .this year, which, when paid wou' the total revenue over the mark. Privliegc licenses in Hlytheville are payable on or before Jan. and July of each year, he safd, and the penalty for not paying the license ranges from $5 to $6C for each delinquent day. Privilege license fees tn Blytheville range from a $6 minimum to per year. TWELVE PAGES Sheriffs Aides Question Trio About Thefts Deputy Sheriff Milton Caruthersville said this King ol morning that questioning of the three BJy- thevlile men who are being held by Pemlscot County, Mo., authorities as burglary suspect* yesterday "failed to reveal -much." Deputy King stated that all three of the men were questioned by Pemiscot County deputies yesterday in connection with the burglary Sunday morning of the O. B. Samford Liquor Store at Hollan, Mo. The men held are Walter David Vastblnder, Kenneth Young and Malcolm O'Bannon, all of Blytheville. Deputy King stated that Vastbinder and Young, who were captured in the liquor store, were "pretty well connected" with the burglary but that all three deny O'Bannon's participation In the break-In. He said that both Young and Vastbinder insisted that O'Bannon was not along when the liquor store was entered. O'Bannon was arrested here Suday and turn- erf over to Missouri authorities for questioning. Vastbinder and Young were surprised In the store by the store owner who held the two men at gun's point in the store until o/fi- cers arrived. He told officers that Records of AEG teals, Security tests Demanded Sen. Hickenlooper Asks Data for Use Against Lilientkal WASHINGTON, June 1 «>)— Carroll L. Wilton, the Atomic Enerry Commission's central muuftr, said today be kept two KlenUiit on AEC payrolls despite his security officer's finding that they were bad risks. Wilson (old a Congressional committee he made his own decision in these cases and had not taken the matter up with the commission. WASHINGTON, June 1. «>) — Senator Hickenlooper <R-Iowa) today demanded to see Atomic Energy Commission Records on H agreements and transactions and security data on an unnamed num- >er of persons. Hickenlooper fired this demand when the Senate-House Atomic 'ommittee began hearings on his charge that there has been "(ncred- ble mismanagement" of the Atomic Energy Commission under the chairmanship of David E. Lilienthal. Hiekenlooper had a sealed envelope he said contained the names of the persons he wants to get security data about. He did not say how many names there were. With LIHenthr.l and Carroll L. Wilson, AEC general manager, feeing him over a committee table, Hickenlooper began by saying that Lilienthal Is "inadequate" to fill the Job he holds. The Iowa Senator then demanded the information on 14 different matters, and started to hand to Lilienthal the sealed envelope. Hickenlooper said he wanted this material to use in Iutureo.ues- tioning of Lilienthal. Lists Records Chairman McMahon (D-Conn.) asked to see the envelope. McMahon opened it. read the list, and handed it to Lilienthal. Besides this, Hickenlooper asked that the commission deliver to him by 3 p.m. CST, today, the following: 1. AU correspondence regrading the custody of atomic weapons. 2. Reports of the commission's advisory committee. 3. Records of all overtime paid to headquarteds personnel in Washington. 4. The minutes of the commission's general advisory board. 5. TJje .mUmtes of its Military Liaison Committee^ ' 6. The commission's minutes. 1. Records of .the Quebec Conference pertaining to atomic matters- (The conference was a 1943 meeting of the late President Roosevelt and then British Prime Minister Winston Crurcuill and their advisers,} 8. A Hpde Park memolre 'atomic matters. 9. Records of the Potsdam Conference regarding atomic affairs. 10. A statement of the position of the United States and the United Kingdom on atomic matter In January, 1948. Inventory Asked 11. An inventory of the Manhattan District when it was turned over to the civilian commission. 12. Correspondence with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on lost or misplaced atomic source material. 