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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOUXXAKT KEW8PAKR OT ; VOL. XLV—NO. 65 BJytheviU. DeJij BlvthcvUle Courier Btjrttwflll* Htnld I Valley Lead** BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 194» Farmer, Clothing Ablaze, Is Found In Stalled Truck Officers Investigating Brutal Attack Near Carurhersville Sunday Pemiseot county, Mo., officers today were investigating a - brutal attack on a 33-year-old farmer in which he was bathed in gasoline, .his clothes set afire, and left to die in his truck In a ditch near Caruthersville. A member of the sheriff's office indicated tills morning that a solution was at hand but declined to comment further on either suspect or motive. Meanwhile, Everett Winstead, res. ident of the McCarthy community five miles south of Caruthersville, Mo., was In St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis where he was reported as "improved" this morning. He was seriously burned in the Sunday night attack, the Pemlscot sheriff's office said. Hospital attendants said he suffered second- degree burns of the arms, cheat, abdomen and right thigh. The sheriff's office said Winstead's truck was near a roadhouse. He had been drinking, officers said, and presumably had been told to leave the place. He apparently had Jtene to sleep in his truck. "Officers said an unidentified Negro found the burning man and pulled him from the truck. Missouri Senate Okays Span across Mississippi River at Carutfcersviffe JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 7 —W>J—Bills clearing the way for • new bridge across the Mississippi River near CaruthersviUe, Mo., were passed by the Missouri Senate today. They go to the House. The bills authorize a compact between Missouri and Tennessee lo issue bonds and build the bridge. When the bonds were paid off the bridge would become toll free. Sen. John W. Noble (D) ot Kennett said the Tennessee legislature already has passed bills. Needham Jurors Being Selected Eight Qualify Out ' Of 65 Examined to • Hear Assault Case Eight jurors had been selected in circuit Court' here at noon today to hear testimony in the trial of Hollis Edward Needham, 26, who is charged with having made a criminal attack April & on an eight- year old Blytheville girl. Fifty-three of the prospective jurors called into court, ^to ," ^ 'the case were " Zal B. Harrison, trMv Dan Blddgetc, N.C. Patterson and Tom School Districts Are Reorganized One Small Unit Left In County; Others Have 350 or More Pupils Reorganization of Mississippi County Schools, dissolving all districts with an enumeration of less thin 350 was completed yesterday at a called session of the Mississippi County Board of Education at the office of County Judge Roland Green. The board today announced that Rosa District No. 3, had been joined U> Luxora and that Boynton District No. 17 had been joined to Leachville. Only one school district, Stillman, No. 55, will remain in the county district. John Mayes, county school supervisor and secretary of the board, said today that an election of a board to supervise the district would be called later this summer. He indicated that the board would be composed of residents of the Stillman district, since no other districts were made a part of the county district. Petition. Filed Too Late Boynton and Rosa districts both had filed petitions for annexation to the school districts the county board joined them to yesterday, but the petitions were filed too late for'action on them to be completed to meet the March 1 deadline set by the Initiated Act No. 1. The Boynton district has an en- umfration of 152,, and will bring ~ "{Enumeration of-: Leachville to £-while the addition of Rosa, an enumeration of 137, will FOURTEEN PAGES :^ • Courier News Photo BLYTHEVILLE BUSINESS SURVEY DISCUSSED—Three representatives of the federai Census Bureau's business survey, which is being made in Blytheville and other cities throughout the United States are shown here with Worth D. Holder (standing), secretary-manager of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, discussing the Blytheville project. In the photograph <left to right) are: Dovne Batsman of Paragould, Ivy W. Crawford of Blytheville, and Rupert L- Blalock of Paragould, who is district supervisor for the census, which is made every 10 years. The survey was started nere last week and should be completed about the middle of June. - -..