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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOI,. XLV—NO. 146 Blytheville Daily Newi Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ONK KH.LE1I. TWO HUKT-Shown above is the wreckage of .he 1942 night left Highway 18 and crushed into Moore Brother, Grocery warehous at th THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOOragAOT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1949 TWELVE PAGES Yugoslavia Ready to Overcome Any Present Troubles As It Did Past Ones, Tito Asserts Powers Agree On Dollar Crisis Conferees Outline Program of Steps To Bolster Britain By Alex H. Singleton BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Sept. 12. W>,-Premier Marshal Tito flung new defiance into the teeth of the Russian bear today. Yugoslavia, he declared, "steeled by tremendous experiences" in World War II, is ready to overcome any present troubles as It did its past ones. By John M. Higlitawer WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. •, (if}— Canadian Finance Minister Douglas Abbott said today the United States Britain andjganiiu's-iiave agreed on a program;' of Imtnediate steps to combat Britain's 'dollar crisis. •Tji a speech prepared for a Sfa- , ' .. ; Club luncheon, Abbott iat finance and foreign 1 •:..-, aiuiistcrs of the three countries, now losing their week-long meeting here, "have made very encouraging progress." He said, however, that the job is far from complete and that there is "no prospect of immediate relief from all our difficulties." of positive accomplishments, he said: V'We have determined what steps VIA be taken at this time, and above all, we have agreed on the direction in which we must work. Each of our governments must con- The premier, prime target of*. Moscow and the Cominform as a heretic from Marxism, addressed a group of engineers and workers from a motor factory at Na Rako- vica. near here. They came to Belgrade to show him three new types of tractors they developed In the country's industrialization campaign —the very campaign which so irks Moscow. .Tito has refused to bow to Mos<W's,. SM^R;.. to concentrate on an agrarian : egohpinr,- just as he' re fused to bec<t Moscow's orders to step up collectivization of farms. His thus far successful rebellion agaiijst Moscow domination in these and other aspects now shows signs of being copied in other Communist countries. In "his brief talk. Tito told the group their efforts provided re-examine the adequacies ' n - the lieht of tlle stantly of our ultimate current "Good Beginning Abbott did not spell out w]mt tnc steps would be. But he did say that we have made a good bcgfimin-" and clearly Indicated that Ihs three nations had agreed to close and continuing consultation to get Britain out of its immediate financial hole and to keep it out. A three-power communique was expected during the day „„" * d ™.' 1CC :, no ™'"' officials fa- best answer to foreign "inventions and lies" about socialist development of Yugoslavia. The account was carried by the Communist newspaper Borba. Navy Is Ready Rallying to Tito's standard, his navy informed him today it is ready to defend the nation against any attacks, "regardle.^ if they come goal (of preventing re- from East or West — regardless dollar-shortage crises ") whether they are led by Churchill "'"-"' "--'— • •• or Stalin." This telegram to Tito came in the name of officers and men of the navy, and it denounced the Comin- form's anti-Yugoslav campaign as a dirty but futile attempt to Interfere with this country's internal affairs. "Such Insults and such hostile attitudes cannot frighten us," the telegram said. "We are convinced victory will be ours because we are defending the just cause, because miliar with thp u'm-L- n r * v. ~ ~" J —•"•--•—'-» "-~«»«.'»u as ^ - « £.«; s^-ssfn? the lcac " i " ss of ... , ••*•-• "I'n5 iviuiMKiij .Finn dollars for Canadian wheat and •F. acceptance by the United States Tit Britain s need to discriminate against American goods in " r ™ to conserve dollars Abboit spoke at the press club the midst of n bu.sy round of tluce-power sessions aimed at wind; the work on the British cri- for a new series .sis today in tim of political and financial conferences tomorrow. Those will include a sweeping review of Far Eastern policy by British F orC | B ,, i™ - New York Stocks Closing Quotations- A T & T '\nicr Tobacco Copp'rr' ".'.'.'. Steel .... ....... Beth . c °ca Cola 0<1 " Electric" °tn Motors .J'o'ilgomcry WaVd" N Y central ... Int Harvester ^httonal Distillers' Wcpublic steel Radio ...... Socony Vacuum Etimebukcr Standard of N j Texas Corp ..... . ,1 C Penney U S St:el ' ____ '.'.'.'. Sears, Roebuck ., Southern Pacific ..' 145 172 327 27 752 1158 3-4 37 1-4 62 7-8 53 10 27 1-4 20 1-2 2!) 1-4 11 3-4 16 7-8 22 3 70 1-: 60 3 53 23 1-4 ! 