13. Engineering plans for reactor sites. H. Records of all of the investigations for applicants for fellowships. McMahon had opened the session by saying there would be "no persecution and no white-wash" in the .investigation of the charges Hickentooper has made against REMEMBERS COMRADES—Charles L. Chappel, nearing 102 years of age, walks alone with a wreath ar . gives a wavering salute to the Colors as he honors a departed comrade on Memorial Day at Long Beach, Cnlll. He is the sole surviving Civil War veteran in Long Beach. (AP wirephotoj. 'Battle Between B-36, NavyJetslsCaLledOff WASHINGTON, June 1. yp)_The mock duel in the sky between the Air Ptorce's mlglity B-36 and tlie Navy's best Banshee Jet fighters suggested by Congress has been turned down by the joint ch..-te of staff third man fled when he accosted from the store the men. Big Four Ministers Turn to Discussion Of the Berlin Problem PARIS, June 1 w>—The foreign ministers conference turned to a discussion of the Berlin problem today. No Important agreement has been reached in the talks on unity- Ing Germany, The three western powers yesterday turned down a Russian request to invite a 22-man delegation from the .Soviet-sponsored G e r m a n's People's Congress to present their views to the foreign ministers. Western observers believ« Russia is more likely to re'ach agreement on trade between the Soviet Eastern Zone Germany. of Germany and West The Western plan reportedly calls (or the establishment of special four-power committees to regulate trade, currency, and communications between Berlin and the West- em Zone. Ullenthal. Elwyn Caldwell Gets Legal Post At Boys' State LITTLE ROCK, June I. OT—Elwyn Caldwell. son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Caldwell of Dell, yesterday was elected attorney general of the 1M9 Boys" Stat« now underway at Camp Robinson. He ran as a member of the Federalist party. . Tills was the second office to which young Caldwell, a member of the Blytheville delegation to Boys' State, has been elected. Monday, he was named mayor of Jefferson City, one of the mythical municipalities of Boys' State. Meanwhile, the delegates began organization of their state legislature whfch convenes for a one-day session »t the state capltol Thursday. Election of state constitutional officers highlighted yesterday's session. The race for governor was won by Bill Ranseur of Hot Springs who represented the Nationalist Party. He defeated the Federalist nominee, Joe Pagh ot Pine Bluff. Other officers: Dugan Abe ma thy, Jonesboro, Federalist, lieutenant governor; Thomas Lowe, Cherry Valley, Nationalist, secretary of State; Bill McLaugh- lln, Spilngdale, Federalist, treasurer; J. C, Anderson, Paragould, Federalist, land commissioner; Thomas Head, El Dorado, chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court; Tommy Blackwood, Jonesboro, Bill Campbell, Magnolia, John Price, Hot Springs, Charles Hailtim, Camden; Gene FTamel, Fort Smith, and Held Wasson, Fayetteville, »ll Nationalist, associate Justice*. Boys State Is sponsored annually by the Arkansas Department of the American Legion. for security reasons. The recommendation to call off the public air battle was first made known in a copyrighted story in the Washington Times-Herald shortly after the House Armed Services Committee yesterday ordered a full investigation of why the B-3G came to be the heavyweight darling of the Air Force. The possibility remained that such a bang-you're-dcad test might be conducted later In deepest secrecy. But the joint command,.In a letter forwarded to Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.) of the committee by Secretary of Defense Johnson, said such a battle between the two best planes of_ the. two would divulge vital '"'•--—I-TRI-T.- The letter also said lilfl'•! »^ would serve no useful The showdown sky fight was first approved May 18 by the armed services group to help settle conflicting claims by the Navy and the Air Force. Claims Don't Jibe The Air Fore said the B-36 op- crating at 40,000 feet and above could not be intercepted by any fighter plane now in existence. Tlie Navy planned to build a multi-million dollar aircraft carrier from which jet planes and bombers would, operate. It said the jet planes can whip up to 40.000 feet in seven minutes and are good enough to lick the B-36. Air Force enthusiasts proposed that the carrier be junked and the money used to bi:y more