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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 63 Blytheville Dalljr News Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald Miiiissippl Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI _BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1949 Ten-Year Term Ij Recommended In Murder Case Clay Courttian Gets Lighter Sentence Than His Brother A jury In Circuit Court here yesterday found Leon Ogles. '28, of Marmaduke, Clay county, guilty of second degree murder and recommended a prison sentence of 10 years to Judge Zal B. Harrison, who heard the case on change of venue from Clay County. Trial of another murder case was under way loday In which E. R. McGaha, Blytheville carpenter, is charged with having killed Harry Giles Blanchard, another carpenter, here in Blytlieville last June. Selection of the jury for the McGaha case was completed yesterday afternoon and presentation of state testimony was started this morning with H. G. Partlow. prosecuting attorney, and his assistant, A. S. Harrison, questioning the state's witnesses. Claude F. Cooper is representing the defendant. Jury Oat for an Hour The jury deliberated the Ogles case for more than an hour before leaching a verdict. Leon Ogles was charged with first degree murder in connection with the death in Rector of Night Marsha) Tom C^kfen, who was killed during a fight involving two Rector officers, the defendant, and his brother. Darrell. Darreli Ogles was tried for first degree murder In clay County and received a life, sentence. It was contended by the state that Darrell fired the shot which killed the officer, and that he acted after he had been told by Leon Ogles "to kill the officer." Leon Ogles had been placed under arrest on a drunkenness charge and when the night marshal and John Joiner, the other officer, started lo take him to jail the other brother Interferred. In the fight which followed, according to state witnesses, both officers were disarmed Doctor Is First Witness The first witness to testify in McGaha's trial Was Dr. Louis P. Hti- bener who treated Mr. Blanchard »t the Blytheville Hospital shortly after the altercation and the court had heard testimony of two-other witnesses at 11 o'clock this —•-•*-"' ' Mississippi County Assessor to Attend Tax Commission's School LITTLE ROCK, June 4. M>, — A five-day school on assessment Saw procedure will open the Arkansas Senate chamber Monday, Assessors from 47 counties are to attend the sessions, sponsored by the Arkansas Tax.Commission. Shippen to Attend Herbert shipper, of Osceola, assessor for Mississippi County, will attend the school for assessors in Little Rock, It was announced at his office today. Teachers' School To Open Monday Classes in Osceola Arranged by College To Assist Educators Registration for the training school for teachers will be^in at the Osceola High School at 8 a.m. Monday. C. Franklin Sanders, superintendent, announced today. The Osceola training school is conducted as a resident center by the Arkansas State Teachers College of Conway, and one of the faculty members from the Conway college will be on the staff of the school, snd other faculty members ar* Mississippi County educators. Aproximately 100 teachers have Indicated that they plan to pr.rtic- ( . "**;-'" .fiaj^ngp ,'ff of the lumber OnionyMSMv aiter the fight .he hkrd McCUha remark that he "ought .to gn back and finish him off." referring to Blanchard. He told the court that McGaha had been drinking at the time. Hay wood testified that earlier «r. Bla..mard and McGaha had V«en involved in an argument over some worlc the two men were supposed to have done together. E. G. Smithi a carpenter who told the court he was a witness to the fight, testified that McGaha attacked Blanchard twice. The first time, he said, he threw the elder man to the ground and after he had gotten up he (McGaha) then jumped from the office door and struck Blanchard with his fist saying "I'll Just finish him." ' He testified that the blow knocked Blanchard down on a concrete driveway. He quoted McGaha as saying after the blow was struck "now I guess that finished it." Loss of Uranium 235 Holds Possibilities of Espionage, Senator Says WASHINGTON, June 4— i,T>— Senator Hickenlooper (R-Iown) saw "the possibility of espionage" today in the Atomic Energy Commission's loss of four grams of uranium 235. Senate Leaders Rally Support For T-H Repealer But Administration Stalwarts Falter; Hint Compromises B.v Marvin I,. Arrow-smith WASHINGTON, June 4. l,Vi ~ Senate leaders trying to rally support for a compromise version of the administration's labor bill claimed progress today. But