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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IV DOMINANT NKWMPAP1R r\» MTUfmART ARVANHA* A Kin •j-trwu•>• or> ..T«_ n r, n , AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI11—NO. 93 Bi»thevill« Dally New* biyiuevw* Courier Blythevliie Herald WATHHV1M/R, ARKANSAS, KH1DAY, JULY 12, IMC, Two Arkansas Queens" Live In Blytheville Illythcville 'alt OH Cur Blytheville Girl Represents State In Beauty Contest Miss Rebecca McCalt Wins "Miss Arkansas" Title at Paragould. By MAIIIIKKN K1N(1 NOitKIS ICitv Kdilor Courier News) 1'AKACOUM). July 12.— Arkansas' most bi'autilu girl is iMcCall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs I''. i\f. McCall, according to judges in thu ainuial "Miss Arkansas" bounty contest last night at 1'aragould who awarded t li c Hlythcvillc Immetlc the titlo over ol of the prettiest girls ever seen gathered in this slate for such an event. Miss McCall. who won (irst honors in the "Miss Blytheville" contest of 40 entrants lo represent the city in Ihe state competition, will compete tor Ihe title ol "Miss America" in the annual beauty conust in September at Atlantic Cit.v. The state contest was a part of thc convention of the Eastern Arkansas Young Men's Clubs and the Illythcville Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsored the local event in which Miss McCall was selected as "Miss Blytheville." The beauty of the not yet 19- ycar-old Blylhevillc girl was accented by her poise and cliann i which captivated thc more than 3,000 visitors from all over Arkansas who applauded her in the afternoon preliminaries and last night finals as she paraded in an evening ^dress and bathing suit and pre- ^sented a lalent by singing "Blame It On Malme." A close second was Miss Barbara .lean McGregor of Brinkley, the most glamorous looking girl in the contest, 'but^ the final decision was a popular one. Third : honors went to Miss De- mctra Bradshaw of Rector, fourth to Miss' Lee McKnight of Paragould and fifth to Miss Patsy Davis of Jonesboro. ; Feted in Little Rock Those will serve ns maids to Miss McCa.ll lor. the year with their first appearance ns a group todny Little-Rock wlfaiitgucbts •< lit a luncheozi given by the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce honoring Miss Arkansas. Other finalists, announced last night after thc 32 entrants had been presented individually, were: Miss Margaret Bower of Helena. Miss Mnry Jnne Wright of Searcy, Miss Janic Brainard of Marianna, Miss Imogene Wilks of Stuttgart and Miss Mary Ann Johnson of / Poeahontas. I, '"Miss Arkansas' will represent thc womanhood of Arkansas when she goes forth as an ambassador from Arkansas to show the who\c United Slates tile people of this state arc Ihe best and finest a;lit our girls the prettiest in thc world." Governor Hen Laney said when he spoke briefly prior to announcement of Ihe final winner. Governor Laney congratulated Ihc new "Miss Arkansas" following crowning by Ihe 19-15 queen, Miss Leslie Hampton of Lake Village who presided over the court throughout, the two programs. Honored at Dunce At the dance, held at Kingsway Club. Governor Laney and Miss McCall, wearing Ihe sparkling crown and purple velvet train with an ermine cape, laid aside her silver scepter and led the opening dance. Although stunning in the royal robes befitting a queen, as she sat upon the throne—her court complete with maids and even two ^, court jesters it was "Miss Blythe'; villc" in an evening; dress which captivated Ihc audience although her appearance in a tat'iiny suit made almost as great a hit. Wearing n. black chiffon dance frock, fashioned in an ofT-the- shonlder effect, the outfit was completed with black lace arm-mitts and" her only other adornment was a single red carnation lucked Into her dark brown curly hair. The licanly and talent contest began in the afternoon when all of thc contestants were presented in evening dresses and bathing suits and also displayed their talents i;i three minutes of such features as dancing, sinking, paino playing and reading. Judged by Mcmphians In thc night session, following the presentation of all contestants, who remained on thc stage, Ihc 10 finalists were announced. These again were presented \:\ evening dresses, repeated their lal- cnt specialties, paraded