The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTH*A8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XUV—NO. 58 BlythevlUe Dnllj New* BlytbeTllle Courier BlythevlUe Herald Mississippi ARKANSAS, KUIDAY, MAY :?0, L!M7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS SchoolFundDrive %ars Half-Way Mark of $25,000 Total Jumps $5,919 With Two $1,000 Donations Reported Total conlrilnilioMs to the school fund drive tor $50,000 sought for the purchase of a now high school .site today .soared to will!in a few hundred dollars of the hnlf- way mark as addifioniil donations of nearly $6000 were reported yesterday afternoon and (.his morning. The lotal to date now stands at S24,')30.10 and the report today til an additional S5919.85 v:as swollen by two S10CU contributions and 10 others ranging from $250 to SSOO. Today's increase is the largest daily report received yet in the drive. The two top contributions of 31000 were given by the First. National Bank anrt the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. Donations of $500 were received from the Coca-Cola Battlini; Co., the Loy Eich Chevrolet Co., and the Hubbard Furniture Co. Phillips Mo- ^r Co. contributed $301). ™ Six Donations nf $250 M>>* donations of $250 a\so were Wfortcd today. They e-'.iiiic from c. W. Atllick, Arkansas Grocery Co., Aubrey Conway. Hubbaitl Furniture Co.. Huddteston & Co.. and Langston-Wroten Co. Added contributions ol more than $100 were given by the following: Paul Byrurn $150. Delta Implements, Inc. $125, and Nu-Way Launory- Clcaners. Inc. $100. Other contributions to tha drive follow: F. E. Warren, SYj; L. C. Mash, $50; O. O. Hardiway it Co.. $50; Matt Monagiian Jr.. $26.10; B. Barker, $10; R. C. Pai.tin, $5; Mrs. B. Q. Grant. $18.75; James E. Anderson, $5: Russell E. Rials. 55. About 20 of the 60 solicitation teams have made final reports, diive officials said today. Paitial reports have been received from the others they said. Drive officials also asked ths these teams speed repo.lo of solicitations to date so thai progress o: the drive may be determined. Mercury Drops Overnight to 45-Degrce Low The cold wave which struck the Mid-West Wednesday, pluiiimcliiM I temperatures and blanketing .several .states with un.scasonal snow, :ontinued to move into the Mid- South today and during last night sent the mercury to a very-cool- or-*May 45 degrees. Yesterday's chill Spring weather did odd things at several points and In niythevillc prevented ihc recording-of a maximum temperature. Robert E. 'Blaylock, of weather observer, reported. •Wlien his maximum thermometer wa.s re-set Wednesday night at o'clock, the temperature stood at 81 degrees, Mr. Blaylofk said, so thai is where the sliding index which records the highest, reading stayed as it will return only to the mercury level. A higher temperature would have pushed the index to a maximum reading, Ilic weather had continued normal. •But il didn't gel any warmt during the following 2-1 hours. Instead, it cot collier and the mercury went 'below the 21-degrec mark to register yesterday's high. The index stayed at 81 degrees, however, so it can only be assumed that the high was something lower. In Memphis yeiterday. the temperature stood at 11 degrees at 2:30 p.m. In Little Rock it was only 61 at 1 p.m. Laney Declines To Accept Kollis State Hospital Head Wanted Full Authority To Run Institution LITTLE ROCK, May (U.P.I— Gov. Ben Laney today Vetoes Loom Tax Slash, Labor Curbs WASHINGTON, May 30. (UP) — Presidential vetoes of Republican lolior and income tax reduction bills \vere forecast today as Congress dispersed for a holiday before the final voting. Both bills, arc expected to reach President Truman next. week. ' There is little more than a long- sliort chance that Mr. Truman will accept, eitiicr bill. But Cqn- gress might be able to enact labor control legislation, despite a veto, with some expected help from the Democrats. There seems to' be no chance lhat, income tax reduction could survive a veto. Both the Senate