they need still more votes. Their headway claim, moreover was minimized wilhin the party ranks. Senator Elteiicier m-La 1 said any supporl they hnvc picked up is "trifling." He complained that the proposed compromise would not keep nearly enough of the Taft- Hartley law. Senator Byrd CD-Va.l reportedly agrees u-ith Ellcutier on that, and also with Ellenclers prediction that at least 15 southern Democratic senators will vote for a Republican- written substitute fo tration bill. r the adminis- On the other haml, the compromise efforts were critici/ed for still another reason by another group of Demccrats. Senators Neely (w.va.i, Murray (Mont.) and Pepper <Pla ) said the bill ought not to be changed at all. Tiicy conceded, though that it probably well be. In fact, that seemed to ipate in (he school, and B ark]p increase I f m L * " * general feeling after Vice their college credits. A $35 fee cov- I ~ ru ers the five-weeks course, and Mr. Sanders said that all the text books were to be available at his office. A trial schedule will be conducted follo'4-ing the registration tomorrow-. with the actual classvvork beginning Tuesday, Schedule is Tentative The tentative schedule, for five days a week, was announced this morning ft is as follows: From 8 o'clock to 10 a.m.: English 231a. Introduction to Literature. taught by Mrs. C. L. Moore, principal of the Osceola high school: English 230. Children's Literature, taught, by Miss Vfrgie Rogers. a member of the Wilson High School faculty; Psychology 330. taught by ident of the rr.phy 131. by E. Hopkins, a regular faculty member from A.S.T.C.; History, 336, "American Nation, taught by Omar Stevens. principal of the Junior High School in BJytheville; and Physical Education 233, for Elementary grades, taught by Miss Eurice Miller. supervisor of Physical Education at Dallas. Texas, city Schools. From 10 a.m. until 12 noon the schedule is as follows: English 23Mb, Introduction to Literature, Mrs. Moore; English 335, American Literature. Miss Rogers; Psychology 230, General and Child Psychology, Mr. Deer; Geography 135,' CoascV- vatton of Natural Resources. Mr. Hopkins; Political Science, 233, American Government. Mr. Stevens; and Biotosy 231, Health and Safety, Miss Miller. Mr. Sanders said today that the credits received at the school were recognized as residence credits by the State Department of Education. Chambers is Key Witness for U.S. In Perjury Trial NEW YORK, June 4. dJ'i-Ti character and credibility of Con- iimunist Whittaker Chambers. but Senator McMahon (D-Conn) on whose testimony hinges the gov- questioned that, ernment's perjury charge against McMahon heads the Senate- Alger HisS| 7as the tar Bet of de- Jfciise Atomic Energy Committee,! Icnsc CO »'™1 yesterday. TSiich is in the midst of an In- ' _. Ul)d . cr lasl ""K cross-examination, tensive inquiry in,to the manage-! " ment of the atomic agency under '• Chairman David E. Lilienthal. Hickenlooper, the top committee Republican who instigated the probe, insisted that spy work must be considered as a possible factor as long as atomic material still Is missing. Of the ounce of enriched uranium originally lost, a.11 but one eighth has been recovered. "That's 4.000 times the amount of material involved in lhe Canadian spy case," Hickenlooper said. "Therefore, the possibility of esplon- rennriprfh, , ?, , L 5 h havE be the psuteni >,• S [lr "" ty Plraide " t to take the best labor bill they can get. The administrat'ion bill is scheduled to come up for Senate debate Monday. It would repeal the T-H act and re-enact the old Wagner Ia\v with a few changes endorsed by Mr. Truman. The only rival bill at this point i.i a substitute sponsored by GOP Senators Taft (Ohio). Donnel <Mo) and Smith (N. J.). It would make more than a seme of changes in tiie T-H law, but would keep" what Taft calls its basic principles. Tacitly acknowledging strong support for the substitute. Senate Democratic leaders held a day-long party conference yesterday. Most of the 51 Senate Democrats attended and they spent most of their time discussing amendments designed to bolster the administration measure. One of the proposed changes provides for presidential seizure of struck plants or industries in national emergency labor disputes. age cannot be discounted. TB Board's Executive Committee to Meet Chambers acknowledged that he lied under oath before the same Federal Grand Jury that returned the perjury indictment against Hiss. former state department official. Florid, gray-haired Defense Attorney Lloyd Paul Stryker alsoi drew from Chambers an admission that he had failed to tell the whole truth before official bodies on several other