41 3-8) 38 7-8 Tito and his Yugoslav Communists lay claim to being better Communists than Stalin and his Russian ones, Saturday's revelation that Hun- Rary had jailed eight top party men for trying to overthrow the Kremlin-controlled government was taken here as the latest evidence that important persons In thc satellite countries would like to follow Yugoslavia's example. Along ivlth other Incidents, it Is considered to show wide-spread re- ser.tment in Eastern Europe over Russia's economic exploitation of the small "people's democracies." Observers recalled the trial and execution of Albania's Kocl Xoxe, the removal of Greece's rebel lead- See TITO on Pace 13. Two Committees Give Formal Okay To Arms Ai$j Plan WASHINGTON, Sept, 12. (AP) —Two Senate committees today Jointly stamped formal approval on a '$1,314,010,000 plan for re- -arriiing friendly nations against Communism. The final vote—20 to 3—cleared the \vay for the arms bill to go to the Senate. There it faces another fight by a group determined to mafce a deep cut in the total spending. The Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees voted for this arms program: $1,030.000.000 for the North Atlantic Pact nations—divided 5050 between cash and contract authorization and with some re-' striction on use of the ca.sh. 5211.310,000 for Greece and Turkey. $27.640,000 for Iran, Korea and the Philippines. $75.000,000 to aid anti-Communists in China with President Truman to spend the money where he fees fit without making any report to Congress. The bill is in the form of an authorization. Funds must be provided later by appropriation. Blytheville Bottling Firm Opens W. Memphis Unit A branch plant of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Blytheville has been established in West Memphis to serve Crittenden County, it was announced ElM Wheeler and Jimmie Sanders, co-owners of the plants. The plant in West Memphis Is located in a new building and D. Kemper. Sr., formerly of Peach Orchard, Mo., will be in charge as manager, while T. L. Statcn, who has been distributor in Crittenden County, will continue in his present capacity as sales manager. Mr. Wheeler will spend a large part of his time during the next few days at the new plant. Mr. Sanders said that the Crittenden County area has been served from the plant here since 1940. The plnnt in West Memphis will bottle other flavors of carbonated drinks In addition to Pepsi-Cola, the owners announced. ;: President May Delay Naming " Justice Rutledge's Successor WASHINGTON, Sept. Pi-esident Truman is expected to wait a while before naming a new supreme court justice to take the Especially he Is expected to wait if his choice Is Attorney General | J. Howard McGrath—as most pol- , itica! observers anticipate. McGrath -' I has been attorney general for less Sovbeans CHICAGO, Sept. 12—,^>,_soy- Nov Dec Mar May High Low 220'.,, 227 22914 2:6?; 221) H 226 *» Close 229 y-28 5 229-281; 228 'i three weeKs and Mr. Truman may want, to keep him in the Justice Department for a time. The next term of the supreme court will open October 3. but It Is not esssenllal that all Its nine places be filled at the start. As it is, there will be one newcomer— former Attorney General Tom Clark. When Clark was appointed to the court and McGrath was named to as attorney general siiccecd him the. understanding around Washington was that McOrath h»4 next call on a supreme court vacancy. That vacancy was created by the death Saturday night of Justice Rutledgc at York, Me., following a cerebral hemorrhage. Rutledge's death came less than two months after that of Justice Frank Murphy whose spot Clark will now take over. Rutledge was thc eightii and last man appointed to the supreme court by President Roosevelt. On the, court, he and Murphy were often "ried up In voting with Justices Black and Douglas. On occasion, Justice Reed and' Jushcc Frankfurter voted with them to make a majority. Lawyers regarded Rutledge and Murphy as the court's most ardent liberals of recent years. Funeral services for Justice Rutledge will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Washington Un- jtarian Church, which he attended. The body was brought from New it nigut. Labor Situation Encouraging for Orderly Harvest Missco Form Agents And USES Co-operate In Getting Pickers There Is on hand, and arriving daily, enough 'labor to gather crops In Mississippi County In an orderly fashion, E. A. Stacy, chairman of the Farm Bureau Labor Committee announced today after a committee meeting last week. Mr. Stacy s»id that planters who have housing, or those who need pickers should contact the US Em- Payment office in Blytheville or County Agents D. V. Maloch at Osceola. and Keith J. Bilbrey at Blylheville. At HIP committee meeting Friday, It was pointed out that labor has been one of the greatest problems during recent