anrt House passed labor control bills with better than two-thirds majorities, nut the Senate fell well below a two-thirds vote in passing its lax- bill tins week. S"n. Sen. Walter F. Gcr.rge. Ga.. the top Senate Democrat on tax matters said he though Mr. Tru« an would veto the lax bill and e Senate would sustain him. George voted for the lax measure. But he said he would not vote to override a veto because the President is responsible lor the fiscal conrti«fcu of the government and shoulrr"t>e followed on taxes. Senate Democrats already had enough voles to sustain a veto. George's prospective switch seemed to nail down their abilitv to kill the bi. if the President desires to do it, But Chairman -Harold H. Knut- FOII. R.. Minn., of the House Ways anrt Means Committee said Mr. Truman should sign the tax hill because the nation is "demanding I hat the present noav-confiscatory i ales be cut now." SO refused to approve the upiJolnlme 1 . of Dr. N. T. Hollis ;>s superintendent of the State fo Nervous Diseases, Appearing before the State Hos pital Board here the govcrno: read a six-pape prepared statemeii in which he asserted that he ha failed to find any nolic'.-i'.ble i.u provement at the hospital sine Dr. Hollis took over as acting iu perintendent. Hollis s'uccvcdc-l D A. C. Kolb last August and wu appointed head of the insttluiio several weeks ago, subject t LSney'i" approval. The governor recommended th: the board divide the inv.u'.ftci I of the huge hospital into four tinct parts. He advocated a super intendent in charge of the phi sicians. Other key jobs included GOP Leader Sees Need of Example Of Americanism U. S. Urged to Prove Value of Democracy In Order to Curb Reds JOHNSON . CITY, Tell.l.. Mrvy 30. (U.P.)—Republican National Chairman Carrol Rcea; declared today that the United i3!ntcs must use its example and pow^r to stop the spread of "Red Fnscliin." In a Memorial Day tulnVcis at Ihe Soldiers Home hcivs, lie said' "Responsibility for world leadership is ours, and we must discharge It wisely because vit cannot afford to permit lotalllnrlan- ism which rules Russia today to spread across the rest of the world anil engulf us." "It Is our duty," he added, "to jopcrale with other nations lo top ixmccful aggressions against, bcrty and human progress jus. 1 it was our duty lo cooncr.iic ith other nations co stop untied ggression." "The most important step we an lake in thr. prcvi'iilhm of I'orld War III," Recce paid, "Is he encouragement of lUjrrnl gnv- rnmcnt Ihe world ovrr. By cn- ouragcment I do not mean uti- imited financial responsibility ho ause no nation is strong eonu°h finance the world. I mean moral and economic encouragement through material aid and ra de." Recce said "The world must fol- ow cither the Red Fiumm 01 American liberalism." "The Heel Fascists," he saui. 'would cursh human freedom and akc the world back :i thousand 'ears. American liberalism woul,: iherate the Individual anrt would akc the world ahead 'it a breath- aking pace . . . "Two powers—two opposing theories and practices and policies of First to Enter Soybean Contest (C'ourler News I'luiln) ICay Bradford, farmer of near KcLser. liecninc the lirst enlrunt in Ihe lilytheville Junior Ch.:nil)cr of Commerce's aoybean Yiel'.l Con'.etil. whli'h is to he held in Mi-^isslppt County for (he timi: tlus yeaj'. Pictured iibu\'e is Mr. H.-udlorcl (ienlcil on Use tructor llni', hi! uses inUHiiU! his 21,0 acre fai'in in South Mississippi County. Hhu'.in m Ihe Lnckt;rouiid is |inr|. i;f Mr. Jlrndfoni's hvc-acrc contest suylitv.ui plot. Mr, Hriulford f:irins ^00 acres of* — rich liimibo lanrt on the W. M. Taylor place. He has farmed extensively in Soulh Mississippi County for 27 years. 54 years for Mr. Tnylur. Ol Ihc 200 acres. Mr. llnnllord staled that he expected lo plant aniimd lf»0 ncres ol cotton this Sre CONTEST «u I'apie « Attorney General Sounds Grave Warning in Memorial Day Talk By mini.KY IIAHMON llnltrcl 1'rt-ss Staff (\irri's]iiimlcn( WASIIINCTON, May 30. (U.P.)