B-36s. Secretary Johnson finally ordered work on the carrier halted. But arguments continued. That's when tiie House committee stepped in with Its suggestion for a test fight. Vinson said the unanimous vote uf the group did not make such a test mandatory, but he said it should be "very persuasive." The Navy promptly jumped at the suggestion, offering a list of four planes as candidates for the job of puncturing the B-36's reputation. Lions Allocate $73,500 /or New Library Approximately $13,000 was alloc tlted from various Lions Club ac counts for use in completing th Memorial Library, under construe tion nt Sixth and Main Streets at the club's noon meeting at Hotel Noble yesterday. Members of the Ltons Club's 11 brary committee said that plans Jo formal dedication of the llbrsr " " WipMc, fU.CJTreTe largel t on the progress of th ion. The appropriation of the ad dittonal money was approved b the Miiantmous acceptance of resolution submitted to the club b the committee, headed by Jesse Taylor. A second resolution opposing th rate Increases proposed by the wate and telephone companies we heart but the group took no action on the resolution. W. J. Wuncierllch, who represent ed the Hlythevilie Lions Club a the state convention In Llltl Rock, reported on the conventio: activities. Bolivia Calls Up Army ' Reserve to Halt Riots By Associated Prtss The Bolivian cabinet has mobl Ized Army reservists from 19 to ! to cope with tin mine riots wliic it says brought about "a state civil war. 1 ' Reports from the strike-to: mine area said the army -was " control of the situation." Two thousand dynamite-hurlin miners yesterday battled 200 troop, for control of the Pntino minln area of Huanuni, high in th Andes. Woman Ph.D., 54, 'Strikes' for Salary Deduction Refund to Pay Cancer Bill By Mercer Bailej- ATLANTA, June 1. ((Ft—A chubby, bright-eyed doctor of philosophy sat stubbornly In the offices of the Georgia teacher retirement system today and promised: "I'm going to stay here till I get my money." The 54-year-old woman, Dr. Willie Melrnoth Bomar, a home economics teacher of Glcnwood. Ga., began her slWown strike Monday morning. She is trying to collect 465.78 deducted from her salary for the state's teacher retirement fund. Dr. Bomar. who won her doctorate at Columbia University, wants the money to pay for treatment ot & cancer "They took It out of my puny little salary without consulting me," said the dark-haired, determined teacher. "Now they want me to wait till I'm dead with old age to collect it. "Well, I've got cancer, I need the money for treatment—and cancer won't wait.' She spent her second night in the dark, deserted offices last night, using a couch In the women's room for a bed. She said she has lived on sandwiches since her strike started. Dr. Bomar Hashed t train ticket to Rochester, Minn., and said she was ready to make her fifth trip to the Mayo Clinic for a cancer checkup, and possibly for treatment. "I want lo pay," she continued, "Instead of saying 'I'm too poor— you see I've been teaching schoo: In Georgia." ' She has kept constant vigil a the office of Director J, L. Yade of the retirement system since 10:3 Monday morning. The office Is on the fifth floo of the Atlanta division of tile Un versity of Georgia building. It one was a parking garage and still the ramps Instead of stnlrs.. "This Is a preposterous thing I'r doing," the little teacher told reporter, "but It's a preposteroi thing they're trying to do to m I've been teaching In Wheel County since October, 1948. I fig urc if I live to collect my rctlrcmen pay it will amount to 44.80 a mont All I say Is 'No thank you, I'll tak mine now.' " Last year, the retirement boar let Dr. Bomar hr.ve her deduction at ths end of the term. "They said they made a mistake she declared. "Then the boar pulled a secret meeting fycslerday after I'd been waiting 24 hour, appear before It, and the chalrmn came out and told me they ha decided against giving me money." Yalen said he would make statement on the matter later tc day. A native of Georgia, the strong willed teacher had lived In Ne York until recent years, tcachln and editing. Night Custodian C. O. Lord the woman refused to eat anythln Monday, but took some s&iirtwich and hot coffee last night. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS \ttorneyGeneral [ejects Demand or Secret Files Data Is Requested . In Probe of Reds' Espionage Activities WASHINGTON, June 1 (fp,— At- 'raey General Tom Clark today fused to give a Senate committee IB secret government files on 164 'ficials of foreign governments. Clark told a Senate Judiciary ubcoinnilltec the information Is extremely delicate" and even In- olvcs ambassadors and foreign Inlslers of Europcnn governments. He promised to cooperate with he committee lo give "all tlie m- onnation possible." Chairman McCnrrnn (D-Nev) lid che committee does not want le files themselves—but lie wants "revelation of the basic facts" In le files. Clark and Assistant Secretary ot tate John E. Peurifoy had been nbpoenaed by the group to pro- uce the files on 164 persons. Clark aid all but two of them are for- iRners. Instead of the files. McCnrran emamled Clark produce Informa- on to show how many Commtinisl Bents have entered this country 1 the last five years and are nown to have encaged In "espion- ge or related activities." Submits Questions He submitted a list of 11 questioiiF 0 Clark and asked that he answer hem by next Monday, Clark said he would answer the .uestlons as far as possible withli imlts of security. The subcommittee Is consider ng legislation to tighten up thi ministration laws against entry o ubversives.. Peurlfoy advised the committei hat the refusal to furnish tin lies had the backing of Preslden ?ruman. He read a letter from Undersec •ctary of Slnte James Webb say ng: "Disclosure of the contents such files would seriously embar ass the conduct of foreign rela ions by the United States in nego Nations with other government and with the United Nations and n the participation of the Unitec States in the United Nations." Peurifoy joined In Clark's pro mise to give the committee all th nformatton possible "within th limits of national security." But Webb's letter pointed ou :hat many of the files in questlo are on "officials of foreign govern ments or persons connected wit! the United Nations. " ^ And he added the Information relates to "confidential negotiation conducted by the United Slates I Lhe field of foreign affairs." Fierce Winds, Heavy Rains Hit Blytheville Rain, accompanied by stroii wind. drenched Blythcville thL morning with the precipitation which Icll within JESS than tw hours, measuring nearly one Inch It was reported by R. E. Blaylock official observer In Blytheville fo tlie United States Weather Bureau. Apparently the wind did but Httl dnmage hut residents In some ,sec tlons or the city reported that wa ter wns forced under windows an doors by the fierce wind. Arkansas-MljMour) Power Coin pany officials said that the com pany had a 33,000-volt transniissio line down for a short time bctweci Hayti and Dcering ir. Missour Lightning cnsused some Interrup tions In service locally. A "flash-over" between circuit In the power plant here cause lights to be off throughout the clt for about 10 minutes, and the cir cnit serving the northeastern part of Blythcville was off more than one hour white repairs were being made- A tree fell EK oss the line serving the Airport area leaving that area without service until the line could be repaired. Downpour at Cap* <"»Irart!c;»ii CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo,, June 1. f/P)—A heavy rain accompanied by lightning and a br).<>k wind today drenched this Southeast Mjjwiurl community where a tornado killed 22 persons II days ago. Nearly an Inch of rain fell during a period of one hour, and a number of telephone lines p;nn in c1ed out. No wind damnfre was reported, a steady rain continued. The heavy rain was expected to result ID some damage to building* where only temporary repairs have been completed since the tornado. House Approves ension Bill for Vets of Both Wars WASHINGTON, June 1—</!