years, and that the problem had been agitated by the locality of the county, where early frosts and threats of heavy rains, cause producers to become overly anxious to get out their cotton while it is white and clean. This has led to communities bidding against community and neighbor against neighbor for labor, and prices, consequently have been higher than In other areas. HlBh Picking Costs Cut Profits High labor costs have cut, profils drasti lly in this section. It was explained. The present situation, said to be the most favorable since the war could change overnight, since the North Mississippi County farmer has proved exceedingly unpredictable In bidding on wage rates. In this connection the following objectives were set up by the committee to retain good labor conditions: 1. To act only as an informative group to producers and labor through media of radio, newspapers, and letters. 2. To encourage belter relations between producers and laborers and between law enforcement officers and laborers. 3. To encourage great cooperation and use of the U.S. Employment Service. Exchanges Snjrrested 4. To attain greater cooperation among producers in exchanitinz pickers. 5. To push greater stabilization of labor and wages by discouraging erratic fluctuations in rates ; " 6. To study the,, feasibility of community housing for transient laborers. . 7. To help obtain custom machine pickers for producers requesting them. In connection with the last objective It was reported that 700 machine pickers In the delta area several of which are In this county' have already indicated & stabillzinR effect on picking prices. The Farm Bureau committee on labor also recommended that rather than drain the neighbor producers to trie South of their labor supply by higher prices, that a recruiting program be staged in non-cotton producing regions, through local and state Employment Services when possible. Heuss Named First President Of W.Germany BONN, Germany, Sept. 12—Wj —Prof. Theodor Heuss, whose books were burned by Hitler, was elected first, president tonight of the new West German Republic. The 65-year-old educator, candidate of the three-party rightist government coalition of" the new state, received 416 of 800 vojes cast on the second ballot, better than a clear majority. Dr. Kurt Schumacher, chairman of the Socialist Party on the left was second with 312 votes. The first ballot ended in a deadlock. The election of Dr. Heuss assured the early selection of Dr. Konrad Adenauer as first chancellor (prime minister) of West Germany and the subsequent end of allied military government over the western part of this conquered land. Dr. Adenauer Is chairman of the Christian Democratic Party and chief organizer of the rightist government coalition of Christian Democrats, Free Democrats and the German Party. TB Association To Honor National Officer This Week Reservations for the banquet Wednesday honoring Dr J D Thompson, president of the' National Tuberculosis Association will be accepted through Tuesday and are available at the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association at the Court House. The banquet, sponsored by the Mississippi County Association, will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the Hotel Noble. The Pasadens. Calif., doctor, who has been connected with tuberculosis control work, «riii visit Blv- theville while in the South. He is scheduled to appear at the Southern Tuberculosis Association Conference at Memphis, Thursday. He will arrive In Memphis. Wednesday and will be met by Hay» Sullivan, president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, and brought to Blythevllle. Mrs. W. S. Johnston Is chairman of the decorating committee, and will be assisted by Mrs. W. p. Pryor and Mrs. Rosco Crafton. The High School Trio—Mary Jo Eaton, Mary Margaret Auten, and Vivian Taylor—and Harry FritziUj, soloist, will present several musical numbers. Mrs. John Caudll will be the accompanist. Weather Arkanui forccail: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thundershowers thU afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Cooler west and north portions Tuesday. Missouri fortearf: Thunderthow- ers tonight and Tuesday. Heavy in central and north porttoru. Colder northwest half of state tonight Much cooler Tuesday. Minimum this morning—flfl. Maximum yesterday—85. Minimum Sun. morning—S3. Maximum Saturday—87. Sunset today—6:ia. Sunrise tomorrow—5:42. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 today—none. Mean temperature (midway twecn high and low)—72.5. Normal mean for Sept.