— Aitorncy (U'nonil Tom Olark, in ;i somber Mumoriiil Day waniinK, iiui'l Indny that civili/.iilion "may not KCt anotlun- elmnco" if Anwji-icii fails to fulfill her responsibility in Uie quest for ponce. Speaking at the "(SHlr annuul* Speedway Driver Fatally Injured AS Car Hits Wall Fatality is First for Speedway Classic Since 1939, Officials Report INDIANAPOLIS. May 30. (UI'U- ttlunty Canllon, vcleriM Indi.uirpn- lln riii'lni; driver, vvns klliril in Ihe :ilsl iinmiiil .speedway MO-ini!'..' rare today us Muurl, another simrd- ivny vclmm, look -nvr (hi- load niter ir>0 miles. Ciinllon Millcrcd u crushed chcsl. a broken lei; mul o'.hcr injuries when his car. a lli-cyllnder Alrto Shippers Kpcclnl. went mil of control on Ihi' .snulhw.ral linn spun mill crashed Inli! the wall. Caution was not '.in-own from Ihv cnr. but medical ut.lfmdanls removed him limn [he vrlilci'.' t,n a .stretcher and look him lo the truck hospital when- he died m'.'incnls n(. (IT Ilii! iKTklonl. He v>a; Ihr llrel person, either driver or .'ipcclat'jr, to be killed in the .spL'cclway since HIM when Floyd lioo;>rl.:. tin' I0:ilt winner, died In a three-car crash on tin: soulhi'ast Inrn. The grey-haired C.iniluii. who w:'.lked with a limp C'uisi'd by un earlier racing accident, was inaMti'i his 12th start, hi the annual 600- mllo classic. Hose, tlrlvhtK n nine Urown Sp?- Wave of Air Crashes (osls Lives of 94 and 26 Others are Missing ; By United I'rtss The dt'ath toll rose to 94 today in a series oi airplane os Umwglioilt the world, and KWirchers still nought'to the fato of 20 otliors who WC r c missing. Nine were " injured. I'ony persons \ere killed wJira a U. s. Army lour-molor'ed courier plane crnsheu Into the sld? ol a mountain 30 miles from.Tokyo last nlshl in O ne of the worst dis- aslors In aviation history. A threc- mnn (iiouiKI .search crew .re»che:l Ihe scene of the accident" e»rry today, but, the fate of the oilier person aboard was not yet known. ho Wash of ft'United Airlines ! -'l nt La Ciuiirdln Field In New Playground Site Committee Name C. of C. Directors To Investigate Recreation Needs Tlio Ho'ird Chamber of mimed n four-man committee to Investigate possible locations for ol DlrncUirs of Ihe Commerce yesterday Tho IDC- York city last night took 39 lives— Ihc worst disaster In the history of U. s. Commercial aviation. Seven of (lie nine surviors were in a crl- ticul condilion. Twelve ijerscns were killed -when now plnyxrmiiM sites In Blythevlllo.' two planes collided In the air over Ihe committee wns named afler Tlllhurg, the Netherlands government face each the world. They are States Kussin olhef across th3 Unitcrl urtrtcr Americanism, under Red n:.d . Reecc said that the United States first "must Inrnljh the example" of effkicncy and "the richness ol life under our American system." Secondly, it must- exercise woricl Memorial Day ceremonies at Ar- lingtcn National Cemetery. Clark warned that the world still was faced with a "clash of ideologies" which could bring "ngRrosslon, despotism and slavery." He ?pokc in Arlington's gleaming marble amphitheatre shortly after a White House aide laid a wreath at, the nearby tomb of the unknown soldier on behalf of Presi- ceremonles here had their counter- dent Truman. The Memorial Day parts throughout the land and everywhere In Europe and the -pacific where America's soldier dead lie buried. "During , suld universal training was the best way to Insure -America's defense and to ken casualties tow in rvent another war did develop. He said Communist activities in this country were ercnlcr than nost people realise und that part of the Red campaign was lo tie- personnel director. n businc- manager rind a. farm managcr- cach man with complele autho ity over his own branch of ti operations. | Laney riiiintcil ont tliat one uf r. Hnllis 1 requirements I'or ac- cpting the post was ( oinplcto au- inrily over the hosri'.lal. The overnor said "I caiimit approve r. Ilollis for the suiit' ilh full authorily at the Stale lospital." Striking at whnt be termed