occasions. Both defense and prosecution attorneys have stated that it Is principally on Chambers' word the perjury charge against that Hiss hangs. Hiss is accused of swearing falsely when he denied Chambers' claim that he turned over government secrets to Chambers, self| described former courier for a pre- Hays Sullivan, president O j I war Russian spy ring, the Mississippi County Tubercul-! Chambers, whose testimony has osis Association, aid loday that one p ' ctllrc<t Hiss as Plotting with him of the four executive meetings of I and a Sovite agent. Col. Boris * e association, to be held each B>lcov - lo f ' lch tne government ar, will be conducted Monday ^"c' 5 - spoke soflly as he answered Florida Bandit Slain, Another BadlyWounded WINTER PARK, Fla.. June 4. WV—One bandii was killed and another wounded critically in a blazing gun battle when they attempted to hold up the Seminole Club last midnight. A third bandit escaped. The foray rivaled a clash in th- old time West as one of the intruders used a woman guest to shield his flight. Sheriff P. A. Mero gave this account: The trio entered the roadside tavern quietly. Firing over the heads of the guests with a shotgun, one of the bandits shouted"Tills Is a stick-up." The tavern's manager. Tony Rocci, grabbed for an automatic pistol held by onother of the intruders. When the bandits' attention was distracted by the scuffle, the club's bartender. Eddie Brown, grabbed a pistol under the bar. 1 He fired three shots into the chest of one ol the bandits. He died instantly. The second turned to run and the bartender shot him in the back, felling him. Using a woman giie.st as a shield, the Ihird bandit hurried out the door. He hailed a truck, told the driver the woman was ill and asked to be taken to a hospital. When the pair got into the truck, the driver was' threatened by the armed bandit. Several miles away, he told the driver to stop, left the truck and disappeared In the darkness. Soybeans ybean CHICAGO, June 4—c quotations: High Low Close July 218' 3 117 21T- Nov 200'! 198-Dec I39i 2 iggr 19!) 199 at noon in the secretary's otfice In the court house. The officers of the association compose the committee. It is believed that program development and the Increasing of educational programs will be discussed. Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary ol the association, spent yeslerd»y «t Caruthersvlllc discussing the program development of tuberculosis control work with Mrs. Morrcll DeRelgn, president of the Missouri Tuberculosis Association, . »nd • member of the board of directors for the N»tlon»l Tubercu- losl« Association. Weather Stryker's question*. , He acknowledged that, durini? his j Arl " nsa5 '""cast: Partly cloudy 14 years in the Communist Parly. I ton 'B nt and Sunday, with local he had been a traitor to the United 'hundershowcrs in northwest and States, and that he scorned religion cxtrel " c north portions. Not much EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ARNOLD MAI)K TKIOHNKNT AIK FORCE OKNERAI.-President Truman presents Oc::. Henry H. (Hap) Arnold .wnitimc chief of lhe Army Air Force, with an ornate commission as first permanent five-slur general of tiie Air Force. The ceremony look place at the White House as tiie retired air thief stopped en route from hi.s sonora. Calif., farm home to West Point for his son's wedding and graduation.—<AP Wlrephoto). Optimistic Secularism Scored By Texan in Address at U. of A. FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., June 4. WP>—Commencement services at the University of Arkansas tonight win wind up end of the year activities for the state's college seniors. A total of BBI graduates wi» receive degrees and hoar a commencement address by Dr. Chaimccy D. Lcake, vice president and dean of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galvestxm. . All other Arkansas college have* _ _ - ___ completed graduation exercises. s ! Goodyear Cuts Prices On Premium Auto Tires AKRON. O. June 4. M»I—Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. today announced price reductions on ils premium brand tires, effective Mon- today—none, day. The cuts were set at live per cent Marco Polo refers, in his great | book on his travels in the f»r East, lo * fre«t southern continent, be• to h»Y« beta - ' for double eagle and super-cushion tires and at 7'i per cent on deluxe tires and conventional tntertubes. The price cut follows by three weeks a 19 per cent price cut on all Atlas tire* by Standard O*l Co. iOixio), The baccalaureate sermon was delivered last night by Di Smith, pastor of the University Baptist Church at Austin, Tex. "The world has substituted an optimistic secularism for Christian fnith. and it now faces a crisis which we cannot ignore and which will end in our complete disintegration and destruction unless we see it and correct it," Dr. Smith, declared in tiie baccalaureate sermon. 