^ —^— of the 65 prospective jurors'called into court to'hear the case were excused by Judge Zal B. Harrlscm, and ten were excused by Utounsel for the defendant. The def- "enlse .has 12 challenges under the i , : " 'CU- iiJ.. .s 1-. , the state a chaL ,.<is been exercised In the case now before the court. Those selected as Jurors in the Needham case include: Taft Metzger, Dan Blodgett, N. C. Patterson, S. F. Powell, Tom Hltt. C. B. Kinsolving, G. G. Flowers and I*'I. D. Reed. Selection of the Jury was started yesterday morning, which marked the opening of the second week of an adjourned term of criminal court. Two murder cases were disposed of last week. Needham, a part-time taxicab driver, is alleged to have entered a Blytheville home and took a child from her bed to his cab, and later after the alleged attack, released her and told her to go home. The accuse man was arrested In Hattiesburg, Miss., the following day and returned here for trial. He is said to have signed a confession. _ fricreiase the enumeration of to 2,239. - . • .,;. •-''j. .-- .The financial district will not be changed until after the close of this fiscal year, June 30. Unless other called meetings are conducted during the summer months, the county board will not meet again until next September when it is expected to reorganize and select new officers. C. F. Tompkins of Burdette ts chairman of the board. School Funds Distributed The final payment of state salary aid for Mississippi County schools has been received In the office of Prank Whitworth, county treasurer .and the $42,922 is being distributed to the districts receiving funds. John Maye«, county school supervisor, said tha 1 schools were still scheduled to receive 13 per cent of transportation aid, but that all other funds had been received and distributed According to the alloca- See SCHOOLS on Page 14 Pastors Discuss Celebration of Fourth of July Plans for a Pourth-of-JuIy celebration for Blytheville and other communities in this area were discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance at tlie Gosnell Methodist Church. The plans for the holiday were advanced recently by the alliance members and endorsed by the Community Service Council. The ministers agreed to undertake genera] supervision of the July Fourth program in Walker Park with assistance from patriotic groups in the city. Tentative plans call for a patriotic address during the morning, picnic lunch on the grounds and in the afternoon a series of athletic events. The members of the alliance were the guests of the Rev-. Lee Ander- kjpn, pastor of the Gosnell Method- TOt church, which now owns the chapel at the former Blythevifle Air Base. The Rev. Lester D. Strubhar Is president of the alliance. It was announced that yesterday's meeting will be the last for the summer. Senators Call For Ratification OfAtlanticPact WASHINGTON, June 7. (*}— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called for ratification of the North Atlantic Pact as the best way to avoid We -Id War Three. In a formal report to the Senate, the committee declared .ttaat failure ............ "-•"— to President to Fly To Arkansas Reunion WASHINGTON. June 7. President Truoran will leave by plane, ai 12:J» pm. (EST) Friday for Ultte'' Bock. Ark. There he will attend the annual reunion of the ! said today the win arrive at Ad- I > P-m. Central tfr. Truman will ,Tltt Whtte' M r)*td andrnrd Time. be- _ . the report said, "that it "Tbe lievea," would be in the best interests of the United States and indeed, the entire world, to sustain and encourage the momentum of confidence that has been building up in Europe, by ratifying the treaty at an early date." Senator Connally (D-Tex> indicated he will ask for early Senate debate on the pact, approved unanimously yesterday by the Foreign Relations Committee. Connally, the committee chairman, predicted the Senate will ratify the alliance overwhelmingly. The present major business before the Senate Is the administration's labor bill but Connally indicated that if debate on it drags out he may suggest that the Senate lay aside the bill and consider the treaty. TB Association Plans