iiiisrcpresontations"- by the press nd a Pulaski county Gnuul Jury 'hich investigated the hospital. lie governor asserted: "Hart it, ot been for the investir.'tion; cf thcrs, I would have .n.nle n very efinite attempl to put Hie affairs f the State Hospital on .1 souiu! asis before now." North Little Rock Elks Club Burns; Two Firemen Hurt LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. May 30 (UP) — Two North Little Rock firemen were injured today while fighting a blaze which gutted the North Little Rock Elks Club and resulted in damage estimated a SI 00,000.' Injured were Capt. Haymind Hcnson. who received a foot injury while working on an aerial ladder and Hoseman Bill Moncricf, whi was seriously injured when trappec unrte^ilebris caused by a falllni wall. Doctors at a Little Rock Hospi lal described MoncrcU's conditioi as serious but said he would pro bably recover, He suffered head an lea injuries. The blaze was discovered by carpenter employed by the club about 7 a.m. this morning, The North ' Little Rock department found it necessary to call two companies of Liltle Rock firemen to their aid before bringing the blaze under control The fire wns the second experienced hy the club In Ijio bsl (our years. ... _ _ .. ».i. » leadership "through our power." Recce said, adding; | "If _._wp .hayo~to— and -,v- will have to—fe'ed~arid clothe and help to shelter the destitute of the world, it we are going to proving the funds—as we are providing the funds—for other countries to rebuild themselves, then we have a complete right and a Moral duty —and imperative duty—to sec that those countries being saved with <Jur money, with our goods and services, produced by the sweat id toil and talent if our own coplc. set up governrnci'.t'i that at least friendly to us and ol hostile to us." Recce said there are few liberal overnments in the worl 1 and lat "We, ourselves, nave strayed om the path during the last 15 cars and are only no.v gcitim, ick to coiistitution.ll gov.rn- ent." "But we ."lie said, -'must cherish ir belief in liberalism wherever is found . . . there can be no between good and vil. There can be no cohip ctwcen Americansim and Red ascism. Americanism .s ihe hoi f the world. We must keep it years following World War 1. America faltered nl Nicholson To Join School Survey Group W. B. Nicholson, sunorintroclftnl if Bl.vtheville Public Sc'.ior>'n. wil eave for St. Louis tonignt lollnw iig graduation exercises at uly- .hevillc High School, tj join 13 other Arkansas superin'.iiiueivs ii an extended survey of industri'i !n six major cilics of lr-o nation The group began its survey ii Little Rock Saturday hut due I graduation activities this week Mr. Nicholson wns unable lo mak the trip to Little Rock and wll join the others in St. lams to night for a survey in that city to morrow. The survey will require ni two weeks of travel, Air. Nicl son stated, and will carry th group to Memphis. St. Louis. Ch: cago. New York and Wnshingloi D. C.. for information on the Kt titudcs of personnel •icjxulm of major Industries lovp.rd th educational needs of cmu'cyces The survey is beini; conducte by the Stnle Department of Ed; cation and suix-rintendcnts of Ar Kansas schools that are recognize as having oul.slanding guidanc counseling programs aro member of the group. British Housing Officer Given Confidence Vote MARGATE. Eng., May 30. (UP —Health Minister -Aneurm Beva won a vote of confidence for tl government's housing program a the Labor Party conference loda "If you were homeless in A me ica, where they have enormous r sources far exceeding ours, anrt no hcmbcd areas to rebuild, your chances of gelling a home in Hie next 12 months would Ue vastly less lean. 1 ' Truman Plunges nto Mass of State Problems WASHINGTON. May 30. (UP) — resident Truman today plunged nto a full day of work on Ihe ccumulalion of state problems anrt cporU which piled up during his 2-day vigil at the bedside of hi. nothcr In Missouri. Presidential Secretary Charles G loss reported lhat Mr. Truman had