'Risking oversimplification," lie said, "it ran be said that the major disorders within our civilization stem from an erosion, a crumbling and' decay of the Christian foundations of our culture. . . . We have substituted trust, in man and man's achievements for trust in God." Freedom a Promise Speaking on the subject, "Ye shall be flee," Dr. Smith asserted that nowhere is the distortion of the Christian religion seen more clearly than the widely used motto: "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." The worlc! has sought truth, from the farthest stars that, can be seen with the aid of science to the inner structure of the atom, but man is not yet free, he said; nor can he become free until and unless he adopts the complete statement of Je.sus from which the motto was taken: "It he abide in my word, then ye are truly my disciples; and he shall know- the truth and the truth shall make you free." "This is a statement which Jesus made in ail scriousnes," he said. "We have done with it what no scholar would think of doing il he were writing a textbook or a learned article. We have done what no chemist would think of doing If he were writing a report of an experiment. We have misquoted Jesus. Worse than that, we have taken one-half of a statement which He made and have made an untruth out of it. ... Tm> ,>I.'inv- Rir> Van Winkles "Personal integrity, the kind of integrity that belongs to free men and Hint makes them fit to use free institutions .is the work of God's arace in their hearts as they dis- cipiin? themselves to His will. When belief in God and faith in God have sone. there is no basis for personal integrity. Leave God out °^ hfe and what do you have? Anxiety, pride, and morality guided only by rx|>e- diency. "Mau 1 .-, inventive genius, his personal and collrctive efforts, hvivc truly accrtmplishcd wonderful thin?s. but unless something transforms him from wilhin there is nothin?, nolllin? under heaven, that can prevent him from turning these fruits of hi.s creative genius into tools of destruction." The real tra?cdy of Rip van Winkle was not that he got drun'K and neglected his family, although that was bad enough, he said. 'The real tragedy of Rip van Winkle was that he slept through tiie entire Revolutionary War and never fired a shot; in ract, he n^v- er knew what was going on," Dr. Smith .said. 'That is the tragedy of any life that is lived without some mvamiess of the revolutionary nature of his age." change in temperatures. , . . . *».». Missouri forto.il: Mostly cloudy Immigration Officers with occasionals showers and thun- . - . derstorms tonight and Sunday. Minimum this morning—7fX Maximum yesterday—02. Sunset today—7:09. Surtse tomorrow—4:45. Precipitation 14 hours from 7 a.m. Poised to Seize Ship On Which Eisler Fled U.S. Total since Jan. 1—28.61. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low) — 81. be. Normal mean for June— 78. This n>(e Ijisl Vf»r Minimum this morning --63. Maximum yesterday— 35. Precipit«tion Jan. 1 to this dale NEW YORK. June 4. W — An armctl dctnl of the U.S. Immigration Border Patrol waited al a pier tndav for the Polish liner Batory. . The head ol the group said the government planned lo seize the vessel ,on which Gtrhart Eisler escaped to Europe. The liner arrived in the harbor this morning and left quarantine at 10.50 a.m. on her way to a North River pier. She was scheduled to dock it U noon. East and West Talks Continue Amid Secrecy By the Associated Press Restricted optimism prevailed in Paris totlay as Russian anrt Western foreign ministers sat down for their second day of private talks on the Berlin problem. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson has invited-Andrei Vish- insky, soviet foreign minister, to dine with him tonight. He will be Acheson's only oiliclal guest. The representatives of the two major powers will continue their talks over the dinner table in the hope of finding a way for east and west to cool off tension it; Germany. Both sines apparently hold to a sinrore belief that n solution can be found. There Is n news blackout during these meetings. All four foreizn ministers are pledged to secrecy. However, observers say the talks revolve around attempts to persuade Russia to restrict veto powers. Another problem the four mhiistcts are believed to be discussing is how a single Berlin administration can function without harming lhe interests of the four occupying powers. In Moscow, the newspaper Pravda charged that tiie four power meeting til Paris is stymied by refusal of the Western allies to adhere to thn Polsd.