to Expand Executive Committee Discusses Program For Missco Unit Four of the seven subjects brought before the executive committee of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, yesterday at the association's office in the Court House led to an expansion of the educational program of tuberculosis control work. The groundwork was laid for the organization of a county speaker's committee, the puchase of a SVE fllmstrip projector approved, and plans- discussed for a health display in Osceola for the beautiyca- tion and clean-up movement ' to »tfH there June '18, arid it was decided 'that' educational exhibits would be obtained through 1 the national tuberculosis association for the district fair. In reports to the committee, Mrs C. G. Redman, executive secretary pointed out that during the month of May more than 62 large chesl x-rays had been provided by the association, which represented a 100 per cent increase over the previous months this year. She attributed the large Jump to the fact that reports from the x-rays made by the State Health Department's mobile unit in January and February had been received. She pointed out that other x rays, for those showing chest ab normalities, were being made by family physicians in cases where they were financially able to pay for their own <-ray. Fl;n Clink; in August The committee yesterday ap proved the schedule for anothe clinic to be conducted here in Aug ust. Dr. A. C. Curtis, director o the tuberculosis control division o the State Board of .Health, has ap proved the August date, and it I expected that the unit will be se up in communities where x-ray have not been available durin the past year. Hays Sullivan, president of th association, opened the meeting ye; terday, and pointed out that th Mississippi County association ha progressed greatly during the las year. Mrs. Redman later said that this county had been selected as one of the three in Arkansas for study by the National Tuberculosis Association. She said that representatives of the national staff would !/yt/ievi/fe Truck Driver Appeals $5 Speeding Fine o State Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK, June 7 (tfy— A $5 fine for speeding was appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court today. Lee Rapert, Blytheville truck driver, asked the high tribunal to set aside the fine on the ground there was insufficient evidence to warrant his conviction. Rapert was fined in Blytheville Municipal Court. Mississippi Circuit Court later upheld the decision. New York Stocks ' Closing quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . ., Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N T Cenlral Int Harvester .. 141 l-» .. « .. 28 3-4 .. M 1-4 .. 12S .. 34 1-* .. M .. 48 1-4 .. 10 1-4 .. M 5-8 '17 J-4 National Distillers .... Republic Steel u 7-* Radio jo 7-4 Socony Vacuum . .,..,,,.. 14 *-4 3e»rs, Roebuck M 3-4 Standard of N J , Tcx's Corp . J. C. Pcnnty (3 1-S visit this office In the early fall to evaluate the program here. The stripfilm machine to be purchased by the association will supplement other educational equipment in the association's office and will greatly facilitate the visual education program In rural areas, where ordinary projectors will not operate on REA current. Heads Speakers Rarean A. S. Harrison yesterday was named chairman of the county speakers' committee, which will be a clearing agency for the distribution of health education material. Source material,, available speakers, and Illustrative material projectors are to be available to civic, service, religious and educational groups in the county. The meeting yesterday preceded lunch at the Razorback. Military Shuns Control of Atom Johnson Sqys Job ' '•Should Stay in Hands of CHrilians WASHINGTON,'June 7. WI—Secretary of Defense Johnson said today the millatry establishment does nO( want control of atomic energy developments. : He added in a letter to Chairman McMahon (D-Conn) of the Senate- House Atomic Committee: "I intend to see to it that this attitude is maintained by the military establishment." McMahon, whose committee is conducting an inquiry into charges by Senator Hickenlooper (R-Iowa) of "incredible mismanagement" agiinst AEC Chairman David E. Lilienthal, had written Johnson observing he had heard reports that "the armed forces are somehow Involved" In that investigation. "I just want to ask whether or not there is any truth In these alle;atlons," MaMahon said. Ir, reply. Johnson wtote: "The military establishment has not attempted, and will not at- terajt to lake atomic energy away from civilian control and turn il over to the military. We have had no Jcsire to handle the matter. "\7e have none now. We wan' non* of i^ in the future. We have plenty of Jobs of our own to handle 1 intend to see to it that this attitude Is maintained by the military establishment." Shortly before the miljtary exchange was made public, Senator Graham (D-NC) asked a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commit tee. Graham's name has been brough up jefore the joint Congresstona committee on at least two occa siortf. Both were in connection with Hictcnlooper's criticism of the matner in which the AEC has hardled the clearance of persons for access to secret information. fEC Chairman David E. Lillen tha", whom Hickenlooper seeks to hav; fired, has testified that the commission overruled its securlt; Advisory Board to give clearance to Dr. Graham as head of the Irwti tut* of Nuclear Physics. .ow-Cost Homes To Be Erected Eleven-House Project Under Construction On Anderson Street The Noble Gill Agency today an- lounced construction plans for an I-house project which It described s the opening of a new field of housing in ow-cost veterans' Blytheville. Representatives of ^.-the real tate agency said tni^marked Chiang Is fledging Recapture of Shanghai SHANGHAI, uune 7. W>—The Shanghai Post Mercury said today Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek had broadcast from Formosa that he will recapture Shanghai within four months or commit suicide. The English language newspaper said Chiang, retired president of Nationalist China, apollglzed for the loss of Shanghai and blamed it on a sell out by some of his troops. The Associated Press Bureau In Shanghai checked various sources but could not find anyone who heard the broadcast. Several persons »»ld they knew of others who .. SO 3-4 i heard It but all stories of Ihe brOad- e**t varied. Weather City-Wide Drive Opens Tomorrow For Playgrounds "Y" Loons Equipment For Use Until Funds Permit Purchases Blytheville playgrounds were In use today using borrowed equipment and a Uckoff meeting is scheduled for late this afternoon in the City Hall to launch a one-day campaign on a city-wide basis to obtain tomorrow not less than $2.300 to be used to puchase permanent equipment for the playfields It was announced this morning by J. P. Garrott, general secretary o: the. "Y", and members of the city's park commission. The Parks Commission and th Blytheville Community Service Council are co-operating in the campaign to provide funds neede( to equip the playgrounds recently acquired by the city through purchase and donations of sites. John SUples, assistant footbal coach at the Blytheville High School, has been named summc director of the playgrounds am yesterday joined the "Y" staff. Hi will assist Mr. Garrott and *rs Charles Springsteen, "Y" directo of girls' activities, in preparing schedule of activities In each o the playground areas. Mr. Oarrott also announced th addition of Harold Besanceney, member of the high school faculty assist In the gameroom super headquarters in Seek Funds the irst time in Blythevilie that FHA- pproved, two-bedroom homes are being made, available for sale to 'eterans for Its* .iluft^-fj&a mitti monthly payinentB'^lM&Sig \'i« than $30. , •''' '-X'-"•*•.*»"/• , Fully-financed ,;'by 100 per cent G J. loans,. these -homes are scheduled to sell for about $4,800 each. Only the closing cost Is required of he buyer, an-' 'payments will be about $25 " agen— clue 1 ' ^ix& prir> ipai. J2« a month, the ... These payments Ini, insurance, Interest and AAan<ta< f«nca«t: Partly cloud this afternoon, tonight and Wed nesdiy: few afternoon and evening thurdershowers. No important ter« peraMre changes. . J Mtoonri forecast: Partly u-^'u? tonight and Wednesday with" few scat tired thundershowers tonight, mosty in west portion. Not so warn tonight and In east portion Wediesday. Millmum this morning—6B. Maximum yesterday— K. Siaset today—7:11. Sinrtse tomorrow—»:47. Precipitation 24 hours from 1 a.m. lodaf—none. Tttal