in their bathing suits Miss McCall wearing Ihc same two-piece flowered suit she wore in thc Miss Blvthe- ,ville contest -and then reappeared .j In evening dress. ^1 The 10 were reduced to five and .then to two before the final decision was reached as the crowd was almost unrestrained. Judges for the event were Annie Mae Day. society editor of The Commercial Anneal, Memphis; Edward M. Knofl. Memphis electrical appliance dealer, and Albert Russell of the National Cotton Council at Memphis. Miss McCall selected her cos- lumes without any advice as her mother, Mrs. E. M.' McCall. went to Virginia before Ihe ISlythcvillc contest. Her father did not get lo sec her ill the state contest as a ride lo Hlylhcvllle Is the home of Iwo Arkansas queens, both of whom todny me in Ihe spolllghi Miss Rebecca Jane McCall was awarded Ihc title of "Miss Arkansas" in the annual beauty contest las night only n few hours afler Miss Carolyn I'elei.son had let I Blytheville for Ihe National Cotton Qiteen title coldest at the Lions Club InlcrnnlUmal convention in Philadelphia as the Arkansas representative. Miss Peterson was selected to represent Arkansas through a contest in which a photograph of a pretty girl was sent in by Lions Clubs in the slate. ,, She was chosen by the plvthc- ville club following her selection Help for England Held Essential To United States House Leader Pleads For $3 3 /i Billion Loan "Because of Moscow" SINGLE COPIES F1VB CKNTS Flier, Facing Death as Result Of Crash, Tries to Aid Others to the annuul Memphis WASHINGTON. Jll'.y 11!. (IT.'» — House Democrat ic Leader John W McCormaek of Massachusetts hi i IcrveiH plcn for passage of the $;t,750,(IUt.OOU British loan, said lo- day the United Stales must give economic aid to oilier nations or they will have lo sub-mil "lo the sphere o( influence of Moscow." -oin "Whether or not we like it. ihe ' " I fact remains that practically all "™."ior U ' ° toimlllc -s of world are Candidates Hold Rally at Whitton More Than 300 Voters Turn Out to Hear Discussion of Issues. The first of numerous political rallies planned by some of the county office candidates prior to Summer primaries, hold last night at Whitton, hinted that they may develop inlo "old lime speakings" like thoae of years back when accusations highlighted many speech- .. _ looking lo either Washington to Moscow," McConnnck siiid In a speech prepared for floor delivery. "If we close our eyes." he said, "if our public officials charged with responsibility fall through indiiicr- cnce. uncertainty or fear, to do Ihe things \ve ought to do In our own national interest, then we leave those countries who look toward Washington with friendly eyes no oilier alternative but to be subjected to the sphere of Inlluenec of Moscow." There wiil be another gathering tonight at Pawhoon community and another tomorrow night at Dycss for the first week's program. These will continue through most of thc county until July» with a rally to be staged here prior to tile voting primary the following da}'. Speaking at Whitton last night were Gene E. Bradley, candidate for county judge; Jack Finley Robinson, candidate for sheritt and collector; w. W. Watson, I after th c Big Four completed rhci candidate for assessor, and Jeffcr- discussion oj Germany wtlnoii 1 son w. Speck, candidate for State " senator. Between 300 and 400 people attended. Condition of the roads in MIs- " sissippi County was discussed by Molotov Raises New Handicaps Russian Insists on ' Early Removal of Nazis From Austria. PARIS. July 12. (UP) —Sovle Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov today tossed another monkcywrcncn inlo the nig Four foreign nilnislei discussions when he declined t discuss Austria unless the minister agree to remove nn alleged 437.00(1 pro-Nazis from Western Austria occupation zones. Molotov made his surprise mov narrowing the gap in dl'sngrcemcn between the Western nations am Russia over treating Germany n nn economic whole. As the ministers began to discus e said "The condi- Austria Molotov suddenly chnrget lion of roads'is deplorable" when "that thc Western allies were hiir Mississippi County is said to have. boring 437,000 assorted kinds a large cnsh balance in the treasury." Complimenting- Ihe women ol the Shawnec district on the number of poll taxes issued to women