-im agreement of 19J5. Tiie newspaper said the West I.s anxious to partition Germany while 'every one knows" that Russia works for a united Germany. From Nanking, the Communist- held former capital of Nationalist China, came estimates of the strength of warring armies. The Chinese Communists armies marchlm: South were -said lo number BCO.OOO men. Their main objective now ic to seize Canton, the refugee capital of the Nationalists. Nanking reports said lhe Nationalists had HOMO men defending In .the South and another 750.000 defending the approaches to Chung- king. Tills wartime capital may bo- come the Nationalist capital again, if Canton falls. The British-controlled newspaper Social Democrat said In Berlin today tllnt lhe Russians are prepared lo IK? force, if ncce.ssary. to resume traffic on Berlin's strike-disrupted railways. Four power representatives met in Berlin yesterday without rinding a solution to the railway problem. Country Store Keeper- Captures One of 14 Men Who Escaped from Prison MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va., June 4. itl'i —An alert country store keeper today captured the first of H "dangerous" criminals who sawed their way oul of the West Virginia State Penitentiary here. Warden Orel J. Skcens said the convict. Dennis P. Taylor. 27-year old holdup man. surrendered i. Floyd Fritzman, who owns a country store at Glen Easlon, W. Va., about 10 miles east of this Ohio River community. Fritzman leveled a rifle at Taylor when the convict came into the store shortly before 9 a.m. In search of food. The grocer recognized his prison garb. Meanwhile, search for the others was concentrated in the Eastern Ohio area near Shadysldc. O.. after a constable reported lie had fired at two or three men who fled from a highway into the hills. The 14 escaped yesterday. The fugitives dropped a prison can belonging to Mike Abies, 37- year-old lifer. Twenty Police cars were rushed to the urea, about five m!l«s up the rlvtr Iron UoundtviU*. Arkansas Jaycee Caravan to Start From Blytheville Six Cars to Leave Sunday for Annual National Convention A caravan of six cars, bearing a delegation of lilythevllle Jnycccs, will leave Blytheville nt 7 a.m. to- noiTow for Little Rock to join delegations from other sections or the state in forming wlmt possibly will K the largest motorcade ever to lass through the state. The motorcade will carry Arkan- i.i.s-' delegation to the National Junior Chamber of Commerce convention which opens Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Delegates from clubs in Eastern and Southern Ar- sansns nrc scheduled to meet on the Capitol grounds in Little Rock Sunday afternoon for tl)e formation of huge motorcade and nn official send-off by Governor McMath Going to the convention from Blytheville will be Dr. and Mrs James c. Guard, Mr. and Mrs Jack Raw-lings, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wyatt and children. Ml', and Mrs. Connie Modlngcr and children, Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell and children Mr. nint Mrs. Jimmie Edwards apd children, and J. T. Sudbury. First Stop in Osrrola The Blytheville caravan will make ils first stop in Osceola where It will pick up a car bearing State Jaycee President Bill Nicholson. A carload of West Memphis delegates will Joint the caravan In West Memphis with the eight cars then moving -on to Little Rock. At Little Rock Jaycee delegates from Sheridan, Crossctt, El Dorado Arkadelphia, Hot Springs, Liltle Rock and Plue Bluff will join the Eastern Arkansas convcntlon-KOcrs lor the formation of the motorcade After leaving Lillle Rock the motorcade will make two slops foi addition or cars delegates in Monilloii and Foil Smith and then head through Oklahoma ami Kansas en route to Colorado Springs. The Arkansas delegates are scheduled txi spend tomorrow night Tulsa. Oklahoma where llujy n... lour the National Junior Chambei of Commerce headquarters Monday morning journey. before continuing their Monday night the delegates will stop they In Dodge City, Kan., where have reserved the entire fa- - cilities of a large motor court. From Dodge City Ihe motorcade will continue on to Colorado Springs arriving at convention heattquarl-rs Tuesday afternoon In clme for the opening session. The state delegation will carry along all kinds of literature and souvenirs to advertise Arkansas en route to the convention and while in Colorado Springs. The literature will Include pictorial phamphlcU; of the state and souvenirs from the Individual farming and Industrial