been informed his 94-year-old mother, Mrs. Martha Ellen Trii- nan. was "on the mend." The President wa s reading' "with jreal interest," Ross saici, a ro- )ort on "a program for national security" which was prepared for ilm by his advisory commission on universal training. The study will be made public Monday. Ross said. Ross s airt the President had no week-end plans. Hark i crucial tlnic Ini .hlstpj aid in Ills addreJ solaiiomsl v *y 'pifc» H UUIL position In lift world, ose the idealistic • iobjectires of Vorld War 1, and compelled us to lend the sons of the veterans of hat war into another conflict in defense of Ihe ideals of mankind. "We acain have the opportunity lo hold high tlnv torch and lujht the way (o a b'ellcr world. If we fail now as wr failed after World War 1, rivili/.di.m may not |jrt another chancr." Clark said lliat no sort of cam- Hifiage coilltt hide the fact thai 'there is .still a clash of ideologi the world today." "When democracy, as we knr id live it. is chained, when Drought is rluidly channeled, whc: lews is suppressed, when misrepresentation supersedes truth, when individual liberty is dethroned, then niMcssion. despotism and slavery follow in their train." he said. Clark's theme was echoed irousho'it the country in Memorial Day speeches by military, veterans "ml civic leaders. Paul H. Grilfuh. national cnrn- mandcr of Ihe American Legion, and 1,'iuis F.. Stiirr. commniulcr- in-chief of [.he Veterans of Foreign Wars, termed Communism the nation's chief threat and urjtcd Americans to demand a strong defense system including' universal military trainim:. Speaking at iRallmorc, Griffith sairi this country had junked 1U-. wartime fighting machine at such rate thai it could not honestly leal universal tralnln-j. "Our sur\'lval today, survival of mankind anrt l-he we know it, rests upon our decision to recognize what must be lo everyone an obvious threat," he said, The ceremonies at Arlington included tributes by the Gold Star of America — tin orttiinl7.',\tion oWft or World War ill snrvice- nie'ii— and by [,t. Gen. Imclan K. rruscotl, Jr., who commanded the Third ' Army Dlvir.ton l:i jfone from April, 1943 to Januarv. ' tell ica its soldier dead that "Amcr- today Arguments Heard In Taxicab Case Blythcvillc Operators Seek to Nullify (fity Ordinance Hiking Fees Chancellor Francis K. cherry of Jonesixiro today had under advisement Ihc suit brought i.l Mlssissi;)])! Coimly Chancery Court by H IMy- theville laxlcab operators anainsi, the Clly of lilyllicville in willcll they attacked validity of an ordinance increasing the annual license fce s for operation of cabs lien?, The case was heard In .Joni'.shoro in the basis of snbmU • led in the case and m ari;ujncnls presented by Ed n. Cook, atlomry for thn iilainlilfs. and Percy Wrlcht. city attorney, counsel for tin* defendants. It Is expected Lha: Chanccllm Cherry will issue a memorandum cylnion in Ihc case In nhoul 10 day: and lhal a formal decrrc will in drawn up aflcr the opinion is pie- pared. The suit was filed ui rniirl her: 1 Pol). •! and charged that Ih-.- !ITS, which were increased fr.mi f,^'i lo $300 for operation of on; cao by nnn prepared needlos slaughter is a the past.' 1 Starr, in a speech from and that thins of oi>erator. is conliscnlory and in vio- lalion of the state const iitition. Slightly lower fees wur.: pr.ividrd for operators of llcets ol cabs. cial. giilni'cl HID lead shi.rtly before the 150 mile mark whim Hill Holland, another member ot this Irani, went Into the pits lifter Icndlnn from the 23rd lap. C'HIV Dcigere was second In his Nnvl Oovrrntu Special while Hex May; was third. Holland had moved bac't into fourth 111 ncc i ud Duk'e Nnloii W!IK null In u Mercedes. Bcrgcru. however, -JIMS forced out of Hit; event alter (S3 laps with car trouble. Cuntlon was the IlK'h person to be killed on the speedway grounds anrt the driver to die wiille piloting n race ear ar.mi'.il the as lihnll and hTIck track. Only 32 of (ho :iu starling cars were left In the (let I after 2011 miles, when Rose still wis the leader, lie had nun c th in u lap c.d- vantare over Rex Mays, now in .see- on^! place, while Ilnllnn.l was a half lap behind the Callf-ir.