theie, Mr. Robinson said in part: "It is an encouraging sign for better government Mississippi County to see women taking an interest in politics." Mr. Watson, in asking support in his race, pointed out that ho. had served as deputy assessor a number of years and "am qltali- Ified for that position." Such law-making bodies as the state senate need good representation of the people, Major Speck said in pointing out that his pcricnces, through education World War II, qualified him llic office of stale senator. Washington Publicist Refuses To Answer Questions in Probe Gf Midwest Munitions Empire Committee Excuses Witness Invoking Constitutional Rights ex- and for Temperature Climbs to 97 Degrees Here Yesterday was the hottest day of the year in Blytheville with the mercury of the official government thermometer soaring to OT degrees before clouds gathered and rain fell. The rain was general, with a storm in the vicinity of Manila and I.oachville. and most of the Shjuv- nce district of the county, without rain for the past six weeks, received badly-needed precipilali'ni. Total rainfall recorded in Dly- Uicvillc by R. E. Blaylock, official weather observer, was .50 of one inch. pro-Nazis in the Western Austria! zones and said he wouldn't la about an Austrian treaty miles these persons were removed. Secretary of State James P. Byrnes suggested that the discussion lie delayed to enable him ;T> get some background on MolotoVs charge. Molotov mnde Ills Austrian charge in a statement which he presented, culled "a four-point proposal on Austria." The points were: 1 That the jurisdiction of the Austrian government be enlarged by assisting in "liquidation of the •cinains of HUlcrism and final scp- u-ation of Germany from Austria the strengthening o f the Democratic system in Austria." "That the Council of Foreign Ministers note that in the Western /.ones of Austria there are concentrated 437,000 so-called displaced persons made up of Yugoslav chetntks Ustachis. Fascist soldiers of (Gen. Wadislaw) Anders, Russian and Ukrainian White Guards and Vlassov traitors who are a threat not only to the internal situation in 'Austria but also to neighboring stales. Immediate evacuation of these foreistlejs i« essential, obligatory and urgent." 3—"That the council considers the successful carrying out of the above tasks will create the necessary requisites for the establishment ot full Austrian sovereignly and independence which is the basic aim of the Allied countries." 4 "That the council instructs its deputies to present without delay after the draft of the treaies with the former satellites of Germany has been completed preparations of a treaty with Austria." < U. S. Delivers Promised Foods Shipments to Needy Overseas Forwarded Promptly, Truman Says This iihotogrnpli of Howard Hughe's, sportsman mid plane designer, was made just before he starlet! Ilio tost flight which resulted in a crash and injuries which may cost him his life. From his hospital hcd In: shows more concern for Ih'c future of aviation than for his own condition. (NKA 1'ho'o.) lly VIRGINIA MacI'HKHSON United I'rcss Stuff Correspondent BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.. July 12. —Howard Hughes, millionaire plane, designer, clung lo his battered old felt hat as a good luck piece today alter his physician told him .he might not live. Hughes listened calmly while his physician told him lie might .not recover.. Then he began- to fret about the future of the plane in which he crashed Sunday. He asked permission to dictate a message lo l.hc Army explaining the cause of Ihe crash "so this, won't happen to somebody else." His voice coming slowly and painfully from his oxygen mask, tile handsome, 40-year-old sporls- mon blamed Ihe accident on a faulty propeller. "I am absolutely certain that's what caused thc. crash," he said. "It felt as if some giant had suddenly grasped the. right whin OI the plane and \vas pushing It back and down." Hughes, whose super speedy p'.i.V.a reconnaissance plane, crashed during EI test flight lor the Army, had amax.ed hospital officials with his bullhe.'