—74.1. This Date I,»it Year Minimum this morning—5* Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this d —15^6. be- Poll Tax Deadline To Be October 1 Young Democrats Launch Campaign To Qualify Electors A campaign to break all records of poll tax payments In Arkansas was under way today, backed by the Young Democratic Clubs in the state. Including the Mississippi Bounty chapter. At the ofjjce of Sheriff William Berryman. who is ex-officio tax collector for Mississippi county It was reported today that only 2900 receipts had been Issued to date in the Chkkasawba District of the county while in the Osceola District the total Is 3,424. The deadline for obtaining receipts Is October 1. Voters who participate in the annual school elections on September 27 will be qualified as electors on the basis of receipts Issued last year, but any persons who seek to vote In speical elections after' October 1,-or in the.party primaries and general elections next year must obtain the 1949 receipts this month in order to qualify as electors. 13,00» Issued iMt Year Last year 8,018 receipts were issued in North Mississippi County and the number Issued in the south half of the county through the Osceola office brought the total.to around 13,000. The Young Democrats last year backed the "Get Out and Vote" campaign along with the poll tax payments. The Ministerial Alliance of Blytheville also voted in a recent meeting to urge members of the congregation of the various churches represented to make poll tax payments. The Young Democratic Club of Arkansas, announced that members will seek to have more than 463,411 persons eligible to vote in the 1950 Democratic primaries by pay- Ing SI each for a poll tax before the deadline. Arkansas has set records in tax payments for two years, with the 463,411 being paid last year and 458. 406 the previous year. Payment before the deadline enables the poll tax holder to v/te In all elections held before October 2, 1950. Burglar "Call" to Home Of Officer Had Every Appearance or Being Real Officer Fred Hodge is the most embarrassed man on the Blythc- ville Police Force today. He was apprehended as a "burglar" In his own home Saturday night. Here's what happened: Hodge completed his tour of duty around 10 pm. Saturday and returned to his home at 722 Fulton. His wife was visiting with neighbors and no one was at home. Tired and weary after a day's work, Hodge retired. His wife came home a few minutes later. Hodge restlessly turned over In bed and bumped against a bedside table. Mrs. Hodge, frightened, and not knowing that her husband was home, ran to the home of a neighbor and summoned the police. In a few minutes two cars loaded with policemen, armed with flashlights and pistols, filled the neighborhood. A neighbor arrived at the scene with a shotgvm to offer assistance. Hodge slept on. A moment later an officer entered the house and demanded that the "burglar" give up. Hodge, only half-awake, replied with a "Huh?" and a very convincing "yes.." The officers, realizing the error, called off the barricade and returned to headquarters, their faces a mite red. But Hodge's was the reddest. Mother finds One Son Dead, Another III KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Sept. 1Z. Ifi —A 12-year-old boy was found dead and a three-year-old child seriously Saturday 111 in night. their home here They were found by their mother, Mrs. Mabel Mason, when she relumed home. 'She found Melvln Mason dead on the floor and Gall Mason ill. Authorities said the cause of Oath was not Immediately determined. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CIO Union Leaders Withhold Steel Strike Truce Decision; MoPac Negotiations Sought Citizens Group Seeks End of Rail Walkout ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12. (IP) — The first move designed to bring about settlement of the three-day-otd strike of Missouri Pacific Railroad trainmen was under way today. A committee of business, indiis- tr'n], labor nnd civic leaders of St. Louis invited representatives of both sides to attend a meeting at which means of resuming negotiations would be discussed. Union leaders expressed willingness to attend the meeting, set for tl.'s afternoon, and a Missouri Pacific spokesman Indicated the railroad would be represented. The strike of 5,000 operating em- ployes began last Friday. It was called after failure to settle disputes between the railroad and four brotherhoods over interpretation of operating rules Ui 282 cases. Claims for compensation Involve about $3.000,000. The train tleu" has thrown about 20,000 non-striking employes out of work and threatens to shut down numerous businesses in the 10-atatc area served by the rnilroad. Industry Feels 1-inch Kindreds of towns and cities In the territory are almost entirely dependent on the road for rail service. About 400 plants in st Louis alone are served exclusively by Missouri Pacific tracks Chairman of the committee seeking an end to the strike Is Dr Elmer E. Hilpert, professor of constitutional law at Washington University. Hilpert snld the committee, which held a mecllng