-ilan. Jimmy Jackson was back In fourth. l''rcd Atrahashian, Albany. Cal., mini her newcomer, was llflli. Bribe Charge Ends Career Of Legislator TAI,1,AIIA8SKK, Via.. May 31. j| <UPI — State Hep. Bernic C. Papv, ndieled for attempted Bribery of fellow legislators, resigned from he House of Heprescntutlvcs In- dny. He offered his resignation to Ciov. Mlllard Caldwcll in a letter read on the house floor. Cal'l- WTli accepted the resignation. The letter forestalled moves I" have [>n]>y expelled or suspended from the House, which would haVe taken a two-thirds vole H the membership, sonic members believed lhat .such action would he "unfair" inasmuch as he has not been tried niid found guilty. The Key west representative was accused In In yesterday, by a special grand jury, or offering cash and whiskey to two members, for votes iigninst a 1)111 alined at hook- ies. Me was placed under S.'.W) bond after his arrest as he lelt t':c House chamber. li(.'ir:c Speaker 'niomas Bca.slcy tool: thn letter to the governor :m- mcdlntely after 11 was read. II ends 13 years of legislative service ity I'apy, a -10-year-old wholesale cr. real estate dealer and Insurance man In the tiny island town Commerce to uc(|iilro playgrounds hi various .secUons of ).he city. Named to serve'on the play- L'ioun,i conmilttce were Wlllliim Pollard, fi. A, Nelson. Jerry Poc uii'l Alvln Huflmnn Jr. crew members escaped serious Injury. Uo|iorls from Reykjavik said an Icelandic Dakota transport plane j with 25 persons aboard had 'jeori The Hoard ulso- decided • to send | nlssr "jf -since Thursday-on a rou- northern coasb' no °'I of (he Island. New York Craxh Pruhe NEW YORK, May 30. (UP) _ A four-way Investigation -began UxHy committee representing tlio llly- thcville Clmii'b-r to uttenrt a hoar- log, in West Memphis June 21 on the possibility of obtaining a rlver- vall terminal there. ' ThU coimulttec will sit, In on - - --_ . the hcarini! to see what effect n • lnl ° " lc crush of a four-cnglneri terminal there woliuld have In this u »Ucd Airlines, transport plane section anil to dctermlnp whether *'>'ch cracked up and burned du.'- Ihc Chamber will .support plans lor '"« a take-off at LfiGuardla ileld, 1 ncqulKllton ot the tertuinal. killing 30 of the 48 person, aboard. In other action, the Board U svas the worst commercial air aurcert to send a telegram to Pros-1 dlsnEter in the history of,t.y.,s. av- Ident Truman asking Hint he sign lallon and the first majq* entastro- into a law a compromise labor bill when it is pul In final' form hy Coiuircss. Such a bill represent- lti|; a compromise of Senate and House labor bills Is now lii Its fi- before reaching the nal staire.s prr.sidenl. Jerry Poe. Blylheyitle manager of the Southwestern Bell Telc- lihonc Co., was given a vote' of llmnks bv the Boarrt (or >'his work Ih .malntalnlnj service 'on" 'cmnr- irencv biislnrsq calls during Ihe 5 nnn lelcphoiie strike. phc al La Guardla flelt), whe'e hundreds of planes .depart dally . ffir nil parts of the globe, 1 Seven of tlitt nine survivors' were; in critical condlUc,n. and physic! ,v.s feared some of them .would 'die. Thirty-seven pel-sons died In the which plun afl Dr. Matt Ellis To Address BHS Seniors . ^ ,. .nl alul the a»th.victim tiled cnrly today. He was idtjjMntt as Tlieodoro Alcxay, 27. 