.dcd refusal to give in to his countless injuries. But last night his stubborn re- sislance faltered, calling his phjsi- cian. Dr. Verne Mason, he asked point-blnnk: "Am I going to live?" "I don't know," Mason replied. In a bedside bulletin, the phjsi- cian explained that Hughes' lett lung, crushed when his plane plowed into a Del Ah mansion, had failed to respond. It is still funclionlcss." Mason said. "He is surviving through f li restricted use of his right Inn: to the extent permitted by h crushed which includes •nn« > broken ribs. "II:: is breathing pure oxygen 21 hours a day." In addition l.o the collapsed !im.: Hughes' injuries included a broker left shoulder, a smashed nose, and Senators Seek New OPA Curb Amendment Planned To Keep Wheat Free Of Price Ceilings. WAHHINCIYOH. July 18. (Ul'i .S'enule liepiiblU'uns. opcnlin: the Miy tor .situ another ballk' ovi-r Ihe OPA I'xli'iislon liill, imnounred today that, they uoiild pnsb >. new amendment In prevent uny luturc price ceilings on wlicnt. Sen. Uobert A. Tafi, II, O., sulil Ihe Kepiibllean Steering Committee hail decided to offer u modified version of n prevlously-detmled nmendineiil to keep all uniln and Bin In products free of price eon- trolu. Talt said the revised lunondmcn! would exempt only wheat liom controls. The nrlKhuil proposal, introduced by Hen. Clyde Reed, II., Kanr>.. would also Imvo covered flour, breiul and other I'.ranls. U was defeated. 'ID lo 112, I wo duy.i "I!'. 1 . Doth Republican jinil DcmucmUi: leaders hoped lli:it. nil rcmalumr: amendments could be disposed ol late today or tonight to send llu> muisurc lo cimrcrcnce with llv: house. The bill may pcsslbly run Into another presidential vel.i It the conferees uo not eliminate some of the provisions opposed by Ihe administration. Konnle Democratic Leader 'Albrn W. Darklcy, ICy.; 1 .scnVnl nonce lhat he \votild seek to wind up Hcnatc consideration of Ihe bill today even If it required a third .Iridght nl^ht session. 'I'he senate, however, first imi.M 'nlc on proposed amendments thai vwild postpone resumption ol price :onlrols until Nov. 15. ban nil ctm- rols except on rents, and itlve tblrlbut'pV their, .pre-war price nark-up... • •- WASHINGTON, .July 12. (U.I'.)—benjamin F. Fields, sliiugion publicist., wn« excused from the sliiml by an' - War InvcHllgalinu; Coinmittee today after bo dc-> niniuli-d his constitutional rit'lit not to testify against hinv> soil'. KielcU cunio before the com mi (Ice after it had formally renewed an invilalioi: to lte|). Andrew J. May, 1)., Ky,, tq ii'stify in i| K ini|itiry into wartime profits of n midwest." munilion empire. Fields' tuimc was originally brought Into the committee Inves-' Many to Attend Meeting With Fair Directors U Is expected thai «:i men and women will ailcnd tin; supper to- nlghl. when the lillii Mississippi C'minly Kalr will u t > discussed, a wns announced today by J. Mell nrook.s, secretary. He sntd thill many hud responded lo an InvltntUm sent ropresenlti- llvcs of various groups b:'llt:vcd Inlcrrsted In (he fair. Tlio Inlormal event I H to be n supper nlfiili', beginning at li o'clock, HI the American Lci;lon I Int. I Paragould. he had secured for p.m., did not materialize and he had no transportation! But she telephoned him as soon as -she conld aii[l he waited up until she arrived home, following the dance, lo kiss the new queen of /.rkansas. With but two hours sleep, she left early this morning for Little Rock and thr luncheon there today, accompanied by Mrs. Gilbert D. Hammock, who assisted her .it the conies!. They were escorted by state po'tice. To iMilkr Many Appearances As "Miss Arkansas," Miss McCall will make numerous appearances al public affairs throughout the year and when she ROCS East, for the national competition, she will be nc_ corded every possible honor. This will Include lop-ranking social events in Washington, a visit to New York City, as well as A'-- lantic City, where the contest is held, and other such "awards." Seme one in the crowd last niglii declared "She looks like Tiliss America all right." and she dues. Miss McCall has practically the same measurement or the so-called ideal figuro for a young woman. Five feet, six and a half inches lall, she weighs 120 pounds, measures ^1 inches in the bust and hips and not quite 25 inches in the waist, wilhouf an extra ounce of flesh in the "wrong place." Her brown eyes match her dark hair and her smile is radiant, with lovely teeth. Christians to Place Church Cornerstone The cornerstone of the new First Christian church. Sixth