since Jan. 1—2».6». M«n Temperature (midway be- tweffi high and low)—<l, Nirmal mean for June—73. This project is being erected on a series of lots lying north and south along Anderson Street, which Joins Clear Lake Road on the north. This area la In the Ban-on and Lilly Subdivision In Southeast Blytheville. ^ In addition to two bedrooms, these homes will Include a llvint room, kitchen and breakfast room combination, bath and hallway Hardwood floors will be used to all the houses. Work Geti Under Way Using drop siding and composition shingle roofs, they are being built on concrete buildlng-blocl foundations with Inside partitions of rock board. Foundations have been constructed and super-structure work Is underway on some of the houses. The first houses are expected to be completed In less than 45 days. These homes will be sold complete with 30-gallon electric hot water heaver. complet« "package" sink and kitchen c&olnets and—U See HOMES on Page 14 'Showdown' Foreseen on Berlin Issues PARIS, June 7. (/Ptr-The Big Four foreign ministers met today In what may be the showdown on the Berlin issue. For the first time since Thursday, the Big Pour meeting was to be an open one. This means a full account of the discussion will be given correspondents after the meeting breaks up. It is expected the ministers will explain the positions on Berlin which they set forth In the three Islon at the "T" he City Hall. Volunteer! to Efforts were underway to obtain 58 volunteer teams of two membe: each to go out tomorrow and ob In the fund} needed to purchase playground equipment and to fenc .he playground at Chlckasawba an Division Streets which will be use exclusively by smaller children un der the supervision of; their parents The city-wide drive for funds war endorsed by representatives of th Community Service Council at 1' last meeting and most of the work era In the drive are, to be furnished by the civic, and social service or ganlzations in the city. Work to get the playground available for immediate use con tinued today, with volunteers com pleting dragging and levelling the Maloney and Tom A. Uttl parks. -' "Y" Fomdhn Equipment The Division Street Park openec officially yesterday, with a momln schedule, under Jtli*-supervision o the Blytheville 'Jhntap (ervlce Au; lllary members. Mi4^<4^M Oral and Mrs. J. L visors yesterday. J. P. Garrott, "Y" dtnxu.. today that croquet sets, baTte : bats, ring toss, horseshoes, aU other equipment had been take from the gameroom of the Btyth vllle ''Y" for- use at the park unl more substantial equipment cou! be procured. In this manner he sa! the parks could be used during th entire summer, rather than havin to delay their use while waiting ot equipment. At • Maloney Park yesterday, th Phillips Tractor Company and Oi Harrison Implement Compan crews almost finished dragging th area, and the Hays Implemen Company has workmen leveling o the area in the Tom A. Little Par and 61 Implement Company wi furnish most of the volunteer labc for similar work at the Dav Acres Park, which surveyed to date. has not bee SINGLE COPIES FTVBCTWtt/ ^••^i-H' Passenger Plane Crashes in Sea; 47 Are Believed Dead SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 7. (AP)^_ A plane ammed with Puerto Rican men, women and children bound or the United Sfetes crashed in the Atlantic early today nd 47 ixsrsona are missing and feared dead. BODY TO BE RETURNED FROM OVBRSEAS-The body of Sgt. Howard L. Evans, 20, Is scheduled to arrive In Blytheville with a military escort Thursday, and military and religious rites are to be conducted Sunday afternoon. The services will be conducted by :he Rev. M. L, Griffin, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Dell, a the Cobb Chapel at 2 p.m., and la ter the American Legion will con duct military services at Elmwood Cemetery. Sergeant Evans, who was on his second mission when he waa «ho down over Burnwlck, German' April 11, 1M4. Is the son of Mr« Pearl j. Evans of Dell. He was gunner on a B-17 and had be overseas only 34 the tfene of his death. Sergeant Evans was born at Orwi Mo., November 13, lB23,'but mow to Dell when he was about »ix. H was engaged A farming there befoi he entered the Air Force. Survivors Include a son, Leonar Vaughn Evans of Osceola; his mo ther; three sisters, Mrs. G. H. Hig