>)— The House passed and sent to the Senate today, a World War I and II veterans' pension bill after knocking out an "unable- to-work" provision. Passage cam quickly after a spirited fight over the unemploy- nbillty proposal recommended by the Veterans' Committee. The provision went out of the. bill bj a standing vole of 112 to 57. There were no other changes proposed to the bill, estimated to cost, in its present, form, $65,000,000,000 In addition to what now is being paid in pensions under Veterans' Administration regulations. The onc-sidcness of the fight over the cmpluynblllty clause led to abandonment ol a planned lMl.ll/! to eliminate World War 11 Veterans from the bill's provisions. There was less titan two hours of debate on the bill, which actually ivrlte.s into permanent J»w regulations under which pensions now are being paid to mnny veterans. A much more cosily bill was defeated by the House in March. Rent Decontrol Petition Is Filed Matter to Go Before City Council With Next Meeting June 14 The Blythevitlc Real Estate Board's petition seeking decontrol on renLs here IIM been filed with W. T. Malln, city clerk, for presentation to Lhc Ctly Council at Its mooting, it was disclosed today Tlie next session of the council L .scheduled for 'June 14. W. M. Burns, member of thi realtors' organization, said lhat an other petition Is being circulate and that -some renters have signed favoring decontrol. Most of tin signers, however, cue property %wn ers. H was indicated. The Dud Cn.son Post of th' American ixjglon Ls on record op posing decontrols and has asked fo a hearing before the council bcfor the aldcrmnri net on the pctltioi circulated Ly tlie real estate men. The move to lift-rental control WINS launched In conformity wit provisions of the rental act passe by the 81st Congress, which author ftes removal of controls by the fed eral agency where such act Eon ! recommended bv local authorities. Rented Board to Meet Provision Is made in the act fo bringing about decontrols throng approval by the governor of th state and the municipal authorltic in the cities under rental control. or by action of the area rent advls ory boards. The l»ard for the Blythcvlll Defense-Rental Area has a hear ing scheduled Tor 10 a.m. Friday the offices In the Ingram Bulldln here on a petition by Lee Wilsoi and Company for removal of con trols In Wilson, Keiser, Marie, Bas sett and Armorel. Mayor Ben F. Butler of Osceol Is chairman of the board for th BlythcvlUe-Defense Rental Are which was set up during tlie nous Ing shortage early in World 1 Wa n. The petitioners seeking dccon trols contend that the hoasin .shortage caused by the war ha. eased sufficiently to permit dccon trol without causing a hardship o: tenants. Tornafllr, Winds Strike BOONKVILLE. Mo., June 1. M'I— Tornadlc winds struck several communities In this area early today. Early reports indicated heavy damage, but no !OF* of life. The storm demolished the lion Hichard- son Garage in nearby Nelson, unroofed a Baptist church and ripped away a telephone and plectrlc linos. Large trees were torn up by the roots. Soybeans Weather Again Oe/ays Paving Hnllv Street July Nov Dec f.o.b. Clilcaco) High Low Cloae 211"; 215 217',i-? 203'1 200'.; 202!i 2<«!4 20214 202 V4 Grading of Holly Street betwce Division fI2th Street) and I3t Street preparatory lo paving WEI resumed this morning before heav showers interrupted the work a; Grading wn.s started last < but was halted by wet went he When this strip is completed, Kol Street will he completely pave from Its origin at Ninth to it.s en at 17th Street. Work has already started on pa\ inu Holly between 14th and 151 Streets. Trie paving Ls bcins done on tl nsual share the cr*st basis, with th city providing labor and 1 equlpmei and property owners paying fo materials. The cost was set at Sli per 50-foot frontage. Paving of Holly between 13th an Hth Streets has been laid and expected to be ready for use soo The strip between Uth and 12i Streets was reopened to tralfic la week. New York Stocks ClosInK quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Brth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors . Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester . ... National Distillers . Republic Steel . ... Radio Socony Vacuum . .. J. C. Penney Standard of N J . .. Texas Corp 140 3 68 I 28 25 3 47 3 129 35 154 V 49 7 10 1 23 1 17 7 19 7 10 3 Hay Countian On Trial Here n Murder Case Case Involves Death Last June of City Marshal at Rector Trial of Leon Ogles of Rector on charge of first degree murder larted here today in Mississippi •ounty Circuit Court before Judge al B Harrison on a change of emic from Clay County in a. cncB nvolvinu tlie death June 25, 1948 f Tom Green, city marshal in Recor. Proseoilllng Attorney H. G. Part- >w Is hell)!