and Main, will be laid Sunday In a special ceremony following the morning worship service. In liie cornerstone will be a brass container holding a Paper on which is written briefly the history of The Christian Churcrt: names of church board members id a list of the church members. Thc new building will replace the structure erected In 1905-06 which has been used since that Unit-. The First Christian Church was organized here in 1004. Ministers since the organization have included the late James H. Brooks. George Duffec J. MMrray Taylor, now of Memphis; A. P. Cameron, the laic Howard Peters, Ihe Rev. Mr. McKenzle. C. E. Chambers, E. W. Scars. W. Paul Marsh, E. K. Latlmer, now of liat- ticsburg. Miss.; Francis Smyth?. George w. Patterson, c. E. Cloyed, V. E. Butterworth and the prcs cut minister, R. scolt Baird. The only charier member of the church «ho still has her membership here is Mrs. I. O. Westbrook, "ow ol Joiner. Many Schools Over the County Begin New Term A number of Mississippi County schools arc open for thc Summer term. Philip ,j. Deer, supervisor of Mississippi County Schools, said tcday. They began classes Monday lei" two-month sessions or possibly t™ jind a half months if cotton vcsling is hue. The schools arc Manila, Lo- r >' Cane Pawhrcn. Boynlon. Hox Kl- rier. Rccty. Gosncll, Lone O.IK. Promised t.nnd. Hat Lake. Number Nine, Recce. Clear Lake, Huffman. Htckman,- Cnrson, Btillman aurl Brown. These Summer sessions are lit'lrt i:i order that thc students ma> be at home in thc Fall to assist in harvesting. Holland Girl Injured Barbara Ann White, nged T, »: Holland. Mo., is in thc hospital today because she tried lo free a cow entangled in a fence. She s thc daughter O f Mr. and Mrs. C. W. While. Tlie child irlccl to unloosen l»= cow's chain frcm a barbed »!ie fence. The chain caught around Barbara Ann's leg and the cow dragged her against the 1 1 b'" 1 fence several times. Barbara Ann is undergoing treatment for t'ie cuts on her legs and body al Walls Hotpllal. WASHINGTON. July 12. <Ul') — President Triminn announced 'n- <luy that "through tho cooperation nnd determined effort of everyone" he Unllcd states to dnts has met n full its food promises lo the ninyry peoples ot Ihe world. He released n specinl report by Secrclary of ARI iclilture Clinton P. Anderson disclosing that the United Stales had exceeded Its grain com- nllmcnts :ind fulfilled all ol^er food promises. The reiKirt said thnt M U00.030.0im .lounds of fo<Hl hud been funnelrd .nto the world fight against hunger by June 30. Thc Unlled Slates exported -Id ;nrr cent, of" its wheat, more linn J5 per cent of l!s rice, '20 per cent or it.s cheese, 10 per cent or Us fal.s and oils and about ti per cent of ils meat during Ihe lasl year. Kxport. figures Included both [mid which went lo UNIUtA for nee distribution to destitute nnd hungry counlrles and food which .'"S purchased by foreign v-'itlons through the Agriculture Department, UNHKA received nearly half ol thc meat shipments, itbonl 10 par cent of the fats and oils, and nftoul 35 per cent of the dairy products. "Every American can take pride in thc record of accomplishment," thc President said. "Tile public generally, food producers and handlers. fi;ans|K>rt;i- tirm companies, organi/nllon.s and r-.overnnicnt agencies—all have helped to make this impressive record possible." l!;iltlc Not Over Anderson said thc United Slates t through June 30 had exported f40l.000.COO bushels of grain Horn the 1315 crop. It also shipped 764,001) tons of dairy products, GI4 000 tons of meal nnd 35G.OOO tons of inls and oils. In addition, he snitl, enough wheal, flour, corn and corn pio- dvcts were nt ports on July 1 to bring total food grain shipments lor (he ycur to 417.000.000 bushels. 'Tills means that thc full S<':>1 totals will have left our shores and be on Ihe W'ay to hunger arras soon as ships can be loaded ::'.d cleared probably by Ihc end of the month," Anderson said. Mr. Truman artdcd. soberly, ho-.v- cver. lhat his herculean clfort did not end Ihc fight against famine. He sale! the United Slates in thc months to come must do its "full share lo relieve the hunger that, still exists. The Importance of this effort in relieving human Miftering and establishing world peace can not he overestimated.'' Although thc Govcintncnt has stopped buying export mcjt mid wheat because prices arc above lor. mcr ceilings, It has promised to export 250,000000 bushels of wheat out of llic 104G crop. Will D. Curtis, Farmer of Luxcra, Dies Will D, Curl Is, loriK n fnnnrr In the Liixorn srcrlioii. dictl lliio morn- Hi Wnlls IlaspltTil. IK: wns U2. oi'n at Gold Dusl, Trim., in: num; to this KC':llon UK u child ami Client most of his life nc:ir Luxoni. KUIUTJII .sriA'Icr.s wl! l)c held tomorrow '«fl(Tiu>on. 2 nclock, nl tin:: Lnxora Cemetery by the Rcv.