glnbotham of Leachville, Mrs. Oor don Green of Monette, and Mr« •arshel Wagoner of Oran, Mo.; an Htm Bothers, Lyman A. Evans o €fc»«;r»nd Charles Evans of Blythe Officials said 75 persons, tnclud- g a crew of five Americans, wert ward the two-motored C-4« plane. The u. s. Coast Guard reported 2* nown survivors. Nineteen of the passengers were Jnall children or Infants, and 19 ere women. One American crew- lan, Al CockreU of Pittsfield, •lass., is reported missing and eared dead. The plane left Ban Juan a few ilnutes after midnight and two I'nutes later radioed back re- uesting permission to make an mergency landing. Then nothing more was heard from It. Officials said apparently it had trouble galn- ng altitude because of an adverse Ind. Rescuers pulled survivors from he sea and took them off reefs and rocks. The Coast Guard continued searching for the missing persons t the scene of the crash off San uan Bay. The Navy announced that the Coast Guard had located the plane 40 feet under water near a small (land 400 yards west of Point Salinas. Salvage work was expected to tart at once. Officials said an in. vestlgatlon would be started Immediately. Survivors told of seeing fellow passengers huddled together in the cabin of the plane, afraid to jump nto the dark sea. Some of those rescued said the plane appeared to have developed engine trouble. Four Women Saved Only four women were among the 28 known survivors. One of those saved was Judith Hale of Binghamton, N. Y., stewardess. A 14-ye*r old boy also waa rescued. Survivors said (he pe*ii mi n seemed nervous from the cause of the IVBC number Two eyewitneaM* laid then''wo* secret sessions. Since yesterday, each delegation CHICAGO, June 7— (f> —Soybears: High Low close Jo* 217'-! 2U»J 117^-17 N"« 196?; I93'4 196 Die 1M ita% 1MK has been studying two rival projects •or restoring unity to Berlin. One was submitted by U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, the 'other by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishlnsky. Britain and France support the American proposal. Each pl»n was an elaboration of the drafts submitted by Acheron and Vishlnsky Friday when the council went Into closed session in the hope of working out a suitable compromise. -Dictating" Charged MOSCOW, June 7. «•) — Pravda said today the Big Four meeting at Paris still can be successful If the West will slop "dictating" to Russia. A Paris dispatch In the official Communist newspaper said UK "Anglo-American Moc should have understood long ago the method of dictation cannot achieve v.icccsa In wit* Utt 14 from Missco Get Degrees at State University Fourteen University of Arkansas Students from (Mississippi County were among the 881 students to receive degrees at the 15th Spring Commencement at the University of Arkansas, Saturday night. Five of those from this county were conferred bachelor of science degrees In business administration, four others were conferred bachelor of science; one a bachelor of arts degree ;one a bachelor of science In education; one a bachelor of science In electrical engineering, one a bachelor of law. and one a master of arts degree. The students and the degrees granted them are: Benjamin Wallace Hicks of, B.A.; Herman Dewey Alston. Jr., of Manila, William Roy Hollfleld of Osceola, Constance Hontse Pinkcrman of Blytheville, and Eugene Stlnson. Jr., of Leachville, B.S.; Ann Wilson Wlllett of Joiner; B.S.E.: Alex Stockburger C u r k I •< B.S.E.; James William Ot» •,Uani)a, stttt be- r afleard. vllle, Frances Ernestine Blytheville, Ellis Glenn Horner ol Manila, and Paul Clark Lawrence of Oceola, business degrees; John Russell Relnmiller of Blytheville, law degree; and John Taylor Wil- tett of Joiner, M.A. degree. In Little Rock, Mr. Reinmlller was one of 13 of the University's law school graduate* to be licensed yesterday to practice In Arkansas court* by the supreme court. New York Cotton TOW ORLEANS, June 7. W) — Cotton futures quotations: High Low Clow Jly B90 3211 JM8-SO Oi-t. jtoo X74 aw-atoo Dec. . arm zws wrs Mch 2WO IMS 2SMB Accident Now Suspected in Ice Box Deaths WALNUT RIDGE, Ark., June W>—Despite an apparent return U a theory of accident, officers have n't stopped investigating deaths o three children found trapped in i unused Ice box at a farm home ne; here. Sheriff