last night, was not designed to settle disputes that led to the strike. Tile group merely Is Intended to bring the two Interested parties together. Both company and unions hod refused to make overtures for a new meeting. Operations on the St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt> 'Line which is not Involved in the strike but which uses Missouri Pacific tracks In Southern Illinois, were yesterday. Opera- back to normal lions had been halted almost 24 hours. • Pickets stopped Cotton Belt trains Friday night, and despite instructions by union leaders, did not permit-them to move until late Saturday. R. E. Davidson, assistant grand chief engineer and spokesman for the four brotherhoods, described the act of the pickets as regrettable and said It was standing." "purely a misunder- Three Missco Attorneys On Junior Bar Committees Three Mississippi County attorneys, members of the Junior Bar Section of the Bar Association of Arkansas, yesterday were named to committee membership for the following year by members of the executive committee. The executive committee was 1n session in Little Rock, and James Roy, vice-chairman of the Junior Bar Section, attended from Mississippi County. A. S. (Todd) Harrison was named on the public relations committee, Jim Hyatt of Osceola on the legislative committee, and jl m Gardner of Blythevllle on committee. The three will Congressional tee work. the membership serve the First District in commit- Worker Pickets His Own Union, Charges It With Ordering Job Slowdowns DALLAS, Sept. 12. (rt>,i—A steaintltter who charged his union with "unfair and discriminatory practices" against Its members 13 picketing the union's headriuiuters today. Ray Booker has snid he will picket local headquarters of 'the AFL Plumbers nnd Stcainfltters Union each Mondny until the union "stops Its boycott of members who want to do a full day's work." Booker charges the union "Is Interested In stretching out construction Jobs us long as possible, and to do so Instructs Its members to work at a certain pace to Insure that Jobs lust as long us possible." Union officials have offered no comment. 2 Negroes Escape From Penal Farm Guard is Attacked, Disarmed by Pair Feigning Sickness Two Negro prisoners who escaped Irom the Mississippi County Penal Farm Saturday night were still at large today. The men are Erwin Austin, 35, of Chicago, and Louis Ford, 24, of st Louis. Austin was being held for robbery while Ford hod been convicted of assault. A prison official. said the men made their escape by cutting through a cell bar and then overpowering guard Earl Aston The official said Ford asked the guard for some salt and soda because of a sore throat Ford complained of. While the guard was gone, Ford and Austin escaped (torn the nnd awaited As&n'.i^ieiurn ,.„,„ the kitchen where he had gone to get the suit and soda. Seize Guard's (iun As Aston returned, the official said, Ford hit him in the pit of the Uomach and Austin leaped on him clapping one hand over his mouth' while removing his pistol with the other. They then forced Aston to unlock the door. The official said Ford spoke of killing the guard gut Austin told him to wait until he had unlocked the door. After Aston hod unlocked the door the official snld, threats to kill the guard were made once more but Aston argued the point and the pair departed. Ford was one of the three Negroes sentenced to six months on the farm and fined $500 and costs for an assault on jimmy Bass, Osceola service station operator, five months ago. Snow Falls in Upper Plains States Area CHICAGO. Sept. 12—<^/_Snow moved into the upper plains states today, bringing with It the coolest weather of the borning fall season. U. S. forecasters reported, however, that the ground still was too warm for the snow to stick Six Inches which fell at Helena, Mont melted to three Inches by midnight and was still going down despite new falls. Spanish Teacher from Cuba Likes Blytheville and the U.S. By A. A. Fmlrlckvm (Courier News Staff Writer) Blythevllle High School's new Spanish teacher is no "Latin from Manhattan." When this young miss from down Havana way hables the Espanol, she knows whereof she speaks. She Is Miss Georgina Arcc (pronounced "arr-scc"), who halls from Cienfucgos, a seaport town In Cuba. Born and reared in Cuba, she Is of Spanish descent but has her eye on American citizenship. Miss Arce said she plans to take steps soon to obtain her United States citizenship. Her parents were born In Spain. Her father went to Cuba when he was 10 years old. and her mother arrived there when she was 22. Becoming an American citizen shouldn't be a very big step for Miss Arce. A college student in this country for the past four years, she has used that time to good advantage In traveling. She has visited 27 states, which is considerably more than many a native