^.'W. Jo lies, p:istnr of the Litxoru A.'istnn- foly <>f Cioil WiMieh. 'lie h-iivr-.s his wife, Mrs. LIUlo Mao Curtis; hvo (]|Ui r ;iilciK, Mis. •K'lmcUc Mao Emilh of Ashpori, TrmM.. nnd Mrs. I Jessie Mask of hUNorii; thrn: sons, Will)dm A. '•"•rii-e of r.nyorti, ircnry Clyde and Preston Cm Us, both of Annorel, l u sister. Mrs. MyrLle Webb ol HlyUievllk, Ccbb Funeral Home l s in cjiarye. Livestock Prices Soar in Chicago Market Records Fall For Fourth Time In Recent Buying. Uy Ifnllcil 1're.s* Choice sleer prices lit the Chican stockyards lilt another nil-time, lilul today as buyers' strike movcmc.ll! spread to several additional cities A loud..of choice, steers .wild for $M.'2!i n 'hundredweight nt the Chicago market, the nation's blug>i.i' 'stockyards. Thc price exceeded tin ! previous record ol $23 set Wed I nestlny. It was the. fourth tlu.f I Ihe entile price record hud Wei broken at Chicago since Ihu lining of price conlrols. Meanwhile, Port Wayne, Ind Jnmcstown, N. D., Springfield am Cambridge, Muss., Erie, PH., am Decalur, III., were the sites of new collective consumer moves aya rising prices. Thc IJincau of Labor sl.!itl* said retail food price increase! wi:r "unusually spotty" lids week wit prices stable in some stores tin climbing rapidly in others. Legionnaires At Leachville Elect Officers Hilly IJ. Steed was elected commander of the American I.<j£i'm Post at Leachville at a nicclhut Tuesday night, at The Hut tluro. Other ofilcers lo serve IIP: I'red F. Alexander, first vice commander; Neal K. McHaney. second vice commander; R. L. WrlghV. :u],|:t- Innl; Wnyne Taylor, service (Jllic'.-i'; John n. Wells, chaplain; L. C. Pierce, finance officer; R. L. M:v.-tl:i. N. K. Mcllnncy and Caill Hilt, srr- Koant nl arms; R. L. Ixivelady, Judge: advocate and M. L. Plait, supply! officer. Commander Steed, who Is employed In Blytheville at thc revenue office, also is the ncw-ly-clcctcd commander of Mississippi County Lo- glon. At Tuesday night's mcc-tine.. plans were made for organizing a funeral and drill r-quad. The gr<m,l also agreed lo invite Legionnaires lo their post for the ne::t I-'ifta District Convention. The l£nclivlllc Legion will repair I be hut during the year and built'i a concrete porch, Commander Steert said. Twelve new members were initiated into the organization. G/ Candidates Ask Ouster of McLaughlin HOT SIMlINCiS, Art:., July 1 (Ul'i Klx G-l candldalcs for Gin land County offices todny file nuindatnus pioceedings In C'lrci Court to force Ihe connly nemo cratic Centrnl Committee to on: Mayor i.cii Mcl.aughlin as clinll iran. Tile action ciitnc hot on Ihc hce of i-'edera] action yesterday invril dating l."0'l Oai'lnnd County pi luxes and n 5200,000 breach suit filed by an Oklahoma City uomjin against the mayor. 'Ihe u-l's based their suit on section .1728 or Pope's Digest that no olftce holder or deputy office holder is eligible for membership and that the selection of Ineligible ;ic-r- ,sons create vacnnclc.s in thc"tom- inUtce. Tile pclltlon said McLallglltin u-os Mayor of Hot Springs at the lime he \ias named committee chairman. Also named in Ihe suit were the commitlcc as a whole nnd I/. V. Freeman, secrclary. Weather ARKANSAS —Partly cloudy today, tonight and Saturday. Widely scattered Ihundershowers In the extreme south today. Overheated Alfalfa Meal Causes Fire in Boxcar Fire fi om overheated n I fa If,i meal c.-niKerl damage lo 48 sac:<s in a railroad box car al Kiger Feed Mill this morning, Fire Chief Hoy Head said. The flames, which broke out 'nt •7:45 o'clock, came from s;'.c!