sections of Arkansas with each Jaycee chapter advertising Its own section of the state. To Publicize Cotton The Blytheville and Osceula dele- gallons will take alon ( ; miniature bales of cotton and cotton bolls to publicize the National Cotton Picking Contest and Mississippi Co' Three Children Die Of Suffocation in FarmHomeTragedy neai'liy field. in the left to j)l;iy H-|)ir|i s j le chopped cotton in a Joe Spades saiil u, e children were wedged n .smiill coijiparlineiit of (lie refrigerator i"or was tiKhtly fastened from the outside. No ice i!' ux '" ll 1 ""' 1 « p as in tlic compartments. liKI.I) IN CONTE-:M1>T—George R McSwuin, chief of the Chicago FBI office, leaves Federal Court in Chicago where he was held In con tempi, for refusing to produce !>L office records on the crime carcci of Roger (The Terrible I Tmihy. Mc- Swaln suld he was acting on orders of his superiors. Touliy is seeking release fj-nrn Statcville prison on the ground that he was unjustly convicted of kidnaping John (Jake the Bmber) Fnciory. a promoter 15 years BJ'O. (AI> Photo). 'Y' Staff Plans For Opening of Playgrounds Plans for using all available equipment to open City parks foi use of local children, under supervision ol the "Y" staff, are being worked oul this week with a view to starting the program Monday morning J. p. Oiirrull, general secretary, said today. Division Street Piirk | s lhe oiilj one In condition for use at this time nnd It will open Monday morning nt 0:30 wiih members of the Junior Service Auxiliary bci'>g charge each morning during the week from 9:30 until 11:30. Division Street Park was design- eel by the Park Coinnii.ssln/i a.s a playground for younger childrcr and will be reserved during the hours of actual supervision for children from about efght years down. The program will start with whatever equipment can be obtained nnd additional items will be added as funds are available. A temporary backstop for softball and busc'ball will be constructed at Tom Little Park an Walnut between Franklin nntl First -streets, in order to make this available for play. Permanent installations will ronir Infer. Smiil.-iriy, use uill be made of grounds at David Acres and Maloncy Park. The 17 boys .who left last Satur- ' Beginning Monday, the orgaillza- day to alu-nd Boys state near Lit- j l '" n "' Softball ami baseball learns He Rock, will return tonight about! 10 "Present eacli of llu- parks, will 7 p.m. ' | be started: and these will be formrd The bus returning the bov: to • '" Io '<»i6<ics for intra-citv compeli- niythevillc left this mornint;'with ;"'-'"• Tt is expected that one league nine rielcaaies to Girls' state and ' of Dilscbn " 'or Junior High age was scheduled to arrive in Little i h " ys "''" hr R'" " cxt Saturday. Rock before noon I Additional leagues for younser One of the 17 boys Elw.vn Calct- b: ' ys and nlso (or B' rl ' : ui " hc nt well, son ol A. E, Caldwcli at Deli i tr m .l )U '"' K lvi "g all ages an oppur- Iiicliulcd among those will be „ small packages containing open cotton bolls and a packet of cotton seeds with Instructions on h uw lo pfnnt the seeds in all types of soil and In every section of tlic nation. The convention be held in Colorado Springs' Hotel Antlers and will continue through June 12. At the climax ol the national meeting the stale delegates will return home but not in motorcade formation a5 a number of the delegates will remain in Colorado nnd neighboring slates for a second week. Girls' State Delegates Go by Bus to Little Rock; Boys to Return Tonight preliminary autopsy showed the •hilclrcn died of suffocation, the ihenff reported. James Ucibert Cliastnln, two, anrl Sliirley Ramsey, six. daughter of Mrs. Ethel Kiimsey, one of the Chastalns' neighbors, were dead when the box was opened. Joyce Ann Chastain. nine, died early this morning m a clinic here. Wyatt L. Patrick of the State Police crlmial Investigation division said officers arc trying to determine whether the children locked themselves Inside the four- foot wooden box. "We don't know how this happened, 1 ' Patrick said, "but there arc a lot of angles." Ho did not elaborate. Neighbors Questioned Spades, who was questioning neighbors today, snld he might find an answer to the riddle after talking with Mrs. Chastain. Officers hope to loam from her definitely whether she found all the children in one compartment of the Icelwx The sheriff said tills morning h» lm<l received a report that the two younger children were in the food compartment which measured 36 by 14 by 11 1-2 inches and the older child was In the Ice compartment. measuring 24 by 12 by 14 inches He explained that so far Mrs. Chastain "has been too upset" to question. Spades said he had formed n» opinion and tlmt it might be several days before he found the solution. Ho called Into the Investigation n physician specializing in children In on the case The Ciiasl.ilns lived 'on a farm nine miles north of Walnut Rldg* Mrs. Chaslnln's husband vat working In another field near th» home at the time of :the tragedy.,, - Pennsylvonians Pay $3, 300 for Walking Horse Maude Muller, a five-year-old marc offered for sale by Linwood Hlfhtowcr of Stanton. Miss., this morning brought a high bid of $3! 