Joe Spades said last nigh that 'Everybody we've talked to ha? been eliminated" u foul play sus nects. Starting out with the acclden theory, ""Investigators later lookec intxj the possibility of foul play be cause of the cramped positions the children in the small box. Yesterday, however, S h e r i f Spades reported a neighbor chl told of seeing two of the victim, crawl Into the Ice box in play two days before they were trapped in It. Spades said also nothing had developed to substantiate the foul play belief. There was no Indication the children had been molested sexually. The three—James Delbert Chas- taln ,two; his sister, Joyce Ann, nine, and a neighbor chl'ld. Shirley Ramsey, six—were found in the box at the Chastaln home late last Friday. James Delbert and Shirley already were dead of suffocation, and Joyce Ann died early Saturday. Chambers Admits New Lie* to Grand Jury NEW YORK, June 7 VP)— Whlt- ibers admitted today fed seven times before the ^^^rand jury which Indicted AlgeT Visa on two perjury counts. Chambers, one-time courier for a pre-war Soviet spy ring and star government witness In the trial of the former high State department official, made the admission on his fourth day on the witness stand. A few minutes previously, Federal Judge Samuel F. Kaufman said he found his trial testimony inconsistent with his grand Jury testimony He granted Hiss' attorney, Uoyd Paul Stryker, permission to read the grand Jury minutes. Strykcr. cross-examining Chambers, read seven portions of grand Jury dialogues. E»ch Ume he asked Chambers if the testimony he gave was true or false. Each time Chambers replied that it w«s false. Re admitted he had committed perjury OB each of the enough lifejackete but no < use any of the fire UferafU i the plane. ! Officials tald the plane WM overcrowded. Thejr add that has a general 1»*J«*t,I' pound* 1 ' and tzier," ' •nowed, 4*400. • ''V The Coast Quart'I said » ot thoae aboard had .been rescued by 8 »m. E8T—almost rix hours after the crash. The bodies of two adults and a' child were recovered. The plane sank within 4bt ;mia- * utes. •' - • Capt. Lee Wakefleld, Stamford, Conn., told reporters his crew had included Jack ConneU, Bronx, N. Y, first officer; George Cary, Hartford* Conn., second officer; Judith Hale, Blnghamton, N. Y., stewardess. He listed as also among the crewmen. two who were among the first sur- ' vlvors, Capt. AI Cockrtll, Pittsfleld.- Mass., and a Puerto Rican steward, A. Gonzales. Judge Orders Secrets Bared In Cop/on Trial WASHINGTON, June Federal Judge Albert L. Reeves ruled today that the jury trying Judith Coplon on espionage charges ia entitled to know all about the contents of her purse when she was arrested. Over the vigorous objection of government prosecutors, Judge Reeves said 12 so-called data slips wltheld by the government must be shown to the jury. He also ruled that the government must make available the full text of many FBI reports which 'igure in the case. The court had been considering the question since Friday. The prosecutors had Insisted that only extracts of the report sufficient to match papers found in Miss Coplon's purse be offered. • After the judge's ruling, John M. Kelley, jr., a government prosecutor, repeated to- the record his objection to the offering of the full FBI reports, as well as the 12 omitted data slips. "The security of the United States Is Involved." Kelley said. "Publica- llcatlon of the full reports would not be in the best interest of the United States." Caruthersville Man Ends Life, Coroner Reports Lewis LaForge. former Carthurs- ville undertaker, shot himself to death about 6 a.m. today In his home there, according to James 1 Osborn, Pemlscot County coroner, who Slid that the death was a clear case of suicide and that no Inquest was scheduled. No suicide note was left, Mr. O§born said, but Mr. LaForge had been ill for several years. He was' confined to a wheel chair at the time of his death, the coroner said. Mr. LaForge shot himself with a .45 caliber pistol, Mr, Osbora tald, A resident of CaruthenvUle aB his life, Mr. LaForge retired from, to W3. the undertaking Re is survived by three i Mr. Osborn mU fonenl arraxne-. menu are Incomplete. The bod; I* at Smith Punwal Boat la Car-'

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