<3 packod for shipment hut firemen extinguished the fire before the box car became Ignited. N. Y. Stocks A T .t T American Tobacco ..... Anaconda Copper liclhlrliein Steel Chrysler Coca Cola General Electric General Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester Korlh Am Aviallon Republic steel Radio Socony Vacuum Etudebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard Billion when Sen. Hugh B. Mil-' it'll, D., Wash., charged that Iclds ullcniplcd lo bribe him lust II on beliulf of members of the' mpcr empire" o( munitions firms." As Fields took Ihe sland, Chuir- an James M. Mead, D., N. Y., ad him the fifth amendment to ic Conslllullon, .providing that > mm) shull be compelled to be witness agalifst himself. "We want you ' to be frank niiil irllirlRht," Mena (old him'. "We ant to know If you nrc willing answer nil thc questions which III be uskcd ylu freely and fully." Ill reply. Fields read n prepared iilement, which said that lie as "appearing hero voluntarily . . In an obviously hostile gath- rlii(j , . ." He «ot no further. "You'ii! not appearing vplimlur- y." Mead .Mild. "You're here "s result of (\ subpcna served by the nnmlttee. You're smart enough to now lhat." ' .' "fin not snuirt," Fields replied. I do not waive my constitutional Bill!!." Gen. Homer Ferguson. R., Mich., dd that he did not see how the Dtiimlttce could cmcsllon Ficli'is. a ormer convict, since some of Ihe uestlons it ijitght ask would "dc- radc ,hlm ftntl incriminate him." Wend said'it was Ihc poRcy ol IIL> committee not to force a wit- ess who cjocsn't want to testily' t) answer, questions. , -. "I'm of the opinion that we ought;: o excuse you fight now," he 'fiiiH.™- "If that's your desire," Fie 1 ): jcunn, Juaiplng to his'-feet 'ana linking his finger nt Mead. Mead, also on his feet, shouted; "You're excused I"' Earlier Sen. Homer Ferguson, n,, Wlch., sharply criticized the War Department today for falling to "ln- vcslluntc efforts of Rep. May, lo expedite the war business of Dr. Henry Onrsson's Midwest muni- Jons combine. His criticism cnmo after the Sen- nlc War Investigating Committee again Invited May to appear voluntarily and give a "full, complete and accurate" account of his Interventions with thc Army on behalf of the "paper empire" syndicate ' whose war profits arc under com- niltce scrutiny. May acknowledged receipt of Ihc Invitation nnd said he would answer It in "due course." Sen. James M. Mead. D., N. Y.. chairman ut the Senate group, said It was not satisfied with explanations previously given by May on the House floor and to a secret session of the committee on June 4. Ferguson reprimanded the War Department after Albert W. Jacobson, legal consultant lo the Chemical Warfare Service, suid he couldn't find anything In Army tiles about May's activities In connection with the war combine. Taxpayers I.tfl to Suffer .hist before thc committee's midday recess. Mead criticized the outside Influences that figured In tho afTatrs of the munitions companies. "It occurs to me," he said, "that this was a very loose situation and it appears to me that there Is always, at every turn and every corner, somebody exercising innuciu"; in the interests of these companies and against the Interests of the taxpayers." As Ihc incpiiry convened today, Mead rend a letter he had sent to May. In It he said that "it should be abundantly clear" that May had not given the committee "the fuli, complete and accurate facts which the committee should know" when he appeared In secret session oft June 4. 198 1-4 05 M6 .1108 3 U l-'l na 16 1-4 CD 5-8 R7 5-8 . 24 5-8 . f!4 1-2 13 1-8 . 37 1-2 .. 11 7-8 .. 34 3-4 .. 77 .. 63 1-4 .. 9 l-'J U S Steel ................ 89 1-2 Employes, loading covered the five. the car, dls- N. Y. Cotton NEW YORK. July 12. (U.P.)— Collon closed s-trong. Mar 33!H 3438 3360 3433 May 3390 3420 3347 3420 July 33SO 3403 3460 3403 Oct 3333 3424 3345 3424 Dec 3387 3443 3355 3443 Rotor ions Get ^(Report on Boys' State Activities Freeman Jernlgan and Rosco Craflon were speakers yesterday at the Rolary Club luncheon In Hotel Noble. Thc two Blytheville High School students spoke of their experience at the meeting of Boys State in Little Rock, which they attended in June. Mayor E. R. Jackson was Inducted in the Rotary Club. Guests Included Odell Sanders of Macon. Miss., Bob Lowe, E. D. Wright ot Pascagoula, Miss, and Owen Harrison, Junior Rotarian. N. O. Cotton Mar 3375 May 3374 July 3365 Oct 3368 Eec. ...... 3373 3449 3375 3449 3437 3370 3437 3411 3365 3411 3433 3350 3433 34i5 3NS XS5

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