42'.Wel!e5lci' Avc.. Yonkcrs, N. Y. Bodies of the 37 victims trapped In the fuselage were burned beyond recognition and police said the only way they could t«H If they were men or worrfen *»s by the bone structure. The bodies lay In a temporary morgue set Up In the The BlythevlUe Boai',1 of E,|ncat- wl]CI . [ , th| Ion will hold 11 reception in honor j |lg tji cm ol Dr. Matt Ellis,, prcfil'lent of Hen- | (,> n T>i drix College at Conwiiy, In lh-3 High son School lunchroom follrt-X'lnij the Sen- ' cra rj ior High School gradualhm cxerrrls- wrcc es lonlght, it was aunnunced today s[ , r | f by W. B. Nlcholsoii, superintendent f ,,- was conducted. . Benton R. Baldwin, Jack- its. N. Y. pilot of the jlefcr of the onp the least Marjorlc Oldsen. New York, ste- Three Blytheville Music Pupils To Leave for MO A T Rehearsals Mary Ann Parks. Dick Giccuwell and Carroll Evans will mal.v thrir first official steps toward a musical career Monday when they bcqm rehearsals for the Menrihi.s Open Air Theater. They received telephone calls yesterday to "ri'tit'i'v for ic- Two Business Concerns Report Visits by Burglars Burglars entered two Blylheville firms last night but c>cape.l with little loot. Thieves entered the O1C Rubber Welders on North Highway fil and escaped with an electric clock, a pen and pencil set, clgnret lighter, and a billfold. Entry to the shop was reported gained by breaking an office window pane and unlocking the window. John Durham, owner of the Durham Service Station on East Ash street, reported to police this morning that a window of his station was broken and the window raised. Nothing but signs of someone prowling around Mr. wsio "evident^ Slly "'as , ' than your chances in -Britain,'' He- I City and county police !trp vnn told the delegates, Ivcstigallng the-burglavics lr>- hearsals Monday morn'.ii:!," following their auditions the first o! the week. They were the onl/ lilyttir ille youths who audilloiicd for Ilic MOAT and were three of 3.! singers chosen from more tlvui 3110 young people from throughout tho 8-mth who made try-outs. T\K choru.s will be made up of 15 girls and 115 Ixiys. Mary Ann and Carroll were nciv- ous but hopeful Monday when they went with Dalton C. Fov.-lslon. their voice teacher, to Memphis to audition. 'It was the lirst auditinn fm both. Mary Ann is 17 am! Carroll "almost 17." And when Dick opened sleepy eyes Tuesday morning to cntch an early train for Memphis with his teacher, Miss .Iran Burner, not even his most "i':u-fclcU' 1 d" dreams had visualized a (ciopho'.'.c call the next mornini Iro:ti Ihe MOAT's new musical director. Albert C. Evans. But Miss Sarber, who is widely known In music circles, win u"' '™ surprised. "I was almost crrlaih nick would get, live j«V slK said. "He could have begun his ma.iic before, but we felt thai, it wr.ntd be belter to wait." The IB-yea'-old youth auditioned last yen lor Ihe Municipal Opera in St. Louis and although he was accepted, it wns decided to wait another year. Dick is the third IMylhcvllIe hoy Miss Sarber, formerly of Memphis and a former facully ••'cmbr-r al Buscli Conservatory In Ci::c,\jvj. has started on the road lo success. Homer Snodgrass, now one of Ihc mosl successful'tenors in Chicago. and Bill Trotter, inanap.'v of Ihe new station KWEM In West Memphis, "hitchhiked" lo Chicago to study under Miss Sarhcr. Mr. Hnoil- Funeral Rites Conducted for Geo. W. Shoffner I-'iinorid srrvirr.s for Georco W. Slioffnrr. 03, who rlicti Wrclricsclay afternoon -\l lii.s IKHIIO on Noi'Ln Tenth Slrrcl-, \vrrn hdc! at H:30 IT. in. Lnilay Jit Cobb Kimrrnl Home Chnpcl. College nliimtil, patrons, prospective patrons and irlcndii 61 tire Ellis inm- lly are invited to the reC'.'iJtton, Mr. Nicholson snid. Dr. Ellis wll! return to Conway tomorrow. The graduation cxorcri.tes will be held at fl u. in. at the High School stadium, In case of niln they will he held In the gymnasium. The program will Include presc- ntalon of diplomas to D-") stiuleni.%, presentation of honor students ami music by the Blytheville High school Band and Glee Club. f ii ' and bllr?t Benton mtimbled ' to grass, who often does radt.i shows under the name of il >irmr AVien. participates on Broadcasting Company shows. Mr. Trctitr has become known in radio throughout tile South. Mr. Fowlston, of Fowlsion School of Music, began his vrjice cln.^cs here little more than a year ago. "The MOAT Is a slavt for MaYy Ann and Carroll," he sr.kl. Mary Ann is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Max Parks .ii'd a senior nt Blylheville High School. Dick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Circrr.