American can claim. The biggest part of these four years, however, has been spent as a student at Pcabody College at Nashville, Tenn. In June, she received both her B.A. and master's Courier Newi Ml.sa Georglna Arce Phott degrees In science and elementary planned to leave Peabody after ac- ediicatfon. In addition to her science quiring her bachelor's degree, but wor)c—in the field of biology—she "everyone was so sweet to mlnored In physical education. - . To Get Doctor', Degree And she isn't through with her degree education yet. Miss Arce said she To say that Miss Arce likes the return to Peabody to ob- United States Is gross understate- — ._ .ne, so I stayed another year." -This last year of work produced her master's . , tain a doctorate In scienc. Miss Aice said sht had previously mcnt. She had nothing but compll- Sce TEACHER MI Pitt 12 Murray Silent After 3-Hour Board Meeting PITTSBURGH, sept. u. (AP> — Strategist* of the cro United Steel- worlcers conferred behind closed doors for three hours today without disclosing the union's course ot action in the steel strike crisis. President Philip Murray declined any comment on the long session of the union's executive board. He refused to say whether the. board reached a decision on either President Tniman's rcquast for an 11-day extension of the strike truce expiring tomorrow midnight or tht presidential fact-finders' formula for settling the steel wage dispute. The executive board's decision, tt any, will be reported today to the union's Wage Policy Committee for ratification. Murray ts expected to announce the union's course afterward. In the union's hands Is the work»B man's demands for a fourth round |xiy Increase. The presidential fact-finding board suggested a 10-cent hourly package for steel covering pensions and insurance but not wages. This Is expected to set a national pattern. Firms Accepted Time Steel Industry's big five accepted the true extension. Decisions on the fact-finders' recommendations are expected from the more than 60 steel companies as soon as officers and boards of directors finish studying the report. Murray, spearheading labor'i drive for a fourth round pay boost, headed the steelworkers executive board in its Hotel Sheraton meeting. The board is made up of international officers and";» district directors. The Wage Policy Committee Includes the executive board plus representatives of local unions. - pl>ur l9» the in morning-.executive ' , ...,,_„ clafed doors of the meeting;- room. . ' Murray shook hands with several district directors at the close of the meeting. Turning to newsmen, he was emphatic: but good natured in bis refusals to discuss the board's activities. That If normal procedure on the union's board meetings. Murray has withheld comment on the truce and the fact finders report pending the union meeting. There Is general feeling however that the truce will be extended. Depend! on Worker* If Murray comes from the union meeting and flashes the green light to postpone the strike that will allow the union and the companies more time to go over the board's suggestions. The big five of the steel Industry have told the President they would continue operations at least until Sept. 25 as he requested. But their decision won't mean a thing unless the steelworkers report for worlc. CIO steelworkers In four states, where strike ballots are required before a walkout, have voted 15 to one for a strike if necessary, the union says. Thc five major steel companies who compromise the big five are U.S. Steel Corp.. Bethlehem Sieel Co., Republic Steel Corp., Inland Steel Co.. and Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. Inland steel, however, has begun gradual slow-down operations. The company said It would follow through with its program by starting to close 36 open hearths at neon Tuesday but that sizable layoffs would begin today. Alleged Check Passer Caught in Siloam Springs OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 12— IIP} —The Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced thc arrest of an Oklahoma City man in Siloam Springs, Ark. D. A. Bryce, agent In charge of the Oklahoma city office, said James Edward Shockley, 42, was taken in custody at a tourist court by FBI agents from Oklahoma City and Little Rock. Brice said Shcokley on last Aug. 1 passed a bogus $25,000 cashier's check, drawn on an Oklahoma City bank, In Shrevcport, La. Hotel Operator Killed In Highway Accident SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 12. W) —A 78-year-old Springfield hotel operator died yesterday In his auto at Goodland. Kas., while en route to Denver. He was Peter C. Remler. He formerly owned a chain of hotels In Kansas and Southwest Missouri. Heniler had been proprietor of Hotel Sterling here the past 15 years. 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