- assisted In (lie case hv 'rimes C, Halo of Marion, frrnv r rracciitlriB attorney, and Grant Vnrrl, deputy prosecutor for Clay -ounty. The Jury was qualified by lie .state for a verdict which could arry the maximum punishment, rath In the electric chair. Mr. Hale as prosecutor Insi; year ('Presented the state In the trial f Lon Okies' brother Darrell. who •as convicted In Clay County Cir- uit Court and sentenced to life :npri.TOiiment for the death of the lector marshal. Brother Serving Life Term The .defendant Ls represented by V. Leon Smith of Blytheville and' Vfarciis Pcltz of Jonesboro. The ihange of venue in the case on rial here was sought and granted ollowing the conviction of Ixxm Oples' broiher. The Clay County ase ivns tried before Judge Charles V. Light. The first witness called this naming was Perry Householder, a • resident of Clay County, who said, ic witnessed the slaying of the officer and was wounded in trying to a.ssist the two officers after Leon Ogles had been arrested on a charge of drunkenness. Mr. Householder told the Jury -hat Mr. Green and another officer, John Joiner, had asked Leon Ogles to leave a pool hall In Rector, and placed him unrier nrrp.st when he refused lo leave. Oulslde Darrell Ogles, the defendant's broiher, Is said to have interfered with officers as they started to the Jail with ;hc prisoners. In the fijjht which followed between the brothers and the two officers, Darrell Ogles seized Green's gun from the holster and fired several shots, according to Mr. Householder. He said that he was wounded when he. went to the assistance of the officers. The first bullet struck him-In the, leg below the knee, arid another barely missed his head. • ' The third shot was fired at Green, and' after he was wounded in the shoulder the defendant cal- cd to his brother to "let him have it afiain, that he was not hurt," according to the witness. Both Officers Disarmed In the meantime Leon Ogles wrested Joiner's gun from him after Joiner had fired one shot, the bullet wounding Darrell Ogles, the witness related. He said that the gun Jammed with the shot fired by the officer and that Leon Ogles clubbed the officer with It, knocking him down and pulled the trigger after placing the weapon at the officer's head. The weapon did not fire. Court recessed at noon vfhen Mr. Hale had completed his direct examination of the first witness- Cross examination of the witness was under way this, afternoon and about eight or nine other state witnesses are here lor the trial, Mr. Partlow said. Darrell Ogles was brought here from the state's prison farm, where he is serving a lite sentence, to testify at his brother's trial. ' *'"-'.. Members of the jury hearing th? ; * murdpr cn.se are: H. L. Hal.sell, Jr.j' " W. H. Hcatu. Charles Langston. W.| R. Bishop. C. W. Garriaan. BerJ Eoff, Lockard Benson, W. H. Pcase.X B. A. Gooch, Willard Barnham and \ James L Brooks. \ Court was convened this morn- \ ing by Judge Harrison for an adjourned term £o hear the case from Clay County and two others. One involves the death of Karry Giles Blanchard last year dnriii7 :\ fight. His alleged assailant. E, R. McGaha, Is charged with first degree murder. In the other case. Hollis Edward Nccdham is charged with rape. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. June 1. «P) — Cotton quotations: Hieh l/>w Close Jly 3223 3203 3222 Oct 2813 28W 2371 Dec 28'S 2?« 2855 Mch JPIO 2TS2 2840 May 1823 2813 2814 Arkansas forecast: Considerable clouditxv.i. .scattered thunrier^liow- crs in north and we.st portions this afternoon and tonight, and in east and south portions Thursday. No iniTOrtnnt tomperature changes. Missouri forecast: Pnrty cloudy to cloudy. thunc!ei.shmver.s tonieht and c^t Thiirsdiiy movnins. Cooler extreme south'ivcrft tonight. Low to- nicht 53-68: high Thursday 88-92. Minimum this mornint;—63. Maximum yeste-rriay—90. Sunset today—7:07. Sunrise tomorrow—4:48. Pcclpitatlon 24 hours to 7 a.m. to- rf.iy—none. Toial since Jan. 1—27.73. Mean temperature (midway bc- 46 1 G4 1 _. 51 1-21 Normal mean tor June—78. I (\vt:eii hish and low—70.