- well and Carroll the son of Mr. and Mis. John Carroll Evaui. llnrinl was in •Irry. The Rev. Grove Cem- 11. Jnri;, :astor of Calvary Baptist Church, jffiria'.pd. He is survived by his wife. Mr.s. Mary Shoffner. three sons, Clar- ghfiflnrr of St. L-wis, Jeffrey PlKiffncr of Birmingham. Ala., and Futlrrlt Rhotfner of Blvlhevlllr, flauvrhtcrs. Mrs. flsther l>ce Conner of Puxlco, Mo., and Miss Ormcia Shoffner of BlythevlUe: of of State Hospital Board Confers With Governor Into (lames," rescuer:!. "We barely cleared tha (tround and then we got It," Jrflss Oldscn told Police Capt. Frank Patterson. authority, who Invesllgsited th,e disaster, said Benton could not ba permitted lo make an official statement until after tiie CAA had completed its inquiry. The plane, a DC-4. was bound for Cleveland and took off st 8:05 p.m. EOT, using the 4,lSO-fo3l North-South runway, the shortest on the field. It was carrying 44 pas- cngers anrt four crew members. It's total loart was fiO.OOO pounds. two brothers, Walter Shoffner'a and William Sholfncr . Walnu'. Miss., and two Bisters. Mr.s. lArdVn of nri Mrs. Vnnnyc Valley. Calif. neri'svood. Calif.. Turner of Sun LITTLE HOCK.' Ark,, May 30. (UP) — The State Hospital Hoard of Control scheduled a meeting hnre today which Gov. 13cn Laney said he hoped would settle once and for all Ihc controversy lhat has engulfed the Institution for months Laney said lie would withhold approval or rejection of Dr. N. T. Hollis as superintendent until otter the meeting. He Indicated he would bate his decision upon an exchange of Ideas uilh the board member, upon Dr. Hollis' record as acting superintendent, and upon an 511- dlt by the stale comptroller. Board Chairman Fnbcr While of Osceoln said that the press wou.d not be permitted to sit In on today's meeting in order that the members could talk freely upon any question Ihcy wished to bring up. Woman Killed in Fall From Bluff in State Park 1,1'ITI.I-; ROCK. Ark.. May 30. fUP) Mrs. Gen Garst. Jr. of Little Heck, v.'.-.s killed early today in a fall from a bluff at Petit Jean State r,\rk. She and her husband nnd (hire neighbors were spending the Memorial Day holidays "t, the park. Mr. ami Mrs. Garsl left [or Petit Jean yesterday and had plan- iiiv to rrmain over Sunday. f Shf is survived hy a son, f» daughter and her nnrcnls. Nine Horscr fo Compete Tomorrow at Belmont NEW YORK, May 30. !UP>—NUie horses, headed by Calumet Farm's Preakncss winner. Vau:tlcs3. wen entered today for the 19th running of the $100.000 added Beimel Slakes at Belmont Par't tomorrow. Victory for FauHness In this third leg of lurf's triple ciown would make hlin the outstanding three year old of the year. C. V. Whitney's Plialan:;, who was second to Jet Pilot in the Derby nnd third in the Pre.iknrss, hearted <hc rest of llw fla'.O, Krscue Party Arrive* TOKYO. May 30. I UP) — Forty icrsons were killed when a four- notored courier plane crashed last light into the side If a mountain near Tokyo, the Army announced today. Tachlkawa Airbrisc satd eight officers. 28 enlisted men and four civilians we're aboard the C-sl when H broke up and burned 30 miles southwest, ot Tokyo. The [>bne was on a routine flight from Kinipo. Korea, to Japan. A search party of trpipcrs from the 1st Cavalry Regiment reached the plane at dusk today after a three-hour tick up the mountain which was Ihe scene of Ihc crash. The search parly radioed that there was "no sign of life." The commander of the party, Mnj. William Evans Smltli. Rcdge- wood. N. J, said he and his men would begin removing the bodies at dawn tomorrow from the spot where Ihcy lay 300 feel from tho edge of a high, wooded cMfl. Fire Damages Auto A car belonging to an unidentified Negro was damaged by fire this morning in the 200 block on Soulh Lake when wires In tho lighting system shorttd out. Weather ARKANSAS—Pair today, tonight and Salurday, Not quit* so cool to- nlfiht. Warmer Sntuiilay,-

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