300 to lead sales at C. O. Smith'! auction of registered Tenne.5- 10th see walking horses at his sales barn on South Highway 61. The rnnre, one of the special offers of the sale, was purchased by Jim and Bob Cunningham of tha C. and 8. Coal and Clay Company, Vlllanovii, p a . Ti, e $3,300 was ths highest bid for any horse thus far In tile sale. Mr. Smith's 10th sale opened yes- ••normV" 0 " 1 '" 8 *'" h SateS rclwr ' cd Causes Concern For Cify Firemen niytlieviHc firemen put in more than four hours of hose work vcs- cslerclay afternoon in washing nearly 10,000 gallons of fuel oil Into a mtch on South Eiighway 61 in order to prevent a fire hazard. Fire Chief Roy Head said today. The fuel oil was spilled w : hcn a KUOO-gallon storage t.-nik at the Oltic-s Service Oil Company on hoiith Division street split near llic bottom. Tlic tank was almost completely full, Cn | cf He:ia sai[} Rust was believed to have been lhe cause ol tiie tank splitting, he III of Leukemia was elected mayor of Boys City, and I l ""' ty ln later jtatc nltorney general, in the ] mock governmental affairs, con-ic; _ c- i •/ T ductcd annually as a part ol llio| i " > 9 -""9 Lltc-Tcrmcr stTte 10 *" L(1 ' ?10 ""' I)<> ' ! - v>r€<J "os'-v I Risks His Life to Save The boys to return today include: Hunter Ashmore. Larry Ashley Prank Wacner. Gary Mason. Boh Murphy, Bobby Edwards. Pat Burks. Carl Bean. Allen Berry. Bob Blocl- ectt, Fred Child. Robert Crafton. Cal Oosset. Max Gurley. Ira Kooncc. Jimmy rteinmiller and Elwyn C.ildwell. The girls to renrp.scnt OSSINING. N. Y.. June ( A life-term Sing SIIIK pi iw Blytlie- ville at Girls' State are: Vivian Taylor. Carolyn Untzcnich, Nancy Hamilton. Maxinc I'.lpp, Palsy Joan Wayne.?. Nancy Shlvley. Palsy Pope, Janet Nclfon and Mary Jo Eaton. McMath En Route Home From Washington, D. C. LITTLE ROCK. June <. M>, — Governor McMath was en route lo Arkansas today aller attending President .Truman's highway safety conference In Washington. An Arkansas National Guard Plane carrying the governor's party lefi Washington yesterday but stop- this wilh no promise of lewaru—has risked his life in a daring effort I !<> save that of a dying ,:hild. In a last-resort experiment. I blood of the prisoner and a cight- i year-old girl ha.s been co-mingled j to liy to pump new life into the 1 child's veins. The girl Is dying of leukemia, a blood disease. Child, Hit by Baseball Dies in Ambulance En Route to Hospital Jeanncttc McCray. 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McCray. died yesterday afternoon en route to a Memphis Hospital after being hit on the head with a baseball, while playing with other children at the Air Bare, where her family lived. Monday afternoon. : The accident, occurrvd about 6 i p.m. and at 9 p.m. she lost couscious- thei ness and didn't regain consciousness before her death about 1:30 yesterday. She was a little sick after being hit, but between 5 and 9 p.m. there were no apparent injuries rrom the blow. ncr— Dr. Charles C. Sweet, chief prison doctor. U)ld of the strange experiment yesterday. For five-hour intervals on four successive days this week the prisoner allowed the Mr, and Mre. McCray moved with their family here about three weeks ago from Florida, and were living at the air base. There are seven other children. They include: four girls. Chai'lenc. Lula Pearl, Onlta . poisonctl blood; Olive and Mary Joyce- ar.d three of the child to flow through his own: boys: Hookforrt. Melvt'n and AHi blood stream wlillr- his blood clr-:C:ir| .McCray culated through her. Eighteen quarts: Tiie funeral arrangements are ino: blood flowed between the two complete but i; is believed that tl.u during the cour.sc'of lhe experiment, It was estimated. Outcome of the test still is undetermined. Doctors hoped, hov; body will be sent to Sheppard, Mich., where the McCray's lived originally, for burial. The Cobb Funeral Home of ever, that the prisoner could absorb] Blytheville is in charge of arrange"'" m> I the disease. Their names were not thev reached Buriiette in lakinz her <Uvul«e<l, 'to » Uemphi* hospital. *

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